SoccerLens Archives for January 2016

PHOTO: Man Utd agree deal for highly talented striker, Star says he is delighted

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has signed a new contract at Old Trafford. The Premier League outfit have agreed a long term deal with the young forward and confirmed it on their official website.

The young academy graduate has been making headlines ever since his debut in the Europa League earlier this season.

Compatriot says goal machine is ready to join Man Utd, will progress under Mourinho

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Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a move away from Westfalenstadion this summer and a former Gabon international has now confirmed that the player is ready to join Manchester United or Manchester City.

Former Gabon international Daniel Cousin confirmed that the player is interested in a move and will join a Premier League if the opportunity comes.

Olympiakos striker kidnapped in Mexico

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A really disturbing news has shocked every football fans across the world. Olympiakos and Mexico striker Alan Pulido has been kidnapped and hasn’t been seen since Saturday night.

The news has been confirmed by the player’s brother, Armando. He said in an interview with Media Tiempo:
“Yes, it is true.

2016 Champions League Final: An Ultimately Unsatistifying End to this Year’s Tournament

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Real Madrid won their 11th European Cup on Saturday, beating city rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties. After a 1-1 draw in regular time and no goals in extra time, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the final kick in a 5-3 penalty shootout.

Much of the talk prior to this fixture concerned the fact that this was a replay of the 2014 Champions League final.

Manchester United ready to offer €40m for star, favourite to sign midfielder, Mendes key behind move

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Manchester United have made contact (and probably have started negotiating) with Valencia officials over the signing of Andre Gomes. At this moment, talks are reportedly ongoing between the two clubs, but no agreement has been reached as yet.

Serie A champions Juventus are looking to bolster their midfield this summer and have identified Gomes as one of their top priority targets.

Arsenal set to meet €25m release clause to sign BuLi star

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Arsenal are reportedly ready to meet the release clause of Wolfsburg’s highly rated left-back Ricardo Rodriguez. Having already completed a deal for Granit Xhaka, it seems like the North London giants are aiming to sign his Swiss international teammate as well.

According to German newspaper Kicker, Arsenal are willing to meet Rodriguez’s €25m release clause.

World class Man Utd target admires Klopp; Record breaking Liverpool transfer possible

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Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has been linked with a move away from Italy this summer and the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been linked with the prolific Argentine.

Higuain has been sensational for Napoli ever since he made the switch from Real Madrid.

Manchester United agree deal for outstanding attacker who destroyed Arsenal

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has signed a bumper new contract at Old Trafford. The Premier League outfit have agreed a long term deal with the young forward.

The young academy graduate has been making headlines ever since his debut in the Europa League earlier this season. The England striker has scored several important goals since then against the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City.

Man Utd ready to pay £70m; coach confirms world class star close to completing transfer

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Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a move away from Signal Iduna Park this summer and it seems that the Gabon international will indeed complete a transfer.

The Gabon national team’s head coach has confirmed that Aubameyang is in the process of changing clubs at the moment and has requested the manager to overlook his selection for the national team right now.

Man Utd close to agreeing deal for defender, should be completed by the end of June

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Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is set to sign a new deal at Old Trafford.

The highly talented left back broke into the first team scene under Louis Van Gaal and has impressed since then. The player’s current contract expires in the end of June and according to recent reports, he is close to extending it.

VIDEO: Cristiano Ronaldo penalty wins Champions League for Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored the decisive penalty in the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid as Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for the eleventh time after a dramatic penalty shootout in Milan.

The Portuguese captain, who had a relatively quiet game considering his standards, lashed the fifth and final Real penalty past Jan Oblak, with Atletico defender Juanfran’s miss proving to the difference between the sides in the San Siro after a riveting 120 minutes of football.

President confirms Chelsea transfer talks; World class star says he will play under Conte next season

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Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Belgian has had a disappointing season with the Blues last year but the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid were thought to be interested in him.

However, the world class winger has now confirmed that he will stay at Chelsea for next season.

Creative midfielder impresses Klopp, Liverpool close to agreeing deal for him

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Liverpool midfielder Cameron Brannagan is all set to be rewarded with a new Liverpool deal this summer.

The young academy graduate has impressed the new manager Jurgen Klopp whenever he was given a chance and will extend his stay at Anfield.

The 20 year old midfielder’s current deal expires in 2018 and Liverpool are keen to tie him down to a new deal according to Liverpool Echo.

Real Madrid open talks with world class Man Utd target, star hints at summer transfer

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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena this summer and it appears that the Polish striker is already in talks with clubs.

The Polish striker’s agent has confirmed that the player has held talks with Real Madrid regarding a summer transfer.

Arsenal News: Gunners star says Man Utd interest feels nice; Club chief confirms offer for attacker

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Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has been linked with a move away from Emirates this summer.

The highly talented Spanish full back appears to be a target for Manchester United and his former club Barcelona.

With Barcelona ready to let go of Dani Alves this summer, the Spanish champions could make a move for Arsenal’s prodigiously talented right back and he thinks the interest from these clubs is ‘nice’.

Man Utd well placed to sign star, Mendes promised him to Jose; Mourinho's £200m shortlist revealed

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for the Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Gomes’s agent Jorge Mendes promised him to Manchester United if Mourinho takes over. The Portuguese manager has now been officially confirmed as the new Manchester United manager.

Klopp very close to playmaker signing after Buvac recommendation; Vidal offered to Liverpool

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Barcelona full back Aleix Vidal has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou this summer and recent reports are claiming that the former Sevilla player has been offered to Liverpool by his agent.

According to reports in Spain (via SportWitness), Jurgen Klopp is looking to sign a back up for Nathaniel Clyne and Vidal’s agent has offered him to the Premier League outfit.

How Ibrahimovic and Willian can bring back the Old Trafford glory days

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Having finally been officially announced as Manchester United manager, all eyes are now on who José Mourinho will try to sign to bolster his squad. According to the Guardian, Mourinho is looking at free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who played under him at Inter Milan, and Willian, who played under him at Chelsea.

Man Utd Roundup: £36m deal agreed; Chelsea star wants OT switch; Attacker ready to join

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Manchester United have completed the deal to appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager.

The Portuguese signed a 3 year deal with the Old Trafford giants yesterday and was officially unveiled earlier today. According to reports, Mourinho will earn around 36 million pounds over the course of his 3 year deal.

Euro 2016 Tickets: The most and the least expensive games to attend

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With domestic action completed for the season and just the Champions League final to play, all eyes are turning to Euro 2016 in what promises to be an exciting tournament in France.

Fans from all over the continent and further afield have been planning their itineraries meticulously over recent months – with much depending on access to tickets.

Chelsea negotiating transfer of outstanding Premier League star, club director reveals

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Roma defender Antonio Rudiger has been linked with a move away from the club this summer.

The likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been linked with the German. Rudiger joined Roma on loan from Stuttgart and the Italians have an option to sign him for 9 million Euros.

According to reports in Italy, Roma are ready to sign the German permanently and then sell him for double this summer.

PHOTO: Jose Mourinho holding a Manchester United shirt

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Jose Mourinho has been officially announced as the new Manchester United manager.

We are delighted to announce Jose Mourinho is our new manager! Full statement: https://t.co/PDiHMIWnpd#WelcomeJosepic.twitter.com/eZ8NBSz2up

- Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 27, 2016

The Portuguese manager signed his deal with the Old Trafford outfit yesterday.

Conte wants this transfer to improve squad harmony; Chelsea to hijack Man Utd target

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is determined to break up the Brazilian contingent at Chelsea and will look to sell Oscar this summer.

Conte believes that Chelsea have a very influential Brazilian contingent which disrupts their dressing room harmony and is ready to break it up this summer. Striker Alexandre Pato is expected to leave as well.

Chelsea rejected by highly rated £30m PL star after transfer talks with Mourinho

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Manchester United defender Luke Shaw was linked with a move to Chelsea whilst at Southampton but the player ended up at Old Trafford eventually.

Now the English media are claiming that Shaw had a concrete offer from Chelsea and turned them down to join Manchester United. The reason for the snub was an unsuccesful chat with the then Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

PHOTO: Man Utd complete big money move, World class target spotted in London after signing deal

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Jose Mourinho to Manchester United is finally done.

The Portuguese manager signed his deal with the Old Trafford outfit today and although the club are yet to announce it officially, Sky Sports have already confirmed the move.

Mourinho signed his deal in London today evening and will replace Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal.

2016 Champions League Final: Live Score, Goalscorers & Result

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Welcome to Soccerlens’ live coverage of the Champions League final, Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid, featuring the very best from during the match including goal highlights and much more. Kickoff will be at 19:45 at a packed San Siro in Milan, with this the final European club match before the start of Euro 2016.

Agent: Griezmann could leave Atletico Madrid this summer, Premier League clubs interested

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Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann’s agent has alerted several big European clubs by claiming the player is ‘listening to different clubs’.

The Frenchman has been the star-man for the La Liga giants all season, netting 32 goals in 53 appearances.

Griezmann joined Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2014 from Real Sociedad but has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer after another successful season at the Vicente Calderon.

Liverpool Transfer: Bid for Portuguese confirmed; Agent 90% sure of defender move

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has been linked with a move away from Anfield this summer.

The Slovakian defender has fallen out of favour with the new Reds manager Jurgen Klopp and will continue his career elsewhere.

Skrtel has an offer from the Turkish outfit Besiktas and is expected to join them.

Man Utd set to agree midfielder deal; Mourinho to activate Spaniard's release clause

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Manchester United have been linked with the highly talented Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.

The Spanish midfielder recently signed a contract extension at Vicente Calderon, but the Old Trafford outfit are looking to sign him anyway.

Incoming Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is an admirer of the Atletico Madrid box-to-box midfielder and is willing to break the bank for him.

World class target agrees £36m Man Utd deal, announcement after this happens

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Manchester United are all set to present Jose Mourinho as their new manager this week, but first they need to agree a fee with Chelsea, who own Mourinho’s signature and image rights.

The Blues have registered Mourinho’s name and signature for commercial purposes till 2025 and United need to agree a settlement with them in order to complete the deal.

Attacker heading to Liverpool; Club chief drops positive hint about Klopp's target

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AC Milan have confirmed that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will return to Anfield after an unsuccessful loan spell at San Siro.

Recently Balotelli claimed that he wants to end his Liverpool career and join Milan permanently, but it seems that the Italian’s wishes will not come true this summer.

Barca’s Dani Alves set to join Juventus; Mascherano expected to follow

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FC Barcelona’s long-serving full back Dani Alves looks poised to leave Camp Nou this summer after reports emerging that the Brazilian is close to joining Serie A champions Juventus on a three-year deal.

The 33-year-old joined the Catalan club from Sevilla in a £15 million move eight years ago in what was the first transfer of Pep Guardiola’s era.

Star wants to be a part of Conte's Chelsea project, he has multiple offers

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Chelsea goalkeeper Marco Amelia has claimed that he would like to stay at the club and be a part of Antonio Conte’s project.

The Italian was signed on a free transfer last season when Courtois got injured but the former Milan keeper has not had a chance to prove his worth yet. Amelia knows that he is far from first choice at Stamford Bridge, but he is ready to work with Conte.

