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Coutinho stunner gives Liverpool Hong Kong win

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Hong Kong (AFP) – A moment of Philippe Coutinho magic lifted Liverpool to a 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the final of the preseason Premier League Asia Trophy on Saturday.

With Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rejecting a big-money offer from Spanish giants Barcelona for Coutinho earlier this week, the mercurial Brazilian underlined his important to the Reds with a flash of individual brilliance in Hong Kong.

Coutinho stunner gives Liverpool Hong Kong win

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Hong Kong (AFP) – A moment of Philippe Coutinho magic lifted Liverpool to a 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the final of the preseason Premier League Asia Trophy on Saturday.

With Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rejecting a big-money offer from Spanish giants Barcelona for Coutinho earlier this week, the mercurial Brazilian underlined his important to the Reds with a flash of individual brilliance in Hong Kong.

Roma’s Mahrez bid rejected by Foxes

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London (AFP) – Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare confirmed on Friday that the club had turned down an offer from Italian side AS Roma for winger Riyad Mahrez.

The Paris-born Algeria forward is likely to command a fee of around £50 million ($65 million, 55.8 million euros), with Roma’s offer believed to be some way short of that figure.

Roma’s Mahrez bid rejected by Foxes

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London (AFP) – Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare confirmed on Friday that the club had turned down an offer from Italian side AS Roma for winger Riyad Mahrez.

The Paris-born Algeria forward is likely to command a fee of around £50 million ($65 million, 55.8 million euros), with Roma’s offer believed to be some way short of that figure.

Leicester City’s Thai owners to be sued by graft-buster

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Bangkok (AFP) – A Thai anti-corruption official on Friday said he is suing King Power, the duty free giant that owns Leicester City Football Club, for hundreds of millions of dollars over the alleged underpayment of taxes.

Charnchai Issarasenarak, head of a junta-appointed anti-graft panel, accuses King Power of under-declaring revenue to avoid paying a 15 percent levy agreed in a 2006 contract to operate in Thailand’s airports.

Leicester City’s Thai owners to be sued by graft-buster

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Bangkok (AFP) – A Thai anti-corruption official on Friday said he is suing King Power, the duty free giant that owns Leicester City Football Club, for hundreds of millions of dollars over the alleged underpayment of taxes.

Charnchai Issarasenarak, head of a junta-appointed anti-graft panel, accuses King Power of under-declaring revenue to avoid paying a 15 percent levy agreed in a 2006 contract to operate in Thailand’s airports.

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.

Ranieri sees great season ahead at Nantes

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Nantes (France) (AFP) – Claudio Ranieri assured fans at his new club Nantes he was ready to work hard to get results and said the French club had the players and the passion to make next season a success.

Ranieri, the architect of Leicester City’s fairytale Premier League triumph in 2016, signed a two-year deal to become Nantes coach earlier Thursday.

Ranieri sees great season ahead at Nantes

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Nantes (France) (AFP) – Claudio Ranieri assured fans at his new club Nantes he was ready to work hard to get results and said the French club had the players and the passion to make next season a success.

Ranieri, the architect of Leicester City’s fairytale Premier League triumph in 2016, signed a two-year deal to become Nantes coach earlier Thursday.

Nantes president sings Ranieri praises

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Nantes (France) (AFP) – Nantes president Waldemar Kita heaped praise on former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri, who opted to take over as coach of the Ligue 1 outfit despite being linked to teams in China and England.

The Ligue I side received special dispensation from French league (LFP) officials on Tuesday to hire the popular Italian as he has reached the manager’s age limit of 65 years.

Ranieri set to join French club Nantes

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Rennes (France) (AFP) – Nantes closed in on former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri on Monday after agreeing a two-year contract, but are awaiting French Professional League approval because of his age, a club source said.

The LFP does not allow coaches aged over 65 to join French clubs.

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.

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.

Videos

Exclusive: Pies In Prague – Sunburn, Shut-Outs And Six-Goal Pummellings On Opening Day Of CEE Cup (Photos & Highlights)

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Over the next week or two, Pies' man-in-the-field, Joseph Viney, will be in Prague to report in on the 2017 Generali CEE Cup – the annual international Under-19s tournament for club sides from Central and Eastern Europe (hence ‘CEE').

