SoccerLens Archives for January 2014

PHOTO: Diego Costa returns to training ahead of Chelsea’s clash against QPR

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PHOTO: Diego Costa returns to training ahead of Chelsea's clash against QPR - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have been handed a massive boost after star striker Diego Costa was spotted during the training sessions on Thursday.

The Spain international has been on the sidelines after the international break earlier in October as he missed the west London club's fixtures against Crystal Palace, Maribor, Manchester United and Shrewsbury Town.

Brazilian winger aims to play for Arsenal next season

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Brazilian winger aims to play for Arsenal next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wellington Silva, the boy wonder from Brazil,moved to Arsenal from Figuirense on 2010 for a reported fee of£3.5m, but work permit issues meant he was unable to turn out for the Gunners.

Instead, the 21-year-old has gone through loan spells at a string of Spanish clubs for the past four-five years.

Good News: Manchester United superstar back in training ahead of derby

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Good News: Manchester United superstar back in training ahead of derby - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United couldn't have picked a better time of visiting their noisy neighbours. Manchester City are in crisis, and Manuel Pellegrini admits that as well.

City squandered a two advantage to finish the game 2-2 against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League, followed by a 2-1 defeat against West Ham at Upton Park.

Why Didier Drogba Is More Important For Chelsea This Season Than We Thought.

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Why Didier Drogba Is More Important For Chelsea This Season Than We Thought. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Didier Drogba's return to Chelsea in the summer was more about romance and fairytales than football. That's what most people believed, at least. The club legend, now 36, could surely not offer too much on the pitch.

PHOTO: Injured Arsenal star could be fit for Burnley clash

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PHOTO: Injured Arsenal star could be fit for Burnley clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal star Theo Walcott has dropped a massive hint that he could return to first team action later this weekend.

The Gunners host Premier League newcomers Burnley in the league clash at the Emirates on Saturday.

3-match ban for Rio Ferdinand – find out why

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3-match ban for Rio Ferdinand find out why - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Queens Park Rangers centre-back Rio Ferdinand has been handed a three-match ban and a £25,000 fine from the FA for comments he made on Twitter.

The former Manchester United and England captain has been punished for using the word 'sket' on his account.

Bayern Munich advised not to sign Manchester United target

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Bayern Munich advised not to sign Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß has advised Bayern Munich not to sign Marco Reus for the sake of the German Bundesliga.

The 62-year old is currently serving a three-and-a-half year prison sentence for tax evasion but it seems he still has some influence on the Bundesliga champions.

Chelsea close to signing £23m Manchester United target, truth behind the story

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Chelsea close to signing £23m Manchester United target, truth behind the story - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For the past few months, we've found that British tabloid The Metro are using an intelligent ploy to fetch more hits from their articles. Knowing that using other tabloids as source could be a put off among the readers, they're going for a more authentic route, that is finding the story from the point of origination.

From Germany: Manchester United plot move for £26m Arsenal target

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From Germany: Manchester United plot move for £26m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

German newspaper Bild have covered a transfer rumour today where they report Premier League giants Manchester United are plotting a sensational move for Schalke 04 defenderBenedikt Höwedes.

National team coach will be “stubbon” over Chelsea star

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National team coach will be "stubbon" over Chelsea star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spain national team head coach Vicente del Bosque says he will be "stubborn" when it comes to calling up Chelsea striker Diego Costa for international duty.

Chelsea manager José Mourinho has blamed the Spanish coach for his striker's continued injury problems.

Manchester United to bid for World Cup winner?

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Manchester United to bid for World Cup winner? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's needs for a centre back is well documented. The Red Devils are in dire need of a central defender who can command the back four.According to reports in British Media outlet Goal, United had sent scouts regularly to the Veltins-Arena to watch Schalke captain Benedikt Howedes.

Manchester United planning double swoop for German duo

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Manchester United planning double swoop for German duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are planning to strengthen their side with a swoop for German World Cup winning duo Benedikt Höwedes and Julian Draxler.

The Red Devils have conceded 13 goals in their first nine Premier League games under Louis van Gaal.

Liverpool suffer blow as star is set to sign contract with club

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Liverpool suffer blow as star is set to sign contract with club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Over the past week, there have been talks in major English outlets that Liverpool are in search for a goalkeeper who can give competition to Belgian Simon Mignolet. The rumours are perfectly understandable as manager Brendan Rodgers has grown tired over Mignolet's repeated mistakes.

Liverpool plot stunning swap deal for £35m Argentina striker

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Liverpool plot stunning swap deal for £35m Argentina striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mario Balotelli finally ended his goal drought last night, after the Italian striker scored the equalising goal against Swansea City in the Capital One Cup tie at Anfield.

The pressure was slowly mounting on his shoulders.

Photo + Video: Diego Costa returns to Chelsea training

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Photo + Video: Diego Costa returns to Chelsea training - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Finally, there is some good news for Chelsea fans. Striker Diego Costa has returned to training and is expected to available in the Blues' weekend encounter against Queens Park rangers in the Premier League.

Manchester United plot shock move for £35k-per-week star, full story

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Manchester United plot shock move for £35k-per-week star, full story - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Much has been written about Manchester United's shaky defensive set up, but Louis van Gaal has been really unlucky with injuries. Three central defenders Jones, Evans and Smalling have spent most of the time on treatment room which has made the task even harder for the Dutchman.

Tottenham Hotspur Target Southampton Striker As Crisis Deepens

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Tottenham Hotspur Target Southampton Striker As Crisis Deepens - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After a torrid start to their season, Tottenham Hotspur are already looking to make changes come January. Reports from the very reliable Telegraphsuggest thatthe club are planning a £15 million bid for Southampton striker, Jay Rodriguez.

Sepp Blatter: Mistake to give Lionel Messi 2014 World Cup’s Golden Ball

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Sepp Blatter: Mistake to give Lionel Messi 2014 World Cup's Golden Ball - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Yes, you read that headline right. I mean, I still don't know how to react to it. Ok, let me relay the story first. The FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said that it was a mistake to give Argentine superstar Lionel Messi the 'Golden Ball' award in the 2014 World Cup, and that Germany goal keeper Manuel Neuer should have got the award instead.

Liverpool plot swoop to sign German star; Have alternate choice in Italian

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Liverpool plot swoop to sign German star; Have alternate choice in Italian - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's need for a backup goalkeeper to Simon Mignolet has been well documented this season. The Belgian has repeatedly mademistakes beneath the posts and managerBrendan Rodgers is already on the lookout to sign a goalkeeper in the upcoming January transfer window.

Club still fighting court case over Manchester United transfer

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Club still fighting court case over Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer has been massive for Manchester United. Never before had they splashed over £100m in one transfer window to buy new players. While Angel di Maria's transfer from Real Madrid created much hype, as it was a record transfer, but the deal to sign Marcos Rojo from Sporting created huge fuss and controversy than any other deals.

From Italy: Arsenal aim to complete cut price deal for Serie A winner

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From Italy: Arsenal aim to complete cut price deal for Serie A winner - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal would be delighted with the recent reports that are currently coming out of Italy. According to a story in the trusted and reliable TMW, Serie A champions Juventus could well let go right back Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Arsenal’s ‘boy wonder’ best in 23 years – better than Henry, Bergkamp, Overmars!

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Arsenal's 'boy wonder' best in 23 years better than Henry, Bergkamp, Overmars! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has been at the wrong end ofcriticism this season (so early) for not signing enough quality players, especially in the defence. At times, injuries and suspension have left the defence in bare bones for the Gunners which in someway have had an impact on their seasonso far.

Has Marouane Fellaini Finally Settled At Manchester United?

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Has Marouane Fellaini Finally Settled At Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After a summer full of speculation last year which linked the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Toni Kroos to Manchester United, all manager David Moyes managed was the capture of Marouane Fellaini from his former club Everton.

No Suarez? Three Chelsea players nominated in 23-man Ballon D’Or shortlist

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No Suarez? Three Chelsea players nominated in 23-man Ballon D'Or shortlist - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's that time of the year, the time to reward the best player on earth for his outstanding display on football pitch. FIFA have nominated the 23-man shortlist for this year's Ballon D'or where three current players from Chelsea have been nominated.

Mikel starts – Possible Chelsea starting lineup against Shrewsbury

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Mikel starts Possible Chelsea starting lineup against Shrewsbury - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has shed his frustration with the mounting injury problems his side is facing, ahead of the Blues' away trip toShrewsbury in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup tie tonight.

Possible Liverpool starting XI against Swansea City

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Possible Liverpool starting XI against Swansea City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are likely to give rest to some of their first team players as they take on Swansea City in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup tietonight at Anfield. The competition is lowest of Liverpool's priorities this season, but it represents a good opportunity for several players to make a strong impression and put the manager into a selection dilemma.

Louis van Gaal’s surprise gift for Manchester United players

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Louis van Gaal's surprise gift for Manchester United players - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Robin van Persie's late strike in the 94th minute earned Manchester United a dramatic 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Sunday. The Dutch striker revealed after the match that it was a 'huge relief' for the team and players more than anything else.

PHOTO: Manchester United And Chelsea Target Signing New Contract

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PHOTO: Manchester United And Chelsea Target Signing New Contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The final formalities to Paul Pogba's contract extension at Juventus have been completed and the Frenchman has signed the extension keeping him in Turin till 2019. His previous contract would run out in 2016.

Arsenal ready to go all out for £55m left winger

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Arsenal ready to go all out for £55m left winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are showing a "very close" interest in Benfica's highly talented youngsterGoncalo Guedes, but the Gunners could face a tough competition from German giants Bayern Munich. Portugal newspaper Record has published a report on it; an information they get it from Italian and German sources.

Agent responds to reports linking star striker to Arsenal and Liverpool

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Agent responds to reports linking star striker to Arsenal and Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Gonzalo Higuaín is happy at Napoli and is not looking to leave the Serie A club in order to make a switch to the Premier League, according to his agent.

The Argentine international left 10-times European champions Real Madrid and joined Napoli last summer.

Arsenal set to miss out on French striker

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Arsenal set to miss out on French striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are set to be dealt a blow as their attempts to sign André-Pierre Gignac are coming to an end as the french striker is close to agreeing a new contract in Marseille.

The 28-year old is in the final year of his contract at theStade Vélodrome and had been linked with a move to both Arsenal and Liverpool on a free transfer earlier this month as a result.

Mourinho: Chelsea in trouble

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Mourinho: Chelsea in trouble - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager José Mourinho says his side are "in trouble" because of the injury problems to strikers Diego Costa and Loïc Rémy.

The Portuguese manager was speaking ahead of tonight's game with Shrewsbury Town in the League Cup, mentioning specifically Ramires and Rémy as his biggest concerns.

United Captain To Miss The Manchester Derby Through Injury?

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United Captain To Miss The Manchester Derby Through Injury? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wayne Rooney was expected to make his return this Sunday against Manchester City, after missing the last three games through suspension. The Red Devils' captain though, is now in danger of sitting out this one as well, after limping off with a foot injury on Monday.