Agent confirms La Liga star is heading to Liverpool after positive talk with Klopp

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In other news, Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto will return to Anfield after a successful loan spell at Deportivo La Coruna.

The former Barcelona youth player was on loan at the La Liga club last season and was one of their best players all season.

The player will now return to Liverpool where he will have talks with Jurgen Klopp before deciding his long term future.

Mourinho's transfer wish granted, Man Utd meet €40m star's entourage

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Manchester United have been linked with several defenders lately and the latest name to be linked with them is the Greek centre back from Roma, Kostas Manolas.

Manolas is regarded as one of the most talented young defenders in Europe right now and is a target for the incoming Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

Man Utd Roundup: Club ready to sort Argentine's OT move; Winger switch agreed

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Manchester United have been linked with several attacking players over the last couple of months and the latest name to be linked with a move to Old Trafford is that of the Benfica winger Andre Carrillo.

The Argentine winger is highly rated in Portugal and has attracted interest from the Premier league giants.

Arsenal plot record transfer, double wages offered, star prefers Man utd

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Arsenal expected to sign a top quality striker this summer and the Gunners have been linked with the Serie A stars Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain.

Morata appears to be a priority target for Arsene Wenger’s side, who are looking to win the Premier League this year. Arsenal have already strengthened their midfield with the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.

2016 Champions League Final: Team News, Betting Odds & Predictions

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Its Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid in the 2016 Champions League final with the match set for May 28th at the San Siro in Milan. Cup final fever is starting to sink in, with many busy sharing their preferred lineups for both sides. Team selection for the 2016 Champions League final will be the hardest of jobs for the respective managers and those who fail to make the cut are sure to be devastated.

Man Utd Roundup: £45m deal agreed; £250k-a-week offer made to Mourinho's target

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Manchester United sacked their manager Louis Van Gaal on Monday and the club have been busy securing Jose Mourinho as their next manager as well as making moves for their transfer targets.

Daily Mail are reporting that Manchester United have agreed a deal with Jose Mourinho now. His agent Jorge Mendes has finalised an agreement after meeting with the club executive Ed Woodward.

Euro 2016 predictions: Will your psychic pet pick the winner?

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Ever think your dog is trying to tell you something while you’re watching the game? How about your camel? Strange phenomenon, namely psychic animals, have been popping up during major international tournaments over the last decade, with one Paul the Octopus reaching celebrity status during the 2010 World Cup in Germany.

Chelsea want 24-year-old, Abramovich asks staff to double Man Utd's offer

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking to sign a defender this summer and the Napoli centre back Kalidou Koulibaly is a target for the Blues.

The highly rated defender has been a target for Manchester United as well. The Old Trafford outfit even submitted a bid for him earlier this year.

However, Napoli will not negotiate for an offer of less than 30 million Euros and therefore Manchester United’s 20 million Euros offer was rejected.

PHOTO: Wenger delighted to secure high profile signing; Star pictured in Arsenal shirt

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Arsenal have confirmed the signing of the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka today.

The North London giants took to Twitter to unveil their big money midfield signing. The Switzerland international was pictured posing in the new Arsenal home kit for the 2016/17 season.

OK, let’s announce Xhaka… https://t.

Midfielder submitted bid; Liverpool in talks to agree deal with Spaniard

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Liverpool have already completed three signing for the upcoming season in the form of Loris Karius, Joel Matip and Marko Grujic and the Reds are already looking to seal another.

Jurgen Klopp has identified the Udinese midfielder Piotr Zielinski as a transfer target this summer and wants to pair the Polish central midfielder with Emre Can at Anfield next season.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi talks about potential Argentina return, Copa America prospects

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In an transparent attempt to endear himself to Argentina fans who have never really treated him as with the hero worship he gets in Barcelona and around the world, Lionel Messi has spoken about his desire to return to Argentina towards the end of his career.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner moved to Spain from his hometown Rosario at the age of 13 after catching the eye of scouts from Barcelona.

Klopp closes in on top class winger, Liverpool ready to pay €60m for Man Utd target

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Liverpool are closing in on a move for the Porto winger Yacine Brahimi.

According to Portuguese media, the Reds are willing to make an offer of around 60 million Euros for the highly rated winger this summer.

Liverpool have been linked with attacking midfielders over the last few weeks but a link with Brahimi comes out of nowhere.

Photo: Klopp delighted, vital Liverpool target pictured with club shirt

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German goalkeeper Loris Karius has now completed his transfer to Liverpool.

The 22 year old Mainz keeper was linked with a move away from Bundesliga over the last few weeks and yesterday there were reports that the player is already in UK for his Liverpool medical.

Liverpool have now confirmed on their official website that the player has completed his transfer.

Will Ryan Giggs stay or leave Manchester United?

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Former Manchester United player-turned coach Ryan Giggs could end his 29-year-old love-affair with the Red Devils following the sacking of Louis van Gaal on Monday.

The 20 times English champions confirmed the departure of the Dutch coach, whose brief tenure was hugely overshadowed by criticism of the team’s style of play and conservative tactical decisions.

Mourinho set to hijack Chelsea target despite Conte's transfer talks for star

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Jose Mourinho is expected to take over at Old Trafford soon and his first move in the transfer market could be hijacking Chelsea’s move for Radja Nainggolan.

The Belgian midfielder has been one of the best players in Serie A over the last couple of seasons and is a prime target for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

Italy Euro 2016 Squad: no place for Pirlo or Balotelli, can they win the Euros?

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When it comes to major competitions, Italy always seem to be a force to be reckoned with regardless of form or personnel.

The Azzurri will enter this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament quietly confidently after sailing through qualifying and boss Antonio Conte has announced a provisional squad ahead of the competition in France.

£65m target set to snub Man Utd and Mourinho, star prefers Chelsea

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Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park this summer and the Belgian is a target for Premier League clubs Manchester United and Chelsea.

The Red Devils are in need of a striker this summer and have been linked with several strikers such as Benzema, Morata, Ibrahimovic and Lukaku.

Mourinho to take on Conte, Man Utd will move for this vital Chelsea star

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Jose Mourinho is planning to raid his former club Chelsea during the summer transfer window.

The Portuguese manager is looking to sign the Chelsea defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic for Manchester United.

Mourinho re-signed the Serbian at Chelsea from Benfica and the midfielder was key to Chelsea’s title win last season (2014/15).

FIFA fires deputy secretary following discovery of secret bonus scheme

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FIFA’s deputy secretary general Markus Kattner has been “fired with immediate effect”, after it was discovered that there existed a secret bonus scheme that paid out millions of dollars over a period of years.

Kattner took over as acting secretary general since his predecessor Jérôme Valcke was suspended and then banned from football for 12 years.

Man Utd inform club, they will outbid Chelsea for Abramovich's personal target

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for the Sporting midfielder Joao Mario.

The Sporting star has been sensational in the Liga Sagres this season and is a target for both Chelsea and Manchester United.

Latest reports state that Chelsea have already met the player’s agent to discuss a move, but Manchester United are determined to start a bidding war for him.

PHOTO: £300k-a-week target spotted in London, will meet Man Utd to finalise move

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Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is set to take charge of Manchester United for next season.

The Portuguese manager should be officially presented later this week. Manchester United have already announced that Louis Van Gaal has been sacked.

Mirror are reporting that Mourinho is all set to meet with Manchester United later today in a meeting before the move is finalised.

Attacker joining Man Utd as Mourinho's first signing after surprising offer

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Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move away from PSG over the last few months.

His contract expires later this summer and the player has decided that he will pursue a different challenge next season.

Despite offers from China and MLS, Telegraaf are reporting that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has snubbed big money moves in favour of a reunion with former manager Jose Mourinho.

Klopp personally contacts star who rejected Chelsea about Liverpool move

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Liverpool have been linked with the Croatian attacking midfielder Ante Coric.

The 19 year old is considered as one of the most talented young attackers in Europe right now and is being courted by several European heavyweights including Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Premier League side Tottenham are also willing to break the bank for his services.

2016 Champions League Final: Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid

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Welcome to Soccerlens’ coverage of the 2016 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Here you’ll find all the relevant information for the final, which takes place on May 28th at the San Siro in Milan.

From Champions League history, final highlights, team news, betting odds, lineups, records and statistics are all found here, with the 2016 Champions League final sure to be another exhilarating affair.

2016 Champions League Final: Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Starting Lineups

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Its Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid in the 2016 Champions League final at the San Siro in Milan, with the two sides ready for the biggest game of their respective seasons. Check out our predicted starting lineups, with the match set for a 19:45 (GMT) kickoff.

Real Madrid Predicted Starting Lineup:

Navas; Marcelo, Ramos, Pepe, Carvajal; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema

Atletico Madrid Predicted Starting Lineup:

Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Gimenez, Filipe Luis; Saul, Gabi, Fernandez, Koke; Torres, Griezmann

The 2016 Champions League final will be the 61st in the history of the competition, with Real Madrid the most successful side in history with ten titles.

Top quality attacker will reject Arsenal, prefers Man Utd for Mourinho

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Juventus striker Alvaro Morata has been linked with a move away from Italy this summer and the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in the Spaniard.

Morata previously claimed that Italy might not be the ideal place for strikers and that Bundesliga and the Premier League would suit his style very well.

Mourinho's grand plan for Man Utd; his 6 targets and transfer budget revealed

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Jose Mourinho is all set to be appointed as the new Manchester United manager this summer and the Premier League giants are preparing to fund the Portuguese’ mega-money project.

Mourinho wants to take Manchester United back to the top of English football and will sign a number of players to strengthen the squad this summer.

£75m deal agreed, Man Utd paid world class target to reject others

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Jose Mourinho is expected to take over at Manchester United soon and according to reports from the English media, Manchester United laid the foundations of the move long ago when they paid Mourinho to reject other job offers.

The Premier League giants paid Mourinho a sum of 4 million pounds to reject all job offers and stay available for them.

Photo: Arsenal star's new shirt number, 2016/17 home kit released

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Arsenal football club have released their new home kit for the 2016-17 season.

The shirt, manufactured by Puma will have Arsenal’s traditional red and white colours, and will have a vertical stripe down the centre of the shirt in a darker shade of red.

Arsenal also announced that star player Alexis Sanchez will have a new number from next season.

Klopp pulls off fantastic third transfer, star in UK for Liverpool medical

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German goalkeeper Loris Karius is all set to finalise his transfer to Liverpool.

The 22 year old Mainz keeper was linked with a move away from Bundesliga over the last few weeks and now the reliable Paul Joyce from Express is reporting that the player is already in UK for his Liverpool medical.

Man Utd target's agent flying in to seal move; major club move finalised

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Manchester United have completed a major move this afternoon. Manager Louis Van Gaal has been sacked after a disappointing season this year.

The Dutch coach will leave along with his staff now. The Premier League giants are expected to replace Van Gaal with the former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho appointment may have come too late for Manchester United

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It’s three years late, but Jose Mourinho is finally going to be the next Manchester United manager (source).

As United celebrated their 12th FA Cup title, courtesy of an extra-time goal by Jesse Lingard, the news of Mourinho being appointed as United manager next week had already been leaked.

Woodward and Mendes met for talks, Man Utd agree deal for world class target

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Manchester United have agreed a deal in principle to appoint Jose Mourinho as their manager.

