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Newcastle United – 22 Feb 18:04

Euro Paper Talk: Real playmaker tipped to snub Chelsea; Liverpool handed big boost in chase for La Liga star

Chelsea have been tipped to miss out on a Real Madrid playmaker, while Liverpool have been given hope of a summer deal for a top target after he sought showdown talks with Real, according to Thursday’s European papers.



Real Madrid will not allow playmaker Marco Asensio to join Chelsea this summer, according former MLS star Alejandro Moreno.

The Blues are one of a number of top clubs who are monitoring the Spain star’s situation at the Bernabeu, as Real prepare for a summer clear-out of some of their top stars.

Asensio, however, has been a regular under Zinedine Zidane this season, scoring 10 goals in 36 appearances for the La Liga giants.

And ESPN pundit Moreno believes there is no way that the 22-year-old will allowed to move on at the end of the season.

“I don’t think Real Madrid is in a position to allow a talent like Marco Asensio to go,” the Venezuelan said.

“I think he has been one of the players that has turned Real Madrid around over the last couple of weeks.

“It feels as though this is the sort of player that you can build around rather than just send them somewhere else.

“I think he stays at Real Madrid.”



Dani Ceballos has demanded showdown talks with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, according to reports in Spain.

Mundo Deportivo claim the player is fuming with the Real boss after finally giving him his first taste of first-team football this calendar year during Wednesday’s 3-1 win at Leganes. But the player feels his injury-time introduction, in which he failed to touch the ball, is an insult and is now demanding clarification from Zidane if he has a future at the club.

According to reports, Ceballos will use the meeting to demand the chance to join Liverpool in the summer, should the Reds renew their interest.

It’s suggested he will demand Zidane gives him guarantees and more match action before the season is out – or he will push to leave in the summer.

The player has played only 188 minutes in La Liga games so far this season – not enough for a man considered one of the brightest young talents in Spain.

Ceballos has a €500m release clause in his contract, but it more likely to be valued at around €40million should a move materialise this summer.

Spanish journalist Cristobal Soria, who has a close relationship with the midfielder, meanwhile has told El Chiringuito TV that he was keen to join the Reds in January.

“Ceballos wanted to go to Liverpool in winter and the club wouldn’t let him. Something’s going on,” he said.

“He went on to say that the Spaniard is doing all he can to get more game time.

“He works and sacrifices himself as the most. That’s why he doesn’t understand. But he wants to keep fighting.”


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Manchester United are ready to throw everything at beating Real Madrid to the €200m signing of Neymar – should PSG give any indication they are willing to sell the €250m-rated Brazilian (Don Balon)

Lionel Messi has urged Barcelona to sanction a swap deal that would see €105m Barcelona man Ousmane Dembele leave for Atletico Madrid – with Antoine Griezmann moving the other way for his €100m release clause (Diario Gol)

Arsenal and Roma target Yannick Carrasco is close to joining Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang from Atletico Madrid in a €70m deal (Marca)

Emre Can won’t make any decision or announcement over his future while Liverpool remain in the Champions League – in case the Reds draw one of his potential suitors in Juventus, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid or Manchester City (Tuttosport)

Real Madrid would be willing to sell Gareth Bale this summer should his €90m asking price be met (Marca)

AC Milan have put talks with Antonio Conte on hold – thanks to the success of Gennaro Gattuso (Calciomercato)

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri believes one-time Liverpool target Piotr Zielinski has the potential to be as good as Manchester City superstar Kevin De Bruyne (Corriere dello Sport)

Liverpool target and Valencia loan star star Geoffrey Kondogbia has revealed that if he had the money he would pay his own €25m buyout clause to push through a move away from Inter Milan (Calciomercato)

Gremio midfielder Arthur has confirmed his move to Barcelona is ‘on track’  – but he has not yet signed a deal with the Catalan giants (Diario Gol)

Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City have shown interest in longstanding Barcelona target Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax (Mundo Deportivo)

