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Everton boost as Fellaini pens new long-term deal

has handed boss a huge boost by signing a new five-year contract which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2016.The Belgium international has made a huge impression at Goodison Park since arriving from Standardinspiration from Tottenham and their chairman Daniel Levy.He admires the work of Levy, who finally achieved his ambition when they opened their new £1billion stadium against Palace.Parish told The Sun: “Tottenham haven’t always been what they are Liege in 2008 and had been linked with Chelsea, and in recent montgent of Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis has told Manchester City they can forget about signing him this summer.Luis has been linked with City in recent days.But agent Bruno Carvalho told calciomercato.com: “He will be among the top six players ihs.But Fellaini has now opted to commit his future to the cash-strapped Merseyside club.”We are delightedcontent_img to have secured the services of Marouane for the long term,” chief executive Robert Elstone told evertonfc.com.”As everyone is aware these negotiations have been ongoing for some time but both parties remained positive that we would reach agreement.”Marouane has been a hugely influential player for Everton since his arrival in 2008 and we hope that remains to be the case for the next five years.”

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Ivanovic will not serve ban for Community Shield red card

will not face any suspension despite his red card in Chelsea’s 3-2 fiery Community Shield defeat to Man City.The 28-year-old defender xplained holding back Eric Bailly for victory over Watford.Bailly shone against Chelsea earlier in the weekcontent_img but has been a substitute for the two subsequent matches this past week, however Solskjaer insists his place on the bench was simply down to mwas sent off by referee Kevin Friend near end of the first half.The Serbian caught fellow countryman with a high tackle which Friend deemed worthy of a straight red card.It was assumed Ivanovic would be banned for three matches, starting with the Blues’ opening Premier League fixture at next Sunday.However, it now appears the FA changed their rules after an incident during an Amsterdam Tournament in 2006, when pair and were both sent off against Porto and ended up serving three-matce biggest splash of the weekend while Chelsea’s late rally in defeat to Liverpool was the talking point of Sunday, and yet beneath the surface a more interesting story is developing. Manchester United’s defeat, plus Leicester City’s win against Totteh bans.As the rule change covered all non-competitive pre-season fixtures, including the Community Shield, it means Ivanovic will be free to play at the DW Stadium.

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Lukaku drops Manchester United exit hint

appeared to hint he could be close to leaving after posting a selfie with his agent.The Belgium international uploaded a photograph to Twitter on Saturday showing him alongside , captioned: “Soon to be continued.”The post has fuelled speculation the striker could be , with Serie A considered his most likely destination.Inter boss Antonio Conte has confirmed he would like to sign the former forward, but reports suggest United have rejected the Nerazzurri’s advances until now as they are holding out for a fee in the region of .Juventus are also said to be and it was reported in England and Italy on Friday that they could offer Paulo Dyba FA Cup will be broadcast exclusively free-to-air in the UK from 2021 after commercial broadcaster confirmed a new four-year deal for the competition, reports SportBusiness.ITV will share coverage of the FA Cup with public-service broadcaster the BBCla in exchange as part of any deal.Lukaku admitted in April he wanted to play in Italy’s top flight “sooner or later” and described Conte as the last monegcontent_imgend Emmanuel Petit does not see any differences between the end of Arsene Wenger’s time at the club and their performances now.Unai Emery has received time and backing at the club, as he is now into his second season as manager.But their performancth.Lukaku has scored for United since joining from Everton two years ago, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to prefer as first-choice central striker.Last week, Solskjaer described Lukaku as one of the ” but felt Unitedhad coped well without him during pre-season, with the forward unable to play due to injury.United have beaten , with among their goalscorers.They face Kristiansund in a friendly on Tuesday before meeting in their final International Champions Cup fixture in Cardiff on August 3.Their Premier League campaign begins at home to Chelsea eight days later.

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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. So 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 followinfuture is tied to playing out from the bcontent_imgack.Emery reassured nervous fans that his players will mix things up and occasionally resort to an old fashioned long ball when the time is right.But there is no danger of him ditching a key part of his philosog 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 you 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 the 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 rd will cost the Midlands club €1.5m.Villa beat Liverpool and Man United to Barry, who joined from West Brom but failed to make a mark in the Juvenil A squad.Barry’s family are Villa fans and he will move back to his home town Birmingham after not 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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Cardozo could leave Benfica this month, admits agent

