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Lille sign Turkish striker Yilmaz to replace Osimhen

Lille have signed Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz from Besiktas on a free transfer, one day after selling Victor Osimhen to Napoli, the Ligue 1 club announced on Saturday.
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Winning FA Cup can save Arsenal’s season – Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette urged Arsenal to “save” their season by winning the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday. Arsenal have endured a difficult campaign, including finishing eighth in the Premier League and bowing out in the last 32 of the Europa League. But Lacazette believes they can rescue their season at Wembley, where Arsenal areRead More
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Tuchel hails PSG domination, as club completes domestic cup sweep

Thomas Tuchel was proud of Paris Saint-Germain after completing a domestic sweep by beating Lyon in the Coupe de la Ligue final. PSG edged Lyon 6-5 on penalties after a 0-0 draw at the Stade de France on Friday, winning their fourth domestic trophy of 2019-20. Tuchel, whose side are also in the Champions LeagueRead More
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Napoli owner reveals financial details of Osimhen signing

Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed the signing of Nigerian superstar Victor Osimhen from Lille, for €70 million Euros, with the deal potentially rising to €100m Euros when bonuses and wages are factored in. The details of the mega transfer were revealed by Mr Laurentiis when he spoke to Sky Sport Italia. His words transcribedRead More
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FA Cup win would be ‘small step’ in Lampard’s plan for Chelsea

Frank Lampard believes Chelsea should be aiming to fight for league titles every year, but winning the FA Cup on Saturday could be a building block towards a title challenge next season. In his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, Lampard has guided Chelsea back into the Champions League next season despite the lossRead More
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Spot-on Nani fires Orlando into MLS restart semis

Former Manchester United star Nani scored the winning spot-kick as Orlando upset Los Angeles FC in a penalty shoot-out to reach the semi-finals of the Major League Soccer restart tournament on Friday. Portuguese international Nani, who had seen a penalty saved in normal time before the game finished in a 1-1 draw, made no mistakeRead More
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Not a single offer received for Leverkusen’s Harvetz – Rolfes

Bayer Leverkusen have not received any offers for Kai Havertz despite persistent speculation linking him with Chelsea, sporting director Simon Rolfes has revealed. Havertz, 21, has been a revelation in the Bundesliga ever since making his breakthrough as a 17-year-old in the 2016-17 campaign. The midfielder, who has been played in an increasingly attacking roleRead More
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Arteta optimistic FA Cup final won’t be Aubameyang’s final game for Arsenal

Mikel Arteta does not believe the FA Cup final will prove to be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s last game as an Arsenal player. The Arsenal captain, who has one year left on his contract, hopes to help his side to a Wembley victory over rivals Chelsea on Saturday and secure his first piece of silverware since movingRead More
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Nicklas Sule injury comeback delights Bayern’s Flick

Hansi Flick was delighted to see Niklas Sule make a long-awaited comeback from injury as Bayern Munich tuned up for the Champions League by beating Marseille in Friday’s friendly. Germany defender Sule has not played since October after rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament, although he was among the substitutes for the DFB-Pokal final triumph overRead More
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Former Middlesbrough boss appointed as Birmingham manager

Aitor Karanka has been appointed as the new head coach of Championship side Birmingham City. The Spaniard, who has signed a three-year deal, replaces compatriot Pep Clotet, who was dismissed with four games of the Championship remaining. Karanka led Middlesbrough out of the second tier in the 2015-16 campaign and spent a year as NottinghamRead More
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3 Arsenal players that must perform against Chelsea

…By OBIWELUOZO MARTINS As Arsenal takes on Chelsea in the FA Cup final they know that they need to win the title to be able to pick a spot in the Europa League next season. Their quest to make amends with the FA Cup title this season would be highly contested by Frank Lampard’s Chelsea …
3 Arsenal players that must perform against Chelsea

Arsenal vs Chelsea: Owen predicts winner of FA Cup final clash

Former Real Madrid and Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Chelsea to beat Arsenal 2-1 in today’s FA Cup final fixture at Wembley Stadium. Owen believes Chelsea have the edge over Arsenal because Frank Lampard’s side have a better squad than the Gunners this season. Chelsea defeated Manchester Unite 3-1 in the FA Cup semi-final …
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Owen predicts winner of FA Cup final clash

Arsenal vs Chelsea: All you need to know about Saturday’s FA Cup final

The longest ever English season ends this Saturday with the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea. Both London rivals will go head to head for the last domestic title left to play for. The Gunners progressed thanks to a stunning 2-0 win over holders Manchester City in the semi-finals, while the Blues defeated Manchester …
Arsenal vs Chelsea: All you need to know about Saturday’s FA Cup final

FA Cup final: How Aubameyang failed to force move from Arsenal to Chelsea

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, tried to force through a transfer to Chelsea in January, the Daily Mail reports. However, the move collapsed because of his high wage demands. Aubameyang will lead the Gunners out against Chelsea on Saturday in the FA Cup final. But it has now emerged he was keen to swap red and …
FA Cup final: How Aubameyang failed to force move from Arsenal to Chelsea

Arsenal vs Chelsea: Ozil given permission to fly to Turkey ahead of FA Cup final

Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil, has been given permission by the club to fly to Turkey, according to Goal. The German has been allowed to travel, as he is not going to be involved in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley. Also, only 10 non-playing personnel would be allowed as well as the match …
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Ozil given permission to fly to Turkey ahead of FA Cup final

Barcelona demand Guendouzi, £9m from Arsenal for Coutinho

Barcelona’s desperate attempts to offload Philippe Coutinho, could see Arsenal paying just £9m upfront for the Brazilian midfielder, the UK Independent reports. The LaLiga giants remain keen on Matteo Guendouzi and the out-of-favour youngster could move to the Camp Nou in a deal that takes Coutinho to the Emirates. Such swap would see the Gunners …
Barcelona demand Guendouzi, £9m from Arsenal for Coutinho

Arsenal vs Chelsea: I don’t need a phone call from Abramovich – Lampard

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said he does not need to speak with owner Roman Abramovich, before Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal. Lampard won the trophy four times as a player, scoring the winner in the 2009 final. And the Blues boss believes the cup still carries its old magic from when he grew …
Arsenal vs Chelsea: I don’t need a phone call from Abramovich – Lampard

Arsenal vs Chelsea: Berbatov predicts FA Cup final

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has said there will be nothing separating Arsenal and Chelsea in this season’s FA Cup final. The London rivals are set to meet this Saturday at Wembley Stadium. At the end of the match, either Mikel Arteta or Frank Lampard will clinch their first trophy as a manager. Chelsea …
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Berbatov predicts FA Cup final

EPL: Guardiola reveals toughest team he has ever played against

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has admitted that Liverpool’s team over the past two seasons, has been the toughest opponent he has ever played against. Liverpool snatched the Premier League title from City this season, finishing 18 points clear at the top. Last season, the Reds also won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and …
EPL: Guardiola reveals toughest team he has ever played against

Transfer: What Victor Osimhen said after joining Napoli from Lille

Napoli’s new signing, Victor Osimhen, has said that he cannot wait to wear the club’s iconic jersey after completing his transfer move to the Serie A side on Saturday. DAILY POST had earlier reported that Osimhen joined Napoli from French Ligue 1 club, Lille on Saturday. The Nigerian striker signed for Napoli for a reported …
Transfer: What Victor Osimhen said after joining Napoli from Lille

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