Manchester United looking for a wide player on transfer deadline day

Manchester United have been linked with a couple of wide players in the last hours of the transfer window. In the first report, Daily Star claims that United manager Jose Mourinho has registered a late interest in Paris Saint-Germain winger Julian Draxler. The report claims that Mourinho is desperate to add a winger to his squad, and the German could be a last-minute arrival at Old Trafford. Draxler has become a surplus to requirements at PSG following the arrival of Neymar from Barcelona. He has also been linked with the…

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Summer Transfer Betting Tips

With the summer transfer window upon us, there has been much talk about one of the most anticipated seasons in football. While the actual football season is thrilling and heart stopping in itself, the summer transfer period is just as exciting with many fans and punters speculating who will join or leave their favourite clubs. In addition to this, there’s a wide range of football betting sites offering the latest odds. One of the most exciting discoveries is how many big-name players will join other clubs and how much money…

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Arsenal’s two big summer targets revealed

Arsenal had quite a busy summer transfer window this year. The Gunners were linked with a host of players during summer and ended up spending around £90m on their acquisitions. However, following the comments from two of their summer targets, it’s quite clear that the North London club failed to secure all of their primary targets during summer. The Gunners were strongly linked with a move for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez in the transfer window, but a move failed to materialise. The Algeria international has now confirmed that Arsenal…

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Arsenal’s interest in Riyad Mahrez confirmed?

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez recently. The Gunners manager Arsene Wenger further fuelled the speculation yesterday when he turned up to watch Leicester City’s friendly against Paris Saint-Germain. beIN Sports managed to catch hold of the Frenchman for a brief interview and the inevitable question about Arsenal’s interest in Mahrez did crop up. As usual, Wenger refused to comment on the transfer activities of his club, but he couldn’t contain his trademark cheeky smile when asked if the Gunners have bid for Mahrez.…

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Arsenal primed to miss out on yet another two transfer targets

Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has been approached by Napoli, according to the reports in Italy. Sky Italia claims that the Naples club have identified the Argentinean striker to replace his compatriot Gonzalo Higuain, who is Juventus-bound. The report adds that Napoli’s chairman, Aurelio De Laurentiis, is meeting representatives from Inter in Verona to discuss the possible signing of the 23-year-old. The Naples club have reportedly put forward an offer of around £34 million for the Inter striker. However, the Nerazzurri value their player at £46 million. Nevertheless, Napoli will have…

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Manchester City keen on Premier League winner

Riyad Mahrez’s future at Leicester City has been a subject of speculation this last week. The Guardian reported that the Algerian international has refused to sign a contract extension with the Foxes and wants to leave the club this summer. The talented winger has been linked with a lot of major clubs since his following his exploits for the Foxes season. France Football are now reporting that Pep Guardiola-led Manchester City have identified Mahrez as one of their possible summer recruits. The report went on to claim that City are likely to…

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Leicester City suffer double blow

Leicester City have been dealt a major double blow in the transfer window. According to the latest reports, the Foxes could begin the defence of their titles without midfielder N’Golo Kante and winger Riyad Mahrez. Both players played major roles in the Foxes’ unprecedented title success last season, but on Saturday both Leicester and Chelsea broke the news that Kante will be making the transfer from the King Power Stadium to Stamford Bridge. It’s official! Welcome to Chelsea, N’Golo Kante! https://t.co/BRg1Njs5PB #WelcomeKante pic.twitter.com/1gqqQvFPiK — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 16 juli 2016 The Blues have…

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Leicester City to sign “new N’Golo Kante”, offer new big contract to star player

Various French media outlets are reporting that Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy is close to signing a contract at Premier League champions Leicester City. According to Calciomercato, the 23-year-old player is expected to complete a £9.5 million transfer in order to become the replacement of N’Golo Kante, who has been linked with moves to pretty much every big Premier League club as well as Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain. The 23-year-old started every Ligue 1 match for Nice last season and was key in helping the club finish fourth in the table, securing a place…

