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Real rejected Arsenal Asensio bid

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It has emerged that Arsenal made a £34 million bid to sign Marco Asensio form Real Madrid, but it was turned down by the Spanish club. And Real will be glad they did so now after last week, in his first start of the season, he helped himself to a hat-trick in the 6-1 victory over his former club Real ...

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Rüdiger eyes bumper pay packet

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Antonio Rüdiger could be in line to become one of the highest paid defenders in the world if he turns down the offer of a new deal with Chelsea. The 28-year old German is out of contract at the end of the season, which means that he is free to begin discussions with foreign clubs and sign a pre-contract agreement ...

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Chelsea Arsenal Highest Attendance

Although bigger crowds have watched the two teams play each other in Cup Finals and other showpiece occasions, the highest league attendance for a match involving Chelsea and Arsenal came in 1935. That occurred in 1948 when Manchester United played Arsenal at Maine Road (Manchester City’s old ground) because Old Trafford was unavailable, because it had suffered war damage and ...

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Cup Finals Between Arsenal and Chelsea (Part Three)

Concluding the three part series looking back at the Cup finals featuring the two London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea. For Part One please click here; and Part Two here. 2019 Europa League Final In 2019 the two London clubs met once again in the final of the 2019 Europa Cup, which was held in Baku, Azerbaijan. That was an unpopular ...

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Real want Reece James

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Real Madrid are interested in signing Chelsea and England full-back Reece James next summer. The Spanish club are seeking defensive reinforcements with the injury problems of Spanish international Dani Carvajal of continuing concern. Now they have drawn up a shortlist of option, and James is one of the names on it. He joined the academy system at the West London ...

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Lacazette not interested in new Arsenal deal

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Alexander Lacazette has no intention of signing a new deal with Arsenal. The French striker is into the fianl year of his current contract at the Emirates and will be free to begin talks with clubs from abroad in January, and the Gunners may look to move him on anyway, rather than repeat their mistake of allowing players to walk ...

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Tuchel lays down Loftus-Cheek challenge

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been told by manager Thomas Tuchel that he needs to impress him if he wants to save his Chelsea career. The England international started his first game of the season in the centre of midfield in a much changed side against Aston Villa in the League Cup on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge. But although he played ...

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Chelsea working on a new Kanté deal

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N’Golo Kanté is one of a group of key players, including Mason Mount and Jorginho, that Chelsea are working to get them to sign new deals with the club. The French World Cup winner’s existing contract runs until June 2023, but they are keen to secure his long-term future at the club. Since signing from Leicester City in 2016, Kanté ...

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Chelsea targeted PSG defender

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It has emerged that Chelsea tried to sign PSG and Brazil defender Marquinhos in the last transfer window. The London club were looking to strengthen their central defence and were ready to offer up to €100 million (£85 million) in order to reunite the Marquinhos – Thiago Silva partnership that proved to be so successful during their time at the ...

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Arsenal interested in Real Madrid man

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Arsenal have taken several players from Real Madrid in recent seasons. First Dani Ceballos arrived on loan for one season and impressed enough to return for a second season. And then Martin Ǿdegaard also arrived on loan, before signing permanently in the summer. Now comes news that they, along with Tottenham and Liverpool, are interested in a deal for another ...

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