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Essien flies to Munich for groin operation

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien left Athens this morning for Munich ahead of his abdominal and groin (adductor) operation to be conducted by German female surgeon Ulrike Mousavek on Wednesday, can confirm. The 32-year-old ex-Chelsea star is expected back in Athens on Thursday to begin his recovery program.  

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After the likes of Abedi Pele, Samuel Osei Kuffour, Michael Essien, Steven Appiah and other big Ghanaian football prodigies took the world by storm, I thought, with absolute certainty that, Asamoah Gyan was going to be one of Ghana’s biggest football exports, given his extraordinary talent. For a career that …

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Man Utd transfer news: Lloris deal is on, talks over Otamendi

But there is better news for United fans as far as Bastian Schweinsteiger goes, with Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer admitting he could move to Old Trafford before the start of the new season. The 30-year-old World Cup-winning midfielder suggested last month that his future lay with Bayern but the Daily Star carries the comments of Sammer that don't ring with confidence.

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Robin van Persie deal agreed

Fenerbahce have agreed a four-year deal to sign Robin van Persie from Manchester United, according to Sky sources. The Turkish club now hope to officially announce the transfer before the weekend, but there are still some details that need to be finalised and agreed with Van Persie himself. Fenerbahce director …

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Man Utd ‘agree Darmian fee’ with Torino

Manchester United have agreed a fee with Torino for Italy international right-back Matteo Darmian, according to Sky Italia sources. Talks between the clubs have been ongoing and, after rejecting United’s first two bids, Torino have agreed to sell their prized defender for £12.7million (€18m). Darmian is a versatile defender who …

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Chelsea closing on deal for Kennedy

Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal for Fluminense’s teenage attacker Kenedy, according to Sky sources. The 19-year-old will join his Brazilian Under-20 team-mate Nathan at Stamford Bridge after the club completed his transfer from Atletico Paranaense last month. In addition to that pair, Chelsea’s ever-growing Brazilian contingent includes Willian, …

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Wayne Rooney eyes Premier League title

Wayne Rooney believes recruiting the right players this summer can see Manchester United challenge for the Premier League title next season. United have already signed Dutch winger Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven on a four-year deal. They are also interested in bringing Sergio Ramos to England from Real Madrid and …

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Finally, Peter Cech set to join Arsenal

Petr Cech’s move from Chelsea to Arsenal could be completed before this weekend, according to Sky sources. A transfer fee for the Czech Republic international goalkeeper is expected to be agreed by the two Premier League clubs in the next 48 hours. It is understood that Cech has already agreed …

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Neymar’s Red Card Adds to Brazil’s Loss at Copa América

ANTIAGO, Chile — Neymar, the superlative Brazilian soccer star, jumped over a sign barrier last month while celebrating a late Champions League goal and an imminent victory for Barcelona that was watched by tens of millions of viewers. It was a crowning moment of a successful club campaign for Neymar, …

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Fifa World Cup 2026 bidding process delayed

According to the BBC,The bidding process for the 2026 World Cup has been postponed amid allegations around the 2018 and 2022 tournaments. Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke said it was “a nonsense” to begin the process in the current climate. The vote to decide who will host the 2026 World …

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