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Arsenal defender considering transfer options as interest from abroad hots up

Flamengo are weighing up a January move for Pablo Mari with the Arsenal defender expected to consider his options, football.london understands.

The 28-year-old centre-back has found his game time limited this season with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta preferring the partnership of Gabriel and summer signing Ben White in defence.

Mari joined from Brazilian side Flamengo in January 2020, but has only played twice this season and opportunities are only likely to come in the cup competitions for the experienced defender.

Whilst his former club remain interested in taking him on loan, Mari’s salary will remain a stumbling block for most

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Ralf Rangnick: The story so far of Man Utd’s new interim manager

WHAT HAS HE ACHIEVED?

Between taking both Ulm and Hannover to the Bundesliga, he won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2000 with VfB Stuttgart.

He then managed Schalke 04 in two periods, most notably taking them to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals for the first time in the club’s history, only to lose out to his new employers, Manchester United in 2011. Under Rangnick’s direction, Schalke finished second in the Bundesliga in the 2004/05 season in his first period, and won the DFB-Pokal and the DFL Supercup in 2011 in his second spell.

RB Leipzig, with Rangnick as director of

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Rodon exit, Skipp and 5 things we learned from Conte’s Tottenham team that didn’t face Burnley

Just 14 minutes after Tottenham posted their line-up for the Premier League match at Burnley the decision was announced that it had been postponed.

Due to the snow-laden roads and traffic around Turf Moor, the Tottenham team had turned up not long before the announcement and after throwing a couple of snowballs they had to head back to London.

However, the fact that Spurs boss Antonio Conte had already named his first starting line-up in the aftermath of the horrendous performance in Slovenia in midweek gives us something to analyse.

Here are five things we learned from the team and

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LSU hiring Brian Kelly from Notre Dame

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Chris Cuomo’s off-air role: Brother Andrew’s strategist

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had a bigger role than previously known in helping defend his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, from sexual harassment allegations that forced him out of office, newly released transcripts and text messages show. The TV journalist offered to reach out to “sources,” including other reporters, to find out whether more women were going to come forward and relayed what he was hearing to his brother’s advisers, according to the materials made public Monday. At the same time, Chris Cuomo told investigators he spoke regularly with

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I will rebuild football in Cameroon if I become FA president -Eto’o

Former Cameroon star Samuel Eto’o officially filed his candidacy for the presidency of the country’s football federation on Wednesday, promising he would be the “next president despite the cheating”.

Eto’o, a four-time African footballer of the year, was accompanied by a crowd of supporters as he submitted his bid at the Cameroonian federation’s headquarters in Yaounde.

“I urge the opposite camp to be careful because we have accepted lots of things,” Eto’o told reporters.

The 40-year-old ex-Barcelona and Inter Milan striker said the current leadership had offered him a position as vice-president, a proposition he rejected.

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BREAKING: Nigeria Football Federation Reluctant To Sack Super Eagles Coach, Rohr Over N820million Payoff Contract

Coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, will receive a hefty compensation of $2 million (approximately N822 million) if sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

On Thursday morning, news of the German’s sacking by the NFF made the rounds, sparking diverse reactions among Nigerians.



However, the football body, through its spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, swiftly moved to deny the news.

According to findings by SaharaReporters, the NFF is desperately searching for a clever way to ease Rohr out without having to pay the $2 million compensation clause in his contract and other financial entitlements he will be due.

In May

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Liverpool vs Arsenal: Pressing issues, injuries and set-pieces ahead of Saturday Night Football clash | Football News

In other times, Liverpool’s run of form might draw more attention. Two wins from six and points dropped against West Ham, Brighton and newly-promoted Brentford doesn’t look on paper to be the hallmark of a team on course to lift the Premier League title.

But the Reds are still within touching distance of leaders Chelsea and in no need of panic. After all, Liverpool were the only unbeaten side in the division before their defeat at the London Stadium last time out.


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Jurgen Klopp’s team are also the highest scorers in the division, with arguably the best player

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Roberto Martinez: Hazard is in a sad moment in football terms

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has expressed his sympathy for Eden Hazard, whose career seems to be in freefall.

The 30-year-old winger has been beset by injuries during his time at Real Madrid and his national team coach has revealed the torment going on behind the scenes.

“He’s in a sad moment, in football terms,” Martinez told Cadena Cope’s ‘El Partidazo’.

“He is someone that has been a part of winning teams, but he just can’t get any rhythm at the moment [because of the injuries].

“Everyone talks about him, but no one really knows the truth.”

For Belgium

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Brendan Rodgers: Leicester manager distances himself from ‘disrespectful’ Man Utd speculation | Football News

Brendan Rodgers has distanced himself from speculation linking him with the Manchester United job and branded the rumours as “disrespectful” to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Leicester manager has been linked with the Old Trafford post, with United boss Solskjaer under intense scrutiny in recent weeks following comprehensive defeats by rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.

However, Rodgers says there is no truth to suggestions he would be prepared to swap Leicester for United and says his only focus is on preparing Leicester for their next game – at home to Chelsea on Saturday.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position as Manchester United
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