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    Chelsea could have striker solution solved by Jose Mourinho with Roma ‘considering swap transfer for Romelu Lukaku’

    CHELSEA could see their striker issues solved by three former employees, reports suggest.Legendary Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is said to be considering a swap deal that will involve Romelu Lukaku joining the Italian side permanently in exchange for Tammy Abraham.
    Jose Mourinho could offer Chelsea a solution to their striker woes with a deal featuring Romelu LukakuCredit: Getty
    Tammy Abraham could go the other way in the moveCredit: Getty
    Chelsea have suffered with goal issues since the start of last seasonCredit: PA
    In Mourinho’s first season at Roma, Abraham, 25, was an instant hit, scoring 27 goals in all competitions.
    However, the Englishman slowed down in his second season and has been plagued by injury after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury over the summer, meaning he is yet to feature this season.
    Meanwhile, since joining on a loan transfer, Lukaku, 30, has bagged five goals in as many games.
    This has led Mourinho, 60, to consider a swap deal between the pair, according to Calciomercatoweb.
    The report states the pair are valued in the same region so a straight swap is in the realm of possibility as opposed to a cash-plus player deal.
    Chelsea’s goalscoring exploits have been far from impressive so far this season.

    They have scored just five Premier League goals despite a number of additions to the team, including Nicolas Jackson.
    This poor return, and a shaky defence to boot, have seen Chelsea fall to 14th in the Premier League table following another defeat against Aston Villa.
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    As a result, they are already 13 points behind league leaders Manchester City and nine behind Tottenham and Arsenal in fourth and fifth respectively.
    Chelsea have wanted to get Lukaku off their books for some time now, and Roma may offer a perfect solution due to Lukaku’s own preference being for a permanent move to Italy.
    It was reported in June that Chelsea considered a move for Abraham before he suffered his ACL injury. More

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    Mystery as Man Utd send scout to watch Porto despite moving on from top transfer target

    MANCHESTER UNITED sent scouts to watch Porto play, according to reports in Portugal. Porto beat Gil Vicente 2-1 with Ivan Jaime and Eustaquio scoring their goals.
    Man Utd sent scouts to watch Porto play, according to reports in PortugalCredit: EPA
    And they did so in front of United officials, Lisbon-based paper A Bola report.
    It is claimed no player in particular were on the scout’s radar.
    But officials were said to be there spying ahead of the January transfer window.
    Erik ten Hag’s side were heavily linked with Porto keeper Diogo Costa as they looked to replace David de Gea in the summer.
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    But they ultimately ended up signing Andre Onana for £47million from Inter Milan instead.
    So it could be unlikely that they were keeping tabs on Costa.
    United have suffered injuries at left-back this season with Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia out injured.
    They signed Sergio Reguilon from Tottenham as cover but it is possible United were scouting Porto’s Wendell.
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    Another Porto player in-demand is striker Mehdi Taremi, who has been linked with Chelsea, Tottenham and United in the past.
    Taremi – who scored against England during the winter World Cup – has two goals in his seven games so far this season.
    United did add to their firing line in the summer with the £72m signing of Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta.
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    Man Utd plot January transfer for Adrien Rabiot to bolster midfield but face competition from Premier League rivals

    MANCHESTER UNITED and Newcastle are both battling it out to sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to reports.The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a swoop for the Frenchman since last summer.
    Man Utd and Newcastle both want to sign Adrien RabiotCredit: Getty
    Erik ten Hag allegedly launched another attempt to sign him in June, but talks collapsed shortly before he signed a one-year contract extension with Juventus.
    United are now eyeing a potential January deal, but they face competition from Premier League rivals Newcastle.
    According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, the Magpies want to sign Rabiot as part of their efforts to strengthen their presence in Europe.
    However, Massimiliano Allegri wants to tie him down to a new contract.
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    Rabiot, 28, joined Juventus in a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019 and has since made 181 appearances.
    The midfielder scored 11 goals and provided six assists last season after experiencing a resurgence under Allegri.
    And he believes he should’ve received a Ballon d’Or nomination for his efforts.
    He told L’Equipe: “I can’t deny that it hurts because I had an important season.
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    “Then, seeing some other names, I think it was not logical. Sometimes two good Champions League games are enough, but those deciding do not consider the entire season.”
    Man Utd boss Ten Hag spent over £180million this summer in a bid to improve his squad.
    Rasmus Hojlund, Mason Mount, Andre Onana, Altay Bayindir and Jonny Evans all signed permanent deals before deadline day, while Sergio Reguilon and Sofyan Amrabat joined on loan.
    However, the Red Devils have endured a poor start to the season with three wins and three defeats in six games. More

