LEEDS CLIMB OUT OF RELEGATION ZONE

Leeds United are out of the relegation zone on the Premier League standings after they defeated bottom team Norwich City 2-1 away from home when the two teams met at Carrow Road on Sunday afternoon.

After a goalless situation at the end of first half, Leeds United took advantage of a four-minute spell to score two goals and secure the three points at stake in the process. The away win over the Canaries helped the Whites out of the danger zone as far as Premier League football is concerned. Continue reading “LEEDS CLIMB OUT OF RELEGATION ZONE”

NATIONS LEAGUE: TORRES AT THE DOUBLE

Manchester City forward Ferran Torres was unstoppable as he led Spain to the UEFA Nations League final ahead of European champions Spain. The ex-Valencia man scored twice in the first half as he helped Spain beat Italy 2-1 in their semi-final clash at the San Siro on Wednesday.


The Italian defence could not cope with the movement of Torres in the box and they were punished on two occasions as a result. Torres scored the first of his two goals on 17 minutes off the assist from Real Sociedad star Mikel Oyarzabal. Continue reading “NATIONS LEAGUE: TORRES AT THE DOUBLE”

JAMES LEAVES UNITED TO SIGN FOR LEEDS ON DEADLINE DAY

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While they have been criticized for their inability to find buyers for players they are no longer in need of, English Premier League giants Manchester United have made it clear that they can still sell some of their unneeded players as long as the right offer comes in for them. The Red Devils have completed the sale of attacker Daniel James to their Premier League rivals Leeds United even though the negotiations between the two clubs started just a few hours before on Tuesday, the summer transfer window deadline day. James was already surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo would have seen his chances of playing in the team more restricted than normal.

Manchester United announced that they had agreed a deal in principle for the signing of Ronaldo from Juventus and it was indeed a huge piece of news, especially to United fans, as they have now had their hopes of seeing their club fighting for major titles go over the ceiling. James had always made headlines particularly because of his lack of playing time and there were reports that he could be allowed to leave the club and join another side on loan for the rest of the current campaign.

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CITY CONFIDENT THEY CAN GET A DEAL DONE FOR GREALISH

Manchester City are continuing to grow in confidence that they can get a deal over the line for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish after already opening transfer negotiations for the England international midfielder some days ago. City manager Pep Guardiola has already made it clear to the club’s hierarchy that he would love to have the Aston Villa captain in his team and they have been working on the deal to try and complete it as quickly as possible. Grealish is said to be keen on a move to the Etihad Stadium this summer and it has continued to look like the 25-year-old will finally make his dream switch to the Premier League champions as it continues to look like a matter of when and not if it will happen.

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Grealish is one of the most sought-after players in the Premier League and has been chased by Manchester United in recent times as well but the Red Devils decided not to sign him because of the huge transfer fee that has been slapped on his head. Villa have said that for any deal to happen, they first want to negotiate with a club that will be willing to pay his £100 million transfer fee and as things are going currently, City are looking like they will pay up the cash and seal the transfer.
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CHELSEA AND PSG CONTINUE THEIR BATTLE TO SIGN HAKIMI

English Premier League side Chelsea and French Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain have both continued their tug of war as they both continue their chase for Inter Milan defender Achraf Hakimi. The two clubs are the only two sides battling for the defender’s signature and while it has been an interesting race so far, it still appears that there is no winner in the deal yet.

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Hakimi is currently a hot cake and is regarded as one of the best players available for a summer transfer, which explains why both PSG and Chelsea have declared that they are not ready or willing to let their guards down anytime soon. After the remarkable season he had the last term it is no surprise that he will be a great addition to any team he joins this summer and with the window already open for business, it is only normal for interested parties to start submitting bids to Inter Milan to acquire the player’s services – exactly what the two clubs have been doing.
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MANCHESTER UNITED’S TRIPPIER CHASE TAKES NEW TWIST

English Premier League giants Manchester United have shown that they are very much interested in signing Atlético Madrid defender Kieran Trippier in this summer’s transfer window. The Red Devils are in the market for a new right-back who will serve as a major challenger for the position with Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Wan-Bissaka is currently the club’s best option for the right-back role and Olé Gunnar Solksjær believes that in order for the team to continue their quest in challenging the league’s top teams, they have to bolster the squad.

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The Norwegian manager is interested in having serious competition for places in his squad and has made it clear that he wants to have at least two very good players for one position. Solksjær has admitted on several occasions that he usually has a selection headache whenever he wants to choose who will start in goal for the club between David De Gea and Dean Henderson. He says he loves that kind of competition as it is very healthy and proves that the squad is filled with quality.
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ANCELOTTI PLANNING TO SIGN BALE FOR EVERTON

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has continued to eye several targets he wants to sign for the club and his search has taken him to a direct rival club, Tottenham Hotspur. According to several reports from multiple sources, the Italian manager is interested in signing Gareth Bale from Spurs this summer, amid reports that the Wales international winger may not be making his switch to Tottenham permanent.

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Bale joined Spurs from Real Madrid last summer on a season-long loan with an option to buy, but it continues to look highly unlikely that the London club will exercise the purchase option at the end of the season. Mourinho was the manager who engineered the winger’s transfer to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in the summer as he looked to add some more firepower to an attack that already had Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son in it.
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ROONEY NAMES BEST FOREIGN STRIKER

Derby County boss and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has had his say on the latest debate of whether Manchester City star Sergio Aguero is the greatest foreign striker to feature in the Premier League.

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The debate on Aguero being the greatest foreign striker in the Premier League was heightened earlier this week after Manchester City announced that long serving striker Aguero will leave the club at the end of his contract this summer. To this effect, Aguero would be a free agent in the coming weeks.
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WILL MARTIN ODEGAARD SIGN FOR ARSENAL PERMANENTLY?

Arsenal pulled off one of the major transfer businesses of the summer after they confirmed they have agreed a deal with Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid for the loan transfer of brilliant young midfielder Martin Odegaard till the end of the season. That piece of announcement sent Arsenal fans wild and also further explained the Gunners’ new transfer policy of recruiting young talents who have full interest in playing for the club.

Odegaard left Real Madrid for yet another season after spending the entirety of last campaign at Real Sociedad where he played some beautiful football that earned him some transfer interests from top European clubs. He was a baller at Sociedad and sparked a lot of debate among Real Madrid fans who questioned Zinedine Zidane’s insistence if not playing the Norwegian midfielder for the Los Blancos.
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      Predicted Aston Villa Lineup For Southampton Encounter

Dean Smith and his Aston Villa side will be waiting for the arrival of Southampton at the Villa Park and will be doing so in eagerness as they hope to clinch victory in their most recent fixture against the Saints. Aston Villa will also be looking to do well enough to avoid defeat against a side with whom they are fighting for European places.


The game the home side played against Burnley last season was one to be forgotten despite being the dominant side all through the match. However, Smith paid tribute to his players and gave them moral support by choosing to back every single one of them after the game despite the result. Continue reading ”      Predicted Aston Villa Lineup For Southampton Encounter”