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Bolasie ready to face Chelsea following the death of his father

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Yannick Bolasie has told manager Alan Pardew he is ready to return to the Crystal Palace team following the death of his father.

Bolasie missed last weekend's home victory against Aston Villa on compassionate grounds, traveling back to his home in DR Congo to be with his family.

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Bolasie ready to face Chelsea following the death of his father

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Yannick Bolasie has told manager Alan Pardew he is ready to return to the Crystal Palace team following the death of his father.

Bolasie missed last weekend's home victory against Aston Villa on compassionate grounds, traveling back to his home in DR Congo to be with his family.

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Preview: Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

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Transfer News

As Everton reject Stones’ transfer request, Martinez renews criticism of transfer window

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Everton have rejected a transfer request from wantaway defender John Stones.

The 21-year-old's request, which was submitted on Tuesday, was rejected by manager Roberto Martinez on Thursday morning before the club released a statement by Everton chairman Bill Kenwright.

Kenwright said in the statement on the club's official website:

"Everton Football Club has rejected a transfer request from John Stones.

As Everton reject Stones’ transfer request, Martinez renews criticism of transfer window

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Everton have rejected a transfer request from wantaway defender John Stones.

The 21-year-old's request, which was submitted on Tuesday, was rejected by manager Roberto Martinez on Thursday morning before the club released a statement by Everton chairman Bill Kenwright.

Kenwright said in the statement on the club's official website:

"Everton Football Club has rejected a transfer request from John Stones.

Wolfsburg chief hints that Kevin de Bruyne move to Manchester City hinges on bigger offer

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Kevin de Bruyne's transfer to Manchester City has not gone through yet, although Wolfsburg's director of sport Klaus Allofs has confirmed talks between the two clubs are under way.

Reports in England and Germany claimed on Wednesday night that widespread agreement had been reached between all parties, with estimates ranging from between £54 and £58 million for a transfer fee.

Wolfsburg chief hints that Kevin de Bruyne move to Manchester City hinges on bigger offer

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Kevin de Bruyne's transfer to Manchester City has not gone through yet, although Wolfsburg's director of sport Klaus Allofs has confirmed talks between the two clubs are under way.

Reports in England and Germany claimed on Wednesday night that widespread agreement had been reached between all parties, with estimates ranging from between £54 and £58 million for a transfer fee.

Kevin Nolan leaves West Ham United by mutual consent

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has admitted the only reason Kevin Nolan has left the club is because he could not promise him regular football.

The Hammers announced on Thursday that the 33-year-old, who led them back into the Barclays Premier League as captain at the end of the 2011-12 season, had left by mutual consent.

Kevin Nolan leaves West Ham United by mutual consent

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has admitted the only reason Kevin Nolan has left the club is because he could not promise him regular football.

The Hammers announced on Thursday that the 33-year-old, who led them back into the Barclays Premier League as captain at the end of the 2011-12 season, had left by mutual consent.

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Manchester City’s spending spree has warped the Premier League

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Manchester City may well become Premier League champions for a third time this season, and they are playing great football on their quest to do so. But it is, of course, coming at a cost.

The club is currently pushing through a deal with Wolfsburg to sign Kevin De Bruyne. Sources say the proposed transfer will go through for around $75 million.

Manchester City’s spending spree has warped the Premier League

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Manchester City may well become Premier League champions for a third time this season, and they are playing great football on their quest to do so. But it is, of course, coming at a cost.

The club is currently pushing through a deal with Wolfsburg to sign Kevin De Bruyne. Sources say the proposed transfer will go through for around $75 million.

Site News

Manchester United ready to offer €45m for exciting Brazilian

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According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Manchester United are preparing a€45m offer for Lazio midfielder, Felipe Anderson.

Felipe Anderson has been linked with a Manchester United Transfer

The Brazilian midfielder has been the talk of the town after an impressive season in Serie A last year.

Arsene Wenger provides important Arsenal Transfer Update

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has provided an important transfer update for the fans.

The Gunners boss claimed that the club are working hard to get deals done and is confident about incomings before the window closes.

