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Graham Potter hails ‘resilient’ Swansea as Jay Fulton header sees off Preston

August 12,2018 by PA

Swansea manager Graham Potter praised his team’s resilience after they brushed off a testing week to beat Preston 1-0 and make it back-to-back Championship wins.The Welsh side lost four key players in Federico Fernandez, Jordan Ayew, Sam Clucas and Jordi Amat on Thursday’s transfer deadline day to leave Potter with a paper-thin squad.But after their opening-day victory at Sheffield U...

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Lampard left with hard lessons after Leeds drubbing

August 12,2018 by PA

Derby manager Frank Lampard admitted his side had been handed some hard lessons after they were beaten 4-1 at Pride Park by Leeds.Lampard saw Leeds pull his team apart with pace and movement as his first home game in charge ended in a chastening defeat.The quality of Leeds movement forward caused Derby problems from the start and it was no surprise when Mateusz Klich fired a low shot p...

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Wolves fightback gives boss Nuno something to cheer

August 12,2018 by PA

Nuno Espirito Santo hailed the character of his Wolves team after they battled back to draw with Everton.Wanderers’ return to the Premier League began with a 2-2 draw as they twice came from a goal down to earn a point against the 10-man Toffees at Molineux.Debutant Richarlison, Everton’s club-record signing, scored a goal in each half either side of Ruben Neves’ equaliser from...

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Pochettino happy with Kane contribution as August drought goes on

August 11,2018 by PA

Mauricio Pochettino is confident Harry Kane will hit the goals trail once again despite drawing a blank in Tottenham’s 2-1 Premier League victory at Newcastle.Remarkably, the prolific England captain has never found the back of the net in the top flight in August, a run which now stretches to 14 games, although his club boss is certain it will only be a matter of time before Kane shakes of...

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Mbappe seeks to maintain that winning feeling

August 11,2018 by PA

Kylian Mbappe wants to sweep the winning feeling France generated at the World Cup into Paris St Germain’s quest for an eighth Ligue 1 crown.The French champions launch their title defence against Caen at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.Neymar is set to return after missing the final three months of last season with a foot problem before recovering in time to lead Brazil in Russia.Mbappe&rs...

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Tiemoue Bakayoko close to AC Milan loan move from Chelsea

August 11,2018 by Skysports.com

Tiemoue Bakayoko joined Chelsea for £40m last summer Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko to join AC Milan on a season-long loan, according to Sky sources. The 23-year-old France international joined the Blues from Monaco last summer for £40m and started 25 Premier League games in his first season in the Premier League. Any loan deal for Bakayoko is likely to in...

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Sevilla reach agreement to sign Andre Silva on loan

August 11,2018 by Goal.com

Sevilla and AC Milan have reached an agreement that will see Andre Silva move to La Liga on a one-year loan deal. The Portugal forward moved to San Siro last summer, but failed to establish himself as Milan endured yet another mediocre Serie A season in 2017-18. Now, with Gonzalo Higuain arriving at the club to heighten the competition among the Rossoneris forwards, Silva has opted for a m...

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Everton take Chelsea defender Zouma on loan

August 11,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Kurt Zouma has belatedly completed a season-long loan move from Chelsea to Everton, the Toffees have announced. Zouma spent last season on loan at Stoke City, who were relegated to the Championship, after struggling for regular football during Chelseas 2016-17 Premier League title-winning campaign. The two-cap France defender had been expected to finalise a switch to Goodison Park before Th...

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Unai Emery must solve Mesut Ozil puzzle claims club legend

August 11,2018 by Express.co.uk

Arsenal news: Mesut Ozil is key to the Gunners having a good season claims Alan Smith (Image: GETTY) MESUT OZIL remains the puzzle that Arsenal have still to unlock – and that is after five years of trying. But former Gunners striker Alan Smith believes that if new manager Unai Emery can find the key to that conundrum, it could be the trigger for a very good debut season in charge for th...

