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    Man Utd target Benjamin Sesko, 19, is the ‘next Haaland’, recently signed for RB Leipzig and scored Van Basten-like goal

    TEENAGE striker Benjamin Sesko was one of the hottest properties in the summer transfer window.But it was RB Leipzig who managed to steal the towering centre-forward’s signature ahead of Premier League giants Man Utd and Chelsea in a £20million deal.
    Benjamin Sesko celebrates scoring against Liverpool in a preseason friendlyCredit: Getty
    A goalscorer of some repute, the 19-year-old has been likened to Norwegian hotshot Erling Haaland.
    However, it was his goal on international duty with Slovenia that has fans screaming it was just like watching Marco Van Basten.
    The 6ft5in star’s sumptuous volley against Sweden brought back memories of the Dutch legend’s famous strike against the Soviet Union in Euro ’88.
    Currently lighting up the Austrian Bundesliga, Sesko has scored five goals already this term.
    And last season, when he exploded on the scene, Salzburg placed a £300million price tag on his head. In the next few years that transfer fee might become a reality.
    Liverpool know who he is
    Football fans might have already caught a glimpse of Sesko’s talents already.
    Back in July, all eyes were on Darwin Nunez as Salzburg entertained Liverpool in a preseason friendly.
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    But it was Sesko who stole the show – scoring the winner and causing Liverpool’s backline all sorts of bother with his physicality and pace.
    He began his career at his hometown club Radeče, and then played for Rudar Trbovlje, before he was back at Radeče.
    In 2016, he moved to Krško and played for their 15s – scoring 59 goals in 23 matches.
    Domzale came knocking on his door, where he stayed for one season before he was signed on a three-year professional deal by Salzburg in 2019.
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    It didn’t take long for the 16-year-old to settle into his new surroundings.
    He impressed at their farm team, FC Liefering in the Austrian second tier.
    Across two seasons, he managed 22 goals in 44 games – convincing Salzburg that he was ready for their first team last summer.
    And he was given the role of impact sub – scoring 11 goals in just 12 starts (37 appearances in all competitions) as Salzburg won their ninth consecutive league title.
    Sesko has already started this season off with a bang – netting five times in 13 games.
    RB Salzburg striker Sekso is on his bike to RB LeipzigCredit: Getty
    The 6ft 5in striker has been compared to Erling HaalandCredit: Getty
    The new Haaland
    Because of his stature, comparisons with a certain Norway striker are inevitable.
    Sesko has been likened to Man City’s £51million signing, Erling Haaland, which has flattered the youngster.
    “Such comparisons motivate me and give me energy. They do not represent pressure. I will listen and learn so I can be even better than he is,” he told Slovenian journalists.
    “My team-mates at the club tell me that Haaland and I are very similar, especially in terms of speed. Most of them even tell me that I’m better than him!”
    On the international scene, Sesko is Slovenia’s youngest ever goalscorer at the age of 18 years, four months and eight days back in October when he found the net against Malta.
    He has four international goals to his name already, including the winner against Haaland’s Norway when the two came face-to-face
    Sesko is Slovenia’s youngest ever goalscorer at the age of just 18 years, four months and eight daysCredit: Getty
    Newcastle are sniffing around
    Although Man Utd and Chelsea appeared to be going head-to-head for Sesko in the summer, Saudi-backed Newcastle were also keeping tabs on the boy wonder.
    Amusingly, Toon supporters were whipped into a frenzy when his agent Elvis Basanovic shared snaps of a trip to Tyneside on Instagram, including photos of Newcastle Airport and the Quayside.
    They were certain he was there to discuss a deal with Eddie Howe’s side, which was not denied. But Basanovic then deleted the evidence of his jaunt on social media.
    Manchester United’s Erik ten Hag is also said to be a huge fan.
    After hearing of the Red Devil’s interest, Salzburg’s Twitter page hilariously tweeted that a deal could be struck if the Red Devils cough up £300million and give them Bruno Fernandes in a swap deal.
    Needless to say, his agent has spoken up about those Haaland comparisons and revealed a modest, hard-working pro.
    He told Zurnal 24: “Many compare him to Haaland, but I think they are different types of players.
    Sesko’s agent tweeted he was in Newcastle – and sent Toon fans into meltdownCredit:
    Hotshot Sesko is already flying this campaign with five goals in 13 gamesCredit: Getty
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    “They are similar in physical construction and speed, but they are different players. Benjamin is more of a team player. 
