SoccerLens Archives for January 2016

PL Roundup: Arsenal deal agreed; Chelsea set to complete double deal; Klopp's mega bid for forward

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The summer transfer window closes tomorrow night and the Premier League elite are looking to wrap up their business and finish the window strongly.

Here at Soccerlens we bring you some of the latest transfer news/rumours from Europe’s most popular footballing league.

Liverpool submit £30m bid for Luan

Liverpool have submitted a 30 million pounds bid for Brazilian attacker Luan.

England look for ‘international transfers’ to boost World Cup hopes

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As he prepares for his first game in the England manager’s hot seat, Sam Allardyce has already ruffled the feathers of English football’s traditionalists by casting his net beyond the local shores.

Talk about a change of approach following the debacle that Euro 2016 was, Allardyce has set about altering the approach of selecting players to represent the Three Lions.

Early signs suggest Chelsea are serious contenders for 2016-17 Premier League title

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Chelsea had a middling 2015-16 season to put it very mildly. The incumbent champions leapt from one crisis to another both on and off the field and finished the season in the 10th place, which was unthinkable when the season began. The tone of the season, however, was set in the early days with the club playing an uninspiring brand of football and the manager (Jose Mourinho) getting into a distasteful controversy with the team doctor.

PL Roundup: Chelsea bid for attacker confirmed; Mourinho wants Bayern target; La Liga star confirms Emirates move

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With just three days remaining in the summer transfer window, the Premier League elite are looking to wrap up their business quickly and finish the window strongly.

Here at Soccerlens we bring you some of the latest transfer news from Europe’s most popular footballing league.

Chelsea ready to complete deal for Marcos Alonso

Chelsea have been linked with a move for the Fiorentina left-back Marcos Alonso.

Six problems Jurgen Klopp is facing at the start of the season

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Liverpool head into the international break with 4 points from the first three games, which isn’t too bad considering their difficult start to the campaign. The Reds were quite impressive in their opening game against Arsenal, whilst they were equally disappointing against Burnley.

The Merseyside club had the chance to take away all three points against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, but conceded late in the game.

Premier League Table 2016/17: Week 3 EPL Results, Updated Standings

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Manchester City continued their superb start to the season with a 3-1 win over West Ham United on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola’s side brushed the Hammers aside thanks to a brace from the rejuvenated Raheem Sterling.

The young England winger has been severely criticised for his form since his move from Liverpool.

Marcus Rashford’s late goal an early sign Manchester United returning to their vintage best

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Football, as a game, is best felt in its little moments – a wonder goal, a super-sub impact, a tactical switch, sending off, referee making a blunder and so on. These little moments can have a great impact on a team. And probably, the climactic point of all is when a player scores in the dying minutes of the match to earn the victory for his side.

Sam Allardyce names his first England squad, bigger challenges ahead

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Sam Allardyce has named his first squad as England manager for the upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifier against Slovakia and there aren’t too many surprises. Luke Shaw and Theo Walcott have made their return to the national team, whilst West Ham’s Michail Antonio has earned his first international call-up.

PL Roundup: Klopp bids for BVB attacker; Chelsea open talks for midfielder; Conte eyes Spanish left back

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With just under a week remaining in the summer transfer window, the Premier League elite are looking to wrap up their business quickly and finish the window strongly.

Here at Soccerlens we bring you some of the latest transfer news from Europe’s most popular footballing league.

Liverpool submit offer for Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic

Jurgen Klopp has submitted an 11 million pounds offer for the American winger Christian Pulisic.

Mourinho explains Manchester United's plan for final week of transfer window

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed the Red Devils are set to have a quiet week in the final week of the summer transfer window after suggesting that he is happy with the business done by his side.

The Portuguese tactician was appointed as United’s manager in May as he replaced Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.

Premier League 2016/17, Week 3: Fantasy Football tips and hints

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The Premier League season has already started picking up the pace and there are some mouthwatering clashes this weekend.

Liverpool travel to White Hart Lane and the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United host newly promoted sides.

Here at Soccerlens we bring you some Fantasy Football tips which will help you decide your squad for Game week 3.

Arsenal agree double deal, medicals today; PL star willing to take paycut for Liverpool move

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With just one week remaining in the summer transfer window, the Premier League elite are looking to wrap up their business quickly and finish the window strongly.

Here at Soccerlens we bring you some of the latest transfer news from Europe’s most popular footballing league.

Arsenal agree fee for German defender Shkodran Mustafi

Arsenal have been linked with a move for the German international Shkodran Mustafi all summer and according to latest reports, a deal is close to being wrapped up.

Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo, La Liga 2016: Team News, Lineups, TV Info

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Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo
La Liga 2016/17
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Date: Saturday, 27-August-2016
Kick off: 19:15 BST
TV Info: Sky Sports 3
Live Stream: La Liga Live Streaming Info for US and UK

Gareth Bale scored twice as Real Madrid won a comfortable 3-0 victory over Real Sociedad in their opening La Liga match at Anoeta last week.

The Hart of the Problem: Which club will take Man City’s Joe Hart?

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Barcelona keeper Claudio Bravo has completed his £15.4m move to Premier League side Manchester City, with Ajax’s Jasper Cillessen replacing the Chile captain at the Nou Camp, with the Eredivisie runners up getting £12.8m for the Dutchman. Now is the time for England number one Joe Hart to leave the Etihad.

Bundesliga 2016-17: Bayern, Dortmund to Dominate, RB Leipzig’s Big Launch

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The Bundesliga gets underway this weekend as defending champions Bayern Munich aim for an unprecedented fifth straight league title. New players, new managers, new clubs; there are plenty of new things to look forward to in 2016-17.

The usual suspects

Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern and Thomas Tuchel’s Borussia Dortmund are the favourites in early reckoning; both teams look way better than the rest of the competition but the onus is on Tuchel’s Dortmund to make the title race a bit more dramatic since the ruthlessly detail-oriented domination machine Pep Guardiola is no longer around.

Do England Really Need John Terry?

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Sam Allardyce suggested yesterday that he may be tempted to contact John Terry about a return to the national team.

As much as I rate John Terry, I am perplexed as to why Big Sam would need to call on the Chelsea skipper.

I know England haven’t been the most solid defensive unit over the last few years, however, to re-introduce a member of that generation just undoes everything England has been trying to achieve over the last 2 years.

Daily Fantasy Sports: Wicked or Wonky?

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American football and baseball are not derivative of rugby and cricket, and this miniature American flag I’m waving will prove it! If you believe that, I’ve got some dental floss to sell you. So how is anyone to take the newest fusion being served on the international sports entertainment platter called daily fantasy sports (DFS), especially considering the recent buzz about possibly lax data security measures by FanDuel and DraftKings?

Tottenham v Liverpool, Premier League 2016/17: Team News, Lineups, TV Info

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Tottenham v Liverpool
English Premier League 2016/17
White Hart Lane, London
27th August, 12:30 pm BST
TV Info: Premier League Live Streaming Info for US and UK

Liverpool travel to White Hart Lane this weekend and Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to bounce back from the defeat against Burnley with a win over Tottenham.

Chelsea v Burnley, Premier League 2016/17: Team News, Lineups, TV Info

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Chelsea v Burnley
English Premier League 2016/17
Stamford Bridge, London
27th August, 15:00 pm BST
TV Info: Premier League Live Streaming Info for US and UK

Chelsea host Burnley in the Premier League this weekend and the Blues will be looking to continue their impressive start to the season with another win.

Hull City vs Manchester United, Premier League 2016: Team News, Lineups, TV Info

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Hull City vs Manchester United
English Premier League 2016/17
Venue: KCOM Stadium, Kingston upon Hull
Date: Saturday, 27-August-2016
TV Info: Premier League Live Streaming Info for US and UK

Hull City stunned everyone with a 2-1 victory over champions Leicester City on the opening day of the 2016-17 Premier League campaign.

Watford v Arsenal, Premier League 2016/17: Team News, Lineups, TV Info

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Watford v Arsenal
English Premier League 2016/17
Vicarage Road, Watford
27th August, 15:00 pm BST
TV Info: Premier League Live Streaming Info for US and UK

Arsenal travel to Watford this weekend and the Gunners are still looking for their first win of the season.

PL Roundup: Man Utd transfer close; Wenger triggers forward's release clause; Chelsea bid confirmed

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With just one week remaining in the summer transfer window, the Premier League elite are looking to wrap up their business quickly and finish the window strongly.

Here at Soccerlens we bring you some of the latest transfer news from Europe’s most popular footballing league.

Chelsea bid for Alessio Romagnoli confirmed

Daily Mail have confirmed that Premier League giants Chelsea have submitted a 35 million pounds bid for Alessio Romagnoli.

Man City v Steaua Bucharest, Champions League Play-off 2016: Team News, Starting Lineups, TV Info

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Manchester City v Steaua Bucharest
Champions League Qualifying Play-Off, Second Leg
24th August – 19:45pm BST
Etihad Stadium, Manchester
TV Info: Live on BT Sport 2

Pep Guardiola’s Man City take on Romanian champions Steaua Bucharest in the second leg of their Champions League qualifying play-off on Wednesday evening, taking a surely insurmountable 5-0 lead over from the first leg, with passage into the 2016/17 Champions League proper already all but assured.

Diego Costa or Michy Batshuayi: A Crucial Decision for Antonio Conte at Chelsea

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Two goals from Belgian hitman Michy Batshuayi, a £33m summer signing from Marseille, helped Chelsea to a 3-2 EFL Cup win over lowly Bristol Rovers on Tuesday, with the 22-year-old taking his debut season tally to three goals in three games.

Used as a substitute by Antonio Conte in the Blues’ opening two Premier League fixtures, Batshuayi took his chance to impress by the scruff of the neck against Rovers and was denied a hat-trick by the assistant’s flag, with the striker straying offside in search of his third.

Will Manchester United sign Liverpool outcast Mario Balotelli?

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In surely one of the most bizarre transfer rumours of the summer, Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport has claimed that Mario Balotelli could be offered to Manchester United. The striker is currently at Liverpool, but doesn’t seem to be making in-roads when it comes to impressing manager Jurgen Klopp to get some playing time.

Manchester United Transfers: Defenders, Midfielders and Striker on their way out?

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Manchester United outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger has issued a message declaring that he will not join another European club and is ready to fight for his position.

The German midfielder, who has reportedly failed to feature in Jose Mourinho’s plans at the Old Trafford outfit, has not been involved in any of Man Utd’s pre-season and competitive games so far this season.

Premier League Transfers: Summer 2016

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Here we list up all the ‘done deals’ and ‘confirmed signings‘ made by the Premier League clubs in the 2016 summer transfer window.

Premier League Transfers: Ins and Outs Arsenal

Arrivals:

Granit Xhaka (23) Borussia M’glagbach – £38.

5 Premier League stars that already look like great signings

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It might be early days, but some players have caught the eye for their new clubs. Whether they will be able to carry on this form remains to be seen, but the start is extremely encouraging.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic– The Manchester United striker already has three goals in 2 Premier League games and has proved that even at 34, he would have been a smart buy for any team.

Europa League Draw 2016/17: Date, Time, Fixtures and Live Coverage

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The Europa League draw is almost upon us and several European clubs will be eyeing their way back into the Champions League by doing well in this competition.

48 teams will be divided into four pots. These pots are ranked in order of UEFA team coefficient, which is based on a club’s performance in European competitions over the past five years.

Optimism Required at Sunderland

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After two league games, Sunderland are currently 18th in the table, after losing their first two games to Manchester City and Middlesbrough.

After the Middlesbrough game, David Moyes was interviewed and asked if Sunderland were going to be the mix for relegation this season.

David Moyes said “It’s been the same for last few years; I think it will be again.

Burton v Liverpool, Capital One Cup 2016: Team News, Lineups, TV info

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Burton Albion v Liverpool
Capital One Cup 2016/17
23rd August, 19:45 pm BST
Pirelli Stadium, Burton
TV info: Sky Sports 1 (UK), beIN Sports (US)

Liverpool take on Burton Albion in the Capital One Cup later today and the Reds will be hoping to bounce back from their defeat against Burnley at the weekend.

Chelsea v Bristol Rovers, Capital One Cup 2016: Team News, Lineups, TV info

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Chelsea v Bristol Rovers
Capital One Cup 2016/17
23rd August, 19:45 pm BST
Stamford Bridge, London
TV info: Match is not live on TV

Chelsea takes on Bristol Rovers in the Capital One Cup later today and Antonio Conte will be looking to extend his winning run.

Transfer Roundup: Mourinho wants PL star; Liverpool plot shock deal for 26-yr-old; Chelsea bid confirmed

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With just over a week remaining in the transfer window, clubs around Europe are busy strengthening their squad and getting rid of their fringe players.

Here at Soccerlens, we bring you some of the latest stories from the Premier League as well as other European leagues in our transfer roundup column.

