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Done Deal: Inter Offer Swap Deal For Lukaku

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Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan have reportedly made an official bid for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

According to experienced Italian journalist Tancredi Palmieri, Inter Milan were said to have offered €30m plus winger Ivan Perisic for Romelu Lukaku.

Inter Milan are closing in on the appointment of Antonio Conte as their new manager this summer.

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Former Chelsea boss Conte will replace Luciano Spalletti as the Inter Milan manager this summer.

Conte has requested for the signing of Lukaku who endured a topsy-turvy campaign at Manchester United during the just concluded Premier League season.

Romelu Lukaku struggled in front of goal though he was still able to score 12 league goals in 32 Premier League games.

The Belgian striker has three years left on the five-year deal he penned upon joining the Red Devils in the summer of 2017.

His transfer at the start of last season made him the second most expensive signing at Manchester United.

The Red Devils splashed a whooping sum of £75m to secure his transfer from Everton.

Manchester United have a longstanding interest in Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic but it remains to be seen whether the offer from the Nerazzurri would be enough to secure the signing of the aforementioned Lukaku.

Segun is a regular contributor to beIN sports and has worked at several publications, including Aljazeera, and taslkSport.

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EPL: Liverpool Confirm Starting Lineup vs Bournemouth

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Premier League leaders Liverpool have the opportunity to extend their lead at the summit when they travel to take on out-of-form Bournemouth in a week 16 league clash.

Ahead of the home game with Liverpool, Bournemouth have lost their last four games in the league and they face a redhot side on a six-game winless run.

Liverpool are coming into the game on the back of the thumping win over Everton in the Merseyside Derby in midweek.

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Everton were on the end of a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the reigning European Champions amd that led to the sack of their manager Marco Silva on Thursday evening.

For the Bournemouth game, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to revert back to his usual starting XI after resting some players during the Merseyside clash with Everton at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Club skipper Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino came off the bench against Everton in midweek and are expected to return to the starting XI.

Mohamed Salah was completely rested on the bench for the Everton game and he’s expected to make the starting XI for the Bournemouth clash, while first choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker is back from a one-game suspension.

Likely Liverpool XI vs Bournemouth (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Andy Robertson; Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain; Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

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Man United Face Serious Threat For Redhot Striker

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Fallen Premier League giants Manchester United are potentially facing a big threat from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in their bid to sign in-demand Red Bull Salzburg star Erling Haaland.

The interest of Borussia Dortmund in Erling Haaland was revealed by popular German newspaper SportBild.

It was revealed that Erling Haaland has a release clause of €20m in his Red Bull Salzburg contract.

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Erling Haaland is one of the most coveted players in the world after his sensational performance for Red Bull Salzburg this season.

The Norwegian international joined the Austrian Bundesliga champions from Molde FC of Norway during the January transfer window.

Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are not the only clubs interested in Erling Haaland.

Major European sides like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are also keen on signing the 19-year-old striker.

Erling Haaland has scored 27 goals in 20 games in all competitions in the colors of Red Bull Salzburg.

He has scored eight goals for Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League this season and the Norwegian striker is the second top scorer in the competition behind Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski.

Polish national team skipper Robert Lewandowski has scored 10 goals in just five Champions League games.

Erling Haaland would be hoping to add to his eight goals on Matchday six when they host reigning champions, Liverpool.

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Arsenal Set To Recall Striker From Loan Spell

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North London giants Arsenal have concluded plans to recall young striker Eddie Nketiah from his loan spell at English Championship outfit Leeds United.

According to the Daily Mail, Eddie Nketiah will leave Leeds United when the transfer window reopens in the coming days after manager Marcelo Bielsa failed to give him a lot of playing time as expected.

Eddie Nketiah came through the ranks at Arsenal before he made his debut for the first team.

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The England junior international joined Leeds United on loan from Arsenal in the summer.

Since joining Leeds United, Eddie Nketiah has scored five goals in 13 appearances with a lot of his playing time coming as a substitute.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has preferred Patrick Bamford in the attack this season.

With the new development, Eddie Nketiah could join English Championship side Bristol City on loan for the second half of the season once his Leeds United loan has been terminated.

Eddie Nketiah has one Premier League goal for Arsenal and that came on the final day of last season.

The young Arsenal striker scored one of the goals as the Gunners beat hosts Burnley 3-1 in their final league game.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the other two goals for Arsenal.

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Rhian Brewster Attracting January Interest From These Two Clubs

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Liverpool attacker Rhian Brewster is reportedly attracting the interest of two English Championship sides.

This is according to the newest reports from the English media.

Rhian Brewster is highly rated at Liverpool but the young striker has not been able to force his way into the starting XI due to the form of the famed front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

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According to The Times, Liverpool want to send Rhian Brewster on loan when the January transfer window opens again in the coming weeks.

