Blind takes over as Netherlands coach

Blind takes over as Netherlands coach Danny Blind has been appointed as the new Netherlands head coach following Guus Hiddink’s departure. Hiddink ended his second spell in charge of the Dutch national team by stepping down on Monday. Blind had been serving as Hiddink’s assistant and will now assume the role of head coach from August 1….

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Hamburg make Holtby move permanent

Hamburg make Holtby move permanent Hamburg have exercised an option to sign Lewis Holtby on a permanent deal from Tottenham. Holtby joined Hamburg on a season-long loan from the Premier League club in September last year. The Germany international played in both legs of Hamburg’s relegation play-off as they narrowly survived the drop with a…

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Mourinho: Premier League tougher to win than ever

Mourinho: Premier League tougher to win than ever Winning the Premier League has become tougher than ever in the eyes of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.  Mourinho’s men were crowned champions last season, finishing eight points clear of Manchester City, and lost just three times in the league, against Newcastle United, Tottenham and West Brom. Chelsea led…

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Balogun Undergoes Fitness Tests At Mainz

Balogun Undergoes Fitness Tests At Mainz  Super Eagles right back Leon Balogun underwent series of rigorous fitness tests when he teamed up with his new side, FSV Mainz, for  pre-season training on Tuesday. The 26-year-old who joined FSV Mainz 05 from Bundesliga newcomers SV Darmstadt 98 on a three year deal, was also joined by…

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Swansea swoop for Eder

Swansea swoop for Eder Eder has left Braga to join Swansea City for an undisclosed fee, the Portugal forward signing a three-year contract at the Liberty Stadium. Garry Monk has been busy adding to his Swansea squad following last season’s record eighth-place finish in the Premier League. Andre Ayew, Franck Tabanou and Kristoffer Nordfeldt have already…

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Southampton terminate Osvaldo contract

Southampton terminate Osvaldo contract Southampton have terminated the contract of striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo. Osvaldo joined the Premier League club from Roma in a club-record move in August 2013, but proved to be a disruptive influence during his time on the south coast. The Italy international was suspended for three games for a touchline fracas…

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Abbiati extends Milan stay

Abbiati extends Milan stay Veteran goalkeeper Christian Abbiati has extended his stay at Milan by another season after agreeing a one-year deal. The 37-year-old moved to San Siro in 1998 and has made over 300 appearances for the Serie A giants, winning three league titles, a Coppa Italia and the UEFA Champions League along the way. After…

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Ambitious Clyne targets trophy haul with Liverpool

Ambitious Clyne targets trophy haul with Liverpool Nathaniel Clyne has no doubts that Liverpool can help him achieve his ambition of winning major silverware after completing his move from Southampton on Wednesday. The England international full-back has penned a long-term contract at Anfield, ending months of speculation that his three-year stay on the south coast was…

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Vydra seals Watford move

Vydra seals Watford move Matej Vydra has returned to Watford on a permanent basis after leaving Udinese to sign a five-year deal with the Premier League club. The Czech Republic international played a key role in Watford’s promotion from the Championship last season, scoring 16 goals in the second tier during a season-long loan. Vydra…

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Barcelona have lost their values

Barcelona have lost their values Johan Cruyff has criticised Barcelona’s current hierarchy for losing sight of the Catalan giants’ values. The former Barca coach hit out at Josep Maria Bartomeu for putting money ahead of the club’s principles and placing them on the front pages for non-sporting reasons. A disgruntled Cruyff also questioned the development being made…

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