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De Gea offered to top European clubs

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David de Gea has been offered to some of the top clubs in Europe after seeming to lose his place as number one keeper at Manchester United. Dean Henderson was picked ahead of him for the Premier League fixture, the seventh game ina  row that the England man got the nod between the ticks. And now there is speculation that ...

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Solskjaer rules out Agüero move

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Sergio Agüero will not be joining Manchester United when he leaves neighbours City on a free transfer at the end of the season. A host of clubs have already been linked with the 32-year old, including Barcelona, Chelsea, and Arsenal, and amidst speculation that the forward himself would prefer to remain in England, United have almost inevitably become part of ...

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Kane set to remain at Spurs

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Harry Kane is set to remain at Spurs, with the club refusing to contemplate selling their prize asset. The 27-year-old England captain is under contract until 2024, and, despite speculation that he wants to leave and join a club where he has more chance of winning silverware on a regular basis. However, Spurs are not prepared to sell him to ...

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Mata set for new deal

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Midfielder Juan Mata is set to be offered a new deal at Manchester United. However, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to keep him for a further year because he values his experience and positive influence on the squad. The news has come as a surprise because it was widely expected that the Spaniard would leave the club this summer as ...

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Will Luiz play for Arsenal again?

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David Luiz may have played his last game for Arsenal. The Brazilian missed the Gunners embarrassing home defeat to Liverpool on Saturday with a  knee injury. And now there are two possible solutions – either more rest or having to undergo surgery, with the club indicating the latter.. And that may signal the end of his career at the Emirates ...

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Atlético eyeing Tottenham midfielder

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Atlético Madrid are considering making a summer bid for Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks. The la Liga leaders made enquiries about the 25-year-old last summer, and are ready to reignite their interest in a player who remains on the fringes in North London under Jose Mourinho. He is valued by the Tottenham hierarchy because he is an academy graduate and due ...

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Guardiola claims Agüero will not be replaced

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Pep Guardiola has raised a few eyebrows by claiming that Manchester City are unlikely to buy an expensive replacement for Sergio Agüero this summer. That is despite the strong links in the press with a move at the end of the season for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, as well as other speculation linking them with both Harry Kane and Romelu ...

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Age fraud and African football

Age fraud has been defined as the use of false documentation to gain an advantage over opponents, usually by allowing players to compete in  youth tournaments. It has become particularly associated with African, because in many countries in the continent, records are not easily verifiable. In some cases,  this can be due to ignorance – somebody can be born in ...

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Karim Benzema and the Sex Tape Scandal

At the end of March, it was confirmed that Real Madrid striker and former French international Karim Benzema is to stand trial in October on blackmail charges. If convicted, he could face up to five years in jail and a fine of €75.000. The affair dates back to 2015 when Benzema’s international teammate, Mathieu Valbuena, asked a couple of fixers ...

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City end Messi interest

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Manchester City have abandoned their attempts to lure Lionel Messi to the Etihad. Instead, they are turning their attention to other transfer targets, wit Erling Haaland, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku on their shortlist. City were the one-time favourites to sign Messi who seemed certain to leave the Nou Camp last summer after his relationship with then club president Josep ...

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