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Football news making the rounds in Europe 5-2-2019

Discussion in 'General sport discussion' started by Real Tosin, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Real Tosin

    Real Tosin Active Member

    Manuel Pellegrini said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp "is used to winning with offside goals" after his West Ham side came from behind to draw 1-1 with the Premier League leaders.

    Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni revealed it had been a while since he last spoke to superstar Lionel Messi.
    Messi, 31, last played for the national team at the 2018 World Cup, but is widely expected to make his return in March.

    Nemanja Matic will not face retrospective action from the Football Association for his tackle on Harvey Barnes during Manchester United's win over Leicester, sources have told ESPN

    Manchester United have reportedly decided to consult Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the club's summer signings.
    Solskjaer is currently in caretaker charge at Old Trafford, and nine wins and a draw have been recorded since the Norwegian's appointment.

    Ashley Cole has claimed that Chelsea should be patient with head coach Maurizio Sarri.

    Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is delighted to have penalty-taking responsibilities after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.
    Ramos is on spot-kick duties for Madrid after Ronaldo left the LaLiga giants for Juventus in July.

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insists he remains "relaxed" despite some uncertainty over his future.
    Kompany, 32, is out of contract at the end of the season and is dealing with yet another injury setback at City.

    Liverpool have bid around 70m euros (£61.3m) for Napoli's Italian striker Lorenzo Insigne, 27

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists the Premier League leaders will not crack under the pressure of being chased by Manchester City.

    Bayern Munich will return with another £35m bid for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18, in the summer after failing to land the England Under-19 international in January.

    Jurgen Klopp felt the officials during Liverpool's 1-1 Premier League draw at West Ham tried to make up for a poor error in the first half.

    Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, 21, is in talks over a new contract at the club that would more than double his wages to over £150,000 per week. (Telegraph)

    Luciano Spalletti's position as Inter coach is "very secure" despite the team failing to win any of their last four matches, according to club CEO Giuseppe Marotta.

    Paul Pogba is still wanted by Juventus this summer despite enjoying a lease of life at Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Tuttosport)

    United midfielder Paul Pogba considered leaving the club under former manager Jose Mourinho, according to the Frenchman's brother Mathias. (Telefoot via Mirror)

    Marco Verratti has returned to training with Paris Saint-Germain, giving the Ligue 1 leaders a timely fitness boost ahead of next month's Champions League clash with Manchester United.

    Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen, 24, has been told by manager Mauricio Pochettino that he will be added to the club's Premier League squad, despite not featuring for Spurs since August 2017.

    Thomas Muller will miss Bayern Munich's Champions League tie against Liverpool after the club's appeal failed to get his two-match ban overturned.
    Muller was sent off in Bayern's 3-3 Champions League draw against Ajax for a high challenge on Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico.

    Lionel Messi is a major doubt for Barcelona’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg against Real Madrid but Ousmane Dembele is likely to play, say Diario AS.

    Arsenal manager Unai Emery will only have £40m to spend in the summer, having been unable to sign a player on a permanent deal in January.

    Roberto Mancini says Mario Balotelli remains in his Italy plans but insists it is up to the Marseille striker to prove his worth.

    Arsenal head Coach Emery wants to sign at least three new players in the summer, including a new left-back and the Gunners have been scouting Red Bull Leipzig's French centre-back Ibrahima Konate, 19.

    Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas believes they showed the threat they can pose to Barcelona as they ended Paris Saint-Germain's unbeaten run in Ligue 1.

    Real Madrid are set to offer Luka Modric a new contract and they are confident the Croatian will stay at the club, say reports in Spain.

    Hertha Berlin want to keep on-loan Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic, 22, beyond the end of the season.

    Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis suggests Marek Hamsik is joining Dalian Yifang “to get a rich pension,” because he saw Fabian Ruiz was better.

    Atletico Madrid are confident midfielders Koke and Saul Niguez will return to action for Saturday’s derby match against Real Madrid, say Marca.

    Barcelona want to sign Ajax's 19-year-old Dutch centre back Matthijs de Ligt in the summer and will have to pay 75m euros (£65.8m).

    Simone Inzaghi admits Lazio “felt the fatigue of the Coppa Italia” quarter-final, as they scraped a 1-0 win away to Frosinone.

    Cristiano Ronaldo has called his former Real Madrid team-mate James Rodriguez, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, in an attempt to persuade the Colombian, 27, to join him at Juventus.

    Roma youngster William Bianda will undergo an operation on his knee on Wednesday, with the club hoping that he hasn’t suffered cruciate ligament damage.

    Croatia Coach Zlatko Dalic admits that his “dream is to coach in Italy” while he was praised by Inter director Beppe Marotta.

    Italy CT Roberto Mancini has tested a 4-3-3 system in his training camp in a hint that is the formation he’ll settle on.
    The 54-year-old has organised a two-day camp ahead of next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers, giving him an opportunity to take a closer look at certain players and tactical ideas.

    Yannick Bolasie has told Belgian media Romelu Lukaku urged him to join Anderlecht on Deadline Day.

    Manchester United could face competition for reported managerial target Mauricio Pochettino as Chelsea are said to be considering sacking Maurizio Sarri.

    Fred has posted a cryptic message on social media as he continues to struggle for game-time at Manchester United.

    Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Ashley Young have been offered new contracts by United.

    Marcus Rashford should be Manchester United’s first choice striker and Romelu Lukaku may leave in the summer, says Danny Murphy on talksports

    Manchester United have won four more points than any other Premier League team since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first match in charge (22 points - W7 D1 L0).

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