SoccerLens Archives for January 2014

Chelsea 1-3 Atletico Madrid: Mourinho has no defence as the Blue wall crumbles

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Chelsea 1-3 Atletico Madrid: Mourinho has no defence as the Blue wall crumbles - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho was unusually quiet on the touchline tonight. Even when his beloved Chelsea are comfortably winning, the Portuguese manages to hop, jump and squeal his way into the limelight.

REVEALED: How Chelsea’s five defenders will line up against Atletico Madrid

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REVEALED: How Chelsea's five defenders will line up against Atletico Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has named an unexpected lineup to play Atletico Madrid in tonight's crunch Champions League semi-final tie, with the Portuguese naming five defenders plus the hybrid David Luiz in the first XI.

CONFIRMED: Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid lineups

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CONFIRMED: Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea face La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid this evening, with a place in the Champions League final at stake.

The tie is delicately poised after the pair played out a 0-0 draw last week in the Spanish capital, and the Blues will be looking to keep up their good form of late with victory at Stamford Bridge, with Real Madrid already through to the showpiece final in Lisbon following their stunning 5-0 aggregate win over holders Real Madrid.

VIDEO: Was Chelsea’s last semi-final goal the most dramatic of all time?

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VIDEO: Was Chelsea's last semi-final goal the most dramatic of all time? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the second leg of Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid just around the corner, we thought it might be fun to highlight the last goal the Blues scored at this stage of the competition, and ask whether Chelsea fans have ever witnessed a more dramatic goal?

PHOTO: ‘Road to Lisbon’ decor to kick-start Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid

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PHOTO: 'Road to Lisbon' decor to kick-start Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We are only hours away from the second leg of Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid, with the two sides set to slug it out for a place in the Champions League final against the ominous-looking Real Madrid.

Arsenal: Benitez to trump Wenger in race for €12m Real Madrid hitman?

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Arsenal: Benitez to trump Wenger in race for €12m Real Madrid hitman? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has seemingly been on Arsenal's radar since the dawn of time, with Arsene Wenger reportedly dead-set on signing the young Spaniard sooner or later.

Does Marouane Fellaini have a future at Manchester United?

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Does Marouane Fellaini have a future at Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As Manchester United look to wash their hands of David Moyes' 'legacy' for good, the bloodied stains of a torturous 10 month reign will remain impossible to scrub away the marks. Least of all in the coming months.

Tottenham approach Frank de Boer to take charge in summer

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Tottenham approach Frank de Boer to take charge in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ajax boss Frank De Boer has been approached by Tottenham to take over as their manager in the summer.

Tottenham have endured a tough season in the Premier League after a shopping spree last summer but then manager Andre Villas Boas failed to live up to expectations to garnering a Champions League spot.

Arsenal set sights on €16m highly rated French midfielder

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Arsenal set sights on €16m highly rated French midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have set sights on AS Monaco's central defensive midfielderGeoffrey Kondogbia to solve their midfield conundrum in the summer, reports Tutto Mercato Web.

The 21 year old youngster has featured in 25 appearances for the French side and it is believed that Arsene Wenger is willing to add the player on the long list of his French acquisitions at Arsenal.

€35m Manchester United target coy on future talks

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€35m Manchester United target coy on future talks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United target and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus is coy on his future with the German club after refusing to confirm whether he has been offered a new deal.

The 24 year old who is a Manchester United target has two years left in his current deal with the Westfalenstadion club but Dortmund are prepared to offer the player a new contract which will keep him with the yellow and blacks till 2017.

PHOTO: Ronaldo celebrates after breaking Messi’s UCL record

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PHOTO: Ronaldo celebrates after breaking Messi's UCL record - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldohas broken LionelMessi's all-time record for the most goals in a single Champions League season after notching his 15th and 16th goals against Bayern Munich last night.

Returning duo can drive Chelsea to Champions League final

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Returning duo can drive Chelsea to Champions League final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Just over a week ago, it seemed that Chelsea's captain and defensive rock, John Terry, would be sitting out tonight's big game. A badly twisted ankle, sustained in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final away to Atletico Madrid was initially given a dispiriting prognosis.

Dortmund in talks with Manchester United to bring back Kagawa

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Dortmund in talks with Manchester United to bring back Kagawa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Dortmund are keen to bring back Shinji Kagawa from Manchester United in the summer and have made contact with the Old Trafford club over his availability.

The 25-year-old was a hero at Dortmund and helped the club winning back to back Bundesliga titles, where he played a major role.

Porto willing to sell €40m striker to Chelsea

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Porto willing to sell €40m striker to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are looking to add one quality striker to their ranks in the summer. In fact, they may need more than one.

The Blues manager Jose Mourinho is dissatisfied with the current bunch of strikers he has at disposal, and will be looking to make the cull in the summer in order to make necessary additions.

Groundhog day for Guardiola as Real Madrid dismantle Bayern Munich

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Groundhog day for Guardiola as Real Madrid dismantle Bayern Munich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Finally, at long last, theMadridista'scan dare to believe. The last time Real Madrid were in the final of the Champions League they went on to lift the trophy. On last night's performance it would be hard to argue against the same feat occurring once again.

Mourinho: Chelsea deserved Champions League win

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Mourinho: Chelsea deserved Champions League win - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea boss reflects on the club's historic achievements in the Champions League over the past decade, ahead of the Blues' second leg semi-final clash against Atletico Madrid at the Stamford Bridge on wednesday night.

Arsenal and Liverpool keeping tabs on sensational French striker

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Arsenal and Liverpool keeping tabs on sensational French striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are believed to be keeping tabs on Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette and could swoop for the dazzling forward in the summer.

L'Equipe: Liverpool have begun talks with Alexandre Lacazette's agent about a summer move.

Chelsea star dismisses talk of Inter Milan move in the summer

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Chelsea star dismisses talk of Inter Milan move in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has squashed rumours regarding his move to Italian side Inter Milan in the summer.

The Nigerian has been linked with theNerazzurri for quite some time but Mikel's agentOlatunji John Shittu has denied all the speculations linking a switch for his client.

Liverpool to rival Manchester United in race for £55m Saints duo

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Liverpool to rival Manchester United in race for £55m Saints duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool suffered a huge blow in their quest to land Premier League title for the first time in 24 years, last Sunday, when they lost 2-0 against Chelsea at Anfield. Though the Merseyside giants can still win the league, but they don't have the control over their destiny anymore.

Liverpool face fight for €15m youngster after standout display for Inter Milan

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Liverpool face fight for €15m youngster after standout display for Inter Milan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool target Mateo Kovacic might stay at Inter Milan in the summer after the player's agent claimed that the Nerazzurri have finally realized the Croatian's true value after his excellent display in the draw against Napoli on the weekend.

Manchester United flop urged to return back in Germany

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Manchester United flop urged to return back in Germany - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has told German newspaper 'Kicker' thatManchester United's Shinji Kagawa would be welcomed back to Westfalensatdion with open arms.

The Japanese international, who made the switch to Old Trafford a couple of years ago from Jurgen Klopp's side, has struggled to settle down in the Premier League.

Legend phones €60m Man Utd target to lure him to Real Madrid

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Legend phones €60m Man Utd target to lure him to Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has reportedly phonedJuventus midfielder Paul Pogba in order to convince the Frenchman to join Los Blancos in the summer.

Pogba has received a phone call from Zidane where Zizou tried to convince him to move to Real Madrid, according to tomorrow France Football

— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) April 28, 2014

We had reported last week that Pogba was flattered to be on the wishlist of Real and Manchester United, both of whom who are desperately trying to secure the services of the 21 year old dynamic midfielder.

Arsenal closing in to land long term target?

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Arsenal closing in to land long term target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for Inter Milan attacking midfielder Ricardo Alvarez few years back. Back in 2011-12, Palermo presidentMaurizio Zamparini claimed "At this moment he has already signed for the Gunners" while many websites even speculated he would be the perfect replacement of Cesc Fabregas at the North London club.

PSG still keen to land £300m Chelsea duo

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PSG still keen to land £300m Chelsea duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French giants Paris Saint Germain are still interested in Chelsea duo Oscar and Hazard and according to L'Equipe, the Frenchnouveau riches consider them aspotential targets to reinforce their midfield.

PSG had registered their interest in both the Chelsea players earlier this season.

Three Key Changes Needed at Barcelona, and Fast!

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Three Key Changes Needed at Barcelona, and Fast! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the 2013-14 season all but mathematically over for FC Barcelona, everyone involved with the club knows they need to bounce back next season. Now that the transfer ban has been lifted temporarily, the management needs to analyse the current situation, and consider what needs an overhaul and what needs to be scrapped completely.

PHOTO: Liverpool stars show support to Dani Alves

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PHOTO: Liverpool stars show support to Dani Alves - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho posted a picture on Twitter eating banana alongside Luis Suarez, to show their support for racially abused Barcelona defender Dani Alves, whohad a banana thrown at him during theLa Ligagiants 3-2 win over rivalsVillarrealat El Madrigal.

Manchester City could face punishment for breaching UEFA FFP rules

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Manchester City could face punishment for breaching UEFA FFP rules - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain have breached UEFA's financial fair play rules, according to reports from BBC.

President of UEFA,Michel Platini revealed earlier that no football clubs will beexcluded from European competition, as of now, but the clubs who have failed to meet the criteria are facing sanctions from UEFA.

Possible Chelsea Starting XI against Atletico Madrid

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Possible Chelsea Starting XI against Atletico Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will take on Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final at the Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, looking to progress to the finals for the second time in three years.

PSG plot move for €35m Manchester United target

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PSG plot move for €35m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French giants Paris Saint Germain are reportedly interested in signing Roma's world class midfielder Miralem Pjanic, who recently scored this fabulous solo goal against AC Milan.

The 24-year-old has also been targeted by several Premier League clubs this season.

Scouting Carlos Bacca – Everton’s €9m summer transfer target

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Scouting Carlos Bacca – Everton's €9m summer transfer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For many players, and in particular those of Colombian heritage, having to take over from Radamel Falcao would not be a simple task.

"El Tigre" as Falcao is popularly known in his homeland, maintains an idol like status in Colombia somewhat akin to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal, or Lionel Messi in Argentina for example.

Chelsea midfielder undecided on future plans

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Chelsea midfielder undecided on future plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin remains coy on his future plans. The German midfielder, who is currently plying his trade in Spain, with Sevilla on a season long loan, says he will take a decision on his future at the end of the season.

Return of the Reds – Are Liverpool back for good?

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Return of the Reds Are Liverpool back for good? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If Liverpool win the Premier League this season then it is arguably one of the finest triumphs in English football. It will be simply because they have burst out of nowhere, annihilating teams and conjuring up a ruthless 11 wins on the bounce.

Why Chelsea’s handling of young talent is wrong and damaging

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Why Chelsea's handling of young talent is wrong and damaging - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

I recently wrote an article regarding the loan system and how it was an important factor in helping less financially capable clubs break the stranglehold that the richer clubs have on the Champions League qualifying spots.

Pep Guardiola’s Philipp Lahm Conundrum

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Pep Guardiola's Philipp Lahm Conundrum - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There are going to be many decisions to decide the outcome of the Champions League semi-final between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid on Tuesday night, and there may be none more important than where Guardiola decides to play Philipp Lahm.

VIDEO: Chelsea stars show support for Barcelona star following banana scandal

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VIDEO: Chelsea stars show support for Barcelona star following banana scandal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea trio David Luiz, Oscar, and Willian have appeared in a short video to show their support for racially abused Barcelona star Dani Alves, who had a banana thrown at him during the La Liga giants 3-2 win over rivals Villarreal.

Real Madrid Boss rules out Manchester United job

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Real Madrid Boss rules out Manchester United job - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out theManchester United job in the summer saying he wants to stay at the Spanish capital for a long time and build a legacy with the Los Blancos.

Oliver Kay, chief Football Correspondent for The Times newspaper confirmed the news in twitter.

PHOTO: Which Man Utd teammates did Juan Mata spend his 26th birthday with?

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PHOTO: Which Man Utd teammates did Juan Mata spend his 26th birthday with? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juan Mata turned 26 today, with pictures appearing on social media showing him enjoying the day with teammates Shinji Kagawa and David De Gea.

The Spaniard, who moved to Old Trafford for a club-record £37m in January, has been in good form recently, scoring five times in his last four games, and surely deserves a little time off to enjoy his birthday!

Match-fixer admits to ‘helping’ TWO international sides qualify for the 2010 World Cup

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Match-fixer admits to 'helping' TWO international sides qualify for the 2010 World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wilson Raj Peruma, a notorious Singaporean match-fixer, has revealed in a new book that he helped both Nigeria and Honduras qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

David de Gea soon to be Manchester United great?

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David de Gea soon to be Manchester United great? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

David de Gea hasn't got himself into the team of the year this season, but you can bet your life he will win Manchester United's player of the year award, be it the player's player or the fan's player, in fact it is quite possible he will get both, he deserves both.

PHOTO: Sergio Busquets reduced to tears over Tito Vilanova

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PHOTO: Sergio Busquets reduced to tears over Tito Vilanova - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It was an emotional night atEstadioEl Madrigal yesterday. While the whole world mourned over the passing away of former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova, one could imagine how hard it must be for the Catalan giants to embrace such shock.

Liverpool target ‘Il Timido’ to decide future after the World Cup

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Liverpool target 'Il Timido' to decide future after the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool targetAntonio Candrevawill decide his future after the World Cup, reports Tutto Mercato Web.

The 27 year old, who earned the nickname 'Il Timido' (the shy one) from an early age, has had a terrific season for Lazio, scoring 12 goals and bagging 5 assists in 36 appearances.

PHOTO: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez with his PFA Player of the Year award

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PHOTO: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez with his PFA Player of the Year award - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool superstar Luis Suarez has been named the PFA Player of the year 2013/14, with the 27-year-old beating both Eden Hazard and Yaya Toure to the coveted award.

With Chelsea winger Hazard and Toure of Manchester City coming in second and third respectively, Suarez finally got hands on the individual accolade, which he had only just missed out on last year.

PHOTO: Eden Hazard and his PFA Young Player of the Year award

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PHOTO: Eden Hazard and his PFA Young Player of the Year award - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has been named the PFA Young Player of the Year award for 2013/14, with the Belgian also only second to Luis Suarez in the outright Player of the Year award.

Hazard, who beat Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and Southapton's Luke Shaw to the Young Player award, has had an excellent second season with at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea still going strong in both the Premier League and the Champions League, and the winger a key reason for their success so far this season.

Borussia Dortmund ready to bid for Arsenal attacker in the summer?

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Borussia Dortmund ready to bid for Arsenal attacker in the summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is primed to leave the club in the summer, with a move back to Germany the likeliest possibility. The 28-year-old has suffered through a hit-and-miss career with the Gunners up til now, but Borussia Dortmund are said to be eager to bring him back to the Bundesliga.

Chelsea master plan to hijack €45m Manchester United target

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Chelsea master plan to hijack €45m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Yes, you read it right. Chelsea are plotting a brilliant move to secure a deal for long term Manchester United midfield target William Carvalho.

The highly rated Sporting midfielder has been in tremendous form and has a release clause of€45m.

