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Luis Suarez – Replacing The Irreplaceable?

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Luis Suarez Replacing The Irreplaceable? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Be it the acquisition of a major international name, or the return of a prodigal hero, the flamboyant unveiling of a major signing by the world's biggest clubs has long since become part and parcel of the realm of modern football.

SUAREZ ALMOST JOINED REAL MADRID LAST SEASON!

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Ex- Liverpool striker Luis Suarez nearly moved to Spanish giants Real Madrid in a £50 million deal.

The Daily Star claims that a serious offer was made by Real Madrid to Liverpool sign Suarez, who was serving a ten-match ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ibramovic at the time.

Liverpool Table Shock Bid To Land Marco Reus

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Liverpool is reportedly targeting Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus in an audacious £45m raid according to reports in the Guardian.
Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers has bagged a reported £75m from the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona and has already started to invest well in the summer transfer market having brought in Southampton pair Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana as well as German midfielder Emre Can, but it seems the Northern Irishman has further targets in mind.

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Barcelona’s £16million Signing of Jeremy Mathieu Is Bad Business For The Blaugrana

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Barcelona have confirmed the signing of defender Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia for £16million. The move displays the Catalan club's continued deficit in the quality of defensive footballers compared to their attacking counterparts.

The 30-year-old was a left-back for most of his career but has been moved to center-back due to his pace and quality out wide rescinding with age.

Sevilla Loanee Iago Aspas Believes Luis Suarez Has Been “Treated Like A Murderer”

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Iago Aspas, on loan at Sevilla from Liverpool, told the Spanish radio stationCadena Cope that he understands why his former team-mate Luis Suarez has been banned from playing. However, even though this latest offense is Suarez's third time biting someone, Aspas believes that the Barcelona striker's ban from all soccer-related activities is excessive.

Iago Aspas Reckons FIFA Have Treated Ex-Liverpool Teammate Luis Suarez Like A ‘Murderer’

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By Chris Wright

"He says he's got hostages, five more inside"

Ex-Liverpool employee Iago Aspas has claimed that former teammate Luis Suarezhas been treated like a "murderer" by FIFA after biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

Aspas, who recently joined Sevilla on loan for the whole of next season after a dismal year at Anfield, toldSpanish radio station Cadena Cope that while he thought Suarez should been banned from playing, the Uruguayan striker'sban from all football-related activity by FIFA was more befitting of a killer.

FC Barcelona signs Jeremy Mathieu for €20 Million

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Barcelona Football Club has announced the much awaited signing of defender Jeremy Mathieu from fellow Spanish Club, Valencia. The transfer of the French national was stuck up for sometime with dispute arising about the final fee and the way in it will be structured. But finally it looks Barca has succumbed to Valencia's demand and agreed to pay €20 Million.

Barcelona’s Bojan Krkic Joins Stoke City On A Four Year Deal

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Stoke City have announced the signing of 23-year-old Barcelona La Masia product, Bojan Krkic.

The Spanish striker, who has spent loan spells with AS Roma, Ajax and AC Milan, has signed a four-year deal with the Premier League side.

An official announcement was issued via Stoke City's Twitter account:

"#HolaBojan Stoke City are delighted to confirm the signing of Bojan Krkic from FCBarcelona on a 4-year deal.

Xavi Hernandez Says No to MLS And Decides to Remain At Barcelona, Says Report

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Despite recent reports, Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has told new manager Luis Enrique that he is staying with the club and will resume training with the first team on Thursday.

The 34-year-old Spanish international had been the subject of transfer speculation the past few days, being linked with a move to New York City FC of MLS and Al Arabi in Qatar.

LA LIGA : As Colombia’s James Rodriguez Arrives At Real Madrid, Barca’s Xavi Departs For New York City

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Colombia's World Cup star James Rodriguez is finally arriving at the Glitzy Galactico Gatosphere (oops, 'Gato' in Spanish actually translates to 'cat') that is Real Madrid!

Remember, Real are the Kings of Post-World Championship Star purchases (i.e. Ronaldo in 2002, Cannavaro in 2006, Toni Kroos 2014 etc) and Rodriguez is another stellar addition to their cast.

Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu Mocks Cristiano Ronaldo’s Signature Celebration (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

To be honest, I've always found the whole hype overEl Clasico a bit much. However, young Gerard Deulofeu has done his best to get in a pre-season dig at Barcelona's rivals Real Madrid.

The playmaker, who enjoyed a fine time at Goodison Park last season, performed his own version of Cristiano Ronaldo's goal celebration as a team-mate drove by in the club car-park.

