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Chelsea changing players all over the place.

Chelsea FC have been approached by Chinese club Chinese SIPG for a potential signing of Brazilian midfielder Oscar in the January transfer window.. The 25 year old has received very little game time under Chelsea’s new manager Conte. Chinese SIPG are reportedly ready to line up a staggering 60 million pound bid for the midfielder. Oscar has reportedly told his fellow team mates that he will move to China in the January transfer window. Friends at the club such as Costa and Willian were very upset to hear about Oscar’s departure from the club. If Oscar were to leave, he would be the most expensive player to leave the club, as the most expensive player to leave the club was David Luiz in the 2014 Summer Transfer window.

Image result for oscar chelseaThere were reported interests from the Chinese club last transfer window, however previous manager, Jose Mourinho (now Manchester United manager) was not willing to sell him. With new manager Conte, that has all changed. Conte is very willing and delighted with this transfer as it will give him the money he needs to by players such as Van Dijk, from Southampton, and Eric Dier, from Tottenham. In Conte’s eyes these transfers could help improve the team even more.

Conte is very eager to sign 25 year old Van Dijk from Southampton. This is because of current centre back at Chelsea, John Terry is not very certain of his future at Chelsea. The 36 year-old has been at the club for over 10 years now and has not been receiving a lot of game time. Terry has had interests from China and Conte is lining up a sell for the Englishman. Regular starting centre-backs for Chelsea are Gary Cahil, David Luiz and Kurt Zouma. Conte is disappointed with Cahil’s performance though and would like to improve his defence even more. Southampton have a 40 million pound release clause on the Dutch defender, and would like at least 40 million pounds for him.

Conte is also very interested in signing Eric Dier from Tottenham. The 23 year-old has received very little game time under Tottenham manager Pochettino. The England International would be around the 25 million pound mark according to Tottenham. Eric Dier would be the replacement of leaving Oscar who is going to China and Pochettino says he would be great fit in the team.

 

 

 

Manchester United Dilemma over Cavani

PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) Uruguayan striker, Edison Cavani has been reportedly under the radar of Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. The 29 year old, who was former team mates with current Manchester United Swedish striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has been rumoured to be Jose Mourinho’s long term replacement for Ibrahimovic,who is currently 35.

Cavani has been in great form this season and his record shows it. Currently in this season he has scored 20 goals in 20 games, and has assisted 9 goals. Cavani has been hailed by former team-mate, Ibrahimovic as a phenonmenal striker. The Uruguayan striker who is currently at PSG has a contract that is set to run out in 2018.  PSG have been holding talks, however Cavani has not been very keen to sign a new contract with the French giants.

Cavani was purchased by PSG in the Summer transfer window in 2013 from Napoli for a staggering 55 million pounds. However, it is obvious that this money was well spent, because he has not been in good form just this season like some strikers, such as Balotelli. He has always been impressive and was a truly deadly strike force with Ibrahimovic, that helped PSG soar to the top of the league easily last season. Manchester United would be preparing to pay around 50-70 million pounds for him.

Personally I would love to see Cavani reunited with Ibrahimovic, and playing in the Premier League, however I fell that if Manchester United were to purchase Cavani, it would rule out the potential of Manchester United purchasing Griezmann, and that could be a problem in signing Cavani. This is because Cavani said in an interview that he has a desire to play along-side the Atletico Madrid and French forward, Griezmann.

 

 

Draxler to make move to Arsenal in next transfer window?

Julien Draxler, 23, is a midfielder for both the German International team and FC Wolfsburg. FC Wolfsburg play in the Bundesliga and have had Draxler in their squad for quite a while now. However, as Draxler has developed and evolved into a very talented CAM (central attacking midfielder), big clubs such as Arsenal have been displaying their interest in him.

During the last transfer window in the Summer, the German Midfielder was linked strongly to Arsene Wenger’s side, Arsenal, however Wolfsburg did not agree on the transfer of around 25 million pounds that Arsenal were willing to offer. Draxler has been angry and deliberately under performing as he wants to leave the club. Recently Draxler was left out of Wolfsburg’s starting 11 for a match against German giants, Bayern Munich.  FC Wolfsburg have removed him from the squad and have said that Draxler  will not play another game for the club, which have led rumors and speculations saying that the club are looking to sell Draxler in the next transfer window. Due to this Arsenal have jumped at this opportunity and are reportedly preparing to place a 30 million pound bid to bring Draxler to the Emirates Stadium (Arsenal’s stadium).

This transfer that Arsene Wenger is reportedly very interested in leads people to think that the current CAM at Arsenal, Mesut Ozil, could be making an exit, as his contract with Arsenal expires soon. Ozil has been linked to his former club Real Madrid and Premier League rival, Manchester United, and is reportedly going to have an at least 70 million pound price tag if he were to make an exit from Arsenal.

Overall I think that Draxler should move to Arsenal because of experience and game time. However for a player of his standard I do not think that he should be sold for as little as 30 million pounds. I think that FC Wolfsburg could easily be pushed to a transfer price of 45-50 million pounds.

 


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Dele Alli transfer troubles

Delli Alli, who plays for both England and Tottenham Hotspurs as a midfielder, has apparently been under the radar of French giants PSG (Paris Saint Germain) . Dele Alli signed a new five year contract with Tottenham earlier this year in January. Spurs are currently 5th in the league table (3 points behind Manchester City) and PSG would be willing to pay the 20 year-old a staggering 50 million pounds, and will give a huge pay rise to his contract. Dele Alli burst on to the scene last season and has been impressive ever since. Could PSG be bringing in Alli for a potential move for Matuidi to Juventus, as Italian giants have been interested in the midfielder for quite a while.

