SoccerLens Archives for January 2013

Manchester United have bid rejected for De Rossi

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Manchester United have bid rejected for De Rossi - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Machester United have recently seen their £10M bid for AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi rejected.

Ex-England manager Fabio Capello reportedly told the Premier League champions of De Rossi' availability, and the side subsequently put in a bid.

Liverpool close to signing Thiago Ilori & Mamadou Sakho

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Liverpool close to signing Thiago Ilori & Mamadou Sakho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports are suggesting Liverpool are close to signing Sporting CP defender Thiago Ilori left, and Paris Saint-Germain's Mamadou Sakho right.

The French international has been a target for the Merseyside outfit all summer, and looks set to join for a fee said to be around £12M.

Manchester United have £30M bid for Herrera rejected

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Manchester United have £30M bid for Herrera rejected - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League champions Manchester United have seen their interest rebuffed for Athletico Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera.

The La Liga side were said to have rejected a bid of around £30M for the Spanish international citing how the player has no intention of leaving, nor do Bilbao have nay intention of selling.

Why the Liverpool-United rivalry is so special

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Why the Liverpool-United rivalry is so special - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This Sunday, Manchester United will travel to Anfield to face their arch-rivals Liverpool. Although Reds are no longer title challengers, and are even struggling to finish in top four, the fixture holds enough significance to English fans and neutrals throughout the world as well.

Rebuilt Spurs have all to prove this season against Arsenal and co.

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Rebuilt Spurs have all to prove this season against Arsenal and co. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Apparently, it's been decided by universal acclaim that Tottenham have been more than a bit canny about the inevitability of losing their star player, and astutely got all of the buying to replace him done before every selling club realises that they're loaded with the dosh from the deal.

5 Greatest Manchester United players Ever

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5 Greatest Manchester United players Ever - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are entering a new era under David Moyes after the retirement of their greatest ever manager in Sir Alex Ferguson

But who are his equals on the playing side? Which players can rightly be called the best to have ever worn the Manchester United shirt at Old Trafford?

Manchester United make 30m bid for Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera

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Manchester United make 30m bid for Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With Manchester United still pursuing a double-deal for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines from Everton (with their latest £36m bid knocked back and United expected to go above £40m for the duo), the club has now been reported to have made a 30m Euros offer for another midfielder, a move thought to be independent of their pursuit of the Everton duo.

Arsenal’s £70m transfer spree is a fool’s errand

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Arsenal's £70m transfer spree is a fool's errand - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With less than four days remaining for the summer transfer window to slam shut, it has become now or never for Arsenal. The Gunners have yet to make any significant additions to the squad other than the free signings ofYaya Sanogo and Mathieu Flamini, with the reported £70 million budget, still burning a hole in the pocket.

Tottenham take spending spree to £70m by signing Vlad Chiriches

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Tottenham take spending spree to £70m by signing Vlad Chiriches - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have continued their spending spree with the purchase ofcentre-back Vlad Chiriches, the club has announced officially.

Spurs were a bit thin on their defensive front after the deaprtures of William Gallas and Steven Caulker, but have swiftly moved to resolve the problem, after signing the 23-year-old Chiriches for a fee of around £8.

Trial in Europe: Arsenal to face Dortmund while City get Bayern

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Trial in Europe: Arsenal to face Dortmund while City get Bayern - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City will face the reigning champions Bayern Munich in the Group D of the Champions League, while Arsenal will face last season's runner-up of the same competition Borussia Dortmund in Group F.

Champions League Group Stage Draw and Daily News Round-Up

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Champions League Group Stage Draw and Daily News Round-Up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City will face the reigning champions Bayern Munich in the Group D of the Champions League, while Arsenal will face last season's runner-up of the same competition Borussia Dortmund in Group F.

Sakho, Papadopoulos & co: 5 centre-backs that can solve Liverpool’s defensive problems

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Sakho, Papadopoulos & co: 5 centre-backs that can solve Liverpool's defensive problems - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With less than five days remaining Liverpool are looking to land at least one or two major defensive signings before the transfer window slams shut.

The Reds have been linked with several top defenders in the past few months and it is to be seen whether the Merseysiders can lure anyone of their realistic targets within the next few days.

Five defensive options that could solve Liverpool’s defensive conundrums

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Five defensive options that could solve Liverpool's defensive conundrums - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With less than five days remaining Liverpool are looking to land at least one or two major defensive signings before the transfer window slams shut.

The Reds have been linked with several top defenders in the past few months and it is to be seen whether the Merseysiders can lure anyone of their realistic targets within the next few days.

Celtic triumph in passion play.

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Celtic triumph in passion play. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There's something particularly dramatic about football under floodlights. The darkness all around creates the image of nothing existing outside of the action on the pitch. Like the footlights at a theatre it sets a scene that always seems destined for drama.

Liverpool leading the chase to land Sakho

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Liverpool leading the chase to land Sakho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are looking favourites to land the highly rated centre-back from French champions Paris Saint-Germain, Mamadou Sakho, who is out of contract next year.

Defence was one of the major areas Liverpool needed reinforcement in the summer.

Liverpool agree €7m deal with Sporting for Tiago Ilori

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Liverpool agree €7m deal with Sporting for Tiago Ilori - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are close to signing Sporting defenderTiago Ilori, after Brendan Rodgers was forced to make a late incursion in the transfer market, following the injury to Kolo Toure.

According to Portugal media outlet, O Jogo and Sky Sports reporter Pepe O'Rourke, the Reds have already have agreed a €7 million deal plus add-ons for the highly rated youngster.

Tottenham move for Christian Eriksen

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Tottenham move for Christian Eriksen - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham are looking to add a creative spark to their midfield after the North London outfit were given permission to speak to the Ajax midfielder, Christian Eriksen.

Spurs have been chasing the youngster for a while and have stepped up their chase for the Dane, as the North Londoners are poised to lose their talisman winger Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

What’s the Mata with Mourinho and Chelsea?

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What's the Mata with Mourinho and Chelsea? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last season Juan Mata was key to Chelsea's success, he was arguably their best player and one of the best in the league. He is the one that controlled the play at Chelsea and makes them tick on attack. Jose Mourinho has returned for his second stint at the Blue's and it looks like Juan Mata is being pushed out by "The Special One".

Chelsea to sign Samuel Eto’o

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Chelsea to sign Samuel Eto'o - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After weeks of rumours and negotiations, Chelsea have finally completed the signing of Anzhi striker Samuel Eto'o on a free transfer.

The Russian Premier League side had previously placed every player on the transfer list as their finances were greatly cut this summer, and subsequently it's seen a number of high-profile personnel leave the side.

Tottenham won’t go for Juan Mata

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Tottenham won't go for Juan Mata - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andres Villas-Boas has recently admitted his side won't be making an official approach for Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata citing how the London rival would never consider selling to them.

‘Mata is a great player player of the year last season, a very important player for Chelsea.

Adidas sign Ozil as Madrid move to thwart Arsenal and United interest

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Adidas sign Ozil as Madrid move to thwart Arsenal and United interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Adidaslaunched a new campaign in Madrid yesterday, together with Mesut Ozil, in order to welcome the world-class football player to the Adidas family.

The campaign entitled "Welcoming Mesut to the family" where the German international was seen in a a commercial with football greats such as Bastian Schweinsteiger, Kaka, Philipp Lahm, Manuel Neuer, Zinedine Zidane, Thomas Müller and Marcelo – all of them ambassadors of Adidas and are seen in the clip giving Ozil a friendly welcome to the family.

Arsenal to look for Lukas Podolski replacement?

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Arsenal to look for Lukas Podolski replacement? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following the news Arsenal's left-sided forward Lukas Podolski will be out of action for up to 10 weeks, the Gunners now seem prepared to dip into the transfer market and find an adequate replacement.

The German international injured his hamstring after Arsenal's 2-0 win against Fenerbahce in the Champions League qualifiers.

Newcastle hopeful of re-signing Demba Ba

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Newcastle hopeful of re-signing Demba Ba - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Recent reports are suggesting Newcastle are interested in resigning their former player Demba Ba.

The Chelsea striker left Newcastle during the January transfer window last season, but has so far failed to make much of an impact for the Europa League winners scoring just six goals in 22 games.

Tottenham: Bale out as Lamela signs for €30m

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Tottenham: Bale out as Lamela signs for €30m - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With just five days remaining for the transfer window to slum shut, the market is just hinting to go crazy and berserk, if not already. Tottenham have finally agreed a €30m deal for Erik Lamela;Real Madrid stars unwilling to move elsewhere; Chelsea want to sign yet another winger (yes, you read that right) and plenty more in our Premier League transfer round up segment today.

Chelsea in talks with Porto’s Christian Atsu

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Chelsea in talks with Porto's Christian Atsu - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are said to be in talks with Primeira Liga champions Porto over the availability of winger Christian Atsu.

Reports are suggesting the two sides have entered advanced discussions, and a fee of around £3M has already been agreed.

Premier League Transfer Round Up: Tottenham agree €30m deal for Roma’s Erik Lamela

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Premier League Transfer Round Up: Tottenham agree €30m deal for Roma's Erik Lamela - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With just five days remaining for the transfer window to slum shut, the market is just hinting to go crazy and berserk, if not already. Tottenham have finally agreed a €30m deal for Erik Lamela;Real Madrid stars unwilling to move elsewhere; Chelsea want to sign yet another winger (yes, you read that right) and plenty more in our Premier League transfer round up segment today.

Tottenham to sign Erik Lamela, say AS Roma

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Tottenham to sign Erik Lamela, say AS Roma - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League Tottenham Hotspur are set to sign Roma winger Erik Lamela.

‘Roma announce they have signed a contract with Tottenham for the outright sale of the playing rights of Erik Lamela, in exchange for 30m euros.

Sagna: Champions League football is not enough for Arsenal

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Sagna: Champions League football is not enough for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna is not fully satisfied with Arsenal's progress to the group stages of the 2013/2014 Champions League for him, trophies are far more important than the financial stability and prestige that comes with playing in the UEFA Champions League week in and week out.

Gareth Bale’s world record move will go ahead confirms Villas-Boas

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Gareth Bale's world record move will go ahead confirms Villas-Boas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that the club's explosive winger Gareth Bale will complete his dream move to Real Madrid before the transfer window closes.

After months of protracted saga, that took all forms of twists and turns, denial and speculations, it seems finally the club and the manager has come to terms with the fact that he will be without the mercurial winger from September 3rdonwards.

If Arsenal want Ozil, Wenger needs to move quickly

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If Arsenal want Ozil, Wenger needs to move quickly - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Whisper it so softly, but there's just a chance that Tottenham's apparently imminent deal to sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid may inadvertently help their north London neighbours, Arsenal to break the club's transfer log jam.

Shinji Kagawa: The Right One For Manchester United?

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Shinji Kagawa: The Right One For Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

First it was Thiago Alcantara. Then Marouane Fellaini. Cesc Fabregas was next. And soon, the rumour mill, in its favourite summer game ofFind Manchester United a New Central Midfielder, turned its attention to Juan Mata, Mesut Ozil and Kevin Stootman.

Chelsea complete the signing of Willian

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Chelsea complete the signing of Willian - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have completed the signing of Brazilian playmaker Willian, the club have officially confirmed through their website.

The Blues had already agreed a deal with the Russian clubAnzhi Makhachkala for Willian, who has signed a five-year-contract with the West Londoners.

Strikers fighting for a Spot in Hodgson’s World Cup squad

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Strikers fighting for a Spot in Hodgson's World Cup squad - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Next summer the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be in Brazil, with a season of football ahead there are still many players who need to show their national managers that they are good enough to be involved.

Guardiola and Mourinho – The best of enemies clash for the European Super Cup

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Guardiola and Mourinho – The best of enemies clash for the European Super Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho is the sort of manager that people say could start an argument in a telephone kiosk. It's probably true, so long as he had enough credit on his ‘phone card to call Pep Guardiola.

Arsenal go through to the Champions League group stages

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Arsenal go through to the Champions League group stages - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal (Ramsey 25′ 72′) 2-0 Fenerbahce Arsenal win 5-0 on aggregate
Arsenal advance through to the group stages as they beat Fenerbahce 2-0 (5-0 aggregate).

