Tuesday, November 24

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Donny Van De Beek Told He Has Made Huge Mistake Joining Manchester United By Marco Van Basten
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Donny Van De Beek Told He Has Made Huge Mistake Joining Manchester United By Marco Van Basten

  Dutch legend Marco van Basten has slammed Donny van de Beek's decision to join Manchester United in a remarkable outburst. The 23-year-old completed a £35 million move from Ajax in the summer window but since, the midfielder has been restricted to a handful of starts under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, spending the majority of his time watching from the bench. In fact, Van de Beek has made just two starts for United since arriving, with both of those coming in the Carabao Cup against Luton Town and Brighton. Despite scoring just 15 minutes into his debut in United's opening day defeat to Crystal Palace, it has been a frustrating start to life at Old Trafford, although Solskjaer has stressed that his time will come. But those assurances are not enough for the great Marco van B...
‘Thiago Silva has got everything!’ – Zouma ‘excited to learn from’ Chelsea’s summer signing
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‘Thiago Silva has got everything!’ – Zouma ‘excited to learn from’ Chelsea’s summer signing

The Frenchman says the former Paris Saint-Germain star has already had a big impact in the dressing room at Stamford Bridge Thiago Silva has "got everything", according to Kurt Zouma, who says he's "excited to learn from" Chelsea's summer signing. Chelsea snapped Silva up on a free transfer at the end of August after seeing him depart Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his contract. The Brazilian wasn't offered a renewal at Parc des Princes despite help ing Thomas Tuchel's side reach last season's Champions League final, but was given the chance to extend his career at the highest level when Frank Lampard came calling.
The Player Harry Redknapp Thinks Liverpool Should Have Signed On Transfer Deadline Day
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The Player Harry Redknapp Thinks Liverpool Should Have Signed On Transfer Deadline Day

Harry Redknapp believes Liverpool made a mistake by not signing Manchester United's Sergio Romero as a backup goalkeeper following Adrian's woeful display against Aston Villa. Adrian replaced the injured Alisson and conceded seven goals as Liverpool lost 7-2 to Villa on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp was thought to be in the market for a keeper after Liverpool's No.1 suffered a training ground injury which will keep him out of action for a reported four to six weeks. But the German boss failed to bring anyone in on deadline day with Redknapp suggesting they missed a trick. Speaking on Sky Sports News, he said: "You would have thought he (Romero) might have gone to Liverpool. "Liverpool need a goalkeeper. They need a goalkeeper more than Everton. "If Alisson is out for a while, ...
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Sevilla expecting new offer from Man City for Jules Kounde

Sevilla are expecting an offer from Manchester City for Jules Kounde. Marca says City failed with an opening offer for the 22-year-old defender, but they haven't given up on securing his services just yet. Pep Guardiola has become a big fan of the Frenchman and how he plays, so he doesn't want to let the opportunity to sign him pass him by. City have the money to pay for Kounde's transfer fee and are the only contenders for his signature - it's just about convincing Sevilla to let him go. Kounde has a release clause of 80 million euros at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, which City won't match. Their first offer of 50 million euros plus five million in add-ons is expected to rise the second time around - and this time Sevilla could find it hard to say no.
Lampard: Werner helped Chelsea sign Havertz
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Lampard: Werner helped Chelsea sign Havertz

The Blues have a new forward line to take on the champions of England but their signing won't be ready in time for the match Frank Lampard has revealed signing fellow Germany international Timo Werner helped him in his bid to sign the high-coveted Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen in a £70 million ($89m) deal. Chelsea sought the opinion of Werner, who came in from RB Leipzig through his £47.5m ($61m) release clause over two months earlier, which helped kickstart a summer transfer spend of around £200m ($252m) on five significant signings. Indeed, having introduced Werner into the squad to train, Lampard had a player he could use to give him feedback on what would be a major deal for the club. After a long round of talks, Chelsea finally got their man and Lampard appreciated the ...
Klopp: Liverpool won’t throw money away in transfer window
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Klopp: Liverpool won’t throw money away in transfer window

The Reds have made just one signing since winning the Premier League title, but their manager is not concerned by the lack of activity Jurgen Klopp vowed Liverpool will not "throw money away" as he hit back at the Premier League champions' transfer critics. Liverpool finished 18 points clear at the top of the table last season but have been accused by some observers of sitting back after making just one signing so far this window. Kostas Tsimikas was brought in from Olympiakos for £11.75 million ($15m) in August to provide competition for regular left-back Andy Robertson.
Lampard says Kante is ‘fundamental’ to Chelsea and won’t be sold amid Inter rumours
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Lampard says Kante is ‘fundamental’ to Chelsea and won’t be sold amid Inter rumours

