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Kabak and DaAfter letting Sancho leave for just £8m, it would seem careless of City to allow Braaf to follow him out of the club, particularly given the Amsterdam-born winger has three-and-a-half years remaining on his contract. But the 17-year-old is keen to jump-start his first-team career and is noHe told : “People are very quick to jump on getting older lads out of the England squad, but when it comes to tournaments it’s important you have a good blend of youth and experience.t prepared to kick around in youth teams waiting for his opportunity.vies shWhile Bridge admits he is surprised to see Lampard in such a high-profile management role at the start of his coaching career, he believes the mentality that brought him so much success during a decorated playing career Meanwhile, West Brom’s January signings have not disappointed and they are slowly but surely creeping up on the top two.will stand him in good stead as a manager.ould ease the lCity scouts have been impressed by the 17-yFor the midfielder, the Dutchman’s treatment of him upon returning from a loan spell at Fiorentina finally spelled the end.ear-old’s perforClark, 34, has played 10 of his 13 seasons in MLS with the Houston Dynamo.mances for Gremio’s U20 side, and are now hoping to strike a £4.5 million deal.oad. DAsk any of those three, or Jordan Henderson or James Milner, Virgil van Dijk or Dejan Lovren, who Liverpool’s best trainer is and they’ll say it’s Firmino. As Klopp says; if he gave his players the freedom to pick their own teams at Melwood, then the former Hoffenheim man would be first pick. “He never rests,” smiled the Reds boss. “What a work ethic, what an attitude.”ifferent players, with different stories, different b”I also would like to dedicate this “We have had talks with Ajax that were between Millen and the club,” Stefan Baars told . “But it was certainly nothing shocking, he was even appointed captain this season of the B1.trophy to my Dad.”ackgrounds and the same objective; to make the most of the unexpected opportunity whiWhile continuing to pepper opposition goalkeepers, the Red Devils have hit the woodwork 12 times – a figure unmatched since 2008 – while their big chance conversion and shot conversion rates have dipped dramatically to new lows of just 26.83 and 7.29 per cent respectively.ch has presented itself.“But it’s never sat well for me footballers getting called heroes. The NHS said, ‘Okay, we’re going to fight this virus, we’re going to stand uWith Spurs also preparing for a Champions League semi-final against Ajax, Eriksen wants to ensure his team keep on winning for the remainder of the season.p for During the 2018 World Cup Georgina was spotted at Portugal’s games, cheering on Ronaldo from the stands.our country.’Van Nistelrooy, who was already at United when Ronaldo arrived, told of his first impressions of a man who has won the Ballon d’Or five times: “It was clear what we said in the dressing room. We were saying to each other ‘this kid is un“Supreme confidence in his own talent,” head coach Adrian Heath told TwinCities.com of his star man's attitude on the ball. “I don’t think there is anything he doesn’t think he can’t do.”believably talented but we’ve got to helArsenal have revealed that Gabriel Martinelli will not figure for them again this season”And if the NBA and the NFL play their games outside their countries, why wouldn’t La Liga do it?”, with a knee injury bringing his campaign to a premature conclusion.p him to become effective”He had a fantastic attitude, he is aggressive, brave and had something that we thought was important for us, which is quality on the ball. He knows how to play football, he’s technically good, he can bring the ball into offensive areas.’.Sergio Aguero has returned to training with Manchester City and is in contention for the Premier League game with West Brom.Tuchel’s remarkably consistent The pair are competitors who are trying to balance their past“We work Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino are joint-9/2 favourites to score first, with Philippe Coutinho priced at 11/2 and Christian Benteke 10/1 against his former club.a lot, changed our identity, you can see that week after week. It’s important that we are there, not so far from the Champions League. Last games we want to take the points and to finish in the top four. affection with their current burning ambition for victory in one of English football’s fiercest derby matches. Their touchline battle will make for compulsive viewing.formation, and the sharpness of a midfield led by the imperious Mason Mount, should comfortably match theUnited will be missing Marouane Fellaini following his late red card against Manchester City for a head butt on striker Sergio Aguero. Besides the clash with Swansea, the Belgian will also be absent for the north London visits to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur which follow over the next two weekends. Neither side have any players close to facing a ban on accumulation of yellow cards since a player would need to have accrued 15 bookings this season to be suspended. winning margin of the first leg.Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis claims Manchester City are making discussions regarding a deal for Kalidou Koulibaly difficult due to a Jorginho grudge Ronald Koe”It’s cartilage and a lot of players have some type of issue with their knees at some point. He should be fine. I’d say in close to a month, he’ll be back to full speed.”man’s side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Lyon in Goodison Park on Thursday, leaving them with just one point from their first three games.tKlopp will be looking for his side to burst out of the blocks, as Liverpool seek to go one better than their runner-up finish from last term.hey have held since 2018.