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.

Did Brendan Rodgers’ tactics spoil striker’s Liverpool career?

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Did Brendan Rodgers' tactics spoil striker's Liverpool career? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has completed his loan move to AC Milan after just one season at Anfield. The Italian had a miserable time on Merseyside, managing to score just once in the league in the whole season.

Photos: Manchester United reveal latest adidas kit for 2015-16 season

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Manchester United have confirmed they have launched their third kit for the 2015-16 season on Thursday.

The Red Devils signed a £750m deal with kit manufacture adidas on a 10-year deal.

PHOTO: Liverpool transfer complete, player unveiled in club shirt

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AC Milan have announced the loan signing of Liverpool striker, Mario Balotelli.

The Italian has returned to Milan for his second spell with the seven time, Champions League winners.

Man United discussing player plus cash deal for £100m superstar

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Man United discussing player plus cash deal for £100m superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to ESPN, Manchester United are all set to use David De Gea as a makeweight in a transfer for Gareth Bale.

Manchester United want Gareth Bale in a deal for David De Gea

The Spanish giants have been interested in De Gea all summer and are keen to wrap up the deal before the window slams shut.

Tottenham close in on £22m Berahino alternative, Chelsea suffer Stones setback

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Tottenham close in on £22m Berahino alternative, Chelsea suffer Stones setback - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With only a week remaining in the summer transfer window, a number of major Premier League teams are seemingly pulling out all the stops to add players to their respective squads.

Liverpool

MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V West Ham

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After picking up a well earned point at the Emirates on Monday evening Liverpool must now welcome fellow Londoners West Ham to Anfield on Saturday. It's fair to say that the Hammers have had a mixed start to life in the Premier League under Bilic, so can the Reds collect all three points?
Liverpool have a few injury woes to contend with going into the game.

Preview: Liverpool vs West Ham

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Mario Balotelli blames Brendan Rodgers’ tactics for woeful spell at Liverpool

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Mario Balotelli claims manager Brendan Rodgers' tactics contributed to his woeful spell at Liverpool.

The 25-year-old striker has returned to AC Milan on loan a year after leaving the San Siro in a last-minute £16million deal which Rodgers admitted at the time was a "calculated risk".

It failed spectacularly, with the Italy international scoring just four goals in 28 appearances and only one of those coming in the Premier League.

Mario Balotelli blames Brendan Rodgers’ tactics for woeful spell at Liverpool

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Mario Balotelli claims manager Brendan Rodgers' tactics contributed to his woeful spell at Liverpool.

The 25-year-old striker has returned to AC Milan on loan a year after leaving the San Siro in a last-minute £16million deal which Rodgers admitted at the time was a "calculated risk".

It failed spectacularly, with the Italy international scoring just four goals in 28 appearances and only one of those coming in the Premier League.

Arsenal

Arsenal face defensive doubts again at Newcastle

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Arsenal could be without both Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny for their Premier League clash against Newcastle on Saturday.

The central defensive duo missed Arsenal's goalless draw against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Monday evening.

And manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Mertesacker, battling a chest infection, and Koscielny, sidelined with a back injury, are both doubts for the lunchtime kick-off at St James' Park.

Arsenal face defensive doubts again at Newcastle

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Arsenal could be without both Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny for their Premier League clash against Newcastle on Saturday.

The central defensive duo missed Arsenal's goalless draw against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Monday evening.

And manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Mertesacker, battling a chest infection, and Koscielny, sidelined with a back injury, are both doubts for the lunchtime kick-off at St James' Park.

Only a superior signing will do for Arsenal in this summer’s transfer market

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Arsenal was dealt a major blow on their quest to sign a 'world-class' striker when Real Madrid's Karim Benzema (finally) proclaimed his wishes to remain in Spain earlier in the week. Benzema, who was linked with the Gunners for most of the summer, tweeted Monday, "For all those clowns who want to make believe things at my fans.

