SoccerLens Archives for January 2015

Rafael Nadal and the X-Men Team up for the Australian Open 2015

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Rafael Nadal and the X-Men Team up for the Australian Open 2015 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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Done Deal: Jack Cork leaves Saints for Swans

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Done Deal: Jack Cork leaves Saints for Swans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Now former SouthamptonmidfielderJack Cork has agreed personal terms with Swansea City, and will be available for their game against Sunderland next Saturday.

The English midfielder, who made 109 appearances for Southampton, will join up with Garry Monk and his squad as they look to retain a place in the Premier League's top ten.

Done Deal: World Cup star rejects Manchester United for Chelsea

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Done Deal: World Cup star rejects Manchester United for Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have managed to beat Manchester United in signing Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado.

The Colombian international has been constantly linked with a move to Old Trafford last summer after impressing for his national side during the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.

Almost Done: Manchester United star having medical ahead of transfer move

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Almost Done: Manchester United star having medical ahead of transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash against Leicester City, Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has confirmed in his press conference that Darren Fletcher is undergoing a medical at West Ham Unitd ahead of his proposed transfer move.

Chelsea vs Manchester City: 3 key battles

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Chelsea vs Manchester City: 3 key battles - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea and Manchester City face off in a top-of-the-table blockbuster on Saturday, in a game that will go a long way to deciding where the Premier League trophy will end up in May. Defending champions City trail the Blues by 5 points going into this game and Stamford Bridge, and Manuel Pellegrini will know that losing is not an option.

Liverpool Transfer: Reds must sign Danny Ings

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Liverpool Transfer: Reds must sign Danny Ings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have entered the race for Burnley striker Danny Ings.

The England forward is out of contract in the summer and has been courted by several Premier League clubs over the last few weeks. It is believed that Burnley are willing to accept an offer of around 3-4 million pounds for their star striker as they are reluctant to lose him on a free.

Liverpool target will not move in January insists club

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Liverpool target will not move in January insists club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Earlier in the day, we had reported that Liverpool were ready to meet terms for Burnley striker Danny Ings in the last few days of the January transfer window. It was states that the Reds would buy the striker and then loan him back till the end of the season.

Done Deal: Tottenham Hotspur confirm loan transfer

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Done Deal: Tottenham Hotspur confirm loan transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed their winger Kenny McEvoy has completed a loan move to Colchester United until the end of the season.

A statement on Tottenham's official website read, "Kenny McEvoy has joined League One side Colchester United on loan for the rest of the season.

Chelsea suffer massive blow ahead of crucial Manchester City clash

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Chelsea suffer massive blow ahead of crucial Manchester City clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea striker Diego Costa will miss the Blues' crucial Premier League clash against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Brazil-born Spain international was earlier suspended for the weekend for stamping Liverpool midfielder Emre Can in the first quarter of the Capital One Cup second leg semifinal.

Done Deal: Manchester United sign right back on 18-month deal

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Done Deal: Manchester United sign right back on 18-month deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have signed young right-back from Salford City,Sadiq El Fitouri, who will link up with Warren Joyce's under 21-squad, the club has confirmed.

The 20-year-old right back impressed during a week's trial at the AON Training Complex and earned his permanent switch.

United to miss star player for four weeks as Van Gaal confirms latest injury blow

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United to miss star player for four weeks as Van Gaal confirms latest injury blow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

anchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed star midfielder Michael Carrick will be out of action for four weeks with muscle rupture.

The 33-year-old has been instrumental since he returned from the injury he picked up during the pre-season.

Photo: Arsenal’s January signing Gabriel Paulista in training session before Villa clash

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Photo: Arsenal's January signing Gabriel Paulista in training session before Villa clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will host Aston Villa in the upcoming Premier League clash between the two sides at the Emirates on Sunday.

The Gunners' latest addition Gabriel Paulista has already trained with the first team and is in contention for the weekend clash.

Louis van Gaal confirms midfielder transfer could be done in January

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Louis van Gaal confirms midfielder transfer could be done in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal has confirmed Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is holding talks with West Ham United over a potential transfer in the ongoing transfer window.

The 30-year-old returned to first team action for battling with illness caused by ulcerative colitis and was out of action since 2011, before returning in December 2013 after declaring himself completely fit.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Arsenal vs Aston Villa Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Two sides who made it into the last 16 of the FA Cup last weekend meet the Emirates Stadium for Premier League action on Sunday.

The Gunners are on a four game winning streak in all competitions and start the weekend one point outside the UEFA Champions League places.

Photo+Done Deal: Manchester City confirm midfielder transfer

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Photo+Done Deal: Manchester City confirm midfielder transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City have confirmed their midfielder Scott Sinclair has joined Aston Villa on-loan on Friday.

The deal allows Paul Lambert's side to make the deal permanent after the end of the season.

Liverpool prepare to meet terms for Tottenham target

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Liverpool prepare to meet terms for Tottenham target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are looking to do some business in the late hours of the January transfer window, as the Reds are preparing to make a move for Danny Ings and are willing to loan him back to Burnley for the rest of the season.

Juan Cuadrado set to undergo Chelsea medical in the weekend

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Juan Cuadrado set to undergo Chelsea medical in the weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After we had reported yesterday that Chelsea had agreed on a €33m deal with Fiorentina for Juan Cuadrado, we have an update on the transfer. According to the trusted and reliable TMW website from Italy who have cited Sport Italia, the Colombian is expected to fly to England in the weekend to undergo his scheduled medical for Chelsea.

Marco Reus Transfer: Encouragement for Manchester United & Chelsea

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Marco Reus Transfer: Encouragement for Manchester United & Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Dortmund's highly rated winger/forward Marco Reus is expected to leave the club next summer. He has refused to sign a new contract with the Bundesliga giants and has been targeted by all the major European clubs in the world including the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Possible Liverpool line up vs West Ham

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Possible Liverpool line up vs West Ham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will look to get over Tuesday night's disappointment of missing out on a cup final, when they take on West Ham at Anfield tomorrow.

Following a poor start to the season, the Reds have somewhat steadied the ship and are looking to get back into the mix for the final Champions League spot.

Liverpool target agrees terms; Transfer to be done in summer

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Liverpool target agrees terms; Transfer to be done in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been dealt a huge pursuit in their pursuit of Fiorentina goalkeeper who has reportedly agreed terms to join Juventus in the summer. The Brazilian shot stopper was heavily linked with Liverpool over the last couple of months but Juventus have won the race for the 25 year old.

The Cuadrado Effect: Serie A and the Premier League’s Transfer Market Relationship

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The Cuadrado Effect: Serie A and the Premier League's Transfer Market Relationship - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the age of a 24-hour news cycle, there's really no room for eerie silence in football anymore. Even in the dead of night the proverbial presses can be heard humming, mobiles buzzing and flashing a furtive glow across the bedroom of a reporter meant to be sleeping.

Costa could face City after contesting ban

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Costa could face City after contesting ban - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Already cleared of a stamp on Martin Skrtel, it looks like Diego Costa might be let off the hook completely as he looks to appeal his ban for a second stamp on Emre Can, which would see him miss Saturday's clash against Champions Man City.

Done Deal: Chelsea Secure First January Signing

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Done Deal: Chelsea Secure First January Signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have finally agreed a fee with Fiorentina for Juan Cuadrado having chased the winger throughout January.

The Times have confirmed the Premier League leaders will pay £26.3 million for the 26-year old, matching his reported €35 million buy-out clause.

Manchester United transfer: Defender to undergo medical, sign long term deal

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Manchester United transfer: Defender to undergo medical, sign long term deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United defenderMarnick Vermijlis set to undergo medical today forLokeren Oost-Vlaanderen and will sign a long term deal for the Belgian club.

United defender Marnick Vermijl (23) will undergo a medical at Lokeren & will sign a long-term deal later today (via @MichVergauwen).

Manchester United set €150m aside to sign Real Madrid Superstar

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Manchester United set €150m aside to sign Real Madrid Superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Spanish media outlet AS, Manchester United have set €150m aside to sign Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale. The report claims that the Galacticos already knows United's intentions but are unwilling to sell the former Tottenham player.

Fubo.TV Review: Watch Football Matches Live and On-Demand

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Fubo.TV Review: Watch Football Matches Live and On-Demand - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sports streaming services appear to be all the rage of late. Companies such as ESPN3, Fox Sports Go and now Fubo.TV – delivering access to both live and delayed football matches. These services allow viewers the freedom of watching games they could not attend when live.

Manchester United vs Leicester City: Possible lineups and Prediction

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Manchester United vs Leicester City: Possible lineups and Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United welcome Leicester City to Old Trafford this Sunday as Louis Van Gaal' men look to avenge their shocking 5-3 defeat at the King power stadium earlier this season.

United' leaky defence helped Nigel Pearson' side pull out one of the shockers of the season as the foxes scored five times in a thrilling comeback.

Liverpool vs West Ham Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

Liverpool's 1-0 loss to Chelsea in extra-time on Tuesday night was only their second in their last 17 matches. Aside from losing to the league leaders in the cup midweek, Liverpool's excellent form has five points off the UEFA Champions League places at the start of the weekend.

Chelsea fancy move for Argentine striker after Cuadrado scalp

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Chelsea fancy move for Argentine striker after Cuadrado scalp - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have yet to officially announce the deal for Fiorentina right wing back Juan Cuadrado, but we can fairly assume, judging by the reports from several media institutions that the deal is pretty close if not done already.

Arsenal star doubtful with hamstring injury for Aston Villa clash

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Arsenal star doubtful with hamstring injury for Aston Villa clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is doubtful for the weekend Premier League clash against Aston Villa with a hamstring injury, reports Sky Sports.

The Chilean international has quickly adapted to English football after making a switch to the Emirates from Barcelona last summer.

Manchester United vs Leicester City Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

Manchester United will be out to prove themselves against a Leicester City side that beat them 5-3 back in September.

Both side's fortunes have changed since then with the Red Devils losing just two of their 17 Premier League games since and the Foxes winning just two.

Agent says Manchester United midfielder could join PSG

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Agent says Manchester United midfielder could join PSG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


The agent of Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has revealed that his client could join Paris Saint-Germain.

The 19-year-old has less than six months left on his contract and has not agreed to sign a new deal to extend his stay at Old Trafford.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Manchester City

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is difficult to say that a game at the end of January is a title-decider. But with Chelsea leading Manchester City by 5 points going into their mouthwatering clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, it will be safe to say that a win for the Blues will make the deficit more or less unassailable for the defending champions.

Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

The top two in the Premier League clash on Saturday evening as Chelsea host defending champions Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

Both sides are on shaky form of late by their standards – José Mourinho's side have won only four of their last eight in all competitions, eliminated from the FA Cup by Bradford City and shipping five goals at Tottenham on New Year's Day.

Deal Agreed: Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle off to Wolfsburg

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Deal Agreed: Chelsea's Andre Schurrle off to Wolfsburg - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After a boring and an amazingly lacklustre transfer window so far, it seems like we have some actions in store for the final few days. Thanks to Chelsea FC.

The Blues are reportedly closing in on a deal for Juan Cuadrado, and if the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport are to be believed, Chelsea have already secured the deal with Fiorentina with Mohamed Salah going the other way on loan.

Manchester United star in negotiations for Old Trafford exit

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Manchester United star in negotiations for Old Trafford exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Brazil, Manchester United outcast Anderson could well head towards the exit from Old Trafford. A likely return to his homeland, Brazil seems likely with Internacional interested in the player in a deal worth €3.

Finally! Chelsea and Fiorentina agree €33m deal for Cuadrado

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Finally! Chelsea and Fiorentina agree €33m deal for Cuadrado - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After weeks and weeks of speculation, Juan Cuadrado is now on the cusp of becoming a Chelsea player. According to the reliable Italian newspaper Gazzetta, Fiorentina have accepted an offer of€33.

Arsenal Injury News: Alexis Sanchez doubtful vs Aston Villa

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Arsenal Injury News: Alexis Sanchez doubtful vs Aston Villa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger confirmed in his pre-match press conference this afternoon that Alexis Sanchez is doubtful for the weekend clash against Aston Villa.

The former Barcelona attacking midfielder is struggling with a hamstring problem and is likely to miss out.

Liverpool fan Akinfenwa delivers warning to Chelsea’s Costa

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Liverpool fan Akinfenwa delivers warning to Chelsea's Costa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea striker Diego Costa's aggressive performance against Liverpool during the Capital One Cup has led to an FA charge, for which he is all set to miss the crucial Premier League tie against Manchester City.

Almost Done: Star set to sign £100,000 a-week Liverpool contract

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Almost Done: Star set to sign £100,000 a-week Liverpool contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While Daniel Sturridge's potential return from his long term injury would come as a welcome boost for Liverpool, the Reds are also on the verge of announcing of Raheem Sterling's new long term contract.

Paul Walsh: Serie A star is finding it tough to select between Chelsea and United

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Paul Walsh: Serie A star is finding it tough to select between Chelsea and United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Liverpool forward Paul Walsh believes Fiorentina attacking midfielder Juan Cuadrado is facing a tough choice in selecting Chelsea and Manchester United.

The Colombian international has been a transfer target for the Premier League giants as both the clubs are looking to add the versatile player to their squad in the ongoing transfer window.

Manchester United and Chelsea’s €100m transfer target will leave, says agent

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Manchester United and Chelsea's €100m transfer target will leave, says agent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The agent of France international Paul Pogba has revealed the midfielder will leave Juventus by the end of the next season.

The 21-year-old left Manchester United on a free transfer and joined the Italian champions in 2012 and since then has grown into becoming one of the coveted midfielders in the world.

DONE DEAL: Arsenal and Chelsea target chooses to sign for Italian giants

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DONE DEAL: Arsenal and Chelsea target chooses to sign for Italian giants - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mattia Destro will completehis loan move toAC Milan, it has been confirmed today. The Italian striker has been on the radar of several top clubs in the past year or so, including Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea.

Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The second half of the German Bundesliga season kicks off on Friday as defending champions Bayern Munich travel to VfL Wolfsburg.

This is a meeting between Germany's top two teams but 11 points separate these two with Pep Guardiola's side all-but wrapping the championship up before Christmas.

Manchester United given £35m ‘Real’ headache

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Manchester United given £35m 'Real' headache - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

David De Gea's contract extension could become a real headache for Manchester United as Mark Ogden of the Telegraph claims that Real Madrid are willing to end till the end of next season to sign the Spanish goalkeeper on a free transfer.

Chelsea closing in on €35m first January signing

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Chelsea closing in on €35m first January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The latest reports from Italy are suggesting that Chelsea are closing in on Fiorentina's right wing back Juan Cuadrado and the Blues would be willing to pay his release clause if they need to do so.

