Soccer-Germany out to avenge Poland defeat, says Schweinsteiger

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J 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.

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Soccer-Chelsea sign Senegal international Djilobodji from Nantes

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Chelsea have signed Senegal international defender Papy Djilobodji from Nantes on a four-year contract, according to a statement on the French Ligue 1 side’s website. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but British media reported that the clubs had agreed a fee of about 2.7 million pounds ($4 million) for the 26-year-old. Djilobodji has made 59 top-flight appearances for the French side and scored three goals.

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De Gea’s Madrid move ‘dead’

David de Gea’s move to Real Madrid looks to be off after La Liga told Sky Sports News HQ they did not receive any paperwork from the Spanish club over the transfer.

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A Mad Ending as Soccer Transfer Window Closes in Europe

A goalkeeper swap between Manchester United and Real Madrid was called off after Spanish authorities did not get paperwork by the deadline.. via NYT Sports
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US, Swiss federal prosecutors to give update on FIFA cases

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Federal prosecutors leading investigations of corruption in international football are to hold a joint news conference in FIFA’s home city. The office of Switzerland’s attorney general Michael Lauber says he and U.S. counterpart Loretta Lynch will give updates on their cases on Sept. 14. Lynch is scheduled to visit Zurich for an annual conference of federal prosecutors hosted by Lauber’s office.

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

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Sept 1 (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 League in May. …

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West Ham signs 3 players on final day of transfer window

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West Ham signs 3 players on final day of transfer windowWest Ham was the biggest early mover on the final day of trading in Britain's summer transfer window, taking midfielders Alex Song and Victor Moses on loan and buying Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic on Tuesday. Everton signed Argentine defender Ramiro Funes Mori from River Plate for 9.5 million pounds ($14.5 million) on a five-year deal. Plenty more moves are expected on what is usually a frantic day at activity among Premier League clubs.


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Soccer-United hit the panic button with Martial signing

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J By Ed Osmond LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal promised that there would be no panic signings before the transfer deadline but the recruitment of French forward Anthony Martial appears to be exactly that. Van Gaal has been linked with some of Europe’s leading forwards, including Thomas Mueller, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, but he has turned to 19-year-old Martial to boost his threadbare attacking resources though the deal was yet to be officially confirmed by United or Monaco. Captain Wayne Rooney did not have the faintest idea who Martial was and had to turn to team mate Morgan Schneiderlin to get the low-down when news of United’s reported bid for the 19-year-old Frenchman broke.

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Soccer-Germany’s Ozil nursing knee injury but should be fit

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil is nursing a knee injury but should be fit for their Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland on Friday and Scotland next week, Germany assistant coach Thomas Schneider said on Tuesday. The Arsenal midfielder will not be training with the team on Tuesday and will be treating “a minor knee inflammation” but said he would be back in training on Wednesday.

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McInally: De Gea situation a joke

Alan McInally described David de Gea’s stalled deal to Real Madrid as a joke and he believes it has now put the goalkeeper in a very difficult position at Manchester United.

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