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Liverpool striker set to pen new deal

striker Suso is poised to sign a new, improved contract at Anfield.The Spain Under-19 international, who has broken into the first team this season, is set to complete the deal before the weekend.”He will sign a new contract later which shows our commitment to him and shows he is very hapcontent_imgpy here and feels he has hope, which is important,” said Liverpool manager .The 18-year-old made his first-team debut in September’s Europa League victory over Young Boys and made his first Premier League start nine days later.Suso is expected to get more first-team opportunities following the injury to which will leave him sidelined for up to three months.”I have been really impressed. He is a good boy and very keen to learn,” added Rodgfuture conduct after admitting breaching Football Association betting rules, reports BBC Sport.The 24 year old appeared in a TV advert for Colombian betting company Betjuego.In mitigation, Everton said defender Mina’s “command of the English languageers.”He is a wonderful technician, he’s very bright and a thinking player – which I like.”He needs to add goals to hisna want to buy Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this week.The Mirror says Barca are targeting a new frontman with Luis Suarez injured and see Aubameyang, 30, as the perfect candidate ahead of Friday night’s transfer deadline.The Gabon marksm game but obviously when you are a young player coming into the team you are really just trying to settle in.”

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Leeds goalkeeper extends Orient stay

Leeds will let Paul Rachubka remain on loan at until the end of the season.Former goalkeeper Rachubka fell at ofse Lingard were delighted with their 6-0 FA Cup win at Tranmere Rovers.Maguire’s effort marked his first for tcontent_imghe club.“It’s been a long time coming,” Maguire told BT Sport. “I’am and Liverpool.The 42-year-old awarded Manchester United a controversial late penalty in their last-16 victory over Paris St-Germain in March.The Champions League final takes place at Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid on Saturday, 1 June at 20:00 BSTve had a lot of chances this year and I haven’t been able to find the favour at Leeds before being sent on loan to Orient.And the American, who has made eight appearances for the London club since joining back in March, will stay at Brisbane Road until the end of the season.

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James Milner: Man City aim for strong finish following derby victory

Manchester City midfielder James Milner hopes at Old Trafford will stand them in good stead for the restLeboeuf believes the club should give manager Maurizio Sarri another season.There is some speculation that Sarri may leave at the end of the season, even if the club were to secure a Champions League spot for next season.But Leboeuf believes that Sar of the season.Milner opened the scoring in City`s 2-1 win which, despite sealing local bragging rights, does little to improve his side’s chances of retaining the Premier League title.The result cut United’s lead at the top of the table, though they are still 12 points clear with seven games left, while City remain alive in the FA Cup.They play Chelsea in the semi-finals this weekend and Milner wants to get some momentum going.”Every derby is a massive one, we wanted to come and put in a performance,” he told Sky Sports.”We deserved the win at what is always a tough place to come. It was a great result and we will want to keep the momentum until the end of the season.”We worked very hard and got a win. United are tough to maintain a winning hunger for silverware.Mane has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season including 11 times in the Premier League.And speaking to the club’s official website, Mane explained what the Reds want to achieve this season.The 27-ybreak down at Old Trafford where they have an excellent record.”Blues captain Vincencontent_imgt Kompany also reflected fondly on his team’s derby triumph, and though he admitted the win will do little in the current title race, the Belgian international hopes it can make a difference heading into next season.”We worked very hard and we gave them few chances,” said the City skipper.”We were the better team. Every game we play to win and the way we finish the season can have an impact on the next when we will start from the beginning.”This is a good game to have under our belt.”

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Brede Hangeland: Fans played important part in decision to stay at Fulham

Fulham captain Brede Hangeland says the club’s fans played a major role in convincing him to extend his contract at the west London club.The 31-year-old was due to be out of contract in the summer but he has agreed a two-year extension to the delight of the supporters and maInter Milan president Steven Zhang insists Mauro Icardi is up for sale.Zhang says they’re determined to find the striker a new club.“Icardi is a great player, a good person and he helped the club with many goals in the past,” Zhang told the Corriere della Sera.“We’re sure we’ll find a good solution for him.”Asked if Icardi could yet stay.“No,” was the response.nager Martin Jol.”I was just really pleased to sort it out and commit myself to Fulham for some more years. I’m certainly really happy to have signed,” Hangeland told the club’s programme.”I haven’t really seen what the fans have said, but I’m told they were very happy about me signing which is nice to hear.”The supporters havecontent_img always been great to me here and we seem to have a great bond.”I’ve loved my time here. It’s a special football club; it has a great family feel to it and some great people behind the scenes. Craven Cottage is a wonderful stadium too.”I couldn’t really see myself at e contenders.Asked if United, currently 27 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool , can challenge for the title next season Solskjaer did not sound convinced it is a genuine prospect.“That’s the aim, of course,” said Solskjaer. “I’m not saying iany other team in the Premier League so to have signed and to know I’m here for a few more years is great.”I didn’t know much about the club when I signed, there were quite a few teams interested in me, but I ended up at Fulham and it has been brilliant.”

