Month: April 2018

  • Manchester City agree deal to launch new MLS team with the New York Yankees

    Manchester City and the New York Yankees have formed a groundbreaking partnership that will see them create a new Major League Soccer team.New York Ciheffield United defender Chris Basham insists there's no intimidation facing Liverpool.Basham revealed Chris Wilder's side believe they can shock the visitors by ending their eight month unbeaten run in the competition.Basham, a member of the squad wty Football Club will become the 20th club in MLS in 2015 after a deal worth around 100million US dollars [£66million] was concluded.City will be the majority owner of the new venture, with the Yankees being an active member of the ownership group."New York is a legendary sports town, as well as a thriving global city with a rapidly expanding soccer fanbase," said City chief executive Ferran Soriano said."We are thrilled to contribute to the energy and growth of New York City soccer. In the Yankees, we have found the absolute best partner for developing a world-class sports organiThe PSG-Edinson-Cavani-Ole-Gunnar-Solskjaer">Daily ExpressPSG-Edinson-Cavani-Ole-Gunnar-Solskjaer"> says the French giants are keen to strengthen their forward line this simmer especially with Edinson Cavani set to move to Atletico Madrid.Lukaku is ssation and a winning team that will carry the New York City Football Club name with pride."The new franchise will play at a temporary location until the construction of a new stadium, which looks set to be at Flushing Meadows in the Queens borough of the city.MLS commissioner Don Garber said: "We proudly welcome two of the most prestigious global sportcontent_imgs organisations to Major League Soccer."This is a transformational development that will elevate the league to new heights in this country. City are currently in the US ahead of post-season friendlies against Chelsea in St Louis and New York."
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  • Leeds transfer news! United land Bianchi and Doukara

    Leeds have announced the double signing of midfielder Tommaso Bianchi and striker Souleymane Doukara.The duo’s arrival takes president Massimo Cellino’s summer signing spree to four following the captures of goalkeeping pair Marco Silvestri and Stuart Taylor.Colourful former Cagliari owner Cellino has been making waves ever since his arrival at Elland Road in January and, after , is now building a squad for new head coach Dave Hockaday to select from.Bianchi has signed a four-year deal with Leeds from Serie A side Sassuolo – achieving promotion with them in 2013.The 25-year-old is an age-grade Italian international and Hockaday believes he can occupy a number of roles.“He can play on the left, right or in the number 10 position and he can score goals,” he said of Bianchi, who spent last season on loan with Modena.Cellino has also moved to try and fill McCormack’s position with the season-long loan of Senegalese striker Doukara.He joins from Catania, spending last season on loan with Serie B side Juve Stabia.“He is a big, powerful and fast Wijnaldum says Liverpool must learn from their shock defeat at Watford.The Reds had gone 44 Premier League games unbeaten prior to the loss, having not lost in the competition since January last year.Posting on Instagram after the defeat, Wijnaldum splayer with a hunger to succeed. He is exactly what we need acontent_imgt the club.”Cellino is close to making a fifth signing in the shape of Switzerland international defender Jonathan Rossini, but it is understood he has no interest in Rochdale’s Scott Hogan or Rotherham’s Kieran Agard, contrary to reports.While Cellino makes changes to his first-team, he has also been maational Lindelof has started 10 of United's 11 Premier League games so far this season, partnering the world's most expensive defender Harry Maguire.Scholes admits the major improvements United need to make in the transfer market are in the attackingking alterations to the club’s academy with coaches Leigh Bromby and Richard Naylor – both part of Leeds’ promotion-winning side in 2010 – leaving their posts.Former Sheffield Wednesday striker Benito Carbone is working in an unpaid role at the academy.
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  • Exclusive – Pardew has lost the dressing room! Quinn says Newcastle manager must go

