Twitter exploded as Ibrahimovic announced his new club

Former Sweden and Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed he will sign for Manchester United after leaving the Ligue 1 champions. Not surprisingly, Twitter exploded when the 34-year-old striker announced his new club: No champions league football but still get the tops #ibrahimovic #mufc — MORE THAN A KING (@abdu00nine) 30 juni 2016 You’ve got to welcome the arrival of one Zlatan Ibrahimovic no matter which club you pledged your allegiance to… — Firdauz As’at (@Furudeusu) 30 juni 2016 Imagine Marcus Rashford & Anthony Martial knowing they have Zlatan Ibrahimovic…

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Hulk in record move to Chinese Super League

Brazilian striker Hulk has moved to Chinese Super League team Shangai SIPG from Zenit St.Petersburg for £46.1 million, making him the most expensive signing in the history of Asian football. That title was previously held by Alex Teixiera, who Jaingsu Suning paid Shaktar Donetsk £38.4m for. In signing for Shangai SIPG, whose head coach is Sven Goran Eriksson, Hulk becomes just the sixth non-Chinese player at the club with the others being, fellow Brazilian Elkeson, Asamoah Gyan (Ghana), Dario Conca (Argentina), Kim Ju-Young (South Korea) and Jean Evrard Kouassi (Ivory Coast).…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms he’s joining Manchester United

The wait if finally over: Zlatan Ibrahimovic will team up with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United next season. The 34-year-old striker confirmed his move to Old Trafford on his Instagram account. Time to let the world know. My next destination is @manchesterunited #iamcoming Een foto die is geplaatst door IAmZlatan (@iamzlatanibrahimovic) op 30 Jun 2016 om 7:56 PDT A report by The Guardian earlier this week claimed Manchester United were close to signing the Sweden superstar, who left PSG after winning yet another Ligue 1 title while to win the…

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Liverpool striker transfer is a no-go

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke is attracting a lot of interests in the summer transfer window. The Belgium international arrived at Anfield in a £32.5 million move from Aston Villa last summer. However, he found it hard to adapt to Liverpool’s playing style and his first season with the Reds ended in a disappointment. It has been widely reported that Benteke doesn’t feature in Jurgen Klopp’s plans and will be allowed to leave the Merseysiders in the current transfer window. Spanish publication Sport recently claimed that La Liga club Atletico Madrid have already started negotiations…

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Relegated trio progress preparations for Championship challenge

Following their relegation from the Premier League last season, Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Norwich City are continuing preparations for a challenging season in the Championship. Whilst both Newcastle and Norwich have previous experience of playing in the division, Aston Villa do not and are set to compete outside the top flight of English football for the first time since 1987. Less lucrative life in the Championship The financial implications of doing so are quite severe due to the Premier League’s new £5 billion TV deal for the 2016-17 season,…

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Real Madrid interested in Arsenal star, Asian striker confirms Gunners’ interest

Real Madrid are reportedly pursuing Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny, according to the latest reports. French football website Foot Mercato claims that the La Liga giants have identified the France international as a replacement of his compatriot Raphael Varane. Varane’s future at the Madrid club looks uncertain with various reports having linked him with an exit from the club. Koscielny arrived at the Emirates Stadium from Ligue 1 club Lorient six seasons ago and has established himself as one of the top defenders in Premier League. The 30-year-old has made 246 appearances during…

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Poland vs Portugal – Euro 2016 Quarter-Final Preview

The opening Euro 2016 quarter-final encounter takes place on Thursday evening as Poland attempt to plough deeper into uncharted territory by defeating a Portugal side that will be determined to raise its game after labouring to this stage. Whatever happens, this tournament can be looked back on as a success for Poland, but the feeling is that there is still more to come from them. Leading striker and captain Robert Lewandowski is still yet to live up to his billing and has rarely looked like getting on the scoresheet, while…

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PSG to battle Arsenal and Tottenham for star strikers

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Paris Saint-Germain have all the financial funds in the world and a new ambitious coach with Unai Emery. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaving the Ligue 1 champions, they are looking to add a new star striker. In that regard, PSG are battling two Premier League clubs. First, the Paris club have identified Alexandre Lacazette is one of their man summer transfer targets. However, the 25-year-old is also wanted by a number of other big European clubs, including Arsenal. According to L’Equipe (via talkSPORT), Arsenal and PSG are leading the chase for Lacazette, with…

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Scouting Chelsea’s new golden boy Michy Batshuayi

