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Arsenal will lose £34m in six months if Arsene Wenger makes embarrassing U-turn

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:13:06 +0000

Arsenal will lose £34m in six months if Arsene Wenger makes embarrassing U-turn - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Arsene Wenger could land himself in hot water with Arsenal supporters and the backroom staff after Don Balon report that the Gunners could take a £34m hit in January. Real Madrid are believed to keen on Alexis Sanchez, prioritising the Chilean international over Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi, who would be significantly more expensive than the Arsenal forward out of contract next summer. The La Liga giants are hoping to sign Alexis for £26m in January, £34m less than Arsenal rejected from Manchester City last summer. And with the Londoners fifth in the Premier League table after 16 games, keeping the

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Manchester United’s spending to surpass £200m with £60m swoop planned for 26-year-old

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 22:30:41 +0000

Manchester United’s spending to surpass £200m with £60m swoop planned for 26-year-old - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Jose Mourinho has already spent £148m on three players this summer, but latest reports from The Sun suggest Manchester United looking to splash out another £80m in the January transfer window, with £60m already earmarked for just one player. Juventus left-back Alex Sandro is believed to be a top priority in the winter window, with manager Jose Mourinho looking for a permanent option on the left side of his defence. Ashley Young is currently first-choice, with Luke Shaw and Matteo Darmian the next best options. However, Mourinho reportedly wants to move on Shaw and Darmian next month, leaving a void

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Real Madrid encouraged as Chelsea star edges towards move

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:11:39 +0000

Real Madrid encouraged as Chelsea star edges towards move - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Chelsea’s desire to hang on to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could be thwarted due to his desire to be closer to his children. The Belgium international has just 18 months left on his current Chelsea contract and attempts to negotiate a new deal have stalled. Courtois is believed to want £200,000 per week, but according to the Daily Mail the Blues are worried that they may not be able to retain his services because of his family situation. The 25-year-old has two young children who live in Madrid and he has admitted he wants to see them more. Courtois met their

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West Ham fans will be tearing their hair out over these comments

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:08:53 +0000

West Ham fans will be tearing their hair out over these comments - originally posted on Sportslens.com

West Ham fans must be tearing their hair out over the negative comments made by manager David Moyes ahead of Saturday’s game against Chelsea. Moyes has claimed none of his players will be able to keep up with Eden Hazard – something that is probably true, but it’s a statement that won’t instil confidence in a squad short on that trait right now. “There are occasions when I would consider man-marking,” he said. “Hazard is a player who would definitely come into that category. “I’ve done it in the past with other players like David Silva at Manchester City. “The

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Ryan Giggs wants to become Wales manager

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:19:34 +0000

Ryan Giggs wants to become Wales manager - originally posted on Sportslens.com

The Wales team is without a manager since Chris Coleman stepped down from the role last month and Ryan Giggs has shown interest.

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On This Day in Football: Independiente beat Liverpool, Messi sets new record

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:00:29 +0000

On This Day in Football: Independiente beat Liverpool, Messi sets new record - originally posted on Sportslens.com

On this day in 1984, Argentinean club Independiente beat Liverpool 1-0 to win the Intercontinental Cup. Played in front of 62,000 fans in Tokyo’s National Stadium, Liverpool were stunned by a sixth minute strike from Independiente’s 19-year-old striker Jose Percudani. The young attacker made a darting run towards the d-box to receive a long pass from midfield before slotting the ball neatly past Bruce Grobbelaar with a left footed finish. This was the South Americans’ sixth appearance in the Intercontinental Cup with a previous record of four losses and one win – 1-0 against Juventus in 1973. Liverpool were only

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Southampton and West Ham showed how to stop Man City. Mourinho will mimic their approach

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 06:36:13 +0000

Southampton and West Ham showed how to stop Man City. Mourinho will mimic their approach - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Manchester City could finally escape with a victory from the tricky opposition they faced against Southampton and West Ham United last week. Both matches remained level until the end when Raheem Sterling and David Silva grabbed late winners. Before that, Saints and Hammers managed to halt Citizens frenetic attack and reduce the number of City’s clear-cut opportunities, even though Fraser Forster and Adrián had to intervene relatively often to support their teams’ solid defensive display. How could they almost do the miracle? Their defensive lines have the answer. Both Pellegrino and Moyes utilised a three-man back line aided by two

