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“I Would Love To Sign Hazard At Man United”- Jose Mourinho Speaks

Jose Mourinho “would love” to sign Eden Hazard for Manchester United but knows it would be impossible because “Chelsea are led by intelligent people”.

Hazard, 27, won the Premier League under Mourinho during the manager’s second spell at Chelsea in 2015.

The forward had said he wanted to work with Mourinho again in an interview with Belgian newspaper HLN on Saturday.

“We had a good relationship, we were champions together, so I think the feelings are good,” Mourinho said.
“History says that when Eden Hazard is the best player in the Premier League, Chelsea is the champion.

“It happened with me, it happened with Antonio [Conte, in 2017]. The season is still in the beginning of course but, if he is the best player of the Premier League until now, which I think he is, Chelsea is top of the league because he’s the kind of player who can make a huge difference.

“I would love to have him in Manchester United but I don’t think Chelsea will sell him to Manchester United.

“It’s a non-problem because Chelsea are led by intelligent and experienced people in football and I think they would never sell Eden to Manchester United.”

“I Can End My Career At Chelsea”- Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard says he would have “no problem” with staying at Chelsea for the remainder of his career.

The 27-year-forward has been at Chelsea since 2012 and has made a huge impact at Stamford Bridge, helping the club to several trophies, including a pair of Premier League titles.

Speculation has intensified surrounding a possible Real Madrid bid for Hazard, and the player himself has admitted that he might be interested in such a move.

However, having made a superb start to the season under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, Hazard told Sky Sports that he could remain with the Blues until he retires.

“I can finish with Chelsea,” the Premier League’s top scorer told Renault Match Zone, which will be shown on Sky Sports Premier League at 5pm on Friday.

“No problem at all. I am very happy with this club, with the team, my family is happy here.

“So If I don’t go to Spain, it is not a problem. I love the fans – I think the fans love me! What happens in the future, I will be happy, so that’s it.”

Hazard helped Belgium to the semi-finals of the World Cup in the summer and has scored seven Premier League goals this season, for a Chelsea side who remain unbeaten in all competitions.

UPDATE!! Liverpool Star Mane Has Hand Surgery After Suffering Injury

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has had surgery on a hand injury.

The 26-year-old sustained the injury while on international duty with Senegal this week

Mane returned to Liverpool for the procedure and will be monitored by the club before their trip to Huddersfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

Reds forward Mohamed Salah, midfielder Naby Keita and defender Virgil van Dijk also suffered injuries while on international duty this week.

See The 4 Countries That Have Qualified For The 2019 AFCON Posted

Four teams have already joined hosts Cameroon, in qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Madagascar qualified for their first ever AFCON, after beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 at home on Tuesday.

They have been joined by Egypt, Senegal and Tunisia in the 24-team field for next year’s expanded finals.

Senegal won 1-0 in Sudan thanks to a late goal from Sidy Sarr, while Egypt beat eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) 2-0.

Tunisia claimed a 2-1 victory over Niger, to ensure the two North African powerhouses qualified from Group J. Firas Chawat scored both goals for Tunisia on his debut.

Uganda need a point from their last two qualifiers to reach the finals after beating Lesotho 2-0 away and Guinea are also on the cusp despite giving up a late goal and being held 1-1 in Rwanda.

See How Chelsea And Leicester Reacted To Super Eagles’ Victory Against Libya

Chelsea and Leicester City have reacted to Super Eagles’ 3-2 victory over Libya in the 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifying encounter played on Tuesday night in Sfax.

Nigeria had gone two goals up in the opening 17 minutes courtesy of Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa, before Mohamed Zubya and Ahmad Benali levelled for the hosts.

However, Ighalo struck his fifth goal in three days against Libya, to seal three points.

The two Premier League clubs monitored the game due to their respective players: Ola Aina and Wilfred Ndidi, who were in action for Gernot Rohr’s side.

In their match review, Chelsea stated through their official website, that: ”In Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, Ola Aina played the full game as Nigeria edged a five-goal thriller against Libya.

”The defender, who is on loan at Italian side Torino, started at right-back for the Super Eagles, who were 2-0 up inside 17 minutes thanks to goals from Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa.

”The home side hit back, however, and after reducing the deficit 10 minutes before the break, Libya drew level 16 minutes from time.

”There was still time for a further twist, though, and with just nine minutes remaining Ighalo scored his second goal of the game to win it for the visitors”.

