Transfer: Pirlo confirms Juventus interest in signing Giroud from Chelsea

Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo has confirmed that the Serie A champions are interested in signing Chelsea’s 34-year-old striker, Olivier Giroud. Juventus beat Udinese 4-1 in a Serie A match on Sunday, and now occupy the 5th position on the league table, 10 points behind table-topping AC Milan. There have been earlier reports linking Juve with a move for former Italy international Graziano Pelle. And now Giroud is seen as another option for the club, as he enters the final six months of his contract at Stamford Bridge. The France international has scored eight goals in his last seven outings for … Continue reading Transfer: Pirlo confirms Juventus interest in signing Giroud from Chelsea

Coronavirus: Osimhen will pay for ‘silly mistake’ – Napoli coach, Gattuso

Napoli manager, Gennaro Gattuso, has said that striker, Victor Osimhen, will pay for a ‘silly mistake’ after the Nigerian international contracted coronavirus (COVID-19). Gattuso said this following Napoli’s Serie A 4-1 win over Cagliari on Sunday. Osimhen had returned a positive test last Friday, having been away for the yuletide break. The former Lille star had a birthday party in Nigeria and contracted the virus. Osimhen has not played for Napoli since he sustained a shoulder injury against Sierra Leone last November while on international duty for the Super Eagles. “When I made a mistake, Marcello Lippi used to say he … Continue reading Coronavirus: Osimhen will pay for ‘silly mistake’ – Napoli coach, Gattuso

‘I like it when they boo Cristiano!’ Ronaldo admits he finds playing in empty stadiums ‘boring’ amid Covid-19 pandemic

Cristiano Ronaldo is finding playing in empty stadiums amid the Covid-19 pandemic ‘boring’ and is even missing fans booing him. The Juventus and Portugal star, like every other top-level footballer, has become accustomed to playing in front of empty stands in 2020. And the 35-year-old, … Continue reading ‘I like it when they boo Cristiano!’ Ronaldo admits he finds playing in empty stadiums ‘boring’ amid Covid-19 pandemic

PSG lining up Mauricio Pochettino as new manager amid reports of Thomas Tuchel’s departure

Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappe paid tribute to Thomas Tuchel after multiple media reports said the German coach had been sacked by the French Ligue 1 club. French sports daily L’Equipe and German newspaper Bild said the 47-year-old, who … Continue reading PSG lining up Mauricio Pochettino as new manager amid reports of Thomas Tuchel’s departure

Barcelona want to sell Coutinho due to high wages

According to a report published by ARA, and relayed by SPORT, Philippe Coutinho’s future with Barcelona has been called into question yet again, as the club is looking to offload him as soon as possible, and we could see him depart as early as January. Coutinho stayed in the Catalan capital on the special request of Ronald Koeman, who insisted on having the Brazilian in his squad in order to implement the 4-2-3-1 to perfection. And it seemed like his decision was paying dividends as Coutinho started the season with two assists and a goal in three appearances. However, it looked … Continue reading Barcelona want to sell Coutinho due to high wages

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and the 50 best footballers in the world according to FM21

The latest football management simulation game from Sports Interactive, Football Manager 2021, has revealed the top 50 players in the world. Following the previous piece from Mirror Football that revealed the top wonderkids in FM21, this list will finally settle … Continue reading Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and the 50 best footballers in the world according to FM21

Real Madrid’s five worst signings as Eden Hazard’s misery continues

Eden Hazard’s “dream” move to Real Madrid has been nothing short of a nightmare. The Belgium international joined Los Blancos last summer from Chelsea, with the defending Spanish champions forking out a staggering £143million for his services. Big things were, understandably, … Continue reading Real Madrid’s five worst signings as Eden Hazard’s misery continues

Diego Maradona’s doctor says he has ‘nothing to hide’ as police raid his home and surgery

Leopoldo Luque, Diego Maradona’s doctor, said he did “everything he could” for the former football World Cup winner, who died of a heart attack last week. Earlier in the day prosecutors in San Isidro, near Buenos Aires, said they were … Continue reading Diego Maradona’s doctor says he has ‘nothing to hide’ as police raid his home and surgery

Lionel Messi wore a Diego Maradona jersey underneath his Barcelona kit and revealed the tribute after scoring a goal

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi paid tribute to his late countryman Diego Maradona after scoring for Barcelona on Sunday. Messi netted his goal in the 73rd minute to cap off a 4-0 victory over Osasuna. While celebrating the goal, Messi took … Continue reading Lionel Messi wore a Diego Maradona jersey underneath his Barcelona kit and revealed the tribute after scoring a goal

