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Everton confirm Saha’s season is over

Everton have confirmed is likely to miss the rest of the season after undergoing ankle surgery.The striker suffered the injury during the 2-1 win over his former cl fans to stop jeering Lorenzo Pellegrini.For their Europa League defeat of Gent, Pellegrini was jeered when substituted.“I thcontent_imgink Pellegrini is a very important player for this team. He feels the pressure more than tthey engage in some warm weather training.The Premier League side want to continue their recent uptrend in the league, which has seen them emerge as a challenger for a Europa League place.They are also preparing for the busy Christmas period, which bhe others, I talked to him about ub a fortnight ago and admitted after the game he wasn’t holding out much hope of playing again this term.And the 32-year-old’s worst fears have been realised, with revealing the Frenchman is almost certain to miss his side’s final eight games of the season.

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Bolton’s O’Brien poised for Sheffield Wednesday switch

Joey O’Brien is set to join on loan until the end of the season.The 25-year-old midfielder has not featured for this season and there are no plans for him to play a part from now until May.Bolton manager is willing to let O’Brien leave for Hillsborough unCrystal Palace and Aston Villa know how much it will cost to Fabino Borini.AC Milan are keen to cut ties with the former Liverpool striker.Calciomercato says the Italian will cost at least €15m.Borini scored just twice in 20 appearances for Milan last season.He has had spells in England with Chelsea, Swansea City, Liverpool and Sunderland.til the end of the season and Wednesday wiGreenwood says he must trust his own ability as he continues his journey at Manchester United.The 18-year-old has shown his quality as a first-teacontent_imgm player this season, having scored 10 goals across all competitions.And Greenwood knows continuing to bll then have the option to take him on a permanent deal.

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Reina backs De Gea to succeed at Man United

Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina has backed David De Gea to be a hit in the – and ruled out replacing the youngster at Atletico Madrid.The Spain Under-21 international is expected to complete a big-money move to before the start of the season to become ‘s long-term replacement.But the 20-year-old has only been part of Atletico’s first team for the last two seasons and there are question marks over his ability to fill the boots of his illustrious predecessor. shot-stopper Reina is sure though that his compatriot has the quality to succeed at United, despite his lack of experience.The 28-year-old, currently on holiday in Ibiza, told La Gaceta: “I very much welcome this news because David is a great keeper.”When it becomes official he is going to start working to prove in the Premier League what a good goalkeeper who is.”Should De Gea complete his switcTottenham have made an attecontent_imgmpt for Peterborough United attacker Ricky Jade-Jones.But even though doubt has surrounded Pochettino’s future for some weeks, the club’s recruiting department has carried on as normal.Spurs have been warned they could have to pay up to £10m for Jade-Jhave redrawn their sponsorship agreement.The Daily Echo says Virgin Media have extended their deal with Saints – but will no longer be the shirt’s main sponsor.Saints are yet to announce who will become the club’s main shirt sponsor.The internet, tones who has been described by Posh boss Darren Ferguson as “the quickest player I have ever managed”.h to England, Atletico will need replacement and Reina has been mooted as a possible option for the Spanish side.But he said: “I know Atletico are looking for a goalkeeper, but I won’t be changing colors.”I have five-year contract with the Reds and I’m happy at Liverpool.”

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Rennes insist Liverpool and Man United target is not for sale

Rennes content_imginsist they have no plans to cash in on Yann M’Vila this summer as rumours of interest from the likes of , and Bayerap offer for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.The Sun says United are unwilling to meet the Foxes’ eye-watering £90million valuation of the former Hull man – which would be a world record for a defender.United are aware that Foxes boss Brendan n Munich refuse to die down.The defensive midfielder has continually been linked with a move away from France in recent weeks despite the fact he signed a contract extension at Rennes earlier this summer.It was assumed the fans to get behind manager Jose Mourinho.Ginola told fans who have been chanting ‘You’re not special anymore’ should not be so harsh in Mourinho.He told the Daily Mail: “It’s all about expectation. In a few games last year, they were very lucky and Ligue 1 side tied the 21-year-old down to a new contract until 2015 in order to protect his market value, with a view to cashing in on him this summer.But a spokesman for Rennes has confirmed that the France international will be staying put, despite the renewed speculation.”M’Vila will stay at Rennes – there are no plans to sell him and the rest is just rumour,” he said.

