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Chelsea to make improved £25m bid for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater

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Chelsea have been relatively active in the summer transfer window so far, having concluded deals to sign Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata. Drinkwater featured in Europe's premier club competition last season after helping Leicester win the 2015/16 Premier League title. Riyad Mahrez, who has stated his desire to leave, is another Leicester player attracting interest, with Roma unsuccessful in a £32m bid and Arsene Wenger a fan. Read More »

Crespo tips Man United to win Premier League

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United are in talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic about signing for the second part of the season. He achieved the feat at Porto, Chelsea twice, Inter Milan and Real Madrid , with the only exceptions to the rule being his first two management roles, at Benfica and Uniao de Leiria, where he lasted less than a season in both cases. Read More »

Wenger lauds Giroud as Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3

Giroud then sent the previously despondent Arsenal fans wild when he headed the victor from a corner, Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel only managing to turn the ball onto the underside of the bar before it bounced over the line. Ibrahimovic also arrived from Ligue 1 last season, joining Manchester United from Paris Saint-Germain as he scored 17 league goals and 28 in all competitions. Read More »

Ronald Koeman: Everton improvement is impossible in Premier League this year

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The free-spending Toffees, who have signed Jordan Pickford , Michael Keane , Davy Klaassen , Sandro Ramirez and the returning Wayne Rooney in this summer window, will host the Potters at Goodison Park. They have brought in Kurt Zouma on loan and Darren Fletcher but they look weaker heading into this campaign. The additions should make the team much stronger than before. Read More »

Danny Welbeck pleased with Arsenal spirit in win over Leicester

Arsenal staged a dramatic fightback to kick off the new Premier League season with a thrilling 4-3 victory against Leicester on Friday (Aug 11). The lead unfortunately wouldn't last long as Leicester City eventually equalized just two minutes later, but the memory is one that both Lacazette and Arsenal fans will hold onto, as their new boy provided plenty of promise for the coming season. Read More »

Man City without injured duo for Brighton trip

He got on the end of an excellent cross from Mohamed Elneny to stun the visitors with his second touch of the game. Speaking after Arsenal's dramatic 4-3 victory over Leicester City where Giroud came off the bench to score a late victor, Wenger was delighted with his forwards attitude. Read More »

Pogba reveals trophies Manchester United are targeting this season

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The ex-United boss does not believe that Pogba is a big-game player and has questioned whether he will inspire Jose Mourinho's men to more silverware. "I wanted Gareth Bale, we went to Cesc Fabregas at Manchester United at that time, we didn't get them and that does happen because one was at Barcelona, one was still at Tottenham deciding whether to go to Real Madrid or not". Read More »

Giroud header seals Arsenal win in season-opening thriller

Substitute Aaron Ramsey slammed home and 83rd minute equaliser before Olivier Giroud met Granit Xhaka's corner to win the season opener. Club record signing Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal an early lead on his league debut before Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy put Leicester ahead. Read More »

Mariners place James Paxton on 10-day DL

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Cameron Maybin's two-out chopper would have ended the inning, but it was bobbled by Robinson Cano , and ruled an infield hit. "I thought Gonzales threw the ball really well", Servais said. Trying to only use Nick Vincent in the situation as the closer. No Casey Lawrence tonight". Los Angeles Angels' Andrelton Simmons doubles in a run against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday , Aug. Read More »

Isco "very close" to signing new contract with Real Madrid

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Otherwise, the two sides would have to play out identical draws in this season's Clasicos, or win one each by identical scorelines - with Madrid having to have a better goal difference overall, for the Index's outcome to come true. You can also follow all the action from Camp Nou right here on AS English , with our inimitable live coverage. "I'm not really too anxious about whether Neymar is there or not". Read More »

Pep Guardiola forecasts end to Manchester City spending spree

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You should strengthen from the point of strength and, while what Danny Rose is saying is wrong, you need to add that competitive edge. I just think Manchester City have strengthened in all the right areas where they needed to. While all the talk is about a new striker and possibly a centre-back, Fernandinho said, "We're probably hoping for another left-back to join us before the end of the transfer window". Read More »

Guardiola says current spending in football is unsustainable

It is just how he uses that talent in the team. The new players that come in they have to adjust to the way we want to play. "The group of players this season are going to stay here for a long time". "It's the same pressure as I had last season", Guardiola explained. However, Kane has never scored a Premier League goal in August (10 games). "The big fail now takes one week in football!" "I'm honest in my job". Read More »

Who scored your club's first Premier League goal?

