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Transfer Balls: Benteke Bound For Liverpool, Pedro Primed For Arsenal, Wijnaldum Wanted By Newcastle

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Benteke Bound For Anfield

Liverpool's summer spending-spree looks set to continue with Christian Benteke next in line for a move to Anfield.

Stoke City Agree €17m Fee With Inter Milan For Xherdan Shaqiri

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By Chris Wright

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Word on the wire specifically the Sky Italia wire is that Stoke City have agreeda fee with Inter Milan for Xherdan Shaqiri.

It's being reported that the Potters have shaken hands with Inter over a€17million deal for Shaqiri and are now currently waiting for the Swiss winger to flutter his eyelashes their way.

Done Deal? New York City FC Hastily Delete Andrea Pirlo’s Profile From Club Website After Jumping The Gun Slightly

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By Chris Wright

It's hardly the best kept secret in the footballing sphere, but it would appear that Andrea Pirlo's imminent move from Juventus to New York City FC is still only 99.99999% done.

The MLS side chucked Pirlo's official player profile up on their club website this morning, which immediately set tongues a-wagging that the transfer had officially gone through.

Transfer Balls: Man City Miss Out On Pogba And De Bruyne, Benteke Desperate For Liverpool Move, Chelsea Bid £8m For Begovic

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Citizens Miss Out On Pogba And De Bruyne

Manchester City look set to miss out on both Paul Pogba and Kevin De Bruyne, according to the Mirror.

Samuel Eto’o Saves Time Saying Goodbye To Sampdoria By Just Copy And Pasting His Entire Everton Farewell Letter

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By Chris Wright

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With a move to Turkish side Antalyaspor reportedly a whisker from going through, Samuel Eto'o has been busy saying his goodbyes after awhistle-stopyear in Serie A with Sampdoria.

However, rather than going through the rigmarole of penning a fresh open letter to thank the "warm, passionate and affectionate" Samp fans for their support over the last 12 months, Eto'o simply dug out the letter he penned to the "warm, passionate and affectionate" Everton fans last summer, changed the names around a bit and sent it to print.

Gervinho’s Move To Abu Dhabi Club Collapses Over ‘Obscene Demands’ For Helicopter And Private Beach

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By Chris Wright

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"...and I want a race car and a laser gun and a swimming pool and a fighter jet and a skyscraper and..."

Bad news for all the Al Jazira fans out there, it looks like Gervinho and his magical forehead won't be joining your club any time soon.

Transfer Balls: Arsenal Splurge £21million On Vidal, Liverpool Claim Clyne, Juventus Ogle Oscar

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Gunners Splurge £21million On Vidal

With Morgan Schneiderlin apparently headed for Old Trafford, Arsenal have turned their attention to Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.

Official: Carlos Tevez Returns To Boca Juniors And Where His Heart Does Lie

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By Chris Wright

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As it was foretoldin the prophesy, Boca Juniors' prodigal son (or one of them, at least) has returned. Carlos Tevez has rejoined his boyhood club from Juventus after nine years scavenging the wastes ofEuropean football.

Having joined Boca as a young'n, Tevez made his senior debut for the Buenos Aires side in 2001 at the age of 16.

AC Milan

Inter and AC Milan Rivalry: Classic Intercity Football

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The Internazionale (Inter) and AC Milan derby, which is known as the Derby della Madonnina or Milan Derby, is considered to be a world-class rivalry. The competition between the two football clubs is seen as being the primary way in which the top team in Milan is determined.

This football rivalry, which dates back to 1908, has resulted in these teams playing one another a total of 213 times.

Carlos Bacca reaches agreement with AC Milan

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A.C. Milan is about to add some more firepower to help Jeremy Menez up front. Menez, the club's only double-digit goal scorer, will soon be joined by prolific striker Carlos Bacca.

Sure, attacking midfielders like Giacomo Bonaventura and Keisuke Honda chipped in with goals (seven and four respectively), but the forward line was clearly lacking.

Carlos Bacca reaches agreement with AC Milan

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A.C. Milan is about to add some more firepower to help Jeremy Menez up front. Menez, the club's only double-digit goal scorer, will soon be joined by prolific striker Carlos Bacca.

Sure, attacking midfielders like Giacomo Bonaventura and Keisuke Honda chipped in with goals (seven and four respectively), but the forward line was clearly lacking.

Juventus

Marotta: Juventus interested in signing Juan Cuadrado

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Marotta: Juventus interested in signing Juan Cuadrado - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A champions Juventus have splashed big money this summerin addingtop quality playersto their already star studded squad. The Bianconeri are once again favourite to win the Serie A title next season and with the players they have bought in, it is expected of them to do wellin the Champions Leagueonce again.