FC Barcelona 2014/15 Nike Away Kit

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FC Barcelona and technical sponsor Nike have unveiled the Spanish club's away kit for the [...]

Messi Will Most Likely Never Be The Best Ever And That’s Okay

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Following Sunday's World Cup final loss to Germany, albeit in extra time, Lionel Messi's legacy took a sharp hit. If he never wins the game's most prestigious trophy, Messi will never be considered the greatest soccer player ever, and that's okay because he is already an iconic figure in the sport with a lot more to contribute.

FIFA Tell Barca No Suarez Presentation

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Louis Suarez's dream of being presented in front of a stadium full of adoring Barcelona fans has been stopped by FIFA, which have basically told Barcelona to have Suarez sign his new contract in a back room somewhere.

Barca had wanted to roll out the red carpet for their record breaking summer signing from Liverpool.

Arsenal

Why Arsenal fans should get excited about the club’s latest steal from Barcelona

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WOW! Messi to Arsenal transfer not a pipe dream after all?

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I got a lot of stick from some Arsenal fans after writing an article last year about the Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi possibly coming to play for Arsenal. Now I am not saying that I was right, because I wrote the story as an April Fool's Day piece, but amazingly, The Express are [...]

‘He Never Wanted Arsenal Return’ – Chelsea Boss Jose Mourinho Denies Fabregas’ Gunners Dream

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By Alan Duffy

Never one to shy away from a contentious comment, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that his £27million midfielder Cesc Fabregas never wanted to return to former club Arsenal this summer.

Asked whether it had been difficult to persuade Fabregas to move to Stamford Bridge, Mourinho said:

"I spoke with him for 20 minutes.

Rodgers reveals reason (he reckons) for Sanchez choosing Arsenal

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Last summer definitely saw Liverpool get one over on Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger making the infamous bid for Luis Suarez of one pound over £40 million. That may or may not have triggered a release clause in the cannibalistic Uruguayan striker's contract, but they stood firm and used the opportunity to take the mickey and [.

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FC BARCELONA SIGNS JEREMY MATHIEU FROM VALENCIA CF

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Barcelona sign Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia for €20m

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Barcelona sign Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia for €20m - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 30 year-old defender Jeremy Mathieu has signed for Barcelona on a four-year contract after his£15.8 million release clause was activated.

A statement from the club has said: "The cost of the transfer is 20 million Euros and the buyout clause will be 50 million Euros.

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Manchester United target hints at Barcelona move

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Manchester United target hints at Barcelona move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dutch World Cup star Daley Blind has dropped a major hint that he could join Spanish giants Barcelona in the summer. The 24 year old spent a few days in the Catalan capital with his friends as he enjoyed his vacation after the World Cup in Brazil.

Barcelona bid €35m to land €42m Manchester United target

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Barcelona bid €35m to land €42m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It certainly seems a three way transfer tussle is on full flow for Colombia's World Cup star Juan Cuadrado.After we reported yesterday citing Spanish daily that Bayern Munich were willing to offer €42m for Juan Cuadrado, Spanish site ABC Deportes has now claimed that the Catalan giants have put in a €35m for the 26 year old.

CONFIRMED: Stoke City complete Bojan Krkić signing from Barcelona

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CONFIRMED: Stoke City complete Bojan Krkić signing from Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Stoke City have confirmed the signing of Bojan Krkić from Barcelona on a four-year deal on Tuesday evening.

"Spanish ace signs four-year deal as City secure fifth signing of the summer.

The transfer saga of €42m rated Manchester United target explained

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The transfer saga of €42m rated Manchester United target explained - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The post World Cup hyperbole seems to be kicking in for every Colombian player who enthralled the biggest of stages in Brazil in their run to the quarter finals. Every four years a handful of young sensations fresh from their 'biggest stage' exploits are touted for a move to the most illustrious clubs around who rub shoulders in the highest echelons of European football.

Agent: €22m Manchester United summer target could join Barcelona

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The agent of Ajax star and Manchester United summer target Daley Blind has hinted the Netherlands World Cup star could join Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils appointed Louis van Gaal as their new manager after the Dutchman took over the reigns at Old Trafford completing World Cup duty with the Netherlands national team.

Liverpool, United & Arsenal chase €22m Dutch World Cup hero

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According to reports in Spanish newspaper Mundo Deperotivo, Premier League giants Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are all interested to sign €22m Dutch World Cup star Daley Blind from Ajax.