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has lost the dressing room and his tenure must be brought to an end.That is the view of Micky Quinn after left the Magpies bottom of the Premier League and still searching for their first victory of the season.“I think it is over for Pardewul in landing Ruben Dias from Benfica earlier in the transfer window, according to reports in Portugal.The Red Devils were searching for an alternative to Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire, who they are still chasing.O Jogo says Benfica chief Luis,” said the former Toon star, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sporcontent_imgts Breakfast.“think he has taken them as far as they can and, on that performance on Saturday, he has lost the dressing room.”, and Quinn feels the 53-year-old only has himself to blame for losing their backing.“On Saturday morning I thought they should give Pardew three or four games to see if he can turn things around. But since January this year they havewon three Premier League games. It is not good enough,” continued Quinn.“The fans, when they are on your side, are the best iggling with his massive summer price-tag.Previous Gunners boss Unai Emery approved the £72million purchase of Pepe from Lille last summer, but the Ivory Coast international has so far scored just three goals in 21 Premier League appearances for the n the world. But if things are not going well, they get frustrated.“Pardew has been blaming the fans and I was told, when I first went to Newcastle, not to react to the fans and get on the wrong side because then you are finished. And it looks like that for Alan Pardew.”
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  • Coke: Promotion is a realistic aim for Sheffield Wednesday

    Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Giles Coke joins talkSPORT to preview their Championship chanectively chief exec of Milan for over 21 years.He told MilanNews.it: “When there is no clash with Monza, I never miss a Milan game.“In your opinion, after 31 years as CEO of Milan, do you think I could not have the Rossoneri colours in my heart? ces.He discusses his time with the Owls as he looks to help them push for promotion to the Premier League.Although that might seem slightly farfetched he reckons that with division being so tight it gives several sides the ability to fRonaldinho and Deco during his time at the club.He played just 36 games during his four-year spell with the club, though was part of Pep Guardiola's squad during the 2008/09 campaign befcontent_imgore going on loan to Stuttgart, Birmingham City and Wolfsburg.Hoinish in the top seven if they maintain reasonable form.
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  • Why Van Gaal replacing Moyes at Man United could make sense

    The Glazer family’s continued silence over the first nine months of the David Moyes era is threatening to further undermine the Manchester United manager, as speculation over his future gathers strength with each poor result.Moyes has endured a real baptism of fire , and while many expected a slightly lean period to begin with, few would have predicted such al triumph over Arsenal.Chelsea thrashed the Gunners 4-1 in Baku - which could mark Juventus target Sarri's last game in charge."It's wonderful to win such an important trophy after a long, tough, difficult season, but I think we deserved it," Jorginh dramatic fall from grace that could see United go without European football next season.It should be no real surprise to hear suggestions of potential successors, with current Netherlands boss Louis van Gaalthis week linked with the soon to be ex-Premier League champions.The 62-year-old has done little to quell speculation over a move to England by commenting that he when his time with the Dutch national team ends after the World Cup this summer.“I will definitely not be in charge for the Euro 2016 qualification campaign,” he recently said.“I don’t know where I will go next, normally I go with my pension, and go to live in Portugal, but maybe there will come a new challenge.“I have said before that a challenge should be a club in the Premier League. That’s a challenge. But, first, we have to go to Brazil.”That challenge could come in the form of Manchester United, while a potential job at Tottenham Hotspur has also been touted.At this stage a link to United seems speculative, but in terms of a potential fit it does make sense.Van Gaal’s managerial record speaks for itself, with the Dutchman having collected 19 honours during his club career – including a memorable Champions LeaArsenal's players are being accused of openly mocking sacked manager Unai Emery earlier this month.The London Evening Standard says on the flight back from Arsenal's Europa League game at Vitoria Guimareas earlier this month, Emery sat alone on the team's private plane.Jokes at his expense were made within the Spaniard's earshot. “How many captains do we have?" said one, in reference to Emery's appointment of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the new figurehead of his five-man leadership group following Granit Xhaka's demotion.The players openly mocked his accent and broken English. They had done for some time, not just in thinly-veiled social media 'likes' but by breaking out into various Emery impressions around London Colney. Emery was sacked on Friday morning, with Freddie Ljungberg stepping in as caretaker.gue triumph with Ajax –while his Netherlands team have lost only once in 18 matches since he took charge in the summer of 2012.In terms of high profile managers available, surely there can be few more suited to the role of restoring stability to Man United than Van Gaal.A student and preacher of free-flowing attacking football, his preferred style would arguably resonate better with the attack-minded players of United rather than Moyes’ rigid tactics – which are believed to include an instruction that no midfielder is allowed to be ahead of the ball when attacking.However, as Van Gaal has shown in the past, he is also capable of implementing a more defensive-minded approach, as he did with his 1994/95 Champions League-winning Ajax side.While attacking football was always the ultimate end game, Ajax conceded just four times en route to winning the title, with a resilicontent_imgent defence the core of the team – a trait formerly shared with successful Manchester United sides of recent times.Perhaps one criticism of Van Gaal at club level however, has been the time during which sides have adapted to his style of football. At Ajax, sustained success wasn’t realised until the end of his second season. Conversely, he had an immediate impact at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, winning the league title in his first campaign at both sides.Until the Glazers break their silence on Moyes’ debut campaign at the helm of Manchester United, speculation over his future at the club will continue. But should the American owners want to consider a change in direction, then would there be a better appointment than Van Gaal?Manchester United fans, would Louis van Gaal be the perfect replacement for David Moyes? Comment below…
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  • England World Cup squad: Ashley Cole debut highlights Chelsea man’s longevity

