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Chelsea

Chelsea player pave way for Liverpool to sign €23m defender?

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Chelsea player pave way for Liverpool to sign €23m defender? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Southampton have completed a loan move for Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand on Wednesday.

A statement on Chelsea's official website read, "Ryan Bertrand has today completed a loan move to Southampton until the end of the season.

Mourinho confirms £50m striker will play for Chelsea this season

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Mourinho confirms £50m striker will play for Chelsea this season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that £50m flopFernando Torres will remain at Stamford Bridge this season, insisting that he is comfortable with the three forwards he has, and that none of them will be leaving West London.

Can Everton Mount A Genuine Challenge For 4th Place?

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Can Everton Mount A Genuine Challenge For 4th Place? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton broke their transfer record last night to secure the services of Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea in a deal worth 28 million pounds. By shelling out such a huge amount, the club have clearly signalled their intent to push for a finish in the top 4 and qualify for the Champions League.

Is Costa the key to take Blues to the top?

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Is Costa the key to take Blues to the top? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have again been one of the big spenders in the Premier League over the summer transfer window so far and Diego Costa could be the man to bring silverware to Stamford Bridge.

Manager Jose Mourinho insisted last season that his side were not ready to claim the English crown or go all the way in the Champions League but the Londoners came awfully close.

Chelsea Continue Impressive Pre-Season With Comfortable Win Against Vitesse

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Chelsea made it 4 wins out of 5 in their pre-season European tour as a solid performance saw them earn a 3-1 victory over Vitesse Arnheim in the Netherlands.

The new signings signings were once again impressive as Diego Costa had a role in all the three goals, while Cesc Fabregas scored the second with a beautiful, curling free-kick.

Five players Chelsea could spend the £28m Romelu Lukaku money on

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Five players Chelsea could spend the £28m Romelu Lukaku money on is a post from: Just Football

Romelu Lukaku's Chelsea nightmare is finally over after completing a£28 million move to Everton, who he scored 15 goals for last season. Reaction from Chelsea fans is mixed: some mourning that head coach Jose Mourinho decided to sell one of the most promising young forwards in the game, some delighted at getting rid of a player with a perceived attitude.

Everton Sign Romelu Lukaku From Chelsea For a Fee of £28million

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It's not often that a Premier League club officially announces how much they've paid for a footballer, but in the case of Everton Football Club, the Toffees proudly announced today via its Twitter account that the club has signed Romelu Lukaku on a five-year deal for a fee of £28million.

For a club like Everton that has had to squeeze as much out of the limited money available to them for transfers, this is a huge deal.

PHOTO: Romelu Lukaku holds the Everton shirt

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PHOTO: Romelu Lukaku holds the Everton shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Romaelu Lukaku has completed his permanent move to Everton for a £28m fee from Chelsea, with the Belgian signing a five-year deal to stay on Merseyside.

The 21-year-old striker barely had a look-in at Stamford Bridge since his £18m transfer from Anderlecht back in 2011, and now joins Roberto Martinez's Toffees after spending a successful year on loan at Goodison Park last season, scoring 16 times and helping the club finish fifth in the Premier League.

DONE DEAL: Premier League rivals sign £28m Chelsea attacker

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DONE DEAL: Premier League rivals sign £28m Chelsea attacker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton havesigned Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku for a £28mfee, with the Belgian agreeing to a five-year deal at Goodison Park.

CONFIRMED: @RomeluLukaku9 becomes our Club-record signing, arriving from Chelsea on a 5-year deal for a fee of £28million.

Romelu Lukaku Poised To Join Everton On A 5-Year Deal

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Romelu Lukaku has finally had his future determined as it is being reported that the Belgian striker has signed a five-year deal with Everton.

Yesterday it was reported that Chelsea were asking £30 million for the player, but Everton is believed to have signed the player for£28.5 million with his weekly wage being£75,000.

Manchester United

Louis Van Gaal’s Patience Breeds Confidence at Manchester United

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It was the 37th minute in a preseason friendly against Roma when new boy Ander Herrera played an ingenious through-ball, slicing open the Italian side's defense and playing his compatriot Juan Mata in one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

Mata couldn't apply the finishing touch but the play symbolized much more than a goal-scoring opportunity.

Serie A club confirms interest in Manchester United player

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Serie A club confirms interest in Manchester United player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italian club Napoli have confirmed they are interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini in the summer transfer window.

The Belgium international was signed by the Red Devils' former manager David Moyes from Everton on the deadline day of the last summer window.

€80m star ends Manchester United rumours

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€80m star ends Manchester United rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Uruguayan star Edinson Cavani has ended all rumours linking him with a big money move to Manchester United after the striker revealed that he is happy at Paris Saint-Germain.

