SoccerLens Archives for January 2014

PHOTO: Romelu Lukaku holds the Everton shirt

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PHOTO: Romelu Lukaku holds the Everton shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Romaelu Lukaku has completed his permanent move to Everton for a £28m fee from Chelsea, with the Belgian signing a five-year deal to stay on Merseyside.

The 21-year-old striker barely had a look-in at Stamford Bridge since his £18m transfer from Anderlecht back in 2011, and now joins Roberto Martinez's Toffees after spending a successful year on loan at Goodison Park last season, scoring 16 times and helping the club finish fifth in the Premier League.

DONE DEAL: Premier League rivals sign £28m Chelsea attacker

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DONE DEAL: Premier League rivals sign £28m Chelsea attacker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton havesigned Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku for a £28mfee, with the Belgian agreeing to a five-year deal at Goodison Park.

CONFIRMED: @RomeluLukaku9 becomes our Club-record signing, arriving from Chelsea on a 5-year deal for a fee of £28million.

CONFIRMED: Manchester United target completes Serie A switch

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CONFIRMED: Manchester United target completes Serie A switch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lazio have completed the signing of Stefan de Vrij from Feyenoord on Wednesday.

A statement on the Italian club's official website read,"The SS Lazio announces purchase outright from Feyenoord defender Stefan de Vrij, ranked third at the last World Cup played in Brazil with the Dutch national team.

Arsenal and Man Utd on red alert as £35m midfield dynamo is put up for sale

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Arsenal and Man Utd on red alert as £35m midfield dynamo is put up for sale - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Portuguese newspaper Record, Sporting Lisbonhave put star midfielder William Carvalho up for sale, with both Arsenal and Manchester United interested in bringing the 22-year-old to the Premier League.

Liverpool set to swoop Vidal from under Manchester United’s noses in big deal

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Liverpool set to swoop Vidal from under Manchester United's noses in big deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Metro, Brendan Rodgers is about to swoop in on Manchester United's deal with Juventus for Arturo Vidal, by offering more money than LvG was planning to go up to.

Arsenal target signs for Atletico Madrid

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Arsenal target signs for Atletico Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French winger Antoine Griezmann has completed his moved to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid from Real Sociedad in a deal worth £24 million.

The 23-year-old has signed a six-year contract at the club after completing his medical.

Liverpool close to completing €15m transfer, deal done claim Spanish media

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Liverpool close to completing €15m transfer, deal done claim Spanish media - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Daniel Agger is facing an uncertain future at Liverpool. The 29-year-old defender dropped down the pecking order at the club last season behind Mamadou Sakho and Martin Skrtel and is likely to slip further down the list, withLiverpool adding yet another central defender in Dejan Lovren from Southampton this summer.

Chelsea offer €25m for top Manchester United target

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Chelsea offer €25m for top Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insisted recently (after signing Filipe Luis) that the Blues had completed all their transfer businesses in the summer. Whether they will signanymore playersbefore the transfer window closes remains to be seen, but if the reports from Spain are to believed, Chelsea are plotting an audacious move to sign Atletico Madrid's Brazilian defender Miranda, who is also a reported target of Manchester United.

Manchester United player in talks to leave Old Trafford

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Manchester United player in talks to leave Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Marouane Fellaini's horrid time at Old Trafford might soon come to an end is reports from the reliable Italian website TMW is to be believed. The report has cited the front page headline from Il Matino which states, "Fellaini in the viewfinder, Napoli is serious.

£23m Chelsea target rejects Arsenal move

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£23m Chelsea target rejects Arsenal move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Many Arsenal fans have asked us via the comment section and onour twitter account to share the latest update on Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, who was heavily linked with a move to join Arsenallast month.

PSG ready to use Manchester United target to lure €80m winger

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PSG ready to use Manchester United target to lure €80m winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Anew twist in the Angel di Maria saga has come up. Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign the Argentine, but Spanish newspaper AS believe that the move is too late as the winger is all set to join PSG.

Atletico hijack Liverpool deal for sensational winger

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Atletico hijack Liverpool deal for sensational winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are set to beaten by Atletico Madrid in their pursuit of 18 year old dazzling Belgian winger Zakaria Bakkali from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven. De Telegraaf have reported that the La Liga winners are close to reach out an agreement with the player after striking a deal worth around €2-3m.

Louis van Gaal: United’s friendly win over Inter Milan ‘by far the best match’!

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Louis van Gaal: United's friendly win over Inter Milan 'by far the best match'! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed the Red Devils' win over Inter Milan was his "best match so far."

The Premier League club faced the Italian outfit in a pre-season friendly in the ongoing International Champions Cup in Washington DC.

Van Gaal issues warning to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and talks about City

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Van Gaal issues warning to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and talks about City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would not provoke him by his mind games.

The former Real Madrid manager took a swipe at the Red Devils for spending heavily in landing Luke Shaw as Mourinho says the West London club could not afford signing the left-back.

Arsenal & Manchester United stars off to Spain?

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Arsenal & Manchester United stars off to Spain? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Slowly but surely, Atletico Madrid are rebuilding their team for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign. After having defied the odds to break the Real Madrid-Barcelona hegemony at the top of the table to claim the La Liga title, manager Diego Simeone lost two of his stars Diego Costa and Filipe Luis to Chelsea.

VIDEO: Manchester United 0-0 Inter Milan (5-3 on penalties)

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VIDEO: Manchester United 0-0 Inter Milan (5-3 on penalties) - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United continued their preseason preparationswith a shootout win over Serie A giants Inter Milan in New York, keeping up Louis van Gaal's 100% record since taking over at Old Trafford.

Arsenal set to hand Frenchman new deal

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Arsenal set to hand Frenchman new deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are optimistic their star striker Olivier Giroud will sign a new two-year deal at the Emirates.

The France international has two years left on his contract at the North London club and has not signed a new deal.

Bayern Munich enter the race for £63m Manchester United target

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Bayern Munich enter the race for £63m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Spanish paper AS, the race for Real Madrid superstar Angel di Maria just got even more congested, with German giants Bayern Munich ready to battle for the winger, who is rumoured to be one of new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal's top summer transfer targets.

Brazil’s ill-fated World Cup manager back in work… in Brazil!

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Brazil's ill-fated World Cup manager back in work... in Brazil! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luiz Felipe Scolari isn't the most popular man in Brazil right now, held accountable by a section of the nationalfans for the biggest demoralization of their national team in history. You surely don't need to bereminded of the game in question; a7-1 mauling by Germany, in their own World Cup.

CONFIRMED: Yaya Toure confirms commitment to Manchester City after summer of uncertainty

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CONFIRMED: Yaya Toure confirms commitment to Manchester City after summer of uncertainty - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City have a squad full of exceptional talent, but if you asked the fans for one player they would most hate to lose, Yaya Toure would be one of the most mentioned names.

Manchester United and Chelsea suffer blow in signing midfielder

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Manchester United and Chelsea suffer blow in signing midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has played down the recent speculations linking him with a move away from Goodison Park after signing a new four-year deal on Tuesday.

The England international has strongly been linked with a move away from the Toffees, with reports suggesting that Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in securing a deal for Barkley.

Manchester United release another kit for first team

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Manchester United release another kit for first team - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed that they have released a third kit on Tuesday.

The new kit is blue in colour and is their third kit for the 2014-15 season. The Red Devils had released their home and away kit.

Arsenal player with no future heading for Emirates exit

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Arsenal player with no future heading for Emirates exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson could be one of the few players to leave the Emirates in the summer transfer window.

Last season, the Gunners had Bacary Sagna as the first choice right-back in the squad, with Jenkinson playing second fiddle to him.

Liverpool join the race to sign French dazzling winger

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Liverpool join the race to sign French dazzling winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hatem Ben Arfa faces an uncertain future at Newcastle United. The highly talented French winger has been at odds with Alan Pardew, ever since he openly criticised the Newcastle manager's tactics last season.

Arsenal and Tottenham’s PL target hints at summer exit

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Arsenal and Tottenham's PL target hints at summer exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Morgan Schneiderlin has dropped a hint that he could leave Southampton after latest tweet, alerting Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

The France international has been linked with a move to the North London clubs, with both the Gunners and Spurs keen on signing the midfielder.

Chelsea’s Belgian sensation to leave finally, set to join PL club

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Chelsea's Belgian sensation to leave finally, set to join PL club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website, Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is set to join Everton on a permanent deal. The report claims that the negotiations between the two clubs are on advanced stages and an agreement is likely to be reached soon.

PHOTO: Divock Origi holding Liverpool shirt

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PHOTO: Divock Origi holding Liverpool shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have completed the signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from Lille after the19-year-old flew down to he United States to join the Merseyside giants in their pre season preparations.

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Louis van Gaal criticises new £30m Manchester United signing

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Louis van Gaal criticises new £30m Manchester United signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has told new £30m summer signing Luke Shaw that he must improve his fitness, with the former Southampton defender to train on his own away from the squad.

PHOTOS: Didier Drogba in his ‘first’ Chelsea training session

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PHOTOS: Didier Drogba in his 'first' Chelsea training session - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Returning legend Didier Drogba took part in his first Chelsea training session today since arriving back at the club after two years abroad.

Drogba, 36, signed a one-year deal to return to his spiritual home this month, with Chelsea fans everywhere delighted to welcome back the big striker, who will provide backup to new £32m signing Diego Costa up top.

From Italy: €60m rated Manchester United target will stay at club

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From Italy: €60m rated Manchester United target will stay at club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Readers of Soccerlens would very well know how we have covered the Arturo Vidal to Manchester United transfer saga. After we reported earlier today that Chilean newspaper sensationally claimed that the Chilean had a verbal agreement to join the Red Devils, latest reports from Italy hint at an altogether different story.

The best online fantasy football games in 2014/15

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The best online fantasy football games in 2014/15 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

I'm not sure why itsso damn addictive, picking an imaginary squad of players and embarking on a make-shift Premier League campaign reliant solely on the performances of said players in their various, real-life matches across the country!

Southampton exodus continues with Schneiderlin and Rodriguez set to join Tottenham

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Southampton exodus continues with Schneiderlin and Rodriguez set to join Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are close to joining former manager Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur and join the Southampton exodus that has seen last season's team stripped down almost completely.

Who will win the Premier League this season?

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Who will win the Premier League this season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The transfer market is currently teeming with activity and the rumor-mill is flowing out of control, but who is making the right decisions and completing the best deals? Who will emerge with the most complete all-round squad to top the table next May?

Terrence Boyd out for ten weeks with a slight tear to the ACL

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Terrence Boyd out for ten weeks with a slight tear to the ACL - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Terrence Boyd has been sidelined for ten weeks with a slight tear to his ACL. Photo provided by Sports Net.

The German/American will be out of action for both his seconddivisionGerman club teamRed Bull Leipzig and the U.

Manchester United target set for medical today

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Manchester United target set for medical today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have missed out on Feyenoord defender Stefan de Vrij after it was confirmed that the Dutchman is set to join Seria A outfit Lazio is a deal worth £6.7 million.

The 22 year-old was Louis Van Gaal's prime target this summer as the new manager looks to put right the defensive crisis at Old Trafford, after the departures of Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra.

Wenger: I made a gamble on Chambers

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Wenger: I made a gamble on Chambers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal's latest signing Calum Chambers signing was a gamble.

The 19-year-old English footballer completed his £16m switch from Southampton to the Emirates on Monday. He is a versatile player who can play as right-back, central defender and a midfielder.

Mourinho desperate to offload £175,000-per-week earning Chelsea player

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Mourinho desperate to offload £175,000-per-week earning Chelsea player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho set to perform another cull, as the Portuguese re-affirms that he needs to offload one of the foreigners in order to comply with the Champions League rules relating tohome grown quota.

Manchester United pushing for £15m transfer, may offload three players

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Manchester United pushing for £15m transfer, may offload three players - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United new manager Louis van Gaal on his first press conference said he will take a hard look at the existing players, before making any decision about selling/delving into the transfer market.

From Uruguay: €80m star wants to join Manchester United

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From Uruguay: €80m star wants to join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hold your seat belts, Manchester United fans. Are you ready for this?

According to Uruguayan newspaper Ovacion, Edinson Cavani (no need to give transfer background) wants to join Manchester United in the summer.

Real Madrid keen to sell €80m winger to Manchester United

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Real Madrid keen to sell €80m winger to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Another fine morning. Another Angel di Maria transfer rumour day. And yet another conflicting transfer reports.

OK, let's start. According to our understanding, based on observations, Madrid based newspapers like Marca and AS are trying to project that although Manchester United are interested in Di Maria, the winger is likely to join PSG.

Manchester United boosted, €35m target rejects contract extension

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Manchester United boosted, €35m target rejects contract extension - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United fans, cheer up! Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus has rejected a contract extension at the German club, andwill now able to leave Jurgen Klopp's outfitfor €35m, his release clause, that can be trigged from 2015.

Can €100m signings help Liverpool mount serious title challenge?

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Can €100m signings help Liverpool mount serious title challenge? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

At the beginning of last season, few gave Liverpool a chance of breaking into the top 4. Regardless to say, practically no one gave them any chance of being genuine title contenders. Even individuals from within the club publicly stated that finishing in the Champions League places is top priority.

Arsenal in serious pursuit of €17m rated Brazilian, will allow World Cup star to leave

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Arsenal in serious pursuit of €17m rated Brazilian, will allow World Cup star to leave - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

What a transfer window this is turning out to be for Arsenal. After having already signed four players this summers, the Gunners have now stepped up their pursuit of€17m rated Brazilian winger Douglas Costa.

Manchester United and Barcelona told to pay €50m for World Cup star

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Manchester United and Barcelona told to pay €50m for World Cup star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Fiorentina have told Manchester United and Barcelona to pay €50m if they hope to sign star Juan Cuadrado in this summer transfer window.

The Colombian international had an impressive World Cup with his national side.

Chelsea join the race to sign €36m world class defender

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Chelsea join the race to sign €36m world class defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Is the mass exodus set to continue at Atletico Madrid? After Diego Costa and Filipe Luis left for the greener pastures of Stamford Bridge, French daily Le 10 Sport claim that Chelsea have joined Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the race to sign Diego Godin from the La Liga winners.

VIDAL AGREEMENT REACHED: €60m powerhouse ready for Manchester United move

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VIDAL AGREEMENT REACHED: €60m powerhouse ready for Manchester United move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are reportedly on he verge of completing a club record€60m move for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, with reports from Chile claiming the 27-year-old has verbally agreed to join the Premier League side on a four-year deal.

Chelsea superstar could leave Stamford Bridge in January

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Chelsea superstar could leave Stamford Bridge in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Chelsea keeper Carlo Cudicini has said that Czech international Petr Cech could leave the club in January if he permanently loses his place to the incoming Thibaut Courtoisat Stamford Bridge.

PHOTO: Arsenal’s £16m signing in first training session

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PHOTO: Arsenal's £16m signing in first training session - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's new £16m signing Calum Chambers took part in his first training session today, with the club eagerly posting a photo on Twitter of the 19-year-old being put through his paces.

The former Southampton defender completed his big-money move to the Emirates on Monday, with boss Arsene Wenger impressed with the youngster's versitity during last season with the Saints:

"He can play at centre-back, right-back and central midfield," Wenger said after the defeat to New York Red Bulls.

Liverpool and Arsenal can sign PL star for astronomical fee

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Liverpool and Arsenal can sign PL star for astronomical fee - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Swansea City have issued a warning to Liverpool and Arsenal in signing Wilfried Bony after the Welsh club's manager Gary Monk said the striker will leave only for an astronomical fee.

The Ivory Coast international made a switch to the Stadium of Light last summer and had an impressive debut season with Swansea.

Juventus reveal condition for Arturo Vidal to join Manchester United

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Juventus reveal condition for Arturo Vidal to join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United can sign Arturo Vidal in the summer transfer window only if the midfielder asks to leave Juventus for Old Trafford move, says Juventus CEO Guiseppe Marotta.

The Chilean international has been linked with a move to the Premier League club all throughout the summer as United manager Louis van Gaal set to land him in this ongoing transfer window.

World Cup: Bigger than Super Bowl?

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World Cup: Bigger than Super Bowl? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Soccer in the USA is growing in popularity, there can be no denying that, and thanks to the efforts of a spritely German and his elevennever-say-die charges, the 2014 World Cup saw an unprecedented rise in viewershipfrom the States,with Americans everywhere sitting up and taking stock of the events in Brazil this summer.

PHOTO: Calum Chambers holding the Arsenal shirt

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PHOTO: Calum Chambers holding the Arsenal shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's official now. Southampton have confirmed today that young defender Calum Chambers has completed his move to Arsenal.

photo courtesy: 101GG

The Saints via their official website confirmed the player's departure for an "undisclosed fee" however going by the media reports, Arsenal have shelled out around £16m on the young defender.

Premier League 2014/15 betting: Can Arsenal or Chelsea bring the league title back to London?

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Premier League 2014/15 betting: Can Arsenal or Chelsea bring the league title back to London? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The official start to the 2014/15 Premier League season is only 14 days away, and the summer transfer market is very much in full swing, with England's biggest and baddestdipping and ducking their way through the market-place, snapping up exciting new recruits for the season ahead, and with each signing, the respective club's title chances increase, makingpredictionsfor the 2014/15 Premier League thatmuch harder to formulate.

Legendary Arsenal pair announce shock moves abroad

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Legendary Arsenal pair announce shock moves abroad - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Arsenal duo Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg have announced that they are to come out of retirement andwill take part in...the Hero Indian Super League next season!

Pires, 40, and Ljungberg, 37, both starred for Arsenal during their stunning 'invincibles' campaign back in 2003/04 where they managed a whole season unbeaten; a feat that remains unique in the English top flight.

Arsenal, Spurs & Southampton’s race for “World Cup’s best defender” about to intensify

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Arsenal, Spurs & Southampton's race for "World Cup's best defender" about to intensify - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Philippe Senderos joined Aston Villa on a free transfer this summer and has declared his (possible) new team-mate, Ron Vlaar, as the best defender at the World Cup in Brazil.

Fabregas And Costa Shine On Debut As Chelsea Win 2-1 In Slovenia

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Fabregas And Costa Shine On Debut As Chelsea Win 2-1 In Slovenia - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Debutants Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa put in impressive displays as Chelsea overturned a half-time deficit to beat NK Olimpija Ljubljana 2-1 in their pre-season friendly in Slovenia. Fabregas set up Costa for the equaliser 10 minutes into the second half before defender Kurt Zouma scored the winner 8 minutes later.

Wayne Rooney impresses for Manchester United in RvP’s absence

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Wayne Rooney impresses for Manchester United in RvP's absence - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wayne Rooney laid down a marker to new manager Louis Van Gaal on Sunday by scoring a brace and assisting the third goal as Manchester United beat AS Roma 3-2 in their pre-season friendly match in Denver.

€65m, €75m & €80m offer tabled for Manchester United target

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€65m, €75m & €80m offer tabled for Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Angel di Maria saga is taking all sorts of nasty twists and turns. And we must say, newspapers in Spain are probably getting it all wrong. The situation as we understand is simple. Well,not that simple.

Manchester United ready to offer €60m for long term target

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Manchester United ready to offer €60m for long term target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Italian daily Gazzetta Dello Sport, Manchester United are willing to offer Juventus €60m for Arturo Vidal, an offer that might be too high for the Serie A Champions to refuse.

Liverpool star ready to take pay cut to leave Anfield

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Liverpool star ready to take pay cut to leave Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool had gone through a sort of mixed emotion last week. The club celebrated the signing of Southampton defender Dejan Lovren but had to cancel the deal for Loic Remy, because of the player's medical concerns.

Manchester United need to pay €80m to land world class striker

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Manchester United need to pay €80m to land world class striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Regular readers of Soccerlens might be knowing that we are a big fan of Le 10 sport magazine. Not because they cover excellent articles, but they are a great generatorof transfer rumours, which often makes laugh, cringe, shout and we like to share with you guys as well.

Manchester United and Barcelona both desperate for £28m World Cup star

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Manchester United and Barcelona both desperate for £28m World Cup star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Its amazing what onegood World Cup campaign can do for you! South American starsAlexis Sanchez and James Rodriguez have already moved to Arsenal and Real Madrid respectively for a combined fee of over £100m, Liverpool seem dead-set on Belgium'sDivock Origi, Dutch rock Ron Vlaar is attracting plenty of Premier League attention, and a host of keepers are now about to begin new club adventures after inspired performances in Brazil.

OFFICIAL: Arsenal and Chelsea miss out on €30m La Liga attacker

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OFFICIAL: Arsenal and Chelsea miss out on €30m La Liga attacker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid have confirmed that French international winger Antoine Griezmann will move to the club pending a medical, ending Arsenal and Chelsea's long-standing interest in the 23-year-old.

Vidal Latest: €60m Chilean meets new Juventus boss as Man Utd close in

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Vidal Latest: €60m Chilean meets new Juventus boss as Man Utd close in - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The saga of Arturo Vidal trundles on, seemingly with no end in sight. The highly rated Chilean has reportedly been tracked by Manchester United all through the summer, with new manager Louis van Gaal chopping and changing his squad in order to mount an assault on the top four next season; with Vidal said to be a primary choice to stabilise the flagging midfield.

Was the Fernando Torres miss vs Olimpija Ljubljana the worst yet?

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Was the Fernando Torres miss vs Olimpija Ljubljana the worst yet? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The fall of Fernando Torres has been on of the most eagerly discussed topics in football ever since his record £50m move from Liverpool to Chelsea back in 2011, with the Spain striker having gone from predatory super-striker to calamitous, open-goal-missing joke.

CONFIRMED: Liverpool unveil new £20m summer signing

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CONFIRMED: Liverpool unveil new £20m summer signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Southampton defender Dejan Lovren in a £20m deal, with the Croatian international signing a four-year deal on Sunday.

Lovren, 25, becomes the third Saints player to move to Anfield this summer, joining both Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert on Merseyside.

