Transfer Windows

Rumours

Chelsea transfers - I’d be surprised if there were not at least five or six big players coming in the summer.

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John Terry has revealed this week that he would be "surprised" if Chelsea do not six five or six big players this summer as we prepare for life being back in the Champions League.

As with any season, there will be players leaving the club and players coming in to the club as that's part and parcel of football.

HAZARD: Dream move to Real Madrid put on hold due to transfer ban?

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As we know, Eden Hazard's future at the end of the season has been up for debate with rumours that Real Madrid would come calling with a massive offer. Now, with a transfer ban being imposed on them over the next two transfer windows (from next summer), it seems that Hazard's dream move could be put on hold.

Newcastle United

Newcastle Spread Net Wide For Upcoming Transfer Windows

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Newcastle are not targeting any particular country for new players like we did in the past, when we tried to get cheap deals from France and only France. And while a few of them were very successful in terms of sell on profit think Yohan Cabaye, Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko we also [...]

Newcastle Were Interested In Signing England Star Last Summer

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It seems that Newcastle will be after British players at least in the next couple of transfer windows, since they realize now they have too many foreign players in the squad, and it also seems the Magpies were interested in signing new England midfield star Andros Townsend from Tottenham last summer.

Do Wenger's Latest Comments Give Arsenal Fans Hope?

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Arsene Wenger may have failed to convince the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Juan Mata, and Luiz Gustavo that a move to the Emirates Stadium is the ideal one, but he remains defiant as ever that Arsenal have great pulling power in the transfer market. This comment is likely to raise a question mark even amongst Arsenal fans, who have seen a number of near misses in the last few transfer windows.

Manchester United

Mourinho Ready To Clean Out Deadwood At Old Trafford

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has seen enough of his under-performing squad and he is reportedly ready to get rid of up to eight first-team players over the next two transfer windows.

Its been a poor start to the Mourinho era at Old Trafford as United suffered their fifth defeat in 17 matches this season when they were beaten 2-1 by Fenerbahce in Istanbul to leave the club with an uphill battle to qualify for the Europa League knockout stages.

Van Gaal keen to invest on youth

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Louis Van Gaal has hinted he would rather promote youngsters through the ranks at Manchester United than simply splashing out big fees on proven players.

The Dutchman has spent £250m in his first two transfer windows since arriving at Old Trafford in July last year but, despite fears he might veer away from the club's ethos of handing young players a chance, he's promoted a number of players from the youth ranks into the first team.

Major League Soccer

MLS Primary Transfer Window closes at 10 PM Pacific

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It is also now the trade deadline, but that doesn't mean that if no one is added the team is stuck with their current roster.

Transfer windows are one of the things that make soccer different from "American" sports. The primary MLS transfer window closes tonight at 10 PM Pacific. As of last year, that also means intra-league trades and loans are also off limits until the secondary, or Summer, window opens on July 4th and closes on August 3rd.

Radio Cuju: Episode 62

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This week's action packed show features Ginge losing his mind a bit over the American Outlaws "capo-gate" and Alicia trying to be reasonable. We also discuss the importance of actually sacrificing sheep, brawls on a Polish beach, nativity scenes and why it's bad to forget your kits. There's also This Week in Football History and listener questions.

English Premier League

Transfer Window: Round 2

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It is halfway through the 2014-2015 season, which means that the winter transfer window is now going on. Established during the 2002-2003 season of the English Premier League, the present transfer window system was introduced as a way to best preserve contractual stability for both the player and the club while allowing movement to occur at predetermined times.

Barcelona Given Transfer Ban By FIFA

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Stunning news for FIFA that they have handed FC Barcelona a transfer ban for the next TWO transfer windows (this summer and next winter) for irregularities in the signing of 12 foreign players under the age of 18.

The FIFA investigation was reportedly centred on several minors who were registered by the club and participated in tournaments between 2009 and 2013.

With West Ham Unable to Entice New Players, Is the Writing On The Wall?

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In past January transfer windows, we have seen sides facing the drop load up on new signings and loan players in an effort to stay in the Premier League. This season we have already seen some movement in January window. One team though that has been repeatedly frustrated is West Ham United under manager Sam Allardyce.

West Ham vs Everton EPL Projected Lineups include Nolan and Naismith

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West Ham started their season off with a strong victory over Cardiff City with their new additions from the last two transfer windows getting things off to the right start. However, injuries to key players such as Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing and Joe Cole have seen the club hampered as of late as their struggle to build their offense around their summer marquee signing's of Carroll and Downing.

Rodgers Reveals Big Transfer Plans

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has unveiled his plans to rival Tottenham when it comes to big money transfers.
Tottenham broke their transfer record three times during the summers, and Rodgers believes Anfield must follow suit to keep their hopes alive of a top-four finish.
The Reds have made an impressive start to their new Premier League campaign and could reclaim the league top spot if they beat Swansea tonight.

