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Isak failed move explained

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Arsenal decided not to pursue a deal for Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak in the January window because they believe that he was overpriced. Their number one target in the January window was Dusan Vlahović for whom they were prepared to pay £67 million to Fiorentina. However, when it became clear that he was determined to join Juventus, they switched ...

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Rüdiger latest contract talks fail

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Chelsea’s latest attempts to agree a new contract with German defender Antonio Rüdiger have failed. The 28-ywear old, who is heading into the last five months of his current contract at Stamford Bridge is currently earning £100,000 a week. Chelsea’s initial offer of £140,000 was rejected out of hand, and now improved terms of £200,000 have also been turned down ...

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Real Madrid tracking Saliba

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Real Madrid have asked Arsenal about the availability of defender William Saliba who has been compared to Thiago Silva. The 20-year old is currently on loan in Ligue 1 with Marseille, his third loan spell back in France since signing for the Gunners from Saint Étienne in the summer of 2019. Although he has never yet played a senior game ...

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Arsenal still paying Aubameyang

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Although he has now left Arsenal, the Gunners will still be paying part of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s wages until the end of the season. The Gabonese striker had his contract terminated by mutual agreement on transfer deadline day, allowing him to join Barcelona on a free transfer. At the time it was presented as a good deal all round, and ...

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Chelsea want Real centre back

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Real Madrid centre-back Eder Militāo is the latest man to be linked with a summer move to Chelsea. It has been made clear that centre-back is a priority area for Thomas Tuchel’s side when the transfer window opens again, with the club set to lose both Antonio Rüdiger and Andreas Christensen as free agents. Militāo, who is 24 years old, ...

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Aubameyang leaves Arsenal

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Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang’s Arsenal career is over. He had not played for theclub since being stripped of the captaincy and left out of the squad for returning late from a family trip in December. Since then, he had been away with Gabon at the  African Cup of Nations, contracted Covid for a second time, and had a health scare after lesions ...

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Chelsea given new Koundé hope

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Chelsea may have until the summer to sign Jules Koundé from Sevilla. But the wait could be worth it, as they may be able to sign the French international for a relatively low price. At the start of the season, Seville rejected Chelsea’s offer for the player because it did not match their £68 million valuation of him. That decision ...

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Chelsea captain set for summer exit

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It is looking increasingly likely that Chelsea captain César Azpilicueta will be leaving the club in the summer. The Spaniard, who is the longest serving current player at Stamford Bridge, is into the final six months of his current deal. And, although he has publicly said that he wants to stay in West London, they are not prepared to meet ...

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European giants make Aubameyang approaches

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Both Barcelona and Juventus have made official approaches to take Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan for the rest of the season. The Gabonese striker was left out of the Gunners squad that has flown to Dubai for warm weather training, and has been training by himself, as options are being explored for him to leave the club before Monday’s deadline day. ...

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Chelsea closing in on Koundé

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Chelsea’s long chase to sign Sevilla defender Jules Koundé looks like it might finally be reaching fruition. The West London club spent the entire summer being linked with a move for the French international but no deal was done in the end because the Spanish club refused to budge on their valuation of him. Despite that they have continued to ...

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