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Benitez stays unbeaten while Barça lose again

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SPAIN'S BIG TWO SHOW CONTRASTING PRE-SEASON FORM

The Spanish Week in Review

* Cristiano Ronaldo picked up a back strain and will sit out Real Madrid's clash with Tottenham in Munich this week. Karim Benzema has a thigh strain and also misses out.

Real Madrid drew 0:0 with Milan in Shanghai before edging the Rossoneri 10-9 on penalties.

FIFA 15 Goals of the season by EA Sports

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FIFA 15 Goals of the season by EA Sports - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

EA Sports have released FIFA 15 Goals of the Season compilation video. It's an absolute treat to watch, featuring some breath taking goals, which we can only dream of scoring like these.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, Manchester City's Sergio Aguero all feature in this short collection.

Aaron Ramsey And Erik Lamela Join Messi, Ronaldo And Scots Teen Robbie Muirhead On UEFA’s Goal Of The Season Shortlist (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

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Two Premier League stars have made it onto the UEFA shortlist for their 2014/15 Goal of the Season. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey gets the nod for his cracking long-range volley against Galatasaray in the Champions League while Spurs schemer Erik Lamela's fabulous 'rabona' againstAsteras Tripolis in the Europa League is also included.

Manchester United

Manchester United make £90m bid for Real superstar Gareth Bale says former agent

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Manchester United make £90m bid for Real superstar Gareth Bale says former agent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to former FIFA agent Vincent Rodriguez, Manchester United have made a £90m bid for Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale.

The Welsh international left Tottenham Hotspur and completed a £85m world record move to Spain in 2013.

Six Days Limit for Manchester United’s biggest transfer of the summer

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Six Days Limit for Manchester United's biggest transfer of the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It does not need any extra introduction to say David de Gea transfer saga has been Manchester United's biggest concern throughout the summer. Spanish newspaper Marca have an update on the transfer saga(read as boring repetition) where they claim United and Real Madrid have only six days left to finalise a deal for the Spaniard.

Transfer Balls: Man Utd Ready Megabid For Bale, Liverpool Reel In Real Madrid’s Cheryshev, Wenger Dismisses Arsenal Benzema Bid

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Man Utd Ready Megabid For Bale

The Star, via the Express, tells us that Manchester United are still eager to lure Gareth Bale to Old Trafford. Red Devil's boss Louis van Gaal is itching for another big signing ahead of the new season, and even the imminent arrival of Barcelona's Pedro at Old Trafford in unlikely to quench his thrist for a blockbuster deal.

Van Gaal wants De Gea sold

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Louis Van Gaal has told Manchester United to sell David De Gea before the end of the transfer window, as the Dutchman looks to put an end to the transfer saga.

The Spaniard has been a long-time target for Real Madrid but United have refused to sell him, even thoughDe Gea hasonly 12 months left on his current deal and hasmade clear he's not interested in signing a new contract at Old Trafford.

Ramos drops massive hint of Manchester United transfer on Twitter?

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Ramos drops massive hint of Manchester United transfer on Twitter? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sergio Ramos has apparently committed his future to Real Madrid. The Spain defender has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer, but as it stands, he has the backing of the Real Madrid club president, and that he is not going anywhere at the moment.

Real Madrid hero: Never thought one day I would play for Manchester United

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Real Madrid hero: Never thought one day I would play for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo, along with Barcelona's Lionel Messi, is undoubtedly one of the greatest ever player to have graced the beautiful game.

The fact that he has always tested himself at higher levels, moving from his comfort zone again and again to achieve excellence, only shows his hunger and desire to succeed in his profession.

Manchester United Transfer: Van Gaal orders club to sell their best player

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Manchester United Transfer: Van Gaal orders club to sell their best player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal has ordered theclub's board of directors to accept an offer from Real Madrid, for goalkeeper David De Gea.

De Gea has been linked with a move to Real Madrid all summer and despite Manchester United's insistence that the player is not for sale, it seems Van Gaal has given up on his number one keeper.

Manchester United’s €32m Transfer Almost Done, Forward to bid farewell on Wednesday

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Barcelona are still adamant that the club will not sell their home grown player Pedro Rodriguez in the summer. However, going by the media report, it seems, the 'Pedro transfer to Manchester United' is now only a question of when.

Van Gaal wants to sell De Gea to Real Madrid

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Van Gaal wants to sell De Gea to Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Another twist in the David de Gea transfer saga: According to Spanish newspaper AS, Louis van Gaal has told Manchester United board to sell David de Gea to Real Madrid.

AS Front Page: David de Gea transfer in Labyrinth

That's the front page for you.

Van Gaal Admits De Gea Transfer Saga Is Affecting Team

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits that he has a goalkeeping problem on his hands after an unconvincing David de Gea performance against PSG on Wednesday.