Liverpool and Chelsea dominate PFA Team of the Year 2013/14

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Liverpool and Chelsea dominate PFA Team of the Year 2013/14 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The PFA Team of the Year for the 2013/14 season has been revealed, with bitter rivals Liverpool and Chelsea strongly represented in a first XI heavily populated by players from the top-five.

The two title challengers met on Sunday for the titanic clash at Anfield, which Chelsea won thanks to goals from Demba Ba and Willian.

Manchester United to beat Man City for €50m defender?

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Manchester United to beat Man City for €50m defender? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer is going to be massive for Manchester United. A new manager is expected to be in charge, and he would be given a hefty transfer budget to bring in quality players.

While bolstering the midfield remains a major priority, United should also focus to bring in quality players in defence.

Manchester United target confirms he rejected Chelsea offer

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Manchester United target confirms he rejected Chelsea offer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

AS Roma's highly talented defenderMehdi Benatia, who is also a reported target of Manchester United, has confirmed that he has had offers from Premier League giants Chelsea in the past, but he refused it, as he felt, he was not ready for the challenge.

Luis Suarez: Not just the PFA Player of the Year, but also a Player Reborn

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Luis Suarez: Not just the PFA Player of the Year, but also a Player Reborn - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been named the PFA Player of the Year for 2013/14, with the Uruguay international picking up his award at a lavish ceremony in London on Sunday evening.

Arsenal and Liverpool chase highly rated Argentine defender

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Arsenal and Liverpool chase highly rated Argentine defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are back in the race for Sporting's highly rated left back Marcos Rojo, according to reports from Portuguese newspaper A Bola.

Last month we reported that Liverpool have sent scouts to watch the left-back, who can also play as a centre-back, and they're highly impressed with what they saw.

Transfer Lens: Arsenal and Man Utd in for French striker?

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Transfer Lens: Arsenal and Man Utd in for French striker? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are thought to be interested in French striker Loic Remy, according to reports from RMC.

The 27-year-old joined Newcastle United on loan from QPR last summer and has played a key role for the Magpies this season.

Manchester United winger facing Old Trafford exit?

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Manchester United winger facing Old Trafford exit? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have had a disastrous campaign this season, where for this first time in over a decade, they would finish outside top four. Put simply, there will be no Champions League football next season at Old Trafford.

Manchester United: Next manager could be decided this week

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Manchester United: Next manager could be decided this week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sir Alex Ferguson may vouch for Ryan Giggs to become the next permanent manager of Manchester United, but it seems, the new manager has already been decided, though the club remained tight-lipped about it.

Three observations as Chelsea edge out Liverpool

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Three observations as Chelsea edge out Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea delivered a hammer blow to Liverpool's title credentials as Jose Mourinho's side grabbed a 2-0 win at Anfield to snap the home side's 11 match unbeaten run in the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger, Everton, and the Loan System: What’s the real problem here?

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Arsene Wenger, Everton, and the Loan System: What's the real problem here? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If you put every Premier League manager in the same room and asked for a show of hands to see which of them was an advocate for the current player loan system, you can almost guarantee that Roberto Martinez would have both palms reaching for the ceiling.

Chelsea Player Ratings vs Liverpool – Blues blow title race wide open at Anfield

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Chelsea Player Ratings vs Liverpool Blues blow title race wide open at Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea recorded a stunning 2-0 win over Liverpool this afternoon, with goals from Demba Ba and substitutes Willian dealing a damaging blow to the Merseysiders' title aspirations, while simultaneously keeping the Blues in with a fighting chance of an unlikely cup double.

Mario Balotelli: The Controversial “Ticket” to Success

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Mario Balotelli: The Controversial "Ticket" to Success - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Crazy talented or just crazy, whatever your opinions of his personality one cannot but wonder what's next for Super Mario. Mario's career has so far been one emphatic roller coaster ride, earning him the reputation as the most controversial football player in recent history.

Five Steps Manchester United must take in the summer

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Five Steps Manchester United must take in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the one year anniversary of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement from football management fast approaching, Manchester United find themselves in quite an unexpected situation.

Ryan Giggs looks set to finish the season as interim manager after David Moyes being sacked within just 10 months of being the so called Chosen One.

Liverpool plot swoop for £10 defender, Wenger targets Manchester United star

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Liverpool plot swoop for £10 defender, Wenger targets Manchester United star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are eyeing a move for Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker in the summer according to reports in the British Media. Caulker joined Cardiff from Tottenham last summer in a£9m move to Wales but with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side looking to go down, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants to being the 22 year to Anfield in the summer.

Roma plot move for £8m Arsenal target

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Roma plot move for £8m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A giants AS Rom are plotting a£8m transfer swoop for Newcastle United's Hatem Ben Arfa in the summer, reports Forza Italian Football.

It is believed that the Frenchman who is also a long term transfer target for Arsenal is finally on his way out of Tyneside in the summer after a injury ravaged campaign.

Arsenal to offer £17m for German midfield maestro

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Arsenal to offer £17m for German midfield maestro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to various British media reports, Arsenal are set to offer Bayer Leverkusen£17m for the services German midfielder Lars Bender.

It is believed that Arsene Wenger is set to be offered a whopping £70m transfer budget this summerto reshape this Gunners' side which would challenge for the Premier League next season.

PHOTO: Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil shows off his new Adidas boots

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PHOTO: Arsenal's Mesut Ozil shows off his new Adidas boots - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has posted a photo of his brand newAdidas Grace boots on his Instagram, with the German midfielder ready to fire the Gunners into the Champions League next season.

Manchester United lodge official bid for Schalke defender

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Manchester United lodge official bid for Schalke defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have submitted an official transfer bid to sign Schalke left back Sead Kolasinac in the summer, according to Bosnian publication Reprezentacija.

The Guardian reports that Patrice Evra was considering to walk away from Old Trafford in the summer but the Frenchman is now minded to stay.

Confirmed Manchester United vs Norwich lineups – Kagawa starts

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Confirmed Manchester United vs Norwich lineups Kagawa starts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United take on lowly Norwich this afternoon in what will be club legend Ryan Giggs' first game in charge.

The struggling champions despised of the beleaguered David Moyes last week, following what is destined to be United's worst ever season in the top flight.

Arsene Wenger drops bombshell on French TV

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Arsene Wenger drops bombshell on French TV - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has revealed his plans to stay at Arsenal beyond the summer, despite constant speculation linking him with a move away from the Emirates, and specifically with the Monaco job.

The veteran boss told French TV station 'beIN Sports' that he intends to stay in North London beyond the current campaign, and that all talk of him leaving the club in the summer is repetitive nonsense,

"Look, I have said that many times already, I have given my word to this club and that I want to continue where I am.

Manchester United target young Bosnian as Evra replacement

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Manchester United target young Bosnian as Evra replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French veteran Patrice Evra's Manchester United exit has been on the cards for quite some time, with a number of names mooted to be in line to replace the full-back at Old Trafford. Now Schalke 04′sSead Kolasinac has emerged as a potential candidate to fill the void in the long-term.

Manchester United told to pay €30m for Argentine midfielder

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Manchester United told to pay €30m for Argentine midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have made contact with Benfica over the availability of midfielder Enzo Perez, where Benfica president has made it clear, the club won't sell the player for anything less than€30m, which is his buy-out clause.

Barcelona ready to sell £10m Liverpool target

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Barcelona ready to sell £10m Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are thought to be a long term admirer of Barcelona winger Cristian Tello. The Reds were heavily linked with a move for the youngster in the past. And it seems, they will go for him again this summer as well.

Done Deal? Louis Van Gaal set to take over as Manchester United boss

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Done Deal? Louis Van Gaal set to take over as Manchester United boss - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dutch Legend Louis Van Gaal is set to become the next Manchester United manager in the summer according to reliable Dutch newspaper Telegraaf.

Photo courtesy: @HLNinEngeland

United had earlier sacked David Moyes in midweek, the Scot who had a disastrous campaign after taking over from the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer.

Arsenal star set to leave the club in summer

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Arsenal star set to leave the club in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna is almost certain to leave the club. The French full-back is out of contract in the summer, and is planning a Bosman transfer to Turkish club Fenerbahce, according to L'Equipe.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted despite the club offering a three-year-contract, the talks are not progressing.

Nasri: Wenger is my football father; I’m big fan of Mourinho

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Nasri: Wenger is my football father; I'm big fan of Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Samir Nasri might not be a popular figure among the Arsenal fans (which he admits as well) but the French midfielder has immense respect for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Nasri, in an exclusive interview with Henry Winter of The Telegraph, spoke about his childhood, Wenger, Mourinho, Mancini, current state of France and many other things.

Manchester United’s £150m summer transfer plans

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Manchester United's £150m summer transfer plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

What a week this has been for Manchester United! With David Moyes being unceremoniously sacked in midweek, we reported earlier today that Dutch Legend Louis Van Gaal is set to take over the reins in the summer.

Liverpool vs Chelsea: Will Mourinho sacrifice the Premier League on Sunday?

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Liverpool vs Chelsea: Will Mourinho sacrifice the Premier League on Sunday? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

What a week it is for Chelsea football club. With a critical trip to Anfield coming up on Sunday, neatly sandwiched between the two legs of the Champions League semi-final against Altetico Madrid, the question on everyone's lips seems to be: Which fight is more important to the Blues?

Liverpool v Chelsea: Three Key Tactical Battles

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Liverpool v Chelsea: Three Key Tactical Battles - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will take on Chelsea this Sunday at Anfield, where victory for the Reds will take them one step closer to their dream of lifting the Barclays Premier League for the first time in 24 years and likewise defeat for the Blues will eliminate their faint hopes of winning the league as well.

Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup Against Newcastle United

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Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup Against Newcastle United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal host Newcastle on Monday night at the Emirates withe Gunners firmly keeping an eye for fourth place and secure Champions league football for next season. Arsene Wenger's side are currently a point above Everton in the standings and the London outfit would be well aware that they can ill afford a slip up at the Emirates against the Toons.

Tito Vilanova: Barcelona’s ‘Marquis’ was both a Winner and a Warrior

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Tito Vilanova: Barcelona's 'Marquis' was both a Winner and a Warrior - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has passed away after losing his long battle against throat cancer, Spanish side Barcelona have confirmed.

Vilanova, whosucceeded Pep Guardiola at the Camp Nou and won the Spanish League title in his only season in charge, succumbed to the disease today, the news today sending shock waves throughout the footballing world.

Possible Chelsea Starting Lineup against Liverpool

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Possible Chelsea Starting Lineup against Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea travel to Anfield for a potential title decider on Sunday but the Blues will take the pitch at Merseyside with a depleted starting lineup, as stated by manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho has placed the Champions League at the top of his priority and with the second leg of the semi final against Atletico in the coming midweek, the Portuguese has been given the permission to rest key names against the Reds.

Possible Liverpool Starting Line up against Chelsea

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Possible Liverpool Starting Line up against Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Title chasing Liverpool welcome Chelsea at Anfield as Brendan Rodgers' side will be looking to grab their twelfth straight win in a row and get one hand on the Premier league title this Sunday.

A victory for the Reds will mean they will lead their opponents by eight points at the zenith of the standings with only two remaining fixtures to play tin the 2013-14 EPL season.

Rafa Benitez at Manchester United? Former Liverpool legend believes it could work!

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Rafa Benitez at Manchester United? Former Liverpool legend believes it could work! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has pushed for Rafa Benitez to be considered as a leading candidate for the top job at the currently rudderless Manchester United.

Five reasons Why Manchester United must sign €50m Barcelona midfielder

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Five reasons Why Manchester United must sign €50m Barcelona midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer will be massive for Manchester United. The club will probably appoint a new manager and he would be given a hefty transfer war-chest to bolster the squad.

Recently, Manchester United have been linked with a move for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

PHOTO: Manchester United – The Class of ’92 reunited

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PHOTO: Manchester United The Class of '92 reunited - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ryan Giggs, the Manchester United legend, gave his first interview as an interim manager ahead of the Premier League clash against Norwich, where he expects his players to"bring back some smiles on to the faces of the fans".

Possible Manchester United Starting Line up against Norwich

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Possible Manchester United Starting Line up against Norwich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After the unceremonious sacking of David Moyes in midweek, Ryan Giggs takes charge of Manchester United as the Red Devils take on relegation threatened Norwich City on Saturday.

The 40 year old who has been given the charge on an interim basis took his first training session atAon Training Complex.

Liverpool suffer blow in pursuit of £15m rated midfielder

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Liverpool suffer blow in pursuit of £15m rated midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have suffered a major blow in their hopes of landing Verona's attacking midfielder Juan Manuel Iturbe in the summer. Reports suggest that the the Argentine, who is on loan from Porto would be on his way to Real madrid as his agent has already held talks with the Los Blancos.

Chelsea plot move for €21m PSG winger

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Chelsea plot move for €21m PSG winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are plotting a summer swoop to land dazzling Argentine Ezequiel Lavezzi from reigning French Ligue One Champions Paris St Germain, according to Italy's Sky Sports reporter Gianluca Di Marzio.

Suarez fan dreams of Manchester United move

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Suarez fan dreams of Manchester United move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

FC Zurich's U-17 strikerDimitri OberlinMfomo recently admitted that he dreams to play for Manchester United or Juventus one day, but it is Luis Suarez who inspires him the most.The Swiss International spoke his heart out in an interview with Serie A pundit and staff journalist of Gianluca Di MarzioFabrizio Romano.

David Moyes: Portrait of a Scapegoat

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David Moyes: Portrait of a Scapegoat - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When the news was confirmed early on Tuesday morning that Manchester United boss David Moyes had been sacked, it sadly came as no surprise as the writing had been on the wall for a while. The champions had 27 fewer points than they did after 35 games last season.

Top 5 Young Premier League Stars set to shine at the 2014 World Cup

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Top 5 Young Premier League Stars set to shine at the 2014 World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This Premier League season has arguably been one of the most exciting in recent years, and we have seen a host of breakthrough stars arrive on the big stage; some of whom are very likely to further showcase their extraordinary talent in the upcoming 2014World Cup in Brazil.

Premier League trio to battle it out for £24m Colombian flyer?

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Premier League trio to battle it out for £24m Colombian flyer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier league duo Arsenal and Manchester United are said to be keeping tabs on Juan Cuadrado, according to Italian Daily La Nazione, with Liverpool also in the mix.

The Fiorentina winger is believed to be valued at around £24 million and has been in fine form this season for the Italian side.

Opinion: Pochettino could be the answer for Tottenham

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Opinion: Pochettino could be the answer for Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tim Sherwood never stood a chance at Tottenham.

From the moment he took over from Andre Villas-Boas, the former Spurs player was regarded with suspicion from many in the support-base, who, thanks to his persona, saw him as nothing more than a younger version of Harry Redknapp.

Juventus set sights on prolific Arsenal target in the summer

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Juventus set sights on prolific Arsenal target in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A champions Juventus have set their sights on Arsenal target Mario Mandzukic in the summer, according to a cover page story by Italian newspaper 'Tuttosport'.

The Old lady are desperate to revamp their squad to mount a serious Champions League challenge next season and manager Antonio Conte believes that Mandzukic will be the ideal partner with Carlos Tevez up front for the Turin giants.

Chelsea and Arsenal to fight over dazzling young Frenchman?

