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CHELSEA are leading a pack of Premier League clubs chasing Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj, according to reports. The Albania international has been courting interest from Europe’s elite and, according to Sportitalia, has a £43.72million release clause.
Jose Mourinho has suggested Manchester United were not “prepared to win” before his appointment as manager in 2016.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss won the EFL Cup and Europa League within a year of succeeding Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, becoming the first United manager in history to lift a trophy in his debut season in charge.United are second in the Premier League table with four games to play this term, having drastically improved on the form that saw them finish sixth in 2016-17, while last Saturday’s 2-1 win over Tottenham at Wembley sealed their place in the FA Cup final.Mourinho is therefore confident his time at the club has been a success, claiming there was an acceptance before his arrival that they could not guarantee a challenge for honours, despite them having won the FA Cup in Van Gaal’s last match in charge.”I knew the club I was coming to,” he told Sky Sports News. 193 more words
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah deserves to be talked about for the Ballon d’Or, according to team-mate Dejan Lovren.
Salah’s spectacular season continued on Tuesday, scoring twice and setting up two others to lead Liverpool to a 5-2 win over Roma in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.The Egypt international has netted 43 goals in 47 games in all competitions in his first campaign at Anfield.Lovren said those performances meant Salah should be among the main contenders for the Ballon d’Or alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.”He is the one. 186 more words