Reports: Karim Benzema’s New Four-Year Contract Extension With Real Madrid Includes Bonkers €1bn Release Clause

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Despite being linked with an exit for the past dozen consecutive transfer windows, but today Karim Benzema has committed his long-term future to Real Madrid.

The 29-year-old French striker, who is currently in his ninth season at Los Blancos, has signed a new four-year contract extension thus tying him to the club beyond his 33rd birthday.

Arsenal still need a centre-back but our strike force looks great (except for contract rebels…)

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If we fix the defence, Arsenal have a lot to offer up front by Konstantin Hello lovely Arsenal people! The first round of the premier league has gone by, and although making conclusions after one game is silly, there are some things to consider. We conceded 3 sloppy goals, two from our mistakes and one [.

Why Arsenal must send a clear message by keeping Alexis to his contract

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What is at stake here is not so much Alexis Sanchez as an individual but the principle and the respect for Arsenal Football club. When Sanchez signed the original contract it was not stated anywhere that if Arsenal is not in Champions League he would leave. Everyone is obliged to respect the contracts they sign.

Wenger: Sanchez Has Not Told Me He Wants To Leave

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Arsène Wenger has insisted that Alexis Sánchez has not told him he wants to leave Arsenal.

There are whispers that Sanchez, and Aaron Ramsey has agreed to new contracts, and Wenger did not dismiss these stories saying that he believes that Sánchez' will stay at the club.

"The players come back and we expect them to respect their contracts," Wenger said on Tuesday.

Will Ozil be snookered into Arsenal stay?

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Mesut Ozilis nearing the final 12 months of his contract, andis being linked with an exit from Arsenal this summer, but where could he go? According to the latest reports, Mesut Ozil will be overlooked by the big clubs this summer, and may be forced to extend his contract with us, without holding a strong [.

Wenger praises Arsenal fans and declares contract decision imminent

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Arsenal fans have been assured that Arsene Wenger's decision on whether to extend his contract at the club will be declared imminently. The Frenchman is out of contract come the end of the season, and many supporters are adamant that he should leave this summer, but the club appear to have other ideas.

Have Arsenal board withdrawn Wenger’s contract offer?

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For years the Arsenal fans have been told that the continued reign of Arsene Wenger as the team's manager, or not, would be decided by the man himself. The Arsenal board have clearly been happy to keep the Frenchman at the helm while he kept us in the Champions League with no money (relatively speaking) [.

‘I Will Manage Next Season, Whether It’s Here Or Somewhere Else’ – Arsene Wenger To Make Decision On Arsenal Future Before End Of Season

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With indignation reaching a pitch once again, Arsene Wenger has gone and put a time frame on his big decision, i.e.whether or not to stay on at Arsenal beyond the end of the season.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Monday's FA Cup game against Sutton United, Wenger also revealed that retirement is not an option at present.

Thousands Of Chile Fans To March Through Santiago In Support Of Alexis Sanchez Leaving Arsenal

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Fed up at seeing their main man let down by his teammates, thousands of Chile fans have organised a campaign to persuade Alexis Sanchez to ditch Arsenal at the end of the season.

A Facebook event page has been set up called "National March for Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal", with over 5,000 Chilean zealots signing up to march through the city of Santiago on 1st March.

Arsenal: Arsene Wenger Toys With Journalist Over Questions About Alexis Sanchez And Mesut Ozil (Video)

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Like a wily old cat toying with amauled, half-dead mouse, Arsene Wenger used his midweek press conference to trifle with a journalist inquiring intoAlexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, and the respectivecontractual negotiationsthereof.

Having previously flat-out refused to comment, it appeared fleetingly that the Arsenal managerwas about to open and offer an update on the situation, much to the surprise of everybody in the room.

Atom And Humber: Arsenal Fans Raise £500 To Produce Banner Tribute To Alexis Sanchez’s Beloved Dogs (Photo)

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With speculation over Alexis Sanchez semi-immediate future coming to the fore again recently, a group of intrepid Arsenal fans are taking steps to persuade the Chilean that he has found himself a loving home at the Emirates.

Indeed, fan group REDaction are seekingto tug on Sanchez's heart strings by producing a couple of banner tributes to the two things he holds above everything else in this world: his dogs, Atom and Humber.

Arsenal: Hector Bellerin Signs Enormous New Contract Worth £100,000-A-Week

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Word on the wire is that after several weeks of negotiations, Hector Bellerin has gone and signed an enormous new contract at Arsenal.

As confirmed by the Evening Standard, Bellerin has agreed a six-and-a-half-year deal that will see his earnings boosted to £100,000 every seven days.

EXCLUSIVE: Hector Bellerin puts pen to paper on six-and-a-half year #Arsenal deal | @JamesOlley https://t.

So let’s discuss Wenger’s new contract extension…

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Last season Arsene Wenger got a lot more stick than usual from Arsenal fans, despite finally ending up in second place in the Premier League. The protests eventually died down a little once Wenger bought Granit Xhaka and met the buyout clause for Jamie Vardy, as at least he is showing a tad more ambition [.

