Monday Kickoff: Lavezzi to China, Lewandowski, Neymar and more

Monday Kickoff: Lavezzi to China, Lewandowski, Neymar and more

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Monday Kickoff: Lavezzi to China, Lewandowski, Neymar and more

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Following a report from over the weekend, Paris Saint-Germain’s boss revealed the fate of Ezequiel Lavezzi.

PSG manager Laurent Blanc has confirmed that 30-year-old Argentine forward Lavezzi is set to join Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. (REPORT)

Robert Lewandowski’s agent, who had said there was “something” to recent transfer rumors, insists that any reports linking his client with a move to Spain is merely “speculation.” (REPORT)

Shanghai Shenhua star Tim Cahill has criticized the recent “crazy” spending by Chinese clubs, while stating the recent moves will not prove helpful for the players involved. (REPORT)

Barcelona technical director Roberto Fernandez is not concerned over the future of Neymar, despite recent claims by the Brazilian’s father that the forward has been the subject of world-record transfer bids. (REPORT)

Sergio Aguero is reportedly in line to receive a new contract. (REPORT)

Following a protest by the club’s fans, Liverpool is set to review the club’s recently announced rise in ticket prices. More than 10,000 supporters left this weekend’s match against Sunderland in the 77th minute as a protest against the ticket price spike. (REPORT)

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink says Kurt Zouma’s recent knee injury looks “bad.” The defender is set to have an MRI on Monday. (REPORT)

Marco Verratti, David Luiz and Blaise Matuidi are all in danger of missing Paris Saint-Germain’s UEFA Champions League clash with Chelsea. (REPORT)

Arsenal has added Leicester City’s head of technical scouting, Ben Wrigglesworth, who played a part in the signings of Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante. (REPORT)

WEEKEND REWIND

Omar Gonzalez scored an 88th minute equalizer to lead Pachuca to a 1-1 draw with Pumas UNAM. (REPORT)

A late Jozy Altidore finish proved the difference as the U.S. Men’s National Team defeated Canada on Friday night. (REPORT)

Lee Nguyen put in another performance that solidified his status as one of the winners of the U.S. Men’s National Team’s January camp. (REPORT)

Christian Pulisic saw action for Borussia Dortmund for the second straight game to headline the contingent of Americans Abroad. (REPORT)

D.C. United has released the club’s new primary jersey while also reportedly nearing a deal to sign Luciano Acosta on loan from Argentine club Boca Juniors. (REPORT)

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