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Liverpool ‘had £130m Marco Asensio bid rejected’

Liverpool reportedly failed with a bid in the region of £130m for Real Madrid playmaker Marco Asensio. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 12:16 UK Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 12:16 UK Real Madrid have reportedly rejected an offer from Liverpool in the region of £130m for midfielder Marco Asensio. In January, Liverpool allowed Philippe Coutinho to leave in a big-money switch to Barcelona and it has left the Merseyside giants with money to spend in the summer transfer window. However, according to AS, Jurgen Klopp has missed out on trying to tempt Real into the sale of one of their biggest prospects ahead of next season. Earlier this week, it was claimed that Real had rebuffed two bids of £132m and the most recent report is suggesting that Liverpool were on...

Aston Villa midfielder Mile Jedinak: Playoff final is “crossroads” moment

Aston Villa midfielder Mile Jedinak describes the Championship playoff final with Fulham as a “crossroads moments” for both clubs. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 12:04 UK Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 12:04 UK Aston Villa midfielder Mile Jedinak has suggested that he is carrying no nerves ahead of the Championship playoff final with Fulham. On Saturday evening, the two clubs will meet in a game regarded as the most lucrative showdown in football with a reported £170m on offer for the winners. However, Jedinak has indicated that he is only “motivated” to make an impact in the clash at Wembley Stadium, rather than be concerned about the future of the losers. The 33-year-old is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying: “It is a cros...

Jack Grealish hails John Terry impact at Villa Park

Aston Villa youngster Jack Grealish hails the impact of John Terry on his own development as the Villains prepare for their Championship playoff final with Fulham. By Christopher Dodd, ReporterFiled: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:35 UK Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:36 UK Aston Villa youngster Jack Grealish has highlighted the impact of John Terry on his development this season as the Villains stand on the brink of returning to the Premier League. Grealish has endured a difficult few years at Villa Park, most notably when the youngster encountered a life-threading injury when he split his kidney in two places during a pre-season friendly, but has since returned to the pitch to prove vital to Villa’s push into the playoffs. “I feel like I have grown up,” said Gr...

Joao Santos: ‘Napoli, Manchester City have spoken calmly about Jorginho’

Napoli and Manchester City have already held ‘calm’ conversations regarding Italian playmaker Jorginho, according to the player’s agent Joao Santos. By Christopher Dodd, ReporterFiled: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:07 UK Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:07 UK Napoli and Manchester City have held ‘calm’ discussions regarding playmaker Jorginho, according to the player’s agent Joao Santos. Pep Guardiola is already a known admirer of the 26-year-old’s creative abilities and a number of reports have suggested that the Sky Blues are keen on bringing the Italian to the Premier League during the summer. According to the the player’s agent, Jorginho’s future is already being discussed between the two clubs, although it remains to be se...

Andrew Robertson: ‘Liverpool need to use any Champions League nerves positively’

Liverpool full-back Andrew Robertson calls on his Reds teammates to use any potential nerves to good use ahead of their Champions League final against Real Madrid. By Christopher Dodd, ReporterFiled: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:50 UK Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:50 UK Liverpool full-back Andrew Robertson has insisted that his side need to use any lingering nerves to their advantage ahead of their Champions League final against Real Madrid on Saturday. Youngster Robertson has enjoyed a standout season both domestically and on the European stage for the Reds, leaving the 24-year-old as a nailed-on starter for Jurgen Klopp‘s side at the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex in Kiev. “It’s all about how you use the nerves. You need to use them to your advantage. ...

Roy Keane: ‘Paul Pogba needs more experienced players around him’

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane says that Red Devils playmaker Paul Pogba needs more experienced players around him to help the Old Trafford club improve. By Christopher Dodd, ReporterFiled: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:22 UK Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:22 UK Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has suggested that Paul Pogba is suffering from a lack of experienced players around him at Old Trafford. Pogba returned to United from Juventus for a world-record fee in 2016 but has since gone through a testing two seasons at the club, which have reportedly seen the Frenchman endure a fractured relationship with coach Jose Mourinho. “I like him, I think he’s a good player, a good kid,” said Republic of Ireland assistant Keane ahead of his co...

