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England World Cup winner Ray Wilson dies aged 83

May 17,2018 by Goal.com

Former England and Everton left-back Ray Wilson has died aged 83. Wilson was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease in 2004 and passed away in Huddersfield on Tuesday. He earned 63 caps for England and was part of the World Cup-winning side of 1966, adding to the FA Cup trophy he lifted with Everton that year. Football Association chairman Greg Clarke said in a statement: We are extremely sadd...

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West Ham set to move for Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez

May 17,2018 by Skysports.com

Rafael Benitez replaced Steve McClaren at Newcastle in March 2016 West Ham are planning on making a move for Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez, according to Sky sources. The Spaniard almost became Hammers boss in the summer of 2015 before they were gazumped by Real Madrid. West Ham co-owner David Sullivan remains on good terms with Benitez. Benitez is believed to have a £6m release ...

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Guardiola is named the Premier Leagues manager of the year

May 17,2018 by Marca.com

Manchester Citys 100-point season has seen Pep Guardiola named as the best coach in the Premier League. Not only did he win the leagues own award for the best coach, but he also claimed the League Managers Associations own prize. He beat the likes of Rafa Benitez, Sean Dyche, Roy Hodgson, Chris Hughton and Jurgen Klopp to the award, one which he inherits from Antonio Conte, who won it l...

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Alexis Sanchez guaranteed FA Cup start as Manchester United target Chelsea ace Willian

May 17,2018 by Express.co.uk

Alexis Sanchez will start for Man Utd, while Willian may play his last game for Chelsea ALEXIS SANCHEZ will be on one of the first names on Jose Mourinhos team-sheet for Saturdays FA cup final – thanks to his remarkable Wembley record. The Chile striker has struggled to find his best form for Manchester United since his January move from Arsenal. He has scored only three goals but one...

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Arsenals Cristiano Ronaldo bid failed over £12m price tag - Arsene Wenger

May 17,2018 by ESPN

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal failed to sign Cristiano Ronaldo as a teenager because they wouldnt match Manchester Uniteds £12 million bid for Sporting CP starlet. Wenger identified Ronaldo as the player he most regrets missing out on in an interview with Arsenals official website, and described how close he was to signing the Portuguese player as an 18-year-old in 2003. He was here wi...

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Arsenal to hold talks with Mikel Arteta over managers job

May 17,2018 by Skysports.com

Mikel Arteta could succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager Arsenal will hold talks with Mikel Arteta on Thursday about becoming their new manager, according to Sky sources. Former Gunners midfielder Arteta is the leading candidate to succeed Arsene Wenger and if appointed, he would be handed a transfer budget in the region of £50m this summer. The Arsenal executives, who are responsible...

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England name World Cup squad: Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere out; Trent Alexander-Arnold in

May 17,2018 by ESPN

Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere were left out of Englands World Cup squad on Wednesday by manager Gareth Southgate, who included uncapped 19-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold. The selection of 19-year-old defender Alexander-Arnold comes after some fine performances in Liverpools run to the Champions League final. Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope and Fabian Delph ...

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Griezmann not interested in transfer talk after Europa League heroics

May 17,2018 by Goal.com

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann had no interest in discussing his future after leading the Spanish side to the Europa League trophy. Griezmann, 27, has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona in the close-season, despite being contracted with Atletico until 2022. The forward showed once more just why he is in demand, scoring a brace in Atleticos 3-0 win over Marseille in the Eu...

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Paul Warne expresses pride as Rotherham move step closer to Championship return

May 17,2018 by PA

Rotherham boss Paul Warne says getting to Wembley goes some way to repairing the pain of last season.The Millers beat Scunthorpe 4-2 on aggregate in the League One play-off semi-final, with goals from Richard Wood and Will Vaulks either side of half-time earning a 2-0 second-leg win at New York Stadium.It puts them one win away from bouncing straight back to the Championship after they were rele...

