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Five midfielders Premier League clubs should consider buying this summer

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With the Premier league season nearing its climax, transfer talk has been dominating the headlines in the recent weeks. Considering their knack of attracting the most popular footballing talents across the globe, Premier League clubs are set to splash the cash once again.

Chelsea v Manchester United, Depay, Lacazette and more this weekend

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Chelsea vs Manchester United

Chelsea against Manchester United remains one of the most coveted fixtures in world football, with both sides challenging each other for the title consistently over the last decade.

Soccer TV: Reading vs Arsenal and Aston Villa vs Liverpool

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It's the FA Cup on the weekend soccer TV schedule with Reading playing Arsenal on Saturday and Aston Villa against Liverpool on Sunday. Read More

Jurgen Klopp is the perfect candidate to push Manchester City towards a new era

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There was an understandably uncomfortable angst in Jurgen Klopp's voice as he announcedthat this season would be his last as Borussia Dortmund manager.

After all, this is a man who had fashioned a sentimental affinity with all associated with BVB, setting in motion a seven-year tenure rife with extraordinary thrills.

Jurgen Klopp is the perfect candidate to push Manchester City towards a new era

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There was an understandably uncomfortable angst in Jurgen Klopp's voice as he announcedthat this season would be his last as Borussia Dortmund manager.

After all, this is a man who had fashioned a sentimental affinity with all associated with BVB, setting in motion a seven-year tenure rife with extraordinary thrills.

Soccer News: Dos-A-Cero all over again

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The USMNT picks up another 2-0 win at the expense of Mexico and Bundesliga coaches opting for the Premier League in the soccer news. Read More

Jurgen Klopp to leave Borussia Dortmund at end of this season

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Borussia Dortmund have confirmed their manager Jurgen Klopp will leave the club at the end of this season after seven years of service.

The Bundesliga outfit have endured a poor run in all competitions and their form in the league have been a matter of worry.

Aston Villa upset Spurs

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Aston Villa pick up six points in a strong week of play that saw them beat QPR and Spurs as we roundup the results for USMNT players. Read More

Real Madrid eyeing Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno, with De Gea transfer unlikely

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Real Madrid have turned their attentions to Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno since the club believesits chances of prying David de Gea away from Manchester United are increasingly unlikely.

De Gea has yet to sign a contract extension with United,withhis current deal set to expire next summer.

Real Madrid eyeing Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno, with De Gea transfer unlikely

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Real Madrid have turned their attentions to Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno since the club believesits chances of prying David de Gea away from Manchester United are increasingly unlikely.

De Gea has yet to sign a contract extension with United,withhis current deal set to expire next summer.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

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We're edging ever closer to a thrilling climax in a host of European leagues, with titles, spots in Europe and survival all to play for in the remaining weeks on the calendar.

The Premier League is set for a typically intriguing finale. Two games catch the eye in England this weekend, one of which is the arguably the biggest local derby match in the country.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

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We're edging ever closer to a thrilling climax in a host of European leagues, with titles, spots in Europe and survival all to play for in the remaining weeks on the calendar.

The Premier League is set for a typically intriguing finale. Two games catch the eye in England this weekend, one of which is the arguably the biggest local derby match in the country.

Mats Hummels at the best age for England move, says Franz Beckenbauer

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Franz Beckenbauer believes Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels is at the "best age" for a move to England.

In 1977, after playing forBayern Munich, Beckenbauersurprised the world when he accepted a lucrative contract to play in the North American Soccer League with the New York Cosmos.

Champions League

Bayern Munich’s Iconic Double-Double-Barrelled Club Doctor Quits After ‘Being Blamed For Porto Defeat’

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Bayern Munich's long-serving club doctor,Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, has tendered his resignation at the club after 38 years on the staff after claiming he had been blamed for Wednesday night's Champions League defeat against Porto.

Jurgen Klopp set to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season, says report

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Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has asked to leave the club, according to the German publicationBILD.

BVB have scheduled a press conference for this morning where it is believed the news will be officially released.

Klopp's current contract runs until 2018, but the 47-year-old has reportedly told Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke he wants to leave at the conclusion of the season.

Napoli

Wolfsburg hoping attacking qualities continue to overshadow their defensive shortcomings

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VfL Wolfsburg are averaging more than two goals a game in the 2014-15 Europa League. The Bundesligaclub hasbeen one of the more attractive teams going forward in the competition this season.

However, for all their attacking qualities, Wolfsburg's lack of defensive structure has made fans of the German side nervous at numerous points during theclub's Europeancampaign.

