Gazidis needs to rethink Arsenal’s targets – Aim High!

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Ivan statement not too good for Arsenal's morale‏ by KM Ivan Gazidis hit the press again, to say some things about where Arsenal are heading as a football club. "When we talk about the destination, it's not winning a Champions League, it's making fans proud,". This statement looks like there's nothing wrong with it.

Arsenal’s midfield targets – A statistical comparison of M’Vila, Tiote and Capoue

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Potential Arsenal Targets by AH As we are on the lookout for a new midfielder since the departure of Alex Song to Barcelona, I thought I would take a look at the statistics of three of our defensive midfield transfer targets. The three players I will be comparing are; Yann M'Vila, a French international, who [.

Barcelona continue their ‘tapping up’ of Arsenal’s Alex Song

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There have been many rumours lately linking the Arsenal midfielder Alex Song with a move to Barcelona, and as usual the Barca players like to join in with annoying habit of talking up their targets in the Spanish press, which we saw so many times before Cesc Fabregas went there last summer. Today it is [.

Transfer Talk

Manchester United to finally bid for gossip column favourite Ezequiel Garay

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Manchester United could be ready move for Benfica centre-back Ezequiel Garay at last. The 26-year-old has been scouted by the champions for years, which means he has been a regular name in the Premier League rumour mill over the last few seasons. Now, David Moyes is set to bring the player long considered to be [.

Barcelona monitoring Chelsea’s Spanish trio

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Barcelona are tracking Chelsea's Fernando Torres, Juan Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta, according to reports in the Spanish media. The Sport newspaper claims that the La Liga champions are keeping tabs on all three following Jose Mourinho's arrival at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho has publicly admitted that he doesn't believe Mata currently merits a place in his [.

Heerenveen striker Alfred Finnbogason in Newcastle’s sights

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Newcastle are aiming to draw a line under their disastrous summer transfer window by starting to plan for their January targets. High on the list of priorities is Iceland international Alfred Finnbogason. The Heerenveen striker, who scored 24 goals in last season's Eredivisie, was reportedly offered to the Magpies for around £5m over the summer.

Newcastle made deadline day enquiry for Blackpool’s Thomas Ince

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Newcastle made an enquiry about England Under-21 winger Thomas Ince on transfer deadline day. Reports in the Mail on Sunday suggest the Magpies approached Blackpool about buying the son of their manager Paul Ince. But the deal was vetoed before it got anywhere by people within the Toon's "management team" who were not convinced a [.

Manchester United ‘had bid rejected for Wesley Sneijder’, claim Galatasaray

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News of Manchester United's scattergun approach to transfer activity this summer continues with Turkish side Galatasaray claiming they rejected a bid for midfielder Wesley Sneijder a fortnight ago. It is not clear how much the champions bid for the Netherlands international, but the timing of the offer suggests that he was above Athletic Bilbao's Ander [.

Arsenal linked with Schalke youngster Julian Draxler

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Schalke wonderkid Julian Draxler is reported be the latest name to be added to Arsenal's last-minute shopping list. Arsene Wenger is still yet to make a signing of note this summer and is now being linked with a last-ditch bid for the young German midfielder. Chief executive Ivan Gazidis is believed to be the driving [.

Liverpool hit transfer fee deadlock over defenders Tiago Ilori and Mamadou Sakho

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Liverpool are struggling in their attempts to bring at least one new defender to the club after deal for both their targets ran into problems. The Reds wanted to pay £6m to sign Sporting Lisbon centre-back Tiago Ilori, but the Portuguese side are demanding £17m for the 20-year-old. That's despite the fact that the youngster [.

Arsenal pursue goalkeeping targets Emiliano Viviano and Kiko Casilla

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Arsenal are weighing up moves for Palermo's Emiliano Viviano or Kiko Casilla of Espanyol as Arsene Wenger attempts to bring a new goalkeeper to the Emirates. Wenger's preferred target was thought to be Valencia reserve Vincent Guaita. But with the Spanish side playing hardball over Guaita's £25m release clause, the Gunners are looking at other [.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger won’t comment on Benzema and Di Maria, says Flamini is working on his fitness

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Wenger: 'I would rather have [had] the squad in place at the start of the season' #FFCvAFC (@Arsenal) August 23, 2013 Arsene Wenger has refused to be drawn on speculation linking him with a double-raid on Real Madrid for Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he’s hoping to sign new defender

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he is hoping to bring in another defender before the transfer window closes. The Reds boss feels Sebastian Coates' knee injury has left his squad light at the back and is preparing to dip back into the transfer market. If he secures one of his targets he will [.

