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Pep to be handed summer war chest

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Pep Guardiola is set to be handed a £200 million war chest to help rebuild his squad as he looks for further success in Europe and on the domestic front. Top of his shopping list could be a new striker, with Sergio Agüero set to become a free agent at the end of June and struggling with persistent injury problems. ...

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Barcelona’s Garcia hopes dashed

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Barcelona’s hopes of signing Manchester City central defender Eric Garcia in the current window have been dashed. Garcia was regarded as Ronald Koeman’s top transfer target in the current window. However, those plans have now been scuppered because of a delay to presidential elections to succeed Josep Maria Bartomeu. There is a lack of consensus among the various candidates who ...

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Milan close to Tomori deal

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AC Milan are close to agreeing a deal to take Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori on loan for the rest of the season. Their main transfer target was Strasbourg’s Mohamed Simakan, but he has now been ruled out for two months after corrective surgery following a knee injury sustained in a match with lens. They turned their attention to Tomori, but insisted ...

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Atlético interested in Lacazette again

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Atlético Madrid are ready to reignite their interest in Alexandre Lacazette once more. They were linked with the French international when he was at Lyon, but instead he moved to the Gunners in 2017 in a £47 million fee, after the Spanish club were given a transfer ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). However, he will have ...

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Loftus-Cheek has Chelsea future

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek has a future at Chelsea insists Frank Lampard. The 24-year-old is on loan with West London neighbours Fulham this season, and has made 13 appearances for Scott Parker’s men so far, even though he has yet to fully hit his stride. However, Lampard has been encouraged by his progress and has no inclination to sell him, despite his ...

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End of an era as Ozil set to depart

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The Mesut Ozil era at Arsenal is finally about to end. That is following the reaching of an agreement between the club and his representatives over an early termination of his contract, allowing him to complete his move to Fenerbahçe in Turkey. The news has been greeted with mixed emotions by Gunners fans, some of whom regret the way he ...

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Arsenal interested in Shakhtar forward

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Arsenal are eyeing a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk striker Manor Solomon, although their limited transfer budget in the current window means that any formal approach for him will likely wait until the summer. The 21-year old Israeli international has come to prominence over the past two seasons with a  string of impressive performances for Shakhtar in the Champions League. Versatile, ...

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Chelsea outcast set for Turkish loan

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Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater is on the verge of sealing a loan move to Turkish side Kasimpas for the rest of the season.. The former England midfielder has endured a miserable time since signing for Chelsea from Leicester City in 2017 in a £35 million deal, playing just 23 competititive fixtures for them in that period. Last season had he ...

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Arsenal striker in demand

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The race to sign Arsenal’s teenage striker Folarin Balogun has intensified with three clubs competing for his signature, although reports that he has signed a pre-contract agreement with RB Leipzig appear wide of the mark. The 19-year old is out of contract at the Emirates in the summer, and although the Gunners would dearly like to keep him and have ...

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Ighalo hopes for MLS move

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Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo is hoping for a move to the MLS when his loan spell at Old Trafford comes to an end on January 31st. The Nigerian moved to United last January from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua, initially for a four month spell, although that was later extended because of the global pandemic. However, the arrival of Edinson ...

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