    “He is maybe better technically with his skills, but Haaland is a bit more wild with his energy, in a positive sense. He remains a humble, hard-working boy.”
    German football awaits for the youngster next season. Like Haaland, he will look to take the Bundesliga by storm following the same career trajectory. More

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    Christian Eriksen’s remarkable comeback from heart attack, starring for Man Utd against Arsenal and destroying France

    AS comebacks go, this one could make a Hollywood movie.It was only 15 months ago that Christian Eriksen was fighting for his life after collapsing on the pitch at Euro 2020.
    Christian Eriksen has enjoyed a remarkable return to the game after his heart attackCredit: Getty
    Just 15 months ago, Eriksen fought for his life following a cardiac arrestCredit: AFP
    The Denmark playmaker, 30, then saw his contract at Inter Milan terminated, after he was fitted with a heart defibrillator and banned from playing in Italian football.
    Brentford gave him a second opportunity on a six-month contract in January, where he managed to impress.
    That prompted Manchester United to offer him a deal, and this season he starred in a 3-1 win over Arsenal.
    Now he appears ready for the World Cup – coming off an incredible performance against France over the weekend and breaking a Nations League record.
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    ‘I was gone for five whole minutes’
    Eriksen’s renaissance is even more remarkable considering his plight on the Parken Stadium pitch on June 12, 2021.
    Off the ball, he fell to the ground and immediately the game was stopped. Viewers around the world looked on in horror as the midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest.
    Captain Simon Kjaer rushed to his aid, before admirably organising his team to make a circle around the star who was fighting to stay alive and getting treatment.
    He was given CPR and an Automated External Defibrillator was used to get his heart working again.
    “I was gone for five whole minutes,” he told the BBC.
    Denmark’s stars famously surrounded team mate Eriksen as he was receiving treatmentCredit: AFP
    Eriksen revealed he was ‘gone for five whole minutes’ before an Automated External Defibrillator got his heart working againCredit: Reuters
    Ready for the challenge
    Three days later, Eriksen posted a picture giving the thumbs up from a Copenhagen hospital bed and reassuring fans he was doing “fine under the circumstances.”
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    He vowed not to give up. He promised it would not be the end.
    To give him a chance at playing in the future – Eriksen was fitted with a revolutionary Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, which can reset the heart after a cardiac arrest.
    It’s a device half the size of a mobile phone that has wires leading to areas of the heart.
    But, Italian rules stipulate that players playing with heart starting devices are not allowed to play in the league again.
    It left Eriksen in a dilemma.
    A revolutionary Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator was fitted in Eriksen’s heart
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    Under the guidelines, Inter Milan had no option but to terminate Eriksen’s contract.
    They came to a mutual consent – with Inter apologetic over the circumstance.
    “The club and the entire Nerazzurri family wish Christian all the very best for his future,” Inter said in a statement.
    “Although Inter and Christian are now parting ways, the bond shall never be broken. The good times, the goals, the victories, those Scudetto celebrations with fans outside San Siro – all this will remain forever in Nerazzurri history.”
    It left Eriksen planning his future.
    Inter Milan were forced to terminate Eriksen’s contract after his ICD fitting broke Italian rulesCredit: Getty
    To Hounslow
    In January, Eriksen returned to our shores with Brentford.
    Thomas Frank, who worked with him at youth level with the Danes, revealed the former Spurs star was eager to impress and enjoyed being back in a football environment.
    “I must say he’s bubbling,” Frank told Sky Sports.
    “We are having him seven months after the incident so he missed badly being part of the group, being part of a club and hopefully we can add new chapters to the Brentford story.”
    27 days after it was announced the Bees had given him a short-term deal, Eriksen was back on a football pitch again.
    Replacing Mathias Jensen in 2-0 defeat to Newcastle, he was given a standing ovation as he ran onto the pitch.
    Just over two weeks later, he recorded his first assist in a 2-0 win over Burnley.
    Then in April, he was instrumental in Brentford stunning Chelsea 4-1 at Stamford Bridge – scoring his first goal since his return.
    Astonishingly, between the date of Eriksen’s Bees debut to the end of last campaign only Kevin De Bruyne and Martin Ødegaard created more chances in the Premier League.
