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# football - Today’s News

Penalty shootout drama against Dortmund sees Guardiola pick up first win as Man City boss Off The Mark This post contains videos

Penalty shootout drama against Dortmund sees Guardiola pick up first win as Man City boss

Reserve goalkeeper Angus Gunn was the hero after the game had finished 1-1 in 90 minutes in China.

'We want Mario Balotelli and he wants us'

Besiktas could help the striker overcome his “infamous troubles,” president Fikret Orman has said.

Rodgers hails 'outstanding' O'Connell after Cork defender impresses on Champions League debut

Celtic secured an important away draw in Astana last night.

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# football - Yesterday’s News

Chelsea flop Pato is back in European football after joining Villarreal

The Brazilian will play in La Liga next season.

Wenger vows to keep transfer plans 'secret' after Lacazette snub

Lyon went and let the cat out of the bag.

# football - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Gonzalo Higuain becomes third most expensive player ever as Juve splash out €90m

Could this pave the way for Paul Pogba’s proposed move to Manchester United?

Spurs defender guilty of bad mistake as Dybala scores to help Juve claim victory Rusty This post contains videos

Spurs defender guilty of bad mistake as Dybala scores to help Juve claim victory

Medhi Benatia and Erik Lamela were also on target as the Old Lady got the better of Tottenham in the International Champions Cup.

# football - Monday 25 July, 2016

'The Welsh Xavi' leaves Liverpool in €15.5 million deal OFFICIAL This post contains videos

'The Welsh Xavi' leaves Liverpool in €15.5 million deal

Joe Allen has joined Mark Hughes’ Stoke City on a five-year deal.

Henrik Larsson won't let his son go represent Sweden at the Olympics

The Helsingborgs boss has injury worries to contend with and needs Jordan close by.

Pre-season Manchester derby cancelled because of state of the pitch

Manchester’s City and United will not meet in a pre-season friendly in Beijing after torrential rain made the pitch unplayable.

# football - Sunday 24 July, 2016

David Moyes and Sunderland players forced to make emergency plane landing

The Eastern Airways Flight was scheduled to fly from Newcastle to Geneva.

Ronnie Whelan: Liverpool will finish in the top four

The Irish footballing legend is backing the Reds to continue their progress under Jurgen Klopp.

Messi cuts short holiday and he (and his new blonde hair) could now feature in Dublin friendly

The Catalan giants head for a training camp in England next week, before playing Celtic at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

# football - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Gonzalo Higuain closes in on €94million Juventus move

Diego Maradona says the star’s imminent move to the Turin-based club is painful.

Scholes: Pogba is not worth £100million right now

The Manchester United legend is a former team-mate of the club’s main summer target.

'If not for Spain, I would be Wolves boss'

But for the slow mechanics of a takeover bid, the manager would be coaching the Championship club.

Mourinho presence makes Rooney excited to learn again

After almost linking up with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea in 2013, Wayne Rooney finally has the opportunity to play for the Portuguese manager.

# football - Friday 22 July, 2016

Solve the Rooney puzzle and 5 problems to resolve for Sam Allardyce's England

From Raheem Sterling’s dwindling confidence and a threadbare defence, England have issues to solve.

Liverpool complete €30m move for Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum

The 25-year-old has agreed a “long-term” deal with Liverpool after opting to leave relegated Newcastle United.

# football - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Long ends transfer speculation by signing new deal with Southampton

The Ireland striker insists he is settled at the Saints.

Shaw feared career was over after leg break

The Manchester United left back says returning to fitness is the “best feeling”.

Petrov won't be offered playing contract at Villa following leukaemia recovery*

*However the former Bulgarian international has been offered an alternative role at the club.

Former Porto boss named as Spain's new head coach

49-year-old Julen Lopetegui replaces Vicente del Bosque in the national job.

# football - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

New rules mean swearing at referees will earn Premier League players a red card

The laws are being implemented to combat “intolerable behaviour” towards officials.

Liverpool land Bundesliga defender Ragnar Klavan

Jurgen Klopp has moved to bolster the Reds defence by signing the 30-year-old Estonia international.

Maradona wants the Argentina job so bad, he's offered to do it for free

‘I miss working with the players and fighting with the journalists.’

# football - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Leicester tie up another pillar of title-winning side as Morgan pens new deal Wes

Leicester tie up another pillar of title-winning side as Morgan pens new deal

Three more years of Captain Morgan for the Foxes.

Northern Ireland goalkeeper earns Championship move after Euro 2016 heroics

Following an impressive showing this summer in France, Michael McGovern is heading for Norwich City.

Yeah, they went there: Hull confirm Steve Bruce is in mix for England job

Yeah, they went there: Hull confirm Steve Bruce is in mix for England job

But Sam Allardyce remains the strong favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson.

'Foreign footballer in Russia was protected after failed drugs test' - report

As a result Wada has called on Fifa to investigate sports minister Vitaly Mutko, the president of the Russian football federation and chief organiser of the 2018 World Cup.

Atletico Madrid president claims Diego Costa is nearing return to club

It looks like the Spain international is on his way out of Stamford Bridge..

# football - Monday 18 July, 2016

'They told us he didn't have to play on Saturdays': How Rangers tried to tempt Ronaldo from Barca to Glasgow

We’re sure it was a real wrench for him to go to Inter instead.

'I think I am like Jamie Vardy,' says new Leicester striker Musa

Way to pile the pressure on.

# football - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Klopp ready for more transfer activity after pre-season win over Wigan

Liverpool are likely to remain active in the transfer market over the next six weeks, according to Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp.

# football - Saturday 16 July, 2016

'I'll play anywhere for Man United!' - Big-money signing Mkhitaryan impresses on debut

Eric Bailly also made his United bow today.

'Barcelona move reduced me to tears'

The 22-year-old wants to force his way into the team’s starting line-up immediately.

Robbie Keane missed a penalty last night, but a familiar face bailed him out Happy Days This post contains videos

Robbie Keane missed a penalty last night, but a familiar face bailed him out

It was the Dubliner’s rebounded shot that provided the winner in the 66th minute

# football - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Jordon Ibe leaves Liverpool in €18 million deal

AFC Bournemouth’s preparations for the new season have been boosted by the signing.

Albania boss: I'm the right man for the England job

The 60-year-old says the vacant Three Lions post is too good to turn down.

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