Tottenham Hotspur – Soldado finally to leave Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur fans certainly have mixed views on their high profile “flop” Roberto Soldado. Some think the Spaniard has improved whilst others want him out and now it seems that he has an escape route with the Daily Mirror linking him to Germany. Soldado began his career with Real Madrid’s academy and featured for their Castilla side before making 16 …

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Manchester United – Hummels deal looking more likely

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Manchester United fans will be delighted to here that their club are set to bid £35m to secure Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels. According to the Daily Mirror, they will look to exploit the Bundesliga club’s woeful campaign so far. Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has spoken about the need for his club to strengthen, particularly in defence where …

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Shaqiri – Stoke City to make a shock bid?!

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Yesterday we reported how Inter Milan were set to snatch Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri from Liverpool’s grasps. Today though, Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen have announced that they are hunting the wide man. In quotes carried by BBC Sport, Bowen said: “There is genuine interest because he is a fantastic player. He wants to play regular first-team football.” …

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Liverpool – Inter Milan win race to Shaqiri!

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Liverpool fans have been desperate for their club to sign talented Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri for a number of months. However according to TalkSport, the Reds have missed out on Shaqiri as he opts of Inter Milan instead. Xherdan Shaqiri is just 23-years-old and began his career with FC Basel. He graduated their youth academy to play for their Under-21 …

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Manchester City – Draxler top target in 2015

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Julian Draxler is one of the hottest wing prospects in world football at only 21-years of age. Arsenal have been tracking him for a number of seasons but now it seems Manchester City will win the race to his signature. According to the Daily Star, Manuel Pellegrini is readying a bid of £25m for the German international who is a …

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Southampton – Koeman wants Elijero Elia

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Southampton fans will be pleased to hear their manager Ronald Koeman has plans to bring in players over the January transfer window. BBC Sport carry quotes linking the Saints to Elijero Elia of Werder Bremen. Elia is 27-years-old and currently plies his trade in the Bundesliga. However Koeman is desperate to strengthen his squad that has been hit by injuries …

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Manchester City – Ex-Chelsea man De Bruyne a target?

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Manchester City are set to potentially infuriate Chelsea supporters as they target former Blues man Kevin De Bruyne. The Daily Star believe the youngster is a top target for Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini. Attacking midfielder De Bruyne began his professional football career with Genk in Belgium where he graduated their youth system and went on to play 84 first team …

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Manchester United – Kramer wanted, a battle to begin!

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Manchester United are one of a number of clubs who are in the hunt for Germany’s World Cup midfielder Christoph Kramer. According to TalkSport, Kramer is also sought by Real Madrid who will have to pay around £8m for his services. The defensive midfielder has had long interest from Manchester United with German media reporting a deal to take him …

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Manchester United – Robben to reunite with Van Gaal?

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Manchester United fans all have opinions on who Louis Van Gaal should buy with his mega million war chest. According to the Daily Express, Arjen Robben could be set for a Premier League return in January. Arjen Robben began his professional career with Groningen in his native Netherlands and then moved on to PSV Eindhoven. In the summer of 2004, …

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Newcastle – Schwarzer targeted to fix goalkeeping crisis!

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Newcastle United are experiencing something of a goalkeeping crisis. Tim Krul is currently on the treatment table and back-up keeper Rob Elliot was taken off injured against Chelsea on Saturday. Third choice Jak Alnwick came on as a second half sub versus Chelsea for his professional debut and helped Newcastle hang on for the win but now Alan Pardew needs …

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Liverpool – Mkhitaryan targeted once again by Reds

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Liverpool’s difficult start to the season has improved in recent days after they secured vital wins against Stoke City and Leicester City in the Premier League. Their spending spree could be set to continue in January though as Brendan Rodgers wants to strength his squad for the second half of the campaign. One player Liverpool targeted heavily in previous years …

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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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“We are in a relegation battle” – says Dortmund boss

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A brief look at the Bundesliga and nothing seems out of sorts with Bayern Munich at the summit, but a closer look will tell you that Borussia Dortmund are no-where to be seen. Skimming down the league, Jurgen Klopp’s side can be found at the foot of the table. A side who battled for the title last season, Dortmund just …

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Liverpool – Shaqiri allowed to leave Bayern Munich

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Liverpool fans will be delighted to hear that their long term target Xherdan Shaqiri will be available for transfer in January after the club announced that he is free to leave. The Daily Mail carry the quotes from Bayern Munich’s club president Franz Beckenbauer. Shaqiri, 23-years-old, began his career at FC Basel and worked his way through the youth academy …

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Liverpool – Jurgen Klopp lined up as Rodgers replacement?

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Liverpool were humiliated again yesterday as they tasted another defeat. Crystal Palace saw them off 3-1 and we reported how Brendan Rodgers admitted he was responsible for the failure. Should Rodgers get the sack and if so… could Jurgen Klopp replace him?! Liverpool have won just 2 of their last 9 Premier League fixtures, losing their last three games. The …

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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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Guinea winger begs German club amidst Ebola fears

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The Ebola crisis has swept parts of West Africa and with the African Cup of Nations looming in 2015, many clubs will be fearing the health of their players. BBC Sport report Borussia Mönchengladbach winger Ibrahima Traoré has had to beg his club to play for his country in the upcoming tournament. Ibrahima Traoré is 26-years-old and after starting his …

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Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool, Chelsea or Tottenham?

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Bayern Munich’s 5ft 6 1/2in winger Xherdan Shaqiri has been linked to the Premier League heavily over the past few months and now it is understood by the Daily Star that either Chelsea, Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur are his potential destinations in January. Shaqiri joined FC Basel in 2001 and worked through the Swiss club’s youth academy before reaching the …

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Chelsea update – Andre Schurrle to leave the Blues?

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Chelsea are set to decide on the future of their German winger Andre Schurrle in the coming weeks as the January transfer window approaches. The Sun believe José Mourinho could be ready to sell on the World Cup winner. Chelsea signed Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen for £18m in June 2013. He had played 65 Bundesliga matches for Leverkusen, scoring …

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Arsenal or Manchester United – Hummels has chosen

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Mats Hummels is one of the hottest defensive properties in world football, Arsenal and Manchester United both desperately seeking to bring the German to the Premier League. The Daily Express believe he has made his choice… Arsene Wenger will be happy! Hummel began his career at Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and worked through their youth academy before appearing for the …

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