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Unai Emery dispels rift with Ozil

Unai Emery dispels rift with Ozil

Unai Emery has dispelled rumours of a rift with Mesut Ozil following Arsenal’s 3-1 win against West Ham on Saturday. Ozil missed the London derby, with Arsenal revealing before the match that he was ill, but reports started to emerge during Saturday’s game that the German had left training early on Friday following a row with Emery. The report, issued by ESPN, was put to Emery during his post-match press conference at the Emirates and Arsenal’s head coach was quick to deny them. When asked to clarify claims about Ozil leaving the training ground angrily after being told he was being left …

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Premier League may need to bring in foreign referees

Premier League may need to bring in foreign referees

The Premier League may need to look abroad for football officials according to former referees’ chief Keith Hackett. Hackett made this known in the wake of the departure of Bobby Madley and questioned Riley’s role. Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) is responsible for overseeing all Premier League matches, with Riley operating as its managing director. The body announced the departure of Madley on Thursday evening, despite the 32-year-old recently being promoted to the list of FIFA officials. Hackett said: “It’s on him (Riley). And I’ve got to ask why did (Mark) Clattenburg leave? Why did (Howard) Webb leave? Why did Mark …

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Kevin De Bruyne out for three months

Kevin De Bruyne out for three months

Kevin De Bruyne is expected to be sidelined for around three months with a knee injury, according to reports from Manchester City. The 27-year-old Belgian midfielder was hurt during a training session on Wednesday. View this post on Instagram Kevin De Bruyne out for three months A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 17, 2018 at 4:34am PDT De Bruyne played a cameo role in City’s 2-0 win at the Emirates when he came on as a substitute just a few days after returning from holidays. It is understood the midfielder will not require surgery from the tests performed but is …

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Liverpool defender Klavan heading to Cagliari

Liverpool defender Klavan heading to Cagliari

Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan is closing in on a move to Serie A side Cagliari according to latest reports in Italy. Both clubs are in advanced talks to wrap up the deal for the Estonian skipper who is in the final year of his contract at the club. It’s believed the Serie A club will pay £2m for the 32-year-old defender who joined Liverpool from Bundesliga club Augsburg in the summer of 2016. View this post on Instagram Liverpool defender Klavan heading to Cagliari A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 17, 2018 at 4:11am PDT Klavan has never established himself as …

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Carabao Cup draw: Saints to face Brighton

Carabao Cup draw: Saints to face Brighton

Southampton will square up against Brighton in the only all-Premier League affair of the second round of the Carabao Cup There are 13 top-flight clubs not involved in any European competitions, all involved at this stage of the competition but produced only one Premier League matchup. Four-time winners Nottingham Forest will face the Magpies at St James’ Park. West Ham will have to see off  AFC Wimbledon in a London derby if they want to progress to the next stage. There are also tricky away ties for Palace and Huddersfield as they face recently relegated clubs Swansea and Stoke City, respectively. Carabao Cup Southern Section second-round …

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Pep Guardiola gunning for glory

Pep Guardiola gunning for glory

Pep Guardiola is aiming for another record with Manchester City as he bids to guide the club to consecutive top-flight titles for the first time. Guardiola is on course for his third campaign at the Etihad. He shockingly ended up trophyless in his first season but then won the Premier League trophy in record-breaking fashion. And now he’s aiming to become the first gaffer to win back-to-back titles since Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson. View this post on Instagram Pep Guardiola gunning for glory A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 10, 2018 at 5:38am PDT In fact, only five managers have …

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Everton agree €32m fee to snap up Yerry Mina

Everton agree €32m fee to snap up Yerry Mina

Everton have reportedly agreed on a €32m (£28.5m) deal to sign Yerry Mina. According to TalkSport The Barcelona defender has been strongly linked with the Red Devils throughout this transfer window. However, it was reported on Sunday morning that their deal had hit a snag. Now, reports from English tabloids claim, The Toffees have pounced and snatched the Barcelona defender for themselves. Mina, 23, is set to sign a five-year deal at Goodison Park after concluding swift negotiations with the Blaugrana. View this post on Instagram Everton agree £28.5m fee to snap up Yerry Mina A post shared by Footballwood …

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Gabriel Jesus signs new contract with City

Gabriel Jesus signs new contract with City

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has penned down a new five-year contract that will keep him at the Etihad until 2023. The former Palmeiras player joined the City squad to train on Tuesday after being given an extended holiday following the World Cup. View this post on Instagram Gabriel Jesus signs new contract with City A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 3, 2018 at 4:09am PDT   ? Gabriel Jesus extends contract with @ManCity until 2023 ✅#UCL pic.twitter.com/wnL5eNXxjl — UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 3, 2018 Jesus failed to find the back of the net in Russia as Brazil were …

