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Cannon Fodder News and Links: Selfless strikers seem scarce

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News and links for Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

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Olivier Giroud and the dying art of selflessness
Why are strikers often judged solely on their goals? Aren't the best players team-centric, who can combine the obvious traits with those less so?

Yannick Bolasie: Everton sign midfielder from Crystal Palace for £25m - BBC Sport
Everton sign DR Congo international midfielder Yannick Bolasie, 27, from Crystal Palace for £25m on a five-year deal.

Real Madrid | Squad prepare for Bernabéu Trophy without Karim Benzema - AS.com
Questions marks are again hanging over Karim Benzema's physical condition with less than a week left before Real Madrid's La Liga opener

Pirlo denies Pogba quotes | Football Italia
British media carried quotes from the New York City FC midfielder in which he said the Bianconeri were “still laughing” about taking the Frenchman for free and then selling him back for €105m.

Paolo Maldini and the Art of Mane Maintenance
There's no disputing that Paolo Maldini was - and remains - a legend for AC Milan. But his shining hair has never received enough time in the spotlight.

Burnley sign Belgian playmaker Defour in record-breaking deal – ProSoccerTalk
Clarets make a splash to try and boost chances of survival.

Manchester City news: Fernandinho warns team-mates over Steaua - Goal.com
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho warns his team-mates that they must be cautious against Steaua Bucharest in their Champions League play-off tie