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  • Real, United blame each other over failed De Gea deal

    Real, United blame each other over failed De Gea deal

    Reuters
    Real, United blame each other over failed De Gea deal

    Real Madrid and Manchester United have blamed each other over the failure to tie up Spain goalkeeper David De Gea's move to the capital before Monday's midnight transfer deadline. The deal, which included Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas moving to the English club, was scuppered when the paperwork did not arrive at the Spanish league in time and the data was not entered into FIFA's Transfer Matching System (TMS) as required. United responded by publishing a statement giving a very different …

  • Real Madrid, Man Utd clash over De Gea deal

    Real Madrid, Man Utd clash over De Gea deal

    AFP News
    Real Madrid, Man Utd clash over De Gea deal

    European giants Real Madrid and Manchester United exchanged recriminations on Tuesday after goalkeeper David de Gea's proposed move to the Spanish club broke down at the 11th hour. Madrid accused United of sending the documents needed to complete the deal after the Spanish deadline had passed, but the English club laid the blame at Madrid's door and said they were "delighted" by the outcome. Madrid seemed set to conclude the long-running transfer saga late on Monday with a deal worth between …

  • Everton move for Funes and Lennon

    Everton move for Funes and Lennon

    AFP News
    Everton move for Funes and Lennon

    Argentine centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori has joined Everton from River Plate for a fee of £9.5 million ($14.6 million, 12.9 million euros), the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. "When I heard about Everton's interest, I didn't think twice," Funes told the Everton website. "My agent told me about this opportunity and Everton did everything to bring me over and I wanted to come. …

  • United-Madrid blame game after De Gea deadline-day debacle

    United-Madrid blame game after De Gea deadline-day debacle

    Associated Press
    United-Madrid blame game after De Gea deadline-day debacle

    MADRID (AP) — The deadline arrived, but the announcement never did. …

  • English giants impose Martial law on Europe

    English giants impose Martial law on Europe

    AFP News
    English giants impose Martial law on Europe

    In betting the house on 19-year-old Monaco forward Anthony Martial, Manchester United have emphasised the English Premier League's standing as the financial ogre of European football. United's decision to gamble a reported £36 million ($55.1 million, 49 million euros) on a player with only 52 league games to his name has sparked incredulity on both sides of the Channel. British tabloid The Sun rechristened the 20-time English champions "MADchester United", while The Times said the deal -- a …