Earlier reports from Uruguay suggested the former Napoli star will leave the Ligue 1 champions in the summer transfer window and completed his €80m switch to Old Trafford.

Manchester City Third Shirt For 2014/15 Season; Purple Haze: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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Manchester City's third shirt for the 2014/15 season has been leaked on the Internet.

City's third shirt is a purple shirt with fluorescent yellow trim. The collar is a darker shade of purple. So too is the back of the shirt that is darker than the front, similar to Manchester United's third shirt that is blue on the front and dark blue on the back.

Manchester United and Van Gaal patient in bringing in new signings

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Manchester United and Van Gaal patient in bringing in new signings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It was the 37th minute in a preseason friendly against Roma when new boy Ander Herrera played an ingenious through-ball, slicing open the Italian side's defense and playing his compatriot Juan Mata in one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

Who’s made the best moves of the big five?

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Who's made the best moves of the big five? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We've seen some enormous moves in the pre-season transfer market amongst the five clubs considered to be in with a realistic chance of winning the Premier League 2014-15 title. So who do you think has made the best moves of them all – and who will prove have the stamina to land the title come next May?

Glazers Raid Manchester United For Another $150 Million

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In a summer where the two biggest clubs in the world, Barcelona and Real Madrid have both spent over €80 million on a signing a top player, Manchester United owners have announced plans to raid the Premier League side for another $150 million.

On Wednesday, United announced that the Glazer family is selling 8 million shares with reduced voting rights, which is about 5% of the club.

The End of the Winger and the Rise of the 3-5-2

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The evolution of soccer is not linear. Residues from the past sometimes rise again despite being deemed outmoded and elements never to be thought of as vanishing suddenly begin to fade. The evolution of soccer happens in waves.

During the last two decades – in some countries even longer – the center of creativity on a soccer pitch was actually not to be found in the center but on the margins.

CONFIRMED: Manchester United target completes Serie A switch

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CONFIRMED: Manchester United target completes Serie A switch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lazio have completed the signing of Stefan de Vrij from Feyenoord on Wednesday.

A statement on the Italian club's official website read,"The SS Lazio announces purchase outright from Feyenoord defender Stefan de Vrij, ranked third at the last World Cup played in Brazil with the Dutch national team.

Manchester United vs Inter Milan, International Champions Cup In Maryland [PHOTOS]

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On a balmy and breezy night in Maryland, 61,238 supporters turned up to watch the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup match between Manchester United and Inter Milan at FedEx Field.

Fans were treated to an entertaining match featuring both new Manchester United signings (Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw).

Arsenal and Man Utd on red alert as £35m midfield dynamo is put up for sale

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According to Portuguese newspaper Record, Sporting Lisbonhave put star midfielder William Carvalho up for sale, with both Arsenal and Manchester United interested in bringing the 22-year-old to the Premier League.

Liverpool set to swoop Vidal from under Manchester United’s noses in big deal

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According to the Metro, Brendan Rodgers is about to swoop in on Manchester United's deal with Juventus for Arturo Vidal, by offering more money than LvG was planning to go up to.

Liverpool

Yankee Stadium Is Not Ready For MLS Soccer

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If there are two lessons that Manchester City and the New York Yankees can take out of the game between Liverpool and Manchester City at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night, it is that there were a whole lot more Liverpool fans in New York, and that there is a lot of work yet to be done before the stadium can really be soccer-ready.

FOX Sports Delivers Cheap Tricks In Its Coverage of Liverpool-Manchester City Game

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FOX Sports has been using the International Champions Cup as a testing ground for a whole host of changes in its soccer coverage during the past week. Most of them, so far, have been poor. But tonight's coverage of the Liverpool-Manchester City game featured several cheap tricks that — yet again — give soccer viewers more evidence that FOX Sports (1) doesn't know how to cover the sport properly and (2) doesn't care what the viewer wants.

Liverpool top Man City in penalty kicks at Yankee Stadium

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By RYAN TOLMICH

BRONX, N.Y. —Much like last season's title race, Premier League sides Liverpool and Manchester City stayed neck-and-neck for the duration of Wednesday night's International Champions Cup contest.

However, it was the runners-up, Liverpool, who bested their Premier League rivals, topping Man City 3-1 on penalties after the two sides played to a 2-2 draw through 90 minutes at Yankee Stadium.

Liverpool vs Manchester City, International Champions Cup Open Thread

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The stage is set for the International Champions Cup game between Liverpool and Manchester City at Yankee Stadium in New York City.

The winners of tonight's game will be the favorite to qualify for the Guinness International Champions Cup final on Monday, to be played in Miami — where the club could face Manchester United, Roma or Inter Milan.

