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No signings, no problem says Tottenham playmaker Eriksen

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Orlando (AFP) – Christian Eriksen is adamant Tottenham Hotspur’s lack of action in the transfer market this summer will not hamper manager Mauricio Pochettino’s push for the Premier League title.

While Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all spent vast amounts in the last few weeks, Tottenham have brought in no fresh faces to boost a squad who’ve gone close to landing the championship for the past two campaigns.

No signings, no problem says Tottenham playmaker Eriksen

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Orlando (AFP) – Christian Eriksen is adamant Tottenham Hotspur’s lack of action in the transfer market this summer will not hamper manager Mauricio Pochettino’s push for the Premier League title.

While Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all spent vast amounts in the last few weeks, Tottenham have brought in no fresh faces to boost a squad who’ve gone close to landing the championship for the past two campaigns.

Monaco rebuff Man City’s Mendy bid

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London (AFP) – French champions Monaco have turned down a bid from Manchester City for French defender Benjamin Mendy, according to media reports on Thursday.

Pep Guardiola is desperate to add Mendy to his full-back options after releasing Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta this summer, but their £44.

Monaco rebuff Man City’s Mendy bid

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London (AFP) – French champions Monaco have turned down a bid from Manchester City for French defender Benjamin Mendy, according to media reports on Thursday.

Pep Guardiola is desperate to add Mendy to his full-back options after releasing Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta this summer, but their £44.

Real’s Danilo set for Man City move

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London (AFP) – Manchester City are close to signing Real Madrid full-back Danilo, according to widespread media reports on Thursday.

Pep Guardiola made full-backs his top transfer priority in the close season having released Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna, and Brazilian international Danilo is on the verge of joining Kyle Walker as City’s latest recruit in that position.

Mourinho treating Manchester derby as training session

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he plans to treat Thursday’s exhibition match against Manchester City as a training session as the two Premier League rivals prepare to clash in Houston.

The two teams meet at the NRG Stadium - home of the Houston Texans NFL team - in the first ever edition of the Manchester derby to be staged overseas.

Mourinho treating Manchester derby as training session

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he plans to treat Thursday’s exhibition match against Manchester City as a training session as the two Premier League rivals prepare to clash in Houston.

The two teams meet at the NRG Stadium - home of the Houston Texans NFL team - in the first ever edition of the Manchester derby to be staged overseas.

Hart completes West Ham loan move

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London (AFP) – Manchester City’s England goalkeeper Joe Hart has completed his season-long loan move to Premier League rivals West Ham United, the club confirmed Tuesday.

The 30-year-old spent last season on loan at Italian side Torino after Pep Guardiola took over as City boss last summer, and Hart was told once again that he was not in the Spaniard’s plans.

Kyle Walker joins Man City from Tottenham in big-money move

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London (AFP) – England international Kyle Walker signed for Manchester City from Tottenham Hotspur on Friday in a deal that could see him become the world’s most expensive defender.

The 27-year-old right-back signed a five-year contract for a fee that could rise with add-ons to £54 million ($70m, 61m euros), according to The Times and other media.

Walker set for big money Man City move

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London (AFP) – England full-back Kyle Walker is set for a £50 million ($64.5m, 56.7m euros) move to Manchester City from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, the BBC and British Press Association reported Thursday.

The 27-year-old - who moved along with Kyle Naughton to Spurs from Sheffield United in 2009 for a combined total of £9 million - is expected to undergo a medical with City on Friday and go with them on their pre-season tour of the United States.

Walker set for big money Man City move

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London (AFP) – England full-back Kyle Walker is set for a £50 million ($64.5m, 56.7m euros) move to Manchester City from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, the BBC and British Press Association reported Thursday.

The 27-year-old - who moved along with Kyle Naughton to Spurs from Sheffield United in 2009 for a combined total of £9 million - is expected to undergo a medical with City on Friday and go with them on their pre-season tour of the United States.

China looks to Manchester to ramp up football fortunes

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese coaches hope the magic of Mourinho and the guile of Guardiola will rub off on them as they attempt to dramatically improve football in the world’s most populous country.

A group of 57 Chinese coaches is in Manchester on an intensive 12-week training and management course, part of a drive by the Beijing government and football-supporting President Xi Jinping.

China looks to Manchester to ramp up football fortunes

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese coaches hope the magic of Mourinho and the guile of Guardiola will rub off on them as they attempt to dramatically improve football in the world’s most populous country.