On their part also through their official website, Leicester City said: ”City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi also played the full 90 minutes as Nigeria defeated Libya 3-2 to go top of Africa Cup of Nations Group E.

”An Odion Ighalo brace and a strike from former Fox Ahmed Musa were enough to secure victory for the Super Eagles, who were without City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, in Tunisia.”

Liverpool Star Mane Reportedly Suffers Broken Thumb On International Duty

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has reportedly suffered a broken thumb while on international duty with Senegal.

Images have emerged of the 26-year-old with a bandage on his left hand, coupled with an X-ray of the alleged injury.

Sky Sports News has contacted Liverpool for a comment and is awaiting a response.

Liverpool return to action on Saturday in the Premier League against Huddersfield.

Watch Nigeria vs Libya 4-0 Goals highlight!!

Fantastic play by the super Eagles as Odion Ighalo with a super hat-trick made Nigeria overpowered Libya 4-0 at the Godswill Akpabio stadium on saturday. Gernot Rohr’s side had squeezed past Seychelles in their last outing, but there was no late drama in a one-sided affair in Uyo.
Ighalo enjoyed a slice of good fortunes to secure his treble as the Super Eagles go into their return leg in Sfax as second-best team in Group E.
What a match.
You Can Watch and download The Goals Highlight Below:

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry appointed new Monaco head coach

Ligue 1 side AS Monaco have officially appointed Thierry Henry as their new head coach.

The Arsenal & France legend Thierry Henry accepts to become new head coach of Monaco. Before that, Monaco have sacked manager Leonardo Jardim with the club third from bottom of Ligue 1.

Henry is a French professional football coach and former player. He is the second assistant coach of the Belgium national team.

During his playing career, Henry played for Monaco, Juventus, Barcelona, New York Red Bulls and spent 8 years at Arsenal where he is the club’s record goalscorer. At international level, he represented France and is his country’s record goalscorer.

Henry will take his first steps into management at the club where he began his professional career, and has signed a three-year contract.

The Frenchman obviously went on to greater heights, joining Juventus, then the Gunners and then Barcelona, but he spent six years with the Principality club and is delighted to be making a return.

Real Madrid takes Action over C.Ronaldo’s Rape case.

Real Madrid Take Action After Being Dragged Into C.Ronaldo’s Rape Allegation.Real Madrid have taken legal action against a Portuguese newspaper that reported the club forced Cristiano Ronaldo to settle with the woman who accused him of Rape.
Real said the information published by Correio da Manhã is “categorically false” and was printed in an effort to “ seriously damage the image of this club ” .
Real said they have “ absolutely no knowledge of any of the information that the newspaper published with regard to the player Cristiano Ronaldo , and therefore the club was unable to take action on a matter of which it had no knowledge . ”
Correio da Manhã published an article on Wednesday saying that part of Ronaldo ’s defence will be to say that Real forced him to settle . It said Ronaldo was against settling and always declared his innocence.
The newspaper said it stood by what it published and that everything that went into the article was checked .
Kathryn Mayorga filed a lawsuit late last month in Nevada saying she was Raped by Ronaldo in Las Vegas in 2009. Police have reopened an investigation.
The 33- year- old, who spent nearly a decade at Real before joining Juventus in this summer, has strongly denied the accusation , claiming such a crime was “ against everything that I am and believe in ”

JUST IN!!! Monaco Sack Manager Leonardo Jardim, Set To Appoint Thierry Henry

Monaco have sacked manager Leonardo Jardim with the club third from bottom of France’s Ligue 1.

The news potentially opens the way for Thierry Henry to become the French club’s next boss after their former striker was linked with the role.

Former France and Arsenal star Henry, 41, began his career at Monaco and helped them win Ligue 1 in 1997.

Portuguese boss Jardim was appointed in 2014 and led the club to the French title in 2017, their first since 2000.

The 44-year-old also guided Monaco to the Champions League semi-finals in 2016-17 and helped develop players such as forward Kylian Mbappe, now at Paris St-Germain.

In a club statement, Jardim said: “I’m grateful and proud to have been Monaco coach for more than four years. I’ve always given my very best and worked with passion. We achieved some great victories together and I’ll always keep those memories.”

Monaco chief executive Vadim Vasilyev added: “I want to thank Leonardo with deepest respect for all the work he has done.

“His time here will remain as one of the most beautiful pages in the history of the club.

“Leonardo will still be part of the Monaco family.

‘I Never Rped Mayorga, We Agreed To Have Sx’- Cristiano Ronaldo Speaks Out

Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo insisted again on Wednesday that he did not rape a woman.

