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PHOTO: Costa wearing the Bayern Munich shirt

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Chelsea target Douglas Costa has snubbed a move to Stamford Bridge in favour of Bayern Munich. The Bundelsiga winners confirmed the news on their official Twitter account, stating that the Brazilian had signed a five-year deal to join from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Chelsea ‘will have to pay £13m’ for Bundesliga defender – Agent

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According to the player's agent, Chelsea will have to pay£13m to land the Augsburg full back, Abdul Rahman Baba.

The 20 year old Ghana international is considered as one of the best young full backs in Europe and Chelsea are keen to strike a deal.

Striker tells Bild – “I have the qualities to play for Arsenal”

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Striker tells Bild "I have the qualities to play for Arsenal" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In football, things can change very quickly. One moment, you can be a world cup winner, the next moment you could be wandering elsewhere searching for first team places. Take Lukas Podolski for an example.

Wolfsburg tell Bas Dost to snub offer from Newcastle United

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Newcastle target Bas Dost has been urged to stay where he is by Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking.

The 26-year-old Holland international has been linked with a summer switch to St James' Park as new head coach Steve McClaren attempts to rebuild a squad which ended last season battling relegation.

Wolfsburg tell Bas Dost to snub offer from Newcastle United

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Newcastle target Bas Dost has been urged to stay where he is by Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking.

The 26-year-old Holland international has been linked with a summer switch to St James' Park as new head coach Steve McClaren attempts to rebuild a squad which ended last season battling relegation.

Bundesliga Raid! Tottenham launch £7.5m move for Liverpool target

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According to BILD, Spurs have made a 7.5 million pound offer for Stuttgart attacker, Timo Werner.

Pochettino is keen to reinforce his attacking options and the former Southampton manager has identified Werner as a perfect partner for the outstanding Harry Kane.

Transfers & Rumours

Transfer Balls: Man City Miss Out On Pogba And De Bruyne, Benteke Desperate For Liverpool Move, Chelsea Bid £8m For Begovic

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Citizens Miss Out On Pogba And De Bruyne

Manchester City look set to miss out on both Paul Pogba and Kevin De Bruyne, according to the Mirror.

‘We Will Not Tolerate It’ – FSV Mainz To Offload Gonzalo Jara Over ‘Disgusting’ Copa America Oil Check Antics

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Not only is he currently being probedby CONMEBOL but it also looks like Gonzalo Jara is on the verge of finding himself out of a job on the domestic front too.

The defendercaused uproar during Chile's recent Copa America win over Uuruguay when he gave Edinson Cavani a complimentary, though very much unsolicited oil-check with an hour of the match gone.

Transfer Balls: Aguero Staying With Man City, Witsel Headed For Chelsea, Illarramendi Set For Liverpool

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Aguero Staying With Citizens

The Mirror tells us that Argentine goal-getter Sergio Aguero is staying put at the Etihad, despite interest from La Liga behemoths Real Madrid.

Jurgen Klopp Scuttles Liverpool Dreams By Announcing He’s On Managerial Break ‘Until Further Notice’

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Gone fishin'

One in the eye for quixotic Liverpool fans this afternoon with the news that the object of their wildest fantastical managerial desire, Jurgen Klopp, has announced he will be stepping away from football for the foreseeable future.

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Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04 Rivalry

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The Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 rivalry is known as the Revierderby, translated the "territory," or the Ruhr derby. The Ruhr reference is associated with the region of Germany in which both teams are located, which is North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

The two football clubs first met on 3 May 1925.

Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund Rivalry

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The football rivalry between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga is relatively new. Although some media folks have dubbed it "Der Klassiker, " it does not have the long history that defines so many other football rivalries. However, that does not make it any less real or intense.

2015-16 Bundesliga schedule released

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The full 2015-16 Bundesliga schedule was released earlier today, with title holders Bayern Munich getting the season started off against Hamburg in the first matchup of the campaign on August 14th.

While the German champions will certainly be heavy favorites, there have been some interesting final scores in recent games versus "The Red Shorts.

