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Tuesday Kickoff: Messi, Chicharito, Lacazette and more


A global star’s former club is hoping to bring him home in the near future, while Mexico’s top striker is set to miss time due to a freak injury.

Argentine side Newell’s Old Boys is hoping to bring Lionel Messi back to his boyhood club following the 2018 World Cup. The Barcelona forward left the club at age 13 to begin his career in Spain. (REPORT)

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez will miss the first two weeks of the Bundesliga season after fracturing his hand falling down the stairs at his home. (REPORT)

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas insists that Alexandre Lacazette will remain at the club despite interest from Arsenal. (REPORT)

Valencia coach Pako Ayestaran says that another Arsenal target, Shkodran Mustafi, is “not for sale”. (REPORT)

Liverpool is reportedly considering the option of loaning out centerback Mamadou Sakho. (REPORT)

England manager Sam Allardyce says he is interested in bringing John Terry back into the national team setup. (REPORT)

Aston Villa has signed defender Riche de Laet from Leicester City. (REPORT)


Bobby Wood earned his first start for Hamburg, while Christian Pulisic remained on the bench to headline Monday’s Americans Abroad. (READ)

Chesterfield have rejected a series of bids for U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team winger Gboly Ariyibi. (READ)

Cristian Roldan and Jozy Altidore headline this weekend’s Best of MLS. (READ)


  1. When Blonde Messi and Suarez are standing next to each other talking in pictures, it looks like the next two Bond villains are plotting to take over the world. I can’t help but laugh.


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