Champions League Draw 2016/17: Date, Time, Fixtures and Live Coverage

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With the domestic campaigns well underway now, all eyes are on the UEFA Champions League which kicks off next month.

The draw for the group stages are almost upon us and here at Soccerlens, we will bring you live coverage from the draw, which takes place on Thursday in Monaco.

Real Madrid will be looking to defend their European crown after having beaten arch rivals Atletico Madrid to the trophy last season.

Arsenal face another transfer blow; German defender set to stay in La Liga

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Valencia centre back Shkodran Mustafi’s proposed move to Arsenal is on the verge of a collapse following Gunners’ refusal to meet the German International’s buyout clause, according to Sky Sports’ expert Guillem Balague.

Arsenal were confident of completing move for the 24-year-old in a reported £30 million transfer deal but several local newspapers in England reported on Monday that Valencia are reluctant to lower their valuation for Mustafi and the Spanish club have informed the Gunners to fork out €50 million (£43.

Arsenal and Manchester United hunt for a reliable, injury-free defender

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Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly looking to sign a reliable and injury-free defender in the last few days of the transfer window.

Jose Mourinho is apparently keen on making his fifth signing, despite him earlier claiming that he wants to sign just four players this summer.

Arsene Wenger, however, has been forced to sign a defender this summer after injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista, but nothing has materialized until now.

FTSY Review: Fantasy Football Made Simple (Just Pick 3 Scorers)

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I’m a die hard fantasy football man. I can’t help it. There’s something about having every single Premier League player at your fingertips, creating a team of individuals to destroy and conquer. It makes every single game worth something and I find myself watching even the most dour of matches if I’ve a player present.

The Most Valuable Premier League Players in August 2016

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What a time to be an English Premier League fan! The season of super star managers has begun and we are all excited to witness a season that is sure to be thrilling. As FanaticData, we are excited to bring to you the Most Valuable Offensive Players’ (MVOP) rankings throughout this season.

Click here to see how we calculate the rankings.

Premier League Table 2016/17: Week 2 EPL Results, Updated Standings

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Manchester City climbed to the top of the Premier League table with a thumping 4-1 win away to Stoke City on Saturday.

Manchester city have often struggled to perform at the Britannia, but goals from Sergio Aguero and new signing Nolito ensured that Pep Guardiola passes his first Britannia test with flying colors.

Roundup: Wenger hints deal for La Liga star is close; Winger set for Chelsea transfer; Man Utd agreement reached

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With just over a week remaining in the transfer window, clubs around Europe are busy strengthening their squad and getting rid of their fringe players.

Here at Soccerlens, we bring you some of the latest stories from the Premier League as well as other European leagues in our transfer roundup column.

Watford 1-2 Chelsea: 3 major talking points as Costa seals another late win

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Chelsea orchestrated an incredible late comeback to claim a 2-1 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday. The Blues maintained their 100% record at the start of the season, after winning by the very same scoreline they did in their first game against West Ham United last week.

Just like that game, it was Diego Costa who came up with the decisive goal in the dying minutes to give Antonio Conte’s men all three points.

Nazi Death Match: Remembering Kiev’s Fallen Heroes

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74 Years ago, a team mainly consisting of players from Dynamo and a few from Lokomotiv Kyiv, played a game of football against the German Luftwaffe in Nazi occupied Ukraine. The match has since then cemented its place in the annals of history, albeit, amid much debate and dissension.

It is difficult to provide a definitive version of what exactly happened in the ‘Death Match’, given the nature of the circumstances and the contradicting stories inculcated as propaganda by both the Soviets and the Nazis.

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share a ruthless approach to man-management

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For all the fuss over differences between their footballing ideologies, style of play, tactical implementations and self-illustration, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share an inimitable facet of ruthless man-management.

Its the pair’s unyielding nature – also inherited by the game’s other serial winners including Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger – to withstand reluctance when it comes to banishing a particular set to players they do not wish to work with.

Opinion: Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share a ruthless approach to man-management

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For all the fuss over differences between their footballing ideologies, style of play, tactical implementations and self-illustration, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share an inimitable facet of ruthless man-management.

Its the pair’s unyielding nature – also inherited by the game’s other serial winners including Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger – to withstand reluctance when it comes to banishing a particular set to players they do not wish to work with.

Liverpool Owners Hire Advisers for China Sale Discussions

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Liverpool owners, Fenway Sports Group, have hired American financial advisers, Allen & Co, to seek advice on the club’s possible sale following approach by a consortium led by Chinese investment firm Everbright and PCP Capital Partners. However, the club have maintained a stance that they are not for sale.

Barcelona confirm agreement for goalkeeper's transfer to Manchester City

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Barcelona have announced that an agreement has been reached with Manchester City for the transfer of Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

Following weeks of speculation, Bravo is now expected to sign a four-year contract with Man City, who will reportedly pay £17 million to acquire the Chilean stopper’s services.

Patience is a Virtue, Mr Cellino

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We are only two weeks into the new season and already rumours are swirling about Garry Monk’s tenure as Leeds United manager.

After a difficult start for the Yorkshire club, with their only win coming in League Cup against Fleetwood, the curse of Leeds managers under Massimo Cellino looks like it about to strike again.

Juventus v Fiorentina, Serie A 2016/17: Team News, Lineups, TV info

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Juventus v Fiorentina
Italian Serie A 2016/17
20th August, 19:45 pm BST
Juventus Stadium, Turin
Live Stream: Serie A Live Streaming Info for US and UK

Juventus begin their title defence against Fiorentina in the opening game of the Serie A this weekend.

Real Sociedad v Real Madrid, La Liga 2016/17: Team News, Lineups, TV Info

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Real Sociedad v Real Madrid
La Liga 2016/17
21st August, 19:15 pm BST
Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastian
Live Stream: La Liga Live Streaming Info for US and UK

Real Madrid lock horns with Real Sociedad in their opening game of the La Liga this weekend.

Barcelona v Real Betis, La Liga 2016/17: Team News, Lineups, TV Info

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Barcelona v Real Betis
La Liga 2016/17
Camp Nou, Barcelona
20th August, 17:15 pm BST
Live Stream: La Liga Live Streaming Info for US and UK

Barcelona begin their title defence later today against Real Betis.

Transfer Roundup: Arsenal agreement reached; Chelsea in talks for La Liga star; Liverpool done deal

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With just under two weeks remaining in the transfer window, clubs around Europe are busy strengthening their squad and getting rid of their fringe players.

Here at Soccerlens, we bring you some of the latest stories from the Premier League as well as other European leagues in our transfer roundup column.

Chelsea in talks to sign Real Madrid attacker in €70 transfer deal

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Chelsea have opened talks to sign Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez in a proposed €70 million transfer deal, according to Spanish newspaper Sport.

The Blues have already discussed the potential move with Rodriguez’s agent and are now preparing to table a formal bid to acquire the Colombian’s services before transfer window shuts down on 31 August.

Opinion: Revamped United Leave Ghost of Van Gaal Behind

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These are still early days in Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United revolution but two games into the league campaign and United appear to have recouped their lost swagger making a veritable step towards resurgence.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a spectacular header in the first half and added a second from the spot to give his side a comfortable 2-0 win over Southampton on Friday.

From England: Guardiola will allow Joe Hart to leave following interest from Premier League club

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that he won’t stand in the way of goalkeeper Joe Hart, should he request for a transfer this summer.

The Spanish coach dropped Hart for Man City’s first two competitive matches this season and the England International could soon be heading for exit in search of regular football.

4-1-4-1 v Watford: Conte set to field strongest Chelsea lineup, Key defender injured; Stats and Team News

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Watford v Chelsea
English Premier League 2016/17
20th August, 15:00 pm BST
Vicarage Road, Watford
Live Stream: Premier League Live Streaming Info for US and UK

Chelsea travel to Watford for their next Premier League game this weekend and the Blues will be looking to build on their last-gasp win over cross-town rivals West Ham United on Monday.

4-2-3-1 v Leicester: Arsenal lineup weakened with injuries, 7 first team stars to miss out; Stats and Team News

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Leicester City vs Arsenal
English Premier League 2016/17
20th August, 17:30 pm BST
King Power Stadium, Leicester
Live Stream: Premier League Live Streaming Info for US and UK

Leicester City and Arsenal go head to head in the Premier League this weekend and the Champions will be looking to get their season going with a win at home.

Can Neymar lead Brazil to Olympic gold against Germany?

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After a very shaky start to the 2016 Rio Olympics, the host nation of Brazil have made their way into the final where they will play Germany in a chance at redemption. After Brazil’s embarrassing 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup on home soil, Brazil finally have another chance to give their fans reason to cheer again.

Betmaid Review: World-Class football research in your pocket

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So you’re out at the pub, pint in hand, and Manchester United are winning on the tube. You’re a betting man, but between nursing your drink, chatting with your mates and keeping your less-than-impressed girlfriend happy; you just haven’t the time to start trawling the web for all the odds and stats – the first port of call for all football gamblers.

Transfer Roundup: Liverpool agree fee for attacker; Barcelona bid for Dutchman; Man Utd in talks for Spaniard

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With just under two weeks remaining in the transfer window, clubs around Europe are busy strengthening their squad and getting rid of their fringe players.

Here at Soccerlens, we bring you some of the latest stories from the Premier League as well as other European leagues in our transfer roundup column.

Liverpool to win the league? Five clever bets that could happen in 2016-17

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The emergence of Leicester City in 2015-16 from relegation candidates to momentous Premier League champions shows that on occasion bets with (very) long odds can pay dividends.

While the achievements of Claudio Ranieri’s men last term can be considered a once-in-a-generation feat, there are certainly no certainties in football as new domestic campaigns kick off around the continent.

La Liga 2016-17 – Will it be Barcelona, Real Madrid or Atletico that wins the title?

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The highly anticipated new La Liga season is set to start this weekend and again it will most likely be a battle between three main teams to take the title in 2016-17.

Read more: How to watch La Liga matches live online.

El Clasico superpowers Barcelona and Real Madrid remain two of the world’s biggest clubs and challenge for major silverware on a perennial basis.

Burnley vs Liverpool, Premier League 2016: Team News, Lineups, Tv Info

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Burnley vs Liverpool
Premier League 2016
Date: Saturday, 20-08-2016
Kick off: 15:00 BST
Tv Info: Star Sports HD Select 1 (Asian countries)
Premier League Live Streaming Info for US and UK

Liverpool travel to Turf Moor to face newly promoted side Burnley on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League.

Arsenal transfer news: Update on Shkodran Mustafi and pursuit for Atletico Madrid defender

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Arsenal have opened transfer talks with Atletico Madrid for Uruguayan centre back Jose Giminez as Gunners step up pursuit to bolster their defense before 31 August.

Arsene Wenger’s side suffered a dismal 4-3 opening day defeat to Liverpool on Sunday as youngsters Calum Chambers and Rob Holding failed miserably to keep hold against the threat provided by the attackers of the Merseyside club.

Leicester duo Vardy and Mahrez’ Arsenal snub makes weekend clash more enticing

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Last season, Leicester surprised plenty by winning the title against all odds, nay, 5000/1 odds. With the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United struggling, many thought Arsene Wenger had his best chance of finally getting the title which has evaded the Premier League side for so long.

Fernando Torres feels betrayed by Liverpool

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Spanish striker Fernando Torres has slammed Liverpool for portraying him as a ‘traitor’ following his departure to Chelsea five years ago.

The 32-year-old become a fan favorite at the Anfield before joining Chelsea in January 2011 for a then-British transfer record of £50 million.

Torres scored a staggering total of 65 goals in 102 appearances for the Reds but sparked outrage among Liverpool fans after joining Premier League rivals at Stamford Bridge.

Done Deal: Arsenal agree deal for highly talented defender; Club confirms transfer

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Arsenal have agreed on a deal with the Dutch side FC Utrecht for the loan transfer of full back Tafari Moore for the rest of this season.

The highly talented full back is in need of some regular first team football at a higher level and since that is not possible at Arsenal, the Gunners have decided to send him out on loan.

Attacker agrees personal terms, South American wants to complete Chelsea transfer this summer

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Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado seems determined to force a transfer away from Chelsea this summer.

The 28 year old has returned to Chelsea following his loan spell at Juventus, but the player is not keen on staying at Stamford Bridge.

Cuadrado struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League following a big money move from Fiorentina back in 2015 and was then loaned out to Juventus by Jose Mourinho.

4 Reasons Why Liverpool Should Stick With Alberto Moreno

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Liverpool’s left back Alberto Moreno divides opinion among the Anfield faithful like no other. The Spaniard has produced a number of erratic, reckless performances for the Reds which has contributed, directly and indirectly, to his team’s defensive frailties in recent times. While the general consensus is to get rid of Moreno as quickly as possible and buy an upgrade over him, Liverpool would be better served should they retain their faith in him and here are four reasons why Jurgen Klopp and co should persevere with the Andalusian.

