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Transfers & Rumours

Official: Samir Nasri Ends Patchy Six-Year Man City Stint By Joining Antalyaspor On Freebie

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Samir Nasri's time at Man City is now officially at an end, just one or perhaps two years later than the cord should have been cut.

After six long, eventful years at City, the last of which was spent on loan Sevilla, Nasri has moved on by signing a two-year deal with Turkish side Antalyaspor.

Official: Everton Pilfer Gylfi Sigurdsson From Swansea In Club Record £45m Deal (Photo)

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One of the more protracted transfer wrangles of the summer has finally concluded with the news that Everton have successfully pilfered Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea for a club record fee.

The actual price tag is officially undisclosed but is being widely reported as a piffling £45million mere chump change in this day and age.

Official: Stoke City Sign Jese Rodriguez On Loan, Add To Impressive Haul Of Ex-Champions League Winners (Photo)

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In what surely must be the first recorded interaction between the two sides, Stoke City have signed Jese Rodriguez from PSG.

The 24-year-old forward moves to the Potters on a season-long loan having passed his medical on Tuesday...

We all need a bit of inspiration halfway through the working week.

Official: Barcelona Sign Tottenham Cast-Off Paulinho From Guangzhou Evergrande In €40m Wrangle

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Having just been relieved of one Brazilian superstar, Barcelona have gone and signed ex-Tottenham flop Paulinho for the princely sum of €40million.

Paulinho left Spurs to join Guangzhou Evergrande for £17million amid something of a career torpor back in July of 2015.

Any excuse to watch Paulinho's shot against Burnley again.

Official: Stoke Shore Up €7.7m Deal To Re-Sign Bruno Martins Indi On Permanent Basis (Photo & Video)

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After dragging it out for months, Stoke City have finally shaken on a €7.7million deal with Porto to re-sign Bruno Martins Indi on a permanent basis.

The Dutch international centre-back spent last season on loan at the Potters, who reportedly had to stave off interest from Crystal Palace to recapture their man.

Official: Watford Pluck Striker Andre Gray From Burnley In £18.5m Deal

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Time rolls on and fees continue to spiral with the news today that Andre Gray has swapped Burnley for Watford in an £18.5million deal.

Gray, who scored nine goals in 32 Premier League appearances for the Clarets last time out, has signed a five-year at Vicarage Road...

| #watfordfc have completed the signing of @AndreGray7 from @BurnleyOfficial for a club record fee.

Weird, And Not In A Good Way: We Challenge You To Make Any Sense Of Roma’s Unsettling ‘Welcome Neymar’ Video

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It kind of sneaked under the radar, but PSG signed Neymar from Barcelona last night for a world record £196million transfer fee.

As soon as the deal was finalised, the Parisian club went big on social media, churning out a deluge of various flashing images and crude Photoshops to welcome their new Brazilian investment unto their fold.

Official: Barcelona Confirm Neymar Shirked Today’s Training Session As PSG Move Edges Nearer To Completion

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It would appear for all the world that Neymar's increasingly tiresome 'shock' transfer from Barcelona to PSG is finally gearing up to go through.

Indeed, Barca have taken the unorthodox tack of officially confirming that the Brazilian forward shirked training at the Joan Gamper centre this morning.

Official: Nemanja Matic Completes Nice, Practical £40m Man Utd Transfer (Photo)

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We've already seen him wearing the kit so this shouldn't come as a huge shock but Nemanja Matic is now officially, as of this afternoon, a Manchester United player.

The Serbian midfielder joins from Chelsea in a deal reportedly worth between £35-40million, signing a three-year contract at Old Trafford.

Official: Kurt Zouma Joins Stoke On Season-Long Loan From Chelsea (Photo)

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Stoke City have pulled off a rather neato little coup by securing the services of Kurt Zouma on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

The deal was made official this afternoon...

✍️ #SCFC are pleased to confirm the signing of @KurtZouma on a season-long loan from @premierleague Champions @ChelseaFC#WelcomeZouma ⚪️ pic.

Top 10: Leonardo Bonucci Joins Exclusive Club Of Footballers Who Have Played For AC Milan, Inter Milan And Juventus

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Christian Bonucci is now officially under the employ of AC Milan after completing his shock €42milliontransfer from Juventus today.

The 30-year-old defender has signed a five-year contract at the Rossoneri, with full-back Mattia De Sciglio going to Juve as part of the overall deal.

Official: Kyle Walker Ditches Tottenham For Man City In £45m Mega Move (Photo)

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Kyle Walker has joined Man City in a deal that could eventually land Tottenham as much as £50million.

The initial fee is £45million, with another £5million in add-ons written into the small print.

Walker has signed a five-year contract at City and will wear the No.

