How are Premier League clubs looking ahead of Champions League knockouts?

The Champions League is moving into the knockout phase of the competition. There are plenty of mouthwatering fixtures coming up in the Round of 16. After Tottenham were eliminated in the group stages, the onus is on Arsenal, Manchester City and Leicester to represent English football. Leicester have had an unforgettable few years in the Premier League. After scraping out of the relegation zone in 2015, they went on to famously win the Premier League the following season. Whilst their 2016/17 Premier League campaign has been somewhat of a disappointment,…

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Transfer Roundup January 26- Chelsea chasing Celtic goalie, Xavi signs extension and more

With just five days left in the Winter Transfer Window 2017, let us take a look at the biggest transfer happenings across the footballing fraternity: CELTIC REJECT CHELSEA’S BID FOR GOALKEEPER GORDON Celtic have rejected a bid from Chelsea for goalkeeper Craig Gordon as per Sky Sports. Chelsea are looking to offload second choice keeper Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth and are keen to sign a replacement before his departure. Espanyol’s Diego Lopez and Fernando Muslera of Galatasaray are also being monitored by the London club. XAVI HERNANDEZ SIGN AN EXTENSION WITH AL-SADD…

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Manchester United move ahead of Barca and Madrid to top the Deloitte’s Football Money League

Manchester United might be sitting on a lowly 6th position in the English Premier League but find themselves sitting pretty at the top of the Deloitte’s Money Football League (2015-2016) for the first time since 2003-2004. The Deloitte Football Money League measures clubs’ earnings from matchday revenue, broadcast rights and commercial sources, and ranks them on that basis. Champions League holders Real Madrid were top of this table for last 11 years but slipped to the third position behind United and arch-rivals Barcelona despite crossing the €600-million barrier for the first time.…

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Neymar most valuable player in the world, Arsenal and Man Utd star also figure

Neymar Jr is the most valuable player in the world, according to the CIES Football Observatory. Presented in issue 172 of the Weekly Post, a comprehensive list of the most valuable players in Europe’s top five leagues was calculated using the CIES Football Observatory’s secret algorithm. This algorithm is said to consider variables such as player age and contract duration, performance data like goals and assists, and more abstract quantities such as the business models of the player’s current club and that of potential buyers. According to the list, Barcelona…

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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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Barcelona look to kick-start title challenge in El Clasico

Barcelona take on Real Madrid on Saturday in the first El Clásico of the season, and 173rd in the league. It is the 232nd in all competitions. The Catalans will have to make the most of their home advantage if they are to close the gap on their visitors, who top La Liga. Real sit six ahead of Barcelona going into the match, but anything goes when these two sides go head to head – Click here to watch El Clasico live streaming online and enjoy Barcelona vs Real Madrid…

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Atletico Madrid dominate annual La Liga awards

Atletico Madrid dominated the annual LaLiga awards last night. The awards were presented at the LaLiga 2015/16 Gala. The who’s who of the Spanish football was present at the awards ceremony in Valencia on Monday. Most of the major categories were picked up by Atletico while Barcelona and Real Madrid also got their hands on some categories. Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio, who spent last season on loan at Espanyol, won the Best Newcomer of the Year award. Marco Asensio is the ‘Best Newcomer in LaLiga Santander 2015/16’! https://t.co/jb5Up9DZRq#PremiosLaLiga pic.twitter.com/79F7O925fE…

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Has Patrice Evra ended his feud with Luis Suarez?

The feud between Luis Suarez and Patrick Evra was one of the most talked about feuds in Premier League in recent history. The pair clashed with each other in 2011 when the former Manchester United defender accused the former Liverpool striker of using racist language against him during the 1-1 draw between both the clubs. The Uruguayan striker was subsequently banned for eight games and fined £40,000 after he was found guilty of using racist language. The dispute between the players didn’t end there as Suarez refused to shake Evra’s…

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Has Pep Guardiola made a huge blunder already? [Tweets]

Has Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola made a huge blunder in letting goalkeeper Joe Hart leave on a loan move to Serie A club Torino? That’s the question on every football fan’s mind following Claudio Bravo’s disastrous performance in the City’s 4-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona tonight. Guardiola signed Bravo from Barcelona in summer to replace Hart in his starting eleven, but the Chilean has been far from convincing during his time in England. After spending two years with the Catalans, Bravo made a return to Nou Camp as…

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Liverpool star subject of interests from European giants

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is attracting a lot of interests in his services, according to the latest reports. The Brazilian has been hugely impressive this season and is a key member of Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying team this season. French outlet Le10 Sport claims that Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are very interested in the player and are ready to pay whatever is necessary to acquire his services. The report also claims that PSG made an unsuccessful bid of £22.5million for the 24-year-old last summer. In another report, the People claims…

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Arsenal star might reject new contract offer

Arsenal star Hector Bellerin could reject a new deal from the Gunner to force a summer move to Manchester City, the Times claims. Yesterday, reports emerged that Arsenal are set to offer a new five-year deal to right-back Hector Bellerin. The Spaniard has emerged as one of best full-backs in football in the last couple of years. His current deal expires in 2019 and a new deal would have extended his contract until 2021. The Times have also claimed that the new deal from the Gunners would have doubled Bellerin’s…

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Filipe Luis and Luis Suarez quarrel following La Liga clash

Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez exchanged remarks about each other following the 1-1 draw between both sides in La Liga on Wednesday night. The squabble between the two players was the result of a dangerous foul from Suarez on Luis. In the 83rd minute of the game at Nou Camp, Suarez caught Luis with his studs as the Brazilian was attempting to clear the ball. The Uruguayan escaped with a yellow card for his foul. El árbitro amonesta a Luis Suárez con tarjeta amarilla por…

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Barcelona repeat DNA rhetoric in pursuit of another Arsenal star

Arsenal fans are quite familiar with the phrase ‘Barca DNA’. Various players and officials of the Catalan club repeatedly used this phrase to justify the club’s relentless pursuit of their former player Cesc Fabregas when he was with the Gunners. Barcelona finally got their man much to the anger of Arsenal fans, and since then ‘Braca DNA’ has stuck with the fans of the North London club as a form of sarcastic jibe they usually aim at the La Liga giants. Now, the history is sort of repeating itself, and…

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Three Premier League clubs interested in Barcelona star

Barcelona striker Munir El Haddadi is a hot prospect among the Premier League clubs at the moment. The latest reports have suggested that as many as three English clubs are interested in the 20-year-old forward. Catalan newspaper Sport suggested on Monday that the North London club Tottenham are in talks with the Catalan club over the potential signing of the talented youngster. The youth prodigy is currently sitting behind the likes of Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar in the pecking order at Barcelona and could decide to leave the…

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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 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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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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Barcelona released footage of most fun training session ever

Most of the professional footballers don’t really like training sessions. Doing the same drills day-after-day for years can prove to be tedious and exhausting for anyone. Even we as fans always dream of playing in front of thousands of fans, but never of doing endless drills in training sessions. The point: training session are boring, for players and for fans. However, the following video of a unique Barcelona training session will blow your mind away and will change your perception about training drills. In this video, Barcelona players can be seen…

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Manchester City to outbid competition in race for ‘the new Neymar’

With Pep Guardiola arriving at Manchester City, the Premier League giants were primed to hit hard on the summer transfer market. The Citizens have already secured the signings of midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and winger Nolito, with an English record move for Everton’s John Stones and a world record move for Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci reportedly being considered. In addition, 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,…

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Manchester United flop linked with shock transfer, Paul Pogba talks about transfer

La Liga giants Barcelona have been linked with a move for Manchester United flop Memphis Depay by Spanish publication Don Balon. The Dutch international arrived at Old Trafford in a £25 million from PSV Eindhoven last summer following an impressive 22-goal season in the Eredivisie. However, the 22-year-old failed to replicate his form for United and could manage only two goals in 29 appearances for the Red Devils. The report claims that Barcelona’s preferred target is Atletico Madrid’s Luciano Vietto, but they will shift attention to Depay if they fail to sign…

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Arsenal linked with shock return of former captain

Arsenal are rumoured to be keen on the signing of former captain Thomas Vermaelen, who’s currently under contract with La Liga giants FC Barcelona. The Belgium international reportedly wants to return to the Gunners after spending the last two seasons on the bench at the Blaugrana. Vermaelen has been struggling with injuries during his time in Spain and is keen to return to Arsenal, after showing he’s ready to play on a high level once again with a solid performance at Euro 2016. Vermaelen has also snubbed a move to West Ham,…

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Manchester City agree personal terms with star defender, bid for Serie A winger rejected

Pep Guardiola is ready to take his biggest challenge so far very seriously. The new Manchester City manager has already secured the services of Ilkay Gundogan and Nolito, but he wants more. The Citizens are ready to offer £51.2 million to Juventus for Leonardo Bonucci. The Bianconeri don’t want to sell the Italy defender but City have offered him a five-year contract with £6.8 million per year wages, according to various sources, including Tuttosport (via Football-Italia). Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri, who works for beIN Sports, CNN, and La Gazzetta dello Sport,…

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Chelsea reportedly meet with Lionel Messi’s father to discuss a transfer

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic held a meeting with Lionel Messi’s father on his luxury yacht, with a view to making a move for the Barcelona forward, according to an exclusive report by The Sun. The Argentine star and his father Jorge Messi were sentenced to 21 months in prison on Wednesday, although neither is likely to serve any jail time. Under Spanish law, a tax prison sentence under two years can be served under probation. However, that news has fueled rumours that Messi wants to leave Spain and the Premier League has always…

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Arsenal interested in Premier League defender, Gunners turn down Juventus move

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Arsenal have been linked with a move for West Ham defender Sam Byram by Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb. The report claims that the North London club have identified the 22-year-old as a long-term replacement of Hector Bellerin, who is a summer target of Barcelona. The Catalan club are looking to replace Dani Alves, who recently joined Juventus, with Bellerin. However, it’s very unlikely that Arsenal will let the Spanish international leave in the summer. Bellerin, who was selected in the Premier League Team of the Year last season, has a contract until…

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Manchester United make bid to sign alternative playmaker, in danger of losing star defender

Manchester United are currently very busy working the transfer market. On Sunday, The Guardian broke the story that the Red Devils are close to landing both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. According to the report, United are willing to pay Ibrahimovic £220,000 per week and that the 34-year-old striker will complete his move during the first week of July. Meanwhile, the Red Devils are prepared to offer £30 million for Mkhitaryan and are sure that a deal will be completed in the coming week. Now, a report by The Sun claims that Borussia Dortmund have…

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