Bayern Munich Confirm Interest In Man City Star

Bayern Munich club president Uli Hoeness has named Manchester City star Leroy Sane as his club’s priority transfer target.  The 23 year old has produced stunning displays for the Premier League champions whenever he got the nod, but he wasn’t a regular name on Pep Guardiola’s team sheet.  Sane, who was signed from Schalke 04 in 2016, could find his way back to the Bundesliga next season as he pursues regular first team football. Being asked on Sane,  Hoeness replied “Yes, we are dealing with that name at the moment.” The…

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“Grealish staying at Aston Villa”

Jack Grealish

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has poured cold water on reports that Jack Grealish will be making a summer exit from Villa park. Grealish has been often linked with a move to Tottenham, most recently in the January transfer window, but the Midlands club have been able to keep hold of him while in the Championship. That situation may change on Monday should they defeat Derby County in the Championship Play-off Final, but promotion or not, Smith has warned off potential suitors for the attacking midfielder: “He loves Aston Villa…

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The End of Solksjaer’s honeymoon period

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Things were going so well at Old Trafford. Right up until early March, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s revitalised Manchester United team were beating almost everyone they met. Other than the home defeat to Paris Saint Germain in the first leg of their Champions League (CL) last-sixteen tie, no-one had managed to conquer Ole’s Red Devils. And United even went on to knock PSG out of the CL with that memorable win in France. However, that was the last notable victory Solskjaer’s team managed in the 2018/19 campaign. United did win two…

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Signing off in Baku – Sarri’s Chelsea days are numbered

It’s a strange atmosphere that surrounds Chelsea as they prepare for their Europa League final against Arsenal on May 29th. The club, which has won five Premier Leagues and a Champions League trophy all in the last 15 years, could be considered to be in limbo at the moment. Currently, at Stamford Bridge, there are far more questions than answers regarding the future of The Blues. Roman Abramovich seems to have lost interest in his not-so-shiny-anymore plaything, having pumped millions into player recruitment from when he acquired the club in…

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Emery’s Europa League love-affair bodes well for Arsenal

Unai Emery

Last Sunday, the curtain came down on the 2018/19 Premier League season for all 20 clubs. Manchester City were favourite to win premier league 2019 and were crowned champions, one point clear of Liverpool, while we said goodbye to Huddersfield, Fulham and Cardiff as they were relegated to the Championship. In fifth place came Arsenal, just a point behind their north London rivals, Spurs, and the coveted Champions League (CL) places. It was the second successive season The Gunners were outside the top-four having finished sixth a year ago as they said goodbye to…

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Chelsea’s summer shake-up

What’s going to happen at Chelsea over the summer months is anyone’s guess at this stage. The Stamford Bridge club is in a very strange situation. Despite what appeared to be a divide between boss Maurizio Sarri and the players for much of the season, they managed to secure Champions League football for the 2019/20 campaign. Chelsea also reached the League Cup final, losing on penalties to Manchester City, and they have a Europa League final to look forward to against London rivals Arsenal at the end of May, where…

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Pochettino at the pinnacle

Tottenham fans everywhere will have breathed a collective sigh of relief when Manchester United offered Ole Gunnar Solksjaer a full-time contract and Real Madrid brought Zinedine Zidane back to the club. The powers-that-be at Old Trafford and the Santiago Bernabeu had long been rumoured to be biding their time before making an official approach for Pochettino, possibly luring him away from The Lilywhites. With those roles filled, for now, it meant Spurs fans could relax a little this summer, knowing United and Real are not actively pursuing their man. However,…

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Turbulent summer ahead for Man Utd

With the curtain coming down on another Premier League campaign last Sunday, one of English football’s top six teams faces a summer of massive upheaval. Manchester United won two of their last 12 games in all competitions. After that famous Champions League victory in Paris, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team fell to pieces as their season collapsed around them. Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford in December after United had been handed a 3-1 beating at Anfield, home of their much-improved rivals, Liverpool. That visit to Merseyside was Jose Mourinho’s last…

