Ramos wants to join United, De Gea set for Old Trafford exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United got exactly what they wanted. Florentino Perez didn't get what he wanted. We have a breath taking transfer saga at our hand.
The ongoing transfer battle between United and Madrid islike a beam balance, where one side there is De Gea, and Sergio Ramos on the other, both arecancelling each other out for their respective clubs to gain an upper hand in the transfer market.
Atletico Madrid star agrees terms with Manchester United, transfer imminent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to Turkish football show presenter, Ersin Duzen, Arda Turan has agreed personal terms with Manchester United and the player will undergo a medical soon.
TRT Spor'sFutbol Günlüğü program presenter Ersin Düzen, claimed that Manchester United are set to snap up the Atletico Madrid man, who has grown increasingly frustrated with Atletico's style of play and wants to move to a more footballing side.
Liverpool preparing bid to sign €30m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have made a good start in the summer transfer window. The Merseyside club have signed six players so player, including the big money deal for Roberto Firmino, who joined the club for£29m from Hoffenheim.
Why Petr Cech signing may be Arsenal's first step towards the title - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When criticising Arsene Wenger's transfer policies over the past decade, one really does not know where to start. Even though Arsenal were debt-ridden up until recently owing to the building of the Emirates Stadium, the manager's extreme parsimony at times, coupled with his decisions to let his star players go, have left a large portion of the fans frustrated.
PHOTO: Petr Cech holding an Arsenal shirt after signing from Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Petr Cech has completed his long-awaited move to Arsenal, Chelsea have confirmed on their official website. The 33 year-old has finally put pen to paper on a deal at the Emirates, that is expected to be in the region of£11 million.
2015 European Player Rankings: Best 25 Strikers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This is the secondin a series of European player rankings that will cover each position on the pitch. Each player is assigned to a position based on their natural propensity and where they were deployed this past season, with more weight given to the latter.
Chelsea's stunning swap deal offer for £43m forward - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is interested in signing Radamel Falcao. The former Real Madrid boss revealed publicly that he would try to helpFalcao getting back to his old best. And from those remarks it is quite clear that West London is the most likelydestination forthe Colombian striker this summer.
Gonzalo Higuain eager for Liverpool move; will Reds sign him? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain is very interested in a move to the Premier League, according to a report by Italy's Sports Mediaset (scroll down to 10:38 AM) today. The Napoli man has been targeted by nearly every top English club including Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal, but according to the story, it is a move to Anfield that excites him the most.
Manchester United set to bid finally for long term transfer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United, having missed out on two major right-back targets, Nathaniel Clyne, who is poised to join Liverpool, and Dani Alves, who signed a new contract with Barcelona, have turned their attention towards Everton defender Seamus Coleman.
Deal close: Chelsea favourites to sign top-quality Petr Cech replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea have moved quickly to replace legendary goalkeeper Petr Cech. According to Sky Sports, the Blues are frontrunners to sign Asmir Begovic from Stoke City. The Bosnia-Herzegovina international is being targeted by a whole host of Premier League clubs, but Chelsea are his highest-profile suitors.
Manchester United and Chelsea target admits transfer talks, Premier League move imminent? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has taken to social media to clarify things about his future. The Turkish international has admitted that while no concrete deal has been struck yet, his agent is in talks with three or four clubs over a possible move.
Liverpool lodge bid for 23-year-old defender, Reds favourite to sign - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have made a formal approach and have submitted an offer for Atalanta full-back Davide Zappacosta, as Brendan Rodgers look to strengthen his squad in the summer.
According to reports from Gazzetta dello Sport, the famous Italian pink newspaper (though not always reliable), Liverpool have lodged a formal bid for the 23-year-old right back, who is also wanted by Torino and Fiorentina.
Midfielder agrees 4-year-deal, Manchester United to sign €30m Arsenal target within next few days - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
While all the attention has been shifted to the ongoing transfer saga surrounding David de Gea and Sergio Ramos, behind the scenes Manchester United are looking to complete their second major signing of the summer.
Brazilian forward off to Chelsea after club sanction departure - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Brazilian club Fluminensehave sanctioned the departure of their young forward Robert Kenedy, according to reports from Brazilian media Globoesporte. The young forward is now heading towards the Premier League and is likely destination is Chelsea.
