SoccerLens Archives for January 2014

PHOTO + VINE: Mourinho rages at Palace ball-boy during Chelsea loss

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PHOTO + VINE: Mourinho rages at Palace ball-boy during Chelsea loss - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea suffered a hugely damaging 1-0 defeat at Selhurst Park today, with Jose Mourinho's misery compounded by the time-wasting antics of one Crystal Palace ball-boy.

With the relegation-threatened club leading courtesy of John Terry's own-goal, andthe Blues pushing for the equaliser, Cesar Azpilicueta hurried to resume play, but was delayed by the Palace ball-boy pictured above, prompting Mourinhoto furiouslyleap out of the dugout and confront the youngster.

Liverpool eye move for €28m Bayern defender

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Liverpool eye move for €28m Bayern defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has emerged as a potential transfer target for Premier League club Liverpool.

According to TuttoMercatoweb, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to add Champions League experience to his squad with his side a certainty to compete in next season's tournament.

Done Deal? Arsenal to sign Bundesliga super-striker, claims legend

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Done Deal? Arsenal to sign Bundesliga super-striker, claims legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League side Arsenal will sign Nurnberg forward Josip Drmic in the summer, German legendLothar Matthäus has claimed.

Drmic, 21, is having a superb Bundesliga season at Nurnberg,scoring 16 goals and grabbing 3 assists in 27 appearances, and has been linked with both Arsenal and bitter rivals Tottenham in the past month.

Arsenal set to return for Leverkusen midfielder in the summer

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Arsenal set to return for Leverkusen midfielder in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After failing with a£19m bid for Lars Bender last summer, Arsenal are set to make a fresh bid for the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder in the summer, report Tutto Mercato Web.

The tough tackling German, who is adept to playing as an anchor man, is just the kind of player Arsene Wenger needs to revamp his squad for the next season in a realistic push for the Premier League title.

David Moyes: Manchester United Ready for Bayern Challenge

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David Moyes: Manchester United Ready for Bayern Challenge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United earned an easy win over Aston Villa today, and manager David Moyes has claimed that his side is now ready for the challenge of facing Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

The Red Devils claimed their first win in the league at home since January as goals from Juan Mata, Chicharito and two from Wayne Rooney ensured the hosts came from behind to defeat Paul Lambert's side at Old Trafford.

Arsenal rekindle interest in powerful Swansea defender?

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Arsenal rekindle interest in powerful Swansea defender? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Swansea skipper Ashley Williams has been a stalwart at the back for the Welsh side ever since they earned promotion to the Premier League in 2011, and now according to the Metro,Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has rekindled his interest in bringing him to North London.

Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea: Three Key Talking Points

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Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea: Three Key Talking Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea slumped to a potentially costly defeat away to Crystal Palace this afternoon, with a John Terry own goal dealing a near fatal blow to their title aspirations.

The Blues came into the match on the back of a fabulous 6-0 win at home to rivals Arsenal, and they were expected to inflict a similar scoreline on a relegation threatened Palace, increasing their lead at the top of the league to four points before Manchester City and Liverpool faced tricky fixtures later this weekend.

CONFIRMED: Arsenal vs Manchester City lineups

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CONFIRMED: Arsenal vs Manchester City lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On to this afternoon's big match, with Arsenal facing off against rivals Manchester City in a game that will go some way in deciding the fate of the Premier League title race.

Can one of these two sides take advantage of Chelsea's shock defeat to Crystal Palace earlier today?

Chelsea player ratings vs Crystal Palace – Torres woeful

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Chelsea player ratings vs Crystal Palace Torres woeful - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park this afternoon, a defeat that will severely damage their title hopes, with Manchester City now only three points behind, with three games in hand.

Manchester United 4-1 Aston Villa: Three Key Talking Points

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Manchester United 4-1 Aston Villa: Three Key Talking Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A sumptuous Manchester United performance lifted some of the pressure from David Moyes' burdened shoulders, with the Red Devils recording an emphatic 4-1 win over Aston Villa in the lunch time kick off at Old Trafford.

CONFIRMED: Crystal Palace vs Chelsea lineups

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CONFIRMED: Crystal Palace vs Chelsea lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will take on lowly Crystal Palace this afternoon at Selhurst Park, with the Blues looking to keep themselves at the top of the Premier League.

The Blues secured a fantastic 6-0 win against Arsenal last time out in the league, and a win today will see them climb four points clear at the top, with Manchester City playing the Gunners later today, and Liverpool in action tomorrow.

PHOTO: Juan Mata celebrates his first Manchester United goal

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PHOTO: Juan Mata celebrates his first Manchester United goal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juan Mata scored his first Manchester United goal as the Red Devils earned a convincing 4-1 victory against Aston Villa.

United needed a response following their humiliating 3-0 home defeat to Manchester City midweek, and they certainly did that, with Wayne Rooney also getting on the scoresheet with a brace, while Javier Hernandez scored in injury time.

Manchester United player ratings vs Aston Villa – Rooney superb

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Manchester United player ratings vs Aston Villa Rooney superb - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A Wayne Rooney double and a goal each from Juan Mata and Javier Hernandez ensured Manchester United settled early nerves to emerge 4-1 winners over Aston Villa in the lunch time kickoff at Old Trafford.

Liverpool Shock: Luis Suarez WILL leave this summer – report

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Liverpool Shock: Luis Suarez WILL leave this summer report - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool super-striker Luis Suarez reportedly plans to quit the club at the end of the season, with Spanish newspaper Marca claiming that the Uruguayan has decided to leave England altogether.

Sherwood questions Liverpool’s ability to handle pressure

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Sherwood questions Liverpool's ability to handle pressure - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has started playing mind games over Liverpool ahead of his sides' Premier League clash against the Merseysider's on Sunday by questioning their "ability to handle pressure of title race".

Rodgers wants unsettled £8m Arsenal & Manchester United target

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Rodgers wants unsettled £8m Arsenal & Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpoolare ready to make an £8million summer bid for Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic after his agent revealed the player is growing increasinglydisillusionedwith life in Italy.

Possible Liverpool Starting XI against Tottenham

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Possible Liverpool Starting XI against Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will take on Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday, looking to maintain their impressive run of form, with yet another victory.

The Reds are undefeated in their last 12 league matches, winning 10 of them.

Chilean star staying at Juventus, but will a former Chelsea legend join him?

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Chilean star staying at Juventus, but will a former Chelsea legend join him? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Barcelona have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Juventus' Arturo Vidal after the Chilean commited his future to the Bianconeri.

Vidal has commited his future to the Old Lady

Vidal has linked with a move away from Juventus since last summer, despite consistently stating his desire to remain in Turin.

Disillusioned Chelsea star heading for exit

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Disillusioned Chelsea star heading for exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has become increasingly disillusioned at Stamford Bridge and is determined to leave in the summer, with Turkish money-bags Galatasaray keen on his services.

Liverpool: Rodgers pays tribute to Steven Gerrard

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Liverpool: Rodgers pays tribute to Steven Gerrard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Steven Gerrard just needs one more goal to equal Kenny Dalglish's tally of 172 and join him at sixth in the club's all time list of goal scorers.

As he closes in on the landmark, Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on his talismanic skipper for his versatility and superb goalscoring ability.

CONFIRMED: Manchester United vs Aston Villa lineups

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CONFIRMED: Manchester United vs Aston Villa lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United take on Aston Villa at Old Trafford early this afternoon, with the pre-match talk dominated by the planned 'fly-over protest' of David Moyes' tenure at the club.

A group of disgruntled fans have reportedly raised almost £1000 to have a banner, calling for the removal of Moyes as manager, flown across the stadium during the match today.

Dutch Legend: ‘Louis van Gaal to Tottenham a Done Deal’

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Dutch Legend: 'Louis van Gaal to Tottenham a Done Deal' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit has claimed that plans to replace Tim Sherwood with Louis van Gaal at Tottenham next season are very much on the cards, and could even be 'a done deal'.

Gullit revealed the news whilespeaking to BBC Radio 5 Live,

Ex-Chelsea boss Gullit told BBC 5 live: "I know for sure he was at Van Gaal's house, the [Spurs] chairman.

Fly-by Anti-Moyes protest is ill-advised and damaging

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Fly-by Anti-Moyes protest is ill-advised and damaging - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sir Alex Ferguson, at his final home game against Swansea as Manchester United were presented with the Premier League trophy, urged the Stretford End and co to support his successor, David Moyes. Currently, they are falling short of his ask.

Arsenal to beat Manchester United for £25m French sensation?

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Arsenal to beat Manchester United for £25m French sensation? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French sensation and Real Sociedad midfielder Antoine Griezmann is keeping his tabs open for a lucrative move to the Premier League amidst interest fromnouveau riche French Giants Paris St Germain.

Chelsea duo will cost £300m claims Mourinho

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Chelsea duo will cost £300m claims Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho has his own way of dealing things. The Portuguese has responded to speculations that French outfit, Paris Saint Germain are looking to sign two of his star players, Oscar and Eden hazard, by claiming, Chelsea would sell for only£300m.

Arsenal star ‘will stay’ claims Wenger

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Arsenal star 'will stay' claims Wenger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has been linked with a move to Manchester City, but Arsene Wenger has noted that any offer fromManuel Peeligrini's side for his want-away right backBacary Sagnawould be "illegal.

Arsenal in talks to sign dazzling €10m Brazilian

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Arsenal in talks to sign dazzling €10m Brazilian - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are in talks to sign Brazilian midfielder Jorginho from Napoli in the coming summer transfer window, reports talksport. The Brazilian has attracted a host of Premier League clubs since last summer when he helped Hallas Verona clinch promotion to the Serie A.

Liverpool Interested in Napoli midfield duo

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Liverpool Interested in Napoli midfield duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool areconfident of qualifying for the Champions League next season and it seems that they have already started preparing for the summer transfer window. The Merseysiders are reportedly interested in Napoli duo of Gokhan Inler and Valon Behrami.

PHOTO: Liverpool target signs new contract with Barcelona

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PHOTO: Liverpool target signs new contract with Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Long term Liverpool target Martin Montoya has signed a new deal with Barcelona that will keep him at the club till 2018.

Montoya is one of those youngsters who came through the ranks at La Masia.

Wenger still regrets missing out on Yaya Toure

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Wenger still regrets missing out on Yaya Toure - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that missing out on Yaya Toure remains one of his biggest regrets of his managerial career.

Wenger signed Yaya Toure's brother Kolo Toure, but missed out on the former Barcelona midfielder, due to work permit issues.

Real Madrid looking to beat Liverpool to Argentine maestro

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Real Madrid looking to beat Liverpool to Argentine maestro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spanish giants Real Madrid are said to be interesting in signing attacking midfielder Juan Manuel Iturbe, with Liverpool facing mounting competition for the 20-year-old.

Iturbe, who is currently on loan at Verona from Portuguese side Porto, has shone this season in Serie A, with his quick feet and effortless dribbling skills leading to inevitable comparisons with compatriot Lionel Messi.

Possible Manchester United Starting XI against Aston Villa

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Possible Manchester United Starting XI against Aston Villa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United willentertain Aston Villa on Saturday lunch time at Old Trafford, looking to bounce back strongly in the league, after a disappointing 3-0 defeat at the hands of derby rivals Manchester City midweek.

Chelsea Transfers: Who should follow Demba Ba out of Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea Transfers: Who should follow Demba Ba out of Stamford Bridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea striker Demba Ba is edging towards a summer exit, having reportedly informed the club of his intention to leave Stamford Bridge.

The Senegal international has barely featured for the Blues this season under Jose Mourinho, only making three starts in all competitions.

Possible Arsenal Starting XI against Manchester City

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Possible Arsenal Starting XI against Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal face Manchester City this Saturday afternoon at the Emirates in what is yet another crunch tie at the top of the table.

Following their 2-2 draw against Swansea in the midweek, the Gunners have moved into fourth spot, six points behind league leaders Chelsea.

VIDEO: Valencia midfielder scores fastest goal in La Liga history

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VIDEO: Valencia midfielder scores fastest goal in La Liga history - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Valencia midfielder Seydou Keita seared his name into the La Liga history books last night after scoring the quickest goal in the history of the Spanish top flight.