Chelsea open negotiation for €20m Brazilian, Man Utd made contact with the club

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Chelsea open negotiation for €20m Brazilian, Man Utd made contact with the club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea over the past few years have developed a good scouting network in Brazil. Already three Brazilian international play for the senior team at Chelsea Oscar, Willian and Ramires.

adidas and Juventus Unveil Home and Away Kits for the 2015/16 Season

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New technical sponsor adidas has unveiled the Juventus 2015/16 home and away kits. They will [...]

Juventus officially reject Barcelona’s €80 million offer for Paul Pogba

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Today, after a meeting between representatives from both clubs today, Juventus have officially rejected Barcelona's €80 million offer for midfielder Paul Pogba.

Earlier today it was learned that Barcelona'ssporting director and director of sporting institutional relations had flown to Turin to hold face-to-face discussions with Juventus sporting director Guiseppe Marotta.

Juventus officially reject Barcelona’s €80 million offer for Paul Pogba

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Today, after a meeting between representatives from both clubs today, Juventus have officially rejected Barcelona's €80 million offer for midfielder Paul Pogba.

Earlier today it was learned that Barcelona'ssporting director and director of sporting institutional relations had flown to Turin to hold face-to-face discussions with Juventus sporting director Guiseppe Marotta.

Barcelona officials are in Italy today to secure €90 million deal for Paul Pogba

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Barcelona's sporting director and director of sporting institutional relations have flown to Italy today to convince Juventus officials that their €90 million offer for midfielder Paul Pogba should be accepted.

Although the La Liga side isin the midst of its presidential elections, the club has continued moving forward with its efforts to secure Pogba's signature.

Barcelona officials are in Italy today to secure €90 million deal for Paul Pogba

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Barcelona's sporting director and director of sporting institutional relations have flown to Italy today to convince Juventus officials that their €90 million offer for midfielder Paul Pogba should be accepted.

Although the La Liga side isin the midst of its presidential elections, the club has continued moving forward with its efforts to secure Pogba's signature.

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Chelsea ready to offload €35m flop midfielder, Mourinho admits mistake

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Chelsea ready to offload €35m flop midfielder, Mourinho admits mistake - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's not too often that Jose Mourinho gets something wrong in the transfer market, but on this occasion, it's only taken him six months to realise that he has.

Juan Cuadrado only moved to Chelsea in February, but after an uneventful time at Stamford Bridge, it looks like Mourinho is already ready to discard the Colombian.

Real Madrid Prepare €30 Million Offer for Juventus Defender Leonardo Bonucci

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Real Madrid Prepare €30 Million Offer for Juventus Defender Leonardo Bonucci - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With reports out of the Santiago Bernabeusuggesting the exodus of center back Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid are exploring contingency plans in central defense.

According to Mediaset Sport in Italy, the Spanish giants have approached Juventus with a€30 million bidfor 28-year old Leonardo Bonucci.

Arsenal drop interest in Vidal, club looking at £35m Portuguese star

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Arsenal drop interest in Vidal, club looking at £35m Portuguese star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal are have ended their pursuit of Chile international, Arturo Vidal.

Arsene Wenger was thought to be a keen admirer of the Juventus midfielder, but the Frenchman is now exploring alternatives.

Barcelona prepared to make €90 million offer for Paul Pogba, says report

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Barcelona are prepared to make a €90 million offer to Juventus for midfielder Paul Pogba, according to the Catalan daily SPORT.

Shortly after the conclusion of the 2014-15 campaign, theSpanish and European champions ended negotiations with Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan and re-focused their attention onPogba; with the hope that the La Liga side could negotiate a dealdespite their FIFA-imposed transfer embargo.

Barcelona prepared to make €90 million offer for Paul Pogba, says report

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Barcelona are prepared to make a €90 million offer to Juventus for midfielder Paul Pogba, according to the Catalan daily SPORT.

Shortly after the conclusion of the 2014-15 campaign, theSpanish and European champions ended negotiations with Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan and re-focused their attention onPogba; with the hope that the La Liga side could negotiate a dealdespite their FIFA-imposed transfer embargo.

Why Chelsea hold advantage in signing Paul Pogba

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Why Chelsea hold advantage in signing Paul Pogba - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When Paul Pogba left Manchester United as a 19-year-old youngster, very few hadthought he would become a world class midfielder within such a short time.

At 22, he is a regular international for the France national team, and one of the first names his manager thinks of while preparingthe team sheet.

Juventus’ signings cement team’s place amongst European elite

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Juventus made enormous strides last season in terms of reclaiming its place amongst Europe's best. After years of dominating domestically, the Bianconeri finally broke through in the UEFA Champions League. The Old Lady beat the likes of Real Madrid, Monaco and Borussia Dortmund on the way to reaching the final in Berlin.

Juventus’ signings cement team’s place amongst European elite

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Juventus made enormous strides last season in terms of reclaiming its place amongst Europe's best. After years of dominating domestically, the Bianconeri finally broke through in the UEFA Champions League. The Old Lady beat the likes of Real Madrid, Monaco and Borussia Dortmund on the way to reaching the final in Berlin.