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over Gibraltar on Monday that sent them to the Eur

dne Zidane, the hard-working midfielder could yet be sacwiss midfielder, who has been stripped of the Gunners captaincy, said he “can’t accept” what has gone on.Xhaka scored in Switzerland’s 6-1 win over Gibraltar on Monday that sent them to the Euro 2020 finals.He told Swiss broadcaster SRF: “I have a clrificed as part of a fringe players sale.Mundo Deportivo says Arsenal are keeping tabs oncontent_img the situation as manager Unai Emery seeks a new winger signing.Vazquez made 31 appearances last season,

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Tottenham confirm Emmanuel Adebayor will join up with Togo for Africa Cup of Nations

Tottenham have confirmed that will link up with Togo for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations.Adebayor had initially ruled out playing in the tournament in South Africa following a row over team security and unpaid bonuses.However, following talks with the country’s president, the striker has now been convinced to take part.With the competition running from January 19 to February 10, Adebayor is set to miss up to four games for and his decision to go will leave Andre -Boas with just one recognised senior striker in .”The club can confirm thcontent_imgat Emmanuel Adebayor has been called up by the Togo FA for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations,” Tottenham said in a statement.”The striker will be available for this weekend’s fixture against Rangers before travelling out to South Africa to meet up with his international teammates ahead oest Ham boss David Moyes praised his players after their 1-1 draw with Everton.The Hammers dominated the first half at London Stadium,team.The Reds won 1-0 at Bramall Lane on Saturday thanks to Gini Wijnaldum’s goal.Klopp said, “I saw [the last] three games of theirs so that means I knew as much as I could. I am very impressed, to be honest. Very impressed. The way they play, the w but saw a succession of chances go begging before taking the lead through Issa Diop’s 40th-minute header. However, f the championships.”

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Exclusive – Redknapp: ‘I’m not sure Bale will last 90 minutes against Milan’

will tell his Tottenham team to get straight into AC Milan’s faces on Wednesday night – but admits he’s not sure whether to unleash on them from the start.The boss knows his side must start quickly against the Italian league leaders as they seek to defend their 1-0 lead from the first leg in the San Siro and book their place in the last eight of the Champions League.Redknapp toldcontent_img the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “We’ve got to start fast. If we invite them on to us we’ll cause problems. We’ve got to set the tempo and get after them.Other teams aren’t used to playing at the pace we do in the Premier League.”Even though Spurs hold a slender advantage courtesy of ’s goal in Italy, Redknapp knows the tie is far from won.“It’s a very dangerous game for us,” he added. “They are top of the league in Italy and hardly ever get beaten. They’ve go so much experience, players who’ve played in Champions Lek.The Daily Mail says the Chinese conglomerate are seeking fresh investment in the Premier League club.Fosun International were the biggest single shareholder, owning 18 per cent of the travel operator that went bust on Monday.Wolves insisted on Tuesague and World Cup finals and have seen it all.“And they’ve got three forward who can do damage to anyone.”Tottenham, though, have danger men of their own, none more so than Bale, who destroyed Inter Milan in the competition earlier in the season.The Welshman is on his way back to fitness after a back injury and Redknapp admits he’s not sure whether to name him in his starting XI.“We’ll have to see how he is. I’m not sure he’ll last 90 minutes, so I’m not sure whether to start with him or bring him off the bench.“It’s amazing the ability he’s got to pick the ball up and run with it. With him and we’ve got the pace to push them back.”Before Tottenham take on AC Milan, Redknapp will be an interested spectator A side Roma.No deal has been agreed but there is interest in the 28-year-old, who is a free agent after leaving Championship side Blackburn Rovers in the summer.His move to Blackburn came after the cancellation of his £43,000-a-week contract by Sunas travel to Barcelona, and he admits his north London rivals could do the competition a favour by knocking out the Spanish giants.He added: “Barcelona are still the favourites. They are the best team in the world and, if they go through, they’re the team everyone will want to avoid.“But Arsenal have got a big chance. Barcelona have got their two centre-halves missing and that’s a big loss Arsenal could exploit and I think they’ll score tonight.“There’s no doubt if Arsenal could knock them out it will blow the competition wide open.”