Capitalising on opponents Almeria's hesitancy at the back, former Barcelona man Keita intercepted a horror back-pass to score after only 7 seconds into the La Liga match on Thursday evening.

Possible Chelsea Starting XI against Crystal Palace

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Possible Chelsea Starting XI against Crystal Palace - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will take on London outfit Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to keep ahead of the chasing pack at the top of the Premier League table.

The Blues are heading into this tie on the back of a 6-0 victory against London rivals Arsenal, but manager Jose Mourinho still continues to play down their chances of winning the title.

PSG trying to lure Chelsea’s golden duo?

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PSG trying to lure Chelsea's golden duo? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In less than a week's time, along with other members of the squad, Oscar and Eden Hazard will be heading to France and PSG. Reports today however suggest that the French club would like to make the stay of those two particular players more permanent.

Barcelona favourite to snatch €27m Manchester United target

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Barcelona favourite to snatch €27m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The situation of German midfielderIlkay Gundogan is interesting. The 23-year-old is a long term reported target of Manchester United, while Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona are interested in him too.

Liverpool scout €20m Manchester United target

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Liverpool scout €20m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's managing director Ian Ayre and chief scout Barry Hunter were spotted at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday evening, as AS Roma beat Torino 2-1, possibly scouting Roma's highly talented midfielder Miralem Pjanic.

PHOTO: Fellaini appears to spit at Zabaleta

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PHOTO: Fellaini appears to spit at Zabaleta - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Well, well, well. Manchester United midfielder Maraoune Fellaini appears to have spitted in the direction of Pablo Zabaleta.

Photo courtesy: 101GG

During Manchester United's 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City, Fellaini was involved in a nasty elbowplantedin the face of the City defender.

Manchester United to miss out on former Arsenal star?

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Manchester United to miss out on former Arsenal star? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italian Giants Inter Milan are set to beat Manchester United in their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Alex Song according to talksport. The Cameroon International is set to leave the Camp Nou after Barcelona made the former Arsenal star available for £12m in the coming summer.

David Moyes Crisis: Angry fans plan stunning banner display at Old Trafford

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David Moyes Crisis: Angry fans plan stunning banner display at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The situation regarding David Moyes at Manchester United is set to plummet to new depths, or rather heights, with angry fans set to send a plane carrying a huge 'Moyes Out' banner over Old Trafford at the next home game against Aston Villa.

Arsenal collapse yet again – Wenger to blame?

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Arsenal collapse yet again Wenger to blame? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's title push looks to have well and truly run into the buffers again. Just when spring begins to show it's hand with lighter mornings and evenings, flowers beginning to push through and leaves returning to the trees, as sure as all these things, is the collapse of the Gunners hopes.

Tottenham join Arsenal in hunt for Swiss sensation

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Tottenham join Arsenal in hunt for Swiss sensation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to talkSport, Tottenham are set to delve into the upcoming summer transfer market with real vim, and are said to be ready to battle North London rivals Arsenal for NurnbergstrikerJosip Drmic.

Liverpool: Can Steven Gerrard finally complete his trophy cabinet?

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Liverpool: Can Steven Gerrard finally complete his trophy cabinet? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While Manchester City are arguably favourites for the crown, and Chelsea only marginally behind them, there is no denying that Liverpool are still very much challenging for the Premier League title this year, and with only seven games to go, club hero Steven Gerrard may finally, against all the odds, get his hands on the only piece of silverware to have eluded him throughout his long and illustrious career.

Chelsea keen to secure the future of Belgian star

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Chelsea keen to secure the future of Belgian star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are keen to convince young goal keeperThibaut Courtois to sign a new contract and according to The Standard, the Blues officials met with the player'srepresentatives for more talks over his future at the Bridge.

Player of the Year Awards: England keeper reveals his selection

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Player of the Year Awards: England keeper reveals his selection - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

West Brom and England goalkeeper Ben Foster has chosen Luis Suarez as his Premier League 'Player of the Year'.

The shot-stopper revealed his selection on Twitter, along with his pick of Luke Shaw for 'Young Player of the Year', and his 'Team of the Year' selection.

Arsenal defender offered lucrative contract by Manchester City

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Arsenal defender offered lucrative contract by Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has been offered a three-year-contract by Manchester City.

Manchester City are looking to make full use of Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna's contract situation and according to reports from The Guardian, the Frenchman has been offered a three-year-deal.

PHOTO: ‘ The Chosen One’ banner guarded by OT stewards

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PHOTO: ' The Chosen One' banner guarded by OT stewards - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This is getting from bad to worse. Manchester United fans were left frustrated with yet another derby defeat, as David Moyes' side were humiliated 3-0 by Manchester City at Old Trafford last night.

Has time run out for David Moyes at Manchester United?

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Has time run out for David Moyes at Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There's an old saying that you never know how dark the night is unless you know how bright a dawn can be. For Manchester United fans, the long dark night just got that bit more intense last night after Manchester City ruthlessly exposed the limitations of the current Old Trafford team, and showed that consecutive wins over Olympiakos and West Ham, were just another set of false dawns this season.

Rodgers: Luis Suarez is a GLADIATOR

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Rodgers: Luis Suarez is a GLADIATOR - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers feels that Luis Suarez cannot be overlooked for player-of-the-year award this season, especially with the disciplinary improvement he has shown along with the individual bravura.

With 28 goals in 26 appearances, Suarez now appears to be the perfect candidateto win the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) and Football Writers' awards this season.

Goodbye League title – Wenger aims top four finish

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Goodbye League title Wenger aims top four finish - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal suffered yet another blow in the race for Premier League title, after they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Swansea City last night. Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager, has suggested that he is more concerned on finishing in top four than challenging for the title.

CONFIRMED: Arsenal v Swansea line-ups

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CONFIRMED: Arsenal v Swansea line-ups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will be looking to bounce back strongly in the league, following their 6-0 humiliating defeat at the hands of Chelsea, when they take on Swansea City at the Emirates tonight.

As expected skipper Thomas Vermaelen partners Mertesacker at the back, while Wenger has opted for midfield duo of Arteta and Flamini.

CONFIRMED: Man Utd vs Man City lineups

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CONFIRMED: Man Utd vs Man City lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We have a real midweek treat in store for us later today, as Manchester United take on bitter rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford in the 167th edition of one of the Premier League's most venomous derby days.

United boss David Moyes experienced his first Manchester Derby back in September, and it was a day to forget for the Scot, with his side played off the park in the 4-1 City win.

Arsenal: Six lessons Arsene Wenger must accept!

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Arsenal: Six lessons Arsene Wenger must accept! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The odds are that unless something unexpected happens, Arsenal fans can probably consign their title hopes to the bin for another season. In a campaign that has seen them concede a total of 17 goals when visiting their three main title rivals, I's probably time to realise that some lessons need to be learnt.

Arsene Wenger set to sign two-year Arsenal contract

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Arsene Wenger set to sign two-year Arsenal contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to sign a new contract at the club, ending all speculation about his future. However, instead of signing a three-year deal, which he has traditionally signed at the club, the Frenchman is set to be given a two-year contract extension.

Tottenham plot move for £25m Chelsea striker

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Tottenham plot move for £25m Chelsea striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have considered Chelsea's£25m rated striker, Romelu Lukaku, as one of their prime targets in the summer.

The Chelsea youngster has been sent on loan to Everton this season, where he netted 12 goals so far.

Possible Manchester United Starting XI against Manchester City

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Possible Manchester United Starting XI against Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The biggest game of the mid-week: Manchester United will face derby rivals Manchester City on Tuesday night at the Old Trafford, looking to put a dent on the title bid of their noisy neighbours.

Arsenal vs Swansea: Will the Gunners bounce back from Chelsea mauling?

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Arsenal vs Swansea: Will the Gunners bounce back from Chelsea mauling? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's home tie against Swansea tomorrow evening will be a true test of the Gunners' mettle, with Arsene Wenger's 1001st game in charge at the club holding even more meaning than the reaching of the century milestone at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Possible Liverpool Starting XI against Sunderland

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Possible Liverpool Starting XI against Sunderland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will take on Sunderland at Anfield on Wednesday night looking to close the gap with league leaders Chelsea at the top.

The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that his team is going on the right track, though admitted that Liverpool may or may not win the Premier League title this season.

Possible Arsenal Starting XI Against Swansea

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Possible Arsenal Starting XI Against Swansea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will be looking to bounce back strongly in the league when they face Swansea City on Tuesday night at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners were dealt a severe blow in the Premier League title race, when they suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

Three Lions In Brazil: Your Guide

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Three Lions In Brazil: Your Guide - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sun, sea, sand. It sounds almost idyllic without the mention of football. But throw in a month of world-class action and Rio de Janeiro is pretty much the only place to be this summer.

The countdown to the World Cup is well underway, with less than 80 days until Brazil take on Croatia in the opening fixture.

Man Utd vs Man City: Back to where the nightmare first started

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Man Utd vs Man City: Back to where the nightmare first started - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Remember, remember, the 22nd of September. This was the day that Manchester United's new found frailties first reared their ugly head, in David Moyes' first encounter with the rather noisy neighbours.

Real Madrid 3-4 Barcelona: Messi bags priceless hat-trick

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Real Madrid 3-4 Barcelona: Messi bags priceless hat-trick - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in a seven goal thriller against 10-men Real Madrid to take Barcelona to within a point of the lead in La Liga, whilst breaking yet another record in the process.

Manchester United: Moyes wants derby victory

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Manchester United: Moyes wants derby victory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager David Moyes feels that if his side can keep up the intensity seen in the last couple of matches, they could secure a stunning victory over Manchester City on Tuesday.

United, currently languishing in 7th place, are all but out of the race to qualify for Champions League next season, but can put a dent in the title bid of their noisy neighbours, City, at Old Trafford midweek.

€30m Man Utd target refuses to rule out future Arsenal move

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€30m Man Utd target refuses to rule out future Arsenal move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann insists he is not yet considering leaving the Spanish club, but has dropped hints that he could end up at Arsenal in the near future.

Speaking to El Mundo Deportivo, the 23-year-old said:"PSG,Juventus, Arsenal,Real Madrid, Real Sociedad.

Chris Brunt Will Be A Big Loss For West Brom

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Chris Brunt Will Be A Big Loss For West Brom - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Going into a vital run of fixtures, West Bromwich Albion will be without captain Chris Brunt after it was revealed he would be ruled out for up to six after suffering medial ligament damage against Manchester United.

Why Arsenal must win against Swansea

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Why Arsenal must win against Swansea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal need a win against Swansea on Tuesday night. With only eight games left to play, the Gunners are in a position where further slip-ups could ruin all the good and hard work they've done so far this season.

Despite the occasional blips they've had this season, Arsene Wenger has been able to keep his side afloat in the Premier League title challenge, and now they simply cannot afford to fall at the final few hurdles.

Arsene Wenger to quit at the end of the season?

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Arsene Wenger to quit at the end of the season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger may leave the club at the end of the season, with TuttoMercatoWeb claiming that the Frenchman is considering his next move.

Wenger, in his 1000th match in charge, watched his Arsenal side get taken apart by Chelsea on Saturday, with the 6-0 scoreline making it a day to forget for the 64-year-old.

Wenger looking to beat Liverpool and Spurs to cut-price French international

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Wenger looking to beat Liverpool and Spurs to cut-price French international - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Arsenal are preparing a €10m bid for Lyon strikerAlexandreLacazette, who is also interesting the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool.

The 22-year-old has 19 goals in all competitions this season for Lyon, and his fine form has attracted the likes of Juventus, Fiorentina, Liverpool, and Spurs over the past few months, but now Arsenal are said to be looking to steal a march on their rivals with a preemptive bid so as to secure the hit-man this summer.

Liverpool and Barcelona set for summer scrap over Argentine international

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Liverpool and Barcelona set for summer scrap over Argentine international - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Villarreal defenderMateo Musacchio is a summer target for both Barcelona and Liverpool, TuttoMercatoWeb have claimed.

