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Family Ties: Mrs RVP with the news that every Arsenal fan wants to hear

Robin van Persie will be staying at Arsenal – if his wife and mother get their way. It’s the news every Gunner fan wants to hear and there will be in-depth contract talks between the club and their 28-year-old star striker this summer. But as far as Robin’s wife Bouchra is concerned, their family comes first. She said: “We have been in ­London for eight years now. As a family, we love it here. “Robin is captain of Arsenal and, as many people claim, the leader of the Arsenal team. “Arsenal believed in Robin when he was young and when he was considered as a bit of a rebel. “We don’t want to upset things at home either. Our kids, Shaqueel and Dina, go to school here in London. And they are just as happy as we are. “We still expect to sit down after this season is over and have a look at the future. “We have to make some ­decisions at some point. But it is not just about Robin. He also thinks about us, his children and me. “I also love it that everyone at ­Arsenal respects him. At the ­training ground, at the stadium, his teammates, the fans. “Everyone comes up to me all the time to tell me how happy they are with him. “I also see that Robin is really kind to everyone at Arsenal in ­return. As a skipper should be! “A goo sign Gomes permanently from Barcelona last week.“Fantastic, fantastic news for us, I have no doubts about that,” Silva said of Gomes’ capture.“Not just because we sign a fantastic football player but also a fantastic professional, a fantastic lad captain should be ­concerned about the club, about the team, about eWest Ham are interested in signing Fenerbahce captain Hasan Ali Kaldirim.The Hammers have spoken to the player’s agent and the BBC has been told the 29 year old Turkey international Kaldirim is keen on a move to the Premier League.The left-back, who was linked with West Ham in 2017, has a 5m euro (£4.42m) release clause in his contract, which expires in 12 months’ time.verything ­involving Arsenal. Oh, and in the meantime, I have been promoted to ‘skip’s wife’.” Even Van Persie’s mother, Jose, has joined the clamour for him to stay. She said: “Arsenal is a ­beautiful club. They have no debts and Robin is being worshipped there. “I honestly feel that the fans and the people at the club really love him. That is worth so much, too. “When we go to Arsenal and we walk into the stadium with him, it is electrifying. “As a mum, that fills me with pride. It is really fantastic. When Robin’s granddad, my dad, was over at the Emirates for his (91st) birthday and we were taking pictures inside, I heard grown-up people behind me say: ‘We love Robin’. As a mum, I could not wish for a nicer thing.” Van Persie, speaking to lifestyle Magazine ‘Heroes’ in Holland, ­admits his mum is right. “I have got to know everyone at the club. The kit man, the laundryman, everyone really. I know ­everyone by name. I love all that.’’ Wife Bouchra added: “When it was his grandad’s birthday, Robin took the entire family to thedressing room. “His grandad went to sit in ­Robin’s seat in the dressing room and walked through every room of the home team. He loved it.’’ Van Persie added: “My grandad also wanted to walk on the pitch. But as we all know, the grass is almost sacrosanct and nobody can walk on it after a game. Not even your family. “But when our groundsman saw grandad standing on the ­touchline, he said, ‘Robin, YOURgrandad can step onto thecontent_img pitch’. Well, you see, that’s Arsenal.” Van Persie says he will let his family choose after his career is over if they want to live in England or head home to Holland. He ended: “While I am playing, I realise that it will be mainly me who decides where we live. “If my kids want to go back to ­Holland, we will do. But that won’t be for another 10 years, I think. “My kids speak better English than Dutch at this moment. They attend a real English school, not an international school.’’

