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 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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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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Bundesliga clubs could scupper Manchester United and Liverpool target plans

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund could scupper transfer plans of Manchester United and Liverpool in the transfer window. United have held a long-term interest in Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels, but it seems like the German international prefers a move to Bayern Munich instead. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that Hummels is considering a return to the club. Hummels, who left Bayern Munich in 2008, has only one year left on his current deal with Dortmund and is expected to leave the club in the summer. “I can basically…

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Liverpool could be able to launch massive transfer spree in the summer

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Liverpool are set for a massive cash injection in the summer. The Daily Star claims that a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family is planning a £700 million takeover of the Merseyside club in the summer. The report further claims that the talks have already taken place at the start of the month over a proposed sale, and that the mystery man behind the takeover could be Sheikh Khalifa, the President of the United Arab Emirates and the half-brother of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour. The Reds are currently owned by John…

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Arsenal star urged to quit the club

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Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal has urged his national teammate, Alexis Sanchez, to join him at the Bundesliga club. The Arsenal star has been involved in negotiations with the North London club over a new contract for the past few months. However, the latest reports have suggested that Carlo Ancelotti, who will take charge of Bayern Munich in the summer, wants the Chili international to play for the Bundesliga giants. Now, Sanchez’s Chile teammate Vidal has urged him to quit the North London club and join Bayern. Goal.com quotes Vidal: “Hopefully (Alexis can join…

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Bayern interested in Arsenal star

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Bayern Munich have made Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez their top priority ahead of the summer transfer window. According to a report in AS Chile, Carlo Ancelotti, who is set to take the helm of the Bundesliga club in the summer, has already communicated his transfer wish list to the club and Sanchez figures at the top of that list. Sanchez’s national teammate, Arturo Vidal, already plays for the current Bundesliga leaders. However, it is highly unlikely that Arsenal will entertain the idea of letting go of one of their top players…

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Tottenham have been as good as Barcelona according to this stat

After comfortably beating Manchester United 3-0 at White Heart Lane, Tottenham are still contending for their first Premier League title since 1961. The Spurs went crazy and scored all three goals in a span of just six minutes, with Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld, and Erik Lamela hitting the net. 5:46 – There were just 5 minutes and 46 seconds between Tottenham’s first and third goals against Manchester United. Quickfire. — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 10 april 2016 Consequently, Tottenham have both the best offence and the best defence, scoring 60 goals while conceding…

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Manchester City preparing monster offer to land marquee player, veteran star in talks to leave

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It’s been a disappointing season for Manchester City. Despite reaching the quarter-finals in the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history, the Citizens are lagging too far behind in order to win the Premier League title. It’s still mathematically possible for City to catch Leicester, but trailing by 15 points is huge. And let’s not forget, Tottenham and Arsenal are also currently ranked above them. Therefore, it’s time for the Citizens to hold on to their top four spot, which would mean another season of Champions League…

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Arsenal face battle to keep hold of talented youngster

Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has come a long way in last two years. The young Spaniard was given his opportunity by Arsene Wenger when Mathieu Debuchy suffered an injury last season. Bellerin took that opportunity with both hands, and he has cemented his place in the Arsenal’s starting eleven during the past two seasons. His impressive performance for the North London club has attracted attention from many major European clubs, and according to the latest reports at least six clubs are interested in the 21-year-old at the moment. According to…

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Liverpool face battle in their pursuit of top summer target

Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze recently. The Reds manager Jurgen Klopp played a significant role in Gotze’s development at Borussia Dortmund, and now he reportedly wants his former star player to join him at Anfield. However, according to German publication Die Welt, Gotze’s previous club Dortmund are also interested in the player and have enquired about a possibility of bringing their former star back to the club. The report also states that the 23-year old is considering a move back to the…

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Bayern Munich trolled Paul Pogba ahead of Champions League tie

Bayern Munich will host Juventus at Allianz Arena in the second leg of their round of 16 tie in the Champions League on Wednesday. The tie is delicately poised after the first leg ended in a 2-2 draw at Juventus Stadium. The Bundesliga giants are the favourites to go through to the next round, but last year’s finalists will be no pushover. The German club has already started the mind games ahead of the crucial fixture. Juventus’ star midfielder Paul Pogba celebrated his 23rd birthday on March 15 and was duly…

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Antonio Conte to inform Chelsea of his plans to sign two midfield heavyweights

In recent weeks, Antonio Conte has emerged as the clear favourite to take charge of Chelsea in summer. As other candidates have dropped out of the race, more and more media outlets have claimed that the current Italy manager will replace Guus Hiddink at Stamford Bridge during the summer. Goal.com understands that the Italian is set to agree on a three-year deal with the Blues, worth £6.5 million per year. The report states that Conte will hold further talks with Chelsea officials in Monte Carlo in the coming week. According to…

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Manchester United and Liverpool to battle it out for German star

