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MORATA SET FOR ATLETICO MADRID

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has reached a personal agreement to join Atletico Madrid, says Spanish football expert Guillem Balague. Balague said the deal is subject to Chelsea signing a replacement and Atletico selling a striker. Chelsea are reportedly close to signing Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is on loan at AC Milan. Morata,

ROBERTSON SIGNS NEW CONTRACT

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has signed a new contract keeping him at the club until the summer of 2024. The 24-year-old Scotland captain joined the Reds from Hull in July 2017 for an initial fee of £8m. Joe Gomez and Sadio Mane have recently agreed new deals at Liverpool, while Roberto Firmino

MOURINHO WANTS TO RETURN TO TOP LEVEL COACHING SOON

Jose Mourinho says he is "too young" to consider retirement as he spoke for the first time since being sacked by Manchester United in December. Mourinho, who was appearing as a pundit for Qatar-based broadcaster Bein Sports on its coverage of the Asian Cup, says he still belongs at the top

BARCELONA COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN

Barcelona overturned a 2-1 first-leg deficit to beat Levante 4-2 and reach the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. Two fortuitous Ousmane Dembele goals in the first half put Barca - cup winners in the past four seasons - ahead on aggregate at the Nou Camp. Lionel Messi tucked in a

BALOTELLI READY TO JOIN MARSEILLE

Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is set to join Marseille from Nice. The Italy international, 28, has been at Ligue 1 side Nice since leaving Liverpool on a free transfer in 2016. Balotelli helped City win the Premier League in 2011-12 and had one season at Liverpool before spending

DERBY COUNTY BEAT SOUTHAMPTON IN FA CUP

Derby recovered from a two-goal deficit to edge past Southampton 5-3 on penalties in a thrilling FA Cup third-round replay at St Mary's. Two goals in two minutes from Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond had put the hosts on course for victory, after the visitors had earlier had a Craig Bryson

RONALDO SCORES AS JUVE WIN THE SUPER COPPA

Cristiano Ronaldo's header was enough for Juventus to beat AC Milan and claim a record eighth Supercoppa Italiana in a game played in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Portugal forward nodded in Miralem Pjanic's lofted pass in the second half to settle a meeting between Italian football's two most successful clubs. It was

TOTTENHAM TO INVESTIGATE RACIST SUPPORTER

Tottenham Hotspur are investigating an alleged incident of racism by a supporter towards South Korean forward Son Heung-min during Sunday’s Premier League defeat by Manchester United. Advertising The north London club confirmed on Monday that they were conducting an internal inquiry after a supporter, James Dickens, said he had confronted someone in

RYAN BABEL JOINS FULHAM

Fulham have signed former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel from Turkish side Besiktas. The 32-year-old Dutch international, who spent three and a half years at Anfield, has joined the club until the end of the season. Fulham are 19th in the Premier League and five points from safety. "I definitely have faith that Fulham

KANE OUT FOR MORE THAN 7 WEEKS

Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be out until March after injuring ankle ligaments in Sunday's 1-0 Premier League defeat by Manchester United. Spurs say the England captain, 25, will return to training in early March. Kane, Tottenham's top scorer this season with 20 goals, is likely to miss both legs of the

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