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Levy not keen on selling Spurs star, clubs will have to pay this amount if they want him

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:21:04 +0000

Levy not keen on selling Spurs star, clubs will have to pay this amount if they want him - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been linked with the likes of Real Madrid recently. The England international has been outstanding for Spurs for a while now and it is no surprise that the elite clubs are interested in securing his services. According to The Times, Daniel Levy is unwilling to let go of Kane just yet. The Spurs chairman wants Kane to play for the club at their new stadium for a year at the very least. Furthermore, even if Spurs were to sanction his sale, they would only entertain a world record offer for Kane. Therefore, Real Madrid will

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3-4-3 v Roma: Injury blow for Conte, Chelsea without these 3 first team players for vital clash; Team News, Stats & Predictions

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:08:01 +0000

3-4-3 v Roma: Injury blow for Conte, Chelsea without these 3 first team players for vital clash; Team News, Stats & Predictions - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Chelsea vs Roma UEFA Champions League 2017/18 18th October, 19:45 pm BST Stamford Bridge, London Live Stream: Watch Chelsea vs Roma live on BT Sport 3 Chelsea vs Roma Preview Chelsea host Roma in the Champions League this week and the Blues will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing loss against Crystal Palace. The Premier League champions were excellent against Atletico Madrid in their last European game and Conte will be hoping for a similar performance here. Chelsea will want to finish at the top of Group C and this is a vital game for them. As for

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Why Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is the best offensive player in the EPL so far

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:48:39 +0000

Why Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is the best offensive player in the EPL so far - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Early results show that Manchester United fans had a reason to feel elated by the Romelu Lukaku transfer.  Through the first 8 matchdays of the season, Lukaku sits at the top of the Most Valuable Offensive Players (MVOP) rankings. Lukaku is averaging 0.71 points per match for Manchester United and is on pace to earn 27 points this season.  That amount would break Jamie Vardy’s record of 23.5 points earned 2 seasons ago.  It will be exciting to see if Lukaku can keep up this torrid pace for his side. Following Lukaku in the standings is Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen. 

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Mike Ashley finally makes the right choice, Newcastle fans will be delighted with this

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:49:54 +0000

Mike Ashley finally makes the right choice, Newcastle fans will be delighted with this - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has finally decided to put the club up for sale. Last year, the club owner admitted that buying Newcastle was a mistake. He has endured a fractious relationship with the fans ever since he took over a decade ago. Newcastle have had to deal with relegation twice during Ashley’s tenure and the Magpies are in desperate need of a new direction and investment. Current manager Rafa Benitez is also rumoured to be unhappy with the club’s transfer business. The Spaniard was promised significant funds after promotion, but Ashley has failed to deliver once again. A new

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On This Day in Football: The city of Leeds gets a brand new football team

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:05:52 +0000

On This Day in Football: The city of Leeds gets a brand new football team - originally posted on Sportslens.com

On this day in 1917, Leeds United were founded following the disbandment of Leeds City. City were formed in 1904. After one season in the West Yorkshire League, the club joined the Football League second division. Billy McLeod was signed from Lincoln City in the 1906-07 season. He would go on to score 171 goals in 289 appearances for the club. Despite playing some good football, Leeds would finish around the mid-table in the seasons before the outbreak of the First World War. In 1912, Herbert Herbert Chapman signed full-back Charlie Copeland. Although not a regular initially, Copeland would heavily

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Tottenham ready to rival Arsenal for Paris Saint-Germain star

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:51:43 +0000

Tottenham ready to rival Arsenal for Paris Saint-Germain star - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham and Arsenal are on alert after it was revealed that Adrien Rabiot is yet to open talks regarding a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain. The Ligue 1 giants are desperate to tie the influential midfielder down to a longer deal with his current contract due to expire in 2019. The London rivals could move for the 22-year-old following reports by L’Equipe that discussions over a new deal with PSG have yet to start. Rabiot has featured in every league game this season, but it’s understood that he is unhappy playing in a defensive midfield role. The French midfielder has

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Man City linked with move for Dortmund midfielder; ideal replacement for Toure

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:46:09 +0000

Man City linked with move for Dortmund midfielder; ideal replacement for Toure - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Manchester City are eyeing a move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl. The 22-year-old is contracted to the Bundesliga club until 2021, but Spanish media outlet Diario AS has claimed City and Barcelona are both interested in signing the player. With Yaya Toure and Fernandinho both out of contract next summer, City boss Pep Guardiola is on the lookout for midfield reinforcements and Weigl appears to fit the bill. He joined Dortmund from 1860 Munich in 2015, making in his debut in August that year against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Weigl soon established himself in the first team, helping the club finish second

