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Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”
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Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”

The Italian frontman has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season, but says he's got a new destination lined up Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has revealed he will sign for a new club "in a few weeks". Balotelli dropped into the free agency pool after being released by Brescia at the end of the 2020-21 campaign. The 30-year-old forward failed to report for training with the Italian club following the coronavirus lockdown, and was publicly criticised for a lack of discipline by his manager.
Revealed: Why Man City refused to sell Garcia to Barcelona
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Revealed: Why Man City refused to sell Garcia to Barcelona

The Spain international defender can leave for nothing at the end of the season but a late bid from the Liga giants was still rejected Manchester City would rather keep Eric Garcia as an extra member of the squad than sell him on the cheap after turning down Barcelona’s deadline-day move for the defender. Barca identified the Spain international as their top defensive target and made a late offer which reached around £9 million ($12m), plus add-ons. The offer was seen as unsatisfactory, however, as, while £4.5m of the add-on fees were seen as being realistically achievable, the final £2.7m was deemed practically impossible.
Liverpool boss Klopp willing to go with Wilson over Shaqiri
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Liverpool boss Klopp willing to go with Wilson over Shaqiri

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is willing to keep hold of Harry Wilson this season. Burnley are the only club to have tabled an offer which was made up of £12million upfront with a further £4m in add-ons. Despite the Clarets' interest, Klopp decided that Wilson was ready to play against Arsenal in this week's Carabao Cup defet and get some minutes under his belt. The Athletic reports Liverpool are waiting for Burnley to increase their offer, but Klopp is potentially willing to keep Wilson in place of Xherdan Shaqiri if the former Stoke man leaves the club. It's a glimmer of hope for Wilson, who remains keen to make the grade at Anfield having come through the youth ranks at Melwood.
Sancho Will Be Important For Us This Season – Haaland
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Sancho Will Be Important For Us This Season – Haaland

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has backed teammate Jadon Sancho to shine for the club this season as the new Bundesliga prepares to resume. Sancho is being targeted by Manchester United but last month, Borussia Dortmund confirmed the England international won't be leaving as he will be playing another season with them. With the winger confirmed to stay at the club for another season and how he has been good during the pre-season, Haaland believed he will be important for the German side this coming Bundesliga season. “I think he has been very good throughout the whole pre-season,” Haaland while speaking in an interview with Viaplay Fotball on twitter. “He will be an important player for us this season.” “That’s not something that I am involved in,” he replied w...
Anam Imo scores first goal of the season in Rosengard victory over Djurgarden
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Anam Imo scores first goal of the season in Rosengard victory over Djurgarden

The Nigerian forward got her name on the scoresheet for the first time during the 2020 season Anam Imo found the back of the net for the first time in the Swedish Damallsvenskan this season as Rosengard secured a 3-0 victory over Djurgarden at Malmo IP on Sunday. The Nigeria international was a huge success last term having contributed five goals in 17 appearances to help Jonas Eidevall's side to reclaim the Damallsvenskan title on her debut season. The Super Falcons striker has featured in 13 games for the champions but made her only start against Pitea on August 2.
Bernard Mensah strikes in Besiktas win over Antalyaspor
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Bernard Mensah strikes in Besiktas win over Antalyaspor

The Ghanaian forward aided the Black Eagles to their first win of the pre-season Bernard Mensah got himself a goal as Besiktas got the better of Antalyaspor in Friday’s friendly match. The Black Eagles did not have the most pleasant of encounters in their last friendly which ended in a 1-0 defeat by Sivasspor with their misery compounded by Dorukhan Tokoz getting a red card. There was however no room for any pushovers here with Besiktas getting the lead in the third minute via Atakan Uner. Mensah then doubled the lead five minutes to the half-time break before Turkish teenager Ilkay Isler put the game to bed in the 84th minute.
‘De Bruyne is the best midfielder in the world’-Xavi
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‘De Bruyne is the best midfielder in the world’-Xavi

The former Barcelona playmaker has heaped praise upon the man who picked up the Premier League Player of the Year award last season Kevin De Bruyne is the "best midfielder in the world", according to Xavi, who says the Manchester City star is "on another level" to his peers. De Bruyne has established himself as one of the most consistent performers in the Premier league since completing a £55 million ($73m) move to City from Wolfsburg in 2015. The 29-year-old has hit 57 goals in 222 appearances for the Blues, while also providing a staggering 89 assists, 20 of which were recorded in the top-flight last season.
Arsenal’s Coach, Freddie Ljungberg Leaves Emirates
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Arsenal’s Coach, Freddie Ljungberg Leaves Emirates