Wenger denies new Arsenal contract on table…..

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Wenger has denied he has accepted a new contract at Arsenal! Another season approaches it end, another season of where the Gunners could have done so much better. Come the end of the season usually sees a contract extension handed to Arsene Wenger, however this season could be different. This was Arsene Wenger's 20th year [.

New Arsenal contract? But will Wenger sign it?

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Arsene Wenger should certainly be used to the annual protests from Arsenal fans that think he has outstayed his welcome at the club, and one of his most vociferous critics over the last few years has been the TV motormouth Piers Morgan, who regularly calls for Le Prof to resign like many knee-jerk fairweather fans.

Mesut Ozil NOT leaving Arsenal

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Ozil not leaving the Emirates. by Sam P There was some crazy rumours about Arsenal entering into contract talks with Mesut Ozil because the Gunners thought that Barcelona were interested in taking the German back to La Liga. There were even some fans on here tried to blame these unfounded rumours on Arsene Wenger as [.

Joel Campbell – I want to play but it’s up to Wenger

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The Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell has made it clear in the past that he would rather move away from Arsenal to get first team football rather than sit on the bench at the Emirates, but Arsene Wenger refused to let him leave again this summer. Now he has got his chance as injuries have [...]

Why haven’t Arsenal ALREADY extended Monreal’s contract?

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Nacho Monreal has been an ever-present in Arsenal's First XI this season, playing in all ten League games so far, so I was shocked to discover this morning that the Spaniard's contract at the Emirates runs out at the end of the season. He has proved himself as far superior than Kieran Gibbs and he [.

Arsenal preparing new contract extension for Wenger

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Arsenal preparing new contract extension for Wenger by Sam P Arsene Wenger has been in charge at Arsenal for a whole 19 years so far, and after a blistering start to his managership, the Gunners went seven whole seasons without a trophy, and many fans were advocating a change in the leadership to inject some [.

Star striker CONFIRMS he will be at Arsenal next season – and wants trophies!

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You get the idea from the words of Theo Walcott that he might well not have agreed to put pen to paper and sign a new Arsenal contract if he did not really believe that the Gunners could end our long wait to be crowned the champions of England once more. The deal has [...]

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Annoyed Barcelona won’t pay Neymar bonus

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona won’t pay a 26 million euro ($30.8 million) bonus to Neymar for renewing his contract with the Catalan giants in 2016, a club spokesman said on Friday after his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee.

Josep Vives admitted Barca had been left irritated by the Brazilian’s decision to leave despite signing a new five-year deal last year as PSG paid his 222 million euro ($264 million) buyout clause to leave Barca powerless to prevent Neymar moving on.

Annoyed Barcelona won’t pay Neymar bonus

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona won’t pay a 26 million euro ($30.8 million) bonus to Neymar for renewing his contract with the Catalan giants in 2016, a club spokesman said on Friday after his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee.

Josep Vives admitted Barca had been left irritated by the Brazilian’s decision to leave despite signing a new five-year deal last year as PSG paid his 222 million euro ($264 million) buyout clause to leave Barca powerless to prevent Neymar moving on.

Official: Lionel Messi Agrees New Barcelona Contract, Signs On Until 2021

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Not that it was ever in much doubt, but Lionel Messi has today agreeda new four-year contract extension with Barcelona.

However, there is still time for a sensational Premier League transfer to manifest, as the contract won't be formally signed for another week or two until Messi returns to Barca after his honeymoon.

black and white years

£5 Per Week: Sir Stanley Matthews’ First Ever Stoke City Contract Goes Up For Auction (Photo)

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The Wizard of Dribble: Sir Stanley Matthews in action for Stoke, 1938

The very first contract that Sir Stanley Matthews signed with Stoke City as a 17-year-old in 1932 is about to come up for auction.

Perhaps unsurprising for an 85-year-old document, the contract offers a timely glimpse into professional football's humble past, with Matthews signing on to earn a princely £5 per week at the Potters, dropping to £3 per week in the off-season.

Retro Football: Here’s The £35-Per-Week Contract Manchester United Offered Goalkeeper Pat Dunne In 1965 (Photo)

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Pat Dunne in action for Manchester United (Photo: Popperfoto/Getty Images)

An image has surfaced on Reddit of what is purported to be the very contract that Manchester United offered to goalkeeper Pat Dunne in 1965.

Having joined from Shamrock Rovers the previous year, United decided to reward Dunne for playing his part in their 1964/65 title win by lavishing him with a bumper new contract.

Transfers & Rumours

Milan Goalkeeper Gigio Donnarumma, 18, Signs New Contract To Become Third Highest Paid Player In Italy

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After weeks of wrangling, Gigio Donnarumma has reportedly agreed a new five-year contract to stay put at AC Milan.

