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Hertha Berlin Coach Calls Arsenal Loanee, Matteo Guendouzi ‘Rebel’
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Hertha Berlin Coach Calls Arsenal Loanee, Matteo Guendouzi ‘Rebel’

  Hertha Berlin manager, Pal Dardai, has branded Arsenal loanee, Matteo Guendouzi, as a “rebel” who needs to work and learn like an animal. Guendouzi is currently on loan at Hertha Berlin from Arsenal after falling out of favour under Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta. “It’s like puberty for him [Guendouzi], he’s kind of a rebel,” Dardai told Bild. “He has to work and learn like an animal.” Guendouzi has so far made 17 appearances for Hertha. He was among the substitutes for their defeat against RB Leipzig last weekend. The 21-year-old did eventually come on for Hertha with just over 20 minutes remaining but almost immediately gifted Leipzig their second goal when he surrendered possession inside his 18-yard box. Dardai added: “In training, I always stop these kin...
Kabak Proud Of First Standout Liverpool Performance
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Kabak Proud Of First Standout Liverpool Performance

The Turkish defender was one of the Reds’ top performers in a vital Champions League win Recently-signed Liverpool defender Ozan Kabak says that Tuesday night was “so special” to him as he helped the Reds keep a clean sheet against RB Leipzig. Kabak was one of Liverpool’s top performers as the on-loan Schalke defender starred alongside Jordan Henderson in defence in Tuesday’s 2-0 Champions League win over the German side. The Turkish defender could join Liverpool permanently in the summer for a fee of £18 million ($25m). What did Kabak say about Liverpool’s performance? “It was so special for me because this was my first clean sheet and my first win in this jersey,” he told Liverpoolfc.com. “I’m a new player, I’m a young player and there’s a lot of stars here. I need a li...
RB Leipzig vs Liverpool: Klopp Names Player to Miss Champions League Clash
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RB Leipzig vs Liverpool: Klopp Names Player to Miss Champions League Clash

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has confirmed that midfielder, Naby Keita, will take no part in the team’s squad to face RB Leipzig in the Champions League last-16 first-leg tie at Puskás Aréna in Hungary on Tuesday night due to lack of match fitness. Klopp, who disclosed this on Monday during his pre-match press conference, said Keita has returned to training after recovering from an injury. According to him, the Guinean international will instead remain in England to continue to increase his sharpness. Keita, a former RB Leipzig player, has not featured for Liverpool since starting the win at Crystal Palace last December. “Naby is no longer injured, but he’s not fit yet,” Klopp was quoted by Liverpool’s official website as saying. “He was in training yesterday, but it’s ...
Leipzig vs Liverpool: I Don’t Need a Break – Klopp
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Leipzig vs Liverpool: I Don’t Need a Break – Klopp

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has debunked rumours that he could leave the club and insists he does not need a break. Last weekend, Klopp admitted the Reds would not be able to defend their Premier League title, following a 3-1 defeat against Leicester City. Liverpool have now lost three consecutive league games and sit 13 points behind leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand. There were reports that Klopp could leave Anfield, but ahead of their Champions League clash against RB Leipzig, he remained defiant about his future. “Did I get the sack or did I leave by myself? Neither,” he said. “I don’t need a break. Privately, we had a tough time, that was a much longer time already and we always deal with it as a family 100%. “I am 53. I have worked ...
RB Leipzig vs Liverpool: Salah Makes Promise Ahead of Champions League Clash
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RB Leipzig vs Liverpool: Salah Makes Promise Ahead of Champions League Clash

Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah, has promised the club’s fans that Jurgen Klopp’s men will fight like champions and improve on their recent results. Liverpool has lost their last three games against Brighton, Manchester City and Leicester City. The Premier League champions were defeated 3-1 against Leicester at Anfield on Saturday. Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg clash against RB Leipzig at Puskás Aréna in Hungary on Tuesday night, Salah vowed that Liverpool would not allow this season to be defined by their recent results. “It’s been a tough period for many reasons,” Salah wrote on Instagram. “We are champions and we will fight like champions, until the very end. We will not allow this season to be defined by the recent results we’ve ha...
Upamecano’s Exit From RB Leipzig Confirmed, new Club Revealed
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Upamecano’s Exit From RB Leipzig Confirmed, new Club Revealed