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Lovren accuses Lukaku of intentionally kicking him in the face

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:01:27 +0000

Lovren accuses Lukaku of intentionally kicking him in the face - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Liverpool and Manchester United had to settle for a dull 0-0 draw when the two sides met at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday. Despite the match being a dull affair, an incident involving Dejan Lovren and Romelu Lukaku has caused much stir among both sets of fans. The two players were involved in a scuffle just before the half time interval, resulting in Lovren rolling on the floor holding his face. The Croatia international has accused Lukaku of deliberately kicking him. Referee martin Atkinson did not issue a red card to Lukaku, much to the annoyance of Liverpool

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Guardiola explains how De Bruyne can reach Lionel Messi’s level

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:36:30 +0000

Guardiola explains how De Bruyne can reach Lionel Messi’s level - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been one of the best players in the Premier League since his move from Wolfsburg in 2015. The Belgium international has racked up an impressive 25 goals and 37 assists in a century of matches for the Mancunians. The former Chelsea player was in dazzling form once again in his side’s 7-2 drubbing of Stoke City at the Etihad on Saturday, drawing high praise from manager Pep Guardiola. Guardiola insisted that De Bruyne has what it takes to become one of the best players in the world. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich

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Newcastle legend calls for new owners who ‘get the club and the area’

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:58:04 +0000

Newcastle legend calls for new owners who ‘get the club and the area’ - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has put the club up for sale. And former Magpies defender Steve Howey wants any potential new owner to be someone who ‘gets the club and the area’. Ashley bought Newcastle back in 2007 for £134 million but the club has undergone two relegations since then. The Toon faithful have never really taken the Buckinghamshire born businessman as one of their own. Friction between the fans and Ashley has persisted since the day he arrived in Tyneside with the fans have been calling for a local owner, a view that is shared by Howey. “You just

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Sky Sports pundit and former Celtic star blasts Craig Gordon ahead of Bayern clash

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:29:26 +0000

Sky Sports pundit and former Celtic star blasts Craig Gordon ahead of Bayern clash - originally posted on Sportslens.com

A stern test awaits Celtic on Wednesday when they face Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in a UEFA Champions league group stage tie. The Hoops were demolished 5-0 by Paris Saint-Germain at Celtic Park in the group stage opener. A defeat against Bayern would essentially result in Celtic losing the second place spot in Group B. Ahead of the game in Munich, Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon insisted that his teammates have not given up on qualifying from the group and will give the Bavarians a fight for the second spot. This was met with ridicule from former Celtic player

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4-2-3-1 v Bayern: Rodgers without this first team star for Celtic's tough away clash; Team News, Stats & Predictions

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:10:55 +0000

4-2-3-1 v Bayern: Rodgers without this first team star for Celtic's tough away clash; Team News, Stats & Predictions - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Bayern Munich vs Celtic UEFA Champions League 2017/18 18th October, 19:45 pm BST Allianz Arena, Munich Live Stream: Watch Bayern Munich vs Celtic live on BT Sport Bayern Munich vs Celtic Preview Bayern Munich face Celtic in the Champions League this week and the German outfit will look to pick up a comfortable win here. Jupp Heynckes replaced Carlo Ancelotti earlier in the season and he managed to win his first game against Freiburg comfortably. He will be expecting a similar performance in Europe now. Celtic are in fine form right now and Brendan Rodgers’ men will be hoping to

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Pochettino urges Kane to follow Francesco Totti’s footsteps

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:10:06 +0000

Pochettino urges Kane to follow Francesco Totti’s footsteps - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that Harry Kane should stay at Spurs for the remainder of his career and be a one club man like AS Roma legend Francesco Totti. Kane’s stellar form in front of goal in the past two seasons has attracted the interest of some of the biggest clubs in world football, including Spanish giants Real Madrid. But Pochettino has claimed that Kane should follow Totti’s example. The former Italy international spent 25 years with Roma, turning down several big money moves in the process, before hanging up his boots. “Harry Kane was so emotional

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World class Everton target wants to join Man City, Koeman needs someone like him

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:51:41 +0000

World class Everton target wants to join Man City, Koeman needs someone like him - originally posted on Sportslens.com

PSG striker Edinson Cavani could leave the French outfit and join Manchester City if recent reports are to be believed. According to Don Balon, the striker is unhappy since his clash with Neymar earlier this season and the Brazilian wants his teammate sold as well. Cavani believes that he will succeed under Guardiola at Etihad and therefore, he is considering a move to the Premier League. The Uruguayan international has been linked with the likes of Everton in the past. However, Cavani is one of the best strikers in the world and a move to Everton seems highly unlikely. Manchester City

