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Arsenal closing on deal for French winger

Arsenal are close to agreeing a deal for L’Orient winger Claude Maurice. The 21 year old is much in demand, with West Ham, Brighton and Newcastle amongst the Premier League clubs interested in him, whilst foreign clubs like Borussia Monchoengladbach, and RB Leipzig, as well as domestic rivals Lyon, Lille, and Monaco, also said to be interested in him. However, ...

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Torreira not for sale

Arsenal have no intention of selling Lucas Torriera this summer. That is despite reported interest from Italy and AC Milan, who are set to appoint Marco Giampaolo as manager. Giampaolo is currently manager at Serie A rivals Sampdoria, the club that sold the Uruguayan midfielder to The Gunners last summer in a £26 million deal. However, although he is keen ...

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Willian set to sign new deal at Chelsea

Willian is on the verge of signing a new two-year deal at Chelsea. The 30-year old Brazilian was widely expected to follow Eden Hazard out of the exit door at Stamford Bridge, with Barcelona amongst the clubs with which he has been linked. However, there has been a change of mind, and now he is expected to extend his stay ...

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Lampard set to take over at Chelsea

Chelsea are set to appoint Frank Lampard as their new manager, although not without their fair share of dramas along the way. Outgoing boss Maurizio Sarri ignored last minute pleas to say by the Stamford Bridge hierarchy, with The Sun reporting that he rejected the offer because he felt “violated” by abusive fans. Instead, he will take up the vacant ...

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Edu cleared to join Arsenal

Former Arsenal midfielder Edu Gaspar has been given the clearance he needed in order to re-join the club in the role of Technical Director. He is currently working with the Brazil national team who are taking part in the Copa América as General Manager, having previously spent time with the Iranian national squad and local side Corinthians. The 41-year old ...

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Juve hold Pogba discussions

Fabio Paratici, the Sporting Director of Juventus, has begun negotiations with Manchester United over the potential transfer of Paul Pogba, back to the club he left for a world record fee, at the time, of £93.25 million. That is according to Sky Sports who report that Patricio meet representatives of United at their London offices, and that discussions are a ...

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Arsenal set to complete first summer deal

Arsenal are set to complete their first summer signing in the form of German goalkeeper Markus Schubert. The 21-year old Dynamo Dresden keeper is available on a free transfer because he is out of contract with his club, which makes him very attractive to Arsenal whose transfer funds this summer are severely limited following the club’s failure to secure Champions ...

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Liverpool no longer interested in Fekir

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Despite stories to the contrary emanating from France, Liverpool are no longer interested in signing Lyon play-maker Nabil Fekir. The 25-year old French international was so close to joining Liverpool last summer in a transfer deal worth £53 million that he was pictured in a Liverpool shirt, and conducted interviews for the club’s social media channels. However, the deal collapsed ...

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Dejan Lovren linked with move to AC Milan

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Dejan Lovren is a potential target for AC Milan. That is according to Sky Sports who report that, whilst they have yet to make a serious offer, they consider Lovren a top target, and are likely to make a bid for him when, as expected, current Sampdoria manager, Marco Giampaolo, is confirmed as the man to succeed Gennaro Gattuso as ...

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Chelsea will not exercise Kovacic option

Chelsea will not exercise their option to buy Croatian midfielder Matteo Kovacic, and he is set to return to his parent club Real Madrid. They, in turn, do not want him, and he is likely to be sold to Inter Milan, now ironically enough, managed by ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conté. Kovacic arrived on a season-long loan at Stamford Bridge last ...

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