Paul Pogba provides update on his fitness ahead of Premier League clash against Southampton

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Manchester United’s record-breaking signing Paul Pogba has claimed that he is ready to start against Southampton at Old Trafford on Friday.

The 23-year-old midfielder was unavailable for the Red Devils’ opening day fixture against Bournemouth due to suspension, relating to the bookings he received in last season’s Coppa Italia for Juventus.

Football Manager 2017: Launch date, Price, Steam discounts and Beta version info

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Sports Interactive have announced that the latest version of Football Manager will be launched on the 4th of November this year.

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5 Young Argentineans To Keep An Eye On This Season

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Argentinean football is in a pretty dire state. Fans up and down the great South American nation lamented yet another disappointing end to a tournament after their team crashed out of the group stages of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The 18-man-squad, devoid of any stellar characters, almost entirely consisted of players from the Argentine Primera Division or the Campeonato Brasileiro, with only five of them playing their trade in Europe.

Arsenal enter race to sign Portugal International defender; Man Utd offer Marcos Rojo in exchange deal

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Arsenal have approached Southampton in their bid to sign Portuguese centre back Jose Fonte, according to the ESPN.

Arsene Wenger is keen to make defensive reinforcements before 31 August after facing injury setbacks to Per Mertesacker, who has been sidelined for several months due to his knee injury and Gabriel, who will miss at least a month’s action.

Arsenal inching towards completing €50m move for Euro 2016 star

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Arsenal’s proposed move for German attacker Julian Draxler has been long dragged out. In fact, the Gunners have been after the 22-year-old even before he joined Wolfsburg from Schalke 04 for just under €30m last season.

Now, according to Italian sources, Draxler, who was part of the German side that reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016, could finally be on his way to the Emirates with Wolfsburg ready to accept Arsenal’s €50m bid in order to fund a move for Juventus striker Simone Zaza.

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham United: 7 major talking points

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Chelsea’s season got off to a dramatic start under new manager Antonio Conte, after a last-gasp winner from Diego Costa gave them all three points in a 2-1 victory against West Ham United. After a goalless opening half, the Blues took the lead almost immediately after the restart through an Eden Hazard penalty.

Tottenham vs Crystal Palace, Premier League 2016: Team News, Lineups & Live Stream Info

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace
English Premier League
20th August 2016, 15:00 pm BST
White Hart Lane, London
Live Stream: Watch Premier League matches live online

A London derby at White Hart Lane on Saturday sees Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace go in search of their first win in the 2016-17 Premier League.

4-2-3-1 vs Saints: Mourinho to field strongest Man Utd lineup, 2 key stars return to squad; Injury Updates, Key Stats and Predicted Lineups

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Manchester United vs Southampton
English Premier League 2016/17
Kick-off: 19th August 2016, 20:00 pm BST
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Premier League games live online

Manchester United host Southampton in their next Premier League game at Old Trafford this Friday.

Zinedine Zidane comments on Cesc Fabregas’ transfer to Real Madrid

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has commented on a possible move for Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas. The Frenchman refused to refute the rumours, but admitted that prising the midfielder away from Stamford Bridge may not be a viable option, with the plethora of players already at his disposal in that position.

4 players who could move before the transfer window ends

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Christian Benteke – Liverpool to Crystal Palace

Jürgen Klopp is of the firm belief that Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings would be enough for Liverpool this season and Christian Benteke, signed by previous manager Brendan Rodgers for £32.5, will be sold before the end of the window.

Man Utd agree to pay £26m for Chelsea target; Deal could be completed by tomorrow, Mourinho satisfied

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Brazilian forward Gabriel Barbosa has been linked with a move away from Santos all summer. The 19-year-old striker is regarded as the best Brazilian talent since Neymar and is a target for several clubs including Manchester United.

The Red Devils have been linked with the player recently and earlier this week Sun published an exclusive that Jose Mourinho is close to completing a move for the South American prodigy.

Chelsea submit mind-boggling €50m bid for Man Utd target; Star has already decided to leave

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Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly has been a target for Premier League giants Chelsea all summer.

The Senegal international was one of the best defenders in Serie A last season and has attracted the interest of Antonio Conte. The Italian is determined to strengthen his defence this summer and has therefore submitted a mega bid for the Napoli star.

Real Madrid line up move to sign former Barcelona midfielder

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Real Madrid are lining up a move for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas after Antonio Conte omitted the Spain International in Blues’ opening Premier League fixture against West Ham on Monday night.

Fabregas, who was left as an unused substitute for the entire match as Chelsea defeated their London-rivals by 2-1, is reportedly up for sale as Conte continues to rebuild the Blues’ squad.

Manchester United player hints at ending time with Red Devils after seven years

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Sam Johnstone has hinted that he could leave Manchester United before the end of the summer transfer window in search of regular first team football.

The 23-year-old joined the Red Devils in 2009 and has come up through the ranks of the club’s academy. However, he has failed to make his way into the first team, especially with the form in which David de Gea is in the last few years.

Ander Herrera: A Key Cog In Mourinho’s New System

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Manchester United kicked off their Premier League season with a 3-1 win away at Dean Court against Bournemouth on Sunday.

With Paul Pogba suspended, Michael Carrick resorted to the bench and Basitian Schweinsteiger seemingly left out of Jose Mourinho’s plans, it was Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini who formed the midfield pairing.

La Liga giants ready to sell €75m Man Utd target, Chelsea set to offer mega bid

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Real Madrid have made it clear to James Rodriguez that he won’t be getting enough game time this season. The European champions are ready to sell him for around €75m, according to Marca. [Click to Tweet]

Rodriguez joined Madrid for a reported fee of £63m from Monaco in 2014/15 after impressing largely in the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil.

South American attacker confirms he will complete Chelsea transfer, Star ready to 'make an impact'

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Chelsea midfielder Lucas Piazon is all set to complete a loan transfer away from the London club this summer.

The highly talented attacking midfielder has confirmed that he has not yet decided on the team, but a loan move is imminent.

“I am supposed to be going out on loan again and I am waiting to see where I go,” Piazon told ESPN FC.

Everton keen on signing €40m Real Madrid target, negotiations with the player's representatives in Paris

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Newcastle star Moussa Sissoko issued a ‘come-and-get-me’ plea several times in the recent weeks, but it doesn’t seem to be working out for him.

The Frenchman had an impressive campaign at the Euros, but isn’t any closer to leaving the Championship side with two weeks to go for the transfer window to end.

From Spain: Chelsea star considering Real Madrid move, agent holding talks with Perez

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is seriously considering leaving the Blues this summer. Antonio Conte, the new manager, is unconvinced by the midfielder’s quality and could be willing to sell at the right price.

According to reports from Catalan newspaper Sport, Fabregas is contemplating whether to leave the Blues and his preferred destination is Real Madrid.

Chelsea agree deal for PL attacker; Manager delighted, says star can get fans out of their seats

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Chelsea have confirmed that the club has agreed to a deal with Rotherham for the loan transfer of Izzy Brown.

The highly talented U19s attacker has been a key part of Chelsea’s youth squad and helped his side to UEFA Youth League glory last year.

Brown is Chelsea’s U19s captain and has won the FA Youth Cup with the Blues as well.

From Italy: Chelsea in pole position to sign Serie A defender, player refuses to train with squad

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After seeing two formal bids rejected by Napoli for centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, Chelsea have shifted their attention towards signing Torino defender Nikola Maksimovic instead.

According to Italy’s famous pink newspaper, Gazzetta dello Sport, the Blues are in a pole position to sign the Serbian defender.

6 ft 6 in star pictured with club shirt, Chelsea transfer complete; Manager excited about 'big coup'

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Chelsea have confirmed that the club has agreed to a deal with League Two side Wycombe for the loan transfer of keeper Jamal Blackman.

The highly rated Chelsea youngster has fallen further down the pecking order since the arrival of Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic and spent the last season on loan at a Swedish club, Ostersunds.

Manchester City set to sign Barcelona goalkeeper; Joe Hart poised to leave

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Manchester City and Barcelona have reached an agreement for the transfer of Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for a £17 million transfer fee, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

The 33-year-old has already agreed personal terms with Man City and is expected to sign a four-year contract with the Premier League giants.

Chelsea ready to make shocking €90m offer for Arsenal target, player ready to force a move

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Chelsea haven’t been as active in the transfer market as it was expected from them after a 10th place finish in the league last season.

The Blues new boss Antonio Conte has added Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante to his squad, and could make further additions in the remaining few days of the transfer window.

Everton sign Premier League's established winger for £25m

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Everton have announced the signing of DR Congo International Yannick Bolasie from fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace.

The skillful winger has penned down a five-year contract with the Toffees in a reported £25 million deal, which could potentially rise to a club record £30 million.

Arsenal Plot Move For €85m Manchester United Target

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Arsene Wenger has admitted in his post-match interview after Arsenal’s 3-4 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday in the Premier League that he would be looking for reinforcement before the transfer window closes.

The general feeling among the Arsenal supporter is that a top class striker is required.

[Photo] Defender Completes Chelsea Transfer, Player Gets #15 Club Shirt

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Chelsea defender Michael Hector has joined German side Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan, the Premier League giants have confirmed.

Frankfurt have also announced the deal on the official Twitter account:

WELCOME, MICHAEL HECTOR!

7 talking points from Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool

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Arsenal and Liverpool engaged in a seven goal thriller where Philippe Coutinho’s brace saw Liverpool come out 4-3 winners in their opening game of the season against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The result gave Liverpool its first win at the Emirates Stadium since 2011.

Arsenal dominated the early parts of the game, but Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool went on a goalfest when the second-half began and despite a spirited attempt of a comeback by Wenger’s men, the Reds went back home with all 3 points.

From Italy: €20m Defender Expected To Complete Manchester United Transfer, Player Not In Manager's Firs Team Plans

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Manchester United are reportedly looking to sell Italian full-back Matteo Darmian this summer. Serie A giants Roma are plotting to bring him back to Italy.

According to reports from Calciomercato, Jose Mourinho is willing to part ways with the Italian defender, who was dropped against Bournemouth in United’s opening Premier League game on Sunday.

7 Talking Points: Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester United

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Goals from Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic kicked off Jose Mourinho’s era with a winning start away at Vitality Stadium. And despite an attempt of a comeback, Bournemouth failed to score more than one goal as well structured Man Utd’s backline provided few and far moments of error.

The Sorcerer & The Apprentice: how Zlatan may be the best thing to happen to Marcus Rashford

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Cynics may have scoffed earlier last week when José Mourinho announced that the anointment of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the new King of Old Trafford was a “gift” to last season’s Prince, Marcus Rashford. And scoff they might: a cursory glance at José’s CV tells anyone who cares to look that he’s not exactly been a friend to young talent down years, despite his protestations to the contrary.

Danny Brooks a Household Name After 5000/1 Bet Backing Leicester City Pays Out

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When you place a bet on your favourite football team to win the Premier League, you certainly don’t expect to go down in history for it, especially if said team has never won, and barely come close to winning the title for all of forever. Danny Brooks, 37, from Leicester, certainly didn’t expect to become a household name when he decided to try his luck in the local betting shop one Saturday morning in August of last year.

Week 1 Results: Liverpool Win, Manchester United Go Top Of The Premier League Table

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Manchester United go top of the Premier League table after winning 3-1 against AFC Bournemouth on Sunday. Juan Mata scored the first United goal under Jose Mourinho era while new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic also scored on his Premier League debut.

At Emirates, Liverpool came from behind to snatch a 4-3 victory against Arsenal in a thrilling contest.

Man Utd open talks with Euro 16 winner; Defender willing to join Jose Mourinho's side

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Manchester United have opened talks with fellow Premier League side Southampton over a potential £8 million move for Portuguese centre back Jose Fonte.

Jose Mourinho reportedly wanted to sign two defenders this summer and after the arrival of Eric Bailly from Villarreal, the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss is hoping to secure a deal for the Southampton defender.

Bournemouth vs Manchester United: Goals, Highlights, Twitter Reaction

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Manchester United start their 2016-17 Premier League campaign under Jose Mourinho with a convincing 3-1 victory over AFC Bournemouth on Sunday at the Vitality Stadium.

After a cagey start from both sides, United broke the deadlock just before halftime through Juan Mata. The Spaniard pounced on a double error from Simon Francis to tap home from close range.

[Video] Chelsea Midfielder On Target vs Denmark; Young Striker Nets 90th-Min Winner

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Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has scored for his country as Nigeria beat Denmark 2-0 on Saturday to set up a semifinal clash against Germany on Wednesday.

Nigeria dominated the proceedings in Salvador and took the initiative when Imoh Ezekiel produced a brilliant run from the left before teeing up Chelsea’s Mikel to finish from six yards out before halftime.

