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Hazard: Manchester United’s €190m target is a ‘great player’

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Eden Hazard has not only established himself into a key Chelsea player but according to his manager, Jose Mourinho, he is up there with the best players around.

The Belgium international is the creative heart-beat of the Chelsea side.

Champions League draw 2015/16: Manchester United handed dream group

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The UEFA Champions League draw has been completed in Monaco this evening.

UEFA Champions League 2015/16 Group Stages

Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea will be happy with a relatively easy group.

Mendes called in to speed up €30m Manchester United transfer move

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Portugal newspaper O Jogo (newspaper version) has another update today on Argentina winger Nicolas Gaitan and the transfer mess going on around him.

The 27-year-old versatile forward has been called up to the Argentina squad for the upcoming friendlies, but it's his transfer move away from Benfica that remains a major headache for his agent, Jorge Mendes.

Angel Di Maria, El Shaarawy and the Top 10 Most Notable Ligue 1 Transfers Of The Summer So Far

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Fee Agreed: Mendes flying to England to finally settle €30m Manchester United transfer

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For reasons unknown, Portugal press are convinced that Manchester United will sign Nicolas Gaitan in the summer. If you scan through the Portuguese newspapers, you won't find the name Pedro Rodriguez appearing anywhere in any Manchester United related transfer article.

Manchester United’s cash + player offer for long term target, verbal agreement done

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Benfica's Nicolas Gaitan should get at least one award, from anywhere, for being the protagonist of the greatest transfer saga ever created in the history of football. Never before a transfer saga ran for four years.

Manchester United agree €30m deal for Di Maria replacement

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According to Portuguese newspaper, O Jogo, Manchester United have agreed a€30m deal to sign Benfica winger, Nicolas Gaitan.

Recent reports suggest that Di Maria is all set to leave United this summer and could be unveiled as a PSG player soon.

Manchester United prepare €30m + player deal to sign long term target

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Manchester United have re-started negotiations with Portugal club Benfica over the signing of their highly rated winger, Nicolas Gaitan.

The Argentine winger, capable of playing in all three positions up front, has been on United's radar for quite sometime now.

Manchester United offer lucrative deal, in pole position to sign Argentine star

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Portugal newspapers A Bola and O Jogo have covered separate articles on the ongoing Nicolas Gaitan transfer saga on Saturday.

A Bola insist that Manchester United are still in pole position to sign Gaitan.

Agent: Argentina star wants to join Manchester United

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For the best part of last month and earlier this month, Portugal press were absolutely convinced that Benfica forward Nicolas Gaitan will move to Manchester United in the summer. Nothing new in it, as Gaitan has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for years and the rumours have turned into a joke now.

Man United €30m transfer deal was almost done, club urges Mendes to sort out quickly

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After weeks of constant speculation, done deal or agreement reached type stories being published in the media, it seems like the transfer saga of Nicolas Gaitan has somehow cooled down.

Done Deal? Manchester United reach agreement for €30m Chelsea target

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According to the latest reports, Manchester United have reached an agreement with Benfica for versatile winger Nicolas Gaitan. Last month Portugal newspaper A Bola had covered the report (fees quoted €30m), but this time, reputed Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has given an update on the story.

Chelsea target considering offers amid Manchester United done deal reports

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Portugal newspaper O Jogo is absolutely convinced that Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan will leave the club in the summer.

Over the past one month or so Portugal press have been covering reports extensively on Gaitan's future.

Man United Expected To Announce Nicolas Gaitan Signing Next Week

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We heard rumors for the last two seasons linking Manchester United with Benfica player Nicolas Gaitan. Well it looks like this transfer rumor is about to come true as Portuguese journalist Goncalo Lopes says that United have finally landed the winger.

The 27-year-old Gaitan has become a creative machine at Benfica over the past few years and offers superb threat down the left wing, and will improve Manchester United's attack considerably.

Manchester United agree £21 million deal for Benfica’s Nicolas Gaitan, says report

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Manchester United have agreed a £21 million deal for Benfica midfielder Nicolas Gaitan, according to a report from the Portuguese newspaper A Bola.

