Sunderland 1-2 Middlesbrough: Fine Stuani double hands Boro Wear-Tees derby victory

David Moyes tasted defeat in his first home game as Sunderland boss, with Cristhian Stuani’sbrilliant bracehanding Middlesbrough a 2-1 win in Sunday’s Wear-Tees derby at the Stadium of Light.Having started brightly, the BlackCats’ early hard work wassoon undone by a fine opening goal from Uruguayan forward Stuani, who found the net with a thumping long-range drive after 13 minutes.The first-half then belonged to Boro, and they made their dominance count with a second goal on the stroke of half-time asAlvaro Negredo played in Stuani to score again.Sunderlandwere more positive going forward after the break and, after waves and waves of fruitless attacks,theirpersistent forwarohn Ruddy was delighted with a rare playing chance for their 0-0 draw with FA Cup opponents Manchester United.But while happy with the clean sheet, Ruddy admits he’d like to play more.He said, “I’ve said before that I’d like to play more, and I dond pressure eventually paid off when Patrick van Aanholtpulled one backin the71st minute.But it was too little, too late for the home side, as the stubbcontent_imgorn Riversiders closed out a narrowderby victory, and a first Premier League win for manager Karanka.The Stadium of Light crowd was buzzing in the build-up to their first home game of the season, but the Sunderland fans soon sat in stunned silence after Stuani handed rivals Boro a surprise early lead.Driving towards the box, the Uruguayan was looking for options before deciding to have a gofrom distance. And it was a sumptuous strike – thumping the ball across the stretching Vito Mannone and into the top left corner of the net.Boro had looked a bit lost in the opening stages but were more settled after taking the lead, though they were soon saved by the linesman’s flag as Jermain Defoe, who had a quiet afternoon for Sunderland, had a cheekily headed goal scratched off for offside.Sensing a possible chance to pull level, the Black Cats began to pile bodies forward, desperate to land an equaliser before half-time.But Boro were happy to sit back and hit on the break through their attacking trio of Stewart Downing, Gaston Ramirez and Stuani, and they soon found a second through Stuani again, who poked in at the back post from Negredo’s unselfish pass across goal.The half-time whistle was met with a chorus of boos from the home fans, but the hosts responded welland were much more positive after the re-start.Flying left-back Van Aanholt soon produced their best effort of the game when hislow angled effort waswell tipped away by Guzan, after the Dutchman traded passes with substitute Steven Pienaar on the left.It was all Sunderland in the final 30 minutes and while Boro seemed comfortable soaking up the attacks, the home side’salmost constant pressure proved too much to handle and their stubborn defences soon broke.Duncan Watmore found enough room to fire a shot away andGuzan couldn’thold it. The ball squirmedout of the goalkeeper’s grasp and Van Aanholt was alert to rush in and put away the rebound.Boro’s lead looked underthreat at times inthe final stages, but they ultimately had very littleg” for the Champions League second leg against Barcelona.Reds are facing a daunting prospect if they want to be in the final of the competition.They are 0-3 down on aggregate, while they are without Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino for the game. Yet actual action to deal with as they managed to close out the game andclaim three points.The result leaves Sunderland in the bottom three, while Middlesbrough are up to sixth in the early Premier League table.

Insider Trading: Cech in at Arsenal, De Gea AND Van Persie out at Man United?

talkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Houghton, joins Hawcontent_imgksbee and Jacobs to round up all the latest transfer rumours and gossip.He brings the latest on Petr Cech’s future, as PSG clear the way for Arsenal to sign the Chelsea goalkeeper.He reveals Arsenal will have to fight hBrighton’s clash with Arsenal has now been postponed after it was announced Gunners manager Mikel Arteta had been diagnosed with coronavirus.The two teams had been due to play at the Amex Stadium on Saturday following the Premier League’s initial decard to land Geoffrey Kondogbia with AC Milan offering a stunning package for the Monaco midfielder a lucrative deal.And he also discusses Robin van Persie and David de Gea’s Manchester Unitparting Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley has agreed to become Huddersfield’s new permanent manager.Cowley was initially cool towards Huddersfield ‘s first approach and was reluctant to walk out on Lincoln after three hugely-successful years with the Imed futures, as well as Stoke’s move for Yehven Konoplyanka.

