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Juventus could pip City to Alaba

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Manchester City’s hopes of signing David Alaba from Bayern Munich could be thwarted by Juventus. The 28-year old Austrian defender is out of contract at the Allianz Arena next contract, and, despite being offered a lucrative new deal by the German champions and Champions League winners, seems determined to leave. City were the leading contenders to sign him over the ...

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Chelsea eyeing summer move for Haaland

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Chelsea are already making transfer pans for next summer, with Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland top of their wish list. The 20-year old only joined Borussia Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in January, but he continues to be wanted by top clubs all across Europe. He is believed to have a release clause of £63 million in his contract with the ...

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Woodward blocked Haaland move

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Ed Woodward’s dealings – or lack of them – in the transfer market, has made him a very unpopular figure with the club’s fans. And they will scarcely be feeling more charitable towards the Executive Vice-President after learning that he was personally responsible for vetoing a move for one of the most exciting talents in Europe in January. Erling Haaland ...

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FIFA reveals drop in transfer spending

FIFA have released figures for the amount of money spent on clubs worldwide on summer transfers, and it has shown a sharp drop due to the pandemic.  The overall number of transfers was also down. They reveal that US $9.2 billion was spent by clubs worldwide between June 1st and October 5th, the date that most transfer windows closed. That compares ...

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True cost of potential Sancho deal revealed

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Manchester United opted not to pursue a deal for Jadon Sancho once it became clear what the true cost of signing the England winger was likely to be. It was thought that the Premier League club baulked at the €120 million (£109 million) demanded by Borussia Dortmund. However, it has been revealed the actual costs of signing him was likely ...

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Sessegnon agrees Hoffenheim switch

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Ryan Sessegnon has agreed to join Hoffenheim on loan this season, having flown to Germany to finalise the deal. The Bundesliga side have beaten off a host of competition to seal his signature, with the likes of Southampton, Brighton, Celtic, Hertha Berlin and RB Leipzig all showing an interest in acquiring his services on a temporary basis. The 20-year old ...

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Bayern Munich rekindle interest in Hudson Odoi

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Bayern Munich have rekindled their long-standing interest in Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi. The German champions were heavily linked with a move for the England international last summer and made several bids for him, all of which were turned down by Chelsea. In the end, he was persuaded to stay with the West London club and signed a lucrative long-term deal ...

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United in talks over Dembélé loan

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Manchester United have opened talks with Barcelona over a loan move for striker Ousmane Dembélé. It is a tacit recognition that their long pursuit of Jadon Sancho has proved fruitless, at least for this window, with Borussia Dortmund unwilling to budge on their asking price. Dembélé joined Barcelona from Dortmund in 2017 for £97 million, when he was rated as ...

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Leverkusen closing on deal for Kolasinac

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Bayer Leverkusen are closing in on a deal to sign Arsenal full-back Sead Kolasinac, after tabling a €11 (£10) million did for him. The Bosnian international is just one of a clutch of players linked with an exit from the Emirates before the transfer window closes on Monday, and had previously been linked with a move back to his former ...

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Karius close to German loan move

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius is close to joining Bundesliga club Union Berlin on a season-long loan. The 27-year-old has not played for the Anfield side since his ill-fated appearance in the 2018 Champions League final against Real Madrid, and subsequently moved to Turkish side Beşiktaş on a two-year long loan. That arrangement though was ended early in May in a ...

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