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News Extra: Lukaku on being 'overweight', 'Sad' Alexis Sanchez, New Cardiff boss

Sports Mole rounds up the latest news snippets from across the footballing world, including Jose Mourinho's comments on Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku discussing his weight issues and a potential new boss for Cardiff City.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news snippets from across the footballing world, including Jose Mourinho's comments on Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku discussing his weight issues and a potential new boss for Cardiff City. Scroll down for more!


Lukaku: 'My digestive system stopped working'

Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring for Inter Milan on August 26, 2019© Reuters

Romelu Lukaku has explained why he turned up 10lbs overweight at Inter Milan following his move from Manchester United, telling ESPN: "Normally I have a fine digestive system. I digest everything very quickly. That's how it had been my entire life. But what the nutritionist said to me was, it had stopped working. I'm good now. My body is in the zone."


Kompany expects City, Liverpool to dominate for years

Vincent Kompany is unveiled as Anderlecht manager on June 25, 2019© Reuters

Former Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has said that he expects Manchester City and Liverpool to dominate the Premier League title race for many years to come. "My opinion is that, at the moment, it's very difficult for the other clubs to compete because Liverpool and City are well-oiled machines," he told The Mirror. "These two teams have been so good at nullifying the danger from the other teams, I don't see the other teams being able to do that yet."


Ter Stegen to retire from Germany duty?

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen pictured before the Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid in February 2019© Reuters

Barcelona stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is reportedly contemplating his future with the Germany national side. The 27-year-old has 22 caps for his country but is finding opportunities limited under Joachim Low and last week admitted that the situation is 'driving me mad'.


City target Almada signs new deal in Argentina

Manchester City target Thiago Almada has signed a new four-year deal with boyhood club Velez Sarsfield in his native Argentina. The 18-year-old midfielder had been courted by Pep Guardiola's side all summer in a potential £16m deal but a move failed to materialise. His new contract contains a £22m buyout clause.


Bamba to replace Warnock at Cardiff?

Cardiff City captain Sol Bamba celebrates after scoring against Southampton on February 9, 2019© Reuters

Cardiff City stalwart Sol Bamba is being groomed as a potential successor to Neil Warnock when he steps down as manager at the end of the season, according to Wales Online. The 34-year-old has passed his UEFA B coaching licence in the last few months while out injured and is due to undertake a course for the A licence in May.


Big Sam set for shock Sunderland return?

Sam Allardyce takes Soccer Aid training on June 7, 2018© Reuters

The Sun reports that Sam Allardyce is keen on a surprise return to Sunderland if the League One side is purchased by an American consortium in the near future. The 64-year-old guided the Black Cats to Premier League safety in the 2015-16 season but they have since dropped down two levels, and the newspaper claims that Allardyce is up for a return to the North-East if the club has money to spend.


Mourinho: 'Sanchez was sad at Manchester United'

Alexis Sanchez looking frustrated while playing for Manchester United on May 13, 2018© Reuters

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described Alexis Sanchez as "a sad man" during his time at the club, telling The Telegraph: "I think in every job you have when you are not happy it is not so easy to perform at every level." The 30-year-old is now on loan with Inter Milan after a frustrating 19 months at Old Trafford.


Jack Hendry on way out of Celtic?

Jack Hendry and Viktor Klonaridis in action during the Champions League qualifying game between AEK Athens and Celtic on August 14, 2018© Reuters

Celtic defender Jack Hendry is being pursued by four Portuguese sides after failing to make a single appearance under Neil Lennon, according to the Sunday People. The 24-year-old is thought to be wanted by Primeira Liga outfits Santa Clara, Tondela and Vitoria Guimaraes, as well as second-tier Farense, before the Portuguese transfer window closes on September 22.

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2Leicester CityLeicester128222982126
3Chelsea1282227171026
4Manchester CityMan City1281335132225
5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd12453139417
6Arsenal124531617-117
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9Bournemouth124441515016
10Burnley124351718-115
11Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124351118-715
14Tottenham HotspurSpurs123541817114
15Everton124261318-514
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17Aston Villa123271720-311
18Watford12156823-158
19Southampton122281129-188
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