Four clubs that could sign Neymar this summer

The football world is buzzing with the news that Neymar could be allowed to leave his summer. According to Bilel Ghazi of L’Equipe, the Parisian club are open to sell their €222 signing this summer if they receive a suitable offer. Coming up with a suitable offer for a player who has already been sold for €222m is a huge risk for any club, but it is not everyday that a player of Neymar’s quality becomes available in the market. Hence, we look at four clubs who could possibly sign…

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Have Real Madrid found a solution for Gareth Bale?

Gareth Bale has become a problematic figure at Real Madrid this summer. Following a turbulent season, the Welshman has fallen out of favour with fans, and he also doesn’t figure in the plans of head-coach Zinedine Zidane. It is apparent that the La Liga giants want to offload the 29-year-old, who is currently on £350,000 wages after tax. However, Los Blancos might find it difficult to sell Bale on a permanent deal this summer. Premier League sides like Manchester United and Tottenham have refrained from registering their interest in the…

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Arsenal target interested in a move to London & more

Lorient’s young forward Alexis Claude-Maurice is a player in demand this summer transfer window. According to the report from Sky Sports, a source close to the players has claimed that clubs like Borussia Monchengladbach, RB Leipzig, Lyon, Lille, Monaco, Marseille, Sevilla, Brighton, Newcastle United, and West Ham United have registered interest in the player. However, the same report also mentions that the France U20 international favours a move to Arsenal. The North London side are also one of the sides wanting to sign him, and reportedly, the Gunners have already…

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Manchester United transfer news: Wan-Bissaka, Bale and more

Manchester United have received encouraging news in their pursuit of Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. According to Sky Sports, Wan-Bissaka favours a move to Old Trafford this summer. United’s interest in the Palace right-back is not a fresh news, and reportedly, they have already seen their initial bid of £40m rejected by the Eagles. However, the Red Devils are expected to go back with a better bid for the England U21 international. They are also keeping tabs on PSG’s Thomas Meunier and Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier. Meanwhile, United have no interest…

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Four European Clubs Who Should Resist Selling Players This Summer

It’s almost accepted in football that ‘smaller’ clubs who have seen a bit of success will get raided during the summer months, forcing them to rebuild all over again. In a way, it’s a bit of shame. Who knows, for example, how far the Monaco team that won Ligue 1 in 2016/17 could have gone if they hadn’t been stripped down and sold for parts after that triumph? You can make an argument for reinvestment and renewal, like Ajax might do this summer, but often, they never catch the same…

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Hazard to cost £88.5m, claims the latest report

Real Madrid and Chelsea have agreed over a transfer fee for Eden Hazard, according to the latest report from the Guardian. Famous football journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that the Spanish giants have agreed to pay £88.5m (€100m) plus add-ons to Chelsea for the services of the Belgian star. The report mentions that following an initial disagreement over the transfer fee, both clubs came to an understanding on Wednesday. Real Madrid have been in pursuit of Hazard for quite some time, and head-coach Zinedine Zidane is also a fan of the…

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Eriksen wants to leave, agent says ‘not a surprise’

Tottenham star Christian Eriksen has admitted that he wishes to start a new challenge this summer. The Danish midfielder was part of the losing Spurs side in the Champions League final. He has only one year left in his current deal, and it is reported that Real Madrid are interested in his services. However, he has also claimed that if no suitable offer come for him this summer, he wouldn’t have any problem in signing a new deal. “I feel that I am at a stage of my career where…

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Several Arsenal players facing exodus after the Europa League debacle

Unai Emery

Arsenal are still reeling following their embarrassing defeat to Chelsea in the final of Europa League. Gunners’ spectacular collapse in the second half has left a lot of questions hanging over the squad, and it is clear that a lot of Arsenal careers have come to an end. Manager Unai Emery also made this very clear following the game, when he said that some of his players would need to leave in the summer. “Our idea is to continue to carry on and improve with the young players that have…

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Five transfers that could break the 100m-mark this summer window

Antoine Griezmann

It’s going to be a huge summer window in the world of football. Spanish giants Real Madrid need a huge overhaul, and everyone knows they are going to spend a lot of money. The same can be said about Manchester United. Their below-par finish to the season has made it obvious that they need to sign a number of players this window. With these two superpowers sniffing for the top talent, we can see some transfer records breaking this summer. Besides, the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich would…

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Valverde set to remain Barcelona boss, claims the latest report

It has been quite an unsettling end to the season for Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde. Ever since his side’s defeat to Liverpool in Champions League, there have been question marks hanging over Valverde’s future at the Catalan club. Earlier this week, multiple media reports suggested that he could get the sack as soon as this week. However, according to the latest from Spanish radio Cadena Ser, reports of the imminent sacking are false, and the Spaniard is set to stay in his job for the next season. Valverde has led…

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Chelsea explain Sarri’s outburst

Earlier today, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri stormed out of his side’s training session ahead of their Europa League final with Arsenal on Wednesday. The incident took place during a training session open to media in Baku, and it quickly went viral all over the internet. At first, many football fans assumed that the Italian’s reaction was due to Gonzalo Higuain and David Luiz coming to blows in training just minutes before. However, a Chelsea spokesperson has dismissed this story and has claimed that Sarri’s reaction was not down to any…

