Three Premier League clubs on red alert as Bundesliga star refuses to sign extension

With Euro 2016 not to start untill next week, the summer transfer market is in full swing. According to a report by German outlet Bild (via The Independent), Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has started a bidding war by refusing to sign a contract extension with the Bundesliga giants. The Armenia international has been linked with a summer transfer all season long, as talks about an extension stalled and a bunch of big clubs are looking to swoop in for the 27-year-old. “Why would we sign a contract renewal now?” Mkhitaryan’s…

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Manchester United and Arsenal on red alert as manager confirms star striker is “changing clubs”

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been one of the biggest targets on the market after scoring 36 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund this season. Consequently, the Gabon striker has been linked with a £70 million move to the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid. The 26-year-old dropped a massive hint this weekend, when he notified Gabon manager Jorge Costa that he would not be joining up for a couple of friendly international encounters with Mauritania and Ivory Coast because he is set to finalise a transfer. “Aubameyang…

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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 City to announce first signing for Pep Guardiola

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With the Bundesliga season in the books and Bayern winning the German cup this weekend, Pep Guardiola will officially move to Manchester City, starting his job on July 1. The Spanish manager is expected to transform the Citizens into a European power house and lure several star players to the Etihad Stadium in order for City to regain their best form in the Premier League, while repeating this season’s success in the Champions League. Man City hasn’t been quiet on the transfer market with Guardiola still in charge of Bayern. The Citizens are…

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Liverpool strengthen their position in pursuit of Ligue 1 starlet

Liverpool have strengthened their position in their pursuit of highly-rated Rennes striker Ousmane Dembele. It was assumed that the 18-year-old is close to joining Borussia Dortmund after he liked a photoshopped picture of himself wearing a Dortmund shirt on Twitter recently. He further fuelled the rumours by starting to follow the Twitter page of the Bundesliga club. However, according to the recent reports, Liverpool are back in the pursuit of the youngster and the player himself is believed to prefer a move to Anfield. Guardian Sport’s deputy news editor Ed…

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Arsenal and Juventus compete for Bundesliga star, agent of La Liga youngster confirms interest

Arsenal are facing competition from Serie A giants Juventus in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Last month, reports suggested that the Gunners were close to finalising a move for the 27-year-old, as he was already house-hunting in London. However, according to the latest report from transfermarketweb, Juventus are planning to hijack Arsenal’s move and are ready to launch a £24 million bid for the Armenia international. Mkhitaryan’s current deal with Dortmund expires in 2017, and it has been suggested that the Bundesliga club are planning to sell…

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Manchester United plan to spend massive amount on two major signings in summer

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Manchester United are once again prepared to splash a huge amount of money in the transfer window. According to the report in the Sun, United have put Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the top of their transfer wishlist. The France international has been in sensational form for Atletico this season and has scored 30 goals in all competitions for the Madrid club. The 25-year-old is expected to cost £65 million in the transfer window, with the likes of Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested…

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Cristiano Ronaldo move ruled out, Manchester United interested in Bundesliga star

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United has been ruled out by his mother. The former United star has been linked with a return to Old Trafford for several seasons now. However, now it appears that the Portuguese international will be staying put at Santiago Bernabeu. Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores Aveiro, has claimed that her son is happy at his current club and has no intention to move. “Cristiano is happy here, he would like to finish his career at Real Madrid,” Dolores said at the launch of her biography. Spanish media has also linked…

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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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Relive Twitter celebrating Liverpool’s epic comeback

From 3-1 down and being very close to Europa League elimination to 4-3 up and qualifiying for the semi-finals. That was the story of Liverpool during their quarter-final encounter with Dortmund at Anfield. Not surprisingly, Twitter celebrated the Reds’ win like crazy! Wow! Just Wow! Liverpool have come back from the dead. Brilliant stuff! — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 14 april 2016 Jurgen Klopp was jumping for joy after #LFCBVB (🎥 via Vine: RBuxton) https://t.co/4kFuXPuzjS — Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) 14 april 2016 Liverpool fans up and down the country at…

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ICYMI: Liverpool’s historic comeback against Borussia Dortmund [Video]

Historic. Dramatic. Insane. Liverpool came from 3-1 down to beat Borussia 4-3 in their return encounter at Anfield in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The Reds scored via Divock Origi, Philippe Coutinho, Mamadou Sakho, and Dejan Lovren to draw a semi-final matchup with Villarreal.

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Manchester United flop scores brilliant goal in Bundesliga [Video]

Shinji Kagawa wasn’t able to make his mark at Manchester United, making just 38 Premier League appearances in two seasons at Old Trafford. However, since returning to Borussia Dortmund in 2014 the 27-year-old has rediscovered his old form. This weekend, Kagawa scored a brilliant goal in the derby against Schalke 04 (2-2 draw).

