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Manchester United or Real Madrid: What is the best move for Paul Pogba?

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Liverpool snap up Dutch ace Wijnaldum from Magpies

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Liverpool (AFP) Dutch international Georginio Wijnaldum's eye-catching performances for Newcastle in their failed battle against relegation last season saw Premier League giants Liverpool sign him for a reported £25million on Friday.

The 25-year-old, who scored 11 goals in 38 Premier League appearances for the Magpies last term after signing from PSV Eindhoven, said he was delighted to be joining such a historic club.

Liverpool snap up Dutch ace Wijnaldum from Magpies

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Liverpool (AFP) Dutch international Georginio Wijnaldum's eye-catching performances for Newcastle in their failed battle against relegation last season saw Premier League giants Liverpool sign him for a reported £25million on Friday.

The 25-year-old, who scored 11 goals in 38 Premier League appearances for the Magpies last term after signing from PSV Eindhoven, said he was delighted to be joining such a historic club.

Manchester United boss Mourinho tight-lipped on Pogba swoop

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Shanghai (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted on Thursday the club needs one more signing before the season starts but would not confirm it would be record target Paul Pogba.

Media reports in the UK Wednesday suggested United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward had pulled out of the club's pre-season tour to China so he could meet and agree personal terms with Pogba's agent Mino Raiola.

Manchester United boss Mourinho tight-lipped on Pogba swoop

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Shanghai (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted on Thursday the club needs one more signing before the season starts but would not confirm it would be record target Paul Pogba.

Media reports in the UK Wednesday suggested United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward had pulled out of the club's pre-season tour to China so he could meet and agree personal terms with Pogba's agent Mino Raiola.

Pogba ‘set for £100 mn Man Utd return’

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London (AFP) Juventus andFrance midfield star Paul Pogba looks set to be thesubject of a £100 million ($130 mn, 119 mn euros) bid by his former club, English Premier League giants Manchester United, British media reported on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old will cost United dear as he left them for Juventus for nothing in July 2012 after making just a handful of appearances prompting then manager Alex Ferguson to slam him for showing no respect to the club.

Pogba ‘set for £100 mn Man Utd return’

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London (AFP) Juventus andFrance midfield star Paul Pogba looks set to be thesubject of a £100 million ($130 mn, 119 mn euros) bid by his former club, English Premier League giants Manchester United, British media reported on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old will cost United dear as he left them for Juventus for nothing in July 2012 after making just a handful of appearances prompting then manager Alex Ferguson to slam him for showing no respect to the club.

Ibrahimovic says he is joining Manchester United

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Paris (AFP) Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Thursday that he is joining Manchester United, ending intense speculation about where the 34-year-old Swedish superstar forward will be playing next season.

"Time to let the world know. My next destination is Manchester United," he wrote on Instagram and Facebook, complete with a picture of the United badge.

Ibrahimovic says he is joining Manchester United

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Paris (AFP) Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Thursday that he is joining Manchester United, ending intense speculation about where the 34-year-old Swedish superstar forward will be playing next season.

"Time to let the world know. My next destination is Manchester United," he wrote on Instagram and Facebook, complete with a picture of the United badge.

Manchester United summer transfer targets: Five players Jose Mourinho should bring to Old Trafford

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by James Hardwick As one of football's worst kept secrets finally came to fruition, Jose Mourinho fulfilled a long-term ambition in being named as the new manager at Manchester United following the...

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Ivorian defender Bailly set to be Mourinho’s first signing

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho's first signing for Manchester United looks set to be highly-rated young Ivory Coast international defender Eric Bailly and not veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic according to British media reports.

The 22-year-old Villarreal defender who scored one of the penalties in the penalty shootout which saw Ivory Coast win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will cost United a reported 30 million pounds (38.

Chelsea summer transfer targets: Five players Antonio Conte should bring to Stamford Bridge

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by James Hall The 2015/16 season can only be described as a disastrous season for Chelsea. The former Premier League champions oversaw the worst title defence in over 25 years, the departure of Jose...

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Germany’s Gundogan first Guardiola signing at City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester City on Thursday made llkay Gundogan the first signing of the Pep Guardiola era and the German midfielder said he wanted to do "great things" with the club.

The 25-year-old moved from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year contract, City announced, after refusing to extend his deal with the Bundesliga club which ends next year.

Germany’s Gundogan first Guardiola signing at City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester City on Thursday made llkay Gundogan the first signing of the Pep Guardiola era and the German midfielder said he wanted to do "great things" with the club.

The 25-year-old moved from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year contract, City announced, after refusing to extend his deal with the Bundesliga club which ends next year.

Analyzing Arsenal’s 3 best transfer target options for center back

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Arsenal are seemingly taking more of a proactive approach to this summer's transfer window than they did during 2015. While goalkeeper Petr Cech was the only first team player to be signed last summer, the Gunners have already added £30 million central midfielder Granit Xhaka, and it's not even June yet.

Analyzing Arsenal’s 3 best transfer target options for center back

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Arsenal are seemingly taking more of a proactive approach to this summer's transfer window than they did during 2015. While goalkeeper Petr Cech was the only first team player to be signed last summer, the Gunners have already added £30 million central midfielder Granit Xhaka, and it's not even June yet.

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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Real Madrid

Real Madrid set to buy back Morata: Juventus

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Rome (AFP) Real Madrid are set to exercise their right to buy back the contract of Spanish international Álvaro Morata from Juventus, the Serie A club said on Tuesday.

"Real have informed us that they will exercise their right to repurchase Morata. In the coming days, they will put it in writing," Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta Marotta said in comments reported by Gazzetta dello Sport.

Real Madrid set to buy back Morata: Juventus

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Rome (AFP) Real Madrid are set to exercise their right to buy back the contract of Spanish international Álvaro Morata from Juventus, the Serie A club said on Tuesday.

"Real have informed us that they will exercise their right to repurchase Morata. In the coming days, they will put it in writing," Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta Marotta said in comments reported by Gazzetta dello Sport.

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.

Juventus

Juve sign Pjanic from Roma for 32m euros

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Rome (AFP) Bosnia international midfielder Miralem Pjanic has joined Juventus from Roma for 32 million euros ($36 million), the two clubs said on Monday.

The 26-year-old passed a medical on Monday before signing a five-year deal.

Juve's sports director Beppe Marotta said the club had activated a release clause in Pjanic's Roma contract.

Juve sign Pjanic from Roma for 32m euros

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Rome (AFP) Bosnia international midfielder Miralem Pjanic has joined Juventus from Roma for 32 million euros ($36 million), the two clubs said on Monday.

The 26-year-old passed a medical on Monday before signing a five-year deal.

Juve's sports director Beppe Marotta said the club had activated a release clause in Pjanic's Roma contract.

Benfica

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.

Bundesliga

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.