Aston Villa a “forward step” – Tom Cleverley

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New Aston Villa signing Tom Cleverley has said that his move to Villa Park is a “forward step”. He told the club how delighted he was with the move and at the prospect of linking up with his old friend Fabian Delph. Cleverley also spoke about the impressive club facilities as well as the ease in which he has settled …

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Arsenal players stole Danny Welbeck from Spurs

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Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta and vice captain Per Mertesacker were vital in the signing of Danny Welbeck from Manchester United on deadline day. The Daily Star understand the England striker was set for Tottenham Hotspur before both players urged the club to act. North-London rivals Spurs were on the verge of sealing the signing but when Arteta and Mertesacker met the …

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Manchester United dealt Kevin Strootman blow

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Manchester United’s hunt for Kevin Strootman has been dealt a blow as Roma’s Sporting Director, Walter Sabatini, has denied the midfielder is for sale. We had previously linked Manchester United to the Netherlands international who is also a target for Paris Saint-Germain. Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted a quote from Sabatini: “Man United wants Strootman? Could be their idea, but we …

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Valencia try to hang on to Chelsea & Arsenal target

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Valencia are desperately trying to offer young forward Paco Alcácer a new contract after he broke into the full Spanish side. TalkSport believe they are in competition with Chelsea and Arsenal to keep hold of their new star. The 21-year-old number 9 has been at Valencia since 2005 and has recently shot to fame. In 2012/13 Alcácer played 20 times …

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Barcelona’s Neymar misses from 4 yards for Brazil

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Neymar is one of the best players in the world, there is no arguments about that! However, the Barcelona winger embarrassed himself last night as he hit the crossbar in front of an open goal from 4 yards! To top it all, the player looked so surprised he had missed he even forgot to go for the rebound that would’ve …

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Arsenal target Barcelona youngster Samper

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19-year-old Barcelona starlet Sergi Samper is reportedly a target for Arsene Wenger this January. The Metro are one of a number of outlets who believe “the new Cesc Fabregas” would make an excellent addition to Arsenal. Samper’s contract at the Catalan giants contains a £9.6m buy-out clause and this means Wenger could decide to invest in Arsenal’s future with the …

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Dani Alves set for Liverpool or Man Utd switch?

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Barcelona right-back Dani Alves has emerged as a surprise transfer target for both Liverpool and Manchester United come January. The Daily Express report that the Brazilian international could be set for a Premier League switch. Dani Alves looked set to leave the Nou Camp this summer but signed a 1-year contract extension to stay with the Catalan outfit. New manager Luis …

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink – “I would talk to Leeds United”

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Former Leeds United striker, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has declared his interest in the vacant managerial position at Elland Road. Speaking to Sky Sports, the former Dutch striker said, “Leeds United is a wonderful big club where I had two great years. If they want to talk to me, of course I would talk.” “I’ve got experience, I know I could take the …

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Rooney starts “players only meetings” for England

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New England captain, Wayne Rooney has revealed to BBC Sport that he has set up “players only meetings” for England as the players look to voice their opinions and have time to gel as a team. “We have had meetings among ourselves, just players in the rooms, watching videos and discussing how we can do better as a team,” Rooney, 28, said. …

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Ramsey injured on Wales duty

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Arsenal midfield and key player, Aaron Ramsey has picked up an awkward ankle injury whilst on international duty with Wales. There had been much dispute over the conditions of Andorra’s 3G pitch. Gareth Bale had said it was “the worst pitch I’ve ever played on” and it appears it may have been the cause of Ramsey’s knock. Wales manager Chris …

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Everton sign 15 year old Northampton Town starlet

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Everton have completed the signing of 15-year-old Fraser Hornby. Hornby was on the books at Northampton Town but has since joined Everton who are an established Premier League side, to further his promising career. Northampton Town have expressed their mixed emotions towards the transfer; they feel the EPPP (Elite Player Performance Plan) does not help clubs of their size. Speaking …

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QPR could face Football League ban

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QPR could be facing a ban from the Football League if they fail to pay what could be a huge fine. QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has indicated he would appeal against a fine from the Football League, which would be around £54m if losses for Rangers’ promotion season matched the huge sum, £64.5m such as was in 2012/2013. Speaking to BBC …

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Bale double saves Welsh blushes

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Real Madrid superstar, Gareth Bale had to single-handedly get his country out a bit of bother after Wales came from 1-0 down against Andorra in their opening Euro 2016 qualifying match. The former Spurs winger scored a late free-kick to give Wales all three points. Andorra took the lead through a penalty have Neil Taylor had been adjudged to have …

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Don’t touch Zlatan Ibrahimovic!

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Check out this humorous video from last night as Austria drew 1-1 with Sweden in Vienna. 1860 Munich forward Rubin Okotie dared to touch Zlatan Ibrahimovic and well, as you can see… He wasn’t best pleased by it! Zlatan was understandably disappointed by the heartbreak of a failed World Cup qualification and as rumours of an impending retirement continue, the …

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Spain pummel Macedonia 5-1

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Spain finally began a recovery process from their World Cup humiliation last night with a 5-1 drubbing of Macedonia in their opening Euro 2016 qualification campaign. With 5 different goal scorers, Spain can be pleased with the performance that saw them put to bed recent displays of goals conceded and not many scored. The squad had 7 changes to the …

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Florent Malouda denies Birmingham City link

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Former Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda has sent out a Tweet denying links to Birmingham City following reports that the Frenchman was set to join. His humorous Tweet made reference to the Ice bucket Challenge craze that swept social media: “Just saw another story linking me with a championship club. I don’t know any Lee Clark. Must be ice bucket challenge …

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Robbie Fowler applies for vacant Leeds United role

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Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has reportedly applied for the vacant Leeds United manager role, this is according to Sky Sports. The Elland Road outfit are currently looking for a new manager following the sacking of new summer appointment Dave Hockaday. Robbie Fowler enjoyed a phenomenally successful time in the Premier League with Liverpool, Leeds United, Manchester City, Blackburn and a …

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Arsenal, Liverpool & Spurs fight for Candreva

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Lazio are desperate to hold onto their star man Antonio Candreva and are reportedly set to sit down and offer him a new contract. The Daily Express believe the Serie A club will put increased wages and the captaincy on the table to tie him down till 2019. Antonio Candreva signed for Lazio in January 2012 on an initial loan deal …

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Liverpool’s Glen Johnson set for the Serie A?

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Glen Johnson has been at Liverpool since 2009 but the Daily Mirror believe his spell in the Premier League could be coming to an end. Juventus are thought to be interested in the right-back. Johnson, 30-years-old, has played 143 Premier League games for Liverpool and has also had spells at Portsmouth, Chelsea and West Ham United in the country’s top …

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