Manchester City move for Brazilian starlet to be hijacked by Manchester United

Manchester City have been in the hunt for Brazilian starlet Gabriel Jesus, who’s been dubbed the new Neymar, and is considered one of the two biggest Selecao talents along with Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa, who’s been heavily linked with a transfer to Juventus. Guardiola and City are ready to pay £26.7 million for Jesus, said Brazilan newspaper UOL (via freelance journalist Zizouology) recently, with authorized agent Giovanni Branchini handling the negotiations with Palmeiras. The Premier League giants’ bid is less than the 19-year-old forward’s £33.4 million release clause, but higher than the £20 million…

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Borussia Dortmund dominate Manchester United, Twitter laughs but is in awe of wonder goal

On Friday, Manchester United played their second game of the preseason against Borussia Dortmund. The Bundesliga giants dominated the game and won 4-1 with goals from Gonzalo Castro (2), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Ousmane Dembele. Meanwhile, Henrikh Mkhitaryan hit the net for the Red Devils against his former club. Not surprisingly, some people on Twitter laughed with United’s big defeat: Louis Van Gaal watching #MUNBVB pic.twitter.com/r5Kc6iSw1D — Matt ™ (@Chelfucius) 22 juli 2016 Take his advice… maybe ? #Mourinho #ManUtd #MUFCBVB #MUNBVB #Preseason #LvG pic.twitter.com/r9QhaQFIZx — Der Fußball Teufel ⚽ (@lukereddevil7)…

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Twitter reacts to Sam Allardyce’s appointment as new England manager

England has a new manager: Sam Allardyce. The 61-year-old leaves Sunderland and signed an initial two-year contract with a view to potentially extending that deal until 2020. The Black cats will receive a £3m compensation from the Football Association. It’s official. We are delighted to announce that Sam Allardyce is the new manager of the #ThreeLions! pic.twitter.com/7L3y9S62TP — England (@England) 22 juli 2016 The appointment of Allardyce didn’t go unnoticed on Twitter: Now that allardyce is England manager. Does that mean Kevin Nolan will finally get that well deserved 2nd cap? #lovers4lyfe…

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois shows class in penalty shootout

Thibaut Courtois is eager to show Antonio Conte and Chelsea fans he’s better than the goalkeeper that endured a very rocky Premier League season. The Belgium international performed well at Euro 2016 and showed his penalty-stopping skills in a one-on-one game with Chicago Bulls basketball player Nikola Mirotic. Aquí tenéis el resultado del reto… gracias @thibautcourtois por el buen rato y a la @SeFutbol por sus campos! pic.twitter.com/zwe4bBYC5R — Nikola Mirotic (@threekola) 19 juli 2016

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Team-mates make fun of Wayne ‘Panna’ Rooney

Sometimes, it’s not easy to be Wayne Rooney. The Manchester United captain was abused on training by both Memphis Depay and Daley Blind, who were able to ‘panna’ Rooney by playing the ball between his legs twice… Toch maar die beentjes beginnen dichthouden, @WayneRooney… ☝https://t.co/Nw9MqigawC — Play Sports (@playsports) 21 juli 2016

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When a little Manchester City superfan meets Pep Guardiola…

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola is not just a football manager, he’s a celebrity. When Braydon Bent, a young City fan, got into the club’s cab, he was surprised by the presence of the new Manchester City boss. “Is it really him,” he asked the driver. But soon thereafter, the kid was speaking to Guardiola like he was one of his best friends…

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Paul Pogba’s agent slams transfer rumours once again

For months, Paul Pogba has been linked with a transfer to back to Manchester United. The Juventus player once left Old Trafford on a free transfer, but United have been rumoured to put huge cash on the table to lure the France international back to England. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football-Italia), they did just that on Monday. The Red Devils will invest a total of £151 million for Pogba, including a £100 million transfer. However, Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent, categorically denied all these claims in an interview with Goal on Tuesday. “All of what…

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Manchester United announce squad numbers and have a little suprise

On Thursday, Manchester United announced their squad numbers for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. It’s always interesting to see which numbers the new signings get. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will wear the number 9, with Anthony Martials switching to 11 and Adnan Januzaj to 15. Henrikh Mkhitaryan gets number 22 and Eric Bailly number 3. Check out the full list here: #MUFC‘s provisional squad numbers for 2016/17: pic.twitter.com/dlwFy62Iaq — Manchester United (@ManUtd) 21 juli 2016 No player is wearing number 13 but that’s no exception. The big surprise was the number 6, which…

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Arsenal targeting a quartet of new signings

Arsene Wenger is currently undertaking an intensify effort to strengthen his Arsenal squad ahead of the new season, as the club are being heavily linked with moves for a quartet of new players, according to the Independent. Wenger interested in defensive duo High on the French manager’s list of priorities this summer is to bolster his defensive options, which he is understood to be interested in doing by signing Manchester City’s Jason Denayer and Matthias Ginter of Borussia Dortmund. In order to sign the defensive duo, Wenger’s is willing to…

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Wijnaldum set to strengthen Liverpool’s attacking options

Liverpool have continued their summer spending spree by signing Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle for £25m, in a move which further strengthens the club’s attacking options. Wijnaldum’s debut Premier League season During his first season in the Premier League with Newcastle, whom he joined from PSV Eindhoven for a reported £14.5m last July, Wijnaldum scored 11 goals, including one on his debut against Southampton and four in a 6-2 win over Norwich in mid-October. Whilst initially Wijnaldum played on the left wing for Newcastle, midway through last season he was redeployed…

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Chelsea linked with two world-class strikers

Chelsea have been linked with two top strikers in the space of last 48 hours. The Blues, who have already bought Michy Batshuayi from Marseille this summer, are reportedly looking to procure another striker before next season. Italian football journalist Gianluca di Marzio has claimed that the West London club have made a bid of £50 million for their former player – Everton striker Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker has earlier hinted that he could quit the Merseysiders this summer. Along with Chelsea, Lukaku has also attracted attention from the likes…

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Arsenal announced their new signing in an epic manner

Arsenal today announced their third signing of the summer transfer window. The Gunners reportedly completed the signing of Bolton Wanderers defender Rob Holding earlier this week, and it was considered only a matter of time before they made their acquisition public. The North London now announced that they have signed the 20-year-old, and the manner they did it in was unprecedented. The Arsenal fans must be aware of the change in the direction club’s official Twitter has taken of late. Arsenal social media team nowadays never leave an opportunity to amuse their…

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