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Liverpool

Chelsea star praises Liverpool player, says he is in contact with him

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Chelsea attacking midfielder Eden Hazard has heaped praise on Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah. The Belgium international called the Egyptian his...

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Adam Lallana to play Liverpool game next week

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Liverpool attacking midfielder Adam Lallana will return to action in a behind-closed-doors friendly next week, according to the Daily Telegraph. The...

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Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool reject £114m bid from Barcelona

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Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Barcelona for attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho, according to the BBC. The Catalan giants had...

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AFP

I’m sure Messi will stay: Barcelona’s Rakitic

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic expressed his confidence on Tuesday that Lionel Messi would sign a new contract to stay at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona announced last summer a three-year extension of the Argentinian’s contract until 2021 - agreed with his father and agent - but the 30-year-old has still not made the agreement official.

I’m sure Messi will stay: Barcelona’s Rakitic

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic expressed his confidence on Tuesday that Lionel Messi would sign a new contract to stay at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona announced last summer a three-year extension of the Argentinian’s contract until 2021 - agreed with his father and agent - but the 30-year-old has still not made the agreement official.

Italy call up Verdi as play-offs loom

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Rome (AFP) – Italy’s under-pressure coach Giampiero Ventura on Saturday recalled Bologna midfielder Simone Verdi to his squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Albania.

After losing 3-0 to Spain in Madrid earlier this month, Ventura’s squad has given up hope of winning Group G and automatic qualification for next summer’s finals in Russia.

Isco signs four-year Real contract extension

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco has signed a four-year contract extension which will keep him with the European champions until 2022, the La Liga club announced on Thursday.

The 25-year-old has become a key part of Zinedine Zidane’s side in recent months, scoring 11 goals in all competitions last season as Real won the Champions League and La Liga titles.

Kevin-Prince Boateng makes Eintracht debut

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Berlin (AFP) – Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng made his first appearance for Eintracht Frankfurt at Freiburg on Sunday - back in the Bundesliga two years after being thrown out of the Schalke squad.

The 30-year-old only signed a three-year deal with Frankfurt on Friday after a hasty exit from Spanish club Las Palmas, who the Ghana international left citing ‘personal reasons’.

Bayern sign Rodriguez on loan deal from Real

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Colombia’s hot-shot James Rodriguez has joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, the Bundesliga club announced on Tuesday.

The two clubs have agreed on a two-year deal until June 30, 2019, with the option for Bayern to buy the 25-year-old midfielder who was the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Bayern sign Rodriguez on loan deal from Real

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Colombia’s hot-shot James Rodriguez has joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, the Bundesliga club announced on Tuesday.

The two clubs have agreed on a two-year deal until June 30, 2019, with the option for Bayern to buy the 25-year-old midfielder who was the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Enzo Zidane insists: ‘I’m different from dad’

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Madrid (AFP) – Enzo Zidane insisted Wednesday that he was a “different player” from his father Zinedine, after being unveiled at La Liga club Deportivo Alaves.

“I don’t think much about that,” the 22-year-old attacking midfielder said when asked about comparisons with Zinedine Zidane, a 1998 World Cup winner feted as one of the finest talents of his generation.

Enzo Zidane insists: ‘I’m different from dad’

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Madrid (AFP) – Enzo Zidane insisted Wednesday that he was a “different player” from his father Zinedine, after being unveiled at La Liga club Deportivo Alaves.

“I don’t think much about that,” the 22-year-old attacking midfielder said when asked about comparisons with Zinedine Zidane, a 1998 World Cup winner feted as one of the finest talents of his generation.

Sex-tape victim Valbuena to join Fenerbahce

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Istanbul (AFP) – Mathieu Valbuena, the France international at the centre of an interminable sex-tape scandal, has agreed to join Istanbul giants Fenerbahce from Lyon, the Turkish club said on Monday.

Fenerbahce said in a statement that an agreement in principle had been reached for the 32-year-old attacking midfielder’s transfer and the signing would follow later.