Musacchio, 23, is having a fine season forEl Submarino Amarillo, and has alerted some of the world's top names to his existence, with Liverpool and Barca said to be the front-runners for the his signature.

PHOTO: Hat-trick hero Luis Suarez holding the match ball

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PHOTO: Hat-trick hero Luis Suarez holding the match ball - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's juggernaut rolls on, as the Reds wrestled back into the title race, after earning an emphatic 6-3 victory against Cardiff City on Saturday in the Premier League.

Despite going down twice in the match, Liverpool bounced back and sealed the tie in the end through goals from Daniel Sturridge, Martin Skrtel brace and Luis Suarez, who scored his third hat-trick of the season.

What They Said: Wenger accepts blame, Mourinho – “We came to Kill”

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What They Said: Wenger accepts blame, Mourinho "We came to Kill" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger takes the full responsibility for his side's shocking and humiliating 6-0 defeat at the hands of London rivals Chelsea, in his 1000th match in charge.

"The defeat is my fault," Wenger said to the BBC.

Rodgers keen to sign £21m Chelsea and Manchester United target

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Rodgers keen to sign £21m Chelsea and Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will compete with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United for the signature of Luke Shaw, according to Daily Mail.

The 18-year-old has been enjoying a terrific campaign for Southampton and is tipped to board the plane to Brazil for the World Cup, ahead of Chelsea's veteran left-back Ashley Cole.

Real Madrid plot move for Liverpool’s Glen Johnson

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Real Madrid plot move for Liverpool's Glen Johnson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spanish giants Real Madrid are looking to take advantage of Liverpool's delay in handing defender Glen Johnson a new contract, by lodging a formal bid in the summer.

Real Madrid are plotting to make a formal bid for Liverpool defender Glen Johnson in the summer, according to reports from the Daily Telegraph.

Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the London Derby

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Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the London Derby - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea's tremendous 6-0 win over London rivals Arsenal has sent shock-waves throughout the Premier League, with Jose Mourinho keeping his unbeaten run against Arsene Wenger up in style.

Everything went right for the Blues on Saturday afternoon, as a sun-soaked Stamford Bridge was privy to one of the most one-sided affairs of the season, making Wenger's 1000th game in charge of the Gunners one to forget, and fast.

Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal: The Player Ratings

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Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal: The Player Ratings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea dealt a crushing blow to Arsenal's title aspirations today with a stunning 6-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

It was meant to be a day of celebration for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who reached his 1000th game in charge of the club, and no-one could have predicted such an overwhelming scoreline in favour of the Blues, with Jose Mourinho extending his unbeaten home run in the league, and simultaneously keeping his French counterpart without a win against him in eleven attempts.

CONFIRMED: Chelsea v Arsenal Line-ups

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CONFIRMED: Chelsea v Arsenal Line-ups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will take on Arsenal in the London derby at the Stamford Bridge today, where the Blues will be looking to consolidate their top position in the Premier League.

Here is the starting line-up of both the teams:

Chelsea Starting XI:Cech; Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Matic, Luiz, Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Eto'o.

Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against Arsenal

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Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League leaders Chelsea will take on Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunch time, looking to consolidate their position at the top of the league table.

The Blues are heading into the match on the back of a 2-0 victory against Galatasaray in the Champions League, a win that ensured their progression to the last eight.

Possible Liverpool Starting Line-Up Against Cardiff

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Possible Liverpool Starting Line-Up Against Cardiff - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will travel to Wales on Saturday to face Cardiff City in the Premier League, with the Reds looking to close the gap on leaders Chelsea at the top.

Although Brendan Rodgers still remaining coy about the title race, the spirit in the Reds camp is very high, especially after their fantastic 3-0 triumph over Manchester United at Old Trafford in their last match.

Possible Manchester United Starting XI Against West Ham

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Possible Manchester United Starting XI Against West Ham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will travel to London to take on West Ham in the Premier League, looking to build a momentum and keep their hopes alive of finishing in top four.

The Red Devils have progressed to the quarter finals of the Champions League, after earning an emphatic 3-0 victory in midweek over Olympiakos.

Possible Arsenal Starting XI Against Chelsea

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Possible Arsenal Starting XI Against Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will face Chelsea on Saturday lunch time in the crunch Barclays Premier League tie at Stamford Bridge, looking to close the gap with their London rivals.

The Gunners are heading into this tie on the back of a moral boosting 1-0 victory over their North London rivals, Tottenham.

Chelsea vs Arsenal: The Big Match Preview

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Chelsea vs Arsenal: The Big Match Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will take on title rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge this Saturday, with Arsene Wenger's 1000th game in charge of the Gunners set to be one of the most important in the club's modern history.

The Frenchman will reach his landmark century with yet another edition of this London Derby, and it could be doubly significant for the Gunners, with a win taking them to within one point of Chelsea at the top of the table.

How Liverpool have improved under Brendan Rodgers

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How Liverpool have improved under Brendan Rodgers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's 3-0 victory at Old Trafford against arch rivals Manchester United have put them back firmly on the Premier League title race, even though the Reds manager continues to play down his team's chances.

David Moyes: Manchester United still not the finished article

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David Moyes: Manchester United still not the finished article - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

An elated David Moyes heaped praise on his revitalised Manchester United side on Wednesday, with the Scot hoping that the 3-0 win over Olympiakos at Old Trafford is the turning point in their season, ashetold BBC Sport:

"It was a magnificent team performance.

Robin van Persie Injury Update: Was hat-trick hero badly hurt?

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Robin van Persie Injury Update: Was hat-trick hero badly hurt? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager David Moyes believes the Robin van Persie injury isn't as serious as first thought, despite the Dutchman being carried off on a stretcher late on in the 3-0 win over Olympiakos on Wednesday.

Rooney vs Chelsea? Mourinho vs Madrid? English duo await Champions League draw

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Rooney vs Chelsea? Mourinho vs Madrid? English duo await Champions League draw - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United took their place in the Champions League quarter final draw by seeing off Olympiakos on Wednesday night, with arguably Europe's strongest eight set to send shock-waves across the footballing world over the coming months.

Manchester United plot move for Everton star

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Manchester United plot move for Everton star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After the encouraging display in the 3-0 victory over Olympiakos, there may be more good news on the way for Manchester United fans with 'The Metro' reporting today that the club are in advanced talks with Everton over a proposed move for Seamus Coleman.

‘Moyes should still be sacked!’ – Twitter reacts to Man Utd’s Champions League heroics

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'Moyes should still be sacked!' Twitter reacts to Man Utd's Champions League heroics - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United progressed to the Champions League quarter finals on Wednesday with the Red Devils overcoming a two goal deficitwith a stunning 3-0 win over Olympiakos.

Not good enough for me! £55m striker rejects Manchester United move

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Not good enough for me! £55m striker rejects Manchester United move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United may have overcome the odds last night to progress to the Champions League quarter final, but it seems one heroic win is not enough to paper over the cracks, with main summer target Edinson Cavani reportedly rejecting a move to Old Trafford, having been unimpressed with the current standard of football at the club.

Former Manchester United ace dooms David Moyes

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Former Manchester United ace dooms David Moyes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

He's guided Manchester United into the last eight of the Champions League, but David Moyes still hasn't got the rub of the green, with Lee Sharpe claiming the Scot may not be given the time to complete the rebuilding process at Old Trafford.

PHOTO: Grim Reaper keeps an eye on David Moyes at Old Trafford

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PHOTO: Grim Reaper keeps an eye on David Moyes at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Having guided Manchester United through to the last eight of the Champions League last night, beleaguered boss David Moyes may not only have bought himself a little breathing space in the hot-seat, but also staved away the clutches of death for another week!

Ahoy Antonio! Man Utd winger Valencia posts selfie of swollen eye

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Ahoy Antonio! Man Utd winger Valencia posts selfie of swollen eye - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems David Moyes prefers a one-eyed Valencia over the likes of Ashley Young, with the Ecuadorian playing the majority of his side's 3-0 Champions League win over Olympiakos sporting a huge swollen eye,posting a picture of the damage in the aftermath.

Chelsea star to be offered new £200k-a-week deal to stay at the Bridge

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Chelsea star to be offered new £200k-a-week deal to stay at the Bridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea's Eden Hazard has been hitting the headlines this season with consistently brilliant performances for the Blues, and with a number of European big-guns reportedly keeping watch over him as we approach the summer transfer window, the Belgian is set to be offered a bumper new deal to stay in the Premier League.

Fernando Torres reveals admiration for Atletico boss Simeone

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Fernando Torres reveals admiration for Atletico boss Simeone - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has talked of his respect and admiration for former teammate and current Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, and refused to rule out a move back to the La Liga side in the near future.

Manchester United player ratings vs Olympiakos – RVP to the rescue

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Manchester United player ratings vs Olympiakos RVP to the rescue - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United overcame a two goal first leg deficit to progress to the quarter finals of the Champions League at the expense of a brave Olympiakos, with a Robin van Persie hat-trick giving David Moyes brief respite from the horrors of the club's domestic campaign.

VINE: Robin van Persie gives Manchester United a crucial lifeline

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VINE: Robin van Persie gives Manchester United a crucial lifeline - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are back in their last 16 Champions League tie against Olympiakos, with a Robin van Persie penalty putting them right back in the mix just before the half-hour mark.

VIDEO: Big RVP Goal https://t.

Manchester United: £40m Juventus powerhouse discusses transfer rumours

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Manchester United: £40m Juventus powerhouse discusses transfer rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has spoken once again about rumours linking him with a move away from Serie A, insisting that while he is flattered with links to the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona, he is happy in Turin.

Arsenal and Liverpool set for £18m summer battle over ‘new Ozil’

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Arsenal and Liverpool set for £18m summer battle over 'new Ozil' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to 'talkSport', Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in Hamburg talent HakanCalhanoglu, with the player set to leave the Bundesliga this summer if his side are relegated.

Calhanoglu (left) soaks up the applause after his 40+ yard free-kick vs Borussia Dortmund

Calhanoglu, 20, has hit the headlines recently after scoring some of the most extraordinary goals of the season so far.

VIDEO: Chelsea legends John Terry and Didier Drogba share interview

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VIDEO: Chelsea legends John Terry and Didier Drogba share interview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea beat Turkish side Galatasaray 2-0 in their Champions League last 16 match on Tuesday night, with the Blues now progressing to the last quarter finals, but at the expense of club legend Didier Drogba.

Rodgers set to beat Arsenal and Man Utd in the race to sign the ‘Next Eden Hazard’?

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Rodgers set to beat Arsenal and Man Utd in the race to sign the 'Next Eden Hazard'? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have set their sights on Belgium's highly rated youngster, Zakaria Bakkali, who is often dubbed as the next Eden Hazard.

According to reports from Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Liverpool are genuinely interested in the 18-year-old and could beat several suitors, including the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid for his signature.

PHOTO: Eden Hazard injured his ankle against Gala

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PHOTO: Eden Hazard injured his ankle against Gala - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard produced yet another virtuoso performance last night, as the Blues earned an emphatic victory over Galatasaray and moved to the next round of the Champions League.

Hazard was simply unstoppable last night.

Belgian striker reveals admiration for Arsenal

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Belgian striker reveals admiration for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Standard Liege goal machineMichy Batshuayi has hinted of his desire to taste Premier League football, stating that Arsenal are hispreferreddestination.

The Belgian striker has netted 18 times this season in 29 league matches and isattractinginterest from top clubs all around the world.

Be bold, David Moyes – Drop van Persie tonight!

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Be bold, David Moyes – Drop van Persie tonight! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It sounds like a recipe for disaster, rather than one for redemption, but if Moyes is prepared to take the massive step and drop his out-of-form striker, it could just be the move that reinvigorates not only his team, but also the club and fans as well.

Manchester United: Top 10 David Moyes mistakes at Old Trafford

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Manchester United: Top 10 David Moyes mistakes at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everyone knows it was a massive job to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. It's the sort of job that sounds great when you read the brochure, but the tasks awaiting and standards to maintain make it the most daunting of tasks.