Freddie Ljungberg has left his role at Arsenal as Mikel Arteta’s assistant. Arsenal made the announcement in a statement via the club’s official website on Sunday. The statement read in part: “Freddie Ljungberg is leaving the club to pursue new opportunities in the coming season. “Freddie, currently the assistant coach to Mikel Arteta, has been back with us for the past two seasons after returning from Germany where he was assistant manager at VfL Wolfsburg. Freddie has previously led our under-15 and under-23 squads.” Reacting, Freddie said: “I have decided to leave my first-team assistant coaching role at Arsenal to progress my management experience. “I have been involved with this club on and off since 1998 and am grateful for all the opportunities they have given me...
Gabriel Magalhaes’ Probable Shirt Number at Arsenal Revealed
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Gabriel Magalhaes’ Probable Shirt Number at Arsenal Revealed

Gabriel Magalhaes would have to pick a new shirt number when he completes his Arsenal move, the UK Mirror reports. The Brazilian defender has agreed to a five-year deal with the Gunners, after reportedly passing his medicals. Magalhaes is expected to line up alongside William Saliba in Mikel Arteta’s first full season in charge. Both Saliba and Magalhaes were among the top young defenders in Ligue 1 last season. But Saliba benefitted from getting to Arsenal first and took the No.4 shirt. This means Magalhaes will not be able to wear the number which has brought him so much success at Lille. Instead, he could take the No.6 shirt, which has been unused at Arsenal since Laurent Koscielny left. The No.5 shirt could also become available if Sokratis Papasthopolous who has...
Jadon Sancho Breaks Silence Over Manchester United  Interest
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Jadon Sancho Breaks Silence Over Manchester United Interest

Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho has finally spoken out on the speculation surrounding his future, as Manchester United continue their bid to sign him this summer. United have missed an August 19 deadline set by the Bundesliga outfit to complete a transfer. However, the Red Devils are still interested in Sancho, who is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s priority ahead of the new season. “I try not to look at the media because I think once you start looking at all that it would be easy to get carried away with it,” Sancho told Soccerbible. “It can affect players. For me it’s about not looking at those things and just focusing on trying to do the best I can on the pitch. Especially in training. “I don’t really look at all the noise and all that stuff. I’d rather keep my h...
Inter Milan Board to Decide Conte’s future after Losing Europa League Final
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Inter Milan Board to Decide Conte’s future after Losing Europa League Final

Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, has admitted he may not be at the club next season. Conte enjoyed a fine season with the Serie A side, finishing second in the league and runners-up in the Europa League. Speaking to Sky Italia after a 3-2 defeat to Sevilla in Friday’s final, Conte hinted it might have been his last game in charge. “We’re going to meet next week with the club and we’ll decide about my future. I’m not sure that I’ll be the Inter manager next season, we’ll decide together. “Inter will plan the future with or without me,” he said. Conte’s future has been in doubt since the Serie A season ended, after he criticized the club’s directors.
Higuain and Khedira’s Contracts Terminated
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Higuain and Khedira’s Contracts Terminated

Juventus have decided to terminate the contracts of Gonzalo Higuaín and Sami Khedira. New Juventus, manager, Andrea Pirlo, has not included Higuain and Khedira in his plans for next season. This was revealed by respected Italian sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano, via his Twitter handle on Friday night. Romano tweeted: “After Matuidi deal with Inter Miami completed for free, Juventus have also decided to terminate contracts of Higuain and Khedira. They’re out of the Pirlo project. “Talks on to find an agreement on the payout (both have still 1year contract left with Juve).” DAILY POST had reported that both Higuain and Khedira are among the six players Pirlo put up for sale this summer.
PSG were the better team’ – Nagelsmann understands RB Leipzig outclassed in Champions League semi-final
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PSG were the better team’ – Nagelsmann understands RB Leipzig outclassed in Champions League semi-final

The German boss was aware of the gap between the two teams on the night and revealed the goals for his side next season RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has admitted PSG were the better team on Tuesday and deserved to qualify for the Champions League final. The Bundesliga side were swept aside 3-0 in the semi-final at the Estadio da Luz, with Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria and Juan Bernat getting on the scoresheet, while Neymar and Kylian Mbappe also performed strongly in attack. Nagelsmann felt his team started the match well but in the end had no answer for the quality shown by the Ligue 1 champions.
Chelsea move for young gun Paul Ibahadon after Aston Villa move collapse
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Chelsea move for young gun Paul Ibahadon after Aston Villa move collapse