The France midfielder has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, but the Blues boss isn't interested in such speculation Frank Lampard says N’Golo Kante is ‘fundamental’ to Chelsea’s plans going forward and he has no intention of selling him. Inter have been among the teams linked with a move for Kante, amid rumours Chelsea were looking to sell him to fund a move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. Chelsea have been heavily involved in this summer’s transfer dealings, but Lampard says Kante isn’t on the market.
Sandro Tonali Asked Gennaro Gattuso For Permission To Wear His Shirt Number At AC Milan
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Sandro Tonali Asked Gennaro Gattuso For Permission To Wear His Shirt Number At AC Milan

A day before joining the ranks at AC Milan, highly-rated midfielder Sandro Tonali asked childhood hero Gennaro Gattuso for permission to wear the iconic number 8 jersey. It was officially confirmed on Wednesday that the 20-year-old had signed from Brescia on an initial season-long loan for a fee of £9 million, with the option to buy him permanently for £14 million next summer. Tonali, who was labeled "one of the most promising young talents in international football" by CEO Ivan Gazidis this week, is often compared to club legend Andrea Pirlo. In fact, Andrea Pirlo believes Sandro Tonali is "the most promising" midfielder in Italy but doesn't feel the 20-year old is the heir to his throne. Milan, meanwhile, have decided to hand the number eight jersey to the youngster - a num...
Gonzalo Higuain Set To Be The Next Star To Join David Beckham’s Inter Miami
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Gonzalo Higuain Set To Be The Next Star To Join David Beckham’s Inter Miami

Gonzalo Higuain is expected to be the latest marquee signing to join David Beckham's Inter Miami, with reports claiming the player has already reached an agreement. The news comes from Argentina with Tyc Sports' Cesar Luis Merlo reporting that the deal between the American club and player is for two and a half years, until the end of the 2020 season. Tyc also claim that the Juventus striker turned down offers to remain in Serie A and to move to the Premier League in order to join Beckham's side. The report says that the only thing left to do is to agree a deal with Juventus, although the Old Lady may be willing to let him leave for nothing. That's exactly the situation Beckham's team found themselves in earlier this summer when the Italian champions allowed World Cup winner B...
Buhari Approves Transfer Of NIMC To Ministry Of Communication
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Buhari Approves Transfer Of NIMC To Ministry Of Communication

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted approval for the transfer of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. A statement by the ministry’s spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman, sent to PREMIUM TIMES Monday morning, said the decision was to ensure “synergy and effective ministry supervisory mechanism is put in place to coordinate, monitor and track the progress of Federal Government’s digital transformation initiatives.” Transferring the identity commission to the ministry, according to the statement, will aid the harmonisation of citizens’ data which will aid planning, the economy and security. The commission which is in charge of managing national identity database for Nigerians was hitherto domiciled under the Office of the ...
Virgil Van Dijk Sends Donny Van De Beek Message After Completing Man United Transfer
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Virgil Van Dijk Sends Donny Van De Beek Message After Completing Man United Transfer

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has told Donny Van de Beek that he is glad he switched from Ajax to Manchester United. The 23-year-old’s move to Old Trafford is imminent after completing his medical with Man United on Monday. Van de Beek will sign a five-year deal with the Red Devils after United agreed to pay Ajax €40million plus €5million add ons. The midfielder’s paperwork with Ajax is a success and his medical with Man United went smooth. The Netherlands international is expected to be unveiled as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s player this week. While the Reds are taking their time to announce their first summer signing and Solskjaer’s sixth signing, van Dijk has kept rivalry aside to laud his compatriot of his move to Old Trafford. “It’s a nice step for him to move to a ...
Kai Havertz To Chelsea Transfer All But Done As £72m Initial Fee Agreed
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Kai Havertz To Chelsea Transfer All But Done As £72m Initial Fee Agreed

Negotiations for the transfer of Havertz to Chelsea appear to have been completed and the deal can now go through later this week. Kai Havertz is set to become a Chelsea player after an initial £72million transfer fee was agreed. Chelsea and Leverkusen chiefs have agreed on the fee with two £9million bonus payments also included for future performances. The potential bonus payments are reportedly for a number of 'complicated' clauses, including if Chelsea win the Champions League inside the next five seasons. Havertz has already agreed personal terms with Chelsea. Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz said earlier on Monday that Havertz will never train with the club again. The Bayer boss said that he believes the forward is now set to leave the club amid his links to Chelsea - w...
LaLiga backs Barca, says Messi’s Barcelona contract still valid
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LaLiga backs Barca, says Messi’s Barcelona contract still valid

