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Kompany is ‘Captain Marvel’ for Man City

Vincent Kompany’s wonder strike against a spirited Leicester side has put Manchester City one step close to retaining their Premier League crown. He’s clearly the ‘head’ of the team for a reason.

Conte ready to return to coaching

Former Chelsea and Juventus boss Antonio Conte has confirmed that there is a “60 per cent” chance he would be back coaching in Italy next season. We miss those touchline runs Antonio.

Rangers refuse guard of honour for Celtic

Rangers have decided against giving Celtic a guard of honour before Sunday’s Old Firm derby to pay tribute to the eight-in-a-row Scottish league champions. Hello Rangers, win something and stop hating already.

Man City close in on Fernandes signature

Manchester City are reportedly close to signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, with the clubs discussing a fee in the range of £50m to £60m for the 24-year-old Portugal international. City’s bank account officer must be really busy.

Juve fail Serie A title appeal

Juventus have lost their appeal to have the 2005-06 Serie A title revoked from Inter after the Calciopoli scandal. Chill Old Ladies, you can’t have what was stolen back.

Ajax’s de Ligt rejects Man United offer

Ajax’s Dutch centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, 19, has rejected a £60m move to Manchester United. He clearly does not want any business with the Europa league.

Brandt not interested in Liverpool switch

Bayer Leverkusen attacker Julian Brandt has played down suggestions that he could join Liverpool in this summer’s transfer window. But there are free hugs from Klopp Brandt.

Gattuso treats Bakayoko bust-up indoors

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso ushered his row with Tiemoue Bakayoko behind closed doors after being abused by the midfielder amid a sideline bust-up at San Siro. Karma serves cold revenge, not so?

Pogba eyes move to Real Madrid

French midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, is keen on a summer transfer to Real Madrid should Manchester United dramatically lower their £160m valuation. He clearly needs a bigger pitch to continue walking.

Arsenal scared off by Pepe’s £69m price tag

Arsenal are interested in Lille winger Nicolas Pepe but his £69m price tag could price them out of a deal. It’s not the first time Arsenal would be interested in a young player.

Zlatan defends Juve boss Allegri

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has come to the defence Juventus boss Max Allegri. “Only winning counts in football.“If you play well and don’t win, it doesn’t count for anything.” Allegri can now bend the knee before the Zlatan.

Man United make contact about Dybala

Manchester United have made contact with Juventus over an £85m swoop for Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 25. They are also in talks to sign £50m-rated Juventus defender Joao Cancelo with Matteo Darmian as part of the deal. Ole’s wheels are moving fast we guess.

Barca wary of a surprise Liverpool comeback

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde warned his side to learn from their experience in losing to Roma but does not expect a repeat when his side face Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals. Once beaten, twice what?

Zidane tells Bale he is not wanted at Real Madrid

Wales forward Gareth Bale, 29, was told he is not wanted at Real Madrid in a face-to-face meeting with coach Zinedine Zidane, but remains adamant he wants to stay at the club. Can someone ‘bail’ Bale out?

Suarez vows not to celebrate should he score at Anfield

Luis Suarez says he will not celebrate in the same way if he scores against Liverpool in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final. Just don’t bite either, please.

Cassilas unsure of football future

Iker Casillas is unsure of his football future after being discharged from hospital following a heart attack. Time to rest legend.

Diego Godin agrees deal with Inter Milan

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin will become the highest paid player at Inter Milan agreeing a three-year deal worth €128,000 a week. Way to go Godin!

Lovren anticipates big UCL night against Barca

Dejan Lovren is expecting “one of the biggest games at Anfield” when Liverpool host Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final second leg on Tuesday – Quotes from the world’s best defender.

Ancelotti ready to snap up Trippier from Spurs

Ancelotti has also refused to rule out a move for Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier, 28, after the England international’s wife was reportedly spotted looking for schools in Naples.

Napoli President wants Champions League and Europa scrapped

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has called for the Champions League and Europa League to be abolished. But why Aurelio?

Martial to convince Solskjaer over United Stay

French winger Anthony Martial, 23, faces a battle to convince Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he has a long-term future at Manchester United. Looks like Anthony will be court-martialed.

Wenger rejects Fulham job offer

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, 69, has rejected a second offer to take over at Fulham, having first turned down an approach from the Cottagers in November. Big boys don’t play in little leagues Fulham.

Emery wants Falcao at Arsenal

Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bring Monaco striker Radamel Falcao back to the Premier League next season. Except Falcao wants to play defence, then

 

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