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The big questions this weekend - August 22-23, 2015

<b>IN ENGLAND …</b><br>• Are bosses taking the “P” out of Chelsea?<br>Jose Mourinho’s last six Premier League defeats have all been against clubs whose manager’s name begins with “P”: Pellegrini, Pochettino, Pulis, Pardew and Poyet. Next up for his side are Tony Pulis’ West Brom on Sunday<p><b>IN FRANCE …</b><br>• Is Michel …

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Pepe, Real Madrid Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Comments and More

Real Madrid centre-back Pepe has agreed to a one-year contract extension at the Santiago Bernabeu, ending speculation he could leave the club this summer.<p>Los Blancos <b></b>reported on Friday that Pepe had agreed to prolong his stay:<p>During the summer, <i>Sport</i> insisted on the possibility of the 32-year-old …

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Dortmund in remarkable recovery, Saints held in Europa League

Borussia Dortmund came from three goals down to beat Norwegian side Odd 4-3 in a remarkable Europa League match on Thursday, while Southampton were held at home by the Danish champions Midtjylland.<p>AFP Sports rounds up the action from the pick of Thursday's play-off, first-leg games.<p>- Dortmund …

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Chelsea must do everything to keep John Terry - don't lose his experience like Liverpool did Steven Gerrard

Captain will have been embarrassed by substitution but he could be Chelsea's most important player for the next three seasons, writes Gary Neville<p>There are steps you can walk down, or there is a cliff you can fall straight off. I suggest Chelsea and John Terry use the steps, because he should be a …

Manchester United not looking for new striker in this transfer window

• Louis van Gaal not concerned with Wayne Rooney’s lack of form • Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema is still being monitored<p>Manchester United are not actively pursuing a centre-forward, with Louis van Gaal seemingly content to work with his current options in the position once the transfer window closes …

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Barca face Athletic Bilbao demons on opening day

Barcelona won't have to wait long to try to correct the errors that saw them lose the Spanish Super Cup to Athletic Bilbao as they return to San Mames on Sunday in their La Liga opener.<p>The European champions were thrashed 4-0 in Bilbao just a week ago as an under-manned Catalan defence failed to …

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Everything you need to know about Thomas Muller

Here's a look at the Bayern Munich striker who has Manchester United offering club-record bids<p>As one of Germany's most celebrated players, the Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller has been the hot ticket for Manchester United to bolster their offensive line up.<p>With reports that United made a £60 …

Man United will miss out on European qualification unless Van Gaal reacts

Despite attentions being distracted briefly by <b>Chelsea's</b> poaching of <b>Manchester United</b> target Pedro, the talk needs to return to an issue that has just …

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What is Man City’s best centre-back partnership with Otamendi in the side?

<b>Nicolas Otamendi filled gossip columns all summer before making the switch to Manchester City</b> <b>from sunny Valencia but how will Manuel Pellegrini fit</b> …

Barcelona & Juventus start title defences while Chelsea look to regroup - Opta's Weekend Preview

The Spanish and Italian seasons get underway, while Manchester City hope to match a 103-year-old record and Paris Saint-Germain look to extend their own winning streak<p><b>OPTA PREVIEW</b> By Alan Duffy<p><b>CITIZENS RISE UP</b><p>Buoyed by their comprehensive 3-0 defeat of Chelsea last time out, table-toppers …

Pablo Zabaleta Injury: Updates on Manchester City Star's Knee and Return

Pablo Zabaleta returned to the Manchester City lineup for Saturday's Premier League fixture with Newcastle United, providing the Sky Blues with a major boost after previously picking up up a knee injury in training on Aug. 21.<p>Zabaleta expressed his frustration on the day the injury occurred, per …

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Arsenal clash provides early test of Liverpool's progress

Liverpool midfielder James Milner claims Monday's clash with Arsenal is the perfect opportunity to test his side's improvement since last season.<p>Brendan Rodgers' team have been widely written off as also-rans in this season's title race after limping to a sixth place finish that saw the Reds trail …

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Wenger dismisses Ozil exit rumours

The Arsenal playmaker has been linked with Juventus and Besiktas but his manager says that the Germany international is "completely committed" to …

Scores, Results & Fixtures

<b>Barcelona start the defence of their La Liga title on Sunday at Athletic Bilbao, the team who thrashed them 5-1 on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup.</b><p>Luis Enrique's squad appears weaker than last season's Treble-winning selection, with Pedro and Xavi leaving.<p>Summer signings Arda Turan and Aleix …

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Jose Mourinho Talks Pedro, Louis van Gaal, John Terry, More in Chelsea Presser

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho refused to say he “beat” Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal to the signing of Barcelona star Pedro while speaking to reporters on Friday during a press conference ahead of the Blues' match against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.<p>As shared by the club's official …

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Football transfer rumours: Dante to leave Bayern Munich for Everton?

