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August 9, 2013

Chelsea: Jose Mourinho admits there is still work to do after Real Madrid loss
12:12 GMT

Jose Mourinho’s clash against former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti and his former club Real Madrid always seemed like it was destined to be the final match of this summer’s Guinness International Champions Cup. Last night Madrid and Ancelotti were able to get the better of their old boss and their new one’s former club in a 3-1 victory at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium.

August 8, 2013

Arsenal close to 47.5M Suarez swoop after striker's latest outburst
13:21 GMT

The protracted transfer saga of Luis Suarez looks to finally be drawing to an end, with Arsenal close to finalizing a 47.5 million pound ($73.5 million) deal for the volatile frontman, according to reports in the British press.

August 7, 2013

Al Ain reject Arsenal trial offer for Abdulrahman
21:02 GMT

The Gunners wanted a closer look at the winger but the UAE club are only prepared to entertain transfer offers, while Angers midfielder El Jadeyaoui has been handed a two-day trial

'Football money league' clubs Madrid and Barcelona set to lose 'privileged' status
14:06 GMT

Real Madrid and Barcelona are likely to become public limited companies, and lose their privileged status as member-owned clubs, which will go against their key advantages behind dominance of Spanish football and success in European competitions.

Rooney Amongst 10 Highest Paid Footballers in World
13:34 GMT

Manchester United's want-away striker Wayne Rooney is amongst the top ten highest paid footballers in the world according to Marca.

Brazil expects World Cup tourism worth 11 billion dollars
13:09 GMT

Brazil expects tourism during the 2014 World Cup to generate around 10.9 billion dollars in economic activity, according to government estimates issued Tuesday, dpa reported.

Ronaldo pitted against Messi, Ribery for UEFA's 2012-13 Best Player award (Picture courtesy of
11:52 GMT

The UEFA 2012-2013 Best Player award has Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery and Cristiano Ronaldo on the three-man shortlist and Messi is the favourite for the award.

Suarez tells Liverpool to sell him as promised
01:20 GMT

Arsenal have made a £40m plus £1 bid for the striker, who insists the Anfield outfit agreed to let him leave for a Champions League club after the Reds failed to crack the top four

August 6, 2013

La Liga matches subject to corruption investigation
16:00 GMT

Three games in Spain's top flight and six further fixtures from the Segunda Division are currently under suspicion for various irregularities, according to the LFP president

How Tottenham Might Spend Their Gareth Bale Millions
12:11 GMT

Although the transfer remains nothing more than conjecture at this point, Gareth Bale’s proposed move to Real Madrid, from the viewpoint of an outsider, would appear to sit on a knife’s edge.

'Special One' Mourinho rules out possibility of Luiz's Barcelona transfer
11:27 GMT

New Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said that defender David Luiz will be a Chelsea cornerstone this season, even as Barcelona makes noises in relation to acquiring the cult-hero defender.

Soldado wants to repay Tottenham faith with Champions League qualification
00:18 GMT

The Spain international completed his €30 million move to White Hart Lane on Monday and is keen to fire Spurs into the top four and become the club's first choice striker

Fletcher desperate for Rooney to stay at Manchester United
00:10 GMT

The Scottish midfielder has expressed his concern at the possibility of the Red Devils losing one of their prized assets and hopes that the striker will remain at the club

August 5, 2013

Arsenal Lead Chase With Europe's Best for Star Midfielder
13:09 GMT

Arsene Wenger's summer dealings have been anything but spectacular so far, but there might be a little movement on the horizon. According to John Cross of the Mirror, Arsenal are in the process of securing a one-week trial for United Arab Emirates star Omar Abdulrahman.

Suarez's camp considering 'legal action' against Liverpool to rectify 'broken promises' of smooth transfer
13:09 GMT

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez's camp is considering legal action, Premier League arbitration and even putting in a transfer request after they feel let down over what they see as broken promises they claim were made if Liverpool missed out on the Champions League.