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Report: Manchester United pull out of Sean Longstaff move

Manchester United reportedly end their interest in Sean Longstaff as Newcastle United value him at £50m, which is £30m than the Red Devils are willing to pay. Newcastle United youngster Sean Longstaff is reportedly no longer a target for Manchester United after they were quoted £50m for the midfielder. Following last season’s disappointing sixth-placed finish in the Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has focused on bringing in young, British players in the transfer window. Daniel James was signed from Swansea City for £15m and Aaron Wan-Bissaka followed close behind from Crystal Palace for £50m. Longstaff was touted as the next name on Solskjaer’s list, but The Mirror claims that Newcastle’s reluctance to accept anything lower than £50m has forced Man United to look els...

Liverpool pull out of race to sign Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt?

Premier League runners-up Liverpool reportedly decide to end their interest in Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt. Liverpool reportedly decide to end their interest in signing Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt. The Merseyside giants have been one of a number of clubs linked with the centre-back, who will leave the Dutch giants during the summer transfer window. However, according to the Daily Mail, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has opted to prioritise additions in other areas of the pitch. The report claims that the German wants to sign a new left-back and versatile forward, while a replacement may also be required for backup goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Liverpool currently have four centre-backs in their first-team squad, although De Ligt could have been brought in to replace Dejan Lovren or Joel Ma...

Result: Ajax pull off another famous win in Turin to eliminate Juventus

Ajax produce a second-leg comeback to overcome Juventus 2-1 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. Ajax have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 1997 with a 2-1 victory over Juventus at the Allianz Arena, sending them through 3-2 on aggregate. The Dutch side trailed to Cristiano Ronaldo‘s fifth knockout-round goal in Juve colours with half an hour played, but they hit back through Donny van de Beek and Matthijs de Ligt to deservedly progress through. Erik ten Hag‘s side have now seen off defending champions Real Madrid and many people’s favourites Juventus to make it to the semis, where they will face the winners of the all-Premier League tie between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. © ...

Zak Brown threatens to pull McLaren out of F1

McLaren is threatening to quit F1. McLaren is threatening to quit F1. The once-great British team has struggled in its most recent Honda and Renault-powered eras. Ahead of the crunch meeting with Liberty Media on Tuesday over the 2021 regulations, current boss Zak Brown said F1 in the future needs to be “financially viable” and allow the team to “fight fairly and competitively”. “If it wasn’t that, we would seriously have to consider our position in F1,” he told the Guardian. “People throw it out there as a negotiating tactic but this has to be a fiscally responsible, competitive racing team and, if we feel the new rules don’t put us in that situation, we would have to review our participation in F1,” Brown added. One sticking poi...

Wright urges underdog Saints to pull off another Celtic Park upset

The 2014 Scottish Cup winners have enjoyed some good results at Parkhead in recent times. St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has told his men to draw on their history of upsetting the odds when they travel to Celtic Park. The 2014 Scottish Cup winners return to the scene of their greatest triumph when they take on holders Celtic in the fifth round on Sunday. Wright was in charge when Saints beat Dundee United to lift their first major trophy and experienced victory at Parkhead again the following year when Danny Swanson’s goal earned a 1-0 win over the Hoops. Saints also drew twice at Celtic Park last season and Wright has told his team to have belief ahead of their third game against the champions in 11 days. Wright told Saints TV: “It’s probably the toughest draw you cou...

Wally Downes urges AFC Wimbledon to pull off a ‘great escape’

Wally Downes has urged his AFC Wimbledon players to use their FA Cup heroics as a springboard to pull off the “great escape”. The Dons made a mockery of their position at the bottom of League One as they dumped top-flight West Ham out in the fourth round. Downes, a member of the original Wimbledon’s Crazy Gang in the 1980s, was brought back to the club as manager in December in a bid to turn around their fortunes. A Saturday night that we will never forget! #AFCW @ProSportsImages @EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/652tJAjdH0 — AFC Wimbledon (@AFCWimbledon) January 27, 2019 Yet back-to-back heavy home defeats to Barnsley and Fleetwood left them eight points from safety, making Saturday evening’s 4-2 win all the more remarkable. The Dons are now in the fifth round for the...

