Zidane's side are eager to avoid falling victim to a similar coup like their rivals Barcelona , with Isco's huge release-clause soon expected to become common practice among the big sides. With my history with this club, it is not about money or contract or anything like that. "Maybe in a year's time, you could be gone". However, Iniesta allayed any fears on Friday after being pictured back in training as the Catalans continue their preparations for the visit of Real Madrid .
Former England and Newcastle striker Shearer is tipping Manchester United to win the Premier League title for the first time since 2013. Guardiola's reported desire to bring Alexis Sanchez to the Etihad Stadium and his previously reserved praise of Aguero means the Argentina star's future at City remains a matter of intrigue.
The first all Premier League clash in the country belonged to the Manchester club, with goals from Gabriel Jesus , Sergio Agüero and Raheem Sterling giving them a comfortable 3-0 victory and they will be hopeful to take that form into the start of the league campaign.
Manuel Lanzini will be our most important player - should we hold onto him - and Michail Antonio, Arnautovic and Hernandez should all benefit from this creativity! The diminutive Mexican is in line to make his debut against his former club this Sunday in United's Premier League opener.
While some of the teams in Irving's list like the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat are a tough fit due to the lack of necessary assets, the Clippers reportedly had made an effort to acquire the 25-year-old star. Former Cavs forward, James Jones, was hired as the VP of basketball operations by Phoenix this Summer and he has firsthand experience of what Kyrie Irving can be like behind the scenes, which reportedly includes going days without talking to his teammates during their playoff ...
Iheanacho, who recently joined the Foxes from Manchester City , had his first run out in Leicester shirt in a brief appearance in their friendly match against Bundesliga side, Borussia Monchengladbach , last week. He's sharp and quick and he's definitely got an eye for goal, " Morgan is quoted to say by Daily Mail . 'Hopefully in 12 months we will be sitting here and he has got a hatful of goals and he has been a team player.
Victor can play right-back and central midfield. Finally Kevin Kilbane reckons: "If you look at it from a negative point of view then, defensively, City might be a little wide open at times but it is made up for by the fact that they are a brilliant attacking side that is going to go out and play exciting football".
Morata's high transfer fee has subsequently seen the play fall under scrutiny, with some critics quick to question the player's ability following his penalty-kick miss in Sunday's Community Shield defeat against Arsenal . Sean Dyches's men, lead by Tom Heaton who was just brilliant between the sticks, were especially successful at their Turf Moor where they've won 33 out of 40 points previous year so it's obvious that their away record is simply poor - seven points in 19 games so reigning ...
While Lacazette netted the opener after two minutes against Leicester on Friday, a collapse left Arsenal trailing with seven minutes remaining. Will the speed of Lacazette's first goal be a sign of things to come? And the visitiors almost had a two goal lead four mintues later after another counter when Okazaki's header flashed inches wide of the post.
And as the Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen tweeted, starting cornerbacks are more valuable than wide receivers, which explains why the Eagles had to add a third-round draft pick to the deal . The Eagles bulked up their secondary, but it did not come without a heavy price. It is no secret the Eagles had their concerns with the cornerback position.
Day finds himself two shots out of first place at -6 overall. This is where Fowler got his breakthrough PGA Tour win " and where he now hopes to capture that elusive first major championship. 10 at the 2017 PGA Championship . "The pins were in such tough locations, it was hard to get the ball to feed to the hole", Spieth said after his round.
It was here where Coburn seized her opportunity as she kicked on, completing the water jump easily before she found another boost in speed to clinch a superb triumph. "If I can't have the gold medal it's lovely to see girls I raced in college get it because I do believe I can be that good", the 28-year-old said. Frerichs is certainly one of the biggest surprises of the world championships.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Victor Lindelof is capable of playing in central midfield this season. This must be my focus during this period. He has put his trust in me and in my work, and I was very grateful to him. "But our job is to try to bring the football team back to that stature". "Pedro is not available because he is suffering from an injury he got during the Arsenal game", Conte said at his pre-match media conference.
New £75 million striker Romelu Lukaku has taken the Swede's No. 9 shirt but on the eve of the new season, Mourinho has confirmed United are in talks with Ibrahimovic about signing a new deal once he is fully fit. "Midfield players scoring goals, wingers scoring goals, central defenders good in the air scoring goals at set-pieces". "We got a central midfielder, we got a striker".
The former Sweden worldwide scored 28 goals for the Red Devils last season before suffering a knee injury against Anderlecht in April. " You know he's injured, he needs time to recover, he's not ready to play tomorrow ". A lot of people have told me that United will win the Premier League this season. Such absentees means the United boss does not believe they have advanced hugely compared with this time previous year, but he retains hope of making a fourth summer signing.
If Coach McVay can't come up with more clever ways of using him, his time as a Ram seems to be dwindling with the statement made today in this trade. He was the fourth overall selection by the Bills in the 2014 NFL Draft. That's not to say the Rams are a bad team, but adding another receiver isn't going to put them over the top - let alone one who can't stay healthy.
However, City , who start their Premier League campaign at promoted Brighton on Saturday, always meant to give Guardiola time to reload and a pre-season spree has put him in position to get it right this time . The Seagulls have won just one of their last five opening fixtures to a league season (D1 L3). "That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that".
