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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he was “a bit angry” when he discovered the club had let Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 22, leave as an 11-year-old.
Liverpool and Arsenal face competition from Serie A club Napoli for the signature of Real Madrid forward Jese, 22.
(AS via Talksport)
Leicester City are poised to bid for Lech Poznan and Poland midfielder Karol Linetty, 20, but could face competition from Manchester City.
Chelsea midfielder Willian claims manager Jose Mourinho’s stadium ban will not make a difference when the Blues travel to Stoke on Saturday.
And former Blues striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, now Burton boss, says the club’s players could benefit from Mourinho’s absence.
Chelsea are prepared to let highly rated midfielder Charly Musonda, 19, leave on loan in January.
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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher feels this is Arsenal’s best chance to win the Premier League title, and believes the Gunners will be waiting a long time for another opportunity as good.
Former Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham believes the Red Devils are not playing to the strengths of striker and captain Wayne Rooney, 30.
Newcastle boss Steve McClaren has tipped Bournemouth counterpart Eddie Howe to be a future England manager.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has challenged forward Raheem Sterling, 20, to score more goals.
(Manchester Evening News)
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 21, believes it is getting harder for the Saints’ academy players to break into the first team because the quality of the squad is so high.
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, says Roy Keane was constantly screaming at him during their time at Manchester United.
(Sport Magazine via Independent)
Stevenage boss Teddy Sheringham admits he probably would have been sacked by now had he been in charge of a Premier League club. His side are 20th in League Two.
Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool are watching a player described as “a young Ashley Cole” – Walsall defender Rico Henry, 18.
Liverpool duo Jordon Ibe, 19, and Divock Origi, 20, are among 13 Premier League players on a 40-strong shortlist to win the Golden Boy award – handed to the best player under the age of 21 in Europe.
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Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has changed his hair colour for the second time in as many weeks. The Frenchman, 28, had dyed his hair blond but now boasts a slightly grey-looking colour. He posted on
“New colour again, needed a change.”
Premier League players used Twitter to highlight the quality of Salford City’s second goal in their FA Cup win over Notts County on Friday. The side part-owned by former Manchester United players Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes went
2-0 up through Richie Allen.
“What a goal, what a game,”
wrote Stoke striker Peter Crouch,
while Swansea winger Wayne Routledge opted to use an emoji.
A Chinese commentator has been removed from his post after falling asleep while on air during Real Madrid’s 1-0 win over Paris St-Germain. Dong Lu could be heard snoring as the game entered its latter stages.