Liverpool interested in 6’3 Serie A hot-shot forward, according to Italian media

Liverpool are reportedly interested in Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic – a 21-year-old striker, who has 12 Serie A goals to his name this season.

The Serbian has attracted the Reds ahead of a potential move this summer, according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness).

Fiorentina have endured a stuttering form this season, but Vlahovic has powered on and turned out top drawer performances every week thus far.

Liverpool are said to be one of several European sides interested in the 6’3″ forward, alongside the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Jurgen Klopp and Zinedine Zidane could locks horns this summer, in the pursuit of Dusan Vlahovic

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Vlahovic represents a different type of striker for Liverpool than what they have now, with the likes of Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota and even Divock Origi … Read the rest

Annoying news for Chelsea as N’Golo Kante update confirms another hamstring injury for star in worryingly recurring issue

According to French publication L’Equipe, N’Golo Kante will return to Chelsea on Friday after suffering a hamstring injury whilst away on international duty for France.

The 29-year-old played the entire 90 minutes of Les Blues’ disappointing 1-1 draw against Ukraine on Wednesday, but will now miss the World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

L’Equipe report via a statement published by the French Football Federation (FFF) that Kante felt ‘pain’ in the hamstrings on his left leg at the end of the game.

It’s added that medical examinations undergone by the midfielder revealed a ‘small lesion’, leaving Kane to return to West London tomorrow.

Kante only missed four games with a hamstring blow in January of this year, this blow signals the continuation of a worryingly recurring issue for the world-class defensive midfielder.

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N’Golo Kante

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Liverpool target could be snapped up for bargain fee as club forced to cut €40m asking price – BILD

Gladbach are expected to drop their asking price for Denis Zakaria to €20m, as reported by Bild.

The Bundesliga star had attracted interest from Europe’s elite sides, though it is strongly suspected that the player’s long-term knee injury picked up last year, in combination with the financial constraints of COVID-19, has caused the player’s value to drop.

The 24-year-old has struggled to build up some consistency for Gladbach since his return from the sidelines.

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It’s a situation that presents something of an issue for Marco Rose’s side, particularly given that the midfielder’s contract is set to expire in the summer of 2022.

That being said, there will undoubtedly be concerns over the Bundesliga star’s fitness levels – a factor we’ll have to consider seriously given our own injury struggles this … Read the rest

Arsenal ace speaks out on possible summer transfer after a lack of playing time

Arsenal do have plenty of attacking options, but it still feels like there could be a major overhaul in that area in the next year or two.

Aubameyang is the undisputed starter when everything is going well but he’s had some discipline and form issues, while he’s also getting into his final prime years so he’ll need to be moved on.

Alexandre Lacazette isn’t far behind so a decision will need to be made on him soon, Folarin Balogun could still leave in the summer as his future is unclear and Gabriel Martinelli is always either injured or stuck to the bench.

It’s also easy to forget about Eddie Nketiah who hasn’t really been seen in recent weeks, and a report from Goal has looked at his situation.

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It’s confirmed that his contract only runs until … Read the rest

Juventus remains the most popular team in Italy, but fall short in America and China

AC Milan has beaten Juventus to become the most popular Italian team in China and America.

The former Serie A leaders have had a fine campaign and have been in good form since the second half of last season.

They were at the top of the league table for a long time before losing that position to Inter Milan.

The YouGov analysis via Football Italia reveals that Milan has become the top Italian footballing brand in China and America after their recent upturn in form.

The report says indicators like the perception of fans, tradition, quality of football and success were used to determine the positions.

Stefano Pioli’s side climbed from 1.9 to 6.1 in the last year to top the standings of Italian teams and eight overall among European sides in the USA. 

Juventus remains the top brand in Italy, but its popularity dropped from 33.8 to 30.4.

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Ligue 1 forward confident he’ll earn interest from Liverpool: “If they like me, they’ll come”

Stade Rennais striker Jeremy Doku has recently been speaking about interest Liverpool held in him when he was just 15 and the decision to reject the Reds.

In an interview with Ouest France, the 18-year-old said he doesn’t regret not signing for Liverpool when he was a kid, and boldly predicted the reigning Premier League champions will come knocking again if he’s good enough.

As soon as I’m asked if I regret it, I always say no, because if Liverpool came to me at 15, if they like me, they’ll come back later, that’s certain. It’s up to me to be good,” he said.

Jeremy Doku is impressing on and off the pitch at a young age

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Honestly, we think Doku’s attitude is second to none and the coaches at Liverpool will absolutely … Read the rest

Joan Laporta makes decision over Ronald Koeman’s future as Barcelona manager

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has given Ronald Koeman the vote of confidence, despite his shortfalls in La Liga and the Champions League, according to Todo Fichajes.

Koeman endured a difficult start to life at the Nou Camp, but was hardly helped by the situation surrounding Lionel Messi’s future and Josep Maria Bartomeu’s leadership.

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As time passed, and the Dutchman had more time to work with his squad, things improved. Much of that is thanks to the introduction of younger players into the first-team squad. They’ve been like a breath of fresh air.

Pedri in action for Barcelona.

Juventus hoping to take advantage of ‘complicated’ Pogba situation at United

Another day, another Paul Pogba news report.

Whilst the Frenchman is obviously one of the most talented midfielders in the world, his relationship with his club’s supporters had always been an awkward one.

The 28-year-old has recently been the author of several victories for Manchester United – including last week’s Europa League win over Milan.

Nonetheless, the Red Devils’ fans fell out of love with him due to some of his antics, whilst the comments of his agent Mino Raiola never helped.

Therefore, a return to Juventus – where he still well-appreciated by the management and the fans alike – has always been on the cards.

According to Todofichajes, the Bianconeri still insist on signing their former player, and the Premier League club could be finally willing to cooperate.

The report describes Pogba’s situation at the club as ‘complicated’, as his contract is about to expire in 2022, and … Read the rest

Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool’s plans and hopes going forward

Jurgen Klopp has spoken about Liverpool’s hopes for the remainder of the season – with the Reds in the Champions League quarterfinals and a very tough battle to get into the top four in the Premier League.

On Friday, we drew Real Madrid, and if we get through that, it’ll be a semi-final against either Chelsea or FC Porto.

That’s a very good draw, and one that has got Liverpool fans worldwide dreaming of no.7 in Istanbul!

Klopp has simply promised supporters that his side will fight in every game – and at the end of the season – we’ll see where we are…

“The season is completely different than we obviously expected before the season,” Klopp told the official website.

“Nothing is anymore like it was then. That’s not a problem. We knew one is the idea and the other thing is the reality. It’s what we have to Read the rest

Ben Chilwell hilariously trolls Chelsea teammate on Instagram after questionable photoshoot

Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell has ruined teammate Mason Mount in the Instagram comments section after Blues golden boy did a pretty questionable photoshoot.

Chilwell only signed for Chelsea in the summer, but with several members of the England setup already on the club’s books, he seemingly had no problem settling in and making friends.

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One those players we are referring to is Mason Mount, whose meteoric rise at Stamford Bridge has earned him recognition from Gareth Southgate, with the midfielder now looking likely to start at the European Championships in the summer.

Mason Mount is now a full England international.