Fee Agreed: Liverpool agree to sell defender for £4m - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool have agreed to sell Sebastian Coastes to Sunderland for a fee of £4m. Coates' involvement in the Copa America ended on Wednesday when holders Uruguay lost to Chile in the quarter finals.
Liverpool Transfer: £29m Bundesliga star can be a massive hit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool completed the£29m signing of Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim earlier this week. The 23 year old Brazilian is set to undergo his medical after Copa America and finalise his move to Merseyside.
Agent: Argentina star wants to join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
For the best part of last month and earlier this month, Portugal press were absolutely convinced that Benfica forward Nicolas Gaitan will move to Manchester United in the summer. Nothing new in it, as Gaitan has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for years and the rumours have turned into a joke now.
Chelsea prepare player + cash offer to land €80m Man Utd's 'top priority' target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Italian media Tuttomercartoweb published an Exclusive yesterday, where they claimed Premier League champions Chelsea were prepared to let Oscar leave the club to accommodate Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba in the team.
Liverpool bid for Spanish defender, favourite to sign - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It seems Barcelona defender Martin Montoya will leave the Catalan club in the summer. The 24-year-old has struggled to get regular gamesat the Camp Nou under Luis Enrique, and he is determined to move elsewhere inthe summer.
Fee & personal terms agreed, Player to undergo Arsenal medical today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea goal keeper Petr Cech will undergo medical at Arsenal today, according to BBC Sport. David Ornstein reports that both the clubs have agreed a transfer fee while Cech has agreed personal terms with Arsenal as well.
Arsenal lining up bid for €15m Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal have already agreed a deal (though not officially confirmed, but going by the media reports it is as good as done) for Chelsea goal keeper Petr Cech, and the two London giants could be involved in few more transfer battles this summer.
Chelsea out of the race for €80m long term midfield target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Catalan newspaper Sport have been dropping some bombshells lately. For the past few days, the newspaperis running a story on Barcelona's interest in Manchester United forward Angel di Maria, where they claim the Catalan giants are ready to lodge a massive bid for the Argentine.
Chelsea in pole position to sign €41m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It was inevitable. Once Arda Turan's agent said the Atletico Madrid forward wants to play in the Premier League, it was only a matter of time that Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United would be linked with the player.
Almost Done: Liverpool set to secure £12.5m deal as another summer signing nears - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool are set to continue their busy summer recruitment programme as the Telegraph reports that the Anfield side are on the verge of securing a £12.5m deal for Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne.
Real Madrid eye €50m Manchester United target as Sergio Ramos replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The possibility of Sergio Ramos leaving Real Madrid could soon be a reality as report from the Times claims that Manchester United have made an opening bid of about £32m for the 29 year old Spanish defender.
Agreement Reached: Manchester United midfielder set for transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website, Turkish Giants Fenerbahce have reached an agreement to sign our of favour Manchester United winger Nani for a fee of around €6m.
Manchester United target Sergio Ramos wants to leave Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The transfer saga involving Manchester United and Real Madrid is getting interesting with each passing day. Usually when Guardian's Sid Lowe writes on a transfer situation, be rest assured, he knows what he is writing.
Striker tells Bild "I have the qualities to play for Arsenal" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In football, things can change very quickly. One moment, you can be a world cup winner, the next moment you could be wandering elsewhere searching for first team places. Take Lukas Podolski for an example.
Midfielder will be at Chelsea next season, Work permit sorted, Mou 'crazy' about him - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Times journalist Matt Dickinson wrote few months back that Chelsea's greatestchallengewas not about winning the league, nor the Champions League but producingquality young players from the academy.
Chief Exe locked in negotiation, Manchester United's big money target off to Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool are close to sealing a deal for Hoffenheim sensation Roberto Firmino. If the Reds succeed in completing the deal, Firmino would become the second most expensive signing (Andy Carroll was signed for £35m from Newcastle United four years ago) in the club's history.
West Ham's new kit nail your colours to the mast - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Far from being a club that relies on reminding others of its' past glories, West Ham have released a commemorative kit to mark their departure from the Boleyn Ground; which has been their home since 1904.
Deal Close: Liverpool lead the race to sign €25m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool are leading the race to sign Hoffenheim sensation Roberto Firmino. According to Brazilian news source Globe Esporte, Liverpool are firm favourites to sign the Brazilian forward and the Reds are close to an agreement with the German club.
