Chelsea rejected a world-record offer from China for Diego Costa in January

It has been reported that Chelsea rejected a massive £90.3 million transfer offer from Tianjin Quanjin of Chinese Super League for striker Diego Costa in January. According to SFR Sport, Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin Quanjin submitted an audacious bid of €107 million to secure the services of Costa. The Spanish International was offered a staggering salary of £85 million over a period of three years. Chelsea’s decision to turn down the offer did not appease Costa, it is understood. It is also believed that this episode sparked a rift between Diego…

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Sanchez wants out – Report

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Alexis Sanchez has told members of staff at Arsenal that he wants to leave the club this summer. (John Cross) — From The Stands (@FromTStands) February 25, 2017 Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez has informed club staff that he wants to leave the club during the summer, according to John Cross of Mirror Online. The 28-year-old has carried his team at times this season, with his newly found central free-roaming role allowing him to express his more attacking abilities, a fact backed up by his nigh-insane statistics so far—20 goals and…

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Roberto Mancini turns down Leicester job

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has rejected the Leicester City job, according to a report from Sky Sports. Leicester, on Thursday, announced their parting with manager Claudio Ranieri, much to the chagrin of managers and pundits in the Premier League alike. The Italian, last season, achieved, arguably the greatest feat in modern football, leading the Foxes to a historic league title. Their fortunes have turned for the worse this season; however, with their form since the start of the season—failing to score a single league goal—ensuring that they sit 17th…

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Real Madrid in for Monaco duo

Real Madrid are interested in acquiring the services of Monaco duo Kylian Mbappė and Bernardo Silva, according to reports by Spanish newspaper Marca. Mbappė, 18, graduated from the club’s academy and made his debut back in December 2015. He’s cemented his position on the team, developing a devastating partnership with Colombian striker Radamel Falcao—one that has seen 35 goals scored across all competitions, an integral factor in an impressive Monaco attack that is arguably the most impressive on the continent. Bernardo Silva, 22, technical and effective, possesses a playing style…

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Man Utd vs Southampton – EFL Cup Final Preview

An intriguing match-up in the EFL Cup final at Wembley sees two managers appointed last summer aim to secure the first trophy of their respective tenures, as Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United take on Claude Puel’s Southampton. It is a meeting that brings about recollections of when the sides met in the 1976 FA Cup final, where a Bobby Stokes goal gave the then Second Division Saints the proudest moment of their history. And although victory here would not be quite as much of an upset, the South coast club are…

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Leicester City plan life post-Mancini

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Leicester City, after sacking Claudio Ranieri, have approached Roberto Mancini for the job. Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has emerged as the bookies’ favourite to succeed the outgoing Ranieri- who won Leicester their historic maiden league championship in May. Mancini won the Premier League with Manchester City in 2011-12 and was replaced by Manuel Pellegrini the following season. According to Sky Sports, Leicester owners are wasting no time and have approached Mancini for the role of manager at the club. Mancini (52) has been out of work since last…

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Liverpool key duo doubtful for Monday Night clash vs Leicester

Dejan Lovren and Daniel Sturridge are major doubts for Liverpool for the Monday night clash with Leicester after sitting out of the recent training sessions. The Reds will face the reigning champions on Monday night at King Power Stadium with both the teams struggling at either end of the table. Liverpool sit one point behind Arsenal on fifth and will look to come back in the Top 4 with Arsenal and Manchester United not playing this week. Leicester, on the contrary, sit one point above the relegation zone and have…

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Arsenal star linked with a move to Spain

Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin could consider a summer move to his former club Barcelona, according to the latest report from the Guardian. The Spaniard was a subject of strong interests from Barcelona and Manchester City during the summer, but he put an end to the rumours regarding his future by signing a new six-year deal with the Gunners in November. However, according to the Guardian, the player might consider his future in North London if manager Arsene Wenger leaves the club in the summer. Bellerin reportedly has a strong affection for…

