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GUARDIAN – Manchester United told Mats Hummels will remain at Borussia Dortmund

Hummels made captain by Jürgen Klopp to ward off suitors Klopp: He is going nowhere. He is staying with usJrgen Klopp has told Manchester United there is no prospect of his new Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels moving to Old Trafford this summer.The World Cup-winning central defender has been linked with a 25m transfer to United as Louis van Gaal looks to rebuild a back-line that lost veterans Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand at the end of last season. Hummels, a cornerstone of Dortmunds success under Klopp since arriving from Bayern Munich in 2008, has attracted widespread interest following his starring role in Germanys triumph in Brazil, with Arsenal also reportedly keen on the 25-year-old. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Luis Suárezs legal team upbeat on appeal chances before CAS hearing

Appeal hearing related to ban on all football-related activity Lawyers set to argue that ban be limited to internationalsLuis Surezs legal team are confident they can persuade the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to halve the four-month ban imposed by Fifa for biting an opponent when the appeal hearing takes place on Friday.The Barcelona strikers lawyers have travelled to CAS headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, in the runup to the hearing and are expected to argue that as the biting incident took place while playing for Uruguay in the World Cup the ban should be limited to international football. Continue reading…

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