Arsenal have become the latest team to be linked with Monaco winger Keita Balde according to reports from Europe. French tabloid Le 10 Sport claimed earlier in the week that the player had become a surprise target for the London club.


It is understood that the Gunners are looking to move on from the transfer of Crystal Palace forward Wilfred Zaha and have identified Balde as a suitable replacement.  Crystal Palace valuation of Zaha at £80 million has apparently seen a change in stance from the London club.

Argentina’s friendly against Venezuela on Friday night was supposed to be a celebratory return for star player Lionel Messi. But at the end of the disappointing defeat, another inquest had begun in the nation about how terrible the team played in the game.

It showed that the team malaise is far from over despite recent victories in friendlies for the Abiceleste. Goals from Salomon Rondon, John Murillo and Josef Martinez condemned Argentina to another defeat despite Lutaro Martinez scoring.

Former Argentina international Fernando Cavenaghi believes that the team has to improve if they want to win trophies on the international scene. He said that football has evolved a lot in recent years and that Argentina is still stuck in the past. He said that there are some good Argentinian players but they failed to play as a team when it comes to the big tournaments.

He said that it is difficult to understand why players such as Lionel Messi and Aguero fail to replicate the form that they display with their club with the Argentina team. He believes that they have better support from players in their club than with the national team.

Fernando Cavenaghi’s career underlines this. A leader of the line at River Plate when he was only 20 years of age, Cavenaghi promptly attracted the interest of Juventus and a number of other clubs from around Europe’s elite leagues but ignored their advances to sign instead for Spartak Moscow, this was at a time when the Russian league’s community of Brazilian players was still very small.

After going on to become an idol at Bordeaux, where he won five trophies, including the Ligue 1 title, he upped and left for Spanish lesser club Mallorca. And when a turmoil-stricken River Plate suffered the unthinkable and were relegated from the Argentine First Division, the man they call “Cavegol” was the only one of the club’s many former youth products to return and lend a helping hand.

The former footballer of River visited the Athletic Boxing Club where he gave a talk about his experiences and experiences to the bs1fvoys of the inferiors of the institution.

Fernando Cavenaghi is in Río Gallegos, and as part of the activities and celebrations for the 98th Anniversary, the former footballer went through the Athletic Boxing Club. The “Torito” met with the leaders Albi Verdes, accompanied by the directors of the River Branch of Rio Gallegos, and then gave a nice talk to a group of players from the lower divisions of Boxing.

Former Bordeaux player Fernando Cavenaghi said that he is happy that France has managed to win the World Cup. The Argentinian player played for Bordeaux in Ligue 1 for 4 years and made an instant impact there.

He said that he has enjoyed some good moments of his career playing in France and that since then he has a connection with French football in general. He said that France has been impressive throughout the tournament and that they deserved to win the title.

Despite the additions to the Liverpool squad this term, it seems there would be more. Reports say the Reds are keen on adding Argentine Lucas Alario to their ranks. Liverpool already submitted a bid of £8.5 million to River Plate, but it was rejected. The release clause of Alario is £15.2 million, and it might be difficult to meet such demands considering the options already in the line-up.

Eric Dier and Christian Eriksen have extended their deals at White Hart Lane, and Danny Rose is expected to tow the same path. However, it seems Tottenham are not done spending or planning to spend money. Alario has a lot of good reviews in his native, and Spurs are ready to battle Liverpool for him.

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez, who joined AC Milan in the summer on a free transfer, has revealed that he expects Fernando Torres to be a major success at the San Siro. The Chelsea striker moved to Milan on a two-year loan spell, which is likely to be converted into a permanent deal should he find his scoring boots once again. The 30-year-old has scored only around 30 league goals in more than 100 league appearances for Chelsea. His disappointing form has been going on for the last four years, which has brought the career of the striker to a standstill.

After the arrival of Diego Costa at Chelsea, it was becoming clear that Torres would not become a first choice striker. This would further limits his chances of rediscover his form, he decided to take the option of joining Milan, who recently sold their star striker Mario Balotelli in a £ 16 million deal to Liverpool. The absence of Balotelli is a key reason towards Torres joining Milan, as it would represent more first-team opportunities for the striker. It is widely expected that Torres will make his debut against Parma. Milan have made a great start to the campaign, but they need three points against Parma in order to go into next weekend’s match against Juventus with confidence.

“Fernando has always done incredible things. He will bring goals, speed, hard work and he can be very important,” said Lopez. “Torres had a difficult year, but he has great desire to do well. His physical tests were good and I hope that with him Milan will change greatly. I have seven strikers and I’m spoilt for choice, my task is to get the most out of them and to understand how to inter-change between them,” said manager Filippo Inzaghi.

The veteran Argentine attacker of River Plate Fernando Cavenaghi has been struggling trying to recover from an injury that has troubled him since the previous season. Even though his physical condition was affecting his performances in the past campaign, Cavenaghi still opted to play a number of matches as he wanted to help River Plate in their quest of securing more titles but he is now facing the consequences.

Cavenaghi unveiled details concerning his condition through his twitter account as he wrote that he was expecting the results of some tests he did involving his bursitis and physical state as the Argentine would like to know if he can perform anytime soon for his club but it does not seem like it’s going to happen.

‘’If I am asked today on when I will be able to play, I can’t properly answer. The first thing I want to accomplish is to not feel any pain in my body, specifically my legs’’ Cavenaghi said to a radio station.

The Argentine League has already kicked off but River Plate will have to cope without the services of Cavenaghi for an undefined lapse of time as the Argentine forward wants to be completely sure he is 100% fit and recovered from his recent string of injuries and physical problems which has caused him concern and struggle.

Rumors are rapidly growing and stating that the medical staff of River Plate has told already analyzed the results from Cavenaghi’s physical tests and he will not be able to perform at least for the next 6 months. These are the consequences that Cavenaghi is now facing after deciding to continue playing the majority of the matches of River Plate despite experiencing pain and not taking a break.

Captain and goal-scorer of River Plate, Fernando Cavenaghi announced just how important it was for his club to defeat Quilmes with a resounding 5-0 victory as the team of Ramon Diaz was playing for a chance to secure their 35th trophy in the clubs’ history and indeed it was successfully accomplished.

Even with their recent title win, River Plate still has a series of obstacles and matches left to be played as the team of Ramon Diaz has to face off against San Lorenzo on May 24 and a few days later against Boca.

Fernando Cavenaghi stated that he will play against San Lorenzo but the Argentinean attacker is not certain if he is going to be able to play in Mexico against Boca as he is still suffering from foot injuries.

‘’I am achieving a lifelong dream. I wanted to be a champion once more and I am extremely proud of all my teammates. It’s a huge feeling of accomplishment and joy and I share this with my family as well as the supporters of River Plate. Everyone in the team is responsible for everything we have and still are accomplishing. Cavenaghi stated.

Cavenaghi initiated his career by playing in the academy of River Plate where he made his debut for the team and was able of scoring 17 goals in 23 appearances until being offloaded to Spartak Moscow with a price tag of €6.5 million.

From there on out, the Argentinean striker went on making his way through a number of clubs including: Bordeaux, Villareal and Pachuca just to name a few but the only club where he managed on securing silverware and standout with important goals was with River Plate.