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Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar closing in on Barcelona return?

Barcelona are reportedly in talks with Paris Saint-Germain regarding a player-plus-cash deal for Neymar. Barcelona have reportedly been left encouraged in their bid to secure a reunion with Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar. The Brazilian left Camp Nou for Parc des Princes during the summer of 2017, although the forward has been frequently linked with a return to Spain. PSG appeared ready to keep Neymar in France for at least another campaign as club officials maintain their quest to claim the Champions League trophy. Barcelona have made a breakthrough in discussions, however, with Globe Sports suggesting that PSG are open to accepting £90m plus a player for the 27-year-old. The report adds that Samuel Umtiti, Ivan Rakitic and Ousmane Dembele are all under consideration as PSG consider wh...

New Hamilton signing Owain Fon Williams targets Wales return

Accies have signed the 32-year-old who was a part of his country’s squad at Euro 2016. Owain Fon Williams believes signing for Hamilton can get him back in the Wales squad. The 32-year-old has joined Accies following the end of his Inverness contract. The former Stockport and Tranmere player, who has one Wales cap and was part of their Euro 2016 squad, was out of the first-team picture at Inverness in recent seasons and spent time on loan in the United States last year. Fon Williams told AcciesTV: “To be back playing in the Premiership here at Hamilton, it gives me the opportunity to be in the shop window for Wales. “I’m a very proud Welshman and to play for your country is a dream for anyone. To put the colours of your country on your back is all you want to do as ...

Enda Stevens: ‘Sheffield United will enjoy Premier League return’

Sheffield United defender Enda Stevens regrets his side will not be launching their first season back in the Premier League with an opening-day fixture at Bramall Lane. The Blades, who ended their 12-year top-flight exile by pipping Leeds to the Sky Bet Championship’s second automatic promotion place last month, will play at Bournemouth on the opening weekend of the 2019-20 campaign on August 10. Chris Wilder‘s side then face back-to-back home games against Crystal Palace and Leicester before completing their August league fixtures with a trip to Europa League winners Chelsea. “I just wanted a home game really to experience Bramall Lane again, the feelgood factor and to get that back,” Stevens said. “It’s something you miss when you stop playing and to b...

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira open to return to Italy?

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira suggests that he has struggled to adapt to life in England, claiming that ‘life was better in Italy’. Lucas Torreira has suggested that he would be open to leaving Arsenal if he was able to return to Italy. The midfielder left Sampdoria to move to the Emirates Stadium last summer, making a total of 31 starts and 18 substitute outings in his first campaign. However, Arsenal may face a battle to keep Torreira, who has indicated that he has not enjoyed many aspects of life in England. The 23-year-old told Ovacion: “I don’t know if there are many things that I enjoy. I think it was better in Italy. England is a totally different world, a very large country. “The language has stopped me, to be able to relate with my teammates and w...

Rio Ferdinand refuses to rule out Manchester United return

Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand has refused to rule out the prospect of returning to the club in a technical role. Reports over recent weeks have suggested the 40-year-old is on a list of former Old Trafford stars being lined up to come in as part of a shake-up of the club’s hierarchy. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces a major restructuring job this summer after the club finished sixth in the Premier League last season. The introduction of a technical director to work alongside executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been mooted for some time, but an appointment has yet to be made. Rio Ferdinand spent 12 years as a player at Manchester United (Dave Thompson/PA). Ferdinand, who joined United in 2002 to become what was then the most expensive defender in world football,...

Jose Mourinho to return to Chelsea for third time?

Unemployed head coach Jose Mourinho could return to Chelsea for a third managerial spell, according to a report. Jose Mourinho is reportedly prepared to return to Chelsea for a third managerial spell. As it stands, Maurizio Sarri is still in charge of the Blues, but it is widely thought that the former Napoli boss will return to Italy to take charge of Juventus ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. According to The Sun, Frank Lampard is still the favourite to take over at Stamford Bridge, with the legendary midfielder impressing while in charge of Derby County last season. However, the same report has claimed that Mourinho ‘is a rank outsider’ to return to the London club. The Portuguese won three Premier League titles, three League Cups and one FA Cup during his two spells with Chels...