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Gary Neville Wants New Fullbacks At Manchester United

Gary Neville

Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes the club needs to follow the footsteps of city rivals Manchester City and invest heavily on recruiting new fullbacks. The 44 year old, widely considered as the best right back in Man United’s history, have urged former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to splash the cash for bringing in a world class fullback rather than gambling on promising but unproved players, “I don’t know why United have had such problems at right-back. You can’t keep signing full-backs for £15m. Over the past few years they’ve…

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Manchester City Odds-On For 2019/20 Premier League Title

Pep Guardiola

Most fans are just catching their breath from an incredible 2018/19 Premier League season that went right to the wire, but it hasn’t stopped odds-crunchers from looking beyond to next season. Indeed, Bet365’s release of odds for the 2019/20 season will delight some fans, while make others – looking at you, Manchester United fans – want to curl up in a ball and start crying.  Anyway, the main take away is that Man City have been cited at just 8/11 to win the title, which is quite the statement given…

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Premier League Lessons – Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer’s 260 Premier League goals see the Geordie striker sit at the very top of a star-studded list as the all-time highest Premier League goalscorer. His closest rival sits a spectacular 73 goals behind and this statistic in itself is why the Newcastle United legend is also a Premier League legend. An illustrious career started with Shearer ditching his northern roots as Southampton offered him a shot at the big time in 1986. Two years later, and at the tender age of just 17, Shearer made his debut with…

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Tottenham join summer race for Sessegnon

Tottenham are ready to challenge some of Europe’s top sides in order to secure the services of Fulham star Ryan Sessegnon, reports the Telegraph. The 18-year-old’s contract expires at the end of next season, meaning this may be the last chance for the London side to cash-in on the highly rated left-winger, who was strongly linked with a move to Spurs last summer too. However Tottenham face competition from French giants PSG,German side Red Bull Leipzig, and in the Premier League from Manchester United. The figure reported is around £30m.…

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Comeback kings set up all-English Champions League Final

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will go head-to-head in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1 after sealing spectacular victories in their respective semi-final ties. The Reds recovered from a 3-0 first leg deficit against Barcelona by recording a thrilling 4-0 success in the return fixture to spark wild celebrations at Anfield. Spurs battled back from three goals down after 35 minutes of the second leg of their tie with Ajax to make it 3-3 on aggregate and progress to the final on away goals. Read on as we…

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Klopp Laughs Off “Curse” Talk

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp remains optimistic of his team’s title ambitions this season despite a demoralizing 3-0 defeat to Barcelona at Camp Nou. The defeat left the Reds a mountain to climb as they need to score a minimum of three goals at Anfield within regulation time to keep their hopes of playing two consecutive UEFA Champions League final alive. Liverpool fans might have to endure seeing their beloved team ending the season empty handed despite mounting a formidable title charge both home and Europe. The Reds will agonizingly miss…

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Most Improved Arsenal Players Under Unai Emery

Unai Emery

A smooth transition of power at the dugout from Arsene Wenger to Unai Emery has proven to be something magical for Arsenal football club. There were heavy cry outs from the Gunners fans for a managerial change at the club. And finally the back then Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis heed the call and sign Unai Emery as a new club coach.  Unai Emery is a well-decorated coach in Europe, having won a back to back Europa league competition with Sevilla. He is someone you cannot underrate. But coming to a…

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Son backs Spurs to perform in Kane’s absence

Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son has insisted he feels no extra pressure with the injury to star striker Harry Kane, and backs Brazilian Lucas Moura to help the team get goals in his absence. Son, 26, has scored 12 league goals this season in just 19 starts, including two goals in Tottenham’s first three matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. He is likely to be required to fill in for Kane who could be out of rot remainder of the season with ankle ligament problems suffered in Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League…

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Benayoun announces retirement at 38

