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Thursday Kickoff: Pogba, Mourinho, ICC and more


While Manchester United is still the frontrunner to acquire one of the game’s top midfielders, another top club is prepared to swoop in.

Real Madrid has contacted Juventus over the potential signing of Paul Pogba, however, Manchester United is still believed to be the favorite to sign the French midfielder. (REPORT)

Jose Mourinho is reportedly prepared to move on from Pogba in the event that he doesn’t sign with the Red Devils before next week’s FA Community Shield against Leicester City. Paris Saint-Germain’s Blaise Matuidi is said to be Mourinho’s main target if Pogba doesn’t return to Manchester. (REPORT)

PSG defeated Real Madrid, 3-1, at the International Champions Cup on Wednesday night. (REPORT)

Chelsea edged Liverpool, 1-0, behind Gary Cahill’s 10th minute header during an International Champions Cup match. (REPORT)

AC Milan narrowed beat Bayern Munich, 3-3 (5-3 on penalty kicks) during their International Champions Cup clash in Chicago. (REPORT)

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic was sent to the hospital following an aerial collision with Chelsea’s Bertrand Traore. According to Reds head coach Jurgen Klopp, the Serbian “can’t remember anything.” (REPORT)

Lazio has reportedly signed Sevilla striker Ciro Immobile after appearing for both Sevilla and Torino during the 2015/16 season. (REPORT)

Premier League sides Arsenal and West Ham are reportedly pursuing Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, after the Serie A champions recently acquired Gonzalo Higuain. (REPORT)


A pair of first-half goals led the Mexico Under-20 national team past the MLS Homegrowns, 2-0, on Wednesday night at Avaya Stadium. (REPORT)

The Seattle Sounders have signed Uruguayan Nicolas Lodeiro to a Designated Player contract in an attempt to boost the team’s midfield. (REPORT)

Jason Kreis has come out and said that he believes his firing at New York City FC was “completely unfair and downright irrational.” (REPORT)

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is looking forward to U.S. international Gedion Zelalem’s progression after spending last season on loan with Rangers. (REPORT)


  1. Does anyone else “lol, just lol” as Pogba’s bids rain down higher?!?

    France almost won the Euros, yet I still never saw Pogba play a good game.

    Why isn’t he one of the best players I have ever seen, since he is so valuable and important??


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