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Forget what I did at Leicester, says new Nantes coach Ranieri

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Nantes (France) (AFP) – Claudio Ranieri insists his incredible achievements at Leicester City count for nothing now that he has taken over at sleeping French giants Nantes, where he was unveiled as their new coach on Monday.

“I have missed being out on the pitch. But we must forget what I did at Leicester.

Leicester land Maguire from Hull

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London (AFP) – Leicester signed Hull defender Harry Maguire for a reported fee of £17 million ($21 million, 19 million euros) on Thursday.

Maguire was keen to leave Hull following the club’s relegation from the Premier League last season and he has agreed a five-year contract with Leicester.

Leicester land Maguire from Hull

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London (AFP) – Leicester signed Hull defender Harry Maguire for a reported fee of £17 million ($21 million, 19 million euros) on Thursday.

Maguire was keen to leave Hull following the club’s relegation from the Premier League last season and he has agreed a five-year contract with Leicester.

Shakespeare pens permanent Leicester deal

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London (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare has signed a three-year contract as manager of Leicester City, the former Premier League champions announced on Thursday.

Shakespeare, 53, was promoted from his role as assistant coach on an interim basis following the shock dismissal of Claudio Ranieri in February.

Shakespeare pens permanent Leicester deal

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London (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare has signed a three-year contract as manager of Leicester City, the former Premier League champions announced on Thursday.

Shakespeare, 53, was promoted from his role as assistant coach on an interim basis following the shock dismissal of Claudio Ranieri in February.

Record pay-out for English champions Chelsea

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London (AFP) – English champions Chelsea received a record Premier League pay-out of more than £150 million ($190 million, 172 million euros) this season, nearly £60 million more than their predecessors Leicester, after new TV deals came into force.

The broadcast deals, including a bumper domestic contract, ensured generous end-of-season payments for all 20 Premier League clubs who shared a total of £2.

Record pay-out for English champions Chelsea

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London (AFP) – English champions Chelsea received a record Premier League pay-out of more than £150 million ($190 million, 172 million euros) this season, nearly £60 million more than their predecessors Leicester, after new TV deals came into force.

The broadcast deals, including a bumper domestic contract, ensured generous end-of-season payments for all 20 Premier League clubs who shared a total of £2.

Mahrez asks to leave Leicester

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez, one of the inspirations behind Leicester City’s fairytale Premier League title triumph, has told the club he wants to leave, he said in a statement released on Tuesday.

“Out of the huge admiration and respect I hold for Leicester City Football Club I wanted to be totally honest and transparent with them and have therefore informed the club that I feel now is the time for me to move on,” Mahrez said in a statement sent to various media outlets.

Liverpool lead Trophy line-up in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Liverpool and Leicester City will compete for the Premier League Asia Trophy along with Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion in Hong Kong in July, organisers said on Thursday.

The biennial pre-season tournament will feature four Premier League teams for the first time, including Leicester, last year’s English champions, and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

Special Kane not for sale, vows Pochettino

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino insists there is no chance Harry Kane will be allowed to leave Tottenham after his “special” striker’s four-goal blitz in the 6-1 rout of Leicester.

Kane is odds on to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer for the second successive season thanks to his lethal display at the King Power Stadium on Thursday.

Special Kane not for sale, vows Pochettino

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino insists there is no chance Harry Kane will be allowed to leave Tottenham after his “special” striker’s four-goal blitz in the 6-1 rout of Leicester.

Kane is odds on to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer for the second successive season thanks to his lethal display at the King Power Stadium on Thursday.

Kane moves into top gear to be leading scorer

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Harry Kane’s first ever four-goal haul propelled him to the top of the Premier League scoring charts with the Tottenham striker in the “driving seat” to finish top scorer when the final league games are played on Sunday.

The 23-year-old, whose goals along with a double from Korean star Son Heung-min saw this season’s runners-up hammer last year’s champions Leicester 6-1, added he hoped Hugo Lloris could also win the Golden Glove for the least goals conceded when they round off their league season at relegated Hull.

Jesus, Aguero can shine together, insists Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola is certain Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero can play together for Manchester City despite suggesting it was a disaster when they first linked up.

Guardiola surprisingly started with the fit-again Aguero on the bench as City moved a step closer to Champions League qualification by beating Leicester 2-1 at Eastlands on Saturday.

Shakespeare planning ahead after Leicester’s wild ride

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester return home to the King Power Stadium to face Watford on Saturday with their Premier League future effectively secure and thoughts already turning to a crucial close-season.

