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Spurs activate Alderweireld contract extension

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Tottenham Hotspur have triggered an extension clause in veteran Belgian international Toby Alderweireld’s contract which ties him to the Premier League highflyers until the summer of 2020. The 29-year-old central defender — capped 88 times and an integral part of Belgium’s best ever performance at the World Cup last year …

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Lukaku not a ‘target man’ – Solskjaer

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Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted Romelu Lukaku will not play in a “target man” role as long as he is in charge. Lukaku endured a difficult first half of the season, struggling for form and fitness after claiming he had been negatively impacted by building up too …

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Man U want to build team around Paul Pogba – Solskjaer

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United are looking to build a team around midfielder Paul Pogba, a player he considers to be ‘one of the best’. The France international has been the star of the show in the new boss’ first two games in charge of the Red Devils, scoring …

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Champions League: Pogba told to lead by example in Valencia

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Jose Mourinho has called on Paul Pogba to show what he is capable of on his return to the Manchester United side for Wednesday’s Champions League trip to Valencia. It is a sign of the French World Cup winner’s fall from grace in a difficult season for United that Mourinho …

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Modric rewarded for ‘wonderful year’, – Coach Solari

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Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was a deserved winner of the Ballon d’Or award after a “wonderful year” for both club and country, Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari said on Wednesday. The 33-year-old Modric won a third straight Champions League title with Real and was the driving force in a Croatia …

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Luka Modric wins 2018 Ballon d’Or

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Luka Modric has beaten off competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi to be named the winner of 2018’s Ballon d’Or. The Real Madrid midfielder played a pivotal role for his club as they stormed to a third consecutive Champions League title, as well as …

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Bournemouth game too ‘demanding’ for Ozil – Emery

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Mesut Ozil’s relationship with Arsenal boss Unai Emery is again under scrutiny after the Spaniard appeared to suggest Sunday’s match at Bournemouth was too “demanding” for the German. The 30-year-old German World Cup-winning midfielder had played in the Gunners’ previous three matches — all draws — but Emery decided his …

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N’Golo Kante extends Chelsea stay

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has signed a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge, the Premier League club announced on Friday. The France international, signed from Leicester in the summer of 2016, has been ever-present in the league for Maurizio Sarri’s side this season. Chelsea are third in the table, four …

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