Plane taking Fenerbahce players to Manchester for Europa League tie forced to make unscheduled landing in Budapest

Fenerbahce’s plane transporting them from Turkey for Thursday’s Europa League clash at Manchester United has been forced into an unscheduled landing in Budapest.A message posted on the club’s official Twitter page just before midday on Wednesday said a forced landing was made in the Hungarian capital after a bird struck the aircraft’s windscreen.The message was accompanied by photographs apparently of the plane’s windscreen, with the glass covered in cracks.F star Dele Alli believes the team must show more maturity if they are to close out tough games.Spurs raced into a two-goal lead against Arsenal in the North London derby.But tsays West Ham, Sheffield United and Watford are looking at the striker, who is a free agent.The Hammers want a replacement for Andy Carroll and it is understood Adebayor, 35, wants to play in London after spells with Arsenal and Tottenham.He has not hey could not sustain their performance level and were pegged back for a 2-enerbahce added in the message: “There is nothing alarming”.The club is scheduled to hold a press conference at Old Trafford at 6pm on Wednesday, followed by a training session, ahead of Thursday’s Group A match.Manchester United replied to Fcontent_imgenerbahce with a tweet from their official account.“Wishing you a safe trip for the rest of your journey to Manchester. See you soon!” the message read.

Juventus and Liverpool transfer target Emil Forsberg snubs interest to sign new deal with RB Leipzig

Emil Forsberg has snubbed interest from Juventus and Liverpool to sign a new contract with RB Leipzig.The forward has been in stunning form this season for the German side and in January his agent hinted he could leave for a new challenge.Juventus are interested in the Sweden international, while Liverpool are also viewed as frontrunners for the 25-year-old’s signature.But Forsberg has now turned his back on a possible move by signing a new contract with RB Leipzig until 2022.“I am delighted that I have extended my contract for another year,” ForAlex Telles’ contract.A Bola says Porto have told Chelsea they must pay £40m for left-back Telles as Frank Lampard looks to shore up his side’s leaky back line.The 27-year-old Brazilian has been a key target for the Blues, who have made scontent_imgeveral attesberg told RB Leipzig’s official website.“I fikel Arteta says Mesut Ozil has his full confidence.Ozil was often left out of the squad under former boss Unai Emery but has returned to regular action since Arteta succeeded his compatriot in December.”He has been unlucky with some of the times thaeel right at home and very much appreciated here and want to achieve even more with RB Leipzig.“The club is ambitious and has huge potential. I want to contribute to continued success in the future.”

Juventus team news: Predicted Juve line-up vs Monaco in first leg of Champions League semi-final

Juventus take on Mcontent_imgonaco at the Stade Louis II tonight, kick off 19:45 BST, and you can .Juve defeated Champions League favourites in the quarter-finals of the competition and they now face aack to the club in January.Forster is on loan at Celtic for the entirety of the 2019-2020 season.There were some suggestions in Scotland thack to the club.When asked who he would rather see back in a Chelsea shirt, De Bruyne or Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah, James admitted there was little to choose between the pair but opted for City’s talismanic Belgian.Speaking to Bleacher Report, Jt Southampton had a clause that would allow them to recall Forster.But the 31-year-old has denied such reports fearless, free-scoring Monaco in the semi-finals.So who mightMassimiliano Allegri start to thwart their Ligue 1 opponents later today?Scroll through the gallery above to check out talkSPORT’s predicted Juventus line-up.

West Bromwich Albion transfer news: Tony Pulis does not want to go to tribunal over fee for Leeds United’s Charlie Taylor

West Brom will abandon their attempts to sign Charlie Taor offers to sell up.Preziosi put the club on the market earlier this month.“We are enjoying these few days away from football as a detox, because this time it really was tough,” Preziosi told Telenord.“What I see in my future is certainly me outylor if they fail to reach a deal with Leeds, according to Tony Pulis.The Baggies boss does non goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was England’s spot-kick hero once more as they beat Switzerland on penalties to finish third in the inaugural Uefa Nations League.Pickford saved from Josip Drmic to seal the win after the first 11 penalties in the shootoot want to take the risk of going to a tribunal for the 23-year-old left-back, who is out of contract at Elland Road this summer.Taylor can move on a free transfer but, because he is under the age of 24, any club who signs him will have to pay Leeds a compensation fee related to his development. Taylor has been with Leeds since the age of nine.West Brom want to negotiate a fee with Leeds to avoid the possibilitcontent_imgy of an unexpected bill down the line and it has been reported that they have offered £3.5million for the player.Liverpool were ordered to pay Burnley £6.5million rising to a potential £8million after they took Danny Ings on a free transfer from Burnley in the summer of 2015.Pulis said: “We wanted to find out what the price was to see if we’d be interested. If it’s going to go to tribunal, we don’t know what the price is and I think that takes us out of the game.“You could go to tribunal and they could put an extraordinary amount of money on it and you’re stuck with it. It’s a risk that, at this moment, is not worth taking.”

