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Real Madrid transfer blow: Manchester City slam door shut on January deal

Nicolas Otamendi has had a resurgence under Pep Guardiola this season and has been pivotal in Manchester City’s march toward the title. The Argentina international has been an ever-present at the back and chipped in with four Premier League goals already this season. His fine form is said to have caught the attention of Real Madrid who are keen to bring the former Valencia man back to Spain. However, Don Balon claim the La Liga champions have been told the 29-year-old is not for sale. The report says Florentino Perez…

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FIFA 18 TOTY Defenders, Goalkeeper COUNTDOWN: Full nominees, reveal time, release date

FIFA 18 developer EA Sports is getting ready to announce which defenders and goalkeeper have made it into the FUT team of the year. EA Sports has already announced the attackers and midfielders, and is getting ready to reveal the defensive positions. The TOTY defenders category features a whole host of Premier League stars, including David Luiz, Marcos Alonso, Kyle Walker, Jan Vertonghen and Antonio Valencia. The four defenders that gave made it into the FIFA 18 TOTY will be revealed at 3pm UK time. The team of the year defenders…

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FIFA 18 TOTY 2018: Team of the Year Defenders, Midfielders and FINAL squad news

Soon, fans will know the full roster of this year’s best players, including just how many Premier League stars have made the cut. So far, we know that only a few have final lineup, which is slowly being revealed by EA Sports. Half of 2018’s FIFA 18 TOTY have been confirmed, with just the best defenders and goalkeepers left to unveil. That’s happening today, with the new players going live around 6pm, UK time. As already confirmed by EA Sports, Each vote for Team of the Year players consisted of…

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Man Utd 3 – Stoke 0: Red Devils cruise to win thanks to Valencia, Martial and Lukaku

Well-taken goals from Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku gave them a comfortable win and cut Manchester City’s lead at the top of the table to 12 points. And it also underlined the task facing new Stoke manager Paul Lambert whose new charges have shipped 10 goals on their two visits to Manchester this season as well as five at Tottenham and Chelsea. United made sure it will not be easy for boss Jose Mourinho to fit Sanchez into his team – if he does sign the Chilean –…

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Man Utd vs Stoke LIVE updates: Latest score; Alexis Sanchez deal, Mkhitaryan to Arsenal

REUTERS Man Utd vs Stoke LIVE updates: Latest Premier League news, goals and highlights from Old Trafford Manchester United 2-0 Stoke LIVE updates: Latest Premier League news, goals and highlights from Old Trafford; including Jose Mourinho’s pursuit of Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez 73: I think it’s more a matter of WHEN and not IF Manchester United will score a third. Romelu Lukaku is booked for shoving Martins Indi. Steven Ireland does the same thing to Juan Mata seconds later and receives the same punishment. Peter Crouch is replaced by Mame…

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Arsenal make bid for Angel Di Maria but Manchester United are scuppering deal

Arsenal are eyeing PSG star Di Maria as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who is wanted by both Manchester clubs this month. Yet Spanish website Don Balon say the north London giants face a fight persuading the Argentina international to sign on, with memories from his nightmare time at United still on his mind. The Red Devils splashed out £60million to sign the player from Real Madrid ahead of Arsenal in 2014 in Louis van Gaal’s first season in charge. A bright start then followed with Di Maria blossoming on…

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‘This could have ended in tragedy’ Shocking moment ferry HITS cruise liner

The collision between the roll-on roll-off Fantastic ferry belonging to the Italian shipping company Grandi Navi Veloci and the Viking Star cruise ship sparked initial fears a major rescue operation would have to be launched. Fortunately no-one was injured in the incident just before 2pm on Friday, although an investigation is now underway to try to find out what went wrong. Footage of the collision taken by a dock worker showed the Fantastic ferry’s stern rammed against the side of the Viking Star as both vessels blasted their sirens. The…

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Transfer news LIVE updates: Man Utd Sanchez bid Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Barcelona

Transfer news LIVE updates: Follow all the latest transfer news. Thursday 11 January Man Utd make Sanchez bid 12.45: Manchester United have made a £25million bid to sign Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez from under the noses of Manchester City. Sanchez has appeared set to leave Arsenal for Manchester City despite seeing a move to the Etihad Stadium fall through over the summer. But the Guardian say Manchester United have now attempted to steal a march on their fierce rivals by launching a spectacular £25million bid. The Red Devils are desperate…

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola finds alternative to Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez

Express Sport understands Manchester City are confident of signing Sanchez from Arsenal for £35million this month. Guardiola has earmarked the Chile international as the ideal replacement for Gabriel Jesus, who has been ruled out of action through injury. However, having missed out on signing Sanchez from Arsenal in the summer despite a fee being agreed, Guardiola is ready to pounce for an alternative if history repeats itself. And Spanish outlet Don Balon say the Manchester City boss is a huge admirer of Valencia’s Guedes. The 21-year-old is currently spending the…

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La Liga transfer news: Arrizabalaga, Icardi, Laporte…Top 15 most likely deals in January

Coutinho put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half year deal at the Nou Camp earlier this week, claiming the switch from Liverpool to Barcelona was like a dream come true. However, Barca manager Ernesto Valverde is far from finished in the transfer market this month, with the Catalan club rumoured to be monitoring a host of other stars. Meanwhile, rivals Real Madrid are 16 points off the pace in La Liga and desperately require reinforcements, but who will Zinedine Zidane pursue? Mauro Icardi, Aymeric Laporte and Kepa Arrizabalaga have all…

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