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Victor-Valdes-BarcelonaThe David de Gea transfer saga continues to drag on, and as it has, Manchester United have been linked with a host of goalkeepers this summer to replace him like Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris, Jasper Cillesen of Ajax and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.

The one name that everyone overlooks is Victor Valdes and former striker Dwight Yorke believes that the former Barcelona goalkeeper is more than capable over taking over from de Gea.

“Victor Valdes probably thinks he would have a good opportunity.

“He’s got a wealth of experience and has won everything in the game. He will probably be a suitable candidate and fill that gap.”

petr-cech-signs-arsenalArsenal have signed goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee. The 33-year-old Cech moves to the Emirates Stadium on a long-term contract after 11 years at Chelsea.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told the club’s official website:

“Petr Cech is a player that I have admired for a long time and I am very pleased that he has decided to join us. He has proven over many seasons that he is one of the outstanding keepers in the world and he will add great strength to our squad.”

Cech added:

Ramos Tells Madrid He Wants United Move

Sergio RamosAccording to Sky Sports Sergio Ramos has told Real Madrid that he wants to join Manchester United this summer.

United made an opening bid of £28.3 million (€40m) for the Spain international last week which was rejected by Madrid. However, after being informed of the offer, Ramos has made it clear to Madrid that he wants them to negotiate with United and reach a suitable agreement for his transfer to Old Trafford.

The news has reportedly stunned Madrid who viewed Ramos’s flirtation with Manchester United as nothing more than a negotiation tactic for a a new contract offer. That the central defender could actually follow through on his threat to leave has but the Spanish giants in a difficult position.

gerrard-newLiverpool captain Steven Gerrard has finally opened up to the real reason why he shocked Reds fans worldwide last season when he announced he was Liverpool and join the LA Galaxy.

Rumors have persisted that Gerrard’s decision to leave Liverpool was helped and hurried along by Brendan Rodgers but in every interview Gerrard has given since Jan. 7, the Liverpool legend has taken the high road saying:

“It’s time for a new challenge for me … This is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make … I will always love Liverpool,” and so on and so forth.

ramos2The Sergio Ramos story took another twist on Wednesday as the Real Madrid defender and his agent René Ramos met with Real general director José Ángel Sánchez and told him that he wants to leave the Spanish giants this summer.

It has been reported that Manchester United have lodged an opening bid of £35 million for the center half and that the Real Madrid defender has asked his club to consider it.

The opening bid is understood to be independent of David de Gea’s move in the opposite direction but it is clear United will now use their interest in Ramos to come to an agreement over the sale of their goalkeeper.

After completing his move to Liverpool, we compare Roberto Firmino’s league stats from the 2014/15 Bundesliga season with Raheem Sterling

What do you think of the Firmino signing? Are you excited about Liverpool’s signings so far this summer?

With Petr Cech’s move to Arsenal reportedly imminent we found out how the Chelsea veteran matches up against Arsenal goalkeepers Wojciech Szeczesny and David Ospina.

Surprisingly, Ospina’s stats compare very favorably to those of Cech.

Old-Trafford-NewThis story continues to take some interesting turns as it seems that Sergio Ramos will not have any arguments from his family if he decides to leave Real Madrid for Old Trafford this summer, because his father is a Manchester United fan.

Before a Champions League meeting between the two sides in 2013, Ramos revealed his father’s love for English football.

He told the Sunday Times:

‘My dad used to watch a lot of football and he would say to me when I was a kid: “So and so is playing today. You have to watch this player or that player”.

Petr Cech dives to keep out  Bastian Schweinsteiger's penaltyIt looks like Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech’s £11 million switch to Arsenal will be completed this week, with the former Chelsea No.1 signing a three-year deal, worth in the region of £100,000-per-week at the Emirates.

Ironically, Cech’s debut for Arsenal could come against Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on August 2.

The clash could see Cech and Blues skipper John Terry go head-to-head after 11 trophy-laden years together. And Terry believes Cech’s switch across the capital will be worth up to 15 points for Wenger’s side next season.

ramos2According to AS Sport in Spain, Manchester United have offered Real Madrid €30 million and David De Gea for Sergio Ramos, a deal that would value the Real Madrid center back at around €70-75 million. United would also reportedly pay Ramos around £250,000 a week, double what he earns now.

Interestingly, the Spanish papers say that United’s move for Ramos is not a new development. Representatives of the United made contact with René Ramos, the brother and agent of Sergio, to find out what the defender´s situation was. A face-to-face meeting took place in April in a London hotel. There, Manchester United informed René Ramos of their interest in signing the player that played a key role in Madrid lifting La Décim.