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FIFA Reject Barcelona’s Appeal Against Transfer Ban; Club Decides to Appeal

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FIFA has announced that it has rejected Barcelona's appeal against the sanctions imposed on the club over breaches of rules around the transfer of under-18 players.

According to the ruling, Barcelona will be unable to sign new players in the next two transfer windows; beginning in September 2014 and ending January 2016.

Mexico International Raul Jimenez Signs Six-Year Deal With Atletico Madrid, Say Reports

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Atletico Madrid has signed Club America striker Raul Jimenez to a six-year deal according to the Spanish press. An official announcement from both clubs will be made on Wednesday and the player is rumored to be on his way to Madrid to be unveiled to Atletico supporters.

The reigning champions of La Liga has reportedly paid a fee of£8.

Radamel Falcao Will Move To Real Madrid Before This Transfer Window Closes

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The reports circulating around Radamel Falcao proposed move to Real Madrid have died down in recent days. The Spanish press are focusing on the build up towards tomorrow's UEFA Super Cup encounter in Cardiff between Real Madrid and Sevilla (to be televised on FOX Sports 1 at 2.30pm ET Tuesday).

There is also just under three weeks left before the close of the summer transfer window and lots can happen over that time.

Club America Striker Raul Jimenez Close To Atletico Madrid Switch

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Reports have surfaced in Spain linking Club America striker Raul Jimenez with a move to Atletico Madrid.

Atletico's manager Diego Simeone is intent on improving his side's scoring options before the summer transfer window closes and the club have reportedly tabled a bid for the Mexican goal scorer, who is now considering his options.

Angel Di Maria Transfer To Paris Saint-Germain Is ‘Off’, Says Club Official

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Speaking at the public presentation of David Luiz, Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi has given his thoughts on the rumored transfer of Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria to the French side.

The club official was questioned about the cost of the former Chelsea defender. PSG's president then drew a comparison with the Ligue 1 champion's proposed move for Di Maria.

Karim Benzema Extends His Contract With Real Madrid

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Real Madrid has announced that striker Karim Benzema has agreed to extend his contract with the European champions until June 2019.

The 26-year-old has been with the La Liga giants since 2009, making 159 appearances and scoring 72 goals over the course of his career in Spain.

Last season, Benzema appeared in 35 matches, scoring 17 goals and notching nine assists while helping Los Blancoswin the Copa del Rey, as well as its tenth European title.

English Premier League

Marouane Fellaini Loan Move To Napoli In Doubt Following Training Ground Injury [PHOTO]

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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini's potential season-long loan move to Napoli has been put into serious doubt following news of a training ground injury suffered by the player.

Fellaini was pictured heading to the hospital on crutches with his left foot in a protective boot following yesterday's practice.

Swansea City Announces £7m Signing of Argentina Defender Federico Fernandez

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Swansea City has revealed the signing of Argentine central defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli.

The defender, who played in the World Cup, will replace Chico Flores, who joined a club in Qatar earlier this month.

Fernandez, 25, who has failed to secure a regular starting spot at Napoli in his three year spell, was a part of the Argentina squad that reached the World Cup final in Brazil, making an appearance in the 2-1 victory over Bosnia.

Manchester United Confirms £16m Signing of Marcos Rojo, While Nani Joins Sporting On Loan

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Manchester United has confirmed that Sporting and Argentina left back Marcos Rojo has signed for the club, for a fee believed to be in the region of £16million. Luis Nani has been sent the other way on a season long loan.

Rojo will be unveiled as United footballer after he passes a medical and agrees personal terms.

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini to Join Napoli On Loan Pending Player Approval

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Manchester United and Napoli have agreed to a move that will send Marouane Fellaini to Italy on a season-long loan. The transfer will be finalized as soon as the Belgium international gives his approval to the switch.

The Italian newspaperGazzetta dello Sportis reporting that Napoli has agreed to pay United a fee of £4million in order to secure the services of the 26-year-old midfielder.

Marcos Rojo Finalizing Move To Man United; Nani Goes The Opposite Way, Say Reports

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Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo is on his way to Manchester United in a £16million, according to reports emanating from Argentina. Thedeal will see Portuguese international Nani move in the opposite direction.

Rojo will be in England tomorrow night to have a medical before signing a four-year contract with an optional fifth year.

Man Utd Target Mehdi Benatia Will Re-Sign With AS Roma Within 48 Hours, Says Report

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Rumors circulating around AS Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia went into overdrive on Saturday after Sky Sports reporter Jim White tweeted news that the AS Roma defender was on his way to Manchester United.


That news was quickly followed by reports of the player flying to England to speak to United officials.

Sporting Lisbon Claim Officials ‘Representing’ Manchester United Attempted Negotiations

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The Marcos Rojo transfer saga has had its share of twists and turns since it was first reported two days ago that Manchester United had tabled a £16million bid for the Sporting Lisbon defender.

There were early concerns regarding the potential transfer because Rojo is only part-owned by the Portuguese club.