Chelsea are moving for whizkid Paul Ibahadon. The Birmingham Mail reports that Ibahadon, 15, was due to sign for Aston Villa earlier this season, but that fell through. All Nigeria Soccer claim that international clearance issues prevented it happening then. But now Chelsea are set to show their hand, and have reportedly invited him to the academy for a trial. Ibahadon was born in Italy and was part of the Atalanta academy before a family move to the UK. He is described as "ball-playing central defender who is composed, strong and quick, Ibahadon can also be utilized as a holding midfielder".
Mikel Arteta to play Willian in new Position as Brazilian Undergoes Arsenal Medicals
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Mikel Arteta to play Willian in new Position as Brazilian Undergoes Arsenal Medicals

Arsenal head coach, Mikel Arteta, intends to play Willian in a central position next season, the UK Mirror reports. Willian has already confirmed his Chelsea exit and is believed to have undergone his medicals with the Gunners. During his time at Stamford Bridge, the 32-year-old was mostly used as a right winger. However, Willian’s always felt that he was used incorrectly and that his best position is in a more central role behind the striker. Arteta clearly agrees and plans on using Willian in a no.10 role next term. While the length of Arsenal’s contract offer is believed to have been key in Willian’s move to the Emirates, Arteta’s plans for him have clearly influenced his thinking. He will however take a slight salary cut from his £120,000-a-week deal wi...
New Juventus Manager, Andrea Pirlo Puts up Six Players for Sale
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New Juventus Manager, Andrea Pirlo Puts up Six Players for Sale

Juventus new manager, Andrea Pirlo, is reportedly ready to sell at least six players this summer transfer window, as he looks to bolster his squad ahead of next season, Mirror UK reports. Pirlo was appointed as Juventus new manager over the weekend following the sacking of Maurizio Sarri. Juventus have seen their revenue streams hit hard because of the coronavirus pandemic and will have less money to spend this summer following their Champions League exit at the hands of Lyon. Pirlo has put Aaron Ramsey “among six players” he wants Juventus to sell this summer. Ramsey only moved to the Old Lady last year, but the Welsh international is not wanted by Pirlo, and he is free to find another club this summer. The former Arsenal star is now seen as surplus to requirement...
Willian Undergoes Medical at Arsenal
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Willian Undergoes Medical at Arsenal

Brazil winger, Willian, has reportedly undergone his medical at Arsenal on Monday, after confirming on Sunday he is leaving Chelsea. According to The Telegraph, Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, made a special request to the club’s board and asked them to “specifically” sign Willian, despite his age. Arteta is said to be a big fan of the 32-year-old and strongly believes that he will improve the Gunners next season. DAILY POST recalls that Willian had announced he is leaving Chelsea after seven years at Stamford Bridge. The former Shakhtar Donetsk star confirmed his exit in an open letter to fans on Sunday. Arsenal had since made a formal three-year contract offer to Willian worth over £100,000-a-week.
New Juventus Manager, Pirlo told to Sign Man Utd Star Immediately
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New Juventus Manager, Pirlo told to Sign Man Utd Star Immediately

Former Bayern Munich striker, Luca Toni, has urged new Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, to sign Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba this summer transfer window. Pogba played alongside Pirlo during their team at Juventus. But Toni believes the France World Cup winner would be the “ideal gift” for Pirlo to start building Juventus midfield ahead of next season. “Knowing Andrea, he will start building from midfield,” Toni told Tuttosport. “The ideal gift would be Pogba. I do not know if that is possible, but it would certainly be the best option. “Andrea will not be a coach who focuses on defending and counter-attacking. “He loves to dominate the ball and will want to impose that on his team. “I do not know what system he will use, and I do not think it matte...
Champions League: Graeme Souness Names Favourite Team to Win Trophy
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Champions League: Graeme Souness Names Favourite Team to Win Trophy

