Alderweireld admits Mourinho convinced him to sign new Tottenham deal

Belgium international Toby Alderweireld has revealed that manager Jose Mourinho played a key role in convincing him to sign a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur. The versatile defender was initially expected to leave the north London side on a free transfer in the summer but he is now contracted to the club until the summer of 2023.

Arteta heaps praise on Saka after standout display against Olympiakos

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has heaped praise on Bukayo Saka after the youngster provided the assist for Alexandre Lacazette’s winning goal in Piraeus. The Gunners recently made the trip to Piraeus to face Olympiakos in the first leg of the Europa League round of 32 tie and they managed to come out of the game with a 1-0 win.

Giroud prepared to leave Chelsea in the quest for playing time

France international Olivier Giroud has said that he has the ability to play at the highest level for a few more years and he would not hesitate to leave Chelsea, should he continue to struggle for gametime. The 33-year-old has been confined to a bench role during the early stages of the campaign with Tammy Abraham regarded as the undisputed first-choice striker under Frank Lampard.
Despite this, Giroud has continued to remain a regular presence for France at the international level and he has recently been in good form with goals in successive European qualifiers. Speaking to reporters, Giroud said that he has no regrets over the decision to leave the Gunners for playing time and he could follow the same trend at Chelsea, if his prospects of regular first-team football remain slim.

Gerard Pique admits Barcelona players talked about Neymar to Real Madrid

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has acknowledged that the Blaugrana players talked about the possibility of Neymar joining Real Madrid but they were not afraid of the transfer materialising. The Brazil international had been linked with a possible return to the Spanish La Liga during the summer and former club Barcelona and Real Madrid were touted as potential destinations.

Thomas Tuchel says Neymar tried everything possible to leave PSG

Paris
Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed that Neymar did everything in his
power to push through a move to Barcelona during the summer transfer window.
The attacker had been desperate for a return to the Camp Nou but the deal did
not materialise with the Blaugrana failing to meet Les Parisiens’ transfer
demands.

PSG chief insists Neymar is not close to leaving the club

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has revealed that Neymar is not close to parting ways with Les Parisiens despite the strong interest from Barcelona in re-signing him. The Brazil international has not featured for Les Parisiens since the return for pre-season training but Leonardo has indicated that has nothing to do with the stance regarding his future.

Edinson Cavani speaks about the importance of Neymar to PSG

Paris Saint-Germain Edinson Cavani has said that he is hopeful that Neymar remains with the club amid the speculation linking him with a return to Barcelona. The Brazilian has not featured for Les Parisiens since returning to pre-season and this has generated doubts whether he will stay at Parc des Princes beyond the summer.

Speaking to Le Parisien, Cavani spoke about the importance of Neymar to the French champions, he told: “I hope that everything that has happened to him will give him the experience to grow as an individual. I think he still has a lot to give PSG, until the last day he is here as a player. He has a lot to give to football as well.”

PSG chief insists Neymar is not close to leaving the club

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has revealed that Neymar is not close to parting ways with Les Parisiens despite the strong interest from Barcelona in re-signing him. The Brazil international has not featured for Les Parisiens since the return for pre-season training but Leonardo has indicated that has nothing to do with the stance regarding his future.

Speaking to RMC Sport, Leonardo admitted that there have been negotiations with the Blaugrana for the attacker but there is nothing concrete regarding the approach. He added that he has another three years remaining on his contract with the French champions and the recent absence of the Brazilian has been due to the recovery timeline for the metatarsal injury.

Barcelona president refuses to discuss on the Neymar speculation

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said that he has nothing to update with regards to the club’s position with Neymar. The Brazil international parted ways with the Blaugrana to join Les Parisiens two years ago but reports have recently emerged that he is eager to make a comeback with the Spanish champions.

As such, there has been constant speculation associating the Blaugrana with Neymar and when asked about the same, Bartomeu refused to confirm whether the club would make an approach to re-sign him, he said: “We're presenting Neto. Nothing has changed regarding PSG and Neymar since what I said last Friday. We know Neymar wants to leave PSG, but we also know that PSG don’t want him to leave. We don’t like talking about players from other clubs, just as we don’t like other clubs talking about our players. There’s no Neymar case.”

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