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  • Germany out to avenge Poland defeat, says Schweinsteiger

    Germany out to avenge Poland defeat, says Schweinsteiger

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    Germany out to avenge Poland defeat, says Schweinsteiger

    World Cup winners Germany will be looking to make amends for their Euro 2016 qualifying defeat to Poland last year when the two sides meet again in Frankfurt on Friday in order to heave their qualification campaign back on track. The Germans suffered a shock 2-0 loss to their neighbours only three months after winning the World Cup in Brazil last year and Poland currently top the group, a point ahead of Germany. The world champions also play Scotland next week. …

  • De Gea in limbo after surreal transfer deadlock

    De Gea in limbo after surreal transfer deadlock

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    De Gea in limbo after surreal transfer deadlock

    Manchester United's Spain goalkeeper David De Gea was facing an uncertain future on Tuesday after his expected move to Real Madrid was apparently scuppered when the paperwork did not arrive at the Spanish league on time. As the clock ticked towards the midnight deadline on Monday, media reports said Real and United had reached a deal for De Gea to return to La Liga, with Real's Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas going the other way. …

  • Loew backs Schweinsteiger after shaky United start

    Loew backs Schweinsteiger after shaky United start

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    Loew backs Schweinsteiger after shaky United start

    Germany coach Joachim Loew is backing Bastian Schweinsteiger to brush off his shaky start at Manchester United when he captains his country in Friday's key Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland. The world champions host Poland in Frankfurt with Adam Nawalka's visitors top of Group D by a point from Loew's Germany, who then face third-placed Scotland in Glasgow on Monday, in two important qualifiers for Schweinsteiger's side. …

  • Chelsea bid for China's 'Zhangmos' on hold

    Chelsea bid for China's 'Zhangmos' on hold

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    Chelsea bid for China's 'Zhangmos' on hold

    Chelsea's potential move for Guangzhou Evergrande defender Zhang Linpeng has been put on hold after the two sides failed to reach key agreements ahead of the transfer deadline, an official at the Chinese club said. Liu also stressed Guangzhou's "seriousness" about a deal for the 26-year-old right-back, dubbed "Zhangmos" by fans who compare him to Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos. In a letter to Chelsea's CEO which he posted on his Twitter-style weibo account, he revealed a number of sticking points …

  • Hull City's Jelavic joins West Ham on two-year contract

    Hull City's Jelavic joins West Ham on two-year contract

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    Hull City's Jelavic joins West Ham on two-year contract

    REUTERS - West Ham United have signed forward Nikica Jelavic from Championship side Hull City on a two-year contract, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The Hammers did not disclose the financial terms of the deal, which has an option of a additional two years, but British media reports said it would be worth around three million pounds ($4.61 million). The 30-year-old Croatia international scored eight goals in 30 appearances last season for Hull City who were relegated from the Premier …