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Man Utd expected to move for Paris Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani

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Manchester United are planning to check on the availability of Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani despite not having a manager....

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PSG, Monaco and Bayern battle for Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny

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Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny is reported to be a transfer target for Paris Saint Germain, Monaco and Bayern Munich. The trio of clubs are all...

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Man Utd target Paul Pogba will stay at Juventus

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Juventus claim Paul Pogba will be staying with them this summer despite interest from Manchester United and a reported €70m offer on the table from Paris Saint Germain. That's according to the Serie A side's chief executive Beppe Marotta, who claims that Juve will prioritise success on the field over turning a sizeable profit by [.

Arsenal linked with PSG’s £17m-rated Marco Verratti

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Arsenal are plotting a summer swoop for Paris Saint Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, according to reports in his native Italy. The 21-year-old, who is due to line up against Chelsea this evening in the Champions League quarter-final second leg, joined the French champions in 2012. The Gunners are ready to offer £17m to land the [.

Tim Sherwood slaps £100m asking price on Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris

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Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood demonstrated that he is a graduate of the Dr Evil school of negotiation by putting a £100m valuation on goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The France international has been linked with summer moves to Paris Saint Germain and Atletico Madrid, but Sherwood is hoping to price his keeper out of the market.

Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris linked with PSG, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona

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There are fresh rumours linking Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris with a move away from White Hart Lane this summer. The France skipper has been linked with a switch to Paris Saint Germain for some time, with the former Lyon man reportedly ready to force a move if as looks inevitable the north Londoners [.

Ex-Chelsea star Salomon Kalou reveals he turned down Arsenal in January

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Former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou has revealed he rejected the chance to join Arsenal during January. The Lille man was repeatedly linked with the Gunners ahead of the last transfer window and he has now confirmed that an approach was made. But the Ivory Coast international turned down an offer to join Arsene Wenger's side [.

Videos

The Win Crowd

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Yeah, Alejandro Bedoya was along with all the cool kids today, scoring the second goal in a 6-2 Nantes romp at Valenciennes. The American scored in both games as his side pulled off the season sweep, with this one taking his total to five.Clip to come...- Greg Seltzer

Goal scored by Bedoya... Assist to Jolazo

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Yep, another NSC reader makes the video find. Nice work, sir. Not unlike Nantes #10 Alejandro Bedoya's fourth Ligue 1 goal of the season, the late "oh well" strike in a 3-1 loss at Monaco. - Greg Seltzer

Ex-Man Utd and Spurs star Dimitar Berbatov wants a movie career

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Monaco striker Dimitar Berbatov has revealed that he is planning a career in acting when he hangs up his boots. The former Manchester United and Spurs man has set his sights on following former United great Eric Cantona into the movies. The 33-year-old said: "You know, I've played the way I play all my life, [.

English Premier League

Manchester United show interest in French left-back

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Manchester United show interest in French left-back - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It doesn't need any rocket science to understand that a massive rebuilding work will take place next season at Manchester United. There could be a mass exodus and like wise, there could be few additions as well, with manager David Moyes will be given the funds to sculpt the squad according to his own taste.

France job gives Arsenal an easy way out with Wenger

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It sounds to me as if Arsenal are firmly in the driving seat when it comes to Arsene Wenger and his future as manager of the club. The Frenchman has basically said that he will not walk away from the club, which means that if Arsenal want him to stay and offer him a new [...]

Arsene Wenger to quit at the end of the season?

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Arsene Wenger to quit at the end of the season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger may leave the club at the end of the season, with TuttoMercatoWeb claiming that the Frenchman is considering his next move.

Wenger, in his 1000th match in charge, watched his Arsenal side get taken apart by Chelsea on Saturday, with the 6-0 scoreline making it a day to forget for the 64-year-old.

€30m Man Utd target refuses to rule out future Arsenal move

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€30m Man Utd target refuses to rule out future Arsenal move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann insists he is not yet considering leaving the Spanish club, but has dropped hints that he could end up at Arsenal in the near future.

Speaking to El Mundo Deportivo, the 23-year-old said:"PSG,Juventus, Arsenal,Real Madrid, Real Sociedad.

Arsenal attacking star set to be forced out of the club

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Arsenal attacking star set to be forced out of the club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal attacker Olivier Giroud could leave the club this summer, with his wife reportedly willing the striker to return to France in order to save their struggling marriage.

