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Didier Deschamps insists Paul Pogba needs regular minutes to rediscover best form

Didier Deschamps insists Paul Pogba needs regular minutes to rediscover best form

Online Betting Sites - France manager Didier Deschamps has urged fans to be patient with midfielder Paul Pogba as he strives to rediscover his best form. Pogba recently missed ten games for Manchester United with a hamstring injury, but a 45-minute showing in the Europa League against AC Milan was enough to earn the Frenchman a spot in Deschamps' squad for the current international break. He managed another 30 minutes off the bench against Ukraine, after which Deschamps insisted that Pogba is going to need more time to get back to full strength. "He is not on top of his game, that's for sure," Deschamps said (via Sky Sports News). "When he came off the bench against Ukraine, we were not having our best moment. But obviously, those 30 minutes were good for him. "Like every pla...
Jurgen Klopp makes final plea to Liverpool board to keep Georginio Wijnaldum

Jurgen Klopp makes final plea to Liverpool board to keep Georginio Wijnaldum

Sports Betting Odds - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has made one final plea to the club's owners to come to an agreement with midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum over a new contract. The Dutchman's current deal is set to expire at the end of the current season, and despite repeated admissions that he wants to stay at Anfield beyond this campaign, the two parties have been unable to reach an agreement. Since talks broke down last year, Wijnaldum has spoken to Barcelona over a potential free transfer to Camp Nou, and sources have confirmed that he has reached a verbal agreement over a deal with Barça and has told Klopp that he will soon put pen to paper if Liverpool don't make him an acceptable offer. Wijnaldum, whose priority is to remain at Anfield for the foreseeable future, wants ...
Pau Torres is interested in a move to Manchester United

Pau Torres is interested in a move to Manchester United

Online Betting Malaysia - Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres is open to joining Manchester United this summer if the Red Devils decide to lodge a bid. United have settled on Torres and Sevilla's Jules Kounde as their top two priorities in their search for a partner to Harry Maguire, with club officials confident that they may be able to drive down each player's asking price. Torres has been on the club's radar for some time. With Torres, United are exploring a player-plus-cash deal which could see Eric Bailly move in the opposite direction, with Villarreal interested in bringing back a player who blossomed into a star with them in the 2015/16 season. United are keen to offload Bailly this summer and would happily use him as part of a deal for Torres, who the Manchester Evening Ne...
Gareth Bale expecting Madrid return at end of season

Gareth Bale expecting Madrid return at end of season

Online Betting Sites - Wales captain Gareth Bale insists he is not distracted by uncertainty over his future and expects to return to Real Madrid at the end of the season as planned. The 31-year-old rejoined Tottenham on a season-long loan from Madrid last September after falling out of favour at the Santiago Bernabeu under Zinedine Zidane. Gareth Bale has confirmed he is planning to return to Real Madrid next season, dashing any hopes Tottenham may have had of securing a permanent deal. The Welshman joined Spurs on a season-long loan in September 2020 having fallen out of favour with Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane. His relationship with Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho seemed similarly fractious in the early stages of the move, with his Premier League involvement limited to cameo r...
Eden Hazard will not undergo surgery after discussing with Real Madrid

Eden Hazard will not undergo surgery after discussing with Real Madrid

Online Betting Malaysia - Eden Hazard will not undergo surgery, at least not for the time being - a decision which will surely please the Belgian FA. After discussing the matter with the player, it has been decided that he should follow a conservative course of treatment as doctors are still in the dark about the source of his injury problems, Gol Televsion reports. Diario AS reported yesterday that the club would prefer Hazard not to undergo an operation. Madrid have been in permanent contact with the Belgian FA and with Hazard's consent, have requested that they send over a physiotherapist to Madrid to help the player with his day-to-day recovery. Gol also mentions that the club have spoke to coach Roberto Martínez to explain that for now, Hazard will not be operated on. First t...
Schillaci: “This will be Cristiano Ronaldo’s last season at Juventus”

