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Bayern Munich join chase for Tottenham Hotspur’s Kieran Trippier?

Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kieran Trippier is a rumoured transfer target for Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich have added Kieran Trippier to their list of possible right-back targets, according to a report. The Bundesliga champions are believed to be looking to bring in a new player in that position ahead of the new campaign to rival Joshua Kimmich. Sky Sports News claims that Trippier has emerged as an option for Bayern, but they are wary of overspending on a player that will effectively act as a back-up choice. Trippier struggled in 2018-19 after an impressive showing for England at the World Cup last summer, leading to suggestions that Tottenham are ready to cash in. If the Lilywhites’ asking price is too high, the report suggests that Bayern may instead move for Monaco‘s Benja...

Manchester United’s Harry Maguire chase ‘very much alive’

A report claims that Harry Maguire is still a target for Manchester United, despite Leicester City upping their asking price to £70m. Manchester United are reportedly still confident of reaching an agreement with Leicester City for central defender Harry Maguire. The Red Devils are believed to be the only side in the running to sign the England international following Manchester City’s decision to look elsewhere. Leicester apparently increased their asking price for Maguire to £70m, which City were reluctant to pay. Sky Sports News reports that United remain keen to sign the 26-year-old, though, and a source close to the negations has described their pursuit as “very much alive”. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side have already signed two British players this summer, with A...

Report: Manchester United given boost in Ruben Dias chase

A report claims that Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias remains on Manchester United’s radar and he is still available for around £52m. Manchester United have been given hope in their bid to land Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias, according to a report. The Red Devils are rumoured to have switched focus to the 22-year-old as a cheaper alternative to Napoli‘s Kalidou Koulibaly. Dias fits with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s vision of signing young players for the future and he is believed to have been watched up close a number of times by the Premier League club last season. Benfica had been hoping to up the defender’s release clause to £89m, but Portuguese outlet A Bola claims that they have so far failed to do so and United may now pounce. However, a move for the Portugal internat...

Mendy promises to follow rules as Manchester City chase glory

Benjamin Mendy insists he is no troublemaker and vowed to stick to the rulebook as the Manchester City left-back looks to make up for lost time. The 24-year-old has endured a topsy-turvy time since arriving at the Etihad Stadium in 2017. Mendy’s first season with City was brought to an abrupt halt by a cruciate ligament injury and, having helped France win the World Cup, on Saturday he made his first start since undergoing meniscus surgery in November. The full-back helped seal a hard-fought 1-0 FA Cup semi-final win against Brighton, but the questions after did not only revolve around fitness. Disciplined last September for reporting late to have treatment on a foot injury after attending a boxing event, Mendy was this week subject of reports that he was in a nightclub in the early hours ...

Manchester United ‘join chase for Callum Hudson-Odoi’

Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi emerges as a rumoured summer transfer target for Manchester United after making his senior England debut on Friday. Manchester United are ready to enter the bidding for teenage Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to a report. The 18-year-old was the subject of a failed £35m bid by Bayern Munch in January and is believed to remain on the German champions’ radar. Borussia Dortmund and Premier League side Liverpool have also been tipped to make a move for the England international, who has just over a year left to run on his existing deal. Hudson-Odoi looks unlikely to agree fresh terms at Stamford Bridge, potentially sparking a bidding war for his signature in the summer transfer window. The Daily Mail claims that Man United are prepared to ...

Jason Roy and Joe Root highlight England’s highest successful run chase

Centuries from Jason Roy and Joe Root powered England to their record one-day run chase, seeing off the West Indies by six wickets in Barbados after weathering a barrage of sixes by Chris Gayle. The tourists were up against it in the first ODI after Gayle ended his six-month exile from Windies colours in towering fashion, hitting 12 maximums in a knock of 135 and guiding his team to 360 for eight. England’s previous best pursuit was the 350 they scored against New Zealand in 2015 but Roy was fearless at the top of the order, hitting 123 in 85 balls, while Joe Root all but finished the job with a measured 102. 364-4 v West Indies, February 2019 350-3 v New Zealand, June 2015 314-4 v Australia, June 2018 308-2 v Bangladesh, June 2017 306-5 v Pakistan, October 2000 He fell with the scores tie...

