Leicester City to try their luck at beating top clubs for the “next Suarez”

Leicester City have been busy this summer, preparing their Premier League title defence. Now, the Foxes have joined an elite group of teams trying to lure Brazilian starlet Gabriel Barbosa to Europe. Leicester are prepared to make a bid of £25 million for the 19-year-old forward, who is currently representing Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio, and are scheduled to meet the Santos player’s representatives next week, according to a report by The Sun. Serie A champions Juventus seemed very close to signing the player known by the name…

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Arsenal and Chelsea after Real Madrid star, Middlesbrough to snap up Zidane

Real Madrid have made it clear that midfielder Isco is available this summer at the right price, putting Arsenal and Chelsea on red alert, according to Spanish newspaper AS. The report claims that Los Blancos have to sell at least one player before they can spend themselves and with coach Zinedine Zidane said to be unhappy with the 24-year-old’s lax attitude, he is open to the idea of letting the attacking midfielder leave the club. Isco is reportdely valued at around £67.8 milion by Real. Another way in which Isco could…

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Meet Leicester’s new boy Bartosz Kapustka’s stunning WAG

Earlier this week, Leicester City signed Poland winger Bartosz Kapustka in a reported £7.5 million deal. The 19-year-old signed a five-year deal with the English champions, according to the BBC. The Poland international doesn’t only bring his football skills to Leicester, Kapustka also has a stunning WAG to show to English football – Klaudia Adamczyk. Enjoy! @sugarfree ❣ Een foto die is geplaatst door Klaudia Adamczyk (@maly_gamon) op 10 Jul 2016 om 7:39 PDT 💪🏻😼 Een foto die is geplaatst door Klaudia Adamczyk (@maly_gamon) op 3 Jul 2016 om 10:50 PDT @cardiobunny 😘…

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Who are Manchester City’s Champions League opponents?

Manchester City have been drawn to play Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League play-off round, as they aim to qualify for the group stages of Europe’s elite club competition for a sixth successive season. The first game of the two legged tie is due to take place in Bucharest at the Stadionul Steaua, which is Romania’s national stadium. Pep seeks Champions League success with City Whilst City reached the semi-finals of the Champions League last season under Manuel Pellegrini, before they were beaten 1-0 on aggregate by Real Madrid, their…

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Arsenal and Spurs strikers on target at the Olympics

The first round of group stage matches of the Men’s Olympics Football tournament have now been completed, with the eight games played producing 31 goals. Three of those goals were scored by attackers who play for the North London rivals, Arsenal and Tottenham, whilst another three other English Premier League based players featured in the competition’s opening set of fixtures. Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry scored for Germany in their 2-2 draw against Mexico after coming on as a first half substitute, whilst the 21-year-old’s club mate Takumo Asano found the…

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Exciting times lie ahead for Leicester City

The desire to keep improving is one which permeates any great team, as rather than be content with past accomplishments, they strive to build upon those and secure further success. Ranieri readying Leicester for the new season At present that is the aim of Leicester City, who are currently preparing to defend their Premier League title, which they won last season to create the biggest surprise in the history of England’s top flight. That achievement was masterminded by manager Claudio Ranieri, who is working meticulously to try to ensure a…

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Jose Mourinho and Manchester United accused of bullying and disrespect

Jose Mourinho can’t seem to get rid of controversies. The Manchester United manager has now been accused of bullying for his treatment of midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger. The latest reports have suggested that Mourinho wants to get rid of the German international and has forced him out of first-team activities. The 32-year-old has also been forced to train with the reserves by the Portuguese. The world football players’ union FIFpro has now come out and accused of the United manager of bullying the United player. FIFpro’s Raymond Baard even suggested that, in a…

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Promising Championship season kicks-off

Two Champions League-winning managers plying their trades in the second tier of any football league is unprecedented. However, this will be the reality for the Championship this season as Newcastle United and Aston Villa will be managed by Rafa Benitez and Roberto Di Matteo respectively. Everyone football fan is buzzed about the competitiveness of the Premier League, but the Championship promises to be equally competitive and boosts some big names in football management this season. Leeds United have appointed former Swansea City manager Gary Monk as their new manager while Reading have…

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Chelsea and Arsenal compete for defensive target