The Premier League champions this week had to hand back the trophy they won a year ago and Foxes manager Craig Shakespeare is urging his players to finally put their fairytale title success behind them.

Shakespeare planning ahead after Leicester’s wild ride

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester return home to the King Power Stadium to face Watford on Saturday with their Premier League future effectively secure and thoughts already turning to a crucial close-season.

The Premier League champions this week had to hand back the trophy they won a year ago and Foxes manager Craig Shakespeare is urging his players to finally put their fairytale title success behind them.

Shakespeare sees more acts in Leicester season

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare insisted Leicester City’s season is not at an end despite the champions reaching 40 points and so all but avoiding relegation from the Premier League.

Jamie Vardy’s goal secured a 1-0 win for the Foxes at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday that took them to 40 points - usually the benchmark tally for avoiding the drop from English football’s top flight.

Vardy strikes to haul Leicester to safety

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamie Vardy scored the goal that effectively ensured Leicester City would remain in the Premier League as the outgoing champions won 1-0 away to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

England striker Vardy’s first-half goal, his third in as many seasons at The Hawthorns, gave the Foxes their first win in four league games and took them to 40 points, a total widely regarded as enough to avoid relegation in most seasons.

Vardy in vain as Atletico end Leicester fairytale

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamie Vardy scored in vain as Leicester City’s Champions League fairytale came to a valiant end following a 1-1 quarter-final draw at home to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Seeking to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit, Leicester fell further behind to Saul Niguez’s first-half header, before Vardy’s 61st-minute strike gave them hope.

Vardy in vain as Atletico end Leicester fairytale

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamie Vardy scored in vain as Leicester City’s Champions League fairytale came to a valiant end following a 1-1 quarter-final draw at home to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Seeking to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit, Leicester fell further behind to Saul Niguez’s first-half header, before Vardy’s 61st-minute strike gave them hope.

Atletico into Champions League semi-finals

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Atletico Madrid battled into the Champions League semi-finals for the third time in four seasons on Tuesday and ended Leicester City’s debut run in Europe’s elite competition.

The Spanish side went through 2-1 on aggregate after the two sides drew 1-1 on the night at Leicester’s King Power Stadium.

Godin not fazed by Atletico’s penalty pain

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Diego Godin is not worried about Atletico Madrid’s abysmal recent record with penalties, he said on Monday ahead of his side’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at Leicester City.

Antoine Griezmann scored from the spot to give Atletico a 1-0 win in last week’s first leg, but he had squandered his previous four penalties taken during play.

Godin not fazed by Atletico’s penalty pain

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Diego Godin is not worried about Atletico Madrid’s abysmal recent record with penalties, he said on Monday ahead of his side’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at Leicester City.

Antoine Griezmann scored from the spot to give Atletico a 1-0 win in last week’s first leg, but he had squandered his previous four penalties taken during play.

Balance key to outfoxing Atletico Madrid: Leicester’s Shakespeare

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City must strike the right emotional and tactical balance if they are to make more history against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, manager Craig Shakespeare said on Monday.

Exactly eight years on from a 2-0 win at Southend United that saw Leicester promoted from the third tier, England’s miracle club are one victory away from a place in the Champions League semi-finals.

Balance key to outfoxing Atletico Madrid: Leicester’s Shakespeare

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City must strike the right emotional and tactical balance if they are to make more history against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, manager Craig Shakespeare said on Monday.

Exactly eight years on from a 2-0 win at Southend United that saw Leicester promoted from the third tier, England’s miracle club are one victory away from a place in the Champions League semi-finals.

Gameiro trains on eve of Leicester clash

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Kevin Gameiro is in line to return for Atletico Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at Leicester City on Tuesday after taking part in training on Monday.

Gameiro, 29, has missed Atletico’s last five games due to a groin problem, with Fernando Torres deputising alongside Antoine Griezmann.

Gameiro trains on eve of Leicester clash

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Kevin Gameiro is in line to return for Atletico Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at Leicester City on Tuesday after taking part in training on Monday.

Gameiro, 29, has missed Atletico’s last five games due to a groin problem, with Fernando Torres deputising alongside Antoine Griezmann.

Fuchs in awe of Atletico’s ‘amazing’ Griezmann

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City’s Christian Fuchs professed his admiration for Antoine Griezmann on Monday, but says last week’s encounter with the Atletico Madrid hotshot helped his side get the measure of him.

Griezmann scored the only goal - a disputed penalty following a foul outside the box - as Atletico won 1-0 in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final.