The Portuguese manage was out of a job after being sacked by Chelsea towards the end of 2015. He will now take charge at Old Trafford.

Louis Van Gaal guided Manchester United to a FA Cup win yesterday night, but clearly that was not enough.

After euphoria, numbing despair: Villa’s new owner is as shady as they come

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After a sorry season, Aston Villa fans found a reason to rejoice as the club got a new owner, Chinese businessman Dr. Tony Xia.

His dad was an agricultural technician and his mother was a housewife. Having been academically talented, “Xia Jiantong”, moved to the United States to study at Harvard and MIT, and has took a five-month exchange at Oxford University.

Photo: Klopp misses out, Liverpool target pictured holding Arsenal shirt

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Arsenal are close to announcing the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.

The highly talented central midfielder has attracted a lot of interest from several European clubs including Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Manchester City.

But the English media are now reporting images of the player posing with the Arsenal kit.

VIDEO: Lingard Screamer Wins Manchester United the 2016 FA Cup

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Jesse Lingard scored a dramatic extra-time screamer to give 10-man Manchester United their 12 FA Cup title against a stubborn Crystal Palace at Wembley.

Lingard, an injury time substitute at the end of normal time, lashed home a volley on the edge of the box with just nine minutes of extra-time to play to complete United’s comeback from a goal down, with the Red Devils winning a joint-record 12th FA Cup trophy – the first significant piece of silverware for the club since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.

Champions League Final History: Results, Winners, Records, Goalscorers & Venues

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The Champions League is UEFA’s biggest competition and arguably the most important club competition in the world. The competition as it is today is a rebranding of the old European Cup, with the 2015/16 Champions League the 24th season in the new format, and the 61st in the history of the tournament.

Klopp to finalise first summer transfer on this date, top quality German set to join

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German goalkeeper Loris Karius has been linked with a move to Anfield this summer and according to latest reports it appears that a deal for the Mainz star could be announced soon.

The very reliable Liverpool correspondent Melissa Reddy from Goal.com has claimed that the signing of the German should be completed by Wednesday (25th May).

Champions League Finals Highlights and Videos

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Real Madrid will take on cross-city rivals Atletico Madrid on May 28th in the 2016 Champions League final at the San Siro in Milan, with this the 61st final in the competition’s long and illustrious history and the 24th since the its rebranding from the European Cup.

The match will be a repeat of the 2014 Champions League final in which Real Madrid triumphed over Atletico 4-1 after extra time in Lisbon, with an injury-time goal from defender Sergio Ramos saving the match for Real at the death.

Manchester United v Crystal Palace, FA Cup Final: Live Score, Goalscorers & Match Centre

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Welcome to Soccerlens’ live coverage of the FA Cup final, Crystal Palace v Manchester United, featuring the very best from during the match including goal highlights and much more. Kickoff is at 17:30 in what will be a packed Wembley Stadium in London, with this the 135th FA Cup final in the history of the competition.

Major boost for Klopp, Arsenal target informs club that he wants Liverpool move

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Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell this summer.

The Reds desperately need to sign another left back in order to replace Alberto Moreno and the highly talented Premier League starlet has been identified as the ideal replacement.

Moreno has failed to impress with his defensive abilities ever since he joined the Reds and is likely to be replaced as Liverpool’s first choice left back this summer.

Major boost for Wenger, top quality Liverpool target arrives in UK for Arsenal medical

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Arsenal have been linked with a move for the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.

The Switzerland international has been one of the best central midfielders in Germany for the last two seasons and has been a target for several European heavyweights like Liverpool and Bayern Munich.

La Liga club director confirms talks with Chelsea for winger, star arrives in London

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Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda has returned from his loan spell at Real Betis.

The highly talented Belgian midfielder claimed earlier this month that he would like to continue on loan at Betis and the La Liga outfit are willing to extend the loan spell as well. Betis have also confirmed that they are in talks with Chelsea regarding a permanent option to sign him.

VIDEO: Watch Man United's Wayne Rooney appear in a bizarre X-Men trailer

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Manchester United striker and club captain Wayne Rooney has featured in a bizarre X-Men Apocalypse trailer.

The England striker was a part of the short film intended to promote the latest X-Men film. The video was circulated by Manchester United’s social media accounts.

The promotional video shows a group of people who are looking to save the earth from Apocalypse and are keen to recruit a “a group of mutants to help defeat Apocalypse”.

Chinese investors bid for for UK's powerful football agency Stellar Group

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Four Chinese investor groups are locked in a bidding war worth $140 million for one of the world’s most powerful soccer agencies, UK-based Stellar Group which signifies China’s growing appetite to enter the football world, and dominate it.

As per reports by Reuters ,the Chinese bidders incorporate model car maker Rastar Group (300043.

2016 Champions League Final: Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Latest Ticket News

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Real Madrid will take on Atletico Madrid at the San Siro on May 28th in what will be the third all-Spanish Champions League final and a repeat of the 2014 final in which Real triumphed 4-1 to win their tenth Champions League title – La Decima.

The win further cemented Los Blancos as the Champions League’s most successful side in history, with Italian side AC Milan second with seven titles.

2016 FA Cup Final: Crystal Palace v Manchester United Starting Lineups

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Its Crystal Palace v Manchester United in the 2016 FA Cup final at Wembley in London, with the two sides ready for the biggest game of their respective seasons. Check out our predicted starting lineups, with the match set for a 17:30 (GMT) kickoff in the English capital.

Crystal Palace Predicted Starting Lineup:

Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare; Bolasie, Cabaye, Jedinak, Zaha, Puncheon; Wickham

Manchester United Predicted Starting Lineup:

De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Rojo; Carrick, Mata, Lingard, Rooney, Martial; Rashford

The 2016 FA Cup final will be the 135th in the history of the competition, with United the second most successful side with eleven titles – just one behind Arsenal on twelve.

Premier League: What the clubs spent in 2015/16

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Not a single Premier League club apart from Tottenham Hotspur have made a profit from their transfer dealings over the last two transfer windows.

According to reports from the Guardian, Spurs, who finished third in the league and secured an automatic Champions League qualification, have managed a (net) profit of £6.

Major transfer boost, South American star confirms desire to play for Chelsea

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Brazilian midfielder Lucas Lima is interested in making a move to Europe this summer and the player has indicated that he would be willing to join a club like Chelsea.

The Santos midfielder has been on fire this season and has been linked with moves to Barcelona and PSG as well. The player is not keen on signing for just any other club and only wants to join the very best.

Portuguese midfielder confirms Man Utd transfer desire after Carrington visit, LVG watched him

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Portuguese starlet Paulo Costa has revealed that he had a trial with Manchester United earlier this season and could join the club if the Old Trafford outfit decide to sign him.

The 15-year-old star plays for Sacavenense FC in Portugal and has been attracting a lot of interest from other European heavyweights.

Chelsea's £80m target favours Manchester United move

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James Rodriguez has struggled to make an impact for Real Madrid this season and there are high chances that the Colombian could leave the club in the summer.

The Colombian enjoyed a phenomenal campaign in his first season at Madrid following his £80 million move from Monaco after the 2014 World Cup, where he scored 17 goals and further assisted in 18, but hasn’t found the necessary confidence this season to reach his best level.

Manchester United made formal bid for €100m star, agent says midfielder won't join Chelsea

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Paul Pogba has won his fourth Serie A title this season with Juventus and the French international is expected to take Euro 2016 by storm this summer.

Since joining from Manchester United on a free transfer, Pogba has not only become a key player for Juventus but he has emerged as one of the best young midfielders in the world at the moment.

Manchester United made bid for Neymar; player willing to hold talks with Real Madrid

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Neymar has enjoyed a great 2015-16 campaign for Barcelona where he scored 24 goals and assisted in further 12 in La Liga. He is an integral part of Luis Enrique’s squad and his partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez is considered as one of the best trios world football has ever witnessed.

Celtic to appoint former Liverpool manager as their new boss

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Scottish champions Celtic are hoping to unveil former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers as their new manager as early as next week. Although no formal agreement has taken place, but reports suggest Celtic will make an official announcement by next Monday or Tuesday.

Rodgers will be given a £15m budget for transfers and wages to rebuild the squad.

Juventus star aims to emulate Messi, Ronaldo

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Since joining Juventus on a free transfer from Manchester United, Paul Pogba has developed into a top-class midfielder. The France midfielder is viewed as one of the young best midfielders in the world, but Pogba insists he hasn’t achieved anything yet and wants to become a complete midfielder.

Pogba is a typical box-to-box midfielder.

Liverpool agree surprise transfer, highly rated striker completes move

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Liverpool have confirmed on their official website that the highly talented Academy forward Daniel Trickett-Smith has joined the American club Sacramento Republic FC.

Trickett-Smith was highly rated by the club staff and it is quite surprising to see that the Merseyside giants have allowed him to leave.

FA Cup Finals History: Results, Winners, Records, GoalScorers & Venues

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The FA Cup is English football’s biggest cup competition and one of the most important in football. It is also the oldest cup competition in the world, having first started in 1871, with 736 teams taking part in the 2015/16 edition of the tournament. FA Cup final history is vast with many dramatic clashes taking place across its 145 year history.

2016 FA Cup Final: Manchester United v Crystal Palace Ticket News

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Manchester United and Crystal Palace were given 57,000 tickets between them for the FA Cup final this year, which will take place on May 21st at Wembley stadium in London. Compared to previous finals this is a significant increase, with the FA often fielding widespread criticism about their reserving thousands of seats for the wider footballing community and corporate partners in past finals rather than them being made available for fans.

FA Cup Finals History: Highlights and Videos

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Manchester United will take on Crystal Palace on May 21st in the 2016 FA Cup final at Wembley, with this the 135th final in the competition’s long and illustrious history.

The match will be a repeat of the 1990 FA Cup final in which Manchester United triumphed over Palace 1-0 in a replay, with the first tie ending in a 3-3 draw.

Manchester United v Crystal Palace, 2016 FA Cup Final: Team News, Betting Odds & Predictions

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Its Crystal Palace vs Manchester United in the 2016 FA Cup final with the match set for May 21st at Wembley. Cup final fever is starting to sink in, with many busy sharing their preferred lineups for both sides. Team selection for the 2016 FA Cup final will be the hardest of jobs for the respective managers and those set to miss out sure to be devastated.

Abramovich agrees to fund Conte's wish, Chelsea have agreement for winger

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Chelsea are looking to sign the Juventus winger Kwadwo Asamoah this summer.

According to reports, Antonio Conte is a big admirer of the 27-year-old star and is looking to bring him to Chelsea.

Furthermore, the report also adds that Roman Abramovich is backing Conte’s move for the Ghana midfielder and is willing to spend up to 20 million pounds for the Juventus star.

Liverpool vs Sevilla: Riot police called in after fights broke out between rival fans

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Liverpool fans had to endure a tough night on Wednesday on their trip to Basel. Not only were they left heartbroken with a Europa League final defeat to Sevilla, but got themselves involved in a skirmish with the rival fans ahead of the match at St Jakob-Park stadium.

Sevilla had managed to sell only 7,000 of their 9,000 allocated tickets while Liverpool fans appeared to have occupied to be almost three-quarters of the 35,000-capacity ground.

