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Huddersfield’s Wells determined to do tragic pal proud in Championship play-off final

When Nahki Wells walks out at Wembley on Monday afternoon, he will kiss the tattoo on his left wrist as a final reminder of how important it is to seize the day. The Huddersfield striker is living the dream – for both himself and the friend who tragically lost his life in a ­motorbike accident at the age of 22 when they had the world at their feet. The name Wells has inked on his arm is that of Tumaini Steede, a promising striker who shared his vision of a career of ...

Date Posted,May 27, 2017
Aubameyang ends Dortmund’s German Cup jinx in what could be club farewell

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang showed the class Borussia Dortmund could be missing next season to score the German Cup winner from the spot. The Gabon striker kept his cool to dink his penalty over the keeper to help Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1. If the transfer rumour mill rings true, his trademark backflip goal celebration could be his last with the club with strong links to top clubs in Europe including Liverpool. The victory breaks Dortmund's Cup jinx after they lost the three previous finals. Aubameyang (C) celebrates with his team after their victory (Photo: EPA) Could ...

Date Posted,May 26, 2017
Man City plan new Guardiola contract to go with massive summer splurge

Manchester City are planning to open contract talks with Pep Guardiola. Boss Guardiola signed a three-year deal when he arrived at the Etihad last summer, but the belief at the club is that he now views the job as a much longer-term project after targeting a raft of the world’s best young players. The Blues have already sealed the £43million transfer of Monaco’s 22-year-old midfield playmaker Bernardo Silva since clinching a Champions League group-phase place last weekend. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Read MoreBernardo Silva Q&A: ...

Date Posted,May 26, 2017
LIVE: Copa del Rey Final – Barcelona 3-1 Alaves… Neymar and Messi put Enrique’s men in control before the break

1. The end of the line This was Luis Enrique’s last game as Barcelona manager, with Ernesto Valverde taking over from him on Monday. This is the last time Barcelona will wear the Qatar Airways sponsorship on their shirt, with Rakuten taking over, ending the six years the country have featured on the front (formerly Qatar Foundation). This was the last time Carlos Clos Gomez will referee a game, with the 44 year old hanging up his whistle after a decade at the top level. This was the last time we will see some ...

Date Posted,May 26, 2017
Sent off Moses throws black armband in frustration as diving Chelsea star joins four others in FA Cup final hall of shame

Victor Moses threw his black armband in frustration after becoming the fifth player to be sent off in an FA Cup final. The 26-year-old's controversial actions come after Chelsea's first half blunder when they "forgot" to wear the armbands in honour of the Manchester Arena attack victims. Blues' stars returned to the pitch in the second half wearing the armbands. The Chelsea right-wing-back received a second yellow for simulation and was dismissed in the 68th minute. Moses had been booked 11 minutes earlier after hacking down Danny Welbeck during an ...

Date Posted,May 26, 2017
Carrick signs Manchester United contract extension until 2018 ahead of testimonial

Michael Carrick will stay at Manchester United for at least one more season after signing a contract extension. Carrick, who signed on at Old Trafford in 2006, is due to host his own testimonial there on June 4 but that won't mean an end to his career. The 35-year-old said he was delighted to continue on at the club following their Europa League triumph that confirmed Champions League status for next season. He said: "What a fantastic way to finish off the season, with a new trophy in our cabinet. I am delighted ...

Date Posted,May 26, 2017
Conte admits he’d have settled for a top four place after Arsenal defeat

He may be hunting the Double but Antonio Conte admits he’d have taken a top-four place after his Chelsea side were hammered by Arsenal in September. It was after that 3-0 demolition at the Emirates that the Blues went on a record-equalling 13-match unbeaten run as the Gunners slipped out of the top four. Chelsea raced away to an impressive title success while Arsenal finished out of the Champions League places. Casting his mind back to September, however, Conte said: “It was very difficult to think about celebrating winning the league after the ...

Date Posted,May 26, 2017
Hazard hails Chelsea’s young guns as he leads new generation at Stamford Bridge

Eden Hazard has declared Chelsea’s newest generation of serial winners ready to rumble. With John Terry set to join the likes of Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole in completing his tour of duty, Hazard is one of several key men determined to show there are still leaders able to step up at the Bridge. “The last 10 years at Chelsea has been great.” said the Belgian. “They won a lot of trophies, now it’s like a new generation. “Lampard is finished, Didier Drogba is finished, Ashley Cole, John Terry now. So ...

Date Posted,May 26, 2017
Kane wins PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Season award

Harry Kane has been named the PFA Fans' Player of the Season. The Tottenham striker beat Chelsea duo N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard to the award in a poll in which over 49,000 votes were cast. Kane adds the gong to the Golden Boot award he won for finishing top goalscorer in the league. The 23-year-old's 29-goal haul was capped by six goals in the final two games of the season as he finished ahead of Everton's Romelu Lukaku. Kane poses with his Golden Boot award (Photo: Laurence Griffiths) Kante came close ...

Date Posted,May 26, 2017
Conte to pen new £40m contract as Chelsea get set to back Italian in transfer market

Antonio Conte is set to sign a staggering new £40million contract at Chelsea . The title-winning Italian - set to step up his English lessons this summer - is planning a short break after today’s FA Cup Final against Arsenal. He will return for talks which the club hope will end with him signing a £9.6million-a-year contract, taking him to 2021. The new terms will make Conte, who has two years left on his current deal, the highest-paid manager in the Chelsea’s history. Inter Milan’s Chinese investors had made a string of massive ...

Date Posted,May 26, 2017