Chelsea outcast Diego Costa has kept himself busy in Brazil over the past weeks after being told to stay away from Antonio Conte's preparations for the new season. "It's the price you have to pay for such a big transfer. This motivates me to work harder". "I have only two pre-season games, 15 official minutes and a failed penalty (in the Community Shield's loss to Arsenal ).
Floyd Mayweather Jr . works out ahead of his fight against Conor McGregor , slated for Aug. 26, at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas on Thursday, Aug. When asked whether or not he was anxious about Malignaggi leaking information from the sparring sessions to Mayweather, McGregor didn't seem to mind either way.
Coutinho's demand came on a dramatic day for Liverpool , which started with Fenway Sports Group , the club's American owners, issuing a statement to say they would not sanction the 25-year-old's sale at any price and considered the matter closed.
Ahead of the first game , Wenger was asked if this would be his most hard season and responded in agreement, praising the work his side's main rivals have done with their transfers. Gabriel and Santi Cazorla are definitely out. Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal is "not super optimistic" that it will be able to keep hold of star striker Alexis Sanchez beyond this season, according to reports.
However, City will have to fork out a fair sum for the Spain worldwide given that he's still got two years left on his Barca deal, and it's not likely that the English side would see much change from £50m for Busquets. City has spent about 200 million pounds ($260 million) this offseason, mostly on full backs Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo, to follow on from about 170 million ($207 million) last summer.
Praising Giroud's response after being left out of the starting line-up, Wenger added: "I love the man and the player". The Frenchman and fellow substitute Aaron Ramsay scored in the final seven minutes as Arsenal twice came from behind, the Welshman levelling two minutes before Giroud headed the decider.
Today on Thursday morning he took his last breath. The 54-year-old has reportedly been suffering from kidney and lung cancer since 2014. The actor, who was fondly called Situ Bhai, was suffering from lung cancer. His son, Rishabh had posted a picture of the actor and wished his parents. He was also under a financial crisis. Haryana government had offered ₹5 lakh for the actor's treatment.
Tannehill won the No. 1 job for Miami's opener in his rookie season of 2012 and made 77 consecutive starts before his injury last season. Tannehill and the Dolphins elected rehabilitation and stem-cell treatment instead of surgery, and it seemed to be a good decision.
And Reds legend Scholes, who, it's fair to say, knows a thing or two about central midfielders, believes Matic's arrival represents one of the best pieces of business of the summer. "They've had an outflux, a lot of players have gone but majority were squad players and young players who probably won't affect the first XI that much.
What's different: The Browns used said pick on defensive stud Myles Garrett , who is already working with the first-team defense. With his performance, Kizer may have closed the gap on Brock Osweiler and Cody Kessler . Playing most of the second half, Nassib, who was signed during the summer after backing up Eli Manning in NY for completed 10 of 14 passes for 110 yards and the team's only touchdown.
But he's really loved here, we love him, and in the end he's chose to stay". Two goals in the opening four minutes foreshadowed what would be a back-and-forth, frantic match, and every fan who watched was treated to something special. The signing of Alexandre Lacazette and the presence of Danny Welbeck has seen Giroud lose his already shaky starting place on the team. Substitutes: Daniel Amartey (for Okazaki, 72) 5, Kelechi Iheanacho (for James, 82) 5, Demarai Gray (for Albrighton, 88) ...
Manchester United is in talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic about the striker playing again for the club. "It´s going to be tough, very tough". Manchester United begins its league campaign on Sunday, hosting West Ham. "That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that". Manchester is a bit different from the city I used to live in - it's colder! "If that is going to mean better results and the title, I don't know".
Antonio Conte has conceded that Nemanja Matic's move to Manchester United is a "great loss" for Chelsea and reiterated that more signings are required for the Blues to have any hope of defending their Premier League title this season. "We have certainly got the quality - you have seen that last season - but we have to keep players fit because at the minute our squad isn't as big as some of the other squads".
Nadal opens in Montreal against either Croatia's Borna Coric or Russian Mikhail Youzhny. "Obviously (it) is a tough lose for me". It will be an all-lefty battle between him and Nadal, and with the crowd behind Shapovalov , who knows what's going to happen .
Initially labeled as a sore back, reports came in that the issue was more serious and Flacco would be out anywhere from three to six weeks. However, the plan remains for the veteran quarterback to be ready when the Ravens open the regular season on Sept.10 against the Cincinnati Bengals .
Reports were doing the rounds for a couple of weeks that the Ministry of information and Broadcasting may replace Nihalani, according to The Times of India . He has also received the National Film Award for "Best Lyrics" twice, for his work in " Taare Zameen Par " (2007), and "Chittagong" (2013). More details are awaited at present, concerning Joshi's appointment.
Baltimore. Already suspended 4 games, now out for 2017. He will still serve his suspension this season, it will not carry over to 2018 when Murphy is healthy. The Redskins are going to need Junior Galette and rookie Ryan Anderson to step up behind Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith . Safety Su'a Cravens also injured a knee during the contest and underwent an MRI exam on Friday.
It's going to be tough for them. Antonio Conte is expecting a six-way battle for the Premier League title this season, while he predicts teams will give "120 per cent" against champions Chelsea . "Matic knows very well what I think about him - the importance for me about this player, who is a really good player, a top player, very important for our team", Conte said.