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'I'm not interested' – Chelsea boss Antonio Conte refuses to talk about rivalry with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

The pair will meet on Sunday when Man United play Chelsea, live on talkSPORT Friday, February 23, 2018 Antonio Conte refused to speak about his bitter feud with rival Jose Mourinho ahead of Chelsea’s visit to Manchester United. Blues boss Conte has clashed numerous times with the United boss since arriving at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2016. Last month he called Mourinho a little man and also suggested he had amnesia. Mourinho, meanwhile, inferred Conte behaved like a clown on the touchline, as well as alluding to his…

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Mauricio Pochettino refuses to use illness as an excuse for Southampton draw

Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham’s players were hit by a virus last week but insisted that was no excuse for their sloppy display against Southampton. Christian Eriksen was a surprise absentee from the Spurs squad as he and Hugo Lloris were both struck down by illness and unable to travel to the south coast. Harry Kane cancelled out Davinson Sanchez’s own-goal but a below-par Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw and missed the chance to move into the Premier League’s top four. They will fall five points behind Liverpool if…

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Quique Sanchez Flores refuses to disclose if he has received an offer to become Stoke City manager

Quique Sanchez Flores brushed aside questions about his future following Espanyol’s Copa del Rey tie on Thursday night after emerging as the favourite to become the next Stoke manager. Press Association Sport understands Flores is the Premier League club’s first choice to replace Mark Hughes and that a Stoke delegation met with the former Watford boss in Barcelona on Wednesday. However, Flores preferred to focus on his side’s cup exploits rather than discuss himself after seeing his Espanyol side progress to the quarter-finals after overturning a first-leg deficit with a…

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Pep Guardiola refuses to rule out move for Alexis Sanchez after Gabriel Jesus injury

Pep Guardiola refused to rule out a fresh approach for Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez after Gabriel Jesus suffered a suspected knee injury in Manchester City’s 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace. On a damaging afternoon, City’s pursuit of a 19th successive Premier League victory ended in frustration and with injuries to Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne, who was taken off on a stretcher following a late challenge by Jason Puncheon. That came in a dramatic finish to the match, which saw Ederson save Luka Milivojevic’s late penalty to keep City unbeaten in…

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Rafael Benitez refuses to discuss Newcastle takeover after Leicester defeat

The Magpies slipped to within two points of the Premier League relegation zone Saturday, December 9, 2017 Rafael Benitez insisted he cannot even think about a takeover of Newcastle and the cash it could hand him as he attempts to prevent their season from unravelling. The promoted Magpies slipped to within two points of the Premier League relegation zone after Leicester condemned them to a sixth defeat in seven games with a last-gasp winner at St James’ Park. Former Newcastle skipper Alan Shearer summed up the frustration of many among…

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Everton boss Sam Allardyce refuses to rule out move for Borussia Dortmund ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is being linked with a move to the Premier League Saturday, December 9, 2017 Sam Allardyce has admitted Everton could move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Having failed to adequately replace Romelu Lukaku in the summer, the Toffees are on the lookout for a new striker. Recent reports have suggested Aubameyang is the man they want, with a £60m bid said to be in the offing. Allardyce was evasive when quizzed about his interest in the Dortmund star on Friday – but refused to rule out making a move in January….

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Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

Joe Root insists England are still “massively” in the Ashes series despite falling 2-0 behind with a 120-run defeat in the second Test. England arrived on the final day at the Adelaide Oval with an outside chance of sustaining their revival in the inaugural pink-ball Ashes encounter. But after conceding a 215-run first-innings deficit, even James Anderson’s maiden five-wicket haul in Australia and then a battling half-century from the England captain himself could not truly turn back the tide. DAY FIVE REPORT: England hope quickly extinguished as Australia storm into 2-0…

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