The 700m euros (£624m) release clause in Lionel Messi’s Barcelona contract is still valid, La Liga has said. Messi, 33, informed the club on Tuesday that he wished to leave and did not attend a pre-season medical on Sunday. The Argentina forward plans to invoke a clause that would allow him to depart the club for free but Barcelona argue the deadline for that has expired. “In compliance with the applicable rule, La Liga will not approve a request to be de-registered as a player with the Spanish football federation, unless the amount in the release clause has been paid,” the body said in a statement. Messi was due at Barcelona’s training ground at 10.15am local time on Sunday but did not attend. The player’s lawyers plan to exercise a clause in his four-year contract, signed...
Fans Convinced Lionel Messi Deal Is Happening After Sergio Aguero Removes ’10’ From Instagram Handle
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Fans Convinced Lionel Messi Deal Is Happening After Sergio Aguero Removes ’10’ From Instagram Handle

Manchester City fans are convinced Lionel Messi is on his way after Sergio Aguero removed the number '10' from his Instagram handle. The former Atletico Madrid striker was previously '@KunAguero10' on the social media site but has dropped the two digits - with plenty of supporters seeing a link between the change and the club's pursuit of his compatriot and Argentina teammate. It's likely purely coincidental but City fans won't let it halt their excitement and who can blame them? A 23-year old Aguero took the No.16 shirt upon his arrival at City in 2011 but switched to the No.10 in 2015 following the departure of Edin Dzeko to AS Roma. Messi is highly synonymous with the iconic shirt number, having inherited it from Ronaldinho and wore it with distinction at Barcelona. ...
Gabriel ‘Lands In London To Complete £27m Arsenal Transfer’
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Gabriel ‘Lands In London To Complete £27m Arsenal Transfer’

Lille centre-back, Gabriel Magalhaes, has reportedly landed in London to complete his £27million move to Arsenal. The Brazilian was also a Manchester United and Napoli target but they look to have been beaten to the defender’s signature by the Gunners.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1297826174811475968&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fsportinglife.ng%2Fjust-in-gabriel-lands-in-london-to-complete-27m-arsenal-transfer%2F&theme=light&widgetsVersion=223fc1c4%3A1596143124634&width=550px Flight Radar pictures on Twitter show private jet number E55P landing at Luton airport. Earlier this week Romano tweeted: “Gabriel Magalhaes to Arsenal, here we go! ...
‘Man City need three exceptional signings’ – Guardiola requires more money, says Xavi
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‘Man City need three exceptional signings’ – Guardiola requires more money, says Xavi

The Barcelona legend, who worked under the Blues boss at Camp Nou, believes further funds need to be invested at the Etihad Stadium Manchester City need to continue backing Pep Guardiola in the transfer market and add another “three exceptional” signings to their ranks, says Xavi. The Barcelona legend is keeping a close eye on events at the Etihad Stadium. Having previously worked under Guardiola at Camp Nou, the World Cup winner is eager to see his former boss deliver more domestic and continental success in a distinguished coaching career.
David Beckham’s club, Inter Miami confirm signing of first star player, Blaise Matuidi on free transfer
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David Beckham’s club, Inter Miami confirm signing of first star player, Blaise Matuidi on free transfer

Inter Miami FC, the US based football club owned by former Manchester United and England captain, David Beckham, has confirmed the free signing of it's first star player, Blaise Matuidi, after the France World cup winner was released by Juventus. Matuidi made 133 appearances for Juve, also winning the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana as well as lifting the World Cup with France in 2018. Matuidi, 33, will play for Inter Miami CF on August 22, and will wear the No.8 shirt, the club has confirmed. Beckham told the club website: "I couldn’t be happier to welcome my friend Blaise to Inter Miami. He is an exciting and gifted player and a great person. "To have a World Cup winner of Blaise’s quality in our new team is such a proud moment - for us as owners and for our fans. F...
Willian’s Astonishing Wages At Arsenal Reportedly Revealed After Gunners Move
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Willian’s Astonishing Wages At Arsenal Reportedly Revealed After Gunners Move

