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Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says Sergio Aguero will remain at the club this summer. Aguero has two years remaining on his contract at City but there had been widespread suggestions that Aguero could leave City this summer – something Al Mubarak was quick to dismiss. Al Mubarak said: “Absolutely there was never any doubt about that. I’ve read a lot about the speculation on this. It’s ridiculous. “Sergio Aguero is one of the best players in the world and we are a team that aspires to win every competition we compete in. “Having Sergio Aguero in the squad is an absolute…

Leicester City playmaker Riyad Mahrez has submitted a transfer request, saying he believes the time is right for him to move on. Mahrez, who won the 2015-16 PFA Player of the Year award, was linked with Arsenal last summer after helping Leicester to a stunning Premier League title triumph. The Algeria international instead became one of several big names to sign a new contract at the King Power Stadium as Leicester prepared to play in the Champions League. But the Foxes struggled badly for form for much of the season despite reaching the Champions League quarterfinals and now Mahrez has…

Arsene Wenger looks set to continue as Arsenal manager after reportedly agreeing on a new two-year contract in a meeting with club owner Stan Kroenke. With an official announcement expected on Wednesday, the Frenchman appears poised to extend his 21-year tenure with the Londoners. Wenger’s future has been unclear in recent weeks with his contract running out and their fifth-place finish in the Premier League last season seeing the Gunners miss out on the Champions League for the first time since he took over. However, Wenger pointed to their recent FA Cup final victory over Chelsea as proof that he…

Arsenal ended the season well but it wasn’t enough to make the top four as they missed out on the Champions League for the first time in 21 years. Can Arsene Wenger make up for the disappointment of missing out on the Champions League by winning some silverware? And we he finally let us know if he is staying? The game, which kicks-off at 5.30pm, is live on BBC1 and BT Sport. It is available on live stream for BBC iPlayer users and BT Sport subscribers with the BT Sport app. But you can follow all the right right here…

Wilfried Zaha has signed a new five-year deal with Crystal Palace, the club have announced. The Ivory Coast winger has committed his long-term future to the Eagles after helping them avoid relegation from the Premier League. The 24-year-old told the club’s website: “Palace is in my heart and I don’t think the story is over.” Palace announced the new deal just before midnight on Thursday, with Zaha following up the announcement by posting on Twitter: “It’s lit bruh.” Club chairman Steve Parish was thrilled to tie down a player he referred to as the club’s “talisman.” Parish said: “Wilf has…

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted his side’s FA Cup final against Chelsea could be his last Arsenal game but insists he will continue elsewhere. The Gunners face the Blues at Wembley with the Frenchman still to commit to a new contract to prolong his stay. Arsene Wenger has admitted the FA Cup final against Chelsea could be his final game in charge at Arsenal. The Gunners boss has yet to commit to a new contract and once again failed to confirm whether he would be staying on at the Emirates. Asked whether Saturday could be his last game in…

Everton have confirmed SportPesa as their new shirt sponsor in a club record deal. The Kenyan betting firm has signed a five year agreement with the Blues. Everton have not disclosed the value of their new sponsorship but say it is the most “lucrative” in their history. SportPesa are replacing Thai brewing company Chang who have been the Blues’ main sponsor since 2004. Chang, it was announced last week, will remain as the club’s community sponsor.The ECHO revealed earlier this month that SportPesa have chosen Liverpool as the venue for the European HQ. SportPesa hope to create around 100 jobs…

Liverpool climbed back to third in the Premier League standings, despite being held to a goalless draw against Southampton at Anfield on Sunday. The game started in a timid fashion but almost sprung to life after 18 minutes as Oriol Romeu lost possession to allow Roberto Firmino to run at goal before letting fly, but Maya Yoshida did brilliantly to just get in a vital block. Philippe Coutinho then looked to catch out Fraser Forster from 35 yards out with a looping volley, although the Brazilian’s shot was straight at the goalkeeper who made a comfortable save. The second-half proved…

Antonio Conte claimed winning the Premier League would Chelsea would be a greater achievement than three Scudetti at Juventus. The former Italy tactician made the comments in a Press conference ahead of tonight’s game against Southampton. He was asked if securing the Premier League at his first attempt would be his greatest achievement. “Yes, for sure. For me, for the players, for the club,” replied Conte. “To win the title in England is a great achievement. To win in England these days is not easy. “Now it’s a good season. To become a great or fantastic season there is only…

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