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How we will win the double this season, Fabinho

Timothy Aiyeku

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Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has noted that his team have their eyes on winning the English Premier League and the Champions League this season.

This is coming after the Merseyside outfit secured a win over Portuguese outfit Porto in the quarter-final of the Champions League to set up a semi-final clash against Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona.

Also, the Jurgen Klopp side are in the contest for the English Premier League title against defending champions Man City as they sit top with two points clear.

Fabinho has stated that winning a double for his team is a reality but that has to be achieved with hard work as he stressed that there is no need to rest until after the titles have been won.

According to him, the team will face each game as they come and will enjoy it with their attention fixed on the Premier League clash against Cardiff.

He stated the focus of the team is not to be regarded as the best team in England and Europe but to win titles at the end of the day.

However, a Premier League win for Liverpool will be their first in 29 years while they are likely to see their second consecutive Champions League final this season.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.

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EPL: How true is Ray Parlour’s talk about Dele Ali

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Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has linked Tottenham to Arsenal, stating that Dele Ali could be an important one for the North London club if they make an attempt for him.

He made this claim on a talkSport show amidst reports that Dele Ali has fallen out of favour with Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho and he might be forced to leave the club.

The speculation of Dele Ali’s rift with the former Man United boss was fuelled by the fact that he was left out of the recent matchday squads, a development that would not have happened ordinarily.

However, the Arsenal legend claims the player could be an addition for the Gunners if the chances to sign him present it, explaining that the Mikel Arteta tea lack goals from the centre-midfield, and Dele Ali would ensure that if he joins the club.

Ray Parlour added that the Tottenham man could be available for £50 million and that could be the issue for the Gunners to meet.

Although Arsenal have not registered an interest in the England international with Mikel Arteta not reported to be eyeing him this development would also lead to buying that idea.

What is unknown is if Dele Ali will truly fit into Arsenal’s style and will add some qualities to the team as claimed by Ray Parlour.

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EPL: Man United could need a goalkeeper this season

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The supposed goalkeeping issues in Man United are yet to be settled as Sergio Romero is reportedly pushing for a move out of the Old Trafford in this summer transfer window.

Sergio Romero could boast of a second place at the Old Trafford in the last campaign but that immediately changed when Dean Henderson returned from his loan spell with Sheffield. He is now being relegated to the third choice, a development he is not satisfied with.

The Times reports that Sergio Romero is keen on leaving Man United this season as he is already being linked with a move to Everton. The report claims that efforts are already underway to bring the 33-year-old to Goodison Park.

The report adds that Everton are in contact with his intermediaries and the possibility of a deal is being discussed for him to be a backup to Jordan Pickford.

Should Sergio Romero leave Man United this summer window, they will be forced to have him replaced as they will not be satisfied working with two goalkeepers throughout the season.

Meanwhile, David De Gea remains the first choice goalkeeper under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season but the door for competition has been opened between them.

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Inter Milan to snap up Chris Smalling deal

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Chris Smalling

There have been delays by Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma in sealing the deal for Man United defender Chris Smalling because of the price tag insisted by the Red Devils.

Inter Milan are reportedly making moves to take advantage of the financial situation of AS Roma to snap up the deal before the end of the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils are insisting on £18 million for the defender and AS Roma are not willing to meet that fee which makes it difficult for a deal to happen.

It is understood that Tottenham could snap up Inter Milan definers, Milan Skriniar and Diego Godin and that will force them to move out for their replacement with Chris Smalling being considered.

Having watched the 30-year-old perform at Rome during his loan spell, Inter Milan are seriously considering Chris Smalling if they fail to sign Milenkovic, their main target, according to Corriere.

However, the Mail reports that Chris Smalling is desperate to move to Rome and has been pleading with Man United chiefs to come down on the fee to have him leave the club.

Meanwhile, it is not the wish of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to release Chris Smalling as he is yet to buy a new centre-back.

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EPL: Man United slammed over this one move

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Jadon Sancho

English Premier League club Man United have continued to insist on the signature of German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho but they have been unable to win it.

The Red Devils have been told by Borussia Dortmund that they will not be releasing the England international winger for any fee less than £100 million which Man United cannot pay.

Now it is claimed that the Red Devils are making the last move by preparing an offer of £90 million which might also be rejected by the Bundesliga outfit.

Jamie Carragher has, therefore, slammed the Red Devils for insisting on a player that will not make them win the Premier League, stressing that meeting Jadon Sancho’s valuation feels like reversing the culture of overpaying.

