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Chelsea have three Zakaria alternatives

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Chelsea have three alternatives under consideration if they decide to cut short the loan of Denis Zakaria in January. The Swiss international arrived late in the summer transfer window after the club failed to secure any of its desired midfield targets,, but, so far, he has failed to play a single minute for the West London side. Whilst Graham Potter ...

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Ajax blocked Chelsea move for midfielder

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Ajax blocked a late move by Chelsea to sign midfielder Edson Alvarez. The Mexican had an angry exchange with bosses at the Eredivisie club after they rejected a bid of £43 million for the player from the Stamford Bridge outfit. The reason given was that the Dutch transfer window had already closed, meaning that they would not be able to ...

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Ajax targeting late Ziyech move

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Ajax want to re-sign Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea before the transfer window closes. Ziyech was Frank Lampard’s first signing as Chelsea manager, but he has struggled to ever establish himself at Stamford Bridge, and appears surplus to requirements under Thomas Tuchel. The Dutch champions are now in the market foe a wide layer, after agreeing to sell Antony ...

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Could Arsenal be pipped to another transfer?

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Having seen the signing of Brazilian winger Raphinha seemingly snatched under their noses by Chelsea, now comes news that another Premier League club wants to muscle in on moves to bring Ajax defender Lisandro Martínez to North London. The Gunners have already had one bid for the Argentine international turned down and have submitted a revised offer, but Manchester United ...

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Chelsea to compete with United for Antony

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Chelsea are set to compete for Manchester United for the signature of Ajax winger Antony. The Brazilian’s two seasons at the Eredivisie side since his move from Sao Paolo has seen him score 17 goals and provide 12 assists. His performances have attracted interest from across Europe, but United have been the most heavily linked with the 22-year old, not ...

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Gunners submit new Martínez bid

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Arsenal have submitted a new bid for Ajax defender Lisandro Martínez. They originally bid £22 million for the Argentine international, but that was turned down  by the Eredivisie club who value him closer to double that. Now the Gunners have gone back with an offer believed to be closer to £35 million. Manchester United have also been linked with the ...

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Arsenal now want Ajax defender

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Arsenal may have made a slower start to the summer transfer business than their fans would have liked, but it seems they are making up for lost time now. Having signed Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira out of the blue, and with a  deal for Gabriel Jesus edging closer, now come news that the Gunners want to sign Ajax defender Lisandro ...

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Feyenoord want Nelson return

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Feyenoord are in discussions with Arsenal about another loan spell at the Eredivisie club for winger Reiss Nelson. The 22-year old spent last season on loan in Rotterdam where he initially struggled, before adapting to life at his new club, and was an integral part of the side that reached the final of the Europa Conference League. A key determinant ...

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Nelson to discuss Gunners’ future

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Winger Reiss Nelson will hold talks about his future once he returns to London with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta. The 22 year old is coming to the end of a season long loan with Feyenoord in the Eredivisie. He struggled at first at the Dutch club, but then adapted and played a key role in the side’s run to the ...

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They went to a match and never came back (Part Seven)

Continuing the series that looks at those thankfully rare times in football history when fans went to a football match but never made it home afterwards. (For Part One click here; Part Two here; Part Three here; Part Four here; Part Five here; and Part Six here). 1982 was a bad year for Stadium disasters. Within the period of less ...

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