PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot rejects Spurs approachby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot has resisted an offer from Tottenham.Rabiot has told Tottenham he won’t be coming – regardless of their offer.The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder isn’t interested in moving to London, Le 10 Sport reports.The 23-year-old is out of contract at PSG this summer but with Barcelona and Manchester City reported to be interested he won’t consider Spurs.Liverpool are also monitoring the situation but are well catered for in midfield. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham set to help Southampton offload Manolo Gabbiadiniby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham can help Southampton offload Manolo Gabbiadini.The Mirror says Sampdoria need to off-load a couple of players before they can afford to end Gabbiadini’s St Mary’s nightmare with a loan for the rest of the season.They will then have an obligation to buy the Italian International, 27, for £10 million in the summer but a deal would depend on Grégoire Defrel, on-loan from Roma, moving on.The Hammers are keen on the French hit man who has scored seven goals this season along with Fulham who are looking for goals to avoid the drop as well as Watford.But they may have to offload some fringe players themselves before being able to push through a deal for Defrel who is keen on a move to the Premier League.
Bayern Munich midfielder Coutinho hints Barcelona return unlikelyby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich midfielder Philippe Coutinho has hinted he’s ready to cut ties with Barcelona.Currently on-loan at Bayern, Coutinho says staying long-term in Munich is an option.He stated: “Stay longer in Bayern? Nobody can predict what will happen next year. It depends on many factors. “All I can say is that this year, I will work hard to achieve all our goals. Personally, I want to play a good season. “And then we’ll see where that leads.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd Treble winner Irwin: Could Fergie make it here?by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United Treble winner Denis Irwin says Sir Alex Ferguson could handle today’s football.Irwin, a left-back under Ferguson for half of his reign, believes his old manager is still up to task.“You’ve got to be able to handle the pressure of playing for Manchester United as a player, and as a manager you’ve got to handle all these players differently,” Irwin told Sporting Life.“They’re almost like rock stars these days. But Sir Alex would be fine, he’d be brilliant.“People always ask me about all the old players and would they be able to play in this modern day, but all the great players could play in today’s era.“A lot of the guys I played with, but even before my time with the likes of George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton, they’d be brilliant in today’s football.”Sir Alex, although he was an old fashioned manager in some ways he was also a forward-thinking manager.“He brought all the sports science guys in and always surrounded himself with great coaches, so he was before his time and he’d be a fantastic manager now.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea hero Hasselbaink: Abraham should target Kane’s England placeby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea hero Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says Tammy Abraham should push to replace Tottenham ace Harry Kane as England’s No9.The in-form 22-year-old, who has scored seven goals in seven games for Frank Lampard’s side, was named in the England squad on Thursday for the European Qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.”As a young boy when you dream of being a footballer you want to play at the highest level and the highest level is England,” Hasselbaink told Sky Sports News.”He has been called up. He is going to get the chance and he has to compare himself with the best [striker] and that is Kane at the moment.”He has to try to get Kane’s position. It is not easy but that is going to be the next step. He has been invited for the England national squad. Now can you make that place yours?”The only way is to do well for Chelsea, keep on scoring and when you go with England show that you can do it on that level as well.”
Menez career tribute to Real Madrid striker Benzemaby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJeremy Menez has paid tribute to Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.Now with Paris FC, Menez helped France win the U17 World Cup alongside Benzema in 2004.He told Foot Mercato: “Of course, we can only admire his career. “With 10 years at Real Madrid, very few players have done it. In spite of all that could be said about him, what was put in his mouth, he is still there, he works and he closes the mouths of people. At some point everyone makes their career. “He was probably a more hard worker than us and he got what he deserves, that’s all.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Lyon Women has confirmed that coach Reynald Pedros has left the club follow a trophy-laden two seasons at the helm, including consecutive Champions League triumphs.The former France international, who won five major honours in total including a treble in his second and final campaign, is said to have departed by “mutual agreement”.Pedros, who took charge in 2017, took the club to a league and European double in his maiden season, before repeating the feat with the addition of the Coupe de France. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The one-time European Championship semi-finalist was named FIFA’s Women Coach of the Year for his efforts in 2018.With little else to achieve however, both Pedros and Lyon “felt that it was necessary to change the technical organization in order to stimulate a new dynamic,” the latter confirmed in an official statement .“Olympique Lyonnais and its President Jean-Michel Aulas thank Reynald Pedros for his investment and the quality of his work throughout these two seasons of total collaboration that allowed the club, its women’s team and the players to win five new trophies.“Jean-Michel Aulas wishes Reynald Pedros great success for the rest of his career and will keep fond memories of their collaboration.“[It] was marked by a great openness between both sides and culminated with a Treble winning 2018/19 season that helped the development of women’s football in France.”Since his arrival, Pedros has helped to further Lyon’s domination of the women’s game in Europe, with the club having competed in eight Champions League finals since 2010, winning six.They have also been Division 1 Feminine winners in every season since 2006-07, and have counted several of the world’s greatest players among their ranks, including incumbent Ballon d’Or Feminin holder Ada Hegerberg.14 of their players are on duty alone at the current World Cup in France, though England’s Izzy Christiansen is one player from the club who didn’t make the cut for the tournament.Lyon will now begin their search for a new head coach as they look to extend their domestic dominance of the game across the continent and defend their titles.
