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Transfer Balls Full House: Marco Reus Joins Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool And Man City

TRANSFER Balls: A regular look at rumour and speculation being passed off as fact in the media. So, is Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus heading to the Premier League? As ever, the media contest is to link every top player with every top English club.

 Daily Mirror, December 26, 2013:

Manchester United target Marco Reus will cost £40m… Midfielder Reus had a £29.4m buy-out clause in his contract at Borussia Dortmund. But it is understood the situation has changed since Bayern Munich activated a similar clause to snatch Mario Gotze last summer.

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Posted: 26th, July 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Sami Khedira Signed For Arsenal On Deadline Day

TRANSFER Balls: A regular look at rumour and utter balls being passed off as breaking football news in the media. Today we look at news on Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira.

The Metro, July 24:

Sami Khedira is still hopeful of sealing a move to Arsenal this summer despite suggestions that the Gunners have given up trying to sign him.

The Metro does not say how it knows Khedira is hopeful, only that he is. The paper’s ability to read minds is famed.

But over in the Express, the German’s hopes of playing for the Gunners turn to disappointment:

Arsene Wenger is ready to abandon his pursuit of Sami Khedira, Morgan Schneiderlin and Lars Bender. The Arsenal boss is considering deploying Jack Wilshere in a midfield holding role next season.

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Posted: 25th, July 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Chelsea Want Miranda But Mourinho Doesn’t

TRANSFER Balls: Who is heading to Chelsea?

Today the Daily Star has an “EXCLUSIVE”.

 

 

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CHELSEA are in talks over a £20m bid for Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda…

…sources close to the player insist he would be interested in joining Chelsea.

Number of sources named: nil.

Number of links in story to sources: nil.

In other news, Sky Sports reports, also today:

 

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Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea have completed their transfer business for the summer…”I have to say my club did a fantastic job, and not just because of what we bought, but because we did it in almost record time. The transfer market closes 31 August and we close our market on July 19. We finished the market today.”

The Golden Turd has yet to be awarded for the most fanciful transfer story, but the Star is straining to win it…

Previously: Manchester United bought Toni Kroos in the Daily Star.

 

Posted: 19th, July 2014 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Sami Khedira Agrees Arsenal Move Without His Agent Knowing

TRANSFER Balls: What news in the mainstream media of Real Madrid’s German midfielder Sami Khedira? Let’s look at the Daily Express’ reporting on the player’s move to Arsenal.

Daily Express, June 16 – and Khedira is a Gunner:

 

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Posted: 17th, July 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Sami Khedira Wants Arsenal And £6m More To Play for Manchester United

TRANSFER Balls: Is Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira heading from Real Madrid to Arsenal?

The Daily Star manages to link the player with four of the biggest English clubs:

Liverpool and Man United join Arsenal and Chelsea in four-way £24m fight for Sami Khedira

Jack Wilson is in full Balls mode:

Both Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with moves for the 27-year-old Real Madrid midfielder.

Linked by whom? Jack doesn’t say. Instead he just speculates to deadline:

But their attempts to sign him could be hit by their Premier League rivals… Manchester United were after Khedira last summer and ready to try and snap him up again. Liverpool could also reportedly move for the German.

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Posted: 12th, July 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Paul Pogba Hates Arsenal, Loves Chelsea And Thinks Mourinho Should Be Sacked

TRANSFER Balls salutes the work of the Daily Star which conjures utter balls and turns it into news. This week, the Star announces:

Ex-Manchester United star Paul Pogba wants to join Chelsea

That’s the Manchester United “star” who made seven appearances for United, all as a substitute. So. Having stretched the language, we wonder about the root of the Star’s scoop. Reading on we learn:

JUVENTUS and France midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that he wants to join Chelsea.

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Posted: 23rd, June 2014 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United’s Manchester United To Join Chelsea

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TRANSFER Balls hails the work of James Dickenson, who writes in the Express:

Toni Kroos puts Man Utd and Chelsea on ALERT with future still undecided

That’s the same Toni Kross the Express said has already joined United and presented as fact by the Manchester Evening News (“Kroos deal done”) and the Daily Mirror (“United have agreed deal in principle with Bayern for midfielder Toni Kroos”).

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Posted: 19th, June 2014 | In: Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea Balls: ‘Arsenal Fan’ Cesc Fabregas Discovers That Everyone Hates Him

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SO. CESC Fabregas the man with Barcelona “DNA” and Arsenal in his heart has joined Chelsea. Good for him. But no-one really likes him. He is just about the most disloyal player on the market.

Reaction to the move been noisy. It seems that Fabregas can’t do right by anyone (except his bank manager).