PHOTO: Dejan Lovren with his new Liverpool shirt

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PHOTO: Dejan Lovren with his new Liverpool shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Croatian defender Dejan Lovren has completed his £20m move to Liverpool, with the 25-year-old signing a four-year deal on Sunday to become the club's fifth summer signing.

Lovren joins former teammates Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert in moving to Anfield this summer, with manager Brendan Rodgers exceedingly glad to have got his man after a long negotiation process.

VIDEO: Red Bulls 1-0 Arsenal: Former Gunners legend the star in the Big Apple

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VIDEO: Red Bulls 1-0 Arsenal: Former Gunners legend the star in the Big Apple - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Arsenal hero Thierry Henry's corner allowedBradley Wright-Philips to down the Gunners in the USA on Saturday, with the solitary strike enough to condemn Arsene Wenger's side to defeat in the Red Bull Arena.

VIDEO: Manager drops huge hint concerning £20m Chelsea striker’s future

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VIDEO: Manager drops huge hint concerning £20m Chelsea striker's future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton manager Roberto Martinez appeared to confirm that his side will secure the signing of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku this summer, with the Spaniard telling fans that the 21-year-old Belgian will 'of course' sign for the Toffees.

VIDEO: Manchester United 3-2 Roma: Van Gaal’s side survive late scare in the US

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VIDEO: Manchester United 3-2 Roma: Van Gaal's side survive late scare in the US - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal's Manchester United battled past a resurgent Roma side in the second game of their US tour on Saturday, with a Wayne Rooney double ensuring the Serie A side's fightback failed to stop United making it two for two in their friendly fixtures.

Chelsea could announce another transfer in ‘next few’ days

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Chelsea could announce another transfer in 'next few' days - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have undergone a sea-change approach in their transfer strategies. They have sold players for a higher price and used that money efficiently to make quality additions, yet making a profit out of it.

CONFIRMED: Arsenal complete third signing

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CONFIRMED: Arsenal complete third signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have completed the signing of Colombian World Cup star David Ospina from French side Nice according to reports in BBC.Nice's manager Claude Puel confirmed the signing saying, "It's confirmed, yes. It's a good affair for Arsenal because he's a very good player.

From France: Liverpool sign World Cup star on a six-year-deal

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From France: Liverpool sign World Cup star on a six-year-deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have secured the signature of Belgium striker Divock Origi, according to France Football. Although Liverpool have yet to announce the deal officially, it is understood that the player has signed a six year deal with the Reds.

FC Porto 4-4 Barcelona – Deco signs off in style in mouthwatering game (VIDEO)

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FC Porto 4-4 Barcelona Deco signs off in style in mouthwatering game (VIDEO) - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Legendary Portuguese midfielder, Deco, ended his staggering career in the best possible fashion, with an exquisite lob over the keeper in the last 10 seconds of his own testimonial.

Liverpool suffer massive blow as midfielder out for six weeks

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Liverpool suffer massive blow as midfielder out for six weeks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's preparation for the new season has hit a new roadblock after their summer signing Adam Lallana picked up an injury during the training.

The England international arrived at Anfield from Southampton and has picked up an injury on his knee at the Reds' training base in Boston.

Louis van Gaal admits interest in Sir Alex Ferguson’s transfer target

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Louis van Gaal admits interest in Sir Alex Ferguson's transfer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Strootman: A Louis van Gaal favourite

Louis van Gaal has confirmed Manchester United's interest in signing AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman.

The Dutch international is currently recovering from a cruciate ligament in his left knee, which he suffered earlier in March.

Jay DeMerit ends an 11 year career

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Jay DeMerit ends an 11 year career - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jay DeMerit says goodbye to the sport of soccer. Photo by MLSSoccer.com

Eleven year veteran announces hisretirementafter suffering from two years in a row of injury riddled seasons.

Former U.

Manchester United ready to offer €20m + Nani to land Liverpool target

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Manchester United ready to offer €20m + Nani to land Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arda Turan is a self-confessed Liverpool fan. The 27-year-old Turkish midfielder was linked with a move to Liverpool, during his days at Gala. Rafael Benitez was thought to be one of his key admirers, while the player himself confessed his dream to play in front of Anfield crowd in future.

Arsenal keen to sign Barcelona player after scouting for two years

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Arsenal keen to sign Barcelona player after scouting for two years - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Catalan media have always expressed their frustration (even criticised) when any Premier League club targets any player from their prestigious La Masia academy. Over the years we have seen several examples of that.

DONE DEAL: Arsenal set to complete fourth signing

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DONE DEAL: Arsenal set to complete fourth signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Its tough to be a Southampton fan these days. A classic "paying the price of success" has already seen the south coast club lose three of their major players, namely Luke Shaw to Manchester United and the duo of Adama Lallana and Rickie Lambert to Liverpool.

PSG ready to offer £60m striker to Manchester United

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PSG ready to offer £60m striker to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French magazine Le 10 Sport has been giving us an update on Edinson Cavani every month. And every time it is the same old story. The striker is unhappy at PSG, because he has been forced to play on the wings, while he prefers a more central role.

Liverpool close to signing defender, player wishes to join Arsenal

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Liverpool close to signing defender, player wishes to join Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are close to securing a triple deal, if the reports are to be believed. Loic Remy has completed his medical and the deal will be officially announced next week. Last night reports emerged that Liverpool have agreed a deal for Southampton defender Dejan Lovren, while the player set to undergo a medical today.

Five Arturo Vidal alternatives for Manchester United

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Five Arturo Vidal alternatives for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Vidal: Staying put at Juventus

The Arturo Vidal transfer saga looks to finally have taken it's final turn. While the player's words at an airport interview were certainly interpreted wrongly in the media, Juve CEO Marotta's words certainly don't leave room for doubt about Juve's intentions to keep the Chilean.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho takes swipe at Manchester United

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho takes swipe at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Manchester United for investing heavily in signing Luke Shaw.

The England international arrived at Old Trafford from Southampton in June as he became the Red Devils' second signing of the summer transfer window, following the arrival of Ander Herrera.

Manchester United star targeted by La Liga winners

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Manchester United star targeted by La Liga winners - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Times, La Liga winners Atletico Madrid have made fresh approach to Manchester United for the signing of out of favour striker Javier Hernandez. The Mexican has no guarantee over his future at Old Trafford after falling down the pecking order last season featuring in 29 appearances, most of which were from the bench.

Manchester United & PSG in tug-of-war over landing €65m world class winger

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Manchester United & PSG in tug-of-war over landing €65m world class winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We all know that Angel di Maria will be leaving Real Madrid in the summer. Let's not go into the detailed transfer background again. You all know this. Don't you? So, better get into the main story.

NEARLY DONE: World Cup hero set for Liverpool medical

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NEARLY DONE: World Cup hero set for Liverpool medical - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in France Football, Belgian World Cup star Divock Origi has reportedly flown to Boston on Friday, where Liverpool is currently engrossed in their pre season preparations.

It is reported that the 19 year old is set to sign a five year deal with the Merseyside giants but will be loaned back to Lille for the next season.

Why Didier Drogba’s shock return to Chelsea makes perfect sense

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Why Didier Drogba's shock return to Chelsea makes perfect sense - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's been one hell of a transfer window for Chelsea Football Club. After a trophy less campaign, it hasn't taken manager Jose Mourinho to wring the changes and turn the Blues into a formidable-looking force.

Real Madrid to sign former Atletico star on season-long loan

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Real Madrid to sign former Atletico star on season-long loan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid are looking to sign AS Monaco star Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan in the ongoing transfer window.

The Colombian international has been a success in the La Liga while he was a key player for Real's local rivals, Atletico Madrid.

DONE DEAL: Manchester United forward leaves Old Trafford

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DONE DEAL: Manchester United forward leaves Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed their forward Bebe has completed a switch to Benfica on Friday.

The deal would see the Red Devils earn €3m and another 50% on any sell-on fee. A statement on United's official website read," Manchester United forward Bebe has joined Benfica in a deal worth up to €3million, with the right to 50% of any sell-on fee.

CONFIRMED: Chelsea re-sign Didier Drogba

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CONFIRMED: Chelsea re-sign Didier Drogba - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have re-signed their former striker Didier Drogba as the Blues legend completed his move on Friday.

A statement on their official website read," Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the return of Didier Drobga.

PHOTO: Didier Drogba holding Chelsea shirt

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PHOTO: Didier Drogba holding Chelsea shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have completed the signing of their form striker Didier Drogba on a one-year deal on Friday.

The former Galatasaray was seen holding the Blues shirt and his deal would come as a massive boost for the fans of the fans of the West London club.

Done Deal: Liverpool agree £20m fee for defender, medical tomorrow

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Done Deal: Liverpool agree £20m fee for defender, medical tomorrow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are on the verge of completing their fifth signing of the season, after agreeing a£20m deal for Southampton defender Dejan Lovren.

The 25-year-old defender was a prime summer target of Liverpool and now BBC & Liverpool Echo journalists have confirmed that the Reds have finally got their man.

From Mexico: Club Chief confirms Chelsea offer for talented winger

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From Mexico: Club Chief confirms Chelsea offer for talented winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mexican club Pachuca have confirmed they have rejected a bid from Chelsea for the services of their star player Jurgen Damm.

The 21-year-old is a highly talented winger and a report from Sky Sports suggests the Blues had made an enquiry for the Mexican player before the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Manchester United’s €50m rated transfer target’s move to pave way for Chelsea target

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Manchester United's €50m rated transfer target's move to pave way for Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So, the verdict is out then. Manchester United and Chelsea fans: The domino effect is about to start. According to reports in Spanish website El Confidencial, French Champions Paris St Germain are about to reach an agreement with Real Madrid for Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria.

New U.S. Soccer National Training Center coming to Kansas City

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New U.S. Soccer National Training Center coming to Kansas City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The senior and youth national team will be calling Kansas City a new home in a couple of years. Photo provided by US National Soccer Players.

Kansas City is on the verge of becoming thecapitolof soccer in the United States.

Frank Lampard is introduced to New York City

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Frank Lampard is introduced to New York City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Frank Lampard posses while wearing a t-shirt of his new teams logo. Photo provided by MLSSoccer.com.

The English international is officially a member of New York City FC.

Frank Lampard on Thursday morning became an official New Yorker, as he was formally introduced to the public as the NYCFC fourth player and second designated player in Brooklyn.

Sensational €40m Chelsea target says Arsenal are a ‘great club’

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Sensational €40m Chelsea target says Arsenal are a 'great club' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Time is probably running out for Porto striker Jackson Martinez to seal a move elsewhere. He was linked with a move to Valencia in the past couple of months, but the interest had died down, as the Los Che signed Rodrigo Moreno instead.

Manchester United defeated for the signing of €30m World Cup star

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Manchester United defeated for the signing of €30m World Cup star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in today's edition of Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, World Cup star Enzo Perez is set to join Valencia after Benfica agreed on a €25m deal to sell the Argentine. Perez was reportedly a Manchester United target, the story which we had covered way back in April.

The FA Cup Final: A Neutral’s Perspective

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The FA Cup Final: A Neutral's Perspective - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Football is a polar game. Attack versus defence. Them versus us. Those who watch football are defined by the teams that they follow, the colours that they wear and the seat in which they sit. Adopting any middle ground is distinctly frowned upon.

Genius striker offered to Arsenal for €10m plus World Cup star

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Genius striker offered to Arsenal for €10m plus World Cup star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Finally there is some good news for Arsenal fans from Italy. Tuttosport have reported that AC Milan have offered Italian striker Mario Balotelli to the Gunners for just€10m plus Costa Rican World Cup star Joel Campbell.

€50m Manchester United target to join ‘within hours’

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€50m Manchester United target to join 'within hours' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Some times it becomes hard to fathom the transfer mechanism of Real Madrid. There is a certain degree of madness often attached to it. Barcelona have signed Luis Suarez, so, we must do one marquee signingas well, not just to appease the fans but to maintain the status-quo.

REVEALED: Bayern Munich 2014/15 Adidas Away Kit

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REVEALED: Bayern Munich 2014/15 Adidas Away Kit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich have released their 2014/15 away kit by Adidas, which gets the nice blend of classic yet modern kit inspired by current fashion trends and street wear.

The last few years have been simply excellent for the German giants, with the Bavarian winning the Champions League two seasons ago.

DONE DEAL: Manchester United player set for medical today

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DONE DEAL: Manchester United player set for medical today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Finally the torture for Manchester United is set to be over. Portuguese winger Bebe is set to leave the Red Devils and join Benfica according to reports in newspapers from Portugal.

Here is a following snippet from today's edition of A Bola.

DEAL CLOSE: Mourinho to sell Chelsea defender

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DEAL CLOSE: Mourinho to sell Chelsea defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea defenderPatrick van Aanholt is all set to leave the club and join Sunderland in the summer, according to reports from BBC Newcastle.

This summer, Chelsea have already shipped out David Luiz and Ashley Cole, which Kurt Zouma and Filipe Luis are likely to take their places in central defence and left-back roles respectively.

Arsenal v Manchester City – 2014 Community Shield Preview

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Arsenal v Manchester City 2014 Community Shield Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2014 FA Community Shield on Sunday 10 August at Wembley Stadium will be the 92nd edition of the trophy.

Arsenal will face Manchester City for the second time in this final with the Gunners winning the previous meeting 4-0 all the way back in 1934.

Where do Atletico Madrid go from last season?

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Where do Atletico Madrid go from last season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Scenes that will be hard to repeat.

Atletico Madrid were arguably the finest football story of last season. Los Rojiblancos (The Red and Whites) are a club with a huge fan following but possess very little financial resources when compared to Spain's big two.

From Spain: Barcelona want to sign Manchester United summer target

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From Spain: Barcelona want to sign Manchester United summer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are losing their grip in their efforts to sign Arsenal skipper Thomas Vermaelen.

The Belgium international has been a transfer target for the Old Trafford club as their new manager Louis van Gaal has set his sights on the central defender to bolster his side's back four.

Premier League 4-0 MLS: English teams dominant over North American counterparts

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Premier League 4-0 MLS: English teams dominant over North American counterparts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Several Premier League clubs are currently over in North America on pre-season tours to get the squadprepared and to test out new formations for the up-coming season in Britain.

Massive Blow: €50m rated World Cup star rejects Manchester United

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Massive Blow: €50m rated World Cup star rejects Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So it appears that the verdict is out then. Manchester United fans look away as some bad news is on your way from Italy. According to reports in Gazzetta Dello Sport, Juventus midfielder has rejected a move to the Red Devils after landing in Italy from vacation post the World Cup.

CONFIRMED: Chelsea forward joins Bundesliga club on-loan

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CONFIRMED: Chelsea forward joins Bundesliga club on-loan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea forward Lucas Piazon has completed his switch loan move to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.

A statement on the Blues' official website read, " Lucas Piazon has today joined German side Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan.

CONFIRMED: Chelsea legend signs for MLS Club

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CONFIRMED: Chelsea legend signs for MLS Club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

New York City have confirmed the signing of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard on Thursday.

The veteran midfielder was released by the Blues after his contract expired at the end of the last season. The 36-year-old signed a two-year contract with the Major League Soccer side.

PHOTO: Chelsea legend wearing MLS club’s shirt

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PHOTO: Chelsea legend wearing MLS club's shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has signed a two-year deal with Major League Soccer side New York City FC.

The 36-year-old was released by the Premier League outfit after his contract expired on June 30.

VIDEO: Danny Welbeck scores United’s first goal of pre-season against LA Galaxy

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VIDEO: Danny Welbeck scores United's first goal of pre-season against LA Galaxy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United took just 13 minutes to open the scoring in Louis van Gaal's first game in charge as the Red Devils' new manager against LA Galaxy.

Juan Mata's brilliant tackle, followed by a side touch saw England international Danny Welbeck smash the ball to the right post, before getting his name on the score sheet.

Fernando Arce Jr. chooses the United States

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Fernando Arce Jr. chooses the United States - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Fernando Arce Jr. playing against Australia for the U.S. Under-20 National team in the NTC Invitational on Friday. Photo provided by American Soccer Now.

The son of Mexican international Frenando Arce haschosento represent his birth nation, the United States.

DaMarcus Beasely is heading back to the MLS

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DaMarcus Beasely is heading back to the MLS - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

DaMarcus Beasley is heading back home to Major League Soccer, this time he will be heading to the Houston Dynamo. Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images

The Houston Dynamo have won the race for DaMarcus Beasley in Major League Soccer allocation by exchanging with Toronto FC for the U.

Atletico ‘very close’ to signing Liverpool target

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Atletico 'very close' to signing Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool could find themselves in a transfer tug-of-war with Atletico Madrid, should they decideto compete for Zakaria Bakkali in the coming days. The 18-year-old Belgium winger plays for Dutch club PSV Eindhoven and is considered as one of the brightest prospects in Europe, often drawing comparisons with his fellow compatriot Eden Hazard.

Louis van Gaal to re-sign former Manchester United star

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Louis van Gaal to re-sign former Manchester United star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are set to make a move in bringing their former player Paul Scholes back to the club, but this time as a part of the coaching staff.

The Old Trafford favourite joined Ryan Giggs as a part of his coaching staff for the last four games of the previous campaign, following the exit of David Moyes.

Chelsea slap hefty price tag on Belgian sensation

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Chelsea slap hefty price tag on Belgian sensation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho lamented on many occasions last season for not having a striker who can score 20 goals in the league. Let alone 20 goals, the three strikers he had at disposal couldn'tscore 20 goals combined.

From Spain: Madrid to make move for Manchester United player

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From Spain: Madrid to make move for Manchester United player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Javier Hernandez's future at Manchester United looks uncertain as he has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in recent times.

The Mexican international was the fourth choice striker last season, behind Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck.

Barcelona or Real Madrid: Who Is The Real Deal?

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Barcelona or Real Madrid: Who Is The Real Deal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There are few things in life that are certain. Apples will fall from the tree, Celtic will win the Scottish Premier League and in Spain, Barcelona and Real Madrid will once again contest the 2014-2015 Spanish Primera Liga title.

Manchester United off to stunning start – can they keep it up?

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Manchester United off to stunning start can they keep it up? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

United off to flying start.

The Louis van Gaal era at Manchester United kicked off at the Pasadena Rosebowl in LA last night in front of a capacity crowd of just over 86,000 and it was a start that promises much for the future.

DONE DEAL: Tottenham finally sign Liverpool target, plus two more deals confirmed

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DONE DEAL: Tottenham finally sign Liverpool target, plus two more deals confirmed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Swansea City left-back of last season, Ben Davies, has been confirmed as a new signing at Tottenham Hotspur today, fighting off interest from high-flying Liverpool. The Swans and the Lilywhiteshavebecome very co-operative of late with Michel Vorm also heading from South Wales to North London andGylfi Sigurdsson heading in the opposite direction.

The United States Men’s National team, heading into the future with new leading faces

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The United States Men's National team, heading into the future with new leading faces - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Julian Green will be one of the new leading faces for the Yanks in the coming years. Photo provided by ESPN FC.

The Yanks are now preparing to go into a newdirection, with a new group of players coming in andJürgen Klinsmann will be leading the way for a bright future.

Luis Suarez – Replacing The Irreplaceable?

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Luis Suarez Replacing The Irreplaceable? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Be it the acquisition of a major international name, or the return of a prodigal hero, the flamboyant unveiling of a major signing by the world's biggest clubs has long since become part and parcel of the realm of modern football.

Frank Lampard is headed to New York City FC

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Frank Lampard is headed to New York City FC - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Frank Lampard is heading to Major League Soccer newest club, New York City FC. Photo provided by the Daily Mail.

The long time Chelsea midfielder will be leaving England, and now heading to the states to play in the 2015 expansion team for Major League Soccer, New York City FC.

Chelsea 2014 Transfers Update: Ins, Outs and Future Signings

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Chelsea 2014 Transfers Update: Ins, Outs and Future Signings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have possibly done the best deals in the transfer windows amongst the top Premier League clubs in the ongoing window.

The Blues first signed the former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.

Former Chelsea, Liverpool & England star’s final roll of the dice in ‘favorite position’

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Former Chelsea, Liverpool & England star's final roll of the dice in 'favorite position' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Joe Cole has recentlycompleted an unexpected free transfer to struggling Premier League side, Aston Villa, and has stated that one of the key factorsbehind his decision was the chance to play in his favorite position: an attacking role in the center of midfield, just behind the strike-force.

Why Real Madrid should not sell Angel di Maria

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Why Real Madrid should not sell Angel di Maria - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

An angel by name and on the field, Angel Di Maria spread his wings and flew Real Madrid to the much desired La Decima last season. Although shining last season for the Los Blancos and his country in the World Cup, Di Maria has been the subject of a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu.

Liverpool to table record offer to land United and Madrid target

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Liverpool to table record offer to land United and Madrid target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In what looks to be a sensational development regarding the Arturo Vidal transfer saga, Chilean newspaper El Mercurio have reported that Liverpool are willing to table a record offer to land Manchester United target Arturo Vidal from Juventus.

€40m rated Chelsea and Manchester target set to open contract talks with club

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€40m rated Chelsea and Manchester target set to open contract talks with club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So is this the end of the long term 'Mehdi Benatia to the Premier League' transfer saga? According to reports in the reputed Gianluca Di Marzio website, the Chelsea and Manchester City target is set to open new contract talks with Roma in the coming weeks.

Done Deal: Liverpool complete €13.3m move for Arsenal target

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Done Deal: Liverpool complete €13.3m move for Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers vowed to 'move on' after selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona for a reported fee of around £75m.Finding a like-for-like replacement was always going to be difficult, but it seems Liverpool had done their homework beforehand.

Arsenal offer contract terms to Real Madrid player

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Arsenal offer contract terms to Real Madrid player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have secured the signature of Colombian goal keeper David Ospina for a paltry fee of£3m, but it seems, the Gunners want to add another goal keeper to their ranks, if the reports from Spain are to be believed.

PHOTO: Arsenal and Liverpool target joins another PL club

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PHOTO: Arsenal and Liverpool target joins another PL club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and Liverpool's hope of signing Steven Caulker has been dashed after the defender agreed terms to join Queens Park Rangers.

