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Ben Davies: ‘Ryan Giggs criticism is unfair’

Ben Davies insists the criticism of Wales manager Ryan Giggs after hurtful back-to-back Euro 2020 qualifying defeats is unfair. Wales’ hopes of making the finals next summer were dealt a severe setback with losses to Croatia and Hungary in the space of four days. Giggs’ side now trail Group E leaders Hungary by six points, albeit with a game in hand, and are three adrift of Slovakia and Croatia in the race for a top-two spot. Ryan Giggs is under pressure after successive defeats dropped Wales to fourth place in their Euro 2020 qualifying group (Joe Giddens/PA) The Old Trafford great has had to shoulder the blame from most Welsh fans puzzled by the fact he has not profited from the attacking talents of Gareth Bale, David Brooks and new Manchester United winger Daniel James. R...

Tottenham Hotspur ‘to rival Manchester United for Ben Godfrey’

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly eyeing up a move for Norwich City ace Ben Godfrey, who has also been strongly linked with Manchester United. Manchester United have reportedly joined Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Norwich City youngster Ben Godfrey. The 21-year-old was a key presence for the Canaries last season as he played 31 times in their Championship promotion-winning campaign. United had been considered the frontrunners to sign Godfrey, but the Daily Mail claims that Spurs have also been scouting the youngster with an eye on making a move. Godfrey is capable of playing at centre-back or in holding midfield and, according to the same report, it has been his performances in the latter position that has caught the eye of Tottenham chiefs. The Lilywhites have already been linked w...

Ben Davies receives late call-up to Wales squad for Euro qualifiers

Tottenham defender Ben Davies has joined up with the Wales squad after originally being ruled out of Euro 2020 qualifiers against Croatia and Hungary. Wales manager Ryan Giggs left Davies out of his squad for the two games last week, saying the left-back had been troubled by a groin issue throughout the season. It had been expected the 26-year-old would undergo surgery after Spurs’ involvement in the Champions League final against Liverpool on Saturday to correct the problem. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿DIWEDDARIAD CARFAN | SQUAD UPDATE🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Ben Davies has met up with the squad this morning after his treatment has been postponed 👍 Croeso i’r camp Ben!#YWalGoch #TheRedWall pic.twitter.com/TeCbdPzoAD — Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@Cymru) June 4, 2019 But a Football Association of Wales statement on Tuesday morn...

Ben Chilwell flattered by Man City interest

Ben Chilwell insists his focus remains on Leicester despite being linked with a big-money move to Manchester City. The England left-back is preparing for Thursday’s Nations League semi-final with Holland in Portugal. He has been touted with a switch to the champions and City boss Pep Guardiola was filmed speaking to the 22-year-old on the pitch after Leicester lost 1-0 at the Etihad in May. But Chilwell has shrugged off the link and said he is only thinking about Leicester. “It was nice for such a successful manager to say I’m a good player,” he said about the meeting with Guardiola. “I’m at Leicester and with Brendan (Rodgers) coming in we’re all loving him being there and that’s obviously where my head’s at. “He (Guardiola) just...

Atletico Madrid ‘have not made Ben Chilwell offer’

Leicester City have not received an offer from Atletico Madrid for defender Ben Chilwell, according to a report. Atletico Madrid have reportedly not made an offer for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell despite a number of Spanish publications claiming that a bid had arrived from the Wanda Metropolitano. Atletico are said to have made a £71m offer for Chilwell as the La Liga giants look for a new left-back. However, according to LeicestershireLive, the Foxes have not received a bid from Diego Simeone‘s side, who have sold Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich and are also expected to lose Filipe Luis this summer. The England international was in fine form for Leicester during the 2018-19 campaign – contributing five assists in 36 Premier League appearances from left-back. Chilwell,...

Ryan Giggs explains Ben Davies absence

Tottenham defender Ben Davies heads into the Champions League final facing the prospect of summer surgery and will sit out Wales‘ Euro 2020 qualifiers in Croatia and Hungary. Wales manager Ryan Giggs revealed Davies has been troubled by a groin issue this season but he has battled on, with Spurs’ historic campaign ending in Saturday’s European showpiece occasion against Liverpool in Madrid. “Ben has had an issue with his groin throughout the season,” Giggs said as he named a 28-man squad also without injured Juventus-bound midfielder Aaron Ramsey. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 For Croatia (8 June) & Hungary (11 June)… #YWalGoch #TheRedWall #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/L99MGICUAw — Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@Cymru) May 29, 2019 “I left Ben out of the squad back in November...