Oscarcontent_img Cardozo’s agent has put Chelsea and on red alert by revealing that the Paraguay forward could leave Benfica before the end of the month.Both Premier League teams have been linked with the forward in recent months following his impressive performances for Benfica over the last few seasons.The 29-year-old, who is a set-piece specialist, scoghted to sign off for the winter break with an FA Cup win over Oxez is integral to Leicester City achieving their goals this season.The Foxes are trying to break into the top-six, spending big money on recruiting Perez and Youri Tielemans.The Spaniard scored on debut in Tuesday’s win over Scunthorpe, and Rodgers tford and now wants the team to collect the points required to serve up survival, starting at Arsenal.“We’re hitting the final stretch. Hopefully we can go on a nice run now and shoot red 20 goals in 33 outings last term, and Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has already hinted that he would be willing to cash in on the prolific frontman.And Cardozo’s representative Pedro Aldave has added further fuel to that fire by stating that ‘anything can happen’ before the close of the transfer window.”Today I say that there is no news, but by the end of the month anything can happen,” Aldave told Portuguese newspaper Record.”I do not talk about teams interested. When there is something, I will speak with the president.”

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Former Portsmouth and Manchester City star Benjani Mwaruwari joins Chippa United

Former Portsmouth and Manchester City hitman Benjcontent_imgani Mwaruwari has joined South African side Chippa United.The 34-year-old, who haced him to join Arsenal – while speaking at a funfair!The pair bumped into each other in Paris and Guendouzi, who excelled in his debut season with the club, could speak highly enough of life in North London.Saliba completed a move from Saint-Etiennes been a free agent since leaving Portsmouth last year, agreed to switch to Supersport United back in October but that deal collapsed.And now he will resume his career back in South Africa, having left Jomo Cosmos to sign for Auxerre in 2002.The Zimbabwean, who also turned out for Sunderland and Blackburn during his time in England, is contracted to Chnconcerned over their slow market campaign.Things started off well when they broke their club record to sign France international Tanguy Ndombele, but there have been no further additions and there is less than a week until the transfer window shuts.ippa United until the end of the season, with the option for a further year.

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Chelsea and Arsenal to fight it out over Bayern star

The player in question is none other than Thomas Muller, with English publication ‘The Mirror’ reporting that both clubs had enquiries for the striker knocked back in the summer, along with Liverpool.The 27-year-old’s future is far from certain in Bavaria after a disappointing campaign last timesked about rumours linking his client with AC Milan. Currently on loan at Besiktas, reports have stated Milan could be interested in signing Elneny in January.”I can’t talkcontent_img about the renewal of the Milan negotiations to sign Elneny during the next tr out.The 2016/17 season saw him maneing titlEdene contenders.Arsenal have won their opening two games but face a far tougher test this Saturday when they travel to take on Liverpool at Anfield.Parlour told talkSPORT: “I heard a few shows yesterday saying we can challenge for the league,age just five goals in 29 Bundesliga games, showing how his form dropped off a cliff following his return of 20 in 31 the season before. His loss of form saw him drop down the pecking order at the Allianz Arena, though he has returned to the starting line-up so far this season.The same source reports that both Chelsea and Arsenal are set to return with fresh approaches for the player in January, though it is thought that his current employers are not ready to part with him quite yet.Muller is under contract with the German champions until 2021, meaning that it would take some offer to convince them to sell. However, given the Premier League’s financial muscle, both sides are more than capable of doing so.

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Chelsea youngster Lukaku lined up for loan move

Chelsea ace is a summer loan target for Lazio and Borussia Monchengladbach, according to reports in Europe.The giant Belgian, who joined Chelsea from Anderlecht for £18m last summer, has struggled to make an impressind manager Gareth Southgate insists Chelsea pair Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori are in his squad on merit.The pair have been included in the England squad on merit and not in an attempt to lock down their international futures, Southgate has said.Abon at Stamford Bridge this season and could be sent out on loan to gain yers ahead of their upcoming Premier League game with Leicester City.The Seagulls want to kick off the return from the international break with a win, but they may have to do so without Leandro Trossard and Aaron Connolly.The latter is experiencing aexperience.Lukaku’s international team-mate Igor de Camargo, who plays for Monchengladbach, admits he would love to see the youngster at his club.He said: “Romelu has a lot of competition at Chelsea, there are a lot of big names, so it is of course very difficult for any player trcontent_imgying to break through.”He is a great guy, who plays with a lot of strength, an important player for the Belgian national team. An interesting, very good lad.”

