Tuchel urges Abraham to fight for Chelsea place

Thomas Tuchel has urged Tammy Abraham to fight for his Chelsea place after leaving the England striker out of Sunday’s squad to face Manchester United. New boss Tuchel revealed Abraham, 23, was omitted solely on selection grounds, with the Blues grinding out a goalless draw against the Red Devils at Stamford Bridge. The result left […]

Injured Ibrahimovic could miss Man United clash

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could miss the up-coming European showdown against his old club Manchester United after a check-up on Monday confirmed he had a groin strain, according to reports in Italian media. Further tests are due in around 10 days, the reports said, noting that this could rule Ibrahimovic out of the first […]

Ole backs goal-shy Martial to fire again for United

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is going through a rough patch in front of goal but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday he was confident the Frenchman will rediscover his form on the back of his unquestionable work ethic. Martial was United’s top scorer with 23 goals in all competitions last season but has […]

Contract talks with Neymar ‘on track’, says PSG’s Leonardo

Talks with Neymar over a new contract are “on track”, while discussions with Kylian Mbappe are still ongoing, Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo said on Thursday. The French champions’ two star forwards – the world’s two most expensive players – are both out of contract in June 2022. Several media reports have suggested that an […]

Mueller, Gnabry return to Bayern Munich training

Thomas Mueller trained with Bayern Munich on Thursday for the first time since testing positive for Covid-19, while Serge Gnabry returned from a thigh injury. Mueller, 31, had been in isolation since testing positive just before Bayern won the Club World Cup final in Qatar a fortnight ago. After being examined by their head of […]

Digne signs new Everton contract

Everton fullback Lucas Digne has signed a new contract to extend his stay at Goodison Park until June 2025, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. Digne joined Everton from Barcelona in 2018 and in 97 appearances has directly contributed to 24 goals, scoring five and assisting 19. The France left back said Everton’s ambition […]

Osimhen doubtful for Napoli’s Europa league clash with Granada

Victor Osimhen is a major doubt for Napoli’s Europa league clash with Granada on Thursday. Osimhen was discharged from hospital on Monday evening after a head injury during the 4-2 loss to Atalanta on Sunday. Napoli has now confirmed the Forward was examined on his arrival to Naples and the test results came back negative, […]

Ighalo bags assist in Al-Shabab win over Al Ahli

Odion Ighalo was on parade for Al-Shabab in their 3 – 0 victory over Al Ahli in the Saudi Premier League. Ighalo, who was named on the bench, was thrown into the Frey by coach Carlos Inarejos in the 79th minute for Hussain Al-Monassar. The 31-year-old didn’t disappoint as he went on to assist his […]

Mendy deserves to be Chelsea’s first-choice keeper – Tuchel

Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy will remain first choice goalkeeper but record signing Kepa Arrizabalaga must be ready to step in when the situation demands it, manager Thomas Tuchel said on Friday. Kepa was signed from Athletic Bilbao for a club record £71 million in 2018 but the Spain international lost his place in the Chelsea side […]

Man Utd set for talks with Cavani over striker’s future

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United will sit down with Edinson Cavani to discuss the veteran striker’s future at Old Trafford. The 34-year-old Uruguay international has impressed on and off the pitch since joining on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in October. Cavani, PSG’s all-time top-scorer, signed a one-season deal with United with the […]