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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Paul Merson’s Premier League Predictions Featuring Liverpool And Man Utd

Paul Merson has revealed his Premier League predictions come the end of the season and according to him, he sees Manchester United and Liverpool finishing in the top four. While United have been in decent form in recent games and lie in second place behind Manchester rivals City, Liverpool have, on the other hand, been very poor this season.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have not won any of their last four games, losing all, including their home fixtures. They have been knocked out of the top four positions as a result of their woeful form and performances this season. With Chelsea closing in on the top four after their fine run of form, they are in fifth place, two points adrift West Ham United who are in fourth place.
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Three Lessons Learned From Chelsea’s Win Against Atletico

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel guided his side to an impressive victory over Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 fixture. Super striker Olivier Giroud was the star of the show and the scorer if the only goal as he helped the Blues seal a remarkable and much-needed first-leg win over their rivals.

Chelsea were very dominant right from the start of the game till the very end as they always looked the better side with more passes made, more ball possession held, more total attempts, and more shots on target as they completed a stunning job in their away fixture. Here are the three things that were noticed from the impressive win on Tuesday night.
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VAN DIJK WORKS TOWARDS INJURY RETURN AS HE HITS TRAINING

 

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is stepping up his return process from injury after recently providing an update to his fans as he returns to light training. In the update the former Southampton defender provided, he revealed that he is currently training with former AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf as he edges towards his return date from his season-ending injury.


Van Dijk, one of the most important players for Liverpool, if not the most important, picked up a serious anterior cruciate ligament injury as he collided with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the Merseyside Derby on the 17th of October. Since then, the talismanic defender has not featured for his club and is focusing on making a return from the long injury lay-off.
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MIDTJYLLAND VS LIVERPOOL: PREDICTED LIVERPOOL STARTING XI

 

As a manager, knowing that you have qualified for the next round of the Champions League round of 16 already with a game to spare is usually blissful. You then have the freedom to give minutes to your fringe players and either get reminded of how good they are, or why you should sell them.


That is the case of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp who takes his players on a trip to Denmark on Wednesday night to face Midtjylland. Another major reason Klopp will be looking to select a much Weaker side is since the club has been thrown into an injury crisis all season.
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One Goal Decided the Fate of Alberto Aquilani

 

Football is such a game that can turn one player from zero to the hero or vice versa. The same thing happened with Alberto Aquilani, the former Italian skipper. The central midfielder was playing for the English Premier League giant Liverpool where he signed for 17.1 million Euros and the then coach of Liverpool Rafa Benitez took him from AS Roma of Italy. He was given the place of Xavi Alanso who went to Real Madrid that summer. But a goal changed his career and the fans erased his name completely from their memory.


Alberto Aquilani was not fully fit for the initial days in Liverpool and was suffering from an injury. He was a regular player in the first XI and helped his team to secure a place in the semi-finals of the Europa League. The opponent was Atletico Madrid where Diago Forlan, the Uruguay maestro was playing during that season. Liverpool was playing very well as Alberto Aquilani and Yossi Benayoun scored for them. They managed to have an aggregate lead on Atletico Madrid as Liverpool had to face a one-goal defeat in their away match.
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