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Benfica extend contract of goalkeeper Julio Cesar

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Lisbon (AFP) Portuguese champions Benfica have secured the services of Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar for a further two seasons, the club said on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old stopper joined Benfica in 2014 in the wake of a 7-1 World Cup semi-final humiliation at the hands of eventual champions Germany.

Benfica extend contract of goalkeeper Julio Cesar

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Lisbon (AFP) Portuguese champions Benfica have secured the services of Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar for a further two seasons, the club said on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old stopper joined Benfica in 2014 in the wake of a 7-1 World Cup semi-final humiliation at the hands of eventual champions Germany.

English Premier League

Arsenal confirm Xhaka deal agreed

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London (AFP) Arsenal announced the signing of Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday.

The Premier League side said the deal has yet to be officially ratified, but terms have been agreed with the 23-year-old.

"Arsenal have reached an agreement with Granit Xhaka to join the club on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee," said a statement from the North Londoners.

Arsenal confirm Xhaka deal agreed

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London (AFP) Arsenal announced the signing of Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday.

The Premier League side said the deal has yet to be officially ratified, but terms have been agreed with the 23-year-old.

"Arsenal have reached an agreement with Granit Xhaka to join the club on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee," said a statement from the North Londoners.

Dutch striker Vincent Janssen is drawing interest from Arsenal and Liverpool

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Dutch club AZ Alkmaar secured the signing of striker Vincent Janssen just last summer from Almere City, a club in the second-tiered Eerste Divisie. Yet after a superb freshman campaign with the Cheeseheads, Janssen is already being linked with a move to the Premier League. At just 21-years-old, the Netherlands international netted an impressive 32 total goals with AZ during the 2015/16 season, with a league-leading 27 of these goals coming in Eredivisie play.

Dutch striker Vincent Janssen is drawing interest from Arsenal and Liverpool

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Dutch club AZ Alkmaar secured the signing of striker Vincent Janssen just last summer from Almere City, a club in the second-tiered Eerste Divisie. Yet after a superb freshman campaign with the Cheeseheads, Janssen is already being linked with a move to the Premier League. At just 21-years-old, the Netherlands international netted an impressive 32 total goals with AZ during the 2015/16 season, with a league-leading 27 of these goals coming in Eredivisie play.

Arsenal and Juventus reportedly interested in Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan is currently in the midst of an absolute superb season in Germany. While teammates Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang regularly receive universal praise, the 27-year-old Mkhitaryan has somewhat quietly been just as good as his talented teammates this season, if not better.

Arsenal and Juventus reportedly interested in Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan is currently in the midst of an absolute superb season in Germany. While teammates Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang regularly receive universal praise, the 27-year-old Mkhitaryan has somewhat quietly been just as good as his talented teammates this season, if not better.

Manchester United hope to finalize £47 million deal for Renato Sanches

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Europe's top clubs are already planning their transfer strategies to impose themselves both at home and around the continentnext season, so let's have a look at the top 5 transfer rumors of the week brought to you by calciomercato.com.

Thomas Vermaelen to Liverpool

According to Spanish paper Sport, Liverpool have made a formal offer to sign former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen.

Revealed: Jose Fonte “spoke to Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain about Southampton return”

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Southampton captain Jose Fonte has confirmed to Just Football that he has spoken to Arsenal wingerAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain about a potential return to the club. Oxlade-Chamberlain has been heavily...

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The Serie A Supermarket: 7 under-the-radar players on Premier League scouts’ shortlists

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Thesummer transfer window is fast approaching, with scouts around the world putting the finishing touches to diligently-filed reports in their notebooks. But what will the window bring to English...

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Why Alvaro Morata wouldn’t be the ideal signing for Arsenal

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Arsenal have endured a fairly up-and-down season during the 2015-16 campaign. Following triumphs in the FA Cup competition in consecutive years, the Gunners will finish off the current season without a significant trophy. The disappointing year is attributed to inconsistency, both up front and in central defense, as well as multiple injuries to important players.

Why Alvaro Morata wouldn’t be the ideal signing for Arsenal

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Arsenal have endured a fairly up-and-down season during the 2015-16 campaign. Following triumphs in the FA Cup competition in consecutive years, the Gunners will finish off the current season without a significant trophy. The disappointing year is attributed to inconsistency, both up front and in central defense, as well as multiple injuries to important players.

Missing Piece? Five strikers Arsenal should consider signing for next season

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by Benjamin Darvill Arsenal's striking conundrum has been one of the most hotly debated topics in the Premier League this season. The Gunners lacka reliable goalscorer, so the story goes, and that...

