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De Bruyne signs Manchester City extension

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London (AFP) – Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has signed a contract extension with Manchester City keeping him at the club until 2023, the Premier League leaders said on Monday.

The 26-year-old attacking midfielder has been one of the stars of the season so far with City manager Pep Guardiola even describing him as “one of the best players” he’s ever seen.

De Bruyne signs Manchester City extension

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London (AFP) – Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has signed a contract extension with Manchester City keeping him at the club until 2023, the Premier League leaders said on Monday.

The 26-year-old attacking midfielder has been one of the stars of the season so far with City manager Pep Guardiola even describing him as “one of the best players” he’s ever seen.

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.

Transfer News and Gossip

Man Utd ready to sell Henrikh Mkhitaryan back to Borussia Dortmund

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Manchester United are ready to let attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan rejoin former club Borussia Dortmund if a fee can be agreed, according to...

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Fred: Man Utd and Arsenal battling for £30m-rated Brazilian

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Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Fred is a transfer target for Manchester United and Arsenal, according to the Daily Star Sunday. Jose Mourinho...

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Tottenham keen on West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini

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West Ham United attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini is a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur, according to ESPN. Sources closes to both clubs have...

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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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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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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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Arsenal and Liverpool going head-to-head over yet another star attacking midfielder

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It would appear that Arsenal and Liverpool are once again after another foreign star midfielder. Three years ago Arsenal snatched Alexis Sanchez from the Reds after Arsene Wenger persuaded him to move to London instead of Merseyside, and last summer both clubs were fighting over Thomas Lemar, a competition that is expected to continue either [.

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 [.

Manchester United

Chelsea eye shock move for Premier League attacking midfielder next month.

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Antonio Conte and the Chelsea board are eyeing a shock move in next months transfer window for Crystal Palace's exciting attacking midfielder Wilfried Zaha.

It's important to remember that there will be plenty of stories being leaked ahead of and during the transfer window next month with the majority pure speculation with no real substance.

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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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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Tottenham’s Dele Alli now shares an agent with Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo

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Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Dele Alli has confirmed he has joined the CAA Sports agency. CAA is in partnership with Jorge Mendes'...

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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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Chelsea

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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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.

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 [...]

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Reports: D.C. United to sign Yamil Asad on loan

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ESPNFC says deals with Atlanta United and Velez Sarsfield are in place to bring the 23 year old Argentine to the District

In a surprising move, D.C. United has apparently completed negotiations with both Atlanta United and Argentine club Velez Sarsfield to acquire attacking midfielder Yamil Asad on loan for the 2018 season.

Some Soccer News for Feb 1, 2018

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It's Day 32 of 2018.


Rumor has it that Minnesota United director Manny Lagos is in Colombia to negotiate with Deportivo Cali for attacking midfielder Nicolas Benedetti. By Jeff Rueter for ESPNFC.

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Near the end of the article there is info on NEW subpoenas being issued by the US Justice Department pertaining to more FIFA inquiries.

S2 Player Recaps: The Loanees

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A look at the players signed to the First Team who saw time with S2 this season.

Time for part two of this thing. Feel free to check out part one again. This installment of the S2 player recaps will cover the players who were/are on a First team contract who also saw time with S2. There is not a ton more to say so let's get to the players.

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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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.

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.