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Leicester pay EFL £3.1m to settle fair play dispute

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London (AFP) – Leicester City have paid the English Football League £3.1 million ($4.3 million, 3.51 million euros) to settle a Financial Fair Play dispute, it was announced Wednesday.

The EFL governs the three divisions below the Premier League and Leicester were deemed to have breached their FFP rules when they won the 2013/14 second-tier Championship title, thereby gaining automatic promotion to the top flight.

Leicester pay EFL £3.1m to settle fair play dispute

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London (AFP) – Leicester City have paid the English Football League £3.1 million ($4.3 million, 3.51 million euros) to settle a Financial Fair Play dispute, it was announced Wednesday.

The EFL governs the three divisions below the Premier League and Leicester were deemed to have breached their FFP rules when they won the 2013/14 second-tier Championship title, thereby gaining automatic promotion to the top flight.

Ranieri says ready to quit Nantes to become Italy coach

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Milan (AFP) – Claudio Ranieri, who led Leicester City to an unlikely English Premier League title, has revealed he is ready to quit French Ligue 1 club Nantes if he is asked to become Italy coach.

The 66-year-old has been one of the names touted as a possible replacements for Gian Piero Ventura who was forced to resign after Italy’s shock failure to qualify for the World Cup in Russia.

Big guns kept apart in FA Cup quarter-final draw

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London (AFP) – Four of the top Premier League’s top five were kept apart in Saturday’s draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals as Manchester United host Brighton, whilst Chelsea visit Leicester.

Tottenham Hotspur face a trip to Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea, who need a replay after Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Hillsborough, should Mauricio Pochettino’s men overcome third-tier Rochdale on Sunday.

Mahrez’s Leicester return sets up chance to impress Man City

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez ended his self-imposed exile from Leicester City on Friday, opening up the possibility of a dramatic return against Manchester City, whose pursuit of the Algerian provoked Mahrez’s stand-off with the Foxes.

Mahrez, 26, has missed two Premier League matches and had not trained with the team since the move he desperately wanted to runaway leaders City fell through due to Leicester’s demands on January 31, transfer deadline day.

Mahrez’s Leicester return sets up chance to impress Man City

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez ended his self-imposed exile from Leicester City on Friday, opening up the possibility of a dramatic return against Manchester City, whose pursuit of the Algerian provoked Mahrez’s stand-off with the Foxes.

Mahrez, 26, has missed two Premier League matches and had not trained with the team since the move he desperately wanted to runaway leaders City fell through due to Leicester’s demands on January 31, transfer deadline day.

Mahrez returns to Leicester training – reports

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez ended his self-imposed exile from Leicester City on Friday with Sky Sports reporting the Algerian has returned to training ahead of Saturday’s trip to Manchester City.

Mahrez, 26, has not featured for in two matches or training, since the move he wanted to runaway Premier League leaders City fell through due to Leicester’s demands on January 31, transfer deadline day.

Mahrez returns to Leicester training – reports

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez ended his self-imposed exile from Leicester City on Friday with Sky Sports reporting the Algerian has returned to training ahead of Saturday’s trip to Manchester City.

Mahrez, 26, has not featured for in two matches or training, since the move he wanted to runaway Premier League leaders City fell through due to Leicester’s demands on January 31, transfer deadline day.

Rebellious Mahrez to miss Swansea clash

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez will not be included in Leicester City boss Claude Puel’s squad for the visit of Swansea City as the Algerian’s standoff with the Foxes for their refusal to entertain a deadline day bid from Manchester City rumbles on.

Mahrez has not trained since City withdrew their interest on Wednesday’s due to Leicester’s demands.

Rebellious Mahrez to miss Swansea clash

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez will not be included in Leicester City boss Claude Puel’s squad for the visit of Swansea City as the Algerian’s standoff with the Foxes for their refusal to entertain a deadline day bid from Manchester City rumbles on.

Mahrez has not trained since City withdrew their interest on Wednesday’s due to Leicester’s demands.

Football: Rebellious Mahrez to miss Swansea clash

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez will not be included in Leicester City boss Claude Puel’s squad for the visit of Swansea City as the Algerian’s standoff with the Foxes for their refusal to entertain a deadline day bid from Manchester City rumbles on.

Mahrez has not trained since City’s withdrew their interest on Wednesday’s due to Leicester’s demands.

Diabate debut double helps Leicester into FA Cup last 16

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London (AFP) – Fousseni Diabate scored twice on his Leicester City debut as the Foxes cruised to a 5-1 win at Peterborough United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Any hopes third-tier Peterborough might create an upset lasted all of nine minutes, with Diabate’s opening goal followed by two more from Kelechi Iheanacho that gave the Foxes a 3-0 lead at half-time.

