Manchester United midfielder could join Nani at Sporting

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Manchester United midfielder, Anderson has been tipped for a surprise move which would see him link up with former United team-mate Nani. The Express have suggested that Sporting are ready to issue a £5.5m bid for the Brazilian, who like Nani, has struggled to adapt to life at Old Trafford since his arrival. The money from the Rojo deal as well …

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Roma and Juventus keen on Manchester City defender

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This morning, Sportlobster tweeted what they understand to be a transfer story that could progress in the coming days… Juventus and Roma are keen to sign £12m-rated Manchester City centre-back Matija Nastasic. [MEN] — SportlobsterFootball (@Football_SL) August 22, 2014 Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic looks to be attracting heavy attention from Italian duo, Roma and Juventus. Nastasic, 21, is poised …

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Micah Richards set for Manchester City exit

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Manchester City and England right back Micah Richards is looking set for a Manchester City exit this summer, however, the question is, to where? Touted with a move to Newcastle all summer, Richards has been out of favour at City, falling down the pecking order behind first choice, Pablo Zabaleta. With a promising future ahead of him, Richards career has …

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Spurs ready to unleash £11m bid for QPR striker

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Spurs have been subject to speculation this morning, insisting they are preparing an £11m bid for QPR and France striker Loic Remy according to the Daily Star. The 27-year-old striker was all set to announce his departure from Rangers last month as he looked to be on his way to Liverpool for £8.5m. However, due to unforeseen circumstances (believed to be …

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Blackburn reject Hull’s Jordan Rhodes bid

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Hull City have reportedly seen their bid for Blackburn Rovers’ striker Jordan Rhodes. Rhodes was subject to an enquiry from the Premier League side who seek to replace Shane Long who was sold to Southampton for £12m. Rovers’ manager Gary Bowyer has spoken of his desire to hold onto the 24 year old who signed a new contract in July but …

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Coventry City seal historic return to Ricoh Arena

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Coventry City fans will be celebrating today after it was announced the club will return to its former home of the Ricoh Arena. Coventry City went into administration in March 2013 and following a stadium rent-row they were forced to play home games in Sixfields Stadium in Northampton. The move was controversial and forced fans to travel an extra 40 …

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Celtic to miss out on South Korean target

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Celtic were given a Champions League reprieve when opponents Legia Warsaw fielded an illegible player in their qualifying tie. This meant Celtic would progress and drew 1-1 with Maribor last night leaving them with work still to do in the second leg at Celtic Park. It now though is being reported that one of their targets, Cardiff City’s Kim Bo-Kyung …

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Arsenal hunting Atléti Toby Alderweireld

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Arsenal sold captain and solid defender Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona this summer for £15m. With Per Mertesacker struggling for fitness and Laurent Koscielny their only other centre-back it appears Arsene Wenger is now hunting Atlético Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld as cover. The Daily Mirror report that the 25 year old, who was linked with heavily with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur last …

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Di Maria and Khedira both want Real Madrid exit

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This summer has been filled with speculation that Angel Di Maria and Sami Khedira are moving closer to a Real Madrid exit. Sky Sports amongst others have confirmed that both players now will both leave the Santiago Bernabéu, Manager Carlo Ancelotti has said today in his press conference that: “Di Maria asked to go in the summer and has rejected an offer …

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Mario Balotelli leaves AC Milan for Liverpool

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Yesterday we reported that Liverpool could be in the running for Mario Balotelli. This morning we brought you the news that Liverpool were officially in talks with AC Milan for Mario Balotelli. Now, AC Milan have confirmed that Balotelli has left their training ground, possibly for good! The exciting yet slightly eccentric Italian looks set to complete his Anfield move …

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Malky Mackay out of running for Palace job

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Malky Mackay has been ommitted from the running to be the next Crystal Palace job, despite being odds on favourite. The news comes in the light of when the former Norwich City defender was in charge of former club Cardiff City. Reports have circulated the media, suggesting that Mackay had sent texts of a  racial, sexist and homophobic nature according to BBC …

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Hull City looking to African star to replace Shane Long

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Hull City boss Steve Bruce has revealed that his side have had conversations with Vincent Aboubakar over a potential move. The Cameroon international has been identified as a potential replacement for Shane Long who left the Tigers to join Southampton last week. According to Sky Sports, Bruce has held talks with a number of club and strikers in a bid …

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Chelsea in control? Reflections on the first week of the Premiership

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If you can accept the inclusion of a Monday night into the concept, the opening weekend of Premier League season 2014-15 has come and gone and already every pundit is installing Chelsea as champions. So, shall we just go straight to 2015-16 instead?  Well, no. Because as, literally, all managers and players are saying in disjointed, clichéd unison, “it’s a long …

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Manchester United want Real Madrid star

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Manchester United have today been rumoured to be interested in Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso. The speculation comes as a result of Luka Modric’s new deal for Madrid whilst Toni Kroos has just made the switch to the Bernabeu, meanwhile, Sami Khedira is still knocking on the door of the first team. At 32-years-old, Alonso still possesses real quality in …

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QPR complete signing of Dutch midfielder

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QPR yesterday completed the signing of Leroy Fer from Norwich City for a fee said to be around £10m despite claims the deal is worth £8m according to BBC Sport. QPR boss Harry Redknapp captured the Dutch midfielder on a three-year-contract and Fer is now eligible to play and could make his debut this Sunday against Spurs. Redknapp spoke in the …

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Liverpool in talks with Mario Balotelli

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BBC Sport this morning posted this on Twitter, something that will either get Liverpool fans jumping for joy or find their head buried in their hands… Liverpool are in talks with AC Milan to sign Italy striker Mario Balotelli — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 21, 2014 Liverpool have been looking for a striker this season to help provide consolation for …

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Premier League duo join Norwich City

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Former Premier League duo Carlos Cuellar and Cameron Jerome have both completed switches to Championship side, Norwich City. Cuellar left Sunderland in June after being released by the Black Cats in the summer. The Spaniard made 33 appearances for Sunderland but has now found pastures new at Norwich City with his first stint in the Championship. The defender penned a one-year-deal …

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Philippe Coutinho deservedly makes Brazil squad!

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Brazil were humiliated in their home World Cup 7-1 by eventual winners Germany. That Semi-Final loss will no doubt go down in history and was the end for head coach Luis Felipe Scolari. Now, with Dunga re-instated as manager, there has been 13 changes to his first squad. The most notable addition from the Premier League is Liverpool midfielder Philippe …

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Alvaro Negredo set for La Liga return?

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Manchester City have an abundance of attacking talent and one of those is injured Spaniard Alvaro Negredo. The Daily Mirror report that Valencia could be set to offer the striker a La Liga return before the window closes. Alvaro Negredo joined Manchester City from Sevilla last summer for around £16.5m and during his 32 Premier League appearances netted 9 times as …

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