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Chelsea and Arsenal to fight over dazzling young Frenchman? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Guardian, Premier League giants Chelsea and Arsenal are set to battle it out to land Paris St Germain's 19-year-old sensation, Adrien Rabiot, in the summer.

The French U-21 international has been a long term transfer target for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who has had sent scoutGilles Grimandi to track the youngster regularly this season.

The €40m Real Madrid target Liverpool must sign

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The €40m Real Madrid target Liverpool must sign - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Earlier this week, we reported that Liverpool are showing keen interest in highly rated Porto's attacking midfielder,Juan Fernando Quintero, who is also a reported target of Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Chelsea loanee ready to ditch bitter rivals and make Stamford Bridge return

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Chelsea loanee ready to ditch bitter rivals and make Stamford Bridge return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea loanee Victor Moses has insisted that his future remains in West London, but that he will do all he can to help Liverpool pip Jose Mourinho's side to the Premier League title this season.

Liverpool to beat Arsenal for highly rated Argentine defender?

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Liverpool to beat Arsenal for highly rated Argentine defender? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have secured the Champions League qualification already and eyeing for a Premier League glory this season.

The club's managing director Ian Ayre has said earlier this week that Liverpool will go to any extent to buy top quality players, deemed necessary by the manager.

Barcelona to make shock £30m bid for Mesut Ozil?

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Barcelona to make shock £30m bid for Mesut Ozil? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Well, I seriously don't know how to react to it.

Barcelona's transfer ban has been lifted by FIFA and now the Catalan giants can set their sights again to recruit top players from all around the world.

Which £60m superstar could be Manchester United’s marquee summer signing?

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Which £60m superstar could be Manchester United's marquee summer signing? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the British press, Manchester United are continuing their pursuit of Uraguyan superstar Edinson Cavani, with the Star reporting just hours ago that United officials had flown to France to discuss the possibility of a transfer with PSG.

Chelsea’s €40m gem to be part of a new look Barcelona next season?

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Chelsea's €40m gem to be part of a new look Barcelona next season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

I personally cannot remember a day when Chelsea's David Luiz wasn't been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, and today is of no exception. Barcelona is again the suitor, with Spanish newspaper 'Sport.

Chelsea make £15m bid for Liverpool target

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Chelsea make £15m bid for Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have made the first move for the highly rated Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno, and have lodged a £15m bid to secure his signature in the summer.

Liverpool are thought to be interested in Moreno, who has a release clause of£25m, while reports also suggested that Manchester United have shown keen interest in him too, with ex-manager David Moyes sending scouts to watch him on a few occasions.

Liverpool: £10m Barcelona winger could be a real steal for Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool: £10m Barcelona winger could be a real steal for Brendan Rodgers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona's Cristian Tello looks to be on his way out this summer, with talkSPORT claiming that Napoli, AC Milan and Liverpool are all vying for the Spaniard's signature.

The 22-year-old has only made two starts for Barca this season, coming on a whopping 19 times, scoring just twice.

Manchester United: Adnan Januzaj commits to Belgian national team

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Manchester United: Adnan Januzaj commits to Belgian national team - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj has committed his international future to Belgium, with national team manager Marc Wilmots revealing the breakthrough on Twitter.

J'ai reçu la confirmation officielle qu'Adnan Januzaj se met disposition de l'équipe nationale belge pour la suite de sa carrière!

PHOTO: Cristiano Ronaldo to wear Ballon d’Or golden boots vs Bayern Munich

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PHOTO: Cristiano Ronaldo to wear Ballon d'Or golden boots vs Bayern Munich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo will be wearing his golden Ballon d'Or boots tonight against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League semi final at the Santiago Bernebeu.

Real Madrid's talismanic Portuguese attacker missed the last four games for Los Blancos, including the Copa Del Ray final against Barcelona last week.

Manchester United set to beat Chelsea for £30m defender

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Manchester United set to beat Chelsea for £30m defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have won the race to sign Luke Shaw, according to reports from The Guardian, and a large share of credit goes to ex-manager David Moyes for securing the deal in place.

The 18-year-old has had a fantastic campaign for Southampton this season and could be a part of Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup in Brazil.

Manchester United and Arsenal set to miss out on highly rated Spanish star

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Manchester United and Arsenal set to miss out on highly rated Spanish star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League giants Manchester United and Arsenal are set to be disappointed in their pursuit of highly rated Sevilla defender Federico Fazio as the Argentine claims that he is happy at the Andalusian club.

Arsenal in talks to sign the ‘next’ Cristiano Ronaldo

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Arsenal in talks to sign the 'next' Cristiano Ronaldo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are in talks to sign Portuguese wonder kidGoncalo Guedes from Benfica in the summer, according to the Guardian.

The 17 year old has come up the ranks from Benfica's youth system, with Arsene Wenger believed to be interested in the player who has been dubbed the 'next Cristiano Ronaldo'.

Will Cech injury mean an early Chelsea return for Courtois?

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Will Cech injury mean an early Chelsea return for Courtois? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Standing at the opposite end of the pitch, Thibaut Courtois will probably not have had a particularly good view of the injury sustained by Chelsea's Peter Cech early in the Champions League semi-final at the Vicente Calderon stadium last night.

Ayre reveals Liverpool’s summer transfer plans

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Ayre reveals Liverpool's summer transfer plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer will be massive for Liverpool. Simply massive.

Before the season started, finishing in top four was the main priority but Liverpool have exceeded all expectations andare now assured of at least third place in the league.

Chelsea looking to hijack €45m Manchester United target?

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Chelsea looking to hijack €45m Manchester United target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The William Carvalho transfer saga is getting interesting now. If the reports are to be believed scouts of top European clubs are spending their valuable time watching him week after week.

He is a young solid defensive midfielder who is technically sound and has been in tremendous form so, ticks all the boxes you need.

Chelsea Player Ratings vs Atletico Madrid – Mikel and Cole superb

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Chelsea Player Ratings vs Atletico Madrid Mikel and Cole superb - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea battled to a goalless draw in the Spanish capital against Atletico Madrid tonight, with Jose Mourinho's side 90 minutes away from a place in the Champions League final in Lisbon.

The Blues defended strongly throughout the encounter, and although many will claim Chelsea 'parked the bus tonight', there can be no denying the merits of keeping Atletico Madrid from scoring in the Vicente Calderon, something only Barcelona and Real Madrid have managed to do this season before tonight.

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea: Key Observations As The Blues Battle To A Draw

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Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea: Key Observations As The Blues Battle To A Draw - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi final at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday night.

Neither side grabbed the tie by the scruff of the neck as they cancelled each other out.

Man City dreaming of a Terry-Kompany partnership?

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Man City dreaming of a Terry-Kompany partnership? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Approaching the summer transfer window, where rumours appear more than stars in the sky, an interesting and unexpected one has emerged concerning Chelsea skipper John Terry. According to the Daily Mail, Man City are scheming a cheeky little move to pinch a highly experienced individual from under the noses of one of their closest rivals.

Chelsea plan shock move for Arsenal defender

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Chelsea plan shock move for Arsenal defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are lining up a shock move for Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen in the summer according to reports in the Guardian.

We had earlier reported that the Belgian is well on the radar of Italian side Napoli as he has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal thanks to mercurial rise of the centre back defensive partnership of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.

Arsenal: Bitter Premier League rivals gunning for key French duo?

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Arsenal: Bitter Premier League rivals gunning for key French duo? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are hoping that they can tie down star defender Laurent Koscielny to a new contract, having opened negotiations with the Frenchman on the weekend, but the saga of Bacary Sagna is trundling on, with Liverpool and Manchester City among the clubs watching proceedings with interest.

Martinez plots move for £12m Manchester United midfielder

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Martinez plots move for £12m Manchester United midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is plotting an audacious move for Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley in the summer.

According to James Ducker of The Times, Everton are prepared to offer£8 million for the England international, as Martinez has identified Cleverley as the prime summer transfer target alongside striker Romelu Lukaku, who has joined on loan this season from Chelsea.

Barcelona still eager to move for €35m Chelsea star

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Barcelona still eager to move for €35m Chelsea star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona are confident the two-year transfer ban imposed on them will soon be lifted, and have targeted David Luiz of Chelsea yet again.

The Mirror reported couple of days back that Barcelonaofficials are now so convinced of at least a temporary reprieve and hence they've started actively negotiating for players.

CONFIRMED: Manchester United sack David Moyes

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CONFIRMED: Manchester United sack David Moyes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

David Moyes has been sacked as the Manchester United manager, with the club confirming early this morning that Moyes has left the club after less than a year in charge.

It is understood that club legend Ryan Giggs will be appointed as interim boss until the end of the season.

Manchester United: Five candidates to replace David Moyes

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Manchester United: Five candidates to replace David Moyes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager David Moyes has been sacked after a disastrous first season at Old Trafford, the club confirmed this morning.

Moyes signed a six-year contract with the Barclays Premier League champions last summer, but according to The Times, the Glazer family, United's owners, finally lost patience with the Scot after yet another poor, listless display in the 2-0 defeat to Everton.

Here’s my CV! David Moyes’ odds hint at swift Premier League return

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Here's my CV! David Moyes' odds hint at swift Premier League return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sacked Manchester United manager David Moyes may not be out of a job long, with Newcastle installed as the favourite destination for the deposed boss by bookmakers 'Ladbrokes', with the Scot also linked with taking over at other Premier League clubs.

Possible Chelsea Starting Line up against Atletico Madrid

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Possible Chelsea Starting Line up against Atletico Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will face La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night at the Vicente Calderon in the first leg semi-final of the Champions League.

The Blues suffered a huge blow in the Premier League title race, after they were defeated by bottom club Sunderland 2-1 at the Bridge.

Arsenal Legend wants Manchester United outcast at Emirates

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Arsenal Legend wants Manchester United outcast at Emirates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Arsenal striker and club legend Ian Wright has urged the Gunners to sign Manchester United out of favour striker Javier Hernandez in order to solve their goal scoring woes up front.

Arsenal, go and buy Hernandez from United and put him out of his misery.

Atletico v Chelsea: Four Key battles that will decide the outcome

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Atletico v Chelsea: Four Key battles that will decide the outcome - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea travel to the daunting Vicente Calderon on Tuesday night to take on Chelsea in the first leg of the mouth watering semi final in the Champions League. The Blues suffered a shock defeat on Saturday losing 2-1 to relegation threatened Sunderland which severely dented their Premier League title aspirations.

€35m Manchester United and Liverpool target uncertain on future in Italy

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€35m Manchester United and Liverpool target uncertain on future in Italy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Liverpool target and dynamic Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic is uncertain on his future in Italy according to Tutto Mercato Web.

The 24 year old who has had a sizzling season at Rome claims, "I feel good here, but still do not know what will happen.

David Moyes – “The WRONG ONE” for Manchester United

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David Moyes "The WRONG ONE" for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It takes a big man to fill big boots, and in the final analysis, I guess David Moyes simply wasn't up to the job. Whether it's true in reality or not, Manchester United have this self-imposed image of a club furnished with a success built on attacking football.

Manchester United: David Moyes on the verge of getting the sack

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Manchester United: David Moyes on the verge of getting the sack - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Twenty-six years of elegance, fame and prestige murdered in just eight months. Perhaps this is enough to sum up David Moyes' tumultuous reign at Manchester United since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer.

€40m Chelsea and Manchester United target to stay put in the summer?

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€40m Chelsea and Manchester United target to stay put in the summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea and Manchester United target Marek Hamsik is set to stay at Serie A side Napoli in the summer, the club's president Aurelio De Laurentis has revealed.

The Slovakian has undergone a torrid time at Naples since the turn of the new year, finding life tough under new boss Rafa Benitez.

Arsenal set to make an offer for Real Madrid duo?

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Arsenal set to make an offer for Real Madrid duo? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports linking Arsenal with Real Madrid pair Casemiro and Alvaro Morata have refused to go away, with TMW now claiming that the Gunners are set to make an offer for the unfavoured duo, amid rumoured interest from Inter Milan.

€45m Manchester United and Real Madrid target ‘flattered’ by foreign interests

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€45m Manchester United and Real Madrid target 'flattered' by foreign interests - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Real Madrid target Paul Pogba has claimedthat it pleases him to be on the wishlist of other clubs who are interested in his services in the summer.

Tactics: Atletico Madrid could be nightmare matchup for Chelsea

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Tactics: Atletico Madrid could be nightmare matchup for Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho and Chelsea will face a unique challenge in the Vicente Calderon in the semi-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday night, as they come up against an Atletico Madrid side whose strengths are much the same as their own; tactically disciplined, physically imposing, counter-attacking and mentally strong.

Porto ready to sell €90m duo to Manchester United

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Porto ready to sell €90m duo to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United suffered yet another defeat in the Premier League yesterday, when they lost 2-0 against Everton.

While the season has been a complete mess, Manchester United board are willing to keep their patience with manager David Moyes.

Manchester United ready to offer €30m for Barcelona midfielder?

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Manchester United ready to offer €30m for Barcelona midfielder? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are ready to try their luck again for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas and are ready to bid€30m for former Arsenal skipper.

Readers might remember that Manchester United were heavily interested in Fabregas last summer and had even lodged formal offers, but Barcelona refused to part ways with the Spain international.

Top Secret Adidas 2014 World Cup Boots and Kits

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Top Secret Adidas 2014 World Cup Boots and Kits - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The new Adidas collection press preview came to London this week, with Soccerlens granted exclusive access to some of the hottest upcoming lines from the brand, including a sneak peek at some of the most eagerly anticipated World Cup boots for this summer's showpiece event.

The Best Football Ads – featuring David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, and Ronaldo

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The Best Football Ads featuring David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, and Ronaldo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Football isn't always played on a length of grass, with eleven players, in a stadium full of packed supporters. Football, in the minds of us all, can be played on any surface, in any arena, and in a host of different ways.

Liverpool to battle Real Madrid for €40m Colombian midfielder

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Liverpool to battle Real Madrid for €40m Colombian midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are reportedly interested in young Colombian midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero, who is also targeted by Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Quintero, 21, is an attacking midfielder playing for Porto.

Is Raheem Sterling the best young player in Europe?

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Is Raheem Sterling the best young player in Europe? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Of course his club manager wants to give him lavish praise, and why shouldn't he? Brendan Rodgers has handled the young phenomenon of Raheem Sterling with accomplished skill, and the Liverpool manager will be astute enough to recognise a player who will respond positively to such public accolade, but with the 19 year old yet to take part in any European fixture, and just a couple of international caps to his name, is Rodgers' claim a little too ‘out there' certainly for the moment at least.

Manchester United star ponders Old Trafford exit

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Manchester United star ponders Old Trafford exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Just before Manchester United were humiliated by Everton yesterday, BBCreported that Danny Welbeck is considering leaving the team that he rose through the youth ranks to break into.The 23 year old is supposedly frustrated at the lack of opportunities he is getting in his preferred position.

Chelsea: Eden Hazard missed training ahead of Atletico clash

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Chelsea: Eden Hazard missed training ahead of Atletico clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has missed the opening training session ahead of the Blues' Champions League semi-final first leg tie against Atletico Madrid.

The Belgium international suffered a calf injury during Chelsea's second leg against PSG in the Champions League quarterfinal at Stamford Bridge, couple of weeks back and missed the last two league games.

