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Cristiano Ronaldo expresses desire to leave Manchester United: Report | Football News – Times of India

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has told the Premier League club that he wants to leave in the close season because of his desire to play in the Champions League, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday. Speculation has been rife about Ronaldo's future at United following a trophy-less campaign and their failure to qualify for the Champions League last season, although in-coming manager Erik ten Hag has said the Portuguese international is part of his plans. The report added that the 37-year-old believes that he can play at the elite level for another "three of four years". Ronaldo re-signed for United from Juventus in August 2021 and was one of the few bright sparks for Ralf Rangnick's team last season, netting 24 times in all competitions. The former Real Madrid attacker,...
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Romelu Lukaku completes return to Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea | Football News – Times of India

MILAN: Romelu Lukaku returned to Inter Milan on Wednesday after completing a season-long loan move from Chelsea just a year after his flop transfer from Italy to the Premier League club. Belgium striker Lukaku will be reunited with his former fans at the San Siro after Chelsea agreed to a reported deal in which Inter will pay an initial eight million euros plus a potential three million in bonuses for the loan. The London club issued a statement confirming a "season-long loan move". Romelu will wear number... https://t.co/QeQ5x6TKbq— Inter (@Inter_en) 1656530400000His return was made official in a video posted on Inter's social media channels with Lukaku saying "we're back baby" while talking to chairman Steven Zhang on the roof of the club's headquarters. The 29-year-old will again lea...
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Arsenal sign Porto midfielder Vieira

Arsenal completed the signing of attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira from Portuguese champions Porto on a long-term contract, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. Porto said last week they had agreed a 40 million euros ($42.11 million) deal with Arsenal for the transfer of Vieira. Porto added that Arsenal would pay an initial 35 million euros with a further five million dependent on Vieira achieving certain targets at the London club. Bem-vindo, Fabio ❤️ — Arsenal (@Arsenal) June 21, 2022 The 22-year-old scored seven goals and made 16 assists from 39 appearances in all competitions last season as Porto won the league and Cup double. He also represented Portugal at the Under-21 level, scoring 13 goals in 21 appearances. 💬 "Everyone knows that this is a fantastic team. That was one of...
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Man United chief executive secretly filmed saying club ‘burnt through cash’ | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Manchester United chief executive Richard Arnold admitted the club had "burnt through cash" after being filmed secretly while meeting with supporters of the struggling English giants. But he promised new manager Erik Ten Hag, who will replace interim boss Ralf Ragnick, would have money to spend in a video clip posted on social media. Fans had been planning a protest outside Arnold's home amid ongoing unrest about the ownership of United by the US-based Glazer family. Arnold, who heard about the protest plan, then met with the supporters at a nearby pub instead. The chief executive, who replaced Ed Woodward earlier this year, bought drinks for the group and discussed a range of topics, including the owners, financial issues, and United's pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De...
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Tottenham Hotspur congratulate Sunil Chhetri for equalling Ferenc Puskas’s tally of 84 goals | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: In something that normally doesn't happen, Indian football team captain received a congratulatory message from English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur for equalling Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas' tally of 84 international goals. By scoring India's second goal in their final AFC Asian Cup Qualifying game against Afghanistan on Tuesday, Chhetri drew level with Puskas while becoming the fifth-highest international goal scorer of all time. He now stands just two goals behind Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi's tally of 86 goals. "Congratulations to India's @chetrisunil11 for equalling the great Ferenc Puskas with his tally of 84 international goals! #IndianFootball," Tottenham Hotspur wrote on their Twitter handle. 👏👏 Congratulations to India's @chetrisunil11 for equa...
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Manchester City to begin Premier League title defence at West Ham | Football News – Times of India

Manchester City will begin their Premier League title defence with a trip to West Ham United, while the season will kick off with a London derby for the second year in a row as Crystal Palace host Arsenal. Liverpool, who finished second last season, will travel to newly-promoted Fulham, and Nottingham Forest will play at Newcastle United to mark their return to the Premier League after 23 years. Chelsea will kick off their season under the new ownership led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital by playing away to Everton, while Bournemouth will host Aston Villa in their first game in the top flight after earning promotion. Manchester United, under new manager Erik ten Hag, will begin their campaign at home against Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur will host Southampton. Th...
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Kompany named new Burnley manager to succeed Dyche | Football News – Times of India

Burnley have appointed former Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany as their new manager to take over from Sean Dyche, the Championship club (second-tier) said on Tuesday. The 36-year-old former Belgium defender left Anderlecht last month after two seasons as head coach, having joined in 2019 as player-manager before retiring from playing in 2020. We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Vincent Kompany as first-team manager.Welcome to Burnley,… https://t.co/Z3g7fVwAfF— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) 1655204402000He guided them to a third-place finish last season and sealed European qualification and reached the Belgian Cup final. "Burnley is a truly historic English side and it's an honour to be appointed first-team manager," said Kompany. "I'm excited by the challenge ahead. "I...
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IPL Media Rights: At Rs 104 crore, IPL overtakes EPL in per match value | Cricket News – Times of India

