Garnacho, Onana up for Premier League awards & 4 more under-radar stories at Man United
Newcastle referee namedRobert Jones will be taking charge of the Newcastle vs Manchester United clash in the Premier League on Saturday, December 2, it has been confirmed.The 36-year-old official has only refereed four top-flight games involving the Red Devils so far with a record of two wins and two draws.
Olivier Giroud goes in goal for AC Milan, makes brave save to preserve three points
Olivier Giroud is 37 years old, but he's not slowing down, scoring four goals in Serie A this season already.On Saturday, however, the former Chelsea striker had to protect AC Milan's goal rather than trying to score at the opposite end.
'Worst in my career': Jose Mourinho speaks up on Roma's start as team sit 16th
After AS Roma lost 4-1 to Genoa, Jose Mourinho admitted that this is the worst start of the season in his career. As reported by the Daily Mail, Roma fans were seen especially disturbed after the game, as they were chanting: "we want respect", "we've had enough", and "show us some balls".
Man United agree Van de Beek loan deal with French club Lorient, his stance revealed (reliability: 4 stars)
Man United have accepted an offer from Ligue 1 club Lorient over a loan deal for Donny van de Beek, claims Foot Mercato.The Red Devils are open to loaning him to the French club as they desperately look to open up space in their squad for Sofyan Amrabat’s signing.
Several clubs interested in Mingueza and 3 more under-radar stories
Several clubs interested in MinguezaCelta Vigo, Genoa, AEK Athens and Hoffenheim are the clubs interested in Oscar Mingueza, Diario Sport (4 stars) claim. The defender is one of the players Barcelona are desperate to offload this summer.
Abde closing in on Girona move and 3 more under-radar stories of the day
Neto agrees to leave BarcaThe Brazilian's entourage have been negotiating with Napoli 'for weeks', reports reliable Matteo Moretto.The goalkeeper will leave Barcelona for free, but the club will not have to pay his salary anymore.
'This is no longer football’: Jose Mourinho rages at VAR after AS Roma’s draw to Genoa
AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho was fuming to see his side denied a last-minute winner in the 0-0 draw to Genoa on Saturday.Nicolo Zaniolo saw his last-minute goal ruled out due to a foul in the build-up, with the winger later being sent off for dissent.
40-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores incredible free-kick for AC Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic keeps delivering for AC Milan!On Wednesday, the 40-year-old converted his second free-kick in the 2021/22 season as Milan thrashed Genoa 3-0.The goalkeeper just stood watching!Zlatan strike at 0:21The striker has netted 6 goals and provided 2 assists for Milan this season.
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Emenalo could be named Newcastle's sporting director & 3 more big Chelsea stories you might've missed
Shevchenko targets PulisicNew Genoa manager Andriy Shevchenko wants to sign Christian Pulisic as the Serie A side look to invest in the squad, as per Italian outlet Secolo XIX.Emenalo in line to become Newcastle's new DoFFormer Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo is the standout candidate to become Newcastle's director of football, according to the Telegraph.
'I'm trying to push and give my 100 per cent': Zappacosta wants to impress Tuchel in B'mouth friendly
Davide Zappacosta is back at Chelsea after finishing his loan spell with Genoa, and the wing-back wants to fight for a place in the first team."It has been a while that I've been in Italy so it's really good to be back here and work with some old friends and the coach as well, because he's a really good coach and we have been just trying to do what he's asking us," Zappacosta told the club's official website.
Gallagher & 3 more loanees with at least 5/10 probability to stay at Chelsea next season – rankings
As many as 14 players have returned to Chelsea after finishing their loans.They will be keen on impressing Thomas Tuchel in the pre-season, but some are likelier to stay at the club for the next season than others.
Inter Milan leading race to sign Zappacosta from Chelsea (reliability: 3 stars)
Rumours flying in Italian media indicate that Inter Milan are in pole position to sign Davide Zappacosta from Chelsea.Zappacosta is seen as a suitable replacement for Achraf Hakimi who's set to join PSG on an eye-watering deal, according to L’Interista.
Inter consider Chelsea forgotten man Zappacosta as potential Hakimi replacement - Gianluca Di Marzio (reliability: 4 stars)
Davide Zappacosta is still on Chelsea's books, even though he has not played for the Blues once since the 2018-19 season.The 29-year-old spent the last two seasons on loan at Roma and Genoa, and his return to Italy looks the likeliest outcome for the next season too.
Raheem Sterling previews 'physically demanding' final & 3 more under-radar stories at Chelsea
Sterling previews 'physically demanding' Champions League final"I expect a physically demanding game. Chelsea is a strong team who have a lot of physically strong players," Raheem Sterling said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
'He's another player who's ready to leave the club': Fabrizio Romano on Shkodran Mustafi
Shkodran Mustafi has fallen by the wayside this season: the defender made just 3 league appearances, all from the bench, totalling at just 43 minutes. The German doesn't seem to have a future with the Gunners after his contract expires this summer - and perhaps he'll be gone even this month.
Lacazette, Elneny and 11 more players with 1.5 years or less left on their contracts
Back in 2018 following poor management of Mesut Ozil's and Alexis Sanchez's contract situations, Raul Sanllehi, then Arsenal's former head of football, promised not to allow players' deals to enter their final year.As we all know, the club then suffered a blow with Aaron Ramsey who eventually left for free to Juventus.
John Barnes claims Koulibaly won't make Liverpool perfect, stresses there's nothing to worry about despite Villa disappointment
"If you want perfection then, of course, you could go and get Kalidou Koulibaly and have better players but you’re not going to get perfection," iconic Liverpool winger John Barnes told BonusCodeBets."Liverpool have lost one game and lost one game last year and one game the year before.
Money-laundering, drug cartels, ticket touting: 5 instances when football merged with organized crime
Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar had so much money that he did not think twice before burning millions of dollars to keep his daughter Manuela warm. Those who've seen The Godfather would remember Michael Corleone chillingly telling his wife: "Don't ever ask me about my business".