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James: 'Why not' be next Messi, Ronaldo?

James Rodriguez responded by saying, "why not?" when asked if he could one day rise to the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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2dBen Gladwell

Sanches is an AC Milan target - Mirabelli

AC Milan's sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli says Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches is still a Rossoneri target, even if he carries a sub

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2dStephen Uersfeld

U.S. youth McKennie impressing at Schalke

Weston McKennie has received praise for his first couple weeks among the Schalke senior squad, with director Christian Heidel calling him impressive.

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2dStephan Uersfeld

Klinsmann among five injured Hertha keepers

Hertha Berlin are in the middle of an unlikely injury crisis, with five goalkeepers injured and under a month to go until the new Bundesliga season.

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3dESPN staff

Dortmund sanctioned over fans' fireworks

Borussia Dortmund have been fined and handed a suspended stadium ban because of fans' behaviour at the DFB-Pokal final.

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Javier Hernandez agrees to join West Ham

Mexico striker Javier Hernandez has agreed to return to the Premier League with West Ham, the club confirmed on Thursday.

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3dStephan Uersfeld

Ribery wants more game time at Bayern

Franck Ribery says he was not "completely happy" with last season and has demanded more playing time at Bayern Munich in the 2017-18 campaign.

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Done deals: Europe's most expensive buys

The transfer window is well underway, but here are the biggest completed deals you may have missed from around Europe so far.

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4dPeter O'Rourke

West Ham close to Hernandez - sources

West Ham are confident of signing former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, sources close to the club have told ESPN FC.

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4dMark Lovell

Neuer to replace Lahm as Bayern captain

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will succeed Philipp Lahm as club captain.

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4dStephan Uersfeld

Dortmund: Milan lacked 'respect' over Auba

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke says AC Milan showed the Bundesliga club "a lack of respect" in their pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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4dStephan Uersfeld

Schalke came close to hiring Tuchel as boss

Schalke considered hiring Thomas Tuchel as their new head coach earlier this summer, the club's CEO Christian Heidel has told Spiegel Online.

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4dStephan Uersfeld

RB Leipzig rejected €75m bid for Keita

Red Bull co-owner Dietrich Mateschitz has confirmed RB Leipzig recently rejected a €75 million bid for Liverpool target Naby Keita.

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5dMark Lovell

Bayern must decide on Sanches, right-back

What to do with youngster Renato Sanches and who replaces Philipp Lahm, among the biggest questions facing Bayern Munich heading into preseason.

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5dStephan Uersfeld

BVB no longer open to Aubameyang sale

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed they are no longer open to selling AC Milan and Chelsea target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.

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5dMattias Karen

Bayern couldn't sign Sanchez - Ancelotti

Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti says "there was no opportunity" to buy Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal this summer.