Top ten highest paid players in world football: former Sunderland striker prepares to sign £227,000 a week deal

According to the Daily Mirror, former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is close to agreeing a deal to join Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG. Should he sign, the Mirror suggest he will earn a staggering £227,000 a week, which would make him the eighth highest earning footballer in the world. READ MORE: (Images) David de Gea smiles during Man United training session but hides in his car Revealed: Memphis Depay to wear cursed number at Man United Man United stopper Victor Valdes rejects offer to join Valencia Here is the…

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Lionel Messi needs to ignore retirement calls if he wishes to be considered the greatest

Lionel Messi may already be one of the most decorated players of all-time, and is rightly considered one of the greatest the game has ever seen, but he now faces a critical decision, and one that could prove to define his legacy. He needs to decide whether to call time upon his international career. READ MORE: Manchester City closing in on a £50m deal for Raheem Sterling Jose Mourinho turns down huge pay rise to stay at Chelsea until 2019 (Video) Neymar gets wasted at house party in Brazil The…

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Lionel Messi to Turkey? Club president outlines desire to sign Barca legend

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The president of newly promoted Turkish side Antalyaspor, Gultekin Gencer, is certainly setting out his ambitions early by claiming that he wants to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi. The club have just signed a pair of Messi’s former Barca teammates – two guys you may have heard of called Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto’o. The former Ballon d’Or shortlist regulars were crucial to Barcelona’s success between 2003 and 2009, helping the club dominate domestic and European affairs by winning three La Liga titles and two Champions League trophies. And Gencer is…

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(Video) Arsenal keeper David Ospina performs STUNNING double save in Copa America clash

News this week has been dominated by Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is on the verge of linking up with Arsenal. READ MORE: Arsenal Transfer News Juventus agree to sell Arsenal target to top European club Arsenal and Chelsea urged to splash £25m on new Paul Pogba Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been concerned lately that his lack of a truly world class shot stopper is hindering his side’s title aspirations. However, an occurrence on Friday night from the Copa America may pique the Frenchman’s interest. Arsenal stopper David Ospina is…

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International century makers: 100 cap XI as Lionel Messi reaches landmark

In an already incredible career, Lionel Messi notched up another landmark last week as he became the latest great of the game to earn over 100 international caps. READ MORE: Liverpool plan bid for striker duo Petr Cech’s Arsenal move edges closer Chelsea set to miss out on Belgian star Despite Pele and Diego Maradona being among the players not to have reached the landmark, the Argentinian wizard is in some pretty special company, so here is an all-time XI made of up of the best players that have brought…

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Four players better than Eden Hazard: including Barcelona pair and former Chelsea man

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard enjoyed the best season of his glittering career this past year, and was the main reason that Jose Mourinho’s men went on to win their fourth Premier League title. Unsurprisingly, he was voted for a series of individual accolades for his efforts, including the PFA Player of the Year. READ MORE: Chelsea News and Gossip Petr Cech to discuss Chelsea exit this week, with Arsenal deal lurking Chelsea closing in on completing deal for former Manchester United striker Despite the Belgian’s wonderful displays, his rating of…

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Rivaldo’s Champions League XI: including 25 winner’s medals between them

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With various top clubs and his country, Rivaldo won practically everything there was to win in the game during his incredible career. As well as reaching two World Cup finals – winning once in 2002 – he was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1999, and won the Champions League in 2003. So there are arguably few men more qualified to select an XI made up of the names that shined while playing in Europe’s premier club competition. And his amazing team have collected a staggering 25 medals…

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Lionel Messi: I have no rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona megastar Lionel Messi has opened up on the apparent rivalry with Real Madrid counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo by claiming that it doesn’t exist because it was entirely made up by the media, the Daily Mirror reports. READ MORE: Manchester United News and Gossip United to move for Mandzukic Dani Alves alternative offered to Van Gaal The duo are undoubtedly the two greatest players in the world right now, having dominated the World Player of the Year awards since 2008 and have continuously broken all manner of goalscoring records along the…

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Top ten players with the highest transfer values: surprise Premier League name makes the top two

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Now the season is over, many football fans will be excited at the prospect of the summer transfer window, hoping that their club can negotiate an absolute bargain that is going to propel them up the table. However, they will also be cautious to avoid splashing the cash on a player that will end up on the scrapheap in 12 months’ time, discarded as a flop. The Football Observatory have compiled a list that may give a better idea of the true value of the very best players from across the…

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Champions League final 2015 combined XI: Messi and Vidal lead Juventus and Barcelona stars

With the 2015 Champions League final just a few short hours away, we came up with a stunning combined XI comprised of players from both Juventus and Barcelona to get us all in the mood. SEE MORE Manchester United transfer news Barcelona vs Juventus: Five things to expect from the Champions League final, including Messi magic & Suarez madness Champions League Final BET VICTOR Preview: Michael Owen looks ahead to Juventus v Barcelona GK: Gianluigi Buffon Not only will he be the best goalkeeper on the pitch on Saturday night,…

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