A woman the football star met in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 had accused him of rape but the player said that their sexual encounter was “completely consensual.”

“Ronaldo is forced to break his silence,” said the Juventus and Portuguese star’s lawyer Peter Christiansen in a statement released through Gestifute, the company which manages the player’s affairs.

“Once again, for the avoidance of doubt, Cristiano Ronaldo’s position has always been, and continues to be, that what happened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual.”

Police in Las Vegas announced last week that they were reopening an investigation into allegations made by a former model, Kathryn Mayorga, relating to an incident in 2009.

Ronaldo has vehemently denied the rape accusations.

“I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me,” the 33-year-old said in a statement.
“Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in.”

Mayorga claims she was pressured into signing a non-disclosure agreement in 2010 to keep the alleged rape secret and is seeking at least $200,000 in penalties and damages.

“Cristiano Ronaldo does not deny that he agreed to conclude an agreement,” added Christiansen.

“This agreement is by no means a confession of guilt. What happened was simply that Cristiano Ronaldo merely followed the advice of his advisers in order to put an end to the insulting accusations made against him in order to avoid attempts, such as those now witnessed, to destroy a reputation built thanks to intense work, great athleticism and ethically impeccable behaviour.”

Christiansen added “documents that allegedly contain statements by Cristiano Ronaldo and were reproduced in the media are pure invention.”

JUST IN!! Aston Villa Appoints John Terry As Coach

Aston Villa have confirmed the appointments of Dean Smith as their new head coach and John Terry as assistant coach.

Villa also announced Jesus Garcia Pitarch has been appointed as the club’s new sporting director.
Smith joins from Brentford, who will receive compensation from Villa. The Bees are currently seventh in the Sky Bet Championship, three points and eight places above Villa.

Terry, 37, moves into coaching after announcing his retirement last week. He spent last season with Villa after 19 seasons at Chelsea.

Capped 78 times by England, Terry recently rejected a chance to play for Spartak Moscow, saying a move to Russia was not right for his family.

Pitarch formerly held director of football roles at both Valencia and Atletico Madrid, where he oversaw the signings Jose Antonio Reyes and Diego Forlan.

‘I Want To Become A Football Manager’- Retired John Terry Says

John Terry has told Sky Sports News he wants to be a manager “in the long run” but refused to comment on reports linking him with the Aston Villa vacancy.

The 37-year-old former England defender announced his retirement on Monday following a trophy-laden career as a player, which ended at Aston Villa.

The Sky Bet Championship club have been without a manager since sacking Steve Bruce last week and Terry has been listed as one of his potential successors.

When asked if he wanted to follow in the footsteps of former England team-mates Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard – who have taken up management roles – Terry was enthusiastic about the idea.

“I’m ready for the next chapter in my life,” he said. “Let’s see what the future brings. Hopefully it brings half the success I had as a player.

“Frank’s a good friend. I saw him the other night. It’s an ambition of mine [to be a manager], it has been for a long time.

“I have ambitions and aspirations to be a coach, a manager, in the long run.

“But, like I said, it’s about taking time to reflect. That’s the most important thing for me.”

Rape Allegation: Cristiano Ronaldo will face questioning by Las Vegas Police

The Las Vegas Police have said they have intentions to question footballer Cristiano Ronaldo about the rape accusations made against him.

Daily Mail shared that the police said the case was reopened a week ago after his accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, revealed publicly that the footballer raped her in 2009.

Ronaldo has repeatedly denied the allegations, first describing it as fake news on his Instagram Live and then releasing an official statement where he said rape “goes against everything that I am and believe in.”

The police have revealed they intend to question him, although they don’t know when as he doesn’t stay in the country. A police spokesperson said:

We certainly do not know yet when it will happen… but at some point, we will have to listen to him.

PREMIER LEAGUE!! Read What Morata Is Saying About Hazard Leaving Chelsea For Real Madrid

Chelsea striker, Alvaro Morata has said that the club will be helpless to prevent star forward, Eden Hazard from joining Real Madrid.

La Liga heavyweights Real have been interested in signing Hazard for the past two years.
Just yesterday, the Belgium international admitted it would be a ‘dream’ to join Madrid
Responding to Hazard’s comments, Morata said the 27-year-old is capable of playing for any team in the world.

Morata, who spent two years at Real Madrid before signing for Chelsea, suggested it will be difficult to prevent Hazard from leaving.

