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  • Manchester United hamstrung by transfer chaos

    With less than 24 hours until the transfer window slams shut, Manchester United once again find themselves playing the unwanted role of the panicked Christmas shopper who realises he's left it too late to buy the presents he wanted. Despite splashing out £150 million ($230 million) on new signings…

    AFP
  • What happened? De Gea stays put after missed deadline

    MADRID (AP) — The deadline arrived, but the announcement never did.

    Associated Press
  • Cautious Kompany expects Chelsea, Arsenal to bounce back

    (Reuters) - Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany refuses to get carried away by his team's strong start to their Premier League campaign and expects usual contenders like Chelsea to bounce back after stuttering early in the season. City have won all their four games this season, scoring 10 goals…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Leverkusen swoop for Man United striker Hernandez

    Bayer Leverkusen have bought Mexico striker Javier Hernandez from Manchester United as they look to plug the gap left by South Korean Son Heung-min who joined Tottenham Hotspur last week. "With this transfer we have managed to adapt our squad to the big challenges of the coming months," Leverkusen…

    Reuters
  • Arjen Robben isn't a fan of 'circus' tricks like Douglas Costa's heel flick

    Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben said Douglas Costa's heel flick against Bayer Leverkusen "belongs in the circus."

    FC Yahoo
  • Soccer-Was 'difficult' to work with Van Gaal, says Di Maria

    Angel Di Maria has admitted to clashing with former manager Louis Van Gaal during his ill-fated stint at Manchester United and hinted that his poor relationship with the Dutchman contributed to a dip in his performance. The former Real Madrid player joined United for a British record 59.7 million…

    Reuters
  • Giovinco, Pirlo call-ups by Italy show changing opinion of MLS in Europe

    The inclusion of Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo into Italy's squad for upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers flies in the face of MLS's "retirement league" reputation.

    FC Yahoo
  • Soccer-Defender Mori joins Everton on five-year deal

    Sept 1 (Reuters) - Everton have signed defender Ramiro Mori from River Plate on a five-year deal for a fee of 9.5 million pounds ($14.6 million), according to a statement on the Premier League club's website. The 24-year-old, who was part of the team that won the Copa Libertadores earlier this…

    Reuters
  • Effenberg doubts Ribery's Bayern return

    Ex-Germany international and Bayern Munich captain Stefan Effenberg doubts veteran French winger Franck Ribery can return to fitness from the ankle injury which has sidelined him since March. "If he comes back and manages to get 100 percent fit, then Bayern will need him," Sky expert Effenberg said…

    AFP
  • De Gea move to Real Madrid mired in confusion: reports

    Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea's proposed transfer to Real Madrid appeared to be scuppered as the move was not listed in the transfers registered by the Spanish Professional League. Madrid seemed set to conclude the long-running transfer saga with a deal that would see the Spanish giants…

    AFP
  • Soccer-Southampton's Mayuka signs for French side Metz

    Sept 1 (Reuters) - French club Metz have signed forward Emmanuel Mayuka from Southampton on a permanent deal, the Premier League club said on their website (www.saintsfc.co.uk). The 24-year-old Mayuka, who was the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations top scorer, joined Saints from Young Boys in August 2012…

    Reuters
  • Man City defender Jason Denayer joins Galatasaray on loan

    (Reuters) - Manchester City centre back Jason Denayer has joined Turkish club Galatasaray on a season-long loan, according to a statement on the Premier League club's website. The 20-year-old Belgian international spent last season on loan at Celtic, where he made 29 league starts and won the…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Draxler leaves Schalke for Wolfsburg in record deal

    Germany international Julian Draxler has left his home club Schalke 04 after 14 years to join VfL Wolfsburg on a five-year contract in a record transfer for the Ruhr valley club, Schalke sports director Horst Heldt said on Monday. The talented 21-year-old World Cup winner became Schalke's biggest…

    Reuters
  • Norwich sign DR Congo forward Mbokani

    LONDON (Reuters) - Norwich City have signed Dynamo Kiev striker Dieumerci Mbokani on a season-long loan with an option to buy pending the approval of a work permit, the Premier League club said on Monday. The 29-year-old Democratic Republic of Congo international joined Belgian club Standard Liege…

    Reuters
  • Liverpool sign Nigerian starlet Awoniyi

    Liverpool signed teenage Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi on Monday and immediately sent him out on loan to German club FSV Frankfurt. Brendan Rodgers' side have brought Awoniyi to Anfield from Imperial Academy in Nigeria after fending off reported interest from Porto and Monaco. The 18-year-old is…

    AFP
  • US goalie Brad Guzan: 'Nothing changes' with Howard's return

    With their roles reversed, No. 1 goalkeeper Brad Guzan of the United States insists ''nothing changes'' in his relationship with World Cup standout Tim Howard. Guzan and Howard are part of the U.S. team that will play exhibitions against Peru on Friday and Brazil next week, the final tuneups before…

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Song returns to West Ham on loan from Barcelona

    * Song made 31 appearances for West Ham last season * Midfielder becomes club's eighth signing of summer (Adds details, quotes) Sept 1 (Reuters) - Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has rejoined West Ham United on a season-long loan, the Premier League club's chairman said on his official Twitter…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Guam basking in dreamy start to World Cup qualifying

    Ahead of what has been described as the biggest match in their history, the President of the Guam Football Association (GFA) says his team's overnight success has been a decade in the making. With back-to-back wins to open their World Cup qualification campaign, the tiny Pacific island nation sits…

    Reuters
  • Hernanes to Juve on three-year deal

    Inter Milan midfielder Hernanes has agreed terms with Juventus on a three-year deal that will see the Brazilian earn 2.7m euros a season, reports said on Monday. Hernanes, known for his great ball control and play-making skills, is expected to be Juve's second signing on the final day of summer…

    AFP