Gareth Bale transfer fee dwarfed by £500m transfer carousel

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Gareth Bale transfer fee dwarfed by £500m transfer carousel - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We are heading into that stage of the transfer window, where just one transfer is needed to let the market crash like anything. It can go berserk, bizarre and brilliant.

The cold war in terms of transfer market has already been developing in Europe.

Chelsea a Work-in-Progress After Manchester United Draw

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Chelsea a Work-in-Progress After Manchester United Draw - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Fernando Torres and Demba Ba may not be the answer for Chelsea's forward problem.


Is Chelsea a finished team? That was the question asked of Jose Mourinho's men as they took on the reigning English champions on the weekend, a question that the Blues answered with an emphatic no.

Tottenham preparing smart move for Ajax starlet Christian Eriksen

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Tottenham preparing smart move for Ajax starlet Christian Eriksen - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly chasing the highly rated Ajaxstarlet Christian Eriksen and are preparing a £12 million bid for his services, according to reports from Danish source BT.

Rooney, Ozil and co: 5 Big Transfers That Could Happen This Week

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Rooney, Ozil and co: 5 Big Transfers That Could Happen This Week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer we have seen several high profile transfers that have been taken place and few deals didn't materialize as anticipated. Some protracted sagas took all forms of nasty twists and turns while there have been big money transfers as well.

Chelsea lining up shock move for Christian Atsu – How many wingers do they need?

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Chelsea lining up shock move for Christian Atsu How many wingers do they need? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League giants Chelsea are lining up shock move for Porto wingerChristian Atsu and as per reports from The Mirror; the Blues are set to seal the £3.5 million signing before the transfer window closes down.

Newcastle in talks with Chelsea to re-sign Demba Ba on loan

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Newcastle in talks with Chelsea to re-sign Demba Ba on loan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle United are in talks with Chelsea over a possible loan move for their former striker Demba Ba, according to reports from Sky Tyne and Wear.

The Senegal international joined Chelsea in the January transfer window of last season on a three-year contract after the Blues successfully activated his£7 millionrelease clause.

Erik Lamela arrives in London to sign for Tottenham

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Erik Lamela arrives in London to sign for Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Erik Lamela has arrived in Londonto complete a £30 million move to Tottenham, while Gareth Bale's transfer to Real Madrid is far from over.

Having seen their potential target Willian been hijacked by Chelsea, Spurs have wasted no time here and have stepped up their efforts and had been in talks with the Italian club, over the move.

Gareth Bale could unleash the Chain Reaction Transfer mechanism

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Gareth Bale could unleash the Chain Reaction Transfer mechanism - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We are heading into that stage of the transfer window, where just one transfer is needed to let the market crash like anything. It can go berserk, bizarre and brilliant.

The cold war in terms of transfer market has already been developing in Europe.

Soccer Mad but Struggling to Make an Impact: The Story of Gambia’s Footballing Woes

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Soccer Mad but Struggling to Make an Impact: The Story of Gambia's Footballing Woes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The warm West African sun slowly setting over the Atlantic Ocean provides the picture-perfect backdrop as the male population of Fajara descends as one upon the seafront.

Chelsea’s desperate plea to Wayne Rooney designed to undermine United interests

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Chelsea's desperate plea to Wayne Rooney designed to undermine United interests - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has stated Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has 48 hours to make his intentions clear otherwise Chelsea will end their interest in him potentially making a bid for Anzhi striker Samuel Eto'o.

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney given ultimatum by Mourinho

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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney given ultimatum by Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wayne Rooney was the star of the show as Manchester United and Chelsea were locked in a stalemate draw at Old Trafford on Monday night.

The focus immediately shifted back to the maverick's future, after Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has given him 48 hours to decide if he wants to leave Manchester United and move to Stamford Bridge.

Juan Mata stories are Nonsense says Mourinho

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Juan Mata stories are Nonsense says Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has rubbished claims that Juan Mata, who was left on the bench at Old Trafford, would be sold in the summer.

Mata's future has been well speculated throughout the summer with English press claiming that Mourinho doesn't rate the player high enough and could cash in on the player, who was arguably the best performer for the Blues last season.

Newcastle to get screwed in transfers for the second time this year

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Newcastle to get screwed in transfers for the second time this year - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With only a week remaining in the summer transfer window, no major deals have been done apart from one striker from loan, Newcastle are facing the prospect of enduring yet another grim season as they are bracing up for the departure of their highly talented midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

Arsenal close in on Real Madrid duo Ozil and Di Maria

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Arsenal close in on Real Madrid duo Ozil and Di Maria - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is thought to be monitoring the Real Madrid duo Mesut Ozil and Angel di Maria and is reportedly looking to lodge a bid for the two players, whowould be available at a combined price of around £60 million.

Iker Casillas considering his future at Real Madrid

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Iker Casillas considering his future at Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sources close to Real Madrid are suggesting out-of-favour shot-stopper Iker Casillas is considering his future with the side.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas lost his place in the La Liga side midway through the 2012/13 season after succumbing to injury.

Are Manchester City Finally Ready to Challenge in Europe?

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Are Manchester City Finally Ready to Challenge in Europe? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City's rise in prowess in recent years coincided with Roberto Mancini's appointment at the Etihad. Three trophies, including an FA Cup and that now infamous Premier League title, represented success on the domestic front for the blue half of Manchester.

“Wayne Rooney to stay at United”, says Mike Phelan

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"Wayne Rooney to stay at United", says Mike Phelan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wayne Rooney has been the centre of attention during this summer's transfer window. He has been subject to two bids from Chelsea but according to former coach Mike Phelan, the England forward is 'staying for now'.

Win a free copy of FIFA 14 through Soccerlens.com

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Win a free copy of FIFA 14 through Soccerlens.com - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Would you like to win a copy of FIFA 14? Read on below to find out more!

Professional football has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, with the influx of technology and sports science raising the bar in the game in Great Britain and all over the world.

Are Manchester United the side in for Gareth Bale?

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Are Manchester United the side in for Gareth Bale? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the aftermath of Manchester United's goalless draw against Chelsea last night, manager David Moyes hinted that his side may well have made a bid for Tottenham Hotspur forward Gareth Bale.

‘I said at the start Manchester United will always be interested in the best players and we'll always be looking to try and improve the team.

Why Manchester United aren’t rushing for a central-midfielder

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Why Manchester United aren't rushing for a central-midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been in the market for two central midfielders Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas right and Everton's Marouane Fellaini left.

However, the Premier League champions have failed in their task to produce either signature, and they have seemed blasé at the prospect of not bringing a midfielder if their top targets won't sign.

Jose Mourinho not helping his strikers’ confidence with continual squad rotating

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Jose Mourinho not helping his strikers' confidence with continual squad rotating - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In Chelsea's third Premier League game of the 2013/14 season, manager Jose Mourinho has already named his third different striker to play the lone role up front.

Recently, for their match against title-rivals Manchester United, Mourinho named summer-signing Andre Schurrle to start in attack.

Joe Hart once again under intense scrutiny

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Joe Hart once again under intense scrutiny - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following Manchester City's recent 3-2 defeat to newly-promoted side Cardiff, City goalkeeper Joe Hart has been under the spotlight for yet another poor performance.

The England number one was at fault for the winning goal which Cardiff striker Frazier Richardson had scored heading home from a corner after Hart appeared to mis-time his punch.

Can David Moyes improve on his Old Trafford record?

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Can David Moyes improve on his Old Trafford record? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mondaynight is going to be a special night for Manchester United and David Moyes. For the first time, since the inception of the re-branded Premier League, a new manager will take charge of the Red Devils at Old Trafford.

Cardiff 3-2 Man City: Campbell nets two in a thrilling match

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Cardiff 3-2 Man City: Campbell nets two in a thrilling match - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cardiff City (Gunnarsson 60′ Campbell 79′ 86′) 3-2 Man City (Dzeko 52′ Negredo' 90)We all love giant-killers. But the triumphant cup wins are slowly losing their inpredictability and spark.

Gareth Bale and the dangers of living in the solid gold fish bowl of playing for Real Madrid

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Gareth Bale and the dangers of living in the solid gold fish bowl of playing for Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juanito, one of the most celebrated players in the history of Real Madrid declared, at his presentation as a Los Blancos player that "Playing for Real Madrid is like touching the sky.

Arsenal ready to make a sensational swoop for United target Juan Mata

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Arsenal ready to make a sensational swoop for United target Juan Mata - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With just a week remaining in the summer transfer window, this has become an emergency tracheotomy for Arsenal. The Gunners have yet to land a big name while it seems their major targets are slipping away from their hands, one after another.

Barkley to blossom at Everton under Martinez

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Barkley to blossom at Everton under Martinez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's still early days, but the breakthrough player of the Premier League season so far has been Ross Barkley. The 19-year-old has been handed a starting place by Everton coach, Roberto Martinez, who has publicly declared his faith and excitement in the Englishman's potential.

Willian could be the ‘Juan’ that ‘Matas’ in Chelsea’s Chase for Rooney

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Willian could be the ‘Juan' that ‘Matas' in Chelsea's Chase for Rooney - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Key to a Rooney Mata deal?

Chelsea want to sign Wayne Rooney, but just how far are they prepared to go in order to get him? The Blues' signing of Willian, by intent or effect, may have created an intriguing possibility that could just open the door to a deal – if Chelsea are prepared to do business.

Can David Moyes break his Old Trafford jinx?

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Can David Moyes break his Old Trafford jinx? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mondaynight is going to be a special night for Manchester United and David Moyes. For the first time, since the inception of the re-branded Premier League, a new manager will take charge of the Red Devils at Old Trafford.

Arsenal’s offer for Angel di Maria approved by Real Madrid

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Arsenal's offer for Angel di Maria approved by Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal fans can now rejoice, as Spanish giants Real Madrid have approved Arsenal's offer for their star winger Angel di Maria, confirmed by journalist Paul Breen-Turner on talkSPORT.

The Gunners were in preliminary talk with Madrid over a possible£26 million deal for Di Maria, who surely would drop down the pecking orders, should Gareth Bale sign for the Los Blancos, which is nothing but just a formality now.

Luis Suarez now targeted by Real Madrid

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Luis Suarez now targeted by Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid have set their eyes on Liverpool's want away striker Luis Suarez, according to reports from Spanish newspaper AS.

The Los Blancos were linked with Suarez early in the summer but the interests frizzled out as they concentrated on buying Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur.

Five classic Man Utd vs Chelsea clashes

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Five classic Man Utd vs Chelsea clashes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United vs Chelsea has become one of the most eagerly anticipated clashes in the Premier League era, with both sides battling for the title every season. As the two giants prepare to face each other at Old Trafford tonight, here are are five great encounters from years gone by:-

MAN UTD 3-3 CHELSEA- 2000

Claudio Ranieri's first game in charge of Chelsea became one of the most memorable matches of the 2000/01 season.

Tottenham may struggle to sign Erik Lamela

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Tottenham may struggle to sign Erik Lamela - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have been enquiring about AS Roma forward Erik Lamela all summer, and had previously looked close to sealing a £25M move to sign him. However, Roma manager Rudi Garcia has stated he has no desire to let him leave against the club's will.

Pellegrini turns the heat up on Dzeko

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Pellegrini turns the heat up on Dzeko - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told striker Edin Dzeko he will have to continue performing to standard if he wishes to keep his place in the City side for this season.

‘I told him that if he wants to stay here we must see the player Manchester City bought two years ago.

Where will Willian fit in the Chelsea side?

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Where will Willian fit in the Chelsea side? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have recently gazumped London rivals Tottenham to sign Anzhi attacking-midfielder Willian.

The 25-year old was undergoing a medical with Spurs, but the Blues swooped in matching his asking price and subsequently pinching him off their hands.

Is this to be Olivier Giroud’s season for Arsenal?

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Is this to be Olivier Giroud's season for Arsenal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud recently netted the opening goal in the Gunners 3-1 victory against local rivals Fulham pictured, and now sits second in the top goalscoring charts for the new season (2) behind Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (3).

Daniel Sturridge: England’s next number 9?

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Daniel Sturridge: England's next number 9? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has started the 2013/14 Premier League in the same fashion he finished the latter.

