Premier League heavyweights battle for Bundesliga star

Premier League big boys Chelsea and Manchester City are battling it out with each other for the services of Juventus-owned Kingsley Coman. The Sun claims that both clubs have been involved in negotiations with Juventus for the signing of talented forward, who is currently plying his trade at Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal. The report speculates that both clubs are prepared to splash out huge money on the France international and have already made £43million bids for him. Bayern still remains favourites to sign the 20-year-old on the…

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Gotze out for the season

Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder, Mario Gotze, will not play this season according to news on the club’s official website. The German international was diagnosed with a metabolic disorder back in February, and news coming from the club today has stated that he will, at best, be able to join training by the early summer. Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke was positive about the World Cup hero’s condition. “BVB wishes Mario Götze a fast recovery,” he said. “Also in the name of their ten million fans.” Gotze moved to league rivals Bayern…

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Manchester City to raid Bayern Munich in the summer

Pep Guardiola-led Manchester City have been linked with a couple of key Bayern Munich players in the space of last 24-48 hours. According to the latest report from Manchester Evening News, City have made an initial offer of £52million to Juventus for the services of Kingsley Coman. The young winger is in the second year of his two-year loan deal at German giants Bayern Munich. Bayern reportedly have a clause to buy the 20-year-old on a permanent deal at the end of his loan for £18million. Current Premier League leaders…

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A surprise name in Arsenal’s Champions League squad, striker misses out

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Arsenal skipper Per Mertesacker is a part of the club squad that has travelled to Germany ahead of the first leg of Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich on Wednesday. The German centre-back has recently returned from a long-term injury, which he suffered in pre-season and is yet to feature for the Gunners this season. The 32-year-old, who has recently signed a one-year contract extension, did feature among the substitutes in the FA Cup win against Southampton last month. His inclusion has certainly come as a surprise as Wenger…

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Bayern legend Lahm set for summer retirement, Lewandowski wins prestigious award

Bayern Munich legend Phillip Lahm is set for retirement at the end of the season and is expected to take up a management role, according to German publication Kicker. Lahm, widely regarded as one of the best right-backs in the history of the game, bleeds Bayern, being a product of the club’s academy. At 33, he has won everything European football has to offer, with Germany’s 2014 World Cup win being the crown on top of his many achievements. When he does retire, he is expected to take up a management position…

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Bayern prepare bid for Tottenham midfielder

Bayern Munich are preparing a massive summer bid for Tottenham attacking midfielder Dele Alli, according to a report by The Times. The 20-year-old England midfielder moved to Tottenham during the summer transfer window of 2015 and has rightfully gained a reputation as being one of the best young players in Europe. The fiery youngster has 13 goals and five assists in 30 appearances across all competitions so far, incredible stats for one who was playing in League One just over a year ago. Bayern are said to be preparing an…

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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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Verratti link with a runion with former boss, Pastore reaffirms dedication

Bayern Munich boss Carlos Ancelotti has set his sights on Paris Saint-Germain maestro Marco Verratti, according to a report from French publication Le Parisien. The Italian manager, who signed Verratti during his last season at PSG, is reportedly keen on bringing the midfielder over to Munich this summer. Verratti is expected to take the place of Xabi Alonso whose contract expires in June this year. The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in the world and debatably the best among peers of the same age grade. He…

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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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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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