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NEYMAR destroys his Brazil team-mates Marcelo and Thiago Silva with an epic dressing room volley.

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The world’s most expensive player was messing around with fellow Paris Saint-Germain star Dani Alves when he unleashed a wicked right-footed shot in the close confines of the changing room.The group had been playing an epic game of headers and volleys over a table.
But Neymar put a stop to it all after being set up by Alves - and look at Marcelo flinch as the ball whizzes past him.Brazil host Ecuador on Friday in the first of two World Cup qualifiers this month.
And Neymar goes into it in fine form given his electric start for PSG following his arrival from Barcelona.
Colombia then welcome manager Tite's side on September 5.
Wantaway Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has been declared fit for Brazil - despite not playing for Jurgen Klopp due to a "back injury".Liverpool have turned down a £118million bid for the forward -
but recent reports claim a £148m transfer has been agreed .
However there is a delay in it being finalised because Klopp wants to find the necessary rep…

Floyd Mayweather makes use of his huge £230m payday by spending a fortune on treating his entourage

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The retired American boxer is believed to have pocketed around a staggering £230million in total after his ten-round bout with
Conor McGregor.That means that Mayweather, who hung up his gloves with a 50-0 unbeaten record, earned a remarkable £23m PER ROUND.
And the 40-year-old spent some of his money by taking his entourage to flash fashion store Gucci and let them pick and choose what they wanted.
Mayweather later took to Instagram to show off a huge receipt showing the fortune he had just spent.
Alongside the image was the caption: “Took 9 of them shoe shopping today.”
Mayweather will never enter the boxing ring again as he ends his illustrious career as one of the all-time greats.
And he believes McGregor should do the same following the Irishman’s defeat.Mayweather believes a younger, hungrier boxer would waste no time in inflicting defeat on the UFC champ.
He told ESPN's Bernardo Osuna: "Conor McGregor is a hell of a fighter and I want to see him continue to stay in the …

Jose Mourinho ready to signing Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez

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Jose Mourinho is keen on signing Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez but he’s yet to convince his Manchester United board. The Red Devils have spent £140million so far this summer but there’s room left in the budget for a wide player.
United had been keen on signing Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan but have been priced out of a move and Mourinho remains determined to sign a fourth player this summer.
Mahrez released a statement at the start of the summer revealing his desire to leave Leicester and the Algerian hasn’t changed his mind since. The former PFA Player of the Year was seen in discussion with Paul Pogba throughout United’s 2-0 win against the Foxes on Saturday and that led to speculation the Algerian was wanted at Old Trafford. Mourinho is a huge fan of the 26-year-old and would like to add him to his squad but the United board are unconvinced, according to French TV station SFR. The Portuguese boss was given £150m to spend in whichever way he pleased last summer. It made for a …

Ian Wright begs Arsene Wenger to quit Arsenal after 4-0 humiliation against Liverpool

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Club legend Wrighty said: “It comes back to his door. We are three games in and are at crisis point.
“Do I think he should go? I’d like him to go because I do not believe now he can motivate the players. It’s for himself and for his own sanity. “It’s an absolute nightmare – where does he go from here? That team has not played for Wenger for years. “Why can’t we get the players to play for us? Wenger carries the can.” On BBC Radio 5 Live last night, Wright also claimed the Gunners should sell contract rebel Alexis Sanchez to rivals Manchester City.
In the wake of their 4-0 defeat to Liverpool, he added: “I’d sell Sanchez. Why? He doesn’t want to be there. “When you go through that list of everything that is going wrong, I’m gutted — it’s just an absolute shambles.”
Former England striker Chris Sutton agreed with Wright's claims about Wenger, 67. He said: "Wenger is to blame - he led everybody a merry dance. He mesmerised supporters like the Pied Piper.
"He was selfish sta…
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Ousmane Dembele insisted he is not feeling under pressure to perform despite joining Barcelona as a club record signing and the second most expensive footballer of all-time.
The 20-year-old winger, signed from Borussia Dortmund for a fee which could rise to €147 million, was presented to over 17 000 fans at the Nou Camp on Monday.
"(I feel) no pressure, no nerves. It's the transfer market going a bit crazy. But I'm here to do my work well on the pitch and help the team," Dembele told reporters. "I don't feel pressure from these numbers, in fact more than pressure it's a pleasure to be here."
Dembele, who shot into the limelight after one season at Rennes and a €15-million move to Dortmund last summer, has been signed by Barcelona following Neymar's departure to Paris St Germain. However, the French international does not think he has been headhunted to fill the Brazilian's boots at Camp Nou.
"There's a big difference between Neymar …