2015-16 Bundesliga schedule released

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The full 2015-16 Bundesliga schedule was released earlier today, with title holders Bayern Munich getting the season started off against Hamburg in the first matchup of the campaign on August 14th.

While the German champions will certainly be heavy favorites, there have been some interesting final scores in recent games versus "The Red Shorts.

Clubs issues ‘hands off’ warning over £28m Arsenal target

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Borussia Dortmund general manager, Michael Zorc has issued a 'hands off' warning over striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabon International has been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer with Arsenal interested.

25 goals this season! £28.7m Bundesliga forward perfect for Arsenal

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According to The Telegraph, Arsenal are set to offer£28.7m for Borussia Dortmund striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabon international has been linked with moves away from Germany this summer and it appears that Arsene Wenger is keen to make it happen.

Arsenal preparing €40m bid for Chelsea target

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Arsenal are closing in on signing Petr Cech from Chelsea. The Czech goal keeper, who spent nearly a decade at Chelsea, will be a massive signing for the Gunners.Jose Mourinho was initially reluctant to sell hisstar player to a rival club, but Chelsea allowed Cech to fulfil his desire to stay in London, as a tribute to his immense contribution for the West London club.

Barcelona focused on signing Paul Pogba after ending talks with Ilkay Gundogan

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Barcelona have ended negotiations with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and have re-focused their attention on signing Paul Pogba from Juventus.

Prior to the UEFA Champions League final, Barcelona werereportedly close to reaching an agreement for Gundogan, but negotiations fell through at the last minute.

Barcelona focused on signing Paul Pogba after ending talks with Ilkay Gundogan

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Barcelona have ended negotiations with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and have re-focused their attention on signing Paul Pogba from Juventus.

Prior to the UEFA Champions League final, Barcelona werereportedly close to reaching an agreement for Gundogan, but negotiations fell through at the last minute.

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Bayern Munich

Mario Gotze Goes Above And Beyond After Being Blamed By Angry FIFA 15 Fan For Destroyed Playstation Controller (Photo)

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We've all been there, suffering at the hands of an interminable video game. The rage. The despair. The absolute f**king bullshit on toast.

That was the exact gamut of emotions experienced by FIFA 15 fan Mario Thiessen, who recently descended into a fit of blind fury after botching a dramatic 90th-minute penalty while playing as Bayern Munich.

Mario Gotze And Rafael Van Der Vaart Voted Biggest Bundesliga Flops By Jury Of Fellow Players

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"Come on buddy, we're obviously not wanted here"

Last Julyhe was busy winning World Cups with his outstretched little leggy-poos, but skip forward 12months and Mario Gotze has been voted as one of the Bundesliga's biggest flops of the season by a jury of his peers.

Manchester United

German midfielder tempted to make Manchester United move

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French newspaper L'Equipe published a sensational report yesterday that created a bit of stir among the Manchester United fans.

According to L'Equipe, French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is one step closer to joining Manchester United in the summer.

Liverpool Transfer: £29m Bundesliga star can be a massive hit

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Liverpool completed the£29m signing of Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim earlier this week. The 23 year old Brazilian is set to undergo his medical after Copa America and finalise his move to Merseyside.

Transfer Balls: Di Maria Destined For Bayern (Or Barcelona), Newcastle Thwarted Over Thauvin, Arsenal Miss Out On Martinez

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Di Maria Destined For Bayern

With Manchester United eager to secure the services of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Bayern Munich are apparently now keen to add Angel Di Maria to any deal between the two clubs.

Transfer Balls: Arsenal In For Aubameyang, Liverpool Follow Up On Firmino, Man Utd Set For £150m Quadruple Splurge

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Arsenal In For Aubameyang

According to the Star, Arsenal are readying a big-money move for Borussia Dortmund attackerPierre-Emerick Aubameyang .

