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Why Wenger is key for Ozil to shine at Arsenal

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When Arsenal stunned the football fans and followers in England and around Europe last year, by smashing the club transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, the Germany internetional revealed that Arsene Wenger was a big reason for his decision to become a Gunner. Not only did the Frenchman phone Ozil personally, using [.

Arsenal likely destination for Real Madrid defender

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Arsenal likely destination for Real Madrid defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, who has a close contact with Real Madrid claim that Madrid may look to offload few more players before the transfer window closes.

Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has left the club to join Bayern Munich yesterday.

Di Maria Is Great And Stupid (Like Ozil)

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Why would DI Maria leave Real Madrid (European Champions and statistically the greatest club in Europe i.e the world) for Manchester United who would not be even playing Champions League this season. For starters it is because Real Madrid had pecuniary issues with Di Maria's agent about how should the player of his [.

Manchester United

Manchester United enter transfer negotiation with Real Madrid

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Manchester United enter transfer negotiation with Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italian media have been reporting for the past 48 hours or so that Serie A giants Juventus have almost sealed a deal for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez. Sportmediaset even claimed that the Bianconeri have agreed a personal deal with the Mexican striker and are waiting for a response from Manchester United.

Number 7 tradition excites Di Maria

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Angel Di Maria revealed on Thursday that he was told about the significance of the number 7 at Manchester United by Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the Argentine former teammates at Real Madrid.

During his official presentation as Manchester United player, Di Maria said he was eager to follow in the footsteps of the great players who have previously donned the club's most important shirt, from George Best though he wore 8 and 11 just as often to Bryan Robson, from Eric Cantona to David Beckham and Ronaldo himself.

How Angel Di Maria Can Avoid Being The Latest British Transfer Record To Flop

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Complete the sequence: Angel di Maria, Fernando Torres, Andy Carroll, Robinho, Andrei Shevchenko, "X".

For those who don't instantly recognise what connects the aforementioned soccer players make a note of the eventual answer, because it's a nailed on pub quiz question it's a chronologically descending list of the players signed by English clubs that have broken the British transfer record.

DONE DEAL:Manchester United and Liverpool target joins new club

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DONE DEAL:Manchester United and Liverpool target joins new club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid have agreed a deal in principle with Bayern Munich for the sale of their midfielder Xabi Alonso to the Allianz Arena.

A report from the Daily Star suggested that Premier League giants Manchester United and the midfielder's former club Liverpool.

Angel di Maria Capture Only One Piece Of The Manchester United Jigsaw Puzzle

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Manchester United officially announced the signing of Angel di Maria amid the backdrop of a 4-0 insult at the hands of impudent league one side MK Dons. So abject was their display that if you were watching both teams for the first time you would struggle to believe United was the team purchasing the£60 million player.

Angel Di Maria Insists He Never Wanted to Leave Real Madrid

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Angel Di Maria has released a personal statement following his transfer from Real Madrid to Manchester United, in which he insisted he never wanted to leave the Spanish capital.

Di Maria, 26, spent four years at Madrid, capitulating a superb final season with a Champions League victory. In his letter, he insisted he never wanted to leave Madrid for United, but that he felt forced to do so.

Manchester United sign Angel Di Maria for record fee

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Manchester United have signed Angel Di Maria for a British record fee of £59.7million. The Argentina international midfielder joins on five-year contract. This news should delight all the United fans and of course, Louis van Gaal who has finally made a marquee signing, with four days before the transfer deadline.

Angel Di Maria Writes Open Letter To Real Madrid Fans, Admits He Never Wanted To Leave

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By Chris Wright

As is the done thing these days, Angel Di Maria has penned an open letter to the Real Madrid fans after signing for Manchester United yesterday, thanking them for their support over his four years in La Liga and yadda yadda yadda.

In a passage that is sure to warm the cockles of United fans, Di Maria also admitsthat he never actually wanted to leave Real (we can only assume it was written before last night's League Cup horror show), but that the club made it impossible for him to stay by not valuing him enough and then circulating "lies" to eventually force him out.

European Transfer Rewind: Di Maria sale to Man Utd complete; Everton land Eto’o; and more

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

Manchester United may still have some serious question marks defensively, but did finalize the acquisition of one of the world's best attacking players in landing Argentine winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.

Di Maria signed a five-year contract with Man United on Tuesday after passing a medical.

