Reports: Things Hot Up As Man Utd Lodge Rival Bid For Alexis Sanchez In Attempt To Derail Man City Machinations

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Well, well, well. Just when it looked like Alexis Sanchez joining Man City was an inevitability, somebody goes and throws a Manchester United-sized cat in amongst the pigeons.

According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, both Mancunian clubs have tendered offers for Sanchez, either to take him off Arsenal's hands for a lump sum in January or to offer a pre-contract terms that will see the Chilean leave for nowt when his current deal ends in June.

Reports: Man City Eager To Nab Alexis Sanchez From Arsenal Before Deadline, Lodge ‘Player-Plus-Cash Offer’ Including Raheem Sterling

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Word on the gossip wire this morning is that Man City are getting increasingly eager to push through a deal for Alexis Sanchez before the transfer window closes this coming Thursday.

Indeed, City are reportedly plotting a "last ditch" effort to sign Sanchez, with reports this morning that the club have lodged a "player-plus-cash offer" for the Chilean that would see Raheem Sterling included in the bartering.

Top Arsenal-target admits he’s ready to move on

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Arsenal are reportedly very keen to sign the top French striker Olivier Giroud, but the 25 year-old has now announced that he will only decide his future after Euro 2012. Giroud currently plays for the French Champions Montpellier and has an excellent total of 86 appearances and 39 goals for the French team.

Lyon boss – I rejected Arsenal offer for Gourcuff

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted that he was interested in buying the Lyon playmaker Yohann Gourcuff in the summer, reportedly as a straight replacement for Cesc Fabregas, but he said that he withdrew his interest when he was informed about the French international's injury. But today, the Lyon boss Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed that [.

Ancelotti link – but what would he offer that Wenger doesn’t?

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In what seems to be the first serious rumour of a new manager at the Emirates, ex-Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has emerged as a favourite to replace Wenger. The Italian, who was sacked by the Blues earlier this year, has a mountain of experience both on and off the pitch and enjoyed success as a [...

Arsenal To Offer Manchester United £1million For Ageing Striker?

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When it comes to transfer rumours and Arsenal we all know that most of them turn out to be just that rumours, and anyone we are interested in normally ends up elsewhere anyway. There is one doing the rounds today suggesting that Arsene Wenger is preparing a January bid for Manchester United's ageing striker Michael [.

Are Arsenal Preparing To Offer Spurs £16million For Dutchman?

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I know that some of you are bored with all the speculation about transfers and who is coming to Arsenal in January and who isn't, but the latest rumour is sure to make you sit up and take notice. There are reports in today's papers, and online, suggesting that Rafael van der Vaart could be [...]

Arsenal submit increased bid for Phil Jagielka

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There is some interesting Arsenal transfer news around this morning, and it seems (according to the Telegraph anyway) that Arsene Wenger has decided to increase his bid for the Everton defender Phil Jagielka. There were rumours last week that Arsenal bid £10m for the Englishman, which was dismissed out of hand by Everton, but the [.

Arsenal make new improved offer to Joel Campbell for quick decision

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Everyone was shocked when the young Costa Rican star Joel Campbell turned down the chance to join Arsenal last week, and there were reports that both Manchester United and Fiorentina had also presented the 20 year-old with counter offers. But now there are reports coming out of Costa Rica that the Arsenal representatives have got [.

Joel Campbell turns down Arsenal offer!

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Well there's a surprise! Despite Arsenal agreeing terms with Joel Campbell's club Deportivo Saprrissa of just under £1m, the player himself has declined Arsenal's offer and has decided to wait until after the U20 World Cup before deciding where his future lies. According to Sky Sports, Man Utd also followed up Arsenals bid with an [.

Juventus – We are ready to take offers for Felipe Melo…

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Arsenal were strongly linked with Felipe Melo last summer, and with the Gunners in desperate need of a strong holding midfielder, the rumours are still in place. Wenger admitted in March that he was still keen on the Brazilian, who was on the wrong end of two red cards in South Africa. Wenger said: "We were [.

Rodallega confirms Arsenal bid!

