Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Nadal pulls out of U.S Open with injury

Out: Defending champion Rafael Nadal will not be playing at the US Open this year because of injury

Defending champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the US Open after failing to recover from a wrist injury. Nadal was in a race to be fit for the final Grand Slam of the year, which begins on August 25, after injuring his right wrist during a training session in Majorca last month. And the Spaniard has had to admit ...

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Celtic want Mubarak Wakaso on loan from Rubin Kazan


Celtic are working on a deal to sign Ghana winger Mubarak Wakaso on loan from Russian club Rubin Kazan. The Scottish champions hope to complete the move in time to register the 24-year-old for Wednesday’s Champions League play-off against Maribor. Celtic were also interested in Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome. But the Glasgow club are not optimistic of securing the ...

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Juan Cuadrado will stay at Fiorentina – Coach


Fiorentina head coach Vincenzo Montella is confident sought-after winger Juan Cuadrado will remain with the Serie A club this season. The Colombia international, who is reportedly a target for Manchester United and Barcelona, was left out of Fiorentina’s squad in Sunday’s 2-1 friendly triumph over Real Madrid in Warsaw, increasing speculation about his future. However, Montella believes that, despite the ...

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Ancelotti uncertain over di Maria’s Real Madrid future


Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits he does not know whether or not Angel di Maria wants to leave the European champions but is ready to play the Argentina winger in Tuesday’s Spanish Supercopa first leg against Atletico Madrid. Di Maria’s future has been the source of much speculation this summer, especially with Real having spent around £85million to bring ...

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Ba ‘benched for not being a Chelsea star’


Demba Ba feels that he was often overlooked by coach Jose Mourinho at Chelsea last season because he is not a “big star.” Ba, 29, left Chelsea for Besiktas in the summer, but will be facing Premier League opposition again on Tuesday when the Turkish side host Arsenal in Istanbul for the first leg of their Champions League playoff. The ...

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Derek Boateng thrown out by Rayo Vallecano


Black Stars midfielder, Derek Boateng has been released by Spanish top-flight club Rayo Vallecano only months after he joined the side. This decision was reached after a mutual agreement between both parties. The news was confirmed in an official statement released on the Rayo Vallecano website. The statement read: “Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and Derek Boateng have reached an agreement for ...

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Preview: Burnley v Chelsea


Venue: Turf Moor Date: Monday, 18 August Kick off: 19:00 GMT TEAM NEWS Burnley summer signing Lukas Jutkiewicz could partner Danny Ings up front after impressing in pre-season. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton is fit after missing several warm-up games with a calf injury. Chelsea could hand debuts to new trio Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis – and keeper Thibaut ...

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AC Milan coach Inzaghi ready for new Serie A season


AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi is confident his team will peak in time for the start of the Serie A campaign. The Rossoneri have endured a dismal summer, losing all four of their pre-season games, including Sunday’s 2-1 defeat against Valencia in the Trofeo Naranja. Despite their poor form, which has seen Milan give away 12 goals and find the ...

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Man United captain Rooney happy with responsibility

Wayne Rooney: Looks disconsolate as Manchester United lose 2-1 at home to Swansea

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney insists that leading the club is something he was born to do. Rooney took on the armband from Nemanja Vidic for the first time in United’s opening day defeat by Swansea City. Rooney scored United’s goal in the 2-1 loss and, while he admits he did not play well, he has no regrets about taking ...

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Rodgers keen to add another striker to Liverpool squad

Sturridge and Sterling were Liverpool's goalscorers in win over Southampton on Sunday.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his desire to sign another striker before the transfer window shuts. Rodgers saw his side beat Southampton 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday courtesy of strikes from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge. With last season’s top goalscorer Luis Suarez having left the club in a £75m deal to Barcelona, and doubt surrounding the future of ...

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