The 27-year-old had been linked with a move to Chelsea, but it appears Manchester United have beaten the Premier League champions to the Argentine's signature.

Manchester United agree £21 million deal for Benfica’s Nicolas Gaitan, says report

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Manchester United have agreed a £21 million deal for Benfica midfielder Nicolas Gaitan, according to a report from the Portuguese newspaper A Bola.

The 27-year-old had been linked with a move to Chelsea, but it appears Manchester United have beaten the Premier League champions to the Argentine's signature.

Manchester United agree €30m deal to sign Argentine winger

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Portuguese newspaper, A Bola have claimed this morning that Manchester are extremely close to landing Benfica winger, Nicolas Gaitan.

The paper claims that Manchester United have been in talks with the Portuguese outfit and have reached an agreement.

Liverpool and Manchester United in talks to sign €35m Argentine winger

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There have been quite some confusing reports on Benfica star Nicolas Gaitan's impending summer transfer. The Mirror reported on Saturday that the Argentine winger who has a €35m release clause is set to join Manchester United.

Chelsea boosted, Club president in London to seal deal for €35m Manchester United target

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Portugal press are almost certain that Benfica winger Nico Gaitan will leave the club in the summer. The Argentine winger has enjoyed a great campaign with the Eagles, where he collected his second league title with Benfica, but he is looking for a move elsewhere next season.

Chelsea’s €35m target closely followed by Manchester United

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Nicolas Gaitan celebrated his second league title with Benfica last week, but doubts remain whether he will be at the club next season.

Benfica, like other Portuguese clubs, rely on selling players at a high price, to sustain their economy.

Chelsea plot shock move for €35m long term Man Utd target

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Chelsea are plotting a shock move for Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan, according to reports in Portugal.

The 27-year-old winger has been a consistent performer for Benfica since joining the club in 2010.

Portuguese Liga

SL Benfica 2015/16 Home and Away Kits

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Portugal's most successful club teamSport Lisboa e Benfica released their home and away kits for [...]

Sporting Update

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What a crazy week it has been.

Days after Sporting Lisbon won the Portuguese Cup in dramatic fashion, the club would experience even more drama. Cup-winning manager Marco Silva, withthree years left on his current deal, was replaced by Jorge Jesus, who managed cross-city rivals Benfica since 2009, and led them to the last two Liga titles.

Gaitan transfer: Chelsea defender to be used as makeweight?

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According to a Brazilian news source, Benfica are set to make an offer for Chelsea right back, Wallace.

Wallace joined the Blues in 2013 from Fluminense, but has spent the last few years on loan at Inter Milan and Vitesse.

Liverpool set to complete £40m deal for Sterling replacement?

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According to Portuguese newspaper, O Jogo, Liverpool are set to complete the signing of Argentine winger, Eduardo Salvio.

The Portuguese paper claim that the Reds have been tracking Salvio's progress this season and are keen to reunite the Benfica winger with his former teammate, Lazar Markovic.

Major League Soccer

Benfica vs. New York Red Bulls: Adventures on the road with the International Champions Cup

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Harrison, New Jersey played host to yet another International Champions Cup match last night, as New York Red Bulls took on SL Benfica at Red Bull Arena. I'd seen Red Bulls defeat Chelsea 4-2 in the most recent match there, and watched Benfica lose to ACF Fiorentina on penalty kicks in East Hartford Friday night.

Benfica vs. New York Red Bulls: Adventures on the road with the International Champions Cup

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Harrison, New Jersey played host to yet another International Champions Cup match last night, as New York Red Bulls took on SL Benfica at Red Bull Arena. I'd seen Red Bulls defeat Chelsea 4-2 in the most recent match there, and watched Benfica lose to ACF Fiorentina on penalty kicks in East Hartford Friday night.

International Champions Cup

Benfica vs. Fiorentina: Adventures on the road with the International Champions Cup

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After covering the International Champions Cup matches at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, I made the three hour trek north to Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. Not usually a fan of driving on Friday afternoons, especially from a major transit area like New York and New Jersey, I was unsurprised to find that my GPS showed a good amount of traffic between me and my destination.

