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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Arsenal – Barca offer competition for Lars Bender

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Arsene Wenger’s defensive midfield target Lars Bender is set to be offered the opportunity to join Barcelona, weakening Arsenal’s chances of signing him. The Daily Express think the Gunners were set to bid £19m for the German. Lars Bender is 25-years-old and began his professional career at 1860 Munich where he graduated their youth academy and played for their B side. …

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Potenital Barcelona president wants Ronaldo?!

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INo you did read that correctly, Barcelona’s potential 2016 president, Joan Laporta is interested in signing Real Madrid phenomenon Cristiano Ronaldo!! Well, that’s according to French publication Le Figaro who say Laporta has meet with Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes. Joan Laporta was president of La Liga dominators Barcelona between 2003-2010. In that time he oversaw the arrival of Pep Guardiola …

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Barcelona’s Xavi, reveals this England pair could play for Barcelona

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Xavi, one of the greatest ever midfielder’s to grace the football field. The Barcelona captain epitomises the Barcelona and Spanish style of play; fluid, technical, graceful and beautiful, Xavi has done it all. A player who has played for one of the greatest sides in the world, playing alongside the likes of Messi, Neymar, Raul and Ronaldinho, Xavi certainly knows …

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Arsenal – Pedro and Alves to move from Barcelona?

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Arsenal fans are not happy, it takes one quick search of social media to see supporters split into Wenger in and Wenger out camps… Perhaps something that would help Wenger out would be winning over the Gunners’ fans with some super signings, according to the Daily Express that is exactly what the boss is planning. Barcelona provided Arsenal with the …

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Manchester United – Valdes nearing Red Devils move

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Manchester United fans will be pleased to hear that Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes is “almost ready” to join them at Old Trafford. According to the Daily Express the deal could be done soon as Louis Van Gaal grabs himself a very useful back-up shot stopper. 32-year-old Valdes has been recovering since March from a serious knee injury that ruined the end …

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Liverpool – Luis Suarez has his say on Gerrard’s slip!

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Luis Suarez, he is one of the greatest players to ever grace the Premier League but unfortunately he is also one of the most controversial. The Daily Mirror today contains some more quote from the magician talking about that famous Steven Gerrard slip that in part, cost Liverpool the title. Luis Suarez, now 27-years-old, joined Liverpool in January 2011 from …

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Chelsea, Man City or Man United? Pique to chose!

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique made the decision to omit his defender Gerard Pique from his Champions League squad last night. This was the second game in the row the out of favour Spaniard has been left out of the match-day squad all together and the Daily Mail now think Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United will fight it out for his …

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Everton – Eto’o has already earned a new contract

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33-year-old Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o has impressed since moving to Goodison Park this summer. Now the Daily Mirror report he will already be given a new contract by manager Roberto Martinez. Eto’o was hunted by cross-city Merseyside rivals Liverpool in the transfer window following his release from London club Chelsea but he elected to move to Everton and in his …

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Arsenal Update – Arsenal want Barcelona starlet

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Arsenal are set to swoop for Barcelona starlet Pedro after it has been reported that the Spaniard wants out of the Nou Camp. The 27-year-old winger has expressed his desire to leave the Spanish outfit as he is finding it hard to retain first team football with the additions of Suarez and Neymar. According to the Express, Pedro has handed …

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Real Madrid triumphant in El Clasico clash!

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In the first meeting of Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona this season, Los Blancos came out on top 3-1. The current Champions League title holders were victorious in front of over 85,000 at Santiago Bernabéu in the capital. The El Clasico tie saw the debut of the controversial Luis Suarez in the number 9 Barcelona shirt after his 4 month …

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Luis Suarez to make Barcelona debut in El Clasico

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When Luis Suarez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in Brazil this summer he received a long 4 month ban from football, now at long last it is time for him to make his competitive debut with Catalan giants Barcelona. As football goes there is perhaps no bigger publicised derby than the famous El Clasico clash between …

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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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