The Times says he’s upset Chelsea fans:

Cesc Fàbregas risks Chelsea anger after revealing Arsenal regrets

Cesc Fàbregas risked angering fans of his new club after completing a move to Chelsea for £29.5 million last night when he appeared to regret being denied the chance of a return to Arsenal.

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Posted: 15th, June 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea Balls: Arsenal Fan Fabregas Follows The Money And Signs For Chelsea

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FINALLY! Chelsea have signed Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona. He’s the chap who left Arsenal by telling them: “I will always be an Arsenal fan.” He’s the chap who wanted to follow his heart to Barcelona. Fabregas most likely has one of those two-club hats. That’s how loyal he is.

When he left to Barcelona, Xavi uttered: “He is a football player with Barça DNA.”

Carles Puyol belched: “He is the future of Barcelona… His heart is already in Barcelona, even though we must wait another year for his body to be here.”

Lionel Messi seeped:  “Cesc has a place for Arsenal in his heart, but he has Barcelona in his blood. He will want to win win the biggest prizes in football, and I expect him to do that at Barcelona.”

The bullshit around Cesc is monumental.

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Posted: 12th, June 2014 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Arsenal Woo Fabregas Who Passes Chelsea Medical Twice

TRANSFER Balls with the Daily Fabregas – Anorak’s look at today’s reporting on the Barcelona player.

TalkSport cites the Daily Mirror:

Arsenal are passing up their right of first refusal to buy Fabregas back, as they feel they have greater priorities elsewhere…

That’s TalkSport, the organ that told its readers on June 5:

 

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The Daily Star has other news:

EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United end hunt for ex-Arsenal man Cesc Fabregas

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Posted: 12th, June 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Fabregas Goes Full House Hunting In Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool And Manchester

FOR some days Anorak has been bringing you the Daily Farbregas, an offshoot of our Transfer Balls (TB) round-ups. The aim in in TB is for all the mainstream Press to link the top players with each of the top English clubs. Facts matters not. If a source says Fabregas is off to Manchester City, the story gets written.

Guillem Balague has picked up the Balls that Fabregas is set to play for Chelsea, (for whom one paper says he’s already signed Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United and tweets:

 

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Posted: 11th, June 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Luke Shaw Wants £30m Chelsea Move After Promising To Join Manchester United

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TRANSFER Balls: a look at  Luke Shaw, the England and Southampton star:

In January, the Mirror John Cross told readers:

Manchester United transfer target Luke Shaw wants Chelsea move from Southampton even if it’s in the summer…

Shaw, a boyhood Chelsea fan, has set his heart on London rather than Manchester when the time comes to move.

The Express agreed:

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Posted: 11th, June 2014 | In: Chelsea, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Arsenal Want Fabregas For £35m But Cheslea Get Him For Much Less

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TRANSFER Balls: It’s the Daily Fabregas, a round-up of expert views in the media.

The Daily Express says that Cesc is not yet a Blues player because  – get his – billionaire sugar daddy Roman Abromaovich is worried about a £1million:

Chelsea’s move for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas is being held up because Roman Abramovich doesn’t want to see any of the fee go to Premier League rivals Arsenal.

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Posted: 11th, June 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Hazard Quits Chelsea In Private But Commits To Them In Public

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TRANSFER Balls: Today the Press is full of news that Eden Hazard is not leaving Chelsea. It’s a no-news omniscoop.

The Manchester Evening News says Manchester United and Manchester City’s “hopes” of signing Hazard have been “dashed”. Indeed, as the Express notes:

Eden Hazard will snub PSG’s advances to sign a new deal at Chelsea.

The Mirror says there is not a chance Hazard will “100%” be staying at Chelsea.

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Posted: 10th, June 2014 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Messi Heads To Chelsea As Arsenal Man Fabregas Spins In Manchester United’s Revolting Door

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TRANSFER Balls – with the Daily Fabregas.

The summer’s story so far: Fabregas has  joined Chelsea (Daily Star) for £30m (Express) in a “done deal” (TalkSport); Chelsea don’t really want him (Irish Indy); he wants to play for Arsenal who do want him (The Sun); has agreed to join Manchester United (Express), who don’t want him (Mail) ; is wanted by Manchester City, who are “clear favourites” to sign him (Telegraph); but might join Liverpool (Mail).  Oh, and in July 2013, Farbegas joined Manchester United (Daily Express) in a “secret meeting” - so secret no-one told Fabregas who carried on playing for Barcelona.

Now to today’s news:

Daily Star: “Arsenal legend Martin Keown not surprised by Arsene Wenger’s Cesc Fabregas snub”

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Posted: 10th, June 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Arsenal And Barcelona Deal Means Chelsea Miss Out On Fabregas

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TRANSFER Balls – in association with the Daily Fabregas, a look at reporting on the Barcelona player.

