Football news LIVE: Varane injury casts DOUBT over World Cup, De Gea ‘offered’ to Sevilla, Zaha LINKED to Liverpool

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Graham Potter has explained why he hung Marc Cucurella after just 36 minutes against Man Utd.

He said: “The feeling in the game was that we were a bit overwhelmed in midfield and we needed an extra player to create a bit more pressure and stop them building up their attacks and therefore surrendering. more difficult to build. ours.

“It’s just a feeling I had. It was not an easy decision at all, but the boys reacted very well and gave their all.

Man City are keeping tabs on Georgia striker dubbed the new Georgi Kinkladze.

Napoli striker Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has a growing group of admirers after a stellar first three months in Italy, with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain among them.

Today, City take a keen interest in them – and the Kvaratskhelia are fond of them because of Kinkladze, who is a cult figure for his unforgettable stay in the 1990s.

The Georgia international, who can play anywhere in the top three, was a key man in Napoli’s 4-1 Champions League win over Liverpool.

Fans were left in hysterics by Peter Schmeichel’s reaction to Chelsea ace Mateo Kovacic walking off the pitch with only his PANTS on.

The Croatian star, 28, came on as a first-half substitute in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

Jorginho thought he had won the game from the penalty spot but his opener was canceled out by an injury-time equalizer by Red Devils summer signing Casemiro.

But full time, Kovacic had stripped down to his pants, socks and boots.

The midfielder raced confidently up the pitch and into the tunnel, where he passed Man Utd legend Schmeichel.

The iconic stopper looked Kovacic up and down, before taking a second look and laughing.

Crystal Palace have verified the one who got away – Middlesbrough’s Isaiah Jones.

The Eagles are interested in the right-back as they look to strengthen in that area.

Jones, 23, born in London, is a player they could have landed as a child.
He made his name on their doorstep at Tooting & Mitcham.

But instead, he was picked up by Boro.

Palace are also considering a return for their former defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 24.

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