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#Football

# football - Friday 12 January, 2018

'I'm hearing the amount is around £20m': Conte not interested in Sanchez despite bargain

Sanchez’s next move remains the subject of huge debate, but it won’t be to Chelsea says Antonio Conte.

'We still have amazing players' - Oxlade-Chamberlain confident Coutinho exit won't derail Liverpool

The Brazilian made the move to Barcelona, but the former Arsenal man feels it should not impact the Reds.

Phil Neville: Sanchez could follow in footsteps of Cantona, Van Persie at United

Sanchez would be an ‘absolutely unbelievable signing’ for Jose Mourinho, according to the former Old Trafford defender.

# football - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Messi inspires rout with Coutinho watching on as holders Barcelona book quarter-final spot Copa Del Rey This post contains videos

Messi inspires rout with Coutinho watching on as holders Barcelona book quarter-final spot

The Argentine superstar was on target along with Jordi Alba, Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic tonight.

Leverkusen admit Man United, Chelsea and Arsenal target Bailey could be sold

With plenty of big clubs circling, the German club’s sporting director acknowledged they may cash in on the young Jamaican star.

Maguire rumours welcomed by Puel as Man City links continue

There has been talk of Pep Guardiola’s side making a £50 million bid for the defender in January.

'With the players he'd be playing with at Man United... he's unbelievable'

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes Mesut Ozil would thrive with a move to Manchester United.

# football - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Former Chelsea boss Villas-Boas withdraws from Dakar Rally after crash

The Overdrive Toyota driver hit a dune in Peru.

Voodoo to blame for Lukaku leaving Everton, claims club's majority shareholder

Farhad Moshiri has made the bizarre claim that voodoo was responsible for the Belgian’s departure.

# football - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

'Mourinho said serious words and used serious words. I won't forget this'

Antonio Conte refused to cede ground in his ongoing row with his Man United counterpart.

# football - Monday 8 January, 2018

Liverpool target Lemar could leave Monaco in January

The Frenchman may be sold during the current transfer window, accepts head coach Leonardo Jardim.

Golden footage of 12-year-old Katie Taylor putting in a crunching tackle emerges Born Winner This post contains videos

Golden footage of 12-year-old Katie Taylor putting in a crunching tackle emerges

Ireland’s world champion boxer was facing DDSL heavyweights Cherry Orchard back in 1998.

Coach Unai Emery calls for unity after PSG stars axed

The manager provided an update on Edinson Cavani and Javier Pastore after the pair missed Sunday’s Coupe de France clash.

Marcelo: 'Sad' Real Madrid are 'f***ing sunk'

The Brazilian full-back did not mince his words after seeing his team once more fall short in Sunday’s draw against Celta.

# football - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'They were sharper than us, more incisive and more dominant in the challenges' — Wenger

Arsene Wenger bemoaned Arsenal’s hectic schedule following the 4-2 FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Moyes slams West Ham for lacking 'quality' and 'steel' after frustrating Shrewsbury draw

Moyes avoided another shock loss at Shrewsbury, but was still left furious with his charges after an FA Cup draw.

In Pics: Barcelona unveil ex-Liverpool star Coutinho at Camp Nou Big Money Signing This post contains images

In Pics: Barcelona unveil ex-Liverpool star Coutinho at Camp Nou

Look away now, Liverpool fans.

FA Cup holders dumped out in third round as Nottingham Forest stun Arsenal

Eric Lichaj hit two goals for the winners, one of them a stunning volley.

Leo Messi equals Gerd Muller's record ahead of Coutinho's arrival

Barcelona’s unbeaten league season continued with a comfortable win over Levante.

# football - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Stoke sack manager Mark Hughes after FA Cup misery

The Welshman had been in charge of the Potters since 2013.

Chelsea's second string fail to fire as Premier League champions held by Norwich

The Blues have been forced into a replay after a poor performance at Carrow Road.

Guardiola lauds 'essential' Aguero after quick-fire double rescues Man City

The Argentine scored two in quick succession to bring his side from a goal down to a commanding win over Sean Dyche’s men

# football - Friday 5 January, 2018

Everton announce signing of £25million Besiktas striker during Merseyside derby

Cenk Tosun has been challenged with helping to solve Everton’s lack of Premier League goals after joining from Besiktas.

Wenger hit with three-game ban and £40k fine after confronting officials

The Arsenal boss was furious with referee Mike Dean after he awarded a penalty to West Brom.

Man City 'would need 32 players' for a quadruple bid - Pep Guardiola

Manchester City do not have a big enough squad to win all four trophies available to them, according to Guardiola.

'Pure speculation' - Brighton manager Hughton denies bid for Celtic's Dembele

‘There hasn’t been any communication between the two clubs. Hence he is a name, along with lots of other names.’

# football - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Mohamed Salah wins African Footballer of the Year

Sadio Mané and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finished second and third respectively.

Bale scores in first start since September as Madrid kick off 2018 with a win

Real Madrid are on track for a place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals after a 3-0 first-leg win away to second-tier side Numancia.

€105 million star returns as Barcelona held in 2018 bow

Ousmane Dembele made his first appearance for Barcelona since September against Celta Vigo.

Burnley star ends Arsenal and Man City transfer talk by penning new deal

The Clarets have tied James Tarkowski down to a long-term four-and-a-half-year contract

'We do not have to hear every day from the people of Munich how good the player is'

Schalke’s sporting director Christian Heidel has hit out at Bayern’s continued focus on Leon Goretzka.

Going nowhere: Mourinho describes Manchester United resignation reports as 'garbage'

The United boss says he has no intention of walking away from the club despite reports he was considering walking away in June.

Allardyce says €30 million striker could feature for Everton against Liverpool

The Toffees boss says Cenk Tosun is discussing personal terms as he nears a switch from Besiktas.

Arsene Wenger backs Jack Wilshere to earn England recall

The Frenchman says that “everyone had given up” on the 26-year-old, who scored his first Premier League goal since 2015 on Wednesday.

# football - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Costa marks Atletico return with debut goal four months after joining from Chelsea

The striker only became eligible to play after the club’s transfer ban was lifted on Monday.

Villarreal star Bakambu set for €40m Chinese Super League switch

Villarreal look set to lose Cedric Bakambu to Beijing Guoan after they met his buy-out clause.

'Fighting day by day': Silva reveals City absence was due to premature birth of baby son

The midfielder returned to a hero’s welcome against Watford, and has now revealed the reason for his absence.

Cruciate injuries rule Palace duo Dann and Puncheon out for the season

Roy Hodgson confirmed the club’s captain and vice-captain will both miss the remainder of the campaign.

# football - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Llorente scores on Swansea return as Spurs weather storm at the Liberty

Tottenham just about coped with the sodden conditions as they left Swansea City with a 2-0 win.

'The boy is not for sale' - Man Utd defender Darmian staying put for now

His agent has confirmed contact with Serie A clubs, but says he’s staying at Old Trafford at the minute.