SoccerLens Archives for January 2014

Former Player Hints No Arsenal Return in Summer

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Former Player Hints No Arsenal Return in Summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's hope of re-signing their former player Carlos Vela have taken a blow after the striker hinted that he could continue at Real Sociedad beyond the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old left the Emirates club in 2012 and joined the Spanish club on a permanent transfer, just a year after spending a season on-loan with the La Liga outfit.

Manchester United’s €60m Summer Target Flattered by Rumoured Interest

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Manchester United's €60m Summer Target Flattered by Rumoured Interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has revealed that he flattered with rumoured interest from Manchester United and Barcelona.

The Spain international has long been linked with the Red Devils, while Barcelona were also believed to be interested in signing him.

Arsenal: Wenger excited by ‘big advantage’ in the summer transfer window

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Arsenal: Wenger excited by 'big advantage' in the summer transfer window - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal are looking forward for a busy summer transfer window and claims that players are interested in making a switch to the Emirates.

The 64-year-old manager signed a new three-year dealtoday, which will keep him at the North London club till 2017, and the Frenchman has now assured the fans that the Gunners will beworking hard tobring in new faces to the club this summer.

World Cup Roundup: Brazil 2014 under attack? England’s best striker revealed!

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World Cup Roundup: Brazil 2014 under attack? England's best striker revealed! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • World Cup games 'under threat' from match-fixing syndicates?
  • The Guardian names 'Top 100 World Cup stars'
  • Rooney, Drogba, Fabregas, Tourereveal World Cup dreams
  • Professor Steven Hawking predicts England's top World Cup goalscorer

Match-fixers to target World Cup Group Stage?

Liverpool Legend Believes Striker Addition Would be Magnificent

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Liverpool Legend Believes Striker Addition Would be Magnificent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler believes the addition of Southampton striker Rickie Lambert would be great for the Merseyside club.

Earlier today, we reported the Reds are closing in on a £4m deal (plus add-ons) for the England international as Lambert was closing in on completing his switch to Anfield in the next few days.

Wenger Signs: Walcott and Ramsey tweet excited reactions to three-year deal

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Wenger Signs: Walcott and Ramsey tweet excited reactions to three-year deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The news that Arsene Wenger has finally signed a new deal to keep him as Arsenal manager has been met with universal jubilation from the Gunners faithful, with the club primed to challenge for the top honours after their first taste of silverware last year for almost a decade.

Juventus ready to frustrate Arsenal with move for sensational striker

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Juventus ready to frustrate Arsenal with move for sensational striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Italy, Juventus will negotiate a deal with Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata on Monday which proves to be a major setback for Arsenal. The Gunners are said to be in pole position for signing the 21 year old but the Old Lady aren't giving up yet, eager to make a last ditch effort to snatch the player from the clutches of the Gunners.

Yaya Toure repeats his desire to leave Manchester City for Barcelona or PSG

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Yaya Toure repeats his desire to leave Manchester City for Barcelona or PSG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City midfield star, Yaya Toure, has spoken out with dissatisfaction about the way his comments were 'taken out of context' with regards to a possible move from England to Paris.

Liverpool and Arsenal need to pay a ‘big-club premium’ for this striker

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Liverpool and Arsenal need to pay a 'big-club premium' for this striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Gunners and the Reds are both still interested in keeping Wilfried Bony in the English Premier League and Roma were keen to take him out to Italy, but all of them were informed they need to up-the-ante if they want the South Wales team to seriously consider their offers.

Liverpool & Chelsea target leaves it to agent to solve his future

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Liverpool & Chelsea target leaves it to agent to solve his future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Yesterday news broke out that Liverpool have officially approached Sevilla over the signing of highly rated left-back Alberto Moreno, that obviously left every Reds fan excited.

First of all, Moreno is young, skilful and is regarded as one of the brightest talents in Spanish football and is rightly selected for the Spain's World cup squad.

From Italy: Chelsea legend set for Milan move claims bookie

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From Italy: Chelsea legend set for Milan move claims bookie - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports from Italy have claimed that free agent Ashley Cole is set for a move to AC Milan in the summer. The story which has featured in Tuttosport claims that a bookie has revealed that the out of favour Chelsea defender is soon to join the Rosonerri at the San Siro.

Blow for Manchester United – €60m striker rejects Old Trafford move

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Blow for Manchester United €60m striker rejects Old Trafford move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United could suffer another transfer blow in the summer. It is always going to be hard for the Red Devils to attract big name players without Champions League and that seems to be the likely case with Edinson Cavani as well.

From Spain: Atletico refuse to sell top Chelsea target

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From Spain: Atletico refuse to sell top Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When you cannot compete with someone, best way to gain advantage is to destabilise them. Atletico Madrid have shown the world that wonders can be done through splashing ridiculous bucks.

However, such is the cruel modern world, the have's with financial muscle are eager to take the cream from the have nots.

England camp defend Wayne Rooney from Scholes attack

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England camp defend Wayne Rooney from Scholes attack - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wayne Rooney remains an enigma for England in major tournaments. The promise that has failed to deliver on the biggest stage over recent years has another chance to prove his world class in Brazil. If England get the player who seems to don England's shirt like a cement-overcoat rather than the bustling force-of-nature in the red of Manchester United however, would, or even should, Roy Hodgson drop him?

Arsenal have upper hand to sign €40m Manchester United target

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Arsenal have upper hand to sign €40m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour recently gave his view that the Gunners do not need their former skipper Cesc Fabregas, who has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Camp Nou.

Barcelona are thought to be looking to reshuffle their squad this summer and there could be plenty of ins and outs.

Opinion: Will The Glazers Now Sell Manchester United?

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Opinion: Will The Glazers Now Sell Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Are the Glazers now preparing to sell Manchester United?

The question "will the Glazers sell Manchester United?" has been doing the rounds since they took over the club in 2005. There have been some attempts to make abid to by the club from its current owners without much success.

Manchester United favourite to sign €60m midfielder, despite Barcelona interest

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Manchester United favourite to sign €60m midfielder, despite Barcelona interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are favourites to sign Atletico Madrid star Koke in the summer transfer window and are set to beat Barcelona in signing the midfielder, according to the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo.

Adidas Brazuca – Your Complete Guide to the 2014 World Cup Ball

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Adidas Brazuca Your Complete Guide to the 2014 World Cup Ball - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The World Cup 2014 ball, the Brazuca, is the twelfth incarnation of Adidas' footballscreated for the world's biggest footballing event. Colourful, exotic and a technological marvel for the industry, the Brazuca has delighted players in training, had fans clamouring for their own replica, and is set to be the most popular World Cup ball yet, with a tournament held in South America deserving of a ball to stand the test of time.

Arsene Wenger agrees new three-year deal at Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger agrees new three-year deal at Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has agreedto a new three-year deal at Arsenal, with the long-serving manager finally set to put an to end all doubts concerning his future at the Emirates.

Wenger, 64, is said to be on the verge of signing a new contract to take him through to 2017, with the BBC claiming that the deal couldbe made official as soon as Saturday.

Liverpool agree £7m deal to sign Rickie Lambert

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Liverpool agree £7m deal to sign Rickie Lambert - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have agreed a£7m deal to sign Southampton striker Rickie Lambert. According to reports from Liverpool Echo, the initial fee will be in the region of£4m, plus add-ons.

The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to add a strike cover for striker duo Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge and has identified Lambert as perfect recruit, who with his strong physical presence would add a different dimension to the system.

Chelsea and Arsenal to go head to head for Brazilian midfielder

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Chelsea and Arsenal to go head to head for Brazilian midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to thereliable Gianluca Di Marzio website, Chelsea and Arsenal are set to lock horns for Brazilian midfielder Luis Gustavo in the summer. The Wolfsburg midfielder who is set to play a key role for the Selecao in the World Cup in front of the vociferous home faithful is also a transfer target for Italian side Inter Milan.

Latest: £30m Arsenal and Manchester United target comments on future

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Latest: £30m Arsenal and Manchester United target comments on future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and Manchester United have given a hope in signing Angel di Maria after he admitted his future is in Real Madrid's hands.

The 26-year-old was instrumental in the Spanish capital club's latest Champions League victory after playing a crucial role in the finals in Lisbon against Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea table €38m bid for Roma defender, include Lukaku in offer

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Chelsea table €38m bid for Roma defender, include Lukaku in offer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in TMW, Chelsea have tabled a whopping€38m bid for AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia including young striker Romelu Lukaku in the deal. The story claims that the Giallorossi have received a bid with the club's Director of Football Walter Sabatini to shed light on the matter in the coming days.

Agent of Jordy Clasie Responds to Manchester United Rumours

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Agent of Jordy Clasie Responds to Manchester United Rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's hope of signing Feyenoord star Jordy Clasie has suffered a blow after the midfielder's agent admitted the player will not leave the Dutch club in the summer transfer window.

Arsenal Star Confirms Emirates Exit

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Arsenal Star Confirms Emirates Exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bacary Sagna has revealed that he will no longer be an Arsenal player next season.

The French international is a free agent in the summer transfer window and had rejected a chance to sign a new deal. He claims Arsene Wenger's side had offered him an offer and the talks over signing an extension did not go in a direction as he had wished.

Dutch hat-trick hero comments on Manchester United rumours

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Dutch hat-trick hero comments on Manchester United rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Holland strikerQuincy Promes has admitted that he hasn't heard anything about Manchester United's interest from his agent, but has hinted his desire to join one of the biggest football clubs in the world.

Liverpool 2014/15 Training Kit by Warrior

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Liverpool 2014/15 Training Kit by Warrior - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have unveiled their official Warrior training kit for the 2014/15 season, in partnership with award-winning airlines Garuda Indonesia.

The Reds, who have made it back into the Champions League for next season, are looking forward to an action packed 2014/15 campaign, with Brendan Rodgers' side able to fly with the big boys once again, and their training kit echoes this spirit, sporting the famous wings of the Indonesian airline.

Liverpool and Man Utd boosted as £18m winger hints at summer exit

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Liverpool and Man Utd boosted as £18m winger hints at summer exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and Manchester United have been encouraged in signing Xherdan Shaqiri after the winger admitted that he could leave Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window.

The Swiss international has made only 10 starts in the league for the German champions during the 2013-14 season.

Colombia: From Coffee Growers To World Cup Dark Horses

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Colombia: From Coffee Growers To World Cup Dark Horses - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With just over a fortnight until the 20th FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil, teams across the globe are putting their final preparations into training camps as the squads are whittled down to the 23 men that will compete when June 12th comes around in Sao Paulo.

In Donovan’s absence, who will lead the line for the USA in Brazil?

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In Donovan's absence, who will lead the line for the USA in Brazil? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Much was made of national head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann's World Cup snub of Landon Donovanand last night's friendly almost left the German with some very tough questions to answer, until 2 of his subs found a breakthrough on the 75 and 81 minute marks.

Liverpool in pole position to land €35m Chelsea target

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Liverpool in pole position to land €35m Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Benfica's Lazar Markovic is one of the most sought after young players in Europe and Liverpool are believed to be pole position to land him at this point.

In March, we reported that the Liverpool scouts are watching him regularly, with head scout Barry Hunter hugely impressed with what he saw.

DONE DEAL? Real Madrid striker sells his car as Arsenal move looks certain

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DONE DEAL? Real Madrid striker sells his car as Arsenal move looks certain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have reportedly sealed a deal to take Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata to the Emirates, with Arsene Wenger finallyset to land the man he has been hunting for a whole year.

Chelsea encourage PSG to place shock bid for £60m superstar?

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Chelsea encourage PSG to place shock bid for £60m superstar? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

PSG are relentlessly pursuing some Chelsea's best stars this summer, with David Luiz already heading to the French capital in a huge £40m deal; but they are ready to break the bank to secure unsettled winger Eden Hazard, with reports claiming that a £60m offer for the winger is on the way, after Chelsea encouraged the Ligue 1 champions in their pursuit!

Chelsea join the race to sign €40m Manchester United target

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Chelsea join the race to sign €40m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The transfer saga surrounding Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos seems to be an endless chapter in a grade nine history book.After it was confirmed last week that Manchester United have ended their futile pursuit for the 24 year old German, fresh reports emerging from Spanish media now claim that Chelsea have joined the race for the Bayern midfield maestro.

From Spain: Real Madrid ready to pay €60m for Luis Suarez

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From Spain: Real Madrid ready to pay €60m for Luis Suarez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Beware Liverpool. Luis Suarez happy at the club? Yes. Champions League football at Anfied next season? Yes. Plus, he has signed a long term contract extension last season. So what? When Real Madrid pins someone as their first choice target, hell's forbid, you can be rest assured, it is as good as done.

Update: Latest on £30m Arsenal and Manchester United target

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Update: Latest on £30m Arsenal and Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is almost certain to leave the club in summer. The French striker has expressed his desire to leave the club and doesn't want to renew his contract.

Arsenal are possibly front runners in the race to sign him, with Arsene Wenger dropping a huge bombshell during the Champions League final, claiming Benzema might have played his last game for Madrid and could be heading to the Premier League.

Manuel Lanzini – The “Jewel” that could be heading to Chelsea

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Manuel Lanzini – The "Jewel" that could be heading to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manuel Lanzini – The natural River Plate successor to the likes of Ortega, Gallardo, and Aimar. (Photo: www.futuroscracks.com)

Argentina, is a nation that's footballing tradition is synonymous with one position in particular.

Report: Latest on £10m Liverpool midfield target

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Report: Latest on £10m Liverpool midfield target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reputed journalist and Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce, the Merseyside club are still in talks with Bayer Leverusen midfielder Emre Can who is summer target for the Reds.

Talks still ongoing over a deal for Emre Can.

Arsenal fans react to Samuel Eto’o rumour – ‘I would take him in a heartbeat’

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Arsenal fans react to Samuel Eto'o rumour 'I would take him in a heartbeat' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Daily Mirror, Samuel Eto'o wants amove to Arsenal this summer, with the Cameroonian instructing his representatives to make the Gunners aware of his availability as a free agent.

Arsenal can snap up Sporting defender on cheap

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Arsenal can snap up Sporting defender on cheap - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sporting are willing to sell young Sporting defender Eric Dier, who has struggled to get regular games under his belt this season.

Back in November, we reported that Premier League outfit Tottenham are targeting the young Cheltenham-born defender.

Liverpool set to hijack deal for €20m Chelsea target

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Liverpool set to hijack deal for €20m Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have offered€20m plus talented youngster Suso to land Sevilla's highly rated left-back Alberto Moreno.

Real Madrid and Chelsea are also interested in the signing the 21-year-old.

Can Luis Suarez be a true Liverpool and Premier League legend?

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Can Luis Suarez be a true Liverpool and Premier League legend? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the context of English Premier League, very few can claim the titular credential of a ‘legend' and it is particularly difficult for non-British players to achieve. It is a subjective claim to fame and only the most universally loved footballers can claim to be one.

Arsenal target rejects Emirates move yet again

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Arsenal target rejects Emirates move yet again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran has rejected move to Arsenal yet again. The Gunners have tabled a better offer this time, but the Spanish defender wants to continue with Atletico. He feels settled here and connected with the fans and is not lookingto leave the club at the moment.

Manchester United step up chase for €60m Spanish midfielder

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Manchester United step up chase for €60m Spanish midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United seem to have following the route taken by rivals Chelsea buy as-many-players-as-you-can from Atletico Madrid.

While Chelsea are planning to buy at least three players from the squad that broke La Liga monopoly and reached Champions League finals, Manchester United are targeting to lure midfield dynamite Koke.

From Italy: Inter Milan set sights on outcast Manchester United striker

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From Italy: Inter Milan set sights on outcast Manchester United striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has claimed that the club's new president, Erik Thohir, wants to bring Manchester United Javier Hernandez to the San Siro in the summer.

Manchester United star wants former Arsenal midfielder at Old Trafford

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Manchester United star wants former Arsenal midfielder at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea reportedly wants Barcelons midfielder Cesc Fabregas to join him at Old Trafford in the summer.

The young Spanish goal keeper in an interview was asked to comment on the rumours of Manchester United's interest in Fabregas.

The €22m French Defender Chelsea Must Sign

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The €22m French Defender Chelsea Must Sign - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After agreeing to sell David Luiz for a record transfer fee of£50m, Chelsea have already assessed the possibility to sign Real Madrid's young French defender Raphael Varane in the coming summer transfer window.

Update: Latest on €20m Arsenal and Liverpool target

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Update: Latest on €20m Arsenal and Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Spain, Liverpool and Arsenal target Marcos Rojo could well be on his way to Barcelona in the summer to join international team mate Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou.

The 24 year old Sporting club de Portugal defender has enjoyed a great season in his native country featuring in 25 appearances for the club scoring 4 goals in the process.

Manchester United to move for Louis van Gaal’s €20m Dutch gem?

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Manchester United to move for Louis van Gaal's €20m Dutch gem? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While we know that, if pushed, the media would happily link the likes of Ron Vlaar and Leroy Fer with a move toManchester United, with Louis van Gaal's closing few months in charge of the Dutch national side giving the press at least 30 potential links (soon to be 23, when the 62-year-old trims his World Cup squad)!

Arsenal Star Questions Arsene Wenger’s Philosophy

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Arsenal Star Questions Arsene Wenger's Philosophy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has raised questions over Arsene Wenger's approach and philosophy when the Gunners face big teams.

The North London club suffered heavy defeats at the hands of Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool away from home during the 2013-14 season.

Could Tottenham hijack Manchester United’s bid for Luke Shaw?

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Could Tottenham hijack Manchester United's bid for Luke Shaw? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Gary Pallister believes Tottenham Hotspur could hijack their move in signing Southampton star Luke Shaw after Spurs appointed Mauricio Pochettino as their manager for the next season.

Holland’s Van Der Vaart ruled out of World Cup

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Holland's Van Der Vaart ruled out of World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Rafael Van Der Vaart has been ruled out of the World Cup. The 31-year-old midfielder suffered a calf injury at Holland's training camp in Portugal on Tuesday.

Manager Louis Van Gaal will name his final 23 man squad on Saturday and will have to make do without his most experienced player.

Should Chelsea ditch Cesar Azpilicueta for €24m Atletico Madrid star?

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Should Chelsea ditch Cesar Azpilicueta for €24m Atletico Madrid star? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea seem to have made camp underneath the blossoming Atletico Madrid tree, and are now in the process of cherry-picking its finest creations. The Blues are closing in on a £32m deal for striker Diego Costa, have reportedly sealed a return for Portuguese midfielder Tiago, and now, according to Spanish paper 'Marca', Mourinho is willing to match the €24m release clause for star left-back Filipe Luis.

Can Louis van Gaal emerge from Man Utd ‘warmup’ in Brazil unscathed?

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Can Louis van Gaal emerge from Man Utd 'warmup' in Brazil unscathed? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Holland go into the World Cup this summeras a lowly 15th seeded nation, below the likes of Switzerland, the USA, and Greece. While FIFA rankings are far from being spot on (in fact, some are downright criminal), the Dutch have taken quite a fall in the last four years, with the 2010 World Cup runners-up now considered to be a diminished force, with soon-to-beManchester United boss Louis van Gaal charged with eking the best out of a decidedly average squad of players.

Arsenal stun Manchester United with CONCRETE bid for £30m Argentine star

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Arsenal stun Manchester United with CONCRETE bid for £30m Argentine star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's summer could be off to a dream start, with reports coming in from Argentina claimingthat Arsenal have submitted a formal bid for Real Madrid superstar Angel di Maria, with the 26-year-old seriously considering moving to the Emirates.

PHOTO: Olivier Giroud celebrates goal with Arsenal target Loic Remy

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PHOTO: Olivier Giroud celebrates goal with Arsenal target Loic Remy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

France thrashedNorway 4-0 in last night's pre-World Cup friendly at the Stade de France, with Arsenal Olivier Giroud bagging two decent goals. Gunners fans watching the match would have been impressed by the 27-year-old'sperformance, but most attention would have been afforded to substitute Loic Remy, the QPR striker, who scored the thirdgoal of the night, with rumours linking him with a summer move to the Emirates refusing to die down.