  Bayern Munich director, Hasan Salihamidzic, has confirmed the club has signed Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig. Upamecano, 22, has previously been linked with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United. However, the French defender is now set to remain in Germany when he leaves Leipzig in the summer. Upamecano is believed to have a release clause worth €42.5 million, which Bayern have activated in principle. “Dayot Upamecano will play for Bayern for the next five years. “We are very happy about it at FC Bayern. “We had very good, intensive and professional discussions with Dayot and his advisor Volker Struth for many months. We knew that we had very strong competition,” Salihamidzic told Bild.
Champions League: UEFA Announces New Venue for Liverpool vs RB Leipzig Match
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Champions League: UEFA Announces New Venue for Liverpool vs RB Leipzig Match

UEFA, on Sunday, announced that Liverpool’s Champions League round of 16 away first-leg clash with RB Leipzig has been moved to Budapest. Liverpool and RB Leipzig are set to battle each other on February 16. The Premier League champions were barred from entering Germany due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. However, in a statement on Sunday, the European football governing body confirmed that February 16 first leg “will now take place at Puskas Arena in Budapest. UEFA’s statement read, “UEFA can confirm that the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between RB Leipzig and Liverpool FC will now take place at Puskás Aréna in Budapest. “The date of the match (February 16 2021) and kick-off time (21:00CET) will remain the same. “UEFA would like to thank RB L...
Chelsea target Sule and Upamecano as Tuchel eyes big centre-back signing
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Chelsea target Sule and Upamecano as Tuchel eyes big centre-back signing

The Blues will look to strengthen their defence in the summer as the club's new head coach looks to put his own stamp on the team Niklas Sule and Dayot Upamecano are two of several central defensive targets being lined up by Chelsea as Thomas Tuchel looks to improve his squad in the summer. The Blues' hopes of bringing in either defender are, however, linked to Bayern Munich's transfer plans, with the Bavarians believed to be in pole position for RB Leipzig defender Upamecano. The French centre-back will be available for £38 million ($50m) in the summer, when a release clause in his contract becomes active.
Dortmund Are Extremely Dangerous – Julian Nagelsman
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Dortmund Are Extremely Dangerous – Julian Nagelsman

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsman has praised Borussia Dortmund's ability ahead of their classic clash in the Bundesliga on Saturday. RB Leipzig will host Dortmund on Saturday in a mouth-watering Bundesliga clash which everyone has been looking forward to. Prior to the encounter, Leipzig sits second in the Bundesliga table, six points ahead of Dortmund, who are fourth, and two behind leader Bayern Munich after 14 matches. The game which will take place at the Red Bull Arena will be RB Leipzig's first home game of 2021 and the high flying side will look to win this one. Speaking in a press conference ahead of the game, Nagelsman praised Dortmund's ability and also highlighted the threat Erling Haaland can bring to the game. "Borussia Dortmund have an unbelievably talented tea...
Desperate Tuchel Has Eight Days To Save His PSG Job
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Desperate Tuchel Has Eight Days To Save His PSG Job

Only three matches into their Champions League campaign, the Parisians are walking a thin line and the slightest slip could see their coach jettisoned Almost three months to the day since Paris Saint-Germain played their first Champions League final, Thomas Tuchel, the man who led them to that momentous occasion, stands on trial. The former Borussia Dortmund coach has eight days to prove his worth to the club’s board. Quite simply, that means picking up a minimum of four points in clashes against RB Leipzig and Manchester United. Anything short of that tally will likely see PSG consigned to the Europa League after Christmas, by which time it would be a miracle if Tuchel was still in charge. Having hit the club's European high point in August, this would make a dramati...
Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Bayern Munich: Champions in the clear after Klassiker comeback
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Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Bayern Munich: Champions in the clear after Klassiker comeback

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich moved two points clear of RB Leipzig and three ahead of Borussia Dortmund with victory in Der Klassiker. Bayern Munich landed the first significant blow in this season's Bundesliga title race as they rallied to beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 away in Der Klassiker. Last season's champions were tied with opponents Dortmund heading into the weekend but forged a three-point gap - two clear of Saturday's early second-placed winners RB Leipzig - despite trailing to an effort from Marco Reus. Bayern had lost Joshua Kimmich to injury with the game still goalless yet soon took the game away from BVB in clinical fashion either side of half-time at Signal Iduna Park.
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 ...
Angelino returns to RB Leipzig on loan from Man City with obligation to buy
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Angelino returns to RB Leipzig on loan from Man City with obligation to buy

The 23-year-old will return to the Bundesliga outfit after impressing on loan in the second half of last season RB Leipzig have secured the loan signing of left-back Angelino from Manchester City, who returns after spending the second half of last season with the Bundesliga outfit. The 23-year-old will spend the entire 2020-21 campaign on loan with Leipzig and will potentially stay on a permanent basis. The season-long loan will include an appearance-based obligation to buy for an €18 million (£16m/$21m) fee.
Charlie Nicholas Predicts Winner of Champions League Final Between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.
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Charlie Nicholas Predicts Winner of Champions League Final Between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.

