EPL

Red Hot Lukaku Bangs – in Four goals On Inter Debut

ITALY  – Former Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku on Sunday marked his first appearance for his new club, Inter Milan with a four-goal haul. Lukaku scored four goals in Inter Milan pre-season friendly against Virtus Bergamo. Lukaku left Man United to join Inter Milan in a £74m Deal last week. He didn’t play at all for United during the pre-season because of back injury but Inter manager, Antonio Conte handed him an opportunity against Serie D minnows Bergamo. Wearing the No 9 shirt, Lukaku took advantage by scoring four times in an 8-0 victory. Inter start their Serie A campaign against newly-promoted Lecce at the San Siro on August 26. [Read]

BREAKING: Super Eagles Forward, Henry Onyekuru Seals Monaco 5-Year Deal From Everton

MONACO – Monaco have signed Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru on a five-year-deal from Everton, the French club announced on Monday. “I’m very happy to join a great club like AS Monaco. I will give everything to improve and help the club to have a great season. I look forward to meeting my teammates,” the 22-year-old told Monaco’s website. Onyekuru, who has made 11 appearances for the Super Eagles, originally joined the Premier League side in 2017 but has spent the two past campaigns on-loan with Anderlecht and Galatasaray. The winger scored 14 league goals in Turkey last season and reportedly joins the Ligue 1 outfit for 17 million euros ($19 [Read]

JUST IN: Manchester United Tear Chelsea Apart At Old Trafford in EPL Clash [SEE FULL STATS]

Marcus Rashford’s double helped rampant Manchester United start the new season with a bang as Chelsea capitulated in Frank Lampard’s first match in charge. The Premier League kept the most eagerly anticipated of the opening weekend to last as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started the Reds’ latest transitional season against a side buoyed by the appointment of a club great. Lampard’s side were on top for large patches but ended up being blown away at Old Trafford, where Rashford’s double complemented goals from Anthony Martial and debutant Daniel James as United’s curtain-raiser ended in a dream 4-0 victory. Solskjaer will be first to admit the display was far from perfect, but this win [Read]

EPL: Title Holders Man City Thrash Westham 5-0 In VAR-Dominated Game

Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City got their title defence off to a winning start with victory at West Ham in a game that saw the video assistant referee play a significant role for the first time in the Premier League. The technology is making its debut in England’s top flight this season and, after last night’s curtain raiser between Liverpool and Norwich passed off without incident, it took centre-stage on Saturday. VAR was first called on when Gabriel Jesus appeared to have put City 3-0 up midway through the second half, only for Raheem Sterling to be ruled fractionally offside in the build-up. After Sterling added City’s [Read]

BREAKING: David Luiz completes £8m Arsenal transfer from Chelsea

Confirmation of the Brazilian’s move from London rivals Chelsea – worth a reported £8m fee – has come via the club’s official website as well as social media channels, thus making him the sixth signing of the summer transfer window.   He joins Gabriel Martinelli, William Saliba, Dani Ceballos, Nicolas Pepe and Kieran Tierney as the new faces at the north London outfit since the end of last season. It’s understood that Luiz has signed a two-year deal at the Emirates Stadium and will challenge Sokratis, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Shkodran Mustafi for a centre-back spot under Unai Emery.   This deal also marks a reunion between [Read]

BREAKING: Man United, Inter Agree £74m for Lukaku Transfer

ENGLAND  – Inter Milan and Manchester United have reached an agreement over striker Romelu Lukaku for a fee that could rise to 80m euros (£74m), BBC has reported. In July, the Premier League side rejected Inter’s £54m bid for Lukaku, who was fined by the club after missing training on Tuesday. Belgium international Lukaku, 26, has trained at his former team Anderlecht for the past two days. Lukaku’s agent, Federico Pastorello, flew to London on Wednesday in an attempt to resolve Lukaku’s future. Later that evening, Pastorello posted a photo on Instagram of them on board a private jet with the caption: “Ready to take off. Direction Milano.” United and [Read]

EPL: Check Out All Mouth-Watering Fixtures For 2019/2020 Season

As the 2019/2020 Premier League kicks-off this weekend, here are all weekly fixtures for the entire season which will be subject to changes for television coverage, apart from the opening weekend of games which is already confirmed as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 Liverpool v Norwich City (8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET)   Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 West Ham United v Manchester City (12.30 p.m. BST / 7:30 a.m. ET) A.F.C. Bournemouth v Sheffield United (3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. ET) Burnley v Southampton (3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. ET) Crystal Palace v Everton (3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. ET) Leicester [Read]