Mauro Icardi’s agent/wife Wanda Nara has given Real Madrid and Manchester United fresh hopes to sign the Argentinean at the end of the season (Corriere dello Sport)

Experienced Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari has earned a contract with Deportivo La Coruna after a successful trial (Gianluca Di Marzio)

Chelsea and Manchester United have received mixed messages over €60m target Alex Sandro (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Zenit defender Domenico Criscito has agreed to make return to Genoa at the end of the season (Il Secolo XIX)

David De Gea has told friends that Jose Mourinho is willing to let him leave for Real Madrid at the end of the season, provided the La Liga giants offer German midfielder Toni Kroos in exchange (Don Balon)

Philippe Coutinho has reportedly told Barcelona teammates that Liverpool are in the market to sign Karim Benzema (Don Balon)

AC Milan left-back Luca Antonelli is interesting Fiorentina this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)


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Newcastle United – 22 Feb 13:44

Chelsea look to benefit from Newcastle upheaval by pinching star

Chelsea are reportedly monitoring Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles with a view to making a move for the defender this summer.

Blues boss Antonio Conte is looking to add another centre-back option to his squad, despite his own Stamford Bridge future being in doubt beyond the end of this season.

The reigning Premier League champions, who have struggled in their attempt to defend the title, are said to be looking to add more young English players to their squad and the 24-year-old Lascelles fits the profile of what they are looking for, according to the report in the London Evening Standard.

The Blues added Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater in the last two transfer windows to prove that point, while their current centre-back options will need freshening up as both Gary Cahill, 32, and David Luiz, 30, are moving into the latter stages of their careers.


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Neither are assured of their starting spots any more due to the emergence of Andreas Christensen and the summer arrival of Antonio Rudiger and that has prompted Chelsea to look for reinforcements in that area.

Lascelles has been excellent in a Newcastle side that has struggled at time this season, so much so that he was given a new six-year contract worth a reported £50,000-a-week in October last year.

Chelsea, however, can comfortably top that salary and the fact that Amanda Staveley’s proposed takeover of Newcastle feel through has alerted the west London giants that the Magpies may be open to selling one of their top stars.

The report does though go on to state that Newcastle are not actively looking to sell Lascelles and that Toon boss Rafa Benitez will fight tooth and nail to keep the former Nottingham Forest star.



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Newcastle United – 22 Feb 09:26

Paper Talk: Spurs star to snub Real; Wenger makes Welbeck plea

A Tottenham star insists he is not interested in moving to Real Madrid this summer, while Arsene Wenger has urged an Arsenal striker to sign a new contract, according to Thursday’s papers.



Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez has insisted that he is not interested in a move to Real Madrid this summer.

The club’s record signing, who joined from Ajax for £42million last summer, is among a number of players to have been linked with a move to Real as the Spanish giants look to revamp their squad after a disappointing season domestically.

The 21-year-old has had an impressive first season in the Premier League, despite the odd slip-up along the way, and has even kept the returning Toby Alderweireld out of the side as Spurs have embarked on an impressive run of form.


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However, despite links to La Liga, Sanchez admits he is happy in London, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

He said: “I do not think about money or where it is. Right now, here in Tottenham I am very good. I am playing every three to four days. I am being important in the team.

“As big as Madrid is, no matter how big a team are, that has won what they have won, if the conditions are not favourable for me, unfortunately I cannot accept.”



