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Bernardo Silva wants to leave City

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Portuguese international Bernardo Silva wants to leave Manchester City this summer. However, he could be thwarted by manager Pep Guardiola who wants to keep him as part of his squad as they look to retain their league title, and begin once more in their elusive stretch for Champions League success. Silva was left disappointed after a planned move to Barcelona ...

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Napoli want Chelsea full-back

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Napoli want to sign Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri. However, the two clubs are locked in negotiations over Chelsea’s €15 m (£12.9) million valuation of the player. That is not thought though to be the sticking point to any deal getting deal. More at issue are Emerson’s likely salary demands. He currently earns close to £3.9 million a year and that ...

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United’s opening Trippier bid rejected

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Manchester United have had their initial bid to sign full-back Kieran Trippier from Atlético Madrid rejected by the Spanish club. The 30-year old helped Atlético win the league last season, despite serving a  ban of two months after being found guilty of betting-related charges. The Spanish champions are holding out for a  fee of closer to £34 million for the ...

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United tempt Ronaldo with big offer

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Manchester United are reported to have offer Cristiano Ronaldo a deal worth £17 million to return to Old Trafford. However, fans hoping to see him pull on the famous red shirt again may be disappointed, because the 36-year old is thought to favour a move to France and PSG instead. The Portuguese international is currently at the Euros, where he ...

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Arsenal bid for Anderlecht midfielder rebuffed

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Arsenal have had an initial bid for Anderlecht midfielder Albert Samuel Lokonga rebuffed by the Belgian club. The Gunners made an initial offer of £13.5 million for the 21-year-old, but Anderlecht want closer to £18 million. Talks are continuing between the two clubs and there is optimism that a deal can be reached. Arsenal have made strengthening central midfield a ...

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Arsenal reject Smith-Roe bid

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Arsenal have rejected a bid of £25 million from Aston Villa for midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe. The England under-21internatinal was one of the few shining lights for the Gunners last season, having broken into the first-team after Christmas. A graduate of Arsenal’s Hale End academy. Smith-Rowe forced his way into the England under-21 set-up, and has been tipped as a future ...

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Sarri hoping for Kepa reunion

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Lazio, now managed by Mauricio Sarri, want to take out of favour Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan next season. Under the proposed deal, the Italian club would pay half of the Spaniard’s wages. Kepa, the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, lost his place in the Chelsea first-team to Édouard Mendy, who joined from Rennes last summer, made just seven Premier ...

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Sterling plans clear the air talks with City

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Raheem Sterling and Manchester City are scheduled to have clear the air talks after the Euros are over to discuss his uncertain future. The England international, who scored for England against Croatia at Wembley on Saturday, lost his place last season in Pep Guardiola’s side, and has been linked with a move away this summer. He is now in the ...

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Chelsea up their bid for Hakimi

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Chelsea are trying to persuade cash-strapped Inter Milan to sell them full-back Achraf Hakimi. Right back has been identified aa a priority by Thomas Tuchel; and Hakimi, who had a fine season as Inter won their first Serie A title in a decade, is their top target. They have already had an initial offer of £51 million turned down, plus ...

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Palace want Chelsea midfielder

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Crystal Palace want to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher. The 21-year old has already had Premier League experience, having spent last season on loan wit West Brom. And, although they were relegated at the end of the season, Gallagher generally impressed. Palace were linked with a move for him last summer and, although that did not come to fruition, they ...

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