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Premier League Season Review – Leicester City

Leicester City: 1st (champions) FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Round Four Leicester City are without doubt the architects of the greatest triumph in recent sporting history; a case of David overcoming a whole army of Goliaths; a team largely made up of bargain buys and players who failed to make the grade at some of those supposedly elite clubs winning the Premier League title at the end of a season which they began among the favourites for relegation. The word ‘fairytale’ is used much too often in football,…

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Top five hat-tricks of the Premier League season

This season, Premier League fans have seen many remarkable performances from attacking players. Strikers like Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Sergio Aguero, Romelu Lukaku and Jermaine Defore have scored some valuable goals for their respective teams, while midfielders like Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane have also shared goalscoring burdens for their teams. Here we take a look at the top five hat-tricks from this season. 5) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) vs. Leicester City [5-2, King Power Stadium] The Chilean star scored an impressive hat-trick to lead his team to a convincing 5-2…

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Arsenal plan swoop for Leicester City duo in major summer overhaul

Arsenal are set for a major overhaul in the summer transfer window. Following a disappointing finish to the season, Arsene Wenger has already set the wheels in motion for the upcoming transfer window. According to a report in The Sun, the Gunners have set their eyes on Leicester City duo N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez. Recent reports have linked the North London club with a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, but the Sun claims that the Gunners will only move for Xhaka if they fail to sign Kante.…

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Twitter celebrates Riyad Mahrez winning the PFA Player of the Year award

On Sunday, Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez was crowned the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year. The Algerian joined the Foxes during the 2014 January transfer window and has been the team’s most important player during their tremendous Premier League run. Twitter celebrated Mahrez’ win with much praise: 24th April 2015: Riyad Mahrez an unused sub vs Burnley. 24th April 2016: Riyad Mahrez wins PFA Player of the Year. pic.twitter.com/wZ1z2JEFty — BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) 25 april 2016 Congratulations to @LCFC’s Riyad Mahrez on being voted @PFA Player of the Year…

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Arsenal contemplating moves for Inter and Leicester stars

Arsenal are considering a £16 million bid for Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, according to reports. The Gunners have maintained an interest in the Croatian international for quite some time and now according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, the Gunners are ready to make a move in the summer. Brozovic is currently on a loan spell with Inter from Dinamo Zagreb, but the Serie A club could sign him permanently in the summer by paying around £4 million in addition to £2.3 mllion loan fee. If Inter manages to…

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PFA announces nominees for Premier League’s Player of the Year award

As the Premier League season has entered it’s final stage, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has announced the nominees for the Player of the Year award. Like always, there are six nominees. The first one is Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian joined the Foxes in the winter of 2014 from French side Le Havre and has rocketed his club to Premier League gold with 16 goals and 11 assists, making him the favourite to win the award. Riyad Mahrez has been directly involved in 27 Premier League goals, more than any other…

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Chelsea hand trial to “non-League Riyad Mahrez”, talented defender refuses early loan return

Leicester City are steamrolling towards a shock Premier League title win, with Riyad Mahrez’s Player of ther Year performances leading the Foxes from the start of the season. The Algerian joined the Foxes for just £375k during the winter transfer period in 2014. Now, The Daily Mail has revealed that Chelsea are looking to copy Leicester’s winning strategy by handing a trial to Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, a player who has earned the nickname of the ‘non-League Riyad Mahrez.’ The 20-year-old joined Lewes FC from Farnborough in the summer of 2015 and has…

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Top five players with most Man of the Match awards this Premier League season

We have seen some superb individual performances this season. But who leads the chart with the most number of Man of the Match performances? We take a look at top five Premier League players with most MOTM awards this season. This list has been compiled based on the data from WhoScored. 5. Dimitri Payet (West Ham United), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Nicolas Otamendi (Man City), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Robbie Brady (Norwich City); Huerelho Gomes (Watford) – 4 Six players share the fifth spot with four MOTM appearances each. Payet has been a revelation…

