Cristiano Ronaldo hints that he wants to reunite with Man United frontman Wayne Rooney

Real Madrid megastar added fuel to the fire in stories linking him with a return to Manchester United by hinting that he wants to line up alongside former strike partner Wayne Rooney once again, the Daily Express reports. Ronaldo left Old Trafford in 2009 to sign for Spanish giants Real Madrid in a then world record £80m deal (via Express). After bagging 118 goals for the Red Devils he has since gone on to break a number of personal and team records. In the meantime, Rooney has become United’s third…

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Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker wary of Man United backlash as injury crisis deepens

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has called on his teammates to shake off their Champions League hangover quickly as they prepare to host Manchester United this weekend, the Daily Express reports. The Gunners square up with United in a 4pm kick off on Sunday, just days after losing 3-2 to Greek giants Olympiacos on Tuesday night. That result now leaves Arsenal bottom of their qualifying group, having suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the first round of games (via Express). And now Mertesacker believes that he and his…

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Liverpool target bid for Schalke starlet Leroy Sane

Liverpool are apparently preparing to table an offer for Schalke striker Leroy Sane after seeing one £11m bid for his services turned down over the summer, the Metro reports. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers already invested heavily in his squad during the transfer window, but the Metro claim that he still feels Liverpool are left wanting for specialist wide players. And a report in German publication Bild believes that Rodgers has targeted Schalke’s Leroy Sane as the man to correct that problem and will go in with a fresh offer after…

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Legendary Juventus star Gianluigi Buffon eyes Premier League move before retiring

Iconic Italian international goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has apparently outlined his desire to test himself in the Premier League before hanging up his gloves, according to the Metro. Speaking ahead of Juventus’ Champions League clash with Sevilla this week, the 37-year-old not only highlighted that the tournament is still one he is yet to win, but that he wants to test himself in the Premier League. “I would have loved to have played in the Premier League,” he said. “I have spent 10 years at Parma, 15 at Juventus and I…

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Chelsea captain John Terry reveals exit offers from China and Europe

Iconic Chelsea skipper John Terry has revealed that he has several options to continue his career in either China or Turkey, the Daily Mirror reports. The 34-year-old has lost his status as a guaranteed starter at Stamford Bridge this season, but has been offered one final big pay day in China after impressing during an ambassadorial tour of Guangzhou last summer. He is said to have several offers from Chinese clubs (via Mirror) but Turkish giants Fenerbahce are also believed to be monitoring his situation with the view of making…

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Man United to allow Victor Valdes to leave, but not for another Premier League club

Manchester United are apparently willing to terminate the contract of goalkeeper Victor Valdes, but will only do so if he leaves the Premier League, according to the Daily Mail. How do Manchester United stand to get on vs Wolfsburg in the Champions League? Fine out on My Betting Bonus! The former Barcelona stopper, who joined the club on a free transfer in January this year (via ManUtd.com), has become an outcast under Louis van Gaal, making just two appearances in the first team during that time. The Mail highlights that…

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Chelsea gossip: Blues close in on free agent goalkeeper and Terry reveals exit options

Wednesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour gossip. Chelsea are set to sign former AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia, 33, on a short-term basis as cover for injured first-choice Thibaut Courtois, The Guardian reports. Blues skipper John Terry, 34, has had several offers from Chinese clubs, while Turkish side Fenerbahce have stepped up their interest in the former England captain, the Daily Mirror reports. Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes Terry still has a lot to offer the Blues, according to the Daily Star. “Looking at a couple of…

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Arsenal gossip: Wenger refuses to blame Ospina for Champions League failure but Belgian starlet linked

Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumours. Arsenal are interested in signing PSV Eindhoven defender Aboubacar Kone, 14, if the in-demand Belgium youth international is not tied down by the Dutch champions before his 16th birthday, according to Anderlecht Online (in Dutch). Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker admitted the side’s 3-2 defeat to Olympiakos was “not acceptable”, the

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Man United gossip: Rooney denies transfer request and Dr Dre CONFIRMED as Red Devils fan