Transfer Balls: Man City Meet £50m Asking Price For Sterling, Man Utd Sweet For Schweinsteiger, Chelsea Going For A(lex) Song

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CitizensToSeal Sterling Deal

Manchester City's campaign to lure Raheem Sterling to the Etihad is set to go up a notchaccording to the Express, with the Citizens readying a new £50million bid for the attacker.

Deal close: Manchester United set to sign €25m midfielder

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Manchester United are closing in on their second major signing of the summer, it seems. According to Tutto Mercato Web, the Red Devils are set to beat Liverpool to the signing of Brazilian attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.

World-class Manchester United target set for summer transfer?

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Manchester United may have the chance to land one of the best midfielders in the world this summer in Bastian Schweinsteiger. According to one of the most reliable German tabloids Bild, themost-capped player in the country's history, Lothar Matthaus has advised the Bayern Munich star to move if any top club comes calling for him.

Manchester United desperate to sign top-class defender, target World Cup-winner

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Louis van Gaal is leaving no stone unturned in trying to shore up Manchester United's defence next season. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng is on the radar of the Red Devils.

Manchester United’s €30m target will join Premier League this summer, agent confirms

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Hoffenheim sensation Roberto Firmino is bound for the Premier League, his agent has confirmed. The attacking midfielder has been linked with a move to Manchester United for a while now, and these comments fuel further speculation that he will be plying his trade at Old Trafford next season.

Transfer Balls: Chelsea Fixed On Falcao, Man Utd Splurge £30million On Felipe Anderson, Everton Pick Up Podolski

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Chelsea Fix On Falcao

A rumour which has been rumbling on for a quite a while, Falcao's move to Chelsea looks to be actually happening.

Transfer Balls: Man City Set For Pogba/Sterling/De Bruyne Triple Splurge, Casillas Heading To Arsenal, Sadio The Main Mané For Bayern Munich

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Citizens Set For Triple Splurge On Sterling/Pogba/De Bruyne

Manchester City are set for a massive spending spree, according to the Mail.

2015 European Player Rankings: Top 25 Wingers

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2015 European Player Rankings: Top 25 Wingers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This is the first in a series of European player rankings that will cover each position on the pitch. Each player is assigned to a position based on their natural propensity and where they were deployed this past season, with more weight given to the latter.

The 30 Most Valuable Players In Europe

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A new report by the Football Observatory ranks the top 30 players in Europe based on transfer value.

Footballers with the highest transfer values generally play in competitive teams, are active full internationals, play in attacking positions, have long-term contracts and are under 27 years of age.

Transfer Balls: Man City Desire De Bruyne, Man Utd Fancy Felipe Anderson, Tottenham Ready For Martial Law

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Citizens Want To Talk About Kevin

The Mirror links former Chelsea schemer Kevin De Bruyne with a move back to the Premier League this summer.

Premier League TV Payouts Show Why Financial Fair Play Failed

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The Premier League has released the payouts that clubs received from the leagues new TV deals, and the size of the payouts make it clear that Financial Fair Play in Europe is doomed to fail.

Chelsea's Premier League title success earned them £9 9 million in total prize money according to official figures, the most ever earned by a single club in one season from central funds.

Transfer Balls: Man Utd Launch £110million Bid For Bale & Varane, Man City Get Isco Fever, Higuain Headed For Chelsea

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Red Devils Chase Bale And Varane

In quite of sizeable transfer tale here, the Express tells us that Manchester United have had a whopping £110million bid for Gareth Bale and Raphael Varane turned down by Real Madrid.

Transfer Balls: Liverpool Move For Milner, Real Reel In Raheem, Costa Quitting Chelsea

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Milner Moves To Merseyside

Linked with Arsenal in recent weeks, James Milner now looks set for a move to Anfield, according to the Guardian (and every other outlet).

The Rest

Hamburg’s Pierre-Michel Lassoga Receives Crucial Buttock Massage During Bundesliga Play-Off (Video)

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They were hanging over the precipice at one point but Hamburg just about managed to preserve their record of being the only team never to have been relegated from the Bundesligaby ousting Karlsruhe in the second leg of the promotion/relegation play-off last night.