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Building a starting XI with the €180M Real Madrid could pay for Mbappe

Following the sales of Alvaro Morata and Danilo, Spanish kingpin Real Madrid certainly has the cash to fund a world-record move for Kylian Mbappe. And why wouldn’t it? Club president Florentino Perez has always coveted star power at the Santiago Bernabeu – no matter the cost. But for almost everyone outside of Madrid’s ivory tower, Los Blancos’ pursuit of Monaco’s ...

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Report: Van Dijk expected to join Liverpool by summer's end

Liverpool may yet taste the forbidden fruit. Virgil van Dijk is expected to join the Anfield outfit before the end of the transfer window, a source close to the player told Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol. The Reds ran the risk of severe punishment after allegedly making an illegal approach to sign the Southampton defender in June. To avoid the wrath ...

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Report: Manchester City prepared to match Real Madrid's offer for Mbappe

Manchester City is willing to match Real Madrid‘s gargantuan €180-million offer for Monaco stud Kylian Mbappe, sources told ESPN FC’s Jonathan Smith. Spanish newspaper Marca reported earlier Tuesday that Madrid had agreed in principle to a deal worth an initial €160 million, plus an additional €20 million in add-ons. City is now “moving quickly” to see whether it can reach ...

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Bronze almost chose Portugal not England

Portugal v England, Group D, Women’s Euro 207 Date: Thursday, 27 July Kick-off: 19:45 BST Venue: Tilburg Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online, plus live text commentary on the BBC Sport website. Live television coverage on Channel 4 England’s Lucy Bronze has revealed how close she came to playing for Portugal, as the teams prepare to ...

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Germany & Sweden reach Euros last eight

Germany took a step closer to a seventh consecutive European Championship title as they beat Russia 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals of Women’s Euro 2017. The holders progress as Group B winners and will face Group A runners-up Denmark in the last eight. Sweden took second spot behind the Germans despite losing 3-2 to already eliminated Italy in Doetinchem. Spirited ...

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Mourinho targeting 2 more signings despite being 'happy' with United squad

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho might be content with the current make-up of his team, but that doesn’t mean he’s finished scouring the transfer market. United has spent over £100 million this summer on just two players following the arrival of Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof. While he’s admittedly pleased with how the summer has progressed, depth appears to be ...

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Transfer spending unsustainable – Levy

Chairman Daniel Levy has defended Tottenham’s lack of transfer activity this summer and claimed the spending by other Premier League clubs is unsustainable. More than £850m has been spent by top-flight sides in the transfer window, which ends on 31 August. But Tottenham, who sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City for £45m this month, have not made any signings. “We ...

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Burnley sign Stoke defender Bardsley

Burnley have signed defender Phil Bardsley from Premier League rivals Stoke City for an undisclosed fee. The 32-year-old former Scotland international has signed a two-year contract at Turf Moor. Former Manchester United and Sunderland right-back Bardsley, who spent a month on loan at Burnley in 2006, is the club’s fourth signing of the summer. “There’s still fire in the belly ...

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Report: Chelsea considers pursuing Barcelona's Sergi Roberto

Chelsea is reportedly eager to add to its Spanish core after turning its attention to Barcelona for reinforcements. Just days after Alvaro Morata’s arrival, the Premier League side is interested in acquiring another one of Spain’s talented young players with the possible capture of Sergi Roberto, according to Peter O’Rourke of ESPNFC. However, a formal bid has yet to be ...

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We can challenge for title – Mourinho

Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United are “better equipped” to win the Premier League this season but have to be “much, much better” to challenge for the Champions League, says manager Jose Mourinho. United won the League Cup and Europa League and finished sixth in the league in Mourinho’s first season in charge. Asked if he ...

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