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Transfer Talk: Chelsea playing hard-ball with Real over Hazard

Chelsea have warned Real Madrid they will not sell star man Eden Hazard -- even for £170 million. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Is Willian a better fit at Man United or Barcelona?

With Barcelona launching another bid for Man United target Willian, Shaka Hislop assesses where the Chelsea winger fits best.

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Could Fabinho actually convince Mbappe to join Liverpool?

Shaka Hislop explains why a text from former teammate Fabinho would never be a deciding factor if Kylian Mbappe decided to join Liverpool.

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Is PSG the best place for USMNT's Tim Weah?

After Tim Weah's goal in PSG's loss to Bayern Munich, the FC crew examine the USMNT youngster's development and his future with the French giants.

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Weah goal in vain as Bayern rally past PSG

Bayern Munich successfully launched their International Champions Cup campaign with a 3-1 victory over two-time winners Paris Saint-Germain.

ICC: Fixtures, results and coverage

The ICC runs from July 20 until Aug. 11. Check back here daily for results, news and stories on the biggest names in world football.

Bayern Munich 3-1 PSG: Martinez sparks second-half rally

Bayern Munich came back from a 1-0 half-time deficit to beat PSG 3-1 in their opening International Champions Cup match.

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Zirkzee connects for Bayern Munich's third

Zirkzee connects for Bayern Munich's third

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Sanches' stellar free kick puts Bayern on top

International Champions Cup: Renato Sanches (68') Bayern Munich 2-1 PSG

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Martinez's header equalizes for Bayern Munich

International Champions Cup: Javi Martinez (60') Bayern Munich 1-1 PSG

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Weah slots in PSG's opener vs. Bayern Munich

International Champions Cup: Timothy Weah (31') Bayern Munich 0-1 PSG

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Buffon makes sprawling save to keep PSG level

International Champions Cup: Gianluigi Buffon (13') Bayern Munich 0-0 PSG

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La Liga

Lowe: Madrid poised to return to free-spending Galactico days

Real Madrid have been rather conservative in the transfer market for the past three years, but that seems set to change this summer.

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Who will emerge as Madrid's alpha with Ronaldo gone?

Real Madrid have always been a team with an alpha male but with Cristiano Ronaldo, the biggest alpha of them all now gone, who takes up the mantle?

Arthur already looking at home in Barca midfield

New signing Arthur has only been at Barcelona for a little over a week but the classy Brazilian is already looking at home in Barca's midfield.

Mahrez's debut hints at even more potent City attack

Manchester City fell in their preseason opener to Borussia Dortmund, but among a cast of kids, Riyad Mahrez provided a glimpse of what's to come.

Pep 'worried' by Dortmund's strong tackles

Guardiola will be without 16 players who were involved in the World Cup and could have been without a few more following some tough tackling.

Gotze, Dortmund down Man City in ICC opener

Mario Gotze scored the game's only goal from the penalty spot as Borussia Dortmund beat Manchester City in the opening ICC match of the summer.

Man City 0-1 Dortmund: Gotze's penalty decisive

Mario Gotze converted after Christian Pulisic won a penalty kick to lead Borussia Dortmund past Manchester City in an ICC showdown in Chicago.

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Gotze: Dortmund are in a good state right now

Mario Gotze discusses Borussia Dortmund's win over Manchester City in the ICC and describes how the German side is feeling early in preseason.

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Guardiola: Joe Hart's quality is undeniable

Pep Guardiola says nothing is decided on Joe Hart's future after the English goalkeeper played 45 minutes in Man City's ICC loss to Dortmund.

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Joe Hart makes save on promising Dortmund attack

International Champions Cup: Joe Hart (71') Manchester City 0-1 Borussia Dortmund

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Hitz reacts quickly to deny Mahrez

International Champions Cup: Marwin Hitz (45') Manchester City 0-1 Borussia Dortmund

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Gotze puts Dortmund ahead after Pulisic wins penalty

International Champions Cup: Mario Gotze (28') Manchester City 0-1 Borussia Dortmund

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Chelsea

Football

Sarri's late appointment complicates Chelsea's recruitment

Chelsea wanted to hire their new manager before strengthening their squad. But with Maurizio Sarri just appointed, have the Blues left it too late?

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Fabregas begs Hazard to stay at Chelsea

Chelsea are focused on keeping Hazard and plan to resume talks over a new long-term contract in the coming weeks.

Will Sarri turn Chelsea around like he did Napoli?