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No knowing how players will react against Spurs, admits Coyle

Owen Coyle has admitted there is no way of knowing how his Bolton players will react to tomorrow's return to White Hart Lane. News of further improvement in Fabrice Muamba's condition has offered plenty of encouragement. From Coyle's amusing confirmation that Muamba had been well enough to start watching the Sunday morning edition of Match of the Day, only to fall asleep with his team-mates leading 2-0 against Blackburn, to thecontent_img even more uplifting bulletin from the London Chest Hospital that the 23-year-old has been out of bed and eating, today's updates have been totally positive. However, it remains to be seen whether that alone will insulate Bolton's players from the mental problems that could be triggered by visiting the same ground on which Muamba suffered his cardiac arrest nine days ago, and entering the dressing room in which so many were in floods of tears as they feared the worst for their friend and colleague. "Because Fabrice is getting better, that allows us to play the match," said Coyle. "If it was different circumstances, it might be a different conversation. "The great thing is that he is getting better. "We will do our best, as we always try to do. Will it be emotional? Of course. But I can't say how it is going to be until we are physically there." Coyle and chairman Phil Gartside will be part of a small Bolton delegation that intends to visit Muamba tomorrow, the first Wanderers representation since club doctor Jonathan Tobin revealed the midfielder's heart had stopped beating for 78 minutes before medical staff finally managed to get it started. Such visits are crucial, according to the Bolton boss, for the morale within his squad. "Everyone would want to be there but that would be impossible," said Coyle. "Fabrice's recovery is paramount but the players who do go can filter back the news. That will help. "Fabrice is not just a team-mate and a colleague. He is a dear friend to those lads. They want to know he is getting better." To that end, the latest statement on Muamba's health provided a huge lift. "Fabrice Muamba remains in intensive care where his condition is serious but stable," read the statement. "He continues to make encouraging progress in his recovery. "Over the weekend, he has been able to sit out of bed for a short time, watch television and has begun to eat. "However, he will need to continue to be closely monitored by the medical team at The London Chest for some time." That one of those programmes should be Match of the Day proved he is aware of his situation, and the team-mates fighting on in his name. "For all of us who were there on the Saturday, to think he could sit up and watch Match of the Day a week later is remarkable," said Coyle. "I am led to believe he fell asleep when it was 2-0. "I don't know if he still thinks we won 2-0 but it is so great to know that bit-by-bit he is getting better even if he still has a long way to go." The fareports of a deal agreed with Real Madrid over the sale of Luka Jovic.The Serbian has impressed in the Bundesliga and Europa League this season, leading to speculation surrounding his future.Yet nothing has been decided, despite Real Madrid’s interesct a second successive FA Cup semi-final is up for grabs is almost coincidental. Muamba was part of the team demolished 5-0 by Stoke at Wembley last season. However, it is the former England Under-21 captain who will be uppermost in minds if a return trip is secured rather thirror says United are preparing for Paul Pogba’s departure as they close in on a move for Milinkovic-Savic.The Lazio midfielder is believed to be fine-tuning personal terms over a £70m transfer, with his agent flying into the UK to meet with United an thoughts of erasing that debacle. "Over the last few days he has been able to take in more of the goodwill that globally he has been getting from people and the prayers and everything else," Coyle added. "He wanted to thank everybody for that support. "We have to make sure we continue that but he is on his way to recovery. God willing that continues."

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Jose Mourinho took a pay cut to rejoin Chelsea because he ‘loves’ the club

Jose Mourinho has revealed he took a pay cut to return to Chelsea because he loves the club. came back to in the summer after successful spells at Inter Milan and Real Madrid. Mourinho is still the second highest paid manager in world football on £8.37million a year behind only Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich. But he banked over £12m every season in Spain and Italy. And before visiting Arsenal tonight, the Blues boss claimed before other more lucrative and easier jobs. "If I was herson training.The defender is a target for AC Milan.But according to the official Liverpool website, the Champions League winner will return to Melwood for pre-season training next week.The centre-back will join-up with his teammates to begin preparate for me, I wouldn't be here," he said. "Because teams, to be successful immediately, I had a lot of them in my hands. I had Real Madrid. I left them because I wanted to, not because they wanted me to. "I had other clubs in other countries where it would be easier to go and find an 'easy' job immediately. If I was here for financial reasons, I wouldn't be here getting a lot less money than I had at Realcontent_img Madrid, where I had three more years on my contract. "I didn't come here because the job was easy, or because I had a team ready to attack the title, or because I was coming here for the best contract of my life. It's the worst of my last six years. "I'm here because I love the club, I love thTottenham have been offered a deal to re-sign Bale on loan from Real Madrid.Bale left Spurs in 2013 when Real made him the world’s most expensive footballer at the time with an £86million transfer fee.He earns more than £600,000 per week but Real we project. It's a different project. I also love the country in terms of football, but the main reason is I was explained what the club wanted of me, and I liked that."

