Inter to move for Mertens if Giroud stays at Chelsea

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Inter will turn to Napoli forward Dries Mertens if they are unable to prise Olivier Giroud away from Chelsea, it’s been reported. The Gazzetta dello Sport says the Nerazzurri have identified Mertens as a possible signing as he has yet to agree a new contract with his current club, and Inter are looking for a replacement for Alexis Sanchez. Alexis’ loan transfer from Manchester United will expire at the end of the season and Inter are unlikely to attempt to make it a permanent arrangement given the Chilean’s injury-hit campaign.…

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Atletico Madrid aim to keep Partey away from Arsenal

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Atletico Madrid have moved to tie down Thomas Partey in the face of interest from Arsenal with the offer of a new long-term contract, according to reports. The Guardian believe the Gunners have made the midfielder one of their top priorities for the summer transfer window and could meet his release clause, which currently stands at €50m. It’s also noted that a number of other clubs are interested in the Ghana international, but it is Arsenal leading the way. No offer has yet been made but Arsenal are said to…

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Bale and James to leave Madrid as part of 12-player exodus

Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez will be two high-profile departures from Real Madrid at the end of the season, according to reports in Spain. AS claims Madrid are expected to have a 37-man squad at the end of the 2019-20 season, and have to bring that down to 25 for 2020-21. As a result, a number of fringe players will be pushed out of the club, while players due to return from loan spells will also be available. Big names such as Bale and Rodriguez are however the priority for…

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Madrid make Aubameyang back-up plan if Haaland, Sane moves fail

Real Madrid will reportedly turn to Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if they fail to attract Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland to the club. The Daily Express claims Haaland and Liverpool forward Sadio Mane are the players most wanted by Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, and if either player declines to move to Santiago Bernabeu, then an approach will be made for Aubameyang. Haaland moved to Dortmund in January 2020, signing from Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg. The 19-year-old scored 12 goals in his first 11 appearances for the Bundesliga club before football…

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World Cup Preview and Early Betting Tips

With the countdown on until the mouth-watering World Cup opener between the tournaments two lowest ranked teams, Russia and Saudi Arabia, we take a look at some of the equally tantalising bets for the biggest sporting event of the summer. Goals, Goals, Goals The group stage is the place to be for goals in a World Cup, as the nervy latter stages will see teams tighten up defensively. With David vs Goliath encounters in the group stages such as Belgium vs Panama and Spain vs Iran, it’s possible that the…

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Infographic: How much will February Champions League away days cost?

Trips to Spain, Switzerland, Portugal and Italy are in store for the five English teams in the Champions League knock out round, as they all managed to successfully qualify from their groups. Chelsea were the only one of the five to fail to win their group, with Italian club Roma managing to beat the Blues to the top of group C. Manchester City’s blistering start to the Premier League and Champions League has not gone unrecognised as they are the favourites to win both competitions if you wanted a bet…

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Montpellier vs. Monaco Ligue 1 Betting Tips and Preview

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Ligue 1 champions Monaco face Montpellier on Saturday evening targeting a fifth consecutive win. Leonardo Jardim’s team are in second spot by virtue of goal difference ahead of Lyon, with Marseille only three points adrift of the pair, and should be confident of maintaining this advantage at a ground they fare well on. Where and when: Stade de la Mosson – 13 January, kick-off 19:00 Where you can see Montpellier vs. Monaco: bet365 live streaming Last time: Kamil Glik and Kylian Mbappe netted in the first-half in a 2-1 victory…

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Nantes vs. PSG Ligue 1 Betting Tips and Preview

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Ligue 1 frontrunners PSG visit Nantes on Sunday evening boasting an impressive 58 goals at the midway stage of the campaign. Unai Emery’s squad are in rampant form and show no sign of relenting. The Red and Blues currently hold a nine point lead over closest challengers Monaco and Lyon. Where and when: Stade de la Beaujoire – 14 January, kick-off 20:00 Where you can see Nantes vs. PSG: BT Sport, bet365 live streaming Last time: Hotshot Edinson Cavani scored either side of the break in a comfortable 2-0 win…

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Lyon vs. Angers Ligue 1 Betting Tips and Preview

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Champions League contenders Lyon take on relegation threatened Angers in Sunday afternoon’s Ligue 1 clash. Bruno Genesio’s squad have won their last four matches and, impressively, three of those have been away from home. Pleasingly for Genesio, the summer departure of Alexandre Lacazette has not triggered a slump in fortunes. Where and when: Groupama Stadium – 14 January, kick-off 16:00 Where you can see Lyon vs. Angers: Unibet live streaming Last time: Lacazette and Nabil Fekir netted a goal apiece in a 2-0 win for the hosts. Lyon v Angers…

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Bologna v Juventus Serie A Betting Tips and Preview

Third-placed Juventus will look to reignite their defence of the Serie A title as they travel to mid-table Bologna and the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. Massimiliano Allegri’s side will be strong favourites against a Bologna team who have won only twice in their last eight league outings. Where and when: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara- 17 December, kick-off 14:00 Where you can see Bologna v Juventus: BT Sport, bet365 live streaming Last time: Juventus triumphed 2-1 at this stadium in May thanks to a 94th minute from Moise Kean, while the fixture in…

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