Manchester United set to acquire top target in the summer

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Manchester United are set to trigger the release clause of Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Greizmann. United have been after the France international for quite some time, and now the Telegraph claims that they are ready to plot a £85 million summer bid for the 26-year-old. Recent reports in Italy had reported that Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are favourites to sign Greizmann, but the latest report from the English daily claims that United are confident of getting their man. Paul Pogba is supposedly trying to convince his national teammate that the…

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Manchester clubs compete for German star

Manchester United and Manchester City are battling it out for Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich, according to German publication Kicker. The report claims that both Manchester clubs and two La Liga clubs have made solid enquiries for the 22-year-old in the recent past. The Germany international has emerged as a top talent since joining Pep Guardiola-led Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig in 2015. Guardiola’s close ties with him might give City an edge in the pursuit, but Bayern would be reluctant to part with a talent such as Kimmich. However,…

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Liverpool face another Bundesliga setback

Liverpool have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud. Monchengladbach have officially confirmed that their 21-year-old star midfielder will join fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the summer. Dahoud’s contract with his current club runs out in 2018. The deal has reportedly cost £10.3 million to Dortmund and player is expected to sign a five-year contract. BREAKING: Mahmoud #Dahoud will complete a move to @BVB this summer. More details: https://t.co/3NLCLuOLRv pic.twitter.com/ucyT1VVk5C — Gladbach (@borussia_en) March 30, 2017 The Syria-born footballer had refused to sign a…

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A look at the Premier League Golden Boot race

An untimely injury to Tottenham striker Harry Kane has thrown open the race for the Premier League Golden Boot. At the time of writing, Everton frontman Romelu Lukaku leads the race with 21 goals. Tottenham ace Harry Kane is not far behind him, but he is ruled out with an injury at the moment. Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Chelsea’s Diego Costa also remain in contention, and their presence definitely makes this race a lot more entertaining. One can also not rule out Man Utd star Zlatan Ibrahimovic from making a late surge…

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Bayern Munich lead race for top Manchester United target

Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are currently leading the race to sign Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann. The often-reliable journalist claims that Atletico have identified Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette as their number one target as they remain susceptible to lose Griezmann in the coming window. The France international has a lot of clubs interested in services including Premier League side Manchester United. However, Di Marzio claims that Bayern currently favourites to sign him in the summer. The latest development will surely be…

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Defender wants to join Manchester United, star player in contract talks

Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez is keen on a summer move to Manchester United, according to a report from Manchester Evening News. United manager Jose Mourinho is supposedly a fan of the player and considered buying him during the January transfer window. Gimenez is undoubtedly a talented player, but he currently finds himself behind the centre-back partnership of Diego Godín and Stefan Savic this season. He has managed just 16 stars for Diego Simeone’s side in the current season. The 22-year-old has a £56million buyout clause in his contract, but…

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4 Premier League Footballers Turned Race Horse Owners

It seems like once you’re in the game, you’re in the game for life – the game of competition that is! It doesn’t matter which sport you evolve to, but once you live the life of pro competition, it’s really hard to give up the reins and go quietly into the sunset. Whilst some footballers become famous winning coaches, others like to take a more passive role in the world of sports and that’s why a number of former pro players get into the horses. Here are just four Premier…

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Chelsea to consider star’s exit in the summer

Chelsea are prepared to listen to offers for their star player Eden Hazard, according to Spanish publication Marca. The report claims that Hazard is still interested in joining Real Madrid while the La Liga giants remains committed to signing him. The Belgian was keen on joining Real last summer, but he was convinced by the Blues to stay at the club on the condition that they would consider Real’s offer next summer. Following the disappointments of the last season, the 26-year-old has been a key player in Antonio Conte’s side…

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Barcelona concede ‘difficult to sign Bellerin’