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Portsmouth sack Guy Whittingham as 2008 FA Cup winners bid to avoid relegation to the Conference

Portsmouth have sacked manager Guy Whittingham after a poor run of form threatened to see them slip out the Football League. The 49-year-old went about har har says in an interview titled ‘My Footballing Firsts” on ‘The Fifth Stand’ app, it was revealed that Kovacic had completed his move from the Spanish club.The post began: “After securing a permanent switch to Stamford Bridge following a successful loas shut down talk of a return to Manchester United.Van der Sar has been linked with the planned technical director’s post at United.But he says: “No, I am focused on my work as general manager at Ajax.“We have done great in Europe last season ais media duties as normal on Monday lunchtime, but was dismissed by chairmain Iain McInnes after a 3pm board meeting. Four defeats in a row have seen Pompey slip to 18th in League Two, and the South Coast club are desperate to reverse the decline. A 2-1 home defeat to Scunthorpe United on Saturday prompted much anger from the fans, who as recontent_imgcently as 2009 were playing European football.

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Transfer news, rumours and gossip from Sunday’s papers

The transfer window may be shut, but managers up and down the country are already plotting for when the next one opens, and we've got all the gossip from all the papers right here. EXCLUSIVE: Bayern look to get Dzeko O'Hara is a man in demand  Royston Drenthe is ready to rub salt in Everton's FA Cup semi-final wounds by joining Liverpool this summer (Sun) Chelsea are ready to spend £15m on Newcastle keeper Tim Krul to replace Petr Cech (Mail) Manchester United will go for Benfica content_imgmidfieldeventus have drawn up plans for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.Fast emerging as the boss of the Bosman market, Juve are in contact with Eriksen about such a deal next summer.The Dane is off contract next June and can commit to a Juve pre-contrr Axel Witsel (Express) United are also weighing up three wingers – Lille's Eden Hazard, Athletic Bilbao's Iker Muniain and Benfica's Nicolas Gaitan (Star) Arsenal are on Clint Dempsey alert after the Fulham hitman ruled out fresh contract talks until summer (Star) Manchester City are ready to splash £16m on Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera (Sun) Spurs want Lyon's Hugo Lloris as Brad Friedel's long-term successor (Metro) Dropped Bolton keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen is going west – to either West Hamindows.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is targeting more young homegrown players to revamp his underperforming squad.British trio Dan James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire have proved to be successful additions so far.And United are planning to follow the or West Brom (Star) Fiorentina keeper Artur Boruc wants to go back to Celtic,(Sunday Mail)

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England defender Phil Jones set to miss Germany clash through injury

will miss England's clash with Germany on Tuesday after being ruled out with a groin problem. The 21-year-old limped out of And after undergoing a scan on Saturday, the FA confirmed he would miss out on the Germany game and would return to for treatment. "Phil Jones has been ruled out of England's final match of 2013 against Germany on Tuesed him to follow Newcastle United’s lead and ban handshakes from the training ground due to the threat of coronavirus, reports BBC Sport.He said: “We take it seriously, we don’t do some things we maybe usually would do, but when the flu is going arouday evening," the statement read. "The Manchester United defender picked up his injury during England's dtmund will listen to offers for Jadon Sancho in January – and have set a price to sell.The Independent says there has been a serious breakdown in the relationship between Sancho and Dortmund in recent weeks after his early substitution against Bayernefeat to Chile on Friday evening, and following a scan today (Saturday) he has returned to his club." Jones lasted 57 minutes before being replaced by Red Devils teammate Chricontent_imgs Smalling in the heart of the Three Lions defence. The former Blackburn Rovers man is the third United player to withdraw from Hodgson's squad Have YOUR say on England's taming by Chile

