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BRENTFORD BOSS, FRANK THOMAS SIGNS NEW DEAL UNTIL 2025

BRENTFORD BOSS, FRANK THOMAS SIGNS NEW DEAL UNTIL 2025

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has signed a new contract with the club that runs until the end of the 2024-25 season. The Dane led the Bees to promotion to the More »

Hornets close in on Hodgson as Claudio’s successor

Hornets close in on Hodgson as Claudio’s successor

Watford are reportedly set to appoint former England boss Roy Hodgson as head coach after sacking Claudio Ranieri. The relegation-haunted Hornets dropped the axe on Ranieri earlier this evening after More »

WATFORD SACK MANAGER CLAUDIO RANIERI

WATFORD SACK MANAGER CLAUDIO RANIERI

Watford have sacked manager Claudio Ranieri after just 16 weeks in the hot seat, according to reports. The well-travelled Italian signed a two-year deal at Vicarage Road in October, replacing More »

NIGERIA’S SUPER EAGLES CRASH OUT OF AFCON 2021

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been knocked out of the ongoing 33rd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after losing their Round 16 match to Tunisia yesterday. Youssef Msakni was the hero More »

HAKIM ZIYECH’S MOMENT OF MAGIC INSPIRES CHELSEA TO VICTORY OVER TOTTENHAM

HAKIM ZIYECH’S MOMENT OF MAGIC INSPIRES CHELSEA TO VICTORY OVER TOTTENHAM

Hakim Ziyech lived up to his wizard nickname with a spellbinding strike to sink Tottenham 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in a pivotal Premier League win for Chelsea. Thiago Silva headed More »

MARCUS RASHFORD STRIKES IN STOPPAGE TIME AS MAN UTD SNATCH VICTORY OVER WESTHAM

MARCUS RASHFORD STRIKES IN STOPPAGE TIME AS MAN UTD SNATCH VICTORY OVER WESTHAM

Super-sub Marcus Rashford struck a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Manchester United broke West Ham hearts and lifted the roof off Old Trafford. In the Carabao Cup earlier in the season More »

 

Barca ditch Pogba swoop to target Haaland

Barcelona will prioritise a move for Erling Haaland over their pursuit of Paul Pogba.

Haaland, 21, is set to be the subject of an intense battle between some of Europe’s top clubs with Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid all interested in the striker.

New Barca manager Xavi is desperate to add a goalscorer to his ranks following Sergio Aguero’s early retirement and Haaland more than fits the bill.

The Borussia Dortmund No9 has a sublime record of 76 strikes in 74 games since joining the Bundesliga outfit in January 2020.

And Spanish outlet Sport claim Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola has recently met with Barca president Joan Laporta over a move.

The Catalan club are likely to struggle to finance the deal as they continue to grapple with the heavy debt that has seen them forced to offload stars and rely on free transfers.

Haaland’s fee is reported to be upwards of £60million, with high agent fees and salary demands also a major obstacle.

But a reported big-money loan from investment banking firms Goldman Sachs and CVC could help the club get back on their feet, with a percentage of those funds set to go on improving the squad.

A move for Haaland is likely to end the Blaugrana’s interest in out-of-contract Manchester United midfielder Pogba.

Camp Nou chiefs are said to be wary of taking on the heavy wage demands of the Frenchman, who is looking more and more likely to depart Old Trafford next summer.

There is also the concern that Pogba does is not the ideal fit for the tactical philosophy Xavi is looking to instill at the club.