Chelsea have seen an earlier bid for Cuadrado rejected, but the message coming out from Fiorentina's camp is the player would leave, should any club pay his release clause, thought to be around€35m.

Tottenham could allow £100,000-a-week star leave in January

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Tottenham could allow £100,000-a-week star leave in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite rejecting offers from Paris Saint-Germain weeks ago, Tottenham Hotspur have softened their stances and are now willing to grantEmmanuel Adebayor a loan move to join the French giants in the January transfer window.

The Rise of Denis Cheryshev

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The Rise of Denis Cheryshev - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

He is the only player not named Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to win the Man of the Match award (from WhoScored) 5 r more times in La Liga this season, he scores or assists a goal every 124 minutes in La Liga and only 5 players in the entire Top 5 Leagues have registered more assists than him.

Paulista to Arsenal: Angel Gabriel or Too Little, Too Late?

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Paulista to Arsenal: Angel Gabriel or Too Little, Too Late? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This week saw Arsenal complete the protracted transfer of Gabriel Paulista, Villarreal's Brazilian centre-back. Arsenal fans appear happy to welcome their new defensive recruit, especially one with a degree of top-level European domestic experience, but the thought occurring to many is simply: why did it take so long?

Sturridge returns but Sakho injury a big blow for Liverpool

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Sturridge returns but Sakho injury a big blow for Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When Branislav Ivanovic headed Chelsea intothe Capital one cup final on Tuesday night, the agony of a semi final defeat was not the only thing hurtingBrendan Rodgers' side.

Apart from missing out on a golden chance to win a trophy this season, the Reds have been dealt a massive blow as defender Mamadou Sakho picked up an injury that is likely to keep him out for a few weeks.

PHOTO: Arsenal forward Joel Campbell holding Villarreal #10 shirt

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PHOTO: Arsenal forward Joel Campbell holding Villarreal #10 shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Joel Campbell holding Villarreal #10 shirt

Arsenal completed the transfer of Gabriel Paulista yesterday for a reported fee of £11.2m in a deal that saw young forward Joel Campbell moving the other direction on a season long loan move.

Liverpool need more than just goalscorers to succeed

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Liverpool need more than just goalscorers to succeed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool stormed their way into the title race last season as Suarez and Sturridge helped Brendan Rodgers' side chalk up more than a 100 goals. The free scoring Reds haven't quite been themselves since the departure of Luis Suarez and the injury to Daniel Sturridge this season.

Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview – Lampard Returns

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Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview Lampard Returns - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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PHOTO: Gabriel Paulista holding Arsenal shirt

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PHOTO: Gabriel Paulista holding Arsenal shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista, for a reported fee of£11.2m, in a deal that saw forward Joel Campbell joining the La Liga giants on a season long loan.

Paulista was granteda work permit despite not having played for Brazil.

Jose Mourinho fined £25k for comments, Diego Costa faces three-match ban

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Jose Mourinho fined £25k for comments, Diego Costa faces three-match ban - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho has been fined£25,000 for the comments he made after Chelsea's 1-1 draw against Southampton in December, the FA (Football Association) have confirmed on their official website.

Newcastle Fans Unsure Over Carver Appointment

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Newcastle Fans Unsure Over Carver Appointment - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle United announced yesterday that John Carver would become the permanent manager of the team until the end of the season. Carver has been in charge as an interim manager since Alan Pardew departed for pastures new at Selhurst Park.

How would Qatari ownership of Tottenham Hotspur affect the Premier League

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How would Qatari ownership of Tottenham Hotspur affect the Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Out of major stakeholders in Premier League clubs, only Manchester City, Chelsea and Newcastle United have wealthier owners than Tottenham Hotspur, with Joe Lewis who owns over 70% of the north London club having a wealth of over £4.

The Costa Debate: Does Diego Go Too Far?

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The Costa Debate: Does Diego Go Too Far? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

All the talk on this morning's papers has been with regard to Chelsea's divisive forward Diego Costa. Rugged, powerful and aggressive, Costa has been praised for his terrier-like qualities which have seen him seamlessly adapt to life in the Premier League.

Chelsea face three key injury concerns for Manchester City clash

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Chelsea face three key injury concerns for Manchester City clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea may have picked up a famous victory last night over Liverpool to book a place in the Capital One Cup final, but it has come at a cost. The brutal, unforgiving encounter at Stamford Bridge, which went the distance and concluded in a 1-0 win for the Blues after extra-time, has left some key players battered and bruised.

Manchester United must sign Aymeric Laporte

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Manchester United must sign Aymeric Laporte - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's pursuit of a world class defender to fill up the void left by Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand could see the club going for established names in the summer. The likes of Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) and Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid) have been considered as potential targets, and the general feeling that runs among the fans and journalists is United will spend heavily in the next transfer window to bolster their defence and midfield.

Chelsea vs Liverpool: Confirmed starting line-ups

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Chelsea vs Liverpool: Confirmed starting line-ups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea:Courtois, Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Filipe Luis, Matic, Fabregas, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Diego Costa.

Subs:Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ake, Ramires, Remy, Drogba.

Video: Cristiano Ronaldo’s moment of madness

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Video: Cristiano Ronaldo's moment of madness - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid superstar and Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off last Saturday against Cordoba, which was his ninth dismissal in his career.

Ronaldo's reckless kick from behind on Edimar was followed by a slap and punch, and later rival fans taunted him on his way to the tunnel.

Manchester United could terminate £90,000 a-week star’s contract

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Manchester United could terminate £90,000 a-week star's contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is expected to leave the club next summer on a free transfer. West Ham United are trying to sign him in January, and Sam Allardyce believes there is a 50% chance of the transfer occurring.

Manchester United need to pay £75m to land Chelsea target

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Manchester United need to pay £75m to land Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, has not ruled out the possibility of star midfielder Paul Pogba leaving the club in the near future.

The 21 year-old has become the most sought-after player over the last couple of years with old club Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid all being linked.

Arsenal plot shock cut-price deal for Valencia defender

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Arsenal plot shock cut-price deal for Valencia defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are close to officially announcing the deal for Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista, as recent reports confirm that the Brazilian has beengranted the work permit to complete his move. You can read here my article Why Arsenal fans will love Paulista.

Juan Cuadrado transfer: Chelsea still in talks, no agreement yet

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Juan Cuadrado transfer: Chelsea still in talks, no agreement yet - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As Chelsea prepare for their 'Live or Die' clash with Liverpool on Tuesday night, the Blues have other battle on their hands, off the pitch, as they still in talks with Fiorentina over signing Juan Cuadrado, but as per latest report, the Londoners have yet to reach an agreement with the Colombian.

£31m defender happy to join Manchester United

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£31m defender happy to join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to eminent Spanish journalist Guillem Ballague, Athletic Bilbao's Aymeric Laporte would be happy to join Manchester United if the Red Devils pay £31m ( €42m) release clause to the Andalusian club.

Manchester United star admits Old Trafford future uncertain

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Manchester United star admits Old Trafford future uncertain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Robin van Persie has revealed that his future at Manchester United is uncertain beyond his current deal.

The Dutch international has 18 months left on his contract at Old Trafford and has not been handed a new deal.

Agent reveals Louis van Gaal blocks United teenager star’s move in January

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Agent reveals Louis van Gaal blocks United teenager star's move in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The agent of Adnan Januzaj has confirmed that Manchester United have rejected Paris Saint-Germain's bid for the midfielder.

The Belgium international was one of the very few bright prospects of David Moyes' troubled time at Old Trafford.

Arsenal plot €15m move for unsettled Spanish midfielder

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Arsenal plot €15m move for unsettled Spanish midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With Real Madrid signing Lucas Silva from Cruzeiro earlier this week, Asier Illarramendi's future at the Spanish capital has been put under a huge doubt. Spanish media outlet MARCA have reported that there is definite interest from Athletic Bilbao but there has been no agreement between the two clubs over a possible transfer.

Chelsea’s new Fantasy ‘Done Deal’

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Chelsea's new Fantasy 'Done Deal' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last week, Mondogoal, a popular soccer fantasy website, announced their new partnership deal with Chelsea FC. It was their second major deal within this month, having already secured to a partnership with the La Liga giantsFC Barcelona.

Chelsea vs Liverpool – A Modern Day Rivalry

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Chelsea vs Liverpool A Modern Day Rivalry - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea against Liverpool has become one of the modern day rivalries and tonight they lock horns yet again at Stamford Bridge for the 171st time in all competitions following last weeks 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final.

Borussia Dortmund enter race to sign Andre Schurrle, Wolfsburg officials in London for talks

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Borussia Dortmund enter race to sign Andre Schurrle, Wolfsburg officials in London for talks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Andre Schurrle transfer saga seems to drag on and on. The Chelsea midfielder has attracted a lot of interest from the Bundesliga this month, but has also stated that he would like to stay at Stamford Bridge.

The six most frustrating players in the Premier League

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The six most frustrating players in the Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

They're players who follically challenge every supporter as we tear our hair out at the lack of end product. Stephen Tudor picks out the six most exasperating talents in the top flight.

Arsenal set for striker transfer; Deal possible

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Arsenal set for striker transfer; Deal possible - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Telegraph, Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom could leave the club despite Arsene Wenger's wish to offer the player a three year contract extension. The report claims that Akpom is considering pre contract offers from Borussia Dortmund, Feyenoord and FC Twente as he decided to consider his future at the North London club.

Five reasons Arsenal fans will love Gabriel Paulista

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Five reasons Arsenal fans will love Gabriel Paulista - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are close to signingBrazilian defenderGabriel Paulista, after Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he expects to sign the Villarreal defender on Monday.

The 24-year-old, who is eligible to play in the Champions League, is expected to join within a day or two, once the work permit gets sported out, in a deal expected to be worth around£14m.

Chelsea locked in negotiation, player’s father in London to secure transfer

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Chelsea locked in negotiation, player's father in London to secure transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems increasingly likely that Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle will leave the club in the January transfer window.

Let me sum up the report from German newspaper Bild:

It claims Schurrle wants to leave the Blues in winter and he wants to return to Bundesliga with Vfl Wolfsburg.

Winger on-loan reveals Manchester United have assured he has future at Old Trafford

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Winger on-loan reveals Manchester United have assured he has future at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Portuguese winger Nani has revealed that Manchester United have urged him not to leave Old Trafford.

The 28-year-old will have three years left on his contract at the end of the season and is currently on a season-long loan at Sporting Lisbon.

Manchester United boosted in signing defender

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Manchester United boosted in signing defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been handed a massive boost in their ongoing pursuit of Nathaniel Clyne as the defender revealed his future at Southampton future in uncertain.

The 23-year-old has been on the Red Devils' radar, reports ESPN as their manager Louis van Gaal is keen on adding the right-back to the squad.

Possible Chelsea line up against Liverpool

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

Chelsea are heading into the most crucial phase of their season both on and off the pitch. The quadruple dream is all but over but the Blues were dramatically dumped out of the FA Cup by Bradford City on Saturday; the pressure is on Chelsea to win against Liverpool in the League Cup semi-final on Tuesday night at the Bridge in order to keep the dreams of winning the treble alive.

Liverpool suffer blow in signing Steven Gerrard replacement

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Liverpool suffer blow in signing Steven Gerrard replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been suffered a massive blow in signing Fabian Delph after midfielder committed his future to Aston Villa after signing a new deal.

The 25-year-old had just six months left on his previous contract and was linked with a move to Liverpool as he was considered to replace the Reds star player Steven Gerrard at Anfield.

Arsenal plot move for defender despite acquiring Paulista

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Arsenal plot move for defender despite acquiring Paulista - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are on the verge of announcing the signing of Gabriel Paulista from Villareal with manager Arsene Wenger claiming that the official is imminent.

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that a deal for Gabriel Paulista should be done imminently: http://t.

Juan Cuadrado wants Chelsea move; Over to you Jose

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Juan Cuadrado wants Chelsea move; Over to you Jose - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Sky Sports, it is believed that Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado wants to join Chelsea before the winter transfer window's deadline day. The report claims that the Blues will need to pay £26.

Chelsea turn attention to £15m Arsenal target

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Chelsea turn attention to £15m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While Chelsea are dealing with double deals at the moment in signing Juan Cuadrado and Douglas Costa, if the reports are to be believed, Duncan Castles in his Exclusive for Goal has claimed that the Blues are also interested in Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko.

Harry Kane vs Danny Ings: England’s best attacking talents?

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Harry Kane vs Danny Ings: England's best attacking talents? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham are reportedly ready to offer £5m for Burnley striker Danny Ings. Other clubs monitoring the situation are said to be Southampton following Shane Long's injury in the FA Cup this weekend as well as Chelsea and Manchester City who are both looking to increase their quota of homegrown players.

Possible Liverpool line up against Chelsea

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

Liverpool face Chelsea in the second leg of the League Cup tie at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night and the Reds need a victory to progress through to the finals. The tie now evenly poised with the first leg ending 1-1 at Anfield, and although Chelsea have the home advantage, Liverpool certainly have the fire-power to cause Chelsea another major upset.

Done Deal: Arsenal Complete Second January Signing

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Done Deal: Arsenal Complete Second January Signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have completed the signing of centre-back Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal.

Moments ago, Sky Sports' Spanish football journalist Guillem Balagué broke the news on Twitter:

All confirmed with Gabriel.

Liverpool Given Major Boost in Argentine Target

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Liverpool Given Major Boost in Argentine Target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been given a major boost in the pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has asked the board to sell the 29-year old sooner rather than later.

Agent Confirms Manchester United Interest in Defender

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Agent Confirms Manchester United Interest in Defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The agent of Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Marquinhos has admitted that Manchester United have shown interest in the Brazilian defender.

Furthermore, the highly-rated 20-year old could leave in the near future if he is not guaranteed regular football for the French Ligue 1 champions.

What beating City really means for Arsenal and their fans

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What beating City really means for Arsenal and their fans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal emerged victorious in a tough away fixture.

Now a working week has passed since Arsenal beat Man City, we take a look at some of the key takeaways from the game.

The past month has seen Santi Cazorla develop into the player Wenger thought he had signed when he paid 42.

Revealed: £16m Liverpool star was close to exit; Deal now unlikely

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Revealed: £16m Liverpool star was close to exit; Deal now unlikely - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Parma President Ermir Kodra has revealed that the Italian club was close to join the Italian side but the club later pulled out as they were unable to conclude the deal. In an interview with Gazzetta Dello Sport, Kodra said, "We were very close to Mario Balotelli, but we were unable to conclude the deal"

Balotelli joined Liverpool from AC Milan in a £16m transfer but has misfired since joining the Anfield side.