According to him, Jadon Sancho is a good player but not worth the £100 million tag that has been placed on him. He noted that his coming will have a big negative impact on younger players like Mason Greenwood this season.

Jamie Carragher claims that even the Red Devils know that the Man City academy product does not worth that fee and that is the reason why they have not met the asking price for the past weeks.

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EPL: 44-goal striker claims to be open to Man United move

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Raul Jimenez

English Premier League outfit Man United are one of the few teams that have registered their interest in Wolves striker Raul Jimenez but have not been able to step forward with an offer.

Wolves have always insisted that they will not be parting ways with their prized asset but anytime soon but that is not the wish of the Mexican who has a bigger dream than what the club can afford.

The Premier League might be a difficult one but Raul Jimenez can boast of 44 goals with a team as Wolves in 99 appearances in his first two seasons. That is enough feat to earn him the attention he is receiving in the league and that seems to continue as he has started on a flying note this new season by registering goals in their games against Sheffield United and Man City.

While admitting that he has three more seasons left with Wolves, the 29-year-old opens the door to any change that could happen. He noted that he had played in the Champions League for his former team Benfica but he is keen to play regularly again.

This is not too much for a player at that level to ask for and Man United can take the bold step to give him that opportunity amidst interest from Juventus.

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EPL: Arsenal’s chances of landing Jorginho discussed

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Jorginho

English Premier League outfit Arsenal have been recently linked with Chelsea star Jorginho as they are finding it difficult to agree on a deal with Atletico Madrid for Thomas Partey.

The Chelsea man has been tipped to be an alternative in the Gunners’’ search for a midfielder as the player is reportedly out of favour at the Stanford Bridge with the Blues boss making moves to bring in another midfielder.

Jorginho was earlier tipped to join Italian Serie A outfit Juventus but the chances of that happening again is now very slim with the sack of Italian boss Maurizio Sarri.

However, it is reported that Arsenal’s chances of signing Jorginho are dependent on Frank Lampard‘s ability to snap up the signature of West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice.

It is understood that Frank Lampard is making another last push to bring in the player. West Ham United have insisted that they will not sell the player this transfer window.

However, the opportunity to sign up Jorginho awaits the North London club if Chelsea are able to sign Declan Rice but that might not happen again should Arsenal secure the signature of Houssem Aouar.

Houssem Aouar has made it clear he wants to join Arsenal and the latest reports have claimed that Lyon could soften their stance on him.

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EPL: Will Paul Pogba eventually leave Man United?

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Paul Pogba

The speculation of the exit of France international from Man United is unending with every transfer window that passes by but it is unknown when he will actually bid goodbye to the club.

Since joining the Red Devils, Paul Pogba has been involved in one controversies or the other which has unsettled him at the club. He has been linked with a move back to Juventus in previous transfer windows as well as a move to Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid after declaring love for Zinedine Zidane.

Now that it looks like he is getting settled at the club, the coming of Donny van de Beek, who plays a similar position as Paul Pogba is now stirring some speculations with claims that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cannot play the Frenchman alongside Bruno Fernandes and the Dutchman all in one game.

Jamie Carragher in his column on Telegraph claims Paul Pogba is ow entering a point in his contract where the Red Devils need to make a decision on either to sell him or to keep him.

According to him, the Red Devils look to keep him but the option and unpopular opinion of selling him could arise if they get a tempting pay from his sale.

The former player is of the opinion that Paul Pogba has not given enough to the club despite the big financial investment on him since he joined.

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EPL: Man United blasted for failing to take THESE big summer opportunities

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Donny Van Der Beek

There is no doubt that this summer transfer window is a long one for Man United fans as they have been left waiting in suspense over new recruits and they are yet to see any.

The Red Devils have only secured the signature of Dutch star Donny van de Beek and they are yet to add more despite accepting that they need more signings, especially after losing their Premier League opener to Crystal Palace.

It is perceived that a lot of time has been spent by the club chasing England international winger Jadon Sancho but German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund have insisted on a £100 million fee which the Red Devils cannot pay.

Now it is being reported that the Red Devils have got chances of signing world-class players that can help them win titles but they failed to take up the opportunities.

The Athletic’s United contributor, Andy Mitten has revealed that an agent had been making efforts to reach Man United over great players but the Red Devils do not respond to his call.

He added that he had spoken to Man United over top players who United fans will be happy with but there have been a very loud silence from the Old Trafford.

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