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Exclusive – Hartson warns Arsenal: Van Persie will be weighing up his future

John Hartson has warned Arsenal they must finish in the top four this season – or risk losing their talisman .The Dutchman, who’s contract is due to expire in June 2013, cut a frustrated figure as the crashed to a 4-0 defeat away to AC Milan in the Champions League last-16 first-leg on Wednesday night.With the Gunners now facing a fight to qualify for next year’s competition, former Highbury favourite Hartson believes Van Persie will now be giving serious thought to his future.“He’s looking at the situation,” the former West Ham striker told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “He’s holding out with his contract to see if Arsenal can secure fourth place, if they can guarantee Champions League football then he might stay.“Van Persie will look at the type of players that Arsenal want to bring in. He loves Arsenal, he’s a wonderful player and he’s so, so important to them.“He’s weighing up his optiofection for the team and supporters.Coady has been ever present at the club for the past few seasons, seeing their riscontent_imge from the Championship to the Premier League first hand.Now he has managed a remarkable record, which is playing in every minute ofns and he’s going to see what Arsenal and Wenger do next before he makes his decision. Why they’ve left it so long is beyond me.”The Gunners struggled defensively during their heaviest European defeat and Hartson believes a lack of world class players was behind the loss.“It was really disappointing from an Arsenal point of view,” he went on to say. “There were no leaders out there. Ultimarizio Sarri to leave this week as Juventus aim to poach the Italian coach.That scenario will leave Chelsea chiefs on the lookout for yet another new boss to fill the Stamford Bridge hotseat.But that man will not be Jorge Jesus, who has just accepted tely when you look through the team how many world class players have Arsenal got?“They should have added in January. Getting a top four spot is not a foregone conclusion, I know they’re fourth at the moment but they have some tough games coming up.”

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‘Grid girl’ hits out at Formula One over controversial scrapping – talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE

A Formula 1 ‘Grid Girl’ has criticised the decision to scrap the position, telling talkSPORT the sport’s bosses have undermined gender equality by doing so.Charlotte Gash, who has been working in motorsport since 2015, said: “F1 should have thought about having a grid girl and a grid boy, to see if that was a viable option. There are plenty of girls now who are out of jobs in every country.”Announcing the change of stance earlier, Sean Bratches, F1’s Managing Director of Commercial Operations While grid girls will no longer be used at the start of Formula 1 races in 2018, they will also be absent from the other motorsport series that take place during Grands Prix weekends.Ms Gash said: “There are about 50 girls involved in each race. Sitic is one player who has been linked with an exit before the window closes, despite Valverde’s insistence that he is a player being counted on.”He’s very important for us,” Valverde said.”His work is there. Right now I don’t know if he’ll stay, buto you can see how many girls are now out of work.” A post shared by (@lottie_131) on Sep 21, 2017 at 12:25pm PDTShe added that in her time working in the sport she has never felt objectified.“Decades ago the grid girls would wear skimpy outfits and bikinis, and the drivers would probably look at the grid girls as trophies. That attitude has completely gone. The opinion about grid girls is more outdated than the grid girls themselves.”The 23-year-old was on the podium following Lewis Hamilton’s victory at the British Grand Prix in 2017.“The experience I received at Silverstone was out of this world. It was something ye results of the medical of Lyon fullback Ferland Mendy.Only the results of a second medical are stopping Real Madrid from making Mendy their third major signing of the summer. The defender has suffered a lot from injuries in the 12 months so Madrid ou could only dream of doing. Being on the podium with Hamilton, watching him go across the crowds and celebrate his win. It is something that I am never going to experience again.” A post shared by (@lottie_131) on Nov 24, 2016 at 12:28pm PSTLast week content_imgthe Professional Darts Corporation announced that walk-on girls will no longer be used.A petition to keep them, supported by former world champion Raymond van Barneveld, has since received more than 37,000 signatures.F1’s decision to abandon the concept from 2018 has been welcomed by the UK’s Women’s Sport Trust, who tweeted: “Thank you @F1 for deciding to stop using grid girls. Another sport making a clear choice about what they want to stand for.”In a previous statement, the organisation called on other sports such as cycling, boxing and UFC to follow suit, insisting “women in the sporting environment should be judged by their sports appeal and not sex appeal”.However, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn told talkSPORT his sport will not follow suit: “It is a different world we live in these days but…for us right now the ring card girls will be staying.”Meanwhile, chairman of the PDC Barry Hearn also told the station that he has “no personal problems whatsoever”with walk-on girls in darts, explaining thatdemands from TV bosses have made him powerless to prevent the ban –

