Chelsea make a €9.6m offer for Botafogo defender Doria [Lancenet] {with video evidence}

The Brazilian Press have today been reporting that Chelsea have bid €9.6m for Botafogo central defender Doria. If the move goes ahead, Doria would join fellow countrymen David Luiz, Oscar, Ramires, Lucas Piazon and Wallace at Stamford Bridge. Lancenet report that Botafogo have until Friday night to respond to the offer for their highly rated 18 year […]

Video Analysis: How Pep Guardiola is implementing a 4-1-4-1 system at Bayern Munich

Credit to Vimeo user ‘CounterPressing’ for putting together an excellent video showing how Pep Guardiola is implementing a 4-1-4-1 system at Bayern Munich. The video uses footage from Bayern’s 2-0 win over Barcelona in a pre-season friendly this week to illustrate Bayern’s tactical development. Against Barcelona, Arjen Robben was used as the single forward leading the […]

€120m Bale tells Spurs to keep your word & negotiate with Real Madrid [Marca & AS]

According to Spanish paper Marca, Tottenham superstar Gareth Bale wants to leave White Hart Lane and head to Real Madrid. For the umpteenth time this summer, Marca have splashed Bale’s face on their Friday front page, while today’s headline roars: “Keep your promise and negotiate with Madrid” Inside the article, Marca deliver the following supposed […]

Napoli close to signing Marco Veratti for €20m from PSG [GdS & CdS]

Marco Veratti, aka the next Andrea Pirlo, could be set to walk out of PSG to join Rafa Benitez’s ever more impressive looking Napoli side in the near future. Veratti, a tough-tackling ball-playing central midfielder who starred during PSG’s 2012-13 Ligue 1 winning season and then continued his excellent form at the U21 European Champions […]

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