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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
  • 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
  • Soccer-Cautious Kompany expects Chelsea, Arsenal to bounce back

    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 and…

    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."

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  • 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-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
  • 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
  • Soccer-Defender Layun leaves Watford to join Porto on loan

    FC Porto have signed defender Miguel Layun from Watford on a season-long loan, with an option to buy him for six million euros ($6.76 million) at the end of the current campaign, the Portuguese club said. The Mexican international said he hoped to break into the first team at Porto, who won the…

    Reuters
  • 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-Man City defender Jason Denayer joins Galatasaray on loan

    Sept 1 (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…

    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
  • Norwich sign Mbokani on loan

    Norwich have signed DR Congo striker Dieumerci Mbokani from Dynamo Kiev on a season-long loan, the Premier League side announced on Monday. The Canaries also have an option to buy Mbokani, who has scored 19 goals in 46 matches for Dynamo since moving to Ukraine in 2013.

    AFP
  • Liverpool's Borini seals Sunderland switch

    Sunderland have completed the signing of Italian striker Fabio Borini from Liverpool, the Premier League club announced on Monday. Borini, who spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Sunderland, signed a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee understood to be around £7million ($10.8million,…

    AFP
  • The new team to beat in La Liga

    After two weeks of the Spanish season, the most convincing side in La Liga is not Barcelona or Real Madrid. It's Atletico Madrid.

    FC Yahoo
  • Young mascot's reaction when seeing Manchester United's Wayne Rooney is priceless

    At the Swansea - Manchester United game this Sunday, one young mascot had a complete mind blowing experience about life and the close proximity to sports legends in general as he stood right next to world-renowned Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney.

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