Manchester City meet Napoli for Koulibaly

After signing young Bournemouth defender Nathan Aké for € 45m, Manchester City want renew his defense.

According to ‘FootMercato’, Kalidou Koulibaly is City’s new target. Guardiola had already said “at the end of the season we will talk about transfers. We have incredible targets that we will try to fight for, in order to play better. This is the most important thing

‘FootMercato’ confirms contacts between the two clubs and explains that the two parties have made an appointment to next week. A first offer could be proposed. De Laurentiis had explained in an interview last week that he was open from the Senegalese international.

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PSG: Mbappé accelerates in Faro and maintains hope – Champions League

After resuming the race last week, the world champion touched the ball on Saturday in Faro.

“Hi, how are you?” Laughs Kylian Mbappé, followed by the cameras of PSG in Faro. Except that it is rather to him that we want to ask this question. Hit in the ankle on July 24, in the final of the Coupe de France against Saint-Etienne (1-0), the 21-year-old world champion must have had for “about three weeks” before resuming. This is what the club had indicated, being careful not to specify whether there was any question of a resumption of training or competition. Since then, we know that Mbappé resumed the race last week. Friday, rest for everyone and Saturday, departure towards the south of Portugal for a mini-course of three days. 27 players on the plane, but not Marco Verratti, affected in the calf and who will not join the group until Tuesday, in Lisbon. The ex-Monegasque, he is very present with the rest of the group. Obviously, he did not participate in the “intensive 90-minute training session” concocted by the Parisian staff. We saw him do cardio. We have mostly seen him feel leather. “The top scorer in Ligue 1 has trained individually with the ball, and against goals,” said PSG, on his site.

Mbappé’s top 5 goals with PSG this season

At best on the bench against Atalanta?

Enough to share the optimism displayed by Ander Herrera as for Mbappé’s participation in the Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta, Wednesday (9 p.m.), in Lisbon? Softly the bass. The person has not even resumed collective training yet, and he has only 150 minutes of friendly matches and 29 against the Greens in the legs since March 11, and victory against Dortmund (2-0). At the present time, it is safer to hope to see his name on the scoresheet, with a possible entry into play during the second half.

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In the meantime, seeing Kylian Mbappé on the meadow, even solo, is rather reassuring. And as good news is scarce in Paris at the moment, it should be welcomed with open arms. Another good surprise, Layvin Kurzawa also worked individually. Victim of a “right thigh injury”, the side must resume collective training “within two weeks”. On Saturday, he “did a personalized running session”. For the rest, the Rouge et Bleu “worked on a series of exercises alternating phases of passing and possession, before participating in high intensity oppositions. All during a session that lasted an hour and a half, which ended with beautiful exchanges, ”notes the Parisian club. No worries for Mauro Icardi and Thilo Kehrer. All under the Portuguese sun, but without the scorching temperatures seen in France recently. Ideal to prepare for the duel against Atalanta and this unprecedented “Final 8” in Lisbon. Unpublished, and behind closed doors. Fans will indeed find the door closed at the Estadio da Luz or the Estadio Jose Alvagare, the two stadiums concerned by this final tournament.

“03/11 was magical, make 08/23 historic”

Ultras Paris collective

The Ultras therefore came to greet their proteges on Saturday morning, at Le Bourget airport, with songs, banners and smoke. “Three victories for glory,” said one of their banners. “03/11 was magical, make 08/23 historic”, demanded another. On March 11 it was Dortmund. On August 23, it will be the final of the Champions League. To access it, Neymar and company will have to dismiss the Bergamo club on August 12, the club’s 50th anniversary, then RB Leipzig or Atlético Madrid, on the 19th, in the semi-finals. In the other part of the table, we find Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Barcelona or even OL, Juventus striker on Friday. In the meantime, there is still work to be done.

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FC Bayern: Hansi Flick confirms that Thiago is thinking about moving to the Premier League

There is still a big question mark behind Thiago’s future. Hansi Flick would understand if the Spaniard should move to the island.

