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Liverpool spend £26.7m on agent fees; Premier League a combined £200m

Liverpool were involved in 19 transactions between 1 February 2017 and 31 January 2018, including the signings of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk




Liverpool spent £26.7 million on fees for intermediaries and agents in 12 months and Premier League clubs overall topped the £200m mark for the first time.

Figures released by the Football Association on Tuesday showed Liverpool paid out more than any other club, closely followed by reigning Premier League champions Chelsea and this season's table-toppers Manchester City.

Read more: Liverpool spend £26.7m on agent fees; Premier League a combined £200m

Emmanuel Frimpong labels former Arsenal teammate Samir Nasri 'an idiot'


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Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has blasted Samir Nasri as "an idiot" and told the Telegraph that Arsene Wenger is the best manager a young player can have.

Frimpong, 26, also praised former teammate Cesc Fabregas as "a lovely guy," revealed that Alex Song always ate KFC the day before a game and that Andrey Arshavin didn't care much for training.

Read more: Emmanuel Frimpong labels former Arsenal teammate Samir Nasri 'an idiot'

UCL (2017-2018) Report: Juventus 0 Real Madrid 3 - Ronaldo magic puts holders in command


Real Madrid put one foot in the Champions League semi-finals thanks to some Cristiano Ronaldo magic against Juventus



Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, the second a moment of pure quality, helped Real Madrid to a commanding 3-0 win over Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

The Portugal star became the first player in the competition's history to score in 10 consecutive appearances, a run that began when Madrid beat Juve 4-1 in last season's final, before setting up Marcelo to add what could be a crucial third for the reigning champions.

Read more: UCL (2017-2018) Report: Juventus 0 Real Madrid 3 - Ronaldo magic puts holders in command

Juventus vs. Real Madrid promises to be an old-school tactical chess match





Sometimes, less is more. Sometimes, having options confuses and leads you down blind alleys. Sometimes, when you have no other choices, you focus on execution over scheme: doing what you can do as well as you possibly can do it, rather than worrying about whether there's a better way.

That's not where Zinedine Zidane and Max Allegri will find themselves Tuesday when Real Madrid travel to Juventus in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. It will be about choices and decisions, both in terms of tactics and personnel.

Read more: Juventus vs. Real Madrid promises to be an old-school tactical chess match

No Bayern deal for James Rodriguez, claims Rummenigge


The 26-year-old has a buy-out clause in his loan deal worth €42 million, but the German side will not be rushed into matching it



Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has denied rumours that the Bundesliga club are ready to meet the buy-out option in James Rodriguez’s loan deal from Real Madrid.

The Colombia international is presently in the midst of a two-year spell at the Allianz Arena and has recently won praise for fine displays.

Read more: No Bayern deal for James Rodriguez, claims Rummenigge


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