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Messi Deserves Real Madrid Tribute, Says Zubizarreta

Barcelona director Andoni Zubizarreta believes Lionel Messi would deserve recognition from the Real Madrid crowd if he breaks La Liga's goal record in the Clasico. Messi is just two goals short of equalling Telmo Zarra's record of 251 goals in Spain's top flight and could potentially surpass the tally should he score against Madrid on October 25. The LFP have suggested Messi could be honoured at the Santiag ...

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Sterling Agrees New Liverpool Deal

Liverpool have reached a breakthrough in contract talks with England ace Raheem Sterling despite interest from Barcelona, Goal understands.
 Sterling has three years left on his current deal, which he signed in 2012, although his outstanding performances over the last 12 months have attracted interest from a clutch of Europe's top clubs prompting the need for the Reds to offer improved terms. Goal understan ...

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Monchi Meets with Bayern’s Pep Guardiola but Holds Out Hope for Barcelona

Sevilla sporting director Ramón ‘Monchi’ Rodríguez Verdejo reportedly met with Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola in Barcelona about a possible move to the German side, but while the 46-year-old is expected to leave the club after his contract expires, he’s reportedly still holding out hope of becoming sporting director of FC Barcelona. Monchi has made a reputation for himself as one of the shrewdest busin ...

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Jose Mourinho: Claims to have Rejected PSG Twice

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he rejected two approaches from Paris Saint-Germain to become the French club's coach. Mourinho, who returned for a second spell as Chelsea manager in the summer of 2013, claims he was offered the chance twice to take charge of the French club before and after former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti's arrival and subsequent departure. The Portuguese claims he considere ...

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Why Iker Casillas is under most Pressure for Spain Following Win over Luxembourg

David De Gea's first competitive start for Spain was always planned to happen against Luxembourg—not a reaction to the costly mistake of Iker Casillas against Slovakia, via Marca. The Manchester United shot-stopper was assured and comfortable with a back line containing three Barcelona defenders. De Gea wasn't exactly rushed off his feet, but it's rare that a side so dominate in possession will need a goalk ...

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China’s Shanshan Feng Rallies to Win LPGA Malaysia

China’s Shanshan Feng rallied to win the LPGA Malaysia on Sunday for her fourth LPGA Tour title, playing a six-hole stretch on the back nine in 6 under. The 25-year-old Feng, four strokes behind Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum entering the round, closed with a bogey-free 8-under 63 for a three-stroke victory over Phatlum. “I like to come from behind,” Feng said. “I had no pressure at all today. ... What I was ...

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Neuer Admits Error in Germany Defeat to Poland

Manuel Neuer has taken full responsibility for the crucial first goal in Germany's shock 2-0 loss to Poland on Saturday. Joachim Low's men dominated in the Euro 2016 qualifier in Warsaw but fell behind six minutes after the break when Arkadiusz Milik beat Neuer to a right-wing cross from Lukasz Piszczek to head home. The goal allowed Poland to sit even deeper and they sealed a first ever victory over their ...

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Costa has Del Bosque’s Trust

Vicente Del Bosque has acknowledged Diego Costa’s Spain career hasn’t started well but insists he retains faith in the Chelsea striker. Costa has gone six games without a goal for La Roja after changing allegiance from Brazil and it’s a year since he was first called up by Del Bosque. The Coach has spoken to Marca and the subject of Costa was raised, along with the situations of Iker Casillas and Gerard Piq ...

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Agent: Ronaldo’s Price is £785m

Jorge Mendes reveals what Manchester United would have to pay to have any hope of luring Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo's agent has revealed it would take an offer of £785m for Manchester United to resign the Portuguese forward from Real Madrid. Ronaldo has been linked with a return to Old Trafford after saying in the summer 'anything is possible' when asked about a potential mov ...

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Balotelli: Give me Time and I’ll Prove my Genius

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has vowed to repay the support of the club's fans and prove his "genius". The 24-year-old, a summer acquisition from AC Milan, has started life slowly at Anfield having notched just one goal in eight outings for his new club - in the 2-1 Champions League victory over Ludogorets. The controversial striker has taken to social media to thank fans for their continued support, p ...

