Ligue 1

English Premier League

Transfer blow for Mourinho; Top class Man Utd target agrees terms with Chelsea, deal all but done

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Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has agreed to personal terms with Premier League giants Chelsea ahead of a summer move.

The highly talented French midfielder has been linked with Manchester United as well but it seems that Mourinho’s former club have a significant edge now.

Sunday European Rewind: Man City draw with Liverpool, Atletico defeat Sevilla, and more.

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In themouth-watering match of the day across Europe, Manchester City fought back for a 1-1 draw against visiting Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola's side receiveda 69th-minute equalizer from Sergio Aguero to earn a point at the Etihad Stadium against Jurgen Klopp's Reds. After a fast and exciting opening half, Liverpool opened the scoring as former Manchester City midfielder James Milner scored a 51st-minute penalty kick.

Saturday European Rewind: West Brom shock Arsenal, Real Madrid win at Bilbao, and more.

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In the final weekend of domestic action before the upcoming international break, plenty of high-quality matchestook place across Europe's top five leagues.

In England, Tony Pulis' West Bromwich Albion earned a huge 3-1 home win against struggling Arsenal in the opening game of the weekend in England.

European Weekend Preview: Man City host Liverpool, Sevilla visit Atletico, and more

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In the final European domestic action for two weeks, there are some teasing matchescoming up this weekend across the top five leagues.

Manchester City host Liverpool in the English Premier League on Sunday as both sides try to inch closer to the fop-four. Pep Guardiola's side are coming off a Champions League exit midweek in Monaco, while Liverpool are coming off a 2-1 home league win against Burnley last Sunday.

Chelsea confident of landing 20-goal Man Utd target, Blues offered £57m for star last summer

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Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has informed the club that he does not intend to sign a new deal with them.

The Belgian was in talks with the Merseyside outfit regarding a new deal which would have made him their highest ever earner.

Daily Mirror are reporting that Lukaku wants to play Champions League football next season and would welcome a transfer in the summer.

European Weekend Rewind: Deportivo upsets Barcelona, Juventus tops Milan and more

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Barcelona overcame all odds to secure a historic Champions League result midweek, but the Spanish giant couldn't quite muster enough energy to role that momentum into league play.

Deportivo earned the result of the weekend witha 2-1 home win overleague-leaders Barcelona. Alex Bergantino's 74th minute header put Deportivo in front for good after the visitors had leveled the score early in the second half.

European Weekend Preview: Dortmund faces Hertha Berlin, FA Cup continues and more

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After a thrilling week of UEFA Champions action, domestic leagues and cup fixtures look to continue the excitement this weekend across Europe.

The Bundesliga's top fixture this weekend sees third-place Borussia Dortmund traveling to fifth-place Hertha Berlin on Saturday. Six points separate the sides, as both look to advance their way up the table.

Sunday European Rewind: Tottenham defeat Everton, Udinese hold Juventus, and more.

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Tottenham pulled to within seven points English Premier League leaders Chelsea after a 3-2 home win against Everton on Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino's side got a brace from leading scorer Harry Kane as well as a late goal from Dele Alli, which proved to be the difference. Kane's long-range effort had Spurs up 1-0 at halftime, before doubling his tally in the 56th minute.

Saturday European Rewind: Liverpool drops Arsenal, Napoli beats Roma, and more

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Arsenal and Liverpool entered Saturday's Premier League clash in need of a spark and, when all was said and done, it was the latter that found it in the form of a much-needed win.

Liverpool toppled the Gunners, 3-1, on Saturday to temporarily move up into third place in the Premier League standings.

European Weekend Preview: Liverpool hosts Arsenal, Napoli travels to Roma, and more

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Withcup fixtures taking center stage across Europe midweek, the domestic leagues resume this weekend with some intriguing fixtures to keep an eye on.

In England, Liverpool welcome Arsenal to Anfieldon Saturday, as Jurgen Klopp's men look to bounce back from a disappointing performance at Leicester City on Monday.

27 goals in 31 games: Wenger wants this £60m Liverpool target to replace Emirates favourite

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Arsenal are yet to reach an agreement with Alexis Sanchez regarding his contract extension.

The Chilean is unhappy with Arsenal’s offer of £180,000-a-week and is holding out for wages of £250,000-a-week. Daily Mirror are reporting that the Gunners are aware of the prospect of losing their best player at the end of this season and therefore they have already started looking for a replacement.

Roundup: Liverpool lead race to sign Arsenal's 27-goal target; Reds in talks to sign South American

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Alexandre Lacazette has been linked with a move to the Premier League for a while now.

French outlet SFR Sport are reporting that Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing the player at the end of this season.

Sunday European Rewind: Man United lifts EFL Cup; Barcelona, Real Madrid win late; and more

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Manchester United hoisted the English League Cup for the fifth time in their history on Sunday after defeating Southampton, 3-2, at Wembley Stadium.

Jose Mourinho's side got an 87th minute winning goal from striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic which slammed the door on a possible extra-time period. The Swede headed home Ander Herrera's cross which won Mourinho his first silverware since taking over at Manchester United.

