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Manchester United Close on Henrikh Mkhitaryan Deal

According to a report in Germany, Manchester United could very well be closing in on their second signing of the summer transfer window.  The first obviously being Villareal midfielder Eric Bailly. The agent of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mino Raiola, talked once again last week about closing a deal to move his client to Manchester United. Now ESPN FC...
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Bulls GM Gar Forman Shoots Down Jimmy Butler Trade Rumors

NBA Draft night saw incessant Jimmy Butler trade rumors, including some narratives that would potentially reunite the superstar swingman with his former coach Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota. Obviously, it didn’t happen as Butler stayed put, but the Chicago Bulls also took a natural shooting guard, how can also play small forward and point guard with their lottery pick at #14. Yes...
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Southampton’s Sadio Mane Undergoing Liverpool FC Medical

Sadio Mane is a hot topic in both the Liverpool FC and Southampton Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world right now. It appears his move from the south coast club to Anfield is imminent. Via ESPN FC: “Sources tell Press Association Sport the 24-year-old will arrive on Merseyside on Monday to undergo his physical examination and discuss personal terms.” “Providing...
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Ryan Giggs Reportedly set for Crunch Talks with Jose Mourinho

Ryan Giggs remains a big question mark right now at Old Trafford. Reportedly, he’s done proverbially singing “The Clash” to himself, repeating that popular rhetorical refrain “should I stay or should I go?” Giggs’ mind is made up– he wants to meet with new manager Jose Mourinho and initiate his own personal Brexit from Manchester United after his 29 years of service...
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MUFC Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin Reportedly Targeted by Everton

It’s a Sunday in the summer, and thus it’s time to talk transfer business and transfer rumors. Last summer, Manchester United acquired midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton. A year ago United was managed by Louis van Gaal and Saints by Ronald Koeman. This summer, with a couple spins of the coaching carousel, Schneiderlin could be on the move again. Koeman could...
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Manchester United Reportedly Submit Julian Draxler Bid

Reports from England confirm the entry of Manchester United into the competition for Julian Draxler. “The Daily Star Sunday can reveal that talks on Draxler were held in the last week. German sources at Euro 2016 say United’s interest in Draxler is strong.” The report goes on to state that United have bid £30 million emerging German midfielder, but Wolfsburg “have made...
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Manchester United Might Sell Matteo Darmian to Barcelona

Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian, who is a target for Juventus and Barcelona, admitted yesterday that he has not talked to new manager Jose Mourinho about his Old Trafford future. Darmian admitted that Mourinho has not called him while he’s away playing for Italy in the European Championships, and that sends a blatant signal given how the Special One has reportedly...
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Southampton FC Announce Nathan Redmond Signing

Southampton FC announced their first signing of the summer transfer window today, winger Nathan Redmond. The 22 year old comes to Saints from Norwich City, a club he had been with since 2013. Redmond joined the Canaries after coming up through the Birmingham Youth Academy. Redmond made 122 appearances and scored 13 goals during his three year stint with Norwich. Here’s a photo...
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Christian Eriksen’s Agent Exploits Brexit to Create Transfer Fears

Before the Earth shattering voting results got announced yesterday, Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger made his very strong opinions known on the Brexit issue. Then Gunners goalkeeper Petr Cech spoke out Friday, also giving an extremely strong take; as well he should as this is a huge global issue adversely affecting financial markets worldwide. One player’s agent thought he...
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Christian Eriksen Might Leave Tottenham Hotspur Due to Brexit

Before the Earth shattering voting results got announced yesterday, Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger made his very strong opinions known on the Brexit issue. Then Gunners goalkeeper Petr Cech spoke out Friday, also giving an extremely strong take; as well he should as this is a huge global issue adversely affecting financial markets worldwide. Now the Brexit could have a direct...
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Southampton FC Announce First Summer Transfer Window Signing

Southampton FC announced their first signing of the summer transfer window today, winger Nathan Redmond. The 22 year old comes to Saints from Norwich City, a club he had been with since 2013. Redmond joined the Canaries after coming up through the Birmingham Youth Academy. Redmond made 122 appearances and scored 13 goals during his three year stint with Norwich. Here’s a photo...
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Chelsea FC Likely Reshaping their Strike Force this Summer

Here are the latest Chelsea FC transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Stamford Bridge. After all, the nine or ten months that comprise the actual regular season are just a...
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Chelsea Unlikely to Sell Cesar Azpilicueta to Man United

Despite all the Manchester United transfer rumor stories circulating within the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world this summer, they haven’t been linked to many defenders that often. Part of that is due to the fact that they’ve already signed a central defender in Eric Bailly, part of it is due to the media mostly focusing on forward and midfield targets....
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Giant Ice Cream Sprinkle Mosaic of Southampton Capt Steven Davis

