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Nemanja Matic: Manchester United complete signing of Chelsea midfielder

Manchester United have completed the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for £40m on a three-year deal.

The midfielder, 28, becomes United’s third summer buy after £31m defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and £75m striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

United manager Jose Mourinho described Matic as a “team player” who has “everything we want in a footballer; loyalty, consistency, ambition”……………..Read More

Ozil’s preference is to stay at Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has indicated he wants to remain at Arsenal and plans to discuss his future with the club when the team returns from Australia.

Together with star striker Alexis Sanchez, playmaker Ozil has been tipped to leave Emirates Stadium after the Gunners failed to qualify for the Champions League.

However, it is believed there are few clubs able to meet the wage demands of the Germany international, who joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013…………….Read More

Finally Official: Spalletti appointed Inter Head Coach

On Sunday afternoon we wrote an article about how Luciano Spalletti had agreed a deal to become Inter’s new Head Coach for the 2017-18 season, following a meeting he had attended in Firenze with Piero Ausilio and Giovanni Gardini. At the end of it I confidently stated that “Inter will officially announce Spalletti on Monday – or, at the latest, Tuesday”, which would have enabled the former AS Roma coach to be presented to the Italian media by the end of the week. In hindsight that was a wildly optimistic assertion; everything seems to be taking a lot more time than it should at Inter right now. But finally, finally, the news we’ve all known about for a week has become official…………….Read More

Real Madrid’s true golden age: Back in the day or present-day?

The stars, the trophies, the influence, the endeavor. You cannot write the history of soccer without Real Madrid. And you cannot write the history of Real Madrid without the current era.

In fact, you should probably start with the current era.

It almost rings of sacrilege to say, but neither the Spanish capital nor the world has seen a run of excellence such as this ongoing reign of club football supremacy. On the heels of the club’s third Champions League title in four years – achieved with a historic 4-1 victory in Saturday’s final over Juventus – and 12th overall, we are, quite simply, living in the golden age of Real Madrid………….Read More