Premier League champions Manchester City have entered the multi-million-pound race to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann during this summer’s transfer window.
The Premier League transfer window officially opened on Thursday and it will run until a day before the start of the 2019/20 season.
The interest of Manchester City in the aforementioned Griezmann was revealed by the Manchester Evening News (MEN).
It was revealed that Manchester City is willing to pay the £108m release clause in his contract at Atletico Madrid.
Antoine Griezmann has already confirmed that Saturday’s league game with Levante would be his last match for the Rojiblancos after a five-year spell at the club whom he joined from fellow Spanish La Liga outfit Real Sociedad.
Spanish champions Barcelona have been strongly linked with the player with reports claiming that the Nou Camp giants are closing in on a move for the French World Cup winner.
Antoine Griezmann has previously been linked with a move to Manchester United and the Red Devils still retain an interest in him but he could join United rivals Manchester City despite the fact that they have a pending case with UEFA.
Manchester City have a Financial Fairplay matter to settle with Europe’s governing body.
Mark Lawrenson Predicts Wolves vs Man Utd, Chelsea vs Leicester Matches
Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has predicted the two games involving two of the top six teams namely Chelsea and Manchester United.
The former Liverpool defender is a pundit with BBC Sport.
On the Chelsea game, Mark Lawrenson said that Frank Lampard was brave for his selection against Manchester United in their Premier League opener and that he would still back them for a win against Leicester City.
Lampard and his Chelsea players were beaten 4-0 by Manchester United who got their goals through the likes of Marcus Rashford (2), Anthony Martial and substitute Daniel James.
Chelsea then went on to lose the UEFA Super Cup on penalties to Premier League rivals Liverpool.
The two English clubs had earlier served up a four-goal thriller before the dreaded penalty shootout.
Chelsea have not won in their first two games of the season and Frank Lampard would be hoping that the situation would change for the third game of the season, a home match with Leicester City who won the corresponding fixture 1-0 through a Jamie Vardy strike.
On the Wolves game against Manchester United, Mark Lawrenson said it would be a difficult game for the Red Devils before adding that they will only get a win if quality players like Paul Pogba play to their true potentials.
What Leicester City Manager Said About Lampard Ahead Of League Clash
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has had his say on Frank Lampard as the new Chelsea manager ahead of their league meeting on Sunday.
Ex-Liverpool and Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers talked about Frank Lampard in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game billed for Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea will entertain the Foxes at home in what’s the second league game of the season for the two teams.
On Frank Lampard, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said the former Chelsea midfielder is the right man for the job.
The Chelsea legend was named the manager this summer after his successful spell at Derby County last season.
Frank Lampard led Derby County to the Championship playoffs before they were beaten 2-1 by Aston Villa in the final.
His managerial reign at Stamford Bridge has started with two winless games ahead of the Leicester City game later this weekend.
Frank Lampard and Chelsea started this season with a heavy defeat at Manchester United in the league.
They were beaten 4-0 by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players before the Super Cup loss to Liverpool on Wednesday night.
Chelsea lost 5-4 on penalties to Liverpool at the end of extra time after the two clubs had shared a four-goal salvo.
Zidane Provides Update On Moves For Neymar, Pogba
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has provided an update on the pursuit of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar.
Zidane spoke about Pogba and Neymar during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Spanish La Liga match Celta Vigo.
Real Madrid will face Celta Vigo in their first league game of the season.
On the possible moves for Pogba and Neymar, Zidane told reporters that he’s contented with the players at his disposal.
The French football legend further said that compatriot Paul Pogba is a Manchester United player at the moment.
On Neymar, Zidane said that the Brazilian international star is not a Real Madrid player.
Zidane and Real Madrid have spent over €300m on new players this summer and they are still being linked with the likes of Paul Pogba, Neymar and Christian Eriksen.
Pogba talked about the possibility of a new challenge in June but the Frenchman has not been able to engineer a move away from Manchester United since that interview in Tokyo, Japan.
On Neymar, Real Madrid and Barcelona in a two-way tussle for the former Santos player.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has been linked with Real Madrid as well as other teams like Atletico Madrid and Manchester United this summer.
Unai Emery Provides Update On These Two Player’s Futures
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has given an update on the contract situation of his star players, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gunners’ boss confirmed that they are working on new deals for the two players.
Unai Emery spoke about the two players during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Premier League clash with Burnley.
Arsenal host Burnley in their second league game of the season having opened their account with a 1-0 away win over Newcastle United.
Gabonese international star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal of the game to give the Gunners an opening day win.
The Premier League clash between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium is the first game for week two.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are expected to feature for the Gunners against Burnley.
The two attackers have been instrumental to the Gunners’ quest for major honours and it’s not surprising that club officials want to tie them down to respective deals.
Aubameyang has two years left on his current contract at the Emirates Stadium, while strike partner Alexandre Lacazette has three years left on his own contract.
Aubameyang scored 31 goals in all competitions for Arsenal in the last campaign, while Lacazette hit 19 goals for the Gunners.
Unai Emery Changed His Mind, Releases Squad For Burnley Game
North London giants Arsenal have named their provisional squad ahead of the league meeting with Burnley.
Arsenal will host Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in what’s the first game of week two matches in the Premier League.
The big news for the Gunners is that Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are available for selection again after their recent woes with criminals in London.
The two players have been targeted by gangs in the capital thus prompting the Metropolitan Police to open an investigation into the situation.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery confirmed earlier in the week that the two players have returned to the squad after missing the Premier League opener at Newcastle United.
Ozil and Kolasinac were conspicuously absent as Pierre-Aubameyang scored the only goal of the game to hand Arsenal a 1-0 win at the home of Newcastle United.
Strike partner Alexandre Lacazette was an unused substitute because of a little ankle issue for the Newcastle game but the Frenchman has recovered fully to take his place in the squad for the league clash with the Clarets.
Arsenal’s provisional squad: Bernd Leno, Emiliano Martinez, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Shkrodan Mustafi, David Luiz, Sokratis Papasthathopoulos Sokratis, Calum Chambers, Nacho Monreal, Sead Kolasinac, Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira, Mohamed Elneny, Joe Willock, Dani Ceballos, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel Martinelli.
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