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Arsenal make Leon Bailey prime target to replace Man City-bound Alexis Sanchez

December 25,2017 by Dailystar.co.uk

Leon Bailey is Arsenals top target to replace Alexis Sanchez The Bayer Leverkusen winger, a close friend of world-record sprinter Usain Bolt, is valued at £35million by the Bundesliga club. Arsenal made their latest check on Bailey, 20, a week ago, when he scored twice in a 4-4 draw at Hannover. And Bailey followed up that with the winning goal at Borussia Monchengladbach in midweek ...

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PSG star Neymar agrees deal to join Real Madrid - report in Spain

December 25,2017 by Dailystar.co.uk

NEYMAR has agreed a deal to sign for Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain. Diario Gol claim that the Brazilian is set to sign for Los Blancos in time for the 2019/20 season. Club president Florentino Perez has told the 25-year-old hell pay a world-record £222m and make him the worlds highest-paid player to bring him to the Bernabeu. Neymar wants to stay in France for two seasons ...

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud transfer hopes hit by injury

December 25,2017 by tribalfootball.com

Arsenal striker Olivier Girouds hopes of a January departure have been hit by a hamstring injury. The Mirror says Girouds hamstring injury could rule the striker out of action until February, according to reports from France. The muscle tear would also prevent the Arsenal forward from securing a move in the January transfer window. Both Everton and West Ham have been among the teams monit...

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Man Utd boss Mourinho raps Rashford over diving row: Be like Mahrez

December 25,2017 by tribalfootball.com

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Marcus Rashford is too honest for his own good. Mourinho hinted after their 2-2 draw at Leicester City that Rashford couldve won a penalty if hed been more intelligent like Riyad Mahrez. Referee John Moss booked Riyad Mahrez for diving nine minutes from time and after the match Mourinho claimed that Rashford should have tried his luck when he tri...

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Alonso demands clinical Chelsea after very disappointing Everton draw

December 25,2017 by fourfourtwo.com

Chelsea duo Marcos Alonso and Antonio Rudiger want the champions to respond swiftly to their setback at Everton. Marcos Alonso has called for Chelsea to be more clinical as they look to bounce back from their goalless draw with Everton. The champions dominated Saturdays Premier League clash at Goodison Park but failed to make the most of their opportunities against Sam Allardyces diligent ...

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Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool: Claims of huge breakthrough, £70m deal now will go through

December 25,2017 by Dailystar.co.uk

Van Dijk was a top target for the Reds in the summer but no deal went through. Liverpool were forced into an embarrassing public apology to Southampton after being accused of tapping up the player. He ended up staying put at St Marys but could now be on the move in January. Irish newspaper the Sunday World report Liverpool have made a major breakthrough in their pursuit of the Dutch defender...

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Allegri: Absolutely no problem with Dybala

December 24,2017 by fourfourtwo.com

Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri insists there is no problem with Paulo Dybala after the star forward was again on the bench. Reports of a rift between Dybala and club have developed after Juve vice-president Pavel Nedved this month urged him to make lots of sacrifices in his private life. The Argentina international started and scored in the Coppa Italia victory over Genoa midweek...

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola makes defender Milan Skriniar No 1 January transfer target

December 24,2017 by Express.co.uk

Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar is Manchester Citys top target MANCHESTER CITY boss Pep Guardiola has made Inter Milan central defender Milan Skriniar his No 1 January transfer target. Guardiola who is watching his side run away with the Premier League title has ear marked Slovakian international Skriniar as his next big signing. The 22 year-old has been in stunning form for Inter this seaso...

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Tottenham to swoop for Ross Barkley and Luke Shaw

December 24,2017 by Express.co.uk

Tottenham are eyeing Ross Barkley and Luke Shaw TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to launch a double January transfer swoop for Ross Barkley and Luke Shaw to revive his side’s bid for honours. Pochettino has seen his side slip outside of the top four and is ready to bring in reinforcements when the transfer window opens next week. He is ready to battle Chelsea for England midf...

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Jose Mourinho called his Man United players childish after Leicester draw

December 24,2017 by ESPN

Jose Mourinho looks on during Manchester Uniteds 2-2 draw with Leicester City. Jose Mourinho accused his players of being childish after Manchester United conceded a stoppage-time equaliser to draw with 10-man Leicester. Harry Maguire made it 2-2 in the fourth minute of injury time at the King Power Stadium after two goals from Juan Mata had cancelled out Jamie Vardys opener for Leicester,...

