Soccer Wiretap

Jose Mourinho Believes He's Matured At Manchester United
Manchester United had reservations about hiring Jose Mourinho in the past due to his maturity issues.

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Arsenal Denies Approaching Thomas Tuchel About Replacing Arsene Wenger
Thomas Tuchel has often been mentioned as a candidate to replace Arsene Wenger, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

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Manchester Derby Rescheduled For Thursday, April 27th
Manchester City will host Manchester United on Thursday, April 27th for their rescheduled Premier League match.

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UCL Quarters: Madrid-Bayern, Barca-Juve, BVB-Monaco, Atleti-Leicester
Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid will face a familiar foe in Carlo Ancelotti and Bayern Munich.

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Wayne Rooney's International Career Could Be Over
Gareth Southgate admitted that Wayne Rooney was unhappy about the decision but praised him for the "very mature" way he took the news.

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Jose Mourinho Criticizes United's Transfer Business Before His Arrival
Jose Mourinho said "we are not ready to be Manchester United."

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Open To Move To Napoli
Mino Raiola has made several references to his client's love for Naples over the last year.

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City Preparing Biggest Roster Overhaul Since Mansour Bought Club
With up to 18 players in danger of being moved, Pep Guardiola is ready to embark on a massive overhaul.

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

Kylian Mbappe Bidding War Expected With Madrid, Barca, Arsenal, City
Kylian Mbappe has been compared to Thierry Henry and doesn't turn 19 until December.

Monaco, Atleti Round Out Champions League Quaterfinalists
Joining Monaco and Atleti in the quarterfinals are Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Leicester City, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.

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Jorge Sampaoli Considered Out Of Running For Barcelona Position
Jorge Sampaoli was manager of Chile from 2012 until 2016.

Barcelona Interested In Buying Back Thiago From Bayern
Bayern are unlikely to want to sell Thiago.

City Interested In Bidding For Keylor Navas
Liverpool and Arsenal also have interest in Keylor Navas.


Real Madrid Expected To Sign Felipe Monteiro As Replacement For Pepe
Real Madrid are likely to pay Porto 25 million to 30 million for Felipe Monteiro.

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Harry Kane Sustains Ankle Ligament Damage
Harry Kane suffered the injury to his right ankle, and is the same knock as he picked up in September.

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Romelu Lukaku Won't Sign Extension With Everton
Romelu Lukaku will seek a transfer from Everton.

Greg O'Keefe/Liverpool Echo

Jose Mourinho: Judas Is Still No. 1 At Chelsea
Jose Mourinho responded to the Stamford Bridge detractors by pointing to the turf and holding up three fingers to signify the three Premier League titles he won with Chelsea.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

United Interested In Mesut Ozil
Manchester United have interest in signing Mesut Ozil, who played for Jose Mourinho in the past at Real Madrid.

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Report: Cristiano Ronaldo To Have Twin Boys Via Surrogate
Cristiano Ronaldo will become a father to twin boys via a surrogate mother in the United States, according to a report.

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Real Madrid Would Be In 3rd Place Without Sergio Ramos' Goals
Sergio Ramos has become a specialist at scoring late goals, particularly on set pieces.

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Arsene Wenger Warns Supporters About Being Brainwashed
Arsene Wenger's future with Arsenal remains uncertain.


Dortmund Confident Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Will Remain With Club
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has long been connected to a transfer to Real Madrid as well as Manchester City.

Miami To Host El Clasico Friendly On July 29th
The match is the first Clasico outside of Spain since 1982 and their first friendly since 1991.

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Joe Hart Doesn't Expect Return To City
Joe Hart was sent out on loan to Torino by Pep Guardiola in August.


Ivan Rakitic Signs Extension With Barcelona Through 2021
Ivan Rakitic has been in and out of the Barcelona side recently, and his lack of minutes and increased competition from Andre Gomes, Denis Suarez and Rafinha fueled speculation he could join City.


Travel Ban Could Hinder U.S. In 2026 World Cup Bid
The United States have long been considered the favorites to win the 2026 World Cup, either on their own or to jointly host it with Canada and Mexico.

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Xabi Alonso Announces Retirement At End Of Season
Xabi Alonso started his career with Real Sociedad before playing for Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

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Antonio Conte To Sign Extension With Chelsea
Antonio Conte signed a deal through to 2019 worth around 6.5 million a year last summer.

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Arsenal Hierarchy Continue To Support Arsene Wenger
As recently as four weeks ago, there was a confidence at the club's top level that Arsene Wenger would sign his new deal but since then he has come to look increasingly beleaguered.

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Barcelona Pulls Off Improbable Comeback Against PSG
Barcelona came back from a 4-0 deficit after the first leg and scored three goals from the 88th minute on.

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