Several European clubs have been contacted by a representative of Paul Pogba amid speculation over the Frenchman’s future at Old Trafford (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants England striker Danny Welbeck, 27, to sign a new contract (Daily Mail)

Manchester City target Fred has admitted to being flattered by compliments from Pep Guardiola (Daily Mirror)

Skipper Simon Francis wants to see out the remainder of his career at Bournemouth (Daily Mirror)

RB Leipzig are plotting to snatch Tottenham’s best prospects following the arrival of talent-spotter Paul Mitchell (Daily Mail)

Harry Maguire is ready to disappoint Man City boss Pep Guardiola – by pledging his future to Leicester (The Sun)

France boss Didier Deschamps has questioned Jose Mourinho’s decision to drop Paul Pogba (The Sun)

Arsenal are favourites with the bookies to sign Lyon star Nabil Fekir (Daily Star)

Real Madrid want Thibaut Courtois to stall on signing a new Chelsea contract until April as the goalkeeper prepares to go head-to-head with another of the Spaniards’ targets, David de Gea. (Daily Telegraph)

West Brom are closely monitoring Ostersunds FK manager Graham Potter amid speculation over Alan Pardew’s future at the Hawthorns (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are keen on Dinamo Zagreb’s 19-year-old Croatian midfielder Nikola Moro, who has been described as the ‘new Luka Modric’ (Talksport)

Atletico Madrid’s 24-year-old Belgian forward Yannick Carrasco is close to joining Chinese club Dalian Yifang for about 30m euros (£26.4m)

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 30, is wanted by four French clubs including Lyon and Paris St-Germain

Mark Clattenburg is in talks to make a stunning return to referee again in England (Daily Express)

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Newcastle United – 19 Feb 09:57

Monday Verdict: Liverpool 2018 v 2005; massive Harry Kane dilemma

This week’s Monday Verdict compares Liverpool’s 2018 and 2005 teams, assesses Harry Kane’s future and looks at Man Utd’s future.



Robbie Fowler, one of Liverpool’s greatest-ever goal-grabbers, made quite the claim over the weekend when he suggested Jurgen Klopp’s current crop are a better side than the one that tasted Champions League glory under Rafa Benitez in 2005.

“I think, with all due respect, this team is better. I know that sounds stupid because we are sitting here talking about European champions,” Fowler said.

“But potentially this team can cause a few upsets in Europe.

“Obviously the ambition and the aim is to get into the top four as well.

“Jurgen I think is building something special, we have been saying that for a while.”

And while there’s no doubting we took a lot of pleasure from seeing Liverpool dismantle Porto 5-0 in their Champions League last-16 tie in Portugal last week, this still presents quite the claim from Fowler.

So, we decided to put Fowler’s theory to the test and squared up the two sides, player for player.For arguments sake, we’ve pitted Liverpool’s XI that beat Porto vs the Reds XI that triumphed on that famous night against Milan in 2005 and while the formations are different (Liverpool won with a 4-5-1 in 2005) we’ve still pitted each XI against one another…


Jerzy Dudek v Loris Karius: There’s no doubting the German has improved massively in recent weeks, but we’re still a long way from being convinced he’s Liverpool’s long-term No 1. Dudek, too, of course had his flaws, but in this instance, the Pole takes a narrow victory. Verdict: Dudek


Steve Finnan v Trent Alexander-Arnold: This is one tough battle because the Liverpool youngster has really impressed us of late and looks a safe bet to one day become England’s future right-back. But Mr Consistency Finnan was vastly underrated at once again marginally comes out on top. Verdict: Finnan


Sami Hyypia v Dejan Lovren: Simply no contest here – big Dejan (kidding, Sami, really!!) all the way. Verdict: Hyypia

Jamie Carragher v Virgil van Dijk: The latter has all the qualities to become a Liverpool great, but there’s no getting around that Carragher, for all he did at Liverpool, wins this battle. Verdict: Carragher


Djimi Traore v Andy Robertson: Traore is often cruelly tagged the worst player ever to win a Champions League medal, and while the tag is slightly harsh, there’s no doubting he did have plenty of vulnerabilities at Liverpool. Robertson has adapted well, meanwhile, after a slow start at Liverpool and looks more and more at home in their Red (and orange) shirts. For those that don’t know, by the way, Malian Traore is currently the assistant coach at MLS side Seattle Sounders – good to know he’s still appreciated somewhere. Verdict: Robertson