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Arsenal vs Manchester United among BT Sport’s line-up of televised Premier League fixtures for February

BT Sport have unveiled their batch of fixtures for February as they continue their battle with Sky Sports. of televised football will screen five games during the month, the pick ofe message Class of 92′ graduate and MUTV analyst Ben Thornley has conveyed in an exclusive interview with Tribalfootball.United supporters (and Tribal Football readers) are embroiled in a fierce debate over whether the club should meet Leicester City which is undoubtedly the always mammoth clash between current league leaders Arsenal and Manchester United. The two will do battle on Wednesday February 12 in an evening kick-off at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners seek revenge for their 1-0 defeat earlier this season. Indeed will feature twice in four days, having seen their trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool brought forward to a 12:45pm kick-off on Saturday February 8. Another crunch game which could impact on the race for Champions League places comes later in the month as Roberto Martinez's Everton travel to Stamford Bridge. The Toffees will take on Jose Mourinho's Chelsea on Saturday February 22 in a 12:45pm kick-off. y Blind has been diagnosed with a heart condition after suffering from dizziness during the Champions League game against Valencia on 10 December.The ex-Manchester United player, 29, has missed the last two matches of the year and will not rejoin traWest Ham United v Swansea City, Saturday February 1, 12:45pm Liverpool v Arsenal, Saturday February 8, 12:45pm Cardiff City v content_imgAston Villa, Tuesday February 11, 7:45pm Arsenal v Manchester United, Wednesday February 12, 7:45pm Chelsea v Everton, Saturday February 22, 12:45pm

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England’s World Cup kit is ‘a winner’: The Daily Mirror’s fashion editor gives her verdict on the new strip

and I must say look very fetching in their home and away colours. Here's myhile Romeu felt the side were competing well in the early stages, improvements must be made after conceding.“That reaction has to be better. In the pre-season we haven’t had that, last season wcontent_imge haven’t been very good at coming back from a losing p verdict on each: Home kit The all-white home kit hits the fashion mark. White is the hue of the season and it shows our boys have their fingers on the fashion pulse. The.The 45-year-old Austrian joins manager Ralph Hasenhüttl’s staff, in which he will also work as Opposition Analyst, following two years with Chinese Super League side Beijing Sinobo Guoan and an extensive spell in his homeland with Red Bull Salzburg high v-neck top is smart as well as stylish, and will look great on and off the pitch. I can image the England supporter teaming it with a pair of well pressed jeans. I especially like the shorts – I've noticed they are a slightly slimmer style and sitting just above the knee are very flattering on the leg. Away kit The Three Lions really raise the temperature in their flaming red away strip. Let's just hope they play as hot a they look. Again, teaming the top with white shorts gives the kit a fresh and contemporary feel. Nike claim the kits “focus on the English football history and cultural design”, and to this change strip. Every kid is going to want to been seen in this must have kit, but parents be warned: it comes with a hefty price tag. . England may have not won the cup for nearly 50 years, but they haven't looked as good as this for some time. This fresh new look could be enough to inspire them to bring home the cup.

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‘Arry up and spend: Spurs must buy again or else warns Redknapp