Arsenal preparing €40m bid for Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are closing in on signing Petr Cech from Chelsea. The Czech goal keeper, who spent nearly a decade at Chelsea, will be a massive signing for the Gunners.Jose Mourinho was initially reluctant to sell hisstar player to a rival club, but Chelsea allowed Cech to fulfil his desire to stay in London, as a tribute to his immense contribution for the West London club.
Defender to sign 4-yr-deal at Manchester United this week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
England defender Phil Jones is close to signing a new contract with Manchester United. According to reports from The Times, Jones is expected to sign a four-year-deal this week. United are keen to secure the defender's future after tying down Chris Smalling to the club, until June 2019.
Spanish striker prefers Liverpool, club demand €15m for transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool need to signa top quality striker in the summer. The Reds already have a deal in place for Danny Ings, but the club still need to add more depth in their attacking line up. In 2013-14, Liverpool finished second in the league, where they scored over 100 goals in that season.
Winger's dad hints about possible next club, Arsenal transfer highly likely - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After enduring a frustrating campaign last season, both at Arsenal and later at Villarreal (on loan), it seems like Joel Campbell's future is almost over at the London club.
The Costa Rica winger/ forward joined Arsenal in 2011 but he has only managed four league appearances so far, spending time mainly on loan with various clubs like Real Betis, Olympiacos and Villarreal.
Manchester United's sensational record breaking transfer demands - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have found themselves worse-off following dealings with Real Madrid in the past. It looked like the same trend would continue with the David De Gea deal. The Spanish goalkeeper was clearly the Red Devils' best player last season, and losing him would be a big blow.
Bild: Chelsea want highly rated German midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
While Mario Gotze, Max Meyer, Marco Reus, Julian Draxler have already made the grade in world football thanks to Germany's top class infrastructure, the youth systems in Deutschland simply keeps on producing world class talent.
Arsenal one step away from first major signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A transfer saga that has rolled on for a while now is finally looking like coming to an end. Arsenal are just one step away from finalising a deal for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech. According to Tutto Mercato Web, the Czech will become the highest-paid keeperin the Gunners' history.
Roma looking to replace Kevin Strootman Man United transfer possible? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United's long-term target Kevin Strootman has been on the sidelines since January, after undergoing an operation on his knee. The Roma midfielder's recovery, it seems, is not going according to plan and the Serie A side are looking at a replacement as a result.
Liverpool target top-quality striker duo after failing in Benteke bid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After failing to meet Aston Villa's£32.5 million release clause for striker Christian Benteke, Liverpool have turned their attention to clubs outside England. According to The Guardian, the Reds are ready to splash some big cash and land two big names at Anfield next season.
How America Should Fix FIFA - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Over the past month, the United States Department of Justice has dramatically cracked down on corruption that has plagued FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, since the 1970s. In an early morning raid at a luxury hotel, Swiss police arrested sports executives attending the annual FIFA Congress, just days before the organization's elections were to be held at its headquarters in Zurich.
€35m Arsenal target set to join Atletico Madrid is huge news in Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Jackson Martinez transfer saga is taking a fresh twist with each passing day. Several media outlets have been claiming that Colombian striker who has a €35m release clause is set to join Italian giants AC Milan in the summer transfer window.
Chelsea midfielder keeping options open over summer transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website from Italy, Chelsea midfielder Mohamed Salah's future is unclear. The Egyptian winger who rarely featured for the Blues had a fantastic six month loan spell at Fiorentina helping the side finish fourth in the Serie A standings and also reaching the semi final of the Europa League.
Manchester United's €35m target: Arsenal are a great team - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jackson Martinez, the highly rated Porto striker, who has been linked with a move to several top European clubs including Manchester United, AC Milan and Valencia, has said he admires Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and spoke about his 'dream' to play for a big European club.
World-class Manchester United target set for summer transfer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United may have the chance to land one of the best midfielders in the world this summer in Bastian Schweinsteiger. According to one of the most reliable German tabloids Bild, themost-capped player in the country's history, Lothar Matthaus has advised the Bayern Munich star to move if any top club comes calling for him.
Liverpool ready to pay €30m for midfielder, club would accept the bid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
For the past few months Italian press have been reporting Liverpool's interest in Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic. The highly rated Croatian midfielder is one of Liverpool's top priority signing, with manager Brendan Rodgers looking to find a long term replacement of Steven Gerrard, who left the club to join MLS.
