New Chelsea defender WesleyFofana is set for a spell on the sidelines after he picked up an injury during the UEFA Champions League clash with AC Milan at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The young Frenchman was seen on crutches at the end of the game which ended in a 3-0 win for his time. According to Sky Sports News, Fofana could missbetween four to six weeks after suffering a knee sprain during the first half of the Milan game.
FOFANA SET FOR SPELL ON SIDELINES
DE BRUYNE SHORTLISTED FOR UEFA AWARD
Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has been shortlisted for the men’s Player of the Year award. He has been named on a three-man shortlist alongside the Real Madrid duo of ThibautCourtois and Karim Benzema.
SEVILLA WANT SERGINO DEST IN JULES KOUNDE DEAL THIS SUMMER
According to a report by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona might have to include Sergino Dest in the deal to sign Jules Kounde in the summer transfer window. The Sevilla defender is also a target for Chelsea but wants to move to Camp Nou ahead of the 2022/23 season. Jules Kounde has become one of the most highly sought-after players in the market on the back of a solid three years with Sevilla thus far. The French international took no time to become a pivotal player for Los Nervionenses and has also established a foothold in his national team.
The 23-year-old has turned out 133 times for Sevilla while chipping in with nine goals and three assists thus far. But Kounde might have played his final game for the Andalusian club, with some of the most high-profile clubs in Europe, including Barcelona and Chelsea, hot on his heels heading into the summer transfer window. Continue reading →
HOLDING RETURNS FOR EVERTON AFTER SUSPENSION
Rob Holding will return to the Arsenal squad for the visit of Everton on the final day of this Premier League season after serving a one-game for his red card during the North London Derby clash with hosts Tottenham Hotspur last week Thursday.
Holding and Arsenal went into the Spurs game with the chance to seal Champions League football in the new season by beating their North London rivals. In the end, the Gunners were heavily beaten thereby suffering a big dent to their Champions League quest. They were beaten 3-0 by Tottenham Hotspur and also finished the game with ten men after Holding was sent off in the first half for two yellow cards. Continue reading →
UNITED STILL LOOKING FOR POGBA REPLACEMENT
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has refused to commit his future to the club and there are still rumors making the rounds that he could be leaving Old Trafford at the end of the current campaign. Pogba has always had his name among the news when it comes to transfer rumors and it does not look like that will be stopping anytime soon. His agent, Mino Raiola, has often reiterated that he would love to see his client leave the Red Devils and that there are already several offers waiting for him to acknowledge. The clubs said to be interested in acquiring the France international midfielder’s services include Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid, Italian Serie A giants Juventus, and French Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain.
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ARSENAL SET TO CONSOLIDATE FOURTH SPOT?
North London giants Arsenal had not been in the Premier League top four for over 14 months until this week when they secure London Derby spoils at the expense of West Ham United. The Gunners beat West Ham United at home in a straightforward manner thereby replacing the Hammers as the fourth team on the Premier League standings behind the title challenging trio of Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal.
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AGUERO: I DIDN’T COME TO BARCELONA FOR THE MONEY
Former Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero has hit out at claims that he joined Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona because of the money instead of for the sake of enjoying his football. Argentina I ternationak striker Agüero completed a free transfer to the Camp Nou in the summer transfer window after bring told that he would not be offered a new contract extension at the Etihad Stadium. Agüero, a City legend then had to start looking for a club that he would join in the summer and Barcelona were one of the club’s that showed interest in acquiring his services this summer and he has recently revealed that the only club he was open to joining after leaving City War Barcelona.
However, there were reports recently that the striker decided to move to Barcelona because he was after the money that he would be getting at the Camp Nou. The striker has now hit out at those claims, insisting that he never thought about the money before picking Barcelona and instead chose the club because aside from the fact that they’re one of the best in the world, they’re a club that almost any footballer would want to play for because of their rich history and their reputation as well. Continue reading →
CITY COULD SIGN BARCA STAR IN PLACE OF KANE
It has continued to look pretty much unlikely that Manchester City will still be able to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane this summer. The England international striker was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City just before the end of the Premier League season after coming out publicly to insinuate that he wants to go to a club where he can win trophies from this summer. Since then, even though the rumors have gone quiet a little more than when they first popped up, he has constantly been tipped to seal the switch to the Etihad stadium.
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CONTE GETTING CLOSE TO TOTTENHAM JOB
Antonio Conte has continued to be heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer as the London club continue their quest to replace José Mourinho. Tottenham owner Daniel Levy has identified the Italian manager as the right man for the job and is not interested in keeping hold of Ryan Mason, the current temporary manager at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
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