Alex Song set for Premier League move

Alex Song could be set for a Premier League return this summer as Barcelona are willing to waive any loan fee for the player. The Telegraph report that Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are in the mix for the midfielder and I would add Liverpool to that list. Alex Song has never really been a first choice at the …

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Gareth ThomasAlex Song set for Premier League move

Luis Suarez set to Barcelona debut

Luis Suarez left Anfield and moved to Barcelona this summer for a mighty £75m. The former Liverpool forward was transferred despite the 4 month ban that hung over him following the bite of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during their World Cup clash in Brazil. However, when the Court of Arbitration for Sport decided to remove the sanction that banned him …

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Gareth ThomasLuis Suarez set to Barcelona debut

Liverpool close to Alex Song transfer

Liverpool have been heavily linked to Alex Song in recent weeks but according to The Metro and ‘Sport’ newspaper in Spain, the deal could be very close. Alex Song, formally of Arsenal, played 150 league games in Britain including 12 on loan at Charlton Athletic before Barcelona paid £15m for his services in August 2012. Following his move to Spain he …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool close to Alex Song transfer

Barcelona or Real Madrid? Who looks stronger?

  This season’s El Clásico is perhaps one of the most exciting prospects in many decades. Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid side won “La decima” (a tenth European Cup) against Atlético Madrid in May and have strengthened immensely whilst Barcelona will be managed by La Masia disciple Luis Enrique. With new signings on either side and a desire to take back …

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Gareth ThomasBarcelona or Real Madrid? Who looks stronger?

Luis Suarez cleared to train with Barcelona

Luis Suarez has had his 4 month ban from competitive football upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). However, they have removed the restriction that meant the Uruguayan cannot train with his new club Barcelona. The original ban handed down by FIFA included all “football-related activity” which banned him from the training ground and the stadium to watch …

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Gareth ThomasLuis Suarez cleared to train with Barcelona
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Barcelona vs Man Utd Round 2 – Juan Cuadrado

Colombia’s outstanding attacker Juan Cuadrado apparently came out of talks with his club’s chiefs today and has told his Fiorentina bosses that he wants his team to enter negotiations with Barcelona and Manchester United. After superb performances in the World Cup for Colombia, he has emerged a top attacking target for both the Catalans and the Reds. Now it seems likely that a …

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Harry FinegoldBarcelona vs Man Utd Round 2 – Juan Cuadrado
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Arsenal Agree £15m Transfer Fee With Barcelona for Thomas Vermaelen

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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Harry FinegoldArsenal Agree £15m Transfer Fee With Barcelona for Thomas Vermaelen
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Vermaelen the options – Barcelona, Man United or stay at Arsenal?

It is one of this season’s longest running transfer stories – the tale of Thomas Vermaelen, the 28-year-old Arsenal defender, who may or may not, depending on who you believe, have been deemed surplus to requirements at The Emirates. Yet even though the window is closing in just over three weeks and the season is starting this weekend, the Belgian seems no …

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Harry FinegoldVermaelen the options – Barcelona, Man United or stay at Arsenal?
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How does Luis Suarez fit in at Barcelona?

So it’s finally official, Luis Suarez has left the Premier League and will join Barcelona in a deal worth £75m. Suarez of course is under a 4 month ban handed down to him by FIFA after he bit the shoulder of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in their World Cup clash. His appeal against this was rejected yesterday meaning other than the official photo …

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Gareth ThomasHow does Luis Suarez fit in at Barcelona?
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Barcelona to sign Suarez (and five clubs he could play for during the ban)

It  seems that Barcelona’s pursuit of Luis Suarez, Liverpool’s 27 year-old star striker and Uruguay’s World Cup saviour, is reaching a climax. According to lots of sources, including the BBC,  the two clubs have met in London and are discussing a deal which could be completed in 48 hours. Liverpool have apparently been angling for a fee close to world record of £80m, …

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Harry FinegoldBarcelona to sign Suarez (and five clubs he could play for during the ban)

Manchester United join the hunt for in demand striker

The Metro today have increased speculation surrounding the future of Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez. It has been made clear that Sanchez may be leaving the Camp Nou this summer, but the one uncertainty is, where? With Barcelona trying to come to a consensus on Luis Suarez and agree terms with the Uruguayan, it has been suggested that Liverpool would want Sanchez as …

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Oliver BainesManchester United join the hunt for in demand striker
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Liverpool’s dilemma. Is £56 million plus Sanchez a good deal for Suarez?