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Arsenal face fight for Anderlecht striker

face a battle with Manchester City, and to clinch the signing of Anderlecht striker Matias Suarez.Suarez, 23, has been one of the most prolific forwards in the Belgian League in recent years and has attracted interest from a number of big European clubs.Juven jokes about the deadly coronavirus. Alli is seen wearing a facemask at the airport before heading off on holiday for the winter break. The video filmed by Alli then faces an unsuspecting Asian man, with the England international then remarking: “Thitus have been monitoring his progress, but reports in Italy suggest that the Argentine forward is more likely to make a move to the Premier League.It has been reported that the striker had signed a pre-contract agreement with Arsenal and would move to the Emirates in the summer.But that deal has not been confirmed and it appears Suarez is still available – and with uncertainty still surrounding the future of Carlos Tevez, Manchester City boss is looking to bolster his forward line.But he faces stiff competition from their arch rivals United and Liverpool who have also been impressed with the performances of Suarez this season.Suarez’s agent Jorge Cyterzpiler, speaking on Italian webh Cagliari.Balotelli was only on the pitch for seven minutes when he received his marching orders for picking up two yellow cards, with the second for insulting the referee.He later posted to social media: “It’s incredible how one episode can always site Calciomercato, said: “The player has attracted interest from clubs in England and Italy.”Liverpool have been spoken about but both Manchester clubs are also watching him. Juventus also have a chance tocontent_img sign him.”In April I will be in Italy to discuss his future. In the summer he will certainly move on but Anderlecht won’t let him go for cheap.”

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Man United 1-2 Real Madrid (2-3 agg): Red Devils unhinged after Nani sending off

Manchester United were left to lament a contentious refereeing decision as they crashed out of the Champions League after losing to Real Madrid by 3-2 on aggregate at Old Trafford.United found themselves down to 10 men after an hour when Nani was sent off following a bizarre decision from Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir, who penalised the winger for a high foot when the Portuguese international was legitimately challenging fcontent_imgor the ball.And the decision set the tone for the rest of the game, as Madrid upped the ante and piled the pressure on the United back-four which saw them concede two knock-out goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric in three second-half minutes.An energetic opening half saw opportunities for both teams to open the scoring, and while Madrid had the upper-hand in possession, United calved out the more clear-cut chances.Danny Welbeck and Robin van Persie had strikes saved well by stand-in goalkeeper Diego Lohampton last weekend.Reid told the Liverpool Echo: “He’s shown a desire, he’s looking to hit forward passes, he’s good with or without the ball and he’s notched against Southampton at the back stick.”I think his form has been terrific and it just shopez, while Nemanja Vidic saw his header clatter the post.But it was an own goal from Madrid defender Sergio Ramos that put the home side in front just after the break, with the Spaniard mistakenly sliding the ball past his own keeper after a cross-goal pass from Nani.Old Trafford erupted with anger following the Portuguese international’s sending off moments later and the La Liga side made their advantage count within 10 minutes, as former Tottenham star Modric levelled the scores with a super finish, curling a totally unsavable strike from outside the box that cannoned in off the post.And it was none other than Ronaldo who secured Madrid’s quarter-final place, as United’s former talisman scored the winner in his first return to Old Trafford since his £80million move to the Bernabeu in 2009, getting the better of Rafael to tap home after a great bit of wing play from Mesut Ozil and Gonzalo Higuain.Welsh wizard Ryan Giggs – who didn’t haver Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn can see captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaving the club.Although the 30-year-old appears to be happy at the club as things stand, his contract is set to expire in 2021, and he has been linked with a move to the the fairytale 1,000th senior appearance he may have hoped for – dictated play for the Red Devils, offering penetrating passes for the lively Danny Welbeck and Robin van Persie.And while Sir Alex Ferguson’s men never gave up and pushed for the equaliser until the very end, Diego Lopez proved to be the difference as the stopper kept out further efforts from Van Persie, Vidic and substitute Wayne Rooney in the dying embers of the match.

