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Shaqiri wants Liverpool departure

Xherdan Shaqiri wants to leave Liverpool this summer. The 29-year old Swiss international has become a fringe player under Jurgen Klopp making just 22 appearances last season, many of them from the bench, and 11 the previous campaign when Liverpool lifted the league trophy. In part this has been down to injury, but, even when fit, he is not a ...

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Under New Management (Part Three)

Concluding the series looking at the major clubs across Europe which are under new management this season. This time it is the turn of Spain, Germany, and France. For part one please click here, and part two here. Spain Real Madrid: Previous manager: Zinedine Zidane What happened to him? He resigned at the end of last season, after Real failed ...

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Tottenham finalising swap deal for Lamela

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Tottenham are putting the finishing touches on a swap deal for Spanish winger Bryan Gil. It will involve Erik Lamela moving to Spain and the North London club paying an additional £21.6 million in compensation. 20-year old Gil, who has three full caps for Spain, having played for them at virtually every age group, came through the Sevilla academy system. ...

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United still hopeful of signing French midfielder

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Manchester United are still hopeful of signing Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes in the transfer window. The 23 year old is now into the final year of his contract with the Ligue 1 side, and has already indicated that he will not be signing a new deal with them. That means he will become a free agent next summer, so and ...

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United closing in on Varane

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Manchester United are closing in on a dealt to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane. It has been reported that an agreement on personal terms has almost been reached, and that they are hopeful of concluding the deal in the next few weeks. Real Madrid are keen to cash in on Varane this summer, because he is heading into the ...

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Chelsea planning Griezmann loan move

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Chelsea are planning a loan move for Barcelona and French striker Antoine Griezmann. Barcelona are open to let Griezmann go in order to release funds which could help go towards a new deal for Lionel Messi, who is out of contract at the Nou Camp. Whilst they would prefer an outright sale, they know that will be difficult in the ...

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Real want midfielder as part of Varane deal

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Real Madrid want to include Donny van de Beek as part of any deal with Manchester United for defender Raphael Varane. The French international has been linked with a  move to Old Trafford this summer, with him ready to leave the Spanish side having turned down a new contract with them, with his existing deal set to expire next year. ...

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They Impressed at the Euros (Part Four)

Concluding the series looking at the players who impressed so much playing for their countries at the European Championships that it was enough to earn them a big money move once the tournament was over. For Part One click here; for Part Two click here; and Part Three click here. Mario Mandzukić Croatia failed to get out of the group ...

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They Impressed at the Euros (Part Three)

Continuing the series looking at some of the players whose performances wearing national colours at the European Championships won them big money moves after the tournament was over. For Part One please click here, and :Part Two please click here. Luis Figo The Portuguese winger was already a star in la Liga, helping Barcelona win two league titles, the Spanish ...

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No option for extended Bale loan

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Jonathan Barnett, the agent of Gareth Bale, has confirmed that there is no option which will allow Spurs to re-sign his client. Instead, he is set to return to Real Madrid where, entering the fianl year of his contract, he will be hoping to impress new manager Carlo Ancelotti, who has made encouraging noises about all players who were out ...

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