Liverpool FC Transfer Talk: Nabil Fekir, Suso, Ian Ayre

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It promises to be a very exciting summer transfer window at Liverpool, with plenty of potential comings and goings. Manager Jurgen Klopp has already made public remarks promising additions beyond Naby Keita this summer, so the tabloids and back pages are going to be quite busy this silly season.

So, let’s take a spin through the latest transfer rumors and gossip making the rounds on the internet today.

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Man United News: Jose Mourinho, Daley Blind, Paul Pogba

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For part one of today’s Man United news and notes go to this link.

With the FA Cup complete, the offseason is now here for Manchester United. The Red Devils won’t be reunited again until training camp in July. However, it’s going to be a very busy summer, and exciting transfer window at Old Trafford, with a whole lot of topics to discuss. Today is a busy news day, so let’s take a spin through the headlines.

United manager Jose Mourinho no longer has an Instagram account, which he had started in 2016, and since picked up approximately 2.8 million followers.

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Man United News: Fellaini, Sanchez, Lukaku, Mourinho

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For part two of today’s United news and notes go to this link

With the FA Cup complete, the offseason is now here for Manchester United. The Red Devils won’t be reunited again until training camp in July. However, it’s going to be a very busy summer, and exciting transfer window at Old Trafford, with a whole lot of topics to discuss. Today is a busy news day, so let’s take a spin through the headlines.

United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly furious with the two Belgian internationals on his side, Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini, because he feels neither made a full effort to be involved in their FA Cup final loss to Chelsea yesterday.

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Tottenham and Chelsea Each Place Trio on Belgium World Cup Squad

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Belgium have unveiled their 2018 World Cup roster, and it has a very strong English Premier League presence. Nine teams from the British top flight, so nearly half the league, placed at least one player on the Red Devils, with four sides seeing at least two of their players make the 28 man roster.

London clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea lead the way, each seeing a triad of their own make the cut, while both Manchester clubs have a duo of players on board.

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Quartet of Chelsea Players Snubbed from Spain World Cup Roster

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Spain has unveiled the official team roster that is set to compete for the 2018 World Cup in Russia next month, and there are some notable absentees. Among the most glaring cuts are a quartet of Chelsea men- midfielder Cesc Fabregas, forward Pedro, striker Alvaro Morata and wing back Marcos Alonso.

Although Morata has struggled with injuries and had an ineffective club season, he was a key cog for Spain during qualifiers, as he contributed five goals. Nevertheless, Coach Julen Lopetegui decided to go in a different direction. Other notable snubs included Napoli’s Jose Callejoin and Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin.

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Alexis Sanchez FA Cup Performance Scathingly Criticized by Paul Scholes

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Alexis Sanchez has failed to live up to expectations since his January move from Arsenal to Manchester United. That’s obviously not news, but his complete no show in the FA Cup Final loss to Chelsea yesterday was certainly news-worthy, as it inspired United club legend Paul Scholes to scathingly critique his former club once again.

Scholes has been a very harsh critic of the team during the Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal eras, and he did not hold back in hammering the Chilean over his failure to make an impact at Wembley Stadium Saturday evening.

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Roman Abramovich in Limbo as Chelsea Owner’s UK Visa Renewal Delayed

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In case you were wondering why Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich did not attend Chelsea’s FA Cup final win over Manchester United in London yesterday, it’s because he cannot legally enter the country right now. His United Kingdom visa expired in April, and according to multiple reports, he’s experiencing a delay in renewal.

It is the policy of the government agency that handles processing visas to not comment on reasons for delay. However, given that Abramovich is now based in London, is Britain’s 13th richest man according to the Sunday Times with £9.3bn, and tensions escalating between Great Britain and Ambramovich’s native Russia, this is obviously a major news development.

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Antonio Conte Says He Will Always Love Chelsea, Blues Supporters

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After he guided Chelsea to a 1-0 FA Cup Final win over Manchester United, Blues manager Antonio Conte made remarks to the media that came off as a “back me or sack me” kind of message. At the same time, Conte gave commentary that evoked the legendary power ballad “I will always love you.”

Written by Dolly Parton in the late 1960s, and best popularized by Whitney Houston’s performing it in the early 1990s, it’s a song about having to say goodbye, and not looking back in anger. The lyrics to the 10th-best-selling single of the 1990s in the United Kingdom (estimated sales 1,355,055) convey a message of “it’s time for us to part, but no hard feelings, in fact I still love you.”

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Willian Fuels Exit Speculation with Bizarre FA Cup Social Media Post

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This is a very “interesting” way to “celebrate” your team’s FA Cup triumph: altering the team photo to cover up the manager with emojis. It’s exactly what Chelsea forward Willian did, placing emojis over his manager Antonio Conte in his Instagram post following the Blues’ 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final

While Conte is widely believed to be leaving the club now that the season is over, he still remains the boss for the time being, and thus shouldn’t be disrespected as such. Especially so after just winning silverware for the club; take a look:

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Chelsea 1, United 0: FA Cup Final News, Notes, Nuggets, Tidbits

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Chelsea have defeated Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup Final, a match was rather dull to say the least. Eden Hazard provided the only scoring, on a 22′ penalty conversion, and many of us who watched the game probably wish we could those 90 minutes of our lives back.

While the game itself wasn’t off-the-charts thrilling, there is a fair of amount of interesting FA Cup news, notes, nuggets and tidbits relating to this one, so let’s spin through it.

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Eden Hazard the Hero in Unentertaining Chelsea FA Cup Final Victory

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It’s fitting that the team wearing royal blue would win the biggest sporting event in the world being held today; just hours after this Saturday’s hugest news event, the Royal Wedding, was held across town.

As uninteresting as the Meghan Markle-Prince Harry matrimonial event was to many of this site’s readers (trust me I feel ya on this one), the FA Cup Final wasn’t exactly a thrill a minute itself. Chelsea forward Eden Hazard provided the only scoring, and that came on a 22′ penalty kick, in the Blues’ 1-0 win over United, a match that was as dull as many reporters thought it could be on Friday.

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United-Chelsea Winner Will Receive Silverware from Ray Wilkins Widow

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It’s fitting that the widow of Ray Wilkins, Jackie, will present the FA Cup trophy and winner’s medals to whichever side, Manchester United or Chelsea, emerges victorious in the tournament final today. That’s because Wilkins played for, and made a massive impact on, both teams in the competition.

Ray Wilkins, who passed away from cardiac arrest at the age of 61 in early April, will also be honored with a banner at Wembley Stadium and a tribute in the match day program.

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