Mayweather wins superfight

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Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage on Saturday to win their money-spinning superfight and clinch his 50th straight victory. Former welterweight boxing champion Mayweather, who had emerged from a two-year retirement to take on the Irish mixed martial arts star, took his time to get going before dominating from the fourth round. The end came with a tired McGregor doubled over on the ropes as Mayweather landed two hard left hooks, prompting referee Robert Byrd to intervene and declare a technical knockout. It was an explosive finale to their much-hyped contest at the T-Mobile Arena which proved surprisingly competitive in the early rounds as McGregor managed to land a string of scoring punches. But once Mayweather began to find his range and McGregor wearied rapidly, there was only going to be one winner. The 40-year-old American scored at will after the fourth round, snapping back McGregor’s head with a series of stinging blows. McGregor somehow survi…

Paul Pogba wins Today

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been named the Europa League Player of the Season for 2016-17.
Pogba was part of the United side that won the Europa League for the first time in the club's history with a 2-0 win over Ajax in May.United colleagues Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were also shortlisted for the award but the 24-year-old came out on top.
The France international, who scored three goals and started each of United's 15 games in the competition, said: "Thank you."I'm really honoured to be the first to win the best player for the UEFA Europa League. Hopefully this season will be as good as last season -- let's see!"
Pogba was selected by a panel composed of the coaches of the 48 clubs involved in last season's competition in addition to 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group.Members of the panel each selected three players, with their first choice receiving five points, their second choice three…

RONALDO WINS UEFA MEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA Men's Player of the Year for a second consecutive season.
The Real Madrid forward saw off competition from Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to claim the award for the third time overall.
Ronaldo struck 25 goals in La Liga last term, and 12 in 13 matches during Real Madrid's Champions League-winning campaign.
Previous winners of the award include Messi and Barca team-mate Andres Iniesta, who claimed the prize in the 2011-12 campaign ahead of the Argentina international in second.Elsewhere, Buffon was named the goalkeeper of the season, Sergio Ramos the top defender, and Luka Modric the best midfielder, while Ronaldo was also named UEFA forward of the year, beating Paulo Dybala and, again, Messi for the award.Women’s Player of the Year went to Lieke Martens of Barcelona, who topped Pernille Harder of Wolfsburg and Dzsenifer Marozsán of Lyon.

Fifa Releases Champion League Draw

Having lost in the semi-finals of the competition last season, the Catalans will be out for revenge this time around in Group D.Barcelona will have the chance to get revenge for last season's Champions league defeat to Juventus as the pair were drawn together in the group phase on Thursday.The Catalans will take on Juve in Group D of the competition, having lost at the semi-final stage in 2016-17.
Greek champions Olympiacos and Sporting Lisbon are also in the group alongside the two giants, after the draw was held in Monaco.Holders Real Madrid also take on familiar opposition in the shape of Dortmund, the pair meeting in Group H in a repeat of last year's draw.Group H will also feature Tottenham, leaving Mauricio Pochettino with a tough challenge to make the knock-out stages against two European heavyweights. Cypriots APOEL complete the line-up.
Chelsea will take on Atletico Madrid, Qarabag and Roma in Group C following the draw, leaving a tough ask to make the last-16.Manches…

