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Cannon Fodder News and Links: Friday

News and links for Friday, September 2, 2016.

Watford v Arsenal - Premier League Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images

Chelsea transfer news: The 38 players in the 'out on loan' WhatsApp group including Juan Cuadrado and Loic Remy | The Independent
Patrick Bamford, who has joined Burnley, revealed last year that Chelsea have an 'out on loan' WhatsApp group

Real Madrid: Dani Carvajal craves LaLiga glory -
There is one significant trophy missing from Dani Carvajal's collection, LaLiga, and the Real Madrid full-back is desperate to win it.

Trending Man United wanted Ngolo Kante Costa hits out at media - ESPN FC
N'Golo Kante has revealed that Jose Mourinho tried to convince him to join Man United instead of Chelsea, while Diego Costa hit out at the media.

Schweinsteiger named in Man United's 25-man Premier League squad - ESPN FC
Manchester United have included Bastian Schweinsteiger in their official squad list for the first half of the Premier League season.

Lionel Messi: I did not deceive anybody -
Lionel Messi says he "did not deceive anybody" after making his first appearance for Argentina since reversing his decision to retire from internationals

Chelsea news: I spoke to Mourinho about Man Utd move - Kante -
Midfielder N'Golo Kante has revealed Jose Mourinho tried his utmost to lure him to Manchester United, but he could not turn down Antonio Conte at Chelsea

World Cup qualifying features Messi Neymar Pogba and Rooney - ESPN FC
The international break really isn't all bad (*extremely Ron Howard voice* it is), with the likes of Italy's teen sensation Donnarumma and Lionel Messi in World Cup qualification action.

Breaking down barriers with Sporting Bengal - The Set Pieces
While their first-team may be in the midst of their most successful season yet, this isn’t a club that measures achievement through three points on a Saturday afternoon. Since its inception two decades ago, its primary objective has been to give the local Asian community a voice on the pitch.

Gianni Infantino: FIFA reveals president's salary |
Infantino has agreed to an annual salary of $1.53 million with no bonus in 2016. He will be eligible for a bonus in 2017 under a new FIFA compensation policy.

Extra-time could be SCRAPPED in Uefa competitions with matches going straight to penalties - Mirror Online
The prospect of drawn matches going straight to penalties was discussed by the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho during a Uefa meeting in Switzerland

Franz Beckenbauer investigated for corruption over 2006 World Cup - BBC News
Swiss prosecutors open a criminal investigation into German football legend Franz Beckenbauer and three others over Germany's bid for the 2006 World Cup.

Barcelona concerned by Premier League cash - Albert Soler - ESPN FC
Premier League clubs spent a lot of money this summer. The biggest spenders were Manchester United, who bought Paul Pogba. Barcelona wanted Pogba, but weren't willing to pay what United were, so they're throwing their toys out of the crib and pitching a fit about the Premier League's money.