Chelsea’s interest in Serie A striker confirmed, star’s exit still up in the air

Famous Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has claimed that Chelsea are interested in Napoli frontman Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentine striker has been in sensational form this season and has scored 33 league goals for the Naples club. Balague also claims that the Blues will consider selling Diego Costa if they manage to secure the services of Higuain. Costa has been linked with a return to his former club Atletico Madrid. An unnamed club from China has also offered a lucrative deal to the Spain international. Meanwhile, Higuain is expected to cost £37.8 million…

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Paris Saint-Germain identity Manchester United target to replace outgoing star

Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced that he will be leaving Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain after his deal expires in the summer. The 34-year-old striker announced on his Twitter page on Friday that he will play his last game for the Paris club this weekend. Now, Ibrahimovic’s next destination is still not clear, but PSG have already started searching for his replacement. According to French publication L’Equipe, the Ligue 1 giants have identified Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann as a possible summer arrival. The 25-year-old has been in superb form for the La…

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Manchester United preparing massive double swoop, in danger of losing star target to PSG

Manchester United are in discussions over a sensational double swoop for Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane and Sporting CP winger Joao Mario, according to The Daily Star. The Red Devils will spend £30 million to land Varane, who joined Los Blancos in 2011 from Lens in a £7.50 million transfer. The 23-year-old has been frustrated by a lack of playing time under Zinedine Zidane and has been rumoured to be considering a move away from La Liga. However, if the report is to be believed, Varane will ony join the Old Trafford…

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Six Premier League teams make top 10 most valuable football teams, West Ham are biggest risers

Forbes has released its annual The Business of Soccer study for the 2014/2015 season, ranking the most valuable football teams in the world. Six Premier League teams make the top ten, with Manchester United being the league’s most valuable club. The Red Devils are worth £2.62 billion and only trail La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, who are worth £2.89bn and £2.81bn respectively. Arsenal are down in fifth place behind Bayern Munich, being valued at £2.12bn. The Gunners lead sixth-placed Manchester City, who are worth £1.52bn. Chelsea and Liverpool are ranked…

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Chelsea want Serie A striker to replace Diego Costa

Chelsea are willing to let go of striker Diego Costa in the summer, according to famous Spanish journalist Guillem Balague. He writes in Spanish newspaper AS that incoming manager Antonio Conte is ready to let go of Costa if the Blues manage to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli during the summer transfer window. The Spain international has struggled with disciplinary problems this season in the Premier League and according to Balague he wants to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer. His previous club Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in bringing him…

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Premier League flop striker makes list of Europe’s best super-subs

Christian Benteke has been one of the biggest disappointments of the season, as the Belgian was unable to live up to the big expectations at Liverpool after a £32.5 million transfer from Aston Villa in the summer. The Belgium international has scored only eight Premier League goals, after falling out of favour with coach Jurgen Klopp, who replaced Brendan Rodgers at the start of October. Benteke is primed to leave Anfield during the 2016 summer transfer window, with a number of teams interested in his services, like Leicester City, West Ham,…

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West Ham launch record bid for star striker to beat heavy competition

West Ham have reportedly launched a record bid to lure in Marseille’s striker Michy Batshuayi, according to The Guardian. However, the Hammers are facing heavy competition. West Ham are understood to be in talks over Batshuayi with the French club and any deal would break their record transfer fee, which currently stands at the £15 million the club paid Liverpool to sign Andy Carroll. According to reports in France, Marseille are under pressure to balance their books and deliver on the budget that they had presented to the league’s financial…

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Brazilian superstar predicts Diego Simeone’s next destination

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is one of the most sought-after managers in the football world at the moment. The Argentine manager has turned Atletico Madrid into a European powerhouse since his arrival and has led them to a La Liga title and a Champions League final during his time with the club. Atletico are again involved in the title race this season and are just one game away from entering the final of the Champions League for a second time during his coaching spell. His achievements at the La…

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Manchester United and Arsenal have been world class in this important statistic

Both Manchester United and Arsenal have come up short this season, being unable to contend for the Premier League crown as Leicester City are ready to surprisingly win it. The Red Devils are ranked fifth in the current standings, in danger of missing the Champions League as those places are reserved for the first four. Meanwhile, the Gunners missed out on the title after a poor stretch of games in during January and February. However, both clubs have been world class in regard to one specific statistic: goals conceded at…

