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French group interested in Newcastle takeover having second doubts after Rafa Benitez exit

By | 29th June 2019

RAFA BENITEZ’S departure may have cost Mike Ashley a potential buyer for Newcastle. A new consortium was understood to be preparing to rival the Bin Zayed Group who announced last month that they had come to terms with owner Ashley. The Arabs’ bid, led by Sheikh Khaled and revealed exclusively by Sun Sport, has not […]

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Man Utd transfer target John McGinn is workaholic Villa fans’ favourite who partied in Benidorm after promotion

By | 29th June 2019

ASTON VILLA hero John McGinn once revealed that a fan had described him as “all elbows, as if I’m chasing a helicopter”. Stamina and aggression, rather than elegance in play, are indeed his trademarks as the Manchester United target – who will cost £50million – himself said while introducing himself to Villa fans last summer. […]

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Matthijs de Ligt ‘agrees £210k-a-week Juventus transfer’ in major blow to Man Utd and PSG

By | 27th June 2019

MATTHIJS DE LIGT has reportedly decided to join Juventus this summer after spending weeks agonising over his future. The in-demand Ajax sensation has been weighing up his options since the season finished. Juve, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Real Madrid have all shown interest in the Dutch centre-back. Sky Sports claim Italian giants Juventus […]

Inter Milan ‘to offer Man Utd £9m to sign Lukaku on two-season loan with obligation to buy for £54m’

By | 27th June 2019

INTER MILAN want to sign Romelu Lukaku on a two-season loan from Manchester United worth £9million, according to reports. The Italian giants plan to include in the deal an obligation to buy the Belgium star for £54m, according to Sky Sports. Personal terms are already thought to have been agreed on a £180,000-a-week deal in […]

Chelsea can finally get the best out of youth under Lampard by copying Ajax and Bayern’s philosophies

By | 26th June 2019

IT has long been the philosophy at Bayern Munich and Ajax, while Real Madrid and Barcelona are not immune either. Yet as Chelsea set upon a new course of rewarding former playing greats with managerial, coaching and business roles, it is widely being viewed as an exercise in romantic sentimentality. Frank Lampard may not be […]

Celtic and Stoke locked in transfer battle for Luton’s £2m right-back Jack Stacey

By | 24th June 2019

CELTIC and Stoke are battling it out for Luton right-back Jack Stacey. Both clubs are ready to follow up enquiries over a £2million move for the defender. Stoke boss Nathan Jones signed the 23-year-old two seasons ago from Reading while at Reading and made him a key player at Kenilworth Road. Stacey helped the Hatters […]

VAR has horribly eroded football and will create chaos in the Premier League

By | 24th June 2019

THERE are just 46 days to go until Match of the Day is back on our screens. Then a day later, Manchester United v Chelsea will headline the first Super Sunday in another season of the superest-duperest league on the planet. Even in an odd-numbered summer, there is precious little rest for the wicked. Hopefully, […]

Furious Newcastle fans stage ‘Ashley Out’ protest at St James’ Park after club announce Rafa Benitez’s exit

By | 24th June 2019

OUTRAGED Newcastle fans have been staging “Ashley Out” protests at St James’ Park after popular manager Rafa Benitez was ousted without being told. Supporters labelled the manner of Benitez’s exit as “cowardly”, a “joke” and an “absolute disgrace” – particularly as it emerged the Spaniard was keen to stay. Fans’ long-running frustration with club owner […]

Five ways VAR will be different in Premier League compared to Champions League next season including handballs and offsides

By | 21st June 2019

PREMIER LEAGUE refs will make crunch calls in a very different way from their counterparts in the rest of the world when VAR is introduced next term. SunSport explains the five key areas where it will not be the same. HANDBALL Uefa: Any time the ball hits a defensive player on the arm it is […]

Man Utd brutally mocked by West Ham with brilliant Issa Diop tweet amid transfer rumours

By | 20th June 2019

WEST HAM have been applauded for brutally trolling Manchester United over their pursuit of Issa Diop with a hilarious tweet. United failed in a bid of £45million plus Phil Jones this week but are still keen on a move. 🎶 We’ve got Diop, Issa Diop, I just don’t think you understand… 🎶 — West Ham […]