Chelsea favourite to beat Manchester United for €40m defender

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Chelsea favourite to beat Manchester United for €40m defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are in pole position to land Roma's highly rated central defender Mehdi Benatia, who is also a reported target of Manchester United and Barcelona.

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo recently published a story where they reported Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has earmarked Mehdi Benatia as a potential replacement of David Luiz, who will join PSG in the summer.

Arsenal striker ready to shine at World Cup Finals

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Arsenal striker ready to shine at World Cup Finals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following on from a successful season for the Gunners and right on the back of being selected in the Premier League Team of the Season, Giroud hasbegan France's 3 game warm up for the World Cup in style, with 2 goals in their 4-0 defeatof Norway today.

World Cup Group of Death confirmed by the latest FIFA rankings?

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World Cup Group of Death confirmed by the latest FIFA rankings? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For many, the Group of Death for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals group stage has been considered to be Group G, which contains 3 nations in the top 15 (Germany, Portugal, and USA) and now has 2 nations in the top 3, according to the latest FIFA rankings.

Arsenal: Wenger wants PSG sensation to be his newest masterpiece

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Arsenal: Wenger wants PSG sensation to be his newest masterpiece - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has a track record of molding some of the best young talent into genuinesuperstars, and according to FranceFootball, the Frenchman has now identified the next star he wants to mentor in North London.

Chelsea superstar comments on PSG rumours

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Chelsea superstar comments on PSG rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Regular readers of Soccerlens might be knowing that French media are dying to see Eden Hazard return to French league. There have been plethora of reports where French media outlets claimed that PSG are hell bent in signing Eden Hazard, as they understand the Belgian's relationship withJose Mourinho is one the wane.

Arsenal legend urges Wenger not to sign £45m Manchester United target

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Arsenal legend urges Wenger not to sign £45m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has urged Arsene Wenger not to sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas in the summer transfer window.

The Spain international left the Emirates in the summer of 2011 after spending eight years with the North London club.

Arsenal Midfielder Wishes Emirates Stay Beyond Summer

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Arsenal Midfielder Wishes Emirates Stay Beyond Summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's on-loan midfielder Kim Kallstrom remains hopeful that he can continue at the Emirates during the next season.

The Swedish international joined the Gunners on-loan from Spartak Moscow in the January transfer window.

AS Roma 2014/2015 Home Kit by Nike

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AS Roma 2014/2015 Home Kit by Nike - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The new AS Roma home shirt their first in partnership with Nike and to be worn in the upcoming 2014/2015 season, is a classic and typically sharp design.

The 2014/2015 Roma home kit's body is in 'Roma' red with deep yellow cuffs and a red polo neck collar with yellow underneath making it easier for Totti and co.

Manchester United close to signing €30m Barcelona target

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Manchester United close to signing €30m Barcelona target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are close to signing Atletico Madrid defender Miranda, according to reports from Spanish newspaper AS.

According to the report, the Brazilian has already started looking for schools for his children in Manchester.

From Spain: Liverpool Could Sign Former Barcelona Midfielder for Free

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From Spain: Liverpool Could Sign Former Barcelona Midfielder for Free - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are set to sign Valencia midfielder Seydou Keita in the summer transfer window, reports the Spanish newspaper Superdeporte.

The 34-year-old joined the Spanish club on a six month deal from Chinese club Dalian Aerbin in January transfer window, with the move including a possibility of extending the contract this summer.

AC Milan to choose Filippo Inzaghi as next manager

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AC Milan to choose Filippo Inzaghi as next manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Italian press, Filippo Inzaghi will be next AC Milan manager, substituting current coach Clarence Seedorf, who has been in charge in the Rossoneri bench since last January.

Filippo Inzaghi is the current AC Milan Primavera manager.

OT Legend Blasts Manchester United for Not Giving Contract to Key Duo

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OT Legend Blasts Manchester United for Not Giving Contract to Key Duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has slammed the club for allowing central defending duo of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand leave Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.

The Serbian defender and the former England international's contract at the club expires on June 30.

Liverpool Star Reveals Concerns Over Anfield Future

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Liverpool Star Reveals Concerns Over Anfield Future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina has admitted that he is uncertain over his Anfield future as he prepares for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Spain.

The 31-year-old spent the 2013-14 season on-loan at Napoli, where he re-united with his former manager Rafael Benitez.

Liverpool set to pursue €40m Arsenal midfield target

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Liverpool set to pursue €40m Arsenal midfield target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in France, Liverpool have been linked with an ambitious plot to snap up Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez in the coming summer. The story has also been relayed by TMW.

The Spaniard has featured in only 18 appearances under Pep Guardiola, most of which has come at the centre of defense, playing of position from his preferred central midfield role.

Manchester United Transfer: Louis van Gaal Going Dutch

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Manchester United Transfer: Louis van Gaal Going Dutch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Van Gaal identifies Manchester united Transfer targets

According to theDaily ExpressManchester United transfer news, Louis van Gaal has ditched on-going moves for Fabregas and Kroos in favour of more familiar territory in his homeland and has at least three Dutch players as his transfer targets on the list given to Ed Woodward.

New Tottenham boss wants £30m Liverpool target

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New Tottenham boss wants £30m Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to The Guardian, new Tottenham Boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly targeting a reunion with Adam Lallana in the coming summer.

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Club President Reveals SAF Approach in Signing Former Chelsea Manager

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Club President Reveals SAF Approach in Signing Former Chelsea Manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson tried to persuade Carlo Ancelotti to replace him at Manchester United last summer.

The Red Devils' legendary manager stepped down from his post at Old Trafford, ending his 27 years of successful career at United.

Tottenham appoint Mauricio Pochettino as manager

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Tottenham appoint Mauricio Pochettino as manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham have namedMauricio Pochettino as their new manager, with the former Southampton boss arriving at White Hart Lane on a five-year deal.

Pochettino, who had been linked with the managerial position at Spurs even during the short reign of Tim Sherwood, arrives in North London full of confidence in the current Tottenham squad, and promises to deliver quality attacking football next season,

"This is a club with tremendous history and prestige and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be its Head Coach,"Pochettino told the official Tottenham website,

"There is an abundance of top-class talent at the club and I am looking forward to starting work with the squad.

From Spain: Chelsea bid for Real Madrid defender

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From Spain: Chelsea bid for Real Madrid defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have earmarked Real Madrid defender Rapahel Varane as a possible replacement of David Luiz, who will join PSG in the summer.

Spanish newspaper Marca published earlier this month that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is keen to secure the signature of Varane.

DONE DEAL: La Liga star to REJOIN Chelsea this summer

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DONE DEAL: La Liga star to REJOIN Chelsea this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Chelsea midfielder Tiago, who helped Atletico Madrid to the La Liga title this season, has agreed to a shock return to Stamford Bridge this summer.

According to 'Marca', the33-year-old, who played in the 4-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last week, will join up with former boss Jose Mourinho in West London on a free, with his contract to expire this summer.

Is Mourinho ripping out Chelsea’s heart in pursuit of an underwhelming perfection?

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Is Mourinho ripping out Chelsea's heart in pursuit of an underwhelming perfection? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When Chelsea sold Dutch flyer Arjen Robben to European rivals Real Madrid in the summer of 2007, fans of the club had their first taste of bitter regret and anger at losing a key player, and not of their own accord.

Liverpool want £7m to let breakthrough winger leave Anfield

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Liverpool want £7m to let breakthrough winger leave Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have told Stoke City to pay£7m for Moroccan wingerOussama Assaidi, according to reports from The Telegraph.

Assaidi was sent on a season long loan to Stoke City last campaign, where he had a reasonably good season.

News of Luis Suarez recovery sparks new hope for World Cup

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News of Luis Suarez recovery sparks new hope for World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After a blistering season at Liverpool, Luis Suarez was considered one of the hottest stars to watch in the impending World Cup finals, until injury struck right at the end of the season and put him in major doubt of making the finals.

Wenger hints at upcoming swoop for £30m Real Madrid attacker

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Wenger hints at upcoming swoop for £30m Real Madrid attacker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been an admirer of French striker, Karim Benzema, for a long, long time and has been linked with attempts to land his signature on many occasions.

Now, after his comments during the Champions League final,the Real Madrid striker may finally be on his way to the Emirates, or at least the English top flight!

Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid – a Football Manager 2014 breakdown

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Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid a Football Manager 2014 breakdown - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Diego Simeone is the best thing to happen to football management since Pep Guardiola. What El Cholo has done at Atletico Madrid over the short span of two years is truly beyond anybody's wildest imagination.

Rodgers turns attention to £30m midfielder after signing new deal

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Rodgers turns attention to £30m midfielder after signing new deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool owners ensured that stability is sustained at the club, after an unforgettable league campaign where the Reds secured Champions League football, by handing young and dynamic manager Brendan Rodgers a long term contract.

Chelsea plan to sign €18m Manchester United target

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Chelsea plan to sign €18m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Mundo Deporotivo in Spain, Chelsea are looking for a possibility to sign Manchester United target and Roma defender Mehdi Benatia in the summer.

The report suggests that manager Jose Mourinho is likely to use the cash obtained from the sale of David Luiz to PSG.

Arsenal set to make surprise move for £15m Tottenham target

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Arsenal set to make surprise move for £15m Tottenham target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are plotting a surprise move for Cardiff City goal keeper David Marshall, who is also a reported target of London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gunners are searching for a replacement ofLukasz Fabianski and have targeted the 29-year-old, who is valued at£15m.

From Spain: Manchester United to miss out on €30m midfielder

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From Spain: Manchester United to miss out on €30m midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United could miss out on yet another midfield target after reports emerging in Spain, that Valencia are leading the race to sign Benfica's highly rated Argentine midfielder Enzo Perez.

Chelsea striker targeted by Borussia Dortmund

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Chelsea striker targeted by Borussia Dortmund - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Italy, German giants Borussia Dortmund are seeking the chances to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in the summer. the story has featured in the reliable Gianluca Di Mazio website and has also been relayed by TMW.

Update: Latest on £25m Arsenal target

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Update: Latest on £25m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have been heavily linked with several strikers and one of them is Benfica's Rodrigo Moreno, who is attracting interests from two Spanish clubs, Real Madrid and Valencia.

The 23-year-old Brazilian born striker started his youth career with Real Madrid but couldn't make the senior grade.

Manchester United Transfer: Seven players face uncertain future at OT

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Manchester United Transfer: Seven players face uncertain future at OT - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A mass exodus at Old Trafford seems likely as Daily Telegraph's reputed journalist Mark Ogden claims that seven players are facing an uncertain future at Manchester United.

Mourinho facing difficult choice between Cech and Courtois

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Mourinho facing difficult choice between Cech and Courtois - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea fans will be expecting manager Jose Mourinho to expend major efforts this summer on solving the striker- or should that be lack of a striker – crisis at the club. It's certainly true that not having a front man capable of delivering goals on a regular basis seriously hampered the club's progress last term, but the other end of the pitch will also be occupying some of the Portuguese's thoughts as he seeks the best path to a solution of the Cech/Courtois conundrum for next season.

Report: Latest on €40m Manchester United & Barcelona midfield target

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Report: Latest on €40m Manchester United & Barcelona midfield target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic has had a sensational campaign this season. He has almost single handedly guided Sevilla to Europa League glory. No wonder why several European heavyweights are circling around him like vultures.

Premier League Star Unfazed With Ongoing Liverpool Rumours

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Premier League Star Unfazed With Ongoing Liverpool Rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Southampton star Adam Lallana has revealed that he is unaffected by the recent speculations surrounding his future as he remains fully focused on England's preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Manchester City Star Opens Door for Summer Move to PSG

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Manchester City Star Opens Door for Summer Move to PSG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City star Yaya Toure has opened the door for a summer move to Paris Saint-German after the midfielder admitted it is hard to turn down an offer from the Ligue 1 champions.

The 31-year-old was City's top scorer in the league with 20 goals as he helped his side win the Premier League and the Carling Cup in the 2013-14 season.

QPR dismiss Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand speculation

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QPR dismiss Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand speculation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

QPR, who on the weekend secured an immediate return to the English top flight, have rejected claims that they arepoised to swoop for former England duo Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand.

Lampard, who was officially released by Chelsea last week, is currently a free agent, and while it is still a possibility that the England vice-captain could sign a new contract with the club he has spent the last thirteenyears with, the Sunhadclaimed that his uncle Redknapp, who gave him his first break in football with West Ham, waslooking to entice him with regular first team football with the newly promoted Hoops.

Chelsea target set to stay at Atletico Madrid next season

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Chelsea target set to stay at Atletico Madrid next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have been dealt a major transfer blow as Atletico Madrid left back Filipe Luis is planning to stay with the club beyond the summer. There have been reports that Chelsea were considering the Brazilian as a potential replacement for Ashley Cole, who was released by the Bluesa couple of days ago.

Arsenal Star Confirms He Is Happy at the Emirates

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Arsenal Star Confirms He Is Happy at the Emirates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lukas Podolski has revealed he is happy at Arsenal and has no plans of making a move away from the Emirates in the summer transfer window.

The 28-year-old joined the North London club in 2012 and the forward claims the decision to sign for the Gunners was the right choice.

History Repeats Itself in Champions League Final

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History Repeats Itself in Champions League Final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The final between Real Madrid and Atletico, which delivered to the Merengues the tenth, La decima, Champions League in their history will stay in the legend, just like some unforgettable finals of the most important European trophy.

Arsenal suffer blow in the chase for Roma striker

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Arsenal suffer blow in the chase for Roma striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports from Italy claim that AS Roma striker and Arsenal target Mattia Destro is set to remain at the Italian side in the summer according to his agent.

The 23 year old has enjoyed an impressive season under Rudi Garcia scoring 13 goals and grabbing a lone assist in 20 appearances for the Wolves.

From Turkey: Liverpool and Chelsea target to hold contract talks

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From Turkey: Liverpool and Chelsea target to hold contract talks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and Chelsea target Caner Erkin is set to hold contract talks with Turkish side Fenerbahce in the coming days regarding his future at the club. The 25 year old Turkish international's contract is set to expire in June.

Manchester United to miss out on long term target

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Manchester United to miss out on long term target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are all set to miss out on their long term target Ezequiel Garay, who was linked with the club since the time Newton discovered the laws of gravity!

The 28-year-old Argentine central defender has been on United's radar for the past couple of years or more.

Landon Donovan Breaks MLS Goalscoring Record

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Landon Donovan Breaks MLS Goalscoring Record - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Three days after shockingly being dropped from the USA's World Cup squad by Jurgen Klinsmann, Landon Donovan ended an eight-month wait to break the all-time MLS goalscoring record with his 135th goal early in the second half against the Philadelphia Union Sunday night at the StubHub Center.

Why Klinsmann was wrong to leave out Landon Donovan

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Why Klinsmann was wrong to leave out Landon Donovan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

German legend, Jurgen Klinsmann, named his final 23 man squad to travel to Brazil this summer for a very tough World Cup and left out US hero Landon Donovan. The Finals see them pitted in the Group Stages against European power-houses; Germany and Portugal, as well as the team that sent them home in the last World Cup; Ghana.

Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers signs new long-term contract

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Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers signs new long-term contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has signed a new long term contract, the club has confirmed via the official website.

Rodgers took Liverpool second in the Premier League andhelped secure a return to Champions League football at the end of a remarkable 2013-14 campaignand the Northern Irishman was rightly awarded with a new contract by Fenway Sports Group.

Chelsea and Arsenal target to decide future after World Cup

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Chelsea and Arsenal target to decide future after World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in TMW, Chelsea and Arsenal target Jackson Martinez is set to decide on his future after the World Cup in Brazil.

The 27 year old who has enjoyed a stunning season for Porto this campaign has featured in 41 appearances scoring 23 goals in the process.

Liverpool target set to join Inter Milan in the summer

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Liverpool target set to join Inter Milan in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool target and Napoli midfielder Valon Behrami is set to join Inter Milan in the summer according to sources in Italy and the player's native country Switzerland. Football Italiareported a couple of days ago that Inter have reached an agreement for the player, who will join the San Siro outfit after featuring in the World Cup.

Chelsea turn attention to land sensational Argentine winger

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Chelsea turn attention to land sensational Argentine winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to various reports emerging from Italian sources and British media, Chelsea have set their sights on securing the services of Argentine sensation Ezequiel Lavezzi from French Champions Paris St Germain.

“Another Giant” – Ibra gives his verdict on Chelsea star

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"Another Giant" Ibra gives his verdict on Chelsea star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The giant 6ft 5in Swedish striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has always been known for a tongue that is just as lethal as his goalscoring prowess, never being one to mince his words or sugar-coat his opinion.

Arsenal & Chelsea approach for French wonder-kid

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Arsenal & Chelsea approach for French wonder-kid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and Chelsea could involve in a transfer tug-of-war for PSG's highly talented young French midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The 19-year-old defensive midfielder has been linked with top English clubs in the past like Manchester United and Liverpool, while back in the January transfer window, French newspaper Le Parisien claimed Chelsea are leading the chase to sign him.

Update: Latest on €60m Manchester United target

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Update: Latest on €60m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If the stars, zodiacs and all other super natural forces don't interfere, Edinson Cavani's move to Manchester United could be a high possibility. English press thinks so. French media also opine the same.

PSG keen to land £300m Chelsea midfield duo

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

We at Soccerlens, love to read the Le 10 sport magazine. You might remember that in the first week of May, the same magazine dropped a bombshell with this story that Chelsea's Eden hazard wants to leave the London club to join PSG.

Liverpool and Arsenal given boost in the race to sign Belgian winger

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Liverpool and Arsenal given boost in the race to sign Belgian winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The relationship betweenZakaria Bakkaliand PSV Eindhoven are getting worse day by day with the player unwilling to commit his future at the Dutch club.

The 18-year-old Belgian, who became famous for being the youngster ever player to score a hat-trick in the Eredivise (a feat that earned him an international appearance as well), has been chased by both Arsenal and Liverpool.

Manchester United striker seeking Old Trafford exit

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Manchester United striker seeking Old Trafford exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The summer is going to be massive for Manchester United. The new manager, Louis van Gaal will be given a hefty transfer war-chest and there will plenty of ins and outs. At least, we expect that to happen.

Arsenal & Liverpool target available for cheap buyout clause

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Arsenal & Liverpool target available for cheap buyout clause - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has revealed Arsenal and Liverpool target Loic Remy could leave the club and admitted the striker has a "reasonable buyout clause."

The France international shined during his season-long loan spell at Newcastle United, where he scored 14 goals from 26 league games.

Juventus plot move to snatch €24m Arsenal target

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Juventus plot move to snatch €24m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A Champions Juventus are plotting an audacious move for Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann, who is a long term target of Arsenal.

The 23-year-old has had a fantastic campaign, where he scored 16 goals for Sociedad in the La Liga.

Manchester United: Louis van Gaal Has To Deliver On Summer Transfer Plans

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Manchester United: Louis van Gaal Has To Deliver On Summer Transfer Plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal will not be afforded a honeymoon period and has been told that he has to deliver on the clubs summer transfer plans. With rumours and counter rumours dominating the media this is a frustrating time to be a Manchester United fan.

Top 5 Most Expensive Defenders in Football History

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Top 5 Most Expensive Defenders in Football History - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea defender David Luiz is set to complete a stunning £50m move to French champions PSG this summer, where he will join up with his Brazil international teammate Thiago Silva in the heart of the defence, making Laurent Blanc's side even more of a force to be reckoned with.

Chelsea set to turn to Real Madrid youngster as David Luiz replacement?

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Chelsea set to turn to Real Madrid youngster as David Luiz replacement? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Guardian, Chelsea are reportedly exploring the possibility to sign Real Madrid youngster Raphael Varane from the Spanish capital in the summer.

Liverpool Legend Wants Rodgers to Sign Arsenal target

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Liverpool Legend Wants Rodgers to Sign Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has urged Brendan Rodgers to sign Arsenal striker target Loic Remy in the summer transfer window.

The France international spent the 2013/14 season on loan at Newcastle United from Queens Park Rangers.

Iker Casillas almost gave away the Champions League Final…

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Iker Casillas almost gave away the Champions League Final... - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

All praise to Atletico Madrid on a magnificent season, topping the mighty Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga, securing the league title 3 points clear of both of the usual Spanish powerhouses.