With a word in his ear from agent Mino Raiola, the 18-year-old goalkeeper turned his nose up at an improved contract offer from Milan last month, instead opting to tout his wares around Europe's elite in a bid to leverage more money out of the Rossoneri.

Ultimatum: Everton Boss Ronald Koeman Gives Ross Barkley One Week To Sign New Contract

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Everton boss Ronald Koeman has issued a one-week ultimatum to Ross Barkley as the midfielder continues to deliberate over signing a new contract with the club.

Barkley has had a lot to endure from a personal standpoint in recentweeks, and has also found himself chopped and changed in and out of the first-team.

Official: Premier League Rumour Mill Takes Devastating Hit As Paulo Dybala Signs Massive New Juventus Contract

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Hear that? That faint moaning is every Premier Leaguetabloid gossip column hack weeping in unison at the news that the man who was poised to provide a fairbulk of their summer mileage has been taken off the market.

Fresh from scoring twice in Tuesday's thrashing of Barcelona, Paulo Dybala has signed a new and improved contract with Juventus through to 2022.

Reports: Romelu Lukaku Rejects Most Lucrative Contract Offer In Everton History

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How quickly things can change, eh? Just when it looked like Romelu Lukaku was odds-on to extend his stay at Everton, it emerges that the Belgian striker has now rejected the offer on the table.

Last week Lukaku was reported to have agreed terms on a mammoth new £140,000-a-week contract extensionthat would've madehim the highest-paid player in Everton history, with his agent Mino Raiola saying the deal was "99.

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Official: Hugo Lloris Is ‘Posing With Poch™’ So That Can Only Really Mean One Thing…

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Tottenham have secured the long-term services ofyet another of their central talents today with the news that Hugo Lloris has extended his contract until 2020.

Six years. Six ans. C'est beau.

Also proving that Spurs really did only hire their photographer for one afternoon back in May, Lloris appeared in the now-familiar 'Poch Pal™' pose as the club announced the sealing of the deal on Thursday afternoon.

Official: Harry Kane Signs New Five-And-A-Half Year Contract Extension At Tottenham

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It's official. Harry Kane has signed a new contract extension with Tottenham that ties him to the club until 2022.

It was left to Mauricio Pochettino to strike a familiar pose as the news was announced by the club on Thursday morning...

We are delighted to announce that @HKane has signed a new contract with the Club, which will run until 2022.

Tottenham: Eric Dier Bumps Up His Earnings With New Five-Year Contract (Photo)

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Eric Dier has become the latest of Tottenham's young fledglings to pledge his long-term future to the club by signing a new five-year deal.

As well as tying him down until 2021, Dier's new deal will reportedly stand to land him around £70,000-a-week.

No wonder he's smiling.

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Patrick Kluivert’s Nine-Year-Old Son Has Just Signed His First Endorsement Deal With Nike (Photo)

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When Pies' were nine years old, we were far too busy racing our penny farthings and playing hoop-and-stick in the streets to worry about signing endorsement deals with global sportswear conglomerates.

Alas, times have changed, and now we live in a world where Patrick Kluivert's nine-year-old son Shane has a lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike which he announced himself via his very own verified Instagram account.

Simeone extends Atletico contract to 2019 – report

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone has extended his contract with the capital club until 2019, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena SER.

The 47-year-old Argentinian had shortened his contract from 2020 to 2018 after his side’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last year.

Chris Korb rejoins D.C. United

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The defender had been out on contract since the end of the 2016 season

Chris Korb's return from injury has been a long time coming, but he took one step closer on Thursday, as D.C. United announced that the defender had re-signed a multiple year deal with the team. Korb had been out on contract since this past winter, with the Black-and-Red choosing not to pick up his option for the 2017 season.

Lingard: My heart is at United

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Jesse Lingard's contract at Manchester United expires at the end of next season and he is currently in talks with the club to extend his deal. Reports have suggested that Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are monitoring the situation but Lingard has insisted he wants to stay at United.

The contract is still ongoing with talks at the moment.

MLS releases list of TAM players

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In the era of increased transparency, MLS took a major step forward by unveiling a list of players whose contracts include Targeted Allocation Money.

The list reveals each player on every team that has had their contract bought down below DP threshold with the TAM mechanic, designed to increase the mid-range depth on rosters around the league.

Bayer Leverkusen: Set-Piece Wizard Hakan Calhanoglu Banned For Four Months Over Contract Breach

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Bayer Leverkusen are going to have to do without the services of Hakan Calhanoglu for the rest of the season after the midfielder was handed a four-month ban for breaching his contract.

Specifically, Calhanoglu has beenpunished for breaching a contract he signed with Turkish side Trabzonspor when he was just 17-years old.

Revs Re-sign Shuttleworth

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It appears that stability between the sticks won't bean issue anytime soon for the Revolution after theyre-signed starting goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth to a new deal on Monday.

Shuttleworth, who joined the club as a developmental player back in 2009, has made 97 appearancesfor the Revolution during thecourse of his seven-year career.