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What's trending: Arsenal to play MLS all-stars, Barcelona's record run

Here are the top stories from Thursday:

ARSENAL: The Gunners announced a two-game preseason tour of California this summer with the feature game against the MLS All-Stars on July 28.

- Arsene Wenger says Danny Welbeck could be ready to make his first appearance of the season in Arsenal's FA Cup game against Hull next weekend.

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool owner Fenway Sports Group has apologised "for the distress caused by our ticket pricing plan for the 2016-17 season" and announced general admission ticket prices at Anfield will be frozen for next season.

- Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has expressed his "pride" after the actions of the club's fans led to a U-turn on ticket prices at Anfield.

MAN UNITEDManchester United remain on course to become the first Premier League club with an annual turnover in excess of half a billion pounds -- despite their early Champions League exit. They announced record second-quarter revenues of £133m, a rise of 26 percent on last year, and still expect their income for the current financial year to be between £500-£510 million.

- Ed Woodward says Manchester United's transfer business cannot be compared to that of Premier League leaders Leicester City as they are shopping in different markets.

- Rio Ferdinand says promoting Ryan Giggs to manager would not be without risk, while Frank Lampard says Jose Mourinho could fit in at Old Trafford.

- Club blogger Scott Patterson says Man United need more out of wide players as Juan Mata moves infield.

REAL MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world, according to his manager Zinedine Zidane. 

BARCELONA: Barcelona manager Luis Enrique said his team's club-record 29-match unbeaten streak amounts to nothing more than "just numbers" following a 1-1 Copa del Rey semifinal draw with Valencia.

- See inside the numbers of Barcelona's club-record 29-game unbeaten run

- Valencia coach Gary Neville expressed his gratitude to the club's 16,400 fans who attended Wednesday's Copa del Rey meeting with Barcelona. The ground's capacity is 55,000.

MAN CITY: Samir Nasri says he is excited by Manchester City's future and wants to finish his career at the club. The French midfielder hasn't played since mid-October after having surgery on a tendon injury.

- Pep Guardiola will be thrilled at the prospect of working with young striker Kelechi Iheanacho, according to former Manchester City forward Paul Dickov.

CHELSEA: Oscar has insisted he wants to stay at Chelsea and win more trophies with the Blues, having been linked with a move to China.

- Vitesse are working on an arrangement that would see Chelsea youngsters move to the Netherlands on longer-term loan deals, the club's technical director has confirmed.

- Willian expects John Terry to leave Chelsea at the end of the season as the club captain's public contract stand-off rumbles on.

PSG: Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has put an end to speculation over his future by signing a new two-year contract with the French champions.

- Paris Saint-Germain cruised into the quarterfinals of the Coupe de France with a 3-0 win over Lyon at the Parc des Princes.

- Former Juventus striker David Trezeguet says Paris Saint-Germain's chances of winning the Champions League have been hit by a lack of competition in France.

BAYERN MUNICH: VfL Bochum have hit out at Arjen Robben, who drew a red card and a penalty in the cup match at the Ruhrstadion close to the half-time whistle. Bayern Munich beat the second-tier team 3-0.

SUNDERLAND: The club have terminated the contract of Adam Johnson after the midfielder pleaded guilty to one charge of grooming and another of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

- Former Arsenal right-back Emmanuel Eboue is training with Sunderland, Press Association Sport reports. He has been without a club since the summer, when his contract with Turkish side Galatasaray expired.

WEST HAM: Dimitri Payet has pledged his long-term future to the club by signing a new contract, which runs until 2021.

STOKE: Stoke forward Bojan Krkic has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract, committing him to the club until the summer of 2020.



Come back tomorrow for another round up of the trending stories across world football.


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