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Liverpool news: Inter Milan want to sign Daniel Sturridge on loan

But the Serie A giants face a battle to convince Liverpool to let him leave in a temporary deal. The Reds would prefer a permanent transfer if they are going to lose the former Chelsea and Manchester City front man. A £30m asking price is likely to scare off potential buyers but they would also demand a large loan fee. Sturridge, 28, wants to leave Anfield to get regular first team football in a bid to salvage his hopes of making England’s World Cup squad this summer. He recently returned…

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Real Madrid to stun Chelsea, PSG and Bayern in mega spending spree to replace Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale will all be sold. And Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has eyes on Eden Hazard, Neymar and Robert Lewandowski. That is according to Spanish newspaper Marca, who claim the triple swoop in very much on Perez’s summer agenda. Real look set to ditch Bale and Benzema at the end of the season after campaigns fraught with injuries and poor form. Benzema, who has previously been linked with Arsenal, will be offloaded to the highest bidder, while Bale appears set to join either Manchester…

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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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Ryan Giggs says psychologist helped him deal with Manchester United exit

Ryan Giggs • Leaving Old Trafford was ‘going into the unknown’, says Giggs • Giggs appointed Wales manager on four-year contract Ryan Giggs has said that he sought help from a psychologist to deal with his departure from Manchester United, on the day he was unveiled as Chris Coleman’s successor as Wales manager. The former United midfielder has signed a four-year contract to take charge for the qualification campaigns for the 2020 European Championship and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar having last coached as an assistant to Louis van…

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Chelsea news LIVE updates: Kante swoop, shock Carroll deal, Conte next job

Chelsea news LIVE updates: Follow the latest from Stamford Bridge Monday January 15 Antonio Conte hits back at boo boys 06:00: Antonio Conte admits there are problems in his squad after struggling to break down Leicester. Chelsea were held to a goalless draw, as Alvaro Morata fired blanks again. And Conte has pleaded patience from the fans, as he said: “My answer (to the booing) is this… we are doing 120 per cent and want to try to do our best. “But, I repeat, you can win, you can lose.…

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Australia v England: first one-day international – live!

39th over: Australia 212-5 (Stonis 11, Paine 2) Woakes on for his third crack today. Has four overs to squeeze out after struggling earlier on. Well, doesn’t concede a boundary in this set, so that’s an improvement. Five from it in the smaller denominations. 38th over: Australia 207-5 (Stonis 7, Paine 1) Paine the new man, playing his first ODI in nearly seven years. What a great story his summer has been. Off the mark through the covers, then Stonis finds one to midwicket in order to keep the strike.…

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Lifestyle 

Welsh singer and entertainer Max Boyce: Where is he now?

He hosted his own BBC TV series in the late 70s/early 80s and has performed sell-out shows around the world. Max, 74, lives in his hometown of Glynneath, South Wales, and is married to Jean, with whom he has two daughters and two granddaughters. Max begins his 2018 tour next week. “My parents had only been married for three years when my father died in a mining tragedy. “It was six weeks before I was born, which was very difficult for my mother. I was their only child.” “I followed…

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Alexis Sanchez: Manchester United already know next transfer even if Arsenal star joins

Manchester United have stunningly thrown their hat into the ring for Sanchez, who is likely to leave Arsenal before the end of the month. Manchester City have spent months pursuing the Chile international but, with Pep Guardiola reportedly unwilling to match Arsenal’s asking price, it has opened the door to a move to Old Trafford. The Independent say United are increasingly confident of getting a deal for Alexis Sanchez done. And it is said that the Red Devils are already turning their attentions to the player’s Arsenal team-mate, Ozil –…

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Rhian Brewster injury: Liverpool youngster given oxygen in Man City U23 game

England yongster Brewster, 17, was subbed off before half time of the reserves game. Medical staff attended the Reds academy product, who is said to have been clearly in pain. He was replaced by Reds striker Liam Miller. Brewster was not the only player to go off in the U23s clash. The incident happened in stoppage time in the first half after City’s Benjamin Garre was also withdrawn with an injury. City won the game 3-2. Brewster is yet to make a first-team appearance for Liverpool but is tipped as…

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Man Utd ready to offer David De Gea mega-contract to fend off Real Madrid

The Spaniard remains on the wishlist of Real Madrid with Zinedine Zidane keen to sign a new goalkeeper. Los Blancos came close to signing David de Gea in the summer of 2015 before a deal fell through on deadline day. De Gea consequently signed a new contract that currently runs until 2019 with United having the option to extend to a further year. And according to The Sun, the Red Devils are now set to open talks over making him the club’s highest paid player. United are so desperate for…

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