Chelsea fans will be able to watch a new striker at Stamford Bridge next season, as the Blues paid £33.2 million to Marseille for Michy Batshuayi. Crystal Palace, West Ham and Juventus were also interested in the Belgium international, with Palace having their £31.6m bid accepted by the Ligue 1 club on Monday. However, Batshuayi turned down the move to Palace once Chelsea registered their interest in his services. The 22-year-old, who scored 23 goals in all competitions last season, will be the first signing of Antonio Conte’s spell at the…

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Antonio Conte’s tactically perfect Euro 2016 Italian job

Full of determination, discipline, energy, intelligence, passion and tactical acumen. Italy’s performance throughout their 2-0 win over Spain in the second round of Euro 2016 represented all of the qualities that the Azzuri’s manager Antonio Conte has gradually instilled in the team since taking charge in August 2014. Prior to the finals Conte was cautiously optimistic and quite reserved about Italy’s prospects of performing well, but subsequently Italy’s campaign is currently evolving as Conte suggested it might, with the manager compensating for the lack of individual talent within his squad…

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Twitter reacts to reports about Arsene Wenger being considered as the next England boss

The FA are in search of a new manager to replace Roy Hodgson following the Three Lions’ embarrassing exit from Euro 2016. Reports in England, like this one from The Daily Mail, claim that current Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has emerged as the FA’s number one choice to take charge of the national team on a long-term basis. Wenger currently has one year left on his current deal with the North London club, but the reports suggest that the FA are ready to wait for a year for the French…

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Dortmund considering improved Manchester United offer for Mkhitaryan

Manchester United have submitted a £30 million bid to Borussia Dortmund for Henrirkh Mkhitaryan, with the German club’s chief executive Hans – Joachim Watzke confirming that offer is under serious consideration, as reported by The Guardian. Previous indications from Watzke were that Mkhitaryan was not for sale, despite the 27-year-old rejecting the opportunity to extend his current Dortmund contract, which has just 12 months to run. Dortmund officials are understood to have hoped that Mkhitaryan would stay at the club for the remaining year of his contract. However they have…

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Chelsea clinch signing of Euro 2016 star, also interested in Argentina star

Chelsea are close to signing Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi in a deal worth £33.2 million, according to the a report by French source L’Equipe. He is expected to take a leave from Belgium camp, ahead of Friday’s quarter-final against Wales in Lille, and arrive in London for a medical and sign a five-year deal. The 22-year-old, who scored 23 goals in all competitions last season, will be the first signing of Antonio Conte’s spell at the West London club. Crystal Palace, West Ham and Juventus were also interested in the Belgium…

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Chelsea to rival Everton for Euro 2016 star, Toffees want Premier League scorer

Chelsea are set to battle Everton for Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel, with the Blues seeing him as an alternative to Belgium team-mate Radja Nainggolan. According to a report by The Daily Mail, the Blues had a bid of £33 million for the AS Roma star rejected by the Serie A giants, which mean they have now been turned down three times in their chase of Nainggolan. Chelsea’s attention could now turn to Witsel, who is another impressive member of Belgium’s Euro 2016 squad and who has been linked…

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Two staggering Euro 2016 stats about Norwich City and Joe Hart

The Brexit at Euro 2016 is almost complete, as England, Ireland, and Northern Ireland were all eliminated in the round of 16. That means only Wales remain in the tournament, but Gareth Bale and his fellow Welshmen are facing a strong Belgium side in the quarter-finals on Friday July 1. Belgium’s golden generation produced an extremely polished performance to beat Hungary 4-0 and breeze into the quarter finals of Euro 2016, where they will play the Inspired by the brilliance of Eden Hazard who set-up one goal and scored another…

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Belgium and Manchester United star gets insulted on his Facebook page

On Sunday, Belgium qualified for the Euro 2016 quater-finals by beating Hungary 4-0. Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini played just ten minutes but received a yellow card for elbowing Adam Szalai. Still, the midfielder celebrated his country’s victory on Facebook with this post: “Congrats my little ones,” referring to goalscorers Michy Batshuayi and Yannick Carrasco. However, the reactions on Fellaini’s post weren’t positive at all. A bunch of Hungarian fans took their frustration out on the Belgian midfielder. Here are some of the most notable reactions:

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Steve McClaren provided one of the greatest moments in televison history

England were eliminated from Euro 2016 with a 2-1 defeat to Iceland. Former boss Steve McLaren was covering the game for Sky Sports and provided one of the greatest moments on television history. He was hailing the Three Lions’ performance and discussing the potential danger of Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, when the latter one scored Iceland’s second goal of the match. Steve McLaren with one of the greatest moments in televison history… #ENGICEpic.twitter.com/I3dLdRxK98 — BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) 27 juni 2016

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Will Grigg returns to Northern Ireland as a hero, despite not playing a single minute at Euro 2016