    Back in January, Brentford offered Eriksen a route back to footballCredit: AFP
    Eriksen was instrumental in Brentford’s 4-1 win over ChelseaCredit: Getty
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    After his heroic return, Eriksen was a reported target for old club Spurs, while Brentford were hopeful he would stay in West London.
    It was the opportunity to work under Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag, though, that swayed his decision to sign for the Red Devils.
    At first, the decision seemed to backfire. A humbling at home to Brighton was followed by a 4-0 thrashing against Brentford. Worse still, Eriksen was caught on the ball for one of the goals as United and their new boy struggled.
    They got their season back on track with a morale-boosting win over Liverpool, then narrow wins over Southampton and Leicester. Eriksen was beginning to find his feet.
    And that came just in time for the home visit of league leaders Arsenal, a game that Eriksen had a major say in deciding.
    His passing during a crucial moment in the match helped United restore their lead against the Gunners – earning him the man-of-the-match award from Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.
    The opportunity to work with Erik ten Hag was too good to turn down for EriksenCredit: Reuters
    Eriksen was man of the match against Arsenal this seasonCredit: Reuters
    Taking his form onto international duty
    This week, on international duty, Eriksen has continued to show his resurgence is no fluke.
    Playing against world champions France, he dominated the midfield against the much-younger and dynamic Real Madrid pair Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni.
    His stats backed up his performance.
    Eriksen had 80 touches of the ball, completed eight key passes and over half of the crosses he attempted.
    He did not lose the ball while dribbling with it, came out on top in over half of the tackles he made, and his passes found their mark 84 per cent of the time.
    That is not to mention his raking ball forward in the build-up for Kasper Dolberg’s opening goal, or his corner which led to the second from Andreas Skov Olsen.
    Those eight key passes completed were a Nations League record, and his performance drew huge praise from France boss Didier Deschamps.
    “He has always been someone who has a remarkable technical ability,” Deschamps said.
    Eriksen bossed Aurelien Tchouameni off the park for Denmark against FranceCredit: Getty
    Eriksen celebrates a famous victory over the world championsCredit: Reuters
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    “But to play so frequently for his club in the midfield, to see the volume of games he plays, this ability to recover is impressive.”
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    Meet Joe Joyce’s stunning jet-setting girlfriend Nadine Davison who works as an A&E nurse in a London hospital

    MORE than 21,000 fans cheered on Joe Joyce as he saw off Joseph Parker at the AO Arena in Manchester over the weekend.But there has been no bigger supporter than long-term girlfriend Nadine Davison through the years.
    Meet the stunning Wag of boxer Joe Joyce, Nadine DavisonCredit: Instagram
    Kind-hearted Nadine works as a nurse for the NHSCredit: Instagram
    Joyce and Nadine celebrate victory after the boxer defeated Joseph ParkerCredit: Instagram
    The gorgeous brunette, 29, has seen The Juggernaut’s rise to WBO interim heavyweight champ – disposing of foes in his wake.
    Nadine, herself, knows a thing or two about people getting hurt – being a Senior Sister at a London hospital.
    When she’s not ringside or working, the stunner loves to travel the globe.
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    Nadine is a Guernsey girl, born in the Channel Islands, where she has family there.
    She has shared snaps with Joyce visiting her hometown on Instagram to her 2,400 followers.
    It is not known how long the pair have dated.
    However, she has played the role of supportive partner – and is often seen watching him in action.
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    After his victory against Parker, she was seen posing behind the scenes with Joyce and his WBO belt in an image shared on social media.
    Nadine captioned the snap: “What a fight, what a night, what a guy!!”
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    As the Wag of a leading British sport star, Nadine does get to live a life of luxury.
    Her Instagram is full of photos enjoying luxury breaks away.
    Nadine is originally from GuernseyCredit: Instagram
    Glam Nadine has become a favourite on InstagramCredit: Instagram
    Nadine loves to travel and shares her adventures on social mediaCredit: Instagram
    Last summer, Joyce and Nadine enjoyed some sun and sea in Turkey.
    Fitness fanatic Nadine also went to Norway recently on a short trip.
    In recent years, the beauty has also been seen showing off her amazing bikini body in Croatia and Dubai.
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    When Nadine isn’t watching boxing or topping up her tan, she works full-time as a nurse.