Match Report: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid

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Match Report: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

La Decima Arrives!

Real Madrid win their 10th European Cup final in dramatic fashion by beating Atletico Madrid 4-1 after extra time.

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, two cross town rivals went toe to toe and dished up a Champions League final that will be remembered for years to come.

Steven Gerrard Breaks Silence After His Slip Against Chelsea

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Steven Gerrard Breaks Silence After His Slip Against Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Steven Gerrard has revealed hisslip during Liverpool's 2-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea will not have any impact on his performance for England during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The 33-year-old slipped in the first half during the league fixture between the Merseyside club and the Blues, which helped Demba Ba put the ball past the Reds keeper Simon Mignolet.

‘Arry is back in the Premier League… by the skin of his teeth

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‘Arry is back in the Premier League... by the skin of his teeth - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Queens Park Rangers were one of the highest paid sides ever to be relegated from the Premier League when they went down a year ago, but they have managed to bounce straight back, thanks to an amazing twist of events at Wembley today.

Former Chelsea Star Responds to Manchester United Rumours

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Former Chelsea Star Responds to Manchester United Rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben has put the recent speculations linking him with a move to Manchester United to bed.

The Dutchman is currently with the Holland national team and he has close association with the 62-year-old manager.

Real Madrid’s Secret Weapon To Beat Atletico Madrid

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Real Madrid's Secret Weapon To Beat Atletico Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Di Maria terrorised Atletico defenders

Real Madrid had a secret weapon to beat Atletico Madrid in last night's Champions league Final. For most neutrals, last night`s Champions League Final result was disappointing, however, Real had a secret weapon to beat Atletico which vitally turned the match their way.

Club Chief Confirms Future Unclear for Liverpool and Manchester United Summer Target

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Club Chief Confirms Future Unclear for Liverpool and Manchester United Summer Target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk sporting director Andrey Stetsenko has revealed the club has already started finding a replacement for Yevhen Konoplyanka as his future remains unclear despite rumoured interest from the Premier League giants.

PHOTO: La Decima hero Gareth Bale with the Champions League trophy

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PHOTO: La Decima hero Gareth Bale with the Champions League trophy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid won a tenth European Cup this evening in Lisbon, with Gareth Bale scoring the second of Los Blancos' four goals against cross-city rivals Atletico Madrid.

Bale, 24, completed a fairy tale year with a goal in the Champions League win, having moved to the Bernabeu for a world record £85m last summer from Premier League side Tottenham, and was pictured lifting the famous trophy after game.

Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico Madrid – Los Blancos leave it late to achieve La Decima

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Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico Madrid Los Blancos leave it late to achieve La Decima - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid are Kings of Europe once again, with Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo helping Los Blancos to come from behind against a desperately unlucky Atletico Madrid, and achieve their tenth Champions League triumph, La Decima, in a fully packedEstádio da Luz.

CONFIRMED: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid lineups – Diego Costa starts!

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CONFIRMED: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid lineups Diego Costa starts! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2013/14 season comes to a dramatic conclusion this evening, with cross-city rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid to contest the Champions League final in Lisbon.

The pair will face off in the first ever final to see two sides from the same city fight it out to be crowned kings of Europe.

Juventus Attacking Revolution

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Juventus Attacking Revolution - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

FC Juventus have just confirmed Antonio Conte as manager for next campaign. The Bianconeri board is in talk with many clubs and players around Europe, to reinforce the roster for next Champions League. Here's a look at the players coming in and going.

Sexist Champions League Final Ad

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Sexist Champions League Final Ad - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dear Heineken,

Thank you for reminding me, that as a woman, the only thing that interests me is shopping. Moreover, thanks for displaying the fact that, if you want to get rid of a woman, throw a pair of shoes at her – because apparently we can't think straight when we drive past a shopping mall.

REVEALED: Van Gaal’s Top 4 Targets For Manchester United

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REVEALED: Van Gaal's Top 4 Targets For Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Van Gaal`s Top Four Summer Targets

Every day we are bombarded with Van Gaal news about transfers that are done, being done, stalled, snubbed or just plain fantasy. It is not always easy at this time to decipher which are the genuine stories and which are basically the figment of a desperate hack!

From Ukraine: Liverpool target set to snub Manchester United?

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From Ukraine: Liverpool target set to snub Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to latest reports from Ukraine, long term Liverpool target and FCDnipro wingerYevhen Konoplyanka has snubbed potential interests from Manchester United, preferring to stay at the club in the summer.

Messi’s World Cup Dream – Adidas World Cup Advert 2014

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Messi's World Cup Dream Adidas World Cup Advert 2014 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Adidas have revealed their official World Cup advert, 'Messi's World Cup Dream',with the Argentine captain joined by a host of internationalstars, including Brazil's Dani Alves, Uruguay's Luis Suarez, and Germany's Mesut Ozilin bringing the passion of the World Cup to thesmall screen.

United Passions: The story-of-FIFA movie with Mr Orange as Sepp Blatter alongside Johnny 5 man

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United Passions: The story-of-FIFA movie with Mr Orange as Sepp Blatter alongside Johnny 5 man - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The story of the world's soccer federation, FIFA, is now being told in a forthcoming movie. The film gets behind the scenes of how FIFA began, right the way up to current President, Sepp Blatter.

And The Walls Came Tumbling Down At Stanford

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And The Walls Came Tumbling Down At Stanford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Friday morning, after dropping a nuclear bomb with no warning the USA's 23-man World Cup roster without Landon Donovan out of the clear blue sky on a Thursday afternoon at Stanford, Jurgen Klinsmann faced the media.

Chelsea sell David Luiz to PSG, plan lavish summer spending spree

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Chelsea sell David Luiz to PSG, plan lavish summer spending spree - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French champions Paris St Germain have agreed terms with Chelsea to sign Brazil defender David Luiz. Chelsea confirmed the deal in an official statement on Friday on their website.

The 27-year-old defender has agreed a four-year deal with the French club, with an option for a further season.

PHOTO: Mauricio Pochettino pictured at Tottenham training ground?

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PHOTO: Mauricio Pochettino pictured at Tottenham training ground? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mauricio Pochettino was rumoured to present at Tottenham training ground earlier today with snaps of the current Southampton manager surfacing in Twitter. However the credibility of the sources is yet to be verified.

Man Utd to offload midfielder for (almost) HALF PRICE

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Man Utd to offload midfielder for (almost) HALF PRICE - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When David Moyes arrived in Manchester it came with an air of hope that he could continue along the same path of success that had been enjoyed by fellow Scotsman, Alex Ferguson, for many years preceding.

Frenchman signs surprise one-year contract extension with Manchester United

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Frenchman signs surprise one-year contract extension with Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has signed a one-year contract extension at the club, ending all talk of him potentially leaving Old Trafford this summer.

The veteran full-back, who is part of Didier Deschamps' France squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, had been strongly linked with both Monaco and Inter Milan in recent months, with rumours of him beingreplaced with a big-name in the summer running rife throughout last season.

Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole RELEASED by Chelsea

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Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole RELEASED by Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Long-serving Chelsea duo Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole have been released by the club, with the official Premier League website publishing the full list of all players retained and let go by all clubs in the top flight.

David Silva Has No Plans of Leaving Manchester City

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David Silva Has No Plans of Leaving Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City star midfielder David Silva has revealed he has no thoughts of leaving the newly crowned Premier League champions in the summer transfer window.

The Spain international was one of the key players in the Citizens squad, which saw Manuel Pellegrini win the league title in his debut season in England.

Possible Real Madrid lineup + Team News: Trio to start Champions League Final?

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Possible Real Madrid lineup + Team News: Trio to start Champions League Final? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid look to be in pretty goodshape leading up the Champions League final on Saturday, with star duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale bothdeclared fit to start against bitter cross-city rivals Atletico Madrid in Lisbon.

Luke Shaw Responds to Manchester United Rumours

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Luke Shaw Responds to Manchester United Rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Southampton star Luke Shaw has admitted that he is not focusing on the recent rumours linking him to Manchester United as he remains fully focused on England.

The Old Trafford club are set to make a £27m bid for the services of the left-back, according to the Sky Sports.

Mourinho wants to keep Torres and Ba at Chelsea

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Mourinho wants to keep Torres and Ba at Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea striker Demba Ba has revealed Jose Mourinho has asked him to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond this summer transfer window.

The Senegalese international joined the West London club from Newcastle United in January 2013 and was signed by the Blues former manager Rafael Benitez.

Celtic News: Roy Keane In For Bhoys As Larsson Says No

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Celtic News: Roy Keane In For Bhoys As Larsson Says No - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Neil Lennon`s managerial seat at Celtic Park is still warm as the candidates like Henrik Larsson, Paul Lambert and latterly, Roy Keane are shortlisted. Of course the bookies have already made their decision as to the likely replacement for Lennon, but they are notoriously inconsistent when it comes to managerial appointments.

PSG ‘in advanced talks’ to sign £40m Chelsea superstar

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PSG 'in advanced talks' to sign £40m Chelsea superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

David Luiz is edging towards a summer exit from Chelsea, withthe BBC reporting that French champions PSG are in advanced talks to sign the Brazilian for a fee of £40m.

The 27-year-old has been expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, with multiple rumours flying around concerning potential interest from Barcelona, Bayern Munch, and PSG, and the Ligue 1 side look to have almost won the race for the player.

Bony to the Emirates?

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Bony to the Emirates? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is inevitable that there will be hundreds upon hundreds of transfer rumours doing the rounds over the summer months. Some of these rumours will turn out to be true but the vast majority will likely amount to little more than paper talk.

Donovan’s Omission Is The Beginning Of The End For The USA

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Donovan's Omission Is The Beginning Of The End For The USA - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We're going to look back and say this is the moment where it all fell apart.

No Landon Donovan.

Apparently, 156 games, 57 international goals, twelve World Cup games, five World Cup goals, an unassailable position as the best American player ever, a position of leadership and a whole lot of motivation to ride off into the sunset on a high doesn't get you a place on Jurgen Klinsmann's World Cup roster.

Fabregas primed for a return to England, with Arsenal and United both interested

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Fabregas primed for a return to England, with Arsenal and United both interested - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona could be about to spark a major transfer scramble by making Cesc Fabregas available, as new manager Luis Enrique begins to consider his options to reshape the squad he inherited.

Latest from Germany: Toni Kroos claims “Manchester United was never an option”

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Latest from Germany: Toni Kroos claims "Manchester United was never an option" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos has astonishingly revealed that Manchester United was never an option for him despite longstanding interest from the Red Devils over the past few months.

From Italy: Manchester United set to swoop for AC Milan defender?

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From Italy: Manchester United set to swoop for AC Milan defender? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports from Italy have suggested that Mnachester United are looking for a possibility to sign AC Milan defender Cristian Zapata in the summer. The reliable Calciomercato Web have reported that the Red Devils are set to pursue the Colombian centre back who featured very little for the Rossoneri under manager Clarence Seedorf in the second half of the season.

Jack Wilshere Gets No 7 as Hodgson Confirms England Squad Numbers for 2014 WC

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Jack Wilshere Gets No 7 as Hodgson Confirms England Squad Numbers for 2014 WC - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Roy Hodgson has confirmed England players' squad number for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will wear No 4, while No 8 is retained by Chelsea star Frank Lampard.

Toni Kroos Transfer – What Is Really Happening Behind The Scenes?

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Toni Kroos Transfer What Is Really Happening Behind The Scenes? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Toni Kroos transfer is fast becoming this window`s saga already. Depending on which newspaper you read, the deal is `off`, or the deal is `done`, so who do you believe?

Having spent years trying to second guess managers, I have found that the most stress-free way to deal with this is simply believe it when you see it.

Possible Atletico Madrid Lineup + Team News: Diego Costa fit for Champions League Final?

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Possible Atletico Madrid Lineup + Team News: Diego Costa fit for Champions League Final? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is oncourse to make a startling recovery and play in the Champions League final on Saturday, despite sustaininga grade one hamstring injury last week against Barcelona.

From Italy: Chelsea striker on way on China amidst Roma interest

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From Italy: Chelsea striker on way on China amidst Roma interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports from Italy claim that Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o is close to a summer exit from the London club with Chinese sideGuangzhou interested in the Cameroonian.

Brazilian Artist Mocks World Cup

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Brazilian Artist Mocks World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While most football fans are concerned about match lineups or the newly updated rosters, many Brazilian citizens are infuriated with the FIFA World Cup tournament, having organized protests for over a year, and planning further manifestations once the tournament begins.

Another transfer failure: Manchester United end their interest in Toni Kroos

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Another transfer failure: Manchester United end their interest in Toni Kroos - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So was Manchester United's pursuit of Toni Kroos from February a fruitless ordeal or a smokescreen to link big names usingthe club's brand value? The Red Devils are set to end their chase for the 24 year old German who has been linked with the Manchester outfit over the past few months.

Stage set in Lisbon for Gareth Bale to show his worth

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Stage set in Lisbon for Gareth Bale to show his worth - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid take on city neighbours Atletico Madrid this weekend in the hope of being crowned kings of Europe for a tenth time. It has been twelve years since Zinedine Zidane produced that unforgettable volley to win the Champions League for Real Madrid at Hampden Park.

Liverpool given boost in pursuit of Barcelona star

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Liverpool given boost in pursuit of Barcelona star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League side Liverpool are looking to prise away Barcelona star Pedro in the summer according to reports in the Guardian. A major reshuffleimminent at the Camp Nou afternew manager Luis Enrique hinted that there will be a major clear out in the summer.

Manchester City Closing in on Signing Bacary Sagna from Arsenal

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Manchester City Closing in on Signing Bacary Sagna from Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City are edging towards securing the services of Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna, according to the Guardian.

The right-back's contract at the Emirates expires this summer and he will be a free agent in the summer transfer window.

OT Legend Blasts Woodward and Urges Manchester United to Sign Toni Kroos

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OT Legend Blasts Woodward and Urges Manchester United to Sign Toni Kroos - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has blasted Ed Woodward and has urged the Red Devils chief executive to make transfer business in order to avoid another poor season next campaign.

Liverpool’s Interest Confirmed in Signing £10m-Rated Former Bayern Midfielder

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Liverpool's Interest Confirmed in Signing £10m-Rated Former Bayern Midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayer Leverkusen have confirmed Liverpool's interest in signing Emre can in the summer transfer window.

The Daily Mail report suggested the Merseyside side club are keen on landing the midfielder as Brendan Rodgers was preparing a £10m bid in bringing him to Anfield.

Suarez a major doubt for World Cup

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Suarez a major doubt for World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There were fears today that Luis Suarez could miss the World Cup after suffering a training ground injury on Wednesday. The Uruguayan striker injured his knee and was swiftly sent for an MRI scan which revealed damage to the meniscus.

Here come the Greeks! Can Euro underdogs beat the odds in Brazil?

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Here come the Greeks! Can Euro underdogs beat the odds in Brazil? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Greece squad for the 2014 World Cupwasannounced on Monday, with manager Fernando Santos keeping faith with key striker Kostas Mitroglou, despite the striker having struggled for fitness during his disastrous four months at the now relegated Fulham.

Agent Hints at Barcelona Return for Manchester City Star Yaya Toure

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Agent Hints at Barcelona Return for Manchester City Star Yaya Toure - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The agent of Yaya Toure has hinted that Manchester City star could be heading for a Barcelona return in the summer transfer window.

The Ivory Coast international joined the Citizens from Catalan club and helped them win two Premier League titles, including that during the 2013-14 season.

OT Favourite Explains Why Louis van Gaal Appointment is Good for United

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OT Favourite Explains Why Louis van Gaal Appointment is Good for United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend David Beckham believes the appointment of Louis van Gaal is good for the Red Devils due to the Holland manager's past record of promoting youth players into the first team.

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Live Blog (2014 Champions League Final)

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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Live Blog (2014 Champions League Final) - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Welcome to the Soccerlens Live Blog: 2014 Champions League Final edition, hosted by Tom Gatehouse.

Click here for the full preview of Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

Our coverage will start on Saturday5pm, sharp, so as we scrabble together as much pre-match material as we can (translating Michael Owen's sinusless guff, looking out for that worrying little twinkle in Pepe's eye, etc.

From Italy: Arsenal on alert as Juventus striker edges closer to exit

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From Italy: Arsenal on alert as Juventus striker edges closer to exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal could finally pursue their aim to secure the services ofJuventus striker Sebastian Giovinco after reports from Italian sources claimed that the 27 year old might be headed for a summer exit from Turin.

2014 Champions League Final: Facts & Figures

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2014 Champions League Final: Facts & Figures - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2014 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid takes place at Lisbon's Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Here's a set of facts and figures relevant to the Champions League final make sure you see our other Champions League final articles too (links at the bottom):

  • The final will be the 59th since the competition started as the European Cup in the 1955-56 season.

Liverpool star injured just before the World Cup

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Liverpool star injured just before the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Big news coming from Uruguay is Luis Suarez has picked up an injury in training.

Luis Suarez has damaged hismeniscus and will undergo surgery on Thursday morning, according to Uruguayan journalist Martin Charquero.

From Italy: Former Liverpool midfielder ‘called’ by Napoli manager

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From Italy: Former Liverpool midfielder 'called' by Napoli manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports from Italy have suggested that Napoli manager Rafa Benitez has called Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano urging him to join Napoli in the summer. Benitez had earlier brought the Argentineto Anfield during his successful tenure at Anfield and is desperate to reunite with him at the Partenopei.

The Champions League Final 2014: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid

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The Champions League Final 2014: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid UEFA Champions League Saturday, 24th May, 2014 Estadio da Luz, Lisbon The Big Picture

For the very first time, two clubs from the same city will face each other in the final of the UEFA Champions League.

La Decima: Real Madrid and the Hunt for a Tenth European Cup

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La Decima: Real Madrid and the Hunt for a Tenth European Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid on the cusp of a tenth European cup success (La Decima), with cross-city rivals Atletico Madrid in the 2014 Champions League final in Lisbon their last hurdle.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will look to fire the club to European immortality this Saturday in the Portuguese capital, with Carlo Ancelotti also able to write his name into Real folklore by leading to the club to trophy number ten, coming twelve years after their last final appearance, where Zinedene Zidane's iconic volley secured victory over BayerLeverkusen at Hampden Park.

Inter Milan Need Cash to Buy Chelsea Players

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Inter Milan Need Cash to Buy Chelsea Players - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Next season will be revolutionary for Inter Milan. In the last match of the 2013-2014 campaign, four club's legends have played their last match for the Nerazzurri: Javier Zanetti, Esteban Cambiasso, Walter Samuel and Diego Milito.

Thomas Muller Talks About Relationship with New Manchester United Manager

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Thomas Muller Talks About Relationship with New Manchester United Manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has revealed that he has a good relationship with incoming Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

The 24-year-old came up through the ranks of the Bavarian club's youth system and was handed a regular place in the Bundesliga outfit's first team, while the Holland boss was in charge at Allianz Arena.

Manchester United star to decide future after World Cup

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Manchester United star to decide future after World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa will decide his future after the World Cup according to reports in TMW. The Japanese play maker has struggled to get ample game time on the pitch since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund in 2012.

Manchester United Agree Terms in Signing Talented Midfielder

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Manchester United Agree Terms in Signing Talented Midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have reportedly agreed a fee in signing Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos in the summer transfer window.

The Express reports that the Red Devils have now agreed a deal in bringing the midfielder to Old Trafford.

Manchester United Looking to Steal Liverpool’s Long-Term Winger Target

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Manchester United Looking to Steal Liverpool's Long-Term Winger Target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are planning to sign Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk winger Yevhen Konoplyanka under Liverpool's nose in the coming transfer window.

The 24-year-old has long been on the Merseyside club's radar and were keen on securing his services in the January transfer window.

Will another Champions League team sign Ashley Cole as their first-choice left-back?

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Will another Champions League team sign Ashley Cole as their first-choice left-back? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A few days ago, Ashley Cole took to Twitter to declare that his time at Stamford Bridge appeared to be over and that he was considering some options. The phrase "Chelsea and England left back" was removed from his bio on Twitter and using the same medium, he posted that "I am weighing up my options for playing next season with my agent and sadly it does not look like Chelsea will be one of them".

