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Sports Pep Guardiola: Premier League players £20-£25m more expensive
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola: Premier League players £20-£25m more expensive

Guardiola could start with Jesus and Sergio Aguero up front, given he has used a 3-5-2 set-up for much of pre-season, which suggests Walker and Danilo are to be deployed as wing-backs. Every game is a battle, especially with the teams who arrive in the first four, five or six games - they are so complicated, especially away. Now Neymar.

Sports Liverpool and Arsenal make bids for Real Madrid ace Marco Asensio
Author: 0 Liverpool and Arsenal make bids for Real Madrid ace Marco Asensio

While the 21-year-old - who joined Los Blancos from Real Mallorca in 2015 - does not want to leave the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, he is prepared to if manager Zinedine Zidane cannot offer him assurances of more game time . Real are to mark Isco's new contract in an official ceremony at the Bernabéu after the Spanish Super Cup, in which Los Blancos face Barcelona on 13 and 16 August.

Sports Pochettino forgives Rose for Spurs 'Google' jibe
Author: 0 Pochettino forgives Rose for Spurs 'Google' jibe

The Tottenham left-back also claimed he and his team-mates were underpaid in a shock blast that was far from ideal preparation for the trip to Newcastle on Sunday. "With the players we have we can compete in a very good way". Erik Lamela is also unavailable as the Argentinean worldwide is still recovering from a long-term hip injury.

Sports Premier League favorite? Last Manchester standing
Author: 0 Premier League favorite? Last Manchester standing

City's away form was impressive last season , earning more points on the road than any team apart from eventual champions Chelsea . Such expenditure has raised eyebrows in some quarters, but Guardiola insists the expensive revamp of his squad was necessary...

Author: 0 West Ham determined to keep star away from Liverpool advances

New kids on the block: Pablo Zabaleta - Manchester City, Joe Hart - Manchester City (loan), Javier Hernandez - Bayer Leverkusen, Marko Arnautovic - Stroke, Javier Hernandez - Bayer Leverkusen, Sead Haksabanovic - Halmstads BK. "Even if I am described as the best striker in the world, or the worse striker in the world, that is something that I need to prove on the pitch", he said .

Sports Pep Guardiola says transfer finances are 'unsustainable'
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola says transfer finances are 'unsustainable'

Bookmakers are slightly more cautious than last summer, but at 15-8 there's no doubt that City are the clear favourites for Premier League glory. "It will not be easy but we travel to win the game". But then we won at Nottingham Forest (who were then European champions), gained some confidence, put some runs together, and finished well clear of the relegation zone.

Sports Guardiola admits double injury blow ahead of Brighton clash
Author: 0 Guardiola admits double injury blow ahead of Brighton clash

My career has nearly exclusively been spent between the bottom half of the Premier League and the top half of the Championship so I have a very good insight into both and the qualities needed for relative success. Alexander-Arnold showed he wouldn't be overawed by his step up when he flattened Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery during a recent pre-season friendly.

Sports Mariners place James Paxton on 10-day DL
Author: 0 Mariners place James Paxton on 10-day DL

Add Paxton's pectoral strain to Felix Hernandez's shoulder bursitis, Hisashi Iwakuma's shoulder inflammation and Drew Smyly's Tommy John surgery, and it's hard to picture a playoff scenario where the Mariners take the rest of the American League by storm - or at all.

Sports Ronald Koeman: 'No hurry for Gylfi Sigurdsson'
Author: 0 Ronald Koeman: 'No hurry for Gylfi Sigurdsson'

Everton have seen two bids for the Iceland global midfielder rejected, with Swansea holding out for a fee of around £50 million. Clement added: "At the moment no (he will not play this Saturday). That has not changed. "I heard the comments of Paul Clement , the manager of Swansea, and of course everybody would like to have news". But having signed Michael Keane from Burnley in a £30 million (A$49.44 million) deal when the England defender was in the final year of his deal at Turf ...