Ex- Liverpool midfielder, Graeme Souness, has named Manchester City as now the ‘outstanding favourites’ team to win the Champions League this season. Manchester City will tackle Lyon in the Champions League ‘final eight’ fixture in Lisbon on Friday after they eliminated Real Madrid from the competition last Thursday. “I expect Manchester City to blow Lyon away in the quarter-final and they are the outstanding favourites now to win it Champions League trophy,” Souness told The Times. “Guardiola will have to be wary of his former clubs in the semi-final, whether it is Bayern or Barça waiting for City there. “If Lionel Messi has a special night, Barcelona can beat anyone. Bayern are streets ahead of everyone else in Germany and have already blown away a couple of English team...
Tottenham Appoints new Coach to Work With Jose Mourinho
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Tottenham Appoints new Coach to Work With Jose Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur, on Thursday, announced the appointment of former player, Ledley King, as Jose Mourinho’s new first-team assistant. King will work alongside Mourinho and the rest of the club’s first-team staff. The 39-year-old will also take on the role of supporting academy players looking to make the step up. King played for the North London club for 13 years making 323 appearances. He lifted the League Cup in 2008 before a persistent knee injury forced him to retire in 2012. Mourinho, speaking about King with the club’s official website, said: “I am extremely pleased to be welcoming Ledley into the first team group as we continue our preparations for the new season. “He has a tremendous affinity with this football club and the fans appreciate just how much he ha...
Premier League Proposes Changes to VAR Ahead of Next Season
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Premier League Proposes Changes to VAR Ahead of Next Season

The Premier League could stop drawing offside lines on-screen from next season, the UK Mirror reports. Sky and BT Sport have used the lines during live games, when VAR has been used to rule on marginal decisions, which has led to the phrase “armpit offsides”. Premier League bosses chose to show the lines being drawn by the VAR at Stockley Park, to offer clarity as to why goals were being ruled offside. A total of 34 goals were ruled out for offside by VAR last season and most times by the smallest of margins. And the long-winded process of the lines being drawn put off fans and pundits. Although the rest of Europe’s big leagues also use the lines, the leagues do not offer them to the broadcasters. The Premier League have not made a final decision on whether to ca...
Arteta Chooses Between Willian and Coutinho
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Arteta Chooses Between Willian and Coutinho

Arsenal have chosen Willian over Philippe Coutinho, according to the UK Mirror. The Gunners are now expected to seal a deal for the Chelsea midfielder by next week. Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his squad ahead of the new season and build on the recent success of winning the FA Cup. Arsenal were offered the opportunity to sign Coutinho, with Barcelona desperate to get the former Liverpool playmaker off their books. But Arteta has snubbed the opportunity to sign Coutinho, even on loan for the season, in favour of landing Willian. Willian, 31, is the cheaper option of the two players and Arteta is very keen to work with him. The Gunners technical director Edu has a good relationship with Kia Joorabchian, who represents both Willian and Coutinho and is an Arsenal f...
‘Man Utd is in My Blood’ – Jesse Lingard Reacts to Europa League Victory
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‘Man Utd is in My Blood’ – Jesse Lingard Reacts to Europa League Victory

Manchester United midfielder, Jesse Lingard, has reacted to his side’s Europa League 2-1 victory over LASK on Wednesday night. Lingard and Anthony Martial scored for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as they defeated LASK on 7-1 aggregate to qualify for the Europa League quarter-final. The England international said the club is in his blood, adding that he loves playing for the Red Devils. “Of course, you take confidence from goals,” Lingard told BT Sport. “I wanted to add goals this season, and I started and scored, so hopefully now I can carry on throughout the rest of the Europa League. “When you are not in the right mental state, football takes your mind away from everything. “I love playing football, enjoy football and, of course, Man Utd is in my blood. I love playin...
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Glen Johnson Predicts how Chelsea, Leicester, Man Utd will Finish

Former Liverpool defender, Glen Johnson, has predicted the position Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester United will finish in the Premier League this season. Chelsea is currently in the third position on the Premier League table with one point ahead of fourth place, Leicester City and two points ahead of fifth-place Man United after 35 games. However, Man United will go third position on the log ahead of Chelsea and Leicester if they beat Southampton on Monday night at Old Trafford. But Johnson, who played for Chelsea between 2003 and 2007, believes Frank Lampard’s men and the Red Devils will secure the third and fourth positions ahead of Leicester. When asked which teams will finish in third and fourth position between Chelsea, Man United, and Leicester, Johnson told Da...
La Liga President Reacts as CAS Overturns Manchester City’s Ban
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La Liga President Reacts as CAS Overturns Manchester City’s Ban

La Liga president, Javier Tebas, has reacted to the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), to overturn Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competitions on Monday. The ruling means Man City will play in the Champions League next season. Pep Guardiola’s side have also had their fine reduced from £25million to £8.9million. The former Premier League champions had been banned by UEFA for breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, but have had the decision overturned by CAS. Reacting, Tebas hit out at the CAS by claiming that the institution is no longer fit to serve its role in facilitating the settlement of football-related disputes. He also called on the sport to look at other avenues for resolving matters such as breaches of FFP rules. “We have to...
UEFA Reacts as CAS Overturns Man City’s Ban
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UEFA Reacts as CAS Overturns Man City’s Ban

