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European Weekend Preview: Bundesliga kickoff, Tottenham-Liverpool and more

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It's an exciting weekend across the board as big matches headline each league's action this weekend to accompany the opening weekend of Bundesligafootball.

The German league kicks off with Bayern Munich opening their title defense against Werder Bremen. Borussia Dortmund gets underway on Saturday as they face a visit from Mainz 05, while Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen provide a tantalizing match featuring strong Bundesliga sides.

Europa League Draw 2016/17: Date, Time, Fixtures and Live Coverage

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The Europa League draw is almost upon us and several European clubs will be eyeing their way back into the Champions League by doing well in this competition.

48 teams will be divided into four pots. These pots are ranked in order of UEFA team coefficient, which is based on a club’s performance in European competitions over the past five years.

Champions League Draw 2016/17: Date, Time, Fixtures and Live Coverage

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With the domestic campaigns well underway now, all eyes are on the UEFA Champions League which kicks off next month.

The draw for the group stages are almost upon us and here at Soccerlens, we will bring you live coverage from the draw, which takes place on Thursday in Monaco.

Real Madrid will be looking to defend their European crown after having beaten arch rivals Atletico Madrid to the trophy last season.

European Weekend Rewind: Barca, Real dominate; Liverpool falls and more

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A few surprising results headlined action around Europe over the weekend. Some giants fell to weaker opposition while others dominated in typical fashion.

In England, the most intriguing match of the week ended in disappointing fashion as Leicester City and Arsenal couldn't manage to score in a 0-0 draw.

European Weekend Preview: Leicester-Arsenal, Juventus-Fiorentina and more

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It's kickoff weekend in Spain and Italy as the Primera Divisionand Serie A play their first matches of the season, respectively. Meanwhile Germany begins their domestic cup while waiting another week for Bundesliga action to start. England and France continue where they left off after exciting opening weekends.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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A disappointing opening weekend for both Leicester City and Arsenal sets the two sides up for an early clash this Saturday.

After the Foxes dropped a 2-1 decision at Hull City to open their title defense last week, they will return home to King Power Stadium to host a Gunners squad that trailed 4-1 at one point to Liverpool last week before finishing with a 4-3 scoreline.

Football Manager 2017: Launch date, Price, Steam discounts and Beta version info

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Sports Interactive have announced that the latest version of Football Manager will be launched on the 4th of November this year.

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5 Young Argentineans To Keep An Eye On This Season

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Argentinean football is in a pretty dire state. Fans up and down the great South American nation lamented yet another disappointing end to a tournament after their team crashed out of the group stages of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The 18-man-squad, devoid of any stellar characters, almost entirely consisted of players from the Argentine Primera Division or the Campeonato Brasileiro, with only five of them playing their trade in Europe.

Liverpool Roundup: Klopp agrees to pay upto €30m for star; Attacker agrees move, informs friends

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Liverpool have been linked with the highly talented German midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud this summer.

The Borussia Monchengladbach star impressed with his composure and maturity last season and Klopp wants him to partner Emre Can at the heart of Liverpool’s midfield. The Reds have lacked a proper controller at the middle of the park ever since the departure of Xabi Alonso and someone like Dahoud could be ideal for Klopp’s system.

Wenger wants top class Chelsea target; Board promises to pay any amount of money for star

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Arsenal are looking to sign a striker and a centre back this summer and the likes of Lacazette and Mustafi have been mentioned as priority targets.

The Gunners submitted a 29 million pounds bid for the Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette last week, but the Ligue 1 giants rejected it. It is understood that they are holding out for a fee of around 40 million pounds for their star player.

Real Madrid agree fee for top class Chelsea target; Attacker set to complete transfer soon

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Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez is close to leaving the European champions for Paris Saint-Germain.

The French outfit were in talks with Los Blancos over the last few days and it is believed that an agreement has been reached.

The highly rated Spaniard’s development has stalled over the last couple of seasons due to the lack of game time and injuries and the player is looking to kick-start his stagnating career with a move away from Bernabeu.

Real Madrid begin transfer talks for Spanish attacker; Star wants to play for Klopp

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Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez is expected to leave the club this summer.

The highly rated Spaniard’s development has stalled over the last couple of seasons due to the lack of game time and injuries and the player is looking to kick-start his stagnating career with a move away from Bernabeu.

Three Reasons Why Arsenal Must Sign £40m French Star

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2015-16 represented Arsenal’s best chance at winning the title. Their main rivals were going through turbulent times. However, Leicester City managed to show the class and confidence one would expect from the Gunners and got the Premier League trophy. One of the major reasons why Arsenal could not end their title drought was because of the striker problem.