From Italy: Fiorentina set their sights on two Arsenal stars

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From Italy: Fiorentina set their sights on two Arsenal stars - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the reliable TMW, Serie A side Fiorentina have set their sights on two Arsenal players Mikel Arteta and Thomas Vermaelen in order to strengthen their squad in the summer.

Verdict from Italy: Manchester United target to stay at Juventus

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Verdict from Italy: Manchester United target to stay at Juventus - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Widespread reports from Italy have claimed that Juventus star Arturo Vidal will stay at the club for the next season despite interests from Manchester United. The story has featured in TMW.

Louis Van Gaal Talks About Manchester United

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Louis Van Gaal Talks About Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Incoming Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has refused to comment on the recent speculations linking AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman to Old Trafford.

The Mirror earlier reported the midfielder is linked to United as the Red Devils were believed to be preparing a £25m in landing him.

United bid for €53m star midfielder

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United bid for €53m star midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are preparinga €53m offer for Fbregas, according to reports in Spain.

Manchester United are long term admirers of the ex-Arsenal captain and were heavily linked with Cesc Fabregas last summer but failed to pull off a deal.

Chelsea away kit 2014/15: Blues looking Brazilian? Must be Yellow Fever!

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Chelsea away kit 2014/15: Blues looking Brazilian? Must be Yellow Fever! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have revealed their new Adidas away kit for the 2014/15 season, with the club making a return to theirbold yellow strip, a look surely destinedto remind fans of the impending 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer.

From Spain: Barcelona to sell Manchester United target

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From Spain: Barcelona to sell Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spanish giants Barcelona might sell former Arsenal midfielder and Manchester United target Cesc Fabregas in the summer according to reports in Marca. The Spanish giants will undergo wholesale changes at the club after what has been a forgettable season for the Camp Nou outfit.

Didier Drogba could be headed for Italy instead of a Premier League return

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Didier Drogba could be headed for Italy instead of a Premier League return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A Champions Juventus are plotting a shock transfer swoop for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. The 36 year old Ivorian has confirmed that he will leave Turkish side Galatasaray in the summer saying good bye to the fans from his Instagram account.

Nike World Cup 2014 Shirts

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Nike World Cup 2014 Shirts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the festivities inSouth America only 22days away, World Cup fever isstarting to take hold, and with national team squads beginning final training, stadiums undergoing last-minute preparations, and many lucky fans starting to pack their bags for a trip of a lifetime, Nike have added to the mixing pot by releasing a set of photographs showing a whole host of shirts and boots in epic, floodlit surroundings.

Liverpool defender drops major hint: I won’t be third choice

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Liverpool defender drops major hint: I won't be third choice - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Danish media, Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has voiced his concerns over his future at the club. Speaking to Ekstra Bladet, the 29 year old Dane revealed that he felt frustrated over manager Brendan Rodgers' selection.

The German Identity Crisis

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The German Identity Crisis - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Remember the Germans of days gone by when they were West Germans and winning the World Cup at least once every decade?

They were cold, calculating, mechanical, and clinical. They ate penalty shootouts for breakfast. They were organized and robotic.

Why One Mad Month Should Not Spell The End For Ashley Cole

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Why One Mad Month Should Not Spell The End For Ashley Cole - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ashley Cole's whole world has rather turned on its head this month, with two huge announcements potentially heralding the end of the 33-year-old as a professional footballer, or even worse in the eyes of Chelsea fans, the start of a new chapter at a rival such as Liverpool or Real Madrid.

Campo Retro World Cup Collection: Classic Football History Re-imagined

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Campo Retro World Cup Collection: Classic Football History Re-imagined - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Campo Retro, football fashion kings noted for their unique and retro football shirts and apparel, have released their latest offering, the 'Brasil '14′ World Cup collection, with a host of national sides' kits re-imagined withbrilliant retro magic.

Ashley Cole reveals Chelsea career is over, with Liverpool set to swoop

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Ashley Cole reveals Chelsea career is over, with Liverpool set to swoop - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ashley Cole has revealed that he is to leave Chelsea in the summer, with the 33-year-old taking to Twitter to inform and thank the Blues faithful for their support throughouthis eight trophy-laden years at Stamford Bridge.

World Cup 2014: The Dream Team

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World Cup 2014: The Dream Team - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Soccer's ultimate event, the FIFA World Cup is now just around the corner. Some of the best players in the world will soon head over to Brazil to headline what promises to be a tournament to remember. Following the soccer frenzy, I was going through the teams and the groups a few days back which got me thinking about the World Cup Dream Team.

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: 2014 Champions League Final Preview

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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: 2014 Champions League Final Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's not been an easy decade for Real Madrid. The most successful team in European football have had to endure many long years in the shadow of the imperious Barcelona, with the likes of Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi, and Pep Guardiola conspiring to keep Los Blancos in the dark.

Barca go back to the future to appoint Luis Enrique

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Barca go back to the future to appoint Luis Enrique - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After what always seemed destined to be a failure, Barcelona have reverted back to form and appointed former skipper and B team manager Luis Enrique to replace the Gerardo Martino who left the club by mutual consent over the weekend, halfway through a two-season contract with the Catalan club.

Lisbon set to host ‘Legendary’ 2014 Champions League Final

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Lisbon set to host 'Legendary' 2014 Champions League Final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid will take on fierce La Liga rivals Real Madrid this Saturday in the 2014 Champions League final, with host city Lisbon set for a long weekend to remember; but if you were thinking of packing off to the Portuguese capital to catch the event, you may want to crack open the old piggy bank, with hotels showing a phenomenal rise in prices as we approach the big day.

Rotherham United v Leyton Orient – League 1 Playoff Final 2014 Preview

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Rotherham United v Leyton Orient League 1 Playoff Final 2014 Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Rotherham United and Leyton Orient will battle is out on Sunday in a contest few would have picked at the start of the season. Over the course of the season, both teams don't deserve anything less.

Another side joins Arsenal and Liverpool in race for Javi Martinez

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Another side joins Arsenal and Liverpool in race for Javi Martinez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Il Corriere dello Sportare reporting that Italian side Napoli have entered the race to sign Bayern Munich player Javi Martinez. Rafael Benitez is a big fan of the 25 year old and if an opportunity presents itself to sign him, he is supposedly very keen to do so.

Yaya Toure’s agent plans yet another payday with PSG and Barcelona watching

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Yaya Toure's agent plans yet another payday with PSG and Barcelona watching - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Man City fans will not be happy whatsoever when they read what the agent of their star midfielder has recently come out with. He has dropped a potential bomb on how Yaya is thinking of leaving the Premier League champions.

BetExpert: Betting With Guaranteed Results!

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BetExpert: Betting With Guaranteed Results! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite what it says on the tin, BetExpert.me in no way offers betting odds. Instead, this website offers customers the very top betting tips and predictions from onlytheexperts so as to help you makethe right bet, and considering the competitive, confusing and often hostile environment of sports betting, BetExpert.

Southampton Star Responds to Liverpool Transfer Rumours

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Southampton Star Responds to Liverpool Transfer Rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been handed a massive blow in signing Southampton defender Dejan Lovren after the centre-back admitted that he is happy at St Mary's Stadium.

The 24-year-old joined the Saints from French club Lyon last summer.

From Germany: Mario Mandzukic set to leave with Arsenal and Chelsea interested

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From Germany: Mario Mandzukic set to leave with Arsenal and Chelsea interested - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports from Germany have suggested that Mario Mandzukic's career at Bayern Munich is over after the Croatian striker was dropped by Pep Guardiola for the German Cup final against Borussia Dortmund.

Arsenal Encouraged in Signing Bacary Sagna’s Replacement

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Arsenal Encouraged in Signing Bacary Sagna's Replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's hope of signing Serge Aurier has been boosted after Toulouse defender admitted that he could leave the French club in the summer transfer window.

The Metro claims the right back has been linked with a move to the Emirates.

From Spain: Thibaut Courtois set to return to Chelsea

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From Spain: Thibaut Courtois set to return to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Thibaut Courtois is set to return at Stamford Bridge in the summer according to reports in the Spanish Media. Sky Sports reporter Graeme Bailey tweeted on the the current developments earlier today.

Former Arsenal Player Reveals He Is Open For Emirates Return

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Former Arsenal Player Reveals He Is Open For Emirates Return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have been handed a massive boost in re-signing their former player Carlos Vela in the summer transfer window after Real Sociedad striker admitted that he could make a return to the Emirates.

PHOTO: Manchester United bid farewell to living legend Ryan Giggs

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PHOTO: Manchester United bid farewell to living legend Ryan Giggs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Premier League legend Ryan Giggs has called time on his 23 year playing career, with the 40-year-old to take up his position as Louis van Gaal's assistant manager next season.

Diegoe Simeone: The Man Behind The “Impossible” Title

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Diegoe Simeone: The Man Behind The "Impossible" Title - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The final of the 2014 UEFA Champions League, on Saturday May 24th will be the 5th one-country final, and Atletico Madrid's 1st Champions League final in history.

Diego ¨El Cholo¨ Simeone has singlehandedly transformed a team that was falling behind before his arrival in 2011.

Louis Van Gaal: A Short History

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Louis Van Gaal: A Short History - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A brief look at the new Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal's career milestones.

1951: Born August 8 in Amsterdam.

1972: Signs professional forms with Ajax.

1973: After only one season leaves Ajax to join Belgian side Royal Antwerp.

Arsene Wenger FINALLY agrees bumper new contract at Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger FINALLY agrees bumper new contract at Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has finally agreed a new contract with the club, with the Frenchman set to put pen to paper over a new three-year deal worth £7.

Arsenal beating Liverpool in shock race for wantaway England star

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Arsenal beating Liverpool in shock race for wantaway England star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Both Arsenal and Liverpool are hoping to sign Manchester City midfielder James Milner this summer,with the England man reportedly telling the newly crowned Premier League champions of his desire to leave the club.

Chelsea: La Liga winner’s future to be decided after Champions League Final

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Chelsea: La Liga winner's future to be decided after Champions League Final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea loan star Thiabaut Courtois's future will be decided after the Champions League Final in Lisbon this Saturday, according to Atletico Madrid CEOMiguel-Ángel Gil Marín.

Staying or Going? Liverpool star speaks out on PSG rumours

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Staying or Going? Liverpool star speaks out on PSG rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool defenderMamadou Sakho has spoken about the rumours linking him with a summer move back to Ligue 1 champions PSG, with some fans unimpressed with his debut season in the Premier League.

Why Aaron Ramsey will NOT be heading to Bayern Munich this summer

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Why Aaron Ramsey will NOT be heading to Bayern Munich this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Aaron Ramsey, the darling of Arsenal fans everywhere, has been recently linked with a move to Bayern Munich, with Pep Guardiola reportedly eager to lure the Welsh star away from the Emirates.

Porto’s €50m star chooses Chelsea ahead of Premier League rival

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Porto's €50m star chooses Chelsea ahead of Premier League rival - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Rising French star Eliaquim Mangala has revealed that should he leave Porto in the summer, he would choose a move to Chelsea over newly crowned Premier League champions Manchester City.

Mangala, 23, is making serious waves over in the Portuguese league, and has been strongly linked with a move away from Porto for the past year and a half.

Manchester United star set for medical tests with Juventus

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Manchester United star set for medical tests with Juventus - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra was spotted in Turin over the weekend, with the French international in Italy to negotiate terms and take medical tests with Serie A champions Juventus.

The Italian side have been keen to snap up the 33-year-old for quite some time, with Evra available on a free when his contract expires next month.

Didier Drogba paves way for Chelsea return after confirming Galatasary exit

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Didier Drogba paves way for Chelsea return after confirming Galatasary exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is to leave Turkish side Galatasaray in the summer, with the 36-year-old linked with a sensational move back to West London.

Drogba made Chelsea history back in 2012, scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League final penalty shoot-out against Bayern Munich, giving the Blues ultimate glory in what was his last game before moving abroad.

PHOTO: Louis van Gaal appointed Manchester United manager

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PHOTO: Louis van Gaal appointed Manchester United manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After many months of intense speculation, Manchester United have finally confirmed the appointment ofLouis van Gaalas manager of the club, with the Netherlands boss signing a three-year deal to succeed David Moyes as permanent incumbent at Old Trafford.

Gazidis: Arsenal still a work in progress, but FA Cup win a big step

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Gazidis: Arsenal still a work in progress, but FA Cup win a big step - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has urged the Gunners to use their FA Cup final victory as a platform to build on for more success next season.

Aaron Ramsey's stunner in the extra-time saw Arsenal come from two goals down to end their nine-year long wait for silverware, and Gazidis now wants the Gunners to use their FA Cup success to achieve great heights next season.

Arsenal 3-2 Hull City: Aaron Ramsey obliterates nine-year trophy drought

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Arsenal 3-2 Hull City: Aaron Ramsey obliterates nine-year trophy drought - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While he was arguably as comfortable as a cat midway through abath, thesight of Arsene Wenger, drenched in champagne, being thrownin the air by the jubilant Arsenal players hascomfortably obliterated nine years of frustration for the millions of Gunners fans around the world, and secured the Frenchman's return as the apple of their eye after his enduring legacy looked to be under serious threat.

Liverpool striker closing in on summer La Liga move

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Liverpool striker closing in on summer La Liga move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Failed Liverpool hitman Iago Aspas has been linked with a move back to former club Celta Vigo, with the Spanish striker close to ending his year-long nightmare at Anfield.

The 25-year-old, who only moved to Merseyside from Celta last season, has failed to score a single Premier League goal, with his only strike coming in the FA CUp win over Oldham; now according to 'fichajes.

Manchester United Need Five World Class Players, Says OT Legend

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Manchester United Need Five World Class Players, Says OT Legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel believes the Red Devils need to sign five world-class players, including the likes of Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels and Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos.

Liverpool bid for €12m midfielder, could join in summer

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Liverpool bid for €12m midfielder, could join in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have made a bid for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can, according toreports inGermany.

According to reports in German newspaper Bild,Liverpool are rumored to be close to activating the €12 million release-clause of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can.

Hargreaves: Money is Motive Behind Toni Kroos’ Potential Move to Manchester United

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Hargreaves: Money is Motive Behind Toni Kroos' Potential Move to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves wants Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos to reject a chance to join the Red Devils and claims the money is the main motive behind his potential switch to Old Trafford.

Manchester United want yet another Arsenal player

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Manchester United want yet another Arsenal player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United could make a move for yet another Arsenal player. Last time, the Old Trafford club signed a player from the Gunners was back in 2012, when they signed Dutchman Robin van Persie.

According to reports from The Sunday Times, Manchester United have joined the race to sign Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna, who has yet to sign a new contract at the club.

PHOTOS: Arsenal players celebrate after dramatic FA Cup Final win

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PHOTOS: Arsenal players celebrate after dramatic FA Cup Final win - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The party has certainly started for Arsenal, with the Gunners securing their first piece of silverware for almost a decade with a dramatic 3-2 win over Hull City at Wembley.

Photos of the festivities are flooding Twitter,and we thought it fun to bring some of the best ones together for your viewing pleasure (not if your a Hull fan)!

PHOTO: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger bids farewell to Bacary Sagna?

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PHOTO: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger bids farewell to Bacary Sagna? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's dramatic 3-2 win over FA Cup final win over Hull City secured a first piece of silverware for Arsene Wenger for almost a decade. But theFrenchman looks certain to bid farewell to one of his best ever right-backs, with Bacary Sagna set to leave the club in the summer.

PHOTO: Arsenal pair Mertesacker and Podolski holding the FA Cup

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PHOTO: Arsenal pair Mertesacker and Podolski holding the FA Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have ended their nine-year trophy drought by beating Hull City 3-2, with goals from Santi Cazorla, Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey sealing the game for Arsenal.

A delighted Arsene Wenger announced the FA Cup win marks start of a new era.

Arsenal: Wenger Says FA Cup Victory Marks Start of New Era

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Arsenal: Wenger Says FA Cup Victory Marks Start of New Era - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has suggested Arsenal's 3-2 win over Hull City in the FA Cup final at Wembley willmark a start of a new era at the Emirates.

The Gunners ended their nine-year long trophy drought by making a comeback in winning the cup on Saturday.

PHOTO: Mesut Ozil lifts FA Cup at Wembley

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PHOTO: Mesut Ozil lifts FA Cup at Wembley - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In a dramatic FA Cup final, Arsenal claimed England's oldest Cup competition in extra time as Aaron Ramsey's winner finally ended the Gunner' eight year barren spell without silverware.

Mesut Ozil, the record summer signing for Arsenal has had a decent campaign and so is his German team-mate Lucas Podolski.

PHOTO: Diego Simeone lofted by Atletico players

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PHOTO: Diego Simeone lofted by Atletico players - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid secured the La Liga title on the last day of the season after securing a 1-1 draw with Barcelonaat the Nou Camp earlier today.

Diego Simeone'e men, with the win became the first team since Valencia in 2004 to break Real Madrid and Barcelona's hegemony to claim the coveted crown.

PHOTO: Arsene Wenger lifts the FA Cup

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PHOTO: Arsene Wenger lifts the FA Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Finally Arsenal end their trophy draught. It took them nine years to win any major silverware. And Arsene Wenger must be a very relieved man.

For the past nine years, the Frenchman has received lots of criticism from the press for failing to win any trophy.

CONFIRMED: Arsenal vs Hull City lineups – FA Cup final an hour away!

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CONFIRMED: Arsenal vs Hull City lineups FA Cup final an hour away! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal:Fabianski; Sagna Mertesacker Koscielny Gibbs; Arteta Ramsey; Cazorla Ozil Podolski; Giroud

Subs:Szczesny, Vermaelen, Rosicky, Wilshere, Monreal, Flamini, Sanogo

Hull City:McGregor; Davies, Bruce, Chester, Rosenior, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Meyler, Quinn, Fryatt

Subs: to follow.

Liverpool: Rodgers reveals transfer criteria for new signings

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Liverpool: Rodgers reveals transfer criteria for new signings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed the Reds will look to bring in players who can play more than one role in the summer transfer window.

The Merseyside club enjoyed a brilliant run in the recently concluded season as they finished as the runners up behind the champions Manchester City.

Inter target Manchester United striker as alternative for Torres

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Inter target Manchester United striker as alternative for Torres - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Inter Milan are expected to be one of the busy-bodies in summer, as the Italian giants are keen to sign several top players in order mount a strong challenge for theScudetto next season.

Manchester United: Van Gaal to leave €45m midfield target for Liverpool?

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Manchester United: Van Gaal to leave €45m midfield target for Liverpool? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United scouts have had watched Sporting's highly rated central midfielder William Carvalho in the last 18 months or so probably more than any other players they've scouted.

Liverpool plot move to sign €20m dazzling winger

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Liverpool plot move to sign €20m dazzling winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisted he needs at least four or five top quality players in order to mount challenge on both domestic and European fronts next season. Having finished second (TV revenue) in the league and qualified for Champions League next season, money probably won't be a huge issue for Liverpool to attract top players in the summer.

Arsenal may miss out on Real Madrid striker

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Arsenal may miss out on Real Madrid striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal may miss out on another top target in the summer. The Gunners are thought to be a long term admirers of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, who has struggled to get regular games under Carlo Ancelotti.

Arsenal Transfers: Top 5 strikers Wenger should target this summer

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Arsenal Transfers: Top 5 strikers Wenger should target this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the reasons why Arsenal failed to stay competitive till the end of the title race this campaign (as many feel) is due to their failure to land a top striker in the January transfer window.

DONE DEAL: Manchester United agree deal to sign rising Serbian star

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DONE DEAL: Manchester United agree deal to sign rising Serbian star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have struck a deal with Serbian outfit FK Vojovdina to sign their young goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic, with this expected to be only the start of a fascinating transfer window for the club.

Former Gunner: Arsenal to fight off TEN clubs to keep Aaron Ramsey

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Former Gunner: Arsenal to fight off TEN clubs to keep Aaron Ramsey - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Arsenal striker John Hartson has claimed that as many as ten clubs will be interested in star midfielder Aaron Ramsey this summer,but that it would be a shock if the 22-year-old leaves the club during the impending transfer window.

