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  • Bayern boss says rejected 'very high' Mueller offer

    Bayern boss says rejected 'very high' Mueller offer

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    Bayern boss says rejected 'very high' Mueller offer

    (Reuters) - Bayern Munich rejected a "very high" offer for versatile attacking midfielder Thomas Mueller this summer, president of the German club Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said. The 25-year-old Mueller, who worked with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal during his time in charge of Bundesliga champions Bayern, was heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils throughout the summer. United's last offer for the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot winner was thought to be in excess of 70 million …

  • Debuchy mulled Arsenal exit after losing place to Bellerin

    Debuchy mulled Arsenal exit after losing place to Bellerin

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    Debuchy mulled Arsenal exit after losing place to Bellerin

    Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has said he considered leaving the Gunners after losing his place in their starting line-up to Spaniard Hector Bellerin, French sports daily L'Equipe reported. Arsene Wenger signed the France international for a reported 12 million pounds ($18.3 million) last season as a replacement for Bacary Sagna, who moved to Manchester City. "It is difficult," Debuchy told L'Equipe. …

  • United's 'lack of experience' wrecked De Gea deal - Perez

    United's 'lack of experience' wrecked De Gea deal - Perez

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    United's 'lack of experience' wrecked De Gea deal - Perez

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has blamed Manchester United's "lack of negotiating experience" for the failure of goalkeeper David De Gea's move to the Spanish capital on Monday. The deal, which included Real's Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas moving to United, broke down in surreal circumstances when the completed paperwork was not filed with the Spanish league (La Liga) until just after the midnight deadline. Real and United blamed each other for the snafu and Perez added more fuel to …

  • Villas-Boas' Zenit future uncertain after six-match ban

    Villas-Boas' Zenit future uncertain after six-match ban

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    Villas-Boas' Zenit future uncertain after six-match ban

    Andre Villas-Boas' future as manager of Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg appeared to hang in the balance on Friday after he was handed a six-match ban. On Thursday, the Russia Football Union (RFU) disciplinary panel banned the former Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham coach for six matches for pushing the reserve referee during Zenit's league game with newly-promoted promoted Samara, which Zenit lost 3-1. Villas-Boas refused to comment on the decision but the head of the disciplinary panel, …

  • Pedro denies rejecting Man Utd offer to avoid Van Gaal

    Pedro denies rejecting Man Utd offer to avoid Van Gaal

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    Pedro denies rejecting Man Utd offer to avoid Van Gaal

    Chelsea summer recruit Pedro has dismissed reports that he refused a move to Manchester United because he was averse to working under coach Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford. The former Barcelona winger said while United dragged their heels over his transfer, Chelsea were more decisive and the prospect of living in London also influenced his decision. Pedro admitted he did not like the way Van Gaal treated his compatriot Victor Valdes, who has been reportedly training alone and stripped off a …