Oleksandr Zinchenko getting his opportunity at Manchester City
Pep Guardiola was criticised for not giving a young player the opportunity to sit on the bench at Burnley but the emergence of Oleksandr Zinchenko this season shows the Manchester City boss is giving youth a chance, writes Adam Bate. Pep Guardiola ...
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Mario Lemina in focus: Time for Southampton to trust in his talent?
Born in Gabon, made in France, taught by Marcelo Bielsa and signed from Italy. Getting the best from Mario Lemina could be the key for Southampton, writes Adam Bate. Southampton’s struggles continue. Having dismissed Claude Puel in the summer and hoped …
SkySportsGerald Sibon on Sheffield derbies, darts and becoming a striker coachSkySportsFormer Sheffield Wednesday striker Gerald Sibon has fond memories of the Steel City derby. Adam Bate caught up with him to discuss his old club, their new manager, h… read more
SkySportsSimon Grayson interview: Why it all went wrong for him at SunderlandSkySportsIt is four weeks since Simon Grayson was sacked as Sunderland manager following a 3-3 home draw against Bolton. Adam Bate caught up with him to find out why it went s… read more
Nemanja Matic’s importance clear to Manchester United and Chelsea
Nemanja Matic swapped Chelsea for Manchester United and the fortunes of both teams have been affected significantly by the transfer. Adam Bate examines the midfielder’s contribution and wonders whether his changing game led to Chelsea making a …
Jose Mourinho told to unleash Manchester United trio against weak ChelseaMetro
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SkySportsGerard Jones is a teacher, author and now Bristol Rovers coach at 28SkySportsDoes the story of Gerard Jones highlight why ex-pros are the ones playing catch up? Adam Bate talks to the 28-year-old Bristol Rovers coach to find out how his experi… read more
Radja Nainggolan to Manchester United: The Indonesian factor
Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan is a top-class player but his Indonesian heritage adds to the appeal for Manchester United’s marketing department, writes Adam Bate. Manchester United’s global appeal is extraordinary and that is seldom more apparent …
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Dani Alves to Manchester City: Can Brazilian be Pep Guardiola’s bargain signing after Juventus exit?
As Dani Alves leaves Juventus, Sky sources understand Manchester City are interested in bringing the Brazilian to the Etihad Stadium. That looks like it would be a shrewd move by Pep Guardiola, writes Adam Bate. The accepted wisdom this summer was …
Dani Alves confirms Juventus departure with Manchester City waitingThe Guardian
Man City transfer target Dani Alves posts emotional farewell to JuventusManchester Evening News
Dani Alves confirms Juventus exit on Instagram ahead of move to Manchester CityMirror.co.uk
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Virgil van Dijk wanted by Liverpool: What makes him so special?
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has emerged as a £50m target for Liverpool. So what makes the Dutchman so special? Adam Bate takes a look at why he’s in demand… It did not take Virgil van Dijk long to earn a reputation as one of the best …
Liverpool face fight to sign Virgil van Dijk as Southampton want up to £75millionLiverpool Echo
Signing regal Virgil van Dijk would be the ultimate upgrade for LiverpoolThe Guardian (blog)
Southampton increase asking price to £75 million for Liverpool transfer target Virgil van DijkMetro
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Mohamed Salah to Liverpool: How can Roma signing improve them?
Liverpool look set to make their first major transfer acquisition of the summer with the £35m purchase of Mohamed Salah from Roma. But how good is the Egyptian winger and how will he fit in to Jurgen Klopp’s team? Adam Bate takes a look… Memories of …
Liverpool starting XI in 2017/18: How could Reds look with Van Dijk, Salah and Lacazette?Express.co.uk
Liverpool won’t be held to ransom over Roma winger Mohamed SalahLiverpool Echo
Liverpool set to sign Mohamed Salah in £35million deal as Jurgen Klopp eyes seven new signings this summerThe Independent
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