UEFA has reacted to the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), to overturn Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competitions. The ruling means City will play in the Champions League next season. The former English champions have also had their fine reduced from £25million to £8.9million. City had been banned by UEFA for breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, but have had the decision overturned by CAS. However, a statement from European football’s governing body on Monday, showed they were not happy with what they see as many of City’s alleged breaches being “time-barred.” “UEFA notes that the CAS panel found that there was insufficient conclusive evidence to uphold all of the CFCB’s conclusions in this specific case and that many of the alleged...
Blow for Man Utd, Chelsea as CAS Overturns Man City’s Ban
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Blow for Man Utd, Chelsea as CAS Overturns Man City’s Ban

Manchester City will play in the Champions League next season, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned their two-year ban from European football. UEFA’s club financial control body handed City the suspension in February, over “serious breaches” of club licensing and Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. The former Premier League champions strongly denied any wrongdoing and appealed the decision at CAS last month. After hearing evidence over the course of three days in June, CAS has now overturned the suspension. A statement from City on Monday read: “Whilst Manchester City and its legal advisors are yet to review the full ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the Club welcomes the implications ...
Mourinho Gives Reason Next Season will be Different For Tottenham
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Mourinho Gives Reason Next Season will be Different For Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho has disclosed that next season would be different for his team because Spurs are going to make some changes in their squad. The Portuguese also explained that Tottenham’s next season would not be so full of negative episodes like the current 2019/20 campaign because he would start working from day one. Mourinho said this following Tottenham’s Premier League 2-1 victory against Arsenal on Sunday. Mourinho’s men defeated the Gunners at home, thanks to two goals from Son Heung-min and Toby Alderweireld. Alexandre Lacazette did score for Mikel Arteta’s side. Speaking after the game, Mourinho told Football London: “Next season is going to be different from this one. “[I am optimistic] because I start working from day one, be...
Tottenham vs Arsenal: Arteta Reveals why he Dropped Saka for London Derby
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Tottenham vs Arsenal: Arteta Reveals why he Dropped Saka for London Derby

Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta, has given reasons for dropping Bukayo Saka against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The 18-year-old is enjoying a fine season with the Gunners and has scored four times and provided 10 assists so far. However, Arteta, dropped Saka to the bench for their 2-1 defeat at Spurs, preferring to start with Nicolas Pepe. He was asked to explain his decision ahead of the match and suggested he is merely resting the teenager. “He’s played a lot of games, we have a lot of games coming up, we have to rotate some players, we had some issues during the week. “Every week will be a little bit different,” Arteta told Sky Sports. Saka recently signed a new four-year deal at Arsenal, which will keep him at the club until 2024.
Jose Mourinho Speaks on Tottenham Finishing Above Arsenal after 2-1 win
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Jose Mourinho Speaks on Tottenham Finishing Above Arsenal after 2-1 win

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he is not bothered about his side finishing above Arsenal this season. Mourinho was speaking after a 2-1 win over the Gunners on Sunday. “That’s a fan view. I have to be more ambitious than that. “I can even be a bit selfish and say that if the Championship started when I arrived here. Despite all the problems after then, we will probably be fourth or fifth on the table. “But I don’t want to see it from a fan’s view or be selfish. I want to qualify for the Europa League,” he told reporters. Alexandre Lacazette’s opener was cancelled out by Heung-Min Son, before Toby Aldeweireld headed in the winner. Spurs now have 52 points, two more their North London rivals.
Nigerian Striker, Paul Onuachu Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Nigerian Striker, Paul Onuachu Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu, who plays for Genk in Belgium has tested positive for Coronavirus. According to Belgian news hub, HLN Sport, all players of the club were tested on Tuesday, July 7, in the run-up to the first friendly game ahead of the new season. They all tested negative except Onuachu. The 26-year-old who made his Super Eagles debut last year had only recently returned to his Belgian club for pre-season after he accompanied Victor Osimhen for his father’s burial in Nigeria. Onuachu will now miss Genk’s first exhibition game of the season against Eendracht Termien on Thursday, July 9, as he will be quarantined for a week. Onuachu joined Genk from Danish club FC Midtjylland in August 2019.
Chelsea Confirm Deal for 25-year-old Midfielder
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Chelsea Confirm Deal for 25-year-old Midfielder

