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Marcelo Bielsa appointed new Leeds coach

Leeds United have chosen Marcelo Bielsa as their new head coach, appointing the Argentine on a two-year deal. He replaces Paul Heckingbottom who was relieved of his duties at Elland Road last month. Bielsa said in a statement “’It has always been my ambition to work in England and I have had several opportunities to do so during my career, ...

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Spurs preparing cut-price offer for Jack Grealish

Tottenham are ready to take advantage of Aston Villa’s financial woes by preparing a bid for their star midfielder Jack Grealish considerably below his estimated market value. Villa are losing close to £6 million a week, having spent big on transfers in an unsuccessful bid to win promotion back to the Premier League. Last month the club missed a tax ...

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Swansea City reject Fulham bid for Jordan Ayew

Newly-promoted Fulham have had a transfer bid for Swansea City forward Jordan Ayew turned down by the Welsh club. Fulham are believed to have offered around £8 million for the Ghanian striker, but this has been turned down, along with bids from West Ham United for goalkeeper Lucasz Fabianski and central defender Alfie Mawson. Ayew, whose brother Andre also plays ...

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Cardiff City sign Preston defender

Newly promoted Cardiff City have further strengthened their side ahead of the new defender by signing defender Greg Cunningham from Preston. The Republic of Ireland player has joined Cardiff on a three-year deal, although it is thought to be in the region of £4 million. The 27-year old left back began his career at Manchester City, for whom he made ...

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Afobe to join Stoke – just days after Wolves move

In what may be the most unexpected transfer of the summer window so far, striker Benik Afobe is on the verge of a move to Stoke City – less than 2 weeks after he joined Wolves on a permanent deal. Afobe spent the last five months of last season on loan at Wolves from his parent club Bournemouth. As part ...

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Cardiff set to clinch signing of Norwich winger

Cardiff City are set to make Norwich City winger Josh Murphy their first signing of the summer transfer window, and report that the player is set to have a medical with the newly-promoted club after a fee worth more than £10 million was agreed over the weekend. 23-year old Josh is the twin brother of Jacob Murphy, who the Championship ...

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Swansea turn down bids from West Ham for goalkeeper and defender

Swansea City have turned down bids from West Ham United for goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and defender Alfie Mawson. Former Arsenal keeper Fabianski has informed Swansea that he wants to leave the club following their relegation to the Championship, whilst highly rated Mawson was previously a target for the Hammers in January. Although the amount of both bids have not been ...

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Aston Villa owner seeks to reassure fans over cash crisis

Aston Villa owner Dr. Tony Xia has moved to reassure fans after a difficult two weeks, on and off the pitch, which forced the club to suspend CEO Keith Wyness over a missed tax bill to HMRC. The club is facing financial meltdown according to The Daily Mirror, having invested heavily in their squad in an unsuccessful attempt to win ...

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Liverpool linked with Shaqiri move after Stoke’s relegation

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Liverpool have been linked with a move for Swiss playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri, following Stoke City’s relegation from the Premier League. The 26-year old has made it clear that he has no interest in playing in the Championship, but would “love to stay” in England, and his availability and affordability – he is thought to have a release clause in his ...

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Jonny Evans close to Leicester move

Leicester City are on the brink of signing Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion. Evans who was captain of the relegated side had a clause in his contract which dictated that he could be sold for a reduced fee in the event that Albion failed to hold on to their Premiership status, and this has resulted in a fee of ...

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