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The Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega has told the Sun that Arsenal have made an offer to Wigan for his services. The big, strong Colombian international had already said in April that he felt ready to join a top Premiership club, and the Wigan chairman Dave Whelan agreed that he wouldn't stand in his way if [.

Report Card: Ballon d’Or Nominations

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With the Ballon d'Or nominations finally releasing this weekend, the headlines have mostly been devoted to the fact that world champions Italy have no representation whatsoever. But why blame the press for paying excessive attention to an irrelevant detail? After all, the award itself is destined to be heading Lionel Messi's way, which means very little is there to be talked about in terms of debating the winner, right?

Cesc Backs Thomas and Tomas to Shine

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While Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has clearly enjoyed his Spain side cruise to the World Cup 2010 finals with a perfect record (and no goals conceded at home), he has spoken to to offer some backing to a couple of his teammates who won't be appearing in the showpiece event next summer.

Nicklas Bendtner: ‘Accidentally’ Slammed

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The title to this article might suggest that I am providing some late coverage on Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner's recent car accident while driving to practice in his Aston Martin. In reality, though, this article is written in vehement defense of the player, who has certainly had more than his fair share of critics, to put it bluntly.

Young Americans Denied Harshly

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A capacity crowd of more than 78,000 was in attendance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Sunday. At the full time whistle, Giants Stadium appeared to be a sight of gross injustice more than anything else. After resiliently fighting with their third-string side for the entire tournament, the Americans finally fell to their bitter regional rivals, Mexico, albeit very harshly.

Last Roll of The Dice for Cruel Hand Luke

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On the 20th of June 2006 in Cologne, Germany, I was sat high behind the goal in the RheinEnergieStadion (then called simply 'The FIFA World Cup Stadium') when in the fourth minute, a figure crumpled to the ground. It was hard to see who it was from my unique vantage point, but the man sitting to my left immediately turned round and said 'any money it's Owen'.


Reports: Everton Agree Deal To Blow £25m Of Their Christmas Money On Besiktas Striker Cenk Tosun

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Word has it that Everton are poised to blow their Christmas money on a striker in the January sales, with Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun top of their wish list.

According to Ed Aarons of the Guardian, the deal has already been struck after the Toffees saw their £25million offer accepted by their Turkish counterparts.

Reports: Barcelona To Make Final Take-It-Or-Leave-It Offer Of £138m For Philippe Coutinho, And Liverpool Would Be Bonkers To Reject It…

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Word on the wire today is that Barcelona are cobbling together one final take-it-or-leave-it offer for Philippe Coutinho, reportedly worth £138million with £100million paid upfront.

The colossal bid would constitute Barca's fourth official attempt to coax Liverpool into parting with their man, with the Catalans prepared to walk away from the negotiating table and pursue other targets should their advances be rejected this time.

West Brom: Tony Pulis Confirms Man City Will Have To Make ‘A Very, Very Good Offer’ If They Want To Sign Jonny Evans

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Tony Pulis has confirmed that West Brom have knocked back an opening offer from Man City as the latter continue to canvass Jonny Evans.

It's being reported that City began the bidding at £18million, only to be unceremoniously rebuffed by the Baggies, who have no intention of selling their man.

Woodgate – Fate’s Bitter Victim

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Rewind back to 2003 and you'll see that Jonathan Woodgate had everything. From critical acclaim to a huge fan following, he had all the essentials required to go down in the Newcastle folklore as one of the very best defenders of all time. However, the only obstacle that could stop him injuries came into play very early into his career at St.

English Premier League

Redknapp confirms Tottenham’s failed bid for Adam

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LIVERPOOL, England Harry Redknapp has confirmed Tottenham came agonisingly close to signing Charlie Adam from Blackpool. Adam has become one of the most talked about players in the Premier League, with Blackpool fending off a string of bids from Liverpool for the midfielder. Having stood firm in the face of bids from Liverpool, Blackpool [.

Liverpool gives away free tickets

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LIVERPOOL, England  Liverpool is giving away free tickets to youngsters accompanied by a paying adult in the latest bid by the team's American owners to win over supporters. Boston Red Sox and Liverpool owner John Henry is trying to repair the Premier League club's frail relationship with fans after buying the team in October [.