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Villas-Boas gets Marseille job

Andre Villas-Boas

Former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has been announced as the new man at the helm of French giants Marseille. Marseille finished just outside of the European positions this season, in 5th, despite impressive firepower such as Mario Balotelli (8 goals in 15), and Florian Thauvin (16 in 33). Coach Rudi Garcia announced his decision to stand down at the end of the season last week. The new man heading to the South coast may raise some eyebrows, and could not have been described as a frontrunner during Royal…

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Premier League’s new-found love affair with Europa League

UEFA Europa League

Even if it is for wrong reasons, one could say that the upcoming Europa League final has almost upstaged the Champions League counterpart in terms of media coverage. UEFA’s choice of venue for the final, Baku, has attracted a lot of criticism from all corners for multiple reasons. Fans of both clubs have had to face multiple difficulties in travelling to Azerbaijan, and then there is the issue of Henrikh Mkhitaryan not being able to participle because of his Armenian nationality.    However, the final has also received unprecedented attention in…

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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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Willian Determined For Europa League Glory

Willian

Chelsea winger Willian believes the Europa League final in Baku will define his side’s season. The West Londoners secured Champions League qualification finishing third in the Premier League this season, but manager Maurizio Sarri has reportedly failed the Chelsea hierarchy with his first season performance. After a promising start to the campaign, the Blues suffered a dismal midseason run which saw them suffering humiliating defeats to Bournemouth, Spurs and Manchester City. It seemed they would be out of luck even betting on royal ascot this year. Willian did not hesitate to…

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Manchester United face a battle in keeping David de Gea

It has been stressed enough in the media that Manchester United need an overhaul in the summer. A lot of faces are supposed to make exit, while a lot of new faces are expected to arrive at Old Trafford in the summer. However, United’s main battle may lie elsewhere this window. The Red Devils face a tough fight to keep their star goalkeeper David de Gea at the club. The Spaniard has only one year left in his deal with United, and according to Sky Sports, he has turned down…

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Antonine Griezmann set to dominate transfer headlines this window

Antoine Griezmann

Undoubtedly, France international Antoine Griezmann is one of the biggest talents in football. And when a player of such calibre becomes available in the market, it is surely going to make a lot of noise. Since moving to Atletico Madrid in 2014, Griezmann has been linked with an exit for the club almost every window. However, the 28-year-old is finally set to make his exit from Atletico this summer. Griezmann has publicly announced that he would be leaving Atletico in the summer, and that has already put a lot of…

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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 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 club legend Arsene Wenger.…

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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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Will Zidane make Real Madrid a force again?

Zinedine Zidane

There was widespread surprise amongst residents of planet football in March as Frenchman Zinedine Zidane announced he would return as manager of Real Madrid just 10 months after leaving the La Liga kingpins. The former player walked in May of last year after guiding Blancos to a third straight Champions League trophy, but the club has struggled to find success following the Frenchman’s departure and were delighted to see him sign a deal that would keep him in charge until 2022. Zidane arrives at the Bernabeu with the 33-time Spanish…

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Why Alvaro Morata is not the answer to Chelsea’s lack of goals

Back when at Real Madrid, he was the future of the Santiago Bernabeu, and indeed of Spanish football.  In 2012/13 he had made his breakthrough under Jose Mourinho, making regular appearances and even starting in el clasico, playing a key role in a 2-1 victory, and made 12 league appearances that year, netting twice. 2013/14 saw further progress, 23 league matches, scoring 8 goals as Carlo Ancelotti joined the club and Morata found his place in rotation with Karem Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Angel Di Maria and an emerging…

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Chelsea sign Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for £58m

Chelsea have signed Borussia Dortmund forward Christian Pulisic for 64m euros (£58m) but will loan him to the German club until the end of the season. The 20-year-old United States international, who was linked with Liverpool and Arsenal, joined Dortmund as a youth player in 2015. Pulisic has scored nine goals in 23 games for the US. 🤝 @cpulisic_10 wechselt im Sommer zum @ChelseaFC! Der BVB hat sich mit dem FC Chelsea auf einen Transfer von Christian #Pulisic mit sofortiger Wirkung geeinigt, Chelsea wiederum leiht den 20-Jährigen bis zum Saisonende an den…

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Mateo Kovacic eyes permanent stay at Chelsea

Mateo Kovacic has admitted he “can imagine” staying on at Chelsea, but acknowledges that Real Madrid will have the final say on his future. The midfielder joined the London club on a season-long loan from the European champions after becoming frustrated at a lack of regular playing time in Spain. Kovacic has taken to life in the English capital, playing 23 times in all competitions for Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea, and with the possibility of a permanent switch now being mooted, the 24-year-old is open to staying if all parties reach an agreement. “I…

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Timothy Weah confirms January loan move away from PSG

Timothy Weah has confirmed he will leave Paris Saint-Germain on loan next month in order to gain more first-team experience. The United States international broke into the PSG squad at the end of last season, but has struggled to hold down a place in the current campaign and has not been in the matchday squad since August. He has only played three games in all competitions this season and hopes a loan move will help him improve as a player and put him in a better position to be a PSG regular…

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