Hazard: I Have No Chance Of Winning Ballon d’Or

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Eden Hazard has stated he has no chance of winning the 2017 ballon d’or and believes he is only on the shortlist, because he plays for Chelsea.

The Belgium international was vital for Chelsea last season, scoring 16 goals and assisting five.

Hazard also helped Belgium become the first country in Europe to qualify for the 2018 world cup, but believes there are players better than he is who should have made the list.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “I have no chance [of winning]. I think a lot of players are better than me but I am happy to be in the last 30 players.

“I know I am on this list because I play for Chelsea and because I play with great team-mates. They help me every week to be on this list.

“I don’t know if in the future I can have the chance to win the Ballon d’Or but it is not my objective now. My objective is to play and to enjoy myself on the pitch.”

“We have more chance to win the Ballon d’Or if we win everything,” he added. “I think this year, Ronaldo deserved it [his nomination] because he won with Portugal, he won the Champions League, he won La Liga.

“If one day I want to win, I just have to win everything. Nice and simple!”

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Hazard: I Have No Chance Of Winning Ballon d’Or

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Eden Hazard has stated he has no chance of winning the 2017 ballon d’or and believes he is only on the shortlist, because he plays for Chelsea.

The Belgium international was vital for Chelsea last season, scoring 16 goals and assisting five.

Hazard also helped Belgium become the first country in Europe to qualify for the 2018 world cup, but believes there are players better than he is who should have made the list.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “I have no chance [of winning]. I think a lot of players are better than me but I am happy to be in the last 30 players.

“I know I am on this list because I play for Chelsea and because I play with great team-mates. They help me every week to be on this list.

“I don’t know if in the future I can have the chance to win the Ballon d’Or but it is not my objective now. My objective is to play and to enjoy myself on the pitch.”

“We have more chance to win the Ballon d’Or if we win everything,” he added. “I think this year, Ronaldo deserved it [his nomination] because he won with Portugal, he won the Champions League, he won La Liga.

“If one day I want to win, I just have to win everything. Nice and simple!”

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Hazard: I Have No Chance Of Winning Ballon d’Or

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Eden Hazard has stated he has no chance of winning the 2017 ballon d’or and believes he is only on the shortlist, because he plays for Chelsea.

The Belgium international was vital for Chelsea last season, scoring 16 goals and assisting five.

Hazard also helped Belgium become the first country in Europe to qualify for the 2018 world cup, but believes there are players better than he is who should have made the list.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “I have no chance [of winning]. I think a lot of players are better than me but I am happy to be in the last 30 players.

“I know I am on this list because I play for Chelsea and because I play with great team-mates. They help me every week to be on this list.

“I don’t know if in the future I can have the chance to win the Ballon d’Or but it is not my objective now. My objective is to play and to enjoy myself on the pitch.”

“We have more chance to win the Ballon d’Or if we win everything,” he added. “I think this year, Ronaldo deserved it [his nomination] because he won with Portugal, he won the Champions League, he won La Liga.

“If one day I want to win, I just have to win everything. Nice and simple!”

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Moyes: I Did Not Want To Make Fellaini My First Signing

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Former Manchester United, David Moyes has revealed that making Marouane Fellaini his first signing at Old Trafford was not his plan.

Moyes left Everton for the Red Devils in 2013, and brought Fellaini with him for a fee of £27.5 million.

However, the Scot manager has revealed that he was interested in signing Nemanja Matic and not the Belgium man.

“You can ask my staff – the last thing I wanted was for Marouane Fellaini to be my first signing,” Moyes told Radio 5 live.

“I knew, coming from my old club, the look was never going to be good.

“I’ve got to say we looked at Matic as well. He hadn’t done well for Chelsea and had gone back to Benfica.

“He was a consideration. We probably did need a more defensive type player in hindsight.

“Someone who would sit and play, make passes from the middle of the park. But we didn’t get a lot of the things we hoped for.

“And in the end we only ended up getting Marouane on deadline day or we would’ve got no one in that summer at all.”

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Moyes: I Did Not Want To Make Fellaini My First Signing

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Former Manchester United, David Moyes has revealed that making Marouane Fellaini his first signing at Old Trafford was not his plan.