Liverpool: Top five potential left back signings

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Liverpool: Top five potential left back signings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer is going to be massive for Liverpool. Simply massive. If the last season was a case for introspection, the coming season will certainly be 'a season of expectation' for Liverpool.

In fact, they already have exceededall expectations this season.

Liverpool & Chelsea target prefers move to Madrid

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Liverpool & Chelsea target prefers move to Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Alberto Moreno prefers a move to Real Madrid and is set to reject Chelsea and Liverpool, according to reports in Spain.

According to Marca, Alberto Moreno has decided to join Real Madrid, as he wants to join good friends Sergio Ramos and Fabio Coentrao.

Arsenal: FA Cup could prove to be salvation for Wenger

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Arsenal: FA Cup could prove to be salvation for Wenger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There is a general acceptance in the football world that the FA Cup isn't quite what it was when it comes to levels of importance for Premier League clubs. Title glory and the glamour of the Champions League carry the club' and for some clubs at the lower echelons of the table, survival and the financial stability that brings is everything.

Should Robin van Persie get Manchester United captaincy ahead of Wayne Rooney?

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Should Robin van Persie get Manchester United captaincy ahead of Wayne Rooney? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Now that Vidic has played his last game for Manchester United, and with Evra looking like he has done so too, the Red Devils are in need of a new permanent captain.

A well respected Dutch journalist has told SkySportsthat Robin Van Persie is expected to be given the responsibility and handed the captains armband by soon to be manager Van Gaal.

Arsenal or Hull? Twitter boldly predicts the outcome of the FA Cup Final

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Arsenal or Hull? Twitter boldly predicts the outcome of the FA Cup Final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will take on fellow Premier League side Hull City tomorrow at Wembley in the 2014 FA Cup final, with both sides desperate for the coveted prize for vastly different reasons.

Good News! Lionel Messi signs new Barcelona contract

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Good News! Lionel Messi signs new Barcelona contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

FC Barcelona today announced that Lionel Messi has agreed to a new contract.

Lionel Messi existing deal ends in June 2018, but Barcelona have decided to reward him with a new deal.

Not another one! Arsenal star WILL finalise Manchester City move after May 17th

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Not another one! Arsenal star WILL finalise Manchester City move after May 17th - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna will sign for Manchester City after the FA Cup final on May 17th, with the Frenchman failing to overcome a dispute over a pay-rise at the club, and will become the FIFTH Gunners player to have move to the Etihad in the last five years.

Barcelona in pole position to land Liverpool target

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Barcelona in pole position to land Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports from Spain have suggested that Barcelona have stepped up their interest to sign Liverpool target and Sporting Lisbon's defender Marcos Rojo in the summer.

The 24 year old Argentine has enjoyed a good season in Portugal and has attracted interest from Liverpool over the past couple of months.

Chelsea to swap £30m fans favourite for Bundesliga predator?

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Chelsea to swap £30m fans favourite for Bundesliga predator? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In an astonishing turn of events, reports from Germany suggest that Chelsea and Bayern Munich are willing to negotiate a swap deal involving David Luiz and Mario Mandzukic in the summer. German daily Bild have reported the story while the news has also been relayed by Mundo Deportivo of Spain.

Louis van Gaal lines up €160m worth of Manchester United transfer targets

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Louis van Gaal lines up €160m worth of Manchester United transfer targets - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal will be officially confirmed as the next permanent manager of Manchester United within next Monday. The Dutchman, who is currently focussing on Holland's World Cup campaignsays he "can manage the situation" of handling both jobs at the same time.

Goodbye Geezer? Why Chelsea will regret selling the monstrous David Luiz

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Goodbye Geezer? Why Chelsea will regret selling the monstrous David Luiz - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The news that John Terry has extended his contract at Chelsea by a further year will surely delight the majority of Blues fans, with their stalwart captain still an utter necessity in the Chelsea backline.

The Maturation Of Landon Donovan

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The Maturation Of Landon Donovan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Landon Donovan was a jerk. He'll tell you that. I'll tell you that. Everyone will tell you that.

Young Landon Donovan was a jerk, and a bit of a rebel. He dyed his hair bleach blond. He whipped off his shirtwhenever possiblein goal celebrations.

From Belgium: Liverpool want Chelsea’s Hazard

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From Belgium: Liverpool want Chelsea's Hazard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have informed Chelsea they are interested in Hazard, according to reports in Belgium. Not Eden, but his brother Thorgan.

Scouts of Liverpool watched Thorgan Hazard against Lokeren, last weekend according to the very reliableKristof Terreur‏of HLN.

Manchester giants eye €70m move for Roma duo

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Manchester giants eye €70m move for Roma duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite Juventus' record-breaking Scudetto win, Roma's excellent season has not gone unnoticed. The Giallorossi finished second in Serie A and a few of their players are now attracting attention from some major European clubs.

Manchester United might hijack £20m Liverpool target

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Manchester United might hijack £20m Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are desperate to land Southampton's Adam Lallana as quickly as possible as the Anfield side fear that Manchester United might play spoilsport and land the 26 year old in demand winger just at the last minute.

Juventus closing in on Manchester United winger

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Juventus closing in on Manchester United winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports from Italy have suggested that Juventus are closing on outcast Manchester United winger Nani from Old Trafford in the summer. The story has featured in Tuttosport claiming that Carlos Tevez will united with his former team mate at Turin for next season in Antonio Conte's revolution of the Old Lady.

From Germany: Liverpool want £12m Leverkusen ace

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From Germany: Liverpool want £12m Leverkusen ace - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have madean enquiry with Bayer Leverusen for midfielder Emre Can, according to German magazine Kicker.

Brendan Rodgers is keen on adding the 20 year old defensive midfielder to replace out of favour Lucas Leiva.

Juventus plot move for €26m Manchester United target

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Juventus plot move for €26m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italian giants Juventus are plotting sensational move for Borussia Dortmund central defender Mats Hummels, who is also a reported target of Manchester United.

Central defence is one of the areas where Manchester United will be looking to add quality players in, especially after the departures of two world-class centre-backs Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.

Inter make contact with Liverpool over €13m move for Brazilian star

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Inter make contact with Liverpool over €13m move for Brazilian star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Inter Milan are looking to sign a quality central midfielder in the summer and have targeted Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva to fill the role.

The 27-year-old didn't enjoy a great start to his Liverpool career and was even booed by the home fans.

Manchester United offer €30m for Juventus midfielder

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Manchester United offer €30m for Juventus midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems like Sir Alex Ferguson has himself taken the responsibility to start the rebuilding work at Old Trafford from behind. The legendary Manchester United manager was spotted in Turin, watching Europa League final between Sevilla and Benfica.

FA Cup Final Preview: Arsenal ‘Cup villains’ to stand up to underdogs Hull City

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FA Cup Final Preview: Arsenal 'Cup villains' to stand up to underdogs Hull City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Welcome to this year's'Soccerlens FA Cup Final Preview', with team news, stats and predictions below...

Be sure to cast your final vote, at the bottom of the page!

Arsenal plot £30m move for Real Madrid striker

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Arsenal plot £30m move for Real Madrid striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Many believe that failing to sign a world class striker (both in summer and in January transfer window) was one of the reasons why Arsenal crumbled under pressure in the Premier League title race.

Last summer the Gunners had tried to sign Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez, but failed to land either of them.

Manchester United ready to offer €40m for Roma midfielder

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Manchester United ready to offer €40m for Roma midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports from Italy suggest that Manchester United are plotting a whopping€40m transfer swoop for Roma's Kevin Strootman in the coming transfer market. Italian daily Il Tempo has revealed that the Red Devils want the Dutch midfielder with Louis Van Gaal set to take charge at Old Trafford in the summer.

Chelsea legend may leave Stamford Bridge in summer

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Chelsea legend may leave Stamford Bridge in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea legend Petr Cech might leave Stamford Bridge next season with Jose Mourinho willing to replace the Czech by Belgian young keeperThibaut Courtois, who is on loan to Atletico Mdarid.

From Spain: €25m Manchester United and Liverpool target may leave in summer

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From Spain: €25m Manchester United and Liverpool target may leave in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona forward, Pedro Rodriguez doesn't rule out the possibility of switching to Premier League in the summer, after reports in Spain suggests he has "significant offers"from Premier League clubs.

FA Cup Final: Possible Arsenal Starting XI Against Hull City

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FA Cup Final: Possible Arsenal Starting XI Against Hull City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal face Hull City in the FA Cup final on Saturday as Arsene Wenger has a chance to end his eight year drought at the club. The conclusion of outcome at Wembley will hold a significant precedent over the Gunners' ambition for next season as the London side inexplicably slipped for a potential title winning spot to finish fourth in the Premier League standings.

Future of Liverpool midfielder in jeopardy

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Future of Liverpool midfielder in jeopardy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the best things happened to Liverpool since the Rafael Benitez era, is the redevelopment of the club's academy. The Spaniard single handedly revamped the academy and though one couldn't observe the impactsimmediately, the output is now there for everyone to see and appreciate.

15 Liverpool players up for grabs in summer

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15 Liverpool players up for grabs in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A number of Liverpool players are up for grabs in the summer, along with long serving duo Daniel Agger and Lucas Leiva, according to reports in England.

Brendan Rodgers will let go FIFTEEN players this transfer window as he prepares to raise funds to sign top quality players that can compete on both domestic and European fronts.

Liverpool ready for another WAR with Chelsea over £15m Spaniard

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Liverpool ready for another WAR with Chelsea over £15m Spaniard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Remember last January? Flashback? Mohamed Salah transfer saga? Liverpool were on the verge of signing the Egyptian, then out-of-no-where Chelsea emerged and wrapped up the deal.

Can the role reversal happen?

Manchester United ready to offer £30m for Chelsea target

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Manchester United ready to offer £30m for Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems like Manchester United are hell-bent and ready to go to any extreme to sign Southampton's highly rated left-back Luke Shaw.

The 18-year-old has been one of the stand out performers of Southampton this season and has been rightly selected in England national squad for the World Cup in Brazil.

Arsenal set to sign Mexican striker after activating buy-back clause

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Arsenal set to sign Mexican striker after activating buy-back clause - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are all set to resign their former striker, Carlos Vela after the Gunners have reportedly activated his€4m buy-back clause, that was inserted in his contract with Real Sociedad.

From Italy: Arsenal to fight Milan to sign French defender

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From Italy: Arsenal to fight Milan to sign French defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports from Italy have suggested that Arsenal will lock horns with AC Milan to sign French defender Adil Rami from Valencia in the summer. The story has featured in the reliable and trusted Gianluca Di Marzio website.

From Spain: Liverpool ready to pay €25m for Spanish midfielder

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From Spain: Liverpool ready to pay €25m for Spanish midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted the Reds need quality players next season in order to compete on both domestic and european fronts.

Central midfield is one of the areas where Rodgers would be looking to sign one or two top players.

New Liverpool Away Kit: Suarez and Gerrard unveil 2014/15 second strip

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New Liverpool Away Kit: Suarez and Gerrard unveil 2014/15 second strip - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have unveiled their 2014/15 away kit, with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and PFA Player of the Year Luis Suarez donning the new yellow and red strip for the launch.

PHOTO: Ryan Giggs in Holland to meet Louis van Gaal

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PHOTO: Ryan Giggs in Holland to meet Louis van Gaal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ryan Giggs met Louis van Gaal in Hollandfor face-to-face talks about hisManchester Unitedfuture, reports The Guardian.

Giggs was appointed as an interim manager to take charge of Manchester United for the final four games,following David Moyes' sacking, was photographed leaving a hotel in Van Gaal's hometown ofNoordwijk.

Luis Suarez comments on Real Madrid transfer rumour

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Luis Suarez comments on Real Madrid transfer rumour - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luis Suarez has enjoyed the best season in the Premier League since he joined Liverpool in the January transfer window of 2011.

Despite missing first five games due to suspension, the Uruguayan managed to score 31 goals in the league and has been rightly giventhe PFA player of the Year award.

Europa League Final 2014: ‘Sevilla vs Benfica’ Preview

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Europa League Final 2014: 'Sevilla vs Benfica' Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spain and Portugal will face off in what will surely be a hotly contested Europa League final this evening in Turin, with Sevilla vsBenfica set to be a singularly roller-coaster spectacle with all the ingredients to make this final one of the best ever in the competition's short, five-year history.

Diego costa quashes ‘NONSENSE’ Chelsea transfer rumour

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Diego costa quashes 'NONSENSE' Chelsea transfer rumour - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Well, well, well. Are we going to see another twist in the tale?

Diego Costa has been Chelsea's first choice transfer target this summer, and if the reports are to believed, both from English & Spanish media, the Brazilian born striker has already signed for the Blues.

Arsenal prepare €40m bid for dazzling world class winger

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Arsenal prepare €40m bid for dazzling world class winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal fans have gone through the same cycle of frustration yet again. Despite starting the season well and dominating it till Jan-Feb, the Gunners collapsed when minimum bit of pressure was applied.

Chelsea: John Terry agrees one year contract extension

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Chelsea: John Terry agrees one year contract extension - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea captain John Terry will be playing his 17th season at Stamford Bridge after agreeing on a pay as you play deal with the London club. The 33 year old will earn close to£150,000 a week plus bonuses depending on the number of games he plays.

Vidic reveals astonishing “fights” within Manchester United under Moyes

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Vidic reveals astonishing "fights" within Manchester United under Moyes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Nemanja Vidic has shed light on Manchester United's disastrous 2013-14 campaign claiming that the players fought with themselves rather than manager David Moyes who was sacked last month.

Manchester United: Van Gaal to bring in highly-rated young Dutchman?

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Manchester United: Van Gaal to bring in highly-rated young Dutchman? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Speculation concerning Manchester United's search for a new central defensive pairing is beginning to grow, with the latest reports claiming that Feyenoord'sBruno Martins Indi could well be brought in to potentially partner German rock Mats Hummelsat Old Trafford next season.

Manchester United legend launches scathing attack on club

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Manchester United legend launches scathing attack on club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has launched a scathing attack on the club blasting the decision to sack David Moyes, saying the Scot deserved more time and that Vice Chairman Ed Woodward needs to take a hard look at himself.

Real Madrid ready to pay €70m for Luis Suarez

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Real Madrid ready to pay €70m for Luis Suarez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer is going to be massive for Liverpool. The Reds are back in the Champions League, and Brendan Rodgers has already insisted he needs top quality players to challenge for glories on all fronts.

Along with buying new players, Liverpool must ensure they keep hold of star striker Luis Suarez.

PHOTO: Chelsea duo on their way to Brazil

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PHOTO: Chelsea duo on their way to Brazil - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's time to concentrate on the World Cup. Chelsea stars Oscar and Willian are both selected to play for Brazil in the World Cup, and the duo has left the club to join the squad in Brazil.

The pair posted a photo on Instagram, at airport, while waiting for the plane to arrive.

Liverpool keen to land £25m midfielder before World Cup

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Liverpool keen to land £25m midfielder before World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Southampton, it seems, are not prepared to take the first offer on Adam Lallana, or indeed countenance any transfer unless the player makes clear his desire to leave the east coast by putting in a written transfer request, or indeed unless a suitable bid is made.

Liverpool eye move for €15m Barcelona midfielder

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Liverpool eye move for €15m Barcelona midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Catalan Daily Sporthave reported Liverpool are eyeing a move that will see Mascherano from Barcelona head back to Merseyside. The Spanish source is also claiming that Napoli will rival Liverpool for his signature, with former manager Benitez, who remains a big fan of the Argentinian.

Real Madrid join the race to sign €50m Manchester United target

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Real Madrid join the race to sign €50m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Beware Manchester United and Manchester City. It is always an alarming sign whenReal Madrid join the race to sign any of the players you're targeting.

Eliaquim Mangala, the highly rated French defender has had a terrific season under his belt.

Why Roman Abramovich and other billionaire owners are good for football

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Why Roman Abramovich and other billionaire owners are good for football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Since Roman Abramovich brought Chelsea back in 2003 the club has constantly come under scrutiny for ‘buying success' and the same goes for Manchester City who have now recently won their second Premier League since the owner bought the club.

Inter hope to land Chelsea trio in summer

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Inter hope to land Chelsea trio in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Inter Milan are still hoping to land at least three players from Chelsea this summer, albeit all are back-up plans.

Let me elucidate here. Tuttosport reports that Inter Milan presidentErick Thohir has been talking with several agents and prosecutors in England to get few players from the Premier League.

Martinez makes first move to sign Arsenal and Liverpool target

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Martinez makes first move to sign Arsenal and Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has made the first move to sign Arsenal and Liverpool target Loic Remy in the summer.

The Merseysiders have indicated that signing Romelu Lukaku permanently next season will be difficult hence they have made the first move to sign Loic Remy,the Queens Park Rangers striker who spent the past season on loan at Newcastle United.

Bayer Leverkusen sign Arsenal target Josip Drmic

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Bayer Leverkusen sign Arsenal target Josip Drmic - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayer Leverkusen have dealt a hammer blow to Arsenal's transfer wishlist after confirming they had signed Nurnberg striker Josip Drmic.

#Bayer04 hat für die nächste Saison Josip #Drmic vom 1.

Done Deal: Chelsea Agree £32m deal For Sensational Spanish Striker

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Done Deal: Chelsea Agree £32m deal For Sensational Spanish Striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have reportedly agreed a £32m deal for Diego Costa, with the Atletico Madrid striker poised to complete his long-awaited move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Sky Sports broke the news of the agreementlate on Monday, with their sources claiming the striker is now Chelsea-bound.

PHOTO: Eden Hazard wins Chelsea’s Player of the year award

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PHOTO: Eden Hazard wins Chelsea's Player of the year award - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Belgian winger Eden Hazard was named Chelsea's player of the year after just his second season with the club. The 23 year old enjoyed a superb season amidst a disappointing campaign for the Blues scoring scoring 16 goals and grabbing 7 assists in 44 appearances.

Liverpool target hints at Real Madrid move

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Liverpool target hints at Real Madrid move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are set to be dealt a major blow in their pursuit of Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic after the player claimed that he would love to play in the Champions League for Real Madrid.

Reports are rife that the Sevilla captain spoke to German daily Kicker expressing his wishes for the upcoming season.

Louis van Gaal approved Rio Ferdinand’s exit at Old Trafford

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Louis van Gaal approved Rio Ferdinand's exit at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand is set to leave the club in summer, after his glittering 12 years' service at the club, ended in curious circumstances.

The 35-year-old was informed afterUnited's final league match away to Southampton that he would not be offered a new contract.

Chelsea star agrees deal to join Barcelona

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Chelsea star agrees deal to join Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea defender David Luiz has agreed to join Barcelona. For the last few days, reports were emerging from Brazilian media that Barcelona will announce the signing of Luiz after the World Cup.

Today, The Times, one of the most reliable and prestigious media outlet in UK claimsDavid Luiz has agreed terms with Barcelona yesterday over a move likely to be worth almost £30m.

A season to never repeat – Yours Sincerely, Man United Fans

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A season to never repeat Yours Sincerely, Man United Fans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Premier League season is over after 38 matchdays, and it will be around a hundred day wait before the 2014/15 campaign will kick off. The World Cup in Brazil will stand as a pleasant interference to the summer, which will make a change to an unpleasant season for United and fans that nobody wanted to go on for a second longer.

Chelsea leading the race to sign £15m Liverpool target

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Chelsea leading the race to sign £15m Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea need a left-back in the summer. Ashley Cole, who has announced a shock retirement from International football, could be all set to leave Chelsea as well, following the expiry of his contract.

Liverpool leading the race to sign Barcelona winger

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Liverpool leading the race to sign Barcelona winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer is massive, just massive for Liverpool. The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers will be backed with transfer funds, as Liverpool prepare to build a strong team that can handle the dual pressure of Premier League and the Champions League.

Report: Chelsea monitoring €32m Napoli forward

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Report: Chelsea monitoring €32m Napoli forward - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Times writer Gary Jacob reports today that Chelsea are monitoring Napoli forward Jose Callejon.