Back In Blue: After 13 Years Away, Wayne Rooney Moves Back To Boyhood Club Everton On Freebie Deal (Photos & Video)

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'Tis truly the end of an era.

After 13 years at Manchester United, during which he won five Premier League titles, one Champions League and became their all-time top goalscorer, Wayne Rooney has finally returned to the club that birthed him unto the world.

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Everton have today confirmed that the 31-year-old has completed his grand return to Goodison Park on a free transfer as part of the much, much more expensive deal that will see Romelu Lukaku sign for United in return.

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Official: Joe Hart Signs For West Ham On One-Season Loan Deal (Photo)

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'Tis done. England goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed for West Ham on a season-long loan deal from Man City.

The Hammers unveiled their new boy with this piece of nonsensical rigmarole...

Welcome to the family... pic.twitter.com/tx5cpRQDfg

— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) July 18, 2017

After being informed he was surplus to Pep Guardiola's requirements at City, Hart spent last season on loan at Torino where he conceded 64 goals in 37 Serie A appearances.

Spoof ‘Wally’ photo embarrasses Greek club Aris

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MANCHESTER, England  — A globe-trotting comic book character has left officials at Greek football club Aris with faces as red as his famous sweater after popping up in a spoof photo in a matchday program. Instead of using an official Manchester City team picture for the program for Tuesday's Europa League match, designers at Aris [.

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Official: Romelu Lukaku Is Finally Wearing The Famous Red Shirt Of Manchester United (Photos)

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Right, okay, it's official Romelu Lukaku is now a Manchester United player having finally completed his £75million move from Everton.

First of all i want to thank God for this opportunity. Delighted and blessed to be part of the greatest club in the world @ManUtd pic.

Manchester United 4-0 Wigan EPL 15/9/2012 Official highlights

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Official: Arsenal Confirm Arsene Wenger Has Signed New Two-Year Contract Extension To Stay On As Manager

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It's official. Arsene Wenger has signed a new contract extension that will see him stay on as Arsenal manager for at least the next two years.

After reports circulated yesterday, the club have now confirmed that Arsene is there man for the foreseeable...

We can confirm that the club has agreed a new contract with Arsène Wenger https://t.

Arsenal are the top Premier League team on Twitter! FOUR MILLION!

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ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB REACHES FOUR MILLION FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER from Arsenal.com Gunners become third sports team in world to reach four million mark..... Arsenal Football Club has reached four million followers on Twitter. The Gunners are the first sports team in the United Kingdom to reach the landmark, and the third in the world after [.

The transfer window IS open, so why haven’t Arsenal announced these two signings?

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There has been much discussion on here about whether the transfer window really is open or not, and I can assure you that it DEFINITELY is open. In England it opened on the last day of the season and transfers between British clubs can be ratified straight away, but most players contracts run from July 1st each year, which is why they are not totally completed until that date.

Caen happy to confirm Arsenal move for Niang

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It was announced this week that the young Caen striker Mbaye Niang was going to be coming to Arsenal on trial, there were reports that his bosses at the French side were unhappy that Arsene Wenger was trying to poach the 5million-rated U21 France international. But after the various reports hostile to Arsenal, Caen have [.

West Ham dump out United

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LONDON, England West Ham produced an inspired display to dump out holders Manchester United 4-0 in emphatic fashion in their Carling Cup quarter-final at Upton Park. Jonathan Spector grabbed a first-half brace to stun his former side with the only goals of his entire career in English football as United were punished for some [.

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Premiership Match Officals Announced September 1st and September 2nd Games

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Saturday 1st September West Ham United v Fulham (12.45pm) Referee: A Taylor Assistants: S Long, M McDonough Fourth Official: L Mason Swansea City v Sunderland (3pm) Referee: R East Assistants: P Kirkup, A Garratt Fourth Official: A Marriner Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City (3pm) Referee: M Halsey Assistants: S Ledger, R Ganfield Fourth Official: T [.

Webb is in: Should we be worried?

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Howard Webb will take charge of Sunday's potential title decider at Old Trafford. Now, before you sink your pain into some unlucky bloke's face, do we as Chelsea supporters even have reason to be upset?


Cordial debate

Webb is known for a pro-United bias.

Rafael hit with FA improper conduct charge

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MANCHESTER, England Manchester United defender Rafael has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association. The Brazilian was sent off by referee Mike Dean during United's 0-0 draw with Tottenham on Sunday. The youngster was furious at being shown a second yell card following a coming together with Benoit Assou-Ekotto and voiced his [.

Scotland: No game today as we have no referee

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EDINBURGH, Scotland A bitter strike by referees has forced the cancellation of almost three-quarters of all football matches in Scotland's professional leagues this weekend. The six fixtures scheduled in the Scottish Premier League – the country's top flight – will go ahead following the last-minute arrival of officials from Israel, Malta and Luxembourg.

