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Focused Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has dismissed speculation he was offered £15million a year to leave Tottenham and take charge of Real Madrid. Pochettino has long been touted as a future Madrid manager and speculation over his Spurs future has been rife since last month’s sacking of Julen Lopetegui. Reports suggested Madrid offered the Argentine head coach a blockbuster deal to succeed Lopetegui, only for him

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No Respect Benzema

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has hit back at his critics following his match-winning display in the Champions League against Viktoria Plzen. The 30-year-old scored twice in the first half and in doing so became only the seventh player in the history of the club to surpass 200 goals, joining an all-star list of names including Cristiano Ronaldo, Ferenc Puskas, Alfredo Di

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Happy Gunner

Mesut Ozil is open to the idea of seeing out his career at Arsenal and believes he can extend his playing days for another eight years. The German playmaker saw his future at Emirates Stadium fall under the microscope last season, as he entered the final year of his contract. He was, however, to display his commitment to the club by penning fresh

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Mocking CR7

Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal for Juventus against Manchester United got everyone talking, but even more talked about was his celebration. The Portuguese winger latched on to Leonardo Bonucci’s pinpoint pass and smashed a first time volley past a hapless David De Gea in the Manchester United goal to give Juventus a lead in the 65th minute. Once the goal went in, Ronaldo celebrated

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PUMA Magic

Puma announced that Spanish midfielder David Silva, whose extraordinary ball control and many assists earned him the name “El Mago” (the magician), has signed with PUMA Football. A crucial part of his country’s golden generation, Silva scored 35 goals for Spain’s national team in 124 appearances. At club level, Silva has delighted fans of Manchester since 2010 with 50 goals and 77

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Chelsea Mourinho Clash

Chelsea assistant coach Marco Ianni has been fined £6,000 by the Football Association (FA) following his touchline clash with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. Ross Barkley’s stoppage-time goal in the 2-2 draw with United on October 20 sparked a melee involving Ianni, Mourinho and Stamford Bridge stewards. Ianni celebrated wildly in front of the seated United boss, prompting Mourinho to react furiously

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Good Son

Tottenham and South Korea Heung-Min Son made a donation of around £70,000 to his country’s armed forces prior to triumphing in this year’s Asian Games,  Kookbangilbo, the army’s official daily newspaper, revealed. Son, 26, went into the competition with special motivation to succeed. Under South Korean law, all males under the age of 28 are obliged to undertake two years of

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Zidane Incomparable

Santiago Solari dismissed comparisons to Zinedine Zidane after being appointed interim coach of Real Madrid. Solari was named caretaker Madrid boss after Julen Lopetegui was sacked in the wake of his side’s 5-1 El Clasico loss to Barcelona on Sunday. The former Argentina and Madrid midfielder steps up from his role as Castilla coach – just as Zidane did in

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Ballon d’Or Dreaming

Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Griezmann admits that he dreams of winning the Ballon d’Or. Griezmann, 27, is again a contender for the individual honour this year, having won the World Cup with France after guiding Atletico to Europa League glory. Griezmann enjoyed another fine year, including scoring 29 goals for Atletico during the 2017-18 campaign. And the 65-time

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Manchester Undone

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has stoked the fire ahead of the Manchester Derby in less than two weeks after leaving out Manchester United’s name from his title rivals list. The two teams meet at the Etihad Stadium on November 11 with City top of the table on goal difference from Liverpool following their Monday night win over Tottenham. Meanwhile,

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