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News From Germany: Konrad Laimer to Bayern Munich is a done deal

Konrad Laimer’s move to Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig is a done deal, according to Kicker.  The Austrian international has long been linked with a move to Bavarian where he would work under former Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann.  With his contract running out in the summer and Laimer refusing to sign an extension, the …

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News From Germany: Mainz agree deal for Strasbourg’s Ludovic Ajorque

As reported by Santi Aouna of Foot Mercato, Mainz have agreed a deal for Strasbourg striker Ludovic Ajorque.  The 28-year-old had attracted interest from other Bundesliga clubs in Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg but Mainz have beat them in the race for Ajorque. The Frenchman had a contract at Strasbourg that expired in 2024, and it’s now reported …

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News From Spain: Martin Zubimendi open to Arsenal move after season finishes

Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi was already impressing last season but a second successive campaign competing with the very best in La Liga has made several of Europe’s biggest sides sit up and take notice. The 23-year-old is in no rush to leave La Real, having just extended his contract through until 2027, agreeing to …

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News From Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo’s ultimatum to Jorge Mendes that led to split from super-agent

It was a winter of flux for Cristiano Ronaldo. After his bizarre interview with Piers Morgan, the Portuguese left Manchester United ahead of the World Cup. For the first time since the beginning of his Portugal career, Ronaldo then found himself on the bench by technical decision as Portugal reached the knockout stages. After the …

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News From Spain: UEFA will use Juventus strife to break up the European Superleague

UEFA may try to use Juventus current legal issues in order to aid their cause. The Italian giants are in disarray after the ruling over accounting malpractice has resulted in La Vecchia Signora being deducted 15 points. The Old Lady were found to have intentionally inflated transfer fees in order to ease the pressure on …

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Reason why Cristiano Ronaldo split with long time agent Jorge Mendes revealed

Cristiano Ronaldo parting ways with his historical agent Jorge Mendes was one of the most surprising news ahead of this winter transfer window. Ronaldo has been represented by the Portuguese agent for so many years and they shared many accolades together. However, during his last days at Manchester United, a misunderstanding came between them. In …

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News From Liverpool: “Absolutely” – Reds legend backs Mason Mount to Liverpool transfer

Last week, the Guardians Jacob Steinberg said there was a growing prospect of Liverpool making a bid for Mount this summer, with his current Chelsea contract due to expire at the end of next season. Merseyside journalist David Lynch has also reported that Mount is a player Liverpool have admired for some time, and John …

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News From Spain: Xavi Hernandez makes scathing observation about Gavi and Spanish media

Gavi has been one of the key topics of conversation in Spain this week, and this time it is not related to his stellar performances. Following their 1-0 win over Getafe, there were plenty of dissenting voices complaining that Gavi tends to get away with fouls, but in particular bookings. The 18-year-old is one of …

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News From Germany: Bundesliga Predictions | Round 17 – Freiburg face a confident Eintracht Frankfurt as FC Köln travel to Munich

In this weekly feature, hosts of the Gegenpressing podcast Stefan Bienkowski and Manu Veth face off with their predictions for the forthcoming Bundesliga matchday fixtures. It’s three points for a correct score and one point for a correct result. Who will come out on top at the end of the season? Manu’s Game of the Week: Bayern …

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News From Liverpool: 10 of Bob Paisley’s best Liverpool FC quotes: “No one has enjoyed it as much as me”

Paisleys name will forever be synonymous with Liverpool Football Club having loyally served the club for more than 44 years. A player, a physiotherapist, a reserve team coach, a first-team trainer, an assistant manager and finally into the hot seat himself. Paisley did it all, even later adding director to his list of titles. The …

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News From Spain: Real Madrid handed major injury news ahead of derby against Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid will face their crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid on the back of two morale-boosting victories, and the good news continues to flow for Carlo Ancelotti. Real Madrid have kept just four clean sheets in La Liga this season, one of which on Sunday against Athletic Club, Los Blancos may have crucial central defender David …

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News From Liverpool: “What more can we do?” – Key analyst explains decision to leave Liverpool

Kingston first joined Liverpool in 2012, and along with first-team post-match analyst Mark Leyland worked closely with Jurgen Klopps assistant Peter Krawietz before, during and after games. He left the Reds towards the end of 2020, shortly after helping the club to their first-ever Premier League title, with head of medical services Andy Massey and …