Today’s fluff is still feeling tired after last night’s antics<p>Maybe Manchester City should have let <b>Chelsea</b> win last Sunday? Instead their emphatic demonstration of superiority has played into the hands of José Mourinho, seemingly convincing Roman Abramovich to sanction a last-gasp trolley dash …

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Everything you need to know about Charlie Austin

The Queens Park Rangers striker is hoping for an offer to stay in the Premier League after the club was relegated at the end of last season. Here's a profile of prolific goal-scorer<p>Born on 5 July 1989, Charlie Austin was signed by Swindon Town in 2009 after a scout spotted his goal-scoring …

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

<b>Bayern Munich conceded the joint quickest goal in Bundesliga history but turned it around and scored a last-minute winner in an action-packed game.</b><p>Kevin Volland seized on a misplaced David Alaba pass to put Hoffenheim in front after nine seconds, with Thomas Muller levelling soon before the …

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7 Arsenal Players of Last 10 Years Who Never Won over the Fans

Try as they might, some players can never quite seem to win the love of the fans. It might be due to a lack of ability, a dubious attitude or some other factor, but the chemistry between player and supporters is never quite right.<p>Arsenal have had their fair share of black sheep over the past decade …

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Man Utd transfer news and rumours: 'United to respond to Pedro snub by moving for Bale'

Transfers: Latest news, rumours and gossip for Manchester United in 2015. United have the financial firepower to lure Bale back to England<p><b>Manchester United transfer news and rumours</b><p>The <i>Daily Mail</i> have sensationally claimed that <b>Manchester United</b> are going to respond to Pedro’s snub in the only way …

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Real Madrid Transfer News: David De Gea's Agent to Hold Manchester United Talks

The agent of Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, Jorge Mendes, will reportedly meet with club officials to clear up the transfer saga linking his client with a move to Real Madrid.<p>According to the <i>Sun</i>'s Antony Kastrinakis, an inside source believes the arrival of Mendes will put an end to the …

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7 Most Frustrating Things About Being a Liverpool Fan Right Now

With two wins from two and no goals conceded so far in the Premier League, the 2015/16 season is looking bright for Liverpool and their loyal supporters. But there remains much to be frustrated about on Merseyside.<p>Very much a work-in-progress club, the Reds take on another season of transition this …

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As Pedro settles into life at Chelsea, questions remain after a strange saga

Louis van Gaal was feeling the pressure on Friday, so had to let loose.<p>"You can write what you want," the Manchester United manager told media, in …

Five reasons Barcelona might struggle this season

A transfer ban, loss of focus and the absence of Xavi may prevent Barcelona from replicating the stunning form they produced in 2014/15<p>Barcelona produced one of the most outstanding seasons by any domestic club ever in 2014/15, winning an historic treble and terrifying defences with one of the …

Everything you need to know about Kevin De Bruyne

The Wolfsburg attacking midfielder is likely to be City's final addition this summer if their £48 million bid is accepted. Here's a profile of the Belgian footballer<p>Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne began his career at Genk, helping the club win the Belgian Pro League in 2011.<p>He joined <b>Chelsea</b> the …

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Man Utd press conference live - Prickly Van Gaal expresses total confidence in vice-chairman Woodward

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal previews Saturday's Premier League match with Newcastle, and reveals why he didn't sign Pedro

Juventus reject Chelsea's €100m offer for Paul Pogba [Mundo Deportivo]

By Paul Morrissey Created on: August 21, 2015 9:28 pm Last Updated:<p>Juventus have rejected an offer from Chelsea for Paul Pogba, Mundo Deportivo …

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Latest<p>Robbie Savage's Brutal Encounter With Sir Alex Ferguson<p>Robbie Savage's Brutal Encounter With Sir Alex Ferguson Revealed<p>2 hours ago<p>Harry Kane Is …

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Real Madrid Transfer News: Rafa Benitez Denied New Striker Signing, Top Rumours

Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez has reportedly had his request for a new striker denied by the club's hierarchy.<p>Per Enrique Ortego of Spanish outlet <i>Marca</i>, Benitez had floated the idea of bringing in a new forward as he is worried about the lack of depth in his attacking line.<p>However, he has …

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