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Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri set to leave Bayern Munich in January

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Liverpool transfer target Xherdan Shaqiri will be allowed to leave Bayern Munich in the January transfer window, according to reports. The...

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Bayern Munich plot bid for Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling

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German champions Bayern Munich will launch a bid for Liverpool's Raheem Sterling if they miss out on Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus,...

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Liverpool target Martin Odegaard training with Bayern Munich

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Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard's tour around some of Europe's top clubs has continued with a trip to Bayern Munich. The Bavarian...

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Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal target Marco Reus ‘would love to stay’ at Borussia Dortmund

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In-demand Marco Reus would love to stay at Borussia Dortmund, according to the German side's chief executive. The Germany international is...

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Liverpool consider Chelsea’s Petr Cech and Stoke’s Asmir Begovic as Timo Horn dismisses move

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Liverpool are weighing up approaches for Chelsea's Petr Cech and Stoke's Asmir Begovic after transfer target Timo Horn revealed he plans...

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Chelsea sensation Hazard makes shock admission over Bundesliga move

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Chelsea starlet Thorgan Hazard has made the surprising admission that he is keen to make his loan deal at Borussia Monchengladbach a permanent one at...

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Man Utd preparing £25m bid for ex-Chelsea star Arjen Robben

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Manchester United are planning a £25m move for former Chelsea star Arjen Robben, according to reports. Spanish source Fichajes says Louis van Gaal...

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Chelsea and Real Madrid target Marco Reus ‘starts Spanish lessons’

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Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their hopes of landing Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus after reports that he has started taking Spanish lessons....

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Liverpool plot January bid for Cologne keeper Timo Horn

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Liverpool are ready to make a January bid for Cologne goalkeeper Timo Horn, according to reports. The Germany Under-21 international is one of a host...

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Man Utd prepare move for ex-Chelsea star Arjen Robben

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Manchester United are planning a move for former Chelsea star Arjen Robben, according to reports. The Daily Mail says Louis van Gaal wants the Bayern...

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Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool given hope over Marco Reus

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Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have been given hope over landing Dortmund star Marco Reus after the German club insisted Real Madrid are not in pole...

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Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool given hope over Marco Reus

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Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have been given hope over landing Dortmund star Marco Reus after the German club insisted Real Madrid are not in pole...

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Arsenal line up £20m for Christoph Kramer

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Arsenal are plotting a £20m bid for Germany World Cup winner Christoph Kramer if they fail to land Real Madrid's Sami Khedira, according to...

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Arsenal line up £20m for Christoph Kramer

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Arsenal are plotting a £20m bid for Germany World Cup winner Christoph Kramer if they fail to land Real Madrid's Sami Khedira, according to...

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Spurs linked with Maccabi Tel Aviv playmaker Eran Zahavi

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Tottenham are in the race to sign Maccabi Tel Aviv star Eran Zahavi, according to reports in Israel. The 27-year-old playmaker is also a target for...

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Spurs linked with Maccabi Tel Aviv playmaker Eran Zahavi

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Tottenham are in the race to sign Maccabi Tel Aviv star Eran Zahavi, according to reports in Israel. The 27-year-old playmaker is also a target for...

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Arsenal want Spurs defender Vlad Chiriches

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Tottenham centre-back Vlad Chiriches is a transfer target for north London rivals Arsenal, according to reports. The Romania international, who...

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Jurgen Klopp insists he will not jump ship to Arsenal

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Jurgen Klopp has insisted he will not walk out on Borussia Dortmund and join Arsenal as the club prepares for a relegation dogfight after the...

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Man Utd favourites to sign Arsenal target Mats Hummels

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Manchester United are the favourites to sign Arsenal target Mats Hummels with the centre-back keen to now end his spell with Dortmund, according to...

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Arsenal, Man Utd and Chelsea target Goncalo Guedes set to sign new Benfica deal

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Benfica starlet Goncalo Guedes dubbed the new Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly on the verge of signing a new contract. The...

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Americans Abroad

Two of a Kind

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To an extent, that is. John Anthony Brooks and Sacha Kljestan each bagged a goal last night, and they were kiiinda similar in appearance. The Hertha defender hit the opener in a kooky 4-4 Bundesliga draw at Eintracht Frankfurt, while Inspector Kljouseau called off the scoring in a 3-0 cup win at Zulte-Waregem.

Our first managerial prodigy?

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Go check out my interview with Nate Weiss, an American Abroad who has quietly earned a youth coaching job with the DfB, Germany's national federation. How he got there is a wild story. If you do not know the name already, it may behoove to learn it now.- Greg Seltzer

Arsenal

Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal target Marco Reus fined £427,000 for driving without licence

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Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal target Marco Reus has been fined a massive £427,000 for driving without a licence, according to reports in...

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Why Schalke defender’s transfer is PERFECT move for Arsenal

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If this particular Arsenal transfer rumour, then I am one Gooner who is hoping that Arsene Wenger is serious and can complete the deal in the January transfer window, although that is not likely to be easy. Benedikt Howedes is, in my opinion, the perfect transfer target for Arsenal. The 26-year old a very talented [.

Chambers sees red, Meyer shines – The 10 Series best youngsters in Europe 2014/15 review, week 11

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Chambers sees red, Meyer shines The 10 Series best youngsters in Europe 2014/15 review, week 11 is a post from: Just Football

The 10 Seriesis our annual feature onJust Footballin which – if you don't know by now – we selected the 60 best young players in Europe to watch in 2014/15in six major European leagues, with stars of the future selected from England, Spain,France, Germany, Italyand the Netherlands.

