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United Finall Sell De Gea To Real Madrid

degeavnavasHe has been heavily criticized for Manchester United‘s lack of recent transfer activity but Ed Woodward earned his stripes Monday with the David de Gea deal. United have sold de Gea to Real Madrid for £29 million (39.6m) plus goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

The deal makes all parties happy. De Gea and his agent get the big money move they have been agitating for all summer, and Madrid get the goalkeeper they wanted after pushing Iker Casillas out of the door earlier this summer.

Anthony-MartialMonaco striker Anthony Martial has been given permission by the French Football Federation to leave international duty to complete his transfer to Manchester United.

The £36 million deal ‒ which could rise to £58m with bonuses ‒ will see the 19-year-old replace Javier Hernandez after the striker joined Bayer Leverkusen in a £12m move on Sunday.

A statement read: ‘Anthony Martial presented himself on Monday at 11am at the gathering of the French national team at Clairefontaine. He requested the permission of Didier Deschamps to travel to England to sign a contract with Manchester United.

Diego Helps Revs Take Step Closer To Playoffs

The New England Revolution claimed a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night at PPL Park behind a second half goal from Diego Fagundez. With the win, the Revs extended their unbeaten streak to five games, going 4-0-1 since a July 18 win over NYC FC at Gillette Stadium while also snapping an eight-game road winless streak that dated back to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia on April 19.

Premier League Summer Transfers

De-BruyneIt promises to be a record breaking transfer summer in England as Manchester United and Manchester City are both poised to spend close to £200 million to get back into race for the Premier League title again. Arsenal have already signed Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech while Liverpool have done their buying early.

The summer transfer window is open, and you can keep up to date with all the latest activity with transfer page as we approach the start of the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League season.

De-BruyneIn a move that has been rumored for almost of the summer, Manchester City have finally signed Kevin De Bruyne from Wolfsburg for around £54 million.

De Bruyne was voted the best outfield player in the Bundesliga last season, told the Man City website:

“I want to reach the highest level possible as a player and I think the most important thing is that at the end of the season we can be happy and maybe have some titles.

“I think this is the most important for the club, the players and for the fans of course.”

europa-league-drawFormer European Cup winners Ajax and Celtic will meet in the UEFA Europa League group stage following the draw in Monaco on Friday.

Tottenham have been handed a daunting group in the Europa League including a long haul trip to Azerbaijan.Spurs were drawn in Group J with Monaco, Anderlecht and FK Qarabag, who play matches in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku.

Liverpool’s task is also not straightforward with games against Russian side Rubin Kazan, Bordeaux and Swiss club Sion in Group B.

Celtic have the prospect of facing Robin van Persie and Nani’s new side Fenerbahce plus Ajax and Molde from Norway in Group A.

Champions League Draw And Fixtures

UCLDrawThe draw for the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage has been made and Manchester City and Arsenal have drawn with some rather tricky ties, while Manchester United and Chelsea will be counting their blessings after a kind draw.

Manchester United have been drawn in Group B alongside Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven, with Memphis Depay set to return to the club he left this summer. The Red Devils also have Russian outfit CSKA Moscow, whilst German outfit VFL Wolfsburg make up the group. United should be able to get out of this group as winners especially if Wolfsburg sell their star Kevin De Bruyne to Manchester City.

Not a big surprise to see Barcelona‘s Lionel Messi be named the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award on Thursday ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez. This is the second time that Messi has won the award.

Messi, speaking after the UEFA Champions League group stage draw, said:

“We’re a unified squad who worked very hard to achieve the goals we did. I’m very happy and I would like to thank my team-mates – without them I wouldn’t have achieved this.”

Capital One Cup Draw: Arsenal v Spurs

Wembley Stadium Inside Sept 2011The draw for the third round of the Capital One draw has been amde and the headline tie is the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Both sides have had a slow start to the season, and with the tie taking place on either September 22 or September 23 the pressure will really grow up on the losing manager.

The two sides have not faced each other in the competition since Arsenal won 4-1 at Tottenham in a match that went to extra time at the same stage of the competition five years ago.

jovetic-interDisappointing performances by champions Juventus and last season’s runners-up Roma at the weekend, and those results will just intensify the pressure on both clubs when they meet in Rome next Sunday.

Juventus’s bid for a record-equalling fifth scudetto was kept in check by a stunning 1-0 defeat to Udinese on Sunday.

Massimiliano Allegri’s men had dominated throughout a one-sided encounter in Turin but paid the price for a string of missed chances when Frenchman Cyril Thereau was left unmarked to beat Gianluigi Buffon at his far post in the 78th minute. It was Juve’s first reverse at home on the opening day of the season, having suffered a rare opening day defeat in 2010 away to then top flight side Bari.