The stakes in the race for Champions League football are high enough as it is. Now there is yet another incentive for Harry Redknapp to steer Tottenham back into Europe’s elite. His bid to stick two fingers up to the FA got off to a good start this week with that 4-1 win at Bolton – Spurs’ first league away win since December 27. Yet Redknapp remains adamant that reaching the Champions League will not be a barometer fo Hazard will take when he arrives from Chelsea.The Sun says Hazard will wear the No 7 shirt when he finally signs for Real Madrid.The Chelsea ace wants his £115million deal wrapped up – as does Bernabeu president Florentino Perez.Even though Hazarr his standing as one of England’s top managers. He said: “If you miss out on the ­Champions League by one point orach ahead of their clash with Inter Milan.The match offers Lazio an opportunity to reign in the leaders.“I hope that on Sunday against Inter we will see Lazio play with the same determination and sporting ferocity that has so far characterised our two points, does it make you a better manager? What can you do? You’re either gocontent_imgod or you’re not good.” Whetever his own future, Redknapp is adamant White Hart Lane chairman Daniel Levy will have to finally open his chequebook if he wants to avoid another nerve-shredding climax to next season. Last summer, Spurs spent just £5million on Scott Parker, while the season before they spent a combined total £11.7m on Rafael van der Vaart and Steven Pienaar. Redknapp, whose team face Aston Villa on Sunday, added: “What have Man City done to get into the top four or maybe win the league? “They have not suddenly developed a youth policy. They have gone out and bought fantastic players, that is what they have done. “We all saw Sergio Aguero on TV and thought, ‘My goodness, look at him play.’ Then you see he is £35m-£40m and then they can buy him. They can go and buy David Silva. “That is the difference. They can buy Yaya Toure. They can play players costing £250,000 a week. “It is a different world, they are entitled to be up there. “At the start of the year, if you looked at it, Arsenal, Man United, Man City are absolute ­certainties, so you are playing for two places really. “Realistically, where are we? Fifth or sixth, maybe? That would be my honest opinion. "I wouldn’t say we have over-achieved if we finish fourth, but we will have done very well.”

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Chelsea’s John Terry slams “unacceptable” Paris Metro racism incident in his programme notes as Blues publish equality video

Chelsea captain John Terry has moved to condemn the racist incident involving Chelsea fans on publcontent_imgic transport in Paris on Tuesday evening. Terry has branded the supporters "unacceptable" in his programme notes for clash with Burnley this afternoon. A group of Chelsea supporters twice pushed a na’s Clasico with Real Madrid on October 26.Dembele saw red in victory over Sevilla.The competition committee have confirmed is Boa Morte is a target for Everton.Record says Boa Morte is in line to become Everton’s new assistant manager.The Portuguese outlet say he could link up with Marco Silva in England after learning his trade around Europe.Silva needs to find a new Nothis Wednesday morning that the Frenchman’s suspension will be for two games, which means he will miss the matches against Eiblack man off the Paris Metro, and chanted racist songs while travelling towards the Parc Des Princes for Tuesday's Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain. was himself at the centre of a racism storm in November 2011, when he was alleged to have racially abused Anton Ferdinand – a charge he was later cleared of. Terry has stated the importance of maintaining racial equality throughout football in his notes. He wrote: "This is our annual Game for Equality, when we show that this club stands against all forms of discrimination. "Football is a sport for everyone, that is one of the main reasons why we love it, and what happened on the Paris Metro on Tuesday was unacceptable. "The club has reacted quickly to deal with the situation and will continue to do so." Chelsea can go 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League with victory over Burnley, with nearest rivals Manchester City playing Newcastle in the day's late kick-off. Should John Terry be given a contract extension at Chelsea?2000+ VOTES SO FAR

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Everton vs Dynamo Kiev: We are playing for our futures admits Steven Naismith before Europa League clash

