REVEALED: Real reason Sergio Aguero wants to join Chelsea instead of Barcelona, others

Fresh reason has emerged concerning Sergio Aguero’s insistence to join Chelsea despite having more sumptuous interests from other clubs outside the Premier League.

There are reports that Chelsea lead the race for the Manchester City star, who is to end his decade-long stay in the North West this summer when his contract expires.

The Argentine’s ambition to break Premier League goalscoring records is behind his desire to stay in England, in a boost to Chelsea’s hopes of landing the free agent.

Aguero will have offers from the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, but his preference would be to remain in the Premier League as the 32-year-old believes he still has much to give in this country.

And adding to his Premier League goals tally is a major reason as to Aguero’s desire to stay in English football, according to the Evening Standard.

The 32-year-old currently sits in fourth spot in the Premier League’s leading scorers charts, with his 181 goals just six behind Andy Cole’s 187 in third.

Alan Shearer’s 260 strikes may be an unreachable objective for Aguero, but a further two or three years in England could see him pass Wayne Rooney’s tally of 208.

(Watch Goal on Video) Marco Reus equalizes! 82′ Manchester City 1-1 Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund have levelled against Man City with a Marco Reus goal on the 82nd minute of the game at the Etihad.

Jude Bellingham picks out Haaland at the top of the box but he bats it on with his first touch to pick out Reus on the left of the box.

Dortmund’s captain slots it to the bottom right-hand corner, far enough away from Ederson’s finger tips to bring the score line level.

They’ve deserved a goal this evening, but I thought this would come earlier, they’ve looked tired in the last few minutes.

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Half-Time Report: Real Madrid 2-0 Liverpool…Vinicius, Asensio give Los Blancos lead

There’s the end of the half, and what a half it has been for Real Madrid, who have dominated proceedings and lead by two goals to nil.

Arguably Madrid’s best 45 of the season just when they needed it the most, without their captain and his centre-back partner.

The first goal came after a fantastic pass from Kroos to Vinícius Júnior, before another Kroos pass led to the second for Asensio, albeit with the assist coming from Alexander-Arnold.

Liverpool have not had a shot on goal, let alone one on target, and have work to do after the interval.

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Half-Time Report: Manchester City 1-0 Borussia Dortmund…. Kevin De Bruyne hands City the lead

Manchester City take a slender lead into the break, De Bruyne grabbing the invitation to fire them ahead at close range following that slick 19th-minute counterattack.

City in front at half time but there’s been plenty of controversy. The Guardiola side were given a penalty after a foul from Emre Can but the referee was instructed to go and review the decision on the monitor and he overturned the call.

Bellingham then had the ball in the net but the referee had already blown for a foul on Ederson, however, replays appeared to show the Dortmund man won the ball cleanly.

Dortmund, though, have shown plenty of threat, with Bellingham testing Ederson in the opening minutes and causing the home defence concerns on several occasions since. His side will be confident that they can hit back in the second half.

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(Watch Video) Jesse Lingard Scores mind blowing ‘Messi-Esque’ goal, dubbed solo goal of the season

Jesse Lingard turned into Lionel Messi as he continued his resurgence with a stunning goal to give West Ham the lead at Molineux.

The on-loan Manchester United star dribbled from his own half before firing low past Rui Patricio in clinical style.

Lingard, 28, picked up the ball just shy of the halfway line and weaved past two Wolves defenders on his driving run.

And his finish was just as sublime as well, giving Patricio no chance in the Wolves net.

After the game, Lingard revealed West Ham’s brilliant breakaway goal was thanks to hard work on the training ground.

He told Sky Sports: “It was two versus two and we work on that in training, Michail took a man away with his run.

“There is always room for improvement. It is a great victory and we take the positives.”

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Everton star reveals how Real Madrid blocked his Atletico Madrid transfer, credits Ancelotti for Premier League move

James Rodriguez has admitted he wanted a move to Atletico Madrid but it was blocked by Real Madrid.

The Colombia star was denied the move to their rivals and ended up joining Everton. Rodriguez told ESPN: “I played very little in Madrid. Especially in my second spell.

“After leaving Bayern I had everything ready to join Atletico Madrid, but Real Madrid didn’t let me.”

The playmaker instead ended up joining Everton last summer and credits Carlo Ancelotti for convincing him to move to England.

Rodriguez said: “If it weren’t for Carlo, I wouldn’t have come [to Everton]. It’s the truth. Then, I started to get to know the club, the people, and I saw that everyone wanted to win, like me.

“But Carlo being here was fundamental. It hasn’t been easy for me due to physical problems, but I know that when I play well, the team play well. I’ve shown my strength at the club, and with my teammates. I want Everton to play good football.”

Antonio Rudiger ‘showed Kepa who’s boss’ as details of Chelsea training-ground clash emerge

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger ‘showed Kepa who’s boss’ in their training-ground clash, it has been claimed.

The Blues duo had to be pulled apart during a fiery Easter Sunday session.

And The Athletic have reported further details on the pair’s showdown at Cobham. Kepa and Rudiger were playing in a small-sided game organised for the players who missed out on Saturday’s 5-2 thrashing by West Brom.

Spanish goalkeeper Kepa reportedly gave Rudiger ‘a few verbals as the match was going on’. The Athletic reported: “They then collided when going for the same ball and that sparked a physical confrontation with a lot of pushing and shoving.”

The report also quoted a source as saying: “Rudiger showed Kepa who’s boss.”

Thomas Tuchel’s men were still smarting from a harrowing defeat by West Brom at Stamford Bridge the day before. The Telegraph earlier reported that the argument was started in a small-sided game, in which defender Rudiger is said to have gone in late on Kepa.

David Luiz to take pay cut to remain at Arsenal

David Luiz will have to take an Arsenal pay cut if he is going to stay at the Emirates beyond this summer, according to reports.

The Brazilian defender is currently sidelined for a month after undergoing a minor knee operation on Sunday.

But his contract runs out at the end of the season and the club are reluctant to extend his deal on his current terms of £120,000-a-week.

Luiz, an £8million signing from Chelsea two years ago, has been Mikel Arteta’s most reliable central defender this season but turns 34 later this month.

No definite decision will be made on his future until the end of the season when the club knows if they will be playing in Europe next season.

But having already handed lucrative long-term deals to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Willian last summer, Arsenal do not want to tie themselves to another veteran on huge wages.

Super Eagles star Simy Nwankwo named as best striker in Europe in March, beats Haaland, Lewandoski, others

Crotone’s Nwankwo Simy is the best striker in Europe in the last month with eight goals in five games.

According to Football Italia, the Nigerian striker has scored eight of Crotone’s 12 goals from March 3 to April 3, but the newly-promoted Serie A side only managed to win one game in that time.

Simy has already netted 11 goals since the beginning of 2021, the same as Atalanta striker Luis Muriel. Only Cristiano Ronaldo has more goals in Serie A since the start of the year with 12.

The Crotone forward also became the third African player in the Serie A’s history to find the net in five games in a row after George Weah in 1996 and Keita Balde in 2017.

No other striker has scored more goals than the 28-year-old in the last month.

Lorenzo Insigne, Dusan Vlahovic, Erling Haaland, Leo Messi, Luis Muriel and Rafa Mir scored four league goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gerard Moreno, Kelechi Iheanacho have five, Karim Benzema managed six and Robert Lewandowski seven.