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  • Barcelona Deny Antoine Griezmann Agreement Amid Rumours

    Barcelona have issued a statement denying an agreement has been reached between the club and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann. On Saturday on their official website, Barcelona said the club "strongly denies the information that has appeared over the course of the last few hours in different media regarding Atletico Madrid player, Antoine Griezmann, and an alleged deal with our club." According to Mundo Deportivo (h/t Jordan Seward of the MailOnline), the Blaugrana will not allocate the...

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  • Thibaut Courtois to Miss Chelsea vs. Brighton with Ankle Injury

    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will miss the team's clash with Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday in the Premier League due to an ankle problem. News of the issue came via Kristof Terreur of Het Laatste Nieuws, although it was noted the injury is not a serious one:  Chelsea later confirmed their XI for the clash on the south coast on their Twitter account, with Willy Caballero taking the Belgian's place: It's a big blow for the Blues in the short-term, as they will also be without the...

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  • Arsenal Transfer News: Fresh Rumours on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    Borussia Dortmund will reportedly fly into London to discuss the potential transfer of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal. According to German outlet Westfalische Anzeiger (h/t Charles Watts of Football.London), BVB sporting director Michael Zorc is ready to thrash out terms for the attacker to join the Gunners. Watts wrote: "The development comes just 24 hours after Zorc had been angered by Arsene Wenger talking openly about Aubameyang, despite no deal being agreed between the two...

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  • Michael Carrick to Retire After Season, Join Manchester United Coaching Staff

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said that midfielder Michael Carrick will retire at the end of the season and join the club's coaching staff. The 36-year-old has managed just one appearance for the Red Devils this season due to injury and also having undergone a procedure to correct an irregular heart rhythm. He is closing in on a return to action and should play again this season, though it will be his last before he hangs up his boots. Per James Ducker at The Telegraph, Mourinho is...

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  • Jurgen Locadia Completes Brighton Record Transfer from PSV on 4-Year Contract

    Brighton & Hove Albion have confirmed they have signed striker Jurgen Locadia from PSV Eindhoven for a club-record fee:  The 24-year-old has signed a deal that will keep him at the club until 2022, although the club have not yet disclosed the transfer fee. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.  Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Get the app and get the game.

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  • MLS SuperDraft 2018: Complete Round-by-Round Results and Twitter Reaction

    The first two rounds of the MLS SuperDraft kicked off on Friday at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia, with expansion team Los Angeles FC having the first pick. Bob Bradley's side went for University of Akron defender Joao Moutinho, while the LA Galaxy went next and also opted to add to the defense by going for Stanford's Tomas Hilliard-Arce. Here are the full results from the first round: 1. Los Angeles FC: Joao Moutinho, D, Akron 2. LA Galaxy: Tomas Hilliard-Arce, D,...

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  • Jose Mourinho Confirms Manchester United in Alexis Sanchez Transfer Talks

    Jose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United are ready to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, but he said no deal has been agreed yet. BBC Sport reported the Red Devils coach reinforced Gunners manager Arsene Wenger's comment that Sanchez is "likely" to move to Old Trafford during the January transfer window. Mourinho said: "There is no point in trying to hide or deny, but it [Sanchez's transfer] is not done at all. "I think clearly everybody knows that we are there and especially when Arsenal...

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  • Inter Milan in 'Pole Position' to Sign Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge

    Inter Milan are reportedly in "pole position" to sign Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge on loan during the January transfer window despite the Englishman preferring a potential switch to Sevilla. Per Melissa Reddy of Goal, Sevilla have only asked whether Sturridge is available, while Inter have submitted a "serious" proposal for him and offered to pay a significant loan fee, cover his wages and include the possibility of a permanent deal. Reddy added Sturridge has been encouraged by the...

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  • Edin Dzeko's Agent Shuts Down Chelsea Talk, Says Striker Wants to Stay at Roma

    Edin Dzeko wants to stay at Roma rather than join Chelsea, according to his agent Irfan Redzepagic. He spoke to Roma Giallorossa (h/t Football Italia) and dismissed speculation linking his client with the Blues: "No, I don't know anything about this. I have no information to that effect. Dzeko is already a Roma player, you know that. "Look, every time we talk about Dzeko the names of clubs like Chelsea, Chinese clubs, Mexican clubs come up. These are just rumours. The truth is that Dzeko wants...

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  • Sergio Roberto Signs Barcelona Contract Renewal Until 2022

    Sergi Roberto signed a contract renewal at Barcelona on Friday that will keep him at the Camp Nou until 2022.  Barcelona announced the news via their official website, with a €500 million buyout clause included in the 25-year-old's contract. Spanish football journalists David Cartlidge and Graham Hunter welcomed the news: Sergi Roberto joined the club as a youngster in 2006 and worked his way through the ranks at the Blaugrana's La Masia academy before making his senior debut in 2010 at the age...

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  • Schalke Confirm Leon Goretzka Will Join Bayern Munich in the Summer

    Schalke 04 sporting director Christian Heidel on Friday announced that midfielder Leon Goretzka will join Bayern Munich on a free transfer when his contract expires at the Veltins-Arena in the summer. Heidel revealed the news via Schalke's official Twitter account: He added that Goretzka, 22, has completed a medical with the German champions and signed a contract, as Schalke's Twitter account relayed: "We were very sorry to hear this. [Bayern CEO] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told us yesterday that...

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  • Fernandinho Signs Manchester City Contract Extension Until 2020

    Fernandinho has signed a two-year contract extension at Manchester City that will see him remain at the Etihad Stadium until 2020, the club announced on their official website on Friday. The midfielder revealed his delight at putting pen to paper on the new deal:  "This is a club with a fantastic future and I want to be a part of it for as long as possible. "With Pep [Guardiola] in charge, I feel sure we can win significant silverware and, importantly, we will try to do it playing attractive,...