Northern Ireland stunned the football world by reaching the round of 16 at Euro 2016, where they were beaten 1-0 by Wales. Striker Will Grigg didn’t play a single minute in France but returned as a hero due to a certain fan chant about him. Will Grigg returns to Northern Ireland a hero, despite not playing a single minute at #EURO2016https://t.co/qPWk4VhpN1 — BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) 28 juni 2016

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Roy Hodgson got slammed on Twitter after Euro 2016 Brexit

After England’s 2-1 loss to Iceland and elimination from Euro 2016, manager Roy Hodgson resigned from his position. Not surprisingly, Twitter slammed the 68-year-old very hard… Did you know… pic.twitter.com/FBqQ8oWhXd — Ultra Football Facts (@UltraFootyFacts) 27 juni 2016 To make matters even worse. Roy Hodgson is the highest paid manager in #Euro2016. pic.twitter.com/3YuB2Hhpbx — Calcio Direct | #ITA (@CalcioDirect) June 27, 2016 I’m guessing Roy Hodgson spent the second half writing that statement instead of making the third substitution — James Tyler (@JamesTylerESPN) June 27, 2016 Nah, Roy Hodgson can’t…

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Euro 2016 Hazard lies in wait for Wales

Belgium’s golden generation produced an extremely polished performance to beat Hungary 4-0 and breeze into the quarter finals of Euro 2016, where they will play Wales. Inspired by the brilliance of Eden Hazard who set-up one goal and scored another in the space of two second half minutes, Belgium delivered their most impressive display of the tournament, despite being wasteful in front of goal. After Toby Alderweireld headed Belgium ahead from Kevin De Bruyne’s free kick, the game swung from end-to-end and remained evenly poised until the 78th minute when…

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Iceland commentator and players perform amazing acts, squad selection secret revealed

When Iceland beat Austria with a late winning goal, commentator Guomundur Benediktsson went crazy. You can guess what he did when Iceland went up 2-1 against England… Den isländske kommentatorn är tillbaka. Lyssna på den hysteriska glädjen vid 2-1 till Island <3 pic.twitter.com/Qv6anSvhyv — Ehsanur Fadakarur (@ehsanfadakar) 27 juni 2016 Meanwhile, the Icelandic players performed an amazing act with their fans: #EURO2016 One for the ages. #isl#Icelandpic.twitter.com/SWzKfy0FJk — Daniele Labanti™ (@DL_corriere) 27 juni 2016 And have you ever wondered how Iceland put together their squad? Here’s the answer: How Iceland…

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The reaction by these England fans to the Iceland disaster is priceless

On Monday, England were eliminated from Euro 2016 by Iceland. The Three Lions scored the opening goal after just four minutes with a Wayne Rooney penalty kick, but conceded twice in just ten minutes to never come level again. These England fans went crazy when Rooney scored, but their reactions after that were less enjoyable. England’s 1-0: #Rooney! Incredible reaction from fans in Nice pic.twitter.com/VXrUePTtI7 — Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) 27 juni 2016 Iceland’s 1-1:  And moments later…. pic.twitter.com/shpyyNUolX — Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) 27 juni 2016 Iceland’s 2-1: Iceland take the…

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Newcastle land goalkeeper from Champions League sensation

Newcastle United are on the verge of signing goalkeeper Matz Sels from Belgian side KAA Gent, according a report by Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad. The 24-year-old is reportedly set to undergo his medical tests at the club before signing a five-year contract with the Magpies. The transfer fee Newcastle will be paying is currently unknown, but it is said Gent rate their goalkeeper at £5 million. The Belgian side surprised the football world with a stellar run in the Champions League last season. They were able to qualify for the…

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Crystal Palace stun top clubs as huge bid for striker is accepted

Crystal Palace have agreed a fee £31.6 million with Marseille for Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, according to a report by French source L’Equipe. Marseille are under pressure to balance their books and deliver on the budget that they had presented to the league’s financial watchdog the Direction Nationale du Contrôle de Gestion (DNCG). Therefore, Marseille are keen to sell the 22-year-old. Batshuayi provided 17 goals and nine assists during the past Ligue 1 season for a poor Marseille team, also sparking interest from the likes of West Ham, Tottenham, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid,…

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Liverpool facing huge competition for Serie A striker and Croatian starlet

Liverpool are primed for a big transfer summer in order to amass enough quality players to put together a strong bid for the Premier League title. Coach Jurgen Klopp has already signed Joel Matip, Marko Grujic and Loris Karius, with Sadio Mane expected to have his medical on Monday before signing a five-year contract at Anfield and joining the Reds in a £34 million deal from Southampton, according to the BBC. The Reds are not done yet and have identified AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca as a primary target upfront. Last…

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