The England international already has two goals from his first two games of the new season scoring the winning goal in both 1-0 victories against Stoke City and Aston Villa to put Liverpool second in the league.

Benzema will not be joining Arsenal

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Benzema will not be joining Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Karim Benzema's agent, Karim Djaziri, has recently quashed the rumours of his client pictured potentially joining Arsenal this summer.

‘We can not fight against the rumours, but I assure you Karim will not go to Arsenal.

Europe’s elite on red alert for Mamadou Sakho

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Europe's elite on red alert for Mamadou Sakho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After it had appeared want-away defender Mamadou Sakho right was going to stay with Ligue One champions Paris Saint-Germain, it now seems the side are willing to cash in on him before the transfer window closes this summer.

Premier League Saturday: Aston Villa v Liverpool Confirmed Line-Ups

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Premier League Saturday: Aston Villa v Liverpool Confirmed Line-Ups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa in the Premier League late kick-off, looking to register their second victory of the season.

The Reds won their opening match against Stoke City at Anfield in a dramatic way, where debutant Simon Mignolet produced a stunning save off Jonathan Walters' penalty, right at the end of the match.

Is it time for West Brom to change their transfer strategy?

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Is it time for West Brom to change their transfer strategy? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So far during the summer transfer window, West Bromwich Albion have failed to spend a single penny, and suffered an opening day defeat to Southampton. A section of fans have been quick to blame Chairman Jeremy Peace and have called for change.

Why Chelsea Need A Man Of Mourinho’s Stature

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Why Chelsea Need A Man Of Mourinho's Stature - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho oozes confidence. Happy or special or whatever, the one thing about Mourinho that hasn't changed and will never change is that the man is sure of himself. He believes in his ability, and he does things his way.

VIDEO: Bale must adapt to Spanish football

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VIDEO: Bale must adapt to Spanish football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Gareth Bale to Real Madrid a deal that will make him the most expensive football transfer in the world, not to mention put him in a team of superstars who are expected to win 38 games out of 38 each season.

But that's not what the Tottenham star will have to worry about the most.

Do Manchester United really want Chelsea’s Juan Mata, and will Rooney be part of the deal?

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Do Manchester United really want Chelsea's Juan Mata, and will Rooney be part of the deal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With little more than a week left for the summer transfer window to close, hectic parleys are on between two Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea for the transfer of Wayne Rooney.

Gareth Southgate, the U21s and the job with no job description

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Gareth Southgate, the U21s and the job with no job description - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The appointment of Gareth Southgate as England U21 manager is interesting from a number of perspectives; not least in that it raises the questions that it raises. Although some would argue it to be the ‘safe' appointment, in that he already has the FA tie and blazer – with all of the inculcated ethos usually ‘stitched up' into those garments – it is fair to say that just over a year ago he resigned from his job as Head of Elite Development there, on the same day as the organization confirmed that he would not be considered for the role of Technical Director.

Willian to ditch Tottenham and sign for Chelsea claims Jose Mourinho

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Willian to ditch Tottenham and sign for Chelsea claims Jose Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed in a press conference today that Willian has chosen to join the Blues, despite the Brazil international having a medical ahead of a proposed £30m move to Tottenham.

Jose Mourinho: Willian has chosen Chelsea over Tottenham

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Jose Mourinho: Willian has chosen Chelsea over Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed in a press conference today that Willian has chosen to join the Blues, despite the Brazil international having a medical ahead of a proposed £30m move to Tottenham.

Foreigners in Premier League is no problem

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Foreigners in Premier League is no problem - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Many fans from England and beyond are tied to a misconception in which the foreign players in the Premier League are doing damage to the quality of new English talents and the national football team. The fact that England reached an all-time low in the amount of homegrown players in its top flight seems to urge many fans, and even England manager Roy Hodgson, into getting the Premier League to introduce a quota to reduce the foreigners and increase English talents.

Wenger must ensure that the Gunners aren’t firing blanks again

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Wenger must ensure that the Gunners aren't firing blanks again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal fans will either be full of hope or despair as the transfer window draws to a close. With nearly two score of players exiting the Emirates and, to date, only one arrival – and that on a free transfer it has been a summer of false hope damned by seemingly inevitable frustration.

North London Lego Bricks: Arsenal and Tottenham to take center stage in ‘frantic’ transfer window end

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North London Lego Bricks: Arsenal and Tottenham to take center stage in ‘frantic' transfer window end - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It was as if a fuse had been lit when the full time whistle blew on Arsenal's dreadful home defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday. Those still sat in disbelief, as the majority of the Emirates stadium dissipated into uncomfortable nothingness, made their feelings heard, as yet another crisis descended onto Arsene Wenger's lap.

The new Newcastle United 2013/14 Home Kit

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The new Newcastle United 2013/14 Home Kit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle United's new official home kits sponsored by Puma are now available from the club's online mega store.

The supporters will get the chance to wear the shirt amidst the build-up to the Magpies' first home game of the new campaign against West Ham United, and for the first time Wonga.

Luke Shaw: the Saints left-back tracked by Manchester United and Chelsea

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Luke Shaw: the Saints left-back tracked by Manchester United and Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luke Shaw

After an impressive opening day victory against West Brom on Saturday afternoon, Southampton fans have every right to feel a sense of intrigue and optimism ahead of the 2013/14 campaign.

FA’s new Respect campaign – Respect The Technology

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FA's new Respect campaign Respect The Technology - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Football Association has launched a new campaign – Respect the Technology – to promote respect across the beautiful game.

Starting from grass-root levels to the International arena, we find players, manager or even parents behave abnormally forgetting the basic rationale – it is after all a game that should be taken, followed and preserved with a positive spirit.

Bale or no Bale, Tottenham can qualify for Champions League next season

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Bale or no Bale, Tottenham can qualify for Champions League next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of putting together a team capable of challenging on all fronts under manager Andre Villas-Boas, even if they lose their crown jewel Gareth Bale this summer.

PSG pull out of race for Yohan Cabaye leaving door ajar for Arsenal

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PSG pull out of race for Yohan Cabaye leaving door ajar for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French nouveau riche Paris Saint-Germain will most likely to pull out of the race for Newcastle United's highly rated midfielder Yohan Cabaye, which might leave the door open for Premier League giants Arsenal to lure him away.

Does Arsene Wenger owe the fans this summer?

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Does Arsene Wenger owe the fans this summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the news former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, currently a free agent, is training with the London side this summer with a view to signing a contract, does manager Arsene Wenger owe the supporters more?

Jose Mourinho’s striker woes

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Jose Mourinho's striker woes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has managed Chelsea through two games of the new Premier League season winning both. However, he has named a different striker to play the lone role upfront in both games Fernando Torres left and Demba Ba right.

Arsenal plot £60m spending spree plus Flamini signing

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Arsenal plot £60m spending spree plus Flamini signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

"You have to understand there is still a long way to go. The transfer market starts for me now and a lot of activity will happen between now and September 2. From August 21 until September 2 you have 12 days, so a lot will happen.

Dinamo Tbilisi 0-5 Tottenham: Soldado brags brace in a comfortable victory for Spurs

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Dinamo Tbilisi 0-5 Tottenham: Soldado brags brace in a comfortable victory for Spurs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur took a healthy lead in their Europa League first round play-off by eviscerating Georgian ChampionsDinamo Tbilisi 5-0 at the Boris Paichadze National Stadium in Georgia.

Tottenham 5-0 Dinamo Tbilisi: Soldado brags brace in a comfortable victory for Spurs

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Tottenham 5-0 Dinamo Tbilisi: Soldado brags brace in a comfortable victory for Spurs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur took a healthy lead in their Europa League first round play-off by eviscerating Georgian ChampionsDinamo Tbilisi 5-0 at the Boris Paichadze National Stadium in Georgia.

Europa League play-off: Dinamo Tbilisi vs Tottenham Confirmed Line-Ups

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Europa League play-off: Dinamo Tbilisi vs Tottenham Confirmed Line-Ups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur will travel to Georgia to take on Dinamo Tbilisi in the first leg of their Europa League play-off, looking to earn a comfortable victory.

Spurs have made four changes to the side that defeated Crystal Palace on Sunday.

SuperBru: Can you beat Lawro at Premier League predictions?

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SuperBru: Can you beat Lawro at Premier League predictions? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

SuperBru is a free social sports prediction game. It's a fun, competitive game for casual and fanatical sports fans alike.

SuperBru's Premier League prediction game is a fun way to compare your predictions with those of your friends and other football fans.

Arsenal put three past a poor Fenerbahce side

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Arsenal put three past a poor Fenerbahce side - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Fenerbahce 0-3 Arsenal (Gibbs 51′ Ramsey 64′ Giroud' 77 pen)
Arsenal's Champions League doubts were cooled as they smashed Turkish team Fenerbahce with three goals in the second half away from home.

Arsenal turn their attention to Benzema after failing to land Suarez

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Arsenal turn their attention to Benzema after failing to land Suarez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Having finally realized that getting hold of Luis Suarez in this transfer window is nothing more than a day-dream, Arsenal have shifted their attention to yet another Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, and have enquired over the striker's availability.

Roberto Soldado Ends Valencia 2.0 in Tottenham Debut

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Roberto Soldado Ends Valencia 2.0 in Tottenham Debut - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Roberto Soldado giving Spurs fans a thumbs up after beating Crystal Palace 1-0.

Roberto Soldado stood over the penalty spot with all the confidence and bravado that fans of Valencia had been so accustomed to.

Arsenal could have signed David Villa for €2.5M

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Arsenal could have signed David Villa for €2.5M - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League side Arsenal have been criticised throughout this summer for the lack of transfer activity. Ex-Auxerre striker Yaya Sanogo is the side's only signing of the new season joining the Gunners on a free transfer.

Dinamo Tbilisi vs Tottenham: Spurs face a tricky Europa League play-off tie

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Dinamo Tbilisi vs Tottenham: Spurs face a tricky Europa League play-off tie - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dinamo Tbilisi v Tottenham Hotspur

Europa League Play-off

Venue: Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tblisi

Date: Thursday 22 August

Kick-off: 17:00 BST

General Preview

Tottenham Hotspur will travel to Georgia to take on Dinamo Tbilisi in the first leg of their Europa League play-off on Thursday evening.

Chelsea will be patient in their pursuit of Wayne Rooney

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Chelsea will be patient in their pursuit of Wayne Rooney - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With Chelsea travelling to Old Trafford this weekend for their third Premier League game of the season against Manchester United, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has recently revealed in an interview that he is prepared to wait until after both sides have played each other before Chelsea will make another bid for United forward Wayne Rooney.

Real Madrid closing in on Gareth Bale

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Real Madrid closing in on Gareth Bale - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports have emerged from Spain that Tottenham Hotspur forward Gareth Bale is finally set to sign for Real Madrid.

The Premier League side's sporting director France Baldini travelled to Spain in order to finalise the negotiations, and it's expected Bale will be announced a Real Madrid player in the coming hours.

Arsenal’s “derisory” offer for Yohan Cabaye is strange, not disrespectful

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Arsenal's "derisory" offer for Yohan Cabaye is strange, not disrespectful - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal this week turned their attentions to Newcastle United's French midfielder and tabled an offer which the Magpies' boss, Alan Pardew, called "disrespectful".

Pardew was apparently upset at the timing of the offer, coming one day before his club's match against Manchester City, as well as the amount offered.

Wayne Rooney to stay at United?

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Wayne Rooney to stay at United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After months of media speculation, Wayne Rooney seems finally to have settled his differences with Manchester United and looks increasingly likely to commit his future to the club.

Rumours are circulating that Rooney and his agent, Paul Stretford, have recentlymet with manager David Moyes and discussed his future at the club.

Pellegrini, Manchester City and the benefit of a calm hand on the tiller

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Pellegrini, Manchester City and the benefit of a calm hand on the tiller - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There's an old Chinese curse along the lines of:

"May you live in interesting times."

The point being that although there may be plenty of fireworks and noise to distract and attract during times of excitement, the best road map to success is through a calm and measured approach.