Generation Next: Liverpool gems Ibe and Rossiter continue to rise through ranks in pre-season

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Generation Next is a feature on Just Football keeping tabs on the best up-and-coming young players in the world. After we spotted them a year ago how are Jordon Ibe & Jordan Rossiter getting on at Liverpool?

Arsenal

Arsenal star Theo Walcott warns Premier League rivals to beware his and Alexis Sanchez’s pace

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Watch out #PremierLeague Me and @Alexis_Sanchez will be a deadly force!! #afc #COYG #SpeedMatters pic.twitter.com/HzNVnekohw Theo...

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R.I.P — Alex Forbes 1925-2014

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Alex Forbes has passed away at the age of 89 he appeared in 240 games for Arsenal over an 8 year period, scoring 20 goals.

Alexander Rooney Forbes was born 21 January 1925 in Dundee Scotland He started his career playing wartime matches with Dundee North End, before signing for Sheffield United.

Jack backs German starlet to shine brightly for Arsenal

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Jack Wilshere knows all about what it takes to break into the Arsenal first team as a young player from the academy, having become the youngest player to ever play in the Premier League for the Gunners when he was just 16 years and 256 days old back in September 2008. The latest player to [...]

Why Giroud may have just ONE month to prove himself at Arsenal

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No pressure, Olivier, but I think the big Frenchman could soon find himself sitting on the Arsenal bench more often than he is on the pitch. Because unless Arsene Wenger has a complete change of mind, then the Gunners will be playing in our usual system of 4-3-3 and that means just one central striker.

We Saw The Arsenal

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Arsenal vs RBNY

Saturday was a day to remember for so many gooners, myself included. Arsenal, for the first time in 25 years, played in friendly in the United States of America. Fittingly enough, their first match in over two decades stateside was against the New York Red Bulls, current home of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

Newcastle United

West Ham suffer hammer blow with Carroll loss

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The loss of Andy Carroll for the next four months with a serious ankle injury has really hit West Ham hard as the Premier League season edges over closer.

There had been rumblings from those in the know that something was up with the England international but rumours were confirmed on Thursday that the 25-year-old had damaged ankle ligaments in a training session on the club's pre-season tour of New Zealand.

Pardew Admits Striker Needed After Another Strong Performance

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Alan Pardew has admitted tonight, after the good 1-0 win at Hillsborough, that Newcastle are still short of a striker this summer, although Alan is very pleased so far at the business Newcastle have done in bringing in Jack Colback, Ayoze Perez who scored a good winner tonight-Siem de Jong,Remy Cabella, Emmanuel Riviere and [.

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Romelu Lukaku Signing is a Measure Of Everton’s Progress Under Roberto Martinez

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Following a summer of seismic change at Everton in 2013, the club's long-term ambitions were unclear.Reelingafterformer manager David Moyes and former star player Marouane Fellaini traded Merseyside for Manchester, plenty anticipated a Toffees demise.

But 13 months into his reign as Everton boss, Roberto Martinez — the man who succeeded Moyes — has transformed the club for the better.

Top 5 Premier League Bets

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With the World Cup having come to a close, attention turns back to the Premier League with pre-season already in full swing. It was a dramatic term last year at both ends of the table and this year's campaign is set to be just as enthralling.

The Easyodds.com football tipster Tom Powell has picked out his top five Premier League bets ahead of the 2014-15 Premier League season.

Zaha: I wasn’t Moyes’ cup of tea

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Despite the fact that David Moyes' system and chosen players didn't work, with United finishing a woeful 7th in the table after winning the league the season before, Wilf Zaha wasn't given a chance to prove himself. Whilst he's obviously not fully developed yet, his pace and ability to running at players surely could have been at asset to United in some games last season, yet he was only given two appearances in the Premier League, both from the bench.

Premier League To Use Vanishing Spray Beginning This Season

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Initially patented by Brazilian inventor Heine Allemagne in 2002, the vanishing spray that became such a talking point during this summer's World Cup in Brazil, will be used this season in the Barclay's Premier League.

It had previously been used with leagues in the Americas, but the spray's usage will forever be linked with this summer tournament in Brazil.

BREAKING: Premier League Referees To Use Freekick Vanishing Spray This Coming Season

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By Chris Wright

Steady yourselves, this is a biggy...

BREAKING: Vanishing spray will be used in the Barclays Premier League from the start of this season #SprayForBPL pic.twitter.com/uiTPXT4Ph3

— Premier League (@premierleague) July 30, 2014

Told you!

How I Fell In Love With Soccer, The Beautiful Game

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I knew I was an addict when I was 14 years old.

It was 1998. I had just returned to the United States from a month-long invitational soccer camp in St. Jean de Luz, France, run by former French national team manager Jean-Michel Larqué. Two days earlier, Zinedine Zidane's France had beaten Ronaldo's Brazil to win the World Cup on their home soil.