English Premier League

Real Madrid sign Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla for €3 million, says report

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Real Madrid have completed the signing of Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, according to a report from Cadena COPE. An official announcement from the club is expected within the next 24 hours.

TheSpain international has been the third-choice goalkeeper behind Iker Casillas and David de Gea.

Real Madrid sign Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla for €3 million, says report

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Real Madrid have completed the signing of Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, according to a report from Cadena COPE. An official announcement from the club is expected within the next 24 hours.

TheSpain international has been the third-choice goalkeeper behind Iker Casillas and David de Gea.

Arsenal To Stick With Arteta And Coquelin – Good Move Or Not?

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Arsenal skipper Mikel Arteta has signed a new one-year contract and the press is suggesting that as a result Arsene Wenger will shelve plans to sign a new defensive midfielder this summer.

Arteta missed much of last season through injury and his return will provide Wenger with a boost going into the new season.

QPR supporters can feel optimistic ahead of season in Championship

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Last season's Queens Park Rangers deserved to get relegated from the Premier League. Aside from the occasional spark of life, the team was not good enough. There was no pace in the side, the attack plan was one dimensional, and the defense was diabolical. While the reasons for these shortcomings are many, overall it is clear the club were just unprepared.

QPR supporters can feel optimistic ahead of season in Championship

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Last season's Queens Park Rangers deserved to get relegated from the Premier League. Aside from the occasional spark of life, the team was not good enough. There was no pace in the side, the attack plan was one dimensional, and the defense was diabolical. While the reasons for these shortcomings are many, overall it is clear the club were just unprepared.

Nicolas Otamendi move to Manchester United could be finalized this week

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Nicolas Otamendi is edging closer to amove to Manchester United as it is beingreported that his agent is currently in talks with Valencia officials to accelerate his departure from the La Liga side.

According to numerous reports, the 27-year-old has already agreed personal terms with Unitedand will make around£6 million per season once the English club meets Valencia'svaluation of the Argentine defender.

Nicolas Otamendi move to Manchester United could be finalized this week

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Nicolas Otamendi is edging closer to amove to Manchester United as it is beingreported that his agent is currently in talks with Valencia officials to accelerate his departure from the La Liga side.

According to numerous reports, the 27-year-old has already agreed personal terms with Unitedand will make around£6 million per season once the English club meets Valencia'svaluation of the Argentine defender.

Real Madrid reject stunning Chelsea bid for world class midfielder

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Real Madrid reject stunning Chelsea bid for world class midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Mirror, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has offered£20million for Real Madrid midfielder, Isco.

The Spaniard has been linked with moves away from the Bernabeu all summer because of the lack of first team action.

Revealed: Memphis Depay’ squad number at Manchester United

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Revealed: Memphis Depay' squad number at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United winger Memphis Depay was handed the number 26 shirt as he trained with his new teammates for the first time since arriving at Old Trafford.

Great to see @MemphisDepay training with his #mufc team-mates for the first time today!

Scout Report: Matteo Darmian will be excellent for Manchester United

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Scout Report: Matteo Darmian will be excellent for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Italy and England, Matteo Darmian is edging closer to Manchester United.

The Torino full back is set to sign for the Red Devils a deal worth around 12.5 million pounds.

Leighton Baines to miss Everton’s pre-season tour

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England defender Leighton Baines will miss Everton's pre-season visit to Singapore.

The 30-year-old left-back underwent ankle surgery in May and missed the final two games of the Barclays Premier League season as well as England's Euro 2016 qualifier in Slovenia.

Toffees boss Roberto Martinez revealed at the end of last season that Baines had been struggling with the problem for the past three years but said the surgery was "straightforward".

Leighton Baines to miss Everton’s pre-season tour

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England defender Leighton Baines will miss Everton's pre-season visit to Singapore.

The 30-year-old left-back underwent ankle surgery in May and missed the final two games of the Barclays Premier League season as well as England's Euro 2016 qualifier in Slovenia.