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News From Spain: UEFA to reform World Cup qualification and add games to Nations League

UEFA are set to bring in a new set of reforms to the structure of their competitions, with international football to contribute further to the fixture congestion in football. According to Diario AS, UEFA will discuss how best to the carry out qualification for the World Cup. The competition in the USA, Canada and Mexico …

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News From Spain: Liverpool losing ground in Jude Bellingham race to Premier League rival

For some time it had seemed as if Liverpool and Real Madrid would battle it out for the signature of teenage star Jude Bellingham, but the waters have muddied somewhat. For a start, Borussia Dortmund appear to be fighting hard to hold onto Bellingham. Coach Edin Terzic remarked that they would like to hang on …

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News From Germany: Ondrej Duda set for Hellas Verona medical ahead of move from FC Köln

FC Köln’s Ondrej Duda is set for a medical at Serie A side Hellas Verona, Bild cites Italian media.  The Slovakian international was present at Köln’s training ground Monday afternoon but will not travel with the side to Bayern Munich for Tuesday’s match. Instead, the playmaker is reportedly heading to Italy to complete a fast …

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News From Liverpool: “World Cup took a lot more out of me than I thought” – Jordan Henderson

After featuring in Liverpools embarrassing 3-0 defeat to Brighton earlier this month, Henderson was not involved in last weeks FA Cup replay victory over Wolves. And given the improved midfield performance against Molineux, he was only on the bench for the Reds Premier League meeting with Chelsea on Saturday. Having featured heavily for England at …

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News from South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns: Mamelodi Sundowns forms partnership with UPSKILLIST to educate the nation

As the globe celebrates International Day of Education, which is observed internationally on the 24th of January, Mamelodi Sundowns and leading online learning platform, Upskillist have announced a partnership that will empower not only its players and employees but the entire population by making education more accessible with a wide range of online courses. The …

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News From Liverpool: Liverpool to be impacted by new 5-year FFP limit after Chelsea expose loophole

The Blues, who Liverpool drew 0-0 with at Anfield on Saturday, have added Mykhailo Mudryk (88.5m), Joao Felix (9m loan), Benoit Badiashile (35m), Noni Madueke (30m), David Datro Fofana (10m) and Andrey Santos (18m) to their squad this month. In total, they have spent around 190 million in January, and 460 million since Todd Boehly …

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News From Liverpool: Stefan Bajcetic to be fast-tracked into Spain U21 squad, claims report

In a season where the deficiencies of Liverpools midfield have been in the spotlight, 18-year-old Bajcetic has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign with the first team. The Spaniard was included in the clubs pre-season tour of Asia and hasnt looked back since. He signed a new contract in August, became the Reds youngest-ever Champions League player …

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News From Liverpool: Liverpool to be impacted by new 5-year FFP limit, after Chelsea expose loophole

The Blues, who Liverpool drew 0-0 with at Anfield on Saturday, have added Mykhailo Mudryk (88.5m), Joao Felix (9m loan), Benoit Badiashile (35m), Noni Madueke (30m), David Datro Fofana (10m) and Andrey Santos (18m) to their squad this month. In total, they have spent around 190 million in January, and 460 million since Todd Boehly …

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News From Germany: Ryan Gravenberch will not leave Bayern Munich on loan this winter

Ryan Gravenberch will not leave Bayern Munich on loan this winter, as reported by Florian Plettenberg.   It was recently reported that the 20-year-old could leave Bavaria on a loan deal this January in order to seek more playing time. One of the possible destinations for the Dutch international was Premier League side Liverpool who lack …

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News From Germany: Fortuna Düsseldorf’s Florian Kastenmeier linked with a move to FC Augsburg

Fortuna Düsseldorf goalkeeper Florian Kastenmeier (25) has been linked with a move to FC Augsburg, according to Rheinische Post.  The current Düsseldorf number one has aspirations to play in the Bundesliga, which could be good for his side, but only if they can get promotion this season. Currently in 7th place, Düsseldorf are seven points …

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News From Germany: Toni Tapalović gives insight into Bayern Munich dismissal

As reported by Kicker, ex-Bayern Munich goalkeeper coach Toni Tapalović has taken to social media to express his emotions after a surprising dismissal from the club.  Tapalović has been with Bayern Munich for over ten years and has been a consistent figure within the backroom staff as the Bavarians dominated the German game.  However, the …

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