Deal Almost Done: Manchester United's €42m Target Close To Joining Man City

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Pep Guardiola dropped England’s #1 Joe Hart from his starting XI in Manchester City’s 2-1 victory over Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium.

The second choice Willy Caballero was preferred to the England goalkeeper as Guardiola feels Hart doesn’t fit in with the style he wants to implement at City.

Chelsea season preview: Will return to the top 4 be a success for fallen Blues?

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The start of a new season, and it’s unfamiliar surroundings at Chelsea Football Club. In every season in the last decade, the Blues have gone into the Premier League as one of the favourites. This time, however, things are very different.

One thing that surely isn’t new is the presence of a new manager.

12 goals 10 assists: Liverpool plot move for €25m star, player keen to leave

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Jürgen Klopp’s search for another attacking player has moved to Naples where forward Lorenzo Insigne has yet to renew his contract with Serie A runners-up Napoli.

According to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato News, the Liverpool boss is preparing to send club officials to contact the 25-year-old’s representatives this summer.

Arsenal attacking target close to joining Paris Saint-Germain

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Paris Saint-Germain are closing in on a mega-money deal to sign Wolfsburg forward Julian Draxler.

The German International, who remains a long-term target for Premier League giants Arsenal, is in search of a new club this summer after publicly declaring his desire to leave Wolfsburg last month.

Chelsea Agree Deal For Defender, Player Spotted At German Airport Ahead Of Transfer

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Chelsea defender Michael Hector will join German club Eintracht Frankfurt on loan, according to reports from German newspaper Bild.

The player was spotted landing at the Frankfurt airport where he was greeted by Eintracht’s team manager Christoph Preuß.

Chelsea defender Michael Hector is set to join Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan.

Arsenal keen to sign Barcelona defender after move for Valencia's Mustafi collapses

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Arsenal have made an enquiry over the availability of Barcelona’s French defender Jeremy Mathieu after failing to reach an agreement with Valencia for Shkodran Mustafi.

Several sources claimed earlier this week that the Gunners have a verbal agreement with Mustafi over his proposed move to the Emirates this summer but reports now suggest that the German International’s father has revealed that there is no deal in place between Arsenal and his son.

Mourinho reveals Manchester United's target for 2016-17 season

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Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is targeting to win the Premier League title with Manchester United in the 2016-17 season and admitted that he is not afraid to express his ambitions.

The 53-year-old was appointed as the Red Devils manager in May and he took charge at Old Trafford in July.

Club owner in London to negotiate deal, Arsenal could be asked to pay huge fee

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Arsenal have been forced to sign a defender this summer after injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista.

German international Skhodran Mustafi has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates, but reports in the Spanish media suggest Arsenal haven’t made any offers for the Valencia star yet.

Premier League Results, Table After Saturday Week 1

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Premier League champions Leicester City suffered a shock 2-1 defeat against newcomer Hull City in the opening match of the brand new 2016-17 Premier League season at the KCOM stadium.

Week 1 Scores & Results

Hull City 2-1 Leicester City

Burnley 0-0 Swansea

Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

Everton 1-1 Tottenham

Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

Southampton 1-1 Watford

Man City – Sunderland

Premier League Standings

Claudio Ranieri said after the match his team played “individually” and “not as a team” as the Foxes suffered a shock defeat against Hull City.

From Argentina: Lionel Messi reverses decision to retire from international football

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Argentine star striker Lionel Messi has reversed his decision to retire from international football for the ‘love’ of his country.

The 29-year-old announced his shocking retirement from international football in the wake of Argentina’s defeat in the final of Copa America in June. Despite participating in four major finals with his country, the Barcelona star man has failed to win a single international trophy.

From Spain: Mourinho Wants €40m Real Madrid Star After Pogba Signing

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reportedly wants to add one more marquee player to the squad before the end of the transfer window. The Red Devils have already signed Eric Bailly this summer, but it seems Mourinho wants another top quality defender for the centre back role.

The Red Devils have smashed the world transfer record to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus earlier this month, but it seems United have not completed their business yet.

4-2-3-1 v West Ham: Conte's first Chelsea lineup; Double injury blow for Blues; Key Stats, Injury info and Predicted teams

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Chelsea vs West Ham United
English Premier League 2016/17
Date: 15th August 2016
Kick off: 8:00 pm BST
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
Live Stream: Watch Chelsea vs West Ham live online

Chelsea take on West Ham United in their opening game of the Premier League.

Deal Agreed: Midfielder Set For Transfer After Chelsea Submit €45m Bid

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Portugal midfielder Joao Maria has chosen Inter Milan over Chelsea, according to reports from O Jogo. The Blues had submitted a €45m offer for the midfielder, but the player was keen on a move to Italy.

Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (print edition) has covered a report on Mario’s situation on their print version where they claim Inter are confident of agreeing to a deal for the midfielder and are hoping to complete the transfer within the next few days.

Crystal Palace vs West Brom: Team News, Predicted XI, Live Stream

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Crystal Palace vs West Bromwich Albion
English Premier League
13th August 2016, 15:00 pm BST
Selhurst Park, London
Live Stream: Watch Crystal Palace vs West Brom live online

Crystal Palace kick off their 2016-17 Premier League season at home to West Bromwich Albion in a battle between two relegation contenders at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

6 Things To Expect From The 2016/17 Premier League Season

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The football season is almost upon us. Over the course of the next nine months expect a roller coaster ride in the most watched football league in the world. From the roof blowing and hair raising to the head scratching and soul searching, Premier League football leaves nothing to chance to entertain its fans.

La Liga Lens: Barcelona in advanced negotiation for €80m striker, Latest Real Madrid transfer news

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Barcelona want Valencia skipper Paco Alcacer to be their fourth striker, and the Catalan giants are hoping to secure a deal for the Spaniard before the end of the transfer window.

Alcacer has a reported 80m release clause (per Marca), but Barcelona are hoping to sign him on a cut-price deal, thought to be around 30m.

PHOTO: Chelsea agree deal for PL striker, Star pictured with No.9 shirt after completing transfer

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Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore has signed a new deal with the Premier League giants, the club have confirmed.

The highly talented striker has also joined Dutch outfit Ajax on loan for the rest of the season.

A statement on Chelsea’s official website read: “Bertrand Traore has signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea.

Mourinho gives long-term future update on Manchester United attacker

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that winger Adnan Januzaj is included in his plans at Old Trafford, despite his loan move to Sunderland.

The 21-year-old reunited with his former manager David Moyes at the Stadium of Light temporarily after the Belgium international joined the Black Cats on a season-long loan deal on Friday.

4-2-3-1 vs Bournemouth: Manchester United Team News, Predicted Line ups, Live Steam Info

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Bournemouth vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: Sunday; 14-August-2016
Time: 13:30 BST
Venue: Vitality Stadium
Live Stream: Watch Bournemouth vs Manchester United online

Manchester United travel to South coast of England to face Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth in the opening match of the brand new 2016-17 Premier League season on Sunday.

Paul Pogba set to miss Man Utd's first Premier League fixture

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Manchester United’s blockbuster signing Paul Pogba will miss the Premier League’s opening day fixture against Bournemouth due to suspension, the Football Association has revealed.

The 23-year-old midfielder re-joined the Old Trafford outfit on Tuesday for a record breaking transfer fee of £89 million.

4-2-3-1 v Liverpool: Weakened Arsenal lineup for vital opening game, 6 key stars set to miss out; Injury News, Stats and Predicted Lineups

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Arsenal vs Liverpool
Competition: English Premier League 2016/17
Date: 14th August 2016
Kick off: 16:00 pm BST
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London
Live Stream: Watch Arsenal vs Liverpool live online

Arsenal take on Liverpool in their opening game of the Premier League this season on Saturday.

Chelsea agree deal for 'excellent' defender; 6ft 3in star pleased to complete transfer

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Chelsea have agreed a deal with the League Two side Crawley Town for the loan transfer of young defender Alex Davey. on loan until 3 January 2017.

The highly talented academy star will join the club on loan until 3 January 2017 according to BBC.

The 21-year-old has struggled to break into the first team so far and has spent most of his time on loan at different clubs.

Chelsea Transfer News: Juventus Plot Move For Fabregas, Conte Willing To Sell

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Serie A champions Juventus have turned their attention towards signing Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, according to reports from Italian newspaper Tuttosport.

The above picture is taken as a screenshot from the front page of Friday’s Tutto edition. Inside, they have covered a big article on Juventus’s potential midfield targets for the 2016-17 season.

Arsenal agree £19.5m deal with top class Chelsea target; Transfer confirmation by tomorrow

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Arsenal are closing in on a deal for the 24-year-old German international Shkodran Mustafi.

Yesterday there were reports that the Valencia star has already agreed personal terms with the Londoners and Wenger is prepared to pay up for him.

Now Daily Mail are claiming that a transfer will be completed within 48 hours.

From Italy: Chelsea Lodge €40m Bid For Midfielder; Club Offer €5m-per-Year Contract

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Chelsea rekindle their old interest in Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan with a formal approach for the Belgian, but once again their offer has been rejected outright.

According to reports from Italy’s pink newspaper, Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma have rejected a €40m offer for Nainggolan from Chelsea.

Man Utd reach agreement for PL defender; Mourinho wanted deal done, announcement today

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Manchester United have agreed on a new long-term contract with the highly talented defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

Telegraph report that the defender has impressed the new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and the Portuguese was keen on tying the player down to a long-term deal.

The highly rated 18-year-old defender made his first team debut last season under Louis Van Gaal.

Chelsea submit huge offer for Liverpool target; Club prefer to accept their bid for Euro 2016 star

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Chelsea have submitted a 45 million Euros offer for the Portuguese international Joao Mario.

The Sporting midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League all summer. Portuguese newspaper Jornal De Noticias have confirmed Chelsea’s bid and are claiming that Sporting would prefer to accept it.

17 goals and 11 assists: Arsene Wenger submits £40m bid for high profile Chelsea target

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Arsenal have submitted an improved offer of 40 million pounds for the Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

The Gunners have recently had two bids of £30m and £35m rejected for the Algerian winger and have now returned with another offer.

This has been confirmed by the French journalist Gilles Favard, who works for L’Equipe.

Conte convinces top class Man Utd target to play for Chelsea; Star had a meeting with him

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has been linked with a move to Juventus all summer.

Apparently, the player was unsettled at Stamford Bridge and was eyeing a move away from the London club. However, there is some good news for the Blues as it appears that Antonio Conte has finally persuaded the Serbian to stay at the club.

Antonio Conte paves the way for top class star as Chelsea agree deal for PL striker

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Chelsea have agreed on a loan deal with Ajax for the highly talented academy striker Bertrand Traore.

According to London Evening Standard, the move for Traore is a huge hint that the Blues are close to making an attacking signing.

Traore found the net four times in 20 appearances for Chelsea last term and has score twice in the pre-season as well.

AS Monaco submit €12m offer for Watford star, player wants to stay

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AS Monaco have submitted an offer of €12m to sign Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucouré, reports L’Equipe on Friday.

The French midfielder signed for Watford in a €10.5m from Rennes in January, before being sent out on loan to La Liga side Granada, also owned by Pozzo family,

At Granada, Doucouré enjoyed regular playing time, and it seems his performances has caught the eye of AS Monaco scouts.

Man Utd deal agreed; Talented Premier League winger completes move

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Sunderland have signed Belgian winger Adnan Januzaj on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United.

The 21-year-old has failed to feature in Jose Mourinho’s 23-man squad and will spend the 2016/17 campaign playing for the Black Cats to reunite with his former boss David Moyes.

Januzaj is reportedly keen to leave Man Utd on permanent basis after feeling ‘humiliated’ by Jose Mourinho’s treatment, who has instructed the young attacker to train with the club’s reserve-team players.

Bastian Schweinsteiger: Sacrificial Lamb of a New Regime?

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As The Special One settles in to the Special Job at Old Trafford, murmurings of disquiet amongst Manchester United fans have been quieted -for now at least- as Jose Mourinho makes all the right noises about the club, its importance on the world stage, and its famous traditions. The new signings bedding in so well have helped him too: Zlatan, Mkhitaryan and Bailly have all shown that Jose has not lost his eye for a player, his ‘specialists’ neatly filling the yawning and obvious gaps in the squad, those massive footballing potholes left unaddressed by Moyes, Van Gaal and, if we’re being honest, Sir Alex in his final years.

Leicester Keane on former Manchester United defender

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Premier League champions Leicester City are to make a £17 million bid for Burnley’s Michael Keane. The newly promoted Premier League side have already rejected one offer for the former Manchester United youth product, who despite only making only one senior appearance in his four years at the Reds had shown great potential.

Arsenal and Chelsea dealt blow in race for £50m Argentine

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Arsenal and Chelsea’s reported pursuit of Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi could be over after full-back Cristian Ansaldi, who joined the Serie A side this summer, revealed that the Argentine “will definitely stay” at the club.

