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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Aug. 30, 2013
Speaking at a media conference on Friday, UEFA President Michel Platini described the current transfer system as "robbery," and suggested that the use of goal-line technology has opened a "Pandora's Box" that could end with demands for other kinds of technology to aid referees' decisions. Read the whole story
The Daily Mail claims that Arsenal is planning to spend its entire $108.4 million transfer budget on three Real Madrid players: Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria and Karim Benzema. The trio could head to the Emirates after Gareth Bale completes his world record move from Tottenham to Real, with the ... Read the whole story
Real Madrid has warned Tottenham Hotspur that the Spanish giant would be just fine without Gareth Bale, after accusing Spurs chairman Daniel Levy of dragging his feet over the proposed world record transfer of a player who clearly does not want to play for Spurs again. Read the whole story
Everton on Thursday night rejected the latest bid from Manchester United for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, believed to be around $58.9 million. However, according to the Daily Mirror, the English champion is still miles away from meeting the Toffees' asking price for its star duo: $77.5 million. Read the whole story
In a surprise move, Kevin-Prince Boateng on Friday transferred from Serie A giant AC Milan to Schalke of the German Bundesliga. The Ghana international, who was born in Berlin, decided to return to Germany after four years playing abroad, signing a four-year deal with the Gelsenkirchen club. Read the whole story
The European Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday banned Besiktas from the Europa League this season after finding the Turkish giant guilty of match-fixing in its domestic league. Besiktas had defeated Norwegian side Tromso 3-2 in its Europa League playoff series on Thursday, but the ruling was handed down ... Read the whole story
Alessandro Matri on Friday rejoined AC Milan on a four-year deal for $14.5 million from Juventus. The 29-year-old made his Serie A debut for Milan in 2003 before leaving for Cagliari, and later, Juve, where he won two Serie A titles and two Supercups. Read the whole story
Tottenham on Friday signed Romanian international Vlad Chiriches from Steaua Bucharest for $13.2 million. Chiriches is seen as a replacement for William Gallas and Steven Caulker who both departed the London club this summer. Read the whole story

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