The 22-year-old left Tottenham Hotspur last summer and signed for Cardiff City.

Manchester United target hints at Barcelona move

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Manchester United target hints at Barcelona move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dutch World Cup star Daley Blind has dropped a major hint that he could join Spanish giants Barcelona in the summer. The 24 year old spent a few days in the Catalan capital with his friends as he enjoyed his vacation after the World Cup in Brazil.

Five world class players Manchester United must sign

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Five world class players Manchester United must sign - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal claimed on his first press conference that he would take a closer look on the players he has at disposal before delving into the transfer market. In case, he needs to do so, which is highly likely, he won't have to worry about the finances, afterhas been told he is free to break the world transfer record to bring right kind of players to Manchester United.

Arsenal’s long term target passes medical

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Arsenal's long term target passes medical - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Toulouse star Serge Aurier is all but set to complete his move to Paris Saint-Germain after the talented right-back and Arsenal summer passed his medical.

Earlier reports claimed the Gunners were keen on landing the Ivory Coast international as a replacement for Bacary Sagna, who left the Emirates and signed for Manchester City on a free transfer.

REVEALED: Chelsea 2014/15 Third Kit

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REVEALED: Chelsea 2014/15 Third Kit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have unveiled their third 2014/15 kit by Adidas, with the new shirt offering a fresh, youthful design that includes the first use of dirk navy since 2009/10, when the club wonthe Premier League and FA Cup double.

Barcelona sign Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia for €20m

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Barcelona sign Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia for €20m - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 30 year-old defender Jeremy Mathieu has signed for Barcelona on a four-year contract after his£15.8 million release clause was activated.

A statement from the club has said: "The cost of the transfer is 20 million Euros and the buyout clause will be 50 million Euros.

Done Deal: Chelsea midfielder off to Spain

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Done Deal: Chelsea midfielder off to Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic has today completed his season long loan deal to Spanish side Elche. The 19 year old Croatian joined the Bluesfrom Hajduk Split earlier this summer and will now spend the entire season in the Spanish top flight football league.

Barcelona bid €35m to land €42m Manchester United target

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Barcelona bid €35m to land €42m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It certainly seems a three way transfer tussle is on full flow for Colombia's World Cup star Juan Cuadrado.After we reported yesterday citing Spanish daily that Bayern Munich were willing to offer €42m for Juan Cuadrado, Spanish site ABC Deportes has now claimed that the Catalan giants have put in a €35m for the 26 year old.

CONFIRMED: Stoke City complete Bojan Krkić signing from Barcelona

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CONFIRMED: Stoke City complete Bojan Krkić signing from Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Stoke City have confirmed the signing of Bojan Krkić from Barcelona on a four-year deal on Tuesday evening.

"Spanish ace signs four-year deal as City secure fifth signing of the summer.

Done Deal: Liverpool agree to sign Arsenal target

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Done Deal: Liverpool agree to sign Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and Arsenal have been involved in a transfer tug-of-war already this season. The Reds wanted to sign Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona but the Chilean winger chose to join the London outfit instead.

Louis van Gaal acts quickly to bring changes at Manchester United

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Louis van Gaal acts quickly to bring changes at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal officially took over as Manchester United manager and the Dutchman has decided not to waste any time in bringing immediate changes at the club.

The 62-year-old manager ended his international duty with the Netherlands, after guiding his national side to a third place finish in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

CONFIRMED: Brazil name successor to Luiz Felipe Scolari

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CONFIRMED: Brazil name successor to Luiz Felipe Scolari - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Brazilian Football Confederation has confirmed that Dunga will be the new coach of their national team.

"Dunga has been named successor to Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil coach. The 1994 FIFA World Cup-winning captain on Tuesday afternoon conducted a press conference after being appointed manager by Brazil's Football Confederation," a statement read on FIFA's official website.

Manchester United suffer blow in signing €20m World Cup star

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Manchester United suffer blow in signing €20m World Cup star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's hope of signing Mats Hummels has suffered a blow after Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Kloop has suggested the defender will be continue at Signal Iduna Park next season.

CONFIRMED: The most anticipated signing of the summer finally settled

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CONFIRMED: The most anticipated signing of the summer finally settled - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

James Rodriguez has joined Real Madrid, a move expected throughout the world of football this summer, it has finally been confirmed today. The fee is believed to be in the region of €80million to secure the deal with French club, Monaco.

Liverpool one step closer to signing Arsenal target

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Liverpool one step closer to signing Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Javier Manquillo has only made 17 appearances for Atletico Madrid but he is considered as one of the brightest prospects in Spain. Only couple of weeks before, reports emergedfromSpain that Arsenal are showing a keen interest him and wantto secure a season long loan deal for the full-back.

Chelsea target left betrayed by Mourinho claim Spanish press

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Chelsea target left betrayed by Mourinho claim Spanish press - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Over the past few months, Spanish press and specifically El Confidencial provided us barrage of reports that Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago Mendes willbe returning back to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer.

PHOTO: Manchester United rumoured target arrive for Real Madrid medical

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PHOTO: Manchester United rumoured target arrive for Real Madrid medical - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid are closing in on signing Manchester United's rumoured target James Rodriguez as the Colombian World Cup star is believed to be pictured preparing for a medical.

The AS Monaco attacker has been linked with a big money move away from his current employers, with United also reportedly in for his services.

Will Louis van Gaal be the cure-all at Manchester United?

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Will Louis van Gaal be the cure-all at Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal has now taken the helm at Manchester United. This news has been greeted with almost unanimously positive reviews after Holland's strong showing at the finals (particularly their 5-1 defeat of Spain which was hailed as a van Gaal tactical masterclass).

Manchester United preparing final €50m assault for Arturo Vidal

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Manchester United preparing final €50m assault for Arturo Vidal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Italian newspaper Tuttosport, Manchester United are preparing a final€50m offer for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal. The Serie A champions however have made it clear that they don't want to part ways with the Chilean midfielder.

Arsenal withdraw from World Cup winner transfer race

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Arsenal withdraw from World Cup winner transfer race - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has pulled the plug on his interests in securing the signature of Germany midfielder, Sami Khedira. The London side are still looking to strengthen their side ahead of the impending Premier League season but have failed to agree terms with the 27-year-old.

Would James Milner to Liverpool transfer be pointless for both parties?

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Would James Milner to Liverpool transfer be pointless for both parties? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

James Milner has been rumored to be on Liverpool's list of transfer targets, but what could Brendan Rodgers give the England midfielder that Manchester City don't already offer? IE a place on the bench.

Steven Gerrard: England’s loss is Liverpool’s gain

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Steven Gerrard: England's loss is Liverpool's gain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England captain and Liverpool player Steven Gerrard has retired from international football after representing his country for 14 years. The 34-year-old Gerrard won 114 caps and scored 21 goals during his time at the national team.

The transfer saga of €42m rated Manchester United target explained

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The transfer saga of €42m rated Manchester United target explained - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The post World Cup hyperbole seems to be kicking in for every Colombian player who enthralled the biggest of stages in Brazil in their run to the quarter finals. Every four years a handful of young sensations fresh from their 'biggest stage' exploits are touted for a move to the most illustrious clubs around who rub shoulders in the highest echelons of European football.

CONFIRMED: Another Manchester Legend leaves Old Trafford

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CONFIRMED: Another Manchester Legend leaves Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed their defender Patrice Evra has left Old Trafford to join Juventus.

A statement on the club's official website read," Patrice Evra is leaving Manchester United and has agreed to join Juventus after eight-and-a-half years at Old Trafford.

Rating Liverpool’s Transfer Business So Far and What Needs to Be Done Next

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Rating Liverpool's Transfer Business So Far and What Needs to Be Done Next - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Liverpool are back in the Champions League and Brendan Rodgers is making sure that he and his club are active in the transfer market.

The Reds have already completed four signings in this summer transfer window, having added Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana from Southampton, versatile player Emre Can and winger Lazar Markovic.

Steven Gerrard retires from International football – good news for Liverpool?

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Steven Gerrard retires from International football good news for Liverpool? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England skipper Steven Gerrard has announced his decision to retire from international football.

"After a glittering 14-year career representing his country, Steven Gerrard has retired from international duty," a statement read on the FA's official website.

Agent: €22m Manchester United summer target could join Barcelona

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Agent: €22m Manchester United summer target could join Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The agent of Ajax star and Manchester United summer target Daley Blind has hinted the Netherlands World Cup star could join Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils appointed Louis van Gaal as their new manager after the Dutchman took over the reigns at Old Trafford completing World Cup duty with the Netherlands national team.

Liverpool set to complete £38m triple deals this week

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Liverpool set to complete £38m triple deals this week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers vowed to invest money received from the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona into the squad, and it seems,the Reds manager is on the right track to sculpt the squad to his own taste.

Deal agreed but Chelsea still miss out on midfielder

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Deal agreed but Chelsea still miss out on midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tiago Mendes should have joinedChelsea by nowif the reports from Spain are to be believed. The Portuguese was thought to have played a major role in persuading Diego Costa and Filipe Luis to join the Londoners, while almost all the major newspapers in Spain claimed that Tiago will join Chelsea on a free transfer from Atletico.

Manchester United set to land €20m world class player this week

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Manchester United set to land €20m world class player this week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal said in his first press conference that he will take a closer look on the players he have at disposal and then would delve into the transfer market if necessary. That is however not applicable when it comes to defence and it is one of the major areas that United badly need reinforcement, and that too immediately.

Liverpool made contact with Dutch club to sign highly rated winger

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Liverpool made contact with Dutch club to sign highly rated winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Earlier this week Belgian website Sport.be published an article where they claimed Premier League giants Liverpool are keeping a close eye on Belgium winger Zakaria Bakkali.

The 18-year-old who is often compared to his fellow compatriot Eden Hazard, has been linked with Liverpool in the past.

Chelsea offer €20m to sign Manchester United target

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Chelsea offer €20m to sign Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid have already sold two of their best players of last season to Chelsea. Diego Costa and Filipe Luis have already joined the London club but it seems Chelsea are looking to add one more Atletico player to their ranks.

€75m Manchester United target set to sign on Monday

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€75m Manchester United target set to sign on Monday - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

James Rodriguez was just another good player playing in the Portuguese league couple of years back. His move to Monaco didn't create much hype in European media as well and it needed a strong platform like the World Cup to prove his true mettle and to get the global recognition, he deserves.

Van Gaal asks Dutch midfielder to join Manchester United, player interested

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Van Gaal asks Dutch midfielder to join Manchester United, player interested - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United new manager Louis van Gaal has asked/requested/whatever Wesley Sneijder to join him at Old Trafford and the player is thought to be interested as well. According to Catalan newspaper Sport, the Dutchman is plotting a move to get himself out of Galatasaray and join Manchester United in the summer.

Chelsea readying player-plus-cash deal for Manchester United target

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Chelsea readying player-plus-cash deal for Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid are planning to offer Fernando Torres an escape route from Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

The Spain international has been a flop for the west London club since making a £50m move to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool.

Manchester United’s big money target to sign this week

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

James Rodriguez had an outstanding 2014 FIFA World Cup where the Colombian wonthe Golden boot for scoring six goals in the competition. As a result of his sensationalperformances in Brazil, he caught the attention of big European clubs, namely Manchester United and Real Madrid.

From France: Arsenal agree deal to sign Colombian World Cup hero

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From France: Arsenal agree deal to sign Colombian World Cup hero - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have made a strong statement of intent this summer by capturing Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez. After signing aworld class player, Arsene Wenger has now shifted his attention towards bolstering other areas of the pitch, especially the goal keeping department.

SENSATIONAL: Champions League winner set to return to Chelsea

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SENSATIONAL: Champions League winner set to return to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The French say, you never write a love story twice. Sensational as it may sound, but French daily L'Equipe have reported that Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is set toreturn to Stamford Bridge and will sign a one year contract with the Blues in the coming week.

Liverpool: Defence yet to be improved

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Liverpool: Defence yet to be improved - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

During the 2013/14 season Liverpool looked to play an open, attacking style of play under Brendan Rodgers which lead to them scoring 101 goals in the season and a second place finish. However on the other hand they conceded a total of 50 goals in 38 Premier League games, more than 11th placed Crystal Palace.

Chelsea striker desperately wanted by German club

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Chelsea striker desperately wanted by German club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the reputed and respectable Gianluca Di Marzio website,Bundesliga club Wolfsburg are desperate to signChelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in the summer.

The report claims that Wolfsburg made a last minute attempt to hijack Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, offering the player around €4m in wages, way more than the €2.

Ed Woodward reveals why Manchester United signed Louis van Gaal

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Ed Woodward reveals why Manchester United signed Louis van Gaal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has admitted the Red Devils decision to appoint Louis van Gaal was down to the Dutchman's ability to get his players to play attacking style of football.

Arsenal’s €30m bid for €45m rated United and Chelsea target rejected

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Arsenal's €30m bid for €45m rated United and Chelsea target rejected - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Well, well, well just when we thought that Chelsea and Manchester United were the only two clubs interested in Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho, reports in Portuguese newspaper O Jogohave claimed thatArsenal's€30m bid for the midfield sensation has been rejected.

€50m rated Manchester United target puts house on sale in Italy

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€50m rated Manchester United target puts house on sale in Italy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United fans, this might be the best piece of news you hear in quite some time regarding the Arturo Vidal transfer saga. According to reports in Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport, the 27 year old Chilean has put his house on sale in Moncalieri, Turin.

Chelsea and Arsenal lose grip in signing PSG playmaker to Italian clubs

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Chelsea and Arsenal lose grip in signing PSG playmaker to Italian clubs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly losing their grip in signing Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Adrien Rabiot as the player is set to make a move to Italy in the coming days.

The teenager's contract with the Ligue 1 champions runs down in the summer of 2015 and has rejected a chance to sign a new deal.

DONE DEAL: Alvaro Morata joins Juventus

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DONE DEAL: Alvaro Morata joins Juventus - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus have confirmed they have signed Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid on a five-year deal for a fee of €20m.

The club announced their latest signing on their official website, which allows the Champions League winners to re-sign the striker in two or three years from now.

INFOGRAPHIC: World Cup Goals 2014 – The Who, What, Where, When and Why of Brazil’s 171 goals (Videos)

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INFOGRAPHIC: World Cup Goals 2014 The Who, What, Where, When and Why of Brazil's 171 goals (Videos) - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazil 2014 equaled the record for the highestnumber of goals scored in a World Cup finals competition and has been hailed by some as the best World Cup of all time.

Manchester United star set to leave OT, official announcement today

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Manchester United star set to leave OT, official announcement today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal on his first press conference insisted that he will take a close look on the existing players, before making incursions in the transfer market or perform the necessary cull.

Liverpool beat Arsenal to secure fifth signing, striker to join on five-year-deal

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Liverpool beat Arsenal to secure fifth signing, striker to join on five-year-deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers vowed to make full use of the money received from Luis Suarez' sale to Barcelona and didn't waste any time in delving into the transfer market to sign QPR striker Loic Remy.

PSG’s FFP restrictions key to Manchester United landing €50m winger

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PSG's FFP restrictions key to Manchester United landing €50m winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid. Manchester United. Paris Saint-Germain. Two big fishes and threefishermen. That's how the situation is at the moment. Let me elucidate here, you'll love it.

Barcelona have signed Luis Suarez from Liverpool for a mega deal of around £75m.

Liverpool, United & Arsenal chase €22m Dutch World Cup hero

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Liverpool, United & Arsenal chase €22m Dutch World Cup hero - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Spanish newspaper Mundo Deperotivo, Premier League giants Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are all interested to sign €22m Dutch World Cup star Daley Blind from Ajax.

Arsenal’s long term target ready to leave on free transfer 

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Arsenal's long term target ready to leave on free transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Iker Casillas is set to leave Real Madrid on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the next season.

The Spain international's current deal with the Champions League winners runs down in 2015 and the goalkeeper has not been offered a new deal by the Los Blancos.

CONFIRMED: Arsenal striker target set to join European giant

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CONFIRMED: Arsenal striker target set to join European giant - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Álvaro Morata is set to complete his transfer to Juventus from Real Madrid after snubbing a chance to join Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

The North London club have long been interested in signing the talented player from last summer.

Liverpool midfielder could reunite with former mentor in Italy

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Liverpool midfielder could reunite with former mentor in Italy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lucas Leiva is a popular figure among the Liverpool fans. Though it was not always like that. The Brazilian, who was signed by then manager Rafael Benitez, struggled to make a big impact in his debut season and was even booed by home fans at Anfield.

Manchester United star likely to depart, Italy possible destination

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Manchester United star likely to depart, Italy possible destination - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Italian website Sportsmediaset, Manchester United midfielder Luis Nani could leave the Red Devils in the summer to join Serie A outfit AC Milan. It is believed that the Italian club's vice-president Adriano Galliani is working hard to bring in players to the San Siro in the summer and Nani is one of the names in that list.

Chelsea manager makes pre-season jibe at Arsenal

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Chelsea manager makes pre-season jibe at Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has started playing his usual mind games tricks already. The Blues have completed the signings of Atletico Madrid duo Diego Costa and Filipe Luis and Mourinho doesn't expect any more arrivals at the Bridge this summer.

Liverpool prepare final €22m mega bid to lure Spaniard

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Liverpool prepare final €22m mega bid to lure Spaniard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This Alberto Moreno saga is really getting messy now. At one point of time, it seemed that the deal was just a formality but it has hit a snag since then.

To put it better, it is still hanging in the balance.

Manchester United ready to lodge shock €10m bid for Dutch midfielder

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Manchester United ready to lodge shock €10m bid for Dutch midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaalupon taking officially taking charge of the club gave his first press conference yesterday. The Dutchman stressed upon implanting his own philosophy, while has vowed to take the club back to the top.

Liverpool agree £14m deal to sell striker – Arsenal target to arrive at Anfield?

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Liverpool agree £14m deal to sell striker Arsenal target to arrive at Anfield? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have recouped£75m by selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona and manager Brendan Rodgers has vowed the invest the money in the squad. He revealed that four signings Liverpool have made so far were independent to Suarez' departure and if we add money from potential player sales, the total transfer budget is expected to cross£100m.

World Cup winning captain retires from international football

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World Cup winning captain retires from international football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany's captain, Philipp Lahm, who led them through a fantastic World Cup winning tournament, has retired from the national side at the age of 30, goingout on an all-time high. Lahm played in 20 World Cup finals matches in his career and retires with the greatest prize in the world of football in his hands.

Manchester United’s business in transfer window and done deals so far

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Manchester United's business in transfer window and done deals so far - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have added two players to their squad as the Red Devils completed deals for Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw last month, along with Vanja Milinkovic.

The Spaniard arrived from Athletic Bilbao as the Premier League outfit managed to seal a deal for the midfielder after failing to land him last summer.

PHOTO: Filipe Luis in Chelsea shirt, defender to wear no 5

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PHOTO: Filipe Luis in Chelsea shirt, defender to wear no 5 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Brazilian left back Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid. The 28 year old La Liga winner and Champions League runner up with the Rojiblancos will wear the number five shirt for the Stamford Bridge outfit.

PHOTO: La Liga winner Filipe Luis signs Chelsea contract

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PHOTO: La Liga winner Filipe Luis signs Chelsea contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A couple of days after Chelsea agreed on a £20m deal for Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis, the 28 year old left back signed a contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit.

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Another Manchester United midfielder suffers injury during training, misses US Tour

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Another Manchester United midfielder suffers injury during training, misses US Tour - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed their midfielder Anderson will miss the club's pre-season tour to US due to a calf injury.

The Brazilian was not included in the squad list, which was announced by the Red Devils earlier on Friday.

Arsenal’s Business in Transfer Window and Done Deals So Far

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Arsenal's Business in Transfer Window and Done Deals So Far - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have started gaining momentum in the last few days as the Gunners have completed the signing of Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy.

The Gunners saw their star defender Bacary Sagna leave the club on a free transfer after the Frenchman rejected a chance to sign a new deal to extend his stay at the Emirates.

Juventus plan £20m bid for Tottenham midfielder

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Juventus plan £20m bid for Tottenham midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Telegraph, Juventus are making a £20million bid to sign Brazilian midfielder Paulinho from Tottenham Hostpur.

The move is expected to open the door for Arturo Vidal to leave the Italian champions albeit Manchester United, who seem the front runners to tie up the Chilean's signature, dismiss the word that they are close to agreeing a deal for the 27 year old.

Vidal aware of Manchester United interest, will decide future after holiday

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Vidal aware of Manchester United interest, will decide future after holiday - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal is aware of the interest from European heavy weights Real Madrid and Manchester United and says that he will decide his future only after he returns to Italy from holiday.

€21m rated Chelsea target wanted by Italian giants

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€21m rated Chelsea target wanted by Italian giants - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Paris St Germain midfielder Ezequiel Lavezzi is reportedly a wanted man. According to reports in Italian site Sports Media Set, Serie A champions Juventus want the Argentine who could be forced out of Paris with the imminent arrival of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.

Inter Milan reignite interest in Manchester United star

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Inter Milan reignite interest in Manchester United star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Inter Milan is fast becoming an attractive destination for good players all over the world. There is a typical unrest in Italy at the moment, with clubs like Juventus, Roma and AC Milan facing the prospects of losingtheir star players to big clubs in Europe.

PHOTO: Ex-Manchester United man Rio Ferdinand wearing the QPR shirt

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PHOTO: Ex-Manchester United man Rio Ferdinand wearing the QPR shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has completed his free transfer to Premier League side QPR, with the 35-year-old signing a one-year contract at Loftus Road.

Ferdinand, who previously played under Hoops boss Harry Redknapp at West Ham, spent 12 years at Old Trafford prior to the move, and can't wait to get started in London next season:

"I had a lot of offers from all over the world but the draw for me was to play in the Premier League," Ferdinandsaid.

Manchester United defender faces uncertain future at Old Trafford

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Manchester United defender faces uncertain future at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal made a bright impression yesterday in his first presser after officially taking charge of Manchester United. While he spoke about ambition, philosophy and desire to take Manchester United back to the top again, it is his comments on transfers that obviously garneredextraattention.