Speaking at a press conference today, Ansaldi answered questions about his new teammate at Inter, with the 29-year-old seemingly certain that Icardi, who has also strongly been linked with Napoli, is set to stay in Milan.

Manchester United confirm two more new signings

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Manchester United have confirmed they have added two youngsters Tahith Chong and Joshua Bohui to their squad on August 10, Wednesday.

The teenage left-winger came up through the ranks of Feyenoord and is dubbed as one of the brightest upcoming prospects in Netherlands. The Red Devils were long been chasing for his signature and the Dutchman confirmed the Premier League club’s interest earlier in January.

Premier League duo in for £32.5m Liverpool outcast

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According to Sky Sports, West Brom have joined fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace in the hunt for out-of-favour Liverpool striker Christian Benteke.

The 25-year-old Belgian has seen his stock fall dramatically since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp at Anfield and looks destined to leave the club this summer.

VIDEO: Paul Pogba’s Top 10 Goals

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French midfielder Paul Pogba’s protracted move back to Manchester United was completed this week with the 23-year-old arriving at Old Trafford for a world record £89m. A combative, swashbuckling presence in the centre of midfield, the former Juventus man is sure to be one of the signings of the season, adept at creating chances, controlling the middle of the park and scoring sensational goals.

From England: Man Utd winger wants to leave after being left 'humiliated' by Jose Mourinho

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Belgian winger Adnan Januzaj wants a permanent move away from Manchester United this summer, according to BBC Sport.

Januzaj reportedly feels ‘humiliated’ by Jose Mourinho’s treatment after being instructed to train with the club’s reserve-team players.

Mourinho has identified him surplus to requirements in his plans at Man Utd and the young winger is thought to be closing in on a season-long loan switch to Sunderland, that will see him reunite with his former boss David Moyes.

From England: Man Utd winger wants to leave after being left 'humiliated' by Jose Mourinho

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Belgian winger Adnan Januzaj wants a permanent move away from Manchester United this summer, according to BBC Sport.

Januzaj reportedly feels ‘humiliated’ by Jose Mourinho’s treatment after being instructed to train with the club’s reserve-team players.

Mourinho has identified him surplus to requirements in his plans at Man Utd and the young winger is thought to be closing in on a season-long loan switch to Sunderland, that will see him reunite with his former boss David Moyes.

Top quality attacker set to complete Man Utd transfer, meeting with Mourinho was crucial

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Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj is closing in on an exit from Old Trafford.

The Belgian winger has struggled to hold down a first-team place at Manchester United and is expected to join Sunderland on loan for next season.

According to reports from Daily Mail, Sunderland are set to loan the talented Premier League winger.

From France: Arsenal Lodge €41m Formal Bid For Chelsea Target

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Arsenal fans crying out for a top striker this summer but it seems Arsene Wenger has turned a deaf ear to the clamour. Instead, he wants to add another attacking forward to the ranks; an area already overcrowded with top players.

According to the latest report from French newspaper L’Equipe, Arsenal have formally lodged a €41m bid for Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez, who is also a reported target of Premier League giants Chelsea.

Manchester United announce EA Sports as official video games partner

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Manchester United have linked up with EA SPORTS in a three-year global partnership which sees the American video games giant being named the club’s official football video games partner. A statement on the Red Devils’ official website read: “EA SPORTS™ (NASDAQ: EA) has today been confirmed as Manchester United’s (NYSE:MANU) Official Football Video Games Partner.

Real Madrid agree deal for Spanish midfielder; Star completes move after talks with Zidane

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Real Madrid have agreed on a loan deal with Alaves for the highly talented central midfielder Marcos Llorente.

Llorente was a part of the first team squad during the pre-season and AS are claiming that Zinedine Zidane was very impressed with the young midfielder.

The former French international has decided to loan the youngster so he can continue his development with regular first-team football.

Chelsea officials Emenalo and Granovskaia in talks with PL winner, Star asked for Man Utd transfer

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Serbian midfielder had a disappointing campaign under Mourinho last year and is thought to be unsettled at the London club.

According to latest reports from Tuttosport, Chelsea are desperate to hold on to the talented defensive midfielder and Antonio Conte sees him as a valuable member of the side.

Sunderland boss David Moyes signs Man Utd's defensive duo

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Sunderland have announced the double signing of Manchester United duo Paddy McNair and Donaldo Love for a transfer fee of £5.5 million.

The defensive pair have both signed a four-year contract with the Black Cats after failing to feature in Jose Mourinho’s plans at Man Utd.

Good luck to Paddy McNair and Donald Love, who have both completed permanent moves to Sunderland.

Man Utd to finalise deal for pacy attacker, goalscorer's transfer set to be confirmed

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Manchester United striker James Wilson will join the Championship outfit Fulham on loan this summer.

The 20-year-old forward is looking to gain some first team experience and a move to the Championship will be beneficial for the young academy graduate.

Wilson will struggle to establish himself as a first-team player now that Mourinho has signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

24 Goals in 67 Games: Chelsea Agree Deal For Forward; Player Set To Re-unite With Former Manager

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Ajax Amsterdam have agreed on a deal with Chelsea to sign the highly talented young striker Bertrand Traore on a season-long loan.

According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the 20-year-old will head to Netherlands on loan, and the move is as good as done.

The move doesn’t come as a surprise as Chelsea have strengthened their forward option this summer by signing Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi from Marseille.

Deal Nearly Done: £30m Chelsea Target Agrees Personal Terms With Arsenal

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Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi has reportedly agreed to personal terms with Premier League giants Arsenal and the deal is close to being done, according to reports from Sky Sports.

Sky reports reporter Marc Behrenbeck broke the news on Twitter:

@SkySportNewsHD Info: Mustafi Deal to @Arsenal nearly done.

Blow for Conte, Arsenal reach agreement with top class Chelsea target; Star was in UK earlier

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Arsenal are close to sealing a 20 million pounds move for German international Shkodran Mustafi.

English newspaper Times are reporting that a deal is close and Arsenal are about to make a breakthrough in negotiations.

Arsene Wenger has always been reasonable in terms of prices he pays for players, but it seems that the Frenchman’s stance has finally changed.

Transfer Chains: From Pogba to Higuain and how one transfer affects another

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Transfer windows in the current time and age are akin to a season in itself. Whereas in earlier times off season was considered a getaway from the usual brouhaha of the ferocious August to May dogfight, the status quo now is to expend as much energy in the muddle of the transfer window as possible, and come away with non-existent winners and losers medals at the end of it.

Can Chelsea address their shambolic defence ahead of the season?

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Over the years, Chelsea have prided themselves on being solid and miserly at the back, not giving a freeway ticket for any team to go through. They have attracted a lot of unfair attention as being a defensive team, while only just being defensively solid. Back in the day, any team visiting Stamford Bridge knew that chances to score a goal would be few and far between.

Liverpool Roundup: Klopp agrees to pay upto €30m for star; Attacker agrees move, informs friends

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Liverpool have been linked with the highly talented German midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud this summer.

The Borussia Monchengladbach star impressed with his composure and maturity last season and Klopp wants him to partner Emre Can at the heart of Liverpool’s midfield. The Reds have lacked a proper controller at the middle of the park ever since the departure of Xabi Alonso and someone like Dahoud could be ideal for Klopp’s system.

From England: Everton complete £12m deal for Wales captain

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Everton have completed the signing of Wales captain Ashley Williams from Swansea for a reported fee of £11 million.

The 31-year-old centre back has signed a three-year contract with the Toffees to end his eight year spell at the Liberty Stadium.

Everyone at Swansea City would like to thank Ash for his tremendous service to the club.

Lionel Messi to hold talks over his international future with Argentina

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Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza has traveled to Spain to hold talks with Lionel Messi in his bid to persuade the star striker to come out of retirement from international football, the Guardian report.

Messi announced his shocking retirement from international football in the wake of Argentina’s defeat in the grand final of Copa America in June.

Jose Mourinho takes swipe at Arsenal and Liverpool managers

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has aimed a fresh dig at his Arsenal and Liverpool counterparts, Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp.

The Red Devils completed their fourth signing of the summer transfer window as they have added Paul Pogba to their squad. United paid a world-record fee of €105 million to Juventus in order to land the 23-year-old midfielder in the current transfer window.

Arsenal target wants transfer; Agent and Star spotted in Chelsea hotel, confirms Conte interest

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Arsenal have been linked with a move for Riyad Mahrez all summer.

The 25-year-old Leicester City winger had a spectacular season with the Foxes last year and Wenger is keen to add him to his attacking trio alongside Ozil and Sanchez. Mahrez picked up 17 goals and 11 assists from out wide last season and was one of the main reasons why Leicester City ended up as Premier League champions.

Antonio Conte set for personal transfer talks with Man Utd target; Deal should cost €30m

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has been linked with a transfer away from the London club this summer.

Previously, the Serbian was linked with a move to Old Trafford as soon as Jose Mourinho took over.

Now the player is being linked with a move to Italy as Juventus look to replace Paul Pogba.

Chelsea meet target's price but bid refused anyway

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Chelsea have met Napoli’s €50 million asking price for centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly but the Italian club have rejected the offer anyway, according to reports from Italy.

Gazzetta dello Sport‘s Carlo Laudisa has Tweeted that last season’s Serie A runners-up have rejected the offer after failing to secure a replacement in Torino’s Nikola Maksimović.

Chelsea agree to pay £65m for star; Blues want Arsenal target now, Conte a big fan of attacker

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Chelsea have been linked with several strikers this summer and the latest name to be linked with a transfer to Stamford Bridge is that of Mauro Icardi.

The Inter Milan striker was linked with a Chelsea transfer under Jose Mourinho as well. Apparently, the former Chelsea manager texted the player about a potential move back then.

10 best Serie A to Premier League transfers featuring Arsenal & Chelsea legends

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With Paul Pogba becoming the latest to shift belongings from the caverns of Serie A to the more glamourous settings of the Premier League, we take a walk down memory lane to revisit English football’s best imports from the Italian top flight. There has been a lack of genuine stardust involved in recent transfer activity from Italy’s top flight to its English counterpart, a trend which, with the big money arrival of Pogba to Manchester United, is expected to be bucked.

3 reasons why Manchester City are favourites for the title this season

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The 2016/17 season is going to be a funny old campaign, it seems. We’re less than a week away from the first gameweek, and it is almost impossible to put your finger on one team and label them favourites. The arrival of Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte, along with Jose Mourinho’s move to Manchester United means that this is without a doubt going to be the most high-profile season in Premier League history.

Manchester United Agree Fee For Two Players 24 Hrs After Signing Pogba

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Jose Mourinho got what he wanted. The Portuguese wanted four signings from Ed Woodward and the United executive vice-chairman granted his wish in a grand way.

Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan represents two smart pieces of business while Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, two world class players, made headlines with their moves.

[Photo] Arsenal's £42m Target Spotted At Chelsea Hotel Along With His Agent

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Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League giants Arsenal this summer. The Gunners have reportedly held talks with the player’s agent last month and were ready to offer £42m for his services while according to reports in Algerian media, Mahrez has even agreed to a personal deal to move to the Emirates.

Official: Man United seal world-record £93.2m deal for Paul Pogba

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Manchester United have confirmed on their official website that they have concluded a deal to sign midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus in a world-record deal.

The France international left Old Trafford on a free transfer four years ago after becoming disillusioned with a lack of playing time with the Premier League club.

Report: Chelsea Negotiating Deal For £15m Man Utd Target, Club President In London To Hold Talks

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Brazilian club Santos are looking to finalise a deal with Premier League giants Chelsea for their exciting and talented young defensive midfielder, Thiago Maia, according to reports.

Maia is currently at Rio Olympics representing his nation but so far Brazil has disappointed their home fans with some terrible football.

Chelsea agree to pay asking price for Arsenal target; Top class star in London right now

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Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the last few days.

The German international is apparently a target for Arsenal and Chelsea this summer. Both clubs are in need of centre-backs this summer and the La Liga star is a prime target.

The 24-year-old defender could be sold if a suitable offer comes in.

Liverpool Make Contact With Club For €40m Midfielder, Player Dreams Of Manchester United Move

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French midfielder Moussa Sissoko is in demand in the transfer market following his exploits in Euro 2016. He is angling a move away from Newcastle United and has been linked with a host of heavyweight European clubs, including the likes of PSG and Real Madrid.

According to reports from French newspaper Le 10 Sport, French champions PSG are keen to sign the 26-year-old midfielder, who would cost around €40m.

Chelsea ready huge offer for Man Utd target; Agent confirmed earlier star will complete transfer

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Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has informed the club that he does not wish to sign a new deal.

The Senegal international has been a target for Chelsea all summer and Antonio Conte is thought to be an admirer of the Serie A defender.

Koulibaly had an impressive season with Napoli last year and the Italians are reluctant to sell their best defender, especially after sanctioning a sale for Gonzalo Higuain to their direct rivals Juventus.

