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Marcus Thuram: Everton, Watford and Spurs monitor the son of a France legend tipped for big things – Football Article

Generation Next is our regular feature on Just Football profiling the best young talents in world football. Following on from Rabbi Matondo at Manchester City (now Schalke 04) and Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood in recent weeks, next up we bring you Marcus Thuram, the son of a legend making his own name for himself with some stellar performances… Being a child of a famous parent is no easy task, particular when your parent is recognised as one of the…

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Man City to beat Man United to Tanguy Ndombele signing? | Football Views – Football Blog | Opinion – Football Article

The two Manchester giants are ready to flex their muscles in the race for the signature of Lyon star Tanguy Ndombele, according to The Sun. City are reportedly ready to go to battle with United for the France international this summer. The reigning Premier League champions have identified Ndombele as an ideal candidate to replace Fernandinho at the Etihad Stadium. With the Brazilian is set to turn 34 in May, the report goes on to claim that City boss Pep…

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Marseille defender Boubacar Kamara on Chelsea radar | Football Action – Football Article

Chelsea have reportedly sent their scouts to watch Marseille teenager Boubacar Kamara in an action on last Friday during a 2-1 win over Dijon. The 19-year-old defender is currently in his first full season with Marseille’s senior squad and has already racked up 19 Ligue 1 appearances so far this campaign. According to Mercato365, the west London outfit had a representative in the crowd to watch the defender in action against Dijon, with the Frenchman playing the full 90-minutes in…

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Discussing the 201 World Cup Semi Finals – Football Article

2018 World Cup Semifinals Every day at the Center Circle, we’re constantly talking about soccer. After all, it’s literally what we do. In order to preview the World Cup Semi-finals, we wanted to let you see inside one of those conversations between two of our resident soccer experts. This is a transcribed conversation between Tise Okuo and James Wilkinson, who managed to avoid bickering about who is the best team in North London just long enough to take an in…

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Man United identify Raphael Varane as top target | Football Action – Football Article

Manchester United have reportedly identified Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane as a potential signing this summer. The Red Devils have been interested in revamping the centre of their defence for the past two transfer windows, but no new signings have been made in that area of the pitch. However, the North-West giants continue to be linked with a number of players, and it appears that the club will try to lure a World Cup winner to Old Trafford in summer…

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Man United join Bayern Munich in race for RB Leipzing defender – Football Article

Man United join Bayern Munich in race for RB Leipzing defender | FootballExtras.net RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano is reportedly the subject of interest from Manchester United. The Red Devils failed to bring in a new centre-back in January transfer windows, but reinforcing that area of the squad ahead of the next campaign is a priority. A number of players have been linked with a move to Old Trafford but according to Bild journalist Christian Falk, the 20-time English champions…

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Arsenal keen on Kevin Malcuit as Hector Bellerin replacement | Football Action – Football Article

Arsenal are weighing up a January move for Napoli defender Kevin Malcuit as cover for Hector Bellerin, France Football reports. Bellerin will miss the rest of this season after being sidelined for nine months with an ACL injury. The 23-year-old Spaniard is the latest setback for the Gunners this term, and manager Unai Emery is reportedly keen to strengthen his options at the back. The report claims that the north Londoners have identified Malcuit as an ideal replacement, although acquiring…

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Tottenham Hotspur line up £20m move for Adrien Rabiot | Football Views – Football Blog | Opinion – Football Article

Tottenham Hotspur are ready to pounce for the Paris Saint-Germain outcast Adrien Rabiot by making a £20m bid this week, according to reports in France, carried by The Sun. The 23-year-old midfielder has been training with the Parisians’ Under-23s side after refusing to extend a contract at the French capital. The France international is running out of contract at the end of the season and the Ligue 1 champions are now looking to cash in before his deal expires this…

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What’s Plan B? European jaunt shows Ellis what works — and what doesn’t – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

ALICANTE, Spain — “It’s about looking at players’ versatility. It’s important for us to explore our options and profiles of players.” That was the response of U.S. women’s national team head coach Jill Ellis when asked by The Equalizer whether her side’s trip to Europe was as much about exploring and testing out potential Plan Bs, if Plan A at the World Cup isn’t working. The question was in response to the number of players she tried out in different…

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Report – Everton to sign Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele | Football Action – Football Article

Lyon’s £75m-rated midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Everton. The 22-year-old is reportedly being tracked by a number of European football’s heavyweight clubs, including the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City. The Frenchman recently confessed that he is open to make a move away from Lyon, but the Ligue 1 outfit are believed to have been put off by club’s huge valuation. According to the Daily Star, however, the Premier League outfit Everton…

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Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool to lock horns for Nabil Fekir? – Football Article

Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are set for a transfer battle over Lyon forward Nabil Fekir. Spurs made just one notable signing last year, and manager Mauricio Pochettino has previously insisted that the north Londoners will not look to make any signings in January. However, Tottenham forward Harry Kane has been ruled out for around six weeks with an ankle injury, leaving the Argentine boss to decide whether to replace the 25-year-old before the end of the month.…

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Barcelona want Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud – Football Article

Barcelona have reportedly expressed an interest in making an audacious move for Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud in their search for a new striker. The La Liga champions are keen to strengthen their attacking options this month after Munir El Haddadi’s departure left Luis Suarez as the club’s only recognised forward. Barca manager Ernesto Valverde wants to increase his strength in depth and the Catalan giants have subsequently been linked with Cristhian Stuani and Giroud’s Chelsea teammate Alvaro Morata. According to Spanish…

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France 1-0 Belgium: France defend deep, compact, and invite passes out to Chadli – Football Article

July 11, 2018 France 1-0 Belgium analysis. Related articles on Zonal Marking: Belgium 2-1 Brazil: Martinez uses a 4-3-3, enabling counters but leaving defence exposed Jul 2018 France 4-2 Argentina: Matuidi provides the balance, Mbappe provides the brilliance Jul 2018 France 2-0 Germany: formation decisions enable Germany to dominate Jul 2016 France 5-2 Iceland: Griezmann & Giroud together helps wins the game before half-time Jul 2016 Germany 1-0 France: Germany get the better of the midfield battle Jul 2014 Tags:…

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France 4-2 Croatia: Mbappe and Pogba shine after half-time in a scrappy game – Football Article

July 16, 2018 France 4-2 Croatia analysis is here. Related articles on Zonal Marking: France 4-2 Argentina: Matuidi provides the balance, Mbappe provides the brilliance Jul 2018 France 5-2 Iceland: Griezmann & Giroud together helps wins the game before half-time Jul 2016 Croatia 2-1 England (AET): England fail to address weaknesses out wide Jul 2018 France 1-0 Belgium: France defend deep, compact, and invite passes out to Chadli Jul 2018 Croatia 3-0 Argentina: Sampaoli’s change of shape leaves Argentina exposed…

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Manchester City lead race for Ousmane Dembele – Football Article

Manchester City have reportedly taken the lead in the race to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona. The 21-year-old forward’s future at the Camp Nou has remained uncertain so far this season, having been in and out of the Catalan giants under manager Ernesto Valverde. The France international missed most of his debut campaign through injury before struggling for form this season, while the club’s hierarchy are also understood to have been aware with his lack of professionalism. According to various…

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