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Liverpool linked again with Sporting full-back

Liverpool are once again being linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon full-back Nuno Mendes. The Anfield club had a £22 million offer for the left-back turned down last summer, and they opted to sign Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos instead. However, the Greek has barely featured for Jurgen Klopp’s side, and they are looking for an upgrade who can challenge ...

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Bale not willing to take Real pay cut

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Gareth Bale is not prepared to take a pay cut in the final year of his deal with Real Madrid – even if he ends up leaving the club this summer. The Welshman is currently o loan with Spurs, where after struggling with fitness for much of the season, he has suddenly found a rich vein of form, with four ...

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Inter Milan miss Lukaku payment

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Manchester United have acted after Inter Milan missed a tranche payment for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku. The Serie A club bought the Belgian for a reported €80 million (£69 million) in the summer of 2019, with the money to be paid in stages. However, after Inter missed their latest payment, United have triggered a clause placing Inter in €50 ...

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Real prepared to sell Varane to United

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Real Madrid are prepared to sell French international defender Rafael Varane to Manchester United. The Spanish champions are increasingly pessimistic about the chances of the 27-year old signing a  new contract with them, and want to cash in this summer, rather than allow him to leave for free in a month’s time. Varane has been a long-standing target of Manchester ...

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Premier League wants changes to loan system

A majority of Premier League clubs are in favour of changing the loan system for players under the age of 21. In 2016, FIFA scrapped the concept of the emergency loan window that allowed players to move from one club to another on a temporary basis outside the transfer window in order to protect the integrity of the game. However, ...

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United linked with Portuguese forward

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Manchester United have a long tradition of signing talented Portuguese players – Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, and most recentl6y, Bruno Fernandes are prime examples. And now they have been linked with yet another one in the form of striker Andre Silva. The 25-year-old began his career with Porto, having progressed through the youth system there,  before securing a transfer to AC ...

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Bayern to pip Liverpool for another defender

Bayern Munich have already snapped-up one of Liverpool’s main transfer targets after agreeing to sign Dayot Upamecano, who last month agreed to join the German champions from RB Leipzig. And now comes news they may be about to pip them for another by moving for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly. The Senegalese international was heavily linked with a  move to Manchester City ...

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AC Milan seek Tomori talks

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AC Milan want to open talks with Chelsea about making Fikayo Tomori’s loan into a permanent deal. The Serie A club signed the England international on loan in January for the rest of the season,  with the agreement including an option to buy. However, they are quibbling over the price, which I roughly £26 million, and which their Technical Director, ...

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Arsenal set to lose highly rated teenager

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Highly rated striker Folarin Balogun seems set to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, after they failed to convince him to sign a new deal. The 19-year old is out of contract in the summer, and wants to leave over his lack of first-team opportunities. He has no shortage of suitors – a number of Bundesliga clubs are ...

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United in talks with Fiorentina centre-back

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Manchester United are in talks to sign Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenković in the summer for a fee around £30 million. The Serbian international moved to the Serie A club from Partizan Belgrade in 2017 and has since garnered a reputation as one of the best central defenders in the league. The 23-year old has drawn interest from a number o ...

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