Barcelona’s Dani Alves set to move to the Premier League?

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Barcelona full back, Dani Alves looks set to leave the Spanish outfit and make an illustrious move to the Premier League according to the Daily Mail. The Brazilian defender was giving an interview to a programme in Brazil and was quoted to say, “This will be my last season at Barcelona. Next year I will move to England. I want to …

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Jonjo Shelvey – back in the fold

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Swansea City’s Jonjo Shelvey has been welcomed back into the England fold after falling out of favour with the U21’s and senior squad. Caught in a state of limbo, Shelvey was ousted from the England set-up and told to prove his worth for Swansea and change his attitude. Yesterday, Roy Hodgson revealed that after several conversations with U21 manager, Gareth …

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Saido Berahino – ready for England

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5 goals in 8 games from the 21-year-old has put West Brom striker, Saido Berahino in the lime-light once more. Yesterday, England manager Roy Hodgson stepped up to announce his Three Lions squad just past midday and everyone was waiting in expectation to hear the name Berahino in the list. Not to be. Berahino had instead be re-called by the …

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Everton’s Mirallas set for long injury lay-off

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Everton have been dealt a heavy blow by the news that their Belgian winger Kevin Mirallas is set for a hefty spell on the sidelines. The Telegraph carry the report that the hamstring injury he suffered in Saturday’s Merseyside Derby draw with Liverpool will keep him out for a long time. Roberto Martinez admitted he was worried about the state of …

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Liverpool set to offer Daniel Sturridge bumper deal

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed to the media that the club are offering Daniel Sturridge a new contract. The Guardian believe that the wages will be around £150,000-per-week and that will put him in the top bracket of pay at Anfield. Sturridge is 25-years-old and joined Liverpool from Chelsea for £12m in January 2013. He is widely regarded as …

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Chelsea and Arsenal chase 15-year-old, Oxford

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Chelsea and Arsenal are set to do battle over a young 15-year-old defender from West Ham United. A number of outlets have reported the interest with the Daily Express believing both London clubs are close to a deal. Reece Oxford is a product of the West Ham United youth academy, a place with an excellent reputation for producing talent, and the …

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Cambridge City players apologise for on-field clash

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Cambridge City ply their trade in the Southern Premier Division, the feeder tier below the Conference North and South. They aren’t used to making the news about their sporting escapades but they have done following a mid-week debacle on the pitch. Striker Andrew Phillips, formally of Histon, has been forced to apologise to supporters, the club and his teammates after …

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Liverpool step up bid to sign Gonzalo Higuain

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Liverpool have been repeatedly linked with Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain for a number of months now. The transfer didn’t materialise in the summer but as the club currently struggle for goals, CaughtOffside.com believe a deal could be on the cards. With pressure beginning to mount of Brendan Rodgers, who appears to have failed to replace talisman Luis Suarez since his …

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Hodgson announces England squad

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Roy Hodgson has revealed his England team to play Estonia and San Marino in the Three Lions Euro 2016 Qualifiers for October. There are a few surprises for England as Jonjo Shelvey gets a call-up to the senior squad after impressing for Swansea City so far this season. Meanwhile, Nathaniel Clyne of Southampton is also brought into the fold after …

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Is Brendan Rodgers under pressure at Liverpool?

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Is Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers under pressure after a mixed start to the season with the Reds? Liverpool succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Basel last night in the Champions League, leaving them 3rd in the group sitting on 3 points, with Real Madrid to play twice in a row. Rodgers’ side have struggled once again defensively …

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England U21 squad announced

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Gareth Southgate announced his U21 side that will play in their play-off match against Croatia with the first leg on Friday 10th October. His unbeaten side who topped the group will be looking to qualify for the finals with a victory of the Croats over 2-legs. Goalkeepers: Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Sam Johnstone (Manchester United). Defenders: Calum …

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Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck places a seed of doubt in haters heads

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Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck last night placed a seed of doubt in haters heads after he bagged a Champions League hat-trick against Galatasaray. The former Manchester United striker has been burdened with criticism from fans as they insist that Welbeck simply does not score enough. To point the finger on a, still, very young player who is yet to be …

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Champions League preview: featuring Liverpool, Arsenal & Juventus

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Last night saw some fascinating action in the Champions League as Barcelona lost 3-2 away to PSG in a superb game in France, Chelsea defeated Portuguese side Sporting CP 1-0 away, Man City were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Roma and Bayern Munich were victorious in Russia against CSKA Moscow. Tonight sees a second night of ties …

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Hull Tigers? The appeal against the FA begins!

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Controversial Hull City owner Assem Allam has begun his appeal against the FA’s rejection of the club’s name change. Allam had his offer of adding ‘Tigers’ to the club’s official name instead of ‘City’ rejected by the FA and is now willing to sell the team. Hull Daily Mail have confirmed the appeal is underway by stating: “The Football Association has …

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Moyes the favourite to replace teetering Pardew

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David Moyes has become the favourite to replace Alan Pardew should the Englishman receive the sack from current club Newcastle United. The Daily Star believe this is the case with the former Everton and Manchester United boss out of work. We reported how Alan Pardew had been given a ‘stay of execution’ at Newcastle by owner Mike Ashley, despite a terrible run …

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Liverpool close in on hot prospect Dele Alli

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Liverpool are thought to be close to completing a deal to bring MK Dons wonder-kid Dele Alli to Anfield. CaughtOffside.com understand that the 18-year-old will cost the Reds about £8m. The boyhood Liverpool fans has been growing in renown of late and is believed to have been scouted by a number of Premier League clubs and even German giants Bayern Munich. …

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Sami Khedira still linked with Premier League switch

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Speculation was rife throughout the summer that Real Madrid’s German midfielder, Sami Khedira, could be on his way to the Premier League. The Daily Star report that Liverpool or Arsenal could both take him on a free in the summer of 2015 instead. Sami Khedira is in the last year of his contract with the Spanish giants and Carlo Ancelotti has …

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Champions League goal of the night – Barcelona

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Last nights Champions League games saw some well worked goals, however, none more so than this sensational pass and move passage of play by Barcelona which resulted in a goal by none other than Lionel Messi. Barcelona, despite losing 3-2 to PSG still played some majestic football in their Champions League Group Stage match and this Messi goal typifies what …

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