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Chelsea agree Nkonku deal

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Chelsea have agreed  a deal to sign RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkonku in the January transfer window. The striker has been ruled out of the World Cup after picking up an injury in training on the eve of the tournament, leaving him with a knee sprain. Although that means he will miss out on the action in Qatar, it is ...

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Chelsea considering Pickford move

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Chelsea are considering making a move for Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and will be monitoring his performances for England during the World Cup. Although the West London club have both Kepa Arrizabalaga and Édouard Mendy at their disposal, neither has managed to convince manager Graham Potter since he has been at the club. Potter is reported o be ...

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Gunners scouting Toulouse midfielder

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Arsenal are among the clubs who have been scouting Toulouse midfielder Farès Chaìbi. It is reported they had representatives in the stand to watch Chaìbi play against Strasbourg before the international break, with Sevilla among the other clubs tracking his progress. Although born in France, Chaìbi qualifies to play for Algeria through his parents and his form has not gone ...

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Barcelona tracking Arsenal starlet

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Barcelona are keeping tabs on the situation of young Arsenal midfielder Charlie Patino, who is currently on loan in the Championship with Blackpool. The 19-year old is out of contract at the Emirates in the summer. The Hale End graduate was born in Watford, but his father is Spanish and, as a boy, Patino grew up idolising Andrés Iniesta and ...

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Edu promoted to Sporting Director

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Arsenal have promoted Edu Gaspar to the role of Sporting Director. They have also confirmed that that the 44 year old has reaffirmed his commitment to the club. In addition to his existing roles with the men’s and women’s team, the Brazilian now has “overarching responsibility” for the club’s Academy activities, where he will work closely alongside Academy Director Per ...

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The five best coaches at the World Cup in 2022

According to the latest betting, Brazil are the favourites to win the World Cup for what would be a record sixth time, followed by their South American neighbours and rivals, Argentina, and then the defending champions France and England. Costa Rica and Saudi Arabia are the rank outsiders. That does not necessarily mean that these teams necessarily have the best ...

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How to bet on the upcoming FIFA World Cup

In the coming weeks, literally billions of dollars will be bet on the World Cup in Qatar, in virtually every country where it is legal (and in many where, strictly speaking, it is against the law). According to FIFA, US $155 billion was bet on the last World Cup in Russia, a figure that is likely to be exceeded this ...

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Mendy considering his Chelsea future

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Chelsea goalkeeper Édouard Mendy is considering his future at the club. The 30 year old has lost his place as first choice since Graham Potter took charge, with Kepa Arrizabalaga preferred to him, although an injury to the Spaniard saw Mendy back between the sticks prior to the World Cup break. Ironically, it was Arrizabalaga whom Mendy displaced since his ...

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Mount contract talks stall

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Contract talks with Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount over a new deal have stalled. The 23 year old will have just 18 months left on his contract after the World Cup, and whilst discussions about improved terms and conditions have been continuing for months, no agreement has been reached as yet. Whilst Chelsea have looked at contingency plans – both Roma’s ...

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Could Chelsea revive Ronaldo interest?

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Chelsea could be set to revive their interest in signing Cristiano Ronaldo. They were reported to be in the hunt to sign him in the summer, but the move was blocked by their manager at the time, Thomas Tuchel. But with Ronaldo very unlikely to play for Manchester United again after the incendiary interview he has given to the British ...

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