How should Real Madrid line up against Napoli?
Real Madrid have already secured the Champions League last-16 qualification, but they are yet to finish top of their group.How should the Whites line up with the home La Liga clash against Granada in mind?Real Madrid v Napoli: team news, probable lineups
Osimhen not interested in Arsenal & 2 more under-radar stories today
Lens referee namedArtur Dias will be taking charge of the Arsenal vs RC Lens clash in the Champions League at the Emirates on Wednesday night, it has been confirmed.The 44-year-old Portuguese official has already refereed two games involving the Gunners: a 6–0 win against Ludogorets in the Champions League back in 2016 and a 2–1 defeat away at Villarreal in the Europa League in 2021.
'This will be worse than Koulibaly saga in 2017': how Chelsea fans reacted to Osimhen becoming primary January target
Chelsea have reportedly made Napoli striker Victor Osimhen their main target to sign in the January transfer window.The Nigerian forward is open to the prospect of moving to the Premier League after developing issues with the Serie A club.
Mikel Arteta 'identifies Victor Osimhen as main striker target' — Arsenal's starting XI with him is SCARY
Arsenal have now 'identified Victor Osimhen as main striker target', according to LondonWorld, a tier-three source.While the report comes from a source that is not exactly reliable, it makes sense since Mikel Arteta is looking for a new forward.
Chelsea target Osimhen for January & 3 more big stories you might've missed
Chelsea target Osimhen for JanuaryThe Telegraph reports that the Napoli striker may be open to the move but it could cost at least ₤100m.Pochettino's job not in dangerAccording to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea owners accept that it will take time for the team to become more consistent and compete for trophies.
Chelsea to make Victor Osimhen priority target in January (reliability: 5 stars)
Chelsea are set to make Napoli striker Victor Osimhen their priority target for the January transfer window, according to The Telegraph.The Nigerian striker is believed to be open to a move due to a strained relationship with Napoli president Aurelio Di Laurentiis.
Romano clarifies Chelsea links with Kvaratskhelia – and what Mudryk has to do with it
"I’m aware there have been some stories about Chelsea having an interest in Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, with reports that he’s a player they really like, but I wouldn’t read too much into this for now," Fabrizio Romano said, reacting to the story reported by ESPN."The key point with Chelsea, however, is that they still believe Mykhailo Mudryk will be the future in that position, so nothing has been decided in terms of investing big money there for another player after they fought hard to sign Mudryk ahead of Arsenal in that tense battle last January.
Bayern Munich discuss Varane transfer & 3 more under-radar stories at Man United
Bruno acknowledges Ronaldo as Portugal's leader Bruno Fernandes: “I might be the controller of the midfield area but Ronaldo leads the team and that is the most important thing.”“He has been leading the Portugal team for a long time and he deserves nothing but respect.
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Chelsea make decision on January move for Victor Osimhen (reliability: 4 stars)
Chelsea are determined to add a world-class striker to their squad in the near future, according to insider Matt Law.Mauricio Pochettino is a fan of Kylian Mbappe after working with the Frenchman at Paris Saint-Germain but Victor Osimhen is a more realistic option.
Pochettino 'absolutely loves' Mbappe — would Boehly make a move?
According to journalist Matt Law, Mauricio Pochettino 'absolutely loves' Kylian Mbappe, having previously worked with the Frenchman at PSG.Chelsea need a proven goalscorer and the Frenchman fits the bill as arguably the most clinical striker of the generation, alongside Erling Haaland.
Obi Mikel to Osimhen: 'You're gonna come to Chelsea man, I'm gonna broker that deal'
Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel sat down with Victor Osimhen and said that he will make sure the Napoli man gets to the Bridge next summer. “Next season, I know you're gonna come to Chelsea man!” Obi Mikel told the striker on his Obi One podcast, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano.
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'I don't have a favourite team, but..' Osimhen makes admission involving Man United
When asked if he has any favourite team playing in the Premier League right now, Victor Osimhen said: “I don’t have a favourite PL team but I’ve two jerseys: Chelsea and Man United.“Many friends of mine are Chelsea fans, few are Man United fans.
Osimhen: 'I have a Chelsea jersey, many of my friends are Chelsea fans'
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen was asked which Premier League team he supports.“I don’t have a favourite Premier League team but I’ve two jerseys: Chelsea and Man United,” the Nigerian said on the Obi One podcast, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano.
Chelsea can only afford Osimhen on one condition (reliability: 5 stars)
Chelsea may not be able to afford Victor Osimhen from Napoli if they fail to qualify for the Champions League next season, according to The Athletic's David Ornstein. The Blues are interested in Osimhen whose current price tag is in the region of €150m despite his contract with Napoli less than 2 years away from expiry.
'I was impressed': Victor Osimhen names former Atalanta player as the most tough defender he has faced
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen had some kind words to say about Tottenham Hotspur's defender, Cristian Romero. These two footballers crossed paths during their time in the Italian league before Romero moved to the Premier League.
Liverpool 'hold contacts' with Osimhen's agents & 2 more under-radar stories
Liverpool 'hold contacts' with Osimhen's agentsAs per Calciomercato, Liverpool are showing strong interest in signing Napoli striker Victor Osimhen next year.The Reds have reportedly held 'several contacts' with his representatives to discuss a potential move next year.
'I've seen enough': Chelsea fans want one striker to replace Jackson after Brentford loss
Chelsea fans have grown tired of Nicolas Jackson's inconsistency and inability to score goals.The striker was poor in the 2-0 loss to Brentford, not coming close to scoring and having little impact in the final third.
Union Berlin suspend Datro Fofana for attitude issue despite Chelsea striker's apology
David Datro Fofana has been suspended for a week by his club Union Berlin for refusing to shake hands with the head coach.The striker walked past the manager and snubbed his offer of a handshake after being subbed off in the Champions League defeat against Napoli.
Osimhen or Toney? Romano names who's most likely to join Chelsea in January
“With Chelsea, a new striker for sure will be discussed ahead of January," Fabrizio Romano told Caught Offside.“For the striker position, we already know about links with Ivan Toney and Victor Osimhen, and for sure either of them would be top top signings.
Victor Osimhen reacts angrily to Napoli fans blocking his car for autographs
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen found himself in the spotlight this week when he had a heated exchange with fans outside the club's training ground.As Osimhen left training, he was captured on camera in a tense moment, expressing his frustration towards fans who were eagerly seeking his autograph.
Bonucci is furious after starting on the bench in Champions League clash
Leonardo Bonucci is furious after being left out of Union Berlin's starting lineup for the crucial Champions League clash against Napoli.His move to Germany was motivated by the prospect of regular playing time in Europe's top club competition and a chance to secure a spot in Italy's squad for the EURO 2024 tournament.
Graham Potter could take charge at Man United on two conditions (reliability: 3 stars)
Journalist Alan Nixon reports that Graham Potter could return by taking the wheel at Man United.The Englishman currently awaits a Napoli offer, with the Serie A champions considering him in case they sack Rudi Garcia.
Fabrizio Romano provides insight into Chelsea-linked Osimhen's contract situation at Napoli
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis recently stated in a press conference that Victor Osimhen's contract renewal talks with the club were at a standstill.Since then Osimhen has been linked to Chelsea, and Fabrizio Romano has now provided an explanation with regards to the situation.