Chelsea squad in favour of Frank Lampard return?

Chelsea’s first-team squad and coaching staff would allegedly be in favour of Frank Lampard returning to the club as manager this summer. Chelsea‘s first-team squad and coaching staff would reportedly welcome the return of Frank Lampard as manager, providing that Maurizio Sarri decides to join Juventus. Sarri has just guided Chelsea to a third-placed finish in the Premier League and the Europa League trophy, although it appears likely that the Italian will link up with the Serie A champions this summer. Lampard has been suggested as a potential replacement for Sarri having almost led Derby County to promotion from the Championship in his first year in the dugout. According to journalist Dean Jones, Chelsea’s playing staff have been left wanting to see the former midfielde...

Santi Cazorla relishing ‘dream’ return to Spain squad

Cazorla had not played for Spain since 2015. Santi Cazorla hailed captaining Spain in the 4-1 win over the Faroe Islands as a “dream”. The former Arsenal midfielder took the armband when Sergio Ramos left the field, as the Spaniards cruised to victory in Torshavn. Villarreal star Cazorla made his first Spain appearance since 2015, then topped it off with the captaincy in a remarkable return to the international arena. Two years ago Cazorla was told he would never play football again after an infection had eaten away at his heel – now the 34-year-old is relishing a new lease of sporting life. “Wearing the armband is another dream fulfilled for me,” Cazorla told reporters. “I’m enjoying this a lot but the important thing is for me to help the team. “The important thing was to win. “We knew i...

Neymar ‘only wants Barcelona return’

Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar is only interested in re-joining Barcelona despite speculation that Real Madrid are considering a swoop, according to a report. Neymar is reportedly only interested in leaving Paris Saint-Germain for Barcelona this summer despite speculation that Real Madrid want to sign the attacker. The 27-year-old left Barca for PSG in August 2017 and has scored 51 times in 58 appearances for the French champions in all competitions. The former Santos youngster has continually been linked with a return to Spain, though, with Madrid said to be interested in a summer deal. However, according to Sport, Neymar has told PSG that he only wants to return to Barca, where he scored 105 goals and won two La Liga titles, in addition to the Champions League and three Copa del Rey...

Quiet man Milner leads the way as Liverpool return home to party

James Milner was as relentless in his celebrations as he is chasing down opposition midfielders as Liverpool’s Champions League winners returned to the city. The famous Ribena drinker was cheerleader-in-chief as the Champions League winners returned home to a victory parade after their 2-0 win over Tottenham. An estimated 500,000-plus people crammed the eight-mile stretch of the parade route – which took almost four hours to cover – waving flags, holding inflatable European Cups and letting off smoke canisters. Lots and lots of smoke canisters. James Milner led the celebrations (Barrington Coombs/PA) At the forefont of it all was 33-year-old Milner, stood front right and prominent throughout, usually accompanied by captain Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, local-born Trent Alexander-Arnold a...

It's coming home – Liverpool prepare for triumphant return

Thousands expected to turn out for Champions League trophy parade.

Sergio Aguero confirms plans to return to Independiente

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero confirms that he wants to return to former club Independiente before the end of his career. Sergio Aguero has revealed that he wants to return to former club Independiente when his time with Manchester City comes to an end. Aguero came through the youth system at Independiente before going on to score 23 times in 56 first-team appearances for the Argentine outfit ahead of a 2006 move to Atletico Madrid. The 30-year-old has since won 13 major trophies during his time at Atletico and City, helping the latter make it back-to-back Premier League titles during the recent season. However, speaking on international duty ahead of the Copa America, the Argentina forward has confirmed that he is planning a return to his first club. “I always try [to get ba...

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