Potter focused on win not windfall as Swans chase rare FA Cup quarter-final

The Swans have made the the last eight of the competition on four previous occasions. Swansea manager Graham Potter insists he is focused on beating Brentford and not the financial rewards that reaching the quarter-finals of the FA Cup would bring. Potter’s hands have been tied this season with Swansea facing up to the harsh economic realities that accompanies relegation from the Premier League. Swansea have been in turmoil off the pitch with long-time chairman Huw Jenkins having resigned this month in protest at the way the club is being run by American owners Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien. No less than 16 players, excluding loan signings, have left Swansea since their seven-year stay in the top flight came to an end and Potter, who was appointed in June, has had to construct an almost en...

Warren Gatland wants patience as Wales chase down record against Italy

Warren Gatland believes that patience will be key when Wales chase a record-equalling win in Rome next Saturday. Gatland’s squad has relocated from Paris – the scene of Friday’s Guinness Six Nations victory over France – to the Cote d’Azur and a beach-front base in Nice. It is from there that head coach Gatland will plot the second phase of the Six Nations campaign, which is off and running thanks to Wales overturning a 16-0 interval deficit and scoring 24 second-half points against Les Bleus. If Wales topple Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in six days they will match their all-time longest unbeaten run of 11 Tests, set between 1907 and 1910. George North scored twice as Wales fought back to beat France on Friday (David Davies/PA) That sequence was ended by England at Twicke...

Shaqiri sees similarities with former glories as Liverpool chase title

Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri recognises a winning mentality in the current squad he has seen before with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. Jurgen Klopp‘s side have lost just once this season and top the Premier League table heading into Monday night’s match at West Ham. The club are seeking to win their first title since 1990 and while only James Milner (with Manchester City) and Daniel Sturridge (who had limited exposure with Chelsea) have a Premier League winners’ medals Shaqiri, who has two German league titles to his name, feels there is the necessary know-how present. “I played in Germany and won titles there, so I have experience of it,” said the Switzerland international, who also won three championships with Basel. “It has to be a winning m...

Arsenal ‘step up Aissa Mandi chase’

Arsenal are reportedly keen to secure a loan deal for Real Betis defender Aissa Mandi before the end of the January transfer window. Arsenal have reportedly decided to try to sign Real Betis defender Aissa Mandi before the end of the month. Unai Emery is struggling for numbers in defence due to a succession of injuries, and the Gunners boss is desperate to add to his backline during the January window. The North London outfit will be without Hector Bellerin for the rest of the season, and according to El Desmarque, that has led to Arsenal moving for Mandi. The report suggests that Emery wants to sign the versatile player on a loan deal with the possibility of a £26m transfer being pushed through in the summer. Mandi has made a total of 27 starts for Betis in all competitions this season, w...

Result: England humiliated in Barbados as Chase emerges as unlikely West Indies hero

England’s hopes of a famous rearguard in Barbados ended in a humiliating 381-defeat in the first Test as unheralded spinner Roston Chase took remarkable figures of eight for 60. Chase arrived at the Kensington Oval with a career bowling average north of 47, but played the role of languid assassin despite finding no appreciable spin. England will look back in horror at their latest visit to Bridgetown, having been rolled over for 77 in the first innings and spent almost an entire wicketless day failing to part a seventh-wicket pair. But their capitulation at the hands of a functional off-break bowler who had expected to play a peripheral role was arguably the most surprising twist of all. Windies complete a huge win over England! Roston Chase finishes with remarkable figures of 8/60 as the ...

England’s rearguard crumbles as Chase leads West Indies to verge of victory

West Indies spinner Roston Chase was England‘s unlikely nemesis as their hopes of a brave rearguard crumbled on the fourth afternoon of the first Test. After being blown away for 77 by brilliant pace bowling on Thursday, England gifted four wickets to the gentle off-spin of Chase and were staring a hefty defeat in the face. Rory Burns, who made 84, Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali all fell to the all-rounder despite no appreciable spin and very little trickery. We are six wickets down at tea on Day 4. Scorecard: https://t.co/hMJYIoKAUh#WIvENG pic.twitter.com/S0cvDzYpjq — England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 26, 2019 By tea the tourists were 217 for six, still 411 adrift and with four full sessions in front of them in Barbados. Burns, having scored 39 of England’s 56 for ...

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