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Chelsea head race for Dutch defender

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Chelsea are leading a number of Premier League rivals in the race to sign Dutch defender Jeremie Frimpong, who has been part of the Bayer Leverkusen side that have taken the Bundesliga by storm this season. Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are all reported to be monitoring the 23 year old’s situation. He has already scored seven goals and provided ...

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Arsenal face FFP constraints in January

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Although Mikel Arteta insists that the club are willing to dip into the transfer market in January, concerns over FFP (Financial Fair Play) means that the amount that they have to spend may be limited. The club spent more than ₤200 million on new players in the summer, with Declan Rice the most expensive arrival. FFP constraints meant that goalkeeper ...

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The January transfer window

The January transfer window opens on 1st January, and will close on 1st February at 11 pm GMT. To ensure harmonisation across Europe, all the major leagues will have the same starting and closing dates, whilst Saudi Arabia actually shut their window a day earlier. Traditionally January is not as busy as the summer window. Clubs prefer to do most ...

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Chelsea nearing deal for Senegalese teenager

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Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal to sign Senegalese teenager Pape Daouda Diong. The 17 year old was in the stands to watch their penalty shoot-out win over Newcastle in the Carabao Cup last week, and is expected to join the club when he turns 18 at the end of the season (FIFA regulations prevent them signing him before ...

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Elneny set for Atlético move?

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Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny could be set for a surprise move to Atlético Madrid in January. The 31 year old Egyptian is the longest serving player currently at Arsenal, having joined the club in 2016 from Basel. However, he is primarily a squad player now, and spent the 2019 – 2020 season on loan in Turkey with Beşiktaş. He missed ...

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Chelsea to block Tottenham Gallagher move

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Chelsea will block any move by Tottenham to sign Conor Gallagher in January. The 23 year old continues to be linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge with his contract situation causing concern. He existing deal only runs until June 2025, and the club are undecided as to whether to offer an extension to a player who has captained ...

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Chelsea get FFP greenlight

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Any concerns that Chelsea may be inhibited by concerns about FFP have been alleviated by the news that they are well within the guidelines. That is because whilst the fact they have spent more than ₤1 billion on new players in the last three windows, there have been plenty of outgoings as well. And the fact that many of the ...

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Arsenal lead Chelsea in Toney race

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Arsenal are leading Chelsea in the race to sign Brentford striker Ivan Toney. The 27 year old is set to return to football in January having served an eight month ban from the game for betting offences, and, having adapted to life without him, Brentford are willing to sell him, although they have warned interested clubs that they expect a ...

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Chelsea will not sign a new keeper In January

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Chelsea are not expected to try to sign a new goalkeeper in January, despite the injury to theor current number one Robert Sanchez. He suffered a knee injury in the defeat away at Everton and is expected to be sidelined for a significant period of time. Instead they are likely to give Djordje Petrovic a run in the team, and ...

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Feyenoord striker now linked with Chelsea

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Feyenoord striker Santiago Giménez is the latest forward to be linked with a move to Chelsea. Despite spending more than ₤1 billion in the last three transfer windows, the Chelsea squad remains very unbalanced, and the lack of anybody who can score goals on a regular basis remains a glaring omission. That has seen a whole host of names associated ...

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