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When the Strongest lost their strength

The Strongest is the oldest active football club in Bolivia, and is the only side in the country to have played continuously in the country’s top flight for more than a century. They are based in the capital La Paz, and they have been league champions 12 times,  and lifted the Bolivian Cup on three occasions. They have the distinction ...

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The Day the World lost its Colour

The Republic of Suriname is a small country in the North-East of South America. Formerly known as Dutch Guinea, it was a Dutch colony until 1954, and the cultural, social, and economic ties between the two countries remain close, Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard. Edgar Davids , Clarence Seedorf, and Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbank are but a few of the illustrious names of ...

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Juve ready to offer two players for Bellerín

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Juventus want to sign Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin in the summer. And they are willing to offer two players in part exchange. Bellerin has neem linked with a move away from North London at the end of the season and came close to joining PSG last year. However, they failed to meet the Gunners valuation of the 26-year-old of €30 ...

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Klopp warns of Champions League failure

Jurgen Klopp has warned that failure to secure Champions League football for next season will make it difficult to attract top players in the summer. A dismal run of results since Christmas has seen Jurgen Klopp’s side slip to seventh place in the Premier League table, the latest being their home defeat to Chelsea on Thursday night, with injuries to ...

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Liverpool linked again with Sporting full-back

Liverpool are once again being linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon full-back Nuno Mendes. The Anfield club had a £22 million offer for the left-back turned down last summer, and they opted to sign Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos instead. However, the Greek has barely featured for Jurgen Klopp’s side, and they are looking for an upgrade who can challenge ...

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Bale not willing to take Real pay cut

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Gareth Bale is not prepared to take a pay cut in the final year of his deal with Real Madrid – even if he ends up leaving the club this summer. The Welshman is currently o loan with Spurs, where after struggling with fitness for much of the season, he has suddenly found a rich vein of form, with four ...

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Inter Milan miss Lukaku payment

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Manchester United have acted after Inter Milan missed a tranche payment for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku. The Serie A club bought the Belgian for a reported €80 million (£69 million) in the summer of 2019, with the money to be paid in stages. However, after Inter missed their latest payment, United have triggered a clause placing Inter in €50 ...

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Real prepared to sell Varane to United

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Real Madrid are prepared to sell French international defender Rafael Varane to Manchester United. The Spanish champions are increasingly pessimistic about the chances of the 27-year old signing a  new contract with them, and want to cash in this summer, rather than allow him to leave for free in a month’s time. Varane has been a long-standing target of Manchester ...

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Premier League wants changes to loan system

A majority of Premier League clubs are in favour of changing the loan system for players under the age of 21. In 2016, FIFA scrapped the concept of the emergency loan window that allowed players to move from one club to another on a temporary basis outside the transfer window in order to protect the integrity of the game. However, ...

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United linked with Portuguese forward

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Manchester United have a long tradition of signing talented Portuguese players – Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, and most recentl6y, Bruno Fernandes are prime examples. And now they have been linked with yet another one in the form of striker Andre Silva. The 25-year-old began his career with Porto, having progressed through the youth system there,  before securing a transfer to AC ...

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