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Manchester City closing in on German star

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is on his way to join Manchester City in the summer. According to Sky Sports, the Citizens are in advanced negotiations with the Bundesliga Club over the transfer of the 25-year-old. However, both clubs remain £8 million apart in their valuation, as City are currently offering £28 million while Dortmund are standing firm on their valuation of £36 million. Pep Guardiola, who will take charge of City in summer, sees Gundogan as a key part of his plans at the Etihad and has instructed the club to complete…

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Michael Owen once again left red-faced following his latest commentary blunder [Tweets]

Michael Owen was again given commentary responsibility by BT Sport for their coverage of the Europa League clash between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool. The former Liverpool striker found himself struggling with the pronunciation of Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabon international doesn’t have the easiest of names to pronounce, and Owen ended up pronouncing him something akin to ‘A-Baggy-Man.’ As expected, people were quick to jump on Twitter to react: @themichaelowen what was that? pic.twitter.com/P8EPMoxtGN — Jason Knightley (@jason_knightley) April 7, 2016 Listening to Owen try and say Aubameyang all…

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Bundesliga star house-hunting in London ahead of Arsenal move

Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan was recently linked with a move to Arsenal by the Guardian. The report claimed that the Gunners are tracking the midfielder, who will have one year left on his contract in the summer. Now, the Sun has gone one step ahead and claimed that the Armenia international has already started hunting for a house in London ahead of a proposed summer move to the North London club. The report states that Mkhitaryan has rejected a new £6.4 million contract from the Dortmund and has already…

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Liverpool fans are cautious as transfer rumours intensify [Tweets]

During the last couple of days, transfer rumours linking Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze to Liverpool have intensified. Recently, Sky Sports also confirmed that the Reds are interested in signing the 23-year-old. Gotze will have one year left on his contract in the summer, and reports have suggested that a bid of around £20 million would be enough to bring him to Anfield. However, Liverpool fans are still displaying a lot caution regarding a potential deal. The following tweet perfectly sums up the reason: Absolutely refusing to get my hopes up…

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Superstar striker features in rap video, dancing to song about himself

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been scoring like a mad man all season long, as the Borussia Dortmund striker has hit the net 35 times in 40 appearances. No wonder nearly every major European football club is monitoring his situation in the Bundesliga, with Premier League giants Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham believed to be in the race to sign the 26-year-old. Aubameyang’s performances, which won him the 2015 African Player of the Year award, inspired his brother Felix to make a rap song about him. Felix Aubameyang, who goes by the stage name…

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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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Grieving Borussia Dortmund fans perform amazing “You’ll never walk alone” [Video]

On Sunday, Borussia Dortmund beat Mainz 05 2-0 with goals from Marco Reus and Shinji Kagawa. However, it proved to be one of the worst wins in the club’s long history. Two Dortmund fans suffered a heart attack during the match, with one of them not making it… The famous “Yellow Wall” remained fairly quiet due to the sad happenings, even when Kagawa scored with 15 minutes left. After the match, the team and their fans performed an amazing version of “You’ll never walk alone”, in honour of the victims.…

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Championship and League One team ranked among European giants in form table

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If you check the international form table at Transfermarkt, you expect to see European giants like Juventus, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and PSG. But Championship team Burnley FC and League One team Barnsley FC? No, those two clubs have been surprisingly strong during their last 15 league matches and are therefore ranked among the big clubs in the form table. The Clarets are sitting in fifth place, gaining a total of 36 points from their last 15 league matches. That’s as many as Ligue 1 champions and current leaders…

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Premier League classic in Europa League, bad draw for Tottenham

Three English clubs were represented in the Europa League draw for the round of 16, and two of them will face each other, while Tottenham drew Borussia Dortmund. What a turn of events at Nyon, where the draw took place. Without any country restrictions, all teams could be matched up with each other. For example, Athletic Club de Bilbao was drawn against fellow Primera Division team Valencia, Gary Neville’s squad. But Liverpool against Manchester United? That’s a draw no one expected. The Reds eliminated German side Augsburg by beating them…

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Star striker deals massive transfer blow to Premier League giants

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Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he has always dreamed of playing for Real Madrid. There’s not a single top club in Europe that isn’t interested in the services of the reigning African Footballer of the Year, a trophy Aubameyang won by famously beating Yaya Toure, who won it four years running. The 26-year-old is also wanted by the likes of Arsenal , Manchester United and Liverpool, who are willing to splash a serious amount of cash to lure the Gabon man away from the Bundesliga. But now, Aubameyang has dealt a…

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Mkhitaryan: “Jurgen Klopp was not attacking enough”

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has taken a swipe at former club manager Jurgen Klopp. The current Liverpool manager enjoyed a successful time with the Bundesliga club and won two league titles and one domestic cup during his time with the club. He also led them to the finals of 2012-13 Champions League. However, his final season with the Bundesliga club was rather an unforgettable one as he led them to the seventh position in the league table. Mkhitaryan, who arrived at Signal Iduna Park in the summer of 2013,…

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Liverpool given a couple of serious transfer boosts

Ilkay Gundogan Borussia Dortmund

Jurgen Klopp is continuingly looking to strengthen his squad, as Liverpool have been given a couple of transfer boost for next summer. First, Ilkay Gundogan is unwilling to sign a contract extention at Borussia Dortmund. The midfielder’s current deal expires in June 2017 and the Bundesliga giants have been trying to extend it all season long. However, the 25-year-old has refused to agree to new terms with Dortmund and has told the club he will definitely not be signing a new deal, accoring to Sport Bild and reported by talkSPORT, with Dortmund already having identified…

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Mesut Ozil is no longer Europe’s king of assists

During the course of the current season, Mesut Ozil racked up the assists like no other player. However, the Arsenal playmaker’s machine has stopped recently. The German is now no longer Europe’s king of assists, as he was passed by Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Borussia Dortmund ace has provided 17 assists in all competitions for the Bundesliga giants, which is one more than Ozil’s 16 for Arsenal, according to Goal. That was pretty much unexpected as Ozil racked up his current total by Christmas, looking certain to break Thierry Henry’s long-standing record. But the…

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