Major transfer boost, club decides to sell Mendes client to Man Utd

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Spanish giants Valencia have decided to sell their talented young midfielder Andre Gomes to Manchester United.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb (their Spanish version), Gomes is expected to join Manchester United in the summer. The report adds that Gomes will have to accept the club’s decision now unless he decides to force a move to Juventus.

Liverpool open talks to hijack Man Utd move for attacker, Mendes set to be involved

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Liverpool have made an approach to sign the Manchester United target Rafa Silva.

The Braga winger has attracted a lot of interest from several European giants with his performances this season and could join a new club next season. Manchester United have been linked with a move for him over the last few months and it would be a major blow if their bitter rivals Liverpool managed to hijack the move.

Aston Villa takeover: Chinese company agree £60m deal

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Chinese businessman and Chairman of the Recan Group Dr Tony Jiantong Xia has agreed to buy relegated Aston Villa for £60m, the club has confirmed via an official statement.

American billionaire Randy Lerner, who bought Aston Villa in 2006, put the club up for sale in 2014, and he believes Xia is an “excellent choice” to take the club forward.

Major blow for Liverpool, target says London is beautiful and Arsenal are awesome

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Borrusia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka has dropped a major transfer hint.

The Swiss midfielder has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer. Xhaka is also a target for Liverpool and Manchester City.

The highly talented central midfielder has previously claimed that it is his dream to play in the Premier League and it seems that his dream might come true this summer.

Manchester United make formal move for €65m Arsenal target, Conte wants to speak with the striker

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Both Manchester United and Arsenal need a striker in the summer and it seems the two Premier League giants are fighting over for Juventus forward Alvaro Morata.

Morata joined Juventus in 2014 for a reported fee of €20 million and has won Serie A twice during his time in Italy. The Spain international has had a below-per season scoring 11 goals in 46 appearances, but did put up a strong performance in European games for the Bianconeri.

Liverpool v Sevilla: Match Report, Stats, Goals & Video Highlights

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Sevilla won their third consecutive Europa League title after coming from behind to beat Liverpool 3-1 in Basel, with two goals from captain Coke ruining Liverpool’s dreams of a Champions League berth next season.

Liverpool 1-3 Sevilla: Match report

It was Liverpool’s second cup final this season, after their League Cup final appearance against Manchester City, and considering their first half showing, they looked to be on course for their first piece of silverware after Daniel Sturridge gave them the lead midway through the first half with a brilliant strike with the outside of the boot, a goal that was richly deserved for Jurgen Klopp’s men after a dominant opening 45 minutes in which three penalty decisions went against them and Dejan Lovren’s header was disallowed for offside.

Liverpool 1-3 Sevilla: Europa League Final Match Report

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Sevilla won their third consecutive Europa League title after coming from behind to beat Liverpool 3-1 in Basel.

Daniel Sturridge gave Liverpool the lead midway through the first half with a brilliant strike with the outside of the boot, a goal that was richly deserved for Jurgen Klopp’s men after a dominant opening 45, but Kevin Gameiro tapped in just 17 seconds after the restart following a rampaging run from full-back Mariano to start their comeback.

Could Arsenal or Chelsea win the Premier League next season?

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An incredible season in the Premier League ended yesterday and it will go down in history as one of the most remarkable campaigns ever. It was truly the year of the underdog as Leicester City were crowned champions of England.

While the big guns Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United failed to impress, the likes of Leicester, Tottenham and West Ham scaled new heights under the tutelage of Ranieri, Pochettino and Bilic.

Juventus 2016-17 Home Kit by Adidas Released

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The brand new Juventus 2016-17 home kit was released on May 14, 2016. Once again, the kit has been manufactured and designed by Adidas while Jeep continues to be the main sponsor for the new Juve 16-17 home, away and third kits.

Adidas became Juventus’ main kit supplier at the start of 2015-16 season and have a deal with the Bianconeri until 2021.

Father says Chelsea target prefers Man Utd, transfer will be done by this date

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Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park this summer.

The Belgian has been on fire since joining the Toffees from Chelsea and is a target for several European heavyweights including his former club Chelsea.

The player’s father has fuelled further speculations about his future by claiming that he wants Lukaku to join Manchester United or Bayern Munich this summer and that his transfer should be sealed before the Euros begin (10th June).

AC Milan 2016-17 Home Kit by Adidas Released

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The brand new AC Milan 2016-17 home kit was released on May 14, 2016, and the shirt made its debut in Milan’s 3-1 defeat to Roma at the final match of the 2015-16 Serie A season at San Siro.

It has been made by Adidas and the 16-17 home kit has been sponsored by Fly Emirates. The new AC Milan 16-17 home shirt introduces a bold look for the iconic black and red stripes and takes inspiration from the club’s nickname il Diavolo (The Devil).

2016 Europa League Final: Liverpool v Sevilla Predicted Starting Lineups

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Its Liverpool vs Sevilla in the 2016 Europa League final in Switzerland today, with the two sides ready for the biggest game of their respective seasons. Check out our predicted starting lineups, with the match set for a 19:45 (GMT) kickoff at St. Jakob-Park in Basel.

Liverpool Predicted Starting Lineup: Mignolet, Alberto Moreno, Toure, Lovren, Clyne, Milner, Can, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge

Sevilla Starting Predicted Lineup: Soria, Mariano, Rami, Carrico, Tremoulinas, Krychowiak, N’Zonzi, Coke, Banega, Vitolo, Gameiro

The match will be the seventh since the competition’s rebranding from the UEFA Cup, with Sevilla the tournament’s most successful side with two titles.

Chelsea agree stunning £60m-per-year Kit deal with Nike

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Chelsea have reportedly agreed on a £60m-per-year kit deal with Nike that will land them the second-most lucrative kit deal in the world at the moment.

Manchester United still have the most lucrative kit deal in Europe with their £75m-per-year Adidas sponsorship but Chelsea’s £60m kit deal is twice what Arsenal are paid (£30m) by Puma and is more than three times (£12m) what Manchester City earn from Nike.

Del Bosque on why Arsenal and Chelsea stars didn’t make Euro 2016 squad

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Eyebrows were raised when Vicente Del Bosque named his 25-man preliminary Spain squad for Euro 2016 on Tuesday and Chelsea striker Diego Costa wasn’t included on the list.

Del Bosque has always backed Costa in both good and difficult times but he chose not to select the Chelsea striker ahead of a major tournament keeping the player’s recent injury problems in mind.

Manchester United midfielder, Arsenal superstar, Can included in Germany's Euro 2016 squad

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Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been included in Germany’s preliminary 27-man squad for Euro 2016 to be held in France next month.

The 31-year-old has been named as the German captain by Joachim Low despite not playing for United since March because of a knee ligament injury sustained in Germany’s 3-2 friendly defeat by England.

Chelsea agree deal with PL star after meeting with Abramovich and Conte

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Chelsea have agreed on a new contract with their club captain and centre-back John Terry.

The England defender was linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer but the Chelsea legend has decided to extend his stay at his boyhood club for another year at least.

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Sevilla 2016-17 Home Kit by New Balance Released

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The new Sevilla 2016-17 home kit was launched on 16th May 2016. It has been manufactured by New Balance, an American based company who also design kits for Liverpool FC, Celtic FC, FC Porto, Stoke City and national football teams, Costa Rica and Panama.

The 16-17 Sevilla home kit has been launched as part of the ‘Miedo a Nada’ (Fear Nothing) campaign for the 2016-17 season, which gives insight into the Club’s fearless approach to the new season, their desire to reach the pinnacle of La Liga and to compete in Europe.

Klopp determined to seal La Liga transfer for Striker, player wants move

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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is set to secure a permanent move away from Anfield this summer.

The controversial Italian forward failed to make his mark at Merseyside since joining the Reds under Brendan Rodgers. The player was then loaned out to AC Milan, where he struggled to make an impact as well.

Chelsea News: Star confirms he is ready to complete transfer; Blues agree €78m deal

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Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas has revealed that he is ready to complete a permanent transfer away from Stamford Bridge if the opportunity presents itself.

Kalas has spent the last 16 months on loan at Middlesbrough and has been a regular first team member at Riverside. The talented young defender is determined to continue his progress and will make the switch permanent in order to play regularly.

Striker to seal Liverpool transfer in July; PL winner will join Man Utd if this happens

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Liverpool are set to lose their talented young striker Jerome Sinclair to Watford.

The highly talented forward will leave the Reds at the end of this season. The player’s contract expires at the end of June and an extension has been ruled out.

The striker will join Watford on the 1st of July 2016 according to latest reports.

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace – 2016 FA Cup Final Preview

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Welcome to Soccerlens’ coverage of the FA Cup final 2016 between Manchester United and Crystal Palace. Here you’ll find all the relevant information for the final, which takes place on May 21st at Wembley in London.

From FA Cup history, final highlights, team news, betting odds, lineups, records and statistics are all found here, with the 2016 FA Cup final sure to be another exciting affair.

2016 Europa League Final: Live Score, Goalscorers & Result

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Welcome to Soccerlens’ live coverage of the Europa League final, Liverpool v Sevilla, featuring the very best from Twitter and the web during the match, goal highlights and much more. Kickoff is at 19:45 in a packed St Jakob-Park in Basel, with this the first of two showpiece European club football finals this month.

Liverpool vs Sevilla – 2016 Europa League Final Preview

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Welcome to Soccerlens’ coverage of the Europa League final 2016 between Liverpool and Sevilla. Here you’ll find all the relevant information for the final, which takes place on May 18th at St. Jakob-Park in Basel, Switzerland.

Europa League history, final highlights, team news, betting odds, lineups, records and statistics are all found here, with the 2016 Europa League final sure to be just as exciting as the previous six editions of the newly branded tournament.

Arsenal agree personal deal with €30m target, club confirm offer

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It seems like Arsenal are determined to finalise a deal for Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka before Euro 2016 kicks off, but Borussia Monchengladbach are stalling on the deal as they look for a suitable replacement.

Xhaka has a contract at Gladbach till 2019 and Arsenal will have to pay a handsome transfer fee around €30-40m to force the German club into selling their prized asset.

Europa League Finals History: Highlights and Videos

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Liverpool will take on Spanish side Sevilla on May 18th in the 2016 Europa League final in Switzerland, with this the seventh final since the competition’s rebranding from the UEFA Cup.

Both sides have now flown to Basel for last minute preparations, with the match to take place at FC Basel’s home stadium, St.

Liverpool v Sevilla, 2016 Europa League Final: Team News, Betting Odds & Predictions

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Its Liverpool vs Sevilla in the 2016 Europa League final with the match set for May 18th in Switzerland. Cup final fever is starting to sink in with thousands of fans already descending on St Jakob Park in Basel, with many busy sharing their preferred lineups for both sides. Team selection for the 2016 Europa League final will be the hardest of jobs for the respective managers and those set to miss out sure to be devastated.

HIGHLIGHTS: Liverpool’s Route to the 2016 Europa League Final

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Liverpool will take on Spanish side Sevilla on May 18th in the 2016 Europa League final in Basel. Having struggled under the management of Brendan Rodgers at the start of the season, Jurgen Klopp has steadied the ship and is preparing to lead his side out in what will be their second cup final this season.

