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Sergio Aguero to join Lionel Messi at Barcelona? Man City stars dad gives cryptic answer

April 19,2018 by Express.co.uk

Argentina international Sergio Aguero has scored 199 goals in 292 Manchester City appearances SERGIO AGUERO could join Lionel Messi at Barcelona when the transfer window rolls around this summer. At least thats what the Manchester City stars father Leonel del Castillo hinted after giving a cryptic answer when asked if a move may be on the cards. Sergio Aguero has forged a reputation as one ...

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte lays into Burnleys Sean Dyche in astonishing rant

April 19,2018 by Express.co.uk

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has let fly at Sean Dyche ANTONIO CONTE has taken a remarkable swipe at rival Sean Dyche by claiming the Burnley manager has had it easy this season. Conte, whose under-performing Chelsea side visit Turf Moor tonight with only four league wins this year under their belts, reckons starting out the season battling against the drop is easier than fighting for the title....

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Rummenigge: If theres a team that can beat Real Madrid, its Bayern Munich

April 19,2018 by Marca.com

Stopping Real Madrid from winning a third straight Champions League title will be no easy feat but Bayern Munich CEO Karl Heinz Rummenigge has backed his side to knock out the holders. A titanic semi-final clash is set to unfold between the European giants over the coming weeks with Die Rotens team spirit being emphasised ahead of the tie. To beat Real Madrid, we need to win two games, but...

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Liverpool target rising Wolverhampton star Ruben Neves

April 19,2018 by ESPN

Wolverhampton Wanderers wonderkid Ruben Neves has emerged as a leading target for Liverpool following his exploits in the Championship this season, reports TalkSport. Neves has helped steer Wolves back to the Premier League, scoring some stunning goals along the way, and his sparkling performances have apparently caught the eye of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp. Having made his Porto debut at 17 and...

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Jose Mourinho defends Paul Pogba after Paul Scholes criticism

April 19,2018 by PA

Jose Mourinho has rejected stinging criticism from Paul Scholes on Paul Pogba, insisting the France midfielder produced another “top performance” at Bournemouth.Pogba laid on Romelu Lukaku’s goal as Manchester United prevailed 2-0 in Wednesday’s Premier League clash, with Chris Smalling also on target.Former United midfielder Scholes insisted Pogba’s below-par showi...

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Massimiliano Allegri turns his attention to Napoli

April 19,2018 by PA

Massimiliano Allegri switched the focus to Juventus’ top-of-the-table clash with Napoli after the leaders were held to a 1-1 draw by Crotone.Juve started brightly, with Alex Sandro opening the scoring after 17 minutes but they were pegged back in the 65th minute as Simy’s overhead kick drew the hosts level.And Napoli’s 4-2 victory over Udinese saw Juve’s advantage at the ...

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Chelsea legend Michael Essien gives backing to under-fire manager Antonio Conte

April 18,2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

Antonio Conte has come under heavy pressure at Chelsea this season Conte guided Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge but has had a disastrous second campaign in England. The Blues look set to miss out on qualifying for the Champions League as they sit eight points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, with the FA Cup their only hope of silverware. But Essien, w...

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Jack Wilshere EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal star makes bombshell DECISION on his Gunners future

April 18,2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

Jack Wilshere: Arsenal star accepts his time is up at Arsenal The England midfielder has no intention of signing the £80,000-a-week contract offer on the table from the Gunners. And he has told pals he does not expect boss Arsene Wenger to come up with a better one before the end of the season meaning he is resigned to leaving. Everton remain keen on landing the 26-year-old on a free thi...

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Man Utd boss Mourinho settles on Fred as Pogba replacement

April 18,2018 by tribalfootball.com

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is stepping up their pursuit of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred. The Mirror says Mourinho wants Brazilian star Fred as a midfield replacement for Paul Pogba. United are rivalling neighbours and new champions Man City in the £50million battle to sign the Shakhtar Donetsk anchorman. And Mourinhos determination to sign him is further indication that P...