Agent’s comments sparks Chelsea midfielder transfer talks

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Agent's comments sparks Chelsea midfielder transfer talks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Let's start the day with a couple of transfer rumours surrounding Chelsea. According to reports from the trusted and reliable TMW website from Italy, Blues midfielder Ramires faces an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal plot move for Italian defender; Transfer Likely

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Arsenal plot move for Italian defender; Transfer Likely - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from the reliable TMW website in Italy, Arsenal are plotting a move for young Italian defender Giuseppe Scalera from Bari. Transfer Market expert Alfredo Pedulla in his own website has also claimed that the Gunners are looking at the 17 year old right back who could move to England soon.

Chelsea reach agreement for player transfer

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Chelsea reach agreement for player transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Football Italia, Roma have reached an agreement to sign Chelsea outcast Mohammed Salah. The deal is believed to be on loan with an option to buy or €17m. The recent developments have come despite Blues manager Jose Mourinho claiming it would take a phenomenal offer to convince Chelsea to sell players in the January transfer window.

Arsenal plot clever move to pounce on Liverpool target

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Arsenal plot clever move to pounce on Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto according to reports from the Daily Mail. The British Media outlet claims that a goalkeeper is Arsenal's top priority signing for the coming summer.

Manchester United in talks to sign €20m defender?

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Manchester United in talks to sign €20m defender? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With less than a fortnight remaining in the winter transfer window. Manchester United are surely expected to address their defensive concerns as they aim to finish in the top four this season.

The Red Devils have been linked with Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels but the German is not expected to move till he summer.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Bradford City

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Bradford City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have a very interesting week coming up. If results go their way, by the start of February, they could have one hand on the Premier League trophy, qualify for the Capital One Cup final and be in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Chelsea to accept phenomenal offer to fund move for £26m Manchester United target

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Chelsea to accept phenomenal offer to fund move for £26m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has played down reports on signing Juan Cuadrado and has rubbished talks regarding imminent exits for Andre Schurrle and Mohammed Salah. The Special One said, "I shouldn't make any comments about players from other clubs.

‘Homeless’ Ronaldo surprises young fan

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'Homeless' Ronaldo surprises young fan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo, the current Ballon d'Or winner dressed up as a homeless man tosurprise a young fan in Madrid.

The Portuguese, who recently broke up with his girl friend, disguised in a wig, moustache and baggy clothes in Plaza del Callao, approached aSpanishtoddler in the populated square.

Manchester United’s De Gea dilemma

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Manchester United's De Gea dilemma - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are unnecessarily inviting more pressure on themselves by not providing David de Gea a new contract.

De Gea is arguably the best player of United this season, and possibly head and shoulders above all the goal keepers in the Premier League.

Wenger: I nearly signed Di Maria for Free

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Wenger: I nearly signed Di Maria for Free - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal missed out on signing Manchester United superstar Angel di Maria for free, when he was just 17.

In Wenger's long tenure at Arsenal, he has missed out on signing several top players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Yaya Toure and Zlatan Ibrahimovic who nearly joined Arsenal when they were youngsters.

The Standard of Refereeing in the Premier League

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The Standard of Refereeing in the Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The standard of refereeing in the Premier League has long been a matter of great debate. It is all too easy to criticise referee's but as you watch pundits and analysts show eight replays of an incident in super slow motion before lambasting a referee for not spotting that a centre-half actually got a toe-end on the ball before making contact with the man, one ought not forget the circumstances in which referees operate.

Top Five Best Premier League Penalty Takers

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Top Five Best Premier League Penalty Takers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following 'Mirallas-gate' on Monday night our friends over at www.oulala.com have taken a closer look to who the five best ever Premier League penalty takers are.

It's no surprise that Kevin Mirallas failed to make the cut.

Tottenham confirmed midfielder agrees new deal

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Tottenham confirmed midfielder agrees new deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed Ryan Mason has signed a new five-and-a-half year deal on Thursday.

The 23-year-old came up through the ranks of the north London club's youth system before breaking into the first team in 2008.

Done Deal: Manchester United confirm striker transfer

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Done Deal: Manchester United confirm striker transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Will Keane has joined Championship Club Sheffield Wednesday on-loan until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old came up through the ranks of the Red Devils' youth setup and spent the last few seasons away from Old Trafford on-loan.

Done Deal: Tottenham confirms defender transfer

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Done Deal: Tottenham confirms defender transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Naughton has completed his move to Swansea City for an undisclosed fee on Thursday.

"We have reached agreement with Swansea City for the transfer of Kyle Naughton," Tottenham released a statement on their official website.

LVG confirms star duo set to return for FA Cup clash against Cambridge

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LVG confirms star duo set to return for FA Cup clash against Cambridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed striker Robin van Persie and defender Luke Shaw are fit to face Cambridge United.

The 20-times English champions will take on League Two outfit in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday night.

Better than Manchester United: Dream Chelsea 5-a-side team

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Better than Manchester United: Dream Chelsea 5-a-side team - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Forget the 5-a-side dream teams that Manchester United players have been selecting recently. Here are some stats from Opta powered fantasy football game www.oulala.com that prove Chelsea have the ultimate 5-a-side team!

Five Underrated Serie A Stars Premier League Clubs Should Sign

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Five Underrated Serie A Stars Premier League Clubs Should Sign - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Opening up the papers from the past few days, one would find transfer column inches dominated by two of the biggest names in Serie A – Juan Cuadrado and Paul Pogba. There's a sort of fatalism in Italian football concerning star players these days, in that clubs don't possess the kind of financial clout to keep hold of them through the peak years of their careers.

How safe is Steve Bruce?

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How safe is Steve Bruce? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Only four months ago you'd have been laughed at for suggesting that Steve Bruce's job could be under any threat. Having achieved promotion to the Premier League in his first season at Hull City, Bruce went on to lead the club to their highest ever league finish as well as their first FA Cup Final.

5 important facts Arsenal fans learnt from the win at Manchester City

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5 important facts Arsenal fans learnt from the win at Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

1. Arsene Wenger has not lost his tactical nous

It was quite unexpected for all football fans that Wenger had a trick up his sleeve for this away game. Arsenal fans did not have too much hope for this game, and pundits, like Gary Neville, were condemning Arsenal before the game had even started.

Chelsea’s £26m masterplan for quadruple tilt

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Chelsea's £26m masterplan for quadruple tilt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Telegraph from yesterday evening, Chelsea are in talks to sign Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado in the upcoming days of the January transfer window. Cuadrado was linked heavily with Manchester United in the summer but the Colombian, who had a dazzling World Cup in Brazil, preferred to stay in Italy.

Football Money League: 8 Premier League clubs in Top 20

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Football Money League: 8 Premier League clubs in Top 20 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While European Champions Real Madrid continue to enjoy supremacy at the top, the 2015 Deloitte Money League features eight clubs from the Premier League the most from any country in Europe.

Manchester United, despite going through a disastrous campaign last season, have moved two places up in the second place, with the club reaping the benefits of huge commercial growth and are now strong favourites to become the richest club in the world in coming years.

Good News: Wenger confirms talks with Paulista “progressing well”

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Good News: Wenger confirms talks with Paulista "progressing well" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that talks with Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista are ongoing at the moment, but he is unsure whether Arsenal can land him before the January transfer window, because of work permit issues.

Manchester United make €80m offer for midfield maestro; Transfer possible?

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Manchester United make €80m offer for midfield maestro; Transfer possible? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Italian media outlet La Stampa, Manchester United have reportedly made a mega €80m offer to Juventus for Paul Pogba. The reliable TMW website have also quoted Sport Mediaset citing the same offer for the Frenchman.

Five Chelsea players in top 20, Two Arsenal players in top 10 rankings

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Five Chelsea players in top 20, Two Arsenal players in top 10 rankings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the latest edition of the EA Sports Player Performance Index Rankings, five Chelsea players have booked their places in Premier League top 20 rankings. Chelsea steamrolled Swansea City 5-0 last Saturday; the result that took them five points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Three Talking Points from League Cup Tie

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Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Three Talking Points from League Cup Tie - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A dominant Liverpool performance should have been rewarded with a win in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi final, buts its advantage Chelsea going to Stamford Bridge in a week's time.

How Santi got his groove back

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How Santi got his groove back - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As The Gunners glow over their most complete performance as a unit in years, answers are being sought as to how Arsenal managed to pull off one of their greatest results of recent times with a 0-2 victory versus Manchester City at the Etihad.

Liverpool Could Land England International for Free

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Liverpool Could Land England International for Free - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool target James Milner is "a long way off reaching an agreement" over a new contract with Manchester City, according to the Guardian today.

The England international has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks should the defending Premier League champions fail to reach a new deal with the 29-year old.

Five Players Who Turned It Around For Liverpool

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Five Players Who Turned It Around For Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following four consecutive defeats, a shock exit from the Champions League and a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford, there were five players central in turning Liverpool's season around:

Lucas Leiva: He remains one of the most under-rated players in Brendan Rodgers' squad, but that hardly seem to bother him on pitch.

From Italy: €16m Chelsea target will not sign for Arsenal

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From Italy: €16m Chelsea target will not sign for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We have been tracking Roma striker Mattia Destro's transfer situation throughout the past summer. It was believed the Italian who was frustrated with his limited gametime in the Italian capital would leave the club.

Done Deal: Tottenham confirm defender transfer

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Done Deal: Tottenham confirm defender transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur defender Milos Veljkovic has joined Charlton Athletic on-loan till the end of the season.

The 19-year-old feature for the north London club during the Europa League game against Limasol earlier this season.

Belgium star midfielder reveals he always liked Manchester United

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Belgium star midfielder reveals he always liked Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Zenit Saint Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel has revealed that he dreams of playing in the Premier League and has opened the door for a move to Manchester United.

The 26-year-old joined the Russian club from Benfica in 2012 and has still over two years left on his contract with his current employers.

Mourinho reveals he rejected chance to sign Manchester United star duo

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Mourinho reveals he rejected chance to sign Manchester United star duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he had an opportunity to sign Manchester United stars Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, before the duo joined the Red Devils.

The Argentine international joined Louis van Gaal's side for a British record transfer fee of £57.

Chelsea begin talks to sign €35m top-quality midfielder, deal close?

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Chelsea begin talks to sign €35m top-quality midfielder, deal close? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have begun talks to sign Fiorentina midfielder Juan Cuadrado, according to sources in Italy. Despite Jose Mourinho stating that an ideal January transfer window for him would be one without any incomings or outgoings, the Colombian is a player he is very interested in.

£16m Liverpool star set for Anfield exit in January?

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£16m Liverpool star set for Anfield exit in January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have rejected Parma's offer to loan striker Mario Balotelli till the end of the season. The controversial Italian has misfired since joining Liverpool from AC Milan for £16m and his future at Anfield has been under intense speculations.

Newcastle vs Southampton Match Report

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Newcastle vs Southampton Match Report - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In a tale of two deflections it was high-flying Southampton who came out of a tight encounter with the three points. No at their fluent best, the Saints were fatigued perhaps by their midweek FA Cup clash with Ipswich.

Chelsea chase €35m Manchester United target, January bid likely?

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Chelsea chase €35m Manchester United target, January bid likely? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the curious questions I have seen asked by many Chelsea fans on social media is where the club should consider bolstering from here on. The current squad is choc-a-bloc with highly talented players with almost all of them are performing at a great level that seems like a perfect well-oiled machine.

Do Arsenal really need £15m Tottenham target?

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Do Arsenal really need £15m Tottenham target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Soccerlens writer Tamojit covered a report yesterday that Arsenal are preparing a move for Roma's unwanted striker Mattia Destro. Italian newspaperGazzetta Dello Sport claims that Mattia Destro's agent willfly to London within a day or two to hold talks with Arsenal over apossible transfer move.

Premier League Relegation: The Battle at the Bottom

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Premier League Relegation: The Battle at the Bottom - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The battle at the bottom is as tight as ever this season, and at this stage at least eight teams are scrapping for their lives in the Premier League. We take a look at the sides from 12th to 20th and see who's best equipped to ward off the drop.

Development of African Football: How is Europe & Asia Helping?

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Development of African Football: How is Europe & Asia Helping? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite remaining only a minority in European football, African footballers have impacted the game in our continent in a way which exceeds merely providing great individual talents.

Footballers such as George Weah and Tony Yeboah and, more recently, Yaya Toure and Samuel Eto'o have lit up the European game with astonishing ability; however, the style of play cultivated in Africa, visible both in our leagues and on the international stage, has added much more to the game.

Done Deal: German midfielder secures Chelsea transfer

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Done Deal: German midfielder secures Chelsea transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin will join Belgian champions Anderlecht today, after reports emerged that a deal has been agreed.

Marko Marin will join Belgian champions Anderlecht on loan today.

Possible Liverpool line up vs Chelsea

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Possible Liverpool line up vs Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool face Premier League leaders Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday, and the Reds must capitalise on the home advantage tonight.

Chelsea and Liverpool were involved in great cup-matches over the years, and this one promises to be yet another cracker.

Steven Gerrard: A Red legend who might have been a Blue

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Steven Gerrard: A Red legend who might have been a Blue - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Football, like life, is often a story of 'what ifs'. What if Pele had played in Europe? What if Frank Lampard's goal against Germany in the 2010 World Cup hadn't been disallowed? What Diego Maradona's Hand of God had been chalked off?

Stat Attack: Chelsea midfielder best in the world

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Stat Attack: Chelsea midfielder best in the world - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The guys at Opta powered fantasy football game www.oulala.com have taken an in-depth statistical look at the midfielder's return to the Premier League.

In Chelsea's 5-0 dismantling of Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, midfielder Cesc Fbregas notched up his fifteenth league assist of the season and became the first player in Premier League history to provide 15 assists in two seasons (2007/08 and 2014/15).

German superstar speaks out on future; Manchester United transfer possible?

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German superstar speaks out on future; Manchester United transfer possible? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It has been a quiet January transfer window for Manchester United after their spending spree in the summer. With less than a fortnight remaining for the winter transfer window to close, the Red Devils might not be signing any player.

Agent in London to secure Chelsea transfer, negotiation at advanced stage

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Agent in London to secure Chelsea transfer, negotiation at advanced stage - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Transfer stories are often tedious, bordering on boredom,because it is damn repetitive. The same thing is regurgitated, here and there, in bits and pieces, and sometimes very little to add on even after weeks.

Arsenal look to Spain again to land second January signing

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Arsenal look to Spain again to land second January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Image courtesy: Guardian

As I said in my last article, I was away from watching football this weekend. My Arsenal friends (that's how we call these days!) however kept sending me incessant texts after Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Manchester City last night.

