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Report: Furious Conte looking for Batshuayi upgrade in January

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi appears to be playing on borrowed time. Incensed by his side’s performance in a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, Blues boss Antonio Conte dressed down his troops, according to the Telegraph’s Matt Law, and identified weaknesses in the squad – Batshuayi chief among them. Now Conte will reportedly look to replace the Belgian ...

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West Brom's Foster misses Leicester match after garden gaffe

West Bromwich Albion‘s Ben Foster missed Monday’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, and for the first-choice shot-stopper, the reason for his absence was hardly of the garden variety. Well, that’s not exactly true after Baggies boss Tony Pulis confirmed post-match that the eight-time capped English international did not suit up after injuring his knee whilst ...

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Report: Victor Moses the latest victim of Chelsea's hamstring curse

Chelsea right wing-back Victor Moses is set to miss at least four weeks after injuring his hamstring during a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace, according to Matt Law of the Telegraph. Moses would be the third player in Antonio Conte’s side to pick up this very injury in the last few weeks, following Alvaro Morata and N’Golo Kante into the ...

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Combined XI: Real Madrid vs. Tottenham

Since the European Cup was rebranded with a new moniker in 1992, Real Madrid has won the Champions League on six occasions for a total of 12 top-tier continental triumphs. During that same spell, Tottenham reached the tournament’s knockout phase just once before bowing out to the heavyweights from the Spanish capital in the quarter-finals of the 2010-11 installment. Seven ...

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RB Leipzig CEO didn't expect teams to trigger Keita's buyout clause

RB Leipzig‘s CEO admitted that a deal to sell Naby Keita to Liverpool wouldn’t have come to fruition if it wasn’t for the buyout clause in the Guinea international’s contract. A €55-million release clause was included in Keita’s contract upon his arrival from Red Bull Salzburg in 2016. The 22-year-old then exceeded expectations and helped guide Leipzig to an unexpected ...

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Guardiola, Sarri take vastly different paths to Champions League tilt

Pep Guardiola or Maurizio Sarri? It’s not a question that would give many people pause. The former is a two-time Champions League winner, credited with launching a tiki-tactical revolution and guiding Lionel Messi‘s development from gifted youngster to generational talent. The latter has never won a major championship of any description. And yet, when a journalist asked Aurelio De Laurentiis ...

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Report: Mourinho demands big pay rise before signing new United contract

Jose Mourinho is willing to sign a new contract with Manchester United, but only if the Red Devils pay up. Jamie Jackson of the Guardian reports that Mourinho – now at the midway mark of the three-year contract he signed in the summer of 2016 – wants a bump to his wages of about £15 million before he puts pen ...

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Tottenham condemns Marca over claims club is hated for its Jewish roots

by Gordon Brunt 3h ago Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs Tottenham condemned a report from a Spanish newspaper, which claimed the north London outfit is despised due to its Jewish origins. Madrid-based news outlet Marca made the claim during a preview, ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League encounter between Tottenham and Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. Marca provided its readers ...

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Newcastle announces club is up for sale

Newcastle signs loan star Merino from Dortmund on permanent basis Newcastle signs loan star Merino from Dortmund on permanent basis epl 3d ago EPL | theScore

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Guardiola dismisses report claiming Napoli will rest stars vs. Manchester City

by Gordon Brunt 1h ago Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff Pep Guardiola isn’t buying into reports suggesting Napoli will rest its star players during Tuesday’s Champions League encounter with Manchester City. The Manchester City boss claimed he even knows which players will line up opposite his squad at the Etihad Stadium. Napoli’s president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, hinted that manager Maurizio ...

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