Only a superior signing will do for Arsenal in this summer’s transfer market

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Arsenal was dealt a major blow on their quest to sign a 'world-class' striker when Real Madrid's Karim Benzema (finally) proclaimed his wishes to remain in Spain earlier in the week. Benzema, who was linked with the Gunners for most of the summer, tweeted Monday, "For all those clowns who want to make believe things at my fans.

TV pundits overly harsh on Arsenal or spot on?

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I accept that Arsenal were not very good against Liverpool on Monday, especially in the first half when it looked like all 10 outfield players had just been woken up in the Arsenal version of the film The Hangover and nobody really knew what was going on. So the absolute ripping we got at halftime [.

Newcastle United

Preview: Newcastle vs Arsenal

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This Could Be Newcastle’s Strongest Side Against Arsenal

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With the last two games producing very good performances from two very different Newcastle sides, against Manchester United and Northampton Town Steve McClaren will have a difficult job deciding what the teamshould be for Saturday's early kick-off game at home to Arsenal. But we would be surprised if he makes too many changes from the side [.

Newcastle Defender – I Will Not Go And Weep In A Corner

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Daryl Janmaat was our Player of the Season, and he got 53% of the vote followed by Ayoze Perez with 18% and Jack Colback with 16%. Daryl has been speaking to the Dutch press today, and for the second time in a year he has been left out of the Dutch squad for the upcoming [...]

Newcastle Star – It’s Been Difficult – I Need The Games

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Siem de Jong is one of the class players Newcastle have signed over the last year, but last season was a nightmare for the Dutchman, in terms of injuries and he played only 5 times for the first team. But he is now fit again and played the full 90 minutes against Northampton Town on [...]

It’s Still A Dream For Me To Be Playing For Newcastle

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Rolando Aarons hasn't been able to become a starter for Newcastle not yet anyway and he still has only one year left on his contract at Newcastle, so we are hoping that before too long he will sign a new long term deal at the club. But he's been interviewed today in the [...]

Poll – Can Magpies Beat Arsenal To Make It Two Wins In A Row?

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Newcastle have drawn, lost, drawn and won in their four gamesplayed this season, with the only poor performance being against Swansea, when we were reduced to 10 men just before the break at the Liberty Stadium. Newcastle had a good 4-1 win at home to Northampton on Tuesday night in the League Cup, with essentially [.

Pedro, David Silva, Coloccini… Names of the Premier League, week 3

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We're into week three of the new Premier League season, and whilst you might expect form to be starting to settle down there have been plenty of intriguing twists and turns so far, not least...

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Champions League

57 Manchester United fans arrested in Bruges, say Belgian police

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Fifty-seven Manchester United fans were arrested in Bruges on Wednesday night as fighting took the gloss off their emphatic Champions League win over Club Brugge.

Chief Constable of Bruges Police Dirk van Nuffel said glasses and chairs were thrown in a clash between English and Belgian "hooligans" outside a bar in the city center after the 4-0 win, which put United into the Champions League group stages.

57 Manchester United fans arrested in Bruges, say Belgian police

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Fifty-seven Manchester United fans were arrested in Bruges on Wednesday night as fighting took the gloss off their emphatic Champions League win over Club Brugge.

Chief Constable of Bruges Police Dirk van Nuffel said glasses and chairs were thrown in a clash between English and Belgian "hooligans" outside a bar in the city center after the 4-0 win, which put United into the Champions League group stages.

Five things we learned from Brugge vs United

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Manchester United returned to the Champions League proper after a resounding win against Club Brugge on Wednesday night.

Much as they did after going behind in the first leg, United produced the kind of football that has so far eluded them in Europe, showing the kind of fluidity and clinical approach up-front that has too often been missed in the first three Premier League games.

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This Newcastle Player Has Come In From The Cold

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We singed Vurnon Anita form Ajax in the summer of 2012 for £6.7M from Ajax, and he was the only senior player we signed that summer when we also brought in youngster Gael Bigirimana from Coventry for £1M. Vurnon has never quite managed to hold down a starting position, although he played very well when [.

Preview: Bournemouth vs Leicester City

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