• Sepp Blatter: European Politicians Helped Qatar Win 2022 World Cup Hosting Rights

    NESN "FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. Blatter told Welt am Sonntag that “there were two political interventions” from..." July 05

  • Manchester City winning transfer race for Paul Pogba with British-record £71m deal looming

    Daily Mirror "With the FFP shackles off, the Blues are poised to top Barcelona's £57m bid before flying to Australia next week — and earn neighbours United a £1m windfall Manchester City are poised to break the British transfer record and sign Paul Pogba for £71million. The most sought-after player in..." July 05

  • Arsenal ‘making efforts to sign Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, Arsene Wenger wants transfer done’

    Metro "Benzema’s future is said to be ‘up in the air’ at Madrid with new manager Rafael Benitez planning to use Cristiano Ronaldo as the club’s main striker next season. A host of top teams have since been alerted to Benzema’s availability, and now Spanish newspaper AS says Arsenal are making efforts..." July 05

  • Raheem Sterling to sign for Man City for £45m as £191m spending spree begins

    Daily Star "And the mega-cash splash won’t stop there with Paul Pogba, Kevin de Bruyne and Fabian Delph all on City’s record-busting £191m wish list. City are free to break the bank after UEFA officially lifted Financial Fair Play restrictions on spending and squad size to give owner Sheikh Mansour the..." July 05

  • Nani arrives in Turkey for Fenerbahce medical ahead of £3.5million move from Manchester United

    Daily Mail "Manchester United winger Nani touched down in Turkey on Sunday afternoon ahead of his proposed move to Fenerbahce. The two clubs are currently ironing out the structure of the payment, but Nani is expected to sign a deal worth around £55,000 a week. Last week, a Fenerbahce statement simply..." July 05

  • Manchester City prepare £50m bid for Kevin De Bruyne

    The Telegraph "Manchester City are ready to offer up to £50million for Kevin De Bruyne as they prepare for a transfer battle with Paris Saint-Germain. City are prepared to make a significant bid for the Wolfsburg attacking midfielder this week and issue their first statement of intent ahead of a major summer..." July 05

  • Juventus will sell Arturo Vidal to finance move for Chelsea star Oscar

    The Express "The Chile international has apparently agreed a move to Real Madrid this summer, telling Rafa Benitez he intends to put pen-to-paper on a five-year deal. Vidal has previously been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal, but now looks set to leave Turin as Massimo Allegri attempts to keep..." July 05

  • Steven Gerrard’s first gift to his new LA Galaxy supporters — cases of California beer

    Pro Soccer Talk "Steven Gerrard knows a thing or two about forming and maintaining a special relationship with the supporters of his football club. After all, the Liverpool legend spent 17 years at his boyhood club and left this season as one of the Premier League club’s most revered and respected players of..." July 05

  • Liverpool refuse to meet Christian Benteke's £32.5m buy-out clause as deal for striker reaches impasse

    Daily Mail "Liverpool's pursuit of Christian Benteke has hit an impasse until Aston Villa give them an indication they will be prepared to drop their asking price from the £32.5million buy-out clause. Anfield manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to bring in a new centre forward to boost their tally of 52..." July 05

  • Mario Gotze's agent says he needs more support at Bayern Munich

    ESPN FC "Mario Gotze's agent has criticised Bayern Munich for not giving the Germany international enough support last season. Gotze, who threw a bad first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers game on Friday, failed to set the Bundesliga alight in his first full campaign after his World Cup-winning goal and..." July 05

  • Andres Iniesta doubts Sergio Ramos will join Man United: 'I don't think Real will let him go'

    Daily Mirror "The midfielder, who has enjoyed unprecedented success alongside Ramos with Spain, doesn't believe the centre-back is going anywhere Sergio Ramos' Spain teammate Andres Iniesta doesn't reckon the defender will be sold to Manchester United this summer. Ramos is being heavily linked with a move..." July 05

  • Former Liverpool and Chelsea right-back Glen Johnson in talks with West Ham

    The Express "Johnson was released by Liverpool this summer after six seasons at Anfield. The Reds spent £18million on the England international in 2009 but he was deemed surplus to requirements by Kop boss Brendan Rodgers. London-born Johnson, 30, is a product of the fabled West Ham academy." July 05

