Manchester United to rival Chelsea for PSG outcast Cavani

Manchester United are exploring the possibility of signing Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain this month, claims The Daily Telegraph.

Cavani has entered the final six months of his current PSG contract and has already been told he will not be offered a new deal.

The Uruguay international has dropped completely out of favour under Thomas Tuchel this season and wants to leave the club this month.

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are currently vying for his signature but United have now entered the race, albeit with caution.

Mum’s the word as Ronaldo fires Juventus into Italian Cup semifinals

Juventus coach
Maurizio Sarri complimented Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother as the Portuguese
star extended his scoring streak in a 3-1 win over Roma to advance to
the Italian Cup semifinals on Wednesday.

The Portuguese star picked up a Gonzalo Higuain cross after 26 minutes, finishing off from an angle in the Allianz Stadium.

It
was the 34-year-old’s 12th goal in eight consecutive games in which he
has played in all competitions for the Turin giants but his first in the
Italian Cup.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has also scored seven goals in four matches played in 2020.

“I believe that the compliments should be made to his mother,” said Sarri of Ronaldo who has now scored in 15 different club competitions throughout his career.

New Barca boss looks for lift-off against Valencia

Barcelona’s new era
has started with two wins out of two but Saturday’s trip to Valencia
will provide Quique Setien with his first true test and an opportunity
to make his mark.

After squeezing past Granada 1-0 and scoring two late goals to beat Ibiza 2-1, Barca are still without a convincing victory to give their new coach some thrust.

Title race not over yet, insists Liverpool’s Klopp

Pundits have
already handed the Premier League title to Liverpool. Their own fans are
singing: “Now they’re going to believe us!”. And the Reds’ latest win,
2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday, put them a massive 16 points
clear.

But manager Jurgen Klopp is having none of it.

“I don’t think about it (winning the title). I just think about winning the next matches … let’s carry on,” he said after Liverpool’s 22nd victory in 23 league games this season.

Klopp rules out Liverpool sales in transfer window

Liverpool boss
Jurgen Klopp has no intention of allowing any of his players to leave
the club in the January transfer window as he closes in on the Premier
League title.

Klopp’s side are 13 points clear of defending champions Manchester City with two matches in hand and look certain to be crowned English champions for the first time since 1990.

Bayern Munich sign Real Madrid defender Odriozola on loan

Bayern Munich have
signed Real Madrid right-back Alvaro Odriozola on loan until the end of
the season, the two clubs confirmed on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old
Spain international will bolster Bayern’s defence, which has been left
short on cover with centre-backs Niklas Suele and Lucas Hernandez
sidelined by knee injuries.

“We decided to comply with the request of our head coach Hansi Flick for reinforcements in defence and together we decided on Alvaro Odriozola,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in a statement.

Lampard says Chelsea have striking options if Abraham ruled out

Frank Lampard says Chelsea can cope without
leading scorer Tammy Abraham after the England striker suffered an ankle
injury scare in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with 10-man Arsenal.

Abraham
hobbled off the Stamford Bridge turf at fulltime as Chelsea failed to
capitalise on old boy David Luiz’s red card, thwarted by Hector
Bellerin’s late equaliser.

Cesar Azpilicueta thought he had scrambled Chelsea to victory with a neat finish only to see Bellerin steal a share of the spoils, after Gabriel Martinelli’s breakaway goal had cancelled out Jorginho’s penalty.

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Manchester UnitedOle Gunnar Solskjaer has been dealt a blow in that Marcus Rashford is out for at least the next six weeks and he joins Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Marcos Rojo and Axel Tuanzebe on the sidelines.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah is a doubt, but Eric Bailly was at least fit enough for the bench on Sunday, which is a boost, and comes at the opportune time after Victor Lindelof was sent home from training on Tuesday through illness.

Mason Greenwood and Juan Mata could both come into the side having started the loss at Liverpool on the bench.

Chelsea held to draw by 10-man Arsenal

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hopes the
resilience his side showed in twice coming from behind while a man down
to hold Chelsea 2-2 at Stamford Bridge proves a “stepping stone” to a
brighter future for the Gunners.

Arteta’s men remain 10th in the Premier League, 10 points behind Chelsea in fourth, but while a point may be too little for their hopes of a return to the Champions League, the manner in which it was achieved gave their new manager cause for optimism.

West Ham’s Anderson ruled out for a month

West Ham manager David Moyes will be without injured Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson for a month.

Anderson
missed last weekend’s draw against Everton after suffering a back
injury when he fell awkwardly in a defeat against Sheffield United
earlier in January.

Moyes revealed on Tuesday that Anderson is set to be absent for longer than first expected.