The 27-year-old was revealed to have cheated on his wife, Jennifer, with modelCelia Kay last month, and while the couple have reportedly begun to reconcile, Giroud has been told the only way they can get past his infidelity together is to move back to the continent.

Chelsea

Belgium boss says Eden Hazard should quit Chelsea for PSG

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Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has suggested that Eden Hazard should leave Chelsea for Paris Saint Germain this summer in order to become a better player. Wilmots should Hazard should give "serious consideration" to joining the French champions. He believes the Blues star would benefit from working with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and would take his game to [.

Belgium boss says Eden Hazard should quit Chelsea for PSG

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Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has suggested that Eden Hazard should leave Chelsea for Paris Saint Germain this summer in order to become a better player. Wilmots should Hazard should give "serious consideration" to joining the French champions. He believes the Blues star would benefit from working with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and would take his game to [.

Top five conclusions: Chelsea 2-0 Paris Saint Germain

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1. Jose knows the luxury of a dependable defence When Jose Mourinho described the three plans he had for the game, he did not mention much about his defence because they require much less consideration. He had contingencies should an injury or something were to happen to his back five but the focus of his [.

Tactical Review: Chelsea 2-0 Paris Saint Germain

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This was a night perfectly made for the Special One. He needed to produce some Mourinho magic for an encounter as difficult as this game was always going to be. The man may not actually do miracles but his meticulous planning pushes him as closer to that as possible. After the game, he told ITV: [...

Chelsea scouts watch Arsenal target Serge Aurier

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Chelsea scouts reportedly watched Toulouse defender Serge Aurier in action last weekend. The young right-back is also a target for Arsenal. He has spoken about how he would jump at the chance to join the north London club and was even pictured in a Gunners replica kit. But it seems the Blues are keeping tabs [.

Preview: Chelsea vs Paris Saint Germain

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After Chelsea's chances of progressing were undermined by an uncharacteristically poor defensive display in Paris last Wednesday, Jose Mourinho will have to try to imitate or even better what Roberto Di Matteo did with the Blues two years ago. In 2012, Chelsea overturned a 3-1 first leg deficit at Stamford Bridge in the round of [.

Spoof: Exclusive interview with Zlatan ahead of Chelsea clash

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Paris Saint Germain are on the cusp of knocking Chelsea out of the Champions League and progressing to the semi-final, yet they may have to do it without their talisman, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after he picked up an injury in the 3-1 first leg win. OTP caught up with the Swedish striker over a chai latte [.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard: “If my wife tells me, ‘I want to go to PSG’, I will have to take it into account”

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Eden Hazard has suggested he would have to consider a move to Paris Saint Germain if his wife wanted to make the switch to the French capital. The Chelsea star has been heavily linked with a big-money switch to PSG in recent weeks, and his latest comments will do nothing to make those rumours go [...

PSG’s Chelsea heartbreaker Javier Pastore dismisses Liverpool link

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Liverpool target Javier Pastore will not be joining the Merseysiders from Paris Saint Germain this summer, according to his agent. Pastore, who scored the vital third goal in PSG's 3-1 over Chelsea on Wednesday night, has been out of favour with the Ligue 1 champions this season, starting just 12 league games.

Man City meet Chelsea target Radamel Falcao for talks

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Manchester City could be about to pip Chelsea to the signing of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao. Jose Mourinho's side have been heavily linked with a summer bid for the Colombia international in recent months, but City executives are reported to have held talks with Falcao, his agent and Monaco's hierarchy.

Ezequiel Lavezzi’s agents ‘in talks with Chelsea’

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Fresh from tormenting Chelsea and scoring the opening goal against them last night, Paris Saint Germain's Ezequiel Lavezzi could be set to join Jose Mourinho's side this summer. That's according to reports from Sky Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, who has suggested that the Argentina international's agents are already in discussions with the Blues over [.

Tactical Review: Paris Saint Germain 3-1 Chelsea

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Paris Saint Germain boss Laurent Blanc may have admitted that he doesn't do a great deal of coaching work, but he is certainly a scheming manager. His tactical approach to the game had to do with Chelsea's recent history of struggles against compact teams. Blanc knew the threat Chelsea team would pose on the break [.

