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Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 8-13, 2017

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The 2017/18 season of the Premier League kicked off on a Friday for the first time as Arsenal hosted Leicester, which drew 375,000 viewers on NBCSN, up 80% from last season’s opener between Hull and Leicester on CNBC. Premier League viewership peaked at 1.028 million viewers on Sunday afternoon for Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat of newly-promoted Newcastle.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 8-13, 2017

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The 2017/18 season of the Premier League kicked off on a Friday for the first time as Arsenal hosted Leicester, which drew 375,000 viewers on NBCSN, up 80% from last season’s opener between Hull and Leicester on CNBC. Premier League viewership peaked at 1.028 million viewers on Sunday afternoon for Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat of newly-promoted Newcastle.

Leicester reject fresh bid from Roma for Mahrez

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Leicester City have rejected the latest bid from AS Roma for Riyad Mahrez, according to sources in Italy.

Mahrez has been linked with a move to the Italian capital all summer with Leicester already rejecting an earlier of €37 million for the Algeria international. Roma’s director of football, Ramon Verdejo or Monchi as he is commonly known, is personally involved in the pursuit of Mahrez and came back with another offer of €40 million which has also been thwarted by Leicester.

Leicester City stand firm over Riyad Mahrez transfer

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Leicester City are set to reject a third bid from AS Roma for winger Riyad Mahrez.

The Serie A side have already had offers of £20m and £27m knocked back, while an increased bid of £31.8m still falls short of Leicester’s £50m valuation.

Roma have set a deadline of August 15 for their offer to be accepted, but according to the Mirror the Foxes will rebuff this latest attempt to lure Mahrez to Italy.

Wenger lauds Giroud as Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed “relief” over Olivier Giroud’s decision to stay after the France striker earned his side a breathless 4-3 win against Leicester City.

Giroud came off the bench with Arsenal trailing 3-2 in Friday’s Premier League curtain-raiser at the Emirates Stadium and after fellow substitute Aaron Ramsey equalised, he headed in an 85th-minute winner.

Premier League: Arsenal Win Incredible Opener After Dramatic 4-3 Victory Over Leicester (Photos & Video)

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The 2017/18 Premier League season got off to a thunderous start at the Emirates on Friday night, with Arsenal coming back to win 4-3 against Leicester in a cracking game.

The Gunners got off to the perfect start, with record-signing Alexandre Lacazette scoring after just 94 seconds, via his his first-ever shot in the Premier League.

Arsenal v Leicester – Giroud seals breathless Gunners win

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You surely did not expect Arsenal to make this opening Premier League game against Leicester City an easy watch for us hopeful Gooners did you? If so you would have been disappointed but for anyone else it was an absolue thriller and in the end it was a happy night because the Arsenal managed to [...

Are Arsenal fans looking forward to Friday night football? Top on Saturday morning?

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So the dominance of TV on the footballing schedules takes a new twist on Friday night when Arsenal take on Leicester under the floodlights at the Emirates. Friday night is traditionally the night out with the lads after a hard week at work, so will everyone be happy to forgo their Friday pint to go [.

Leicester City agree fee for highly rated attacker, transfer should be confirmed later today

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Leicester City are close to announcing the transfer of George Thomas from Coventry City.

The highly talented striker is set to join the Foxes this summer after a compensation package was agreed between the two clubs. Thomas is out of contract this summer and the player has decided to turn down a renewal option at the Ricoh Arena.

Man City agree fee for highly rated attacker, Player set to complete his medical today

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Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is all set to join Leicester City this summer.

According to Sky Sports, a £25m deal has been agreed between the two clubs and the highly talented forward will now undergo his medical with the Foxes.

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho poised for medical at #lcfc later today.

Leicester City hopeful of completing £25m deal for Manchester City striker

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Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare has confirmed that the club is hopeful of sealing the transfer of Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Nigerian International has been heavily linked with a move to the King Power Stadium this summer, with reports suggesting that he is set to have medical ahead of his proposed £25 million switch from Manchester City.

Spurs looking to sign top class attacker, £50m star could take them to the title next season

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Premier League outfit Tottenham are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season and it seems that Pochettino wants to add to his attacking unit.

According to London Evening Standard, Spurs are interested in signing the top class Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez this summer. The Leicester City attacker has made it clear that he wants out but the Foxes will have to lower their valuation because Mahrez’s suitors aren’t willing to pay the £50m asking price.

PL outfit set to miss out on top class target; Star prefers Everton, impressed with their ambition

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Leicester City are set to miss out on the signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson this summer.

The Foxes were interested in signing the Iceland international but the 27-year-old prefers to join Everton instead.

