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Five top players who have been set aside by their clubs

February 14,2019 by Marca.com

The Isco situation at Real Madrid is not unique in European football, as there are several clubs that have set aside some of the most important players in their squad. For one reason or another, players such as Adrien Rabiot, James Rodriguez, Paulo Dybala, Riyad Mahrez and Mesut Ozil have all been dropped to the bench this season. Adrien Rabiot (PSG) Rabiots case is different from that of I...

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Solskjaer: Manchester United cant feel sorry for themselves after PSG loss

February 14,2019 by ESPN

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his Manchester United squad that anyone feeling sorry for themselves after the Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain will be dropped. United play Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday and Solskjaer wants to see some fight from his players in when they get back to Carrington to prepare for the trip to Stamford Bridge. Weve got Chelsea and Liv...

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Zidane taking over Chelsea would be dream for fans… as it means Hazard stays

February 14,2019 by Thesun.co.uk

Chelsea are understood to be eyeing up an approach to bring in Zinedine Zidane ZINEDINE ZIDANES potential appointment at Chelsea could pave the way for Eden Hazard to commit his long-term future at the club. SunSport exclusively revealed that the Blues are ready to turn to the 46-year-old to replace Maurizio Sarri following the humiliating 6-0 defeat against Manchester City. The Italian is u...

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Spalletti: Icardi was called up but refused to join the Inter team in Vienna

February 14,2019 by Marca.com

After being stripped of the Inter captaincy, Nerazzurri boss Luciano Spalletti has also revealed that Mauro Icardi refused to fly with the team to Vienna despite being called up for their Europa League match. Icardi is locked in a dispute over a new deal at Inter, plus comments from wife and agent Wanda Nara have inflamed the situation and Samir Handanovic has now been given the Inter armban...

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Sadio Mane and Naby Keita urge RB Leipzig striker Werner to join Liverpool amid transfer interest

February 14,2019 by Thesun.co.uk

Timo Werner is on the radar of Liverpool as he decides on whether to quit RB Leipzig SADIO MANE and Naby Keita have linked up to tell Timo Werner he should join them at Liverpool next season. RB Leipzig star Werner is one of the most highly sought after front players in Europe after and could decide to quit the Bundesliga club this summer. The 22-year-old has just one more year left on his co...

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Juventus to offer huge player-plus-cash deal for Mohamed Salah

February 14,2019 by Dailystar.co.uk

Liverpool transfer news: Juventus are eager to sign Mohamed Salah (Pic: GETTY) JUVENTUS are plotting a monster player-plus-cash deal for Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah. The Serie A leaders are reportedly interested in bringing the 26-year-old forward back to Italy. Liverpool signed Salah from Roma in the summer of 2017 and he has proven to be a bargain at around £37m. He has scored 6...

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Man Utd lining up summer transfer for £100m Benfica midfield prodigy Joao Felix

February 14,2019 by Thesun.co.uk

Benfica would want around £100m for Joao Felix, a 19-year-old midfielder who has already been capped nine times by Portugual at under-21 level MANCHESTER UNITED are lining up a sensational summer swoop for Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix. The Portuguese midfielder has impressed Old Trafford scouts who have watched him on a number of occasions this season. The 19-year-old was also watched th...

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Arsene Wenger drops Arsenal transfer revelation: I wanted to take him from Man City

February 14,2019 by Dailystar.co.uk

Arsene Wenger wanted to sign Jadon Sancho for Arsenal (Pic: BEIN SPORT/GETTY) ARSENE WENGER has revealed he tried to lure Jadon Sancho to Arsenal from Manchester City. The 18-year-old winger has emerged as one of England’s hottest prospects after quitting the Etihad Stadium for Borussia Dortmund in 2017. He has scored nine goals in 40 appearances for the Bundesliga giants but his care...

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Transfer news UPDATES: Man Utd move for £100m Joao Felix, Chelsea loanee close to permanent exit

February 14,2019 by Goal.com

Chelsea loanee close to permanent exit On-loan Chelsea youngster Ola Aina could make his move to Torino permanent, according to the Mirror. Aina, 22, has become a key player for the Serie A side, who are now interested in exercising the £9 million ($11.5m) purchase option included in the full-backs loan agreement. Man City make Ndombele approach Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola h...

