World Cup 2022: Kolo Muani reflects on magical experience, while Morocco duo set to leave Angers

Randal Kolo Muani of France is passing dejected the world cup trophy after receiving the silver medal during the World Cup match between Argentina v...

France forward Randal Kolo Muani will undoubtedly be thinking about his stoppage-time miss against Argentina in Sunday’s World Cup Final, but the Eintracht Frankfurt frontman – a late-notice injury replacement – shone on the world stage and spoke of his pride at a tournament he didn’t expect to be at. Elsewhere, Morocco duo Sofiane Boufal and Azzedine Ounahi have attracted interest from a host of European clubs: both are now anticipating January transfers. Continue reading

Mbappe scores record-breaking goal in Benfica draw, as reports swirl he wants to leave PSG

Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates scoring a goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Paris...

As reports emerged today that PSG’s superstar forward Kylian Mbappe wants to leave the club in January – a broken relationship with the board being cited as the reason – the 23-year-old made history with his first-half penalty: becoming the French champions’ highest-scoring player in the Champions League during their 1-1 Group H draw against Benfica earlier tonight.
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Guardiola confirms red-hot Haaland will be rested when time is right, after Manchester derby treble

Phil Foden of Manchester City celebrates their sides sixth goal and their hat trick with team mate Erling Haaland during the Premier League match...

Having broken another league record with his third hat-trick of the campaign against Manchester United, Erling Haaland’s formidable form has not gone unnoticed – 14 goals and three assists in his first eight Premier League games. It’s important not to be transfixed by the moment, and is why head coach Pep Guardiola has tonight reaffirmed the fact the Norwegian will be rested when the time is right, with a heavy year-long fixture schedule to consider.
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Jorginho: Chelsea players to blame for Tuchel’s sacking; Campos linked with sporting director role

Jorginho of Chelsea during a press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League group E match against FC Salzburg at Stamford Bridge on September...

As they prepare to host Red Bull Salzburg in their first game of the post-Thomas Tuchel era tonight in Champions League action, Chelsea vice-captain and Italy international midfielder Jorginho told reporters in the pre-match press conference while the 47-year-old’s dismissal was a surprise last week, the players were ultimately responsible for the German’s abrupt sacking. Continue reading

Man Utd’s pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frankie de Jong drags on, with other options linked

Frenkie de Jong of the Netherlands during the UEFA Nations League A Group 4 match between the Netherlands and Wales at the Stadion Feyenoord on June...

Manchester United have informed Barcelona they want to conclude a deal to sign Dutch international Frenkie de Jong by Friday, per reports today. Paul Pogba’s Juventus return on a free is among their summer departures, with Wolves’ Ruben Neves and Leicester’s wantaway star Youri Tielemans linked as possible alternatives should they fail to sign the 25-year-old. Continue reading

Report: PSG agree €10m (£8.5m) fee for Nice’s Christophe Galtier as Pochettino successor

Christophe GALTIER during the Ligue 1 match between Reims and Nice at Stade Auguste Delaune on May 21, 2022 in Reims, France. - Photo by Icon sport

Although he’s technically under contract for another year, reports claim Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain will replace Mauricio Pochettino with Nice’s Christophe Galtier next week, as the 55-year-old has been deemed a priority choice as their new head coach by another fresh acquisition, new football advisor Luis Campos – who he worked with for three years at Lille.
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Scary hours indeed: Erling Haaland’s City move could shift the needle further in their favour

In this photo released on June 13, 2022 Manchester City unveil new signing Erling Haaland at Manchester City Football Academy in Manchester, England.

Jadon Sancho’s ‘scary hours’ tweet shortly after his £73m move to United was swiftly ridiculed by rival fans amid limited minutes and disappointing displays. His former teammate in Germany, Erling Haaland, has this week been unveiled as a City player – with an overwhelming feeling the striker’s impact will by contrast be a significant one felt immediately across Europe. Continue reading

Courtois’ inspired display – once again – proves a fitting end as Real clinch 14th CL title

Courtois Thibaut of Real Madrid elected man of the match kissing the cup during the UEFA champions league final match between Real Madrid and...

It felt fitting that, eight years after suffering stoppage-time heartbreak against Real with Atletico Madrid in Lisbon, Thibaut Courtois was Los Blancos’ impenetrable wall here, defiantly stifling Liverpool throughout – breaking the record for most saves in a Champions League Final with nine, producing greatness with the lights shining brightest on a career-defining night. Continue reading

Chelsea 1-3 Real Madrid: Benzema hat-trick leaves UCL holders with mountain to climb

Karim Benzema,, player of Real Madrid, is celebrating the goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One match between Chelsea FC and...

After conjuring up magic to save Real Madrid from the brink of elimination against PSG in the previous round, it was again Karim Benzema’s night – this time in west London – as two first-half headers and pouncing on Edouard Mendy’s early second-half mistake has now confined Champions League holders Chelsea to an unenviable second leg recovery mission on April 13. Continue reading

Contingency plans: Adeyemi fee impasse, Dortmund also linked with other Haaland replacements

Karim Adeyemi of FC Red Bull Salzburg runs with the ball under pressure from Benjamin Pavard of FC Bayern Muenchen during the UEFA Champions League...

While still battling over a fair price for RB Salzburg’s latest hotshot, around the €45m (£37.4m) figure, Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have been linked with approaches for other strikers this summer as they prepare for life after Erling Haaland – whose €75m (£62.4m) release clause is active and will inevitably be explored by Europe’s elite in the weeks to come. Continue reading