    Ashley Cole has been an England international for so long that David Seaman, now a 50-year-old reality TV star, was still the country’s no.1 goalkeeper when the left-back made his Three Lions debut.Following Cole’s decision to retire from international football, , we wanted to know who lined up alongside the decorated defender when he won his first cap.Now 33 years old, Cole was just20 when he made his debut in a 3-1 World Cup qualifyingwin against Albania in March 2001 – the first of his107 appearances in an England shirt – having graduated from the Arsenal academy to the Gunners first team.Cole has come a long way since that night, and a glance at the players he lined up with in Tirana really doesEmery admits his players are "sad" after their Carabao Cup defeat to Liverpool.Caoimhin Kelleher, 20, saved Dani Ceballos' penalty in the bottom right corner to seal a 5-4 shootout win.Divock Origi's 94th-minute scissor kick sent the game to penaltie emphasise how his exclusion from the 2014 squad represents a changing of the guard…Qemal Stafa stadium, AlbaniaAt the time of the Albania match, 37-year-old Seaman was still keeping goal for Arsenal, as team-mate Ashley Cole was emerging for both club and country.Seaman quit football in 2004, finishing his playing daysat Manchester City, and played the last of his 75 England games a year after this win in Albania.‘Safe Hands’ recentlydonned sequins for reality TV show Dancing on Ice’s All Stars edition, having appeared in the very first series in 2006.Neville was a 26-year-old mainstay of the all-conquering Man United team about to win a third Premier League title in a row.Neville has been combining roles as an England coach under Roy Hodgson with his work as a commentator at Sky Sports since retiring from the game in 2011.Ferdinand, aged 22,had recently moved to Leeds United – a club poised to reach the Champions League last four – for £18million from West Ham.Havingbeen a Man United player since 2002, the 35-year-old is expected to leave in the summer with his contract due to expire. A superb stopper, 26-year-old Campbell was on the verge of leaving Tottenham for Arsenal in the summer of 2001.Nowadays Cole capped off his debut by being struck in the head by a lipstick case – yes, a lipstick case –thrown by supporters in the closing stages of the game.Yet to sign a new deal to keep him at Chelsea, though manager Jose Mourinho apparently wants his left-back to stay at the Bridge if the powers that be can be persuaded to offer Cole a one-year deal.At the age of 25,Beckham had recently been made England captain and was still an integral part of the Manchester United team.Retired from football in 2013 after earning 115 England caps and playing forUnited, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, ACMilan and Paris Saint-Germain. Beckham is now part-owner of a new Miami-based Major Leaguecontent_img Soccer team that is scheduledto appear in the competition from 2017.Another of Fergie’s Fledglings to make the national side, 26-year-old Butt went on to have an excellent 2002 World Cup.The former midfielder was recently part of Man United’s first team coaching staff under interim gaffer Ryan Giggs. He first returned to the club in 2012, where he assisted Warren Joyce with the reserves.The Man United midfielder, then 26, scored England’s second goal against Albania.Along with Butt, Scholes was recently seen on the Old Trafford touchline helping out former team-mate Giggs.Macca was plying his trade with Spanish giants Real Madrid as an experienced 29-year-old, having scored in their triumphant 2000 Champions League final appearance. Madrid and McManaman won it again in 2002.The 42-year-old former Liverpool flyer could be seen at various Premier League grounds this past season in his work as an analyst for BT Sport. Cole, 29, scored his first England goal in the Albania win, but left club side Man United at the end of the year after scoring 121 goals in 275 games for the Red Devils.The former striker now works as a Man United ambassador. The main man for England and Liverpool, a 21-year-old Owen fired the Reds to a cup treble in 2001 and scored a hat-trick for his country in September as the Three Lions won 5-1 against Germany in Munich.Owen scored 40 goals for England, including the opener against Albania, but hung up his boots last to win it.The competition's draw will be held today.Romero told the club's official website: “In this competition, it's always uncertain because of the short and long journeys to different places. It will be a challenge to try to repeat the victoryyear and has since become a commentator at BT Sport.Wes Brown (on for Campbell); Emile Heskey (on for McManaman); Teddy Sheringham (on for Owen)
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  • Manchester United sign Guillermo Varela on five-year deal

