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Photo confirmation: Another Arsenal transfer complete, player unveiled

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Photo confirmation: Another Arsenal transfer complete, player unveiled - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Another Arsenal transfer done and dusted as Wojciech Szczesny completed his Serie A move and has been unveiled as a Roma player today.

Arsenal Transfer: Szczesny has fallen out of favour at Arsenal.

Chelsea Transfer news: Blues set to complete deal, star arrives wearing club scarf

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Chelsea star Mohamed Salah is set to complete is long overdue move to Roma this week.

The Chelsea winger has been spotted in Italy with a Roma scarf and is set to end the speculations around his future.

Manchester United Transfer: Van Gaal finds ‘superstar’, €100m offer being prepared

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According to SportBild, Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has asked Ed Woodward to sign Thomas Muller from Bayern Munich.

According to the German outlet, Van Gaal wants Muller at Manchester United regardless of the price.

Dutch star informs teammates about Manchester United transfer

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Dutch star informs teammates about Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Spanish source, El Confidencial, Manchester United are close to signing Ajax goalkeeper, Jasper Cillessen.

Manchester United Transfer: Cillessen set to replace De Gea?

Cillessen has been identified as an ideal replacement for David De Gea, who is strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Photo Confirmation: Arsenal complete yet another transfer

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Photo Confirmation: Arsenal complete yet another transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has completed his move to Marseille earlier today.

The midfielder has finally drawn curtains to an injury plagued career at Arsenal.

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VIDEO: Stunning Memphis Depay goal during Manchester United training

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VIDEO: Stunning Memphis Depay goal during Manchester United training - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United fans will no doubt be pleased to see a stunning Memphis Depay goal during the club'straining session today.

Manchester United new signing Memphis Depay scored a fantastic goal in training with an outrageous scissor kick.

Chelsea facing crucial injury concerns ahead of Arsenal clash

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Chelsea facing crucial injury concerns ahead of Arsenal clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea's final pre-season game before the Community Shield on Sunday ended in a victory over reigning European champions Barcelona, as the Blues concluded their tour of North America in the capital city of Washington DC.

Jose Mourinho takes dig at Rafa Benitez’s weight in incredible rant

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Jose Mourinho takes dig at Rafa Benitez's weight in incredible rant - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho has opened Pandora's box again with former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez. Chelsea fans have never been on good terms with the Spaniard,despite him managing them for a brief period in the 2012/13 season.

Eden Hazard scores a stunning goal vs Barcelona

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Eden Hazard scores a stunning goal vs Barcelona

Eden Hazard gave Chelsea the lead in their International Champions Cup game against Barcelona with an outstanding solo effort.

Chelsea star, Eden Hazard has been in exceptional form over the last 12 months and has been compared to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi from Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Wenger wants Arsenal to sign the best defensive midfielder in the world

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Wenger wants Arsenal to sign the best defensive midfielder in the world - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger is interested in Barcelona defensive midfielder and Spanish international, Sergio Busquets. Busquets has been identified by Wenger as Arsenal's marquee target this year, after signing the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil from Barcelona and Real Madrid previously.

PHOTO: Arturo Vidal holding a Bayern Munich shirt

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PHOTO: Arturo Vidal holding a Bayern Munich shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich have announced the signing of Juventus midfielder, Arturo Vidal on a four year contract. The former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder had been linked with a move to Arsenal and Real Madrid prior to joining Bayern Munich.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sanctions defender transfer

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sanctions defender transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have confirmed their defender Filipe Luis has left the club and returned to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

The Brazil international joined the Premier League champions from the La Liga giants last summer.

Wenger reveals Arsenal missed out on world class winger, says deal was close

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed the Gunners were "a few million" shy away from signing Eden Hazard before he signed for Chelsea.

The Blues won the Champions League in the 2011-12 season and the 24-year-old confirmed that he was joining the then European champions, snubbing the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City, who were all after his services.

Wenger allows defender join Arsenal’s Premier League rivals

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Arsenal have confirmed their defender George Dobson has completed a permanent move to West Ham United.

The teenager was leading the Gunners' Under-18′s during the 2014/15 season and Arsene Wenger has allowed the 17-year-old join their London rivals.

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West Ham hopeful over Alex Song deal

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Slaven Bilic insists West Ham have not given up on completing a permanent deal for Barcelona midfielder Alex Song.

Former Arsenal star Song will miss three months with ankle trouble, leaving the ex-Cameroon midfielder haggling with the Hammers over the length of a permanent contract.

Song spent last season on loan at Upton Park, and Barcelona are ready to let him return on a free transfer but new West Ham boss Bilic admitted talks are ongoing with the 27-year-old.

