Manchester United set to complete two signings, also interested in Ligue 1 starlet

Manchester United are closing on a couple of deals in the transfer market, according to latest reports. After a prolonged spell of speculation, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is finally set to sign for Manchester United. Sky Sports report that United manager Jose Mourinho is determined to bring the Sweden international as his first signing to Old Trafford. Ibrahimovic, who is a free agent, is set to sign a one-year contract with the Red Devils before the Euro Championship kicks off on June 10. United are also in talks with La Liga club…

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Jamie Vardy may not be the only striker arriving at Arsenal

It seems like Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning to go all-out next season. A couple of days ago, news broke out that the Gunners have triggered the release clause of Leicester City Jamie Vardy. Various reliable media outlets and personalities have, since then, hinted that Vardy’s move to Emirates Stadium is all but done. Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud, following France’s 3-0 win over Scotland last night, confirmed that the England international is set to join the North London club. The France international also spilled beans on further potential transfer…

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Championship Season Review – Reading, Rotherham, Sheff Wed, Wolves

Reading: 17th It was clear that Reading underachieved badly in 2014-15, so manager Steve Clarke quickly set about building a squad that would make a bid for the play-offs at the very least. Some high profile loan signings arrived including Chelsea starlet Lucas Piazon and Benfica’s Ola John, but it did not spark a flying start as results early on proved tough to come by. That was until the end of August, when something clicked and they were suddenly unplayable, wiping the floor with both Brentford and Ipswich Town in…

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Championship Season Review – MK Dons, Nott’m For, Preston, QPR

Milton Keynes Dons: 23rd (relegated) After knocking on the door for several seasons, MK Dons finally achieved promotion to the Championship in 2015, and having wiped the floor with many of the teams in the third tier it appeared as though they would have little trouble acclimatising to playing at the higher level. Some key players departed over the summer, but their absence was not felt initially as a resounding win at Rotherham United on opening day was not long followed by victory at home to Bolton Wanderers. However, things began…

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Championship Season Review – Hull, Ipswich, Leeds, Middlesbrough

Hull City: 4th (promoted via play-offs) Manager Steve Bruce offered to resign after failing to keep Hull in the Premier League in 2015, but the club managed to convince him to stay on. That persuasion eventually paid off as the club returned to the top-flight at the first attempt by coming out on top in the play-offs. They were in the mix all season as a strong start immediately had them among the promotion contenders. The only early blemishes came in away defeats to Charlton Athletic and fellow pace setters…

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