According to Leicester Mercury, Leicester submitted a club record bid of £40million rejected for the Swansea star earlier this month.

Leicester agree deal in principle with PL giants, highly rated attacker set for summer move

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Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is all set to join Leicester City this summer.

According to Sky Sports, the Foxes have agreed to a deal in principle with the Etihad outfit and the young forward is likely to cost around £25m.

BREAKING: @LCFC agree deal in principle to sign @ManCity striker @67Kelechi – Sky sources.

Spurs interested in highly rated winger, Liverpool target could leave if this doesn't happen

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Tottenham are looking to sign the Leicester City winger Demarai Gray this summer.

According to Daily Mirror, the young English winger is a target for Tottenham and Liverpool.

It is understood that Gray is frustrated with the lack of first-team chances and will seek assurances from the Foxes regarding playing time next season.

Leicester in advanced talks to sign goal poacher, transfer close to being finalised for £25m

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The highly talented Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho is closing in on a move to Leicester City this summer.

According to BBC, the Nigerian is likely to cost the Foxes around £25m. Iheanacho is in advanced talks with Craig Shakespeare’s side right now and the move is expected to be finalised soon.

Leicester City preparing £25M bid for Kelechi Iheanacho

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Leicester City certainly enjoyed their moment in the big time after winning the Premier League in 2016. They reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League last year, and even though the fairytale did end there, they certainly took us all on a magnificent thrill ride.

Judging by the way The Foxes are going in this summer’s transfer window though, it looks like they want to get back among the elite pretty quickly.

Tottenham and Manchester United heading to USA for pre-season friendlies

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The 2017/18 Premier League is set to start on 12 August, 2017, and clubs have been revealing their summer 2017 plans.

Find out where all Premier League clubs will be playing this summer, with Australia, the Far East, United States and Continental Europe all playing host to English teams with plenty of big matches against top European opposition to watch.

Leicester land Maguire from Hull

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London (AFP) – Leicester signed Hull defender Harry Maguire for a reported fee of £17 million ($21 million, 19 million euros) on Thursday.

Maguire was keen to leave Hull following the club’s relegation from the Premier League last season and he has agreed a five-year contract with Leicester.

Leicester land Maguire from Hull

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London (AFP) – Leicester signed Hull defender Harry Maguire for a reported fee of £17 million ($21 million, 19 million euros) on Thursday.

Maguire was keen to leave Hull following the club’s relegation from the Premier League last season and he has agreed a five-year contract with Leicester.

Leicester City closing in on £17 million deal for highly talented Liverpool target

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Leicester City are moving to seal the deal for highly-rated defender Harry Maguire from Hull City, according to Sky Sports. The Foxes are reportedly willing to pay £17 million to secure the Englishman’s services. The move could be completed and announced by the coming weekend.

Maguire was one of the shining lights in the Hull team that got relegated last season.

Shakespeare pens permanent Leicester deal

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London (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare has signed a three-year contract as manager of Leicester City, the former Premier League champions announced on Thursday.

Shakespeare, 53, was promoted from his role as assistant coach on an interim basis following the shock dismissal of Claudio Ranieri in February.

Shakespeare pens permanent Leicester deal

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London (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare has signed a three-year contract as manager of Leicester City, the former Premier League champions announced on Thursday.

Shakespeare, 53, was promoted from his role as assistant coach on an interim basis following the shock dismissal of Claudio Ranieri in February.

Arsenal odds on favourites to sign £50m attacker, star would help Wenger challenge for title

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Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez recently revealed his desire to leave the Foxes this summer.

The Algerian winger is looking win some trophies and play at the highest level. As per the latest report from Leicester Mercury, Arsenal are odds-on favourites to sign the 26 year old.

As per the bookies, Arsenal are leading the chase for Mahrez this summer and have been priced at 11/8 with Betfred and 6/4 with Paddy Power.

Record pay-out for English champions Chelsea

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London (AFP) – English champions Chelsea received a record Premier League pay-out of more than £150 million ($190 million, 172 million euros) this season, nearly £60 million more than their predecessors Leicester, after new TV deals came into force.

The broadcast deals, including a bumper domestic contract, ensured generous end-of-season payments for all 20 Premier League clubs who shared a total of £2.

Record pay-out for English champions Chelsea

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London (AFP) – English champions Chelsea received a record Premier League pay-out of more than £150 million ($190 million, 172 million euros) this season, nearly £60 million more than their predecessors Leicester, after new TV deals came into force.

The broadcast deals, including a bumper domestic contract, ensured generous end-of-season payments for all 20 Premier League clubs who shared a total of £2.