A former Premier League star, Charlie Nicholas, has predicted the winner of Sunday’s Champions League final between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich. PSG will tackle Bayern in the Champions League final at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. The French Ligue 1 champions head to the game after eliminating RB Leipzig in the Champions League semi-final a few days ago, while the Bundesliga champions knocked out Lyon. Providing his prediction, Nicholas told Sky Sports: “It was the right draw for PSG, so it could be their time. “There is too much talent on show, and I do love Neymar. “Lionel Messi is the superstar of football, but football has caught up with Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo by nature, and they’ll go into slumps. “Neymar can win his second Champions Lea...
‘I believe he could do Real Madrid’ – Nagelsmann has what it takes to manage world’s biggest teams, says Rangnick
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‘I believe he could do Real Madrid’ – Nagelsmann has what it takes to manage world’s biggest teams, says Rangnick

The RB Leipzig boss has caught the eye both for his fashion sense and for his team's success, and he is being tipped for a bright future. Julian Nagelsmann has been tipped as a possible Real Madrid head coach of the future after guiding RB Leipzig to the Champions League semi-finals. The acclaim came from his predecessor at Leipzig, Ralf Rangnick, who until recently was also in charge of sport and development at Red Bull. Rangnick has been impressed by how 33-year-old Nagelsmann has fared in his first season as Leipzig boss, with the former Hoffenheim head coach leading the team to third place in the Bundesliga.
PSG Sweat Over Potential Neymar Champions League Final Ban
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PSG Sweat Over Potential Neymar Champions League Final Ban

Neymar is in risk of missing out on the Champions League final, after the Brazilian broke one of the Covid-19 protocols at the end of the semi-final against RB Leipzig. PSG were in fine form against the German underdogs on Tuesday night and Neymar's beautiful back-heeled assist for Angel di Maria might have been the moment of the night. After excellent performances in the quarter and semi finals Neymar is key to the French champions chances of becoming European champions for the first time, but he could miss the final. At full time he was seen swapping shirts with Leipzig defender Marcel Halstenberg. That goes against the rules put in place because of the Coronavirus pandemic. UEFA's protocols state, "Players are recommended to refrain from swapping their shirts," and not ...
Neymar Brutally Trolls RB Leipzig After Paris Saint-Germain Reach Champions League Final
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Neymar Brutally Trolls RB Leipzig After Paris Saint-Germain Reach Champions League Final

Neymar took to Instagram and trolled RB Leipzig following Paris Saint-Germain's victory in the Champions League - posing with a Red Bull cup and calling himself "father." PSG romped to a 3-0 semi-final victory over the German side on Tuesday to reach their first ever Champions League final Leipzig were outclassed by Thomas Tuchel's side and Neymar decided to take a jibe at full-time. The club are funded by the Red Bull energy drink company and Neymar posted a pictured of himself holding the cup with a caption of: "Father is in the final." The 28-year-old moved to Paris in an attempt to step out of Lionel Messi's shadow at former club Barcelona. Victory this evening means he'll be making his first appearance in a final since winning the competition with Barca back in 201...
PSG’s Di Maria closing in on Salah, Higuain and Kluivert’s Champions League record
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PSG’s Di Maria closing in on Salah, Higuain and Kluivert’s Champions League record

The Argentine star found the net against the Bundesliga side, and is within touching distance of the trio's feat in the competition’s history Paris Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria is closing in on Mohamed Salah, Gonzalo Higuain and Patrick Kluivert’s Champions League goal record. The Argentina international put up a man-of-the-match display in the Ligue 1 side’s 3-0 triumph over RB Leipzig in Tuesday’s semi-final clash settled at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon. Di Maria got a goal and two assists as Thomas Tuchel’s men reached the tournament’s final for the first time in the club’s history.
RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed
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RB Leipzig Reach UCL Semifinal Just 11 Years After They Were Formed

