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The Footy Files: Weekly European soccer betting odds and analysis

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The busy and exciting world of European soccer can sometimes be difficult to navigate for bettors. Monty Andrews takes a look at some of the most important news stories, odds, key injuries, and betting trends to help with your footy wagers.

Arsenal set to make transfer offer for Cavani

Metro Dec 3, 2014 - 11:17 AM ET
Arsenal are reportedly set to make an offer for PSG striker Edinson Cavani with the club determined to win the race for his signature at the end of the season. Cavani has been strongly linked with a switch to the Emirates Stadium recently, amid growing suggestions that he’s unhappy in France.

Multiple PL clubs interested in Ayew

Pro Soccer Talk Oct 20, 2014 - 3:26 PM ET
Andre Ayew has become one of the hottest names on the transfer market as a bundle of Premier League clubs have eyes on the Ghanaian international. Reports pen Liverpool, Everton, Swansea City, Hull City and West Ham as five clubs that would like to acquire the services of the 2011 African Footballer of the Year.

Liverpool closing on Radamel Falcao deal

Give Me Sport Aug 20, 2014 - 3:14 PM ET
Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Radamel Falcao, according to reports in France. Le 10 Sport claims this evening that a move to Merseyside is now gathering pace, and that the Reds have convinced the player that they are the best option in the Premier League.

Chelsea ready for Cech bids from Real Madrid, others

Daily Mail Aug 15, 2014 - 11:02 AM ET
Chelsea are preparing for a sudden flurry of offers for Petr Cech amid fears he is losing his duel with Thibaut Courtois to be first-choice goalkeeper. Jose Mourinho has insisted he will not reveal before Sunday who will start their opening game at Burnley on Monday night.

Thiago Silva out for 'several weeks'

ESPN FC Aug 13, 2014 - 4:40 PM ET
Thiago Silva will be sidelined for up to "several weeks" after suffering a thigh injury in Paris Saint-Germain's friendly win over Napoli on Monday. Silva, 29, pulled up just 12 minutes into the game at the Stadio San Paolo after feeling pain in his right thigh.

Report: Edinson Cavani to Arsenal for $85 million?

Pro Soccer Talk Aug 13, 2014 - 11:56 AM ET
After already spending $95 million on new players this summer, is Arsene Wenger set to splash the cash once again? Reports from Spain suggest that Wenger is chasing Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani and despite the forward stating he wishes to remain at PSG, Arsenal are set to make a bid believed to be in the region of $85 million.

Report: Madrid agree $107M deal for Rodriguez

Pro Soccer Talk Jul 17, 2014 - 6:43 PM ET
Reigning European Champions Real Madrid certainly aren’t messing around during the offseason. After snapping up Toni Kroos on Thursday for a reported $30 million from Bayern Munich, reports across Europe suggest that Colombian hotshot James Rodriguez is set to join Real from AS Monaco.

PSG would demand over £60M for striker Cavani

talkSport Jul 16, 2014 - 8:39 AM ET
Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal would have to fork out over £60million for reported target Edinson Cavani, according to talkSPORT’s French football expert Julien Laurens. The forward is thought to be unhappy with his role at current club Paris Saint-German, where he is often forced to play out of position and play second fiddle to star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and is keen on a move away from the French champions.

Man Utd readying £63m bid for James Rodriguez

The Express Jul 15, 2014 - 2:59 PM ET
The talented 22-year-old is one of the most sought-after players in the game after stealing the show at the World Cup, with Carlo Ancelotti's Madrid favourite for his signature. Rodriguez, who helped himself to six goals and two assists in Brazil, is believed to have his heart set on a move to the Champions League winners, but Louis Van Gaal and Brendan Rodgers are keen to offer him an alternative path.

Liverpool and Arsenal chase Mexico hotshot Ochoa

The Express Jun 18, 2014 - 11:07 AM ET
The 28-year-old shotstopper is a free agent after his contract with French outfit Ajaccio expired, and a number of teams are chasing his signature, including mega-rich Monaco. Liverpool and Arsenal are both in need of cover between the sticks, and Ochoa would be regarded as a real coup for either side.

Ibrahimovic open to future MLS switch

ESPN FC Jun 5, 2014 - 3:26 PM ET
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Sports Illustrated that Thierry Henry's success in the MLS could sway his decision to end his playing career in the USA. Henry, 36, has enjoyed a fine end to his glorious career since moving to New York Red Bulls in 2010, even winning the Best MLS Player ESPY Award last season as the league's top player.

Beckham hints he may come out of retirement

The Guardian Jun 3, 2014 - 5:08 PM ET
David Beckham has hinted he might come out of retirement and start playing football again. The former England captain, who retired last year after a short stint playing in France for Paris Saint-Germain, admitted he had “a tough time” after calling a halt to his career.

PSG pursuing Eden Hazard

Fansided May 23, 2014 - 2:17 PM ET
Paris Saint-Germain are expected to finalize the deal for Chelsea’s David Luiz very soon, but it appears that they also want to pursue Eden Hazard. With Jose Mourinho back at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea failed to win a title this year and some reports suggest that Hazard isn’t exactly happy with the managing style of his current boss.

Wenger believes Man City, PSG should be excluded

Fox Sports May 9, 2014 - 3:35 PM ET
Arsene Wenger has urged UEFA to get tough by excluding clubs that breach its spending rules from European competition. Manchester City and Paris St Germain both face heavy sanctions from European football's governing body after being found to have exceeded financial fair play (FFP) limitations.

Rooney could line up with Ibrahimovic for PSG

Daily Mail May 4, 2014 - 10:18 AM ET
With Van Gaal in charge Robin van Persie, who was set to quit the club in the summer, is likely to be persuaded to stay. And an Gaal, who will manage Van Persie with Holland at the World Cup, is set to make his compatriot the main man up front and perhaps even offer him the captaincy.

Monaco hope to tempt Wenger with £22m a year deal

Daily Mail Apr 26, 2014 - 4:56 PM ET
Monaco are prepared to offer Arsene Wenger a staggering £12.4million a year, after tax, to take over from Claudio Ranieri at the end of the season. Though the Arsenal manager has turned down overtures from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco have been encouraged by the uncertainty surrounding his future at the Emirates and are ready to tempt him with a salary equivalent to £22m in the UK — three times the £7.5m he currently earns.
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