Archives for June 2018

Man United Transfer Talk: Gareth Bale, Willian, Sam Greenwood

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It will continue to be a very exciting summer transfer window at Manchester United, with plenty of comings and goings. Who will be the next to join Fred and Diogo Dalot as new arrivals this summer? Who will be heading out the Old Trafford door?

Let’s take a spin through the latest transfer rumors and gossip making the rounds on the internet today.

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Chelsea FC Transfer Talk: Willian, Lewis Baker, Courtois, Alisson

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It will eventually be a very exciting summer transfer window at Chelsea FC, with plenty of comings and goings. Yes, we know it has been crickets chirping thus far, but trust us, things will warm up soon.

Let’s take a spin through the latest transfer rumors and gossip making the rounds on the internet today.

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Lionel Messi Used to Play FIFA as Chelsea, Pablo Zabaleta Reveals

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Barcelona and Argentina superstar of superstars Lionel Messi apparently had a secret admiration for Chelsea. Or he might have once had a latent desire to leave the Camp Nou for Stamford Bridge.

That’s because when he played FIFA, the immensely popular football video game, with former national teammate and close friend Pablo Zabaleta, he regularly chose Chelsea.

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Mo Salah Handles Home Address Leak as Classy as Possible

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Liverpool and Egypt winger Mo Salah has consistently been the subject of headlines this World Cup, but for many different reasons. At the start of the tournament, we were all focused on his fitness and potential availability. Later, as Egypt was crashing out, the superstar scoring sensation was a top story line due to rumors of his international retirement.

Today, Salah is headline news due to the extremely classy manner in which he handled his home address getting leaked.

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How Roger Federer is Doing Better than Most Against Father Time

2018 will mark the second year in which a period of three weeks runs in between the end of the French Open and the start of Wimbledon. The slight extension of off time between tennis grand slam events may seem like a minor detail, thing but in the extremely structured, overly-micromanaged big money global sporting universe, this is a big deal.

With every event and tournament, there is an extensive amount of energy put into making sure optimum exposure, on multiple levels, is achieved. You have to make considerations for sponsorships, facility needs, venue concerns, athletes, the athletes supports staff and so much more. With so many different competing interests, you better believe that it takes years of behind the scenes maneuvering by the game’s powers-that-be to make this one shift come to fruition.

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Chelsea Reportedly Looking to Replace Thibaut Courtois with Alisson Becker

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While the Chelsea FC 2018 summer transfer window has been a total nothing burger thus far, once the first big move gets made, a whole bunch of other transaction dominoes should fall. Within a few days Maurizio Sarri will likely be in, and Antonio Conte out as Blues boss. The managerial uncertainty is what has obstructed transfer business up to this point.

An article in The Telegraph today reveals that Stamford Bridge are interested in replacing goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with Alisson Becker; the AS Roma and Brazil number 1. Becker is also a target of Real Madrid and Liverpool.

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Aleksandr Golovin Could be First Chelsea FC Signing of Summer Window

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With the Chelsea FC managerial situation being so unsettled right now, the club have been unable to get any transfer business done this summer. Perhaps that will change soon as a report three days ago indicated progress made in talks between Chelsea and Napoli over Maurizio Sarri, who is pegged to replace current incumbent Antonio Conte as the new Blues boss.

Sarri, reportedly, will come on board and sign a three-year-deal, which then leaves us wondering who will his first signing in the transfer window will be.

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Man United News: David de Gea, Jose Mourinho, Wayne Rooney, Marouane Fellaini

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It continues to be a very exciting summer at Manchester United, with plenty of topics to discuss. What offseason, right?

So let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet today.

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Marouane Fellaini Extension Announced; Man United Fans Upset Online

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Earlier this week, Marouane Fellaini said that he would announce his destination for next season on Sunday July 1, the day after his Manchester United contract expires. Yesterday, it leaked to media outlets everywhere that he received a lucrative two-year extension from the club, an thus the announcement got moved up a couple days.

United released the following statement on Friday, attributing the following quotes to Fellaini:

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Fred Says Nemanja Matic Will Make a Great Teammate at United

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Manchester United holding midfielder Nemanja Matic made a very classy gesture to Fred, his new teammate on the club level yesterday. Fred’s national side, Brazil, beat and thus eliminated Matic’s side, Serbia, from the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, but after the game there was a nice show of solidarity and sportsmanship between the two Red Devils.

After the match, Matic gave his shirt to Fred, who later posted a photo on his official Instagram account thanking the Serbian for gifting it to him.

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Man United News: Romelu Lukaku, David de Gea, Marcus Rashford

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It continues to be a very exciting summer at Manchester United, with plenty of topics to discuss. What offseason, right?

So let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet today.

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Man United Transfer Talk: Martial, Alderweireld, Fekir, Bonucci

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It will continue to be a very exciting summer transfer window at Manchester United, with plenty of comings and goings. Who will be the next to join Fred and Diogo Dalot as new arrivals this summer? Who will be heading out the Old Trafford door?

Let’s take a spin through the latest transfer rumors and gossip making the rounds on the internet today.

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