• Monaco join Liverpool in race for France star

    Monaco have joined Liverpool in the race for Rennes winger Paul-Georges Ntep.The 22-year-old has enjoyed an impressive season in Ligue 1, scoring nine goals and attracting interest from a host of clubs.Liverpool had been seen as the favourites for the former France Under-21 international, .However, according to Le 10 Sport, Monaco have now joined should be the Gunners' player of the month.Former Arsenal youngster Gnabry bagged four as he returned to north London to take on his former side's biggest rivals, Spurs.The four goals of strikes helped complete an staggering 7-2 victory for Bayern Me been econtent_imgncouraged to take Masuaku off the Hammers' hands this month.The 26 year-old defender isn't regarded as a first-choice by Hammers boss David Moyes and has been made available.OM coach Andre Villas-Boas could take Masuaku on-loan for the remainthe Premier League side in their pursuit of Ntep.The French club are expecting to have money available this summer as they look to cash in on striker Radamel Falcao.Chelsea have shown an interest in the Colombian and Monaco will then use the money to launch a bid for Ntep.
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  • Transfer news: Top 10 most expensive players ever in cumulative transfer fees

    Angel Di Maria is expected to complete his second big-money move in the space of 12 months this week, with the Manchester United winger content_imgon the verge of joining Paris Saint-Germain.The size of the reported sum, a mere £44.5m, will make the Argentine the most expensive player in history riker Wahid Faghir.The Vejle prospect has drawn comparisons with Swedish great Zlatan Ibrahimovic.BT says Leicester aren't the only English club keen on Faghir, though their strongest competition comes from Ajax.The Denmark U17 international has scorin terms of combined transfer fees – and he’s stegen has cast doubt on the mentality inside the Barcelona dressing room.After their Champions League eliminations by Roma and Liverpool in consecutive seasons, Ter Stegen admits it could yet happen again.He told 11Freunde: "They cannot be clarified till just 27 years old.Once the move is finalised, with a medical arranged in Qatar on Monday, Di Maria will surpass a handful of the world’s greatest players and iconic journeymen.
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  • West Bromwich Albion 4-0 Burnley: Free-scoring Baggies rout Clarets at the Hawthorns

    West Brom put in their benai Emery believes their clash against Leicester City is a must win game.The Gunners are already falling behind in the race for the top four, as they travel to third placed Leicester.Emery knows that his team must emerge from their recent malaise andst performance of the season on Monday night, routing Burnley 4-0 at the Hawthorns.A stunning first-half performance saw the hosts head into the break three goals to the good – Matt Phillips, James Morrison and Darren Fletcher all scoring – with Salomon Rondon adding a well-deserved fourth in the second period.The scoring was opened moments after kick-off, Phillips claiming possession yards away from goal before turning his defender and firing past Heaton to put the Baggies in front.The keeper had to make a solid save from Brunt’s long-range strike seconds later to prevent Burnley falling two goals behind on the five minute mark.Hendrick should have equalised for the visitors, but failed to convert Vokes’ flicked header, and that came back to bite Sean Dyche’s men, who fell two behind minutes later.The excellent Rondon held up the ball until he found scontent_imgupport in Morrison, who was afforded all the space to charge towards the area with the ball.When on the edge of the box, he sent a wonderful low finish past Heaton, leaving Burnley in disarray.The Clarets’ defence was showing none of its usual solidity, crumbling under pressure again and again.Heaton kicked the ball straight to Morrison, who sent his shot wide after charging through on goal, before Rondon forced a magnificent diving save from Heaton, stretching to push the ball out from the top corner of the net.But he could not prevent the third goal going in before the break, Fletcher netting from close range from Phillips’ deflected cross.The tempo of the game slowed in the second period, with the Baggies all-but secured all three points by the break.Pulis’ men looked dangerous on the break, but were content to sit deep and prevent their opponents from managing many chances.And it was a break which led to Rondon scoring his first, and the Baggies’ fourth goal of the night.Nyom charged down the left wing, combining well with Phillips and Morrison before sending a cut-back into the Burnley area.The ball was behind Rondon, but the Venezuelan managed to claim possession and swivel in the box, his shot finding the back of the net via deflections off Ward and Mee.Chances came boss Jurgen Klopp says Curtis Jones will be better for last night's FA Cup defeat to Chelsea.Klopp was happy with the midfielder's performance in the 2-0 loss.Klopp believes there's still a lot more to come from the city-centre-born Jones who has en and went for the hosts as they looked to add a fifth; two crosses into the box were only just cleared, Robson-Kanu came close to connecting with a Brunt delivery, and Gardner forced a low stop from Heaton with a long-range strike.But the final whistle went with no further goals scored, and the Baggies claimed all three points – moving above opponents Burnley and into the top half of the Premier League table in the process.
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