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Mustafi linked with Monaco move

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has been linked with a move to AS Monaco. The German international who joined the club from Valencia three years ago for a fee of £35 million is under contract at Arsenal until 2021. However, fiercely criticised by the club’s fans for a string of catastrophic defensive mistakes, he has become something of a talisman for ...

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How Arsenal have afforded Pépé deal

Eyebrows have been raised about Arsenal’s bid for Lille winger Nicolas Pépé, given that the £72 million reported fee is way in excess of their limited transfer budget, which has been reported to be anywhere between £40 million and £45 million. Whilst the club have denied these figures, it has still raised questions in terms of how they can afford ...

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United and Juventus close to huge swap deal

Manchester United and Juventus are on the verge of completing a major swap deal which will see striker Romelu Lukaku move to Turin, with Argentine playmaker Paolo Dybala head in the opposite direction to Old Trafford. Belgian international Lukaku has not featured at all for United in their pre-season, and was left out of the 26-man squad named for their ...

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Ryan Kent will not be loaned again

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Ryan Kent will not be returning to Rangers on loan again. Kent enjoyed a highly successful spell at Ibrox last season, scoring 6 goals in 43 appearances, and was voted the PFA Scotland young player of the year. Steven Gerrard had been hoping to take him back for a further loan spell, but Liverpool are only ready to consider a ...

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Chelsea ready to sell Bakayoko and Drinkwater

New Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is ready to sell Tiemoué Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater. When he joined the club Lampard promised to give every player a chance, including those who had been on loan or were languishing in the reserves under former boss Maurizio Sarri. However, having run the rule over all the players in his squad during the club’s ...

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Arsenal to launch loan bid for Juventus defender

Arsenal are ready to launch a bid to bring Juventus central defender Daniele Rugani on loan for the following season. The Gunners have signed forward Gabriel Martinez and taken midfielder Dani Ceballos on loan, whilst they have been heavily linked with moves for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney and Lille winger Nicolas Pépé. However, the biggest area of concern for most ...

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Lampard faces Foreign Legion problem

As if not being able to sign any new players is a big enough challenge, newly appointed Chelsea manager Frank Lampard faces another key problem ahead of the new season in the form of the number of non-home-grown players in his squad. That is because, under UEFA rules, clubs playing in the Champions League may include no more than 17 ...

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Teenager signs for Liverpool

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Liverpool have made their second signing of the summer in the shape of 16-year old Harvey Elliott from Fulham. The teenager made Premier League history last season when he became the youngest player ever to feature in the Premier League when he came on as a substitute against Wolves.  He joins another teenager Sepp van der Berg, as the only ...

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United close to securing Fernandes deal

Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon captain Bruno Fernandes after the Portuguese side accepted a £62 million (€70 million) bid for the midfielder.   Discussions over the proposed move have rumbled on throughout the summer, delayed in part by United’s preferred transfer policy of focussing on one transfer deal at a time. However, with ...

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Arsenal close to deal for Lille winger

Arsenal are on the verge of reaching an agreement to sign Lille winger Nicolas Pépé for €80 million (£72 million). That is according to The BBC who report that a deal between the twoi clubs is close, although Arsenal have yet to agree personal terms with the player’s reprsentatives. The news comes as a surprise given that Arsenal have been ...

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