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Sheffield Wednesday could pull off major transfer bargain because of this clause

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Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday could look to sign Frederico Venâncio on a permanent transfer at the end of this season.

The Vitória de Setúbal defender is currently on loan at Wednesday and it seems that they are quite impressed with what they have seen so far.

As per the reports from Portugal (translated by SportWitness), Sheffield Wednesday will have to pay around €3m for the defender this summer.

Newcastle odds-on favourites to sign Champions League winner this summer

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Newcastle United are odds-on favourites to sign the Spanish keeper Iker Casillas.

The Porto star is expected to leave at the end of this season and bookmakers believe (via Chronicle) that the Magpies are leading the chase for the World Cup winner.

Casillas is one of the best keepers of his generation and despite the regression, he would be quite a coup for Rafa Benitez.

Manchester City and Chelsea eyeing move for £22.2 million striker, could Celtic hold the key?

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Manchester City and Chelsea have been linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon striker Rafael Leao.

The Portugal U21 international recently broke into Sporting’s first team, making his debut during Sunday’s 2-0 win over Feirense.

The 18-year-old came off the bench to replace Bryan Ruiz after 69 minutes to complete his rapid rise through Sporting’s ranks.

Arsenal monitoring £52.5 million playmaker, Man Utd also in the mix

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Arsenal are monitoring the progress of Benfica winger Andrija Zivkovic.

Portuguese media outlet O Jogo have claimed the Gunners sent a team of scouts to watch the 21-year-old during Benfica’s 5-1 victory over Rio Ave on Saturday.

The Serbian international, who has a £52.5 million release clause in his contract, has also been watched by Manchester United over the past few months.

Leeds complete January transfer, attacker delighted after securing dream move

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Leeds United have agreed on a deal with Benfica for the highly rated striker Oliver Sarkic.

The deal has been confirmed on the club’s official website and the player has signed a contract with the Whites until 2020. Leeds have the option of extending his deal for another year should they wish to.

Liverpool monitoring this forward as replacement for Coutinho

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Liverpool are interested in signing Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins.

The Reds watched the player score for Sporting in their 1-1 draw at Benfica on Wednesday and could make a move if Philippe Coutinho signs for Barcelona.

Portuguese newspaper Record says Liverpool have been monitoring the 22-year-old very closely as they prepare for Coutinho’s departure.

2018 World Cup: Group Stage Draw and Fixtures List

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The World Cup 2018 draw was conducted in Moscow earlier this evening and most of the big guns will be happy with their set of opponents in the group stages.

Defending champions Germany have been drawn alongside Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in Group F.

Meanwhile, Gareth Southgate’s England will be delighted with their draw as well.

Wolves set to move for technically gifted star in January, he has been compared to Hazard

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Championship outfit Wolves are looking to break the bank for the highly talented Benfica winger Rafa Silva when the transfer window reopens in January.

The 24-year-old joined Benfica last summer for a fee of €16.4 million and it seems highly unlikely that Benfica will agree to sell him this season.

Wolves closing in on mercurial Arsenal target, club chief flies in to discuss big money move

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Arsenal were interested in signing the highly talented Benfica midfielder Joao Carvalho but it appears that Wolves are currently leading the race for the Portugal U21s star.

According to reports, Jorge Mendes is set to play a key role in bringing the midfielder to Molineux.

Mendes has worked closely with the Wolves hierarchy to improve the Championship outfit and the association continues to benefit Nuno’s side.

4-2-3-1 v Benfica: Mourinho without these 3 Man Utd stars for vital Champions League clash; Team News, Stats & Predictions

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31st October, 19:45 pm BST
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Manchester United host Benfica in the Champions League this week and the Red Devils will look to continue their impressive run of form with a win here.

Everton want this big money target in January, would be a huge mistake from Koeman

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Everton are plotting a move for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho in January.

The Toffees are preparing a £31million bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder. Apparently, Koeman believes that the Portuguese international would be ideal for his midfield.

