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When news broke on Sunday night that Javier Hernandez is going to Germany, Manchester United fans assumed that their team finally had a new striker lined up, and they were right. United is going to pay an astronomical sum of money for Anthony Martial, breaking the transfer records for a teenager and a French player. Martial scored 12 goals in 46 appearances last season, but Louis van Gaal insists he's not a panic buy. Right.
In Germany, things are popping off as well. Kevin De Bruyne has moved to Manchester City, setting a chain of events in motion. Piere-Emile Hojbjerg has joined Schalke ahead of a move by Julian Draxler, possibly to Wolfsburg.
Goal of the weekend
Angel Di Maria to Ezequiel Lavezzi. Think United could use this guy? (r/soccer)
In the news
Jurgen Klinsmann has named his USMNT squad for two September friendlies. (Stars and Stripes FC)
Jason Kreis called out Andrea Pirlo and co. after another embarrassing loss. (Hudson River Blue)
Casemiro has signed a contract extension. (Real Madrid)
Ivan Perisic has signed for Inter Milan. (FC Inter)
Construction workers at one of Russia's World Cup stadiums aren't getting paid. (Guardian)
Jose Mourinho says he'll keep giving his youngsters chances. (ESPN FC)
You should be reading
Mike Goodman on Barcelona's academy kids and their aging stars. (Grantland)
Rajan Mangat on Brentford's use of analytics and how it could change English football. (These Football Times)
James Yorke on the stats that defined the stories of EPL Week 4. (Stats Bomb)
Fun with transfer rumors
The section in which nothing should be taken seriously.
Chelsea are still pursuing Paul Pogba. (Star)
And they're signing Papy Djilobodji as center back depth. (We Ain't Got No History)
David De Gea to Real Madrid negotiations are ongoing. (Managing Madrid)
Tottenham are still trying to sign Victor Wanyama and Saido Berahino. (Telegraph)
The odds on Charlie Austin to Man United got slashed dramatically. (Metro)
Real Madrid might want Alberto Moreno. (Liverpool Offside)
Fabio Borini is set to move to Sunderland. (Liverpool Offside)
Nathaniel Chalobah is heading to Napoli. (We Ain't Got No History)
This weekend's games
Roma beat Juventus in a massive Serie A clash. (Chiesa Di Totti)
Swansea upset Manchester United in a thriller. (The Busby Babe)
Here's a wrap of Saturday's EPL games.
Real Madrid destroyed Real Betis. (Managing Madrid)
Barcelona just barely got by Malaga. (Barca Blaugranes)
Bayern Munich had no problem smashing Bayer Leverkusen. (Bavarian Football Works)
You can find highlights of all the MLS games from this weekend here. (MLS)
And NWSL highlights are here. (YouTube)
There's nothing going on today, or for a few days. It's international break, and games start on Thursday.