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Manchester City eyeing up Real Madrid defender Pepe - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Portuguese international defender Pepe has been attracting interest from Premier League runners-up Manchester City. The Sky Blues are said to be preparing a potential £25M bid to procure his signature.
Real Madrid may consider selling the centre-back as manager Carlo Ancelotti can’t promise the 30-year old regular first-team football next season.
Last season, Pepe lost his starting place with the La Liga side to summer signing Raphael Varane. He made 28 appearances in the league, but failed to feature in any capacity for the side’s last four games. He fell out with former manager Jose Mourinho, and is reportedly seeking an exit.
He’s said to be keen on a change of scenery and Manchester City are eyeing him up to be a potential short-term partner for Vincent Kompany to take the pressure off Matija Nastasic. The Citizens are desperate to win the Premier League title back from the hands of their f...
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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is insistent that he will apply to all his African quartet of Michael Essien, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Demba Ba a new set of strict rules to beat out indiscipline in the team.
The Portuguese manager has warned his players that time will wait for no man at Chelsea this season.
In a stark message to his squad, Mourinho has set out a series...
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Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side are set to be major Premier League contenders next season, with the west Londoners strengthening and looking to regain the title from Manchester United.
With the Portuguese coach back at Stamford Bridge, all players will need to prove their worth and fight for a place in the starting position. One important position of key interest...
Jose Mourinho challenges players to earn their world cup qualification - originally posted on Soccerlens.comMany say that Jose Mourinho has evolved since he left Chelsea seven years back. But, the thing that has remained constant is his style of throwing equivocal statements.
Yesterday, in a press conference, he said, “For a player to be selected for his country, normally he...
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti says Jose Mourinho has told him that he will quit Chelsea in three years’ time – and return to the Serie A club.
Mourinho made history at Inter by winning the league, domestic cup and Champions League during a two-year spell at the San Siro after leaving Chelsea in 2007.
He then went on to Real Madrid before returning to Stamford Bridge...
Jose Mourinho thinks Cristiano Ronaldo will commit his future to Real Madrid .
Mourinho left the Bernabeu to make a return to the Barclays Premier League for a second spell as Chelsea manager and there has been speculation Ronaldo would do the same.
Manchester United seemed the most likely destination for the world's most expensive player, for whom Madrid paid United £80million...
Chelsea defeated a Malaysia All Stars team 4-1 on Sunday for its second straight preseason win under new manager Jose Mourinho.
Teenage midfielder Bertrand Traore scored in the 5th minute after converting a cross by Kevin De Bruyne, who later scored with a volley in the 28th minute at Malaysia's Shah Alam Stadium.
Romelu Lukaku slipped in a low shot before halftime for his...
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Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien says he is fully fit for the upcoming season.
Essien returned to England after a successful one-year loan spell at Real Madrid.
The former Lyon enforcer has shown amazing spirit and belief by recovering from from three career threatening knee injuries to play active football.
Prior to the injuries he sustained, he was...
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti expects Cristiano Ronaldo to sign a new contract, despite reports linking him with a move away from the Bernabeu this summer.
The Portuguese has been the subject of speculation about a possible return to former club Manchester United , while Paris St Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has publicly stated his interest in the forward.
Carlo Ancelotti dismissed reports that a deal has been agreed between Napoli and Real Madrid for Gonzalo Higuain after the Argentina striker netted in a 6-0 friendly win over Bournemouth.
Ancelloti, managing the Spanish giants for the first time after replacing Jose Mourinho this summer, introduced the forward at the break and he took just two minutes to score Madrid's fourth...
Reports in Spain say that Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain has declared that Jose Mourinho wants to take him from Real Madrid to Chelsea.
The Argentina striker has been tipped to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer and has previously been linked to several clubs in Europe.
And Higuain has now been quoted as saying that Chelsea are also interested in a deal, having played under...
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is wary of comparing Romelu Lukaku with the club’s former striker Didier Drogba of Ivory Coast.
Lukaku scored the third goal in last night’s 4-1 defeat of a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur for his second goal of the club’s pre-season tour of Asia.
In the absence of Fernando Torres, who is on holiday following the Confederations Cup, and...
Romelu Lukaku would welcome the competition provided by Wayne Rooney if Chelsea can persuade Manchester United to sell them the England star.
After impressing on loan at West Brom last term, Belgium forward Lukaku has scored in each game of Chelsea's pre-season tour of Asia, during which Jose Mourinho's bid to land Rooney has been made public.
Lukaku said: "You know...
Robin van Persie has rejected the notion Manchester United are more vulnerable this season than at any time in the recent past.
Even though the Red Devils claimed a record 20th championship by an imposing 11 points last term, Chelsea and Manchester City are tipped to overhaul them.
The reason is obvious. The man who guided United to an incredible 13 Premier League titles is no...
Ryan Bertrand has played down talk linking him with a move away from Chelsea insisting he has no plans to quit Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool have been credited with an interest in Bertrand as Brendan Rodgers looks to bring the left-back to Anfield.
However, Bertrand is determined to stay at Chelsea and fight Ashley Cole for a place in Jose Mourinho's starting XI next season.