EFL Cup: Liverpool beat Leeds to reach semi-finals, Hull need penalties to down Newcastle

Liverpool prodigy Ben Woodburn enhanced his burgeoning reputation by becoming the club’s youngest ever goalscorer in the 2-0 EFL Cup quarter-final win over Leeds.The academy graduate, at 17 years and 45 days, beat Michael Owen’s record by 98 days to write his name into Anfield history books with an emphatic 81st-minute finish.Divock Origi scored five minutes before having previously laboured against an industrious Leeds side who took the game to their hosts.With playmaker Philippe Coutinho ruled out for at least five weeks with ankle ligament damage and striker Daniel Sturridge missing again with a calf injury, Woodburn – and Origi with a second goal in as many matches – offered a welcome positive after a difficult few days ull off the ultimate comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday night.The Reds are down 3-0 after the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.But Dalglish is backing the Merseyside club to overturn the deficit.He told the Sunday Post: “Of course, ifor the Reds.It put Liverpool into a record 17th League Cup semi-final and their fourth in the last six years, having lost the final to Manchester City last season and won the trophy in 2012.Considering most Premier League teams who come to Anfield now look to suffocate their opponents Leeds manager Garry Monk took the opposite view.He was rewarded for it as the Sky Bet Championship side dominated the game and the better chances and should have been ahead long before Liverpool finally made the breakthrough.Hadi Sacko set the tone in only the third minute when he sprang the offside trap only to be denied by Simon Mignolet, one of eight changes from Saturday’s win over Sunderland which may have accounted for the lack of rhythm in Liverpool’s game.Aside from Marco Silvestri’s save from Georginio Wijnaldum’s volley – set up by a sublime defence-splitting pass from 19-year-old Ovie Ejaria – Liverpool barely created anything.Emre Can almost capitalised on substitute Kalvin Phillips’ errant backpass but poked past the far post, and otherwise the Leeds defence were finding it relatively comfortable.Early in the second half Kemar Roofe, the visitors’ chief threat, saw his curling shot rebound off the post after beating Mignolet, who then denied the Leeds attacker’s angled shot.Another chance went begging when Kyle Bartley headed wide at a corner and there was a growing sense that Leeds would pay for missing so many chances against one of the highest-scoring sides in the Premier League.Wijnaldum crashed a shot against the post before Origi, who had been guilty of wanting too many chances in the penalty area, finally decided to keep it simple and slid in at the near post to convert Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross.But the biggest roar of the night came nine minutes from time when substitute Woodburn joyously blasted into the roof of the net in front of the Kop to cap a memorable few days for the teenager.Eldin Jakupovic was 10-man Hull’s hero as they beat Newcastle 3-1 on penalties in the EFL Cup after the quarter-final tie had finished 1-1 at the end of extra time.Tigers goalkeeper Jakupovic kept out Jonjo Shelvey’s spot-kick and also saved from Yoan Gouffran, while Dwight Gayle’s effort hit the crossbar.Hull trio Robert Snodgrass, Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone all converted their penalties to secure Mike Phelan’s side an unlikely passage into the last four of the competition for the first time in the club’s history.Newcastle looked to have earned themselves a deserved win in extra time when Mo Diame scored against his former club, but Snodgrass levelled within a minute for the Tigers, who had Dieumerci Mbokani sent off in the 89th minute.Newcastle carried the greater threat in the first half and had a penalty appeal turned down by referee Neil Swarbrick when Gayle went tumbling under Ahmed Elmohamady’s challenge.Gayle forced Hull goalkeeper Jakupovic to turn away a sweetly-struck half-volley after being set free by Shelvey’s brilliant pass and Diame pulled a low shot wide.Snodgrass crashed Hull’s first effort on goal wide in the 23rd minute, but Newcastle twice went closest to breaking the deadlock moments later when Diame headed Vurnon Anita’s cross inches over and Matt Ritchie’s superb first-time effort curled wide following a short corner.Barring a brief flurry from the home side after the interval, Newcastle assumed control again, dictating both possession and the tempo.But with an hour gone Benitez’s side had nothing to show for their efforts and after David Meyler had pulled a shot wide, Hull enjoyed their best period of the match.Snodgrass’ free-kick from striking range hit the wall and after left-back Andy Robertson’s storming run to the edge of the area had been halted illegally by former Hull loanee Isaac Hayden, the Scot went closer with another free-kick from a similar position.Shelvey scuffed his shot well wide after gliding into the box and Robertson just failed to get on the end of Snodgrass’ pass at the other end – with 20 minutes to go the cup tie was still waiting for a spark.Tigers boss Phelan sent on Markus Henriksen, teenager Josh Tymon and James Weir for Jake Livermore, Robertson and Elmohamady with 11 minutes to go and soon after Christian Atsu replaced Newcastle midfielder Ritchie.But the pattern never changed. Newcastle probed and Hull hung in doggedly, aided by their visitors’ failure with the final delivery and the odd foray forward themselves to ease the pressure.Hull were reduced to 10 men as the tie headed towards extra time. Mbokani reacted furiously to Jamaal Lascelles’ tackle from behind and referee Swarbrick showed the DR Congo international a straight red card.Newcastle sniffed blood. Defender Ciaran Clark’s shot was well blocked by Jakupovic, who then kept out Shelvey’s thunderbolt.But the Hull keeper could do little to keep out Diame’s opener. Gayle flicked on Anita’s cross and the summer signing turned the ball home at the far post.Hull then delivered a stunning riposte, hardly in keeping with the contest. The Tigers swept forward soon after the restart and when Henriksen’s thumping drive from the edge of the acontent_imgrea was parried by Sels, Snodgrass pounced to steer home the rebound.Both sides spurned chances to win it in the second period of extra time.Gayle’s header was kept out by man-of-the-match Jakupovic, Lascelles’ shot was blocked by Hull s Brom are expected to sign Matheus Pereira outright before selling him for a profit this summer.On-loan from Sporting CP, Pereira has impressed in the Championship and can be signed permanently by WBA for €10m, says O Jogo.West Brom plan to buy Perkipper Dawson and at the other end Snodgrass failed to get a shot away after being sent one-on-one with Sels by Diomande.

