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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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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