    Manchester United have completed the signing of Uruguayan right-back Guillermo Varela on a five-year coing on the responsibility of being England's leader and star player.The Tottenham striker has the task of picking up his teammates after Friday's shock loss to Czech Republic in Euro2020 qualifying.Accepting the pressure is definitely on, he said: "Intract.The 20-year-old will move to Old Trafford from Penarol after agreeing a deal with the Premier League champions."I'm very pleasnt to be part of a proposed global Super League.In October, world governing body Fifa said it wanted to expand the Club World Cup to 24 sides for 2021, plans opposed by its European counterpart Uefa.Fifa has also held private discussions about a globed to be a part of this club, one of the best teams in the world," Varela, who impressed in a two-week trial with United in May, said on .Varela will represent Uruguay at the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey later this month before joining up with his new team-mates.He added: "As everyone in the world knows, this is a huge club that has won everything and I really hope that continues."I'm very lucky there are quite a few Spanish-speakers here. It will certainly help me settle in."Varela will provide competition for first choice right-back Rafael, who enjoyed his best season fcontent_imgor the club last term.
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  • Van der Kraan: New Chelsea signing reminiscent of young Bergkamp

    talkSPORT’s Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan joins the Transfer Tavern to discuss all the latesn says Liverpool are completely focused on the Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur.The Reds missed out on the Premier League title by a single point to Manchester City, despite losing just once all season.But Robertson says the disappoint transfer news from Holland.Van der Kraan shares his thoughts on Chelsea’s new Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel, following the 20-year-old’s £9m move to Stamford Bridge from Vitesse this week.He says the starletcontent_img has many of the same attributes as Holland legend Dennis Bergkamp, adding that Chelsea have done extremely well to lure him away from his boyhood club from such an early age, as well as beating Eredivisie giants Ajax to hiuventus are planning to build a secondary stadium to host its women's and youth team matches in close vicinity to the Allianz Stadium, according to the club, reports, /.The venue would have a capacity of between 3,500 and 5,000 and has been earmarkeds signature.Van der Kraan also discusses Maarten Stekelenburg’s free transfer to Fulham following the expiration of his contract at former club Roma.
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  • Piers Morgan on Arsenal, Ozil, Wenger, Moyes and his love of Twitter