Michael Carrick has helped turn Paul Pogba and Manchester United’s season around and merits new contract, Ray Wilkins tells talkSPORT

Michael Carrick HAS to be given a new Manchester United contract, according to Ray Wilkinsh Pep Guardiola.Mahrez, who is set to start tonight’s Carabao Cup tie at home to Southampton, praised Guardiola for helping improve him as a player. “The manager is a top manager so every day you are improving yourself by training and trying to und.The veteran midfielder is out of contract in the summer and has yet to open talks over extending his decade-long stay.Carrickwas only used sporadically by Jose Mourinho atthe start of the season, but has been a regular in the starting XI since November and played a key role in Unitedcontent_img’s upturn in form.The 35-year-old says he will retire in the summer if Mourinho decides not to keep him on, but Wilkins insists he should stay put at Old Trafford.“Michael merits another contract,” saidof Eibar.Amid the online PR scandal, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu was whistled before kick off, but Setien made clear that his team are focused on footballing issues.”[Whistles] do not add pressure at all,” he noted.”[Barcelona] are a tea the ex-England international, who made 194 appearances in a five-year spell with United.“When he came in this year, the side were struggling a bit. [Paul] Pogba wasn’t really performing.“As soon as he came in, he gave them something totally different. They had a serenity about their game, they started to move forwards at a good pace.“His passingover short distance and long distance is superb. Ijust think Michael has to play.”Carrick has helped United win fivePremier Leaguetitles and aChampions Leaguecrown during his ten years at the club, which will be marked on June 4 as Old Trafford plays host to his testimonial.

Manchester United FC news: Jose Mourinho closes in on £35million deal for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has flown to Croatia as he steps up the chase for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic.reports that Mourinho is in Zagreb, where Croatia face Ukraine in a World Cup qualifier on Friday night, as he bids to stay acontent_imghead of Premier League rivals Chelsea and Liverpool in the race for the £35m-rated striker.And the Old Trafford boss is hoping his close relationship with agent Predrag Mijatovic, who is understood to be brokering the deal for Perisic, will help persuade him to make Manchester his next destination.The versatile Croatian, 28, can play as a winger, second striker or attacking midfielder and Mourinho is hoping he will be confirmed as the first summer signing as the Portuguese sets about building a squad capable to winnthe praise he sent his way.However, on Beckenbauer’s hopes of Klopp moving to Bayern Munich, the Reds manager insisted it was a non-starter.He told BILD: “I love Franz and he likes me, but I have a loWolves have enquired about Burnley defender James Tarkowski.The England international has emerged as target for Wolves boss Nuno as he looks to bolster his squad for a Europa League campaign next season.The Times says Wolves are among a number of teams eyeing the Clarets defender.Ryan Bennett’s position in the Wolves back three has reportedly come under scrutiny.ng-term contract with Liverpool. “Of course, I’m hing the Premier League title.