PHOTO: Stats clearly show Moyes is still an Everton manager

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PHOTO: Stats clearly show Moyes is still an Everton manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There is hardly anything left to say about David Moyes that has not been told or written elsewhere in the media.

Manchester United have had a disastrous campaign thus far. They are seventh in the Premier League, out of all domestic competitions while their fate in Europe is also hanging in the balance.

Manchester United and Chelsea set to miss out on Colombian star

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Manchester United and Chelsea set to miss out on Colombian star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League duo Manchester United and Chelsea look set to miss out on signing Colombian playmaker Fredy Guarin in the summer.

Guarin was heavily linked with a move with both the clubs in the January transfer window, but in the end no such concrete offers were placed for him and he stayed with Inter Milan.

Liverpool given hope in the race to sign £25m Spanish star

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Liverpool given hope in the race to sign £25m Spanish star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are given hope in the chase for highly rated Spanish left back Alberto Moreno, after the player's representative insisted that there has been no interest from Real Madrid as of now.

The 21-year-old full back from Sevilla has caught the attention of Real Madrid, with reports in Spanish newspaper claimed that the player has told his Sevilla teammates that he would be joining the Los Blancos at the end of the season.

CONFIRMED: Chelsea vs Galatasaray lineups – Eto’o starts

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CONFIRMED: Chelsea vs Galatasaray lineups Eto'o starts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Stamford Bridge welcomes back one of the all-time Chelsea legends tonight, as Didier Drogba's Galatasaray arrive in West London, looking to shock Jose Mourinho's side and advance to the quarter finals of the Champions League.

Arsenal to reignite interest in Juventus striker?

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Arsenal to reignite interest in Juventus striker? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal could reignite their interest in Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella, who is also a reported target of Southampton, according to reports from Italy.

The Gunners were looking for a striker in the January transfer window and were heavily linked with a move for Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic.

David Moyes: I know what I am doing

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David Moyes: I know what I am doing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager David Moyes is confident of keeping his job, despite the club's woeful form.

The Red Devils are out of all domestic competitions while their chances of securing top four places are in huge danger.

Mourinho: Some big guys never won CL, I won it twice

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Mourinho: Some big guys never won CL, I won it twice - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ahead of Chelsea's Champions League tie with Galatasaray tonight, Jose Mourinho, in an interview with Adidas (to promote the Adidas gamedayplus app) said that he is driven by the motivation of winning more European glories.

Juan Mata: “It makes me mad not being able to give you what you deserve”

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Juan Mata: "It makes me mad not being able to give you what you deserve" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's been a grueling season for the United faithful so far, and considering the horror loss to Liverpool on Sunday, and widespread rumours of a major bust up between David Moyes and Ryan Giggs in the ensuing fallout, you wonder how things can get any worse for the Red Devils.

PHOTO: Frimpong pokes fun at Chelsea’s John Terry

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PHOTO: Frimpong pokes fun at Chelsea's John Terry - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Emmanuel Frimpong is some character. Really, he is. During his time at Arsenal, he could hardly make headlines with strong performances, but is also known for his social network banters.

Frimpong is back in the news again, for doing, what he does best.

Arsenal attacking star set to be forced out of the club

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Arsenal attacking star set to be forced out of the club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal attacker Olivier Giroud could leave the club this summer, with his wife reportedly willing the striker to return to France in order to save their struggling marriage.

The 27-year-old was revealed to have cheated on his wife, Jennifer, with modelCelia Kay last month, and while the couple have reportedly begun to reconcile, Giroud has been told the only way they can get past his infidelity together is to move back to the continent.

Chelsea suffer blow in the race to land £50m world class striker

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Chelsea suffer blow in the race to land £50m world class striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Radamel Falcao has dealt a huge blow to Chelsea's summer transfer plans by announcing his intention to stay at Monaco for 'years'.

The Blues have been linked with a move for the Colombian for as far back as the mind can remember, and were rumoured to be ready to pick up the chase this summer, with Jose Mourinho's exasperation over his current batch of strikers evident.

Tottenham set to shock Liverpool with £16m smash-and-grab

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Tottenham set to shock Liverpool with £16m smash-and-grab - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's poor luck with transfers looks set to continue, with Tottenham reportedly jumping to the front of the queue for Ukrainian star Yehven Konoplayanka.

The 24-year-old winger was on the verge of completing a £16m move to Anfield from FC Dnipro in January, and had reportedly undergone a medical, before the plug was pulled on the deal at the last minute.

Possible Manchester United Starting XI Against Olympiakos

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Possible Manchester United Starting XI Against Olympiakos - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After suffering a 3-0 humiliating defeat at the hands of arch rivals Liverpool on Sunday, the focus now shifts on to the Champions League, where Manchester United must overcome a 2-0 deficit to progress to the next round of this competition against Olympiakos, and the task is easier said than done.

Liverpool boosted in the race for €20m playmaker

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Liverpool boosted in the race for €20m playmaker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool camp will be boosted by the latest comments of Bayern Munich playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri, who claims to be an admirer of the Premier League.

The Reds along with other European heavyweights are thought to be interested in the Bayern Munich star, who has admitted that he would listen to offers coming from big clubs.

Manchester United board now turning against David Moyes

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Manchester United board now turning against David Moyes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

David Moyes is under huge pressure. Players have shown frustrations at times, a section of fans showed discontentment and now ESPN reports, key Manchester United boardroom figures have turned against him with the prospect of him getting sacked has been raised as well for the first time.

Liverpool scouts impressed with highly rated Sporting defender

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Liverpool scouts impressed with highly rated Sporting defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Portugal, Liverpool scouts have watched Sporting's highly rated left-back Marcos Rojo, and are impressed with his performances.

The Reds scouts were in Portugal to watch Sporting's 1-0 triumph against Porto, where the 23-year-old left sided defender had a good game.

Could Giggs ‘bust-up’ signal the end for Moyes at Manchester United?

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Could Giggs ‘bust-up' signal the end for Moyes at Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

David Moyes' troubled tenure in the Old Trafford hot seat has been reported to have taken a further turn for the worse with rumours of a rift with the club's most decorated player, Ryan Giggs seeping out of the club.

PHOTO: Chelsea legend back at Stamford Bridge

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PHOTO: Chelsea legend back at Stamford Bridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will face Turkish giants Galatasaray in the second leg of the Champions League, looking to progress to the next round of the competition with a victory.

The Blues will welcome back their club hero and legend Didier Drogba, who would be looking to score against his old club.

Tomas Rosicky: ‘I am staying at Arsenal so I can achieve my dreams’

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Tomas Rosicky: 'I am staying at Arsenal so I can achieve my dreams' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal star Tomas Rosicky has spoken of his love for the club, and his fierce commitment to winning a trophy this season with the Gunners.

The Czech international, who scored the stunning winner at White Hart Lane on the weekend, put pen to paper over a contract extension last month, and is currently thriving on the hunt for the Premier League title,

"I would love to win a trophy with Arsenal," Rosicky told Sky Sports,

"This is why I came here and I still believe I can do it here.

Manchester United Crisis: Club responds to Giggs bust up rumours

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Manchester United Crisis: Club responds to Giggs bust up rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have responded to the widespread rumours claiming manager David Moyes and player/coach Ryan Giggs were involved in an aggressive bust up following the humiliating 3-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool on the weekend.

Liverpool plot move for £25m Arsenal target

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Liverpool plot move for £25m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are plotting a move for Benfica striker Rodrigo, who is also a reported target of Arsenal.

Rodrigo found the net 10 times this season and also scored against Tottenham in the 3-1 victory for Benfica at the White Hart Lane last week, and according to The Mirror, the Reds are ready to launch a£25m offer in the hope to bring the player at Anfield next summer.

Chelsea: Belgian star could be sold next summer

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Chelsea: Belgian star could be sold next summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems like Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho doesn't hold high opinion on Romelu Lukaku and as per reports from the Belgian media, the highly rated Belgian youngster could be sold in the summer, but not to any Premier League clubs.

Liverpool could miss out on yet another high profile target

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Liverpool could miss out on yet another high profile target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool could miss out on yet another high profile target, Yevhen Konoplyanka, after Dnipro presidentIhor Kolomoyskyi insisted that Tottenham would be a good move for the in-demand winger.

Manchester United: Senior Player in Stunning Dressing Room Bust Up

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Manchester United: Senior Player in Stunning Dressing Room Bust Up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Manchester United fanzine Red Issue, a major dressing room bust up occurred in the aftermath of the 3-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, with an unnamed player branding beleaguered boss David Moyes 'clueless', and his coaching staff 'useless'.

Top 10 Premier League strikers of all time

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Top 10 Premier League strikers of all time - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When stripped to its foundations, getting goals is the aim of the beautiful game, and strikers are generally charged with providing the goods. The Premier League has been graced with a plethora of some of the world's greatest forwards since its inception, with English punters perennially debating which striker takes the crown of the best ever on English soil.

Manchester United & Chelsea to miss out on €60m midfielder

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Manchester United & Chelsea to miss out on €60m midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Chelsea transfer target, Koke, is set to disappoint both the Premier League clubs, as the Spaniard insists he is happy to stay put at Atletico Madrid.

In the January transfer window, it was reported that Manchester United had tried to lure him, but the Red Devils were told the player was not for sale.

£35m French star rejects Manchester United move

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£35m French star rejects Manchester United move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have failed to re-sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, who has set his heart on joining Real Madrid, according to reports from The Mirror.

The 21-year-old joined Juventus in 2012 and since then has gone from strength to strength to become one of the top talents in world football at the moment.

What They Said: Moyes on top four, Gerrard eyes title glory

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What They Said: Moyes on top four, Gerrard eyes title glory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager David Moyes is still hopeful of a top four finish, despite his side suffering a humiliating3-0 defeat at the hands of arch rivals Liverpool on Sunday at the Old Trafford.

PHOTO: Class Act from Arsenal’s Tomas Rosicky

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PHOTO: Class Act from Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are back in the title race once again, with the Gunners earning a crucial 1-0 victory against Tottenham on Sunday in the North London derby at White Hart Lane.

Midfielder Tomas Rosicky scored a thunderbolt within the opening two minutes, and it proved to be the difference between the two sides.

PHOTO: Steven Gerrard kisses the camera yet again

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PHOTO: Steven Gerrard kisses the camera yet again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool fans are in dreamland at the moment. At the start of the season, if anybody said they would be second in the Premier League with nine games to go, surely"good joke" would have come as an instant reply.

PHOTO: Luis Suarez celebrates United victory with teammates

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PHOTO: Luis Suarez celebrates United victory with teammates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are genuinely back in the title race, regardless of whether manager Brendan Rodgers admits it or not.

After Chelsea were beaten on Saturday by Aston Villa, the incentive was there for Liverpool to close the gap.

Twitter reacts to Gerrard’s performance – “Incredible, Living Legend”

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Twitter reacts to Gerrard's performance "Incredible, Living Legend" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool skipper scored twice as the Reds earned an emphatic 3-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Reds skipper kissed the camera after scoring the second goal, which was reminiscent of his celebration in 2008/09 when Liverpool beat United 4-1 at Old Trafford.

Chelsea £12m newcomer: ‘My mother burst into tears when I signed’

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Chelsea £12m newcomer: 'My mother burst into tears when I signed' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Kurt Zouma, Chelsea's £12m January signing from St Etienne, has spoken of his joy at sealing a move to the Premier League leaders, with the French defender revealing that his mother burst into tears when the deal went through.

Liverpool linked with £8m Costa Rican star

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Liverpool linked with £8m Costa Rican star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are said to be interested in Costa Rican goalkeeperKeylor Navas, who is set to face England this summer in the Three Lion'sfinal World Cup group game in Brazil.

Navas, 27, has impressed for La Liga side Levante this season, and now according to the Daily Star, Liverpool are keen to snap him up this summer, with Pepe Reina likely to make his loan move to Napoli permanent.

Arsenal leading the chase to sign £8m Manchester United target

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Arsenal leading the chase to sign £8m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are leading the chase to signFreiburg's Matthias Ginter, who is also a reported target of Premier League rivals Manchester United.