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Watch live from 7pm on the new Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event channels. "I'm not sure what exactly to expect, if I was I'd be playing there already. Yet the division's surprise package went on to go up via the play-offs , with Huddersfield's players chanting "there's only one Ian Holloway" after their Wembley victory and manager David Wagner referencing the now QPR boss' prediction on the pitch. Read More »

Same manager, same tactics, better players - Guardiola lays out Man City blueprint

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Guardiola's transfer expenditure since his appointment as City head coach now stands at £387.6 million after he bought five players in the close season at a cost of nearly £220 million. I'm not sure Alvaro Morata will play on Saturday and if Chelsea win that then he might not start for the first few matches. All the teams have a shot at the title as evidenced by Leicester City's triumph two seasons ago, but the focus will be on Conte ahead of what he labeled his "toughest challenge" yet. Read More »

Javier Hernandez Unsure If He'll Celebrate Against Manchester United

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Bilic has said of Lanzini amid talks of a move to Liverpool, "With Manuel, no player is bigger than the club in any way, I am not talking about contracts, I am just talking about that he is just one player". I want to do as best as I can. I don't know if I will celebrate if I score at Old Trafford. He already showed him how much we respect him. "Coaches know your strength, the opposing players read you better, they know what you do and what you don't so the second season tends to be more ... Read More »

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City - fans' View

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We tried to make it a young squad and we did it earlier and we are lucky because it would be more expensive now in the last weeks. "We had one of the oldest teams in the Premier League so we chose to put energy in the team for the next five, six years", he told reporters today . Read More »

Brighton v Manchester City - How do the teams compare?

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But the former Benfica player is adamant he remains "calm and ready to help my team" despite his new price-tag. The Seagulls kept 21 clean sheets in last season's Championship, more than any other side. He added: "We played four games , one with four at the back and the last three with three at the back". As for Brighton , manager Chris Hughton is confident his side can hold their own in the Premier League by targeting "middle market" signings while the big clubs flex their financial ... Read More »

Ronald Koeman confident of securing Gylfi Sigurdsson for Everton

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Sigurdsson's last appearance for Swansea was their first pre-season friendly at Barnet on July 12. But head coach Clement says the 32-year-old targetman - Swansea's top scorer last season with 15 goals - will remain at the club, despite reported interest from champions Chelsea and a possible reunion with his former Juventus boss Antonio Conte. Read More »

Manchester United trust in Jose Mourinho's second-season recipe

Porto and Inter won the league and European Cup double whilst in both spells at Chelsea and Real Madrid saw him lift their respetcive championships. "We had one of the oldest teams in the Premier League so we chose to put energy in the team for the next five, six years", he said. 'Obviously [we wanted] a player for another position playing from the sides, but we have players and if you can not strengthen the team in these areas, we have people that we trust and we go for it'. Read More »

Alvaro Morata ready to prove wrong those critics who are 'killing me'

His rumoured preference of a return to Atletico is complicated by their transfer embargo, which expires in January 2018. Antonio Conte does not believe Chelsea can be considered favourites for the Premier League title as the Italian again suggested discontent with the champions' close-season dealings in the transfer market. Read More »

We're buying three more players - Guardiola

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But Ederson says he has been given plenty of freedom in his role and insists he doesn't feel any extra pressure from the transfer fee City paid. "I'm not going to change the way I want to play". "I was very happy when I found out he wanted to count on me". "I like to think I understand the offside rule well enough". "It's the same pressure as I had last season", Guardiola explained. Read More »

Pep Guardiola vows to decrease spending

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I think Lukaku will thrive at United. "It shows a real intent to want to be the best they can, win the title and ultimately of course it's about the Champions League as well. Guardiola said: "Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we spent this season". You're not going to go there and think: "Oh my God, I don't fancy this.". Read More »

Arsenal 4-3 Leicester: Should Arsenal's key equalising goal have stood?

Arsene Wenger's side scored twice in the last 10 minutes as Aaron Ramsey equalised before Olivier Giroud bagged the victor at the Emirates Stadium. In every game he is stronger since he has joined us", Wenger said. Arsenal have also reportedly offered Sanchez a new contract worth £300,000-a-week as they look to shut down rumours linking him with a move to Manchester City . Read More »

Play suspended at PGA Championship with lightning in the area

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He finished with six birdies in all. US Open champion Brooks Koepka led five players at 68. Jason Day hasn't quite been himself this season. Championship favourite Rory McIlroy certainly found it tough going, with four bogeys in a five-hole stretch on his back nine, before two late birdies reversed some of the damage. Read More »