Diabate debut double helps Leicester into FA Cup last 16

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London (AFP) – Fousseni Diabate scored twice on his Leicester City debut as the Foxes cruised to a 5-1 win at Peterborough United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Any hopes third-tier Peterborough might create an upset lasted all of nine minutes, with Diabate’s opening goal followed by two more from Kelechi Iheanacho that gave the Foxes a 3-0 lead at half-time.

Diabate’s debut double helps Leicester into FA Cup last 16

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London (AFP) – Fousseni Diabate scored twice on his Leicester City debut as the Foxes cruised to a a 5-1 win over Peterborough United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Any hopes third-tier Peterborough might beat create an upset lasted all of nine minutes, with Diabate’s opening goal followed by two more from Kelechi Iheanacho that gave the Foxes a 3-0 lead at half-time.

Vardy to face his own ‘graduate’ in FA Cup tie

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London (AFP) – England striker Jamie Vardy is in line to come up against one of his own academy ‘graduates’ when Leicester City face Peterborough United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Vardy set up the V9 Academy two years ago in the hope of encouraging others to follow in his footsteps by moving from the world of non-league, semi-professional, football into the ranks of full-time players.

Vardy to face his own ‘graduate’ in FA Cup tie

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London (AFP) – England striker Jamie Vardy is in line to come up against one of his own academy ‘graduates’ when Leicester City face Peterborough United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Vardy set up the V9 Academy two years ago in the hope of encouraging others to follow in his footsteps by moving from the world of non-league, semi-professional, football into the ranks of full-time players.

Mahrez worth over £100m to Leicester – Puel

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London (AFP) – Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez could be worth even more than £100 million (112 million euros) if he leaves Leicester City at the end of the season, Foxes manager Claude Puel said on Monday.

“It is speculation and we cannot respond to all the speculation with information,” Puel told a press conference.

Chelsea stumble as Pardew gets first Baggies win

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London (AFP) – Chelsea did little to take the spotlight away from manager Antonio Conte, linked with a post-season move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain this week, in a goalless draw with Leicester City on Saturday.

Alan Pardew oversaw his first Premier League victory as West Brom manager thanks to a 2-0 win over Brighton, while Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle came from behind to draw 1-1 with bottom-of-the-table Swansea City as the battle to avoid relegation intensified.

Conte frustrated as 10-man Leicester hold Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte’s problems mounted as spluttering Chelsea were held to a dour 0-0 draw by 10-man Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Conte’s side produced a limp display that could easily have seen them beaten by a Leicester team who missed a host of first-half chances.

Conte frustrated as 10-man Leicester hold Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte’s problems mounted as spluttering Chelsea were held to a dour 0-0 draw by 10-man Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Conte’s side produced a limp display that could easily have seen them beaten by a Leicester team who missed a host of first-half chances.

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FA Cup: Chelsea Face Leicester And Man Utd Host Brighton In Quarter-Final Draw

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Premier League title holders Chelsea will travel to former champions Leicester in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

The draw also sees Manchester United host Brighton in a re-run of the 1983 final which saw the Red Devils win a replay 4-0 after the first game ended all-square.

Friday Kickoff: Mahrez returns to training, Hazard committed to Chelsea and more

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After several weeks of protest, one Premier League star is set to return to his club ahead of a match against the very team that wanted to buy him.

Riyad Mahrez has returned to training with Leicester City ahead of this weekend's match with Manchester City. (REPORT)

Eden Hazard said "you never know" what can happen in the future following links to Real Madrid, but the Chelsea star insists he's staying focused on helping his club this season.

Wednesday Kickoff: Courtois' 'heart in Madrid', PFA offers to mediate Mahrez standoff and more

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One Premier League star hinted at a desire for a move while another's failed move continues to cause a rift between player and club.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibault Courtois hinted that he hopes to make a move to Madrid, saying his heart is in the city. (REPORT)

The Professional Footballers' Association has offered to mediate the situation between Riyad Mahrez and Leicester City as the winger has skipped training since the club opted not to sell him to Manchester City on Deadline Day.

Deloitte Money League 2018 Published: Bournemouth Are 28th Richest Club In World Football

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Such is their wont, Deloitte have published the Football Money League standings for 2018, which basically lists the most wealthy clubs in world football in terms of global revenue.

You may not be surprised to find that the top 20 clubs are all European, with Manchester United retaining their position at the top of the pile for a second successive year largely thanks to the €44.

Will the Chelsea boss regret getting in to a war of words with Mourinho?

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Chelsea drew their fourth consecutive game on Saturday afternoon, their third 0-0 in a row, after they failed to beat the 10 men of Leicester City.