The View From Day One.

In its heyday, Prague's Strahov Stadium allegedly boasted a maximum capacity of anywhere from 220,000 to 300,000 once ram-packed to the rafters.

Friendly: Jay Rodriguez Opens West Brom Account By Locating Top Corner From 20 Yards Against Leicester (Video)

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As you're no doubt aware, the prestigious Premier League Asia Trophy got underway in Hong Kong this morning, with West Brom taking on Leicester City.

The opening goal of the tournament was scored after just 10 minutes, when West Brom new boy Jay Rodriguez cracked a sweet shot into the top corner from 20-yards out.

Pies In Prague: An Introduction To The CEE Cup, The Under-19s Tournament Featuring Starlet-Laden Sides From Everton, Burnley And Leicester City

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Over the next week or two, Pies' man-in-the-field, Joseph Viney, will be in Prague to report in on the 2017 Generali CEE Cup the annual international Under-19s tournament for club sides from Central and Eastern Europe (hence 'CEE').

The Premier League will be represented by academy sides from Everton, Burnley and Leicester.

Feuertaufe: Ron-Robert Zieler Concedes From Halfway Line Just One Day After Signing For VfB Stuttgart (Video)

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Having tossed off a season playing deputy to Kasper Schmeichel at Leicester City, goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler moved back to the Bundesliga on Tuesday of this week, signing for newly-promoted VfB Stuttgart.

Stuttgart put their new stopper to work straight away the following day, bringing him on for the second-half of their pre-season friendly against second-tier Dynamo Dresden.

Tottenham: Harry Kane Takes Lead In Race For Golden Boot After Four-Goal Salvo Downs Leicester (Photos & Video)

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Tottenham produced a superb attacking display on Thursday night, thoroughly battering Leicester City 6-1 at the King Power Stadium, with Harry Kane netting four times.

While there was little to play for in this last fixture before the final day of this season's Premier League programme, Spurs were well up for it, with Kane opening the scoring on 25 minutes.

Tottenham Hotspur

Demarai Gray seeks assurances amid Liverpool and Spurs interest

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Spurs interested in Leicester’s Demarai Gray

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Leicester City winger Demarai Gray is a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur, according to the Daily Mirror. The Premier League runners-up have...

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Tweets and Photos: Spurs players react to their 1-6 win at Leicester

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English Premier League

Premier League schedule on NBC Sports for opening weeks of the 2017/18 season

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We have the TV and streaming schedule for most of the Premier League matches from the opening weekend of the 2017/18 season through the first several weeks.

NBC Sports still has to confirm the schedule, but now that the Premier League has determined which kickoff times will be changed to accommodate the UK TV broadcasters, we know when and where most of the Premier League games will be shown on US television for the opening weekend through early October.

Arsenal fans MUST back Wenger now but not if he fails!!

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I know that fans of a lot of other clubs take the pee out of Arsenal fans because of our moaning but it is all about expectation really. That is why the Premier League title win of Leicester City was such a big story, because nobody expected it to happen. So despite the fact that [...]

Manchester United

Man Utd goalkeeper targeted by Premier League rivals

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Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is wanted by a host of Premier League clubs, according to The Sun. The 24-year-old spent the second-half...

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Midday Ticker: Zlatan expected to depart Man United, Ederson signs with Man City, and more

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A promising star arrives in Manchester, while another is expected to pack his bags an continue his legacy elsewhere.

After a 17-goal debut year at the Theatre of Dreams tainted by a late injury, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is projected to be rejected an extension with Manchester United. (REPORT)

Manchester City have officially signed Ederson from Benfica, the 23-year-old Brazilian joins City on a six-year deal.

Riyad Mahrez

Barcelona free Arsenal to make Mahrez 2nd summer transfer

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Even though the Arsenal transfer target Riyad Mahrez made it clear after the end of the season that he wanted to leave his current club and suggested there was an agreement in place with Leicester City not to stand in his way, there was still a major obstacle standing in the way of Arsene Wenger [...

