Crystal Palace vs Man City – Premier League preview and team news

Crystal Palace will have their eyes set on upsetting another one of the Premier League’s title hopefuls when they welcome imperious looking leaders Manchester City to Selhurst Park. Regular watchers of the English top-flight and those who have monitored the Eagles’ progress over the course of 2015 will know that their win at the home of the champions at the end of August was not as big a shock as it might have initially appeared. It was an 10th away win out of 12 in all competitions for manager Alan Pardew since he took over…

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REVEALED: The Premier League’s ten highest paid players: Man United star blows away Mesut Ozil and Sergio Aguero

A recent piece in the Daily Mail has revealed the ten highest paid players currently plying their trade in the Premier League. All the names involved are as you’d expect, and there are no major surprises, though it may surprise a few to learn exactly which one player is earning the most ahead of some serious talent, that are not only in better form, but just sheer better players, too. See who’s earning the most below, all estimated figures pre-tax. Sums may vary according to bonus payments. 10. John Terry…

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Top 10 highest paid players: Man United man tops the list, while Chelsea star sits fourth

While a player’s success is often dependent on whether they manage to justify the transfer fee that was paid to bring them to their respective clubs, their lucrative contracts can also provide an insight into whether they can be considered a success or a big-money flop. The Daily Mail have reported the eye-watering wages of the top ten highest paid players in the Premier League, which is unsurprisingly made up solely of stars from sides that finished in the top four last season. Here is the top ten: 10. John…

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Top five overpriced summer transfers: Man United, Man City and Liverpool all overpaid for their new stars

The CIES Football Observatory have used their statistics and data to compile a list of the players who were bought for too much in comparison with their true value. Here is the top five, along with how overpriced they actually were (via Metro): 5. Arda Turan £11.1m (Atletico Madrid to Barcelona) The 28-year-old was a pivotal part of Diego Simeone’s side for four years, helping them win the La Liga title, and reach the Champions League final in 2014. Nevertheless, his £24m move to Barcelona (via Guardian) saw the Catalan giants pay £11.1m too…

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Best Premier League summer signing XI: Man United and Arsenal new boys almost the most exciting

This summer saw Premier League clubs spend more money than ever before, and for all that cash spent, it brought in some serious quality. Below, we’ve charted the best business of another crazy summer of spending to compile the best XI to join Premier League clubs. See what you think… GK: Petr Cech Chelsea to Arsenal, £11m Though the veteran stopper may have got off to a shaky start at The Emirates, there’s no doubt that he’ll prove an unmitigated success. In him, Arsenal finally have the world class ‘keeper…

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Done deal: Manchester City complete club record deal for Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City have completed the signing of former Chelsea and Wolfsburg playmaker Kevin De Bruyne in a club record deal, according to BBC Sport. The 24-year-old has signed a six-year deal at the Etihad (via BBC Sport), with the Daily Star previously suggesting that the Citizens were set to pay the Bundesliga side £58m for his signature. De Bruyne – who will wear the number 17 shirt for his new club (via club’s official website) – revealed that he wanted to help the side win as many titles as possible…

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Man City to sign Kevin De Bruyne for £50m and pay him a crazy £200,000-per-week

Former Chelsea star Kevin de Bruyne will join Manchester City this week for £50m after Bundesliga giants Wolfsburg admitted that the offer was too good to turn down, the Daily Express reports. His arrival at Stamford Bridge will take Manuel Pellegrini’s summer spending to over £150m, but it will come at a further cost as the club will pay him a reported £200,000-per-week. “He’s had an astonishing, astonishing offer from City and we can’t compete with that,” Wolfsburg director Klaus Allofs said. “We had to take it seriously and finally…

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Man United news: John Stones swap deal planned, and £73.4m available to spend on striker

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: The Red Devils are hoping that they will be able to convince Everton to let John Stones move to Old Trafford by offering a swap deal, according to the Metro. Louis van Gaal is willing to let Phil Jones head to Goodison Park in exchange for the 21-year-old. Van Gaal’s hopes of landing a new striker have received a major boost, after the Metro reported that the United hierarchy are willing to provide £73.4m to get a new goalscorer before Tuesday’s deadline.…

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Man United to miss out as former Chelsea man agrees £58m Premier League return

