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

This Sunday, the finals of two international football; tournaments will take place. England will play Italy in the finals of the Euros at Wembley Stadium in London, whilst 6,000 miles away, Brazil will play Argentina at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. They both promise to be close matches, and fine margins may decide the outcome on the day. ...

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Tottenham tracking Sassuolo right-back

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Tottenham are tracking Sassuolo right-back Mert Muldur and are considering making a move for the Turkish international. They face competition, though, with West Ham and several other Premier League clubs reported to be interested in the 22-year-old. New head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and the recently appointed Director of Football Fabio Paratici are busy drawing up the club’s summer recruitment ...

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City priced out of striker move

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Manchester City cannot afford to buy a top striker this summer. That is the claim of manager Pep Guardiola who has revealed that there will be no moves in the current window for the likes of either Harry Kane or Erling Haaland, because of the club’s financial position and that City are no more immune form the effects of the ...

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Bayern boss wants United target to stay

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Despite interest from Manchester United, new Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann wants Leon Goretzka to stay with the Bundesliga side. The 26-year old is about to enter the final year of his contract in Munich and has yet to agree a new deal. That has led to speculation that the German champions would be willing to sell him in the ...

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Arsenal make offer for Aouar

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Arsenal have made an offer for Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar. That is according to reports in France, which suggest that the Gunners are back in the market for a player they were linked with for much of last summer. The Frenchman earlier this week, was forced ot issue a statement denying that he was trying to force his way out ...

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Arsenal set to complete deal for midfielder

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Arsenal are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Anderlecht midfielder Albert Samuel Lokonga. A medical has been scheduled, with Lokonga already having agreed personal terms ona  five-year deal. A fee of £15 million plus add-ons has been agreed with the Belgian club, with the sticking point as to how much of any future sale Anderlecht would be ...

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Southampton closing in on Williams’ loan move

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Southampton are increasingly confident of signing Manchester United defender Brqndoin Willims on loan for the coming season. The South Coast side were interested ion the 20-year old last summer, but Uited were reluctant to let him leave then after his breakthrough season with the club. However, with limited opportunities during the last campaign – he started just five games and ...

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City to offer Sterling a new deal

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Manchester City are ready to offer Raheem Sterling a new deal. The England forward has two years left in his current contract, and is open to leaving the club, having found himself out of the team towards the end of the season, and with his relationship with pep Guardiola having become fractious. However, City want to protect his value – ...

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Inter want Liverpool full-back

Inter Milan are interested in Liverpool full-back Kostas Tsimikas. The Greek international was signed by the Merseyside club from Olympiakos last summer in a deal worth £12 million, but had a difficult first season in English football, making just seven appearances in all competitions for them. Despite the fact that Any Robertson is the preferred choice at left-back, Liverpool do ...

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Palace target young Manchester City striker

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New Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira has wasted no time in getting down to business, and is already active in the transfer market. The Frenchman has inherited a squad at Selhurst Park with only 17 fit, contracted senior players for the next season, many of them the wrong side of 30. Now, he wants to bring down the average age ...

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