Willian will pocket a whopping £220,000 a week after completing his sensational move to Arsenal, according to reports. The 32-year-old Brazilian winger has been heavily linked with the Gunners after becoming a free agent this summer. And Arsenal announced on Friday that they had completed the signing of Willian on a three-year deal. According to The Daily Mail, Willian's basic salary at the Gunners is lower than what he earned during his time at Chelsea. However, the newspaper added that the Arsenal new boy would be rewarded handsomely through his 'huge signing-on fee' and 'loyalty payments and other bonuses.' The Brazil international could earn up to an astonishing £35m over the course of his time with Arsenal, according to The Daily Mail. Arsenal's hefty pay packag...
Leroy Sane Accidentally Confirms Kai Havertz’s Transfer To Chelsea
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Leroy Sane Accidentally Confirms Kai Havertz’s Transfer To Chelsea

Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz seems to be on his way to Chelsea, according to his Germany National team teammate and Bayern Munich's newest signing, Leroy Sane. Kai Havertz has become one of the biggest names in the current transfer window. With Timo Werner already joining Chelsea and Jadon Sancho looking very likely to join Manchester United, Havertz seems to be joining the others in England, and specifically at Chelsea. Even though the German attacking-midfielder had been linked with Bayern Munich as well, it seems that Chelsea is going to be his likely destination. Especially when his Germany National Team partner Leroy Sane has revealed that he will be off to Chelsea. In his introductory press conference as a Bayern Munich player, Sane said in German as translated by R...
Barcelona President Gives Latest Update on Inter Milan striker, Lautaro Martinez
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Barcelona President Gives Latest Update on Inter Milan striker, Lautaro Martinez

Barcelona’s president, Josep Bartomeu, has disclosed that the club have held discussion with Inter Milan over a transfer move for striker, Lautaro Martinez. DAILY POST had reported that Martinez is one of Barcelona’s top targets this summer, but the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic means they are unlikely to meet the player’s £97million buy-out clause. “We held conversations with Inter a few weeks ago [over a transfer for Lautaro Martinez], but the negotiations are not ongoing at the moment. We are evaluating things,” Bartomeu told TV3. “The league and the Champions League are not finished, so we have to evaluate our priorities. We have also to make considerations on internal factors to face the crisis that the club is facing. “Right now, we cannot think about maki...
Papiss Cisse nearing Besiktas switch after impressive campaign at Alanyaspor
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Papiss Cisse nearing Besiktas switch after impressive campaign at Alanyaspor

Talks are ongoing between the former Newcastle United striker and the Black Eagles for a potential transfer from Alanya Papiss Cisse is on the verge of leaving Alanyaspor for their Turkish Super Lig rivals after his agent Sedat Atmaca confirmed "positive" discussions with Besiktas. Cisse is set to leave the Bahsesehir Okullari Stadium on a free transfer when his two-year deal expires at the end of the 2019-20 season. The 35-year-old is enjoying his best goalscoring run since 2011 in the Turkish top-flight this season with a return of 22 goals in 29 league outings, which makes him the leading top scorer.
APC is becoming a Threat to Buhari’s Legacy – Former National Chairman, John Oyegun
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APC is becoming a Threat to Buhari’s Legacy – Former National Chairman, John Oyegun

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun has reacted to the crisis rocking the party he once headed. In a statement titled ‘Before its too Late’ which was released on Saturday June 20, Oyegun stated that the APC is now becoming a threat to Buhari's legacy. He also recounted how APC’s victory at the 2015 presidential poll and the peaceful transfer of power that followed was a testament of the nation's progressive democracy. He however said that while other African countries have marched forward, Nigeria is “regressing.” Oyegun also affirmed the need for the National Executive Committee of the party to set up a caretaker committee in order to return the party to a position of strength. The statement partly read; “Our own political part...
‘We can’t stand still’ – Arteta issues Arsenal transfer warning
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‘We can’t stand still’ – Arteta issues Arsenal transfer warning

The Gunners boss admits he is unsure whether he will be able to bring in the targets he wants this summer Mikel Arteta has warned that Arsenal risk falling further behind their rivals if they ‘stand still’ while others strengthen this summer. The Gunners return to action for the first time in 102 days on Wednesday night when they take on Manchester City in the Premier League. Arteta’s side go into the game sitting ninth in the table, but could move to within two points of fifth with a victory, depending on Sheffield United’s result at Aston Villa earlier in the day. With fifth spot potentially enough to earn a place in next season’s Champions League due to Manchester City’s impending European ban, Arteta is acutely aware of how important the next six weeks w...
Roberto Firmino’s Reaction To Philippe Coutinho’s Transfer Plea Has Liverpool Fans Very Excited
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Roberto Firmino’s Reaction To Philippe Coutinho’s Transfer Plea Has Liverpool Fans Very Excited