Arsenal want top class Chelsea target, fee decided; Wenger met with his representatives earlier

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Arsenal have had a 35 million Euros bid rejected for the Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette according to a statement released by the Ligue 1 outfit yesterday.

Arsene Wenger is thought to be looking at the Lyon attacker for quite some time and is keen on signing him this summer.

The Gunners have often been undone due to the lack of cutting edge upfront over the last seasons and Wenger is ready to address that this summer.

Arsenal offer confirmed for Chelsea target; Wenger met top class star's representatives earlier

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French club Lyon have released an official statement confirming that Arsenal have submitted a 35 million Euros offer for Alexandre Lacazette.

The Ligue 1 outfit also confirmed that the bid has been rejected and they have not received any offer in the region of 48 million Euros from the Gunners as reported by the media earlier.

Klopp beaten; Barcelona agree fee and personal terms for PSG star, announcement this week

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Paris Saint-Germain defender Lucas Digne is set to join the Spanish champions Barcelona.

According to reports in France, the talented left back will sign for the Catalan giants tomorrow.

Apparently Luis Enrique’s side have agreed a 20 million Euros fee with the French outfit for Digne and personal terms have been agreed as well.

Barcelona agree deal to sign top class Chelsea target; Medical arranged later this week

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Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign the highly talented French defender Samuel Umtiti.

The move has been officially announced on the club’s website and the 22 year old will now undergo his medical on Friday, 15th of July.

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Fourth transfer close, Man Utd permitted discuss personal terms; Star flying to Manchester soon

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Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi is close to leaving the French champions this summer.

According to latest reports, Manchester United are looking to sign the 29 year old defensive midfielder and have been given permission to open talks regarding personal terms with the player and his representatives.

Arsenal want Conte's La Liga target; Wenger's transfer meeting, Gunners to pay release clause

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Ever since Jamie Vardy turned Arsenal down, the Gunners have been linked with several strikers.

The latest name linked with a move to Emirates is the French international Alexandre Lacazette.

Telegraph are reporting that Wenger is ready to pay his 34 million pounds release clause this summer.

Mourinho closing in on 4th top quality signing; Star given permission to complete transfer

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Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi is expected to complete his transfer to Manchester United this summer.

According to Independent, he has been allowed some time off from France duty to complete the transfer.

Earlier this week, there were reports that the played had travelled to England for talks and this report certainly backs up those claims from Goal.

Man Utd's €100m agreement; Mourinho target visited UK for transfer talks; Klopp leading winger race

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With the Copa America done and dusted and Euro 2016 nearing its completion, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

The transfer window is now officially open and almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Real Madrid close to world class Man Utd target's transfer; Club in regular contact with star

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Real Madrid winger James Rodriguez is set to leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

The Colombian had a disappointing season with the European champion last year and has fallen down the pecking order after the departure of Ancelotti.

Both Rafa Benitez and Zinedine Zidane benched Rodriguez for long periods last season and he was a mere spectator in the Champions League final as well.

23 goals and 10 assists last season, star poses with Chelsea shirt after agreeing move

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Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi has been presented as a Chelsea player.

The 22 year old Belgian international has signed a five year contract with the London giants.

Chelsea announced the move on their official website earlier today. Although no fee has been mentioned, it is rumoured to be around 33 million pounds.

Roundup: Chelsea in talks with Spaniard, offer made; Striker wants Man Utd transfer, medical soon

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With the Copa America done and dusted and Euro 2016 nearing its completion, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

The transfer window is now officially open and almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

PHOTO: Zlatan Ibrahimovic poses with Man Utd shirt; Transfer officially announced

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Manchester United have officially announced the signing of the Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Are you ready? It’s #ZlatanTime… https://t.co/s8AsUG6VZF

- Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 1, 2016

The 34 year old striker’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired yesterday and he confirmed his move to Old Trafford on Twitter.

Star completes Man Utd medical; Barcelona agree winger deal; Mourinho close to £80m signing

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With the Copa America done and dusted and Euro 2016 nearing its completion, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

The transfer window is now officially open and almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Chelsea News: Club record transfer close to completion; Manager confirms attacker's medical

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Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has confirmed that Michy Batshuayi was permitted to leave the training camp in order to undergo his Chelsea medical.

The player left Belgium’s training camp just outside Bordeaux to undergo a medical examination at a nearby hospital.

Wilmots allowed Batshuayi to undergo the medical after a request from Marseille.

Not Mkhitaryan: Mourinho to seal another huge Man Utd transfer; Global star will sign on Friday

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Manchester United will complete the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer this week.

