Arsène Wenger has today become the longest-serving PL manager of all-time with 7,583 days at the helm of Arsenal Football Club – exactly one day longer than Sir Alex spent in charge of the Red Devils after the top-tier of English football had been rebranded as the Premier League. Sir Alex took over at Old Trafford.
Chelsea has completed the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco, on a five-year contract for a reported fee of £40million. The 22-year-old midfielder, becomes the Premier League’s third signing of the summer, following Willy Caballero and Antonio Rudiger to Stamford Bridge. Bakayoko told the club’s official website: “I am very happy to be here and to join this great team. I have grown up watching Chelsea. The signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood. “I am now looking forward to evolving under this fantastic coach and alongside so many great teammates.” Bakayoko made 46 appearances in all competitions for Monaco, as they clinched the Ligue 1 title and reached the Champions League semi-finals.
Manchester United are bracing themselves for a £50million bid for David De Gea from Real Madrid. United was confident they had headed off Real’s interest in De Gea for another summer, but the La Liga champions are ready to swoop for the goalkeeper once again. According to the UK Mirror, sources close to both clubs have claimed Real have begun to make fresh advances towards the Spain international, in a new attempt to lure him to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer. However, the Red Devils are determined to keep De Gea, despite boss Jose Mourinho’s confidence in No.2 Sergio Romero and his third-choice keeper, Portuguese prodigy Joel Pereira. But an offer in excess of £50m would test their resolve to keep hold of De Gea, who has made no secret of his desire to one day return home, with Rea
James Rodriguez has guaranteed that he could at present come back to Real Madrid, notwithstanding marking a two-year loan deal Bayern Munich. The Colombia international has left the La Liga champions over the lack of playing time under Zinedine Zidane last season. “We have some great players and I have to fight for a starting position,” he told a news conference at his Bayern unveiling. “I can play on the left or the right wing as well as a playmaker. I will play wherever the coach wants me to play. “It is a new life for me. Everything is new, but Munich is a beautiful city. I will try to learn German. “The door to Real Madrid is still open, but for now I only think about the next two years here. After that, we’ll see and make a decision. “It is a new way but no step back. A new ch
Dominic Solanke completed his move to Liverpool from Chelsea on Monday. Solanke, 19, starred for England at the Under-20 World Cup where he won the Golden Ball. “It feels amazing and everyone has made me feel welcome already,” the striker, who will wear No. 29, told Liverpool’s website. “Even just pulling on the training top, I was over the moon. Hopefully, I can put on the shirt in the near future and make some good history here.” Due to Solanke’s age, Liverpool will have to pay Chelsea a compensation fee for their part in the player’s development. Daily Mail reports that the figure would possibly be in the region of £2-3 million. This, however, will be decided by a Premier League tribunal.
Is this the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine? It just may well be, but they’ll have to pry our cold, dead fingers off of our steering wheel first (though by then, there might not be one to pry them off of). France wants to ban sales of all gas and diesel vehicles by 2040, according to recent reports. Nicolas Hulot, the country’s environment minister, revealed a five-year plan to meet deals made under the 2015 Paris Agreement. “We want to demonstrate that fighting against climate change can lead to an improvement of French people’s daily lives,” Hulot told reporters at a press conference held at the Elysee Palace in Paris. According to the Independent, recently elected President Emmanuel Macron wants to make France carbon neutral by 2050 and is taking aim at car ma
Chelsea has turned their attentions to Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after missing out on Romelu Lukaku, according to Marca. The Blues are apparently ready to pay €70 million to land the Gabon international and are currently ahead of PSG in the race to sign the 28-year-old forward. Manchester United are confident of completing a deal to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic for around £50 million within the next week, reports The Independent Manchester United are confident of completing a deal to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic for around £50 million within the next week, reports The Independent An earlier £30m offer for the Croatia international was rejected, and United are now expected to settle on a fee between £45m and the £50m which Inter are demanding.
Romelu Lukaku has completed a medical ahead of what could be a transfer from Everton to Manchester United. Lukaku underwent his routine pre-signing check-ups in Los Angeles on Saturday, leaving only the finer points of the deal to be finalized ahead of the official announcement of his signing by United. The club had confirmed earlier in the day that they had agree on a fee with Everton of £75million plus £15m in add-ons based on his performances at Old Trafford, potentially making him more expensive than £89m Paul Pogba. Romelu Lukaku's Manchester United move appears to have taken a step closer to completion Lukaku kept his followers updated on the progress of his medical via Instagram story The final picture in the series showed Lukaku giving a thumbs up with the caption: '
Arsenal striker, Alexis Sanchez, has told the club that he wants to leave for their Premier League rivals, Manchester City. El Mercurio reports that Sanchez spoke to his family and his Chile teammates during the just concluded Confederations Cup in Russia and the decision was unanimous. It is also claimed that the 28-year-old, who has one year left on his current deal at the Emirates, does not want to wait until next year to leave as a free agent. “Not playing in the Champions League is a big deal for Alexis, he is motivated to participate and indeed win it. “Alexis spoke to his teammates during the confed cup about the matter, he spoke to his family as well. All of them came to the same conclusion, it is best for him to end his journey with Arsenal and join City their rivals.” “Alexi
Manchester United fans have something to cheer about this transfer markets, As the real Madrid star Ronaldo may be joining Manchester United, Ronaldo was at his brilliant best once again for Real Madrid last season, scoring 42 goals from 36 games as the club won La Liga and the Champions League. However reporting after the Confederation Cup Ronaldo said his not ruling out move to Manchester United, he admitted that he will love play for the side again However, despite his terrific form, talk has resurfaced that he could be about to leave the Bernabeu. The 32-year-old has been accused of tax evasion by the Spanish authorities - something that has reportedly made he consider leaving Spain for a new challenge elsewhere. Cristiano Ronaldo is accused of failing to declare £12.9m