Juventus vs Real Madrid – Champions League Final Preview

The Champions League final of 2017 is a massively exciting prospect, as Real Madrid look to retain their crown in the face of a fierce challenge from Juventus, who are hoping to rule Europe for the first time since 1996. Since it was renamed and restructured in 1992, no team has managed to retain the trophy, so a considerable achievement awaits for Real Madrid, who with victory here will also stretch their already sizeable advantage as the most successful team in the history of this competition. It would be their…

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Top journalist dismisses Arsenal’s mega-bid for Mbappe

Reliable BBC journalist David Ornstein has dismissed recent reports claiming that Monaco have rejected a mega-bid from Arsenal for their star player Kylian Mbappe. French publication L’Equipe yesterday reported that the Gunners have failed with a €100m bid for Mbappe and today, the claim was corroborated by the English media. In one of the biggest transfer stories of the day, James Olley, of Evening Standard, further fuelled the speculation by claiming that Monaco have indeed rejected a £87m bid from the Gunners for their star player. However, Ornstein, who has…

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Manchester United reject world-record bid for de Gea

Manchester United have rejected a £60m bid from Real Madrid for their goalkeeper David de Gea, according to the latest report from Sky Sports. The Spanish goalkeeper has been a long-term target of Real, and it was long expected that the Spanish champions would move for him this summer. However, according to Sky Sports, United have turned down Real’s latest approach, and the Red Devils are confident of holding on to their star goalkeeper this summer. The 26-year-old has only a couple of years left on his current deal, but…

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Manchester United suffer setback in transfer pursuit

Premier League side Manchester United have suffered a huge setback in their pursuit of Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe. The 18-year-old forward is the transfer target for most of the major European clubs, including United, following his meteoric rise at the Ligue 1 club. However, according to reliable French publication L’Equipe, via Get French Football News, the young French striker is set to turn down any opportunities to join Manchester United in the summer as he doesn’t like the kind of football the club play under manager Jose Mourinho. The likes of…

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Manchester United have identified David De Gea replacement

Manchester United are targeting a summer move for Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, according to the latest report from Sky Sports. United are set to lose David De Gea to Real Madrid this summer and have been actively looking for his replacement. The Red Devils have now set their sights on the son of club legend Peter Schmeichel, and they have reportedly raced ahead of neighbours Manchester City in his pursuit. The 30-year-old signed a five-year deal with the Foxes last summer, but United are hopeful of securing his services…

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Five key transfers waiting to happen this summer

We are already in May, and it is not long before curtains are drawn on another season in most of the major European Leagues. However, with the closure of the regular season, everyone’s attention will turn towards the summer transfer window. Football Agents will become the most important people in the industry and billions will be spent by the clubs on transfer fees. Like every summer, a lot of footballing talent will switch allegiances over the course of the upcoming window. In this feature, we are going to take a…

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Chelsea strike a verbal deal with highly-rated striker

Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement with Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata for him to join the West London club in the summer, according to the Express. Blues manager Antonio Conte is supposedly a fan of the player and he also signed him during his time at Juventus. The Blues were strongly linked with a move for the 24-year-old last summer too but he opted to move back to Real Madrid from Juventus. However, he has grown frustrated at the lack of playing opportunities in Zinedine Zidane’s side this season…

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Manchester United and Liverpool battle for £30m star

Manchester United and Liverpool are reportedly chasing a summer move for Real Madrid ace James Rodriguez. The wantaway Colombian forward is reportedly frustrated at the lack of playing options in Zinedine Zidane’s side and wants to secure a move in the summer. Sky Sports’ La Liga expert Guillem Balague reckons that Real Madrid are keen to sell the 25-year-old in the summer and Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool are interested in him. However, United are said to favourites to land his signature as his agent Jorge Mendes also…

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Chelsea to consider star’s exit in the summer

Chelsea are prepared to listen to offers for their star player Eden Hazard, according to Spanish publication Marca. The report claims that Hazard is still interested in joining Real Madrid while the La Liga giants remains committed to signing him. The Belgian was keen on joining Real last summer, but he was convinced by the Blues to stay at the club on the condition that they would consider Real’s offer next summer. Following the disappointments of the last season, the 26-year-old has been a key player in Antonio Conte’s side…

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Champions League outright odds – Who’s the favourite for glory in May?