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Juventus set sights on Manchester United target

Juventus are considering a move for Benfica’s Nemanja Matic, who has been linked with Manchester United.The midfielder failed to make the grade at Chelsea and he left them for good in 2011, following a loan spell at Vitesse.But since then, he has been a revelation. Widely regarded as one of the best playercontent_imgs in his position in Portugal this searo Morata after the Atletico Madrid striker’s red card on Wednesday.Former Chelsea forward Morata was first carded for arguing with referee Alejandro Hernandez, before moving his head towards Xisco Campos and saw red in the 77th minute. Just eight mison, Matic is enjoying the best period of his career.This has led to interest from United, among others, and Benfnts to improve his goalscoring after victory over Hellas Verona.Roma won 3-1, with Pellegrini providing an assist for Justin Kluivert.“I saw Justin making the run and we’d prepared that kind of pass in training. Justin did very well to score from tica are bracing themselves for bids this summer.But United have a fight on their hands, as Juventus have emerged as contenders to land Matic.The Serbia international, 24, has a contract at Benfica until 2018, meaning it would take at least £15m for his club to consider selling.

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Nelsen: Tottenham aiming to bounce back against Chelsea

Veteran defender content_img believes loss op at the history of derby rivals Manchester City.Solskjaer joined United in 1996, when City were in the second tier of English football, with the Blues only gaining promotion to the Premier League in 2000, having fallen down to the third tier at thewon’t hold back in FA Cup sLeague interest is arriving for Galatasary striker Mbaye Diagne.Sabah says Everton are pondering a move for Diagne.The 27-year-old only joined the Gala from Kasimpasa in January, but his 31 goals in all competitions last season has attracted the inteemi-final against Blues.

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Man United set for Bayern Munich battle over Martinez

Bayern Munich plan to get over their Champions League nightmare by making a move for Javi Martinez – the Athletic Bilbao star on and Barcelona’s radar.Munich lost to Chelsea on penalties as they suffered Champions League despair on Satne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic about playing in the MLS.The Manchester United captain will leave Old Trafford at the end of next month as a free agent.Valencia spent 10 years with the Red Devils, winning two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the Eurday and the club are set to enter the market this summer.They’ve already snapped up United target Xherdan Shaqiri, who will sign in July, and now they are keen on Martinez.Defender Martinez, who can also play in central midfield, is one of the most highly rated players in his position in European football.His performances helped Bilbao to the Europa League final – dumping United out on the way – and Sir is an admirer.Liverpool are also keen but a lack of Champions League football together with uncertainty as to who will be manager next season ruter City midfielder James Maddison is happy to be with England’s squad for the U21 Euros.Some were surprised Maddison was not called up to the senior squad by Gareth Southgate for the Nations League, but the player himself believes the U21 tournamentles them out of the running.Barcelona continue to track Spain international Martinez but Bayern are set to make the first move for the 23-year-old.Bilbao do not want to lose any of their stars this summer but Munich entering the race could spark an acontent_imguction for Martinez, with around £32million thought to be the sort of price the La Liga club would hold out for.

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Gazza’s greatest moments: goals, laughs, stories with video and pictures

“One hour after playing for England, met ‘showbiz pals’ Danny Baker and Chris Evans in a Hampstead pub while still wearing his full kit… boots included.”“On a trip to London, jumped out of his car to demand “a go” on a workman’s pneumatic drill. After getting the go-r says Dean Henderson will return to Manchester United and have a good career. The goalkeeper is on loan at Sheffield United, but was unable to face the Red Devils in their 3-3 draw at Bramall Lane on Sunday.Despite signing David De Gea to a long-terahead, happily pounded the pavement to the amusement of shoppers.”“Organisers of Italia 90 TV coverage had the splendid idea of augmenting team line-up with film of each player mouthing his own name. Gascoigne’s genius led him to subvert the process by, instead, mouthing ‘F***ing W***ker’. The BBC had to use it all the way through the tournament.”“Booked a series of sun-bed sessions for then-Newcastle team-mate Tony Cunningham. Who, of course, is black.”“Astounded commuters in London by jumping on a double-decker in London’s Piccadilly Circus and asking if he could have a drive. The bus driver let him, and the passengers thoroughly enjoyed Gazza’s impromptu perfors open to a move to PSG.The Costa Rica international has been told by coach Zinedine Zidane he needs to move on this summer. It’s suggested Zidane has told Keylor the board are demanding Thibaut Courtois be his No1 next season.La Nacion says Keylor hmance.”“As ‘perk’ of boot-cleaning duties during his apprenticeship, took Kevin Keegan’s Golas home to show his mates. But left them on the Metcontent_imgro.”“Walked into the canteen and ordered lunch wearing nothing but his training socks.”“Paid £20 for a Mars Bar in a newsagents in his home town of Dunston, then told the shop owner to spend the change on sweets for local kiddies.”“On his first night in Rome after signing for Lazio, gave his minder the slip, put his shoes by an open window and hid in a cupboard. The minder thought he’d committed suicide.”“While staying in a New Zealand hotel, was told there was no bacon for breakfast. Replied, ‘What, all the sheep in this country and there’s no bloody bacon!’”What’s your favourite Gazza moment? Let us know by commenting below…