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Freddie Ladapo: From non-league to the Premier League at Crystal Palace

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From non-league to the Premier League, Margate striker Freddie Ladapo has made a sensational leap from the Conference South toCrystal Palace, the club have confirmed. "Margate Football Club can...

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Emmanuel Eboue signs with Sunderland until end of season

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Former Arsenal full-back Emmanuel Eboue has joined Premier League strugglers Sunderland for the rest of the season, the Black Cats announced Wednesday.

The 32-year-old former Ivory Coast international, who was released by Turkish club Galatasaray in pre-season, was taken on by north-east club Sunderland after training with Sam Allardyce's squad for several weeks.

Emmanuel Eboue signs with Sunderland until end of season

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Former Arsenal full-back Emmanuel Eboue has joined Premier League strugglers Sunderland for the rest of the season, the Black Cats announced Wednesday.

The 32-year-old former Ivory Coast international, who was released by Turkish club Galatasaray in pre-season, was taken on by north-east club Sunderland after training with Sam Allardyce's squad for several weeks.

Manchester City-target Ilkay Gundogan could leave Dortmund, says BVB coach

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Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said on Wednesday he is not convinced Germany's Ilkay Gundogan will stay amidst reports Pep Guardiola's future employers Manchester City are set to swoop.

The 25-year-old has a contract with Dortmund until June 2017 and German media report that Gundogan's agent, his uncle Ilhan, met with City's director of sport Txiki Begiristain in Amsterdam earlier this week.

Manchester City-target Ilkay Gundogan could leave Dortmund, says BVB coach

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Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said on Wednesday he is not convinced Germany's Ilkay Gundogan will stay amidst reports Pep Guardiola's future employers Manchester City are set to swoop.

The 25-year-old has a contract with Dortmund until June 2017 and German media report that Gundogan's agent, his uncle Ilhan, met with City's director of sport Txiki Begiristain in Amsterdam earlier this week.

Manchester United leading race to sign Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Manchester United are front runners in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The English club are reportedly ready to sign the player this summer for £70 million from the Bundesliga side.

Last week, United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward told share holders that the club has cash reserves of £121.

Manchester United leading race to sign Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Manchester United are front runners in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The English club are reportedly ready to sign the player this summer for £70 million from the Bundesliga side.

Last week, United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward told share holders that the club has cash reserves of £121.

Chinese Super League overtake EPL in transfer window spending

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Chinese club Jiangsu Suning's 50 million euro ($56 million) signing of Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira from Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday saw the Chinese Super League overtake the English Premier League in spending during the winter transfer window, the transfermarkt website said.

Chinese Super League overtake EPL in transfer window spending

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Chinese club Jiangsu Suning's 50 million euro ($56 million) signing of Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira from Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday saw the Chinese Super League overtake the English Premier League in spending during the winter transfer window, the transfermarkt website said.

Alex Teixeira joins Chinese Super League club in £38 million move

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Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira became China's third record signing in just over a week on Friday when Jiangsu Suning snapped him up for 50 million euros ($56 million) following earlier interest from English giants Liverpool.

China's latest monster move came only three days after Guangzhou Evergrande paid 42 million euros for Atletico Madrid's Jackson Martinez, and nine days after Jiangsu's 28-million-euro purchase of Ramires from Chelsea.

Alex Teixeira joins Chinese Super League club in £38 million move

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Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira became China's third record signing in just over a week on Friday when Jiangsu Suning snapped him up for 50 million euros ($56 million) following earlier interest from English giants Liverpool.

China's latest monster move came only three days after Guangzhou Evergrande paid 42 million euros for Atletico Madrid's Jackson Martinez, and nine days after Jiangsu's 28-million-euro purchase of Ramires from Chelsea.

January Transfer Window Ratings: Every Premier League club’s January business – graded

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So that's it the January Transfer Window 2016 is done and dusted. The next time Jim White talks at an uncomfortably loud pitch, with a florescent tie on, will be August. The title race, hunt...

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Top 10 Premier League transfer window deals

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AFP Sport lists the 10 biggest incoming Premier League transfers of the January transfer window after the deadline passed on Monday (* denotes fee approximate and as reported by British media):

Giannelli Imbula

Porto (POR) to Stoke City; £18.3 million ($26.4 million, 24.

Top 10 Premier League transfer window deals

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AFP Sport lists the 10 biggest incoming Premier League transfers of the January transfer window after the deadline passed on Monday (* denotes fee approximate and as reported by British media):

Giannelli Imbula

Porto (POR) to Stoke City; £18.3 million ($26.4 million, 24.

