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Rafa Benitez to West Ham: Newcastle boss demands £100m transfer kitty plus full control

Posted Friday, May 18, 2018 by hits

Benitez wants to stay at Newcastle - but only if he’s satisfied the club can match his own ambitions The Hammers have made Benitez their No 1 choice to replace David Moyes, while Russian giants Zenit St Petersberg have identified the 58-year-old as Roberto Mancini’s successor. Both would be willing to meet the £6m buy-out clause in his contract, with the Hammers ready to make ...Full Story »

West Ham set to move for Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Skysports.com68 hits

Rafael Benitez replaced Steve McClaren at Newcastle in March 2016 West Ham are planning on making a move for Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez, according to Sky sources. The Spaniard almost became Hammers boss in the summer of 2015 before they were gazumped by Real Madrid. West Ham co-owner David Sullivan remains on good terms with Benitez. Benitez is believed to have a £6m release ...Full Story »

Benjamin Mendy runs around topless as thousands turn out for Man City Premier League title parade in Manchester city centre

Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by hits

MANCHESTER CITY have been celebrating their Premier League title win with an open-top bus parade in the city centre. Pep Guardiola's men became the first side to reach 100 points as they brushed off competition from rivals Manchester United - with left-back Benjamin Mendy running around TOPLESS amid raucous celebrations. Man City fans have lined the streets to celebrate their side's title succ...Full Story »

Robben, Rafinha agree new deals with Bayern Munich

Posted Saturday, May 12, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com43 hits

Arjen Robben and Rafinha have each agreed new one-year contracts with Bayern Munich. The 34-year-old winger and 32-year-old full-back, whose deals were due to expire this year, have committed to the club for the 2018-19 season. "We are delighted that we will be extending these deals by another year," sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Bayern's official website. "Both Arjen Robben and...Full Story »

Newcastle boss Benitez wants to give Chelsea the blues

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 by PA19 hits

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has challenged his players to end the season with the victory over Chelsea he believes they deserve.The Magpies head into their final fixture at St James’ Park on the back of four successive defeats since they effectively clinched their top-flight status for the new campaign.With the visitors knowing only a win will give them any chance of climbing into the to...Full Story »

Benitez could break club transfer record in search for striker

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by PA73 hits

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has admitted he may have to break the club’s transfer record this summer if he is to buy a striker who can score 15 goals a season.The Magpies head into their penultimate game of the campaign at Tottenham on Wednesday evening having secured their top-flight status despite their leading scorer, Ayoze Perez, having managed only six Premier League goals.Benitez w...Full Story »

Bale and Benzema back on the scene

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by Marca.com68 hits

Nobody expect Real Madrid to align their BBC frontline at Barcelona on Sunday and yet Zinedine Zidane's return to the once-indisputable trio heralded a strong showing from Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. Needless to say, Cristiano Ronaldo was the focal point of the attack in the first half, scoring before being forced off with an ankle knock delivered as he poked Benzema's header across the li...Full Story »

Bentley hails keeper Barry Roche as clean sheet keeps Morecambe in League Two

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA13 hits

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley paid tribute to shot-stopper Barry Roche after the Shrimps secured their Football League status with a 0-0 draw at Coventry.Roche pulled off a number of fine saves as Morecambe got the point they needed to send Barnet down on goal difference.He tipped away Michael Doyle’s powerful long-range effort after six minutes before producing an instinctive save to keep...Full Story »

Preston to assess Ben Pearson before crunch clash with Burton

Posted Thursday, May 03, 2018 by PA24 hits

Play-off chasing Preston will check on the fitness of midfielder Ben Pearson ahead of their final-day Sky Bet Championship clash against relegation-threatened Burton.Pearson may have done some minor damage as he tried to play on after suffering cramp in the latter stages of last week’s victory at Sheffield United.Manager Alex Neil has no other new injury concerns as Preston look to snatch ...Full Story »

Chelsea loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek backed to become a "superstar" by Palace coach Steven Reid

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2018 by squawka.com54 hits

Crystal Palace first team coach Steven Reid says midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has "all the ingredients" to become a "superstar" in English football. Loftus-Cheek has made 23 appearances across all competitions since joining Palace on loan from Chelsea at the beginning of what has turned out to be an injury-hit season. The 22-year-old made his England debut against Germany back in November, ...Full Story »

