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Zlatan Ibrahimovic dodges Man U speculation

44 minutes agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Solna (Sweden) (AFP) – Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Thursday refused to comment on speculation he is set to join Manchester United, where Jose Mourinho is on the verge of becoming the new manager. Ibrahimovic, 34, said he knewShow More Summary

Mourinho’s Man Utd link boosts mega-transfer hopes

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – The prospect of Jose Mourinho becoming Manchester United’s next boss has unleashed hopes across Europe of a mega-spending spree by the English giants to get back into the elite. While talks with Mourinho’s...Show More Summary

Bradley-Nagbe partnership could reap rewards in Copa America

2 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

For all of the discussion about the age and makeup of Jurgen Klinsmann’s Copa America squad, and the tactical changes he made in the second half against Ecuador indicate what the future may be like for this team. After the 1-0 win against...Show More Summary

Giovinco’s omission could hurt MLS’s player recruitment

2 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Sebastian Giovinco has been left out of the Italy squad ahead of the 2016 European tournament. Of course, most US soccer fans know this since Major League Soccer has been up in arms over his omission, or at least Antonio Conte’s comments. Show More Summary

Mourinho contract talks hinge on image rights

2 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho’s contract negotiations to become the next manager of Manchester United appear to hinge on the rights to the use of his image on merchandise, British media reported on Thursday. The rights are owned by his...Show More Summary

Lukaku eyes move away from Everton to ‘win titles’

4 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

London (AFP) – Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku said he is considering a move away from Everton to increase his chances of winning trophies. Speaking to Britain’s Daily Star newspaper, Lukaku did not rule out remaining with the Toffees but said “I want to win titles” in a hint that he sees his future away from Goodison Park. Show More Summary

Nagbe nets first US goal to defeat Ecuador

11 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Washington (AFP) – Liberian-born striker Darlington Nagbe scored in the 90th minute to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Ecuador in a warm-up match for the Copa America Centenario. Nagbe, a 25-year-old midfielder for the reigning...Show More Summary

Atletico seek final step to rewrite Madrid derby history

13 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Madrid (AFP) – In the dying moments of Diego Simeone’s second Madrid derby as Atletico Madrid coach, a banner was lowered behind the goal his side was defending to display a stinging message: “Wanted: A dignified rival for a decent derby”. Show More Summary

Australian footballer Cahill set to stay in China – agent

13 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s veteran top goalscorer Tim Cahill is set to stay in China next season with three clubs chasing the former Everton midfielder, according to his agent. The 36-year-old signed a short-term deal with Hangzhou Greentown in February just days after his contract was terminated by rival Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua. Show More Summary

Rashford faces Euro audition as decision time looms

14 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) – England manager Roy Hodgson has challenged Marcus Rashford to make his life difficult when the Manchester United sensation auditions for a Euro 2016 place in Friday’s friendly against Australia. Rashford...Show More Summary

Real Madrid and Manchester United top KPMG rich list

15 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Paris (AFP) – Real Madrid and Manchester United are the richest clubs in Europe, according to a study by Dutch auditors KPMG. Both clubs have been valued at 2.9 billion euros ($3.2 billion) according to KPMG, which looked at 32 major European clubs. Show More Summary

Ukraine add Seleznyov, Butko to Euro 2016 squad

17 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Kiev (AFP) – Striker Yevgen Seleznyov and defender Bogdan Butko have been added to Ukraine’s provisional squad for Euro 2016, the Football Federation of Ukraine announced Wednesday. Seleznyov, who terminated his contract with Russia’s...Show More Summary

Seoul back from the brink, Jaish, Al Ain advance to AFC Champions League quarters

17 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Seoul (AFP) – FC Seoul came back from the brink to win a dramatic penalty shoot-out on Wednesday as Hao Junmin’s last-minute thunderbolt also put Shandong Luneng into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals. In a breathless night ofShow More Summary

Serbian football coach Mihajlovic takes Torino helm

17 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Rome (AFP) – Serbia’s Sinisa Mihajlovic is back in a Serie A dugout again after signing a two-year deal with Torino, the Italian club said on Wednesday. Torino will be the sixth Italian club Mihajlovic, known as a free-kick specialist in his playing career, has coached after Bologna, Catania, Fiorentina, Sampadoria and AC Milan. Show More Summary

Goal-line technology to be used at Copa America

17 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Chicago (AFP) – Goal-line technology will be used in next month’s Copa America Centenario, organizers announced Wednesday, selecting Hawk-Eye as the supplier for the camera replay system. Five of the 10 top-ranked national teams in the...Show More Summary

Manchester United hold day two of Mourinho talks

17 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

London (AFP) – Manchester United were locked in a second day of talks with Jose Mourinho’s agents on Wednesday, hammering out a deal to sweep the controversial Portuguese boss into Old Trafford. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager...Show More Summary

Deschamps keeping French Euro 2016 expectations high

17 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Paris (AFP) – France coach Didier Deschamps accepted on Wednesday that Raphael Varane’s injury is a blow to his side’s Euro 2016 hopes, but called on his men to overcome their defensive absences. The injury to Real Madrid centre-back...Show More Summary

Ronaldo wants extended Real Madrid stay

17 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Madrid (AFP) – Three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has stressed his desire to remain at Spanish giants Real Madrid beyond the end of his current contract in 2018. “It is clear I want to stay here, I want to continue here,” he told Spanish television station La Sexta on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Benitez stays to lead Newcastle’s promotion bid

18 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Newcastle (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Rafael Benitez confirmed Wednesday he would stay on as Newcastle United manager in a bid to lead the north-east club’s bid for promotion back to the Premier League. The 56-year-old Spaniard has agreed...Show More Summary

Benfica extend contract of goalkeeper Julio Cesar

18 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Lisbon (AFP) – Portuguese champions Benfica have secured the services of Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar for a further two seasons, the club said on Wednesday. The 36-year-old stopper joined Benfica in 2014 in the wake of a 7-1 World Cup semi-final humiliation at the hands of eventual champions Germany. Show More Summary

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