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Cup Finals between Arsenal and Chelsea (Part One)

Although it took almost a century of rivalry before Arsenal and Chelsea first faced each other in a  Cup final, since the turn of the millennium, it has become a fairly regular occurrence. In the last 20 years, the two teams have faced each in the final of three major competitions, with the current head-to-head status standing three wins to ...

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Chelsea may sell Rüdiger in January

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Chelsea may be ready to sell defender Antonio Rüdiger in January, against the wishes of coach Thomas Tuchel. The German international is in the final year of his current deal at Stamford Bridge, and wants a significant wage increase, if he is to stay in West London, with some reports suggesting he is looking to double his current wages. With ...

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Now Juve want Arsenal star

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Juventus are set to join Inter Milan in the race to join Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno. And there are indications that he may be allowed to leave the club as early as January, A 2018 signing from Bayer Leverkusen, Leno arrived at the Emirates to understudy Petr Cech, but soon supplanted him o become number one, and has been first ...

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Saka unsellable

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Reports have emerged recently that other clubs are starting to show an interest in Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka. The 20-year old burst on to the international scene with his performances for England at the Euros and that has attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe. However, the Gunners regard him as unsellable, and are not prepared to entertain ...

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Spurs and Arsenal could rival Chelsea for Koundé.

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Jules Koundé spent much of the summer being linked with a move to Chelsea, but, in the end, no deal materialised. His parent club Sevilla were unwilling to let him go unless his £68.5 million release clause was met, despite the financial challenges the La Liga side is facing in the wake of the Covid pandemic. That was a price ...

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Chelsea considering De Ligt move

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Chelsea are considering making a move for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt. Thomas Tuchel is determined to add defensive reinforcements and, although another move for Sevilla’s Jukes Koundé cannot be discounted, alternatives are also being considered. And one of them is the Dutch international whose current deal with Juventus ends in June 2024. There have been suggestions that the West ...

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Arsenal and Spurs target close to signing new Inter deal

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Lautero Martínez who was linked to both Arsenal and Spurs during the summer window is close to agreeing a new deal with his current club  Inter Milan. The 24-year old is being asked to fill the gap left by the now departed Romelu Lukaku at the San Siro. Lukaku was sold because of the need to make cost savings at ...

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Chelsea linked with Inter defenders

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Chelsea have been linked with two defenders from Inter Milan, Alessandro Bastoni and Milan Škriniar. 22-year old Bastoni is a centre-back who has earned seven international caps for Italy, and featured in their winning squad at this summer’s Euros. Fellow centre-back Škriniar meanwhile, who has been linked with a move to the Premier League before, with both Manchester United and ...

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Chelsea ready to offer Mount a new deal

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Chelsea are ready to begin talks with midfielder Mason Mount about a new deal at the club. His existing contract at Stamford Bridge still has three years left to run, but they  are keen to reward him for the progress he has made, not only becoming a first-team regular but an established England international. Mount joined the club aged just ...

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Leno could be sold next summer

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Arsenal may sell German goalkeeper Bernd Leno next summer. The 29-year old German has two years left on his current deal at the Emirates, but has expressed a desire to explore other opportunities, and has been linked with a move to Inter Milan. He started the first three Premier League games of the season, conceding nine goals, although most of ...

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