Illness caps Goetze’s fall from hero to zero

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Berlin (AFP) – Mario Goetze had the nation at his feet when Germany’s hero netted the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final.

Fast-forward nearly three years and Monday’s news that the Borussia Dortmund star is sidelined indefinitely by a metabolism disorder is the latest blow to affect the attacking midfielder since the Brazil triumph.

Illness caps Goetze’s fall from hero to zero

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Berlin (AFP) – Mario Goetze had the nation at his feet when Germany’s hero netted the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final.

Fast-forward nearly three years and Monday’s news that the Borussia Dortmund star is sidelined indefinitely by a metabolism disorder is the latest blow to affect the attacking midfielder since the Brazil triumph.

Hamsik sights Maradona’s Napoli record, Zeman conjures magic at Pescara

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Milan (AFP) – Marek Hamsik moved to within three goals of Diego Maradona’s Napoli record in a 3-1 win at Chievo as veteran Zdenek Zeman steered Pescara to a first win since August in a 5-0 rout of Genoa on Sunday.

Slovakia midfielder Hamsik took his tally to 112 on Sunday with an easy tap-in seven minutes before half-time, and is now just three short of Maradona’s 115-goal club record.

Hamsik sights Maradona’s Napoli record, Zeman conjures magic at Pescara

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Milan (AFP) – Marek Hamsik moved to within three goals of Diego Maradona’s Napoli record in a 3-1 win at Chievo as veteran Zdenek Zeman steered Pescara to a first win since August in a 5-0 rout of Genoa on Sunday.

Slovakia midfielder Hamsik took his tally to 112 on Sunday with an easy tap-in seven minutes before half-time, and is now just three short of Maradona’s 115-goal club record.

Tottenham Hotspur

Photo: Benjamin Mendy and Dele Alli pose for a selfie while shopping

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Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy and Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Dele Alli posed for a photo together after a chance meeting in...

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Dele Alli: Spurs confident midfielder will sign new £80,000-a-week deal

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Tottenham Hotspur are confident of tying down attacking midfielder Dele Alli to a new £80,000-a-week deal, according to the Daily Telegraph. The...

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Dele Alli: Mauricio Pochettino urges Spurs star to focus on football, not super-agents

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Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has urged attacking midfielder Dele Alli to stay focused on his football and not the scramble to...

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Tottenham’s Dele Alli sparks transfer rumours

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Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Dele Alli has sparked rumours that he is planning a transfer away from the club by looking for a new agent,...

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Manchester United

Video: Henrikh Mkhitaryan scores for Armenia vs Belarus

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Manchester United attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan was on the scoresheet for Armenia in their friendly against Belarus this evening. He has...

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Juan Mata linked with January move to Real Madrid

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Manchester United attacking midfielder Juan Mata is a January transfer target for Real Madrid, according to the Daily Express. The 29-year-old came...

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Mesut Ozil to Man Utd: Arsenal star wants Old Trafford switch

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Arsenal attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil wants to join Manchester United on a free transfer next summer, according to the Sunday Mirror. The Germany...

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Man Utd star announces he is giving 1% of his salary to charity

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Manchester United attacking midfielder Juan Mata has revealed that he will be donating 1% of his wages to charity from today. The Spain international...

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Video: Jesse Lingard stops his car for a kickabout with some kids

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Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard reduced a group of boys to hysterics by stopping his car for them and that was before he...

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Attacking midfielder buys property in Manchester, star set to seal Man Utd agreement

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Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is set to sign a contract extension at the club.

Daily Star are reporting that Juan Mata has 16 months left on his current contract but there is an option to extend that deal by a further year.

Manchester United plotting move to sign £65k-per-week midfielder next summer

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Manchester United are planning to sign Arsenal winger, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, in the summer transfer window. The England winger would cost in the region of £30m.

According to reports from the Mirror, Jose Mourinho, the United boss, wants to pursue a deal for the England midfielder.