Fenerbache v Arsenal: Tough night ahead in Turkey

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Fenerbache v Arsenal: Tough night ahead in Turkey - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal face Turkish side Fenerbahce in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-offs. After their awful start to the Premier League season, group stage hopes are still doubtful for the North London side.

How did Arsenal, Tottenham, United and co. do in pre-season?

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How did Arsenal, Tottenham, United and co. do in pre-season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Pre-season is the time when big clubs travel around the world collecting trophies. In a way, the pre-season tournaments are a good indicator of a team's strength for instance, Bayern Munich received invitations left and right partly due to their reputation as last season's treble winner, and the quality of their squad meant they eased to wins in such tournaments.

Manchester City forced to dip in the market for a defender

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Manchester City forced to dip in the market for a defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following injuries to Manchester City's defenders Micah Richards, Vincent Kompany right and Matija Nastasic left, the Premier League runners-up look set to make moves in the transfer market in search for a new defender as cover.

Pique features in Nike’s new inspiring campaign – Possibilities

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Pique features in Nike's new inspiring campaign Possibilities - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Nike are bringing back "Just Do It"as a concept and are launching a brand new global ad featuring an all-star cast of athletes and guest stars, including Barcelona defender Gerard Pique.

The new campaign, "Possibilities", is aimed to inspire viewers to push their limits and strive to reach newer goals through a variety of playful scenarios.

Wolves v Crawley: Let Operation Championship Commense

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Wolves v Crawley: Let Operation Championship Commense - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

SkyBet League One
Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
Friday 23rd August 2013
Kickoff: 19:45 GMT (live on Sky Sports 1)
Referee: Simon Hooper

Friday night see's SkyBet League One action return to Sky Sports One with Crawley Town making the trip north to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.

Chelsea preparing third bid for Wayne Rooney

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Chelsea preparing third bid for Wayne Rooney - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are looking to test Manchester United's resolve over star striker Wayne Rooney by lodging a third bid for the England international, before the transfer window closes on 2ndSeptember.

The Blues have already seen two bids rejected for Rooney while United have made it absolutely clearthat the striker would not be sold at any price.

Tottenham closing in on Willian

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Tottenham closing in on Willian - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The attacking-midfielder is being spoken about by every football publication, has been tipped for a bright future, and now Tottenham Hotspur are said to be closing in on completing the deal.

25 years old, a Brazilian international, and currently playing for Russian Premier League Anzhi, Willian has been on the radar for many sides around Europe this summer.

Pre-season Analysis of English teams – the Mickey ratings

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Pre-season Analysis of English teams the Mickey ratings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Pre-season is the time when big clubs travel around the world collecting trophies. In a way, the pre-season tournaments are a good indicator of a team's strength for instance, Bayern Munich received invitations left and right partly due to their reputation as last season's treble winner, and the quality of their squad meant they eased to wins in such tournaments.

Manchester City quashes speculations around Pellegrini & new signings

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Manchester City quashes speculations around Pellegrini & new signings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Speculation over Manchester City's new marquee signings and new manager were put to bed last night as they demolished a doubtful Newcastle United side 4-0. Goals came from David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri with Bosnian forawrd Edin Dzeko getting two assists.

The Anzhi exodus: Major setback for Russian football

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The Anzhi exodus: Major setback for Russian football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On August 7th,Anzhi Makhachkala president Konstantin Remchukov announced that due to issues with the club finances, the Russian Premier League side will have to have a fire sale of many of their players as they look to "restructure following and focus on developing young players through the academy".

Juventus snub Arsenal’s approach for Pogba

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Juventus snub Arsenal's approach for Pogba - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A champions Juventus have recently rebuffed any interest for their highly-rated midfielder Paul Pogba most notably from Arsenal.

‘Forget Pogba. We have no intention of listening to proposals that can be received in our midfield.

Celtic crash to a disappointing defeat in Kazakhstan

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Celtic crash to a disappointing defeat in Kazakhstan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Celtic's UEFA Champions League group stage hopes have been halted after they lost to Kazakhstani outfit FC Shakter Karagandy 2-0 in the play-offs.

The home side went in front early on when Andrei Finonchenko scrambled the ball in from close range after a long throw.

BETEGY: The Science Of Football Predictions

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BETEGY: The Science Of Football Predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We all love football predictions. Prior to the Match Days, it has become a trend to predict the outcome of a football match. Be it among friends, be it in a website or any social media, football forums, we like to make football predictions, don't we?

Liverpool finally complete the signing of Aly Cissokho on loan

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Liverpool finally complete the signing of Aly Cissokho on loan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Valencia left-back Aly Cissokho has recently joined Premier League side Liverpool on a season-long loan.

The 25-year old made 25 La Liga appearances for the Spanish outfit last season, but failed to finish in a Champions League place losing out to Real Sociedad.

Samir Nasri facing stiff competition for a starting place

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Samir Nasri facing stiff competition for a starting place - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City winger Samir Nasri, also an attacking-midfielder, faces stiff competition for a regular role in the starting XI this season.

He must have been fearing the worst when new manager Manuel Pellegrini signed highly-rated right-winger Jesus Navas this summer.

Phil Bardsley suspended by Sunderland

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Phil Bardsley suspended by Sunderland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley has been suspended after mocking the side following their opening day 1-0 defeat to Fulham.

‘Great opening day. Hahahhahahahahahhaha!!!' Phil Bardsley via his now-deleted instagram account.

Arsenal v Fenerbahce: Gunners must remain wary of the Turks

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Arsenal v Fenerbahce: Gunners must remain wary of the Turks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal face a tough tie against Turkish giants Fenerbahce in the Champions League playoffs.

On the 21st of August, the draw for the play-off round of the Champions league had been set.

Mignolet strokes the fine line between ecstasy and heartbreak as Liverpool feel ‘different’ this year

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Mignolet strokes the fine line between ecstasy and heartbreak as Liverpool feel ‘different' this year - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It all looked like the same familiar picture, which has been going on in the past few years now. Liverpool were creating abundance of chances, and were equally at their profligate best, squandering those opportunities at bay.

Pre-season Analysis – European heavyweights and their dress rehearsals

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Pre-season Analysis European heavyweights and their dress rehearsals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Pre-season is the time when big clubs travel around the world collecting trophies. In a way, the pre-season tournaments are a good indicator of a team's strength for instance, Bayern Munich received invitations left and right partly due to their reputation as last season's treble winner, and the quality of their squad meant they eased to wins in such tournaments.

An important season ahead for Joe Hart

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An important season ahead for Joe Hart - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart faces his most important year in regard to his club and country prospects.

Most recently, the 26-year old won the Golden Glove award for a third consecutive season making 18 clean sheets in the Premier League during 2012/13.

Beginning of the end! Why Manchester United should prepare for life beyond Wayne Rooney

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Beginning of the end! Why Manchester United should prepare for life beyond Wayne Rooney - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Already a week into the new season, it is clear that a decision must be made soon about Wayne Rooney's future.David Moyes repeatedly insists that Rooney will not be sold, especially after the first game, where the gaffer hailed his performance saying the maverick star is "incredibly committed" to his job.

David Moyes risking the wrath of Everton by his movement in the transfer market

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David Moyes risking the wrath of Everton by his movement in the transfer market - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

New Manchester United manager David Moyes runs the trouble of burning his bridges with a club which held him in as high a regard as the man he succeeded at Manchester United this summer.

Tottenham Transfer Round Up: Spurs plotting sensational double swoop for Willian and Lamela

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Tottenham Transfer Round Up: Spurs plotting sensational double swoop for Willian and Lamela - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

North London giants Tottenham Hotspur are leading the chase to sign Willian, and are ready to take their summer spending spree to over£90 million, after a £30 million deal has been agreed with Anzhi for the Brazilian midfielder.

Arsenal to begin inevitable panic buying

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Arsenal to begin inevitable panic buying - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After a summer largely of transfer inactivity, it appears Arsenal are going to repeat their antics of last season with a host of panic-buying.

Former Auxerre striker Yaya Sanogo has joined the Premier League outfit on a free transfer, and is the only signing of the summer for Arsenal.

Wenger damage may already be terminal for Arsenal

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Wenger damage may already be terminal for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Saturday afternoon at the Emirates there was a strange atmosphere as Arsenal walked out for their opening fixture of the 2013/14 Premier League season against Aston Villa. There was an air of apprehension; an uneasiness had swept the viewing 55,000 thousand home fans in North London.

Pablo Zabaleta signs four-year deal with Man City

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Pablo Zabaleta signs four-year deal with Man City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaleta has recently signed a deal with the Premier League runners-up keeping him at the side until 2017. As reward for a fantastic season of personal note, the Citizens want to keep him at the Etihad for as long as possible.

Arsenal’s £10m offer for Yohan Cabaye rejected by Newcastle

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Arsenal's £10m offer for Yohan Cabaye rejected by Newcastle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle United have rejected a£10 million from Arsenal offer for star midfielder Yohan Cabaye, according to reports from The Daily Mail.

The 27-year-old joined from French outfit Lille two years ago, and took no time to establish himself as not only one of the most highly rated central midfielders for his club but also the league.

West Brom needs to up their game to change fortunes

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West Brom needs to up their game to change fortunes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Southampton, things will need to change if West Brom Albion are to turn their fortunes around and climb up the table.

First of all, manager Steve Clarke needs to pick his best formation and stick to it.

Five observations from the Opening Weekend of Premier League

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Five observations from the Opening Weekend of Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Premier League is finally back. And back are the emotions – passion, debate, anger, agony, frustration, joy, celebration, victory, defeat – that, which makes it the best and the most popular league in the world.

European Football Weekly: Barcelona eviscerate Levante while Real Madrid grab late victory

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European Football Weekly: Barcelona eviscerate Levante while Real Madrid grab late victory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While the Premier League started with a bang, elsewhere in Europe, there were plenty of drama and actions that kept the fans engrossed over the weekend.

Ferdinand and Terry – Still England’s best centre-backs

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Ferdinand and Terry Still England's best centre-backs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On a weekend that saw Manchester United answer their critics in fine style with a 4-1 win away to Swansea, and Jose Mourinho's Chelsea open their campaign with a 2-0 victory over Hull City, two defensive veterans of England stood out among their peers.

Manchester United’s joint £28m bid for Everton duo rejected

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Manchester United's joint £28m bid for Everton duo rejected - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United strolled past Swansea City 4-1 on Saturday, but new manager David Moyes must know that few surgeries are still required before the transfer window closes. The club has yet to sign any major names, while Moyes has been unsuccessful in landing his prime target Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.

Liverpool looking to make amends with mega deal for Willian as Tottenham plan a hijack

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Liverpool looking to make amends with mega deal for Willian as Tottenham plan a hijack - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have joined Liverpool in the chase for£30 million rated Brazilianmidfielder Willian and are looking to hijack the move, though the Reds are still favourites to sign him.

Is Juan Mata being phased out by Jose Mourinho?

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Is Juan Mata being phased out by Jose Mourinho? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea won their opening game of the 2013/14 Premier League season with a 2-0 win over Hull City.

Named on the substitute's bench was last season's Player of the Year nominee Juan Mata who was also named in the PFA Team of the Year.

Lack of transfer activity remains a worry for Arsenal

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Lack of transfer activity remains a worry for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger faces potentially the toughest season in charge of the Gunners.

In their opening game against Aston Villa, the London side succumbed to a 3-1 defeat with boos ringing around the Emirates stadium.

Daniel Sturridge to prove Liverpool do not need Luis Suarez

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Daniel Sturridge to prove Liverpool do not need Luis Suarez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool face Stoke City today in the first Premier League game of the 2013/14 season. Home advantage is expected to play into their hands, and the Merseyside outfit are firm favourites for victory.

Wayne Rooney could be the match-winner against Swansea

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Wayne Rooney could be the match-winner against Swansea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the late fixture of the day, Manchester United face Swansea City away at the Liberty Stadium to start their defence of the Premier League crown.

Manchester United manager David Moyes looks set to name Robin Van Persie in the starting line-up as a lone striker.

Christian Benteke hoping to get Aston Villa fans back on his side

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Christian Benteke hoping to get Aston Villa fans back on his side - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Aston Villa have their first game of the 2013/14 Premier League season at 15:00 away to last season 4th-placed finishers Arsenal.