    She began as a medical practitioner at Guernsey Medical Department, before moving to London.
    Currently, she is a senior sister at King’s College Hospital, where she is team leader of the emergency department.
    Admirably, Nadine is working in the NHS and seemingly loves what she does.
    And her work was celebrated by fashion brand Boden in an ad over Christmas.
    She appeared alongside other nurses in a promotional campaign for the group.
    Her role could also come in handy in treating Joyce for any wounds he might need healing after a bout.
    Nadine appeared in a Boden ad over Christmas
    Nadine at Guernsey Medical DepartmentCredit: Instagram
    Over the summer Nadine visited TurkeyCredit: Instagram
    Nadine shows off her amazing bikini bodyCredit: Instagram
    Happy couple Joyce and Nadine lap up the sunshine in TurkeyCredit: Instagram
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    Meet Neymar’s entourage who earn $11k-per-month, go to exclusive celeb parties and mingle with stars

    WHO needs a real job?PSG star Neymar transcends the world of football, enjoying the glitzy showbiz lifestyle of a true celebrity.
    Being in Neymar’s entourage means you live a life of luxuryCredit: Instagram
    From attending elite fashion parties to taking fancy holidays, the Brazilian superstar knows how to live.
    And if you’re lucky, you will be part of Neymar’s inner circle, called the ‘parcas’ in his homeland, who indulge in the high-life with him.
    Parcas is a slang term in Portuguese meaning ‘partners’, and just like Vinny Chase in US TV show Entourage, the footballer has a group of pals he trusts more than anyone else.
    Enter the world of one of the most famous sports stars on the planet…
    There’s a popular joke in Brazil that if you’re Neymar’s friend, you won’t feel the current economic and unemployment crisis that’s sweeping the country.
    And these three live-in mates are reportedly all on the payroll, earning around $11k-per-month from the former Barcelona star.
    Gil Cebola, Jota Amancio and Carlos Henrique are key members of his entourage, each providing a different role within ‘Team Neymar’.
    Gil Cebola is Neymar’s personal photographerCredit: Instagram
    Carlos Henrique is the business brains of Neymar’s entourageCredit: Instagram
    They all live with him in the posh Paris suburb Bougival, in a mansion worth millions.
    Cebola worked briefly as his agent, before assuming his role as chief photographer, managing Neymar’s live broadcasts and videos on social media.
    Off the back of that, Cebola has launched a clothing brand, a tattoo shop and an events production company.
    He now has over 670,000 followers on Instagram, and was selected by Google to photograph an ad campaign in Brazil in recent years. It pays to know Neymar.
    Amancio, who calls himself Neymar’s personal adviser, is perhaps closest to the forward.
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    The pair played together in the youth ranks at Santos, and he is akin to a “brother” to the footballer.
    “We met when we were only 13 years old and since then we have grown up together,” Amancio told Marca.
    “We lived in the same house for seven years, we studied together, and until 2010 we played in the same team,”
    While Henrique appears to be the brains of the trio, looking after his pal’s commercial and business interests off the pitch.
    Jota Amancio has known Neymar since they were 13 playing in Santos’ youth teamCredit: Instagram
    Neymar and his entourage live in a stunning mansion in the Bougival suburb of ParisCredit: EPA
    The three were seen partying with Neymar in Las Vegas, alongside Serena Williams, a host of stunning models and UFC Octagon Girls Jhenny Andrade and Camila Oliveira, while Brazil were playing in the Copa America in 2016.
    For Neymar’s 26th birthday his friends also helped him organise a party at the exclusive Pavillion Cambon in Paris, where guests included Lewis Hamilton, Brazilian Ronaldo, and Victoria’s Secret beauty Izabel Goulart.
    With a net worth of around $121m, Neymar isn’t afraid to show his entourage a good time.
    After all, he believes the parcas are the reason he is where he is today.
    Before his record-breaking transfer to PSG, he flew them to the party island of Ibiza where the gang partied on yachts, in super clubs and rented a huge mansion.
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    It made NBA superstar Draymond Green take note.
    “We see stars in America and it’s amazing,” he said on ESPN.
    “But [footballers like Neymar] are stars on a completely different level over there. It’s insane. It’s like a huge cult.”
    And after his move to Paris, they all went straight to St Tropez, partying at a beach club.