Manchester United Sign Angel Di Maria For British Transfer Record of £59.7m

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Manchester United has smashedthe British transfer record to sign Argentina and Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria for £59.7million.

Typically when a transfer is made, clubs are reluctant to confirm the price they paid to sign a footballer. But in this case, in an act of bravado and to prove that the club is investing in the future, Manchester United publicly announced the £59.

Real Madrid chief explains Angel Di Maria sale to Manchester United

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Real Madrid chief explains Angel Di Maria sale to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid legend and current director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno has admitted the Champions League winners need to sell their best players in order to accommodate the club sign world class players.

Official: Angel Di Maria Completes Record £59.7m Man Utd Move, Becomes Sixth Most Expensive Signing Ever (First Photo)

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By Chris Wright

It's rubber-stamped and official: Angel Di Maria is now 100% a Manchester United player after passing his medical at Carrington this morning and putting pen to paper on a five-year deal at Old Trafford.

United have announced the news via their club site and via their Twitter feed, with Di Maria's £59.

Di Maria: United the only club I’d have left Real Madrid for

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Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Angel Di Maria.

"I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United," he said. "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Spain and there were a lot of clubs interested in me, but United is the only club that I would have left Real Madrid for.

PHOTO: Angel di Maria holding Manchester United shirt

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PHOTO: Angel di Maria holding Manchester United shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed they have completed the signing of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.

The deal will see the Red Devils break their earlier club-record of £37.1m which they spent on bringing Juan Mata from Chelsea earlier in January.

DONE DEAL: Manchester United complete British record transfer

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DONE DEAL: Manchester United complete British record transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have completed the signing of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid on Tuesday.

According to Sky Sports, the Argentine international's switch to Old Trafford will see the Red Devils spend heavily, which will see them set a British-record feefor the winger's signature.

La Liga

Radamel Falcao Close To Finalizing A Move To Real Madrid, Say Reports

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According to growing reports, AS Monaco have agreed to send Radamel Falcao on a season long loan to Real Madrid for a fee believed to be near £20 million. The Spanish giants will also have the option of signing the striker on a permanent basis at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season.

News of Falcao's move to Madrid began surfacing on Thursday after CNN and beINSPORT contributor Tancredi Palmeri claimed a deal between the clubs had been reached on his Twitter account.

Arsenal’s Big-Money Target Desperate For Move, Rejects Offers From Several Clubs

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To play for Real Madrid is a dream for most footballers around the world. Colombian striker Radamel Falcao is no different. The 28 year-old is desperate to join Los Blancos from AS Monaco, according to reports from Spanish website El Confidencial.

Ronaldo Named Best Player In Europe

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Cristiano Ronaldo, who led Real Madrid CF to UEFA Champions League glory last term, has been voted the 2013/14 UEFA Best Player in Europe by a panel of football journalists.

Ronaldo finished ahead of Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer in a live vote by a panel of 54 journalists at today's Champions League draw.

ESPNFC Re-activates Transfer Speculation

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I'm admittedly not a big fan of transfer rumors. During most silly seasons (the winter and summer), I prefer napping to blogging about soccer. In a recent Bleacher Report article, a journalist describes his methodical process in trying to pin down, unearth, and then break a soccer transfer. They key appears to be building contacts with agents, players, and clubs ("sources" in journalism) but then keeping your mouth shut until the last possible minute.

Samuel Eto’o Retires From International Football

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Cameroon striker, Samuel Eto'o, has announced his retirement from international football today in a tweet posted on his personal account. He thanked the nation of Africa for their support and thanked his fans as well. The 33-year-old recently signed with Everton, thus ending his one-year stay with Chelsea for a two-year deal with the Toffees.

Xabi Alonso On The Verge Of £5million Switch To Bayern Munich, Say Reports

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It appears Xabi Alonso isn't finished making news today.

Fresh from the announcement that he has retired from international competition, Alonso is reportedly on the verge of a £5 million move to Bayern Munich, according to storiesemanating from Germany and Spain. Should the deal take place, speculation is the 32-year-old will sign a two-year contract with the Bundesliga champions.

Real Madrid Renew Interest In AS Monaco Striker Radamel Falcao, Say Reports

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Following the news of Angel Di Maria's£59.7 million transfer to Manchester United, reports emanating from Spain and France are saying that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has made it his top priority to sign AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao before the conclusion of the transfer window.

The signing of Falcao has been the president's obsession for the majority of the summer.

