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Blow For Manchester United And FC Barcelona As Ilkay Gundogan Extends Borussia Dortmund Contract

German international midfielder Ilkay Gundogan on Wednesday committed himself to Borussia Dortmund until 2017, just months after refusing to sign an extension to his contract, the club announced on its website. The 24-year-old — a member of the Dortmund side that clinched the domestic double in 2012 — had been linked with a move to Manchester United, FC Barcelona, and Bayern Munich, who have prised away several of their big stars in recent years, when he refused to sign an extension beyond 2016 at the end of April. However, according to German media that deal between Bayern and Dortmund fell through over Gundogan’s wage demands. “I am happy that the way has been cleared for me to continue to play for Borussia Dortmund,” said Gundogan on the website. “I am going to immediately concentrate fulltime on getting ready for next season, as in August we want to be primed to go straight on the attack.” Dortmund endured a tough season […] Read more »

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Joe Gomez Reveals Why He Snubbed Arsenal, Dortmund For Liverpool FC Move

Liverpool FC new signing Joe Gomez has revealed that he chose the Merseysiders over other clubs, reported to be Arsenal FC and Borussia Dortmund, due to manager Brendan Rodgers. Liverpool FC beat off competition for Manchester City, Arsenal FC and Borussia Dortmund to secure the highly rated youngster from Charlton for 3.5 million pound as per reports in Liverpool Echo. The England U19 defender, who can play as both a right back or centre back, had been interesting a number of Premier League clubs, with Arsenal FC and Manchester City both linked alongside Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. Joe Gomez has now revealed he opted to join Liverpool because he believes he will get the chance to develop under Brendan Rodgers. “I met him [Rodgers] and that was a defining factor,” he told Liverpool’s official website. “He was positive and has already shown he will give young players an opportunity.” “I thought carefully where would be the best place and give me the […] Read more »

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Bayern Munich To Begin Title Defense At Home To Hamburg As New Bundesliga Schedule Announced

German champions Bayern Munich will begin their defence of the Bundesliga title at home to Hamburg on Friday, August 14, after the fixtures for the 2015/16 season were announced. Pep Guardiola’s side won 8-0 in last season’s corresponding fixture against Hamburg, who needed to beat Karlsruhe in a play-off to avoid being relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time. Before the opening league game, Bayern will face Cup winners Wolfsburg in the Super Cup on August 1. Bayern have romped to the title in each of the last two seasons, but club legend Franz Beckenbauer told Sky Sports: “I can see Bayern winning the title again but it will be more difficult this time. “The opposition have now worked out the way Bayern play and are no longer as frightened when they come up against them.” Thomas Tuchel’s first game in charge of Borussia Dortmund after replacing Jurgen Klopp will be at home against Borussia Moenchengladbach on August 15 […] Read more »

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Manchester United Target Ilkay Gundogan Set To Stay At Borussia Dortmund: Agent

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan may stay at the club under new coach Thomas Tuchel, according to the player’s agent. Ilkay Gundogan to Manchester United has been a summer saga reminiscent of Wesley Sneijder’s move to the club, imminent as per various sources, yet, simply not making any progress. It has now emerged that the player seems to have been resigned to the possibility that his wage demands may scupper any more and he would spend the final year of his contract at Borussia Dortmund before making himself available for free and thereby, in a better position to bargain for higher wages. When asked if staying with Borussia Dortmund was an option, Gundogan’s uncle, who is also the player’s agent, Ilhan Gundogan was quoted saying: “This is clearly an option again. There are several things in favour of Ilkay finding (a way) back to his old level and doing that in a familiar, comfortable environment.” Gundogan had been out of action for […] Read more »

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Arsenal FC: Theirry Henry Urges Arsene Wenger To Sign Top Quality

Former Arsenal FC captain Thierry Henry urges Arsenal Wenger to sign top quality players and believes with the right additions, star man Alexis Sanchez can fire the Gunners to the Barclays Premier League title next season. Arsenal FC to the Liverpool winger. Arsenal FC are on the verge of securing the signature of Petr Cech from Chelsea FC and Theirry Henry believes that the club could go all the way in the title race next season if the right signings are made to play alongside Alexis Sanchez. Manager Arsene Wenger is expected to strengthen the outfiled along with the goalkeeper’s arrivals, with targets such as FC Porto forward Jackson Martinez, Monaco midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, Borussia Dortmund’s Sven Bender and Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin heavily linked with the gunners in recent times. It is, however, the performances of Alexis Sanchez, currently away with Chile on Copa America duty in his homeland that Thierry Henry is look forward to as the biggest title […] Read more »

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Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC In Contact With Borrusia Dortmund Star: Bild

Borussia Dortmund’s German International Midfielder Sven Bender is subject to interest from Premier League sides Arsenal FC, Southampton, and Liverpool FC as he grows increasingly frustrated with his lack of first team chances. German paper Bild report that German international midfielder Sven Bender is looking at the  exit door at Borussia Dortmund after growing increasingly frustrated due to his limited start for the club. The German international has a contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2017 and the 26-year-old is coming off a poor 2014-15 season, where he looked to be but a shell of his old self. Injury sidelined Bender towards the end of the 2013-14 season, and he hasn’t been the same since. He made a total of 32 appearances for Borrusia Dortmund in 2014-15, coming off the bench in almost a third of those occasions and now wants to get his career back on tract with his chances limited at the Dortmund club. Bild report that Bender has had “contact with Arsenal FC, […] Read more »

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Liverpool FC Beat Arsenal FC And Borussia Dortmund To English Wonder kid: Liverpool Echo

Liverpool FC are close to sign Charlton youngster Joe Gomez, with a deal set to be completed early next week as per reports by the Liverpool Echo. Reds beat off competition for Manchester City, Arsenal FC and Borussia Dortmund to secure the highly rated youngster from Charlton. A fee for the England U19 defender is yet to be agreed with Charlton, but discussions are ongoing with final details to be ironed out in the next few days. The deal is reportedly as good as done. The Echo reports that Liverpool FC were hoping to sign Joe Gomez for an initial price of £3.5m, but the transfer is expected to now go through at closer to £6m.The deal will also contain a number of performance-related add-ons. The England U19 defender, who can play as both a right back or centre back, has been interesting a number of Premier League clubs, with Arsenal FC and Manchester City both regularly linked alongside Bundesliga giants Borussia […] Read more »