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Albertini: AC Milan should Release Players to Sign Khedira

Demetrio Albertini has urged AC Milan to release the likes of Philippe Mexes and Michael Essien in order to free up cash to sign Sami Khedira from Real Madrid. Mexes has been frozen out of the first team by new coach Filippo Inzaghi, while Essien has only made three Serie A appearances this term, and both are expected to leave San Siro when their contracts expire at the end of the current campaign. Albertin ...

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Three is the Magic Number for Rory

World Number One Rory McIlroy is excited to be representing his continent for a third time this week at Gleneagles as he embraces his role as the talisman of the European team, writes RyderCup.com's Nick Totten. In a line-up chocked full of experience, McIlroy may not have the most caps but after a summer of exemplary play in which he has re-established himself as the best player on the planet, there is no ...

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Burnley Boss Sean Dyche Happy to Wait on Nathaniel Chalobah

ON-LOAN Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah is still getting used to the physical side of Burnley’s style as he waits for his first matchday involvement. Centre-half Michael Keane, signed on a four-month loan from Manchester United at the same time as Chalobah, was an unused substitute for the 0-0 draw with Sunderland. But the 19-year-old England under-21 midfielder, who is in his fourth loan spell, but hi ...

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Juventus Monitor Bayern Starlet

Juventus are the latest side reportedly setting their sights on Bayern Munich's 17-year-old wunderkind, Gianluca Gaudino. The Italian daily Tuttosport reports that the teenage midfielder is unlikely to sign a senior contract with the German giants and could leave Bavaria for free next summer. His current deal is said to be worth just €250 a month. A relative unknown before this season, Gaudino made a striki ...

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Barca Defender Pique Linked with Manchester United Return

Manchester United will attempt to strengthen their defensive options in January with a bid to bring former player Gerard Pique back to Old Trafford. According to AS, Louis van Gaal has targeted a move for the Barcelona star as the Dutchman looks to add a world class defender to his squad. And Pique, who has so far failed to dislodge either Javier Mascherano or Jeremy Mathieu from Luis Enrique’s starting lin ...

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Ronaldo Maintains Scoring Spree for Real

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as the Europeans champions seal another thrashing in La Liga. Cristiano Ronaldo continued his prolific start to the season with four goals, including two penalties, as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Elche 5-1 in La Liga. The Portuguese made a bad start by conceding a 15th-minute penalty for a foul on Pedro Mosquera, with Edu Albacar sweeping the ball home ...

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Van Gaal Hails United Defenders on Tour

Manchester United defenders have impressed new coach Louis van Gaal in their unbeaten preseason tour with the Dutchman lauding the backline for adapting well to the new formation he has introduced since arriving at the club last month. United defeated European champions Real Madrid 3-1 in the International Champions Cup match to advance to tonight's final of the eight-team tournament against Liverpool in Mi ...

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Sterling: I’ll Follow Ronaldo and Messi’s Lead

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling says he must learn from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi if he is to fill the void left by Luis Suarez. Sterling is keen to swap his usual wide position for the No.10 role at Anfield, but is concerned he will face rough treatment from opposition defenders. The 19 year old admitted that, while he is not on the same level as Ronaldo and Messi, he can follow their example on ...

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Chelsea won’t Miss David Luiz, Insists José Mourinho

José Mourinho says Chelsea won’t miss David Luiz after the Brazil defender moved to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer. The Brazil international signed a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 champions last month after completing a £50m move to PSG from the west London side. However, Mourinho believes the Blues have a stronger crop of players than last season despite the departure of the former Benfica centr ...

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Fletcher Pleased with United Return

After three years of pain and frustration, Darren Fletcher's road to recovery finally appears to be nearing its end. Fletcher captained Manchester United to their fourth and most impressive pre-season win on Saturday when they defeated Real Madrid 3-1 at Michigan Stadium in front of 109,318 spectators. With all the focus being on Louis van Gaal, the story of Fletcher's return to the first-team has flown und ...

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