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Arsenal agree £16m Sokratis Papastathopoulos deal

June 09,2018 by Express.co.uk

Arsenal transfer news: Sokratis Papastathopoulos will join ARSENAL have agreed a £16m deal with Borussia Dortmund for Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The Gunners have already signed Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus, with the defender becoming Unai Emerys first signing. And according to The Telegraph, Arsenal will now sign Dortmund centre-back Papastathopoulos. They say an agreement has be...

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Premier League winter break confirmed, starting February 2020

June 09,2018 by ESPN

The Football Association has confirmed that a winter break will be introduced into English football for the first time from the 2019-20 season. The FA announced the news in a statement on its website, but unlike other major European leagues the Premier League will not stop entirely for two weeks. Instead there will be a staggered mid-season player break which will ensure their are still fix...

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Harry Kane signs new six-year contract with Tottenham

June 09,2018 by Skysports.com

Harry Kane has committed his long-term future to Tottenham Harry Kane has agreed a new six-year contract with Tottenham. The England captains previous deal, which he signed in 2016, ran until the summer of 2022 but Spurs have tied him to a longer contract before they move into their new 62,000 seater stadium next season. The striker scored 41 in 48 appearances for Tottenham last season bring...

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Nabil Fekir to Liverpool OFF? Contract and interview done, deal in doubt over knee worry

June 09,2018 by Express.co.uk

Will Nabil Fekir definitely join Liverpool from Lyon? NABIL FEKIRS move to Liverpool is said to be on hold over worries about the Lyon attackers knee. Fekir was thought to be on the verge of joining Liverpool as they looked to push a £53million deal through before he travels to Russia with the France national team for the World Cup. The 24-year-old completed a medical in Paris and term...

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Tebas: Real Madrid arent going to pay 400 million euros for Neymar

June 09,2018 by Marca.com

Whilst Florentino Perez continues to try and replace Zinedine Zidane, he shows no sign of being deterred in his bid to sign Neymar, although LaLiga president, Javier Tebas, has made clear that Real Madrid arent going to pay 400 million euros for the Brazilian. Financially, such a deal would be staggering and it would smash the world record set by Paris Saint-Germains purchase of the former ...

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Low defends Gundogan after boos during Saudi Arabia friendly

June 09,2018 by PA

Head coach Joachim Low has called for an end to the heckling of Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan as Germany prepare to kick off their World Cup defence in Russia.Germany defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1 in Leverkusen on Friday night, which brought to an end five matches without a victory – their worst run of form since 1988.However, despite dominating for most of the game at the BayArena...

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Uruguay 3 Uzbekistan 0: Suarez scores for World Cup-bound hosts

June 08,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Uruguay will head to Russia for the World Cup with a win under their belt following Thursdays victory in Montevideo. Luis Suarez, Jose Maria Gimenez and Giorgian De Arrascaeta were on target as Uruguay completed their World Cup preparations with a 3-0 win over 10-man Uzbekistan. Estadio Centenario was a sea of blue for Uruguays one and only international fixture before the World Cup in Rus...

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Portugal 3 Algeria 0: Guedes at the double in Ronaldos 150th outing

June 08,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Cristiano Ronaldo was held scoreless on his return to action, but it mattered little as Portugal eased past Algeria. Goncalo Guedes impressed with an eye-catching brace in Cristiano Ronaldos 150th international appearance as Portugal brushed aside Algeria 3-0 in a routine World Cup warm-up. In his first appearance of any kind since Real Madrids victory in the Champions League final, Ronald...

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Everyone is against Paul Pogba, says Man Utd and France star’s former coach

June 08,2018 by squawka.com

France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is a victim of his own success, according to former coach Pierre Mankowski. Commanding a then-world record fee of £89m when re-joining United from Juventus in 2016, Pogba has been constantly scrutinised for performances which many believe do not live up to his price-tag. A lot of the focus on the France side ahead of the World Cup has f...