The Swedish striker’s current Paris Saint-Germain deal expires on Thursday and he will sign for Jose Mourinho’s side the day after.

A deal for the Ligue 1 star was agreed weeks ago, but Ibrahimovic chose to delay the move because of a loyalty bonus from the French club if he does not join another club before his contract runs out.

Major transfer blow for Chelsea; Barcelona agree deal to sign Conte's defensive target

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Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign the highly talented French defender Samuel Umtiti.

The 22 year old centre back was a target for Chelsea as well.

According to L’Equipe, the Spanish champions will pay Lyon a fee of around 30 million Euros for the defender and Umtiti will sign a five year contract with Barcelona once the Euros are over.

Club record deal agreed for Conte's first Chelsea signing; Player arriving for medical

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Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi is heading to Chelsea this summer after the Londoners agreed a deal worth 40 million Euros for the Marseille star.

Batshuayi turned down a move to Crystal Palace after the Eagles had a bid accepted for him earlier this week.

The highly talented young striker has had a sensational season in Ligue 1 and has attracted a lot of interest from the likes of West Ham United, Juventus and Palace.

Fee agreed for Spaniard's Liverpool transfer; Conte's bid for Euro star; Wenger to meet striker

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With the Copa America done and dusted and Euro 2016 nearing its completion, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Mourinho's lucrative deal for winger; Klopp wants La Liga star; South American heading to Chelsea

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Chelsea News: Conte-Pep battle for defender; Blues open talks with Frenchman; South American wanted

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is away on Euro duty with Italy, but his transfer plans are well underway.

The Italian wants to reshape the Chelsea defence this summer and is looking to sign two defenders from Serie A.

Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo and Juventus full back Stephan Lichtsteiner are targets for the former Juventus manager.

Woodward negotiates major Man Utd transfer; Star agrees personal terms, medical soon

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Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move to Manchester United since the end of last season and it appears that a transfer is now close to completion.

Sky Sports are reporting that everything has been agreed between the player and the club. The only thing left to complete is the medical, which should be done without any problems unless the player picks up a major injury during the Euros.

Transfers & Rumours

Lyon Confirm They’ve Knocked Back An Opening £29.5m Bid From Arsenal For Alexandre Lacazette

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Lyon have responded to spurious stories in the French press by confirming the precise nature of the bid they've knocked back from Arsenal for striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Regional paperLe Progrès reported on Tuesday morning that Lyon had rejected a€48million (£40million or thereabouts) offer for Lacazette's services.

Official: Crystal Palace Sign France International ‘Keeper Steve Mandanda On Three-Year Deal

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The signings just keep coming thick and fast today with the news that Crystal Palace have snared French international goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.

Mandanda, who is part of France's Euro 2016 squad, has left Marseille after nine seasons and 443 appearances to join Palace on a three-year contract.

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Official: Laurent Blanc Steps Aside As PSG Coach To Make Way For Unai Emery

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Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed today that Laurent Blanc has been released back into the wild following three successful years at the Ligue 1 goliaths.

Indeed, Blanc has won 11 trophies during his stint, making him the most successful coach in PSG'shistory though, crucially, hefailed to make itpast the quarter-final stage in the only competition that actually matters to the club's owners, the Champions League, and today has ultimately paid the price for 'only' managing to sweep the board at domestic level.

Laurent Blanc agrees to PSG departure with Unai Emery set to takeover

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After three seasons in the French capital, Laurent Blanc is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain after agreeing a £15.5 million compensation fee, the coach’s agent confirmed.

PSG’s president Nasser al-Khelaifi hinted earlier this month that he could be considering managerial change after describing the season as a failure despite achieving their second successive domestic treble by winning Ligue 1, the French Cup and the League Cup.

PSG Set To Replace Laurent Blanc With Unai Emery

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Laurent Blanc's agent has confirmed that the Paris Saint-Germain manager will leave the club this week, with Unai Emery the favourite to replace him.

Blanc led PSG to glory in Ligue 1, the French Cup and the French League Cup this season, but his side were beaten by Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals.

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Brazil Nut: PSG’s David Luiz Nets Ridiculous Own-Goal In Friendly v West Brom (Video)

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David Luiz rarely fails to entertain, does he? During PSG's pre-season friendly with West Brom on Wednesday, the hairy Brazil nut was at it again, this time scoring a right mess of an own-goal.

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The game with the Baggies, which was played in Austria, was only 15 minutes old when the 29-year-old, sporting an interesting new ponytail hairdo failed to deal with a cross from PSG's left, prodding it past his own 'keeper Kevin Trapp rather than staying on his feet and clearing the ball.