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Tottenham 3 Borussia Dortmund 0: Spurs earn commanding first-leg lead

February 14,2019 by Goal.com

Tottenham will take a 3-0 advantage into their Champions League last-16 second leg with Borussia Dortmund after victory at Wembley. Tottenham took a huge step towards the Champions League quarter-finals as goals from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente sealed a 3-0 first-leg win over Borussia Dortmund. Son converted Spurs first shot on target at Wembley on Wednesday as the Bun...

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Alex Neil: Preston showed more hunger than Norwich

February 14,2019 by PA

Alex Neil believes his Preston side were hungrier than Norwich after masterminding a 3-1 Sky Bet Championship victory over his former team at Deepdale.The Scot was at the helm the last time promotion-chasing Norwich were in the Premier League in 2016 before his contract was terminated a year later following relegation.But he watched on as Preston handed the Canaries their first away defeat in 13...

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Dean Smith frustrated by officiating after Aston Villa go down at Brentford

February 14,2019 by PA

Dean Smith lamented the “pathetic” decisions that have cost Aston Villa this season, the latest of which was a challenge on top-scorer Tammy Abraham in a 1-0 defeat to Brentford at Griffin Park.Neal Maupay struck the killer blow in stoppage time, but around 20 minutes earlier, the on-loan striker from Chelsea had the visiting faithful up in arms when he went over the challenge of Jul...

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Reading boss Jose Gomes hails masked match-winner Nelson Oliveira’s courage

February 14,2019 by PA

Reading manager Jose Gomes praised the bravery of Nelson Oliveira after the Portuguese striker marked his return from serious facial injuries by scoring the winner in the 2-1 victory at home to Blackburn.Having been totally outplayed for long spells in the opening period, Reading went ahead in first-half stoppage time from John Swift’s close-range effort.Blackburn equalised in the 82nd min...

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Chris Wilder delighted with Sheffield United’s reaction against Middlesbrough

February 14,2019 by PA

Chris Wilder was pleased with the reaction of his Sheffield United players as they beat Middlesbrough 1-0 a few days after their capitulation at Aston Villa thanks to substitute Richard Stearman’s first goal of the campaign.Last Friday, the Blades threw away a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 at Villa Park but they bounced back with a hard-earned victory – which saw them close the gap on the top...

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Lambert vows not to give up survival hopes after Ipswich draw with Derby

February 14,2019 by PA

Ipswich manager Paul Lambert promised not to give up on his team saving themselves from relegation from the Championship following a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Derby.But Rams manager Frank Lampard was disappointed with his team after taking an early lead and not going on to win the game.The draw kept the visitors in seventh spot in the Championship, level on 51 points with Middlesbrough in sixth ...

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Leeds should have won by more against Swansea – Marcelo Bielsa

February 14,2019 by PA

Marcelo Bielsa was left frustrated by Leeds’ finishing after they clung on against Swansea despite dominating the Sky Bet Championship clash.First-half goals from Pontus Jansson and Jack Harrison set Bielsa’s side up for a commanding victory but Leeds spurned a host of chances and had to repel a late Swans charge after Oli McBurnie’s 87th-minute penalty.United held on to record...

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Paul Cook happy with a point from Stoke stalemate

February 14,2019 by PA

Wigan manager Paul Cook was happy enough with a point from a Sky Bet Championship stalemate with Stoke at the DW Stadium.The home side extended their unbeaten run to three games with the 0-0 draw but lacked the necessary spark in the final third to push for the win.Stoke arguably had the better of the chances, although the closest they came was in the first half when Joe Allen’s shot took ...

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VAR produced the right decision in disallowing Ajax goal – Thibaut Courtois

February 14,2019 by PA

Thibaut Courtois felt video technology had come to the right decision after Ajax had a goal chalked off in Real Madrid’s 2-1 Champions League win.A header from Nicolas Tagliafico was ruled out by VAR, apparently because Dusan Tadic was in an offside position and standing in front of Real goalkeeper Courtois as the ball looped in.However, Courtois seemed to think the offence had o...

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Adam Lewis happy to be part of Liverpools Marbella camp

February 13,2019 by Tribalfootball.com

Adam Lewis is delighted to be part with Liverpools senior squad training in Marbella. Lewis was named in Jürgen Klopps travelling squad that flew out to Spain on Monday - and the 19-year-old is determined to impress the manager during their four-day stay. Its an unbelievable experience, to be honest, Lewis told Liverpoolfc.com in Marbella. Obviously I had an idea that I was going...

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