Roberto Firmino has liked a post on Instagram about Philippe Coutinho's reported plea to rejoin Liverpool. Coutinho left the Merseyside outfit for Barcelona in 2018 but the move has been a disaster, with the Brazilian currently on loan at Bayern Munich. Reports have swirled in recent days that the Brazilian is pleading for an Anfield return and it seems fellow countryman Firmino would welcome the 28-year-old back. Coutinho signed for Liverpool from Inter Milan in 2013 and became one of the club's most important players. He made 201 appearances and scored 54 goals before departing for the Nou Camp. However, Coutinho never settled in Spain and found it hard to live up to his initial £105 million price tag. A move to Bayern was supposed to reignite his career but the G...
Fuss is made over Grealish, but McGinn does the unseen work’ – Souness hails Aston Villa midfielder
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Fuss is made over Grealish, but McGinn does the unseen work’ – Souness hails Aston Villa midfielder

The Scotland midfielder is set to be every bit as important to the Birmingham side's survival hopes as the Manchester United target John McGinn may be key to Aston Villa’s Premier League survival hopes this season and not necessarily Manchester United transfer target Jack Grealish, according to former Scotland midfielder Graeme Souness. With the Premier League campaign set to restart this week after a three-month recess due to the coronavirus pandemic, Villa find themselves in the teeth of the relegation battle. The Birmingham club are second bottom of the standings but only a couple of points from safety.
’80 per cent’ of rumours are false – Real Madrid star Kroos plays down transfer reports
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’80 per cent’ of rumours are false – Real Madrid star Kroos plays down transfer reports

The Germany international midfielder has been around long enough, and seen enough names linked with his team, to take gossip with a pinch of salt Toni Kroos is reading little into the speculation suggesting that Kylian Mbappe, Jadon Sancho and Kai Havertz are transfer targets for Real Madrid, claiming “80 per cent” of rumours prove to be false. The Blancos are expected to bolster their ranks again when the next window opens. Zinedine Zidane will be given more money to spend, with the very best talent on the market always of interest to La Liga giants. Raids on Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen have been mooted for a trio of exciting young performers with plenty of potential. Kroos is aware of the gossip but, as a seasoned professional, is t...
Berbatov views Grealish as best fit for Man Utd over Saul, Sancho
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Berbatov views Grealish as best fit for Man Utd over Saul, Sancho

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov wants to see Jack Grealish signed in the summer. United are linked with several stars for the coming transfer window, with Jadon Sancho said to be at the top of their list. But Berbatov thinks among those linked to the club, Grealish is the one who is the best fit. Berbatov told BetFair: "Manchester United have been linked with Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid again. "For me looking at the situation, Pogba is back, Fernandes is there, they have McTominay who needs to play regularly because he's young and is doing so well, Mata is there, Matic is there who is great at what he does and to put one more in the mix is only okay if you are going to use them and have them playing regularly because that transfer will probably cost a lot...
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​Roma, AC Milan keen on Burnley midfielder Hendrick

Roma and AC Milan are showing a keen interest in signing Jeff Hendrick from Burnley. Calciomercato.com reports the two Italian giants are keen on the player who is out of contract this summer. Hendrick is likely to depart the Turf Moor club on a free transfer. The Republic of Ireland international may still renew with Burnley, but if he does move then Italy is the most likely destination. The player only wants £1.8million-per-year, which appeals to both cash strapped Italian clubs. It is unclear if there is any interest from Premier League teams in Hendrick
​Man City holding firm on Sane price as Bayern Munich push talks
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​Man City holding firm on Sane price as Bayern Munich push talks

Manchester City are refusing to be bullied regarding the transfer of Leroy Sane. German giants Bayern Munich are keen to bring the winger to the club. But City are not going to budge from their £62 million asking price. The clubs are far apart in valuation at present, per Sky in Germany. Bayern are offering £36 million, which City will refuse outright. Sane wants to go back to Germany and Bayern is a prime destination. But the player who missed most of this season may have to wait a year for his dream move if the clubs cannot agree on a fee.
Man Utd-linked Chiesa should ‘stay in Italy’, says Nuno Gomes
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Man Utd-linked Chiesa should ‘stay in Italy’, says Nuno Gomes

The ex-Viola striker feels thinks the winger has the talent to play for a top team in England or Spain, but would love him to stay put Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa should ignore links with Manchester United and remain in Italy, according to Nuno Gomes. United, Chelsea, Juventus and Inter have been among the European heavyweights credited with an interest in Chiesa ahead of the summer transfer window. Gomes represented Fiorentina between 2000 and 2002, during which time he won the Coppa Italia, and thinks the Italy international would be best served by further development before leaving Serie A.
The Coutinho mystery – How ‘dream’ Barcelona transfer became a nightmare
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The Coutinho mystery – How ‘dream’ Barcelona transfer became a nightmare