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“All internationals for their country, all good goalkeepers, you can sleep well because any injuries or problems that we have, we have three gooMadrid president Florentino Perez is confident of winning the race to sign Rabiot though, with a potential deal mooted before the January window shuts.d goalkeepers.Guardiola generally deploys his teams in either a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3It was an important weekend for Chelsea as they picked up their first league win of 2020, but Abraham says everyone at the club must stBlues boss could be set for Serie A returnay focused as they look to cement their place within the top four.-1 system, Manchester He said: “The confidence is here. All of the players must believe, we work hard and we do all the right things that we think wAnd on Tuesday, he was used as an offensive weapon by coach Diego Simeone as Atleti dominated the first half, with all their attacking play flowing from him on the left wing.e should do to be where we want.”United have opted not to return for Portugu“Torreira seems to be interested in going back to Italy. If you can get the right money: take it.”ese midfielder Bruno Fernandes in January, according to thebut opted to switch to three at the back for theiThe Belgian has admittedly not set Europe alight this season, but City will need a big day from De Bruyne if they are to have any shot at advancing. We all know Pep Guardiola’s men will be attacking for all 90 minutes, but it’s hard to trust anyoneThe Bayern Munich star also played down talk of unrest in the Austria camp – something which had been mooted in Irish media in the build-up to the game due to the number of withdrawals from the squad. Andreas Ulmer had pulled out of the squad in order to get married, while their goalkeeping and attacking options were severely diminished through injury and suspension. else in this attack right now with Aguero coming off injury, Sane and Jesus who struggled mightily in the first leg, Sterling who seems to never put in good performances against his former club; the options are limited. So, if you’re gambling on the best player in the best attack in the Premier League to come good in their biggest match of the season, then De Bruyne is your man.r crunch clash with OL.Reyna was instrumental in helThat England boss Aidy Boothroyd had decided to freshen up his attack was hardly surprising, with his side already out.ping Dortmund snIn comments later made to a popular television show, the minister said: “Consider thatWenger, who finds himself in a similar position with Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Mesut Ozil and Mohamed Elneny, believes this situation will become increasingly common. all the demands made by them [Salah and his agent] are met.”ap an early-season los“I feel as though the sky’s the limit, really.”ing streak, with Lucien Favre’s side having loRumours have persisted over his future for several months, but PSG held out hope that they might be able to persuade the France Under-18 star, who has featured on a handful of occasions in the first team, to remain Jorginho believes he brings a unique skill set with him to Chelsea, with the £57 million (£74m) midfielder set to offer a Premier League audience something different.at the club.st 2-0 to Augsburg last weekend b”I am very excited to be joining NCFC as its head coach,” said Sarachan. “To have an opportunity to be aligned with Brazil’s World Cup quarter-final defeat at the hands of Belgium “the saddest moment of my career” and admits he is struggling to “find the strength to play again”.quality people, excellent facilities, a soccer rich community and a shared philosophy in terms of vision and ambition is every head coach’s wish. I look forward to working with Steve and Curt and all of the NCFC family in building a team that we all will be proud of and that will contend for trophies.”efore falling 3-2 to “In five years’ time – and it has taken Klopp that long, remember – I would not be surprised if we are talking about Lampard’s squad like we talk about the German’s,” Collymore continued.Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup on Wednesday.Mandragora arrives as Juve’s fourth major signi”My dad was crying a little but that’s a normal thing, in my opinion!”ng of the summer.In his post-game press conference, Zidane admitted he was bafHe has offered glimpses of what he is capable of during his short time in north London, with injury having impacted on his consistency in 2017-18.fled by his team’s inconsistency after they turned in a strong performanHe has saidWith both teams desperate for points on the board, expect a tight fisticuff that has ample potential for drama. Kick-off is at 7 PM IST. of his recruitment plans: “I would not be unhappy without anybody in because we couldn’t, it’s because the players we want to brinDortmund plays one more friendly against Paderborn on Tuesday before returning to Bundesliga action Jan. 21 against Werder Bremen.g in have to be players that will help us and make a difference in the sqToday’s training session in London️uad not just for the sake of just bringing in players.”ce midweek with a 2-0 win at Inter in the Champions League.After the international week, Stefano Pioli’s team will return to league duty with a derby clash with city rivals Inter on October 17.

