Chelsea fans feeling gutted following Manchester City’s European triumph [Tweets]

Manchester City qualified for the Champions League semi-final for the first time in their history after defeating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. Kevin de Bruyne scored an amazing goal for the Citizens and earned rave plaudits from all corners. Maybe not so much from Chelsea fans, who were left to rue the fact that former manager Jose Mourinho let the Belgian star leave the club a couple of seasons ago. I wish we had a player like De Bruyne. Oh, wait, we did once. — Chelsea Activity (@ChelseaActivity)…

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Tottenham have been as good as Barcelona according to this stat

After comfortably beating Manchester United 3-0 at White Heart Lane, Tottenham are still contending for their first Premier League title since 1961. The Spurs went crazy and scored all three goals in a span of just six minutes, with Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld, and Erik Lamela hitting the net. 5:46 – There were just 5 minutes and 46 seconds between Tottenham’s first and third goals against Manchester United. Quickfire. — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 10 april 2016 Consequently, Tottenham have both the best offence and the best defence, scoring 60 goals while conceding…

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Chelsea lost race for star defender, but in advanced talks for Serie A midfielder

Chelsea have received a huge setback in their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos. The Blues, along with Manchester United, were strongly linked with a move for the Brazilian defender. However, if the latest report from Goal.com is to be believed, the centre-back has agreed terms with La Liga giants Barcelona. According to the report, the Catalan club have offered an annual salary of around £3.6 million, in addition to £2.4 million signing-on fee to the 21-year old. Barcelona are yet to reach an agreement with the Paris club over the…

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Chelsea put superstar on sale at cut-price deal

Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard could be on his way out of the club in the summer transfer window. The Belgian international is set to be the first casualty at the club following Antonio Conte’s arrival in the summer. According to a report in the Sun, the West London club have put the 25-year-old on sale. The report further claims that two top football agents have alerted all the major European clubs to Hazard’s availability. Hazard has been linked with moves to Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid and, on occasions, he has…

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ICYMI: Joe Hart’s miracle and Fernando’s howler against PSG [Video’s]

Manchester City were able to gain a 2-2 draw against PSG during their first leg encounter in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, with the second leg being played next week at the Etihad. Two plays will be remembered for a very long time. The first one is Joe Hart saving Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s penalty kick in the 13th minute. It was a decent hit from the Swede, but Hart was there to make one of the best saves of the season. The Citizens came away with a draw, but Fernando…

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Real Madrid put very surprising (low) price tag on Cristiano Ronaldo

Despite winning the Spanish Clasico against Barcelona (2-1) during the weekend, the transfer rumour mill has never stopped spinning at Real Madrid. Los Blancos haven’t won the La Liga title since 2012 and sacked coach Rafa Benitez during the current season, to replace him with club legend Zinedine Zidane. Still, Real are ranked just third in the standings, trailing city rivals Atletico Madrid by one point and Barcelona by seven. Not surprisingly, there has been many talks about a potential team overhaul during the summer, with almost any star player…

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Paris St. Germain vs Man City – Match preview and team news

Manchester City are the last English club standing in this season’s Champions League, and their first ever quarter-final sees them take on a very strong Paris St. Germain side who are also looking to become one of Europe’s leading contenders. With this first leg being away from home, the important thing here for City is to avoid defeat in this one, or at the very least be still in the tie when they meet again at the Etihad Stadium. It will not be easy for them as they have often…

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Agent gives huge transfer update on Paul Pogba and four superstar strikers

Football agent Mino Raiola has given a huge update on the transfer rumours surrounding a couple of his star clients. First up: Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish striker is out of contract with Paris Saint-Germain and is considering his options for next season. Raiola confirmed that the 34-year-old is courted by a number of major European clubs. However, one Premier League giant has not bid for Ibrahimovic. “Apart from Manchester City, who will be managed by Pep Guardiola, all the big clubs have knocked on the door,” he said in an interview…