Earlier this month, reports emerged in Germany that Manchester United manager David Moyes made a personal scouting check on the player, with the Red Devils having watched him on several other occasions.

Chelsea: Three dismissals won’t derail title challenge

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Chelsea: Three dismissals won't derail title challenge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Visiting Villa Park has never been one of Jose Mourinho's most productive activities, and on Saturday, the truth of that was illustrated once again.

Not only did the Birmingham club become only the third Premier League team to beat Mourinho's Chelsea more than once, the defeat also saw Keith Foy issue three red cards to the Blues, including one to the Chelsea manager himself.

Chelsea star targeted by Real Madrid

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Chelsea star targeted by Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has been attracting interest from abroad, with Real Madrid plotting a move for him in the summer.

According to The Sunday People, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will make a move for the England full-back at the end of the season, with coach Carlo Ancelotti willing to work with his former player.

Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against Gala + Prediction

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Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against Gala + Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will be looking to progress to the next rounds of the Champions League, when they face Turkish giants Galatasaray on Tuesday night, at the Stamford Bridge.

The Blues suffered a shock defeat on Saturday against Aston Villa at the Villa Park which has left the title race wide open, especially with Liverpool and Arsenal winning their respective games as well.

Arsenal’s new-found resiliance faces tough test at Chelsea

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Arsenal's new-found resiliance faces tough test at Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last season, defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions' League saw Arsenal return to PremierLeague action, and close the season with eight wins and two draws from their last ten games. Victory over Spurs in the north London derby was an ideal way to kick off aspirations of such a run for this season as well.

Chelsea send scouts to watch star Atletico Madrid trio

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Chelsea send scouts to watch star Atletico Madrid trio - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Spanish newspaper AS (via EGoldDigital), two Chelsea scouts were present for Atletico Madrid's 1-0 victory over Espanyol on the weekend, with the Blues said to have been watching star trio Filipe Luis, Thibaut Coutois and Diego Costa.

Tottenham vs Arsenal – Who will come out on top?

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Tottenham vs Arsenal Who will come out on top? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal travel to White Hart Lane off the back of their midweek Champions League exit, and will be hoping to bounce back with a win, now focusing more on league commitments, and for them there is no bigger game than against their neighbours.

Manchester keep Juventus dynamo at the top of their summer wishlist

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Manchester keep Juventus dynamo at the top of their summer wishlist - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have not given up hope in the pursuit of Juventus midfielderClaudio Marchisio, with the Red Devils expected to pick up the chase this summer.

According to talkSport (via TuttoMercatoWeb), the 28-year-old remains at the top of David Moyes' summer wish list, and United have already begun the process of bringing the midfielder to Old Trafford at the end of the season, with Ligue 1 side Monaco also said to be sniffing around.

Brazil legend Rivaldo announces retirement

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Brazil legend Rivaldo announces retirement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Rivaldo, one of the greatest Brazilian players of all time, has announced his retirement from the game, at the ripe old age of 41.

The midfielder posted his decision on Twitter, coupled with an Instagram photo of him tearfully informing his teammates of his decision to hang up his boots.

CONFIRMED: Chelsea starting lineup against Aston Villa – Torres starts

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CONFIRMED: Chelsea starting lineup against Aston Villa Torres starts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will take on Aston Villa in today's late afternoon kickoff at Villa Park, with the Blues able to extend their lead at the top of the table to 10 points.

Wit Manchester City triumphing 2-0 at Hull earlier today, a win for Chelsea is all the more important, as Jose Mourinho's side look to keep clear daylight between them and City, who will have three games in hand by the end of the day.

Liverpool weighing up €10m move for Roma’s Serbian headline hitter

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Liverpool weighing up €10m move for Roma's Serbian headline hitter - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are reportedly hunting Roma midfielderAdem Ljajic, who was once 'signed' by Manchester United, with the Serbian currently struggling with life in the Italian capital.

According to Italian site 'Il Tempo',Ljajic is edging towards a summer exit, with Roma boss Rudi Garcia using the attacker sparingly since his move in August last year, and Liverpool are said to be lining up a €10m move.

Possible Liverpool starting lineup against Manchester United + Prediction

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Possible Liverpool starting lineup against Manchester United + Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday in what will be one of the most important matches between the two sides in modern times.

A power shift is very much on the cards in the North West, with Brendan Rodgers' side battling at the top of the table, only seven points behind Chelsea in top spot, and with a game in hand.

Possible Manchester United starting lineup against Liverpool + Prediction

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Possible Manchester United starting lineup against Liverpool + Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will host Liverpool on Sunday, with David Moyes' side needing nothing short of victory against their fierce rivals in order to keep their slim top four hopes alive.

Magnificent Messi Is Still The World’s Best

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Magnificent Messi Is Still The World's Best - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo may have won last year's highly contested FIFA Ballon d'Or award, but in my opinion, when Lionel Messi is fit and firing, there isn't a single player who is deserving of even being mentioned in the same breath as the Argentine.

Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup Against Tottenham + Prediction

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Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup Against Tottenham + Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will take on Tottenham at White Hart Lane in yet another crucial North London Derby on Sunday, with both sides desperate to get their respective Premier League campaigns back on track.

Chelsea set to beat Manchester United to £21m Premier League star

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Chelsea set to beat Manchester United to £21m Premier League star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to transfer gurus 'Tuttomercatoweb.com', Chelsea are inching ever closer to the capture of Southampton's young left-back Luke Shaw.

Shaw, 18, has been one of the breakthrough stars this campaign, and has earned rave reviews from fans and pundits alike.

Liverpool make contact with Porto over £15m Argentine flyer

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Liverpool make contact with Porto over £15m Argentine flyer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have reportedly contacted Porto over the potential transfer of highly-rated Argentine trickster,Juan Iturbe.

Iturbe, 20, is currently on loan to Serie A side Hellas Verona, who have excelled in the Italian top flight this season, and are currently 7th in the table.

Top Six Premier League Bad Boys of the Season so far

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Top Six Premier League Bad Boys of the Season so far - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the likes of Mario Balotelli and Joey Barton out of sight (for now), there is room for a new batch of bad boys to vilify!

While none of the players on my list are 'pantomime villains' as the aforementioned two most certainly were, this bunch have been noticeably card-happy this season, falling nicely into the necessary parameters I've set.

Combined Arsenal and Tottenham Best XI – No Ramsey? No Ozil?

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Combined Arsenal and Tottenham Best XI No Ramsey? No Ozil? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the north London derbythis weekend, I wonder how much controversy I could stir up by picking what I think would be the best combined ‘Arsenal/Spurs XI' based on the current season?

I'm betting that it's a whole lot, but that sort of thing has never stopped me before, so here we go!

Seattle Sounders v. Toronto FC Preview

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Seattle Sounders v. Toronto FC Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The big MLS game of the week is once again in Seattle, where the new Toronto FC will be baptized under the fire of raucous CenturyLink Field. The game is live from 4:00 EST on NBCSN on Saturday, March 15th, and also follow it on MLSsoccer.

Daniel Sturridge: My mate Suarez could light up the World Cup

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Daniel Sturridge: My mate Suarez could light up the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The World Cup trophy was triumphantly unveiled to the English press on Thursday in London, with England striker Daniel Sturridge warning that his Liverpool teammate Luis Suarez could be the one to watch in Brazil this summer.

Manchester United: Robin van Persie ‘very happy’ at Old Trafford

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Manchester United: Robin van Persie 'very happy' at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has moved to put an end to the speculation regarding his future by insisting that he is happy at the club, and would even consider extending his stay at Old Trafford beyond his current contract.

Arsenal: Former midfield star hints at Emirates return

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Arsenal: Former midfield star hints at Emirates return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has claimed that he will return to the Premier League one day, with both Manchester United and his former club Arsenal ready to pounce.

Song, who played for the Gunners between 2006-2012, has been used sparingly since his move to the Nou Camp, only making 32 league appearances so far in total.

PSG join race to snatch £16m Liverpool target

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PSG join race to snatch £16m Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Frenchnouveau riche Paris Saint Germain have joined the race to sign Dnipro winger,Yevhen Konoplyanka, in the summer.

The 24-year-old Ukrainian winger was one of the prime January targets of Liverpool.

Arsenal ace linked with shock Dortmund move

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Arsenal ace linked with shock Dortmund move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Dortmund have had a disastrous domestic campaign this season, but coach Jurgen Klopp is already looking to forward to bolstering the squad for next season and could make a move for Arsenal prodigy Serge Gnabry this summer, with an intention to replace him for Bayern Munich bound-striker Robert Lewandowski.

Real Madrid Eye Move for Manchester United star

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Real Madrid Eye Move for Manchester United star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spanish giants Real Madrid are plotting to make a move for Manchester United's goal keeper David de Gea, according to reports in Spain.

David de Gea: The world now realises what Ferguson has known for a while

Recently, Madrid were linked with a move for Chelsea's young goal keeper, Thibaut Courtois, who is currently plying trade with Atletico Madrid, on loan.

Possible Chelsea Starting Line Up Against Aston Villa

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Possible Chelsea Starting Line Up Against Aston Villa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will travel to the Villa Park on Saturday to face Aston Villa, looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table.

With Champions League football coming up next week, Jose Mourinho might be tempted to rest some of his key players.

Arsenal eyeing up Feyenoord’s ‘Dutch Xavi’

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Arsenal eyeing up Feyenoord's 'Dutch Xavi' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are reportedly showing an interest inFeyenoord midfielder Jordy Clasie, with the Gunners set to battle Serie A giants AC Milan for the player's signature.

Clasie, 22, is very highly rated in his home country, and has been compared to Barcelona star Xavi due to his playmaking ability and his wonderful passing range.

What They Said: Arteta targets trophy win, Fellaini backs Moyes to shine

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What They Said: Arteta targets trophy win, Fellaini backs Moyes to shine - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mikel Arteta has stressed on the importance of winning a trophy this season, saying it would represent a big turning point for Arsenal.

The Gunners are without a trophy since 2005, but they have the best chance to end that drought this season.

Manchester United vying with Serie A giants for Lyon star?

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Manchester United vying with Serie A giants for Lyon star? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are primed for a summer overhaul, as we well know, with a number of players set to leave the club at the end of the season.

The list of potential transfer targets is growing by the day, withLyon defenderSamuel Umtit the latest to be linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Arsenal hunting Nuremburg’s Swiss hitman?

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Arsenal hunting Nuremburg's Swiss hitman? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the German press, Arsenal are interested in Nuremburg strikerJosip Drmic, with Arsene Wenger's expanding his search for a new striker for next season.

Arsenal are in the market for striking reinforcements, with Olivier Giroud the only viable option up top at present, and have been heavily linked with a move for Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata.

£25m Italian star speaks about Arsenal and Man Utd interest

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£25m Italian star speaks about Arsenal and Man Utd interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus midfielderClaudio Marchisio was one of the targets of several clubs in the January transfer window.

Premier League champions Manchester United were linked with a move for more than oneoccasions in the past, with David Moyes himself involved in scouting trips to Turin, added fuel to the fire.

Arsenal star unlikely to start v Spurs

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Arsenal star unlikely to start v Spurs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey could miss out the high-octane North London Derby clash on Sunday, as the Welshman still struggling with match fitness, reports The Guardian.

Ramsey returned to full training last week and was expected to make a return against Tottenham, which is the first of a difficult sequence of fixtures that could define Arsenal's season.

Jose Mourinho’s All Time Best Chelsea XI

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Jose Mourinho's All Time Best Chelsea XI - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge last summer for his second period in charge of Chelsea. Before the relationship with club owner Roman Abramovich broke down in 2007 and the Portuguese left the club, the Blues had enjoyed two trophy-laden years and seemed on the cusp of breaking the stranglehold of Manchester United over the Premier League.

Chelsea midfielder wants to leave the club in summer

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Chelsea midfielder wants to leave the club in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin has insisted that he wants to leave the West London club and secure a permanent move to La Liga outfit Sevilla next season.

