Liverpool: Dejan Lovren Transfer – Latest Update

Dejan Lovren

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Liverpool are set to make a bid for Lyon’s center back, Dejan Lovren.

The Croat has been followed by Kenny Dalglish and his scouts for a while now and following the Reds’ defensive problems this season they are now ready to make a move for the player.

The French team are unlikely to oppose the transfer as they are in financial difficulties and need to raise cash following a deficit of £26 Million last year.

Lovren is 22-years-old and is seen as an ideal replacement for Jamie Carragher, who is expected to finish his playing career at the end of the current campaign.

Liverpool will need to shore up their defense if they are to mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title and this transfer could prove to be their solution.

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Manchester United: Tom Cleverly Signs New Contract – Official Statement

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The midfielder, Tom Cleverly, has signed a new contract at Manchester United.

The 22-year-old has finally managed to break into the first team at Old Trafford this season and his performances have been so impressive that Sir Alex Ferguson has decided to reward him with a new deal.

The official statement on the club’s website said:

“Tom Cleverley has signed a new four-year deal which will see the midfielder stay at Old Trafford until the end of the 2014/15 season.

The 22-year-old, who is currently recovering from an ankle injury, is a product of the Manchester United Academy, having arrived at Old Trafford at the age of 12, and his recent performances for the first team have seen him called into the full England squad.

Sir Alex Ferguson is delighted that Cleverley has put to paper on a new contract, saying: “Tom is one of the brightest prospects in the English game. For a young boy, he has a good footballing brain which, when coupled with his energy and ability, makes for a player with a fine future ahead of him.

“It’s the United way to encourage our young players to make their mark in the first team and Tom has grabbed that chance with both hands.”

The man himself added: “It’s been a fantastic start to the season for me, breaking into the first team and getting an England call-up.

“Having grown up at the club, I’d love to be able to make a contribution to United winning more trophies. We have a squad with great ability and I can’t wait to get started again.”

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Arsenal: Bacary Sagna Broken Leg – Official Statement

Bacary Sagna Sustained Broken Leg Injury

Bacary Sagna Sustained Broken Leg Injury (Image via Wikipedia)

Arsenal have confirmed that the right back – Bacary Sagna, has suffered a leg fracture in the Sunday’s defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.

The player fell following a clash with a Spurs defender and had to be strechered off, unable to take further part in the match. Following the game the manager, Arsene Wenger, expressed his worries about the injury and these have now been proven true, meaning that Sagna will not be able to feature for his club until some time next year.

The official statement from the club on the injury reads:

“The Club can confirm that Bacary Sagna sustained a fracture to the fibula in his right leg during the match against Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon.

Further detailed investigations and assessments will take place on Monday, during which time Bacary will see ankle specialists and the Arsenal medical team regarding the further management of his injury.

It is expected that Bacary will be out for approximately three months and a surgical procedure cannot be ruled out at this stage.

Everyone at the Club wishes Bacary a speedy recovery and looks forward to seeing him playing again as soon as possible.”

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Manchester United: Sir Alex Ferguson Reveals Retirement Plans

Sir Alex Ferguson - Manchester United manager

Sir Alex Ferguson – Manchester United manager

The Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has revealed that he is planning to retire in the next few years.

The Scott has been at the helm of the club since 1986 and the rumours of him finally giving up the post have been circling around for the past few years, but he has always maintained that he was not yet ready to hang up his coaching boots.

However now he has finally said that a plan is in place to finally be replaced by a new manager.

Fergie said: ““I’ve got three or four years left. I feel good. But when I do leave, I will leave in place a strong young team that will continue to succeed for my successor.”

The men likely to replace Ferguson include Jose Mourinho (currently at Real Madrid) and Pep Guardiola (Barcelona), but it is also likely that United will turn to one of their old stars to take over at the most successfull English club.

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Gary Cahill Wanted By Elite Clubs – Transfer Latest

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Gary Cahill (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It has emerged that Bolton midfielder – Gary Cahill, is wanted by several top European clubs.

Following a Summer where he was heavily linked with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur it now seems that Chelsea and Juventus have also entered the race to sign the England international.

Cahill is expected to finally make a move away from  Bolton in January as he wishes to play in the Champions League.

His release clause from the current club stands at £17 million, but with so many top clubs competing for his services it is expected to raise closer to £20 million.

Bolton manager, Owen Coyle, has said in the past that he does not want to lose Cahill, but with the defenders’ contract running out at the end of the current season Bolton will try and cash in while they can rather than risk losing him for nothing in the Summer.

Cahill is now established as a center-back for his national team, which has certainly helped to raise his profile around Europe and alert big clubs on the continent.