Chelsea has confirmed that their 25-year-old midfielder, Mario Pasalic has joined Serie A side, Atalanta on a permanent deal. The Blues disclosed this in a statement via their official website on Monday. The statement read: “Atalanta has today exercised their option to sign Mario Pasalic on a permanent deal. The midfielder is currently spending his second year on loan at the Italian side and will now join them permanently ahead of next season.” Pasalic joined Chelsea in 2014 from Hajduk Split in his native Croatia. After signing for Chelsea, Pasalic’s first loan was to Elche in Spain. Pasalic subsequently spent seasons on loan at Monaco, AC Milan and Spartak Moscow. He has represented the Croatian senior side 12 times, most recently in...
Nicol Reveals Chelsea’s Biggest Problem Under Lampard
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Nicol Reveals Chelsea’s Biggest Problem Under Lampard

Former Liverpool star, Steve Nicol, has revealed Chelsea’s biggest problem under their manager, Frank Lampard, so far this season. According to Nicol, the Blues’ biggest problem under their Lampard was the vulnerability of their defence. On Sunday, Chelsea came from a goal down to beat Aston Villa 2-1 in the Premier League to move five points clear ahead of fifth-place Manchester United. “Chelsea’s biggest problem is not going forward, it’s defensively,” Nicol told ESPN FC. “They are going to create chances and put teams under pressure all day long, every time they step onto the field, regardless of the opposition. “But I tell you what, and they give me a heart attack at the back. “They go a goal down, and there were three Aston Villa pla...
Solskjaer Told he has ‘big’ Decision to Make on Goalkeepers next Season
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Solskjaer Told he has ‘big’ Decision to Make on Goalkeepers next Season

Former England striker, Alan Shearer, has said Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has a big decision to make about goalkeepers next season. David de Gea was at fault for Tottenham’s goal as United drew 1-1 on Friday night. The result put a dent on their top-four hopes, especially with Chelsea defeating Aston Villa 2-1 yesterday. De Gea has made seven errors leading to goals this campaign, the joint most in the Premier League, while Dean Henderson has impressed on loan at Sheffield United. Shearer told the UK Sun that Solskjaer has to decide whether to stick with De Gea or give Henderson a shot at becoming No.1. “Dean Henderson has had a taste of the limelight at Sheffield United and is not going to want to sit on the Old Trafford ...
Aston Villa vs Chelsea: It will be Hard to Secure fourth place – Lampard
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Aston Villa vs Chelsea: It will be Hard to Secure fourth place – Lampard

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has admitted that it would be difficult for the Blues to finish in the fourth position on the English Premier League table this season. Lampard said this ahead of Chelsea’s away Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Sunday evening. Chelsea currently holds a two-point advantage over Manchester United in fifth place, with less than nine matches remaining to conclude the campaign. “It is going to be very tough [for Chelsea to finish in the fourth position],” Lampard was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying. “You want every point that is on the table. There are a lot of tough games in our run-in. “It is a battle. We’ll have to take the games as they come, remain focused on ourselves and not look around too much...
Jurgen Klopp Slams UK Government
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Jurgen Klopp Slams UK Government

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has criticized the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, over how he handled the COVID-19 outbreak. Klopp feels his response to the pandemic is the reason the UK now has one of the highest death tolls in the world. According to the Reds boss, he was not too bothered about his side, missing out on their first Premier League title in 30 years. Klopp, however, admits he was worried the season would be cancelled, with Liverpool 25 points clear at the top. “I didn’t vote for this Government. This Government was the choice of other people. And the problem I had was that I got the news from England and the news from Germany. “From a personal point of view, I don’t understand why we started wearing face masks in closed areas on Ju...
What Lampard Told Tammy Abraham after Werner Signing
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What Lampard Told Tammy Abraham after Werner Signing

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has revealed that he spoke with Tammy Abraham, since the club spent £53million on Timo Werner. Wernet becomes the club’s second summer signing, following the £43m spent on Hakim Ziyech from Ajax. Lampard has warned the young stars at the club to continue to improve and also get used to competition within the squad. “I don’t feel the need to have addressed every player if a player comes in who might contest their position at a club like Chelsea. Because that’s what it’s about. “Tammy has had a very good season for us this season. He has to sustain and improve on that because at Chelsea we have demands. I’m happy to have options and we have options in forward areas. We must have competition for places,” Lampard told a Zoom press conference on ...
Lille coach, Christophe Galtier confirms Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen will Leave the Club this Summer
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Lille coach, Christophe Galtier confirms Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen will Leave the Club this Summer