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Everton: A luxury client for Barcelona this summer

August 11,2018 by Marca.com

Barcelona should consider a way of formally honouring Everton this summer as the Premier League side have become a valued customer at the Camp Nou, sending a total of 52.6 million euros to the club in exchange for players that Ernesto Valverde was keen to offload. Having already taken Lucas Digne, Everton signed Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes on Thursday after some complicated negotiations, with ...

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Paul Pogba explains penalty row with Alexis Sanchez: Man United have no designated penalty-taker

August 11,2018 by ESPN

Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring in Manchester Uniteds Premier League win over Leicester City. OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images Paul Pogba revealed that Manchester United do not have a designated penalty-taker, following an on-pitch discussion with Alexis Sanchez in their Premier League-opening 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday. United were awarded a penalty in the opening two minutes when ...

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Michy Batshuayi to leave Chelsea and join Valencia on loan

August 11,2018 by Skysports.com

Michy Batshuayi is heading out on his second loan spell since moving to Chelsea Valencia have agreed a deal to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on loan until the end of the season. The move comes just hours after Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri admitted his squad was too large and he was willing to allow some of his fringe players to leave before the end of the month. Batshuayi joined C...

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri reacts to Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid plea over Eden Hazard

August 11,2018 by Express.co.uk

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says Eden Hazard wont follow Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid (Image: GETTY) CHELSEA boss Maurizio Sarri insists it is impossible that the Blues will let Eden Hazard leave for Real Madrid this summer despite Thibaut Courtois trying to persuade him to join. Courtois finally sealed his dream move to the Bernabeu this week after months of refusing to sign a new deal....

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Jose Mourinho praises ‘monster’ performance from Paul Pogba

August 11,2018 by PA

Jose Mourinho hailed a “monster” performance from Paul Pogba after the World Cup winner answered Manchester United’s call and helped deliver victory against Leicester.France international Pogba played, and scored, in the World Cup final just 26 days ago but with options thin on the ground he barely hesitated when invited to take to the field against the Foxes.Mourinho would rat...

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England forward Jamie Vardy signs new deal with Leicester City

August 10,2018 by Skysports.com

Jamie Vardy signs a new contract at Leicester City Jamie Vardy has signed a new four-year contract with Leicester City that takes him up to 2022. The new deal will keep Vardy at the King Power Stadium until he is 35 years old and Sky sources understand it will make him the highest-paid player in Leicester Citys history. His previous contract, signed in 2016 after Leicester won the Premier Le...

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Barcelona holding firm on Ousmane Dembele amid Arsenal, PSG links - sources

August 10,2018 by ESPN

Barcelona maintain that Ousmane Dembele is not for sale this summer despite reported interest from Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, sources have told ESPN FC. Journalist Kike Marin reported on Thursday that Arsenal had made an offer worth €100 million for the France international, hours before the transfer window closed in England. Earlier in the day, reports in France had su...

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Chelsea transfer news: Eden Hazard URGED to join Thibaut Courtois at Real Madrid

August 10,2018 by Express.co.uk

Stamford Bridge goalkeeper Courtois completed his £35 million switch to Real on a six year deal on Wednesday night - but only by forcing the move after going AWOL from training at Chelsea. The Belgian World Cup goalkeeper had made no secret of his wish to move to the Bernabeu, because he wanted to be nearer his two children who both live in Spain. But yesterday, as Courtois, who won two P...

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Unhappy Alexis: Man Utd shouldve signed Vidal

August 10,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez feels they shouldve signed Arturo Vidal. Alexis Chile teammate left Bayern Munich for Barcelona earlier this week - though had also been linked with United. Both Chilean players share the same agent, Fernando Felicevich, and Alexis was disappointed United didnt do more to sign the midfielder. To compete at the highest level we need players like h...

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Real Madrid intensify contact with PSG striker Kylian Mbappe

August 10,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Real Madrid are maintaining contact with PSG striker Kylian Mbappe. Le 10 Sport says Real are watching Mbappes situation - though a move this month for the World Cup winner is unlikely. Instead, Real will keep tabs on Mbappe with the aim of ferrying him away from France in a years time. While Mbappe and his father rejected Real president Florentino Perez 12 months ago when leaving AS Mona...

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