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Man Utd and Chelsea could enter Alisson race

Manchester United and Chelsea are both set to enter the Alisson race should either side lose their goalkeeper this summer, reports the Mirror

With both David de Gea and Thibaut Courtois strongly linked to Real Madrid, the two Premier League sides could turn to the Roma shot-stopper as a replacement. 

Bayern Munich open Malcom talks

Malcom Bordeaux Bayern Munich have opened talks with representatives of Bordeaux star Malcom, according to Sport Bild. 

The German side made contact with the Brazilian several weeks ago, and have begun working on terms of a five-year deal.

Arsenal and Tottenham have been heavily linked with the 20-year-old, whom the Ligue 1 side value at £52 million.

Jorginho is Liverpol’s top target

Jorginho Napoli

Napoli midfielder Jorginho has emerged as Liverpool’s top target for the summer, according to  The Times.

Jurgen Klopp believes the 26-year-old would be an ideal No. 6 for the Reds, but faces competition for the Italy international from several of Europe’s biggest sides.

Real Madrid interested in Milinkovic-Savic 

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Lazio

Real Madrid are hoping to land Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer, according to Marca

The 22-year-old midfielder has emerged as a top target for several top European sides, with Lazio sporting director Igli Tare revealing Sunday the club  turned down a €70 million offer for the Serbian in the summer. 

Gaitan set for €18m China move

Nicolas Gaitan Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid winger Nicolas Gaitan will join Chinese side Dalian Yigang in an €18 million move, according to AS . 

The 30-year-old Argentine joined Atletico from Benfica in the summer of 2016, but has been used sparingly by manager Diego Simeone. 

Reina to leave Napoli

Pepe Reina, Napoli, Feyenoord, UEFA Champions League, 26092017

Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina has revealed he will leave the Serie A leaders after this season, according to  Il Mattino .

The Spaniard’s contract expires at the end of the current campaign and he has yet to be offered a new deal. 

Reports in Italy have suggested that Milan will move for the 35-year-old if Gianluigi Donnarumma departs in the summer. 

Henry wants to be Arsenal manager

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has admitted that succeeding Arsene Wenger as Gunners boss would be a “dream”. 

Following Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final, the Frenchman revealed his interest in one day taking over for his countryman in the Arsenal hot seat. 

Read the full story on Goal!

Madrid will go all out for new goalkeeper

David de Gea Manchester United Sevilla Champions League

Real Madrid will do everything they can to bring in a new goalkeeper in the summer, reports Mundo Deportivo

Manchester United’s David de Gea is still the top target for the Blancos, but the club feel he may be out of their reach.

Madrid won’t pay more than €90 million for a new shot-stopper, meaning Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois could be the best option for the La Liga giants. 

Tah pens Leverkusen extension 

HD Jonathan Tah

Highly rated centre-back Jonathan Tah has extended his contract at Bayer Leverkusen until 2023. 

The 22-year-old is considered one of the most promising talents in Germany, and has been linked with Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.

Read the full story on Goal! 

Skriniar wants to spend ‘many years’ at Inter

Skriniar - Inter

In-demand Inter defender Milan Skriniar could be set to frustrate a host of suitors after he declared his intent to stay with the Nerazzurri for “many years”.

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The 23-year-old has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona after impressing in his first season with the club. 

Read what Skriniar had to say right here!


Hat-trick hero Griezmann dreaming big in Atleti’s title bid

Hat-trick hero Antoine Griezmann said Atletico Madrid are daring to dream of winning all their remaining games in a bid to reel in LaLiga leaders Barcelona.

Griezmann inspired Atleti to a 5-2 battering of Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday, netting a treble and setting up Koke for another after Diego Costa had capitalised on an Ever Banega error to open the scoring.

Late goals from Pablo Sarabia and Nolito were the only sour note on an otherwise superb Atleti showing, and France forward Griezmann hailed the collective efforts of the team as Diego Simeone’s men remained seven points adrift of Barca following the latest round of matches.

“I’m very happy with the work the team has done despite the two goals we conceded,” he told beIN SPORTS.

“But Sevilla went on the attack with a lot of players. I’m happy with the goals, but most important is the three points. 

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“We’re trying to win all the games we have remaining, we know the work we’re doing is good, I hope we can continue like this. 

“We dream of winning every game and see where that leaves us. We’re a group, everyone, the team, the trainers, the physios are all together.”


‘Before a manager I’m a human being’ – Guardiola explains continued ribbon protest

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted he will continue to wear a yellow ribbon in solidarity with political prisoners in Catalonia after doing so defiantly in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.

Guardiola was charged by the Football Association (FA) on Thursday for wearing the ribbon after Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart were placed in custody as part of the crackdown that followed last October’s referendum on Catalan independence – a poll the national government in Madrid deemed to be illegal.