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Exclusive – Crerand: Arsenal should focus on Premier League trophy

Paddy Crerand believes ’s best of chance of winning a trophy this season comes with the Premier League.Manchester United face ’s men in the FA Cup this weekend but the former midfielder claims their focus should be on winning the title.Crerand said: “I think Arsenal will be looking at the league championship as their best chance of winning something this season, they’re got the least difficult run-in.”“When you look at Sir h will take place in Saudi Arabia, will see Los Che compete against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.Valencia will request an arbitration so that they receive a fair amount of prize money.Thecontent_imgy are due to receive less than €3m for competinAlex’s list of priorities you have to say the Champions League and the Premier League will take priority over the FA Cup. When you look at Arsenal, it doesn’t look like Fabregas will play, that gamble efender Sam Sherring out on loan to south coast neighbours Weymouth.Sherring was on loan at the National League South club last season, making 38 appearances and has re-joined until the end of this campaign.He was immediately drafted into the startindidn’t come off for them on Tuesday night.When asked about Arsene Wenger’s UEFA charge, Crerand went on to say: “The last time said anything about the game, he was up on a charge and he could have been fined or banned.“We live in undemocratic society, where you can’t have an opinion. I think Arsene Wenger was right, van Persie should never have been sent off. We live in a world today where football is run by people who are a joke and by referees who are joke. I know they get a lot of stick but they bring it on themselves.“If a referee comes out after the game and says ‘well I made a mistake’ then that’s the end of the debate. We’re all human beings and we all make mistakes.”

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Brendan Rodgers disappointed with poor Liverpool performance

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted his disappointment with a series of defensive errors that saw Southampton secure a .The Merseyside outfit seemed to miss the influence of veteran centre-back Jamie Carragher, as their back-four struggled to keep Saints’ forwards at bay and allowed Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin to net simple goals either side of a deflected Rickie Lambert free kick.Liverpool looked clueless at the back at times, and Rodgers explained his side were not good enough against a team fighting to secure Premier League safety.“It wasn’t a content_imggood day for us at all, we were very slow out of the blocks,” said the Northern Irishman.“I believe good teams start quick and finish strong, and we didn’t do that today.“We couldn’t defend properly today, the three goals we conceded were disappointing.“We created chances and should have scored more goals, but at the end of the day you’ve got to defend better than how we defended.“taken a swipe at formham hero David Ginola believes reaching the Champions League final was the worst thing that could’ve happened to the club.Ginola believes Tottenham were lucky in 2019 and need to start achieving domestic success before they can challenge the very beser club Manchester United.Herrera left United for Paris this summer after coming off contract and admits the commercial aspect of his old club left him cold.He told So Foot: “Since I’ve been here, what I’m seeing is that I’m in aIn the second part of the season we’ve mostly been very good, but today was an off day for us.“We’ve got to improve, not just the players but me as well, and just look forward to our next game.”

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Pardew: Squad depth could cost Newcastle

manager has conceded his side may not have the depth of squad to challenge much higher up the Premier League table.A 3-1 victory against firmly cemented the Magpies in sixth spot and left them just five points behind who are fourth.But despite talk of Newcastle challenging the clubs above them, Pardew has called for a bit of realism, cloken of his playing fcontent_imgrustrations at Barcelona.Barca coach Ernesto Valverde doesn’t see Rakitic as vital to his plans, as made clear by his sparing use of the Croatian this term.”I’ve given a lot in the five and a half years I’ve been here, and I wantaiming his squad isn’t big enough to achieve that.“We’re into the last ten games and we have won two out of two and [the last to training at Atletico Madrid this week.Atletico coach Diego Simeone has welcomed Stefan Savic, Felix and Jose Gimenez back after a number of weeks without the trio. For the last six weeks, Simeone has been unable to call upon his whole squad but it’en games] are the most important games of any season,” he said.“We’ve got eight left – that is a lot of games and a lot of points but I don’t think we have got the depth of squad to challenge for that. We lost Coloccini today and that is going to be a big blow to us.”

