Arsenal struggle to sell unwanted players

It’s a very important summer for Arsenal manager Unai Emery as he attempts to fix his squad ahead of the next season. Following a rather disappointing end to the last season, the pressure is on the Spaniard and his dealings this summer could go a long way in deciding his future at the club. However, a meagre £45m transfer budget means that Emery must sell some of his players to facilitate recruitments. Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi are two names who feature prominently on the list. But it doesn’t look…

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Manchester United face multiple disappointments in transfer window

Paul Pogba

Manchester United have seen their second bid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka rejected by Crystal Palace. According to Sky Sports, United’s second bid was worth up to £50, including £15 in add-ons. The Eagles reportedly want something between £45m-£50m up front for the 21-year-old. It remains to be seen whether United would go back with an improved third bid or would they shift focus elsewhere. A recent report from the Sun has claimed that United have identified PSV right-back Denzel Dumfries as a back up to Wan-Bissaka. United were also linked with…

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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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Manchester United chase defenders with Premier League experience

One of the top priorities for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer this summer is to fix up his leaky defence. Last season, not many United defenders manage to make a mark, and it appears that the club has decided to target defenders with Premier League experience this summer. Firstly, United have been strongly linked with Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. United have already seen a £40m bid rejected by Palace, but they are hopeful that a deal can be reached soon. The English youngster is also said to be…

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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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UEFA President reveals plans of big change in UCL final allocation policy

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has revealed that he intends to change the policy to select the venue for the UEFA Champions League final. While speaking at the Oxford University, Ceferin said that UCL finals should only be held at four-five biggest stadiums in Europe, such as Wembley Stadium. He said, via Daily Mail, “We had 62,000 tickets in Madrid and 980,000 requests. If we would play for example in Wembley, we would have 30,000 more [tickets]. “Probably that as a top, top, top event should be played only at the…

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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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Report: Liverpool’s main man to turn down the new deal

German manager Jurgen Klopp has been quite a revelation in his current role at Liverpool. Klopp didn’t take long to become a fan-favourite at Anfield following his appointment in 2015. In the last four years, Klopp has transformed the club and have reinstalled them as one of the best European sides. Liverpool’s recent Champions League success has only enhanced his reputation. Besides winning their sixth Champions League title, the Reds also registered their record point-total in 2018-19 Premier League. Hence, it’s no surprise that the latest Liverpool blogs suggest that…

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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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Juventus ready to push for a swap-deal for Paul Pogba

The rumours linking Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba with a return to Juventus continue to intensify every day. A report from the Guardian has claimed that the Old Lady are very much interested in signing the midfielder, and they have already made contact with United. The French midfielder joined United from Juventus in a £93.2m deal in 2016. The report adds that the Serie A club are not in a position to cough up that kind of money. Hence, they are likely to offer one of Paulo Dybala, Alex Sandro…

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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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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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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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Real Madrid Issue Official Statement Addressing Pochettino

Real Madrid have issued a official statement dismissing  Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino’s claims that his team were denied access to Los Blancos training facility.  The Lily Whites will fly into the Spanish capital soon ahead of their Champions League final clash with Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano, home to Real Madrid’s derby rivals Atletico Madrid, on June 1. Both clubs will be using Atletico’s training centre during their stay in Madrid.  Speaking to the press on Thursday, Pochettino lightheartedly claimed that he asked Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to accommodate his club in…

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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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5 Trends in football for the 2020s

Women’s football We’ll see an increase in the popularity of women’s football, as the infrastructure for women’s teams improves. Rich clubs like Man City provide top of the range facilities and the level of the game, along with it’s popularity, will soar. Young girls especially will embrace women’s football like never before, as parents push them in that direction to learn off positive female role models. Emergence of English managers The old generation of English managers are viewed as behind the times, and unwilling to embrace the technicalities and tactics…

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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 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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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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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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