Chelsea midfielder commits future, signs three-year-contract extension

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Chelsea midfielder commits future, signs three-year-contract extension - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu has committed his future with the London club after signing a three-year-contract extension, following a successful loan period at Valencia.

The former Barcelona player joined Chelsea in 2011 and made a decent start to his Chelsea career in his first season.

Luke Shaw cost Manchester United £30m – Is he worth it?

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Luke Shaw cost Manchester United £30m Is he worth it? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Is Luke Shaw, Manchester United's new recruit at left-back, realistically worth the £30 million price tag the club paid for him? We're about to assess just that. Tipped as the best teenage left-back in the world, Shaw has certainly amassed a large fan base over the last year or two.

From Italy: Chelsea striker wanted by Serie A Giants

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From Italy: Chelsea striker wanted by Serie A Giants - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italian website TMW have cited Tuttosport claiming Serie A Champions Juventus have emerged as shock favourites to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.

Following is the snippet which confirms the latest developments.

PHOTO: Italian genius poses in front of Arsenal logo

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PHOTO: Italian genius poses in front of Arsenal logo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has sparked transfer speculations after the striker posed in front of the Arsenal logo outside the official Puma shop after reportedly doing some shopping.

Balotelli'sgirlfriendFanny Neguesha posted the photo in Instagram.

Serie A giants Juventus appoint Massimiliano Allegri as their new coach

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Serie A giants Juventus appoint Massimiliano Allegri as their new coach - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to The Guardian,former AC Milan manger Massimiliano Allegri has been appointed as the new manager of Juventus.

On Tuesday, Conte left the Italian Champions by mutual consent and according to reports in Italy, Allegri will sign a two-year contract at the club andhas been hired on a salary of €2m (£1.

Liverpool to spend over £100m, expect five more signings

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Liverpool to spend over £100m, expect five more signings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is looking to add at least five more players to the current squad before the transfer window closes. According to reports from The Times,Rodgers' is looking to take Liverpool's summer spending spree past£100m after he gas been given the green signal to reinvestthe proceeds of Luis Suarez's sale to Barcelona.

USA Opinion piece: Jurgen Klinsmann… do you Love or Hate the USMNT head coach?

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USA Opinion piece: Jurgen Klinsmann... do you Love or Hate the USMNT head coach? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This piece is an opinion article onUSAmanager, Jurgen Klinsmann, and the job he is doing for the national side. Usually I don't write in a first-person perspective but recently I have seen a lot of conflicting theories from backlash against the German to praise for the job he's doing, so lets open Soccerlens up to the readers and let you have your say.

Can Liverpool reproduce Premier League success without Suarez?

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Can Liverpool reproduce Premier League success without Suarez? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brendan Rodger's Liverpool side finished 2nd in the Premier League last season, after looking for all the world like they would romp home to title success, before falling near the final hurdle.

UEFA Best Player in Europe 2013/14: Top 10 shortlist revealed!

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UEFA Best Player in Europe 2013/14: Top 10 shortlist revealed! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The shortlist for the UEFA Best Player in Europe 2013/14 award has been revealed, with the likes of Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi all nominated in the ten-strong list from the top Europeanleagues.

DONE DEAL: Arsenal sign Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United

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DONE DEAL: Arsenal sign Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Arsenal have confirmed they have signedMathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United.

The statement on Arsenal's official website read, " France international Mathieu Debuchy has joined Arsenal Football Club on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

PHOTO: Mathieu Debuchy in Arsenal shirt

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PHOTO: Mathieu Debuchy in Arsenal shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

France's World Cup defender Mathieu Debuchy has completed his switch to Arsenal from Newcastle United on Thursday.

The Gunners had Bacary Sagna as the first choice right-back in the squad until the end of the last season.

PHOTO: Manchester United and Chelsea target wearing European giants’ shirt

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PHOTO: Manchester United and Chelsea target wearing European giants' shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany's World Cup winning midfielder Toni Kroos has completed his switch to Real Madrid on Thursday.

The 24-year-old had one year left on his contract with Bayern Munich and decided to end his time in his homeland after turning down a new deal.

CONFIRMED: Swansea star signs for Napoli on loan

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CONFIRMED: Swansea star signs for Napoli on loan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Swansea City have confirmed their striker Michu have joined Napoli on a season-long loan.

The statement on the Welsh club's official website read, "Swansea City can confirm that Michu has joined Napoli on a season-long loan with an agreed option to buy.

UPDATE: Manchester United confirm extent of Michael Carrick injury

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UPDATE: Manchester United confirm extent of Michael Carrick injury - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester united have confirmed their midfielder Michael Carrick will be out of action for the next 10-12 weeks with an ankle injury.

The England international picked up an injury during the training earlier this week and went under the knife on Thursday.

Manchester United legend confirms his next move on Twitter

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Manchester United legend confirms his next move on Twitter - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has confirmed that he will join Queens Park Rangers in the summer transfer window.

The former England international was allowed to leave Old Trafford as a free agent after the Red Devils decided not to extend his contract.

PHOTO: Arsenal’s Brazilian forward completes La Liga switch

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PHOTO: Arsenal's Brazilian forward completes La Liga switch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have let their forward Wellington Silva join Spanish side Almería on a season-long loan.

"The player comes on loan from Arsenal on Thursday and joins training with the red and white template," a statement read of Almeria's official website.

Jordan Ibe – The Boy Wonder set to dazzle for Liverpool

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Jordan Ibe The Boy Wonder set to dazzle for Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have set their stall out early in the transfer market with the new signings of Ricky Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic.

Looking to bolster his creative options in midfield and attack Brendan Rodger's has already invested the best part of 60 million pounds bringing in players who will complement Liverpool's offensive capabilities.

Manchester United: Excited Louis van Gaal hints at more new signings

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Manchester United: Excited Louis van Gaal hints at more new signings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal took his first press conference as Manchester United manager on Wednesday afternoon, revealing that further new signings could arrive at Old Trafford in 'three or four weeks' after he has had a chance to assess his new squad.

DONE DEAL: Roma sign dazzling Liverpool target for a bargin £17.4m

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DONE DEAL: Roma sign dazzling Liverpool target for a bargin £17.4m - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A side Roma have signed Argentina winger Juan Iturbe for a cool £17.4m, with Liverpool, Real Madrid and Juventus missing out on the man some have called the 'new Lionel Messi'.

Iturbe, 21, scored eight goals in 33 games for Verona last season, and moves to theStadio Olimpico on a five year deal.

HIGHLIGHTS: Wycombe 0-5 Chelsea – Blues run riot as pre-season starts with a bang

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HIGHLIGHTS: Wycombe 0-5 Chelsea Blues run riot as pre-season starts with a bang - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea demolished League Two side Wycombe Wanderers 5-0 atAdams Park on Wednesday, with John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic both on the scoresheet, as Jose Mourinho's side got off to a flying start in their pre-season fixtures.

DONE DEAL: Manchester United and Chelsea target signs for Madrid

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DONE DEAL: Manchester United and Chelsea target signs for Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid have signed Bayern Munich's World Cup winner Toni Kroos on a six-year contract.

Bayern Munich confirmed the deal from their official Twitter account

DONE DEAL: Toni Kroos will make an immediate switch to Real Madrid after the clubs reached an agreement.

From Chile: World class midfielder headed to Manchester United

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From Chile: World class midfielder headed to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Chilean national newspaper El Mercurio Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal may be after all headed to Manchester United.

Here is the snippet of the newspaper from Wednesday's edition.

CONFIRMED: Newcastle United sign Emmanuel Rivière from Monaco

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CONFIRMED: Newcastle United sign Emmanuel Rivière from Monaco - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle United have added another French player to their squad after completing the signing of French forward Emmanuel Rivière from AS Monaco.

A statement on Newcastle's official website read, "Emmanuel Rivière has become Newcastle United's fifth signing of the summer, after completing a switch from Monaco.

PHOTO: Newcastle United sign another French player

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PHOTO: Newcastle United sign another French player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Emmanuel Rivière completed his Newcastle United switch and was found holding the Magpies shirt alongside the English club's manager Alan Pardew.

The French forward left Monaco to complete his move to St James' Park after signing a long-term contract.

Liverpool star denies selling restaurant, sparks transfer move

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Liverpool star denies selling restaurant, sparks transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sometimes being a vice captain of a club doesn't help. Daniel Agger was clearly Liverpool's third choice centre back last season with Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho being the preferred first choice centre back pair for the Merseyside giants.

World Cup Fallout: England drop to 20th in FIFA World Rankings

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World Cup Fallout: England drop to 20th in FIFA World Rankings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Due to their disastrous World Cup campaign this summer, England have plummeted down the FIFA world rankings, now comingin at 20th, their lowest position in the table for 18 years.

Thanks to defeats to both Italy and Uruguay, England find themselves at the foot of the new-look top 20, with the likes of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, USA, Greece and Costa Rica now above the Three Lions.

Chelsea boss wants £30m Manchester City target, but does he need him?

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Chelsea boss wants £30m Manchester City target, but does he need him? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are reportedly eyeing up Manchester City targetMehdi Benatia, who has been in transfer limbo at current club Roma since the end of last season, with reports from Italy claiming that Jose Mourinho likes the look ofthe Moroccan defender.

Is Michael Owen right to doubt Arsenal? Will Manchester United muscle them out of the Top 4?

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Is Michael Owen right to doubt Arsenal? Will Manchester United muscle them out of the Top 4? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There are no two ways about it; next season promises to be an ever biggerseason in the Premier League than 2013/14 proved to be. The last campaign saw Arsenal finish 4th for the sixth time in 9 seasons, this run coming after their glorious years of 97 through 05, where theywere crowned champions thrice and runners up five times.

INFOGRAPHIC: Proof that the World Cup vanishing spray was a success in Brazil

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INFOGRAPHIC: Proof that the World Cup vanishing spray was a success in Brazil - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Patented byBrazilian inventor Heine Allemagne back in 2002, the 'Vanishing Foam/Spray' was one of the major new innovations employed at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, with audiences across the globe fascinated by this revolutionary piece of refereeing kit for the duration of the tournament.

A New England: After a woefully inadequate World Cup, how can England be resurrected?

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A New England: After a woefully inadequate World Cup, how can England be resurrected? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

ForRoy Hodgson, the Costa Rica game was the very beginning of themammoth task ofrebuilding his demoralized England team, and begin plans for a brighter future. It's almost unheard of to be using a World Cup game for such a purpose, but the disappointment of this campaign has been felt at every level, so sticking with the tried-and-failed plan made even less sense.

PHOTO: Ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba in his new Besiktas shirt

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PHOTO: Ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba in his new Besiktas shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Senagalese striker Demba Ba has completed his long-awaited move to Turkish side Besiktas, with the club releasing photos of the now-former Cheslea striker in his new shirt.

Ba, 29, moves to Turkey for a reported £8m fee, after being deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge after the arrival of Spanish striker Diego Costa, and will wear the number nine shirt in Istanbul.

Done Deal: Chelsea meet €25m release clause, Brazilian completes medical

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Done Deal: Chelsea meet €25m release clause, Brazilian completes medical - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This is turning out to be a fascinating summer for Chelsea. The West London club already secured the signing ofCesc Fabregas last month from Barcelona and have now bolstered their attacking departmentby signing Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid.

Rodgers turns attention towards €30m Arsenal & Chelsea target

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Rodgers turns attention towards €30m Arsenal & Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Antoine Griezmann,the dazzling French winger from Real Sociedad, has been on Premier League clubs' radar for some time now. Arsenal are thought to be heavily interested in him with manager Arsene Wenger himself told Telefoot last March that the Gunners had been"following Antoine Griezmann for a long time".

Liverpool to raise bid for left-back after initial offer is rejected

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Liverpool to raise bid for left-back after initial offer is rejected - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After securing Lazar Markovic from Benfica, Liverpool have shifted their attention towards signing a quality left-back. The Reds are heavily interested in Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno but are finding it hard to negotiate a deal for the Spaniard.

Twitter reacts as Louis van Gaal officially takes charge at Manchester United

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Twitter reacts as Louis van Gaal officially takes charge at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal will officially start taking charge of Manchester United manager on Wednesday.

The Red Devils had a poor run in all competitions last season under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson's successor, David Moyes.

The Transfer Lens: Arturo Vidal to Manchester United?

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The Transfer Lens: Arturo Vidal to Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With Antonio Conte resigning from Juventus yesterday, the burning question is whether Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal will join Manchester United in the summer. We reported last night that Gazzetta Dello Sport cited English tabloid Daily Mail that Manchester United had reached an agreement with a €44m offer to sign the 27 year old.

‘I’m done here’ – Another defender set to leave Chelsea

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'I'm done here' Another defender set to leave Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the oft-repeated allegations Chelsea face(sometimes from their own fans) from opposition fans/media is they do not have a proper system of nurturing young home grown players. They have signed lots of top young talentsin the past few years but hardly anyone has made it to the first team on a regular basis.

Arsenal reach agreement for €25m rated Chelsea target

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Arsenal reach agreement for €25m rated Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Spanish newspaper Marca, Arsenal have reached an agreement with Real Madrid's Sami Khedira who is also a Chelsea target. It is believed that the Los Blancos have agreed on a€25m offer from the Gunners.

PHOTO: Chelsea striker arrives in Turkey to seal £10m switch

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PHOTO: Chelsea striker arrives in Turkey to seal £10m switch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are on the verge of letting a second striker leave Stamford Bridge, with Senegalese star Demba Ba photoed touching down in Turkey as he prepares to sign for Besiktas.

Ba, 29, has long been linked with leaving Chelsea, who he joined in January 2013, with a number of media outlets now claiming a deal worth £8m-£10m has been reached with Turkish side Besiktas, with Ba jetting off to seal the move this week.

OFFICIAL: Chelsea agree £20m deal for Brazilian star

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OFFICIAL: Chelsea agree £20m deal for Brazilian star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have officially announced that an agreement has been reached with Spanishside Atletico Madrid for the transfer of star left-back Filipe Luis, with the 28-year-old on the verge of completing a moveto Stamford Bridge for a reported £20m fee.

CONFIRMED: Demba Ba leaves Chelsea for Besiktas

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CONFIRMED: Demba Ba leaves Chelsea for Besiktas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Turkish side Besiktas have welcomed striker Demba Ba to the club, with the Senegalese hitmanleaving Chelseaafter two largely unproductive seasons at Stamford Bridge.

Ba, 29, has long been linked with a move away from West London, with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho clear in his opinion that the roster of strikers at the club were not up to standard last season.

The most disappointing players of the World Cup – who makes the list of shame?

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The most disappointing players of the World Cup who makes the list of shame? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The World Cup in Brazil held so many captive with wonderful displays of world class football, but what about the opposite end of the scale? Wealso wintessedplayersthat disappointed on similarly majestic levels.

Are USA stronger without Altidore and Donovan? – the Best Team vs Best XI issue

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Are USA stronger without Altidore and Donovan? the Best Team vs Best XI issue - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There wasa lot of reference throughout the early stages of the World Cup finals to the craftof choosing between thebest eleven players and the best team.Jurgen Klinsmann arguably proved himself to be one of the best at perfecting this technique during the tournament, taking his side further thananticipated.

Liverpool legend admits he was wrong to criticise Arsenal star

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Liverpool legend admits he was wrong to criticise Arsenal star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool legend Alan Hansen has admitted that he was wrong to criticise Arsenal star Theo Walcott four years ago.

The former Reds central defender slammed the England international, claiming the 25-year-old did not have a football brain.

Liverpool fans react on Twitter after Lazar Markovic signing

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Liverpool fans react on Twitter after Lazar Markovic signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Liverpool completed their fourth signing of the summer transfer window as Lazar Markovic was officially unveiled as the Reds player on Tuesday.

The Serbian international joins Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Emre Can as the new arrival at Anfield as Brendan Rodgers prepares to build a new-squad for the next season.

£35m-rated midfielder responds to Manchester United rumours

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£35m-rated midfielder responds to Manchester United rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has admitted that he will not force a transfer to Manchester United in this summer transfer window.

The Chilean powerhouse has been constantly linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Liverpool legend: Sanchez signing will not help Arsenal finish in top four next season

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Liverpool legend: Sanchez signing will not help Arsenal finish in top four next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool legend Michael Owen believes Arsenal will not finish in top four next season, despite signing Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean international completed his switch to the Emirates after leaving Barcelona earlier in the ongoing transfer window.

From Italy: Manchester United edge closer to sign Arturo Vidal

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From Italy: Manchester United edge closer to sign Arturo Vidal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italian website Gazzetta Dello Sport have claimed that manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal from Juventus. The astonishing news comes in the wake of Antonio Conte resigning as the Bianconeri Boss this evening.

Arsenal close to signing Colombian World Cup hero

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Arsenal close to signing Colombian World Cup hero - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Colombia won the hearts of neutrals in the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil. There have been some great individual performances which will long live in the memory of football lovers. Juan Cuadrado and James Rodriguez became new superstars while collectively Colombia produced some fascinating football to cherish about.

Arsenal in pole position to sign £23m Chelsea midfield target

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Arsenal in pole position to sign £23m Chelsea midfield target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira's future has been well speculated in Spanish media. The German midfielder and World Cup winner had an injury plagued campaign last term and could leave Madrid in the summer.

Liverpool offer €23m to sign long term target

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Liverpool offer €23m to sign long term target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's representatives flew to Spain, better to say Sevilla, yesterday to conclude a deal for striker Iago Aspas. And it was a successful trip. Sevilla announced yesterday that they have agreed a deal to sign Iago Aspas on loan, with a view of making it permanent next season.

Mario Gotze: Genius, Winner & National Hero

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Mario Gotze: Genius, Winner & National Hero - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Having been dropped to the bench for previous poor performances, Mario Gotze was the last roll of the dice for German coach Joachim Low when he threw the Bayern Munich attacker on late against Argentina. Lady Luck would happen to blow on Loew's hand as he rolled the dice, as Mario would prove the match winner for his country and a snake eyes for Argentina.

Miroslav Klose Considering Retirement From International Football

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Miroslav Klose Considering Retirement From International Football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has unfortunately drawn to a close and Germany have been crowned champions.

Looking back at Die Mannschaft's run at glory, the Germans set a couple of records.

Luis Suarez: Hero but NOT Liverpool Legend

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Luis Suarez: Hero but NOT Liverpool Legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So it's settled then. Luis Suarezis set to join Barcelona for a deal worth £75 million. For a lot of Liverpool fans it is and will remain a divisive issue over the coming season as to whether selling our best player leaves us in a weaker or ironically stronger position over the next twelve months.

Manchester United ready to offer staggering €50m for midfield maestro

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Manchester United ready to offer staggering €50m for midfield maestro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Arturo Vidal-Manchester United saga is getting interesting with each passing day. Fresh reports today morning from reputed journalist Alfredo Pedulla has claimed that the Red Devils are willing to make a whooping €50m offer to the Old Lady for the Chilean midfielder.

Manchester United target arrives for medical, paves way for Arsenal target

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Manchester United target arrives for medical, paves way for Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to latest reports in Sky Sports, Daryl Janmaat has arrived for a medical in Newcastle to complete his signing for the Magpies from Dutch side Feyenoord. The 24 year old was a Manchester United target thanks to his stellar performances in the World Cup but now appears that the Magpies have secured the signing for the right back.

Analysis: Key Tactical takeaways the smaller teams taught us at the World Cup

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Analysis: Key Tactical takeaways the smaller teams taught us at the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Once the dust has settled on Germany's World Cup triumph, and we have a chance to look back at one of the best spectacles in World football, we can truly realise what we witnessed this past World Cup.

Forget Debuchy? Arsenal duo Ozil and Podolski snapped with £24.6m defender

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Forget Debuchy? Arsenal duo Ozil and Podolski snapped with £24.6m defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's pre-season preparations got off to a good start earlier this month, with fans everywhere still skipping around with a smile on their face remembering that the £30m live-wire Alexis Sanchez will be plying his trade at the Emirates next season; and they look set to add to their squad before transfer deadline day.

PHOTO: World Cup winner Andre Schurrle takes ‘endless’ selfie during parade

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PHOTO: World Cup winner Andre Schurrle takes 'endless' selfie during parade - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle took part in Germany's open-top World Cup parade today, with Joachim Low's triumphant squad returning to the capital to be greeted by thousands of screaming fans.

PHOTO: Manchester United target holding another PL club’s shirt

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PHOTO: Manchester United target holding another PL club's shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have suffered a blow in signing Feyenoord defender Daryl Janmaat after the Dutch international was seen holding Newcastle shirt.

Earlier we reported the 24-year-old was linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Chelsea legend urges new club to sign former Barcelona striker

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Chelsea legend urges new club to sign former Barcelona striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Italian website TMW, Roma's new signing Ashley Cole has reportedlytalked about the possibility of Samuel Eto'o joining him in the Italian capital.

Eto'o has been out of contract after Chelsea released him in the summer and there were reports in May that the Giallorossi were interested in the former Barcelona striker.

Chelsea desperate to wrap up the services of €24m rated La Liga winner

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Chelsea desperate to wrap up the services of €24m rated La Liga winner - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Madrid based newspaper Marca, Chelsea are desperate to quickly wrap up the services of Atletico Madrid left back Filipe Luis. The Blues have already kicked off their preparations for the upcoming 2014-15 season and manager Jose Mourinho wants the majority of his signings at his disposal.

Manchester United’s €50m rated target’s transfer halted by Financial Fare Play

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Manchester United's €50m rated target's transfer halted by Financial Fare Play - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Well, well, well! Just when we thought that Angel Di Maria's deal to Paris St Germain is done and dusted, a new controversy has erupted. According to reports in Spanish newspaper Marca, Di Maria's move to the French Champions is held up by the restrictions of Financial Fair Play(FFP).

Manchester United move to snatch ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ from Benfica

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Manchester United move to snatch 'new Cristiano Ronaldo' from Benfica - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have moved to secure two of the most promising young talents in Portuguese football, bringing Benfica pairJoao Filipe and Joao Virginia to Old Trafford on trial.

