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Everton wanted Spaniard in August, will try again in January; Koeman will have this advantage

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Everton will make an attempt to sign the experienced Porto defender Ivan Marcano when the January transfer window opens.

According to recent reports, the Merseyside outfit tried to sign Marcano during the summer transfer window but the Portuguese giants rejected the offer. In fact, the player was not open to a transfer either and he turned down the chance to join Everton as well.

Fulham set to sign Portuguese fullback from Porto

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Championship side Fulham are on the verge of signing FC Porto left back Rafa Soares, according to reports from Portugal.

The 22-year-old has been at Porto since 2005 and has spent the last two seasons on loan at Academica and Rio Ave. Portuguese daily O Jogo suggest that if negotiations between Fulham and Porto are successful, Soares could travel to England by the end of this week to complete his move to the Championship.

Crystal Palace agree deal to sign defender, 25-yr-old impressed in the Premier League last season

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Crystal Palace are looking to improve their back four before the start of the season and Frank de Boer has looked at the Porto star Bruno Martins Indi as an ideal target.

According to The Times, the Eagles have already agreed on a deal with Porto for the Holland international but the player is yet to undergo his medical at Selhurst Park.

Tottenham will sign £22m Porto full-back as Kyle Walker replacement

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With Kyle Walker’s £50m transfer to Manchester City close to finalised, Tottenham have begun actively looking for replacements for the full-back.

According to a report in Evening Standard, FC Porto are “confident Tottenham will pay the £22million asking price for Ricardo Pereira if they sell Kyle Walker to Manchester City”.

Spurs want top class West Ham target, Attacker's flair could be a huge asset for Pochettino

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Tottenham are looking to freshen up their attack before the start of the new season and latest reports claim that the Londoners are interested in the Porto attacker Yacine Brahimi.

According to today’s printed edition of the Portuguese newspaper O Jogo (via HITC), Tottenham are looking to bring the Algerian to the Premier League this summer.

Benitez set to sign striker this week, other suitors cannot match Newcastle's wage offer

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Rafa Benitez is looking to add to his squad ahead of the new season and the Spaniard is reportedly close to signing the Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar.

According to Daily Star, the Magpies are confident of signing the Porto star this summer. The Cameroon international was linked with a move to Rennes as well.

Tottenham to replace Kyle Walker with £22M Porto defender?

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Tottenham Hotspur are bracing themselves for the exit of Kyle Walker. The full-back has been a target for Manchester City for a while, and it was reported earlier this month that he was one of the foremost names on Pep Guardiola’s priority list. The Citizens are going to spend £40 million to bring Walker to the blue half of Manchester.

Pochettino identifies top class star's replacement, Spurs will trigger 23-yr-old's release clause

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Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker has been linked with a move away from the club this summer and it seems that Mauricio Pochettino has found a replacement.

According to Portuguese outlet Sabado, the Londoners are looking to agree a deal for the highly talented Porto right back Ricardo Pereira.

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Wolves break transfer record for Portuguese star

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London (AFP) – Highly-rated Portugal Under-21 international Ruben Neves became second-tier English side Wolverhampton Wanderers’ record signing on Saturday, joining the Chinese-owned team from Porto for a reported £15.8 million ($20.3m, 17.9m euros).

The 20-year-old - who in 2015 became the youngest Champions League captain of all time in a match with Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel Aviv - signed a five-year contract and is reunited with former Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo.

Wolves break transfer record for Portuguese star

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London (AFP) – Highly-rated Portugal Under-21 international Ruben Neves became second-tier English side Wolverhampton Wanderers’ record signing on Saturday, joining the Chinese-owned team from Porto for a reported £15.8 million ($20.3m, 17.9m euros).

The 20-year-old - who in 2015 became the youngest Champions League captain of all time in a match with Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel Aviv - signed a five-year contract and is reunited with former Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo.

Porto fall foul of financial fair play rules

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Paris (AFP) – Porto will be limited to 22 players instead of 25 in their Champions League squad next season and fined around 700,000 euros ($784,000) after breaking financial fair play rules, UEFA said on Friday.

The ruling comes after operational costs rules were infringed and UEFA may increase the fine by up to a further 1.

Dybala fires Juve past depleted Porto

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – A first-half penalty from Paulo Dybala helped fire Juventus into the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday after a 1-0 win sent the Serie A champions through 3-0 on aggregate.

Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo had hailed Juve’s 20-game unbeaten home run in Europe as he played down the Portuguese side’s chances of overturning a 2-0 first leg defeat at the Estadio do Dragao.

Porto win puts vintage Allegri on display

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Milan (AFP) – A perfectly-orchestrated 2-0 win over depleted Porto has put Juventus on the cusp of the Champions League quarter-finals, and underlined Massimiliano Allegri’s credentials amid rumours of an eventual move England’s Premier League.

Croatia starlet Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves came off the bench to strike late and ease the beaten 2015 finalists to victory over the Portuguese, who had been reduced to 10 men following Alex Telles’ 27th minute expulsion.