RB Leipzig overcame a typically cautious Atletico Madrid to reach their first Champions League semi-final just 11 years after their formation. After a poor first half, Dani Olmo headed the German side ahead but Atleti substitute Joao Felix levelled the tie from the penalty spot after he had been fouled in the box. Madrid, chasing a third final in the last six years, seemed content to take the one-legged tie in Lisbon to extra time and sat back for much of the game. They were punished for their characteristically defensive approach as Tyler Adams' deflected strike two minutes from time sent Julian Nagelsmann's exciting side through to face Paris St-Germain. No Werner, no problemLeipzig came into the tie without the focal point of their attack after Timo Werner's £54m transf...
21-Year-Old Dayot Upamecano Ran The Show For RB Leipzig Vs Atletico Madrid, He’s Destined For The Top
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21-Year-Old Dayot Upamecano Ran The Show For RB Leipzig Vs Atletico Madrid, He’s Destined For The Top

Dayot Upamecano's performance for RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid on Thursday night proved why he is one of football's top youngsters. The two sides went at it in their Champions League quarter-final clash and it was Leipzig that emerged 2-1 victors. Tyler Adams' late strike sealed the win for Julian Nagelsmann's side - but the name on everyone's lips was Upamecano. @BnSComps picked out the Frenchman's best bits and they are a joy to watch. Check them out below. The 21-year-old put in a dominant display in central defence and showed off the perfect blend of skill and strength when dealing with Atletico's forwards. Diego Costa was kept quiet while Alvaro Morata's introduction also didn't faze Upamecano. Fans around the world watched Upamecano's performance in awe and th...
Werner snubbed because Klopp doesn’t want a squad of superstars at Liverpool – Barnes
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Werner snubbed because Klopp doesn’t want a squad of superstars at Liverpool – Barnes

The Reds legend believes no move was made for the Germany international forward now heading to Chelsea as “harmony” is vital at Anfield Liverpool passed up the opportunity to move for Timo Werner because Jurgen Klopp does not like to have “lots of superstars in the team”, says Reds legend John Barnes. A move to Anfield appeared to be on the cards for the Germany international forward at one stage. With Werner having opened the door for fellow countryman Klopp to make a move, Merseyside looked like being his most logical landing spot in the Premier League. The 24-year-old is, however, set to trade life at RB Leipzig for Chelsea, with the Blues confirming that they have reached a deal for the prolific frontman.
Lampard Reveals how Chelsea Beat Liverpool to Timo Werner Deal
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Lampard Reveals how Chelsea Beat Liverpool to Timo Werner Deal

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has revealed that his conversations with Timo Werner, convinced the striker to join the club ahead of Liverpool. The 24-year-old was consistently linked with a move to Anfield, but the Blues agreed a £47.5 million ($59m) deal with RB Leipzig for the player. Werner will sign a £170,000-a-week contract with the west Londoners. It is believed that one of the reasons Liverpool ended their interest in the German, was due to the financial issues caused by COVID-19. “He’s got huge talent, had a fantastic season this year but before that as well. Where we probably couldn’t do as much business in the last couple of windows for whatever reasons, it’s given us a chance to see some youth have more time in the team. “But we were very clear about th...
Chelsea Football Club has reached an agreement with RB Leipzig to sign Timo Werner
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Chelsea Football Club has reached an agreement with RB Leipzig to sign Timo Werner

The 24-year-old has agreed personal terms with the Blues, and will remain at the German club for the rest of the Bundesliga season. He will link up with his new team-mates in July, subject to passing a medical examination. One of the most feared young strikers in Europe, Werner is renowned for his pace, movement, link-up play and finishing ability. At Leipzig he has most often been deployed in a front two, but he can also play out wide in a front three or as the central striker. He is currently enjoying the most profitable season of his career yet, having already scored 32 goals and registered 13 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions. After finding the net again against Fortuna Dusseldorf last night, he has two games remaining this season to improve on those numbers. TIM...
Upamecano not playing at his best at the moment – RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann
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Upamecano not playing at his best at the moment – RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann

The 21-year-old was given his marching order over the weekend RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann has exclaimed that Dayot Upamecano isn't playing at "his best at the moment" after he received two yellow cards in Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Paderborn. Upamecano was given his first yellow card in the 16th minute of play before Patrik Schick gave Leipzig the lead 11 minutes later. The 21-year-old of Guinea-Bissau origin was then sent off towards half-time for arguing with the referee.
Werner isn’t Messi and would’ve flopped at Liverpool’ – Chelsea move ‘perfect for all concerned’, says Collymore
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Werner isn’t Messi and would’ve flopped at Liverpool’ – Chelsea move ‘perfect for all concerned’, says Collymore

