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Transfer news: Manchester City want Jason Denayer to seal Premier League loan move but defender angling for Galatasaray return

Transfer news: Manchester City want Jason Denayer to seal Premier League loan move but defender angling for Galatasaray return

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Jason Denayer endured a disappointing loan spell at SunderlandWednesday, August 16, 2017Manchester City defender Jason Denayer is trying to force a move to Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray, despite the club's desire for him to stay in the Premier League.The Belgium international is not part of City boss Pep Guardiola's immediate plans and another loan spell looks the most likely course of action.Denayer, 22, enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at Galatasaray two years ago, establishing himself as a real crowd favourite.And, according to reports in Turkey, he wants to secure a move back to the club this summer, despite City insisting upon the defender remaining in the Premier League.The Belgian's desire to move abroad could have been influenced by his disappointing loan spell at Sunderland
Liverpool FC news: Jurgen Klopp praises 'incredible young player' Trent Alexander-Arnold after scoring on Champions League debut

Liverpool FC news: Jurgen Klopp praises 'incredible young player' Trent Alexander-Arnold after scoring on Champions League debut

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised the character of Trent Alexander-Arnold after the teenager scored a brilliant free-kick in their 2-1 Champions League play-off win over Hoffenheim.The 18-year-old stepped up ahead of more senior colleagues to whip in a set-piece and open the scoring with his first goal for the club on his European debut.Hoffenheim's late strike from Mark Uth came from Alexander-Arnold's side of defence after James Milner's cross had deflected in off Havard Nordtveit to make it 2-0, but Klopp accepts the youngster is still learning and was more interested in what he can do rather than what he cannot."I have to say, for an 18-year-old to have the balls to kick a free-kick is better than the mistake," he said."He is an incredible young player. It was actually because I t...
Who will be Premier League champions? – 40 BBC experts have their say

Who will be Premier League champions? – 40 BBC experts have their say

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We have seen six different champions since the Premier League started 25 years ago, but will someone different win it this time?Liverpool and Tottenham are among the teams hoping that will be the case or, at the very least, that they can finish in the top four.But will Chelsea defend their title? Can Pep Guardiola conquer England with Manchester City? Are Arsenal contenders... or will Manchester United come good?We asked 40 BBC TV and radio pundits, presenters, journalists and commentators for their one-two-three-four and an explanation of their selection.The predictions were made on the basis of how each squad shaped up on Friday, 11 August, before the opening weekend but with three weeks to go before the transfer window shuts on Friday 1 September, and the potential of further signings -...
‘I'd like to go back’ – Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo hints at Premier League return at tax court hearing

‘I'd like to go back’ – Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo hints at Premier League return at tax court hearing

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Former Man United star says life was more straightforward in EnglandSaturday, August 5, 2017Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted he would like to return to England after revealing his frustration over an investigation into his tax returns.The 32-year-old former Manchester United man was speaking during a court hearing over claims of tax evasion.Ronaldo has denied charges of evading tax and hiding details of his income from the Spanish tax authorities.Prosecutors allege he evaded 14.7million euros (£13.1million) in tax in a dispute over his image rights.Ronaldo, who earlier this week appeared at magistrates court in a Madrid suburb to answer the charges, has reiterated his innocent plea. And he claimed life was more straightforward in Manchester, suggesting the furore over pay
Super League news: Widnes' Rangi Chase suspended after testing positive for cocaine

Super League news: Widnes' Rangi Chase suspended after testing positive for cocaine

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Widnes' former Man of Steel Rangi Chase has been suspended after testing positive for cocaine.The 31-year-old former England stand-off, whose career has been blighted by controversy, failed a drugs test after his last appearance for the Vikings in their 36-8 home Super League defeat by Wakefield on July 14.A statement from the club said: "Widnes Vikings received notification from UK Anti-Doping and the Rugby Football League today that Rangi Chase tested positively for cocaine in a drugs test, following the recent fixture against Wakefield Trinity."As a consequence, under Rugby Football League anti-doping regulations, he has been suspended from all training and playing activity."The club fully respects this suspension and are currently reviewing this matter. There will be no further comment...