Man Utd to enter race for Spurs’ Gareth Bale

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Manchester United will join Real Madrid in the race for Gareth Bale this week, according to reports in The Independent. With Real and Spurs still unable to agree a fee for the Welsh winger, United will seek to make Bale a marquee signing for the start of David Moyes' reign. The champions are only too [.

Man Utd target ex-Spurs star Luka Modric as Cesc Fabregas alternative

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Manchester United have lined up a possible move for Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is they face up to the prospect of being unable to bring Cesc Fabregas to Old Trafford. With Barcelona adamant that Fabregas is not for sale, the champions are now hoping to do business with their big rivals instead, according to [.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho stays quiet on Wayne Rooney and Christian Benteke

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Just days after hinting that he would like to bring Wayne Rooney to Chelsea, Jose Mourinho has had a rethink on his transfer policy. The Blues boss is now refusing to be drawn on potential targets. He opted to deal with questions about Manchester United striker Rooney and Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke with a [.

Real Madrid offer cash plus Angel Di Maria for Tottenham’s Gareth Bale

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Tottenham have turned down an offer of cash plus their choice of several Real Madrid stars for Gareth Bale. Argentina international winger Angel Di Maria is among the players that Spurs have been offered, but the north London side are still refusing to contemplate letting Bale leave. They want to offer the 23-year-old a new [.

Manchester United set to bid £50m for Edinson Cavani

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Manchester United are reportedly lining up a £50 million bid for Edinson Cavani. The Napoli striker seems destined to move to the Premier League this summer, with Manchester City and Chelsea the frontrunners for his signature. Now United are set to jump to the front of the queue with a bid that falls just £4 [.

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As the transfer window passed, there have been many claims about reported Tottenham targets that failed to materialise on deadline day itself. While the Joao Moutinho bid was common knowledge, there were also suggestions that Spurs had gone in late for Dimitar Berbatov and Alvaro Negredo.

"A club from England went to £20million on deadline day for Negredo," said Negredo's Chairman at Sevilla, Jose Maria del Nido.

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Expect a flood of transfer rumours – and hopefully some activity before 11pm on Friday as the club enters the market following the sale of Luka Modric.

One of the reported targets is Fulham's Moussa Dembele – a player who Martin Jol compared to Rafael van der Vaart last season but could our former manager be tempted with a couple of Tottenham outcasts as potential bait?

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Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho was under the spotlight yesterday and the player himself wasn't exactly ruling out a move to Spurs as a replacement for Luka Modric.

However, his former manager in Portugal, current Spurs coach Andre Villas-Boas feels that Porto continually overprice their players and that any deal seems remote.


Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson targets England right-back spot

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Carl Jenkinson believes he is the long-term answer to England's right-back problems just as soon as he can overtake Bacary Sagna in the Arsenal pecking order. The 21-year-old thinks he can find another gear if he gets regular first-team football and hopes that would help him to secure a spot in Roy Hodgson's starting [.

Rafa Benitez uses Chelsea arrival to criticise former Liverpool owners

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Rafa Benitez is beloved by Liverpool fans. He can't help but tell them exactly what they want to hear, even when he's starting a new job at a completely different club. The Spaniard used his first round of interviews as Chelsea's interim manager to hit out at former Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

John Henry's Open Letter to Liverpool Fans (A Parody)

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I am as disappointed as anyone connected with Liverpool Football Club that we were unable to buy anyone of talent in this summer transfer window, but that was not through any lack of desire or effort on the part of all of those involved. They pushed hard in the final days of the transfer window on a number of forward targets and it is unfortunate that on this occasion we were unable to conclude

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Yossi Benayoun linked with return to Liverpool on Loan

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Yossi Benayoun has been linked with a deadline day loan to Liverpool. He was a fan favorite from his time at Anfield and tipped in with 3 hatricks.

Yossi would be a useful squad player for Liverpool and could be used as an impact sub. Tho Liverpool are still thought to be chasing more important targets like a new striker.

Charlie Adam off to Stoke for £4mil

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Charlie Adam has completed a transfer to Stoke in a deal believed to be worth £4mil. Adam was always gonna find it hard to get into the first XI after the arrival of Joe Allen and Nasi Sahin.

We'd like to wish Adam all the best at Stoke, it's a pity it didn't work out for him as he showed so much potential at Blackpool.

Mancini targets new signings

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After watching his side salvage a 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday, Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admitted that he's looking to his board to complete a few more signings. The club is set to wrap up a deal for Swansea City winger Scott Sinclair today, but Mancini is looking for more big names as the Citizens look to defend their title.