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  • Fernandinho Signs Manchester City Contract Extension Until 2020

    Fernandinho has signed a two-year contract extension at Manchester City that will see him remain at the Etihad Stadium until 2020, the club announced on their official website on Friday. The midfielder revealed his delight at putting pen to paper on the new deal:  "This is a club with a fantastic future and I want to be a part of it for as long as possible. "With Pep [Guardiola] in charge, I feel sure we can win significant silverware and, importantly, we will try to do it playing attractive,...

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  • Jose Mourinho Open to Cristiano Ronaldo Return Amid Real Madrid Exit Rumours

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly given the green light for Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Old Trafford after recent reports indicated the Portuguese superstar is unhappy at Real Madrid.  According to La Sexta's Jose Luis Sanchez (via AS), United have undertaken an economic study on the viability of re-signing Ronaldo, who will turn 33 next month, and have established that, despite a potential €400 million outlay on transfer fee and wages, the "media impact and marketing...

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  • Emre Can Future Linked to Leon Goretzka's Amid Bayern Munich, Man City Rumours

    Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing Liverpool midfielder Emre Can and will have the opportunity to get him if Leon Goretzka moves to Bayern Munich.  According to David Maddock of the Mirror, Bayern are keen on both Goretzka and Can—who will be free agents in the summer and are both receptive to a move to the Allianz Arena—but are only likely to sign one. Should they snap up the Schalke man ahead of Liverpool, who are also interested in him, that will free up Can to join City as...

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  • Chelsea Reportedly Target Roma's Edin Dzeko After Andy Carroll Injury

    Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko after former £20 million target Andy Carroll was ruled out for four weeks with an ankle injury.  According to MailOnline's Simon Jones and Matt Maltby, in their search for a new back-up striker to replace Michy Batshuayi, Chelsea are now planning a £40 million move for Dzeko, 31, and his Roma team-mate Emerson Palmieri, who plays at left-back. Per Jones and Maltby, Roma's preference would be to not let Dzeko go, but Chelsea are...

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  • Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Chelsea: Preview, Live Stream and TV Info

    Premier League champions Chelsea travel to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday, with the Blues desperate for points after slipping down to fourth in the table. Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has overseen three consecutive league draws, and the Stamford Bridge outfit appear short of ideas. It has been a credible introduction to life in the top flight for the Seagulls, who have 23 points from 23 matches. Brighton could climb as high as 10th with a shock victory, which would...

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  • Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: Preview, Live Stream and TV Info

    Arsenal welcome Crystal Palace to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday, with the Eagles rejuvenated under manager Roy Hodgson. The former England coach has steadied the ship at Selhurst Park, and his side have recorded consecutive league victories to accelerate away from the relegation zone. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger remains under perhaps the most severe pressure of his long tenure in north London, and the Frenchman needs three points to calm supporters. Date: Saturday, Jan....

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  • Manchester United Transfer News: Paulo Dybala Can Leave Juventus If He Requests

    Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has said Manchester United target Paulo Dybala will remain at the J Stadium—unless he asks to leave the club. Dybala has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for much of the past year, and Marotta told Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport one way a Juve star can expect to leave the club (h/t Alex Porter of the Manchester Evening News. When quizzed on United's talent in the South American, Marotta replied: "He's a very strong player, on which we aim a...

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  • Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Interested in Shock Peter Crouch Move

    Chelsea are reportedly interested in making a shock move for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch before the January transfer window closes.  The Blues are keen to bring in a back-up to Alvaro Morata and have inquired as to the 36-year-old's availability, according to Sam Wallace at The Telegraph. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.  Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Get the app and get the game.

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  • Marco Asensio's Last-Minute Goal Gives Real Madrid Copa Del Rey Win vs. Leganes

    Real Madrid took the upper hand in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final clash against Leganes and will return to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu with a 1-0 lead running in their favour.  The two teams almost ran to a draw before Marco Asensio rose to save Real's blushes thanks to his 90th-minute golazo, scoring with only his side's third shot on target. Leganes will travel to Spain's capital for the second-leg meeting at the Bernabeu on Jan. 24. Just as he did for the round-of-16...

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  • Sunil Gulati Says Perception of US Impacting 2026 World Cup Bid

    United States Soccer Federation (USSF) president Sunil Gulati has said the "perceptions of America" are negatively impacting the country's joint bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Speaking at a public event hosted by former U.S. international Alexi Lalas, Gulati voiced his belief that circumstances outside football and other external events have influenced the host bid, per ESPN.com's Jeff Carlisle: "This is not only about our stadiums and our hotels and all that. "It's about perceptions of...

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  • Agent Donato Di Campli Says Neymar, PSG Stars Locked in 'Golden Prison'

    Football agent Donato Di Campli has cast doubt over whether Neymar or any of Paris Saint-Germain's biggest stars will be allowed to leave the club after describing it as a "golden prison." Di Campli represented PSG midfielder Marco Verratti until last July and told Italian newspaper Tuttosport he doesn't know if Neymar—recently linked with a move to Real Madrid—will ever be permitted to leave (h/t Marca): "Nobody will get [Neymar] out of there. That team has more potential than any other and the...

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  • Chelsea Accused of Breaking Youth Player Signing Rules in FIFA Inquiry

    Premier League champions Chelsea have been accused of breaking rules regarding signing foreign players under the age of 18 following a FIFA investigation.  According to David Hytner at the Guardian, the investigation looked into the signing of 25 players and the information has been passed to its disciplinary committee. The investigation was sparked by Chelsea's signing of Bertrand Traore, who arrived at the club from Auxerre as an 18-year-old in January 2014. However, FIFA have been made aware...

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