Real Madrid duo get themselves deliberately sent off

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos caused controversy last night after they deliberately got themselves sent off in Real Madrid's 4-0 win at Ajax. The Spaniards picked up second bookings for time-wasting in order to miss the final Group G game at home to Auxerre next month. Real have qualified for the last [.

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Spain honored with Zaragoza city square

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ZARAGOZA, Spain  — The city of Zaragoza has honored Spain's World Cup victory by dedicating a square to the national team. Spanish football federation head Angel Villar was in attendance Monday as the "Plaza La Roja" square was inaugurated. On local newspaper Heraldo's website, Zaragoza sports official Manu Blasco describes the move as "a well-deserved [.

Women soccer fans in Iran may be banned from live broadcasts

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TEHERAN, Iran Iranian authorities have ordered a ban on women from watching live broadcasts of soccer matches at public movie theaters, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported. A state police agency that monitors Iranian businesses called for the ban because "the presence of women and families at movie theaters increases security risks and inappropriate [.

D.C. United’s new home could be in SW

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WASHINGTON, DC D.C. United going to Baltimore? Not if real estate firm Akridge can help it. The owners of the D.C. United soccer team have spent several years searching for a new soccer stadium deal, including sites in the District, Virginia and Maryland. In the early 2000s, then Mayor Anthony Williams sought to have [.

Uruguay coach robbed of $500,000 in bank fraud

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has been robbed of about $500,000 in a systematic attack on his back account. Police officials confirmed the incident on Wednesday and said a domestic employee, Tabarez's sister and brother-in-law were being held. Officials would not confirm the amount, but suggested newspaper accounts was accurate.

Uruguay coach robbed of $500,000 in bank fraud

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has been robbed of about $500,000 in a systematic attack on his back account. Police officials confirmed the incident on Wednesday and said a domestic employee, Tabarez's sister and brother-in-law were being held. Officials would not confirm the amount, but suggested newspaper accounts was accurate.

Nigerian player collapses and dies in match

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LAGOS, Nigeria  — A 21-year-old Nigerian footballer died on Sunday after collapsing during the first-half of a Premier League match. Ocean Boys defender Emma Ogoli slumped to the pitch in the 39th minute of the home game against Niger Tornadoes in Yenagoa and died on his way to hospital. "Ogoli is dead.

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Sky Sports fires Gray in sexism row

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LONDON, England One of British soccer's leading television commentators was fired Tuesday, a day after being taken off the air and temporarily suspended for making sexist remarks about a female match official. Andy Gray, the face of Sky Sports' soccer coverage for the past two decades, was dismissed by the broadcaster after "new evidence [.

Dominant Iran see off UAE in Asian Cup

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DOHA, Qatar — Dominant three-time champions Iran cruised past the United Arab Emirates 3-0 at the Asian Cup Wednesday to finish the group stage as the only side with a 100 percent record. Striker Arash Afshin opened the scoring in the 70th minute only to be sent off for a fierce challenge on UAE goalkeeper [.

Bin Hammam hits out at ‘hidden war’ against Qatar

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GENEVA, Switzerland — Mohamed Bin Hammam has accused a Spanish newspaper of fabricating an interview with him as part of a "hidden war" against Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup. Bin Hammam said he'd never heard of sports daily Marca, which reported him saying that Qatar and 2018 candidate Spain-Portugal would support each [.

The Rest

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 1, Atlanta United 1

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It's official: The Portland Timbers are in a bit of a funk.

Are there reasons for the funk? Sure. They've had a series of injuries in the attack and are going through a tough stretch in the schedule. But they've also dropped some points they shouldn't have, and have put in performances unbecoming a team that has trophy aspirations.

UIL release: Northside ISD to treat incident of 2 football players targeting a referee as ‘assault’

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High school football 2015: Week 2

In the latest events surrounding the two San Antonio Jay football players who targeted an official during a game Friday, a Jay assistant has been placed on administrative leave.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, Jay assistant Mack Breed was put on administrative leave.

Guatemalan club official killed after threats

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GUATEMALA CITY = The vice president of Deportivo Xinabajul in Guatemala has been shot to death by unidentified gunmen after receiving threats related to the squad's poor performance. National Civil Police spokesman Donald Gonzalez says no suspects have yet been detained in the killing of Carlos Noe Gomez.

Jewish League in England rocked by identity scandal

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LONDON, England Holy Mount Zion of England's all-Jewish Maccabi Southern Football League has been suspended for league play after allegations were made that the team was using non-Jewish players. According to England's The Jewish Chronicle, the team has been under suspicion for using non-Jewish players after complaints had been made to the league by [.