Month: October 2019

10 months agoReal Madrid president Florentino plans swap offer for Chelsea ace Hazard

first_imgReal Madrid president Florentino plans swap offer for Chelsea ace Hazardby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid president Florentino Perez is willing to make a swap offer for Chelsea ace Eden Hazard next month.Okdiario says Real Madrid are back in the market for Chelsea star Hazard – and could use Isco as bait to get him.The Spanish giants are considering sacrificing the attacking midfielder in a cash-plus-player deal to bring Hazard to the Bernabeu.Perez is prepared to see Isco sold after his blow up with fans this week.That deal would not be wholly different to the one which saw Thibaut Courtois join for £31m in the summer along with Mateo Kovacic heading to west London on a season-long loan. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoBarkley: Hazard in happy mood as striker for Chelsea

first_imgBarkley: Hazard in happy mood as striker for Chelseaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Ross Barkley can see Eden Hazard continuing in a striker’s role.Hazard replaced Barkley as a substitute during Chelsea’s Carabao Cup encounter with Bournemouth on Wednesday. He scored a late winner to secure a 1-0 victory, a goal Barkley said was always likely to come given the way the team were playing, and the quality Hazard possesses.Barkley told the Chelsea club website: “The way we were playing you could see we had the belief a goal was going to come. Eden got that goal and he can produce magic moments like that, and the team stuck at it and we came away with the win.”Eden is playing very well at the moment, he is up there with the best in the world and he is capable of producing goals like that, like he scored in a previous round against Liverpool, and to play with a player like that is fantastic.”He is relaxed but once he is on the training pitch he is magical. He plays with enjoyment but he scores goals and he creates goals and he is a pleasure to play with.”He plays with a smile and that is the way you have to approach the game, you have to be laid back and on game day, be ready to make things happen.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoSetback? Hazard shuts down Chelsea contract talks

first_imgSetback? Hazard shuts down Chelsea contract talksby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEden Hazard has declared he has no current plans to sign a new deal with Chelsea.After passing a century of goals for the Blues with a Boxing Day double at Watford, the Belgian mentioned his desire to match long-serving devotees such as John Terry and Frank Lampard.It sounded for all the world as though he might be ready to extend his contract.Yet later, Hazard revealed he has no intention of discussing a new deal before the summer — when he will have just 12 months left on his current agreement.Asked if his words meant he will extend his stay, Hazard said: “I am just focused on the pitch, I will see at the end of the season.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal boss Emery admits he rejected Salah at PSG

first_imgArsenal boss Emery admits he rejected Salah at PSGby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed he rejected the opportunity to sign Mohamed Salah while in charge at PSG. Salah instead left Roma for Liverpool in the summer of 2017 and scored an incredible 44 goals in his debut season at Anfield.But things could have worked out differently had Emery and PSG believed Salah was capable of delivering on the big stage.”We spoke about the possibility to sign Salah to Paris Saint-Germain when he was playing at Roma,” Emery said.”We had some doubts – and then he signed for Liverpool and these doubts he has broken at Liverpool. Now, if you are speaking about the five top players in the world, one is Salah.”Asked what the specific doubts were, Emery added: “Can he take the performance into one big team?”For example like PSG in Paris. And today I can say to you…if we signed him, we signed one player in the top five in the world.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoAgent revives Chelsea talk for Napoli fullback Elseid Hysaj

first_imgAgent revives Chelsea talk for Napoli fullback Elseid Hysajby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Napoli fullback Elseid Hysaj has again talked up a move to Chelsea.The Albania international has dropped down the pecking order at Napoli under Carlo Ancelotti.“I had a meeting for about four hours with Ancelotti and (Napoli director of sport Cristiano) Giuntoli this week,” agent Mario Giuffredi told Rai Sport.“We clarified the situation regarding the player and the lack of playing time. Ancelotti gave me his reasons, which I share fully, because he works with the player every day and knows his condition.“The important thing is hearing that Ancelotti respects Hysaj. He confirmed his faith in him. Of course, the January transfer window is always to be evaluated and there has been talk of Chelsea, for example.“If there are situations that are mutually advantageous, then we’d evaluate them. If nothing happens in January, then we’ll discuss a contract extension.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoLiverpool midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain: Selfish Salah? He can do what he wants!

