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AC Milan join in the race to sign Victor Lindelof

Manchester United-bound defender Victor Lindelof is a transfer target for Serie A giants AC Milan, according to reports from the Italian press. The Italian fallen giants are ready to splash a great deal of money during the summer transfer window as new owners from China are reportedly ready to invest as much as £150 million to rebuild the club and restore the former glory. Reports in Italy are claiming that a Manchester United target, Victor Lindelof, has been identified as one of the primary targets for summer, as Rossoneri look to hijack Red Devils’ deal for the talented Benfica defender.


Manchester United were negotiating a deal for the Swedish centre-back during the winter, but were unable to strike a deal with the Portuguese giants. Contrary to the reports that Red Devils have agreed on a pre-contract with the player, Benfica have insisted that young defender has not agreed to join the Premier League side which leaves doors open for a potential summer move to Serie 

24 February, 2017  tobi   Sport News |

Lazio keen on Mbappe, Tiquinho Soares

Italian giants SS Lazio are keeping close tabs on forwards Kylian Mbappe Lottin and Tiquinho Soares, according to Il Corriere dello Sport. The Biancocelesti appear to have established a fruitful partnership with super agent Jorge Mendes, who helped facilitate the deal for Brazilian defender Wallace in the summer. Lazio officials aim to take full advantage of said cooperation as they hope to seriously reinforce their ranks at the end of the season.


The Biancocelesti will probably stay without Stefan de Vrij and Balde Diao Keita, who are highly unlikely to sign new contracts at Stadio Olimpico, while they appear to be in the market for attacking reinforcements. Two talented forwards managed by Jorge Mendes are currently on their radar, with the first being FC Porto striker Tiquinho Soares. Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe Lottin is the second name on their hit-list, although the Biancocelesti will probably fail in their pursuit for the 18-year-old as he’s got plenty of other suitors following some scintillating showings this season.

24 February, 2017  tobi   Sport News |

Chelsea target Franck Kessie dreams of Manchester United

Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie has been linked with a move to the Premier League over the last few months. The Ivorian is thought to be a target for Chelsea and Manchester United according to Tuttomercatoweb. The 20-year-old midfielder is regarded as world-class talent and has been likened to the Manchester City star Yaya Toure because of his playing style. As per the latest reports, Chelsea submitted a €30 million bid for him in January. However, the Serie A outfit were not keen on losing their star player midway through the season and therefore the bid was turned down. Chelsea and Manchester United are expected to make a move in the summer.


Speaking to the media yesterday, Kessie has handed Manchester United a massive boost. The player confirmed that both Chelsea and United are top clubs and he would never reject either. However, he also mentioned that Manchester United is the club of his dreams. Kessie’s comments will come as a major boost for Jose Mourinho if he is indeed interested in the midfielder. Kessie was quoted saying: I like the Premier League and in particular Manchester United, the club I dream of playing for. Chelsea? That is also a big club, nobody would turn them down, but I dream of United.

24 February, 2017  tobi   Sport News |

Agent confirms that Moussa Dembele is going nowhere

Glasgow Celtic midfielder, Moussa Dembele, is one of the hottest young talents in Europe at the moment. During the January transfer window, he was linked with a move to Chelsea. The Premier League giants were reportedly considering making a £30m bid for the 20-year-old, but Celtic made it clear that they had no intention of selling their prized asset.

Several European heavyweight clubs like Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Chelsea are expected to test Celtic’s resolve in the summer, but there’s some good news for the Bhoys fans.

According to Dembele’s agent, Mamadi Fofana, the youngster is set to remain at the Scottish Premier League side until his contract expires. He joined Celtic for a measly fee of £500,000 on a four-year deal in 2016 from Fulham.

Fofana said, as quoted by the Daily RecordHe signed a four-year deal at Celtic and, in his head, he’ll be at Celtic for those four years. If he has to leave, that will happen at the right time, but it’s not in Moussa’s head or my head. In January, there was speculation, but there will always be speculation if he does well. I am not even thinking of the future. I don’t wake up in the morning thinking where Moussa will go in the summer. The future does not exist. The past has gone. It’s about being a better player right now. The plan with Brendan and the club and Moussa is private, but I can say it will remain the same and it stays the same.


At the moment, I can be no clearer in saying there is absolutely no discussion between me and Celtic about Moussa leaving in the summer or even next January. He has made it clear that Dembele is not considering leaving Celtic at the moment. The French forward has netted 24 times in 34 appearances this season, and has been steadily progressing under Brendan Rodgers. At this point of time, getting regular games should be Dembele’s first priority. However, who doesn’t want to play for a big European club? It could be too hard for the youngster to say no if big European clubs come calling next summer.

24 February, 2017  tobi   Sport News |

Liverpool confirm plans to redevelop Kirkby training stadium into £50m complex

Liverpool have announced their plans to switch their training base from Melwood to Kirkby in the near future. The Merseyside giants plan to build a £50m state-of-art training complex at Kirkby by 2019. The complex will be the training base for both the first team and the youth set up. Melwood has been Liverpool’s training base for more almost seven decades, but the Premier League outfit have decided to sell it off in order to fund 160 family homes. The club will look to purchase around 14 acres of land around Kirkby and expand their training base to around 60 acres. Liverpool are set to hold a public discussion regarding the move with the local residents and businesses in March. Jurgen Klopp had previously stated the desire to shift Liverpool’s training base.


Back in July 2016, the German said: We need to develop the club. We think about building a new academy or bringing the academy and Melwood together. Things like this – it’s much longer term than my contract. It’s important we do the right things so this wonderful club can be successful both in these six years but later on too. We are very responsible for the club. German legend Lothar Matthaus has claimed that Mario Gotze is no longer a target for top clubs like Liverpool. The 24-year-old midfielder has struggled since his move back to Borussia Dortmund and Matthaus believes that if Gotze decides to move again, it would have to be a move to China.

Matthaus said: He won’t leave for Schalke, he does not fit at Leverkusen, Gladbach can’t afford Gotze. Top clubs abroad no longer have him on their lists. Like I said, If he does not prevail at Dortmund, and expects similar wages elsewhere, he’s off to China. But that would be pathetic for a 24-year-old. Gotze failed to make his mark at Bayern Munich previously and was linked with a move to Liverpool last summer. However, the German turned down the chance to reunite with Klopp and returned to Dortmund.

24 February, 2017  tobi   Sport News |

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