West Ham hopeful over Alex Song deal

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Slaven Bilic insists West Ham have not given up on completing a permanent deal for Barcelona midfielder Alex Song.

Former Arsenal star Song will miss three months with ankle trouble, leaving the ex-Cameroon midfielder haggling with the Hammers over the length of a permanent contract.

Song spent last season on loan at Upton Park, and Barcelona are ready to let him return on a free transfer but new West Ham boss Bilic admitted talks are ongoing with the 27-year-old.

Hull winger Robbie Brady joins Norwich in £7 million deal

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Norwich have announced the signing of winger Robbie Brady for a fee believed to be £7 million.

Brady has left relegated Hull to link up with the newly-promoted Canaries and agreed a three-year contract at Carrow Road.

The 23-year-old is Norwich boss Alex Neil's third recruit of the summer following the arrivals of Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu.

Hull winger Robbie Brady joins Norwich in £7 million deal

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Norwich have announced the signing of winger Robbie Brady for a fee believed to be £7 million.

Brady has left relegated Hull to link up with the newly-promoted Canaries and agreed a three-year contract at Carrow Road.

The 23-year-old is Norwich boss Alex Neil's third recruit of the summer following the arrivals of Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu.

Swansea defiant that Ashley Williams won’t be moving to Everton or Crystal Palace

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Swansea manager Garry Monk is adamant captain Ashley Williams will remain at the club despite speculation about his future.

Monk admits reports of interest in the defender from Everton and Crystal Palace is nothing new as the centre-back has been linked with various clubs every summer.

For that reason the Swans boss is not worried about the Wales international's immediate future.

Swansea defiant that Ashley Williams won’t be moving to Everton or Crystal Palace

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Swansea manager Garry Monk is adamant captain Ashley Williams will remain at the club despite speculation about his future.

Monk admits reports of interest in the defender from Everton and Crystal Palace is nothing new as the centre-back has been linked with various clubs every summer.

For that reason the Swans boss is not worried about the Wales international's immediate future.

Southampton complete loan signing of Steven Caulker

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Southampton have completed the loan signing of QPR defender Steven Caulker, Press Association Sport understands.

Toby Alderweireld's decision to join Tottenham and a serious knee injury sustained by Florin Gardos has heightened the need to bring in defensive reinforcements at St Mary's.

Saints manager Ronald Koeman has spoken of his wish to acquire at least one more centre-back, as well as add some extra height in defence a role it appears Caulker will now help fill.

Southampton complete loan signing of Steven Caulker

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Southampton have completed the loan signing of QPR defender Steven Caulker, Press Association Sport understands.

Toby Alderweireld's decision to join Tottenham and a serious knee injury sustained by Florin Gardos has heightened the need to bring in defensive reinforcements at St Mary's.

Saints manager Ronald Koeman has spoken of his wish to acquire at least one more centre-back, as well as add some extra height in defence a role it appears Caulker will now help fill.

Comparing the transfer spends of Chelsea vs. Arsenal

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Jose Mourinho has claimed Arsenal are "more than ready to be title contenders" after spending heavily in the transfer market.

Here is a comparison between the spending of Mourinho's Chelsea and Arsene Wenger's Arsenal over the last two years.

CHELSEA

2013/14:

Andre Schurrle £18million
Marco van Ginkel £8million
Cristian Cuevas £1.

Comparing the transfer spends of Chelsea vs. Arsenal

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Jose Mourinho has claimed Arsenal are "more than ready to be title contenders" after spending heavily in the transfer market.

Here is a comparison between the spending of Mourinho's Chelsea and Arsene Wenger's Arsenal over the last two years.

CHELSEA

2013/14:

Andre Schurrle £18million
Marco van Ginkel £8million
Cristian Cuevas £1.

Arsene Wenger defends Arsenal’s spending in transfer window

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Arsene Wenger has rejected claims from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho that Arsenal have abandoned their cautious transfer approach.

Chelsea manager Mourinho has suggested totting up Arsenal's spending in the last two years leads to a "surprise", resuming his sparring with Gunners boss Wenger.

Arsene Wenger defends Arsenal’s spending in transfer window

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Arsene Wenger has rejected claims from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho that Arsenal have abandoned their cautious transfer approach.

Chelsea manager Mourinho has suggested totting up Arsenal's spending in the last two years leads to a "surprise", resuming his sparring with Gunners boss Wenger.

Manchester United unlikely to bid on another center-back if they don’t get Sergio Ramos

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Manchester United are unlikely to bid for another center-back if they fail in their pursuit of Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos.

After claims Ramos wanted out of Real Madrid, United offered to swap David de Gea for the 29-year-old defender.

