Posts Tagged ‘Monaco’

Man City to sign Benjamin Mendy in record deal

Benjamin Mendy

Manchester City are prepared to make Benjamin Mendy the most expensive defender ever to bring him from Monaco, according to reports from France.

City have already paid £50m for Kyle Walker, equalling the amount paid for David Luiz by PSG, but could raise their offer for the full-back to more than their outlay for Walker to ensure they get their man.

Trending: How Chelsea Signed £40m Bakayoko From Monaco

Chelsea have completed the signing of French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from AS Monaco on a five-year deal believed to be in the region of £40m. Chelsea made the announcement on their official website on Saturday.

“Tiemoue Bakayoko is a Chelsea player having today completed a transfer from Monaco,” a statement on Chelsea’s website reads.

“Bakayoko, 22, is a tall, strong and quick central midfielder who was instrumental in Monaco’s Ligue 1 triumph last season, as well as their impressive run to the Champions League semi-finals.

“He recently made his debut for France in the same line-up as new team-mate N’Golo Kante, and is widely recognised as one of the best young central midfielders in European football.”

Bakayoko, who will wear the No.14 shirt, said: ” I am very happy to be here and to join this great team. I have grown up watching Chelsea. Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood.

“I am now looking forward to evolving under this fantastic coach and alongside so many great team-mates.”

Bakayoko becomes Chelsea’s third signing after Willy Caballero and Antonio Rudiger arrived from Manchester City and Roma respectively.

Allow me to join Arsenal, Lemar tells Monaco

Thomas Lemar Monaco

Monaco winger Thomas Lemar has demanded the club allow him to join Arsenal, according to report.

The Gunners are set to make a £45 million offer for the France international, but the Ligue 1 champions are worried about losing too many players this summer. arsenal had earlier secured the services of another French international, Lacezade from Olympic Lyon.

Higuain scores two goals for Juventus Vs Monaco, near UCL Final

One of the hottest UEFA Champions League was Juventus vs As Monaco. On Wednesday night, Juventus edged closer to booking a place in the final of the 2017 UEFA Champions League in Cardiff in June with a 2-0 win over home side Monaco at the Stade Louis II in the second semi-finals of the competition.
Gonzalo Higuain scored a brace on the night for the Old Lady to continue their impressive away form in the competition after they held Barcelona 0-0 at Camp Nou in the quarter-finals.

Juventus scored in the 29th minute through Higuain who finished off a great counter attacking move with a low shot after Dani Alves’ backheel.

Higuain had chances to add to his tally as well as Monaco’s impressive Kylian Mbappe but both men were undone by the excellent defensive backlines they faced.

Two minutes into the second half, Gianluigi Buffon pulled off a great save to deny Falcao who made himself some space inside the box and unleashed a quick low drive towards the middle of the goal.

Claudio Marchisio wasted a good chance to put his side 2-0 up nine minutes after the break. He was one-on-one with Monaco keeper Danijel Subasic inside the six-yard box and attempted to put the ball low into the middle of the target, but was denied by a great save.

The Italian midifielder was booked four minutes later for a foul on Brazilian defender Fabinho.

Juventus scored a second goal in the 59th minute through Higuain again, Alves again the provider with a cross. Higuain got on the end of it to put the ball low into the middle of the net.

Leonardo Jardim decided to introduce fresh legs, with Valere Germain replacing Thomas Lemar and Joao Moutinho coming on in place of Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Radamel Falcao was stopped in the 73rd minute and soon afterwards it was Bernado Silva who chested the ball down from a Joao Moutinho pass but the ball was cleared.

 

Football: Leicester City, Arsenal, Monaco eye Etebo

Image result for Oghenekaro EteboIt has been speculated that English Premier League champions Leicester City and Arsenal are reportedly in the hunt for Nigerian midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo.

The former Warri Wolves player made a name for himself after scoring four goals for Nigeria’s U-23 side against Honduras in their opening fixture at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

According to British tabloid, the Sun, the Premier League duo sent scouts to watch Etebo in action for Portuguese club CD Feirense in their 1-1 draw against  Porto on Thursday.

French club Monaco and Italian outfit Atalanta are also said to be monitoring Etebo’s progress.

The 21-year-old has been one of Nigeria’s most promising talents in recent years.

Last year he won Africa’s most promising talent award at the Glo/CAF awards after emerging top scorer at the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Senegal.

 

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