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Bellerin hands in transfer request

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Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has handed in a transfer request. The Spaniard is the longest-serving player at the Emirates under Mikel Arteta currently, but found himself out of favour in the second half of last season, Once regarded as one of the best attacking full-backs in the league, injuries, including one o to his ACL which ruled him out of ...

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Sancho has United medical

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Jadon Sancho has had his Manchester United move, with the club  keen to finalise his move form Borussia Dortmund before he goes on holiday. A fee pf £73 million has already been agreed between the two clubs and now there are just the formalities to be completed. The 21-year old, one of three players to miss for England in the ...

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Giroud close to Milan move

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Olivier Giroud is close to agreeing his move to AC Milan. The 34-year-old signed a contract extension at Stamford Bridge at the end of last season, but that was done by Chelsea in order to protect his value. There was always an understanding on both sides that he would be allowed to move on if the right offer came along. ...

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United set Pogba price

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Manchester United have set the price at which they are willing to sell Paul Pogba. The 26-year-old is heading into the final year of his contract, and, although there have been suggestions that he has been offered a new deal at United, no progress has yet been made in securing his future. The Premier League club do not want a ...

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West Ham winning Abraham race

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West Ham are winning the race to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham. The 23-year old was top scorer at Stamford Bridge last season with 12 goals in 32 appearances, but the arrival of Thomas Tuchel at the club in January saw him struggle for regular first-team action. Aston Villa, the club he helped gain promotion back to the Premier League ...

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Palace want Arsenal striker

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Crystal Palace want to sign Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah. The 22-year old has one year left in his contract at the Emirates, but is surplus to requirements at the Emirates and, with one year left on his current deal, has refused to signa  contract extension. Earlier this year he broke Alan Shearer’s record of goals for England at under-21 level, ...

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Smith-Rowe set to sign new five-year deal

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Emile Smith Rowe is set to sign a new five-year deal at Arsenal. The news has dashed the hopes of Aston Villa who had made him their number one summer transfer target. Villa had made an initial offer of £25 million which was rejected by the Gunners, and then returned with an improved bid of £30 million, which again was turned ...

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Zouma expected to leave Chelsea

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Kurt Zouma is expected to leave Chelsea this summer. He has been at Stamford Bridge since 2014, although his time at the club has included loan spells away at Stoke and Everton. However, the French international finds himself down the pecking order under Thomas Tuchel, and is now looking for a fresh start and the opportunity to play regular first-team ...

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New Son deal a Tottenham priority

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Getting South Korean forward Son Heung-min to sign a new long-term deal is a priority for Tottenham’s new Director of Football Fabio Paratici. An offer has been on the table for him for some time, dating back to when Jose Mourinho was in charge of the team, but there have been fears that he is stalling on agreeing a new ...

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Penalties – the ultimate tournament shoot-out (Part Two)

Continuing a look back at major international tournaments where the fianl was decided by a penalty shoot-out. For the first part, please click here. 2004 Copa América Brazil Argentina This weekend’s final of the Copa América between Brazil and Argentina is just the latest episode in the longest and fiercest rivalries in South American football. In 2004, when the tournament ...

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