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Antonio Conte Is Playing A Blinder In The Diego Costa Saga

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on December 31, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

The Diego Costa rumour mill continues to churn this morning. The latest sentiments, as expressed in the Guardian, are that Conte has no intention of speaking face-to-face with the striker about his planned departure. Conte will simply judge him on his performances and attitude on the training pitch. Should he observe the required improvement, he’s back in Chelsea’s XI. Simple as that. Such …

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Manchester City Bosses Ready To Give Guardiola £250 Million Plus Lionel Messi To Turn Fortunes Around [Report]

FC Barcelona v RCD Espanyol  - Liga BBVA

Manchester City’s Premier League title ambitions have take a serious dent in recent weeks and now, to arrest the worrying  slide, club bosses are reportedly ready to give manager Pep Guardiola £250 million and Lionel Messi in a bid to turn things around. The arrival of Guardiola in the summer was heralded by the blue side of the city as …

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Manchester United Linked With Moves For Two Highly Rated Young Players

Manchester United GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 23: Kieran Tierney of Celtic celebrates victory during the Betfred Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Manchester United have been linked with two exciting prospects this morning. Kieran Tierney of Celtic and Brazilian youngster Vinicius Junior of Flamengo are both reported targets for the Red Devils. United have had a quiet transfer window with a scuppered Victor Lidelof deal the only noteworthy action this January. However Tierney and Junior represent two targets that could fit into the …

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Louis Van Gaal’s Retirement Sparks Surprise Admiration From Manchester United Fans

Manchester United v Crystal Palace - The Emirates FA Cup Final

Former Manchester United, Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Louis van Gaal has announced his retirement from football management for ‘family reasons’. The sometimes eccentric Dutchman spent 25 years in management and can claim to have won silverware at at each of the club sides he took charge of. In all, the former Netherlands manager won 20 major trophies over …

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Liverpool To Play Matip Against Plymouth Despite Eligibility Confusion

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Joel Matip of Liverpool and Andre Ayew of West Ham United compete for the ball during the Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield on December 11, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

The bureaucracy involved behind the scenes of top level football can at times be extremely frustrating while on other occasions it is downright infuriating. For Liverpool’s fans and management right now it is likely the latter, as they wait for official confirmation on whether or not Joel Matip will be allowed to feature for Liverpool while the Africa Cup of …

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Manchester United Set For £100m Striker Acquisition This Summer [Report]

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The potential blockbuster move for Manchester United comes as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid seek to take on board the troubled Diego Costa. The latest report via The Independent’s Miguel Delaney sees a quartet of clubs converge for what could be an explosive summer transfer window. Costa’s apparent fallout with Chelsea staff and manager Antonio Conte has seen the Spaniard linked …

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Analysis: Mourinho And Klopp Showed Why They’re Top Managers While Guardiola Struggled

Manchester United v Liverpool - Premier League

It was promoted as ‘Merseyside vs Manchester’ by Sky Sports, but in truth London was the real winner after Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal all comfortably won on Saturday. The top six looks like this after a significant weekend in the title race. Manchester City were an absolute shambles in the 4-0 defeat to Everton. John Stones had a nightmare return …

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