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Jose Mourinho plots shock Kylian Mbappe swap deal - Spanish press

June 11,2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

The France international joined the Ligue 1 champions last summer and enjoyed a stunning debut campaign at the club, scoring 21 goals and providing 16 assists. But Mbappe has already been linked with a PSG exit, with La Liga giants Real Madrid believed to be interested. United are keen to add to their squad this summer as they look to compete with fierce rivals Manchester City for the Premier ...

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REVEALED: Sarri wants four Serie A stars to follow him to Chelsea

June 11,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Maurizio Sarri is eager for Chelsea to make four major signings if hes to take the managers job. The Italian is one of the leading contenders to replace Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, who is expected to leave this summer. Negotiations over compensation with Napoli for Sarri will restart in earnest on Monday. Sarri is understood to have requested four past and present Napoli players, whi...

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Patrick Vieira leaves New York City Football Club ahead of move to take over Nice

June 11,2018 by ESPN

Patrick Vieira stepped down as coach of MLS club New York City FC on Sunday ahead of his appointment as the new manager of Ligue 1s Nice. In an unusual move, the news was first announced not by either club but on the website of Manchester City, which is in the same ownership group as NYCFC. Man City later unpublished the page with the announcement. Reports in France last week said Vieira had ...

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Jorginho on the brink of Manchester City move despite €50m rejection, says Napoli chief

June 11,2018 by Goal.com

Napoli midfielder Jorginho is expected to sign for Manchester City in the next few days, according to the Italian clubs president Aurelio De Laurentiis. After previously claiming to have rejected a bid worth €50 million (£44m/$59m), De Laurentiis said City are moving closer to his valuation of Jorginho and gave a positive assessment of negotiations. Goal revealed back in April ...

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Caglar Soyuncu is close to becoming an Arsenal player, says agent

June 11,2018 by squawka.com

The agent of Freiburg centre-back Caglar Soyuncu has said concrete talks have been held with Arsenal and all that remains is for a fee to be agreed. Soyuncu confirmed that the Gunners expressed an interest in signing him, but he says that his future will be discussed further after the international break. The 22-year-old defender started in all three friendly matches for the Crescent-Stars...

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Neymar says Brazil are ‘dreaming more and more’ ahead of World Cup

June 11,2018 by PA

Brazil striker Neymar insists the five-time champions are dreaming of winning the World Cup again in Russia.The Paris St Germain forward scored his 55th international goal to go level with Romario and sit joint-third in Brazil’s all-time scoring charts during their 3-0 win over Austria on Sunday.Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho also netted in a comfortable victory ahead of Brazil’...

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Griezmann: My future will be announced this week

June 10,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Griezmann confirmed he would announce his future in the coming days. Griezmann, 27, continues to be linked with a move to LaLiga champions Barcelona after another fine season at Atletico. The forward has been expected to confirm his future before the World Cup and said Saturday that was still the case. Its good that youre taking an interest, Griez...

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Real Madrid offer Cristiano Ronaldo £28.5m contract… but its not enough

June 10,2018 by Express.co.uk

Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid are at a stand-off over his new contract REAL MADRID have offered Cristiano Ronaldo a staggering £28.5m annual contract to snub Manchester United. Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid over frustrations regarding tax fraud allegations in Spain, which he denies. The striker is reportedly unhappy with how Real have failed to give him financial assurances over...

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England beat Mexico to continue youth success with third Toulon title in a row

June 10,2018 by Goal.com

England Under-21s have won the Toulon Tournament for a third consecutive year, beating Mexico 2-1 in the final to continue the countrys glorious stretch at youth level. The Three Lions have become accustomed to picking up youth titles in recent years, with the Toulon Tournament among those at which England sides have regularly thrived. And it is no different this year after Aidy Boothroyds...

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Brazil manager Tite slams Real Madrid link: Its a lie

June 10,2018 by ESPN

Michel Spingler/AP Brazil boss Tite has slammed a report in Brazilian media linking him to the vacant Real Madrid job, calling the story a lie and saying on Saturday the story was unworthy of his respect. Tite has been a revelation since taking over the Selecao from previous boss Dunga back in June of 2016. The former Copa Libertadores and Club World Cup winner lifted a flagging Brazil from ...

