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August 12, 2014

Mehdi Benatia
14:28 GMT

Chelsea have been forced to continue their search for David Luiz's replacement at the heart of defense after having been rebuffed multiple times for various targets.

Robin van Persie
11:34 GMT

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has beaten off competition from Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Barcelona's Luis Suarez to top the Premier League shirt sales chart for the second year in a run.

August 11, 2014

Man City signs Eliaquim Mangala
16:45 GMT

The Premier League champions have finally saled a deal for the France international, having made acquiring an elite defender to partner Vicente Kompany a summer priority

Maradona slaps journalist
12:42 GMT

Diego Maradona slapped a journalist in Argentina, for allegedly 'winking' at Veronica Ojeda, who's the mother of his child, Diego Fernando.

Real Madrid-Sevilla Preview: Blancos target second Super Cup success
09:49 GMT

Gareth Bale is set for an emotional return to his native Cardiff for the showpiece event, while star signings Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez could make their competitive debuts

Sepp Blatter
08:55 GMT

FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants his detractors to contest and take him down rather than just criticize him.

August 10, 2014

Arsenal 3-0 Man City: Gunners fire early title warning
17:48 GMT

Arsene Wenger's side romped to victory at Wembley and laid down a marker ahead of the new Premier League season

Arturo Vidal
12:45 GMT

Juventus F.C.'s midfielder Arturo Vidal has reportedly agreed personal terms to join Premier League club Manchester United, it has been revealed.

Samir Nasri
09:12 GMT

The French midfielder, who spent three years at the Emirates Stadium, has hit back at fans who dubbed him a mercenary and says he joined Manchester City to win titles

Suarez appeals to CAS against four-month FIFA footballing ban
08:27 GMT

Barcelona's new signing Luis Suarez has appealed to the Court of Arbitration (CAS) on Friday against his four-month ban from all football related activity, which FIFA imposed on him for biting during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

August 9, 2014

Thomas Vermaelen
21:03 GMT

The Belgium international passed a medical earlier on Saturday and has now completed a move to the Catalan club for a fee of €19m

Manuel Pellegrini
18:41 GMT

The Chilean boss has denied that he has a quota to meet but reiterated that he will look to win as much silverware as possible in the upcoming campaign

Angel Di Maria
16:57 GMT

Manchester United has reportedly launched a surprising 55 million-pound bid for Real Madrid star Angel di Maria, who is speculated to also be a Paris Saint Germain target.

Arsenal-Manchester City Preview: Giants clash for Community Shield
11:09 GMT

Manuel Pellegrini's Premier League champions are set to take on the FA Cup-winning Gunners at Wembley in the curtain-raiser, with plenty of new signings likely to be on show

August 8, 2014

Champions League logo
18:38 GMT

The Premier League outfit will have to deal with the Istanbul giants on their way to the group stages, while the Serie A side face Basque opposition