Midfielder's Chelsea transfer announcement close; PL star reveals crucial call from manager

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Chelsea midfielder Danilo Pantic is close to completing a loan transfer to Dutch side Excelsior.

The 19-year-old impressed during his loan spell at Vitesse and Excelsior are now hoping to conclude a deal for the highly talented attacking midfielder.

According to the reputed Dutch website Voetbal International, Excelsior have reserved the number ten role for the Chelsea youngster and want him to be their primary playmaker next season.

£42m Chelsea target completes PL transfer; Leaked image confirms high profile move

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Everton defender John Stones has been registered with UEFA as a Manchester City player.

The England international has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United as well, but it seems that the young centre back is heading for Etihad.

The player was named in Manchester City’s Champions League squad on the UEFA official website.

31 Goals In 44 Games: Reds Plot Move For €22m Arsenal Target

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Liverpool have signed as many as seven players this summer but there could be more transfers to follow in the coming days.

The forward department is one area where Liverpool are stocked with quality players, however, Klopp may still sign a striker if Christian Benteke is allowed to leave.

Liverpool already have Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings as specialist strikers in their ranks Roberto Firmino has been used in the false 9 as well.

Pogba to Manchester United & the 10 most expensive Serie A to Premier League transfers

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Paul Pogba’s transfer from Juventus to Manchester United was confirmed in the wee hours of today and the French midfielder in the process became the most expensive player ever eclipsing Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale. There have been plenty of high profile transfers from Italy’s top flight to the Premier League, but none created quite the wave as the Pogba move.

Liverpool 2016-17 Preview: Summer Transfer, Best Possible XI, Predictions

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Liverpool 2015-16 season
Premier League: 8th
FA Cup: 4th Round
League Cup: Runner-up
Europa League: Runner-up

Jurgen Klopp, the Reds manager, in his first full season in charge, has sculpted the squad according to his own taste.

Arsenal want German Olympic star

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Arsenal are the latest club to show interest in German youngster Lukas Klostermann, according to reports in Germany.

German newspaper the Bild are reporting the Gunners are looking at the 20-year-old following a streak of injuries in defence.

Arsène Wenger’s hand has virtually been forced into the transfer market this week following Gabriel Paulista’s injury in their final pre-season friendly on Sunday.

Photo: Paul Pogba spotted in a Manchester United shirt, world record transfer complete

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Manchester United are close to announcing a deal for the Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman was pictured arriving in Manchester for his medical earlier today and now the former United academy star has been spotted in a club shirt.

Someone I know, there mum with Pogba a few hours ago

25 Goals in 46 Games: £60m Star Wants Chelsea Move, Raiola To Hold Talks With PL Club This Week

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Mino Raiola has been involved in three blockbuster deals for his clients in the 2016 summer transfer window. He already took Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Manchester United and has sealed a record-breaking transfer deal for Paul Pogba, as the Frenchman makes a stunning return to his former club.

From England: Juventus star arrives at Manchester United training ground for medical

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Paul Pogba has arrived at Manchester United’s training ground to undergo medical ahead of his record-breaking move from Juventus.

The Sky Sports report that the 23-year-old midfielder boarded a private jet at Nice airport at around 9.15am on Monday morning and touched down at the private terminal at Manchester Airport at 11.

[Photo] Arsenal Target Completes Medical, Deal To Be Announced Today

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Thomas Vermaelen is all set to be confirmed as the new signing for Serie A club AS Roma after the Belgium defender completed his medical yesterday.

Barcelona confirmed on Sunday on Twitter that the player had been given permission to undergo a medical with the Giallorossi.

Liverpool agree deal for defensive star, club official confirms; La Liga star wants to work with Klopp

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Liverpool have agreed a deal with Turkish giants Galatasaray for their Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva.

The Turkish giants have agreed a fee with the Premier League outfit and it is believed that the player has agreed personal terms as well.

However, it seems that Liverpool have postponed the sale after an injury crisis.

Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City: Five Things We Learned

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Jose Mourinho starts his Manchester United tenure with a trophy after the Red Devils beat Leicester 2-1 to win the Community Shield on Sunday at Wembley for the 21st time in their history.

United took the lead at half time through a brilliant solo finish from Jesse Lingard. Jamie Vardy pounced on an errant backpass pass from Marouane Fellaini to restore parity after the break.

Manchester City’s strongest possible XI for the 2016/17 season

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At Manchester City, new boss Pep Guardiola is expected to regularly be among the silverware. The Premier League is arguably the most competitive league in Europe but Guardiola must prove his credentials in this tough league.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach has been very busy in the transfer market and has made several high-profile additions.

Chelsea ready to complete South American's transfer; Fee decided for top class dribbler

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Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado could be set for a transfer away from Stamford Bridge this summer.

At one point it seemed like the Colombian would stay at the London club, but despite Conte offering him another chance, the player is supposedly keen on a return to Serie A.

The former Juventus manager was hoping to add Cuadrado’s flair and workrate to his flanks this season.

Jose Mourinho confirms Man Utd have agreed 'amazing' transfer for world class star

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Manchester United announced yesterday that they have agreed a deal with Juventus for the French midfielder Paul Pogba.

The former Old Trafford academy graduate was set to undergo his medical at the AON training complex yesterday and the move should be officially confirmed today.

Speaking to the media after Manchester United’s Community Shield victory, Jose Mourinho confirmed the deal and revealed his delight after signing a world class player.

4-3-3 vs Sevilla: Weakened Real Madrid lineup for UEFA super cup, 5 key stars missing; Key Stats, Team News and Possible lineups

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Real Madrid vs Sevilla
UEFA Super Cup, 2016
Kick off: 9th August, 19:45 pm BST
Stadium: Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim
Live Stream: Watch Real Madrid vs Sevilla live online

Real Madrid take on Sevilla in the UEFA super cup tomorrow and Los Blancos will be looking to start their season with a silverware.

Chelsea beat Werder Bremen 4-2 in final pre-season friendly

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There were a few indications as to what the starting line-up for Chelsea under Antonio Conte would in their final pre-season game against Werder Bremen in Germany on Sunday. The Blues ran out 4-2 winners but there were more than a couple of uncomfortable moments for them, especially in the second half.

Confirmed Lineups: Manchester United vs Leicester, Community Shield 2016

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Premier League Champions Leicester City and FA Cup holders Manchester United go head-to-head in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

First, the team news:

Manchester United Starting XI: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw, Carrick, Fellaini, Lingard, Ibrahimović, Rooney, Martial

Manchester United subs: Romero, Rojo, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford

Jose Mourinho has selected a strong XI for this match with new signing Ibrahimovic making the starting XI alongside Rooney and Martial.

Chelsea Transfer: Mendes Trying To Secure Move For €60m Star

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After Atletico Madrid having suffered a defeat in the race to sign Diego Costa earlier this week, fresh rumours have surfaced in the Italian press surrounding the future of the Chelsea striker. This time, the Spain international has been linked with a move to Serie A giants Napoli.

Napoli have sold Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus this summer for a record transfer fee (Seria A) and despite signing promising young striker Arkadiusz Milik from Ajax, the Naples club are still looking for reinforcements.

Strongest XI: Probable Chelsea lineup vs Werder Bremen

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Chelsea will take on Bundesliga club Werder Bremen in their final pre-season game on Sunday. Ahead of the match, the Blues had announced a 23-man squad that travelled to Germany on Saturday.

Unlike the other pre-season tour games (30-man squad), here the squad has been trimmed to 23 and barring any major transfer activity next week, this could be Chelsea’s final first-team squad ahead of the new season.

Manchester United’s strongest possible XI for the 2016/17 season

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Manchester United are entering a new era under Jose Mourinho. The former Chelsea boss has already brought in Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly, and is very close to signing Paul Pogba, for a world record fee. Much is expected from the Special One at his new club and it will be interesting to see how things pan out.

Cristiano Ronaldo hits back at Jose Mourinho for criticism over Euro 16 antics

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has appeared to have hit back at Jose Mourinho over criticism for his touchline antics in the final of the European competition last month.

After sustaining a knee injury early in the first half, the Portuguese skipper was forced off from Euro 16 final, but continued to furiously cheer and instruct his teammates from the touchline in the latter stage of the game.

Manchester United 2016-17 preview: who plays where under Mourinho?

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Since the arrival of José Mourinho at Old Trafford, along with a couple of new signings and the suggestion that Paul Pogba is on his way too, Manchester United have seen their odds cut drastically by bookmakers to win the 2016-17 Premier League title, now second favourites behind Manchester City.

Pogba authorised to undergo a medical, Man Utd close to completing world record deal

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Manchester United are about to complete the transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus, according to reports in Italy.

Reliable Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has confirmed that the France international is about to complete his transfer after the Serie A champions have let him undergo a medical with Manchester United.

Done Deal: Chelsea Agree Deal Over Defender, Player Holding Club Shirt After Completing Move

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Sunderland have confirmed the signing of Papy Djilobodji for a reported fee of £8m from Chelsea, both the clubs have confirmed on Friday. He becomes new manager David Moyes’s first signing at the Wearside club.

The Senegal international joined Chelsea last summer for a reported £2.7m but has only managed a single appearance (89th-minute substitute in a 4-1 Capital One Cup win at Walsall) for the Blues.

Transfer Roundup: Man Utd Plot Move For £70m Forward; Liverpool Agree Deal Over Midfielder, Confirmation On Monday

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Manchester United could yet sign James Rodriguez and the Red Devils are ready to make a move for the £70m-rated Colombian star if he decides to leave Real Madrid (Rodriguez has made it clear he won’t).

Rodriguez joined Madrid from Monaco in a £56m deal back in 2014 after producing a stunning performance in the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil.

From France: Arsenal €40m Target Dreams Of Playing For Manchester United

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Moussa Sissoko has set his sight on joining a big European club this summer. The 26-year-old didn’t enjoy a fruitful campaign with the Magpies last season but his stock has risen following an excellent all round performance for France in Euro 2016.

With Newcastle United being relegated to the Championship, Sissoko’s departure from the Tyneside club is inevitable.

Chelsea’s strongest possible starting XI for 2016/17 season

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After the worst title defence mounted by any Premier League champions, the encouraging thing for new boss Antonio Conte is that he can only take Chelsea in one direction. He has the benefit of not competing in Europe, which will help in his quest and zeal to win.

The new Chelsea boss also insists on playing with two strikers up top, which will be an interesting change from how we have seen the Blues being operated.

Boost For Arsenal: Real Madrid ready to sell Spanish forward

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Real Madrid are ready to sell Arsenal target Isco after manager Zinedine Zidane has said there are too many midfielders in the first team.

The club policy of the 2016 UEFA Champions League winners is that players must leave before any signings are made this summer.

Spanish newspaper AS are reporting because Paul Pogba will cost Manchester United £100 million and Manchester City paid £50 million for Leroy Sané, Isco is valued somewhere in between.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes decision over his Real Madrid future

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Cristiano Ronaldo is hoping to end his playing career at Real Madrid after deciding to sign a new contract that will keep him in the Spanish capital until at least the summer of 2021.

The three-times Ballon d’Or winner is currently on holiday in Miami but is set to join training at Real Madrid next week in his bid to recover from the knee injury he sustained during the grand final of the European tournament in France last month.

4-3-3 vs Barcelona: Predicted Liverpool Starting XI

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With just one week left for the Premier League to begin, Liverpool still have two pre-season games to get ready. The club will face Barcelona later today in a game that is basically all about Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan will face his former club for the first time since his departure two years ago.

4-2-3-1 vs Leicester: Mourinho Confirms Double Injury Boost, Possible Lineups, Key Stats

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Manchester United vs Leicester City
Community Shield, 2016
Date: 07 August 2016
Kick Off: 16:00 BST
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Live Stream: Watch Manchester United vs Leicester online

Premier League champions Leicester City take on FA Cup holders Manchester United in the 2016-17 Community Shield on Sunday afternoon at Wembley.

From Argentina: 'Lionel Messi will return to play in international football'

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President of Argentina Mauricio Macari has claimed that the country’s star footballer Lionel Messi will return to play on international level to lead the national team for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

Messi announced his shocking retirement from international football in the wake of Argentina’s defeat in the grand final of Copa America in June.

[Photo]: Player Holding Shirt After Chelsea Agree Deal Over Midfielder, Club Confirms Move Today

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Talented young midfielder Jordan Houghton has joined Doncaster Rovers on loan from Chelsea until January, both the clubs have confirmed.

SIGNING | Happy new season everyone, @ChelseaFC youngster @HOUGHTON_J has joined on loan | #DRFC pic.twitter.

Mourinho disappointed after Manchester United missed out in signing €35m-rated star

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Manchester United were interested in signing Renato Sanches in the summer transfer window, according to the Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese international was one of the star players at Benfica last season and his form saw him attract interest from several top clubs across Europe.

