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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Manchester United – Move for Coentrao on the rocks

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Manchester United’s planned move for Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao is on the ropes this evening because of an injury to Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba. Why does Alaba matter I hear you ask? Well the Daily Express detail how Madrid sought out the Austrian defender to replace Coentrao should he make a Premier League move. Fabio Coentrao began his career …

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Tottenham update – Shaqiri a target for January?

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Tottenham Hotspur managed to recover from falling 1-0 behind to Aston Villa this weekend and won their match. However, Mauricio Pochettino’s men are still struggling to find form and talk of reinforcements in January have already begun. Goal.com reckon Bayern Munich’s winger Xherdan Shaqiri, who is currently surplus to requirements at the German giants, could be on his way to White …

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Liverpool, Spurs & Man United hunt Omer Toprak

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Omer Toprak, 25-years-old, is currently employed by Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga but is now being looked at by Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United according to the Daily Star. Toprak was born in Germany and signed for his local club before moving to Freiburg as a youngster in 2005. He would played 68 first-team league games for the club …

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Liverpool update – Marco Reus to make sensational move?

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Speculation around the future of German international Marco Reus has been rumbling on for months, now The Metro believe that Liverpool are favourites to land his signature. The Daily Express understand Arsenal and Manchester United are also interested in Reus. Marco Reus has been in contract talks with his current employers Borussia Dortmund for a few months now but it appears …

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Arsenal update – Hummels close to Arsenal switch?

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Manchester United were linked heavily linked to Mats Hummels over the summer as the club were desperate for a new centre-back. The move didn’t materialise and so Hummels would remain at Borussia Dortmund but now the Daily Star link the defender to Arsenal. The 25-year-old German international has been rumoured to fancy a Premier League move for a number of …

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Tottenham update – World Cup winner Kramer chased

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Mauricio Pochettino saw his Tottenham Hotspur side slump to another loss on Sunday afternoon as they were humiliated in the 2-1 loss to Newcastle United at White Hart Lane. The Metro believe midfielder Christoph Kramer will now be a target in January. 23-year-old Christoph Kramer has 8 German caps and was in the squad of the winning World Cup side …

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Bayern Munich meet the Pope following 7-1 win!

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Bayern Munich were today rewarded for their phenomenal dismantling of AS Roma last night by meeting the Pope in the Italian capital. Bayern Munich tore apart Roma 7-1 away from home to send out a strong message to the rest of Europe whose attention may have previously been focused on Barcelona or Real Madrid. Pope Francis, known as the Bishop …

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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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Chelsea update – Khedira set for Blues transfer? Arsenal to miss out?

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Chelsea are set to beat rivals Arsenal to the signing of Sami Khedira according to the London Evening Standard. Jose Mourinho is ready to snatch Arsene Wenger’s prime target on a pre-contract for a summer switch. The 27-year-old defensive midfielder’s contract is set to expire with Spanish giants Real Madrid at the end of the season and with Carlo Ancelotti …

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Tottenham update – Young Croatian set for Spurs?

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Tottenham Hotspur have been looking around world football to add to Mauricio Pochettino’s forward options but now it seems they have a target. TalkSport believe that Spurs will now bid for Fiorentina’s young Croatian Ante Rebić. Tottenham are rumoured to be ready to let £26m flop Roberto Soldado leave the club with Serie A and La Liga clubs both interested in …

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Tottenham update – Huntelaar lined up in January?

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Earlier today we reported that Tottenham Hotspur’s Spanish striker Roberto Soldado is set to move to Italy if they can agree a deal for his wage package. Now the Daily Mirror think Schalke forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar could be the man to replace him at White Hart Lane. The 31-year-old Netherlands striker is coming to the end of his contract with Schalke …

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Is this the miss of the season already?

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We’ve seen the best from the Bundesliga already after Paderborn midfielder, Moritz Stoppelkamp from an astonishing 83 metres the other day. Now, we have the worst! Here is Kaiserslautern’s Philipp Hofmann with the goal at his mercy, but somehow managing to sky the ball over the bar from less than 2 metres out. Admittedly, there is a deviation and bobble on the ball …

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Robert Lewandowski is interesting Sir Alex Ferguson – summer move on the cards?

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Some interesting news this morning on Goal which is reporting that Sir Alex Ferguson, who has been reasonably quiet about Manchester United’s transfer plans of late, has lined up the highly regarded Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski for a summer move. Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc recently admitted “the departure of Robert Lewandowski end of the season is a done …

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