OFFICIAL: Chelsea complete £32m Diego Costa signing

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OFFICIAL: Chelsea complete £32m Diego Costa signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spain striker Diego Costa has, at long last, completed his eagerly anticipated £32m move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea, with the club announcing that he has signed a five-yeardeal on their official website.

DONE DEAL: Liverpool sign Lazar Markovic from Benfica

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DONE DEAL: Liverpool sign Lazar Markovic from Benfica - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool has completed the signing of highly rated Benfica forward, Lazar Markovic, for a reported fee of €25m (of which Benfica will receive€12.5m, since they own 50% of the player's economic rights)the club has confirmed via their official website.

PHOTO: Lazar Markovic in Liverpool shirt

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PHOTO: Lazar Markovic in Liverpool shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have completed the signing of 20 year old Serbian Lazar Markovic from Portuguese giants Benfica. the player becomes Liverpool's fourth signing of the summer after the Reds already acquired the services of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Emre Can for next season.

OFFICIAL: Antonio Conte leaves Juventus

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OFFICIAL: Antonio Conte leaves Juventus - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus has confirmed their managerAntonio Conte has left the Serie A winners on Tuesday.

The news broke out on the Italian champions' official twitter account. The tweet read, "Antonio Conte leaves Juventus by mutual consent.

PHOTO: Lazar Markovic in Liverpool shirt

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PHOTO: Lazar Markovic in Liverpool shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have completed the signing of 20 year old Serbian Lazar Markovic from Portuguese giants Benfica. the player becomes Liverpool's fourth signing of the summer after the Reds already acquired the services of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Emre Can for next season.

DONE DEAL: Liverpool sign Lazar Markovic from Benfica

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DONE DEAL: Liverpool sign Lazar Markovic from Benfica - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool has completed the signing of highly rated Benfica forward, Lazar Markovic, for a reported fee of €25m (of which Benfica will receive€12.5m, since they own 50% of the player's economic rights)the club has confirmed via their official website.

Manchester United move to snatch ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ from Benfica

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Manchester United move to snatch 'new Cristiano Ronaldo' from Benfica - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have moved to secure two of the most promising young talents in Portuguese football, bringing Benfica pairJoao Filipe and Joao Virginia to Old Trafford on trial.

OFFICIAL: Chelsea complete £32m Diego Costa signing

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OFFICIAL: Chelsea complete £32m Diego Costa signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spain striker Diego Costa has, at long last, completed his eagerly anticipated £32m move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea, with the club announcing the deal on their official website.

The move has been long drawn out, with rumours first surfacing some time during the last Premier League season, but Jose Mourinho now has his choice of striker at Stamford Bridge, with the Portuguese boss clearly desperate for a forward withCosta's goal-scoring recordat the club.

Manchester United’s €50m rated target’s transfer halted by Financial Fare Play

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Manchester United's €50m rated target's transfer halted by Financial Fare Play - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Well, well, well! Just when we thought that Angel Di Maria's deal to Paris St Germain is done and dusted, a new controversy has erupted. According to reports in Spanish newspaper Marca, Di Maria's move to the French Champions is held up by the restrictions of Financial Fair Play(FFP).

Chelsea desperate to wrap up the services of €24m rated La Liga winner

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Chelsea desperate to wrap up the services of €24m rated La Liga winner - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Madrid based newspaper Marca, Chelsea are desperate to quickly wrap up the services of Atletico Madrid left back Filipe Luis. The Blues have already kicked off their preparations for the upcoming 2014-15 season and manager Jose Mourinho wants the majority of his signings at his disposal.

Chelsea legend urges new club to sign former Barcelona striker

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Chelsea legend urges new club to sign former Barcelona striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Italian website TMW, Roma's new signing Ashley Cole has reportedlytalked about the possibility of Samuel Eto'o joining him in the Italian capital.

Eto'o has been out of contract after Chelsea released him in the summer and there were reports in May that the Giallorossi were interested in the former Barcelona striker.

PHOTO: Manchester United target holding another PL club’s shirt

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PHOTO: Manchester United target holding another PL club's shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have suffered a blow in signing Feyenoord defender Daryl Janmaat after the Dutch international was seen holding Newcastle shirt.

Earlier we reported the 24-year-old was linked with a move to Old Trafford.

PHOTO: World Cup winner Andre Schurrle takes ‘endless’ selfie during parade

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PHOTO: World Cup winner Andre Schurrle takes 'endless' selfie during parade - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle took part in Germany's open-top World Cup parade today, with Joachim Low's triumphant squad returning to the capital to be greeted by thousands of screaming fans.

Arsenal close to signing Colombian World Cup hero

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Arsenal close to signing Colombian World Cup hero - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Colombia won the hearts of neutrals in the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil. There have been some great individual performances which will long live in the memory of football lovers. Juan Cuadrado and James Rodriguez became new superstars while collectively Colombia produced some fascinating football to cherish about.

Arsenal in pole position to sign £23m Chelsea midfield target

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Arsenal in pole position to sign £23m Chelsea midfield target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira's future has been well speculated in Spanish media. The German midfielder and World Cup winner had an injury plagued campaign last term and could leave Madrid in the summer.

Liverpool offer €23m to sign long term target

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Liverpool offer €23m to sign long term target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's representatives flew to Spain, better to say Sevilla, yesterday to conclude a deal for striker Iago Aspas. And it was a successful trip. Sevilla announced yesterday that they have agreed a deal to sign Iago Aspas on loan, with a view of making it permanent next season.

Mario Gotze: Genius, Winner & National Hero

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Mario Gotze: Genius, Winner & National Hero - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Having been dropped to the bench for previous poor performances, Mario Gotze was the last roll of the dice for German coach Joachim Low when he threw the Bayern Munich attacker on late against Argentina. Lady Luck would happen to blow on Loew's hand as he rolled the dice, as Mario would prove the match winner for his country and a snake eyes for Argentina.

Miroslav Klose Considering Retirement From International Football

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Miroslav Klose Considering Retirement From International Football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has unfortunately drawn to a close and Germany have been crowned champions.

Looking back at Die Mannschaft's run at glory, the Germans set a couple of records.

Luis Suarez: Hero but NOT Liverpool Legend

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Luis Suarez: Hero but NOT Liverpool Legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So it's settled then. Luis Suarezis set to join Barcelona for a deal worth £75 million. For a lot of Liverpool fans it is and will remain a divisive issue over the coming season as to whether selling our best player leaves us in a weaker or ironically stronger position over the next twelve months.

Manchester United ready to offer staggering €50m for midfield maestro

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Manchester United ready to offer staggering €50m for midfield maestro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Arturo Vidal-Manchester United saga is getting interesting with each passing day. Fresh reports today morning from reputed journalist Alfredo Pedulla has claimed that the Red Devils are willing to make a whooping €50m offer to the Old Lady for the Chilean midfielder.

Manchester United target arrives for medical, paves way for Arsenal target

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Manchester United target arrives for medical, paves way for Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to latest reports in Sky Sports, Daryl Janmaat has arrived for a medical in Newcastle to complete his signing for the Magpies from Dutch side Feyenoord. The 24 year old was a Manchester United target thanks to his stellar performances in the World Cup but now appears that the Magpies have secured the signing for the right back.

Analysis: Key Tactical takeaways the smaller teams taught us at the World Cup

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Analysis: Key Tactical takeaways the smaller teams taught us at the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Once the dust has settled on Germany's World Cup triumph, and we have a chance to look back at one of the best spectacles in World football, we can truly realise what we witnessed this past World Cup.

Forget Debuchy? Arsenal duo Ozil and Podolski snapped with £24.6m defender

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Forget Debuchy? Arsenal duo Ozil and Podolski snapped with £24.6m defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's pre-season preparations got off to a good start earlier this month, with fans everywhere still skipping around with a smile on their face remembering that the £30m live-wire Alexis Sanchez will be plying his trade at the Emirates next season; and they look set to add to their squad before transfer deadline day.

€25m forward set to complete Liverpool move, official announcement today

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€25m forward set to complete Liverpool move, official announcement today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This is turning out to be one hell of a summer for Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers had addressed the need of bolstering the squad last season only, and he was backed with cash this summer to buy players of his wish, as he embarks on a journey to take Liverpool back to its glory days.

€29m world cup winner ditches Chelsea to join Arsenal

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€29m world cup winner ditches Chelsea to join Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Good day Arsenal fans! Have you guys recovered from the Alexis Sanchez-hangover yet? Well, Catalan newspaper Sport has something exciting for you. They claim Arsenal have sealed a deal for German midfielder Sami Khedira.

CONFIRMED: Newcastle United sign Remy Cabella from Montpellier

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CONFIRMED: Newcastle United sign Remy Cabella from Montpellier - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle United have completed the deal in signing Remy Cabella from Montpellier. The 24-year-old French international has agreed to join the Magpies on a six-year deal.

"Newcastle United have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Rémy Cabella from Montpellier," a statement read on Newcastle's official website.

Sevilla agree personal deal with Liverpool player

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Sevilla agree personal deal with Liverpool player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are looking to replenish the void left by Luis Suarez, who is set join Barcelona in the next few days, by adding quality players on the attacking front. Already the Reds have signed Rickie Lambert from Southampton and going by the reports are close to landing Benfica forward Lazar Markovic as well.

PHOTO: Remy Cabella in Newcastle United shirt

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PHOTO: Remy Cabella in Newcastle United shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Remy Cabella has finally completed his move to Newcastle United from Montpellier and has seen wearing the Magpies shirt.

The French international is delighted to have agreed terms to join the Premier League club.

CONFIRMED: Manchester United and Chelsea’s €25m target reveals next destination

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CONFIRMED: Manchester United and Chelsea's €25m target reveals next destination - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Chelsea have suffered a massive blow in signing Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos after the midfielder admitted that he will join Real Madrid this summer.

Brazil: Luiz Felipe Scolari SACKED after dismal World Cup run

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Brazil: Luiz Felipe Scolari SACKED after dismal World Cup run - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Confederation of Brazilian Football has decided against renewing the contract of beleaguered bossLuiz Felipe Scolari, according to widespread reports, with the 65-year-old leaving his post following consecutive horror defeats during the 2014 World Cup.

World Cup star asked to join Manchester United

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World Cup star asked to join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben has revealed that Louis van Gaal has urged him to join him at Manchester United this summer.

Netherlands finished their last game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a 3-0 victory over host nation for a third place finish.

Chelsea on alert as target seeks clarity about future at Madrid

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Chelsea on alert as target seeks clarity about future at Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Madrid based newspaper Marca, French defender Rapahel Varane has seeked clarity over his future at Real Madrid. The Chelsea target will return to the Bernebeu for Real Madrid's pre season preparations in full fitness, but the 21 year old wants to make sure that he features in manager Carlo Ancelotti's plans.

PHOTO: Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle with the World Cup trophy

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PHOTO: Chelsea's Andre Schurrle with the World Cup trophy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the 2014 World Cup Final in the Maracana last night, with Bayern Munich man Mario Gotze scoring a late volley, set up by the tireless Andre Schurrle on the left flank, and the Chelsea winger couldn't resist posting a picture of himself and the glistening trophy on Twitter!

PHOTO: Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil takes funny selfie with World Cup trophy

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PHOTO: Arsenal's Mesut Ozil takes funny selfie with World Cup trophy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany won their fourth World Cup last night, with Mario Gotze's extra-time goal securing a 1-0 win over Argentina in the Maracana. Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil played all but one minute of the 120 played in Rio, and the 25-year-old could not hide his delight at getting his hands on the famous trophy.

Chelsea ‘open discussions’ to bring legendary striker back to West London

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Chelsea 'open discussions' to bring legendary striker back to West London - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to talkSPORT's news and latest football coverage, former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is reportedly in talks to rejoin his former side in a player-coach capacity next season.

Manchester United agree record-breaking £750m Adidas deal

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Manchester United agree record-breaking £750m Adidas deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Adidas haveagreed a record-breaking £750m new kit deal, set to start in2015/16, lasting for the next ten years.

The deal will see Manchester United earn a whopping £75m per-year, more than doubling the previously biggest kit sponsorship set between Adidas and Spanish giantsReal Madrid (£31m), with Nikeconfirming last week that they will not be extending their contract with the Red Devils upon its expiration.

Arsenal midfielder gives opinion on Cesc Fabregas’ move to Chelsea

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Arsenal midfielder gives opinion on Cesc Fabregas' move to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has revealed that he is disappointed with Cesc Fabregas' decision to join Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

The Spain international's services was no longer required to Barcelona and was offered to several Premier League clubs, which includes the Gunners and Manchester United.

Liverpool star claims losing PL title to Manchester City still hurts

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Liverpool star claims losing PL title to Manchester City still hurts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has admitted that losing the Premier League title to Manchester City on the final day of the season still hurts.

The Reds were in a firm position to lift their first Premier League title, only for them to lose it to the Citizens by two points.

2014/15 Premier League TV Schedule on Sky Sports

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2014/15 Premier League TV Schedule on Sky Sports - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Premier League TV schedule on Sky Sports has been released, with the broadcasting giant showing 116 live games from August during the 2014/15 English top flight season.

Sky pride themselves on showing the most widely watched EPL matches, broadcasting 49 of the 50 most viewedgames last season, and have comfortably collected the biggest Premier League match package once again, with every club at least three times and a match from all 20 Premier League grounds making them almost unrivaled in the domain.

2014/15 Premier League TV Schedule on BT Sport

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2014/15 Premier League TV Schedule on BT Sport - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The BT Sport 2014/15 Premier League TV schedule has been released, with the English broadcasters securing a number of key top flight games before the end of November.

Rivaling Sky Sports is no easy task, and while BT Sport have only secured 12 games in the first four months (compared to the 43 snatched up by Sky), most of the matches are mouth-watering affairs sure to generate considerable viewership.

PHOTO: Lazar Markovic holding the Liverpool shirt

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PHOTO: Lazar Markovic holding the Liverpool shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Image courtesy: Daily Mail

Liverpool are on the brink of completing a€25m dealfor Lazar Markovic from Benfica, after the player flew to Liverpool over the weekend to complete his medical.

DONE DEAL: Liverpool striker off to Spain

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DONE DEAL: Liverpool striker off to Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sevilla football club has confirmed that they have agreed to sign Liverpool striker Iago Aspas on a season long loan, via the club's official website.

The player will now undergo a medical while other paper works will be completed tomorrow.

World Cup Team of the Tournament: Who is in the best XI of Brazil 2014?

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World Cup Team of the Tournament: Who is in the best XI of Brazil 2014? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the wake of the fantastically entertaining World Cup finals in Brazil, the BBC have released a team picked by their pundits as the Team of the Tournament. Former England trio; Alan Shearer, Chris Waddle and Rio Ferdinand put their heads together with on-location Brazil correspondent, Tim Vickery, to select the best XI from the stunning competition.

DONE DEAL: Liverpool striker off to Spain

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DONE DEAL: Liverpool striker off to Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sevilla football club has confirmed that they have agreed to sign Liverpool striker Iago Aspas on a season long loan, via the club's official website.

The player will now undergo a medical while other paper works will be completed tomorrow.

PHOTO: Lazar Markovic holding the Liverpool shirt

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PHOTO: Lazar Markovic holding the Liverpool shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Image courtesy: Daily Mail

Liverpool are on the brink of completing a€25m dealfor Lazar Markovic from Benfica, after the player flew to Liverpool over the weekend to complete his medical.

2014/15 Premier League TV Schedule on BT Sport

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2014/15 Premier League TV Schedule on BT Sport - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The BT Sport 2014/15 Premier League TV schedule has been released, with the English broadcasters securing a number of key top flight games before the end of November.

Rivaling Sky Sports is no easy task, and while BT Sport have only secured 12 games in the first four months (compared to the 43 snatched up by Sky), most of the matches are mouth-watering affairs sure to generate considerable viewership.

2014/15 Premier League TV Schedule on Sky Sports

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2014/15 Premier League TV Schedule on Sky Sports - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Premier League TV schedule on Sky Sports has been released, with the broadcasting giant showing 116 live games from August during the 2014/15 English top flight season.

Sky pride themselves on showing the most widely watched EPL matches, broadcasting 49 of the 50 most viewedgames last season, and have comfortably collected the biggest Premier League match package once again, with every club at least three times and a match from all 20 Premier League grounds making them almost unrivaled in the domain.

Liverpool star claims losing PL title to Manchester City still hurts

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Liverpool star claims losing PL title to Manchester City still hurts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has admitted that losing the Premier League title to Manchester City on the final day of the season still hurts.

The Reds were in a firm position to lift their first Premier League title, only for them to lose it to the Citizens by two points.

Arsenal midfielder gives opinion on Cesc Fabregas’ move to Chelsea

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Arsenal midfielder gives opinion on Cesc Fabregas' move to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has revealed that he is disappointed with Cesc Fabregas' decision to join Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

The Spain international's services was no longer required to Barcelona and was offered to several Premier League clubs, which includes the Gunners and Manchester United.

VIDEO: Mario Gotze vs Argentina – Stunning goal wins World Cup for Germany

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VIDEO: Mario Gotze vs Argentina Stunning goal wins World Cup for Germany - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the Maracana on Sunday evening to win their fourth World Cup, with substitute Mario Gotze scoring a breathtaking goal in extra-time to secure the trophy.

€25m forward set to complete Liverpool move, official announcement today

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€25m forward set to complete Liverpool move, official announcement today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This is turning out to be one hell of a summer for Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers had addressed the need of bolstering the squad last season only, and he was backed with cash this summer to buy players of his wish, as he embarks on a journey to take Liverpool back to its glory days.

€29m world cup winner ditches Chelsea to join Arsenal

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€29m world cup winner ditches Chelsea to join Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Good day Arsenal fans! Have you guys recovered from the Alexis Sanchez-hangover yet? Well, Catalan newspaper Sport has something exciting for you. They claim Arsenal have sealed a deal for German midfielder Sami Khedira.

CONFIRMED: Newcastle United sign Remy Cabella from Montpellier

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CONFIRMED: Newcastle United sign Remy Cabella from Montpellier - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle United have completed the deal in signing Remy Cabella from Montpellier. The 24-year-old French international has agreed to join the Magpies on a six-year deal.

"Newcastle United have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Rémy Cabella from Montpellier," a statement read on Newcastle's official website.

Sevilla agree personal deal with Liverpool player

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Sevilla agree personal deal with Liverpool player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are looking to replenish the void left by Luis Suarez, who is set join Barcelona in the next few days, by adding quality players on the attacking front. Already the Reds have signed Rickie Lambert from Southampton and going by the reports are close to landing Benfica forward Lazar Markovic as well.

PHOTO: Remy Cabella in Newcastle United shirt

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PHOTO: Remy Cabella in Newcastle United shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Remy Cabella has finally completed his move to Newcastle United from Montpellier and has seen wearing the Magpies shirt.

The French international is delighted to have agreed terms to join the Premier League club.

CONFIRMED: Manchester United and Chelsea’s €25m target reveals next destination

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CONFIRMED: Manchester United and Chelsea's €25m target reveals next destination - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Chelsea have suffered a massive blow in signing Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos after the midfielder admitted that he will join Real Madrid this summer.

Brazil: Luiz Felipe Scolari SACKED after dismal World Cup run

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Brazil: Luiz Felipe Scolari SACKED after dismal World Cup run - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Confederation of Brazilian Football has decided against renewing the contract of beleaguered bossLuiz Felipe Scolari, according to widespread reports, with the 65-year-old leaving his post following consecutive horror defeats during the 2014 World Cup.

World Cup star asked to join Manchester United

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World Cup star asked to join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben has revealed that Louis van Gaal has urged him to join him at Manchester United this summer.

Netherlands finished their last game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a 3-0 victory over host nation for a third place finish.

Chelsea on alert as target seeks clarity about future at Madrid

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Chelsea on alert as target seeks clarity about future at Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Madrid based newspaper Marca, French defender Rapahel Varane has seeked clarity over his future at Real Madrid. The Chelsea target will return to the Bernebeu for Real Madrid's pre season preparations in full fitness, but the 21 year old wants to make sure that he features in manager Carlo Ancelotti's plans.

PHOTO: Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle with the World Cup trophy

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PHOTO: Chelsea's Andre Schurrle with the World Cup trophy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the 2014 World Cup Final in the Maracana last night, with Bayern Munich man Mario Gotze scoring a late volley, set up by the tireless Andre Schurrle on the left flank, and the Chelsea winger couldn't resist posting a picture of himself and the glistening trophy on Twitter!

PHOTO: Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil takes funny selfie with World Cup trophy

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PHOTO: Arsenal's Mesut Ozil takes funny selfie with World Cup trophy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany won their fourth World Cup last night, with Mario Gotze's extra-time goal securing a 1-0 win over Argentina in the Maracana. Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil played all but one minute of the 120 played in Rio, and the 25-year-old could not hide his delight at getting his hands on the famous trophy.

Chelsea ‘open discussions’ to bring legendary striker back to West London

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Chelsea 'open discussions' to bring legendary striker back to West London - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is reportedly in talks to rejoin his former side in a player-coach capacity next season.

The Ivorian achieved legendary status at StamfordBridge with his last kick as a Chelsea player two years ago, scoring the winning penalty in the 2012 Champions League final against Bayern Munich; and Chelsea fans may be welcoming the now 36-year-old back to West London this summer, with the Daily Mail claiming that talks have now opened between bothclub and player.

Manchester United agree record-breaking £750m Adidas deal

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Manchester United agree record-breaking £750m Adidas deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Adidas haveagreed a record-breaking £750m new kit deal, set to start in2015/16, lasting for the next ten years.

The deal will see Manchester United earn a whopping £75m per-year, more than doubling the previously biggest kit sponsorship between Adidas and Spanish giantsReal Madrid, with Nikeconfirming last week that they will not be extending their contract with the Red Devils upon its expiration.