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Antoine Griezmann secures ‘dream’ Europa League triumph with Atletico Madrid

May 17,2018 by PA

Antoine Griezmann was “determined” to land his first major trophy with Atletico Madrid as his brace led to Europa League glory against Marseille.The 27-year-old France international has been heavily linked with a move away from the Wanda Metropolitano this summer and showed his class as Atleti ran out comfortable 3-0 winners in Lyon.Griezmann struck in either half as Madrid captain G...

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Arsenal table opening bid for Roma striker Cengiz Under

May 16,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Arsenal are chasing AS Roma striker Cengiz Under for the summer market. TMW says both Arsenal and AS Monaco have had offers of €30m and €35m, respectively, for the Turkish youngster rejected by Roma. The Giallarossi rate Under nearer to €50m. He turns 21 in July and has scored eight goals with two assists in 32 competitive games this term. Director of sport Monchi complete...

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Man Utd boss Mourinho launching bid for AC Milan captain Bonucci

May 16,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Manchester United are moving for AC Milan captain Leonardo Bonucci. Tuttosport says United boss Jose Mourinho wants to bring the 31 year-old to England this summer. If he were to move on, Milan would need to make a profit, having paid €42m to sign him from Juventus only a year ago. Bonucci resisted a switch to Manchester City two years ago because his youngest son had very serious hea...

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Davinson Sanchez signs new Spurs deal one year after becoming clubs record signing

May 16,2018 by squawka.com

Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez has signed a new deal keeping him with the club until 2024. The Colombian only joined Spurs last summer, for a club-record £42 million, but has formed a good partnership with Jan Vertonghen at the heart of the clubs defence. Davinson, 21, has ensured Spurs have not missed the injured Toby Alderweireld and his performances during his debut Pre...

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Arsenal next manager: Gunners board stall over the appointment of Mikel Arteta

May 16,2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

Arsenal are yet to make a decision on Mikel Arteta Majority shareholder Stan Kronke and the rest of the board are set to meet on Monday to discuss giving the job to the Spaniard. The preferred choice of chief executive Ivan Gazidis, former Arsenal midfielder Arteta, has emerged as red-hot favourite to take over from Wenger. He leapt to prominence after Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri had s...

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Ronaldo, Carvajal back in full Real Madrid training

May 16,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Real Madrid have released footage of Tuesdays training session, showing Cristiano Ronaldo and Dani Carvajal looking sharp after injury. Cristiano Ronaldo and Dani Carvajal have returned to full team training with Real Madrid. Portugal star Ronaldo has missed the last two LaLiga games after suffering an ankle injury in the first half of the 2-2 draw with Barcelona on May 6. Carvajal, meanwh...

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Germany World Cup squad omits Mario Gotze as Joachim Low signs new contract

May 16,2018 by ESPN

Mario Gotze was not included in Germanys preliminary World Cup squad announced on Tuesday by the German football federation (DFB), which also revealed a contract extension for coach Joachim Low through the 2022 World Cup. Low, who had been linked with a move to Arsenal to replace Arsene Wenger, had been under contract through Euro 2020 and said he is driven by the idea of developing and fur...

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Jack Wilshere to miss out on Englands World Cup squad

May 16,2018 by Skysports.com

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will not be part of the England squad at this summers World Cup, Sky sources understand. Wilshere becomes the second high-profile player understood to be told by manager Gareth Southgate on Tuesday he will not be involved in Russia, with Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, who spent the season on loan at West Ham, also believed to have been informed he has bee...

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Hazard warns Chelsea: I must win trophies

May 16,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Chelsea ace Eden Hazard admits he needs assurances about their title ambitions to stay. They face Premier League runners-up Manchester United in the FA Cup final on Saturday evening. The 27-year-old said: I need two more trophies: Champions League and FA Cup. I think, to play Champions League next season is important. To win trophies also. Trophies are important. FA Cup, League Cup, Premi...

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Messi: I dont compete with Ronaldo to be the best

May 16,2018 by Marca.com

It appears the Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo debate still does not interest the Barcelona star, who is out only to win trophies. Lionel Messi insists he does not compete with Cristiano Ronaldo to be considered the worlds best player, although he admits he finds it motivating to see Real Madrid in the Champions League final. The attacking duo have shared the Ballon dOr between them ...

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