Saturday European Rewind: Chelsea edges Swansea, Bayern thumps Hamburg, and more

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Chelsea made it nine matches unbeaten in all competitions with a 3-1 home league win over visiting Swansea City on Saturday.

Antonio Conte's side were aiming to extend their lead at the top of the English Premier League table, while Paul Clement's Swans were looking to pull the upset on the road.

Major boost for Arsenal; 26-goal target wants summer transfer, club chief ready to do business

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Arsenal have been linked with a move for the Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in the past.

Apparently, Arsene Wenger is thought to be looking at the Lyon attacker for quite some time and is keen on signing him this summer.

The Gunners have often been undone due to the lack of cutting edge upfront over the last seasons and Wenger is ready to address that this summer.

European Weekend Preview: Atletico hosts Barca, Roma travels to Inter, and more

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With the English Premier League resuming this weekend, European Soccer sees itstop five domestic leagues all on the slate for some great action.

In Spain, the top-two teams face tough road tests in their battle at the top of the table. Second-place Barcelona travels to Atletico Madrid on Sunday who sit two places behind them, while sixth-place Villarreal hosts league leaders Real Madrid in the late match.

Roundup: Mourinho a fan of Chelsea target, Man Utd have crucial agreement for star

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Manchester United have been linked with the Monaco winger Bernardo Silva this season.

The 22-year-old Portuguese winger is having an outstanding season and the Red Devils are thought to be monitoring his progress.

Man Utd eyeing €35m South American midfielder, Star has a weakness for Man City

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Brazilian midfielder Fabinho has been linked with a move to the Premier League.

The Monaco star is thought to be a target for both Manchester clubs and the player’s father has now added to the speculations with his comments.

As reported by L’Equipe, the player’s father has admitted to liking Manchester United and especially what Jose Mourinho has done at the club.

Another blow for out of favour Man Utd player, Mourinho won't start him against St-Etienne

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has dropped a strong hint that he does not intend to bring Luke Shaw into the starting lineup against SaintEtienne in the Europa League.

4-2-3-1 v St Etienne: Mourinho without these 2 Man Utd players for vital Europa clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Manchester United vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Europa League fixture.

Manchester United vs Saint-Etienne
UEFA Europa League 2016/17
16th February, 20:05 pm BST
Old Trafford, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Manchester United vs Saint-Etienne live on BT Sport 2

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United host French outfit St Etienne in the Europa League this week and Jose Mourinho’s men will be looking to pick up a comfortable home win.

Belgian star says he is a 'big fan' of Man Utd, 25-yr-old open to joining them in future

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Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has revealed his admiration for Manchester United in a recent interview.

The 25-year-old Belgian right-back joined PSG from Club Brugge for a fee of £5m in the summer of 2016.

Arsenal linked with move for Monaco ace

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Report calls for zero tolerance approach towards homophobia in sports

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Zero tolerance approach needed towards homophobia in sports, especially football, arguably the most hostile towards athlete with that sexual orientation.

The parliamentary select committee for culture, media and sport claims that football has a particularly hostile culture of homophobia, as compared with other sports.

European heavyweights are struggling this season because of this Man Utd transfer

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is certainly one of the world’s best footballing icons. Despite being 35 years old, he is continuing to dominate the Premier League this season. In his first season for the Red Devils, he has racked up an impressive 15 goals so far this season in the league.

Ever since the legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired from coaching, Manchester United has been in a transition period.

Sunday European Rewind: Atletico Madrid pulls off late rally, Leicester City's woes continue, and more

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Atletico Madrid may not be in the title picture in Spain at this point in the season, but a loss on Sunday could have begun putting Diego Simeone's squad in danger of losing its grip on a UEFA Champions League place.

That looked like it would happen as Celta Vigo held a late 2-1 lead at the Vicente Calderon, but Atleti rallied late, scoring goals in the 86th and 89th minute to pull out a dramatic 3-2 victory.

Saturday European Rewind: Arsenal squeak by Hull, Barcelona thump Alaves, and more.

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After back-to-back league losses, Arsenal bounced back with a much-needed 2-0 win over Hull City at the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger's side were aiming to stay in the Premier League title race, and also head into this week's Champions League tie at Bayern Munich on a positive note.

French midfielder says he dreams of joining Man Utd; Liverpool wanted to sign him earlier

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Highly talented French midfielder Soualiho Meite has been linked with a move away from Lille recently.

The 22-year-old is being monitored by European clubs like Monaco, Leverkusen, Schalke, Dortmund, Sunderland and Crystal Palace. A few months ago Daily Mirror reported that Liverpool and Everton wanted to sign the player.

Arsenal target confirms desire to leave in the summer

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Monaco

Benjamin Mendy Politely Reminds TV Pundit About Promise To ‘Eat A Rat’ If Monaco Defender Ever Received France Call-Up

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TwoFrench pundits are facing a less than appetising prospect after making a foolhardy wager about the international prospectsof Monaco full-back Benjamin Mendy.

