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  • Hanover snap up French forward Briand

    French international forward Jimmy Briand, who was a free agent after his contract expired at Lyon, has joined Bundesliga club Hanover 96 on a one-year deal. "Jimmy Briand has quite a flexible profile, allowing him to play on the wing or through the middle of the attack," explained sporting…

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  • Brandao set for court hearing after Motta headbutt

    SC Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao was held in custody for several hours on Friday and will face charges following his headbutt on Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta, a court source told AFP. The 34-year-old will appear in court on November 3 on charges of committing premeditated assault in a…

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  • Agent: Van Ginkel not pleased after being overlooked for Burnley match

    One storyline that got missed in the aftermath of Chelsea's win against Burnley on Monday was the fact that Marco van Ginkel, out for most of last season with an ACL injury, wasn't named in the squad. Van Ginkel, 21, might have expected to be named as a substitute given Ramires' suspension, but…

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  • Cech not totally happy at the moment, according to Mourinho

    In this morning's pre-Leicester press conference, Jose Mourinho was asked about the Petr Cech/Thibaut Courtois situation, and how the veteran Chelsea keeper was reacting to becoming the second option. Mourinho had nothing but praise in his comments about Cech, but did note that the player isn't…

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  • Whipping boys Evian next up for injury-hit PSG in French Ligue 1

    Injuries to several key players mean that Paris Saint-Germain's trip to struggling Evian in Ligue 1 on Friday may prove a stiffer test than the reigning champions bargained for. With captain Thiago Silva already out for several weeks with a hamstring injury, PSG saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic go off with…

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  • Monaco, PSG angling after Petr Cech

    Although we haven't yet heard of any official bids regarding Petr Cech, if the Telegraph is any guide they're almost certainly on their way. Now second-choice after Thibaut Courtois got the not between the sticks for Burnley, the 32-year-old can't be completely happy at Stamford Bridge, and he's…

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  • Montpellier drop Premier League target Stambouli

    Midfielder Benjamin Stambouli, who has been linked with a move to the Premier League, has been left out of Montpellier's squad for this weekend's Ligue 1 clash with Metz. "It is difficult to prepare for a match when you are worried about making a potentially career-making decision," Montpellier…

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  • Played For Both: SAFC and Manchester United

    There have been many, many, many players that have played for both Sunderland and Manchester United over the years - far too many for me to regale in this piece. Now I might be alone here but I bloody loved Dwight Yorke. Although he was brought in to Sunderland to play as a holding midfielder -…

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  • Brandao handed provisional ban for headbutt

    SC Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao has been provisionally suspended until September 18 by the French league (LFP) following his headbutt on Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta after last Saturday's Ligue 1 clash. Brandao's lawyer Olivier Martin explained that his client will appear at a full…

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  • Bayern Munich season preview: Will Pep Guardiola's endless tinkering work?

    Bayern Munich are in the unique position of never being satisfied with one or two trophies. Unlike the biggest clubs in Spain, England and Italy, they have no natural rival. They are on an island, clearly the biggest team in Germany. A league-cup double is currently taken for granted. It is almost…

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  • Blanc optimistic about Ibrahimovic healing quickly

    French champions Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic should be back in action soon despite tearing a side muscle, claimed their coach Laurent Blanc on Thursday. The 32-year-old striker went off during the win over Bastia last Saturday but Blanc said that both he and Dutch…

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  • Di Maria wants out of Madrid - Ancelotti

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that midfielder Angel di Maria has asked to leave the European champions before the end of the transfer window. The 26-year-old Argentine -- who missed the World Cup final defeat by Germany because of injury -- was a star performer as Real claimed…

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  • Celtic look to seize second chance in Champions League

    Scottish champions Celtic will look to use their reprieve from Champions League oblivion and gain a positive result away at Slovenian titleholders Maribor on Wednesday in the first leg of their play-off. Celtic were soundly beaten by Polish outfit Legia Warsaw in the third qualifying round only to…

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  • Neymar on Brazil roster for Dunga's first match as manager

    Dunga named his first Brazil squad since taking over as manager -- his second stint leading the Selecao -- and it is headlined by Neymar. There was some concern that the Barcelona player would miss out as he recovers from injury, but he is on the team that had 13 changes from the side that went to…

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  • Demba Ba mistakes Champions League qualifier for video game, attempts shot from opening kick

    How do you start a Champions League qualifying playoff against Arsenal in a way that would even make Zlatan Ibrahimovic think twice?

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  • Can Marseille and Marcelo Bielsa adapt to each other?

    Olympique de Marseille's appointment of Marcelo Bielsa this summer was a gamble, though it was a gamble that made some measure of sense. Club president Vincent Labrune wanted a "revolution" at the French club, and the crazy Argentine was certainly going to provide that. Sure, they can't match the…

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  • Brandao headbutt 'scandalous' - French sports official

    French secretary of state for sports Thierry Braillard on Monday dubbed as "scandalous" the headbutt Brazilian striker Brandao landed on Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta on Saturday. Brandao's club, SC Bastia, later added that it "condemned without ambiguity" the player's action, but…

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  • Monaco blown away by Bordeaux comeback

    Monaco suffered a second defeat in as many games this season as Bordeaux came from behind to beat the principality club 4-1 in Ligue 1 on Sunday. Dimitar Berbatov gave the visitors the lead at the Stade Chaban-Delmas just before half-time, but having lost at home to Lorient last weekend, Leonardo…

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  • PSG confirm Motta nose broken in Brandao clash

    Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday confirmed that midfielder Thiago Motta suffered a fractured nose in an ugly clash with Brazilian striker Brandao after Saturday's 2-0 win against SC Bastia. Images from surveillance cameras in the tunnel at the Parc des Princes showed Brandao waiting for Motta to…

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  • Bielsa's Marseille jeered off in defeat

    Marcelo Bielsa's first home game as coach of Marseille ended in a chorus of jeers after a deflating 2-0 defeat to southern rivals Montpellier on Sunday afternoon. A goal in each half from Anthony Mounier and Morgan Sanson handed Montpellier the points and left OM still looking for their first…

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