Man City set to beat Manchester United with €35m offer for World Cup star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Colombian wing back Juan Cuadrado has had a terrific World Cup campaign in Brazil, as a result of which, his market value has inflated to a huge extent. Barcelona are heavily interested in the defender as they want to replace him for Dani Alves.
As the pre-season tour continues into any U.S city that will take us – much to the annoyance of the new manager – we are starting to learn more and more about the system being implemented Louis van Gaal.
If the short pre-season so far this year has taught us anything, it is the importance the Dutchman places on the centre of the park.
Marouane Fellaini is a wanted man these days, despite a horrible first season at Manchester United, and a couple of Serie A clubs are interested in offering the Belgian a way out of Old Trafford.
According to Belgian radio stationRTL, Napoli have been keeping an eye on Fellaini butare reluctant to sign on a permanent basis and would prefer a loan deal, while United are thought to be demanding a fee of £15 for the midfielder, who doesn't feature in Louis Van Gaal's plans.
Manchester United's €60m target will 'certainly' leave, claims agent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have been given a lifeline in signing Arturo Vidal after Juventus forward Sebastian Giovinco's agent admitted the star midfielder could leave the Turin club.
Giovinco's contract with the Old Lady runs down in 2015 and while addressing rumours linking the Italian forward with the move away from Juventrus, agent Andrea D'Amico said that Vidal will leave the Serie A champions in the summer transfer window.
Perks of Arsenal lining up in 4-3-3, as compared to 4-2-3-1 by SE There is no cynicism regarding the fact that Arsene Wenger has a colossal squad at his disposal, and, consequently could manipulate however he wants to. The arrival of Sanchez has possibly created the biggest anticipation at the Emirates this summer, and his [.
Why it will be easy to get Walcott to renew his deal at Arsenal by KJ With us signing Sanchez, Walcott's impact on the team has gone slightly under the radar. Many of us would agree that his injury ultimately prevented us from winning the title last season. He would've easily won us another 7 [...]
Manchester City duo highlight the ironic contradictions of home-grown favouritism is a post from: Just Football
When news broke in May that James Milner had informed Manchester City he wanted to leave the club, and that not only were the Citizens desperate to keep him, but Arsenal and Liverpool were both in the hunt to sign the midfielder, it all seemed a little surreal.
As we have seen, the relationship of the FA in the home nations with the Olympics has been a twitchy affair. This was touched upon briefly during the discussion on GN5's fantastic post on the first Football World Cup in 1930, and subsequently in my posts.
Football was played at the Olympics for the first time in the 1900 Summer Olympics.
One of the most prestigious Youth Competitions in the World the Milk Cup hosted by Northern Ireland since 1983 and teams from all over the World competing was dragged into the mud on Wednesday night as a game between Mexico and Northern Ireland turned violent with one Northern Ireland player receiving a kick to the head while on the ground.
Can only apologise to every for a lapse in concentration and thinking I had scored the rebound before I had. Ridiculous on my behalf
— Tom Huddlestone (@Huddz8) July 31, 2014
With Tom Huddlestone feeling it necessary to publicly apologise for his horrendous penalty cock-upagainst FC Trencin, it may warm the Hull midfielder's cockles to learn that it may not have been the worst miss in the Europa League last night withVladimir Bystrov ofKrasnodar pulling a true shocker off when faced with a completely vacant goal against Hungarian sideDiosgyor.
When Newcastle signed 20 year-old Ayoze Perez as out first singing in June it was said he would be one for the future, but in pre-season games Ayoze has looked a good player and scored anexcellent goal for us on Wednesday night to win the game at Hillsborough. Ayoze Perez congratulated by Anita after scoring [.
Can Raheem Sterling Fill The Luis Suarez Void? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Having snapped up Barcelona's £75m offer for the mandible-enthusiast Luis Suarez, many experts and commentators have remarked that there is a 31-goal and £75m worth of football talent gap in the Liverpool front line.
Liverpool hope to complete two more signings in coming days - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool's summer spending spree is set to continue as reports from English tabloid The Timesclaim that the Reds are hoping to complete deal for Sevilla left back Alberto Moreno and Atletico Madrid's Javier Manquillo in the coming days.