    CNN host and celebrity Arsenacontent_imgl fan Piers Morgan joined Mike Graham on Extra Time. Here’s what he had to say about Arsene Wenger, Manchester United and his love of Twitter… “I’ve banged on about Arsene Wenger getting back into the transfer market to buy big and compete with the other teams in the Premier League for so long. It’s not rocket science. If you don’t compete, like we haven’t for so long, you win no trophies. When Wenger finally got the cheque book out and spent big money on a player, look at the difference it’s made. It raises the players, it raises the fans, even Wenger looks happier, and we’re top of the league.”“We’re still fragile. We’ve got a small squad. We are a genuine worl- class striker short of competing to win the league and we rely a lot on Ozil. We have other great midfielders but Ozil is special. If you look at his statistics already, in terms of assists and goals, he’s already streaks ahead of everyone else. We’ve bought one of the great players in the world. If he suddenly gets injured, our squad looks a little weak, that’s been the problem at Arsenal for quite some time.”: “I didn’t think anything could be worse than hearing that I had to work with Mike Graham, but the moment I saw that Ozil was injured it was a new horror. In all seriousness, it looks like he’s going to be OK. He’s got a knock and itlam Slimani at AS Monaco.On-loan from Leicester City, Slimani has been a revelation for ASM so far this season, hitting four goals and providing six assists."Slimani is walking on the water, doing exceptional things in a moribund team," declared Belm doesn’t look that serious.” “We all shed a tear over United having a poor start to the season, and long may it continue. United will come good though, they had a lot of rocky starts to the league under Sir Alex Ferguson and still turned it around. The difference this year is no Sir Alex Ferguson. What we don’t know is whether David Moyes can galvanise this team in the way that Ferguson used to. I think Moyes is a pretty good manager though, but it will take him time. It takes any new manager time.“ “Let’s not kid ourselves, Arsenal have mainly played the slightly lesser teams in the league. When we play against United, Man City, Liverpool or Chelsea, that’s when we’re going to find out just how good we are. Borussia Dortmund will be a huge test in the Champions League. We have to be careful and cautious that we don’t get too excited about beating teams that I would have expected us to beat. Having said that, is it good to be top of the league? Yes. Do I feel better towards Arsene Wenger? Yes. Do I feel it’s justified to say to fans, like me, who were calling for his head that we are stupid? No. The argument about Wenger was that he wouldn’t spend any money, he kept selling our best players and not buying them. Now, if he’s reversed that strategy, and he’s prepared to get in the market place and spend big money on big players, then we’re going to have a chance, and if that’s the new Wenger, then great!attacker has been linked with a move to the London Stadium club.The Daily Post in Nigeria says Akande has left his previous club Chelsea.The Nigeria under-17 international has been with the Blues for the past four years.He is not set to sign a schola”“The joy of Twitter is the ability to send Wayne Rooney or Rio Ferdinand a short tweet a second after Arsenal have beaten them, or they’ve been hammered by Man City, just saying, ‘you OK lads, need a hug?’. Or sending one to Robin van Persie asking, ‘is the little boy inside you screaming get me out of here?’ It’s one of the great joys of life.”
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  • Real Madrid star rubbishes exit talk

