Jose Mourinho wants German playmaker after failed attempt to sign Bundesliga star

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has set his sights on Wolfsburg attacker Julian Draxler, according to a report by German news outlet BILD. However, the German club are set to demand a substantial fee after they themselves paid £27 million for the 22-year-old just a year ago, as Draxler made the switch from Schalke 04 after being heavily linked with Juventus. The 22-year-old, who’s currenlty playing for Germany at Euro 2016, provided nine goals and eight assists in 35 appearances in all competitions during his first season at Wolfsburg. He’s capable…

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Study proves the “Jurgen Klopp effect” at Liverpool has reached the Bundesliga

​Liverpool are the Premier League’s most attractive club for Bundesliga players, according to a study conducted by German sports magazine Kicker (via Daily Star). In a survey carried out among 235 players from the German’s first football tier 9.8 percent named the Reds as the club they would most like to play for. Jurgen Klopp’s squad beat Arsenal and Manchester United by a fairly comfortable margin, as the Gunners received 6 per cent of the votes and the Red Devils 5.1 per cent. Only European giants Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich scored…

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Small champions in big competitions: these teams set the example for Leicester City

Leicester City were crowned the most surprising Premier League champions ever as Tottenham drew 2-2 at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea on Monday. However, despite the Foxes’ amazing accomplishments, they are not unique in football history, as there have been more “small” champions in Europe’s five biggest competitions – England, Italy, Germany, France, and Spain. Premier League: Blackburn Rovers (1995) Before Leicester won it this season, there were only five teams who had won the Premier League since 1992: Manchester United (13), Chelsea (4), Arsenal (3), Manchester City (2) and… Blackburn…

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Premier League’s transfer spending dwarfs those by other big leagues

The current football season is far from over. However, the 2016 transfer summer window is approaching very fast. A bunch of big name players have been rumoured to change clubs during the summer. Just think about the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Edinson Cavani, Toni Kroos, Romelu Lukaku, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Robert Lewandowski, and Eden Hazard. Conclusion: it’s once again time to put big money on the table! And that’s exactly what the Premier League clubs have done during the last five seasons. 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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Premier League owns European top five on penalty kick success

Scoring a penalty kick is not so easy as it looks. Just ask Lionel Messi, who has missed four of eight opportunities from the spot this season. However, the Premier League in general rocks the table in this regard. Using the database of Transfermarkt, we were able to collect the statistics about the penalty success rate in the top five European football leagues: Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, Primera Division, and Ligue 1. The 20 clubs in the English top flight have been awarded 66 penalty kicks so far. Only ten…

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Bundesliga club signs Englishman as…official FIFA player

Do you regularly dream about playing for your favourite team? But the only place where you can decently hit a ball is on your console while playing EA Sports’ FIFA? Well, maybe there is hope for you in the future. Bundesliga club Wolfsburg have just signed David Bytheway as their official FIFA player, who will wear the number 53. As part of his contract with the club, the Englishman will wear the club’s jersey while participating in FIFA tournaments all over the world and he will also have to wear…

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Manchester United confirm: Januzaj returns from loan

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Adnan Januzaj is back with Manchester United after his loan deal with Borussia Dortmund was cancelled, as reported by The Daily Mail. United sent the Belgium forward on a season-long loan to the German club in August in order for him to gain more experience, but he has started just three matches – all in the Europa League – and his only playing time in the Bundesliga came off the substitutes’ bench. There was no release clause inserted into Januzaj’s loan contract when it was signed, but the clubs have agreed…

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