The former Reds striker has been left surprised at the reaction of some of those on Merseyside to the news that a German forward will head elsewhere Timo Werner’s proposed transfer to Chelsea is “perfect for all concerned”, says Stan Collymore, with the former Liverpool striker eager to point out that the Germany international is “not Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo” and would likely have flopped at Anfield. A switch to Merseyside appeared to be on the cards for the RB Leipzig forward as speculation regarding his future began to build. Werner had left a door open for Jurgen Klopp to make a move, while many had talked up the qualities that a hard-working and prolific 24-year-old would add to the ranks of the current Premier League leaders.
Werner and Havertz are great players’ – Klopp suggests coronavirus hampered any Liverpool move for Germany duo
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Werner and Havertz are great players’ – Klopp suggests coronavirus hampered any Liverpool move for Germany duo

The RB Leipzig sharpshooter is on the verge of a move to Premier League rivals Chelsea, while the Leverkusen star may be Bayern-bound Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed his admiration for German duo Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, while suggesting the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic has affected his side's ability to compete in the transfer market. Both RB Leipzig marksman Werner and Havertz, of Bayer Leverkusen, have been winning rave reviews this season thanks to their exploits in the Bundesliga. Liverpool have been linked with both players over the course of 2019-20, but each looks set to escape the grasp of their compatriot at Anfield.
Tottenham will benefit from lack of Champions League when Premier League returns, claims Kane
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Tottenham will benefit from lack of Champions League when Premier League returns, claims Kane

The England striker believes his side will have the upper hand as they look to beat the competition to a top-four finish Harry Kane believes Tottenham will have an advantage in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League because they will not be distracted by European competition. Spurs are eighth in the table and seven points behind Chelsea, who occupy the final spot that guarantees qualification to next season's Champions League. After Norwich eliminated them from the FA Cup, Jose Mourinho's team were knocked out of Europe by RB Leipzig in their last game before the coronavirus pandemic forced the suspension of football across the world.
‘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.
Rudiger key to Chelsea Werner transfer coup
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Rudiger key to Chelsea Werner transfer coup

Toni Rudiger played a key role in Chelsea's expected swoop for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner. Chelsea have emerged as the favourites to land in-demand Werner after offering the forward a bumper £200,000-per-week contract. Liverpool were widely believed to lead the race for the Germany international earlier this season, with Manchester United also believed to be in the running. But Rudiger and Werner know each other from their days at Stuttgart, as well as time spent on international duty. And the defender has been in contact with his Germany team-mate throughout Chelsea's courtship of the forward, according to BILD. Rudiger has reportedly been talking up life in west London, and that has helped convinced Werner to make Chelsea his next move.
RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann: Losing Werner like Lewandowski leaving Bayern Munich
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RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann: Losing Werner like Lewandowski leaving Bayern Munich

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has compared losing Timo Werner to Robert Lewandowski leaving Bayern Munich. The Germany striker has been linked with Liverpool, Bayern and Manchester United amid reports he has a £52m release clause. "Of course you have conversations from time to time, but I have not spoken to him about that in the recent past," Nagelsmann told a news conference ahead of Leipzig's clash with Cologne. "I think he now has 34 goals and assists [this season]. I think you have to mention that I would like to keep him. That is an extraordinary quality. "If he leaves for the next season there would be a big gap. It's like if Robert Lewandowski leaves Bayern Munich. Nobody shouts 'Hurray!' there either, I think. They're clearly weakened then, and it's the same with us...
Mainz 0-5 RB Leipzig: Werner hat-trick inspires crushing win
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Mainz 0-5 RB Leipzig: Werner hat-trick inspires crushing win

Timo Werner scored a hat-trick against Mainz for the second time this season as RB Leipzig thrashed them 5-0 on Sunday. RB Leipzig were at their devastating best as they crushed Mainz 5-0 away from home on Sunday, Timo Werner's hat-trick helping to reinvigorate their Bundesliga title challenge. Julian Nagelsmann's side had lost ground in their most recent domestic matches, drawing three in a row, but found a familiar groove again in their second outing since the season's resumption. Leipzig played some wonderful football and blew Mainz away as they moved back up to third and within seven points of the summit.
RB Leipzig star Werner even more dangerous after adding to his game, says Nagelsmann
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RB Leipzig star Werner even more dangerous after adding to his game, says Nagelsmann

The manager believes his striker's display at Mainz is proof he has developed more awareness to go with his speed Timo Werner has become all the more unpredictable for defences, according to RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann. Germany international Werner was in lethal form on Sunday, scoring his third Bundesliga hat-trick of the season as Leipzig crushed struggling Mainz 5-0 away from home. It took his tally to 24 in the league this term, a new personal best for the 24-year-old, who has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool.
Ex-RB Leipzig boss Rangnick confirms Milan approach
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Ex-RB Leipzig boss Rangnick confirms Milan approach