Wednesday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumours. Manchester United are prepared to terminate the contract of out-of-favour goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 33, but only if the Spain international leaves the Premier League, the Daily Mail reports. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wants silverware before his Reds deal ends in 2017, but he still could stay on and break a promise to his wife, according to the Manchester Evening News. Manchester United’s German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 31, says he does not always understand skipper Wayne Rooney’s Liverpool accent, according to…

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Manchester United vs Wolfsburg predicted line up: Van Gaal to play strongest XI

After losing out on the challenge of PSV Eindhoven in the first round of matches, manager Louis van Gaal now faces the tricky task of getting something out of Bundesliga giants Wolfsburg. You can predict how the outcome will turn out by using this bet365 offer code. However, despite having a crucial clash with Arsenal to prepare for this weekend, van Gaal may be forced to pick his best XI to ensure that his Champions League trail remains on course. Last season United fans were praying for this kind of…

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Man Utd vs Wolfsburg – Match preview and team news

Manchester United may have hit the top of the Premier League at the weekend, but they find themselves desperately needing to open their account on the European stage as Wolfsburg head to Old Trafford for an intriguing match-up. It was a night where nothing went the way of Louis van Gaal’s men, as they lost their first Group B encounter away to PSV Eindhoven. On top of losing Luke Shaw to an injury which will keep him out for much of the season, they gained little reward for dominating the…

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Borussia Monchengladbach vs Man City – Match preview and team news

The mystery of Manchester City in Europe is still very much alive, and they will desperate to improve a run of three defeats in four games in all competitions by getting the better of Borussia Monchengladbach. Last season’s Premier League runners-up came into their opening Group D match at home Juventus knowing that they faced a tricky examination, but had taken maximum points from five Premier League games to take their winning run in domestic football to 11. Furthermore, they had not conceded a goal, but for whatever reason on…

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Edinson Cavani reveals why he didn’t join Man United or Arsenal this summer

Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani has revealed why he didn’t leave the club this summer despite being heavily linked with a move away, the Daily Star reports. The Uruguayan international was linked with moves to Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea over during the transfer window after an alleged fall out with manager Laurent Blanc. However, he is now seen as a vital part of PSG’s plans, and with Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to depart at the end of the season, the Ligue 1 champions are hoping to keep hold of…

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Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao looking forward to facing former club Porto

Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao has revealed that he is looking forward to facing up against his former club FC Porto in the Champions League this week, the Daily Star reports. The Colombian international made his Champions League debut in this very fixture in 2009 having arrived from Argentine giants River Plate. The Blues ran out 1-0 winners on that occasion. And amazingly, if Falcao is picked tonight it will be the first time that he has ever faced a former club in his career. “I am excited I am returning…

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Napoli boss tips Lorenzo Insigne to join Chelsea in the future

Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has claimed that star man Lorenzo Insigne could one day make the move to Chelsea, the Metro reports. The Metro states that the winger was linked with a move to Chelsea’s Premier League rivals Arsenal over the summer, but after that move failed to get off the ground Sarri now believes that he will head to Stamford Bridge soon instead. Italian international Insigne opened the scoring in his side’s 2-1 victory over champions Juventus at the weekend, and Sarri’s comments after the game suggest that he…

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Man United unveil 2015/16 team photo but which superstar has been excluded?

Manchester United have unveiled their official team picture for the 2015/16 season but have left goalkeeper Victor Valdes OUT of the annual photo call leading to suggestions that his days at the club could be numbered. The 33-year-old had been placed on the transfer list back in July after manager Louis van Gaal revealed that he refused to take part in a reserve team game. The former Barca custodian was then forced to train on his own following reports that he had fallen out with Van Gaal. And now with…

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Chelsea hand trial to former Italian international goalkeeper Marco Amelia

Chelsea have given a trial to former AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia as manager Jose Mourinho looks to bring in some experienced cover for the injured Thibaut Courtois, according to the Daily Telegraph. Courtois sustained a knee injury recently, and after undergoing surgery he is expected to be on the sidelines until December, leaving just Asmir Begovic and youngster Jamal Blackman to deputise in his absence. The Telegraph state that Mourinho has so far been pleased with the form of Begovic, who joined the club over the summer from Stoke…

