Liverpool starlet leaves for pastures new

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Oussama Assaidi’s torrid time at Liverpool has finally come to its end after the Moroccan international completed a move to Al Ahli Club in Dubai according to BBC Sport. The 26-year-old joined the reds from Dutch side Heerenveen in 2012 but found life hard in Merseyside and was duly loaned out to Stoke City. Assaidi only managed 12 appearances for …

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James Rodriguez wins goal of the year award

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Real Madrid superstar, James Rodriguez has won the goal of the year award with his stunning World Cup volley for Colombia against Uruguay. Meanwhile, Irishwoman, Stephanie Roche’s sensational volley came in second whilst Robin Van Persie’s incredible header for the Netherlands against Spain, came in third. Roche landed 33% of the public vote to Rodriguez’s 42% of the 3.3 million …

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Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world footballer of the year after picking up the Ballon d’Or award in yesterday’s ceremony. Ronaldo pipped arch rival, Lionel Messi from Barcelona and Bayern Munich goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer to the award. Ronaldo successfully defended his world player of the year status convincingly with 37.66% of all votes, winning for a third time. Barcelona …

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Arsenal & Manchester United – Van Dijk a summer deal

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Both Arsenal and Manchester United have Celtic’s centre-back Virgil van Dijk in their sights but according to the Daily Star, the Dutchman will remain at Celtic Park until the end of the 2014/15 campaign. At just 23-years-old the Celtic defender has a fantastic future ahead of him and is thought to be desperate to make the step up to the …

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Leicester City – Foxes lead Naughton January race

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Leicester City, who have already spent £9m on a new striker, are set to spend again with Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Naughton the target. According to the Daily Mirror, the Foxes have offered £3m for Naughton who is free to leave White Hart Lane. Kyle Naughton is 26-years-old and he began his career in the Sheffield United youth system. Naughton …

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Liverpool – Neto the new keeper the Reds need?

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It is understood by the Daily Mirror that Liverpool will seek to close their goalkeeping crisis by signing Fiorentina stopper Neto. The Brazilian could cost as little as £2m for Brendan Rodgers to bring him to Anfield. Neto is 25-years-old and began his career in Brazil with Atletico Paranaense, playing 36 matches for the first team after graduating their youth …

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Swansea City – Cisse seen as Bony replacement

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Swansea City fans will be feeling mixed about the news that their forward Wilfried Bony is set to depart South Wales for Manchester City. However with a fee of £28m, the news will significantly be softened. According to Wales Online, the Swans now target Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse as a replacement. Papiss Cisse is 29-years-old and spent his youth with …

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Manchester United – Youngster Laporte targeted!

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Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal is rumoured to be on the verge of agreeing a deal for Athletic Bilbao’s star youngster Aymeric Laporte. According to the Daily Star, the Red Devils lead the way for his signature, despite interest from Chelsea, Arsenal and a whole host of European clubs. Just 20-years-old, Laporte spent time with the SU Agen, Bayonne …

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Stoke City want Manchester City striker

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Stoke City are said to be lining up an outrageous loan bid to sign, Bosnian international, Eden Dzeko according to reports from Sky Sports.. The striker has found his opportunities limited this season, falling down the pecking order behind the likes of Aguero and Jovetic. Meanwhile, Stoke city, Mark Hughes is looking to bolster his attacking options for the Potters. …

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Messi to stay at Barcelona

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Lionel Messi has quashed any rumours suggesting he is about to leave Barcelona, according to BBC Sport. Reports suggested that Messi wanted to depart the club after having a “row” with head coach, Luis Enrique. However, the Argentine has revealed all rumours are indeed “a lie”. “I have no intentions of leaving for any team, not Chelsea nor Manchester City,” …

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MLS swap deal on the cards? Defoe out, Altidore in?

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MLS side, Toronto FC are enquiring as to whether they can arrange a swap deal that would see Jermain Defoe and Jozy Altidore swap positions at the club. Defoe joined the Canadian club just 4 months ago but has already been tipped to leave the side despite signing a four-year-contract with the club. Meanwhile, Sunderland paid £7m for American striker, …

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Liverpool Latest: Balotelli out, Higuain and Romero in?

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Liverpool are ready to relieve Mario Balotelli of his nightmare tenure at Anfield in the hope to free up funds to sign duo, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Romero according to the Express. Balotelli has found life hard at Merseyside and has struggled to settle as he would have hoped. Rumours have re-surfaced that Liverpool are keen to offload the Italian …

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Arsenal defender suffers avoidable injury

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Arsenal will once again bemoan an avoidable injury after French defender, Mathieu Debuchy sustained a dislocated shoulder after receiving a shove from Stoke City midfielder, Marko Arnautovic. Debuchy was shepherding the ball out for a goal kick when the Stoke player pushed the former Newcastle defender and he fell down the steep slope onto the advertising boards. The 29-year-old has …

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Tottenham Hotspur – Rabiot set for loan switch but no Ings

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Tottenham Hotspur fans are desperate for their club to add some bodies this winter with a number of targets sighted by Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino. The Times believe Adrien Rabiot is prepared to join on loan but Burnley’s striker Danny Ings won’t be signing. Adrien Rabiot had a number of teams where he developed through his youth career including a …

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Manchester United – De Gea offered mega new contract

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Manchester United are desperate to put an end to speculation linking goalkeeper David De Gea with a move away from Old Trafford. Accoring to the Daily Star they are set to offer him a contract worth a mega £140,000-per-week. David De Gea is 24-years-old and joined Manchester United in June 2011 for £17.8m from Spanish club Atletico Madrid. At Atleti …

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Liverpool & Arsenal – Lacazette desires Premier League switch

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Both Liverpool and Arsenal are on high alert after Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette announced he desires a move abroad. The Daily Express have reported that it would take £15m to prize him away from the Ligue 1 side. Lacazette is just 23-years-old and has been at Lyon since 2003 when he joined their youth academy. After 7 years honing his development …

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Manchester United – Hummels deal looking more likely

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Manchester United fans will be delighted to here that their club are set to bid £35m to secure Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels. According to the Daily Mirror, they will look to exploit the Bundesliga club’s woeful campaign so far. Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has spoken about the need for his club to strengthen, particularly in defence where …

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Cardiff City return to their historic blue!! Victory for the fans!

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I am delighted to be able to report that Cardiff City Football Club have officially announced that their kit colour will change from their current red to the Bluebird’s historic blue strip. The news comes after the board announced a meeting with fans on Monday to discuss the prospect. That meeting took place last night and because of this the …

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Yaya Toure picks up African Player of the Year Award

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Manchester City and Ivory Coast superstar, Yaya Toure has collected the African Player of the Year Award for an astonishing 4 years in a row. It’s the first time a single player has won the award 4 times on the bounce. Toure, 31, was nominated after playing a pivotal role in winning the Premier League and League Cup. He also …

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