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Carlos Tevez's Manchester City teammates offer support, admiration

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport84 hits

Between the homesickness, transfer demands, and Argentina's dismal performance in the Copa America, it hasn't been the best of summers for Manchester City star Carlos Tevez. After his penalty miss cost Argentina a shootout victory over Uruguay in the quarterfinals on Saturday, capping a poor showing from the expectant host nation, Tevez's Manchester City manager and teammates lent support to the...Full Story »

Radamel Falcao signs new Porto contract and ups release clause to 45 million Euros

Posted Friday, July 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport79 hits

Porto striker Radamel Falcao has signed a new four-year deal that will keep him at the Estadio do Dragao until 2015, the club has informed the Portuguese stock market (CMVM).The Colombia international had two years left on his previous contract, which had a release clause of just 30 million Euroes - an acceptable figure for an elite European player.The new contract sees Falcao's release clause i...Full Story »

PSG hires Leonardo as new sporting director

Posted Thursday, July 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

PARIS (AP)—Former Inter Milan coach Leonardo has been hired as sporting director at Paris Saint-Germain in a bid to spur the French club’s ambitions and attract star players. The high-profile move was officially announced after a meeting of the supervisory board on Wednesday and could mean a turnaround in fortunes for PSG. The French club now benefits from the charisma of Leonard...Full Story »

He's not the 'new Lionel Messi', but a very talented boy - why Valencia's signing of Pablo Piatti could be a masterstroke

Posted Friday, July 08, 2011 by Goal.com311 hits

He’s not ‘the new Messi’, but he’s a very talented boy; left-footed and now a full international for Argentina, Pablo Piatti is an explosive forward built in a similar mould to Barcelona’s brilliant forward but he hasn’t quite lived up to the billing just yet. Now, after completing his signing for Valencia this week, he has another chance to prove his abilit...Full Story »

Antonio Valencia nearly fractures his left ankle again

Posted Thursday, July 07, 2011 by theguardian.com99 hits

• Valencia damaged left ankle in Ecuador's draw with Paraguay• Manchester United winger will miss next Copa América match Antonio Valencia, right, was replaced after 45 minutes after injuring his left ankle playing for Ecuador against Paraguay. The Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia came close to a recurrence of the injury that severely disrupted his last season and wi...Full Story »

Valencia agree to buy forward Piatti from Almeria

Posted Wednesday, July 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

MADRID, July 6 (Reuters) - Valencia have agreed to buy relegated Almeria’s Argentine forward Pablo Piatti, the Spanish clubs said on Wednesday. The 22-year-old, who joined Almeria from Argentina’s Estudiantes in 2008, will sign a five-year contract once he has passed a medical, Valencia and Almeria said on their websites “He is a young lad, with a lot of promise who nonethele...Full Story »

Valencia misses practice with ankle injury

Posted Tuesday, July 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport56 hits

SANTA FE, Argentina (AP)—Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia missed practice on Monday with a left ankle injury, and Ecuador coach Reinaldo Rueda suggested he may miss the team’s next match in the Copa America against Venezuela. Valencia left Sunday’s match against Paraguay with the injury. “For now, we can’t count on him,” Ecuador coach Reinaldo Rueda...Full Story »

Report: Barcelona's Sandro Rosell set for Copa America visit to seal deal for Udinese's Alexis Sanchez

Posted Friday, July 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport65 hits

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is reportedly set to confirm the signing of Chile and Udinese star Alexis Sanchez in Argentina, taking advantage of an invitation to the opening ceremony of the Copa America on Friday. Triunfo and La Tercera report that, following Roja coach Claudio Borghi's refusal to let Sanchez leave the national team camp to complete a 40 million euros transfer, the Barca ch...Full Story »

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Davy Arnaud out up to six weeks with sports hernia

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

Sporting Kansas City midfielder and captain Davy Arnaud will undergo sports hernia surgery next Wednesday in Los Angeles, and is expected to miss up to six weeks while recovering. The ten-year MLS veteran has made 15 appearances this season, with 14 of them being starts. He has not scored a goal and has one assist. "I'm a quick healer and will work hard to get back on the field," Arnaud said....Full Story »

Mata may stay - Valencia ace says he could remain at Mestalla

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 by skysports.com99 hits

Mata: Could remain at Valencia Valencia star Juan Mata has insisted that he is not desperate to quit the club. Mata has just helped Spain lift the European Under-21 Championship, and he is being strongly linked with a big-money move away from La Mestalla. Liverpool and Arsenal are both understood to be keen, whilst Real Madrid and Barcelona are also thought to be on top of his situation. But...Full Story »