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Liverpool

Football

Nicol: It would be dereliction of duty if Klopp didn't spend

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Alisson a boost but title talk premature at Liverpool

Some Liverpool fans are demanding a title challenge after their massive summer spending spree but they need to calm down -- for now.

Alisson's tough road to the top, as told by his friends

Liverpool's new addition, Alisson Becker, has overcome problems with weight, emotions and finances to become the most expensive goalkeeper ever.

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Thousands of fans welcome Griezmann home

Thousands of people packed the streets of Macon, the home of Antoine Griezmann, to welcome France's World Cup winner.

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Extra Time: Liverpool targets, Morata's future and more

The guys respond to your tweets about Liverpool's transfer targets, Bayern's chances against Real, Morata's Chelsea future and the Extra Time music.

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Guardiola: Joe Hart's quality is undeniable

Pep Guardiola says nothing is decided on Joe Hart's future after the English goalkeeper played 45 minutes in Man City's ICC loss to Dortmund.

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ESPN FC Best of the Week

Check out all the highlights from ESPN FC this week, including Gab's match attire, Shaka's microphone tricks and Adrian's camera mishap.

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Why Richarlison transfer would be wasted money by Everton

The FC crew call Everton's transfer strategy into question as reports of a 40-to-50-million-pound move for Watford's Richarlison heat up.

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Hislop: Mbappe's emergence a challenge for Neymar

Neymar says he is staying at PSG this season, but Shaka Hislop explains how Kylian Mbappe's rise could affect the Brazilian's future.

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Could Fabinho actually convince Mbappe to join Liverpool?

Shaka Hislop explains why a text from former teammate Fabinho would never be a deciding factor if Kylian Mbappe decided to join Liverpool.

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Hislop: French Ambassador comments 'nothing new'

An animated Shaka Hislop gives his thoughts on the controversy over Trevor Noah's Africa World Cup joke after backlash from French the ambassador.

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Nicol: Neymar making himself into a clown

After Neymar got in on the 'Neymar challenge,' Steve Nicol explains why he looks more like a clown than one of the world's best footballers.

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Bayern CEO: German football run by amateurs

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had some strong words for the DFB, German football's governing body.

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Maldini: Ronaldo's move to Serie A 'a big success'

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes speaks to Paolo Maldini about Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus and Italy's hopes for the future.

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Robson: Mourinho took a dig at Pogba in press conference

Stewart Robson reads between the lines of Jose Mourinho's press conference comments on Paul Pogba and feels his compliments were backhanded.

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Manchester United

Football

Pogba's France role won't work for Man United

Paul Pogba played more defensively when winning the World Cup, but if Man United want him to dominate games, a more attack-minded role is required.

Miserable Mourinho must quit complaining at United

New season, same old Jose Mourinho. He may have had a break but his first news conference ahead of the new campaign showcased the same dour traits.

Shaka Hislop's caveat to Man United about Arturo Vidal

Shaka Hislop offers a word of caution to Man United about Arturo Vidal after saying a move for the Bayern midfielder makes sense.

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Mourinho worried about Man United's threadbare squad

Jose Mourinho isn't thrilled about not having several first-team players at his disposal as Man United embark on their preseason tour in the U.S.

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Ibrahimovic: Pogba answered his critics

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes former Manchester United team-mate Paul Pogba answered his critics as his France side won the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Robson: Mourinho took a dig at Pogba in press conference

Stewart Robson reads between the lines of Jose Mourinho's press conference comments on Paul Pogba and feels his compliments were backhanded.

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Dawson: Pressure on Man United to bolster squad

ESPN FC's Rob Dawson discusses Manchester United's needs in the transfer window and what to expect from Paul Pogba when he returns.

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International Champions Cup

ICC questions: Life after Ronaldo? Liverpool title hopes?

Ahead of the preseason International Champions Cup tournament and the 2018-19 campaign that follows, the world's leading clubs have big questions hanging over them.

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ICC players to watch: Future stars of Europe's elite

Some of Europe's elite will be in action in the International Champions Cup, but which young player from each club could be set for a bright future?

Why big clubs covet Pulisic's potential

It's not the player Christian Pulisic is that appeals; it's the player he is likely to become. Even after a difficult season, he has a spectacular future.

Liverpool

Football

Klopp now the one spending big after Pogba criticism

Jurgen Klopp criticised Man United's world record purchase of Paul Pogba in 2016. Now the Liverpool boss is spending more than his rivals.

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Has Klopp had a change of heart on spending big?