A group of 57 Chinese coaches is in Manchester on an intensive 12-week training and management course, part of a drive by the Beijing government and football-supporting President Xi Jinping.

Alves targets history after PSG switch

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Paris (AFP) – Brazil international Dani Alves admitted the prospect of “making history” by winning the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain factored into his decision to join the French heavyweights.

Alves was unveiled as the club’s second signing of the close season on Wednesday after joining PSG in a two-year deal on a free transfer following his exit from Juventus last month.

England’s Hart confident Man City won’t price him out of market

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London (AFP) – Under-pressure England goalkeeper Joe Hart believes Manchester City won’t make it difficult for him to find another club by demanding a prohibitive transfer fee.

The 30-year-old - who was subjected to criticism for conceding two free-kicks in the 2-2 World Cup qualifier draw with Scotland on Saturday - has returned to City after spending last season on loan with Serie A outfit Torino.

England’s Hart confident Man City won’t price him out of market

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London (AFP) – Under-pressure England goalkeeper Joe Hart believes Manchester City won’t make it difficult for him to find another club by demanding a prohibitive transfer fee.

The 30-year-old - who was subjected to criticism for conceding two free-kicks in the 2-2 World Cup qualifier draw with Scotland on Saturday - has returned to City after spending last season on loan with Serie A outfit Torino.

Manchester City complete move for goalkeeper Ederson

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London (AFP) – Manchester City have completed the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

The announcement came a week after Benfica said they had agreed to sell the 23-year-old to City for 40 million euros ($45 million, £34.

Manchester City sign goalkeeper Ederson: Benfica

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Lisbon (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s summer recruitment drive continued apace on Thursday as Manchester City signed the up-and-coming Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes from Benfica, the Portuguese champions announced.

The 40-million-euro (£34.85m, $44.87m) deal makes the 23-year-old the most expensive goalkeeper since Juventus paid Parma 52 million euros for Gianluigi Buffon back in 2001.

Manchester City sign goalkeeper Ederson: Benfica

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Lisbon (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s summer recruitment drive continued apace on Thursday as Manchester City signed the up-and-coming Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes from Benfica, the Portuguese champions announced.

The 40-million-euro (£34.85m, $44.87m) deal makes the 23-year-old the most expensive goalkeeper since Juventus paid Parma 52 million euros for Gianluigi Buffon back in 2001.

Monaco’s Silva to join Man City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Portuguese playmaker Bernardo Silva is to join Manchester City from French champions Monaco on July 1, the English Premier League club announced Friday.

Silva’s arrival is the first high-profile signing by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

Navas, Clichy, Caballero and Sagan in Manchester City exodus

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas, and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday headed a quartet of players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

City announced later Thursday reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who famously saved three penalties in the shootout win over Liverpool in the 2016 League Cup final, would also be leaving.

Navas, Clichy, Caballero and Sagan in Manchester City exodus

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas, and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday headed a quartet of players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

City announced later Thursday reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who famously saved three penalties in the shootout win over Liverpool in the 2016 League Cup final, would also be leaving.

Navas, Clichy and Caballero join Manchester City clearout

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas, and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday became the latest players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

City announced later Thursday reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who famously saved three penalties in the shootout win over Liverpool in the 2016 League Cup final, would also be leaving.

Navas, Clichy and Caballero join Manchester City clearout

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas, and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday became the latest players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

City announced later Thursday reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who famously saved three penalties in the shootout win over Liverpool in the 2016 League Cup final, would also be leaving.

Navas and Clichy join Man City clearout

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday became the latest players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

The duo join veteran Argentinian full-back Pablo Zabaleta in leaving after their contracts ended following an underwhelming campaign that resulted in the first ever trophy-less season for manager Pep Guardiola.

Navas and Clichy join Man City clearout

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday became the latest players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

The duo join veteran Argentinian full-back Pablo Zabaleta in leaving after their contracts ended following an underwhelming campaign that resulted in the first ever trophy-less season for manager Pep Guardiola.

Manchester City

Wednesday Ticker: Alvaro Morata to Chelsea, Wojciech Szczesny to Juventus, and more

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It was a typically busy afternoon in the European transfer window, headlined by a pair of high-profile moves, with promises of more to come.

Chelsea stole the headlines on Wednesday, as they agreed to a massive transfer for Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata. The transfer fee is reportedly in the neighborhood of £70 million for the Spanish striker.

