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Manager confirms Manchester United’s €30m failed bid for CL attacker

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Manager confirms Manchester United's €30m failed bid for CL attacker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have long been linked with a move in signing Benfica star Nicolas Gaitan and it is now revealed they made a €30m bid for the attacker by Al Ahli manager Cosmin Olaroiu.

Manchester United ready to bid €60m for midfielder, Mendes involved, deal likely to go through

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Manchester United were linked with a move for Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches on January transfer deadline day. According to multiple reports, United made an offer in the region of€40m (€30m plus a€10m bonus) which was rejected by the Portuguese club.

Man Utd close to completing January deal for £60m star, officials in London

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Manchester United are close to signing the highly talented Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches.

The 18-year-old midfield sensation has a release clause of £60m but Manchester United are confident of signing him for around half of that fee.

LVG ready to save Man Utd season, club officials sent for winger

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Manchester United have sent a transfer delegation to Portugal to run the rule over Benfica winger Goncalo Guedes.

According to Portuguese newspaper A Bola (via Sportwitness), Manchester United officials attended Saturday's meeting between Benfica and Vitoria Guimarães.

Benfica midfielder could be set to join Man Utd, Neville comments on Old Trafford job

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Benfica midfielder could be set to join Man Utd, Neville comments on Old Trafford job - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United scouts were present on the stands in Benfica's 1-0 winagainstVitoria Guimaraes, with an intention to keep an eye on Goncalo Guedes, who is dubbed as "the new Ronaldo".

Man Utd want explosive Argentine winger in January, scouts sent

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Man Utd want explosive Argentine winger in January, scouts sent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has previously claimed that his side are in desperate need of a pacey winger and it seems Benfica's Nicolas Gaitan is a target.

Manchester United sent scouts to watch the Argentine winger in action and could a make formal offer in January.

Manchester United on transfer mission scouting £40m Arsenal target

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Manchester United on transfer mission scouting £40m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Arsenal scouts were present in the stands for Benfica's Champions League clash with Galatasaray on Tuesday night, according to reports.

Portugal Football expert Jan Hagen confirmed scouts from Manchester City and Barcelona were also present to keep an eye on several Benfica players like Talisca, Nico Gaitan and Goncalo Guedes.

Five Talking Points From Champions League Match Day 4

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Five Talking Points From Champions League Match Day 4 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City and Real Madrid qualified for the knock-out stages of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.

Madrid earned a narrow 1-0 victory over PSG, while City displayed one of their best performances in the Champions League, winning 3-1 in Andalusia against Sevilla.

Champions League Results: Scores, Top Scorers, Updated Table from UCL 2015 After Tuesday

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Champions League Results: Scores, Top Scorers, Updated Table from UCL 2015 After Tuesday - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It was yet another memorable night for the La Liga clubs, as Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla all opened their group stage accounts with full three points in the Champions League.

Champions League: Analysing Groups & Predictions for Matchday 1

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Champions League: Analysing Groups & Predictions for Matchday 1 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Champions League is back, and brings an extra euphoria and excitement with it. Manchester United is back after a year absence from European competitions, and the Red Devils are joined by Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City as the other three teams from England.

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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Champions League draw 2015/16: Manchester United handed dream group - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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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Mendes called in to speed up €30m Manchester United transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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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Fee Agreed: Mendes flying to England to finally settle €30m Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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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Manchester United's cash + player offer for long term target, verbal agreement done - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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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Manchester United agree €30m deal for Di Maria replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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 prepare €30m + player deal to sign long term target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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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Agent: Argentina star wants to join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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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Man United €30m transfer deal was almost done, club urges Mendes to sort out quickly - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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.

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Midfielder could involve in deadline day Chelsea transfer today

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Midfielder could involve in deadline day Chelsea transfer today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea completed the signings of Alexandre Pato and Matt Miazga last week and the Blues aren't likely to sign any more player before the window slums shut on Monday night.

However, there could be few players moving out of Chelsea in the next few hours, preferably on loan.

Liverpool International Break Review: Can Makes Germany Debut, Benteke Criticised

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Liverpool's stars had low-key international outings and they are due to be back in familiar surroundings as they face off against Manchester United in a crucial league encounter at the weekend.

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.

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Sporting Update

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After their embarrassing 2-2 draw to cellar-dwelling Tondela, Sporting which took the time to loan B team center back Sambinha to the Revolution last week were looking to forget that result, one which saw their lead over Benfica get cut down to two points for the league title. But what awaited the Leoes was a mixed bag of good and bad.

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.

Adel Taarabt

Adel Taarabt Bungles Pathetic, Half-Arsed Penalty As Benfica Reserves Soundly Beaten By Porto (Video)

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Adel Taarabt is going great guns at Benfica at the moment, by which of course we mean he's currently plodding aroundlike a lobotomised heifer in the B team.

A mere matter of days after we saw him deliver the shoddiest corner kick in living memory, our Adel attempted to rectify the situation by converting a penalty against Porto's second string yesterday a game Benfica went on to lose 3-0 at home.

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.

Red Bull Arena

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.

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Rangers Sign Benfica B Midfielder

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Sporting Kansas City's USL team, the Swope Park Rangers continues to make some impressive moves ahead of their first season in the USL in 2016. Today the club announced the signing of Kevin Oliveira from Benfica B. The 19 year old native of Cape Verde has been with the club since he was 14 he worked his way up through the club until going on loan to second division side SC Covilha.

AT MADRID TARGETS GAITAN BENFICA PLAYER

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SL Benfica 2015/16 Home and Away Kits

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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 [.

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 [.

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

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