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Friday Kickoff: Pogba, Bielsa, Schweinsteiger and more

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The Paul Pogba transfer saga appears to be nearing an end, while¬†a high-profile coach has turned down Argentina’s managerial position.

Manchester United has reportedly agreed to terms with Pogba, with the Juventus midfielder set for a medical in the coming days. The deal was said to be held up by Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, who was seeking to have his fee paid by Juventus. (REPORT)

Marcelo Bielsa has reportedly turned down Argentina’s head coaching position, which was left vacant by Gerardo Martino following the nation’s Copa America Centenario final defeat against Chile. (REPORT)

Bastian Schweinsteiger has retired from international soccer after making 120 appearances for Germany. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid came away with a 1-0 win against Tottenham during Friday’s International Champions Cup match after Diego Godin’s first-half goal. (REPORT)

Barcelona’s Adriano has completed a move to Turkish side Besiktas for over $2 million. The Brazilian has made 189 appearances since joining the La Liga side. (REPORT)

Swansea City striker Bafe Gomis has joined French club Marseille on a season-long loan. The 30-year-old has scored 17 goals in 71 matches since joining the Swans in 2014. (REPORT)


Chuba Akpom scored a late winner for Arsenal, propelling the Premier League side past the MLS All-Stars on Thursday night, 2-1. (REPORT)

U.S. international Christian Pulisic netted a goal for Borussia Dortmund in the team’s International Champions Cup loss against Manchester City. (REPORT)

New York City FC will be missing star forward David Villa on Saturday against the Colorado Rapids, giving a big opportunity to the rest of the side’s attack to make an impression. (REPORT)

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