Chelsea striker wants Stamford Bridge stay, turns down transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford wants to stay at the club next season and prove himself good enough for the first-team. The Times has reported that Bamford has turned down an the opportunity to be re-united with his former manager Steve McClaren at Newcastle United, who worked with him at Derby County in the 2013/14 season.
Deal close: Manchester United set to sign €25m midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are closing in on their second major signing of the summer, it seems. According to Tutto Mercato Web, the Red Devils are set to beat Liverpool to the signing of Brazilian attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.
Defender to seal mega Liverpool deal, striker off to Italy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool's busy transfer is set to continue with some more activity in the coming days. After signing Danny Ings, James Milner and Adam Bogdan, the Reds are set to keep long-standing centre-back Martin Skrtel at the club after the Slovakian agreed a new deal.
Chelsea set to bid for €15m French defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
French club Lyon's transfer policy in the summer transfer window will be to keep hold of their star players. Club chairmanJean-Michel Aulas has repeatedly said that he wishes to keep hold of Lacazette and Fekir, two of his best players in the summer, despite strong interests from big Premier League clubs.
Liverpool adamant to keep Raheem Sterling, reject £40m Man City bid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have rejected a second bid from Manchester City for Raheem Sterling in a matter of days. As reported here by the Guardian, the Citizens made an improved£40 million bid for the winger, but the Reds have said no.
Chelsea player to undergo medical today, transfer very close - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea midfielder Gael Kakuta should complete his move to La Liga side Sevilla later today, as he has arrived in Spain to complete his medical. Sevilla have confirmed on their official website that they expect the procedure to go forward without any problemsand the paperwork to be subsequently signed.
Will Radamel Falcao be another Fernando Torres at Chelsea? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Radamel Falcao's move to Chelsea is expected to be announced any time now. The Colombian is set to join the Blues on a one-year£4 million loan deal, with the club having the option to buy the Monaco striker for£35 million next summer.
Manchester United desperate to sign top-class defender, target World Cup-winner - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Louis van Gaal is leaving no stone unturned in trying to shore up Manchester United's defence next season. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng is on the radar of the Red Devils.
After Falcao, Chelsea turn attention to £43m French forward - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea agreed a loan deal for Colombian striker Radamel Falcao yesterday. The Barclays Premier League Champions have agreed to pay Monaco a £5m loan fee for the former Manchester United striker, who according to The Times, has accepted a pay cut of more than 25 per cent on his previous wages of £265k-a-week to move to Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool make offer for Spanish defender, player wants to leave on good terms - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have made an offer to Barcelona to buy Marc Bartra. According to Spanish newspaper Sport, the central defender feels unimportantat the Nou Camp due to lack of game time, but wants to leave the club on good terms so that a potential return in the future is possible.
Coach: Man Utd's €30m transfer target 'incredibly intelligent' & 'complete player' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Hoffenheim sensation Roberto Firmino could be heading towards Manchester United in the summer. His agent recently confirmed that the attacking midfielder would be moving to the Premier League, although he didn't mention any particular club.
Mendes to negotiate for Manchester United's big money transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United's bid to sign Argentine defender Nicolas Otamendi has gotten serious, with arguably the most influential football agent in the planet now involved. The player's agent Eugenio Lopez has stated, according to Superdeporte,"I will not negotiate with Amadeo Salvo (the President of Valencia CF, where Otamendi currently plays), I negotiate with Jorge Mendes".
Chelsea midfielder confirms Radamel Falcao transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Juan Cuadrado has commented on the news that his international teammate Radamel Falcao is soon to be revealed as his club teammate as well. Chelsea should be announcing the move any time now, which involves Falcao joining from Monaco on a one-year deal for £4 million,with a subsequent option to buy the striker next summer for £35 million.
Arsenal in pole position to sign midfielder after Wenger hold talks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are close to signing AS Monaco star midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia this summer.
The Gunners are looking to bring in a defensive midfielder as they look to strengthen their defence as they look to challenge Chelsea and compete with Manchester United and Manchester City for the league title.
From Italy: Liverpool's stunning swap deal offer for €30m midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool's interest in Mateo Kovacic continues to dominate the headlines in the Italian media, almost on a daily basis. The Reds are looking to sign a top quality midfielder in the summer to replace Steven Gerrard and have turned their attention to the Croatian midfielder.