Serge Aurier Deal Agreed, to be Completed in the next 72 hours

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TOTTENHAM have agreed a deal with PSG to sign Serge Aurier, it has been claimed.The Gambling Times claim sources close to Spurs believe a deal - worth just short of £25million - will be done before they meet Burnley on Sunday.
That follows the signing of Davinson Sanchez from Ajax, who completed his move yesterday.
It’s reported that the 24-year-old has agreed terms on a five-year deal with Spurs.
He’s set to replace Kyle Walker at the club following his move to Manchester City.
The Ivory Coast international is available to leave PSG following the arrival of Dani Alves from Juventus.Aurier was denied entry into the UK last year and missed PSG’s Champions League clash with Arsenal because he was found guilty of elbowing a police officer a month earlier.
That ban is still in place but Aurier is appealing the charge.
Former Spurs star Darren Anderton believes he could be joined at the club by Ross Barkley.
He said: “I think Ross Barkley will still sign for Tottenham despite other interes…

Floyd Mayweather is having a big-time gambling problem

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Conor McGregor accused Floyd Mayweather of having a "big-time gambling problem" as the two faced off ahead of Saturday's fight in Las Vegas.
The pair were unexpectedly relaxed as they saw each other for the final time before Friday's weigh-in, in contrast to the tense grand arrival on Tuesday and the foul-mouthed exchanges on the earlier press tour.
Mayweather's openness regarding gambling is central to his "Money Mayweather" persona but there remain those within boxing who believe it may lead to an eventual comeback, despite his personal wealth reportedly standing at £266m last year.The 40-year-old has also repeatedly insisted this will be his last fight and that he will retire having surpassed the record of the great Rocky Marciano and moved to 50-0.
McGregor, having been told Mayweather had said he is considering "putting the most I've ever done at the sports book" on another victory, calmly responded: "He needs to let that gamblin…

Messi's Dad Opens Transfer talks with Premier League Club

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Lionel Messi is seriously contemplating quitting Barcelona next summer and his dad has already spoken to Manchester City about making a sensational switch to the Etihad.The Argentine – who is considering his options – is yet to sign a new contract with Barca despite his current deal expiring in 2018, meaning he could leave the club as a free agent and freely talk to potential suitors in January.
Now The Sun claim Jorge Messi, Leo’s father, met with City director of football Txiki Begiristain recently to discuss a potential move to the Premier League.The Argentine is seriously considering his options at Camp Nou after watching in dismay as Neymar was allowed to join PSG after the French giants paid up his £198m buyout clause.
Messi is believed to have his own buyout clause set at £263m, though Barca have astonishingly allowed his contract to run down, meaning he will cost nothing if he moves next summer.City have long been interested in trying to bring Messi to Manchester, wowing the 3…

Danny Drinkwater Deal with Chelsea Almost Done

Chelsea are increasingly confident of signing Leicester City ace Danny Drinkwater and are preparing to raise their bid for the midfielder to £32million.
The Foxes turned down an initial £25m offer from Antonio Conte’s side and value Drinkwater at closer to £40m.The England international is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge and Craig Shakespeare won’t stand in the former Manchester United man’s way should an acceptable offer come in.
Drinkwater signed a long-term deal 18 months ago and Leicester are under no pressure to sell the midfielder.However, they accept the lure of west London is hard to resist and the
Sun claim Chelsea will submit a new £32m bid for Drinkwater this week.
That offer is likely to be accepted by Leicester, who will look to reinvest straight away.It’s likely to be a busy week at Stamford Bridge with Conte determined to sign as many as four new players before the transfer window closes next Thursday.
The Italian boss wants to strengthen in midfield, at full-back, ce…

Anthony Joshua Predicts Win for Floyd Mayweather Over Conor McGregor

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Floyd Mayweather will beat Conor McGregor this weekend, predicts heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua. This weekend’s fight in Las Vegas is arguably the most anticipated bout of the century – and certainly the most since Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao in 2015. The meeting between the undefeated boxing legend and the star of the UFC has caught the imagination, so much so it could become the richest fight in history. With everyone eagerly waiting to see who comes out on top, Joshua has backed Mayweather to emerge victorious for the very simple reason that the American has never tasted defeat. ‘Everyone does [have a chance of winning], that’s what makes sports interesting, that’s why people are watching,’ Joshua exclusively told Metro.co.uk ahead of the launch of Destiny 2.
‘There has to be one winner and one loser but if I was a betting man my money is on Mayweather because he’s never lost! ‘I don’t think he’s about to start now. He’s too experienced.’ Joshua has suggested he hi…