Agent says Liverpool striker not looking for Anfield exit in January

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Agent says Liverpool striker not looking for Anfield exit in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini's agent has dismissed any reports linking his client with January exit.

The Italian spent the last season on-loan at Sunderland and the Black Cats publicly expressed their desire to sign him on a permanent deal in the summer.

The Premier League Underrated XI

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The Premier League Underrated XI - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In this segment, we take a look at a team of players who are not given the credit that their performances deserve. These individuals are all integral to their sides and are some of the best there are in their respective positions.

Club chief says Radamel Falcao wanted to join European giant, not Manchester United

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Club chief says Radamel Falcao wanted to join European giant, not Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that Radamel Falcao wanted to join the Serie A winners and was very close to making a switch to Italy.

The Colombian international made a switch to Old Trafford on the final day of the transfer window as he joined United on a season-long loan.

Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea: Tactical analysis & Major talking points

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Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea: Tactical analysis & Major talking points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It looked like Chelsea were on their way for yet another Premier League victory. The fear factor at Old Trafford had long dissipated, the sheer thought of Manchester United might find their old habit of scoring late goals didn't even occur to mind.

Arsenal target reveals offer from Chelsea

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Arsenal target reveals offer from Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer Arsenal had been linked with a move for several top forwards including Mario Mandzukic. The 28-year-old striker had two great seasons with German champions Bayern Munich, where he scored 48 goals for the Bavarians, but left the club this summer following the arrival of Robert Lewandowski.

Mauricio Pochettino tells why Tottenham lost to Newcastle United

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Mauricio Pochettino tells why Tottenham lost to Newcastle United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mauricio Pochettino says lack of concentration from Tottenham Hotspur players led to his side's defeat against Newcastle United at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

The north London club were given an early lead by Emmanuel Adebayor's first half goal.

How Allardyce And Sheringham Have Transformed West Ham United This Season

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How Allardyce And Sheringham Have Transformed West Ham United This Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's very difficult to imagine a side managed by Sam Allardyce playingattack-minded football. At every club where he's been at the helm, Big Sam's teams have been characterised by dogged defences, Route 1 style long-balls and a typical English 4-4-2.

Sir Alex Ferguson shares his views on David Moyes and Louis van Gaa

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Sir Alex Ferguson shares his views on David Moyes and Louis van Gaa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hit out to his critics who have claimed that the Scot left the club in 'ill health'. The legendary manager claims that it is an insult to perceive such ideas.

Defender poised to complete Chelsea transfer in January

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Defender poised to complete Chelsea transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Southampton's terrific start to the 2014-15 Premier League season have seen them earn 19 points from 9 games so far. The Saints have been in tremendous form and currently lie just 4 points behind league leaders Chelsea in the standings.

PHOTO: Liverpool target spotted at Old Trafford

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PHOTO: Liverpool target spotted at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ahead of today's block buster encounter between Manchester United and Chelsea, look who is present to watch the game. Liverpool target and former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes who is currently training with United is present to watch from the stands at the iconic Theatre of Dreams.

Dutch defender says Arsenal are an amazing club, doesn’t rule out move

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Dutch defender says Arsenal are an amazing club, doesn't rule out move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite spending heavily on a world class winger, Alexis Sanchez, many Arsenal fans believe Arsene Wenger has made a big mistake by not signing one top central defender in the summer.

Belgian midfielder reveals Chelsea star got involved with his girlfriend

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Belgian midfielder reveals Chelsea star got involved with his girlfriend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the past few years, we have had several off pitch controversies surrounding Chelsea football club, be it in the form of players having an alleged affair with fellow team-mate's girl friend, taking drugs, or cheating on their wives.

Arsenal could bid for highly rated young French winger

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Arsenal could bid for highly rated young French winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are showing an interest inSaint Etienne's highly talented youngsterAllan Saint-Maximin. The 17-year-old is one of the emerging stars and surprise package for the Ligue 1 side and naturally several European clubs have shown an interest in him, including Arsenal and AC Milan.

Striker frustrated, Liverpool transfer likely in January

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Striker frustrated, Liverpool transfer likely in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Only a handful of Italian strikers have made the top grade in the Premier League ever since its inception in 1992. There seems to be a strange pattern how players from Italy have moved to England and then later returned to their native country.

Manchester United midfield target all set to play for club in two weeks

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Manchester United midfield target all set to play for club in two weeks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Strootman: A Louis van Gaal favourite

AS Roma have been handed a massive boost as their star midfielder Kevin Strootman has started recovering from injury and he is just weeks away from returning to the first team.

These Five Guys Could Make or Break Liverpool’s Season, and Here’s Why!

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These Five Guys Could Make or Break Liverpool's Season, and Here's Why! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's rather unbelievable 3-2 win over bottom side Queens Park Rangers threw up more questions than answers for Brendan Rodgers. The match at Loftus Road was supposed to be the game that put our season back on track.

After Pogba, Another Manchester United Target Pens New Deal At Italian Club

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After Pogba, Another Manchester United Target Pens New Deal At Italian Club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been handedanother setbackin their bid to strengthen their midfield as Juan Cuadrado has signed a contract extension at Fiorentina. Reported by Italian website Gianluca Di Marzio, the new deal will see Cuadrado remain in Florence till the year 2019.

Manchester United star set for transfer after Liverpool target’s arrival

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Manchester United star set for transfer after Liverpool target's arrival - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The arrival of Victor Valdes could well signal the end of Anders Lindegaard's career at Manchester United. According to reports in the Telegraph, United manager Louis Van Gaal has made Lindegaard available for transfer.

Have United Lost the Fear Factor? A Psychological Perspective

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Have United Lost the Fear Factor? A Psychological Perspective - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The struggles of Manchester United have been well documented since Sir Alex Ferguson departed well over a year ago. Many argued that David Moyes did not get a fair crack at the job, spending a significant amount less than new manager Louis Van Gaal, however I argue that it is not the lack of spending that cost united it's the lack of fear teams now have since Fergie's departure.

PHOTO: Mario Balotelli spends extra time in training; Desperate to prove himself

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PHOTO: Mario Balotelli spends extra time in training; Desperate to prove himself - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems as if under fire Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is desperate to prove himself after a tough start to his career for the Anfield side. The Italian was pictured as the last man to leave Liverpool's training complex at Melwood this afternoon.

Manchester United star can seal transfer move in January

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Manchester United star can seal transfer move in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has claimed Manchester United star Tom Cleverley could seal a permanent move to Villa Park in the upcoming January transfer window. The 25 year old moved to the Clarets and Blue in the summer on a loan deal, but its is now believed that he can make his move permanent after impressing in his current stint.

Liverpool To Offload Mario Balotelli In January?

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Liverpool To Offload Mario Balotelli In January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In shocking reports to emerge in The Telegraph today, it seems like Brendan Rodgers will consider offloading striker Mario Balotelli in January, just 4 months after bringing him to Anfield. The Italian, signed from Italian giants AC Milan for£16 million, has failed to have any sort of impact on the side, scoring just 1 goal in 10 appearances in all competitions.

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Find betting bonuses and current promotions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When you are looking for bookmaker bonuses and current promotions you don't need to go any further than BonusCorner.com.

Before you join an online bookmaker you will probably want to make sure it is the right one for you.

Sunderland vs Arsenal: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Sunderland vs Arsenal: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal scored twice in the final moments to pull off a dramatic victory at Anderlecht in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

Prior to those two late goals the Gunners had looked poor and created very little against the side who are expected to finish bottom of the group.

Liverpool vs Hull City: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Liverpool vs Hull City: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool return to Premier League action on Saturday, three days after being taught a footballing lesson by Real Madrid at Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers will see this as a more realistic opportunity to pick up three points even if Hull City did pick up a point at Arsenal last weekend.

Chelsea’s €80m target seals new deal

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Chelsea's €80m target seals new deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has signed a new deal, the club have confirmed via their official twitter handle.

Pogba, the former Manchester United midfielder, joined Juventus in 2012 and has already established himself as one of the best young midfielders in the league, if not in the world.

Liverpool target already in Manchester, medical next week

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Liverpool target already in Manchester, medical next week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been reportedly keeping a close tab on former Barcelona goal keeper Victor Valdes for the past few months. First choice goal keeper Simon Mignolet has had cut a frustrating figure and it was believed that Liverpool might sign a new goal keeper to replace him in January.

Jose Mourinho to deploy Andre Schurrle as False nine against Manchester United?

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Jose Mourinho to deploy Andre Schurrle as False nine against Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ahead of Sunday's blockbuster encounter against Manchester United Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has to deal with the lack of striking options in his squad. The Blues are expected to be without Diego Costa and Loic Remy and reports from Guardian hint that Andre Schurrle could start up front at Old Trafford.

Manchester United vs Chelsea: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Manchester United vs Chelsea: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea head to Old Trafford on Sunday looking to maintain their excellent start to the 2014-15 season that has seen them win seven of their opening eight Premier League games.

Whilst the Blues were in UEFA Champions League action midweek, they only played 24 hours after Manchester United, who drew 2-2 at West Bromwich Albion on Monday night football.

Chelsea striker declares fit for Manchester United clash at Old Trafford

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Chelsea striker declares fit for Manchester United clash at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has declared himself fit for the Blues' upcoming league encounter against Manchester United this weekend.

The west London club will visit Old Trafford on Sunday and Jose Mourinho is likely to be without the services of his first and second choice strikers, Diego Costa and Loic Remy.

Louis van Gaal to allow Liverpool transfer target to train at Manchester United

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Louis van Gaal to allow Liverpool transfer target to train at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are looking derail Liverpool's move in signing former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

The 32-year-old is a free agent after he was released by the La Liga outfit following his completion of his contract at the end of the last season.

Ronaldo and Messi set for Bernabeu showdown

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Ronaldo and Messi set for Bernabeu showdown - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luis Suarez, Karim Benzema, Andres Iniesta, Toni Kroos, Neymar, Luka Modric, Xavi, James Rodriguez, the list goes on. It is quite some cast list for this Saturday evening's match-up between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Fresh blow: Chelsea star taken to hospital, medical problem explained

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Fresh blow: Chelsea star taken to hospital, medical problem explained - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea striker Diego Costa was forced to spend time in hospital after suffering from a severe Stomach bug, following his return from international duty in Spain. The club has not specified the details of his illness, but The Telegraph reports that the 26-year-old is having problems with a severe stomach bug.

Midfielder unhappy, seeking for Liverpool transfer

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Midfielder unhappy, seeking for Liverpool transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lucas Leiva, signed by then manager Rafael Benitez, struggled early on to but paved his way back through sheer hard work and determination to become one of the most important players at Liverpool and win hearts of the Anfield fans as well.

Manchester United suffer massive blow in pursuit of €35m rated star

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Manchester United suffer massive blow in pursuit of €35m rated star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports from the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website have claimed that Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado is finally set to sign a contract extension with Fiorentina.