Star wants to play under Mourinho, interesting offer made for Man Utd priority target

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for the Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic over the last few months and it seems they have finally made their move for the PSG striker.

Ibrahimovic is out of contract this summer and has revealed that he will not renew at the French capital and wants a new adventure for next season.

EURO 2016: Travel Guide and Information on Host Cities

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Euro 2016 is upon us and if you are wondering about your travel, accommodation and require a general guide to France, here at Soccerlens we have you covered.

GoEuro, a company that aims to make travelling across Europe easier by providing people with the tools to fully benefit from Europe’s excellent rail, bus, and air travel infrastructure, have together a detailed travel guide for Euro 2016 and they also look at the host cities in depth in terms of affordability, accessibility and football spirit.

Klopp persuades Liverpool owners to sign midfielder, star set to sign by tomorrow

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Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Udinese midfielder Piotr Zielinski over the last few weeks.

The highly talented central midfielder was on loan at Empoli this season and has attracted a lot of interest with his stellar performances in the Serie A.

The creative midfielder has contributed to 11 goals and assists in the Italian league this season and Liverpool could certainly use a player like that.

World class Spaniard could be set for €50m Manchester United transfer in June

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was close to sealing his dream move to Real Madrid last summer. On the final day of the summer transfer deadline, the deal broke off, courtesy Madrid’s fax machine that failed to register the transfer details within the stipulated time frame.

De Gea signed a new United deal shortly after his move to Madrid collapsed.

Major blow for Liverpool, German international confirms he wants to play for Man Utd

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Former Manchester United keeper Ron-Robert Zieler has claimed that he is open to the idea of playing for the Old Trafford outfit once again.

The 27-year-old German international was a Manchester United academy graduate and is linked with a move away from the Bundesliga this summer.

Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester City are also interested in the reliable German, but it is clear that he prefers a return to Old Trafford.

Europa League Final History: Results, Winners, Records, GoalScorers, Venues

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The Europa League is UEFA’s second biggest competition and one of the most important club competitions in the world. Born from the ashes of the old UEFA Cup in 2009-10, the competition is the latest incarnation of the annual European club competition that has existed since 1971. Europa League final history is vast with many dramatic clashes taking place all over Europe in some of the most prestigious stadiums.

Can England win Euro 2016?

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Roy Hodgson has selected his 26-man provisional England Euro 2016 squad on Monday which will be reduced to the mandatory 23 a week on Saturday, the day after the Three Lions play their friendly against Australia.

The England manager has picked up a young squad and wants his players to take inspiration from Leicester’s extraordinary achievement in winning the 2015-16 Premier League title.

Spain Euro 2016 provisional squad: De Gea in, Mata out, Chelsea star not selected

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Vicente del Bosque has announced the 25-man Spain Euro 2016 provisional squad on Tuesday for the Euro Championships in France.

OFICIAL | Lista provisional de 25 jugadores para la #EURO2016 / Provisional 25-man call up for the #EURO2016 pic.twitter.

German star agrees terms with Liverpool, Klopp set to seal summer transfer

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Mainz keeper Loris Karius has been linked with a move away from Bundesliga this summer and it appears that the young German is headed to Liverpool in the summer.

Liverpool are in desperate need of a starting goalkeeper to replace Simon Mignolet and have identified Karius as the ideal replacement.

Man Utd's stunning move for PL winner close to being sealed and announced

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Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho has been linked with a move to Manchester United over the last few months.

The former Chelsea manager is out of a job and is eyeing his way back into management with the Old Trafford outfit.

Manchester United are set to miss out on a top-four finish this season.

Man Utd in talks with attacker, star confirms transfer desire; Deal agreed for defender

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Manchester United left back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has agreed on a new four-year contract with the Premier League giants.

The 19-year-old full-back has had an excellent debut season with the Old Trafford outfit and is seen as a key member of the first team squad going forward.

Borthwick-Jackson has done very well to fill in for the injured England international Luke Shaw.

Bid submitted for Klopp's major transfer target; Star reveals transfer talks

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Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze has been linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena this summer.

The highly talented attacking midfielder has failed to make his mark at Bayern Munich since joining them from Borussia Dortmund. Gotze’s contract with the German club ends next year and he is looking to kick-start his career with a move away from Munich this summer.

Chelsea's €100m target confirms holding talks over mega deal

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Long term Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann has revealed that he wants to stay with his present club Atletico Madrid and talks are underway over a new deal.

The 25-year-old French winger scored his 22nd goal on Saturday as Atletico beat Celta Vigo 2-0 to finish third in the table, three points behind La Liga champions Barcelona.

England Euro 2016 preliminary squad announced - Rashford, Milner in, Walcott misses out

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The Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson has announced his 26-man preliminary England Euro 2016 squad for the Euro Championships in France to be held next month.

Hodgson has surprised everyone by selecting Manchester United’s young striker Marcus Rashford in his preliminary squad. The 18-year-old only made his debut in February, and scored twice in his first match and since then has been one of the key performers for the Red Devils.

Liverpool set to complete £12m midfielder signing within next 48 hours

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Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski looks all set to join Liverpool from Serie A club Udinese this summer, and the deal could be completed as early as this Wednesday.

According to Polish newspaper Przeglad Sportowy, Liverpool are close to finalising a deal for Zielinski after reports emerged earlier this month that the Reds had tabled a £12m bid for the 21-year-old midfielder.

Barcelona win 2015-16 La Liga title

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Just one point separated Barcelona and Real Madrid at the top of the La Liga table after 37 rounds of action as they took the field for the last league match of the season for the decision of where the title would go. While Real Madrid started the goalscoring earlier at Estadio Municipal de Riazor against Deportivo La Coruna, with Ronaldo getting an early goal, a win for Barcelona, against Granada would secure them the title, and only if they slipped would Real Madrid’s win have done any damage.

FIFA's relationship with five star lifestyle continues despite Infantino's early promises

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FIFA has become infamous for the members’ lavish or “five-star” way of life.

But after Gianni Infantino was chosen president of the sport’s governing body in February, one of his first promises was to make FIFA more unassuming and more humble.

The early signs were indeed promising and the fact that he traveled to Britain for his first official engagement by a budget airline, rather than a private plane, like his predecessor preferred.

Real Madrid or Barcelona – Who will win the 2015-16 La Liga title?

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We move into the final round of the 2015-16 La Liga campaign, and we’ve some cracking games coming up. There is a battle to be won at the top, while three teams are fighting for survival.

Barcelona are still leading the table with 88 points while Real Madrid are just below them with 87 points.

Stoke City 2016-17 Kits by Macron Released

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The Potters have released the brand new official Stoke City 2016-17 kits (home and way) for the upcoming season on May 6, 2016. The new 16-17 kits have been made by Macron, and it features bet365 as the club’s primary sponsor.

CUT FROM A DIFFERENT CLOTH | #SCFC reveal new @MacronSports 2016/17 Home and Away kits: https://t.

Borussia Dortmund 2016-17 Home Kit by Puma Released

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Borussia Dortmund have unveiled their brand new official 2016-17 home kit for the upcoming season. The new Borussia Dortmund 2016-17 home kit has been made by Puma and it features Evonik as the club’s primary sponsor.

The new BVB home jersey 16/17!

Bayern Munich 2016-17 Home Kit by Adidas Released

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The new Bayern Munich 2016-17 home kit is out, and the German champions are set to unveil it at their Bundesliga match against Hannover 96 at the Allianz Arena on May 14.

Champions of Germany.

Manchester United or Manchester City: Who will finish 4th on the final day?

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Champions Leicester City will be given a guard of honour at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, as we head into the final round of the 2015-16 Premier League season.

Sunderland’s 3-0 win over Everton in the penultimate fixture meant Norwich City and Newcastle United have dropped down to the Championship along with Aston Villa.

Chelsea offer John Terry a one-year contract extension

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Chelsea have offered skipper John Terry a one-year contract extension, the club have confirmed on their official twitter account today. Terry is reportedly considering the offer.

It is announced in the press conference that John Terry has been offered a one-year contract extension.

Arsenal set sights on signing French midfielder after meeting already takes place

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Well, it hasn’t taken long, has it? The raid on newly crowned Premier League Champions Leicester City is truly under way as French media outlet France Football reports that Arsenal have set their sights on signing French midfielder N’golo Kante. The 25 year old has had a stunning season for Claudio Ranieri’s side and was a key member in Leicester’s historic Premier League triumph.

Europa League Final Tickets: Liverpool fans outrage at prices and UEFA's empty seats

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Liverpool fans worldwide have been frustrated by UEFA’s decision to leave 400 seats at the upcoming Europa League final empty, while some Europa League final tickets have been put up for sale for as much as £3000 as demand for the showpiece event soars.

Tickets exchange websites have put certain Europa League final tickets up for sale at £3000 and above, with many Liverpool fans left disgusted by the inflated prices, and the fact that 400 of tickets reportedly earmarked for the club are to be used as a makeshift barrier between the fans.

Arsenal make formal move for 30m Manchester United target

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Arsenal are well aware they need to add a striker within their ranks to get the Premier League trophy that has evaded them for so long and have identified Juventus’ Alvaro Morata as the player.

The Spanish striker is seeking an exit and has been offered to a number of Europe’s top clubs.

Chelsea could contact Mendes in coming weeks for €80m Manchester United target

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James Rodriguez has endured a frustrating 2015-16 campaign for Real Madrid and the Colombian’s future has been intensively speculated in the media.

After enjoying a phenomenal 2014-15 season, where he scored 17 goals and further assisted in 18, this season he hasn’t found the necessary confidence to reach his best levels.

France Squad for Euro 2016: Manchester United striker selected, Giroud in, Ben Arfa misses out

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France national team manager Didier Deschamps has selected his 23-man squad for Euro 2016 on Thursday. While most of his selections are justified, the inclusion of the Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud ahead of Nice forward Hatem Ben Arfa has raised eyebrows.

In the absence of Karim Benzema, who will miss the tournament after receiving a ban for his involvement in an alleged blackmail scandal from the French federation last month, Deschamps has included as many six forwards to his squad but named the in-form forward Ben Arfa as a reserve.

Quique Sanchez Flores: Watford manager to leave in summer

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Watford and manager Quique Sánchez Flores will part ways at the end of the season, effectively at the end of this week, when the Premier League comes to an end.

Flores said, “I had a meeting with the club to make a resumé of the season and after that I confirmed that the club and me don’t have the same point of view about the season.

Everton sack Martinez, Frank De Boer expected in Liverpool to sign on as next manager

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Everton have parted ways with Roberto Martínez and put the Spaniard’s three seasons in charge to the end.

News of the club sacking the manager started doing rounds a few hours before the announcement was made and the confirmation of his exit followed the resolution of talks between the club and the manager’s representatives over a severance payment.

German giants sign Liverpool target from France on five year deal

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Borussia Dortmund have signed the extremely highly rated teenager Ousmane Dembélé from Rennes for an undisclosed fee. The 18-year-old has been linked with a bevy of clubs, most prominently with Liverpool in the last couple of months.

