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History-maker Ibrahimovic: I’m like Benjamin Button!

Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed to be “like Benjamin Button” after making history with two goals at Sampdoria as the veteran shows no signs of slowing down. Ibrahimovic returned to Milan in January and has been as influential as ever in their climb up the table. In a 4-1 win at Samp, the former Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and ManchesterRead More
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Xhaka grateful to Arteta for second chance at Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka revealed he was “very, very close” to leaving the club in January and has thanked head coach Mikel Arteta for giving him a second chance. Xhaka looked set for the exit after he was stripped of the captaincy in November for reacting angrily to supporters who jeered him when he was substitutedRead More
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Man City snap up highy-rated Ferran Torres from Valencia

Manchester City have agreed an initial fee with Valencia for highly rated 20-year-old winger Ferran Torres. Stats Perform News understands the Spain Under-21 international will cost City £21.2million (€23m), plus further add-ons. Talks between the clubs are on-going, with an agreement on the wider terms of the deal thought to be close. Ferran is considered one of Spain’sRead More
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Pulisic declares himself fit for FA Cup final clash against Arsenal

Christian Pulisic believes he is in perfect condition ahead of the FA Cup final, adamant he never had a “real issue” despite Frank Lampard using him sparingly due to fitness concerns. United States international Pulisic missed Chelsea’s 3-1 win at Manchester United in the semi-final 11 days ago due to what Lampard described as aRead More
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E2%80%95-tuchel/ Mbappe needs a ‘miracle’ to be fit for Atalanta tie ― Tuchel

Kylian Mbappe requires “a miracle” to have a chance of playing in Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta, according to boss Thomas Tuchel. The France international sprained his ankle in last week’s Coupe de France final victory over Saint-Etienne and scans on Monday revealed he will miss around three weeks. PSG face Atalanta inRead More
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E2%80%95-staveley/ Premier League clubs responsible for breakdown of Newcaste takeover ― Staveley

Amanda Staveley, the businesswoman at the centre of a Saudi-backed bid to buy Newcastle United, has claimed opposition from other Premier League clubs caused the deal to break down. On Thursday, a consortium led by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF) pulled out of a bid to buy the Premier League club. A proposedRead More
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E2%80%95-bennacer/ Ibrahimovic ‘will kill you’ if do not give your all ― Bennacer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a perfectionist who “will kill” his team-mates if they do not give 100 per cent, according to Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer. The 38-year-old forward, who rejoined Milan in January, showed once again what he is capable of on Wednesday with two goals and an assist in the 4-1 win over Sampdoria. ThatRead More
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Saudi-led consortium pulls plug on Newcastle United takeover bid

A consortium led by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund has pulled out of a bid to buy Newcastle United. A proposed £300m purchase of the Premier League club, backed by the PIF, whose chairman is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has been withdrawn largely due to the protracted nature of negotiations. A statement initiallyRead More
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E2%80%95-grant/ Abramovich would have sent me to Siberia if I finished fourth ― Grant

Avram Grant joked he would have been “sent to Siberia” by Roman Abramovich had he led Chelsea to a fourth-place finish, but the former Blues boss is thrilled for Frank Lampard. Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Wolves on the final day of the season ensured Lampard’s side will be playing in the Champions League next term.Read More
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Leverkusen have received ‘no offers’ for Havertz

Bayer Leverkusen have yet to receive a transfer offer for their rising star Kai Havertz, the club’s sporting director Simon Rolfes said on Thursday.
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Napoli star, Metens makes promise to Victor Osimhen

Napoli star, Dries Mertens, has promised to help Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen to settle at the club next season once he officially joins the Serie A club this summer. Mertens said this ahead of Napoli’s Serie A clash against Lazio on Saturday night. DAILY POST recalls that Napoli are favourite to sign Osimhen from Lille …
Napoli star, Metens makes promise to Victor Osimhen