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Manchester United plan to spend massive amount on two major signings in summer

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Manchester United are once again prepared to splash a huge amount of money in the transfer window. According to the report in the Sun, United have put Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the top of their transfer wishlist. The France international has been in sensational form for Atletico this season and has scored 30 goals in all competitions for the Madrid club. The 25-year-old is expected to cost £65 million in the transfer window, with the likes of Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested…

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Liverpool joined by Chelsea in pursuit of Ligue 1 star, striker linked with shock move

Recently we reported that Liverpool are interested in signing Nice winger Hatem Ben Arfa. The former Newcastle striker, following his disappointing spells with Newcastle and Hull City, seemed to have turned his career around and has scored 16 goals in Ligue 1 this season. His performances have surely caught the attention of some major clubs as French publication L’Equipe are now claiming that Chelsea have joined Liverpool in the pursuit of the 27-year-old. According to the report, the Blues have already contacted the player’s representatives to discuss a possibility of a summer…

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Random tweet sparks rumours on Antoine Griezmann moving to Manchester United

Football fans are a gullible lot, especially when it comes to transfer news. This time, a random tweet from Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann’s younger brother, Theo Griezmann, has got Manchester United fans excited. Theo tweeted “Glory glory Man United” on Sunday and it has led some United fans to believe that the France international might be moving to Old Trafford in the summer. Glory glory Man united ! — Théo Griezmann (@TheoGriezmann) April 17, 2016 Griezmann’s brother has caused a meltdown on Man Utd Twitter — Tshepo S S (@FootballTshepo)…

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Four Premier League stars in top 10 players with most assists since 2012/2013

Mesut Ozil is leading the way this season with 18 assists in the Premier League. The German playmaker even leads all players in the five biggest European competitions (England, Italy, Spain, Germany, France). The Arsenal star is also featured in Europe’s top ten assists leaders since the 2012/2013 season, together with three other current Premier League playmakers (via OptaJean). 10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) – 38 The Swede is proving that these days strikers are more than goalscorers. Ibrahimovic has scored a leading 32 league goals this season, but has also…

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Stats prove James “Messi” Milner has been on fire in 2016

Liverpool came back from a 3-1 deficit to beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 in the return of their Europa League quarter-final encounter. Dejan Lovren will forever be remembered for scoring the Reds fourth and decisive goal, but it’s also important to note that the perfect cross ball came from James Milner. The 30-year-old has now provided nine assists in 2016, which ranks the England international among the best players in that regard. Only three players have provided more assists this year. Atletico Madrid’s Koke and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi sit at ten assists…

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Fernando Torres is back in form and Twitter is going nuts

Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres is showing glimpses of his long-lost form. The Spanish forward scored a goal and provided an assist in Atletico’s 3-1 win over Espanyol on Saturday. The 32-year old has been in superb form of late and has scored in his last three games for Atletico. Some people on Twitter are even suggesting that he should be given a spot in the Spain national team for the upcoming European Championships. Fernando Torres playing like it’s 2008 at the moment. Just scored his third in three games for…

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Loads of transfer news at Chelsea, foreign interest for out-of-favour Liverpool striker

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The summer of 2016 is still a couple of months away, but the transfer market is seemingly getting ready to explode when the time comes. With Juan Cuadrado ready to return to Stamford Bridge and Antonio Conte reportedly eyeing moves for Leonardo Bonucci and Simone Zaza, Juventus are hopeful of signing Eden Hazard, Willian or Oscar from Chelsea, according to Italian news outlet Tuttosport. Meanwhile, the Blues fear Domingos Quina has agreed to join another club, with Manchester United among those interested. The 16-year-old starlet has walked out on Chelsea and…

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Criticised goalkeeper leads Premier League clubs in clean sheets

Goalkeepers who are able to keep numerous clean sheets… They are invaluable to every football club on the planet. But which ones have kept the most this season in all competitions? The top four is compiled by goalkeepers from four different European league. Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak leads the way with 24 clean sheets in 37 appaerances, two more than PSG’s Kevin Trapp. Oblak also heads all goalkeepers with just 15 goals conceded. Bayern’s Manuel Neuer and Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon are ranked third with 21 clean sheets in 37 matches.…

