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Serial biter Luis Suarez had his appeal of his four-month FIFA suspension rejected by the sport's governing body.

With the rest of the World Cup going on, it seems like an under-reported story that FIFA has ventured outside their usual jurisdiction to impose a worldwide ban on Luis Suarez for four months. The Uruguay and Liverpool forward appealed the suspension and that appeal has now been rejected. He still has the option to appeal to further to the Court of Arbitration for Sport who might, indeed, indicate that FIFA can only ban him from playing for Uruguay. Regardless, this turn of events likely has zero impact on Suarez's likely move to Barcelona that continues to rumble forward.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Jul 10 - 10:32 AM

Serbian international Dusan Tadic has officially signed with Southampton for a reported £10.9m fee to replace the attacking threat in midfield created by Adam Lallana's departure for Liverpool.

New manager Ronald Koeman managed against Tadic for the past four seasons in the Dutch Eredivisie and has now brought Tadic in as his first recruit at Southampton. The difference in the fee gained for Lallana and paid for Tadic means that the Saints have plenty of room to strengthen elsewhere assuming Tadic can produce similarly to Lallana. The attacking midfielder is definitely one to watch heading into the new Premier League season as he'll have every chance to produce for the Saints and his new manager. The one warning here is that there are plenty of examples of high-scoring players from Holland who have failed to translate their success to the Premier League. The hope for Southampton will be that Koeman's familiarity with the player will have helped him pick out a player capable of making the leap.
Source: bbc.com
Jul 8 - 1:08 PM

With Brendan Rodgers making moves to upgrade the roster, two former starters may be on their way out of Anfield with Daniel Agger and Lucas Leiva both linked with continental moves.

Both players have been injured on a fairly regular basis in recent seasons and Brendan Rodgers didn't seem to be their biggest fans even when they were healthy. That usually signals that it is time to move on. Lucas has been linked with a move to join former manager Rafa Benitez at Napoli while Agger has long been linked with Barcelona, presumably as a reserve option in defense. The Barcelona opportunity may have passed but it seems likely that both players will be moving on as Rodgers continues his squad makeover.
Jul 8 - 10:23 AM

With the Luis Suarez transfer saga still making headlines, Liverpool have been linked with more attacking talent in the form of Lazar Markovic and Divock Origi.

If Liverpool are going to lose Luis Suarez, then they aren't going for stopgap measures to replace him. They are continuing to look to young players with very high ceilings as they start spending the Suarez transfer fee before it is confirmed. The latest two targets rumored to be close to a move are Serbian winger/forward Lazar Markovic and Belgium forward/World Cup sensation Divock Origi. Markovic (20) and Origi (19) are both poised to be exceptional talents but neither seem terribly likely to replace much of the production lost if Suarez goes to Barcelona. Reports indicate that Origi would be loaned back to Lille as part of the transfer deal. Sounds like a replacement in his prime is also in order if Liverpool are to keep their spot in the top four and challenge for the league title again this season.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Jul 7 - 10:04 AM

The Luis Suarez to Barcelona rumor seems to be gaining more and more steam and the Uruguay striker could be headed to Barcelona within 48 hours.

There have been many rumors about a Suarez move ever since the bite accident in the World Cup and it seems the rumors are true. Various reports from England and Spain are reporting that a deal is imminent. The reported sum is $137 million, which would made Suarez the second most expensive player in history behind Gareth Bale. If the move happens, Alexis Sanchez could be headed the other way to Liverpool as part of the compensation for Suarez or in a completely separate deal. Sanchez would be a great fit at Liverpool and would immediately be a great fantasy option.
Jul 4 - 9:43 AM

Southampton and FC Twnete have agreed on a fee for left-winger Dusan Tadic.

Tadic has been rumored to be coming in as Adam Lallana's replacement and the deal seems imminent. Tadic has 28 goals in 66 matches in the Eredivisie and is known as a playmaker. He is a Serbia international and is highly rated at the age of just 25. It seems Southampton are keen on rebuilding their squad after selling Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, and Rickie Lambert and Tadic is the first signing in the process.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 3 - 8:47 PM

Liverpool have signed Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can.

Can joins Liverpool at a £10m price tag and will provide the necessary backup for Liverpool to challenge for a title in multiple competitions. He comes in having played 29 Bundesliga and seven UEFA Champions League matches last season, so he has the necessary experience to fill in at the highest level. He is only 20 years old and can be a long term contributor at Anfield if he develops as expected. Can had three goals and three assists while being primarily deployed as a central or defensive midfielder at Leverkusen. He has the potential to be Steven Gerrard's long term replacement but don't expect big fantasy contributions right away as he will be eased into the Premier League.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 3 - 7:43 PM

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of midfielder Adam Lallana from Southampton on a long-term contract.

