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Real Madrid news: PSG, Man City and Juventus hoping to tempt Isco away from the Bernabeu

Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Manchester City are all said to be keen on signing the Spanish playmaker. Isco has been a permanent figure in Zinedine Zidane’s midfielder this season scoring five goals in 24 appearances. But his position is apparently about to be placed in jeopardy after Gareth Bale’s return to full fitness. The Welshman has struggled with persistent calf injuries since swapping Tottenham for Real in 2013. And he has missed majority of this season but returned to score the winning goal in the Club World Cup semi-final last…

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Arsenal news: Wayne Rooney makes HUGE Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud claims

The former Manchester United forward thinks that Giroud should be one of the first names on the Arsenal team sheet. He also believes that Wenger was wrong not to sell stars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the summer – despite the latter’s decent start to the season. Giroud has made only one Premier League start this season which came against West Ham last week. However, the 31-year-old has eight goals already this term, and Rooney thinks he should be ahead of £46million forward Alexandre Lacazette in the pecking order….

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Panthers owner announces sale amid sexual harassment claims

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said Sunday that he would sell the National Football League franchise amid allegations that he used a racial slur against an African-American employee and sexually harassed female workers. The announcement came after the allegations first reported by Sports Illustrated — and on the same day the Panthers defeated the Green Bay Packers, making them 10-4 and ranked fifth in their conference. In a statement, Richardson said there had been “no greater mission or purpose in my life” than bringing an NFL team to Charlotte, North…

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Russia ‘stop hunting spies to crack down on football hooligans’ and protect England fans

GETTY The FSB is conducting ‘intense’ scrutiny of Russian football fans Russia’s FSB – formerly KGB – is conducting “intense” scrutiny of Russian football fans under strict orders from the Government, according to Alexander Shprygin. Mr Shprygin is President of the Russian Union of Supporters and was blamed for orchestrating the mob in Marseille at Euro 2016 which left two English fans in comas and dozens injured. He said: “All the FSB agents are doing now is working on the World Cup. “They are no longer looking for foreign spies…

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Manchester City to offer Pep Guardiola £100m new contract in bid to rival Man Utd dynasty

Guardiola, who is 47 next month, is only half-way through his three-year contract but City’s Abu Dhabi hierarchy are planning talks at the end of the season over rewarding the Spaniard with long-term extension. He is on around £15m a year and a new five-year deal could be worth £100m. Owner Sheikh Mansour’s board of directors are delighted not only with City’s stunning winning sequence but also the quality of their football. And they want Guardiola to emulate what Sir Alex Ferguson achieved across town at Manchester United by winning…

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2022 World Cup migrant workers ‘systematically’ exploited, Amnesty says

Migrant workers constructing stadiums for the Qatar 2022 World Cup continue to be trapped in a vicious cycle of debt and exploitation, according to new research by Amnesty International. Fifa is already under pressure from its own advisory board to act over the kafala system, used to monitor migrant labourers, which has been described as modern slavery. Now, a survey by Amnesty has found two-thirds of migrant workers have paid excessive or illegal recruitment fees. The phone survey of 414 Nepali migrant workers found 88% paid fees to agents for…

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Barcelona v Deportivo La Coruña: La Liga – live!

11 min: Depor get a shot on target as the ball falls to Borges on the edge of the box but his shot is very weak and straight at Ter Stegen. 9 min: Guilherme has just shot from about 60 yards. It was rubbish and went wide. Could be a long night for Depor. 8 min: Paulinho flicks the ball into Suarez who plays a superb one-two with Alcacer but Barcelona just can not find a final ball. 6 min: Disallowed! Messi plays in Alcacer in the box, with the…

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Former Milan and Real Madrid player Kaká retires from football at age of 35

Kaká, the former Milan and Real Madrid midfielder, announced on Sunday that he is retiring from football. The 35-year-old Brazilian announced his retirement on Twitter. “It was much more than I could ever imagined. Thank you!” he said. “I’m now ready for the next journey. In Jesus’ name. Amen.” Kaká announced this year that he would not extend his contract with Orlando City but opened the door to a possible return to Milan, the club where he made his name. “I would like to participate in the club in another…

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Bournemouth v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

1 min Blow your whistle! Blow your hoooorn! [embedded content] Out they come. Bournemouth payers are hugging and stuff; in the studio, Graeme Souness is doubtless stroking his thighs as though Gennaro Gattuso has just offered out Joe Jordan. The players are tunnelled; Jordan Henderson is modelling his gameface. So how do you defend Salah? On the ball, by forcing him outside, but what do you do once he’s on the move? Have his full-back follow him? Detail a midfielder to be on the look out? A centre-back? What we’re…

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Chelsea news: Real Madrid hope Barcelona win Champions League clash for shock reason

Real Madrid are eyeing Chelsea forward Hazard with their current attack in sore need of a revamp. Cristiano Ronaldo’s best days appear to be behind him with Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio also failing to fire. As a result, Zinedine Zidane wants Hazard in order to ensure Los Blancos keep pace with Barcelona at the La Liga summit in the future. And Spanish outlet Don Balon claims the club want to open negotiations as soon as possible – with Barcelona now key to the deal. Chelsea have been…

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