Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is reportedly concerned with Willian links to Manchester United. The transfer window is few days out but there is enough time for a deal to be struck. The player was rumoured to be on his way out if Antonio Conte remained but with Sarri in and changing things, the links refused to go away.
Willian is away from the pre-season and it is worrying the new coach. The player refused to renew his passport so he missed five days in the Chelsea pre-season run. He has resumed training in London but the 29-year old could still move to Manchester United.
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Seattle Sounders have managed to continue their winning streak by beating FC Dallas by 2-1. Seattle Sounders controlled the game from the beginning and managed to hold 60% possession of the ball and having 6 shots on target compared to only 2 from FC Dallas.
Seattle Sounders will manage to open the scoring in the closing stage of the first half when Chad Marshall will score with a header from a corner. The FC Dallas will have no chance on this header and will allow Seattle Sounders to reach half-time with the score 1-0.
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Serie A side Lazio have been fined €50,000 for their anti Semitic display by a section of the club supporters, as per reports. The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) insists that the club did not control their fans when they clashed with Cagliari on October 22 at the StadioOlimpico in Rome.
The club supporters littered the pitch with stickers of Anne Frank, a young diarist who died during the Holocaust. The supporters wore the jerseys of City rivals AS Roma, bearing anti Semitic slogans, provoking condemnations. Continue reading Lazio Fined €50,000 For Anti Semitic Display
For the past few weeks, Lionel Messi was rumoured on making a move away from Camp Nou as the Argentine attacker appeared to be delaying or simply not interested in having his contract with Barcelona extended but he recently did indeed opt for an extension.
Cristiano Ronaldo is another one of the players who has emerged as a possible player who could be making a move away from his current club, Real Madrid. Continue reading Ronaldo Transfer Rumours Continue
Manchester United legend David Beckham has helped top footwear brand Adidas in the launch of its Predator Precision football boots.
The re-imagined boots follow the design of year 2000 that Zinedine Zidane, Steven Gerrard and Beckham used.
The design was launched back in 2000 and it received widespread acclaim as Beckham wore it as he netted freekick after freekick. The former England international was prolific in set-pieces then, attracting attention and media frenzy.
After almost two decades, the boots have been remodeled using the latest technology. Adidas has now launched the new models in limited edition, naming it ‘Adidas Predator Precision’ and tagging it £300 per pair.
It was just the perfect marketing campaign to enlist Beckham in the promotion of the classic boots. The player posted in his Instagram page: “An icon of the game. Many memories in these boots.” He was also involved in numerous campaigns to promote the new stock. Continue reading BECKHAM HELPS ADIDAS BOOTS LAUNCH
Reports have emerged that Robert Lewandoski, the Poland international, has turned down a record-breaking deal move to China.
According to his agent, Cezary Kucharski, the striker could have earned more than what is paid to Carlos Tevez and this would have made him the highest earning player in the world.
Instead Lewandoski renewed his commitment to a new deal with the Bavarians in December last year, which will see him stay at the Alianz Arena until 2021.
When asked his reasons for not moving over to the Chinese club, his agent, Kucharski said the striker decided not to move because he was younger than Carlos Tevez. The agent also said that Bavarian striker could leave the club in the future.
The club’s “project 2021” continues to take good form since the Poland International renewed his deal and joined the likes of Thomas Muller, David Alaba, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Michael Neuer, Javi Marinez and Renato Sanchez in a promising long term future with the club.
After snubbing Real Madrid’s interest over him, Bayern’s prized asset wrote on his twitter hand: “This club gives me all I need to make my dreams come true.” Continue reading LEWANDOSKI REJECTS CHINA OFFER, RENEWS CONTRACT
Park Ji-Sung reckons the reason he was a certainty in the Red Devils XI whenever they played a big match was that he had got the stamina to run a great deal.
Also he could play the holding game better than any other playmaker present at Old Trafford at that time.
Park says that the teams always look for an early lead in a big match and as an opposition, you have to make sure that you don’t give them that, otherwise, they can control the game from there. So, you need someone in the centre of the pitch who has good defensive skills and he was that kind of a guy. That’s why his coach Sir Alex always preferred him for big occasions.
As per Park, running is a habit that he had developed in his boyhood days itself. In the games that he played growing up as a kid, he wanted to catch everyone’s attention towards himself and wanted to be remembered for his performance and for that he used to run a hell of a lot so that everyone could notice him and that habit of running eventually gave him the fitness to continue it at the higher level and it became the strongest point of his game. Continue reading Park Ji-Sung reckons his Stamina is Reason behind Playing all Big Matches
West Ham captain Mark Noble has donated signed boots to a war veteran and a lifelong fan of the club Matty Wollard. The fans is limbless after serving in Afghanistan.
Afghan veterans visited the club’s Chadwell Heath training ground where they bumped into the lifelong West Ham star. Blesma – the limbless veterans’ charity who rehabilitates them and provides financial support when necessary – were on a visit but the Premier League star stopped for a chat on his way home. For one of the group members, Noble decided to offer him a pair of signed football boots.
Wollard lost his leg on his first tour to Afghanistan while with the Royal Anglican Regiment. He has been a lifelong fan of the club. Continue reading WEST SKIPPER NOBLE DONATES FOOTBALL BOOTS
Everton defender Ashley Williams has said that his former manager Coach Michael Laudrup helped him become more responsible but adds that Ronald Koeman has been wonderful as well since his move to Goodison Park.
Speaking at Everton’s Finch Farm training base the Welsh player spoke about defenders not forgetting the proven methods of playing with substance as against playing with ‘style’ from the back.
“There is going to come a point soon when it goes back to how it was. We’ve concentrated so much on attacking, I’m guessing a lot of people didn’t concentrate on the art of defending.
“Personally, I feel I’m a defender. That’s what I get paid to do. I get paid to stop the ball going in the net. I’m 32. Fans are never going to be surprised by what I do. You try to add to your game but you get paid to stop the ball going in the net,” Williams said.
Much emphasis has been placed on defenders being more into the attacking style of the team but Williams seem to hint that defenders should not forget their primary responsibility in the team which is to stop goals from opposing sides. Continue reading WILLIAMS –LAUDRUP MADE ME MORE RESPONSIBLE
Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has been given special football boots by popular sportswear company Nike. The Portuguese star beat rival Lionel Messi to the award after his impressive run for Real Madrid and Portugal in the past year.
One hundred and seventy three journalists worldwide voted Ronaldo in a poll. Nike decided to honour the player by making limited-edition footwear for the superstar. Only 777 pairs of the football boots are available, which are scheduled to hit the market early next year. The boot has metallic gold soles with the players log CR7 clearly highlighted. Continue reading NIKE GIVES RONALDO GOLD-SOLED BOOTS