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Arsenal consider centre-half reinforcements in January

Arsenal are considering signing a new centre-half in January as they find themselves short of cover in defence. Last week they lost Rob Holding, who has been their most impressive central defender this season, to a cruciate ligament injury which will keep him out of action for 9 months, and with first-choice alternatives Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papasthathopoulos both unavailable ...

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West Ham captain signs contract extension

West Ham captain Mark Noble has sign a contract extension with the club that will keep him in East London until 2021. The 31-year old is currently the longest-serving player with The Hammers, having made 446 senior appearances since his debut in August 2004 in a League Cup tie against Southend United as a 17-year old.  Now, he has extended ...

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Yaya Touré set for talks with Premier League clubs

Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Touré is set to arrive in London for talks about a move back to the Premier League. The 35-year old moved to Greek club Olympiacos in the summer, but has left them by mutual consent after playing just five times for them, allegedly because they were unable, due to financial restrictions, to honour the “pay-as-you-play” ...

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Newcastle wants to sign Greek midfielder

Newcastle United wants to sign Greek international midfielder Andreas Samaris from Benfica when the transfer window opens again in January. According to The Mirror, The Tyneside club made an enquiry about Samaris in the summer but were deterred by the transfer fee, which was said to be £10 million. However, the 29-year old is out of contract next summer in ...

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Spurs linked with Real Madrid attacking midfielder

Spurs have been linked with a move in January for Real Madrid attacking midfielder Marco Asencio, with Mauricio Pochettino keen to strengthen his squad after failing to buy anyone in the summer window. That is according to Spanish outlet Marca who claim that Spurs have already made an approach for the 22-year old which has been turned down, and the ...

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Manchester City to sign US goalkeeper

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Zack Steffen from MLS side Columbus Crew next summer. That is according to Sky Sports who report that the 23-year old will join City on a 4 year deal next July, when the summer transfer window open, for a fee reported to be in the region of £10 million, the highest in ...

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The curious case of three Dutch legends who won little

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The first came out of retirement to play for one last time. The second has made it clear he would retire at the end of the 2018-19 season. The third announced he had retired from professional football with immediate effect. The simultaneous retirement of these three high profile players is not just a mere coincidence. It happens to be one ...

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Jadon Sancho transfer value rockets

England international Jadon Sancho’s transfer value has sky-rocketed in just three months. That is according to The BBC who report that the 18 year-old is now worth nearly £80 million, more than 800% what he was valued at in September, based on figures compiled by the CIES Football Observatory. The former Manchester City player joined Borussia Dortmund for £10 million ...

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Fulham linked with January move for Leicester striker

New Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri wants to sign Leicester City striker Islam Slimani in the January window. Ranieri signed the Algerian international for a club-record fee when he was in charge at Leicester in August 2016, but the move did not work out, and he only found the net 8 times in 35 appearances before he was sent on loan ...

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Tottenham defender signs new long-term deal

Young Tottenham defender Kyle Walker-Peters has signed a new four and a half year deal with the club. The England under-21 international only penned a new deal as recently as May; however, club and player have now negotiated a revised contract that will keep him at the club until June 2023, reports The Evening Standard. Walker-Peters joined the Tottenham academy ...

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