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick can understand the change request of midfielder Thiago (29), as the coach opposite Sport1 conceded. The Spanish high-end technician is hesitating at FCB to extend his contract, which will expire in 2021 and is traded as a new addition to the English champions Liverpool FC.

Flick said: “I can understand when a player is worried. Thiago has in Spain at the FC Barcelona played and in the Bundesliga for the FC Bayern Munich. If he wants to try it again in the Premier League now, I totally understand. “

FC Bayern: Thiago should not go free

At the same time, Flick would find it “a shame” if Thiago went, because Thiago “gives our game that certain something”. In the end, however, the player decides and the coach must respect it.

FCB’s Thiago has had an offer to extend his contract that is ready for signature for some time now. However, he will probably not accept this. Bavaria’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said at the beginning of July image : “We negotiated seriously with him and fulfilled all of his wishes. But it looks like he wants to do something new again at the end of his career.”

At the same time, Rummenigge made it clear that Thiago would never be given a free transfer in the summer of 2021. “We don’t want to lose a player for free next year. I can say that very clearly,” said the 64-year-old.

Thiago moved from FC Barcelona to Munich in 2013. He has played 231 competitive games (31 goals) for Bayern.

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Nathan Ake was once dumped by Chelsea, now in the city

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Life is like a wheel, sometimes above and sometimes below. As Nathan Ake, formerly wasted Chelsea is now being proposed Manchester City.

Manchester City step on the gas to spend on players to strengthen the squad in the upcoming 2020/2021 season. One of the players bought was Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.

Nathan Ake was redeemed for 40 million pounds or the equivalent of Rp. 767.9 billion. The 25-year-old Dutch player also signed a five-year contract.

Manchester City officially signed Nathan Ake (Instagram)

For Chelsea fans, the name Nathan Ake may be familiar to ears. Yes, he used to be a Chelsea player!

Launch data from Transfermarkt, Chelsea brought Nathan Ake in 2011 from the Feyenoord Youth academy. Nathan Ake was 16 years old at the time.

Nathan Ake is patiently developing his career at Chelsea in the age group category. He played for Chelsea U-19 six times, then played for Chelsea U-23 forty times. He also served as the captain’s armband.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Nathan Ake of AFC Bournemouth gives instructions during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Sheffield United at Vitality Stadium on August 10, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)Nathan Ake while strengthening Chelsea in the age group category (Getty Images)

Nathan Ake can play in two positions. Can be a defensive midfielder or as a central defender.

In 2013, Nathan Ake was finally promoted to the first team. But only two years old, he was in blue and blue uniform with a total appearance of only 17 times.

After that, Nathan Ake was like most Chelsea players. I was on loan and loan and never got the confidence to play as a starter.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Nathan Ake of AFC Bournemouth gives instructions during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Sheffield United at Vitality Stadium on August 10, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)Nathan Ake (left) only 17 times in the shirt of the Chelsea first team (Getty Images)

Nathan Ake has been on loan at Reading, Watford and Borunemouth. Until finally, Borunemouth made him permanent from Chelsea in 2017 for 20 million pounds or the equivalent of Rp. 385 billion (a record for the most expensive purchase for the club).

Nathan Ake also improved. He is plotted as a steadfast center-back.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Nathan Ake of AFC Bournemouth gives instructions during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Sheffield United at Vitality Stadium on August 10, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)Nathan Ake (left) on loan at Watford (Getty Images)

Reported Sky Sports, Nathan Ake has good statistics about blocking the ball compared to Manchester City defenders in the 2019/2020 season.

Until finally, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was attracted by Nathan Ake. Moreover, The Citizens lost their formidable figure at the defender after Vincent Kompany left.

In fact, Nathan Ake was also in demand by Manchester United, who were considered to be a capable duet with Harry Maguire. However, Manchester City more determined to get it.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Nathan Ake of AFC Bournemouth gives instructions during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Sheffield United at Vitality Stadium on August 10, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)Statistics about blocking the ball between Nathan Ake vs Manchester City defenders (Sky Sports)

Under cold hands Pep Guardiola, Nathan Ake could have improved a lot. Once played as a central midfielder, so it’s a good asset for Ake who has to get used to winning ball possession – like the Guardiola style we all know.