The fans inside Stamford Bridge booed their team off the pitch at the final whistle, with Antonio Conte left scratching his head and wondering where it's all gone wrong.

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Chelsea v Arsenal - Antonio Conte to play our strongest team - or not.

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Chelsea take on Arsenal this evening in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Stamford Bridge and Antonio Conte's team selection may not be as expected with Leicester City at home in the Premier League this weekend.

Ten days after the classic at The Emirates and in light of Arsenal's shocking defeat (and performance) against Nottingham Forest on Sunday, general opinion is that both Antonio Conte and Arsene Wenger will field their strongest eleven as both realise that this is a genuine chance of silverware this season with the Premier League gone barring a complete collapse from Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

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Man City: Sergio Aguero Scores Four As Citizens Crush Leicester At Etihad (Photos & Video)

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Sergio Aguero was the star of the show for Manchester City on Saturday, with the Argentinian hitman netting four in his side's 5-1 win against Leicester at the Etihad.

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for the hosts on three minutes, courtesy of a Kevin De Bruyne assist.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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After your North London Derby wakeup call on Saturday morning, be sure to check out two Italian title challengers going at it in Naples.

Leaders Napoli have Juventus knocking on their door and they will need to fend off a hot Lazio side as they attempt to hold onto the top spot in Serie A. The Roman outfit are themselves sitting in third place in the league, holding onto a Champions League place by a mere two points over their local rivals AS Roma, who shouldn't have much trouble when they take on Benevento on Sunday evening.

Friday Kickoff: Mahrez skips training, Aubameyang debut delayed and more

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While one transferred star's debut will have to wait, one player that missed out on a move continues to show frustration.

Riyad Mahrez skipped Leicester City training once again following his failed move to Manchester CIty. (REPORT)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Arsenal debut will be delayed by illness.

Thursday Kickoff: Man City still interested in Mahrez, West Ham executive suspended for racist policy and more

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With the transfer window shut, one star missed out on a move that could be reignited come summertime.

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City may continue the club's pursuit of Riyad Mahrez during the summer. (REPORT)

Leicester manager Claude Puel says he will help Riyad Mahrez come back "with a smile" on his face after the Algerian star missed out on a move to Manchester City.

Reports: Man City Pull Out Of Riyad Mahrez Negotiations After Balking At Leicester City’s £95m Asking Price

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Man City have pulled out of a potential move for Riyad Mahrez after balking at the asking price being quoted by Leicester City.

Muffled slightly by developments at Arsenal and Chelsea, City entered talks with the Foxes over Mahrez early on deadline day, entering a £45million offer for the Algerian forward.

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Man Utd and Man City tracking Harry Maguire

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Arsenal join Man City in chase for Riyad Mahrez

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FA Cup 4th Round US TV schedule features intriguing matchups

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The fourth round of the FA Cup kicks off this weekend, and there are several intriguing games to watch. The action kicks off on Friday with Yeovil Town, playing in a stadium with a capacity of less than 10,000, hosting Manchester United in a match that should feature the United debut for Alexis Sanchez.

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Everton: Theo Walcott Scores First Goals For Toffees In 2-1 Win Over Leicester At Goodison (Photos & Video)

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Theo Walcott scored a brace as Everton held on to beat Leicester City 2-1 at Goodison Park.

Claude Puel's visiting side were without Riyad Mahrez, despite his much-discussed move to Manchester City falling through, and the Foxes struggled in the first-half in particular.

So VAR So Good: Kelechi Iheanacho Scores First Video Assisted Goal In English Football As Leicester Beat Fleetwood 2-0 (Photos & Video)

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Kelechi Iheanacho secured his place in footballing history (and pub quizzes for ever more) after scoring the first-ever goal in English football decided by VAR.

The historic moment came during Leicester's third round FA Cup replay at home to League One side Fleetwood.

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The magic of the FA Cup returns this week with fifth round action featuring some more minnows facing giants.

Tottenham, who survived a scare in the fourth round against Newport County, will once again travel to lower league opponents as they face Rochdale on Sunday morning. It took a replay for Spurs to escape their League Two foes last round and they hope to escape a similar fate in fifth round play.

Diabate’s debut double helps Leicester into FA Cup last 16

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London (AFP) – Fousseni Diabate scored twice on his Leicester City debut as the Foxes cruised to a a 5-1 win over Peterborough United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Any hopes third-tier Peterborough might beat create an upset lasted all of nine minutes, with Diabate’s opening goal followed by two more from Kelechi Iheanacho that gave the Foxes a 3-0 lead at half-time.

Man Utd make enquiries for Jamie Vardy and Javier Hernandez

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