Everton full-back Seamus Coleman is an integral part of manager Roberto Martineza s plans, and it seems unlikely that the Merseyside club would entertain any bids for the player, from Manchester United. United boss Louis van Gaal has been looking to strengthen the defence of his top-heavy team, and has been trying to sign a few defenders, the most prominent of whom, is said to be Real Madrid central defender Sergio Ramos. However, van Gaal has been facing problems on the right-back position, with Ecuadorian Antonio Valencia filling in for the perpetually-injured Rafael, last season. The problem with this is that Valencia is traditionally, a right-winger, who is filling-in as an attacking right-back. This is bound to cause some defensive lapses, which, the Dutch manager seems to be looking to eliminate, ahead of the start of the 2015/16 season. For this, he has reportedly been looking to sign Evertona s 2013/14 player of the season Coleman. However, according to Liverpool […]
Zinedine Zidane has hailed Paul Pogba as “a complete player” and said that it is only natural that Real Madrid are interested in the Juventus star. Real Madrid and Juventus legend Zidane was full of praise of his fellow countryman. Released by Manchester United for peanuts, Po0gba is now being chased by Real Madrid as well as their eternal rivals, FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC. While Pogba, 22, has signed a contract extension with Juventus last season, tying himself to the Bianconeri until 2019, his agent has suggested that the player could leave Juventus should a right offer come in. Confirming the interest of Real Madrid in the player, Zidane told RTL: “I think he’s fantastic. What I like about him is that he has everything. He’s a complete player, who is also capable of scoring goals, because he gets forward a lot. In terms of his football qualities, he is extraordinary.” “A lot of clubs are interested. People are […]
Jose Mourinho has ended all speculations regarding Eden Hazarda s exit next season by saying that the Belgian star is extremely special to the team and any team would have to pay around A?200m in order to procure his services. Real Madrid legend and current coach Zinedine Zidane had most recently said that, he admires the Belgian star and hinted that his club may run behind him in the next summer. Many speculated that A?100m would be enough to lure the Premier League giants to sell him. On that issue, the Chelsea boss addressed the media saying, “Plus one of their three best players. A?100m each leg, because he’s very young.” He further said that he had good terms with Real Madrid officials and he is sure that no such intention has been revealed by the Spanish club or else he would have been informed. “I don’t believe (it) because they didn’t tell mea , said Mourinho. “If they want […]
Liverpool star Raheem Sterling has been in the news an awful lot over the last week or so and anything on the 20-year-old seems to spread like wildfire. The news of him rejecting a contract has alerted not only clubs in England, but also a few abroad. One such club happens to be Spanish giants Real Madrid who are apparently watching the forward with a keen eye. Madrid assistant coach Zinedine Zidane revealed that the club are following a process similar to the one they followed while recruiting the likes of Gareth Bale, Raphael Varane and Isco. “We know who Raheem Sterling is, and of course we are monitoring him as a player,” said Zidane, before adding, “We monitored Bale for over a year, the same with Isco and also Varane.” Zidane, then, hailed Sterlinga s progress at Liverpool, calling the 20-year-old as one of only a few players who can improve the current Los Blancos team. “There are very […]
Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling is being monitored by Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane has reported.
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