Wolfsburg hoping attacking qualities continue to overshadow their defensive shortcomings

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VfL Wolfsburg are averaging more than two goals a game in the 2014-15 Europa League. The Bundesligaclub hasbeen one of the more attractive teams going forward in the competition this season.

However, for all their attacking qualities, Wolfsburg's lack of defensive structure has made fans of the German side nervous at numerous points during theclub's Europeancampaign.

Managers

Klopp Watch: Jurgen Klopp Linked To Man City And Arsenal But Liverpool Are The Best Fit

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Jurgen Klopp is heading out of Borrussia Dortmund. But where to next for the affable German?

The Daily Express says Manchester City is Klopp'smost likely destination. Why City, who have moved towards the Spanish model in recent seasons with the appointment of former Barcelona executives Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain (secured in the hope of luring Pep Guardiola to the Etihad), would opt for the man who made Dortmund masters ofhigh-octane gegenpressing is not explained.

English Journalist Bravely Attempts To Live-Blog Jurgen Klopp Press Conference Despite Not Knowing Single Word Of German

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By Chris Wright

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Unfortunately for him, Telegraph journalist Ben Bloom was despatched tolive-blogback from Jurgen Klopp's farewellpress conference.

The issues arose when, in his very first missive Bloom revealed that A) he wasn't expecting the presser to be conducted entirely in German and, B) he wasn't familiar witha single word of German beyond "Ja", "Nein" and "Fantastich".

Jurgen Klopp Asks To Leave Borussia Dortmund At End Of The Season After 2014/15 Annus Horribilis

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By Chris Wright

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The breaking news over in the Bundesliga this morning is that BILD are reporting Jurgen Klopp has told Dortmund's top brass he wishes to leave the club at the end of the season.

Klopp has requested (like Pep Guardiola before him) a sabbatical after enduring something of an annus horribilis throughout 2014/15, with Dortmund spending the first six months of the season wallowing at the foot of the table before eventually finding themselves clawing toward lower-mid-table obscurity of late.

La Liga

PSG vs Barcelona and Porto vs Bayern Munich: TV times and open thread

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Yesterday's UEFA Champions League quarter-finals were tense affairs with only one goal from 180 minutes of football. Today, especially with Barcelona and Bayern Munich playing, we can expect more open and entertaining football in terms of goals. Let's see if they deliver in the first leg of the quarter-finals today.

PSG vs Barcelona and Porto vs Bayern Munich: TV times and open thread

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Yesterday's UEFA Champions League quarter-finals were tense affairs with only one goal from 180 minutes of football. Today, especially with Barcelona and Bayern Munich playing, we can expect more open and entertaining football in terms of goals. Let's see if they deliver in the first leg of the quarter-finals today.

Schalke reaffirm interest in Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira

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Schalke president Clemens Tonnies has reaffirmed his club's interest in Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira.

The German international is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked witha move to the Bundesliga club in recent months. Khedira has previously stated he would like to finish his playing career in Germany.

Schalke reaffirm interest in Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira

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Schalke president Clemens Tonnies has reaffirmed his club's interest in Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira.

The German international is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked witha move to the Bundesliga club in recent months. Khedira has previously stated he would like to finish his playing career in Germany.

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm relishing Champions League return against FC Porto

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Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm is relishing his return to Champions League competition after being unavailable for his club during most of the first half of the season.

The 31-year-old was sidelined for several months after fracturing his ankle in November.

Lahm returned to Bayern's squad for their round of 16 home leg against Shakhtar Donetsk in March, but was an unused substitute during his side's 7-0 victory over the Ukrainian champions.

Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm relishing Champions League return against FC Porto

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Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm is relishing his return to Champions League competition after being unavailable for his club during most of the first half of the season.

The 31-year-old was sidelined for several months after fracturing his ankle in November.

Lahm returned to Bayern's squad for their round of 16 home leg against Shakhtar Donetsk in March, but was an unused substitute during his side's 7-0 victory over the Ukrainian champions.

Bayern Munich home, away and third shirts for 2015-16 season: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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A photo of Bayern Munich's home shirt for the 2015-16 season has been leaked on the Internet, showing a two-tone red shirt designed by adidas that looks, as usual, a step above most adidas jerseys.

Bayern Munich's home shirt is red with a maroon trim along the bottom of the shirt, cuffs, shoulders and rounded collar.

