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'Insulted' Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk hands in transfer request

Virgil van Dijk hit out at his treatment from Southampton as he made public his intention to leave St Mary’s. The 26-year-old said he felt “insulted” by suggestions he had refused to train and has grown frustrated at the Saints turning down approaches from “multiple top clubs” this summer. The Holland defender, who … Premier League Football News

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Northern Ireland looking to cement legacy

Northern Ireland hosts Women’s U-19 EURO (8–20 August 2017) Four berths at 2018 U-20 Women’s World Cup available Tournament can leave lasting legacy on NI women’s game As the dust settles on one major international tournament in the women’s game, another is set to get underway. Just two days after hosts Netherlands savoured UEFA Women’s EURO success, the UEFA Women’s ...

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Jose Mourinho wary of tough task ahead of Man Utd in Super Cup clash

Jose Mourinho is hopeful of winning the UEFA Super Cup despite Manchester United’s absentees, the stifling Skopje heat and Real Madrid’s quality. Two of Europe’s most decorated clubs go toe-to-toe in Macedonia on Tuesday evening in the annual battle of the Champions League and Europa League winners. It offers the ch… Premier League Football News

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Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting joins Stoke on free transfer

Stoke have signed Cameroon international Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, the Premier League club have announced. The winger, 28, pens a three-year contract at the bet365 Stadium, and joins on a free transfer following his release from Bundesliga outfit Schalke earlier in the summer. Choupo-Moting’s arrival at the Potters … Premier League Football News

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Independent report clears 'FA and others' over grievance raised by Eniola Aluko

The Football Association has confirmed an independent investigation found no wrong-doing in respect of a grievance raised by former England striker Eniola Aluko. Aluko made a number of allegations last year which were reportedly directed at England boss Mark Sampson, and the BBC says they concerned claims of “bullying a… England Football News

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho willing to 'fight' for Gareth Bale

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to “fight” for Gareth Bale’s signature if Real Madrid leave the attacker out of the UEFA Super Cup. Skopje plays hosts to the annual clash between the winners of the Europa League and Champions League on Tuesday evening, with both sides looking to kick the campaign off with… Premier League Football News

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Van Dijk hands in transfer request to Southampton

Virgil van Dijk has handed in a transfer request to Southampton. The Dutch defender, 26, who joined the club from Celtic in 2015 and is a long-term transfer target for Liverpool, insists he is acting having had “numerous” discussions during the past six months about his wish to leave. In a statement released by his … Premier League Football News

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England Lionessess could ponder their futures, says former captain Faye White

Former England Women’s captain Faye White believes a handful of familiar faces in the Lionesses set-up will be pondering retirement after Euro 2017. Mark Sampson’s side captured the imagination of the nation with their run to the semi-finals, where they defeated by hosts Holland, but now attention turns to the challenges … England Football News

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UEFA Super Cup: Real Madrid v Man Utd – Talking Points

Manchester United and Real Madrid will be aiming to kick off their seasons with silverware when they go head to head in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. Ahead of the match in Macedonia, we take a look at five talking points. UNITED’S SUSPENSION-HIT DEFENCE One of the main headaches for United boss Jose Mourinh… Premier League Football News

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Giggs expects an improved Pogba to boost Manchester United's title challenge

Ryan Giggs has tipped Paul Pogba to hit the goal trail this season and set up a Manchester United title challenge. Pogba found the net nine times last season after rejoining United in a then world record £89million deal, with five of those in the Premier League. That was a creditable return given the France interna… Premier League Football News

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