Not only that, Ake recorded himself with a pass accuracy of 87.6 percent in the Premier League last season, the best of all his colleagues at Bournemouth. A note that might allow Guardiola to see Ake’s potential.

We are waiting, to what extent can we develop Nathan Ake with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City?

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Willian’s contract is safe, then Arsenal will speed up Philippe Coutinho’s transfer

Arsenal are also reportedly one step away from borrowing Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

The Brazil international has spent this season on loan with Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, Barcelona do not want him anymore and want to let go permanently.

However, until the transfer market opened, there was no bidder for the 28-year-old player. Sport claims, Barcelona square off to lend Coutinho again.

Arsenal are known to be interested in using Coutinho’s services and have a close relationship with his agent, Kia Joorabchian.

The report indicates that the Gunners are now in an advanced stage of talks with Barca and are making an announcement soon.

As well as bringing in Coutinho, Arsenal are also rumored to be bringing in Atletico Madrid midfielders Thomas Partey and Willian, whose contracts at Chelsea will expire.

Source: Sportsmole

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English football world launches plan to increase diversity among coaches NOW

The Premier League, the English players’ union PFA and the English Football League (EFL) launched a project on Monday to increase diversity among coaches in professional football.

The program will take effect next season. This means that six starting coaches will be placed with a club in the EFL for a period of 23 months per season – that is, with a team in the Championship or below – to gain work experience.

The program follows strong criticism recently expressed by Raheem Sterling. The Manchester City attacker thinks that black players are given too few chances to work as a coach at the highest level.

“There are about five hundred players in the Premier League and a third of them are black. But we have no representation in the hierarchy or in the coaching staff,” Sterling said at the beginning of this month. BBC.

‘Step in the right direction’

The announced program of the English federations is not only aimed at black players. The aim is also to offer ethnic minorities such as Asian players more opportunities to enter professional football as a coach.

“This is a critical time for black, Asian, and other ethnic coaches,” said Darren Moore, chairman of the Black Players and Coaches Advisory Group and manager of League One club Doncaster Rovers.

“We all know that the diversity among coaches and managers has to increase. I see this program as a step in the right direction. There are many functions at a football club, from the youth academy to the first team, which are ideal for a starting coach. . “

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Klopp praises Dalglish and Gerrard in open letter: ‘The soul and legs of Liverpool’ | NOW

Jürgen Klopp addressed Liverpool supporters in an open letter on Monday and thanked them for their support during this season. The German manager also praises, among other things, club icons Kenny Dalglish and Steven Gerrard.

“Like the current squad, I would like to thank two men who set the standard at Liverpool. Sir Kenny Dalglish is the soul and Steven Gerrard is the club’s legs,” Klopp writes in the letter, which was published in Liverpool Echo.

“Kenny’s knowledge of Liverpool and what this club means to the people is vital in everything we do. And Gerrard carried the club in so many different ways. There is no one who deserves this title more than him. They are icons of the club that put us in the position we are in now. “

Liverpool made history on Thursday by capturing the league title for the first time since 1990. With seven rounds to go, ‘The Reds’ have an insurmountable 23-point lead over nearest attacker Manchester City.

The last time Liverpool became champion, the now 69-year-old Dalglish was at the helm as a trainer. As a player, De Schot won the European Cup I three times with ‘The Reds’. Gerrard played for Liverpool between 1998 and 2015 and won the Champions League with the club in the 2004/2005 season.

“Celebrate the championship in a safe way”

The joy of fans was logical last week after securing the first league title in thirty years, but supporters in their enthusiasm did not follow the rules that were set up to prevent the spread of the corona virus.

Thousands of supporters gathered in Liverpool on Friday and Saturday to celebrate, much to the dismay of the police and the club itself. In his open letter, Klopp also speaks out against the behavior of the groups of fans.