AC Milan target €25m Chelsea winger after Chinese takeover

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The glory days at AC Milan seem a long long time ago. It is incredible to think that it is just over a decade ago when the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Kaka, Clarence Seedorf, Alessandro Nesta, Gennaro Gattuso, Paolo Maldini, Andriy Shevchenko and other star-studded names were on the same side of the football pitch.

Man Utd target set to resume training at Juventus

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Paul Pogba will return to Italy on Monday to train with Juventus, manager Massimiliano Allegri has revealed.

The French midfielder has been holidaying in the United States for the past few weeks and is now set to resume training in his bid to gain full fitness for the upcoming campaign.

Pogba is widely expected to join Manchester United by next week in a record-breaking £100 million transfer deal, that will see him become the most expensive footballer of all time.

'Highly Rated' Winger Completes Move To Manchester United

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The ‘highly rated’ England U-17 winger, Joshua Bohui, has completed his move to Premier League giants Manchester United from Championship club Brentford.

According to reports from Manchester United News, the 17-year-old winger has been included in the Manchester United Under-19 squad for the Otten Cup.

Liverpool agree deal with Bundesliga club for South American; Playmaker completes transfer

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Liverpool football club have agreed a deal with the German outfit Hertha Berlin for the loan transfer of Brazilian midfielder Allan Rodrigues.

The Reds have confirmed on their official website that the highly talented South American midfielder has joined the Bundesliga club in search of more first team action.

Man Utd have beaten European giants to world class transfer; Mourinho more or less confirms deal

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has all but confirmed Paul Pogba’s transfer during a press conference earlier today.

The Portuguese manager claimed that Manchester United will sign a total of four players this summer and the final addition will be a top class midfielder.

He said: “We made decisions, decide to bring four players not 10, that are Manchester United level.

Midfielder Poses In Arsenal Kit After Club Confirms Singing [Photo]

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Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Nigerian midfielder Kelechi Nwakali from the Diamond Football Academy, via the club’s official website.

The 18-year-old midfielder captained the Nigerian U-17 side at the FIFA Youth World Cup in Chile last year where he was named the player of the tournament as well.

Liverpool Transfer: Deal Agreed, Midfielder To Complete Move This Weekend

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Liverpool youngster Cameron Brannagan is set to join Championship side Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan, the Liverpool Echo have reported.

The 20-year-old also has a “75 percent” clause in the agreement which means the Latics must play him regularly when fit and available, otherwise be penalised financially.

Manchester United manager aims dig at Wenger and Klopp

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has taken a dig at his Arsenal and Liverpool counterparts Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp respectively in his pre-match press conference for the Community Shield.

The FA Cup winners will take on the English champions Leicester City at the Wembley on Sunday.

Chelsea Transfer News: PL Club Ready To Offer £135k-Per-Week Deal For £75m Star

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Everton are looking to offer a lucrative £135,000 per week wages to Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku in order to stave off interest from Premier League rivals Chelsea.

The Blues have been heavily linked with a move for their former striker this summer and new manager Antonio Conte is thought to be preparing a massive €72m bid for the Everton forward to lure Everton into selling their prized asset.

Arsenal transfer complete; Wenger agrees deal to sign midfielder after meeting him in January

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After weeks of speculation, the highly talented Nigerian midfielder Kelechi Nwakali has finally joined Arsenal.

Earlier this summer, there were reports that the player has agreed personal terms with the North London outfit. Apparently he had agreed a five-year contract.

The player has now confirmed on social media that he has indeed signed for the Premier League giants.

Arsenal dealt blow in pursuit of £37m-rated star

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Arsenal have been handed a blow in their pursuit of 2015-16 PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez as the Leicester City chairman has issued a hands-off warning.

The chair of the Premier League champions, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, has posted a photo of himself gripping Mahrez by the ears on his official Instagram account:

Leicester City's owner has a message for Arsenal regarding Riyad Mahrez.

Done Deal: Liverpool's €15m target seals Napoli move, club president poses with the player

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After a lot of twists and turns for over two months, Udinese winger Piotr Zielinski has found a new home. Premier League giants Liverpool were heavily interested in signing him but he had other ideas. The attacking midfielder will continue to stay in Italy and will start the 2016-17 campaign with Serie A giants Napoli.

Chelsea agree to pay Man Utd target's release clause; Mourinho's offer rejected

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking to sign a centre back this month and the Blues have been linked with the Benfica defender Victor Lindelof.

The Swedish international is highly rated around Europe and Antonio Conte wants him to strengthen Chelsea’s defensive options.

The 22 year old defender was a target for Manchester United as well, but Mourinho signing Eric Bailly earlier this summer has allowed Chelsea a clear run at the player now.

Arsenal open talks for Man Utd target, Agent arriving in London today; Mourinho texted star earlier

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Arsenal have been linked with several strikers this summer and one such name is that of Mauro Icardi.

The Inter Milan striker has been linked with a move away from the club and the likes of Manchester United, Napoli, Arsenal, Chelsea have all been mentioned as potential destinations.

Current Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is an admirer as well and tried to sign the player for Chelsea.

Arsenal’s strongest possible starting XI for the 2016/17 season

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It’s certainly going to be a very exciting, and simultaneously a very tough season in English football. This season could be Arsene Wenger’s last chance to get to the title that has evaded him for so many years now. We might see the London club land one or two players before the transfer window ends, but at the moment, this is the club’s strongest eleven for the coming campaign.

Ex-PL defender explains why Manchester United manager could be jailed in Slovenia

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Former Portsmouth and Fulhan defender Dejan Stefanovic claims Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho would have been in jailed in Slovenia for his treatment towards midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

The recently retired German international joined the Red Devils from Bayern Munich for a fee of £6.

Chelsea ready to hijack Arsenal move for La Liga star; Bid submitted, Star in UK now

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Chelsea are looking to beat Arsenal to the signature of German defender Shkodran Mustafi.

Both Premier League clubs have been linked with the Valencia defender this summer, but according to the latest reports, Chelsea have stolen a march on their rivals with a concrete bid.

The Blues submitted a 25 million pounds offer for the German international according to Spanish newspaper AS.

Done Deal: Arsenal agree deal with Dutch club for defender transfer

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Arsenal have agreed to send young defender Stefan O’Connor out on loan again for the 2016-17 season. According to reports from Dutch media outlet De Telegraaf, the 19-year-old youngster has joined Dutch club MVV Maastricht on a season-long loan.

After spending his youth career with Crystal Palace, the English defender joined Arsenal’s academy in 2010 and signed scholarship forms with the Gunners in 2013.

Done Deal: Chelsea agree deal for striker transfer, club officially confirms move

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Antonio Conte has made it clear that Diego Costa will not be leaving Chelsea this summer. The Spain international is reportedly happy at the London club and the possibility of him returning to Spain this summer is zero. Even Atletico Madrid president has somewhat accepted defeat in their chase to sign their formal player.

Chelsea hijack move for Portuguese star; Bid submitted, Player heading to London soon

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Dinamo Zagreb goalkeeper Eduardo could be on his way to Chelsea if reports from the Portuguese press are to be believed.

According to reports from O Jogo, Chelsea have submitted a bid for the Zagreb keeper who seemed to be heading to Sporting this summer.

Although there is no mention of the bid being accepted by Zagreb, O Jogo claim that the player should complete a transfer to London soon.

Arsenal agree deal for French international; Star expected to finalise transfer soon

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Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy is closing in on a transfer away from Emirates.

The French international defender is a target for the Turkish outfit Galatasaray and Arsenal have now agreed a deal with them for the right back.

It remains to be seen whether Debuchy will accept a move to Turkey now.

Man Utd transfer agreed; World class star arriving in Manchester for photoshoot, announcement soon

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Paul Pogba’s transfer to Manchester United is now close to being announced.

The Frenchman has been a target for Real Madrid as well, but Los Blancos have been priced out of a deal for the Juventus midfielder.

Manchester United have finally agreed a fee with the Italian champions and the move should be completed this week.

Chelsea Transfer News: 74 Goals in 98 Games - Exciting Striker Holding Club Shirt After Completing Move [PHOTO]

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England U-19 international Tommy Abraham have joined Bristol City on loan today from Chelsea, the West London club have confirmed. The move has also been confirmed by the Championship side as well on their official Twitter account.

The Tweet contains a picture of the 18-year-old holding the Bristol shirt.

Liverpool Transfer News: Bid Accepted For Defender, Player Set For Medical This Weekend

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Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan is set to spend the 2016-17 season at newly promoted Burnley on a season-long loan, pending the results of a medical.

The Reds have reportedly accepted a bid from Burnley to sign Flanagan last month but the move was held with the defender taking his time to assess his future move.

Mourinho sets deadline to complete Manchester United’s fourth signing

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants the Red Devils to complete their fourth summer signing before the start of the 2016-17 Premier League season.

The Premier League giants will make a trip to Dean Court as they take on Eddie Howe’s AFC Bournemouth in the first league clash of the season on August 14.

Liverpool’s strongest possible starting Xl for 2016/17 season

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The coming season is going to possibly be one of the most exciting seasons the Premier League has witnessed. The arrival of top class managers like Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte, José Mourinho (once again) is only making going to make things more exciting.

Needless to mention, its going to be a highly competitive season.

Liverpool strongest possible starting Xl for 2016/17 season

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The coming season is going to possibly be one of the most exciting seasons the Premier League has witnessed. The arrival of top class managers like Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte, José Mourinho (once again) is only making going to make things more exciting.

Needless to mention, its going to be a highly competitive season.

PHOTO: Midfielder signs long-term Chelsea deal

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Another highly talented young midfielder, Mukhtar Ali, has signed a long-term contract with Chelsea. He follows the footsteps of defender Fikayo Tomori, who signed a new four-year deal earlier this week.

The youngster has announced the news on Twitter with a picture of him signing a new contract.

Deal Agreed: Manchester United sign 23 goals / assists star after hard negotiation

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Manchester United probably have sealed the signing of Paul Pogba after a record transfer fee being smashed, as reported by Duncan Castles of the Daily Record.

According to the report, both United and Juventus agreed to the terms of the transfer on Wednesday. Juventus were demanding a fee around £108m for the French midfielder as a package that would include a £83.

Mourinho agrees to pay €55m for top class Chelsea target; Star prefers Man Utd move

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Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has been linked with a move to the Premier League all summer.

Before the Spanish international re-signed for Real Madrid, he was thought to be heading to England with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United interested in him.

Despite him joining Los Blancos this summer, he is expected to leave immediately.

Conte drops major hint, more or less confirms centre back will complete Chelsea transfer

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has dropped a major hint that the young centre back Matt Miazga will complete a loan transfer away from the club soon.

The former MLS defender is still not ready for the Premier League and therefore Conte wants the player to go out on loan and play some regular first team football.

Serie A £17m star wants Arsenal move, club ready to sell at the right price

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Torino full-back Bruno Peres reportedly wants to play in the Premier League, as speculation on his future continues to intensify.

According to reports from the London Evening Standard, the 26-year-old exciting full-back is keen to join Arsenal. The Gunners have already registered a formal interest in the defender, while Urbano Cairo, the president of the Serie A side, “accepts that Peres will be sold providing they receive the right offer.

Arsenal transfer close to completion; 6ft 4in star set for medical today, announcement soon

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Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to be unveiled as a Roma player later today.

The Gunners have agreed a deal with the Italian giants which will see Roma loan the player for another season. The Serie A side also have the option to sign him permanently for a fee of 13.4 million pounds next summer according to Mail.

Wenger wants top class Chelsea target; Board promises to pay any amount of money for star

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Arsenal are looking to sign a striker and a centre back this summer and the likes of Lacazette and Mustafi have been mentioned as priority targets.

The Gunners submitted a 29 million pounds bid for the Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette last week, but the Ligue 1 giants rejected it. It is understood that they are holding out for a fee of around 40 million pounds for their star player.

Bayern Munich criticize Manchester United over current situation of German midfielder maestro

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Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has criticized Manchester United over their treatment of German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

The 32-year-old has been reportedly banished to Man Utd reserve team’s dressing room after declaring him surplus to requirements by new manager Jose Mourinho.

Deal agreed for Conte's Chelsea target; Medical done, top class star 'really happy and proud'

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Lazio winger Antonio Candreva has completed his transfer to Inter Milan this evening. Inter have confirmed the deal on their twitter account earlier.

The Italian international has signed a four year contract with the Serie A outfit.

Candreva was a top target for Premier League giants Chelsea after the player impressed Antonio Conte with his performances for the Italian national team.

17 goals and 6 assists last season: Deal agreed for top class attacker; Chelsea transfer complete

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Chelsea have announced that the Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah has now completed a permanent transfer away from the club.

The former Basel winger joined the Blues back in 2014 when Jose Mourinho was in charge.

Chelsea beat the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool to sign the Egyptian back then.