Moyes left Everton for the Red Devils in 2013, and brought Fellaini with him for a fee of £27.5 million.

However, the Scot manager has revealed that he was interested in signing Nemanja Matic and not the Belgium man.

“You can ask my staff – the last thing I wanted was for Marouane Fellaini to be my first signing,” Moyes told Radio 5 live.

“I knew, coming from my old club, the look was never going to be good.

“I’ve got to say we looked at Matic as well. He hadn’t done well for Chelsea and had gone back to Benfica.

“He was a consideration. We probably did need a more defensive type player in hindsight.

“Someone who would sit and play, make passes from the middle of the park. But we didn’t get a lot of the things we hoped for.

“And in the end we only ended up getting Marouane on deadline day or we would’ve got no one in that summer at all.”

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Moyes: I Did Not Want To Make Fellaini My First Signing

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Former Manchester United, David Moyes has revealed that making Marouane Fellaini his first signing at Old Trafford was not his plan.

Moyes left Everton for the Red Devils in 2013, and brought Fellaini with him for a fee of £27.5 million.

However, the Scot manager has revealed that he was interested in signing Nemanja Matic and not the Belgium man.

“You can ask my staff – the last thing I wanted was for Marouane Fellaini to be my first signing,” Moyes told Radio 5 live.

“I knew, coming from my old club, the look was never going to be good.

“I’ve got to say we looked at Matic as well. He hadn’t done well for Chelsea and had gone back to Benfica.

“He was a consideration. We probably did need a more defensive type player in hindsight.

“Someone who would sit and play, make passes from the middle of the park. But we didn’t get a lot of the things we hoped for.

“And in the end we only ended up getting Marouane on deadline day or we would’ve got no one in that summer at all.”

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Zidane Not Interested In Barcelona Job

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Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has stated he has no interest whatsoever in leaving leaving the club for Barcelona.

Zidane will be managing his 100th match for Madrid in all competitions against Getafe and after being a success as a player for the club, he has done the same as a manager.

And Madrid are the only club for the 45-year-old Zidane, who was asked if he would ever coach Barca.

“I’ve got my white heart and I’m not going to change,” Zidane told reporters.

“Many have asked me to be in another place and it’s not for me, I’m here.

“I’m only thinking about what I’m doing at the moment and, with respect, nothing else.”

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Pep Guardiola Doesn’t Want David Silva To Leave Manchester City

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Pep Guardiola wants David Silva to never leave Manchester City.

The 31-year-old is currently in talks to extend his deal to 2020.

“His reputation throughout the world – they know how good he is,” said Guardiola. “His teammates give him a lot of credit, the media and the fans.

“He loves to be here because he’s part of the history – Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero. He’s one of the guys who have given this club the important step.

“I think we’d like him to stay until he decides.”

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Report : West Ham Could Sell Reece Oxford In January

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West Ham could be ready to sell teenage defender Reece Oxford in January, according to the Mirror.

Slaven Bilic reportedly told the 18-year-old not to think he is on a par with France’s prodigious talent Kylian Mbappe after both players were nominated for the prestigious Golden Boy award.

Bilic hopes Oxford does not start to get ideas above his station and said: ‘Someone recognised him to be nominated for the Golden Boy award.

‘If he goes one way and thinks he is Mbappe then that’s wrong. He needs to use this in the right way.

‘He has got it in him, get his place and start playing regularly. Hopefully he will get that in Germany and it’ll be great to play in the Bundesliga.’

Oxford is currently on a season-long loan at Borussia Monchengladbach.

Manchester United tried to sign England prospect Oxford before the centre half signed a five year deal at West Ham.

They could come back given any encouragement while Monchengladbach took him on loan to help his development.

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Juventus Close To Signing Empoli’s Teenage Midfielder Hamed Junior Traore

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Juventus have secured a pre-agreement to sign Empoli starlet Hamed Junior Traore, reports TuttoJuve.com.

The Serie A champions have ramped up their interest in the 17-year-old midfielder and TuttoJuve.com reports that a pre-agreement has been reached between all parties ahead of a future transfer.

