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Aguero to leave City

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Sergio Agüero will leave Manchester City at the end of the season when his current contract expires. The 32-year old has been told by the club that he will not be offered an extension. However, he will leave a lasting legacy at the Etihad in the shape of a statue outside the ground which will commemorate his achievements as the ...

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Fekir back on Arsenal radar

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Midfielder Nabil Fakir is back on Arsenal’s radar again. The 27-year-old French international was heavily linked with the Gunners whilst he was at Lyon.  In 2018 he was on the verge of a move to the Premier League and Liverpool but the deal collapsed at the last minute and he ended-up joining Seville-based Real Betis instead. They considered making a ...

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Liverpool want Dutch striker

Liverpool are favourites to land PSV striker Donyell Malen this summer, ahead of both AC Mikan and Juventus. Jurgen Klopp is looking for someone to add competition to his forward line after a disappointing season, and the former Arsenal man is one of the top names on his target list. The 22 year old has scored 51 goals in 110 ...

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Three way battle for Lacazette

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Three clubs are interested in signing Alexander Lacazette this summer. Long-term admirers Atlético Madrid are likely to find themselves competing with Sevilla and Roma for his signature. The French international’s future at the Emirates remains clear. He is out of contract with the Gunners in a year’s time, and there has been no talk of a new deal yet. Mikel ...

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Murder in Brazil

Bruno Fernandes – known simply as Bruno in Brazil – was a goalkeeper with a growing reputation. He had captained Flamengo to the top of the league, was tipped to make the Brazil national squad for the 2014 World Cup, and there was speculation linking him to a big money move to Europe with AC Milan. However, in 2013 his ...

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The FIFA Corruption Scandal

In May 2015 Swiss plainclothes policemen entered the luxury Baur au Lac hotel where FIFA, world football’s governing body, were holding their annual general meeting. After enquiring with reception about room numbers, they went upstairs, knocked on various doors, and promptly arrested six delegates. Later that day, on the other side of the Atlantic, in New Year, the Justice Department ...

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Spurs identify Lloris replacements

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Tottenham have identified possible replacements for goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris, who has just over a year left on his current contract. There are suggestions they will look to offload him this summer to avoid him leaving for free, with suggestions that the World Cup winner could be headed back to France and a reunion with former boss Mauricio Pochettino. ...

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Bale announces Real return

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Gareth Bale has confirmed that he will be returning to Real Madrid at the end of the season. And, even if he does not play at all for the Spanish club he is determined that he should be paid the full £31 million a year he is due under his contract which ends in June 2022. The Welsh captain has ...

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Lamela linked with Serie A return

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Spurs’ attacker Erik Lamela is being linked with a return to Serie A this summer. The Argentine is among a list of names being considered by Bologna as they look for a replacement for their str winger Ricardo Orsolini, who looks like he will be joining AC Milan. Lamela has previous experience of Italian football, having spent two years at ...

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United plan summer swoop for Wolves winger

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Manchester United are planning to make a summer swoop for Wolves winger Pedro Neto, as they step-up their search for a right-sided forward. The 21-year-old has enjoyed a fine season at Molineux, appearing in all their Premier League matches, and scoring 5 goals. The Portuguese international is regarded as a more viable alternative to Jadon Sancho, because he is likely ...

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