Author: 0 Nemanja Matic says taking Chelsea's title is his aim with Man United

The Amex Stadium will be the 56th different stadium to host a Premier League match. He achieved the feat at Porto, Chelsea twice, Inter Milan and Real Madrid , with the only exceptions to the rule being his first two management roles, at Benfica and Uniao de Leiria, where he lasted less than a season in both cases.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger 'has sympathy' for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Nemanja Matic has gone and Diego Costa seems to be going - it's true that good players are coming [in] but not these kind of players. Blues head coach Antonio Conte has informed the Spain striker he is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, with the pair having fallen out in January over Chelsea's reported refusal to allow Costa to move to the Chinese Super League.

Sports Premier League's refusal to listen will damage English game
Author: 0 Premier League's refusal to listen will damage English game

But during a press conference on Friday ahead of their season's opener, Guardiola said: "Last season we were favourites too and we finished 15 points behind". "The next year I had some offers from overseas and took the step towards Manchester City and had another great year". Sooner or later it's going to finish.

Sports Man City keeper Ederson: Pep Guardiola said to forget price tag
Author: 0 Man City keeper Ederson: Pep Guardiola said to forget price tag

While many of us are confused as to which player will start, below are the 5 players who are definitely going to start and should be on your FPL list. Meanwhile, Guardiola claims there will be no immediate repeat of this summer's lavish spending at Manchester City . Empowered by a close-season transfer splurge of some £200 million ($264.8 million, 233.5 million euros), Manchester City are the early favourites to topple Premier League champions Chelsea .

Author: 0 Arsène Wenger praises match-winner Olivier Giroud for staying at Arsenal

From Hector Bellerin's lay-off, Mohamed Elneny swept a first-time cross into the box and Lacazette deftly glanced a header past Kasper Schmeichel before spreading his arms to take the acclaim of the crowd. Arsenal then had a penalty shout as Kolasanic's shot hit Onyine Ndidi's raised arm, but Mike Dean adjudged the Leicester man was too close to be able to react.

Sports Knicks sign Michael Beasley to 1-year deal
Author: 0 Knicks sign Michael Beasley to 1-year deal

Michael Beasley #9 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts to a three-point shot against the Toronto Raptors during the first half of Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on April 20, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Author: 0 Guardiola wants Man City to play like Barca - Toure

Intelligent players don't need time to be involved in the way we want to play . Empowered by a close-season transfer splurge of some £200 million ($264.8 million, 233.5 million euros), Manchester City are the early favourites to topple Premier League champions Chelsea .

Sports Spieth accepts that Grand Slam is off the table
Author: 0 Spieth accepts that Grand Slam is off the table

Top scores (USA unless specified): 67: Thorbjorn Olesen (Den), Kevin Kisner . Kisner is not ranked 25th in the world for nothing, even if his name does not carry a lot of cache. In the first round, Spieth nearly lost a chance to connect when he birdied two consecutive holes before putting two birdies to get back into the chase for another Grand Slam.

Sports Philadelphia Eagles trade WR Jordan Matthews and draft pick for Bills cornerback
Author: 0 Philadelphia Eagles trade WR Jordan Matthews and draft pick for Bills cornerback

The five-time Pro Bowl selection also said he could sympathize with Watkins , having once been traded by the Eagles to Buffalo in exchange for a lesser talent in linebacker Kiko Alonso . Trades are pretty rare in the National Football League but nonetheless, Buffalo made a decision to shake up its roster early in training camp this season.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho: I won't moan if Man United don't sign another player

But for the beginning of the season, we lost important players, too [to injury]. Ramos had earlier stated: "So I am very, very grateful but I don't think Mourinho has changed my life in football at all". West Ham United will be kept waiting before they kick off their Premier League campaign, with their televised clash with Manchester United taking place on Sunday (kick-off 4pm).

Author: 0 Manchester United in talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic over new deal

It meant that United were unable to offer Ibrahimovic, 35, a new contract when his one-year deal ran out at the end of June, but he has stayed on good terms with the club and continued to work on his rehabilitation at the club's Carrington training base.

