Bayern make double signing and star winger renews contract

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have secured the signatures of Hoffenheim duo Niklas Sule and Sebastian Rudy, according to the latest update on the official club website. The German internationals may have signed contracts but will continue to play for Hoffenheim before making the switch to Munich in the summer. Rudy, the 26-year-old Hoffenheim captain, was snagged on a free transfer and is expected to serve as a cover for Xabi Alonso in the defensive midfield position. Sule, 21, was signed for a sum reportedly in the range of €20M on a five-year…

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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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Kolo Toure hailed on Twitter for his interview following his stinker in Champions League

It appears that age is slowly catching up with Celtic centre-back Kolo Toure. The 35-year-old, who has played for the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool in his long and illustrious career, was at fault for both goals in the Hoops’ 2-0 Champions League defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach tonight. However, despite his poor performance in the game, the Ivorian won the hearts of everyone by giving an alarmingly honest interview following the game. The Ivorian admitted that he made mistakes in the game like a 16-year-old in the game…

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Arsenal target set to leave his club next summer

Arsenal and Juventus target Julian Draxler will definitely leave his current club Wolfsburg, his agent has confirmed. The German international expressed his desire to leave Wolfsburg last summer, but he was forced to stay with his current club by the club board. Arsenal and Juventus were both linked with the 23-year-old during the summer. Paris Saint-Germain and Everton are other clubs who were also linked with interest in the player. Draxler’s agent Fabio Parisi has now revealed that Juventus were indeed interested in his client and even spoke to him…

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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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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 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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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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Twitter brings up Anthony Martial when debating German starlet’s transfer to Manchester City

Manchester City have completed the signing of Germany midfielder Leroy Sane from Schalke 04 for a fee of £37 million plus add-ons, according to the club’s website. Leroy Sane’s official #mcfc player page ⚽️ https://t.co/FYtq89UTdI #WelcomeLeroy pic.twitter.com/358VZzc6yF — Manchester City (@ManCity) 2 augustus 2016 The 20-year-old signed a five-year contract after scoring eight goals in 33 Bundesliga appearances last season.  “He is a special talent and an exciting player that I think our supporters will enjoy watching,” City manager Pep Guardiola said. “I think he can make me a more complete player,”…

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Granit Xhaka ideally suited to Arsenal

The one major piece of business that Arsenal have completed in the transfer market this summer has been the £34m signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach. Wenger impressed by Xhaka The 23-year-old holding midfielder made his debut for the Gunners as he came off the bench to play the second half of their recent 2-1 pre-season friendly win over the MLS All-Stars. There was much to admire in terms of the manner in which Xhaka immediately stamped his authority on the game, as he seamlessly settled into Arsenal’s midfield…

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Chelsea defender departs, Blues interested in Eredivisie full-back

Chelsea full-back Baba Rahman has joined Bundesliga club Schalke 04 on a loan deal. The Ghanaian international joined the Blues in a £14 million deal from Augsburg last summer, but his performances in his debut season were deemed not good enough by the club fans. Over the week, news broke out that Schalke are interested in signing the 22-year-old, and on Sunday they announced the arrival of the defender on a season-long loan deal. Rahman reportedly passed his medical in Germany ahead of putting pen-to-paper on his deal. He managed 23 appearances…

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Manchester City youngsters impress against Dortmund

Given Manchester City’s vast financial resources, the club are in the privileged position of being able to buy some of the best players in the world for large amounts of money. Ultimately as a result of that it has been notoriously difficult for young players to break into Manchester City’s first team set-up during recent years. Nevertheless that situation may now change, as Pep Guardiola appears intent on endeavouring to integrate some of the club’s most promising youngsters into his senior squad, just as he did for City’s penalty shoot-out…

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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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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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Manchester City keen on Premier League winner

Riyad Mahrez’s future at Leicester City has been a subject of speculation this last week. The Guardian reported that the Algerian international has refused to sign a contract extension with the Foxes and wants to leave the club this summer. The talented winger has been linked with a lot of major clubs since his following his exploits for the Foxes season. France Football are now reporting that Pep Guardiola-led Manchester City have identified Mahrez as one of their possible summer recruits. The report went on to claim that City are likely to…

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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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Dortmund interested in signing Premier League duo

Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing both Moussa Sissoko and Xherdan Shaqiri from Newcastle United and Stoke City respectively. Sissoko’s future destination unknown After performing brilliantly during the knock-out stages of the European Championship’s for France, Sissoko is believed to be a transfer target for both Juventus and Manchester United, as recently reported on Le 10 Sport. There is understood to be a direct correlation between the two team’s interests in Sissoko, in the sense that they are both connected to Paul Pogba’s potential transfer from Juventus to Manchester United.…

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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 primed to lose out on Bayern star, Spurs need high bid to land Newcastle midfielder

Borussia Dortmund have agreed a five-year deal with Wolfsburg midfielder Andre Schurrle and are stepping up their interest in Tottenham target Mario Gotze over a return to the club, according to a report by German outlet Kicker (via SB Nation). The Germany international, who played at Euro 2016 for his country, left Dortmund three seasons ago for big rivals Bayern Munich in a £30.8 million deal. However, his time with the Bundesliga champions has been riddled with injury and a lack of playing time, making him a prime transfer target this…

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Manchester City agree personal terms with Bundesliga starlet

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign German forward Leroy Sane from Schalke 04, according to a report by German outlet Bild. The Citizens will put between £42 million and £50 million on the table for the 20-year-old, who has agreed a four-year deal to join Pep Guardiola at the Emirates. Sane has been on City’s wishlist for a long time and back in January, it was claimed that the Citizens were ready to make a £46 million bid for the talented winger. Such a fee would make Sane the most expensive German football…

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Five outstanding young European goalkeepers set to star during the upcoming season

The development of a goalkeeper is similar to that of a fine wine, in that they often improve in quality with age. Nevertheless at the moment there are some outstanding young European goalkeepers who in previous seasons have defied their tender years to amass a considerable number of first team games and are destined to build upon that during the 2016-17 European club season. Whilst it is altogether possible to profile tens of young goalkeepers to whom that claim applies, this article will focus upon five who have become widely…

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Liverpool fans can’t believe the latest transfer rumour

According to the latest reports, like this one from Sky Sports, veteran goalkeeper Alex Manninger is training with Liverpool with a view to earning a contract with the club. Most Premier League fans would remember the Austrian for his time with Arsenal at the turn of the century. He acted as a backup goalkeeper to Gunners legend David Seaman during his five years with the club. He made an important contribution to the Gunners 1998 title, keeping six clean sheets in a row and special dispensation was granted so he could be…

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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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Liverpool accept high bid for winger, ready to move for two midfielders

With the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City making big moves, Liverpool can’t stay behind and have been looking for reinforcements themselves. Manager Jurgen Klopp is hoping to be reunited with Jakub Blaszczykowski, who was one of the German’s star performers at Borussia Dortmund, according to report by Bild. The 30-year-old Poland international, who played for his country at Euro 2016 and scored two goals, is available for around £4.9 million after spending last season on loan at Fiorentina. He’s under contract until 2018. In addition, Liverpool have made a £12.8 million…

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