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10 players to replace Nemanja Vidic for Man United including Alex, Cahill, Hummels and Subotic

TO SCROLL THROUGH THE IMAGES CLICK ON THE ARROWSWho do you think United shoud sign to replace Vidic? Or do you think they have enough strength in depth defensively to cope with his loss and wdmitted he wascontent_img wrong to take the Valencia job.The former United captain was surprisingly appointed to his first – and only – management job by prestigious La Liga side Valencia in December 2015 but wouldn’t even see out the rest of the season.He to satisfied with their 1-1 draw with Parma.Gaetano Castrovilli’s diving header cancelled out the Gervinho counter-attack at the Stadio Franchi.“We struggled and I didn’t like the attitude in the first half, as we lacked determination both on the balokin trophies? Why not let us know by commenting below or tweet us on Twitter

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Rodgers: Win over Man City is an iconic day for Swansea

ea City manager has hailed the heroics of his players as they beat Man City 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium on what he called an ‘iconic day for the club’.Substitute scored the content_imgonly goal of the game with a late header as Rodgers’ superb Swansea stars more than matched the might of ’s men.And after the shock win the 39-year-old boss heaped praise on his side.“Our players were erlin have won the race to sign Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan.The move is officially close to completion, according to respected journalist Fabrizio Romano.The Italian, who writes for Sky in Italy and The Guardian, confirmed on his Twitter account tgiants today, said Rodgers. “I don’t want to disrespect Manchester City in any way they’re on a great project and they’re moving forward with it and they’re going to be up there challenging until the very end.“People like and those guys epitomise what this group is about. We have a lot of talent in the team but it’s very much based around the team spirit and hard work and I think you saw all of that today.“To keep our 11th clean sheet [of the season] shows have confirmed their 20-man squad for the Premier League.The Blues were unable to sign players this summer due to a transfer ban.However, Mateo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic did arrive from previously agreed deals.Chelsea’s 20-man Premier League squ that we weren’t just good with the ball but good without it too.“It was a heroic day for the players and an iconic day for the club. To beat a club like Manchester City is arguably one of the biggest ones you can have but for us the focus continues, the ambition continues and the hard work continues. “

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Italian clubs challenge Chelsea and Tottenham for Brazilian

Chelsea and will face a fight with two Serie A sides for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Willian.The Brazilian midfielder’s personal stock rose further after his brace in the 3-2 Champions League defeat to Chelsea earlier this month and now two of Italy’s top sides are also interested in the burgeoning talent.Tto sign Dani Ceballos.The midfielder is on-loan at Arsenal this season frocontent_imgm Real Madrid – without the option to buy.AS says Emery has seen enough and wants to buy Ceballos in January as a priority.The manager sees the Spanish midfielder as the man touttosport claims Juventus, who are also in Shakhtar’s Champions League group and drew 1-1 with them in October, and Inter Milan are now interested in his signature.Juve will travel to Donetsk at the start of December where they will get another chance to run the rule over the 24-year-old, whose side has won all of their 15 league games this season so far.The Italian paper claims and Andre s-Boas both bid for with Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic.Off contract in June, Matic’s camp are already in contact with Inter about a move.Inter coach Antonio Conte has approved the move, having worked with him at Chelsea.United would be prepared to let Mati the left-sided star in the summer.Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu has, however, warned suitors of his player that he will not be an easy acquisition: “Shakhtar wants to make their way to Europe and we will not sell our players.”

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McCarthy: May 22 is the day I want to be out of the relegation zone

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager has told his players that they aren’t safe yet after their 3-1 victory over rivals West Brom sent them a point clear of the relegation zone.A brace from sandwiched Adlene Guedioura’s volley as the Old Gold fired themselves up to 17th position despite notching a penalty for the during a second-half rally.But the Molineux boss will only consider his side safe when the season is over and his team are outside the drop zone.McCarthy said: “I’ve maintaiUnited are prepared to sell Jesse Lingard this summer.The academy graduate has become a peripheral figure at Old Trafford in recent seasons.And the Red Devils want to offload Lingard to fund their transfer plans, per Goal.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaerned all along when we’ve been in the bottom three that May 22 is when I wcontent_imgant to be out of [the relegation zone] so just remember that. There are two games to s were successful away from home in the Premier League, maintaining their five point lead over Manchester City after a 2-1 success at Stamford Bridge.Both their goals originated from set pieces, which Klopp admits they worked on at their Melwood traigo, we are out of it but until the season finishes we’re not completely safe.“It was great for us today. We had to work hard for it, it was a great result and they had nothing to lose except their local pride. It only became nervy because we gave a stupid penalty away.“If you’re playing well and you don’t score that’s when you’re a threat to yourself. We did score and the third goal at the start of the second-half just calmed everybody’s nerves.”