Agreement reached: Arsenal to sell top-quality striker for just £1.4m - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Galatasaray have reached an agreement to sign German striker Lukas Podolski from Arsenal for £1.4 million, according to Turkish newspaper Aksam. The report states that thedeal will be announced in the next couple of days, but the move has been agreed in principle between the two sides.
Chelsea Transfer: €30m Brazilian emerges as club's top target, front page story - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Juventus manager Masimilliano Allegri has made Chelsea midfielder Oscar his primary target for the transfer window. In a story covered on the front page by Italian newspaper Tuttosport, the Brazilian could find himself playing for the Serie A champions next season if the right offer comes along.
Manchester United's big money star appears to have mocked his manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United's record signing wingerAngel di Maria has found himself embroiled at the centre of controversy after he appeared to have laughed atArgentina manager Tata Martino's team talk at half time.
Almost Done, €50m Fee agreed, Chelsea transfer to be completed by the end of the week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from L'Equipe, Chelsea have almost agreed a deal to sign Colombian striker Radamel Falcao. The French newspaper claim that the dealshould be finalized and announced between now and the weekend.
Is Jack Wilshere the solution to England's problems? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Slovenia 2, England 3: Wayne Rooney may have got the winner, but it was Jack Wilshere who won all the plaudits. This article asks whether the the diminutive Arsenal midfielder is the solution to England's problems.
Chelsea Transfer: Lawyer & Agent met in Rome, possible move for defender discussed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Italian club Sampdoria are seemingly interested in signing Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma on a season long loan.
According to reports from Tuttosport,Antonio Romei, renowned lawyer and the right hand man ofSampdoria president Ferrero met with Pini Zahavi, who is a well known agent & one of Roman Abramovich's trusted people, in Rome on Monday.
Deal Very Close: Chelsea transfer is now just a 'question of hours' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sevilla president Jose Castro has confirmed that the club is very close to completing the transfer move of Chelsea forward Gael Kakuta. The Andalusian club are also working hard on signing Dnipro's Yevhen Konoplyanka.
Goal scoring midfielder will be at Chelsea next season, qualifies for work permit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea's teenage sensation Bertrand Traore will return to Stamford Bridge after one and a half years at Eredivisie side Vitesse. According to the Dutch website Soccernews, Traore is close to securing a work permit to play in England and will therefore to his parent club in the summer.
Manchester United's €30m target will join Premier League this summer, agent confirms - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Hoffenheim sensation Roberto Firmino is bound for the Premier League, his agent has confirmed. The attacking midfielder has been linked with a move to Manchester United for a while now, and these comments fuel further speculation that he will be plying his trade at Old Trafford next season.
Club fail to reach agreement: Man Utd player unlikely to seal Real Madrid move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
La Liga giants Real Madrid are unlikely to complete the signing ofManchester United defender Guillermo Varela on a permanent basis. According to reports in Italy, Udinese are interested in signing the highly rated Uruguayan defender.
Italian club keen to sign Chelsea winger for another year - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea's Mohamed Salah has made such an impression during his four-month loan spell at Fiorentina, that the Italian club are determined to keep him for another year at least. According to Tutto Mercato Web, new manager Paulo Sousa will convince Salah to stay on in Florence and keep other suitors away.
The curious case of Ricky van Wolfswinkel - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In March 2013 Ricky van Wolfswinkel was a man on the move in every sense. Norwich City had just forked out a club record fee for his services, a deal they were so anxious to conclude that they didn't dare risk getting gazumped in the summer.
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Build Up, Tournament & Legacy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sepp Blatter continued on from South Africa 2010 by taking the representation of the World Cup away from Europe in consecutive tournaments by opting to only allow South American countries the opportunity to put on the 2014 show.
The 2010 World Cup in South Africa: Build Up, Tournament & Legacy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
FIFA opted for a newfangled, alternative selection to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup. No other continent other than Africa would have been contemplated which implied FIFA wanted to compass the appeal of football across an acreage that does not receive the recognition of others.
The 2006 World Cup in Germany: Build Up, Tournament & Legacy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The award of the 2006 World Cup was made in July 2000 and the nations bidding to host the tournament were; Germany, South Africa, England and Morocco, Brazil having withdrawn their bid. After three rounds of voting Germany was awarded the finals, ahead of South Africa.