Chelsea are looking to sell David Luiz to Barcelona and manager Jose Mourinho wants to use the money properly in buying few players.

Manchester United: Top four potential defender signings

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Manchester United: Top four potential defender signings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Rio Ferdinand is set to leave Manchester Unitedin the summer after the defender was told his contract won't be renewed. The 35-year-old joined the club from Leeds United and spent 12 glorious years at Old Trafford, where he won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and one Champions League.

Juventus plot move for €20m Manchester United target

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Juventus plot move for €20m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If you can't beat them, join them, as they say. Or have them join you. This seems to be the philosophy for Juventus after their Europa League semifinal defeat to Benfica, as according to Tuttosport, they have set their sights on the Portuguese club's midfielder Enzo Perez.

England Might Be Pretty Good – Just Don’t Tell Anyone

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England Might Be Pretty Good Just Don't Tell Anyone - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England's World Cup squad was officially unveiledon Monday, and I think Roy Hodgson nailed it.

It helped of course that injury prevented Theo Walcott from being shockingly picked or shockingly left out, but Hodgson's blend of youth and experience seems to have the right balance for England to compete in Brazil.

The man the fans love to hate – Steve Evans

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The man the fans love to hate – Steve Evans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This week will be the second legs of the League One playoffs with Leyton Orient, Peterborough, Preston and Rotherham all still will a chance to make it to Wembley.

There will be one man social media will be looking to shout about come 7:45 on Thursday, as Steve Evans, one of the Football Leagues most hated men takes to the side lines for the Millers home game against PNE.

Is Mexico’s Miguel Herrera Good? Or Just Lucky?

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Is Mexico's Miguel Herrera Good? Or Just Lucky? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

I know the storyline: Miguel Herrera is supposed to be the savior of El Tri.

And in a way, I see it. I see a little Diego Maradona in the brash, 46 year-old from Hidalgo.

Herrera has an inch on Maradona.

Tottenham Hotspur sack Tim Sherwood

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Tottenham Hotspur sack Tim Sherwood - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Tim Sherwood, the club has confirmed. Chairman, Daniel Levy, commented on the subject:

"We appointed Tim mid-season as someone who knew both the players and the Club.

"We agreed an 18-month contract with a break clause at the end of the season and we have now exercised that option.

Rio Ferdinand’s glittering Man United career ends with a whimper

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Rio Ferdinand's glittering Man United career ends with a whimper - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

12 monthsago, 87 minutes into Sir Alex Ferguson's final game in charge, Rio Ferdinandhammered a shot into the Old Trafford net which lifted the stanchion from the turf, and just a few minutes later celebrated winning his sixth Premier League title.

Brazilian star dismisses Liverpool exit talk

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Brazilian star dismisses Liverpool exit talk - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva has played down talks which have reported that his career might be over at Liverpool. After the Reds beat Newcastle by 2-1 at Anfield on the last day of the season, the 27 year took to his Instagram account to post pictures of his family after the final whistle.

UNVEILED: Adidas Battle Pack World Cup Boots – featuring Suarez, Messi, and Ozil

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UNVEILED: Adidas Battle Pack World Cup Boots featuring Suarez, Messi, and Ozil - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the 2014 Brazil World Cup just30 days away from kickoff, Adidas have finally revealed their long anticipated Battle Pack boot collection, with five separate creations to be worn by some of the world's very best players in South America.

Samir Nasri to miss the World Cup?

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Samir Nasri to miss the World Cup? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Samir Nasri has spoken to French channel Canal Plusabout his fears on missing out on a place in the World Cup squad.

The Man City star was hit with a three match ban by the French Football Federation for his behaviour at Euro 2012, where he aimed a foul mouthed rant at a journalist, repeatedly calling him a "son of a bitch" amidst complains about the French media.

Arsenal: Is Arsene Wenger ruining his reputation?

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Arsenal: Is Arsene Wenger ruining his reputation? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsène Wenger's promise to sign a new contract with Arsenal may not particularly be good news for several fans and pundits who may have started to doubt whether the Frenchman still has what it takes to challenge for major honours.

Premier League club sacks manager after only four months in charge!

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Premier League club sacks manager after only four months in charge! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

West Brom have parted company with manager Pepe Mel, with the Spaniard leaving the club after only four months in charge at the Premier League side.

Mel, 51,succeeded Steve Clarke back in January, but led the club to only three victories from 17 matches, with West Brom finishing 17th in the Premier League table, only three points above the relegation zone.

Ezequiel Garay: Could the Argentine make it at Manchester United?

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Ezequiel Garay: Could the Argentine make it at Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If there is a player accustomed to success, then that could well beEzequiel Marcelo Garay. The 27-year-old has blossomed into one of the top operators outside of the big European leagues, and has been linked with a move to Manchester United this summer.

PHOTO: England World Cup Squad Revealed by Roy Hodgson

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PHOTO: England World Cup Squad Revealed by Roy Hodgson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Roy Hodgson has today revealed his England World Cup squad for the 2014 summer tournament in Brazil.

The biggest news of the announcement arguably lands with the inclusion of young Ross Barkley, the outstanding young Everton talent, with Southampton trio Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw all given the nod.

Manchester United make secret £27m bid for Luke Shaw

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Manchester United make secret £27m bid for Luke Shaw - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have refused to comment on speculation claiming they have submitted a £27m bid for Southampton defender Luke Shaw.

The 18-year-old, who looks set to be named in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad later today, has been one of the standout young Premier League players this season, and has been long-linked with a move to either Chelsea or Manchester United, with reports now emanating that the Red Devils have made the first move.

Chelsea eager to sign Portuguese talent ahead of Liverpool

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Chelsea eager to sign Portuguese talent ahead of Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are reportedly planning a summer swoop for Benfica full-backJoao Cancelo, with Jose Mourinho keen to secure the youngster's services ahead of both Liverpool and newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City.

Fernando Torres to stay at Chelsea? Twitter Reacts – ‘Please, Just Leave!’

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Fernando Torres to stay at Chelsea? Twitter Reacts 'Please, Just Leave!' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has lived rather a cursed life at Stamford Bridge.

Having arrived in a blaze of glory in January 2011, with the Chelsea faithful dying to see how well the Spaniard would link up with their resident blunderbuss Didier Drogba, Torres' Chelsea career has spiraled downwards in such an embarrassing way that he has become one of the great mysteries of the modern Premier League era: Where did the superstriker Fernando Torres go?

Chelsea defender in shock retirement following England rejection

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Chelsea defender in shock retirement following England rejection - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea stalwart Ashley Cole revealed late on Sunday evening that he had received a phone call from Roy Hodgson confirming his omission from England's World Cup squad, and that he is to retire from international duty with immediate effect.

Ivorian defender comments on Arsenal link

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Ivorian defender comments on Arsenal link - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season is over. Weekends will be dull and boring, while transfer rumours are only saviours to keep us energetic during this hibernating phase. And there is World Cup too.

This summer, as always, is vital for all the top Premier League clubs.

Liverpool lodge bid for Adam Lallana

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Liverpool lodge bid for Adam Lallana - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have lodged an official bid for Southampton winger and skipper Adam Lallana.

According to reports from BBC Radio Solent, the Reds have made the first official move for the winger, who has enjoyed a terrific campaign this season, scoring 10 goals in 42 games for Southampton.

Could Luis Suarez’s Liverpool disappointment drive him to Real Madrid?

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Could Luis Suarez's Liverpool disappointment drive him to Real Madrid? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For many watching one of the iconic moments of the season will be Luis Suarez sobbing uncontrollably, with his shirt pulled over his head, being led from the pitch by Kolo Toure and Steve Gerrard at the end of Liverpool's traumatic 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace.

Report: Louis van Gaal to become Manchester United boss on Monday

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Report: Louis van Gaal to become Manchester United boss on Monday - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal is set to be named as Manchester United manager tomorrow after having fixed an appointment with the club, according to Italian journalist Tancredi Palermi.

Tomorrow 11.

PHOTO: Luis Suarez holding the Premier League Golden boot

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PHOTO: Luis Suarez holding the Premier League Golden boot - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2013/14 Premier League season is over. Manchester City have been crowned the Champions of England for the second time in three years, while Liverpool finished second.

It was an amazing season for the Reds, who surpassed all expectations to reach this far.

WATCH: Manchester City winners of dramatic 2013/14 Premier League

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WATCH: Manchester City winners of dramatic 2013/14 Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City are the Premier League champions for 2013/14, with their 2-0 win over West Ham on Sunday consolidating their position on the top of the table, with Liverpool powerless to prevent the title heading to the Etihad for the second time in three years.

PHOTO: Manchester City ‘Selfie’ on Twitter after Premier League Title Victory

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PHOTO: Manchester City 'Selfie' on Twitter after Premier League Title Victory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions this afternoon, with their 2-0 win over West Ham seeing them pip Liverpool to top spot, and see the title head to the blue of Manchester for the second time in the last three years.

Premier League Final Day Fixtures: Predicting Perfect Pandemonium

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Premier League Final Day Fixtures: Predicting Perfect Pandemonium - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Time flies when you're having fun. This is certainly the overwhelming sentiment when talking about this season's Premier League campaign.

With more twists and turns than a sped-up ivy vine, the English top flight has once again succeeded in captivating it's baying public, with both ends of the table putting on a show of epic proportions.

Chelsea star set to join Barcelona after World Cup

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Chelsea star set to join Barcelona after World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer is massive for Chelsea. While a massive rebuilding program is certain to take place, Jose Mourinho will be looking to sculpt the squad to his own taste. If the reports are to be believed, the Blues are already closing in on Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, while several top players could be sold out as well.

Arsenal star set to leave in the summer

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

Arsenal right back is set to walk from the Emirates in the summer according to reports from France. The 31 year old is out of contract in the summer and with no suggestions of a new deal on the horizon, the Frenchman will in all certainty play his last game for the Gunners against Hull City in the FA Cup final at Wembley later this month.

Another Manchester United hero set to leave Old Trafford

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Another Manchester United hero set to leave Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Patrice Evra is expected to play his last game for Manchester United today and will join Inter Milan, according to The Telegraph.

Evra is out of contract in the summer and he is likely to join Nemanja Vidic as Inter Milan are ready to offer him a deal.

Chelsea duo perfect for PSG, claims Brazil skipper

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Chelsea duo perfect for PSG, claims Brazil skipper - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems like PSG have taken the policy of Barcelona to lure opposition players. The Catalan giants have a tendency to speak about players, whom their club is reportedly interested in. Remember, how almost each and every day Barcelona players used to speak about Cesc Fabregas or Alex Song, when the players were at Arsenal.

Inter looking to strengthen squad with one of Torres & Lamela

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Inter looking to strengthen squad with one of Torres & Lamela - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As we are approaching the end of the season, Inter are starting to consider their objectives for the upcoming transfer window. In attack, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, they are deciding between going for a pure striker or a number 10.

Chelsea set to bid €32m for Napoli forward?

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Chelsea set to bid €32m for Napoli forward? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In a shocking turn of events, reports from Italy suggest that Chelsea are contemplating a massive€32m offer for Napoli winger Jose Callejon. It is believed that Jose Mourinho is desperate to sign the player who flourished under him at Real Madrid.

Lazio striker’s agent: Liverpool one of the many clubs he likes

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Lazio striker's agent: Liverpool one of the many clubs he likes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lazio striker Keita Balde Diao likes several Premier League clubs with Liverpool being one of them, his agent has claimed. The story has been reported by TMW.

Savini, Agent of #Liverpool interest #Balde #Keita : "Contract extension?

Spurs favourite to beat Arsenal and Liverpool for €12m French striker

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Spurs favourite to beat Arsenal and Liverpool for €12m French striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's that time of the year again. The Barclays Premier League 2013/14 season is getting over this Sunday and we'll be drawn to boring few months of hibernation. Thank God, we have World Cup in between to keep that spirit going.

Chelsea to beat Man Utd for €22m German midfielder

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Chelsea to beat Man Utd for €22m German midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are in the market for a new striker and possibly a new midfielder as well. Club legend Frank Lampard is reaching the apogee of his career while midfielder John Obi Mikel could be sold in the summer, which means signing a new midfielder is a high possibility.

Manchester United edge closer to land £60m rated striker

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Manchester United edge closer to land £60m rated striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are set to offer French Ligue One champions Paris St Germain a whopping£60m for striker Edinson Cavani to avoid any competition in the upcoming summer transfer market.

TMW journalist Marco Frattino has suggested that his colleagueAlfredo Pedulla (Naples journalist) has claimed in his personal blog that the striker's relationship with manager Laurent Blanc has now reached its lowest point and the French boss hasn't been kind to the El Matador.

Manchester United midfield target dreams of joining Barcelona

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Manchester United midfield target dreams of joining Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

La Liga giants Barcelona are confident of luring Roma's Miralem Pjanic, who is also a reported target of Manchester United.

The 24-year-old is a highly rated versatile midfielder, who has had a great season under his belt with theGialorossi.

Possible Manchester United Starting Lineup vs Southampton

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Possible Manchester United Starting Lineup vs Southampton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Here we are then, the last game of the Premier League season, and not a moment too soon for Manchester United, who are surely looking forward to a summer of reinvention and revamping, to the extent of which has never been seen before at the club.

Possible Arsenal starting lineup against Norwich

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Possible Arsenal starting lineup against Norwich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We're into the final game of the Barclays Premier League season. Apart from one certain title battle that is yet to be decided, rest is all settled. Arsenal have once again secured the Champions League qualification spot (bad luck Roberto and Everton!

Adidas reveal Bayern Munich Home Kit 2014/15

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Adidas reveal Bayern Munich Home Kit 2014/15 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The new Bayern Munich home kit for 2014/15 has been unveiled by Adidas, with the club's three iconic colours proudly shown off in a bold new design.

Bayern, runaway winners of this season's Bundesliga, have enjoyed phenomenal success over the past two seasons, with the German giant's only real blip an uncharacteristic thumping at the hands of a powerful Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League this season, preventing Pep Guardiola's side from achieving an unprecedented second consecutive European triumph.

Pogba wants Manchester United forward at Juventus

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Pogba wants Manchester United forward at Juventus - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Central midfield is one of the areas that has been Manchester United's biggest concern over the last few years. Not that they didn't have players who could emulate (had that potential) club legends like Paul Scholes, but some how didn't work out.

An Ode To Cristiano Ronaldo

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An Ode To Cristiano Ronaldo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the last week and a half, Cristiano Ronaldo hasscored two absolute screamers against Osasuna, he hastallied two more against Champions League holders Bayern Munich, and he has single-handedly kept Madrid's La Liga hopes alive byvolley-stomping a ball into the back of the net with a move whose closest parallel is the act of kicking down a door.

An Ode To Cristiano Ronaldo

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An Ode To Cristiano Ronaldo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the last week and a half, Cristiano Ronaldo hasscored two absolute screamers against Osasuna, he hastallied two more against Champions League holders Bayern Munich, and he has single-handedly kept Madrid's La Liga hopes alive byvolley-stomping a ball into the back of the net with a move whose closest parallel is the act of kicking down a door.

Why Manchester United should pursue Fiorentina’s ‘New Da Vinci’

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Why Manchester United should pursue Fiorentina's 'New Da Vinci' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Born in the Spanish capital of Madrid, it's not been all plain sailing for Borja Valero. He could not make it past Real's B-team, was relegated with West Brom and Villarreal, and despite being exceptionally gifted, has still not managed to break into the Spanish national side.

Chelsea inches from Diego Costa as Atletico chase €13m replacement

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Chelsea inches from Diego Costa as Atletico chase €13m replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea's pursuit of Diego Costa could be about to get a lot simpler, with news coming in from Spain that Atletico Madrid are interested in Santos striker Leandro Damiao, with rumours of a €13m bid from the Champions League finalists now doing the rounds.

Liverpool keen to secure £25m playmaker before World Cup

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Liverpool keen to secure £25m playmaker before World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are set to bid for Southampton skipper Adam Lallana, according to Sky Sports.

Lallana, 25, has emerged as a top target for Brendan Rodgers, and is looking to bring the playmaker to Anfield before the start of the World Cup this summer.

Arsenal and Manchester United to EACH lose a long-serving star?

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Arsenal and Manchester United to EACH lose a long-serving star? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Arsenal may be sworn enemies, but they both have common ground as we approach the summer transfer window, with the pair both facing the prospect of losing a stalwart defender come the end of the season.

Sevilla hero eager to join Liverpool, but €20m winger rejects move

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Sevilla hero eager to join Liverpool, but €20m winger rejects move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sevilla's on loan midfielder Stephane M'Bia has revealed his excitement at being linked with Liverpool, fueling rumours of an impending summer move, but long-term targetXherdan Shaqiri has stated his desire to remain at Bayern Munich beyond the summer.

Arsenal can sign Atletico midfielder for free

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Arsenal can sign Atletico midfielder for free - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid midfielder, Diego Ribas is all set to leave the club. The 29-year-old joined Atletico on a six-months loan and has proved to be an important substitute player for Diego Simeone's side.

Despite the fact that Atletico can win both La Liga and the Champions League this season, they are still struggling with parlous financial condition.

Manchester United and Chelsea ‘closely following’ €60m midfielder

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Manchester United and Chelsea 'closely following' €60m midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid have become the most romanticised team for the neutrals this season. To be fair to them they deserve widespread adulation. With a budget no where near to European heavy weights, through sheer management, they've come along this far and might end the season, winning La Liga title and the Champions League as well.

Nani to Juventus in the front page of Italian newspaper

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Nani to Juventus in the front page of Italian newspaper - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports from Italy suggest that Serie A champion Juventus are closing on Manchester United outcast winger Nani in the impending transfer market.

We have been keeping tabs on Nani's future over the past few weeks and have reported that the Portuguese is set for an exit from Old Trafford.

Done Deal: Chelsea agree to sign Swiss midfielder

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Done Deal: Chelsea agree to sign Swiss midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer is vital for Chelsea. The Blues are expected to spend heavily in the summer as Jose Mourinho wants to sculpt the squad according to his own taste. Star players are expected to arrive while there could be few departures as well.

Arsenal manager wants Man City banned from Champions League football

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Arsenal manager wants Man City banned from Champions League football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger waded waist-deep into a rather murky pool when he apparently declared at a press conference that Manchester City should be excluded from the Champions League for contravening the UEFA FFP regulations.

Man City plot to sign €45m long term Manchester United target

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Man City plot to sign €45m long term Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan has been on the radar of Premier League and other European heavy weights for some time now.

Manchester United are thought to be his biggest admirers and going by the reports, the Red Devils have attempted to sign him on several occasions in the past.

Real Madrid may dash Arsenal’s hope of signing £25m striker

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Real Madrid may dash Arsenal's hope of signing £25m striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid may dash Arsenal's hope of signing Benfica's highly rated forward, Rodrigo Moreno, as the Los Blancos are contemplating a move for their former player, reports Portuguese newspaper O Jogo.

Good News! Manchester United duo fit for WC 2014

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Good News! Manchester United duo fit for WC 2014 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's interim manager Ryan Giggs has confirmed that Manchester United duo Wayne Rooney and Phil Jones will be fit to play for England at this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

England manager Roy Hodgson will announce his provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup on Monday.

Possible Chelsea starting XI against Cardiff

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Possible Chelsea starting XI against Cardiff - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea somewhat collapsed towards the end of the season. Not only they failed to maintain their momentum in the title race, but also got eliminated from the Champions League semi-final stages.

However, Chelsea fans can still look back with pride and plenty of positives they can dereive from the first season in charge under Jose Mourinho.

Possible Liverpool Starting Lineup against Newcastle

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

Ah, the season is ending. Premier League is such an intoxicating drug for us that it feels like wish it could go on longer. For the last time this season, we bring you this possible line-up segment at Soccerlens.

Manchester United loan watch – Who will make it at Old Trafford?

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Manchester United loan watch Who will make it at Old Trafford? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United currently have some interesting young talents out on loan. The question is though, who will actually go on to make it at Old Trafford?

Nick Powell: Age 20

After scoring on his home debut for Manchester United against Wigan, the 20 year old was loaned out to the club for a season long loan.

