Thursday Kickoff: De Gea, Gundogan and more

Thursday Kickoff: De Gea, Gundogan and more

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Thursday Kickoff: De Gea, Gundogan and more

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Despite failing to complete a last-second deal in 2015, David de Gea could still be on his way to Real Madrid.

The Manchester United keeper is reportedly being heavily pursued by Florentino Perez and Real, despite boasting Costa Rica international Keylor Navas. Real and De Gea’s agent, Jorge Mendes, are said to have a deal in place, but if the La Liga club reneges on their offer de Gea could be compensated over $22 million. (REPORT)

Manchester City has completed the signing of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. The 25-year-old played five seasons at Dortmund, making 157 appearances for the German club. (REPORT)

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored Mexico’s lone goal in the team’s 1-0 win over Chile on Wednesday night. Both nations will begin their run at the Copa America Centenario in the coming days. (REPORT)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named Bundesliga Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season after notching 25 goals for Thomas Tuchel’s side. (REPORT)

Barcelona technical director Robert Fernandez says despite the rumors surrounding Javier Mascherano’s exit, he expects the defender/midfielder to remain with the La Liga champions. (REPORT)

Meanwhile, Fernandez also confirmed that Dani Alves is looking to exit Barcelona. The Brazilian defender has been linked to Juventus, as well as other top clubs. (REPORT)

WEDNESDAY REWIND

With the Copa America kickoff nearing, SBI has you covered for group-by-group analysis and much more. (REPORT)

U.S. Soccer has asked for a dismissal in the U.S. Women’s National Team’s case that is seeking equal pay. (REPORT)

The international break will see MLS teams off for two weeks, however, there are still games to be played prior to the rest period. (REPORT)

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