Real Madrid, Liverpool, Newcastle, Burnley? Which European club had the most net profit?

UEFA’s club licensing benchmarking report for 2015 states that Liverpool FC recorded the highest Net-Profit for the financial year of 2015. HIGHEST NET PROFIT Liverpool recorded a Net-Profit of 75 million euros (£65.5 million) in a financial year that saw the Reds parting ways with their star striker Luis ‘El Pistolero’ Suarez for Barcelona making a sum of £75 million in the lucrative deal. Surprisingly enough, Newcastle United came in second with a net profit of 43 million euros, ahead of third placed Spanish giants and 11 times European Champions…

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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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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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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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Manchester United forced to pay huge amount to get rid of midfielder

Bastian Schweinsteiger arrived at Old Trafford from Bayern Munich amid much fanfare last summer. Former United manager Louis Van Gaal, who had previously worked with the German at Bayern, secured the signing of the midfielder for £6.5 million, and many United fans thought that they have got the better part of the deal. A hugely experienced and talented midfielder, who had won almost all the major honours for his club and country, for such a measly amount! What was not to like? However, the German international’s move to the Premier…

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Manchester City set to seal record move for defender, showing interest in German star

Manchester City and Everton are close to agreeing a deal which will see John Stones become the most expensive defender in the world, according to a report by talkSPORT. At the moment, David Luiz is the holder of the record, having left Chelsea for Paris Saint-German in a massive £50 deal million in 2014. However, the Citizens are prepared to break the Ligue 1 champions’ record to secure Stones’ signature, with the fee for the 22-year-old expected to be around £53 million. Chelsea and Manchester United were also linked with a…

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Tottenham and Southampton to finalise transfers

Dutch international Vincent Janssen is one the most sought-after young strikers in European football at the moment. The AZ Alkmaar star has already attracted interested from a number of clubs with his recent performances for his club and country. Tottenham are one of the clubs interested in the 22-year-old and already had their bid of £15 million turned down for the player, who scored 27 goals for Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie last season. However, it now seems like the North London club will finally get their target. French publication L’Equipe (via…

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Jerome Boateng trolled by Twitter for his handball against Italy

Ever-so reliable Germany centre-back Jerome Boateng had an unforgettable moment in the penalty shootout win over Italy in the Euro 2016 quarter-final last night. The Germans were leading the game 1-0 in the second half when the Bayern Munich defender mindlessly handled the ball in his box. Italy scored from the resulting penalty to make the score 1-1. The game was eventually decided on penalties after both teams failed to add another goal in the normal plus extra time. Fortunately for the 27-year-old, Germany prevailed in the penalties. However, the Twitter…

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Chelsea star is a target of major European clubs

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta is one of the most talented full-backs in world football at present. The 26-year-old has been ever-present in Chelsea’s team since his move to the Premier League from Ligue 1 club Olympique Marseille in 2012. It is understandable that a lot of clubs would be interested in signing the Spain international if he becomes available in the transfer market. According to Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are some of the clubs that are monitoring Azpilicueta’s situation in the transfer market. Balague said that…

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Arsenal duo feature among 10 most stylish footballers at Euros

The entire football world is currently by the ongoing Euro Cup in France at the moment. The best footballing talent from Europe is on display for the football die-hards, but the following list has nothing to do with the footballing talents of players participating in the tournament. Famous fashion magazine Vogue has recently released their list of top 10 stylish footballers playing at Euro 2016 in France. Serie A champions Juventus have two players on the list, while no other team has more than one. When it comes to the Premier League, Arsenal and Liverpool each…

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Arsenal leading the race for German star, forward turns down Liverpool interest

Arsenal are leading the race to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze, according to reports in Spain. Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo claims that Bayern want to get rid of the 24-year-old, despite his willingness to fight for his place in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad and the Gunners have emerged as frontrunners in his pursuit. Gotze’s former club Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool have also been linked with the player strongly. Meanwhile, Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has turned down interests from Liverpool and Manchester City to stay at the Emirates Stadium. Football Insider,…

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Conflicting reports on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s move to Manchester United

Various media outlets have claimed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s move to Manchester United is all but done. If these reports are to be believed, the Sweden international will join the Manchester club following the ongoing Euro Cup. However, German publication Bild has made a bold claim that Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have held secret talks with the 34-year-old. Ibrahimovic has previously worked with Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti at Paris Saint-Germain and playing for one of the biggest European clubs could prove to be a huge temptation for the striker. It will…

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Jurgen Klopp failed to convince top summer target to move to Anfield

Liverpool have continuously been linked with Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze since Jurgen Klopp has taken charge at Anfield. The German international was long linked with an exit from the Allianz Arena, and the Reds were one of the clubs interested in his service. However, the 23-year-old has recently stated his desire to impress Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti and now it seems likely that he will stay put at his current club beyond summer. German publication SportBild has claimed that Klopp recently met Gotze, but the player told his former manager…

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Manchester United have one of the highest brand values in European football

According to brand analytics group Brandtix (via Sky Sports), Manchester United have one of the highest brand values in European football and the biggest one in the Premier League. Brandtix reviews the performances of professional athletes and teams both on and off the pitch in order to discover their true brand values. As well as official player and team accounts, the Brandtix platform also monitors relevant fan channels, the official pages of associated brands and any interaction between players/teams and their fans. Despite missing the Champions League this season, United…

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Only one Premier League club makes top 10 most prolific teams of the 2015/2016 season