Manchester City beat Manchester United in completing £27m signing

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Manchester City have confirmed they have completed the signing of Palmeiras star forward Gabriel Jesus on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old was the star player for the Brazilian outfit and his form saw him attract interest from top clubs from England and across Europe. He was also linked with a move to City’s derby rivals Manchester United, according to the Metro.

Chelsea transfer rumours: Is Romelu Lukaku worth £68m?

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The transfer window has seen its share of insane big-money moves among the top European clubs. Juventus paid £76 million to land Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli, and the the Old Lady look set to sell their star midfielder Paul Pogba to Manchester United for a whopping £120 million. The Serie A champions bought the Frenchman from United in 2012 for the price of peanuts, and will now be sending him back as the costliest player ever in world football.

Chelsea submit huge bid for Man Utd target; €72m star's father wants him to play for Mourinho

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Chelsea are looking to sign the Everton striker Romelu Lukaku this summer.

Antonio Conte seems desperate to add the Belgian to his attack and has returned with a mega bid of 72 million Euros after their initial approach was rebuffed.

The Italian media (via Sportwitness) think that the final price for Lukaku will be 72 million euros plus add ons.

Premier League 2016-17 Preview: Title Race, Relegation Battle, European Qualifications

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It’s been only fourteen weeks since Claudio Ranieri’s boys provided the most miraculous experience of a Premier League season ever by dramatically clinching the title when even in the wildest dreams nobody had predicted such a result but it still feels like ages. It happens all the time. Even in a summer filled with European Championships (the sporting spectacle being an unmitigated success) and a fascinating transfer window – it still fails to satiate the hunger of millions of ravenous die-hard football fans across the world.

Mourinho set to complete record Man Utd transfer; Star arriving at Old Trafford today

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Manchester United are finally closing in on a transfer for Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman’s return to Old Trafford has been the story of the summer so far and the saga is finally nearing its conclusion.

According to earlier reports, the Old Trafford outfit have already agreed personal terms with the Juventus midfielder and will pay a fee of around 110 million Euros to Juventus.

Done Deal: Manchester United's €38m target to join Man City, official confirmation within the next 24 hours

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Manchester City have reportedly beaten Manchester United and Barcelona in the race to sign Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus and will confirm the signing in the next 24 hours, according to Sky Sports.

BREAKING: Sky Sources: #MCFC to sign forward Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras in next 24 hours #SSNHQ

- Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 3, 2016

Jesus, apparently, had a clause in his contract, that would allow him to join either of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich for €24m.

18 goals 11 assists: Wenger makes huge breakthrough; Chelsea target agrees Arsenal transfer

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Arsenal have been linked with a highly talented Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez this summer.

After a failed attempt to sign Jamie Vardy before the Euros, Wenger is ready to break the bank for his teammate.

The Algerian winger had a spectacular season with the Foxes last year and is a man in demand.

VIDEO: Pogba tells fans he'll stay at Juventus

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Paul Pogba’s possible move to Manchester United has turned into a great and to be a certain boring transfer saga this summer. His future has been heavily speculated in the media and there is a feeling that the French midfielder could be heading towards Old Trafford at some point before the start of the new season.

Arsenal agree deal with Spanish club for centre back; Star will arrive today to finalise move

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Arsenal have agreed a loan deal with Spanish club Mallorca for their highly talented centre back and under 21 captain Julio Pleguezuelo.

The local media from Mallorca has confirmed that the deal is all but done and the Spanish defender will arrive today to finalise his transfer. The Arsenal youth star will be presented to the media and the fans later today.

Arsenal transfer target confirms his desire to leave Wolfsburg

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Premier League giants Arsenal have received massive boost in their bid to sign German International Julian Draxler after the player confirmed his desire to leave Wolfsburg.

The former Schalke 04 attacker, who joined Wolfsburg only last summer in a club record deal of €35 million, has been heavily linked with Arsenal but a host of other European clubs are also thought to be interested to sign the young attacker.

Real Madrid agree fee for top class Chelsea target; Attacker set to complete transfer soon

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Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez is close to leaving the European champions for Paris Saint-Germain.

The French outfit were in talks with Los Blancos over the last few days and it is believed that an agreement has been reached.

The highly rated Spaniard’s development has stalled over the last couple of seasons due to the lack of game time and injuries and the player is looking to kick-start his stagnating career with a move away from Bernabeu.

Chelsea to offer £70m + striker for Conte's priority target

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Chelsea are set to offer Loïc Rémy to Everton as part of their bid to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge, according to the Telegraph.

The Blues are prepared to break their transfer record to bring back the Belgian striker two years after selling him to the Toffees. Their current record deal stands at purchasing Fernando Torres from Liverpool for £50 million in 2011.

Report: Arsenal Agree Personal Terms With 21 Goals Star, club working on sorting the fee

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Arsenal are desperate to sign a striker this summer and the Gunners have set their sight on landing Alexandre Lacazette from French club Lyon. The Gunners have had an opening €35m bid rejected by the club but it seems the Gunners are looking to test Lyon’s resolve with an improved offer in the coming days.

Done Deal: Chelsea's €25m target heading for medical, official announcement within the next 48 hours

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Serie A giants Inter Milan have finally secured a deal for Lazio winger Antonio Candreva. The Biancocelesti President, Claudio Lotito, has cleared the player’s departure, according to reports from Italian publication Gazzetta World.

Premier League giants Chelsea were also heavily linked with a move for the 29-year-old winger and Antonio Conte even putting him near the top of his summer wishlist.

Man Utd's Bastian Schweinsteiger lined up for return to Bayern Munich

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Manchester United’s out-of-favor midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been told by Bayern Munich that they are willing to take him back if he leaves Old Trafford this summer, the Sky Sports report.

The 32-year-old has been reportedly banished to Man Utd’s reserve team’s dressing room after Jose Mourinho identified the German International surplus to requirement in his plans for the Premier League giants.

Euro star looking to impress Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

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Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is looking forward to impress his manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

The 53-year-old was appointed as United manager in May as he replaced Louis van Gaal as the Red Devils’ new boss. So far, the Portuguese tactician has managed United in three pre-season fixtures, with the last one coming against Galatasaray over the last weekend.

Chelsea to hold talks over signing Brazilian midfielder, club will meet player's family to sort out a deal

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Thiago Maia Alencar is seen as a promising youngster coming out from Brazil. The young midfielder has been anchoring the midfield for Santos for two seasons now and he will start for Brazil in the Rio Olympics, starting in a few days time.

The 19-year-old is an exceptional young talent and according to latest reports Premier League giants Chelsea are seemingly interested in signing the Brazilian wonderkid.

Video: Chelsea's £38m top summer target scores twice vs Nice

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Kalidou Koulibaly’s future in Italy is far from certain. He has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea but Napoli are reluctant to sell him.

Having already sold Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus, Napoli are not willing to part ways with the Senegalese defender. On the other hand, Antonio Conte, the new Chelsea manager is a big fan of Koulibaly and the Blues will try to test Napoli’s resolve with lucrative offers.

Antonio Conte sanctions £30m Chelsea transfer for top quality South American star

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has had a considerable amount of time to test his squad so far and it appears that the Italian isn’t too impressed with the Brazilian midfielder Oscar.

The 24 year old playmaker has struggled to establish himself as a starter over the last couple of seasons and was hoping to start fresh under Conte.

Arsenal transfer close to completion; 6ft 4in star travelling for medical on Thursday

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Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to spend another season on loan at Roma.

According to the ever reliable Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Arsenal have agreed a loan deal with the Italian side for the Polish keeper and he will undergo his medical with the Italian outfit on Thursday.

Arsenal in talks over move for €70m forward, agent trying to find the best solution

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Arsenal and Napoli could enter into a transfer tug of war over the signing of Argentine striker Mauro Icardi this summer. According to the Italian newspaper, Corriere dello Sport, the Gunners have already held a discussion with the player’s agent-cum-wife, and the speculation of him moving to the Emirates has been constant over the past few weeks.

PL Roundup: Man Utd begin talks for winger, transfer close; Chelsea agree deal for centre back

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Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has agreed a new long term contract at the club.

The highly talented centre back has made significant progress over the last 12 months and has been rightly awarded with a new deal.

The young defender confirmed the news on his Twitter account as well as his Instagram.

Report: Arsenal lodge formal bids for two defenders

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Arsene Wenger is looking add a cover to his depleted defensive unit ahead of the 2016-17 Premier League season. The Gunners face a tough clash with Liverpool on August 14 and Wenger is missing several key players ahead of the new season opening day clash.

Arsenal will be without Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, with the later sidelined until next year.

Man City complete £37m signing of German International

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Manchester City have completed the signing of German attacker Leroy Sane from Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04 for a reported fee of £37 million.

The 20-year-old, who was part of the Germany’s squad for the Euro 16 in France, has signed a five-year deal to join the Premier League giants.

Leroy #Sane has joined @ManCity.

Blow For Real Madrid: Manchester United's £79m target signs five-year deal

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Italy midfielder Marco Verratti has signed a new long-term contract with Paris Saint-Germain that will see him staying at the club till 2021.

Marco Verratti en train de signer sa prolongation de contrat jusqu’en 2021 ! #PSG pic.twitter.com/0eOpt1tGuW

- PSGsociety (@PSGsociety) August 2, 2016

The 23-year-old missed a large part of last season as well as Euro 2016 with a groin injury and subsequently underwent a surgery.

From England: Sunderland boss David Moyes confirms interest to sign Man Utd pair

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Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has declared Sunderland’s desire to sign Red Devils’ duo Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj.

The Black Cats appointment Moyes as the immediate successor of Sam Allardyce, who accepted the lucrative offer to become the new head coach of England’s national team last month.

Chelsea first-team pair heading for Serie A?

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Chelsea midfield pair Nemanja Matic and Oscar have been strongly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this close season, with Gianluca Di Marzio now claiming that both could be heading to Serie A with Juventus and Inter Milan reportedly looking into the possibility of signing the respective players.

Liverpool FC – 4 players who face make-or-break seasons

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Jurgen Klopp has been very active in the summer transfer window having added six new faces to his squad. The German manager’s aim with his club for this season would be to try and finish in the top 4 spots, but competition will be increasingly tough. Players have to step up and prove to the manager they deserve to stay at the club for a long time.

Chelsea agree deal with Bundesliga club for defender; Star arrived for medical yesterday

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Chelsea defender Baba Rahman is all set for a return to the Bundesliga with Schalke.

The former Augsburg full back has struggled to establish himself in England after a big money move last summer. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is ready to loan the player out this season in order for him to get some regular first team action.

Fee agreed for specialist tackler, personal terms agreed; PL star will complete Liverpool transfer

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Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva is closing in on a transfer away from Anfield this summer.

The defensive midfielder was signed by Rafa Benitez back in 2007 and has spent nine seasons at Liverpool.

The Reds are looking to offload all of their fringe players this summer and after having sold quite a few players already it seems that Lucas is next in line.

Wayne Rooney reacts to Paul Pogba's proposed return to Man Utd

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has insisted that he is ‘looking forward’ for the proposed return of French midfielder Paul Pogba.

Pogba left Man Utd in 2012 on a free transfer after growing frustrated over lack of first team action. However, the Juventus star now appears to be on the verge of moving back to Old Trafford this summer for a record breaking £100 million transfer fee.

World class star wants to complete Chelsea transfer, caught on camera talking about move

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge all summer.

The Spanish international is apparently keen on a return to La Liga with Atletico Madrid. Recently the Atletico president also confirmed that the Spanish giants are interested in Costa.

However, Atletico Madrid have now signed Kevin Gameiro from Sevilla and therefore Costa’s return to Calderon is highly unlikely now and in future.

Chelsea ready to hijack vital Arsenal move, transfer talks underway; La Liga star in UK now

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Chelsea are looking to sign the German centre back Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia.

The La Liga defender has been linked with a move to the Premier League all summer. London giants Arsenal are also interested in the player.

Wenger wants to sign Mustafi as a replacement for the injured Mertesacker.

Chelsea Roundup: Agreement reached for 6ft 5in star; Blues confident of sealing club record transfer

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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 giants Chelsea.

Apparently, Chelsea are looking for an alternative to Diego Costa. The Spaniard’s poor form and injuries cost the side dearly last season and Chelsea want a top quality alternative in their ranks this time.

PHOTO: Defender signs contract after completing Chelsea transfer

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Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman has joined German club Schalke 04 on a season-long loan deal. While both the clubs are yet to confirm the move but it seems it is only a matter of time before they do so, as the player has passed his medical and was pictured signing the new contract at the German club.

Deal Agreed: Chelsea's €25m target set for medical, presentation on Monday

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Serie A giants Inter Milan have beaten Chelsea in the race to sign Lazio winger Antonio Candreva. A deal has been agreed for the Italy International and he could be presented as early as on Monday.

Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for the 29-year-old winger this summer with Antonio Conte putting him near the top of his transfer wishlist.