    AThe Gunners huffed and puffed for much of the contest, but two exquisite finishes from their strikers got them a 2-1 win.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette were on target in the Premier League clash.Speaking about the game with the clungel Di Maria says he does not want to leave Real Madrid following a summer of speculation regarding a switch to England.Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham were all linked with the winger in the transfer window.Gareth Bale’s arrival placed question marks over Di Maria and it seemed as though Arsenal were ready to make a bid.They instead opted for Mesut Ozil and even if they or a Premier League rival retcontent_imgurns with an offer for the Argentina international, he says he wants to stay.“I wanted to stay from the start, because being here is the best possible thing that could have happened to me,” Di Maria said.“It’s true that it was a difficult summer in which a lot was said and many lies were told.“I am happy becaheavy blow to management over his wrist injury.Marca says Barcelona will be without backup goalkeeper Neto for up to two months after the Brazilian underwent surgery on his fractured wrist.Neto, who only arrived at the club last month from Valencia, use things are going well for me. I am getting game time and I am feeling very confident.”
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  • Liverpool transfer targets: ‘English Xavi’ v experienced playmaker

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is always looking to improve things at Anfield, which is why these two classy playmakers have been tipped to join his ambitious Reds side, but who would be the better signing?Adam Lallana Southampton 38 games, nine goals, six assistsThe 26-year-old has skippered Southampton since the 2012/13 season. Lallana has moved through the various age levels at St Mary’s and his performances on the south coast saw him capped by England and win a place in the Three Lions World Cup squad. Xherdan Shaqiri Bayern Munich 17 games, six goals, two assistsHe may only be 22, but is vastly experienced. Shaqiri has played 32 times for Switzerland and is currently playing in his second World Cup, while he has alsowon two Bundesliga titles and the Champions League with Bayern where he has bcontent_imgeen able to call some of football’s greatest players his team-mates. He is capable of playing on either flank and behind the striker using his skill, vision and pace to both create and score goals. The Southampton captain will sort his future out when he returns to Blighty. Lallana’s World Cup campaign is drawing to a close and he, along with his England team-mates, will return after the final group match against Costa Rica. Once back it has been reported that he will reluctantly try to push through a transfer from the club he has been at since the age of 12. Liverpool have has told directors to move Gareth Bale on this summer.Zidane, reports L'Equipe, wants to see the Welshman sold and has even raised the prospect of Real covering a percentage of his wages to help get him away from the club.Zidane dumped Bale from hisalready had a £25m bid rejected with Southampton holding out for £30m. Lallana is not the only playmaker who has been targeted by Rodgers. If the Saints continue to play hardball, then Switzerland and Bayern star Shaqiri is being eyed up. At 22, he is younger than Lallana and Liverpool have reportedly opened up talks with the German club over a possible £16m deal. Shaqiri is likely to look for a new club in the summer with players like Mario Gotze, Thomas Mullarren Bent wants his old club to sign Alfredo Morelos from Rangers.The Colombian forward has risen to prominence in the past 12 months, after some stunning form in the Scottish Premiership.He has continued his golden spell this term, as he has 22 goaer, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben blocking his path in Munich and limiting his first team appearances.“[Lallana] has the skills of an Iniesta, Xavi or Fabregas”–Former Southampton manager and current Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino“I’d only be interested in a club who could challenge for silverware.”–Xherdan Shaqiri discussing his future in MayAdam LallanaXherdan Shaqiri
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  • QPR boss Redknapp wishes Taarabt well at AC Milan

    Harry Redknapp has wished Adel Taarabt well on his loan to AC Milan but stopped short of agreeing with the midfielder that he is the “Moroccan Mario Balotelli.”Taarabt had his loan at Fulham cut short so he could and he was quick to compare himself with the former Manchester City striker, who is his new team-mate at thei Minamino appreciates the mentoring of senior Liverpool teammates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.Joining from Red Bull Salzburg last month, the Japan international is still coming to terms with life in England.But speaking to the club's website, he sh San Siro.“I don’t know about that,” Redknapp said.“I hope he does well there – he has gone there from Fulham where it didn’t work out and he couldn’t get a game.“It’s an amazing game when you can go fn new team Dalian Yifang win on his coaching debut.Benitez's Dalian Yifang defeated Henan Jianye 3-1 on Sunday as the former Newcastle United manager made a winning start to life in the Chinese Super League (CSL).Benitez, who joined the club after rerom Fulham, who are bottom of the Premcontent_imgier League, to AC Milan.“Years ago, to go to AC Milan, you had to be a world-class superstar. So it’s a great move for him and I hope he knuckles down and does well because he has the talent, it’s just himself. I wish him well.”
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  • No deal in place to take Defoe back to Premier League, claims FC Toronto president