Well, here’s something you definitely don’t see everyday! It’s a giant mosaic of Southampton and Northern Ireland Captain Steven Davis. The accomplished midfielder will leading the Northern Irish into the 2016 European Championships knockout round this weekend. They take on Wales in the round of 16 on Saturday. Morelli’s Ice Cream is the company behind the publicity stunt...
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Chelsea FC Attack Likely to Get Major Makeover This Summer

Here are the latest Chelsea FC transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Stamford Bridge. After all, the nine or ten months that comprise the actual regular season are just a...
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James Rodriguez Reportedly Targeted by Man United Again

Here we go again as Manchester United are supposedly once back in for £50 million rated James Rodriguez. Summer 2016, January 2016, summer 2014, all filled with plenty of stories linking James, don’t call him Jay-mes, it’s Hai-Mez” Rodriguez” to Old Trafford. James Rodriguez made a big name for himself in the summer of ’14, parlaying his wonderful World Cup performances...
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Jimmy Butler Trade Rumors Shot Down By Bulls GM Gar Forman

NBA Draft night saw incessant Jimmy Butler trade rumors, including some narratives that would potentially reunite the superstar swingman with his former coach Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota. Obviously, it didn’t happen as Butler stayed put, but the Chicago Bulls also took a natural shooting guard, how can also play small forward and point guard with their lottery pick at #14. Yes...
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2016 NHL Mock Draft Second Round 6-24-16 FINAL

The 2016 NHL Draft is near. Who will go where? Find out with our updated edition of the 2016 NHL Mock Draft. The Toronto Maple Leafs are on the clock. TSB is the only independently owned, mom and pop on the internet with a mock draft for the top four American professional sports leagues. Be sure to check out our 2017 NFL mock draft, 2016 NBA mock draft, 2016 MLB mock draft and...
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Tottenham Hotspur’s Vincent Janssen Bid Rejected

Sifting today through the Tottenham Hotspur news, notes, nuggets, transfer rumors and tidbits circulating in the media world today, the Vincent Janssen narrative truly stands out. There haven’t been a ton of names being mentioned regarding Tottenham’s summer transfer window thus far, but they made one acquisition official yesterday- Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama. Of course...
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Liverpool FC Close to Acquiring Sadio Mane, Reportedly

Sadio Mane is the latest Liverpool FC transfer narrative dominating the Reds Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world right now. This story is a pleasant diversion from all the chaos resulting in the wake of the Brexit and its global economic adverse impact. Kudos to Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech for speaking out about the EU Referendum result though. Getting back to...
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Matteo Darmian Says Gigi Buffon is Better than David de Gea

Manchester United and Italy corner defender Matteo Darmian made comments today that seemingly convey allegiance to country over club; perhaps. Or perhaps the United right back is speaking out of pure objectivity in regards to assessing football talent. Darmian said that he believes his Italy teammate, Gianluigi Buffon, is a better goalkeeper than his United teammate David de Gea...
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Arsene Wenger Targets N’Golo Kante, Having Missed on Jamie Vardy

You knew that the Leicester City Premier League title, the greatest upset in the history of sports, would lead to the English giants targeting their star players. Either the big boys will poach the Foxes brightest stars, or Leicester will have to give them all a big increase in pay grade in order to retain them. We’ve heard about Arsenal triggering Jamie Vardy’s release clause...
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Arsenal FC Keeper Petr Cech Gives Very Strong Take on Brexit Vote

Before the Earth shattering vote yesterday, Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger made his very strong opinions known on the Brexit issue, you can read more on that at this link. Now Gunners goalkeeper Petr Cech has also spoken out, giving an extremely strong take as well. As well he should as this is a huge global issue that’s adversely affecting financial markets worldwide. Here’s...
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Victor Wanyama: Tottenham Hotspur’s First Summer Signing

Southampton’s Victor Wanyama has seen his career take off and his transfer market stock rise in the past couple years. The Kenyan was signed by Mauricio Pochettino, who was managing Saints at the time, in the summer of 2013 from Celtic. He enjoyed a fine debut campaign in the Premier League, leading to rumors in 2014 that Wanyama was ready to leave Southampton after just one...
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How Denzel Valentine Fits in with the Chicago Bulls

Denzel Valentine is the first NBA Draft lottery pick to come out of Michigan State since 2001 (Jason Richardson). The Chicago Bulls selected the AP National Player of the Year and Big Ten Player of the Year with the 14th pick in tonight’s NBA Draft. Bulls GM Gar Forman said at the Bulls practice facility Thursday night that he thought Denzel  “was a fit on so many levels,...
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