    Club revellers saw 12 bottles of champagne delivered to his table, while a funk version of the Brazilian national anthem played as a backdrop.
    Neymar isn’t afraid of sharing his $121m fortune with his friendsCredit: Instagram
    Exclusive fashion parties thrown by Balmain are attended by Neymar and palsCredit: Instagram
    When Neymar sealed his move to PSG, he celebrated partying with his pals in St TropezCredit: Splash News
    However, there are those that believe having such an entourage is detriment to Neymar’s career.
    Former Santos marketing director Eduardo Musa worked exclusively as Neymar’s personal adviser for six years.
    One of his many jobs involved looking after an unlimited credit card that paid for the expenses of Neymar’s friends.
    He quit working for the Brazil star after he grew tired of working for such a big name in the game.
    “I can’t complain about anything; it was an amazing experience—my goal as a professional,” Musa told Bleacher Report.
    “But inevitably, when you work with such a huge guy [as Neymar], you have no personal life. I don’t want to pay this price again.”
    Musa encouraged the entourage to become a support system for their pal, but Neymar’s father wasn’t fond of that idea.
    “I have no doubt they’re very important for Neymar, but I tried to turn them into a professional support for Neymar’s career as well.
    “One of them would become a photographer, the other would work as a manager.
    “But his father didn’t accept it [at that time].”
    Former Santos marketing director Eduardo Musa worked as Neymar’s personal advisor for six years
    Musa stopped working with Neymar after falling out with his dadCredit: AFP or licensors
    Being Neymar isn’t easy.
    The expectation on the shoulders of one of the world’s best footballers for club and country could make a mere mortal crumble.
    Gustavo Almeida, another close friend, explained what the entourage provides.
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    “He lives in a pressure-cooker and we are an escape [from it],” he told Brazilian outlet UOL Esporte.
    “We don’t talk about football. We’re a way for him to let go of the stress of his life. We’re together to chat, travel.”
    Every Brazilian kid dreams of becoming the next Ronaldo, Zico or Pele… but now just being friends with the new wonderkid on the scene seems to be just as lucrative.
    The pressure on Neymar’s shoulders for club and country is immenseCredit: Alamy Live News
    Gustavo Almeida says the entourage exists to relieve Neymar from the stresses of footballCredit: Instagram More

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    Jose Mourinho’s kids are branching out on their own, with daughter’s jewellery worn by Stormzy and son a budding coach

    HE is not the only Special One in the family.For years Jose Mourinho has lived off that moniker, leading the likes of Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Manchester United, Tottenham and now Roma to success.
    Jose Mourinho’s daughter is an award-winning jewellerCredit: Getty
    His son Jose Jr is an aspiring footballer and coachCredit: Getty
    Stormzy teamed up with Matilde Jewellery for a music video shootCredit: Instagram
    But daughter Matilde is showing her own unique talents as a jeweller.
    The 25-year-old’s brand Matilde Jewellery scooped the Emerging Brand of the Year gong at the Professional Jeweller Awards.
    It was also worn by Stormzy in his new video Mel Made Me Do It, which dad Jose makes an appearance in.
    While son Jose Jr, 21, is an aspiring footballer and coach who has been on the books of Fulham.
    Back in December 2020, Jose’s ambitious offspring launched her own jewellery brand.
    What made it different from its competitors was her promise to make pieces from sustainable materials.
    Her passion for jewellery began in 2018, when she was gifted a gold bracelet for her 18th birthday by her parents.
    “I was so excited. It was my first piece of proper jewellery,” she told the Daily Mail.
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    She uses lab-grown diamonds because they “have the least impact on the environment.”
    Matilde studied her craft at the London College of Fashion before doing an MA in Entrepreneurship: Fashion and Creative Industries at Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design.
    It was on a shopping trip with her mum she learned that diamonds can be lab-grown.
    She said: “We walked into a shop where a jewellery brand was doing a pop-up. The founder came up and said: ‘Did you know all our jewellery uses lab-grown diamonds?’ I was like, ‘What?’ I was intrigued.
    Matilde’s jewellery line won a prestigious award at the Professional Jeweller AwardsCredit: Instagram @matildefmf
    Matilde Jewellery uses sustainable materials, including lab-grown diamondsCredit: Instagram @matilde.jewellery
    Pieces from Matilde’s range can cost up to £1,850Credit: Instagram @matilde.jewellery
    Dad Jose Mourinho has been seen wearing Matilde’s men’s jewellery collectionCredit: Instagram @josemourinho
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    “My mum was born in Angola, which is where a lot of the horrible impact from blood diamonds took place. She was always vocal about it. She thought it was amazing that lab-grown diamonds existed.”