PHOTO: Podolski bags brace as Arsenal stay fourth with 3-0 Hull City win

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PHOTO: Podolski bags brace as Arsenal stay fourth with 3-0 Hull City win - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lukas Podolski scored a fine brace as Arsenal brushed aside their FA Cup final opposition, Hull, by 3-0 at the KC Stadium on Sunday.

The Gunners ran out comprehensive winners as Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring for the travelling side before Podolski's brace was enough for Arsene Wenger's men to grab full three points.

Liverpool player ratings against Norwich: Sterling brilliant, Johnson anonymous

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Liverpool player ratings against Norwich: Sterling brilliant, Johnson anonymous - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's title dream if edging closer to reality as Brendan Rodgers' side now find themselves in a commanding position at the top of the Premier League table after a nervy 3-2 over Norwich on Sunday.

Sensational Palace in better form than Chelsea

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Sensational Palace in better form than Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Crystal Palace continued their majestic run of form with an away win at West Ham thanks toMile Jedinak's penalty. In their last eight games Pulis has seen his men record more points than Chelsea, with 16 compared to the "little horse's" 15.

Possible Manchester United Starting XI Next Season?

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Possible Manchester United Starting XI Next Season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's unceremonious fall from grace has been without doubt themost talked about topic throughout the course of the current Premier League season. Liverpool's rapid ascent to greatness, Manchester City retaining the Capital One Cup and Alan Pardew's epic head-buttincident have all been up there as some of the most hotly debated, tweeted and talked about events.

PHOTO: Fabio Borini celebrates his goal against Chelsea

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PHOTO: Fabio Borini celebrates his goal against Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea suffered a huge blow in the Premier League title race after losing out 2-1 at the hands of Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

As a result of the defeat, Chelsea will go 5 points behind Liverpool, should the Reds win their match against Norwich tomorrow.

Chelsea player ratings against Sunderland – Ramires poor, Matic brilliant

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Chelsea player ratings against Sunderland Ramires poor, Matic brilliant - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sunderland dealt a massive blow to Chelsea's Premier League title hopes as the Black Cats grabbed a shock 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge in the late kickoff encounter on Saturday. Samuel Eto'o had earlier given the home side an early lead before Connor Wickham pounced on a Mark Schwarzer to restore parity.

Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Three key observations as the Blues throw it all away

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Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Three key observations as the Blues throw it all away - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea's assistant coach Rui Faira became the personification of every Blues fan's raging emotions when he completely lost it right after Sunderland's winning penalty at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Hull vs Arsenal: Gunners’ Midfield Reunion Key in Cup Final Warmup

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Hull vs Arsenal: Gunners' Midfield Reunion Key in Cup Final Warmup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In a precursor to the FA Cup final, Arsenal travel to the KC Stadium tomorrow to meet Steve Bruce's overachieving Hull City.

This match should see Arsenal's fist choice midfield of Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta and Mesut Ozil reunited for the first time since the Boxing Day match against West Ham.

Liverpool: Mexican international fancies summer Premier League move

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Liverpool: Mexican international fancies summer Premier League move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have received a huge boost in their pursuit ofGuillermo Ochoa, with theAjaccio goalkeeper admitting that his future could well lie in England.

The 28-year-old Mexican is reportedly wanted by Brendan Rodgers to replace the outgoing Pepe Reina, who is expected to make his loan move to Serie A side Napoli permanent in the summer.

Manchester United continue close monitoring of €45m midfielder

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Manchester United continue close monitoring of €45m midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sporting midfielder William Carvalho is one of the hottest properties in Europe at the moment, and is being chased by several European heavyweights, including Manchester United.

United scouts have watched him a number of times, while the UK media going so far as to suggest that a deal has already been done!

Italian clubs set to battle each other for Manchester City star

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Italian clubs set to battle each other for Manchester City star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus are set to battle Inter Milan for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko in the summer according to Italian newspaper 'La Gazzetta dello Sport'.

New Inter Milan President Erik Thohir has already confirmed that theNerazzurriare looking to bring in a leading striker in the summer, with Dzeko and Fernando Torres from Chelsea being the prime targets.

Moyes to fight Chelsea and Arsenal for €40m striker?

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Moyes to fight Chelsea and Arsenal for €40m striker? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager David Moyes was in Portugal a few days back to watch BenficabeatPorto3-1 in the semi-finals ofthe Taca de Portugal.

The Red Devils have been linked with several players from the Portuguese league over the past year, andwith the presence of Moyes in the stands, the Portuguese press have indulged in the non stop activity of linking players with Manchester United.

£40m Arsenal target to stay put in the summer bar ‘extraordinary’ offer

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£40m Arsenal target to stay put in the summer bar 'extraordinary' offer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's hopes of signing Julian Draxler has sufered a major blow after Schalke chairmanClemens Tonnies revealed that it would take something 'extraordinary' for the Gunners to land the German in the summer.

Can Liverpool lure €15m Chelsea target in the summer?

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Can Liverpool lure €15m Chelsea target in the summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League heavyweights have been keeping close tabs on several players plying their trade in Portugal at the moment.

We covered two days back that Liverpool scouts were present in Portugal to watch Benfica in action against Porto.

Possible Manchester United Starting Line up against Everton

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Possible Manchester United Starting Line up against Everton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

David Moyes returns to a familiar territory at Goodison Park as Everton play hosts to Manchester United in a high voltage clash on Sunday. Roberto Martinez's side were handed a shock loss by Crystal Palace in midweek which somehow dented their Champions League aspirations.

Possible Liverpool Starting Line up against Norwich

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Possible Liverpool Starting Line up against Norwich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After a majestic 3-2 win over Manchester City at Anfield last Sunday, Premier League leaders Liverpool now travel to Carrow Road to take on relegation threatened Norwich City.

The Reds are two points clear of Chelsea at the top of the table after ten straight wins in a row and manager Brendan Rodgers knows that an eleventh triumph will put his side within touching distance of winning the title this season.

Tottenham to appoint former AC Milan manager in the summer?

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Tottenham to appoint former AC Milan manager in the summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Italian Newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Tottenham are set to appoint former AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri as their manager in the summer.

The report goes on claim that the 46 year old Tuscan has already agreed terms with terms with the North London club and is due to take charge in July.

Five strikers who could solve Chelsea’s forward dilemma

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Five strikers who could solve Chelsea's forward dilemma - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Over the course of this season Chelsea's midfield has done a sterling job of covering up for the fact that their strike force has woefully under-performed.

Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o have managed to muster just 16 goals in the Premier League between them, a figure that Liverpool's Luis Suarez has achieved almost twice over single-handedly.

Where did it all go so wrong for Tim Sherwood and Tottenham?

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Where did it all go so wrong for Tim Sherwood and Tottenham? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Google search "Tim Sherwood" and click on images. Doesn't paint a pretty picture does it and I'm not talking about the 90′s retro mullet. The photographs illustrate that the Tottenham manager's debut season in charge has been one epitomised by frustration and that has, at times, promised so much and yet produced so little.

Who should win the PFA Young Player of the Year 2014 award?

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Who should win the PFA Young Player of the Year 2014 award? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the Premier league nearing its end, the awards season is fast approaching. The nominees for the PFA Player of the Year awards havebeen revealed today, with Liverpool duo Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling fronting the Young Player of Year category.

Liverpool switch focus to Borussia Dortmund star

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Liverpool switch focus to Borussia Dortmund star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are lining up a summer move for Borussia Dortmund's left back Marcel Schmelzer in the summer, claims The Guardian.

The story was also carried by Tutto Mercato Weband German daily 'Bild', and despite the 26 year year old having a contract with the Westfalenstadion club till 2017, Liverpool are interested in the German to address their left back problems.

Chelsea and Arsenal target to stay in Germany in the summer

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Chelsea and Arsenal target to stay in Germany in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea and Arsenal have been dealt a massive blow in their pursuit of Hamburg attacking midfielderHakan Calhanoglu as the German club revealed that they won't be selling their prized asset in the summer.

Arsene Wenger: Next season, Mesut Ozil will be the Player of the Year

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Arsene Wenger: Next season, Mesut Ozil will be the Player of the Year - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated his belief that record signing Mesut Ozil will return better than ever next season, and that the German will be among the candidates for Player of the Year.

Moyes plots move for €30m Argentine midfielder

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Moyes plots move for €30m Argentine midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager David Moyes was on a scouting trip in Portugal to watchBenficabeatPorto3-1 in the semi-finals ofthe Taca de Portugal.

That the Red Devils need a central midfielder in the summer is known to all and they've been linked with several players from Portuguese league in the last 12 months, so naturally with the presence of Moyes in the stands, Portugal press are speculating whom Moyes must have scouted.

Juan Mata certain Manchester United will sign top players this summer

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Juan Mata certain Manchester United will sign top players this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United attacker Juan Mata has moved to assure fans that the club's transitional period will not effect the club in the long term, and that he fully expects top players to arrive at Old Trafford in the summer.

Manchester United show interest in French left-back

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Manchester United show interest in French left-back - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It doesn't need any rocket science to understand that a massive rebuilding work will take place next season at Manchester United. There could be a mass exodus and like wise, there could be few additions as well, with manager David Moyes will be given the funds to sculpt the squad according to his own taste.

Title Race: Chelsea have experience, Liverpool have momentum

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Title Race: Chelsea have experience, Liverpool have momentum - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The already dramatic home stretch of the English Premier League 2013-14 took another sudden twist when Sunderland, defying all pre-game expectations, held Manchester City to a 2-2 draw midweek.

Tottenham Alert – Brazilian wonderkid to terminate contract with Santos

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Tottenham Alert Brazilian wonderkid to terminate contract with Santos - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazilian wonder-kid, Neilton, who is often dubbed as 'the new Neymar' is set to terminate his contract with his current club Santos.

The president of the club, Odilio Rodriques admitted in March that the player would be leaving the club at the end of the season.

Possible Chelsea Starting Line up Against Sunderland

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Possible Chelsea Starting Line up Against Sunderland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will take on Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening looking to reclaim the top position with a victory.

The title race has taken a new twist after Manchester City lost their ground, following their 2-2 draw with the Black Cats on Wednesday night.

Will Martinez do the double over Moyes?

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Will Martinez do the double over Moyes? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Roberto Martinez has the opportunity to heap more pressure on Manchester United manager David Moyes this season. The Everton boss, who is one of the candidates for manager of the season, saw his side win at Old Trafford in the previous clash and he will be hoping for another Man Utd scalp when he welcomes them to Goodison on Sunday.

On The Attack! Liverpool dominate PFA Player’s Player of the Year nominations

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On The Attack! Liverpool dominate PFA Player's Player of the Year nominations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The candidates for the PFA Player's Player of the Year award have been revealed, with six of the Premier League's top stars for 2013/14 set to battle it out for the coveted prize.

Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup against Hull City

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Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup against Hull City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will face Hull City at the KC Stadium on Sunday, looking to consolidate their fourth position in the Premier League table.

The Gunners moved back into the top four, after they earned a convincing 3-1 victory over West Ham in the mid-week and Everton, other top four contender suffered a shock 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace.

Chelsea and Manchester United eyeing €40m Serie A superstar

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Chelsea and Manchester United eyeing €40m Serie A superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Napoli will listen to offers for captain Marek Hamsik in the summer, according to reports from Italy, with Chelsea and Manchester United both said to be interested in the Slovakian international.

Top Five Candidates for the Premier League Manager of the Season

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Top Five Candidates for the Premier League Manager of the Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We are just four game weeks away from the epic conclusion of what has been a nervy, jaw-dropping and gut wrenching Premier League season.

With several managerial changes earlier in the summer, we have witnessed tactical advancements this season which would surely be etched in our minds forever.

Liverpool scouts spy €60m worth Benfica trio

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Liverpool scouts spy €60m worth Benfica trio - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We reported earlier today that Manchester United manager David Moyes was in Portugallast night to watchBenficabeatPorto3-1 in the semi-finals ofthe Taca de Portugal.

Liverpool scouts were also present yesterday and according to Portugal newspaper O Jogo, they were scouting three players from Benfica.

Why Arsenal Must Keep Faith With Lukas Podolski

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Why Arsenal Must Keep Faith With Lukas Podolski - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lukas Podolski is the an intriguing piece in the Arsenal puzzle as they fight towards Champions League football next season.

He is concurrently the Gunner's most potent offensive threat and biggest defensive liability.

Arsenal star on his way out in the summer?

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Arsenal star on his way out in the summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen might be on his way out of Emirates in the summer as a possible move to Rafa Benitez's Napoli looms large in the summer, claims TMW.

The Belgian has fallen out of favour and is down the pecking order at Arsenal as manager Arsene Wenger has persisted with the impressive central defensive partnership of Per Mertesacker and Laurient Koscielny this season.

Liverpool set to rival Arsenal for Belgian starlet

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Liverpool set to rival Arsenal for Belgian starlet - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are set to battle Arsenal for Belgian under 21 striker Divock Origi, the teenager who plies his trade at French side Lille.

The 18 year old has scored five goals in 25 appearances in the French Ligue One and his growing reputation has attracted major Premier League clubs.

Revitalised Ligue 1 star flattered by Manchester United link

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Revitalised Ligue 1 star flattered by Manchester United link - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lille defender Simon Kjaer says that while he is flattered with the reports linking him with a move to Manchester United, he is fully focused on playing for the Ligue 1 side, and wants to ensure they qualify for next season's Champions League.

Liverpool in pole position to sign €24m Manchester United target

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Liverpool in pole position to sign €24m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are in pole position to sign Fiorentina's Colombian wizard Juan Cuadrado in the summer, claims Tutto Mercato Web.

The Colombian has attracted interest from a number of European giants, following his impressive performances forVincenzo Montella's side this season.

£30m Manchester United & Chelsea target to decide his future before World Cup

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£30m Manchester United & Chelsea target to decide his future before World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luke Shaw has emerged as one of the hottest properties in England this season. The highly rated Southampton left-back has been in sensational form this season andlooks a likely candidate for Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup in Brazil, after making his debut for England in February.

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Video Game Review

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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Video Game Review - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Yes, the 2014 World Cup video game is not on next-generation consoles. And that's too bad. But on the XBOX360 and PS3, there are few games finer than this one.

When EA Sports announced that they were not making their World Cup game for the Xbox One and PS4, they were always going to be putting themselves in a public relations hole.

Manchester United Transfer: €110m worth of players scouted by Moyes

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Manchester United Transfer: €110m worth of players scouted by Moyes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager David Moyes has been on a scouting mission again. He has been to Italy and Germany before, and now reports emerging that he was in Portugal last night to watch Benfica beat Porto 3-1 in the semi-finals ofthe Taca de Portugal.

PHOTO: Ronaldo comforts Messi after the Copa del Rey final

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PHOTO: Ronaldo comforts Messi after the Copa del Rey final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Gareth Bale has his first trophy as a Real Madrid player, after the Los Blancos earned a 2-1 victory in the final of the Copa del Rey against arch rivals Barcelona.

Madrid took an early lead through Angel di Maria, but Barcelona restored parity through MarcBartra, who in his first ever 'Clasico' scored through a brilliant header.