Xabi Alonso

Friday Kickoff: Alonso seals Bayern move; Cambiasso joins Leicester City; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

After spending the last four seasons with Real Madrid, Xabi Alonso is set to move from one Champions League-winning powerhouse to another.

The Spanish midfielder has been confirmed as Bayern Munich's latest addition, as the World Cup winner joins the German side on a two year deal.

Bayern Munich closing in on Xabi Alonso

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Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso is closing in on a move to Bayern Munich, according to reports.

German newspaper Bild are reporting that Bayern Munich are on the verge of a loan move for the retired Spanish international.

XABI ALONSO CLOSE TO LEAVING FOR BAYERN MUNICH

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Mid-Day Ticker: Alonso announces international retirement; Balotelli set for Liverpool debut; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

When midfielder Xavi announced his international retirement earlier this month, it signaled a new era for the Spanish National Team.

La Roja's midfield is now set to see the departure of another mainstay from its "Golden Generation" as Xabi Alonso announced Wednesday that he is retiring from international competition after 114 appearances and an impressive 16 goals mostly from deep-seated midfield position.

Xabi Alonso Announces Retirement From International Competition

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Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has confirmed his retirement from international competition via an open letter, as well as hisofficial Twitter account. The announcement signals the end of an eleven-year career with the Spanish national team. He becomes the second member of Spain's "golden generation" to retire following Xavi Hernandez announcement earlier this summer.

Bundesliga

Official: Xabi Alonso Agrees To Join Bayern Munich From Real Madrid

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By Chris Wright

No word from Bayern Munich as yet but Real Madrid have gone ahead and confirmed that Xabi Alonso has left their realm after five years at the Bernabeu in order to sign with the Bundesliga champions.

A brief statement appeared on the Real website on Thursdaynight after Alonso had passed his Bayern medical, which read thus:

"Real Madrid CF and Bayern Munich have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Xabi Alonso.

Official: Xabi Alonso Undergoing Medical At Bayern Munich

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By Chris Wright

The biggest news on the transfer front this morning is that Bayern Munich have confirmed that they are knee-deep in negotiations with Real Madrid over the transfer of Xabi Alonso.

Bayern have even gone so far as confirm that Alonso is due at the club for a medical at some point today.

Spanish Football

CRISTIANO RONALDO WINS UEFA BEST PLAYER SEASON 2013-2014 AWARD

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REAL MADRID ACTIVATES INTEREST OF MARCO REUS ?

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UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid land kind draw, Barca paired with PSG as clubs learn UEFA Champions League group stage foes

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By CARL SETTERLUND

The results are in for the 2014 UEFA Champions League group stage draw, and the groups are plenty intriguing.

The 32 teams vying for European club soccer's top prize were split up into eight four-team groups in Monaco on Thursday, and some of the groups are already intense.

Real Madrid unveil dragon designed 3rd Jersey 2014/15 by Yamamoto

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Real Madrid unveil dragon designed 3rd Jersey 2014/15 by Yamamoto is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Real Madrid took the help of renowned Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto to unveil their new 3rd/UCL away kit for the upcoming season.

Revealed: Real Madrid’s 3rd kit for 2014-15

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Revealed: Real Madrid's 3rd kit for 2014-15 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid and Adidas have launched their new kit that will be worn in this season's UEFA Champions League. The world footballing giants will wear the all-black kit as they attempt to become the first side to ever defend the Champions League.

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Di Maria – Real Madrid’s Most Important Cog Is Now At United

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Angel Di Maria may not be the man to provide the "miracle" Louis van Gaal is looking for to enable United to become serious title contenders this season, but he will ensure a big step in the right direction following a tumultuous few years at Old Trafford.

The fact that the vast majority of the usually hard-to-please Madrid supporters wanted the Argentine international to stay says it all.

Liverpool drawn against Real Madrid, Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League

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Liverpool will face reigning champions Real Madrid upon their return to the Champions League. The Reds were drawn alongside Real, FC Basel and...

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Wednesday Kickoff: AC Milan confirm Torres interest; Real Madrid make final push for Falcao; and more

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By DAN KARELL

AC Milan appear to have identified a replacement for Mario Balotelli.

According to reports in Italy, AC Milan are currently in talks to acquire "El Niño" Fernando Torres on a season-long loan from Chelsea. With Chelsea's acquisition of Diego Costa, Torres has been dropped to second string, though if Chelsea do sell the Spanish international, they'd have just Didier Drogbaas a true backup for Costa.