Ok, so you can take much of what has been written about Luis Suarez over the past week with a huge dollop of salt. But even the most die-hard reds can’t deny that Liverpool’s red hot striker isn’t on the wish list of just about every big club in the world. So personally I would ignore Daily Star gossip like …

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AshleyLiverpool’s dilemma. Is £56 million plus Sanchez a good deal for Suarez?

Arsenal update: Fabregas and Williams back on? Abate in for Sagna?

Well they keep on reeling us in… The Daily Mail has a story today that suggests that the Cesc Fanregas to Arsenal might be back on. It says that as the summer has worn on Fabregas has felt increasingly isolated at Barcelona and is mulling over igniting the clause in his contract that would see him return to north London. …

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AshleyArsenal update: Fabregas and Williams back on? Abate in for Sagna?
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Arsenal update: Rooney latest, Vermaelen on his way, Gervinho exit

After last night’s shock news that the Gunners have made a bid for Everton’s talismanic midfielder Marouane Fellaini things are a bit quieter on the gossip front this morning. There’s a little more about Wayne Rooney plus some whispers about a couple of players who might be on their way out. Firstly Rooney, and Arsenal’s CE has been talking about …

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AshleyArsenal update: Rooney latest, Vermaelen on his way, Gervinho exit

Fabregas could return to Arsenal this summer – says his agent’s dad David Dein

David Dein may be an ex-Arsenal board member who left in acrimonious circumstances a few years ago. He is also the father of agent Darren Dein who represents, among others, Cesc Fabregas, so when Dein senior speaks about potential transfers it is worth taking in every word So despite saying that he wanted to stay at Barca earlier this week …

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AshleyFabregas could return to Arsenal this summer – says his agent’s dad David Dein

Arsenal update: David Villa, Lukasz Piszczek, Julian Draxler

Another of the winter’s main targets for Arsene Wenger is back in the news again. Barca’s David Villa is the subject of much speculation this morning as it was revealed that he allegedly had one one foot at Arsenal in the winter. Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo claims that the North Londoners had offered £8.5m for the 31-year-old, but the La …

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AshleyArsenal update: David Villa, Lukasz Piszczek, Julian Draxler

Arsenal round up: Gonalons, Fabregas, Koscielny and Cesar

It is no secret that Arsenal are looking to strengthen their midfield this summer with one, maybe two signings. On the Emirates wants list somewhere is likely to be the £15m-rated Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons. Wenger has sent scouts to watch the 24-year-old on several occasions this season and Lyon have hinted that it take offers of over £15 million …

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AshleyArsenal round up: Gonalons, Fabregas, Koscielny and Cesar

Is Cesc Fabregas on his way back to Arsenal? The four reasons why he might be

Well that’s what the Star is suggesting this morning. The theory runs like this. 1 Barcelona can’t seem to accommodate him in their team. This article looks in depth about how they have chosen to use him. The evidence is clear is that while he was brought in to replace Xavi he just hasn’t worked in that role. He has …

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AshleyIs Cesc Fabregas on his way back to Arsenal? The four reasons why he might be

Wenger doesn’t expect Alex Song to return to Arsenal, yet

After his cousin/uncle (no one seem to know) Rigobert Song’s intervention yesterday claiming that Alex Song was unhappy at Barcelona and itching to return to England, Arsene Wenger has responded. In particular he has emphasised that the rumours that Arsenal have a buy back clause on Song simply aren’t true Wenger said “There is no buy-back clause. I heard he …

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AshleyWenger doesn’t expect Alex Song to return to Arsenal, yet

Song wants Arsenal return says Song

It has been a least a week since the last Alex Song back to Arsenal story so no surprises that Metro has dug out a new angle. The paper has a quote from Alex’s cousin Rigobert which underlines how unhappy he is at Barcelona and how he longs to return to North London. ‘Barcelona put so much effort into signing …

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