£30m goal machine shrugs off possible Liverpool Transfer

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£30m goal machine shrugs off possible Liverpool Transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have suffered a major blow in their pursuit of Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain as the Argentine claimed that he is happy at Napoli after driving his side to a 1-0 win over Lazio on Sunday.

Arsenal on alert after Wenger’s striker target admits January transfer is possible

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Arsenal on alert after Wenger's striker target admits January transfer is possible - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have been handed a massive encouragement in their ongoing pursuit of signing Bafétimbi Gomis after the striker admitted that he could leave Swansea City in the ongoing transfer window.

Chelsea and Manchester United’s hope dashed in signing La Liga star

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Chelsea and Manchester United's hope dashed in signing La Liga star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Chelsea and Manchester United's hope of signing Raphael Varane have been dashed after the defender revealed that he remains committed to Real Madrid.

The French international has seen his first team appearances have been limited this season, which had raised concern over his long-term future at the Spanish capital club.

Chelsea confirm interest in Manchester united target, player could reject both

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Chelsea confirm interest in Manchester united target, player could reject both - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have a good supply line and groomingconnection with Dutch clubs, just like Arsenal have with French clubs, with a slight difference.

In Arsenal's case, Wenger takes player from French clubs and nurtures them properly.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Liverpool

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Capital One Cup is the first trophy up-for-grabs every season. Two extremely successful teams in the history of the competition in Chelsea and Liverpool collide in the semi-finals for a place in the final in February.

Chelsea & United to make stunning move for €55m Real Madrid superstar?

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Chelsea & United to make stunning move for €55m Real Madrid superstar? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On Sunday The Express published an article with this headline "Man Utd and Chelsea could offer former Spurs star Luka Modric Premier League return." Despite knowing that is not from a so-called reliable source, still the inquisitive mind popped in to check the content.

Liverpool should use star as bait to land €30m Manchester United target

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Liverpool should use star as bait to land €30m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Glen Johnson's future at Liverpool remains highly uncertain after developments over the past few weeks. The right back has been under the scanner over the last two seasons as his form has been nothing short of poor.

Liverpool vs Chelsea: 3 key decisions for Jose Mourinho

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Liverpool vs Chelsea: 3 key decisions for Jose Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool in the first-leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final on the back of one of their best performances of the season. At the weekend, the Blues dismantled Swansea City 5-0 in what was believed to be a tough assignment.

Serie A striker’s agent set to hold talks with Arsenal today; Transfer likely?

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Serie A striker's agent set to hold talks with Arsenal today; Transfer likely? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal fans would have had a great night's sleep after they beat reigning Champions Manchester City at the Etihad last night. And reports from Football Italia would make them even happier.

Chelsea – Strengths and Weaknesses After 2014

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Chelsea Strengths and Weaknesses After 2014 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One half of the season is over, and I can imagine Jose Mourinho will be very pleased with the performance of Chelsea so far. Deservedly top of the table, and still looking very strong. However, conceding 5 to Tottenham on New Year's Day and being on identical points and goal difference with Manchester City will still cause some anxiety in Stamford Bridge.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool: Score & Highlights

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Aston Villa vs Liverpool: Score & Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

KICK OFF: 3PM GMT Aston Villa 0-0 Liverpool

Week 22 of the Barclays Premier League returns to action as Liverpool travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa.

Both the clubs are heading into this match on theback of acontrasting run of form, Liverpool with three wins in their last four games have moved into 8th, only five points outside top four.

Why Serie A is Missing Out on its Most Marketable Aspect

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Why Serie A is Missing Out on its Most Marketable Aspect - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

"Italian football has always been different, special," John Foot wrote in an addendum to Calcio, his history of the beautiful game in the peninsula. "The term ‘calcio' immediately conjures up a game fired by a ruthless culture: winners are always right, losers always wrong, and sportsmanship a sweet anachronism.

Premier League Player of the Season: Halftime Review

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Premier League Player of the Season: Halftime Review - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We're over half way through this season's 2014/15 Premier League campaign, and at this midway point it's worth taking a look at who are the front runners for this years Premier League Player of the Season Award.

Isco vs James Rodriguez

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Isco vs James Rodriguez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A Real Madrid predicted line-up often has an irregularity. The third midfielder. Often, (before Luka Modric was out injured) the midfield would go Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Isco/James Rodriguez. There has been no definitive winner over first pick, although James had started 6 more times.

Transfer Lens: Arsenal reject moves for Gundogan & Januzaj

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Transfer Lens: Arsenal reject moves for Gundogan & Januzaj - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are on the verge of securing their first signing in the January transfer window, after Arsene Wenger confirmed thatKrystian Bielik has joined from Legia Warsaw.

Legia demanded a total package of£2.

Five Things to look out for in the Premier League weekend

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Five Things to look out for in the Premier League weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With gameweek 22 upon us in the Premier League, Manchester City vs Arsenal rightly hogs the limelight in a blockbuster clash. Several subplots are about to unfold across 10 games while we could witness how some of the January signings fare in their new colours.

What Can Jordon Ibe Bring To The Liverpool Team?

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What Can Jordon Ibe Bring To The Liverpool Team? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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'One for the future' would probably be the line taken by most Liverpool fans when questioned about youngster Jordon Ibe this season, however Brendan Rodgers has decided to recall the 19-year-old from his loan at Derby County this week.

Wenger ready to replace Debuchy with Portuguese wing back

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Wenger ready to replace Debuchy with Portuguese wing back - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Offensive wingbacks in modern football are a rare commodity. Maybe the notion is not better known by any other club rather than Arsenal. Arsene Wenger had earlier allowed Bacary Sagna to leave the club and had signed Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United.

Done Deal: Star Liverpool midfielder leaves Anfield

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Done Deal: Star Liverpool midfielder leaves Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have confirmed their midfielder Suso has left Anfield and completed a switch to AC Milan on Saturday.

The 21-year-old had less than six months left on his contract and could have made an exit from the Merseyside club on a free transfer at the end of the season.

5 strikers Roy Hodgson needs to decide between to bring into the England set up

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5 strikers Roy Hodgson needs to decide between to bring into the England set up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The first international break of 2015 comes at the end of March, but the England manager, Roy Hodgson, must currently be contemplating on which strikers to call up to the squad, if all are fit.

Has the time come for Arsene Wenger leave Arsenal?

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Has the time come for Arsene Wenger leave Arsenal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger was relatively unknown in England when joining, but quickly gained the respect of the players, coaches and pundits, as he led Arsenal to the Premier League and FA Cup double in his first full season in 1997/98.

What Arsene Wenger should be doing this January in order to make amends for last Summer

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What Arsene Wenger should be doing this January in order to make amends for last Summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Usually in the summer transfer window, Arsenal fans are left anxiously biting at their fingernails for their manager, Arsene Wenger, to make his first move. It usually ends up with last minute transfer panic buys, which, in past years, has led to the introduction of players such as Andre Santos and Park Chu-Young.

West Ham vs Hull City Preview

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West Ham vs Hull City Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Steve Bruce's Hull City side will head to West Ham this Sunday looking to get themselves out of the Premier League relegation zone. West Ham meanwhile, face no such fears, sitting pretty in 7th place the Hammers still have an outside chance of qualifying for European football.

Jose Mourinho expresses wish for quiet January transfer window

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Jose Mourinho expresses wish for quiet January transfer window - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho was back to face the media ahead of Chelsea's trip to Swansea City on Saturday. Last week, it was assistant manager Steve Holland who was present at the press-conference, following a turbulent week in which Mourinho was in the news for his irate comments on referees.

Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

Super Sunday concludes with arguably the most-anticipated game of the weekend as defending champions Manchester City host Arsenal.

Manchester City have won six of their last seven at home in the Premier League but have conceded two goals in each of their past two at the Etihad Stadium – a 2-2 draw with Burnley followed by a 3-2 win over Sunderland.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Swansea City

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Swansea City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea face a tough trip to Wales as they take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. The Blues have a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League table and will be looking to extend that to five before Manchester City face a difficult home game against Arsenal on Sunday.

5 Reasons Why Arsenal Could Get a Result at City

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5 Reasons Why Arsenal Could Get a Result at City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal travel to Manchester City on Sunday with a poor record at the Etihad in recent seasons – four losses in their last six visits (W1, D1).

Manuel Pellegrini's side are second in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Chelsea and some 11 points clear of Arsenal.

Chelsea in negotiation with Roma, €17m deal offered, contracts ready

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Chelsea in negotiation with Roma, €17m deal offered, contracts ready - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has managed seven games this season in all competitions and 30 minutes in the Premier League only. It was evident his time at Chelsea is as good as over, and recent report suggests the Blues are looking to sell him abroad to Serie A giants Roma in the January transfer window.

Liverpool’s tactical plans after Daniel Sturridge returns

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Liverpool's tactical plans after Daniel Sturridge returns - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Daniel Sturridge back in training has been a welcome boost for Brendan Rodgers and every Liverpool fan across the globe.

The England international has missed most of this season due to a recurring thigh problem.

Jordon Ibe’s return could signal a tactical change at Liverpool

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Jordon Ibe's return could signal a tactical change at Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool confirmed last night that youngster Jordon Ibe has been recalled from his successful loan spell at Derby.

The Liverpool youngster has progressed exceptionally, playing regularly for the Championship outfit and has five goals to his name so far this season.

Liverpool must do everything to sign Luciano Vietto

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Liverpool must do everything to sign Luciano Vietto - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After a mesmerizing season in front of goal last year, Liverpool have struggled to find the net time and again this season. The departure of Luis Suarez and injury to Daniel Sturridge has left the reds toothless upfront.

Exciting Teenager in Liverpool First Team for 2nd Half of the Season

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Exciting Teenager in Liverpool First Team for 2nd Half of the Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have recalled exciting prospect Jordon Ibe from his loan spell at Derby County.

The England under-20 international originally joined the Championship side on a season-long loan but Reds boss Brendan Rodgers appears to have plans for the youngster during the second half of the Premier League season.

The curious case of Adnan Januzaj

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The curious case of Adnan Januzaj - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Flashback October 2013: Manchester United's disastrous season is about to get worse. David Moyes' side are down to a solitary goal against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light going into half time, looking down the barrel.

Alexis Sanchez vs Sergio Aguero: Pellegrini’s interesting verdict

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Alexis Sanchez vs Sergio Aguero: Pellegrini's interesting verdict - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This Sunday sees Manchester City welcome Arsenal to the Etihad in what promises to be a spicy encounter after last season's 6-3 epic.

Back in September the two teams met at the Emirates in a hard fought 2-2 draw.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Aston Villa vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool look to continue their impressive form when they travel to Aston Villa on Saturday, having lost only one of their last 13 games in all competitions and taking 11 points from their last five Premier League fixtures.

QPR vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

Manchester United's long unbeaten run came to an end last weekend when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Southampton without forcing a single save out of Fraser Forster.

Queens Park Rangers are without a win in their last five matches in all competitions but are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games at Loftus Road, drawing their last two.

QPR vs Manchester United: 3 key decisions for Louis van Gaal

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QPR vs Manchester United: 3 key decisions for Louis van Gaal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United would be looking to get back to winning ways, following their shock defeat at the hands of Southampton at Old Trafford last week, when they face relegation struggling QPR on Saturday in the Premier League.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Arsenal

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It's beginning to look a lot like Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A man of the match display from their talismanic forward? The return of a key player met with the injury to another? A defeat to a top four side followed up with a routine win over a bottom half dweller? It's beginning to look a lot like Arsenal.

Van Gaal coy on January transfers, Falcao must prove himself

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Van Gaal coy on January transfers, Falcao must prove himself - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will faceQPR on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League keen to bounce back from their shock 1-0 defeat against Southampton last week at Old Trafford. Ahead of the match, Louis van Gaal spoke about injuries, January Transfer window and other issues.

Arsenal rocked by double Injury blows; What should Wenger do next?

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Arsenal rocked by double Injury blows; What should Wenger do next? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems as if thee is no end to Arsena's misery when it comes to deal with injuries to key players. The Gunners have been rocked with two fresh blows as Mathieu Debuchy and Mikel Arteta have been sidelined for three months.

Hilarious! Balotelli does Ronaldo’s ‘Siiii’ impression

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Hilarious! Balotelli does Ronaldo's 'Siiii' impression - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo won his third Ballon d'Or award thisweek in Zurich. The Portugal international however became victim of jokes in the social media for hisstrange celebration in the Ballon d'Or gala where he made a strange noise.

Rodgers Outlines Liverpool’s January Transfer Plans

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Rodgers Outlines Liverpool's January Transfer Plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will take on Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday at the Villa Park, where the Reds will be looking to make five away wins in a row in all competitions. Ahead of the match on Saturday, Brendan Rodgers in his pre-match press conference has discussed about Liverpool's injury news, transfer speculations and other issues.

Media Watch: Mourinho ready to axe Chelsea duo, Race for Messi hots up

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Media Watch: Mourinho ready to axe Chelsea duo, Race for Messi hots up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In today's edition of UK Press Review, we have yet another sensational twist in Lionel Messi rumours, as Sun Sport claim Manchester City are well in the hunt to sign the Argentine wizard.

The Progress of Asian Nations in World Football

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The Progress of Asian Nations in World Football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There is little doubt that football in Asia was given a massive boost by World Cup 2002 which was jointly hosted by Japan and South Korea. It was doubly advantageous that the two hosts put on a good show on the field.

Transfer Lens: Arsenal Prepare £55m Bid For BVB Duo, Latest on Reus & Dybala

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Transfer Lens: Arsenal Prepare £55m Bid For BVB Duo, Latest on Reus & Dybala - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

I have decided to shake things up a bit in my Transfer Lens column. Instead of jotting down all major transfer stories, I will bring here top three transfer stories from around UK papers and websites, with bit of analysis.

Manchester United must swallow pride to sign €100m Real Madrid target

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Manchester United must swallow pride to sign €100m Real Madrid target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite the huge money spent on players last summer, Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United have exactly the same number of points that David Moyes' Red Devils did at this stage last season.

Is This Liverpool’s Goalkeeper for Next Season?

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Is This Liverpool's Goalkeeper for Next Season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are considering a move for Club Bruges and Australia number one Matthew Ryan in the summer.

Chris Boscombe of the Telegraph has reported that Brendan Rodgers has sent a scout to watch the highly-rated 22-year old in action as the Reds go in search of a new goalkeeper.

Chelsea should seal Marco Reus deal to become Europe’s best

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Chelsea should seal Marco Reus deal to become Europe's best - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho is building what looks to be an extremely formidable outfitat Chelsea. The current squad is one of the best that the club has had in the last decade and with the large number of youngsters, the future only looks brighter.