The biggest talking point of their pre-season campaign has been securing the future of striker Christian Benteke left.

Are Chelsea really good enough to win the Premier League?

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Are Chelsea really good enough to win the Premier League? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Many football pundits and self-acclaimed experts have tipped Chelsea to win the 2013/14 Premier League.

With Jose Mourinho back at the helm of the London side since his controversial departure six years ago, supporters have hailed his return and share the view that Chelsea are now odds-on favourites to pip both Manchester United and Manchester City to the title.

Arsenal could have the best start to the 2013/14 season

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Arsenal could have the best start to the 2013/14 season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When looking at Arsenal's opening fixture list, many feel the Gunners could start the season very strongly.

Aston Villa (home), Fulham (away), Tottenham (home), Sunderland (away), Stoke (home), Swansea (away), West Brom (away), Norwich (home), Crystal Palace (away).

Premier League 2013-14 preview: West Ham stay solid as ever

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: West Ham stay solid as ever - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

West Ham's position in the league table typifies the status of the club – a solid squad managed by a no-nonsense manager espousing a direct physical game.

While lack of stylish football is used as a stick to beat Sam Allardyce with, the Hammers fans should be grateful for Big Sam for reviving the club's fortunes after the shambolic 2010 season.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Can West Brom encore their performance of last season?

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Can West Brom encore their performance of last season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

West Bromwich Albion had a memorable campaign last season. They finished on 8th, which was their best top flight finish since 1980-81. Had they not collapsed in the closing stages of the league – only two wins in 12 matches – the Baggies could have finished the season with few more points and places high up the table.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Can Tottenham make it to the top four?

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Can Tottenham make it to the top four? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last season was a season of rebuilding for Tottenham Hotspur, yet they were so close to reaching the top four. They challenged Arsenal all the way till the final day of the season, but in the end fell agonizingly short of their target.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Swansea growing strength to strength under Laudrup

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Swansea growing strength to strength under Laudrup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Swansea were heavily underrated last season, especially after the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Liverpool. Many pundits predicted the Swans will struggle while few even tipped them to get relegated as well.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Sunderland to sail safely in mid-table under Di Canio

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Sunderland to sail safely in mid-table under Di Canio - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sunderland were fighting a relegation battle last season and only saved their back after earning some encouraging results, since the appointment of Paolo Di Canio.

Arsenal issued ‘hands-off’ warning for their pursuit of Swansea’s Michu

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Arsenal issued ‘hands-off' warning for their pursuit of Swansea's Michu - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's ongoing desperation to calm the disillusioned fans by making the elusive big-name signing has led them to enquire about forward Miguel Michu of league compatriots Swansea City.

Newcastle United 2013-14 Preview: Can the big guns stay fit?

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Newcastle United 2013-14 Preview: Can the big guns stay fit? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last season went horribly, yes horribly wrong for Newcastle United. Pundits tipped them to finish well within top 10, having bagged a fifth spot the season before. But, all they did was, fight a relegation battle, and scrape it in the end, finishing on 16th.

10 Reasons Why The Europa League is Europe’s Premier Club Competition

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10 Reasons Why The Europa League is Europe's Premier Club Competition - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The UEFA Cup/Europa League has been under-appreciated for its entire existence. Here are 10 reasons why it is, in truth, more prestigious than the UEFA Champions League:

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England have a bright future, but can they make it count?

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England have a bright future, but can they make it count? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The apparent poor state of English football at grass-roots and at youth level is ofter reported on. It is not often someone examines the future talent and states: ‘The future is bright.'

England just played Scotland and as expected it was excellent entertainment, and was hardly a ‘friendly'.

City, United or Chelsea? How will the Premier League top 3 look in May 2014?

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City, United or Chelsea? How will the Premier League top 3 look in May 2014? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Premier League is back this weekend, much to the relief of football fans around the country. When the whistle blows at Anfield at 12.45pm on Saturday, pulses will start racing: new managers will be finding their feet, expensive arrivals will be trying to justify their enormous fees and players with a point to prove will be bidding to earn their places at the 2014 World Cup.

Premier League Weekend Preview: A winning start expected for Arsenal and Liverpool

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Premier League Weekend Preview: A winning start expected for Arsenal and Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the new football season days away, who will be smiling after the first weekend? Will the Swans upset the Champions and can the Magpies grab the headlines from Manchester City?

West Brom and Steve Clarke face a tougher season ahead

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West Brom and Steve Clarke face a tougher season ahead - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Steve Clarke guided West Bromwich Albion to their highest ever league finish in the Premier League last season, breaking their highest points total in the process. But this season could prove to be a lot tougher than his first.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Southampton pressing higher with charismatic Pochettino

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Southampton pressing higher with charismatic Pochettino - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Of the three new clubs that were promoted last season, Southampton looked most likely to suffer relegation, after starting the season on a disastrous note. With only one win in 10 games, and 8 losses in the first 11, very few tipped them for survival.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Stoke City looking to bury ghosts of past under Hughes

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Stoke City looking to bury ghosts of past under Hughes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For the first time, since their inclusion in the Premier League, Stoke City will be without their manager Tony Pulis. The club felt the need of a change and only time will tell whether the lurch in the fresh direction pays dividends or not.

Fantasy Football tips ahead of the new Premier League season

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Fantasy Football tips ahead of the new Premier League season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The wait is almost over, with Premier League football returning this weekend after a long summer of transfer rumours and withdrawal symptoms. The race for the title promises to be the most exciting in years, with Manchester United, City and Chelsea all with new managers.

Why Swansea could beat Manchester United on the opening day of the Premier League season

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Why Swansea could beat Manchester United on the opening day of the Premier League season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

New Manchester United manager David Moyes will officially take charge of his first Premier League for the current title holders on Saturday the 17th of August.

Their opponents, Swansea City, are more than a match for most teams in the division, but more often than not were bested by United in their previous meetings.

Why Manchester United fans should ignore the Ronaldo rumours

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Why Manchester United fans should ignore the Ronaldo rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been speculated about re-joining his old side Manchester United this summer on more than one occasion. Both sides' managers have repeatedly refuted the claims, and Ronaldo himself has no intention of leaving.

Time for Danny Welbeck to step up to the plate

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Time for Danny Welbeck to step up to the plate - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck didn't enjoy the best of times for the Premier League champions during the 2012/13 campaign.

Last season, the 22-year old scored just one goal in 27 Premier League games.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Norwich looking to build a strong future under Hughton

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Norwich looking to build a strong future under Hughton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A cursory glance at Norwich City's results last season hints at mid-table security for them. The club had finished 11thin the Premier League, while managing to enter the 4thround of FA Cup and quarter finals of the Capital One Cup.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: A new era begins at Manchester United

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: A new era begins at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For the first time in over two decades, Manchester United players will grace the green blades of Old Trafford knowing there will be no Sir Alex Ferguson hollering at them. The legendary Scot has finally called it a day from Football management though his ideals, mantra and inspiration will remain ingrained forever in this iconic club.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Manchester City have the best squad to win back the title

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Manchester City have the best squad to win back the title - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After a hugely disappointing campaign last season, Manchester City are determined to take back the Premier League title from their derby rivals Manchester United.

Football Manager 2014: By far the Best of the Series

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Football Manager 2014: By far the Best of the Series - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The much awaited football game for all the passionate football lovers in the world – Football Manager 2014 – has been unveiled by Sports Interactive & SEGA Europe Ltd.

This edition is by far the most featured and technically advanced release in the Football Manager series' history.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Rodgers aiming to bring the glory days back to Liverpool

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Rodgers aiming to bring the glory days back to Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If the last season was the season of introspection for Liverpool, then this has to be the season, where expectations are slowly mounting up, taking the shape of hope and robust optimism.

Tottenham move interests Christian Eriksen

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Tottenham move interests Christian Eriksen - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have been in the market for Ajax attacking-midfielder Christian Eriksen this summer, and the 21-year old has recently admitted a move to the Premier League does interest him.

He made 33 league appearances last season for the Dutch champions, scoring 10 goals.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Steve Bruce and Hull City prepare for survival battle

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Steve Bruce and Hull City prepare for survival battle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hull City and Steve Bruce are back in the Premier League once again, and the Tigers would have loved to make an explosive start to life in England's elite division, somewhat replicating their start in 2008.

A big season in store for Patrice Evra

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A big season in store for Patrice Evra - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra could be entering his last season with the Premier League champions. The 32-year old has been with the Lancashire outfit for seven years signing from newly-promoted French Ligue One side AS Monaco.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Life can get better for Fulham under new owner Shahid Khan

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Life can get better for Fulham under new owner Shahid Khan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Fulham is a great example of an archetypal well run mid-table club. There is always a sense of security at the Craven Cottage. They have always been a steady presence, ever sinceMohamed Al Fayed bankrolled their ascension in the Premier League during the early millennium.

How can Manuel Pellegrini keep his strikers happy?

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How can Manuel Pellegrini keep his strikers happy? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini faces a big task to keep the plethora of attacking talent happy this season but most especially his strikers.

Pellegrini, 59, currently has Sergio Aguero right, Edin Dzeko left, Stevan Jovetic, and Alvaro Negredo at his disposal the latter two his own signings since his arrival as manager this summer.

Luis Suarez to perform dramatic U-turn and may even sign a new contract at Liverpool

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Luis Suarez to perform dramatic U-turn and may even sign a new contract at Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Luis Suarez saga has taken all sorts of twists and turns in the summer, but the news of him ready to perform an amazing U-turn and stay at Liverpool, is simply massive, if you're a Reds fan.

Liverpool Transfer Round Up: The Reds lining up £30m bid for Brazilian midfielder

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Liverpool Transfer Round Up: The Reds lining up £30m bid for Brazilian midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are desperate to land a marquee signing before the transfer window closes down and have turned their attentions to Brazilian play maker Willian.

According to reports from The Telegraph, The Reds have made an enquiry to the Russian outfit, Anzhi, ahead of a possible bid, thought to be around £30 million.

Pep Guardiola Announced As The Official Ambassador for Adidas

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Pep Guardiola Announced As The Official Ambassador for Adidas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has been officially announced as an ambassador for Adidas. The former Barcelona manager will be the face of this season's Adidas UEFA Champions League campaign, Gamedayplus.

Europa League: Contra and Laudrup meet again, this time on opposite sides

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Europa League: Contra and Laudrup meet again, this time on opposite sides - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Swansea and Petrolul neither one of these teams have ever played in a group stage of a European competition. The draw in Nyon determined that this year it will be just one of them and the question – which one will be answered in a clash between former colleagues.

Vydra joins the growing throng of new strikers vying to be the ‘surprise package’

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Vydra joins the growing throng of new strikers vying to be the ‘surprise package' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It has been a transfer window typified by hesitation, stubbornness, and perennial anticipation. The big names in the eye of the transfer storm have, so far, failed to sway definitively this way or that.

Will Celtic deny underdogs the chance to make history?

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Will Celtic deny underdogs the chance to make history? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While Shakhter Karagandy was rank-wise the weakest team among Champions route unseeded ones, the Kazakhs certainly cannot be underestimated. No one doubts the Scottish side is the better of these two teams, yet Shakhter has already showed an ability to withstand pressure by managing a surprise win in Belarus against BATE, followed by another victory at home.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Everton to embrace attacking football under Martinez

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Everton to embrace attacking football under Martinez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton are one of the clubs that have seen managerial changes in the summer. David Moyes, the man who kept Everton in a competitive shape joined Manchester United to fill the huge boots left by legendary Sir Alex Ferguson.

Manchester United will not sell Wayne Rooney at any price to Chelsea

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Manchester United will not sell Wayne Rooney at any price to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have taken the top-level decision that striker Wayne Rooney will not be sold to Chelsea at any price and the club is prepared to take the potential risk of keeping an unhappy player, as per exclusive report from The Guardian.

Premier League Transfer Round Up: Chelsea star wants to quit for Barcelona?

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Premier League Transfer Round Up: Chelsea star wants to quit for Barcelona? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have taken a top-level decision that unsettled striker Wayne Rooney will not be sold to Chelsea at any price. David Luiz apparently has told Jose Mourinho that he wants to join Barcelona, while Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard hopes to convince Luis Suarez to stay for at least one more season and much more in our Tuesday Premier League Transfer round up section.