  • Arsenal star set for shock stay as club confirm interest in Liverpool target

    Daily Star "The Colombian goalkeeper has been linked with a move away from the Emirates due to the arrival of former Chelsea stopper Petr Cech, who joined the Gunners on Monday afternoon. Recent reports have suggested that Ospina, who moved to the Emirates last summer from French side Nice, has agreed a..." July 05

  • Manchester United looking to hijack Chelsea's £8million move for Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic

    Daily Mail "Chelsea fear Manchester United are ready to hijack their swoop for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. Jose Mourinho has identified the Stoke shot-stopper as the man he wants to replace Petr Cech, whose switch to Arsenal was confirmed last week. The Blues have been locked in talks with the Potters in..." July 05

  • Lionel Messi's family attacked in stands of Copa America final

    CBS Sports "Members of Lionel Messi's family were attacked in the stands in Santiago during the Copa America final between Argentina and Chile, Goal.com reports. According to the report, the incident occurred just before the first half ended, as Chile fans started to insult the superstar's..." July 04

  • Robin van Persie agrees personal terms with Fenerbahce

    The Guardian "The Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie is edging closer to a move to Fenerbahce after reaching an agreement in principle with the Super Lig side. It is understood that Van Persie’s agent, Kees Vos, has been in Istanbul for the past two days, involved in negotiations with the Turkish..." July 04

  • Arsenal ‘set to open talks with Barcelona regarding Pedro transfer’

    Metro "Pedro has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Barcelona despite recently signing a new contract to keep him at the club until 2019. Despite scoring 11 goals and personally claiming his fifth La Liga title last season, the 27-year-old was left frustratingly down the pecking order behind..." July 04

  • Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has reportedly rejected a deal to join Besiktas.

    The Express "Van Persie's future at Old Trafford looks uncertain with the club willing to listen to offers for the 31-year-old. And the Turkish giants have identified the Dutchman as a key target to replace outgoing Demba Ba. " July 04

  • Roma want Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko - Walter Sabatini

    ESPN FC "Roma view Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko as an ideal signing but believe it will be difficult to complete a deal for him, sporting director Walter Sabatini has said. The Serie A runners-up are concerned that the Bosnia international, who cost City £27 million in 2011 and is on a lucrative..." July 04

  • 'Radamel Falcao took huge pay cut to join Blues'

    The Telegraph "Chelsea are paying new signing Radamel Falcao less than half his £265,000-a-week salary at Monaco, according to reports. The Colombian striker completed his season-long loan move to Stamford Bridge on Friday, and it has now been claimed that he has taken a huge pay cut to seal the..." July 04

  • Angel di Maria is on a level with Lionel Messi and WILL justify his £59.7m tag next season, claims Marcos Rojo

    Daily Mirror "Marcos Rojo has backed Manchester United team-mate Angel di Maria to justify his British record £59.7million transfer fee next season. Di Maria had a tough time following his move from Real Madrid. Poor form, injuries and an attempted break-in at his family home combined to make his first..." July 04

  • QPR reject $18 million Leicester City bid for Charlie Austin

    Pro Soccer Talk "Charlie Austin is a hot commodity on the transfer market, but his services are going to come at a cost. After tallying 18 goals in his first Premier League campaign last season with Queens Park Rangers and heading into the final year of his contract, the R’s are looking to cash in on their top..." July 04

  • Atletico Madrid fans won't forgive David de Gea if he leaves Manchester United for Real, claims former team-mate

    Daily Mail "Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been warned Atletico Madrid fans will not forgive him if he joins cross-city rivals Real. The 24-year-old has this week been seen in Madrid, increasing speculation he will leave Old Trafford for the Bernabeu. He insisted he was there only to..." July 04

  • Manchester United to improve offer for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin

    The Guardian "Manchester United are poised to make a second bid for Morgan Schneiderlin after Southampton rejected an opening offer of around £20m for the midfielder. Louis van Gaal is keen to add the Frenchman to his squad before the club fly out for the summer tour of the United States on 13 July. That..." July 04

  • Lukas Podolski: Arsenal striker set to join Galatasaray

    BBC "Striker Lukas Podolski has left Arsenal to join Galatasaray, according to the Turkish champions. The club say the Germany international, 30, will complete the move on Saturday following a medical. Podolski moved to Arsenal from German side FC Koln in 2012 for a reported £11m and scored 31..." July 04

  • Aston Villa set to sign Idrissa Gueye for £9m next week as Lille midfielder passes medical and agrees terms

