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Man Utd star turns down move to Chinese Super League

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Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has rejected the chance to make a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League, according to the Daily Mirror....

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Barcelona have £22m bid for former Spurs man rejected

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Guangzhou Evergrande have rejected a £22m bid from Barcelona for Tottenham Hotspur flop Paulinho, according to Sky Sports. The Catalan giants want to...

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Diego Costa speaks out over China transfer

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has publicly addressed rumours of an impending move to the Chinese Super League. The Spain international has been...

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Diego Costa close to agreeing £75m move worth £650,000-a-week

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa is on the verge of finalising a summer transfer to Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian, according to the Daily...

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Photo: Diego Costa spotted in meeting with super agent Jorge Mendes

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Chelsea's Diego Costa pictured meeting super agent Jorge Mendes and businessmenhttps://t.co/hdILLFZsGq pic.twitter.com/Zqzcf5rG84 The Sun...

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Wayne Rooney’s agent flies to China to seal transfer

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney's agent has travelled to China to seal a lucrative transfer for his client, according to The Guardian....

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Man Utd could still Wayne Rooney this month

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Manchester United could still offload captain Wayne Rooney to a Chinese Super League side this month, according to the Daily Telegraph. The report...

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Spurs star Danny Rose subject of Shanghai SIPG approach

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A post shared by Tottenham Hotspur (@spursofficial) on Jan 12, 2017 at 10:06am PST Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose has turned down the offer...

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Man Utd to sell Wayne Rooney to China within a month

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Manchester United will offload captain and record goalscorer Wayne Rooney to a Chinese Super League side before the end of next month, according to...

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Tianjin Quanjian owner confirms talks to sign Chelsea’s Diego Costa

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Diego Costa was the subject of talks about a move to Tianjin Quanjian, according to the Chinese side's owner Shu Yuhui. The herbal medicine...

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Diego Costa wants transfer to China, hasn’t trained for three days and is dropped for Leicester game

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A photo posted by Diego Costa (@diego.costa) on Jan 11, 2017 at 10:01am PST Chelsea striker Diego Costa has missed the last three days of training...

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Wayne Rooney and seven other Man Utd players to be sold in January

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is plotting a massive overhaul of his squad that could see captain Wayne Rooney and up to seven other players...

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Photos and Videos: Chelsea final training session in Singapore

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Chelsea's players have taken part in their final training session of their pre-season tour. The Blues were put through their paces in Singapore...

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Video and Photos: Chelsea training in Beijing

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Chelsea's players have taken part in their first training session in China after arriving in Beijing to start their pre-season tour. Head coach...

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Videos and Photos: Liverpool arrive in Hong Kong

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Liverpool's players have arrived in Hong Kong to start their pre-season tour. The Reds are taking part in the Premier League Asia Trophy....

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Video: Paul Pogba nutmegs fans in China

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"Football season is over and nutmeg season is on

Video: Paul Pogba runs along the Great Wall of China

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The Great Run in the Great Wall

Video: Spurs star suffers suspected broken arm

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.@TheKoreaHerald: Tottenham's Son Heung-min fractures forearm in Korea's World Cup qualifier https://t.co/JtrS7xH8t7...

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Video: Everton’s Kieran Dowell fires England U20s into last-16 as group winners

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That's a lovely goal

Videos: All the goals from Kitchee FC 0-4 Spurs

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A brilliant strike from Sonny breaks the deadlock at the Hong Kong Stadium! #SpursInHongKong pic.twitter.com/Ye0jO9aVSp Tottenham Hotspur...

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Videos: All the goals from Kitchee FC 1-4 Spurs

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A brilliant strike from Sonny breaks the deadlock at the Hong Kong Stadium! #SpursInHongKong pic.twitter.com/Ye0jO9aVSp Tottenham Hotspur...

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Video: Spurs coach Toni Jimenez pulls off a scorpion kick

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Mauricio sets up Toni Jimenez who brings back the scorpion kick! #SpursInHongKong pic.twitter.com/rG1dRzgFu6 Tottenham Hotspur...

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Video: Christian Eriksen skins a couple of kids

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.@ChrisEriksen8 takes all forms of training VERY seriously, even when kids are involved...