How Outgoing Chief-Executive Ron Gourlay Transformed Chelsea In The Last Decade.

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How Outgoing Chief-Executive Ron Gourlay Transformed Chelsea In The Last Decade. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea Football Club have announced today that long-term Chief-Executive Ron Gourlay has left Stamford Bridge.

The club's statement on their official website stated:

'Chelsea Football Club announces that Ron Gourlay, after 10 successful years at the club including five as chief executive, is leaving Chelsea in order to pursue new business opportunities.

Steven Gerrard urges improved performance against Real Madrid

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Steven Gerrard urges improved performance against Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has urged for a 'much improved performance' from his side as they take on reigning European Champions Real Madrid at Anfield tonight. Liverpool were poor but lucky to beat Queens Park Rangers on Sunday in the Premier League.

Ferguson admits Moyes didn’t listen to his advice

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Ferguson admits Moyes didn't listen to his advice - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A lot has been said, discussed and written about David Moyes's calamitous tenure at Manchester United. It started with an euphoria before anxiety and fear crept in, and it didn't take much long for the fans to realise their "Chosen One" is completely out-of-his-depth and incapable of handling a big club like Manchester United.

Striker set for Chelsea transfer in January

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Striker set for Chelsea transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Fernando Torres' career is going from bad to worse. The Spaniard who was deemed unwanted at Chelsea completed a two year loan move to Italian side AC Milan in the summer. Despite being excellent on his debut against Empoli, Torres has been very poor in the past few weeks.

Possible Liverpool starting XI against Real Madrid

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Possible Liverpool starting XI against Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have waited five long years for this. Big nights at Anfield. Big Champions League nights at Anfield.Real Madrid, the European champions at Anfield, it can't get any bigger than this. Carlo Ancelotti spoke about Liverpool anthems, Arbeloa saidabout the special Anfield bond an air of romanticism can be felt ahead of this fixture.

3 Solutions To Chelsea’s Striker Crisis Against Manchester United

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3 Solutions To Chelsea's Striker Crisis Against Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea put in another fantastic performance last night in the Champions League to put Slovenian side Maribor to the sword. The Blues ran out 6-0 winners, with Eden Hazard being the centre of attention again, scoring twice.

Time for Philippe Coutinho to bury the ghost of inconsistency

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Time for Philippe Coutinho to bury the ghost of inconsistency - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the few positives that came out from Liverpool's 3-2 winoverQPR apart from the victory itself is the return to form of Philippe Coutinho. A decisive cameo from the Brazilian after coming on as a sub provided the necessary impetus for Brendan Rodgers's side to claim full three points against QPR in a dramatic fashion last Sunday.

Chelsea fan looking forward to playing for Man United against boyhood club

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Chelsea fan looking forward to playing for Man United against boyhood club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw says he is relishing the prospect of playing against Chelsea for the first time as a United player on Sunday at Old Trafford.

Shaw's impressive form for Southampton last season saw him moving to Manchester United this summer in a£27m deal, while Chelsea, his boy hood club, were also reportedly interested in his signature.

Injury boost: Chelsea striker hopes to play against Manchester United

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Injury boost: Chelsea striker hopes to play against Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea striker Loic Remy is hopeful of making a quick recovery to return to full fitness ahead of the Blues away trip to Manchester United next Sunday.

The Blues are facing an injury crisis here in the forward department.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool welcome the reigning UEFA Champions League winners to Anfield on Wednesday as they look to add to their tally on three points from two matches.

Real Madrid have won their opening two matches and would go along way towards winning the group by picking up three points in England on Wednesday.

Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have a great opportunity to close in on qualification to the second round of the UEFA Champions League over the next two games as they face arguably the weakest team in the group.

Liverpool striker to face court case tomorrow

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Liverpool striker to face court case tomorrow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Racing Genk director Gunter Jacob will meet with the the Court of Arbitration tomorrow to despute the transfer of Divock Origi to Lille.

If the Belgian side win the despute, Lille will need to pay Genk for developing the player this would result in several tens of thousands of Euros.

Manchester United’s big money target to sign deal this weekend

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Manchester United's big money target to sign deal this weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United summer transfer target Juan Cuadrado is set to extend his contract with Italian Serie A side Fiorentina.

Reliable Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has broken the news that a deal between the player and the Viola is nearing completion.

Midfield Maestro feels proud to snub Manchester United

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Midfield Maestro feels proud to snub Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

DanieleDe Rossi's love affair with Roma continues. The veteran midfielder who has now spent 14 years at the Italianclubhas recently claimed that he has no regrets over snubbing numerous offers to stay at the Giallorossi.

Why Southampton Can Finish In The Top 6 This Season.

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Why Southampton Can Finish In The Top 6 This Season. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite all the intriguing plots and sub-plots that have gone on this season, the story of the campaign has undoubtedly got to be that of Southampton. Predicted to be set for doom and gloom after a mass summer exodus that saw all of their star players from last season leaving, the Saints have forged an incredible revival under new manager Ronald Koeman.

Fàbregas: Mourinho makes me feel valued

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Fbregas: Mourinho makes me feel valued - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cesc Fbregas has said that Chelsea manager José Mourinho has made him feel he is a very important part of the team.

The Spanish international joined the Premier League side from Barcelona over the summer where he had previously been in and out of the La Liga giants' side as well as playing in several positions.

PHOTO + VIDEO: Manchester United chief – “Oh you f***ing waste of money”

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PHOTO + VIDEO: Manchester United chief "Oh you f***ing waste of money" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


First, take a look at the video (courtesy @Matty Woodward). What is Manchester United chief Ed Woodward saying here?

Manchester United suffered yet another frustrating night away from home, as they managed a 2-2 draw against West Brom at The Hawthorns.

Van Gaal: Possible to catch Chelsea. Are you day-dreaming?

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Van Gaal: Possible to catch Chelsea. Are you day-dreaming? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal is still adamant that his side can catch Chelsea despite being 10 points behind the league leaders, after managing a 2-2 draw against West Brom at the Hawthorns on Monday night. The Red Devils are now sixth in the table, one point and one place behind Liverpool and have gone six games without a win away from home.

Liverpool chase €40m Busquets-type midfielder

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Liverpool chase €40m Busquets-type midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have joined the race to sign highly rated Porto's young midfielder Ruben Neves, who is also targeted by Serie A giants Juventus and AC Milan, and several other Spanish clubs.

The Daily Mirror reports that Liverpool scouts have watched the player, who has made only 10 appearances for Porto, on three occasions.

Chelsea vs Maribor: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Chelsea vs Maribor: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Premier League leaders will be looking for a safe passing into the second round of the UEFA Champions League over the next fortnight as they are heavily fancied to pick up six points in their two matches versus Slovenian opponents Maribor.

Can Chelsea Cope With Diego Costa’s Absence For Long?

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Can Chelsea Cope With Diego Costa's Absence For Long? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2014/15 season has been near-perfect for Chelsea Football Club thus far. Unbeaten in all competitions, the Blues are sitting comfortably at the top of the Premier League and are on course to succeeding on other fronts as well.

CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City will be looking to get their 2014-15 UEFA Champions League campaign on track over the next fortnight when they face Russian Premier League champions CSKA Moscow back-to-back.

Manchester United Legend Set To Be Axed By Club After Just 6 Months

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Manchester United Legend Set To Be Axed By Club After Just 6 Months - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Rio Ferdinand's adventure with Queens Park Rangers may be set to come to a premature end, as the club are considering releasing the Englishman in January, according to reports in The Guardian today.

Manchester United midfielder faces match-fixing investigation

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Manchester United midfielder faces match-fixing investigation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is one of the eight players who could come under scrutinyas part of a match-fixing investigation.

During a match between Levante v Zaragoza in 2010/11 on the final day of the season, it is alleged that Levante players were paid to throw the game by Zaragoza.

West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United: Confirmed lineup

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West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United: Confirmed lineup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will face West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League clash atThe Hawthorns on Monday.

Good news for Red Devils fans and Louis van Gaal is they welcome several of their first team players from injury.

European club hints interest in Liverpool star, also wants Arsenal transfer target

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European club hints interest in Liverpool star, also wants Arsenal transfer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has hinted his side's interest in signing Liverpool youngster Suso and Real Madrid star midfielder Sami Khedira.

The 20-year-old Reds midfielder's contract situation at Anfield is still not resolved and has less than a year left on his current deal with the Merseyside club.

Louis Van Gaal: Lack of Champions League Football hurting Manchester United

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Louis Van Gaal: Lack of Champions League Football hurting Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ahead of Monday night's clash against West Brom at the Hawthrons, Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has claimed that lack of Champions League football is hurting his team's overall performance.

Former Chelsea super star blames Jose Mourinho for Stamford Bridge exit

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Former Chelsea super star blames Jose Mourinho for Stamford Bridge exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juan Mata has revealed he had no relationship with Jose Mourinho and has blamed the Portuguese manager for his Chelsea exit.

The Spain international arrived at the West London club from La Liga outfit Valencia in the summer of 2011.

Five major factors behind Chelsea’s impressive start to the season

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Five major factors behind Chelsea's impressive start to the season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out the possibility of remaining unbeaten throughout the season, but insists his team is gradually reaching the level of his previous side that won back to back Premier League titles during his first spell in charge at the club.

Top 3 Centre-Backs Arsenal Could Sign In January

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Top 3 Centre-Backs Arsenal Could Sign In January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the light of recent events at Arsenal Football Club, there is absolutely no doubt about that fact the squad is crying out for a new centre-back. An injury to Laurent Koscielny and a suspension to Calum Chambers saw Arsene Wenger have to deploy second-choice left-back Nacho Monreal alongside Per Mertesacker at the heart of the defence on Saturday against Hull.

Good news: Liverpool star not in Real Madrid transfer plans

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Good news: Liverpool star not in Real Madrid transfer plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid visit Anfield on Wednesday as the European Champions take on Liverpool in the Champions League group league tie.Ahead of this mouth watering clash, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that his side do not need Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling at the moment although he acknowledges that the 19-year-old is "one of the best in Europe.

Arsenal and Liverpool could sign French striker for free

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Arsenal and Liverpool could sign French striker for free - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

André-Pierre Gignac has been in sparkling form this season. The 28-year-old French striker has scored 10 league goals already, but it seems like Marseille are preparing life without him next summer.

West Brom vs Manchester United: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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West Brom vs Manchester United: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Victory tonight for Manchester United would move them back into the top four to end Premier League matchday 8.

West Brom will head into the match only one point above the relegation zone following Newcastle's win on Saturday.

Have Liverpool gone cold on a move for Victor Valdes?

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Have Liverpool gone cold on a move for Victor Valdes? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For the past couple of months, Liverpool had been linked with a move for former Barcelona goal keeper Victor Valdes.

First choice goal keeper Simon Mignolet has cut a frustrating figure this season (did put up a good performance against QPR though) and many football pundits feel that the Belgian is the weak link in the Liverpool squad.