Hamed Junior Traore is the latest prospect to emerge from Empoli’s impressive youth setup and scored nine goals and added eight assists for the Primavera last season. This year, he’ll be with the senior side, as they attempt to earn promotion to Serie A.

Juventus and Empoli have a fantastic relationship and do business with each other constantly. Joel Untersee currently plays for the Azzurri on loan, while the two clubs worked together in the Matheus Pereira deal. Marcel Buchel, Daniele Rugani and Andres Tello also switched between the two sides in recent years.

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Former Barcelona Defender Adriano Backs Arda Turan To Return To Barcelona’s First-team

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Former Barcelona defender Adriano has backed Arda Turan to return to the first-team fold at Barca.

Arda, who joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2015, has failed to establish himself at the Nou Camp and has been tipped to leave the club when the transfer window re-opens in January. He has not made a single first-team appearance under Ernesto Valverde this season.

However, his former Barca team-mate Adriano, who is now on the books at Besiktas, believes the playmaker is good enough for Valverde’s starting XI.

Speaking in the Turkish media, Adriano said: “I think that Arda has the ability to be a starting player at Barcelona. When he arrived he could not play for six months due to the sanction of the CAS.

“After that it was fairly difficult for him to have the same rhythm as the others. He also had injuries. They were difficult moments for him. But I think that Arda could overcome all of the obstacles and he will return to be the player that we know.”

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Football Papers :All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Morning

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  • Dele Alli is set to demand more money than Harry Kane in new contract talks with Tottenham.
  • Diafra Sakho’s West Ham contract contains a two-year option.
  • Under-fire Everton boss Ronald Koeman has been backed by the club’s chairman.
  • West Brom loanee Grzegorz Krychowiak was ‘deceived’ by Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Mark Hughes says he would have kept Fabian Delph in midfield rather than convert him to a left-back like Pep Guardiola has.
  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte could be without N’Golo Kante for as many as seven games.
  • Dele Alli has been given a sponsorship deal with Pepsi following in the footsteps of Lionel Messi and David Beckham.
  • Antonio Conte has given Chelsea players hope he will stay for the long-term after moving his family to England.
  • Newcastle pair Jamaal Lascelles and Mo Diame have apologised to the squad for their training ground fight and offered to buy them all lunch.
  • Jurgen Klopp says he would quit Liverpool if he believed they could not win the Premier League title.
  • Wayne Rooney is set for a recall into the Everton first-team with Ronald Koeman under pressure.
  • Jermain Defoe says he told Tottenham Harry Kane was a special talent when he was just a young teenager.
  • Mikel Merino is targeting a place in the Spain squad after signing permanently for Newcastle United.
  • Burnley’s Johann Berg Gudmundsson says Iceland would love to upset England again in the World Cup.
  • Mark Hughes says Pep Guardiola would play a midfielder in goal if he could.
  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is growing increasingly frustrated with Mesut Ozil’s contract situation.
  • Roy Hodgson has warned Crystal Palace not to put all the pressure on Wilfried Zaha ahead of his return.

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Valverde: Messi Will Not Be Rested

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Ernesto Valverde has stated that Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi will not be rested regardless of the amount of matches he has played.

The Argentina forward has played in all 11 of Barcelona’s matches this season and has played for Argentina in all their qualifying games.

Messi was instrumental in Argentina qualifying for the World Cup, scoring all three goals as Argentina beat Ecuador 3-1. Despite his busy schedule, Valverde says he will not be rested.

“Messi had his pre-season which was normal – sometimes the players come off World Cups and other tournaments,” Valverde explained at his pre-match media conference.

“There are players who come late to the pre-season, but for him it was normal in that respect.

“I think he is strong at the moment and we through it was important for him to help us early on this season.

“We will look at it as the season goes on, but for now it is good idea for us that he keeps playing.”

“His perpetual competitiveness [impresses me most],” said Valverde.

“You know that he can resolve any game. He is the best player in the world, he knows that, and it is tough to carry that weight on your shoulders every day.

“It is not just one day, it’s today, tomorrow, the next day – it is an unbelievable level of competitiveness he has.”