Fuchs in awe of Atletico’s ‘amazing’ Griezmann

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City’s Christian Fuchs professed his admiration for Antoine Griezmann on Monday, but says last week’s encounter with the Atletico Madrid hotshot helped his side get the measure of him.

Griezmann scored the only goal - a disputed penalty following a foul outside the box - as Atletico won 1-0 in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final.

English Premier League

Leicester City preparing £25M bid for Kelechi Iheanacho

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Leicester City certainly enjoyed their moment in the big time after winning the Premier League in 2016. They reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League last year, and even though the fairytale did end there, they certainly took us all on a magnificent thrill ride.

Judging by the way The Foxes are going in this summer’s transfer window though, it looks like they want to get back among the elite pretty quickly.

Leicester City closing in on £17 million deal for highly talented Liverpool target

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Leicester City are moving to seal the deal for highly-rated defender Harry Maguire from Hull City, according to Sky Sports. The Foxes are reportedly willing to pay £17 million to secure the Englishman’s services. The move could be completed and announced by the coming weekend.

Maguire was one of the shining lights in the Hull team that got relegated last season.

Top class attacker reveals transfer decision; Star wants summer move, informs Leicester

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Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is looking to leave the club this summer and the Algerian has already informed the Foxes of his decision.

Mahrez helped Leicester win the Premier League title during the 2015/16 season. The former PFA player of the year decided to stay during the 2016/17 season but he feels that he needs to move on this summer in order to realise his ambitions.

Man Utd leading the race to sign Man City target, Star's agent has excellent relations at Old Trafford

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Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is a target for both Manchester City and Manchester United this summer.

Sky Sports are reporting that Manchester United will make a move for him if De Gea returns to Spain with Real Madrid.

Arsenal

Tottenham and Manchester United heading to USA for pre-season friendlies

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The 2017/18 Premier League is set to start on 12 August, 2017, and clubs have been revealing their summer 2017 plans.

Find out where all Premier League clubs will be playing this summer, with Australia, the Far East, United States and Continental Europe all playing host to English teams with plenty of big matches against top European opposition to watch.

Arsenal odds on favourites to sign £50m attacker, star would help Wenger challenge for title

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Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez recently revealed his desire to leave the Foxes this summer.

The Algerian winger is looking win some trophies and play at the highest level. As per the latest report from Leicester Mercury, Arsenal are odds-on favourites to sign the 26 year old.

As per the bookies, Arsenal are leading the chase for Mahrez this summer and have been priced at 11/8 with Betfred and 6/4 with Paddy Power.

Arsenal: Christian Fuchs Floors Alexis Sanchez With Throw-In As Gunners Battle To Victory Against Leicester (Video)

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Arsenal battled to a rather unconvincing 1-0 win against Leicester on Wednesday night.

However, on a rather dull evening at the Emirates, the most entertaining moment came late on, with Alexis Sanchez and Christian Fuchs getting involved in a bizarre hoo-haover a long-throw.

Arsenal team and preview for Leicester clash with Gibbs AND Monreal

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Perhaps Arsene Wenger has let the recent success of a change in the usual Arsenal formation go to his head, because at first glance it is pretty hard to work out what system the Gunners will be using tonight in our must win OPremier League home game against Leicester City. The defence is going to [..

Arsenal v Leicester Match Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

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Arsenal play host to Premier League champions Leicester City tonight at the Emirates, with both sides in need of the points. The Foxes come into the match six points outside the relegation zone, but they won't get any sympathy from the Gunners whowill be strongly focussed on a strong end to the season in hope [.

Winning Run to Continue?

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A chance to play and beat the Champions. We managed a draw away at a time the Leicester boys were shafting Ranieri, can we do better tonight?

Since Tinkerman left LFC have done very well and seem a rejuvenated team (shameful), we have won two on the bounce. It should be a good game. Leicester tend to rely on the pace of their attack, in particular Vardy.

Why Arsenal fans should be confident of beating Leicester

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With arsenal still just taking the first few steps on the road to recovery after suffering the worst period the team has had to endure for many a year and setting a few unwanted records for the Arsene Wenger era, we could probably have done without this midweek game against a side that is not [...]

The Rest

Everton want England international to replace imminent departure Romelu Lukaku

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The market is hot for strikers which could soon see Romelu Lukaku join Chelsea or Manchester United.

United are in fact, willing to offer Everton the chance to re-sign Wayne Rooney as part of the deal to land Lukaku who is believed to prefer joining his former club, Chelsea.

Either way, Everton are losing a striker and are thought to be interested in bringing in 30-year-old Jamie Vardy to lead the line.