Jose Mourinho: Becoming Invincibles is ‘Impossible’

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Jose Mourinho: Becoming Invincibles is 'Impossible' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea's superb start to the Premier League season has seen them muster 22 points from a possible 24 in 8 games. The Blues overcame Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the weekend and are now five points clear at the top of the standings.

Huge boost for Liverpool: Gareth Bale out of UCL clash

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Huge boost for Liverpool: Gareth Bale out of UCL clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been handed a major boost ahead of their Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday, with Gareth Bale ruled out of the match for the La Liga giants.

The former Spurs playerpicked up an injury to his gluteal muscle on international duty with Wales last week, and remained absent in Real Madrid's 5-0 win over Levante on Saturday this weekend.

Liverpool target changes agent to complete transfer move

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Liverpool target changes agent to complete transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's almost the end of October, but with more than two months for the January transfer window, rumours are surfacingat an exponential rate. According to French Media Outlet Le 10 Sport, Liverpool target Andre Ayew has changed his agent to complete a transfer move in the near future.

Video: Indian footballer dies after goal celebration goes horribly wrong

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Video: Indian footballer dies after goal celebration goes horribly wrong - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A tragic death has occurred to an Indian footballer after his somersault goal celebration went horribly wrong during a football match.

Peter Biaksangzuala wanted toperform theacrobatic celebration, similar to the celebrations ofMiroslav Klose,after scoring a goalfor Bethlehem Vengthlang FC against Chanmari West FCin the 62nd minute.

Possible Chelsea starting lineup against Maribor

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Possible Chelsea starting lineup against Maribor - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea face Maribor in the Round three of the Champions League Group G tie at the Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. The Blues, having drawn their last UCL tie against Schalke at home, would be looking for nothing less than full three points.

Why The Chelsea Midfield Is Nearly Impossible To Play Against

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Why The Chelsea Midfield Is Nearly Impossible To Play Against - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea continued their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable 2-1 win away at Crystal Palace on Saturday. In this same fixture last season, the Blues struggled to break down a dogged Palace side and ended up on the wrong side of a 1-0 scoreline.

How Liverpool will line up against QPR without Sturridge

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How Liverpool will line up against QPR without Sturridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool face a tough set of fixture, starting from today against QPR. The Reds face seven games in the next 21 days that includes back-to-back Champions League meetings with Real Madrid andCapital One Cup showdown with Swansea.

Arsenal: Welbeck, late goals – strange season so far

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Arsenal: Welbeck, late goals strange season so far - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Late goals are always encouraging for any team. Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson made a habit of scoring late and securing point right at the death. It only shows that the team embodies a good fighting spirit, a never-say-die attitude, and they've the mental strength to fight till the very end.

Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea: Five talking points

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Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea: Five talking points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In March earlier this year, with title race still hanging in balance, Chelsea went to Crystal Palace and suffered a demoralising 1-0 defeat, after which Jose Mourinho claimed that his team lack balls. After today's 2-1 victory, though not a classic and far from perfect, it is fair enough to say that this Chelsea team have got their 'big balls' back.

Edin Dzeko: Manchester City’s Unsung Hero

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Edin Dzeko: Manchester City's Unsung Hero - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Normally, when we talk about underrated players, we either refer to full-backs or defensive midfielders. In slightly more rarer cases, the goalkeepers or the centre-halves may get a mention. Centre-forwards, on the other hand, are hardly discussed, because afterall, the goalscorers get all the credit they deserve, and more.

Chelsea and Arsenal target set to be snatched by Italian Giants?

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Chelsea and Arsenal target set to be snatched by Italian Giants? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sami Khedira has been a transfer target for both Arsenal and Chelsea in the past summer transfer window. The German World Cup winner is reportedly unhappy at Real Madrid and has also fallen down the pecking order under manager Carlo Ancelotti.

David Moyes ready to return after Manchester United misadventure

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David Moyes ready to return after Manchester United misadventure - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

David Moyes has recently said in an interview with BBC that he is ready to come back to coaching after a disastrous spell last season with Manchester United. The 51 year old who was sacked after less than an year at Old Trafford said, "I am ready to return.

Daniel Sturridge injured again – big decision for Rodgers

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Daniel Sturridge injured again big decision for Rodgers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have received a fresh injuryblow ahead of their Premier League clash against QPR on Sunday.

Daniel Sturridge, the Liverpool striker, has suffered a calf-injury on his return to training, having missed past five Premier League gamesdue toa thigh strain picked up on England duty.

PHOTO: Chelsea, Arsenal and United target sent off for gun celebration

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PHOTO: Chelsea, Arsenal and United target sent off for gun celebration - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Edinson Cavani was given marching orders for celebrating a goal with gun toting gesture, as PSG beat struggling Lens 3-1at the Stade de France on Friday.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the PSG president, has criticised this controversial decision, insisting that Cavani was wrongly given yellow card as the Uruguayan always does the same celebration.

Chelsea hijack Real Madrid transfer deal, poised to sign Brazilian midfielder

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Chelsea hijack Real Madrid transfer deal, poised to sign Brazilian midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea could sign Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva who is also a reported target of Spanish giants Real Madrid.

The 21-year-old midfielder plays for Brazilian club Cruzeiro and is thought to had been in negotiation with Real Madrid over a January switch, as the Los Blancos seeking for a replacement of Sami Khedira.

Arsenal meet player’s agent; offer €8m to complete Deal

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Arsenal meet player's agent; offer €8m to complete Deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website, Arsenal are reportedly edging closer to sign Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Marcelo Brozovic. The report claims that the Gunners have already met the player's agent in London yesterday and have reportedly offered €8m to complete the signing of the 21 year old.

Manager says Arsenal and Chelsea target can leave, but not in January

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Manager says Arsenal and Chelsea target can leave, but not in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea and Arsenal have been handed a massive blow in signing Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira in the January transfer window.

The Blues manager Jose Mourinho is keen on reuniting with his former player at Stamford Bridge.

Premier League Gameweek 8: Five Things To Watch Out For

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Premier League Gameweek 8: Five Things To Watch Out For - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After a two-week international break, the Premier League is finally back. The most competitive league in the world returns with some extremely intriguing match-ups and storylines following what has been an eventful week despite the hiatus for the clubs.

LVG gives latest injury update for Manchester United’s league clash against West Brom

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LVG gives latest injury update for Manchester United's league clash against West Brom - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been handed a massive injury boost for their upcoming league fixture against West Bromwich Albion after manager Louis van Gaal confirmed only four players are out of action with injury.

Brendan Rodgers confirms massive injury boost for Liverpool ahead of QPR clash

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Brendan Rodgers confirms massive injury boost for Liverpool ahead of QPR clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Liverpool will welcome several of their key injured players back into the squad for their upcoming Premier League clash against Queens Park Rangers.

Wenger identifies player to solve defensive crisis, plans January move

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Wenger identifies player to solve defensive crisis, plans January move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will sign a defender when the transfer window re-opens in January as the Frenchman would be hoping to solve his side's defensive crisis.

According to The Telegraph, the Gunners are looking to bring Celtic star Virgil van Dijk to the Emirates in the mid-season transfer window.

Queens Park Rangers vs Liverpool: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Queens Park Rangers vs Liverpool: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bottom of the league Queens Park Rangers host Liverpool on Sunday as Harry Redknapp's side look to end a four-game winless streak.

Liverpool's form over the same period as not been much better, especially as last season's runners-up.

Arsenal vs Hull City: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Arsenal vs Hull City: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal return from the international break looking to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat at Chelsea a fortnight ago.

Arsène Wenger's side have won just one of their last six Premier League games since their opening day win against Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are looking to continue their excellent start to the season in another London derby as they go to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

José Mourinho's side have taken 19 of a possible 21 points to start the 2014-15 season and start the weekend five points ahead of second-place Manchester City.

Arsenal star best in England claims Manchester United legend

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Arsenal star best in England claims Manchester United legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend and probably the best central midfielder England have ever had Paul Scholes wasn't sure about the progress of Arsenal's Jack Wilshere few months' back. Back in March, Scholes was being critical about Arsenal's midfield and Wilshere in particular.

Mario Balotelli determined to break Premier League Duck; Compares Gerrard to Pirlo

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Mario Balotelli determined to break Premier League Duck; Compares Gerrard to Pirlo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has endured a tough start to his career in the English Premier League. The controversial Italian who was signed from AC Milan in the summer is yet to score in the League.

Mourinho confirms Costa and four other players doubtful for Crystal Palace clash

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Mourinho confirms Costa and four other players doubtful for Crystal Palace clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed summer signing Diego Costa, Didier Drogba, Ramires, André Schürrle and John Obi Mikel are doubtful for the weekend clash against Crystal Palace.

Chelsea Set To Beat Arsenal To World-Class Midfielder

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Chelsea Set To Beat Arsenal To World-Class Midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea and Arsenal have a vast recent history of targeting similar big-name players. These transfer-window feuds though, have nearly always ended in a Blues' victory. Chelsea have stolen the likes of Juan Mata and Gary Cahill right from under the Gunner's noses in the past few seasons, and these players have gone on to have extremely fruitful careers at Stamford Bridge.

Arsene Wenger promises to address defensive problems in January

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Arsene Wenger promises to address defensive problems in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted to strengthen his defense in the upcoming January transfer window. The French manager has also accepted that he should have plugged the defensive problems in the summer.

Arsenal target ready for transfer move in January

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Arsenal target ready for transfer move in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot is all set for a move away from Paris St Germain the upcoming January transfer window. The 19 year old is worried by the lack of game time on the pitch under Laurent Blanc and has repeatedly rejected contract extension at the Parc De Princes.

Agent: Arsenal interested in signing Croatia’s World Cup midfielder

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Agent: Arsenal interested in signing Croatia's World Cup midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The agent of Marcelo Brozovic has confirmed Arsenal's interest in Dinamo Zagreb midfielder and also says he will open talks with several Premier League clubs in November.

Brozovic's impressive form for the club has seen him receive a call from the national team and was part of Croatia's squad during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Arsenal player wants to leave Emirates in January

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Arsenal player wants to leave Emirates in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has once again reiterated that he is unhappy at the Emirates.

The former Bayern Munich star joined the North London club from FC Koln in 2012. Since joining the Gunners, the attacker has seen his playing time restricted and has spent more time on the bench.

Pep Guardiola wants to be Manchester United manager… one day

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Pep Guardiola wants to be Manchester United manager... one day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A report in today's Guardianclaims thatcurrent Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola wants to manage Manchester United some day. In his new book titled "Pep Confidential: The Inside Story of Pep Guardiola's First Season at Bayern Munich", the Spaniard has revealed that he wants to take up the reigns at Old Traffordat some point in his career.

DEAL: Chelsea agree partnership agreement with Besiktas

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DEAL: Chelsea agree partnership agreement with Besiktas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Besiktas board member Erdal Torunogullari has stated that the Turkish club has reached a partnership agreement with Premier League giants Chelsea. The deal involves close co-operation between the first teams and academies, training support and joint scouting projects.