Arsenal Team News: Gibbs Out, Ozil could Return

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Arsenal Team News: Gibbs Out, Ozil could Return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal received a huge boost in their race for finishing in the top four yesterday, as Everton lost 3-2 at the hands of Crystal Palace at Goodison Park.

Everton's loss leaves Arsenal in 4th place, one point above the Toffees, and although Wenger is pleased with the league position, the Frenchman says "there's a lot of work to do for us.

Top 5 Gareth Bale Goals For Real Madrid – Welsh Saint Earns His Spurs

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Top 5 Gareth Bale Goals For Real Madrid Welsh Saint Earns His Spurs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Gareth Bale's stunning solo goal late last night won Real Madrid the Copa del Rey, disposing of arch-rivals Barcelona in the most dramatic of fashions.

It was a goal to remind the world of Bale's effortless genius; a goal to add to his growing number of special strikes; and a goal to permanently endear him to the army of Madrid faithful, who may have even begun to doubt him since his move to the Spanish capital.

Scouting Julian Draxler – Arsenal’s next transfer signing?

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Scouting Julian Draxler Arsenal's next transfer signing? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

NAME: Julian Draxler

AGE: 20

POSITION: Attacking left midfielder

CLUB: Schalke

NATIONALITY: Germany

MARKET VALUE: £26,500,000 (source: Transfermarkt)

WANTED BY: Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Chelsea

Signed by current club Schalke at the age of eight, Julian Draxler is fast becoming Europe's hottest prospects.

Can Everton beat Arsenal to 4th and help Liverpool win the league?

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Can Everton beat Arsenal to 4th and help Liverpool win the league? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton have been one of the surprise packages of the season, and their rise to challenging for a Champions League place has been just as dramatic as Arsenal's fall from grace from the very top the Premier League standings.

Are Bayern Munich right to dump Mandzukic for Lewandowski?

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Are Bayern Munich right to dump Mandzukic for Lewandowski? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It was announced in January, after already poaching Mario Gotze from Borussia Dortmund, that star striker Robert Lewandowski would leave the club in the summer on a free transfer destination Bavaria.

Liverpool star ‘happy’ to stay at Anfield

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Liverpool star 'happy' to stay at Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Out of favour Liverpool striker Iago Aspas is happy to stay at Liverpool in the summer. Aspas' agent Jose Baster in an interview with Gianluca Di Marzio staff writer Fabrizio Romano claimed that his agentwill not leave the club and is happy with life at Merseyside.

How Arsenal and Everton’s battle for fourth could decide the Premier League title race

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How Arsenal and Everton's battle for fourth could decide the Premier League title race - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton have been one of the surprise packages of the season, and their rise to challenging for a Champions League place has been just as dramatic as Arsenal's fall from grace from the very top the Premier League standings.

Manchester United given hope in the chase for €40m midfielder

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Manchester United given hope in the chase for €40m midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This month, two national newspapers of UK, The Guardian and The Mirror, both covered the transfer situation of Manchester United target Toni Kroos.

Kroos is one of the top midfielders in the world at the moment and certainly one of the key players for the reigning European Champions.

Manchester United miss out on yet another midfield target

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Manchester United miss out on yet another midfield target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have missed out on Borussia Dortmund midfielderIlkay Gundogan, who has committed his future to the German club, by signing a new contract that will keep him at the club till 2016.

Liverpool told to pay €35m to land Chelsea target

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Liverpool told to pay €35m to land Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have shown a keen interest in Benfica's highly rated midfielderLazar Markovic, who is also a reported target of Chelsea.

The Daily Mail reported in March, that Liverpool have sent chief scout Barry Hunter to Ireland to watchSerbia's 2-1 win over Republic of Ireland, in which Markovic played 75 minutes.

The case for Arsenal’s defence remains unproven

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The case for Arsenal's defence remains unproven - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Until a few months ago, the Franco-German axis of Laurent Koscielney and Per Mertesacker appeared to have resolved the defensive frailty at the heart of the Gunners' back line, but a few injuries and an apparent lost cohesion, now seems to have reinstalled a problem that Arsene Wenger may have thought he had solved.

Arsenal and Manchester United dealt blow in pursuit of French star

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Arsenal and Manchester United dealt blow in pursuit of French star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Olympique Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons in the summer. Reports in Italy claim that Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is already claimingthe signature of the Lyon captain.

Manchester United flop to secure permanent move to Italy in the summer

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Manchester United flop to secure permanent move to Italy in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United flop Anderson is looking to secure a permanent move to Fiorentina after his loan expires in the summer, claims talkSPORT.

The Brazilian was brought to Old Trafford by former manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2007 but failed to live up to his reputation in a United jersey.

Manchester United and Liverpool target to stay in Spain

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Manchester United and Liverpool target to stay in Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Liverpool target Ruben Pardo is close to signing a new deal with Real Sociedad which will keep him at the club till 2019, according to Spanish daily Marca.

The Spanish under 21 star is one of the most sought after stars in Europe with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal all being interested according to reports.

Manchester City star to reject Inter Milan in the summer

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Manchester City star to reject Inter Milan in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The agent of Manchester City midfielder Javi Garcia has claimed that the Spaniard is set to stay at the club beyond the summer.

Garcia has fallen down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium with manager Manuel Pellegrini opting to prefer Yaya Toure and Fernandino as the double pivot in his favoured 4-2-3-1 setup.

Arsenal to make summer move for €15m defender

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Arsenal to make summer move for €15m defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are set to pursue their interest of Olympic Marseille defender Nikolas N'Koulou in the summer, according to French daily Le 10 Sport.

It is believed that Arsene Wenger is set to make a central defender one of his top priority signings and with Bacary Sagna and Thomas Vermaelen set to leave, Wenger wants to bringthe 24 year old Cameroonian to the Emirates in the coming summer.

PHOTO: Luis Suarez with the JUSTICE scarf

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PHOTO: Luis Suarez with the JUSTICE scarf - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Liverpool and Everton football club paid the respectby holding a memorial service to remember the 96 innocent souls, who lost their lives on April 15, 1989.

Manchester United offer £260,000 a week for €40m midfielder

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Manchester United offer £260,000 a week for €40m midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester Unitedare offering Toni Kroos £260,000 a week to lure the midfielder away from Bayern Munich in the summer, according to reports from The Guardian.

The Red Devils manager David Moyes understands that getting the midfielder will be difficult, especially if Bayern maintain their stance that he is not for sale, but has not given up the hope.

PHOTO: Jack Wilshere back in training for Arsenal

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PHOTO: Jack Wilshere back in training for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Good news for the Arsenal and England fans Jack Wilshere is back in training.

The 22-year-old England midfieldersuffered a hairline foot fracture in England's friendly against Denmark last monthand fears were rife the England international could be forced to miss the rest of the season as also the World Cup in Brazil.

Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup vs West Ham + Prediction

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Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup vs West Ham + Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After needing a penalty shootout to overcome Wigan Athletic in the semi finals of the FA Cup on Saturday, Arsenal now turn their focus in the Premier League as they play hosts to West Ham United at the Emirates on Tuesday night.

Real Madrid to rival Manchester United for €45m midfield sensation

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Real Madrid to rival Manchester United for €45m midfield sensation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid are set to rival Manchster United for€45m rated Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho in the summer.

Reports from Le 10 Sport claim that Realsent scouts to watch Carvalho in action as Sporting took onGil Vicente in the weekend.

Manchester United to use Kagawa as bait for €35m midfield maestro

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Manchester United to use Kagawa as bait for €35m midfield maestro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been linked with a summer move for Napoli star Marek Hamsik in a deal that could see Shinji Kagawa move to Italy.

The Slovakian had signed a new deal with the Naples side last year, but he has struggled to libe up to his standards under new manager Rafa Benitez.

Liverpool: Argentine dazzler edging towards bizarre Real Madrid move

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Liverpool: Argentine dazzler edging towards bizarre Real Madrid move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool target Juan Iturbe looks like he is heading to Real Madrid, but only if a odd course of events take place during the summer transfer window.

Iturbe, 20, is currently on loan to Serie A side Hellas Verona from Porto, where he has caught the eye with a number of dazzling attacking displays.

Gerrard: It was not tears of joy, but of pain

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Gerrard: It was not tears of joy, but of pain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We all saw that. We all were touched by that gesture. By we, I didn't mean Liverpool fans only, but everyone who saw Reds skipper Steven Gerrard almost in tears after Liverpool's 3-2 victory against Manchester City last Sunday, which arguably was their most important victory of the season till now.

World Cup 2014: Who should make the England squad this summer?

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World Cup 2014: Who should make the England squad this summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's getting very close! With just over 57 days left to wait until the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, talk has now centred around the possible England squad for the tournament, with a host of dark horses now being mentioned alongside the nailed-on candidates.

Cech: Let’s see if Liverpool can jump the final hurdle

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Cech: Let's see if Liverpool can jump the final hurdle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After Liverpool's emphatic triumph on Sunday over Manchester City, the Reds have moved two points clear at the top of the Premier League table, with just four games left to play. Their destiny lies in their own hands now, but as with the nature of the Premier League, we can still expect a few surprises till the end of the season.

Liverpool showing interest in highly rated Belgian wonderkid

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Liverpool showing interest in highly rated Belgian wonderkid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Belgium is rapidly emerging as one of the powerhouses in Europe. The new generation of Belgian superstars are plying their trade in Europe's top football league and clubs, and everyone is expecting a strong performance from them in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

Simeone: Diego Costa can join Chelsea

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Simeone: Diego Costa can join Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Only couple of days back, Spanish newspaper El Confidencial claimed that Chelsea had agreed a deal to sign Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, and now coach Diego Simeone has clearly stated that he won't stop the Spain international joining the London club in summer.

Midfield powerhouse claims he could be a Liverpool player next season

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Midfield powerhouse claims he could be a Liverpool player next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame still reckons he's on Liverpool's transfer hit-list, with the Senegalese international refusing to rule out a summer move to the Premier League leaders.

Chelsea and Arsenal looking to raid Merseyside for star duo

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Chelsea and Arsenal looking to raid Merseyside for star duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton's 19-year-old defender John Stones is attracting interest from both Chelsea and Arsenal, joining teammate Ross Barkley on the London clubs' respective transfer agendas for the summer.

Stones has emerged as a real gem for the high flying Toffees this season, filling in for the injured Phil Jagielka for seven consecutive games now; a run that has seen Everton not drop a single point, and climb above Arsenal into fourth place in the Premier League.

Can Chelsea stop the Liverpool juggernaut?

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Can Chelsea stop the Liverpool juggernaut? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With only a handful of games left to play, this season's Premier League title race looks set to go to the wire, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all still in the running to be crowned kings of England.

Red hot Liverpool star targeted by Real Madrid BUT…

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Red hot Liverpool star targeted by Real Madrid BUT... - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is on Real Madrid's wish-list in the coming summer according toGianluca Di Marzio's notable staff journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The Brazilian has been in superb form for the Reds this season with six goals and five assists to his credit in 26 appearances this season.

Manchester United and Manchester City target hints at summer move

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Manchester United and Manchester City target hints at summer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Manchester City have both been given a boost after their target Alessio Cerci claimed that he will decide on his future in the summer.

Liverpool target Premier League title and World Cup

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Liverpool target Premier League title and World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It has been quite a year for underdogs. Atletico Madrid have bombed to the very top of La Liga ahead of giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, while Roma have shot up Serie A this season to second.

Liverpool are arguably the pick of the bunch however, with Brendan Rodgers' side on course for a first Premier League title since 1990, as their explosive brand of devil-may-care attacking prowess continues to blow teams away.

Liverpool £16m target reveals conversation with Rodgers

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Liverpool £16m target reveals conversation with Rodgers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Yehven Konoplyanka today confirmed that Brendan Rodgers personally contacted him in January, and that he is 'a Liverpool fan' in the Premier League title race.

After failing to make a January move to Premier League leaders Liverpool, who beat rivals Manchester City in dramatic fashion on Sunday, Konoplyanka has revealed that he spoke to Rodgers, and that the interest was serious,

"I got to know BrendanRodgers, we spoke a bit, about each other, got to know each other.

Done Deal? Chelsea Agree to Sign €60m striker

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Done Deal? Chelsea Agree to Sign €60m striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Well, it's time for another bombshell from the Spanish media.

Over the past 12 months, we at Soccerlens have lost count of the number of times, British tabloids and newspapers reported Chelsea's interest in Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, with many claiming their stories (how silly it looks) as 'Exclusive'.

Why Arsenal must win the FA Cup

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Why Arsenal must win the FA Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lukas Podolski feels that winning the FA Cup will be a huge boost for Arsenal but the club's first priority should be top four finish in the league.

The German international says, it would be a "disaster" for the Gunners, should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Chelsea & Arsenal to miss out on £34m striker?

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Chelsea & Arsenal to miss out on £34m striker? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Italy, Serie A giants Roma have targeted Porto striker Jackson Martinez, who is a reported target of Premier League duo Chelsea and Arsenal.

The 27-year-old striker is enjoying a good campaign with Porto, where he netted 18 league goals so far.

Arsenal set to rival Inter Milan for £28m rated striker

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Arsenal set to rival Inter Milan for £28m rated striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are set to rival Serie A side Inter Milan for Benfica starlet Rodrigo Moreno in the summer. The Gunners are willing to splurge the cash for the Spaniard who is rated at£28m according to reports.

Five observations as Chelsea edge out Swansea City

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Five observations as Chelsea edge out Swansea City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are firmly in this enthralling title race, contrary to Jose Mourinho's protestations, moving two points behind leaders Liverpool with a typical Chelsea display, grinding out a crucial result through Demba Ba's lone strike.

PHOTO: Steven Gerrard in tears after the match

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PHOTO: Steven Gerrard in tears after the match - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Steven Gerrard was is tears after the match, asLiverpool moved one step closer to clinching the Premier League title for the first time since 1990, after they defeated Manchester City 3-2 at the Anfield.

Anfield soaked in a special occasion today, as the Reds fans remembered the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.

Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City: The Player Ratings

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Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City: The Player Ratings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-2 in an exhilarating encounter at Anfield, with Brendan Rodgers' side moving five points clear at the top of the table.

Liverpool were nothing short of sensational in an action packed first half, with Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel putting them two goals to the good, while City lost key player Yaya Toure to injury.

Arsenal vs Wigan: The huge importance of Mertesacker’s equalising goal

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Arsenal vs Wigan: The huge importance of Mertesacker's equalising goal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is rather fortuitous that Per Mertesacker stooped low to head past the dive of the imperious Scott Carson and cancel out Jordi Gomez's composed penalty. He is a man of very little goals, scoring at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the season and in an international friendly against England where he captained Germany at Wembley.

CONFIRMED: Liverpool vs Manchester City Lineups

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CONFIRMED: Liverpool vs Manchester City Lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool host title rivals Manchester City this afternoon in what will be a defining match in this Premier League season.

Liverpool currently lead the way in the league with 74 points, but City are right behind them on 70, crucially with two games in hand.

Five observations as Arsenal edge past Wigan to reach FA Cup final

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Five observations as Arsenal edge past Wigan to reach FA Cup final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal held their nerve to beat Wigan Athletic on penalties and book their place in the FA Cup final, having been held to a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes.

Per Mertesacker restored parity minutes before the final whistle after Jordi Gomez's spot kick had given the Latics a shock lead just after the hour.