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Koeman Does Not Want Netherlands Job

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Ronald Koeman has stated he does not want to replace Dick Adcocaat as Netherlands manager and will stay on with Everton.

Netherlands failed to qualify for the World Cup and missed out on a playoff berth to Sweden, Dick Adcocaat is expected to leave his position after his failure.

Koeman has been named as a possible replacement, with the KNVB interested in his services, but the Dutch manager has no designs on leaving Everton.

“I am not surprised they put my name in because they did the same some years ago,” he told reporters.

“I am not surprised. But I am Everton manager. That’s the most important and nothing else.

“It’s not realistic now because we have other business to do with Everton.”

“We’ve lost quality in Netherlands,” he continued. “We have no real top European players left. Arjen Robben was maybe the last and he has stopped.

“We have good talents, but they leave Netherlands too quickly and we must change that.

“Belgium and Germany changed a lot of things and we have to as well. But we’ll come back because we’ve always had good players.”

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Koeman Does Not Want Netherlands Job

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Ronald Koeman has stated he does not want to replace Dick Adcocaat as Netherlands manager and will stay on with Everton.

Netherlands failed to qualify for the World Cup and missed out on a playoff berth to Sweden, Dick Adcocaat is expected to leave his position after his failure.

Koeman has been named as a possible replacement, with the KNVB interested in his services, but the Dutch manager has no designs on leaving Everton.

“I am not surprised they put my name in because they did the same some years ago,” he told reporters.

“I am not surprised. But I am Everton manager. That’s the most important and nothing else.

“It’s not realistic now because we have other business to do with Everton.”

“We’ve lost quality in Netherlands,” he continued. “We have no real top European players left. Arjen Robben was maybe the last and he has stopped.

“We have good talents, but they leave Netherlands too quickly and we must change that.

“Belgium and Germany changed a lot of things and we have to as well. But we’ll come back because we’ve always had good players.”

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Football Papers :All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Evening

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Mauricio Pochettino has dampened speculation that Danny Rose’s absence from Tottenham’s 2018 calendar has anything to do with the defender’s future.
Chelsea will consider sending Belgium Under-21 international Charly Musonda out on loan in January.
Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez transfer sagas will not hurt Arsenal team morale, says Sead Kolasinac.
Slaven Bilic has backed West Ham loanee Reece Oxford to fight his way into the Borussia Monchengladbach side despite a disappointing start to his loan spell.

LIVERPOOL ECHO
Emile Heskey believes Liverpool could make a big statement and put themselves “right back in the mix” with wins against Manchester United and Spurs in the next two Premier League fixtures.
Gylfi Sigurdsson admits that Everton have a potentially season-defining week ahead of them as they follow up Sunday’s trip to Brighton and Hove Albion with home games against Lyon and Arsenal.
Everton midfielder James McCarthy is hoping to hand manager Ronald Koeman a welcome selection headache as he bids to prove his fitness ahead of the Blues trip to Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester United scouts will be attending Mechelen v Anderlecht, where Leander Dendoncker is one of the players set to feature.
Sergio Aguero would ‘love’ to have Lionel Messi on his team as he reaffirms his commitment to Manchester City.
Caretaker boss Richie Wellens would welcome any involvement from personal hero Paul Scholes at Oldham Athletic.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE
Newcastle have once again been linked with a move for the Turkish international Cenk Tosun, with United reportedly sending scouts to watch the Besiktas forward.
Danny Ings was linked with a move to Newcastle over the summer and he has once again been linked with a January move to Tyneside.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL
Tony Pulis has revealed he is “disappointed” not to see more of exciting West Brom summer signing.
Pulis is also desperate to get Oliver Burke integrated into the first team picture after a “stop-start” beginning to his West Bromwich Albion career.

EXPRESS & STAR
Tony Pulis insists Nacer Chadli is no Saido Berahino as West Brom star visits specialist doctor ‘Healing Hans’.
Steve Bull believes loanee Leo Bonatini has big part to play for Wolves this season.

THE SENTINEL
Stephen Ireland remains hopeful of pulling on a Stoke City shirt once again – for the first time since May 2016 – but has been getting down over his long-term absence.
Port Vale’s versatile midfielder David Worrall says he is happy to play anywhere to win a place in Neil Aspin’s starting eleven.

HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull City have confirmed the appointment of Oleg Yarovinsky as the Head of Club Strategy, as revealed by the Mail earlier this week.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH
Tony Mowbray says he is actively looking at the contract situations of his current Rovers squad as he seeks to put a long-term plan in place at Ewood Park.

LEICESTER MERCURY
Leicester City will take their case over Adrien Silva’s withheld registration to the Court for Arbitration in Sport as long as it can be fast-tracked.
Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare has confirmed City had been keeping tabs on free agent Bacary Sagna, but said City hadn’t discussed signing him recently.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Of the three defeats suffered by Leeds United this season, Thomas Christiansen was unequivocal in ranking their performance at Sheffield Wednesday as the worst.

EVENING GAZETTE
Rudy Gestede could be fit and available to return from injury in the next month, Garry Monk has revealed.

THE BOLTON NEWS
Former Wanderers boss Neil Lennon says he is not tempted to put himself forward for the vacant Scotland job.

READING POST
Reading boss Jaap Stam has urged youngster Omar Richards to seize his opportunity with the first-team squad in the coming months.

BRISTOL POST
Lee Johnson will explore every avenue before making a decision on signing a potential new midfielder in the January transfer window.

CROYDON ADVERTISER
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has revealed he knew quickly that it would not work out for Frank de Boer in south London.

EVENING TIMES
Scott Brown last night took aim at the SFA over their decision to jettison Scotland boss Gordon Strachan and said: You’ve blown it.
Josh Windass reckons striker Kenny Miller is the ‘heartbeat’ of the Rangers squad.

IPSWICH STAR
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he likes ‘pretty much everything’ about teenage striker Aaron Drinan, whose move to the Blues from Irish club Waterford is set to be confirmed when the transfer window opens again in January.

WEST LONDON SPORT
AC Milan director of football Massimiliano Mirabelli has dismissed reports linking his club with Antonio Conte.

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Jurgen Klopp Angry At England For Playing Jordan Henderson Against Lithuania

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Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has criticised Gareth Southgate’s use of Jordan Henderson during the international break and claimed it made “no sense” to play the Liverpool captain against Lithuania.

Jordan Henderson played the entirety of England’s World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania, much to the anger of Jurgen Klopp , who believes the midfielder’s recent injury problems should have seen him rested

“England played a friendly game on an artificial surface – it was a qualification game but they had already qualified – and I was not happy that Hendo was on the pitch to be honest with all the problems he’s had in the past,” Klopp said. “It made no sense. We [club managers] cannot be involved in this. They [international managers] all make their own decisions.

Sometimes I really wish we could have had more time to make preparations for such an important game. But is our job and the same for the other team so let’s go.”

Klopp will be without the influential Sadio Mané against United, and for the next six weeks, after the Senegal striker suffered a hamstring injury on international duty.

“Obviously we can still play football without Sadio as we have had to do this in the past – much more than we would have wanted,” the manager said. “He is the highest-quality player and has been very unlucky with injury.

A lot of players in this international break from different teams had injuries – it is a big problem with change of training and a different rhythm. That is always a problem and you hope nothing will happen. On this occasion it was Sadio but no one else thankfully. We can play without him even if we would love to have him in the lineup.”

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Massimiliano Mirabelli Quells Talk Of AC Milan Move For Chelsea’s Manager Antonio Conte

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AC Milan director of football Massimiliano Mirabelli has dismissed reports linking his club with Antonio Conte.

It comes amid continued speculation in Conte’s native Italy over his future as Chelsea boss.

It was claimed that Conte was being considered as a potential replacement for Milan boss Vincenzo Montella, who is reportedly under pressure.

Speaking to Milan radio station Radio Rossonera, Mirabelli said: “We already have a manager and we are not thinking of Conte nor about other managers.”

Antonio Conte signed a new contract with Chelsea recently after a successful debut campaign, though there was no extension included as part of the deal. The Blues manager, who led the team to the 2016-17 Premier League crown, is tied down at Stamford Bridge until 2019.

Chelsea would love to keep him around for longer if possible. The Italian has given everyone at the club a huge lift, bringing intensity, tactical acumen and a winning mentality to this team.

