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Lionel Messi may come to England - Pep Guardiola

Lionel Messi may come to England – Pep Guardiola 

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he hopes Lionel Messi finishes his career at Barcelona but does not think a move to England is completely out of the question.

And Guardiola implied that he would be among the many suitors sure to target the brilliant Argentinean, were he to decide on a change of scenery.

Messi was one of the shining lights in the brilliant Barcelona teams which Guardiola steered to three La Liga titles and a pair of Champions League wins.

Speaking to the media in Barcelona on the eve of the game, Guardiola denied approaching any of his former players, but suggested that Messi himself may be interested in sampling life in a new league at some stage.

“I didn’t call Leo Messi,” said Guardiola. “Because my greatest wish is for him to finish his career here.

“So he can play many years here, because this is the best place for him to stay.

“But eventually, one day, the kid may decide to play elsewhere. Maybe because he wants his sons to learn English, or to live a new experience, like it has happened to many of us in the past. That is a possibility.

“But if one day he decides to do so, and I wish it won’t happen, but if it happens there will be a list of four, five people and clubs wanting to sign him.

“But you know who is going to decide that? It will be he. It won’t be me, if I want to sign him, or anybody else. It will be the decision of Leo Messi.”

Messi has recovered from injury in time to take part in the match and Guardiola thinks the occasion would not be complete without him.

“I am playing against Barcelona and obviously their best player is Leo Messi,” added the City boss.

“I am happy he has recovered from his injury and is able to play. It is always a pleasure, and a satisfaction to see him play.

“I don’t know what instructions I can give the players to control the talent.

“Ninety minutes is a long time. They will have a moment and they are so precise. They don’t need to create a lot of chances to score a goal.

“It is a good test for us, to know our level against – for me – the best team.”

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Chelsea intensifies Andy Carroll Chase

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Chelsea intensifies Andy Carroll Chase

Reports making the rounds today reveals that Chelsea are hugely interested in signing Andy Carroll from West Ham this month.

The Premier League champions has suffered a third successive goalless draw, for the first time in their history, against Leicester City on Saturday seems to have lost faith in Álvaro Morata.

The Spaniard has scored only twice in the top flight since mid-November and has gone five games without a goal.

Antonio Conte has now turned to Carroll for rescue as the Italian man continues to be reluctant to play Michy Batshuayi who will possibly be going on loan to Sevilla if a replacement can be secured.

Andy Carroll signed for West Ham from Liverpool in 2013 for £15m, and has seen his impact limited by injury in the years since.

Verge24 understands that the move for Chelsea signing Carroll may be a short-term solution before a summer recruitment drive, and West Ham would take some persuasion to part with Carroll on a six‑month loan deal.

David Moyes suggested last week that he would not want to see any of his forwards depart. Yet that may not dissuade Chelsea from exploring the option, reflecting the need to pep up the forward line amid a cluttered schedule.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Seen Selling Frozen Chicken In Lagos

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Cristiano Ronaldo Seen Selling Frozen Chicken In Lagos

If you think you are having a bad day, then you’ve got to rethink that as Cristiano Ronaldo is currently having one of the worst part of his career.

the Portuguese attacking forward who has been having one of the worst goal drought of his career was spotted at Ipaja selling frozen chicken.

Real Madrid was beaten on Saturday after Valencia scored a late goal to pile more pressure on Zidane and his men.

See the billboard of Cristiano Ronaldo selling frozen chicken below as shared by a twitter user.

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Kelechi Iheanacho Going Nowhere - Claude Puel

Kelechi Iheanacho Going Nowhere – Claude Puel

Leicester City coach Claude Puel has dismissed speculation of his £25 million striker Kelechi Iheanacho leaving due to lack of playing time this January.

Puel refused to write off the former Manchester City forward, who has found the back of the net just once for the club this season.

Kelechi Iheanacho signed for Leicester in the summer from Manchester City but has made just two Premier League starts for the foxes.

The Nigerian Super Eagles attacking forward is expected to be on his way out of the club for a possible playing time in a quest to guarantee his place in the team to represent Nigeria in Russia later this year.

Last week, Nigeria national team handler Gernot Rohr said that he expects Iheanacho and his teammate Ahmed Musa to leave the King Power Stadium because of their lack of playing time, Puel has however dismissed any exit talk. According to him;

“We don’t know about what the national trainer said. We will see. We have discussions with different players. For example Iheanacho is a young player, arrived this season, and he will stay with us.

“I cannot talk about details about players. It is important to have a good balance in the team and have a good game time for the players.

“Iheanacho is a young player, he signed this season with us and we have to develop him. I hope he can have more game time in the second half of the season.”

He is a young player who arrives in a good team where there is competition and he needs to keep working and improve.”

Leicester will visit Chelsea on Saturday in the Premier League with Jamie Vardy fit after a groin injury.

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