Bayern CEO confirms Thiago has left German champions for “great wish” Liverpool

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed the departure of Thiago Alcantara ahead of a proposed move to Liverpool.

The news broke early on Thursday morning, with The Athletic, Sky Sports and the BBC all confirming that the Reds have an agreement with the German champions.

As revealed exclusively by BILD, Rummenigge said it was Thiago’s “great wish” to join Liverpool.

We reached an agreement with Liverpool this morning. it was the great wish of Thiago,” is the full quote, as you can see in Christian Falk’s tweet below:

MORE: Bayern boss Flick confirms Thiago is off to Liverpool & has already said his goodbyes

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Man United star could miss out against Palace after showdown with Solskjaer

Ahead of Manchester United’s opening Premier League game of the 2020/21 season against Crystal Palace, one star could be set to miss out.

After trying to sneak women into his hotel room whilst on duty with the England team, Mason Greenwood was then caught out by a national newspaper who had obtained photos of him apparently inhaling laughing gas.

That was enough to earn him a stern talking to from club manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to The Sun, and it’s left the youngster sweating on the Norwegian’s decision.

The outlet note that Solskjaer has given Greenwood no assurances that his place in the starting XI is safe, and this might be the perfect opportunity for the manager to utilise some of the lessons learned under Sir Alex Ferguson.

By leaving the player out for a game or two, it sends precisely the right message to him and the … Read the rest

Edin Dzeko to join Juventus

Edin Dzeko is set to join Juventus in the coming days after the club reached an agreement with Roma and the player.

The Bianconeri have been frantically looking for a striker following Gonzalo Higuain’s move to MLS to join Inter Miami last week.

Dzeko and Luis Suarez were the most likely candidates with new coach Andrea Pirlo reportedly preferring a move for the Bosnian international.

Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca di Marzio now confirms (see below) that a deal is in place between Juve and Roma and terms have been agreed with Dzeko with club medical tests expected in the coming days.

 

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Konrad de la Fuente impresses: ready for the Barcelona first team?

La Masía winger Konrad de la Fuente has been impressing as a substitute in the Barcelona first team preseason, but could this earn him a chance under Ronald Koeman?


19-year-old Konrad de la Fuente took just 27 minutes in the pre-season club friendly against Girona to make the Barcelona fans sit up straight in excitement, with a dazzling display of direct ball carrying and dribbling on the left wing. So much so that corners of the Barcelona fan section are already discussing the mouth-watering prospect of seeing him more frequently in the blaugrana colours for the senior team.

Konrad joined La Masia in 2013 and has gone from strength to strength, breaking into the B-team last season and putting up short yet dazzling displays for the senior team this pre-season.

Goal threat, dribbles and progressive runs

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The Web site For The English Football Affiliation, The Emirates FA Cup And The England Football

Soccer (or soccer) has gained a excessive degree of popularity among the many people of the U.K. The followers of soccer have quite a few choices for betting on domestic video games, such as the Premier League of England and comparable leagues that take place in Scotland and Ireland. Everton’s biggest win within the fixture got here just below six years later when they beat Metropolis 9.1 at Goodison Park on third September, 1906. Settle scored two more objectives and Scottish striker Alex ‘Sandy’ Younger scored 4 of Everton’s goals that day. Young had scored Everton’s FA Cup Last winner in opposition to Newcastle United the previous April and would go on to also play for Manchester Metropolis for a season in 1911-12. With one hundred twenty five objectives, he is fourth within the all-time record of top Everton goalscorers. His life after soccer was far much less superb with … Read the rest

Liv Intrigue Advanced Pro added to women’s trail bike roster, now full carbon

The 2021 Liv Intrigue 29 has, until now, only been available as a complete aluminium frame. The 125mm trail bike is offered in two aluminium build models, both of which make use of a torsionally stiff composite linkage. Now, Liv add two new adjustable geometry full carbon options into the mix with the 2021 Liv […]

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Romain Grosjean: “I’m very happy that we didn’t give up. Nobody can take that from us”

Romain Grosjean may have finished twelfth and last in Sunday’s Tuscan Grand Prix, but the Haas F1 Team racer was happy with the performance, particularly after where he was on the first lap at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello.

Grosjean was on the outside heading into turn two when he was hit by Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda’s Pierre Gasly, who had also been hit on his inside by Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN’s Kimi Räikkönen.  Grosjean had nowhere to go but through the gravel trap and then into the barriers.

He was able to escape the gravel trap (after restarting his engine!) and re-join the field, but the damage caused by the incident left him unable to fight with those ahead of him, and he duly finished at the back of the field.  But he was happy they were able to see the chequered flag, particularly … Read the rest

Mattia Binotto wants to duplicate lessons learned during Ferrari golden era

Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto has admitted that he wants to “duplicate” the lessons he learned during Ferrari’s golden era to try and transform the team’s fading fortunes.

From 1999-2004, Ferrari were dominant in F1 as they captured six constructors’ World Championship titles and the drivers’ crown on five occasions via Michael Schumacher.

At the time, Mattia Binotto, who had joined the Scuderia as a Test Engine Engineer in 1995, was working his way up through the ranks at a team spearheaded by Jean Todt, Ross Brawn and Rory Byrne.

These days, he is the team principal during a 2020 season which is proving to be an annus horribilis. Ferrari are sixth in the constructors’ standings, already a huge 259 points behind Mercedes whom they would have hoped to challenge.

With the Italian giants having created a Performance Department in the quest to get themselves back on track, Binotto … Read the rest

Official: Aubameyang signs a new deal – and it’s great news

Football’s worst kept secret is out. It had been teased for some time, but yesterday Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang officially signed his new Arsenal contract. It’s a three year deal, and while the financial aspect of it isn’t unimportant, it’s far from the main thing this morning, so I’d rather focus on what it means for the club and for the player.

We’re keeping someone who is absolutely essential for us right now, and who hopefully will continue to be so throughout the coming seasons. We all know how important he is because of how many goals he scores. There are very few world class strikers who can do what he does – score with incredible frequency and regularity while also being played out on the left.

Perhaps there’s now an argument to be made that this is his position, that he has made it work, and his quality offsets the … Read the rest

Melzer/Roger-Vasselin Save 3 M.P. In Rome Opener

Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin saved three consecutive match points on Wednesday to advance to the Internazionali BNL d’Italia second round in Rome.

Trailing 6/9 in a Match Tie-break, the Dubai semi-finalists claimed five consecutive points to complete a 6-4, 1-6, 11-9 victory against Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Melzer and Roger-Vasselin started well, winning 83 per cent of first-serve points (15/18) in the opening set before their opponents charged back into contention.

The Austrian-French duo is seeking its first title this week. Prior to this year, Melzer and Roger-Vasselin had made only two appearances as a team. Their next opponents will be 2017 champion Nicolas Mahut and Benoit Paire. Mahut and Paire battled past third seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 7-6(6), 2-6, 10-6.

US Open champions Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares extended their winning streak to six matches. The unseeded pairing saved all three break points it faced … Read the rest