The Daily Telegraph says Chelsea aren’t all that keen on giving Arsenal money:

Arsenal could miss out on Cesc Fabregas payment in Chelsea transfer deal with Barcelona

They could?

Jose Mourinho’s team would prefer not to pay their Premier League rivals a percentage of any fee should they agree to sign the Spanish midfielder

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Posted: 9th, June 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United Balls: Mourinho Puts In A Better tackle at Old Trafford Than Smalling And Jones Ever Have

AT the Soccer Aid pro-am charity match, Chelsea manger Jose Mourinho makes his move:

 

 

@PL_Jokes quips: “Jose Mourinho putting in a better tackle at Old Trafford than Smalling and Jones ever have!! ”

 

 

Posted: 8th, June 2014 | In: Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Eliaquim Mangala Heads To Manchester United Because He Likes London

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TRANSFER Balls. A look at Eliaquim Mangala, the £35m-rated Porto central defender. As ever, the media’s aim is to link every top player with every top English club.

Last summer, the Mirror told us that Mangala was off to Barcelona. And the Star told us that this summer:

BARCELONA want to hijack Porto star Eliaquim Mangala’s proposed move to the Premier League.

The Metro added that Bayern Munich wanted the player.

Today the Guardian tells us that

Eliaquim Mangala would prefer Manchester United to Manchester City.

Oh, and:

Chelsea, Paris Saint-German and Real Madrid also on radar

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Posted: 7th, June 2014 | In: Chelsea, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Fabregas Wants Arsenal Who Want Him To Play For Chelsea

TRANSFER Balls – more news from the Daily Fabreags. Following the Daily Star and TalkSports‘ “exclusive” news that Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas has passed a medical and signed for Chelsea, the Mirror today tells its readers that, er, he hasn’t:

 

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So. Jose Mourinho is “interested” in Fabregas. Well, so too as ManCity, Manchester United, Liverpool and Zenit St Petersburg , according to the Press.

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Posted: 6th, June 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Agent Fabregas Joins Chelsea To Help Arsenal

TRASNFER Balls: The Daily Fabregas.

Th story do far: the Barcelona player has been linked with moves for Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal. It’s a Transfer Balls Royal Flush: all the big clubs covered with not a single fact to support the links.

Now read on…

June 5, 2013, BBC: “Cesc Fabregas: Arsenal not pursuing Barcelona midfielder”

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Posted: 5th, June 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Remy Joins Hulk At Arsenal As Chelsea And Spurs Twiddle Their Thumbs

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TRANSFER Balls: Is Loic Remy still a QPR player?

On May 31, the Daily Star said he’s moved on:

Arsenal agree personal terms with QPR striker Loic Remy

On June 3, the IBTimes, said Remy was still at QPR. He was just part of a list of maybes on their way to the Gunners:

Loic Remy, Antoine Griezmann, Carlos Vela, Mari Mandzukic and Karim Benzema all heavily linked.

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Posted: 5th, June 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Arsenal Hijack Fabregas’ Chelsea Medical With £5m Add On

TRANSFER Balls brings you today’s update from the Daily Fabregas. Today the Sun leads with the news that the Barcelona players is wanted by…Arsenal.

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But was waaaay back on June 1, that the Daily Telegraph stated:

Cesc Fabregas will not return to Arsenal from Barcelona as Arsene Wenger rules out £30m move

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Posted: 5th, June 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Eden Hazard Agrees to Stay At Chelsea If They Give Him His Favourite Number

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TRANSFER Balls: The summer so far with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.

May27, Evening Standard: “Eden Hazard rejects talk of PSG switch”

Eden Hazard today dismissed the possibility of moving to Paris Saint Germain this summer…

He did?

Asked about the link with PSG, he said: “If you got to know me you’d know I’m not someone who is disturbed by it. Every year they say I’m everywhere. It’s part of the job. I focus on the World Cup which is much more important than what is said in the papers.”

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Posted: 4th, June 2014 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United Target Fabregas Signs For Chelsea Who Hate Him

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TRANSFER Balls presents the Daily Fabregas. Is the former Arsenal captain set to leave Barcelona? Let’s se what the experts have been saying in today’s newspapers:

The Daily Star deals only in facts:

Chelsea agree deal with Arsenal and Man United target Cesc Fabregas 

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Posted: 4th, June 2014 | In: Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Frank Lampard Leaves Chelsea But Joins Manchester City Not New York City

TRANSFER Balls: What news of  Chelsea legends Frank Lampard?

On May 31, The Daily Mirror told its readers that Lampard had joined the New York City FC:

 

 

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Posted: 3rd, June 2014 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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