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newsfootball4 hours ago

We were close but Lionel Messi never needed help, confesses Ronaldinho

Despite the myth being that Ronaldinho helped Lionel Messi transform into the player he is today, the Brazilian has admitted that the Argentine never needed his help. The two spent nearly five years together before Ronaldinho left for AC Milan and handed over the mantle to Messi in the process.
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newsfootball4 hours ago

Antonio Conte transformed Inter Milan into title contenders, proclaims Lautaro Martinez

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has claimed that former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has transformed the Nerazzurri into title contenders this season. Despite the 1-1 draw against Atalanta earlier this week Inter still sit only two points of the summit with Juventus leading the charge right now.
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newsfootball5 hours ago

No contact from Arsenal over managerial role, admits Patrick Vieira

Arsenal legend and OGC Nice manager Patrick Vieira has revealed that there was never any contact from his former side over a managerial role. The North London giants sacked the Spaniard in November and were linked with a catalogue of options before appointing Mikel Arteta as their next manager.
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newsfootballa day ago

I turned down Barcelona’s offer to manage them, confirms Xavi

Barcelona legend and Al Sadd manager Xavi Hernandez has admitted that he did get an offer from his former side and that he subsequently turned it down. The La Liga giants parted ways with Ernesto Valverde and replaced the former Athletic Bilbao coach with Quique Seiten earlier this week.
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newsfootballa day ago

Reports | Arsenal planning a winter move for PSG star Layvin Kurzawa

Arsenal are desperately finding defensive options in the ongoing winter transfer window and now are planning to bid for Paris Saint Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa. The Gunners have had previously failed attempts at signing Juventus’ Daniele Rugani and RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano.
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newsfootballa day ago

Reports | Liverpool ready to splash the cash on Kai Havertz

Premier League leaders Liverpool are open to breaking their transfer record to secure the services of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen. The Reds will have to pay £107 million to sign the German international but will face stiff competition from the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
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newsfootballa day ago

Quique Setien is the perfect man to manage Barcelona, asserts Mauricio Pochettino

Barcelona sacked Ernesto Valverde and immediately hired Quique Setien as the new manager. Former Espanyol manager, Mauricio Pochettino, who was also being considered for the vacant role at Barcelona has said that Setien now has an excellent chance to make Barcelona play in the Johan Cruyff style.
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newsfootballa day ago

Cristiano Ronaldo deserves more Ballon d’Or’s than Lionel Messi, proclaims Maurizio Sarri

Lionel Messi won his record sixth Ballon d’Or in December, one more than his rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri feels that his player Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the prestigious individual prize more than the Argentine and it is annoying to see Messi with more Golden balls.
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newsfootballa day ago

Reports | AC Milan closing in on deal for Dani Olmo

Serie A giants AC Milan are planning to make a move to sign Dinamo Zagreb star Dani Olmo in the January transfer window. The Rossoneri are hoping to secure Olmo’s services by offering €30 million to the Croatian club and add another attacking option after signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic earlier.
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newsfootballa day ago

Gamble with Marcus Rashford back-fired, admits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has accepted that his gamble to bring on Marcus Rashford backfired with the star potentially set to miss their battle against Liverpool. The club’s top scorer was brought in in the 64th minute but had to be substituted off less than 15 minutes later.
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