Liverpool-Manchester City combined XI – Who makes the lineup?

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Liverpool-Manchester City combined XI Who makes the lineup? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City will face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, a match that will have a major sayon who wins the Premier League title.

A win would take Liverpool seven points clear of Manchester City, though they have played two games more, while a win for City will make them clear favourites for the title.

Arsenal target open to Napoli move in the summer

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Arsenal target open to Napoli move in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Swansea city captain Ashley Williams is reportedly open to a move to Napoli in the Serie A, if the Italian side make an approach for his services in the summer.

Reports in Italy claimed that Napoli manager Rafa Benitez is keen to bring the 29 year old to Naples, after the defender impressed during Swansea's clash with Napoli in the Europa League, which the Partenopei won 3-1on aggregate over two legs.

Stricken Chelsea and Arsenal target to stay in Italy?

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Stricken Chelsea and Arsenal target to stay in Italy? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea and Arsenal targetStephan El Shaarawy is set to stay in Italy and will not leave AC Milan in the summer, according to talkSPORT.

The Italian striker suffered a metatarasal fracture at the start of this season and after undergoing operation in December, the 21 year old is now back to full training.

Liverpool interested in £35m Manchester United target

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Liverpool interested in £35m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League giants Liverpool have joined the race to sign Toni Kroos in the summer.

According to Oliver Kay, Liverpool are interested in signing Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich, butthe possibility of bringing the midfielder to Merseyside looks highly unlikely due to the money involved.

Arsenal join race for unsettled Real midfielder

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Arsenal join race for unsettled Real midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Having regrettably dropped out of the Premier League title race in recent weeks, Arsenal have joined a differing race one for the signature of unsettled Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro.

The Brazil international has been used sparingly by Real manager Carlo Ancelotti this season, and according to Portuguese publication O Jogo, the prospect of a summer move is perfectly feasible, with Arsenal now joining the list of potential suitors for his signature.

Arsenal: Wenger fighting everyday for Arsenal trophy glory

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Arsenal: Wenger fighting everyday for Arsenal trophy glory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has today insisted his side are motivated to go all the way and win the FA Cup this season, and that he is fighting everyday to bring the glory days back to North London.

Arsenal: Wenger pushing hard for Real Madrid superstar

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Arsenal: Wenger pushing hard for Real Madrid superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to TMW, Arsene Wenger is continuing to pursue Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas, and wants to move for the struggling star this summer.

The report, which cites 'fichajes.com' as its source, claims that the Arsenal boss is keen on the 32-year-old, who has seen his stock plummet at Madrid over the past two years.

Liverpool vs Man City: Preview, Team News, and Prediction

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Liverpool vs Man City: Preview, Team News, and Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will take on Manchester City this Sunday in an absolutely colossal Premier League encounter at Anfield.

With five to play, Liverpool top the league with 74 points, but City are right behind them on 70 with two games in hand.

Bundesliga giants snap up Arsenal and Manchester United target

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Bundesliga giants snap up Arsenal and Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have seemingly missed out on a potential summer target, with news coming in today that Borussia Dortmund have sealed an €8m agreement to sign Freiburg's Matthias Ginter.

According to German newspaper 'Bild', Dortmund have stolen ahead of the Gunners for the 20-year-old, who was also a reported target for Manchester United.

REVEALED: Liverpool stars unveil 2014/15 home kit

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REVEALED: Liverpool stars unveil 2014/15 home kit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League leaders Liverpool have revealed their new home kit for the 2014/15 season, with a host of star names present for the official unveiling in the city centre.

Kolo Toure, Simon Mignolet, Phillipe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson revealed the new 2014/15 kit in what was Liverpool and manufacturer Warrior's very first live kit unveiling, with the players emerging from giant red containers placed at the Liverpool One shopping centre.

Southampton boss Pochettino coy over Tottenham switch

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Southampton boss Pochettino coy over Tottenham switch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has made it clear that he wants to keep managing in the Premier League, but the Argentine has not committed his future to Southampton.

Speaking to talkSPORT, the Southampton boss refused to exclude the possibility of him leaving the club, but wants to put all talk on hold for the remainder of the current campaign,

"At the end of the season I will be speaking with the club regarding a new contract.

Chelsea ready to bid £25m for Colombian sensation

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Chelsea ready to bid £25m for Colombian sensation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League giants Chelsea are ready to test Porto's resolve with a£25m bid for star striker Jackson Martinez in the summer, claim talkSPORT.

The Colombian is reportedly unsettled in Portugal and will reconsider his future in May despite having a contract till 2016 with the club.

Agent hints at summer move for Liverpool & Arsenal target

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Agent hints at summer move for Liverpool & Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It was only a few weeks ago when Arsenal and Liverpool, along with Manchester City and Chelsea, were fighting for the Premier League title.Arsene Wenger has ruefully dropped out of that battle in recent weeks, but the Frenchman is eager to shake off the competition posed by Brendan Rodgers for the signature of Sevilla's Federico Fazio.

Going to the World Cup? Get a retro football shirt

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Going to the World Cup? Get a retro football shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Even David Cameron thinks Nike are charging too much for a new England World Cup shirt. The 90-pound price tag has turned off many England fans, and the Prime Minister is among them: A spokesman for Cameron said, "Does he agree with Helen Grant that £90 is a great deal of money for a replica shirt?

Chelsea: Fernando Torres watched by Inter Milan supremo

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Chelsea: Fernando Torres watched by Inter Milan supremo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italian giants Inter Milan are continuing their pursuit of Chelsea's misfiring striker Fernando Torres, and look likely to make a summer move for the Spaniard, according to talkSPORT.

Chelsea to face Atletico Madrid in Champions League semi-final

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Chelsea to face Atletico Madrid in Champions League semi-final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will play Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The Blues were drawn against the Spanish side during a lavish ceremony this morning in Switzerland, with Real Madrid thrown up against current Champions League holders Bayern Munich in the other semi-final.

Soccerlens Focus: Arsene Wenger vs Brendan Rodgers

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Soccerlens Focus: Arsene Wenger vs Brendan Rodgers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and Arsenal are undoubtedly two of English football's most well known and well respected giants, with the duo having won a plethora of accolades throughout history. Along with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City, they are considered to be at the very top of the footballing ladder in England, with playing and managerial staff at the highest level of quality.

Former Liverpool star eyes reunion with Rafa Benitez

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Former Liverpool star eyes reunion with Rafa Benitez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italian side Napoli are keen to bring in Real Madrid's right wing back Alavaro Arbeloa in the summer, claims talksport.

Manager Rafa Benitez is keen to reunite withArebeloa, with whom he worked during his tenure at Liverpool.

After Munich, is David Moyes facing a Manchester United meltdown?

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After Munich, is David Moyes facing a Manchester United meltdown? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Overcoming the European Champions and probably currently the best club side in the world was never going to be an easy task. If United could have achieved it however, it would have given their season, and the beleaguered manager, a massive boost.

Arsenal Injury Boost: Star midfielder FINALLY set for full return this weekend

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Arsenal Injury Boost: Star midfielder FINALLY set for full return this weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Stricken Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to return to action this weekend in the FA Cup semi final against Wigan, with boss Arsene Wenger delivering some much needed good news today for Gunners fans everywhere.

Liverpool: Young Dutch star should move to Anfield in the summer

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Liverpool: Young Dutch star should move to Anfield in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

FeyenoordTechnical director Martin van Geel has admitted22-year-old centre back Stefan De Vrij could be sold in the summer.

Premier League clubs are on red alert afterFeyenoord's technical director, Martin va Geel told 'Algemeen Dagblad' that contract talks with Stefan De Vrij have stalled till after the World Cup:

"Talks have stopped and we will wait for the summer.

Atletico Madrid attacker reveals his love for Liverpool…AGAIN!

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Atletico Madrid attacker reveals his love for Liverpool...AGAIN! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While Liverpool have certainly won many neutrals over this season with their stunning brand of attacking football, one Atletico Madrid star has been a long-serving fan of the club from afar, and if Brendan Rodgers decides to go for it, Arda Turan could well be on his way to Merseyside this summer.

Southampton’s Uruguayan star keen on Serie A return

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Southampton's Uruguayan star keen on Serie A return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Gaston Ramirez to quit set to quit Southampton for Serie A Giantsthis summer as a replacement for MLS bound Kaka, the player's agent revealed.

The 23 year old signed for the Saints in the summer of 2012 from Bologna for £13.

Manchester United player ratings vs Bayern – Carrick poor, Welbeck determined

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Manchester United player ratings vs Bayern Carrick poor, Welbeck determined - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich bore the look of a sleeping bear, waiting to be poked. They had been unusually flat but characteristically superior in possession, but after Evra's stunning effort, beating Manuel Neuer with a flying strike, Bayern immediately upgraded.

Bayern Munich 3-1 Manchester United: Five observations

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Bayern Munich 3-1 Manchester United: Five observations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich endured a shock Manchester United lead in the second half but turned the game on its head as the Bavarians ran out 3-1 winners at the Allianz Arena. Patrice Evra gave United the lead with a thunderous effort but Mario Mandzukic restored parity seconds later.

Cazorla: Arsenal lack winning mentality

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Cazorla: Arsenal lack winning mentality - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Santi Cazorla has admitted he will look to leave Arsenal unless the club start winning trophies according to ESPN.

Santi Cazorlain an interview with Sport 360today revealed that he would want to return to Spain if Arsenal don't start winning trophies.

Arsenal crisis: Magic hat fades as Wenger flounders

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Arsenal crisis: Magic hat fades as Wenger flounders - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Shortly after Arsenal lost to Aston Villa at the Emirates on the opening day of this campaign, thanks to some dubious refereeing not for the last time from Anthony Taylor, this very writer filed a piece about the Arsenal boss's shortcomings as a evolutionary and revolutionary manager in 2013 and questioned the Arsenal chief's ability to take Arsenal any further forward.

Bild: False rumour on €40m Manchester United target

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Bild: False rumour on €40m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Professor of University of Bedfordshire, Garry Whannel, coined a term 'vortexuality'. Don't get confused with the term. It means, modern media outlets (be it new media or old media) have a tendency to regurgitate any hot topics, until the news revolves like a vortex.

Liverpool eye move for £7m Manchester City star

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Liverpool eye move for £7m Manchester City star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Micah Richards has decided to leave Etihad at the end of the season after turning down a new contract and pay rise according to Daniel Taylor of the Guardian.

Micah Richards will leave Manchester City as their longest serving player after lack of first team appearances.

Manchester United plan double raid on Fiorentina in the summer

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Manchester United plan double raid on Fiorentina in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are planning a double raid on Fiorentina as manager David Moyes looks to snap up Juan Cuadrado and Borja Valero from theItalian sidein the summer.

Chelsea player ratings v PSG – Willian & Cech outstanding

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Chelsea player ratings v PSG Willian & Cech outstanding - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho ignited fond memories of his touchline sprint ten years ago. Stamford Bridge erupted in delirium. Chelsea were through, thanks hugely to their refusal to give in and keep going.

Demba Ba, criticized incorrectly at times season, guided home Eto'o's deflected strike.

PHOTO: David Luiz celebrates with a selfie with Willian & Eto’o

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PHOTO: David Luiz celebrates with a selfie with Willian & Eto'o - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

What a night at Stamford Bridge!

Chelsea trailing by 3-1 from first leg, produced a sensational performance and reached the semi finals of the Champions League after beating French giants PSG 2-0, winning on away goal rule.

PHOTO: Demba Ba takes Chelsea to Champions League semi-final

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PHOTO: Demba Ba takes Chelsea to Champions League semi-final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho never lost a Champions League quarter final before. And he maintained the record yet again, as Chelsea reached the semi-finals after beating PSG 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, in a thrilling encounter.

Champions League round up: Chelsea and Real Madrid in the semi finals

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Champions League round up: Chelsea and Real Madrid in the semi finals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A glittering Stamford Bridge witnessed a sumptuous Chelsea display as Jose Mourinho's side advanced through to the semi finals of the Champions League after a 2-0 win over PSG.

Andre Schurrle opened the scoring for the home team with a well taken goal but it was unlikeliest of heroes Demba Ba who somehow managed to knock ascruffy ball into the left corner.

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United: Preview, Likely Line-Ups & Prediction

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Bayern Munich vs Manchester United: Preview, Likely Line-Ups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Quarterfinal, Bayern Munich vs Manchester United

Wednesday 09/04/2014, 20:45, Champions League

After a pulsating 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last week, holders Bayern Munich are well placed to advance to the semi finals of the Champions League in midweek.

La Liga giant favourites to land £25m Chelsea & Arsenal target?

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La Liga giant favourites to land £25m Chelsea & Arsenal target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mario Mandzukicis in-demand. Despite registering 17 goals in this season's Bundesliga, a move away from Bayern Munich is looking increasingly feasible.

Pep Guardiola is reportedly dissatisfied with theBundesliga's leading goalscorer, joint top with Lewandowski,and with the arrival of Borussia Dortmund's Polish striker imminent, Mandzukicis expected to depart the Allianz Arena this summer, possibly to Real Madrid.

Three Free Agents Liverpool could sign in the summer

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Three Free Agents Liverpool could sign in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool may or may not win the Premier League this season, but the Reds are certain to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to spend big money to sign marquee names to bolster his squad, but he may also go for one or two cheaper options as well.

Manchester United to pull their socks for €18m Roma defender?

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Manchester United to pull their socks for €18m Roma defender? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League Giants Manchester United have joined a host of clubs for Italian side AS Roma's 26 year old defender Mehdi Benatia, claims talksport.

We had earlier reported that United Boss David Moyes was considering a move for the Moroccan.

Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against PSG

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

Chelsea take on French Champions Paris Saint Germain in the second leg of the quarter finals of the Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night as the Blues try to claw back from a 3-1 loss inflicted on them a week ago at Paris.

Liverpool plot move for £12m Manchester United target

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Liverpool plot move for £12m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool lead the race to sign Real Madrid left back Fabio Coentrao according to the Sunday Mirror.

ThePortuguese international is out of favour atSantiago Bernabéuand according toTom Hopkinsonof the Sunday People Liverpool are in pole position to sign the£11.

€40m Manchester United target offered to Real Madrid by agent?

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€40m Manchester United target offered to Real Madrid by agent? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos hasbeen linked with a stunning move to Real Madrid after his agent offered the player to the Galacticos, claim Spanish Newspaper El Confidential.

Jose Mourinho: Best man to lead Chelsea into PSG battle

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Jose Mourinho: Best man to lead Chelsea into PSG battle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho, known for his tactically meticulous management, 12-page dossiersandhis propensity to not leave a scone unturned. Without doubt, he is the most suited to guide Chelsea into the Champions League semi-finals.

Pelé or Ronaldo? Emirates pose impossible question with new clip

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Pelé or Ronaldo? Emirates pose impossible question with new clip - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Right. Here we are, stuck in a confined space, unable to leave for hours, faced with a conundrum that would surely baffle the most sure-footed of football masterminds.

Yes, we're cruising above the clouds in a luxury Emirates A380, comfortably seated in the plane's on-board lounge, looking right at Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazilian legend Pelé.

Liverpool defender on way to AC Milan?

