Liverpool Believe They Will Sign James Rodriguez if they Qualify for Champions League

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Here we go again with James Rodriguez transfer rumors. The international break is the perfect time to talk summer transfer window gossip.

Summer 2016, January 2016, summer 2014, all filled with plenty of stories linking James, don’t call him Jay-mes, it’s Hai-Mez” Rodriguez” to Manchester United, and later Liverpool. James Rodriguez made a big name for himself in the summer of ’14, parlaying his wonderful World Cup performances for the Colombian National Team into a fat contract with Real Madrid. 

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Jesse Lingard Says He Really Wants to Stay at Manchester United

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Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard is the answer to a very interesting trivia question. He is both the final goal scorer of the Louis van Gaal era and the first to score in the Jose Mourinho regime. Lingard finds himself in and out of the starting XI for United, but he’s a fairly significant contributor.

The 24-year-old winger has seen contract extension talks between the club and his representation stall out, but he maintains that he wants to stay. Lingard says his heart is at Man United.

“The contract is still ongoing with talks at the moment,” he said while on international duty with England.

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Wayne Rooney is not Finished Yet Says England Manager Gareth Southgate

Remember that Manchester United fanzine poll in September which showed 99% of respondents wanting Wayne Rooney dropped from the starting XI? Well, they got their wish, as he did go to the bench for awhile. However, the criticism Rooney receives is perhaps unlike any football player all across the world.

The United and England Captain has sometimes been analogized to the Queen, being called a “meaningless figurehead” in opinion columns. There have been many funny swings taking at Rooney, but that specific slam is definitely among the most creative and clever.

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Jose Mourinho Claims his Croata vs Ukraine Outing Wasn’t a Scouting Trip

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho took in Croatia’s 1-0 win over Ukraine last night in Zagreb, but he denies that his attendance was for the purposes of scouting.

Earlier in the week, Mourinho met with the agent of Inter Milan and Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, who was also in the house. However, his client sat out the outing due to suspension. Mourinho maintains that this traveling wasn’t for work, or even a “workcation” but instead was just for fun.

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Chelsea FC to Give Hazard, Courtois Big Raises to Ward Off Real Madrid

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Chelsea FC goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has down played the stories linking him with a summer move to Real Madrid. He made public statements indicating that he would like to stay with the Blues. According to a report published today, Stamford Bridge will compensate him appropriately to make sure that he does so.

Likewise with Eden Hazard, who’s also receiving major interest from Real. The Daily Mirror claims that Chelsea will increase the paygrade for both players.

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Bizarre Statue of Arsenal Star Alexis Sanchez Unveiled and Vandalized

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There’s a bizarre looking statue of Arsenal FC and Chile star forward Alexis Sanchez erected in his native country. The still life is much less realism or trompe l’oeil, and instead very cartoonish. It resides in the player’s home city of Tocopilla and it consists of Alexis Sanchez in full Chile kit, alongside the badges of all the clubs he has played for: Arsenal, Barcelona, Udinese and Colo.

There are also two replicas of the Copa America trophy, won by Chile last summer and the year before.

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Archie Miller New Indiana Hoosiers Head Coach; B1G Will Be Better Next Season

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According to the University itself, Archie Miller is now the new head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers. IU has officially found their Tom Crean replacement. The former Dayton Head Coach burst into the national radar in 2014 when he led the Flyers to the Elite 8. Since then, he had been considered the new Shaka Smart of sorts, but his then current school rewarded him with a new lucrative contract extension.

Miller has been the guy in high demand every March when high major programs make regime changes and hunt for replacements.

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Jose Mourinho Attends Croatia World Cup Qualifier Against Ukraine

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho was in Zagreb this week to meet with the agent of Ivan Perisic, Inter Milan forward. Mourinho was then reportedly sarcastic to reporters who were tailing him; no doubt trying to get a summer transfer story scoop out of this situation.

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Edurne, David de Gea’s Girlfriend, House Hunting for the Couple in Madrid

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Spanish pop star Edurne Garcia, better known by her stage name Edurne is the girlfriend of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. She currently lives in two places, splitting time between Madrid and Manchester. It was widely considered that Edurne was one of the major reasons why De Gea previously desired a return to his hometown of Madrid.

In the summer of 2015 we had to endure daily De Gea “will he stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid?” updates to the point that it exceeded egregious tedium. The whole repetitive soap opera ended fittingly with a fax machine snafu kiboshing the transfer at the midnight hour.

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Manchester United Reportedly Closing in on Antoine Griezmann Acquisition Deal

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It’s been well known for some time that Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is the number one summer transfer target for Manchester United. It’s also no secret that United feel pretty confident that they’ll sign the world famous superstar. Conventional wisdom holds that France teammate and confidant Paul Pogba will be key to recruiting Griezmann to Old Trafford.

Given reports yesterday, this situation looks very favorable for United, as the deal seems to be moving increasing towards closure.

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Jose Mourinho Meets with Agent of Ivan Perisic, Transfer Speculation Increasing

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Ivan Perisic is the latest Manchester United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world today, and there’s good reason for that.

This isn’t just tabloid back page “FAKE NEWS!”, there’s substance to this one as United Manager Jose Mourinho was spotted in Zagreb, Croatia meeting with the agent of Ivan Perisic, a gentleman by the name of Predrag Mijatovic.

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Luis Suarez Once Reached Agreement to Leave Liverpool for Arsenal Says Arsene Wenger

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We’ve got a major Arsenal FC transfer rumor story circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world today; kind of. Well, it’s a past Arsenal FC transfer rumor story, about a guy that should have come, but didn’t.

Arsenal was all set to lure Luis Suarez away from Liverpool in 2013; according to what Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had to say today.

In an interview with beIN SPORTS, Arsene said a general agreement was reached to bring Suarez to the Gunners.

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