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Khabib says feud with Conor McGregor is ‘behind us’ as rival sent condolences after Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov’s death

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KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV said his bitter feud with Conor McGregor is “behind us” having been inspired to forgive after his father’s death.

The two were embroiled in a fierce rivalry way before they fought at UFC 229 in 2018 – the promotion’s highest selling pay-per-view.

Khabib said his bitter feud with Conor McGregor is 'behind us'

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Khabib said his bitter feud with Conor McGregor is ‘behind us’
McGregor was beaten by bitter rival Nurmagomedov in 2018

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McGregor was beaten by bitter rival Nurmagomedov in 2018

After Nurmagomedov submitted the Irishman a huge post-fight brawl fuelled demand for a rematch.

Their war of words continued over the following two years, but a second fight has been backdated following McGregor’s retirement in June.

A month later, Khabib’s influential dad and trainer Abdulmanap died from Covid-19 aged 57 – prompting McGregor condolences.

And it appears, inspired by his dad’s mentality, Nurmagomedov has now forgiven his arch nemesis.

He said: “Aside from sports, there are also human relations. I’m OK with McGregor.

“It’s behind us. To live in the past and hold grudges – it’s not me. Father wasn’t like that, and I don’t think I’ve strayed too far from him.

“I don’t condone personal attacks. But who wouldn’t like it if somebody wished their father well.”

McGregor had astonishingly accused Abdulmanap of faking his illness from the deadly virus, in order to “cover-up” his son pulling out of facing Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in May.

But the Dublin southpaw later deleted the comment and was quick to send the Nurmagomedov family classy well-wishes.

Khabib was speaking to the media for the first time since his father passed and fights Justin Gaethje on his return in October.

Khabib was speaking to the media for the first time since his father passed

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Khabib was speaking to the media for the first time since his father passedCredit: Getty Images
McGregor lost to Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas

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McGregor lost to Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas Credit: Sportsfile – Subscription
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Barcelona eye Real Sociedad star Willian Jose as alternative to Lautaro Martinez and Memphis Depay

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Barcelona are reportedly monitoring the situation of Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose as they eye replacements for the outbound Luis Suarez.

The Spanish giants have endured a frustrating summer transfer window after struggling in their pursuits of both Lautaro Martinez and then Memphis Depay, who was viewed as a cheaper option.

And according to Spanish publication Sport, Barcelona are now looking at Jose as an alternative to both Martinez and Depay.

Willian Jose has once again emerged as a transfer target for Spanish giants Barcelona

Willian Jose has once again emerged as a transfer target for Spanish giants Barcelona

Barcelona were interested in his signature in the January transfer window and could make a move for him again this summer.

A deal for Jose would reportedly cost Barcelona, who have endured a turbulent summer amid the Lionel Messi transfer saga and their finances taking a hit due to coronavirus, around £28m.

Barcelona’s sporting director Ramon Planes is a huge admirer of the Real Sociedad striker and is behind the club’s push for his services. 

Barcelona had pursued Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez but his price tag proved too much

Barcelona had pursued Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez but his price tag proved too much

Jose has a hefty release clause inserted in his Real Sociedad deal of £64m but they would be reportedly willing to lower his valuation to around £28m.

The 28-year-old Brazilian moved to Real Sociedad back in 2016, and has featured 149 times for the club.

During his four years in Spain, Jose has scored 56 goals and provided 14 assists for his Real Sociedad team-mates. 

The Nou Camp outfit have also struggled in their pursuit of Lyon forward Memphis Depay

The Nou Camp outfit have also struggled in their pursuit of Lyon forward Memphis Depay

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Is Chelsea vs Barnsley on TV? Channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news for TONIGHT’S Carabao Cup tie

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CHELSEA host Barnsley in the third round of the Carabao Cup as they come off the back of a disappointing defeat against Liverpool.

Frank Lampard’s team will seek to recover as he aims to win his first piece of silverware at Stamford Bridge.

Frank Lampard may be tempted to shuffle the pack and gives his fringe players a run out

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Frank Lampard may be tempted to shuffle the pack and gives his fringe players a run out

As for Barnsley, two defeats from two in the league contrasts with some confident cup form as they swotted aside Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough in the first two rounds.

What time does Chelsea vs Barnsley kick off?

  • Chelsea host Barnsley on Wednesday, September 23.
  • The match kicks off at 7.45pm.
  • It will take place at Stamford Bridge

What TV channel is Chelsea vs Barnsley on and can I live stream it?

  • Chelsea vs Barnsley is not being televised.
  • Live coverage of the match can be followed on the Sun’s live blog.

What is the team news?

Thiago Silva may be set for his first Chelsea appearance but the game has likely come too soon for fellow new signings Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech, who remain sidelined with injuries.

Christian Pulisic will also remain out while Andreas Christensen’s red card against Liverpool means he will suspended.

Barnsley’s Michal Helik is suspended after he was sent off in Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Reading.

Latest odds

  • Chelsea 2/11
  • Draw 6/1
  • Barnsley 16/1

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Is Leicester vs Arsenal on TV? Channel, live stream, kick-off time, team news for Carabao Cup tie

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LEICESTER host Arsenal in a third round Carabao Cup tie tonight.

Both sides have notched up 100 percent starts in their opening two league games and will likely fancy a run at this trophy.

Eddie Nketiah and Dani Cebellos helped Arsenal squeeze past a stubborn West Ham side on the weekend

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Eddie Nketiah and Dani Cebellos helped Arsenal squeeze past a stubborn West Ham side on the weekend

For Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, it could prove the next immediate goal as his side develop a taste for winning following their FA Cup and Community Shield victories in August.

What time does Leicester vs Arsenal kick off?

  • Arsenal visit Leicester on Wednesday, September 23.
  • The match kicks off at 7.45 pm.
  • It will be played at the King Power stadium.

What TV channel is Leicester vs Arsenal on and can I live stream it?

  • Leicester vs Arsenal is not being televised.
  • All the action can be followed on the Sun’s live blog with minute-to-minute updates.

Team news

Leicester may be ready to give a debut to new signing Cengiz Under but injuries persist with senior players Ricardo Pereira and Jonny Evans.

Perhaps a cup game may be viewed by Arteta as the perfect opportunity to reintroduce Mesut Ozil into the fold, with the midfielder not appearing in either of their Premier League matchday squads so far.

LINE UP Arsenal 5 2 3 Leicester 1

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Meanwhile, their defensive injury problems continue with Pablo Mari, Shkodran Mustafi and Calum Chambers all out – but William Saliba could be in for his debut and Kieran Tierney may be back.

Latest Odds

  • Leicester 15/8
  • Draw 9/4
  • Arsenal 29/20

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