10 months agoTottenham, RB Leipzig tracking Norwich fullback Max Aarons

first_imgTottenham, RB Leipzig tracking Norwich fullback Max Aaronsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham are tracking Norwich City fullback Max Aarons.The Sun says the youngster has burst onto the scene for the Championship high flyers this season and is attracting plenty of interest. Spurs are considering a £15million offer for the defender.Aarons made his debut for the first-team in August and is highly regarded at the club after a string of fine performances. German side RB Leipzig are also monitoring the situation, with a number of English youngsters tasting success in the Bundesliga. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoKoulibaly thanks Napoli teammates and fans after Bologna win

first_imgKoulibaly thanks Napoli teammates and fans after Bologna winby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveKalidou Koulibaly has thanked Napoli teammates and fans for their support during the weekend’s defeat of Bologna.While suspended for the game, Koulibaly dominated the proceedings after last week’s racist insults from Inter Milan fans.After the 3-2 win, he took to social media to say: “The emotions of this day and this victory will remain forever in my heart: thank you”.Le emozioni di questa giornata e questa vittoria resteranno per sempre nel mio cuore: grazie #NapoliBologna 3-2 #ForzaNapoliSempre#KK26#famiglia#DifendoLaCittàpic.twitter.com/tYiY6jrDGP— Koulibaly Kalidou (@kkoulibaly26) December 29, 2018 About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoConcern grows for Tottenham as Eriksen negotiations stall

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Concern grows for Tottenham as Eriksen negotiations stallby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham are concerned that Christian Eriksen has not signed a new deal.The Spurs star has been in riveting form, scoring four goals in the last six games.But he only has 18 months left on his deal and Spurs are no closer to getting him to agree to a renewal.Per the Evening Standard, Spurs still hope he will renew, but there is concern as he has not signed the offer they have presented him.It is unlikely Spurs could match the wage Eriksen could earn at the likes of Barcelona or Real Madrid, but they hope his loyalty to the club will see him commit. last_img read more

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a month agoVarane admits Pogba at Real Madrid better for him

first_imgVarane admits Pogba at Real Madrid better for himby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRaphael Varane admits he’d be happy if he was joined at Real Madrid by France teammate Paul Pogba.Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba continues to be linked with Real, despite the summer market being shut.And Varane says: “Have I exchanged with Pogba on this aborted transfer? I spoke with him last summer. “After lately, I have not spoken with him. He is a friend. Of course, if I rub shoulders with him, it’s better for me. “So we will see the choices he makes in his career and we will see where he will be in the future.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month ago​Arsenal youngster Willock labels Saka as a ‘special player’

first_img​Arsenal youngster Willock labels Saka as a ‘special player’by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal youngster Joe Willock singled out Bukayo Saka for praise after their 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.The Gunners were successful away from home in the Europa League in what may have been their toughest game in the group.Saka, who recently turned 18, scored a vital goal and grabbed two assists as well. And Willock was impressed.”He’s a special player and he got two assists and one goal tonight,” he said to the club’s official website. “I’m happy to contribute to the win with one goal tonight, but as a whole I thought we did well. It was a big match for us.”They were very strong 1v1 and they pressed us very high, so we had to try to hit them on the counter. We had fast players so our game plan was to hit them on the counter and it worked. We had a lot of chances to score and we won. “We talked about the atmosphere before the game, that the fans get behind them a lot. We just had to focus on our own game and we did just that.”We love to get clean sheets and score loads of goals, that’s exactly what we did tonight. We were strong today and we’ll take that confidence into the next game.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoSheffield Utd midfielder John Lundstram happy with Everton revenge

first_imgSheffield Utd midfielder John Lundstram happy with Everton revengeby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United midfielder John Lundstram was delighted to beat former club Everton on Saturday.Lundstram was happy to take revenge.”I had people coming out of the woodwork on Saturday morning texting me for tickets,” Lundstram, who resurrected his career at Oxford before joining United, told the Sheffield Star. “I tried to do my best for everyone to try and get them in. I was raring to go and it was always the one I was looking forward to when the fixtures came out. I have finally got it over with and to get a win has just makes it really special.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoLiverpool defender van Dijk: Still plenty of room for improvement

first_imgLiverpool defender van Dijk: Still plenty of room for improvementby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van DIjk says the club are not getting carried away with their flawless start to the season.Saturday’s win over Sheffield United made it seven from seven for Jurgen Klopp’s men.”It’s the media who love statistics,” said the Dutchman. “The reality is we have nothing at the moment. We want to continue to do well and there’s still plenty of room for improvement.”Van Dijk added: “No. It’s far too early. We’re almost in October and the busy period will come. There are still so many games left and the only thing we focus on is the game ahead of us.”We don’t want to look at the others because there’s no point doing that. Everyone realises that as well because last season we saw how it turned quickly. We just want to focus on the game ahead of us.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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13 days agoBoban insists no regrets taking AC Milan job

first_imgBoban insists no regrets taking AC Milan jobby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan director Zvonimir Boban insists he has no regrets taking the job.Boban has just overseen the sacking of Marco Giampaolo.“I’m asking myself why I’m at Milan too!” he said at the Festival dello Sport.“I’m only joking. I’m happy to fight again for the club I love. I don’t believe I’m arrogant. Champions always think too highly of themselves, but I don’t play anymore.“After not understanding anything about life, I started studying, understanding things more, punishing myself if necessary.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Tielemans reveals why he joined Leicester amid Man Utd links