Schillaci: “This will be Cristiano Ronaldo’s last season at Juventus”

Online Betting Malaysia - Totò Schillaci, the hero of Italia 90 and a former fan favourite at Juventus, believes that this will be Cristiano Ronaldo’s final season at the Serie A giants with rumours abound that the prolific Portuguese is edging towards a return to one of his former sides, Real Madrid or Manchester United, this summer. “This will be his last season in Turin,” Schillaci said during an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I don’t know if the club will offer him a contract renewal but what is beyond doubt is that he won’t take long to find a new club. The criticism he received after the Champions League [defeat by Porto] was over the top, we are talking about the best forward in the world. Anybody can have a bad game. Juventus perhaps underestimated the opposition....
Jordan Pickford set to miss Everton & England games with injury

Jordan Pickford set to miss Everton & England games with injury

Sports Betting Odds - Jordan Pickford is set to miss England's upcoming World Cup qualifiers with an abdominal injury. The Everton stopper remains the Three Lions number one despite enduring some patchy form over the past few seasons. However, as reported by Paul Joyce, the knock will see him miss out on England's games against San Marino, Albania and Poland at the end of the month. Pickford will also be unavailable for Everton's FA Cup quarter final tie against Manchester City. Jordan Pickford to miss Everton’s FA Cup game with Manchester City and also England’s three World Cup qualifiers with an abdominal injury.— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) March 16, 2021 He picked up the injury during his side's recent 2-1 defeat to Burnley and worryingly for the Toffees, regular back...
Xavi delivers verdict on Lionel Messi’s Barcelona future

Xavi delivers verdict on Lionel Messi’s Barcelona future

Online Betting Malaysia - Xavi has backed Lionel Messi to sign a new contract and stay at Barcelona beyond the expiry of his current deal in the summer. Messi broke Xavi's all-time appearance record for the club on Monday evening but there are growing fears that his time in Catalonia may be coming to an end, despite new president Joan Laporta's public confidence that an agreement can be struck But Xavi, currently in charge of Qatari side Al Sadd and who has been fiercely linked with the hot seat at Camp Nou, is hopeful Messi will soon put speculation behind him, arguing that he needs the club, as much as Barça need their captain. He told BeIN Sports: “Hopefully [he'll stay]. I think Barcelona needs Messi and Messi needs Barcelona. “It is a matter of time, so let’s see, but hopef...
Manchester United in new contract talks with Eric Bailly

Manchester United in new contract talks with Eric Bailly

Sports Betting Odds - Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that the club are in talks with Ivorian defender Eric Bailly over a new contract. Bailly's current deal is set to expire in 2022, and there have been doubts over whether he would be offered fresh terms. Injuries have plagued his time at Old Trafford, limiting him to a bit-part role this season. Despite joining Manchester United in the summer of 2016, Thursday's 1-1 draw with AC Milan was only Bailly's 100th appearance for United, but Solskjaer admitted that the centre-back has had to learn how to cope with his physical playstyle. "We have started talking to Eric and his representatives so Eric is keeping fitter for longer and you can see his performances as well," Solskjaer said (via the Daily Mail...
Jose Mourinho expects Harry Kane to be fit to face Arsenal

Jose Mourinho expects Harry Kane to be fit to face Arsenal

Online Betting Malaysia - Harry Kane was taken off in the final 10 minutes of Tottenham's 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday and was later seen on the touchline with ice on his knee; Jose Mourinho: "Let's see the reaction tomorrow but I am sure he will be fine". The England captain continued his sensational season with both goals in the last-16 first-leg win against the Croatian side, but was taken off in the final 10 minutes and was later seen on the touchline with ice on his knee. He looked to be moving better at the full-time whistle and Mourinho says it would take something special to keep Kane out of a game he loves playing in. Asked whether he will be fit for Sunday, Mourinho said: "I hope so, I believe so. It is a big match, only big problems stop him to be there. Let's ...