Unwanted at Camp Nou, the Brazilian star will be on the move again this summer but at 28 his options are severely limited “I would not have left for any other club, but Barcelona is something different. It is a dream, a place of magic for me.” That was Philippe Coutinho speaking in January 2018, having sealed his transfer to Camp Nou from Liverpool. Two-and-a-half years on, the dream has become a nightmare.
Ghana defender Attamah backs teammate Partey to leave Atletico Madrid for Arsenal
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Ghana defender Attamah backs teammate Partey to leave Atletico Madrid for Arsenal

The Turkey-based player speaks on the future of his Black Stars colleague Ghana international Joseph Attamah Larweh will be happy to see compatriot Thomas Teye Partey make a transfer move to Arsenal in the summer. Currently on the books of Atletico Madrid, Partey has become the subject of transfer speculation following a run of fine performances for the side in the Spanish capital. Aside from Arsenal, there is also Manchester United, Chelsea, Juventus, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and PSG linked with the Ghanaian.
I’d rather have Arthur than Pjanic’ – Barcelona exit talk surprises Gremio president Bolzan
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I’d rather have Arthur than Pjanic’ – Barcelona exit talk surprises Gremio president Bolzan

Speculation continues to suggest that a Brazil international midfielder could be allowed to leave Camp Nou, but he has been billed as a future leader Gremio president Romildo Bolzan admits to being left bemused by the transfer talk Arthur is generating at Barcelona, with a player he offloaded to Camp Nou considered to be a more preferable option in midfield than Miralem Pjanic. Speculation continues to suggest that the Brazil international will soon be deemed surplus to requirements in Catalunya. Despite having battled hard to win the race for Arthur’s signature in the summer of 2018, it could be that the 23-year-old’s time in La Liga is brought to a close after just 67 appearances.
‘If Klopp wanted Werner, he’d have got him’ – Liverpool haven’t lost out to Chelsea, says Barnes
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‘If Klopp wanted Werner, he’d have got him’ – Liverpool haven’t lost out to Chelsea, says Barnes

The former Reds star believes a German coach at Anfield has earned enough trust that any transfer calls he makes will be fully supported Liverpool did not lose out to Chelsea in the race for Timo Werner, says John Barnes, with Jurgen Klopp merely opting against moving for a player that he would have landed had he wanted to. Those at Anfield were considered to be leading the race for a highly sought-after Germany international. Werner is, however, seemingly heading for Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea putting a £54 million (€60m/$68m) deal in place with RB Leipzig.
IGP Orders Immediate Transfer Of Uwaila Omozuwa’s Rape Case To Abuja
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IGP Orders Immediate Transfer Of Uwaila Omozuwa’s Rape Case To Abuja

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the ongoing investigations into the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa from the Edo State Police Command to the Force Headquarters in Abuja. Omosuwa was raped and brutally killed by unknown men in a church in Edo State. The 22-year old was a first year student of the University of Benin. According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, on Tuesday evening, the IGP’s directive is sequel to the preliminary report from the team of investigators and forensic experts earlier deployed to assist the Edo State Police Command in the investigations into the unfortunate incident. “The DIG in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), DIG Anthony Ogb...
Shanghai Shenhua soften Ighalo stance
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Shanghai Shenhua soften Ighalo stance

Shanghai Shenhua have softened their stance over Odion Ighalo's situation at Manchester United. ESPN says United's hopes of signing Ighalo, or at least extending his stay at Old Trafford, have been boosted after Shanghai Shenhua changed their transfer stance. The Chinese Super League outfit are ready to discuss a loan extension - having initially insisted on a permanent £20m switch. That will be music to the ears of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has publicly expressed his wish to keep the 30-year-old at Old Trafford to at least see out the season and win some silverware. A new contract from Shenhua is also on the table for Ighalo to sign.
Bellerin drained from Arsenal pay-cut split
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Bellerin drained from Arsenal pay-cut split

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin was left drained by pay-cut negotiations last month. ESPN reports the negotiations took a toll on Bellerin as he felt caught between looking out for the best interests of his team-mates, while also recognising the financial realities of the north London club. However, the report also claims Bellerin still remains fully invested in coach Mikel Arteta's vision for the future. The 25-year-old is under contract until 2023 and this puts Arsenal in a strong position to rebuff any interest in the Spaniard. However, there is some concern at the club that the right-back may try and push for a transfer if they fail in then plans to progress
Juventus ask Barcelona about raft of players
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Juventus ask Barcelona about raft of players