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Griezmann backed to join Manchester United

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Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has been backed by former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit to join Manchester United in the summer. Griezmann has emerged as one of the best football players in the world during his time with Atletico and has been consistently linked with major European clubs in the recent seasons. Manchester United, in particular, have been strongly linked with the player and Petit, who played for the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona in his career, thinks that his compatriot will definitely sign for United in the summer.…

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Jurgen Klopp hints at a potential swoop for teenage sensation from Ajax

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has expressed his admiration for Kasper Dolberg (19) who has netted 13 times for Ajax this season. The teenage sensation from Denmark has scored 10 and assisted another 5 goals for Ajax Amsterdam in Eredivisie this season, in just 19 appearances. On the back of his performances this season, Dolberg has been linked with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton in the past. Now, Reds manager Klopp has publicly admitted his admiration for the 19-year-old. Klopp is a fan of 19-year-old, Danish starlet,…

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Influential Arsenal midfielder ruled out for the season

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla will miss the remainder of this season following an ankle injury. Arsenal have missed the influential midfielder this season, and now, they have been dealt another blow as the Spaniard is set to miss the rest of the season. Cazorla had limped out during a 6-0 thrashing of Ludogorets Razgrad at the Emirates Stadium in October. The injury did not look as serious initially, and the Spanish maestro was expected to be back within a couple of weeks. Cazorla underwent a surgery in December and Wenger was…

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Adam Lallana pens new contract

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, yesterday, officially signed a contract extension at the club. The 28-year-old has been one of Jurgen Klopp’s best players this season, with his tally of seven goals and seven assists in all competitions keeping the Reds afloat at times this season. “I’m very proud and feel quite humbled by the show of faith from the club and the manager in particular. Signing for a club like Liverpool is obviously a big thing – but to re-sign shows you’ve obviously contributed enough that the people who make the…

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Wayne Rooney set for summer exit, Arsenal named as possible destination

Manchester United talisman Wayne Rooney is set for a summer exit, according to a report from the Times After reports earlier in the week had claimed that the United forward was set to leave the club before the pending closure of the Chinese transfer window, sources stated that the club record goalscorer would not leave, an opinion shared by manager Jose Mourinho. This morning, however, new reports from the Times claim that the Englishman will, in fact, stay at the club, but only until the summer, at which point the…

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Wayne Rooney to stay at United

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has been a subject of strong interest from Chinese clubs of late. Some reports have even claimed that the England international could move to China before the Chinese transfer window closes on 28 February. The speculation over Rooney’s future intensified after United manager Jose Mourinho failed to provide guarantee over his future on Tuesday. However, Sky Sports has claimed that the 31-year-old is interested in a move to China, but any move will have to wait until the summer as the striker is keen to…

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This season’s FA Cup promises to be one of the best in recent history

Following Arsenal’s closely contested 2-0 win away at Sutton on Monday, this year’s FA Cup quarter-final lineup is almost done, with the odd one out being the clash between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town. Pep Guardiola’s City could only get a draw at Huddersfield on Saturday, and now have a replay at the Etihad on the cards. In the event of City beating Huddersfield, a result that is widely expected, the quarterfinals of the FA Cup this year will feature five of the six teams currently in the Premier League.…

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Jose Mourinho eye swoop for Arsenal star

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is plotting an ambitious £30 million swoop for Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Daily Mirror reports that Mourinho, following the January sales of Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay, aims to bolster his wide and central midfield options in the summer and has identified the versatile England international as a potential signing. The 23-year-old arrived at the North London club from Southampton in 2011 with the reputation of being one of the best youth talents in the country. However, up until now, he has failed to…

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Tottenham to replace flop in summer

Tottenham flop Moussa Sissoko has been linked with a move to Serie A side AC Milan. According to Italian publication Calciomercato, and also the Sun, the Italian giants are prepared to offer a way out to the France international from his horrible spell in the North London. The 27-year-old has been a huge disappointment for Spurs after signing for them in a £30million deadline day deal from Championship club Newcastle last summer. He has picked up only six league starts this season and has managed to complete 90 minutes on…

