Legend Luis Figo to stand as FIFA President!

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Former Portuguese footballer Luis Figo is set to compete against Sepp Blatter for FIFA’s Presidency when the elections take place this year. Figo is another high profile candidate set to stand as David Ginola threw his hat into the ring backed by bookmakers Paddy Power. Figo is 42-years-old and perhaps will no be the public’s favourite, for former winger a …

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Stoke City – Bojan facing months out injured, Stoke worried!

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When Stoke City signed Bojan in the summer, the footballing world acknowledged Mark Hughes and his coaching staff had a tough task getting the best out of the Spaniard. The former Barcelona forward had failed to fulfil potential so far in his career but Bojan has flourished on late in the Premier League. However as the Stoke Sentinel today reports, …

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Barcelona superstar reveals he would sign this Arsenal midfielder

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Barcelona midfielder, Xavi has revealed to the Metro that if he could sign someone for Barcelona, it would be Arsenal midfielder, Santi Cazorla. The 34-year-old midfielder, who was key to the prizing of Cesc Fabregas away from the Emirates in 2011, has wasted no time in talking up Cazorla after the Gunners playmaker starred in the recent 2-0 win at …

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Everton – Eto’o preparing to join the Serie A

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Vastly experienced African forward Samuel Eto’o is preparing to leave Everton this January and join Italian side Sampdoria. BBC Sport report the 33-year-old could complete the deal by Tuesday. Samuel Eto’o began playing football in his native Cameroon and was then purchased by the Real Madrid youth academy where he continued his development. Eto’o only played for Los Blancos in …

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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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Liverpool eyeing up move for Barcelona star

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Liverpool are said to be eyeing up an audacious move for Barcelona goalkeeper, Marc-Andre ter Stegen. The German international joined the Spanish giants from Borussia Monchengladbach for £9.7m in the summer but currently finds himself benched behind Claudio Bravo. According to reports from the Daily Star, the 22-year-old is weighing up his options as he wants to be playing first …

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Manchester United sign Barcelona star

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Manchester United have signed former Barcelona goalkeeper, Victor Valdes on an 18-month-deal according to reports from BBC Sport. The 32-year-old has put pen to paper and has the option of a further 1 year should both parties agree. Valdes has been training with the Red Devils since he left the Spanish outfit in the summer and says he feels he …

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Manchester United – Victor Valdes signed till 2016

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A number of media outlets are today confirming that Manchester United have signed former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes until the end of the 2015/16 campaign. Goal.com and the Daily Mail are two of these outlets who see Valdes coming in as talented back up to David De Gea. Manchester United allowed Victor Valdes to train with the Red Devils as …

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Barcelona in crisis? What about Leo Messi?!

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Yesterday we reported how Barcelona sacked their Director of Football Andoni Zubizarreta and this was then followed by the resignation of club icon Carles Puyol. Speculation that Head Coach Luis Enrique is under pressure has been linked to the unhappiness of talisman Lionel Messi who is also rumoured to be thinking about an exit. Lionel Messi and Barcelona have come …

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Barcelona sack Director of Football Zubizarreta

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Barcelona have today fuelled talk that they are a club in crisis as Director of Football Andoni Zubizarreta has been sacked. The official website announcement reported that President, Josep Maria Bartomeu made the decision to terminate his contract. Andoni Zubizarreta joined Barcelona in his role as Director of Football back in July 2010 and oversaw some big signings at the …

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Chelsea – Cesc Fabregas wants Messi at Stamford Bridge!

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Chelsea to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona? Surely not? Well whilst its a rumour many will dismiss, Chelsea’s star midfielder Cesc Fabregas would love to see the magician at Stamford Bridge. According to quotes from Spanish media outlet Marca, Fabregas said about the prospect of seeing Messi in Chelsea blue: “I wish! Why not? I’d love that to happen. I’d …

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Man City & Man United – Rakitic hunted in January

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Manchester United and Manchester City are major rivals on the pitch but according to the Daily Express they are set to do battle again over Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic. 26-year-old Ivan Rakitic began his career with FC Basel and impressed so earned a move to Bundesliga club Schalke 04. At Schalke he appeared in 97 league matches before joining La Liga …

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Liverpool – Frank De Boer wants Anfield job

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Liverpool’s 2014/15 campaign was supposed to be one of building upon the successes of last season’s 2nd place and return to the Champions League. However last week Liverpool were eliminated from the Champions League and on Sunday they were taken apart by Manchester United in a 3-0 defeat. Now according to the Daily Mirror, with pressure growing on manager Brendan …

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Manchester United – Cuadrado linked once more

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Manchester United’s season has got back on track in recent weeks with Louis Van Gaal’s men finding form at looking far more like Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. Now the Daily Star think they may be lucky in January and also get their long term target Juan Cuadrado. Juan Cuadrado currently plays for Fiorentina in Italy but is reportedly very …

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Liverpool – Montoya hands Reds major boost!

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With Brendan Rodgers coming under increasing pressure at Anfield but according to The Independent, he is set to be handed a boost over his pursuit of Martin Montoya. The right-back has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club in January. Martin Montoya, now 23-years-old, joined Barcelona in 1999 and rose through their prestigious La Masia youth academy. He graduated …

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FIFA Ballon d’Or final three announced, who made the cut?

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FIFA have announced the final three players in their Ballon d’Or award shortlist. The players who made the cut to be credited as the best in the world for 2014 are: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer. FIFA host the awards each year and of course Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are featured annually but for Manuel Neuer it …

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Barcelona’s Thomas Vermaelen out for five months

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Barcelona defender, Thomas Vermaelen is set to miss the next five months of the season with a thigh injury that requires surgery. The Belgian defender joined from Arsenal in the summer for £15m. However, the former Arsenal man is yet to make is debut for the Spanish club as Vermaelen’s injury woes continue. A player who leads by example on …

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Chelsea – Thibaut Courtois once close to Barca move?

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José Mourinho elected to pick Belgian international Thibaut Courtois as his number 1 goalkeeper for the 2014/15 season. He ousted Chelsea legend Petr Cech for that spot but the Daily Star reveal how Courtois almost joined Barcelona. Thibaut Courtois began his career in his native Belgium with Genk where he rose through the youth ranks and made his first team …

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