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DDG2Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits that he has a goalkeeping problem on his hands after an unconvincing David de Gea performance against PSG on Wednesday.

De Geal was brilliant against Barcelona at the weekend, but he was equally as bad in Chicago where van Gaal hauled his goalkeeper off at half-time. At fault for PSG’s first goal, De Gea heads towards the start of the season with only 107 minutes of pre-season action behind him and looking decidedly shaky.

United’s player of the year has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for months now and Van Gaal admitted that he has an issue to resolve, saying:

Kaka Helps MLS All-Stars Beat Spurs 201

kaka-mlsOrlando City SC star Kaka scored one goal and set up another as the Major League Soccer All-Stars beat Tottenham 2-1 on Wednesday night.

With the win, the MLS improved to 5-3 in All-Star Games against English Premier League teams. Since the MLS squad began facing European clubs at the All-Star Game in 2005, the North Americans are 7-4, and have won three of the last four games.

But this score flatters the MLS side. Spurs were much the better side and on another night England striker Harry Kane could have scored four.

Ramos Signs New Deal At Real Madrid

ramos-rmIt was exactly as Manchester United feared. Sergio Ramos had no intention of ever leaving Real Madrid and the news that he has signed a new deal that will keep him at the Bernabéu until 2020 confirmed those fears. Ramos used the interest from United, as others have done also, to get more a bigger contract from his current club.

The Ramos deal is expected to be announced next month, but the fact that the story appears on the back page of MARCA confirms that is official.

Mourinho Calls Rafa Benitez Fat

Mourinho12We are not yet into August and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has accused Liverpool and Manchester United of trying to buy the title, of Arsenal of out-spending the Blues, and now he has called Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez fat. What will he be like in mid-season when the pressure is really on?

Mourinho was responding to an interview that Rafa’s wife gave in which she jokingly said that it seems almost fated that Benitez should continue to join clubs in the Portuguese coach’s wake.

Premier League Summer Transfers

sterling-mcfcIt 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.

Montreal Impact Sign Didier Drogba

Drogba-imfcThe Montreal Impact have confirmed the signing of former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. Drogba, who was released by the west London side at the end of the season, will officially join the Canadian club when he receives his Canadian work permit.

Impact President Joey Saputo told the club’s official website: It’s an honour to welcome Didier Drogba to the Impact. From the first conversation I had with him, I felt that he really wanted to play in Montreal.

‘This is one of the biggest days in club history and his arrival to the club will be beneficial in every aspect.

AS Roma 2015/16 Fixtures

Roma-fansTo help with Antonio Conte prepare better for Euro 2016, Serie A has moved their schedule up a few weeks, meaning opening day is less than a month away. Yikes. Despite the early start, Roma’s opening month-and-a-half doesn’t look too bad, apart from their week two encounter with four-time reigning champion Juventus.

We have tickets to all of AS Roma’s games this season both home and away. If you are going to Rome to take in a game, check our the stadium seating chart as well as directions to the Stadio Olimpico

Inter Milan 2015/16 Schedule

curva_InterThe 2015/16 Serie A schedule been released. Inter have a good start to the season with Atalanta at home on 23 August followed by a trip to Carpi the following week. Then comes the international break which is followed immediately by the Milan derby.

Overall it looks like a friendly schedule as Inter avoid back to back to back weeks against the teams they will be competing with for a champions league place.

Theo-Walcott-newJohn Stammers in the Mirror is reporting that Theo Walcott has agreed a new contract at Arsenal and that the Gunners will fficially confirm the new contract in the next two weeks, certainly before the start of the Premier League season when they play West Ham at home.

The 26­-year­-old England international was set to enter the last year of his current deal, but after a summer of talks between the player and his representatives, negotiations ended successfully.

The deal will keep Walcott at the Emirates until 2019 and put his salary in the £100,000 a week bracket and make him one of the club’s highest earners.

ramos2For all his posturing about how much he wanted to join Manchester United, at the end of the day all Sergio Ramos apparently wanted was more money from Real Madrid. And by all accounts he will get it.

According to MARCA, Madrid president Florentino Pérez and club director José Ángel Sánchez met with Ramos and his agent, brother René, in China on Sunday.

The four of them sung Kumbaya after Perez apologized for the all the leaked information and rumours that had come from the club regarding the player and his brother. Pérez reportedly also told his captain that the Spanish giants will not sell him this summer, even if he hands in a transfer request.