    Matilde now has her own pop-up shop in the heart of London’s Soho that’s open until Christmas Eve.
    Inside, you’ll find pieces for men and women costing up to £1,850.
    Celebrity fans include actress Naomi Scott and film producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
    While dad Jose has worn a bracelet and ring made by his daughter at training with Roma.
    Most recently, Stormzy modelled some pieces for his latest music video, Mel Made Me Do It.
    Jose Sr shared images behind the scenes on his Instagram about his cameo.
    He captioned the image: “Was great fun doing this cameo for Stormzy’s new music video out today. I had a great time and it’s great to see him wearing @matilde.jewellery”
    Although he’s currently without a club, Mourinho’s son Jose Jr is an able goalkeeper.
    For three years he was on Fulham’s books before he was released in 2017.
    Now 21, he could consider a move into coaching.
    And, if his dad is to be believed, he could become a better coach than him.
    Back in 2018, the youngster was sat on the bench alongside his dad when Manchester United took on Swansea.
    For his work experience, he then delivered a tactical analysis of what was wrong with his father’s side.
    Jose revealed: “In a period of a few bad results one day, he comes up with some analysis on my team — obviously suffering because Dad wasn’t doing well.
    “We had lost to Watford and Manchester City, I think, and he came with the stats of the team. I showed them to my assistants and I told them, ‘Be careful as one day this boy will take one of your places’.
    Jose Jr was an able goalkeeper and was formerly on Fulham’s booksCredit: PA:Empics Sport
    When his father was at Manchester United, he Jose Jr sat in the dugout for work experienceCredit: Getty
    Jose Mourinho believes his son could one day become a great coachCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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    “But in fact I compare him with me at his age, where I would try to do the same sort of things for my dad — of course with different technology methods, but analysis from a kid aged 16 then.”
    The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, as Mourinho’s kids are making their own way in life.
    Clearly, the Special One has produced a couple of Special Ones.
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    Inside Tyson Fury’s six meal a day diet featuring CURRY which helped body transformation before Wilder fight

    TYSON FURY’S phenomenal body transformation before he fought Deontay Wilder was down to a diet of six meals a day – including a wholesome CURRY.The WBC champ, 34, lost an incredible 10st before his first fight with the Bronze Bomber back in 2018.

    Apple cranberry stuffed porkloin, with butternut squash, quinoa, walnuts, and spinach is a favourite for dinnerCredit: Instagram
    George Lockhart flew over to the UK to help Fury again
    Tyson Fury still gets his intake of meat and fish – but it’s cooked to perfectionCredit: Instagram
    The nutritionist even makes cauliflower look appetisingCredit: Instagram
    Fury got in shape with his diet after snapping up UFC chef and Conor McGregor nutritionist George Lockhart.
    And Lockhart even took to Instagram to reveal he was flying back to the UK to help Fury back in 2020.
    Along with a picture of his British Airways ticket, he wrote: “Here we go again!!!! #tysonfury #lockhartandleith #cookingforthechamp #ufc #weightcut #takingover”
    Naturally-gifted 6ft 9in Fury has used to appear as though he played fast and loose with the science of the sport.
    Friend and camp manager Timothy Allcock was also his personal cook ahead of his first fight against Wilder in December 2018 and peanut butter chicken was on the menu almost every night.
    Fighting man Fury showed little interest in the diet fads and micro meals that come in and out of fashion among fighters and celebrities.
    But he has handed over the pots and pans to former US marine and MMA fighter Lockhart to get in shape – and stay there.
    Lockhart makes salmon cakes with spicy jalapenos, coriander and Greek yogurt dressing for Fury.
    The heavyweight boxer is encouraged to wolf down Dijon,maple syrup, and greek yogurt dip with flaxseed lavish, black bean brown basmati puree, spinach, lemon juice, wrapped and seared with prosciuttoCredit: Instagram
    Tyson Fury has previously hired in his own artisan butcher to load up on meat before fights
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    The expert cook even managed to make brussel sprouts look appetising in one social media post.
