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Silva agrees contract extension

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Thiago Silva has agreed a one year contract extension that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2024. The Brazilian international. may be 38 years old now, but he remains one of the best defenders in the Premier League and his experience will be valuable as Graham Potter looks to build a title challenging team again. Since ...

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Martinelli agrees new contract

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Gabriel Martinelli has agreed a new contract with Arsenal. The Brazilian’s existing deal expires next summer, although that did have the option of a further two years. However, he has now agreed a new contract until 2027 with an option of a further year (something that the club are introducing into all new contracts now). The Brazilian international will see ...

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Soares set to complete Fulham move

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Arsenal right-back Cedric Soares is set to move to Fulham on loan for the rest of the season. The Portuguese international finds himself third-choice at the Emirates behind Ben White and Takehiro Tomiyasu and is deemed surplus to requirements, having played just 119 minutes in all competitions during the current campaign. However, the Premier League rule that states a club ...

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Arsenal submit bid for Brighton midfielder

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Arsenal have submitted a formal bid of £60 million to sign Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, although this has already been turned down by the South Coast club. The Gunners have been seeking midfield reinforcements, with suggestions that the knee injury that is currently keeping Mohammed Elneny on the side-lines is more serious than first suggested and that he could be ...

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Arsenal reject loan bid for midfielder

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Arsenal have turned down an approach from French side Monaco to take midfielder Albert Sambi Lakonga on loan for the rest of the season. The 23 year old was signed from Anderlecht in the summer of 2021, and initially showed promise, making 24 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners. However, he has found it much harder in his second ...

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Chelsea plotting new Fernandez approach

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Chelsea are plotting a new approach for Benfica Enzo Fernandez. They made an initial approach to sign the defensive midfielder who was named Young Player of the Tournament at the Qatar World Cup, where he played for the winners Argentina, but that was rejected after the two clubs failed to agree terms. One of the main sticking points was the ...

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UEFA to tighten FFP rules

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UEFA are set to tighten the rules on Financial Fair Play (FFP). The measure is a response to prevent further exploitation which has been used by Chelsea in the current transfer window. They have signed players on very long contracts, meaning that, under the current provisions, the cost of their transfer fee can be amortised over the length of their ...

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Ziyech set for Bridge departure?

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Hakim Ziyech may have been one of the better players on the pitch in Chelsea’s disappointing goalless draw with Liverpool at the weekend. But that may be one of his last appearances for the club, with several stories linking him with a move before the closure of the January window. One is that the Blues want to swap him for ...

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Chelsea trying to secure Mount deal

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Chelsea are to make fresh efforts to tie down Mason Mount to a new deal. The 24 year old’s current contract at Stamford Bridge has left than 18 months left to run, and now Liverpool have emerged as potential candidates to sign him. As things stand, he could walk away for free from the club next summer. The current stumbling ...

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Arsenal want loan deal for Real midfielder

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Arsenal are trying to sign 20-year old Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga on loan for the rest of the season. Strengthening midfield is a long-term priority for the Gunners, who are aware that they are overly reliant on Thomas Partey staying fit if they are to maintain their title challenge. The 20-year old French international was signed by the Spanish ...

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