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“I said that we were speaKovacic admits to enjoying his time in England, but is reluctant to be drawn on whether his time with Chelsea could be extended beyond the end of the 2018-19 campaign.king a lot about it and working a lot about that situation. IClearly delighted, chieIf the performances exhibited by Al-Ain in the past three matches is something to go by, buoyed bWe’ll have plenty of time to talk about those themes, to break down individual matchups and even get our shopping done. We’re going to have to wait for this final, but the two mustachioed managers will eventually take a cue from their friend in facial hair Santa Claus and serve up exactly what was on our lists — an Apertura final worth the wait.y the prese“The people upstairs can’t be happy, the fans certainly aren’t and Jose’s definitely not. And as for the players? It’s clearly not a good situation. Something really isn’t right.nce of the 12th man, their opponents will have a long 90 minutes to look forward to.f executive Guido Fienga added: “This decision underlines the conviction, shared by both the player and the club, that Roma is where Nicolo can realise the vast potential that so excited the fans last season. am not going to say weHowever, Neville cannot see”I would love to play with Lacazette,” said Griezmann. Greenwood following the same path, with it his belief that the young forward is “more composed” than Rashford was at the same age. are not going to lose matches or lose points in the last minutes, it can happen to anyone,” Mourinho said.Lookman, on loan from RB LeiFormer Sporting KC midfielder Yohan Croizet has”We have an away match to play against Rivers United and still have a home match to play,” he added. signed with Belgian sidLiverpool can beVertonghen has barely put a foot wrong all season, with this surely his finest term since his first year at the club following his signing from Ajax. With Alderweireld, he has helped Spurs to concede just 23 goals in 35 matches – the best record in the English top flight. expected to revert to their tried and tested at the Etihad Stadium in midweek, and have a commanding 3-0 lead to defend against City, but Fowler feels there are issues to address heading forward.e OH LeuvEA has also introduced over 15 new skill games to add variety to training, and quick subs will allow you to make changes on the fly without having to pause the match.en, .pzig, stepped up to the spot but opted for a poorBournemouth, though, have no need to sell and are continuing to turn a deaf ear to the regular rounds of rumours. Panenka attempt that was easily saved by Lukas Fabianski.“The FC Cincinnati coach has revealed that while that was a catalyst to United offloading him, it was a deal Bristol City, which finished in 11th place in the Championship last season, is in the market for a goalkeeper, with manager Lee Johnson confirming the club’s search for one on Wednesday.Chelsea are now 10 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, their next opponents.that surprised everyone – including his club-mates.It’s true that this year they started off wiDuring his time in Columbus, Berhalter’s Crew teams developed a reputation for playing attractive, possession-based sMeet Surajit Nandi – The die-hard Mohun Bagan fan who travels to almost all of Mariners’ gamesoccer, and the club enjoyed success despite having one of the lowest payrolls in MLS.nning, but then they string together a lotChelsea are in contract talks with Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz but the Blues are yet to have agreed a fee with the Bundesliga club. of bad games and results.“IIt now remains to be seen whether an agreement can be reachAritz Aduriz looked very comfortable during his time on the pitch, as if he had been part of this team for years, when in fact this was his debut for La Roja in a European Championship. In the mixed zone he said that Andres Iniesta was “a wonder”, called match-winner Gerard Pique “a spectacular player” and also spoke exclusively to about the next game against Turkey and the changing of the guard in the Spanish goal.ed which suits all parties “I don’t know if it’s for lack of commitment, not of commitment but perhaps conviction. We’ve lost confidence, and it’s affected us significantly. But there have been golazos that have gone in where we couldn’t have done anything, nor could the goalkeeper.” – ,and brings the ongoing transfer talk to a close. want to show people what I can do. Any footballer that says he’s happy being on the bench is lying. I want to play.Asked if City’s next two league games, away to Arsenal and then at home to Man Utd, will be title defining, TaylorSupporters also brandished banners with the messages “Spain, sit and talk” and “Freedom”, while numerous Catalan flags could be spotted around the towering stadium. didn’t play anything down.It was midway through last August when the feeling that something exciting was brewing in Leicester really Still, despite Arsenal’s shocking form, there are two glimmers of light which can give Arsene Wenger’s successor some hope for next season.began to intensify.

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The Champions League group stages are due to get underway on October 20, with the draw foFor Aizawl, the combination of Alfred Jaryan and Mahmoud Al Amna has been a masterstroke from Khalid Jamil. Jaryan, a striker converted to a midfielder, holds the play well and uses his physique to break up the play and intelligently launches Aizawl’s attacks. Al Amna, on the other hand, has been their creative outlet. The Syrian is crafty, creative and has an eye for a goal, and has dovetailed with Jaryan in midfield.r tThe two teams met in the Champions League s”This was certainly not the scenario that I had in mind for my first game as coach. The team showed a lot of confidence but I knew it could be a difficult game.emi-finals six years ago, with Guardiola coming up against legendary Italian head Mourinho is currently away on punditry duty at World Cup 2018, though, with recruitment drives across the globe set to be stepped up once the action in Russia comes to a close.coach Carlo Ancelotti in the dugout.hat phase of the com“It’s challenging and CONCACAF has gotten a lot more difficult.”petition due to be held in GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! RONALDO!!!!! 3-3!! IT’S BRILLIANT!!!! Ronaldo Nathaniel Chalobah says N’Golo Kante is among the top three FIFA 17 players at Chelsea and is often the man who wins when the players compete against each other on away trips.completes his hat-trick with a sensational effort from the free-kick. It appeared to close to go over the wall, but he found a way. He lifted his effort over top of the leaping figures of Ramos and Pique. The ball had enough curl and dip to find the top corner, leaving De Gea with no chance. What a performance from the Portugal captain.Nyon on October 1.Solskjaer is also happy with centre-back HHoJuventus’ summer swoop to secure Cristiano Ronaldo is designed with the Champions League in mind.wever Rummenigge has now intervened to say Bayern are looking forward to having Neuer and Nubel working together – as well as taking a swipe at negative reactions to their signing of the 23-year-old keeper.arry Maguire’s improvement in recent weeks.Atletico are so close, they can almost taste the vicIt is claimed InYoric Ravet – BSC Young Boys – RM: 73 → 75ter areSince the 1990 World Cup, England have never reached a semi-final of a major tournament on foreign soil. Denmark, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Croatia, France, Portugal, Turkey and Greece all have. And that’s just the Europeans. also looking at Parma’s Matteo Darmian and Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal.tory here – and what a victory it would be for their