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Chelsea’s Didier Drogba ends his international career

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Chelsea striker Didier Droga has ended his Ivory Coast international career at the age of 36. He picked up 104 caps for his country scoring an impressive 65 goals during the 12 years. His career for The Elephants saw him become his nation’s all-time top goalscorer, winning Ivory Coast Player of the Year 3 times in 2006, 2007 and 2012 …

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Liverpool to focus attention on Cavani?

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Yesterday we reported how Liverpool were in a battle with Manchester City and Real Madrid for Monaco forward Radamel Falcao. However, it now appears Real Madrid are set to win that race and so the Liverpool Echo believe the Reds will switch their attention to PSG striker Edinson Cavani. With Luis Suarez now a Barcelona player, Brendan Rodgers will have to …

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Vermaelen’s replacement – Arsenal’s options

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In spite of Arsene Wenger insistence that Arsenal don’t need another centre back the sale of  Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona means that cover for Kos and the BFG is pretty high on his agenda now. The ideal player needs to be experienced, left footed and, is he ends up playing with Mertesacker, pretty mobile too. Wenger has had his eye on …

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Arsenal Agree £15m Transfer Fee With Barcelona for Thomas Vermaelen

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The BBC has confirmed that Arsenal have agreed a £15million fee for centre back Thomas Vermaelen with Barcelona. The 28 year old Belgian left footer is now working on agreeing personal terms, and will then be attending a medical at the Nou Camp later this week. Vermaelen was the subject of Manchester’s interest, though the Reds’ bid of £7 million was …

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Manchester United step up Daley Blind chase as Vermaelen deal collapses

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Manchester United are rumoured to be increasing their efforts to sign Dutch defender Daley Blind as Louis Van Gaal looks to strengthen his defence with a powerful left-footed defender and potentially experiment with a 3-5-2 formation. After losing key defenders Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, United have a gap to fill and 24 year old Blind not only fits the bill but he also …

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PSG end Di Maria pursuit! Man Utd back in?

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News have broken that PSG have pulled out of a bid to sign Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria after the club described him as “too expensive”. Are Manchester United back in the hunt for the Argentine? The Guardian contains the quote from Paris Saint Germain president Nassel Al-Khelaifi: “We spoke to Real about Di María but he was too expensive.” …

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Liverpool face tough battle for Falcao

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Liverpool are reported to be chasing Colombian forward Radamel Falcao according to journalist Mina Rzouki. However, The Guardian are led to believe that Real Madrid are the most likely club to secure the player ahead of the Reds and Manchester City. Brendan Rodgers is understood to have made an enquiry into the Monaco striker as a replacement for Luis Suarez who …

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Leicester target former Real Madrid & Inter star!

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Leicester City are in the process of trying to sign a former Real Madrid and Inter Milan star according to the Daily Mirror. They believe the Foxes have made an audacious £5m contract offer to Esteban Cambiasso to bolster their midfield. Nigel Pearson’s promoted side would love to add the experience of the 33 year old Argentine who has 52 …

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Cech’s dilemma – stay at Chelsea or head to France?

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When it comes to goalkeepers José Mourinho is spoilt for choice. Thibaut Courtois has returned after three seasons at Atletico, and at just 32 Peter Cech has a few years left in him. Mourinho has said he will give both keepers an equal shot at the starting position. The rumour is, however, that it is more than likely Courtois will …

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Five Championship games to get excited about this weekend

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Domestic football returns this weekend with the kick off of the football league! At Brandish.tv we love football and so it’s time to take a look at one of my personal favourite leagues, the Sky Bet Championship. Here is five matches to get excited about for this first weekend of action:   BLACKBURN ROVERS V CARDIFF CITY – Friday 8 …

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Arsenal turn attention to Brazilian midfielder

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Arsenal have already made arguably one the signings of the summer with Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez joining the club, the Daily Express report that they aren’t done yet though. After chasing and seemingly failing to capture Colombian Juan Quintero it is now believed they are after Brazilian Douglas Costa. Arsene Wenger refused to bid the asking price of £32m for Juan Quintero …

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Man City Mangala deal to be done by Saturday

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It’s a transfer rumour that has been going on throughout the summer but according to the Daily Mirror it is nearly completed. Porto’s Eliaquim Mangala is set to move to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium for £32m. The French centre-back (who can also play left-back) is only 23 years of age and moved to Porto from Standard Liège for €7.5m in August …

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One to watch: QPR’s Jordon Mutch

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Yesterday Queen’s Park Rangers completed the £6m signing of Jordon Mutch from Cardiff City, in my opinion, he’s certainly a player to look out for this season! Let’s take a look at the young Englishman then: JORDON MUTCH Position: Midfielder Nationality: English Age: 22 (02/12/1991) Height: 6ft 2in (1.88m) Weight: 81kg Previous Clubs: Cardiff City, Birmingham City, Watford (loan), Doncaster Rovers (loan), Hereford United (loan) Cardiff City …

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Atletico have their eyes on World Cup star Andre Schurrle

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Chelsea’s 23 year old Chelsea striker, Andre Schurrle has apparently become the focus of interest from top Spanish club Atletico Madrid. Schurrle may have been part of the side that won the World Cup for Germany, but he has struggled to get regular game time at Chelsea and with Drogba rejoining and Diego Costa as a new recruit, his chances of starting on a regular …

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Man United and Tottenham set for Depay battle

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PSV Eindhoven are bracing themselves for a bidding war as Tottenham Hotspur get ready to nab Manchester United target Memphis Depay away from the Red Devils. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf and the Daily Star report the offer for the 20 year old would need to around £16m to complete the deal. Depay, aged 20, has been at PSV since 2006 and has …

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Liverpool complete seventh summer signing

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Liverpool have today confirmed the signing of their seventh player this summer with a deal for Atlético Madrid right-back Javier Manquillo. The transfer will be an initial two year loan deal with the option for Liverpool to purchase Manquillo for £5m should he impress in England. The announcement has delighted many Red’s fans who wish to see some competition or even …

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