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Jose Mourinho has rejected speculation that Chelsea would be prepared to listen to offers for winger Mohamed Salah, who has slipped down the pecking order at the club. Signed for around £ 12 million last January, the former FC Basel man was expected to be the substitute for the likes of Eden Hazard and Willian when they were injured.
However, Chelsea have been extremely lucky with regards to injuries in the last 12 months and Mohamed Salah has barely featured in the matchday squads especially the season.
His performances when picked for the less important competitions like the League Cup have also not been good enough to warrant a selection in the Premier League.
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Bayern Munich defender Dante says that he would be extremely delighted with a Brazilian national team call-up over the next few months. The defender has divided opinion in the last few months after a poor World Cup 2014, but he continues to be an important player for his club. The 31-year-old is entering into the twilight of his international career, but he is still hoping that a call-up to the Brazilian national team will help him feature at the Copa America amongst many other competitions. Dante may have played only one match at the World Cup, but it was in the disastrous 7-1 thrashing against Germany.
Since his debut in 2013, Dante has featured in only 13 matches for Brazil. He is not holding much hope of a call up, as Brazil are going through a major restructuring under new manager Dunga. As a result, he has confirmed his commitment to Bayern Munich, but says that a Brazilian call-up remains his dream. Brazil have largely been involved in only friendly matches up until now. They have been globetrotting and playing against the likes of Japan and Hong Kong in friendly matches. Dunga has been able to get comfortable victories, but it remains to be seen if the form would continue against the top teams.
“I work first and foremost for Bayern. That’s the way it has to be.I totally understand that when a new coach comes in after a World Cup that younger players are going to get a chance. That’s only natural.But it goes without saying that if I get called up again, I’ll be delighted to go.The Selecao has given me a lot and it makes me and my family feel very proud, which is why I’ve got no right to say no to the Brazilian national team,” said the former Juventus defender.
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Amidst great speculation on the fate of badly injured Hull City, one of the best players of the team Michael Dawson has expressed great faith about his squad, on their way to lock horns with Liverpool.
Dawson is pretty confident that his team have this strength to manage a big game even when there have been serious injury bouts among the needed players. Hull City would be badly missing out on Robert Snodgrass given his dislocated knee but have got Steve to resolve the worries with élan.
McGregor (Alan) has missed out on the past 2 Premier League matches courtesy shoulder complaint & he is being accompanied by Dawson in treatment room. Dawson is suffering from ankle injury while Steve Harper and Nikica Jelavic are also in treatment rooms following bicep & knee injuries respectively- after the costly 2-2 match draw with Arsenal.
All 3- Dawson, Harper & Jelavic- are eagerly waiting for their scan results that would decide their fate in the Liverpool game. However, Dawson is confident that Bruce might be able to keep all the worries at bay.
“The sole disappointment was the very injuries that we had to encounter yet this is where your squad comes. We were able to overcome those during our match against Arsenal. You do need a great squad since injuries would come along & our manager has been able to imbibe that sprit into the team by now”, remarked Dawson. “We would try to pick up but our actual strength lies very deep into the team which will help in the overall coping process.”
Speaking on his own ankle injury, the player said :”We are waiting to find about it this week. I did try to play along. T returned to the pitch yet the swelling seemed to be coming up already.”
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