However, it has become increasingly apparent in recent weeks that proposal will not be accepted, with Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez recently stating he was "100 per cent" sure Ramos would stay.

Manchester United unlikely to bid on another center-back if they don’t get Sergio Ramos

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Manchester United are unlikely to bid for another center-back if they fail in their pursuit of Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos.

After claims Ramos wanted out of Real Madrid, United offered to swap David de Gea for the 29-year-old defender.

However, it has become increasingly apparent in recent weeks that proposal will not be accepted, with Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez recently stating he was "100 per cent" sure Ramos would stay.

Chelsea

Why Mourinho has a point about Arsenal spending

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Mourinho right to say Arsenal should be winning titles by DN While I know that Jose Mourinho's words this week on the subject of Arsenal were just an attempt to put some pressure on the club and Arsene Wenger ahead of the Community Shield and the start of the Premier League, I do think that [...]

Jose Mourinho makes jokes about Rafa Benitez’s weight

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Jose Mourinho has hit back at Rafael Benitez's wife with a remarkable jibe about his rival manager's weight.

Montserrat Seara had claimed in Spanish newspaper La Region that her husband "tidied up the mess" left behind by Mourinho after Benitez took over at Real Madrid this summer the third time he had joined a club previously managed by the Chelsea boss.

Jose Mourinho makes jokes about Rafa Benitez’s weight

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Jose Mourinho has hit back at Rafael Benitez's wife with a remarkable jibe about his rival manager's weight.

Montserrat Seara had claimed in Spanish newspaper La Region that her husband "tidied up the mess" left behind by Mourinho after Benitez took over at Real Madrid this summer the third time he had joined a club previously managed by the Chelsea boss.

Asmir Begovic targets starting role at Chelsea

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New Chelsea signing Asmir Begovic insists he has no desire to play second fiddle to first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Begovic joined the Blues from Premier League rivals Stoke on a four-year deal earlier this month following the departure of Petr Cech to Arsenal.

The move has raised questions of Begovic's motives, with Courtois firmly establishing himself as Chelsea's number one custodian in their Barclays Premier League title triumph last season.

Asmir Begovic targets starting role at Chelsea

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New Chelsea signing Asmir Begovic insists he has no desire to play second fiddle to first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Begovic joined the Blues from Premier League rivals Stoke on a four-year deal earlier this month following the departure of Petr Cech to Arsenal.

The move has raised questions of Begovic's motives, with Courtois firmly establishing himself as Chelsea's number one custodian in their Barclays Premier League title triumph last season.

Mourinho gives Wenger and Arsenal fans a right old laugh

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We knew that it would not take long and with Arsenal due to face Chelsea in the Community Shield game at Wembley on Sunday before the Premier League season kicks off next weekend, Jose Mourinho has not been able to help himself from having a dig during one of his pre-season press conferences. I very [.

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Danny Ings ready to be a team man for Liverpool

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Liverpool striker Danny Ings believes his all-action style can help make the jobs of the team's talented playmakers easier.

Daniel Sturridge's long injury lay-off last season meant the Reds lacked anyone who was willing to stretch opposition defenses, which impacted on the space the more creative players had to work in.

Danny Ings ready to be a team man for Liverpool

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Liverpool striker Danny Ings believes his all-action style can help make the jobs of the team's talented playmakers easier.

Daniel Sturridge's long injury lay-off last season meant the Reds lacked anyone who was willing to stretch opposition defenses, which impacted on the space the more creative players had to work in.

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Manchester United vs. PSG and MLS All-Stars vs. Spurs: TV times and open thread

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Kicking off at the same exact time tonight, you have two big matches —one featuring Manchester United against Paris Saint-Germain where the Red Devils will win the 2015 International Champions Cup with a victory tonight. And the second match is the MLS All-Star friendly between the MLS All-Stars and Tottenham Hotspur.

Newcastle Fans Want To Keep This Experienced Midfielder

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We thought that Cheick Tiote was almost certain to be sold this summer, after having a season interrupted by injury and not playing for us for the second half of the season at all. That was after he had picked up a knee injury at the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea in early [...]

Creating a Space for African-Americans and U.S. Soccer

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Guest post by DeVon Thompson

My name is DeVon, I am a soccer fan, a player and a hip-hop writer and blogger. I grew up in suburban America, a black girl who turned soccer at recess into a full-fledged childhood career with a local rec team. I was the quintessential suburban American soccer story, and then I played basketball and moved on track as a sprinter.

Chambers ready to push BFG out of Arsenal defence?

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I was getting a little concerned about the young Arsenal and England international star Calum Chambers and his place in the current Gunners side and I would not be surprised if the graduate from the Southampton academy had not been thinking the same at times this summer. Chambers hardly featured for Arsenal towards the end [.