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Under New Management (Part Three)

Concluding the series looking at the major clubs across Europe which are under new management this season. This time it is the turn of Spain, Germany, and France. For part one please click here, and part two here. Spain Real Madrid: Previous manager: Zinedine Zidane What happened to him? He resigned at the end of last season, after Real failed ...

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United make Goretzka offer

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Manchester United are already planning for the future. They have tabled a concrete offer to Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka when his current deal with Bayern Munich runs out next summer. They regard him as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba. German international Goretzka has entered the final year of his current contract at Bayern, and talks over a new ...

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Tottenham finalising swap deal for Lamela

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Tottenham are putting the finishing touches on a swap deal for Spanish winger Bryan Gil. It will involve Erik Lamela moving to Spain and the North London club paying an additional £21.6 million in compensation. 20-year old Gil, who has three full caps for Spain, having played for them at virtually every age group, came through the Sevilla academy system. ...

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Hudson-Odoi staying at Chelsea

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Despite being linked with moves away from the club, with suggestions that he could be used as a makeweight in deals to bring Erling Haaland and Kingsley Coman to the club, Callum Hudson-Odoi is staying at Chelsea this summer. However, he will be aware that he has  lot to prove having been on the periphery of Thomas Tuchel’s squad towards ...

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Liverpool tracking West ham forward

Liverpool are interested in signing West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen. However, in order to fund any move for hi, the Anfield side may have to sell either Xherdan Shaqiri Divock Origi – or potentially both. Jurgen Klopp wants to boost his striking options, with a blunt attack, together with a  leaky defence, the main reasons why they failed to mount ...

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Arsenal winning race for Abraham

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Arsenal appear to have edged ahead in the race to sign Tammy Abraham from Chelsea. The Stamford Bridge club want to offload Abraham this summer, despite the fact that he was their top scorer last season, as they look to make room in their squad for a new striker, as links to Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski continue. Both Aston ...

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United’s Koulibaly bid rejected

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Manchester United have had a £30 million bid for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly turned down. The Premier League side want to sign a new defender this summer to partner Harry Maguire, and have been heavily linked with Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane. However, it appears that he is not their only target, with Koulibaly also in their sights. Like many clubs, ...

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Brighton lining-up Phillips move

Brighton are lining-up a move for Liverpool centre-back Nathan Phillips. They are in the market for a replacement for Ben White, who they have agreed to sell to Arsenal for £50 million, although that deal has yet to be completed, with the England defender still on his holidays. Phillips is valued at £15 million, and has two years left on ...

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Liverpool duo sold

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujić has joined Porto in a £10.5 million deal. The Serbian was manager Jurgen Klopp’s signing after taking over at Anfield in October 2015, but struggled to establish himself at Anfield since. Instead, he embarked on a series of loan moves to Red Star Belgrade, Cardiff City and Hertha Berlin and, most recently to Porto last season. ...

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Chelsea turn attention to Lewandowski

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Chelsea have turned their attention to Bayern Munich and Polish striker Robert Lewandowski as hopes of being able to persuade Borussia Dortmund to sell Erling Haaland in the current transfer window fade. Haaland has been their primary target as they look for new forward options, but with Dortmund refusing to part with him, they have shifted their focus to the ...

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