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United open talks over Rakitić transfer

Manchester United have opened talks with Barcelona about a possible deal for midfielder Ivan Rakitić. The Croatian international, who joined Barcelona from Sevilla in July 2014, has been a fixture in the Barcelona side for the past five years, but has started just one game for the club this season, playing just three hours of football in all competitions. Now ...

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Clubs vying to sign Eriksen

Bayern Munich are the latest club linked with a move for Christian Eriksen. The Dane is unhappy at Spurs after failing to secure a move away from White Hart Lane in the summer, and has turned down the offer of a lucrative new deal with the club. Reports have emerged now that Chairman Daniel Levy has instructed Eriksen’s agent to ...

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Ceballos drops hints about his future

Midfielder Dani Ceballos has dropped hints about his future that may give hope to Arsenal fans who want the club to sign him on a permanent basis. The 23 year old joined the Gunners on a season long loan from Real Madrid in the summer, with no option for the North London side to buy him. However, he has quickly ...

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Barcelona consider another Willian bid

Barcelona are considering making another bid for Chelsea winger Willian. The 31 year old is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in the summer and, despite being offered a new deal by the West London club, has so far refused to agree to any extension to his stay. As things currently stand he will able to leave on a free ...

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Arsenal identify Ozil replacement

Arsenal have identified the man they want to replace out-of-favour Mesut Ozil in the shape of Real Madrid’s Martin Ǿdegaard, currently on loan with Real Sociedad. The Gunners want to offload Ozil in January, even if just on loan, and are prepared to subsidise part of his £350,000 weekly wage for any club willing to take him. And the man ...

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United linked with forward recruits in January

Manchester United will go back into the market to sign a striker in January, with the club currently short of forward options. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sanctioned the summer sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan, and allowed Alexis Sanchez to go on loan to the same club, on the understanding that there would be suitable replacements but, in the ...

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FIFA plans overhaul of transfer system

Plans to reform the transfer system have been drawn up by FIFA, including the introduction of a cap upon agents’ commissions, and restrictions on the number of loan players. Under the proposals, agents’ fees would be limited to a maximum of 10% of the fee that a selling club receives for a player. Additionally, they could earn up to 3% ...

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Pochettino cryptic on Real Madrid links

Mauricio Pochettino has refused to downplay suggestions linking him with the Real Madrid job. The 47 year old Argentine has established a reputation for himself as one of the best managers in Europe, helping guide Tottenham to the Champions League final in June. He has been linked with the Real job before, noticeably when both Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari ...

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United keeping tabs on Tuchel

Manchester United have identified Thomas Tuchel as a potential replacement for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian, who was appointed as United’s interim manager in December following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, was only given three year contract at Old Trafford six months ago, but already there are some signs of discontent amongst the Old Trafford hierarchy. After an excellent ...

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Spanish giants eye van Dijk

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Both Barcelona and Real Madrid are prepared to break the bank to sign Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. The Dutch international captain joined the Anfield side from Southampton for £75 million in January 2018, and has since established himself as one of the finest defenders in Europe, helping his side win the Champions League last season and come within a ...

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