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By Timothy Akintola

Read updates on Cole Palmer, Manchester United, Maurizio Sarri and Paul Pearce.

Cole Palmer reveals reason for leaving Manchester City in the summer.

Chelsea star, Cole Palmer has been one of the Premier League’s biggest stars since securing a £42.5 million move to Chelsea in the summer. Regardless, his move away from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City has always been a shock, especially as he was already breaking into the first team. The England forward has however revealed that he left Man City because his vision for his career wasn’t aligning with teams plans. Palmer noted that he wanted to play consistently and City was not able to offer him the chance. With eleven goals and eight assists, he is no doubt in contention for the league’s young player of the year award.

Injury boost for Manchester United as Mason Mount returns to training.

Erik ten Hag has been overtly vocal about Manchester United’s injury woes being a major factor for the team’s inconsistency this season. The team, although facing a huge depletion, is still in contention for a European tournament spot. Good news for United as new signing, Mason Mount has just returned to training after four months out due to a calf injury. Mount’s return will be a huge boost for ten Hag’s side ahead of the crucial Liverpool clash.

Maurizio Sarri resigns as Lazio manager with immediate affect.

Lazio manager, Maurizio Sarri has decided to resign from his role as Lazio’s manager immediately, due to a poor performances. After last week’s Champions League exit, Lazio suffered another 2-1 defeat on Monday evening in Serie A clash against Udinese clash, the club’s fourth defeat in a row and 12th of the season, pushing the team to 9th after 28 league games this season. Emerging reports have further indicated that the club has decided to accept his resignation due to complicated relationship with the club’s president, Claudio Lotito.

Team up between Paul Pierce and Skip Bayless on Undisputed.

Since Shannon Sharpe’s departure last year, the popular American sports media, Undisputed has gone from the one-on-one epic debate show that sports fans fell in love with, to a panel show. However, new reports are suggesting that former NBA star and media personality, Paul Pierce is set to team up with Skip Bayless in an NBA contributor role. Although the deal is yet to be finalized, sources have confirmed that it would be finalized later this week.

Antony has no plans to leave Manchester United in the summer.

Manchester United’s record signing, Antony has failed to consistently showcase his ability since his €100 million transfer from Ajax. Despite a promising start to his Premier League career, he has struggled to keep his form. With zero goals this season, the Brazilian has lost his place in the starting line-up, causing rumours of a potential move later in the summer. However, the forward has denied any plan to request a transfer, as his wish is to stay at the club and fight for his place in the team.

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