Lallana took the Premier League by storm, scoring nine goals and assisting six with Southampton last season. He was a creative force in the middle, involved in almost everything the Saints did. His good work earned him a spot on England's national team and now a move to Liverpool. The attacking midfielder is only 26-years-old and will be able to play for Liverpool for years to come. The Reds will be battling for the Premier League title once again next season but will also be competing in the Champions League, so expect Lallana to be busy.
Jul 1 - 9:25 AM

Southampton are after Serbian midfielder Dusan Tadic as a potential replacement for Adam Lallana.

Adam Lallana is expected to sign with Liverpool sometime this week and Southampton are already looking at replacements. Tadic is a Serbian midfielder who currently plays for FC Twente. He was the fourth best goalscorer in the Dutch top flight and is known as a do-it-all playmaker. He also had the highest number of assists in the Eredivisie. He is expected to cost around £10m but Southampton might have to battle for him as there have been rumors about more clubs interested in his services.
Source: DailyEcho
Jun 30 - 1:43 PM

Southampton want to bring in striker Pelle as a replacement for the departed Rickie Lambert.

Southampton have no target man after losing Lambert to Liverpool and new coach Ronald Koeman reportedly wants Pelle from Feyenoord. The 6ft 4in striker was signed by Koeman at Feyenoord and has been a force in the Eredivisie. He has scored 55 goals in 66 matches including 23 goals in 28 matches last season, making him one of the best strikers in the Dutch top flight last season. Southampton have a lot of money to spend this summer, so don't be surprised to see them make a few big signings. Pelle is expected to cost around £8m.
Source: DailyEcho
Jun 30 - 1:15 PM

Look away Liverpool supporters, in addition to the Luis Suarez-to-Spain and the Luis Suarez Biting stories you now have to face the possibility of Raheem Sterling moving to Real Madrid.

Reports in the Daily Mirror indicate that Real Madrid are interested in the emerging England and Liverpool winger to provide a second speedster in the line-up when Ronaldo is out injured. Until we see Sterling's name in Real Madrid-friendly Marca linked to the club, I'd take this with a grain of salt. Sterling is very young and shows a great deal of potential but Real Madrid tend to buy the finished article and, lest we forget, Theo Walcott, Andros Townsend and Aaron Lennon have all had moments where they were what Raheem Sterling is now (young, fast, full of potential) and none have ended up being the sort of players who turn up for Real Madrid.
Jun 29 - 10:13 AM

Uruguay Starting XI: Muslera, Godin (c), Pereira, Rodriguez, Forlan, Gimenez, Pereira, Arevalo, Gonzalez, Cavani, Caceres.

With Luis Suarez suspended, Uruguay have inserted Diego Forlan in the starting lineup. They face an extremely tough opposition in Colombia in what should be a great round of 16 game.
Jun 28 - 3:15 PM

The Southampton exodus continues this afternoon with Adam Lallana joining Luke Shaw in leaving the Saints with the midfielder set to join Liverpool.

The money isn't ours and Liverpool don't seem inclined to stop spending so whether £25million is an over-pay or not, Liverpool are definitely better and deeper today than they were yesterday. With Champions League football on order next season and the status of Luis Suarez up in the air after his third biting incident, the news of Lallana's signing will be welcome news for Liverpool supporters. What remains to be seen once the team is fully assembled is who will be starting and how often with Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez (maybe), Daniel Sturridge, Rickie Lambert, Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Lallana, Lucas, Joe Allen, and Emre Can all vying for playing time along with returning loanees Fabio Borini and Oussama Assaidi. That's a lot of bodies to accommodate even with extra Champions League matches sprinkled in.
Jun 27 - 10:57 AM

FIFA have handed Luis Suarez his punishment for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini - a nine match ban from international play ending his participation in World Cup 2014, and a four month ban from all play, which would cause him to miss Liverpool's first nine Premier League matches.

A key here in the ban is that Liverpool are allowed to transfer Suarez during the interim of his ban should another club want to take a chance on the dynamic player despite his clear pattern of an inability to control himself at times. Considering Liverpool have already dealt with his bite on Branislav Ivanovic, it would be a shock to see them keep him around and stand behind him again. He has suitors in La Liga and they may get his services at a discount but do not count on seeing him in the Premier League any time soon, if ever again.
Source: SkySports
Jun 26 - 11:00 AM

FIFA have opened disciplinary action against Luis Suarez after he appeared to bite Italy defender, Giorgio Chiellini, in their third round group-stage World Cup match. A decision is expected before Uruguay's next match, Saturday, against Colombia.

Suarez faces a ban of between two matches and two years. The video evidence is damning, and with his prior infractions, it's hard to imagine he gets less than the 10-match ban he received for biting Branislav Ivanovic last year. It seems that his World Cup campaign is over, despite Uruguay advancing, and he may yet again miss Liverpool's early season matches.
Source: NBC Sports
Jun 25 - 1:46 AM


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