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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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Griezmann considered as Kane alternative

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Manchester City are considering Antoine Griezmann as an alternative to Harry Kane. Whilst the Englishman, along with Jack Grealish, remain top of their transfer wish list this summer, the high prices required to obtain both, combined with the reluctance of Tottenham to sell their main asset, has led them to consider other options. One of them is Griezmann who Pep ...

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United goalkeeper in Everton transfer talks

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Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero is in talks with manager less Everton about a switch to the Merseyside club. It is a case of déja vu for the Argentine. He was on the verge of a move to Goodison Park last summer when United changed their minds at the last minutes and the deal fell through after the Manchester club ...

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They Impressed at the Euros (Part Two)

Continuing the series looking at players who earned big money moves on the strength of what they achieved playing For Part One for their national sides at the European Championship. For Part One, please click here. Henrik Larsson Swedish striker Larsson had already enjoyed a glittering career in Scotland with Celtic, with whom he won four league titles, and the ...

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They Impressed at the Euros (Part One)

This year’s Euros will see some players put themselves in the shop window for a big move, wither abroad to a foreign club, or within their own league to a more established team. Some of the world’s best – and not so good players – have been signed following their displays for their national teams at the European Championships.  In ...

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Seville manager turns down Tottenham

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Spurs have had an approach for Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui turned down. That is despite making what has been described as a “dizzying” offer for him to become their new manager. Instead, the 54-year old wants to stay with the club who he helped win the Europa League in 2020, and then guided them to a Champions League finish last ...

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United edge closer to defender deal

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Manchester United have edge closer in their attempts to sign defender Pau Torres from Spanish club Villareal. Torres is currently with the Spanish squad at the Euros, where he has started both games so far. Discussions  are expected to pick up pace once the tournament is concluded. United have made signing another centre back a priority this summer, and having ...

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United could lose out on Trippier

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Manchester United’s pursuit of Atlético Madrid and England full-back Kieran Trippier could be frustrated. That is after news emerged that PSG could be ready to make a move for the 30-year old, who is seeking to leave the La Liga club after two years in Spain. And that would mean a reunion for Trippier with his former boss Mauricio Pochettino, ...

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The Biggest Flops in Transfer History (part four)

Concluding the series looking at some of teh biggest flops in transfer history, where large sums of money were paid for a player and the move just did not work out. For part one, click here; part two here; and part three here. Jonathan Woodgate  Newcastle United to Real Madrid In 2004, Real Madrid were convinced that England defender Jonathan ...

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The Biggest Transfer Flops in History (part three)

Conintnuing the series looking at some of the biggest transfer flops in history, where players moved clubs in big money moves that never worked out. Part One can be found here and Part Two here. Robinho – Real Madrid to Manchester City In 2008 Manchester City were bought by the Abu Dhabi United Group, and immediately became one of the ...

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