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City negotiating for Benfica defender

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Manchester City are in talks to sign Rúben Dias. Pep Guardiola wants a right-sided central defender, having decided previously not to replace Vincent Kompany who retired at the end of the 2018 – 2019 season. He has been linked with a host of names, including Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, and Atlético Madrid’s José Giménez, but they are unwilling to meet the ...

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Aouar agrees to join Arsenal

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Houssem Aouar has agreed to join Arsenal – but only because there are no viable alternatives. The 22-year old Frenchman would prefer to join Manchester City, Juventus or Barcelona, but with none of these clubs prepared to make an offer to sign him in the current window, he has opted for the Gunners. There is still a long way to ...

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Smalling linked with Inter Milan

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Inter Milan are interested in Chris Smalling. However, any deal will be dependent on Tottenham making a movie for Slovenian defender Milan Škriniar. Jose Mourinho has identified Škriniar as a replacement for the departed Jan Vertonghen, but they do not want to meet his £46 million price tag, and the Serie A team will need to drop his asking price. ...

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Kepa set for loan move

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Chelsea are set to send goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga out on loan. Frank Lampard’s side finally ended their long search for a new keeper by completing the signing of Senegalese international Édouard Mendy from Rennes in a £22 million deal on Thursday. And that spells bad news for the immediate future of Kepa, a club record signing from Athletic Bilbao two ...

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Guendouzi submits transfer request

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Matteo Guendouzi has submitted a formal transfer request to Arsenal. The 21-year old has not featured for the first-team since the defeat away to Brighton in June, which saw him angrily confront striker Neal Maupay at full-time, with the home players subsequently claiming that he tainted them with how much he earned, There have been reports of disciplinary issues, and ...

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Southampton want Loftus-Cheek

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Southampton want to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek on a season-long loan from Chelsea. The Saints are in the market for a replacement for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg who was allows to join Tottenham in a £15 million deal earlier this summer and have identified Loftus-Cheek as a potential candidate, along with Everton’s Tom Davies. Loftus-Cheek missed more than a year’s football after picking ...

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City seek FIFA extension to transfer deadline

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Manchester City are to request special dispensation from FIFA so that they can sign José Giménez from Atlétio Madrid. The 25-year old Uruguayan international is currently self-isolating in Spain for a two-week period after testing positive for the coronavirus. This means that he will not be able to complete a medical with the Premier League club prior to the international ...

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Barkley linked with Villa loan move

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Aston Villa are mulling over a making a bid to sign Chelsea’s Ross Barkley on loan. Barkley may be struggling for first-team minutes at Stamford Bridge this season after all the new arrivals at the club, whilst Villa are looking for somebody who can play in the “number eight” role. Barkley has appeared as a substitute in both Chelsea’s league ...

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James to stay at United

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Welsh winger Daniel James will be staying at Manchester United this season. That is despite intense speculation suggesting that the 22-year old will be allowed to join Leeds United on loan. James initially made a strong impression when he joined United from Swansea City last summer, scoring three times in his first four games. However, he subsequently faded after that, ...

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Liverpool negotiating loan for Dembélé

Liverpool are in talks with Barcelona over a season long loan for Ousmane Dembélé. The winger moved to the Catalans in 2017 from Borussia Dortmund in a deal that could be worth up to £135 million, but he has had a nightmare time with injuries since his arrival in Spain, and missed almost the whole of last season with a ...

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