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Rüdiger race hots up

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The race to sign Antonio Rüdiger is heating-up, with two more clubs throwing their hat in the ring to show their interest in signing the German defender. He is in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, and, although Chelsea would like to retain his services, they face an uphill battle to convince him to stay, especially after ...

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AFCON may force Arsenal into transfer market

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The African Cup of Nations could force Arsenal into the transfer market in January. The Gunners have four layers likely to be absent with their countries, and given that they have now been told players must be released aa early as Boxing Day, thoughts are already turning to what the squad may look like in their absence. Central midfield is ...

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Chelsea will not exercise Saul option

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Chelsea will not exercise their option to sign midfielder Saúl Ñíguez on a permanent basis. The 26-year old signed from Atlético Madrid on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day, but has struggled to make any impression so far in West London. He has only made three appearances for the West London side so far, and given his option cluse ...

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Koundé wants Manchester United move

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Chelsea have been left stunned by the news that long-time target Jules Koundé wants to join Manchester United instead. The Sevilla central defender almost moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer, but the top clubs could not agree a fee. Chelsea offer £43 million for the French international, whereas the Spanish club valued him at £80 million. The West London ...

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Chelsea to compete with Barcelona for Juventus defender

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Chelsea are set to compete with Barcelona for the signature of Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt, after dropping down the pecking order at the Serie A club. When he moved to Italy in the summer of 2019 from Ajax, he was regarded as one of the best young defenders in Europe. However, after making 83 appearances and contributing six goals, ...

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Arsenal linked with Real Madrid striker

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Arsenal are being linked with Real Madrid striker Luka Jović, as they seek a long-term replacement for Alexander Lacazette, who is in the final year of his current contract at the Emirates. The 30-year old Frenchman has indicated that he is no interested in a contract extension in North London, even if it were to be offered to him. Jović ...

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Barcelona want Chelsea captain

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Barcelona would like to sign Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta on a free transfer at the end of the season. The Spanish international has been with the Blues since signing from Marseille almost a decade ago, and has become an integra; part of the side, with his ability to play in a variety of positions – right-back, left-back and centre-back – ...

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Chelsea to bid for Koundé again

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Chelsea are ready to bid for Sevilla centre-back Jules Koundé again once the January transfer window opens. The West London club spent almost the whole of the summer being linked with a  move for the French international because, in the end, the Spanish side refused to budge on their £68 million asking price for the 22-year old. That left the ...

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Bellerín does not want Emirates return

Hector Bellerín does not want to return to Arsenal when his current loan spell ends. He joined La Liga side Real Betis on transfer day, having fallen behind Calum Chambers in the pecking order under Mikel Arteta last season. Since then, the club have signed Japanese international Takehiro Tomiyasu to play in the position of both o them and he ...

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Chelsea consider Hazard return

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Chelsea are considering re-signing Eden Hazard from Real Madrid. The Belgian played more than 350 games for the Chelsea over seven seasons, scoring 110 goals and winning two league titles, the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Europa League on two occasions during his time at Stamford Bridge. He was sold to Real for a fee of €100 (£85 ...

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