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Barca do not deserve to progress in Champions League after Inter failure, fumes Xavi

Barca do not deserve to progress in Champions League after Inter failure, fumes Xavi

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Mysport99 - Xavi declared Barcelona "do not deserve" to progress in the Champions League after failing to beat Inter at home on Wednesday. Robert Lewandowski took his tally to 14 goals in all competitions this season – only Erling Haaland has scored more in Europe's top five leagues – with two late equalisers in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Inter. The Poland striker first levelled after Nicolo Barella and Lautaro Martinez put Inter in front following Ousmane Dembele's opener, before cancelling out Robin Gosens' 89th-minute strike three minutes later. Lewandowski now has five goals in his first two Champions League games for Barca at Camp Nou, though that meant little to Xavi after Barca were left trailing Inter by three points with just two games to go. "If you don't bea...
Joan Laporta agrees with Xavi on allowing De Jong to join Man Utd

Joan Laporta agrees with Xavi on allowing De Jong to join Man Utd

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Mysport99 - Manchester United may have been given a glimmer of hope regarding Erik ten Hag's interest in Frenkie de Jong. Neither Xavi nor Joan Laporta are keen to part ways with the Barcelona star over the coming transfer windows, but the door doesn't appear to be closed completely. Ten Hag made De Jong his top target after taking the job at Old Trafford, having already worked together at Ajax. Despite their prior partnership, the midfielder stood firm in his desire to stay at the Camp Nou, where he supposedly dreamed of playing as a child. That didn't stop the Red Devils pushing until the bitter end, however, with the financial aspects of a £73million deal supposedly agreed. But the player himself refused to give his blessing in a messy, long-running saga that saw club presid...
Erik ten Hag ready to sanction Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit

Erik ten Hag ready to sanction Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit

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Mysport99 - Erik ten Hag has told his Manchester United bosses that he is now open to Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the football club this summer, Mysport99 understands. Ronaldo made it clear to United as early as June that he wanted to leave Old Trafford after just one season back at the club - primarily because he wanted to play Champions League football. United and Ten Hag were quick to go on the defensive and insist that Portuguese legend would not be allowed to depart. But after a further meeting between all parties in July, it was again confirmed to the club that 37-year-old wanted his future to lie away from United. Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid have all been linked with moves for the Portugal captain, although some clubs have stated publi...
Jurgen Klopp sends warning to Darwin Nunez after Crystal Palace red card

Jurgen Klopp sends warning to Darwin Nunez after Crystal Palace red card

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Mysport99 - Jurgen Klopp has warned Darwin Nunez that he must learn to control himself after he was sent off for a headbutt during Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Monday. Nunez spent a large part of the game tussling with Palace defender Joachim Andersen and tensions eventually boiled over 57 minutes in as the Liverpool striker pushed his head into Andersen's chin and was swiftly given his marching orders by the referee. It took a while for things to settle as Nunez refused to leave the pitch in favour of protesting the decision, forcing James Milner to intervene and force the Uruguayan to depart - all while Klopp could be seen urging Nunez to get off the pitch. “I’ve seen it back, of course it’s a red card,” said the Liverpool manager. “In the game, I could not ...
Chelsea make approach for Everton’s Anthony Gordon

Chelsea make approach for Everton’s Anthony Gordon

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Mysport99 - Chelsea have made a move for Everton starlet Anthony Gordon, sources have confirmed to Mysport99. 21-year-old Gordon has already been the subject of interest this summer with both Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United failing with bids. Everton resisted the earlier offers, insisting that Gordon was not for sale, and even if he was it would take a bid in excess of £50m - with both Tottenham and Newcastle not going above £40m. Chelsea have now made an approach and are believed to have come up with an initial deal worth just over £40m. Mysport99 understands that Everton are considering their options as there is the possibility of doing a deal with Chelsea that could involve players, something Toffees boss Frank Lampard is believed to be interested in doing. E...
Monaco announce loan signing of Malang Sarr from Chelsea