“I am also human and we share the same passion for Liverpool, but it is important that we avoid mass gatherings. We owe it to the vulnerable people in society and the healthcare workers that we have all applauded for,” said Klopp.

“Celebrate the championship, but please do it safely and in a private environment. We have all worked so hard to fight the COVID-19 virus. Not all of that should be undone by us.”

View the program, the results and the position in the Premier League

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FilGoal | News | Extended dialogue – Club: If we had not gathered to watch the coronation together, we would have regretted the rest of our lives

With his constant smile, and with words incapable of describing his happiness, Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp spoke of the historic coronation of his team Liverpool in the English Premier League title.

Liverpool have won the absent title since 1990, and Club Made with all the coaches that preceded it for 3 decades.

Klopp spoke to his club’s official website in a video interview, during which he expressed his extraordinary happiness with this achievement.

Klopp stated: “I cannot describe my feelings now because I will cry again if I try to speak, and that does not sound good.”

He added: “It is a mixture of several feelings. I am comfortable, happy and proud, I cannot be more proud of the boys.”

And on the backstage of the coronation: “We watched the match together all of us, and we knew that the title might or might not be decided, and when the countdown started in the last 5 seconds, it was like a blast. His description was a wonderful and pleasant moment. “

He continued: “Immediately after, I felt an emptiness inside, I did not believe what happened, I was not happy with myself at that moment, as if the feelings were too much for me to bear, but I would be fine. Don’t worry.”

He admitted: “I could not be more happy or dream more than that. I had not dreamed of it before last year because we had not been close enough in 3 years, and a year ago we were very close.”

“What the boys did in the last two and a half years is a myth … the continuity they showed is unmatched by anything else. In front of Crystal Palace we played as if the stadium was full of fans chanting the name of Liverpool,” he stressed.

Watch the Chelsea and Manchester City match together

Klopp talked about the scenes of the decision to watch Liverpool’s players to face the title together.

Klopp said: “We thought in the morning whether we had to gather or not, and I saw that no, because the place is far and some boys will have to drive a long distance, and then I said to myself: No, everyone must attend.”

He continued: “I am aware that if everyone sat in his house and watched the match alone, he will regret it throughout his life, and therefore we came here together in our own place among the people who surround us daily and where we undergo medical examinations twice a week.”

And he added: “It is a beautiful moment, wonderful to share, and my message to the masses: This title is for all of you, I hope that you share our feelings, this title is for many people.”

And he started giving the title to the club’s legends: “Kenny Dalglish and Graeme Souness spoke to me and they were very happy, this is wonderful because this club is based on what they did, as well as on what Shankly, Paisley, Fagan and others did, and on Stephen Gerrard who held the club on his shoulders for 20 years, bearing all The pressure is very brilliantly, and I am happy that we are winning the championship for him. “

He continued: “Boys love being part of this club and its history, and it is great how we learned to deal with this history and how we use it in the last two years.”

He concluded: “You know how the wait was 30 years more than me, 30 years ago I was 23, and I did not think at that time to win a championship with Liverpool, I did not have the skill to do so, but after 30 years I am here thanks to this wonderful crew.”

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Manager Bruce wants Premier League clarity about Newcastle | NOW

Steve Bruce has kept as low as possible in recent weeks about the much-discussed takeover of Newcastle United by a consortium from Saudi Arabia. But the manager of the club made it clear on Sunday that he is tired of the uncertainty.

“We all need clarity,” said 59-year-old Bruce after the lost quarterfinals in the FA Cup against Manchester City (0-2).

The Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) has already made an offer to the Premier League three months ago to buy 80 percent (£ 330 million) of 80 percent of Newcastle United’s shares from Mike Ashley.

‘The Magpies’ are now waiting for approval from the Premier League, which mainly looks through the so-called Owners ‘and Directors’ Test whether PIF is able to finance the club and whether there have been no criminal offenses committed by the company in the past.

“If it is true that the Premier League will end this process, they should come to a decision as soon as possible,” said Bruce. “Because this is not good for anyone.”

