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January transfer dates revealed

The January transfer window is about to open but, as usual, there are some differences in deadlines between the various major leagues, although nothing like the three week gap between the Premier League and competing divisions that was seen in the summer, and which was attributed as causing some of the instability behind the scenes seen at clubs like Manchester ...

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Arsenal wanted to offer Emery new contract

Before they decided to sack him as manager, Arsenal wanted to offer Unai Emery a new contract. That was in the summer following his first season with the club, with the hierarchy at the Emirates pleased with what he had achieved in his first 12 months in North London, including reaching the final of the Europa League. That was despite ...

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Haaland signing frees up Sancho move

The signing of Erland Haaland by Borussia Dortmund has increased the likelihood that Jadon Sancho will leave the German club in January, with Chelsea his preferred destination. Dortmund beat a host of clubs, including Manchester United, to the signature of the Red Bull Salzburg striker, but the repercussions of the move are likely to benefit another Premier League side. That ...

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Chelsea set to offer right-back new deal

Chelsea want to offer a new deal to right-back Tariq Lamptey. The 19 year old from Hillingdon is another graduate of their academy, and made his debut on Sunday when he came on as a substitute in the second-half at the Emirates on Sunday, helping his side turn around a one goal deficit to win with two goals in the ...

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West Ham target Giroud

New West Ham manager David Moyes has wasted no time in drawing up plans for the January transfer window, and, top of his New Year shopping list is Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud. Moyes was reappointed manager at the London Stadium for a second time on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the Hammers dismissed Manuel Pellegrini, with the East London ...

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Manchester United miss out on top target

Manchester United have missed out on one of their top January targets, after Norwegian striker Erling Haaland signed for Borussia Dortmund for £18 million, the buyout clause in his contract.. The Red Bull Salzburg forward had been heavily tipped for a move to Old Trafford, but, instead opted for Dortmund, although the reasons vary according to which report is being ...

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Lampard hints at January transfer activity

Frank Lampard has dropped a broad hint that Chelsea are likely to be active in the January transfer market. The West London club are free to sign new players again after their FIFA transfer ban was lifted, and now their manager has implied that new additions will be in-coming at Stamford Bridge after his team were beaten in front of ...

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Elneny set for Milan switch

Another player set to leave Arsenal in the January transfer window is Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny. The 27 year old was sent out on loan to Beşiktaş at the start of the season, having fallen down the pecking order under Unai Emery, and, after struggling initially in Turkey – he was sent off on his debut – he has since ...

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Xhaka ready for Hertha Berlin move

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has agreed a move back to the Bundesliga with Hertha Berlin. The 27 year old Swiss international has wanted to leave the Premier League club since being stripped of the captaincy in the wake of his furious reaction to being substituted in the league game against Crystal Palace at the Emirates in October. At that time ...

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French stars too expensive for Liverpool

firmino better than salah

Manager Jurgen Klopp has said that the reason there are no French players in his squad is because they are too expensive. The newly crowned Club World Cup Champions are one of several clubs linked with a move for PSG forward Kylian Mbappé. However, Klopp appears to have scotched those rumours with his comments, saying that the club could not ...

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