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Liverpool defender on way to AC Milan? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool defender Aly Cissokho is set to leave Merseyside at the end of his season long loan deal in the summer and is on the verge of joining Serie A Giants AC Milan, claims talksport.

The Frenchman has been far from impressive since joining Liverpool in a loan deal from Spanish side Valencia last summer and the former Lyon left back is keen to leave Anfield in the summer.

Arsenal Eye Move for €20m Manchester United target

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Arsenal Eye Move for €20m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have quality midfielders like Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlainin their ranks but all have struggled to cope with the injuries throughout their career. And now, looking to the future, a report coming out of Italy claims Arsene Wenger is eyeing Marco Verratti of PSG as potentially crucial to their rebuilding.

Rodgers relishes City challenge, Wenger says top four finish difficult

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Rodgers relishes City challenge, Wenger says top four finish difficult - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpoolboss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that his side is ready for the title challenge and thinks there will be more pressure on Manchester City as the two Premier League title rivals prepare to meet next weekend.

PHOTO: Arsenal fans demand ‘Wenger Out’

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PHOTO: Arsenal fans demand 'Wenger Out' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is all going horribly wrong for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger. They were top of the league in January but now top-four finish has come under intense threat, after they suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat at the hands of Everton yesterday.

Manchester United’s tentative recovery due for a real test at Bayern

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Manchester United's tentative recovery due for a real test at Bayern - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson was not going to be east, but perhaps there's just the beginning of an indication that David Moyes and Manchester United may be getting accustomed to each other.

Wenger handed boost in race for Liverpool and Tottenham target

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Wenger handed boost in race for Liverpool and Tottenham target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette after Juventus were left doubting the 22 year-old's capabilities.

Juve were unconvinced by the France international's performance during their Europa League tie, where Lyon lost 1-0.

Five Reasons: What Went Wrong For Arsenal This Season

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Five Reasons: What Went Wrong For Arsenal This Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The same story. The same cycle. It repeats again and again.

Seriously, for once, I thought, Arsenal will genuinely challenge for the title this season. But, I was sadly mistaken.

After their opening day defeat, they went unbeaten for 12 games in all competition and won eight of their next nine Premier League games.

Manchester United to suffer blow in the race for Real Madrid midfielder

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Manchester United to suffer blow in the race for Real Madrid midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United target Sami Khedira will be offered a new contract at Real Madrid when he recovers from injury.

The Germany international has been sidelined with a knee injury since November, and according to a report by talkSPORT, the 26 year-old is set to receive medical clearance before the end of the month, enabling a much anticipated return to first team football.

Manchester City Eye Move For Luis Suarez

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Manchester City Eye Move For Luis Suarez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manhester city owners are ready to make a "huge investment" to lure Luis Suarez away from Anfield this summer according to The Sunday Times.

According to reportsTxiki Begiristain believes Sergio Aguero would want to leave Etihad at the end of the season.

Chelsea move in on highly-rated Arsenal target

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Chelsea move in on highly-rated Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have moved in on highly-rated Toulouse defender Serge Aurier afterdeploying a scoutto cast an eye over the in-demand 21 year-old.

According to L'Equipe, Chelsea scout Guy Hillion was present at the Stadium Muncipal to watch Toulouse succumb to Lille in Ligue 1 on Saturday evening, a match in which Aurier scored in.

Real Madrid Handover Transfer Boost to Manchester United

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Real Madrid Handover Transfer Boost to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid have given a big transfer boost to Manchester United. Reports have emerged today that Los Blancos already have a deal in place for Benfica left back Guilherme Siqueira which means United can step up their pursuit of Madrid's second choice left back Fabio Coentrao.

PHOTO: Mohamed Salah celebrates his goal with Chelsea mates

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PHOTO: Mohamed Salah celebrates his goal with Chelsea mates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mohamed Salah produced an inspired performance as Chelsea moved top of the Premier League table, after earning 3-0 victory over Stoke City.

On his first Premier League start, Salah didn't disappoint and the Egypt forward gave the Blues the lead just after the half-an-hour mark.

Manchester United show interest in highly rated Greek Defender

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Manchester United show interest in highly rated Greek Defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are in the market to replace Inter Milan bound Nemanja Vidic and they have reportedly set their eyes on young Olympiakos defender Konstantinos Manolas.

Italian website transfermarketweb.

Five Observations from Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over Stoke City

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Five Observations from Chelsea's 3-0 victory over Stoke City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mourinho claimed Chelsea's title challenge was over following needless defeats at Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, but a performance of speed, purpose and quality reignited fading hopes as the Blues returned to the Premier League summit, crowned with goals from Mohamed Salah, Frank Lampard and a beauty from Willian.

PHOTO: Juan Mata celebrates his goal with David de Gea

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PHOTO: Juan Mata celebrates his goal with David de Gea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United secured their fourth successive away victory in the Premier League, as they comfortably beat Newcastle United 4-0 at the St. James' Park.

Juan Mata produced yet another strong performance for the Red Devils and secured the Man of the match award for his finely taken brace.

La Liga giant snap up €8m Manchester United & Liverpool target

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La Liga giant snap up €8m Manchester United & Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Granada left backGuilherme Siqueira, currently on loan at Poruguese Giants Benfica is set to become Real Madrid's first summer signing, claims Inside Spanish Football.

The Brazilian was a whisker away from completing a move to Bernebeu last summer but the deal fell off at the last minute.

Five observations from Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Newcastle

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Five observations from Manchester United's 4-0 win over Newcastle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A dominating performance from Manchester United enabled them to a 4-0 win over Newcastle United in the lunch time kick-off at Tyneside on Saturday afternoon.

A thumping free kick from the star of the show, Juan Mata gave the Reds Devils a half time lead before the Spaniard showed great feet to make it 2-0 minutes after the restart.

Rodgers eyes move for Manchester United and Chelsea target

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Rodgers eyes move for Manchester United and Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers made a trip to Germany to scoutBayer Leverkusen wonder-kid Julian Brandt according to The Mirror.

Julian Brandt

Sami Hyypia's team lost 2-1 to Hamburg, but Brandt scored his debut goal for the club and became the youngest ever player to score in the club's history.

Chelsea’s darling boy targeted by PSG

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Chelsea's darling boy targeted by PSG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

News emerged this week that Chelsea bossJose Mourinho is likely to have to sell to help raise funds to sign a big-name centre-forward.And now, after seeing this as an opportunity to get their man, League 1 champions PSG have stepped up their chase for Oscar.

Man City eye move for £15m Benfica striker

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Man City eye move for £15m Benfica striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo has emerged as a summer transfer target for Manchester City.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini is an admirer of the Paraguayan and is considering a bid for the 30 year-old, according to report from O Jogo.

Spanish Stopper boost for Arsenal and Manchester United

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Spanish Stopper boost for Arsenal and Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League Giants Arsenal and Manchester United have been handed a massive boost from Espanyol Goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, the Spaniard who squashed claims of joining Real Madrid in the summer.

Casilla has just a year left in contract as both Manchester United and Arsenal are monitoring the situation.

Chelsea must not become dependent on Eden Hazard

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Chelsea must not become dependent on Eden Hazard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Eden Hazard is an exceptional talent. Chelsea are full of those but the Belgian is their star man.

As Chelsea languished in Paris, the Belgian was the Blues's stand-out performer. He showcased his ability to influence big matches, running PSG right-back Christophe Jallet ragged and using his strength to hold up the ball.

Arsenal plotting summer swoop for former Chelsea striker

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Arsenal plotting summer swoop for former Chelsea striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou has emerged as a top summer target for Arsenal.

Arséne Wenger is considering a move for the Lille striker, who will leave the French club in the summer, according to a recent report by the London Evening Standard.

Liverpool: Frustrated striker desperate for summer transfer

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Liverpool: Frustrated striker desperate for summer transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Iago Aspas has revealed that is desperate to leave the club in the summer.

The 26 year old moved to Anfield from Spanish side Celta Vigo last summer for£7m but the Spaniard has failed to nail down a starting eleven spot in Brendan Rogers' side.

Forever Blue: Chelsea 2014/15 Home Kit

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Forever Blue: Chelsea 2014/15 Home Kit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Adidas and Chelsea Football club have unveiled the brand new home kit for the 2014/15 season, which is available now for pre-order.

This launch is accompanied by a stunning video where five Chelsea players are captured in their favourite Chelsea moment.

Look out, Jose! Chelsea’s No.1 Striker Target Dines With Fierce Transfer Rivals

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Look out, Jose! Chelsea's No.1 Striker Target Dines With Fierce Transfer Rivals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The ongoing saga of Radamel Falcao has taken another dramatic turn, with the £50m man spotted attending a power meeting with Real Madrid and Manchester City chiefs in a Spanish restaurant in the early hours of Thursday.

Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup vs Everton

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Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup vs Everton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

What a huge game it will be for Arsenal on Sunday.

With the Premier League title almost out of reach, the Gunners would do well to keep an eye on Everton, who are coming up fast behind them in fifth place, and welcome Arsenal to Goodison Park this weekend for what will surely be a crucially important tie in terms of the race for the Champions League spots.

Moyes eyes move for £34m Arsenal and Chelsea target

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Moyes eyes move for £34m Arsenal and Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have joined the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Monaco in the race to sign Porto's gifted striker, Jackson Martinez.

Portuguese newspaper 'A Bola'has reported today that the Colombian striker is among the potential transfer targets for Manchester United to strengthen their attack.

Chelsea to hijack Arsenal striker-target in the summer?

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Chelsea to hijack Arsenal striker-target in the summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The last two transfer windows taught us one interesting lesson, that, in Europe, there is an acute demand of top strikers, with players like Radamel Falcao, Edinson Cavani and Gonzalo Higuain, all were signed for over£30m.

Arsenal: Inter Milan steal ahead in race for Alvaro Morata

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Arsenal: Inter Milan steal ahead in race for Alvaro Morata - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italian giants Inter Milan are putting serious effort into signing Real Madrid striker and Arsenal target Alvaro Morata, with the Serie A side reportedly starting a bidding war with a bid of around€18m.

Barcelona ban could derail Chelsea’s summer transfer plans

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Barcelona ban could derail Chelsea's summer transfer plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The ban imposed on Barcelona by FIFA precluding any transfer activity by the club for the next fourteen months could have an unexpected impact on the plans of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

The Catalans are to appeal the judgement, and if they succeed, will expect at least a reduction in the ban, if not its complete revocation.

Former Liverpool striker: SAS combo unbelievable & unbeatable

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Former Liverpool striker: SAS combo unbelievable & unbeatable - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

West Ham striker Andy Carroll can damage Liverpool's title hopes when he faces his old club at Upton Park on Sunday.

Andy Carroll was signed by former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish for a club-record fee of £35m in January 2011 from Newcastle United.

Manchester United plotting £50m double swoop for England’s future

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Manchester United plotting £50m double swoop for England's future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are reportedly dead-set on Southampton pair Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw, with a colossal £50m double swoop primed for the summer.

The pair have come to the fore this season in what has been a tremendous campaign for the Saints, and are very much part of Roy Hodgson's England setup.

The Portland Timbers Are A Mess

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The Portland Timbers Are A Mess - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

I'm disappointed in Caleb Porter.

Not because the Timbers are losing. That happens. Teams slump. The good ones break out of slumps, and we'll figure out soon whether the Timbers are one of those good teams.

I'm disappointed in Caleb Porter, the wunderkind second-coming MLS Coach of the Year, because he's not saying anything insightful, constructive, or interesting.

Possible Liverpool Starting Line up Against West Ham

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Possible Liverpool Starting Line up Against West Ham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool travel to Upton Park to face West Ham United on Sunday and will look to extend their eight match winning streak.

Liverpool went to the top of the league after demolishingTottenham4-0 atAnfieldon Sunday, after bothChelseaandManchester Citydropped points.

Liverpool to fail in bid for €20m Chelsea slayer?

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Liverpool to fail in bid for €20m Chelsea slayer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool target Javier Pastore has no intention of leaving French side Paris Saint Germain in the summer, according to his agent.

The Argentine, who scored a supreme solo goal against Chelsea in the Champions League midweek, was linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes back in January.

Premier League Giants to lock horns with Fiorentina for Sevilla defender?

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Premier League Giants to lock horns with Fiorentina for Sevilla defender? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League Giants Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal are set to battle Italian side Fiorentina for the signature of Sevilla defender Federico Fazio in the summer, claims talksport.

Possible Manchester United Starting Lineup Against Newcastle

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Possible Manchester United Starting Lineup Against Newcastle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United travel to St. James' Park on Saturday to take on Newcastle United, with David Moyes eager to maintain their good little impressive form away from home.

This has been one hell of a frustrating season for the Champions, who are languishing seventh in the Premier League table, but Moyes will be buoyed by his team's recent performances.

Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against Stoke City

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

Chelsea must bounce back from a dismal week. Following two uninspiring defeats, the Blues welcome Stoke City to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

Jose Mourinho is one to motivate his players in a unique manner.

Argentine defender heading to Arsenal in the summer?

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Argentine defender heading to Arsenal in the summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League side Arsenal are believed to be keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo, with the Gunners set to reinforce their defence this summer.

We had earlier reported that Liverpool and Manchester Unitedhad sent scouts to watch the 24-year-old Argentine, who can play both as a centre-back and a left-back.

Liverpool Legend Condemns ‘Terrible’ Chelsea Attacker

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Liverpool Legend Condemns 'Terrible' Chelsea Attacker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has attacked Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, claiming that even his teammates at Anfield were negative when discussing his footballing abilities.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Murphy laid in to the much maligned Spaniard, saying that the 30-year-old can have no excuses for his dismal Stamford Bridge career, and that he is NOT a technically gifted striker,

"Over the last couple of years he's got no excuses.

Liverpool’s defensive rock going nowhere, claims agent

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Liverpool's defensive rock going nowhere, claims agent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There is "no chance" Martin Skrtel will joinNapolithis summer, according to theLiverpooldefender's agentKarol Csonto.

The Slovakian international has been in fine form this season, making 30 Premier League starts,and has scored six goals, including a brace against Arsenal, with Liverpool aiming to win the league title for the first time since 1990.

Arsenal transfer news: Wenger in pole position to sign Bayern attacker

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Arsenal transfer news: Wenger in pole position to sign Bayern attacker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Daily Mail, Juventus and Arsenal are locked in a race to sign Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic, with the Gunners currently in pole position.

There has been much talk concerning the Croatian striker's future at Bayern, with Robert Lewendowski arriving in the summer to surely lead the line next season.

Digital Fan Match: Win a Trip to the Europa League Final

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Digital Fan Match: Win a Trip to the Europa League Final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE official partner and globally renowned Tyre manufacturers, Hankook Tire, has launched a new campaign for the 2013/14 season, where football fans all over the world will get a chance to win a trip to the Europa League Final including flight, hotel and match ticket.

Nice Try! Manchester United fail in bid to snatch gem from Barcelona

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Nice Try! Manchester United fail in bid to snatch gem from Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will not be able to snatch Croatian sensationAlen Halilovic from under the noses of Barcelona, claims his current manager at Dinamo Zagreb.

Halilovic, dubbed the Croatian Messi, agreed a move to Barcelona in February, but it was thought that complications may arise due to the Catalan club being handed a two year transfer ban for breaking laws regarding the signing of under-18 players.