Preview: Paris Saint Germain vs Chelsea

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Two teams that have constantly been rumoured to be planning on raiding each other for talent in the summer meet in the Champions League quarter-finals tomorrow evening. Though they wil employ contrasting styles, both sides will be going for a win. For a team that has already won its domestic league, PSG fielded a surprising [.

Man Utd and Chelsea on alert as Edinson Cavani drops transfer hint

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Manchester United and Chelsea target Edinson Cavani has hinted that he could quit Paris Saint Germain this summer. The Uruguayan striker has been in decent form since his £54m from Napoli last summer. But there has been persistent rumours that he is unhappy at being played out of position so that Zlatan Ibrahimovic can play [.

PSG step-up efforts to sign Chelsea pair Oscar and Eden Hazard

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Paris-Saint Germain are reportedly pushing forward with an attempt to sign Chelsea star Oscar less than a week before the two sides meet in the Champions League quarter-final. And they've also been dropping hint that they would quite like to take Eden Hazard to Parc des Princes, too. The Ligue 1 champions are considering [.

Exuberant Paris Saint-Germain can gun down Jose Mourino’s Chelsea

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Ahead of their Champions League quarter-final it's noticeable that both clubs have some notable similarities to each another. For instance, both PSG and Chelsea currently sit at the top of their domestic leagues. Likewise, both clubs have owners who don't shy away from flaunting their riches for their clubs.

Chelsea blocking PSG stars’ £1m per player bonus

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Mettre des buts Zlatanesques ! #monsuperpouvoir pic.twitter.com/PkeQJuUkMd PSG Officiel (@PSG_inside) March 20, 2014 If Chelsea had any doubts about whether Paris Saint Germain will be up for their Champions League quarter final meeting next month, this ought to clarify the situation. Reports in France suggest the the Ligue 1 champions' squad has been promised [.

World Cup

The Chosen Few x Ahmed Mounir Football fans are known for the...

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The Chosen Few x Ahmed Mounir

Football fans are known for the seemingly religious devotion with which they support their teams, but a recent a recent project by Egyptian graphic designer Ahmed Mounir takes that notion and runs with it.

World Cup 2014: Can France Banish Demons in South America?

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The French national team spectacularly imploded during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, with Raymond Domenech'sside crashing out of the tournament, bottom of Group A with a solitary point, as humiliation engulfed one of the most well respected footballing nations on the planet.

Nicolas Anelka's expulsion from the squad following a bitter altercation with Domenechheralded an unprecedented backlash from the remaining players, who refused to train in the aftermath, as French football plunged into crisis.

Up-Close: France 2014 World Cup Nike Home Jersey

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Among one of the first new national team jerseys launched by Nike last November, the [...]

Oooh, it looks soooo goood.

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I love a good documentary, especially ones that take us even further into stories we already know well. Tomorrow night at 8 pm ET, Fox Sports 1 will kick off a series of six World Cup documentaries to get your spirit revving. The first edition covers the 2011 Japan WNT, on a general topic that may be rather bittersweet for the US ladies and their fans.

A Monument to Losing: The Importance of World Cup...

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A Monument to Losing: The Importance of World Cup Heartbreak

ByZack Goldman

No feeling is more coveted in football than World Cup triumph.

But, is there any one more fascinating—or important—as World Cup heartbreak?

The Rest

Top five conclusions: Paris Saint Germain 3-1 Chelsea

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1. Mourinho needs a gentler way of dealing with Torres. Jose Mourinho may have made public his dissatisfaction with his three strikers, but he admitted in the post-match press conference that his team ultimately needs to leave the goalscoring role to strikers. Mourinho's initial comments that he didn't have a striker rejuvenated Samuel Eto'o in [.

World Cup Contenders Face Selection Headaches

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The World Cup countdown is into double figures, and for most, the last friendlies have been played before coaches across the globe announce their squads to board the plane to Rio.

But for some of the biggest sides, there may be a packet of paracetamol next to the final squad list, as managers amongst the world's elite face some difficult selection headaches.

New Soccer Documentary Series Coming To FOX Sports 1

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In what is sure to be the first of many soccer programs coming out prior to the World Cup, FOX Sports has announced a new documentary series showcasing six unique soccer stories from around the globe. The series titled Rise As One will air in more than 55 countries around the world and feature stories that are sure to peak the interest of every soccer fan.