By the time the first day of e-auction for IPL's media rights for the next five-year cycle (2023-27) concluded on Sunday, it was clear BCCI was in for one of the biggest media rights bonanzas in the world of sports. The day saw the cricket board pocket Rs 43,050 crore (around $5. 5 billion)-a Rs 26,050-crore ($3. 3 billion) hike from the previous rights cycle-taking IPL's per match value at over Rs 104 crore ($13. 4 million) past English Premier League's corresponding figure of $11 million. Thus, IPL is now only the second after the US's NFL ($17 million) in terms of per match value; it is already ahead of other top leagues in the world like NBA and MLB. Day Two of the e-auction is set to throw up bigger numbers. 'Insane bidding' gives IPL more financial muscleThe much-anticipated biddi...
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EFL says home teams can wear away kits to avoid clashes for colour blind fans | Football News – Times of India

English Football League (EFL) teams will be able to wear away or third kits when playing at home from next season to help colour blind supporters. The governing body of the three divisions below the Premier League approved the changes to its rules during its annual general meeting on Friday. "A home club will now be able to wear its 'away' or third kit where a clash may occur that would make it difficult for people who are colour blind to differentiate between the kits worn by both teams," the EFL said in a statement. "The amendment also allows clubs to further 'mix and match' elements of their registered kits in order to avoid kit clashes." The EFL added that it would work with clubs to identify situations where such clashes may occur. "Fantastic news," Colour Blind Awareness wrote on ...
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Alexandre Lacazette leaves Arsenal with no contract extension on offer | Football News – Times of India

French striker Alexandre Lacazette will leave Arsenal when his contract expires this month, the Premier League club said on Friday, bringing the curtain down on his five-year stint with the north London side. Signed in 2017 for a then club record 46.5 million pounds ($58.41 million) from French side Olympique Lyonnais, Lacazette was the club's top scorer in a season twice. But the 31-year-old lost his place in the starting lineup this season after scoring only six goals in all competitions. "Laca has been a fantastic player for us. He's been a real leader on and off the pitch and has been a very important influence to our younger players," manager Mikel Arteta said in a statement. Lacazette, who scored 71 goals and provided 36 assists for Arsenal in all competitions, said farewell to th...
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Juan Mata to leave Manchester United after 8 years

Juan Mata was put on a helicopter to save Manchester United’s sad season under David Moyes. That was 2013-14 and the Spaniard was brought in from Chelsea for £37.1 million. Eight seasons down the line, as the 34-year-old bids adieu following the expiry of his contract, the club says ‘gracias’. Mata’s time at United coincided with the club’s sharp decline on the pitch. But he will always have those goals at Anfield apart from winning the FA Cup, League Cup and the Europa League. One of the nicest men in football, a player with a degree, Mata’s charity work reached India even. Through the Common Goal project, he tried to make lives better for the youngsters in Mumbai slums. He also invited some of them to a game at Old Trafford. He went on to play 285 games, scoring 51 goals and winning...
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Kurt Zouma banned from keeping cats for 5 years for abuse

West Ham defender Kurt Zouma was banned Wednesday from keeping cats for five years and ordered to carry out 180 hours of community service as a punishment for kicking and slapping his pet cat in abuse caught on video. The France international received his sentence at Thames Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty last week to two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal. In footage of the abuse that took place on Feb. 6 and surfaced on social media, the soccer player could be seen kicking his Bengal cat across his kitchen, before throwing a pair of shoes at it and slapping its head. Zouma’s younger brother, Yoan, filmed the incident involving the cat and posted it on Snapchat.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium Yoan Zouma was ordered Wednesday to ca...
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chelsea: Abramovich completes sale of Chelsea to Boehly-led consortium | Football News – Times of India

Roman Abramovich has completed the sale of Chelsea and related companies to an investment group led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, the Premier League club said on Monday, ending a three-month process to sell the club. The consortium, which won the bid to acquire the London side earlier this month, received approval from the Premier League and the British government last week for the sale to go ahead. A final agreement was reached on Saturday. Consortium led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital completes acquisition of Chelsea Football Club.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 1653923296000Russian owner Abramovich put the club up for sale in early March following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a "special military operation". Sanctions on the Russian had also complicated the...
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Aaron Finch confident technique tweak will end ‘lean patch’ | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia limited-overs captain Aaron Finch is confident that technical adjustments to his batting technique can help him end his "reasonably lean patch" ahead of their Twenty20 World Cup title defence this year. Finch managed just one fifty in four limited-overs matches in Pakistan before joining Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in April. He then scored one fifty in five innings for the two-time IPL champions, who failed to make the playoffs. "It's been a reasonably lean patch," Finch told reporters on Monday. "I've been through that plenty of times in my career. At times, you go through stages where you get a heap of runs in a hurry and then go through some lean patches." Finch said he was working on a technical aspect of his batting to get back among the ...
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While You Were Asleep: Perez wins Monaco GP, Alcaraz storms into French Open quarters, Forest return to Premier League

