Man City boss Guardiola on Villa’s Grealish probe: Team leaks ‘unprofessional, unethical’

ESPN

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said anyone leaking team news before games is "unethical and unprofessional."

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Tottenham want Nagelsmann to replace Mourinho

Pro Soccer Talk

Julian Nagelsmann is said to be the man lined up to replace Jose Mourinho as Tottenham boss, as their season has unravelled very quickly.

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UK government announces plans for Premier League fans to return

Pro Soccer Talk

The Premier League could see fans return for the final week of the 2020-21 season, as the UK government has announced its plan to come out of lockdown in the coming weeks and months.

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Freixa throws Hail Mary and says Haaland and Mbappe to Barca is possible

Barca Blaugranes

Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa decided to throw anything he could out into the press this week. Freixa was asked about Barca’s current fiduciary situation and gave a thoughtful answer.

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Could Thomas Tuchel, Callum Hudson-Odoi beef drive him to Bayern Munich?

Bavarian Football Works

Callum Hudson-Odoi off started well under Thomas Tuchel, but it seems that he’s finally fallen afoul of his new manager. Speaking to the media following their draw with Southampton, the Chelsea boss was scathing in his criticism of the young winger. Could this create an opening for Bayern Munich to make another approach? 

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D.C. United interested in Levski Sofia forward Nigel Robertha

Black And Red United

An initial report from Bulgarian journalist Metodi Shumanov (confirmed stateside by Pablo Maurer) indicates that D.C. United is in pursuit of Nigel Robertha, a Dutch-born forward who plays for Levski Sofia and is eligible for the Curaçao national team. There is a slight difference between the two reports on their progress, with Maurer saying the talks are serious, while Shumanov claiming that Sofia has already accepted an offer in the neighborhood of $1.2 million and the deal should be made official in the coming days.

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel wants Christian Pulisic stay but insists ‘no decisions’ made for summer

Evening Standard

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Gianluigi Donnarumma keen to become highest paid goalkeeper in the world

90 Min

Gianluigi Donnarumma wants to succeed Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea as the highest paid goalkeeper in the world, but is happy to negotiate reduced terms to remain at Milan – even though talks over a new contract have reached an impasse.

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Man City ‘distance themselves’ from Messi move

Barca Blaugranes

Lionel Messi’s future continues to be the subject of speculation but the chances of the captain swapping Barcelona for Manchester City may be reducing.

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Manchester City Could Waive Jadon Sancho Sell on Percentage to Sign Erling Haaland

Bitter And Blue

Manchester City’s pursuit of the Norwegian striker is ramping up. For Erling Haaland, Man City are “willing to go above his £65M buyout clause [active in 2022]. The 15% sell-on clause on Jadon Sancho could be waived/negotiated to gain an advantage in the Haaland pursuit.”

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Bournemouth want Thierry Henry as new manager

The Score

Bournemouth want to open talks with Thierry Henry over the managerial vacancy at Dean Court, according to The Guardian's Ben Fisher.

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Laporta vows to ‘do everything possible’ to keep Messi at Barcelona

Barca Blaugranes

Joan Laporta has been talking about Lionel Messi’s future and says he will do everything he can to keep the captain at Barcelona.

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Arsenal to sell 10 players in cost-cutting measure

Pro Soccer Talk

Arsenal are set for a huge clear out, as up to 10 players will be moved on to reduce their huge wage bill.

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What does Bayern Munich have in store for Dayot Upamecano?

Bavarian Football Works

After months of speculation that linked Dayot Upamecano to several clubs across Europe, Bayern Munich finally confirmed the signing of the Frenchman last weekend. The RB Leipzig defender will join the world champions next season and would be an excellent addition to Bayern’s frail backline.

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Bayern Munich probably won’t be pursuing FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi

Bavarian Football Works

Anyone who had hopes that Bayern Munich might make a surprising run at FC Barcelona legend Lionel Messi is probably going to be let down. 

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Three stats that show Messi’s decline

CBS Sports

Comparing Lionel Messi to anybody else is a futile endeavor. He's been that dominant for that long. There are only so many ways to say that Messi is the best. But, comparing Messi to himself is a different matter entirely. At 33 years of age it's not surprising to see that Messi is at least starting to slow down. What is surprising is seeing just how much the way he's playing has changed. 

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Newcastle offered chance to sign Daniel Sturridge

90 Min

Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign free agent striker Daniel Sturridge for the remainder of the season.

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Diego Costa closing in on signing for Palmeiras after leaving Atletico Madrid in January

Sky Sports

Diego Costa is closing in on a return to Brazil to play for his beloved Palmeiras.

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Who’s in and who’s out for Bayern Munich’s next transfer targets?

Bavarian Football Works

It has been a crazy weekend already regarding Bayern Munich transfers as the club announced the signing of RB Leipzig center-back earlier today Dayot Upamecano and also reportedly has a “done deal” with Reading left-back Omar Richards.

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Hakim Ziyech contemplating future after difficult start at Chelsea

We Ain’t Got No History

Hakim Ziyech hasn’t quite lit up the Premier League since his arrival at Chelsea in the summer, with the former Ajax stalwart injured for a large part of the season. He did start off brightly, exhibiting his wide array of playmaking skills, but his performances have tapered off in recent weeks, though still with the occasional moment of genius. He has 2 goals and 4 assists in 1070 minutes for Chelsea — hardly prolific numbers given his return of 8 goals and 21 assists in 2686 minutes for Ajax last season.

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Arsenal close to finalising summer transfer for Sporting Lisbon teen striker Tiago Tomas for cut-price £20m

The Sun

ARSENAL are close to finalising a summer deal for Sporting Lisbon striker Tiago Tomas.

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Inter Miami, New York Red Bulls, DC United eye ex-Arsenal Gibbs

ESPN

New York Red Bulls and DC United are considering joining the race to sign West Bromwich Albion defender Kieran Gibbs who remains a target for Inter Miami CF, sources have told ESPN.

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Felipe Gutierrez to Sign in Chile with Former Club

The Blue Statement

For much of the 2020-2021 offseason, Sporting Kansas City fans have been holding out hope that many of their favorite players would return for 2021. It appears, another name is choosing to go elsewhere. Chilean outfit El Murcurio is reporting (behind paywall) that Felipe Gutierrez is set to return to his former club, Club Deportivo Universidad Católica. 

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Reds Chasing Bruno Fernandes Replacement

LiverPool Offside

After standing pat in the transfer market — and seeming intent on persisting with that stance — Liverpool suddenly made moves on transfer deadline day, bringing in short-term cover for their decimated central defence in the shape of Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak.

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Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar out four weeks, will miss Barcelona game

Yardbarker

Paris Saint-Germain have received bad news about superstar forward Neymar following Wednesday's Coupe de France victory over Caen.

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