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But Kante, who was voted last season's Premier League Player of the Year, is looking ahead to the new season. Conte has already signed four new recruits so far with goalkeeper Willy Caballero, centre-back Antonio Rudiger, midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and striker Alvaro Morata all arriving in recent weeks.
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    If the 28-year-old was looking for assurance from his coach, it was not forthcoming. The reports in Spain claim that Bale told Modric of his desire to leave Real Madrid via WhatsApp because he feels that his first-team place at the club could be under threat next season if they sign Mbappe .
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    While McGregor has certainly received his fair share of criticism before the fight, as it will be his first professional boxing match, Berto was not so fast to write off the reigning UFC lightweight champion. While he has been wrong before - such as in his submission loss to Nate Diaz previous year - he has shown a remarkable ability to back up his boasts with results.
  • Antonio Conte admits he can't stop sale of €100 million rated superstar

    Antonio Conte admits he can't stop sale of €100 million rated superstar

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    Mourinho hailed Matic following his Manchester United debut against Sampdoria, hailing the Serbian as a "genius". Such a huge part of Chelsea's play past year was N'Golo Kante and Matic being the base in centre-midfield. "I can have my opinion", he said, "then it is for the club". But the champions could be fighting a losing battle to land talented left-back Alex Sandro, with Juventus adamant they will not sell the Brazilian.
  • Cameroon global Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting joins Stoke

    Cameroon global Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting joins Stoke

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    Capable of playing as the main striker or in a number 10 role as well as out wide, Choupo-Moting created 32 chances in the Bundesliga last season - the third highest total across the entire Schalke squad - and won 62 aerial duels. The 28-year-old spent three seasons with Schalke , scoring 22 goals across 106 games in all competitions after impressing during a three-year spell in the German top-flight with Mainz.
  • Arsenal boss Wenger: Outstanding Kolasinac 'born strong' as Gunners lift Community Shield

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    LONDON-Arsenal will start the Premier League season on a high note after mastering the experimental ABBA penalty shootout pattern to beat Chelsea to the Community Shield . "For sure there's disappointment to finish for the second time with 10 men against Arsenal , before the FA Cup and now Community Shield ". Granit Xhaka floated in a great free-kick that was headed in by new signing and substitute Sead Kolasinac .
  • Ramsey and Ozil doubtful for Arsenal´s Premier League opener

    Ramsey and Ozil doubtful for Arsenal´s Premier League opener

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    Arsenal converted all four of their spot-kicks to lift the trophy and start the new season in positive fashion. We are working very well to try to do this. This type of player finishes their career in the same team. "You couldn't buy a Championship player for £3m", he continued. The leagues start again with everyone on zero points, so whether you were top of the table or bottom of the pile, we all begin with a clean slate.
  • Latavius Murray can now practice, Vikings remove RB from PUP list

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    Originally, however, the team anticipated that he would be "available for training camp", according to the official statement they released back in March. Rashod Hill , who injured his leg at Saturday's night practice, has been working with the starters. "It's been frustrating. I'm happy to be out there today".
  • Barcelona's Gerard Deulofeu calls Chapecoense players 'heroes'

    Barcelona's Gerard Deulofeu calls Chapecoense players 'heroes'

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    Eight months after surviving the plane crash that killed most of his Chapecoense teammates, Alan Ruschel played his first minutes of football on Monday when his Brazilian club met Barcelona in a friendly. If you think about what happened to them it brings you to tears". "Is he ready for the Super Cup?" "I am filled with happiness to be returning to play", Ruschel told Spanish newspaper Marca.
  • North Korea rejects United Nations sanctions and vows actions against the US

    North Korea rejects United Nations sanctions and vows actions against the US

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    North Korea's Rodong Sinmun news website published a commentary dismissing the sanctions as "cooked up by the USA", adding that "the US mainland is on the crossroads of life and death ". Then he and his senior aides sat down with Myanmar's minister of state for foreign affairs, Kyaw Tin, for the first in a series of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the forum.
  • Intriguing women's 1500m and men's hurdles stand out Monday

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    Simpson, a former Oviedo High School cross-country and track standout, placed second in the women's 1,500-meter run at the IAAF World Championships in London. I was so close to getting a medal. Talbot said: "I think I'm in the best shape of my life so I'm just trying to go with it. I don't want people not to care and, in a amusing way, I perhaps would have been slightly concerned if it had been a case of business as usual with all this".