Chelsea and Arsenal are both interested in Valencia centre-back Shkodran Mustafi. Reliable BBC football journalist David Ornstein has reportedly claimed that both London clubs are keeping tabs on the German international. #AFC interested in signing Valencia defender Mustafi. No bid yet + others inc #CFC keen. Also want a striker but not pursuing Mahrez/Draxler — David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 4, 2016 The Gunners are in the market for a centre-back following a long-term injury to Per Mertesacker. Meanwhile, the Blues have shifted attention to Mustafi after failing to sign Kalidou Koulibaly…

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Chelsea and Liverpool pushing to sign Brazilian starlets

Both Chelsea and Liverpool are trying to lure in a Brazilian starlet, after Manchester City were able to secure the services of Gabriel Jesus earlier this week. Antonio Conte is preparing a £15 million move for Santos midfielder Thiago Maia, pending the player’s performances at this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to Yahoo Sports Brazil. The 19-year-old midfielder has a contract until 2019 but is willing to move to Europe. Unlike most Brazilian youngsters, Maia’s ownership rights are pretty straightforward, with Santos owning 100 per cent of the player’s…

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Everton plan to go John Stones-style on Romelu Lukaku

Everton are prepared to take a John Stones-style stance on Chelsea’s interest in Romelu Lukaku, with boss Ronaldo Koeman prepared to turn down all bids for the Belgian striker, according to a report by the Daily Mail. On Monday, reports said the Toffees were confident that the Belgium international would start the new Premier League season at Goodison Park, which starts with an home encounter against Tottenham on August 13, unless their £75 million valuation was met. However, the Times later claimed Chelsea believe they can re-sign their former player for less and…

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Twitter can’t believe former Everton coach is the new Belgium manager

In a shocking move, former Everton manager Roberto Martinez was appointed as the manager of the Belgium national team. The Spanish manager, who was sacked by Everton last season, was recently linked with the Hull City, but his appointment at the helm of Belgium national team has shocked everyone. Martinez will succeed Marc Wilmots, who was sacked following this summer’s Euro 2016. Twitter was definitely shocked to hear the news: Who saw that coming? Roberto Martinez has been appointed the new head coach of Belgium.https://t.co/rbfYkjpnyO pic.twitter.com/xYz3QhCvW0 — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August…

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Everton make an ambitious approach for Arsenal target

Everton have made a shock approach for Wolfsburg winger Julian Draxler, according to the Independent. The 22-year-old, this week, expressed his desire to leave his club in an interview with German publication Bild. The German media outlet also claimed that Arsenal and Juventus are interested in the player, but that he prefers a move to the North London club. However, the Bundesliga club later issued a statement and made it clear, in stern words, that the German international won’t be leaving the club this summer. It appears that the statement hasn’t discouraged…

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Arsenal star set to join Serie A side

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to join AS Roma on yet another loan deal, according to Italian football journalist Gianluca di Marzio. The report claims that an agreement has already been reached between the two clubs. The 26-year-old, who also spent last season on loan with the Giallorossi and helped them to a third place in Serie A, is expected to arrive in the Italy capital on Thursday morning. The Poland international is expected to undergo a medical the same day before signing a new contract. The report also mentions that the…

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Sunderland and Lazio compete for Manchester United player

Sunderland are facing competition from Serie A side Lazio in pursuit of Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj, according to a report by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via talkSPORT). The report claims that Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi has identified Januzaj as a potential replacement of outgoing winger Antonio Candreva. Black Cats manager David Moyes, who handed Januzaj his first-team debut, has already admitted his interest in signing the 21-year-old this summer. The Belgian, who showed enormous potential under Moyes at Old Trafford, has failed to impress since Moyes’ departure from the…

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Manchester City close deal for the “new Neymar”

Manchester City are on the brink of completing the signing of 19-year-old Brazilian starlet Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras, according to the BBC. The news was confirmed by reports in Brazil: BREAKING NEWS: Manchester City have reached an ABSOLUTE agreement with Palmeiras over Gabriel Jesus transfer. Official in a few moments. — Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStats2) 3 augustus 2016 One last information, fully confirmed: Despite the deal being £27M, Palmeiras will get more from Gabriel Jesus than Santos got from Neymar. — Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStats2) 3 augustus 2016 The winger is expected to…

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Arsenal linked to another surprise defender as top targets seem unreachable