Mauricio Pochettino tells record signing Moussa Sissoko he doesn’t deserve Tottenham place

Mauricio Pochettino has warned Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko his club record transfer fee counts for nothing when it comes to team selection.Spurs signed Sissoko in a deal worth up to £30million in the summer – equalling the amount they paid for Erik Lamela in 2013 – but the Frenchman has endured a difficult start to life at White Hart Lane.Sissoko has made only four Premier League starts this term and Pochettino chose not to include him even on the bench for his side’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.He was also left out of the squad against West Ham last weekend, before coming off the bench against Monaco in the Champions League, and Pochettino insists it is up to Sissoko to prove his worth.“Football is not about money,” Pochettino said.“You [need to] show on the training ground you are better than another team-mate and you deserve to be involved.“I need to take a decision and I believe the players that start on the bench deserve to be involved today in the game. It is not another thing to focus on.”Pochettino gave short shrift to Sissoko’s comments following the defeat in Monaco that Tottenham would prefer to play Europa League games at White Hart Lane rather than Wembley.The Argentinian has proven himself ruthless with players that fail to tow the line as the sales of Andros Townsend, Emmanuel Adebayor, Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Younes Kaboul have shown in the past.Pochettino suggested Sisse sidelined for two months, including for the African Cup of Nations.The Guinea international picked up an injury in Wednesday night’s loss to Barcelona.”It’s bad news,” Klopp said at a news conference. “It’s a high grade abductor injury. The tendon oko is not fulfilling his potential.“It is not frustrating for me. It is about football. We can see in football different things happen,” Pochettino said.“If you sign a player and you expect something and you do not find what you expect and if another deserves to be involved, like (Georges-content_imgKevin) Nkoudou or (Vincent) Janssen – why? Because we paid money we need to put the player to play?“Of course he needs to work hard and show in the future he deserves to be involved in the team.”There were signs of encouragement in Tottenham’s performance at Stamford Bridge as the visitors had 12 shots to their opponents’ nine and enjoyed 54 per cent possession.The defeat, however, coming four days after their exit from the Champions League was confirmArsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is a step away from signing for Jurgen Klinsmann’s Hertha Berlin.Fussball Transfers says the sacked Gunners captain has agreed personal terms with Hertha ahead of the winter market opening.The Switzerland internationaled, means Spurs have now won only once in 10 in all competitions.“If you want to criticise that then okay, I accept that,” Pochettino said.“But I think there is nothing wrong. We are in a good position in the Premier League. We are out of the Champions League and that is a little bit tough and after Monaco I said maybe we cannot cope in both competitions.“You saw a very different performance between Monaco and Chelsea – that happens because to be fresh to play in both competitions is difficult.“We need to learn about that and start to win games.”

Premier League transfers: Done deals in summer 2016 including deadline day signings