City to Test Arsenal's for Alexis Sanchez's Offer

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Arsene Wenger’s position has been unchanged throughout all of this as he insists the Chilean star will not be sold despite entering the last year of his contract.

Manchester Citywill make one last push forArsenal’sAlexis Sanchezin the last week of the transfer window, as they seek to complete their transfer business with a star signing.
Arsene Wenger’s position has been unchanged throughout all of this as he insists the Chilean star will not be sold despite entering the last year of his contract but, despite that and the fact those close to the 28-year-old say he is increasingly resigned to staying at the Emirates for one more season, City wish to test that resolve with one big offer. Sources close to the Manchester club say that the hierarchy had started the summer confident they could get Sanchez for around £40m due to the fact he was so willing to go there and was coming to the end of his contract, only to quickly realise just how hardline Wenger this time was in his stance that the…

CHELSEA, TOTTENHAM BATTLE FOR £50 MILLION MIDFIELDER, BARCELONA BIDS AGAIN FOR COUTINHO

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Premier League managers now know the strengths of their teams after two games of the new season, but, more importantly, they also know their weaknesses. They also know that they have just nine days to fill those holes with new additions before the Premier League transfer windowcomes to a close on August 31. Premier League champion Chelsea may have shown its grit and mettle at Wembley on Sunday but Antonio Conte is still desperate for new signings. Tottenham, which has only made one signing this summer, is also looking to strengthen Mauricio Pochettino’s team, while Pep Guardiola is looking to add a final polish to his pricey Manchester City squad. Here, Newsweek guides you through all the news and rumors in the Premier League’s transfer market: Tottenham Hotspur is preparing a £20 million (about $26 million) bid for Everton’s 23-year-old midfielder Ross Barkley, but Pochettino’s team faces a battle with Chelsea for the Englishman’s signature, according to the Daily Telegraph. Everton re…

Roberto Plans to Stay at Barcelona amid Manchester United and Chelsea transfer links

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Spain international Sergi Roberto intends to stay at Barcelona despite emerging as a target for Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea.
Roberto played a prominent role for the La Liga giants last term but was said to be considering his future at Camp Nou following Paulinho’s arrival from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.
The 25-year-old has a £36million buy-out clause written into his current contract and Man United and Chelsea have been plotting moves to bring him to England.

However, Roberto insists he is ‘happy’ at Barcelona and wants to become an even more important player for manager Ernesto Valverde this season. Speaking after the 2-0 La Liga win over Real Betis on Sunday, Roberto – who scored the second goal – said: ‘I’m happy, [against Real Madrid in the Super Cup] I was happy on a personal level and I felt comfortable today, too.


‘I played in my favoured midfield position. I started at the Bernabeu and the coach has given me confidence. I’ve scored today and I wan…

Barcelona Hope Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta will sign new contracts

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The Argentinean superstar agreed a deal months ago but hasn't put pen to paper, while Iniesta is still waiting for proper discussions as the club treat him with a remarkable disrespect.
It is now just over four months until Lionel Messi and Andrés Iniesta can begin to discuss Bosman transfers for the summer of 2018. That, in one sentence, highlights Barcelona's incompetence in tying down their best players, the two players who could fairly be described as the heart and soul of this team, to new deals.  Messi will sign, Barca say. They crowed loudly when they came to an agreement over an extension in early July and the plan was that when the Argentina international returned to Catalunya from his homeland in mid-July he would sign that contract until 2021.  But that important final act is yet to take place and there are more than a few nerves beginning to jangle behind the scenes. In a turbulent summer at the Nou Camp, where the directors remain under serious pressure and new bo…