Roy Hodgson will decide if Arsenal star will take part in Euro U21 next summer

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Roy Hodgson will decide if Arsenal star will take part in Euro U21 next summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says England coach Roy Hodgson will take a decision if he will take part in 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

The tournament occurs once in two years and the upcoming event will be hosted in Czech Republic, starting from 17 June to 30 June 2015.

The Five Biggest Transfers Likely To Happen in January

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The Five Biggest Transfers Likely To Happen in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is around this time of the year that managers have had a look at how their team has performed over the opening 6 or 7 games and they are already drawing up a potential wish list of players that they would like to see arrive in the January transfer window.

Deal close! French defender to become Arsenal’s first January signing

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Deal close! French defender to become Arsenal's first January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are looking to signMarseille defender Stephane Sparagna in the January transfer window according to reports from France. The Gunners are looking to exploit the contract situation of the 19-year-old, whose contract is set to expire in December.

Real Madrid preparing €30m swoop for Manchester United star

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Real Madrid preparing €30m swoop for Manchester United star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has bee in terrific form this season. The Spaniard was at his very best in the last Premier League encounter before the international break. The 23 year old made three astonishing saves including Leighton Baines' penalty as the Red Devils beat Everton by 2-1 to go fourth in the standings.

Done Deal! Chelsea sign Arsenal & City target

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Done Deal! Chelsea sign Arsenal & City target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Yesterday, reports came out from France that Chelsea had signed a13-year-old goal keeperNicolas Tie from French regional side FCPoitiers. The youngster was also scouted by Premier League heavy weights Arsenal and Manchester City.

Arsenal and Chelsea target rejected better offer from United

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Arsenal and Chelsea target rejected better offer from United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema had been linked with a move to Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool. Although, most of the reports were generated bythe UK tabloids (credibility always comes in question), but Spanish media also speculated about his position at the club, as there was a growing feeling that Madrid might replace him with atop striker like Radamel Falcao, Sergio Aguero or Edinson Cavani.

Chelsea star says he didn’t sign to warm the bench

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Chelsea star says he didn't sign to warm the bench - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Loic Remy has only managed 27 minutes of Premier League football this season so far with Chelsea. Jose Mourinho prefers a 4-2-3-1 system mainly, where he uses Diego Costa as thefirst choice striker. The Spain international has been in terrific form this season scoring nine league goals already for the Blues.

Top 5 Contenders For The Premier League Golden Boot

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Top 5 Contenders For The Premier League Golden Boot - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We may not even be a fifth of the season in, but there are some patterns emerging already. The Premier League may be the most unpredictable league in the world, but there are some prophecies that can be made based on what we have seen so far.

Chelsea star excited by Bundesliga prospect despite signing new deal

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Chelsea star excited by Bundesliga prospect despite signing new deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu has spoken about his desire to play in the Bundesliga as he continues his loan spell at VFB Stuttgart. The 23 year old signed a new three year contract with the Blues in the summer which would keep him at the club till 2017.

Video: Gareth Southgate’s dressing room speech as England U21s qualify

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Video: Gareth Southgate's dressing room speech as England U21s qualify - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England U21 secured their spot for next year's European Champion spot after sealing a 4-2 aggregate win over Croatia.

The advantage was with England having won the first leg 2-1 at Molineux and they started brightly in Vinkovci when Liam Moore volleyed home within 10 minutes.

Chelsea, Manchester United & City to win again

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Chelsea, Manchester United & City to win again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all won their last fixture before the international break and all three title contenders can do so again this weekend, SoccerLens believe.

The odds of this treble coming in with CarbonSports.

Chelsea, Manchester City + United to win again this weekend

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Chelsea, Manchester City + United to win again this weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all won their last fixture before the international break and all three title contenders can do so again this weekend, SoccerLens believe.

The odds of this treble coming in with CarbonSports.

Defender reveals Manchester United made contact to sign him

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Defender reveals Manchester United made contact to sign him - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sporting LisbondefenderMauricio says Manchester United had contacted with his agentCarlos Gonçalves in the summer, but insists he is happy at Sporting and not looking for moving elsewhere at the moment.

Why Manchester United will finish in the top four

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Why Manchester United will finish in the top four - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After finishing off the podium for the first time in Premier League history last season, Manchester United are on course to bounce back with UEFA Champions League qualification in 2014-15.

Louis van Gaal's side moved up to fourth place heading into the international break with a 2-1 win at home to Everton – this was the first time the Dutch manager has experienced back-to-back victories since taking charge over the summer.

Why Yaya Toure’s Return To Form Is Vital For Man City’s Title Charge

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Why Yaya Toure's Return To Form Is Vital For Man City's Title Charge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If one looks at all the Premier League title winners, he would find a common trend in most cases. While having a free-scoring striker is not too uncommon for any team in the league, the side that goes all the way has something extra in the locker.

Football Manager 2015: Screenshots

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Football Manager 2015: Screenshots - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

SEGA's best-selling game series Football Manager 2015 will be released on November 7th, 2014 for Windows PC, Mac and Linux.

The latest release will feature a huge number of improvements over the previous seasons, mainly designed to make the experience of managing a club more personal.

Too much made of Sterling’s ‘tired’ comments

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Too much made of Sterling's 'tired' comments - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Raheem Sterling was left out of the England side that took on Estonia on Sunday evening in Tallinn, a game that ended 1-0 thanks to a Wayne Rooney free kick. Before the game, manager Roy Hodgson revealed that he had left out Sterling due to the youngster complaining of tiredness, allowing Adam Lallana to deputise.

Iceland beat Netherlands by 2-0; What next for the happy Island country ?

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Iceland beat Netherlands by 2-0; What next for the happy Island country ? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Iceland shocked Netherlands by 2-0 in the Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday night which will go down in history of the island country's greatest ever result on the pitch. Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson scored both goals to secure the emphatic result.

Roy Hodgson’s comments prove Sterling needs a rest

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Roy Hodgson's comments prove Sterling needs a rest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England maintained their perfect record in the Euro 2016 qualifiers as the Three Lions edged past Estonia thanks to Wayne Roney's sublime free kick. However Roy Hodgson's comments on Raheem Sterling proved to be a dampener.

Dortmund midfielder can ‘expect’ offer from Manchester United

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Dortmund midfielder can 'expect' offer from Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Dortmund can 'expect' an offer from Manchester United for midfielder İlkay Gündoğan in the future, according to Calcio Mercato.

The Italian newspaper claims that if he impresses over the next couple of months without any repercussions to his injury that has kept him out of action for a year, then the German club can expect a bid from the Premier League giants.

PHOTO: Arsenal’s injured duo return to full training

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PHOTO: Arsenal's injured duo return to full training - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal fans have some relief after listening to the news of the injuries and seeing their club struggle this season.

Arsene Wenger and the Gunners will welcome the return of star player Theo Walcott.

Liverpool striker is a ‘monster’ says Manchester City star

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Liverpool striker is a 'monster' says Manchester City star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Divock Origi played the entire 90 minutes as Belgium drew 1-1 away at Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday night in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

The 19-year-old, who is spending this season on loan to Lille after agreeing a deal to join Liverpool in the summer, produced a brilliant performance against Andorra, where he scored a brilliant goal from distance and created anotherduring Belgium'semphatic 6-0 victory last Friday.

Good News: Arsenal superstar returns to full fitness

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Good News: Arsenal superstar returns to full fitness - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Good news for Arsenal fans. England winger Theo Walcott has returned to training again, while Arsene Wenger confirms striker Olivier Giroud is "ahead of his schedule" in his recovery.

Walcott ruptured his anterior cruciate ligamentin his left knee in Arsenal's 2-0 FA Cup win against Tottenham in January and unfortunately couldn't take part inEngland's 2014 World Cup campaign.

Sir Alex Ferguson confident in Manchester United

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Sir Alex Ferguson confident in Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and football legend Sir Alex Ferguson says his former side have bought well over the summer.

Quoted by Portuguese newspaper A Bola, the former United manager said:

"When you are in this process you need quality and I think Manchester United hired well and has the right resources.

Chelsea target reveals why he rejected Manchester United

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Chelsea target reveals why he rejected Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer Real Madrid defender Rapahel Varane was heavily linked with a move to Premier League giants Chelsea. The Blues were looking for a solid young defender having sold David Luiz to PSG and had targeted Varane, who was signed by Jose Mourinho during his time at Real Madrid.

Arsenal star explains why he feared for place in starting XI this season

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Arsenal star explains why he feared for place in starting XI this season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wojciech Szczesny has revealed he feared for his place in the Gunners' starting lineup when David Marshall was linked to Arsenal.

The 29-year-old was one of the very few standout players for Cardiff City in their disappointing campaign last season.

Five top class holding midfield options for Arsenal in January

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Five top class holding midfield options for Arsenal in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Defensive/Holdingmidfield is one of the key areas where Arsenal need to invest in the January transfer window. Mikel Arteta has been an epitome of consistency since he arrived at the club in 2011, but at 32, he isapproaching the apogee of his career, and therefore Arsenal must find his long term replacement.

Chelsea target close to renewing contract

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Chelsea target close to renewing contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Fiorentina are looking to seal a new contract for their Colombian star Juan Cuadrado.

The Viola are actually looking at new deals for a number of stars, including goalkeeper Neto, former Liverpool player Alberto Aquilani and Italian international Manuel Pasqual.

Mourinho comments on Chelsea target, Ronaldo and PSG job

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Mourinho comments on Chelsea target, Ronaldo and PSG job - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer Chelsea had been linked with a move for Real Madrid defenderRaphael Varane. The Blues lost David Luiz to PSG and reports emerged that Mourinho was looking at Varane to replace him at the Bridge.

What They Said: Wenger apologises, Agent on Manchester United’s £785m target

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What They Said: Wenger apologises, Agent on Manchester United's £785m target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Soccerlens' 'What They Said' column is back. Judging by the amount of readership it got last season, we decided to continue this termas well. Without further ado, let's start the show today we have Jorge Mendes throwing lights on Cristiano Ronaldo's staggering release clauseand Arsene Wenger finally apologising for shoving Jose Mourinho at the Bridge.

AC Milan were “happy” to sell Balotelli

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AC Milan were "happy" to sell Balotelli - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The AC Milan Sporting Director Umberto Gandini has said that Mario Balotelli's move to Liverpool in the summer was the right decision for all parties.

The striker returned to Italy by signing for Milan in January 2013 after a mixed time at Manchester City.

Manchester United’s attempt to seal €100m Real Madrid deal

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Manchester United's attempt to seal €100m Real Madrid deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sometimes I feel that writing transfer stories need greater imagination than creating a good plot for a classic thriller story.Add Manchester United to your plot, rest (business part) will take care of itself.

