Top Football News Today – January 25, 2017

By  Football Pulp - 25 January 2017

Philippe Coutinho is going nowhere! 

The Brazilian playmaker, Philippe Coutinho, has signed a new contract with Liverpool that will keep the player at Anfield till 2022. Committing his future to Liverpool means he is now the highest paid footballer in the club’s history with a €220,000 per-week wage. Despite the interest shown from Barça, the new deal has no release clause. The player has been in an amazing form this season and was the man to watch for reds. He has been impressive under Klopp and was rewarded for his outstanding efforts for the club. Coutinho seems to be satisfied with the deal and is happy to commit his future with Liverpool.

He expressed his joy by stating, "I am very happy to sign a new contract here. It is a club that I am very grateful to and this shows my happiness here. I will work much harder to repay the belief shown in me."

Manager Klopp said this about Coutinho: 'I think everyone knows what a great footballer Phil is, that is not in question but not everyone sees what an incredibly positive character he is and what a big influence he is on the dressing room."

Costa needs to show more loyalty says Ballack!

The former Blues man and the German Captain, Michael Ballack, believes that Chelsea has given everything to Costa and in return the Spanish striker should reward the club by being loyal. Costa has been linked with a €400,000 per week move to China lately but Ballack was more than impressed by the response given by Costa. The striker netted a goal against Hull as he returned to Chelsea’s playing 11. It was a perfect way to end all the rumors in circulation.

Ballack while talking to TalkSPORT,

"It’s up to him with his attitude and his commitment to the club. Because he’s playing for Chelsea and they gave him the possibility to shine and to perform well at one of the biggest clubs in Europe – and he should not forget that. Of course, offers are coming with crazy numbers from China, but players should remember they are playing in a fantastic league in Europe and are top of the top, in terms of being watched, the quality of clubs, the players and they are on good money. Nobody would complain about their contracts."

De Gea ends exit fear!

David De Gea has been linked with Real Madrid for a long time now but the Spanish goalkeeper has cleared the air about his transfer and has insisted on staying committed to Manchester United’s trophy hunt. He revealed that he is happy at Manchester and is not thinking to move anytime soon. He feels settled at Manchester United and is contemplating his long term targets and performing exceptionally well under the new manager, Jose Mourinho.

Focus on training ❄⚽💪🏻 #mufc

A photo posted by David De Gea (@d_degeaofficial) on

De Gea told MUTV: "I feel really well on the pitch. I’m really happy to play for United and Spain and I’m feeling very strong on the pitch. I need to keep this level until the finish of the season."

Griezmann Manchester United hint!

Theo Griezmann, brother of Atletico Madrid’s and Manchester United’s target, Antonio Griezmann, posted a photo on twitter exciting many Manchester United fans who want to see Griezmann playing for Red Devils. This was the second day in a row that Theo has posted on Twitter. However, no decision has been made yet and the rumor is still a rumor. We are still waiting for a response from Griezmann.

Cadbury, the new sponsor for Premier League!

Premier League announced a new 3-year deal with Cadbury, which will allow the chocolate brand to have their hands on the Golden Boot and the Golden Glove awards. Cadbury will be the new sponsor of Premier League Golden Boot and Golden Glove awards from the next season. The deal aims at promoting healthy lifestyle among children.

Premier League managing director Richard Masters said: "We are very pleased to be entering into a new partnership with Cadbury – one of the country's most iconic and well-known brands."

Lewondoski hints his commitment towards Bayern!

The Polish strike force has been trailed by Spanish giants, Real Madrid, for many years but the striker committed his future with Bayern last month by signing a new deal. Now, the Bayern striker has said that Barça and Real are not a step up and Bayern is at par with both of these clubs. He sees no motivation moving to Spain with either Real Madrid or Barcelona, as this won’t be an upward step in his career.

The Polish striker told Sport Bild: "Bayern are one of the best teams in the world and on a par with Real Madrid and Barcelona."

The four-and-a-half-year extension means Lewondoski is staying at Allianz Arena with no intentions to move any time soon.

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