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Manchester City preparing monster offer to land marquee player, veteran star in talks to leave

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It’s been a disappointing season for Manchester City. Despite reaching the quarter-finals in the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history, the Citizens are lagging too far behind in order to win the Premier League title. It’s still mathematically possible for City to catch Leicester, but trailing by 15 points is huge. And let’s not forget, Tottenham and Arsenal are also currently ranked above them. Therefore, it’s time for the Citizens to hold on to their top four spot, which would mean another season of Champions League…

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Premier League clubs on alert after star striker confirms interest

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is going to be a man-in-demand during the summer transfer window. The 34-year old is in the last year of his contract with the Ligue 1 club, and he will be a free agent in summer. The Swedish international has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League with heavyweights such as Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea interested in his services. Ibrahimovic set the rumour mill rolling by claiming that Premier League clubs have expressed interest in his services. Speaking ahead of Sweden’s friendly with…

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Mega offers for Mesut Ozil and Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

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. According to Spanish news outlet AS, Barcelona remain keen to sign Mesut Ozil and are willing to offer Arsenal Arda Turan, Munir and Sandro in a bid to get around the anti-Barça clause in his contract that states Real Madrid have the right to first refusal. The German has been on fire this season, providing a Premier League leading 18 assists so far, while also…

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Liverpool brace themselves for a huge offer for their star player

Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge’s future might lie elsewhere from the club if the latest reports are to be believed. The Sun claims that Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain have identified Sturridge as a summer transfer target, and they are ready to launch a massive bid for him. The Paris club are set to lose their forwards Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edison Cavani in summer and are actively searching for able replacements. According to the report, PSG are ready to spend as much as £50 million to secure the signing of the…

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Manchester United reportedly agree deal in principle with star striker

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Manchester United are in search of a new star striker, and have been linked to the likes of Edinson Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gonzalo Higuain. According to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli on Tribal Football, possible Red Devils’ future boss Jose Mourinho held a meeting with Higuain’s brother and agent Nicolas. They reportedly struck an agreement in principle on a five-year deal worth £7.9 million per season for the Argentine and current Napoli striker, with Giulianelli claiming United is preparing an £85 million offer. Higuain has scored 27 goals in 29 Serie A appearances…

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Manchester United to use Anthony Martial in huge swap deal?

Manchester United are in need of a huge overhaul if they plan on competing for the Premier League title next season. There have been many rumours about potential transfer targets, with the Red Devils also reportedly looking to replace coach Louis van Gaal after the current season ends. United have been linked on several occasions to PSG star Edinson Cavani and, according to reports in Italy and as reported by Goal, the Old Trafford club are considering using Anthony Martial to lure the Uruguayan to England. The 20-year-old French striker joined…

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Manchester United fighting to sign young French striker and PSG stars

Manchester United are currently ranked just seventh in the Premier League. The Red Devils are struggling to reach Europe next season, as West Ham has jumpe over them and forced a return in their FA Cup quarter-final encounter. Therefore, the Old Trafford club have been very active at the transfer market, as well as in their search of a new coach, with the likes of Jose Mourinho, Laurent Blanc, and Ryan Giggs being mentioned to succeed Louis van Gaal. However, United also have to upgrade their squad. According to ESPN…

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Arsenal legend claims star striker wants to come to the club

What a signing this could be for Arsenal! Earlier this week, we reported that Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic prefers a move to the London club in the summer. Now that story has a seal of approval from Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. The Sky Sports pundit has claimed that the Swedish striker wants to come to Emirates Stadium. Henry also suggested that the Gunners should sign Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante in the summer transfer window. “I hear that Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to come,” he told Soccer AM, via Metro. “I…

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PSG star reportedly prefers a move to Arsenal

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Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to move to Premier League in the summer. The 34-year-old’s contract with the Ligue 1 club expires during the summer and he has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea. However, things are not as straightforward as the Telegraph claims that Swedish international’s future is linked with those of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. According to the report, the Paris club will only allow Ibrahimovic to leave if they manage to sign a world-class replacement in the summer. Real…