If the news is to be believed today, then Newcastle are in negotiations with QPR to sign Loic Remy, and if Mike Ashley gets involved he could help to seal the deal and get Remy permanently on Tyneside and with the breaking news that Newcastle have won the race to sign 23 year-old Argentine [...]
There is news coming through that Newcastle United have agreed a loan deal with Shakhtar Donetsk for their 23 year-old Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra. Facundo Ferreyra coming on loan to Newcastle Goal is reporting that Ferreyra has spoken with Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini, and the Newcastle captain recommended that he join him at St [.
New signing Siem de Jong hopes to be stronger than he was last season, when he missed a lot of playing time at Ajax, and at one point in the season he had a collapsed lung. Siem de Jong in training After playing 47 times in the previous season for Ajax with 16 goals, [...]
It's a hectic schedule for Newcastle in this pre-season, and we are now half way through the eight game pre-season schedule set up by Lee Charnley in early May of this year. Alan Pardew Krul and Janmaat not available And less than 24 hours after travelling back over 11.0000 miles from New Zealand,Newcastle were [.
Perhaps you saw this report linking Stoke handyman Geoff Cameron with interest from nine clubs in England and Germany. I have just started my dig on this, but can already confirm that Eintracht Frankfurt are definitely not in the market for him. It looks a pretty safe bet to add Schalke to the Offside Flag list, but let's just hold off until we can ripple it with complete certainty.
Let's tidy up a few cases... SoccerByIves is also correct: I can confirm that the LA Galaxy have opened loan-with-buy option discussions over Sacha Kljestan. However, I am told these talks are currently in the infancy stage. Again, do not get over-heated just yet, but I have learned that Sporting CP (clearly still regrouping from the failure to lure Terrence Boyd) have made some introductory
Here's this week's Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog.
On this week's show we discuss the signings of Calum Chambers and David Ospina as well as what Carl Jenkinson's loan spell at West Ham might mean for him. As well as that we answer your questions about potential further signings, Jack Wilshere as 'DM', why aren't any young centre-halves breaking through and, on the occasion of his 83rd birthday, our favourite Kanu moments.
After 18 years spent shoring up defences for the likes of Aston Villa, Olympiakos, Juventus andVillarreal, veteran centre-half Olof Mellberg announced his retirement yesterday at the grand old age of 36 after agreeing to pulp his contract with FC Copehagen.
NSC pal Brian Sciaretta was right: microwave popcorn free agent Conor O'Brien will soon be unveiled as a Wiener Neustadt player, just a couple days after leaving Odense BK by mutual consent. I will have a full report up at MLSS in a bit, but it is a one-year deal (player's choice), and there was competing interest from Denmark and one club from MLS.
Brazil's most successful female footballer, Marta, has left Swedish side Tyreso, after the club withdrew participation from the women's league in June. However, she has chosen to remain in Sweden to link up with Swedish frontrunners Rosengard.
The squad already bolsters an already impressive forward line which includes prolific German striker Anja Mittag, and Swiss ace Ramona Bachmann.
One of the Brotherly Game's own staffers wears the red, white and blue for the U.S. Paralympic National Team's July camp.
In the interest of full disclosure, I'm extremely partial to the subject of this article. He has become one of my good friends over the recent months and years, and has revealed himself to be one of the most hard-working, honest, and raddest people I've ever encountered.
There were whispers that Barcelona were planning to retire their No.5 jersey as a tribute to recently retired ex-club captain Carles Puyol, who called time on his 19 peerless years at the club at the end of last season.
However, at the personal request of Puyol himself, Barca have reneged on their plans to retire the shirt and instead let the former incumbent of the No.
Seems this "lurking Ashley Cole" thing really has legs; really awkward, detached legs; with Roma living legend Francesco Totti even poking fun at the Giallorossi's new recruit as the squad lined up for a photo in their new away kit outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art (where Rocky ran up those steps, yeah?
With the club just five years old after being formed on the back of some serious investment from Red Bull back in 2009, RB Leipzig are used to playing the likes ofSV Wacker Burghausen,Preußen Münster and both Borussia Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart's second stringsin the German third tier so when PSG and Zlatan rolled in to town for a friendly yesterday evening, it was understandably a big deal for the Leipzig players.
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