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Manchester United will finalize Pedro deal once Angel di Maria’s PSG move is complete

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Manchester United will finalize a deal for Barcelona forward Pedro once the sale of Angel di Maria is completed to Paris Saint-Germain.

Since the story first broke of Di Maria's potential sale to the Ligue Un champions last week, United manager Louis van Gaal has sidestepped questions pertaining tothe future of his unsettledArgentine winger.

Arsenal teenager Jeff Reine-Adelaide shines in Emirates Cup triumph

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Arsenal collected their second preseason trophy of the summer on Sunday afternoon in London. The Gunners first thrashed last season's French league runners-up, Lyon, 6-0 on Saturday, and then beat the Bundesliga runners-up, Wolfsburg, 1-0 on Sunday to win their first Emirates Cup since 2010.

Although it is only a preseason tournament, the north London outfit looked in mid-season form at the weekend.

Stoke sign former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay

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Stoke have announced the signing of former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay.

The 29-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Barclays Premier League club and will link up with his new team-mates in France.

The club said on their Twitter feed: "£SCFC are delighted to announce the signing of Dutch international winger Ibrahim Afellay.

Manchester United supporter steals the show at Liverpool friendly [VIDEO]

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A Manchester United fan stole the crowd's attention at a Liverpool friendly in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia over the weekend.

Despite being surrounded by Liverpool supporters, this Manchester United fan broke it down in the middle of the Liverpool supporters section and seemed to be thoroughly enjoying himself before being shown his seat by a Liverpool fan.

Atletico Madrid will challenge for La Liga this season, says Jackson Martinez

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Atletico Madrid's newest signing believes Diego Simeone's side will once again be challenging Barcelona and Real Madrid for the La Liga title this season.

Atletico werecrowned champions of Spain on the final day of the 2013-14 campaign. However, after a summer which saw the key departures of Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Thibaut Courtois to Chelsea; and the arrival of nine new players to the club, Simeone's side finishedtwo places and twelves points worse off in La Liga lastseason.

Montreal Impact aquire rights to sign Didier Drogba

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After acquiring the right to sign Didier Drogba, the Chicago Fire have traded the Ivorian national for allocation money to the Montreal Impact according to the team's official website. Not officially a part of the roster just yet, Drogba must first obtain his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) as well as his Canadian work permit.

Shaun Wright-Phillips signs with New York Red Bulls

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Shaun Wright-Phillips has left the Premier League for New York Red Bulls, according to the team's official website.

After 16 years in England, Wright-Phillips and his brother Bradley have joined the Red Bulls and will be available for selection on Saturday when New York faces Philadelphia Union at PPL Park.

Soccer Morning (7.27.15) Eric Gomez interview about Mexico Gold Cup triumph

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features an interview with Eric Gomez.

Jason kicks off today's show with Eric Gomez as they discuss Mexico's 3-1 Gold Cup final victory against Jamaica.

Listen to the episode above or here.

You can listen to Soccer Morning live via the World Soccer Talk LIVE page atwww.

Sergio Ramos closer to staying at Real Madrid after meeting with Florentino Perez

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Sergio Ramos is closer to staying at Real Madrid after holding face-to-face talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, according to a report from the Spanish publication Marca.

It has been widely reported that the team captain was intent on leaving the club because he felt his relationship with Perez was "fractured" and had reached the point of no return.

FOX Sports signs Ian Joy from beIN SPORTS to boost its soccer coverage

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beIN SPORTS co-commentator and analyst Ian Joy is moving to FOX Sports to be a soccer host/analyst in Los Angeles, two sources have confirmed to World Soccer Talk.

A source revealed to World Soccer Talk that "beIN SPORTS has been fantastic" to Ian, but that Joy decided not to renew his contract and believes now is an ideal time to join FOX Sports given the recent acquisition haul of the World Cup, Women's World Cup and Bundesliga, as well as other properties.

Counting the cost of Manchester United’s transfer deals

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Manchester United appear ready to cut their losses on record signing Angel Di Maria just 12 months after they splashed £59.7million to bring the Argentinian winger from Real Madrid.

Even if they recoup a reported £45million for the 27-year-old, he will go down as one of the more expensive failed transfers in Old Trafford history.

Aston Villa agree deal to sign Jose Angel Crespo from Cordoba

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Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign defender Jose Angel Crespo from Cordoba, the Spanish club have announced.

The 28-year-old full-back started his career at Sevilla, where he was part of the squad that won the 2006 UEFA Cup, before going on to play for Racing Santander, as well as Padova, Bologna and Verona in Italy.

Chuba Akpom ready to step up for Arsenal

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Chuba Akpom has hailed Arsene Wenger's decision to back his young players and believes he can be the man to deliver the extra goals the Arsenal boss desires.

The Gunners have been linked with a host of big-name strikers from across Europe as many believe Wenger needs to bring in a top-class finisher to turn Arsenal into bonafide Premier League contenders.

Louis van Gaal vows to walk away from Manchester United in 2017

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will not break his promise to retire in 2017, even if he is offered a huge contract by a wealthy Qatari club.

Van Gaal has been a big hit with United fans since he was appointed manager last summer.

The Dutchman has restored an air of grandeur at the club since his arrival and after a successful first year in charge, United are now back in the Champions League.

Listen to Soccer Morning from 9-10:15am ET with Eric Gomez

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Today's Soccer Morning featuresan interview with Eric Gomez about Mexico's victory in the Gold Cup final.

You can listen to Soccer Morning live via the World Soccer Talk LIVE page at

During the show, you can tweet your questions or observations live to @soccermorning Or better yet, you can call in with your questions or comments by dialing 646-832-3909.