Man City Star, Sane To Lose £11m If He Refuses To Sign New Contract

Leroy Sane faces the prospect of losing a staggering £11million in wages if he continues with his refusal to sign a new contract with Manchester City.  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that that Manchester City are offering the German winger a £105,000-a-week pay-rise to commit himself to the Etihad until 2023, taking his salary to £170,000-a-week. But Sane is reluctant to pen the new deal despite indicating earlier in the summer that he was ready to sign. And Bayern Munich want to take the 23-year-old back to the Bundesliga. City have informed the flying forward and his advisers that he is free to leave if their demands are met. However Sane [Read]

Leceister City Move To Secure Samuel Chukwueze’s Signature, Man City, Arsenal Show Keen Interest

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that English Premier League club, Leicester City have table a bid to sign Nigeria winger, Samuel Chukwueze. The 20-year-old is among the nine forwards Brendan Rodgers shortlisted in his efforts to turn the fortunes of the club around for the coming season. The former Swansea and Liverpool gaffer also pencilled Maxwell Cornet, Brais Mendez, Bertrand Traore, Leon Bailey,Florian Thauvin, Nicholas Pepe,Hakim Ziyech and Malcom on the shortlist. Leicester are understood to have made contact with the Villarreal winger, although Manchester City and Arsenal have also made enquiries. At 20 years and 49 days, Chukwueze became the youngest scorer at [Read]

[BREAKING] UCL: Liverpool triumph 2-0 Over Spurs to win Sixth European title [READ MORE]

Liverpool have won their sixth European Cup after beating Tottenham 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid. Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi scored the only goals of the game at the beginning and end of the match. It wasn’t a final that will live long in the memory but Liverpool fans won’t care. They will be celebrating long into the night after their club sealed their sixth European Cup. Only Real Madrid (13) and AC Milan (seven) have won the prestigious trophy more times. Tottenham rarely threatened their opponents. Harry Kane made his first appearance for Spurs since April 9 but failed to make an impact. Lucas Moura, hat-trick [Read]

WOW! Chelsea stars celebrate UEL victory with Olamide’s song ‘Wo’ [SEE VIDEO]

Europa League winners Antonio Rudiger and Emerson celebrated their victory over Arsenal dancing to Olamide’s song ‘Wo’. The Blues thrashed fellow Premier League outfit Arsenal 4-1 at the Baku Olympic Stadium to claim their second UEL title, having won their very first title in 2013. Real Madrid bound Eden Hazard scored twice, while Pedro and Olivier Giroud also scored a goal each to render Alex Iwobi’s lone strike for the Gunners a mere consolation. Though, the 26-year-old German was not part of the team that who helped Maurizio Sarri win his first title for the Stamford Bridge side in his first season at the club. But he could not hide [Read]

JUST IN: Hazard Hits Two As Chelsea Maul Arsenal 4-1 to Seal UEL Title

BAKU – Eden Hazard scored twice in what was likely his last match for Chelsea to fire his team to a 4-1 victory over Arsenal in an all-English Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday. Olivier Giroud broke the deadlock just after half-time before Pedro Rodriguez doubled Chelsea’s lead. Hazard converted a penalty to make it 3-0 and then wrapped up victory with his second goal following a fine consolation strike by Alex Iwobi. [Read]

Sanchez apologises to Manchester united fans

The Chile international scored just one goal in 20 Premier League games this season, after arriving in a swap deal with Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan last summer. He was handed a reported £400,000-a-week contract which has allegedly caused issues in the United dressing room as the team finished sixth and out of contention for a place in the UEFA Champions League. NEWSFLAKES NG gathers that Sanchez , who admitted the whole team struggled under former boss Jose Mourinho, also found himself on the fringes of the team after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as caretaker in December, then permanent manager in March. “It was a very tough season,” he wrote. The [Read]

Manchester City Retain EPL Title, Crush Brighton 4-1

LONDON – Manchester City are English Premier League Champions, retaining the title they won last season, after mauling Brighton 4-1 away on Sunday. Manchester City suffered a first half scare before battering Brighton 4-1 to retain their premier league title and leave Liverpool despondent. With the victory, City have won the league back to back, through Pep Guardiola, a feat only Manchester United under Alex Fegunson and Chelsea under Jose Mourinho have achieved in the history of the league. [Read]

Tottenham Follow Liverpool’s Footsteps, Stun Ajax at Amsterdam to Set up An All-English Epic UCL Final Clash

Lucas Moura scored a stoppage-time winner to complete a hat-trick and seal a sensational 3-2 comeback win for Tottenham Hotspur to take them past Ajax Amsterdam on the away goals rule into the Champions League final on Wednesday (Thursday AEST). Tottenham looked down and out at halftime after skipper Matthijs de Ligt’s fifth-minute header and a superb 35th-minute effort by Hakim Ziyech put Ajax in complete command of the tie having won the first leg 1-0 in London last week. [READ ALSO]  Incredible Liverpool Dazzle At Anfield, Shock Barcelona, Messi 4-0 in UCL 2nd leg Clash But 24 hours after Liverpool’s miracle comeback to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate, Tottenham [Read]