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Zinedine Zidane is to blame for Reals costly Clasico defeat vs. Barcelona

December 24,2017 by ESPN

Well, thats the Zinedine Zidane honeymoon well and truly finished. It was ended by a historic stat, too: Barcelona have never before won three straight Liga clasicos at the Santiago Bernabeu. It was also ended, quite possibly, by the earliest in living memory that Madrid, in the calendar year before the title can actually be awarded, are out of the race to be champions. But as someone who has ...

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Messi: How nice to end the year with an important victory in El Clasico

December 24,2017 by Marca.com

Taking the opportunity to congratulate his teammates, Lionel Messi posted a picture of himself on his social networks celebrating the penalty that made the score 2-0 to Barcelona at Real Madrid. The win takes the Catalans 14 points clear of Los Blancos heading into the winter break, and means they are 25 games unbeaten in all competitions since the start of the season. Great to end the year...

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JUVENTUS 1 ROMA 0: BENATIA DENTS FORMER CLUBS SCUDETTO HOPES

December 24,2017 by Goal.com

Roma have been beaten by each of Serie As top three sides after going down to Juventus in a significant blow to their Scudetto hopes. Juventus survived a late barrage to deal a blow to Romas Scudetto hopes and keep pace with Serie A leaders Napoli as Medhi Benatia clinched a tense 1-0 victory at Allianz Stadium. Former Roma defender Benatia scored the only goal following a corner from anot...

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CLASICO WIN HAS NOT WON BARCELONA LA LIGA - VALVERDE

December 24,2017 by Goal.com

Although the Catalans are now 14 points clear of Real Madrid, there is still work to be done, the boss has argued Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde refuses to believe his sides emphatic Clasico win could have decided the La Liga title race. The Catalans moved nine points clear of second-place Atletico Madrid at the top of the table thanks to a 3-0 victory over Real Madrid at the Santiag...

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Whatever happens, La Liga isnt over – Zidane defiant ahead of El Clasico

December 23,2017 by Goal.com

Zinedine Zidane is adamant that regardless of the result in Saturdays El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, the LaLiga title race will not be over. Madrid head into the match at the Santiago Bernabeu trailing their great rivals by 11 points, although they have played a game fewer. A victory coupled with a win in their game in hand would bring Madrid to within five points of Barca, b...

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Barcelonas doors are open to Coutinho, says Rakitic

December 23,2017 by fourfourtwo.com

Barcelonas doors are open to Philippe Coutinho should the Brazil star opt to leave Liverpool, according to Ivan Rakitic. Coutinho was pursued by Barca during the close-season as the club sought to replace Neymar, with the player even attempting to force the move through himself. But Liverpool held firm and resisted the urge to cash in on the attacking midfielder, prompting Barca to look e...

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Sergio Aguero concerned about long-term prospects at Manchester City

December 23,2017 by ESPN

Sergio Aguero is growing increasingly concerned about his long-term prospects at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola, sources have told ESPN FC. Aguero, 29, has been rotated with Gabriel Jesus but was left on the bench for the Manchester derby and the Champions League clash with Serie A leaders Napoli this season. He started last weeks 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur but was replaced aft...

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La Liga round-up: Espanyol inflict Atletico Madrids first La Liga defeat of the season

December 23,2017 by Skysports.com

Antoine Griezmann was helpless as Atletico Madrid slipped to their first league defeat of the season Atletico Madrids unbeaten start to La Liga came to an end with a shock 1-0 defeat at Espanyol. Sergio Garcias late goal saw the hosts join Chelsea as the only side to have beaten Diego Simeones men in all competitions this season. Garcias first league goal of the campaign came with two min...

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An El Clasico treat awaits

December 23,2017 by Marca.com

With both teams enjoying a good moment of form and about to face each other for the third time this season, Real Madrid and Barcelona will be hoping for a spectacular El Clasico to finish off the year, and the former, fresh from their Club World Cup triumph, will be looking to derail the latter, unbeaten since their last match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. The reality is that both are on ...

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