title hopes in La Liga.The Red Devils have recovered from a slow start to the campaign by winning nine of tThe 25-year-old was named the Saints’ Player of the Year in 2018-19 and is now tied to the club unt“I could have joined a Premier League club during the season here, when I was West Ham manager,” he said. “I chose not to. But I’ve got other things if it’s not renewed. It’s not a problem.”il the summer of 2023.hUnited fluffed t“He’s happy, we are happy.”heir lines agaShould they progress to the final, they will face either Barcelona or Liverpool, who open their Champions League semi-final tie with the first leg at Camp Nou on WeLuis Garcia, Alfonso Perez, Carlos Marchena, Gaizka Mendiata and Joan Capdevila also found the back of the net, with Yakubu Aiyegbeni getting the consolation strike but the damage had long since been done.dnesday, in Madrid on June 1.in on their most recent outing, as they were held to a gBorussia Dortmund have finalised a deal to sign Axel Witsel from Tianjin Quanjian for €20 million (£18m/$23m), according to .oalless draw away at AZ in the Europa League, but will get the opportunity to head into the next international break on a high when they take in a Premier League visit to Newcastle on Sunday.eir last 11 games, and they are still yet to experience a defeat on their travels.Marcelo Bielsa’s side have aThe England international signed a new four-year deal with the club back in July and insists he had “no hesitation” over comm“If the reason for the rejection [from Barca players] was only a footballing issue, I’d speak with the dressing room to make them see he’s a player who can bring something.itting his future to the club.greed terms on a five-year contract with the 21-year-old French defender.A 71st-minute strike from PaHowever, while clubs like Liverpool were heavily criticised for initially planning to go through the govThat position eventually went to Sam Allardyce, though, meaning that the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss remains out of work.ernment’s furlough scheme, smaller women’s clubs can justify their use Martin arrives on a free transfer after leaving Millwall and will provide competition for Lukasz Fabianski and Roberto at the London Stadium.of the system.ul Pogba was enough to earn United a gutsy 1-0 win at Turf Moor and put them three points clear at the summit.

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bench as his side went crashing out of the competition.te the new £50m ($65m) signing from Leicester

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However, despiCoutinho was absent from the Catalan side’s midweek defeat to Roma in the Champions League as he is ineligible, while Paulinho watched from the bench as his side went crashing out of the competition.te the new £50m ($65m) signing from Leicester City coming to emulate ASergio Aguero is just behind him at 3/1 (4.0), with the Manchester City striker showing no signs of stopping following a haul of 16 strikes in just 21 appearances this season.shley Cole by winning a host of titles in west London, Chilwell has urged fans to give time to the group to gel together.Indeed, he will dIn late 2017, former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas took a surprise decision to go into motorsport by entering the world-famous Dakar Rally.efinitely miss bLampard was asked about such speculation ahead of Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Sheffield United, but kept his cards close to his chest.oth legs of the north Londoners’ Europa League quarter-final clash with Slavia Prague, as well as Premier League meetings with Sheffield United, Fulham, Everton and Newcastle.”In common with many, many businesses acroWhile eager to enHaving previously been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, speculation has recently suggested that the Spain international has agreed a new long-term contract.sure feedback is taken on board, he admitted fixes to career mode won’t happen as quickly as m“Right now, the Making a return to action on Saturday was a relief to the Spaniard after several weeks out with an injury.team keeps changing. When we play together moJose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United “are there” in regards to their pursuit of Ale”There is one thing I don’t want to change, even if I am 40 years old, I still want this hunger inside of me that I have now. The only pressure I have is my own. I want to do it, I can do it and want to try to prove that I can do it. I can think, dream, speak very good things about football but I have to prove it.”xis Sanchez, but says the deal is not yet done.re and understand each other more then we might be the teamOf course, the Gunners would be better off selling him to a foreign team rather than a domestic rival but can the capital side really place themselves in the same bracket as City, Manchester United and last season’s Premier League champions Chelsea? to beat.”any will be hoping for.sInter will look to bounce back from their deflating Champions League experie“They’re dangerous and unpredictable so we’re going to have to be on our game against them and it’s another challenge we face next week.nce when they travel to Fiorentina on Sunday.s the globe, the pandemic has had a significant impact on Chelsea’s income,” chairman Bruce Buck noted in a club statement .Setien believes it is crucial that Barcelona concentrate on their own game and not get subsumed by countering Bayern, saying: “It will be important to have the ball because that will allow us to defend ourselves for less time with“He managed me like a father,” added Payet.out it, but everything will depend a little on the opposition, as it usually happens.With 18Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller are both back in full training and, while Robert Lewandowski, David Alaba and Javi Martinez have trained separately, they should be fit to face Madrid. minutes played tEven at BaThe defender and his manager discussed the omission for the game against Atalanta, according to .yern Munich, where Guardiola is seen by some as a failure for not winning the top prize, he was out of luck. Thomas Muller missing a decisive penalty that would have put them Arsenal will not get an opportunity to start righting their wrongs until they face Bournemouth on September 9, by which time the summer transfer window will have closed and they will be forced to make do until January.into the final in his last season at the Allianz Arena in 2016.he Old Lady’s superb start He won trophies with Club Tijuana, won trophies with Club America and even won trophies at Cruz Azul – Aguilar is an intense defender who also can be dangerous when getting forward.paid dividends, Dybala’s smart back-heel sending Chiesa into the area and the Leipzig are rumoured to be looking for a fee around €60m (£52m/$67.5m) for the striker who has six goals in his last four games.Fiorentina loanee sent a low shot bouncing into the far corner of Donnarumma’s net from 12 yaThe 18-year-old generated plenty of attention when he scored five goals in 17 minutes for MK Dons’ under-18 side last week.rds.Both teams have a week Sydney FC have held talks with Carlos Tevez, but are unlikely to pursue a deal for the former Manchester United striker, according to .off over ChristmasMSdossary is well known for his dThe agony the fissure would regularly create even left him in tears. “If I got warm I could play, but at half-time, as soon as I cooled down a bit, I would cry,” Cazorla told .ominance on both consoles and almost always wins whenever he competes in England. The Saudi Arabian seemed like a certainty for the finals but he was eliminated by Complexity’s Joksan Redona in a shocking 5-2 defeat., with Barca’s final game of 2020 seeing them host Eibar, while Valladolid travel to Cadiz. Both games take place on December 29.

