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Scott Brown set to extend his Celtic stay

Celtic captain Scott Brown has indicated that he is ready to sign a new contract with the Scottish champions. The 33-year old midfielder’s current deal at Parkhead expires at the end of the present season, but talks over a new contract have already started, with, according to The Daily Star, the player indicating that it is a matter of when, ...

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Fulham ready to offer new deal to Ryan Sessegnon

Fulham are ready to offer a new contract to teenager Ryan Sessegnon as they try to secure the future of one of their biggest assets. The 18-year old’s current deal expires in less than two years’ time and, according to The Evening Standard, the West London club are keen to tie down the versatile player, who has been heavily linked ...

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Cesc Fabregas in line for January move to Milan

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas could be set for a move to AC Milan in the January transfer window. That is according to The Daily Mirror who report that the 31-year old midfielder could be sold by the West London club then, rather than allowing him to leave on a free next summer. Out of contract next July, he is unlikely ...

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Former Aston Villa striker linked with Celtic

Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has been linked with a move to Celtic after making a “come and get me” plea after playing in a charity match at Parkhead over the weekend. The 31-year old is currently a free agent after being released by Villa and, after scoring in the match, the former England international made unabashed appeal to ...

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Aston Villa ready to sign free agent Huth

Aston Villa have been linked with a move for former Premier League winner Robert Huth. Villa had been expected to re-sign former England captain John Terry, who spent last season on loan with the Championship club, but following the shock news that the 37-year old is set to complete a lucrative move to Spartak Moscow, they have been forced to ...

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Kenny Dalglish and the role of Player Manager

Introduction Gareth Ainsworth of Wycombe Wanderers is a rare breed in English football now, in that he is employed by his clubs as a player manager, responsible for all the training, organisation and administration that goes on off the field during the week, and yet happy to swap his suit and tie for shirts and shorts come the weekend. Yet, ...

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Club Manager 2019: A game made by equals but with no equal

They say that pressure makes diamonds, but rough diamonds are more often than not mistaken for worthless pebbles. From Gerard Pique to Jerome Boateng, Mohamed Salah to Kevin De Bruyne, footballers who were precipitously considered as flops have gone on to become household names in the game; establishing themselves as some of the best there is in their positions. Although players often fall victim to the harshest of criticisms, how ...

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UEFA Nations League: England 1 – 2 Spain Review

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Three months after their celebrated run to the World Cup semi-finals, England received a harsh reality check from a dominant Spanish side on Saturday night at Wembley. Luis Enrique’s first competitive game as Spain head-coach saw his team show fantastic character to come from behind to beat the Three Lions 2-1. In truth, England showed grit, guts and no shortage of industry, but they were outplayed for ...

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English transfer deadline set to be moved back again

The experiment of moving the closure of the English transfer window to before the start of the season looks like it is set to be abandoned after just one year, with leading clubs labelling it a failure. That is according to The Sun who report that the issue will be discussed at a meeting of the Premier League clubs later ...

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Bournemouth boss in line for bumper new deal

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is set to sign a bumper new deal which will see him become one of the best paid managers in The Premier League. The 40-year old who is in his second spell in charge of the South Coast club has long been touted with a move to a bigger club, having now only secured promotion to ...

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