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Arsenal sign new goalkeeper ahead of Liverpool clash
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Arsenal sign new goalkeeper ahead of Liverpool clash

Arsenal on Monday announced the signing of a new goalkeeper, Alex Runarsson, ahead of their Premier League clash with Liverpool on September 28. Runarsson joined the Gunners from French club, Dijon. Arsenal stated this in a statement via the club’s official website. The statement reads: “Goalkeeper Alex Runarsson has joined us on a four-year contract from French club Dijon.” Reacting, Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta told the club’s official website: “We want to create healthy competition for places, and we look forward to seeing Alex bring further depth to the goalkeeping position.” Runarsson, 25, will wear the number 13 shirt for Arsenal. The Iceland international made 13 appearances in all competitions for Dijon last season.
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Thiago Alcantara to be unveiled ahead of EPL clash
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Chelsea vs Liverpool: Thiago Alcantara to be unveiled ahead of EPL clash

Thiago Alcantara will be unveiled as a Liverpool player on Friday, before this weekend’s trip to face Chelsea in the Premier League, the UK Mirror reports. The Spain midfielder said goodbye to his team-mates at the Bundesliga club’s training ground on Thursday morning. Despite Bayern’s confirmation, with Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge explaining that Thiago had “a great wish to do something new before the end of his career”, Liverpool refused to confirm his arrival in England. But it is understood Thiago was due to arrive on Merseyside late on Thursday evening. The 29-year-old will complete the second part of a medical assessment and finalize contract terms on a four-year deal, The Reds will pay £20m, with a further £5m depending on bonuses related to success in ...
LaLiga: Messi could miss Koeman’s first El Clasico in October
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LaLiga: Messi could miss Koeman’s first El Clasico in October

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, could be without Lionel Messi for three games in October, including the El Clasico against Real Madrid, if he travels for international duty. Argentina’s 2022 World Cup have matches against Ecuador on October 8 and Bolivia on October 13. FIFA has confirmed that players situated in Europe will be available for CONMEBOL qualifiers, but a number of clubs have raised concerns. Under the current regulations in Spain, anyone returning from South America is required to quarantine for 14 days. This means Messi will not be able to feature in LaLiga matches during that period. The 33-year-old would miss matches against Getafe and Alaves and crucially the big fixture against fierce rivals Real Madrid.
Brighton vs Chelsea: Havertz admits EPL tougher than football in Germany
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Brighton vs Chelsea: Havertz admits EPL tougher than football in Germany

Chelsea’s new boy, Kai Havertz, has admitted the Premier League is “much tougher” than the Bundesliga. The 21-year-old only completed a £70million transfer from Bayer Leverkusen to Stamford Bridge at the beginning of the month. However, Blues boss Frank Lampard started Havertz away at Brighton on Monday night. Goals from Jorginho, Reece James and Kurt Zouma ensured Chelsea won 3-1 at the Amex, but Havertz struggled to impact the game in the final third. Speaking after the victory, Havertz claimed he was still adapting to the intensity of the English game. “It was a very tough game, very difficult because I had long holidays and I came back and trained for five or six days with the team,” Havertz told the Evening Standard. “More important is that we won so I am very hap...
Messi emerges highest-paid footballer ahead of Ronaldo, Neymar, others [Top 10]
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Messi emerges highest-paid footballer ahead of Ronaldo, Neymar, others [Top 10]

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has been named the highest-paid footballer in the world, according to the latest Forbes ranking published on Monday. Messi’s recent decision to stay at Barcelona for another year allowed him claim the number one position with $126 million in total earnings split into $34 million in endorsements and $92 million in salary. The Argentine international is ahead of Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has $117 million in total earnings split into $47 million in endorsement and $70 million in salary. Behind Messi and Ronaldo is Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, who has a total earnings of $96 million. Neymar’s club teammate, Kylian Mbappe, sits in the fourth position with total earnings of $42 million. Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah is in th...
Puyol, Luis Suarez react as Messi submits transfer request at Barcelona
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Puyol, Luis Suarez react as Messi submits transfer request at Barcelona

Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol and current forward Luis Suarez, have reacted to news that Lionel Messi has demanded to leave the club. Messi sent a burofax to the club on Tuesday, asking for his contract to be terminated, so he can leave for free. Puyol, who played with Messi during the early stages of the Argentine’s career, took to Twitter to post a message in Spanish which translated as: “Respect and admiration, Leo. You have my full support, my friend.” Suarez, who is also rumoured to be leaving the Camp Nou this summer, replied by simply posting two applause emojis. Messi is believed to have been considering his future, since Barca were thrashed 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final. Before then, the 33-year-old had fallen out with a num...