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Vinicius Junior set to extend stay at Real Madrid

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Real Madrid are on the verge of securing a new long-term contract for their Brazilian sensation, Vinicius Junior, as the clock ticks down on his current deal set to expire next June.

Reports from renowned Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano indicate that the new deal is “101% sealed,” signalling the club’s intent to retain their talented forward.

Tweet from Fabrizio Romano about Vinicius Junior’s new contract

Despite grappling with injuries this season, the 23-year-old has demonstrated his worth, amassing three goals and an assist in just seven appearances across various competitions. Since his arrival from Flamengo in 2018, Vinicius has featured prominently for Real Madrid, tallying an impressive 232 appearances, with 62 goals and 65 assists to his name.

Vinicius’s last season at the club was undoubtedly his most prolific, with a remarkable 23 goals and 21 assists in 55 outings. In a recent 4-0 victory against Osasuna, the young Brazilian notched another goal and an assist, expressing his deep commitment to the club after the match: “It is always an honour to play here at Real Madrid, with these fans and the love they have for me. I am very happy to play here, and I want to continue playing here at Real Madrid all my life.”

The impending contract extension for Vinicius is rumoured to span until 2027, featuring an eye-catching release clause of €1 billion (£870 million). This clause underlines Real Madrid’s determination to safeguard their prized asset.

Vinicius was not the only standout performer against Osasuna. Joselu and Jude Bellingham also found the net, with the latter bagging a brace, taking his tally to an astonishing 10 goals in just 10 appearances this season.

Real Madrid’s head coach, Carlo Ancelotti, praised Bellingham’s versatility, stating, “He’s finding a lot of possibilities in attack, he’s very involved, I’ve told him that he doesn’t have a fixed position and that’s benefiting him.”

Despite being only 20 years old, Bellingham’s maturity and rapid development have astounded observers. Ancelotti added, “This maturity that he has, he makes us forget that he’s 20 years old. He’s learned very quickly, and he’s very happy to be here and is enjoying his time, but always with his feet on the ground and very serious and professional.”

Real Madrid, riding a four-game winning streak in all competitions, are primed for their next challenge. They will aim to maintain their winning ways when they face Sevilla in La Liga action on October 21.

As Real Madrid continue to build for the future, securing Vinicius Junior’s commitment represents a pivotal step in maintaining their status as a footballing powerhouse. With exciting talents like Vinicius and Bellingham, the future looks bright for Los Blancos.

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EPL: 11 Chelsea players miss training ahead of Everton clash

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EPL: 11 Chelsea players miss training ahead of Everton clash

At least 11 Chelsea players were absent in training ahead of Monday’s Premier League clash against Everton.

According to Standard Sport, Axel Disasi and Enzo Fernandez have joined the injury list.

Raheem Sterling and Robert Sanchez are listed as ill.

Already unavailable are Levi Colwill, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Romeo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku and Lesley Ugochukwu all on the club’s injury report.

But there is a positive update for Chelsea with defender Ben Chilwell returning to partial training.

The Blues go into the game sitting in 9th place with 44 points.

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EPL: Man City cannot drop points – Guardiola

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EPL: Man City cannot drop points – Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has admitted his team cannot afford to drop more points in the Premier League title race.

The champions are looking to win the trophy for an unprecedented fourth consecutive season.

However, they are currently in third place, behind rivals Arsenal and Liverpool on the table.

City will play Luton Town first, before Liverpool host Crystal Palace and Aston Villa travel to Arsenal on Sunday.

“The Premier League is so important. I expect a game similar to the Premier League when we won 2-1 at the end of the FA Cup. We have to be ready.

“We’re fighting for the title, we cannot drop points,” Guardiola told reporters today.

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Fenerbahce fined over Turkish Super Cup walk-out

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Fenerbahce fined over Turkish Super Cup walk-out

Fenerbahce were fined 115,000 euros ($123,175) on Thursday over their Turkish Super Cup protest at the weekend.

Fenerbahce walked off the field in the opening minutes of the fixture against Galatasaray on Sunday as a protest against alleged unfair treatment.

Fenerbahce fielded an Under-19 team for the game against their Istanbul rivals. Galatasaray went ahead after three minutes with Fenerbahce then walking off in a pre-planned protest.

The Turkish Football Federation awarded Galatasaray a 3-0 win and issued Fenerbahce with the six-figure fine.

“It’s time for Turkish football to be reset,” Fenerbahce president Ali Koc had told a press conference before the match.

Fenerbahce are chasing their first Turkish title since 2014 and are two points behind champions Galatasaray with seven rounds to go. Fenerbahce claim they are being picked on.

They had asked for the Super Cup to be postponed ahead of their Europa League quarter-final against Olympiakos on Thursday.

And the club had also demanded that a foreign referee take charge of the Super Cup, citing unfavourable treatment from Turkish referees.

Both demands were denied by the Turkish federation.

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