- Real Madrid and Barcelona are still looking to tie up deals with their transfer window shutting on August 31. Transfer news: Zinedine Zidane and Paul Pogba are both making the headlinesTransfer news: Simon Mignolet is expected to leave LiverpoolZidane to Man Utd? Mignolet to leave Liverpool Simon Mignolet looks set to end his Anfield nightmare this week with Napoli closing in on completing a deal. It's understood that Barca have explored the option of acquiring Pogba’s services before the close of the Spanish transfer window, which shuts at the end of the month. "As you all know, the transfer window shuts on August 31 and we're keeping an eye on the market, but there's no immediate need to sign anyone," Bartomeu said.
August 15, 2018 19:52 UTC
Mourinho was desperate to sign a centre-back and told United his choices were Harry Maguire, Jerome Boateng, Toby Alderweireld and Diego Godin. But United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward vetoed Mourinho's choices because the belief at board level was that those players were not significantly better than those already at the club. But Jenas believes Woodward was justified in his decision not to sign the players Mourinho wanted. He told Express Sport: “I agree with Ed Woodward and Manchester United and their thought process. Man Utd executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and manager Jose Mourinho have clashed“If you look at the players Mourinho was trying to get, there’s no money in them.
August 15, 2018 19:30 UTC
Pogba and Mourinho are currently embroiled in a power struggle at Manchester United with the pair, directly and indirectly, taking shots at each other. Pogba then gave the best possible response to Mourinho by leading United to victory against Leicester on Friday as captain and scoring from the penalty spot. But after the match, Pogba appeared to heavily hint at being disgruntled saying: "If you're not happy, you cannot give your best. Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho have clashed at Man Utd“They start not performing because they are not happy, which has an impact on the pitch, on the fans. “So he has to be really careful with this one because I feel Pogba holds all the cards.
August 15, 2018 17:42 UTC
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August 15, 2018 17:31 UTC
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a knee injury during training and looks set for a spell on the sidelines. City confirmed in a statement that De Bruyne is undergoing tests to determine the severity of the issue, with no concrete timeframe for his absence. However, Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur has suggested that there are fears the midfielder could miss two months of the new Premier League season. The Belgian ace enjoyed an extended break following his involvement in the World Cup, and is yet to start a game for City in the early stages of 2018/19.
August 15, 2018 16:30 UTC
Barcelona get their La Liga campaign underway at the weekend but will play for the Joan Gamper Trophy. Lionel Messi has been named Barcelona captain following the departure of Andres Iniesta. He said: “It’s a great pride for me to be the captain of this club, I was lucky to have great examples like Puyol, Xavi and the great Andrés, who will miss him a lot. “We made a squad to excite us, the signings are going to help us to be better, we are left with the thorn in the Champions League.
August 15, 2018 16:18 UTC
Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Lucas, Lemar, Rodri, Saul, Koke, Costa, Griezmann. Barcelona vs Boca Juniors LIVE STREAM: Lionel Messi addresses the fans before the Joan Gamper TrophyBarcelona vs Boca Juniors Barcelona get their La Liga campaign underway at the weekend but will play for the Joan Gamper Trophy. Barcelona Transfer News: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu left the door open for a late tranBarcelona could make signings Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu left the door open for a late transfer over the weekend, claiming anything could happen between now and the end of August. Barcelona Transfer News: Juventus have shown interest in PSG midfielder Adrien RabiotWanted: Marlon Santos A trio of European sides have shown interest in Barcelona centre-back Marlon Santos, reports claim. Barcelona Transfer News: Watford failed with a late swoop for Barcelona star Paco Alcacer
August 15, 2018 15:16 UTC
Fred was one of three new signings through the door at Manchester United this summer, joining from Shakhtar Donetsk in a £52m transfer. The Brazilian was strongly linked with a move to rivals Manchester City while the likes of Paris Saint-Germain were also showing interest over a big-money move. However, Fred claims a chat with his agent, Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva, helped him decide to pick Old Trafford over the Etihad. Silva, who made 170 league appearances for the Gunners, knows all too well about the Premier League having been part of Arsenal’s title-winning side in 2004.