Like Nicolas Otamendi earlier in the summer (via Daily Express), Manchester United look set to be beaten by their local rivals once again to one of their summer targets, after the Daily Express reported that Man City had agreed a £58m fee for Wolfsburg star Kevin De Bruyne. The former Chelsea man is one of the most highly-rated players in Europe currently, after he bounced back from a difficult time at Stamford Bridge. Despite the dominance of Bayern Munich, the 24-year-old was arguably the best player in the Bundesliga last season,…

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Man United gossip: £240 Neymar bid planned and United weigh in with £55m offer for Belgian assist king

Tuesday’s biggest Man United news and transfer rumour gossip. Manchester United are willing to spend £240m on a deal for Barcelona’s Brazil forward Neymar, 23, according to The Sun. United have to meet Barcelona’s phenomenal £130m buyout clause. Tax add-ons would push the transfer fee up to a world-record £165m. And Neymar would earn £75m over five years at Old Trafford — taking the total cost of the deal up to an eye-watering £240m. West Brom are targeting Manchester United’s Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 27, in their sights as…

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Man United plot £55m bid to hijack Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne move

Manchester United are said to be weighing up a £55million offer for Wolfsburg playmaker Kevin De Bruyne in an attempt to beat cross-city rivals Manchester City to his signature, the Daily Express reports. The Belgian international has been a key target for City boss Manuel Pellegrini for some time now, with earlier reports in The Express claiming that they have already had a £50m offer accepted for his services. However, a report in German publication Sport1 is claiming that United are preparing to beat their rivals to De Bruyne’s signature…

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Man City ‘on the verge’ of Kevin De Bruyne signing as clubs agree £50m fee

Manchester City are said to be on the verge of completing the signing of creative spark Kevin De Bruyne after the club agreed a fee of £50m with German side Wolfsburg, the Metro reports. City have been linked with a move for the Belgian international throughout the majority of the summer, but the two clubs have been haggling with each other over a price. And it now seems that a fee of £50m has been agreed for the 24-year-old former Chelsea man. Wolfsburg aren’t thought to be keen on losing…

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Manchester United gossip: Pedro undergoes first part of medical, while Lucas Biglia agrees four-year deal

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Barcelona winger Pedro has undergone the first part of his medical ahead of his £24.7m move to Old Trafford, according to the Metro. The 28-year-old is set to complete his move after Barca’s UEFA Super Cup clash with Sevilla on Tuesday. However, the move could be scuppered by Manchester City, who themselves are hoping to sign the Spaniard, according to Mundo Deportivo. The Citizens have reportedly spoken to both the player and the Catalan side about a potential move. The Red…

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Manchester United and Man City on alert after Wolfsburg director admits Kevin De Bruyne is thinking about move

Both Manchester clubs have been put on alert after Wolfsburg’s director of sport admitted that Kevin De Bruyne is considering his options this summer, according to the Daily Express. Louis van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini are both reportedly interested in bringing the former Chelsea man back to the Premier League, and Klaus Allofs has suggested that their attention has had an impact on the playmaker (via Express). “I think some other clubs have definitely turned Kevin’s head,” he said. “Some huge figures are doing the rounds and I can understand…

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Five players Man United could sign to replace Angel Di Maria

With Angel Di Maria now out of the picture at Manchester United, they have a rather large hole to fill out on the wing. Armed with over £40m to spend, that sum will surely be put towards finding his replacement and thus ensuring they’re in fighting condition for the new campaign. Below are the five most likely candidates to fill the void left by the Argentine international. Pedro – Barcelona The Spanish international is clearly the obvious choice, given his pedigree and output at the very highest peak of the…

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Man United boosted as Wolfsburg reportedly decide they will accept bids for Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester United have received a boost in their reported pursuit of Kevin De Bruyne, after the Metro reported that Wolfsburg were willing to accept bids for the playmaker. However, the Bundesliga outfit value the 24-year-old at £50m (via Metro), so it is likely that they will be more than happy to knock back bids that come up well short. Louis van Gaal’s biggest rival for the former Chelsea man’s signature appears to be Manchester City (via Metro), which would suggest that should De Bruyne leave Germany, he is likely to…

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Manchester United free to make Kevin De Bruyne bid as Wolfsburg willing to listen to offers

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Manchester United are free to make a stunning bid for Kevin De Bruyne, according to the Metro, after Wolfsburg reportedly decided that they would be willing to listen to offers for him. However, they will have to beat off competition from Manchester City if they want to sign the former Chelsea man, the Metro report. Either club will have to part with a considerable amount of money, as the Metro report that the 24-year-old is rated at around £34.9m. But, should Louis van Gaal or Manuel Pellegrini decide to break…