Roney considers Liverpool talisman better than Messi

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Roney considers Liverpool talisman better than Messi - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wayne Rooney claims PFA Player of the year andFootball Writers' Association Footballer of the Year winner Luis Suarez is better than Lionel Messi and is only behind his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

Nico Gaitan to Liverpool transfer rumour explained

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Nico Gaitan to Liverpool transfer rumour explained - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool plotting a move for Benfica winger Nico Gaitan is all over the web now. It could be in newspapers tomorrow, if not already, while Portuguese newspaper A Bola have already published the story on their web site.

Three Questions for the Odds-On World Cup Favorites Brazil

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Three Questions for the Odds-On World Cup Favorites Brazil - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazil is always expected to contend on soccer's biggest stage, and this year is no exception: the 2014 World Cup host team boasts several of the best players in the world, and seems cohesive under relatively new manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Inter to turn to Tottenham star if Mikel bid fails

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Inter to turn to Tottenham star if Mikel bid fails - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Inter Milan could turn their attention to Tottenham midfielder Sandro if their bid to land Chelsea's John Obi Mikel fails in the summer, according to talksport. The story has also been relayed in Tutto Mercato Web.

Chelsea midfielder closing in on summer Juventus switch?

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Chelsea midfielder closing in on summer Juventus switch? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A champions Juventus are looking to sign Chelsea midfielder Ramires, with reports claiming that the Brazilian could be well on his way to Turin in the summer.

The Bianconeri have now won the Serie A three times in succession and are looking to mount a serious challenge in the Champions League next campaign.

World’s highest paid youngster plays for Man Utd, and PSG almost stole him!

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World's highest paid youngster plays for Man Utd, and PSG almost stole him! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The agent of Manchester United's rising star Adnan Januzaj has revealed that not only did his client reject the overtures of mega-rich PSG last October, but by committing his future to United, he became the world's highest paid youngster, earning a wage that surpasses that of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when they were his age.

Van Gaal on Manchester United job: It’s a stupid question

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Van Gaal on Manchester United job: It's a stupid question - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dutch Legend Louis Van Gaal has for the first time spoken about anything related to his 'impending' move to Manchester United. The 62 year old who is preparing for the World Cup kickoff for the Netherlands national side erupted over a question from a BBC reporter.

Update: Latest on €45m Manchester United midfield target

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Update: Latest on €45m Manchester United midfield target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For the past one year, hardly a week have passed by, where we didn't have any story on William Carvalho. The 22-year-old is by far the best midfielder in the Portuguese Liga and has a staggering€45m release clause, so naturally he is bound to create headlines, when several top clubs are showing an interest in him.

Tottenham to ditch Sherwood for…?

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Tottenham to ditch Sherwood for...? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham have had a relatively disappointing campaign despite spending big last summer. Another season without Champions League and there could be another managerial sacking.

Tim Sherwood is certain to leave at the end of the season and Spurs are paying close attention to appointing a new manager.

Chelsea reignite interest in €50m Manchester United target

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Chelsea reignite interest in €50m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Yes. Chelsea have reignited their interest in Porto'sEliaquim Mangala, who is also a reported target of Manchester United and Manchester City.

The 23-year-old Porto defender was a reported target of both and Chelsea and Manchester United, but it was City who looked favourite to beat both of them for his signature.

Sporting midfielder: Right decision to reject Chelsea

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Sporting midfielder: Right decision to reject Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sporting midfielder Adrien Silva says he made the right decision to snub Chelsea, during the early stages of his career.

The 25-year-old has been one of the consistent performers for Sporting this season and helped the team qualify for the Champions League next season.

Liverpool duo fail to make 2014 Brazil World Cup squad

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Liverpool duo fail to make 2014 Brazil World Cup squad - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2014 Brazil World Cup squad has been announced, with Chelsea's David Luiz, Ramires, Oscar and Willian all making Luiz Felipe Scolari's provisional 23-man selection, but there is no place for Liverpool'sPhilippe Coutinho or Lucas Leiva.

Louis van Gaal admits he wants to be Manchester United boss

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Louis van Gaal admits he wants to be Manchester United boss - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Holland manager Louis van Gaal has admitted to BBC Sport that he wants to take over at Manchester United.

The 62-year-old has long been linked with the vacant position at Old Trafford, with interim boss Ryan Giggs sure to leave his post at the end of the season.

Top 5 Worst Premier League Signings of the Season 2013/14

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Top 5 Worst Premier League Signings of the Season 2013/14 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Oddly enough, we all love a truly terrible player! While it will always remain an obscure novelty, the sight of an atrocious signing, struggling to put on foot in front of the other, is often the catalyst for some of the most enjoyable football debates and conversations.

Liverpool join the race to sign €30m Arsenal target

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Liverpool join the race to sign €30m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool chief scout Julian Ward watched winger Antoine Griezmann last Monday according to Spanish newspaper Sport.

Liverpool have entered the race to sign French wingerAntoineGriezmann after sending a scouting team to watch himin Real Sociedad's 1-1 draw with Granada on Monday night.

Liverpool: Suarez emerges as top priority for Real Madrid

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Liverpool: Suarez emerges as top priority for Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Like the previous summer, Luis Suarez could take the centre stage in Liverpool's transfer proceedings, as the Premier League's top scorer emerges as top summer target for Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers agrees contract extension till 2018

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Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers agrees contract extension till 2018 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports from Guardian have suggested that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has agreed a contract extension which will keep him at the club till 2018.

The 41 year old Northern Irishman took charge of the Reds in 2012 when owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) decided to put their faith in a relatively young manager after club legend and fan favourite Kenny Dalglish was sacked.

VIDEO: Huge Old Trafford send-off as Nemanja Vidic leaves Manchester United

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VIDEO: Huge Old Trafford send-off as Nemanja Vidic leaves Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United said farewell to captain Nemanja Vidic on Tuesday evening, with the last match of the season at Old Trafford all that more poignant for the players and fans, as the Serbian grabbed the mic to tell the United faithful how much he has enjoyed the last eight years at the club, calling them 'the best years of my life'.

VIDEO: Arsenal players’ sing-song their worst ever ‘performance’?

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VIDEO: Arsenal players' sing-song their worst ever 'performance'? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Kids these days want to be two things when growing up: a footballer, or a singer. While such a small percentage of youngsters achieve their dream, not one kid grows up to be BOTH, and judging by Arsenal's 'singing footballers' video, we can only pray that One Direction's occasional dabbling in the beautiful game remains the only slight exception to the rule.

VIDEO: Should Meyler miss FA Cup final after Adnan Januzaj stamp?

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VIDEO: Should Meyler miss FA Cup final after Adnan Januzaj stamp? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hull City midfielder David Meyler faces being banned for the FA Cup final against Arsenal later this month after the Irish international appeared to stamp onManchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj during his side's 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford.

Chelsea star close to joining Barcelona claims Spanish press

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Chelsea star close to joining Barcelona claims Spanish press - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea star David Luiz is reportedly close to joining Barcelona in the summer according to Spanish daily AS Sport.

It is believed that Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for the 27 year old who has reportedly fallen out with manager Jose Mourinho.

From Spain: Lionel Messi asks €45m Real Madrid target to join Barcelona

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From Spain: Lionel Messi asks €45m Real Madrid target to join Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spanish daily Sporthave reported thatLionel Messi has urged national teammate and friend Sergio Aguero to join him at Barcelona in the summer.

Barcelona have had a season to forget with new manager Tata Martino finding it hard to blend himself in the Barcelona model after taking over from last summer.

Napoli want permanent move for Pepe Reina

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Napoli want permanent move for Pepe Reina - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Napoli want to turn Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina's loan deal into a permanent movein the summer.

Napoli's sporting director Riccardo Bigon has admitted that the Partenopei want to keep hold of the Spanish stopper who has impressed under Rafa Benitez.

Wenger: I was close to sign Hazard

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Wenger: I was close to sign Hazard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In one the most startling revelations in quite some time, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that he had a chance to signEden HazardbeforeChelseain 2012 but failed to do so as the Gunners were incapable to paying a hefty fee for the dazzling Belgian.

Arsenal: Wenger’s future plans revealed

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Arsenal: Wenger's future plans revealed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wishes to coach in the Bundesligain the future. There were speculations regarding the 64 year old's future at London with his contract due to expire in the summer.

5 reasons why Mourinho’s return to Chelsea has been good for the club

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5 reasons why Mourinho's return to Chelsea has been good for the club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite Chelsea looking set to have their first trophyless season since 2011 it has been far from a failure and Jose's ‘little horse' is now ready to come flying out of the blocks next season.

Summer Struggle: Manchester United rejected by TWO Bayern Munich stars?

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Summer Struggle: Manchester United rejected by TWO Bayern Munich stars? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's expected overhaul this summer may not be as easy to kick-start as once thought, with both Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben reportedly joining the list of stars to reject the overtures of the struggling champions.

Tony Pulis – Premier League Manager of the Season?

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Tony Pulis Premier League Manager of the Season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Think back a year. If I asked you what you thought of Tony Pulis, what would come to your mind? For most people, including myself, it would have been some sort of combination of the words "dinosaur", "long ball", and "club shop".

AC Milan launch 2014/15 Home Kit

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AC Milan launch 2014/15 Home Kit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

AC Milan have launched their new 2014/15 Adidas home kit and third kit and those will be premiered during the last two games of the Serie A season.

Next Sunday, AC Milan players will wear the new third kit against Atalanta.

PHOTO: Tottenham tweet video mocking Liverpool after title collapse

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PHOTO: Tottenham tweet video mocking Liverpool after title collapse - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's 3-3 draw on Monday with Crystal Palace will surely go down as one of the most distressing nights for Liverpool fans in recent memory, as Tony Pulis' side fought back from three goals down to claim a hugely unlikely point, with Liverpool's title bid now in ruins.

Real Madrid plot move for €45m Manchester United target

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Real Madrid plot move for €45m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Champions League finalists and Spanish giants Real Madrid are set to make a summer move for Juventus midfielder and Manchester United target Paul Pogba in the summer according to reports in Italy.

‘Disappointed’ Rodgers admits Liverpool title bid lies in ruins

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'Disappointed' Rodgers admits Liverpool title bid lies in ruins - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are out of the Premier League title race, according to the shell-shocked Brendan Rodgers, who watched his side buckle under pressure against Crystal Palace on Monday, throwing away an seemingly unassailable lead in the dying moments of the match to draw 3-3, with Man City now in the home stretch.

Arsenal outcast desires Bundesliga move in the summer

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Arsenal outcast desires Bundesliga move in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has revealed that he wants to move to the Bundesliga in the summer. The Danish forward has featured only 11 times for the Gunners this season and looks to be on his way out of London with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Manchester United and Arsenal suffer blow in pursuit of German defender

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Manchester United and Arsenal suffer blow in pursuit of German defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Arsenal are set to miss out on their pursuit of Freiburg defender Matthias Ginter as the German is reportedly close to join Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

We had earlier reported the story in April when it was believed that Jurgen Klopp's side had stolen the march from Arsenal and United in securing he services for the 20 year old.

Dortmund CEO says return of Shinji Kagawa makes no sense

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Dortmund CEO says return of Shinji Kagawa makes no sense - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Dortmund CEOHans-Joachim Watzke has pledged to invest heavily in the team and rejected the possibility of re-signing Shinji Kagawa from Manchester United.

The diminutive Japanese has been a reported target of Dortmund, having failed to make a strong impression at Manchester United.

Blow for Arsenal: £20m German midfielder shies away from move

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Blow for Arsenal: £20m German midfielder shies away from move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Long term Arsenal target and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender has reportedly distanced himself from an impending switch to the Emirates according to an interview which has appeared in German national daily Bild.

Ancelotti rejected €17m Manchester United managerial job offer

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Ancelotti rejected €17m Manchester United managerial job offer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mancheter United had approached Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti for the vacant managerial job, according to Spanish daily El Confidencial.

Last week, representatives of United made an offer that would have made the Italian the highest paid coach/manager in the world, surpassing €17m, more than the money Pep Guardiola earns at Bayern Munich.

Sagna to decide between Chelsea and Manchester City

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Sagna to decide between Chelsea and Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On their last home game, Arsenal fans chanted Bacary Sagna's name, requesting the French defender to sign a new contract and stay at the club. Arsene Wenger hopes that plea from the fans' might force Sagna to change his mind.

Opinion: Will Ross Barkley miss out on Brazil?

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Opinion: Will Ross Barkley miss out on Brazil? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Roberto Martinez has warned England boss Roy Hodgson not to be too dependent on his midfield star when the Three Lions fly off to Brazil, but there's no guarantee at the stage, that Barkley will even be in the squad.

Chelsea: Belgian star to hand in transfer request to join Barcelona

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Chelsea: Belgian star to hand in transfer request to join Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have already started planning for the summer transfer window. If the reports are to be believed the Blues have almost secured the services of Diego Costa while are also interested in Atletico Madrid left back Filipe Luis.

Possible Manchester United Starting XI Against Hull City

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

Manchester United will take on Hull City in their final game at home tonight where skipper Nemanja Vidic will play his last game for the Red Devils. It could be the last match for club legend Ryan Giggs as well.

From Spain: Liverpool and Arsenal to fight for €10m Spanish winger

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From Spain: Liverpool and Arsenal to fight for €10m Spanish winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Like many top clubs across the Europe, this summer is very crucial for Barcelona as well. The Catalan giants can re-focus on their transfer targets, after FIFA's ban on them were lifted.

Arsenal show interest in £35m Bayern Munich midfielder

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Arsenal show interest in £35m Bayern Munich midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and Manchester City are showing keen interest in signing Bayern Munich midfielder, Javi Martinez, who is also a reported target of Barcelona.

The 25-year-old Spaniard, who joined from Athletic Bilbao, has become the latest Bayern player to show displeasure at the club under Pep Guardiola.

VIDEO: Luis Suarez crying with Steven Gerrard after horror draw hits title bid

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VIDEO: Luis Suarez crying with Steven Gerrard after horror draw hits title bid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez just couldn't believe what had happened. With his side comfortably three goals to the good against Crystal Palace with half an hour to go, all thoughts were on how many Brendan Rodgers' side would get, with the title a mathematical possibility with huge scorelines in their last two games of the season.

CONFIRMED: Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Lineups – Coutinho benched

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CONFIRMED: Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Lineups Coutinho benched - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One down, two to go! Chelsea's Premier League title hopes were effectively ended on Sunday courtesy of a gutsy Norwich City, who managed a highly unexpected 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge.

With Jose Mourinho's side out of the running, its down to just Manchester City and Liverpool to slug it out to become champions of England, with Brendan Rodgers' side to take on a revitalised Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park this evening.

Barcelona to beat Premier League trio for £24m Fiorentina ace?

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Barcelona to beat Premier League trio for £24m Fiorentina ace? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports in the Spanish press have recently claimed Fiorentina ace Juan Cuadrado has agreed personal terms with Barcelona and will join them when the summer transfer window opens.

Spanish paper Mundo Deportivoclaim La Liga giants want to agree a move as soon as possible with fears that the Columbians price tag could soar after the world cup.

Manchester United: Rene Meulensteen open to return with Louis Van Gaal

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Manchester United: Rene Meulensteen open to return with Louis Van Gaal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports by Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf former Manchester United first team coach Rene Meulensteen has expressed his desire to return to OLd Trafford with Louis Van Gaal in the summer.

From Germany: Bayern CEO gives his verdict on €45m Manchester United target

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From Germany: Bayern CEO gives his verdict on €45m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal is yet to be appointed as the official manager of Manchester United but already media are linking players he might bring to Old Trafford in the summer. And of them could be Thomas Muller of Germany.

PHOTO: Baby Sagna high-fives Arsene Wenger during Arsenal parade

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PHOTO: Baby Sagna high-fives Arsene Wenger during Arsenal parade - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's been an uncertain few months for French full-back Bacary Sagna, with his Arsenal future very much up in the air. His contract is set to expire this summer, and there is no word yet on a contract renewal, with Manchester City said to be watching proceeding closely.

VIDEO: Cristiano Ronaldo scores insane back-heel volley

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VIDEO: Cristiano Ronaldo scores insane back-heel volley - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational volley last night to snatch a 2-2 draw for Real Madrid against Valencia at theBernabeu, with the crazy strike his 50th of the season so far.

Barcelona plot sensational move for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard?

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Barcelona plot sensational move for Chelsea's Eden Hazard? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The last week Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard was embroiled in all sorts of controversy that sparked the possibility of the Belgian winger leaving Stamford Bridge in near future.

Hazard, after Chelsea's defeat to Atletico Madrid, commented on his team's style of play, stating Chelsea are more suited to play counter attacking football only.

Chelsea: Dear Mourinho, It’s not philosophy – it’s old math

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Chelsea: Dear Mourinho, It's not philosophy it's old math - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last week Jose Mourinho responded to critics of his ultra-conservative style of play by jokingly labelling them as the ‘philosophers' of football. We can assume that he includes Brendan Rodgers and Manuel Pellegrini in that bracket.

Liverpool leading the chase to sign €10m Arsenal target

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Liverpool leading the chase to sign €10m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers recently said to the reporters that Liverpool will be looking to land five-to-six quality players in the summer. The Reds boss will be given funds to make incursions in the transfer market.

Manchester United star all set to leave Old Trafford

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Manchester United star all set to leave Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Although it's not official yet, according to Tuttosportit's certain: Juventus have acquired the services of Manchester United star Nani for next season. The agreement has been made with the player as well as with the club, who allowed him to regain his full fitness at a fitness center in Bologna which is known to work with Juventus players as well.

Record-breaker Luis Suarez named FWA Player of the Year 2014

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Record-breaker Luis Suarez named FWA Player of the Year 2014 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been named the Football Writers' Association player of the year 2014, beating Steven Gerrard and Yaya Toure to the prize.

Suarez, who has 30 goals so far this season for title chasers Liverpool, was voted the PFA Footballer of the Year by his peers last month, completed the double today, collecting 52% of the votes ahead of his club captain Gerrard and Manchester City powerhouse Yaya Toure.

PHOTO: Ashley Cole crying at Stamford Bridge

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PHOTO: Ashley Cole crying at Stamford Bridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea left back Ashley Cole couldn't hold back his tears during the lap of honour as the Blues played out a goalless draw against Norwich City on Sunday afternoon.

A final farewell for Ashley Cole?

Spurs join the race for £34m Chelsea & Man Utd target

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Spurs join the race for £34m Chelsea & Man Utd target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham are the latest side to emerge in the Martinez tug of war. The London club look to have cemented a relatively strong position in the battle for the Columbians signature.

Much has been written recently regarding the future of Jackson Martinez.

PHOTO: Arsenal target Loic Remy spotted at the Emirates

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PHOTO: Arsenal target Loic Remy spotted at the Emirates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

QPR's on loan Newcastle United striker Loic Remy was spotted at the Emirates as Arsenal beat West Brom 1-0 in their last home game of the season. Olivier Giroud scored the solitary goal for the Gunners in the afternoon but the cameras were firmly etched on Remy.

From Spain: Mourinho wants €24m Real Madrid defender

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From Spain: Mourinho wants €24m Real Madrid defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems like Chelsea have already started planning for next season already. Already this week, reports emerged that Chelsea are close to wrapping up deals for Atletico Madrid duo Diego Costa and Filipe Luis, and now Spanish newspaper Marca claims, Jose Mourinho wants Rapahel Varane to join him in the summer as well.

VIDEO: Club reveals TEN ‘Chelsea Goal of the Season’ candidates

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VIDEO: Club reveals TEN 'Chelsea Goal of the Season' candidates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The candidates for the 'Chelsea Goal of the Season' have been announced, with ten cracking efforts vying for the prize.

The Blues have certainly scored some stunners this season, with the likes of Fernando Torres, Oscar and Samuel Eto'o in the running for best goal, which will be revealed during a lavish gala dinner on May 12th.

Chelsea Latest: Atletico Madrid desperate to keep €40m super-striker

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Chelsea Latest: Atletico Madrid desperate to keep €40m super-striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In yet another twist in the ever-evolving Diego Costa transfer saga, it has been reportedthat Atletico Madrid are working on a contact extension for the €40m man, with the Brazilian's summer move to Stamford Bridge far from being a sure thing.