Managers

‘Don’t Worry Leicester, We’ll Take Care Of Him’ – FC Nantes (Finally) Swear In Claudio Ranieri As New Head Coach

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Claudio Ranieri has sidestepped that odd bit of Ligue 1 regulation to formally join FC Nantes as their new head coach.

Ranieri's appointment was held up after it was discovered he may have been too old to take the job, but the French club have now obtained a derogation from the French Football Federation to allow the Italian to take charge on a two-year contract.

Marco Silva Triggers Hull City Break Clause ‘With Immediate Effect’ As Crystal Palace Continue To Pitch Woo

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Not that it was ever going to pan out any differently, but Marco Silva has today official resigned his post at Hull City.

The Portuguese coach spent 139 days in charge at the KCOM Stadium, taking a lost cause and hauling them up off the bottom of the tableonly to eventually come up short in the struggle to stave off relegation.

Arsenal

Is Brahimi really the best Arsenal could get to bolster attacking options?

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Arsenal are claimed to have shown a strong interest in signing Yacine Brahimi from Porto this summer. The forward is expected to leave his current club in the coming window, with Porto said to be in need of funds. West Ham and Everton have both shown an interest, but it is claimed that the Gunners [.

Arsenal plotting £52m bid for Porto prodigy

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Arsenal are reportedly planning a big money move for Porto sensation, Andre Silva if, as expected,...

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Benfica

Where to find Benfica vs. Porto on US live streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Benfica vs. Porto, you’ve come to the right place.

The O Clássico is the biggest match of the 2016/17 Primeira Liga, which kicks off at 3:30pm ET on Saturday when first place Benfica host second place Porto in a match that could go a long way to deciding who will be champion.

Where to find Benfica vs. Porto on US live streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Benfica vs. Porto, you’ve come to the right place.

The O Clássico is the biggest match of the 2016/17 Primeira Liga, which kicks off at 3:30pm ET on Saturday when first place Benfica host second place Porto in a match that could go a long way to deciding who will be champion.

Juventus

Champions League: Porto Fan Clambers Over Into Juventus Section To Swap Scarves With Rival Supporter (Video)

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Porto's hardy band of travelling fans were in fine form last night, singing, chanting andgenerally cavorting the night away despite watching Juventus knock their side out of the Champions League.

The revelryin the away end was perhaps best encapsulated by alone Porto fan, who scaled the perimeter fence and clambered over into aJuventus section just to swap souvenirs with a rival supporter.

Leicester nei quarti per la prima volta. Juve tra le migliori otto, basta Dybala

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Storica qualificazione ai quarti di finale di Champions per il Leicester del dopo Ranieri. I Foxes, guidati da Craig Shakespeare, superano 2 a 0 il Siviglia nel match di ritorno, ribaltano il ko per 2 a 1 dell'andata e brindano così al passaggio del turno. Gli andalusi, sotto di due reti e in 10 uomini [.

Where to find Juventus vs. Porto on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Juventus vs. Porto, you’ve come to the right place.

In the first leg in Portugal, Juventus overcame Porto to win 2-0. With Juventus in the driving seat in this game and Juve having scored two away goals, the advantage is certainly with the Italian side.

Where to find Juventus vs. Porto on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Juventus vs. Porto, you’ve come to the right place.

In the first leg in Portugal, Juventus overcame Porto to win 2-0. With Juventus in the driving seat in this game and Juve having scored two away goals, the advantage is certainly with the Italian side.

Soccer TV: Juventus vs Porto

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The Champions League continues on Fox Sports with Juventus playing Porto on FS2 and Leicester City hosting Sevilla on FS1. The CONCACAF Champions League is also on the Tuesday soccer TV schedule, with Tigres playing Vancouver in their semifinal first-leg on Facebook Live.

Juventus vs Porto at 3:45pm on Fox Sports 2 in the second-leg of their Champions League round of 16 series.

Juventus up for ‘incredible’ Champions League title: Dybala

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Paulo Dybala said Juventus will give Porto no chance to overturn their 2-0 first leg, last 16 deficit on Tuesday as they seek to land an “incredible” Champions League title.

“Conceding an early goal isn’t in our plans. We hope it doesn’t happen but if it does we’ll put the ball back on the centre spot and hope not to concede any more,” Dybala said in Turin on Monday.

Juventus up for ‘incredible’ Champions League title: Dybala

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Paulo Dybala said Juventus will give Porto no chance to overturn their 2-0 first leg, last 16 deficit on Tuesday as they seek to land an “incredible” Champions League title.

“Conceding an early goal isn’t in our plans. We hope it doesn’t happen but if it does we’ll put the ball back on the centre spot and hope not to concede any more,” Dybala said in Turin on Monday.

Barcelona-style comeback unlikely, admits Porto coach

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – If Porto overturn a 2-0 deficit at Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday it would be a sensation to rival that of Barcelona’s comeback last week, but coach Nuno Espirito Santo has admitted such a prospect is slim.