Liverpool disucss wage with player, no agreement yet

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Liverpool disucss wage with player, no agreement yet - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We have an update on Liverpool target Victor Valdes. Last week Catalan based newspaper Mundo Deportivoreported that Valdes is likely to join Liverpool, and he is focussed onregaining his full fitness at the earliest.

Liverpool’s wretched luck with International break continues

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Liverpool's wretched luck with International break continues - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been presented with a fresh injury headache, after new signings Dejan Lovrenand Lazar Markovic, both suffered injuries during the international break.

Thedefender, who joined in the summer from Southampton,was due to play against Bulgaria and Azerbaijan for Croatia, sufferedan abdominal tear in training and was ruled out for the international matches.

Bielsa’s Marseille setting the pace, yet a Physical Burnout is Inevitable

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Bielsa's Marseille setting the pace, yet a Physical Burnout is Inevitable - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Paris St Germain have won the French Ligue One in each of the last two years. Backed by Qatar Sports Investments' financial prowess the Parisians have been a class apart from the other sides in the league.

Landon Donovan’s final USMNT game spoiled by Ecuador

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Landon Donovan's final USMNT game spoiled by Ecuador - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mix Diskerud celebrates after scoring the goal that gave the Yanks the lead against Ecuador on Friday night, in the 1-1 draw. Photo provided by bleacherreport.com.

The Yanks nearly sent off the greatest player in U.

Why Iker Casillas Should Not Longer Be Spain’s Number 1

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Why Iker Casillas Should Not Longer Be Spain's Number 1 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Real Madrid sidesince the turn of the milleniumhas seen multiple changes. Big-name managers and players have come and gone, and the glory days have vacillated too. The same can be said for the Spanish national side as well.

The Indian Super League: A Boon For Football In India

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The Indian Super League: A Boon For Football In India - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For a country of over a billion people to have only qualified for the FIFA World Cup once is a statistic hard to believe. And on the solitary occasion that India did make it to the finals, in the 1950 edition in Brazil, they withdrew after their request to play barefoot was rejected.

Liverpool player reveals Bayern Munich snub in the summer

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Liverpool player reveals Bayern Munich snub in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

German youngster Emre Can has revealed that he snubbed Bayern Munich to join Liverpool. The 20 year old midfielder joined the Reds in the summer for a transfer fee worth £10m.

Can had left Bayern Munich to join Bayer Leverkusen in August 2013.

Arsenal send scout to watch highly rated Brazilian midfielder

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Arsenal send scout to watch highly rated Brazilian midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Anderson Talisca is one of the few positives for Benfica this season, as the Eagles shake off their disappointing summer behind with an impressive start to the season. Really this summer hasn't been productive for them.

Chelsea’s big money target wanted by Premier League rivals

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Chelsea's big money target wanted by Premier League rivals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Paul Pogba, like Arturo Vidal, finds himself regularly being linked with top Premier League clubs. Not a transfer window has passed by, when he wasn't been linked with European heavy weights since he joined Juventus from Manchester United in 2012.

PHOTO: Manchester Star tells his own team-mate to shut up

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PHOTO: Manchester Star tells his own team-mate to shut up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is now a well-known FACT that Robin van Persie and Klass Jan Huntelaar are not best of pals. Last night, the pair was seen arguing on the pitch and both have had their say after the match.

Holland was in action againstKazakhstan in the Euro 2016 qualifier last night when the incident happened.

Spanish striker says Chelsea star will come good

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Spanish striker says Chelsea star will come good - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the major reasons for Chelsea's impressive start to the season and why they are considered as hot favourites to win the title is that their newcomers have hardly taken time to gel into the squad.

Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, both are firing all cylinders at the moment and have forged a some-what telepathic understanding between them.

Club vs Country: The Diego Costa Conundrum

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Club vs Country: The Diego Costa Conundrum - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Diego Costa is arguably the most lethal striker in club football. The 26 year old scored 35 goals last term for Atletico Madrid which prompted Chelsea to pay £32m for his services in the summer.

The Brazilian born- Spanish turned forward has already started justifying his price tag, hitting the back of the net 9 times already for the Blues.

Manchester United May Face UEFA Punishment Over Huge Debt

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Manchester United May Face UEFA Punishment Over Huge Debt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

UEFA has been in the news quite a lot in recent months with regards to English clubs. It has especially been in the limelight for the disciplinary action taken on Manchester City, following the latter's non-compliance of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations laid down by European football's primary regulatory body.

The 39th Game – Why Greed Always Trumps Common Sense

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The 39th Game – Why Greed Always Trumps Common Sense - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hearing managers complain about players being asked to play too many games during the season, or being quick to bemoan the impact of international fixtures, you'd think that clubs would be desperately looking for ways to alleviate the number of games they play during the course of the season.

Barcelona star was close to joining Arsenal in the summer

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Barcelona star was close to joining Arsenal in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez was close to sign for Arsenal before the Gunners sealed the transfer of Alexis Sanchez. Spanish media outlet Mundo Deperotivo has published a story which claims that Pedro was almost on the verge of sealing a transfer to the London side.

Liverpool target could pave way for Manchester United to complete transfer in January

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Liverpool target could pave way for Manchester United to complete transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Turn based newspaper Tuttosport are concerned with Arturo Vidal's future at Juventus. Only a week ago, it seemed like his relationship with Juventus is amarriage made in heaven, when Vidal spoke about his desire to continue with The Old Lady despite strong rumours of interest from Manchester United.

Arsenal & Liverpool target says ‘Mourinho is a great coach’

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Arsenal & Liverpool target says 'Mourinho is a great coach' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Benfica fans have had a tough summer this time. Theheart break of losing out in theEuropa League final last season was still acceptable, the loss of several top players from the side this summer was too much to handle.

Revealed: AS Monaco had agreement to sign Angel Di Maria

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Revealed: AS Monaco had agreement to sign Angel Di Maria - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In an astonishing revelation, French media outlet Le 10 Sport have claimed that Monaco had an agreement to sign Angel Di Maria before Manchester United in the summer. Monaco almost signed the Argentine well before the World Cup but delays from the nouveau riche French outfit meant that they lost out on a potential prized asset.

From Chile: Vidal unhappy for failing to join Manchester United in summer

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From Chile: Vidal unhappy for failing to join Manchester United in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The last few days Italian media have kept themselves busy over two things: aftermath reactions of Juventus' victory over Roma and wild speculations over Arturo Vidal's future.

Last week Vidal gave an interview to Tuttosport where he claimed that he is happy in Turin and wants to continue his career withJuventus.

Arsenal target playing fire with the club, January transfer imminent

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Arsenal target playing fire with the club, January transfer imminent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Adrien Rabiot is all set to leave Paris Saint Germain in the January transfer window. The 19-year-old midfielder has been banished to the reserves, as Laurent Blanc is unwillingto provide him a single minute of first team football this season ahead of his expected departure in January.

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo discusses rivalry with Barcelona star Lionel Messi

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo discusses rivalry with Barcelona star Lionel Messi - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has publicly confirmed his rivalry with Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi.

The former Manchester United forward and the Argentine international has been one of the two standout players for close to a decade as the duo have won the Ballon d'Or overall.

Arsenal target closer to move

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Arsenal target closer to move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal transfer target Adrien Rabiot appears to be closer to a move away from his current club Paris Saint-Germain.

French website Le 10 Sport are convinced the player will leave in 2015, with January a realistic possibility.

Liverpool to complete transfer within this month, player all set to leave

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Liverpool to complete transfer within this month, player all set to leave - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are looking increasingly likely to land Barcelona goal keeper Victor Valdes within this month. Simon Mignolet, the first choice goal keeper, has cut a frustrating figure this season and many pundits see him as theweak link in the Liverpool squad.

€45m Arsenal & Manchester United target hints Premier League move

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€45m Arsenal & Manchester United target hints Premier League move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

No other playerfrom Portuguese league linked with Premier League clubs in recent years than Sporting's William Carvalho.Manchester United have had scouted him for uncountable number of time in the last two years or so.

From France: Arsenal linked with mega double swoop

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From France: Arsenal linked with mega double swoop - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal target Yohan Cabaye has grown frustrated with limited game time at Paris St Germain under manager Laurent Blanc. The former Newcastle star who moved to the French Champions last January for £19m has hinted that he might have to move elsewhere to get more playing time on the pitch.

Belgian star reveals regular contact with Liverpool Manager

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Belgian star reveals regular contact with Liverpool Manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool signed Divock Origi for a transfer fee worth £10m in the summer transfer window. The Belgian youngster however was immediately loaned to French side Lille for the 2014-15 season. The Reds however signed Mario Balotelli to solve their goal scoring woes up front after Luis Suarez left for the greener pastures of Barcelona.

Sit Down Managers, We Cannot See

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Sit Down Managers, We Cannot See - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

"Sit down Harold, I cannot see." Those were the words of England Manager Sir Alf Ramsey as Geoff Hurst's shot rippled the Wembley net and Kenneth Wolstenholme cleared his throat to deliver a few nice words of his own. At that precise moment, Ramsey was watching his team reach the very pinnacle of world football, thus vindicating his painstaking life's work and his faith in his "wingless wonders.

Turin media concerned with €45m star, Manchester United bid expected in January

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Turin media concerned with €45m star, Manchester United bid expected in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Turin based newspaper Tuttosport are a big fan of Juventus. For obvious reasons. Few days ago they published an exclusive interview with Arturo Vidal, where the Chilean claimed Turin his 'home' and hinted that he is unlikely to leave Juventus any time soon.

Why Mesut Ozil’s Injury Could Be A Blessing In Disguise For Arsenal

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Why Mesut Ozil's Injury Could Be A Blessing In Disguise For Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have been dealt a body blow as midfielder Mesut Ozil has been ruled out for upto 3 months following an MRI scan which showed that the German had damaged his knee ligament.

The Gunners already have a long injury-list, including many key players and one more big-name added to it is sure not good news.

€80m bid won’t be enough, but club will listen to Manchester United offers

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€80m bid won't be enough, but club will listen to Manchester United offers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Roma have once again made it very clear that they will not sale Kevin Strootman to Manchester United or to any other club. Last week, Daily Mirror reported that Strootman had set his heart upon joining United and even changed his agent in order to facilitate a move to Old Trafford either in January or next summer.

Jorge Mendes speaks out Ronaldo’s Manchester United affection

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Jorge Mendes speaks out Ronaldo's Manchester United affection - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo has time and again stated his love for Manchester United and even hinted of his desire to return back to Old Trafford someday.

There were talks in the media that Ronaldo is unhappy at Madrid and that he could return back to his old club.

Sir Alex Ferguson breaks silence on Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

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Sir Alex Ferguson breaks silence on Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson says Louis van Gaal has made a brilliant start to his Old Trafford career.

The Dutchman was appointed as the Red Devils' manager after sacking Ferguson's successor, David Moyes leave just 10 months into his six year contract.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent buries Manchester United’s hopes

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Cristiano Ronaldo's agent buries Manchester United's hopes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's dreams of bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford in 2015 have been all but buried by the players' agent.

Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes told Radio Cadena Cope that that 29-year old will retire in Madrid.

Van Gaal demanding; Mourinho relaxed says former Barcelona midfielder

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Van Gaal demanding; Mourinho relaxed says former Barcelona midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Simao, the former Barcelona, Benfica, and Atletico Madrid midfielder/winger feels he still can play at top level for two more years, but currently is without a club.

The 34-year-old graduated from the Sporting's youth academy and played for two tears at the senior level before joining Barcelona.

Galliani looking to sign Arsenal’s long term target on free transfer

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Galliani looking to sign Arsenal's long term target on free transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

AC Milan have not only lost their status of being one of power houses in Europe now, but are a fading force in Italy as well. This summer, however, they did some smart signings. Although,the Rossoneri couldn't attract big money names like Juventus or Roma; they rather focused on getting smart deals done through loan and free transfers.

Good News: Manchester United superstar back in full training

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Good News: Manchester United superstar back in full training - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Only yesterday, Dutch media outlet Voetbal International reported that Manchester United striker Robin van Persie waswithdran from Holland training which raised concerns it could be a precautionary move due to injury.

Alexis Sanchez on Premier League’s toughness when compared to other league s

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Alexis Sanchez on Premier League's toughness when compared to other league s - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has admitted that he was left awestruck when he found out the physicality of the Premier League.

The Chilean international was signed by Arsene Wenger from Barcelona earlier in the transfer window after he was told that his services are no longer required at Nou Camp.

Arsenal suffer massive injury blow as star player out till end of this year

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Arsenal suffer massive injury blow as star player out till end of this year - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have suffered a massive blow after their record summer signing Mesut Ozil will be out of action for the rest of the calendar year.

The midfielder, who arrived in Munich for the international duty with Germany underwent a MRI scan on Wednesday.

Latest injury worry for Arsenal

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Latest injury worry for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's Mesut Özil has been sent for an MRI scan by the German national team ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and the Republic of Ireland over the coming week.

The Gunners midfielder did play the full 90 minutes in their 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday.

Football Manager 2015 Features Video

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Football Manager 2015 Features Video - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The wait is almost over. Football fans and passionate gamers all around the world can enjoy the brand new Football Manager 2015, as the much anticipated game will be releasingin exactly one month time from now.

Like every year, Sega interactive has come up with some cool new features; the new additions arehighly absorbing, thrilling, and challenging.

French Giants Target Manchester United Captain

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French Giants Target Manchester United Captain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In a shocking report to come out today, French club Monaco have set their sights on Manchester United captain and striker Wayne Rooney. The Englishman recently signed a new 5 1/2-year extension on contract at Old Trafford, but Monaco are confident of being able to avail his services.

Club legend hints at Chelsea transfer

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Club legend hints at Chelsea transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Petr Cech made his first appearance for Chelsea in the league on Sunday against Arsenal, coming on as a replacement for the injured Thibaut Courtois.

The 32-year-old goal keeper is largely frustrated with the role on the bench and said he would look for a solution if his situation doesn't improve in the next few months.

Moyes responsible for Kagawa exit says Ferguson

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Moyes responsible for Kagawa exit says Ferguson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Dortmund have had a terrible start to their new campaign. They are currently lying 13th in the Bundesligawith only seven points on board and 10 points behind Bayern Munich, title challenge is almost as good as over before it really started.

Liverpool could do transfer with AC Milan in January

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Liverpool could do transfer with AC Milan in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool forward Suso is finding hard to get regular gamesat Anfield. The young Spaniard was given a breakthrough by manager Brendan Rodgers in his first season in charge. He was once seen as one of the players for the future, but now it seems like his Liverpool career is almost as good as over.

Cristiano Ronaldo set for Old Trafford return next month

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Cristiano Ronaldo set for Old Trafford return next month - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to Old Trafford next month for the second time since he left Manchester Unitedin 2009.

A friendly match between Portugal and Argentina has been scheduled for November 18, and provided Ronaldo doesn't get injured around that time, he is likely to play in front of the Old Trafford fans again.

Roy Keane follows same pattern of madness and he knows it

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Roy Keane follows same pattern of madness and he knows it - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

By now, you all have heard, read, and discussed about Roy Keane's second autobiography, The Second Half, which will be released on Thursday. Already we have got a glimpse of what to expectfrom the book; Keane has been heavily critical about Sir Alex Ferguson and some of his former team-mates.

Wenger’s ego real reason behind Arsenal missing out on world class midfielder

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Wenger's ego real reason behind Arsenal missing out on world class midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cesc Fabregas didn't receive a warm welcome from all Arsenal fans on Sunday, despite him being a club hero and a former skipper. It means little; he is a Chelsea player now. The (bitter) truth is, his first preference was always Arsenal, but Arsene Wenger passed on that opportunity to re-sign him.

Barcelona star comments on Manchester United transfer

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Barcelona star comments on Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has been recently linked with a move to Manchester United. The Spain international wishes to finish his career at Barcelona, but admits anything is possible in future.

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo finds new club

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Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo finds new club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has been named as the new Schalke manager on Tuesday.

The Italian manager guided the west London club to their only Champions League glory after taking over the club's managerial role in 2012.

Chelsea player comments on Wenger-Mourinho clash – “It was fine”

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Chelsea player comments on Wenger-Mourinho clash "It was fine" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Diego Costa has been in tremendous form this season and has scored nine goalsso far for Chelsea. He was on target against Arsenal, although much of the post-match reaction centred on the two managers, both involving in an edifying tussle on the touch line.

Arsenal + Liverpool target Brazilian attacking midfielder

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Arsenal + Liverpool target Brazilian attacking midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and Liverpool have today been linked with Benfica attacking midfielder Anderson Talisca.

The Brazilian is taking the Portuguese Primeira Liga by storm following his €4 million move to Lisbon over the summer.

Should Liverpool offer Glen Johnson a long term contract?

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Should Liverpool offer Glen Johnson a long term contract? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool defender Glen Johnsonhave admitted that talks over a new long term contract have fallen "very quiet".

The England international will become a free agent next summer and could sign a pre-contract with any foreign club in January.

Manchester United legend Roy Keane rejected Real Madrid

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Manchester United legend Roy Keane rejected Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Roy Keane has admitted he received an offer to play for world football giants Real Madrid during his Manchester United days.

The United legend said he rejected the offer from the Spanish giants because he was "fearful of the unknown".

Chelsea entitled to Diego Costa compensation

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Chelsea entitled to Diego Costa compensation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will be entitled to financial compensation should Diego Costa be injured on international dury.

Manager José Mourinho had previously pleaded with Spanish national team head coach Vicente del Bosque not to call the Chelsea striker up to their two Euro 2016 qualifiers this week claiming that the 26-year old could do with a break to fully recover from his hamstring problems.

Arsene Wenger’s Biggest Clanger: Not Re-Signing Cesc Fabregas

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Arsene Wenger's Biggest Clanger: Not Re-Signing Cesc Fabregas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the summer of 2014, one thing was very clear. Cesc Fabregas would be leaving Barcelona for a return to the Premier League. The Spaniard had expressed his intention to return to England a year ago as well, but with Manchester United failing to land him, he remained in Catalonia.

Why Nemanja Matic is Chelsea’s most important player?

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Why Nemanja Matic is Chelsea's most important player? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea's brilliant start to the 2014-15 Premier League season has seen them grab 19 points from 7 games. The Blues have scored 21 goals and have conceded only 7. Jose Mourinho's men have set the pace and are showing the form of Title favourites.

Nemanja Matic: Chelsea’s Underrated Phenomenon

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Nemanja Matic: Chelsea's Underrated Phenomenon - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When Nemanja Matic was sold by Chelsea to Benfica in January, 2011 in a swap deal for David Luiz, there was hardly anyone who raised an eyebrow. The scrawny, curly-haired 23 year-old had only made 3 appearance for the Blues in all competitions in one and half years, and with competition for places in midfield fiercer than ever, the Serbian was not expected to break into the side anytime soon.

Roy Keane reveals why he left Manchester United

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Roy Keane reveals why he left Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

"He is my best player. When you are talking about Manchester United 30 or 500 years from now, Roy Keane will be regarded as one of the greatest players ever at this club" Sir Alex Ferguson, 2005.

Liverpool target comments on Manchester United transfer

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Liverpool target comments on Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United signed two Argentine players this summer Marcos Rojo and Angel di Maria joined from Sporting and Real Madrid respectively. The Red Devils were also linked with another Argentine who performed brilliantlyat the World Cup in Brazil goal keeper Sergio Romero.

No regret from Arsene Wenger for shoving Jose Mourinho

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No regret from Arsene Wenger for shoving Jose Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's the same old story for Arsene Wenger against Chelsea and Jose Mourinho. Wenger's awfulshove of Mourinho takes all the limelight but it was the old story, all too familiar disappointment of defeat for the Gunners: Another Chelsea victory, another Jose Mourinho's victory over Wenger,against whom he remains unbeaten in 12 encounters.

Arsenal eye Croatian international

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Arsenal eye Croatian international - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have joined the race to sign Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Marcelo Brozović according to reports this morning.

Italian newspaper Calcio Mercato is making the claim that the Gunners have joined Italian Serie A duo AS Roma and Internazionale in hunt for the 21-year old's signature.

Manchester United star is a ‘great player’ claims Real Madrid winger

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Manchester United star is a 'great player' claims Real Madrid winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

James Rodriguez has had a quiet start to his Real Madrid career. The Colombian international joined Madrid in the summer, after a sensational World Cup, for a reported fee of around€80m.

Why Landon Donovan is the best American footballer ever

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Why Landon Donovan is the best American footballer ever - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Landon Donovan has placed his name in the record books of the "All Time greatest American soccer player", by breaking another record in Major League Soccer. Photo provided by mlssoccer.com.

The 32-year-old American offense play maker has sealed himself in the history books of American soccer forever.

Striker hopes Manchester United will pay £43m to complete transfer

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Striker hopes Manchester United will pay £43m to complete transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is hopeful that Radamel Falcao will get back to his old best now that he hasclaimed his first goal for United to clinch victory over Everton.

Can Valencia reclaim the glories of the early 2000′s?

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Can Valencia reclaim the glories of the early 2000′s? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona and Real Madrid have been the dominant forces in the La Liga in the past decade. Thus when a third side breaks the duopoly, there is always a sense of excitement. Atletico Madrid won the League last term while Valencia have started the 2014-15 season in emphatic style.

From Italy: Arturo Vidal comments on Manchester United transfer

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From Italy: Arturo Vidal comments on Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer, Manchester United had been heavily linked with a move for Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal. Although, Juventus maintained the stance throughout that their star midfielder won't be sold but Vidal's unusual silence over the sagagenerated massive speculations over his future.

Premier League Gameweek 7: Five Things To Watch Out For

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Premier League Gameweek 7: Five Things To Watch Out For - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This week sees the last round of fixtures before the players go off to represent their countries in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. There are some intriguing games and matchups to look forward to, as the teams look to end on a high before the two-week break.

