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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.

Payet helps Euro hosts France past Cameroon

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Nantes (France) (AFP) West Ham's Dimitri Payet scored a last-gasp wonder free-kick to help Euro 2016 hosts France snatch a dramatic 3-2 victory over Cameroon on Monday.

The attacking midfielder stepped up on the stroke of regulation time to curl a magnificent free-kick past Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa.

Payet helps Euro hosts France past Cameroon

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Nantes (France) (AFP) West Ham's Dimitri Payet scored a last-gasp wonder free-kick to help Euro 2016 hosts France snatch a dramatic 3-2 victory over Cameroon on Monday.

The attacking midfielder stepped up on the stroke of regulation time to curl a magnificent free-kick past Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa.

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 [...]

Newcastle Want To Sign England U21 Midfielder

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The Sun is reporting today that Newcastle are keen on Spurs' 23-year-old Alex Pritchard who can play on the win or as an attacking midfielder. Spurs are willing to sell their 9 times capped England U21 midfielder and the fee being reported is around £8M Alex Pritchard England U21 International midfielder Pritchard began his [.

Transfer News and Gossip

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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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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Bundesliga star says Chelsea want him, he hopes to sign for them this summer

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Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Hakan Çalhanoğlu says that God willing he will be a Chelsea player next season. The Turkey international says...

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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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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.

Wenger impressed with highly talented attacking midfielder; Arsenal preparing bumper financial offer

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Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi is set to be offered a bumper new contract at the club.

The Nigerian attacker has impressed the Arsenal hierarchy and Wenger with his performances over the last few months.

Iwobi has been a regular member of the first-team this season and signed a new deal with the club in April 2016.

Arsenal’s 5 star Ozil gets MOTM for stunning Euro 2016 display

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It may well have felt like Deja Vu to the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil at Euro 2016 yesterday, because despite the attacking midfielder producing an awesome and bewildering display of passing and creative football that had Northern Ireland chasing shadows in France, his national side Germany could only manage to win by [.

Manchester United

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.

Major League Soccer

Sevilla midfielder still in play for Sounders

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Seattle convinced Hiroshi Kiyotake's agent that MLS is the right move, according to MLSItalia.com.

Despite indications from Seattle Sounders President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey that his club would wait for final word on Clint Dempsey's health before signing a Designated Player, that doesn't mean they've entirely stopped looking.

D.C. United season review: Rob Vincent

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From the end of the bench to a consistent starter, Rob Vincent's first season in MLS ended on a high note

Rob Vincent was this year's player that D.C. United signed from USL, with the team paying a transfer fee to secure his services from the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. He served as an attacking midfielder in USL, scoring 18 goals primarily from the left wing.

Sporting Still Chasing Rossi, but Other MLS Teams are Interested

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Things have been fairly quiet on the Sporting KC front since their season ended on the road in Seattle. The team has basically turned their focus towards 2017, but there's been very little news on where they are with Benny Feilhaber (although there's been no news about him going elsewhere either) or with adding new players (although that's really not going to come until the MLS Cup playoffs end).

The Rest

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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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.

White Smoke? Blanco Reportedly Coming to Portland

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The Portland Timbers may have their man.

Multiple outlets in Argentina, led by Cesar Luis Merlo of TyC Sports, are reporting that the Timbers have acquired Argentine midfielder from San Lorenzo de Almagro Sebastian Blanco for $5 million.

Sebastián Blanco se irá al Portland de la MLS.

D.C. United officially signs Luciano Acosta from Boca Juniors

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United's most creative attacker in years in here to stay.

The biggest priority on D.C. United's offseason checklist has been completed. The team has announced that they have completed the transfer of attacking midfielder Luciano Acosta, paying an undisclosed (but large) fee to Boca Juniors to secure his services for 2017 and beyond.