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Tuchel justifies Hudson-Odoi stance

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has justified his stance on Callum Hudson-Odoi. The England international was heavily linked with a late deadline day move to Borussia Dortmund, who were hoping that he could replace the now departed Jadon Sancho for the season ahead. But Tuchel blocked any move and now says that it was an easy decision to make, because it ...

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Barkley rejected deadline day loan move

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Ross Barkley rejected the chance to join West Bromwich Albion on loan for the season ahead. And now the 27-year old England international must reconcile himself to a place in Chelsea’s reserve side, at least until January when the transfer window opens again. He spent last season on loan at Aston Villa, but failed to impress enough for them to ...

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Aouar discounts Arsenal links

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Houssem Aouar has discounted links with Arsenal. At one stage during the summer, it seemed certain that the Gunners were going to make a move for the Lyon playmaker, having also been linked with the French international the previous summer instead. Instead, having also flirted with a move for Leicester City’s James Maddison, the Gunners signed Martin Ǿdegaard permanently instead, ...

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Werner linked with Bundesliga return

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Timo Werner is being linked with a return to the Bundesliga and Bayern Munich. The 25-year-old German international was signed by Chelsea from RB Leipzig last summer, but he has struggled for goals in the Premier League, and has seemed short of confidence. And, now with the summer signing of Romelu Lukaku for a club record fee, he is no ...

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Everton plan to revive Maitland-Niles interest

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Everton are planning to try again to sign Arsenal utility player Ainsley Maitland-Niles when the January transfer window opens. The Merseyside club came close to signing him, before the Gunners blocked the move on deadline day, arguing that the offer they received was wholly inadequate, and insisting that the England player remained part of their plans for the current season. ...

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Arsenal ready to offer Wilshere a lifeline

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Arsenal are ready to offer former player Jack Wilshere a lifeline. The 29-year old, who made 197 appearances for the Gunners is currently without a club, as he tries to convince prospective employers that he is over the injury problems that have dogged what once promised to be a glittering career. Having last played on loan with Bournemouth last season, ...

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They Played for Both Arsenal and Chelsea (Part Four)

Concluding the series looking at players who pulled on first the blue of Chelsea and later the red and white of Arsenal. In 2004, Chelsea paid what was then a record fee for a goalkeeper to buy Petr Cech from French club Rennes for £7 million. For Part One please click here; Part Two please click here; and Part Three ...

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They Played for Both Clubs (Part Three)

Continuing the series looking at players who appeared for both Arsenal and Chelsea. This time considering some players who appeared first for Chelsea before switching their allegiance to Arsenal. For Part One please click here; and Part Two please click here. George Graham Although George Graham is indelibly associated with Arsenal, that is not where the Scot started his career.  ...

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Arsenal linked with Sevilla striker

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Arsenal are being linked with a  move for Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri. The Gunners are looking to find a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is the highest paid player at the Emirates, having signed  a new three year deal with the Gunners. However, his last campaign was his least successful in North London, due toa combination of loss of form, ...

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Overmars coy on Arsenal return

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Former player Marc Overmars remains coy on reports linking him with a return to Arsenal, either as a replacement for Edu or as a board member. H is currently director of football at Ajax, and recently told the club’s TV channel that is happy where he is, whilst, at the same time admitting “I’ve been offered the opportunity to go ...

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