Almost three years ago, RMC Sport analysts Eric di Meco and Daniel Riolodeclared that they'dgladly "eat a rat" if the then-19-year-old, who had struggled in his debut season at Marseille, ever found his way into the France squad.

Ligue 1: Monaco Midfielder Joao Moutinho Scores Exquisite First-Time Chip Against Bordeaux (Video)

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Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho scored one of the goals o the season in Ligue 1 on Saturday, with the Monaco star perfectly executing a first-time long-range chip.

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The goal came on 74 minutes, with league-leaders Monaco already 1-0 up.

Receiving a pass from fellow countryman Bernardo Silva well outside the Bordeaux box, Moutinhoconnected beautifully with the ball, directing an exquisite chipped effort which sailed into the top corner of the net.

La Liga

4-3-3 v PSG: Luis Enrique without these 2 Barcelona players for must win game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Barcelona vs PSG Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Champions League fixture.

Barcelona vs PSG
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
8th March, 19:45 pm BST
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Live Stream: Watch Barcelona vs PSG live on BT Sport 2

Barcelona Team News & Preview

Barcelona host PSG in the second leg of the Champions League knockouts on Tuesday night.

Wednesday European Rewind: Man City advance in FA Cup, Real Madrid earn comeback draw and more

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Manchester City booked their place into the Emirates FA Cup quarterfinalsafter a 5-1 replay victory over Huddersfield Town.

Pep Guardiola's sidecruised to a home victory after going down early against the second-tier side. Sergio Aguero's 35th minute penalty kick goal proved to be the game-winner as the hosts led 3-1 at halftime.

Sunday European Rewind: Tottenham advances in FA Cup, Roma Cruise Past Torino, and more

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In England, Tottenham Hotspur booked their place into the F.A. Cup quarterfinals after a 3-0 drubbing of hosts Fulham at Craven Cottage. Harry Kane put the visitors up 1-0 after 16 minutes, finishing off Christian Eriksen's assist. Six minutes into the second half, it was the same duo who added to Tottenham's lead as Kane tapped home Eriksen's helper.

European Weekend Preview: Milan-Fiorentina, English F.A. Cup, and more

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Despite no Barclays Premier League action this weekend, there is still an exciting slate of action all-across Europe.

Fifth-round English F.A. Cup action takes place this weekend with 16 teams still having hopes of advancing in this prestigious and historic competition.

4-3-3 vs PSG: Enrique without these 4 Barcelona players for vital UCL game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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PSG vs Barcelona Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League fixture.

PSG vs Barcelona
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
14th February, 19:45 pm BST
Parc des Princes, Paris
Live Stream: Watch PSG vs Barcelona live on BT Sport 2

PSG Team News & Preview

Paris Saint-Germain host Barcelona in the Champions League this week.

Saint Etienne

4-2-3-1 vs Saint-Etienne: Mourinho without these 2 Man Utd stars for away game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Saint-Etienne vs Manchester United Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Europa League fixture.

Saint-Etienne vs Manchester United
UEFA Europa League 2016/17
22nd February, 17:00 pm BST
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne
Live Stream: Watch Saint-Etienne vs Manchester United live on BT Sport 3

MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

Manchester United host French outfit St Etienne in the second leg of the Europa League knockouts this week and Jose Mourinho’s men will be looking to replicate their performance from the first leg.

Good Start: L’Equipe Award Memphis Depay Solid 2/10 Match Rating On Full Lyon Debut

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Memphis Depay made his full debut for Lyon in Sunday night's Rhone derby clash against Saint-Etienne.

After coming on for the last 30 minutes of last week's defeat against Marseille, Depay made his first start in what was to prove to be another disappointing night for OL.

Saint-Etienne ended up coasting to a 2-0 victory, with Depay lasting 65 minutes before being taken off and replaced for the remainder.

The Rest

West Ham: Dimitri Payet Reveals He Forced An Exit Because He Was ‘Bored’ Of Playing For Hammers

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Further endearing himself to the fans he left behind, Dimitri Payet has claimed he was desperate to leave West Ham because he was "bored" of playing for them.

In an interview with L'Equipe, Payet discussed the questionable manner in which he forced through a move to Marseille in January.

Theway of approaching matches, the defensive system put in place, did not please me.

Sunday League Special: Lucas Moura Denied By Muddy Goalmouth As PSG Just About Overcome Niort In French Cup (Video)

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PSG's second string recorded a fairly straightforward 2-0 win over Ligue 2 outfit Niort in last night's quarter-final of the Coupe de France.

Ittook a late goal apiece from second-half substitutes Javier Pastore and Edinson Cavani to shore up the result on a damp old night at theStade René Gaillard.

‘I’m Staying’ – Nantes Coach Sergio Conceicao Creates Twitter Account To Scotch Rumours Linking Him With Leicester City

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With Claudio Ranieri's recent exit leaving Leicester City with an important vacancy to fill, the rumour mill has coughed up several possible candidates over the past few days.

One of those mentioned in passing was Nantes coach Sergio Conceicao, with several press reports even suggesting that Leicester had contacted the former Portugal international to offer him the job.