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PSG boss Thomas Tuchel ‘made last-ditch effort to convince Thiago Silva to stay

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images 2020 08 27T071418.178 PSG boss Thomas Tuchel 'made last-ditch effort to convince Thiago Silva to stay

The Brazilian will undergo a medical with the Stamford Bridge outfit on Thursday after stating he had played his last game for the French side in their Champions League final defeat against Bayern.

But according to Sky Sports, the club made a last-ditch attempt to sign him up to a new deal – with the defender instead seeking a fresh chapter after falling out with sporting director Leonardo.Silva is set to become the latest addition to Frank Lampard’s squad after a busy summer already that has already seen three signings arrive, but his manager Thomas Tuchel has spent this week trying to convince him to stay, the report adds.

It claims Leonardo does not hold the 35-year-old in the same regard and wants his exit to go through, with relations between the pair thought to have deteriorated.

This has prompted Silva to decide his future lies elsewhere, and now sees his next challenge in the Premier League – where Chelsea are reportedly keen to make him the club captain.Silva played 315 times across eight seasons for the Ligue 1 side, winning seven domestic titles. He won the French Cup this summer but had been hoping to bow out with European glory – instead PSG were left heartbroken by a 1-0 loss to their Bundesliga counterparts.

Silva’s expected arrival will follow left back Ben Chilwell, who signed from Leicester City on Wednesday on a five-year deal – with the Blues making a real statement with their acquisitions this summer.

Highly-coveted German forward Timo Werner joined from Leipzig earlier this summer, along with Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech, with Lampard keen to turn the club into serious title challengers.


Talented young midfielder Kai Havertz has also been heavily linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge and is close to sealing a £90million transfer – which would be a club record deal.

According to Brazilian outlet Globo, Lampard will ask Silva to wear the armband for the 2020-21 season, taking it from Cesar Azpilicueta.

Speaking about his future after his final game for PSG, Silva intimated that he wants to continue playing until he is at least 38, and is targeting a spot in the Brazil squad for Qatar 2022.

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Reguilon & Bale Join Tottenham, Confirmed By Fabrizio Romano

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images 2020 09 17T192644.704 Reguilon & Bale Join Tottenham, Confirmed By Fabrizio Romano

Reguilon & Bale join Tottenham, confirmed by Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano said: ‘Reguilon is 100% a new Tottenham player as said yesterday morning. Also paperworks have been signed and Sergio tomorrow will be in London, it was an ‘here we go’ and it’s confirmed, also about the clauses OK.’
‘Real and Tottenham working to complete final details then Bale will be back to Tottenham.’
‘Gareth Bale to Tottenham, last details to be sorted about salary shared with Real Madrid] and Gareth will fly tomorrow to London. He’ll complete medicals and join Tottenham for one year loan. Mourinho approved the deal. Reguilon expected for tomorrow too’

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Messi Celebrates 20 Years In Barcelona

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On the September 17, 2000, Lionel Messi arrived in Barcelona.
Accompanied by his father, the young Argentine’s dream was to sign for Barcelona.
It wasn’t an easy process, but eventually the two sides came to an agreement and Messi joined the club’s junior ranks.
From there he became the best player in the world and arguably one of the greatest to have ever played the game.
In those 20 years, he has won everything with Barcelona, on a collective as well as an individual level.
Messi has been a great champion and far exceeded the dreams he had when flying over from Rosario that day.
And there have been some incredible moments that no one will forget.
Messi’s debut for the club came under Frank Rijkaard in 2004 at just 17, with his first goal coming against Albacete the following year – a beautiful lob after a pass from his idol, Ronaldinho.
And it didn’t take long for Messi to take off, with his 2007 Maradona-esque goal against Getafe perhaps doing the most to announce himself to the world.
After the introduction came the trophies, particularly after Pep Guardiola took charge at the Camp Nou in 2008.
In 2009, Barcelona won six trophies, with Messi adding his first Ballon d’Or to that haul.
And his display as a ‘false 9’ in Barcelona’s 6-2 hammering of Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu elevated his status to a new level altogether.
And that level barely dipped over the following years, with Messi reaching his zenith in 2012 with an incredible 91 goals in the calendar year.
Two more Champions League titles came in 2011 and 2015, before the Blaugrana became domestic kings, winning LaLiga Santander five times in six seasons between 2015 and 2019.
But now, disillusioned with the club’s progress, Messi appears to be on the way out.
Nonetheless, we take this moment to remember his amazing feats and celebrate the presence in Spain – for so many years – of the world’s most special player.

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Liverpool Agree £25m Thiago Alcantara Deal

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images 2020 09 17T191623.230 Liverpool Agree £25m Thiago Alcantara Deal

Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich for at least £20m, plus £5m in add-ons, on a four-year contract.
Thiago, 29, joined the German giants from Barcelona in 2013 and played in last season’s Champions League final victory over Paris St-Germain.
He is set to wear the number six shirt at Anfield.
Thiago would be the Premier League champions’ second summer signing, after
Greece left-back Kostas Tsimikas.
The £20m will be paid over the length of Thiago’s contract and the extra £5m will depend on the Reds winning the Premier League and Champions League success.
When asked about a potential move for the Spaniard last week, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said: “I cannot end speculation as long as the transfer window is open.
“It is nice that we are linked with him but that is pretty much it really. It is because he is a good player and Liverpool is a big club, so that is nice.”
Thiago started his career at Barcelona and was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United when David Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, but the move did not transpire and he went to Germany instead.
As well as the Champions League, he has won seven consecutive Bundesliga titles, four German Cups and the Club World Cup with Bayern.

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