EPL: Michael Owen predicts Arsenal vs Wolves, Chelsea vs Tottenham, Southampton vs Man Utd

A former Real Madrid and Liverpool player, Michael Owen, has predicted that Chelsea will secure a win against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday evening. Owen also backed Southampton to hold Manchester United to a draw in today’s … Continue reading EPL: Michael Owen predicts Arsenal vs Wolves, Chelsea vs Tottenham, Southampton vs Man Utd

Europa League: Arteta reveals player who refused to leave Arsenal after 3-0 win at Molde

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has praised Reiss Nelson’s mentality following the player’s display in their 3-0 win over Molde in the Europa League on Thursday evening. Second-half goals from Nicolas Pepe, Nelson and Folarin Balogun ensured maximum points for the … Continue reading Europa League: Arteta reveals player who refused to leave Arsenal after 3-0 win at Molde

Europa League: Unai Emery expects Chukwueze to leave Villarreal for another league

Villarreal manager, Unai Emery, has predicted Samuel Chukwueze might leave LaLiga for a different league. Chukwueze has been linked with Spanish giants Real Madrid and Premier League outfit Everton, among others. On Saturday, the Super Eagles’ winger came off the … Continue reading Europa League: Unai Emery expects Chukwueze to leave Villarreal for another league

Champions League: Klopp reacts as Liverpool lose to Atalanta, fail to qualify for Round of 16

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has insisted he has no regrets over his team selection, following a 2-0 defeat to Atalanta in the Champions League. The Reds’ hopes of progressing early to the last 16 were dealt a blow at Anfield … Continue reading Champions League: Klopp reacts as Liverpool lose to Atalanta, fail to qualify for Round of 16

Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland surpasses legends Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane in Champions League goalscoring charts at the age of 20

Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland is now the fastest player in history to score 15 Champions League goals after netting twice during his team’s 3-0 victory over Club Brugge on Tuesday night.  The Norwegian striker,  recently named the 2020 Golden … Continue reading Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland surpasses legends Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane in Champions League goalscoring charts at the age of 20

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Messi left out of Barcelona’s squad for Champions League clash against Dynamo Kyiv

Barcelona: Argentina striker Lionel Messi has been left out of Barcelona’s squad for the Champions League clash against Dynamo Kyiv.  The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has not been included in Ronald Koeman’s final 19-man squad ahead of the Blaugrana’s latest Champions … Continue reading Messi left out of Barcelona’s squad for Champions League clash against Dynamo Kyiv

Eden Hazard: Another injury in a Real Madrid tale of woe and weight gain – where has it all gone wrong?

Monday will mark a strange kind of anniversary at Real Madrid.  A year ago, as Zinedine Zidane’s side beat Granada, Eden Hazard scored his first – and to date, his only – goal for the club. There was little reason to believe at … Continue reading Eden Hazard: Another injury in a Real Madrid tale of woe and weight gain – where has it all gone wrong?

Athletico Madrid Agree To Sign Barcelona Striker Luis Suarez

Barcelona have agreed to terminate Suarez’s contract two years early after deeming the 33-year-old surplus to requirements. After talks with Juventus collapsed, Suarez has sensationally agreed to leave Barcelona and join their LaLiga rivals Atletico. Barcelona reportedly backtracked on their agreement with Suarez … Continue reading Athletico Madrid Agree To Sign Barcelona Striker Luis Suarez

Suarez in cheating scandal as Barcelona star is accused of knowing answers to Italian passport exam before it took place

Luis Suarez is facing accusations of agreeing topics in an Italian citizenship exam before taking the test, with authorities investigating events which occurred during Juventus’ pursuit of the Barcelona striker. The Bianconeri were quick to move to the front of a transfer queue … Continue reading Suarez in cheating scandal as Barcelona star is accused of knowing answers to Italian passport exam before it took place

Barcelona President Names The Seven ‘Untouchable And Non Transferable’ Players

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has named Lionel Messi as being untouchable & non-transferable, despite reports the club’s greatest goalscorer wants to leave this summer. Following Barca’s 8-2 humiliation last week in the Champions League quarter final, at the hands of … Continue reading Barcelona President Names The Seven ‘Untouchable And Non Transferable’ Players

Neymar could be banned for Champions League final after swapping shirts after PSG win

Paris Saint-Germain reached their first ever Champions League final after a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig in the semi-final on Tuesday night with goals from Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria, and Juan Bernat. Neymar is potentially facing being banned for the Champions League final … Continue reading Neymar could be banned for Champions League final after swapping shirts after PSG win