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Solbakken – Copenhagen must be perfect against Man United
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Solbakken – Copenhagen must be perfect against Man United

Danish outfit Copenhagen will be looking to cause a major upset when they face Manchester United in the Quarter-finals of the competition in Cologne on Monday. Manager of the side Stale Solbakken has noted that they need to be perfect to stand any chance of upsetting the Red Devils. They beat Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir in the last 16 to progress to this stage with a 3 nil at home last Wednesday, thanks to goals from Rasmus Falk and Jonas Wind. Regardless, Solbakken acknowledges the quality of the opponents and pointed out that his side must embrace perfection if they are to upset the Red Devils who had lost just once in their last 23 games. "In order to [beat United] we have to play perfect, we need a bit of luck. We maybe need a United that doesn't fire on all cylinders," h...
Arsenal are the club with most interest in James Rodriguez
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Arsenal are the club with most interest in James Rodriguez

Real Madrid attacker and Colombia international James Rodrguez is available for transfer this summer and Arsenal are the club who have shown the most interest in the player based on reports in Spain. The 29-year-old has been deemed surplus to requirements at Santiago Bernabeu under Zinedine Zidane having made just 14 appearances this season in all competitions with one goal to his name. James Rodriguez, alongside Welshman Gareth Bale, was left out of Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League R16 return leg against Manchester City at the Etihad on Friday. They were subsequently eliminated from the competition with a 2:1 defeat having lost by the same margin to the Citizens in the first leg at the Bernabeu some months back. Super Agent Jorge Mendes is working to engineer a move away fr...
Blow for Chelsea in pursuit of Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz
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Blow for Chelsea in pursuit of Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz

Chelsea have already seen the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig ahead of the 2020/21 season. They've been heavily linked with Bayern Leverkusen's Kai Havertz in a deal that sources claim is as good as done. However, the Blues have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of the midfielder as Bayern Leverkusen have insisted that Kai Havterz won't leave until they are done with their Europa League exertions next month. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen to secure a deal for the 21-year-old so he can settle quickly in West London in preparation for the upcoming season which begins in September. However, Leverkusen director Rudi Voller has revealed that nothing is cast in stone and that Havertz will participate in the climax of the Europa League. READ: Ba...
Barca in crisis ahead of UCL clash against Napoli
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Barca in crisis ahead of UCL clash against Napoli

Barcelona lost the La Liga title to Real Madrid but still have the UEFA Champions League to fight for, although it remains to be seen if they can get far in the competition with how average they've been this season by their standards. The Catalan club is reportedly in crisis ahead of the UCL Round of 16-second leg clash against Serie A outfit Napoli. Barcelona have struggled this season but it came as a little surprise when Ernesto Valverde was replaced with Quique Setien. The decision hasn't paid many dividends thus far as the same problems persisted under the new manager. It can be recalled that Valverde had Barcelona topping the league before his dismissal.  However, Setien couldn't replicate the feat for long and eventually lost the La Liga to perennial rivals Real Madrid. ...
Chelsea consider Marc Cucurella as alternative to Ben Chilwell
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Chelsea consider Marc Cucurella as alternative to Ben Chilwell

Chelsea are interested in acquiring a new left-back this summer and have been heavily linked with a move for Leicester City's Ben Chilwell. However, reports suggest that the London outfit have reportedly decided on an alternative signing. It is expected that Chelsea will be made to pay over the mark for Chilwell as he's one of Leicester's prized assets and they are not ready to let him leave the King Power. Reports have suggested that Chelsea must make a bid of around £70million to sign Chilwell and this valuation has forced the Blues to consider alternatives that could be acquired for a far lesser fee. Therefore, Chelsea have reportedly put interest in Getafe left-back Marc Cucurella. The left-back joined Getafe on loan from Barcelona last summer and was outrightly signed by Geta...
Schmeichel – The criticism of Da Gea is very harsh
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Schmeichel – The criticism of Da Gea is very harsh

Ahead of the 2019/20 Premier League final day showdown between Leicester City and Manchester United for a place in the top 4, Foxes' goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has described the criticisms of Red Devils' goalie David de Gea as harsh. The Spain international has come under fire since the return of Premier League action. He has made some errors that have contributed to dropped points for United as well as elimination from the FA Cup. However, Schmeichel has gone to defend the Spaniard in a recent chat with BBC Radio 5 Live: "Goalkeepers are going to get scrutinised," Schmeichel said. "For me, the important thing is context. The kind of scrutiny that he's getting at the moment is very harsh." It can be recalled that Da Gea failed to stop Giroud's opener for Chelsea in the FA Cup...
Burglars ransack Fabinho’s home during PL title celebrations
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Burglars ransack Fabinho’s home during PL title celebrations

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has been at the receiving end of some unscrupulous elements as his home was burgled while he celebrated the club's first English crown in 30 years. The Reds were handed the 2019/20 Premier League trophy after the 5:3 defeat of Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday in a thrilling encounter that saw the Reds leading 3:1 at half time.  However, it wasn't all joy for the Brazilian midfielder as thieves broke into his empty house at Formby between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning and stole Jewelleries and a car. READ: A dramatic Premier League final day top 4 race to watch out for The car has since been recovered. It was found in Wigan according to a statement by a spokesman for Merseyside Police to British media. Fabinho is not the first Liverpool ...
Mustafi could miss the FA Cup final due to a hamstring injury
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Mustafi could miss the FA Cup final due to a hamstring injury

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has sustained a hamstring injury and may not be available for the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley according to the club manager Mikel Arteta. Mustafi, who was out of favor under former Arsenal boss Unai Emery has established himself as a key player for the Gunners under Mikel Arteta and started 9 games before the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City. However, after suffering a hamstring during the game against the Citizens, he was forced to miss the Premier League clash against Aston Villa in a 1 nil loss. He has undergone a scan and Mikel Arteta has revealed fears that the Germany international may not return in time to face city rivals, Chelsea in the FA Cup final. “I doubt it,” said Arteta, when asked if Mustafi would be fit for...
Pearson to get £1m bonus if Watford survive relegation
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Pearson to get £1m bonus if Watford survive relegation

Nigel Pearson should receive his £1m bonus if Watford survive in the Premier League for another season.  Pearson and his assistant Craig Shakespeare were fired on Sunday with two games left after an exchange of views between the manager and club owner Gino Pozzo following the 3:1 defeat to West Ham last Friday. They went on to lose 4 nil to Manchester City at home, and with Aston Villa's 1 nil win against Arsenal on Tuesday, they've dropped to the bottom three ahead of the final day of the season on Sunday. READ: Barca urged not to easily give in to Messi’s demands However, a report by The Times suggests that Pearson's bonus does not depend on him being in charge. The Hornets have U23 coach Hayden Mullins and goalkeeping coach Graham Stack in temporary charge.  They must now...
Barca urged not to easily give in to Messi’s demands
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Barca urged not to easily give in to Messi’s demands

In recent times, Lionel Messi has been very open about the need for a massive reconstruction in Barcelona due to the club's underperformance this season. Regardless of his status as the most influential figure at Camp Nou, the club have been advised not to easily give in to his demands as it could spell more doom for the Catalans in the future. Ranoveer Neogi of Everything Barca has noted that Messi requested that Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez should be signed. The club have an eye on the 22-year-old forward who hasn't been at his best since the start of the year, and there are fears that a move for him could end up as one of the club's recent transfer mistakes alongside the huge amount of money that will be spent. Neogi wrote: “Since the start of 2020, Martinez has scored j...