Benfica vs. Fiorentina: Adventures on the road with the International Champions Cup

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After covering the International Champions Cup matches at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, I made the three hour trek north to Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. Not usually a fan of driving on Friday afternoons, especially from a major transit area like New York and New Jersey, I was unsurprised to find that my GPS showed a good amount of traffic between me and my destination.

Benfica Falls to Fiorentina on PKs in Hartford

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Portuguese Liga champion Benfica played in front of a sea of red during Friday's International Champions Cup clash at Rentschler Field, but were unable to reward their supporters with a win after falling 0-0 (5-4 on penalties) to Serie A side Fiorentina in East Hartford, Ct.

A crowd of 15,791 witnessed the scoreless match go to penalties, where Fiorentina backup keeper Luca Lezzerini denied Benfica's final penalty try, which came from the right foot of reserve Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez.

SL Benfica replaces Porto in 2015 International Champions Cup

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In a surprise announcement, International Champions Cup event organizers have announced that SL Benfica will replace Porto in this summer's tournament, which will be played in stadiums across North America.

As a result, it means thatBenfica will play Paris Saint-Germain F.C. in Toronto at BMO Field, ACF Fiorentina in East Hartford, CT at Rentschler Field, New York Red Bulls in Harrison, NJ at Red Bull Arena and Club América on July 28 at a venue to be announced.

SL Benfica replaces Porto in 2015 International Champions Cup

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In a surprise announcement, International Champions Cup event organizers have announced that SL Benfica will replace Porto in this summer's tournament, which will be played in stadiums across North America.

As a result, it means thatBenfica will play Paris Saint-Germain F.C. in Toronto at BMO Field, ACF Fiorentina in East Hartford, CT at Rentschler Field, New York Red Bulls in Harrison, NJ at Red Bull Arena and Club América on July 28 at a venue to be announced.

Arsenal

Should Arsenal given Joel Campbell a better chance to shine?

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Young Joel Campbell joined Arsenal as a talented 16 year-old with great promise shown with the Costa Rica national side. In the five years since then he has played 40 times for his country, but only had a paltry 4 appearances for the Gunners. Perhaps things would have been different if Campbell had been granted [.

Winger’s dad hints about possible next club, Arsenal transfer highly likely

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After enduring a frustrating campaign last season, both at Arsenal and later at Villarreal (on loan), it seems like Joel Campbell's future is almost over at the London club.

The Costa Rica winger/ forward joined Arsenal in 2011 but he has only managed four league appearances so far, spending time mainly on loan with various clubs like Real Betis, Olympiacos and Villarreal.

Arsenal Winning Streak: The Gunners Compared Across Europe

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The base formula for winning a Premier League title isn't too complicated. Win games. Win as many as possible, more than your rivals, and with the points cascading in, soar into first place.

Champions elect Chelsea, sitting pretty at the top of the league, have 24 wins from 34 games.

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Sporting CP Update

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With the summer break officially over, Portuguese clubs returned to action this weekend, and Sporting club Portugal were looking to start the new campaign off on the right foot. Sporting, winners of the 2015 Portuguese Cup, squared off against their bitter and city rivals Benfica, defending national champions, in the annual Portuguese Super Cup.

George Best: The Boy from Belfast.

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Benfica, Porto And Roma In Battle With Newcastle For Striker

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It seems that Newcastle are certainty not the first choice of Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic although hopes were raise yesterday after noon when his agent had said that Aleksandar would be signing for Newcastle, but since then it looks like other clubs are still interested in the striker and they can offer him Champions [.

Portugal U21s – UEFA Under-21 European Championship 2015 Preview and Team Analysis

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Three Cheers For His Agent! QPR Wastrel Adel Taarabt Completes Benfica Move (Photo)

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After sixyears six bloody years! on the booksat QPR, Adel Taarabt has today sealed a move to Portuguese champions Benfica.

Indeed, Taarabt's five-year QPR contract expired today and as such, Benfica were able to formally announce the Moroccan's arrival inside what appears to be a blanket fort.