Arsenal’s superb potential XI if they seal double Premier League transfer raid this summer

Arsenal will surely have a busy summer this year, whether they finish in the top four or not.

The Gunners’ Champions League hopes were dealt a major blow after a surprise 3-0 defeat at the hands of rivals Tottenham in midweek, and it’s little surprise that they already seem to be working on strengthening their squad in the summer.

Let’s face it, if Arsenal do hold on and get that fourth spot, they’ll have over-achieved, with this squad not as good as the likes of Man Utd and Spurs on paper, while it’s a long way behind Chelsea, even if the gap between themselves and the team third in the table is now not that big in terms of points.

And if Mikel Arteta’s side bottle it late on and miss out on the top four again, that’ll be even more reason to make the changes required to ensure they’re … Read the rest

Barcelona director inquired about 22-year-old forward in meeting with Atletico CEO

Barcelona are increasingly closing in on the capture of Robert Lewandowski, who has confirmed his desire to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season shortly after the clash against VfL Wolfsburg.

With many expecting Lewandowski to join Barcelona in the coming season, a recent report from Diario AS has offered a rather interesting update on the club’s pursuit of a new forward.

It appears Barcelona are strongly entertaining the possibility of signing Joao Felix in the coming summer. The Portuguese international was discussed in the recent meeting between Barça’s sporting director Mateu Alemany and Atletico Madrid CEO MiguelAngel Gil Marin.

While the initial topic of the meeting was believed to be the sale of Antoine Griezmann, it appears Alemany had used the opportunity to bring up the topic of Felix.

The Portuguese international has been a top target for Barcelona for quite a while now. His technical brilliance, … Read the rest

Will Power wins sixth IMS RC pole with GMR Grand Prix qualifying run

Will Power winning the pole at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course is like grass being green. While much of the hype for Friday’s NTT IndyCar Series qualifying for the GMR Grand Prix revolved around Conor Daly and Callum Ilott‘s impressive runs, Power walked away with his sixth pole on the road course.

Power’s time of 1:09.76 topped Álex Palou‘s 1:09.80. He previously won the IMS Road Course pole in 2015, 2017, 2018, and two of the three races in 2020, while he has five total IndyCar victories on the layout including the August date in 2021.

Palou was the lone non-Chevrolet driver in the Fast Six, a group that surprisingly contained Indiana native Daly. Daly qualified fourth behind the two mentioned and Josef Newgarden for his best run of the season and tied 2020 at Mid-Ohio for his strongest career road course qualifying effort. It is also … Read the rest

European heavyweights have ‘contacted’ Sadio Mane’s agent to potentially replace 34-goal hitman – Christian Falk

Christian Falk has now confirmed that Bayern Munich have contacted Sadio Mane’s entourage after Robert Lewandowski confirmed he would not extend his stay in Bavaria.

This comes courtesy of a tweet from the Bundesliga expert, with the German top-flight champions perhaps hoping to take advantage of the short remaining length of the Senegalese international’s contract.

Along with Bobby Firmino and Mo Salah, the former Southampton ace is set to remain at Anfield until the summer of 2023 (the same expiration date of the Poland international’s contract), though Anfield bosses are reportedly keen on holding on to the winger beyond that point.

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Man United’s season summed up after training ground bust up

Two senior Manchester United players were involved in an alleged training ground bust-up this week which sort of sums up the season for the Red Devils. 

According to an article ran by Manchester Evening News, an incident took place towards the end of a Man United training session at Carrington on Thursday in which the two unnamed players were set to have clashed with each other, the day United returned to training following a four-day break.

This brought the training session to a premature end and if the players are important for United’s future, this is yet another headache for incoming manager Erik ten Hag to have to deal with.