Pep Guardiola ready to let Joe Hart join Man Utd

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Leicester City preparing £25M bid for Kelechi Iheanacho

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Leicester City certainly enjoyed their moment in the big time after winning the Premier League in 2016. They reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League last year, and even though the fairytale did end there, they certainly took us all on a magnificent thrill ride.

Judging by the way The Foxes are going in this summer’s transfer window though, it looks like they want to get back among the elite pretty quickly.

Tottenham eyeing Ricardo Pereira as potential Kyle Walker replacement

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Porto defender Ricardo Pereira is among the player consider by Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as the possible replacement for Kyle Walker, should the England international leave the north London club this summer.

The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola reported to be confident of signing the right-back for a fee of £40m.

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Reports: Man City Forgotten Man Joe Hart Set For West Ham Loan Move

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Joe Hart is expected to join West Ham United on loan from Manchester City, according to reports, with the England 'keeper set to undergo a medical tomorrow.

Having found himself out-of-favour under Pep Guardiola, Hart moved to Italy at the start of last season, but struggled to impress with Torino.

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.

‘Today Is The End Of Our Relationship’ – Dani Alves Confirms Juventus Exit With Honest, Self-Penned Farewell Message

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With a move to Man City purported to be in the offing, Dani Alves has confirmed that he has left Juventus after just one largely successful season with the Turin-ians.

The 34-year-old Brazilian posted a heartfelt farewell message on his Instagram account, thanking everybody at Juve for making the last year of his career such an enjoyable one.

Reports: Dani Alves ‘Verbally Agrees’ To Join Man City, Currently Negotiating Juventus Exit

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It may have come ever so slightly out of the blue, but it looks like Dani Alves will be moving to Man City in the very near future.

Alves only joined Juventus last summer and spent an incredibly successful year at the Serie A champions, endearing himself to fans while defying naysayers who cited his advancing years as a reason to be cautious.

‘My Daughter Has Changed Colour’ – Nolito Admits He’s Desperate To Leave Man City, Likens Manchester To ‘Living In A Cave’

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Unsurprisingly, Nolito is rather keen to move on from Man City this summer having played just 39 minutes of Premier League football since the beginning of February.

The Spanish forward has been heavily linked with a move toback to La Liga, with Sevilla said to be keen to engineer a season-long loan deal.

Official: Benfica Confirm Man City’s €40m Purchase Of Ederson Has Now Gone Through (Photo)

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Benfica have emitted a short statement to confirm that Man City's purchase of goalkeeper Ederson has now gone through.

The Portuguese club have declaredthat the deal is worth€40million (around £35million), with 50% going to third parties.

The transaction was made public when Benfica announced it to the Portuguese Securities Market Commission.

Reports: Man City On Verge Of Making Benfica’s Ederson The Most Expensive Goalkeeper In History

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Man City are on the verge of procuring themselves a rather expensive new goalkeeper in the shape of Benfica's 23-year-old Brazilian stopper Ederson Moraes.

Sky Sports are reporting that the fee involved is £45million, which would make Ederson the most expensive goalkeeper in history.

However, BBC reporter Simon Stone is adamant that City will 'only' be paying £33million, thus making Ederson the second most expensive 'keeper behind Gianluigi Buffon.

Chelsea

Chelsea linked with second rate Goalkeeper released by Pep Guardiola!

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According to reports, Chelsea have made their move to sign a replacement Goalkeeper after Asmir Begovic signed for Bournemouth and it's someone released by Pep Guardiola!

Let me start by saying it's not Joe Hart! Let's be honest, with Thibaut Courtois expected to sign a new improved contract it was never going to be.

Retro Football: 25 Brilliant Archive Photos Of Iconic Champions League Final Moments Past

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As you're probably well aware, the Champions League final is due to kick-off in Cardiff in a few hours' time.

So, to wet your whistle for the 2017 edition, Pies thought we'd gee you up with a cavalcade of choice imagery from finals past.

Here they bloomin' well be, presentedin no particular order.

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Wenger makes it clear where he stands on Alexis contract – He’s staying!

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The biggest worry for Arsenal fans this summer is whether we will lose our superstar Alexis Sanchez during the transfer window, with most of the rumours and betting markets believing quite categorically that he will be joining Pep Guardiola up at Manchester City. When asked last night if he knew where his future lay for [.