Soccer Wiretap

Alvaro Morata: Footballers More Like Rock Stars Than Sportsmen
Alvaro Morata talked to Sid Lowe about the strange business of soccer.

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Alvaro Morata Expects To Eventually Play For Antonio Conte
Alvaro Morata joined Juventus just before Antonio Conte left the club.

Sid Lowe/The Guardian

PSG Could Prefer Lucas Perez Over Alexis Sanchez
Edinson Cavani is uncomfortable with the idea that PSG might bring in another top quality striker to compete with him for the central role.

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Steven Gerrard To Manage Liverpool's Under-18 Squad
Steven Gerrard retired in November.

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Targeted Attack On Dortmund Bus Postpones UCL Match
Police confirmed there were three separate explosions near the coach, bursting the vehicle’s windscreen and injuring one player.

Philip Oltermann/The Guardian

Rummenigge: 'No Chance' Of Real Madrid Signing Robert Lewandowski
Karl Heinz Rummenigge said he and Florentino Perez "have never discussed that name."

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City Resolute In Beating United To Buy Alexis Sanchez From Arsenal
Pep Guardiola signed Alexis Sanchez for Barcelona in 2011.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Will Only Consider Real Madrid, Barcelona
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is under contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2020.

Antoine Griezmann, Atleti Discussing Contract Extension
Antoine Griezmann has received interest from a number of clubs despite his €100 million release clause.

PSG Preparing $63M Offer To Real Madrid For Marcos Llorente
Marcos Llorente has made 26 appearances in La Liga this season while on loan at Alaves.

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Barcelona Matches Madrid Offer To Atleti For Theo Hernandez
While the offer from Barcelona is less financially attractive, it has triggered the interest of Theo.

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Usmanov: Wenger Should Pick His Own Successor At Arsenal
Alisher Usmanov is the second-biggest shareholder of Arsenal.

Ed Aarons/The Guardian

Neymar Could Face Suspension For Clasico
Neymar could miss out on the Clasico after receiving a red card in Saturday's loss at Malaga.

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Antoine Griezmann Doesn't Believe Move To Real Madrid 'Feasible'
While it is unusual for a player to move from Atletico Madrid to Real Madrid, Antoine Griezmann refuses to completely rule out the possibility.


Koeman Gives Ross Barkley Ultimatum On Signing Extension With Everton
Ross Barkley has yet to sign a contract extension with Everton.

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Jose Mourinho Believes United Needs Another Big Budget Summer
Jose Mourinho spent £157 million on transfers following his appointment at United last summer.


Brentford Trying New Model After Ditching Academy
Their target players are between 17 and 20 and have been released by academies in the Premier League or are from overlooked markets.

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Koke Robbed At Gunpoint In Madrid
The gunman asked for Koke's watch, which is valued at €70,000.

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Antoine Griezmann Will Only Leave Atleti For Champions League Club
Antoine Griezmann's adviser has admitted Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City have approached him about leaving Atletico Madrid.

Ed Aarons/The Guardian

Antonio Conte Dismisses Rumors Of Andrea Pirlo Joining Him At Chelsea
Earlier this week former Chelsea assistant Ray Wilkins claimed that Antonio Conte had identified Andrea Pirlo as his chosen replacement for assistant first team coach Steve Holland.

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Wilfred Ndidi Denies Link With United, Committed To Leicester
United is on the market for a defensive midfielder.


Jesse Lingard Signs Extension With United Through 2021
Jesse Lingard will be paid £80,000 a week, and up to £100,000 a week with performance and appearance bonuses.


USA, Canada, Mexico To Submit Joint Bid For 2026 World Cup
A final decision is likely to be taken "sometime this year."

David Conn/The Guardian

Zidane Has 'Nothing Against' James Rodriguez
James banged the back of the dugout when removed by Zinedine Zidane at the 72nd minute.


Christian Pulisic Has 'No Reason' To Leave Dortmund For Bayern
Christian Pulisic recently signed a new deal with Dortmund through 2020.

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Real Madrid, Bayern, Barca, Liverpool Pursuing Theo Hernandez
Theo Hernandez is currently on loan from Atletico Madrid at Deportivo Alavés.

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Vitolo Not Hiding Aspiration To Play For Barcelona
Vitolo has started all five of Spain's 2018 World Cup qualifiers, scoring four times.

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United Wants To Extend Marouane Fellaini
Jose Mourinho has identified a defensive midfielder as a priority.


Carlo Ancelotti Calls Possibility Of Paulo Dybala Transfer 'A Myth'
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge mentioned Paulo Dybala as a player he liked during an interview.

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Juventus Signs Rodrigo Bentancur From Boca
Juventus have signed Rodrigo Bentancur from Boca Juniors for €9.5 million.

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