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Arsenal scouting Croat midfielder

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Arsenal have been scouting midfielder Lovro Majer, who has been described in his homeland of Croatia as the next Luke Modrić. Representatives of the Gunners were on hand to watch him in action playing for Croatia against Denmark in the Nations League on Thursday. They would have liked what they saw as well, because he scored within a minute of ...

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Chelsea ready to pay £30 million for unproven teenager

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Chelsea are prepared to pay up to £30 million for a teenager who has yet to make a senior appearance for his club, Fulham. Despite that, Fulham starlet Luke Harris has been on their radar since scoring a hat-trick in an under 21 game between the two clubs earlier this year. The latest in a long line of Fulham academy ...

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Boehly keen to recruit American talent

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Chelsea’s new co-owner Todd Boehly wants to bring more American talent to Stamford Bridge. Reports indicate that the club have recently drawn up plans which would see them heavily scouring in the USA to identify the best nascent talent there and bring them to England to continue their development. And, whilst may unearth a gem or two, the commercial advantages ...

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Gunners already working on January signing

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It has been reported that Arsenal are already looking forward to the January transfer window, and they have made contact with the representatives of Eintracht Frankfurt attacking midfielder Jesper Lindstrom. Although they have made a fine start to the season and sit top of the Premier League going into the international break, they still remain light in terms of quality ...

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Chelsea consider new Sporting Director candidate

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Having been rebuffed by Christoph Freund of Red Bull Salzburg, Chelsea have moved on to other potential candidates in their search for a Sporting Director. Although Bayer Leverkusen’s Tim Steidten has been mentioned in relation to the job, the new name doing the rounds is Victor Orta, who is currently with Leeds United. Orta made his name with Middlesbrough before ...

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Saliba close to new deal

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William Saliba is set to sign a new deal with Arsenal. The French centre-half only made his senior debut for the Gunners in the opening Premier League game of the season against Crystal Palace, three years since he first signed for the club. Having spent the intervening period almost exclusively on loan back in France, there were many who feared ...

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Chelsea rebuffed by Freund

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Chelsea have been rejected by their leading candidate to become their new Sporting Director. It had seemed as if they were closing in Red Bull’s Christoph Freund, currently with Red Bull Salzburg, as the man who would work alongside new manager Graham Potter. However, somewhat to their surprise, he has rebuffed the opportunity, claiming that this is out of loyalty ...

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Hudson-Odoi given assurances about Chelsea future

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Callum Hudson-Odoi has been told that he still has a future at Chelsea. The winger moved to Bayer Leverkusen on loan just before transfer deadline day, and is already enjoying life at his new club, where he is feeling appreciated and has become a regular starter. That is a relative novelty for him after the last two  seasons when he ...

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Chelsea on the verge of key appointment

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Chelsea’s hunt for a Sporting Director appears to be over. That follows news that the club are on the verge of appointing Christoph Freund to the position. Freund has been working at Red Bull Salzburg but, having now agreed personal terms with the man himself, now have to work out a compensation package with the Australian club. It also means ...

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Arsenal considering move for free agent

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Arsenal are considering a move for Portuguese midfielder Xeka who isa  free agentg after leaving Ligue 1 side Lille. Following injuries to both Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny, the Gunners tried to sign Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa on transfer deadline day, but, despite making three offers, were rebuffed. Partey is back from injury sooner than expected, but has struggled ...

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