Bundesliga: Dzeko, Muller and the best strike partnerships of all time

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Bundesliga: Dzeko, Muller and the best strike partnerships of all time - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bundesliga have been blessed with its fair share of good strikers down the years and todaywe look at some itsbeststrike partnerships.

Rivalries have been the most congenial part of the game since football established itself as the most beautiful sport in the world.

Marco Reus, Jurgen Klopp and why Borussia Dortmund will be back

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Marco Reus, Jurgen Klopp and why Borussia Dortmund will be back - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Speaking to the club website earlier, Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp reaffirmed his belief in his players and claimed that he is confident of a turnaround in the second half of the season.

Deal Agreed: Krystian Bielik to undergo Arsenal medical tomorrow

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Deal Agreed: Krystian Bielik to undergo Arsenal medical tomorrow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have agreed a£2.5m transfer dealfor Legia Warsaw midfielder Krystian Bielik, according to James Olly of The Evening Standard. Legia Warsaw has confirmed that Bielik will travel to London to undergo medical tomorrow.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud tried to emulate former Chelsea flop

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud tried to emulate former Chelsea flop - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that he grew up watching Andriy Shevchenko and was trying to emulate the Ukrainian legend.

Shevchenko was one of the most prolific strikers in the game while he was at Dynamo Kyiv and AC Milan.

New Balance Liverpool 2015/16 Kits Leaked

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New Balance Liverpool 2015/16 Kits Leaked - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The new Liverpool 15-16 Kits for 2015/16 season made by New Balance have appeared online. The new Liverpool 15-16 home, away and third kit have been manufactured by Boston based New Balance, after it emerged that Warrior Football's parent company has been rebranded as New Balance from 2015.

Liverpool’s January transfer target reveals he rejected offers from England

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Liverpool's January transfer target reveals he rejected offers from England - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed that he had offers from England, Germany and others clubs in Italy before he left Bayern Munich for Inter Milan.

The Swiss international completed his switch to the Milan outfit earlier this month.

Confirmed: Manchester City unhappy star joins Bundesliga outfit on-loan

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Confirmed: Manchester City unhappy star joins Bundesliga outfit on-loan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Matija Nastasic has joined Schalke on-loan until the end of the season, Manchester City have confirmed.

A statement on City's official website read, " Matija Nastasic has joined German side Schalke 04 on loan until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent deal.

Wilfried Bony: Manchester City striker’s enviable stats

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Wilfried Bony: Manchester City striker's enviable stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Premier League's top three goal scorers of 2014 have joined forces after Wilfried Bony's move from Swansea City to Manchester City was officially confirmed.

The 26-year-old scored 20 league goals for Swansea during the last calendar year.

Madrid set to offer €100m for Chelsea and United target

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Madrid set to offer €100m for Chelsea and United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Whenever Manchester United fans read any rumours regarding Paul Pogba, they would bite their nails in disappointment. What might have been the story had the young Frenchman not left the Old Trafford side?

Done Deal: Manchester City complete Wilfried Bony signing

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Done Deal: Manchester City complete Wilfried Bony signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City have confirmed they have signed Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony on Wednesday.

The Ivory Coast international joined the Premier League champions on a four-and-a-half year deal.

Ronaldo’s son big fan of Messi

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Ronaldo's son big fan of Messi - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Media might have created a notion before us that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the two greatest players of this generation, the two players that play for rival teams, do not share cordiality between each other, but probably the reality is something different.

Paper Review: Falcao’s agent hits out at Van Gaal, Chelsea can’t buy Messi

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Paper Review: Falcao's agent hits out at Van Gaal, Chelsea can't buy Messi - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are in the middle of a terrible media-created pressure. At one hand, fans are disillusioned whether at all there has been any progress since Louis van Gaal took over the managerial hot-seat at Old Trafford, as recent stats suggest United were at same points last season at this stage under David Moyes.

One German superstar resists Manchester Unitd move; Other to join soon?

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One German superstar resists Manchester Unitd move; Other to join soon? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There was very little doubt that Manchester United would be looking to bolster their defensive strength in the January transfer window. The Red Devils had been time and again linked with Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels.

What makes a Bluebird blue? Vincent Tan and fan representation

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What makes a Bluebird blue? Vincent Tan and fan representation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So, the Bluebirds of Cardiff are blue again. Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan had a rethink over the Christmas break and, following discussions with supporters, agreed to switch the club's home shirt back to blue – a colour it last was two and a half years ago.

Henry: Wengers’ critics are a Joke, Gerrard & Scholes unstoppable

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Henry: Wengers' critics are a Joke, Gerrard & Scholes unstoppable - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is about to start his new career as a football analyst, when he will make his debut for Sky Sportsduring Arsenal's Premier League match away to Manchester City on Sunday.

Liverpool star set for exit; £8m January Transfer likely?

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Liverpool star set for exit; £8m January Transfer likely? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Glen Johnson's future at Liverpool has come under intense speculations over the past couple of months. The right back's contract with the Reds expires in the summer and there have been no talks over a possible extension.

Chilean star secure permanent Manchester United transfer

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Chilean star secure permanent Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United strikerAngelo Henriquez has secured a permanent switch to Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb, as claimed by theZagreb boss Zoran Mamic.

The exciting Chilean forward was signed by United in 2012 from Univerdidad de Chile, and was loaned to Zagreb.

Liverpool fan’s message for Jovetic

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Liverpool fan's message for Jovetic - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City are close to signing Wilfried Bony fromSwansea, which might open the door for Stevan Jovetic to ply elsewhere. Serie A giants Juventus have shown interest in him, but City are unlikely to sell him in January.

Liverpool’s Lament

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Liverpool's Lament - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There has certainly been no small measure of emotion for LFC fans over the last few days. One of this week's leading stories is that an unquestionably brilliant beacon of light, which notably shone the way for LFC to win the Champions League in Istanbul in 2005, has confirmed it will be no longer be illuminating Liverpool FC's teamsheet from July onwards.

Transfer Lens: Manchester United in for £195m Messi? £25m bid ready for French midfielder?

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Transfer Lens: Manchester United in for £195m Messi? £25m bid ready for French midfielder? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The January Transfer Window is approaching its second week and we have yet to see the traditional big clubs landing any new faces. But as always, there are constant speculations, and in this Transfer Lens segment, we bring out the best stories from UK newspapers today.

Arsenal send Law to secure first January signing

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Arsenal send Law to secure first January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have stepped up their chase in signing the highly regarded17-year-old Legia Warsaw midfielder,Krystian Bielik, as the club'schief transfer negotiator, Dick Law, set to arrive in Poland to secure his signature.

Liverpool keep options open to sell rejuvenated midfield star?

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Liverpool keep options open to sell rejuvenated midfield star? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's Lucas Leiva has been in rejuvenated form this season. However, there has been a lot of speculations over his future at Anfield over the past few weeks and a potential move to Italian side Inter Milan is mooted.

Done Deal: Arsenal confirm striker transfer

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Done Deal: Arsenal confirm striker transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have allowed their striker Yaya Sanogo join Premier League outfit Crystal Palace on-loan till the end of the season.

The Frenchman has seen his appearances being limited, especially when Arsene Wenger was starting with Danny Welbeck in the absence of Olivier Giroud for the first half of the season.

Robson: United signings better than £100m Liverpool transfers

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Robson: United signings better than £100m Liverpool transfers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United midfielderand club legend Bryan Robson believes that United are in safe hands under new manager Louis van Gaal and the club have made progress under him since the end of last season.

Manchester United leave door open to sell £265,000 a-week superstar

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Manchester United leave door open to sell £265,000 a-week superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Radamel Falcao's Manchester United adventure hasn't simply gone according to plan. United were hoping that the Colombian who earns a reported £265,000 a-week would lighten up the Premier League but repeated injuries and lack of match fitness has meant he has scored just 3 goals and grabbed the same number of assists in 12 appearances in the Premier League.

Chelsea favourite to land €25m Manchester United target?

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Chelsea favourite to land €25m Manchester United target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reports today from the Daily Star have stated that Chelsea are willing to sell Andre Schurrle to Wolfsburg to fund their move for Marco Reus. Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the Borussia Dortmund midfielder and with him being available for a relatively cheap price of€25 million in the summer, it is an opportunity the manager will not want to let up.

Manchester United’s new recruit

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Manchester United's new recruit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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— Becksmg (@BecciGrum) November 23, 2014

After losing out 1-0 to Southampton at home in the last Premier League match, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has come under a lot of criticisms.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award for the year 2014. The Real Madrid star fended off Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer to the gong in a gala event held in Zurich in Switzerland.

Report: Chelsea have spent more than United, Pool and Arsenal in January since 2003

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Report: Chelsea have spent more than United, Pool and Arsenal in January since 2003 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League leaders Chelsea have spent more money on average than Manchester United, Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool, in the January transfer window, according to reports.

Messi & Ronaldo comment on future plans

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Messi & Ronaldo comment on future plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the Ballon D'Or ceremony in Zurich, where the best footballer of 2013-14 will be announced, Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi have commented on their future, that couldspark fresh speculations in coming weeks.

Baines sets new Premier League record

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Baines sets new Premier League record - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After setting up Steven Naismith's headed equaliser in Everton's 1-1 draw at home to Manchester City on Saturday, Leighton Baines became the defender with the most assists in Premier League history.

It was Baines' 45th recorded assist in just over 300 Premier League appearances for both Everton and Wigan, that's roughly 1 assist every 6 games, not bad for a defender.

5 Reasons: Sissoko perfect for Arsenal

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5 Reasons: Sissoko perfect for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has dropped a big bombshell recently, after the French midfielder openly revealed his admiration to join Arsenal, with an added come-and-get-me plea message to Arsene Wenger.

Boutline Review: Sharing the Beautiful Game

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Boutline Review: Sharing the Beautiful Game - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With thousands of eager sports fans clamouring to be on the waiting list, and some of the world's foremost football blogs becoming part of their close-knit partnership; its clear that 'Boutline', the newest footballing portal on the internet, means serious business.

Sissoko declares love for Arsenal, over to you Wenger

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Sissoko declares love for Arsenal, over to you Wenger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has openly revealed his admiration for Arsenal, claiming Wenger can give him a call, if he needs him, writes Gary Jacob of The Times.

Moussa Sissoko: "If AW calls me, I'll have a man-to-man talk with him & we'll see what happens.

Mario Balotelli on his way out of Liverpool?

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Mario Balotelli on his way out of Liverpool? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mario Balotelli's torrid time at Liverpool could be cut to a premature end if reports in Italy are to come true.

Tutto Mercato Web are claiming that Juventus are in talks with Liverpool over bringing the 24-year old back to Italy.

Suso signs four-year-deal with AC Milan

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Suso signs four-year-deal with AC Milan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's highly rated young attacking midfielder Suso has completed his medical in Italy on Sunday, ahead of signing a four-year-deal with Serie A giants AC Milan.

Sky Sources: Liverpool winger Suso agrees four-year contract with AC Milan.

Five things we learnt from Gameweek 21 of the Premier League

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Five things we learnt from Gameweek 21 of the Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With yet another excruciating action of the Premier League coming to an end, game week 21 threw some obvious results with Chelsea and Arsenal ensuring routine draws at home. Manchester City however saw themselves held by an energetic Everton side while Liverpool rode on good fortune to win at Sunderland.

Liverpool must resist temptation to sell Lucas Leiva in January

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Liverpool must resist temptation to sell Lucas Leiva in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has a big decision to make in January whether or not to sell Lucas Leiva to Inter Milan.

Serie A giants Inter Milan are looking to do some smart business in January, having already signed Lukas Podolski on loan from Arsenal.

Van Gaal has racial issues with Falcao: Angry Asprilla blasts Utd boss

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Van Gaal has racial issues with Falcao: Angry Asprilla blasts Utd boss - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the much debated topic came out from Manchester United's 1-0 defeat to Southampton at Old Trafford was why Radamel Falcao wasn't even selected in theteam squad, not to talk about first XI?

Deal Agreed: Liverpool set to sell player after agreeing bid?

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Deal Agreed: Liverpool set to sell player after agreeing bid? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For a majority of footballers making a switch to the Premier League represents an upgrade in their respective careers. Over the past we have seen relative unknowns have gone on to prosper in the highest echelons of English Football.

German superstar must ‘fight’ to save his Chelsea career

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German superstar must 'fight' to save his Chelsea career - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Andre Schurrle had an interesting 2014. After becoming a regular part of Chelsea's setup towards the end of the 2013/14 following some exquisite performances, he was part of the German team that won the World Cup in June.

Louis van Gaal vs David Moyes: Same Old Story At Manchester United

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Louis van Gaal vs David Moyes: Same Old Story At Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

He told us to judge him after three months. Well it's now been five, and the fact is that there has been little improvement at Manchester United since Louis van Gaal's arrival at Old Trafford in the summer despite the millions spent by the Dutchman.

Liverpool to bid for £30m goal machine

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Liverpool to bid for £30m goal machine - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Over the past few weeks, Liverpool have been linked with a £30m move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain. Mark Burton of the Independent wrote in the weekend that Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is looking to bring the Argentine to Anfield which would well pave for Mario Balotelli's exit from the club.

Oscar and Zouma star as Chelsea go two points clear at the top

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Oscar and Zouma star as Chelsea go two points clear at the top - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea's lead at the top of the table had been wiped out in December after two defeats and two draws saw Man City pull level. On Saturday though, the Blues went two points clear at the top with a 2-0 home victory over Newcastle United.

Arsenal star ‘just a step away’ to complete transfer

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Arsenal star 'just a step away' to complete transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from the reliable TMW website from Italy, young Arsenal striker Joel Campbell is set to leave the North London side and join Portuguese outfit Benfica. The report has cited Portuguese based media outlet A Bola claiming that Benfica representatives are set to fly to London soon to complete the transfer.

Manchester City have agreed a fee for Wilfried Bony

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Manchester City have agreed a fee for Wilfried Bony - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Sky Sports, Premier League Champions Manchester City have agreed a fee for Swansea striker Wilfried Bony.

Thefee is thought to be in the region of £30m and the player's agent has confirmed that the move should be completed soon.

Liverpool should go all out for Milner

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Liverpool should go all out for Milner - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Once heralded as ‘boring', James Milner has turned the ‘Jack of All Trades, Master of None' weakness notion as a sign of strength. There is one thing that unites everyone when asked to describe the 29 year old-underrated.

Possible Manchester United lineup vs Southampton

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Possible Manchester United lineup vs Southampton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following their 2-0 win over Yeovil Town in the FA Cup, Manchester United host Southampton at Old Trafford on Sunday. Louis Van Gaal and Ronald Koeman renew their bitter rivalry in what promises to be an lip smacking encounter in the 21st game week of the Premier League.