Toffees boss Roberto Martinez revealed at the end of last season that Baines had been struggling with the problem for the past three years but said the surgery was "straightforward".

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli given compassionate leave

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Liverpool have confirmed that striker Mario Balotelli has been given compassionate leave after he missed the first day of pre-season training on Monday.

The 24-year-old Italian was due to return along with the rest of the squad, but was not with his team-mates when they reassembled amid reports of the death of his adoptive father Francesco at the weekend.

Manchester United

Man United Reportedly Make Massive €82m Bid For Thomas Muller

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Manchester United have tabled a ‘huge' €82 million bid for Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, according to Sport1.

Louis van Gaal is determined to sign a new striker this summer and the report claims Muller is high on the United boss's wish list especially as the pair have worked together before during the 63-year-old's stint in charge of the Bundesliga giants.

United very close to signing Darmian

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Reports from Italy suggest that Manchester United are very close to signing Torino's right-back, Mattheo Darmian.

United have already had one bid rejected but Sky Italia reports that a deal has now been done for £12.7m. Torino have reportedly already begun the search for his replacement, with the club under the impression that the defender will move.

Video: Top 10 funny football quotes including gaffes from Liverpool and Arsenal stars

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Footballers are not renowned for being the brightest bunch and to reinforce the point Talksport has showcased their top 10 funniest quotes by those...

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Chelsea and Man Utd locked in battle to land in-demand stopper

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Chelsea and Manchester United are locked in a battle to sign sought after stopper Asmir Begovic from Stoke, according to the Star. The Red Devils...

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PSG to offer Man Utd £35m swap deal to sign Angel Di Maria

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Paris Saint Germain are ready to offer £35m plus Gregory van der Wiel to Manchester United in order to land Angel Di Maria, according to French...

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Man United’s French Connection.

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If Manchester United go ahead with the purchase of Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton he will be joining a French Legion of players that have graced Old Trafford. It all began with 'Le...

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Video: Man Utd flop Shinji Kagawa scores well taken double for Dortmund

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Things may not have worked out for Manchester United flop Shinji Kagawa while he was at the club but it seems he still has his killer instinct in...

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U.S. National Team

In passing the torch from Abby Wambach to Carli Lloyd, the US found its killer instinct

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about the apparent Russian roulette mission US Women's National Team Head Coach Jill Ellis and her team were embarking upon riding the disturbingly out-of-form Abby Wambach until either a) she found that form, or b) the team was bounced from the 2015 Women's World Cup.

In passing the torch from Abby Wambach to Carli Lloyd, the US found its killer instinct

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about the apparent Russian roulette mission US Women's National Team Head Coach Jill Ellis and her team were embarking upon riding the disturbingly out-of-form Abby Wambach until either a) she found that form, or b) the team was bounced from the 2015 Women's World Cup.

What did MLS and US Soccer know about Traffic and CONCACAF’s improprieties?

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With the CONCACAF Gold Cup about to kick off, the FIFA scandal should be on the front-burner for most American journalists. As the FBI indictments against several CONCACAF and Traffic Sports officials indicate, the governing body for the sport in North and Central America as well as the Caribbean, has held for much of the last two decades a continental championship whose very hosting and marketing has been compromised by alleged corruption.

What did MLS and US Soccer know about Traffic and CONCACAF’s improprieties?

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With the CONCACAF Gold Cup about to kick off, the FIFA scandal should be on the front-burner for most American journalists. As the FBI indictments against several CONCACAF and Traffic Sports officials indicate, the governing body for the sport in North and Central America as well as the Caribbean, has held for much of the last two decades a continental championship whose very hosting and marketing has been compromised by alleged corruption.

Arsenal

Arsenal right to sign up England’s star of the summer?

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The three lions may have suffered another disappointing flop in a major tournament this summer, but that should not take away any of the credit earned by the young Arsenal right back Carl Jenkinson. The 23-year old was just about the only one of Gareth Southgate's England under 21 squad that came away from the [.

