Europe

Monday, July 28, 2014

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Stevan Jovetic was part of a depleted squad that has made a real statement in the U.S. and has given Pellegrini the best kind of selection headache ahead of the new campaign.

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Liverpool abandoned its pursuit of Loic Remy over medical concerns, but the Northern Irishman insists he will not compromise his high standards in the search for a striker.

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The 22-year-old has been informed that he is surplus to requirements at Emirates Stadium, with Mathieu Debuchy having arrived from Newcastle and Calum Chambers set to sign.

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The Brazilian is expected to play as a wing back in Louis van Gaal's 3-4-1-2 system next season, but has been forced to return to Carrington with a groin problem.

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The Real Madrid star is honored to top Goal's list for the third time, but says team glory is what really motivates him and he wants more silverware in 2014-15.

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The Real Madrid star says it is a "very big honor" to have topped Goal's annual list of the world's most outstanding players.

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Presenter Aidan Magee is joined by Goal's Peter Staunton and Greg Stobart as the 50 greatest players of the 2013-14 season are revealed.

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The Czech goalkeeper says he is relishing the challenge of competing alongside the 22-year-old, who has been hugely impressive in his three seasons at Atletico Madrid.

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The Barcelona star has made the prestigious 2014 list, which will be announced later Monday, but he is the only player from his country to be included.

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The France international will continue his career at the Primera Division champion after an impressive spell with Sociedad.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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The man who brought the pair to Serie A believes that their respective careers would be best served by a return to Italy given their lack of game time at the Etihad

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The center back becomes Brendan Rodgers's fifth summer signing and third from Southampton, with Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana, after rejecting interest from Arsenal and Spurs.

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The France international has been impressed by the performances of the striker, who bagged three goals in two games over the weekend.

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Fellow new signing Sebastian Rode was also on target as Pep Guardiola's side marched to a comfortable triumph against its Bundesliga rival.

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The Belgium international insists he is happy to commit his long-term future to Spurs, and is set to undergo tests on an ankle injury when he returns to training Monday.

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The Spain striker netted his first goal for the club ahead of the 2014-15 Premier League season as Jose Mourinho's men came from behind to defeat their Slovenian opponent.

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The Reds had agreed to an 8 million-pound deal with Queens Park Rangers for the France international, but problems detected during medical tests have derailed the move.