Possible Arsenal lineup vs Stoke City

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Possible Arsenal lineup vs Stoke City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After a routine 2-0 win against Hull City in the FA Cup, Arsenal now host Stoke City at the Emirates on Sunday as the Premier League resumes. The North London side currently lie sixth in the standings with 33 points, a place below fierce rivals Tottenham.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Newcastle

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Newcastle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea look to get back their Premier League title charge back on track when they take on a manager-less Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Blues have seen an 8 point-lead blown away in the last month and are only top at the moment, incredibly, on alphabetical order.

PHOTOS: Xherdan Shaqiri unveiled at Inter Milan

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PHOTOS: Xherdan Shaqiri unveiled at Inter Milan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri joined Inter Milan on a four-and-a-half year deal after the Italian outfit agreed a fee with Bayern Munich earlier this week.

Inter Milan had to stave off interest from the likes of Liverpool, who apparently had a 20 million euro bid rejected by the German giants.

Suarez on ‘irreplaceable’ Gerrard & his replacement plan

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Suarez on 'irreplaceable' Gerrard & his replacement plan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has claimed that Liverpool's Steven Gerrard is irreplaceable and that it would be impossible for manager Brendan Rodgers to fill the void left by departing captain.

Could Messi join Chelsea from Barca?

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Could Messi join Chelsea from Barca? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona, for most football-watchers around the world, is something unthinkable. The little magician weaving his magic wearing other than the maroon and blue of the Catalan giants is unimaginable.

Sunderland vs Liverpool: Confirmed lineups, Goals and Highlights

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Sunderland vs Liverpool: Confirmed lineups, Goals and Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sunderland 0-1 Liverpool (9 minutes)

We will bring you all the goals and highlights from the game as and when it happens. Stay tuned for live score updates.

Manchester United traget’s price tag set at €20m

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Manchester United traget's price tag set at €20m - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder even before Louis Van Gaal took charge of the Red Devils in the summer. We have also been reporting over the past few days that reigning Serie A champions Juventus are very much intersted in the player.

Manchester United vs Southampton Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

Manchester United look to continue their excellent form under Louis van Gaal when they meet Southampton in a top four clash at Old Trafford on Sunday

Three points for the home side would restore their cushion over the chasing pace for the automatic UEFA Champions League places as they go into the weekend one point above the side below them.

5 Reasons Why Arsenal Will Beat Stoke City

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5 Reasons Why Arsenal Will Beat Stoke City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will be looking to close in on the top four this weekend with a win over Stoke City.

The Gunners were beaten 3-2 at the Britannia Stadium at the start of December but head into Sunday's fixture in better shape than their bottom-half opponents.

Possible Liverpool lineup vs Sunderland

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Possible Liverpool lineup vs Sunderland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland on Saturday's early kickoff in the Premier League. It has been an emotional 2015 already for the Reds with Steven Gerrard announcing that he is leaving the club to join MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy at te end of the season.

Arsenal vs Stoke City Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

A rematch from early December when Stoke City hung on for a 3-2 victory at the Britannia Stadium.

Arsenal will be looking to take three points for a fourth consecutive game at the Emirates and close in on the top four with Manchester United and Southampton meeting each other shortly after this one has finished.

Arsene Wenger gives positive update on Arsenal’s injuries ahead of Stoke clash

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Arsene Wenger gives positive update on Arsenal's injuries ahead of Stoke clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have been handed a massive boost ahead of Stoke City clash as Arsene Wenger confirmed star players have returned from injury.

The Gunners suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Potters last month and the north London club will face Mark Hughes' side for the weekend Premier League clash at the Emirates on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger confirms striker transfer will take place in January

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Arsene Wenger confirms striker transfer will take place in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo will go out on-loan, preferably to a top flight club in England.

The 21-year-old has started in only two Premier League games this season, despite his French compatriot Olivier Giroud missing most part of the season due to foot injury.

Manchester City star to extend his contract?

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Manchester City star to extend his contract? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed today that the club is working towards extending the contract of James Milner.

Manchester City midfielder, James Milner has been linked with several moves away from Etihad, following speculations that the England international is not ready to extend his contract yet.

Manchester City star on his way to Schalke

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Manchester City star on his way to Schalke - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reputed journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio, Manchester City's Matija Nastasic could be on his way to Bundesliga, with Roberto Di Matteo's Schalke being the most possible destination.

The Serbian centre back has grown increasingly frustrated with the lack of first team opportunities at Etihad.

Chelsea Transfer News: Club Lodge €30m Bid For German Winger

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Chelsea Transfer News: Club Lodge €30m Bid For German Winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburghave set their sight on Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle, and are looking to price him away from Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window with a€30m tempting offer.

Is Roberto Martinez falling back into old habits?

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Is Roberto Martinez falling back into old habits? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With Everton staying in the FA Cup on Tuesday night with an 11th hour escape, Roberto Martinez was spared growing pressure on his job at Goodison Park. Domestically, the Toffees have lost the last four outings, with their last win coming at home versus basement dwellers Queens Park Rangers.

Barcode Football Review: Football Management With A Twist

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Barcode Football Review: Football Management With A Twist - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In a world truly dominated by fantasy football and the juggernaut that is FIFA, fans across the globe have been crying out for a new typeof addictive football game; a game to challenge the norm and have us hooked as we enter the festive fixture list.

Arsenal: Striker slams Wenger for lack of respect

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Arsenal: Striker slams Wenger for lack of respect - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski expressed his disappointment at how Arsene Wenger treated him, once he decided to join Inter Milan on loan, earlier this week.

The German forward had grown increasingly frustrated with the lack of first team opportunities at Emirates and has joined the Italian giants in order to kick start his stagnating career.

Football vs Extreme Weather

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Football vs Extreme Weather - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We can all count ourselves exceedingly lucky to be part of a generation privy to the wonders of modern football as it is today.

With an inordinate amount of time and money pumped into football every year now, we have the privilege of experiencing state of the art stadiums; complete coverage of the beautiful game from thousands of available outlets, online and off; and watching stunning athletes thanks to the very latest in training technology.

Done Deal: Tottenham confirm defender transfer

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Done Deal: Tottenham confirm defender transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed their defender Grant Hall has joined Blackpool on-loan for the rest of the season on Friday.

The 23-year-old centre-back was on-loan at Birmingham City and recently returned to White Hart Lane and will now spend the remainder of the season with the Championship club.

Sunderland vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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

A Steven Gerrard brace on Monday night booked Liverpool's place into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at League Two opponents AFC Wimbledon.

The form guide says Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six, winning four, but their performances have not been as good as it sounds.

Manchester United dressing room were ‘concerned’ with signings

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Manchester United dressing room were 'concerned' with signings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes revealed how the signings of Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic left the dressing room 'concerned'.

"To say the dressing room at United was concerned about the suitability of Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic when they arrived would be an understatement", he said.

Cesc Fabregas wants to play with Lionel Messi again

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Cesc Fabregas wants to play with Lionel Messi again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Barcelona midfielder has revealed his desire to link up with Lionel Messi once again. The Chelsea midfielder's comments will fuel further speculations regarding the Argentine's future at Barcelona.

Iker Casillas opens up about Mourinho, Ronaldo, Messi and Alonso

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Iker Casillas opens up about Mourinho, Ronaldo, Messi and Alonso - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Speaking to Marca, Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas stated that he believes Carlo Ancelotti is a better manager than Jose Mourinho.

During his time at Madrid, Mourinho fell out with Iker Casillas and in the process, benched him for most parts of the season and went public with his criticism towards the Spanish international.

The Increase of Foreign Sponsorship in European Football

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The Increase of Foreign Sponsorship in European Football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Football is definitely a rich man's game and recent years have proven that, at the very top level of club football in Europe, it is a game for the mega rich to dabble in. Leading the way, in more ways than one, is the Middle East from whence oil revenue is key to the acquisition and development of some of Europe's top clubs.

Rafael Benitez on his way to Liverpool?

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Rafael Benitez on his way to Liverpool? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez' agent has confirmed that the Spaniard will manage a new team next season.

The former Liverpool manager is out of contract in the summer and will not be renewing his contract with the Italian outfit.

Sturridge’ injury concerns are behind him says Rodgers

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Sturridge' injury concerns are behind him says Rodgers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Daniel Sturridge returned to Liverpool earlier this week, following an intensive rehabilitation period in theUnited Statesof America.

Sturridge has been out for most part of this season after sustaining a thigh injury.

Bayern Munich dominate UEFA team of the year 2014

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Bayern Munich dominate UEFA team of the year 2014 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

UEFA have announced the team of the year 2014 today, an eleven that was dominated by German giants, Bayern Munich.

UEFA XI Manuel Neuer; Phillip Lahm, Sergio Ramos, Diego Godin, David Alaba; Toni Kroos, Arjen Robben, Angel Di Maria; Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lionel Messi.

Manchester United: Top 15 Victor Valdes saves

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Manchester United: Top 15 Victor Valdes saves - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have made their first signing of the January transfer window, after the club officially announced the arrival of former Barcelona goal keeper Victor Valdes. The 32-year-old has signed a 18-month contract with an option of one further year.

Done Deal: Manchester confirm first January signing

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Done Deal: Manchester confirm first January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed they have signed Victor Valdes on a 18-month deal on Thursday.

The 32-year-old was a free agent after his contract expired with Barcelona and was injured till the start of the season.

PHOTO: Victor Valdes in Manchester United shirt

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PHOTO: Victor Valdes in Manchester United shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has now joined Manchester United on a one-and-half-year deal on Thursday.

The Spain international was a free agent after he was released by the Catalan club after his contract expired at Nou Camp at the end of the last season.

Real Madrid superstar and Manchester United target reveals liking for Premier League

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Real Madrid superstar and Manchester United target reveals liking for Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid defender is being tracked by several Premier League clubs. Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are among the names who are closely monitoring his situation, as the player is yet to sign a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.

DONE DEALS: Chelsea confirm dual departure

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DONE DEALS: Chelsea confirm dual departure - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have continued the pruning of their squad by sending out another couple of talented youngsters out on loan.

Following the departures of John Swift and Alex Kiwomya last week, the club have now confirmed on their official website that Lewis Baker has joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan until May 2.

Manchester United vs Southampton: Stats & Preview

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Manchester United vs Southampton: Stats & Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Our friends at www.oulala.com a fantasy football game partnered by Opta have taken a detailed statistical look at Sunday's big clash at Old Trafford between 3rd placed Manchester United and Southampton who occupy the last Champions League spot in 4th, specifically from a detailed home vs away point of view and the results weigh heavily in one team's favour.

PHOTO: Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri completes move to Inter Milan

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PHOTO: Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri completes move to Inter Milan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri has completed his transfer move to Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri have beaten Liverpool's challenge to sign the highly rated forward from Bayern Munich.

Done Deal: Manchester United confirm midfielder transfer

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Done Deal: Manchester United confirm midfielder transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United on Monday have confirmed their midfielder Ben Pearson have joined Barnsley on a month long loan deal.

A statement on League Two's official website read, "Manchester United midfielder Ben Pearson has signed a one-month loan deal at Oakwell today.

Done Deal: Manchester United complete first January transfer

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Done Deal: Manchester United complete first January transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed their defender Michael Keane has completed a permanent switch to Burnley on Thursday.

The 21-year-old defender joined the Clarets on a season long-loan deal on the deadline day of the summer transfer window.

Liverpool’s Suso to undergo medical at AC Milan

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Liverpool's Suso to undergo medical at AC Milan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The transfer of Liverpool's highly talented young forward Suso to AC Milan is complete, with Italian media are suggesting that the Serie A giants have come to an agreement with the Reds to sign the Spaniard.

James Milner Tops Liverpool’s Transfer Targets

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James Milner Tops Liverpool's Transfer Targets - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City midfielder James Milner is at the top of Liverpool's summer transfer targets reports Oliver Kay from the Times.

The 29-year old is in the final six months of his contract at the Premier League champions having rejected an offer of an extension from the club last month.

Liverpool deal to help Arsenal make record breaking transfer

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Liverpool deal to help Arsenal make record breaking transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Transfer Lens is a popular column used to feature on Soccerlens where we discuss one or two bizarre transfer rumours. I thought to revive it again, as we step into this fascinating periodof January transfer window.

Barcelona responds to Lionel Messi rumours linking to Chelsea

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Barcelona responds to Lionel Messi rumours linking to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have suffered a massive blow in their hope of signing Lionel Messi after Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu revealed the superstar is happy at Nou Camp.

The Argentine international has been constantly linked with a move to the Stamford Bridge since the turn of the year.

From Italy: Manchester United target says ‘no’ to Liverpool transfer

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From Italy: Manchester United target says 'no' to Liverpool transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Roma's Miralem Pjanic is one of the finest midfielders in Italy currently. The Bosnian's future at Roma has been under speculation time and again throughout the summer. We had earlier reported that Manchester United had sent scouts to watch the 24 year old in action after there were uncertainties over his future at the Italian capital.

Deal close: Agent confirms £30m Chelsea and Liverpool target’s next destination

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Deal close: Agent confirms £30m Chelsea and Liverpool target's next destination - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea and Liverpool's hope in signing Wilfried Bony in January transfer window after his agent confirmed that Swansea City striker will join Manchester City this month.

The Ivory Coast international has been constantly linked with a move away from the Welsh club as the Blues were reportedly keen on securing a deal for the African star.

€15m Liverpool target faces decisive transfer decision today

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€15m Liverpool target faces decisive transfer decision today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Xherdan Shqiri's future at Bayern Munich has been subject to intense speculations over the past few weeks. After the Bavarians announced that the Swiss winger would be available to potential for €15m, a move to Liverpool was likely on the cards.

Leicester City sign Chelsea target Andrej Kramaric

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Leicester City sign Chelsea target Andrej Kramaric - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Croatian club HNK Rijeka have confirmed that Andrej Kramaric has moved to Premier League club Leicester City on Wednesday.

Leicester haven't released any official statement, but a statement on the Rijeka website said that the deal had been finalised.

Maradona: Manuel Neuer deserves the Ballon d’Or

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Maradona: Manuel Neuer deserves the Ballon d'Or - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

World Cup winner Diego Maradona has claimed that Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer deserves the Ballon d'Or ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Speaking Radio Habana Cuba, Maradona outlined the contributions of Neuer in Bayern's recent success and Germany's World cup win.

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

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

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has confirmed that he has signed for LA Galaxy on an 18-month deal. Gerrard will move to the MLS club in July.

On the move Gerrard said "The time's right for myself and my family for the change, for the fresh challenge.