John Arne Riise: Made 321 Premier League appearances


John Arne Riise v Gini Wijaldum: Although two very different performers with two very different attributes, the two both operated on the inside left of a midfield three. We do like Wijnaldum’s honest endeavours, but the hammer shot of Riise wins the day for us all day long. Verdict: Riise


Steven Gerrard v Jordan Henderson: Let’s not waste anyone’s time comparing these two. It’s not Henderson’s fault, but Gerrard remains and always will be, one of the greatest players to ever wear the red shirt. Verdict: Gerrard

Xabi Alonso: Enjoys Oktoberfest with his wife Nagore Aramburo


Xabi Alonso v James Milner: Two brilliant players, again with very different attributes, but only one can claim greatness. (And no, we still haven’t forgiven Rafa for trying to sign Gareth Barry and forcing Alonso out!) Verdict: Alonso


Harry Kewell v Mohamed Salah: Harry Kewell scored 15 goals for Liverpool over his five seasons at the club; Mo Salah has already doubled that tally in half a season. Verdict: Salah


Luis Garcia v Sadio Mane: Garcia is a cult figure in Anfield folklore thanks to the Ghost Goal that sank Chelsea; however, Mane is the more talented and dangerous player of the two, despite his inconsistencies this season. Verdict: Mane


Milan Baros v Roberto Firmino: A limited striker, Baros always seemed to flatter to deceive at Liverpool, despite him always doing a solid job for the side. Firmino too likes to put in a similar shift, but the major difference is the Brazilian’s goals output. Another easy choice. Verdict: Firmino



Liverpool 2005: 7

Liverpool 2018: 4


Overrall, Liverpool’s 2005 side seemed to excel in the areas that the current crop don’t – and vice-versa – so comparisons will always be hard to call. Player for player, however, the side that Rafa lead to Champions League glory in 2005 just about edges it, primarily thanks to the brilliance of Hyypia, Carragher, Alonso and Gerrard.

But let’s not take anything away from Liverpool’s front three right now, who stand, quite simply, alongside the world’s best attacking triumvirates right now. If they can stay fit, and if they can find a way to keep it tight at the back, this current crop could go close to matching the achievements of their 2005 peers, but until they do, it’s hard to label Klopp’s 2018 bunch a better side than their 2005 counterparts.


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This year looks like being the biggest one yet in the ever-blossoming career of Harry Kane.

With a World Cup on the horizon and with Tottenham well poised to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, 2018 could yet prove the landmark year in Kane’s career.

But while many will feel Tottenham may have to win a trophy to keep Kane happy, for me, failure to do so will be forgiven for now if the club secures a place in the Champions League again next season.

Failure to do so, will leave the player facing a massive decision on his future, especially amid heightening claims that a move to Real Madrid has already been agreed.


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Does the player stay at Tottenham and continue to hunt down Alan Shearer’s Premier League goals record? Or does he move to arguably the world’s biggest club in Real Madrid, more than double his wages and, most importantly, give himself a stronger chance of trophy success?

There’s a theory bandied around that Kane wants to emulate the likes of Francesco Totti and Matt Le Tissier (two players whose undoubted talents could have earned them bigger and better moves during their careers) and stay at Spurs for the duration of his career. Do that, and the Premier League goals record looks within sight. He might just win the odd trophy too, which would be nice….

There’s a lot of ‘ifs, buts and maybes’ being bandied about, but if Spurs finish in the top four (or better yet, shock everyone and win the damn Champions League…. dream on, Spurs fans…!), there’s no decision to be made.

But should Spurs fail to finish in the top four and he’s presented with a return to the Europa League, supporters may have every right to feel nervous about their star man’s future.

A big decision in what could be a very big year, awaits….



When Michy Batshuayi joined Borussia Dortmund on deadline day last month it’s fair to say there weren’t too many Chelsea fans crying into their insanely expensive King’s Road pints.