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Swansea 1-1 QPR: Mackie snatches draw for Rangers

earned Rangers a 1-1 away at ea as his 58th minute equaliser cancelled out ’s openecontent_imgr.’s side were travelling to the Liberty Stadium hoping for their first win in seven, while the Jacks were hoping to get their second win over the same period.But neither side was able to come away with a win as both clubs continued their dismal runs of form.Former striker Graham gave Swansea the lead in the 14th minute when he fired home from the edge of the area, although QPR will claim he handled the ball as he controlled ’s cross.But Scottish forwared Crystal Palace star Vicente Guaita on their goalkeeper shortManchester City after his contract expired and has signed a six year deal with the Hornets.”I feel like all youth players have their own pathway and story, but I am now ready to take the next step,” said the midfielder.”I need to be playing games andlist, per the Daily Star.Frank Lampard wants to sign a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has struggled this season. The Spaniard was replaced in Lampard’s side by Willy Caballero ford Mackie rounded just before the hour mark to equalise as the Swansea defence were caught half asleep.With a point the Jacks move up to 14th, above while QPR regain 16th spot after briefly losing it to , who had earlier drawn with .

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Liverpool V Spartak Moscow – Preview and possible line-ups

Defenders Joe Gomez and Ragnar Klavan are expected to return after missing the weekend’s win over Brighton through illness, whilcontent_imgst left-back Alberto Moreno could return to the starting line-up after being rested against the ‘Seagulls’. Adam Lallana, Joel Matip and Nathaniel Clyne will all play no part Cadenin the game.The visitors will be without Dmitri Kombarov due to a broken rib, whilst Jano Ananidze (ankle), Artem Timofeev and Georgi Tigiyev (both knee) will all also miss out. There is some good news for the Russian side though, with Georgi Dzhikiya set to return from suspension.Liverpool are unbeaten in their last seven Champions League games (W2, interest from England.Flick, who stepped in after the sacking of Niko Kovac, is contracted to the end of this season, but such has been his impact that he’s in line for a new deal.The one stumbling block is Flick’s demand that he be allowed to appoi D5).Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane.Rebrov; Bocchetti, Tasci, Kutepov,Eschenko, Fernando, Pasaland Andy Robertson is not changing the perception of Scottish football.Many see the Scottish Premiership as a second tier league comparable to the English Championship.And Brattbakk thinks it is hard to break such a mindset, even if you see the likesic, Dzhikiia,Samedov, Popov,Adriano.

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Exclusive – Sunderland striker Campbell eyes England recall

striker has set his sights on an injury-free season – and a recall to the England squad.Campbell returned to action in January after almost 18 months of the sidelines, having twice ruptured knee ligaments.The 24-year-old was handed a surprise call-up to the England squad soon after, making his debut at Wembley in a friendly defeat to Holland in March.Now he plans to shine for Sunderland, starting against on Saturday in their Premier League opener, and earn another chance at international level.”I want to try and get as many starts as possible,” Campbell told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.”My knee has felt greacontent_imgt. I’ve done everything the other lads have done this pre-season. I haven’t missed any sessions, it has not given me any bother. Fingers crossed it stays that way.”Everyone wants to play for England. It wm the squad that faced Newcastle United last Sunday.Guendouzi was omitted from the 4-0 because of a tra.The 34-year-old has been out since he suffered a hip problem in late September against Bournemouth.He should be back around the new year, but the Pole does not want to rush his return.”I’m all good. I’m feeling like the rehab is going in the right dining ground incident between himself and Arteta during the club’s midseason trip to Dubai.But the Frenchman is back available for selection for Thas great to see all the young lads , and Jack Butland getting a game [against Italy]. Hopefully I can stay injury-free and put in some decent performances and be back involved in that.”

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Mowbray: Robson has a heart the size of a lion and that epitomises this Middlesbrough team

The Boro manager reacts to his side’s 1-1 draw with local rivals in the FA Cup fourth roeth Bale.Bale is up for sale this summer, with Real coach Zinedine Zidane eager to see them Welshman leave.SINA Sport reports Jiangsu Suning have made a €22m offer to Real plus a contract ofgend John Terry believes Frank Lampard will utilise the club’s plethora of young talent.The former Blues midfielder is expected to replace Maurizio Sarri as manager after being given permission to hold talks with Chelsea content_imgby current club Derby.He willfer to Bale worth €17m-a-season for two years.The proposund.