World Cup Game: Wayne Rooney and Nathaniel Chalobah in line for England

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Ex-Three Lions captain Rooney pushing for international recall while Gareth Southgate is closely monitoring form of Watford midfield ace Chalobah
Everton star Rooney was axed by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate last season after losing his way at Manchester United.
But the striker has settled in well since re-joining his boyhood side and his form in pre-season coupled with his displays in the opening four games of the campaign have catapulted him back into the mix for a recall. And the veteran could be joined in the senior squad by Watford midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah as Southgate looks to add more quality to the centre of his side.
Rooney found himself eased out of the international scene by Southgate once he took over as England boss last season. His form had dipped to such an extent at United he was rarely given a first team opportunity by boss Jose Mourinho.
His form had dipped to such an extent at United he was rarely given a first team opportunity by boss Jose Mourinho. Southga…

I Made a Mistake by not Joining Manchester United - Antoine Griezmann

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Antoine Griezmann appears to have dropped a cryptic hint on Twitter that he might be rethinking his decision to snub a move to Manchester United this summer.

The French forward looked destined to move to Old Trafford at the end of last season, with his good friend and compatriot Paul Pogba even suggesting it was a done deal. But Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban meant the club would be unable to sign a replacement for Griezmann had he left, so he opted to remain at the club until January at least.

Now it looks as though Griezmann is regretting that decision, having posted an unhappy emoji sandwiched between the ‘call me’ emoji that denotes his Hotline Bling celebration not long after United had swatted aside Swansea.


While Griezmann is still waiting for Atletico’s Liga campaign to kick off, BFF Pogba has already racked up a couple of goals and assists as United recorded back-to-back 4-0 wins.


Romelu Lukaku – the player United targeted instead of Griezmann – has bagged three goals in those t…

Disallowed goal wasn't offside - Wenger

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Alexandre Lacazette looked to have equalised for Arsenal after Stoke had pulled ahead through Jese Rodriguez but the Frenchman's goal was ruled out.
Arsène Wengerblamed 'stupid mistakes' after hisArsenal side fell to their first defeat of the new Premier League season atStoke City.
A goal from debutant Jesé Rodriguez, lively for the hosts from the off, proved decisive as Mark Hughes picked up his third win in three years over Wenger.
Jesé picked up the ball after Granit Xhaka's ceded possession with a sloppy pass and, following a neat one-two with Saido Berahino, the Paris Saint-Germain loanee beat Petr Cech with a tidy finish.
“It was a very frustrating evening. Not only did we not score the chances we had, but we made stupid mistakes centrally,” Wenger admitted.
“We know in this kind of game it's important not to make a mistake but straight after half-time we were too sluggish on defending and we paid for it. First by losing the ball and then we didn't defen…

British Youth Champions

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DREW Kemp and Leon Flint were confirmed as British Youth Champions in Saturday’s seventh round at Glasgow.
Kemp clinched the 500cc title with victory over Liam Little in Heat 1, whilst Flint – a former 150cc champion – has now secured back-to-back 250cc titles, ensuring he would be uncatchable by winning his third ride.
Both riders will be presented with their trophies after the final round at Leicester next month, with the date set for Sunday September 17 after the meeting was abandoned earlier in the season. This event will feature 500cc and 250cc riders only.

Chelsea Manager Ready to Open Transfer Deal for Another Midfielder

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is reportedly weighing up a move for Grzegorz Krychowiak as he is no longer confident of signing Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City. The Blues are looking to bring in another central-midfield option before the transfer window closes, having been left thin on the ground due to injuries and suspensions. Drinkwater was initially linked with a Stamford Bridge switch last month but, after apparently being quoted a figure of £40m for the Englishman, Conte is unlikely to pursue his interest any further. According to The SunParis Saint-Germain midfielder Krychowiak is now at the top of Chelsea's wishlist as they are fast running out of time to bring in a fresh pair of legs.