    Fury’s tastebuds would have been left tingling by Sriracha honey salmon laid out on a bed of quinoa and Greek rice and skewered chicken with tzatziki sauce was probably a big hit for the fighter.
    Team Fury were purring over a dish of strawberry and mango salsa with tomato and cilantro rice and chilli bean shrimp patty.
    And the once 28st food lover was allowed to pig out on a stunning pork dish of apple and cranberry stuffed loin with butternut squash, quinoa, walnuts, and spinach and topped with a citrus avocado vinaigrette.
    With Fury’s intense training leading to a calorie deficit, he would have been boosted by a meaty serving of dijon maple syrup seared wild salmon with rosemary, garlic, roasted sweet potatoes, and tomato, spinach and bean chilli.
    Lockhart even manages to make cauliflower appetising by jazzing it up with hummus patties with cilantro lime shrimp and rice, with macadamia nut, avocado, cilantro, lime sauce.
    And Fury might be able to deal with his next opponent a little easier after scoffing a healthy version of sausages.
    The Morecambe-based man had apple and chicken sausage with sweet potatoes, spinach quinoa, cooked in chicken broth with a side of baked kale chips and avocado.
    Even Fury’s favourite, a curry, makes the list, with Lockhart keen to make sure the boxer gets his red meat intake just right.
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    David Beckham’s amazing £6m Cotswolds mansion is a converted Grade II-listed farmhouse with plunge pool and tennis court

    DAVID BECKHAM loves showing off his stunning £6million Cotswolds mansion on social media.It’s where he celebrated recent birthdays, accompanied by wife Victoria, 48, and three of their children, including once when he was treated to a bacon-and-egg sandwich with presents wrapped in paper adorned by his own face.
    David Beckham poses alongside wife Victoria and their four children outside their Cotswolds homeCredit: INSTAGRAM
    The Beckhams often show the property off on social mediaCredit: Instagram
    The main living area boasts a huge fireplace for the famous family to keep cosyCredit: Instagram
    An outdoor firepit is on hand for family barbecuesCredit: Instagram
    The stunning Cotswolds retreat was a Grade II-listed farmhouse that was converted into the sprawling mansion-like building.
    Purchased in December 2016 for a reported £6.15million, 47-year-old David and Victoria took their youngest children Harper, 11, Romeo, 20, and Cruz, 17, to the country when lockdown was imposed last year.
    The Beckhams can boast a lengthy property portfolio featuring a London townhouse, Dubai beach property and Miami penthouse.
    Home comforts abound inside their Cotswold abode with chandeliers and an enormous roaring fireplace.
    The kitchen hosts long tables, gorgeous stone floors and an Aga oven, leading to a vast outdoor eating area to match the one inside.
    A tennis court can be found outside with a garden that holds a plunge pool and an interesting looking outhouse that could be a sauna.
    Victoria held a party for her family to celebrate her 46th birthday last year at their homeCredit: Instagram
    There is a plunge pool, modelled here by Cruz, in the gardenCredit: Instagram
    The £6m property was purchased in December 2016
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    Meanwhile, SunSport exclusively revealed yesterday Beckham has landed yet another multi-million pound pay day for fronting a new Qatar World Cup advertising campaign.
    The ex-England captain is pocketing a seven figure sum with former NFL ace Peyton Manning, 46, to star in TV and print ads for sponsors Doritos.
    Becks and his American Football counterpart shot the campaign in the UK this week.
    The spoof jokes about the differences between the two forms of “football”.
    A source said: “This is a megabucks campaign for two of the most famous sportsmen in the world, centred around the planet’s biggest tournament.
    “It’s huge money for both of them — but fronting anything with a Qatar link is always going to have an element of controversy.”
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    Inside Lionel Messi’s £23million property empire, with PSG star owning mansions in Barcelona, Ibiza and Miami

    LIONEL MESSI has lived in some of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious homes.But that goes with the territory when you are the world’s most successful footballer and boast a £524million fortune.
    Lionel Messi has lived in homes worth a combined £23mCredit: AFP
    Messi is believed to rent an apartment in Villes de Neuilly in ParisCredit: Alamy
    The Argentinian legend, 35, currently stars for PSG and is reportedly renting an abode in Villes de Neuilly in Paris for £18,000-per-month.
