Zlatan Ibrahimovic breaks a record

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, last night broke a record and became Sweden’s all-time-leading-goalscorer for his country. The PSG striker bagged two goal against Estonia last night to secure himself as the most prolific man to represent Sweden. It was Ibrahimovic’s 99th outing for his country and the former Barcelona star pipped Sven Rydell’s previous record of 49 goals which was set in …

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Guidetti completes move to Celtic

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Yesterday we reported that Manchester City striker, John Guidetti’s transfer to Celtic appeared to be in doubt after the Scottish club failed to submit the paperwork on time. Celtic appealed to FIFA who yesterday, granted permission for the Hoops to complete the signing of the Swedish on a season-long-loan. BBC Sport reported that a Fifa spokesperson said: “After checking the documentation …

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Alvaro Negredo booed off at Valencia unveiling

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Alvaro Negredo made a late deadline day move to Valencia on Monday evening but The Independent have reported how he was booed at his unveiling. The 29-year-old joined on an initial season-long loan deal that contains a clause which means Valencia will be obliged to purchase him for €27m. Negredo was shown off to 11,000 fans at Valencia’s Mestalla stadium …

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Manchester United want to re-sign Paul Pogba

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Manchester United are thought to be on the trail of their former player Paul Pogba. The Daily Express report that this deal will cost them around £60m with Chelsea their main competition for the Frenchman. Pogba played 3 Premier League games for the Red Devils in Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign at the club but he admitted himself that it was …

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Fabio Borini included in Liverpool squad

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Fabio Borini is perhaps a shock inclusion in Liverpool’s Premier League squad that was officially submitted yesterday afternoon. The 23-year-old was subject to a number of bids over the transfer window with Sunderland and QPR close to signing the forward. Each club are required to enter a squad list of 25 players, of which 8 must be homegrown and players …

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Ronaldinho to Basingstoke Town?!?!

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  Ronaldinho, the Brazilian legend, has been offered a contract by Basinstoke Town to join them in the sixth tier of English football. Yes, you read that correctly, Basingstoke Town want Ronaldinho and the local paper are reporting the bid is officially on table!! Ronaldinho started his career in his native Brazil with Grêmio before earning a move in 2001 …

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Argentina win World Cup final rematch!

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Last night whilst most of Britain chose between the Great British Bake Off or the snore-fest that was England v Norway, Germany and Argentina took part in a World Cup final rematch. The cracker of a game finished 4-2 to Argentina with the hosts overwhelmed, namely by new Manchester United signing Angel Di Maria. Di Maria cost Manchester United almost …

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Marcos Rojo granted Manchester United work permit

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New summer Manchester United signing Marcos Rojo has finally been granted a work permit following his move from Sporting CP. Fox Sports journalist Christian Martin, who specialises with Argentinean football, confirmed on Twitter that the paperwork has been finalised and he will head to Manchester today. The left-sided centre-back cost the Red Devils £16m on 19 August but failed to gain …

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John Guidetti’s move to Celtic on hold

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Manchester City’s John Guidetti’s proposed move to Scottish Champions Celtic fell through on deadline day after the paperwork was not submitted on time according to Sky Sports. However, Celtic have appealed to FIFA asking for the decision to be ratified leaving the deal back in the balance. The Swede has spoken out ahead of his move that currently lies in …

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Stoke City goalkeeper makes it into the Guinness Book of Records

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Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has made it into the Guinness Book of Records for the “longest goal scored in football”. In November, 2013, Begovic scored after just 13 seconds from a goal kick which caught the wind on a blustery afternoon. The goal has now been credited as the longest goal in football and is now an official record. …

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Van Persie – “Falcao must fight for his place”

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Manchester United striker, Robin Van Persie has offered a warning to Radamel Falcao that walking into the first team may not be as easy as first presumed. Despite the Colombians impressive goal-scoring record, Falcao has also walked into one of the stronger looking attacks in the Premier League; with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie, Juan Mata and …

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Ronaldo to return to United?

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Cristiano Ronaldo – currently voted the best footballer on the planet, has revealed his plans to one day re-join Manchester United. The 29-year-old forward told Sky Sports: “I love Manchester.” “Everyone knows that – I have said it many times. Manchester is in my heart. I left many good friends there, the supporters are amazing and I wish I can …

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England win but remain uninspiring

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Last night saw England overcome a resilient Norwegian side 1-0 at a subdued Wembley Stadium. A single Wayne Rooney penalty was enough to secure the win for Roy Hodgson’s men, but work is still required if the Three Lions wish to improve. An experimental squad was selected ahead of the Norway and Switzerland games during the international break, with four …

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Crystal Palace re-sign Andrew Johnson on a free

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Crystal Palace have today confirmed that Andrew Johnson has rejoined the club on a free transfer. The 33-year-old striker scored 74 goals in his first spell at the Eagles. Andrew Johnson (AJ) was once an English forward with great promise and between 2002-2006 he made his name for Crystal Palace with some excellent displays. In the 2004/05 season Palace were …

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Former Chelsea assistant named new Jordan coach

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57-year-old Ray Wilkins has today taken up a new role in international management by accepting the Jordan head coach job. The former Chelsea assistant who was most recently assistant at Fulham till February will begin planning for his first game against Malaysia on 11 October. Ray Wilkins had a career that spanned 24 years and saw him play 695 career league …

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Three agents much wealthier after summer transfers

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  Every transfer window there tends to be a big move, even in the winter January window. Whilst the players are the ones who make the headlines, earn the mega wages and sell the shirts with their names on the back, there is a group of people who allow all that to happen… Agents. Agents are often given a bad …

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Strootman tops Manchester United’s January list

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Manchester United’s squad at the end of the summer transfer window has been labelled “Galacticos” in reference to the great Real Madrid side of the early 2000s. The Daily Mail believe that come January 2015, the spending will continue with Kevin Strootman top of the list. After spending over £150m in the summer, Kevin Strootman of AS Roma, could be set …

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Liverpool sign Spain U17 international

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Liverpool have completed yet another signing but this time beyond deadline day. The club have announced the signing of Spain U17 international Madger Antonio from La Liga club Villarreal. The Daily Mirror confirm the transfer is for a nominal fee as the Antonio’s contract was set to expire at the end of this season and Villarreal feared losing the player on …

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Andorra’s pitch cleared for Wales Euro kick-off

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Wales will be pleased to hear that plans for their qualifier with Andorra on 9 September can go ahead in the knowledge that the pitch has been cleared for competitive football. UEFA had previously been unhappy at the quality of the 3G surface which made the ball role too quickly. This afternoon though, the Football Association of Wales have tweeted …

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5 under the radar transfers from the Premier League

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Transfer Deadline Day is always a media sensation with deals ongoing throughout the day; with the constant 24 hour coverage, fans are never going to miss a thing. However, sometimes with the big deals stealing the headlines; some deals do go under the radar and clubs often snap up a decent player or two. Here are our top 5 under …

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