The 2015/2016 football season in the five biggest European competitions (England, Italy, Spain, Germany and France) has been officially over since Manchester United beat Bournemouth 3-1 on Tuesday. Time to take at look at two very interesting statistics using Goal’s Huawei Team Ranking: the amount of goals per game by the 98 clubs in Europe’s Big Five and the average conversion rate those clubs finished their chances. Goals per game: 1. FC Barcelona – 2.95 2. Real Madrid – 2.89 3. Paris Saint-Germain 2.68 4. Borussia Dortmund – 2.41 5.…

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Former manager helping Chelsea get star forward, Liverpool ready to fight

Carlo Ancelotti has cleared a path for Mario Gotze to move to former club Chelsea, with the soon-to-be Bayern Munich boss willing to let the German midfielder join the Blues in the summer, according to The Sun. The report states that Gotze has been told that he has no future at the Bundesliga champions and that Chelsea can have him for £35 million. The Blues have already held talks with the 23-year-old’s representatives and are willing to meet the demands of Bayern. However, Chelsea are not the only ones chasing the…

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Six Premier League teams make top 10 most valuable football teams, West Ham are biggest risers

Forbes has released its annual The Business of Soccer study for the 2014/2015 season, ranking the most valuable football teams in the world. Six Premier League teams make the top ten, with Manchester United being the league’s most valuable club. The Red Devils are worth £2.62 billion and only trail La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, who are worth £2.89bn and £2.81bn respectively. Arsenal are down in fifth place behind Bayern Munich, being valued at £2.12bn. The Gunners lead sixth-placed Manchester City, who are worth £1.52bn. Chelsea and Liverpool are ranked…

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What really happened to Manchester United’s transfer for Renato Sanches?

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich shocked everyone in the football world by announcing the transfer of Renato Sanches from Benfica. The 18-year-old was first linked with a move to Manchester United in the January transfer window, and a deal was reportedly already in place between all the parties ahead of a summer move. So what really happened behind the scenes that scuppered Sanches’ move to Old Trafford? Did Bayern gazump United’s move for the player or the Red Devils pulled their hands from the deal? According to reliable Italian journalist Gianluca…

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Uncomfortable Arsenal star wanted by Juventus

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According to multiple reports, Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has grown disgruntled at the North London club and could seek a summer move. The Chilean star was recently linked with a move to Bayern Munich, and now multiple sources have reported that Serie A giants Juventus are also interested in the 27-year-old. Sanchez is said to be uncomfortable at the North London club due to the lack of ambition shown by the club since his arrival. He reportedly stormed off the Emirates Stadium after he was substituted during the 1-0 win over…

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Disappointed Manchester United fans react to Renato Sanches’ Bayern deal [Tweets]

On Tuesday, Bayern Munich completed the transfer of 18-year-old Portugal international and big Manchester United target Renato Sanches from Benfica for £27.6 million plus performance related bonus. Not surprisingly, United fans took it out on Twitter to vent their disappointment: Take note, Man Utd, that’s how you conduct transfer business. Mats Hummels and Renato Sanches sign for Bayern Munich on the same day. Ooft! — Liam Canning (@OffsideLiam) May 10, 2016 “No Renato Sanches,Ed.What do we do?” “Same as we do every night. Sign a player nothing like him for twice as…

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Bayern Munich announce transfer of big Manchester United target

Bayern Munich have completed the transfer of 18-year-old Portugal international Renato Sanches, as Benfica have agreed terms bringing the midfielder to the Bundesliga for the start of the 2016/17 season. Sanches rates as one of the most talented young players in European football after making his senior debut for Benfica this season. He has made 23 senior league appearances for his club this season. The player completed the obligatory pre-transfer medical in Munich on Monday before signing a five-year contract binding him to the German champions until 2021. “Renato is dynamic,…

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Premier League flop striker makes list of Europe’s best super-subs

Christian Benteke has been one of the biggest disappointments of the season, as the Belgian was unable to live up to the big expectations at Liverpool after a £32.5 million transfer from Aston Villa in the summer. The Belgium international has scored only eight Premier League goals, after falling out of favour with coach Jurgen Klopp, who replaced Brendan Rodgers at the start of October. Benteke is primed to leave Anfield during the 2016 summer transfer window, with a number of teams interested in his services, like Leicester City, West Ham,…

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Manchester City starlet enters top 10 most lethal strikers in Europe

Manchester City got eliminated from the Champions League on Wednesday, as the Citizens lost 1-0 at the hands of Real Madrid in their return encounter in the semi-finals at the Santiago Bernabeu. It’s been an up and down season for City, as they lacked the necessary consistency to contend for the Premier League title, despite reaching all-time heights on Europe’s biggest stage. Still, with Pep Guardiola coming in as their new manager and an exciting core of talented players already in place, there’s no need for City fans to doubt…

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Manchester United and Arsenal have been world class in this important statistic

Both Manchester United and Arsenal have come up short this season, being unable to contend for the Premier League crown as Leicester City are ready to surprisingly win it. The Red Devils are ranked fifth in the current standings, in danger of missing the Champions League as those places are reserved for the first four. Meanwhile, the Gunners missed out on the title after a poor stretch of games in during January and February. However, both clubs have been world class in regard to one specific statistic: goals conceded at…

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Arsenal to fight for Bundesliga defender, facing interest for star midfielder

Once again, Arsenal have come up short in their first title bid since the 2003/2004 season and have been linked with numerous transfer targets. The Gunners are said to be preparing a bid for Bayern Munich centre-back Mehdi Benatia during the upcoming summer transfer window. According to a report by The Daily Star, the Moroccan international is about to leave the Bundesliga giants as Borussia Dortmund’s star defender Mats Hummels recently stated he’s leaving the club to join Bayern. The 29-year-old is a long-term target of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, but…

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