For a reminder of all the done deals at the 20 Premier League clubs, have a look below at the arrivals and departures in each side’s first team.For all the latest rumours, listen toGranit Xhaka (Borussia Monchengladbach) UndisclosedTakuma Asano (Hiroshima Sanfrecce) UndisclosedRob Holding (Bolton Wanderers) UndisclosedKelechi Nwakali (Diamond Football Academy) UndisclosedLucas Perez (Deportivo La Coruna) UndisclosedShkodran Mustafi (Valencia) UndisclosedMikel Arteta (released)Tomas Rosicky (released)Mathieu Flamini (released)Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United) UndisclosedDan Crowley (Oxford United) LoanJon Toral (Loan) GranadaWellington Silva (Fluminense) UndisclosedWojciech Szczesny (Roma) LoanJoel Campbell (Sporting) LoanTakuma Asano (VfB Stuttgart) LoanCalum Chambers (Arsenal) LoanSerge Gnabry (Werder Bremen) UndisclosedGlen Kamara (Colchester United) LoanJack Wilshere (AFC Bournemouth) LoanEmerson Hyndman (Fulham) FreeNathan Ake (Chelsea) LoanLys Mousset (Le Havre) UndisclosedMark TraversMikael Ndjoli (Millwall)Lewis Cook (Leeds)Jordon Ibe (Liverpool)Brad Smith (Liverpool) UndisclosedMarc Wilson (Stoke City) UndisclosedJack Wilshere (Arsenal) LoanMihai Dobre (Viituril Constanta) UndisclosedSylvain Distin (released)Tommy Elphick (Aston Villa) UndisclosedMatt Ritchie (Newcastle United) UndisclosedStephane Zubar (released)Glenn Murray (Brighton & Hove Albion) LoanLee Tomlin (Bristol City) UndisclosedHarry Cornick (Leyton Orient) LoanShaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic) UndisclosedTokelo Rantie (Genclerbirligi) UndisclosedRhoys Wiggins (Birmingham City) LoanEunan O’Kane (Leeds United) UndisclosedBaily Cargill (Gillingham) LoanSam Surridge (Poole Town) LoanJimmy Dunne FreeJohann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) UndisclosedNick Pope (Charlton Athletic) UndisclosedJon Flanagan (Liverpool) LoanSteven Defour (Anderlecht) UndisclosedPartrick Bamford (Chelsea) LoanJeff Hendrick (Derby County) UndisclosedJoey Barton (Rangers) FreeMatt Gilks (Rangers) FreeMatt Taylor (released)Michael Duff (retired)Josh Ginnelly (Walsall) LoanChris Long (Fleetwood Town) LoanGeorge Green (Kilmarnock) LoanDavid Jones (Sheffield Wednesday) UndisclosedDan Agyei (Coventry City) LoanLuke Hendrie (Kilmarnock) LoanRouwen Hennings (Fortuna Dusseldorf) LoanLukasz Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) LoanTom Anderson (Chesterfield) LoanRenny Smith (Vicenza) UndisclosedDanny Lafferty (Sheffield United) LoanFredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic) LoanMichy Batshuayi (Marseille) UndisclosedN’Golo Kante (Leicester City) UndisclosedEduardo (Dinamo Zagreb) UndisclosedMarcos Alonso (Fiorentina) UndisclosedDavid Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain) UndisclosedLewis Baker (Vitesse Arnhem) Loan Nathan Ake (AFC Bournemouth) LoanJeremie Boga (Granada) LoanTomas Kalas (Fulham) LoanKasey Palmer (Huddersfield Town) LoanAlex Kiwomya (Crewe Alexandra) Mohamed Salah (Roma) UndisclosedTammy Abraham (Bristol City) LoanBertrand Traore (Ajax) LoanDanilo Pantic (Excelsior) LoanIzzy Brown (Rotherham United) LoanJamal Blackman (Wycombe Wanderers) LoanAlex Davey (Crawley Town) LoanJordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) LoanPartrick Bamford (Burnley) LoanLoic Remy (Crystal Palace) LoanKenedy (Watford) LoanDion Conroy (Aldershot Town) LoanNathan Baxter (Met Police) LoanCristian Cuevas (Sint-Truidense) LoanJuan Cuadrado (Juventureer hat-trick.The 25-year-old was superb as City beat Watford 8-0 – their biggest ever Premier League victory. “I’m going to get all the players to sign my ball and then I’ll take it home to Portugal and keep it in a special place,” he said.”We s) LoanJake Clarke-Salter (Bristol Rovers) LoanCharlie Colkett (Bristol Rovers) LoanLucas Piazon (Fulham) LoanChristian Atsu (Newcastle United) LoanAndros Townsend (Newcastle United) £13mSteve Mandanda (Marseille) UndisclosedJames Tomkins (West Ham United) £10mChristian Benteke (Liverpool) UndisclosedLoic Remy (Chelsea) LoanOut Emmanuel Adebayoporte will be fit for their Champions League clash with Real Madrid.Laporte is ready to play 90 minutes against Real Madrid on Wednesday night despite the defender asking to be substituted during Saturday’s 1-0 win at Leicester.”He asked me to be subr (released)Marouane Chamakh (released)Brede Hangeland (released)Adrian Mariappa (released)Patrick McCarthy (released)Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) £10mJake Gray (Luton Town) FreeAlex McCarthy (Southampton) UndisclosedJerome Binnom-Williams (Peterborough United)Yannick Bolasie (Everton) UndisclosedMile Jedinak (Aston Villa) UndisclosedJonny Williams (Ipswich Town) LoanHiram Boateng (Bristol Rovers) LoanSullay Kaikai (Brentford) LoanRyan Inniss (Southend United) Loan Keshi Anderson (Bolton Wanderers) Loan Bassala Sambou (Coventry City) Compensation feeChris Renshaw (Oldham Athletic) UndisclosedMaarten Stekelenburg (Fulham) UndisclosedIdrissa Gana Gueye (Aston Villa) UndisclosedAshley Williams (Swansea City) UndisclosedYannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) UndisclosedDominic Calvert-Lewin (Sheffield United) UndisclosedEnner Valencia (West 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Transfer news: Franck Kessie poised to snub interest from Premier League trio and join AC Milan