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Real reason Nabil Fekir move is OFF revealed on day of drama

June 10,2018 by Express.co.uk

Nabil Fekirs move to Anfield is OFF NABIL FEKIRS move to Liverpool is off after a day of drama on Merseyside - and across the channel in France. On Friday afternoon the move appeared a certainty with a £53million fee agreed with Lyon. Fekir, meanwhile, had given the switch the green light. He had settled on a £140,000-a-week package at Anfield with a five-year contract settled on ...

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Real Madrid held Neymar transfer talks in Liverpool

June 10,2018 by Marca.com

The Neymar soap opera shows no sign of abating after the player was caught with a Real Madrid emissary whilst in Liverpool with the Brazilian national team. Regardless of who the future Los Blancos coach will be, it appears that both player and club want the move to happen. Contact with Real Madrid has been constant, but at the meeting a week ago, the two parties again made clear their cour...

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Liverpools Mohamed Salah rejects Sergio Ramos claim: I never told him it was fine

June 10,2018 by ESPN

Mohamed Salah has said he did not tell Sergio Ramos things were fine after the Real Madrid defender injured the Liverpool forward during last months Champions League final. Salah was forced off in the first half after locking arms with Ramos and being pulled to the ground. It was later confirmed that he had sprained ligaments in his shoulder, placing his participation at this summers Worl...

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Argentina replace injured Lanzini with River Plate star Enzo Perez

June 10,2018 by Goal.com

Enzo Perez has been called into the Argentina squad as the replacement for Manuel Lanzini after the West Ham midfielder was ruled out of the World Cup with injury. Lanzini was in contention for a starting spot in Russia until he sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session this week. River Plate midfielder Perez has taken his spot in Jorge Sampa...

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Brazil ready for pressure of World Cup ahead of final warm-up clash – Marcelo

June 10,2018 by PA

Defender Marcelo is aware of the pressure on Brazil’s players to deliver World Cup success as they prepare for the tournament with a friendly against Austria.Tite’s side head to Russia as one of the favourites but with the 7-1 semi-final thrashing at the hands of Germany in the 2014 tournament in their own country still hanging over them.With players like Neymar, Philippe Coutinho an...

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Travis Head hopes Australia can carry momentum into England series

June 10,2018 by PA

Australia batsman Travis Head is hoping a winning momentum can help them down England in the forthcoming one-day international series.Australia wrapped up their preparations for the five-match contest against Eoin Morgan’s side with a comprehensive 101-run win against Middlesex at Lord’s.Head was the key player for the tourists, with 106 in their total of 283 for six as Middlesex wer...

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Didier Deschamps defends goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after USA draw

June 10,2018 by PA

France boss Didier Deschamps defended Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after his side were held 1-1 by the USA in Lyon.Lloris failed to keep out Julian Green’s shot at his near post, which he appeared to have covered, as the USA took a shock first-half lead with their only attempt on goal.Kylian Mbappe fired home a second-half equaliser, but Les Bleus squandered several other chances and w...

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Mattia Perin joins Juventus from Genoa on four-year deal

June 09,2018 by Skysports.com

Mattia Perin had 12 clean sheets in Serie A last season Juventus have signed goalkeeper Mattia Perin from Italian side Genoa for a fee of £13.2m on a four-year deal, until 2022. The 25-year-old, who ranked sixth for clean sheets in Serie A last season, was a product of the Genoa youth system and made 150 appearances during his eight-year spell at the club. After breaking into the first t...

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Carvajal could miss Spains first two World Cup games - Lopetegui

June 09,2018 by Goal.com

Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui believes Dani Carvajal will play a part in the World Cup - but the Real Madrid right-back may miss the opening two matches in Group B. Carvajal suffered a hamstring strain during Madrids 3-1 Champions League final win over Liverpool at the end of last month but joined up with Lopeteguis World Cup squad to continue his rehabilitation. Featuring in Spains mu...

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