Manchester United will not sale Wayne Rooney at any price to Chelsea

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Manchester United will not sale Wayne Rooney at any price to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have taken the top-level decision that striker Wayne Rooney will not be sold to Chelsea at any price and the club is prepared to take the potential risk of keeping an unhappy player, as per exclusive report from The Guardian.

Premier League Preview 2013-14

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Premier League Preview 2013-14 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ah, finally the hibernation is about to get over. It feels like ages. Although, this summer, we had the Confederations Cup, but nothing quite like the thrill and passion of the most watched football league in the planet.

As the rehab period is drawing to close, we are all set to enjoy the drug that is the Premier League, keeping the football addicts hooked on to it.

Samuel Eto’o keen on potential Chelsea move

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Samuel Eto'o keen on potential Chelsea move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer, Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto'o has admitted he would jump at the opportunity to join Premier League side Chelsea.

Eto'o, 32, currently plays for Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala.

Could Luiz Gustavo be Arsenal’s first big signing of the summer?

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Could Luiz Gustavo be Arsenal's first big signing of the summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo was told he could exit the German Bundesliga side earlier this summer.

As expected, a number of sides around Europe had enquired about his services, with Bayern weighing up potential bids for the Brazilian international.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Survival remains the priority for Cardiff City

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Survival remains the priority for Cardiff City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This has been one hell of a fairy-tale journeywhile talking about Cardiff City. At the turn of the century, they were languishing at the third tier of the league. And here they are, becoming a Premier League side for the first time in their history and back in England's highest division after 51-years of absence.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Crystal Palace will entertain under Holloway

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Crystal Palace will entertain under Holloway - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Crystal Palace have been at the top flight of revamped Premier League football before, four times, and in each case, all they suffered is ignominy. Surely, they cannot draw any such confidence looking back at their past history in the Premier League.

Liverpool tracking Derby County wonderkid Will Hughes

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Liverpool tracking Derby County wonderkid Will Hughes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Championship outfit Derby County have received enquiries from a number of sides this summer for highly-rated midfielder Will Hughes most notably from Liverpool of the Premier League.

The 18-year old has fast been making a name for himself.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Chelsea to Sparkle as Happy One is back among his people

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Chelsea to Sparkle as Happy One is back among his people - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Premier League lost a bit of gloss with the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson but it has been buzzing with life again, after the self-proclaimed Happy One returned back to Chelsea, for the second time around to fulfill some of his unfinished businesses.

Would Samuel Eto’o be a better signing for Arsenal than Suarez?

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Would Samuel Eto'o be a better signing for Arsenal than Suarez? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With less than a week left to go for the start of a brand new season, Arsenal are yet to sign any major name. The Gunners are hoping to land a quality forward in the summer and have chased Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, only to suffer outright rejection.

Barcelona failing in their attempt to sign David Luiz

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Barcelona failing in their attempt to sign David Luiz - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

La Liga champions Barcelona have so far failed in their quest to procure any of their summer targets in defence.

Liverpool's Daniel Agger, Manchester City's Vincent Kompany, and Chelsea's David Luiz are all said to be on the Catalan giants' shortlist.

Premier League Transfer Round Up: Manchester United to rival Real Madrid for Gareth Bale?

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Premier League Transfer Round Up: Manchester United to rival Real Madrid for Gareth Bale? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League Champions Manchester United could make a late and surprise move for Real Madrid target and Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale. Spanish champions Barcelona have lodged a formal bid for Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, while the Reds are looking to add a quality left-back to their side.

Javier Hernandez considering his future at Manchester United

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Javier Hernandez considering his future at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, nicknamed Chicharito, is said to be considering his long-term future with the Premier League holders.

Sources close to the Mexican international are suggesting Hernandez is feeling disillusioned at the Red Devils, and feels there is nothing he can do to command a starting place in the first team.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Benteke key to Aston Villa success

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Benteke key to Aston Villa success - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The last season was a narrow escape for Aston Villa. Teetering on the verge of relegation, the Villans somehow survived, courtesy of Christian Benteke, who through his outstanding solo-performances had allayed the fears of going down.

Brendan Rodgers risks upsetting the applecart with his treatment of Luis Suarez

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Brendan Rodgers risks upsetting the applecart with his treatment of Luis Suarez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been making the headlines this summer because of the ongoing rumours circling one man Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan international stated he wanted out of Liverpool and the Premier League during the end of last season.

Losing Agger and Suarez could permanently keep Liverpool out of Champions League football

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Losing Agger and Suarez could permanently keep Liverpool out of Champions League football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger could be open to a move to Barcelona, according to his agent, casting fresh doubts over his future at Anfield.

Having failed to land David Luiz of Chelsea, the Catalan giants have shifted their target to the Denmark skipper and has had €17m (£14.

Back to South America: Spain’s CC hangover in Ecuador

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Back to South America: Spain's CC hangover in Ecuador - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Never has a European national team won the World Cup in South America. The main contender to end the streak is thought to be Spain, but some doubts appeared after the loss in the Confederations Cup against Brazil.

Arsenal and Napoli to lock horns for Luiz Gustavo?

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Arsenal and Napoli to lock horns for Luiz Gustavo? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will push hard to secure a deal for Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo, while have kept their hope alive for Liverpool's want away striker Luis Suarez as well.

Arsene Wenger has been handed a transfer war-chest of £70 million but so far the Frenchman has only added young Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer from Auxerre.

Crystal ball gazing: Premier League 2013-14 predictions

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Crystal ball gazing: Premier League 2013-14 predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the brand new Barclays Premier League season about to kick off in less than a weeks' time, let us pull the curtain of a crazy and silly season, by doing something silly of course. And what's sillier than keeping our eyes fixed, gazing at crystal balls – Ah, football without conjecture is simply meaningless.

Top five: Most underrated international teams

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Top five: Most underrated international teams - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A lot of international teams have impressed over the past few years, some touted for an excellent World Cup campaign. Find out which will be included in a top 5 list of the most underrated international teams.

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Money at pocket but a wasted summer for Arsenal

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Premier League 2013-14 preview: Money at pocket but a wasted summer for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer we have seen big clubs fighting tooth and nail to hold on to their star players while there have been few changes in the managerial positions as well.

Liverpool turn down bid for Daniel Agger

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Liverpool turn down bid for Daniel Agger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have recently turned down a bid for their defender Daniel Agger said to be in the region of £14M. Barcelona are the side whose interest they have snubbed.

‘We're aware Barcelona have made an offer for Daniel that Liverpool have rejected.

Scott Sinclair nearing Man City exit

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Scott Sinclair nearing Man City exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City forward Scott Sinclair looks set to be on his way out of the Etihad this summer after league compatriots West Bromwich Albion have enquired about his services.

The 24-year old is reportedly the subject of a potential season-long loan deal offered by the Midlands side, but there has been no official word confirming West Brom have been successful.

Tottenham still scouting Christian Eriksen

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Tottenham still scouting Christian Eriksen - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ajax attacking-midfielder Christian Eriksen has remained a transfer target for Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur throughout this summer.

The 21-year old's contract with the Dutch Eredivisie champions expires at the end of this season, and it doesn't look like he will be extending his stay with Ajax.

Van Persie: I joined United to play with Rooney

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Van Persie: I joined United to play with Rooney - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As Manchester United celebrated their first silverware of the season by winning the Community Shield beating Wigan Athletic, star striker Robin van Persie spoke out for the first time regarding Wayne Rooney saga, stating his desire to see the Englishman at the Old Trafford next season.

Wayne Rooney forced to watch as Robin Van Persie steals the show in the Community Shield

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Wayne Rooney forced to watch as Robin Van Persie steals the show in the Community Shield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While Wayne Rooney continues to be left out of the Manchester United squad, seemingly due to an injury sustained this summer, he was forced to see the side's number one man lead the Red Devils to their first trophy of the season.

Samuel Eto’o placed on the transfer list

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Samuel Eto'o placed on the transfer list - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A host of clubs across Europe are on red alert after hearing the news Anzhi striker Samuel Eto'o has been placed on the transfer list this summer. His asking price is said to be around £5M.

The 32-year old is the highest earner at the Russian Premier League side who have slashed their budget in half, and are subsequently forced to put up every player for sale.

Carlo Ancelotti rules out any more Real Madrid departures

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Carlo Ancelotti rules out any more Real Madrid departures - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

La Liga runners-up Real Madrid have been one of the most busy sides regarding incomings and outgoings this summer.

Ins:

Isco £26M (Malaga)
Asier Illarramendi £26M (Real Sociedad)
Daniel Carvajal £6M (Bayer Leverkusen)
Casemiro £5M (Sao Paulo)

Outs:

Gonzalo Higuaín £32M (Napoli)
Raúl Albiol £10M (Napoli)
José María Callejón £8M (Napoli)
Pedro León £5.

Four reasons Manchester United should buy Luka Modric

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Four reasons Manchester United should buy Luka Modric - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager David Moyes has shifted his attention to Real Madrid star Luka Modric in an attempt to bolster his midfield unit, after finally admitting defeat in the chase for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

Talks of Manchester City having the best squad in England are premature

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Talks of Manchester City having the best squad in England are premature - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini boasts of having the have the best squad in England at the moment.

City have spent over £90 million pounds on four players combined Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic – and the Chilean feels they have improved enough to win back the title from rivals Manchester United.

Is the lack of a Sporting Director hurting Manchester United and Arsenal?

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Is the lack of a Sporting Director hurting Manchester United and Arsenal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The role of a Sporting director in football is one of the major changes that has slowly spiralled into top English clubs, a trend that has been existent in Europe and USA. Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are some of the top clubs in this country that have a sporting director in place and many believe that a lions-share of the club's recent success in the transfer market and in turn on the pitch, is down to the such radical appointments.

Who is Tiago Illori?

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Who is Tiago Illori? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Outside of Portugal, little is known about the defender, but he's certainly been making a name for himself in the last six months.

A host of sides across Europe have been linked as potential suitors Liverpool, Tottenham, and AS Monaco most notably, but who is the player they are talking about?

Fabio Coentrao linked with Chelsea and Tottenham

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Fabio Coentrao linked with Chelsea and Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid wing-back Fabio Coentrao has been attracting interest from Premier League rivals Chelsea and Tottenham this summer.

However, the latter are reportedly the favourites to procure his signature.

Wayne Rooney remains silent on his future: What does it mean?

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Wayne Rooney remains silent on his future: What does it mean? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When footballers are linked with other clubs, usually the transfer can be put to bed when said player reaffirms his desire to remain at the club.

However, Wayne Rooney's situation is a little different as his former manager at Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, was the one to reveal the England international had made a verbal request to leave the Premier League side citing an unhappiness at being benched in a number of games.

4 Alternatives if Arsenal lose out on Suarez

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4 Alternatives if Arsenal lose out on Suarez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the Luis Suarez transfer on standby as the contract dispute carries on, Arsenal may need to start thinking of alternatives if the Suarez transfer doesn't materialise. There are many other striking alternatives that arsenal could look at and here are 4 of them.

Beauty and the beast – the sublime skill and frustrating menace of Luis Suarez

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Beauty and the beast the sublime skill and frustrating menace of Luis Suarez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It may be hard being Luis Suarez. It must be even harder being the club that employs him. Yet, despite this, if Liverpool declared tomorrow that they would accept a fee of £40million for the troubled Uruguayan – a fee that would represent a sizable profit on their investment of a couple of years ago – there's little doubt that a somewhat less than orderly crowd of clubs interested in paying the price would appear at the Anfield gates.

Football fan James Gorfin pays to play for his team in pre-season friendly

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Football fan James Gorfin pays to play for his team in pre-season friendly - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Macclesfield Town fan, James Gorfin, had the pleasure of playing for the Silkmen last Saturday in the 2-1 friendly defeat to Premier League outfit Stoke City, but his dream was unfortunately cut short by injury.

Liverpool’s stance to keep Suarez is a strong statement of intent

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Liverpool's stance to keep Suarez is a strong statement of intent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool owner John W Henry has echoed the same hymn the club manager Brendan Rodgers has been singing throughout the summer. That is, Luis Suarez is simply not up for sale – not to Arsenal, not to anybody.