Monaco announce loan signing of Malang Sarr from Chelsea

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Mysport99 - Ligue 1 side Monaco have confirmed the signing of defender Malang Sarr on a 12-month loan deal from Chelsea. The 23-year-old joins the club having played just 21 games throughout his spell at Stamford Bridge, and will no doubt be keen to play more regularly during the 2022/23 season. The club's official statement on the signing reads: "AS Monaco are pleased to announce the arrival of Malang Sarr. "After Takumi Minamino, Breel Embolo and Thomas Didillon, AS Monaco have made their fourth summer signing. Malang Sarr, the 23-year-old central defender under contract with Chelsea FC, has joined the Principality on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy. Speaking after the move, Sarr expressed his delight at returning to Ligue 1, where he played with Nice for f...
Marseille confirm signing of Alexis Sanchez

Marseille confirm signing of Alexis Sanchez

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Mysport99 - Ligue 1 club Marseille have confirmed the signing of free agent Alexis Sanchez after rescinding his contract at Inter. After weeks of negotiations between the forward and I Nerazzurri, the two parties finally came to an agreement to terminate the player's contract on Monday. Marseille have moved quickly to sign Sanchez and have now confirmed that they have agreement with the player subject to a medical. The club's official statement on the signing reads: "Olympique de Marseille and Alexis Sánchez have agreed on a transfer on principle. "The Chilean international with 143 caps, who won 17 trophies in his career, will commit himself to Olympique in the next few hours after passing his medical tests." OM kickstarted their 2022/23 Ligue 1 campaign with a bang on Su...
RB Leipzig confirm signing of Benjamin Sesko from 2023

RB Leipzig confirm signing of Benjamin Sesko from 2023

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Mysport99 - RB Leipzig have confirmed they have agreed to sign young striker Benjamin Sesko from Red Bull Salzburg at the end of the current season. The 19-year-old Slovenia international had attracted interest from a number of European heavyweights, including Manchester United and Chelsea, but has instead opted to remain in the Red Bull setup with a move to Leipzig. Sesko will remain with Salzburg for the 2022/23 campaign before moving to the Bundesliga in 2023, with a five-year contract already inked with Leipzig. "I’m very happy to be able to make the move to RB Leipzig in 2023 and that the transfer is now confirmed," Sesko said. "RB Leipzig are one of the best clubs in Germany and are establishing themselves as one of the best in Europe year on year. A success story has b...
Man Utd considering move for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot

Man Utd considering move for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot

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Mysport99 - Manchester United are deciding whether to pursue a move for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, Mysport99 understands. The 27-year-old has been told he can leave the club the Serie A giants this summer and his services have been offered around Europe. Monaco have been leading the race to sign Rabiot and have held talks, but his sizeable wages are proving problematic - bringing United into contention to sign him. Intermediaries spoke to United about a deal earlier in the month and talks have now advanced after the Red Devils, who slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Brighton on the opening day of the Premier League season, expressed an interest in taking Rabiot to Old Trafford. The Frenchman has just a year left on his deal in Turin and is not part of Massimiliano Allegri'...

Chelsea finalise Marc Cucurella agreement with Brighton

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Mysport99 - Chelsea have finally agreed a deal with Brighton & Hove Albion for Marc Cucurella, Mysport99 understands. The Blues were close to reaching an agreement with Brighton on Wednesday, but the Seagulls were quick to publicly stress that terms had not been finalised. Now Mysport99 can confirm that Chelsea will pay £55m for the 24-year-old with a further £7m possible in add-ons - meaning the deal could very well surpass the £60m mark. Cucurella, who had already agreed personal terms with Chelsea, was given permission by Brighton to travel to London on Wednesday and he has already completed most of his medical. His switch to Stamford Bridge is likely to be confirmed by midday on Friday, meaning he will be eligible to play for his new team in their season opener at Everton...