The Europa League is not the only battleground where Liverpool and Manchester United are facing off against each other this week. Daily Star claims that both clubs are involved in a battle to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze. The 23-year old, who scored the winner in the FIFA World Cup final in 2014, has struggled with injuries this season and has made only 11 appearances for Bayern this season. He finds himself on the fringes of the Bayern squad, and according to the report, Bayern’s new boss Carlo Ancelotti will…

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Twitter welcomes Pep Guardiola to Premier League [Best Tweets]

Manchester City have confirmed that Pep Guardiola will succeed current club manager Pep Guardiola in the summer on a three-year deal. The current Bayern Munich had been linked with the job at City for quite some time now and today’s announcement will put an end to speculation regarding his future destination. The arrival of the Spaniard will definitely add to the excitement of the League and Twitter is surely thrilled about the move. BREAKING: Manchester City have confirmed that Pep Guardiola will become their new manager.#MCFC pic.twitter.com/uirUBTbd85 — Football News…

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Pep Guardiola signs three-year deal with Manchester City

Former-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola will become the new Manchester City boss at the end of the campaign and has signed a three-year-contract with the Citizens, the club announced on its website. The news came on the back of current City boss Manuel Pellegrini announcing during his pre-match press conference that he will leave the club at the end of the season. The news was not surprising, but the timing of the announcement maybe was. Pep to City confirmation communique#MCFC pic.twitter.com/r6Madx18ST — AS English (@English_AS) 1 februari 2016 Guardiola who is…

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Real Madrid show Premier League clubs how it’s done with HUGE kit deal

Real Madrid are poised to sign the most lucrative kit sponsorship contract in football history after reportedly agreeing a new deal with Adidas, according to Marca, as reported by The Daily Mail. According to Jose Felix Diaz of the Spanish newspaper, the Galacticos could rack up as much as £106 million per year if all clauses are met, which is understood to be a 10-year agreement that will see them eclipse Manchester United’s record-breaking deal with Adidas. The Spanish giants lost their number one position when the Red Devils signed their £75m per year…

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Top 5 Champions League finals from the last decade

A Champions League final is the biggest spectacle of club football. Over the years, we have witnessed some breathtaking football in the finals of the continental competition. Here we will take a look at the top five Champions League finals from the last decade: 5. Manchester United Vs Chelsea (2008) Cristiano Ronaldo and Frank Lampard scored for their respective teams during the regular time, but both teams couldn’t be separated after 120 minutes and the game had to be decided on penalties. John Terry slipped on what could have been…

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Atletico are about to put a huge price tag on Antoine Griezmann

Atletico Madrid might be banned from doing transfers the next 14 months, the Spanish giants did put a huge price tag on wanted French striker Antoine Griezmann, according to AS. The current La Liga leaders are making sure their prized goalscorer is as far from potential suitors as possible. The Madrid club are planning to boost his current release clause up from £60.5m to £75.6m to scare off interested clubs, while also increasing his wages to keep him happy. The 24-year-old is enjoying another superb season in Primera Division. Griezmann has scored…

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Pep Guardiola apologises to Premier League managers for putting pressure on them

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has apologised to Premier League managers for unknowingly putting pressure on their jobs by admitting that his next destination will be a Premier League club, according to the BBC. The former Barcelona manager last week announced that he will be moving to Premier League once his contract with Bayern is over in the summer. Since then, he has been consistently linked with the jobs at Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal by various media outlets. Newcastle legend Alan Shearer even called out Guardiola for…

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Bayern Munich vs Arsenal – Match preview and team news

Arsenal will be aiming to repeat their recent home success over Bayern Munich and bring themselves right back into contention in Champions League Group F as they head to the Allianz Arena for the return fixture. Having lost their first two group matches amid a catalogue of errors, that 2-0 win over the German champions has breathed new life into the Gunners’ European campaign, but there is still a considerable amount of work to be done. It is important that they avoid defeat here, as should they lose and Olympiakos get the better…

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Arsenal vs Bayern Munich – Match preview and team news

Arsenal have given themselves a mountainous task to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League, and to keep their hopes alive they simply must get the better of group leaders Bayern Munich in the first of a double-header. The visitors have won both of their matches so far, condemning Olympiakos to a rare home defeat with a clinical performance before breezing past Dinamo Zagreb, and qualification for them already looks a foregone conclusion. On the other hand, Arsenal have lost to both of those sides and are now…

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Bayern to use World Cup winner as makeweight to sign Man United winger Angel Di Maria

Bayern Munich could be ready to use club legend Bastian Schweinsteiger as a makeweight in a deal to prize Angel Di Maria away from Manchester United this summer, according to the Metro. READ MORE: Phil Jones to sign new £80,000 per week deal Liverpool close to stealing Man United target Sergio Ramos takes English lessons ahead of possible move The 30-year-old midfielder has emerged as a top target for the Red Devils recently, but Bayern chief Pep Guardiola isn’t thought to be keen on allowing him to leave the club…

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