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Neymar Shines While Transfer Rumors Swirl as Barcelona Beats Juventus at ICC

If Neymar has played his last game for Barcelona, he certainly went out in style.

Amid persistent rumors linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, per BBC Sports' Saj Chowdhury, the Brazilian superstar put on a show Saturday evening at MetLife Stadium, scoring two goals for Barcelona in the first half and leading his current club to a 2-1 win over Juventus in the International Champions Cup.

Giorgio Chiellini scored Juventus' lone goal in the second half.

The game turned in the 14th...

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Tottenham Beats Short-Handed PSG Behind 2 Late Goals in 2017 ICC Match

Paris Saint-Germain spent the entirety of the second half against Tottenham Hotspur Saturday playing with 10 men. Eventually, the disadvantage took its toll.

Toby Alderweireld broke a 2-2 deadlock in the 82nd minute with a strike from outside of the box, while Harry Kane buried a penalty minutes later to hand Spurs a 4-2 victory at Camping World Stadium. The Parisians found themselves down a man in the contest after goalkeeper Kevin Trapp was sent off on a red card for a handball outside of...

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Clint Dempsey Ties Landon Donovan's Record for Most Goals in USA History

Clint Dempsey tied Landon Donovan's United States men's national team goal-scoring record Saturday night with a free kick in the 82nd minute that handed his side a 2-0 Gold Cup semifinal win over Costa Rica.

The goal, which was captured by Fox Soccer on Twitter, was Dempsey's 57th in a United States uniform. 

Dempsey entered Saturday's semifinal as a substitute in the 66th minute, and his arrival immediately woke up a side that lacked killer instinct in the attacking third. 

In addition...

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Inter vs. Lyon: 2017 ICC Time, TV Schedule and Live Stream

Inter Milan will face Lyon at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre in Nanjing, China, on Monday as part of the 2017 International Champions Cup pre-season tournament. Both sides have undergone key changes this summer, with Lyon in particular with a different look after offloading two key stars in the transfer market.

Changes for the Nerazzurri mean Luciano Spalletti taking over as manager. The former AS Roma boss saw his new side draw last time out and will be anxious to continue...

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Manchester United Transfer News: David De Gea Latest, Marco Verratti Rumours

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has stated goalkeeper David De Gea will "100 per cent" remain at Old Trafford this summer.

Speaking ahead of Sunday's showdown with Real Madrid, who have been consistently linked with the stopper over the past few years, the coach was asked just how secure De Gea's future was. Per Jamie Jackson of the Guardian, Mourinho offered an emphatic answer.

"I can guarantee that he's not going this season, that I can, and my feeling is it will be very difficult...

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Liverpool Transfer News: Philippe Coutinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Rumours

Barcelona will make a second bid for Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, worth around £80 million.

That's according to Darren Lewis and Neil Moxley of the Sunday Mirror, who note the Blaugrana have already seen the Reds turn down an offer of £72 million for the midfielder. However, it appears the Merseyside club and manager Jurgen Klopp are reluctant to sell the Brazilian.

"Klopp held talks with Coutinho at the Reds team hotel, the Ritz Carlton, last night after the 2-1 win over Leicester...

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Barcelona Transfer News: Ernesto Valverde on Neymar Rumours; Paulo Dybala Latest

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has made it clear the club wants to keep Neymar amid rumours of a world-record offer from Paris Saint-Germain.

According to Julien Laurens of the Guardian, the Ligue 1 side are growing confident that they can complete a remarkable £199 million deal for the Brazilian. When asked about the player after his excellent performance in the 2-1 win over Juventus on Saturday, Valverde reiterated his desire to keep him.

"Barca are not going to go without Neymar," he...

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Arsenal Transfer News: Alexis Sanchez Rumours, Latest on Olivier Giroud

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is asking for a weekly salary of £500,000 from Paris Saint-Germain ahead of a possible transfer.

That's according to Simon Mullock of the Sunday Mirror, who stated those demands are keeping Manchester City in the hunt for the Chilean's signature. Sanchez has under a year to run on his contract, although Arsenal have been insistent he is not for sale.

The Gunners would also be unwilling to sell Sanchez to a Premier League rival in City, although according to...

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Chelsea Transfer News: Antonio Conte on Diego Costa, Latest Richarlison Rumours

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has insisted a decision was made in January that Diego Costa would be leaving the club this summer.

Costa has not been part of the Blues' pre-season preparations and is poised to depart Stamford Bridge after three successful campaigns. Speaking about the player's situation, Conte made it clear the writing has been on the wall for the striker for a while.

"I want to tell one thing to clarify the situation because in January the situation was very clear for the...

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Power Ranking Lionel Messi's Best TV Ads

He's recognised for his blinding footwork, relentless goalscoring and incredible consistency, and all those traits combine to make Barcelona's Lionel Messi one of the most well-known faces on the planet—not just in the world of football but to everyone.

Naturally, as an aside to his huge and richly deserved contracts at the Camp Nou, it makes him a marketable brand of his own, leaving other companies and organisations eager to work with him to promote their own products.

Messi isn't the...

