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Queuing forming for Chelsea full-back

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Clubs are lining-up to sign Chelsea full-back Ian Maatsen. The 21 year old rejected the chance to join Burnley, with whom he enjoyed a successful loan period last season on a permanent basis in the summer, because he was prepared to fight for his place at Stamford Bridge. However, he has become increasingly frustrated by his lack of first-team opportunities ...

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Gunners may trigger defender’s release clause

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Arsenal are reported to be considering triggering the release clause of Portuguese defender Gonçalo Inácio, who currently plays for Sporting Lisbon. Still just 22, he has been capped by Portugal at every age level from under-17 upwards, and made his full international debut earlier this year, and scored twice in their historic win over Liechenstein in their 2024 Euro qualifier, ...

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Villareal want Arsenal defender

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Spanish club Villareal are interested in a January move for Arsenal right-back Cédric Soares. The 32 year old Portuguese international is very much a fringe player at the Emirates this season, with a number of players ahead of them in the pecking order. He did start for them in the Champions League against PSV Eindhoven last week, but that was ...

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Arsenal preparing offer for Man United target

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Arsenal are preparing an offer to sign Marcos Leandro, who is also a target for Manchester United. 20 year old forward Leandro currently plays for Santos, but the Gunners are hoping to take advantage of the fact that the club – which boasts Pele and Neymar amongst its most famous ever former players – has just been relegated from the ...

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Swedish forward now linked with Chelsea

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Chelsea have made no secret of the fact that they want to buy a striker in January, and, although the names of Victor Osimhen and Ivan Toney are the most frequently mentioned with a move to Stamford Bridge, a new figure may now be in the frame. Reports from Scandinavia suggest that they have joined the race to sign Swedish ...

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Chelsea place seven on the transfer list

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Chelsea have reportedly placed seven players on their transfer list as they look to raise money to fund even more acquisitions. They include three academy products – Armando Broja, Trevoh Chalobah and Ian Maatsen – but it is the identity of the other four that might cause eyebrows to be raised. Axel Dasai was only signed from Monaco four months ...

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Bergkamp set to return to Arsenal?

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Dennis Bergkamp could be set to return to Arsenal in a coaching role. Mikel Arteta has offered the Dutchman a chance to coach at Academy level, and Bergkamp is reported to be seriously considering it. He has been out of football since losing his job as one of the assistant coaches at Ajax six years ago, but has indicated that ...

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Chelsea ready to spend even more in January

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Chelsea are ready to spend even more money in January, with a new striker and central defender top of their wish list. Since Todd Boehly and Clearwater Capital took over the club, Chelsea have spent over ₤1 billion in the transfer market, but, under Mauricio Pochettino, they seem no closer to find a winning formula, with the weekend’s defeat at ...

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Kiwior going nowhere in January

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Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior will not be allowed to leave on loan in January. The Polish international was signed from Spezia in January, but has struggled to establish himself at the Emirates, and remains a fringe player. And, when he has been used, it is often as a left-back, rather than in his preferred position of centre-back. That has led ...

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