As Atletico Madrid head into the start of the La Liga season this weekend, the club would be forgiven for letting out the briefest sigh of relief after having negotiated a transfer window in which they couldn’t register new signings but haven’t lost any key first team players. Antoine Griezmann was expected to be the 

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Blaise Matuidi’s reported £18 million/20 million Euros move to Juventus has represented a talking point surrounding the values of players in today’s transfer market. Good value? Yes, probably. Is it a risk for Juventus? At £18 million, one wouldn’t think so. The Serie A champions are strengthening their core with a reliable high calibre experienced 

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Premier League champions Chelsea are gearing up to splurge £120 million on three players. A report in today’s Mirror, suggests that Antonio Conte will aim to recruit Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Virgil van Dijk and Danny Drinkwater. It now seems apparent that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is now ready to back Conte’s spending plans after a 

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Well, it’s happened. Finally. After years of rumours as toothless as hearing your mate’s getting friendly with your mum Neymar is actually going to leave Barcelona and he’s leaving for Paris Saint Germain for the princely sum of £198 million. The deal is of course eye wateringly monstrous even in today’s inflated market. On top 

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Manchester United supporters leaving Old Trafford on Sunday will have been pleasantly surprised by the near perfect performance turned in by debutant Nemanja Matic with the Serbian showing a uniquely technical side of his game in the 4-0 victory over West Ham. It wouldn’t be fair on the hosts to suggest he alone was the 

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On Thursday 3rd August 2017,  the most intriguing transfer saga came to a conclusion. Barcelona announced they had received a record breaking transfer fee reported to be in the region of £198 million from Paris Saint-Germain for the flamboyant Brazilian playmaker Neymar.   Eyebrow raising The figures that are involved in the deal are astonishing; the 

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Matteo Darmian joined Manchester United from Torino during Louis van Gaal’s reign as manager. The Italian full-back is currently enjoying something of a revelation under Jose Mourinho, having improved his performances and gained Jose’s trust to play him on either side and take advantage of his versatility.   Current role Darmian currently operates as a 

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In a world dominated by ever increasing transfer fees, French club Paris Saint-Germain recently completed an eye-watering £198m move for Brazilian superstar Neymar from La Liga giants Barcelona, far surpassing the £89m fee Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba last summer. The Ligue 1 club will look to improve on last season in which they 

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Watford bought the Brazilian forward Richarlison from Fluminense for a reported £13 million and the player already passed his medical and now is awaiting the work permit ahead of his move to Vicarage Road. Richarlison recorded five goals and three assists in 14 matches for Fluminense last season, and he will add more quality and 

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Manchester United midfielder Timothy Fosu-Mensah looks set to join London based club Crystal Palace after being allowed to leave Old Trafford by Jose Mourinho on a season-long loan to gain some first team experience. The Dutchman was recently reported to be undergoing a medical with the Premier League club by Sky Sports, suggesting he is 

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The Premier League season 2016/2017 has been a successful one for Jürgen Klopp and his side, Liverpool. The team managed to finish fourth in the league table and secured Champions League qualification. With his tactics and passion, Klopp strove hard to bring the European nights back to Anfield. Now that Champions League qualifications are secured, 

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Stoke City brought Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting from Schalke 04 and didn’t have to pay anything for his services after the player’s contract with the German outfit expired this summer. The Hamburg-born forward arrived at bet365 Stadium as a direct replacement for Marko Arnautovic who left for West Ham United this off-season, and the best of 

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As soon as it became clear that Barcelona would have around £200 million burning a hole in their pocket then it was known one or two unlucky clubs would then face an onslaught as Barcelona look to reinvest the money brought in from Neymar’s sale to Paris Saint-Germain. Liverpool are one such team with the 

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In Arsenal’s recent 5-2 Emirates Cup friendly victory over Benfica, in which Theo Walcott bagged two goals, he showed a creative side to his game that many did not know existed. The England winger created numerous good chances for his teammates, however he also missed a golden opportunity to complete his hat-trick with only the 

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FC Barcelona’s sale of Neymar Jnr is historic in that it’s the largest sale of any player in the history of football. And for one player, FC Barcelona pocket 222m euros. That’s gotta be good business for any football club. Let’s examine this in greater detail for a moment. Neymar Jnr plays as a deep 

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The imminent departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain leaves Barcelona in an unenviable position with just one month to go in the summer transfer window. The club are now light in two positions within their starting line-up and are about to have a cool £197 million burning a hole in their pocket. However this could 

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Jose Mourinho has a tendency of sticking to what he knows best. In terms of players this is especially true. Over the course of the Special One’s managerial career, there are many players that Mourinho has used at multiple clubs. Jose used his compatriot Ricardo Carvalho at Chelsea, but also signed him at Real Madrid 

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After over a month of negotiations Leicester City are finally poised to secure the £25 million signing of Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City with the long delay caused by issues over a potential buy-back agreement. John Percy of the Daily Telegraph confirmed on Tuesday morning that the 20-year-old was due to take his 

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Manchester United officially confirmed the signing of Nemanja Matic on Monday afternoon. The midfielder joins United from Chelsea in a deal initially worth £35m but poised to rise to £40m with bonuses. Jose Mourinho was quite pleased with securing the services of the big Serbian- having previously worked with him at Stamford Bridge- but what 

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No team is littered with players who scream ‘European stalwarts’ quite like Real Madrid. B arcelona, Manchester City and most recently PSG have come erringly close, still the Los Blancos stand head and shoulder above the rest. But why not? After years of firing in the dark, the ‘Galacticos’ approach has finally paid off as 

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