Newcastle United

Newcastle In Very Late Move To Sign Attacking Midfielder

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The Sun is reporting this afternoon that Newcastle are interested in signing Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Valon Berisha. Leicester City are also said to be interested but that's it's Newcastle who are [...]

Newcastle Reported In Race To Sign Spanish Attacking Midfielder

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Wales Online are reporting that both Swansea City and Newcastle are in a race to sign Las Palmas attacking midfielder Jonathan Viera. This is the first time we seem to have been [...]

Newcastle Now Reported After 26 Year-Old Senegal Attacking Midfielder

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Newcastle United are reported to be interested in signing Senegalese midfielder Badou N'Diaye, who currently plays for Osmanlispor in the Turkish Super League according to Sky Sports. But from reports of [...]

Rafa Benitez Now After Surprise Spanish Midfielder Target

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There's a report in Sky Sports today that Newcastle are interested in signing Jota (full name Jose Ignacio Peleteiro Ramallo), who is a Spanish attacking midfielder who plays for Brentford in the [...]

Arsenal

VIDEO EXTRA – Reiss Nelson proves again he should be in Arsenal first team….

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Ever since Reiss Nelson came on for a cameo performance in Arsenal's first pre-season game in Sydney, he has been looking more and more impressive and confident with every passing appearance. Last night found the Gunners U23 side 2-1 down to Derby County when the attacking midfielder showed another flash of brilliance to put Arsenal [.

Barcelona’s Rafinha Alcantara offer to Arsenal

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Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, according to Sky Sports. The versatile attacking midfielder has been...

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The Rest

The Revs Need a Box-to-Box Midfielder

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The Revs need to do some off-season shopping and top of their list should be a steady presence in the midfield.

The New England Revolution have a good squad. In fact, they have a squad that shouldn't be missing the playoffs two years in a row. Adding three new central defenders in Claude Dielna, Benjamin Angoua, and Antonio Delamea, along with striker Krisztian Nemeth were good pieces, but the Revolution still have one major void left to be filled.

Hazard In Chelsea Squad For Leicester Trip

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Antonio Conte has confirmed that Eden Hazard is in theChelseasquad to face Leicester this weekend after recovering from an ankle fracture.

The attacking midfielder has not featured for the Blues since last season after picking up an injury while on international duty with Belgium.

After coming on as a substitute for his country this week, though, Conte has confirmed he is fit and ready to return for Chelsea.

La Liga attacking midfielder linked to Seattle Sounders

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Could the Sounders be adding a second player, or is this Plan B?

While most attention has been focused on Derlis Gonzalez, the Seattle Sounders have been linked to another attacking midfielder. Victor Rodriguez is a 28-year-old attacking midfielder who played last season with Sporting Gijon in La Liga.

Costa Rican international Elías Aguilar on trial with Philadelphia Union

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Attacking midfielder plays for CS Herediano in Costa Rica

Costa Rican international Elías Aguilar reportedly joined the Philadelphia Union earlier this week for a week-long trial.

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder plays for Club Sport Herediano in Costa Rica and has made a dozen appearances for his country, including an appearance off the bench in his country's first match of the 2015 Gold Cup.

Revolution vs. Rapids: 5 Takeaways From the Season Opener

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Antonio Delamea and Benjamin Angoua held their own, and four other quick hits following Saturday's loss.

Historically slow starters, the Revolution continued the trend with a 1-0 loss to the Rapids on Saturday night. What stood out during the match?

1. The Juan Agudelo as a number 10 experiment needs more time

Playing as an attacking midfielder behind Lee Nguyen and Kei Kamara, Agudelo struggled to involve himself in Saturday's match.

Moralez brings something "completely different" to NYCFC

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New York City FC supporters have been noisy on social media in the off-season, curious as to what prominent Designated Player the club would obtain to replace retired legend Frank Lampard.

While Maxi Moralez may not rank with Sami Khedira in name recognition, the 5-foot 3-inch attacking midfielder may be NYCFC's most essential acquisition since star forward David Villa.