Per Mertesacker says Dortmund did Arsenal a favour by ‘smashing’ them

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Per Mertesacker says Dortmund did Arsenal a favour when they "smashed" the Gunners 2-0 in Germany. The north Londoners responded to that...

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Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker got out of military service by claiming to be too tall for a tank

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Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker says he got out of doing military service by claiming to be too tall to fit in a tank. The young Mertesacker was...

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Latest Arsenal Transfer News: Tottenham defender linked

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Latest Arsenal Transfer News: Tottenham defender linked - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thinks he has too many strikers at disposal and therefore is planning to offload Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell, when the transfer window opens in January.

Both Podolski and Campbell have struggled to get regular games this season, and have dropped down the pecking orders at the club.

Latest Arsenal Transfer News: Tottenham defender linked

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Latest Arsenal Transfer News: Tottenham defender linked - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thinks he has too many strikers at disposal and therefore is planning to offload Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell, when the transfer window opens in January.

Both Podolski and Campbell have struggled to get regular games this season, and have dropped down the pecking orders at the club.

Five Bundesliga players who could make Premier League transfer in January

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Five Bundesliga players who could make Premier League transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Inrecent years Premier League clubs have spent big in the January transfer window. Chelsea signing Fernando Torres for then-record transfer fee in 2011, Liverpool splasing£35m on Andy Carroll while Manchester United spent over£30m on Juan Mata last January are some of the examples that come to mind.

German Bundesliga

Welcome to Berlin: Thriving City, Champions League final hosts, No Decent Football Teams

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The Champions League trophy will arrive in Berlin next summer but its stay will be short. After the champion grabs it with both hands and thrusts it into the Berlin night sky there won't be an opportunity for the trophy to see the sights from an open top bus as it will be packed into its case and whisked away to a jubilant city, leaving Berlin without a European champion.

3 to see: The MLS Cup final, Bayern Munich v Bayer Leverkusen and Brazil’s relegation decider

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Three to See shows some love to the Americas this week, both North and South, as the MLS Cup final pits LA Galaxy against New England Revolution while Brazil's Serie A reaches its conclusion with Sao Paolo giant Palmeiras once again battling against relegation.

Labours at Leverkusen: Josip Drmic struggling to break through at Bayer

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ByTerry Duffelen

What makes this game of football so glorious, yet so difficult to analyse, is that a player's entire narrative can change dramatically within an hour.

Up until Saturday 29th November, Josip Drmić had had a pretty underwhelming season so far for his new club Bayer Leverkusen.

Berahino on the naughty step – The 10 Series best youngsters in Europe 2014/15 review, week 10

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The 10 Seriesis our annual feature onJust Footballin which – if you don't know by now – we selected the 60 best young players in Europe to watch in 2014/15in six major European leagues, with stars of the future selected from England, Spain,France, Germany, Italyand the Netherlands.

Berahino on the naughty step – The 10 Series best youngsters in Europe 2014/15 review, week 10

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Berahino on the naughty step – The 10 Series best youngsters in Europe 2014/15 review, week 10 is a post from: Just Football

The 10 Seriesis our annual feature onJust Footballin which – if you don't know by now – we selected the 60 best young players in Europe to watch in 2014/15in six major European leagues, with stars of the future selected from England, Spain,France, Germany, Italyand the Netherlands.

Real Madrid

Who Should Win “Coach of the Year”?

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Who Should Win "Coach of the Year"? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Belowis a statistics comparison in the year 2014 between the 3 coaches shortlisted for FIFA's Coach of the Year award: Carlo Ancelotti, Diego Simeone, and Joachim Loew. Ancelotti's 3 main points going for him to win the award is the Champions League win (of course) which he achieved in dominating fashion, the fact that he's likely to finish the year with 4 titles as Real Madrid compete for the Club World Cup in December, and the fact that he is the only coach in Real Madrid history to win 16 matches in a row.

Ronaldo, Messi and Neuer Nominated For Ballon d’Or

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The three finalists for this year's FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the best player of 2014 have been released. As expected the nominees are Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Lionel Messi (Argentina) and Manuel Neuer (Germany).

Current holder Ronaldo and Messi have already won the award six times between them and the Real Madrid star is expected to repeat his win from last season after scoring 50 goals in 46 appearances for club and country in 2014 while also helping Real win the Champions League, Copa del Rey and UEFA Super Cup.

Ronaldo, Messi and Neuer Nominated For Ballon d’Or

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The three finalists for this year's FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the best player of 2014 have been released. As expected the nominees are Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Lionel Messi (Argentina) and Manuel Neuer (Germany).

Current holder Ronaldo and Messi have already won the award six times between them and the Real Madrid star is expected to repeat his win from last season after scoring 50 goals in 46 appearances for club and country in 2014 while also helping Real win the Champions League, Copa del Rey and UEFA Super Cup.

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Women’s Football Rankings: Germany New Leaders After USA’s 7-Year Domination

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The final edition of the year of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking finally has a new leader after the USA's seven-year domination. And it's Germany!

Thanks to away wins against Sweden and England, Germany have now held on to the top spot for the first time in seven years.

Busy Busy Busy

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It is quite rare and also awesome that we get a good early look at several upcoming USMNT friendly opponents. And it seems I will be getting a couple nice visits. I should probably mop, or something.- Greg Seltzer