The German tactician has refused to rule out inheriting the managerial reins at San Siro in the near future Former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that Milan have been in contact to discuss his availability, amid reports he is in line to become the club's new head coach. The 2019-20 season has been another turbulent one for the Rossoneri, who slipped to 13th in Serie A under Marco Giampaolo after a poor start to the campaign. The 52-year-old was drafted in to succeed Genarro Gattuso in the hot seat last June, but only lasted four months in the role before being replaced by Stefano Pioli. Results and performances have improved since Pioli's appointment, but Milan remain a long way behind their rivals at the top end of the Serie A table.
Matthaus warns Arsenal, Man Utd target Upamecano to choose right
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Matthaus warns Arsenal, Man Utd target Upamecano to choose right

German great Lothar Matthaus has warned RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano to choose carefully his next club. Upamecano, 21, is on the radar of Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. "I can see him playing for all the big club when he gets more experience," Matthaus told Sky Deutschland. "If he does leave, he needs to make sure his new coach or club gives him the confidence to play regularly - as he is doing at Leipzig. "He's a young player, highly rated, fast, has a good positional game and uses his body well for a 21-year-old. But a year or two in Leipzig would not hurt him.
Liverpool put Werner plans on-hold
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Liverpool put Werner plans on-hold

Liverpool have put their pursuit of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner on hold. The Daily Mail says there have been persistent reports about the Germany international having a £51million release clause that had to be activated by a certain date in April. Werner is hugely admired by Liverpool and he has spoken favourably on a number of occasions in recent months about their team - and manager Jurgen Klopp - but any ambitions he has of securing a move to England will have to be placed on hold. With no indication as to what will happen with the summer transfer window and the ongoing insecurities, Liverpool are not actively working on any deals to bolster and refresh their squad - and will only resume once there is clarity. Similar sentiments apply to negotiating deals with any members...
Jose Mourinho Told To ‘Cheer Up’ By Journalist After RB Leipzig Defeat
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Jose Mourinho Told To ‘Cheer Up’ By Journalist After RB Leipzig Defeat

'Cheer up!' might be the worst thing you can say to someone looking a bit glum but that didn't stop one journalist saying exactly that to Jose Mourinho. Spurs were sent crashing out of the Champions League by RB Leipzig on Tuesday night as the Germans won 3-0 on the night and 4-0 on aggregate. It left the north London side with no chance of silverware this season and little chance of qualifying for next season's Champions League so you could excuse Jose for not being too happy. However one journalist decided to tell him to 'cheer up,' as the 'season is going to be okay' at the post match press conference. Spurs went into the game 1-0 down on aggregate, after Timo Werner's penalty in the first leg, and were lucky to still be in contention after Hugo Lloris' excellent perform...
Timo Werner unfollows Rb Leipzig on Twitter after they joke about Liverpool’s loss
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Timo Werner unfollows Rb Leipzig on Twitter after they joke about Liverpool’s loss

Timo Werner isn’t Liverpool bound – yet – but we think the deal will be done before the end of March – as this is when the bargain £51m release-clause expires. James Pearce recently said he’d be ‘surprised’ if we don’t acquire the German, who already this season has 29 goals – ten more than our top scorer Mo Salah. On Saturday evening following his loss, Rb Leipzig had some fun on Twitter – posting a picture of Werner pulling a surprised face underneath the official announcement of the 3-0 scoreline. It got plenty of attention, naturally, but since it happened – Werner has unfollowed the four accounts he was following – two of which were Rb Leipzig related. The German is a massive talent, and at 23, is the perfect age to come in an compete with the likes of Mo Salah, Sadio ...
Timo Werner To Reject Manchester United And Barcelona To Wait For Liverpool Offer
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Timo Werner To Reject Manchester United And Barcelona To Wait For Liverpool Offer

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is willing to turn down Manchester United and Barcelona as he waits for Liverpool to activate his £52 million release clause. The 23-year-old has impressed in his four seasons with the Bundesliga side and has scored 21 goals in 23 games in the league this season. That form has alerted some of Europe's elite to him and he is available for just £51 million because of a release clause in his contract. Manchester United and Barcelona have already made enquiries but, according to the Athletic, he is ready to wait for Liverpool to make an approach. The release clause for Werner is only valid until the end of April, meaning that any side would have to pay more if they waited until the summer, and the report says Liverpool would make an approach sometime n...
Messi Matches Sancho And Werner After Masterclass Against Betis
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Messi Matches Sancho And Werner After Masterclass Against Betis

