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    Trending: Manchester City to sign Ederson for more than Gianluigi Buffon

    Trending: Manchester City to sign Ederson for more than Gianluigi Buffon


    Benfica goalkeeper Ederson made 27 league appearances this season. Monday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending... MAN CITY: Manchester City are close to completing a deal for Benfica goalkeeper Ederson, sources have...

    Benfica goalkeeper Ederson made 27 league appearances this season. Monday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending... MAN CITY: Manchester City are close to completing a deal for Benfica goalkeeper Ederson, sources have told ESPN FC, with the club potentially having to pay more than the £33 million world-record fee for a shot-stopper paid by Juventus for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001. - City goalkeeper Joe Hart has confirmed that he will not be playing for Torino next season, but says that he enjoyed his time with the Serie A club.
    Time for Chelsea to resurrect swap for Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa

    Time for Chelsea to resurrect swap for Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa


    The FC panel try to sort through the conflicting messages and swirling rumours regarding Antoine Griezmann's future. Transfer speculation involving Diego Costa is nothing new, in fact the Chelsea striker has been the focal point of rumours linking him...

    The FC panel try to sort through the conflicting messages and swirling rumours regarding Antoine Griezmann's future. Transfer speculation involving Diego Costa is nothing new, in fact the Chelsea striker has been the focal point of rumours linking him with a move away from Stamford Bridge since Antonio Conte was appointed Blues manager in April last year. As Conte planned ahead during the summer of 2016, stories surfaced that Costa was on the verge of moving back to Atletico Madrid -- the club he'd scored 43 goals in 94 appearances for before moving to the Bridge in a £32 million deal in July 2014. At that...
    Manchester United's Ander Herrera set to snub Barcelona move - sources

    Manchester United's Ander Herrera set to snub Barcelona move - sources


    Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is prepared to turn down a summer move to Barcelona, sources have told ESPN FC. Herrera...

    Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is prepared to turn down a summer move to Barcelona, sources have told ESPN FC. Herrera is
    Manchester United's Ander Herrera set to snub Barcelona move - sources

    Manchester United's Ander Herrera set to snub Barcelona move - sources


    The FC crew rate the success of Manchester United's season and debate which Prem team will have the most UCL success next season. Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is prepared to turn down a summer move to Barcelona, sources have told ESPN...

    The FC crew rate the success of Manchester United's season and debate which Prem team will have the most UCL success next season. Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is prepared to turn down a summer move to Barcelona, sources have told ESPN FC. Herrera is reportedly a transfer target for incoming Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde, but the sources said the 27-year-old -- United's Player of the Year this season -- would turn down the chance to move to the Camp Nou. Herrera worked with Valverde at Athletic Bilbao before joining United in a £24 million deal in 2014. Valverde quit as manager at San Mames at the end...
    Bayern Munich induct Philipp Lahm into Hall of Fame after his retirement

    Bayern Munich induct Philipp Lahm into Hall of Fame after his retirement


    Retiring Philip Lahm and Xabi Alonso said goodbye to the Bayern Munich fans at their Bundesliga title party. Philipp Lahm has been inducted into Bayern Munich's Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Monday. Former Bayern captain Lahm, 33, retired last week...

    Retiring Philip Lahm and Xabi Alonso said goodbye to the Bayern Munich fans at their Bundesliga title party. Philipp Lahm has been inducted into Bayern Munich's Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Monday. Former Bayern captain Lahm, 33, retired last week after clinching his eighth Bundesliga title with the club. The ex-Germany international led the Bavarians out for the final time against Freiburg on his 517th appearance as the Bundesliga champions celebrated a fifth consecutive title. "Last Saturday was incredibly emotional for me and my last day will remain etched in my memory forever," Lahm said. Lahm, who...
    Can Premier League clubs dominate the Champions League once again?

    Can Premier League clubs dominate the Champions League once again?


    The FC crew rate the success of Manchester United's season and debate which Prem team will have the most UCL success next season. Not so long ago, the Premier League elite regarded Cardiff as the place to be for an end-of-season party. Six FA Cup finals...

    The FC crew rate the success of Manchester United's season and debate which Prem team will have the most UCL success next season. Not so long ago, the Premier League elite regarded Cardiff as the place to be for an end-of-season party. Six FA Cup finals were staged at the Millennium Stadium (now the Principality Stadium) between 2001 and 2006 while Wembley was being rebuilt -- Arsenal won three, Liverpool two and Manchester United one. There is another party due to take place in the Welsh capital this Saturday. This time, however, the giants of the English game will be nowhere to be seen. When Real Madrid take on Juventus...
    Atletico Madrid's 'doors are open' for Diego Costa return - assistant coach

    Atletico Madrid's 'doors are open' for Diego Costa return - assistant coach


    Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has signed a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2024. Chelsea striker Diego Costa would be welcomed back at Atletico Madrid with open arms, according to the Spanish side's assistant coach Juan...

    Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has signed a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2024. Chelsea striker Diego Costa would be welcomed back at Atletico Madrid with open arms, according to the Spanish side's assistant coach Juan Vizcaino. Costa, 28, has been linked with a big-money move to Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian since January following a training-ground row with Chelsea coach Antonio Conte. However, the Spain international, who has two years left on his contract with Chelsea, said last weekend that he has no plans to leave this summer and would only depart if his...
    Roberto Carlos: I can bring winning mentality to South Melbourne

    Roberto Carlos: I can bring winning mentality to South Melbourne


    Newly appointed South Melbourne coach Roberto Carlos has insisted he will help the club reach new heights. Roberto Carlos has said he would bring "a winning mentality" to South Melbourne if the club succeeds in joining an expanded A-League. Former...

    Newly appointed South Melbourne coach Roberto Carlos has insisted he will help the club reach new heights. Roberto Carlos has said he would bring "a winning mentality" to South Melbourne if the club succeeds in joining an expanded A-League. Former Brazil international Carlos is in talks about taking over as coach if the club makes a return to Australia's top division. Speaking at a news conference in Melbourne, he said: "My life is football and always has been. "My idea would be to come here and keep winning. If I go to a club and marry a project, I go to win. I have a winning mentality. "I only want...
    Transfer Rater: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool, Douglas Costa to Spurs

    Transfer Rater: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool, Douglas Costa to Spurs


    The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable...

    The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool He may have played a key role in Arsenal's FA Cup final win over Chelsea, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could soon leave...
    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has terms on two-year contract agreed - sources

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has terms on two-year contract agreed - sources


    Stevie Nicol believes Arsenal's FA Cup triumph over Chelsea will be enough to keep Arsene Wenger at the club. Arsene Wenger reaffirms his loyalty to Arsenal after winning the FA Cup for the seventh time. Watch on as Arsenal lift their...

    Stevie Nicol believes Arsenal's FA Cup triumph over Chelsea will be enough to keep Arsene Wenger at the club. Arsene Wenger reaffirms his loyalty to Arsenal after winning the FA Cup for the seventh time. Watch on as Arsenal lift their 13th FA Cup trophy, as Aaron Ramsey's late goal proved to be the decisive goal vs. Chelsea. Aaron Ramsey's late goal earned Arsenal their thirteenth FA Cup triumph at Wembley. An Arsenal fan and a Chelsea fan document their journey to the FA Cup final, where only one can leave Wembley Stadium happy. Arsenal fans praise Arsene Wenger, throw shade at Spurs and rejoice in beating Chelsea after winning the FA Cup. Arsenal's Per Mertesacker and Alexis Sanchez recap a thrilling 2-1 FA Cup final win over Chelsea. Arsene Wenger will attend an Arsenal board meeting designed to resolve his future on Tuesday having already agreed the terms of a new two-year contract at the club as long ago as November, sources have told ESPN FC. Wenger, 67, is out of contract at the end of June and uncertainty continues to hang over his position at the Emirates Stadium following Saturday's FA Cup final victory against Chelsea at Wembley -- a success which secured a record 13th FA Cup for Arsenal and a seventh for Wenger since...
    Wenger has two-year deal in place

    Wenger has two-year deal in place


    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger agreed terms on a new contract six months ago. Sources have told ESPN FC that he will sign it after Tuesday's board meeting if the club's hierarchy is able to make changes behind the scenes. Read...

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger agreed terms on a new contract six months ago. Sources have told ESPN FC that he will sign it after Tuesday's board meeting if the club's hierarchy is able to make changes behind the scenes. Read »
    Antoine Griezmann will stay at Atletico Madrid this summer - assistant coach

    Antoine Griezmann will stay at Atletico Madrid this summer - assistant coach


    With rumours surely to intensify surrounding Antoine Griezmann and Manchester United, the FC panel talk what the striker will bring to Old Trafford. Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann is not planning to leave Atletico Madrid this summer,...

    With rumours surely to intensify surrounding Antoine Griezmann and Manchester United, the FC panel talk what the striker will bring to Old Trafford. Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann is not planning to leave Atletico Madrid this summer, according to the Spanish club's assistant coach Juan Vizcaino. Griezmann, 26, has just completed his third campaign with Atletico and is under contract with the La Liga side until June 2021. The France international hinted last week that he is open to a move away this summer, while also saying that the chances of him playing at United -- who have been strongly linked with a transfer -- next season...
    Xabi Alonso: Failure to win Premier League at Liverpool a career regret

    Xabi Alonso: Failure to win Premier League at Liverpool a career regret


    Retiring Philip Lahm and Xabi Alonso said goodbye to the Bayern Munich fans at their Bundesliga title party. Paul Mariner and Mark Donaldson reflect on Xabi Alonso's storied career after the Spaniard announced his retirement Thursday. Xabi...

