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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La Liga president on Messi situation: I want him to stay

The La Liga president, Javier Tebas has claimed in his latest interview with Diario AS that Lionel Messi is “the best player in history” and has urged the Argentine to continue with FC Barcelona.

The race for La Liga has lighted up in recent weeks. With leader Atletico Madrid dropping points, the chasers, especially Barcelona have put their foot on the accelerator and have reduced the gap to just 4 points.

Even though we could be in for one of the best finishes to a Spanish domestic season, the focus undoubtedly remains on the future of the best player the league has ever produced.

Lionel Messi, having expressed his desire to leave Barca at the beginning of the season has since chosen to stay and see out the last year of his contract. However, his future remains up in the air and several European giants are closely monitoring the situation.… Read the rest

Pelmark renews clothing partnership with Aston Martin F1 Team

Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team is delighted to announce an extension of its successful partnership with team apparel and accessory supplier Pelmark.

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Pelmark has worked in close collaboration with Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team to design and develop a bespoke new range of official clothing for the Grand Prix squad and has also developed and distributed a full suite of replica wear and lifestyle lines.

These are available for fans to purchase from various global sales channels, including Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team’s official e-commerce store.

This extension to the deal marks the third year of the partnership.

The Pelmark story was started in rural Hertfordshire, the UK in 1976 – one of Europe’s early pioneers of corporate leisurewear. Entering the Formula One sector 20 years ago, they possess unparalleled Formula One experience and knowledge of designing and … Read the rest

F1 tyre signed by Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team

The proceeds will be donated to the AIP Foundation, a non-profit organisation taking care of projects to increase road safety – in particular for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – in Southeast Asia.

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An exclusive Pirelli F1 tyre with the Italian flag on the side has been signed by all members of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailing team and has been auctioned today through the online silent auction platform 32auctions.com.

The proceeds from the auction, which can be accessed here, will be entirely donated to the AIP Foundation: a non-profit organisation that has been involved for years in promoting road safety projects ­– in particular for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – in low and middle-income countries such as those of Southeast Asia.

12/03/21 – Auckland (NZL) 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada 36th America’s Cup – Dock Side – Luna

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William Byron wins again in Pro Invitational opener at Bristol dirt

Considering William Byron started his racing career thanks to iRacing, it probably comes with little surprise that he is the first race winner of the 2021 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series season. Held on Bristol Motor Speedway‘s dirt surface for the first time ahead of the NASCAR Cup SeriesFood City Dirt Race there on Sunday, Byron dominated his heat race and much of the feature on Wednesday night en route to his series-leading fourth win.

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Like what is planned for the real-life Bristol race, four heat races were held to set the starting grid. The top seven in each heat advanced to the feature.

Thirty-eight drivers were entered: all thirty-six chartered cars comprised the bulk of the field as mandated, though Kevin Harvick relinquished his to Ryan Preece for the race, while Garrett Smithley was in Rick Ware Racing‘s #51 instead of … Read the rest

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.

READ MORE: Injury update issued for Arsenal loanee Martin Odegaard after Norway vs Gibraltar

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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Laporta’s campaign manager comments on Mbappe rumors

The international break has given Ronald Koeman much-needed time to discuss his future roadmap with the newly elected board. Signings are an integral feature of any future plan. It’s pretty obvious that after the first round of meetings, which took place yesterday, rumors will float around.

However, this time it’s a statement from Lluis Carrasco that’s turning heads. Carrasco was the campaign manager of ‘Estimem El Barca’. He tweeted that there are chances that Mbappe’s entourage might be fed up with the Madrid rumors and look for a future elsewhere. The Catalan philanthropist also said that he might look for a future with Lionel Messi and multiple delightful young players at Barcelona.

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