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Chelsea and United chasing Stoke youngster

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Chelsea and Manchester United are set to go head-to-head in the race to sign Stoke City Emre Tegel, who has been dubbed the next Harry Kane. The striker has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the Stoke academy system, playing regularly for their under-18 side last season, despite being only 15 at the time. He is being compared to the England ...

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Lampard linked with Newcastle job

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Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is among the names linked with the Newcastle United job, along with current Rangers’ manager Steven Gerrard. However, another ex-Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has ruled himself out of the running to take over at St. James Park. Following the announcement that the long-delayed takeover by a Saudi-backed consortium had finally been approved by the Premier ...

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Drinkwater offers frank assessment of his Chelsea career

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Danny Drinkwater has offered a frank assessment of his Chelsea career, describing it a “a shambles”. A member of Leicester’s Premier League winning side, he was signed by Antonio Conté on deadline day in the summer of 2017, for £35 million, but he struggled ever to make an impression at Stamford Bridge, making just 13 top flight appearances. Loan spells ...

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Barkley rejected deadline day loan move

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Ross Barkley rejected the chance to join West Bromwich Albion on loan for the season ahead. And now the 27-year old England international must reconcile himself to a place in Chelsea’s reserve side, at least until January when the transfer window opens again. He spent last season on loan at Aston Villa, but failed to impress enough for them to ...

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Premier League clubs top spending charts

Premier League clubs topped the spending charts this summer, with more than £1.15 billion paid out in transfer fees. That was more than Spain, Germany and French sides spent combined, But, despite that outlay, the overall spend was down on last year. The highest individual outlay was for Jack Grealish by Manchester City who was bought from Aston Villa for ...

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Ampadu signs new deal and then heads to Italy

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Chelsea fans, focussed on the arrival of Saúl Ñiguez at the club, and the failed bid for Jules Koundé may have missed the news concerning Welsh international Ethan Ampadu. Signed form League two Exeter City as a 16-year old, Ampadu has become something of a forgotten man at Stamford Bridge, mainly because he has only made 12 appearances for the ...

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Arsenal youngster set for Portsmouth loan

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Highly rated Arsenal teenager Miguel Azeez is set to move to League One Portsmouth on loan for the season. The midfielder is tipped to have a bright future at the Emirates, but, with the club not involved I European football this season,  it is recognised that first-team opportunities are likely to be very limited under Mikel Arteta in the forthcoming ...

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Arsenal agree Ramsdale deal

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Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. Negotiations between the two clubs had seemed to break down irretrievably last week, after the Gummers had seen two bids for the 23-year old rejected. The Premier League club had made it clear they were not prepared to go higher and that unless United dropped their valuation of ...

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Ramsdale talks continuing

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Arsenal remain in negotiations with Sheffield United about a move for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. The Gunners have had two bids for the 23-year old turned down by the South Yorkshire club and there were reports that the deal was about to collapse with the two parties still a long way apart on valuation for the player. However, now it appears ...

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Injuries Ruined Their Career (Part Four)

The fourth instalment of the series looking at players whose careers were ruined by injuries. For Part One, please click here; for Part Two, please click here; and Part Three please click here. Jack Wilshere Jack Wilshere is still playing, and theoretically, could still go on to enjoy a major career in the game. But realistically he has unlikely ever ...

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