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DONE DEAL: Manchester United Agree Fee For Second Summer Transfer

This morning, Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reported that Manchester United had agreed personal terms with Torino right back Matteo Darmian. This afternoon, Sky Sports have announced that the two clubs have agreed on a fee. The details at this point are still a little sketchy but according to Sky, United have agreed a fee in the region of £12.7 million …

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Manchester United Move Step Closer To Signing Valencia Defender

Real Madrid no longer want him, Spanish media claim. Cadena COPE’s ‘El Partido de las 12′ programme reports that Madrid manager Rafa Benitez has ruled out Valencia centre-back Nicolas Otamendi as a replacement for Sergio Ramos, should the Spanish defender leave for Manchester United this summer. The Old Trafford side are the overwhelming favourites to sign Otamendi with Oddschecker, with 68% of …

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Five Dumber Injuries Than Rory McIlroy’s Ankle

Rory McIlroy is coming in for some (well-deserved) stick today thanks to his ankle ligament tears during a friendly game of football. It’s unfortunate, but it doesn’t even rank among the most ridiculous off the field injuries to sport stars ever….. 5) The peril of the mid-air meal…. We’ve all had a dodgy experience with airline food at some stage, …

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Five Other Insane Halfway Line Goals To Match Carli Lloyd’s

Carli Lloyd had a night to remember for USA in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday night as she not only lifted the World Cup as captain but also scored the quickest goal in the Women’s World Cup history, after just 3 minutes. The American also scored the quickest hat-trick in a Women’s World Cup final and scored the first ever …

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Third Manchester United Player Set For Move To Turkey [MEN]

Another one bites the dust… With Nani having just finalised a move to Fenerbahce and Robin Van Persie (according to The Guardian) reportedly set to join him, Manchester United defender Rafael is now looking set to follow suit. Unlike the other two, Rafael is reportedly considering Galatasaray as his next club according to the Manchester Evening News. It has been …

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Mark Quigley Completes Derry City Move

Derry City have announced their first signing of the July transfer window by bringing in former Sligo Rovers forward Mark Quigley until the end of 2015. Quigley has been without a club since departing St Patrick’s Athletic at the end of last season and is a direct replacement for Anthony Elding, who left the Brandywell by mutual consent last month. Derry have struggled for …

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Juan Roman Riquelme Makes Interesting Statement On Manchester United

Retired Argentinian midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme has revealed that Manchester United tried to sign him in 2006 — and admitted that turning down the offer of Sir Alex Ferguson to buy him was the only regret of his career. Speaking to Spanish sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Riquelme claimed that: “The only thing I regret in my career was a decision that I took, when …

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USA Crowned Women’s World Cup Champions

The final weekend of the Women’s World Cup had plenty of drama, goals and some surprise results. The first surprise result came when England got their first ever win over Germany to finish as Bronze medalists in the competition and then the expected competitive final between USA and Japan turned into a completely one sided tie as USA ran away …

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Duff To Join Shamrock Rovers In Deal Worth €195,000

Former Republic of Ireland international Damien Duff is on the verge of signing for Shamrock Rovers on an 18-month contract according to widespread reports. It is understood that terms have already been agreed between both parties and Rovers could announce the deal, thought to be worth €195,000, within the next 48 hours after betting was suspended on Paddy Power regarding Duff’s next club …

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Why Chelsea Actually Have One Of Europe’s Most Successful Youth Systems

Chelsea’s transfer policies has been a popular topic for rival fans to be disgruntled about over the last few seasons. Jose Mourinho, along other managers at the club, have made some interesting transfers in and out of Stamford Bridge, Their connection with Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem has been criticised, but it was interesting to see Arsenal star Hector Bellerin publicly talk against …

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A Greek Tragedy: Austerity and Sport in Greece

As Greece votes on its economic future, we look at the impact austerity has had on sport in the country In 2004 the Olympic Games triumphantly returned to its birth place in Greece. The Athens Games cost the Greek taxpayers €9 billion, then the most expensive Olympics ever held. Apart from the construction of stadiums and facilities, a new metro …

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Guardian Report Manchester United Striker Agrees Exit While Van Gaal Moves For Replacement

Robin van Persie

According to the always reliable Guardian, Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie has agreed terms with Fenerbahce.  According to Jamie Jackson’s report in The Guardian, Robin Van Persie’s agent, Kees Vos, is currently in Istanbul finalising a deal. The Dutch striker has already agreed personal terms and is set to sign a four year deal with the Turkish giants once …

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