The English Championship duo of Swansea City and Leeds United are battling to sign him the player on loan as confirmed by the aforementioned publication.

Rhian Brewster has made two appearances for Liverpool this season with the playing time coming in the Carabao Cup.

The 19-year-old attacker is part of the squad named by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar late this month.

Rhian Brewster is yet to feature for Liverpool in the Premier League this season as the Reds continue to dominate the English top flight.

Liverpool have won 14 and drawn just one from the 15 games played in the Premier League.

The Reds have an eight-point advantage at the top of the table.

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Billionaire Plotting Ambituous Swoop For Messi, Guardiola

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French billionaire Bernard Arnault has reportedly been linked with an ambitious swoop for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

This is according to the report from La Repubblica which revealed that the billionaire wants to buy Italian Serie A giants AC Milan and thereafter try to lure both Messi and Guardiola to the club.

Bernard Arnault is the third richest man in the world as confirmed by Forbes.

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The Frenchman has a net worth of €107m to make him the third richest man.

He wants Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola at AC Milan in what could be a farfetched target for him.

Messi was recently crowned the best player in the world for the sixth time after winning the Ballon d’Or award on Monday.

The Barcelona superstar was level with arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo on five Ballon d’Or titles before the recipient for the 2019 Ballon d’Or Award was revealed earlier this month.

Messi had earlier won the Ballon d’Or Award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

On his part, Pep Guardiola has won the last two Premier League titles at Manchester City but faces a big hurdle to make it a hat-trick of wins in the league with his team currently trailing leaders Liverpool by 11 points after 15 league games.

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Eden Hazard To Miss El Clasico Clash With Barcelona

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Real Madrid have been dealt a big injury blow following the news that star player Eden Hazard will miss the El Clasico clash with arch rivals Barcelona.

Summer signing Eden Hazard has suffered a fractured ankle and would miss the blockbuster El Clasico meeting with Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga.

He suffered the injury from during the recent Champions League game at home to French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

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Eden Hazard was subbed off during the PSG game following the injury he sustained via the tackle from Belgian international teammate Thomas Meunier.

Eden Hazard has not enjoyed an extended run in the Real Madrid team mainly because of injury problems.

The 28-year-old forward signed for Real Madrid from Premier League giants Chelsea in the summer in a club-record deal.

Real Madrid paid around €100m to sign Eden Hazard who had one year remaining on his contract at Chelsea.

Eden Hazard spent seven successful years at Chelsea with two Premier League titles and two Europa League titles.

The Belgian international signed for Chelsea from French Ligue 1 outfit Lille for a fee of around £32m.

He won the Premier League title under former Chelsea managers Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.

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Arsenal, Everton Options For Highly Rated La Liga Manager

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is on the verge of leaving the Spanish club as confirmed by the various reports from the media in Spain.

Diego Simeone has struggled to achieve results for Atletico Madrid this season especially in the Spanish La Liga and members of the Atletico Madrid board are growing frustrated with the situation.

Atletico Madrid are in a disappointing sixth position on the league table with 25 points from 15 league games.

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The former Spanish champions are six points adrift of league leaders Barcelona who have played a game less than Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone could be an option for the Premier League duo of Arsenal and Everton if he leaves the Spanish club.

Both Arsenal and Everton have struggled in the Premier League this season especially in the last two months.

Everton have dropped into the bottom three of the Premier League table under Marco Silva and the Portuguese manager will lose his job as a result.

On their part, Arsenal are looking for a permanent manager after the dismissal of Unai Emery.

Ex-Sevilla, Valencia and Almeria boss Unai Emery spent just 18 months in North London before he was booted out of the job.

Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg is now in temporary charge of the team.

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Real Madrid President Snubs Pogba Transfer For This Reason

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Injured Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is a long-term transfer target for Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid but a move is highly unlikely for now according to the publication from popular media channel ESPN.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane wants Pogba at the club but he has not been able to convince president Florentino Perez to splash the cash on Paul Pogba who’s presently out injured.

Zidane tried to cajole the Florentino Perez-led Real Madrid board to sign Paul Pogba this summer but the French football legend was not successful.

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According to the aforementioned publication, Real Madrid will have to pay over £120m if they want to sign Paul Pogba but the problem is that Florentino Perez regards the said fee to be too much.

Paul Pogba publicly declared his desire to leave Manchester United in the summer but the Frenchman was unable to achieve his target.

The former Juventus midfielder has less than three years on his current Manchester United contract.

Pogba is presently injured as a result of a troublesome ankle problem that he first picked up in August.

He has been limited to just six games in all competitions this season as a result of the above mentioned ankle injury.

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