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    Transfer Rumor Roundup: Lacazette to Arsenal, Aguero to PSG

    Arsenal is being linked to several top-line forwards, many from Arsene Wenger‘s home country of France. One of them, Alexander Lacazette, could be progressing significantly. According to The Guardian and the Telegraph, the Gunners are preparing a $56 million bid for the Lyon frontman, an amount which would prove to break the club transfer record.

  • Mexico 2-1 Russia: El Tri overcome deficit, oust hosts with strong performance
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    Mexico 2-1 Russia: El Tri overcome deficit, oust hosts with strong performance

    It was a massive, tricky challenge. Mexico, needing to avoid defeat to continue in the Confederations Cup and having to do so against hungry host Russia, is still alive. Mexico came from behind to beat Russia 2-1 with a strong performance to move on to the semifinals.  Hirving Lozano scored a slick header to win it early in the second half, as El Tri held on. Here's how it went down. Russia was strong early and found the breakthrough on 25 minutes through this strike from Alekzandr Samedov: Mexico was able to respond just five minutes later through a brilliant header from defending Nestor Araujo: And then Russia's defense was caught sleeping. On a long clearance over the top, Lozano just wanted

  • The unfulfilled potential of Adnan Januzaj
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    The unfulfilled potential of Adnan Januzaj

    You’re 18 years old and the future is looking bright, very bright indeed. You play for arguably the biggest club in the world. You’ve just signed a new five year contract with your club, raising your basic salary from £1000 to £30,000 a week to ward off interest from others, including Barcelona. You are at the centre of an international tug of war. The English Red Tops clamour for you not to commit to another nation in order to complete the required residency to play for England. You’re told you’re special. You might be entitled to think you’ve made it, despite the fact that you’ve only played a handful of first team games for your club. Your name is Adnan Januzaj. There is a lot of pressure