Seven goals in 32 Premier League appearances doesn’t exactly spell success but since moving to the Bundesliga, the Belgium star has found the net again on a regular basis and it begs the question: Was Conte wrong in not trusting Batshuayi more?

Summer signing Alvaro Morata had a bright start to life in west London but has since been hampered by injury issues, leaving Conte to turn to his next available central option in Batshuayi. Only he didn’t, sometimes preferring to go with Eden Hazard as a ‘false No. 9’ instead.

But having bagged a brace, and potentially some momentum, in a 3-0 FA Cup win over Newcastle on January 28, Conte chose to offload Batshuayi to Germany and sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal instead.

Now, on his day, Giroud is a fine player but he is also incredibly similar to Morata, with the pair not particularly that mobile or quick – two boxes that you can tick for Batshuayi.

Would Chelsea not have been better served keeping an option like that around rather signing another like-for-like in Giroud?

Indeed since heading to the Bundesliga, Batshuayi scored a brace on his debut – he would have had a hat-trick if not for VAR – while he also scored in a win over a Hamburg and then notched two more in the Europa League against Atalanta.

Chelsea do seem to have a habit of bringing in players for big money and then not giving them enough time to settle in London, making fairly snap judgements that have so far cost them Kevin de Bruyne and Mo Salah to name just two.

At least Batshuayi is only on loan at Dortmund and Chelsea could end up with a better player on their hands when he returns, but IF Conte is still in charge he might be better making his plans elsewhere.


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Manchester United’s matchday squad for their FA Cup fifth round clash against Huddersfield Town had somewhat of a youthful look on the face of it.

Yes, there was no shortage of senior presence either, with the likes of Juan Mata, Michael Carrick, Alexis Sanchez and Ashley Young complementing the starting XI.

However, also present in the starting line-up was Scott McTominay, while the bench had Joel Pereira, Angel Gomes and Ethan Hamilton. The latter two are still teenagers.

But what does the future hold for United’s next batch of young guns?

Well, Jose Mourinho was pretty frank in his assessment of Ethan Hamilton’s chances as the 19-year-old took Paul Pogba’s spot on the bench: “I think it’s a beautiful moment for him.

“I’m not going to play Hamilton, but I would prefer to have him and I’m pretty sure he’s happy to be here.”

Hamilton even revealed who helped him settle in with the first team squad when he first broke through: “Darren Fletcher was brilliant with me from day one. He used to chat to me a lot when I was younger. In the canteen, he’d see me about and come over.

“No matter how difficult it is to make it at Manchester United, you need to have the belief that you can do it.”

But will any of the aforementioned players truly become a United star? Is there a Darren Fletcher in the current squad who can aid the transition for aspiring young players?

The debate continues to rumble on about Chelsea’s youth policy and the fact that every season they seem to have over 50 players out on loan. Is it really the best thing for young players?

Axel Tuanzebe (RB) vs. Fulham:

82 touches
32/42 passes
9/9 tackles
8/8 aerial duels
9 clearances
1 interception
1 blocked shot
1 key pass

Solid performance from him, and hopefully he keeps getting minutes and manages to get into José’s plans for next season.

— Henry. (@UtdHenry) February 17, 2018

One talented player that United have loaned out is Axel Tuanzebe, who made his Aston Villa debut on Saturday against Fulham and was apparently very impressive. Will he be another case of a player too good for the Championship but never makes it at Manchester United?

Perhaps it’s too early to tell, but do players such as Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson have a good chance of being consistent first teamers?

Tahith Chong is another teenager from the Red Devils’ system who has had no shortage of hype, while Lee O’Connor, George Tanner and Ro-Shaun Williams all stood out in United’s recent U19 UEFA Youth League win.

According to the MEN, Williams – and striker Joshua Bohui – have ‘already trained with the seniors at Carrington under Mourinho’ and will hope impressing on the European stage will lead to more opportunities.