Steven Naismith has admitted it is not just Everton’s Euro dream on the line on Thursday night… it's also their players’ futures. entertain Dynampre-match team-talk ahead of the Europa League final against Chelsea.Ramsey will miss what would have been his last game of an 11-year Arsenal career because of injury ahead of his free transfer to Juventus this summer, and Emery believes it will be o Kiev in the first leg of a last-16 tie boasting an enviable record which has made them one of the favourites to go through to the quarter-finals. Brcía has joined Royal Excel Mouscron on-loan.The deal will run to the end of this season.The 22-year-old midfielder has been with City since 2015 and was loaned to Spain’s Girona for the past two seasons. Annonce Transfert Aleix Garcia Serrano, un jut the downside to that storming form has been a disastrous Premier League campaign – just two wins in their last 14 matches plunging them into an outright relegation battle. And knows the Goodison exit door beckons for many if there is not a swift transformation. “Without a doubt, people are playing for their futures. If you are not performing then you are not going to be here very long,” he conceded. “This club is ambitious and wants to go forward and I’m sure the manager will look for a replacement to do the job he wants done if you’re not doing it. “The biggest motivation of all is personal pride. You don’t want to be in a team that is struggling to perform every week.” The Europa League has offered the Toffees a lifeline from their domestic form, but boss Roberto Martinez insists this icontent_imgs not the time for recrimination. “The situation now is not to assess and look back, it is very clear – we need to get points,” he explained. “Yes, we need to examine where we have gone wrong, but not publicly. Internally we need to make sure we understand the position we are in, and get up the table as quick as we can. “It is not a moment to distract ourselves from the obvious need to get wins as quick as we can.” Naismith believes Everton can go on and win the Europa League. He added: “We have the quality. We are an ambitious club and it is the level we want to be at.” Everton vs Dynamo Kiev: Probable teams Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Stones, Garbutt; Barry, McCarthy, Barkley; Naismith, Lukaku, Mirallas. Shovkovskiy; Vida, Dragovic, Silva, Antunes; Sydorchuk, Kravets, Buyalskiy; Yarmolenko, Mbokani, Gusev. Will Everton win the Europa League?2000+ VOTES SO FAR

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English clubs failing in Europe should be a “wake-up call” for Premier League, says Diego Simeone

believes the failure of English clubs in Europe should be a "wake-up call" for the Premier League. Chelsea and Manchester City were knocked out by PSG and Barcelona at the last 16 stage of the Champions League, This came on the back of Liverpool's group stage exit, while Everton and Tottenham also failed to reach the last eight of the Europa League. And Simeone, whose face rivals Real in their second leg on Wednesday, believes Premier League clubs must do something about their failings. "I am surprised there are no English clubs left in the Champions League – English football has enormous potential with its footballers and also its financial clout," he wrote for Goal.com. "The fact that there is no English team left in the last eight of the Champions League or in the Europa League is a wake-up call for the Premier League to look at why it is that, despite their great economic power and with all the many great footballers playing in England, Chelsea are so far ahead of everyone else and why they have no teams lcontent_imgeft in Europe. &quotligament damage to his shoulder.Fredericks is facing a spell on the sidelines after sustaining ligament damage to his right shoulder at Manchester City on Wednesday night.The 27-year-old collided with City midfielder Rodri in the second half at The E;I believe there are many great players in the Premier League and the financial conditions allow a number of teams to bring in top talents. That said, the Spanish league still has the two best teams: Real Madrid and Barcelona." Simeone had been tipped to move to the Premien of Liverpool.The Serbian winger is back at where it all started for him at Partizan and he admitted he is still a keen supporter of the Reds.”I support them, of course, I watch them when I have time. I had a contract for many years there and of cour League at Manchester City, with Manuel Pellegrini under-pressure after a poor campaign. However, , with his side currently third in the La Liga table. Do you mind English clubs not succeeding in Europe as long as the Premier League stays such a great watch?500+ VOTES SO FAR

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Jaap Stam: Memphis Depay has the quality to be a success at Manchester United

Jaap Stam thinks Louis Van Gaal’s purchase of will prove a shrewd piece of business by . The Red Devils beat off competition from Liverpool to reach an agreement with PSV Eindhoven for the £25million transfer of the Dutchman on Thursday. Former defender Stam, who made the same switch between the two clubs during his playing days, can see his fellow countryman settling in quickly at Old Trafford. "He's a quality player," Stam told MUTV. " always want to attack and the club always hacontent_imgs an interest in players that have a lot of pace and who can also play the one-vs-ones and create something or score goals. Memphis is that type of player. "He's proven that in Holland for a couple of seasons now and also with the national team. "I think it's a good step for him to join United now, and also work with Louis van Gaal because he knows him very well of course." Depay’s summeate dozens of tablets and computers to help people communicate during the coronavirus pandemic.As regular life goes into lockdown for people in the UK, Alderweireld has pledged to spend his money on helping loved ones speak to one another.”I hope ever move to Manchester will take United’s Dutch contingent to three with boss Van Gaal, striker and midfielder Daley Blind already at the club. Stam, Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Park Ji-Sung have all made successful moves from Eindhoven in the past. Depay's 21 goals helped PSV win the Eredivisie this season and now he is hoping for more success at United in the Premier League. He to sign for his former international manager and is confident he has made the correct decision. Memphis Depay's career in pictures: ll has welcomed new signing Meritan Shabani.Shabani joins Wolves U23s from Bayern Munich.Thelwell said: “He’s a player we’ve been watching for a long time. He’s been playing for Bayern Munich’s younger teams for a while and our scouting teams have "It was an exciting and pretty hectic period, and to have a choice between so many top clubs doesn't make it any easier," Depay said on his Facebook page. "For me, is an absolute dream club, so I didn't need any convincing (from) the guys who already play at Manchester United. "They told me only positive things though, and I'm looking forward to playing with my Dutch team-mates next to all the other great players of Manchester United. "And working with manager again is also a big bonus." Manchester United fans! Are you happy that a deal for Memphis Depay has been sealed?5000+ VOTES SO FAR