Liverpool superstar commits long-term future to Reds by signing new deal

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Liverpool superstar commits long-term future to Reds by signing new deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Liverpool superstar Daniel Sturridge has committed his future to the Reds after signing a new long-term deal on Friday.

The England international was signed by Brendan Rodgers from Chelsea in January 2013 and since his move to Anfield, the striker has been in prolific form scoring 36 goals from 52 appearances.

Liverpool close to finding agreement for Spanish star

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Liverpool close to finding agreement for Spanish star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are making important movesto find an agreement for goal keeper Victor Valdes. The Spanish goal keeper is still without a club after his contract expired with Barcelona, and Liverpool are looking to sign him on a free transfer.

Manchester United will have to pay £60m to land Serie A star

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Manchester United will have to pay £60m to land Serie A star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have reportedly set their sight on signing Kevin Strootman in January. Last month Daily Mirror reported that Strootman had set his heart on joining Old Trafford and changed his agent to link-up with Robin van Persie's adviser.

Liverpool need to rediscover ‘unrecognisable’ identity

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Liverpool need to rediscover 'unrecognisable' identity - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brendan Rodgers says that his team are unrecognisable from the one that finished second last season in the Barclays Premier League.

The Liverpool manager admits that a combination of injuries to key players like Joe Allen and Daniel Sturridge and the problem of integrating new signings has resulted in an identity crisis.

6 reasons why Chelsea will beat Arsenal this weekend

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6 reasons why Chelsea will beat Arsenal this weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The most-anticipated Premier League game of matchday 7 sees leaders Chelsea play host to fourth-place Arsenal.

Another London derby that will have big implications at the top of the table. Victory for the hosts would give them a massive nine-point advantage over one of the pre-season title challengers.

LVG gives injury update and discusses McNair’s chances of starting against Everton

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LVG gives injury update and discusses McNair's chances of starting against Everton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal has confirmed defender Paddy McNair will start for Manchester United during their Premier League clash against Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Dutchman is without the services of the first choice defenders Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans as the trio are sidelined with injury.

Brendan Rodgers responds after Liverpool’s latest defeat to Basel

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Brendan Rodgers responds after Liverpool's latest defeat to Basel - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool are failing to meet the high standards they set last season after their latest 1-0 defeat to Basel in the Champions League clash.

The Reds finished second in the table and were two points behind Premier League champions Manchester City last season.

Steven Gerrard blasts Liverpool for being ‘too soft’ after 1-0 loss to Basel

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Steven Gerrard blasts Liverpool for being 'too soft' after 1-0 loss to Basel - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's difficult start to the 2014-15 season continued as the Reds were outplayed by Swiss side FC Basel in Champions Legaue last night. Marco Streller's 52nd minute winner at the St Jakob Stadium was the difference between the two sides as the Reds were comprehensively outplayed.

Will Jack Wilshere Forever Remain An Unfulfilled Potential?

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Will Jack Wilshere Forever Remain An Unfulfilled Potential? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

13th September, 2008 is a memorable date in the history of Arsenal Football Club. On that day, at Ewood Park, as the Gunners coasted to a comfortable 4-0 win over Blackburn Rovers, an English schoolboy made his debut.

Mario Balotelli not doing enough to justify his £16m price tag

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Mario Balotelli not doing enough to justify his £16m price tag - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool took a "calculated gamble" when they signed Mario Balotelli in the summer for a reported fee of £16m.

The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers went against his initial opinion while sanctioning a deal for Balotelli; he admits that his change of heart was caused by a lack of quality striker in the transfer market.

Liverpool vs West Brom Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Liverpool vs West Brom Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are looking to rebound from their UEFA Champions League defeat in Switzerland on Wednesday by beating West Bromwich Albion at Anfield this weekend.

The Reds did not win any of their three Premier League games in September, all since losing Daniel Sturridge to injury.

Manchester United Agree Personal Terms To Sign World-Class Striker On Permanent Deal

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Manchester United Agree Personal Terms To Sign World-Class Striker On Permanent Deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have already confirmed a big-name signing for next summer. Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, who is currently on loan at Old Trafford from French side Monaco, has agreed personal terms to make his deal permanent in 2015.

New Stadium Design Technologies

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New Stadium Design Technologies - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In 2004 FIFA published a 250 page list of requirements they deemed necessary for the hosting of World Cup games. The succinctly titled Football Stadiums` Technical Recommendations and Requirements was a guide to not only building new stadia but also refurbishing those already built; from car parking for 10,000 vehicles to state of the art accommodation and technical facilities for thousands of journalists the requirements laid out by the world governing body gave much cause for concern to many a national football association.

Chelsea v Arsenal: Three things to look out for

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Chelsea v Arsenal: Three things to look out for - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea host Arsenal on Sunday in the Barclays Premier League where the Blues will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run and extend their lead at the top. Arsenal, also, unbeaten in the league, are heading into the game on the back of a convincing 4-1 victory against Galatasaray in the midweek and are expecting to change their recent history with a victory at the Bridge.

Chelsea vs Arsenal: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Chelsea vs Arsenal: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Another London derby and arguably the biggest of the 2014-15 season so far as Chelsea and Arsenal go head-to-head after UEFA Champions League ties midweek.

José Mourinho has every reason to fell the more confident f the two managers, going into this match with a six-point advantage over the opposition, whilst Arsène Wenger's side were plagued by injuries.

Welbeck repaying Wenger’s faith

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Welbeck repaying Wenger's faith - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Daniel Welbeck becomes the sixth Englishman to score a Champions League hat-trickas he fired Arsenal to an emphatic 4-1 victory over Galatasaray.

It was Welbeck's first hat-trick of his professional career, and has now scored four goals in five appearances for Arsenal since joining from Manchester United for £16mon the transfer deadline day.

Lucas Moura finally comes of age as PSG best Barcelona

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Lucas Moura finally comes of age as PSG best Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Paris St Germain continued their unbeaten start to the season as they beat Barcelona by 3-2 in the Champions League on Tuesday night. David Luiz, Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi all scored for the reigning French Ligue 1 Champions to cap a perfect night in front of a packed Parc De Princes.

Liverpool to offer Daniel Sturridge new five year deal

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Liverpool to offer Daniel Sturridge new five year deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are close to handing striker Daniel Sturridge a new five year contract. The England striker will be offered a salary in excess of£100,000 per week.

The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers revealed last season that Sturridge's steady progress at Liverpool would be rewarded with a new contract, and Liverpool Echo reports that talks are now going on at an advanced level with the striker's representatives over a new deal.

Former defender slams Liverpool for not replacing Anfield legend

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Former defender slams Liverpool for not replacing Anfield legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Liverpool defender Stéphane Henchoz has criticised the Anfield club for not finding a like to like replacement for Jamie Carragher.

The 36-year-old retired in May 2013 from all club football after spending his entire career with the Merseyside club.

Do Arsenal Have Any Chance Of Beating Chelsea This Sunday?

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Do Arsenal Have Any Chance Of Beating Chelsea This Sunday? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea vs Arsenal is always a game to look forward to. Last season's encounter in West London though, was something special.

As Arsenal went into their game at Stamford Bridge earlier this year in March, they had several reasons to be optimistic about coming away with something.

Arsenal target drops major hint on future; transfer likely in January

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Arsenal target drops major hint on future; transfer likely in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According tor reports in English Media Outlet Telegraph, Arsenal target Cheick Tiote has underlined his desire to leave Newcastle United after spending four years at Tyneside.

Speaking to the media in Ivory Coast the 28 year old claimed, "I want to leave.

Real Madrid offered €150m for Neymar

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Real Madrid offered €150m for Neymar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid offered Santos €150 million for Neymar before the Brazilian star chose to sign for Barcelona.

The father of the Barcelona player revealed this to a Spanish National Court judge, as quoted in Portuguese newspaper O Jogo today.

3 Reasons Why Juan Mata Will Never Be A First-Team Regular At Manchester United

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3 Reasons Why Juan Mata Will Never Be A First-Team Regular At Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the mass overhaul at Manchester United in the summer, a whole host of word-class attacking players were brought in. Ander Herrera, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao were all signed by manager Louis Van Gaal in a bid to overturn the torrid campaign under David Moyes last year.

€20m world class player not interested in Manchester United transfer

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€20m world class player not interested in Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mats Hummels saysthat he is not tempted to join Manchester United or any other big European club, adding that if he ever moves abroad, it won't be because of money.

The 25-year-old defender washeavily linked with Manchester United in the summer, and although the Germanis happy to see him name being linked with other top clubs, he sees himself playing at Dortmund for the rest of his career.

Liverpool hint at contract extension for Steven Gerrard

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Liverpool hint at contract extension for Steven Gerrard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says that Steven Gerrard is the "real catalyst" for everything the team has achieved in the last 18 months.

Gerrard came under severe criticism after his mediocre performance against West Ham where his role in the team had been questioned.

Ander Herrera could be out for six weeks

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Ander Herrera could be out for six weeks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United injury crisis worsens with midfielder Ander Herrera expected to miss action for up to six weeks due to a fractured rib.

Herrara, the£28.8m summer signing from Athletic Bilbao, took a blow to the chest and was substituted in the second half during United's 2-1 victory over West Ham.

Daniel Sturridge may return for Liverpool but not for England

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Daniel Sturridge may return for Liverpool but not for England - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brendan Rodgers has told Roy Hodgson that Daniel Sturridge will not be fit for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers, even if the strikerrecovers from a thigh injury in time to face West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Arsenal + Chelsea target still to decide future

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Arsenal + Chelsea target still to decide future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The future of Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Sami Khedira still remains in the balance.

Khedira's contract is still due to expire in June 2015 and no new contract has been agreed. If the 2014 World Cup winner does not sign a new deal before the new year he is free to discuss with new clubs in January over a free transfer move next summer.

Manchester United face tough competition to sign wonderkid

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Manchester United face tough competition to sign wonderkid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United face difficult competition if they are to sign 15-year old Norwegian wonderkid Martin Ødegaard.

Spanish newspaper AS have reported that the Red Devils are joined by German Bundesliga sides Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart in inviting the teenager to train at their facilities.

Totti and Cole show ‘Age No Bar’ in eventful Champions League Tie

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Totti and Cole show 'Age No Bar' in eventful Champions League Tie - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Roma held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw in the Champions League Group E encounter at a half packed Etihad Stadium last night. The home side went ahead after a controversial penalty awarded by the referee from which Sergio Aguero made no mistake.

Can Kieran Gibbs become Ashley Cole’s long term successor for England?

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Can Kieran Gibbs become Ashley Cole's long term successor for England? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs is in contention to be named in Roy Hodgson's squad tomorrow for the upcomingEuropean Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.

The 25-year-old has only made three international appearances so far, and has not played for his country sinceEngland's 1-0 defeat to Germany last November, where he came on as a substitute.