Arsenal vs Chelsea: Fabregas picks winner of FA Cup final

Cesc Fabregas has admitted he would rather see Arsenal win the FA Cup instead of Chelsea. Fabregas played for both Premier League teams and won the FA Cup with Arsenal in 2005 and the same trophy with Chelsea in 2018. The Blues defeated the Gunners in the 2019 Europa League final. Arsenal last won a …
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Fabregas picks winner of FA Cup final

Arsenal vs Chelsea: Mikel Arteta told to get rid of three players immediately

Former Arsenal star, Charlie Nicholas, has urged manager, Mikel Arteta, to get rid of three Gunners players this summer transfer window. The players are Mesut Ozil, Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi. Nicholas said this ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup final clash against Chelsea on Saturday at Wembley Stadium. Speaking on Sky Sports, Nicholas said: “Some players …
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Mikel Arteta told to get rid of three players immediately

Championship play-off final: Fulham to face Brentford for EPL spot

Fulham suffered a 2-1 defeat at home against Cardiff City on Thursday, but advanced to next week’s Championship play-off final. Curtis Nelson headed the visitors in front, before Neeskens Kebano made it 1-1 on the night. Substitute Lee Tomlin then put Cardiff back in front two minutes after the break, to set up a tense …
Championship play-off final: Fulham to face Brentford for EPL spot

Champions League: Napoli president calls for Barcelona game to be moved

Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has raised concerns about his club travelling to face Barcelona in the Champions League, amid a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Spain. The match is scheduled for August 8 at the Camp Nou. The first leg of the last-16 tie ended 1-1 in Naples in February. The winner will …
Champions League: Napoli president calls for Barcelona game to be moved

Chelsea submit offer for Barcelona goalkeeper, Ter Stegen

Chelsea have tabled an offer for Barcelona goalkeeper, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, according to Cadena Ser. Blues boss, Frank Lampard, is looking to address his goalkeeping issues this summer. Chelsea are believed to be ready to cut their losses with Kepa Arrizabalaga, despite making him the most expensive goalkeeper in football history in August 2018. The …
Chelsea submit offer for Barcelona goalkeeper, Ter Stegen

Transfer: Barcelona offer Chelsea’s Willian three-year deal

Barcelona have made a formal contract offer for Chelsea winger, Willian, according to Sky Sports. The La Liga giants are understood to have fulfilled Willian’ request for a three-year deal. Willian’s contract with Chelsea is due to expire this summer. The 31-year-old has been holding out for a 3-year deal from Chelsea, but Frank Lampard’s …
Transfer: Barcelona offer Chelsea’s Willian three-year deal

EPL: Why Lampard decided not to bring Man City-bound Nathan Ake back to Chelsea

Chelsea have decided not to activate a buyback clause in order to sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouth, because manager Frank Lampard does not view the Dutch defender as an upgrade on the club’s centre-backs, according to The Athletic. Ake is set to sign for Manchester City after a £41million bid was accepted on Thursday. …
EPL: Why Lampard decided not to bring Man City-bound Nathan Ake back to Chelsea

Transfer: AS Roma sign Nigerian defender from Real Madrid

AS Roma on Thursday signed Nigerian defender, Osinachi Ohale, from Real Madrid. Ohale, 28, has featured for the Super Falcons at three FIFA World Cups. She is now the third signing for Roma as they prepare for the 2020-2021 season. Roma had already signed Italian goalkeeper, Rachele Baldi and Spanish forward, Paloma Lazaro. “Welcome to …
Transfer: AS Roma sign Nigerian defender from Real Madrid

EPL: Ozil’s agent provides latest update on Arsenal midfielder’s future

Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil’s agent, Erkut Sogut, has provided the latest update on his client’s future at Emirates. Sogut insisted that there is a “90 per cent” chance Ozil will leave Arsenal when his contract expires in 2021, adding that he may join a club in the USA or Turkey. Ozil, who is Arsenal’s top …
EPL: Ozil’s agent provides latest update on Arsenal midfielder’s future

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