Top class attacker reveals transfer decision; Star wants summer move, informs Leicester

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Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is looking to leave the club this summer and the Algerian has already informed the Foxes of his decision.

Mahrez helped Leicester win the Premier League title during the 2015/16 season. The former PFA player of the year decided to stay during the 2016/17 season but he feels that he needs to move on this summer in order to realise his ambitions.

Mahrez asks to leave Leicester

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez, one of the inspirations behind Leicester City’s fairytale Premier League title triumph, has told the club he wants to leave, he said in a statement released on Tuesday.

“Out of the huge admiration and respect I hold for Leicester City Football Club I wanted to be totally honest and transparent with them and have therefore informed the club that I feel now is the time for me to move on,” Mahrez said in a statement sent to various media outlets.

Liverpool lead Trophy line-up in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Liverpool and Leicester City will compete for the Premier League Asia Trophy along with Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion in Hong Kong in July, organisers said on Thursday.

The biennial pre-season tournament will feature four Premier League teams for the first time, including Leicester, last year’s English champions, and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

Arsenal

What are Arsenal waiting for before completing Mahrez swoop?

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Arsenal are believed to have held talks over a swoop for Riyad Mahrez for much of the summer, but have put his capture off so far. Thomas Lemar was believed to be a priority over the Algerian winger, but now looks to be off the cards, and there had been thoughts that would mean the [...]

Arsenal v Leicester Betting Preview – Back the Gunners to get goals!

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So Arsenal get to open the Premier League season on Friday night with a home game against Leicester City, and with the Gunners bringing in Alexandre Lacazette and Saed Kolasinc it is little surprise that we are the hot favourites against a team that was mostly disappointing last season while reigning title holders.

Arsenal season Preview – Our squad, our rivals and our expectations

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Season preview there still is some work to do. by Konstantin Mitov Alright people, the season is knocking on the door with just a few days separating us from a game against Leicester and this is my preview of how I see us doing throughout the season in the different tournaments, but lets start [...]

Arsenal boosted in bid to sign international winger

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Arsenal have had a big boost in their bid to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, with the Foxes boss ruling out a move to Roma. The Algerian international was previously speculated as close to a move to the Giallorossi, and a date was even claimed to have been made for his medical, but Craig [...]

Will Arsenal’s main business be completed this week?

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Arsenal are believed to be very close to agreeing two key transfers this week, but will there be more big signings? The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has claimed he is looking to bring in three big signings this summer, before playing down his own statement by insisting that Rob Holding was a big signing, albeit [.

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Vardy at double, Iheanacho injured

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London (AFP) – England striker Jamie Vardy struck twice as Leicester defeated Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 on Friday in a pre-season friendly but new £25 million striker Kelechi Iheanacho came off injured.

Vardy scored in the 67th and 74th minutes after Thorgan Hazard had given the German side the lead with a fine finish from distance early in the second half.

Forget what I did at Leicester, says new Nantes coach Ranieri

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Nantes (France) (AFP) – Claudio Ranieri insists his incredible achievements at Leicester City count for nothing now that he has taken over at sleeping French giants Nantes, where he was unveiled as their new coach on Monday.

“I have missed being out on the pitch. But we must forget what I did at Leicester.

Special Kane not for sale, vows Pochettino

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino insists there is no chance Harry Kane will be allowed to leave Tottenham after his “special” striker’s four-goal blitz in the 6-1 rout of Leicester.

Kane is odds on to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer for the second successive season thanks to his lethal display at the King Power Stadium on Thursday.

Special Kane not for sale, vows Pochettino

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino insists there is no chance Harry Kane will be allowed to leave Tottenham after his “special” striker’s four-goal blitz in the 6-1 rout of Leicester.

Kane is odds on to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer for the second successive season thanks to his lethal display at the King Power Stadium on Thursday.

Everton

Exclusive: Pies In Prague – Everton See Off Burnley To Lift Trophy As CEE Cup Wraps Up In Fine Style (Photos & Highlights)

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Lo and behold, it was Everton that ending up whisking the Generali CEE Cup back home to Merseyside with them.

A resounding 3-1 victory over fellow countrymen Burnley ensured that the Toffees were the first team from outside Eastern Europe to win the seventh annual staging of the fast-growing and increasingly prestigious youth tournament.

Everton want England international to replace imminent departure Romelu Lukaku

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The market is hot for strikers which could soon see Romelu Lukaku join Chelsea or Manchester United.

United are in fact, willing to offer Everton the chance to re-sign Wayne Rooney as part of the deal to land Lukaku who is believed to prefer joining his former club, Chelsea.

Either way, Everton are losing a striker and are thought to be interested in bringing in 30-year-old Jamie Vardy to lead the line.