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Saudi Arabia Bans Barcelona Shirts With Possible €135,000 Fine And Prison Sentence

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 23: FC Barcelona players pose for a team picture prior to kick-off during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on April 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia have banned FC Barcelona shirts in the country, with anyone caught wearing one facing a possible fine of €135,000 and an accompanying 15-year prison sentence. The remarkable new law follows the cutting and breakdown of diplomatic relations in the region between themselves and Qatar, who the Saudi Kingdom this week accused of being supporters of ISIS. Resultingly, and …

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Five Players Manchester United Should Consider Signing This Summer

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on April 30, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Few things are certain in the era of modern football, but big-money spending at Manchester United is definitely one of them. Ahead of the 2017/18 season, I’ve outlined five players that I think Jose Mourinho should take a look at this summer, as his side look to compete on both domestic and UEFA Champions League fronts. Raphael Varane An established international and …

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Quiz: Can You Name The Ten Most Expensive Footballers Of All Time?

Manchester United

With the transfer window back in full swing, we’re challenging you to name the ten most expensive footballers of all time. The transfer window is one of very few things which provide entertainment for football fans in the close-season as the anticipation and suspense that come with the rumour mill keep our eyes peeled to see who our clubs are …

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Ethan Ampadu: Wales’ Gain Could Be The Republic Of Ireland’s Loss

EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: Ethan Ampadu of Exeter City celebrates at the final whistle during the Sky Bet League Two Play off Semi Final Second Leg match between Exeter City and Carlisle United at St James Park on May 18, 2017 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Ireland’s World Cup qualifying rivals Wales assemble for their crunch tie against Serbia in what could be a make or break game for last summer’s Euros semi-finalists. Like Ireland, Wales trimmed an extended squad with one of the men departing looking like a real prospect. Ethan Ampadu is a 16-year-old midfielder from Exeter who broke into the first XI of …

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Days At Manchester United Numbered

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - MAY 24: Zlatan Ibrahimovi of Manchester United celebrates after the victory during the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Nils Petter Nilsson/Getty Images)

Manchester United look set to release talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as the club are not willing to exercise the twelve-month extension to his current deal, which expires at the end of the month, according to the BBC. Although both Ibrahimovic and his agent, Mino Raiola, have both confirmed that the Swede’s preference is to stay at Old Trafford, it seems …

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£50m Monaco Star In Advanced Talks With Manchester United

Monaco's Brazilian defender Fabinho celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Rennes (SRFC) and Monaco (ASM) on May, 20 2017, at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes, western France. / AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester United are been linked with a host of players this summer as Jose Mourinho looks to find the missing pieces of his Old Trafford jigsaw in order to pursue a genuine title challenge next season. While the pursuit of Antoine Griezmann appears to be a non-runner this summer at least, the club do appear to be making progress in …

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Real Madrid Reject £52M Bid From Manchester United For Alvaro Morata [Report]

Manchester United’s pursuit of a world-class striker this summer has been football’s worst kept secret. Following the petering out of the Antoine Griezmann saga, it looks as though the club have turned their attention to Alvaro Morata, with Sky Italy reporting this evening that Real Madrid have rejected an initial approach of £52.4M for the Spanish front-man. It is understood …

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Inter Milan Set To Unveil Luciano Spalletti As Their New Manager

ROME, ITALY - MAY 14: Luciano Spalletti head coach of AS Roma during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Juventus FC at Stadio Olimpico on May 14, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images )

Inter Milan are set to name former Roma manager Luciano Spalletti as their new head coach. The 58-year-old guided La Maggica to a second place finish in last season’s Serie A.  Before flying to China to meet with the owners of the club, Spalletti told reporters that ‘everything is in place’ for him to become the next manager of one of Europe’s …

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Video Assistant Referee Slated As Italy Receive A Ridiculously Harsh Red Card At The U-20 World Cup

Italy Red Card

Italy have progressed to the semi-finals of the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea, but won’t be thanking the new Video Assistant technology for that anytime soon. Alberigo Evani’s side came through extra-time in Suwon to defeat Zambia 3-2, but had to play the entire second half and the additional time with only ten men after a massive refereeing error. …

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