Everton Signs Ghana Midfielder Christian Atsu on Season-Long Loan

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Everton FC announced the club has reached an agreement in principle to sign the Chelsea winger, Christian Atsu, on a season-long loan, according to Everton manager Roberto Martínez.

Martinez's men finished fifth last season, running out of gas in the dying stages of the campaign, and the Spaniard is eager to go one better as he seeks to guide his side into Europe's elite first tier competition – the UEFA Champions League.

DeAndre Yedlin Signs For Tottenham Hotspur In $4 Million Move From MLS

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Tottenham Hotspur has signed DeAndre Yedlin from MLS club Seattle Sounders in a deal that's reportedly worth $4 million.

The United States men's national team and Seattle Sounders right winger, who can also play right back, completed his move to Tottenham Hotspur today. The US World Cup star has been the subject of many rumors surrounding both clubs.

5 Players Arsenal Should Consider to Replace Thomas Vermaelen

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Former Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has finally left the Gunners after making 150 appearances and scoring 15 goals. However, the writing has been on the wall for a very long time when it comes to the Belgian leaving and no-one is really surprised.

Despite the loss that comes with it, Wenger has admitted that signing another center back before the end of the transfer window is a priority for the Gunners.

Sporting Lisbon Disciplines Marcos Rojo For Yesterday’s Failure To Train

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Sporting Lisbon has 'sanctioned' Manchester United target Marcos Rojo for his refusal to train and amid reports that the player handed in a transfer request yesterday.

On Tuesday, the Portuguese newspaper O' Jogobroke a story saying United had tabled a bid of around£16million for the 24-year-old defender.

Shane Long Linked With £12million Move to Southampton, Says Report

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Hull City forward Shane Long has been linked with a move to Southampton for a fee of £12million, reportsSky Sports Newsanchor Jim White.

Long, 27, only moved to Hull City in the January transfer window this year, and has netted 4 times in 15 games during his time at the KC Stadium.

Liverpool Agrees to £12million Fee For Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno

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Liverpool has agreed a£12million fee with Sevilla for left-back Alberto Moreno. The agreement should now bring an end to the transfer saga that has taken up most of the summer window.

The Spain international will become Brendan Rodgers eighth signing of the summer and should provide competition at left-back to fellow-Spaniard, Jose Enrique.

Manchester United Tables £16million Bid For Sporting Lisbon’s Marcos Rojo, Say Reports

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Manchester United has tabled a£16 million bid for Sporting Lisbon defender, Marcos Rojo, according to reports in Portugal and England.

The Argentina international was a key contributor during his country's World Cup run that ended with a defeat in the final of the competition. He played all 120 minutes versus Germany and was named to the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team at the conclusion of the tournament.

Scott Sinclair Could Follow Jack Rodwell’s Lead And Leave Manchester City

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Another promising young English footballer is considering his future at Manchester City as reports in England today are saying Scott Sinclair is 'considering his future' at the Etihad.

Last week, Jack Rodwell joined Sunderland on a five-year deal after spending the past two seasons in the blue half of Manchester.

Manchester City Finally Confirms Signing of Eliaquim Mangala

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Manchester City has today confirmed the signing of France and Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala nearly three weeks after the club released a video of the player being interviewed as a City footballer.

Mangala, 23, has impressed many in Porto since his move from Standard Liege, having a standout season last year for the Portuguese side.

Top 5 Premier League Loan Signings, 2014-15 (So Far)

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It's that time of the year when loan deals are fashionable in the Premier League, particularly after the way that Everton exploited the market last summer and turned it into a successful strategy.

While the transfer window isn't over yet for a few more weeks, here's the top 5 Premier League loan signings of 2014-15, so far:

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Paul Pogba ‘Uncertain’ Of Arturo Vidal’s Future At Juventus

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Speaking ahead of his club's exhibition match against FOXTEL A-League All Star Team in Sydney, Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba confessed that he and his teammates are concerned about the future of Arturo Vidal with the club.

According to a report from The Sydney Morning Heraldtoday, the Italian champions went through a complete team session at the WIN Jubilee Stadium, but Vidal was left to train on his own before going through some supervised drills due to a knee injury.

Official: Thomas Vermaelen Joins Barcelona On A Five-Year Deal

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Barcelona have announced the signing of Belgium international Thomas Vermaelen on a five-deal for a fee understood to be£15 million.

The former Arsenal centre-back had fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates and had been rumored to be a transfer target of the La Liga giants for most of the summer window.

Diego Lopez On the Verge Of A Switch To AC Milan

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez has agreed to personal terms with Italian giants AC Milan and is scheduled to have a medical on Monday.

Lopez's agent, Manuael Garcia Quillon negotiated the deal last night and finalized it this morning following face-to-face meetings with Milan representatives.

Southampton Finalizes £10million Deal to Sign Goalkeeper Fraser Forster From Celtic

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Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster has agreed to personal terms and will be joining Southampton after both clubs agreed on a fee of£10million for the player.