Germany 1-0 Argentina: WORLD CUP FINAL Report – Germans crowned World Champions with sublime Gotze goal

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Germany 1-0 Argentina:WORLD CUP FINAL Report Germans crowned World Champions with sublime Gotze goal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany have been crowned champions of the world in one of the greatest World Cups in history, which had everything from entertainment and excitement to controversies and surprises.

£32m midfield target responds to Manchester United rumour

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£32m midfield target responds to Manchester United rumour - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arturo Vidal has admitted that he is aware of recent rumours surrounding linking him with a move to Manchester United.

The Chilean international is a transfer target for incoming Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal.

Liverpool winger hopeful last season form could land him new contract

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Liverpool winger hopeful last season form could land him new contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool winger Suso remains hopeful his brilliant loan spell in Spain would help him land a new contract.

The 20-year-old spent the last season on-loan at Almería and was one of the few brightest stars in the La Liga outfit's poor campaign.

Germany v. Argentina: World Cup Final Preview

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Germany v. Argentina: World Cup Final Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We've heard a lot in the last few days about this year's World Cup final at the Maracana being a rematch of the finals of 1986 and 1990.

But we are a world away from the last time Germany and Argentina met in a competitive match – at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, in a highly anticipated and supposedly competitive quarterfinal.

Manchester United forward wants Old Trafford exit

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Manchester United forward wants Old Trafford exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United forward Bebe has revealed that he could leave Old Trafford and join Benfica in the summer transfer window.

The 24-year-old spent the last season on-loan at the Portuguese club Pacos Ferreira and his form has reportedly attracted interest from the Primeria Liga champions.

Chelsea legend set to leave club, Monaco likely destination

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Chelsea legend set to leave club, Monaco likely destination - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea legend Petr Cech is in line to leave Stamford Bridge after a successful ten year stint with the London club. The Czech International will in all certainty join nouveau riche French side Monaco after it appears that Thibaut Courtois will take the number one goalkeeping role for the Blues.

Messi 90 minutes from true legendary status

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Messi 90 minutes from true legendary status - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Up high in the sky, towering above the heavens next to Mount Olympus, lies the Mount Rushmore of football. So far, only two faces have been carved into the mountain, that of Argentina's Diego Maradona and Brazil's Pele.

Brazil 0-3 Netherlands: Third placed Dutch Delight for new Manchester United manager

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Brazil 0-3 Netherlands: Third placed Dutch Delight for new Manchester United manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Today's third-place playoff saw moremisery for the hosts, as Louis Van Gaal's Netherlands side handed them a 3-0 loss on the back of their record breaking 7-1 drubbing againstGermany.

Twitter Reacts: Howard and Ochoa omitted from World Cup Golden Gloves shortlist

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Twitter Reacts: Howard and Ochoa omitted from World Cup Golden Gloves shortlist - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

USA goalkeeper Tim Howard and Mexico shotstopperGuillermo Ochoa have been left out of the three-man shortlist for the coveted Golden Gloves award for best keeper of the World Cup.

PHOTO: ‘Unstoppable’ £25m winger spotted heading to Liverpool

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PHOTO: 'Unstoppable' £25m winger spotted heading to Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are closing in on their fourth major signing of the summer, with Benfica winger Lazar Markovic photoed en route to Anfield today.

The 20-year-old winger is expected to complete a £25m move to the Premier League side in coming few days, with the Serbian taking both his brother and agent with him to Liverpool on Saturday, where he is rumoured to be ready for a medical at the club.

Liverpool interested in €20m French forward, unsure about price-tag

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Liverpool interested in €20m French forward, unsure about price-tag - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have officially agreed that talisman striker Luis Suarez will join Barcelona in the summer, though neither of the two clubs have disclosed the amount.

Quite predictable that Liverpool will use (£75m or€81m whichever version you believe) the full money received for Suarez on buying quality players, as Brendan Rodgers vowed to perform better than last season.

Arsenal plan mega £39.3m offer for German midfield duo

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Arsenal plan mega £39.3m offer for German midfield duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are planning to prepare a raid on Germany players as they are targeting a double swoop for Sami Khedira and Lars Bender.

The Gunners completed the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, who was their first signing of the summer transfer window.

PSG ready to sell £60m striker to Manchester United, want Rooney in exchange

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PSG ready to sell £60m striker to Manchester United, want Rooney in exchange - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French magazine Le 10 sport in their latest edition has published a list of players that can leave Paris Saint Germain in the summer. One of the candidates in the list is Edinson Cavani, who you all know, is a reported target of Manchester United.

Germany v Argentina predictions and World Cup final preview

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Germany v Argentina predictions and World Cup final preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany meet Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final on Sunday and for many people, there's only one likely winner: Germany.

Given that Germany beat Argentina in 2006 and 2010, plus Brazil's total annihilation on Tuesday and a goal-less draw produced by Argentina in the other semifinal, there's a lot going in Germany's favour.

Liverpool to sign £9.8m forward in next fortnight; considering move for Arsenal target

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Liverpool to sign £9.8m forward in next fortnight; considering move for Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have officially announced yesterday that the Uruguayan will join Barcelona in coming days, after both the clubs have agreed a fee, which is thought to be in the region of£75m, though neither of the clubs have officially disclosed the amount.

World Cup Roundup: Scolari set to keep Brazil job despite Germany horror show

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World Cup Roundup: Scolari set to keep Brazil job despite Germany horror show - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Former Chelsea boss backed by incoming Brazilian football Confederation president
  • Soccerlens' World Cup Final Predictions

Scolari set to stay as Selecao boss

The incoming President of the Brazilian Football Confederation believes beleaguered boss Luis Felipe Scolari should remain as manager despite his Brazil side's semi-final obliteration at the hands of Germany.

World Cup 2014 Golden Ball Nominees Announced: Pick Your Top Player!

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World Cup 2014 Golden Ball Nominees Announced: Pick Your Top Player! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2014 World Cup Player of the Tournament nominees have been announced, with 10 players vying for the coveted Adidas Golden Ball award.

Check out the list, and remember to vote for your favourite player at the end:

Angel Di Maria Argentina

The Real Madrid winger has played every game bar the semi-final forAlejandro Sabella's side, scoring the winner in the second-round tie against Switzerland.

Five things Luis Suarez can’t do at Barcelona during his FIFA Ban

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Five things Luis Suarez can't do at Barcelona during his FIFA Ban - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have confirmed that Luis Suarez will be leaving the club to join Barcelona in the summer after a transfer agreement was reached which is thought to be in the region of£75m, although neither clubs have disclosed the amount.

World Record Transfers: How Luis Suarez compares to the rest of the Top 10

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World Record Transfers: How Luis Suarez compares to the rest of the Top 10 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's £75m move to Barcelona will not only surely be the biggest transfer of the summer, but it will also be the most predictable, despite the stunning amount of money involved.

PHOTO: Emotional Steven Gerrard bids farewell to Luis Suarez

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PHOTO: Emotional Steven Gerrard bids farewell to Luis Suarez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has written a heartfelt Instagram message to the departing Luis Suarez, thanking the Uruguayan for his contribution to the club, insisting that it had been a pleasure playing with him,and wishing him all the best in the future.

Arsenal: Mesut Ozil welcomes £30m Alexis Sanchez…and subtly mocks Liverpool!

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Arsenal: Mesut Ozil welcomes £30m Alexis Sanchez...and subtly mocks Liverpool! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has praised the club's £30m capture of Chile attacker Alexis Sanchez, and couldn't help making a sly dig at rivals Liverpool in the process.

Sanchez, 25, signed for the Gunners on Thursday from Spanish side Barcelona, with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez making the move to the Camp Nou as his replacement.

Arsenal close to make another signing in ‘coming days’

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Arsenal close to make another signing in 'coming days' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

More good news coming on your way, Arsenal fans. You guysmust be buzzing at the moment after securing world class winger Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, right? Plus, almost all media outlets in this country suggesting that a deal has been agreed for Newcastle United defender Mathieu Debuchy as well.

Liverpool to make €50m move for Real Madrid star: Transfer explained

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Liverpool to make €50m move for Real Madrid star: Transfer explained - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Raise your hands, if anybody thought like us (oh, blame our skeptical mind) that British tabloids would certainly link any top striker with Liverpool this summer. It was that predictable, isn't it?

PHOTO: £60m Chelsea target spotted in London, fuels transfer speculations

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PHOTO: £60m Chelsea target spotted in London, fuels transfer speculations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea target Paul Pogba was spotted in London on Thursday, just a stone's throw away from Stamford Bridge as the Juventus midfielder posed for pictures with fans in Knightsbridge.

Chelsea & United interested in €25m former Arsenal midfielder

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Chelsea & United interested in €25m former Arsenal midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona are on a roll here. They have sold two world class players so far (surplus to requirements for them) and will use that money to sign Luis Suarez from Liverpool. And there could be few more exodus as well.

Player says goodbye to Atletico team-mates, all set to join Chelsea

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Player says goodbye to Atletico team-mates, all set to join Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Thibaut Courtois has bid farewell to his Atletico Madrid team-mates, as he gets ready to join Chelsea in the summer.

Courtois has spent the last three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid, since joining Chelsea from Genk in 2011.

PHOTO: Alexis Sanchez and Gunners’ players in Arsenal’s new Puma kit

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PHOTO: Alexis Sanchez and Gunners' players in Arsenal's new Puma kit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have unveiled their kit for the 2014-15 season on Thursday, which is also the beginning of their association with Puma, their new kit sponsors.

The Gunners had Nike as their kit sponsors for years and the North London club decided to end their terms with the American sports brand after the end of the last season.

€40m rated Chelsea target set for crunch talks with club on Monday

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€40m rated Chelsea target set for crunch talks with club on Monday - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The transfer situation regarding Chelsea target Mehdi Benatia is getting interesting with each passing day. After we reported yesterday that Roma have set Manchester City a deadline till the 21st of July to sign the defender, it now appears that the player is headed for crunch talks with the club on Monday.

Germany expected to win fourth World Cup

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Germany expected to win fourth World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The World Cup will conclude with Germany facing Argentina in the final for a record third time in the competition's history.

Germany head into the final as the bookmakers' and now many fans favourites after their 7-1 romp over pre-tournament favourites Brazil in the semi-final.

Former Liverpool star back Louis van Gaal to success at Manchester United

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Former Liverpool star back Louis van Gaal to success at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Former Liverpool star Dirk Kuyt has backed Holland manager Louis van Gaal to succeed at Manchester United next season.

The 62-year-old manager will step down from his current post as the manager of the Dutch national team after their final game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against host nation Brazil on Saturday.

World Cup Roundup: Tearful Neymar reveals paralysis fears

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World Cup Roundup: Tearful Neymar reveals paralysis fears - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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Neymar confirms paralysis fear in emotional press conference

Brazilian golden boy Neymar has tearfully claimed that he was mere centimeters from ending in up in a wheelchair after being on the receiving end of a clumsy challenge from Colombia'sJuan Zúñiga in the World Cup quarter final.

£25m star says good bye to team-mates, Liverpool deal official in ‘next few days’

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£25m star says good bye to team-mates, Liverpool deal official in 'next few days' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lazar Markovic is expected to become Liverpool's next major singing within the next few days, according to reports from Portugal. The Benfica forward is set to undergo a medical before completing his£25m move to Liverpool.

DONE DEAL: Arsenal target joins Juventus from Madrid

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DONE DEAL: Arsenal target joins Juventus from Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italian daily Tuttosport has claimed that Alvaro Morata is now a Juventus player. It is believed that the Serie A champions have paid Real Madrid a figure€18m for securing the services of the the Spanish striker.

ON A ROLL: After Sanchez, Arsenal close in on French striker

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ON A ROLL: After Sanchez, Arsenal close in on French striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Independent, Arsenal are closing in on a£8m deal for French striker Loic Remy from QPR. The 27 year old spent the last season on loan at Newcastle United scoring 14 goals in 26 appearances for the Magpies.

LATEST: Manchester United’s move for €50m rated midfielder hijacked

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LATEST: Manchester United's move for €50m rated midfielder hijacked - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Latest developments from Sky Italia have confirmed that Manchester United's €50m move for Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria has been hijacked by French champions Paris St Germain. The sensational story has also been confirmed by Madrid based newspaper MARCA.

Germany vs Argentina: World Cup 2014 final preview and predictions

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Germany vs Argentina: World Cup 2014 final preview and predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany and Argentina will meet in a record third World Cup final and all of them during the last eight tournaments.

Muller to score and Germany to win in 90 minutes is 3/1 with William Hill.

Mourinho picks £60m Chelsea target as best young World Cup player

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Mourinho picks £60m Chelsea target as best young World Cup player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has pickedJuventus and France International Paul Pogba as the best young midfielder at the World Cup. The Blues manager, who is Yahoo's Global Football Ambassador andan exclusive analyst for Yahoo's worldwide football coverage,gave this verdict and on other world-related-topics in his latest interview with Yahoo.

DONE DEAL: Liverpool confirm Luis Suarez will join Barcelona

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DONE DEAL: Liverpool confirm Luis Suarez will join Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have confirmed their star striker Luis Suarez will join Barcelona in the ongoing transfer window.

The statement on the Reds' official website read," Liverpool Football Club today issued the following statement in relation to the future of Luis Suarez.

PHOTO: Luis Suarez in Barcelona shirt

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PHOTO: Luis Suarez in Barcelona shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona have completed the signing of Luis Suarez from Liverpool on Friday.

The PFA Player of the Year will travel to Spain for his medical next and will sign a new five-year deal with the Catalan club. He will also be unveiled to Barcelona fans.

Luis Suarez thanks ‘incredible’ Liverpool fans and reveals reason for joining Barcelona

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Luis Suarez thanks 'incredible' Liverpool fans and reveals reason for joining Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Luis Suarez has admitted that he will never forget the love and support shown by "incredible" Liverpool fans.

The Uruguayan international has agreed to join Barcelona on a five-year deal with an impending medical next week.

PHOTO: Alexis Sanchez in the Arsenal shirt

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PHOTO: Alexis Sanchez in the Arsenal shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal has completed the first signing of the season after agreeing a deal for Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez, the club has confirmed.

The 25-year-old joins on a long term contract for an undisclosed fee.

DONE DEAL: Alexis Sanchez completes £30m Arsenal move

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DONE DEAL: Alexis Sanchez completes £30m Arsenal move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez has completed his £30m move to Arsenal, the Premier League side have confirmed.

Sanchez, 25, was one of the stars of the 2014 World Cup, but despite his impressive performances, was deemed expendable by now-former club Barcelona, with Liverpool attacker Luis Suarez expected to replace the Chilean at theNou Camp this summer in a deal that could come close to the world record £80mReal Madrid paid for Gareth bale last summer.

Alexis Sanchez completes first medical as £30m Arsenal move draws nearer

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Alexis Sanchez completes first medical as £30m Arsenal move draws nearer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Daily Mail, Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez has completed his first Arsenal medical, with the 25-year-old edging towards a £30m move to the Emirates stadium.

The Barcelona winger is all set to leave Spain this summer, with Arsenal closing in on his coveted signature ahead of rivals Liverpool, who had initially hoped to secure the attackeras part of a deal that will take Luis Suarez to the Nou Camp.

Bitter Arjen Robben: ‘Argentina have no chance against Germany!’

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Bitter Arjen Robben: 'Argentina have no chance against Germany!' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dutch flyer Arjen Robben has ruled out an Argentina victory in the 2014 World Cup Final this weekend, with the Bayern Munich man giving his full backing to the Germans after his side were dumped out of the competition by the South Americans.

PHOTO: Marouane Fellaini Shaves Off His Afro!

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PHOTO: Marouane Fellaini Shaves Off His Afro! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United'sMarouane Fellaini had, most fans would tell you, an appalling first season at Old Trafford last season, but the Belgian midfielder seems ready to do anything in order to turn his fortunes around, starting with his trademark afro hairdo!

Wife forces Manchester United hero to leave Old Trafford

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Wife forces Manchester United hero to leave Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has formally asked to leave the club, ahead of his impending transfer to Juventus.

According to reports from The Times, Evra isexpected to complete a move to the Italian champions within the next day or two.

Liverpool need to pay £8m to land Chelsea defender

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Liverpool need to pay £8m to land Chelsea defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been efficient in concluding their businesses so early in the season so far. The Reds have already signed three players and probably will add few more to their squad, once Luis Suarez completes his move to Barcelona.

Another Chelsea striker could depart club in the summer

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Another Chelsea striker could depart club in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Portugal newspaper A Bola, Everton have opened talks with Chelsea regarding a loan move for Senegal striker Demba Ba. The story has also been relayed by Italian website TMW.

Roma close in on €20m rated dazzling Liverpool target

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Roma close in on €20m rated dazzling Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Italian website TMW, Serie A side Roma are closing in on Liverpool target and Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri. Football Italia had reported yesterday that Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini is set to meet Shaqiri's agent to orchestrate the move for the dazzling Swiss sensation.

Jackson Martinez unsure over Porto future after reported Arsenal interest

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Jackson Martinez unsure over Porto future after reported Arsenal interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Colombian striker Jackson Martinez remains coy on his future in Portugal amidst speculation linking him with Arsenal and Liverpool.

The 27-year-old scored 25 goals from 44 games last season, including a brace against Japan in the World Cup.

Arsenal slap £6m price tag on midfielder, agent denies move

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Arsenal slap £6m price tag on midfielder, agent denies move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mikel Arteta's agent has claimed that the midfielder is happy at Arsenal despite interest from Italian side Fiorentina. Earlier reputed English tabloid, The Times had reported that the Gunners had slapped a £6m price tag on the Spaniard who has a contract with the London club till the summer of 2015.

CONFIRMED: Hugo Lloris signs new five-year deal at Tottenham

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CONFIRMED: Hugo Lloris signs new five-year deal at Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has put the recent speculations surrounding his future to bed after penning down a new five-year deal on Thursday.

The statement on the club's official website read, "We are delighted to announce that Hugo Lloris has committed his future to the Club with the signing of a new five-year contract.

Manchester club given deadline to sign €40m rated Chelsea target

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Manchester club given deadline to sign €40m rated Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Roma have set a deadline to Manchester City to sign Moroccan defender and €40m rated Chelsea target Mehdi Benatia according to reports in the Guardian. The Giallorossi have set the Citizens a deadline till the 21st of July, the day both the clubs start their pre-season tours ahead of the 2014-15 season.

PHOTO: Barcelona’s transfer price for Luis Suarez revealed

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PHOTO: Barcelona's transfer price for Luis Suarez revealed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports in Spanish daily Mundo Deporotivo have revealed Barcelona's transfer price for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

The following snippet from the newspaper shows that the Catalan outfit have got Suarez for roughly the cost of Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez, a figure which stands something in between €73m to €75m.

Brazil vs Netherlands: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Brazil vs Netherlands: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazil and the Netherlands are the unlucky losers who have to play out a match that you can't imagine any of the playing or coaching staff want to participate in, just to decide who officially finishes third at the 2014 World Cup.

PHOTO: Arsenal target completes medical in Madrid

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PHOTO: Arsenal target completes medical in Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal target Mario Mandzukic has completed his medical today and is now a Atletico Madrid player.

It is reported that Mandzukic arrived at the Fremap Las Rozas medical facility in Madrid to undergo his medical ahead of his €22 million move from Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich.

World Cup Roundup: Beaten Van Gaal claims he ‘taught’ Argentina keeper penalty moves

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World Cup Roundup: Beaten Van Gaal claims he 'taught' Argentina keeper penalty moves - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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Dutch coach fuming after being undone by former pupil in World Cup semi-final

Louis van Gaal, beaten World Cup semi-finalist, has claimed that Argentina heroSergio Romero has him to thank for his penalty-saving antics, with the 27-year-old keeping out two spot-kicks in the dramatic shootout win that sent the South Americans to the final.

PHOTO: Manchester City 2014/15 Nike Home Kit

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PHOTO: Manchester City 2014/15 Nike Home Kit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League champions Manchester City have revealed their new 2014/15 home kit sponsored by Nike.The new kit is field blue with dark blue high cuffs anda constructed v-neck collar with a field blue triangle beneath it.

Argentina 0-0 Netherlands (4-2 on penalties): Romero’s heroics sends South Americans into World Cup final

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Argentina 0-0 Netherlands (4-2 on penalties): Romero's heroics sends South Americans into World Cup final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sergio Romero's heroics in the penalty shootout ensured Argentina would edge past Louis Van Gaal's Netherlands to secure a place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final against Germany.

What the World Series of Poker Players Love About the World Cup

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What the World Series of Poker Players Love About the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If you are a fan of poker then the summer of 2014 is a very special one as the World Series of Poker (WSOP) celebrates it's 10th anniversary at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino by guaranteeing that the winner of the $10,000 Main Event will walk away with a minimum of $10m.

Open letter to the Seleção and Brazilian football fans

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Open letter to the Seleção and Brazilian football fans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dear players and readers,

It seems to me that our world has forgotten the meaning of the word loyalty and for that I seek to remind you of its definition.

Loyalty – the state or quality of being loyal: faithfulness to commitments or obligations, faithful adherence to a sovereign, government, leader, cause or in our case a specific team, "Brazil".

Brazil: Who saw that coming? I did!

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Brazil: Who saw that coming? I did! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A nation is in mourning. Memes across the net and social media show Christ the Redeemer with his head in his hands. Admittedly, Brazil's defeat to a ruthless German side in last night's World Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte was of biblical proportions, but I for one, saw something like this coming.

PHOTO: Tottenham target arrive for Liverpool medical

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PHOTO: Tottenham target arrive for Liverpool medical - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are edging towards beating Tottenham Hotspur as Lille striker Divock Origi is set to snub the North London in order to complete his switch to Anfield.

The Belgium international was pictured to have appeared at Liverpool's Melwood training base on Wednesday.

Battle of the Victorious: Can Messi still make the difference without his main outlet?

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Battle of the Victorious: Can Messi still make the difference without his main outlet? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Argentina's game is based around Messi, much like Brazil's was around Neymar and we all know how that worked out for them yesterday with him injured. Argentinahaven't suffered the same curse of being without their main man, but they do have asimilarity in that they are without another key player, Angel Di Maria, much like Brazil were also without Thiago Silva.

