REPORT: HOW MUCH LUCAS PAQUETA WILL COST NEWCASTLE  

Newcastle United will reportedly have to smash their transfer record to sign Lucas Paqueta this summer. The Brazilian attacker was linked with the Magpies in January, with the Toon reportedly launching a £34million bid. However, it was rejected by Lyon. But Newcastle did sign one Brazilian from the Ligue 1 side earlier in the year. Bruno Guimaraes arrived for a fee that could rise to £42million.


The 24-year-old has been a star since his big money move, dazzling on his first St James’ Park start last time out. Guimaraes is the present and the future for Newcastle, but could he be reunited with one of his best footballing friends this summer? [Continue reading…]

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                    LYON SET TO MISS THREE KEY PLAYERS AGAINST WEST HAM

Lyon will be without a few key players for the Europa League quarter-final first-leg clash with West Ham at the London Stadium on April 7th. The Hammers will welcome the Ligue 1 outfit to the London Stadium in just over two week’s time for what should be yet another memorable night in East London.


The London Stadium was absolutely rocking when West Ham beat Sevilla 2-0 last Thursday and subsequently progressed through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League. West Ham’s Europa League campaign has been one hell of a ride this season and the fans have loved every minute of it. [Continue reading…]

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NEWCASTLE UNITED: WHY WAS LEWIS DROPPED?

Northern Ireland international defender Jamal Lewis might have played his last game for Newcastle United after he failed to make the cut for the revised Premier League squad at the Northeast club. Newcastle United confirmed their Premier League squad for the remainder of the season last week and Lewis was an obvious omission. He was not part of the 25-man squad for the rest of this season’s Premier League campaign.

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It is safe to say that things have not gone the way Lewis expected when he left Norwich City to sign for Newcastle United as a promising fullback at the start of last season. He started last season as the first choice left-back before his spot was taken by Matt Ritchie. He has played five times for the Magpies in the Premier League this season and six times in all competitions. It’s not a surprise that Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe has opted for Matt Targett, Javier Manquillo and Matt Ritchie ahead of Jamal Lewis. New signing Targett signed for the club from fellow English top flight team Aston Villa on loan on the final day of the winter transfer window last month and he has taken the place of Lewis in the latest 25-man squad.
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KLOPP DELIGHTED WITH PLAYERS’ RETURN

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was delighted with the return of some of his players during the FC Porto game in the Champions League on Wednesday. In his post-match presser, Klopp expressed his delight that he was able to give minutes to players such as Andy Robertson and James Milner who were returning from respective injuries. The Liverpool boss was also delighted that he was able to rest some key players.

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Jurgen Klopp was able to rest key first team players like Virgil Van Dijk, Fabinho and Trent Alexander Arnold for the FC Porto game which ended in a 2-0 win for his team courtesy the goals from Mohamed Salah and Thiago Alcantara. Ex-Bayern Munich and Barcelona man Thiago was able to notch his first goal for the Reds during the Porto game having joined them in a £20m deal last summer. Liverpool signed Thiago from German champions Bayern Munich at the start of last season as he was reluctant to sign a new deal with one year left on the existing one.
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TRANSFERS: HOWMESSI AND RONALDOHAVE FARED

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are undoubtedly the top two superstars in the world of football, and it was not surprising that the biggest football news this year involved the two players following their transfers in the summer.


A lot of football stakeholders didn’t believe Messi could leave Barcelona until French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) snapped him up on a free transfer. A few days earlier, Catalan giants Barcelona had announced that the Argentine football wizard will leave the club and a lot of the football stakeholders found it hard to believe until his move to the Parc des Princes was completed on August 14.
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REVEALED: REAL REASON WHY KOUNDE’S CHELSEA TRANSFER FAILED

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English Premier League club and current UEFA Champions League title holder Chelsea did have themselves a decent transfer window but they would not be happy with the way that their transfer window ended even though they sealed a big deadline day transfer. The Blues were having themselves a very quiet window during the first few weeks that it was open for business activities to take place.


They decided to break quietness and attempted to raid German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund for their star striker Erling Haaland but they were not going to be successful because not only were they unwilling to meet the huge transfer price, Dortmund were also unwilling to lose him after losing Jadon Sancho to Manchester United. [Continue reading…]

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ATALANTA FINALLY ACCEPT TOTTENHAM’S BID FOR DEFENDER ROMERO

English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have continued to make some impressive progress in this summer’s transfer window after finally seeing their latest bid for Argentine defender Cristian Romero accepted by Italian Serie A club Atalanta. Spurs needed to sign a new defender after letting Toby Alderweireld leave the club permanently as they needed someone who would replace him in the squad. The London club have been scouting Romero for some time now and also had some scouts to watch his performances firing the Copa America tournament where he impressed and showed his class once again as he convinced Spurs that he was the right man for them.

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Romero had an outstanding campaign in the Serie A last season and started attracting interest from a couple of clubs across Europe, including Manchester United, Liverpool, and Paris Saint-Germain. However, the Red Devils decided to sign French central defender Raphael Varane from Real Madrid while Paris Saint-Germain opted to lure Sergio Ramos from the Los Blancos as well. Also, with Liverpool already signing a new defender in Ibrahima Konate, it meant that Spurs had a clear pathway to seal the deal for the Argentina international superstar.
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ATLETICO MADRID MIDFIELDER REPORTEDLY STILL ON THE MARKET

Although the rumors are not really traveling that far, it is believed that Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez is still on the market and that the player is very much open to the idea of leaving the Wanda Metropolitano this summer. The Spain international midfielder reported wants a new challenge in his career and is also believed to fancy a move to the English Premier League, but the reports are also claiming that he will not try to table a transfer request or push for a move away from the club.

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It was first reported last week that Liverpool were interested in signing the 26-year-old midfield enforcer as the Reds are trying to get a replacement for Girginio Wijnaldum who left Anfield for Paris Saint-Germain this summer. However, Jurgen Klopp is not the only man interested in signing the player and he has also been linked with a move to Manchester United and Barcelona.
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MAN CITY MIDFIELDER CLOSE TO SIGNING NEW CONTRACT

Premier League club Manchester City are currently in talks with Brazilian midfielder Fernadinho over the signing of a new deal at the club after offering him a contract extension. The contract talks have also progressed well and the player is showing signs of willingness to finally put pen to paper on the new contract.

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Fernadinho has cemented his place in Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team and has become one of the most important assets at the heart of the City midfield for a long time now. With his contract set to expire at the end of this season, there were talks that he would be following departing striker Sergio Agüero who is leaving the club at the end of this season. But the club had other plans and the signing of a new deal is now Imminent.
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GREALISH SUFFERS INJURY SETBACK

Aston Villa have been rocked by the news that star player Jack Grealish has suffered a setback in his bid to recover completely from the shin injury that has plagued the England man for several weeks.

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Villa boss Dean Smith told reporters about the injury setback suffered by Grealishduring his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s set of games in the Premier League. Smith takes his Villa team to the home of champions Liverpool on Saturday.
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