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  • Galatasaray secure Podolski signing

    Lukas Podolski has left Arsenal to sign for Galatasaray, the Turkish champions announced on Saturday. The 30-year-old German international has signed a three-year contract with the Istanbul giants, who said they will pay a transfer fee of 2.5 million euros (£1.8m, $2.8m). Podolski, whose deal…

    AFP
  • Galatasaray signs Podolski from Arsenal

    Turkish Super League Champion Galatasaray has signed Germany forward Lukas Podolski from Arsenal on a three-year contract. Podolski, who won the World Cup with Germany last year, says on Saturday ''I am happy to have reached an agreement with Galatasaray. Galatasaray will pay 2.5 million euros…

    The Associated Press
  • Turf row spark as world players' union opens to women

    The row over the Women's World Cup being played on artificial turf was the "tipping point" which pushed world players' union FIFPro to open its doors to women players, said Caroline Jonsson, head of FIFPro's new women's football committee. It comes two days before the Women's World Cup final…

    AFP
  • Manchester City and PSG ready to spend after sanctions lifted

    UEFA lifted sanctions against both Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain on Friday and both sides now freed of their financial shackles will launch into the transfer market. Belgian star Kevin de Bruyne, presently at German Bundesliga runners-up VfL Wolfsburg, Juventus' French midfielder Paul…

    AFP
  • Monaco bank on Carrillo

    Argentine striker Guido Carrillo signed for Ligue 1 side Monaco on Friday the same day they loaned Colombian marksman Radamel Falcao to English champions Chelsea. Carrillo, 24, signed a five-year contract with Monaco, who paid Argentine club Estudiantes $10million (8.9million euros) for his…

    AFP
  • Ex-Liverpool star Steven Gerrard to make LA Galaxy debut July 17

    The Los Angeles Galaxy's latest star signing will take the pitch for his first game on July 17. Steven Gerrard, Liverpool legend and do-it-all midfielder, met with his new team on Friday and will formally be introduced on July 7. The MLS club expects him to be fit for his debut 10 days later at…

    CBS Sports
  • Falcao gets fresh start at Chelsea

    Colombian international striker Radamel Falcao said Friday he is raring to go at Chelsea after signing a one-year loan deal with the English Premier League champions. The 29-year-old came out of a disastrous one year loan at Manchester United and is looking forward to plying his trade under Jose…

    AFP
  • Germany's Angerer out to silence critics

    Germany's veteran goalkeeper Nadine Angerer says she wants to bow out of the women's World Cup by beating England on Sunday to finish third and silence the critics back home. Silvia Neid's Germany squad were denied a place in Sunday's final after a 2-0 semi-final defeat to the USA as striker Celia…

    AFP
  • Nani set for Fenerbahce transfer

    Manchester United winger Nani is set to join Turkish side Fenerbahce after spending the last year on loan at Sporting Lisbon, the Istanbul outfit said Friday on its Twitter site. "Fenerbahce has begun talks with Luis Nani and his club Manchester United to transfer the player," the club said,…

    AFP
  • Lyon confirm signing of Guingamp star Beauvue

    Claudio Beauvue whose 17 goals in Ligue 1 last season for Guingamp equalled the club record set by Didier Drogba in 2003 signed a four year deal with Ligue 1 giants Lyon on Thursday for an initial 4.5 million euros ($5million). Last year's Ligue 1 runners-up will pay Guingamp 4.5 million euros up…

    AFP
  • Milan sign Brazil hotshot Luiz Adriano

    Milan (AFP) - Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano's goalscoring exploits for Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in last season's Champions League earned him a move to Italian giants AC Milan on Thursday, the buying club announced on its website.

    AFP
  • Briton Ward lands biggest payday

    By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - After four magical days at Wimbledon, British journeyman James Ward was guaranteed to pocket the biggest check of his career -- a princely sum of at least $120,000 for reaching the third round. Into third round of Wimbledon, I can't ask for anything more at the…

    Reuters
  • Only Schweinsteiger can decide Bayern future: Guardiola

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said Thursday that Bastian Schweinsteiger holds his future in his own hands amidst reports linking the Germany captain to Manchester United. The 30-year-old Germany captain has a year left on his Bayern contract and reports in the British media claim Louis van…

    AFP
  • Alibaba, Evergrande-owned soccer club files for China IPO in Asian first

    Evergrande Taobao, the soccer team co-owned by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and property firm Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd, could become the first club listed in Asia after it filed for an initial public offering in China. The team, which recently signed Brazilian World Cup winning coach Luiz…

    Reuters
  • UEFA lift Fair Play sanctions on PSG - L'Equipe

    Paris (AFP) - UEFA has decided to lift the sanctions imposed on Paris Saint-Germain under the Financial Fair Play rule, meaning the French champions can spend more on new players after proving they will be debt-free by the end of next season, according to French newspaper L'Equipe.

    AFP
  • Gundogan in u-turn signs new contract with Dortmund

    German international midfielder Ilkay Gundogan on Wednesday committed himself to Borussia Dortmund until 2017, just months after refusing to sign an extension to his contract, the club announced on its website. The 24-year-old -- a member of the Dortmund side that clinched the domestic double in…

    AFP
  • UEFA probes Barcelona over independence flags

    UEFA has opened a disciplinary proceeding against Barcelona over the use of pro-Catalan independence flags during the Spanish giant's Champions League final win against Juventus last month. "A disciplinary proceeding has been opened against FC Barcelona for illicit banner use and chanting," a UEFA…

    AFP