EPL

SHOCKING: Spending 22 years at Arsenal, my biggest mistake –Wenger

Arsene Wenger says staying at Arsenal for 22 years may have been his biggest mistake and that he regrets sacrificing so much for the job . NEWS FLAKES Sports Desk gathers that Wenger told French radio station RTL in a wide – ranging interview that he may have been better off seeking out a new challenge sooner . Wenger stepped down as the longest -serving manager in Europe in May , having held the Arsenal job since 1996 . Asked what his biggest mistake in his career was , Wenger said , “ Perhaps staying at the same club for 22 years . I ’m someone who likes new things, [Read]

BREAKING: Antonio Conte sacked by Chelsea paving the way for Maurizio Sarri’s arrival

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Chelsea have finally sacked Antonio Conte and paved the way for Maurizio Sarri to replace him as the club’s new head coach. Owner Roman Abramovich has risked paying Conte his full £9million compensation bill with the Italian ready to take a year out if no big jobs become available. NEWS FLAKES further gathered that Abramovich held off sacking Conte to see if a job became available that would save Chelsea having to pay him off, but the club have been left with little choice but to act – despite the Italian returning to take pre-season training since [Read]

Chelsea reject £50m offer from Barcelona for Willian as they bid to beat Manchester United to land Brazilian star

Chelsea have turned down a £50million offer from Barcelona for Brazilian midfielder Willian. Despite winning the league and cup double last season, Barca have concerns that their squad still lacks greater quality in depth and attacking flair, particularly following their shock Champions League defeat by Roma. The Spanish side see the skilful 29-year-old as a playmaker who can add an extra dimension to their attack following the departure of Andres Iniesta and want him to link up with compatriot Philippe Coutinho. Willian’s representatives have been in Barcelona and the lure of the Spanish giants will be tempting but Chelsea have so far shown no willingness to sell. Long-term admirers Manchester [Read]

TRANSFER GOSSIPS: Liverpool’s Sadio Mane Might be Off to Madrid

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Mané’s arrival to Madrid was practically done. He was chosen by Zidane but his sudden departure stopped everything. Negotiations with Mané occurred before the Final and the player gave his approval for a move. However, the new manager will have the final say. [France Football] . #Transfer_GOSSIPS . www.newsflakes.com.ng [Read]

FA Cup: Chelsea beats Man Utd to land second trophy under Antonio Conte READ MORE HERE >>>

** Chelsea didn’t deserve to win the trophy – Mourinho  Chelsea won its second trophy under “serial winner” Antonio Conte as an Eden Hazard penalty was enough to secure the FA Cup against Manchester United at Wembley Saturday. Conte’s future at the west London club is still uncertain despite the battling 1-0 victory against Jose Mourinho’s United side which started the final as favorite but fluffed its lines. The crucial moment of the final came in a tepid first half as Chelsea’s Eden Hazard made a brilliant surge into the United penalty area and was crudely brought down by England defender Phil Jones. Jones was perhaps lucky to escape with [Read]

SPORTS: EXPOSED! Man City were offered Pogba in January – Guardiola READ MORE HERE >>>

Manchester City were offered the chance to sign Manchester United’s Paul Pogba during the January transfer window, according to City manager Pep Guardiola. “I said no. We don’t have the money to buy Pogba because he is so expensive,” Guardiola told reporters on Friday as he attacked the conduct of agent Mino Raiola. More details soon …. [Read]

OFFICIAL: Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins Los Angeles Galaxy as a free agent from Manchester United SEE FULL DETAILS HERE >>>

Ibrahimovic has signed a two-year contract with Major League Soccer to leave Manchester United and join the LA Galaxy, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The 36-year-old forward is Sweden’s career scoring leader with 62 goals in 116 international appearances and is the first player to make Champions League appearances for seven teams. He left Paris Saint-Germain for Manchester United ahead of the 2016-17 season but since injuring his right knee on April 20 has made just two starts and five substitute appearances, scoring his only goal Dec. 20 against Bristol City in the League Cup. Manager Jose Mourinho has not used him since a [Read]