The four basic principles of how to run a football club

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The former chairman of Southend United says for too long football clubs have not stuck to workable and dependable business strategies

The Times’s 50 Worst Things About Modern Football

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Football is one of the greatest things in the world but it's not perfect. It used to be perfect. Before money and television and the Bosman ruling and Baby Bentleys and roastings and tattoos and takeovers and no standing and agents and prawn sandwiches and rotation. English newspaper The Times takes a stab at the "50 [.

The Times’s 50 Worst Things About Modern Football

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Football is one of the greatest things in the world but it's not perfect. It used to be perfect. Before money and television and the Bosman ruling and Baby Bentleys and roastings and tattoos and takeovers and no standing and agents and prawn sandwiches and rotation. English newspaper The Times takes a stab at the "50 [.

Top 50 Worst Things About Modern Soccer

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Football is one of the greatest things in the world but it's not perfect. It used to be perfect. Before money and television and the Bosman ruling and Baby Bentleys and roastings and tattoos and takeovers and no standing and agents and prawn sandwiches and rotation. English newspaper The Times takes a stab at the "50 [.

Top 50 Worst Things About Modern Soccer

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Football is one of the greatest things in the world but it's not perfect. It used to be perfect. Before money and television and the Bosman ruling and Baby Bentleys and roastings and tattoos and takeovers and no standing and agents and prawn sandwiches and rotation. English newspaper The Times takes a stab at the "50 [.

FIFA

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.

FIFA Upholds Barcelona Transfer Ban

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Barcelona have had their appeal against a two-window transfer ban rejected by FIFA following a hearing on Wednesday.

The Spanish giants will be barred from signing players in the next two transfer windows, taking them through until January 2016, after breaking the transfer rules related to signing players for their famed La Masia academy,

Barca though are not taking the decision well and have already announced, just as they did with the Luis Suarez ban, that they will now appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Wednesday Kickoff: Barca transfer ban lifted; Moyes releases statement; and more

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By DAN KARELL

FC Barcelona will be able to buy players in the next transfer window, at least for the time being.

FIFA released a memo on Wednesday saying that Barcelona's transfer ban from FIFA has been temporarily lifted due to an appeal lodged by the club. FIFA had placed the ban on Barcelona for the next two transfer windows due to what they found as irregularities in Barcelona's transfer policies with players under the age of 18.

Barcelona to Appeal FIFA’s Decision to Ban Club For Next Two Transfer Windows

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FIFA hit FC Barcelona with a ban that forbids Barcelona from participating in the next two transfer windows, after an investigation alleged the club breached regulations relating to the registration and acquisition of foreign players less than 18 years of age. If the ban stands, it means Barcelona cannot make any new transfer signings until the summer of 2015.

The Rest

Reinaldo's Move To Persija Highlight Of Quiet Transfer Win

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As far as transfer windows go it hasn't been the busiest in Liga 1 with a number of clubs making very few, if any at all, changes to their squads.
Arema have struggled for goals all season, despite sitting in eighth place only relegation threatened Perseru have scored fewer, but with Aji Santoso stepping down last week it appears his replacement Joko Susilo is happy with his options.

RoM Reaction To The Transfer Window

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Most transfer windows have been fairly disappointing occasions for United fans since the Glazers bought the club and we have become used to this. More often than not, if we do dip in to the transfer market, we buy the sensible player. A player that makes sense and has the potential to be good enough but who doesn't get you too excited.

He's not the Messiah... he's just a naughty Newell's Old Boy

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Where's the specs Chromeo?
Like a Mountie who tells you to "get used to it", Kevin Payne finally got his man - Maximiliano Urruti is officially a Red. It took a couple of hundred days longer than originally expected... but who's counting?

Transfer windows? We don't need no stinkin' transfer windows - just an Argentine club that has fallen on hard times, a player who hadn't been paid and broke up with them and possibly a little help from the "Thanks for Not Touching Clint Dempsey Fund for Disabled Clubs".

Zenit Want €15m Liverpool Player Before End Of February

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Not all transfer windows in football shut on the same day and at the same time. Just like the windows in Italy and Germany closed a few hours before ours on January 31st, there are countries who still have quite some time left to buy players. Transfer windows closing only prevents clubs registering players, they don't stop sales, and as such an English team can sell a player to a club in a transfer window even though ours has finished.

Searching for the Free - Winter 12/13

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Searching for the Free is a semi-regular look at players who would be available on a Free within the next two transfer windows. Without a master list of Frees available around the world speculation is really up to fans, as it is doubtful that agents are going to let the general public know when their clients are available.

Wenger – To buy one player someone has to get out!

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Arsene Wenger not scared to spend by AH

Arsenal manager Arséne Wenger has told reporters that he isn't afraid to spend the money Arsenal have in the bank – if the right player(s) are available.

Arsenal are often slated for their lack of spending in the transfer windows and although we bought fantastic players in Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, we sold Robin Van Persie and Alex Song, totalling up the money exchanges to about a loss of around £15 million.

Transfer terms explained

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Here are some explanations of a few of the terms currently used in transfer rumours in the press. Ace _______Prolific striker who hasn't scored lately or he wouldn't be on the transfer list.Battle_____ Agent and press attempt to raise interest in a player nobody wants.Bid_______ An offer roughly half of what selling club are asking.