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Arsenal record-breakers chalk-up personal milestones

Arsenal’s 3 – 0 victory over Watford on Sunday not only got the club back to winning ways in The Premier League but, as BBC Sport reports, there were also personal milestones achieved by Petr Cech and Mesut Ozil. Cech managed the distinction of becoming the first goalkeeper to achieve 200 clean sheets in the Premier League. He had been ...

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United plotting summer move for Dortmund defender

According to talkSPORT, Manchester United are planning to move for Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos in the summer. United Manager Jose Mourinho wants to strengthen his defence, with residual concerns about the centre back pairing of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, and whilst he is keen on Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld, Papastathopoulos is regarded as a viable alternative. United have apparently ...

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Arsenal and AC Milan battling to sign Udinese midfielder

Not content with battling each other on the field for a place in the Europa League quarter-finals, Arsenal and AC Milan are set for a clash off the field as well, reports the Metro, as both clubs vie to sign Udinese Jakub Jankto. Now his agent has confirmed that talks are likely to take place with representatives of both clubs, ...

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Liverpool close to deal for Stoke and England goalkeeper

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According to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool are close to agreeing a deal to sign Stoke City and England goalkeeper Jack Butland, for a fee of around £40 million. Despite playing for a team struggling in the relegation places in the Premier League, Butland has impressed this season, and with Joe Hart struggling for form and regular football at West Ham, ...

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United ready to reopen Martial contract talks

According to The Daily Mail, Manchester United are ready to reopen contract talks with Antony Martial. The club had initial discussions with the player and his representatives in December, and although no terms were agreed them, United are ready to resume negotiations, and are confident of reaching an agreement with him. Martial has 15 months remaining on his current deal ...

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Spurs star tops Lazio shortlist

Serie A club Lazio have made Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen one of their top summer transfer targets according to talkSPORT. The Italian side are set to lose central defender, Stefan de Vrij, who has been linked with Liverpool, Manchester United and Inter Milan, for free in June, when his current contract expires, and they are in the market for a ...

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Liverpool close to agreeing deal in principle for Monaco star

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According to talkSPORT, Liverpool are close to agreeing a deal in principle to sign Monaco forward Thomas Lemar in the summer. The forward has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal failing in a late bid to sign the 22-year old last summer. Now it appears that Liverpool are close to an agreement in principle ...

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Pochettino wanted to sign Davide Astori

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he tried to sign Fiorentina captain, Davide Astori, who tragically passed away last weekend, when he was manager of Southampton, reports The Daily Telegraph. The paper quotes Pochettino who said “I had the possibility to meet him five years ago because it was my idea to sign him when we were at Southampton….he was a great ...

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