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I’m The Best Manager For Liverpool – Jurgen Klopp

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he is still the best person for the role and believes his squad has made progress during his time in charge of the club.

Klopp celebrated his two-year anniversary as Liverpool boss during the recent international break but is yet to claim a piece of silverware with the Reds since arriving at Anfield in 2015.

Liverpool face rivals Manchester United at home on Saturday and know a defeat would leave them 10 points adrift of Jose Mourinho’s side in the race for the title.

While Jurgen Klopp admits his side is far from the finished article, the former Borussia Dortmund manager insists the squad have improved under his guidance.

“If they sack me now I don’t think there are a lot of managers who could do the job better than I do,” said Klopp.

“I don’t think I’m perfect but it is quite difficult to find better options on this. I still think as long as 98 per cent of Liverpudlians think we are on the right way, we will succeed. That is how it is.”

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Antoine Griezmann Used Manchester United To Get More Money – Felipe Luis

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Antoine Griezmann used Manchester United’s interest in him to secure a more lucrative deal at Atletico Madrid, according to team-mate Filipe Luis.

The France international has flirted with a move to Manchester before – he once revealed he was keen to play alongside compatriot Paul Pogba at club level, three months after his then-world record transfer move from Juventus.

After being heavily linked with a move to join Jose Mourinho’s side over the summer, Griezmann opted to sign a new deal at the Spanish club following the news Atletico’s transfer ban had been upheld.

However, Luis believes the forward was always happy to stay in Madrid and claims he was only talking up a potential transfer to Old Trafford in order to secure a a higher wage from the Spanish club.
Griezmann’s new deal keeps him at the club until 2021 and according to reports is worth up to £235k a week.

“[Griezmann] is a kid who speaks very clearly,” Luis told El Mundo. “Often players talk when they feel they are not being valued as they deserve. Then they get more attention. He would have had many offers from many teams.

“A player of his size wants to be up with the biggest in terms of contract and value. And that is fair – as Griezmann is doing great here. In the end, for all the talk about other clubs, he always wanted to stay here and he is still here, happy and liking it.”

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Pep Guardiola Now Considering Replacing Injured Benjamin Mendy

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has indicated his main priority in the January transfer window will be to buy a replacement for injured defender Benjamin Mendy.

France left-back Mendy will be out for the next six months after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage during City’s victory over Crystal Palace on September 23.

Guardiola can use Fabian Delph, Danilo or Ukrainian youngster Oleksandr Zinchenko in Mendy’s absence, but he believes the former Monaco defender, signed for £52m in the summer, will be missed hugely.

“The transfer window is closed now. Unfortunately it was long open, but now it is closed,” Guardiola told reporters on Friday.

“We will see about January, we are in October. The only problem we have – a big, big problem we have – is Mendy, six months out. It’s a big problem.”

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Daily Roundup :Latest Football News Content Across Europe

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Italy

Juventus have made contact with Napoli over signing Liverpool transfer target Faouzi Ghoulam. The 26-year-old, who will be out of contract at the end of the season, has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks, with Manchester United and Chelsea also reportedly interested. (Calciomercato)

However, the Serie A champions believe they can fend off any competition and reach an agreement with the left-back, who could act as a long-term replacement for Chelsea transfer target Alex Sandro. (Calciomercato)

The agent of Pietro Pellegri, the exciting 16-year-old Genoa forward, insists he is not in contact with any club at the moment, while reports suggest the Italian side have slapped a £35million price-tag on his head. The Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Juventus transfer target has made a real impression in Serie A this season after scoring twice against Lazio. (Calciomercato)

Spain

Barcelona are ready to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool in January. Even though the Brazilian playmaker could not play for Barca in the Champions League, the La Liga club would prefer to snap him up in January instead of waiting until the summer. Coutinho remains committed to joining Barcelona and, although Liverpool’s stance has not softened as regards to letting him go, the feeling at Barca is that he will become their player. (Mundo Deportivo)

Meanwhile, Barca are willing to offer Manchester City target Lionel Messi an unprecedented signing on bonus of around £80million if he puts pen to paper on a new deal at the Camp Nou. The club are currently trying to tie the Argentine star down to a new contract and, although the player’s brother and father have agreed in principle to a new three-and-a-half-year deal, Messi is yet to sign.