PHOTO: Sir Alex Ferguson sleeping at Old Trafford?

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PHOTO: Sir Alex Ferguson sleeping at Old Trafford? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United suffered yet another defeat at home as Sunderland took a giant leap towards staving off relegation as the Black Cats grabbed a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

Sebastian Larsson scored the only goal of the game as the swede took adbantage of some great work by young striker Connor Wickham before the break.

PSG ready to offer €60m striker to Chelsea

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PSG ready to offer €60m striker to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Paris Saint Germain are reportedly looking to offload Edinson Cavani to Chelsea, because they want Eden Hazard in return.

The Parisians are desperate to bring back Hazard to Ligue 1 and according to Le 10 sport, the Belgium is also willing to join the French outfit.

Arsenal can sign €30m Mexican striker for cheap

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Arsenal can sign €30m Mexican striker for cheap - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal need to buy a striker in the summer. Last summer the Gunners went for Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez, failed to lure both of them and signed Mesut Ozil, an attacking playmaker instead.

Olivier Giroud operated mainly as a lone striker, with young Yaya Sanogo as back-up, and although the duo did their best, still many feel, failing to sign a top striker in January was the major factor why Arsenal lost their way in the title race.

Chelsea Transfers: Will Jose Mourinho sell five of his best players this summer?

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Chelsea Transfers: Will Jose Mourinho sell five of his best players this summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With Chelsea rather unceremoniouslydumped out of the Champions League the slick Atletico Madrid this week, Jose Mourinho is not only facing his first ever full Chelsea campaign without silverware, but also a summer of discontent that could see a host of top names depart Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho ready to sell David Luiz claims Spanish press

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Mourinho ready to sell David Luiz claims Spanish press - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will sanction the departure of David Luiz in the summer to Barcelona, as the Portuguese wants to rebuild the squad to his own taste.

According to Catalan newspaper Sport, Chelsea boss is planning for a major developments at Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Report: Future of Manchester United duo still unclear

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Report: Future of Manchester United duo still unclear - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A Champions Juventus are leading the race to land outcast Manchester United winger Luis Nani according to reports in Italy.

The Portuguese international featured in just 11 games under David Moyes and was also missing in the team sheet against Norwich City last weekend, which was Ryan Giggs' first game in charge for the Red Devils.

Josip Drmic sets his heart to join Arsenal?

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Josip Drmic sets his heart to join Arsenal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports from Germany suggests thatNurnberg striker Josip Drmic has his heart set on a move to Arsenal in the coming summer. National Daily Bild have reported that the Swiss striker looks disinterested and distracted in training with his side locked in relegation battle.

From Spain: It’s final! Courtois will return to Chelsea

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From Spain: It's final! Courtois will return to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Telegraph reported couple of days back the Thibaut Courtois will return to Chelsea in the summer and that the Belgian goal keeper will not go out on loan again. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho himself praised the young Belgian, claiming, his save off John Terry was the turning point of the match.

Transfer Lens: Latest on €45m Manchester United target

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Transfer Lens: Latest on €45m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

William Carvalho saga rolls on. Almost on a regular basis Portuguese press are covering reports on him. We bring you here the latest update on the midfielder's transfer situation.

A quick recap: Manchester United are leading the chase to land him.

Liverpool star could reunite with Benitez in summer

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Liverpool star could reunite with Benitez in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has come under transfer spotlight again. Couple of days back, Spanish radio station Cadena Cope reported that Barcelona are still interested in the stylish defender and could make a bid for him in the summer.

Possible Arsenal starting Lineup against West Brom

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Possible Arsenal starting Lineup against West Brom - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal take on West Brom at he Emirates on Sunday fully aware that a win over the Baggies should confirm a fourth placed finish and secure a berth for the Champions League playoffs for next season.

Pepe Mel's side travel to the Emirates at the back of 1-0 win over West Ham last weekend, a result which saw the Hawthorns club go four points clear of the dreaded drop zone.

Possible Chelsea starting Lineup against Norwich City

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Possible Chelsea starting Lineup against Norwich City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The penultimate weekend of the Premier League action pits second placed Chelsea who play hosts to relegation threatened Norwich City. The Blues come into the encounter at the back of a dismal 3-1 loss against Atletico Madrid in the semi finals of the Champions League but can reclaim top spot in the standings as Liverpool play Crystal Palace later on Monday night.

From France: Eden Hazard wants to leave Chelsea to join PSG

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From France: Eden Hazard wants to leave Chelsea to join PSG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Could this turn out to be the biggest transfer saga in the summer? French giants Paris Saint Germain are thought to be a keen admirer of Eden Hazard and they want the Belgian back at Ligue 1 next summer.

From Italy: Inter ready to offer €20m for Manchester City striker

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From Italy: Inter ready to offer €20m for Manchester City striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Inter Milan are up to something. They are planning to sign several top players next season, with presidentErik Thohir looking to spend heavily in the summer.

Thorir doesn't want to do anything fancy straightaway.

World Cup Focus: Belgium – From waffles to dark horses

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World Cup Focus: Belgium From waffles to dark horses - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The eyes of the world will be on Brazil this summer; the 2014 FIFA World Cup is finally just around the corner. Conversations, discussions and even arguments are well underway between groups of friends, colleagues and supporters about who will reign king in the Maracana Stadium in July.

Chelsea agree €40m deal for Diego Costa claims Spanish press

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Chelsea agree €40m deal for Diego Costa claims Spanish press - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Telegraph reported yesterday that Chelsea are close to agreeing deals for Atletico Madrid duo Filipe Luis and Diego Costa. The English newspaper claim that talks have gone on smoothly between all parties, and that both moves have been agreed.

Chelsea’s horror week worsens as coach is slapped with six-match ban

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Chelsea's horror week worsens as coach is slapped with six-match ban - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea assistant manager Rui Faria has been handed a six-match stadium ban and a £30,000 fine for his violent protestations towards match officials during the Blues' 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland.

Manchester United striker set to leave Old Trafford

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Manchester United striker set to leave Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has emerged as a shock transfer target for mid table side Aston Villa in the summer. Paul Lambert's side are currently sixteenth in the Premier League standings but are set to raise their ambitions for the next season.

Pep Guardiola’s Philosophy is More than Tactics

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Pep Guardiola's Philosophy is More than Tactics - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sweeping conclusions and hyperbole are a natural part of football. Every month, week, day and minute there is another club in crisis, another manager on the verge of getting sacked, another player who is washed up and another style of football that no longer works.

From Spain: Barcelona set to bid for Liverpool star in summer

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From Spain: Barcelona set to bid for Liverpool star in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

La Liga giants Barcelona are still pursuing highly rated Liverpool defender Daniel Agger. The Spanish side has been linked with the Dane since last season butSpanish radio station Cadena SER have claimed that Agger might well be on his way to Camp Nou in the summer.

Napoli lash out at ‘dated, dumb and vulgar’ Danny Welbeck article

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Napoli lash out at 'dated, dumb and vulgar' Danny Welbeck article - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A side Napoli have released an open letter to the Guardian newspaper, with the Italian side furious about an article concerning speculation linking Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck with a move to the club, due to the writer insinuating that the Partenopeihave ties with themafia in the piece.

Liverpool eye swashbuckling Schalke winger?

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Liverpool eye swashbuckling Schalke winger? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League table toppers Liverpool are eyeing a summer move for Schalke winger Jefferson Farfan in the summer, according to reports from TMW.

TMW cites Liverpool Echo as their source of the news, however, we couldn't find anything in Echo.

Roberto Martinez vents frustration over loan rules

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Roberto Martinez vents frustration over loan rules - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has hugely benefited off loans this season, but he has recently expressed his discontent towards the rules, claiming he would like changers in order for them to coexist with those in Europe.

€35m midfield maestro to choose Barcelona over Manchester United?

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€35m midfield maestro to choose Barcelona over Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The future of€35m rated Manchester United target Miralem Pjanic remains nothing short a puzzle as the Roma player recently claimed that Barcelona would be one of his favourite destinations.

Chelsea close in on £48m deals for Atletico Madrid duo

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Chelsea close in on £48m deals for Atletico Madrid duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are close in signing deals for Atletico Madrid duo Diego Costa and Filipe Luis. According to The Telegraph, the Blues usedused Wednesday'sChampions Leaguesemi-final tie to continue negotiations with the Spanish outfit.

DISRESPECT: €45m midfield target rips into Manchester United

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DISRESPECT: €45m midfield target rips into Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has once again attacked his former club Manchester United, accusing the Red Devils of disrespecting him during his stay at Old Trafford.

The talented young Frenchman, who has actually been linked with a move back to United, has let rip at his former employers, saying that the club left him to rot on the sidelines after he asked to leave back in 2012.

Arsenal to beat Tottenham in the race to sign Dutch defender

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Arsenal to beat Tottenham in the race to sign Dutch defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are ready to battle Tottenham Hotspur for Ajax defenderJoel Veltman in the summer. The Gunners are looking for alternatives elsewhere, as the future of skipper Thomas Veramelen still unclear, it is thought that Wenger has taken keen interest in the 22-year-old,sees the talented defender of Amsterdam a perfect backup for the current defenders he has at disposal.

Possible Manchester United starting lineup vs Sunderland

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Possible Manchester United starting lineup vs Sunderland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will welcome a revitalised Sunderland side to Old Trafford this Saturday, with Ryan Giggs looking to extent his 100% record as manager, albeit having only been in charge for one game so far!

Sakho: Liverpool is the “country” of football

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Sakho: Liverpool is the "country" of football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French defender Mamadou Sakho has won the hearts of Liverpool fans quickly, with his performances and also his feelings for the club.

The 24-year-old defender, who joined from PSG last summer, in an interview with RMC said, playing for Liverpool is like playing for a country.

Roma plot to sign Romelu Lukaku on loan

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Roma plot to sign Romelu Lukaku on loan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A giants AS Roma have contacted Chelsea over a possible 2 year loan deal for Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku according to reports in Italian newspaper Il Messaggero.

It is believed that Roma sporting directorWalter Sabatini, has been in England holding discussions with the Blues for the Belgian starlet in a similar deal thatChelsea have with Atletico Madrid for Thiabuit Courtois.

Liverpool star to stay despite Real Madrid interest

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Liverpool star to stay despite Real Madrid interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will stay at Merseyside beyond the summer despite attracting interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

"Do not worry, there's nothing happening with me this summer," Suarez said in front of Uruguayan television stationCanal 10.

From Spain: Barcelona looking to sign Chelsea’s Courtois

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From Spain: Barcelona looking to sign Chelsea's Courtois - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ever since the transfer ban was lifted off Barcelona, Spanish media, specially Catalan media have gone frenzy. Each and every day there is some news story on transfer front. Today both the Catalan newspapers Sport and Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona have still not given up the hope of signing Chelsea goal keeper Thibaut Courtois.

Sporting director gives verdict on €45m Manchester United target

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Sporting director gives verdict on €45m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Regular readers of Soccerlens, must be knowing, we have followed this William Carvalho transfer saga with close interest.

Just to recap: Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal were the major English clubs that showed interest in Carvalho, who has had a terrific campaign in the Portuguese Liga.

Premier League wages on the rise with £1.8bn paid out for 2012/13

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Premier League wages on the rise with £1.8bn paid out for 2012/13 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier league clubs paid a record £1.8bn to players and other staff during the 2012/13 season, according to the Guardian newspaper'sreview of all the top flight clubs' annual accounts.

Chelsea coach Rui Faria: Mourinho’s confidante, comrade and henchman

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Chelsea coach Rui Faria: Mourinho's confidante, comrade and henchman - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

'A Segunda!' screamed Faria, getting in the face of Sporting boss Manuel Preciado. The parking lot was hot with tension, with Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho throwing two fingers up at Preciado, who in turn grabbed his crotch, and hurled a bottle at the Real team coach as it left the stadium victorious on the night, having antagonized their beaten opponents to a state of frenzy.

Mourinho bombshell: Hazard doesn’t sacrifice 100% for the team

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Mourinho bombshell: Hazard doesn't sacrifice 100% for the team - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Well, well, well. This is now getting now interesting. Rather very interesting.

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard commented after the Blues' semi-final exit against Atletico Madrid that Chelsea aren't meant to play possession based football, rather they're more suited for counter attacking football.

€35m midfield maestro to choose Barcelona over Manchester United?

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€35m midfield maestro to choose Barcelona over Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The future of€35m rated Manchester United target Miralem Pjanic remains nothing short a puzzle as the Roma player recently claimed that Barcelona would be one of his favourite destinations.

Chelsea close in on £48m deals for Atletico Madrid duo

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Chelsea close in on £48m deals for Atletico Madrid duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are close in signing deals for Atletico Madrid duo Diego Costa and Filipe Luis. According to The Telegraph, the Blues usedused Wednesday'sChampions Leaguesemi-final tie to continue negotiations with the Spanish outfit.

DISRESPECT: €45m midfield target rips into Manchester United

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DISRESPECT: €45m midfield target rips into Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has once again attacked his former club Manchester United, accusing the Red Devils of disrespecting him during his stay at Old Trafford.

The talented young Frenchman, who has actually been linked with a move back to United, has let rip at his former employers, saying that the club left him to rot on the sidelines after he asked to leave back in 2012.

Arsenal to beat Tottenham in the race to sign Dutch defender

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Arsenal to beat Tottenham in the race to sign Dutch defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are ready to battle Tottenham Hotspur for Ajax defenderJoel Veltman in the summer. The Gunners are looking for alternatives elsewhere, as the future of skipper Thomas Veramelen still unclear, it is thought that Wenger has taken keen interest in the 22-year-old,sees the talented defender of Amsterdam a perfect backup for the current defenders he has at disposal.

Possible Manchester United starting lineup vs Sunderland

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Possible Manchester United starting lineup vs Sunderland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will welcome a revitalised Sunderland side to Old Trafford this Saturday, with Ryan Giggs looking to extent his 100% record as manager, albeit having only been in charge for one game so far!

Sakho: Liverpool is the “country” of football

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Sakho: Liverpool is the "country" of football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French defender Mamadou Sakho has won the hearts of Liverpool fans quickly, with his performances and also his feelings for the club.

The 24-year-old defender, who joined from PSG last summer, in an interview with RMC said, playing for Liverpool is like playing for a country.

Roma plot to sign Romelu Lukaku on loan

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Roma plot to sign Romelu Lukaku on loan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A giants AS Roma have contacted Chelsea over a possible 2 year loan deal for Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku according to reports in Italian newspaper Il Messaggero.

It is believed that Roma sporting directorWalter Sabatini, has been in England holding discussions with the Blues for the Belgian starlet in a similar deal thatChelsea have with Atletico Madrid for Thiabuit Courtois.

Liverpool star to stay despite Real Madrid interest

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Liverpool star to stay despite Real Madrid interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will stay at Merseyside beyond the summer despite attracting interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

"Do not worry, there's nothing happening with me this summer," Suarez said in front of Uruguayan television stationCanal 10.

From Spain: Barcelona looking to sign Chelsea’s Courtois

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From Spain: Barcelona looking to sign Chelsea's Courtois - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ever since the transfer ban was lifted off Barcelona, Spanish media, specially Catalan media have gone frenzy. Each and every day there is some news story on transfer front. Today both the Catalan newspapers Sport and Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona have still not given up the hope of signing Chelsea goal keeper Thibaut Courtois.

Sporting director gives verdict on €45m Manchester United target

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Sporting director gives verdict on €45m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Regular readers of Soccerlens, must be knowing, we have followed this William Carvalho transfer saga with close interest.

Just to recap: Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal were the major English clubs that showed interest in Carvalho, who has had a terrific campaign in the Portuguese Liga.

Premier League wages on the rise with £1.8bn paid out for 2012/13

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Premier League wages on the rise with £1.8bn paid out for 2012/13 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier league clubs paid a record £1.8bn to players and other staff during the 2012/13 season, according to the Guardian newspaper'sreview of all the top flight clubs' annual accounts.

Roberto Martinez vents frustration over loan rules

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Roberto Martinez vents frustration over loan rules - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has hugely benefited off loans this season, but he has recently expressed his discontent towards the rules, claiming he would like changers in order for them to coexist with those in Europe.

Liverpool eye swashbuckling £15m Schalke winger?

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Liverpool eye swashbuckling £15m Schalke winger? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League table toppers Liverpool are eyeing a summer move for Schalke winger Jefferson Farfan in the summer, according to reports from TMW.

TMW cites Liverpool Echo as their source of the news, however, we couldn't find anything in Echo.

Napoli lash out at ‘dated, dumb and vulgar’ Danny Welbeck article

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Napoli lash out at 'dated, dumb and vulgar' Danny Welbeck article - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A side Napoli have released an open letter to the Guardian newspaper, with the Italian side furious about an article concerning speculation linking Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck with a move to the club, due to the writer insinuating that the Partenopeihave ties with themafia in the piece.

Chelsea’s horror week worsens as coach is slapped with six-match ban

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Chelsea's horror week worsens as coach is slapped with six-match ban - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea assistant manager Rui Faria has been handed a six-match stadium ban and a £30,000 fine for his violent protestations towards match officials during the Blues' 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland.

Manchester United striker set to leave Old Trafford

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Manchester United striker set to leave Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has emerged as a shock transfer target for mid table side Aston Villa in the summer. Paul Lambert's side are currently sixteenth in the Premier League standings but are set to raise their ambitions for the next season.

Pep Guardiola’s Philosophy is More than Tactics

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Pep Guardiola's Philosophy is More than Tactics - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sweeping conclusions and hyperbole are a natural part of football. Every month, week, day and minute there is another club in crisis, another manager on the verge of getting sacked, another player who is washed up and another style of football that no longer works.

From Spain: Barcelona set to bid for Liverpool star in summer

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From Spain: Barcelona set to bid for Liverpool star in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

La Liga giants Barcelona are still pursuing highly rated Liverpool defender Daniel Agger. The Spanish side has been linked with the Dane since last season butSpanish radio station Cadena SER have claimed that Agger might well be on his way to Camp Nou in the summer.

Chelsea ready to bid £40m for Real Madrid striker

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Chelsea ready to bid £40m for Real Madrid striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are ready to bid£40m for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema in the summer according to reports in Guardian.

Chelsea's search for an effective centre forward is well documented by repetitive failures of Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o this season and manager Jose Mourinho is set to raid his former side in the coming transfer market.

Arsenal keen to land Danish international in summer

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Arsenal keen to land Danish international in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are set to bring Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to the Emirates in the summer according to reports in a major Danish newspaperBT.

The 27 year old Dane who is the son of legendary Manchester United goalkeepr Peter Schmeichel has been tracked by a host of European giants over the past months.

Manchester United set to miss out on Dutch midfield maestro

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Manchester United set to miss out on Dutch midfield maestro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United target Kevin Strootman is set to extend his stay at Roma beyond the summer despite long term interest from Premier League giants Manchester United according to reports.

Chelsea consider possible Tottenham swap deal

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Chelsea consider possible Tottenham swap deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Telegraph reported yesterday that Chelsea are plotting a shock move to land Tottenham midfielder Paulinho, whojoined Tottenham for £17m from Corinthians last summer.

Is Lukaku on his way to Tottenham?

Manchester United: Louis van Gaal in and Rooney out?

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Manchester United: Louis van Gaal in and Rooney out? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After a season of turmoil for Manchester United fans under David Moyes, it could be a that an uncomfortable summer is on the way amid reports that Wayne Rooney would be less than totally enamoured by the arrival of Louis van Gaal as the new manager at Old Trafford.

David Luiz casts doubt on his Chelsea future

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David Luiz casts doubt on his Chelsea future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League after they suffered 3-1 defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid in the second leg at Stamford Bridge last night. Now the focus shifts on the league and David Luiz feels Chelsea still have a great chance of lifting the Premier League trophy.

Tottenham midfielder agrees to join Chelsea

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Tottenham midfielder agrees to join Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If the latest reports from Brazil are to be believed, in an astonishing turn of events, Chelsea are to land Tottenham's Brazilian midfielder Paulinho in the summer.

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