Spanish giants Barcelona have more or less accepted defeat in their pursuit of Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin. The Catalans have been interested in their former youth player for quite some time now and unsuccessfully attempted to sign him last summer. They still remain interested in the 22-year-old, but club’s sporting director Robert Fernandez has conceded that it would be very difficult for them to sign Bellerin due to his long-term contract with the Gunners. “Of course Hector is a good player,” ESPN FC quotes Fernandes as telling El Mundo Deportivo.…

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Top Manchester United target talks down summer move

It is no secret that Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Griezmann has been a long-term target for Manchester United. For several past windows, United have been consistently linked with the France international, and it is understood that current manager Jose Mourinho is also a fan of the player. As we head into the summer, the transfer market is once again heating up, and multiple sources have, once again, claimed that United will launch a big-money move for Griezmann in the coming days. However, the player, in a recent interview, has downplayed…

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Agent of reported Arsenal target denies any links

The agent of Barcelona star Arda Turn has dismissed recent reports that Premier League side Arsenal have submitted an interest in his client. The Times, in an exclusive report on Thursday, claimed that Gunners had identified the Turkey international as a potential replacement of Mesut Ozil, who has only one year left on his current deal. The report claimed that Turan, who has made only 13 league starts this season, is a £25m summer target for Arsene Wenger’s side. However, his agent, Ahmet Bulut has dismissed the speculation and has…

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Champions League outright odds – Who’s the favourite for glory in May?

We have reached the serious territory in this year’s edition of Champions League. Last week, the draw for the quarter-finals took place, and it resulted in some mouth-watering fixtures. Current holders Real Madrid were drawn against another favourites Bayern Munich, while, in a repeat of 2015 final, Barcelona will play Italian giants Juventus. In another promising tie, Borussia Dortmund will take on high-flying Monaco and Premier League champions Leicester City will face Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. In the betting market, Barcelona, who produced a mammoth comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in…

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Chelsea star face spell on sidelines

Chelsea ace Eden Hazard is facing a considerable period on the sidelines due to a calf injury. The Belgian pulled up in training 24 hours before the Blues’ trip to Stoke City on Saturday. He subsequently missed his side’s 2-1 win, and now Belgium national coach Roberto Martinez has revealed that Hazard is set to miss 10-15 days of action. Hazard will miss Belgium’s World Cup Qualifier against Greece on Saturday and the friendly with Russia on Tuesday as a result of the injury. “Eden has suffered an injury before…

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Premier League heavyweights battle for Bundesliga star

Premier League big boys Chelsea and Manchester City are battling it out with each other for the services of Juventus-owned Kingsley Coman. The Sun claims that both clubs have been involved in negotiations with Juventus for the signing of talented forward, who is currently plying his trade at Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal. The report speculates that both clubs are prepared to splash out huge money on the France international and have already made £43million bids for him. Bayern still remains favourites to sign the 20-year-old on the…

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Manchester United ace linked with summer exit

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has been linked with a summer exit from Old Trafford. Metro claims that the 21-year-old wants to leave United in the summer in search of regular football. The England international moved to United from Southampton for a fee in the region of £30 million in 2014. He made 20 appearances for United in all competitions in his first season with the club, but his next season was cut short by a season-ending injury. This season, he has, however, fallen down the pecking order in Jose…

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Mystery remains over Arsene Wenger’s future

The future of long-time Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger continues to draw speculations as his sode dropped further points in the league on Saturday. The Frenchman has come under intense pressure from club fans in the recent weeks. Following the defeat against West Brom, he revealed that he has already taken a decision regarding is future and he will announce it in due time. He said: “I know what I will do so you will know very soon. “Today I do not worry about that. I watch the game, I do…

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Gotze out for the season

Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder, Mario Gotze, will not play this season according to news on the club’s official website. The German international was diagnosed with a metabolic disorder back in February, and news coming from the club today has stated that he will, at best, be able to join training by the early summer. Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke was positive about the World Cup hero’s condition. “BVB wishes Mario Götze a fast recovery,” he said. “Also in the name of their ten million fans.” Gotze moved to league rivals Bayern…