    And over the years he’s had mansions in Barcelona and Miami. While recently he added Ibiza and Rosario to his property portfolio.
    SunSport takes a peek through Messi’s houses worth around £23million.
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    Where it all began, Messi was a king in Catalonia – and he lived like one too.
    His digs there were located in the exclusive suburb of Castelldefels – where the richest of the rich reside.
    It boasted astonishing sea views, and was in a no-fly zone – meaning planes had to deviate their routes around it.
    And it was perfectly situated – just a 12mile drive from the Camp Nou.
    Messi’s Barcelona home was found in the exclusive suburb of Castelldefels
    Just a 12mile drive from the Camp Nou, it was perfectly situated
    Being in a no-fly zone, Messi was able to get plenty of sleep at his homeCredit: Instagram
    The garden boasted a small football pitch for Messi to hone his skillsCredit: Instagram
    In one of the rooms Messi has all the shirts he’s collected from opposition playersCredit: Instagram
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    Messi, wife Antonella Roccuzzo and their three children also had plenty to love about the living area – from a small football pitch, a swimming pool, an indoor gym and even a playground.
    He was surrounded by good company too – with close pal Luiz Suarez once living nearby.
    It’s not known if he kept the property or sold it when he left for Paris. It is valued at the £5.5million mark.
    In 2020, the diminutive footballer laid down roots in the US – splashing £5million on a massive Miami apartment.
    This, of course, sparked the rumour mill into overdrive with reports suggesting Messi was going to embark on a new journey in the MLS with David Beckham’s Inter Miami.
    The remarkable property sits on Sunny Isles Beach with beautiful views of the ocean – just ten miles from Miami Beach.
    The luxury condo has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 360-degree views of the stunning Miami skyline and even a 1,000-bottle wine cellar in 511 square metres of indoor space.
    As well as its own private pool, the apartment boasts access to six pools in total.
    There is also a spa, fitness centre, yoga studio, children’s playhouse and a champagne bar in the complex.
    In 2020, Messi splashed £5m on a luxury Miami condoCredit: Regalia Miami Condos
    The kitchen has ample space for family diningCredit: Regalia Miami Condos
    Ocean views surrounded the luxury apartmentCredit: Regalia Miami Condos
    Messi reportedly put the apartment up for sale last yearCredit: Regalia Miami Condos
    And just to top it off, a private chef is on-site for when residents want to line their stomachs before delving into the expansive wine cellar.
    However, last year it was reported that Messi has put the property on the market.
    From Miami to Ibiza, Messi’s recent addition is a £9.5million holiday home in the Balearic island, to go with his hotel there.
    Alas, it’s going to need a bit of work.
    It has been said that the mansion has planning problems and has not yet been granted a certificate of occupancy – a document issued by a local government agency certifying it is in a liveable condition.
    The planning issues are linked to the construction of several rooms in the property’s garage before Messi’s purchase according to a report by newspaper Periodico de Ibiza.
    Messi and wife Antonela Roccuzzo regularly spend their summers in IbizaCredit: Instagram @antonelaroccuzzo
    In 2018, Messi bought the Hotel MiM Ibiza and SpaCredit: Instagram @hotelesvive
    It is believed he may have to demolish the rooms that did not form part of the original plans in the new-build property.
    Messi will be hopeful the work will be done next summer – given he loves spending time in Ibiza when the season’s over.
    Home is where the heart is, even though Messi left Rosario when he was just 13 to follow his football dream in Barcelona.
    At the turn of the year, he is believed to have splashed £3million on a mansion called ‘The Fortress’ on the outskirts of where he was born.
    The enormous space has three adjoining plots of land and can be found in a gated community.
    There is a massive cinema, a fully-equipped gym, as well as an underground garage for 15 cars. Perfect to house Messi’s mega car collection.
    Argentinian media claim the house has between 20-25 rooms and a playroom that is the size of the whole top floor.
    This year, Messi reportedly splashed £3m on a gated home in Rosario
    Messi could retire in his Argentinian home with beauty AntonellaCredit: Instagram @antoroccuzzo10
    While reports also added that visitors will see a giant floor to ceiling portrait of the back of Messi wearing his famous No10 shirt for Argentina.
    Dad Jorge was reportedly in charge of designing the property – to let his son concentrate on his football career.
    By the sounds of it, it appears to be where he plans to retire. More