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Liverpool seems to be ready with a £6million offer for Scott Parker as the transfer window opens next month. The West Ham player of the year for 2008-09 is aggressive in the field and is known for his fast play. If the Parker move holds true then he would be an ideal replacement for Javier [...]

Will Burnley’s Home Record Survive Sunderland?

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After experiencing a promising start in the top flight by defeating the current Premiership champions, Burnley's form went crashing down with two heavy road defeats at the hands of Chelsea and Liverpool, 3-0 and 4-0 respectively. Now, they have to defend their perfect record at home against Sunderland, who come pumped and ready after thrashing Hull City 4-1 at home.

Will Burnley’s Home Record Survive Sunderland?

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After experiencing a promising start in the top flight by defeating the current Premiership champions, Burnley's form went crashing down with two heavy road defeats at the hands of Chelsea and Liverpool, 3-0 and 4-0 respectively. Now, they have to defend their perfect record at home against Sunderland, who come pumped and ready after thrashing Hull City 4-1 at home.

Transfer Madness at Fratton Park

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If you are Paul Hart - by far the bookies' favorite to become the first sacked manager in the Premier League this season - you would need a miracle to save Portsmouth from relegation at this point. Four games into the new season, Pompey are yet to scrap up a single point, which is a clear indicator of how the team roster was in desperate need of major bolstering on the final day of transfers.

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This is one of the tastier clashes on offer in the first round of the Premier League, and it promises to be one that is filled with all the excitement that usually goes a crunch league fixture.

Liverpool faltered in their title ambitions last season due to their inability to win games against teams that were not as strong in comparison.

Contrasting Fortunes at the Bridge

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Those who saw last night's World Football Challenge clash between Internazionale and Chelsea must have noticed a solid performance from a rapidly emerging star wearing the blue shirt. Branislav Ivanovic, who played fullback for 65 minutes of Chelsea's dominant 2-0 victory over the reigning Italian champions seemed to be the player who was more eager than anyone else to cement his reputation during the high-profile friendly at the Rose Bowl.

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Chelsea have dismissed all claims of John Terry's alleged move to Manchester city. After news of a ₤30 million offer from the Manchester club started doing the rounds, the club affirmed that the star defender was ‘not for sale'. Earlier this week, newly appointed coach, Carlo Ancelotti had shunned a Terry move and now a formal [.



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LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom — Liverpool has agreed to pay a club-record fee to Newcastle for striker Andy Carroll. If the Reds complete the signing of the England international, it paves the way for Spain striker Fernando Torres to leave Anfield for Chelsea. A Liverpool statement says the club has had an offer accepted for Carroll [.

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Are You Ready for FIFA 10?

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With the arrival of the weekend, football fans across the world are returning to following their respective teams in another series of cracking fixtures. However, excitement is going to reach a whole different level next weekend, when the much awaited FIFA 10 releases in Australia (October 1) and Europe (October 2).

World Cup

The Excellent New World Cup Site ‘The Dugout’

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It's only a few hours until the World Cup kicks off and I for one am extremely excited, and if you're not then you need to get yourself in the mood. This is where ‘The Dugout' comes into the equation: it's a place where you can find exclusive info, tips and opinions from English football legends and experts throughout the 2010 world cup.

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.Saw this and couldnt resist posting! England played their final 2010 World Cup qualifying match last night, beating Belarus 3 – 0. England finished top of Group 6, scoring an impressive 34 goals over the 10 games, which was the most goals scored by any team in European qualifying. We're celebrating at Kitbag.

The Rest

Portuguese Club Attempt To Entice Usain Bolt With Contract Offer Of Free Burgers, Eggs And Beer

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After retiring from athletics at the end of the World Championships in London, Usain Bolt has rather curiously appeared to attain 'free agent' status in the world of football.

Of course, it stands to reason that Bolt was immediately linked with a move to Burton Albion, but sadly party-pooper manager Nigel Clough has since laughed off suggestions of the Jamaican sprinter going on trial at the Brewers.

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AC Milan have turned plumage an offering of nearly 46meg euros from Paris St Germain for coveted defender Thiago Silva, club proprietor Silvio Berlusconi has revealed.