Chelsea Shock: Belgian Star To Join Bitter London Rivals?

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Chelsea Shock: Belgian Star To Join Bitter London Rivals? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur haveheld talks with the agent of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in a bid to bring the Belgian to White Hart Lane in the summer.

Is Lukaku on his way to Tottenham?

The 20 year old Belgian has had a decent loan spell with Everton this season, but still looks to be on his way out Stamford Bridge this summer.

Revealed: Belgian star will NOT be at Chelsea next season

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Revealed: Belgian star will NOT be at Chelsea next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Thibaut Courtois will be staying at Atletico Madrid next season, according to respected transfer site, Gianlucadimarzio.com.

The report claims that the Belgian goalkeeper has agreed to renew his contract with Atletico for at least another year, according to Spanish journalist Antonio Ruiz, who reportedly has the inside track at the La Liga club.

USA Drama: Klinsmann Fires His Top Assistant

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USA Drama: Klinsmann Fires His Top Assistant - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

They buried it deep in a press release with plenty of misdirection, but you can't hide this news entirely: Jurgen Klinsmann has fired his assistant coach just two months before the World Cup.

Under the headline of "Klinsmann Appoints Berti Vogts as U.

Mourinho Brands Chelsea Defending Against PSG as ‘Sloppy’ and ‘Ridiculous’

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Mourinho Brands Chelsea Defending Against PSG as ‘Sloppy' and ‘Ridiculous' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho has criticized the defending of his side, saying his side were ‘sloppy' and ‘ridiculous' at time s during the 3-1 loss to PSG on Wednesday.

Moyes will delight as Bayern whinge about United’s tactics!

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Moyes will delight as Bayern whinge about United's tactics! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

David Moyes has quickly become accustomed to people picking apart his tactical approach to games, but the latest criticism surrounding the way he deployed his team against Bayern Munich will probably feel more like a compliment than a rebuke.

Mourinho fumes as defensive errors cost Chelsea!

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Mourinho fumes as defensive errors cost Chelsea! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will be bitterly disappointed as the 3-1 defeat in Paris against PSG now makes it three defeats in the last four Chelsea fixtures for the west London club. It is however, more the manner of the loss and in particular the poor defending on each of the French teams' goals that will annoy Jose Mourinho the most.

Arsenal and Liverpool Target Alexandre Lacazette Admits Wanting a Switch to a ‘Big Club’

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Arsenal and Liverpool Target Alexandre Lacazette Admits Wanting a Switch to a 'Big Club' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has expressed his desire to play in a foreign league in the future and would be open to join the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool or Juventus.

Done Deal? Inter Milan Agree Loan Move for Chelsea FLOP

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Done Deal? Inter Milan Agree Loan Move for Chelsea FLOP - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Inter Milan have identified Chelsea striker Fernando Torres as their top target for the summer transfer window and reportedly, both clubs have agreed for a move of the striker.

Italian sports daily Tuttosport has reported today that Inter got a green signal a week ago from Chelsea for the loan of the player and now the deal has moved on to another level.

Real Madrid blow to Liverpool’s €40m Croatian transfer target

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Real Madrid blow to Liverpool's €40m Croatian transfer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League side Liverpool are set to miss out on Sevilla's dazzling midfielder Ivan Rakitic in the coming summer after the Croatian gathered interest from Spanish Giants Real Madrid, claims talksport.

Chelsea player ratings v PSG – Hazard outstanding

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Chelsea player ratings v PSG Hazard outstanding - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Paris Saint Germain took control of this Champions League quarter-final tie. Urged on by the ardent Parc des Princes faithful, Laurent Blanc's side, through goals from Ezequiel Lavezzi, an own-goal by David Luiz and Javier Pastore's silky finish late on, took one step into the semi-finals.

PHOTO: Eden Hazard wearing PSG shirt

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PHOTO: Eden Hazard wearing PSG shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea had to pay the price for individual errors, as the Blues suffered 3-1 defeat against PSG at the Parc des Princes in the first leg of the Champions League quarter final.

Eden Hazard restored parity for the Blues, after Chelsea conceded early throughEzequiel Lavezzi's wonderful striker.

CONFIRMED: PSG v Chelsea LINE-UPS

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CONFIRMED: PSG v Chelsea LINE-UPS - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French champions Paris Saint Germain welcome Chelsea to the Parc des Princes for their Champions League quarter-final first-leg.

Team News

PSG will be without right-back Gregory Van Der Wiel, with Christophe Jallet likely to replace the Dutchman, while Thiago Silva should play with a mask after fracturing a cheekbone.

Rodgers: Anfield Roar Driving Liverpool Towards The Title

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Rodgers: Anfield Roar Driving Liverpool Towards The Title - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes the support at Anfield is giving them all the motivation they need to be crowned Premier League champions this season.

Liverpool stormed to the top of the table on Sunday with just six matches to play after the 4-0 hammering of Tottenham at Anfield, and their success in front of the Kop have been a key factor in their surge up the table.

Manchester City defender linked with surprise Serie A move

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Manchester City defender linked with surprise Serie A move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Rafa Benitez's Napoli have been linked for a surprise move for Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis, according to Italian publication 'Tuttosport'.

Martin Demichelis on verge to a move to Napoli?

Tottenham star says ‘NO’ to summer Arsenal switch

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Tottenham star says 'NO' to summer Arsenal switch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spurs centre-back Younes Kaboul has moved to quash rumours of a potential switch to fierce rivals Arsenal at the end of the season.

Kaboul has said a big 'NO' to Arsenal

Kaboul tweeted from his official account:

I can confirm 100% that the rumour about me joining Arsenal is not true!

Liverpool target £30m Real Madrid defender

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Liverpool target £30m Real Madrid defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are preparing a £30m move for Real Madrid left-back Marcelo, according Mundo Deportivo.

The Reds have struggled with the left-back position this season and are reportedly willing to splash out as much as £30m on the Brazil international.

Lets Win It For Stevie! Liverpool Star Wants Title Glory For ‘Unbelievable’ Gerrard

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Lets Win It For Stevie! Liverpool Star Wants Title Glory For 'Unbelievable' Gerrard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Daniel Sturridge says Liverpool players are desperate to win the Premier League for long serving captain Steven Gerrard.

Liverpool went to the top of the league after demolishingTottenham4-0 at Anfield on Sunday after bothChelseaand Manchester City dropped points, and Daniel Sturridge has admitted that the Liverpool players are desperate to win the league for the Kop legend.

Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against PSG – Torres To Lead The Line

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Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against PSG Torres To Lead The Line - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea face PSG in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final on Wednesday night at the Parc des Princes.

Chelsea will be desperate to put the horror loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend behind them with a win in the French capital, but PSG are a formidable foe, and boast the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and reported Blues target Edinson Cavani in their ranks.

Guardiola Claims Manchester United Still One Of The World’s Best

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Guardiola Claims Manchester United Still One Of The World's Best - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich were held 1-1 by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday, and in the aftermath, Pep Guardiolahas hailed David Moyes' sideas "one of the best teams in the world".

Reigning European champions Bayern went into the tie as overwhelming favourites, yet they had to settle for a draw as United stood up strong.

Chelsea and Manchester United eye move for £15m Brazilian

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Chelsea and Manchester United eye move for £15m Brazilian - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly set to do battle for the signature of Porto left-back Alex Sandro this summer.

According to talkSPORT,Sandro has emerged as David Moyes No.

Barcelona Hit With Stunning Two-Year Transfer Ban

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Barcelona Hit With Stunning Two-Year Transfer Ban - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spanish giants Barcelona have been stung with a two year international transfer ban by governing body FIFA, after the club was found guilty of breaking laws concerning the transfers of player under the age of 18.

German giants to offer Chelsea and Arsenal target contract extension?

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German giants to offer Chelsea and Arsenal target contract extension? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to talkSport,Bayern Munich are set open contract talks with Chelsea and Arsenal target Mario Madzukic in a bid to keep the Croatian striker at the club beyond the summer.

Man Utd: Twitter reacts to Vidic’s performance – “World Class, You Little Beauty”

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Man Utd: Twitter reacts to Vidic's performance "World Class, You Little Beauty" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic scored a wonderful header as the Red Devils managed a 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final at Old Trafford.

Manchester United 1-1 Bayern Munich: Three Key Talking Points

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Manchester United 1-1 Bayern Munich: Three Key Talking Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is surely David Moyes' biggest success to date as Manchester United manager. His side's 1-1 draw with the mighty Bayern Munich was as unexpected as they come, as United kept their German adversaries at bay for long periods, and arguably should have won the game, considering Danny Welbeck's two huge chances in the first half.

David Moyes: Happy with the Performance, Disappointed with the Result

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David Moyes: Happy with the Performance, Disappointed with the Result - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Most expected a comfortable Bayern victory. Some anticipated a merciless drubbing. In the end, Manchester United are still in with a shout of progressing to the Champions League semi-finals, defying the odds in the week of the Grand National.

Manchester United Player Ratings vs Bayern Munich: Carrick and Vidic Superb

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Manchester United Player Ratings vs Bayern Munich: Carrick and Vidic Superb - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A spirited performance from Manchester United helped them carve out a 1-1 draw againstreigning European Champions Bayern Munich to keep their quarter final tie alive going into the second leg at the Allianz Arena next week.

PHOTO + VINE: Vidic scores a brilliant header

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PHOTO + VINE: Vidic scores a brilliant header - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic scored a brilliant header as the Red Devils managed a 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford in the Champions League.

The visitors enjoyed a lion-share of possession but United threatened to score on the break every time.

Manchester United 1-1 Bayern Munich: Vidic Header Keeps Dreams Alive

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Manchester United 1-1 Bayern Munich: Vidic Header Keeps Dreams Alive - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United managed an impressive 1-1 draw with reigning European Champions Bayern Munich at Old Trafford in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final.

Bayern enjoyed the lion's share of possession in the first half, with Manchester United looking threatening on the counter.

CONFIRMED: Manchester United vs Bayern Munich Lineups

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CONFIRMED: Manchester United vs Bayern Munich Lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United take on the mighty Bayern Munich in tonight's blockbuster Champions League quarter final first leg, with Old Trafford set to host a fascinating encounter.

Considering the plight of David Moyes and his side in the Premier League throughout this campaign, if they lose the tie, this could be the last Champions League match at Old Trafford for years, with United almost certain to miss out on a qualifying spot this season.

England Legend believes Liverpool can win the title

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England Legend believes Liverpool can win the title - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that Liverpool will beat Manchester City at Anfield this month to win the title.

Liverpool went to the top of the league after demolishing Tottenham 4-0 at Anfield on Sunday to take advantage after both Chelsea and Manchester City dropped points.

PHOTO: Chelsea’s Brazilian trio on their way to Paris

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PHOTO: Chelsea's Brazilian trio on their way to Paris - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Willian, Ramires and Oscar have all travelled to Paris for Champions League quarter-final first leg against Paris St-Germain.
Chelsea will face french champions Paris Saint-Germain atParc des Princeson Wednesday night.

Former Bayern Star: Manchester United Have No Chance Against Us

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Former Bayern Star: Manchester United Have No Chance Against Us - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The formerBayern Munichstar Mario Basler, who scored in the 1999 Champions League final against the Red Devils, says there is no chance of his former club losing toManchester United.

Liverpool and Arsenal to Battle for £8m Swiss Starlet

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Liverpool and Arsenal to Battle for £8m Swiss Starlet - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Swiss international Josip Drmic has scored 16 goals this season and both Arsenaland Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing him.

According to The Mirror, Arsenal reportedly remain locked in a battle with both Liverpool and Everton, as well as Bundesliga sides Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern Munich Refuse to Sell Toni Kroos

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Bayern Munich Refuse to Sell Toni Kroos - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has reiterated that Manchester United target Toni Kroos, whose contract expires in 2015, will not be allowed to leave at the end of the season.

The 24-year-old midfielder has yet to extend his contract, which runs out in the summer of 2015, but United had looked into the possibility of signing the player this summer to continue a rebuilding of the squad that started with Juan Mata's arrival from Chelsea for £37.

Ryan Giggs: No Rift Between Me and Moyes

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Ryan Giggs: No Rift Between Me and Moyes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggshas stressed that there is no rift between David Moyes and himself,while the midfielder has also insisted the Red Devils are not heading into tonight's Champions League quarter final with Bayern Munich asunderdogs.

Mourinho’s axe hangs over Chelsea squad as summer approaches

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Mourinho's axe hangs over Chelsea squad as summer approaches - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The revolving door at the exit of Stamford Bridge could be spinning pretty regularly this summer if Jose Mourinho goes ahead with a drastic overhaul of his squad, which could mean up to a dozen players leaving the club.

Possible Manchester United Starting XI Against Bayern

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

Manchester United welcome reigning European Champions, Bayern Munich, to Old Trafford on Tuesday night for the first leg of their Champions League quarter final.

Team News:Right back Rafael was forced off at half-time in United's 4-1 win over Aston Villa and the Brazilian is doubtful for this tie.

Liverpool: Brazil Legend Heaps Praise On Jon Flanagan

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Liverpool: Brazil Legend Heaps Praise On Jon Flanagan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazilian legend Cafu has taken to Twitter to praise Jon Flanagan after Liverpool's 4-0 demolition of Tottenham at Anfield.

Two-time Brazilian World Cup winner Cafu was impressed by the Flanagan, calling him the 'Red Cafu', and took to twitter to praise his performance.

Manchester United vs Bayern Munich: Rooney and co must make every second count

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Manchester United vs Bayern Munich: Rooney and co must make every second count - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

They're coming.

While Manchester United have suffered horribly this season in the Premier League, their European adventures have brought them real joy over the past few months.

Bayern Munich plot move for Manchester United starlet in the summer

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Bayern Munich plot move for Manchester United starlet in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ahead of the first leg of the Champions League quarter finals against Manchester United, German Champions Bayern Munich are preparing a shock move for Red Devils youngster Adnan Janujaz in the coming summer.

Luke Shaw plays down Chelsea and Manchester United link

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Luke Shaw plays down Chelsea and Manchester United link - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Southampton's highly rated left-back Luke Shaw is aware of interests from top Premier League clubs, but remains focussed on the immediate task at hand.

The highly rated English left-back could be the subject of a bidding war in the summer, with several top clubs, including Real Madrid, have joined the race to sign him.

Arsenal target open to Serie A move in the summer

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Arsenal target open to Serie A move in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal target Frenchman Maxime Gonalons is keeping his options open for a move to the Serie A in the coming summer, claims talksport.

The Frenchman was close to joining Rafa Benitez's Napoli in the January Transfer window but the deal was blocked by his club Olympic Lyon.

Matic: Mourinho is the best manager in the world

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Matic: Mourinho is the best manager in the world - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic says he feels "great" to have returned at the London club and enjoying his football under Jose Mourinho.

Matic has been a revelation for the Blues, since he re-joined in the January transfer window from Benfica.

Chelsea and Man Utd on red alert as unhappy Cavani reveals frustrations

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Chelsea and Man Utd on red alert as unhappy Cavani reveals frustrations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

PSG striker Edinson Cavani has opened the door to a shock summer move to the Premier League, with the Uruguayan hit man revealing he is unhappy with the way he is being utilised in France.