The transfer will be final once the England international passes a medical with the Premier League side.

Newcastle United, Forster's former club, will receive of portion of the transfer fee (25%), with Celtic having paid£2 million for the player in July 2012 following his two seasons on loan with the Magpies.

DeAndre Yedlin On Verge of Joining Tottenham Hotspur In $3.3 Million Deal, Says Report

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Seattle Sounders and US World Cup star DeAndre Yedlin is on the verge of signing with Tottenham Hotspur in a deal that's reportedly worth $3.3 million, according to Goal.com.

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid confirmed today that Yedlin is currently in Europe, where he was reported to be preparing for a medical.

Atletico Madrid Attempting To Bring Roberto Soldado Back To Spain

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Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado was signed last summer for£26 million from Valencia. Prior to his arrival at White Hart Lane, the Spain international had made 101 appearances and scored 59 goals for his La Liga club and had also scored 7 goals in 12 appearances for his country.

Soldado's last season in Spain saw the product of Real Madrid's youth system bag 24 goals in La Liga.

Thomas Vermaelen Set For Barcelona After Manchester United End Interest

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Defender Thomas Vermaelen is set for a move to Barcelona following the news that Manchester United have ended their interest in the player.

Reports coming from England are saying Arsenal wanted Chris Smalling as part of the deal for the Belgium international, but United refused that request and withdrew from the transfer.

Liverpool And Arsenal Have Tabled Bids For Edinson Cavani, According To Player’s Agent

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The Uruguayan newspaper El Telegrafo is reporting that the agent of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has confirmed thatboth Liverpool and Arsenalhave tabledbids for the Uruguay international.

Cavani's agent, Claudio Annelluci, expressed that even though his client is happy with the French champions, he is mulling over the offers from the Premier League clubs.

Manchester United Agrees To Personal Terms With Arturo Vidal, Says Report

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The endless rumors surrounding Arturo Vidal and Manchester United refuse to go away.

The Italian newspaperLa Stampareported last night that Vidal's agent Fernando Felicevich has spoken with United and agreed in principle a deal worth£182,000-a-week; which would bring his annual earnings to nearly£9.

Manchester United Interested In Signing Thomas Vermaelen, Admits Arsene Wenger

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Arsene Wenger this morning rolled back the years in a press-conference filled with dry humor ahead of Arsenal's return to Wembley for the annual domestic curtain raiser as the FA Cup winners take on the Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield.

There was much talk regarding the fitness of Theo Walcott as well as possible selection combinations at Wembley on Sunday.

Liverpool and Manchester City Leading Chase to Sign Radamel Falcao, Say Reports

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Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is back in the papers today, as fresh reports claim that the highly-rated goal scorer is now being chased by Liverpool, Manchester City, and Real Madrid. The Independentnewspaper is reporting that while the three clubs all want Falcao, it is the Merseyside club that is actually leading the chase to secure the Colombian international.

Manchester United Doesn’t Need to Sign Angel Di Maria

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The news from France this morning is that Paris Saint-Germain has either called "time" or dropped out of the race altogether to sign Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.

PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi was quoted earlier today as saying: "For Di Maria, it's true we have discussed him with [Florentino Perez].

Juventus Defender Mauricio Isla Joins Queens Park Rangers

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Queens Park Rangers has announced that Mauricio Isla has completed his medical at Loftus Road, received his work permit/governing body endorsement from the Football Association and will be joining the newly-promoted Premier League side on a season-long loan from Italian champions, Juventus.

The defender is now back in Italy finalizing his work visa.

Southampton Signs Saphir Taider From Inter Milan And Sends Dani Osvaldo The Other Way

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Southampton FC has announced the signing of Algerian midfielder Saphir Taider from the Serie A club Inter Milan.

The 22-year-old will join the St. Mary's club on a season-long loan from the Italian side, with striker Dani Osvaldo moving in the opposite direction on the same basis.

According to Southampton's website, the players are not part of the same deal and both transfers have independent options should the respective loaning clubs wish to make either move permanent next summer.

Serie A

Challenges in Serie A Epitomized By Lack of Spending in Transfer Window

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The Serie A transfer market has been pretty disappointing so far this summer.

Italy used to attract the best players in the world, but due to the lack of cash in the league among many teams, it's turning into a sad summer transfer window.

This year, the only top player coming from abroad has been bought by FC Juventus, as Alvaro Morata joined the Bianconeri for €22million from Real Madrid.

AC Milan Send Robinho To Santos On Loan

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AC Milan forward Robinho will be returning to the club where he began his soccer career, Santos.

The Brazilian club has confirmed a season-long loan deal for the 30-year-old player who made 23 appearances in Serie A last season.

Robinho began his career in Santos' youth system before spending three seasons with their senior squad.

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A big week for Woodward to prove himself!

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With the season fast approaching and less than 3 weeks left in this summer transfer window, this week could show all we need to know about Ed Woodward. Last month, Woodward gave an exclusive...

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