Everton already have two good defensive midfielders in Gueye and Schneiderlin.

41 goals in 49 games: Everton want this deadly poacher, Steve Walsh has already watched him play

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Everton are looking to sign a striker and the Merseyside outfit are thought to be interested in Bas Dost.

The Sporting Lisbon forward has been on fire ever since he joined the Portuguese outfit and Koeman wants him to fill Lukaku’s void at Goodison Park according to ESPN. The report adds that Everton’s director of football Steve Walsh watched Dost in action recently as well.

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.

Leeds set to confirm attacker's signing this week, deal was agreed before transfer deadline

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Benfica forward Oliver Sarkic is all set to be confirmed as a Leeds United player soon.

The 20-year-old attacker has joined the Championship outfit on a half-season loan until the end of December.

Yorkshire Evening Post are reporting that the agreement was reached before the transfer window closed and Leeds have secured a clearance for the player as well.

West Ham closing in on £40m target, star keen on move; 25-yr-old would transform Bilic's side

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West Ham are closing in on the signing of William Carvalho according to Sky Sports.

The 25-year-old midfielder is a top target for Slaven Bilic and the Hammers have already initiated talks with Sporting for the player.

According to the report, Carvalho has a £40m release clause in his contract but West Ham are hoping to sign him for less.

West Ham pushing for club record transfer; Star keen on move, bid already submitted

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West Ham’s interest in William Carvalho is no secret. The Hammers are ready to smash their transfer record in order to sign the midfielder.

According to Telegraph, West Ham have offered €32m for the talented defensive midfielder but Sporting will only sell the player for €38m. The Portuguese outfit are holding out for €5m in add-ons 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.

West Ham reach verbal agreement with star, club officials have flown out to seal record transfer

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West Ham were linked with a move for the Sporting midfielder William Carvalho earlier this week and it appears that the Hammers are closing in on the player now.

The Portuguese international is a priority target for Slaven Bilic and the Londoners are willing to smash their club transfer record in order to sign him.

Bilic determined to sign Euro 2016 winner, West Ham submit club record bid for star

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West Ham are looking to shore up their midfield options ahead of the start of the new season and Slaven Bilic has identified Sporting’s William Carvalho as a target.

The Portuguese international has been linked with several Premier League clubs over the last few seasons but his steep release clause has been a major problem for his suitors.

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.

Newcastle in talks to seal big money transfer, 28-yr-old midfielder would be perfect for Benitez

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Newcastle United are looking to improve their squad ahead of the new season and Benitez has identified the Greek midfielder Andreas Samaris as a target.

The highly talented defensive midfielder has just two years left on his contract at Benfica and the newly promoted Premier League outfit have begun talks to sign the 28-year-old.

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.

Tottenham looking to sign Euro 2016 winner, bid already submitted for midfield star

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Tottenham are looking to sign the Portuguese international Adrien Silva this summer.

The 28-year-old has been a key player for club and country over the last two seasons and the Londoners want him to aid their title challenge next season.

According to Portuguese outlet A Bola, Tottenham submitted an initial offer of £17.

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.

34 goals in 31 games last season: Newcastle odds-on favourites to sign experienced poacher

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Newcastle United have been linked with quite a few strikers over the last few weeks and the latest name linked with a move to Tyneside is that of Bas Dost. The Sporting forward was a target for Newcastle United last summer and it seems that the player could be an option for the Magpies once again.

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.

Man Utd agree personal terms with highly talented star, player will undergo his medical soon

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Benfica defender Victor Lindelof has been linked with a move to Manchester United for a while now.

The Swedish international was expected to join the Old Trafford outfit last season but the move never materialised. It seems that the Red Devils are finally close to signing the highly talented centre-back now.

Man Utd closing in on £35m Real Madrid target, star will be Mourinho's first summer signing

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Manchester United are close to signing the Benfica centre back Victor Lindelof this summer.

The Swedish international was linked with a move to Old Trafford earlier this year as well and according to latest reports, he will be Mourinho’s first summer signing.