Juventus, unbeaten over 20 consecutive home games in Europe, are expected to secure a quarter-final place after beating 10-man Porto 2-0 in Portugal in the first leg of their last-16 tie three weeks ago.

Barcelona-style comeback unlikely, admits Porto coach

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – If Porto overturn a 2-0 deficit at Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday it would be a sensation to rival that of Barcelona’s comeback last week, but coach Nuno Espirito Santo has admitted such a prospect is slim.

Juventus, unbeaten over 20 consecutive home games in Europe, are expected to secure a quarter-final place after beating 10-man Porto 2-0 in Portugal in the first leg of their last-16 tie three weeks ago.

Roundup: Ronaldo wants Real Madrid to replace top class star with this 20-goal Man Utd target

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Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been linked with a move away from Bernabeu at the end of this season.

According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Los Blancos are prepared for the French striker’s departure and have already identified a few potential replacements.

La Juve doma il Porto e ipoteca la qualificazione. Vardy riaccende le speranze del Leicester

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La Juventus passa all'inglese al Do Dragao, manda ko il Porto e ipoteca la qualificazione ai quarti di Champions. A segno Pjaca, al suo primo gol in bianconero, il 2 a 0 porta la firma di Dani Alves. Nell'altro ottavo, l'ultimo, il Siviglia supera il Leicester, tra le mura amiche del Pizjuan, ma il 2 [.

Pjaca, Alves strikes lift Juve past depleted Porto

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Porto (Portugal) (AFP) – Croatian starlet Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves came off the bench to strike late as Juventus overcame 10-man Porto 2-0 in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Wednesday.

Porto hosted Juventus, the beaten 2015 finalists, looking for their first win in four meetings between the sides - and confident in their chances after a recent six-game winning run.

Pjaca, Alves strikes lift Juve past depleted Porto

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Porto (Portugal) (AFP) – Croatian starlet Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves came off the bench to strike late as Juventus overcame 10-man Porto 2-0 in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Wednesday.

Porto hosted Juventus, the beaten 2015 finalists, looking for their first win in four meetings between the sides - and confident in their chances after a recent six-game winning run.

Juventus beat Porto 2-0 in Champions League

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Porto (Portugal) (AFP) – Substitutes Marko Pjanic and Dani Alves scored as Juventus beat 10-man Porto 2-0 in their Champions League last 16 first leg tie on Wednesday

Porto were down to 10-men after two rapid first half bookings picked up by Alex Telles.

Juventus capitalised on his red card with second half goals from Pjanic and Alves to put the Italians in command of the tie.

Juventus in casa del Porto, il Leicester di Ranieri nella tana del Siviglia

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Tra poche ore andranno in scena gli ultimi due ottavi di finale di Champions League. La Juventus di Allegri, cerca un risultato importante in casa dei Dragoni del Porto, nei primi 90 minuti di questa intrigante doppia sfida. Nell'altro incrocio, al Sanchez Pizjuan il Siviglia di Sampaoli affronta il Leicester di Ranieri, in cattive acque in [.

Potent new Juventus face Porto acid test

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Milan (AFP) – A potent new attacking formation that has sent Gonzalo Higuain towards another top scorer’s award faces the acid test Wednesday when Juventus take on Porto away in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Juventus, beaten 3-1 by Barcelona in the 2015 final, are en route to a record sixth Serie A crown and remain many pundits’ favourites to challenge the likes of Real Madrid for the trophy in Cardiff next May.

Potent new Juventus face Porto acid test

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Milan (AFP) – A potent new attacking formation that has sent Gonzalo Higuain towards another top scorer’s award faces the acid test Wednesday when Juventus take on Porto away in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Juventus, beaten 3-1 by Barcelona in the 2015 final, are en route to a record sixth Serie A crown and remain many pundits’ favourites to challenge the likes of Real Madrid for the trophy in Cardiff next May.

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Money Well Spent: Ruben Neves, Wolves’ New £15m Midfielder, Spanks One In From Distance Against Hull City (Video)

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There were many quizzical shrugs exchanged among Wolves fans when their club parted with £15million to sign midfielder Ruben Neves from Porto back in July.

Similarly, there were many Porto fans left utterly bewildered by the transfer chiefly as to why their club had let Neves go for such a pifflingly low fee.

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.

Available, 23, perfect for Tottenham: Pochettino can sign target in cut-price deal, club ready to negotiate

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Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with a move for Ricardo Pereira as the club is believed to be considering replacing Kyle Walker.

Walker’s future seems to be away from north London, with Manchester City reportedly considering a big money move for him in this summer.

Spurs have been linked with a few full-backs in recent months, and Pereira is thought to be on their radar.

Real Madrid reach verbal agreement for €50m South American, Zidane approves summer move

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Real Madrid defender Pepe is expected to leave the club this summer and Los Blancos have identified a replacement for the Portuguese international.

Porto centre-back Felipe Monteiro is in line to replace Pepe at Santiago Bernabeu this summer.