As reference by the Daily Mail, Manchester United have included a home-grown player in their first team squad for 81 years. This is perhaps indicative of the club’s identity and the ‘United Way’, the same philosophy that has seen Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard flourish since their emergence in the first team.

But, for those players who emerge, there could be an equal number (or possibly even greater) that it simply never falls into place for.

Take McTominay for example – a player who Jose Mourinho has publicly waxed lyrical about since he came into the fold.

“I think maybe it’s because he’s this kind of kid profile: a normal haircut, no tattoos, no big cars, no big watches, humble kid, arrive in the club when he was nine or 10,” Mourinho said.

“Last season he was almost leaving the club to go somewhere, who knows where, who knows in which division he would be playing now.

“He has now played already, I don’t know, seven or eight 90 minutes – he’s not playing five or 10 minutes – in every competition: Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, Capital One Cup.

“I think the kid deserves a little bit more (recognition).

“And because it looks like England is missing him, if I was Alex McLeish the first thing I would do would be to [makes phone gesture] come to me.”

As glowing a report as that is, Mourinho – and McTominay – will know that he will need to be good enough to displace both Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba if he is to nail down a midfield spot. Will that happen any time soon? Instinct says no.

Yes, perhaps his chances will be boosted if Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick move on at the end of the season, but it still looks like a pretty blocked pipeline for the 21-year-old.

United need to win now – that is very much the manager that Jose Mourinho is, hence why he went out and bought Pogba, Matic, Sanchez et al.

While this is the case, can you honestly say that the future looks bright for any of the aforementioned players?



TEAMtalk backed Leeds United badge design gets a much-needed revamp

It’s safe to say our campaign to back the new Leeds badge endured something of a mixed response on social media – so we’ve given the prototype a revamp.

The club, which celebrates its centenary in 2019, caused outrage last month when they launched what they thought would be their latest crest.

However, the new design drew widespread criticism – with numerous memes and GIFs created taking the mickey -while an online petition collected 80,000 signatures in a matter of 24 hours.

That spurred the club to abandon plans to use the crest, pictured above, and they decided instead to invite supporters to create their own design.

There’s been a flood of brilliant entries sent it to the club and circulated on social media, but we have been sent what we feel ought to be the winning design.

While our first design – created by local artist and Leeds fan Wayne Lee – didn’t go down too well on social media – the image has been given a redesign by James Howson, a TEAMtalk reader and fellow Whites supporter.

James has given Wayne’s original design a much-need lick of paint – and between them have submitted the final design to the club.

The pair now hope their entry will be shortlisted by the club as they look to create a new design for next season’s centenary kit.

Take a look at the TEAMtalk-backed campaign – and once again, don’t be afraid to let us know what you think….



And whatever happens, at least remember it’s better than the original design the club came up with… 



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Newcastle United – 18 Feb 14:13

Newcastle United eye summer deal for Burnley goalkeeper

Newcastle United are considering a move for a Burnley star in the summer transfer window, according to a report.

The Sun on Sunday claim that the Magpies are considering a summer bid for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope after the goalkeeper impressed in recent games.

Pope was given an opportunity when Tom Heaton dislocated his shoulder in September, and the 25-year-old has made the most of his increased game time.

The report claims that Newcastle will make a move for the former Charlton man at the end of the season should he return to the bench when Heaton returns.

However, a recent report from the Daily Mirror suggests that Martin Dubravka could become a permanent signing for just £4million.

If Dubravka continues to impress between the sticks like he did in his debut against Manchester United, it is expected that Newcastle will pay the fee.


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HOT OR NOT: Mesut Ozil too often a passenger in big games

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Newcastle keeper Sels joins Anderlecht

Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels joins Belgian champions Anderlecht on a season-long loan.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 14 Jun 10:00

Premier League fixtures in full

Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 13 Jun 17:35

Cisse leads tributes at Tiote memorial

Papiss Cisse leads the tributes at a memorial for former Newcastle team-mate Cheick Tiote, who died after collapsing in training in China.

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