    Retiring Philip Lahm and Xabi Alonso said goodbye to the Bayern Munich fans at their Bundesliga title party. Paul Mariner and Mark Donaldson reflect on Xabi Alonso's storied career after the Spaniard announced his retirement Thursday. Xabi Alonso has told German football magazine kicker that not winning the Premier League with Liverpool remains one of the biggest regrets of his career. Alonso, who retired from football at the end of the season after a final spell at Bayern Munich, won the Champions League and the FA Cup during his five seasons at Anfield. He came close to winning the Premier League in 2008-09, when Liverpool finished as runners-up to Manchester United. "I would include not winning the Champions League with Bayern...
    Ederson: Five things to know about Manchester City goalkeeping target

    Ederson: Five things to know about Manchester City goalkeeping target


    Ederson has been in fine form for Benfica this season. It was fitting that Benfica's goalkeeper Ederson Moraes was the last player to touch the ball as the Lisbon giants completed the double in Sunday's Portuguese Cup final against Vitoria...

    Ederson has been in fine form for Benfica this season. It was fitting that Benfica's goalkeeper Ederson Moraes was the last player to touch the ball as the Lisbon giants completed the double in Sunday's Portuguese Cup final against Vitoria Guimaraes. With Benfica holding a 2-1 lead a desperate Vitoria side swung in a last-ditch free kick, but there was only ever going to be one winner, the tall Brazilian coming far off his line, leaping high and claiming the ball, after which the referee's final whistle triggered the celebrations. Speaking amid the...
    Thomas Tuchel's toxic breakdown with Borussia Dortmund hierarchy

    Thomas Tuchel's toxic breakdown with Borussia Dortmund hierarchy


    Rumours abound of Thomas Tuchel's possible exit from Dortmund, Gab Marcotti assesses the pros and cons of his tenure. Despite winning the DFB Pokal -- Borussia Dortmund's first trophy in five years since they last won Germany's top cup competition along...

    Rumours abound of Thomas Tuchel's possible exit from Dortmund, Gab Marcotti assesses the pros and cons of his tenure. Despite winning the DFB Pokal -- Borussia Dortmund's first trophy in five years since they last won Germany's top cup competition along with the league title -- Thomas Tuchel seems set to leave following a power struggle with the club's hierarchy and key parts of the squad he could not win over. A toxic mix of mistrust and communication failure has led to a point of no return. Having joined as Klopp's successor ahead of the 2015-16 season, Tuchel, a young and exciting coach who earned his stripes...
    Manchester United interested in signing Ivan Perisic - Inter Milan

    Manchester United interested in signing Ivan Perisic - Inter Milan


    The guys respond to your tweets about clubs without trophies, Wayne Rooney and the worst transfers of the year. Manchester United are interested in signing Ivan Perisic, Inter Milan sporting director Pierro Ausilio has told Mediaset, but the club have...

    The guys respond to your tweets about clubs without trophies, Wayne Rooney and the worst transfers of the year. Manchester United are interested in signing Ivan Perisic, Inter Milan sporting director Pierro Ausilio has told Mediaset, but the club have yet to make a formal approach for the winger. Perisic, 28, has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, with Sky Sports claiming United are in talks with Inter over signing the Croatia international. However, Ausilio has said that Inter have yet to receive any bids for Perisic. "If by offer you mean an official communication, then we've not...
    Monaco's Benjamin Mendy plays down talk of imminent Man City move

    Monaco's Benjamin Mendy plays down talk of imminent Man City move


    Brian McBride says wherever AS Monaco's Kylian Mbappe plays next season, he should ensure he'll receive ample playing time. Benjamin Mendy has played down reports he is set for an imminent move to Manchester City amid speculation he has already flown to...

    Brian McBride says wherever AS Monaco's Kylian Mbappe plays next season, he should ensure he'll receive ample playing time. Benjamin Mendy has played down reports he is set for an imminent move to Manchester City amid speculation he has already flown to England to discuss the transfer. Mendy's former Monaco teammate, Bernardo Silva, completed a move to City last week, and sources told ESPN FC last week that the left-back could be their next target. SFR Sport has since said the France international is edging towards a switch to the Etihad Stadium.  Mendy, 22, reportedly touched down in England aboard a private...
    Manchester United's Paul Pogba visits Mecca to mark start of Ramadan

    Manchester United's Paul Pogba visits Mecca to mark start of Ramadan


    Paul Pogba had a message for all those saying Manchester United had a bad season. UEFA Europa League: Paul Pogba (18') Ajax 0-1 Man United As the world's most expensive player, Paul Pogba's return to Man United has been anything but...