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Bayern Munich confirm Vidal ruled out for the season

April 18,2018 by Marca.com

Arturo Vidal will not have the chance to banish his demons against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals after a knee injury ruled him out for the rest of the season. Sent off in Bayern Munichs trip to Estadio Santiago Bernabeu last season, the Chilean had hoped to be fit for at least the second leg of this years tie despite undergoing surgery following a training ground injury. ...

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Jose Mourinho threatens to drop star Man Utd players ahead of FA Cup semi-final vs Spurs

April 18,2018 by squawka.com

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has indicated he is prepared to drop first-team regulars over issues with form ahead of the trip to Wembley on Saturday. Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera all face the chop for the clash against Tottenham, which follows a midweek match with Bournemouth. The Old Trafford side have taken on the Lilywhites on 13 occasions in the hist...

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Barcelona can win both LaLiga and the Copa del Rey next weekend

April 18,2018 by Marca.com

With a point against Celta Vigo on Tuesday night, Barcelona are one step closer to a domestic double that could be wrapped up by Sunday. The first title, the Copa del Rey, is primarily up to the Blaugrana as they face Sevilla at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday night in a straight shootout for the cup crown. But that could quickly be added to with the league trophy if results go t...

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Kylian Mbappe, Thiago Alcantara top Pep Guardiolas transfer wishlist at Manchester City

April 18,2018 by Skysports.com

Mbappe and Thiago Alcantara are both City targets Paris Saint-Germains Kylian Mbappe and Bayern Munichs Thiago Alcantara head Manchester Citys summer transfer wanted list, Sky Sports News understands. City are looking to bring in three key additions to their first-team squad - with reports suggesting Pep Guardiola will have a summer war chest of around £200m to build a squad capable of...

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Mohamed Salah would swap Golden Boot for a Liverpool Champions League win in an instant

April 18,2018 by squawka.com

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah would happily give up winning the Premier League Golden Boot Award if it meant that Liverpool could win the Champions League this season. The Egyptian, 25, has suggested he would rather head to the World Cup in Russia this summer having helped Liverpool secure a top four finish in the Premier League while also winning the Champions League. Since joining from A...

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Ainsworth delighted with Wycombe’s point at Lincoln

April 18,2018 by PA

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth could not hide his delight at earning a hard-earned point on his return to Sincil Bank as his side drew 0-0 with Lincoln.The point took third-placed Wycombe a step nearer promotion and Ainsworth was full of parise for the home side.He said: “What a fantastic place this is. To see how far this club has come and the support like they had makes our point even bet...

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Cook thrilled as Wigan take step towards promotion

April 18,2018 by PA

Wigan boss Paul Cook hailed an ‘outstanding win’ over Oxford that means his Sky Bet League One leaders can clinch promotion back to the Championship as early as this weekend.The Latics had thrashed Oxford 7-0 just before Christmas, but this one was so tight that one goal always looked as though it could be decisive.And just three minutes remained when substitutes Devante Cole and Wil...

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Paul Tisdale still targeting automatic promotion

April 18,2018 by PA

Exeter manager Paul Tisdale was relieved his side were able to see off stiff resistance from relegation-threatened Chesterfield and keep alive their hopes of automatic promotion from League Two with a 2-1 win at St James’ Park.Jayden Stockley’s 22nd goal of the season and an own goal by Alex Whitmore put the Grecians firmly in control before Andy Kellett set up a nervy final few minu...

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Keith Hill encouraged by Rochdale’s draw with Oldham

April 18,2018 by PA

Keith Hill took heart from his side’s courage as Rochdale were held to a goaless draw at home by League One relegation rivals Oldham.Dale dominated the game, having a first half penalty saved by Latics goalkeeper Johny Placide, while they also had a goal disallowed in the second half.Despite having the far better chances, they could not find a winner, but Rochdale boss Hill was still reaso...

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Millers boss Warne still thinking in terms of worst case scenario

April 18,2018 by PA

Rotherham boss Paul Warne has refused to accept his team have booked their play-off place after an impressive 1-0 win at Gillingham.The Millers moved nine points clear of seventh-placed Plymouth, who have two games in hand, after Will Vaulks’ first-half goal sealed victory in Kent.It would take an unlikely set of results to see Warne’s men drop out of the top six, but he is not budgi...

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