The Argentine legend joined the Bundesliga stars as top performers in Europe after hat-trick of Primera Division assists Lionel Messi set up both of Barcelona’s first half goals in a thrilling opening period of their game against Real Betis, becoming just the second player to reach double figures in goals and assists in Europe’s top five leagues this season. His third assist in the 3-2 victory saw him become just the second player, after RB Leipzig's Timo Werner, to have recorded a hat-trick and a trio of assists in a game this season. Messi now has 14 goals and 11 assists for the Blaugrana this year, with the only other player in double figures in both categories being Borussia Dortmund phenom Jadon Sancho. The 19-year-old England international has 12 goals and 13 assists in ...
Salzburg Slams Liverpool After Minamino Became Their 4th Player To Join The EPL side
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Salzburg Slams Liverpool After Minamino Became Their 4th Player To Join The EPL side

Red Bull Salzburg jokingly called out Liverpool. This comes after  Salzburg youngster, Takumi Minamino joined Liverpool. The Japanese became their third former player to join the Reds in the past four years. Minamino join fellow Salzburg alumni Naby Keita and Sadio Mane at the club. He completed a switch  of around £7.25million move from Austria on January 1 2020. Liverpool got a trend of buying a former Red Bull Salzburg player every two years. Recall that the Reds snapped up Mane from Southampton for £34m in 2016 and Keita two years later from RB Leipzig for £48m.
Champions League Draw For Last 16
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Champions League Draw For Last 16

The Champions League draw has been made for the last 16, with some tasty ties to look forward to as we enter the business end of the European campaign. After topping their respective groups, Manchester City and reigning champions Liverpool will both face trips to Madrid to play Real and Atletico, while Chelsea will take on Bayern Munich in a repeat of the 2012 Champions League final. Spurs, meanwhile, take on German side RB Leipzig after the German side finished as group winners. Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain sees Thomas Tuchel head back to Signal Iduna Park in what is undoubtedly one of the pick of the ties, with Atalanta vs Valencia providing all the football hipsters out there with their dream fixture in the next phase. Barcelona has been paired with Napoli as t...
Roma’s Schick closing in on RB Leipzig loan with €28m option to buy
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Roma’s Schick closing in on RB Leipzig loan with €28m option to buy

The striker is set to swap the Stadio Olimpico for the Red Bull Arena and reports suggest Nikola Kalinic could replace him in Italy Roma's Patrik Schick is closing in on a season-long loan move to RB Leipzig, with Goal able to confirm that the Bundesliga side have an option to purchase the forward at the end of the loan deal for a fee in the region of €28 million (£25m/$31m). The Giallorossi are yet to sign a new striker in the summer window, instead focusing on defensive and midfield reinforcements in the form of Leonardo Spinazzola (Juventus), Pau Lopez (Real Betis), Bryan Cristante (Atalanta) and Amadou Diawara (Napoli). Roma have, however, been linked with an interest in Atletico Madrid's Nikola Kalinic, now 31, with the Liga side seemingly deeming the Croatian striker surpl...
Samuel Kalu’s strike not enough as Bordeaux succumb to Galatasaray
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Samuel Kalu’s strike not enough as Bordeaux succumb to Galatasaray

The Super Eagles forward scored a second-half effort as the Navy blue and Whites suffered their fourth defeat in five games Samuel Kalu was on target in Girondins de Bordeaux’s 3-1 loss to Galatasaray in a pre-season friendly game on Sunday. The 21-year-old, who was part of Nigeria’s bronze-winning squad in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, returned in time for the French Ligue 1 side to feature in the encounter, where he made his presence felt, scoring a consolatory goal. After back-to-back pre-season defeats to RB Leipzig and Augsburg, the Turkish outfit started the encounter on an impressive note, with former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel scoring the opener only seven minutes into the game.
USMNT star Adams could miss start of Bundesliga season with groin injury
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USMNT star Adams could miss start of Bundesliga season with groin injury

The 20-year-old has been unable to shake off an issue that has troubled him since last season, leaving his availabilty for Leipzig's opener in doubt RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams is in danger of missing the start of the Bundesliga season as he recovers from a lingering groin injury. United States international Adams dealt with the problem last season following his January move to Leipzig from the New York Red Bulls, missing five of the club’s final six league games of the campaign. He then returned for club’s final Bundesliga game, starting and playing 64 minutes in a 2-1 defeat to Werder Bremen.
‘I’m pain free’ – Neuer eager for Bayern success after two injury-hit seasons
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‘I’m pain free’ – Neuer eager for Bayern success after two injury-hit seasons