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Spurs must use January transfer window to get ahead of rivals, says Pochettino

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 06:00:48 +0000

Spurs must use January transfer window to get ahead of rivals, says Pochettino - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Spurs must use January transfer window to get a head start and get ahead of rivals, says Pochettino

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Pochettino comments on top class star's injury, this is a massive boost for Spurs fans

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:58:39 +0000

Pochettino comments on top class star's injury, this is a massive boost for Spurs fans - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has handed the fans a major boost by clarifying the injury situation of Toby Alderweireld. The Belgian’s comments were misinterpreted by the media earlier this week and it was reported that he could be ruled out until April. The 28-year-old said: “I suffered a serious muscle tear, and there is a major risk of me suffering a relapse. If the muscle tears completely then I will need an operation, and 14 weeks of recovery time.” Alderweireld has been exceptional for Spurs this season and the prospect of him missing the rest of the season was worrying.

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Top pundit backs Wolves to crank up the pressure on Sunderland

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:22:30 +0000

Top pundit backs Wolves to crank up the pressure on Sunderland - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Championship expert David Prutton has tipped Wolves to pile more misery on struggling Sunderland this weekend. Chris Coleman’s appointment as manager at the Stadium of Light has failed to spark a revival in the club’s fortunes, with the Black Cats still stuck in the bottom three. Wolves have lost just three out of 20 games this season and Prutton has predicted a comfortable 3-0 victory for the home side (7/1 with Sky Bet). “It doesn’t get any easier for Chris Coleman and Sunderland,” he told Sky Sports. “The home game against Reading was a great opportunity to build some momentum

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Allardyce 'under pressure' to get first Everton signing right, star striker on his radar

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:53:42 +0000

Allardyce 'under pressure' to get first Everton signing right, star striker on his radar - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Sam Allardyce says he is under pressure to get his first signing for Everton right. The new Toffees’ boss was asked ahead of Sunday’s derby game against Liverpool whether Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was a realistic target for the club. Allardyce refused to rule out a move for the striker, but admitted he needed to avoid making mistakes in the transfer market. “It is the hardest thing to recruit today – a centre-forward who scores goals and is the right type of centre-forward who scores goals for you,” he told Sky Sports. “That’s the most expensive area on the pitch

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Man United and Barcelona leading the race to sign this star striker

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:54:38 +0000

Man United and Barcelona leading the race to sign this star striker - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has tipped Antoine Griezmann to join either Manchester United or Barcelona next summer. The striker has been linked with a move away from Atletico Madrid, but Balague believes he will see out the season with his current club. “Griezmann will stay at Atletico Madrid in the New Year, but Atleti are working on the assumption he is leaving next season,” he told Sky Sports. “Barcelona, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid want him. I don’t think he has agreed anything with any club yet. “Atletico have spoken to Barcelona about Griezmann but, again, nothing

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4-2-3-1 v Stoke: Pochettino without these 3 top class Spurs star for this week's home game; Team News & Predictions

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:52:10 +0000

4-2-3-1 v Stoke: Pochettino without these 3 top class Spurs star for this week's home game; Team News & Predictions - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham vs Stoke English Premier League 2017/18 9th December, 15:00 pm BST Wembley Stadium, London Live Stream: Watch Tottenham vs Stoke live on NBCSN (US) Tottenham vs Stoke Preview Tottenham host Stoke City in the Premier League this weekend and the Londoners will be hoping to get their league campaign back on track with a win. Pochettino’s men have been excellent in Europe this season but they have disappointed in the Premier League recently. Spurs have won just one of their last six. The north London outfit were expected to challenge for the title. However, they find themselves playing catch

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Sky Sports pundit predicts the Manchester derby, Man City fans won't be happy if this happens

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:37:26 +0000

Sky Sports pundit predicts the Manchester derby, Man City fans won't be happy if this happens - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Manchester United host Manchester City at Old Trafford this weekend and both teams will be looking to strengthen their position in the title race with a win. City have been unplayable recently and Pep Guardiola will be desperate to get one over Jose Mourinho here. Both managers are world class tacticians and this should be a fascinating contest. Meanwhile, Manchester United are heading into this game on the back of a win over Arsenal and they will be confident of getting a result at home. According to the Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, the two sides are likely to cancel

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