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    Fans claim Juventus are ‘drunk’ as star scores ‘most comical own goal in history’ during Sassuolo loss

    JUVENTUS put on a horrendous display away from home at Sassuolo – scoring a ‘comical’ own goal.The Old Lady were unbeaten in Serie A going into the clash at the Mapei Stadium.
    Federico Gatti plays a no look pass into his own net
    Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny could only look on as the ball hit the back of the net

    But, Massimiliano Allegri’s men were humbled 4-2 in Reggio Emilia in a shock result.
    To compound their misery, Federico Gatti put the ball in his own net with one of the worst bloopers you will see all season.
    Without looking he attempted to pass the ball back to his keeper.
    However, he was unaware ex-Arsenal stopper Wojciech Szczęsny wasn’t standing in his goal.
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    Without looking, Gatti stroked the ball into the empty net as his team-mates looked on in horror.
    Online, fans were aghast at the own goal.
    One wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter: “Federico Gatti with maybe the most comical own goal I’ve ever seen in my life. This is unbelievable. Unbelievable.”
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    Things looked up for Juventus, when they equalised through a Mathias Vina own goal after 21 minutes.
    However, Italy international Domenico Berardi gave the hosts a 2-1 lead, only for Federico Chiesa to cancel out that strike in the 78th minute.
    Moments later, Italy forward Andrea Pinamonti fired the hosts into a 3-2 lead.
    Then, deep into stoppage time, Gatti’s mistake made it four.
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    Andre Onana’s replacement enjoying blinding start at Inter Milan… after being snubbed for Man Utd transfer

    ANDRE ONANA is enduring a difficult start to his Manchester United career.But his Inter Milan replacement Yann Sommer is excelling at the San Siro.
    Andre Onana made a high-profile gaffe against Bayern MunichCredit: Getty
    Sergio Reguilon consoles his goalkeeperCredit: Getty
    Onana left the Champions League finalists for Old Trafford in a £47million deal over the summer.
    He was expected to solve United’s keeping woes following David de Gea’s underwhelming final season at the club.
    But he has conceded 14 goals in just six matches thus far – including a howler against Bayern Munich in mid-week.
    Sommer, meanwhile, has helped Inter to a sensational start in Serie A – conceding just one goal in their opening four matches, winning all of them.
    Even that one concession came in the 5-1 derby day demolition of fierce rivals AC Milan.
    The Mail claim that Sommer has shown “greater charisma” and “more patience” than Onana.
    They even add that the Swiss veteran has looked better with his feet than Onana – a trait that the Ghanaian excels at.
    Sommer joined Inter for around £5m from Bayern Munich.
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    He had only joined the German giants from Borussia Monchengladbach in January following Manuel Neuer’s long-term injury – snubbing United in the process.
    Inter had been eager to sign Guglielmo Vicario from Empoli as their Onana replacement.
    But after being turned down by Vicario in favour of Tottenham the Serie A side turned to Sommer.
    Following Onana’s Bayern gaffe, Man United legend Rio Ferdinand called it a “nightmare”.
    He said: “This is a nightmare scenario for Onana.
    “He is as confident as you like with his feet but as a goalkeeper you are expected to come in and makes saves.
    “It is a great bit of skill from (Leroy) Sane to set it up well but he doesn’t hit it with any real purpose. It is not wide of him, it is not in the corners.
    “He should save this, he should be picking this up and looking for his next pass. It is a very, very bad mistake and one he needs to recover from.”
    Following Inter’s 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad, meanwhile, boss Simone Inzaghi praised his goalkeeper – saying: “We did well to stay in it and are also grateful to Sommer, who played his part.”
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    Gorgeous Italian sports presenter Kristel Talamonti joins no bra club as she shows off tan lines in mini dress

    KRISTEL TALAMONTI has delighted fans with her latest Instagram snaps.The Italian sports presenter has gathered a sizeable fanbase on social media.
    Kristel Talamonti posted this snap of herself working at San SiroCredit: Instagram / @kristel_talamonti
    Kristel can regularly be seen working around the grounds in ItalyCredit: Instagram / @kristel_talamonti
    The popular host works for SportitaliaCredit: Instagram / @kristel_talamonti
    Kristel can be seen working on Italian football for Sportitalia.
    And she loves to share photos from on set to her social media account.
    In her latest pic, she has gone braless in a black mini dress, showing off her tan lines.
    The rising star has 28,000 Instagram followers.
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    And they have been leaving plenty of gushing comments.
    After Kristel posted a picture of herself in a black minidress from San Siro, one fan wrote: “You’re always a stunner.”
    While a second swooned: “You are beautiful.”
    And a third purred: “You leave me speechless.”
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    A fourth commented: “Competence and beauty.”
    Kristel has an ever-growing social media followingCredit: Instagram / @kristel_talamonti
    The Italian is proving to be a hit on social mediaCredit: Instagram / @kristel_talamonti
    Another added: “The San Siro is wonderful, but you are more so.”
    Kristel joined Sportitalia two years ago after beating off competition from 74 other candidates.
    In her role, she regularly rounds up all the action from Serie A, as well as Italy’s lower divisions.
    Her talents aren’t just limited to football, however.
    Kristel also describes herself as an actress, speaker and ring announcer.
    Kristel has 28,000 Instagram followersCredit: Instagram / @kristel_talamonti
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    Meet the AC Milan wonderkid who scored a mega 483 goals by 13 who Man City are plotting a transfer swoop for

