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Mesut Ozil’s Agent Issues Fiery Response In Row With Bayern’s Uli Hoeness

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks on prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

The agent of Mesut Ozil has given a strong response to Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness’ scathing reaction to his client’s international retirement. The Arsenal playmaker called time on his Germany career in a strongly-worded statement at the weekend – citing, in particular, a racist undercurrent towards him in the guise of actual criticism of his performances. Hoeness, however, believes …

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Alisson, Neymar And The Most Expensive XI In Football History

Liverpool broke the bank last week to make Brazilian international Alisson Becker the most expensive goalkeeper of all time. The former Roma man made the switch to Anfield in a deal that could be worth up to £65m, surpassing the record that Gianluigi Buffon had held for 17 years. Indeed, the deal also represents the second position for which Liverpool …

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James McClean Closing In On £6m Championship Switch

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: A dejected James McClean of West Bromwich Albion after going from 0-1 to ending the match 2-1 during the Premier League match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at London Stadium on January 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Fradgley - AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

James McClean’s West Bromwich Albion career looks set to come to an end in the very near future. The Irish international arrived at Stoke City’s Clayton Wood training ground on Friday morning, with a view to completing a £5m (plus an additional £1m in add-ons) move to the fellow Championship side as per regional outlets Stoke Sentinel and Express and Star. Assuming the …

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Former Ireland Striker Anthony Stokes Makes Shock Move To Iran

Former Republic of Ireland international Anthony Stokes has taken his career in a surprising new direction. Having been released by Greek side Apollon Smyrni in April, the 29-year-old had recently been training with Scottish Premiership side St. Mirren, possibly with a view to returning to the league in which he has had the most success in his career. However, Iranian …

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AC Milan’s European Ban Overturned After Successful Appeal

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 16: Fans enjoy the atmosphere in the stadium during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Brescia at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 16, 2004 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by New Press/Getty Images)

The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday overturned a European ban imposed on AC Milan for violating UEFA’s financial fair play rules, calling the punishment “not proportionate.” UEFA had originally banned Milan from playing in next season’s Europa League  – as part of a ruling stating that they were banned from entering European competition in one of the next …

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Aston Villa On The Verge Of Middle-Eastern Takeover [Report]

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Crest detail of Aston Villa bench is seen prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Stoke City at Villa Park on October 3, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Aston Villa’s financial problems could soon be at an end, with reports of a Middle Eastern takeover gathering momentum. As per reports on Friday morning, Villa are in advanced negotiations over a deal which would see current owner Tony Xia agree to a full sale of the financially-struggling club. #avfc in advanced negotiations with a Middle East consortium, believed to …

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