    Daily Mail "Idrissa Gueye has passed a medical at Aston Villa and is set to complete his £9million move from Lille next week. Manager Tim Sherwood played a key role in convincing the box-to-box midfielder to join the club after talks at Bodymoor Heath training ground on Thursday and Friday. Gueye has..." July 04

  • Liverpool in talks for Internacional's Allan - sources

    ESPN FC "Liverpool are in discussions to sign Brazilian teenage midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza from Internacional, sources have told ESPN FC. The 18-year-old would cost around £500,000 if the deal went through. Allan impressed Reds scouts as he helped his team with the Frenz International Cup,..." July 04

  • West Brom's £150 million Chinese takeover confirmed - and Tony Pulis will keep his job

    Daily Mirror "West Brom are set to be taken over before the first game of the season by new Chinese owners who have agreed to pay in excess of £150million. Albion have confirmed they have entered into an ­exclusive agreement to sell the Midlands club. Baggies owner Jeremy Peace has decided to cash in on..." July 04

  • Ex-Liverpool star Steven Gerrard to make LA Galaxy debut July 17

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Galaxy's latest star signing will take the pitch for his first game on July 17. Steven Gerrard, Liverpool legend and do-it-all midfielder, met with his new team on Friday and will formally be introduced on July 7. The MLS club expects him to be fit for his debut 10 days later at..." July 03

  • UEFA lifts Financial Fair Play sanctions on Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain

    Pro Soccer Talk "Directors, players, coaches and fans of Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain will feel like a weight has been lifted off their shoulders. That’s because European soccer’s governing body, UEFA, announced on Friday that it has lifted sanctions on City and PSG after both clubs fueled by..." July 03

  • Man City line up £150m transfer spree on Sterling, Pogba and De Bruyne after UEFA lift FFP caps

    Daily Mail "Manchester City have been cleared to embark on a huge summer spending spree after UEFA confirmed that Financial Fair Play restrictions on the club are being lifted. City’s transfer budget was capped at £49million last summer and their Champions League squad cut to 21 players for breaching FFP..." July 03

  • Chelsea signs Radamel Falcao on season-long loan from Monaco

    The Score "Another year, another loan spell for Radamel Falcao. Hopefully a new city will help him regain some semblance of scoring ability. Chelsea confirmed Friday what has long been rumoured, announcing the signing of the Colombian striker on a season-long loan. Falcao, 29, is coming off a miserable..." July 03

  • Sergio Ramos is 'determined to leave' PLUS Majority in Real Madrid fan poll vote SELL

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United target Sergio Ramos will not change his mind about leaving Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain. Earlier this week the centre-back, 29, told Bernabeu bosses to open negotiations with United after the Premier League outfit lodged a £28.6m bid for his services. Madrid..." July 03

  • U.S. soccer changes captain, from Clint Dempsey to Michael Bradley

    Tennessean "When the U.S. men's national soccer team takes the field Friday against Guatemala, it will do so with a new captain. In the aftermath of forward Clint Dempsey's three-game Major League Soccer suspension following an ejection last month, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Thursday that midfielder..." July 03

  • Real Madrid target David De Gea can only leave United for record fee - sources

    ESPN FC "Manchester United will keep Real Madrid target David De Gea for a further year if they do not receive a world-record transfer fee for a goalkeeper, sources have told ESPN FC. United are willing to run the risk of losing the 24-year-old Spain international on a free transfer rather than sell him..." July 03

  • Steven Gerrard reveals he turned down 'opportunities around Europe' to join LA Galaxy

    Daily Star "The Liverpool legend called time on his illustrious Anfield career earlier this year and is set to make his LA Galaxy debut on 17 July against San Jose Earthquakes. And the former England captain has admitted he wasn't short of offers when he decided to leave Brendan Rodgers' side. He told..." July 03

  • Manchester City ‘chasing transfer deal for Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph’

    Metro "Manchester City are believed to be close to wrapping up a deal for Aston Villa’s England international midfielder Fabian Delph. Delph, 25, was a pivotal figure last season for Villa as they preserved their Premier League status and reached the FA Cup final. City’s midfield options have been..." July 03

  • Napoli reject approach for Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain

