Arsenal reach Champions League knockout phase & 2 more big stories you might've missed
Arsenal reach Champions League knockout phaseArsenal thrashed RC Lens 6-0 on Wednesday to qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League with a game to spare. Rob Holding set for surprise Arsenal return Rob Holding is reportedly set to rejoin Arsenal on a free deal this January following his £4m move to Crystal Palace.
Real Madrid interested in highly gifted German forward (reliability: 4 stars)
Real Madrid have joined the race for highly-gifted German forward Florian Wirtz, reports Sky Germany. Wirtz is a highly sought-after attacker with big teams like Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United also hunting for his signature.
'Hypocrite' Eddie Howe gets taste of his own medicine after slamming Arteta's VAR comments
Newcastle United missed out on beating Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday night.Kylian Mbappe converted a penalty in the 98th minute of the game in France in a bitter blow to the Magpies' Round of 16 hopes.
Ex-Barca boss Enrique names most influential player in the world, not Mbappe nor Messi
Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has coached some of the best players in the world, like Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and Kylian Mbappe. But Enrique says the most influential player the world of football today is Ousmane Dembele.
'Haaland had a great season, me too': Mbappe opens up on Messi's Ballon d'Or win
"Messi had to win Ballon d'Or, he won the World Cup, he's one of the greatest in history, if not the greatest, for me," Kylian Mbappe has told the media."Haaland had a great season, me too, but next to winning World Cup it doesn't weigh much.
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.
Real Madrid get free path to sign Mbappe after PSG make final decision (reliability: 4 stars)
PSG have decided that they will not be offering a new long-term contract to Kylian Mbappe before next summer, claims Diario AS.They are instead hopeful that the winger will be activating a one-year extension on his current deal to stay until 2025.
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.
'I don't think it's going to be two guys dominating': Vertonghen backs two Real Madrid players to compete for Ballon d'Or
"I don't think it's going to be two guys dominating [the Ballon d'Or] for the next 15 years," former Tottenham and Belgium great Jan Vertonghen has told Stats Perform."There are a lot of massive talents.
'Griezmann has been at the table, not the other way around': Fans react to journalist's question about famous youngsters
After Atletico's 6-0 win against Celtic, Antoine Griezmann spoke to the press. One of the questions was about Griezmann sitting at the same table with Haaland, Mbappé and Bellingham.
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PSG chairman reacts to Real Madrid's statement on Mbappe
Last week, Real Madrid released a statement denying rumours they already began negotiations to sign Kylian Mbappe as a free agent next summer. Here's what PSG chairman Nasser Al Khelaifi had to say when asked about Madrid's statement: “I didn’t see Real Madrid statement about Mbappé to be honest — we focus on ourselves not others.
Top 10 highest-paid players at Real Madrid before Mbappe arrives – Jude 5th
Following reports that Kylian Mbappe is set to become Real Madrid's highest-paid player if he joins, let's take a look at the top 10 best-paid players at the club right now. Toni Kroos is currently Real Madrid's best-paid player at €11.
Mbappe to becomes highest-paid player at Real Madrid IF he joins, potential salary revealed
Kylian Mbappe will immediately become Real Madrid's highest-paid player if or when he joins Los Blancos in 2024, El Chiringuito says (h/t Diario AS). Real Madrid are prepared to place Mbappe on a salary of €35 million net per season.
Argentina voter for Ballon d'Or picks just one player not from his country in top 5 — not Haaland
Enrique 'Quique' Wolff from ESPN is the Ballon d'Or voter for Argentina and his top 5 for the 2023 edition is very PATRIOTIC.While he did recognise Kylian Mbappe for the trouble he caused his country in the World Cup final, the rest of his picks are Argentinians: 1.
Mbappe's jersey number at Real Madrid next season revealed
El Chiringuito journalist Paco Buyo is convinced that Kylian Mbappe will wear Real Madrid's number 10 shirt next season. Luka Modric currently wears the number 10 at Real Madrid but the Croatian legend is expected to leave the club at the end of the season.
Emi Martinez: 'Mbappe is a great boy'
Emi Martinez may have been a bit too provocative with his celebrations after winning the World Cup with Argentina, in particular when he held a plush Mbappe doll, but he is, in fact, full of respect for Kylian.Emi Martinez said: "There's a reason why he's considered one of the best in the world.
'It's difficult to say Messi is better than Ronaldo or Mbappe': Didier Deschamps
"The Argentinians [say that Messi is the best of all time]. He is one of them, but it is difficult to say that Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo or Kylian Mbappe, who is younger," France head coach Didier Deschamps has told ESPN.
Chelsea told they won't win Premier League even with Mbappe, Bellingham & 4 more under-radar stories
Chelsea assistant charged with misconductJesus Perez has been charged with misconduct by the FA after his red card in the Brentford game for an altercation with the opposition staff. He'll be on the Blues bench for the Blackburn game though as he still has the right to appeal the charge.
Messi names one Real Madrid player who can win Ballon d'Or, not Bellingham
“Haaland, Mbappe, Vinicius and many young players can compete for Ballon d’Or in the next years," Lionel Messi has said. Vinicius only finished 6th in the Ballon d'Or rankings this year but the Brazilian could be on the podium once again if he beats his record of 23 goals and 21 assists from last season.
Ranking 4 players Messi tips to win Ballon d'Or soon
“Haaland, Mbappe, Vinicius and many young players can compete for Ballon d’Or in the next years," Lionel Messi has said. “I also think that Lamine Yamal, who is still very young and plays for Barcelona, will play a prominent role and fight for it in the future too,” Leo adds.
Faces of Haaland and Mbappe the moment Messi proclaimed Ballon d'Or winner – spotted
What was the initial reaction of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe to Leo Messi winning his 8th Ballon d'Or?The Norwegian looked dead inside and displayed no emotion at all.Kylian had some sort of smile on his face – he probably knew the outcome after the World Cup final already.