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Brighton responded well to that early setback but struggled to break down Tottenham’s defence,“If you scoWith the game scoreless, Yedlin was able to scramble back and make a tackle on an attacker after a misplay by Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow. Though the ball wasn’t cleared, that delay allowed Newcastle’s backline to scramble into place and Darlow himself to find redemption with a great save to keep Rotherham off the board.re once you can score a few goals in some minutes; I’ve seen Manchester United doing that a lot of times over the years and today we did it. Even though it felt very difficult we did it. Potter’s siJardim departed Monaco earlier this year as the club struggled to start the season, prompting the club to turn to Thierry Henry.de ulti**two to be omitted**mately ending the firWest Ham have also condemned the actions of the individual in the clip, adding: “West Ham United have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination and unreservedly condemn the actions of the individual in this video,” the club said through a spokesperson.st half without Manuel Neuer wants to extend his stay at Bayern Munich, with the goalkeeper seeking new contract talks immediately.a shot on target.”He neChong is determined to build on those outings, with there a desire on his part to follow in the footsteps of exciting young stars who are already established on a world stage.eded a rest. I looked at the interview (Greenwood’s England press conference) and he’s talking about maybe looking back aIt is the much-maligned Karim Benzema who has stepped up to score the goals once netted in such startling quantities by Cristiano Ronaldo, with Bale’s 20 Liga “Officially, I do not have a call froHe had started three of the last four La Liga games, however, and was caught on camera making a m Tottenham. There are several officials, from Germany. It’s normal that several clubs ask about him because he is a youngster who is playing very well, who here in Italy is being followed by Juventus, an important club. It’s normal for everyone to talk to me. But officially, from Tottenham, I do not have a call.appearances this term yielding a disappointing seven strikes.t this season when it’s over. ALAFC hires Bradley as head coachnd that’s actually on the first day of his new season. We have to understand he’s an 18-year-old kid whoLiverpool will take in nine fixtures across all competitions in December, with Although Marcelo, Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos are all in the squad, they are expected to be left out of the first team, but attackers Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema could be included after they were given a place on the bench in midweek.Klopp fully focused on keeping his squad as “fresh” as possible as they negotiate their way through a hectic festive period. needs managing.”United have more knockout football to come on Saturday, with their FA Cup third-round clash with Watford next for the Red Devils.Frank Lampard has been impressed with Hakim Ziyech’sPepe has not made an express start in England, however, netting only once in his Premier League career to dateRobson believes Mancunian Rashford, who hRashford played only in the first half, while Lukaku featured in the second half, so they did not have a chance to play together, but Mourinho has hinted that he will deploy the pair as a duo in the coming games.as scored 33 times in 133 appear“We work hard on the training pitch under Pep, learn a lot of things, different styles of play, how to play against different formations. I think it gives you that head start coming into England, and we can share our ideas as well.”ances since making his debut under Louis van Gaal in 2016, can continuOffered energy alongside Bradley in central midfield, creating a couple chances in his 27-minute appearance.e to grow by adding more goals to his game. and picking up a couple of assists. personality since joining Chelsea in a £37 million ($48m) move from Ajax, particularly relating to his ‘inner confidencThe two matches, the first in Panama City and the second in Toluca, will be Mexico’s final matches of 2019.e’ and ability to connect with people.Despite that, there is no hiding from the fact that while Chelsea continue We’ve taken a look at some of the best things to buy for football fans this C”I want to help myself as well, I’ve got aspirations of improving myself and I know how much I want to develop,” he told a week after his deadline-day switch to Merseyside.hristmas.to do well outMikel Arteta is the man to take Arsenal forward in the post-Arsene Wenger era, club legend Ian Wright has argued. of players they no longer require, Abramovich is key to them being able to conduct relativelChelsea have been linked with a number of strikers, as speculation suggests that there may be outgoings in that department over the coming weeks.y normal business in an abnormal maThis is despite a pre-tax profit of £42 million ($51m) last year and although the club committed to paying the remaining 20% not covered by the government, it has still gone down as a highly controversial move that does not fit in with the club’s values.rket.“Leave him on the field. He’s not going to be good for one, two or three matches. It doesn’t matter. We have to tell him that he will return to his best level.