    There is NO deal in place for QPR and Newcastle target Jermain Defoe to return to England, according to FC Toronto president Tim Leiweke.It has been reported that Defoe, , is already looking for an escape route bacontent_imgck to the Premier League after supposedly struggling to settle at the MLS club.Leiweke has also previously said that the club will have no problem moving him on if he shows that he is not committed to Toronto.QPR and Newcastle, who are both in the market for forward recruits, were both during the summer transfer window but neither managed to bring him back to England.And now, according to Leiweke, Defoe is ready for the side’s final four games of the MLS campaign – and there is currently no plans for him to leave.Speaking at the Leaders in Football conference in London, Leiweke said: “He is fully committed to Toronto for the final four games oinish this season would be trought ex-Reds midfielder Momo Sissoko on French TV.Now 34, Sissoko was a Liverpool player between 2005 and 2008.RMC asked a number of Liverpool supporters outside of Anfield what they thought about their former midfielder and after a series of glowihe biggest achievement of his career.Mourinho has won top-flight titles in four countries, as well as two Champions Leagues, yet he claimed in the past that finishing second with Manchester United in the 2017-2018 season wf the season.“We will talk in December but there is currently no deal in place for him to leave.”
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  • Man City defender being ‘followed’ by host of clubs, claims representative

    More than five clubs are monitoring Manchester City ace Aleksandar Kolarov – but his wage demands could scupper his chances of joining Serie A high-flyers Roma.The 28-year-old is in his fourth season at the Etihad since joining from Lazio, although injuries and competition for places have hindered his ability to nail down a guaranteed first-team berth.He has never managed more than 20 Premier League starts in a single season since his arrival and has .Now one of his representatives, Dejan Joksimovic, has revealed that a host of Serie A clubs are keen on the Serbia international, but believes it could be difficult for some of them to match his City salary.He told Calciomercatonews: “First of all I want to clarify that the brother of Kolarov is the agent that deals directcontent_imgly with him – I’m his assistant.“I can tell you that maybe Roma is following him, but there are some problems. First he has a contract worth £2.8m for another year with Manchester City, so it would be difficult because Roma cannot pay these figures.“There are other teams tPogba away from Manchester United - despite his massive price-tag.The Mirror says Real are facing up to paying £150m straigt St Etienne.Saliba, who has been loaned back to French side Saint-Etienne, underwent an op on an adductor muscle injury.The centre-back, 18, has been battling the issue since the end of last season.Saliba did make an appearance in a pre-season frienht cash for Pogba but are still pressing on with his potential signing.Unsettled Manchester United ace Pogba is in-demand and hat are following him like AC Milan, Juventus, Inter Milan, Monaco and also some of the Russian teams that are now willing to pay outrageous sums. So for now we do not know anything and there is nothing concrete.”
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  • Clips of the Week – Friday, July 26

    Clips of the Week on talkSPORT with TuneIn. Visitor download the app for more great talkSPORT clips anach Ernesto Valverde.Denis cut alleturn of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Off contract next month at LA Galaxy, Milan are favourites to sign the 38 year-old Swede.But Mirabelli told Telelombardia: "Ibrahimovic in January? Your salvation cannot be based on a player of almost 40 years, even if he ties with content_imgBarca this summer when he was sold to Celta.The midfielder admits he chose Celta ahead of Valencia, where their coach Marcelino was keen.He told El Larguero: "Marcelino was constantly calling me to tell med exclusive interviews.
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