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Bayern Munich plotting move for Manchester United striker

Bayern Munich are ready to sign at the end of the season as his career comes to a close.The striker has polarised opinion ntus matchwinner Matthijs de Ligt was happy with victory over Torino.De Ligt avoided giving away another penalty for handball, then scored the winner.“I am really happy, of course. It was a really important game, as Inter won also. We won 1-0 and isince his deadline day move to Old Trafford in 2008 for a club record £30.75m.While he was joint top scorer in the Premier League last season, Berbatov was left out of the Champions League final squad by Sir and has been often overlooked this term as well.Berbatov has scored 55 goals in 144 appearances for the club and, although Ferguson has signalled his intention to trigger the one-year extension to the Bulgarian’s contract, many see this as a ploy to protect Berbatov’s value.He coulcontent_imgd have left for a knock-down price this month with clubs aware of his cont manager Pep Guardiola has defended his decision to stick with Fernandinho at centre-back. Guardiola has decided to continue with Fernandinho despite being able to pair natural centre-backs John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi.Asked why, Guardiola replieract situation but Ferguson moved to quash any hope of a quick sale by speaking of his desire to give Berbatov an extra year.However, it is understood that United are planning a squad overhaul in the summer and Berbatov appears to be a high-profile victim.Bayern have reportedly approached United regarding a deal for Berbatov and while no move will happen this month, the Premier League champions are said to be open to the idea of selling Berbatov in the summer.

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Exclusive – Nicol: Liverpool made ‘complete hash’ of transfer window

Former defender Steve Nicol says that the club are paying the price for making a ‘complete hash’ of the transfer window and particularly the decision to loan striker out to .The Merseysiders are struggling in 14th place in the Premier League and the ex-Anfield star believes they are inew for him.A multi-title winner with Juventus, the 35 year-old now faces a season-long relegation battle with FCA.”Life is made in such a way that special challenges await you,” said the veteran. “I have never done anything like Augsburg. “I want to danger of not being able to recover in this campaign.”I am worried what might happen this season,” Nicol told talkSPORT. “It seems that every game is a big game for them because most Liverpool fans are struggling to see where they can pick up results and, more importantly, where the goals are going to come from.”Everybody has had an opinion on the last transfer window and I don’t think it is out of order to say they made a complete hash of it,” Nicol added on Sports Bar.Liverpool boss is facing an injury crisis after it was confirmed this week that will be out of action for several months, with Uruguayan striker Lucontent_imgis Suarez now the only fit forward available to the Anfield boss.And Nicol, who scored 46 goals in 468 appearance for Liverpool in the 1980s and 1990s, feels the shortage of options in attack could have been avoided.”They needed to add another striker, not to get rid of one and leave themselves quite as bare as they are. This transfer policy has me worried, I thought they would get one or two players in and make the squad stronger so that there was competition for places, but they did the complete opposite,” said Nicol.The decision to send England international striker Carroll, a £35million signing, on loan to fellow Premier League side West Ham is one that particularly surprised Nicol.”They got rid of Andy Carroll and didn’t bring anyone in. They have left themselves open to a suspension or injury meaning that they will have Premier League title.The Reds are on the verge of sealing the league, but the season is delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak.Many had expected United to be among the clubs wanting to cancel the season to deny Liverpool their first league titl nothing up front,” stated the 50-year-old former Scotland international.

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Sunderland 1-1 Middlesbrough: Derby ends in stalemate

Sunderland and will meet again in an FA Cup replay after they played out a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light.The Wear-Teertmund about a price for Jadon Sancho.The Liverpool-latest-club-keen-sign-100m-rated-Borussia-Dortmund-forward-Jadon-Sancho.html” target=”_blank”>Daily Mail says Liverpool have informed Dortmund of their desire to sign Sancho this summer, with the Ges derby was a hard fought contest with both outfits going on the attack from the first whistle. and Scott McDonald had early chances for either side without troubling the goalkeeperonaco are chasing Leicester City striker Islam Slimani.The Foxes have put Slimani up for sale this summer.Le 10 Sport says Monaco are targeting the striker as a replacement for Radamel Falcao.Leicester striker Slimani, loaned to Fenerbahce last seasos.But the Championship side took the lead in the first-half whencontent_img Barry Robson lashed home, on the volley, past from the edge of the area. thought he had given the a way back into the tie just before half-time but his goal was disallowed for offside., who has been sidelined since March with injury, came on for Sunderland in place of at half-time as Martin O’Neill sought to turn the tie around and he made an impact within 15 minutes.The impressive Irish left winger started a counter attack and the 24-year-old former striker was able to tap home his cross after eluding his marker.Both sides tried to win the tie but neither could take their chances and a replay will now take place.