    Paul Pogba had a message for all those saying Manchester United had a bad season. UEFA Europa League: Paul Pogba (18') Ajax 0-1 Man United As the world's most expensive player, Paul Pogba's return to Man United has been anything but sunshine and rainbows. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is on a pilgrimage to Mecca as he begins his summer away from football. Pogba, 24, visited Islam's holiest city to mark the start of Ramadan. He is attending Umrah, a Muslim pilgrimage. The France international shared a picture on Instagram on Sunday with the caption "most beautiful thing I've seen in my life." He later tweeted "happy Ramadan." Most beautiful thing I've seen in my life ������ A post shared by...
    AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma must decide on his future - Fassone

    AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma must decide on his future - Fassone


    Man City's goalkeeper may be addressed by Pep in the summer, but Gab Marcotti doesn't believe the Italian will jump ship. AC Milan cannot wait too long for Gianluigi Donnarumma to decide if he wants to stay at the club, according to general manager...

    Man City's goalkeeper may be addressed by Pep in the summer, but Gab Marcotti doesn't believe the Italian will jump ship. AC Milan cannot wait too long for Gianluigi Donnarumma to decide if he wants to stay at the club, according to general manager Marco Fassone. Donnarumma's Milan contract still has a year left to run on it, but if he chooses not to extend that deal the club are likely to try to sell him this summer while they can still seek a sizeable transfer fee. Fassone does not want the issue to drag on all summer, though, and he has told the 18-year-old goalkeeper, who has been linked with some of Europe's top...
    Gabriel Batistuta turns down Adelaide United job after coaching staff setback

    Gabriel Batistuta turns down Adelaide United job after coaching staff setback


    Gabriel Batistuta scored 56 goals in 78 senior appearances for Argentina. Adelaide United have admitted defeat in their hopes of appointing Gabriel Batistuta as their new boss and have reportedly turned their attention to a coach with Bundesliga...

    Gabriel Batistuta scored 56 goals in 78 senior appearances for Argentina. Adelaide United have admitted defeat in their hopes of appointing Gabriel Batistuta as their new boss and have reportedly turned their attention to a coach with Bundesliga experience to replace Guillermo Amor. Greg Griffin, Adelaide's club chairman, said that the attempt to bring former Argentina striker Batistuta to the A-League side fell down because the 48-year-old was unable to assemble the coaching staff he wanted. "It wasn't about the money, it was about the team he (Batistuta) was assembling...
    Mesut Ozil chuckles at 'expert predictions' after Arsenal's FA Cup win

    Mesut Ozil chuckles at 'expert predictions' after Arsenal's FA Cup win


    Arsenal fans praise Arsene Wenger, throw shade at Spurs and rejoice in beating Chelsea after winning the FA Cup. While hardly an against-all-odds miracle, Arsenal pleasantly surprised their fans by defying their defensive woes to beat Chelsea 2-1 with a...

    Arsenal fans praise Arsene Wenger, throw shade at Spurs and rejoice in beating Chelsea after winning the FA Cup. While hardly an against-all-odds miracle, Arsenal pleasantly surprised their fans by defying their defensive woes to beat Chelsea 2-1 with a spirited, gutsy performance in the FA Cup final. Not many were predicting a win for the Gunners before the match, but after lifting the trophy Mesut Ozil was happy to look back and chuckle to himself over the outcomes forecast by some journalists in the London Evening Standard prior to kick-off. "Experts predictions" ... ����...
    German FA blasted for 'Hollywood' half-time show at DFB Pokal final

    German FA blasted for 'Hollywood' half-time show at DFB Pokal final


    Watch as Borussia Dortmund celebrate with the DFB Cup after downing Eintracht Frankurt in the Pokal final. Steve Nicol and Alexis Nunes break down Borussia Dortmund's triumph in the DFB Pokal final over Eintracht Frankfurt. The German FA (DFB)...

    Watch as Borussia Dortmund celebrate with the DFB Cup after downing Eintracht Frankurt in the Pokal final. Steve Nicol and Alexis Nunes break down Borussia Dortmund's triumph in the DFB Pokal final over Eintracht Frankfurt. The German FA (DFB) has been criticised for the "Hollywood" style half-time show at the DFB-Pokal final. The show featured German singer Helene Fischer, who was jeered by sections of the crowd at Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. Eintracht Frankfurt Borussia Dortmund 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic said: "Helene Fischer has no place at a cup final," and some commentators said the show was another symbol of the commercialisation of football. Bobic added: "We play football, and real fans of football don't...
    Manchester City near deal for Benfica goalkeeper Ederson - sources

    Manchester City near deal for Benfica goalkeeper Ederson - sources


    Manchester City are close to completing a deal for Benfica goalkeeper Ederson, sources have told ESPN FC. The Brazilian played...

    Manchester City are close to completing a deal for Benfica goalkeeper Ederson, sources have told ESPN FC. The Brazilian played in