According to Daily Mail, the player is close to joining the Red Devils.

Man City seal another big money signing; Medical complete, star says he is very happy

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Premier League giants Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign the Benfica keeper Ederson.

Pep Guardiola signed Claudio Bravo last summer but the former Barcelona keeper failed to live up to the expectations. City struggled without a top class keeper this season and have decided to address the issue right away.

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.

Portuguese Primeira Liga

Sporting Clube de Portugal 2017/18 Macron Kits

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Sporting Clube de Portugal return to UEFA Champions League action on Wednesday with a trip to last year's finalists Juventus. Known for developing Portuguese legends such asPaulo Futre, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luís Figo, Sporting CP is wearing a three match kit range from Macron for their 2017/18 Primeira Liga (Liga NOS),Taça de Portugal and UCL [.

SC Braga 2017/18 Lacatoni Home, Away and Third Kits

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Set for a Portuguese Primeira Liga season opener against defending champions SL Benfica next weekend,Sporting Clube de Braga will wear kits from Lacatoni for the third year in a row during their upcoming campaign. The perennial Liga NOS top four contenders 2017/18 home kit isin SC Braga's traditional home red with a white polo collar [.

SL Benfica 2017/18 adidas Home Kit

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Portuguese Primeira Liga champions for the last four seasons, Sport Lisboa e Benficahave released their 2017/18 adidas home kit. Las Águias' (The Eagles) will defend theirTaça de Portugal andPrimeira Liga in their traditional primary red. The new shirt will also season action in the UEFA Champions League.

FC Porto 2017/18 New Balance Away Kit

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New Balance has completed the unveiling of FC Porto's 2017/18 match range with the reveal of their newaway kit. The shirt has been launched as part of the ‘Joga Sem Fronteiras' or ‘Play without Boundaries' campaign ahead ofthe team's 17/18 Portuguese Primeira Liga, UEFA Champions League and Taça de Portugal seasons.

FC Porto 2017/18 New Balance Home Kit

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Today New Balance has unveiled the new 2017/18 FC Porto home kit. The shirt has been launched as part of the ‘Joga Sem Fronteiras' or ‘Play without Boundaries' campaign for the 2017/18 season. It will be available atWorld Soccer Shop,Lovell Soccer,Pro:Direct Soccer,Subside Sports, Kitbag andUK Soccer Shopalong with the 27 timesPortuguese Primeira Liga champions new [.

SL Benfica 2017/18 adidas Away Kit

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PortuguesePrimeira Liga champions of the last four consecutive seasons,Sport Lisboa e Benfica have dropped their 2017/18 away kit from longtime club outfitter adidas. Las Águias' (The Eagles) new away uniform will be worn as an alternate to their famous red home strip for next season's Liga NOS, Taça de Portugal and UEFA Champions League campaigns.

Manchester United

On This Day in Football: Wayne’s world is the place to be!

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On this day in 2004, Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick on his debut for Manchester United in a UEFA Champions League match against Fenerbahce.

Ryan Giggs had put United ahead earlier before the then 18-year-old Rooney scored his first goal for the club from the edge of the penalty box in the 17th minute.

Champions League 2017/18 Group Stage: Spurs and Celtic handed group of death

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The Champions League 2017/18 group stage draw takes place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco this evening and the European elite will be waiting to find out their group stage fixtures.

The draw begins at 5 pm BST (6 pm CET) and is scheduled to last two and a quarter hours.

The Rest

Victory Doughnut: Benfica Defender Eliseu Celebrates Winning League By Skidding Around Dressing Room On Moped (Video)

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Benfica stuck five unanswered goals past Vitoria de Guimaraes to wrap up a fourth straight Portuguese Ligatitlein emphatic style on Saturday evening.

The win was enough to open up an eight-point lead over Porto, who managed to beat Pacos de Ferreira the following day but still wound up in second, four points behind their Lisbon-based rivals with one match left to play.

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.