Arsenal midfield maestro could be off to Italy

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Arsenal midfield maestro could be off to Italy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal fans must be buzzing at the moment with reports flying around in the media that the Gunners are closing in on securing deals for two quality players, Alexis Sanchez andMathieu Debuchy, from Barcelona and Newcastle United respectively.

DONE DEAL: Chelsea sign yet another midfielder

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DONE DEAL: Chelsea sign yet another midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have secured the signature of yet another highly talented young midfielder, Mario Pasalic from Hajdul Split, the club has confirmed.

The 19-year-old midfielder has represented Croatia at Under 21 levels and was even consideredin his country's 30-man provisional World Cup squad.

Manchester United hope to secure record breaking £750m mega deal

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Manchester United hope to secure record breaking £750m mega deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down from the managerial role at Manchester United in 2013, it marked an end of a glorious era. And soon another glorious era is about to come to a close, after kit sponsor Nikehave revealed to end their 13-years-relationship with Manchester Unitedat the close of next season.

Done Deal: Arsenal seal first major signing of the season

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Done Deal: Arsenal seal first major signing of the season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have secured their first major signing of the summer, after sealing a deal for Newcastle United defenderMathieu Debuchy.

According to report from The Times, the French right-back, who is expected to fill the void left by Bacary Sagna, has had completed a medical before completing a£7.

Chelsea midfielder convinced £30m winger to join Arsenal

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Chelsea midfielder convinced £30m winger to join Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez is close to joining Arsenal in the summer, according to reports from both English and Spanish media.

The 25-year-old Chilean winger, who impressed heavily during the World Cup in Brazil, prefers a move to London, amidst interest from Liverpool and the Gunners are expecting to wrapping up a £30m deal within next week.

From Italy: Arsenal target on the verge of joining Juventus

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From Italy: Arsenal target on the verge of joining Juventus - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italian newspaper Tuttosport have claimed that real Madrid youngster Alvaro Morata who is also an Arsenal transfer target is set to join Serie A Champions Juventus in the summer. TMW have also relayed the story claiming the deal is almost on the verge of completion.

£25m Chelsea target set for Liverpool medical today

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£25m Chelsea target set for Liverpool medical today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are edging closer to secure their fourth signing of the season, with reports emerging from Portugal that Benfica forward Lazar Markovic will undergo a medical today, before completing his£25m switch to Merseyside.

ALMOST DONE: Manchester United star set to leave club in the next 48 hours

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ALMOST DONE: Manchester United star set to leave club in the next 48 hours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reputed and trusted Gianluca Di Marzio website, Manchester United star Patrice Evra is set to join Serie A champions Juventus in the coming 48 hours. The news has also been relayed by TMW.

Liverpool agree £9.8m fee; Tottenham make last ditch-attempt to hijack deal

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Liverpool agree £9.8m fee; Tottenham make last ditch-attempt to hijack deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur are looking to make a last ditch attempt to lure Belgium strikerDivock Origi, who is all set to join Liverpool.

According to the reports from The Times, Liverpool have already agreed a£9.

Why Sabella is the key to Argentina’s success

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Why Sabella is the key to Argentina's success - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It has been 24 years since Argentina last experienced a World Cup semi-final. Lionel Messi, the greatest player of his generation, and possibly, when all is said and done, the greatest player in the history of the sport, has never looked better in the white and light blue stripes of La Albiceleste.

Why Netherlands are a good bet to beat Argentina – despite Lionel Messi

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Why Netherlands are a good bet to beat Argentina despite Lionel Messi - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Netherlands v Argentina in the World Cup 2014 semifinal it could come down to Robben v Messi.

Netherlands and Argentina meet in the second semi-final for the right to meet a Germany team that crushed Brazil on Tuesday.

Tottenham given hope in signing long term Arsenal target

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Tottenham given hope in signing long term Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal summer target and Gunners fan Serge Aurier has given a hope for Tottenham Hotspur in acquiring his services after the right-back said he would be open for a Premier League switch.

The Toulouse defender has been linked with a move to the Emirates as a replacement for Bacary Sagna, who joined Manchester City on a free transfer this summer.

Chelsea and United to make shock move for Man City midfielder

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Chelsea and United to make shock move for Man City midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Chelsea are set to make a bizarre bid as the two English clubs are likely to enter into a summer battle in signing Manchester City superstar Yaya Toure in the summer transfer window.

Manchester United midfielder off to Italy?

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Manchester United midfielder off to Italy? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Corriere dello sport, Serie A side Fiorentina have set their eyes onManchester United flop Marouane Fellaini as their summer transfer target. The Viola believe that the Belgian would fall furtherdown the pecking order under new manager Louis Van Gaal after a disastrous debut season at Old Trafford.

PHOTO: Aaron Ramsey and Co in Arsenal’s new Puma training kit

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PHOTO: Aaron Ramsey and Co in Arsenal's new Puma training kit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal players return to training for the time and have been seen wearing the new Puma trainingkit.

The Gunners had Nike as their kit sponsors until the last season and for the current campaign onwards, Pumawill take over from Nike.

Manchester United prepare £40m bid to land Arsenal target

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Manchester United prepare £40m bid to land Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The summer is shaping up nicely for Manchester United. The 20-times Premier League champions have already signed Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw and new manager Louis van Gaal is readyto make further incursions in the transfer market.

Transfer Lens: Sneijder spotted in Manchester, Arsenal and Chelsea target off to Spain

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Transfer Lens: Sneijder spotted in Manchester, Arsenal and Chelsea target off to Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester Airport sarcastically replied from their official twitter account that long-term Manchester United midfield target Wesley Sneijder has been spotted in their Airport.

Highlights, 2014 FIFA World Cup Semifinal: Brazil 1-7 Germany

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Highlights, 2014 FIFA World Cup Semifinal: Brazil 1-7 Germany - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazil have suffered a drubbing defeat at the hands of Germany as the European side registered a 7- crushing victory over the host nation in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Brazil were without their star player Neymar with injury, while the biggest miss was their skipper Thiago Silva.

Brazil 1-7 Germany: The most unbelievable game in World Cup history as hosts are destroyed

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Brazil 1-7 Germany:The most unbelievable game in World Cup history as hosts are destroyed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The most astounding gameof football in all-time World Cup history saw the hosts, and original favorites to emerge as champions, humiliated and crushed by a German display of pure brilliance.

UNBELIEVABLE: Chelsea star mocks Arsenal on Twitter

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UNBELIEVABLE: Chelsea star mocks Arsenal on Twitter - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has taken a swipe at Arsenal and questioned German midfielder Mesut Ozil's decision to join the Gunners.

The 25-year-old left the Spanish capital club after he was made aware that his services was no longer required at the club by Carlo Ancelotti.

UNBELIEVABLE: Chelsea star mocks Arsenal on Twitter

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UNBELIEVABLE: Chelsea star mocks Arsenal on Twitter - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has taken a swipe at Arsenal and questioned German midfielder Mesut Ozil's decision to join the Gunners.

The 25-year-old left the Spanish capital club after he was made aware that his services was no longer required at the club by Carlo Ancelotti.

VIDOE: Thomas Muller scores for Germany against Brazil in WC semi final

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VIDOE: Thomas Muller scores for Germany against Brazil in WC semi final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Germany take lead against Brazil in the first semi final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the 11th minute from Thomas Muller's goal.

The Bayern Munich star netted his fifth goal of the summer tournament after starring in the opening game with a hat-trick against Portugal.

VIDEO: Miroslav Klose becomes World Cup’s all-time leading goal scorer

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VIDEO: Miroslav Klose becomes World Cup's all-time leading goal scorer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Miroslav Klose has put Germany in firm position to book a place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final after netting his side's second goal in the 23rd minute against the host nation Brazil.

Samba & Soccer

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Samba & Soccer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Watching Brazil at this year's World Cup, something glaringly obvious becomes apparent- they're missing the almost samba-ish rhythm which to some has come to define their style of play. But just what is samba itself? Both a musical style & form of dance, its roots are believed to lie in Bahia ( eastern Brazil), having originally been imported from Africa as part of the slave trade.

Brazil v Germany: Klose, Yokohama, and Round Two of the New Rivalry

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Brazil v Germany: Klose, Yokohama, and Round Two of the New Rivalry - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The last competitive goal scored during a Brazil/Germany match wasfrom the right boot of Selecao legend Ronaldo, who tuckedaway his side'ssecond goal past the helpless Oliver Kahn inthe 2002 World Cup final inYokohama, Japan.

PHOTO: Luis Suarez’s Barcelona jersey on sale in Spain

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PHOTO: Luis Suarez's Barcelona jersey on sale in Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Even before Luis Suarez's deal from Liverpool to Barcelona is made official, the Uruguayan's jersey for the Catalan club is on sale in Spain. It is believed that a sports shop Futbol Mania have started selling jerseys with Suarez's name and number nine printed on the back.

BOOST for Arsenal: Liverpool admit defeat in pursuit of €35m rated winger

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BOOST for Arsenal: Liverpool admit defeat in pursuit of €35m rated winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Accordingto reports in the reputed Liverpool Echo, the Reds from Merseyside have admitted defeat in their pursuit of Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez. The 25 year old who had a stunning World Cup with Chile now looks set to join Arsenal.

From Italy: Manchester United in talks to sign €40m rated midfield maestro

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From Italy: Manchester United in talks to sign €40m rated midfield maestro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports today in Italian daily Gazzetta Dello Sport, Manchester United are in talks with Juventus over a possible move for€40m rated midfielder Arturo Vidal.

World Cup Roundup: Brazil captain to miss semi-final after appeal snub

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World Cup Roundup: Brazil captain to miss semi-final after appeal snub - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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PSG defender to miss Brazil v Germany semi-final after suspension is upheld

Brazil captain Thiago Silva will miss Tuesday's World Cup semi-final against Germany after the Selecao failed to have his yellow card overturned.

Italian club join Manchester United and City in signing new Cristiano Ronaldo

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Italian club join Manchester United and City in signing new Cristiano Ronaldo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Inter Milan are set to challenge Manchester United and Manchester City in signing PSV Eindhoven star Memphis Depay.

According to the French publication Le 10Sport, the Serie A outfit have now entered the race for the signature of the talented youngster, who is dubbed to be the "future Cristiano Ronaldo.

Replacement ready, Spanish club set to lose top player to Chelsea

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Replacement ready, Spanish club set to lose top player to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is set to end his loan spell at Atletico Madrid and will return to Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Belgium international has been a standout player in his role for the Spanish capital club as he played a crucial role in Atletico's last season success – winning the La Liga title and reaching the Champions League final, only to lose it to Real Madrid.

Brazil v Germany predictions and betting guide

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Brazil v Germany predictions and betting guide - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Two of the bookmakers' favourites to reach the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup pre-tournament have made it. In fact, Spain not making it is the only one who didn't make it as far as the bookmakers had expected, with the Netherlands replacing them.

Netherlands v Argentina: Preview, Possible lineups & Predictions

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Netherlands v Argentina: Preview, Possible lineups & Predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Netherlands and Argentina will meet at the Arena de São Paulo on Wednesday to determine the second finalist at the 2014 World Cup.

Argentina are the only team in the semi-finals who have won all five of their matches to get here.

Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stéfano dies

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Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stéfano dies - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Real Madrid strikerAlfredo Di Stéfano has died, the club have confirmed, with the world of football mourning the passing of one of the greatest players of all time.

The 88-year-old Argentine, who scored a reported 485 goals in 664 career appearances spanning almosttwo decades, passed away havingbeen in an induced coma in intensive care at Gregorio Marañon hospital.

ASTONISHING: Juventus offer Pogba to Madrid in exchange of €50m rated Manchester United target

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ASTONISHING: Juventus offer Pogba to Madrid in exchange of €50m rated Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In an astonishing turn of events, Serie A champions Juventus have offered dynamic young Frenchman Paul Pogba to Spanish giants Real Madrid in exchange of Angel Di Maria.

From France: Liverpool eye signing Premier League’s French midfielder

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From France: Liverpool eye signing Premier League's French midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and AS Monaco are ready for a summer battle in signing Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko in the summer transfer window.

Both the Premier League club and the Ligue 1 outfit will return to the Champions League after a long absence from the Europe's best club competition.

Arsenal’s World Cup star unhappy with exit rumours

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Arsenal's World Cup star unhappy with exit rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal striker Joel Campbell's agent has suggestedthe Costa Rican World Cup star is furious after the recent reports suggested the player has spoken to the Italian clubs over a potential transfer this summer.

WC legend confirms €25m Chelsea and United target has signed for La Liga giants

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WC legend confirms €25m Chelsea and United target has signed for La Liga giants - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany legend Lothar Matthäus has confirmed that Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos will join Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

The 24-year-old has one year left on his contract with the Bundesliga champions and has denied to sign an extension as he was not happy with the wages offered by the Allianz Arena outfit.

REVEALED: Liverpool 2014/15 Third Kit

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REVEALED: Liverpool 2014/15 Third Kit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have unveiled their third 2014/15 kit by Warrior, with anunprecedented chequeredsash added to highlight the club's potential new era of success on the biggest stage.

Liverpool have qualified for the Champions League for the first time since 2009, finishing second only to Manchester City last season in what was a stunningcampaign for Brendan Rodgers men.

Brazil v Germany: Preview, Possible lineups & Predictions

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Brazil v Germany: Preview, Possible lineups & Predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazil need to overcome the odds in their semi-final against tournament favourites Germany if they are reach the final in their home tournament.

No host has reached the final since France in 1998, whilst South Korea (2002) and Germany (2006) have been eliminated in the semi-finals in two of the three previous tournaments.

Brazil v Germany: Can Willian fill Neymar’s boots in crunch semi-final?

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Brazil v Germany: Can Willian fill Neymar's boots in crunch semi-final? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil has, mercifully, seen the game's most revered stars come to the fore and advertise the merits of football's greatest tournament in the best possible way.

Liverpool finalising £35m move for star duo as new strikeforce takes shape

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Liverpool finalising £35m move for star duo as new strikeforce takes shape - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the BBC, Liverpool have agreed a £10m fee for Belgium strikerDivock Origi, and are 'in advanced talks' with Benfica over a £25m move for attackerLazar Markovic.

Arsenal close in on £19m long term target

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Arsenal close in on £19m long term target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have rekindled their interest in Germany midfielder Lars Bender, while the Gunners are closing in onright backMathieu Debuchy and Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez, as Arsene Wenger planning a triple signing of around £60m.

AGREEMENT REACHED: Manchester United target set to join Newcastle

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AGREEMENT REACHED: Manchester United target set to join Newcastle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to notable and renowned Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, Manchester United target Daryl Janmaat is set to join Newcastle at the end of the World Cup. The story has also been relayed by TMW.

Manchester United plan to hijack deal for €30m sensational Argentine midfielder

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Manchester United plan to hijack deal for €30m sensational Argentine midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are set to rekindle their interest in Argentine fmidfielder Enzo Perez and are ready to hijack a deal from the grasp of Valencia, according to reports from Portugal.

CLEAROUT: Liverpool set to let go two stars as Rodgers aims fresh challenge

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CLEAROUT: Liverpool set to let go two stars as Rodgers aims fresh challenge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in TMW, Italian side Napoli are close to finalizing double loan deals for Liverpool stars Pepe Reina and Lucas Leiva. The wages of Reina was a potential stumbling block for the Spaniard to rejoin the Partenopei afterwinning the Coppa Italia and finishing third in the Serie A standings last season.

Manchester United ready to pay record breaking fee to land Arsenal target

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Manchester United ready to pay record breaking fee to land Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Angel di Maria, like Neymar could miss the rest of the World Cup for Argentina through injury. The sensational world class winger however faces an uncertain future at Real Madrid and could move elsewhere in the summer.

PHOTO: New Liverpool signing Emre Can to wear legendary No. 23 shirt

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PHOTO: New Liverpool signing Emre Can to wear legendary No. 23 shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

New Liverpool signing Emre Can to set to wear the legendary No. 23 shirt at Anfield. The German midfielder who signed for the Merseyside giants from Bayer Leverkusen for £10 m will have big boots to fill as he is set to wear the jersey number vacated by Anfield Legend Jamie Carragher.

Arsenal’s €28m offer for United & Barcelona target rejected

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Arsenal's €28m offer for United & Barcelona target rejected - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and Manchester United are the two English clubs linked with a move for Colombian sensationalJuan Cuadrado recently. There have been an interest from Barcelona as well, as the Catalan giants are looking to replace theveteran Dani Alves with the Fiorentina superstar.

Manchester United in hot pursuit of €25m rated German World Cup superstar

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Manchester United in hot pursuit of €25m rated German World Cup superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Guardian, Manchester United are in hot pursuit of German World Cup star Mats Hummels. It is believed that Louis Van Gaal desperately wants to sign the Borussia Dortmund defender as he is set to take charge of the Old Trafford outfit.

Liverpool seal smart £25m deal for long term Chelsea target

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Liverpool seal smart £25m deal for long term Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are all but set to seal a deal for Lazar Markovic as the Benfica winger will be Reds fourth signing of the summer transfer window.

The Guardian says the Merseyside club are closing in on the Serbian international which will see Liverpool cough up £25m for Markovic's services.

World Cup Roundup: Arsenal and Manchester United target ruled out of semi-final

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World Cup Roundup: Arsenal and Manchester United target ruled out of semi-final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Angel Di Maria out of Argentina semi-final with thighinjury
  • Crippled star Neymar 'couldn't feel his legs' after tournament-ending smash
  • Soccerlens Tom's latest World Cup predictions

Real Madrid attacker ruled out of World Cup semi-final

Angel Di Maria will miss Argentina's World Cup semi-final clash with the Netherlands after it was revealed that the 26-year-old sustained a thigh injury in the 1-0 win over Belgium last week.

CONFIRMED: Chelsea star Ashley Cole snubs Liverpool for AS Roma

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CONFIRMED: Chelsea star Ashley Cole snubs Liverpool for AS Roma - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has completed his switch to AS Roma on Monday after the Italian club confirmed their latest signing on their official Twitter page.

AS Roma tweeted saying, "Welcome to Rome, Ashley!

PHOTO: Ashley Cole arrives in Italy to sign two year deal with Roma

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PHOTO: Ashley Cole arrives in Italy to sign two year deal with Roma - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has landed in the Rome airport ahead of finalizing his two year deal with Italian club AS Roma.

Roma's official Twitter account took to the micro blogging site two welcome their new acquisition who was earlier released by Chelsea at the end of last season.

LATEST PHOTOS: Manchester United 2014/15 Chevrolet home kit revealed

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LATEST PHOTOS: Manchester United 2014/15 Chevrolet home kit revealed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have finally revealed their new 2014/15 Chevrolet home kit, with a gallery of stars trotting out to show off the first outfit of Louis van Gaal's tenure.

The official Manchester United site published a gallery of nine players in the new red and gold kit, with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Juan Mata all emerging ominously from the shadows in the new strip.

Analysis: Louis Van Gaal’s defensive tinkering at the World Cup

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Analysis: Louis Van Gaal's defensive tinkering at the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As the World Cup moves into it's penultimate stages, four of the biggest traditional football powers clash in two mouth-watering semi-final fixtures. While these games will attract viewers from across the globe purely for how monumental the occasion is, many will be eager to see some of the top names in World football go head-to-head.

Juventus want £50 million plus Nani for Vidal

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Juventus want £50 million plus Nani for Vidal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Daily Star, Manchester United will have to pay the equivalent of £62 million for Juventus star midfielder Arturo Vidal.

The United forward, Nani, valued at £12 million, will be added on to the £50 million asking price and Juventus may even want Patrice Evra as part of the deal as well.

Netherlands (4) 0-0 (3) Costa Rica: Wonder-sub Tim Krul ‘saves’ the day to set up an Oranje Semi Final

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Netherlands (4) 0-0 (3) Costa Rica: Wonder-sub Tim Krul 'saves' the day to set up an Oranje Semi Final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis Van Gaal's Dutch teamwere held goalless all the way through 120 minutes of play against a feisty Costa Rica side that have donetheir nation very proud in Brazil.

Luis Suarez is not bigger than Liverpool, says Anfield legend

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Luis Suarez is not bigger than Liverpool, says Anfield legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson is confident the Reds can cope with Luis Suarez next season.

The Uruguayan international has strongly been linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

Argentina 1-0 Belgium: Messi the mastermind, orchestrating Argentina’s advancement to the Semis

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Argentina 1-0 Belgium: Messi the mastermind, orchestrating Argentina's advancement to theSemis - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This was the only Quarter Final that pitched 2 sides against each other who had won every game at the World Cup finals, meaning one of them had to lose that record.

Liverpool should allow Luis Suarez join Barcelona only for world-record fee

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Liverpool should allow Luis Suarez join Barcelona only for world-record fee - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool legend Phil Thompson claims the Reds should command the transfer fee involving Luis Suarez's potential move to Barcelona and should only allow the striker leave if the Catalan club pay a world-record fee.

Barcelona move for Luis Suarez will be mistake, says Manchester United legend

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Barcelona move for Luis Suarez will be mistake, says Manchester United legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Luis Suarez would make a mistake if he decides to end his time at Liverpool for Barcelona.

Earlier we reported the Catalan club have agreed a €90m fee with the Anfield outfit for the Uruguayan international's signature as he is edging towards completing his switch to Camp Nou.

PHOTO: Crippled Neymar ruled out of the World Cup, and was almost paralysed

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PHOTO: Crippled Neymar ruled out of the World Cup, and was almost paralysed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazilian golden boy Neymar has been ruled out of the rest of the 2014 World Cup after fracturing a vertebra in his spine, and according to reports relayed by the Metro, the 22-year-old missed paralysis by a matter of inches.

PHOTO: French international confirms move to Arsenal

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PHOTO: French international confirms move to Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle full-backMathieu Debuchy has revealed on his Instagram that he is heading for Arsenal next season, with the Frenchman set to move to the Emirates for a fee of around £8m.