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling Named Most Valuable Young Player In Europe

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Football industry experts Soccerex have named Liverpool's wantaway attacker Raheem Sterling as the most valuable young player in Europe. The 20-year-old, linked with a move to Manchester City, tops the 'Soccerex 20 Football Value Index', which ranks players under 21 in Europe according to a whole list of factors includingage, position, club, contract length, injuries and technical quality (all seems a bit made up to me).

Barcelona´s Turan transfer good news for Arsenal?

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The Arsenal and Spain international star midfielder Santi Cazorla has been the subject of a growing anumber of Arsenal transfer rumours over the last few weeks, ever since the reports began about La Liga´s Atletico Madrid being set to sell their own attacking midfielder Arda Turan. The Turkish international had been strongly linked with a [.

Who will shine brightest for Arsenal in pre-season?

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The Arsenal squad are due to arrive in Asia next Monday, ready to participate in the Barclays Asian trophy with a game against the Singapore select XI team on the Wednesday followed by another game against either Stoke City of Everton to determine the winner, assuming that the Gunners win our first game of course.

Transfer News and Gossip

Chelsea have deal in place to sign Charles Aranguiz

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Chelsea have struck a deal to sign Chile international Charles Aranguiz, according to Marseille fan website Football Club De Marseille. The French...

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Man City reaching agreement with Liverpool over Raheem Sterling a ‘formality’

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Manchester City reaching an agreement with Liverpool over the transfer of Raheem Sterling is a "formality", according to the Star. The...

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Photos and Video: Southampton sign Cuco Martina

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Southampton have completed the signing of FC Twente's Cuco Martina. The 25-year-old, who can play at right-back or centre-back, has signed a...

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Newcastle United

Everton Move In For Newcastle’s Top Target

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The longer you spend in negotiations when the word is out you areafter a top player, the more likely it is that good clubs will move in and try to do the deal with the player themselves. That's what seems to have happened at Newcastle, who have presumably been negotiating with PSV for the transfer [.

Report: Thauvin Ready To Push For Move This Summer

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There is a report in le10sport today that Newcastle targetMarseilles winger Florian Thauvin may be getting itchy feet, and may want to leave the club this summer. The report is that Florian is a little bit concerned about what's happening at the French club with a number of top players already leaving the club [.

Dutchman Trying To Emulate Sebastien Bassong

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Newcastle are giving a one week trial to 17 year-old Dutchman Dani Koks on trial, so he will have a chanced to impress the new head coach Stave McClaren, who will be off with the first team to America this weekend. We remember seven years ago when 21 year-old Sebastien Bassong came in for a [...]

Transfers & Rumours

Koeman: United can have Schneiderlin… for the right price

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Louis van Gaal has highlighted Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin as one of the players he would like to buy this summer. United have already had a £20m bid rejected but haven't followed that up with a second offer.

United's first pre-season match is less than a week away so if United want Schneiderlin, they should get the transfer wrapped up sooner rather than later.

Nani: Van Persie should join me at Fenerbahce

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Having been unveiled as a Fenerbahce player, Nani has urged Robin van Persie to join him in Turkey. Reports this week claimed that the Dutch striker had agreed personal terms with the club, but his agent has since denied that.

I haven't had the chance to talk with Robin van Persie yet.

PICTURES: Nani unveiled at Fenerbahce in front of large crowd

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Telemundo draws record-breaking audience for Women’s World Cup final

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Over 1.2 million viewers tuned in to Telemundo for the final game of the 2015 Women's World Cup to watch the highly anticipated rematch between the U.S. Women's National Team and Japan. Called by the legendary Andrés Cantor andSammy Sadovnik, Telemundo's ratings saw an increase of 97% from the 2011 final with a staggering 342% increase from the tournament average during the network's digital stream.

Telemundo draws record-breaking audience for Women’s World Cup final

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Over 1.2 million viewers tuned in to Telemundo for the final game of the 2015 Women's World Cup to watch the highly anticipated rematch between the U.S. Women's National Team and Japan. Called by the legendary Andrés Cantor andSammy Sadovnik, Telemundo's ratings saw an increase of 97% from the 2011 final with a staggering 342% increase from the tournament average during the network's digital stream.