Sadio Mane is “a complete player”, according to Liverpool team-mate Fabinho, with the Senegalese forward someone who “always makes a difference” for the Reds.Jurgen Klopp boasts a wealth of attacking talent within his ranks at Anfield.Mohamed Salah has been a talismanic presence across two seasons on Merseyside, while Roberto Firmino can always be relied upon to contribute hard work and a healthy goal return. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Mane is the third member of a fearsome front line, with the 27-year-old having become a superstar in his own right.He claimed a share of the Premier League Golden Boot in 2018-19 with 22 efforts to his name, and found the target 26 times across all competitions – a new personal best.His value to the cause is not lost on his manager or those around him, with Fabinho among those recognising that the former Southampton man has become a key component for the Reds.The Brazilian midfielder told Liverpool’s official website: “Sadio Mane is a genuinely impressive player, he’s tireless, playing in every game with such high levels of intensity and concentration.“His technical ability goes without saying, he always makes a difference for us.“He’s a complete player – he gives you the option of a short pass or a long ball, he contributes to the build-up and creation of play as well. He’s a great player in amazing form, which is really important for his confidence.“Off the pitch I chat with him quite a bit as we both speak French, my French is still better than my English. He’s a great lad. Sadio has been a really important player for us this season.”Fabinho and Mane ended the 2018-19 campaign as Champions League winners, as Liverpool secured a sixth European Cup triumph in their history.They also pushed Manchester City close in the Premier League title race, with Fabinho considering a debut season in England that started slowly for him to have been a notable success.He said when reflecting on his experiences since completing a big-money move from Monaco in the summer of 2018: “Overall I think my first season at Liverpool was good.“In my first season I knew there would be a learning and settling-in period. I went through this.“It didn’t last that long but I remember it wasn’t easy starting afresh, I was left out for a few matches.“Even though I was telling myself that I needed to work hard and be patient, it’s not easy being out of the team. But that’s in the past now, I started playing more.“The more you play, the more you can enjoy your football. I think I became an important part of the team, I gave the manager another option he could depend upon. So I think it was a really good season.”Liverpool’s squad are now taking in a well-earned break, but have learned that they will be opening the 2019-20 Premier League season with a home date against newly-promoted Norwich on August 9. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Chivas announced a blockbuster move Monday, signing veteran forward Oribe Peralta from rival Club America.Peralta is one of the most experienced players in Liga MX, with more than a decade in the Mexican first division. Peralta has scored 165 in 508 games since making his debut for Monarcas Morelia in the 2003 Clausura.The forward scored 25 goals for Mexico and took part in the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, announcing his international retirement after Russia. He also helped Mexico win a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics as one of three over-aged players. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Peralta has won Liga MX twice with Santos Laguna and twice more with Club America, but has seen his minutes dip in recent years. He wasn’t able to find the back of the net for America in the 2019 Clausura after scoring five goals in the Apertura. “After more than five years wearing the Azulcrema shirt, Club America announces the departure of our player, Oribe Peralta Morones. During this time, Oribe was part of the team that obtained Liga MX titles in the Apertura 2014 and Apertura 2018 tournaments as well as the Clausura 2019 Copa MX,” read a statement released by Club America.”On the international stage, Oribe obtained Concacaf Champions League titles in the 2015 and 2016 editions.”The team recognizes and thanks his commitment and professionalism during this years and wishes him luck in his new sporting project, now with Club Deportivo Guadalajara. The change was produced because of a request from the player regarding contractual themes the Guadalajara side made for him to continue his career as a professional player.”Reports indicate the 35-year-old has agreed to a two-year contract with the Rojiblancos. The Guadalajara side, which signs only Mexican players, will hope Peralta is able to recover his scoring form after a handful of disappointing campaigns with Las Aguilas.America also has signed forwards like Roger Martinez and Nicolas Castillo to bolster an attack that has been the club’s weak point in the last several seasons. Even as America won the 2018 Apertura, it was led in scoring by center back Bruno Valdez.🇫🇷 El Rebaño te da la bienvenida a tu nueva casa… ¡Hola, @OribePeralta! 👋🐐 pic.twitter.com/UBWSJzm5OJ— CHIVAS (@Chivas) June 17, 2019In addition to signing Peralta, Chivas brought center back Oswaldo Alanis back from Real Oviedo this summer and have been linked with a number of other Liga MX players.The historic club is in danger of relegation this season, starting the Apertura in the penultimate position in the league’s relegation table which takes team’s last six tournaments into account. While Chivas likely could buy its place in the first division back, as the previous two clubs to be sent down have done, manager Tomas Boy and the club’s directors are committed to making sure the team stays up based on its sporting merits.
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 5: Fans cheer on the Texas Longhorns against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks on September 5, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Two Texas football players had something else to celebrate yesterday besides the birth of America. They survived a scary car cash.Texas defensive backs Kris Boyd and B.J. Foster were involved in a car accident on July 4. Fortunately, both guys are doing just fine.The accident could have been a lot worse. Boyd shared photos of the car after the wreck and it is pretty messed up.“Our angels had they hands over us today @nofear_2 Got rear ended and smashed!” Boyd tweeted. “We’re doing a lot better. Thank you to those who reached out. Could’ve been gone but we here.”Our angels had they hands over us today @nofear_2 Got rear ended and smashed! We’re doing a lot better. Thank you to those who reached out. Could’ve been gone but we here.???? pic.twitter.com/2TuHaMyZLS— kris boyd™ (@kris23db) July 5, 2018If their car almost got sandwiched like Boyd says, the pair are very, very lucky.Boyd was one of Texas’ top defensive players as a junior in 2017. He posted 57 tackles, a team-high 15 pass breakups and two interceptions, earning second-team All-Big 12 honors in the process.Foster, meanwhile, was a five-star prospect in the 2018 class and Texas’ second-highest ranked signee. He’s expected to contribute early for the Longhorns.Thankfully both guys are just fine after this scary incident.