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Opinion: Champions League Restructuring – UEFA Bends To Will Of Big Four

NYON, SWITZERLAND - JULY 19: A UEFA Champions League draw ball is being prepared backstage prior to the UEFA Champions League Q3 qualifying round draw rehearsal on July 19, 2013 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

UEFA have taken the rather baffling decision of amending the qualification process for the Champions League from next season.  The top four leagues (currently Spain, Germany, England and Italy in that order) will qualify four teams automatically through to the group stages taking half of all the positions available without the risk of entering a play off. Many people will shrug their shoulders …

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Europa League Group Stage Seedings Have Been Confirmed

NYON, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 08: The UEFA Europa League trophy is displayed during the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League Play-off round draw at the UEFA headquarters, The House of European Football on August 8, 2014 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

With the final round of playoffs taking place on Thursday night, the final 48 teams for this season’s Europa League group stage have been confirmed. As such, the seeding pots which each side will go into is also now known. Unlike the Champions League draw, the Europa League pots are based entirely on co-efficients rather than an automatic placing in …

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Liverpool Fans React To The News That Mamadou Sakho Could Be Sent On Loan

WATFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool gives instructions during 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)

News broke last night that Liverpool were considering sending Mamadou Sakho out on loan. The troubled French international has not enjoyed the best of times recently, falling foul to an anti-doping test in April (which was later overturned) and sent home by manager Jürgen Klopp from the club’s pre-season tour of the US for disciplinary issues. Most recently, Sakho has found …

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Pep Guardiola Puts Manchester City Midfielder Up For Sale [Sky Sports]

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Samir Nasri of Manchester City celebrates after team-mate James Milner scored their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester City at Britannia Stadium on February 11, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

New Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is prepared to listen to offers for Samir Nasri, it is being reported this morning. Sky Sports are today claiming that the 29-year-old has been told he can leave the Etihad, provided any interested parties are prepared to pay the club’s asking price of around £17m. The former French international midfielder returned to pre-season …

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Roma To Sign €4m Tottenham Defender In The Next 24 Hours

CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 11: In this handout image provided by UEFA, Federico Fazio of Sevilla FC talks to the media during the Sevilla FC press conference at Cardiff City Stadium on August 11, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for UEFA)

Roma are close to completing a deal to sign Tottenham defender Federico Fazio, according to reports in Italy on Monday night. The Serie A side have been in negotiations with Tottenham and Fazio over the past few days, and Italian reporter Gianluca Di Marzio is claiming that the 29-year-old centre back is due in Rome tomorrow to finalise the transfer. …

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Manchester United And Chelsea Set To Miss Out On Defender [Report]

Manchester United and Chelsea are busy preparing for the new campaign with both clubs looking to make up for disappointing seasons last time out, having installed new managers in their respective hot seats since. While José Mourinho and Antonio Conte have already added to their squads, one player linked with both clubs now looks set to stay with his current team. The Daily Star …

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Two Arsenal Players Tipped To Leave Emirates In The Near Future

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal kicks the ground in frustration during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Norwich City at The Emirates Stadium on April 30, 2016 in London, England (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Arsenal supporters are used to their club being linked with every name under the sun. In recent years, as Arsène Wenger earned a significantly larger transfer kitty to negotiate with, the Gunners have been tipped as hot favourites to sign a ridiculous number of players. Most of these transfer rumours, to the dismay of Arsenal fans, don’t end up in a new signing. …

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Arsene Wenger Attempts To Lure £30 Million Roma Defender By Offering To Double His Wages

Arsenal have been on the look out for defensive cover. Although Arsenal moved swiftly to sign Granit Xhaka, gunners fans are experiencing yet another frustrating transfer window. The disappointment of missing out on Henrikh Mkhitaryan was compounded yesterday, when the Italian media revealed Gonzalo Higuain was in contract negotiations with Juventus. However, a silver lining has slowly begun to appear, after Gazzetta dello Sport …

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Done Deal: Barcelona Confirm Second French International Signing In 24 Hours

Having just yesterday confirmed the signing of central defender Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona have today announced that they have signed his international teammate Lucas Digne. The deal to bring the 22-year-old to the Camp Nou is worth €16.5m, with the potential for another €4m in add-ons, and the the Catalan giants have confirmed that the left back’s release clause has been set …

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Tottenham Winger Linked With Move Back To Serie A

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 14: Erik Lamela #18 of Argentina battles Pedro Azogue #15 of Bolivia during the 2016 Copa America Centenario Group D match at CenturyLink Field on June 14, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Argentinian attacker Erik Lamela has emerged as a transfer target for Serie A club Inter Milan, according to Gazetta World. The 24-year-old, who’s been capped 22 times by his country, enjoyed an impressive two-year spell in the Serie A following a £10 million move from River Plate in 2011. The attacking midfielder immediately impressed on his arrival at Roma, scoring …

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Top Chelsea Target Finally Closes The Door On Stamford Bridge Move

LILLE, FRANCE - JULY 01: Radja Nainggolan of Belgium in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter final match between Wales and Belgium at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on July 1, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Chelsea are finding that their rebuilding job is easier said than done. Although they have completed one signing, the £33m signing of Marseille forward Michy Batshuayi, but their attempts to sign a centre midfielder have so far come to nothing. A number of players have been linked, with the Mirror reporting yesterday that Valencia had turned down a bid of …

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Arsenal Stopper Could Be On His Way Out As Talks Are Set To Begin

TURIN, ITALY - JANUARY 24: Wojciech Szczesny of AS Roma issues instructions during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and AS Roma at Juventus Arena on January 24, 2016 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Last season, when Arsenal signed Petr Cech, fans rejoiced at the prospect of finally having a reliable figure between the posts. Their excitement was validated for most of the season, as Cech won the team points on his own, with his incredible shot stopping abilities. However, good news for some often means bad news for another. And Cech’s wonderful start …

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Manchester United See £28 Million Pound Bid Rejected For Highly-Rated Defender [Report]

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With rumours swirling about Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s potential move to Old Trafford, it seems that José Mourinho is eyeing another big target. According to Italian football journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, Manchester United have had a £28 million bid rejected for Roma’s Kostas Manolas. Roma have refused a £28mln offer for Manolas from Manchester United. — Emanuele Giulianelli (@EmaGiulianelli) June 23, 2016 Manolas, …

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