De Geal was brilliant against Barcelona at the weekend, but he was equally as bad in Chicago where van Gaal hauled his goalkeeper off at half-time.

United and PSG agree deal for Di Maria

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Manchester United and PSG have reached an agreement over the transfer of Angel Di Maria to the French capital, according to Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.

The Argentinedid notjoin up with the United squad in San Jose for the last leg of their US tour, after he wasgiven an extended break following his involvement in the Copa America with Argentina and PSG manager Laurent Blanc suggested a deal was 'very close'.

Sergio Ramos snubs Manchester United to agree five-year deal with Real Madrid

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Sergio Ramos snubs Manchester United to agree five-year deal with Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The transfer saga involving Sergio Ramos and Manchester United has finally come to and end. After a summer full of speculation, as reported here by reliable Spanish daily Marca, the Spaniard has decided to stay on at Real Madrid, agreeing a three-year extension on his current contract which expires in 2017.

Ramos Signs New Deal At Real Madrid

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It was exactly as Manchester United feared. Sergio Ramos had no intention of ever leaving Real Madrid and the news that he has signed a new deal that will keep him at the Bernabéu until 2020 confirmed those fears. Ramos used the interest from United, as others have done also, to get more a bigger contract from his current club.

REAL MADRID - SERGIO RAMOS FIX DEAL UNTIL 2020

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Dutch star informs teammates about Manchester United transfer

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Dutch star informs teammates about Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Spanish source, El Confidencial, Manchester United are close to signing Ajax goalkeeper, Jasper Cillessen.

Manchester United Transfer: Cillessen set to replace De Gea?

Cillessen has been identified as an ideal replacement for David De Gea, who is strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid.

The Baffling Bungle Of Angel Di Maria’s Man Utd Career: What Is And What Should Have Never Been

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Alas, it looks for all the world like Angel Di Maria's brief Premier League adventure is at an end.

Despite his scheduled post-season annual leave elapsing, the Argentinian winger has not joined his Manchester United colleagues on tour in America and is expected instead to sign for PSG before the week is out thus bringing to a prematureconclusionhis largely barrendalliancewith English football, one year into a five-year contract.

Ramos, his agent and Florentino Perez call truce

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Ramos, his agent and Florentino Perez call truce - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A meeting in China between the Real Madrid club president Florentino Perez, Sergio Ramos and René Ramos, his agent and brother, has ended in a peace treaty in Guangzhou leaving the door open for negotiations back in Madrid.

Transfer Balls: Man Utd Close In On Pedro, Arsenal Beat Chelsea To Callejon Signature, Tottenham Plan Double Swoop For Berahino And Bolasie

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Pedro Eager For Man Utd Move

The Independent reports (via Marca) that Pedro is eager to join Manchester United.

Mourinho: Hazard better than Manchester United legend

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Mourinho: Hazard better than Manchester United legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes that Eden Hazard is a better player than Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. The Madrid forward won the Ballon d'Or award for the third time in January, but Mourinho still insists that Hazard has performed better than the Manchester United legend.

Arsenal

From Spain: Arsenal made €65m bid for Benzema

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From Spain: Arsenal made €65m bid for Benzema - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have lodged a€65m bid to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

Wenger has been a long term admirer of Benzema, and the Frenchman has tried his luck again to lure the French striker to join Arsenal.

Is this the end of Arsenal’s Benzema transfer hopes?

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It is definitely the biggest and most exciting of all the Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds at the minute and even though the transfer of Karim Benzema from Real Madird to the Gunners may have seemed just a pope dream at the beginning of the summer, there was a growing belief that it might [.

English Premier League

Arsenal Transfer news: Wenger submits €57m bid for 22 goal striker

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Arsenal Transfer news: Wenger submits €57m bid for 22 goal striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Spanish publication, Fichajes, Arsenal have submitted a€57m offer for Real Madrid forward, Karim Benzema.

Arsenal Transfer News: World class Benzema the prime target for Wenger

Benzema has been linked with a summer move to Arsenal for a while now and it seems Wenger has finally decided to submit a formal offer.

Aaron Ramsey: Choosing between ‘sublime’ Alexis Sanchez and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale impossible

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Liverpool Transfer: Rodgers bids for Real Madrid star, Rafa Benitez holds the key

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Spanish publication Marca have claimed that Liverpool have submitted an offer for the Real Madrid midfielder, Asier Illarramendi.

Liverpool Transfer: Illarramendi on his way to Anfield?

Jose Mourinho makes jokes about Rafa Benitez’s weight

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Jose Mourinho has hit back at Rafael Benitez's wife with a remarkable jibe about his rival manager's weight.

Montserrat Seara had claimed in Spanish newspaper La Region that her husband "tidied up the mess" left behind by Mourinho after Benitez took over at Real Madrid this summer the third time he had joined a club previously managed by the Chelsea boss.

