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Fernando Torres set for Japan or Major League Soccer

Fernando Torres is weighing up his options after receiving one offer from Japan and one from Major League Soccer. Sagan Tosu and Chicago Fire have both offered the former Spanish international striker a contract after leaving the Wanda Metropolitano. Having left Atletico Madrid at the end of the season after an emotional farewell saw him score a brace against Eibar in his final outing for the club, Torres now has two options. The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker is expected to follow Andres Iniesta in moving to Japan by signing for…

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The blame game begins as Spain crash out

About five minutes after Iago Aspas’ penalty spun off Igor Akinfeev’s boot and over the top of the crossbar, Carrusel Deportivo had posted a vote on their Twitter feed to find out who was to blame for Spain’s failure in Russia. The options were the manager, the players, the federation, or simply bad luck. After more than 15,000 votes so far, the federation is in the lead with 50% of the votes. EN EL REPARTO DE RESPONSABILIDADES DE LA ELIMINACIÓN DE #ESP… ¿A quién señalas? — Carrusel Deportivo (@carrusel) July…

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Chelsea’s Jeremie Boga enticing interest from La Liga duo

Real Betis and Celta Vigo are both showing interest in Chelsea midfielder Jeremie Boga, according to reports in Spanish press. It is fair to say that the former of the La Liga clubs have been heavily linked with a number of new recruits this summer as they prepare for a Europa League campaign and to build on last season’s performances. Boss Quique Setien has now been labelled with concrete interest in Boga, who spent last season on loan with Birmingham City in the Championship. The youngster, who is 21-years-old –…

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The little moments that light up the World Cup – Messi, Messi, Messi

Great goals have the power to brighten even the dullest moments. Yesterday evening my train from Newcastle to London was about halfway through its one hour impromptu breather just outside York station when footage of Lionel Messi’s three incredible touches arrived at my phone. I spent the next 15 minutes watching the goal on repeat, draining the dwindling data on my phone while listening to the Argentine commentary of those three incredible touches. “Messi, Messi, Messi, Messi…….GOLAZO!!! GOLAZO!!!” My data might nearly have expired. A lady over my left shoulder…

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Spain saved by VAR as they top Group B with Morocco draw

A late Spain goal combined with the result in the other Group B game, meant that La Roja topped the standings. After 14 minutes though, Spain were behind after a loose touch from Andres Iniesta and hesitiation from Sergio Ramos allowed Khalid Boutaib to pounce and drive towards David De Gea’s goal and slot the ball through his legs into the back of the net. Four minutes later though, Spain were level through Isco, as Iniesta dribbled his way into the box and squared the ball to the Real Madrid…

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Will Girona finally purchase Johan Mojica after the World Cup?

Colombian Johan Mojica has been on loan at Girona from Segunda Division Rayo Vallecano since January 2017. After the Whites and Reds achieved promotion, Girona extended his loan until August 18 pending a decision on his future. But, now the Catalan club has only a few months to decide if they want to outright purchase the Colombian, who is in Russia playing in the World Cup. Until Mojica played in this week’s match, Uruguayan Pepe Herrera was the only person from a Girona-based team to have played in a World Cup. Girona’s…

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Another La Masia prodigy to leave Barcelona as Arsenal move beckons for Joel Lopez

Arsenal are set to sign 16-year-old full-back Joel Lopez from Barcelona, according to reports in Mundo Deportivo. The Catalan daily report that the youngster will become an Arsenal player this summer after talks developed over the weekend, whilst Pablo Moreno will also depart La Masia for Juventus. News of Lopez’ talks with Emirates officials first began in March when details of his expiring contract with Barca become known. Barca, who have been trying to agree personal terms with the defender since the turn of the year, are now set to…

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Arsenal set to hold talks with Ever Banega

Premier League side Arsenal are set to hold talks with Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega, according to various reports in English press. Unai Emery’s install as Gunners boss has already seen a number of changes be made at the Emirates stadium, having brought in German keeper Bernd Leno from Leverkusen and allowed Jack Wilshere to leave the club on a free transfer. With Wilshere leaving at the end of this month, Emery is keen to raid former club Sevilla and make a move for Argentine playmaker Banega, who is said to…

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David De Gea to become ‘world’s best paid keeper’ with new Man United deal

David De Gea will become the highest paid keeper in the world when he puts pen-to-paper on his new Manchester United contract. After missing out on young Athletic Club keeper Kepa, Madrid president Florentino Perez has taken his desire to sign a replacement for Keylor Navas to the next level. Perez, who is keen to find a long term number one and to fit the mould of club legend Iker Casillas – is a fan favourite of De Gea, having watched him develop as a youngster at cross-city rivals Atletico…

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Bielsa confirms Leeds United backroom staff as Benat Labaien leaves for Real Sociedad

Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed his backroom staff at new club Leeds United after seeing Benat Labeien leave for Real Sociedad. After seeing Paul Heckingbottom sacked at Elland Road earlier this month, assistant Jamie Clapham, Nathan Winder and now – Labeien have left the English club. Labeien has taken a role with La Real, becoming an analyst for the Basque club ahead of next season and that has prompted new Leeds boss Bielsa to select his backroom staff for the new season. Bielsa, who flies into England later this week, has…

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