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Chelsea set sights on Bundesliga star

Chelsea have joined the pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, according to the latest report from the Sun. The report claims that the Blues will be competing against the likes of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund for the services of the 21-year-old in the summer. The box-to-box midfielder, who has played at the youth levels for Germany national team, has refused to sign a new contract with Monchengladbach and is expected to leave in the summer. The Blues already have two accomplished central midfielders in Nemanja Matic and N’Golo Kante,…

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Liverpool boss admits transfer talks amid multiple links

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that the Merseyside club have already started preparations for the upcoming summer transfer window. The German manager also added that the club’s participation, or lack of, will dictate their transfer strategy for the summer. “We are in talks with different people – players, agents, all that stuff,” Klopp told the Liverpool Echo. “Not a lot of decisions have been already made at this point. Why should they at this stage? “But we are on the way. At the end, I’m sure we will have…

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Premier League regular moves to the Middle East

Now confirmed – Mark Clattenburg to quit as Premier League referee to go to Saudi Arabia. pic.twitter.com/VznlSezDwS — Richard Conway (@richard_conway) February 16, 2017 English referee Mark Clattenburg has left the Premier League to join the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, an official announcement by the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) states. Clattenburg, although a divisive public figure, is without any doubt the most recognisable figure among his peers, evidenced by his role at the FA Cup final, Champions League finals, and UEFA Euros final, all within a period of…

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Verratti confirms Paris-Saint Germain future

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has reiterated his desire to remain at the club, Foot Mercato report. “The coach knows the Catalan team well, and he deserves praise for this performance. He worked perfectly. Everything went exactly in the direction we planned,” the Italian said, following their 4-nil thrashing of Barcelona yesterday. “I’m happy to attract the interest of other big clubs, but I do not want to change. I am part of a great project, and we want to become one of the three best teams in Europe.” In a…

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Tottenham interested in Manchester United star

Tottenham are reportedly monitoring striker Anthony Martial’s situation at Manchester United. Daily Mirror claims that Spurs are aware that the 21-year-old is not happy with the lack of playing time under manager Jose Mourinho and they are prepared to offer him an exit in the summer. The France international arrived at United for an initial fee of £36 million from Monaco in the summer of 2015. He made an immediate impact in Premier League and finished his debut season in England with 17 goals in 49 appearances in all competitions.…

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Chelsea star in U-turn over his future

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Chelsea star Diego Costa is set to commit his long-term future to the West London club, according to the latest report from the Sun. The Brazil-born player was a subject of a huge January offer from a Chinese club Tianjin Quanjin which led to differences between him and manager Antonio Conte. The 28-year-old ended up staying at the West London club, but multiple sources subsequently claimed that he could still depart to China in the summer. However, now it appears that the Blues have managed to convince their star player…

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Liverpool target insists that he is happy in Italy

Inter Milan forward Gabriel Barbosa has put a dent in rumours linking him with Liverpool by claiming that he is happy at the Serie A club. The Brazil international, also known as Gabigol, has failed to create an impression following his big-money move from Santos in the summer. Inter spent around €29.5m to secure the services of the highly-rated forward, but he is yet to open his goalscoring account. The 20-year-old, who has been dubbed as the next Neymar by the Brazilian media, is yet to start a league game…

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A surprise name in Arsenal’s Champions League squad, striker misses out

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Arsenal skipper Per Mertesacker is a part of the club squad that has travelled to Germany ahead of the first leg of Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich on Wednesday. The German centre-back has recently returned from a long-term injury, which he suffered in pre-season and is yet to feature for the Gunners this season. The 32-year-old, who has recently signed a one-year contract extension, did feature among the substitutes in the FA Cup win against Southampton last month. His inclusion has certainly come as a surprise as Wenger…

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