Done Deal? Manchester United ‘beaten’ in the race to sign Liverpool target

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Done Deal? Manchester United 'beaten' in the race to sign Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Martin Odegaard is a special talent, make no mistake about it. The 16-year-old Norwegian is already the youngest player to feature for his national side and is tipped to have a superb future ahead of him.

Done Deal: Manchester United sign former Barcelona star

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Done Deal: Manchester United sign former Barcelona star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Victor Valdes and the free agent will be joining the Red Devils on a two year deal.

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Manchester United target’s agent: ‘My Client will be happy to move’

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Manchester United target's agent: 'My Client will be happy to move' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been linked with Wesley Sneijder even before Louis Van Gaal took over the reigns at Old Trafford in the summer. A couple of days ago we had reported that Galatasaray are willing to listen offers for the Dutch midfielder with Italian side Juventus interested.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Statistical Preview

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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Statistical Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tonight Real Madrid head to the Calderon where they face their capital neighbors Atletico Madrid for the 4th time this season already. Atletico won 2 and drew 1 of the first 3 matches played this season already.

Agreement Reached: Agent confirms Liverpool’s first January transfer

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Agreement Reached: Agent confirms Liverpool's first January transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After we reported yesterday that Liverpool midfielder Suso has reached an agreement to join Italian side AC Milan on a four year contract, the player's agent has also confirmed that his client is set to leave Anfield.

Done Deal: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard joining LA Galaxy

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Done Deal: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard joining LA Galaxy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

LA Galaxy coach, Bruce Arena has confirmed that the Liverpool captain will join the club in July.

The Reds midfielder is out of contract in the summer and has decided to move to the United States in search of a new adventure.

Wenger ready to bid more than £20m to sign French midfielder

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Wenger ready to bid more than £20m to sign French midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is willing to pay more than£20m to sign French midfielderMorgan Schneiderlin, who is also a reported target of cross town rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

The 25-year-old wanted tomove elsewhere in the summer, but was forced to stay on.

Good News: Manchester United handed double injury boost

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Good News: Manchester United handed double injury boost - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's progress under Louis van Gaal has been thoroughly challenged by injuries to key players from time to time, forcing the manager to constantly shuffle his side.

By the time we approach the round 21 of the Premier League, Manchester United have had 55 injuries to several key players from time to time this season, more than any other club suffered such ravage in the league.

Steven Gerrard: I would have stayed at Liverpool if contract was offered last summer

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Steven Gerrard: I would have stayed at Liverpool if contract was offered last summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has revealed that he would have continued at Anfield beyond this season if the Reds had offered him a new deal before the start of this campaign.

Liverpool Transfer Round Up: Latest on Shaqiri, Lambert, Neto & Lucas

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Liverpool Transfer Round Up: Latest on Shaqiri, Lambert, Neto & Lucas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are expected to be busy in the January transfer window, with the Reds may not buy several players, but one or two fringe squad players could leave for pastures new. As per latest reports from Italy, Liverpool midfielder Suso could leave the club, to join AC Milan on a four-year-deal.

Deal Close? Club President confirms Arsenal transfer move is almost certain

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Deal Close? Club President confirms Arsenal transfer move is almost certain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's Yaya Sanogo has failed to establish himself as a force at the Emirates since joining in the summer of 2013. The striker has made just 11 appearances in the Premier League in 18 months and is yet to get off the mark in the goalscoring charts.

Chelsea miss out on £30m star to Premier League rivals

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Chelsea miss out on £30m star to Premier League rivals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the latest Manchester City news update, striker Sergio Aguero is set to return against Everton in the coming weeks.

The Manchester City forward has been out of action for about a month now and has been sorely missed, especially considering his explosive start to the season.

After Podolski, another Arsenal forward facing Emirates exit?

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After Podolski, another Arsenal forward facing Emirates exit? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Mundo Deportivo,David Moyes is interested in signing Arsenal forward, Joel Campbell for Real Sociedad.

The Costa Rican has struggled to break into Arsenal's first team this season, having made only 10 appearances from the bench.

Raheem Sterling worth more than Gareth Bale

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Raheem Sterling worth more than Gareth Bale - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to a recent research using CIES football observatory's unique algorithm, Raheem Sterling has been identified as one of world's most valuable players, ahead of Real Madrid's Gareth Bale.

CIES ranks players based on their performances, contract duration, level of competition, age and characteristics.

Chelsea looking to snap up Liverpool target for Free

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Chelsea looking to snap up Liverpool target for Free - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Guardian, title challengers Chelsea are looking to snap up Manchester City defender Micah Richards on a free next summer.

The 26 year old is currently on loan at Fiorentina and will be out of contract in June.

Liverpool target accepts offer, club trying to reach agreement

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Liverpool target accepts offer, club trying to reach agreement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Italian media, Inter Milan have reached an agreement with Xherdan Shaqiri.

Inter Milan's Erick Thohir is set to travel to Germany later today to finalise an agreement with Bayern Munich for the permanent transfer of the Swiss midfielder.

Chelsea working with Swiss architects on Stamford Bridge expansion plans

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Chelsea working with Swiss architects on Stamford Bridge expansion plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea Football Club have taken steps to increase the seating-capacity of their home ground, Stamford Bridge. The Architects Journalhas reported that the club is working with Basel-based architecture firm, Herzog & de Meuron, to look at the possibility of improving the capacity to nearly 60,000.

CONFIRMED: Veteran goalkeeper leaves Chelsea

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CONFIRMED: Veteran goalkeeper leaves Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea Football Club have confirmed on their official website that goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has left the club and joined Leicester City on a permanent deal. The transfer story had been going on for almost a week now and Jose Mourinho confirmed it after the Watford game, but it has been made official today.

Di Maria: Ronaldo won’t return to Manchester United

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Di Maria: Ronaldo won't return to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United winger Angel di Maria, who joined the Red Devils in the summer, for a British record transfer fee, says his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to return to Old Trafford in future.

Chelsea trio worth €245m transfer value; Messi outranks Ronaldo

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Chelsea trio worth €245m transfer value; Messi outranks Ronaldo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The New Year didn't start well for Barcelona; Luis Enrique's side lost to David Moyes' Real Sociedad on Sunday; the club sacked sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta; his assistant and club legend Carles Puyol resigned in process; and now the media are speculating over the future of the greatest footballer of this generation, Lionel Messi.

Agreement Reached: Liverpool set for first January transfer; Medical soon

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Agreement Reached: Liverpool set for first January transfer; Medical soon - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If you are a Liverpool fan, you've got to feel Spanish midfielder Suso who joined the club's famed youth academy in 2010. The 21 year old who was tipped to have a great future for the Anfield side has been frustrated over the lack of chances ever since Brendan Rodgers took over the reigns of the Merseyside giants.

Door closed for Manchester United star, transfer almost certain

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Door closed for Manchester United star, transfer almost certain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will do their best to sell striker Javier Hernandez in the summer; the transfer likely to happen even if Louis van Gaal decides against securing a permanent deal for on-loan forward Radamel Falcao.

Liverpool target doesn’t renew contract; Transfer certain

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Liverpool target doesn't renew contract; Transfer certain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Over the past few days we have been tracking Liverpool's interest in Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto. The Brazilian goalkeeper's future has been under intense speculation as his contract is set to expire in the summer.

Wenger unlikely to spend big in January

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Wenger unlikely to spend big in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal fans, if you're hoping for some megatransfer deals in January, don't get your hopes high, as reports suggest Arsene Wenger is unlikely to spend heavy in the upcoming transfer window.

Matt Hughes of The Times, wrote last month that Wenger will be given a transfer budget of around£20m, where the Frenchman would be looking to sign a midfielder and a defender.

Should Chelsea go for Wilfried Bony?

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Should Chelsea go for Wilfried Bony? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There are goalscorers, and then there are serial goalscorers. The latter crop are, of course, much harder to find than the former. This rare breed of footballers, who have an eye for goal at all times, are the most sought-after by the big clubs.

Chelsea open negotiation, deal can be done in next few days?

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Chelsea open negotiation, deal can be done in next few days? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The best part of any transfer window is its unpredictable nature. For instance, several media outlets were convinced few days back that Andrej Kramaric wouldsign for Chelsea, and now Leicester City have emerged as theleading candidate to sign the Croatian striker.

Done Deal: Arsenal confirm midfielder transfer

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Done Deal: Arsenal confirm midfielder transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have confirmed their midfielder Kristoffer Olsson has completed a permanent FC Midtjylland on Tuesday.

The teenager came up through the ranks of the Gunners' youth setup before breaking into the first team in 2013.

Highly-rated striker set to snub Chelsea for fellow Premier League club

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Highly-rated striker set to snub Chelsea for fellow Premier League club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Highly-rated CroatiastrikerAndrej Kramaric is all set to snub a move to Premier League leaders Chelsea and instead chooserelegation-strugglers Leicester City instead. This sounds like a baffling career move indeed, but there are a couple of very interesting twists that have swayed the transfer in The Foxes' favour.

Shocking Stats: Harry Kane better than Gareth Bale?

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Shocking Stats: Harry Kane better than Gareth Bale? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Harry Kane is enjoying a terrific season this term for Tottenham with 7 goals and 2 assists from his 16 Premier League games so far. The excellent run of form from the 21-year-old has won him rave reviews and has quickly made him a firm favourite with Tottenham fans, his name being sung regularly by the White Hart Lane faithful.

Dutch midfielder close to Chelsea return

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Dutch midfielder close to Chelsea return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Marco van Ginkel hasn't exactly had the time of his life since making his dream move to Chelsea in the summer of 2013. The Dutch midfielder, just as he was feeling his way into the Blues' setup and the English league as a whole, suffered an unfortunate anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury which kept him out almost the whole season.

Atletico Madrid: Fernando Torres receives a hero’s welcome

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Atletico Madrid: Fernando Torres receives a hero's welcome - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the most lethal forwards in the planet, Fernando Torres has been a shadow of his former self, since his British transfer record move from Liverpool.

The Spanish international had been linked with several moves away from Chelsea, in a bid to kick start his stagnating career.

Chelsea target Kramaric in London to solve his future within next 24 hours

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Chelsea target Kramaric in London to solve his future within next 24 hours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Croatian forward Andrej Kramaric is expected to be in London within next 24 hours, where his future will be sorted out. Chelsea are thought to his keen admirers,but the Blues are facing tough competition from Premier League outfit Leicester City to secure his signature.

Jose Mourinho confirms Chelsea player set to leave Stamford Bridge in January

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Jose Mourinho confirms Chelsea player set to leave Stamford Bridge in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the Blues goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer will join Leicester City this month on a permanent transfer.

The 42-year-old joined the Stamford Bridge outfit on a free transfer from Fulham in 2013.

Manchester United suffer double blow as Louis van Gaal confirms two more players join injury list

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Manchester United suffer double blow as Louis van Gaal confirms two more players join injury list - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United registered a 2-0 victory over Yeovil Town in the third round FA Cup clash away from home on Sunday.

The latest win has helped them progress to the next round of the FA Cup and the victory came at a cost as full-backs Rafael and Luke Shaw were replaced after the break as both suffered injuries.

UK Newspaper Review: Van’s Money Talks, Gerrard & FA Cup

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UK Newspaper Review: Van's Money Talks, Gerrard & FA Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This is a new segment on Soccerlens. Here I will bring you all the latest stories published in UK newspapers, along with bit of analysis from my end, especially for those who do not have access to the original newspapers published in UK (read as global audience).

From Italy: Club ready to offer Dutch midfielder to Manchester United at right price

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From Italy: Club ready to offer Dutch midfielder to Manchester United at right price - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If we scan through majority of Manchester United's transfer rumours published in daily newspapers, tabloids and websites, we get a fair idea,what type of transfers the club are trying to do, either in this January transfer window or next summer.

The Best Performing Middle East Nations in FIFA World Cup Finals

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The Best Performing Middle East Nations in FIFA World Cup Finals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While Egypt was the first Middle Eastern country to qualify for the World Cup Finals, which they did in 1934, the second ever tournament, Algeria have a stronger case for being regarded as the most successful nation from the region at the world`s premier international football tournament.

Do Liverpool at all need to recall Divock Origi now?

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Do Liverpool at all need to recall Divock Origi now? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to yesterday's reports from Liverpool Echo, Liverpool are prepared to pay £3m to Lille to cancel Divock Origi's loan deal and sign him permanently in January. However, French newspaperL'Equipe are claiming that the Reds in fact came with a second proposal of €6m excluding bonuses for the services of the Belgian six months early.

French defender reveals Arsenal contact, January transfer likely?

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French defender reveals Arsenal contact, January transfer likely? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Saint-Etienne defender Loic Perrin has revealed that Arsenal have personally contacted him over a move in January. The French defender has been on the books of the Gunners for some time now.

Liverpool yet to reach an agreement for Belgian forward

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Liverpool yet to reach an agreement for Belgian forward - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Liverpool Echo yesterday, Liverpool were close to reaching an agreement with Lille, that would allow them to terminate the loan of Divock Origi and bring the player to Merseyside in January.

Fiorentina to decide on the future of Liverpool target today

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Fiorentina to decide on the future of Liverpool target today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to today's Tuttosport, Fiorentina are set to decide the future of goalkeeper Norberto Neto later today. The Viola club is set to hold a meeting today to determine whether to sell the Brazilian.

Galatasaray willing to listen to offers for Manchester United target

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Galatasaray willing to listen to offers for Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Galatasaray Coach Hamza Hamzaoglu has confirmed that the club are willing to listen to Juventus offers for Wesley Sneijder should the player himself approaches the club with his desire to leave.

AFC Wimbledon vs Liverpool: Possible lineup for the Reds

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AFC Wimbledon vs Liverpool: Possible lineup for the Reds - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool take on AFC Wimbledon in an FA Cup tie at the Kingsmeadow tonight. The Reds have already made it to the Semi finals of the Capital One Cup and will be looking to continue their good performances in the domestic cup competitions by securing a win against the Wombles.

Moyes wants Chelsea star – should Mourinho let him leave?

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Moyes wants Chelsea star should Mourinho let him leave? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mohamed Salah's arrival at Chelsea last January was greeted with a lot of relief by the fans. The Egyptian had proven to be a scourge in the Blues' backline over the last couple of seasons while playing for Basel, scoring three times in two victories for the Swiss side.

Wenger urged to make move for Tottenham target

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Wenger urged to make move for Tottenham target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has been urged to sign Morgan Schneiderlin in the January transfer window.

Arsenal have been linked with several midfielders over the last few months. Injuries to Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and the poor form of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini has raised questions about Arsenal's strength in the central midfield.