The German international joined Chelsea from Werder Bremen in 2012 but has failed to make any significant impression at Stamford Bridge.

Premier League: Best XI since 2000

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Premier League: Best XI since 2000 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

English football has changed quite a bit since the turn of the century.

Way back in 2000, Kevin Phillips was the most feared striker in the top flight, while Manchester City were plying their trade in the old first division.

PHOTO: Hulk and his agent heading to London

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PHOTO: Hulk and his agent heading to London - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Zenit St Petersburg striker and Chelsea transfer target Hulk has caused an stir in the social media byposting a picture of himself along with his manager flying to London on a private jet.

To add fuel to the fire, the picture was posted on the same day that the Russian club sacked their manager Luciano Spalletti.

Manchester United linked with former Chelsea powerhouse

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Manchester United linked with former Chelsea powerhouse - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been linked with a move for PSG defender Alex, with David Moyes set to instigate a complete overhaul of his defence in the summer.

Alex is named, in a typically manic report from the Guardian, as just one of a great many potential United targets,with the club approaching arguably the most important transfer market in their recent history.

Ex-Gunner: Robin van Persie NOT ‘really happy’ at Manchester United

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Ex-Gunner: Robin van Persie NOT 'really happy' at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Arsenal defenderGiovanni van Bronckhorst has claimed that Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is not happy with how things are going at Old Trafford .

The former Holland international opines that van Persie is struggling to enjoy himself at Old Trafford, because of Manchester United's poor form in the league.

US investment firm increases stake in Manchester United to £90m

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US investment firm increases stake in Manchester United to £90m - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Baron Capital, an American investmentfirm, have now bought 24% of all Manchester United shares sold by the Glazer family in 2012, according to The Guardian.

The Glazers, Manchester United owners, only released 10% of the club onto the stock market two years ago, and still retain the vast majority of shares.

Giorgio Chiellini ends Manchester United and Liverpool speculation

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Giorgio Chiellini ends Manchester United and Liverpool speculation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Liverpool targetGiorgioChiellinihas put an end to the speculation concerning his future after stating his willingness to remain with Juventus for the rest of his career.

Chelsea star set to be rewarded with a new bumper contract

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Chelsea star set to be rewarded with a new bumper contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Good news for Chelsea fans! The Blues are set to open talks with versatile defender Branislav Ivanovic over a new four-and-a-half-year contract.

According to the Daily Mail, the 30-year-old, who has two years left on his current deal, will be offered improved terms on his£120,000 a week salary.

Ancelotti eyes move for £25m Liverpool and Man Utd target

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Ancelotti eyes move for £25m Liverpool and Man Utd target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid are considering putting in a formal bid for highly rated Sevilla full-back Alberto Moreno, who is also a reported target of Liverpool and Manchester United.

The 21-year-old has been in tremendous form this season which has attracted the attention of several European heavyweights.

Manchester United scout £31m midfielder yet again

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Manchester United scout £31m midfielder yet again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United scouts were present in Athletic Bilbao's La Liga match against Valencia, where they watched Bilbao's central midfielder Ander Herrera, according to Super Deporte.

The Valencia based newspaper claims that scouts from Manchester United were present to watch Herrera, who David Moyes failed to sign in the summer.

Arsenal player ratings vs Bayern Munich – Gunners out despite brave show

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Arsenal player ratings vs Bayern Munich Gunners out despite brave show - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal bowed out of the Champions League tonight despite a brave performance against Bayern Munich in Germany, with the 1-1 draw enough to put the Gunners out of the competition, 3-1 on aggregate.

VIDEO: Lukas Podolski goal keeps Arsenal’s Champions League hopes alive

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VIDEO: Lukas Podolski goal keeps Arsenal's Champions League hopes alive - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lukas Podolski's close-range rocket has kept Arsenal's Champions League hopes alive tonight, with the German equalising after BastianSchweinsteiger had put Bayern Munich further ahead in the tie.

World Cup Success Could Boost MLS and US Soccer Forever

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World Cup Success Could Boost MLS and US Soccer Forever - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's not a stretch to say that almost everything soccer connected to the United States faces an uphill battle for respect.

It's a condition that extends from the national team, to the league, to the players, to the fans of the national team, league, and players, and many other facets and aspects of the American game.

CONFIRMED: Bayern Munich vs Arsenal lineups – Podolski starts

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CONFIRMED: Bayern Munich vs Arsenal lineups Podolski starts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will take on Bayern Munich in tonight's crucial Champions League last 16 second leg, with the Gunners needing two goals in the imposing Allianz Arena without reply to force extra time against the reigning European Champions.

Ahead of Arsenal clash, Guardiola talks about Champions League and Kroos to Manchester United rumours

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Ahead of Arsenal clash, Guardiola talks about Champions League and Kroos to Manchester United rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ahead of crucial Round of 16, second leg Champions League tie with Arsenal at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night, Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola spoke about the uncertainty of knock-out rounds and shared his opinion on Manchester United target toni Kroos as well.

Talks ongoing – Manchester United keen to land €45m Arsenal target

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Talks ongoing Manchester United keen to land €45m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have opened talks with Sporting Lisbon about the signing of midfield destroyer William Carvalho, who is also a reported target of Chelsea and Arsenal.

Back in October 2013, Portugal newspaper Record revealed that Manchester United have been continuously monitoring the player.

56 tackles, 66 interceptions – Moyes considers €18m Vidic replacement

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56 tackles, 66 interceptions Moyes considers €18m Vidic replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been considering Roma's highly rated defender Mehdi Benatia as a possible defensive recruitment in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Central defence is one of the key areas where massive investment is required for the Red Devils, as skipper Nemanja Vidic has already agreed to join Inter Milan next season while Rio Ferdinand's future also seems to lie away from Old Trafford as well.

Liverpool join Chelsea in the race for Serbian attacking star

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Liverpool join Chelsea in the race for Serbian attacking star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are set to battle Chelsea for the signature of Benfica's Lazar Markovic, having sent their chief scout to watch the attacker last week.

Markovic, 20, has been making waves recently for Benfica in the Portuguese top flight, and according to the Daily Mail, Liverpool sent chief scout Barry Hunter to Ireland last Wednesday to watch Serbia's 2-1 win over Republic of Ireland, in which Markovic played 75 minutes.

Man Utd and Liverpool could miss out on £125m Spanish forward

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Man Utd and Liverpool could miss out on £125m Spanish forward - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona have renewed contract talks with Spain international Pedro, who is a reported transfer target of Manchester United and Liverpool, amidst suggestions that the forwardcould be tempted by a move away from the Nou Camp in the summer.

Liverpool player edges closer to Anfield exit

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Liverpool player edges closer to Anfield exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool goal keeper Pepe Reina, who is currently plying his trade in Italy with Napoli, could be looking tobuy himself out of his contract at the end of the season.

Reina was sent on loan at Napoli where he has performed well under former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, whooriginally bought him at the Anfield club in 2005.

No ‘Real’ Deal For Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois

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No 'Real' Deal For Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea fans can now relax. Real Madrid have not agreed a deal to bring Thibaut Courtois to the Bernabeu, claims the player's father.

Reports emerged in Spain that Chelsea goal keeper, who is plying his trade with la Liga outfit Atletico Madrid, has agreed to join Real Madrid, once his contract with the Blues had expired in 2016.

Arsenal set to chase Saints’ starlet as Sagna demands mega-deal

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Arsenal set to chase Saints' starlet as Sagna demands mega-deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's French right back Bacary Sagna may just have overplayed his negotiating position with the club over the prospects of signing a new contract with the Gunners in the summer. Arsene Wenger had publicly stated his desire to keep the 31-year-old at the Emirates, declaring that the club would "push very hard" to keep him.

Moyes eyes move for £25m Liverpool and Arsenal target

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Moyes eyes move for £25m Liverpool and Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are the latest Premier League club to register an interestin Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, and according to ESPN, manager David Moyes is looking to make a serious bid in the summer.

Manchester United could miss out on €26m German star

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Manchester United could miss out on €26m German star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United could miss out on yet another transfer target, Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels in the summer, as reports in Spain suggests that the highly rated German is apparently looking to move to Barcelona, should he leave Dortmund.

Arsenal: Top 5 Champions League Away Performances

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Arsenal: Top 5 Champions League Away Performances - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tomorrow night, Arsenal will have to overcome a two goal deficit against the omnipotent Bayern Munich in Germany in order to progress to the quarter finals of the Champions League.

Pep Guardiola's side triumphed 2-0 at the Emirates last month, and considering the away goals rule, the Gunners have a veritable mountain to climb.

Arsenal Injury Crisis: Kieran Gibbs ruled out of Bayern clash

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Arsenal Injury Crisis: Kieran Gibbs ruled out of Bayern clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will be without Kieran Gibbs for their crunch Champions League last 16 tie against Bayern Munich tomorrow, Arsene Wenger has revealed.

The Gunners' boss told a packed press room of the news today, and also said that Thomas Vermaelen could start in Gibbs' absence, with backup Nacho Monreal missing out through injury.

The Transfer Lens: Robin van Persie to Juventus?

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The Transfer Lens: Robin van Persie to Juventus? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The struggles of reigning Premier League champions Manchester United have been well documented, with David Moyes' struggles to recapture the form of previous seasons a fascinating sub-plot to one of the most exciting seasons for many years.

Inter Milan join the race to sign £25m Arsenal target

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Inter Milan join the race to sign £25m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A giants Inter Milan are ready to challenge Arsenal for the signature of highly rated Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata this summer.

The Spanish U-21 is generally regarded as one of the brightest prospects of Madrid, but has failed to make strong impression this season, managing only one league start thus far.

Manchester United: Monaco star dreams of Old Trafford

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Manchester United: Monaco star dreams of Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Monaco full-backLayvinKurzawa has admitted his desire to one day play for Manchester United, saying that the struggling champions are 'the club of my dreams'.

Kurzawa, 21, is one of the rising stars in France, is known for his penchant to attack, and has been one of Monaco's key performers in recent weeks.

Liverpool send scout to watch Arsenal defender target

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Liverpool send scout to watch Arsenal defender target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have become the latest Premier League club to have shown a keen interest inRed Bull Salzburg defender Martin Hinteregger, who is also a reported target for Arsenal.

The 21-year-old centre-back is attracting admirers from the Premier League, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger thought to be following his progress.

Tim Sherwood’s tactical flaws cost Spurs at the Bridge

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Tim Sherwood's tactical flaws cost Spurs at the Bridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On Saturday evening after his sides 4-0 defeat by Chelsea, an altogether flattering result for the home side, Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood called on his players to stop being so friendly with each other in a post-match interview with about as much life as his team's second-half display.

Mixed signals for Arsenal over €25m Atletico Madrid maestro

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Mixed signals for Arsenal over €25m Atletico Madrid maestro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The agent of Atletico Madrid attacker Arda Turan has admitted that his client would one day love to play for Arsenal, but insists he will remain in Spain for the foreseeable future.

The Turkish winger, who is also a long-standing target for Liverpool, has been recently linked with a move to North London, despite the fact that he signed a new deal at theVicente Calderón last summer.

Olympiakos hitman ready to star for Arsenal next season

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Olympiakos hitman ready to star for Arsenal next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Joel Campbell is set to be unleashed on Premier League defences next season, with Arsene Wenger reportedly telling the striker he wants him in his Arsenal squad following an impressive loan spell for Olympiakos.

What They Said: Wenger hails Ozil impact, Mourinho plays mind game with Liverpool

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What They Said: Wenger hails Ozil impact, Mourinho plays mind game with Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mesut Ozil produced arguably his best performance of the season for Arsenal on Saturday against Everton, coming out with a goal and an assist to his name in the 4-1 win.

Following his outstanding performance, he was praised by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who now feels Ozil has a chance to prove to the world how good he really is on Tuesday night.

Arsenal: Twitter Reacts – Should Koscielny start against Bayern?

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Arsenal: Twitter Reacts Should Koscielny start against Bayern? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will face Bayern Munich in the second leg of the Champions League last 16 at the Allianz Arena tomorrow night, with Gunners fans everywhere debating the potential outcome of the game.