Manchester United ‘given green light for Fred deal’

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly given the go-ahead to wrap up a £53m deal for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:00 UK Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:02 UK Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly been given the go-ahead to wrap up a £53m deal for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred. United have been heavily linked with the Brazil international since January and emerged as favourites for his signature after local rivals and Premier League champions Manchester City pulled out of the race earlier this year. Fred has suggested that he will not make a decision on his future until after the World Cup, which was thought to be a stumbling bock for United, who want to get their busin...

Manchester United ‘to offer Paul Pogba plus £70m for Cristiano Ronaldo’

Manchester United are reportedly willing to offer Paul Pogba plus an extra £70m to land Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid this summer. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 09:38 UK Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 09:39 UK Manchester United are reportedly prepared to offer Paul Pogba plus £70m to land Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid this summer. Pogba’s future at Old Trafford has been the subject of speculation this season following reports that he has fallen out with manager Jose Mourinho, and he lost his place in the United starting XI at one point during the campaign. Both United and Madrid are expected to undergo major overhauls of their squads this summer after finishing a long way behind Manchester City and Barcelona respectively, with...

Manchester United ‘offered Anthony Martial, Toby Alderweireld swap’

Tottenham Hotspur reportedly tell Manchester United that they would be interested in a swap deal for Toby Alderweireld and Anthony Martial. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 09:11 UK Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 09:11 UK Manchester United have reportedly been offered a swap deal by Tottenham Hotspur for Toby Alderweireld and Anthony Martial this summer. United have begun negotiations over a £55m deal for Alderweireld, who is entering the final year of his contract with Spurs and is yet to agree terms on an extension. Spurs have reportedly demanded a £75m fee equal to that which Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in January, but ESPN FC reports that they would be willing to take Anthony Martial as part of the deal. Martial has been linked with a...

Transfer Talk Daily Update: John Terry, Ramiro Funes Mori, Manuel Pellegrini

Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world. By Andy Brent, ReporterFiled: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 07:57 UK Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 07:57 UK The transfer window is open! Clubs around the UK and Europe are getting business done as they look to give themselves the best possible chance at success in the new season. Saturday morning’s headlines: Aston Villa’s John Terry seeks contract excluding him from Chelsea games?Aston Villa are said to be willing to offer John Terry a new contract which includes a clause allowing him to sit out of matches against Chelsea. Read more. Everton’s Ramiro Funes Mori to join brother at Monterrey?Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori is linked with a move to Mexican cl...

Aston Villa’s John Terry seeks contract excluding him from Chelsea games?

Aston Villa are said to be willing to offer John Terry a new contract which includes a clause allowing him to sit out of matches against Chelsea. By Mark Langshaw, ReporterFiled: Friday, May 25, 2018 at 22:58 UK Last Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 at 22:59 UK Aston Villa defender John Terry will reportedly enter a new contract with the team if they secure a place in next season’s Premier League, providing the deal includes a clause which allows him to sit out of matches against former club Chelsea. The Villans face Fulham in the Championship playoff final on Saturday, and according to The Telegraph, the former England international will consider extending his stay with them if they defeat the Whites and book a return to the top flight. Villa are said to be readying a 12-month contract...

Mark Hughes “thrilled” to renew Southampton contract

Southampton boss Mark Hughes expresses his delight after signing a new contract with the club. By Mark Langshaw, ReporterFiled: Friday, May 25, 2018 at 22:49 UK Last Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 at 22:51 UK Southampton manager Mark Hughes has confessed that he is “thrilled” to have renewed his contract with the club. The former Stoke City boss, who entered a short-term agreement with the Potters in March, was rewarded for keeping them in the Premier League with a new three-year deal. Hughes’s backroom team of assistant first-team manager Mark Bowen and first-team coach Eddie Niedzwiecki have also been retained by Southampton. “Mark, Eddie and I are thrilled to have signed long-term contracts with the club. It was the only option we considered, having spent the last...

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