Tuesday 22 July 2014

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The former West Germany star admits he finds it difficult to understand the Bayern Munich captain's decision to retire from international football

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The experienced midfielder has snubbed the advances of several clubs around Europe to remain with Diego Simeone's men as they embark on their Liga title defence

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Despite speculation linking the Sporting Lisbon left-back to the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea, Saints have stolen a march on their Premier League rivals for the 24-year-old

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The striker, who joined from Monaco last week, opened his account for his new side as Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Adam Armstrong and fellow new-boy Siem de Jong also scored

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The Colombia international has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer but insists he believes in "the project" at Stade Louis II

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The new Southampton boss still hopes to have the wantaway Croatia international in his squad for the upcoming season despite the two clubs nearing an agreement over a transfer

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The Old Trafford starlets have both spurned interest from other Premier League sides to pledge their long-term futures to the club, who have begun a new era under Louis van Gaal

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The 36-year-old has called for measured changes rather than an overhaul after Vicente del Bosque's men were dethroned as world champions in Brazil

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The Juventus and Chile box-to-box midfielder is both beauty and beast, and the Red Devils should take their chance to finally secure a like-for-like replacement for Roy Keane

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The 34-year-old, who has called time on his international career, insists the current manager was the correct appointment as they look to recover from a disastrous World Cup

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Chelsea expect the Belgian to be part of the pre-season squad travelling to the Netherlands, but the Toffees are confident of sealing an £18 million deal for the striker

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Goal assesses how the Blues' marquee summer signings could affect their starting XI in the latest installment of our series looking at the Premier League's top six sides

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The club legend feels the 34-year-old has a role to play at Anfield with his years of experience and ability to motivate, even if his on-pitch performances are not the best

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The decision to hand the Argentina star the prize following the World Cup final defeat to Germany was greeted with widespread surprise - but not by one of his club team-mates