Possible Arsenal starting Line-Up Against Bayern Munich

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Possible Arsenal starting Line-Up Against Bayern Munich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will face Bayern Munich in the second leg of the Champions League last 16 tie at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night, with the Gunners facing a daunting task to reach the quarter finals.

Arsene Wenger's side are 2-0 down from the first leg at the Emirates and it will now require a herculean effort for the Gunners to emerge victorious.

The Impact Of Pep Guardiola’s Tactical Scheme At Bayern Munich

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The Impact Of Pep Guardiola's Tactical Scheme At Bayern Munich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Having joined last summer, it was difficult to imagine how Pep Guardiola could improve the all-powerful Bayern Munich, a team that won everything within its' grasp last season. However, the talented Spanish manager has some fixed ideas on what he wants from a team and he did not hesitate to implement his own style and a new tactical scheme in the team.

West Brom need to take the positives from the Man United game

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West Brom need to take the positives from the Man United game - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

West Bromwich Albion suffered a 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester United in their fight to avoid relegation and there is a lot of negativity around the club. The manager is under pressure already, the team are struggling to score goals and pick up wins, but there were some positives from the game.

£40m not enough to lure Chelsea’s golden boy

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£40m not enough to lure Chelsea's golden boy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When Jose Mourinho decided to cash in on 'bench-warmer' Juan Mata to the tune of some £37m or so of Manchester United's money, it was with the stated intention of building his team around his preferred 'number ten', Oscar.

Chelsea youngster plots move away from Stamford Bridge?

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Chelsea youngster plots move away from Stamford Bridge? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could leave the club and join Spanish giants Real Madrid after his contract expires in 2016, according to reports in the Spanish media.

The Belgian number one has been plying his trade with La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid for the last two-and-a-half seasons, and is yet to appear for the Blues, since joining from Genk in 2011.

Manchester United target Toni Kroos hints at Premier League move

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Manchester United target Toni Kroos hints at Premier League move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United target Toni Kroos has dropped a huge bombshell regarding his future, hinting that the Premier League could be his possible destination in the near future.

Ahead of Arsenal's away trip to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday, the German international was quoted leading journalist Henry Winter this morning,

Toni Kroos on his future: 'No decision has been made.

Juan Mata: ‘I don’t want to be a winger at Manchester United’

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Juan Mata: 'I don't want to be a winger at Manchester United' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's Juan Mata seems to be the latest unsettled star at Old Trafford, with the Spaniard claiming he is unhappy at playing on the right wing at the club.

Read more - Robin Van Persie let off the hook despite criticising teammates

Mata, a £37m January signing from rivals Chelsea, has played just six times for United, but is already unhappy with being stuck on the flanks, further exacerbating Moyes' formation issues this season,

"Right now I am playing on the right but to honest I don't see myself as a proper winger," Mata toldBT Sport (through ESPN)

"I love to play between the lines as a No.

Arsenal v Everton preview – FA Cup or bust?

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Arsenal v Everton preview FA Cup or bust? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When the two teams step out at the Emirates on Saturday lunchtime in the quarter-final of the FA Cup, could we be looking at the eventual winners of the competition?

The longing for silverware has been ongoing for several years now in North London and Merseyside and when these two sides look at the other teams left in the competition they have to fancy their chances.

10 Reasons To Watch MLS In 2014

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10 Reasons To Watch MLS In 2014 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

1. The USMNT's World Cup success depends on MLS. If the game against Ukraine said anything, it's that MLS has never been as important to the national team as it is now. In 2010, only two starters in game one at the World Cup against England played in America.

MLS’ 2014 Promises Excitement, While 2015 Looms Large

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MLS' 2014 Promises Excitement, While 2015 Looms Large - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2014 MLS season starts tomorrow, and yet the long shadow cast by 2015 is already looming over the league.

When it's all said and done, 2015 may just be one of MLS' landmark years on the long, winding path towards becoming one of the best soccer leagues in the world.

USMNT, Donovan and the quest for Brazil 2014

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USMNT, Donovan and the quest for Brazil 2014 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Less than 100 days out from Brazil 2014, the US national team has a lot going for it. Yes, they're in a tough group but they've also improved considerably from the last World Cup, building a strong base and a cohesive team under coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Portland Timbers 2014 Season Preview

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Portland Timbers 2014 Season Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Portland Timbers open their 2014 MLS season on Saturday night at the newly christened Providence Park, where they'll be sporting their classic new retro third kits. The push for the Supporters' Shield and MLS Cup is looming on the horizon, along with – for the first time in club history – CONCACAF Champions League play.

Seattle Sounders v Sporting Kansas City Preview

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Seattle Sounders v Sporting Kansas City Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

MLS' national TV and marquee matchup on opening weekend is defending champion Sporting Kansas City traveling to CenturyLink Field to take on the revamped Seattle Sounders. You can tune in to watch the game live on NBCSN on Saturday, March 8, at 3 pm ET/12 pm PT, or follow it on MLSsoccer.

Dempsey As USA Captain? A Failure.

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Dempsey As USA Captain? A Failure. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jurgen Klinsmann outsmarted himself.

Looking to take a good player – Clint Dempsey – and make him the face of his team, Klinsmann bargained away the captain's armband, and bet on that piece of cloth making Dempsey come out of his skin and lead.

The four players Manchester United MUST sell this summer

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The four players Manchester United MUST sell this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's an old maxim in football that you build a team from the back. If the saying is true, it's one that David Moyes should take to heart when looking to rebuild his Manchester United squad. The backline of Rafael, Vidic, Ferdinand and Evra has had its days, and all must now be moved on if the new manager is to make his mark on the club.

Chelsea: Mourinho to swoop for ‘best young defender in the world’?

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Chelsea: Mourinho to swoop for 'best young defender in the world'? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has hailed Real Madrid's Raphael Varane as the best young defender in the world, fueling speculation that the Portuguese may be set to swoop for the 20-year-old.

Chelsea vs Tottenham: A defining match for both sides?

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Chelsea vs Tottenham: A defining match for both sides? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea host Tottenham in the Premier League this Saturday with a lot on the line for these London rivals.

The Stamford Bridge outfit are the only side in the top four to play in the division this weekend, with Jose Mourinho's men able to open up a seven-point gap at the table's summit.

Champions League 2nd Leg Betting Trends

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Champions League 2nd Leg Betting Trends - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A few weeks ago we took at look at some betting trends for the 1st leg of Champions League knockout stage ties. Today we will continue our analysis and take a look at trends for 2nd leg matches. Do teams that enjoy an easy win in the opening leg follow up in the 2nd leg?

Arsenal: Jack Wilshere set for six weeks on the sidelines

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Arsenal: Jack Wilshere set for six weeks on the sidelines - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's injury-prone midfielder Jack Wilshere is facing another spell on the sidelines, with the club's official website announcing today that the England international could be out for six weeks with a hairline fracture in his left foot.

International defender punished with 28-match ban after horror tackle

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International defender punished with 28-match ban after horror tackle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A Vietnamese defender has been handed a record 28-matchban by the VFF (Vietnam Football Federation) for a breaking an opponent's leg in a V-League game last month.

The injured Nguyen Anh Hung after the incident

Vietnam international Tran Dinh Dong, who plays for V-League 1 side 'Song Lam Nghe An',flew in two-footed on Nguyen Anh Hung, breaking his leg.

Wayne Rooney could be made new United captain before the end of the season

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Wayne Rooney could be made new United captain before the end of the season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are reportedly set on naming Wayne Rooney as the new club captain, and could promote the England man to top dog even before the end of the season.

Present incumbent Nemanja Vidic yesterday agreed to a move to Serie A side Inter Milan, and with Rooney's contractual situation now as water-tight as an eel's undercarriage, the Daily Star claims that David Moyes is ready to hand over the armband to Rooney, and soon.

Can West Brom Do The Double Over Man United?

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Can West Brom Do The Double Over Man United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

West Bromwich Albion face Manchester United in the league next as they battle against relegation and they will be hoping for the same result at Old Trafford. The fans will be asking, can they do a famous double over the Premier League champions?

Lallana could be the Saint to save Manchester United’s midfield

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Lallana could be the Saint to save Manchester United's midfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's not the first time someone has put these two ends of an equation toghether to make a match, but last night's England international friendly against Denmark saw Adam Lallana again underscore the talent he has and why he would be such a perfect fit for David Moyes' new Manchester United revolution.

Cole, Baines or Shaw? When England travel to Brazil, who will be ‘left back’ at home?

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Cole, Baines or Shaw? When England travel to Brazil, who will be ‘left back' at home? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Is it just me, or is this tie getting tighter?

It's always being described as a' nice problem' to have; too many players competing for the same position, each with different arguments in their favour.

Ferguson covers Moyes’ back in Manchester United’s boardroom

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Ferguson covers Moyes' back in Manchester United's boardroom - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sir Alex Ferguson was recently spotted at the Oscars ceremony in America. The crueller elements of the press may have suggested that he wanted to be in the company of by winners for a change as he'd probably forgotten what that felt like.

Chelsea fans’ favourite to be £25m target for Barcelona

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Chelsea fans' favourite to be £25m target for Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

News emanating from Barcelona that iconic centre back and inspirational leader Carles Puyol is set to leave the club at the end of the season is likely to produce a renewed attempt by the Catalan club to prise Brazilian star David Luiz from Chelsea.

Arsenal to tie up Ramsey in new five-year deal

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Arsenal to tie up Ramsey in new five-year deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On the back of renewed contracts for centre back Per Mertesacker and midfielder Thomas Rosicky, Gooners everywhere will be cheered by the news that Aaron Ramsey seems poised to pen a new five year deal at the club.

Liverpool poised to snatch £16million Manchester United target

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Liverpool poised to snatch £16million Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Seemingly flushed with their success of playing pacey front men, as the like of Suarez and Sturridge tear up defences throughout the Premier League, Liverpool are reported to be keen on adding more firepower of a similar type by pursuing Argentine wide man Nicolas Gaitan from Benfica,

Manchester United are also noted to be keen on the player, but at 26 years old and priced at around £16million he hardly looks a snip.

Preseason Exposes Timbers’ Tactical Flaws

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Preseason Exposes Timbers' Tactical Flaws - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When the Timbers jetted back from sunny Arizona about a month ago, they were met with an Oregon snowstorm the likes of which we haven't seen since the team moved to MLS in 2011.

It must have been, to say the least, a bit of a comedown to be back in Portland preparing for the 2014 MLS season, as wonderful a city as we are.

Five players Liverpool must sell in the summer

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Five players Liverpool must sell in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The juggernaut rolls on Liverpool are just Red-hot at the moment. One cannot simply help but admire at the progress they've made.

Post Rafa, the club struggled to find an identity to make their own, and were stuck in a downward spiralling whirligig, with little hope of respite.

PHOTO: Chelsea’s Marco van Ginkel back in full training

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PHOTO: Chelsea's Marco van Ginkel back in full training - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel has resumed full training after spending six months on the sidelines following knee surgery.

The Dutchman suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage during the Capital One Cup tie against Swindon Town back in September.

Branislav Ivanovic Linked With Surprise Summer Switch to PSG

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Branislav Ivanovic Linked With Surprise Summer Switch to PSG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has been linked with a move to PSG this summer, with the mega-rich Ligue 1 side keen to snatch the Serbian away before he signs a new contract with the Blues.

Champions League key factor for Liverpool to lure Jan Vertonghen

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Champions League key factor for Liverpool to lure Jan Vertonghen - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's impressive progress this season has not only seen them register their credentials as legitimate title contenders, but also as a target for for players aspiring to play in the Champions' League.

Mourinho confident of luring Juan Manuel Iturbe

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Mourinho confident of luring Juan Manuel Iturbe - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are leading the chase and hopeful of beating their rivals to land one of the most promising talents in world football at the moment, Juan Manuel Iturbe, reports talkSPORT.

The 20-year-old Porto attacking midfielder has been plying his trade in Italy out on loan to Hellas Veronas where his impressive display has caught the eyeballs of top scouts.