Radamel Falcao set to sign for Chelsea after agreeing personal terms - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to well informed journalist Duncan Castles, Radamel Falcao is set to join Chelsea after his disappointing loan spell at Manchester United last season. Castles writes in his personal column in the Times claiming that the Colombian has agreed personal terms with the Stamford Bridge side.
The 2002 World Cup in Korea-Japan: Build Up, Tournament & Legacy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The2002 FIFA World Cupwas notable even before a ball was kicked. FIFA broke new ground in a number of ways starting with the awarding of the first World Cup tournament ever to be jointly staged, to Japan and South Korea.
The 1998 World Cup in France: Build Up, Tournament & Legacy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Only six countries have won theWorld Cupwhilst hosting the competition, withFrancebeing the most recent nation to do so back in 1998.
Having beaten Morocco to host the competition in a straightforward two horse race after the Swiss had to pull out for not meeting FIFA's demands, the French were given the chance to stage the World Cup for the first time since 1938.
What will Chelsea's strike force look like next season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Last summer was an extremely important one at Chelsea Football Club. With three misfiring strikers on his book, Jose Mourinho needed to wring the changes and give the forward line and completely new look.
DEAL CLOSE: Chelsea midfielder nearing move to Spanish club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea midfielder Gael Kakuta is extremely close to completing a move to La Liga side Sevilla according to the club's Director of Sport, Monchi. In an interview to AS, Monchi has stated that negotiations with Chelsea are at an advanced stage.
Arsenal forward open for Emirates exit to get regular playing time - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Lukas Podolski has admitted that he is open to leaving Arsenal if the club fails to assure him of regular playing time for the upcoming season.
After failing to secure a place in the Gunners' starting lineup in the first half of last campaign, Arsene Wenger allowed the 30-year-old to join Inter Milan on-loan for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.
Liverpool reject Manchester City's £30m bid for Raheem Sterling - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from The Times, Liverpool have turned down Manchester City's £30m offer for Raheem Sterling. The report states that City made their move for the English winger this week by offering £25m plus £5m in potential future payments but the move was turned down by the Merseyside giants.
Messi: Rivalry with Ronaldo + Arsenal transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo share a healthy footballing rivalry. As they play for arch-rival Barcelona and Real Madrid, media leads us to believe that there exists a strong rivalry between them.
Top 12 Transfer Targets to Watch at the Copa América 2015 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The 2015 UEFA Champions League final was last weekend but the football season is not finished just yet. The Copa América is underway in South America which will feature some of the world's greatest footballers, including Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero and Neymar.
Not again! AC Milan look to hijack €30m deal for another Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal may miss out on another important target, midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia from Monaco. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, AC Milan are in contact with the player and his representatives and are confident of bringing him to the San Siro.
PSG interested in signing £60m Manchester United flop on loan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Paris Saint-Germain's intention of bringing Angel Di Maria to the French capital has still not gone away, it seems. According to the country's daily Le 10 Sport, PSG missed out last summer on signing the Argentine from Real Madrid.
Chelsea striker starts negotiations for transfer to London rivals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Loic Remy's stint at Chelsea has not gone completely according to plan. Despite being the Blues' most prolific striker on a goals-per-minute basis last season, the Frenchman only made 27 appearances in all competitions and often found himself being the third-choice behind Diego Costa and Didier Drogba.
Arsenal ready to pay €35m for striker, club want transfer immediately - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Italian media are pretty confident that AC Milan will agree a deal with Porto forJackson Martinez in the next few days. The Colombian international has a reported €35m buy-out clause, and his agent has confirmed that the striker would leave the club in the summer transfer window.
Deal Agreed: Liverpool's €20m summer target should seal move shortly - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Atletico Madrid have a great tradition of signing top strikers around the world. The likes of Fernando Torres, Radamel Falcao, Sergio Aguero, Diego Costa, Diego Forlan et al have all graced Calderon over the years.
Italian giants looking to negotiate deal for €35m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After it was revealed yesterday by his agent that he was close to a move, Arsenal target Jackson Martinez's next destination is looking increasingly like being AC Milan. According to a report by Sky Italia, as relayed here by Tuttomercatoweb, the Rossoneri's Vice-President Adriano Galliani will be flying to Portugal to finalise a deal with Martinez's current club Porto.
Torres the most overrated player in Spanish football? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Want to sell a football 'autobiography'? Then provocation and controversy are your best friends. That's certainly the attitude of the people behind Jerzy Dudek's offering; according to Dudek, during his time as Real Madrid's no.
