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Five best goals in the history of the Euros

Some of the greatest goals in international football have been scored during the European Championships. A piece of individual brilliance is often the difference between a team’s success and elimination at a major tournament. Some of the best Euros goals have turned the tide for a nation or been the cutting edge needed to help teams progress. 5. Hal Robson-Kanu ...

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Chelsea prepared to meet Rabiot’s wage demands

Chelsea are reportedly prepared to meet the wage demands of French midfielder Adrien Rabiot. He is currently playing in Serie A with Juventus, where his annual salary is set to reach £6 million, a figure that is too high for the Turin club given their current financial difficulties. Rabiot is out of contract with them in June, and there is ...

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Mount rejects new contract offer

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Before leaving to join the England World Cup squad, Mason Mount turned down a new contract offer worth £200,000 a week. The 23-year old has been named Chelsea’s Player of the Season for the past two years, and securing the future of a man who will be out of contract in 18 months; time, is regarded as a priority for ...

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Inter cannot afford Lukaku asking price

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Inter Milan cannot afford the fee of around £60 million it would take to buy back Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea outright. But they are open to renegotiating  his loan deal with the Premier League club. He is back on loan with the Sere A side for the current season, but Inter are already opening to extending his stay back in ...

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Will the Data on Dementia and Heading Alter the Game?

We have recently seen the introduction of new heading guidelines for football players in the Premier League ahead of the 2021/22 season. The changes come on the back of a great deal of research surrounding the link between heading the football and dementia in later life. Some of the players affected by dementia after their careers ended are famous names, ...

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Arsenal tracking defensive midfielder

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Arsenal are tracking defensive midfielder Ibrahima Bamba who could be available for just £5 million. The 20-year old, who was born in Italy, but is also eligible to play for the Ivory Coast currently plays for Vitoria Guimāres in Portugal’s Primeira Liga, and made his professional debut earlier this year in a defeat to Benfica. Despite his lack of experience, ...

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The Most Memorable World Cup Matches

The World Cup is the most prestigious prize in international football and one of the biggest sporting events in the world. With some of the biggest names in football appearing at each tournament, it attracts billions of viewers every four years. In 2018, a record 3.572 billion people watched the Russia World Cup with a further 3,031,768 attending the matches ...

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Arsenal linked with Brazilian midfielder again

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Arsenal are once again being linked with a move for Brazilian midfielder Danilo. The defensive midfielder has been tracked by several European clubs for some time now, but the Gunners may be ready to translate that into a concrete move in January. Mikel Arteta has been given the greenlight to strengthen his squad when the January window opens again and ...

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Chelsea agree Nkonku deal

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Chelsea have agreed  a deal to sign RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkonku in the January transfer window. The striker has been ruled out of the World Cup after picking up an injury in training on the eve of the tournament, leaving him with a knee sprain. Although that means he will miss out on the action in Qatar, it is ...

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Chelsea considering Pickford move

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Chelsea are considering making a move for Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and will be monitoring his performances for England during the World Cup. Although the West London club have both Kepa Arrizabalaga and Édouard Mendy at their disposal, neither has managed to convince manager Graham Potter since he has been at the club. Potter is reported o be ...

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