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What Will Happen To Zlatan Ibrahimovic In January

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has ruled out a January move for former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Mourinho dismissed a possible transfer for Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the winter transfer market in January in his pre-match press conference on Monday ahead of the Champions League clash with Olympiakos in Group B.

Spurs host former Greek champions Olympiakos in a Matchday Five clash billed for the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday night with the knowledge that a win will take them to the knockout stage of this year’s competition.

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Jose Mourinho had a good working relationship with Zlatan Ibrahimovic while they were at Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan and then Manchester United which explains why the Swedish football legend has been seriously linked with a reunion with the new Spurs manager.

When asked about Ibrahimovic, Mourinho categorically said that Spurs won’t sign the 38-year-old striker before adding that they have one of the best three strikers in European football in the form of Harry Kane.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a free agent after his career with Major League Soccer (MLS) side LA Galaxy ended earlier this month.

The Swedish striker has been linked with former club Manchester United as well as the Italian Serie A duo of Bologna and former team AC Milan.

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

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Again! Kevin De Bruyne Wins Another Award

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Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has won the Goal of the Month Award for November in the Premier League for his stunning strike against Newcastle United at St. James Park.

The Belgian international was named the award recipient earlier on Friday afternoon as he saw off competition from the likes of Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United), Harry Wilson (Bournemouth on loan from Liverpool), Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Joao Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) and many more.

Kevin De Bruyne won the Premier League Goal of the Month Award for November due to his goal during the 2-2 draw at the home of Newcastle United.

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The former Chelsea player scored the second goal of the game for Manchester City to edge his team 2-1 ahead after Newcastle United left-back Jetro Willems canceled out the lead given to the Premier League champions by Raheem Sterling in the first half.

De Bruyne gave Manchester City the lead towards the end of the second half but they were unable to hang on to that advantage with Jonjo Shelvey getting the equalizer for the hosts who were able to get a 2-2 draw against the champions.

The Manchester City star has scored four goals and also provided nine assists in the league this term.

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Again! Jurgen Klopp Signs Another Deal

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been rewarded with a new contract following the excellent start to the season in the Premier League.

Klopp has been given a two-year contract extension by the Liverpool owners after he led the club to a phenomenal run of 15 wins and one draw from 16 league matches this season.

The Reds are unbeaten in the last 33 games in the Premier League under the guidance of German tactician Klopp.

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The last Premier League defeat suffered by Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool was on January 3 at the home of Premier League champions Manchester City.

The Merseysiders were beaten 2-1 by Manchester City at the start of this year and they have not tasted a league defeat since then.

Liverpool appointed Jurgen Klopp as their manager on October 8, 2015, and he went on to sign a six-year contract until 2022.

The club has moved to secure his future at the club for a further two years until 2024.

Klopp led Liverpool to the Champions League title last season after the win over Tottenham Hotspur in their final clash.

He followed that Champions League title with the European Super Cup triumph at the start of this season.

Klopp and Liverpool have an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

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EPL: Chelsea Confirm Starting Lineup vs Bournemouth

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Frank Lampard and the Chelsea team have suffered a drop in form in recent weeks in the Premier League ahead of the Bournemouth game this weekend.

Chelsea have lost three of their last four games in the Premier League ahead of the home game with the Cherries.

Lampard and his players would have been boosted by their qualification for the knockout stage of the Champions League ahead of the league clash with Bournemouth who are out of form and have lost their last five games in the Premier League.

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The Blues are one of the 16 teams in the Champions League knockout stage after they finished in second place in Group H behind group leaders Valencia.

Chelsea ensured they would be in the last 16 of the competition this season following the win over French Ligue 1 outfit Lille.

Tammy Abraham and Cesar Azpilicueta scored in the first half to give the hosts a 2-0 lead at the halftime interval before former player Loic Remy pulled one back for visitors Lille.

The 2-1 win was enough to secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Chelsea XI vs Bournemouth (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Reece James, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma, Cesar Azpilicueta; Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount; Christian Pulisic, Willian and Tammy Abraham.

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Mikel Arteta Will Take The Arsenal Job On One Condition

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Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta is ready to take the Arsenal job and that he will do so on one condition according to the newest reports coming out of the British media.

Mikel Arteta is an ex-Arsenal player who knows the club very well and also fits the profile of the manager wanted by the Gunners.

According to the specific report from The Sun, Mikel Arteta will only take the vacant Arsenal managerial job on the condition that club bosses give him assurances about transfers especially.

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He wants assurances on the plan to move the club forward as well as bolstering the squad that has struggled to achieve results in recent weeks.