Andy Carroll Could Be Left On The Bench For Another Season

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Liverpool has reportedly insisted that they would rather hold onto Andy Carroll for another season than face the prospect of losing him on the cheap before the transfer deadline.
Despite the 6ft 3in England ace not featuring in boss Brendan Rodgers' first-choice plans this season, the club have said they will not compromise on the player's price – meaning the striker is facing the prospect of another campaign warming the bench.

Rodgers May Look To Loans For Liverpool

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Brendan Rodgers may tap into the loan market if his bid to secure new signings for Liverpool looks like failing to bear fruit.
Rodgers has been at the helm of the Anfield club for a couple of months, but he has so far only brought in striker Fabio Borini from Roma.
Swansea's Joe Allen and Fulham forward Clint Dempsey are confirmed targets of the Reds boss, but deals do not look imminent and Rodgers is prepared to plug the gap with temporary measures.

Manchester City

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Manager Roberto Mancini said Manchester City postulate to act the next step in this season's UEFA Champions League.

Liverpool Defender Commits Future To Club

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has committed his long term future to the club by agreeing a new deal.
The 27 year-old put pen to paper on a contract extension, as talk began to swirl that he could be on his way out of Anfield.
The Slovakian international, who joined Liverpool in 2008, had been linked with a surprise switch to Premier League rivals Manchester City in recent months, after he refused to comment on his future.


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While it was a mixed day as far as transfer deals were concerned, Tottenham did secure one of their long term targets as French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made the move from Lyon to a life at White Hart Lane.

At a £12m fee and with 38 international caps to his name, Lloris sounds like a perfect long term replacement between the posts but Andre Villas-Boas maintains that Brad Friedel is still his first choice.

USMNT: The Good German Part 4 – The Adversary, The Gap & The Breach

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"There is a gap. It would be foolish not to recognize that." Jürgen Klinsmann was not hired to beat Mexico. The US had been regularly beating Mexico since 2002. To the extent he was haired to beat anyone; it was the major powers of Europe and South America that were to be his targets. The US didn't even need to beat Mexico to qualify for the World Cup, and that was the prize Klinsmann wanted.

Newcastle United

Newcastle Linked With French Center-Back

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The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle scouts were at the Montpellier game on Sunday checking on one of their long term targets - Montpelier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa - Newcastle still interested Montpellier lost that game 1-0 at home to Marseilles, and it remains to be seen if Newcastle will try to sign the defender, [.

Vurnon Anita The First Of Three New Players On Tyneside?

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There is growing concern among Newcastle fans that the club will not sign enough new players in the summer to sufficiently fortify the squad, but it seems Newcastle are very near to announcing the first singing of one of their top targets today, as Vurnon Anita arrived on Tyneside yesterday afternoon, and he will undergo [.

Newcastle Finally Agree Fee For Top Target

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Really great news is coming through that Newcastle United have agreed a fee with Ajax for their Dutch midfielder Vurnon Anita. Vurnon Anita fee has been agreed with Ajax The next step is to agree terms with Vurnon, and that's not exactly a given, but it seems that Newcastle are close to getting one of their top targets [.

Newcastle Transfer Targets Are Keen To Join Tyneside Club

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Alan Pardew has talked today about how Newcastle's major targets, Mathieu Debuchy, Vurnon Anita and Andy Carroll are all keen to come to Newcastle this summer, if only the club can get agreement on the transfer price with their clubs. Carver and Pardew explaining stuff to Davide Santon The Debuchy deal seems deadlocked, but the local papers are reporting that Lille have reneged on a deal agreed last week, that they would accept £6M plus add-ons for [.

Introducing Ajax Right-Back Gregory Van der Weil

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With the Debuchy deal with Lille potentially falling apart Newcastle could look to new targets soon, if they cannot get the French International through the door soon. Gregory van der Weil talented Ajax right-back Ajax are telling clubs their right-back Gregory van der Weil is available for transfer, and since he has only one year left on his contract, Newcastle could potentially get a good deal for him, and [.

The Rest

Pep Guardiola hired a detective agency to spy on his Barcelona stars

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Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola used a private detective agency to keep tabs on his squad, according to reports in the Spanish media. Newspaper El Confidencial claims Guardiola hired Método 3 to see what his players were up to away from the club. Among the firm's targets was Gerard Pique, who came under surveillance after [.

Southampton sack Nigel Adkins following unambitious back-to-back promotions

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Southampton have sacked manager Nigel Adkins and immediately replaced him with Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino. Adkins had been in charge at St Mary's for two-and-a-half years, in which he managed to take the club from League One to the Premier League. That flagrant lack of ambition has been immediately stamped out by Saints' executive chairman [.