Is Freiburg’s Matthias Ginter perfect for Manchester United?

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Is Freiburg's Matthias Ginter perfect for Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With Nemnja Vidic already committed to decamping from Old Trafford at the end of the season, and Rio Ferdinand widely considered to be looking at his options when his contract expires at the same time, it's likely that part of Manchester United's summer spending spree will be focused on a centre back, and Freiburg's Matthias Ginter looks to be in the frame.

Friendly internationals: The bane of a club manager’s life

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Friendly internationals: The bane of a club manager's life - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If nothing else, then be sure of this, sometime between now and the weekend, at least one Premier League manager will be declaring his rage at meaningless international friendlies as one of his star players returns from national team duty with an injury.

“We’re not the biggest favourites” – Chelsea star plays down title chances

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"We're not the biggest favourites" Chelsea star plays down title chances - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are top of the Barclays Premier League table, four points clear of their nearest rivals with 10 games left to go, but goal keeper Petr Cech has said the Blues are not the favourites to win the Premier league title this season.

Liverpool Eye Move for £16m Manchester United target

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Liverpool Eye Move for £16m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are showing interest in Benfica's Argentine winger Nicolas Gaitan, who is also a long term target of Manchester United, according to talkSPORT.

The 26-year-old winger has been a long term target of Manchester United.

“Probably the best” – £30m Man Utd & Chelsea target praised by team-mate

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"Probably the best" £30m Man Utd & Chelsea target praised by team-mate - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Southampton winger Adam Lallana believes his club team-mate Luke Shaw is probably the best in the world at the age of 18.

Shaw has been simply outstanding this season and is in contention to make his national team debut for England against Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Arsenal: Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky sign new contract extensions

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Arsenal: Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky sign new contract extensions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal duoPer MertesackerandTomas Rosickyhave signed new contracts, the club has confirmed.

The 29-year-old German defender has been an epitome of consistency, ever since he joined from Werder Bremen in August 2011.

Aaron Ramsey set to sign a new five-year-contract at Arsenal

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Aaron Ramsey set to sign a new five-year-contract at Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to sign an improved five-year-contract with the club. According to The Guardian, the Wales international has already agreed a dealworth in excess of £100,000 a week, which will make him the second highest player at the club, behind Mesut ozil.

Liverpool linked with audacious swoop for Chelsea defender

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Liverpool linked with audacious swoop for Chelsea defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been linked with a shock move for out-of-favour Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, with Brendan Rodgers looking to strengthen the Liverpool defence this summer.

Cole, 33, has dropped behind Cesar Azpilicueta in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge this season, with the Spaniard poignantly not even a natural left-back.

Liverpool: Did Luis Suarez ever want to go to Arsenal?

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Liverpool: Did Luis Suarez ever want to go to Arsenal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Back in the summer, Arsenal were the subject of ridicule following the infamous £40m + £1 offer made for Liverpool's Luis Suarez. Arsenal were clearly under the impression that any bid exceeding the £40m mark would be enough to trigger a release clause in Suarez's contract, and set the transfer wheels in motion.

Manchester United turn attention to £8m-rated live wire

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Manchester United turn attention to £8m-rated live wire - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to transfer fire-starters, 'Tuttomercatoweb.com', Manchester United are planning a summer swoop for PSV right-back Santiago Arias.

Arias, who earned his first call-up to the Colombian national team last year, is known for his electric bursts of pace, and strong attacking play.

What They Said: Ferguson says Moyes needs time, Gerrard on title-race

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What They Said: Ferguson says Moyes needs time, Gerrard on title-race - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson urged the fans in his farewell speech to show strong support to the new manager. The fans have done exactly that until now, albeit there is a wave of frustration hitting the spine of every Old Trafford faithful.

Luis Suarez ‘is a killer’ says skipper Gerrard

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Luis Suarez 'is a killer' says skipper Gerrard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luis Suarez produced yet another virtuoso performance against Southampton on Saturday, as Liverpool earned a convincing 3-0 victory in the end and moved second in the Barclays Premier League.

Despite not playing the opening five matches of the season, Suarez is the leading scorer in the Premier League and has also contributed with the most number of assists this season.

Wenger lining up £8m bid for Man Utd and Liverpool target

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Wenger lining up £8m bid for Man Utd and Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are preparing a offer for Manchester United and Liverpool target, according to reports from The Metro.

Hinteregger, who plays for The Red Bull Salzburg, is thought be a potential replacement of Johan Djourou the Arsenal centre-back who has been linked with a move to Premier League outfit Hull City.

PHOTO: Ozil, Podli & Chelsea Star on plane to Germany

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PHOTO: Ozil, Podli & Chelsea Star on plane to Germany - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After gruelling weeks of club football action, it's time to concentrate on international matches. Four of Premier League's top German footballers have jetted back to their homeland for international week.

PHOTO: Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson supporting Sunderland at Wembley

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PHOTO: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson supporting Sunderland at Wembley - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool star Jordan Henderson, a Sunderland born and bred-up, was seen supporting his boyhood club in the Capital One Cup final, from the stands at Wembley yesterday.

Great to see Jordan Henderson supporting his boyhood team at Wembley today.

€30m Manchester United target could be Arsenal’s new Thierry Henry

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€30m Manchester United target could be Arsenal's new Thierry Henry - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This week will see what many consider to be the long overdue international debut for Real Sociedad's French winger Antoine Griezmann. The Basque club's player, earning rave reviews in La Liga, has unsurprisingly fallen under the focus of Arsenals' Arsene Wenger.

PHOTO: Chelsea’s Luiz travels for friendly with Brazilian team mates

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PHOTO: Chelsea's Luiz travels for friendly with Brazilian team mates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

David Luiz, despite missing few games with injury and getting clamped in Central London, has travelled with Chelsea's fellow Brazilian team-mates for Brazil's upcoming international friendly.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Influence On a New And Stronger Real Madrid

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Carlo Ancelotti's Influence On a New And Stronger Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After twenty-eight matches unbeaten, both at domestic and international competitions, it is probably a good time to analyse the work of the new Real Madrid's head coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Man Utd: Mid season friendlies not the solution for lack of Champions League

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Man Utd: Mid season friendlies not the solution for lack of Champions League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The weekend saw a number of newspapers – The Mirror and The Sun amongst them – reporting that Manchester United are considering playing a series of overseas friendlies if they fail to secure European football for next season.

Feeling the pressure? Wenger admits ‘it is difficult’ to catch Chelsea

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Feeling the pressure? Wenger admits 'it is difficult' to catch Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager for the first time this season, admits that it is difficult for them to catch Chelsea in the Premier League.

Following the Gunners' 1-0 defeat at the hands of Stoke City at the Britannia on Saturday, Wenger reflected that as a ‘major setback' and with only 10 games left to go, the Frenchman fears that they have a difficult task at hand to catch Jose Mourinho's team.

Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho hints at Manchester United move

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Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho hints at Manchester United move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho has revealed the possibility of him making a move to Manchester United this summer, with Spanish giants Real Madrid also in the running for his signature.

Chelsea Swap Shock: Mourinho ready to replace long-serving star?

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Chelsea Swap Shock: Mourinho ready to replace long-serving star? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are reportedly mulling over whether to bring back Thibaut Courtois this summer, andsend Petr Cech to La Liga side Atletico Madrid.

The Blues own both goalkeepers, and have found themselves in a precarious situation with regards to the 21-year-old Courtois, who has never played a game for the club, and has spent the last three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid.

Juan Mata: Man Utd will challenge for title next season

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Juan Mata: Man Utd will challenge for title next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Big money January signing from Chelsea Juan Mata believes that Manchester United can fight for all possible trophies next season, despite enduring a poor season under David Moyes.

The Red Devils are struggling badly this season.

PHOTO: Andre Schurrle with the hat-trick ball

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PHOTO: Andre Schurrle with the hat-trick ball - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea consolidated the top spot in the Barclays Premier League as they earned a 3-1 victory over Fulham at the Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Andre Schurrle, who has appeared mostly as sub this season (12 subs, 8 starts) scored his first hat-trick for the Blues.

Twitter: Liverpool players react to 3-0 victory over Southampton

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Twitter: Liverpool players react to 3-0 victory over Southampton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool moved second in the Premier League table after the Reds earned an emphatic 3-0 victory over Southampton at the St. Mary's.

As a result of this victory, Liverpool are now second in the table behind Chelsea, and are trailing by just four points, with 10 games left.

‘Massive Setback’ – Wenger reacts after Arsenal defeat

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'Massive Setback' Wenger reacts after Arsenal defeat - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his side has suffered a massive setback in their quest for the Barclays Premier League title, after suffering a 1-0 defeat against Stoke City at the Britannia on Saturday afternoon.

Chelsea: Twitter reacts to Schurrle’s hat-trick – “Should be our striker”

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Chelsea: Twitter reacts to Schurrle's hat-trick "Should be our striker" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Andre Schurrle scored his first hat-trick for Chelsea, as the Blues earned a convincing 3-1 victory over derby rivals Fulham at the Craven Cottage in the Premier League.

The Blues, with that victory, have consolidated the top position in the Premier League and moved four points ahead of Liverpool (who won against Southampton) and Arsenal (lost against Stoke City).

Liverpool: Twitter Reacts To Suarez’ Performance – “Lethal, He is a Genius”

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Liverpool: Twitter Reacts To Suarez' Performance "Lethal, He is a Genius" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luis Suarez in his 100th Premier League appearances produced yet another master class performance as the Reds earned a 3-0 victory against Southampton at the St Mary's on Saturday.

Moyes plotting move for Liverpool’s Pepe Reina?

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Moyes plotting move for Liverpool's Pepe Reina? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager David Moyes has sent scouts over to Italy to watch Liverpool goal-keeper Pepe Reina, and yes, I repeat, Liverpool goal keeper Pepe Reina.

Reds manager Brendan Rodgers claimed recently that Reina, who is currently plying his trade with Napoli on a season-long-loan has no future at the club.

Wenger confirms interest in Antoine Griezmann

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Wenger confirms interest in Antoine Griezmann - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal were thought to be one of the several parties for highly rated French winger Antoine Griezmannand the Gunners could make a move for him in the summer.

During the January transfer window, Spanish journalist Alfredo Duro claimed while speaking on Spanish TV show ‘El Chiringuito' that the Gunners had made a bid for the Real Sociedad winger.

Just how good or bad is Tom Cleverley?

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Just how good or bad is Tom Cleverley? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The international squads announced for the next week's round of international friendlies offered an opportunity to compare the merits of various squads. What doesn't show very favourably for England is that a midfield player of the quality of real Madrid's Isco cannot force himself into Spain's squad, whilst Tom Cleverley is, and always was going to be, in Roy Hodgson's selection.

Rodgers plots move for Cardiff star, Moyes targets ex-Man City defender

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Rodgers plots move for Cardiff star, Moyes targets ex-Man City defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been a joy to watch this season. The attacking unit of Suarez, Sturrigde and Sterling have wrecked havoc this season and overall their sleek passing game is highly entertaining.

What They Said: Rodgers hails Suarez’ influence, Wenger on season-defining March

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What They Said: Rodgers hails Suarez' influence, Wenger on season-defining March - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For major part of the season, preventing Luis Suarez from scoring became a nightmare experience for the opposition defenders. Despite missing handful of league games in the beginning, the Uruguayan has netted 23 goals in 17 appearances.

Liverpool legend: van Persie reminds me of Torres under Hodgson

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Liverpool legend: van Persie reminds me of Torres under Hodgson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool legend and now Sky Sports football pundit Jamie Carragher says that the situation of Moyes is more-or-less similar to that of Liverpool under Roy Hodgson.

After taking charge of managerial hot-seat from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer, everybody expected that the journey won't be smooth for David Moyes, but frankly, very few had predicted it would be this bad.

No Champions League Money? No problem – Man Utd have other ideas

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No Champions League Money? No problem Man Utd have other ideas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are struggling horribly this season under new manager David Moyes. They are out of domestic cup competitions, title race and now even top four challenge seems a difficult task at the moment.