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Arsenal ignored chief scout’s advice

Arsenal went against the advice of their chief scout when they signed Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia and Lucas Pérez from Deportivo La Coruña in 2016. The Gunners paid £17 million to Deportivo for Pérez, and £35 million to Valencia for Mustafi, but neither have provided to be good investments. Pérez played just 11 games for the Gunners before he was ...

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Juventus want Dani Ceballos

Arsenal’s hopes of keeping hold of midfielder Dani Ceballos have been dealt a blow because Juventus are interested in signing him. The Spanish midfielder joined the Gunners on a season long loan from Real Madrid, but, after a bright start, faded, along with much of the squad under Unai Emery, with an injury incurred on Europa League duty further hindering ...

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Barcelona end their interest in Willian

Barcelona have ended their interest in Chelsea winger Willian who is available on a free transfer this season. The Catalans had long been linked with a move for the Brazilian and tried to sign him two years ago, but failed with a £60 million bid. After failing to agree on a new deal at Stamford Bridge, the 31 year old ...

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Coutinho linked with Chelsea

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Phillippe Coutinho, although whether it will be a loan or a permanent deal remains to be seen. The former Liverpool player signed for Barcelona in a £142 million move in January 2018, but has struggled to make an impression in Catalonia, and was sent to Bayern Munich on a season long loan ...

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Premier League duo linked with Bayern move

Both Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked with a move for French midfielder Corentin Toliso, who plays for Bayern Munich. The 25 year old was part of the French World Cup squad that one the World Cup in 2018, but has fallen out of favour since Hans-Dieter Frank took over at the Allianz Arena, and has started just seven ...

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Ziyech Transfer could be delayed

The transfer of Moroccan international Hakim Ziyech could be delayed. The 26 year old winger signed a five year contract with Chelsea in February, after a £37.8 million deal for his services was agreed with Ajax. The move was due to go through at the end of the domestic campaigns, but all that has been thrown in the air because ...

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AC Milan interested in Torreira again

AC Milan want to reignite their interest in Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira. That comes after they considered a move for him last summer, but, at that time, Arsenal had no interest in signing him. The Uruguayan international arrived at the Emirates in a £26 million move from Sampdoria, but struggled to adapt to life in London, and favoured a move ...

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Changes to transfer window announced

FIFA has announced big changes to the transfer window and players’ contracts as it reacts to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled to open on July 1st, the summer transfer window will now only start when the current seasons finish. Whilst they have set no firm dates for this, they have stipulated that it should fall between ...

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Lingard wants to stay at United

England midfielder Jesse Lingard wants to stay at Manchester United and fight for his place, despite reports linking him with a move to Arsenal or Everton. The 27 year old has struggled at Old Trafford this season, scoring just twice in 35 appearances, and, with the arrival of Bruno Fernandes at the club in January there were some who felt ...

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Arsenal linked with Spanish defender

Arsenal have been linked with a move for defender Unai Núñez who plays for Athletic Bilbao. The 23 year old centre-back was linked with a move to West Ham in January, but now it is their London rivals who have turned their attention to him. The 6 foot 1 inch defender has come through the ranks at Bilbao and has ...

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