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European Weekend Preview: Man City-Tottenham, Roma-Inter and more

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It's another week that'll see all eyes on England in European football.

The clear headliner around the continent (plus the British Isles) is a top-two showdown in the Premier League between Tottenham and Manchester City. The only two unbeaten teams left in the EPL enter after midweek Champions League play, with Man City failing to winfor the first time under Pep Guardiola and Tottenham cruising to a victory.

European Weekend Preview: Arsenal-Chelsea, Man United-Leicester City and more

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All eyes are on England this weekend as the Premier League hosts some of the most high-profile matchups of the coming days.

Two titanic clashes take place in the EPL as Manchester United hosts Leicester City in the early Saturday match before Arsenal and Chelsea close the day out with a managerial showdown between Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte.

European Weekend Rewind: Barca, Man City cruise; Man United flounders; and more

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Huge victories by huge teams studded the landscape of European football this weekend.

Teams such as Barcelona, Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, and Paris Saint-Germain all cruised to massive victories as upsets were few and far between for once in this early season.The biggest upset this week came in the Premier League as Watford dismantled Manchester United 3-0 at home, with the latter now in the midst of a three-match losing streak.

European Weekend Preview: Liverpool face Chelsea, Inter take on Juventus and more

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Plenty of big name matchups headline action across all five major European leagues this weekend after a fantastic slate of midweek European fixtures.

In England, the Premier League slate is led by a big Friday showdown between Liverpool, coming off a huge victory over Leicester City, and Chelsea, coming off their first dropped points of the year against Swansea City.

Europa League 2016-17: Group Stage Fixtures, Preview & Score predictions

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The Europa League 2016/17 campaign begins on Thursday and several European clubs will be eyeing their way back into the Champions League by doing well in this competition.

Defending champions Sevilla are not a part of the competition this year. Los Nervionenses have qualified for this season’s Champions League automatically after winning the Europa League last season.

Champions League 2016/17, Group Stage: Fixtures, Preview & Score predictions

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This season’s Champions League campaign kicks off later today and the European heavyweights will be looking to make a bright start.

The likes of Juventus, Manchester City and Barcelona will be fired up after a disappointing European campaign last season. Atletico Madrid will look end their poor run of form in the finals and win the trophy this year.

FIFA 17: Player Ratings – A Complete Guide

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FIFA 17 is all set for its official launch later this month and here at Soccerlens we have put together a complete guide regarding the player ratings from the latest version of the game.

The demo version of the game will be available for download from the 13th of September and the full version comes out approximately two weeks later (27th September in US and 29th September in the UK).

FIFA 17: Career Mode, Frostbite and Gameplay

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FIFA 17 is all set for its official launch later this month and all eyes will be on the FIFA 17 demo which comes out early next week.

FIFA 17 is one of the most anticipated video games of the year and will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The official release date of the full version of FIFA 17 is on Thursday, 29th September (The UK and worldwide).

4-3-3 v PSG: Arsenal without five first team players for vital UCL clash; Team News, Key Stats and Predicted Lineups

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Paris Saint-Germain vs Arsenal predictions, betting tips, team news, and stats ahead of this weekend’s Champions League fixture.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Arsenal
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Kick-off Time: 19:45 pm BST, 13th September 2016
Venue: Parc Des Princes

Arsenal’s Team News & Preview

Arsenal begin their Champions League campaign against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

European Weekend Preview: Manchester derby, Liverpool-Leicester and more

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Finally, football is back after the always-too-long international break, and it does so with a bang.

All eyes will be on England this weekend as the marqueematch of the Premier League season headlines the action in Europe. United welcome City as the two face off in the fabled Manchester Derby in a showdown with more storylines than you can count.

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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Football Manager 2017 is coming

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.

[OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT]@FCBarcelona sign French defender @UmtitiSam
More info: #UmtitiFCB https://t.

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.


Europa League: Ex-Liverpool Dud Mario Balotelli Nets Fifth Goal in Four Games For Nice (Video)

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Mario Balotelli's resurgence continues, with the ex-Liverpool and Manchester City man getting on the scoresheet again for new club Nice, this time in their Europa League Group I clash with Russian side FC Krasnodar.

With the Russian side 2-0 up, Balotelli got one back for Nice just before the break, via another fine finish.

Ex-Liverpool Flop Mario Balotelli Nets Second Brace In Two Games To Send Nice Top Of Ligue 1 (Video)

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Coming hot on the heels of a fine brace against Marseille in his first game for Nice, Mario Balotelli made it four goals in two Ligue 1 games on Wednesday night, with the striker netting another double against Monaco.

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Ex-Liverpool flop Balotelli's first of the night was a throroughly classy affair, with the Italian superblytaking a pass in his stride before firing pastDanijel Subasic in the Monaco goal.

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.

Transfers & Rumours

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: ‘The Only Thing I Miss About PSG Is My Salary’

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Having left the club "a legend" by his own celestial decree, it doesn't appear that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is pining for PSG after making the big switcheroo to Manchester United over the summer.

Indeed, Zlatan has openly admitted that the only thing he misses about PSG is the monumental salary (reportedly £1.

Liverpool: OCG Nice Stick Up For Mario Balotelli In Silly Twitter Quarrel With Jamie Carragher

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OGC Nice have come riding in like the social media cavalry into the midst of the ongoing Twitter mithering between Mario Balotelli and Jamie Carragher.

The tit-for-tat began when Carragher quipped that Nice had "overpaid" for Balotelli when they signed him on a free transfer from Liverpool on deadline day.

Official: Sunderland Spend £13.6m On Didier Ndong, A Man With Very Curious Hair (Photos)

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As part of their deadline day dealings, Sunderland have spent £13.6million to bring in Didier Ndong from Lorient.

#SAFC have completed the signing of midfielder Didier Ndong from Lorient for 16m euros. #WelcomeDidier

— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) August 31, 2016

The 22-year-old Gabon international midfielder (who was dubbed 'the new Michael Essien' during his 18 months at Lorient) has signed a five-year deal with the Black Cats.

Reports: Chelsea Have Made It To The ‘Advanced Talks’ Stage Of Re-Signing David Luiz From PSG

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When we first heard of Chelsea's supposed bid to re-sign David Luiz from PSG shortly before close of play last night, we must admit we rejected it as mere deadline-related hokum.

However, it would appear that the Blues are deadly serious, with the Guardian reporting that negotiations between the two camps are now at an "advanced" level.

Official: Southampton Break Club Transfer Record To Bring In Sofiane Boufal From Lille (Photo)

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Southampton have broken their transfer fee record and shelled out £16million to bring in Sofiane Boufal from Lille.

The nimble, fleet-footed left winger, 22, has signed a five-year deal at St. Mary's after scoring a nifty 12 goals in 34 appearances for the French side last term.

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.

The Rest

Emmanuel Adebayor Denies ‘Smoking Cigarette And Asking For Whisky In His Coffee’ During Contract Talks With Lyon

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Emmanuel Adebayor has denied claimsthat he acted like a bit of a berkwhile meeting with representatives from Lyon over a potential move.

Perish the thought!

Adebayor met with Lyon manager Bruno Genesio last week to discuss a move to Ligue 1 but the negotiations fell through at an early stage because the club were not prepared to release the striker for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in January.

Neymar Turned Down World Record Offer From PSG This Summer

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According to Marca, Barcelona star Neymar turned down a staggering €50 million contract, access to a private jet and a string of hotels from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

The Barcelona forward was linked with a series of moves over the transfer window, including a possible switch to PSG and Manchester United.