The 28-year-old was part of the French first XI that lost to Germany yesterday in the World Cup quarter final inRio de Janeiro, but is seemingly looking forward to the next step in his career in North London where he will replace his compatriot Bacary Sagna, who agreed a move to Manchester City before the start of the tournament in Brazil.

Netherlands and Argentina to progress as favourites keep winning

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Netherlands and Argentina to progress as favourites keep winning - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany and Brazil's victories yesterday meant that all ten knockout fixtures at the 2014 World Cup have seen the favourites progress.

Brazil looked more impressive than expected in their 2-1 win over Colombia.

Former Manchester United striker slams Sir Alex Ferguson

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Former Manchester United striker slams Sir Alex Ferguson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha believes the Red Devils made a big mistake in allowing Paul Pogba leave Old Trafford.

Just before the summer of the 2012, the midfielder decided to end his career in England as he felt disrespected and frustrated after United's legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson chose to snub him in giving a place in the Red Devils' starting lineup.

€35m rated winger ‘interrupts’ vacation to reject Liverpool, Arsenal likely destination

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€35m rated winger 'interrupts' vacation to reject Liverpool, Arsenal likely destination - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Spanish newspaper AS , Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez has reportedly cut short his vacation and has headed to Barcelona to resolve talks about his future at the Catalan club.

PHOTO: Chelsea’s Hazard in Borussia Monchengladbach shirt

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PHOTO: Chelsea's Hazard in Borussia Monchengladbach shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

German side Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed that Chelsea's Thorgan Hazard has joined the German club on a season long loan for the coming 2014-15 campaign.

The 21 year old Thorgan who is the younger brother of Eden Hazard had earlier spent the last two seasons in Belgium and Chelsea believe a loan deal where he will get enough game time on the pitch will come as a handy experience for the youngster.

Brazil 2-1 Colombia: David Luiz screamer sends hosts into the last four

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Brazil 2-1 Colombia: David Luiz screamer sends hosts into the last four - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazil saw off a subdued Colombia inFortaleza on Friday, with centre-back pair Thiago Silva and David Luiz getting the goals for the Selecao, with the latter's long-range free-kick certainly one of the goals of the tournament.

VIDEO: David Luiz scores stunning long-range freekick vs Colombia

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VIDEO: David Luiz scores stunning long-range freekick vs Colombia - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazil secured passage to the last four with a hard-fought 2-1 win against Colombia inFortaleza, with former Chelsea defender David Luiz scoring a superb long-range free-kick in the second half to see the Selecao home safely.

USA World Cup review: Stars & Stripes do their nation proud… those that care anyway!

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USA World Cup review: Stars & Stripes do their nation proud... those that care anyway! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's no great secret that Americans aren't the world's biggest football fans... well, technically that isboth a truth and a lie. The US are by far the world's biggest fans of what they refer to as football.

France 0-1 Germany: Record-breaking Germans ease into semi-finals

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France 0-1 Germany: Record-breaking Germans ease into semi-finals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A first half-header from defender Mats Hummels was enough to see of a sluggish France side in theMaracanã and book their record fourth successive World Cup semi-final berth.

The Borussia Dortmund centre-half expertly guided Toni Kroos' inswinging free-kick past Hugo Lloris in the 13th minute, bringing Hummels' personal tally to two in five games so far.

“The MLS Messi” – But will he be lining up for the USA in the next World Cup?

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"The MLS Messi" But will he be lining up for the USA in the next World Cup? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Being labeled the "new Messi", has over the last few years become so commonplace that it has almost become somewhat of a footballing cliche.That considered it has to even my own amazement, crossed my mind that if by labeling Diego Fagundez (19th of February 1995 Montevideo, Uruguay) the "MLS Messi" if I am not in fact paradoxically doing him a disservice, such is the range & depth of his current & future talent.

INSISTENT Arsenal plan massive €85m double swoop

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INSISTENT Arsenal plan massive €85m double swoop - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Telegraph, Arsenal are planning a massive€85m double swoop for Chilean stars Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal.

The report claims that the Gunners have made an initial bid of around€28m (£22m) for Sanchez but Barcelona are holding out for their asking price of €38m (£30m) for the winger who is in high demand in the market with Liverpool too after his signature.

Chelsea plot to steal €20m Liverpool top target

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Chelsea plot to steal €20m Liverpool top target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and Chelsea both need a good left-back in the summer. Last season, Cesar Azpilicueta (a natural right-back) performed well for the Blues in the left-back role but it was certain that the Spaniard was never going to play forever in that rolefor Chelsea.

Van Gaal wants €45m midfield sensation at Manchester United

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Van Gaal wants €45m midfield sensation at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For a while it seemed like Manchester United had lost all interest in Portugal midfielder William Carvalho. Readers of Soccerlens might be knowing that we have covered this saga extensively, and you only need to google it to find plethora of articles written by us throughout the past one year.

Wenger calls Real Madrid superstar to convince him joining Arsenal

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Wenger calls Real Madrid superstar to convince him joining Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has tried to convince Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas over phone to join him at Arsenal, according to reports from Mundo Deportivo.

The Frenchman has called him yesterday in an attempt to convince him join the Emirates club in the summer.

From Spain: Barcelona and Liverpool ‘agree’ on €90m for Luis Suarez

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From Spain: Barcelona and Liverpool 'agree' on €90m for Luis Suarez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the reliable Spanish radio Cadena Ser, there has been an agreement between Barcelona and Liverpool for Luis Suarez for€90m.

The arrival of the Uruguayan at the Camp Nou has the approval of new manager Luis Enrique who seems desperate to sign the world class striker from Merseyside.

Still hope for Chelsea? Agent of €25m star denies Real Madrid move

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Still hope for Chelsea? Agent of €25m star denies Real Madrid move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The transfer activity regarding Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos seems to get interesting with each passing day. Kroos' agent Volker Struth has denied Marca's reports that his client has agreed terms to join Champions League winners Real Madrid.

Arsenal and Manchester United to battle for €50m world class winger

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Arsenal and Manchester United to battle for €50m world class winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Angel di Maria is facing an uncertain future at Real Madrid. The Argentine winger has a contract till 2018, but himself admitted during the World cup that he is unsure of what future holds for him in future.

World Cup Roundup: German squad hit with the flu ahead of France quarter-final

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World Cup Roundup: German squad hit with the flu ahead of France quarter-final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Seven German stars suffering from 'flu symptoms' 24 hours before quarter-final
  • Soccerlens Tom's World Cup Quarter Final Predictions

German stars come down with flu ahead of crunch quarter-final against France

The alarm was sounded in the German camp yesterday, with as many as seven players reportedly suffering from flu symptoms, with the World Cup quarter-final against France fast approaching.

Analysis: Why Olivier Giroud should be dropped for the France vs Germany game

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Analysis: Why Olivier Giroud should be dropped for the France vs Germany game - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Of all the four quarter-final clashes, the one steeped in tradition,history, rivalry and star players, is the one taking place at the historical Maracana. Two of the traditional European power houses, France & Germany clash, in what will prove to be an enthralling encounter.

Lahm in midfield vs France is double-trouble for Germany

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Lahm in midfield vs France is double-trouble for Germany - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A month back, just before the World Cup started, if you were told France & Germany would be playing one of the four 2014 quarter-final matches, you probably would have laughed, then realised it's a real possibility but stop short of going any further and be convinced that Germany would go in as favourites and ultimately emerge into the semi-finals.

World Cup Last 16: Sweeper Keepers, Lethal Strikers and a Tireless Dutchman

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World Cup Last 16: Sweeper Keepers, Lethal Strikers and a Tireless Dutchman - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2014 FIFA World Cup round of sixteen captured the imagination of fans all over the globe, bringing us memorable moments that will be cherished for years to come.

While Chile narrowly missed out on a quarter final spot, it can be said that Brazil rode their luck into the quarters, with the emotions displayed during and after the dramatic penalty shootout in theBelo Horizonte surelyunprecedented throughout the historyof this stage of thecompetition.

Arsenal suffer crushing blow in pursuit of Croatian goal machine

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Arsenal suffer crushing blow in pursuit of Croatian goal machine - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Madrid based newspaper MARCA, La Liga winners Atletico Madrid are closing in on Arsenal target and Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic.

The Rojiblancos were earlier looking to sign Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo but the Premier League winners were refusing to budge on their €30m asking price for the Spaniard.

Arsenal confident of beating Liverpool in signing Alexis Sanchez

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Arsenal confident of beating Liverpool in signing Alexis Sanchez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are growing confident they can beat Liverpool in signing Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez.

The Catalan club are keen on signing the Reds' superstar Luis Suarez this summer and the Merseyside club wanted the Chilean international as a part of the swap deal.

Day of the underdogs – can France and Colombia spring a surprise?

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Day of the underdogs can France and Colombia spring a surprise? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With just eight games to go in what has been an entertaining 2014 World Cup, the quarter-finals get underway on Friday.

Perhaps the biggest tie of the last eight is the one that kicks us off when France face Germany at the Maracanã.

Club president confirms Arsenal end their pursuit in signing World Cup striker

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Club president confirms Arsenal end their pursuit in signing World Cup striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mario Balotelli's hope of returning to the Premier League in the summer transfer window has suffered a massive setback after the striker had a poor World Cup for Italy.

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi admitted that he was confident of selling the former Manchester City man to a "top English club" for €35m, with Arsenal reportedly believed to be interested in signing him.

World Cup 2014 – England may be out, but who are the real winners so far?

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World Cup 2014 – England may be out, but who are the real winners so far? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We're entering the final stages of the World Cup. So far, we've seen both misery and elation for several teams, fancied and unfancied. We've also seen a record number of goals AND some amazing goalkeeping displays.

How Can England Overcome The Ghosts Of 1950?

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How Can England Overcome The Ghosts Of 1950? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With England having crashed out of the World Cup at the first hurdle for the first time since 1950 ( their first appearance on world football's grandest stage), what lessons can be learned from the Three Lions' last disastrous trip to Brazil?

PHOTO: Emre Can in Liverpool shirt

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PHOTO: Emre Can in Liverpool shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have announced the £10m signing of Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen. The German becomes the Reds' third signing of the summer after having already acquired the services of Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert both from Southampton.

Chelsea winger Hazard ‘agrees’ Bundesliga summer switch

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Chelsea winger Hazard 'agrees' Bundesliga summer switch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Monchengladbach have claimed Chelsea winger Thorgan Hazard will join them on loan for the 2014/15 season, with the 21-year-old agreeing his third spell away from Stamford Bridge.

Hazard, the younger brother of Eden, has spent the last two campaignsin his native Belgium withZulte Waregem, winning a number of awards for his performances, including the Belgian Golden Shoe in January previously won by the likes of Vincent Kompany, Axel Witsel and Steven Defour for best player in the Belgian Pro League.

Club reveals condition for Manchester United to sign €45m sensation

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Club reveals condition for Manchester United to sign €45m sensation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are edging towards in signing in the form of William Carvalho after Sporting hinted the midfielder could leave the club this summer.

Earlier we reported the Red Devils' representatives are in Portugal in signing the €45m midfield sensation.

Chelsea: Why a move for volatile Diego Costa could backfire for Mourinho

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Chelsea: Why a move for volatile Diego Costa could backfire for Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea confirmed yesterday the £32m capture of long-term target Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, with the 25-year-old chosen by Jose Mourinho to be the answer to his strikingblues at the Bridge.

Brazil v Colombia: James Rodriguez to steal Neymar’s spotlight in South American showdown

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Brazilv Colombia: James Rodriguez to steal Neymar's spotlight in South American showdown - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Colombia haven't beaten Brazil since 1985, but if there was ever a time to break that run, at thePentacampeões's ownWorld Cup is a pretty headline-grabbing way to go about it.

France v Germany: Time for the European giants to hit top form… or go home!

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Francev Germany: Time for the European giants to hit top form... or go home! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany entered the World Cupas the favorites for many, and France also had a huge following of support for their exciting prospects this time around, defying the doubters after failing so miserably in South Africa.

Liverpool star agrees personal terms, deal one step closer

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Liverpool star agrees personal terms, deal one step closer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is inching closer to join Spanish giants Barcelona, following a day of "productive talks" where both the clubs are closingin on settling an outline agreement of the forward's value.

Arsenal to fend off Manchester United interest for their first signing of the summer

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Arsenal to fend off Manchester United interest for their first signing of the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Belgian website Walfoot, Arsenal are set to fend off interest from arch rivals Manchester United and Italian giants Inter Milan for their first signing of the summer in 18 year old striker David Henen from Anderlecht.

Arsenal submit €30m bid to sign Chelsea target

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Arsenal submit €30m bid to sign Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have submitted a€30mbid for Germany'sworld class central midfielder Sami Khedira in the summer, according to reports from Spain.

Khedira, who is currently on World Cup duty in Brazil, could leaveReal Madrid in the summer.

Mendes plots to bring €50m Real Madrid winger to Manchester United

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Mendes plots to bring €50m Real Madrid winger to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jorge Mendes is set to play a key role once again in determining the fates of two class players that possibly could become 'Thetransfer story' of the summer. He is masterminding a move to bring Colombian sensation James Rodriguez to Real Madrid and in returntake Argentina winger Angel di Maria to Manchester United.

Liverpool in advance talks to sign €20m world class winger

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Liverpool in advance talks to sign €20m world class winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to trusted and reliable Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano of the Gianluca Di Marzio website, Liverpool have held talks with Xherdan Shaqiri's brother over a possible move to Anfield for the Swiss winger.

Arsenal attempt to lure £30m Liverpool target

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Arsenal attempt to lure £30m Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are planning to beat Liverpool in signing Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez in the summer transfer window.

The Chilean international had an impressive run for the Catalan club, before being one of the star players for his national side as Chile crashed out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Deal almost done, Chelsea star off to Spain, waiting for official confirmation

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Deal almost done, Chelsea star off to Spain, waiting for official confirmation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku produced a superb cameo display against USA, as Belgium moved into the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Brazil.

The highly rated youngster is all set to leave Chelsea and join Atletico Madrid in the summer on a season long loan.

PHOTO: Manchester United’s new home kit for the 2014-15 season

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PHOTO: Manchester United's new home kit for the 2014-15 season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's new home kit for the 2014-15 season has been revealed. According to 101 Great Goals, the following snap shows the home jersey that the Old Trafford side will sport under new manager Louis Van Gaal.

DONE DEAL: €25m Chelsea target joins Real Madrid claims Marca

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DONE DEAL: €25m Chelsea target joins Real Madrid claims Marca - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Check it out. This is the front page of Spanish newspaper Marca today.

According to the newspaper, Real Madrid have signed Bayern Munich's world class midfielder Toni Kroos, who was also a reported target of Premier League giants Chelsea.

World Cup Roundup: Five quarter-final stars linked with stunning summer transfers

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World Cup Roundup: Five quarter-final stars linked with stunning summer transfers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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Quarter-Final Five: Top summer transfer fire-startersfrom the last eight

As we enter the latter stages of the 2014 World Cup, it is becoming clear that a select group of outstanding performers are to headline this summer's transfer window, which opened officially on Tuesday, as well as continue to compete for football's most prestigious prize.

From Germany: Liverpool and Arsenal target to consider future after World Cup

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From Germany: Liverpool and Arsenal target to consider future after World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and Arsenal have been handed the much needed boost in signing Schalke star Klaas-Jan Huntelaar after the striker admitted that he will speak to the German club over his future after the World Cup.

Chelsea star’s agent says he will get in touch with Barcelona or Real if future not solved

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Chelsea star's agent says he will get in touch with Barcelona or Real if future not solved - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Petr Cech's agent has revealed he would get in touch with Barcelona or Real Madrid if Chelsea decide to sell him in the summer transfer window.

The Czech Republican international has two years left on his contract with the West London club and there has been a lot of uncertainty over his future at Stamford Bridge next season.

What will Brazil look to do with James Rodriguez? How will Colombia respond?

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What will Brazil look to do with James Rodriguez? How will Colombia respond? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Once in four years new World champions are crowned, new heroes are made, cult figures emerge and young talents rise. Some of these players capture the imaginations of many, leave opponents in their wake, and fans in admiration.

PHOTO: Arsenal sign new midfielder

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PHOTO: Arsenal sign new midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have completed the signing of 16 year old midfielder and one of England's most promising youngsters in Ben Sheaf from West Ham United. Sheaf has been touted to have a promising future is heralded to be the next big star in England.

Argentina v Belgium: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Argentina v Belgium: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the tournament favourites take on a lot of people's outsiders for the World Cup on Saturday, with Argentina facing Belgium inBrasília for a place in the semi-final.

Argentina needed 118 minutes to open the scoring against Switzerland in their second round tie.

Netherlands v Costa Rica: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Netherlands v Costa Rica: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Netherlands will take on Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on Saturday for a place in the World Cup semi-final, with the clash seen as a match betweenthe third favourites and the biggest surprise package of the tournament.

Chelsea: Volatile Diego Costa Could Be The Wrong Move By Mourinho

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Chelsea: Volatile Diego Costa Could Be The Wrong Move By Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea confirmed yesterday the £32m capture of long-term target Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, with the 25-year-old chosen by Jose Mourinho to be the answer to his strikingblues at the Bridge.

PHOTO: Adam Lallana holding the Liverpool shirt

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PHOTO: Adam Lallana holding the Liverpool shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have completed the signing of 26-year-old Adam Lallana from Southampton for a reported fee of £25, the club has confirmed. The England international has signed a long term deal at the Anfield club.

Liverpool manager gives opinion on Adam Lallana signing

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Liverpool manager gives opinion on Adam Lallana signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes the Reds' new signing Adam Lallana fits correctly into the club's requirement for the future.

The Merseyside club confirmed the deal has been agreed with Southampton for the transfer of the 26-year-old to Anfield.

World Cup betting: Argentina & Belgium look set to join quarter-finalists

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World Cup betting: Argentina & Belgium look set to join quarter-finalists - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The final round of 16 matches take place on Tuesday with Argentina facing Switzerland and Belgium facing USA to set up the final quarter-final.

A win for either Switzerland or Belgium would see 50% of the final eight made up by European nations.

€40m Manchester United and Chelsea target at loggerheads with club

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€40m Manchester United and Chelsea target at loggerheads with club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Italian website TMW, Mehdi Benatia doesn't want to travel to Roma's pre season tour to the US before his future is sorted out. The 27 year old has been constantly linked with a move away from the Giallorossi with Premier League giants Chelsea and both the Manchester clubs interested to acquire the services of the Moroccan.

Analysis: Debuchy combines with Valbuena & Varane on both ends of the pitch

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Analysis: Debuchy combines with Valbuena & Varane on both ends of the pitch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As has been the case for much of the World Cup, everything isn't as it seems. The tournament script never had Costa Rica in the quarter-finals after topping the group of death, it didn't have Spain going out at the first hurdle, Italians weren't suppose to be out in the group stages, the Dutch weren't expected to be favourites, Mexico shouldn't have been minutes away from the quarters.

World Cup Roundup: Cameroon plunged into stunning match-fixing scandal

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World Cup Roundup: Cameroon plunged into stunning match-fixing scandal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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Cameroon officials are looking into claims that seven of their players were involved in match-fixing in group stage matches involving the African side.

CONFIRMED: Chelsea reach agreement for Diego Costa transfer

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CONFIRMED: Chelsea reach agreement for Diego Costa transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have met the Spain international's buy-out clause and he will wear Chelsea's jersey for the next season.

Club confirms bid for Arsenal, Liverpool and United’s €35m target

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Club confirms bid for Arsenal, Liverpool and United's €35m target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona have confirmed they have received bids for the services of their star player Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean international has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United strongly rumoured to be interested in signing the forward.

Argentina 1-0 Switzerland: Late extra time strike from Angel Di Maria seals quarters spot for the Albiceleste

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Argentina 1-0 Switzerland: Late extra time strike from Angel Di Maria seals quarters spot for the Albiceleste - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Argentina booked their place in the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup 2014 after edging past a determined Switzerland side thanks to a dramatic extra time winner from Angel Di Maria.

Belgium 2-1 USA: Belgians dump Klinsmann’s Stars & Stripes out of the World Cup in extra-time

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Belgium 2-1 USA: Belgians dump Klinsmann's Stars & Stripes out of the World Cup in extra-time - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Going into this game, the Round of 16 had seen all 7 group winners make it throughto the quarter-finals and this game completed the octuplet. The USA fought the good fight again, taking the Belgians to extra-time before allowing a crackin their armor.

REVEALED: The real reason why Luis Suarez bites!

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REVEALED: The real reason why Luis Suarez bites! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The only slur on the spot of arguably the 'greatest-world-cup' of this century has to be the Luis Suarez biting incident that left the neutrals consumed with frustrations and drooling over the issue that marred the beautiful game.

Chelsea refuse to pay €24m for Atletico star

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Chelsea refuse to pay €24m for Atletico star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Diego Costa could be the 'first of many' to depart Vicente Calderon this summer, after Chelsea officially announced yesterday that a deal had been agreed to sign the Spain international from Atletico Madrid.

Another Chelsea striker set to leave club, Turkey possible destination

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Another Chelsea striker set to leave club, Turkey possible destination - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Italian website TMW, Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o who has already been released by Chelsea might join Turkish side Galtasaray in the summer. The 33 year old had a shocking World Cup failing to win even one game, earlier had taken to Instagram to bid an emotional goodbye to Chelsea fans.

Wilfried Zaha wants to impress Van Gaal next season

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Wilfried Zaha wants to impress Van Gaal next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United forward Wilfried Zaha hopes to return to the first team next season and make a positive impression on new manager, Louis Van Gaal.

Zaha endured a very disappointing last season at both United and Cardiff City.

Liverpool target £8m Chelsea defender, deal likely to happen

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Liverpool target £8m Chelsea defender, deal likely to happen - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers turns his attention towards bolsteringthe defence, aftercompleting the £25m transfer of England international Adam Lallana from Southampton yesterday.

While a centre-back is a top priority for the Reds, Rodgers is equally keen to sign a good left-back at the same time.