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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Bad news for Arsenal – Reus to Real?

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Bad news for Arsenal. Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund to have first option on signing Marco Reus next summer, according to El Confidencial. No fee has been definitively agreed with Dortmund for the Germany international, who has also been linked with the likes of Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United. The German was heavily tipped to make a transfer deadline day move to the Emirates, …

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Are Liverpool stronger than last season?

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The loss of Luis Suarez has taken many Liverpool fans back and damaged their confidence. However, a strong transfer window by Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has rejuvenated some belief once again at Anfield. The question is, are Liverpool stronger than last season? 31 goals in 37 games is a phenomenal fate whilst in the Premier League, something only Luis Suarez …

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Will Joel Campbell ever get a run out at Arsenal?

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Arsenal fans will be questioning Arsene Wenger’s inability to use Joel Campbell despite the excitement that has been attached to his name of late. The Costa-Rican striker showed glimpses of his quality at the World Cup and got Arsenal fans excited for the coming season. A striker who has shown a lot of promise and development over the years, Gunners …

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Cleverley joins Aston Villa

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Tom Cleverley has joined Aston Villa on loan despite the transfer window being shut, according to BBC Sport. Aston Villa have completed the loan signing of the Manchester United midfielder with the view to sign Cleverley permanently at the end of the season according to reports, however, United also have the option to recall their player in January if need be. …

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England v Norway Preview

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England take on Norway in tonight’s International friendly match at Wembley (20:00 k/o). It is the Three Lions first match after succumbing to a 0-0 draw against Costa Rica; enough to put them out of the World Cup in the Group Stages. Manager Roy Hodgson has selected a youthful side to start against the Scandinavian outfit, Hodgson last night confirming …

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Top 5 transfers of deadline day

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There were a host of surprise signings and some top quality moving to the Premier League after last nights transfer deadline day antics. We take a look at the top 5 transfer of deadline day –  5. Abel Hernandez – Hull City –  Hull City have completed the signing of Abel Hernandez for an undisclosed fee, said to be around £9.5m …

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Arsenal sign Danny Welbeck on deadline day

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Arsenal last night completed the signing of Danny Welbeck from Manchester United on transfer deadline day for a fee of £16m. Arsenal had been in the hunt for a striker after first choice striker, Olivier Giroud broke his foot in a match against Everton which sees him out of action until the new year. Meanwhile, Welbeck’s future at Manchester United …

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Manchester United confirm Radamel Falcao signing

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At long last Manchester United have their major deadline day deal as the clock goes well past midnight! Louis Van Gaal has completed his summer business with the £6m loan signing of 28-year-old Radamel Falcao from AS Monaco. The deal for Radamel Falcao was thought to have been held up by a medical for the player who arrived in Manchester …

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Kevin Doyle returns to Premier League with Palace

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The vastly experienced Kevin Doyle has made a late deadline day loan switch from Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers to Premier League side Crystal Palace. The 30-year-old striker played 155 league games for Reading scoring 55 goals before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2009 where he netted 30 in 158. Last season saw him have a loan spell at QPR during their …

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Gaston Ramirez joins Hull City on season-long loan

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Hull City and Steve Bruce have been very busy today and look to have completed their 2014 summer business with the loan signing of Gaston Ramirez from Southampton. The 23-year-old attacking midfielder was regarded as a significant coup for Southampton when he joined them for £12m from Bologna in August 2012. In his debut season he played 26 times in …

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Stoke City complete signing of Assaidi

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Stoke City have re-signed Ossouma Assaidi from Liverpool on a £1m season long loan from the Premier League’s runners up last year. Sky Sports News HQ have just tweeted the breaking news – BREAKING: Stoke City have confirmed the signing of Oussama Assaidi on a season-long loan deal. #SSNHQ #SkyDeadlineDay — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) September 1, 2014 Assaidi …

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