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What is even more shocking, is that Real Madrid are also reportedly interested in him! However, I do not think that Dele Alli is worried about these rumors, as he is a young player who is making a name for himself in the buisness of football.

Personally I do not think that Dele Alli is worth 50 million. This is because his performance this season has been average, and I think that he is a lot like the Walcott story that occurred in the 2011/2012 season. This was where Walcott had a great season, and a lot of big clubs were willing to pay big money for the young 22 year old at the time. Next season he under performed and was a let down for the club. His form has returned this season though, however I do not think that PSG would be willing to wait for Alli to develop that much in that long period of time. I think that Alli needs more experience and time at Tottenham before he can be transferred to an other club.

 

 

 

 

 

Chapecoense tragedy and more viral footy news

Following the tragic plane crash on Monday which resulted in 71 people dying and only 5 survivors, three of which from the chapeconese football team in the south of Brazil. The team were heading to Medellin where they were going to play the greatest game of their lives. The pilot insisted on not stopping for fuel in Cobija as the cause of this tragic crash was said that they were too low on fuel to land at the airport. Helio Hermito Zampier Neto, a 31-year-old defender for Chapecoense who survived the crash may be able to continue with his career in football , his father says even after severly injuring his head, lungs and knees.

Its also that time again for voting for the best goal of the year in the FIFA Puskas award 2016. The nominees have been finally  reduced to only the three with the most amount of votes just today and the finalists for the best goal of the year are Marlone for brazil ,Daniuska Rodriguez and Mohd Faiz Subri for malasya.

On the 3rd of december, just tomorrow Real Madrid and Barcelona now we are playing the first el clasico of the year in the 13th week on the La Liga season


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Everton on the Hunt for Manchester United duo

Manchester United are understood to have opened talks with Everton about a double deal for Memphis Depay  and Morgan Schneiderlin, according to a report in the newspaper the Sun.

There have been a lot of speculations by various people and newspapers following the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park on Sunday. It was a tight match with Ibrahimovic giving united the lead in the 42nd minute, and Baines scoring a last minute penalty in the 89th minute. Manager Jose Mourinho said that he was very dissapointed with his teams performance, this could potentially be opening an  exit for United duo Schneiderlin and Depay.

Ronald Koeman, the Everton manager, is already on record as saying Depay is his main target in the January transfer window.

Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview

Image result for chelsea vs man cityChelsea vs Manchester City,1st versus 3rd. These teams are two of the biggest around and will be fighting for 1st with Chelsea top of the table and Manchester City third 1 point behind neither team can afford anything but a win.

Chelsea arguably the best team in the league right now are in first by just 1 point with City and Liverpool close behind. Stars like Diego Costa and Hazard have been the ones in the spotlight, however Moses and David Luiz are the ones who have been showing what they are made of and why they play for Chelsea. Defense has been solid with Chelsea not conceding a single header in the league this season . This monstrous defense is why they are top of the table.

But Manchester City have been playing good football.  Aguero has been scoring a lot of goals for Manchester City with Kevin De Bruyne behind him these two make a lethal attack force. The only thing that is a bit shaky in Manchester City’s team is their defense, this has been very shaky at times. Especially Bravo who has been doing who knows what at times.

I do think Manchester City will win but by a narrow margin of 2-1.  The sole reason I think they will win is because Manchester City hardly ever lose at home . I do not think even Conte’s magic will overpower this Pep Guardiola side.

 

 


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Young talent Dolberg to make Man City move

Manchester City want to sign Ajax and Denmark forward Kasper Dolberg. The 19-year-old has scored 12 goals in the Dutch league this season

The youngster has a lot of potential at Ajax. However Manchester City a reportedly interested in him. Pep Guardiola is keen on signing him to Manchester City.

Dolberg signed for Ajax from Silkeborg in 2015 and has scored 11 goals in 21 appearances so far this season. Dolberg has represented Denmark at every youth level from U16 to even U21’s.  He made his senior international debut earlier this month in Denmark’s win over Kazakhstan.Image result for dolberg


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Chelsea vs Tottenham Preview

Chelsea vs Tottenham is going to be a big game Tottenham is currently 5th and a win could take them 4th , however Chelsea are on top and cannot  afford to drop point or they might drop.

Chelsea are playing very well this season with their defense being their strongest point with Cahill, Luiz and Azpilicueta being a brick wall in defense they are looking better than ever under Conte. With Moses, Costa and Hazard on form I am not sure if Tottenham can get a win from this match.

Tottenham have been playing pretty well but getting knocked out of the Champions league must have upset Morale. They were lucky to win against West Ham as it was Pochettino subs Son and Kane who made the difference with Son playing very well then earning a penalty and  earning a penalty for Kane to score in injury time.However I have to give credit to Harry winks scoring on his first league start.But I just do not know how thay are going to handle the likes of Hazard and Costa.

I don’t think Spurs will have a chance with Chelsea in this much form I think Chelsea will walk out 2-0 winners.
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Barcelona ready to break the bank for Coutinho

Liverpool star Coutinho could be making an exit from Anfield as Barcelona are keen to sign a new midfielder due to Iniesta injury. One of Barcelona’s main midfielders, Iniesta, has been out of matches for quite some time now due to a injured lateral collateral ligament in his right knee following tests on his return to Barcelona after the team’s away victory at Valencia. The midfielder is expected to be out for some 6 to 8 weeks.

Barcelona are prepared to break the bank for Coutinho and pay a staggering 85 million euros! The 24-year-old’s tremendous technique, dribbling ability, superb skills and eye for goal mean that he is in that category for Barcelona. He already has two of his closest friends at Camp Nou. These are Neymar, his Brazilian National team mate, and Suarez who was his former Liverpool team-mate and friend. Another reason that Barcelona want him is because his record so far this season for Liverpool has been insane.

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