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Arsenal boss Emery denies Ozil blow-up after West Ham win

August 26,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has denied claims he dropped Mesut Ozil for the win over West Ham. Theres been claims the German went AWOL from training upon learning of Emerys selection. But the manager insisted: Maybe in English it is difficult to explain, but first, why is this information [being reported]? It isnt true. That information needs first to be true. Who is starting to telling you ...

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Tottenham transfer news: PSG could make £100m bid for Christian Eriksen

August 26,2018 by Express.co.uk

Tottenham transfer news: Christian Eriksen is wanted by PSG Eriksen has been on the radar of Real Madrid and Barcelona all summer – but the French giants have emerged as the most likely bidders for his services. PSG will switch their attentions to Eriksen if they fail with a £81m offer for Barca’s Ivan Rakitic, who has a £107m buy-out clause in his contract. The Parisian...

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Chelsea news: Maurizio Sarri makes revelation about Rafael Benitez and discusses tactics

August 26,2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

Chelsea boss Sarri took over from Benitez at Napoli in 2015 and led them to second place, behind champions Juventus last season. It was that success which led Chelsea to turn to the Italian, 59, to replace Antonio Conte this summer. Sarri insists it was his predecessor who laid the foundations – and he will get the chance to show his appreciation when the Blues travel to Benitez’s ...

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Man Utd transfer news: Anthony Martials £87m price tag puts European teams on alert

August 26,2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

IT would have taken a lot for Manchester United to cash in on Anthony Martial before the Premier League transfer window closed – £87million in fact. Clubs interested in United’s French forward, 22, claim that was the fee they were quoted. And presumably that is the amount a foreign club would have to pay this week for Martial if they wanted to sign him before the European wind...

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Wheres Ronaldos replacement?! Half-empty Bernabeu shows Real need a new superstar

August 26,2018 by Goal.com

With the transfer window closing next week, Madrid fans are wondering why their club has yet to react to the loss of their all-time leading scorerReal Madrid were stunned by the loss of club legend and all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in July, so stunned, in fact, that it appears they have forgotten to sign a replacement. More than six weeks after the preening Portuguese absc...

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Unai Emery denies having training-ground row with Mesut Ozil

August 26,2018 by PA

Arsenal manager Unai Emery denied he had a training-ground row with Mesut Ozil in the build-up to his side’s 3-1 Premier League win over West Ham.Ozil was not included in the matchday squad for the game at the Emirates Stadium and reports in Brazil suggested it was because of a falling out with Emery on Friday.However the Spaniard insisted that Ozil’s absence was due to illness and t...

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Allegri hails win over Lazio but picks out shortcomings

August 26,2018 by PA

Massimiliano Allegri felt his Juventus side claimed an important victory over Lazio on Saturday but stressed there was much room for improvement.Goals from Miralem Pjanic and Mario Mandzukic ensured the champions maintained their winning start in Serie A with a 2-0 success at the Juventus Stadium.The game also marked the home debut of star summer signing Cristiano Ronaldo and Allegri is pleased ...

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PSG toughed it out against Angers – Tuchel

August 26,2018 by PA

Paris St Germain coach Thomas Tuchel admitted his Ligue 1 champions were forced to work hard for their 3-1 victory over Angers at Parc des Princes.Edison Cavani, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar were on target but it was only in the second half that PSG were able to pull clear in the face of some resolute defending from the struggling visitors.“It was still a difficult first half for us because we...

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Paul Tisdale needed help from MK Dons players during ‘odd’ reunion with Exeter

August 26,2018 by PA

MK Dons boss Paul Tisdale admitted he struggled with facing Exeter for the first time since he left the club.Tisdale became synonymous with the Grecians during a 12-year spell as boss but left for Milton Keynes during the summer after failing to agree a new contract in Devon.The 45-year-old led his new side to a 1-0 win after Kieran Agard atoned for having a 55th-minute penalty saved by Christy ...

