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Jonny Evans close to Leicester move

Leicester City are on the brink of signing Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion. Evans who was captain of the relegated side had a clause in his contract which dictated that he could be sold for a reduced fee in the event that Albion failed to hold on to their Premiership status, and this has resulted in a fee of ...

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Chelsea transfer plans on hold due to Conte stand-off

Chelsea’s summer transfer plans are currently at a standstill because of uncertainty over who will be in charge at Stamford Bridge next season. Although current manager Antonio Conte is widely expected to be sacked, reports The Daily Mail, three weeks after the FA Cup Final he remains in charge, whilst the club continue to search for his successor. Former Napoli boss ...

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What Would Make a Successful World Cup for England?

Every national team has its issues with pressure, be it too much or too little, from their media outlets. However, few teams enter – and depart from – major tournaments with the frequency of existential crisis like the England national team do.  Back in the heyday of England’s second ‘golden generation’ of Beckham, Scholes, Gerrard, Lampard, Ferdinand et al, the ...

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Marouanne Fellaini linked with Arsenal move

Marouanne Fellaini has been linked with a move to Arsenal. The 30-year old Belgian is out of contract at Old Trafford, and has been linked with a move away from the club he joined in 2013 from Everton. He has been offered a one-year extension to his current deals, but with first-team opportunities limited for him towards the end of ...

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Yaya Toure ready to play for City rivals for £1 a week

Yaya Toure is ready to offer his services to all of Manchester City’s main rivals – Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal – when his contract at the Etihad expires at the end of the month. This is according to Dimitry Selyuk, the player’s agent, who has made it clear that Toure wants to remain in England so that he can ...

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Former Arsenal star joins Villarreal

Former Arsenal star Santi Cazorla has re-joined La Liga side Villarreal. The 33-year old midfielder has not played a game since October 2016 because of a persistent Achilles injury that has refused to heal properly. At one point there were fears that his foot would have to be amputated after the injury became infected, and he had to have part ...

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Harry Kane ranked the world’s most valuable player

The Daily Mirror reports that a study has voted Tottenham striker, Harry Kane, as the most valuable player in world football, ahead of the likes of Neymar, Messi and Ronaldo. The CIES Football Observatory study of Europe’s top five leagues uses a complex algorithm to compile its list, with factors such as players’ displays, their club performances, international status, and ...

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Premier League ready to ban dual agent representation

premier league transfers

The Daily Telegraph reports that the Premier League is set to ban the practice whereby agents can represent both the play and the club during a transfer, amid ongoing concerns about the vast sums of money which are being paid to intermediaries. It is expected that the decision will be ratified at the Premier League’s annual general meeting later this ...

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Leicester chase Turkish Messi

According to talkSPORT, Leicester City are working on a deal to bring Abdűlkadir Őműr, who has been described as the Turkish Messi, to the King Power stadium. The 18 year-old forward currently plays for Turkish side Trabzonspor, and is regarded as a star of the future. Arsenal have been linked with him in the past, while he has also been ...

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