Dembélé signed a five-year contract with Borussia Dortmund and has ended speculation around his future in doing so as he caps off an unbelievable debut season.

Guardiola’s Manchester City could be hit with transfer ban for alleged illegal transfers

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Manchester City could find themselves in trouble if they are found guilty of buying a player under the legal age.

According to a report in Gazetta World, the club could be in trouble for buying Maltese youngster Myles Beerman, who officially joined the club in 2014 when he was just 15. However, according to FIFA’s disciplinary committee, Beerman joined the Premier League side from Floriana FC (in Malta) two years prior when he was 13, which is under the legal transfer age.

Liverpool’s performance against Chelsea leaves a lot to be desired for the Europa League final

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A game that was meant to be a dress rehearsal for next week’s Europa League final for Liverpool ended up with a lot to be desired from the Reds. Chelsea, more notably Eden Hazard has looked in delicious form in recent weeks with the Belgian having scored some gorgeous goals to make up for lost time.

Three midfielders Manchester United must target in the summer

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Bayern Munich shocked everyone, and especially the Manchester United fans, earlier this week when they announced the signing of Renato Sanches from Benfica. It was unexpected and the announcement of the deal almost came out of the blue.

Manchester United were thought to be heavily interested in the 18-year-old midfielder and scouts have had watched him on several occasions this season.

Liverpool offered encouraging signs in signing £28m Barcelona target

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According to reports from the Guardian, Liverpool have been offered encouraging signs to sign French winger Ousmane Dembele. The 18 year old teenage sensation has been in stunning form for Ligue 1 side Stade Rennes having scored 12 goals in his first season as a professional. It is believed that Liverpool are competing against their manager’s former side Borussia Dortmund in a deal that could be worth £28m.

Chelsea want £50m-a-year new Kit sponsor

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Adidas shocked everyone on Wednesday when they confirmed on their official website that they had mutually agreed to terminate their existing partnership agreement with Chelsea football club.

It was a shock move really. Adidas have been Chelsea’s kit sponsor and sportswear supplier since 2006 and they were under contract with Blues until June 30, 2023.

Ronaldo 1st, Messi 2nd, Chelsea duo and Manchester United star feature in Top 10 Highest Earning Players

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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest earning player in the world, ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, according to the latest study revealed by Forbes.

Nowadays, players earn incredible amounts of money and top performers like Ronaldo, Messi, Suarez et al are richly rewarding by their respective clubs and sponsors for being the best players in the world.

Real Madrid and Manchester United feature in world's top 5 most valuable sports teams

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La Liga giants Real Madrid are the most valuable football team in the world, and second most valuable sports team according to the latest study revealed by Forbes.

Madrid, who face Atletico Madrid in this year’s Champions League final, have been holding this position for the fourth consecutive year.

2016 Europa League Final: Date, Kickoff Time, Tickets, Channels, Live Streaming

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Welcome to the 2016 Europa League Final info page. The most useful information about the Europa League final can be found here, from kick-off times, live streaming options, TV coverage, links to historic Europa League final stats and lots more.

As well as European silverware for the winners, a spot in the 2016/17 Champions League is up for grabs as well as entry into next season’s UEFA Super Cup, with Liverpool and Sevilla both gearing up for the most important match of their respective seasons.

2016 Champions League Final: Date, Kickoff Time, Tickets, Channels, Live Streaming

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Welcome to our 2016 Champions League Final page. The most useful information about the Champions League final can be found here, from kick-off times, live streaming options, TV coverage, links to historic Champions League final stats and lots more.

The Champions League is the most important European competition in the world and known as the pinnacle of club football.

Everton 2016-17 Home Kit by Umbro Released

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The Toffees have released the brand new Everton 2016-17 home kit on May 12, 2016, for the 2016-17 season. The new home jersey is made by Umbro and it features Chang beer as the club’s primary sponsor.

EVERTON 2016-17 HOME KIT DESIGN

Umbro have drawn inspiration for the new 16-17 home kit from the club’s spiritual home, Goodison Park.

Chelsea and Adidas agree on termination of Kit deal partnership

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Chelsea and Adidas have mutually agreed to terminate their existing partnership agreement prematurely.

Adidas have been Chelsea’s kit sponsor and sportswear supplier since 2006. However, much to the surprise of everyone, Adidas have confirmed on their official website that the agreement had ended six years in advance.

Massive Blow: Arsenal star ruled out for nine months

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Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has been ruled out for nine months after undergoing a knee surgery.

Danny Welbeck has had surgery to his right knee. Full recovery will take approx nine months: https://t.co/mAtgUiEYOH pic.twitter.com/QYM79Q8qOZ

- Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 11, 2016

The 25-year-old suffered a knee injury during Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

Agent to hold talk with club, Chelsea's €40m target to decide future next week

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Spain striker Alvaro Morata joined Juventus on a five-year deal for €20 million in 2014. However, there is a high possibility that he could leave the Turin giants at the end of the season.

Morata’s former club Real Madrid hold an option to buy him back in the future. It seems Los Blancos are looking to activate that clause in the summer while there is also interest from several top Premier League clubs.

Video & Reaction: West Ham fans attack Manchester United bus

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West Ham fans attacked the Manchester United team bus ahead of the teams meeting in the Premier League on Tuesday night, which marked the final game the Hammers will play at Upton Park.

Emotions ran high as the London outfit bid farewell to their home of 112 years, with a move to the Olympic Stadium this summer.

Manchester United 2016-17 Away Kit by Adidas Released

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The Red Devils have released the brand new Manchester United 2016-17 Away kit on May 11, 2016, ahead of the home shirt, which is yet to be released.

Adidas, in his second year of the £750m record-breaking deal with Manchester United, has taken an inspiration from iconic kits throughout the history of the club, while preparing the new kit.

Liverpool in advanced talks to sign Portuguese midfielder

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Rafael Camacho joined Manchester City in the summer of 2014 from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.

The 15-year-old is a highly rated midfielder in Portugal, and is often regarded as “one of the best talents” to have emerged from the country in his age group.

Camacho has scored three goals in five appearances for his country’s under-16s, but it seems City scouts are not too impressed with his development, as they’ve made him clear that he is unlikely to win a professional deal at the Etihad.

Chelsea striker reveals his transfer plans for next season

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On loan Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao says he might return to French club Monaco, despite interest from his former club River Plate.

Falcao made a name for himself as one of the best strikers in Europe during his spells at Porto and Atletico Madrid. After enjoying two wonderful seasons with the Rojiblancos, he joined Monaco for an eye-catching fee of €60m in July 2013.

Brazilian footballer Bernardo Ribeiro dies; second player in two days to pass away

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Footballer Bernardo Ribeiro died after falling ill during a match in Brazil.

The Brazilian was playing a match for Friburguense on Saturday when he took ill and had to be replaced, according to O Globo. He was taken to hospital but later suffered a suspected fatal heart attack, according to reports.

2016 FA Cup Final: Date, Kickoff Time, Tickets, Channels, Live Streaming

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Welcome to our 2016 FA Cup Final page. The most useful information about the FA Cup Final can be found here, from kick-off times, live streaming options and TV coverage to links to FA Cup finals history and lots more.

As well as silverware for the winners, a spot in the 2016/17 Europa League is up for grabs for the FA Cup winner as well as entry into next season’s domestic opener, the FA Community Shield, against Leicester City who won the 2015/16 Premier League.

Liverpool 2016-17 Home Kit by New Balance Revealed

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Liverpool FC have officially unveiled the brand new Liverpool 2016-17 home kit manufactured by New Balance on May 9, 2016 at a special live event on Monday night.

The Liverpool 16-17 home shirt is one again sponsored by Standard Chartered. Four first team players – Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho, Simon Mignolet, Jon Flanagan – supported by academy graduate Connor Randall and Liverpool Ladies duo Gemma Bonner and Natasha Harding were present on the live event to unveil the 2016-17 Liverpool home jersey.

Premier League 2016-17 Kits

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It’s that time of the year when Premier League clubs release their official kits for the brand new season ahead. Of the top 20 Premier League teams, so far only Chelsea, Liverpool, Sunderland and Leicester City have released their official Premier League 2016-17 kits for the upcoming season.

Premier League 2016-17 Kits Overview
  • Arsenal 16-17 Kits
  • Bournemouth 16-17 Kits
  • Burnley 16-17 Kits
  • Chelsea 16-17 Kits
  • Crystal Palace 16-17 Kits
  • Everton 16-17 Kits
  • Leicester City 16-17 Kits
  • Liverpool 16-17 Kits
  • Manchester City 16-17 Kits
  • Manchester United 16-17 Kits
  • Southampton 16-17 Kits
  • Stoke City 16-17 Kits
  • Sunderland 16-17 Kits
  • Swansea City 16-17 Kits
  • Tottenham 16-17 Kits
  • Watford 16-17 Kits
  • West Brom 16-17 Kits
  • West Ham 16-17 Kits

Chelsea 2016-17 Kits

The new Chelsea 2016-17 home kit made by Adidas was launched on May 5, 2016, ahead of their manager Antonio Conte’s arrival this summer.

Bayern Munich sign €35m Manchester United target Renato Sanches

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German champions Bayern Munich have stunned everyone after they announced the signing of Benfica’s highly talented youngster Renato Sanches on Tuesday.

DONE DEAL! 18-year-old Renato #Sanches will join from Benfica this summer. Welcome to #FCBayern!

Bayern Munich sign Mats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund

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German champions Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of Mats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. The German defender has agreed a contract till 2021, although Bayern have yet to disclose the transfer fee.

TRANSFER COMPLETE! #FCBayern have also signed @matshummels, with the centre back agreeing a contract until 2021 too!

Arsenal enter discussion for Riyad Mahrez, Manchester United interested

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Only three seasons ago, Riyad Mahrez was plying trade in Ligue 2 with Le Havre. His family and friends were not convinced with his move to Leicester City (joined for a paltry fee of 450,000 Euros only) due to the physical nature of the league, as they felt his playing style would be more suited to Spain.

West Ham vs Manchester United: Team News, Possible Lineups, Live Stream

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West Ham vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: 10th May 2016

Time: 19:45 pm BST
Venue: Upton Park, London
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Slaven Bilic will demand a response from West Ham when they face Manchester United on Wednesday night after they suffered a shock 4-1 defeat against Swansea City on Saturday.

Arsenal very close to signing €40m Liverpool transfer target

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Arsenal are close to sealing a deal for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, according to latest reports from Germany.

Over the past few months, Xhaka’s future has come under strong speculation, with several heavyweight Premier League clubs, including the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea, been linked with a move for the Swiss midfielder.

Club president comments on £28m midfielder's Chelsea transfer after done deal reports

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Italian giants Roma haven’t given up on hopes of finishing second in the Serie A which will guarantee them an automatic place in the group stages of the Champions League next season.

A lot of noise has been going on about Roma’s potential transfer moves, with several Giallorossi players have been linked with a big-money move to top Premier League clubs this summer.

Manchester City vs Arsenal, EPL 2016: Score, Goals, Highlights & Reaction

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Final Score: Manchester City 2-2 Arsenal

Manchester City and Arsenal played out a thrilling draw at Etihad in the Premier League this evening.