Lille manager, Christophe Galtier has announced that Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen will be leaving the club this summer. The 21-year-old youngster has been in top form for the club, scoring 13 goals in 25 appearances as Lille finished the 2019/20 season in fourth place. Back in May, Lille owner Gerard Lopez revealed that 'multiple offers' have been made for the Nigerian star. Coach Galtier has now confirmed that Arsenal target Osimhen and one of his teammates, Gabriel will leave the club. Speaking at a press conference, the Lille manager said: 'Regarding Victor and Gabriel, yes, I've known for a long time that they're leaving.' 'They're working hard with us in the meantime. We're working on the players who are currently here and those likely to replace them. 'Of c...
Dimitar Berbatov Identifies Manchester Utd Seasons Player
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Dimitar Berbatov Identifies Manchester Utd Seasons Player

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov has identified midfielder, Fred, as the club’s player of the 2019/20 season. Fred has become a regular starter under Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, so far this season, following a rocky start to life at Old Trafford. But Berbatov believes the Brazilian international has been Man United’s standout performer this campaign. “At first, Fred had a difficult time at Manchester United, getting used to the tempo, with the speed of the games and the challenges,” Berbatov told Betfair ahead of Man United’s away Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night. “It is not easy, coming from a different league, and sometimes he spent too much time on the ball and lost possession ea...
Lampard Ready to Sell Kante, six Others as Chelsea eye Havertz deal
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Lampard Ready to Sell Kante, six Others as Chelsea eye Havertz deal

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, would be willing to sell N’Golo Kante, in order to raise money to complete other deals, the UK Times reports. The Blues have already sealed moves for Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig ahead of next season. However, Lampard would have to sacrifice some members of his current squad, if he wants to bring in more new faces. Kante arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2016 from Leicester City and has become of the key players at the club. However, his future is now in doubt, with Chelsea very keen on signing Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen. Others at risk include Marcos Alonso, Baba Rahman, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Michy Batshuayi. Havertz will cost around £75m, but is believed to favour a ...
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Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he is expecting Paul Pogba to “gradually improve” as he plays more with a few games left this season. Pogba has managed only eight appearances in all competitions this season, after undergoing ankle surgery in January. However, the Frenchman is fit and ready to play again, with United eyeing a place in the top four and silverware in the Europa League and FA Cup. The 27-year-old will however find plenty of competition for places after impressive performances from Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic, Fred and Scott McTominay, that saw Solskjaer’s side go unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions before the COVID-19 break. “I want the same from Paul as from all the others. Paul is one of the best midfielders in the world so ...
Eight Championship Players and Staff Test Positive for Coronavirus
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Eight Championship Players and Staff Test Positive for Coronavirus

The latest round of EFL Coronavirus testing has returned eight positive results from a total of 2213 tests on players and staff in the Championship. In a statement, the English Football League revealed that the eight positive Covid-19 tests are from six clubs and that the tests were carried out from last Thursday until midnight Tuesday. An EFL statement read: “The EFL can confirm that 2,213 players and club staff from the 24 Championship Clubs were tested over the course of the past week with eight individuals testing positive from six Clubs. “Those players or Club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate in line with the guidelines provided by the EFL and only those who have tested negative will be permitted to enter training ground facilities.” The results fro...
Hernandez is Dynamic Despite his ‘Tactical Deficits’, says Bayern Coach Flick
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Hernandez is Dynamic Despite his ‘Tactical Deficits’, says Bayern Coach Flick

The French defender has been linked with a move away from Bavaria after a tough debut season Lucas Hernandez still needs to get up to speed with the tactical demands of playing for Bayern Munich following his spell on the sidelines, according to boss Hansi Flick. World Cup-winning France international Hernandez was an €80 million (£72m/$91m) acquisition from Atletico Madrid last year but he has struggled during his debut campaign in Bavaria. The 24-year-old suffered ankle ligament damage at the end of October and was sidelined for more than three months.
Solskjaer to Drop Pogba for Tottenham vs Man Utd Game
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Solskjaer to Drop Pogba for Tottenham vs Man Utd Game