Sports Mourinho says Man Utd still in the market for a winger
Author: 0 Mourinho says Man Utd still in the market for a winger

He has put his trust in me and in my work, and I was very grateful to him. "Yes, we can (win the title), Europa League is not Champions League, obviously it is more difficult to win the Champions League than the Europa League but also motivation is higher, also my hard work last season to motivate the Europa League with ambition and commitment and responsibility, my work was hard at that level".

Sports Branden Albert Released by Jaguars After Coming Out of Retirement
Author: 0 Branden Albert Released by Jaguars After Coming Out of Retirement

The 32-year-old Albert surprised coach Doug Marrone on July 31 by walking into his office and saying he planned to retire. After a two week stretch of training camp that can only be termed a disaster, the return of Albert could provide a ray of sunlight for our team from the "Sunshine State".

Sports Bills deal Sammy Watkins, Ronald Darby in separate trades
Author: 0 Bills deal Sammy Watkins, Ronald Darby in separate trades

Here's why, plus fallout of who else is affected. For what it's worth, Jordan Matthews has been way more consistent than Watkins , as he has had at least 800 receiving yards and 65 receptions every single season. How the Eagles align against three- and four-receiver sets will be fascinating, a variable that plays into Schwartz's blitz-happy ways with safety Malcolm Jenkins the ultimate wildcard.

Sports 10 reasons to watch the Steelers' 2017 National Football League preseason opener
Author: 0 10 reasons to watch the Steelers' 2017 National Football League preseason opener

Manning will enter his age-36 season with the deepest receiving corps he's ever had - even if Sterling Shepard isn't 100 percent after an early camp ankle injury . Yesterday, Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert released this statement below via the team's official website Steelers.com . "My feeling is there's nothing to be gained by a holdout", Colbert said Wednesday.

Sports Dion Waiters has legendary quote about Kyrie Irving to Heat rumors
Author: 0 Dion Waiters has legendary quote about Kyrie Irving to Heat rumors

Phoenix, of course, hired [former Cavalier] James Jones this offseason". "He's been inside that locker room". "I'm told [Kyrie] wants to play for the Clippers". Kyrie Irving already is one of the NBA's best point guards, but it appears the 25-year-old believes he has a whole lot more to offer in the league.

Author: 0 Arsenal vs. Leicester City: Time, Channel & Lineup

The lead unfortunately wouldn't last long as Leicester City eventually equalized just two minutes later, but the memory is one that both Lacazette and Arsenal fans will hold onto, as their new boy provided plenty of promise for the coming season.

Sports CHIEFS: Smith solid, Mahomes throws first touchdown in loss to 49ers
Author: 0 CHIEFS: Smith solid, Mahomes throws first touchdown in loss to 49ers

First, he was beaten badly down the right sideline by wide receiver Tyreek Hill on the game's first play for the 32-yard gain. San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan looks at the score board during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug.

Author: 0 Pep Guardiola claims Premier League spending is 'unsustainable'

Jonathan Pearce: "Living 10 minutes away from the Amex Stadium, I've witnessed at close hand the Sussex buzz since promotion". Expectations were sky-high when Guardiola alighted in Manchester after years of being courted by City, but a title challenge failed to materialise and his side did not make a mark in any of the cup competitions.

Author: 0 Federer downs Bautista Agut to reach Rogers Cup semfinals; Haase advances

Ferrer came out all guns blazing and after racing into a 4-1 lead took the first set 6-4 against world No 3 Federer , who had not dropped a set since his shock defeat to Tommy Haas at the Mercedes Cup in June. 33. Haase has had to overcome several injuries in his career but says he is finally in a good place. Federer said he knows Haase well from serving with him on the ATP player council and from practicing together.