The goalkeeper is on course to recapture his best for Bayern Munich after recovering from injuries that have set him back over the last two campaigns Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer has declared himself fresh and pain-free after two seasons tainted by injury. Germany goalkeeper Neuer battled thumb and calf problems last term after missing almost the entire 2017-18 season due to a metatarsal fracture. Rumours of retirement spread during April but the 33-year-old dismissed that possibility and regained fitness in time for the DFB-Pokal triumph over RB Leipzig in late May.
Ademola Lookman: Everton’s loss is RasenBallsport Leipzig’s gain
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Ademola Lookman: Everton’s loss is RasenBallsport Leipzig’s gain

The promising youngster will find a home in Germany, and, under Julian Nagelsmann, is set to finally fulfil his potential. In the two and half seasons that Ademola Lookman spent as an Everton player, he made only one more league start for the Toffees than he managed in his loan spell at RB Leipzig in 2017/18. That is a stat that is at once remarkable and difficult to fully understand, on all sides. Thankfully for the player, there needn’t be any further mental exertion on that score: at Leipzig he will find the home he never really had at Goodison Park. He leaves behind a promise that was never actualized, despite arriving at the club for a reported £11 million fee, despite a memorable debut appearance in which he scored in that unforgettable annihilation of Pep Guardiola’s nasc...
Injured Kroos, Ter Stegen sit out Germany qualifiers
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Injured Kroos, Ter Stegen sit out Germany qualifiers

Injured La Liga pair Toni Kroos and Marc-Andre ter Stegen are the biggest names missing from the 22-man Germany squad named on Wednesday for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers. Midfielder Kroos, who has just signed a new Real Madrid contract keeping him at the club until 2023, and Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen sit out the qualifiers, away to Belarus on June 8 and then home to Estonia three days later in Mainz, with leg injuries. Germany are unbeaten in Group C and sit second behind leaders Northern Ireland after a 3-2 away win in their opening game against the Netherlands in March. Captain Manuel Neuer has been included “for now”, say the German Football Association (DFB), but the Bayern Munich goalkeeper has been carrying a calf injury and missed the last five games of the G...
We are not playing Monopoly here’ – Hoeness says Bayern won’t exceed Hernandez’s €80m transfer fee
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We are not playing Monopoly here’ – Hoeness says Bayern won’t exceed Hernandez’s €80m transfer fee

The Bundesliga champions do not plan to go past the amount they paid for Lucas Hernandez this summer, though more additions are planned Bayern Munich will not exceed the €80 million (£70m/$90m) mark again in a single transfer fee this summer, according to club president Uli Hoeness. The Bundesliga champions secured their seventh straight title on Saturday with a 5-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena. Bayern can still secure a domestic double with win over RB Leipzig in the DFB-Pokal final next week, but this season has been seen as a transition year for the club.
UCL: Liverpool Seal Round Of 16 Spot In Style; Dortmund, Napoli For Europa
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UCL: Liverpool Seal Round Of 16 Spot In Style; Dortmund, Napoli For Europa

With a 7-0 mauling of Spartak Moscow at Anfield on Wednesday night, Liverpool sealed their qualification for the knockout stages of the 2017-18 Uefa Champions League. Needing only a point to advance prior to the final group game, a hat-trick by Phillipe Coutinho, a brace by Sadio Mane and a goal each by Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah helped the Jurgen Klopp’s men seal their qualification in style. Liverpool made it five Premier League teams in the round of 16, alongside Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea – who emerged runners-up in Group C while others won their groups. Joining Liverpool to qualify in Group E are Spanish giants Sevilla, who played 1-1 at Maribor to secure second place on 9 points, three points ahead of Spartak Moscow in third spot. Elsewhere, ...
Low Rules Out Taking Bayern Munich Job After World Cup
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Low Rules Out Taking Bayern Munich Job After World Cup

Germany boss Joachim Low insists he is not planning to leave after the World Cup to take over at Bayern Munich. The 57-year-old has been heavily tipped to become the Bundesliga champions' permanent head coach when Jupp Heynckes leaves at the end of the season. National team general manager Oliver Bierhoff admitted earlier this month the move was possible, although he later stressed he would rebuff any attempt by Bayern to bring Low to the Allianz Arena. And Low has distanced himself from the prospect of a return to club coaching next year, suggesting he will instead honour his contract with Germany, which lasts until after Euro 2020. "This isn't a consideration for me at all," he told ZDF's Aktuelle Sportstudio when asked about the Bayern rumours. "On the one hand, I once said I could...