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Match fixing in Germany

Although the German Bundesliga remains one of the most respected in Europe, it has been affected by scandal at various points in its history. In 1965 Hertha Berlin were demoted for illegal player payments, and six years later Armenia Bielefeld suffered a similar fate and more than 50 players as well as coaches and match officials were suspended for their ...

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Sexism in English football

Just over a decade ago, Richard Keys an Andy Gray, who had long been the voice of Sky Sports football coverage in the UK were forced to leave their jobs. The reason was because tapes were leaked to the media in which the duo made derogatory comments about a female linesman and other female figures involved in the football industry ...

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City linked with Norwegian midfielder

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Manchester City are being linked with a move for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge. Pep Guardiola is in the hunt for a replacement for club captain Fernandinho who is set to leave the Etihad at the end of the season when his current deal expires. Berge looks destined to leave United who now look nailed on to drop into the ...

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City want new deals for duo

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Having got Kevin de Bruyne so sign a contract extension, Manchester City are now ready to turn their attention to securing the long-term futures of England duo Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden. The club has been pushing for extended deals for all three, and, having now made a breakthrough with the Belgian, are hoping that the others will fall into ...

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Spurs want Southampton centre-back

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Tottenham have targeted Southampton centre-back Jannik Vestergaard as the man to help bolster their leaky defence ahead of next season. Jose Mourinho has made improving his defence a major priority, as he remains under pressure for his job. He knows that he must deliver European football again next season, and they remain on rack for that through the Europa League. ...

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Liverpool want new contracts for core players

Liverpool want to offer new contracts to four players who they regard as core to the team’s success. The four are Mo Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson and Fabinho. Salah is under contract until 2023, but he may be the most difficult of the quartet to tie down after recently intimating that he would be open to play for either ...

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West Ham may be priced out of Lingard move

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West Ham United want to sign Jesse Lingard permanently in the summer. But they fear that they may be priced out of a move for the England midfielder, as Manchester United have increased his value due to his sensational form with the East London club, with reports suggesting they may want up to £30 million for him. That is despite ...

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De Bruyne signs new contract

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De Bruyne signs new contract Midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has signed a new contract with Manchester City which will keep him at the club until 2025. The 29-year-old Belgian had two years left on his existing deal, but has signed an extension on improved terms. City wanted to reward key players who had struck with them whilst they were under ...

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Rüdiger could be sold after training ground spat

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Chelsea are contemplating selling defender Antonio Rüdiger after he was involvement ina  training ground spat with a teammate. The German clashed with goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga during the session called after their side’s surprise home defeat to West Brom at the weekend and the pair had to be separated by colleagues. Rüdiger, who was very much the instigator, was sent home ...

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Chelsea could bid for Rice again

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Chelsea are being linked with Declan Rice again as West Ham manager admits that the defensive midfielder could be sold in the summer. The West London club were rumoured to be ready to bid for the player who grew up in their academy system but was released as a 14-year old throughout last summer, when Frank Lampard was in charge ...

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