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    Lionel Messi and Argentina team fly on The Rolling Stones' private jet

    Argentina are expected to provide plenty of entertainment at this summer's World Cup and they were pictured stylishly boarding their flight to Russia on The Rolling Stones' private jet.Lionel Messi was pictured looking relaxed as he aims to lift the one trophy that alludes him in Russia over the next month.The Barcelona superstar sat next to Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero for the flight over and the pair looked to be exchanging a joke or two in their spacious seats. Argentina have stylishly touched down in Russia on The Rolling Stones' private jet Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Romero all ...

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    Neymar and rest of Brazil squad in good spirits ahead of World Cup

    There will be much pressure on Brazil to perform at the World Cup, but Tite's squad seem rather relaxed ahead of the tournament. The Brazil stars, including Paris Saint-Germain winger Neymar, were put through their paces in Austria on Saturday as the World Cup draws ever closer.Brazil take on Austria in a friendly on Sunday as they look to build upon the 3-0 victory that they secured against Croatia last weekend.  Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is continuing to build up his fitness ahead of the World Cup Neymar, along with team-mates Marquinhos and Willian, appeared in good spirits in training Neymar ...

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    Wayne Rooney snapped in Belfast collecting paperwork to play in MLS

    Wayne Rooney has been spotted in Belfast collecting the relevant paperwork required to complete his deal to MLS side DC United.The Everton striker is poised to leave his boyhood club this summer with a move across the Atlantic becoming increasingly likely.Rooney has been in talks with the MLS side for the past month and moved a step closer to a switch by fulfilling some administrative duties in Northern Ireland. Wayne Rooney has been spotted in Belfast collecting the relevant paperwork to move to MLS The 32-year-old visited the US Consulate in Belfast on Friday as part of his visa application ...

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    'I will be ready': Mohamed Salah insists he will be fit for the start of the World Cup

    Mohamed Salah has insisted that he will be fit and ready for the start of Egypt's World Cup campaign next Friday.The Liverpool talisman, who was sidelined with a shoulder injury during the Champions League final against Real Madrid, put his nation at ease when gave the fitness update during a farewell event hosted by Egypt president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.There were fears that the 25-year-old would miss Egypt's first appearance at the tournament in 18 years, after describing the injury he sustained in Kiev as the worst moment of his career. Mohamed Salah (L) meets Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (R) before heading ...

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    Belgium squad pose for picture with country's king of before World Cup

    Belgium are determined to make a major impact at this summer's World Cup, and they have the backing of their own Royal family.Roberto Martinez's squad, including the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Vincent Kompany, posed for a selfie with the country's king, Philippe of Belgium, on Saturday.It comes a day after Manchester City defender Kompany was seen visiting a local school along with West Brom winger Nacer Chadli. Vincent Kompany and the rest of the Belgium squad met Philippe of Belgium on Saturday Belgium centre-back Kompany spoke to King Philippe ahead of this summer's World Cup Chelsea winger ...

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    Man Utd target Milinkovic-Savic insists he'll decide future after the World Cup

    Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic insists he is focused on the World Cup and will decide his future afterwards.Milinkovic-Savic has been heavily linked with a move away from Lazio after they failed to secure Champions League football next season.Jose Mourinho is still searching for another midfielder despite agreeing a fee for Brazil international Fred, with Marouane Fellaini likely to be off this summer. Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been linked with a move to Manchester United However, United may be put off by the Serbia international's fee, with Lazio setting an asking price of £87.5million.With his future uncertain at Lazio, Milinkovic-Savic ...

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    Man City will move for Madrid's Kovacic if Napoli don't lower asking price for Jorginho

    Manchester City will focus on Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic if they fail to make a breakthrough in negotiations for Napoli's Jorginho.Talks between City and Napoli have hit stalemate with the clubs still around £9million apart and the Italians demanding over £60m for the Italy international.Jorghino remains their prime target but City will walk away unless Napoli soften their stance. Man City will target Mateo Kovacic (pictured) if Napoli don't lower asking price for Jorgino To City's advantage, Jorginho has warned he will refuse to sign a new contract at Napoli if they fail to agree terms for his sale.City have had ...