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Chelsea prepare move for Arsenal target William Carvalho

Chelsea are said to be looking to beat Premier League rivals Arsenal to the signature of Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, according to the Metro. The Metro states that the Portuguese international has been long linked with a move to Arsenal, who ended up only bringing in Petr Cech during the summer transfer window. And it now looks as though Mourinho could be ready to pile more misery on to the long suffering Arsenal fans by rivalling the Gunners for Carvalho’s signature, according to Italian publication TuttoMercatoWeb. Carvalho was named…

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Chelsea consider January move for Porto midfield star

Chelsea are said to be weighing up a move for FC Porto midfielder Yacine Brahimi when the transfer market reopens in January, according to the Metro. The Metro states that The Blues are already looking into possible reinforcements in the new year following their unsatisfactory start to their title defence, collecting just seven points from their first eight games. And now, according to TuttoMercatoWeb, manager Jose Mourinho has set his sights on a deal to bring Algerian playmaker Yacine Brahimi to Stamford Bridge. However, despite their apparent interest, Brahimi does…

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Arsenal boss reveals why he didn’t make a move for Man United striker Anthony Martial

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he could have made a move for Monaco striker Anthony Martial before he joined Manchester United this summer, but didn’t because he thought that the Ligue 1 side wouldn’t sell, according to the Daily Star. The 19-year-old ended up heading to Old Trafford for an eye watering £36m fee on transfer deadline day (via Star) and has already gone on to score four goals in his opening five games for the club. Having made his way through Lyon’s academy, Martial made a name…

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Bad Breaks – Top five injury blows of the new season: Man United defender and Lionel Messi included

We present you the top 5 injury blows of the new season so far, one of them worthy of a horror movie scene where Shaw broke his right leg on two places. The season is under way and already we have seen two gruesome injuries and both have happened in the Champions League. Luke Shaw has suffered one of the most terrible injuries football fans have seen in recent years receiving a double fracture on his right leg after Hector Moreno caught it with a slide tackle in Manchester United’s…

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Arsenal skipper backs young teammate to usurp Chelsea star’s international spot

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has backed young full-back Hector Bellerin to soon take precedence in Vicente Del Bosque’s Spain squad ahead of Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta following his stunning debut season at The Emirates, according to the Metro. The 20-year-old impressed last term when he took advantage of Mathieu Debuchy’s injury problems to end the campaign as Arsene Wenger’s first choice right-back. He kept Debuchy out of the side once he had returned to fitness and even played his part in helping the side win a second successive FA Cup. Bellerin…

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FC Porto vs Chelsea – Match preview and team news

For all of their domestic struggles, Chelsea were the only English club to experience success in the first round of Champions League matches, and they will hope to make it two wins from two as manager Jose Mourinho returns to former club FC Porto. The victory over Maccabi Tel-Aviv earlier in the month was out of keeping with most of the Blues’ season so far, as they controlled the game with authority and showed flashes of brilliance in easing to what was eventually a straightforward three-point haul. It was an ideal…

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Arsenal vs Olympiakos – Match preview and team news

There is no margin for error for Arsenal in their second Champions League group F match, as nothing less than win will be sufficient when Greek champions Olympiakos visit the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening. The two sides are familiar opponents, with this being the fourth time in seven seasons that they have been drawn together at this stage of the competition. Both teams lost their opening match, with Arsenal suffering the potentially disastrous setback of losing to Dinamo Zagreb, supposedly the weakest side in the group. With two games against Bayern Munich…

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West Brom vs Everton – Premier League preview and team news

Having won their last two matches on the road, West Bromwich Albion will be determined to gain their first three-point haul at home on Monday evening against Everton, who they have not beaten in their last five Premier League meetings. The first six games of the season have proven how difficult a side the Baggies are to penetrate, emphasising the level of organisation that Tony Pulis has implemented at the club. A key figure in that success is Claudio Yacob, who over the course of 2015 has re-emerged as one…

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