2015 European Player Rankings: Top 25 Wingers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This is the first in a series of European player rankings that will cover each position on the pitch. Each player is assigned to a position based on their natural propensity and where they were deployed this past season, with more weight given to the latter.
Liverpool and Manchester United target set for showdown talks next week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to L'Equipe, Liverpool are set to push for the French star Alexandre Lacazette. Brendan Rodgers is keen to address his goalscoring issues this season and has already signed Burnley hitman, Danny Ings.
Midfielder hints Manchester United target could join Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has admitted that Chelsea star goalkeeper Petr Cech could make a switch to the Emirates in the summer transfer window.
After an impressive performance for the west London club over the years, the 33-year-old has been the second choice keeper since Thibaut Courtois returned to Stamford Bridge after completing his loan spell at Atletico Madrid last summer.
Chelsea goalkeeper wants to stay in London, Arsenal on red alert - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Petr Cech has revealed in an interview that it would be best for him to stay on in London, if he were to leave Chelsea in the upcoming transfer window, Jeremy Wilson from the The Telegraph has reported.
Manchester United suffer massive blow in signing LVG's defender target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have suffered a huge blow in their ongoing pursuit of signing Dani Alves after the defender signed a new two-year deal at Barcelona.
The Brazil international was an integral part of the Catalan club's treble winning campaign and even started during the Champions League final against Juventus, which was won by Luis Enrique's side 3-1 in Berlin.
Manchester United star: My agent dealing with Real Madrid move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Javier Hernandez spent the last season on loan with Real Madrid from Manchester United. Although he didn't get many games under his belt, but he always impressed whenever he was given the responsibility.
Manchester United set $1billion worth world record - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Last December, when I interviewed John Dykes, the famous ESPN pundit, I asked him why he thinks Manchester United would be able to attract big names in world football, even if they fail to qualify for the Champions League (just a probability, as we all know United will play Champions League next season) he replied:
"Manchester United are such a unique proposition, they are such a powerful commercial entity, so they have such an incredible aura about them.
Sublime Barcelona—2014/15 Champions League Winners - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Barcelona 3, Juventus 1: On the night, Barca didn't quite perform to their very best. They were somewhat wasteful in the openings they created, a couple of 5 on 3 counter attacks included. They took their foot off the gas for long periods of the game and were even on the backfoot for ten or so minutes after Juve equalised.
Agent to fly in Spain, force exit and secure €50m Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Last month, Argentine newspaper Ole published a sensational report that created huge interest among the Manchester United fans. They claimed that United had agreed a preliminary agreement with Valencia defender Otamendi.
Man Utd transfer: Club's best player says 'Goodbye' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Spanish newspaper AS claims that Spain goal keeper David de Gea has said 'goodbye' to his club coaches, as he wishes to join Real Madrid in the summer. De Gea, through his agent, Jorge Mendes, has conveyed the message that he wants to leave the club in the summer to join Real Madrid.
Not Cavani: Manchester United turn attention to Uruguayan star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United and other Premier League clubs are frequently linked with a move for PSG's striker Edinson Cavani by English press. The Uruguayan striker is reportedly unhappy at PSG and therefore several big European clubs have had registered their interest in signing him.
Spurs star: Manchester United's top target is a 'great player, one of the best', Hazard is a leader - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Tottenham Hotspur winger-cum-attacking midfielder Nacer Chadli is expected to play for Belgium against France on Sunday. The 25-year-old has had a good campaign for Spurs, but in the star studded Belgian squad, he finds hard to break into the first team andused mostly as a substitute.
Manchester United confirm midfielder transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Evertonhave confirmed Manchester Unitedmidfielder Tom Cleverley will join themon a free transfer on 1 July.
The England international spent the 2014-15 season on-loan at Aston Villa on the deadline day of the last summer transfer window after he was informed that the midfielder was not included in Louis van Gaal's plan at Old Trafford.
Done Deal? Manchester United reach agreement for €30m Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to the latest reports, Manchester United have reached an agreement with Benfica for versatile winger Nicolas Gaitan. Last month Portugal newspaper A Bola had covered the report (fees quoted €30m), but this time, reputed Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has given an update on the story.
