Poland vs Portugal – Euro 2016 Quarter-Final Preview

The opening Euro 2016 quarter-final encounter takes place on Thursday evening as Poland attempt to plough deeper into uncharted territory by defeating a Portugal side that will be determined to raise its game after labouring to this stage. Whatever happens, this tournament can be looked back on as a success for Poland, but the feeling is that there is still more to come from them. Leading striker and captain Robert Lewandowski is still yet to live up to his billing and has rarely looked like getting on the scoresheet, while…

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Manchester United interested in La Liga midfielder, making bid for Premier League striker

Manchester United won their 18th FA Cup trophy on Saturday by beating Crystal Palace 2-1 after extra time. However, the Red Devils are looking ahead to a busy summer transfer window. The Old Trafford club are expected to appoint Jose Mourinho as their new coach this week. The Portuguese could help them bring in star players, while also putting forward a list a potential transfer targets. But in the meantime, the club hasn’t been quiet on the transfer market. According to a report by The Sun, United have upped their interest…

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Sevilla hope to prevent Arsenal raid by offering star midfielder new contract

La Liga giants Sevilla are hoping to prevent Arsenal from swooping for midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak by offering him a new deal, according to the Metro. The Metro claim that the Polish international has been a long time target for The Gunners, but Sevilla are keen to keep hold of him as one of their best players. The midfielder reportedly has a release clause of £22.3million installed in his contract (via Metro), which is a fee that Arsenal can afford to pay. However, sources in Spain claim that if the current…

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Arsenal blow as Grzegorz Krychowiak confirms he’s staying where he is with Karim Benzema-esque message

Arsenal have suffered another setback in the transfer market, after Grzegorz Krychowiak confirmed on Twitter that he would be staying with current club Sevilla. The Poland international posted a photo of himself standing in the centre-circle of Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, and declared that it is where he will be playing his football this season (via Daily Express). Me quedo en el Sanchez Pizjuan para la proxima temporada Zostaje w Sevilly na kolejny sezon #vamosmisevilla @FotoPyK pic.twitter.com/zPxmxXSywP — Grzegorz Krychowiak (@GrzegKrychowiak) August 26, 2015 Krychowiak’s declaration makes him the second…

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Arsenal gossip: Benzema tries to kill speculation, and Cavani move lined up

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners are still planning to make a bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, despite the Frenchman making a clear statement about his future, the Metro report. The 27-year-old posted a picture of himself in the Madrid dressing room on social media and referred to the Bernabeu as home. The Daily Mirror are claiming that Arsene Wenger has switched his attention to another striker however, and now plans to try and bring Edinson Cavani to the club. The Mirror suggest however,…

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Arsenal hopeful of landing £21m deal for Sevilla star Grzegorz Krychowiak ‘by the weekend’

Arsenal are said to be eager to complete a £21million move for Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak as soon as possible, the Daily Express reports. The Gunners have been tracking the Polish international for some time in the hope of adding more quality to their deeper midfield areas. Manchester United are also believed to have displayed an interest, but reports in Spain are now suggesting that Arsenal will pay the player’s £21million release clause to bring him to The Emirates. Krychowiak featured in all 90 minutes of Sevilla’s goalless draw with…

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Arsenal gossip: Talks held regarding PSG pair, and stunning bid planned for Mesut Ozil

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners have reportedly begun talks with Paris Saint-Germain pair Edinson Cavani and Adrien Rabiot, according to the Metro. The move comes after they apparently decided to give up on Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. Besiktas are planning to make possibly the most sensational bid of the summer, after one of their former board members revealed that the Turkish side’s head of transfers Erdal Torunogullari had been in contact with Mesut Ozil’s agent, the Metro report. “Erdal met with Mesut Ozil’s representatives…

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Sevilla midfielder ‘concerned’ Arsenal target Grzegorz Krychowiak may leave club this summer

Sevilla midfielder Vicente Iborra has conceded that he is concerned that reported Arsenal target Grzegorz Krychowiak will be leaving the La Liga side this summer, the Metro report. The Poland international a great first season in Spain, following his move from Reims, and helped the side retain their Europa League crown. His efforts have led to plenty of speculation that another club would be willing to trigger his €30m release clause (via Metro), but Iborra is hoping that does not happen. “Of course I’m concerned that Krychowiak could be taken…

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Sevilla brace themselves to lose Grzegorz Krychowiak to Arsenal

Spanish giants Sevilla are apparently becoming increasingly concerned that they are set to lose midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak to Arsenal, who are dangerously close to triggering his release clause, according to the Metro. The Polish international has emerged as a serious transfer target for The Gunners this week following failed ventures for the likes of Geoffrey Kondogbia and Morgan Schneiderlin (via Metro). Reports in Spain over the past few days have claimed that Arsenal are prepared to meet the player’s £21.4m release clause, but on Thursday afternoon a report in Marca…

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Arsenal news: Benzema offer on table, and Gunners prepare bid for Julian Draxler

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Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Arsenal have put an offer on the table for Karim Benzema, who Real Madrid are willing to sell this summer, according to the Metro. Apparently, the only thing now preventing a deal is whether the Frenchman wants to move to the Emirates it seems. The Gunners are planning to swoop in with a £21.1m offer for Schalke winger Julian Draxler, after talks about a move to Juventus reached a stalemate, the Metro report. The 21-year-old has agreed personal terms with the Old…

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Arsenal scout Sevilla’s Grzegorz Krychowiak during Super Cup Final ahead of planned £22m offer

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is said to be weighing up a £22m offer for Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak after scouting him during the Spanish side’s Super Cup defeat to Barcelona on Tuesday, the Daily Telegraph reports. Wenger has so far only made one move in the transfer market this summer by bringing in Petr Cech from Chelsea, though many are expecting him to be active again before the September 1 deadline. And though The Gunners already have Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta occupying deeper midfield positions, The Telegraph believe that…

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