AC Milan are poised to beat Chelsea, Everton and Tottenham to the signing ofAtalanta midfielder Franck Kessie.The Ivory Coast international has been a leading light in Serie A this season and has attracted the interest of several clubs from across EuropeSouthampton great Rickie Lambert says Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was the “best” manager he worked with.The striker played under Pochettino from January 2013 – May 2014, before they both left the club. Speaking to the official Southampton FC website, Lambert said: “I had three excellent managers. The three best managers I had in my career were the ones at Southampton, but the best one was Mauricio Pochettino.“He was just brilliant, everything about him. On the pitch, technically, he had a different way to look at it, and learning from him was one of the best things I’ve ever done in football.“Off the pitch, he really cared about you as well – every single person in the club, from the players to the staff. He really made everyone feel special.”.Roma were thought to be leadLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Mohamed Salah will return to action against Genk on Wednesday.However, Joel Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold (illness) will miss the trip to Belcontent_imggium.Klopp told the club’s website: “It’s absolutely good to having the race for the 20-year-old but now, according to Sky Italia, Kessie will be heading to the San Siro next season in a £24m switch.Chelsea, Everton and Tottenham have all held an interest in the youngster, with reports all three clubs had tabled bids for the midfielder.But it now appears that Kessie will continue his career in Italy for the time being, with Milan’s new Chinese investors setting their stall out and revamping the squad ahead of next season.

Opinion: Forget Chelsea or Tottenham – Manchester City are the best Premier League team on their day

