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LIVE Transfer Talk: Liverpool move for Lille's Pepe and Leverkusen's Brandt

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The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but you can click here to review all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer. TOP STORY: Liverpool move for Pepe and Brandt Liverpool aren't having too many problems up front this season, but they need a reliable backup for Roberto Firmino and have reportedly made a move for Lille striker Nicolas Pepe. TRANSFERS ESPN's step-by-step guide to a transfer Why were Chelsea given a transfer ban? FC Exclusives - Solskjaer eyes five United signings - Barcelona set to sign De Ligt - Herrera to join PSG - Chelsea track Paranaense's Guimaraes - Real's Varane considering future Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton...
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Transfer Talk: Spanish giants monitoring Newcastle's in-form Perez

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Ayoze Perez's first Premier League hat trick leaves Newcastle 10 points off the bottom three, while leaving Southampton lingering in 16th. Ayoze Perez's first Premier League hat trick leaves Newcastle 10 points off the bottom three, while leaving Southampton lingering in 16th. The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but you can click here to review all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer. TOP STORY: Top Spanish clubs circle for Perez TRANSFERS ESPN's step-by-step guide to a transfer Why were Chelsea given a transfer ban? FC Exclusives - Solskjaer eyes five United signings - Barcelona set to sign De Ligt - Herrera to join PSG - Chelsea track Paranaense's Guimaraes - Real's Varane considering future Fresh off scoring a hat trick to ensure Newcastle City's Premier League survival in their 3-1 win over Southampton, Ayoze Perez has admitted that he will weigh his options in the summer over his future on Tyneside, the...
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New York City FC stuns Wayne Rooney and D.C. United

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DC United New York City FC 0 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats NYCFC put an end to their six-game winless streak with a victory against Wayne Rooney and D.C. United. New York City FC entered Sunday's MLS game at D.C. United as one of two teams in the league without a win. That's not the case any longer as the Bronx club (1-1-5, eight points) came away with the 2-0 triumph over D.C. United to end its winless drought. D.C. (4-2-2, 14 points) entered the game on top of the Eastern Conference, but the team has gone 1-2-1 in its last four matches. Leading 1-0 at the half, NYCFC doubled the lead in the 56th minute when Ronald Matarrita chipped through a perfect ball...
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Manchester City boss Guardiola warns 'special' Foden he has work to do

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Shaka Hislop wasn't too impressed by Manchester City's win over Tottenham but says they have proven they can hold off Liverpool in the title race. Bernardo Silva sets his sights on the remaining Premier League fixtures as Manchester City stay on course for the title by beating Tottenham. MANCHESTER, England -- Pep Guardiola described Phil Foden as "special" but warned the Manchester City youngster that he still faces a fight to become a regular. The 18-year-old scored his first Premier League in just his second start on Saturday and it proved to be the winner against Tottenham to keep City's title hopes in their own hands. Guardiola has predicted the Stockport-born midfielder has a big future at the club, but says he needs to keep working to fulfil his undoubted potential. "He has...
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Roy Krishna hat trick sees Wellington edge Melbourne in A-League thriller

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Wellington Phoenix FC Melbourne City FC 3 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Roy Krishna's third goal in stoppage time sealed an entertaining 3-2 win for Wellington Phoenix against Melbourne City FC. Roy Krishna completed a hat trick to hand Wellington a last-gasp 3-2 win over Melbourne City and keep alive their hopes of hosting an A-League home final. Krishna tucked home the winner from a goalmouth scramble in the 94th minute to cap a thrilling contest on Sunday in Wellington which the visitors had mostly dominated. Riley McGree scored twice for City, both times cancelling out Krishna strikes, but the home team held firm to cement fifth place and line up a shot at a fourth-placed finish in...
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Goncalo Guedes double boosts Valencia's top-four push with defeat of Betis

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Real Betis Valencia 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats A brilliant double from Goncalo Guedes saw Valencia move into fifth place in La Liga as they recorded an impressive 2-1 victory at Real Betis on Sunday to move into closer contention for the fourth and final Champions League place. Guedes struck almost identical efforts from outside the box either side of half-time to move Marcelino's side on to 52 points, leapfrogging Betis's local rivals Sevilla in the process. Getafe, who earlier on Sunday beat Sevilla 3-0, currently occupy fourth place with 54...
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Mbappe nets hat trick, Neymar returns as PSG beat Monaco on title-clinching day

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Paris Saint-Germain AS Monaco 3 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats French Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappé (38') PSG 3-0 Monaco Neymar returned to action for Paris Saint-Germain in a 3-1 win against Monaco on the day the capital club secured the Ligue 1 title. Kylian Mbappe scored twice before half-time -- his first goals against his former team -- to set the hosts on their way, before Neymar returned to the pitch for the first time since Jan. 23 after suffering a foot injury that kept him out of the business end of PSG's season. PSG, whose players had the words "Notre-Dame" written on their shirts and a picture of the national...
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Nigeria players union renews call for insurance system after Christian Chukwu illness

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Nigeria's football players union has called on the national federation once again to assist in implementing an insurance scheme to provide welfare coverage for players who have fallen on hard times. ESPN has learned of the renewed desire to act in the wake of inaccurate reports that Nigeria's Super Eagles legend Christian Chukwu had been "abandoned" in ill-health. Austin Popo, a retired player and current General Secretary of the Nigeria players union, the National Association of Nigeria Professional...
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'Liverpool' among most popular passwords guessed by hackers in UK

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Shaka Hislop wasn't too impressed by Manchester City's win over Tottenham but says they have proven they can hold off Liverpool in the title race. Liverpool may have the best defence in the Premier League this season -- but don't count on them if you want to keep secure in everyday life. The National Cyber Security Centre in the UK conducted its first "cyber survey," which will help inform government policy and give guidance on how to keep your details safe online. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); The survey found that "Liverpool" was one of the more popular passwords, with a staggering 280,723 instances of Jurgen Klopp's side being used to prevent unwanted access to...
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