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Harry kane breaks Breaks EPL goal scoring Record.
Harry kane set a new record for most Premier League goals in a calendar year with two first half strikes against Southampton at the Wembley stadium on Tuesday.
The England star’s boxing day goals were his 37th and 38th in the English top flight in 2017, breaking the record set by Alan shearer in 1995, the year he won the title with Blackburn Rovers.
It has taken 22 years, with the like of former Arsenal legend Thiery henry and former Arsenal star Robin van persie hitting 36 respectively and also some players, quite hit the landmark but did not break it, but few will be surprised that it is kane who has ended the England great’s hold on the record.
Kane scored 21 times in the second half of last term from the beginning of the year, including hat-tricks against West Brom, Stoke and Hull, with four in one game coming against Leicester city.
Man Utd to make £40m Malcom bid in January
Manchester United are ready to make an opening bid of around £40 million for Bordeaux forward Malcom, as per reports.
United boss Jose Mourinho regards the Brazilian as the best young prospect in Europe and will urge Ed Woodward, the club's executive vice chairman, to broker a deal in January.
It is understood that Bordeaux are asking for more than £55m, and with president Stephane Martin insisting the 20-year-old will not be allowed to leave this winter, United are prepared to let him stay at the Matmut Atlantique stadium until the summer.
Malcom has already matched last season's tally of seven goals in Ligue 1 but despite some eye-catching performancs this season the French club are languishing in 15th place.
The Red Devils are currently some way short of offering the sums suggested by Bordeaux, but Mourinho will want Woodward to be flexible with his budget after the United supremo refused to meet Inter's valuation of Ivan Perisic in the summer, a source of annoyance for the Portuguese manager.
Antonio Conte says he will help decide transfer targets for Chelsea in January
Antonio Conte says that Chelsea's transfer chiefs and him will jointly decide how the club's will handle transfer business is spent in January transfer market.
Everton recently frustrated Chelsea in a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park in the Premier League, with Manchester City's lead now looking untouchable, as their points gap reaches double figures.
Chelsea are thought to be interested in a number of players including Alex Sandro, Virgil van Dijk and Thomas Lemar ahead of the transfer window opening.
"I give my opinion when I speak with the club but the club always has the last word," Conte said in Merseyside. "Like in the summer and it will be the same in January and then we divide the responsibility between me and the club. Not only me, not only the club, but together.
"I am very happy to work with my players, then if the squad is big enough to play in all the competitions? Only time will tell this. If we have to work as we are in the Champions League, semi final of the Carabao Cup and we are fighting for the best position in the league. I think we are doing a really good job with my players."
Man City have advantage thanks to Premier League fixture list, moans Mourinho
Jose Mourinho believes the Premier League's fixture list gives Manchester City an advantage over their rivals.
Manchester United's Boxing Day meeting with Burnley is the eighth of nine games Mourinho's side will play in December and comes just three days after they drew 2-2 with Leicester City.
While Pep Guardiola's City will play the same number of games in a short space of time, they get an extra day to recover from their recent win over Bournemouth, as they don't take on Newcastle United until Wednesday.
"I'm not just talking about the privileged runs with six days to recover and enjoy and to prepare but ones with a little bit more than us," Mourinho told Sky Sports.
"For example the ones with a little bit more rest, like one day. The extra day means a lot because it means they aren't working [on Christmas Day], means they can be back to work and be ready for the next day.
"The problem I see here is the difference between some teams."
Fellaini confirms Man Utd contract rejection and waits for another offer
Marouane Fellaini has confirmed he has turned down a new Manchester United contract, but expects to receive another offer.
The Belgium international is out of contract at the end of the season and United boss Jose Mourinho has previously expressed concern the 30-year-old will leave for free .
Fellaini, who has made almost 150 appearances for United since a £27.5 million move from Everton in 2013, insists Mourinho has no problem with his decision to reject a new deal.
He is not ruling out signing an extension at Old Trafford, but will not rush into a quick decision regarding his future.
“If Manchester United did not want me anymore, they would have said that a long time ago,” Fellaini told HUMO .
“They made me an offer, and probably another one will follow. Whether I will accept it, I don’t know. You can’t arrange something like that in an instant.
We [Fellaini and Mourinho] talked about it. The coach is someone who respects the decisions of his players.”
Argentina coach Sampaoli apologises after Christmas police fracas
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has issued an apology after being caught on camera insulting and arguing with a police officer.
Sampaoli found himself in the eye of the storm when a video circulated of him being stopped by the authorities in a routine traffic check in the early hours of December 24.
The ex-Sevilla man was returning from his daughter's wedding in his hometown Casilda, Santa Fe province when he was pulled over, and quickly became enraged at the situation.
"You earn 100 pesos (roughly £4) a month, idiot," he yelled at the officer, while onlookers later had to restrain him as the argument continued.
Sampaoli has since apologised for his actions, stating that he had called the policeman to personally express his sorrow.
"I feel total regret for what happened on the morning of December 24, leaving my daughter's wedding in Casilda", he wrote in a statement published on the Argentine FA's official website.
Middlesbrough appoint Tony Pulis as new manager
Championship underachievers Middlesbrough have turned to Tony Pulis in a bid to boost their hopes of an immediate Premier League return.
Boro dismissed Garry Monk after Saturday's 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday, who also parted company with Carlos Carvalhal following that game.
Monk left the club ninth in the table, three points off the play-offs, with Pulis now brought in to help bridge that gap, although he will watch Tuesday's match against Bolton Wanderers from the stands as Craig Liddle takes caretaker charge. Pulis was sacked by West Brom last month and had been linked with the Wales job, Swansea City and even a return to Stoke City, with Mark Hughes under pressure.
The 59-year-old told the club's official website: "I wanted a challenge – a real challenge – and this reminds me so much of Stoke when I went there with [chairman] Peter Coates.