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Jose Mourinho fears Marouane Fellaini will leave Manchester United

Jose Mourinho is worried Marouane Fellaini will leave Manchester United in the summer as contract talks continue to drag on. The 30-year-old has endured a difficult relationship with United supporters at times but has become an influential player under the Portuguese. That form was recognised as the Red Devils triggered the one-year extension in Fellaini’s contract at the start of ...

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Paul Clement urges Swansea players to be 'tough' in face of fans' criticism

Swansea boss Paul Clement has called on his players to be “mentally tough” in coping with an increasingly fraught atmosphere at the Liberty Stadium. Four successive defeats have left Swansea one place and three points off the bottom of the Premier League ahead of Bournemouth’s crunch visit on Saturday. Swansea have lost five of their six home games and supporters ...

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Danny Welbeck's half-time withdrawal was always planned, says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger insists Danny Welbeck did not suffer a recurrence of his recent injury despite coming off at half-time as Arsenal lost to Cologne. The Gunners, showing 11 changes from Saturday’s north London derby success over Tottenham, were beaten 1-0 in a poor contest at the RheinEnergieStadion. A controversial second-half penalty settled the tie as Mathieu Debuchy was adjudged to ...

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West Ham boss David Moyes wants to give fans something good to shout about

David Moyes is desperate to give West Ham’s supporters something to shout about other than their anti-board chants. The Hammers fans vented their anger at joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold, and vice-chair Karren Brady, during the 2-0 defeat at Watford last Sunday. They remain unhappy about the move from Upton Park to the former Olympic Stadium as well as ...

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Everton sign lease on proposed stadium land

Everton have taken another significant next step towards leaving Goodison Park by signing a lease for land at Bramley-Moore Dock, the site of their proposed new stadium. The 200-year lease, which is conditional upon gaining planning consent for the ground and securing funding for its construction, has a so-called ‘peppercorn rent’ and means the club effectively now controls the land ...

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Leicester boss Claude Puel has a good feeling

Claude Puel has been encouraged by how the Leicester players have reacted to him since he became manager. Puel replaced the popular Craig Shakespeare a month ago and the former Southampton boss is pleased with how receptive the squad has been to his methods. His three matches in charge have seen Puel change Leicester’s formation a couple of times already, ...

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Sleepless night for Antonio Conte as Liverpool beckon in the Premier League

Head coach Antonio Conte had a sleepless night despite Chelsea securing their Champions League qualification in Baku on Wednesday. The Italian prepared for Saturday’s Premier League clash at Liverpool on the five-and-a-half-hour return flight to London after a 4-0 Group C win at Qarabag secured Chelsea’s place in the last 16. “We have to work during the flight, to prepare ...

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Ana Ivanovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger announce pregnancy

Former tennis star Ana Ivanovic and footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger have announced they are having a baby. The couple, who married in July 2016, shared posts on social media to announce the happy news. Ivanovic said she “couldn’t be more happy” alongside a photo of three pairs of trainers. A little extension to our family ????????????. Couldn’t be more happy?? !!! ...

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