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Championship and League One team ranked among European giants in form table

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If you check the international form table at Transfermarkt, you expect to see European giants like Juventus, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and PSG. But Championship team Burnley FC and League One team Barnsley FC? No, those two clubs have been surprisingly strong during their last 15 league matches and are therefore ranked among the big clubs in the form table. The Clarets are sitting in fifth place, gaining a total of 36 points from their last 15 league matches. That’s as many as Ligue 1 champions and current leaders…

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Michael Owen was once again at his best during Chelsea’s game against PSG [Tweets]

Michael Owen hasn’t won any fans since the day he decided to try out his hand in football punditry. The former Liverpool star has had some embarrassing moments in his role as a football commentator, and he has become a joke of sorts among the football fans. He was given the responsibility of commentating during BT Sport’s coverage of the Champions League match between Chelsea and PSG, and once again lived up to his reputation. A number of viewers reacted in a predictable manner: by venting their frustration on Twitter. Michael…

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United eyeing Juventus and PSG stars, City leading race for German playmaker and Arsenal talent

Despite having let the midfielder go on a free transfer in 2012, Manchester United are lining up a bid to sign Paul Pogba during the summer. Juventus are said to value the 22-year-old midfielder at around £62 million, while the Red Devils are facing competition from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, and Real Madrid, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport and as reported by Metro. Meanwhile, according to Turin news outlet Tuttosport Juventus continue to monitor Mario Gotze’s situation at Bayern Munich, as the Germany international was linked with a move…

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PSG call Diego Costa ‘fraud’, Chelsea hit back

Things are heating up as Chelsea prepare to face Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the last-16 tie of the Champions League on Wednesday. The Ligue 1 champions will travel to Stamford Bridge with a 2-1 lead in hand from the first leg. The mind games are already in process between the two sides ahead of the crucial tie. The Paris club’s Twitter account posted a vine calling Chelsea striker Diego Costa “a fraud.” The vine featured a number of superheroes along with Costa with the caption “Spot the Fraud.”…

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Chelsea vs Paris St. Germain – Match preview and team news

Chelsea have the task of overturning a 2-1 first leg deficit if they are to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with Paris St. Germain intent on ending their hopes for the second season in succession. It was a closer game than many expected when the sides met in the French capital in mid-February as Chelsea for the most part defended well and managed to grab the all-important away goal through the unlikely source that was John Obi Mikel. Their undoing on the night proved to be a deflected…

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Manchester clubs and PSG ready to offer huge fee for Barcelona star

Manchester United, Manchester City and PSG are competing for the signing of Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, according to latest reports. Catalan sports daily Sport claims that all three clubs have made offers for the player and are ready to pay more than €100 million for his services. The report claims that the 27-year-old’s future at Nou Camp is far from certain as he is currently involved in contract negotiations with the club. Busquests is reportedly not happy with his current situation at Barcelona and feels that the club is not living…

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Arsenal line up summer move for suspended PSG star

Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier looks set to be on his way out of the club following his insulting comments towards manager Laurent Blanc and his club team-mates on a live question-and-answer session on Periscope. The 23-year old has been suspended by the club for the comments he made prior to the Champions League clash with Chelsea. He is still waiting to hear if he will face any further punishment, but it looks certain that he will be sold during the summer transfer window. French Publication L’Equipe (via Daily Express) reports that…

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Manchester United have been given green light to sign their transfer target

Manchester United have maintained a long-term interest in Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, and they are expected to reignite their interest in the summer transfer window. Daily Star, in an exclusive report, has claimed that the Ligue 1 club have agreed to sell their star player, but they have slapped a price tag of £40 million on the 29-year old. However, the report also claims that United are not likely to pay the demanded price for their target, who is in the latter stages of his career. The Red Devils…

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