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Neymar, PSG Reportedly Reach Verbal Agreement on 6-Year Contract

Barcelona forward Neymar has reportedly agreed terms with Paris Saint-Germain over a six-year contract.

According to Carlos Carpio of Marca, Neymar's father recently met with PSG sporting director Antero Henrique and board member Sophie Jordan to finalise the transfer.

Carpio suggested the deal will go through when PSG "deposit the €222 million of [Neymar's] termination clause, which it appears will be done via the personal sponsorship of Qatar."

Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol provided...

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Real Madrid Transfer News: Gareth Bale Latest, Malang Sarr Rumours

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed the club has ended its interest in Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale.

The Welshman joined Los Blancos in 2013 and, despite enjoying plenty of success at the Santiago Bernabeu, has been frequently linked with a move back to the Premier League. Mourinho hinted United did consider a move for Bale, although said it was tough to see Madrid agreeing to do a deal.

"The same [as Cristiano Ronaldo]," Mourinho said, per Mark Ogden of ESPN.co.uk. "You...

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PSG Transfer News: Alexis Sanchez Contract Reportedly Agreed, Latest Rumours

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has agreed to a four-year, £275,000-per-week contract with Paris Saint-Germain, who will now try to convince the Gunners to cash in on the winger.

That's according to Le Parisien (h/t Metro), which reported PSG are confident they can land their man, with an offer of £36 million set to come Arsenal's way.

Goal previously reported the Chilean traveled to Paris on Friday to discuss terms (via B/R Football), so the timing of the news makes sense:

Arsenal and...

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Report: Cristiano Ronaldo Told Neymar to Reject PSG, Wait for Manchester United

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly told Barcelona star Neymar not to leave his current club for Paris Saint-Germain, saying he should consider Manchester United if he really wants to leave the La Liga giants.

According to Catalan outlet Diario Gol (h/t The Sun's Duncan Wright), Ronaldo in a series of WhatsApp messages warned his rival that a move to Ligue 1 would be a step back.

The transfer saga surrounding the Brazil international has exploded in the last week, with numerous...

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Danilo Completes Manchester City Transfer from Real Madrid on 5-Year Contract

Manchester City officially completed the capture of Real Madrid right-back Danilo on Sunday, with the club announcing the signing via its official Twitter account: 

BBC Sport's Simon Stone detailed how the Brazilian has moved to the Etihad Stadium in a deal costing £26.5 million. The former FC Porto man has signed a five-year contract, per the report.

Despite interest from other clubs, Danilo revealed the one factor that made him choose City, per Stone: "There was interest from other...

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Arsenal Transfer News: Laurent Koscielny Comments, Lucas Perez Rumours

Laurent Koscielny has said he will not leave Arsenal after proclaiming he is happy with life under coach Arsene Wenger.

According to James Benge of the London Evening Standard, the centre-back, who has previously been linked with Bayern Munich, has declared his allegiance to the Gunners coach:

"When I first got here, I didn't think about how long I would stay at this club—but now I am starting my eighth season so I am very happy with this. I am happy in my life every day, not just the...

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Barcelona Transfer News: Neymar Tipped to Stay, Latest Rumours

Neymar has been tipped to stay at Barcelona this summer amid rumours he could sign for Paris Saint-Germain. Defender Marlon Santos and midfielder Sergi Samper have both predicted the Brazilian forward will remain at the Camp Nou.

The pair were quoted after Neymar scored to help beat Juventus 2-1 in a friendly in New Jersey on Saturday. Marlon said, per Spanish publication Sport (h/t FourFourTwo): "For me, Neymar is one of the best players in the world. I haven't spoken with him but I hope...

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Manchester United Transfer News: Luciano Spalletti Discusses Ivan Perisic Rumors

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has responded to ongoing speculation linking Ivan Perisic with Manchester United, telling reporters to talk to him about the Red Devils' supposed interest and reminding the Croatia international he has to respect his current contract.

As reported by Tuttomercatoweb.com (h/t Metro's Louis Sealey), Perisic has been linked with United throughout the summer, with reports stating manager Jose Mourinho has marked the winger as one of his top targets.

Talk of...

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Chelsea Transfer News: Antonio Candreva's Agent Responds to Rumours

The agent of Inter Milan winger Antonio Candreva has said a move to Chelsea could happen for the Italy international, although the player himself highlighted he's yet to hear from the Blues.

As reported by FCInter1908 (h/t Daily Express' James Cambridge), Candreva has emerged as a target for the Premier League champions, as they continue their search for wide help. Federico Pastorello, his representative, refused to close the book on a move when pressed.  

"Antonio is very calm at the...

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Manchester City Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Kylian Mbappe, Alexis Sanchez

Manchester City are ready to switch their attentions to AS Monaco's Kylian Mbappe if Alexis Sanchez decides to move to Paris Saint-Germain from Arsenal.

Sam Lee of Goal reported manager Pep Guardiola will make a concerted effort to bring Mbappe to the Premier League after believing Sanchez would arrive at the Etihad Stadium. The Chile international is reportedly considering an offer to move to the French capital and turn his back on a potential deal with City.

Guardiola requires a superstar...

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