Agent: FC Porto's Hulk will not leave the club even for 70 million Euros

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport92 hits

ManchesterCity target Hulk will not depart Porto in the summer, not even if an offer of 70 million Euros is tabled, the player's agent has revealed. The Brazilian has been reported as a potential summer signing for City after the Premier League club seem to be losing ground in their pursuit of Udinese's Alexis Sanchez. English sources have suggested Porto are open to offers for Hulk in the exc...Full Story »

Arsene's heartfelt letter to unhappy Gunners supporter

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by The Sun380 hits

ALL IS REVEALED ... Arsene Wenger's letter ARSENE WENGER has opened his heart in a frank and honest letter to a disillusioned Gunners fan.Arsenal's boss took the time and trouble to reply to the supporter, who had written to the club complaining about a lack of big signings.Wenger patiently explains why he refuses to spend money recklessly, highlights the weaknessses that cost the club the Prem...Full Story »

Arsenal must pary Valencia at least £23m for Juan Mata

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by The Sun341 hits

ARSENAL have been told they must cough up at least £23million to land Valencia star Juan Mata.The Gunners were lining up an £18m bid with boss Arsene Wenger seemingly ready to embark on his much-talked about summer spending spree.But the Spanish outfit will hold firm for their most prized asset who signed a new four-year deal in January.A top Valencia source said: "There are specific...Full Story »

Malaga signs winger Joaquin from Valencia

Posted Sunday, June 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport66 hits

MALAGA, Spain (AP)—Malaga says it has signed winger Joaquin Sanchez from Valencia, the club’s latest move on the transfer market ahead of next season. Malaga says the 30-year-old former Spain international will be presented to the media on Monday. According to Spanish reports, he has agreed to a three-year deal and cost his new club ?4 million ($5.7 million).  Valencia's midfi...Full Story »

Report: Arsenal's Samir Nasri ready for talks with Arsene Wenger about his future

Posted Saturday, June 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

Arsenal star Samir Nasri is ready to sit down with Arsene Wenger to discuss his future as he seeks assurances over the club's transfer targets this summer, according to The Telegraph. Arsenal star Samir Nasri is ready to sit down with Arsene Wenger to discuss his future as he seeks assurances over the club's transfer targets this summer, according to The Telegraph. Nasri was one Arsenal’...Full Story »

Malaga signs winger Joaquin from Valencia

Posted Saturday, June 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

MALAGA, Spain (AP)—Malaga says it has signed winger Joaquin Sanchez from Valencia, the club’s latest move on the transfer market ahead of next season. Malaga says the 30-year-old former Spain international will be presented to the media on Monday. According to Spanish reports, he has agreed to a three-year deal and cost his new club ?4 million ($5.7 million). Joaquin joined Valenci...Full Story »

Porto's Falcao begs Andre Villas-Boas: come and get me

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2011 by Dailystar.co.uk255 hits

ABOVE: Falcao is the number one target for Andre Villas-Boas PORTO’S £25m hitman Falcao last night pleaded with new Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas: Take me with you to England. Falcao is the number one target for Andre Villas-Boas as he plans an overhaul of Chelsea. And the Colombian striker opened the way for a move by admitting at the Copa America: “I am leaving things u...Full Story »

FIFA report 'accuses Bin Hammam of bribery'

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport26 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Mohamed bin Hammam tried to bribe officials in his campaign to oust Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, according to a secret report by the organisation's ethics committee obtained by Britain's Press Association. There was "comprehensive, convincing and overwhelming" evidence against Bin Hammam, the head of the Asian Football Confederation, and former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner ...Full Story »

Wolfsburg hit Diego with six-figure fine: report

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport69 hits

BERLIN (AFP) - Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg have hit bad-boy Brazil midfielder Diego with a huge fine of 500,000 euros (720,262 US dollars) for storming out on his side at the end of last season, according to reports. Having been dropped by coach Felix Magath for the final game at Hoffenheim in May, playmaker Diego quit the team hotel and missed his team's 3-1 victory which ensured their Germa...Full Story »

New York Red Bulls GM Erik Soler criticizes MLS officiating after Portland Timbers draw

Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport29 hits

New York Red Bulls general manager Erik Soler released a statement delivering a strong criticism of MLS officials on Monday morning and called for MLS and the USSF to address the quality of officiating in the United States."We have carefully reviewed the film of our match against Portland last night and I can safely say that the level of refereeing was absolutely below the standards of wha...Full Story »

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