Football news: updates and transfer rumours
Manchester United defender Raphael Varane was forced off during their Champions League clash with Atalanta in Italy. The French defender had to come due to a discomfort he felt. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an update on his injury saying that he felt a pain in his hamstring. “He felt his hamstring. So of course you can’t take any risks, unfortunately,” Solskjaer told BT Sport. “Rafa has been such a calming influence when he’s on the pitch. We lost him but that’s football.” It is uncertain if he will be available for this weekend’s Manchester derby.
A report from the Sun football claims that Harry Kane is set to stay at Tottenham following the arrival of Antonio Conte. Kane was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City the whole of the summer window but it was rumoured that City could not meet the price tag of Kane. Metro also claims that Antonio Conte would like to sign Milan’s midfielder Franck Kessie. Football insider has also reported that Conte has Stefan de Vrij on his list.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has challenged Ruben Loftus-Cheek to show more consistency. “I am very happy with him and the next step is to show consistency and push himself because the limit can constantly be pushed because he has so much potential.” Loftus-Cheek seemed to be out of the game during the first 15 minutes of Chelsea’s Champions League victory over Malmo. However, he picked up and put in a splendid performance later on in the game.
Bayern Munich Legend Mario Gomez believes that Robert Lewandowski can catch up with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. “He is playing a different sport; he’s in a different league,” Gomez told Amazon Prime Video post-match. “He still has a few years left, he can catch them up [Messi and Ronaldo].” Even Bayern boos Julian Nagelsmann hailed the Polish forward after marking his 100th Champions League game with a hattrick; “He will continue to be the best forward in the world because he does everything to keep it that way.”
Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma has had his bail extended for further 5 weeks. Bissouma was detained by the police together with a friend of his on the 6 of October at a nightclub due to a suspicion in his involvement in an assault. A report from the Sun football stated that the Sussex Police has confirmed the extension of his bail; “The bail date for both individuals has been extended to Monday, December 6 while investigations continue. “No further information is available at this time.”
A recent footage that has surfed the internet is a video of a group of individuals trying to assault another people. The footage from the Sun football website claims that Manchester United fans were attacked by Atalanta fans on Monday evening before both team’s Champions League clash. Watch footage here – Link
Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Paul Pogba will prefer a move to his former club Juventus over a move to PSG when his contract expires in the summer. Manchester United are trying to tie the French ace down to a new contract but nothing seems to have progressed.
Belgium boss, Roberto Mancini is being pushed to manage Newcastle United by Newcastle caretaker boss, Graeme Jones according to Football insider. Roberto Mancini is not the only one who has been tipped to sign for Newcastle, Unai Emery is also on the list. Emery made a statement last night that nothing has been signed yet between he and Newcastle as there has not been any official proposal yet.