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4-3-3 v Napoli: Injury blow for Guardiola, these 2 Man City stars are ruled out with injury; Team News, Stats & Predictions

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:14:22 +0000

4-3-3 v Napoli: Injury blow for Guardiola, these 2 Man City stars are ruled out with injury; Team News, Stats & Predictions - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Manchester City vs Napoli UEFA Champions League 2017/18 17th October, 19:45 pm BST Etihad, Manchester Live Stream: Watch Manchester City vs Napoli live on BT Sport 3 Manchester City vs Napoli Preview Manchester City host Napoli in the Champions League this week and it should be a fascinating encounter between two very good footballing sides. Pep Guardiola’s men have been outstanding in the Premier League this season and Napoli have played some breathtaking football in the recent months. The Premier League giants have won their last nine in all competitions, netting a combined 34 goals in that run. They will

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Blow for Liverpool as 25-year-old transfer-target admits contract talks with Lazio

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:56:11 +0000

Blow for Liverpool as 25-year-old transfer-target admits contract talks with Lazio - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Liverpool could be missing out on another transfer target, with Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij in talks with Lazio over signing a new contract, reports The Sun. His deal expires in the summer, meaning the Reds could agree a pre-contract deal in January, but latest quotes made from the player hint at a willingness to stay at the Stadio Olimpico. “Besides playing well as a team there are also a lot of friendships among us, this is a really nice thing. I’m very happy to be here. We are talking to the club right now and I hope to find

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4-2-3-1 v Real Madrid: Pochettino without these 4 Spurs stars for tough away game; Team News, Stats & Predictions

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:52:15 +0000

4-2-3-1 v Real Madrid: Pochettino without these 4 Spurs stars for tough away game; Team News, Stats & Predictions - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Real Madrid vs Tottenham UEFA Champions League 2017/18 17th October, 19:45 pm BST Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid Live Stream: Watch Real Madrid vs Tottenham live on BT Sport 2 Real Madrid vs Tottenham Preview Real Madrid host Tottenham in the Champions League this week and Los Blancos will be looking to claim top spot in the group with a win. The Spanish champions are currently second in the standings, level on points with Spurs. Tottenham have been outstanding in the Champions League so far this season and the Londoners will be hoping to pull off an upset against the La Liga

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Former Liverpool winger says Chelsea title bid is over, too soon to write them off?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:48:40 +0000

Former Liverpool winger says Chelsea title bid is over, too soon to write them off? - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Former Liverpool winger Steve McManaman believes reigning Premier League champions Chelsea can forget about retaining their title. The Blues lost 2-1 at Crystal Palace on Saturday, as the Eagles netted their first goals in the league and picked up their first points of the season. Antonio Conte’s side have now lost three matches in their opening eight games of the season and McManaman has already ruled them out of this year’s race. “I didn’t fancy them to win the league anyway come the end of the transfer window, so it’s not a surprise to me, no,” he told BT Sport.

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Five Things: Man Utd boss outfoxes Klopp, Silva embarrasses former Arsenal star, Rooney saves Everton

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:46:33 +0000

Five Things: Man Utd boss outfoxes Klopp, Silva embarrasses former Arsenal star, Rooney saves Everton - originally posted on Sportslens.com

The Premier League once again provided fans with plenty to discuss over the weekend. Liverpool missed a golden opportunity to close the gap on Manchester United, Watford made a mockery of Paul Merson’s punditry skills and Wayne Rooney’s late penalty probably saved Ronald Koeman from the sack. Sportslens takes a look at five talking points from the weekend: Klopp outfoxed by Mourinho We’re forever being told that Jurgen Klopp is the right man to take Liverpool forward, but there was little evidence of that at Anfield on Saturday. For all the pre-match talk about Liverpool’s leaky defence, their lack of

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On This Day in Football: Intercontinental woes for United

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:35 +0000

On This Day in Football: Intercontinental woes for United - originally posted on Sportslens.com

On this day in 1968, Estudiantes won the Intercontinental Cup by beating Manchester United over a highly charged two legged final. United travelled to Buenos Aires for the first leg expecting a hostile reception from the local fans considering the violence that marred the previous year’s final between fellow British club Celtic and Racing Club. But to the contrary, the United squad was welcomed with open arms. Parties and friendly games of polo were organised to honour Sir Matt Busby and their European Cup winning players. According to legend, an official reception was held for United which Sir Matt thought

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