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  • Bayern CEO wants more TV cash to end 'transfer tsunami'

    Bayern CEO wants more TV cash to end 'transfer tsunami'

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    Bayern CEO wants more TV cash to end 'transfer tsunami'

    Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Friday called for higher revenues from broadcasting rights for Bundesliga clubs in order to be able to keep up with the spending power of the English Premier League. Rummenigge said while the current rights deal for the Bundesliga brings in a total of about 500 million euros per season, the next deal to be negotiated should ideally top one billion euros. "It would be nice if the DFL (German football league) supported by the Bundesliga could turn the …

  • Real boss says Man Utd "lack of experience" killed De Gea deal

    Real boss says Man Utd "lack of experience" killed De Gea deal

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    Real boss says Man Utd "lack of experience" killed De Gea deal

    David de Gea's transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid broke down at the last minute due to the Premier League club management's "lack of experience", Real president Florentino Perez claimed on Friday. Madrid seemed set to conclude the long-running transfer saga late on Monday's deadline day with a deal worth between 30 million ($33.9 million) and 40 million euros and Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas joining United. …

  • More support for Bale as best-ever Wales player

    More support for Bale as best-ever Wales player

    Reuters
    More support for Bale as best-ever Wales player

    By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - With pundits and supporters taking a first appearance for Wales at the European Championship finals for granted, debate has moved on to whether Gareth Bale is the greatest player ever to represent them. The Real Madrid forward's superb header won Thursday's Group B game in Cyprus and meant he has scored or assisted in eight of the nine goals that have taken his country to within three points of reaching France next summer with three games to play. Although …

  • 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. …