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Watch Champions League Final Online – Manchester United v Barcelona

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Wembley Stadium - CL Final (Image by Getty Images via @daylife)

Manchester United take on Barcelona in the Champions League final tomorrow afternoon.

Both teams have already been crowned Champions in their domestic leagues and will now fight it out for the most famous trophy in club football.

In England the match will be shown by both Sky and ITV.

However you can also watch it live online. Many websites will be streaming the famous clash live from Wembley.

Here is a pick of which legitimate websites will be showing the Final:

www.livesoccertv.com

championsleaguetv.com

Sky TV will also stream the match on their website.

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Liverpool: Stewart Downing Talks About Possible Transfer

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Stewart Downing has admitted that he might move away from Aston Villa this Summer.

The 26-year-old is being heavily linked with a possible transfer to Liverpool and today he has sparked further speculations by saying that he is considering his future.

“I know the club are keen for me to extend my contract as I only have two years left on my deal,” he said.

“However, I am 26 and at a major crossroads in my career so I won’t be committing to a new deal at the moment.”

“I want to keep playing and enjoying my football,” Downing added in an interview with the Northern Echo.

“The most important thing is to play football, but I do want to play in the Champions League at some point.”

Kenny Dalglish is said to be keen on the player and the Reds have a much higher chance of fulfilling his ambition of appearing on the biggest European stage.

It is therefor likely that the two clubs and the player will reach an agreement before the beginning of next season.

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Arsenal And Tottenham Set To Fight For Falcao Transfer

Arsenal And Tottenham To Fight For Falcao Transfer

Radamel Falcao Of Porto (Image by Getty Images via @daylife)

Two Premier League clubs are ready to fight it out for the signature of Radamel Falcao.

The Colombian striker currently plays for Porto and has a buyout clause of 30 Million Euros.

The player’s agent, Claudio Mossi, has revealed today that both London clubs have made it clear that they are willing to meet that price.

“England are crazy about Falcao,” Mossi told Maisfutebol.

“Among the leading candidates are Arsenal and Tottenham. They are willing to hit the 30 million clause.”

“The figure is not an extraordinary value for them.”

Porto are still trying to negotiate a new contract with the 25-year-old and Mossi added that Falcao needs time to decide on his future, but that one of his major objectives is to play in the Champions League.

“He is very happy at Porto,” the agent said.

“There he can play the Champions next year. The problem is that every day he is linked with other clubs.

“It is important that he is left alone for a time with his family now to decide.”

 

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Arsenal: Agent Denies Benzema Transfer Talks

Arsenal: Agent Denies Benzema Transfer Talks

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid (Image by americanistadechiapas via Flickr)

Karim Benzema’s agent denies rumours that he has held talks about a potential transfer of the player to Arsenal.

The French striker is one of Arsene Wenger’s targets this Summer and it was believed last week that his representative had visited London to begin negotiations.

However the agent, Karim Djaziri, has today revealed that his trip to the England’s capital was for different reasons.

“I went to London for personal business, not to discuss any transfer,” he said.

“Karim Benzema has a contract with Real Madrid so let’s wait and see.

“He loves Madrid and wants to play every time as he loves playing football.”

But with the Gunners once again failing to win a trophy, Wenger has already suggested that he is looking to spend a lot of money and Benzema is a player he has admired for a while.

It is also known that Real Madrid are not too keen on holding on to the striker and would accept a reasonable offer for him.

 

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Tottenham Hotspur Sign Barcelona Star – Transfer Latest

Tottenham Hotspur Sign Barcelona Star - Transfer Latest

Tottenham Hotspur Sign Barcelona Star - Transfer Latest (Image by OrganikPhotoGrafik via Flickr)

Tottenham Hotspur have signed a young Barcelona star.

Harry Redknapp has managed to beat competition from Chelsea in order to pursuade Cristian Ceballos to come to White Hart Lane.

The 16-year-old attacking midfielder did not manage to agree terms with the Spanish Champions and was a free agent.

Both London clubs have invited him to train with them and following those trials the player finally opted to sign for Tottenham.

A source close to Ceballos commented: “The boy captained Barca’s Under-17′s and here we have a proper player, potentially one of the greats if he develops as people think he might,” a source close to the player said.

“He went to Chelsea for two weeks and trained for three days with the first-team before a Champions League game such was the impression he made, but for some strange reason no one seemed to make a decision about him.

“Now, he has signed a three-year contract with Spurs and Harry Redknapp has a player who will be in his first-team within a year.”

This is Redknapps firts signing of the Summer transfer window, but the coach is expected to be busy recruiting new faces throughout the next three months.

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