first_imgYouri Tielemans has revealed his desire to push through a transfer before the start of pre-season was a big factor in his decision to ignore rumoured interest from Manchester United and join Leicester permanently.The Foxes signed the 22-year-old from Monaco for a club record fee of £40 million ($50m) on Monday, following his impressive loan spell at the King Power Stadium last season.The Belgium international spent the last sixth months of the 2018-19 campaign with Leicester and he managed to contribute three goals and four assists in 13 Premier League appearances. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare A number of top European clubs were thought to be chasing Tielemans’ signature this summer, including Man Utd, but he opted to continue his development in familiar surroundings.The midfielder’s agent reportedly expressed a desire to wait and see if Paul Pogba left Old Trafford before making a final decision on his future, but his client wanted to link up with a new squad as soon as possible.Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Tielemans explained that he had his heart set on Leicester ever since the international break at the start of June.”I gave myself some time to think about it but after the international break it was clear to me I wanted to come [to Leicester],” said Tielemans.”The second part of the season went very well for me and the team and I wanted to keep playing at a positive club with a lot of ambition and potential.”I wanted to make pre-season with the club I was going to play for next season which is why we got the deal done and I’m really happy to be here.”Tielemans became the third new arrival at Leicester this summer, after Ayoze Perez and James Justin were also lured to the King Power from Newcastle and Luton respectively.Brendan Rodgers is shaping a squad capable of challenging for a place in the Premier League’s top six, with one of two additional signings expected before August.United, meanwhile, have been frustrated in the market so far and missed out on a few high profile targets, but have at least managed to bring in Daniel James from Swansea and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace for a combined total of £65 million ($81m).Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may also be forced to offload a few key stars, with Pogba’s future at the Theatre of Dreams still very much up in the air as Real Madrid plot an approach and Romelu Lukaku the subject of interest from Serie A giants Inter.last_img read more

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West Ham pre-season: Friendlies, transfers & PL fixtures

first_imgThe 2018-19 season may still be fresh in the mind but for West Ham, they will already be plotting how to improve their standing come 2019-20.Manuel Pellegrini took the Hammers to their best Premier League finish since 2016, guiding them to 10th with a points haul of 52, claiming victories over top six opposition such as Tottenham and Arsenal.However, a dismal cup run that saw them eliminated in the fourth round of both the Carabao Cup and FA Cup – to Wimbledon and Spurs respectively – means there is still much room for improvement. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Ahead of the upcoming campaign,  Goal  takes a look at the Hammers’ pre-season friendly schedule, the club’s transfer activity and when their Premier League push begins again.West Ham pre-season fixtures Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue Jul 11 SCR Altach 4:30pm / 11:30am Cashpoint Arena, Altach Jul 17 Manchester City* 1:30pm / 8:30am Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre, Nanjing Jul 20 Newcastle United 11am / 1.30pm Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai Jul 27 Fulham 3pm / 10am Craven Cottage, London *Part of the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy West Ham kick off their 2019-20 pre-season preparations with a quick trip to Austria enroute to a spell in China, before they return home to London for a derby encounter.Their first friendly match is against SCR Altach on July 11, in the western state of Vorarlberg, before they head east for the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy.There, they will face Manchester City on July 17 in Nanjing – and depending on their result, they will subsequently face either Newcastle United or Wolves in either the final or a third-place match on July 20They then return back to the United Kingdom, when they make a short trip across the capital to face Fulham , who are preparing for life back in the Championship, on July 27.West Ham 2019-20 transfer activity Manuel Pellegrini West Ham UnitedWest Ham have already announced that they will release a dozen players, who will bid farewell to London Stadium ahead of the new campaign.Only one player so far has found a new home, with academy product Jay Mingi making the short trip to Chalton Athletic.That means major faces like Andy Carroll and Adrian are on the lookout for a new club following the conclusion of their careers with the Hammers.There has already been an incoming arrival however, with the Irons confirming that they have signed goalkeeper Roberto from Espanyol.A Spain youth international, the 33-year-old has been bounced around La Liga as well as Portugal and Greece for much of his career and will hope to make a more permanent home in London upon his arrival.The club completed the record signing of forward Sebastian Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt in July.Transfer activity in Position Player Transferred from Fee Date GK Roberto Espanyol Free Jul 1 MF Pablo Fornals Villareal £24m Jun 14 GK David Martin Millwall Free Jun 3 FW Sebastien Haller Eintracht Frankfurt £45 Jul 17 Transfer activity out Position Player Transferred to Fee Date GK Adrian Released N/A Jul 1 DF Mason Barrett Released N/A Jul 1 FW Andy Carroll Released N/A Jul 1 MF Kevin Dalipi Released N/A Jul 1 MF Moses Makasi Released N/A Jul 1 FW Toni Martínez Released N/A Jul 1 MF Jay Mingi Charlton Athletic N/A Jul 1 MF Samir Nasri Released N/A Jul 1 DF Vashon Neufville Released N/A Jul 1 DF Josh Pask Released N/A Jul 1 FW Odysseas Spyridis Released N/A Jul 1 MF Noha Sylvestre Released N/A Jul 1 West Ham 2019-20 Premier League fixtures West Ham discovered their Premier League schedule on the morning of June 13, when the 2019-20 season fixtures are released.Games will kick off on August 10 with their entry into the Carabao Cup later that month when they join the competition in the second round.The Hammers will get their Premier League season underway against Manchester City at 12:30pm on August 10 at the London Stadium. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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