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Chelsea lead the chase for Zaha

Chelsea lead the chase for Zaha

Chelsea FC are leading the race to sign Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha. According to reports from Daily Mail. The former United player has turned down an improved offer of £125,000 a week deal in a bid to keep him at Selhurst Park. However, the Eagles are not ready to part ways with their talisman. And now Premier League rivals Chelsea are willing to pay him considerably more to lure him to Stamford Bridge. View this post on Instagram Chelsea lead the chase for Zaha A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 3, 2018 at 12:31am PDT With the future of Eden …

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Pep Guardiola bemoans wild tackles in Dortmund defeat

Pep Guardiola bemoans wild tackles in Dortmund defeat

Pep Guardiola revealed his concern about the offensive tackles on his players after Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund defeated his team in the International Champions Cup game. New signing Riyad Mahrez and Douglas Luiz, both suffered horrible challenges in the opening game of the pre-season, leaving the former Bayern gaffer concerned by the potential for injuries before the new campaign. The Cityzens were targeted by Premier League rivals last season, and Guardiola fears that may continue in the new season. He equally tasked the referees to live up to the billing to cut the excesses. ‘I’m worried, but it is what it is. We try to …

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Maurizio Sarri is the new Chelsea boss

Maurizio Sarri is the new Chelsea boss

Chelsea has confirmed the appointment of former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri as their new manager following the sack of Antonio Conte. Rumors were rife earlier this week that Sarri will complete a move to the London based club considering the uncertainties surrounding the future of Conte. Those reports later proved to be right with the Blues parting ways with the former Juve supremo who won two titles in two seasons. Sarri, 59, has been hailed for his exciting style of play and was part of the reason he was offered a three-year deal to spearhead the affairs of the club. …

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Riyad Mahrez set to complete Man City switch

Riyad Mahrez set to complete Man City switch

Manchester City are set to land their long-term target Riyad Mahrez from fellow Premier League side Leicester City for £60m. The deal is yet to be wrapped up, but it’s believed the transfer fee is around £60m, which is £20m short of the asking price(£80m) in January. Manchester City made several bids to sign the Algerian winger in the past, but the Foxes were defiant as they held on to their most prized asset despite the player handing in an official transfer request twice. Apart from City, Liverpool were also eyeing the services of the Leicester City forward who scored …

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Salah extends Liverpool stay

Salah extends Liverpool stay

Mohammed Salah has ended the speculation about his future by extending his contract with Liverpool FC for another five years. The Egyptian forward caught the attention of top European sides with his phenomenal debut season at Anfield where he enjoyed a clean sweep of personal accolades by winning the PFA player of the year, the Football Writer’s Player of the Year and set a new record of 32 goals in a 38-game season. The former Chelsea winger also became the second most prolific scorer in the history of the club with a staggering 44 goals in 52 games in all competitions, …

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Ever Banega set to reunite with Unai Emery

Ever Banega set to reunite with Unai Emery

Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega may likely reunite with Unai Emery at the Emirates after holding positive talks with the club, according to reports in England. The Argentina international is currently in Russia at the World Cup where his side are struggling to remain in the tournament with one group match left to play. But his agent Marcelo Simonian is believed to have flown to London to hold talks with Arsenal chiefs, according to reports in Italy. Unai Emery isn't wasting any time! ? Arsenal have held talks with Sevilla and Argentina midfielder Ever Banega over a potential move to the …

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Sarri’s future set to be resolved ahead of a potential Chelsea move.

Sarri’s future set to be resolved ahead of a potential Chelsea move.

Mauricio Sarri’s contractual situation with Napoli is set to be resolved by the end of this month, according to Sky sources in Italy. The Serie A side has already brought in Carlo Ancelotti as his replacement with the former Madrid boss ready to officially resume duties on July 1. Sarri guided the Italian club to a second place finish after a keenly contested title campaign with eventual Champions Juventus in Serie A but was deemed surplus to requirements by the club’s executives. Reports from Sky sources in Italy suggest that Napoli are unwilling to pay the wage bill of the …

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Fred completes United switch

Fred completes United switch

Brazilian midfielder Fred has completed a move to Premier League giants Manchester United from Shakhtar Donetsk on a five-year deal. Fred is Jose Mourinho’s second summer signing for the following the arrival of defender Portuguese Diogo Dalot from Porto. The Red Devils announced earlier this month they had agreed on a deal with Shakhtar, which is understood to be in the region of £52m plus bonuses, but had been waiting for Fred to be granted a work permit. It is understood the bonuses could take the deal to around £61.2m – this would make him United’s third most expensive signing of …

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