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain: Selfish Salah? He can do what he wants!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain has jumped to the defence of Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah.Oxlade-Chamberlain has added his thoughts to the Sadio Mane-Mohamed Salah passing debate – and insisted his Egyptian teammate “isn’t selfish”. He has explained that the Liverpool players would rather Salah not pass the ball.When asked to finish the sentence: “Mohamed Salah isn’t selfish because…,” Oxlade-Chamberlain joked: “Isn’t selfish? Are you winding me up?”No, Mo Salah isn’t selfish because he’s a goal scorer. He’s gotta do that.”We can’t expect him to pass us the ball all the time and him to score loads of goals. The way he plays wins us games, so he’s got to do what he’s got to do.”He scores, we win the game. I’m happy. Mo, do what you want!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoHarry Maguire: I can be better Man Utd leader

first_imgHarry Maguire: I can be better Man Utd leaderby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Harry Maguire believes he can improve his leadership qualities.United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he is already thinking of Maguire as a future captain of the side, but Maguire feels he needs to become more of a vocal presence on the pitch before that can happen.”It’s something I still want to improve on, my leadership qualities on the pitch and especially my talking,” he told United Review. “I want to demand more from the players, demand standards, but I’m obviously not concentrating on that at the moment.”I am fully focused on improving the team and getting this club back to where it should be.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

20 days agoNewcastle boss Bruce explains reverting to Benitez tactics

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Bruce explains reverting to Benitez tacticsby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Steve Bruce admits he’s being forced to revert to Rafa Benitez’s tactics.Bruce says seven games worth of analysis, including a defeat at Norwich and losing 5-0 at Leicester last time out, have forced his usual formula to be ripped up. He said: “In the Premier League, everywhere you look, you’ve got to be big and physical and have the ability to run. Unfortunately that is one thing here now, from the back, to my midfield, we haven’t got.“Ultimately, until we’ve got that, we’re going to have to play in a certain way and the identity will be to sit deep and play on the counter-attack because that is the only way we can play.“I quickly worked out at Norwich that we didn’t have the players with the capability to play the way I’d envisaged. Norwich played through us repeatedly.“We get the statistics from every game and they tell the story. Compared to everyone else, and especially in midfield and defensive, we register in a certain way.” last_img read more

4 days agoEyounoussi: Forster Southampton’s best keeper

first_imgEyounoussi: Forster Southampton’s best keeperby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMohamed Eyounoussi says Southampton’s loss is Celtic’s gain in the form of Fraser Forster.The duo are currently on loan together at Celtic for the season after realising they weren’t going to be a part of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s plans for the season. “Fraser is a really good guy. At Southampton, I talked to him a lot and in the end, we were in the same situation,” explained Elyounoussi.”He was always quite positive down there. I’d say he was kind of a clown, he talked a lot and made a few jokes.“He’s still the same guy here.“Fraser is a quality keeper.“I think he was the best goalkeeper down at Southampton. He’s amazing when he’s at his best.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Urban Meyer Predicts Big Things For Cardale Jones At The Combine: “He’s Gonna Kill It”

first_imgCardale Jones tests his vertical at the NFL combine.Vine/NFLWith 14 of his players participating at this week’s NFL Scouting Combine, this week is a pretty big one for Ohio State’s Urban Meyer. Cardale Jones works out with the quarterbacks today, and Meyer predicts big things for his former quarterback.Urban Meyer on Cardale Jones: “I think he’s gonna kill it … This is gonna be his day. I think he’s gonna move up in the draft today.”— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) February 27, 2016“I think he’s going to move up in the draft today. That’s coming from people who have told me that.” – Urban Meyer on Cardale Jones— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) February 27, 2016Jones has already flashed some impressive athleticism with a 36-inch vertical jump.A very nice 36″ vert for the 6’5 quarterback Cardale Joneshttps://t.co/4qVWMIX5RO— Alexis Chassen (@Lovelybuckeye) February 27, 2016He also has one of the most impressive arms in the field. There are few more interesting prospects at the quarterback position than Jones. Finding out which team wants to take a shot on him will be one of the more fun story lines of the middle-to-late rounds of the draft.last_img read more

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