Arsenal face Turkish giants in the Champions League play-offs

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Arsenal face Turkish giants in the Champions League play-offs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League outfit Arsenal will face Turkish giants Fenerbahce in the Champions League play-off, while Celtic are drawn against Shakhter Karagandy, from the Kazakhstan Premier League.

Spurs should bid for Traoré

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Spurs should bid for Traoré - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to The Daily Mirror, Willian of Anzhi Makhachkala is once again on the Tottenham transfer radar, which begs the question: Do we really need another attacking midfielder?

Anzhi are currently under an extreme measures cleansing, with the manager placing all first team members on the transfer list in an effort to cut their wage bill considerably.

PSG still interested in Yohan Cabaye

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PSG still interested in Yohan Cabaye - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has once again been the subject of interest for a number of sides in Europe.

Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain are both said to be preparing bids for the French international.

Premier League Transfer Round Up: Liverpool star Daniel Agger targeted by Barcelona

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Premier League Transfer Round Up: Liverpool star Daniel Agger targeted by Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona have turned their attention to Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger after failing to land Chelsea's highly rated Brazilian David Luiz. Tottenham are looking to add few more quality players to their ranks while a chap called Cesc Fabregas ends all hopes for Manchester United and much more in our daily Premier League Transfer round up segment.

Bernard completes his move to Shakhtar

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Bernard completes his move to Shakhtar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Mineiro forward Bernard has finally completed his long-awaited move to Ukrainian Premier League side Shakhtar Donetsk for £21M.

The 20-year old has signed a five-year deal and is looking to take the place of midfielder Willian who left the side to join Anzhi of the Russian Premier League in January for around £30M.

Real Madrid not prepared to pay Tottenham’s asking price for Bale

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Real Madrid not prepared to pay Tottenham's asking price for Bale - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The future of Tottenham forward Gareth Bale has had question marks over it all summer. La Liga runners-up Real Madrid are leading the race to sign the Wales international, but have yet to agree on a fee.

Why Manchester City will go the extra yard under Pellegrini?

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Why Manchester City will go the extra yard under Pellegrini? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City defender Micah Richards believes that the former Premier League champions will improve on their showing from last season and set a higher standard under new manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Will Suarez be worth the £40 million Arsenal are willing to pay?

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Will Suarez be worth the £40 million Arsenal are willing to pay? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There is no doubting that Luis Suarez is one of the most talented footballers in the Premier League, and with three years experience at one of the top clubs in England he would seem like the perfect marquee signing that Arsenal fans have been hoping for, However along with all of the positive points you also have to consider the not so good things about this transfer.

Tottenham and AC Milan going head-to-head over Vlad Chiriches

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Tottenham and AC Milan going head-to-head over Vlad Chiriches - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches is the subject of interest from both Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan this summer.

The 23-year old has rose to fame during the last 18 months, and is said to have been previously courted by Barcelona and Chelsea among many other sides in Europe.

Victor Andrade: The new Neymar

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Victor Andrade: The new Neymar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Victor Andrade right has recently revealed he wants to join one of Europe's elite, as he searches for a ‘new challenge'.

Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Barcelona have been tracking the progress of the wonderkid who has been tipped for great things.

Arsenal Must Not Be Consumed By Suarez chase

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Arsenal Must Not Be Consumed By Suarez chase - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal should not be consumed by Suarez

The Suarez saga has been dragging on for close to a month now, and I am sure none of Arsenal's fans, players or management ever expected a swift resolution. Just take an objective look at the situation: a world class player central to his team's plans has 3 years left on his contract, and wishes to go to a team that his club competes with (or aspires tocompete with).

Roy Hodgson names England squad for international friendly

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Roy Hodgson names England squad for international friendly - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Southampton's Rickie Lambert is the surprise call-up as manager Roy Hodgson names his England squad for their friendly against Scotland.

More to follow.

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Luis Suarez ordered to train alone as Liverpool outcast faces Rodgers’ fury

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Luis Suarez ordered to train alone as Liverpool outcast faces Rodgers' fury - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luis Suarez' attempt to put pressure on Liverpool by showing his public outburst has backfired and now the Uruguayan faces the wrath of manager Brendan Rodgers and other severe consequences.

Willian could be moving to the Premier League

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Willian could be moving to the Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Anzhi attacking-midfielder Willian has been linked with Tottenham, Manchester City, and Chelsea of the Premier League this summer.

The 24-year old has been placed on the transfer list as the Russian Premier League side are looking to cut costs following a poor start to the new season.

Scouting Etienne Capoue – Perfect foil for Roberto Soldado?

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Scouting Etienne Capoue Perfect foil for Roberto Soldado? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of signing the highly rated and versatile Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue, after a £8.6million deal has been agreed for the France international, who was also a target of Cardiff City and Atletico Madrid.

Why Liverpool have completely mis-handled the Luis Suarez saga

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Why Liverpool have completely mis-handled the Luis Suarez saga - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been one of the most talked about footballers in the world.

At the end of last season, the 26-year old revealed he wanted to leave the side citing how the English media have forced him out.

Cesc Fabregas rules out a move to Manchester United

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Cesc Fabregas rules out a move to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has broken his silence on the speculation linking him to Manchester United this summer, and has revealed he will not be leaving the Catalan giants.

More to follow.

Manchester United turning their attentions to Axel Witsel again

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Manchester United turning their attentions to Axel Witsel again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Zenit Saints Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel has re-emerged a potential target for Premier League champions Manchester United.

Manager David Moyes is preparing a bid to lure him away from the Russian league side.

Premier League Transfer Round Up: Chelsea offered £35m for David Luiz

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Premier League Transfer Round Up: Chelsea offered £35m for David Luiz - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United ready to splash the clash on a midfielder (yes, you're reading it right), Barcelona make the first move for Chelsea's David Luiz, latest on Wayne Rooney transfer saga and much more in our Premier League transfer round up segment today.

The Luis Suarez Saga: 5 things you haven’t considered

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The Luis Suarez Saga: 5 things you haven't considered - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luis Suarez is going to leave Liverpool in the coming days and weeks, that much almost set in stone but where he goes is far from that, though Arsenal are clear favourites there is certainly much to be considered before this transfer can happen.

Arsenal amongst Europe’s best defences last season

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Arsenal amongst Europe's best defences last season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

They say the defence is the core and backbone of any football team. Find out which of Europe's clubs will be included in a top 5 of best defensive teams of the 2012-13 season.

5. Arsenal

This is a controversial one.

The Manchester United “we’ll sign someone” conundrum

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The Manchester United "we'll sign someone" conundrum - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the past weeks all the news tickers, websites and football blogs have been overflowing with stories about Manchester United's waning, increasingly frustrating and most likely unsuccessful pursuit of a midfield maestro that us fans hope will magically solve our central midfield dilemma.

Arsenal players who could have won trophies at their former clubs

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Arsenal players who could have won trophies at their former clubs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Much has been made of Arsenal players who left the club and have gone on to achieve success – Thierry Henry fulfilled his European ambitions with Barcelona and picked up a couple of La Liga titles along the way, Ashley Cole won pretty much every trophy available in club football after his controversial move to Chelsea, and even Emmanuele Eboue has two league title now.

The Luis Suarez Saga: 5 things you haven’t considered

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The Luis Suarez Saga: 5 things you haven't considered - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luis Suarez is going to leave Liverpool in the coming days and weeks, that much almost set in stone but where he goes is far from that, though Arsenal are clear favourites there is certainly much to be considered before this transfer can happen.

Sergio Aguero considering his future at Man City

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Sergio Aguero considering his future at Man City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is reportedly considering his future with the Premier League runners-up following the signings of striker Alvaro Negredo and Steven Jovetic this summer.

The Citizens currently have five strikers in the first team squad Sergio Aguero, Steven Jovetic, Edin Dzeko, Alvaro Negredo, and John Guidetti.

Can Tottenham force Gareth Bale to stay?

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Can Tottenham force Gareth Bale to stay? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The situation of Gareth Bale is more sensitive than any other major sagas that are dominating the transfer window. His is a special case, because the club chasing him is indeed special.

The Welshman has gone from strength to strength and his transformation from a scrawny teenager to a world class winger remarkably, since joining the North London club from Southampton in 2007.

Torres “key to Mourinho’s plans” at Chelsea

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Torres "key to Mourinho's plans" at Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Many have tried, but to date all have failed. It's the quest for the Holy Grail; a riddle to rival that faced by the Prince in Tourandot; a challenge to make even Indiana Jones hide under his hat. How do you get the best out of £50million misfit Fernando Torres?

Daniel Agger Set To Stay At LFC

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Daniel Agger Set To Stay At LFC - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brendan Rodgers expects Daniel Agger to remain at Anfield beyond the current transfer window.

Amid speculation surrounding the future of a number of Liverpool players, most notably Suarez, Skrtel and Downing, retaining the services of Agger should be of a top priority for Rodgers.

Predicting Future Transfer Fees: Will we see more £100m transfers?

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Predicting Future Transfer Fees: Will we see more £100m transfers? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 105 million pounds that is the amount of money Real Madrid is ready to pay for Gareth Bale in a deal, that was reportedly accepted under a mutual agreement. Even though the deal hasn't gone trough yet (will it?

Have Liverpool already lost Luis Suarez?

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Have Liverpool already lost Luis Suarez? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Luis Suarez saga is just getting interesting by the day. The want-away Liverpool striker has vented out his frustration for the first time in public yesterday since his return from international duty, further complicating the situation.

Liverpool & Arsenal could still bid for Benteke

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Liverpool & Arsenal could still bid for Benteke - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke may have made a U-turn on handing in a transfer request and subsequently signed a new deal with the side this summer, but his future still has question marks hanging over it.

Wayne Rooney prepared to quit England in order to end his Manchester misery

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Wayne Rooney prepared to quit England in order to end his Manchester misery - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's unsettled striker Wayne Rooney could move abroad, if he fails to engineer a move to Chelsea soon.

The Red Devils have rejected two formal bids from Chelsea, for the England international but it is understood that Rooney will hand in a transfer request shortly to force through a move.

Barcelona make bid for Chelsea’s David Luiz

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Barcelona make bid for Chelsea's David Luiz - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

La Liga champions Barcelona have made a bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz.

More to follow.

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Luis Suarez asks Liverpool to let him leave

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Luis Suarez asks Liverpool to let him leave - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has risked the wrath of the supporters and his teammates in a recent interview with the Guardian and the Telegraph.

The 26-year old stated how he agreed a deal with the Merseyside outfit that allowed him to seek a move away from the club this summer if they failed to reach the Champions League last season.

Arsenal could look to their rivals to fill the void in midfield

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Arsenal could look to their rivals to fill the void in midfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's no secret Arsenal have been in the market for a holding-midfielder ever since Alex Song was sold to Barcelona last summer.

No big-names appear to be leaving the Gunners this time around so they can focus on bringing in personnel to strengthen the side.

Rooney will only be sold to a side abroad

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Rooney will only be sold to a side abroad - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's want away forward Wayne Rooney has already had two bids rejected for his services by Chelsea this summer.

However, reports are now suggesting the England international will only be sold to a side outside of the Premier League.

Saloman Kalou commits future to Lille

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Saloman Kalou commits future to Lille - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

OSC Lille forward Saloman Kalou has been linked to a number of Premier League sides this summer, but snubbed their advances and has reaffirmed his desire to stay in France.

‘Rene Girard is a coach who can help me progress.

Tottenham looking to bolster their defence

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Tottenham looking to bolster their defence - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly in the market for defensive recruits after being left thin on the ground with a number of current personnel sidelined with injury.

The London side have recently shot themselves in the foot after selling highly-rated young centre-back Steven Caulker to newly-promoted Cardiff City.

Premier League Transfer Round Up: Manchester United maverick looking to force his way out

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Premier League Transfer Round Up: Manchester United maverick looking to force his way out - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's unsettled striker Wayne Rooney is prepared to issue a formal transfer request in order to force through a move to Chelsea. Elsewhere, Fulham are reportedly closing in on the mercurial Adel Taarabt while Everton are making a move for the highly rated Ajax defender, Alderweireld.