Pardew, Palace and Playing the Returning Hero

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Pardew, Palace and Playing the Returning Hero - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Alan Pardew spent his New Year's Day watching on from the stands at Villa Park, watching his former club and soon-to-be employers Crystal Palace play out their second consecutive nil-nil draw since Neil Warnock was shown the door after a Boxing Day loss to Southampton.

Valencia 2-1 Real Madrid: The Streak Ends

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Valencia 2-1 Real Madrid: The Streak Ends - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It had to happen at some point, and Carlo Ancelotti will be happy that it happened away vs an in-form Valencia, and with his team already at the top of La Liga table with a game in hand. The loss correctly reflected Real's performance as the team was outplayed by a very game Valencia that managed to take their chances when they had them (in the second half at least).

Dazzling winger set to sign 5-year-deal at Liverpool

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Dazzling winger set to sign 5-year-deal at Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Raheem Sterling all set to sign a new five year deal at Liverpool by the end of this month, which should lift the air of gloom, a bit, following skipper Steven Gerrard's shock decision to leave the club at the end of the season.

Possible Manchester United lineup vs Yeovil

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Possible Manchester United lineup vs Yeovil - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After an unconvincing 1-1 draw against Stoke City on New Year's day, Manchester United travel to Huish Park to face Yeovil Town in the FA Cup on Sunday. Yeovil are currently bottom of League One and come into the clash at the back of three straight defeats.

Liverpool and Arsenal to fight it out for La Liga starlet

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Liverpool and Arsenal to fight it out for La Liga starlet - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Tuttomercatoweb,Liverpool and Arsenal have been tracking the Argentine forward, Luciano Vietto from Villarreal.

The Reds are believed to be keen on signing a striker this January and Vietto's recent form has alerted a lot of his potential suitors.

Sergio Ramos set to extend his contract at Real Madrid

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Sergio Ramos set to extend his contract at Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos is set to extend his contract following months of negotiations. The former Sevilla man has been linked with several clubs over the last few months, following speculations that the club and the player have reached an impasse regarding his contract situation.

Done Deal: Chelsea defender completes move

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Done Deal: Chelsea defender completes move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas has joined Middlesborough on loan today.

The 21-year-old defender, who played in the famous 2-0 victory over Liverpool last season, was initially sent out on loan to Bundesliga outfit FC Cologne, but having failed to get a single minute of game time, Chelsea decided to terminate his loan deal.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up against Watford

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up against Watford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The FA Cup kicks off this weekend, and Premier League leaders Chelsea face Championship side Watford in the third round at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

It's been a turbulent week for Jose Mourinho's men, who were dismantled by Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday by a 5-3 scoreline.

Liverpool captain confirms USA move

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Liverpool captain confirms USA move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has confirmed he will be heading to the USA in the next chapter of his football career when his current contract expires at the end of the season.

On New Year's Day, the club and Gerrard had announced that he would not be getting an extension to his current deal.

Chelsea captain express unhappiness and echoes Mourinho’s sentiments

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Chelsea captain express unhappiness and echoes Mourinho's sentiments - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea skipper John Terry has joined his manager Jose Mourinho is claiming that match official have been unfair towards the Blues.

The West London club are without a win in the last two Premier League matches as they settled for a 1-1 draw against Southampton and a 5-3 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.

Valencia vs Real Madrid: Statistical Preview

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Valencia vs Real Madrid: Statistical Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tomorrow, the reigning European champions travel to Mestalla for their 16th La Liga match of the season. Needless to say, Real will start 2015 with a very tough set of fixtures as they face Atletico at the Calderon in the Copa del Rey 3 days after the Valencia match and then host Espanyol before the return leg vs Atletico.

Done Deal: Arsenal complete first January transfer

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Done Deal: Arsenal complete first January transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has completed a six months loan deal to Inter Milan in the January transfer window.

The Serie A outfit confirmed the arrival of the Germany's World Cup winning player on their official twitter account.

Rodgers to follow Wenger’s steps at Liverpool

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Rodgers to follow Wenger's steps at Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool the club, the city, the people, fans world wide were rocked yesterday after skipper Steven Gerrard announced he will leave the club at the end of the season. It was indeed one of the saddest day for every Red-hearts, with tributesoverflowing on social media for the man who represents the club in it's truest sense.

Two Chelsea players in top 3; Rooney & Cazorla feature in top 20

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Two Chelsea players in top 3; Rooney & Cazorla feature in top 20 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the Match Day 20 of the Barclays Premier League, we saw Chelsea losing their lead at the top of the table, after the Blues suffered a shock 5-3 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur at the White Hart Lane.

Chelsea star could pave way for potential Liverpool signing

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Chelsea star could pave way for potential Liverpool signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

At this stage of the transfer window, it's all about 'could' and 'should'. The 'done deals' are likely to happen later when we enter the final daysof this month. We have an interesting transfer story here today, involving Liverpool and Chelsea.

Liverpool offered striker transfer for first January signing

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Liverpool offered striker transfer for first January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Let the rumours and transfers begin. Happy Transfer window guys. According to reports in the Daily Telegraph, MLS side FC Toronto have offered Jermain Defoe to Liverpool, the former Tottenham star who is desperate to return to the Premier League.

PHOTO: Everton star in Manchester United shirt

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PHOTO: Everton star in Manchester United shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been linked with a move with Everton defender Seamus Coleman. Recently, The Guardian published an article, where they claimed United are targeting the highly rated Everton right back, as Louis van Gaal wants to bolster his defensive unit in January.

Deal Close? Tottenham set to sign Arsenal target

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Deal Close? Tottenham set to sign Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

PSG youngster Adrien Rabiot is one of the hottest youngsters in World Football. The Frenchman has been linked with a move away from the Paris side for quite some time now with Arsenal heavily linked to be his likely destination.

Manchester United attempt audacious move for £19m Chelsea target

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Manchester United attempt audacious move for £19m Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With such a vast array of talent at their disposal, it is not a surprise that Real Madrid are facing the problem of plenty.

In this case, their centre-back pairing is in question.

PHOTO: Lukas Podolski completes medical ahead of Inter Milan move

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PHOTO: Lukas Podolski completes medical ahead of Inter Milan move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Gianluca Di Marzio is arguably the most reputed journalist in Italy when it comes to believing in transfer moves. The trusted and reliable website have now reported that Lukas Podolski has now completed his medical before his six month loan move to Inter Milan is confirmed.

Liverpool can do without Bayern Munich’s Shaqiri

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Liverpool can do without Bayern Munich's Shaqiri - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last season's title runners up Liverpool have been linked with several attacking players over the last couple of months. Departure of star striker Luis Suarez and injury to Daniel Sturridge has left the Reds toothless in front of goal.

The €15m Belgian midfielder liverpool must sign

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The €15m Belgian midfielder liverpool must sign - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Italian media, there has been friction between Roma and Cagliari over Radja Nainggolan. The Sardinians are reluctant to accept Roma's 10 million euro offer for the complete ownership of the Belgian midfielder.

DONE DEAL: Chelsea midfielder completes move

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DONE DEAL: Chelsea midfielder completes move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have confirmed on their official website that midfielder John Swift has completed a loan move to League One side Swindon Town.

The 19 year-old was a part of the Blues' successful U-21 side which won the Premier League last season, and his efforts were rewarded when Jose Mourinho gave him a call-up to the first team.

Manchester United target on his way to Juventus

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Manchester United target on his way to Juventus - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to today's Tuttosport, Juventus are preparing an 18 month deal for Galatasaray's Wesley Sneijder.

The Dutch midfielder has been linked with moves to several top European clubs over the last couple of years and looks set to leave the Turkish outfit this year, following disputes over his wages.

Arsenal almost certain to complete £62m record-breaking transfer

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Arsenal almost certain to complete £62m record-breaking transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sometimes I wonder how it might be like for Edinson Cavani to see his future being speculated week in week out in the media? I'm sure, he must be aware that English tabloids and websites simply adore him.

Van Gaal wants Dutch superstar at Old Trafford in January

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Van Gaal wants Dutch superstar at Old Trafford in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games in the Premier League, after they drew 1-1 against Stoke City on Thursday. Despite the obvious disappointment of not picking up full points against Aston Villa, Stoke City and Spurs, United fans should be happy to see the rapid progress the team has made under Louis van Gaal.

DEAL CLOSE: Arsenal on the verge of completing first January transfer

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DEAL CLOSE: Arsenal on the verge of completing first January transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are on the verge of completing their first deal in the January transfer window, as reports suggest, striker Lukas Podolski is all set to leave the club within next 48 hours.

The German international "should complete" his move to Inter Milan in the next 48 hours, per Jeremy Wilson of The Telegraph, leading to£5m permanent deal at the end of the season.

Agent persuades £16m Liverpool star to make January Transfer

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Agent persuades £16m Liverpool star to make January Transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Football Italia, Napoli are interested to sign Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli on a six month loan deal till the end of the season. The Italian striker has fired blanks ever since his £16m summer move to Anfield and the report claims that a return to his home country is possible.

Real Madrid to ward off United and City interest by handing new deal to star player

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Real Madrid to ward off United and City interest by handing new deal to star player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid are looking to hand their defender Pepe a new contract in order to ward off interest from Premier League giants Manchester United and Manchester City.

The 20-times English champions have struggled in their back four and are yet to find replacements for Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, who left Old Trafford in the summer of 2014.

Red Tragedy: Steven Gerrard bids Liverpool good bye

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Red Tragedy: Steven Gerrard bids Liverpool good bye - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have confirmed that club captain Steven Gerrard is set to leave the club at the end of the 2014-15 EPL season.

#LFC can confirm that Steven Gerrard is to leave the club at the end of the 2014-15 season #LFCicon pic.

From France: Arsenal target €20m midfielder in January

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From France: Arsenal target €20m midfielder in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are expected to remain busy in the January transfer window, with Arsene Wenger desperate to bolster the depleted midfield areas.

Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta, all have suffered injuries at some of time this season, in fact, they are still out injured, and Wenger to add more bodies in that area, either on a permanent or a temporary move.

I will not play for any other Premier League club, claims Steven Gerrard

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I will not play for any other Premier League club, claims Steven Gerrard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have suffered a massive blow after their skipper Steven Gerrard announced his decision to leave Anfield at the end of the season.

The midfielder, who came up through the Reds' academy made his first team debut in 1998.

Liverpool target all set to leave club; Transfer certain

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Liverpool target all set to leave club; Transfer certain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the reliable Italian website TMW, Liverpool target Neto is set to leave Fiorentina in the summer. The Reds are in desperate need for a goalkeeper and have been linked with the Brazilian over the past couple of months thanks to repeated mistakes by Simon Mignolet and Brad Jones.

Arsenal plot move for £25m Manchester United target

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

Everton's 2014-15 season is going from bad to worse. The Toffees finished fifth last season, just a shade away from fourth placed Arsenal but this term has been nothing short of disastrous. Manager Roberto Martinez needs to turn things around quickly else face the wrath of fans.

Manchester United target contacted for first January signing

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Manchester United target contacted for first January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been linked with Wesley Sneijder for a long time now. The Dutch midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League but Daily Express published a story few days back that the hopes of seeing the 31 year old in England is remote.

Liverpool star could make shock MLS move in summer

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Liverpool star could make shock MLS move in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool captain and legend Steven Gerrard could make a shock move to Major League Soccer in the summer, according to reports.

Reliable Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has broke the news that David Beckham's former side Los Angeles Galaxy are interested in bringing the former England captain to the USA when his contract expires at the end of this season.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea: Confirmed Line-ups

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea: Confirmed Line-ups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur:Lloris, Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose, Bentaleb, Mason, Chadli, Eriksen, Towsend, Kane.

Chelsea:Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Diego Costa.

Confirmed: Liverpool lodge bid to sign long term target

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Confirmed: Liverpool lodge bid to sign long term target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have made an official bid for Bayern Munich's attacking midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. The highly rated Swiss internationalwas heavily linked with a move to Anfield last summer, but the deal didn't materialise then.

Possible Arsenal line up vs Southampton

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Possible Arsenal line up vs Southampton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will be looking to kick start the New Year on a positive note, as they travel to St Mary's to face Ronald Koeman's Southampton on Thursday.

After a stuttering start to the campaign, Arsenal have hit another gear and are currently level on points with the Saints in fourth place.

Possible Manchester United lineup vs Stoke City

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Possible Manchester United lineup vs Stoke City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United travel to the Britannia stadium on new year's day to take on Stoke City in a clash that will kickstart the set of matches in the 20th game-week of the Premier League. Louis Van Gaal's side will be determined for a win against the Potters after they were unlucky not to beat Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Deal Close? Manchester United set to complete €50m player transfer in coming days

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Deal Close? Manchester United set to complete €50m player transfer in coming days - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The new year might just become sweeter for Manchester United fans in the coming days. This is due to the fact that Spanish media outlet MARCA have claimed yesterday night that the United hierarchy have taken the decision to sign Radamel Falcao on a permanent deal in the coming days.

Manchester City confirm Frank Lampard extends loan until end of season

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Manchester City confirm Frank Lampard extends loan until end of season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has extended his loan spell with Manchester City till the end of the season on Monday.

The former England international arrived at the Etihad in the summer of 2014 on a short temporary move from New York City FC.

Manager claims Liverpool legend free to listen transfer offers

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Manager claims Liverpool legend free to listen transfer offers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Daily Telegraph, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed that club captain Steven Gerrard has the right to listen to transfer offers from other clubs. Rodgers believes that the club captain has 'earned his right' to discuss his future with any club that he wishes.

Madrid have ‘trump card’ in place to sign United and Chelsea target

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Madrid have 'trump card' in place to sign United and Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Marco Reus is one player whose future is going to come under intense speculations in 2015. The Borussia Dortmund star has been linked with a host of European giants and could be set to leave Westfalenstadion in the coming months.

Confirmed: Tony Pulis appointed as West Bromwich Albion manager

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Confirmed: Tony Pulis appointed as West Bromwich Albion manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed they have appointed Tony Pulis as their new manager on Thursday.

The Baggies showed the exit door to their former manager Alan Irvine earlier this week after a string of poor performance this season.

Confirmed XI: Stoke City v Manchester United

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Confirmed XI: Stoke City v Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United make a trip to The Britannia Stadium as Louis van Gaal's men face Stoke City in the Premier League clash scheduled between the two sides on New Year's Day.

The 20-times English champions are unbeaten in the last nine league matches, which has seen them register seven wins.

Should Real Madrid go for Reus?

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Should Real Madrid go for Reus? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In this era of football, when big clubs look for a new signing they usually search for talented, young, relatively cheap footballers who have existing set of skills that make them an attraction for other teams yet still posses the means to excel even further.