Much criticism of takeover

There is much criticism of PIF’s takeover plans because Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is the chairman of the consortium.

Bin Salman is controversial because, according to the American intelligence agency CIA, he ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018. Hatice Cengiz, the widow of Khashoggi, called on the Premier League two months ago to stop the takeover.

Amnesty International is also strongly against the takeover, due to the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia. “This should not be an attempt to cover up the terrible situation in Saudi Arabia with investment in sports,” said Amnesty.

PIF would have about 300 billion euros, which could make Newcastle United one of the richest football clubs in the world when it takes over.

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Before the Liverpool meeting, Guardiola facilitates the “honor guard” dilemma

Guardiola, who led City to the league title in the past two seasons, stressed that Liverpool, led by German Jurgen Klopp, “deserves honor”, especially lining up his players as a “guard of honor” for the opposing team players as they entered the field.

He said: “Of course we will do that. We will salute the guard of honor, of course,” that salutation, which sometimes represents a dilemma, and may cause sensitivities among the fans in most major tournaments.

He continued in a press statement, Saturday: “We always host Liverpool in an amazing way when they come to our stadium. They cannot doubt, and of course we will do it (this time too) because they deserve it.”

The Spaniard, who has been supervising City since 2016, examined the performance of the team in the domestic league during the 2019-2020 season, rejecting any suggestion that its players did not show a desire to win the title for the third time in a row.

Guardiola stressed that “a team that has won 8 titles in the past three years (City) has a passion. In every game, in every competition, wherever it is. No one in this country can say” the opposite.

Guardiola led his team twice to win the Premier League title, the FA Cup title, the League Cup title 3 times, and the Community Shield title twice.

City and Guardiola achieved in the 2018-2019 season an unprecedented local triple through the League, Cup and League Cup.

“Doing what we did in the toughest league in the world is very difficult, but we cannot win all the time. There was an exceptional team, and when the team is exceptional, what I am calling is learning from and congratulating him,” the former coach of Barcelona and Bayern Munich continued. It is simple. “

Liverpool achieved a record achievement this season, winning the league title in its favor, with 7 stages remaining.

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Liverpool will be a guest at City Etihad Stadium, on the evening of the second Thursday of July, in the 32nd stage of the Premier League, in his first match after winning the league title in his favor for the first time in 30 years.

The Red Club was crowned champion of England this week, after losing its direct chase City to its hosts Chelsea, 1-2, in Stage 31.

Liverpool moved 23 points ahead of the leaders, with only 7 games remaining.

Guardiola, who led City to the league title in the past two seasons, stressed that Liverpool, led by German Jurgen Klopp, “deserves honor”, especially lining up his players as a “guard of honor” for the opposing team players as they entered the field.

He said: “Of course we will do that. We will salute the guard of honor, of course,” that salutation, which sometimes represents a dilemma, and may cause sensitivities among the fans in most major tournaments.

He continued in a press statement, Saturday: “We always host Liverpool in an amazing way when they come to our stadium. They cannot doubt, and of course we will do it (this time too) because they deserve it.”

The Spaniard, who has been supervising City since 2016, examined the performance of the team in the domestic league during the 2019-2020 season, rejecting any suggestion that its players did not show a desire to win the title for the third time in a row.

Guardiola stressed that “a team that has won 8 titles in the past three years (City) has a passion. In every game, in every competition, wherever it is. No one in this country can say” the opposite.

Guardiola led his team twice to win the Premier League title, the FA Cup title, the League Cup title 3 times, and the Community Shield title twice.

City and Guardiola achieved in the 2018-2019 season an unprecedented local triple through the League, Cup and League Cup.

“Doing what we did in the toughest league in the world is very difficult, but we cannot win all the time. There was an exceptional team, and when the team is exceptional, what I am calling is learning from and congratulating him,” the former coach of Barcelona and Bayern Munich continued. It is simple. “

Liverpool achieved a record achievement this season, winning the league title in its favor, with 7 stages remaining.

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