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Mourinho almost joined Liverpool

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Jose Mourinho almost joined Liverpool in 2004, before eventually ending up at Chelsea. The claim is made in forthcoming book which is entitled “Mourinho: Behind the Special One, from the origin to the glory” which has been written by the French journalist, Nicolas Vilas. According to Vilas, the representative of Mourinho at the time, Jorge Baldeck, had a meeting at ...

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Arsenal transfer plans hit by PSG U-turn

Having been closely linked with a move for PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa in January, Arsenal were believed to be on the verge of making him their first transfer of this summer. However, all that has now been thrown in the air with news that the French league champions have had a rethink and now want to keep him. The 27 ...

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AC Milan reject chance to sign Lallana

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AC Milan have decided not to pursue their interest in Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana. The 31 year old is out of contract at Anfield in June, after six years at the club, is ready to move on after becoming a peripheral figure under Jurgen Klopp, making just three Premier League appearances so far this season. There had been suggestions that ...

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Giroud willing to take pay cut to secure Inter move

Olivier Giroud is prepared to take a big wage cut in order to secure a move to Inter Milan this summer. The 33 year old is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in June, and came close to leaving the club during the last transfer window, although he was thwarted on that occasion because Chelsea could not identify a suitable ...

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Arsenal in talks to sign French defender

Arsenal are in negotiations to sign 22 year old centre-back Axel Disasi on a five year deal from French club Reims. The Gunners made an approach for the French under-20 international – who is also eligible to play for DR Congo – last December, but it was rejected at the time. However, with Disasi out of contract at the end ...

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Clubs could present united front against players

Premier League and Championship clubs are considering joining forces to present a united front, by agreeing an unprecedented “no-poaching” deal, which would see them voluntarily consent not to try to sign players from a rival unhappy about being asked to take a pay cut. It comes after informal discussions between executives of clubs who believe that a collective approach may ...

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Rojo wants extended loan spell

Manchester United Marcos Rojo wants to extend his loan spell with Argentine club Estudiantes. The 30 year old returned to his boyhood club on loan until the end of the season, but injuries restricted him to just one appearance, before the Covid-19 pandemic put an end to football in Argentina, at least temporarily. However, now fully recovered, he is hoping ...

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United’s Haaland hopes dealt a blow

Manchester United’s hopes of signing striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer have been dealt a blow. United, along with Real Madrid, are both hoping to sign the Norwegian teenager in the summer by taking advantage of a £65 million release clause in his contract, but they have now been informed that it does not come into effect until ...

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Premier League clubs want delay to new Brexit rules

Premier League clubs are hoping that new rules  which are come into effect on January 1st 2021 as a result of Brexit can be deferred. Under the new regulations, clubs, in line with FIFA guidelines, will not be able to sign players under 18 from overseas.  However, with the game currently suspended they want more time to adapt to the ...

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Chelsea linked with Derby midfielder

Chelsea are being linked with a summer move for Derby County midfielder Max Bird, who played under Frank Lampard when he was in charge of the Championship side. The 19 year old midfielder, who came through the academy system at Derby, was given his first-team debut by Lampard, and he has since gone on to make 27 appearances for them. ...

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