Sports Giroud marks 50th Emirates goal for Arsenal in spectacular Leicester comeback
Author: 0 Giroud marks 50th Emirates goal for Arsenal in spectacular Leicester comeback

By the end, though, they were both scrambling to make the Champions League and even then, Manchester United only got there via the back door that was their Europa League win. But Guardiola's summer spending is not complete, although he concedes Manchester City will not approach future transfer windows the same way. "The group of players this season are going to stay here for a long time ".

Sports Mets' deGrom hit on right arm in 10-0 rout of Phillies
Author: 0 Mets' deGrom hit on right arm in 10-0 rout of Phillies

NY is 4-0 this season in Philadelphia, hitting 14 homers in those contests. He gave up three runs and five hits while striking out eight in five innings of the 6-0 setback. WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross watched batting practice on the field before the game and then sat in a suite with former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and 600-homer hitter Jim Thome.

Author: 0 Ndidi, Iheanacho In Action, Iwobi Benched Arsenal Survive Leicester Scare

Giroud has been at Arsenal since 2012, and in that time has scored 99 goals for the club. Harry Maguire, another debutant, headed the ball back in for his new team-mate who beat Granit Xhaka to head home easily. Leicester took the lead again when Vardy headed in Riyad Mahrez's corner minutes before the hour-mark and it looked like the visitors were going to take home all three points.

Author: 0 Guardiola Predicts 'Intelligent' Bernardo Silva Making Impact at Man City

I hope I can prove I'm just as good as them. I think that I could come back to the league some time. The veteran of 113 worldwide caps said 18 months ago: "If I go back to Spain, it will be to play for Las Palmas". Goal revealed earlier in August that Sancho had already said goodbye to his youth-team colleagues, who were left under the impression that he would join Borussia Dortmund.

Sports Coutinho going nowhere: Liverpool
Author: 0 Coutinho going nowhere: Liverpool

Soon after the press conference, reports emerged that Coutinho had handed in a transfer request and, although initially Liverpool insisted that was not the case, it is understood they have now received one from the player. Klopp, however, is determined to win the Premier League title this season by retaining Coutinho, Liverpool's top scorer with 14 goals in all competitions last season when the Reds finished fourth.

Author: 0 Jamie Carragher Reckons Antonio Conte Won't Last Much Longer At Chelsea

Considering the fact that he is approaching his peak years, he decided against remaining with the Londoners, and jumped at the chance to sign for Mourinho again - albeit for United this time . "With the players and the characters we have in the building we won't let it". "I think Sanchez is worth that, even if you know you'd get £50million for him now and he'll leave next summer on a free".

Sports Jeremie Boga set to start for Chelsea against Burnley
Author: 0 Jeremie Boga set to start for Chelsea against Burnley

Conte has hit the headline throughout the summer for publicly questioning his club's activity in the summer transfer window. Chelsea head into the new season with a squad noticeably short on numbers thanks to several key injuries and difficulties in the transfer market, but Conte insisted that there can be no excuses for his team when the football begins.

Author: 0 Former Chelsea Star: Why Mourinho Will Win The EPL With Man Utd

After bolstering their squad, Guardiola's side - who came third last season - have been made favourites to win the title, but the City manager said he could cope with that burden. "But when I asked him about what getting the medal means, he was excited but said "I just want to win my first Ballon d'Or before I turn 20"," Ibrahim said.

Sports Shocker: Nadal loses to 18 year old in Rogers Cup
Author: 0 Shocker: Nadal loses to 18 year old in Rogers Cup

A day after celebrating his 36th birthday, Federer played the aggressive game that has propelled him to five titles, including two grand slams , this year, attacking the net and rocketing second serves. Monfils prevailed 6-7 (4/7), 7-5, 7-6 (8/6) to advance. "It's a good victory for many reasons", said Monfils. Romania's Simona Halep , who won this tournament past year, eased through 6-1, 6-0 against the Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova .

Sports Chelsea: Five Blues loanees ready to take on the Premier League
Author: 0 Chelsea: Five Blues loanees ready to take on the Premier League

For this reason I'm telling you we're working very hard to try to improve our team. Crowned kings of England just three months ago, Conte's side open their campaign at home to Burnley on Saturday arguably in worse shape than when they paraded the Premier League trophy in front of their jubilant fans in May.

Author: 0 Antonio Conte: Champions Chelsea must strengthen

Home draws were a regular occurrence in Manchester United's disappointing sixth-place finish last season . "There are a lot of variables that aren't easy but from the outside, it does seem unusual to let that player go to a direct rival - and he will improve them".

Sports Ex-Lobo Frerichs 2nd in steeplechase at world championships
Author: 0 Ex-Lobo Frerichs 2nd in steeplechase at world championships

And that's exactly what she encountered during Friday's final, except this time Coburn emerged as the best of the best. "Her form is great and there was an extreme level of comfort". Frerichs entered the world championships with a personal-best time of 9:19.09; she ran a blistering 9:03.77 Friday. Paris victor Beatrice Chepkoech finished a heroic fourth in 9:10.45 after battling back from way behind after initially forgetting to go over the first water jump and world record holder and ...

Sports Antonio Conte 'not looking for sympathy' over size of Chelsea squad
Author: 0 Antonio Conte 'not looking for sympathy' over size of Chelsea squad

Morata made his competitive debut for the Blues in their Community Shield loss to rivals Arsenal last weekend but only featured in the closing stages before missing a penalty in the shootout. This is my message. Antonio Conte hinted the transfer was out of his hands and has cut a frustrated figure this summer with Chelsea's business in the summer window.

Sports Jose Mourinho admits defeat in Manchester United's move for Ivan Perisic
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho admits defeat in Manchester United's move for Ivan Perisic

Numerous reports claimed earlier in the summer that United tabled a £44m offer for the 28-year-old, but it appears that the Italian club are holding out for more. With hopes of securing Perisic fading, Mourinho suggested on Monday that he would explore the possibility of bringing Gareth Bale to Old Trafford if he was surplus to requirements at Real Madrid.

Sports Mourinho eyes second season glory with United
Author: 0 Mourinho eyes second season glory with United

It's not something that's urgent, it's not desperate to have it done or not. Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in 46 appearances for Jose Mourinho's side since signing on a free last summer but his debut Premier Leauge season was cut short when the Swede picked up a serious knee injury in a Europa League clash with Anderlecht in April.

Sports Antonio Conte Reveals Why Alvaro Morata Is Yet To Start For Chelsea
Author: 0 Antonio Conte Reveals Why Alvaro Morata Is Yet To Start For Chelsea

At the moment I signed a new contract, and then I made a decision to stay, I chose to work for this club, and then to try to give every day 120 per cent. Jeremie Boga or Charly Musonda could be handed their first ever Premier League start, or we could see Alvaro Morata shifted out wide. He's got great movement and he's a good finisher, so he now needs to adapt to the Premier League .

Sports Arsene Wenger expects female managers in Premier League
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger expects female managers in Premier League

The current contract Sanchez with Arsenal expires in the summer of 2018. "I rate him as a player but we have similar types with Alex Iwobi, Jack Wilshere back, Mesut Ozil - we have plenty of the same type of players". Campbell and Steve Bould were on target when George Graham's side suffered a 4-2 home defeat to Norwich, an inauspicious maiden outing in the initial Premier League season.

Sports Chelsea to battle Tottenham for Premier League star
Author: 0 Chelsea to battle Tottenham for Premier League star

That being said, the Blues do not look like adding anyone to the team at the minute, although they are thought to be interested in Danny Rose, should the player wish to leave Tottenham Hotspur - something that is looking increasingly likely after his recent words to the press.

Author: 0 Iheanacho vs Iwobi: as Leicester battles Arsenal in EPL opener

And the statisticians had plenty to say too. Iheanacho, a £25million signing from Manchester City, came off the substitutes' bench and within minutes teed up Vardy for the Victor in City's final friendly of pre-season against Borussia Monchengladbach.