Asked about Hazard’s honest remarks and whether he would fit in at Real, Morata told AS, “You can play him in any position.

“And if he has said it that clearly [that he wants to play for Madrid], then that’s the way it is.

“We’ve said that it’s not that he wants to leave Chelsea but if Madrid come in for him, that won’t be an obstacle.

“The thing is that he has a very good relationship with the club, he’s happy there and it’s not like other cases when a player wants to leave a club at any cost.

“But if it’s good for Chelsea they will keep that in mind.”

This Top French Club Set To Make Thierry Henry As New Manager (SEE)

Monaco are set to name former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry as their new manager.

ESPN reports that the club, where Henry won the Ligue 1 title in the 1996-97 campaign, have decided to sack Leonardo Jardim.

Jardim will lose his job with Monaco after a dismal start to the season that sees them marooned in 18th place in Ligue 1 nine games into the season, one point off the foot of the table.

Monaco have not won since the opening day in any competition, and Sunday’s loss at home to Rennes extended their run of consecutive defeats to four games, and 10 matches without a win.

Henry, who had been courted by Championship side Aston Villa, is currently assistant to Roberto Martinez with the Belgium national team.

Monaco had also considered Robert Pires, River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo and former Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc.

Sevilla Go Top Of LA LIGA Ahead Of Real Madrid & Barcelona (See How)

Barcelona’s poor run domestically continued on Sunday, after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Valencia.

The hosts took an early lead at the Mestalla, after defender Ezequiel Garay prodded home from close range.

Lionel Messi equalized for the Spanish champions in the 23rd minute.

It was his 11th goal in 10 games this season.

The draw stretched Barca’s winless run in Spain’s top flight to four games and saw them surrender first place to Sevilla in a highly competitive campaign, in which the leading six teams are separated by only two points.

Sevilla are top on 16 points while Barca have 15 like Atletico Madrid, but are second because to a better goal difference.

Super Eagles Star Iwobi Speaks On Arsenal’s Chances Of Winning Premier League After Victory Against Fulham

Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi, has said Arsenal are proving their title credentials, after taking their winning run to nine games with a 5-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage.

The win was Arsenal’s sixth in a row in the Premier League, after opening defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea.

The Gunners have already won three away fixtures in the league under Unai Emery, after having won only four under Arsene Wenger last season, scoring at least two goals in each of their last 10 matches in all competitions.

“The team spirit is better. The confidence is definitely better.

“We analyse the games a bit more and we’re proving to the fans as well as ourselves that we’re able to compete for the title.

“But there’s a long way to go. It’s a marathon, so we just have to carry on being consistent. …. We’re not afraid to play anyone. We’re playing without fear, we want to be consistent and keep it going,” Iwobi said after the match.

Antonio Rudiger Names The ‘Untouchable’ Player In Chelsea Squad

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Chelsea star,  Antonio Rudiger has revealed the player in the Chelsea squad who is ‘untouchable’ at the moment.

Antonio Rudiger, a Chelsea defender, has named the ‘untouchable’ player at the club.

According to Rudiger, forward, Eden Hazard is untouchable under manager, Maurizio Sarri’s squad.

He, however, believes that no other Blues player is guaranteed a place in Chelsea’s starting XI apart from the Belgium international.

Hazard has enjoyed a superb start to the new campaign, scoring eight goals in his last eight appearances for the club and country.

The 27-year-old’s form has helped the West London club enjoy an unbeaten start in the Premier League and Europa League.

“Everyone has to fight for their place in this team,” Metro UK quoted Rudiger as saying ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Southampton.

“No one’s place is safe, apart from Hazard. “He is safe, I am sure about that! He is an example to the rest of us.

“We should not underestimate anyone and must keep going. Our aim has to be to go through to the next round in first place in the group.”

‘Man United Lacked Technical Quality In Crucial Position’- Jose Mourinho After Draw Against Valencia

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said some of his players lack “technical quality”, after a 0-0 home Champions League draw with Valencia.

United have now gone four games without a win in all competitions.

Mourinho has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks because of those results, and was involved in an apparent training-ground dispute with midfielder Paul Pogba last week.

“The players tried. They raised the level of their efforts,” Mourinho said.

“They raised the level of their intensity.

“We tried to play but in some crucial positions in the building up phase, we don’t have the technical quality to build from the back.”

United have not won at home since 10 August – the opening day of the season. They lost 3-1 to West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday, three days after they went out of the Carabao Cup to Championship side Derby.