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Manchester City Deny Claims Of Lionel Messi Bid

Manchester City have rubbished claims they made a failed bid to sign Barcelona legend Lionel Messi. Messi has been linked with City several times since former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola was appointed manager of the Premier League club in 2016. City chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak was quoted in Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo as saying he once made a lucrative offer …

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Ramsey Reveals Plans To Leave Arsenal For Free At End Of Season

Aaron Ramsey plans to stay at Arsenal for the rest of this season and not make a cut-price January move after the collapse of contract talks with the Premier League club. Arsenal could attempt to cash in on the 27-year-old midfielder in the January transfer window, with top Premier League, La Liga and Serie A clubs reportedly monitoring the situation. …

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Klopp Sets Liverpool Standards By Stating ‘Second Is Nothing’

Jurgen Klopp has acknowledged that “second is nothing” in football as he attempts to lead Liverpool to their first ever Premier League title. The Reds last lifted a major trophy back in 2012, when Kenny Dalglish guided them to League Cup glory. There have been several near misses since then, with Klopp having tasted three final defeats since taking the reins …

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Jan Vertonghen Injured, Out Of Action Until December

Jan Vertonghen is expected to be out of action until December with a hamstring injury, Tottenham announced on Thursday, adding to the club’s injury woes. The 31-year-old defender was injured in the Premier League win at Huddersfield last month. “The Belgium international defender will now continue his recovery with a view to returning to full training by December,” Spurs said …

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Hogan Frustrated At Lack Of Villa Playing Time Under Ex-Boss Bruce

Republic of Ireland international, Scott Hogan has accused former Aston Villa manager, Steve Bruce of making false promises in order to keep him at Villa Park for longer.  Bruce signed the 26-year-old from Brentford in January of last year for £12 million and while he featured heavily for Villa in the second half of last season, Hogan is yet to make …

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John Terry Begins Life As Assistant Coach At Aston Villa

Former England captain John Terry took his first steps into coaching on Wednesday when he was named as the right-hand man to new Aston Villa boss Dean Smith. The second-tier English club also appointed Jesus Garcia Pitarch as sporting director as the former European champions moved to replace Steve Bruce who was sacked last week. John Terry, 37, who spent …

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O’Neill Defends Christie In Response To Shearer Criticism

Martin O’Neill has hit out at Alan Shearer over the pundit’s criticism of Cyrus Christie’s performance against Arsenal last weekend. The Ireland right-back was slated by Shearer as he highlighted Fulham’s weakness down the right side of their defence in the 5-1 demolition at the hands of Unai Emery’s new-look Arsenal side. Arsenal were able to get in behind the Fulham …

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Pogba: I Don’t Need The Armband To Be A Leader

France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said that his international teammates give him the freedom to express himself and be the team’s leader. Pogba has faced criticism for failing to repeat his impressive performances at the World Cup for United, who have slumped early in the season. The subject of Pogba’s reportedly fraught relationship with United boss Jose Mourinho …

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FA Investigate Allegations Of ‘Corruption’ Over Wembley Sale

The Football Association has confirmed they are investigating allegations of “systemic corruption” surrounding the controversial proposed sale of Wembley to Fulham owner Shahid Khan. Craig Kline, Fulham’s former assistant director of football operations, used a series of Twitter posts to demand the FA stop the planned sale. Kline, a university friend of Khan’s son Tony, was sacked by Fulham last …

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