Sevilla - Europa League winners
Sevilla - Europa League winners
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It never rains but it pours for David Moyes at Manchester United! Last year’s Premier League champions find themselves seventh in the table and a huge 11 points off the summit.
United’s hopes of boosting their roster during the mid-season window have been severely dented with the news Ivan Rakitic has reportedly snubbed interest from the club. If that wasn’t enough, they are facing a fresh fight to keep star forward Wayne Rooney. The England international is considering whether the Red Devils are still the right for him with 18 months remaining on his contract.
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Not to be outdone, UEFA also announced the Europa League’s round of 32 matches on Monday, were Juventus must return to Turkey, the scene of their surprise Champions League exit, to face Trabzonspor.
Here’s the full draw below:
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A 6-0 defeat does little for the moral of any side, and so it’s expected that Premier League outfit Tottenham will dip into the January transfer market when the window opens.
Despite an outlay of well over $100m - mainly thanks to the record-breaking sale of Gareth Bale - in the summer, Spurs have struggled to set the world alight, and so have Sevilla winger Diego Perotti high on their transfer targets.
You can find out about this rumor and many more in today’s Paper Chase.
Manchester City has been quiet so far in the transfer window but that could all be about to change with rumors circulating that both Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic and Sevilla forward Alvaro Negredo are close to moving to the Etihad Stadium. We’ve also got the latest gossip on Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney all at the click of a button.
Ever since he helped out Cristiano Ronaldo with his sprinting technique when the Portuguese striker was at Manchester United, the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, has expressed a wish to play for the Red Devils.
Some within the club even reciprocate his wish, with defender Rio Ferdinand leading the clamor for Bolt to pull on a red shirt and turn out for the Premier League champions.
Well finally, we and Rio are gonna get our wish!
That’s right. Usain Bolt will apparently take his place alongside United’s current greats in Rio’s testimonial against Sevilla on August 9.
It must have taken a lot for Rio to convince new boss David Moyes to sign Bolt up for one game only, but it will certainly put all eyes on Old Trafford to see whether Bolt’s soccer skills can match his sprint speed.
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The silly season is definitely upon us! Liverpool’s wantaway striker Luis Suarez has been linked with a move to Arsenal despite saying that he wants to leave England to escape press intrusion. We also have the latest rumor on Sevilla winger Alvaro Negredo, and much more, which you can read by clicking here.
The big story dominating the UK media is Jose Mourinho’s admission that he will return to Chelsea next season. However, there are plenty of other interesting stories in today’s edition of Paper Chase. Jesus Navas is heading out of Sevilla and he could join Manuel Pellegrini in leaving La Liga for Manchester City, according to a couple of papers. We’ve also got the latest on a potential target for Liverpool should Luis Suarez leave Anfield, while Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas also has a striker in mind. Click here to find out more.
It’s starting to look like some Premier League clubs are going to seriously splash the cash this summer. Manchester City have a number of players on their radar and the incoming manager will no doubt demand money to spend.
The latest name linked with the Etihad is Sevilla winger Jesus Navas. The Spanish international has long been linked with top clubs and is yet to take the plunge. Navas has 23 caps for Spain and has been Sevilla’s top player for years - he certainly possesses the right credentials.
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