Bentley set to name unchanged Morecambe side

Posted Friday, April 27, 2018 by PA33 hits

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley could name an unchanged line-up for the Sky Bet League Two relegation clash with Barnet.The Shrimps, who drew with Cambridge in midweek, will ensure their league status by avoiding defeat on Saturday.Garry Thompson missed the goalless draw with the U’s due to an Achilles injury and it remains to be seen whether he will be fit to feature.Midfielders Andy Fleming a...Full Story »

Bayern Munich may lose Robben for rest of Real Madrid tie

Posted Friday, April 27, 2018 by Marca.com68 hits

Plenty of blows were sustained by Bayern Munich's stars in their semi-final first leg defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday and Arjen Robben may not be fit for the return next week. While the club aren't ruling the winger out of the return game completely, it will be a race against the clock for Robben to make the trip to Spain. Robben came off in the first half of the 2-1 loss and Munich confi...Full Story »

Arjen Robben, Jerome Boateng, Javi Martinez all injured as Bayern lose

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2018 by ESPN70 hits

ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images Bayern Munich lost two players to injury in the first half on Wednesday en route to their 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in their Champions League semifinal first leg, as both Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng limped off. The news got worse for Bayern after the final whistle as manager Jupp Heynckes also confirmed that Javi Martinez left the game in the second half becau...Full Story »

Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy jets out to Barcelona for holiday break after Premier League title win

Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by hits

BENJAMIN MENDY has celebrated his comeback from injury with a quick getaway to Barcelona. The Manchester City star made an emotional return to match action at the weekend after being ruled out for the majority of the campaign with a ruptured ACL in his right knee. Benjamin Mendy appears to have celebrated his return to action with a trip to Barcelona It was a double dose of joy for Mendy afte...Full Story »

Jim Bentley: Morecambe’s survival is in one hand

Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by PA25 hits

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley remains confident his side will secure their Football League status, despite a goalless draw at home to Cambridge doing little to ease their relegation concerns.A win would have left the Shrimps safe with two games of the season to go, but a point lifts them five clear of the bottom two with a crunch game to come against second-bottom Barnet on Saturday.Bentley said: &...Full Story »

Ben strikes late to Raine on Wright’s parade

Posted Saturday, April 21, 2018 by PA18 hits

Ben Raine took two wickets in two balls in the final session to wrest the initiative back for Leicestershire at the end of an absorbing first day of their Specsavers County Championship match against Sussex at the Fischer County Ground.Raine produced fine seaming deliveries to bowl first Luke Wright, who had looked set for a century, and then Ollie Robinson after Sussex had recovered strongly fr...Full Story »

Liverpool target rising Wolverhampton star Ruben Neves

Posted Thursday, April 19, 2018 by ESPN107 hits

Wolverhampton Wanderers wonderkid Ruben Neves has emerged as a leading target for Liverpool following his exploits in the Championship this season, reports TalkSport. Neves has helped steer Wolves back to the Premier League, scoring some stunning goals along the way, and his sparkling performances have apparently caught the eye of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp. Having made his Porto debut at 17 and...Full Story »

Benzema: Great players are always criticised, we sell newspapers

Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Marca.com57 hits

Criticism of Karim Benzema has been over the top, the striker himself has claimed, and he believes such negativity is good for media business. The Real Madrid striker has endured a difficult campaign in front of goal to date, scoring just five times in LaLiga. However, in a lengthy interview with Vanity Fair, he has defended himself against the criticism that he has received of late. "The g...Full Story »

Benitez in dreamland as Newcastle edge Arsenal to pass 40-point mark

Posted Monday, April 16, 2018 by PA36 hits

Rafael Benitez admitted he could not have dreamt Newcastle would smash through the Premier League’s 40-point barrier with five games to spare.The Magpies cemented their unlikely place in the top 10 with a 2-1 comeback victory over Arsenal at St James’ Park on Sunday to ease themselves to 41 points and 13 clear of the drop zone.That seemed a highly unlikely prospect back in December w...Full Story »

Jim Bentley happy with Carlisle draw as Morecambe edge towards safety

Posted Sunday, April 15, 2018 by PA30 hits

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley was the happier of the tow bosses after seeing his side earn a 1-1 draw against Carlisle at the Globe Arena.While the point boosts Morecambe’s Sky Bet League Two survival hopes, Carlisle needed victory to maintain any serious play-off aspirations.Jamie Devitt gave Carlisle the lead from a superb free-kick against his former club but the hosts drew level on the...Full Story »

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