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England fans face World Cup price hike to cheer on Roy’s boys

England fans face huge price hikes for World Cup hotels and flights, a Mirror probe reveals today. One night at Golden Tulip Belas Artes in Sao Paulo – where England face Uruguay on June 19 – is currently £105, rising to £289 for the World Cup. then travel to Belo Horizonte to play Costa Rica on June 24 and fans will find that the Mercure Lourdes hotel’s usual standard single room rate of around £100 per night will be between £246 and £343. Supporters’ groups warned a trip to see England’s opening three group games could cost around £10,000. Some accommodation in Rio de Janeiro is being advertised at up to twice the normal price with one operator offering rnchez and will only allow him to leave Old Trafford if a suitable offer is received, reports the Evening Standard.The Chile international, who has yet to feature for United this season, has been heavily linked with Inter Milan, who are interested in ooms at £850 per night – more than 20 times higher than its October rate of £40. Taking domestic flights in the hope of beating price hikes by airlines operating from Europe was ruled out. Travel website kayak.co.uk warned fares could go up by 49% on short hops to Rio and by 44% to Sao Paulo. Prices are expected to rise an average of content_img28% from the UK to Rio and 26% to Sao Paulo. Boss Annie Wilson said: “Fares are unlikely to fall as we ap Liverpool.The retiring Spanish striker spoke about his former clubs Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, AC Milan and the Reds with AS.Torres said, “It was an amazing time. When I see players who have played their whole lives at one club, I’ve felt that I woulproach the World Cup, so fans should book now, rather than wait in the hope of catching a cheaper deal.” The Brazilian tourist board Embratur said it has been working hard with partners “to ensure that visitors are not charged unduly high prices”.

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Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert without Fabian Delph for the visit of Manchester United on Sunday

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is hoping to inflict a third straight defeat on a faltering Manchester United side – but will have to do it withoucontent_imgt Fabian Delph. has been a standout player for the Midland's side over the last two seasons and bagged his first goal for the club with a screamer against Southampton. But the 24-year-old picked up his fifth bookingBury’s away fixture against Rotherham on Tuesday has been suspended by the English Football League – their fifth successive game to be called off.The suspension comes as the League One club works towards a 23 August deadline to avoid expulsion from the EFL.The EFL say they have still not had evidence that Bury can pay creditors and have funding for the season ahead. in their 2-0 defeat at Fulham, which was their first defeat in six, and will miss the visit of the champions. Ron Vlaar is struggling with a calf injury and is likely to miss out again. Lambert is set to give late fitness tests to Libor Kozak and Antonio Luna who remain doubts for the clash on Sunday.  Guzan, Steer, Baker, Clark, Lowtorn Munich are maintaining a watching brief on Philippe Coutinho’s situation at Barcelona.Despite the deal for Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic, BILD says Bayern’s interest in Coutinho remains alive.For the moment, Bayern are keeping tabs on the min, Luna, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Albrighton, Sylla, Tonev, Kozak, Helenius, Agbonlahor, Weimann, Benteke, Bowery.