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Clubs could present united front against players

Premier League and Championship clubs are considering joining forces to present a united front, by agreeing an unprecedented “no-poaching” deal, which would see them voluntarily consent not to try to sign players from a rival unhappy about being asked to take a pay cut. It comes after informal discussions between executives of clubs who believe that a collective approach may ...

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Rojo wants extended loan spell

Manchester United Marcos Rojo wants to extend his loan spell with Argentine club Estudiantes. The 30 year old returned to his boyhood club on loan until the end of the season, but injuries restricted him to just one appearance, before the Covid-19 pandemic put an end to football in Argentina, at least temporarily. However, now fully recovered, he is hoping ...

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United’s Haaland hopes dealt a blow

Manchester United’s hopes of signing striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer have been dealt a blow. United, along with Real Madrid, are both hoping to sign the Norwegian teenager in the summer by taking advantage of a £65 million release clause in his contract, but they have now been informed that it does not come into effect until ...

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Premier League clubs want delay to new Brexit rules

Premier League clubs are hoping that new rules  which are come into effect on January 1st 2021 as a result of Brexit can be deferred. Under the new regulations, clubs, in line with FIFA guidelines, will not be able to sign players under 18 from overseas.  However, with the game currently suspended they want more time to adapt to the ...

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Chelsea linked with Derby midfielder

Chelsea are being linked with a summer move for Derby County midfielder Max Bird, who played under Frank Lampard when he was in charge of the Championship side. The 19 year old midfielder, who came through the academy system at Derby, was given his first-team debut by Lampard, and he has since gone on to make 27 appearances for them. ...

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Kanté on Real shortlist

N’Golo Kanté is one of three men on a shortlist drawn-up by Real Madrid as they look to strengthen their midfield. Real are looking to provide help to Brazilian Casimiro, who has been a virtual ever present in their side in recent seasons. They have narrowed their preferences down to three, and Kanté is in the running along with Boubakary ...

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Chelsea could revive interest in Mertens

Chelsea could be set to revive their interest in Napoli forward Dries Mertens. The Stamford Bridge side made a move for the 32 year old Belgian international, but that was turned down at the time, and it was expected that he would sign a new deal with the Serie A side. But now it appears he has had a change ...

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Spurs will not sell Kane to Premier League rivals

Spurs are not prepared to sell Harry Kane to any of their Premier League rivals. There have been suggestions recently that Kane wants to leave the club because he wants to win trophies and he perceives there is a lack of ambition at White Hart Lane. And now reports have emerged that chairman Daniel Levy is prepared to contemplate the ...

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Ndombélé wants to leave Spurs

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombélé is considering leaving Spurs in the summer after just one season with the club. The 23 year old French international signed for Spurs from Lyon for a record fee of £55 million last summer, but, despite scoring on his Premier League debut against Aston Villa, he has struggled in North London, and found it difficult to ...

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Smalling likely to return to Old Trafford

The financial implications of the Covid-19 pandemic seem to have put paid to Chris Smalling’s hopes of a permanent move to Roma. The former England defender had enjoyed an excellent first season In Italy, quickly adapting to the lifestyle and producing a string of impressive performances. That prompted Roma to try to make the deal permanent, although the two clubs ...

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