We have reached the serious territory in this year’s edition of Champions League. Last week, the draw for the quarter-finals took place, and it resulted in some mouth-watering fixtures. Current holders Real Madrid were drawn against another favourites Bayern Munich, while, in a repeat of 2015 final, Barcelona will play Italian giants Juventus. In another promising tie, Borussia Dortmund will take on high-flying Monaco and Premier League champions Leicester City will face Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. In the betting market, Barcelona, who produced a mammoth comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in…

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Real Madrid in for Monaco duo

Real Madrid are interested in acquiring the services of Monaco duo Kylian Mbappė and Bernardo Silva, according to reports by Spanish newspaper Marca. Mbappė, 18, graduated from the club’s academy and made his debut back in December 2015. He’s cemented his position on the team, developing a devastating partnership with Colombian striker Radamel Falcao—one that has seen 35 goals scored across all competitions, an integral factor in an impressive Monaco attack that is arguably the most impressive on the continent. Bernardo Silva, 22, technical and effective, possesses a playing style…

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Chelsea receive double-transfer boost

Chelsea have received a double-transfer boost in their pursuits of two top European strikers. London Standard reports that Antonio Conte’s priority in the transfer market is to sign a world-class striker in the summer and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata sit at the top of his wish list. The report speculates that the Blues have been given positive indications in both cases. Morata re-joined Real Madrid from Juventus last summer, but he has managed only six league starts this season. He is reportedly frustrated at the lack…

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Tottenham star a summer target for Real Madrid

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Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has been linked with a summer move to La Liga giants Real Madrid. The Telegraph claims that the France international is on the shortlist of goalkeepers Real Madrid have drawn for the summer. The Spanish club are currently under a transfer ban, which will be lifted next summer. One of their main priorities over the summer would be to sign a world-class goalkeeper to replace Keylor Navas. Real are also interested in Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois, but they are aware that it won’t easy to prise…

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Real Madrid star pushing for a summer move

Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema is considering his future at the club and may push for a summer move, according to the reports in Spain. Spanish publication AS, via Metro, has claimed that the signals from the Benzema camp indicate that the player feels his time at Real Madrid has come to a natural end and he wishes to pursue a new challenge. The French striker joined Real in 2009, and since then he has scored 174 goals in all competitions for the club. He has also won a La Liga…

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“Madrid is a dream,” Aubameyang says, as rumors of Isco’s exit intensify

In an interview with RMC earlier this week, Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has declared his intention to leave the club in an attempt to make the step up in his career. The 27-year-old Gabonese striker moved to Dortmund in the summer of 2013 and has earned a place among the elite strikers in Europe, with his tally for the season currently sitting at 20. “If I want to go to the next level, I need to leave in the summer. Real Madrid is still a dream, but there has been…

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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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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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Diego Costa trains alone as Conte turns eyes towards La Liga star

Following his row with manager Antonio Conte last week, Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been spotted training alone at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground, according to a report from the Express. Costa reportedly refused to train before their game against Leicester City on Saturday, citing an injury—an opinion not shared by the club’s medical staff and Conte. This saga has led to a new rumour claiming that Chelsea have reignited their interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata. The 24-year-old Spain international moved back to Madrid this summer after a successful spell at…

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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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Legia face expulsion from Champions League

Polish club Legia Warsaw have expressed fears of expulsion from Champions League this season. Legia’s public and media relations director Seweryn Dmowski expressed concerns about the future of the club in the competition after club supporters clashed with Madrid police ahead of Legia’s 5-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Champions League on Tuesday night. 12 people, including three Spanish policemen, suffered injuries in the clashes while 13 Polish fans were arrested. “There have been unofficial suggestions before the Real Madrid game that any offence could result in excluding us from…

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Ronaldo has urged Liverpool star to switch clubs

Former Real Madrid star Ronaldo has risked the anger of Liverpool fans with his latest comments. The former Brazilian superstar has revealed that he wants to see his compatriot Philippe Coutinho play for Real Madrid in future. “I would love to see Coutinho at Real Madrid,” Ronaldo told Spanish radio station Onda Cero, via Sky Sports. “Spanish football is, without doubt, the best in history. It has always bought the best [players] and produced the most beautiful football.” Both Ronaldo and Coutinho have also represented Serie A giants Inter Milan.…

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Cristiano Ronaldo acts like a 12-year-old, claims former Manchester United player

Former Manchester United player Mads Timm has had something fascinating to say regarding his former United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. Timm joined United youth academy in 2000 as a 16-year-old and spent next six years of his career with the Red Devils. His time with the club coincided with Ronaldo’s spell with the Red Devils, and he even got opportunities to play alongside the Portuguese. The 31-year-old claims that Rolando was a very individualistic nature and had a huge ego. He added the Real Madrid star still gets annoyed when his…

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