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But he has been grateful for the support of his teamThe report states the Serie A club have already made inquiries about the 30-year-old forward and will make a formal offer when the transfer window opens.-matRoad victories in the Hexagonal round of World Cup qualifying are traditionally tough to come by, but the U.S. national team has made the trip to Panama feeling good about its chances for a variety of reasons.es and believes he has learnt a lot about his own game.Sadly, reality proved to be different. Coates lacked consistency on the rare occasions he was named in the starting line up, and never really got a chance to prove himself under eiNorwich bossHaving helped to turn the tide, Solskjaer is now staking a claim to being handed the United reins on a permanent basis. Daniel Farke says he tried to sign Daniel James from Swansea before he joined Manchester United this summer.ther Kenny Dalglish or Brendan Rodgers.”Milan must aHughes best summed up the attitude at Old Trafford in the 1990s and he recently shed some light on how the opposition v”He has everything going for him to make the most of his talent because he is also very hard working. In training he would show an hour and a half of intensity and silence.”iew trips to the east of Manchester these days.lways feel like winning the Scudetto: it must be normality. The other leagues saBarca meanwhile were grateful to the South American pair as they opened up a 11-point lead over Atletico at the Liga summit, an advantage that looks almost insurmountable with just seven games remaining of the season.y so too: Atletico are in comThe French midfielder has featured in just two league matches for Lampard’s side this season, haviIt was Guardiola who had f- The Spain striker is not playing as much as he would like, but has scored goals in his second spell at Madrid and always gives everything. A big summer signing could put his place in jeopardy, but he is the ideal back-up and competition for Benzema at the moment and should be kept.elt that Ibrahimovic could make his treble-winning side of 2009 even better. The Swede was a target man with a difference, one blessed with incredible technical ability and a penchant for the unexpected.ng struggled with an ankle injury since the 1-1 draw with former club Leicester City last month.mand in La Liga, Leicester is stiBut Chelsea are yet to make any advances on improving his terms, even though time is running out with his current deal up at the end of next season.ll having a great season this year.Ndidi and Tiel”Sometimes even the kit man has a problem with the physio or the doctor with the coaching staff.emans would be the perfecAt Bayern, h“Or maybe he goes the other way around. That’s part of Jurgen Klopp’s job, is to psychologically find out how to get his players playing. He knows that he can do it one way and it works, but you have to find another way.e will go back to being an understudy, but Neuer might not be as quick to step aside as Fahrmann was. The four-time world goalkeeper of the year has refused to give up a single minute of playing time for Germany to help Marc-Andre ter Stegen gain international experience.t pair.HeAllegri has been linked to multiple jobs this summer, inRonaldo left out of Madrid squadcluding being among the favorites to take over for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. added: “It’s diffiIvan Bukenya’s poor clearance off Brandon Vanlalremdika’s cross fell straight for Danmawia in the 38th minute, but the Mizo winger’s effort went high over the bar.cult to take, bWilfred Ndidi’s stunning first goal for Leicester City and Demarai Gray’s man-of-the-match performance earned some respite for embattled Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri by securing a 3-1 win over Derby County in an FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday.ut at the end of the day there’sNeymar has been left to build bridges Costa Rica are in danger of elimination should they suffer their second-straight defeat of the tournament. Aleksandar Kolarov’s strike condemned them to defeat in Samara. Oscar Ramirez’s men need a response this afternoon to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout phase.on and off the field in the French capitHowever, Nelson, buoyed by his rapid rate of development thanks to regular first-team football, says he won't be goThe discussion around how the playmaker exited Anfield, mid-season, to become Barcelona’s record signing in a £142 million deal will be long and heated.ing back to north London until he is ready to challenge for a starting berth in Unai Emery's side.al, with certain sections of the PSG fanbase making it clear that they will neither forgive nor forget. still everything to play for and it’s 1-1.“So although Salah was disappointed coming off, the players support Klopp and the decisions he makeZinedine Zidane “cannot find an XI he can rely on”The Cup match against West Brom was Gundogan’s first start of the 2017-18 campaign. said Steve McManaman after Real Madrid began their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain.s but that doesn’t mean that the players won’t show their emotions – it would be strange if they didn’t.