The FC crew look back on Jurgen Klopp's comments on spending in 2016 and discuss whether he's a changed man or merely splashing the cash at an opportune time.

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Extra Time: Alisson inflation, Karius to Chelsea, Nainggolan at Inter

The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on how Alisson's transfer affects the market, Loris Karius' chances of moving to Chelsea and much more.

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Nicol: Alisson is a 'flawless' signing for Liverpool

Steve Nicol is over the moon with Liverpool's reported agreement to sign Alisson, explaining what the much sought-after goalkeeper brings to the club.

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Why Alisson is a smart piece of business by Liverpool

Shaka Hislop explains why he's certain Liverpool will get a return on their reported £66.9 million investment should Alisson agree to move to Anfield.

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FIFA World Cup

World Cup 2022: What will top teams look like in Qatar?

The 2018 World Cup has only just ended, but it won't be long until national teams begin preparing for 2022. How will the top teams look in Qatar?

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France beware, sympathy for Neymar, importance of VAR

With the World Cup over, here's a look at what we've learned from the tournament - which includes a warning for the winners and sympathy for Neymar.

Incredible scenes on Champs-Elysees as France return home

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OTL: What Putin achieved with the World Cup

ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn reflects on how Vladimir Putin used the World Cup as part of his geopolitical strategy.

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Laurens: 2018 World Cup more special to France than 1998

Julien Laurens explains why France's 2018 World Cup title and the resulting celebration feels more special than Les Bleus' first title in 1998.

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World Cup Pick'em: Best goal, player and more

From best goal to best coach, Alexis Nunes and Shaka Hislop reveal their superlatives from one of the greatest World Cups of all time.

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Croatian players thank fans in Zagreb for World Cup support

Croatia's World Cup squad returned home to huge crowds following their run to the final in Russia.

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Assessing the World Cup Best XI

Julien Laurens takes issue with ESPNFC.com's omission of France's N'Golo Kante in their World Cup team of the tournament.

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Chelsea

Football

Thibaut Courtois crisis Chelsea's own doing

Chelsea are in a difficult situation with Thibaut Courtois, but they only have themselves to blame, putting Maurizio Sarri in a tough position.

Sarri presents himself as the anti-Conte

Consciously or not, Maurizio Sarri established himself as the ideological opposite to Antonio Conte throughout his introduction as Chelsea manager.

Chelsea's new midfield pecking order

Jorginho's importance to Maurizio Sarri shifts Chelsea's midfield pecking order significantly, with some likely to face a reduction in playing time.

The Toe Poke

Worst tackle ever? Drop kick in Champions League

Just one minute before the final whistle, Dudelange defender Bryan Melisse was sent off for this absolutely shocking two-footed "drop kick" assault.

Juve kit made from recovered ocean plastics

Serie A champions Juventus are to follow the lead of Manchester United and Real Madrid by releasing a kit made using plastic recovered from oceans.

Tottenham launch new home and away kits

Unsurprisingly, the home shirt is predominantly white -- lilywhite to be precise -- and features a dark blue gradient in the lower recesses.

English Premier League

Alisson would be a major statement for Liverpool

The arrival of Alisson Becker at Liverpool would be a statement to their rivals and lift the cloud over the goalkeepers at the club.

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Five things the Premier League can learn from the World Cup

The World Cup offered some great insight into players who have not shown fans their best for their clubs. But what could the Premier League learn?

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer

Football

Hysteria encompasses Juve upon Ronaldo's arrival

Juventus came oh so close to landing Cristiano Ronaldo 15 years ago. Now that the Old Lady finally has her man, Turin can't contain its excitement.

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Ronaldo's press conference: How did he do?

Cristiano Ronaldo was as genuine as he was convincing at his Juventus unveiling, a player who's won it all but still has plenty to prove.

Ronaldo: I want to make Italian fans happy

Juventus' new man Cristiano Ronaldo shares what he hopes to achieve during his time at the club.

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Marcotti: Juventus didn't bring in Ronaldo to win UCL

Now that Juventus have Cristiano Ronaldo, the FC crew assess the Old Lady's chances of reclaiming the Champions League title after 22 years.

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Will Cristiano Ronaldo take Juventus to the next level?

With his official presentation complete, the FC guys discuss how far Cristiano Ronaldo can take Juventus domestically and in European competition.

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How Ronaldo's move to Juve raised eyebrows

After being unveiled as a Juventus player following his move from Real Madrid, ESPN take a look at how Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Turin unfolded.

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