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Kevin De Bruyne must hand in transfer request if he wants Man City move

Wolfsburg have reportedly told Kevin De Bruyne that if he wishes to join Manchester City this summer, he will need to hand in a transfer request, the Daily Star report. The Star suggest that the playmaker is the one name that is left on Manuel Pellegrini’s summer wishlist, having already signed the likes of Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph. However, the Star suggest that the Bundesliga outfit are keen to put a side together that is able to build upon an excellent season last year, as they came second in…

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Ten players who could replace Angel Di Maria at Manchester United as winger heads for exit

With Angel Di Maria closing in on his Manchester United exit (via BBC Sport), Louis van Gaal will be looking for the kind of player that the £59.7m man failed to be. Here are ten potential options who could fill the void that Di Maria leaves behind, including some members of the current squad, some that have been linked with a possible summer move, and some that should really be on United’s radar. Memphis Depay The £25m signing (via Telegraph) seems the most likely candidate to replace the former Real…

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Manchester City to step up pursuit of Kevin De Bruyne as Wolfsburg travel to England for Emirates Cup

Manchester City plan to step up their pursuit of Kevin De Bruyne while the Belgian is in England for a pre-season tournament. According to the Manchester Evening News, the Citizens will use the Bundesliga side’s presence in the Emirates Cup to try and broker a deal for the 24-year-old. The Daily Mirror previously suggested that Manuel Pellegrini’s men were considering the possibility of making a £60m bid for the former Chelsea man. Although De Bruyne may only be back in the country for a two-day friendly competition – also involving…

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Chelsea gossip: Young full-back expected to sign and Mourinho takes De Bruyne swipe

Friday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours. Augsburg full-back Abdul Baba Rahman is set to complete his move to Chelsea early next week, according to the Metro. With Felipe Luis nearing closer to a return to Atletico Madrid, Jose Mourinho is keen to bring in a replacement. Jose Mourinho has claimed £60million Manchester City target Kevin De Bruyne could not handle the pressure of playing for Chelsea, writes the Daily Mirror. The Wolfsburg winger, 24, was sold by Mourinho in January 2014, but will become the most expensive British transfer…

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Manchester City begin talks with Wolfsburg over potential £50m move for Kevin De Bruyne

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Manchester City have opened talks with Wolfsburg about a potential move for their key man Kevin De Bruyne, according to the Daily Mail. The Mail suggest that the Citizens have already agreed a four-year deal with the former Chelsea midfielder, with an option for a further year, but are still yet to agree a fee for the Belgian. The Mail report that the Premier League side intend to pay around £40m for the 24-year-old, but accept they may have to pay as much as £50m. Should Dieter Hecking dig his heels…

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Manchester City and Man United facing uphill battle to sign Kevin De Bruyne after club confirm he’s not for sale

Manchester City and Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their hopes of landing Kevin De Bruyne, after Wolfsburg insisted that the playmaker is not for sale, the Daily Express report. Francisco Garcia, chief of the club’s supervisory board, has spoken out regarding the 24-year-old’s future, the Express report, and has sent a defiant message to any interested club. “We don’t want to sell anyone, including Kevin,” he said. “Of course the player has to want to stay, but we’re not worried about that at the moment,” he added.…

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Manchester City to follow up Raheem Sterling signing with £35m bid for former Chelsea flop

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Manchester City may have just made Raheem Sterling their first £100m player (via Daily Mirror), but that hasn’t stopped them planning some further big-money moves before the transfer window shuts. READ MORE: Manchester City News and Gossip Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse accused having two wives and impregnating a girl when she was 13 Raheem Sterling ready to sign five-year contract with Manchester City after £49m fee agreed According to the Daily Express, the Citizens are ready to follow up their £49m signing of the former Liverpool – with the England international…

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Manchester City handed MAJOR transfer boost as Financial Fair Play restrictions are lifted

Manchester City’s summer may now be able to kick into life, after UEFA announced that their Financial Fair Play restrictions have been lifted. READ MORE: Manchester City News Manchester City considering £35m bid for key target Paul Pogba will not join Chelsea or Man City as midfielder’s future DECIDED According to the Daily Mirror, the Premier League side must break even this summer, but they will not have to pay the two remaining instalments of a £49m fine they were slapped with for breaching the regulations. The news is likely…

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