Jose Mourinho makes jokes about Rafa Benitez’s weight

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Jose Mourinho has hit back at Rafael Benitez's wife with a remarkable jibe about his rival manager's weight.

Montserrat Seara had claimed in Spanish newspaper La Region that her husband "tidied up the mess" left behind by Mourinho after Benitez took over at Real Madrid this summer the third time he had joined a club previously managed by the Chelsea boss.

Jose Mourinho takes dig at Rafa Benitez’s weight in incredible rant

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Jose Mourinho takes dig at Rafa Benitez's weight in incredible rant - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho has opened Pandora's box again with former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez. Chelsea fans have never been on good terms with the Spaniard,despite him managing them for a brief period in the 2012/13 season.

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Jose Mourinho Keeps Classy Rafa Benitez Feud Alive By Responding To Wife’s Quips With A Fat Joke

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Great. It looks as though the long-running and always entertaining feud between Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho has farted back into life. They just couldn't let it lie, could they?

It all began yesterday when Benitez's good lady wife, Montserrat Seara,quipped that her husband had spent his life clearing up after Mourinho having followed him into the managerial breach at Inter Milan, Chelsea and now Real Madrid.

Jose responds to Mrs Benitez's comments - "Take care of your husbands diet!"

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I personally do not like Rafa Benitez, never have and never will and it seems that Jose Mourinho has not warmed to him either. After Mrs Benitez had made a comment about him, Jose responded in true Mourinho fashion!

So to Mrs Benitez and the comments she made first of all. Speaking recently after her husband somehow landed the Real Madrid job, she stated the following:

"Real Madrid are the third of Jose Mourinho's old teams Rafa has coached.

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SERGIO RAMOS | TOP OVERRATED FOOTBALL PLAYER

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Cristiano Ronaldo Gives Agent Jorge Mendes An Entire Greek Island As Wedding Present

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Cristiano Ronaldo was on best man duty while his agent and confidante Jorge Mendes gotmarried in Porto on Sunday afternoon.

As well as all the usual shenanigans, the Real Madrid superstar also bestowed the groom with one hell of a wedding present.

As initiallyreported by Move Noticias, Ronaldo apparently chose to show his gratitude to Mendes by buying his Mr 15% a nice new Greek island.

Spurs excitement mounts : Fire up the Quatro.

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Audi Cup Line-up. Who let that cockerel in? . The JimmyG2 Column. . America! It's a long way to go for a pre-season friendly. Just ask Cristopher Columbus. Though I dare say we've been a lot further. At least the game against Real Madrid or Spurs Old Boys as they are known on the Musings is closer to home.

Real Madrid vs AC Milan 2015 Highlights 10-9 Penalties Video Champions Cup

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Real Madrid vs AC Milan 2015 (Real Madrid-Milan VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Real Madrid vs AC Milan 0-0 (Real win 10-9 on penalties) Shanghai, China- International Champions Cup 2015- 30 July, 2015- 30/7/15 Real Madrid win the Chinese leg of the International Champions Cup after beating AC Milan 10-9 on penalties Extended highlights, [.

Mourinho Calls Rafa Benitez Fat

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We are not yet into August and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has accused Liverpool and Manchester United of trying to buy the title, of Arsenal of out-spending the Blues, and now he has called Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez fat. What will he be like in mid-season when the pressure is really on?

Mourinho was responding to an interview that Rafa's wife gave in which she jokingly said that it seems almost fated that Benitez should continue to join clubs in the Portuguese coach's wake.

Cristiano Ronaldo Pulls Off Sassy ‘No Look’ Pass As Real Madrid Limber Up In Shanghai (Video)

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Normally we'd consider the 'no-look' pass to beone of the daftest innovations in the history of football, what with it serving no purpose whatsoever 99% of the time you see it trotted out.

That said, we couldn't help but be impressed by Cristiano Ronaldo's playful version, as pulled off during this afternoon's Real Madrid training session in Shanghai.

Azzurri await on the road to Russia

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SPAIN AND ITALY IN THE SAME WORLD CUP QUALIFYING GROUP, RAFA'S REAL IMPRESS AND THE COPA DEL REY BOOING IS PUNISHED
The Spanish Week in Review Sean O'Conor, Ponferrada, Spain
* Spain were drawn into Group G for World Cup 2018 qualifying alongside Italy, Albania, Israel, Italy, Lichtenstein and Madedonia.

De Gea happy to be reunited with Chicharito

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In January, Adam Crafton (The Daily Mail) gave some insight in to the situation of David de Gea and his likely transfer to Real Madrid.

Eric Steele recalls how Javier Hernandez was excellent with him off the pitch and Patrice Evra, who speaks Spanish, was a really helpful on-field influence, particularly playing in defence and passing on instructions.