    The Express "The Argentina international has been linked with a move away from the Serie A outfit following the departure of Rafa Benitez to Real Madrid. Paris Saint-Germain are said to be lining up a bid as Zlatan Ibrahimovic nears a return to AC Milan, but Higuain apparently his his heart on a move to the..." July 03

  • Liverpool complete signing of Barcelona's 16-year-old wonderkid Bobby Adekanye

    Daily Mail "Liverpool have completed the signing of teenager Bobby Adekanye from Barcelona. The 16-year-old announced the move on his Instagram page, where he posted a photo of himself at Liverpool. Adekanye has been on loan at PSV Eindhoven and was one of five transfers to Barcelona's youth system..." July 03

  • Former Real Madrid boss Guus Hiddink has emerged as a shock contender for the vacant Leicester City job

    Metro "Former Real Madrid, Chelsea and Netherlands manager Guus Hiddink has emerges a shock favourite for the vacant Leicester city manager’s position. Dutchman Hiddink resigned from managing his national side on Monday having spent 10 months as the successor to Louis van Gaal. With Leicester’s..." July 03

  • Arsenal will only listen to huge offers for Santi Cazorla from Atletico Madrid

    Daily Star "Diego Simeone's side have been tracking the Gunners star for around two years. And the Mail reports that the Spanish side are now set to make a fresh bid for the playmaker. The club's Argentinian boss wants Cazorla to replace Arda Turan, who looks certain to leave the club this summer." July 03

  • Agent: Lukas Podolski is leaving Arsenal this summer

    The Express "Podolski, joined the Gunners in 2012, but fell out of favour with Arsene Wenger and was sent on loan to Inter Milan in January. But the German's struggles continued in Italy, where he scored just one goal in 17 appearances. The 30-year-old has attracted interest from Turkish side Galatasaray..." July 03

  • Barcelona have €80m Paul Pogba bid rejected by Juventus

    ESPN FC "Juventus turned down an offer from Barcelona for Paul Pogba of €80 million, Bianconeri managing director Giuseppe Marotta confirmed as he reiterated that the young France star is not for sale. Pogba, 22, is one of the most coveted targets in the upcoming transfer window, and there has been much..." July 02

  • US ask Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials

    Pro Soccer Talk "The United States has submitted a request to Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested during the dramatic dawn raids on May 27. The request comes in line with a 40-day deadline, as the three current and four former FIFA officials currently under arrest in Switzlerland have all..." July 02

  • Javier Hernandez taken to hospital with suspected broken collarbone

    Sporting News "Manchester United attacker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez left Mexico's friendly against Honduras in the 41st minute Wednesday and could miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a collarbone injury. The Mexican Football Federation confirmed the striker was taken to a hospital with a suspected broken..." July 02

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger told to make up his mind over Bayern Munich future

    Daily Mirror "Pep Guardiola has piled the pressure on Manchester United target Bastian Schweinsteiger to decide on his future. United want to sign the Germany World Cup-winning midfielder in what would be a stunning coup for Louis van Gaal's side. Van Gaal, who converted Schweinsteiger from a wide player..." July 02

  • Manchester City are ‘targeting £25m Karim Bellarabi transfer’

    Metro "Manchester City have turned their transfer attentions to £25million rated German winger Karim Bellarabi. Bellarabi, who has been linked to a move to Premier League rivals Arsenal in the past, has been earmarked by Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini as he looks to add strength in-depth to..." July 02

  • Manchester United won't lower £35m asking price for Real Madrid target De Gea

    The Express "And United sources have revealed Real have yet to make an offer for the goalkeeper. Spanish newspaper AS claimed United have lowered their asking price for goalkeeper De Gea to around £25m, nearer to Real's valuation which is believed to be around £15m. But senior United sources insist they..." July 02

  • Barcelona set to beat Chelsea to the £25m signing of Arda Turan

    Daily Mail "Barcelona are confident of beating Chelsea to the signing of Arda Turan with the player expected to complete the £25million move as soon as personal terms are finalised. Barca coach Luis Enrique requested the 28-year-old Atletico Madrid midfielder be signed before he went on holiday. It now..." July 02

  • Sergio Ramos only wants to sign for Manchester United - Ramon Calderon

    ESPN FC "Sergio Ramos has told Real Madrid officials he will only leave the club to join Manchester United, according to former Real president Ramon Calderon. Ramos, 29, has been strongly linked with a move to United this summer, although his mother said this week he does not want to leave Real for Old..." July 02

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