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Kung-Fu fighting

It made headlines around the world, whilst the press conference that followed it became almost as famous for the bizarre philosophical statements offered up by the man at the centre of the controversy, Manchester United striker Eric Cantona. On January 25th, 1995, his United side were playing Crystal Palace in a  league match at Selhurst Park in South London. The ...

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The Referee who kicked back

Tony Chapron was a highly respected French referee. He had been refereeing in the top flight of French football since 2004, and had taken charge of more than 400 games, including the French Cup final in 2014. And  his services were also in demand abroad, and he had also officiated in the Chinese Super League. He had also taken charge ...

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United full-back linked with summer loan moves

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Manchester United full-back Brandon Williams could find himself a man in demand this summer. The 20-year-old is hoping he will be allowed to leave Old Trafford on loan in order to get more playing time, and it seems there will be no shortage of candidates for his services. Premier League new boys Norwich City are one, but they face potentially ...

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Salah linked with PSG

Mohamed Salah is being linked with a move to PSG this summer. The Egyptian captain still has two years left on his current contract at Anfield,  but has endured a frustrating campaign for the club this season, despite scoring 29 goals and providing four assists. Salah has been a PSG target for some time, but he is now actively being ...

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Mourinho set to raid Spurs for former players

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Jose Mourinho does not take up his new job with Roma until the end of the season. But already he is being linked with possible transfer moves for players who he managed whilst he was in charge of Tottenham. The South American due of Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura have both been mentioned as possible targets for the Serie A ...

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Arsenal close to midfielder deal

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Arsenal are reported to be closing in on a deal to sign Guido Rodriguez from Real Betis. The 27-year old is an Argentine defensive midfielder, who has played ten times for his senior international team. He is a tough tackling defensive midfielder who has acquired something of a reputation as a hard man, having picked up 10 yellow cards for ...

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Liverpool midfielder linked with Dortmund

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is being linked with a summer move to Borussia Dortmund. The England international is becoming increasingly unhappy about his lack of first-team involvement at Anfield, and has rarely featured since the turn of the year. A £35 million pound signing from Arsenal in 2017, the England international’s progress on Merseyside has been impeded by a series ...

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Luiz set for Arsenal exit

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David Luiz may have played his last game for Arsenal. The Brazilian made his return from injury in the win at Newcastle on Sunday, but had to go off with a hamstring injury in the second-half, which may bring an end to his season. And with the 34-year-iold Brazilian  out of contract in June, he may not pull on one ...

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Spurs could re-sign Bale

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will give whoever is the new manager there the chance to sign Gareth Bale again for next season. The Welshamn is due to return to Real Madrid at the end of the season, and has previously indicated his desire to return to Spain to see out the rest of his contract. But Spur do have the ...

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Sancho price tag slashed

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Jadon Sancho’s price tag has been slashed. Borussia Dortmund slapped a £110 million valuation on the England winger’s head last summer, which, in the end, was enough to force a planned bid for him by Manchester United to be abandoned. But now it appears that Dortmund and Sancho have a gentleman’s agreement that he will be allowed to leave the ...

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