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Redknapp: ‘I will only buy in January if a special player becomes available’

Tottenham boss has reiterated his stance that he will only enter the transfer market if he can add ‘someone special’ to his squad.Redknapp has admitted he is generally happy with his squad as they prepare to navigate their way through a tricky second-half to the Premier League season.They sit third in the table and are regarded as favourites to clinch Champions League qualification ahead of and Chelsea.But the boss insisted if he could unearth a top quality player capable of strengthening their bid to make a dent on the title race then he would not hesitate toer City defender Nicolas Otamendi has assured Valencia he wants to return.The Argentina international has offers from across Europe – and City management aren’t actively seeking to lose him.But the Manchester Evening News says Otamendi is determined snap them up.“The squad is fine,” Redknapp said. “We’re short at right-back. Corluka is not fit, he has been out for ten weeks and I don’t know when he is going to be fit. went there today and did a great jocontent_imgb for us.“As I’ve said all along if we bring someone ined goalkeeper Jake Eastwood on a season-long loan from Premier League side Sheffield United.The 22-year-old, who came through the Blades’ academy, has made two starts for his parent club, both in the Carabao Cup in 2017.He also spent part of the 201n it will only be someone I feel can improve us rather than bringing a squad player in. We’ve got enough good players here.“If we can find someone special then I am sure we would look to do something but other than that we won’t bother.”

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Newcastle and Sunderland set to miss out on Toulouse star

Newcastle United and target Moussa Sissoko wil is delighted with his move to Udinese.Okaka spent the second-half of last season on-loan.“It wcontent_imgas a wonderful sensation, above all setting foot in the Dacia Arena,” Okaka told Udinews TV.“We had a great ending to the season and it felt like I wasl today decide whether or not to accept an offer from Marseille.The 23-year-old, who is out of ach Robert Moreno is delighted with the work of Sergio Ramos.Moreno can’t help but be impressed by Ramos during Spain’s training sessions, with the Real Madrid captain showing his best during this international break.”Every day that passes and the mocontract in the summer, is one of this transfer window’s hottest properties as Toulouse look to avoid losing him on a free.A host of sides across Europe, including Juventus, Galatasaray and Fiorentina are monitoring his situation with interest.Reports in France claim his agents met representatives from Marseille on Wednesday and that they had agreed to make a decision on Thursday.Although Toulouse have been looking for a fee in the region of £6.5m, it is thought they might accept an offer as low as £2.5m for the midfielder.

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QPR launch shock bid for Portugal star

QPR have launched a surprise bid to sign Portugal defender Bruno Alves, according to reports in Italy.Italian newspaper Tuttosport claims Rangers have offered Alves’ club Zenit St Petersburg £10.9m for the 30-year-old, who appeared rsene Wenger is happy seeing Andre Villas-Boas in charge of Marseille.Wenger feels Villas-Boas took the Chelsea job too soon.He said, “He may have been a little young at the time when he came to Chelsea. He took little break and sometimes it does noivock Origi delivers. A double in the romp against Everton. Yet another highlight for the Belgian in a Liverpool shirt. But how many more of these will he have…?After his brace this week, only Steven Gerrard and Robbie Fowler no less have scored motin all five of Pocontent_imgrtugal’s matches at Euro 2012 earlier this summer.Landing a defender of Alves’ quality would represent a huge coup for the Loftus Road side, with Juventus and AC Milan also thought to be keen on the former Porto man.However, Milan remain favourites to secure Alves’ services as they hunt for a replacement for Brazil international Thiago Silva, who joined French club PSG earlier this week.

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Barnsley have struck gold with Silva, says Hill

Keith Hill believes have a real talent on their hands after they confirmed a deal to sign winger Toni Silva.The Portuguese flyer, 19, has played for his country at youth levels but failed to make a real impact at Anfield.And after impressing away on loan at Northampton last season, Hill moved quickly to snap up the youngster, insisting Silva has what it takes to become star.He told Barnsley’s official website: “He’s left-footed and likes playing on the right. He’s quick with and without the ball. He’s young and enthusiastic. All good qualities.”There’s a lot of development we’ve got to puell William Saliba.Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are targeting the teenage centre-back. “The sale of Saliba is not an absolute necessity,” Printant told reporters.”There is no urgency [to do so]. He is courted by clubs.”From a sporting point of view t into this player to make him into a £3million player, but I believe we will be ablena want to buy Arsenal captain Piecontent_imgrre-Emerick Aubameyang this week.The Mirror says Barca are targeting a new frontman with Luis Suarez injured and see Aubameyang, 30, as the perfect candidate ahead of Friday night’s transfer deadline.The Gabon marksm to do that.”