August 15, 2018 15:11 UTC
Manchester United boss Mourinho is under pressure to deliver at Old Trafford after two mediocre seasons. But Neville thinks Pochettino would sign young, robust players capable of carrying out his orders on the pitch. The former United star told the Second Captain’s podcast: “Ajax, Manchester United and Barcelona are the three bastions of European football in terms of style of play. Man Utd news: Gary Neville has tipped Mauricio Pochettino to take overMan Utd news: Jose Mourinho is under pressure at Old TraffordMan Utd news: Jose Mourinho has signed powerful players like Paul Pogba“Mourinho is happy to sit back a bit deeper and have a more robust, physical player. Man Utd news: Gary Neville has discussed Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino
August 15, 2018 13:45 UTC
Danny Drinkwater transfer exclusiveMaurizio Sarri is ready to let misfit midfielder Danny Drinkwater go out on loan in the next two weeks if a European side come in for him. New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s signings of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic have further limited Drinkwater’s chances of breaking into the team this season. He was a target for his old clubs Leicester, West Ham and Crystal Palace during the English transfer window which shut on August 9. And Express Sport understands Chelsea are willing to let him go before the August 31 European deadline – if they get a loan fee up front for the England midfielder.
August 15, 2018 12:52 UTC
Campbell was one of three players that Unai Emery named as surplus to requirements after the Premier League transfer window closed last week. Sky Sports claim Campbell has flown from north London to Italy in order to undergo a medical with the Lazio-based outfit. And he is poised to put pen to paper on a three-year deal to draw a close to his seven-year spell on Arsenal’s books. Arsenal transfer news: Joel Campbell set for Frosinone medical, three-year deal on cards"He’s very much driven by winning games, and winning trophies," said Lehmann. Arsenal transfer news: Joel Campbell set for Frosinone medical, three-year deal on cardsArsenal transfer news: Joel Campbell set for Frosinone medical, three-year deal on cards
August 15, 2018 12:33 UTC
Sergio Ramos takes fresh swipe at Jurgen KloppJurgen Klopp has been told to ‘stick to his own business’ by Sergio Ramos, who has grown tired of hearing the German bring up his tackle on Mohamed Salah in last season’s Champions League final. Klopp and Ramos have been tangled in a war of words ever since the Champions League final regarding the shoulder injury Salah suffered after tangling with Ramos in the first half. But the Spain international has had enough of hearing about the incident and instead took a fresh swipe at Klopp’s record. "It's not the first final [Klopp] has lost, he should stick to his own business. “Some of us have been operating at a very high level for many years, I'm not sure he can say the same."
August 15, 2018 12:33 UTC
Blind started his career in midfield at Manchester United, with his best games then coming as a defender under Louis van Gaal. But the Ajax midfielder has instead chosen to praise his old United boss. Man Utd news: Ajax ace Daley Blind has opened up on Jose MourinhoMan Utd news: Daley Blind swapped Old Trafford for Ajax last monthMan Utd news: Daley Blind won the Europa League with Manchester United"I had a very beautiful time. Jose Mourinho paid a glowing tribute to Blind ahead of his return to Ajax last month. Man Utd news: Daley Blind refused to criticise Jose Mourinho
August 15, 2018 12:22 UTC
Barcelona transfer news: Chief reveals if Rafinha will stay at clubNeymar expectationBarcelona are reportedly anticipating former Nou Camp star Neymar joining their El Clasico rivals Real Madrid next summer. Neymar called quits on his Barcelona career last August by heading to Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record £200m deal. But he has incessantly been linked with a return to Spain with Real president Florentino Perez a huge fan of his. The Daily Mail are reporting that Barcelona expect Neymar to rock up at the Bernabeu at the end of the season. And they are planning to respond by making their own statement signing in the form of Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.
August 15, 2018 11:26 UTC
Arsenal news: Unai Emery has been slammed for his Manchester City tacticsArsenal were heavily linked with a move for Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele throughout the summer transfer window. And Marca have now delved into Dembele’s future, saying the Barcelona hierarchy are split on what to do with the 21-year-old. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey may sign a contract - but that could see their transfer plans hampered for January. And that means Arsenal would not have the financial muscle to afford new signings when the transfer window reopens in January. “It's the wrong time in the first game of the season, against Manchester City, the best team in the league.
August 15, 2018 10:41 UTC