Former Israel international attacker Yossi Benayoun has retired from football, after a career that saw him play for some of England’s top clubs. Benayoun came to the Premier League from Spain, where he had played with Racing Santander, joining West Ham in 2005 where he scored 8 goals in 63 matches. His performances got the attention of Liverpool, who paid £5m for the forward, where he spent three years until 2010, where he player 92 games and scored 18 goals. He moved on to Chelsea for £5.5m, but failed to…

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Bierhoff regret over Ozil Germany exit

Mesut Ozil

Germany Technical Director Oliver Bierhoff has expressed regret over some of his comments following Mesut Ozil’s retirement from international football, admitting he was partly at fault. Following a hugely disappointing World Cup campaign in which he was roundly criticised for his performances, Ozil wrote an open letter claiming institutional racism was at play in the German Football Federation, with President Reinhard Grindel given particular focus. “People with racially discriminative backgrounds should not be allowed to work in the largest football federation in the world that has players from dual‑heritage families.…

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Premier League clubs reject Champions League proposals

Premier League clubs have unanimously opposed proposals for changes to the UEFA Champions League format which would increase the number of games during the first half of the season and also wipe out end-of-season races for qualification to Europe’s top continental competition. The changes were being proposed for implementation during the 2024-25 season, but clubs in England’s top flight have banded together to reject the plans. With England having four of the final eight in this season’s tournament, as well as the Premier League’s standing as one of the top…

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Solskjaer plans mass Utd changes in the summer

Manchester United’s new permanent manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could face one of the busiest summers in the club’s recent memory, according to Sky Sports, with up to six first team regulars preparing to depart Old Trafford for pastures new. The futures of some other players are also up in the air, while prospective transfer targets look as though they may be difficult – or at the very least highly expensive – to bring in as the club seeks to return towards the top of the Premier League next season. Ander…

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Rose laments lack of action on racism

Tottenham defender Danny Rose has once again hit out at the level of racism in football, this time going as far as to say that he “can’t wait” to retire from the sport and get out of the game. The 28-year-old was one of several England players who were subjected to vile chants from home supporters when the Three Lions travelled to Montenegro for a Euro 2020 qualifier last month, and while the players in question were clearly supported by their own team-mates and management the host nation essentially denied…

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Sheffield United Showing that You Don’t Have to Spend Big for Championship Success

Sheffield United have been one of the big success stories of this Championship season and, with seven games to go, they are assured of a playoff spot and could still bag one of the two automatic promotion spots that are up for grabs. Their success has been a real team effort and, while others around them have been splashing the cash on big name signings for the league, The Blades have quietly gone about their business, making astute signings to become a real force in the second tier. United were promoted…

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Real Madrid close to Hazard agreement

Chelsea star Eden Hazard is ‘on the cusp’ of agreeing a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, according to a report in The Sun this morning. Last week it was reported that moves had begun to bring the Belgian to the Bernabeu, but those links appear to have grown over the weekend, and an agreement for a summer transfer could be found this week. It is thought a fee of £100m will be accepted. Hazard, 28, has been linked with a Stamford Bridge in the last two close seasons, but…

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West Ham Dzeko links return

Edin Dzeko

West Ham could be lining up a summer move for AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko, according to reports in the Express. Dzeko, 33, played under Hammers manager Mauricio Pellegrini at Manchester City, with the Bosnian scoring 50 goals in 130 matches, on his way to winning the Premier League twice, the FA Cup, League Cup and Community shield. West Ham have struggled for goals this term, currently having netted 41 times in the league, and their top scorer is midfielder Felipe Anderson, on 8 goals. Dzeko’s goalscoring has also slowed…

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Gotze makes new Liverpool hint

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Götze has spoken again of his admiration for ex-boss Jurgen Klopp, prompting rumours of a potential reunion in the Summer. Gotze, 26, played under Klopp at Dortmund before both departed, with the Germany international heading to Bayern Munich for 3 years, before returning to the Signal-Iduna-Park stadium in 2016. But with just one year left on his contract, the World Cup winner, with 63 caps, has hinted that a potential link up with his old boss could be something he’d want to consider, having had discussions…

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