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Chelsea chiefs Granovskaia, Abramovich plot new attempt for Sarri

June 08,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Chelsea have not dropped their pursuit of sacked Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri. Sportitalia says Blues director Marina Granovskaia flew to Russia in order to work out a strategy with owner Roman Abramovich. Chelsea plan a fresh push to land Sarri on Monday. There are also reports from Naples that Sarri will hand in his resignation to secure a release from his contract. Sarri, despite his dism...

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Real Madrid call Chelsea boss Conte about LaLiga move, but...

June 08,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has turned down an approach from Real Madrid. Sky Italia says Conte has fielded and rejected an attempt from Real as he remains under contract with Chelsea. Real Madrid directors did call Conte on Wednesday to ask if he was interested in the role. However, he turned them down for a number of reasons, first of all that he intends to respect his contract with Chelse...

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Manchester Uniteds Fred hurt in Brazil training; Neymar set to start

June 08,2018 by ESPN

New Manchester United midfielder Fred was forced out of Brazil training with an ankle injury on Thursday. The 25-year-old, who is set to move to United next season after the Premier League club agreed a €55 million deal with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, was caught by a tackle from Casemiro as Brazil prepare for the World Cup. Fred tried to remain on the pitch but could not continue and w...

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Cristiano Ronaldos wish to leave Real Madrid is irreversible - reports

June 08,2018 by ESPN

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid this summer and his decision is irreversible, according to reports in Portugal. The front page of Diario Record has a photograph of Ronaldo with the headline: Ronaldo will leave Real - Irreversible decision. Ronaldos contract at the Bernabeu commits him to the reigning European champions until June 2021. Record claims that the five-time Ball...

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Liverpool want Nabil Fekir deal done before World Cup

June 08,2018 by Skysports.com

Nabil Fekir is part of the France squad for the World Cup in Russia Liverpool are pushing to get a deal done to sign Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir before he departs for the World Cup with France, Sky sources understand. There is no deal yet in place between the relevant parties, but Liverpool are expected to try to finalise an agreement before Saturday. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has rule...

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England 2-0 Costa Rica: Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck score

June 08,2018 by Skysports.com

Marcus Rashford celebrates his goal against Costa Rica Marcus Rashford scored a stunning goal as England beat Costa Rica 2-0 in their final World Cup warm-up game at Elland Road on Thursday. Manchester United forward Rashford was Englands standout player and beat Keylor Navas with a powerful dipping strike in the 13th minute. Substitute Danny Welbeck made it 2-0 in the 76th minute in a game ...

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Douglas Costa: Juventus sign midfielder on permanent deal

June 08,2018 by BBC.com

Douglas Costa won the league with Juventus this season Italian champions Juventus have confirmed the permanent signing of Brazil winger Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich for 40m euros (£35.2m). The 27-year-old has signed a four-year contract after spending last season on loan with the Turin club. Costa scored six goals and contributed 14 assists for Massimiliano Allegris side as they won...

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Gareth Southgate happy as England march on together at Elland Road

June 08,2018 by PA

Gareth Southgate could not be happier with World Cup preparations thanks to the kinship and qualities displayed by England’s players.Just 11 days before kicking off Group G against Tunisia in Volgograd, the Three Lions followed up Saturday’s 2-1 win against Nigeria with a comfortable victory against Costa Rica in their final warm-up friendly.Marcus Rashford sent a sold-out Elland Roa...

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Sergio Ramos is an idiot - Firmino hits back after Madrid stars jibes

June 07,2018 by Goal.com

Roberto Firmino has branded Sergio Ramos an idiot after the Real Madrid captain continued to revel in last months 3-1 Champions League final win over Liverpool. Gareth Bale came off the bench to net a remarkable overhead kick and complete his brace to stand as Madrids hero in a third consecutive European title win in Kiev. In the eyes of Liverpool supporters, Ramos was unquestionably the...

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Messi wants Griezmann at Barcelona

June 07,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Lionel Messi hopes to play alongside Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona after labelling the in-demand Atletico Madrid star a great player. Griezmann has been heavily linked with a move to Barca in the off-season and the LaLiga champions have made no secret of their interest in the France international, who said he would confirm his future before the World Cup. The 27-year-old forward – a...

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