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Serie A Club Confirm Arsenal’s €65m Bid For In-Form Striker

TURIN, ITALY - DECEMBER 22: Andrea Belotti of FC Torino in action during the Serie A match between FC Torino and Genoa CFC at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on December 22, 2016 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Despite Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez being bang on form for Arsenal at present it looks as though the north London club want to spend on another striker.  The Gunners’ link with Torino attacker Andrea Belotti has been doing the rounds for a couple of days but the Italian club’s sporting director, Gianluca Petrachi, has now let it be known that Arsenal have …

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A Football XI For Each Continent: South America & Europe

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 03: Cristiano Ronaldo (R) of Real Madrid CF controls the ball next to Andres Iniesta (L) of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou stadium on December 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

With UEFA’s Team of the Year just announced, we look at what the lineups of a continental championship may look like. In part one of this series we looked at XIs made up of players from North America, Asia/Australia and Africa. Now we turn our attentions to South America and Europe. Many ’80s and ’90s kids may remember the all-continental XIs …

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Opinion: Footballers Swapping Europe For Chinese Super League Are Sell-Outs

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JANUARY 03: Oscar of Shanghai SIPG poses for photos with fans at Pudong International Airport prior to his team's departure to the Doha training camp on January 3, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

The Chinese Super League is, you may have noticed, on a rampage. Various market forces have combined to render previous Asian transfer records antiquated, and have even transpired to make Carlos Tevez the highest paid footballer on the planet. The Asian transfer record has been broken four times in the last year, and contrasts are repeatedly drawn between football’s current …

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Manchester City Boss Guardiola Responds To Badstuber Talk

Augsburg, Deutschland 29.10.2016, 1. Bundesliga, 9. Spieltag, FC Augsburg - FC Bayern Muenchen, Holger Badstuber (FCB) bedankt sich bei den Fans (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber has been linked with a move to Manchester City, ESPN have reported. Having worked with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola during his tenure at Bayern Munich, Badstuber could prove to be the ideal January signing as he already knows the Spaniard’s preferred style of play. On Friday night Guardiola’s City crushed a lacklustre West Ham side 5-0 …

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Borussia Dortmund Strongly Deny Reports Their Star Man Is China-Bound

LISBON, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 18: Pierre Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scores a goal against SC Sporting during the UEFA Champions League match between SC Sporting and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 18, 2016 in Lisbon, Lisboa. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

The Chinese football revolution is here to stay with a host of top stars now following the money and leaving behind the lure of Champions League football. And now La Gazzetta dello Sport (via the Daily Mail) are reporting that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be the target of a £128 million move to Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG. The Gabon international …

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Pep Guardiola: A Victim Of His Own High Standards?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) Pep Guardiola

Has Pep Guardiola set the bar impossibly high for himself? When I was 13 it was arranged that my friend would have his first kiss down a laneway in our local housing estate. The girl he was meant to kiss was tall, blonde and pretty and all the lads were routeing for him. All except me, because this girl was …

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Real Madrid And Barcelona Dominate UEFA’s 2016 Team Of The Year

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 03: Lionel Messi (C) of Barcelona competes for the ball against Luka Modric (L) and Mateo Kovacic (R) of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on December 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

UEFA have officially announced the results of their Team of the Year poll for 2016. Fans were asked to vote for their best elevens from the twelve months just gone, the overall result of which UEFA have now made public. As expected, Champions League winners Real Madrid have the most players included in the lineup, with four of Zinedine Zidane’s …

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Manchester United Legend Stam Discusses Old Trafford Return

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Jaap Stam, Manager of Reading gives his team instructions during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Arsenal and Reading at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

While speculation mounts that club legend Patrice Evra could be set for a shock emotional return to Old Trafford, one confirmed return of a club legend is that of 44-year-old Jaap Stam, who will take his Reading side to Manchester in the FA Cup this weekend. Many United fans will count the shock sale of the treble winner to Lazio …

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Chinese Club Make World Record Bid For Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [Report]

DORTMUND, GERMANY - DECEMBER 20: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Dortmund in action during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg at Signal Iduna Park on December 20, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

The Chinese Super League revolution shows no sign of slowing down – and reports in Italy suggest they are now looking to break the world transfer record to sign Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. According to a report in Gazzetto Dello Sport on Wednesday, Shanghai SIPG have offered the Bundesliga side a staggering €150m to secure the forward’s services, destroying the €105m …

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