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The FIFA Corruption Scandal

In May 2015 Swiss plainclothes policemen entered the luxury Baur au Lac hotel where FIFA, world football’s governing body, were holding their annual general meeting. After enquiring with reception about room numbers, they went upstairs, knocked on various doors, and promptly arrested six delegates. Later that day, on the other side of the Atlantic, in New Year, the Justice Department ...

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Spurs identify Lloris replacements

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Tottenham have identified possible replacements for goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris, who has just over a year left on his current contract. There are suggestions they will look to offload him this summer to avoid him leaving for free, with suggestions that the World Cup winner could be headed back to France and a reunion with former boss Mauricio Pochettino. ...

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Bale announces Real return

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Gareth Bale has confirmed that he will be returning to Real Madrid at the end of the season. And, even if he does not play at all for the Spanish club he is determined that he should be paid the full £31 million a year he is due under his contract which ends in June 2022. The Welsh captain has ...

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Lamela linked with Serie A return

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Spurs’ attacker Erik Lamela is being linked with a return to Serie A this summer. The Argentine is among a list of names being considered by Bologna as they look for a replacement for their str winger Ricardo Orsolini, who looks like he will be joining AC Milan. Lamela has previous experience of Italian football, having spent two years at ...

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United plan summer swoop for Wolves winger

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Manchester United are planning to make a summer swoop for Wolves winger Pedro Neto, as they step-up their search for a right-sided forward. The 21-year-old has enjoyed a fine season at Molineux, appearing in all their Premier League matches, and scoring 5 goals. The Portuguese international is regarded as a more viable alternative to Jadon Sancho, because he is likely ...

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Bailly sceptical about United motives

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Eric Bailly is sceptical about Manchester United’s motives ion offering him a new deal at the club. The Ivory Coast international has been offered a new deal which will extend his current contract beyond its scheduled end date of next June. However, the 26-year-old believes this has little do with wit how much he is appreciated a s player, and ...

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Ings linked with City switch

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Southampton striker Danny Ings could be heading to Manchester City this summer as a replacement for Sergio Agüero. The Argentine’s contract is expiring at the end of the season and he has not yet committed to a new deal at the club, with suggestions he could leave for Barcelona on a free transfer as a way of enticing his close ...

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Ramsey could replace Wijnaldum at Anfield

Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey could be in line for a surprise switch to Liverpool this summer. The Welsh international has endured a difficult season in Turin, with injuries hampering his progress, and has started only 12 of their Serie A games. And he may be surplus to requirements in the summer, just two years after joining the Italian club on ...

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Spurs ready to negotiate over Vinicius

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Tottenham are ready to negotiate with Benfica over striker Carles Vinicius. The forward is on a season-long loan at the North London Stadium from the Portuguese club, and scored his first Premier League goal away at Aston Villa on Sunday night, having largely played in the cup competitions up until now. Vinicius has a £36 million option to buy in ...

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Origi linked with Inter switch

Inter Milan are the latest side to be linked with a move for Liverpool striker Divock Origi. The Serie A side are looking to bolster their attacking options this summer, as Origi is one of the names which is under active consideration. Origi is looking to leave Liverpool and reignite his career, having been relegated to a bit-part player this ...

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