Juventus have sounded out Barcelona about the availability of a raft of players. Marca says Juventus are virtually resigned to the fact that Miralem Pjanic will move to Barcelona this summer. The two clubs are currently in talks as they hope to agree a deal worth around 60 million euros. Barcelona are looking to include players as part of the transfer and Juventus have asked about several members of Quique Setien's squad. The Italian club are most interested in Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic and Arthur Melo. In Arthur's case, he's made it clear that he doesn't intend to leave the Camp Nou anytime soon and wants to stay on with Setien. Nelson Semedo and Ousmane Dembele are also being linked with a swap deal that could include Juventus right-back Mattia De Sciglio as well. T...
Liverpool Coach, Klopp Holds Talks With Timo Werner Over Transfer
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Liverpool Coach, Klopp Holds Talks With Timo Werner Over Transfer

Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp, has reportedly held a ‘virtual meeting’ with RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner, over the possibility of joining the Reds this summer transfer window. This was disclosed by respected German football expert, Raphael Honigstein. According to Honigstein, there is a ‘very strong chance’ that Werner will move to Liverpool, although the deal is under threat due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “I think it depends on what Liverpool wants to do because Werner’s been on the record saying he wants to go there [Anfield] and he is available because of a release clause which at the worst would cost about £55m,” Honigstein told BT Sport. “So far Liverpool has been linked closely, and there has been a meeting between him and Jurgen Klopp, at leas...
‘I just want to do well at Schalke’ – Matondo ignoring Manchester United rumours
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‘I just want to do well at Schalke’ – Matondo ignoring Manchester United rumours

The 19-year-old Wales international has impressed in the Bundesliga and there is already talk of him going back to England Rabbi Matondo says he is not thinking about a potential transfer amid reports Manchester United are interested in signing him. The 19-year-old Wales international joined Schalke in January 2019 after three years in the Manchester City academy. The winger has impressed in the Bundesliga, making 24 appearances for the Gelsenkirchen outfit.
Chelsea goalkeeper Caballero: Contract extension a ‘blessing and privilege’
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Chelsea goalkeeper Caballero: Contract extension a ‘blessing and privilege’

The 38-year-old has had to settle for a place on the bench at Stamford Bridge, but coach Frank Lampard sees him as an "invaluable" part of the squad Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero says he feels “blessed” after the club activated their option to extend his contract. The 38-year-old’s deal was set to expire this summer but the Blues confirmed on Wednesday that he will remain at Stamford Bridge until summer 2021, having reached an agreement last month. Argentina international Caballero joined the Premier League outfit in a free transfer from Manchester City in 2017 and has gone on to make 31 appearances.
Roberto Carlos: I was very close to joining Chelsea
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Roberto Carlos: I was very close to joining Chelsea

The iconic left-back had already met with Roman Abramovich and Peter Kenyon and was all set to move to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer Brazil legend Roberto Carlos has revealed that he was "very close" to joining Chelsea in 2007, only for the transfer to collapse at the last minute. The former defender was a free agent at the time, having parted company with Real Madrid after 11 trophy-laden years at Santiago Bernabeu. "I had two proposals, Fenerbahce and Chelsea," Carlos told Goal after the Challenge Heineken Legends. "Chelsea didn't work out so I signed for Fenerbahce.
Juventus Agree Deal with Barcelona, Offer two Players, Cash for Semedo
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Juventus Agree Deal with Barcelona, Offer two Players, Cash for Semedo

Juventus have offered Miralem Pjanic, Mattia De Sciglio and alongside €25 million to Barcelona for their right-back, Nelson Semedo. According to the Spanish newspaper, Sport, Juventus and Barcelona have reached “an agreement in principle” for Semedo to move to Turin this summer transfer window. Pjanic and De Sciglio have reportedly already said yes to Barcelona, while Juve is trying to finalise a deal that will see Semedo join Maurizio Sarri’s side at the end of the season. Pjanic has been linked with a move away from Juve at the end of the season. The Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder currently has one year left on his current deal with Juventus. Semedo has also been linked with a move away from Camp Nou this summer. The defender has not really ...
Ramsey ‘definitely a Man Utd-type player’, says former Wales boss Coleman
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Ramsey ‘definitely a Man Utd-type player’, says former Wales boss Coleman

The 49-year-old feels his former charge would be able to handle the pressure of being a Red Devil if he wanted to leave Italy for England Former Wales manager Chris Coleman has insisted that Aaron Ramsey would be a good fit for Manchester United if he decided to return to the Premier League from Serie A giants Juventus. The box-to-box midfielder had been courted by the Red Devils as a young Cardiff City player, but eventually opted to join Arsenal instead. Last summer, he swapped London for Turin, joining the Bianconeri on a free transfer, but has seen his game-time limited under former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.
Bop Daddy Challenge: Immigration Suspends Transfer Of Officers
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Bop Daddy Challenge: Immigration Suspends Transfer Of Officers