Newcastle United pull plug on Jordan Lukaku loan deal

Newcastle pull the plug on a loan move for Lazio defender Jordan Lukaku, who underwent a medical on Tyneside on Friday afternoon. Jordan Lukaku‘s proposed loan switch from Lazio to Newcastle United has collapsed, reportedly because of medical reasons. The Belgian defender underwent a medical with the Magpies on Friday and was expected to be unveiled by the club at some point this weekend. Newcastle have announced that Lukaku will not be joining this month, however, and the 24-year-old – brother of Manchester United’s Romelu – will now return to Italy. “Newcastle United can confirm that Jordan Lukaku will not be joining the club,” a club statement read. “The Belgian defender was on Tyneside on Friday after being given permission to travel by his cur...

Barcelona pull out of race to sign Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt?

Barcelona have reportedly conceded defeat in their pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt as the Ajax youngster is instead torn between Juventus and Bayern Munich. Barcelona have reportedly pulled the plug on their pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt as they are no longer confident of persuading the Ajax youngster to join them. De Ligt is regarded as one of the hottest talents in European football, seeing his form over the past 12 months rewarded with the highly-coveted 2018 Golden Boy award earlier this month. Barca are believed to have sent representatives to Amsterdam to hold initial talks with both De Ligt and teammate Frenkie de Jong, despite Ajax making it clear that neither player will be sold in January. Spanish outlet AS suggests that the Catalan giants are no longer in the running to sign De Ligt, ...

Australia pull injured Huddersfield star Mooy out of Asian Cup squad

Mooy damaged knee ligaments against Arsenal earlier this month. Aaron Mooy has been ruled out of next month’s Asian Cup after Australia medical staff agreed with Huddersfield that the midfielder should stay in England. The 28-year-old suffered medial knee ligament damage in the defeat by Arsenal earlier this month but was a surprise inclusion in Graham Arnold’s 23-man Australia squad last week. Huddersfield expect Mooy to be sidelined until February and assessment by Socceroos’ senior physiotherapist Phil Coles confirmed he will be unavailable for the Asian Cup. Mooy will now be replaced in the squad and will continue his rehabilitation at Huddersfield. Terriers manager David Wagner said on htafc.com: “I’m really happy that, together with the FFA, we have reached the mutual decision for Aa...

Rose and McCarthy pull out of England squad

Both players arrived in the England camp with minor injuries and will miss the matches against Croatia and Spain. By Simon Peach and Phil Medlicott, Press Association SportFiled: Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 10:14 UK Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11:08 UK Danny Rose joined Alex McCarthy in pulling out of the England squad through injury, meaning Ben Chilwell is in line to make his first senior start in Friday’s Nations League clash with Croatia. Three months after facing one another in the World Cup semi-finals, the Three Lions travel to Rijeka before heading onto an arguably even tougher assignment against Spain. Southgate will be without Tottenham left-back Rose and Southampton goalkeeper McCarthy for those games after withdrawing from the squad on Thursday due to the “min...

Report: Burnley pull out of deal to sign Sam Clucas

Burnley reportedly pull out of a deal to sign £8m-rated midfielder Sam Clucas from Championship side Swansea City. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 20:41 UK Last Updated: Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 20:43 UK Sam Clucas is likely to remain at Swansea City after Burnley pulled out of a deal to sign the midfielder, according to a report. The 27-year-old travelled to Lancashire earlier this week to undergo a medical ahead of completing an £8m switch between the clubs. Burnley have shelved plans to sign the former Hull City ace, however, with the Lancashire Telegraph hinting that personal terms may have been an issue. Clucas is currently recovering from knee surgery that saw him miss Swansea’s pre-season campaign, but that did not stop Sean Dych...

Derby County pull off double loan swoop for Harry Wilson, Mason Mount

Championship side Derby County sign Harry Wilson and Mason Mount on season-long loan deals from Liverpool and Chelsea respectively. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 17:56 UK Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 17:56 UK Frank Lampard has made his first signings as Derby County manager by bringing in Harry Wilson and Mason Mount on loan for the 2018-19 campaign. Liverpool youngster Wilson and Chelsea starlet Mount had been on the radar of numerous sides after impressing away from their parent clubs last season. Wilson netted seven times in 13 Championship matches for Hull City in the second half of the previous campaign, while Mount scored 14 goals and assisted another nine to be crowned Vitesse Arnhem’s Player of the Year. Lampard is g...

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