talkSPORT.com’s Anton Stanley has his say on Pep Guardiola’s side…After humiliating West Ham United on their home patch, I believe Manchester City are the best team in the Premier League, on their day.Chelsea have offered consistent brilliance this season; firm in defence and swift in attack, but are more clinical than overawing. Only against Everton were the Blues so superior their opponents collapsed.Tottenham Hotspur, meanwhile, have the capability to be the best, their flashes of flair, pace, and ruthless fight are all impressive, although they can often frustrate, be profligate at the worst moments and are often savedThe Danish international is out of contract in the summer, while he can talk to clubs outside England about a pre-contract in January.Spurs are hoping they can find a buyer for Eriksen for less than £40million, in the hopes they can recoup some fund by the stunning reactions of Hugo Lloris, who has, Manchester City match aside, thrilled with his shot-stopping this season.Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal lack the cohesion expected from a title challenging side, and Liverpool’s back-five leave much to be desired, and Man United, like the Gunners, can only play in fits and starts.But Manchester City, when firing, are a frightening team to face, full of wile, pace and devilishly stylish as they dismantle opponents.If you’resomehowable to cope with their pace, the craft and deft footwork displayed by David Silva will undo you;a pirouette and a pass unravelling the tightest of backlines.Against West Ham, new signing Gabriel Jesus dazzled in the east London drizzle, showing they didn’t even need the predatory instinct of hotshot Sergio Aguero – how many other sides can leave out such talent and win 4-0?The Hammers were barely even able to chase with their foes’ shadows, cast as they were by the giant triangular floodlights of the London Stadium – more like spotlights, as City put on an unbelievable show.Pedro Obiang, a star for Slaven Bilic this season, could only look on as City’s whirling midfield spun him around, while full backs Sam Byram and Aaron Cresswell could almost be forgiven for looking shell-shocked, beaten by either the magnificence of acontent_img through ball or the pace of their opponent on almost every occasion.No Aguero and no Fernandinho startingpreviously meant worries for the two-time Premier League title winners, but Guardiola appears to have found a way around their absences, and it’s unlikely any other team in the English top-flight would play so well with two of their best stars out. Chelsea witSimon Francis says he will wait to discuss his expiring contract.FrancisFrancis’s current deal expires on June 30, but the season could be extended beyond that deal due to the coronavirus putting a halt to the Premier League.Writing in The Sun, Franchout N’Golo Kante and Diego Costa would struggle, Tottenham only just muddled their way through without Harry Kane, and recently Liverpool have been lacking without Sadio Mane.After Yaya Toure’s penalty, Bilic will have been thankful Guardiola’s men took it down to second gear, but even then the home sidecouldn’t get near their tormentors. The final 20 minuteswere like a passing drill in training against the youth team.Ivorian midfielder Toure showed his intelligence in a deep role, and how versatile his game is. Forget the box-to-box star you once knew, he was composed and disciplined all game, showing for his centre-backs and laying the ball off to the attackers ahead of him, while Bacary Sagna displayedleadership throughout, barking orders.Even the occasionally lamentable Nicolas Otamendi made the home support offer a ripple of applause, when he delightfully guided down a long-ball with one touch as Andy Carroll careered towards him.City’s fluidity is also a marvel.Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, David Silva, Raheem Sterlingand Jesusare all comfortable rotating around the forward line, just as capable of being a threat on the flank as they are through the middle, or just behind a striker.Even in defence, Sagna and Aleksander Kolarov can fill in centrally, while John Stones and Otamendi are both capable at full-back, allowing Pep Guardiola to mould his team at the drop of a hat.And for all comments about their defending, which can at times be lacking, City have conceded the second least amount of shots in the top-flight this season – averaging 8.1 against per game.Sure, they have their flaws – a new goalkeeper is a vital summer addition given Claudio Bravo’s poor form this season. But which Premier League team doesn’t?If they had kept Joe Hart, there is a good chance City would be on par with clear leaders Chelsea, and that shows just how good they are when all cylinders are firing.Should Guardiola get his side playing as they did on Wednesday night more often, we could witness a fascinating end to the Premier League season.And when they clash with Chelsea in early April, we could potentially witness a massive moment in the title race, as the season rattles towards its climax.

Manchester City FC transfer news: Galatasaray want Jason Denayer on loan for second successive season

Galatasaray are hoping to land Manchester City defender Jason Denayer on loan for the second season running.Denayer spent last term on loan with the Turkish club and played 17 times in the league. He spent the previous season with Celtic.It is unclear where the 21-year-old will fit into Pep Guaat football must stop silencing players who speak out against racist abuse.Wijnaldum was especially upset at a recent incident that involved Mario Balotelli in an Italian Serie A game.The Netherlands international has taken a vocal position on the mardiola’s plans next term and the new City boss may decide that another loan is the best thing for his development.And now, according to AMK, Gala will offer Denayer the chance of further first-team football in the Turkish capital.It has been suggested that they have already enquired with City about the defender’s availability and are now awaiting a decision fro is happy with how the team has recovered from their indifferent start to the season.But he icontent_imgs not happy about their porous defence, which has seen them fail to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League so far.Speaking about their evolution as a team,m Guardiola.

Manchester City transfer news: Bruno Zuculini makes Hellas Verona switch

Manchester City midfielder Bruno Zuculini has joined Hellas Verona on loan for the rest of the season, linking up with his brother Franco at the Serie B leadersThe 23-year-old Argentinian has yet to make a league appearance for City since joining in 2014 from Racing Club and has spent the interim period on a succession of loan deals, including stints at Valencia, Middlesbrough and AEK Athens.The Argentinian moved to Rayo Vallecano on a season-long loan last November but, after making nine appearances for the Spanish second division side, he has now moved to Italy.A Verona statement read: “Hellas Verona announces the loan signing of Bruno Zuculini from Manchester London now in limbo.The Arsenals-deal-Pablo-Mari-verge-collapse-Flamengo-defender-heads-Brazil.html” target=”_blank”>Daily Mail says a Flamengo director has claimed Arsenal moved the goalposts in the deal to bring Mari to the Emirates, with the move Crpool’s hero on Tyneside is up for sale.The Liverpool Echo says Divock Origi is being put up for sale for the second summer running.A transfer had been agreed with Wolves but Origi turned down the club to stay and fight for content_imga spot in the Liverpool stity. The midfielder has completed his medical and has already trained with the club, thanks to the willingness of Manchester City and Rayo Vallecano.”