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will leave Paul Pogba on the bench, for this Friday’s Premier League clash at Tottenham Hotspur, according to The Athletic. Pogba has not featured for the Red Devils since Boxing Day, after suffering a foot injury. The Frenchman has made only eight appearances in all competitions this season. Pogba would have to wait to make a return, as Solskjaer is planning to leave him out for United’s first game since March. It is understood that the team has been preparing for the Spurs game without Pogba in the starting XI. Although match fitness might be an issue, United was also enjoying an excellent run of form before lockdown, going 10 games unbeaten across all competitions.
Man Utd Close in on £50m Nigerian Star as Van de Beek’s Alternative
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Man Utd Close in on £50m Nigerian Star as Van de Beek’s Alternative

Manchester United are in pole position to sign Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, this summer’s transfer window. This is as reported by a British newspaper, Daily Express on Monday. Man United view Ndidi as a viable alternative to Ajax’s Donny van de Beek, one of their priority targets for this summer. The Red Devils are seriously looking at Ndidi as manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, plots to add strength to his midfield this summer ahead of next season. Ndidi has drawn the interest of Man United in the past. The Nigerian international, who has also drawn the interest of PSG in the past, is expected to cost around £50million. The 23-year-old’s current contract at the Foxes will expire in 2024. Speaking on his future recently, Ndidi insisted that he is d...
Dietmar Hamann Predicts Premier League Club Jadon Sancho will Join
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Dietmar Hamann Predicts Premier League Club Jadon Sancho will Join

Former Bayern Munich and Liverpool midfielder, Dietmar Hamann has predicted that Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho will join Manchester United ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool. DAILY POST had reported that Sancho had drawn the interest of Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool in the past. But Hamann says he expects Sancho to return to England at the end of the season to sign for the Red Devils. According to him, the 20-year-old England youngster is just too good to wait for another year before making a switch to the Premier League. “There will continue to be a market for the top players, like Jadon Sancho,” Hamann told Bild. “He is just too good to wait another year. I see him going to the Premier League. “The most likely option there is Manchester United...
Danny Murphy Predicts how Man Utd, Arsenal will Finish This Season
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Danny Murphy Predicts how Man Utd, Arsenal will Finish This Season

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> Former Liverpool star, Danny Murphy has backed Manchester United to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League when the season resumes on June 17. He also predicted that Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal would finish outside of the Champions League spot this term. Man United are currently in 5th position on the Premier League table, while Arsenal are in the 9th position. “[Manchester United forward] Marcus Rashford is the player I am most excited to see and I believe could make the biggest difference,” Murphy wrote in a column for MailSport. “If he hits the for...
Arsene Wenger rules himself out of running to become Arsenal chairman
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Arsene Wenger rules himself out of running to become Arsenal chairman

Former Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger has distanced himself from rumours that he could return to Arsenal to take up the vacant role as club chairman. The retirement of Sir Chips Keswick at the end of May after 15 years as Chairman means the club is without a chairman heading into the resumption of the 2019/20 season next week. Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown, who spent eight years playing for Wenger,  urged the club to appoint Wenger as chairman saying the Frenchman's return to the club at boardroom level would be 'special'. Keown told talkSPORT: 'It would be something special to see Arsene Wenger come onto the board. 'I don't think so somehow, I think he's said recently he doesn't want to do that, never saw himself as someone who would sit on the board, but they cou...
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Nigerian-born Footballer, Arnaut Danjuma Reveals he Was Mistakenly Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder

Nigerian-born footballer, Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld, who plays as a winger for Bournemouth, has revealed he was mistakenly arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the UK just days before the Coronavirus lockdown. The 23-year-old who was born in Lagos, Nigeria to a Dutch father and Nigerian mother recalls how he was walking through Bournemouth town centre in order to get some food when police apprehended him. Speaking with The Sun, the Netherlands international said: 'Suddenly there was a police car there and two police officers came out of it. One said, "Put your hands on the fence!" 'I asked, "What did I do?" They said, "Put your hands on the fence, shut up!" 'So I put my hands on the fence and asked again, "What did I do?" They said to wait for the other officers...
George Floyd: EPL Reveals Decision on Banning players who Support Black Lives Matter Movement
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George Floyd: EPL Reveals Decision on Banning players who Support Black Lives Matter Movement

' The Premier League has said it will support players, who take a knee as a public show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, when the season restarts next week, according to Sky Sports. The Football Association assured players they would treat any display of anti-racist or political gestures with “common sense”. This follows global protests that have continued since the death of George Floyd in the USA last month. Liverpool and Chelsea are among the top-flight clubs to take a knee during training, to show solidarity for the movement last week. The German FA decided not to take action against England international Jadon Sancho and other Bundesliga players, who displayed anti-racism messages following the death of Floyd. Also, earlier this month, FIFA preside...