Gareth Bale in but Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies out of Wales squad

Ryan Giggs’ side face Croatia and Hungary. Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies have been left out of Wales‘ squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Croatia and Hungary. Juventus-bound midfielder Ramsey was expected to be absent having not played for Arsenal since damaging a hamstring on April 18, while Press Association Sport understands Tottenham want to assess left-back Davies’ recurring groin injury following Saturday’s Champions League final. Forward Gareth Bale, who has not featured for Real Madrid for the last month amid rumours of a fall-out with club manager Zinedine Zidane, is included in the 28-man selection. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 For Croatia (8 June) & Hungary (11 June)… #YWalGoch #TheRedWall #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/L99MGICUAw — Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@Cymru) Ma...

Manchester City ‘to trigger Ben Chilwell release clause’

Manchester City will reportedly trigger the £42m release clause in Ben Chilwell’s contract with Leicester City. Manchester City are reportedly preparing to trigger the £42m release clause in Ben Chilwell‘s contract. The England international has been in fine form for Leicester City during the 2018-19 campaign – contributing five assists in 35 Premier League appearances from full-back. Chilwell only penned a new long-term contract with the Foxes in October 2018, but according to The Telegraph, the deal included a £42m release clause, which City will trigger in this summer’s transfer window. Left-back has been area of concern for the English champions, with Benjamin Mendy struggling for fitness. Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabian Delph have both operated in that area of t...

Wednesday Papers: Ben Chilwell, Christopher Nkunku, Bernardo Silva

What the papers say Manchester City have calmed their interest in Leicester and England defender Ben Chilwell, after the 22-year-old became subject of rumours he would leave the King Power in the summer. The Manchester Evening News reports Pep Guardiola is happy with his current options in the position of Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko. Arsenal are looking to Paris Saint-Germain to boost their attack as they hope to land midfielder Christopher Nkunku from the Ligue 1 winners, the Evening Standard says. The Gunners have been told they will have to fork out £17.2million for the 21-year-old who has scored four times this season. Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon is wanted by a host of European sides (Mark Kerton/PA) Sticking with North London, and Tottenham have emerged as favourites to l...

Tony Mowbray delighted for “wonderful footballer” Ben Brereton

Tony Mowbray praised “wonderful footballer” Ben Brereton, whose first Blackburn goal helped them to a comfortable 2-0 win over relegated Bolton. Brereton, who signed for the club in August, made the crucial breakthrough in the Sky Bet Championship clash with a calm 12-yard finish on the half hour. Adam Armstrong, once on loan at Bolton, haunted his former club with a close range finish in the 50th minute – his ninth strike this season. After losing nine games in 11, Blackburn have now won four in succession for the second time this season to move to within a point of the top half. Mowbray said: “Ben’s had limited time. I have said all season, I’m sure he enjoys his time here. “I see him laughing and joking with the lads every day. I know that (Danny) Gra...

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid ‘enter race for Ben Chilwell’

Manchester City face competition from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell, according to a report. Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell is wanted by La Liga pair Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, according to a report. The 22-year-old has impressed for the Foxes since breaking into their first team two seasons ago and he is now a regular for England at international level. Chilwell has been strongly tipped to join Manchester City in the summer, but The Sun suggests that the Citizens face serious competition from foreign clubs. Barca and Atletico have been tracking the Leicester academy product since last October, it is claimed, and they both sent representatives to Wembley to watch him up close against Czech Republic last week. Chilwell is considered a long-...

Transfer Talk Daily Update: Ben Chilwell, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Adrien Rabiot

Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world. All transfer business is done and dusted for this season, but that doesn’t stop clubs from preparing ahead for next season. Friday morning’s headlines: Leicester ‘to keep Ben Chilwell, Harry Maguire’Leicester City reportedly decide that they are unwilling to sell either Ben Chilwell or Harry Maguire during the summer transfer window. Read more. Chelsea to offer Callum Hudson-Odoi £100,000 per week?Chelsea are reportedly prepared to offer Callum Hudson-Odoi wages of £100,000 per week in order to keep the youngster at Stamford Bridge. Read more. Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot ‘agrees Real Madrid deal’Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrie...

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