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Inter Mooting Deco Move

Internazionale are preparing to make a move for Deco this summer as a possible replacement for Luis Figo, according to reports in the Italian press. As speculation mounts over the future of the Barça playmaker, the Nerazzurri are the latest club to be linked with him along with a number of Premiership clubs. Chelsea are…

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Oliveira Relaxes In Brazil Camp

With his sister’s kidnapping crisis now capped by a happy ending, Brazil striker Ricardo Oliveira says he can go back to worrying about getting himself fit for their upcoming friendlies against Chile and Ghana. The AC Milan man is trying to come back from a knee injury that halted his debut Serie A campaign. “Right…

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Revs Keeping Mum On Joseph

New England general manager Mike Burns says he is more interested in speaking to trade request submitter Shalrie Joseph than in speaking about him. The Revs midfielder recently went public with his frustration over stalled contracted talks. “We have read what Shalrie had to say,” Burns told the Boston Globe. “But until we have the…

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Bayern Get Van Bommel All Clear

Bayern Munich midfielder Mark van Bommel will be able to play in the second leg of Bayern Munich’s Champions League quarter-final against AC Milan as his two-match ban was halved to one today after a UEFA disciplinary tribunal ruling on Wednesday in Nyon, Switzerland. The Dutchman was sent off with a second yellow at the…

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Palladino Hopes To Remain At Juve

The young forward is going through a great moment of form with the latest goals scored for the Bianconeri in their Serie B matches. Raffaele Palladino is currently Juventus’ most talked about player following his latest exploits which helped his side win precious points in their bid to be promoted back to Serie A. “It’s…

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DeMerit Ready To Get In U.S. Mix

Watford center back Jay DeMerit is on cloud nine after receiving his first U.S. call-up from coach Bob Bradley. The Wisconsin native is eagerly chasing his first international cap, but could miss their March 25th friendly with Ecuador due to a knock. DeMerit expects to be ready for his U.S. debut three days later, when…

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Juve Deny Lampard Stories

Juventus sporting director Alessio Secco has distanced the club from speculation linking them with a move for Frank Lampard. The Chelsea midfielder’s agent was pictured talking to Juve executives last week and there were rumours that they wanted to sign the player to boost their hopes of making an impact on their expected return to…

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Jones Looking To Go Out A Champ

Los Angeles star Cobi Jones may have announced his retirement, but it won’t take effect until he battles alongside David Beckham for the 2007 MLS crown. The longtime Galaxy attacker claims it is the right time to hang his boots. “It’s good to have (Beckham) here, but that wasn’t a factor into my decision at…

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Barça Set To Extend Ronaldinho Contract

FC Barcelona have stated that they are preparing to offer Ronaldinho a new long-term contract to ward off would-be suitors as speculation over the Brazilian’s future continues to mount. With reports continuing to surface that AC Milan are preparing to make an offer, Blaugrana vice-president Ferrán Soriano has moved to nip the stories in the…

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Madrid Failed In Late Cavani Bid

Real Madrid made a last ditch bid to sign Edison Cavani from Danubio before the highly-rated striker accepted an offer from Palermo in the winter transfer window, his agent has revealed. The youngster attracted the attention of the Spanish giants after he hit seven goals in nine games at the 2007 South American Youth Championships…

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Skipper Rushes To Simek Defense

Sheffield Wednesday captain Leo Bullen says defender Frankie Simek was hard done by when ejected during their weekend draw with Wolverhampton. The skipper claims part of the criticism should go to Wolves manager Mick McCarthy and his staff for wildy overreacting the American’s late challenge on Michael McIndoe in front of the away bench. “We…

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Joseph Hands Back Armband

Disgruntled New England midfielder Shalrie Joseph has resigned the captaincy, and may go so far as to request a trade. The Grenada international says it was a move he didn’t want to make, but felt he had after contract extension talks stalled again. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be named captain of any…

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Ferguson Fury With Madrid And Barça

Sir Alex Ferguson has hit out at Real Madrid and FC Barcelona for their attempts to lure Cristiano Ronaldo and stated that he is confident the player will sign a new contract at Old Trafford. The Red Devils’ manager is infuriated that the Spanish league giants have publicly stated their interest in the Portuguese star…

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Johnston Brings Welsh Aboard

Toronto FC coach Mo Johnston says eh finally glad to clinch a deal for Sunderland winger Andy Welsh this wekend. The Englishman will now compete for a job on the left side of midfield for the expansion team. “It was on, it was off,” Johnston told the Globe & Mail of some protracted talks. “Sunderland…

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Villa: We Had To Break Chivas Jinx

Club América midfielder Germán Villa was only to happy to bag the goal that snapped an slump to holders CD Guadalajara that stretched back to 1999. Villa scored the lone goal midway through the opening stanza by nodding home a Salvador Cabañas cross. “We had to win any way possible,” he declared. “It was too…