Real Madrid ahead of Man United in race for Reus

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Marco Reus is one of the hottest properties in world football with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal all heavily linked to the German. However, Marca and TalkSport believe that Real Madrid are ahead in the race to take him to La Liga instead of the Premier League. Marco Reus has been joined current club Borussia Dortmund in January 2012 for €17.1m …

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Russell Slade close to Cardiff City appointment

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Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has confirmed that former Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade is close to being appointed as new Bluebirds manager. Tan told Sky Sports that Slade is currently working in a ‘consultant’ role following a despite over compensation with League 1 Orient. Russell Slade, 53-years-old, won League 1 Manager of the Season last year as his Leyton Orient …

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Marek Hamsik linked with Liverpool switch

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Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik is being linked with a Liverpool transfer as reported by the Daily Mirror. The 27-year-old is currently managed by former Reds boss Rafa Benitez in Italy. In June 2007, the newly-promoted Napoli paid €5.5m for the Slovakia to secure him from Brescia. In the time since, Hamsik has become a Napoli legend playing 243 times in …

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Ill health causes Watford to change Head Coach

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Watford have been left in turmoil somewhat as Head Coach Oscar Garcia has been forced to step down after just 27 days in the job. The club confirmed that Billy McKinlay would be the new man at the helm as Garca’s health means he is unable to continue. Watford appointed the Spaniard and former Barcelona midfielder Oscar Garcia on 2 September to …

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Ramsey injury a massive blow to Arsenal & Wales

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Aaron Ramsey is set to be out for a month with a hamstring injury according to BBC Sport and this means he will miss Wales’ vital home qualifiers against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Cyprus. The 23-year-old midfielder is an important player to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal but perhaps is even more important to Chris Coleman’s Wales side. With Wales also missing …

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Ryan Bertrand hints at Southampton stay

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On loan Southampton defender, Ryan Bertrand has hinted that he may stay at Southampton and leave Chelsea in the summer. Speaking to the Metro, Bertrand said, “The situation became clear to me before I went on loan to Aston Villa (last season). I was getting those 15, 20, 25, 30-plus games a season, until I hit a stumbling block,” he …

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Villa, Sunderland and Southampton ready to pounce for United winger

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Premier League trio, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Southampton are all ready to pounce for Manchester United winger, Ashley Young in the summer according to the Express. Young has been on the books at United for 3 years after joining from Aston Villa in 2011. The winger is however now deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford after falling down the pecking …

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Manchester United’s Juan Mata back off to Spain?

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  Is Manchester United playmaker, Juan Mata set to leave the club and return to former Spanish club, Valencia? Well, that is the view of the Daily Star who have suggested that Valencia are weighing up a loan move for the Spaniard in January before they splash out £30m on securing the services of their former star. Mata has only recently joined …

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Southampton, QPR and Everton feature in our goal of the week!

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This week saw some absolute “Thronkers” as BBC presenter Dan Walker would say. The Premier League was inundated with some sublime strikes; but which was the best? Here are the candidates… Graziano Pelle v QPR Charlie Austin v Southampton Phil Jagielka v Liverpool Which “Thronker” was your favourite?

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Rooney apologises for his red card

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A moment of pure madness from Wayne Rooney ended in dismay after the Manchester United and England captain received a red card for his outburst on West Ham’s Stuart Downing. It was the first time Rooney has seen red since March 2009; a surprising yet encouraging fate for a man who was prone to losing his temper on the field. …

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Premier League preview: Featuring Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal

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After the distraction of the Capital One Cup mid-week, the Premier League returns this weekend! We have some phenomenal ties ahead including the Merseyside Derby at Anfield and the North-London Derby at the Emirates Stadium. Not only that but Manchester United host West Ham United who will fancy their chances and third placed Aston Villa travel to pacesetters Chelsea on …

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Liverpool target Sergi Roberto signs new contract

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Barcelona’s 22-year-old midfielder Sergi Roberto has signed a new contract until June 2019 the Catalan club have announced. Sergi Roberto has been heavily linked with a Premier League move in recent seasons with Liverpool often thought to be a likely destination. Sergi Roberto was joined by Barça president Josep Maria Bartomeu, Director of Sport & former player Andoni Zubizarreta and …

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Balotelli not world class yet – Liverpool’s Rodgers

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Brendan Rodgers has admitted that his £16m signing Mario Balotelli is not yet world class like they player they sold to Barcelona, Luis Suarez. ITV Sport carry the quotes from Rodgers who also says when Suarez arrived in Liverpool, he neither was world class. Mario Balotelli started his career at small Italian club Lumezzane before moving to Serie A giants Inter …

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Manchester United set to offer Mata for Miranda

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Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal is preparing to bolster his hurting defence in January with the signing of Miranda from Atlético Madrid. The Daily Express report that Juan Mata could be offered as a make-weight in the deal. Miranda is a 30-year-old Brazilian who has 9 caps for his country and the defender was heavily linked to Old Trafford …

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Arsene Wenger critical of Frank Lampard loan move

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Arsene Wenger has blasted Manchester City and Frank Lampard for the loan move that saw him return to the Premier League following his Chelsea departure. The Daily Mirror report how Wenger has questioned the legality of the move. Frank Lampard left Chelsea after 13 years at the club where he became the Blues’ all-time goalscorer and won 3 Premier League trophies, 4 …

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Manchester United’s Anderson set for India move?

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Manchester United outcast Anderson is rumoured to be heading to India as the inaugural Super League kicks off in three weeks. The Daily Star report that Pune could be his destination for a short stay in Asia. Anderson Luís De Abreu Oliveira, to quote his full name, joined Manchester United in May 2007 for around £20m from Porto but has since …

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Manchester United set to field youthful defence

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Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal has revealed he only has one recognised defender in his United squad after his defenders have suffered a series of injuries and suspensions. Speaking to BBC Sport, Van Gaal said, “All three of my right-sided centre-halves are out, so I’ll have to go to the youth system.” Reprimanded for his sides lack of defensive …

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Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen decides against new deal

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Tottenham Hotspurs defender Jan Vertonghen has revealed to Sky Sports that he has decided against signing a new deal with the club. The Belgian has lost his place in the starting XI in the past few weeks, but has not suggested this is linked with his decision.  “I am not signing. We agreed not to and I would prefer not to say …

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Ricky Van Wolfswinkel finally scores for St Etienne!

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On loan St Etienne striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel has finally scored. The Dutch striker who is still contracted to Norwich City has endured an nightmare run since his last goal. Van Wolfswinkel was signed by Norwich City at the beginning of last season from Sporting Lisbon for a fee around £7.5m. A player who was expected to score goals for …

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Could Lampard stay with Manchester City beyond January?

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Could Frank Lampard be set to prolong his stay at the Etihad? Speaking to BBC Sport, the former England midfielder said, “I’m signed here until January, so that’s all I can say at the minute,” said ex-Chelsea player Lampard.” An argument has been proposed to Lampard that he does not need to return to the USA for pre-season training as he …

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