Videos: Spurs players arrive in the Far East

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A huge crowd and great reception for Sonny, @kylewalker2, @kevinwimmer27 & @Ben_Davies33 as they arrive in Seoul... ✈️

Video: Jose Mourinho hints that Wayne Rooney could move to China this month

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has declined to confirm that captain Wayne Rooney will still be at the club at the end of the season and told...

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Video: Arsenal striker dancing Gangnam Style in his pants

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Asano dancing to gangnam style HAHAHAHAHAHHA pic.twitter.com/Nnu0JTJi9H Niall (@Sanogology) February 8, 2017 Arsenal fans never really got to...

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Video: Former Chelsea man Oscar scores on his competitive debut for Shanghai SIPG

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A month after arriving from Chelsea, Oscar made his competitive debut for Shanghai SIPG yesterday. The Brazilian midfielder played for his new club...

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‘Killer pitch’ and food poisoning haunt Asia football tours

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Shanghai (AFP) – There was the infamous Hong Kong “killer pitch”, an 11th-hour cancellation of a Manchester derby in Beijing and now Arsenal players struck down with food poisoning in Shanghai.

Add to that searing heat, tropical downpours and long-haul flights, and it is easy to see why Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was left wondering aloud this week whether pre-season tours of Asia are worth all the aggravation.

‘Killer pitch’ and food poisoning haunt Asia football tours

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Shanghai (AFP) – There was the infamous Hong Kong “killer pitch”, an 11th-hour cancellation of a Manchester derby in Beijing and now Arsenal players struck down with food poisoning in Shanghai.

Add to that searing heat, tropical downpours and long-haul flights, and it is easy to see why Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was left wondering aloud this week whether pre-season tours of Asia are worth all the aggravation.

Asia to beat Africa to World Cup football win – James

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Changsha (China) (AFP) – Asia has overtaken Africa and now looks the more likely continent to produce a World Cup-winning team, according to the former England goalkeeper David James.

Speaking at the World Football Forum in Changsha, James said Asia’s financial clout and passion would propel it to the forefront of the game in the coming decades.

Man Utd greats to bring football cafes, hotels to Asia

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Singapore (AFP) Manchester United greats Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville have teamed up with a Singaporean billionaire to open football-themed cafes and hotels in Asia, a spokesperson for the tycoon said Wednesday.

The two sportsmen and Peter Lim, owner of Spain's Valencia football club and Singapore-based property developer Rowsley Ltd, are looking at opening the first Cafe Football outlet in Asia in 2017, the spokesperson said.

Man Utd greats to bring football cafes, hotels to Asia

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Singapore (AFP) Manchester United greats Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville have teamed up with a Singaporean billionaire to open football-themed cafes and hotels in Asia, a spokesperson for the tycoon said Wednesday.

The two sportsmen and Peter Lim, owner of Spain's Valencia football club and Singapore-based property developer Rowsley Ltd, are looking at opening the first Cafe Football outlet in Asia in 2017, the spokesperson said.

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Former Chelsea man Alexandre Pato spots a likeness of Jurgen Klopp in his knee

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Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato has had a disturbing day after spotting a likeness of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in his knee. The former Chelsea...

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Photos: Paul Pogba unveils new hairdo

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J'arriive

Photos: Tottenham’s Heung-min Son in action for South Korea

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Chelsea apologise and discipline Brazilian player for offending Chinese people

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Chelsea have issued an apology to the Chinese people after offensive social media posts by Brazilian youngster Kenedy. The Blues said sorry to the...

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My Favourite Grounds In Asia

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I was inspired to do this post by an article on the AFC website about the 16 best stadiums in Asia. Now, normally I don't bother clicking on these sorts of stories, they're just fluff, but we are in a bit of a lull in Indonesia, action returns Monday, and it did get me thinking which ain't always a bad thing.

Clubs in Italy, Spain, Turkey, the USA and China want Wayne Rooney

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is a transfer target for clubs in in Italy, Spain, Turkey, the USA and China, according to The Times....

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Confirmed Team News: Kitchee FC vs Spurs lineups – Kyle Walker starts

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FC Kitchee team to play Spurs Starting XI: Wang, Recio, Cancela, Helio, Azevedo, Ferreira, Lo, Lum, Huang, Lam, Vadocz Spurs team to play FC Kitchee...

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Gluttons for punishment: Arsenal announce pre-season clash with Bayern

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If proof were needed that profit always comes before pride in modern football, here's a very neat example. Arsenal have announced that they...

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