The Ajax boss will take over from Ralf Rangnick at the start of next season and is tasked with turning  Man United’s fortunes around as the club is miles behind Man City and Liverpool in the English football pecking order.… Read the rest

Barcelona offered the chance to sign Portuguese left-back for €10 million

Barcelona are on the search for a new left-back heading into the new season as they seek a cover and a long-term replacement for Jordi Alba.

The veteran has had to play the entire season without a natural cover and at 33, he will soon be entering the final phase of his career. So, it is important for Barça to start laying down the succession plan for him or at least bring a player as a backup to rotate the veteran regularly.

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has been a top target for the Blaugrana in this regard. But, according to Mundo Deportivo, a new option may have surfaced on the table for Barcelona as they have been offered the services of Borussia Dortmund left-back Raphael Guerreiro.

The 28-year-old is set to enter the final year of his contract with the Black and Yellows this summer and is keen on … Read the rest

Race for the Planet Season 1 set for early summer release

Regardless of one’s opinion on Drive to Survive, there is no denying the impact it has had on Formula One‘s growth. With so many motorsport championships having documentary series in the works like NASCAR and IndyCarExtreme E is doing the same with Race for the Planet. Produced by NEO Studios, the five-part series will begin streaming on Amazon Prime Video in the United Kingdom and Ireland in early summer.

“We are absolutely thrilled to announce our new documentary Race for the Planet, highlighting the untold stories behind the scenes of Extreme E on and off the track, taking audiences along with us as we race in the most remote locations of the planet,” said Extreme E Chief Marketing Officer Ali Russell“We have captured what it is like to race and breathe Extreme E. We break down the barriers, bring authenticity to Read the rest

(Video) Joel Matip on which Liverpool teammate is ‘an idol for everyone’ as he names the club’s best trainer

For anyone to be considered an ‘idol’ within Liverpool’s star-studded squad, says a lot about them as a player and Joel Matip has named his.

Speaking with the Emirates FA Cup, our No.32 was asked a host of questions about his Liverpool teammates ahead of Saturday’s final and one of them was: ‘Who is the best trainer?’.

In answer to the question, the 30-year-old said: “I think Millie is always there and absolutely ready, it doesn’t matter in which session he’s an idol for everyone there”.

READ MORE: (Video) Fabinho on his best friends within the Liverpool squad and the newest member of his friendship group

James Milner is such a great role model for everyone within the squad and these words show that he is more than just a footballer to his teammates.

Leadership is massive in this game and our vice captain is so influential off the … Read the rest

Tottenham and Everton among clubs in the hunt for Portuguese star

Tottenham and Everton are among the clubs in the race for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Palhinha.

Palhinha has been a regular in the Sporting side for a few years now, and spent some time on loan at Braga before that. However, this year he has kicked on even more, and received his first Portugal cap in 2021. Since then, he has played 12 times for his country, and his performances are attracting the interest of clubs around Europe.

Jeunes Footeux are now reporting that Tottenham and Everton are interested in the Sporting midfielder, along with Wolves, Leicester, and Sevilla. The 26-year-old is reportedly set to leave the club this summer, and a few Premier League sides are looking to reinforce their midfield.

Joao Palhinha in action for Sporting Lisbon.

PSG will look to raid Barcelona target if Kylian Mbappe leaves in the summer

In what could be a massive blow to Barcelona and their pursuit of signing a new centre-forward, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have identified Robert Lewandowski as a potential replacement for an exit-bound Kylian Mbapppe.

ESPN believes PSG are set for a major overhaul in the summer and while they are pretty much optimistic about keeping Mbappe for a little longer, they do understand that there will be a time when he will, in fact, leave for a bigger challenge.

Mbappe’s ongoing contract runs out at the end of the season and while he has had positive talks with the team, the fact that he was in Madrid this week along with his teammates Achraf Hakimi, Keylor Navas and Sergio Ramos hasn’t gone unnoticed.

PSG want Mbappe to be the centrepiece of all good things. But if the Frenchman departs, the team will need someone to carry out the project. … Read the rest