    IT WILL come as no surprise to AC Milan that Manchester City are sniffing around one of their top talents. When you have the kind of goal record that Francesco Camarda has, it’s inevitable that Europe’s elite will be keeping a keen eye on your situation.
    Francesco Camarda is hot property with his astounding goal-scoring recordCredit: Getty
    Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing the AC Milan starletCredit: Getty
    And according to Calcio Mercato, the Cityzens are interested in luring Camarda away from Milan.
    The 15-year-old is reportedly also wanted by Borussia Dortmund, but Milan are said to be confident about keeping hold of their wonderkid.
    Although there are top talents in academies all over the world, there is something special about Camarda that makes him stick out.
    The Italian centre-forward has an unmatched goal record from his time in the youth systems in his home country.
    He is said to have scored an unfathomable 483 goals in just 86 matches before the age of 13.
    That averages his goal scoring record out to 5.6 GOALS-PER-GAME.
    Albeit this record was achieved in games that were not all 11-a-side matches and it is obviously easier to stand out with exceptional talent in the younger age groups.
    But Camarda’s numbers are staggering regardless, and he has certainly earned the attention he has garnered.
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    Camarda’s eye for goal is unmatched at youth levelCredit: Getty
    He’s not stopped finding the back of the net for the Rossoneri as he’s progressed up the age groups either.
    This week he made his UEFA Youth League debut in a 4-0 win over Newcastle United’s youth setup, bagging two goals and setting up a third.
    His brace made him the youngest Italian to score in the competition and he will be hoping he continue to break records as his career progresses.
    It is reported that Camarda is keen to stay with Milan and dreams of making his professional debut for the Serie A club.
    And it’s understood that the seven-time Champions League winners are doing everything they can to ensure that happens.
    The club are said to have scheduled a meeting for next March when Camarda turns 16 so that they can tie him down to a three year contract.
    And it’s not just at club level where he is slated to succeed, but on the international stage too.
    Camarda is already representing his country at youth level and across three different age groups has bagged 12 goals in 19 appearances for the Azzuri.
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    Mourinho losing patience with Roma new-boy Renato Sanches and admits he gets why ‘Bayern and PSG didn’t understand him’

    JOSE MOURINHO has admitted he gets why Bayern Munich and PSG did not understand Renato Sanches.The Roma boss is losing patience with the midfielder after he suffered another injury on Thursday night.
    Jose Mourinho is losing his patience with Renato SanchesCredit: Getty
    Sanches was forced off 28 minutes into Roma’s win over Sheriff TiraspolCredit: Getty
    Sanches was forced off just 28 minutes into their Europa League win over Sheriff Tiraspol.
    He has already missed two matches through injury since signing on loan from PSG in August.
    Speaking after the match, Mourinho explained: “They [Renato Sanches and Houssem Aouar] have to play, they need rhythm and intensity.
    “That’s what Renato is, he’s always at risk, it’s difficult to understand: Bayern didn’t understand him, PSG didn’t understand him and we have difficulties.
    “He played 45 minutes on Sunday, then had three days of rest and left after 27 minutes,’ the Portuguese coach added.
    “He is always in doubt, it is difficult to understand why he is always injured. Aouar played the necessary time to regain the rhythm of the game.”
    Houssem Aouar, another Roma summer signing, has also struggled with injuries but played over an hour in Moldova.
    Sanches has been limited to just three appearances since joining Roma and is yet to play more than 45 minutes in a match.
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    Mourinho admitted he gets why Bayern Munich and PSG didn’t understand SanchesCredit: Getty
    The 26-year-old has struggled with injuries throughout his career, missing 19 matches for PSG just last season alone.
    He has been repeatedly hampered with muscular issues, including during his loan spell with Swansea and his time at Lille.
    Despite losing Sanches during the first half, Roma were able to beat Sheriff 2-1 thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s 65th minute winner. More