Sergio Perez rebounded from Red Bull team orders that denied him a chance to race for the win one week ago to pick up his first Formula One victory of the season in the rain-marred Monaco Grand Prix. Perez earned his third career F1 victory after a questionable strategy call by Ferrari cost pole-sitter Charles Leclerc a win on his home circuit. Although Leclerc finished the race for the first time in four tries, he finished fourth and allowed reigning world champion Max Verstappen to extend his lead in the points standings. Carlos Sainz Jr. finished second for Ferrari and Verstappen was third for Red Bull. Verstappen now leads Leclerc by nine points in the standings; Leclerc has two wins this season, Verstappen and Perez have combined for five victories as Red Bull and Ferrari have clai...
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Premier League club Chelsea says final deal struck for sale to Boehly-led consortium | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Chelsea said on Saturday that a final agreement had been struck to sell the Premier League club to a consortium led by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly and backed by Clearlake Capital. The takeover is expected to be completed on Monday. The consortium, which won the bid to acquire the London side earlier this month, received approval from the Premier League and the British government this week for the sale to go ahead. "Chelsea Football Club can confirm that a final and definitive agreement was entered into last night to sell the Club to the Todd Boehly/Clearlake Capital consortium," the club said in a statement. "It is expected that the transaction will be completed on Monday. The club will update further at that time." Russian owner Roman Abramovich put the club up f...
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Britain approves Chelsea FC sale, says sports minister | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: The British government issued a licence last night that permits the sale of football club Chelsea, sports minister Nadine Dorries said on Wednesday. Current owner Roman Abramovich is subject to sanctions by the British government. He put the London club up for sale in early March following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a "special military operation". "We are satisfied the proceeds of the sale will not benefit Roman Abramovich or other sanctioned individuals," Dorries said on Twitter. 1/2 Last night the Government issued a licence that permits the sale of @ChelseaFC. Given the sanctions we placed o… https://t.co/WHf2y3lyqK— Nadine Dorries (@NadineDorries) 1653458562000"Given the sanctions we placed on those linked to Putin and the bloody invasion of Ukraine, th...
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Liverpool’s Klopp named Premier League Manager of the Year | Football News – Times of India

Liverpool's Juergen Klopp was recognised for his side's tilt at an unprecedented quadruple this season as he was named the League Managers Association (LMA) and Premier League Manager of the Year on Tuesday. Liverpool won the League Cup and FA Cup and will play Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday. They came up just short in the Premier League title race, finishing a point behind champions Manchester City. "It's a great honour and it was an insane season," said Klopp. "The last matchday when only two games were meaningless and in the rest, we all played for absolutely everything. It was not the best outcome for us, but we are already over it." Your @BarclaysFooty Manager of the Season...🔴👏 Jurgen Klopp 👏🔴#PLAwards | @LFC https://t.co/EKpk5kf3A9— Premier League (@premier...
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Premier League approves proposed takeover of Chelsea by Boehly-led consortium | Football News – Times of India

The Boehly-Clearlake consortium, which agreed terms to acquire Chelsea for 4.25 billion pounds ($5.33 billion) earlier this month, passed the Premier League Owners' and Directors' Test, the league said on Tuesday, paving the way for the club's takeover. The proposal also needs approval from the British government before the consortium can complete the acquisition, with a week remaining before the club's current operating licence expires on May 31. "The Board has applied the Premier League's Owners' and Directors' Test (OADT) to all prospective Directors, and undertaken the necessary due diligence," the league said in a statement. "The members of the consortium purchasing the club are affiliates of the Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., Todd Boehly, Hansjorg Wyss and Mark Walter." "Chelsea F...
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Man City’s Mendy pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy entered pleas of not guilty to nine charges of sexual assault against six women on Monday. The 27-year-old denied all the charges, including seven counts of rape, at Chester Crown Court. The attacks are alleged to have taken place at his home between October 2020 and August 2021. Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price Mendy’s co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, 40, also entered not guilty pleas to 12 charges relating to the attacks. The trial is set for July 25. Mendy last played for City against Tottenham Hotspur on Aug. 15 and was suspended by the Premier League club later that month when he was arrested. The France international signed for City from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in 2017 for a fee in the region of 52 million pounds...