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    Parma's promotion back to Serie A investigated after 'cryptic' text messages

    Having secured a return back to Serie A, Parma are under investigation after text messages were allegedly sent to players of Spezia, whom they beat days later to earn promotion to the top flight.Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport reported on Saturday that the club's final day 2-0 win over Spezia, which confirmed their Serie A return, is being analysed and Spezia's Filippo De Col and Alberto Masi have been questioned over text messages sent between opposition players.Parma won 2-0 thanks to goals from Amato Ciciretti but when it was 1-0, Spezia were awarded a penalty, which ex-Parma striker Alberto Gilardino ...

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    Real Madrid won't want Arsene Wenger says Petit: 'He has a reputation in Spain for losing'

    Emmanuel Petit has suggested Real Madrid will not look at Arsene Wenger to be their next manager because 'he has a reputation for losing', after reports the Frenchman is in contention.Madrid are looking for a new boss following Zinedine Zidane's shock resignation last month just after a third successive Champions League title.But the Spanish giants have seemingly struggled to find a suitable replacement and have been continually linked with the former Arsenal manager, among others. Arsene Wenger 'has a reputation in Spain for losing' says Emmanuel Petit amid Real Madrid link One of Wenger's former players, Petit, has voiced his opinions ...

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    Fulham and Everton eye move for French defender Issa Diop

    Fulham and Everton are among the clubs who have checked on Toulouse defender Issa Diop.The 21-year-old has also been followed by Arsenal, Tottenham, Inter Milan and Barcelona over the past few months.Diop is 6ft 4ins tall, good in the air, adept on the ball and quick. He has been capped at U21 level and is considered a leader at Toulouse where he has helped them to stay in the top flight of French football. Fulham and Everton are interested in signing Toulouse defender Issa Diop (right) Toulouse recognise he is one of their most saleable assets and are willing to ...

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    Stewards stop pitch-invading kids meeting Russia heroes in training

    World Cup fever has gripped Russia with the opening game just five days away.But the stewards weren't playing around when kids tried to join in the national team's training session at the VEB Arena in Moscow.As the Russian side stepped up their preparations for the clash with Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday, a group of youngsters were desperate to meet their heroes. Stewards in Moscow catch a pitch invader as he tries to meet his heroes in training Russia's open training session was interrupted by a group of kids running on to the pitch But stewards were ...

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    Argentina call up Perez to replace Lanzini after West Ham ace's injury

    Argentina have called up Enzo Perez to replace the unfortunate Manuel Lanzini.  The West Ham United forward ruptured his cruciate knee ligament in training on Friday, Argentina confirmed on their official Twitter page. The seriousness of the injury also means Lanzini is likely to miss the opening games of the 2018-19 Premier League season.  Argentina have added Enzo Perez to their 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia Manuel Lanzini's World Cup dreams are over after he suffered a serious knee injury in training The Argentine national team confirmed the unfortunate news for Lanzini on social media ARGENTINA WORLD CUP FIXTURES  June ...

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    Real Madrid 'willing to pay £307m to sign Neymar from PSG this summer'

    Real Madrid are firm up their interest in Neymar and are 'willing to pay £307m to sign him from PSG this summer'. The Brazilian only joined Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona last summer in what was a world record £198million deal.But according to the Sun, Madrid want Neymar to join them this summer and despite his release clause coming in at £44m cheaper from September, the Champions League winners want him out of Paris as soon as possible.  Real Madrid are 'willing to pay £307million to sign Neymar' this summer, according to reports The Paris Saint-Germain forward is currently away preparing with ...

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    Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera to turn down Athletic Bilbao return

    Ander Herrera is ready to turn down the chance to return to Athletic Bilbao.The Manchester United midfielder has one year left on contract and is a target for a number of European sides.The 28-year-old is happy at Old Trafford and wants to stay but knows he faces another fight for a place as United have added Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk and want to bring another midfielder too. Ander Herrera is ready to stay at Manchester United this summer and fight for a first-team spot Herrera will be free to talk to foreign clubs from January and can afford to bide ...

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    Manchester United target Marko Arnautovic refuses to rule out move away from West Ham this summer

    West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic has opened up about his future amid interest from Manchester United, claiming 'whatever happens will happen'.Arnautovic has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford after enjoying a brilliant season for West Ham in the Premier League.Jose Mourinho recently flew to Austria to watch the £40million forward playing in a friendly against Russia ahead of the World Cup, fuelling further talk of a potential move. Marko Arnautovic has attracted interest from Manchester United after a fine season And speaking ahead of Austria's friendly with Brazil on Sunday, Arnautovic admits he is 'happy' at West ...

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