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Bradford fans had every right to boo, says boss Michael Collins

August 26,2018 by PA

Head coach Michael Collins offered no excuses as Bradford slipped to a 2-1 home defeat against Sky Bet League One new boys Wycombe.And he conceded City supporters in the 15,563 crowd had every right to boo his players, saying: “If I was sat in the stands today I would have done the same.”Wycombe were the sharper side, particularly in the first half and deservedly went in front in the...

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Everton boss Silva faces anxious wait over defender Keane

August 26,2018 by PA

Everton boss Marco Silva faces an anxious wait to discover the severity of the injury suffered by Michael Keane in the dramatic 2-2 draw at Bournemouth.England defender Keane was given lengthy treatment on the field in the closing stages at the Vitality Stadium following a nasty collision with team-mate Idrissa Gueye.The 25-year-old, who scored the Toffees’ second goal, left the pitch on a...

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‘We have a lot more to do’ – Liverpool boss Klopp

August 26,2018 by PA

Liverpool may be top of the league with a 100 per cent record having not yet conceded a goal but manager Jurgen Klopp insists they are still a long way from being the finished article.Mohamed Salah’s 29th goal in 29 appearances at Anfield secured a 1-0 win over Brighton in a game when the Reds failed to reach the levels which is now expected of them.However, they ensured they capitalised o...

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Aitor Karanka not fooled by Nottingham Forest’s unbeaten run

August 26,2018 by PA

Nottingham Forest cannot continue to “fool themselves” by using their unbeaten status to gloss over poor performances, warns Aitor Karanka.The Reds boss was unhappy despite watching his side stage a dramatic comeback from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Birmingham at the City Ground.Garry Monk’s Blues looked to be on course for their first Championship win of the season – and F...

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Pep Guardiola refuses to blame referee as Manchester City drop points at Wolves

August 25,2018 by PA

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola refused to criticise referee Martin Atkinson after Willy Boly’s handball goal denied the champions at Wolves.The defender turned Joao Moutinho’s cross in with his hand and City needed Aymeric Laporte to rescue a 1-1 draw.Boly’s goal will also increase calls for the introduction of VAR in the Premier League while Sergio Aguero and David Si...

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Ernesto Valverde denies Ivan Rakitics €90m PSG link

August 25,2018 by Goal.com

Ivan Rakitic is one of Barcelonas best players and should not be allowed to leave, according to head coach Ernesto Valverde. Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly lining up a €90million bid for the 30-year-old midfielder, who was a key part of the Croatia side that reached the World Cup final this summer. Barca will not be short on options if the former Sevilla man does...

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Only Liverpool know real reason – Fekir unsure why Reds move collapsed

August 25,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Nabil Fekir cannot understand why his transfer to Liverpool failed to materialise, though the Lyon star insisted it is ancient history as he talked up the possibility of a contract extension. World Cup winner and France international Fekir was on the verge of joining Liverpool before the Premier League side backed out of negotiations amid doubts over the 25-year-olds fitness, according to ...

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Barcelona tighten their core

August 25,2018 by Marca.com

When Arturo Vidal was presented as a Barcelona player a few weeks ago, the Catalonian side looked like it had finally created a tight midfield. However, the question still remains as to which player, if any, will hold the responsibility of playing in former captain, Andres Iniestas central midfield role. He was a one of a kind magician in his position and after his departure, it is unknow...

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Courtois is ready for his debut

August 25,2018 by Marca.com

The tension between Keylor Navas and Thibaut Courtois is on a new dimension, as both goalkeepers are giving their best in practice, but it seems like the Belgian has won the battle and is set to make his debut in Real Madrids visit to Girona. On Saturday, Julen Lopetegui will appear at the pre-match press conference and surely one of the questions will be of the 66 goalkeeper and his pote...

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Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho denies Ed Woodward rift in AWKWARD press conference

August 25,2018 by Express.co.uk

Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho denied his rift at Ed Woodward (Image: Getty) MANCHESTER UNITED manager Jose Mourinho has denied he has fallen out with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward during a tense press conference today. The Red Devils manager spoke briefly to reporters ahead of Mondays crucial clash with Tottenham and was clearly in a bad mood as he walked in 30 minutes early before battin...

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