Wenger delay to see Juventus beat Arsenal to Mahrez transfer?

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There are quite a few IFs in this particular Arsenal transfer rumour, or the latest development in an ongoing rumour because Arsene Wenger did try to sign Riyad Mahrez last summer but was knocked back by the Algerian international who agreed to another season with Leicester City. After Wenger spoke highly of the attacking star [.

Antonio Conte looking at former Premier League Players Player of the Year this summer?

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According to The Telegraph, Antonio Conte is watching developments regarding the immediate future of Riyad Mahrez who is looking to leave Leicester City this season.

Now as we know Arsenal have been huge admirers of Mahrez and it looked as though he would follow N'Golo Kante out of the club last summer after their amazing title win.

Video: Arsene Wenger confirms interest in star winger

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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.

‘Now Is The Time To Move On’ – Riyad Mahrez Releases Statement Confirming He’s Asked To Leave Leicester City

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Riyad Mahrez has released a personal statement to confirm that he has, in effect,handed in a transfer request at Leicester City.

The Algerian midfielder scored 17 goals in the Foxes' title-winning season of 2015/16, but managed just six this time out his form bottoming out entirely before Craig Shakespeare's mini-revival saw him muster up a few decent outings toward the end of the campaign.

Breaking News: Arsenal target asks to leave club

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Managers

‘Don’t Worry Leicester, We’ll Take Care Of Him’ – FC Nantes (Finally) Swear In Claudio Ranieri As New Head Coach

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Claudio Ranieri has sidestepped that odd bit of Ligue 1 regulation to formally join FC Nantes as their new head coach.

Ranieri's appointment was held up after it was discovered he may have been too old to take the job, but the French club have now obtained a derogation from the French Football Federation to allow the Italian to take charge on a two-year contract.

Ex-Leicester Boss Claudio Ranieri Agrees Deal To Manage Nantes, May Be Too Old To Take The Job

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Unemployed since February, it looks like Claudio Ranieriis about to sashayback into the management racket after agreeing to take over at Nantes.

However, despite a deal beingin place between the two parties, the ex-Leicester City boss may see his appointment scuppered by a strange decree that exists inthe Ligue 1 rule book.

Full-Time Job: Leicester City Appoint Craig Shakespeare As New Permanent Manager On Three-Year Deal

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There's no official word from the club as yet, but it's being widely reported that Leicester City have given Craig Shakespeare a three-year deal to become their new full-time manager.

Shakespeare took over as caretaker when the Foxes dismissed Claudio Ranieri in February and, over the course of 13games, guided thedefending Premier League champions from one point above the relegation zone up into the relative comfort of 12th place.

The Rest

Confirmed Asia Trophy Final Team News: Liverpool vs Leicester

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Here are the confirmed teams for today's Premier League Asia Trophy final between Liverpool and Leicester City in Hong Kong. Liverpool team to...

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26-Year-Old Factory Worker Snags Pro Deal With Stevenage To Become First Graduate Of Jamie Vardy’s Non-League Academy

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A 26-year-old factory worker from Leicesterhas become the first non-league player to earn himself a professional contract through Jamie Vardy's new academy.

Vardy set up his V9 academy with the specific aim of providing a launch pad for promisingnon-league talent, just as he rose from earning £30-a-week atStocksbridge Park Steelsto lifting thePremier League trophyin the space of six meteoric and still scarcely believable years.

Official: Harry Maguire Joins Leicester City From Hull City In £17m Transfer (Photo)

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Leicester City have officially signed Harry Maguire from Hull City, paying around £17million for the privilege.

The Foxes pounced earlyto get the deal done, with the 24-year old centre-back signing a five-year contract at the King Power.

#lcfc are delighted to announce the signing of defender Harry Maguire!

Leicester City Grounds Staff Outdo Themselves With Tremendous ‘Club Crest’ Pitch Design For Final Game Of The Season (Photos)

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Sure enough, Leicester City's artistically-mindedgrounds staff have outdone themselves ahead of their team's final match of the season.

As was teased last week, the Foxes have gone all out with their pitch preparations for today's game against Bournemouth at the King Power, snipping a giant version of their club crest into the turf.