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United charged by the FA, defender escapes punishment

Manchester United have been charged by the FA for failing to control their players in the FA Cup quarterfinal defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. A statement from the FA confirms that the FA has found United players guilty of crowding match referee Michael Oliver after he gave marching orders to United midfielder Ander Herrera in the 35th minute of the game. Oliver’s decision to send off the Spaniard proved to be critical as United bowed out of the cup on Monday after losing the tie 1-0…

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Clubs on red alert after Premier League star turned down new deal

Everton ace Romelu Lukaku has turned down the new deal on the table from the Toffees, according to the latest report from Sky Sports. The Belgian had been involved in contract negotiations with the club for some time, and last month, his agent, Mino Raiola, said that the new deal between his client and the club is 99.9% done. However, at the weekend, Lukaku dismissed signing a new contract in an interview with a Belgian broadcaster, and now Sky Sports are claiming that the striker has told his club that…

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Tottenham star suffers ligament damage

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Tottenham have confirmed that their star striker Harry Kane has suffered ligament damage to his right ankle. The England international limped off with an ankle injury in the first half of Spurs’ 6-0 FA Cup win over Millwall on Saturday, and initial assessments suggested that he could miss the rest of the season. Kane suffered a similar injury back in September and was forced to miss ten games for his side in all competitions. Spurs have now released an official statement and confirmed that the latest injury is to the…

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FA Cup semi-final draw – North London derby in final remains a possibility

Chelsea defeated ten-man Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge today to confirm their place in the semi-finals of FA Cup. Antonio Conte’s side became the third London-based club to feature in the semi-finals of the cup this season. Manchester City are the only non-London side to feature in the last four. Shortly after the game in West London, the draw for the last-four stage took place, and Chelsea were drawn against London rivals Tottenham. In the second semi-final, Arsenal will face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. The games will be played…

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West Ham to pursue Liverpool star in summer

West Ham United want to sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge as a potential replacement for Andy Carroll, according to Daily Star. The report claims that the Hammers intend to sell injury-prone Carroll in the summer and aim to replace him with wantaway Sturridge. Ironically, the Hammers signed Carroll in a £15 million deal from the Reds in 2013. However, he could never properly settle at the club due to his consistent injury problems. This season, he has scored six goals in 14 appearances for Slaven Bilic’s side. The 28-year-old was…

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Manchester City to raid Bayern Munich in the summer

Pep Guardiola-led Manchester City have been linked with a couple of key Bayern Munich players in the space of last 24-48 hours. According to the latest report from Manchester Evening News, City have made an initial offer of £52million to Juventus for the services of Kingsley Coman. The young winger is in the second year of his two-year loan deal at German giants Bayern Munich. Bayern reportedly have a clause to buy the 20-year-old on a permanent deal at the end of his loan for £18million. Current Premier League leaders…

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FA Cup winner odds: Manchester City favourites to win the trophy

If FA Cup ever needed an advertisement, then this year’s edition has provided just that to the oldest association football competition in the world. The quarterfinals of the Cup competition will be played this weekend, and five of the top six teams in Premier League still exist in the competition. Chelsea will host Man Utd in the next round, and we can expect more exciting clashes in the latter stages of the competition. We have also witnessed some memorable fairy-tale stories in the competition this season. Non-League side Lincoln City…

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Ibrahivomic to face three-match ban

After admitting to a charge of violent conduct, Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been hit with a three-match suspension, according to the FA’s official website. The striker was involved in a rather nasty incident with Bournemouth left-back Tyrone Mings during the United vs Bournemouth game on Saturday, an incident that saw both parties receive yellows, instead of deserved reds, and another Bournemouth player, Andrew Surman, receive his own marching orders. This suspension means that the Swede, who has scored an impressive 26 goals for the Manchester side already this…

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