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Reports: Real Madrid legend has signed pre-contract with Liverpool

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What’s the story? As per reputed Spanish daily AS, current FC Porto goalkeeper and Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has signed a pre-contract with Liverpool as talks advance between the veteran Spanish custodian and the English side.  In case you didn’t know... After a rather acrimonious exit from Real Madrid, where he started as a schoolboy, Casillas – known affectionately as Saint Iker by fans across Iberia –  has come to an end to his two-year stint with Portuguese giants, FC Porto.  This season, despite not winning the league title (they lost out to eternal rivals Benfica), Casillas has been in fine form – conceding just 23 goals in 43 games and keeping a career-high 23 clean sheets with some displays taking everyone back down memory lane to the time when he was arguably the best goalkeeper in the world.   The heart of the matter With his great friend, and three-year-senior, Gianluigi Buffon still going strong at Juventus (and Italy, for that matter), Casillas will be keen to show t…

Antoine Griezmann to Man Utd: Barcelona hijack could trigger shock Neymar switch - reports

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The Frenchman has emerged as one of the most coveted players in European football. He bagged 16 goals in the Spanish top flight as Atletico Madrid finished third behind Barcelona and champions Real Madrid. Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for the 26-year-old. It’s understood Jose Mourinho has made signing him a top priority. However, Spanish news outlet Don Balon suggest Barca are now also battling for his services. And it’s suggested they’re willing to sell Neymar to accommodate the Atletico striker. Neymar has been monitored by United and Manchester City. 
Reports over the weekend claimed the duo could swoop if he’s pushed towards a Nou Camp exit.

Marcus Rashford with £103m Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe

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Manchester United should sign Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe to partner Marcus Rashford and let the pair 'run riot' at Old Trafford, according to former Red Devils forward Dwight Yorke. Mbappe, aged 18, has been in phenomenal form for Monaco this season, scoring 26 goals as Leonardo Jardim's men scooped the Ligue 1 title ahead of Paris Saint-Germain and reached the last four of the Champions League. Yorke, who won countless honours during his spell in Manchester, is excited by the prospect Mbappe-Rashford partnership and believes the coveted teenager should be his former club's top target this summer. If the Red Devils fail in their pursuit of Mbappe, who saw a £103m bid for his services from Real Madrid rejected by Monaco, Yorke says they should try to sign Evertonforward Romelu Lukaku, Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann or Real's Gareth Bale. "If I was Manchester United manager I'd go and get Kylian Mbappe, the young kid at Monaco," said Yorke, sp…

Barcelona Transfer News: Andres Iniesta Linked with Juventus

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Juventus are reportedly interested in snapping up Andres Iniesta on a free transfer from Barcelona this summer.  According to both Corriere dello Sport and Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Football Espana), the Bianconeri want to recruit the playmaker as they did with Dani Alves from the Camp Nou. Iniesta's contract expires this summer, and he is yet to sign a new deal with the club.  This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Get the app and get the game.

SAD NEWS!!!! Wayne Rooney's goodbye

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You can tell a lot about a man in the way he says goodbye. John Terry stage-managed his own send-off from Chelsea this weekend with all the subtlety and grace of a hippopotamus at the wheel of a forklift truck. Just as happened in Moscow in 2008, when he insisted on taking what he anticipated to be the Champions League winning penalty only to feel the ground slip from under him, the workings of hubris came back to cuff him resolutely round the ear. His tearful send-off after 26 minutes, through a guard of honour of his colleagues, was meant to serve as an appropriate full stop to a wonderful, stellar, trophy-strewn career. Instead it looked cheap and contrived, sending a shiver of distaste down the spine of many observers. Compare that to what happened to Wayne Rooney on Sunday. There was no marching off at 10 minutes pointedly to coincide with his shirt number. No phalanx of applause. Rather, starting his team's final league match of the season to ensure freshness in the legs of…

€98m!!! Griezmann edging closer to €98m United move

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Antoine Griezmann has given the clearest indication yet that he will join Manchester United this summer as Wayne Rooney prepares for what is likely to be an emotional end to his Old Trafford career when the club face Ajax in the Europa League final tomorrow. United are preparing to trigger the €98m release clause in Griezmann's contract with Atletico Madrid and the Frenchman last night claimed that negotiations over a move to Old Trafford were 60 percent complete. Asked on French television about the prospect of joining United, Griezmann admitted it was "possible" and said he expected his future to be resolved in the next fortnight. Griezmann is due to marry his fiancee, Erika Choperena, in Madrid this weekend and plans to go on honeymoon once France's games against Paraguay, Sweden and England next month are out of the way. United have been discussing the framework of a deal for Griezmann with third parties for months and are now close to signing the 26-year-old, w…

INCREDIBLE!!! WORLD RECORD BID.......Report: Man Utd launch world-record bid for PSG star

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Manchester United are reported to have made the first move to sign in-demand defender Marquinhos by lodging a £60m bid for the PSG star. Spanish newspaper Sport claim Jose Mourinho’s side have made an offer of €69.4million to bring the defender to the Premier League – a deal which would break the world-record fee ever spent on a defender if the deal were to go through. The current record actually belongs to PSG, who spent £50million to bring Marquinhos’ Brazil team-mate David Luiz to the club from Chelsea back in 2014. United are vying with Barcelona and Real Madrid to sign the versatile Brazilian star, who can operate either at the centre of defence in a flat four, as part of a three-man defensive unit, or as a right-back. Sport believes PSG are keen to keep hold of the defender, but United’s desire to spend huge money on luring him to Old Trafford means they will likely be swayed into the sale. Marquinhos, who has 17 caps for his country, joined PSG in a €31.4million deal from Roma i…