Tuesday, January 26

Tag: Edging

Leeds sign £23m Real Sociedad star Llorente
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Leeds sign £23m Real Sociedad star Llorente

The Whites had been eager to add another defensive option to their ranks at Elland Road, with Marcelo Bielsa turning his attention towards Spain Leeds have completed the signing of Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente for a fee in the region of €25 million (£23m/$29m). Marcelo Bielsa was eager to add some steel to his starting XI, with the goals having flowed at both ends of the field through the early weeks of the 2020-21 campaign. Indeed, Leeds have been involved in back-to-back 4-3 thrillers after returning to the English top flight, with a narrow defeat suffered at defending champions Liverpool before then edging out Fulham at Elland Road.
Manchester City ‘were left behind’ by Liverpool this season, admits Gundogan
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Manchester City ‘were left behind’ by Liverpool this season, admits Gundogan

The Turkish midfielder says the reigning Premier League champions have failed to match the standards of previous years under Pep Guardiola Ilkay Gundogan has admitted that Manchester City "were left behind" by Liverpool in the title race this season. Pep Guardiola guided City to a third Premier League crown in 2017-18, as his side blew away the competition to set a new all-time points record of 100. The Blues retained their crown the following season after edging a tense race ahead of Liverpool, who ultimately missed out on English football's top prize by a single point. City were tipped by many to continue their dominance, but the Reds are on the verge of knocking them off their perch after winning 27 of their 29 fixtures so far this season.
‘Dembele won’t move’ – Man Utd target won’t be sold by Lyon, says Sylvinho
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‘Dembele won’t move’ – Man Utd target won’t be sold by Lyon, says Sylvinho

The striker has been linked with a transfer to the Premier League, but his club have no plans to do a deal during the summer window Lyon boss Sylvinho has shut the door on a potential move for rumoured Manchester United target Moussa Dembele. United are reportedly interested in signing the forward as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who looks to be edging closer to Serie A. Dembele scored 15 goals in Ligue 1 last season and did nothing to deter suitors by striking twice in Lyon's 2-1 pre-season win over Arsenal on Sunday.