Bayern Munich home, away and third shirts for 2015-16 season: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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A photo of Bayern Munich's home shirt for the 2015-16 season has been leaked on the Internet, showing a two-tone red shirt designed by adidas that looks, as usual, a step above most adidas jerseys.

Bayern Munich's home shirt is red with a maroon trim along the bottom of the shirt, cuffs, shoulders and rounded collar.

Bayern Munich in critical situation due to massive injury toll, says Pep Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munichmassive injury toll has left his squad in a "critical position."

Although Bayernhave had a relatively easy time with German opposition and currentlyhold a comfortable ten-point advantage over second place Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga table, they will embark on a trip to Portugal next week to restart their UEFA Champions League campaign against FC Porto.

Bayern Munich in critical situation due to massive injury toll, says Pep Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munichmassive injury toll has left his squad in a "critical position."

Although Bayernhave had a relatively easy time with German opposition and currentlyhold a comfortable ten-point advantage over second place Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga table, they will embark on a trip to Portugal next week to restart their UEFA Champions League campaign against FC Porto.

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Bayer Leverkusen making big strides under Roger Schmidt’s leadership

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It's been a toughmonth for Bayer Leverkusen. In the German Cup, they held the German champions for 120 minutes, in the Champions League they held Spanish champions Atletico Madrid over two legs, but on both occasions, the Bundesliga outfit were eliminated on penalties.

Heartbreaking for their supporters.

Bayer Leverkusen making big strides under Roger Schmidt’s leadership

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It's been a toughmonth for Bayer Leverkusen. In the German Cup, they held the German champions for 120 minutes, in the Champions League they held Spanish champions Atletico Madrid over two legs, but on both occasions, the Bundesliga outfit were eliminated on penalties.

Heartbreaking for their supporters.

Manchester United

Transfer Balls: Man Utd Plan £15m Swoop For Dortmund Midfielder Ilkay Gundogen

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By Alan Duffy

With defender Mats Hummels' £35m signature apparently alreadyin the bag for Manchester United,the Daily Mailnow reports that Red Devils' boss Louis van Gaal is planning to add midfielderIlkay Gundogen to his shopping basket in a Dortmund shopping-spree totalling £50m.

Transfer Balls: Man Utd Put £15m Aside To Fund Move For Dortmund Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan

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By Alan Duffy

With defender Mats Hummels' £35million signature apparently alreadyin the bag for Manchester United,the Daily Mailnow reports that Red Devils' boss Louis van Gaal is planning to add midfielderIlkay Gundogan to his shopping basket in a Dortmund shopping-spree totalling £50million.

Brazil

Brazilian Roberto Firmino should court interest from big European clubs

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Since Ronaldo's departure from the national team, Brazil has struggled to find a replacement. There have been many players that appeared to take on the striker role for the five-time World Cup winners but basically all of them have been unsuccessful. It's now four years since the two-time Ballon d'Or recipient last played for the Selecao and they finally seem to have an answer for the forward position.

Brazilian Roberto Firmino should court interest from big European clubs

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Since Ronaldo's departure from the national team, Brazil has struggled to find a replacement. There have been many players that appeared to take on the striker role for the five-time World Cup winners but basically all of them have been unsuccessful. It's now four years since the two-time Ballon d'Or recipient last played for the Selecao and they finally seem to have an answer for the forward position.

The Rest

Jurgen Klopp Leaves Dortmund – Where Will He Land?

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Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp has said that will leave at the end of the season as he "no longer feels he is the perfect coach for the club".

Klopp won back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, and led to the Champions League final in 2013, but he confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that he had asked for his contract to be terminated but insisted that he is not tired and that he is not planning on having a sabbatical.

Jurgen Klopp set to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season, says report

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Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has asked to leave the club, according to the German publicationBILD.

BVB have scheduled a press conference for this morning where it is believed the news will be officially released.

Klopp's current contract runs until 2018, but the 47-year-old has reportedly told Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke he wants to leave at the conclusion of the season.

Bayer Leverkusen Sack Defender Emir Spahic For Attempting To Head-Butt A Security Guard

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Bayer Leverkusen have sacked defender Emir Spahic after the Bosnia-Herzegovina centre-back was filmed brawling with the club's security guards after Lverkusen'srecent DFB Pokal quarter-final defeat against Bayern Munich.

Spahic, 34, was seen aiming a head-butt at a steward during an altercation at the side of the pitch shortly after Leverkusen had been dumped out of the cup on penalties.

Soccer News: Bayern Munich turns it around

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The crisis that never was is over at Bayern Munich is over, with a win replacing a loss in the Bundesliga in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More