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Arsenal Close To Breaking Club Record Fee For Alexandre Lacazette

France's forward Alexandre Lacazette (C) vies with Paraguay's goalkeaper Antony Silva (L) and Paraguay's defender Bruno Valdez during the friendly football match France vs Paraguay on June 2, 2017 at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

While Arsenal did pick up silverware last term in the form of the FA Cup, there are some underlying worries regarding just how they will fare this season.  This is not helped by rumours concerning the potential departure of Alexis Sanchez, which have been rife of late, and it now looks like the club are making contingencies for what would …

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From La Fábrica To The First XI, Real Madrid Have Never Been Stronger

Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane lifts the trophy after Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League final football match between Juventus and Real Madrid at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on June 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Champions of Spain and Europe. The world’s most successful club. The world’s second richest club. Real Madrid have had some extraordinary dynasties over the years, but their position in 2017 has arguably never been stronger. In a decade that started with the Pep Guardiola-led brilliance of great rivals Barcelona, Los Merengues have forced their way back into this Spanish arm-wrestle …

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Dani Alves Bids Emotional Farewell To Juventus As Next Move Beckons

Dani Alves has officially bid farewell to Juventus, exactly one year on from signing with the Serie A giants.  At the time of his arrival, the Brazil international signed a two-year deal with the option of a third, but this will now, of course, be cut short. Alves announced the news via his official Instagram account on Tuesday. Me gustaría agradecer …

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To Celebrate Lionel Messi Turning 30, Here Are Ten Of His Best Goals

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Lionel Messi turns 30 on Saturday. The best player in the world, in many people’s eyes, may actually be heading towards the tail-end of his career. Leo has had an outstanding career at Barcelona and with Argentina (despite the lack of a World Cup medal). In 701 games to date, he’s clocked an incredible 565 goals, 231 assists and 41 hat-tricks. …

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Opinion: Kylian Mbappe Should Reject All Offers This Summer And Stay With Monaco For One More Year

Last season’s young Monaco team won plenty of admirers with their cavalier attacking football, explosive pacy young forwards and goals aplenty as Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola described them as “killers in the box”. That formula proved to be successful as they saw off the challenge of the usually dominant moneybags PSG to be crowned champions of France while they …

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