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Revealed: Best scoring strikers in European football since 2011, including Arsenal, Manchester City and United stars

Sergio Aguero is closing in on an impressive landmark, with the Argentinian striker just two goals short of his 200th in Manchester City colours. Aguero has been prolific in all seven of his seasons at City, following his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011, and is already the club’s record scorer. Could Aguero reach the 200-mark in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday? Listen to Arsenal v Manchester City live on talkSPORT But how does his record at City rank alongside other elite strikers? Well, click through the gallery above to find out…

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Top 28 wonderkids under-20 in Europe revealed and rated, according to statistics – including Premier League, Bundesliga, and Serie A starlets

Monday, February 19, 2018 Everyone loves watching a wonderkid come through the system and flourishing into a star. In the Premier League, watching youngsters like Dele Alli, Leroy Sane, and Romelu Lukaku develop into superstars has been a joy – and many more will follow in their footsteps. And over at the CIES Football Observatory, they have been monitoring 22 European competitions and have created a capital experience score – out of five stars – which can help rate the chances of current starlets becoming a success. But who made the…

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Revealed: Top 25 clubs with the most expensive squads in Europe, including Crystal Palace and Everton

Monday, February 12, 2018 Premier League clubs have set a new spending record in 2017/18, after the £430m outlay in the recent January window followed the staggering £1.4bn spent last summer.  It should come as little surprise then that so many English sides feature in the top 25 list of the the most expensively-assembled squads in European football. So vast are the riches in the Premier League that the findings – released by the CIES Football Observatory – reveal that relegation-threatened Crystal Palace’s squad cost more than Serie A high-fliers Napoli. Everton, meanwhile, have incredibly outspent…

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Flu outbreak prompts precautions including at some churches

A flu outbreak sweeping the country is causing people and institutions to take precautions against its spread, including a Catholic diocese in New York state that has issued healthy guidelines for its churches and schools. In hopes of stopping the bug from spreading, the Diocese of Buffalo in New York has issued several directives, including suspending two practices during Mass: Sharing wine during Holy Communion and shaking hands as a gesture of peace during the service. Bishop Richard J. Malone issued the guidelines after the New York State Department of…

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Manchester United transfers: Nine of the most exciting club deals, including Sanchez, Pogba and Cantona

His goals (68 in 85 games) had turned him into a hero among Newcastle fans and they were devastated when it was revealed Cole had been sold to United for £7m in January (£6m plus £1m-rated Keith Gillespie). To Man United fans, though, they were buying a player who was clearly going to become even better. Here was a man who earned PFA Young Player of the Year for the 1993/94 season and he ended up firing them to Champions League glory in 1999 as well as five Premier League…

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Top 20 richest clubs in the world revealed, including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Manchester United have retained their position as world football’s top earners, the latest annual “Money League” report by accountancy firm Deloitte has revealed. Now in its 21st year, the Deloitte Football Money League study ranks the world’s richest football teams by turnover during the 2016/17 season. It’s little surprise that there are a record ten English clubs in the top 20, given the domestic TV market is currently worth a staggering £5.1bn. Click through the gallery above to see the top 20 richest teams in world football, and to find…

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The footballers bought then sold for the most profit including Pogba, Coutinho and Van Dijk

The Toffees signed him from Barnsley for £3.15m and sold him to Man City for £50.04m Thursday, January 11, 2018 The January transfer window has only been open for just over a week, but we have already seen two huge deals completed. Virgil van Dijk has become the most expensive defender ever, costing Liverpool £75m, while Philippe Coutinho has left Anfield to sign for Barcelona for £142m. Coutinho’s transfer has turned out to be a fantastic piece of business for the Reds, as they have made a huge profit on…

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