August 2019 - Soccer Wiretap

Alphonso Areola Headed To Madrid In Keylor Navas Swap

Aug 31, 2019 4:47 PM

Alphonso Areola will move to Real Madrid as PSG finalize a deal for Keylor Navas.

The deal will be completed on Monday.

Areola fills a key role as backup to Thibaut Courtois. 

AS.com

Tags: Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Official Transfer

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Ansu Fati Becomes Youngest Ever Scorer In Barcelona History

Aug 31, 2019 4:44 PM

Ansu Fati became the youngest ever goalscorer in Barcelona history after finding the net in their 2-2 draw to Osasuna.

The 16-year-old broke the mark previously set by Bojan Krkic.

Fati also became the third youngest ever goalscorer in La Liga history after Fabrice Olinga and Iker Muniain. 

As.com

Tags: Barcelona, IQ

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Nacho Monreal, Mohamed Elneny Leave Arsenal

Aug 31, 2019 11:58 AM

Nacho Monreal and Mohamed Elneny each left Arsenal before the closing of the European transfer window.

The 33-year-old Monreal signed a two-year deal with Real Sociedad.

The 27-year-old Elneny joined Besitkas on a season-long loan. 

BBC Sport

Tags: Arsenal, Besiktas, Real Sociedad, Loan, Official Transfer

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Mauro Icardi Suing Inter To Return To Training

Aug 30, 2019 5:42 PM

Mauro Icardi is suing Inter for over $1.6 million in an effort to return to training with the team.

Icardi turned down various transfers away from Inter despite not being in Antonio Conte's plans. 

Icardi has been training by himself since Conte took over the team. 

Football Italia

Tags: Internazionale, IQ

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Oliver Burke Joins Alaves From West Brom On Loan

Aug 30, 2019 5:39 PM

Oliver Burke has moved from West Brom to Alaves on a season-long loan.

West Brom have the ability to recall the 22-year-old Scottish winger in January.

West Brom purchased Oliver Burke from RB Leipzig last winter in a club record $18 million deal. 

Football Espana

Tags: West Bromwich Albion, Loan

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Pablo Sarabia, Unai Nunez Earn First Spain Call Ups Of Career

Aug 30, 2019 5:35 PM

Pablo Sarabia and Unai Nunez were called up to the Spanish national team for the first time in their careers.

The 27-year-old Sarabia moved to PSG over the summer from Sevilla.

The 22-year-old Nunez previously starred for the U-21 side. 

Football Espana

Tags: Spain, IQ

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Real Madrid Record $170 Million Profit For 2018/19 Season

Aug 30, 2019 5:31 PM

Real Madrid recorded a profit of $170 million for the 2018/19 season. 

The figure represented a 0.8% increase from the previous year. 

The club's operating income for the 2018/19 season was just over $833 million. 

José Félix Díaz/Marca

Tags: Real Madrid, IQ

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Fiorentina Sporting Director: Bruno Fernandes Is Going To Real Madrid

Aug 30, 2019 2:30 PM

Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade claimed that Bruno Fernandes is heading to Real Madrid for $76.8 million.

"Raphinha must be off the market because Bruno Fernandes is off to [Real] Madrid for 70 million euros," said Prade at a press conference. 

Fiorentina had been pursuing Sporting Lisbon striker Raphinha, though Prade said that the move was unlikely since the team would have to also replace Fernandes. 

Marca

Tags: Fiorentina, Real Madrid, Sporting Lisbon, Transfer Rumor

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Europa League Announces Group Stage Draw

Aug 30, 2019 9:02 AM

The 2019-20 Europa League group stage draw was set on Friday:

Group A: Sevilla, Apoel, Qarabag, Dudelange

Group B: Dynamo Kyiv, Copenhagen, Malmo, Lugano

Group C: FC Basel, Krasnodar, Getafe, Trabzonspor

Group D: Sporting CP, PSV , Rosenborg, LASK

Group E: Lazio, Celtic, Rennes, CFR Cluj

Group F: Arsenal, Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liège, Vitoria FC

Group G: Porto, Young Boys, Feyenoord, Rangers

Group H: CSKA Moscow, Ludogorets, Espanyol, Ferencvaros

Group I: Wolfsburg, Gent, St Etienne, Olexandriya

Group J: Roma, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Istanbul Basaksehir, Wolfsburg

Group K: Besiktas, Braga, Wolves, Slovan Bratislava

Group L: Manchester United, FC Astana, Partizan Belgrade, AZ Alkmaar

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Virgil Van Dijk Named UEFA Men's Player Of The Year

Aug 29, 2019 1:50 PM

Virgil van Dijk was named the UEFA Men's Player of the Year, beating out Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the top prize.

"I'm very proud to get this trophy. It's credit to everyone who has helped me. I need to thank my team-mates, without them I would not have achieved what I have achieved. It's been a long road and it's part of my journey," said van Dijk.

Liverpool teammate Alisson was named Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season.

BBC Sport

Tags: Liverpool, Personal Award, UEFA Champions League

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Basque Country To Play Friendly Versus Argentina

Juan Castro/Marca

Keylor Navas Expected To Sign Three-Year Deal With PSG

J.I. García-Ochoa/Marca

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Mason Mount Earn First England Call-Up

ESPN

Matteo Darmian Linked With Moves Away From Manchester United

Rob Dawson/ESPN

Champions League Announces Group Stage Draw

RealGM Staff Report

Roma To Pursue Chris Smalling On Loan

Rob Dawson/ESPN

Robert Lewandowski Extends Contract With Bayern Until 2023

Stephan Uersfeld/ESPN

Ousmane Dembele To Stay At Barcelona, According To Agent

Matt Dorman/GOAL

Real Madrid Linked With Bruno Fernandes Move

GOAL

Christian Pulisic Named To USMNT Roster

Jeff Carlisle/ESPN

Sevilla Linked With Mariano Diaz

Alberto Fdez./Marca

Messi Expected To Miss Osasuna Match With Injury

Marca

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Jokes About Returning To Manchester United

ESPN

Inter Agrees To Loan Deal With United For Alexis Sanchez

Rob Dawson/ESPN

Bas Dost Joins Eintracht Frankfurt For $7.7 Million

GOAL.com

USL To Extend ESPN Broadcast Deal For Three More Years

Jeff Rueter/The Athletic

Nashville SC Sign Hany Mukhtar As Designated Player

Jeff Carlisle/ESPN

Neymar Tells PSG He Only Wants Barcelona Move

Luis F. Rojo/Marca

Atletico Madrid Loan Nikola Kalinic To Roma

As.com

PSG Could Replace Neymar With Wilfried Zaha

As.com