The Rest

USA vs. Honduras, Gold Cup 2015: Time, TV schedule and team news

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The Gold Cup starts tonight in Texas with the US and Honduras squaring off in Group A.

The 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off tonight, with the United States facing Honduras in the back half of a doubleheader in Texas. The USMNT has gotten some favorable Gold Cup groups in past years, but this time they've ended up in the toughest of the three.

The Keys: US v Honduras

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Let's start something new here. Prior to big matches, I will present a simple two-key solution for our team of interest. Obviously, the USMNT kicks off Gold Cup tonight against a testing Honduras side, so it's a fine time to run my yap a little. The idea will be to focus on one major pressure point on each side of the ball, but let's not etch that in stone for emergency flexibility's sake.

USMNT vs. Honduras, Gold Cup 2015: How to Watch

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Only a few days after the Women lifted the World Cup, the Men's team take on Honduras as they begin their defense of the Gold Cup.

The road to Philadelphia and the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final begins tonight for the USMNT as they take on Honduras in their first group stage match. The U.S. are in what could be considered the toughest group in the tournament, facing the likes of Panama and Honduras, but the Yanks appear to be in a great place after a 4-0 dismantling of Guatemala a few days ago.

World Soccer Talk Radio (7.7.15) Nick Geber interview

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Nick Geber.

Geber, who is best known by soccer fans as being the co-host of FOX Football Friday, FOX Football Fone-In and World Soccer Daily, discussed several topics with host Nate Abaurrea including whether the USA victory in the World Cup will translate into success for the women's national soccer league, what the outlook looks like for Liverpool next season given the signings they've bought thus far, and whether Major League Soccer needs to relinquish its control and power a little in order to make the league more transparent and engaging.

World Soccer Talk Radio (7.7.15) Nick Geber interview

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Nick Geber.

Geber, who is best known by soccer fans as being the co-host of FOX Football Friday, FOX Football Fone-In and World Soccer Daily, discussed several topics with host Nate Abaurrea including whether the USA victory in the World Cup will translate into success for the women's national soccer league, what the outlook looks like for Liverpool next season given the signings they've bought thus far, and whether Major League Soccer needs to relinquish its control and power a little in order to make the league more transparent and engaging.

Chelsea Outbid Spurs For Use Of Wembley

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Chelsea have offered £11 million a year to use Wembley Stadium as a temporary home while Stamford Bridge is redeveloped, outbidding London rivals Tottenham.

Spurs, who will need a venue for one year from 2017 while their new stadium is built, are believed to have offered £8 million a year to use the national stadium.

Fernando Aristeguieta's loan extended

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Venezuelan forward Fernando Aristeguieta will be with the Philadelphia Union for six more months, as the Union and FC Nantes agreed to a loan extension.

Fernando Aristeguieta will remain a member of the Philadelphia Union for the next six months, according to Matthew De George.

Chris Albright confirms that Fernando Aristeguieta will remain with the Union for another six month loan deal.

Antonio Conte Told To Stand Trial For Match-Fixing

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Stunning news from Italy as current Italian national team boss, and former Juventus manager Antonio Conte is among 104 people who will face trial for their alleged involvement in match fixing in 2011.

Conte, who has already served a ban imposed by the Italian football federation in connection with the case but has always denied any wrongdoing, was accused of 'sports fraud' by the prosecutor in the city of Cremona.

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Kawasaki Frontale vs Borussia Dortmund 0-6 Highlights 2015 Friendly Goals Video

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B&RU Player of the month for June: Fabian Espindola

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D.C. United played a silly number of games in June, and the most consistently good player was the man in the #10 shirt.

D.C. United's schedule was a meat-grinder in May, but June took it to another level. 8 games were jammed into 30 days, including a nonsensical 6 in 17 stretch to end the month.