EPL: Hazard can be better than Messi, Ronaldo – Sarri

EPL: Hazard can be better than Messi, Ronaldo – Sarri

Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has said that Eden Hazard can overtake Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, to become the best player in the world. Having returned to pre-season training only 13 days ago, Hazard was on the bench for last weekend’s 3-0 win over Huddersfield, but came on and set up a goal for Pedro. However, he is in line to start Saturday’s London derby against Arsenal, as Sarri seeks his first home win. “In…

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Transfer: What Rivaldo told Barcelona about signing Manchester United midfielder, Pogba

Transfer: What Rivaldo told Barcelona about signing Manchester United midfielder, Pogba

Brazil legend and former Barcelona star, Rivaldo has urged the Catalan club to forget about signing Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba. Pogba has been heavily linked with a move to the La Liga champions this summer. Rivaldo believes the France international is a fantastic player but admitted that Barca don’t need him in manager, Ernesto Valverde’s squad. Express, UK, quoted Rivaldo as saying: “Lately there’s been speculation about Paul Pogba’s future, following the Manchester United…

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EPL: Manchester United offers Pogba huge loyalty bonus to reject Barcelona after ‘fight’ with Mourinho

EPL: Manchester United offers Pogba huge loyalty bonus to reject Barcelona after ‘fight’ with Mourinho

Manchester United have offered midfielder, Paul Pogba a loyalty bonus of around £3.4million to reject any future offers from Barcelona. According to Metro, UK, Pogba will receive the amount from United only if he stays at Old Trafford for the remainder of the month due to a clause in his contract. Pogba has been heavily linked with a move to the Catalan club this summer. The 25-year-old has had a strained relationship with United manager,…

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EPL: Manchester United react to training ground ‘fight’ between Pogba, Mourinho

EPL: Manchester United react to training ground ‘fight’ between Pogba, Mourinho

Manchester United have described reports that manager Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba had a big bust-up as “absolute nonsense”, insisting that their relationship is good, Sky Sports reports. Rumours surfaced on Thursday that Mourinho had warned Pogba not to speak out to the media and he should ask for a transfer if he wanted to quit the club. Pogba had hit back by telling Mourinho he should go through his agent, Mino Raiola, if he…

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Sevilla vs Barcelona: Dembele wins Spanish Super Cup for LaLiga champions

Sevilla vs Barcelona: Dembele wins Spanish Super Cup for LaLiga champions

Ousmane Dembele scored the winning goal, as Barcelona started their 2018/2019 season with victory in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday. The LaLiga champions went behind, after Pablo Sarabia curled his effort past Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the 9th minute. The goal was awarded once VAR had overruled an initial offside decision. Barcelona levelled a minute before the break, when Gerard Pique turned in the rebound after Lionel Messi’s free-kick hit a post. Both sides…

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Transfer: Real Madrid identify Bayern Munich star as Kovacic’s replacement

Transfer: Real Madrid identify Bayern Munich star as Kovacic’s replacement

Real Madrid are set to replace midfielder, Mateo Kovacic, with former Barcelona star, Thiago Alcantara. The Spanish giants will sign the Spaniard from Bayern Munich, as the player is expected to leave the club this summer. European clubs still have until August 31 to do business in the transfer market. Real Madrid are lacking a midfielder after they allowed Kovacic to join Chelsea on a season-long loan deal. Spanish radio station, Onda Cero reports that…

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La Liga: Barcelona reveal captain ahead of 2018/2019 season

La Liga: Barcelona reveal captain ahead of 2018/2019 season

Barcelona have confirmed Argentina star, Lionel Messi as their new captain ahead of the 2018/2019 season. Messi, who was named Barcelona’s second captain in 2015, will now replace Barca’s former icon, Andres Iniesta in the role. Iniesta ended a career-long association with the La Liga champions at the end of the 2017-18 season, joining Japanese side, Vissel Kobe. The Spain midfield maestro appeared to have symbolically handed over the captain’s armband to Messi towards the…

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Transfer: Barcelona offend Manchester United over Pogba

Transfer: Barcelona offend Manchester United over Pogba

Manchester United are furious with Barcelona for attempting to sign Paul Pogba in just two days left for the transfer window to close in the Premier League. Barcelona had already offered a £45m deal for Pogba, that included Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes and Colombian Yerry Mina. But United have refused to sell Pogba and are angry Barcelona waited until two days to the Premier League deadline before making their offer. The Sun, UK reports that…

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Transfer: Ousmane Dembele makes final decision over Arsenal move

Transfer: Ousmane Dembele makes final decision over Arsenal move

France forward, Ousmane Dembele has finally decided that he will reject any approach from Arsenal so as to remain at Barcelona for another season. Dembele has been linked with a move away from the Catalan club. He was reportedly concerned with Barcelona’s decision to sign Brazilian winger, Malcom at the end of last month. The 21-year-old endured a difficult first season at Camp Nou after he was signed from Borussia Dortmund for £135.5 million last…

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Barcelona manager speaks on summer transfer plans

Barcelona manager speaks on summer transfer plans

Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, is hopeful that Malcom will not be their last arrival, before the new season kicks off. Malcom, 21, arrived from Bordeaux for €41million, becoming Barca’s third signing of the summer, after Arthur Melo and Clement Lenglet. However, the LaLiga champions are still working on the transfer of another central midfielder, with Paris Saint-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot a target. “We’re open to any possibility,” Valverde said at a news conference at UCLA. “It’s…

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