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Bayern Munich eyeing Ousmane Dembele swoop

Bayern Munich eyeing Ousmane Dembele swoop

Mysport99 - Bayern Munich have made Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele a ‘priority’ target for the summer in the event that Kingsley Coman leaves the Allianz Arena. Coman joined Bayern in 2015 on an initial loan from Juventus and has made more than 200 appearances for the club in all competitions. But the long-term contract he signed in 2017 only has 18 months left to run and no new deal has yet been agreed. It leaves Bayern Munich vulnerable to losing the 25-year-old - who scored the winning goal in the 2020 Champions League final - as a free agent in 2023 if he continues to resist. Therefore selling him at the end of this season will at least ensure they can command a reasonable transfer fee. L’Equipe write that the German champions are keen to avoid the same situation they f...
Dele Alli could leave Tottenham in January

Dele Alli could leave Tottenham in January

Sports Betting Odds - Tottenham Hotspur are expected to allow midfielder Dele Alli to leave the club in the January transfer window, with a loan exit the likeliest outcome. After a few tricky seasons, Dele enjoyed a bright start to the current campaign but quickly found himself back on the fringes, and minutes have been very hard to come by ever since Antonio Conte took charge last month. Dele has managed just 19 minutes of Premier League action since September and has spent most of his time as an unused substitute. The Athletic note that those in charge at Spurs accept that a change of scenery is what Dele needs. Both chairman Daniel Levy and director Fabio Paratici have agreed to field offers for the Englishman in January, with a permanent exit not ruled out. However, Spurs ...
Willy Caballero joins Southampton on short-term deal

Willy Caballero joins Southampton on short-term deal

Online Betting Malaysia - Former Manchester City and Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero has signed for Southampton on a short-term contract. The Argentine has been a free agent following his summer exit from Stamford Bridge and will head to St Mary's on a free transfer. Southampton have been forced into the move following injuries to senior goalkeepers Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster, leaving the inexperienced Harry Lewis as their last remaining option between the sticks. #SaintsFC has completed the signing of goalkeeper @willy_caballero on a short-term contract ✍️— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 6, 2021 Willy Caballero, who turned 40 in September, has now joined on a one-month deal to help ease these problems. He had been training with Leag...
Ralf Rangnick delighted with Man Utd’s ‘exceptional’ pressing

Ralf Rangnick delighted with Man Utd’s ‘exceptional’ pressing

Sports Betting Odds - Ralf Rangnick admitted he was delighted with Manchester United's "exceptional" pressing after winning the first game of his interim spell in charge. The Red Devils enjoyed large amounts of possession during their 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, but for over 75 minutes of the game Rangnick's charges were unable to find a breakthrough. But eventually the goal came, albeit from an unlikely source, as Fred combined with substitute Mason Greenwood on the edge of the penalty area, before bending a terrific curling shot into the top corner. After the final whistle, 63-year-old Ralf Rangnick praised United's overall display and singled out the relentless pressing from his players as a particular highlight. He did warn, however, that his side...
Carlo Ancelotti reveals Florentino Perez has ‘big plans’ for summer transfer window

Carlo Ancelotti reveals Florentino Perez has ‘big plans’ for summer transfer window

Online Betting Malaysia - Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confessed he is expecting big things from club president Florentino Perez in the summer. Los Blancos have barely signed any players over the past few years as they prepare themselves for the summer, when both PSG's Kylian Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland are expected to hit the market. Big changes are on the horizon for Real. Ancelotti was asked about them during a recent interview with Corriere dello Sport, and although he did his best to temper expectations, he revealed that Perez is ready to make some real noise. "At Real, everything is the same and unchanging, the only thing that changes is the coaches," he said. "The same physiotherapists, the same warehouse workers, the same journalists, the ...
Lyon vs Marseille abandoned after Dimitri Payet hit with water bottle

Lyon vs Marseille abandoned after Dimitri Payet hit with water bottle

Sports Betting Odds - Ligue 1 has been hit by further crowd trouble with Lyon vs Marseille being postponed after Dimitri Payet was hit by a bottle while taking a corner early in the first half. French football has been blighted by similar incidents in recent years and there was no respite from this shame on Sunday night. Just four minutes into the game at the Groupama Stadium, Payet was struck by a fully-filled water bottle thrown from the crowd. The blow caused the forward to sink to the turf and he required on-field treatment. Soon after, referee Rudy Buquet told both sets of players to return to the dressing room, as is procedure in these situations. Following a break of over an hour, Lyon ejected the guilty supporter from the stadium and warned that further misbeha...
Dani Alves reveals how his Barcelona return came about

Dani Alves reveals how his Barcelona return came about

Online Betting Malaysia - Dani Alves has admitted that he pestered Barcelona president Joan Laporta to let him re-sign for the club, with the final decision on the veteran Brazilian falling to new head coach Xavi. Following his departure from Sao Paulo in September, Alves agreed a short-term contract to return to Camp Nou last week and was officially unveiled as a Barça player again on Wednesday afternoon. Dani Alves was known to have offered his services to his struggling former club. But it was initially thought they would not take him up on it until former teammate Xavi was placed in charge. “Truth be told, I was bothering the president a lot – I kept insisting that I wanted to come back,” Alves explained as he addressed the media for the first time since his return. “I...
Premier League chairman resigns amid Newcastle takeover controversy

Premier League chairman resigns amid Newcastle takeover controversy

Sports Betting Odds - Premier League chairman Gary Hoffman has resigned just 18 months after taking the job amid a backlash from clubs following the controversial Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle United. A consortium consisting of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media completed their purchase of the Magpies for £305m in October. The Premier League have come under intense scrutiny for their handling of the takeover, and news broke on Tuesday that Hoffman would be stepping down from his role. Confirmation has now come via a Premier League statement, with Hoffman saying of his exit: "It has been a privilege to lead the Premier League through the last two seasons - when the spirit of English football has been more important th...
Mitrovic late winner condemns Portugal to play-offs

Mitrovic late winner condemns Portugal to play-offs

Online Betting Malaysia - The final game of the Group A campaign saw Portugal heart-broken as Alexsandar Mitrovic scored a late winner for Serbia that secured a direct passage to the Qatar 2022 World Cup for the Balkan nation who finish their campaign unbeaten. Fernando Santos' men came into the Lisbon clash knowing that a win or draw would be sufficient to secure a place at the 2022 tournament and the home side got off to the perfect start as Renato Sanches found the target to get Portugal fans dreaming after just 2 minutes. 🇷🇸 СРБИЈА ЈЕ НА СВЕТСКОМ ПРВЕНСТВУ! ИДЕМО У КАТАР! @FIFAWorldCup 🔥🏆🇶🇦#SrcemSvim #Orlovi #Srbija #FSS#PORSRB #WorldCup #WCQ pic.twitter.com/yrDjdRuVna— Fudbalski savez Srbije | FA of Serbia (@FSSrbije) No...
Premier League clubs unanimously oppose biennial World Cups

Premier League clubs unanimously oppose biennial World Cups

Sports Betting Odds - All 20 Premier League clubs have come out in opposition of FIFA's plans for biennial World Cups and extended international breaks. World football's governing body has been exploring the possibility of holding men's and women's World Cups every two years, with month-long international breaks in March and October to condense the qualifying process. The plans have been publicly fronted by former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger, FIFA's chief of global football development. However, English top-flight clubs have met to discuss the so-called post-2024 International Match Calendar reforms and are unanimously opposed to the proposals. A statement from the Premier League read: "All 20 Premier League clubs have discussed the post-2024 International Match Calendar...