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Bayern considering Zinchenko move

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Vincent Kompany, who has just been appointed Bayern Munich manager, is considering making Oleksandr Zinchenko one of his first signings. The pair were formerly team-mates at Manchester City. Zinchenko joined Arsenal two years ago, and enjoyed a successful first season in his inverted left-back role, which saw him move into midfield with some success. However, his second campaign was less ...

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Clubs tussling to sign Nketiah

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A number of Premier League clubs are tussling to sign Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah this summer. The 24 year old is expected to leave the Emirates, having fallen down the pecking order under Mikel Arteta and with the Gunners widely expected to spend big on a new forward in the forthcoming transfer window. Now he will be hoping to find ...

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AC Milan considering Jesus move

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AC Milan are considering making a move to sign Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus this summer. A ₤45 million arrival from Manchester City two seasons ago, Jesus was widely credited with raising the level of the Gunners’ squad when he first arrived. However, his second season in North London has been less successful, and a knee injury also hindered his progress. ...

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Two Arsenal players estimated as amongst the most valuable

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A respected publication has named two Arsenal players as among the most expensive, based on their estimated transfer value. According to CIES Football Observatory, captain Martin Ødegaard would be worth ₤115.3 million were he to be sold this summer. He is ninth on the list, and three places above him is Bukayo Saka, who is valued at ₤166.1 million. The ...

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United considering Chalobah move

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Manchester United are considering making a move for Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah this summer. Erik ten Hag had to cope with a raft of injuries last season, especially in defensive areas, and now Raphaël Varane has left the club, their squad is even thinner in the centre-half position, especially kif Harry Maguire departs in the transfer window. Chalobah had his ...

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Chelsea to bid for Palace winger

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Despite the uncertainty over who will be their new manager next season, Chelsea are still preparing to bid for Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise. They will face competition, though, with Manchester United and Liverpool both interested in the French winger, who, despite an impressive season for the South London club, did not make his country’s squad for the Euros. Despite ...

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Maresca identifies Chelsea transfer priorities

Although the appointment of Enzo Maresca as Chelsea’s new manager has yet to be confirmed, there are suggestions that he may already have had input into the club’s summer transfer business. And that has led to three priority positions identified, where he believes that the current squad he is inheriting needs to be strengthened – goalkeeper, left back, and striker. ...

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Chelsea in Maresca talks

  Chelsea are in talks with Enzo Maresco about their vacant manager job. They are succeeding a successor to Mauricio Pochettino who left his position after the season ended. Kieron McKenna has dropped out of the race, preferring to stay with Ipswich, and whilst Roberto di Zerbi and Thomas Frank are still candidates, Maresca appears to the choice of most ...

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Edu outlines Arsenal transfer process

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  Edu Gaspar, Arsenal’s sporting director, has outlined the club’s transfer process, and revealed that they have been working on targets since January. In an interview with Brazilian media, he explained the processes involved and that any new arrival has to be approved by a number of people. He cites the example of one player that they have been tracking, ...

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The summer transfer window

This year’s summer transfer window will open on June 14th, which is the same day as the Euros begin with Germany taking on Scotland in Munich. It will close on August 30th, slightly earlier than usual, meaning clubs have a total of 78 days to get all their business done for the new season. Unlike previous years, the transfer window ...

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