Joe Allen: forgotten gem or not good enough?

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Joe Allen: forgotten gem or not good enough? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Amidst the Luis Suarez transfer saga, numerous new signings and exciting young players like Raheem Sterling and Jordan Ibe, there is a player at Anfield who has been forgotten about by some in terms of Brendan Rodgers' plans next season: Joe Allen.

Gareth Bale more than just a marquee signing for Real Madrid

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Gareth Bale more than just a marquee signing for Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The rise of Gareth Bale over the past few years has been nothing short of meteoric. If there was ever a tale to tell the youth of tomorrow concerning modern day fairy tales, one should look no further than the story of the Welshman; a story that has reached a new climax this summer, with Real Madrid's forceful pursuit of the 24-year-old.

Jay Spearing to Bolton?

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Jay Spearing to Bolton? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jay Spearing was built for the English Championship. Having progressed through the Liverpool academy to make a number of appearances for the first team, last season Liverpool gave him the clearest sign yet that he wasn't going to make it.

Doping: Germany brings history into disrepute

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Doping: Germany brings history into disrepute - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

West Germany has been accused of operating a widespread doping programme amongst it's athletes through the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's.

Every sports fan is familiar with the questions asked of Briton Chris Froome over doping in this summer's 100th Tour de France.

Liverpool Transfer Round Up: Suarez contemplates legal action while Reds look to offload flop winger

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Liverpool Transfer Round Up: Suarez contemplates legal action while Reds look to offload flop winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool winger Stewart Downing is ready to quit Anfield after being told he can leave the club in the summer. Martin Skrtel is still wanted by Rafael Benitez while Luis Suarez saga could rear its ugly head as the Uruguayan planning to take legal actions against the club.

Exodus continue at Arsenal but can they land Suarez?

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Exodus continue at Arsenal but can they land Suarez? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal continue their mass exodus this season, as manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the departures of two more players – Gervinho andMarouane Chamakh.

The Gunners have received a financial boost this season with a reported £70 million transfer war-chest, but so far only one player has been signed, youngster Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre on a free transfer.

Premier League Transfer Round Up: Roberto Soldado completes Tottenham move

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Premier League Transfer Round Up: Roberto Soldado completes Tottenham move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Today in the Premier League transfer round up, we have stories about Roberto Soldado completing his£26 million move to Tottenham, QPR striker Loic Remy on the verge of joining Newcastle, North London clubs Arsenal and Spurs fighting over Spanish wonder kid and plenty more.

David Luiz: Chelsea defender should snub Barcalona for glories in Blue

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David Luiz: Chelsea defender should snub Barcalona for glories in Blue - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea defender David Luiz has been at the heart of speculation throughout this summer. He has been linked with a move to several European heavyweights such as PSG, Bayern Munich and Barcelona, while it was reported that manager Jose Mourinho harbours concerns over Luiz' defensive capabilities and might look to cash in on the Brazilian, while he's in demand.

Chelsea Transfer Round Up: Blues left Red faced in the chase for Wayne Rooney

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Chelsea Transfer Round Up: Blues left Red faced in the chase for Wayne Rooney - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have suffered yet another blow in their pursuit of striker Wayne Rooney after Manchester United have rejected their second bid, as per reports from The Metro.

Four positives from Liverpool’s impressive pre-season

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Four positives from Liverpool's impressive pre-season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool capped off yet another brilliant pre-season display yesterday, winning comfortably against Greek side Olympiakos in a friendly at Anfield. Although the occasion – a tribute to club captain and legend Steven Gerrard in the form of testimonial – held the centre stage, the performance was equally captivating like the heroic reception from the Kopites.

Barcelona to step up chase for a centre-back

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Barcelona to step up chase for a centre-back - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

La Liga champions Barcelona have been in the market for a central defender for a number of years. With the ever-ageing Carles Puyol no longer first choice for the Catalan giants, manager Gerardo Martino pictured has been forced to find new personnel.

Three key issues David Moyes must solve immediately

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Three key issues David Moyes must solve immediately - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League champions Manchester United might have won the Premiership last season at a canter but there's a lot of work still needs to be done in order to roll their juggernaut for new manager David Moyes before the transfer window slams shut.

Gervinho to finally sign for Roma

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Gervinho to finally sign for Roma - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following weeks of intense negotiations, Arsenal forward Yao Gervinho has finally completed his long-awaited move to Serie A side AS Roma. A fee of £6.9M is reported to have been agreed by both parties.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted in a recent interview how the side were close to an agreement, but the deal has now been finalised and the 26-year old will soon undergo a medical with the Italian outfit.

Giorgio Chiellini snubs Real Madrid interest

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Giorgio Chiellini snubs Real Madrid interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini has dismissed talk of a summer exit amid rumours of Real Madrid preparing a bid for the defender.

New Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has made Giorgio Chiellini his summer target, after defender Ricardo Carvalho left the La Liga runners-up to join AS Monaco, and current centre-back Pepe has been ever-linked to a potential move to Premier League runners-up Manchester City.

December 1959: Shankly Arrives At Anfield

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December 1959: Shankly Arrives At Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool, England's most successful club and one of the greatest teams to grace the global footballing stage, often revered for their history and past victories. However, rewind the clock to the 1950s and you find The Reds languishing in the nation's second-tier, Division Two.

Could Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez, and Gareth Bale be playing for the same side next season?

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Could Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez, and Gareth Bale be playing for the same side next season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The most-talked about trio of players this summer have been linked with potential moves away to a number of European sides. However, La Liga side Real Madrid have been increasingly linked to all three.

Can Fernando Torres become Europe’s best once again under Mourinho?

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Can Fernando Torres become Europe's best once again under Mourinho? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ever since Fernando Torres' acrimonious departure from Liverpool to Chelsea in 2011 January transfer window, the Spaniard has seen off five different managers at Chelsea, with everyone of them vowed and failed directly or indirectly at some point of time to bring the best out of him.

Vincent Kompany talks up Man City’s newest recruits

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Vincent Kompany talks up Man City's newest recruits - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has revealed how excited he is for the new season to start after seeing City's summer signings all on fire in training.

‘I'm sure they'll have a great season.

Scouting Bafetimbi Gomis – The “Baby Drogba” of Newcastle

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Scouting Bafetimbi Gomis The "Baby Drogba" of Newcastle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle are on the verge of signing a striker, they have so dearly missed since the departure of Demba Ba. The Tyne-side club are hoping to wrap up the deal for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis within next few days.

Fabregas to decide his own future at Barcelona

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Fabregas to decide his own future at Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona manager Gerard Martino has admitted Cesc Fabregas' will decide his own future amidst the ongoing interest from Premier League champions Manchester United this summer.

‘Cesc will decide the situation, but it has not occurred to me that I won't be able to count on him.

Can Mourinho really help Fernando Torres to become Europe’s best again?

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Can Mourinho really help Fernando Torres to become Europe's best again? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ever since Fernando Torres' acrimonious departure from Liverpool to Chelsea in 2011 January transfer window, the Spaniard has seen off five different managers at Chelsea, with everyone of them vowed and failed directly or indirectly at some point of time to bring the best out of him.

Why Liverpool must not sell Daniel Agger to Barcelona?

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Why Liverpool must not sell Daniel Agger to Barcelona? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has been targeted by Spanish champions Barcelona, as the Catalan club are looking to find a quality defender to replace the ageing Carles Puyol and bolster their defence.

Why were Swansea unopposed to sign Wilfried Bony?

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Why were Swansea unopposed to sign Wilfried Bony? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2013/14 season started early for Capital One Cup winners Swansea City. Following the cup win last season, they were drafted in to the Europa League as per the rule, and had to subsequently play a qualifying match against Swedish outfit Malmo FF.

Is Gareth Bale really worth £80M?

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Is Gareth Bale really worth £80M? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following a successful season on a personal note, Tottenham Hotspur forward Gareth Bale has been linked away to a number of sides in Europe this summer.

La Liga runners-up and Champions League semi-finalists Real Madrid have been the favourites to procure his signature, and are set to put in a bid of around £80M+ for the Wales international.

Are Liverpool preparing themselves for life without Luis Suarez?

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Are Liverpool preparing themselves for life without Luis Suarez? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been one of the most talked about from the Premier League this season alongside Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale and Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.

A host of top European sides have been linked, and bids have even been made, however Liverpool have reiterated the Uruguayan international is not for sale.

Manchester United apologizes to Everton but is it enough to lure Baines?

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Manchester United apologizes to Everton but is it enough to lure Baines? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have handed Everton a written epistle, expressing their contrite apology over the way they hired their new and former Everton manager David Moyes.

According to exclusive report from The Daily Mirror, Manchester United officials have said sorry in an attempt to diffuse the tension between the two clubs that threatened to reach a Premier League tribunal in the form of full-scale official complaint.

Arsenal’s big-money announcements backfire as Wenger is priced out of the market

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Arsenal's big-money announcements backfire as Wenger is priced out of the market - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal fans surely won't be buzzing with excitement following latest comments from the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who suggested that he doesn't need to buy players this summer in order to mount a title challenge.

Liverpool talisman Luis Suarez left frustrated by broken promises and threatens legal action

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Liverpool talisman Luis Suarez left frustrated by broken promises and threatens legal action - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Just when you thought that the Luis Suarez saga was slowly cooling down, there has been another major twist in the tale, this time the player's agent acting as catalyst.

Liverpool make shocking move for €25m Atletico Madrid striker

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Liverpool make shocking move for €25m Atletico Madrid striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have lodged a€25m (£21.8m) bid for the Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa, reports The Guardian.

The 24-year-old is one of the most highly talented players in the Spanish League and had a very good last season, where he scored 20 goals in all competitions, so much so that, the Atletico fans voted him as their player of the year in their unique fan forum.

Manchester United in transfer wilderness

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Manchester United in transfer wilderness - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have yet to make any major signing this summer and quite naturally there is a constant susurration of frustration amongst the Red Devils fans.

The feeling is further exacerbated when taking into consideration that nearest title challengers Manchester City and Chelsea have strengthened their squad considerably.

Four reasons why Roberto Soldado will be a top signing for Tottenham?

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Four reasons why Roberto Soldado will be a top signing for Tottenham? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a £26 million deal to sign Roberto Soldado from Valencia. The Spanish striker will undergo a medical in the next few days before finalizing his move to the White Hart Lane.

Should Chelsea sign Sami Khedira?

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Should Chelsea sign Sami Khedira? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last season's Europa League winners Chelsea have been linked with Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira all throughout this summer.

Following Chelsea appointing manager Jose Mourinho, formerly of Real Madrid, for his second stint with the London side, a host of Madrid players have been rumoured to be on their way to Stamford Bridge.

Tottenham agree to sell Gareth Bale to Madrid But want Morata as makeweight

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Tottenham agree to sell Gareth Bale to Madrid But want Morata as makeweight - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to sell Gareth Bale to Real Madridbut the North London outfit will ask the Spanish club to include Alvaro Morata as a makeweight to increase the prospect of the deal.

Liverpool’s ‘best player’ can guarantee Champions League at Anfield

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Liverpool's 'best player' can guarantee Champions League at Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard for the first time has spoken publicly regarding the ongoing Luis Suarez saga and as expected echoed the symphony of the club's opinion on the Uruguayan maven.

Luka Modric won’t be leaving Real Madrid

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Luka Modric won't be leaving Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been linked to a sensational move back to his former side Tottenham Hotspur.

However, his new manager Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out any chance of the Croatian international leaving the La Liga runners-up.

Is it time for Ganso to join one of Europe‘s elite clubs?

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Is it time for Ganso to join one of Europe‘s elite clubs? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazilian international midfielder Paulo Henrique, known as Ganso, has been linked with a move to a number of clubs across Europe for the last two seasons, but has snubbed interest and reaffirmed his desire to stay residing in Brazil.

Tottenham Hotspur’s tactical plan for Alvaro Morata

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Tottenham Hotspur's tactical plan for Alvaro Morata - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur have finally agreed to sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid but want the Spanish club to include youngster Alvaro Morata as a makeweight to sweeeten the deal.