The FA deemed it a political message but former Barcelona boss Guardiola was in a defiant mood following City’s 3-0 victory over Arsenal – his first piece of silverware since moving to England.

“I accept if I broke the rules. I accept the fine,” Guardiola, who has until March 5 to appeal the charge, told reporters.

“I am a human being and there are four guys in prison plus another guy who is outside Catalonia – if he comes back, he will go to jail.

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“They’re being accused of rebelling – to be that you have to have weapons and they don’t have weapons, they have just the votes in the ballots.

“That’s why I said he’s always with me until the last.

“It’s not about politicians, it’s about democracy. Before I’m a manager I’m a human being.

“I think England knows very well what it means. You did Brexit, you let the people have an opinion.

“You allowed Scotland to have a referendum if they’re going to stay or not and after the people vote – that’s what they’re asking [in Catalonia] and they are in jail right now.”


Wenger trolled by Wembley official in Man City humbling

Arsene Wenger has revealed how Carabao Cup final fourth official Graham Scott cheekily offered to put Arsenal out of their misery as the Gunners were smashed 3-0 by Manchester City at Wembley.

Goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva had a first trophy under Pep Guardiola wrapped up for City by the 65th minute.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had wasted an early chance for Arsenal, but they were thoroughly outplayed as Wenger lost in the final of the competition for the third time.

A disconsolate Wenger recounted how Scott had questioned why the Frenchman wanted to prolong the pain as he made a complaint about the award of three minutes stoppage time.

“It’s difficult to come back,” he told a news conference. “The referee doesn’t give the injury time.

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“When I said, ‘Why don’t you give more time?’ he asked me, ‘Why do you want more time?’

“I told him, ‘It’s not down to you to judge, how long is the time, if you want or not. Give the normal added time.'”


Paris Saint-Germain 3 Marseille 0: Neymar injured in easy Classique win

Neymar was carried off on a stretcher as Kylian Mbappe became the youngest goalscorer in Le Classique history, with the teenager on target in an easy 3-0 Ligue 1 win for Paris Saint-Germain against rivals Marseille.

PSG needed an injury-time free-kick from Edinson Cavani to claim a draw in the reverse fixture – in which Neymar was sent off – but there was no such drama at the Parc des Princes on Sunday until the Brazilian suffered a suspected ankle injury in the closing stages.

Unai Emery’s men, who have won all 14 of their home league games this season, move 14 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 as a result of their victory, with Marseille remaining third.

Mbappe gave PSG an early lead, capitalising on left-back Jordan Amavi losing his footing to run on to a Dani Alves pass and slot in a well-taken finish.

Rolando’s own goal doubled PSG’s lead 17 minutes later, the defender only able to turn Neymar’s effort past goalkeeper Yohann Pele with Cavani lurking behind him.

Neymar was a doubt for the game due to illness but he set up Cavani for a brilliant third after half-time to ensure PSG have a hand on the Ligue 1 trophy with 11 games still to play.

Marseille will have an immediate chance to earn revenge in Wednesday’s Coupe de France quarter-final, however, with Neymar’s participation in that tie questionable after he appeared to roll his right ankle.

Marseille were in front twice in a 2-2 draw in Le Classique earlier in the season but PSG took the lead in the 10th minute.

Alves played a throughball into the box for Mbappe, with a slip by Amavi allowing the teenager to collect the pass and send Pele the wrong way with a smart low shot.

Neymar got above Hiroki Sakai to head wide before Lucas Ocampos was fortunate only to be shown a yellow card for a bad late tackle on Alves.

PSG were dominant and their second arrived after 26 minutes, Rolando scoring an own goal.

Adrien Rabiot combined with Layvin Kurzawa on the left and although Neymar’s first-time shot was heading wide of the far post, Rolando had to try to clear with Cavani ready to tap in, but the defender could only divert the ball beyond Pele.

Neymar bent a superb strike narrowly wide and Marseille coach Rudi Garcia hauled Ocampos off before the break, bringing on Morgan Sanson in a bid to give Marseille a foothold.

PSG continued to control the match after the interval, though, with Cavani wrapping up the points after 55 minutes.

Neymar’s dazzling run and cross created the opportunity for Cavani, who took a sublime first touch, held off and turned Rolando and smashed home an unstoppable finish to score in his third successive Classique appearance.

Rolando almost made amends for his own goal, but Alphonse Areola turned his looping header around the post.

With an eye on next month’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid, Emery was able to rest Mbappe and former Marseille midfielder Lassana Diarra.

But there was bad news as Neymar damaged his ankle in an innocuous challenge with Bouna Sarr, the Brazilian tearful as he left the field on a stretcher.