Manchester City announce that Pep Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini this summer

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Manchester City has announced that Pep Guardiola will join the club this summer as manager to replace Manuel Pellegrini.

In a statement from the Club, Manchester City announced:

"Manchester City can confirm that in recent weeks it has commenced and finalized negotiations with Pep Guardiola to become MCFC Head Coach for the 16/17 EPL season onwards.

Manchester City announce that Pep Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini this summer

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Manchester City has announced that Pep Guardiola will join the club this summer as manager to replace Manuel Pellegrini.

In a statement from the Club, Manchester City announced:

"Manchester City can confirm that in recent weeks it has commenced and finalized negotiations with Pep Guardiola to become MCFC Head Coach for the 16/17 EPL season onwards.

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich sign Mats Hummels and Man United target Renato Sanches

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Berlin (AFP) German champions Bayern Munich on Tuesday splashed out a reported 73 million euros ($83 million) to launch their Champions League campaign for next season by signing Germany defender Mats Hummels and Portugal teenager Renato Sanches.

Centre-back Hummels, 27, becomes the third Dortmund star to join German champions Bayern in three years after midfielder Mario Goetze in 2013, followed by striker Robert Lewandowski in 2014.

Bayern Munich sign Mats Hummels and Man United target Renato Sanches

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Berlin (AFP) German champions Bayern Munich on Tuesday splashed out a reported 73 million euros ($83 million) to launch their Champions League campaign for next season by signing Germany defender Mats Hummels and Portugal teenager Renato Sanches.

Centre-back Hummels, 27, becomes the third Dortmund star to join German champions Bayern in three years after midfielder Mario Goetze in 2013, followed by striker Robert Lewandowski in 2014.

Bayern Munich sign Mats Hummels and Man United target Renato Sanches

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Berlin (AFP) German champions Bayern Munich on Tuesday splashed out a reported 73 million euros ($83 million) to launch their Champions League campaign for next season by signing Germany defender Mats Hummels and Portugal teenager Renato Sanches.

Centre-back Hummels, 27, becomes the third Dortmund star to join German champions Bayern in three years after midfielder Mario Goetze in 2013, followed by striker Robert Lewandowski in 2014.

La Liga

Top clubs ready to pounce as Raphael Varane grows unsettled at Real Madrid

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Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is unhappy with his current role at Real Madrid and is reportedly readyto leave the Spanish capital this summer unless he is given assurances from the club.

The 23-year-old France international has been the subject of speculation in the past. However, the young center-back would instantly quell those rumors by professing his desire to remain in Spain.

Top clubs ready to pounce as Raphael Varane grows unsettled at Real Madrid

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Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is unhappy with his current role at Real Madrid and is reportedly readyto leave the Spanish capital this summer unless he is given assurances from the club.

The 23-year-old France international has been the subject of speculation in the past. However, the young center-back would instantly quell those rumors by professing his desire to remain in Spain.

Serie A

Mario Balotelli could be the next star heading to the Chinese Super League

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Mario Balotelli may be the latest big name footballer to move to the Chinese Super League, as Liverpool look to offload the out of form striker to the Far East.

Currently, on loan at AC Milan, Balotelli has failed to crack the starting XI of the Italian team when fit. Recently, the striker was heavily criticized by manager Sinisa Mihajlovic after a poor two minute outing against Genoa.

Mario Balotelli could be the next star heading to the Chinese Super League

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Mario Balotelli may be the latest big name footballer to move to the Chinese Super League, as Liverpool look to offload the out of form striker to the Far East.

Currently, on loan at AC Milan, Balotelli has failed to crack the starting XI of the Italian team when fit. Recently, the striker was heavily criticized by manager Sinisa Mihajlovic after a poor two minute outing against Genoa.

Why Juventus must not sell Paulo Dybala

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Juventus experienced a significant amount of change in the most recent summer transfer window as a number of key players departed. Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Kingsley Coman and others left Turin. However, the biggest loss may have been that of Carlos Tevez.

The forward was a tour de force for the Serie A heavyweights, with 27 goals and eight assists in 45 appearances across all competitions.

Why Juventus must not sell Paulo Dybala

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Juventus experienced a significant amount of change in the most recent summer transfer window as a number of key players departed. Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Kingsley Coman and others left Turin. However, the biggest loss may have been that of Carlos Tevez.

The forward was a tour de force for the Serie A heavyweights, with 27 goals and eight assists in 45 appearances across all competitions.

The Rest

Union acquire goalkeeper Matt Jones on loan

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Union add to goalkeeper depth with signing of English-born goalkeeper who has Portuguese Primeira Liga experience and a green card.