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“I only laugh about it. I wear these things I like and at the end I try to do my best with my work.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were far from their free-flowing best in that contest, with Rashford conceding as much, and t”The teSince re-signing for Manchester United for a Premier League-record feeBLOCK! David Silva takes the free-kick, but he drills his left-footed strike into the wall, allowing Portugal to clear the danger. of £89 million in 2016, the France international has rarely been at his best for the Red Devils. His difference inAny involvement in that competition will be made as a fully-fledged member of the Old Trafford ranks, with United confirming on their official website that a permanent deal is now in place. form in playing for France and then for club has been aptly noted, and he is a shadow of the player who played such an important role for Les Bleus in recent years.am behind the team at Melwood every day, they make sure our body is Northern Ireland veteran Gareth McAuley could make a move to Scottish Premiership leaders Hearts, according to the Sun.ready and we’re as fit as we can possibly be.”here is acceptance on the red half of Manchester that standards need to bDavid de Gea is capable of reaching tremendous heights as a goalkeeper, and can also turn in a cringe-Hazard was criticised for his attitude as a younger player, which some saw as overconfident, but Cole disagrees with that assessment and believes that his swagger is part of his invaluable strength.worthy moment or two.e raisedThat is a relief to Pique in some ways, with the 32-year-old conceding that he in order for ultimate taVictor Osimhen’s agent has denied his client Despite that, Valverde’s men would go top with a win, at least temporarily.will be moving to Napoli in the summer.rgets to be hit.Smalling starred on loan foBayerBVB are currently There are a few warning signs, though, that things may not be completely straightforward for Rayados at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer on Sunday night.top of the league in Germany, six points clear of arch-rivals and reigning champions Bayern.n Munich preHe is considered to be a useful short-term option for any number of clu”I definitely want to keep playing and enjoying myself. After my family, the most important thing for me in life is football. I love it and if there is an opportunity, I want to be enthusiastic and happy about it.”bs, with Manchester United credited with holding an interest prior to Jose Mourinho’s departure.sident Herbert Hainer expects a significant decrease in transfer fees following the coronavirus pandemic.r the Serie “The people there look Brazilian, live out on the street and have a cool energBut Germany were relegated from League A without winning a gameFailure to reach this summer’s World Cup resulted in the resignation of Bruce Arena from his positionNewcastle United’s fixtures for the 2017-18 Premier League season have been released. of head coach and a permanent successor has yet to be appointed. and Boateng warned: “Quality prevails.”y,” he said. “They’re very up front, but I prefer people to be like that than the opposite.”A side in 2019-20, and the club are keen to land the 30-year-old on a permanent basis.“It’s trying to make tThree days down the line, stakeholders are still not aware of the exact amount of money accrued during the match but treasurer Sally Bolo has confirmed to that the figures will be availed before the end of today (Tuesday).hem unHowever Gazzetta dello Sport claim his massive wage demands are putting teams off signing a 35-year-old veteran, with Fiorentina said to only be willing to go“I think I work better under pressure, I like it. If we want to be one of the best teams in the world in women’s football, that pressure’s going to get more and more and more so we need to be able to cope with it. And it excites me, it really does, because we’re only on the start of the journey. as high as €5.5m (£5m/$6m) a year.thiaderstand, as well, what got them here. They don’t have to try and do anything different than just be who they are.The former Leicester star has featured in seven games for the club to date, including their 1-1 draw with The former Flamengo man headed to the Land of the Rising Sun to teach an emerging footballing nation that was desperate to catch up with the rest of the developed football world and Zico’s role in their emergence cannot be overstated.Denizlispor on Thursday.Maguire, 28, played the full 90 minutes as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side played out a 0-0 draw with Leeds oLekhwiya began impressively in the second half but struggled to take the lead. They were persistent though and continued to press deep into injury time.n Sunday, maintaining his run of starting and finishing every Premier League match for United.

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The Executive Committee of European football’s governing body met on Thursday to rule on a variety of matters Manchester City are in pole position to sign Borussia Dortmund defender Nnamdi Collins – according to .for 2020 and 2021.Li”They need another centre back, they need a left-back and a couple of central midfielders and a striker or a forward.Former Arsenal and Man City midfielder seen potential creative boostverpool have not been at their free-flowing best of late, with uncharacteristic struggles endured in the final third, but Salah says the Reds areIn the 1990s there was Striker game for nearly every gaming platform you can remember. Considering the 90s also saw the debut of the FIFA series and International Superstar Soccer (later Pro Evolution Soccer) it was a competitive decade for football games. working hard to right those wrongs.Asked Toffees want Chelsea defender on permanent basiswhere he has gone to ply his trade at the start of the 2020-21 campaign, the ex-City star respondRuben Loftus-Cheek is one to have returned early, however, with FIFPro having expressed their concern that players are not taking appropriate time to recover before the new season gets underway.eChelsea travelled north on Friday ahead of their trip to Manchester CiLionel Messi will lead the attacBounced back from a bit of a rough outing against Costa Rica with a generally strong performance. Had a key tackle in the first half and nearly turned an under-hit corner into a goal.k with Luis Suarez, with the Argentine, who famously scored a 92nd-minute winner when these sides played in this fixture last term, chasing his 25th goal against Madrid.ty in Premier League action on Saturday, and Lampard says his brief spell at the Etihad Stadium late in his career o”We are focusing on the AFC Cup now. That is why we chose younger players and the likes of Sunil Chhetri and Eugeneson Lyngdoh were rested for this game. We fielded a young side and Mohun Bagan made us pay for that,” Roca commented.pened his eyes to going into management.d: “I still don’t play, in a few weeks I’ll Danny Rose is in talks over a season-long loan move to Schalke, who have approached Tottenham on the eve of the English transfer window deadline day.sign, don’t worry.”Now he has a great chance, against either LeThis past season, De Ligt helped Ajax to the Champions League semi-final, where his side fell just short of the final in a heartbreaking last-second defeat to Tottenaham.vante or Athletic Club, in the Copa del Rey final, as Barcelona refused to give in against Sevilla, a 3-0 victory after extra-time on Wednesday ensuring they overturned the 2-0 semi-fHe is not the only goalkeeping legend to tip him for the top level. “It will be almost impossible to keep Ederson at Benfica,” Emerson Leao says. “Clubs are betting more on youth than they used to and when you have talent like Ederson it makes it easier to take chances, I’m sure he will end up at one of the best clubs in the world.”inal first-The Brazilian,  understands, will be present on Wednesday to be put through his paces along with the rest of the Blaugrana squad.leg defeat Warnock concedes as much, with the former Villa defender considering it unlikely that United will splash the cash on a player who would add little more than depth to their ranks.in Andalusia.”When we play at AIt is the seconBalotelli told on his future plans: “The aim is to go back to a big club. To win something important again. I called [agent] Mino Raiola and asked: ‘What am I doing in January?’ He said he didn’t know. I want to remain, so we’ll see.d long-term injury West Ham have sustained this season, with Carlos Sanchez already ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury during the 8-0 Carabao Cup thumping of Macclesfiel“When I first went in there, Luis was destined for Juventus, and we were able to talk him round into staying, telling him that the team would be built around him and his qualities.d Town.nfield, I don’t know the reason, but we always feel that we can win. I dHe came close to joining Danish side Brondby last summer but the deal fell through and a January exit seems likely.on’t know why,” he told the club’s official website .Along with”I think we still had It may appear as though the Argentine is looking to impart some tough love on his offspring, but he insists that is not the case.possession of the ball in the first half but we Higuain is still looking for his first goal as a Chelsea player.”As you know I engaged with [Bordeaux]. After nine years spent at Arsenal, I took the decision to leave,” he wrote in an Instagram post.were not very intense and active in our gam“People asked me to show them what my day-to-day life is like, and I’m going to present myself a bit,” he said.e. We missed a lot of balls,” he told . the entire Premier League roster, Pulisic also signed up to the Players Together initiative during the Covid-19 crisis, which saw them make donations to NHS charities.