12 Years, 10 Managers How much time does Benitez have? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Florentino Perez completed his own décimawith the signing of the ex-Napoli coach, under Perez' 12-year tenure as president of the Real Madrid, ten coaches have come and gone. After an emotional introduction at the Bernabeu where Benitez said "I'm home" and became teary-eyed, the reception has been generally positive in Madrid with sports daily AS publishing a full page picture of the glassy-eyed trainer next to a Real Madrid crest and a headline saying "It's in his blood.
Tributes pour in for Xavi, football visionary - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
As the man you could describe as 'the soul of Barcelona' moves on, it is no exaggeration to say that he has been part of something that has changed football profoundly. Here are a selection of tributes for Xavi's 17 years at the centre of Barcelona and Spain's golden age.
Defender said to his close friends: Either Atletico or Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea defender Filipe Luis has had a relatively quiet first season since his big money move from Atletico Madrid. He only made 15 Premier League appearances for the Blues (nine starts) as Jose Mourinho tend to favour Cesar Azpilicueta forthe left-back positions instead.
Four strikers Arsenal could sign in the summer transfer window - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This summer is going to be massive for a lot of big Premier League clubs, including Arsenal. The Gunners, buoyed by the FA Cup triumph, and an impressive second half of the season performance, should be looking to mount a serious title challenge next season.
Chelsea's big money target signs mega contract till 2019 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Inter Milan have confirmed that striker Mauro Icardi has agreed to sign a new deal that will keep him at the club till 2019.
Chelsea have been heavily linked with the Serie A (joint) top scorer this season and there were even reports that Jose Mourinho has been in regular contact with the player and even exchange texts often.
Manchester United's big money target regularly follows Chelsea, open to PL move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have been linked with several top quality midfielders already for the upcoming summer transfer window and Roma's Radja Nainggolan is one of the them. Back in February, Italian media first reported that United could make astunning£30m bid to sign Roma's highly rated Belgium midfielder Nainggolan.
A former Liverpool favourite could rob the club of Raheem Sterling - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Although Liverpool will have an emphasis on strengthening their squad this summer ahead of another push a top-four football next term, the Anfield outfit will also face a battle to prevent their contingent from getting weaker.
Champions League Final 2015: Barcelona v Juventus Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The 2014/15 domestic season is drawing to a close across Europe, withfootball fans everywhere facing three barren months of summer before the action comes around again. There is, however, one small matter to attend to before the long drought.
Midfielder says he 'dreams' of playing for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United has been a popular destination for Dutch players. In the past two decades, several players from the Dutch league have joined the iconic English club. The likes of Edwin van dar Sar, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Jaap Stam et al have had graced the hallowed turf of Old Trafford in their illustrious playing career.
Manchester United midfielder in talks for summer transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from the Liverpool Echo, Everton have opened talks with Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley over a possible summer transfer. The 25 year old who spent the 2014-15 season on loan at Aston Villa is out of contract with United in the summer and could leave the Old Trafford side on a free transfer.
Arsenal midfielder set to leave after negotiations on Wednesday - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from Italian media outlet TMW, Arsenal forward Lukas Podolksi will meet Galatasaray's officials along with his representative on Wednesday, holding talks over a possible summer transfer to the Turkish side.
Report: Liverpool can't afford to sign Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Just yesterday we had quoted a story from Le 10 Sport which claimed Liverpool are already in negotiations to sign Olympique Lyon Alexandre Lacazette.
However the Reds have been dealt a massive blow in their pursuit of the French striker as Lyon President Jean Michel Aulas has claimed that Liverpool don't have the money to sign the player in this summer transfer window.
Why Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira should avoid the Newcastle job - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Managing Newcastle United is arguably one of the most complex and trying jobs in the Premier League, as the last number of people to fulfil the role will testify.
Following Alan Pardew's decision to swap St James' Park for Selhurst Park midseason, John Carver has been in a caretaker position – but fresh blood is needed to overturn the North East club's fortunes.
Manchester United 'very close' to signing £25m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from Get Football News France, who have cited their colleagues at French Media Outlet Canal+, Manchester United are 'very close' to signing Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.
Arsenal will need €40m to secure signing of midfield maestro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from Italian media outlet Calciomercato, Juventus could sell Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal if Arsenal bid €40m in the summer for the 28 year old. It is believed that the Gunners held talks Vidal's agent, Fernando Felicevich, after they won the FA Cup on Saturday evening beating Aston Villa at Wembley.