The draw will come as a major boost to Manchester United who are now in the driving seat for a top four finish. The Red Devils just need to win their next two matches in the Premier League to secure their place in next season’s Champions League.

LvG on becoming an Arsenal fan, top 4 race, latest injury news

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said that his side are still in the hunt for a likely top four finish after the Red Devils secured a 1-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday.

While the result was impressive, the performance was lacklustre, to say the least. United failed to create enough goal scoring chances and could have found themselves on the backfoot early on had Cameron Jerome directed his free header goalwards.

Premier League 2015-16 Relegation Battle: Sunderland Win, Newcastle Disappoint

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The Premier League 2015-16 relegation battle is heating up after round 37 of Premier League actions on Saturday, with both Norwich City and Newcastle United dropping crucial points, and Sunderland moving out of the drop zone following their 3-2 win over Chelsea.

With Aston Villa being already relegated, following their 1-0 defeat at Manchester United three weeks ago, it leaves with two places and three teams fighting for survival.

Sunderland 2016-17 Home Kit by Adidas Released

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The Black Cats have released the brand new official Sunderland 2016-17 home kit for the 2016-17 season. The new home jersey is made by Adidas and it features Dafabet as the club’s primary sponsor.

Sunderland 2016-17 Home Kit Design

The new Sunderland 16-17 home shirt features the club’s traditional red and white stripes.

PHOTO: Leicester City players lifting the Premier League trophy

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After wrapping up the Premier League title last week at Old Trafford, it was time for Leicester City’s coronation at their home ground. And what a sight it was.

Legendary Italian singer and songwriter Andrea Bocelli performed ‘Nessun Dorma’ at King Power Stadium, with home fans in a full celebratory mood.

Sunderland vs Chelsea: Goals, Highlights, Twitter Reaction

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Sunderland twice came from behind to secure a famous 3-2 victory against Chelsea at the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon. The victory puts them out of the relegation zone, with Norwich City having lost 1-0 to Manchester United earlier in the day.

Eden Hazard looked lively throughout the opening 45 minutes, with the Belgian heavily involved in almost every Chelsea’s attacking moves.

Middlesbrough are back in the Premier League

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Middlesbrough will be playing in the Premier League for the 2016/17 season after they drew 1-1 against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Riverside.

Cristhian Stuani ended a run of 1013 minutes in all competitions without a goal for Middlesbrough (16 hours & 53 mins) after tapping home for the home side in the 19th minute to set Boro on their way to a decisive point.

Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng dies after collapsing on the pitch

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Patrick Ekeng, a Cameroon international representing Dinamo Bucharest at the club level, died on Friday after collapsing on the pitch during a league match against Viitorul Constanța. He was 26.

Ekeng fell on the pitch in the 70th minute of a televised Romanian league match between Dinamo and Viitorul.

4-2-3-1 v Watford: Klopp's weak Liverpool starting lineup after several changes; Stats, Analysis and Predicted Teams

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Liverpool vs Watford
English Premier League
8th May 2016, 16:00 pm BST
Anfield, Liverpool
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Liverpool host Watford at Anfield in the Premier League this weekend and Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to bounce back from last week’s loss against Swansea.

5 Liverpool players who have turned around their careers under Klopp

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It hasn’t even been 7 months since Jurgen Klopp took over Liverpool and he has already guided the Reds to two cup finals. The squad has quite evidently been transformed under the German and what’s astounding is that all this has happened without him spending a single penny on any of those he has used for this campaign.

Sturridge rubbishes Klopp comments; Liverpool target drops positive transfer hint

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Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski this summer.

The Udinese midfielder is on loan at Empoli this season and has been fantastic all season. The Polish international has attracted a lot of interest from several European heavyweights including the likes of Liverpool and Juventus.

Premier League Week 37: Fixtures, TV Timings, Live Stream, Predictions

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The wait is over! Leicester City are the new Premier League champions. While the Premier League title race may have already been decided, there’s plenty to look forward to, as we head for the penultimate round of fixtures.

Attention now shifts towards the relegation battle where three teams – Norwich City, Sunderland and Newcastle United – are fighting for survival.

Liverpool begin talks for defensive midfielder, player will complete summer transfer

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Liverpool midfielder Jordan Rossiter is expected to leave the club this summer. The talented young midfielder is set to sign for Scottish outfit Rangers.

Once likened to the Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, the 19-year-old Academy graduate is out of contract at the end of the season and has decided to move on in order to further his career.

La Liga playmaker reveals talks with Klopp, wants to play at Liverpool next season

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On-loan Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto has revealed that he has spoken to Jurgen Klopp after the German took charge of the Reds.

Alberto also claimed that playing under Jurgen Klopp would be extra motivation for him as far as a return to Liverpool is concerned.

“I spoke a bit with Klopp, but during the whole season I have been in contact with his staff to see how I am and to follow my evolution,” Luis Alberto recalled.

Liverpool vs Villarreal: Goals, Highlights and Twitter Reactions

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Liverpool secured an emphatic 3-0 win over Villarreal in the second leg of the Europa League semifinal tie on a noisy, electric and joyful night at Anfield, and qualify for the final in the process.

Jurgen Klopp named a strong starting XI, as Liverpool looked to overturn their 1-0 deficit from the first leg.

What They Said: Klopp proud of Liverpool win, Villarreal manager criticises referee

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Jurgen Klopp described Liverpool’s performance as “very emotional” and “smart” after the Reds secured an emphatic 3-0 victory over Villarreal in the second leg of the European semifinal tie at Anfield.

Villarreal manager Marcelino said prior to the match that his team “in no way will we be affected negatively by the atmosphere, if anything we will be affected positively, galvanised by it”, but it seemed they were not only outplayed but succumbed to the electric atmosphere created by the home fans at Anfield.

4-2-3-1 vs Man City: Wenger's Arsenal lineup for vital clash without 2 key stars; Stats, Preview and Predicted teams

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Manchester City vs Arsenal
English Premier League
8th May 2016, 16:00 pm BST
Etihad Stadium, Manchester
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Manchester City take on Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend at Etihad Stadium and Manuel Pellegrini’s side will be desperate to bounce back from their defeat against Real Madrid with a win.

Blow for England: Arsenal star to miss Euro 2016 with knee injury

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Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss the Euro 2016 competition in France after sustaining a new knee injury in training.

Ahead of Arsenal’s crunch Premier League clash with Manchester City on Sunday, Arsene Wenger has revealed that the England international has picked a new knee injury which will force him out of action for at least six to eight weeks.

Chelsea Transfer News: £20m deal agreed for top class central midfielder

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has had a season to forget so far and it seems that the Serbian midfielder could leave the club once again this summer.

According to Daily Star, a 20 million pounds move to Juventus this summer has already been agreed and Chelsea are willing to let him go.

Matic, once a youth prospect at Chelsea, rejoined the club under Jose Mourinho for 21 million pounds from Benfica.

Guardiola wants Arsenal star, Wenger confirms he will leave and could join them

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta is likely to leave the club at the end of this season.

The former Everton midfielder is expected to join Manchester City as a coach under Pep Guardiola. Arteta has played with Guardiola at Barcelona before and the Bayern Munich manager wants the Arsenal star on his coaching staff at Etihad.

Leicester City 2016-17 Home Kit by Puma Released

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The newly crowned Premier League champions, The Foxes, have unveiled the brand new Leicester City 2016-17 Home Kit manufactured by Puma, on May 6, 2016.

Following Leicester’s unprecedented 2015-16 Premier League triumph , the new home shirt is certain to become the most popular ever in the club’s history.

Liverpool News: Negotiations underway for Striker, club official flies in for talks

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Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has been linked with a move away from Anfield this summer.

The Belgian signed from Aston Villa last summer, but the 32 million pounds signing has failed to live up to the expectations.

After the departure of Brendan Rodgers, Benteke fell out of favour with the new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who chose to use Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi as his strikers.

4-2-3-1 vs Sunderland: Hiddink's strongest Chelsea lineup for vital game; Stats, Preview and Possible Teams

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Sunderland vs Chelsea
English Premier League
7th May 2016, 15:00 pm BST
Stadium of Light, Sunderland
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Sunderland take on Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend and the Blues will be full of confidence heading into this one after their superb draw against Tottenham earlier this week.

Liverpool vs Villarreal: Jurgen Klopp’s major selection dilemma

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On Thursday evening, Liverpool will take on Villarreal in the second leg of the Europa League semifinal tie, arguably the most important fixture of the 2015/16 season for the Reds.

Liverpool are trailing 1-0 from the first leg, and are slightly on the back foot ahead of the match. Not only they need to score twice on the night, but make sure they don’t concede one.

4-3-3 v Espanyol: Strongest possible Barcelona lineup for vital clash; Preview, Stats and Injury News

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Barcelona vs Espanyol
Liga BBVA
8th May 2016, 16:00 pm BST
Camp Nou, Barcelona
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Barcelona take on Espanyol in La Liga this weekend and the Catalan giants will be looking to win their local derby and maintain their lead at the top of the table.

4-3-3 vs Valencia: Zidane's weakened Real Madrid lineup after double injury blow; Stats and Possible Lineups

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Real Madrid vs Valencia
Liga BBVA
8th May 2016, 16:00 pm BST
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
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Real Madrid take on Valencia in La Liga this weekend and Los Blancos will look to end a fantastic week with another win.

Arsenal made contact with €25m star's agent, face battle from Chelsea

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Premier League giants Arsenal have set their sight on signing Leicester City’s midfield engine N’Golo Kante, with Arsene Wenger looking to bolster his midfield department this summer.

Kante was beaten to the PFA and FWA player of the year awards by his club team-mates Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy, but he has been equally pivotal behind Leicester’s maiden Premier League title triumph.

4-1-4-1 v Norwich: LvG's Man Utd starting lineup without 5 first team stars; Stats, Preview and Possible Teams

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Norwich vs Manchester United
English Premier League
7th May 2016, 12:45 pm BST
Carrow Road, Norwich
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Manchester United travel to Norwich for a vital clash in the Premier League this weekend. Both teams still have a lot to play for and it should be a fierce contest.

Agent comments on €100m star's potential Chelsea move

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Serie A champions Juventus have made it clear the club won’t sell Paul Pogba in the summer. The Frenchman has enjoyed another great season with the Turin giants, and has played a key role for the Bianconeri in securing their fifth consecutive Scudetto this season.

Not for the first time, Pogba has attracted interest from a host of top European clubs this summer, but Juventus are looking to hold on to their star midfielder.

Photo: Man Utd target spotted in UK; La Liga star wanted at OT at any cost

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Manchester United target Jose Mourinho was spotted in London taking a casual stroll through the city earlier today.

The Portuguese manager is out of a job right now and was sacked by Chelsea earlier this season. The world class manager is eyeing his route back into management with Premier League giants Manchester United this summer.

Fee decided for Man Utd target, star promised to Mourinho by Mendes

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Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes has been linked with a move away from Spain this summer and the likes of Manchester United and Juventus are chasing the highly rated Portuguese international.

Gomes has been outstanding for the La Liga outfit ever since joining them from Benfica and has attracted a lot of interest from several European heavyweights.

Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid: Goals, Highlights, Twitter Reaction

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Bayern Munich won 2-1 in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final tie at Allianz Arena on Tuesday night, but couldn’t prevent Atletico Madrid from reaching the finals on away goal rule.

It was a vintage Atletico performance: Diego Simeone’s side sat deep and soaked all the pressure the home side applied and tore Bayern’s defence apart with one moment of sheer individual brilliance.

Liverpool Transfer News: Club will listen to offers for winger amid Arsenal interest

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Despite making 25 Premier League appearances, including 10 starts for Liverpool, Jordon Ibe seems far from happy with his progress at the club, and he is looking for regular opportunities elsewhere to rebuild his fragile confidence.

Ibe, comfortable playing on both flanks, hasn’t quite filled the boots left by Raheem Sterling, but at 20, he still has time on his side to develop into a terrific player.

VIDEO: Trump's immigration wall speech turned into viral Copa America advert

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Recently the American politician Donald Trump launched a scathing attack towards the Latin Americans during a speech and now an Argentine TV channel has produced a viral advert for the upcoming 2016 Copa América based on Trump’s message to the United States.

The advert perfectly synchronizes it’s visual with Trump’s comments towards the Latin Americans.

Conte's shock transfer decision; World class Chelsea star could join Liverpool

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Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois has been linked with a move a move away from Stamford Bridge over the last few weeks.

Apparently the Belgian is unhappy with his relationship with the Chelsea goalkeeping coach and is ready to leave the club at the end of this season.

Chelsea have had a very poor season by their standards and Courtois himself has failed to live up to the expectations.

Liverpool lodge £12m bid for Serie A midfielder, player says Klopp interested in me

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Serie A club Udinese’s highly rated young midfielder Piotr Zielinski has been linked with a move to Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp identifying him as one of his key midfield targets this summer.

The Polish midfielder is currently on loan with Serie A club Empoli, where he has scored four goals and laid on further four assists in his 33 appearances for the Florence club.

Arsenal's interesting agreement for Real Madrid star, Mourinho plans invincible Man Utd squad

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Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been linked with a move away from the Spanish capital this summer and it appears that both Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in him.

The Spanish playmaker is unhappy with the lack of regular first-team football at Real Madrid and his progress has stalled ever since he joined Los Blancos from Malaga.

4-3-3 vs Man City: Zidane's weakened Real Madrid lineup, double injury blow confirmed; Injury updates and Predicted Lineups

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Real Madrid take on Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final and Los Blancos will be looking to join cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid in the final of the competition with a win tonight.

Atletico Madrid managed to see off Bayern Munich in the semi-final yesterday and Zidane will be hoping for a similar result against Manchester City.

Midfielder informs agent he will leave Arsenal if Wenger stays, could join PL rivals

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Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a move away from Emirates this summer.

The Chilean winger was expected to sign a new deal at the club but Spanish outlet Don Balon are reporting that he is frustrated with life at Arsenal and wants a move away.

The former Barcelona winger has apparently informed his agent to sound out some of Europe’s best clubs about his availability this summer.

Blow for Klopp: Dortmund close to signing top Liverpool target

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German giants Borussia Dortmund are looking to steal a march on other potential suitors for Rennes’ young winger Ousmane Dembele, who is enjoying a breakthrough season for the Ligue 1 side.

Dembele has scored 12 goals this season and made another five in 24 league appearances for the French club, and the 18-year-old is one of the most sought after young players in Europe.

PHOTO: Costa and Hazard model Chelsea's brand new 2016/17 Adidas Home Kit

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Chelsea have launched the brand new 2016/17 Adidas home kit ahead of their new manager Antonio Conte’s arrival this summer.

It’s here. Our home colours for 2016/17!
Chegaram. As nossas cores para 2016/17! @adidasfootball @ChelseaFC pic.

Liverpool to beat Arsenal for 19-year-old defender

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Liverpool are reportedly keen to add Leicester City’s young left-back Ben Chilwell this summer, but the Reds may face a tough competition from Premier League giants Arsenal.

According to Neil Jones of the Liverpool Echo, the Reds are confident of securing the services of the 19-year-old defender.

Van Gaal: I'm one of the best in the world

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Despite struggling to find consistency for large part of the 2015/16 campaign, Manchester United find themselves in an FA Cup final, while are vying for a top four finish with three games left to play.

Louis van Gaal hopes to bring the first price of silverware to Old Trafford in three years, but the Dutchman admits the expectations are too high at the club, while they’re still in transitions.

Video: Lionel Messi takes on giant robot keeper – and wins!

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The best footballer of his generation, Lionel Messi, does not miss a lot of chances.

The Argentine attacker’s skills were put to test by the Japanese who decided to put a gigantic inflatable robot in goal while the Barcelona star was taking penalties.

Although he has had his fair share of bad luck with penalties over the years, Messi was not going to be beaten in this.

Chelsea in talks for playmaker; Klopp wants to hijack move, sends club official

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Liverpool are looking to make a move for highly rated Argentine playmaker Javier Pastore this summer.

Pastore has been in and out of the Paris Saint-Germain side over the last couple of season and it is believed that the 26-year-old will consider a move away this summer.

Earlier it was reported that Chelsea are interested in the Argentine attacking midfielder and now the Italian media are claiming that the Blues have already begun discussions with the player’s representatives regarding a summer transfer.

Man Utd News: Club officials sent for playmaker; Summer transfer possible for PL star

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for the Portuguese playmaker Joao Mario over the last few weeks.

The Portuguese media are now reporting (via Sportwitness) that Manchester United have decided to submit an offer for the highly talented Sporting midfielder this summer.

Mario has been on fire for the Portuguese outfit this season and is likely to start for Portugal in the Euro 2016 as well.

Can Leicester City win the 2016/17 Premier League title?

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They say everyone gets to witness at least one miracle during their lifetime. Leicester City took away ours. Pinch hair repeatedly to check if it’s real, and still it is hard to believe that Leicester have been crowned the new Champions of England. After Eden Hazard curled the ball into the far corner, and Tottenham’s all hopes had fade away on Monday night, a city, 89 miles away from London, erupted in unbridled joy.

Liverpool receive major injury boost ahead of Villarreal clash

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Emre Can was forced to withdraw from Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Borussia Dortmund in the quarter final of the Europa League at Anfield, and seemed like the German’s season had come to an abrupt end. However, he has made a shock recovery from his ankle injury and could be in contention to face Villarreal on Thursday night.

Man Utd target makes transfer decision, Mourinho loves him; Major talks planned this month

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Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has finally informed the club that he wants to leave this summer.

The PSG striker is wanted at Manchester United and the Old Trafford outfit are apparently putting together a big money deal to land him.

Jose Mourinho is expected to take over this summer and the Portuguese wants to be reunited with the Swedish superstar.

Man Utd News: City's huge offer to hijack Mourinho target; Spaniard move inevitable

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Long-term Manchester United transfer target John Stones could be heading to Etihad after Manchester City offered 50 million Euros for his services.

Spanish outlet El Correo are reporting that Manchester City are desperate to sign Stones and Laporte this summer. The Premier League giants are ready to splash a combined total of 100 million Euros on the two defenders.

Leicester City are crowned 2015/16 Premier League champions

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Leicester City are crowned the 2015/16 Premier League champions, following Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night at Stamford Bridge.

Spurs needed a win to keep their title hopes alive, and at half-time it looked like they would manage the take the title race for another weekend, when goals from Harry Kane and Son put them 2-0 ahead.

Liverpool agree summer move for highly talented 6ft 2 in goalkeeper

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Liverpool have agreed to a deal with Huddersfield which will see their talented young goalkeeper Danny Ward head to the Championship on loan next season.

The 22-year-old got his first team debut under Klopp this season and has impressed in his few appearances for Liverpool so far.

Jurgen Klopp recently praised Ward’s performances and it seems that the German is ready to let the player develop with regular first-team football according to Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb.

Explosive La Liga winger in 'advanced talks' with Chelsea over summer move

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Chelsea winger Charly Musonda joined Real Betis on loan in January and the Belgian has impressed with his performances in La Liga.

According to the reliable Spanish outlet Marca (via Sportwitness), Musonda is keen on staying at Betis next season and is already in advanced talks with his parent club about it.

Relegation Battle: Newcastle and Sunderland fight it out for survival

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For the second successive season running, Northern England’s two famous clubs – Newcastle United and Sunderland – are involved in a relegation dog fight. Swansea City have confirmed their safety after beating Liverpool 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday lunch time. West Brom, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are likely to stay up as well.

3 Goalkeepers Liverpool could replace Simon Mignolet with

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Simon Mignolet has been one of the most underwhelming performers of the season. The Liverpool goalkeeper’s errors have directly contributed to the Reds losing multiple games from winning positions. Liverpool have made the most number of defensive errors in Europe’s top 5 leagues which illustrates the fact that they’re just not doing well defensively.

Champions League Preview: Real Madrid and Bayern Munich gear up for crucial second legs

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The second legs of the two Champions League semi-finals take place this week, with Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo struggling to be fit for his side’s clash against Manchester City on Wednesday, while Los Blancos’ Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid are hoping to deal a fatal blow to Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Video: LvG grabs reporter's hair, defends Fellaini after Man Utd vs Leicester

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has defended Marouane Fellaini by pulling a reporter’s hair in the aftermath of his team’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City in the Premier League.

During the first half, Fellaini was involved at the heart of an aggressive exchange at Old Trafford, when he appeared to have lashed out his elbow at Leicester defender Robert Huth.

Road To Euro 2016 Guide

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It’s almost time. Time for 24 of Europe’s best nations to battle it out across the channel in France for the chance to be crowned European Champions for 2016. It’s also almost time for plenty of fans to start packing. Their epic Euro 2016 road trip is about to begin.

For many fans supporting England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, reaching French soil will be simply a matter to discuss with their respective wallets.

Real Madrid v Manchester City, Champions League 2016: Preview, Injury News, Lineups and Stats

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4th May 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
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Manchester City travel to Santiago Bernabeu for the vital second leg of the Champions League semifinal this week.

Vardy named Football Writers’ Player of Year

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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been named Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year for the 2015/16 season, following the footsteps of fellow team-mate Riyad Mahrez, who was named PFA player of the year a week ago.

Congratulations to @vardy7, who has been named the Football Writers Association’s Footballer of the Year!

Bayern Munich v Atletico Madrid, Champions League 2016: Preview, Injury News, Lineups, Stats

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UEFA Champions League
3rd May 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Allianz Arena, Munich
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Bayern Munich take on Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals this week and the German giants will be looking to overturn their 1-0 deficit from the first leg.

Liverpool Transfer News: €45m Argentine midfielder linked with Reds

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PSG’s attacking midfielder Javier Pastore is the latest player to have been linked with a move to Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp exploring his attacking options.

After impressing during his time at Palermo, where he was once considered as one of Europe’s finest creative young talents, the Argentine joined PSG on a big money move in 2011.

4-2-3-1 v Villarreal: Weakened Liverpool starting lineup, 6 key stars ruled out; Match Preview & Stats

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Liverpool vs Villarreal
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5th May 2016, 20:05 pm BST
Anfield, Liverpool
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Villarreal travel to Anfield for the second leg of the UEFA Europa league semi-final and the Reds will be looking to overturn the 1-0 deficit from the first leg in Spain.