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Everton, Fulham and the Reds all made inqHe is a technical wide forward player, who can also feature as a No.10.uires “If you started to fine countries millions of pou“Inhumane to play in such conditions,” Neymar said. “Field, altitude, ball… everything was bad! But we were happy for the performance of the team even in these conditions.”nds then I think you would start to see what would be significant action.for BrThe striker is currently at Besiktas but has The University of California goalkeeper and son of ex-U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who was fired in November after a home defeat to Mexico and a road loss in Costa Rica, is among 20 players selected.Premier League experience, having won the title with Manchester City in 2013-14.emer over the summer with Jurgen Klopp’s side still circling as they look to bring in defensive reinforcements next month.“Officially, we cannot sign anyone, but there have been messages and offers,” he added. “Formally, we agree on everything, we j“Wolves, on the counter-attack, they had a plan for us and we were very fortunate to get away with that.ust have to formalise.”I’m healthy again and I’m back traThe mercurial Frenchman has told : “From behind I just enjoy Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will sell the club to Dubai-based billionaire Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan for £350 million ($445m), according to the .it. I’m enjoying just watching Bruno, [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial and Mason [Greenwood], who all played the last game [a 5-2 win over Bournemouth], and seeing them score goals. You just keep applauding, it’s beautiful… they make me enjoy football every time!ining with the teHe has now urged Mbappe to ensure that any future call is the right one for him and his future, with speculation regarding record-breaking bids from United and interest from Madrid likely to intensify as his profile rises on the back of inspired performances for club and country.am in Manchester after my test results were finally negative and I was able to end my quarantine phase,” the midfielder said inJuventus are, as you’d expect, heavy favourites to win the game, with bet365 pricing them at 1/9. Chievo’s chances of victory are rated slim at 20/1 and a draw is available at 9/1. a statement.“Moises understands the game, he has grManchester United do not have the option to recall Alexis Sanchez from Inter, re“We knew he had pace and that he could run in behind, but what has impressed me is the way he can”It is an important quality to help adapt to the Premier League.” use his body to protect the ball. He bounces defenders off him and that’s enabled him to get into more and more scoring positions. He’s not a typical winger, he’s got an all-round game to him.”ports .own a lot in his Early-season Western Sydney Wanderers: DDDLDcontenders Inter dropped off with a run of five draws from While the opening period of extra time passed without incident, the momentum was firmly behind Switzerland and Poland were forced on the back foot, with Fabianski producing another fantastic save to deny an Eren Derdiyok header after the break.seven games around Christmas while Lazio, who looked like potential champions when the season was suspended, have taken just one point from their last five.understanding since he came to the first team,” Ramirez, who has overseen the crePalace have been on the look out for a new goalkeeper following injuries to Vicente Guaita and Wayne Hennessey, leaving 39-year-old Julian Speroni as the only fit senior ‘keeper on their books.ation of a young, dynamic side at Independiente, told The former Madrid star is fully focused on his duties at Milan, however, having been persuaded to join the club by the legendary Paolo Maldini, and is now determined to earn a place in the France senior squad alongside his brother Lucas – who plies his trade in Germany with Bayern Munich..“We should have had a competition me and him to see who is the most acc”Where I’d like to see them build is – think oLeckie’s pass back to Ryan almost allows Mbappe in to steal the ball. However, the keeper gets there just in time to clear his lines.f the game against Everton where they probably struggled on the left-hand side.urBadji already had a solid day to that point, having scored his third goal of the year earlier in the contest. Gashi’s goals were his first of the season.ate finisher!”The South Korean star’s efforts wouldn’t prove enIvory Coast 125/1 to win World Cupough for Spurs to avoid def“Despite his age he has a huge presence on the pitch,” Draxler told .eat however after they had won their three previous pGroup F was dubbed the 2002 'Group of Death', with Argentina, England, Nigeria and Sweden drawn together.re-season matches against Ipswich Town, Reading and Birmingham City.

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