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Darmian set to leave United – but not yet

Matteo Darmian is set to leave Manchester United – but he may have to wait until next summer before doing so. The Italian has been linked with a return to his homeland all summer, but now come reports that he has already agreed a deal to move to Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan when his contract runs out at Old Trafford ...

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City escape Chelsea transfer ban

Manchester City have been fined £315,000 (CHF 370,000), but have avoided a transfer bam after they admitted that they breached the FIFA rules on signing new players. The club was found to have broken Article 19 of the FIFA regulations regarding the signing of international players under 18, the same breach that saw Chelsea handed a two window transfer ban. ...

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Lovren prepares for Liverpool exit

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Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren believes that his time in England is coming to an end as he looks set to leave Anfield before the European transfer windows close. The 30-year old Croatian no longer features in Jurgen Klopp’s plans, and was left out completely of their squad for the opening day fixture against Norwich City on Friday night. Now he ...

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Rojo frustrated by Everton loan collapse

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has been left angry and frustrated by the collapse of his loan deal to Everton on deadline day. And he has laid the blame for the failure of the deal firmly at the door of United, who decided to change the parameters of the proposed loan arrangement on the final morning, causing Everton to walk ...

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Sturridge set to make decision about his future

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Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge is set to make a decision about his future by the end of this week. The 29-year old is a free agent having been released from the Anfield side at the end of last season, and has a host of options from which to choose, including a contract worth £9 million from Turkish ...

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The economics of Arsenal’s transfer window explained

Arsenal fans feared the worst at the start of the summer, when reports emerged from the club that Unai Emery had a budget of only £45 million to spend on new players. Yet the deadline day arrivals of Kiernan Tierney from Celtic and David Luiz from Chelsea took the total value of players arriving at the Emirates to £141 million. ...

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How Lukaku’s Old Trafford career ended in acrimony

Romelu Lukaku secured his desired move to Inter Milan on deadline day. Now reports are emerging how his last days at Manchester United were soured by acrimony. First, the Belgian striker was given a huge dressing down by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Lukaku leaked the results of a confidential sprint speed test, which embarrassed Luke Shaw who came last. ...

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Lampard wants to sign Chilwell

Frank Lampard wants to sign Leicester City and England full-back 22-year old when Chelsea’s transfer ban is lifted again. The Chelsea boss has been tracking Chilwell’s progress for some time, and regards the 22-year old left-back as somebody that he wants in his team. Manchester City considered making a bid for Chilwell in the summer but, in the end, decided ...

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Aurier wants to quit Spurs

Right-back Serge Aurier is angling for a move away from Spurs before the European transfer windows close. The 26 year old Ivory Coast international was an unused substitute on Saturday, as Tottenham came from behind to beat newly promoted Aston Villa 3 – 1 at home.   Now Aurier is looking for a move away from the side he joined ...

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De Gea yet to sign new contract

Fresh doubts about the future of David de Gea at Manchester United have emerged as the Spanish keeper has not yet signed a new contract with the club. Reports last month suggested that this long-running saga had finally come to an end with the 28-year old agreeing a bumper new six year deal with the club. There were even some ...

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