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Surprise name leads top 10 Premier League dribblers

Football fans love players who score goals, but don’t we all also adore to watch guys that show off their creative skills, providing us with the best dribbles? Off course! Therefore, let’s take a look at the Premier League players who have registered the most successful dribbles per game this season (only counting players who have appeared in at least 10 league matches), using WhoScored. 10. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)  He might not be the player he was last season for the Blues, but Hazard has not lost his dribbling touch.…

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This stat proves Riyad Mahrez is Premier League’s Most Valuable Player

Leicester City are still on track to claim the Premier League style in shocking fashion. The Foxes are leading the table after 29 matches, being five points clear of Tottenham. There’s only one team that didn’t win the English top flight crown in that situation: Arsenal during the 2002/2003 season, meaning Leicester have a pretty good shot. Jamie Vardy has hit the net 19 times for the Foxes, but the overall feeling is that Riyad Mahrez is their most valuable player. The Algerian has scored four goals less than his…

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Riyad Mahrez had no idea Leicester City were a football club [Video]

Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez wasn’t always aware that the Foxes had a football team, revealing in the April issue of FourFourTwo that he thought they were a rugby club. The Algeria international has been one of the Premier League’s best players this season, scoring 14 league goals for the unlikely table leaders, while also providing 11 assists. Mahrez made the switch from French side Le Havre to the King Power Stadium during the 2014 winter transfer market, with the Foxes still in the Championship. He scored three goals as the…

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Claudio Ranieri has no problem benching Leicester star amid transfer speculation

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Claudio Ranieri will have no problem benching Riyad Mahrez if the Leicester City star begins to get carried away by transfer speculation, according to The Daily Mail. The Foxes are enjoying an historical season, leading the Premier League after 26 matches, gaining 53 points and scoring 48 goals in the process. While Jamie Vardy has been Leicester’s topscorer with 19 goals, Mahrez has been the team’s best playmaker and catalyst, scoring 14 goals but also providing 10 assists so far. Not surprisingly, the 25-year-old has courted interest from several European top clubs,…

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Top 10 market value increases in the Premier League after January window

The winter transfer window has been over for some time now. Not many big names changed teams during January, but considering the Premier League has crossed beyond the halfway point of the season, players’ market values have been given a serious update. Not many football websites keep up with it like Transfermarkt does, so we’re using their adjustments to look at the 10 biggest market value increases in the Premier League. Arsenal’s playmaker Mesut Ozil leads the way with an upgrade of £7.50 million, going from £30 million to now being valued…

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Five key moments in Leicester City’s amazing story

Leicester City is dreaming about a first Premier League title. The Foxes’ success has been build on an amazing story and no one would have believed they would lead the likes of Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool at this point in the season. Therefore, we recount five key moments in Leicester’s amazing story, going from England’s third-tier to title contenders in a span of seven years. 1. Getting Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez Leicester won The Championship in 2014, promoting to the Premier League for the first time…

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This stat proves some Premier League star goal scorers are not ‘complete strikers’

If a football player wants to be called a star striker, he has to be able to score at any time, anywhere and against any opposition. One way to test this is how many goals a forward has scored at home and away. Some Premier League top scorers can be branded as ‘complete strikers’, as they balance their goals, while others only work their magic primarily in one place. It’s striking the three leading top scorers in the Premier League are all balanced once. Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has scored 16 goals in total,…

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Liverpool vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

Now on a run of four games without a win in all competitions, Liverpool will be determined to overcome Leicester City and consign the leaders to their first away defeat in the Premier League this season. Manager Jurgen Klopp was far from happy after his Reds side were swept aside 3-0 by in-form Watford on Sunday, where they went behind to a disputed early goal and from then on were second best in both boxes despite enjoying the majority of the possession. Despite the dubious nature of the opener, stand-in…

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