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Juventus Closing In On €23m Highly-Rated Croatian Prospect

Croatia's forward Marko Pjaca is pictured before before the friendly football match between Croatia and San Marino in Rijeka, Croatia, on June 4, 2016. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Although their bid for Naopli’s Gonzalo Higuaín appears to be dead in the water, Juventus will still be active in the transfer market this week. They are expected to wrap up a deal for 21-year-old Croatian international Marko Pjaca within the next day or two. The highly-rated winger, at one point linked with Liverpool, Milan and Inter, said his goodbyes …

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Marko Pjaca Favours Move To Liverpool Over Italian Giants

Marko Pjaca

Croatian wide man Marko Pjaca favours a move to the Premier League with Liverpool despite interest from Juventus, Inter Milan and Fiorentina, according to the Mirror. The Zagreb attacker impressed many in his brief appearances at Euro 2016 and caught the eye of Jürgen Klopp. Rumours have been rife regarding Pjaca’s supposedly impending move to Italy but Zagreb’s sporting director …

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Liverpool Make £12 Million Move For Croatia Midfielder

WATFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road on December 20, 2015 in Watford, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Liverpool are currently undergoing a transitional period as Jurgen Klopp spends his first summer at Anfield. The Reds need to rebuild after failing to impress since Luis Suarez left the club. While their Europa League run was a boost to the side, they need more firepower, and need to be active in the transfer market. According to The Mirror, Liverpool …

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Arsenal Set To Move For Chelsea Transfer Target To Replace Theo Walcott

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Theo Walcott of Arsenal looks on from the substitutes bench during the UEFA Champions League round of 16, first leg match between Arsenal and Monaco at The Emirates Stadium on February 25, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal are looking to bolster their attacking options. Although Arsenal have yet to offload Theo Walcott this summer, Arsene Wenger already lining up a replacement for the winger according to Talk Sport. Liverpool have been persistently linked with the England international, but have not yet made a formal offer for the player. Nevertheless, Arsenal are looking to muscle in on …

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Arsenal Look To Croatia Star As Possible Mkhitaryan Alternative [Report]

Arsenal

With top target Henrikh Mkhitaryan set to either see out his Dortmund contract, which expires next summer, or head to his preferred destination, Manchester United, it’s time for Arsène Wenger to start looking at alternatives. Wenger is searching for two signings to add quality to his Arsenal side without disrupting the balance, and a prolific winger to replace Theo Walcott …

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The Lineup Of Euro 2016 Knockout Stage Ties Is Now Complete

Dancers perform around a flag with the UEFA Euro 2016 logo prior to the Euro 2016 group A football match between France and Albania at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille on June 15, 2016. / AFP / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

After the permutation-heavy nature of the Euro 2016 group stages, a bit of normality and simplicity is restored as we move into the knockout stages this weekend. Groups E and F concluded today, with a last minute goal from Iceland ensuring that they, and not Portugal, will face England in the next round. Portugal will instead have to face Croatia, …

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Euro 2016: Team Of The Tournament So Far

BORDEAUX, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Wales player Gareth Bale in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B match between Wales and Slovakia at Stade Matmut Atlantique on June 11, 2016 in Bordeaux, France. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

While many had predicted that expanding Euro 2016 to 24 teams from 16 would lessen the excitement, if anything it has made things far more interesting. Granted, it makes the prospect of a shock group stage exit almost non-existent, but going into the final round of games we have a situation where of the 24 teams involved, only one (Ukraine) …

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Analysis: What Are England’s Options If Hodgson Fails Again?

Raheem Sterling

Fingers, toes and and all other traversable body parts will be well and truly crossed at the FA as England begin a third international tournament under Roy Hodgson. Not necessarily in the hope of victory but certainly in the hope that failure, for the first time, is avoided. What can be deemed success at a tournament where only eight of 24 teams will …

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Euro 2016: An In-Depth Look At Six Tournament Dark Horses

OSIJEK, CROATIA - MARCH 23: (L-R) Dario Srna, Vedran Corluka, Luka Modric, Domagoj Vida, Nikola Kalinic and Marcelo Brozovic of Croatia celebrate during the International Friendly match between Croatia and Israel at stadium Gradski Vrt on March 23, 2016 in Osijek, Croatia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

France, Spain, Germany, England, Belgium, Portugal and Italy. It is widely expected that one of these seven nations will be crowned kings of Europe on July 10th. However, who are the dark horses for the tournament? History suggests there can a surprise package who can upset the odds. Euro 1992 winners Denmark are a prime example. A team that only …

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A List Of Every Premier League Player Going To Euro 2016

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 26: Chris Smalling of England and Mesut Oezil of Germany compete for the ball during the International Friendly match between Germany and England at Olympiastadion on March 26, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The full list of players going to Euro 2016 was submitted to UEFA yesterday, comprising of 552 players representing 24 nations. Of those players, 103 ply their trade in the Premier League, with 50 more playing outside of England’s top division. In total, 153 play in the English leagues – more than double that of any other nation. 18 of the 24 …

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Euro 2016: What To Expect From Group D

KIEV, UKRAINE - JULY 01: Captain Iker Casillas of Spain lifts the trophy after victory during the UEFA EURO 2012 final match between Spain and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on July 1, 2012 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

In part four of our 12 part series we delve into Group D. As reigning back to back European Champions Spain look to re-assert their dominance in Europe, they will first have to see off competition from Croatia, Czech Republic and Turkey. In Group D Czech Republic and Turkey rekindle their battle from the qualifying stages which saw both sides …

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UFC Fight Night Zagreb: Predictions – Part 1

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 15: Igor Pokrajac (R) punches Joey Beltran during the Light Heavyweight bout between Igor Pokrajac and Joey Beltran at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on December 15, 2012 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

After a small break in action the UFC returns this week, as the ultimate proving ground sets up shop in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. While the last UFC bout seems like an eternity ago, with all that’s happened in the MMA world, after just a three week break, the UFC returns this weekend for the first card in a …

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Spanish Report Claims Tottenham Interest In Real Madrid Midfielder

MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 16: Tottenham target Mateo Kovacic of Croatia looks on during the EURO 2016 Group H Qualifier match between Italy and Croatia at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on November 16, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovačić ha snot had the best debut season at Real Madrid. Signed for €29million from Inter last summer, the 21-year-old has been limited to just seven league starts this season, coming on as a sub in a further fourteen. He has been unable to take the place of either Toni Kroos or Croatian compatriot Luka Modrić in the …

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Striker Linked With Manchester United Move To Sign For Juve

Manchester United and Liverpool were both linked with the striker earlier this month but Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has now unofficially confirmed that Mario Mandzukic will be coming to his side. Speaking to Sky Sports Italia, Allegri said: “We’ve signed him because we wanted him. He’s a great player and I’m delighted about his arrival.” Juventus were dominant both in …

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