Victor Valdes training with Manchester United

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Victor Valdes is perhaps the most high profile free agent out there at the moment after he left Barcelona this summer, a club he was at since 1995. The 32-year-old Spaniard is still recovering from a serious knee injury and now various media outlets including the Daily Telegraph understand Manchester United are interested in him. Louis Van Gaal has invited Valdes, …

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Arsenal Update – Hopes of signing Barcelona youngster fading

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Arsenal fans will be hurting inside after reports from Spain suggest that transfer target, Munir El Haddadi looks set to stay at the Camp Nou despite reports suggesting he is favouring a move to the Emirates. The Barcelona youngster as been widely tipped as a future star in the game and it was believed that Arsenal were set to snap …

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Manchester United Update – United ready to bring back former defender?

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Manchester United are said to be lining up an audacious bid to bring back former Spanish defender, Gerard Pique according to reports from the Daily Star. Pique joined United from Barcelona back in 2004 but failed to establish himself as a first team regular by Sir Alex Ferguson and was duly sold back to the Spanish outfit in 2008 for £5m. …

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Injured Gareth Bale to miss Liverpool & Barcelona

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Real Madrid have been dealt a heavy blow this week as Welshman Gareth Bale is ruled out for the Liverpool Champions League tie on Wednesday. Sky Sports also report that he could be set to miss next weekend’s El Clasico showdown with Barcelona too. Gareth Bale, 25-years-0ld, joined Real Madrid last summer from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record fee …

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Pep Guardiola will manage Manchester United one day

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43-year-old Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that one day he would love to manage Premier League club Manchester United. The Daily Telegraph carries the quotes from a new book that has been released documenting his new season at the Bundesliga side. Pep Guardiola began his playing career with Barcelona and played 263 La Liga games for the first team …

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Lionel Messi’s 10-year Barcelona anniversary commemorated

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It’s hard to believe that today marks 10-years since a 17-year-old Lionel Messi made his Barcelona debut. The Argentinean magician has 249 La Liga goals for the Catalan giants and 95 caps for his country and is widely considered as perhaps the greatest player ever to grace a football pitch. Leo Messi began his career in the sport in 1995 …

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Suarez says he ‘led’ Liverpool’s title challenge

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Former Liverpool’s forward Luis Suarez has said he led the club’s title challenge last season. The controversial Uruguayan is now a Barcelona player following his £65m summer move but he has been speaking about his former club with the Daily Mirror carrying the quotes. Suarez joined Liverpool in January 2011 for £22.8m from Dutch club Ajax and immediately became an …

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Tottenham update – Suarez nearly signed? Plus Kaboul dismisses rumours

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Mauricio Pochettinho’s Tottenham Hotspur sit in 6th place in the Premier League as we head into the international break. They are above both Arsenal and Liverpool with 11 points from 7 games but imagine how good their side could’ve been if Harry Redknapp had signed them Luis Suarez and Patrick Vieira. In his new book, ‘A Man Walks On To …

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Liverpool update – Iker Casillas or Victor Valdes? Dani Alves to Anfield?

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Liverpool have until Sunday 19 October to sort themselves out on the training ground and unite behind manager Brendan Rodgers before they begin a tough run of fixtures. QPR away will be targeted as a must win Premier League game but then come current Champions League holders Real Madrid at Anfield. That will be seen as something they must get points …

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Manchester City update – Dani Alves set for the Etihad? James Milner close to new deal

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Manchester City currently sit in second place in the Premier League table but are some 5 points behind leaders Chelsea after only 7 games. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have picked up 14 points of a possible 21. This comes despite good wins recently over Hull City and a ground out victory against Aston Villa. The issue is they failed to beat …

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Arsenal reject Bayern enquiry for star man

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Arsenal are reported to have rejected an enquiry from Bayern Munich for German playmaker, Mesus Ozil this summer. According to the Metro, Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola was keen to sign the 25-year-old when he was in charge of Barcelona, but the German instead opted for Real Madrid. Bayern had apparently launched a bid in the summer for Ozil, but Arsenal …

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Manchester United Update – Red Devils want Brazilian star, Alves

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Manchester United have been heavily linked with Brazilian star Dani Alves, after it was announced that the Barcelona full-back is planning to join the Premier League next season. United have been labelled as a team with defensive frailties and Alves could be the perfect addition to help secure the right side of their defence. The Daly Star are reporting that Alves’ contract …

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Barcelona’s Dani Alves set to move to the Premier League?

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Barcelona full back, Dani Alves looks set to leave the Spanish outfit and make an illustrious move to the Premier League according to the Daily Mail. The Brazilian defender was giving an interview to a programme in Brazil and was quoted to say, “This will be my last season at Barcelona. Next year I will move to England. I want to …

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Champions League goal of the night – Barcelona

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Last nights Champions League games saw some well worked goals, however, none more so than this sensational pass and move passage of play by Barcelona which resulted in a goal by none other than Lionel Messi. Barcelona, despite losing 3-2 to PSG still played some majestic football in their Champions League Group Stage match and this Messi goal typifies what …

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Champions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

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The Champions League is back this week! As ever the biggest club competition in the world throws up some fantastic ties and tonight is no different with Barcelona, PSG, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich all in action. There are 8 games on offer and all will be incredibly important as match-day 2 sees 3 more vital points on offer. Here is …

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Liverpool target Sergi Roberto signs new contract

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Barcelona’s 22-year-old midfielder Sergi Roberto has signed a new contract until June 2019 the Catalan club have announced. Sergi Roberto has been heavily linked with a Premier League move in recent seasons with Liverpool often thought to be a likely destination. Sergi Roberto was joined by Barça president Josep Maria Bartomeu, Director of Sport & former player Andoni Zubizarreta and …

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Balotelli not world class yet – Liverpool’s Rodgers

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Brendan Rodgers has admitted that his £16m signing Mario Balotelli is not yet world class like they player they sold to Barcelona, Luis Suarez. ITV Sport carry the quotes from Rodgers who also says when Suarez arrived in Liverpool, he neither was world class. Mario Balotelli started his career at small Italian club Lumezzane before moving to Serie A giants Inter …

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Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen decides against new deal

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Tottenham Hotspurs defender Jan Vertonghen has revealed to Sky Sports that he has decided against signing a new deal with the club. The Belgian has lost his place in the starting XI in the past few weeks, but has not suggested this is linked with his decision.  “I am not signing. We agreed not to and I would prefer not to say …

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Watch Luis Suarez bag a brace for Barcelona B

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Luis Suarez found the back of the net twice after turning out for Barcelona B team in their 6-0 romp of Indonesia’s U19 selext XI. You can watch Suarez’s goals here as he looked in fine form for his new club. The Uruguayan scored a curling effort into the top corner before running through on goal and slipping his left foot …

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Gerard Pique ready for Manchester United return

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Manchester United are thought to be tempted by Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique in January. The Daily Express report that the Spaniard is ready to move back to Old Trafford where he spent 4 years as a youngster. Gerard Pique, now 27-years-old, joined Catalan giants Barcelona in 1997 and would be there for 7 years before Sir Alex Ferguson brought him to …

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