AS Monaco midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbiaa s has confirmed that the player has attracted interest from Real Madrid, Inter, Juventus And Manchester City. . Monaco midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is supposedly attracting interest from top clubs across Europe. It has been reported that Arsenal are preparing to bid for the midfielder. Apart from The Gunners, the playera s agent, Jonathan Benbaron, reveals that there is a lot of interest from other top European clubs. “The player appeals to a lot of clubs around Europe,” Benbaron told FC Internews. “In addition to interest from Inter, there’s also Juventus, Manchester City and Real Madrid. A lot of teams have contacted us, but I can’t reveal how far along the various talks are. “Will he leave this summer? Everything is possible in football.” Kondogbia, 22, is a talented defensive midfielder who joined Monaco in 2013 from Sevilla. The Frenchman has won three caps for his country and his impressive performance in the Champions League against […]

Having won the FA Cup, Arsene Wenger can now turn his attention on bringing new faces to the club. Over the past two seasons, Wenger has shown that he is not afraid to spend big if the right player is made available, i.e. Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid and Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. This summer, the top priority for Wenger will be to bring in a quality defensive midfielder who can provide cover for Francis Coquelin, and a world class goalkeeper. Morgan Schneiderlin is one such player who has attracted Arsenal’s attention for a long time, but according to recent reports, AS Monaco central midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is now close to joining Arsenal. Kondogbia caught Wenger’s eye during Arsenal’s Champions League match against AS Monaco, where he was quite impressive. Though Kondogbia’s lack of experience in Premier League might work against him but the fact that he is younger than Schneiderlin is a huge positive. Schneiderlin is looking more likely […]

With the start of transfer window drawing ever closer, all the clubs have already started to make their moves. According to reports in Spain, Chelsea FC and Monaco are in talks regarding the transfer of Radamel Falcao to Stamford Bridge. It was earlier reported that Jose Mourinho will be bringing in a new striker this summer, given how susceptible Diego Costa is to injuries. Given the disappointing season Falcao had on loan at Manchester United, Monaco are keen to sell the Colombian striker. Mourinho . inquired about Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain last month, but is well aware of the fact that when fully fit and in form, Falcao can be one of the world’s best strikers. After releasing Didier Drogba, there is even a bigger need for a new striker at Chelsea, who could back up both Costa and Loic Remy in the coming season. Falcao will be desperate to sort out his future before the Copa America, which starts […]

Chelsea are reportedly in talks to sign Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, after his loan spell at Manchester United came to an end. Radamel Falcao joined Manchester United on a season-long loan spell last year, amidst a lot of fanfare. The Colombian striker proved to be a disappointment under Louis van Gaal and United allowed him to return to AS Monaco after the end of his loan period. According to Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Chelsea have opened talks to sign the former Atletico Madrid forward despite him returning to Monaco. With Didier Drogba set to leave the club this summer and Diego Costa and Loic Remy struggling with fitness issues, Mourinho is on the lookout to sign a striker this summer. Falcao spent a season on loan at Manchester United where he failed to live up to the expectations. The former Porto star managed to find the back of the net only four times in 26 league appearances during […]

Juventus moved into the last four of the Champions League for the first time in 12 years after playing out a goalless draw with Monaco in the second leg of their quarterfinal tie. Juve went into the clash with a 1-0 aggregate lead after tasting victory against the principality club in the first leg and the Italian giants held onto that lead to book their place in the last-four draw along with Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Old Lady made the trip south to the Stade Louis II aware of the fact that a clean sheet would mean progression to the Champions League semifinals and a place at football’s top table. Massimiliano Allegri chose to send out his men in the tried-and-tested 3-5-2, with Andrea Barzagli’s return offering aerial reinforcement against a Monaco attack heavily reliant on crosses from the wings. Andrea Pirlo came back to the base of midfield, with Roberto Pereyra starting this one from the […]

AS MONACO v JUVENTUS Stade Louis II, Monaco Wednesday 22nd April, 2015, 20:45 GMT *** Juventus will be hoping to make it 11 victories out of 11 against French teams in knockout ties when they face AS Monaco in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday. Juventus moved 15 points clear at the top of Serie A after beating second-placed Lazio 2-0 on Saturday as they close in on a fourth successive domestic crown. They also have their eyes on a first Champions League semi-final appearance since 2003. On current form they will start the match at Stade Louis II as favourites to reach the last four. They have won all 10 of their previous knockout ties against French teams in Europe while Monaco have won only one of six ties against Italian clubs. The Ligue 1 club have also not won any of their last four home matches in any competition. Massimiliano Allegri saw his men […]

A contentious Arturo Vidal penalty gave Juventus the 1-0 Champions League quarter-final victory over Monaco. The decider will be in the Principality on April 22, where ASM have won only twice in the competition this season. The Bianconeri were the favourites on paper in this first leg quarter-final, but fresh from a shock defeat to Serie A bottom club Parma and facing a Monaco side that eliminated Arsenal with a 3-1 win in London. They had scored only seven goals in their eight games so far, but conceded fewer than any other club in the Champions League this season. Andrea Pirlo made his first appearance in three weeks, but Paul Pogba was still sidelined and Andrea Barzagli only fit for the bench. The visitors missed Jeremy Toulalan and opted for Ricardo Carvalho and Anthony Martial rather than Wallace and Dimitar Berbatov. After an expected bright opening from the home side in which Morata volleyed over the bar from just six […]

Troubled Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has opened up about his relationship with manager Louis Van Gaal. The two have been at loggerheads for quite a while now. Falcao was hailed as a a one of the best strikers in the worlda by Van Gaal in their first press conference together, but their relationship has been hot and cold since then. A couple of injuries combined with a visible loss of form and confidence has also played its part, but ita s no secret that the Dutch coach has, at times, preferred fellow countryman Robin Van Persie. Falcao, though, has remained calm and believes he can still make a difference this season and change the bossa mind. “I am playing for Manchester United at the moment. I am completely focused on the club. I have faith and hope that lots of things can happen in the remaining games this season. “Van Gaal has to make decisions like any other manager, […]

Just a day after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger declared that Arsenal should be playing in the Europa League, defender Per Mertesacker has also conceded that his team dona t have the a mental level to compete at the highest levela . The German, who won the World Cup with Germany last year, feels that Arsenal are actually a far awaya from winning the competition. Mertesacker was speaking after Arsenal were eliminated at the round of 16 stage on Tuesday night. Trailing 1-3 from the opening leg, which was contested at the Emirates Stadium, the Gunners came back into the tie by scoring two goals away from home by the 79th minute of the second leg, but were ultimately unable to overturn that deficit. It was the second time in three years that they went out on away goals. This time, however, the lanky centre half admitted that it was their own mistake. Mertesacker said that the the team had underestimated […]