Liverpool star denies selling restaurant, sparks transfer move

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Liverpool star denies selling restaurant, sparks transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sometimes being a vice captain of a club doesn't help. Daniel Agger was clearly Liverpool's third choice centre back last season with Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho being the preferred first choice centre back pair for the Merseyside giants.

Chelsea legend urges new club to sign former Barcelona striker

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According to reports in Italian website TMW, Roma's new signing Ashley Cole has reportedlytalked about the possibility of Samuel Eto'o joining him in the Italian capital.

Eto'o has been out of contract after Chelsea released him in the summer and there were reports in May that the Giallorossi were interested in the former Barcelona striker.

Chelsea legend urges new club to sign former Barcelona striker

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According to reports in Italian website TMW, Roma's new signing Ashley Cole has reportedlytalked about the possibility of Samuel Eto'o joining him in the Italian capital.

Eto'o has been out of contract after Chelsea released him in the summer and there were reports in May that the Giallorossi were interested in the former Barcelona striker.

Luis Suarez: Hero but NOT Liverpool Legend

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Luis Suarez: Hero but NOT Liverpool Legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So it's settled then. Luis Suarezis set to join Barcelona for a deal worth £75 million. For a lot of Liverpool fans it is and will remain a divisive issue over the coming season as to whether selling our best player leaves us in a weaker or ironically stronger position over the next twelve months.

Luis Suarez: Hero but NOT Liverpool Legend

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Luis Suarez: Hero but NOT Liverpool Legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So it's settled then. Luis Suarezis set to join Barcelona for a deal worth £75 million. For a lot of Liverpool fans it is and will remain a divisive issue over the coming season as to whether selling our best player leaves us in a weaker or ironically stronger position over the next twelve months.

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Report: Xavi to stay with Barcelona

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Talk about a U-turn.

Xavi has opted to remain at Barcelona and will not be joining New York City FC for its inaugural MLS season as was recently believed, according to the latest reports from Spain. Xavi is expected to remain with the Spanish giants for the 2014-15 season, a surprising move given that Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu recently stated that Xavi would be on the move.

Bojan Krkic signs for Stoke City

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FC Barcelona has announced that La Masia product Bojan Krkic will be joining English Premier League club Stoke City this coming season. Bojan Krkic is expected to sign a four year deal with the English Club. This will be the start of yet another chapter in his footballing career which has gone sideways more than going forward.

United make £27m offer for World Cup star

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Manchester United have made a €35m £27.7m offer for Colombia international Angel Cuadrado, according to reports in a Spanish newspaper, which suggest United are looking to beat Barcelona in the race to the Fiorentina winger.

United had already tabled two separate offers for the Colombian two weeks ago, the first one thought to be in the region of €25m £19.

Ronaldinho macht gegen Milan was er will

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Ein kurzer Clip der Ronaldinho auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Fußballkarriere zeigt. Unglaublich wie er seine chancenlosen Gegener austrickst, der Mann war zu dieser Zeit kaum mit fairen Mitteln aufzuhalten.Ronaldinho macht gegen Milan was er will

Andres Iniesta Knighted By ‘Illustrious And Noble Order Of The Wooden Spoon’ While On Holiday (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

What with his eponymous wine bodegaand aburgeoning acting career to juggle, Andres Iniesta certainly has plenty of extra-curricular activities to keep him busy during the fallow months withan incredibly nerdy-looking holiday excursion nowflesh further fleshing out the Barcelona midfielder's non-footballing CV.

Recreativo Huelva vs Barcelona 2014 Highlights Friendly 0-1 Roman Goal Video

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Bieler Linked with a Move Back to Ecuador

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Matt Besler isn't the only player with interest abroad right now that plays for Sporting KC. Word out of Ecuador today is that Barcelona SC (the one in Ecuador) is interested in bringing in Sporting KC designated player, Claudio Bieler. The team's manager, Ruben Israel is apparently for the move. Barcelona (who oddly enough played Kansas City in the Copa Mercanorte in 2001) is apparently looking to put the investment in to bring Bieler back to Ecuador.

REAL MADRID THE MOST VALUABLE SPORTING CLUB IN THE WORLD

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Barcelona 2014/15 Nike Away Kit On Sale!

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Barcelona will be looking to wrestle the LA Liga title back off of Atletico Madrid this coming season and having added Luis Suarez to their front line who would back against them and having already secured the service's of star striker an serial biter Luis Suarez, NIKE have also launched their new 2014/15 away kit for next season which should be popular amongst the neutrals as well as the Catalan Army!