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Lukaku reveals Mourinho played vital role in procuring his services

by Armen Bedakian 32m ago Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff Livepic New Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku revealed Monday the vital role manager Jose Mourinho played in convincing him to choose to join the Red Devils, crediting the Portuguese tactician’s vision as a key factor. The 24-year-old Belgium international joined United for a massive £75-million fee and while ...

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Report: Everton submits improved £45M offer for Swansea's Sigurdsson

Everton is eager to add Gylfi Sigurdsson to its long list of summer arrivals after submitting an improved offer to Swansea City. A determined Ronald Koeman is hoping Everton’s latest bid, which could potentially total £45 million, will be enough to convince Swansea to sell the gifted Iceland international, according to John Percy of The Telegraph. Although the latest offers ...

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From Maicon to Mendy: Overdue full-back signings make City team to beat

Before this summer, you had to go back some way to find the last time Manchester City spent on a full-back. Roberto Mancini was seemingly restless after guiding the club to its first top-flight title in 44 years, and toyed with a back-three during pre-season and the early competitive fixtures of the 2012-13 term. It was an unmitigated disaster, with ...

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Report: Sanchez willing to lower wage demands to force Manchester City move

The idea of a reunion with Pep Guardiola is music to Alexis Sanchez‘s ears, so much so that Arsenal‘s wantaway star is willing to lower his wage demands to force a move to Manchester City, Miguel Delaney of the Independent reports. Sanchez, 28, has just one year left on his current deal with the Gunners and is reportedly looking for ...

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Perfect player series: Building a flawless goalkeeper

Presented By by Gianluca Nesci 10m ago Images via Reuters // Action Images Every footballer on the planet has blemishes: weaknesses in their game they wish didn’t exist. But what if they didn’t? What would the ideal player look like in every position? Plucking specific traits from various superstars, theScore is diving into the lab to build the perfect footballer. ...

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Van Dijk excluded from next leg of Southampton's pre-season tour

by Daniel Rouse 1h ago Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff Livepic Virgil van Dijk wasn’t named in Southampton‘s travelling throng for Saturday’s friendly against Saint-Etienne, nor will he feature in the training in southeastern France that precedes it. Following manager Mauricio Pellegrino’s concession that the Dutchman was training separately from the rest of the team after expressing a ...

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Manchester City inks Mendy for reported record €57.5M fee

Money can’t buy happiness, but in football, it can rectify a club’s shortcomings. And that’s exactly what Benjamin Mendy‘s move to Manchester City on Monday represents for a squad that faced a dearth of full-backs at the start of the summer transfer window. The 23-year-old France international has signed a five-year deal with the Club and will wear the number ...

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Report: Liverpool suspends Naby Keita pursuit until next year

Liverpool has reportedly given up hope of signing Naby Keita from RB Leipzig this summer. Instead, the Merseyside outfit is planning to revive talks with Leipzig next summer after a series of bids failed to convince the German side to sell Keita, according to The Telegraph’s Chris Bascombe. Liverpool was apparently discouraged over the prospect of luring the 22-year-old to ...

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Watch: United strikes 1st after Martial carves through Real Madrid

Zidane: Ronaldo isn’t leaving Real Madrid, ‘and that’s it’ Zidane: Ronaldo isn’t leaving Real Madrid, ‘and that’s it’ liga 2d ago EPL | theScore

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Spalletti: Manchester United target Perisic can leave if price is right

Inter boss Luciano Spalletti says Manchester United transfer target Ivan Perisic can leave this summer if the Red Devils meet the valuation of the Croatian winger. Perisic has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, though the Lancashire lot has reportedly come up short in its bid for the 28-year-old, and the player has joined his teammates for ...

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