Alvaro Morata says he never considered Chelsea exit

Alvaro Morata is determined to prove his worth to Chelsea after admitting he never considered leaving the club after a difficult first season in England. Morata only scored one league goal after the turn of the year as speculation over his Chelsea future intensified amid links with Serie A and LaLiga. The 25-year-old Spain international, who was left out of the country’s World Cup squad, was on target in Chelsea’s 3-2 win over London rivals Arsenal in Premier League action on Saturday. “There was never a thought for me to leave. For me,…

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Arsène Wenger enjoying post-Arsenal life and is yet to decide next move

Arsène Wenger has indicated he will wait a few more weeks before deciding on his future but admitted he is enjoying his spare time since leaving Arsenal at the end of last season. Wenger, who stepped down in May after almost 22 years in charge, had initially expected to make a decision after the World Cup. But having worked as a pundit at the World Cup in Russia for beIN Sports, the Frenchman now intends to take a little longer to make up his mind as he takes an extended holiday…

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Benjamin Mendy heeds Guardiola advice to cut phone use

Benjamin Mendy has said he is taking Pep Guardiola’s advice by staying off social media when at Manchester City’s training ground or in the dressing room. The Frenchman has a huge following on social media with 987,000 and 2.1m followers on Twitter and Instagram respectively. “Every time I am with my phone I am on Instagram or Twitter and [so] now I need to be careful,” Mendy said. “When I am at the training centre, the CFA [City Football Academy], I don’t use my phone but instead I listen to…

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Ronaldo, Modric and Salah up for UEFA Player of the Year award

Luka Modrić, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah have been nominated for the 2017/18 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award. Ronaldo, who won the award last season, helped Real Madrid to a third consecutive Champions League title and finished as the competition’s top scorer with 15 goals. The Portuguese, who has since moved on to Juventus has three wins in total and is the only player to have made the shortlist every year since UEFA created the award in 2011. Modric, also part of Madrid’s Champions League winning team, finished…

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