The Nigeria Immigration Service has suspended the transfer of five of its officers to Borno, Yobe, Kano and other states for participating in a social media competition known as #Bopdaddy challenge. The NIS made this known in a series of tweets on its Twitter handle on Friday, saying the transfer was put on hold pending the outcome of an investigation into their conduct. MCI had reported the five officers – Priscilla Irabor, Catherine Bakura, Blessing Udida, Binti Attabor, and Ockiya Eneni – were transferred to states far from their duty posts for participating in the #Bopdaddy challenge initiated by musician, Folarinde Falana aka Falz. Eneni was moved from the Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card Production Facility to the Borno State Command. The service t...
Santos striker Kaio Jorge leaving future in agent’s hands amid Juventus links
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Santos striker Kaio Jorge leaving future in agent’s hands amid Juventus links

The young Brazilian prospect is being targeted by the Serie A leaders among other clubs, but isn't letting it distract him Juventus target Kaio Jorge says he is leaving any transfer dealings up to his agent. The 18-year-old Brazilian forward is on the Turin giants’ radar after breaking into the first-team picture at Santos. Santos president Jose Carlos Peres confirmed in March that Juve had entered into talks to sign Jorge, with Goal learning that the Italian giants were considering triggering his €75 million (£69m/$81m) release clause.
Newcastle United’s Potential New Owners Identify Gareth Bale As ‘Priority’ Transfer
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Newcastle United’s Potential New Owners Identify Gareth Bale As ‘Priority’ Transfer

Those behind the proposed takeover bid at Newcastle United have identified Real Madrid's Gareth Bale as a 'priority' signing. That's according to Spanish publication Marca, who report that the prospective new owners have earmarked Bale, who joined Los Blancos in 2013 for a then-world record £85.3m, as a top transfer target alongside former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. In addition to their supposed interest, Real Madrid are 'open' to a deal being struck. It is believed that the Spanish club would not demand any more than €20 million for Bale - a figure that Newcastle 'would comfortably be able to pay under their prospective owners.' Meanwhile the Premier League side could match the €17 million per year salary. Bale's time at the Bernabeu has been far from perfect. ...
Pascal Chimbonda Claims Wigan Transfer Request Cost Him Huge Move
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Pascal Chimbonda Claims Wigan Transfer Request Cost Him Huge Move

Pascal Chimbonda has claimed his infamous transfer request at Wigan Athletic denied him a surprise move to Manchester United, with the right back eventually moving to Spurs instead. The former Wigan defender went from hero to villain in Lancashire pretty quickly. He helped Paul Jewell's side avoid relegation in their first Premier League season in the 2005/06 season, with his performances earning him a place in the PFA Team of the Year. However things quickly turned sour and after the loss to Arsenal on the last day of the season he famously handed in a written transfer request in the dressing room, whilst still in his kit, something the 41-year-old claims cost him a move to Old Trafford, with United rumoured at the time to be interested in him. "That's my biggest regret. Th...
Luiz Felipe excited by Barcelona speculation but remains focused on targets at Lazio
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Luiz Felipe excited by Barcelona speculation but remains focused on targets at Lazio

The highly-rated Brazilian defender has seen a switch to Camp Nou mooted, but he is continuing to take transfer talk with a pinch of salt Napoli defender Luiz Felipe admits that speculation linking him with a possible move to Barcelona “excites me”. The 23-year-old is among those La Liga giants at Camp Nou are said to be considering as they piece together recruitment plans for the next transfer window. Felipe has proved himself in European football since arriving in Rome from Ituano in 2016.
Fernandes has given Man Utd ‘extra dimension’ but they still need more quality to compete says Stam
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Fernandes has given Man Utd ‘extra dimension’ but they still need more quality to compete says Stam

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have experienced an upturn in form and January signing Fernandes has excelled in the early part of his Old Trafford career Bruno Fernandes has given Manchester United an extra dimension, according to Jaap Stam, but the Old Trafford legend says his former club still need more quality if they are to bridge the gap that exists between themselves, Liverpool and Manchester City. Portugal international Fernandes arrived from Sporting in January for £47 million ($60m) following a long-running transfer saga and hit the ground running, scoring three goals and providing four assists in his first nine games. The 25-year-old was named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for February and has yet to taste defeat since arriving in England.