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Jose Mourinho plans to make three key signings at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho looks all set to replace Louis Van Gaal at Old Trafford next season, if the recent media speculation is to be believed. According to Italian source Gianluca Di Marzio, the Portuguese manager has already started scouting for his potential transfer signings at Manchester United. The report claims that Mourinho plans to reinforce three key positions in the Red Devils’ squad. The former Chelsea manager is said to be scouting all the major European clubs in search of a midfielder, a central defender and an efficient striker for his…

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Chelsea open talks with Serie A star and chase La Liga goal getter

The Premier League biggest clubs have been linked with a number of transfer rumours this season, and it looks like they are not done being active on the market. Chelsea have begun talks with Miralem Pjanic regarding a summer move to Stamford Bridge, with the Blues willing to pay the Roma midfielder’s £31 million buyout clause, according to The Times. It is understood that Chelsea’s director and lead negotiator, Marina Granovskaia, has already made contact with Pjanic’s advisers ahead of a possible summer move for the 25-year-old creative midfielder. Meanwhile, the Blues have reignited their…

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Italian is favourite to coach Chelsea next season

As it stands, Antonio Conte is the odds-on favourite to become Chelsea’s coach next season, according to Sky Sports. The Blues have reportedly agreed a deal in principle with the current coach of Italy’s national squad and former Juventus boss. Conte’s contract with Italy expires after the 2016 European Championship and, therefore, the Italian will be free to move to Stamford Bridge, without any compensation needed to be paid to the Italian Football Federation. The news outlet also quotes Sky Italia’s Valentina Fass, who states Chelsea want to make a decision about their…

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Chelsea reportedly agree on deal for their new manager

After months of speculations, Chelsea seem to have finally found a candidate to replace interim manager Guus Hiddink in the summer. Various names in club football, including the like of Massimiliano Allegri, Diego Simeone, Antonio Conte, Manuel Pellegrini and Didier Deschamps, have been linked with the post at Stamford Bridge. Now the latest report claims that Chelsea have found Hiddink’s replacement in Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone. Spanish publication OK Diario claims that the Blues have already reached an agreement with the 45-year-old. The Argentine stands to earn £9.28 million…

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Lionel Messi is La Liga’s player of the month…for the first time

Lionel Messi has won the Primera Division’s player of the month award for January, which surprisingly is the first time for the Argentine star, according to the BBC. The award was established prior to the 2013/2014 season and over 20 other players were voted as best monthly performers in Spain since, so it’s a mystery why the Barcelona player and five time Ballon d’Or winner hadn’t added this one to his richly filled resume. Messi scored six goals last month, including a hat trick against Granada along with goals against Athletic de…

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Chinese-bound Alex Teixeira becomes one of the highest paid players in the world

As reported earlier on Thursday, Liverpool and Chelsea target Alex Texeira will join Jiangsu Suning of the Chinese Super League. According to Calciomercato, and confirmed by Sky Sports on Twitter, the Chinese club will pay an Asian record £38 million for the Brazilian. The record was broken only recently when Atletico’s Jackson Martinez moved to Chinese champions Guaghzuo Evergrande on a £32 million deal. Like Martinez, Teixeira will become one of the highest paid football players in the world, coming in at a joint tenth place with Kevin De Bruyne, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Edinson…

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Falcao left out of Champions League squad amid rumours linking him with a move to China

Chelsea have left out on-loan striker Radamel Falcao from their Champions League squad for the latter stages of the tournament. The Colombian international was absent in the squad list released by the club on Wednesday, with new signings Alexandre Pato and Matt Miazga both making the list. The BBC reports that the omission could be because the West London club are still trying to offload the 29-year old, with Chinese club Jiangsu Suning interested in his services. Falcao, who is currently owned by Ligue 1 club Monaco, was linked with a transfer deadline…

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Diego Costa’s move away from Chelsea got another push

After selling Jackson Martinez to China Atletico Madrid want to lure Chelsea striker Diego Costa back to the club, according to The Daily Mail. The Primera Divsion team have money to spend after selling forward Jackson Martinez to Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande for an Asian record fee £31 million on Tuesday. Now, Atletico are willing to spend that money to lure Costa back to the Vicente Calderon this summer, after selling the 27-year-old to Chelsea in the summer of 2014, with the Blues meeting the Spain international’s £32 million release-clause. Costa never really…

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