Arsenal ended a run of nine matches in all competitions with the win over West Ham United in their London Derby clash in the Premier League.

The Gunners came from a goal down to beat the Hammers 3-1 away from home for their first win in ten matches.

Unai Emery was in charge of the Arsenal team for the first seven winless games before the Spaniard was sacked two weeks ago.

Freddie Ljungberg is a club legend and the former winger was made the interim manager.

The former Arsenal winger was in charge of the team for the final two winless games before the West Ham United game on Monday night.

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14 Clubs Scout Man United Target During Champions League Game

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Manchester United have a big battle on their hands if they want to sign Norwegian international striker Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg during the January transfer window.

According to the London Evening Standard, 14 Clubs had scouts in attendance to run the rule over Erling Haaland during the Champions League clash between hosts Red Bull Salzburg and reigning European champions Liverpool.

The Reds won the game 2-0 with the second-half goals from former Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah.

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Champions League holders Liverpool were able to progress into the next stage of the competition as a result of that win, while Erling Haaland and Red Bull Salzburg drop down to the Europa League after finishing third in Group E.

Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Haaland has been attracting the interest of Manchester United and other major European clubs.

Others like RB Leipzig, Arsenal, Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona are also in the running to sign the young Norwegian striker.

Erling Haaland has scored 28 goals in 22 games in all competitions this term in the colours of Red Bull Salzburg.

He is the second topscorer in the Champions League behind Robert Lewandowski after netting eight goals in five Group E games.

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Man Utd Swoop In To Sign £100m-rated Midfield Maestro

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Fallen Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a big money move for Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.

This is according to the publication from the stables of The Athletic which claimed that the Red Devils want to sign England national team midfielder James Maddison in the upcoming winter transfer window and it remains to be seen whether Manchester United will be able to pull off a big transfer in the middle of the season.

Manchester United might need to spend as much as £100m to sign James Maddison off Leicester City who are desperate to hold on to the services of the former Norwich City.

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Recent reports stated that James Maddison could sign a new Leicester City contract thus putting spanner in the works of a Manchester United transfer for him.

James Maddison spent his first Premier League campaign at Leicester City last season following his £24m transfer from Norwich City last summer.

He scored seven goals and also provided seven assists in the Premier League last season and the playmaker has already hit seven goals and three assists in all competitions in the colours of Leicester City who are second on the Premier League table behind Liverpool.

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Liverpool Set Sights On Japanese Attacker With £7.25 Release Clause

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Liverpool have set sights on a possible swoop for Red Bull Salzburg attacker Takumi Minamino ahead of the winter transfer market in January.

This is according to the Daily Mail which revealed that the Reds are eyeing a January move for the Japanese international attacker who has scored 41 goals in 129 appearances for Austrian Bundesliga champions Red Bull Salzburg since he joined them in 2015.

It was revealed that Takumi Minamino has a release clause of £7.25m in his Red Bull Salzburg contract.

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The 24-year-old Japanese international has scored 11 goals in 22 appearances for his country.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp previously talked about signing an attacker when the January transfer market reopens in the coming weeks.

Klopp and Liverpool are fighting on five fronts at the moment and the German tactician will need all his players for the upcoming games.

Liverpool have the FIFA Club World Cup tournament in Qatar to attend later this month with the target of winning the tournament ahead of other participants like Flamengo, Al Sadd and many more.

The Reds have an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table in addition to the fact that they are in the Champions League round of 16.

They are also in the running for both the FA Cup title and the Carabao Cup title this season.

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Arsenal To Finally Make Offer For 51-year-old Manager

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Premier League giants Arsenal have made an offer for Shanghai SIPG boss Vitor Pereira to become their next manager according to the latest media reports from his home country Portugal.

According to Diario de Noticias, Vitor Pereira has been offered a managerial job at Arsenal moments after he turned down the Everton job to stay with Chinese Super League (CSL) side Shanghai SIPG.

Arsenal are on the search for a permanent successor to Unai Emery at the club after the Spanish tactician was sacked at the end of last month.

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Unai Emery paid the ultimate price for a run of seven games without a win in charge of Arsenal as he was as sacked shortly after the disappointing 2-1 loss at home to German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.

He spent just 18 months in North London on the back of his appointment as the Arsenal manager in the summer of 2018.

Freddie Ljungberg was one of his assistants and the former club winger was instantly made the interim manager following the sacking of Unai Emery.

The Arsenal legend was part of the squad that went unbeaten during the 2003/04 season.

He has one, drawn one and lost one of his three league games in charge of Arsenal.

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