Reports in England this week have linked the 30-year-old to a move to City, which would see him reunited with Pep Guardiola once again. (L’Ara)

Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu may be available in the summer as the club debates whether or not to offer him a contract extension. (Mundo Deportivo)

France

Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi has been accused of criminally bribing the former Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke to buy TV rights to World Cup tournaments in 2026 and 2030. The PSG chief was named as the subject of a criminal proceeding by a Swiss prosecutor on Thursday. (L’Equipe)

The French Football Federation are planning to hold talks with France manager Didier Deschamps about a contract extension. France qualified for the 2018 World Cup with victory over Belarus on Tuesday night. (L’Equipe)

Germany

Hoffenheim sporting director Alexander Rosen says Bayern Munich did not make any contact with Julian Nagelsmann about the coach succeeding Carlo Ancelotti. Rosen did, however, admit Hoffenheim will eventually lose Nagelsmann to a big club, but remains focused with his current club for now. Nagelsmann has also played down recent speculation linking him with the Bayern job. (Bild)

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Jurgen Klopp Changed My Career – Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has expressed his gratitude to Jurgen Klopp after working with the Liverpool boss at Borussia Dortmund.

In 2013,Jurgen Klopp signed Henrikh Mkhitaryan for £21.5m after the Armenian international had enjoyed a stellar spell with Shakhtar Donetsk and in three years at the Westfalenstadion, the playmaker netted 41 goals in 140 appearances in all competitions.

On Saturday, the duo will be on opposite sides as Liverpool host United at Anfield, but Mkhitaryan has not forgotten the impact that Klopp has had on his career.

The 28-year-old told German magazine 11 Freunde: “I had chosen Dortmund because I liked the way they play there. The players also liked me – and then there was the great coach, Jurgen Klopp. After I had talked to him, the decision had been made for me. I only wanted to go to Dortmund.

“When I came to Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp told me that I had to let go, and that it’s not good to think about football all the time. I started to understand what he meant, and so slowly, this part of me has changed.

“I am thankful to Klopp. He worked on my personality and the psychological part. Klopp showed me the way. He supported me and told me I had to keep my head up because good things were coming. He helped me to become a better player.”

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Mikel Merino Signs For Newcastle From Borussia Dortmund Permanently

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Newcastle United have exercised an option to buy Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino, converting his loan move into a permanent transfer with immediate effect.

Mikel Merino who initially joined the Magpies on loan from Borussia Dortmund in July, has now committed his future to United, penning a five-year deal which will keep him at St. James’ Park until 2022.

Since arriving on Tyneside, the highly-rated Spanish under-21 international has impressed, featuring in all seven Premier League games so far this term on his way to winning the FUN88 Player of the Month award for August.

During his time at Newcastle, the former Osasuna man has also made three appearances for Spain Under-21s, scoring twice – including his strike in their 4-1 win over Slovakia on Tuesday.

“I’m really happy to be here, and for this part of the contract to finally be official. I’m happy to be here for five more years and I hope to keep playing for this club and to give good things to all the people and the club,” he told NUFC TV.

“I have been focussed on football always, but it’s good to know it’s now official and people will know it. I’m focussed on my displays and improving myself, and I’m really happy to have signed this contract.”

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Arsenal Interested In Napoli’s Defender Nikola Maksimovic

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Arsenal and Inter Milan are interested in Napoli’s Nikola Maksimovic, reports Guerin Sportivo.

Nikola Maksimovic , 25, has managed only one league outing for Napoli this term and could leave the Serie A table-toppers in the near future.

And according to Guerin Sportivo, the centre-back has attracted interest from Arsenal and Inter ahead of the January transfer window.

Maksimovic started off his career in Serbia with Sloboda Uzice before making a £200,000 move to Red Star Belgrade.

He joined Torino in 2013 and made 66 appearances for the club before his big-money move to Napoli.

And should Wenger snap up Maksimovic, he could be the long-term plan at centre-half alongside Calum Chambers.

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