Arsenal are in the transfer market for a central defender following a long-term injury to Per Mertesacker and have been linked with a number of replacements. The Gunners reportedly had been offered the chance to seal a £37 million transfer of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, ahead of Chelsea and Everton. However, the Serie A giants have not been keen to selling the Senegalese international and the same proved to be true for AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas. Meanwhile, Arsenal have had their first bid of £15 million for centre-back Shkodran Mustafi rejected by Valencia,…

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Paul Pogba “confirms” Juventus stay, Manchester United fans go crazy

Paul Pogba is still dominating all the media headlines with a record move from Juventus to Manchester United on the verge of being completed. However, now it seems the midfielder has confirmed his Juve stay. According to multiple reports last week, United will offer Juventus £100 million for the services of the France international. The Premier League giants are also preparing a massive wage offer, which would translate to a staggering £11.1 million per season for a five-year contract. That would essentially be trebling his current salary in Turin. Meanwhile, Real Madrid dropped out of…

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Southampton have the potential to replicate top six finish

Whilst Leicester City winning the Premier League undoubtedly represented the major success story in English football last season, another wonderful achievement was that of Southampton securing the club best ever Premier League finish. Saints strengthen an already strong squad By ending the season in sixth place, after amassing a club record 63 points, the Saints qualified for the group stages of this season’s Europa League. As such handling the demands of competing in both domestic and European competition represents a tough challenge for Southampton but one they are nevertheless capable…

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Arsenal agree personal terms with striker, Germany international wants to join

Arsenal have agreed on personal terms with Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to French outlet Le 10 Sport (via Daily Star). The Gunners have already seen one bid of £29 million rejected for the French striker, but various sources have backed the North London club to go back for the 25-year-old with an improved bid. The Ligue 1 club have on multiple occasions insisted that their player is not for sale this summer, but that latest report by Le 10 Sport thus makes a bold claim that the player has…

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Bayern could sign Manchester United outcast

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Bayer Munich have expressed willingness to bring back Bastian Schweinsteiger from Manchester United. The German international, who signed for United last summer, has been asked to train with the reserves squad by Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho and has been told that he has no future at the club. The 32-year-old won eight Bundesliga titles and one Champions League title during his time with Bayern. However, his debut season at United was ravaged by injuries, and he made only 18 league appearances for the Red Devils. He still has two…

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Real Madrid to sign Newcastle player, former Arsenal target to depart to France

Real Madrid are ready to loan out players to Newcastle United in exchange for Moussa Sissoko, according to the Guardian. Los Blancos are keen on signing the France international, who is valued at £35 million by the Magpies, this summer. Real, who have turned attention to Sissoko after missing out on his compatriot Paul Pogba, are prepared to send youngsters Mariano Diaz and Marcos Llorente on season-long loans in the opposite direction. The Magpies, currently managed by former Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez, have already signed Mo Diame, who could…

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Chelsea to make massive but final bid for Everton striker

The Paul Pogba transfer has had many chapters, but so does the one of Romelu Lukaku. Now, reports have revealed that Chelsea are going to make a final offer for the Everton striker. On Monday, reports said the Toffees were confident that the Belgium international would start the new Premier League season at Goodison Park, which starts with an home encounter against Tottenham on August 13, unless their £75 million valuation was met. But today, the Times claims Chelsea believe they can re-sign their former player for less and have warned Everton that, if…

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The 25 most expensive summer transfers so far

The summer transfer market is just passed halfway, as it started on July 1 and ends on August 31. Time to list the 25 most expensive signings so far! 1. Gonzalo Higuain: from Napoli to Juventus – £76.5 million 2. Hulk: from Zenit to Shanghai SIPG – £47.4m 3. Leroy Sane: from Schalke 04 to Man City – £42.5m 4. Granit Xhaka: from Borussia Mönchengladbach to Arsenal – £38.3m 5. Henrikh Mkhitaryan: from Borussia Dortmund to Man United – £35.7m 6. Sadio Mane: from Southampton to Liverpool – £35m 7.…

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From Crawley to Santa Fe: Chelsea players out on loan all over the world

One of the most famous player loan policy’s operated by any club in world football, is that of Chelsea. Over the years, the club have been notorious for having a substantial number of players out on loan at any one time. For instance during the course of last summer – 2015 – Chelsea sentt an unprecedented club high of 33 players out on loan, including big money signings such as Juan Cuadrado, Victor Moses and Mohamed Salah. Subsequently a policy of prolifically loaning out players is one which Chelsea are set…

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