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Friday Kickoff: Neymar, Giggs, Nolito and more

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Neymar extended his contract with Barcelona until 2021 on Friday. The Brazilian attacker has netted 85 goals in his three seasons with theĀ Blaugrana. (REPORT)

Ryan Giggs will reportedly leave Manchester United in the coming days after failing to reach an agreement over a desired role with the club. The former Old Trafford star made 963 appearances in his career with the Red Devils, and has been with the team since his youth days at the age of 13. (REPORT)

Manchester City has signed Celta Vigo and Spanish striker Nolito on a four-year contract. The 29-year-old scored 39 goals in over 100 appearances with Celta. (REPORT)

Paris Saint-Germain has signed French midfielder Hatem Ben Afra on a two-year contract. The 29-year-old spent the 2015/16 season with Nice, scoring 17 goals and adding six assists. (REPORT)

On-loan players Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato will not stay with Chelsea next season, while goalkeeper Marco Amelia is also set to be released. (REPORT)

Crystal Palace has added French goalkeeper Steve Mandanda on a three-year contract. The 31-year-old has played the last nine seasons in Ligue 1 with Marseille, after beginning his professional career at Le Havre. (REPORT)

Andros Townsend has also joined Crystal Palace following a successful stint with Newcastle in 2015/16. (REPORT)

Sheffield Wednesday has signed Scottish international Steven Fletcher, who spent last season with Premier League side Sunderland. (REPORT)


The U.S. Men’s National Team will play Cuba in a friendly on October 7 in Havana. (REPORT)

SBI takes a look at some of the biggest MLS storylines following the Copa America Centenario, including Clint Dempsey’s impact with the struggling Seattle Sounders. (REPORT)

Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed via social media that he will be joining Manchester United next season. (REPORT)

Portugal reached the Euro 2016 semifinals on Thursday, after defeating Poland on penalty kicks. Cristiano Ronaldo and co. will meet either Wales or Belgium in the next round. (REPORT)


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