Where will Mohamed Salah be playing next season?

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Where will Mohamed Salah be playing next season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mohamed Salah, affectionately known as the Egyptian Messi, was key to unlocking several big money chain transfers during the last January transfer window.

The 23-year-old joined Fiorentina on loan as a part of the deal that saw Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado moving the opposite direction.

Milan

Bacca e Luiz Adriano, Milan all’attacco. Al colombiano la 9 di Pippo Inzaghi

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Milan scatenato sul mercato. Dopo l'arrivo di Bertolacci dalla Roma e, dal Siviglia, di Carlos Bacca, che avr la mitica maglia numero 9 di Pippo Inzaghi, ecco anche Luiz Adriano, ufficialmente in rossonero per 8 milioni, che andranno dunque allo Shakhtar di Mircea Lucescu. Il nazionale brasiliano, classe 1987, ha firmato un contratto che lo [.

Bertolacci ufficiale al Milan. Alla Roma 20 milioni cash

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Il comunicato della Roma, diramato nelle scorse ore, ha ufficializzato il passaggio in rossonero. Andrea Bertolacci, centrocampista classe 1991, è il primo colpo del Milan, che lo ha acquistato dai giallorossi (i quali lo avevano riscattato dal Genoa per circa 8,5 milioni, ndr) per la cifra di 20 milioni di euro cash (si parla nella [.

2015/16 Kits & Jerseys

Palermo 2015/16 Joma Home, Away and Third Kits

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Sicilian side Unione Sportiva Citt di Palermo have revealed their 2015/16 home, away and third [...]

ACF Fiorentina Switch to le coq sportif. Unveil 2015/16 Kits.

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Italy's ACF Fiorentina have switched kit providers to French sportswear firm le coq sportif after [...]

AS Roma 2015/16 Nike Away Kit

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Nike has presented the AS Roma 2015/16 away kit. The white shirt joins theGiallorossi's (Yellow-Reds) [...]

Kits & fashion

AC Milan’s Mad New 2015/16 Third Kit Shorts Are Refreshingly Insane (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

AC Milan's new 2015/16 third kit. The shirt is fairly standard fare but read those shortsand weep...

Apparently, the tonal shorts feature the colours associated with the ongoingMilan Expo 2015, which is nice.

Here's a little close-up action.

Roma’s Debonair New 2015/16 Away Kit Features Historical Map Of Rome City Centre (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

As well as being an absolute Bobby Dazzler in its own right, the new Roma away kit for 2015/16 is a little bit special in another, altogether more subtle way.

Upon closer inspection, themottled white shirt is not just infused with a random splotchy pattern, oh no.

football transfers

Gonzalo Higuain eager for Liverpool move; will Reds sign him?

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Gonzalo Higuain eager for Liverpool move; will Reds sign him? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain is very interested in a move to the Premier League, according to a report by Italy's Sports Mediaset (scroll down to 10:38 AM) today. The Napoli man has been targeted by nearly every top English club including Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal, but according to the story, it is a move to Anfield that excites him the most.

Liverpool lodge bid for 23-year-old defender, Reds favourite to sign

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Liverpool lodge bid for 23-year-old defender, Reds favourite to sign - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have made a formal approach and have submitted an offer for Atalanta full-back Davide Zappacosta, as Brendan Rodgers look to strengthen his squad in the summer.

According to reports from Gazzetta dello Sport, the famous Italian pink newspaper (though not always reliable), Liverpool have lodged a formal bid for the 23-year-old right back, who is also wanted by Torino and Fiorentina.

The Rest

Mundial Magazine Presents: Toto Schillaci At Italia ’90 – The Flame That Burned Twice As Bright

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By Naomi Accardi

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25 years ago, on Saturday 9th June in Rome's Stadio Olimpico, Italy were 75 minutes into a dour 0-0 against Austria. With the host fans restless and Gianluca Vialli and Andrea Carnevale unable to break the deadlock, Azzuri coach Angelo Vicini whistled to Salvatore Schillaci and told him to get warmed up.

2015 European Player Rankings: Best 25 Strikers

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2015 European Player Rankings: Best 25 Strikers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This is the secondin a series of European player rankings that will cover each position on the pitch. Each player is assigned to a position based on their natural propensity and where they were deployed this past season, with more weight given to the latter.

Inter Milan Star Xherdan Shaqiri Dresses Up As Hoary Old Coach, Pranks Swiss Youth Team (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

Swiss attacker Xherdan Shaqiri starred in a rather nifty prank for Swiss TV this week. The Inter Milan winger took on the role of legendary coach "Hansueli Strasser", who was to oversee a coaching session with a Swiss youth team.

While initially, Shaqiri's make-up and wig provided the requisite camouflage, it wasn't too long before the former Bayern Munich star's fancy footwork had the lads suspecting that something was up.