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James linked with Real again

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Chelsea full-back and captain Reece James is once again being linked with a move to Real Madrid. The Spanish club are looking for a long-term successor to Dani Carvajal on the right side of their defence, and James is one of their top options. That is despite the fitness issues that have plagued him over the past few seasons. He ...

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Arsenal to pip Barcelona to Belgian starlet

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Arsenal are set to beat Barcelona to the signing of young Belgian midfielder Arthur Vermeeren. The 18 year old plays for Royal Antwerp, whom he helped win the league title last season. He stood out both for his composure on the ball, and his ability to win it back in midfield. The Spanish club have been looking for a long-term ...

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Chelsea linked with Gavi

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Chelsea have been linked with a January move for Gavi, the Barcelona midfielder. The 19 year old is already a fully fledged Spanish international, having played 25 times for his country. He has already made more than 100 appearances for the La Liga side, and is considered one of the best players to have emerged from their academy system in ...

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Chelsea activate Maatsen clause

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Chelsea have activated a clause in the contract of full-back Ian Maatsen in order to fend off interest from Barcelona. The Spanish club were hoping to sign the Dutch player on a free contract, but now will have to paya substantial fee for his services. The 21 year old spent last season on loan with Burnley, helping them secure promotion ...

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Barcelona considering Jorginho move

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Barcelona want another deep lying midfielder and are considering Arsenal’s Jorginho as an option. The 31 year old only joined the Gunners from Chelsea in January, but he is only on a short-term contract which expires at the end of this season. He has largely been confined to a bit-part player under Mikel Arteta, although he did start the match ...

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Gunners tracking Spanish defender

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Arsenal are tracking defender Miguel Gutiérrez, who plays for La Liga side Girona. The Gunners are keen to strengthen their options at left-back, with Oleksandr Zinchenko their only specialist player in that position, although both Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jakob Kiowor have deputised there. Although he began his youth career with Girona, Gutiérrez then moved to become part of the Real ...

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Barcelona tracking Chelsea teenager

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Barcelona are continue to monitor developments with Andrey Santos, the Chelsea teenager who is currently on loan at Nottingham Forest. They were interested in the player when he first broke thorough as Vasco da Gama, but their financial situation at the time ruled out them making a bid. Instead he joined Chelsea in January, but remained with Vasco on loan ...

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James’ Madrid links downplayed

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Stories linking Chelsea full-back Reece James with a  link to Real Madrid have been downplayed. The Spanish club are looking for a long-term replacement for Dani Carvajal, and have been tracking James for some time. Nevertheless, sources close to the West London club insist that it would take a ridiculous amount of money to persuade them to part with him. ...

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Holding expected to make Spain switch

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Rob Holding is expected to leave Arsenal before the transfer window shuts. He is now the longest serving player at the Gunners, but, despite the season ending injury to Jurrien Timber, there is intense competition for places in the centre-back position, and the 27 year old finds himself down the pecking order under Mikel Arteta. Despite being a popular figure ...

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Kepa gets Real Madrid move

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Kepa Arrizabalaga has joined Real Madrid on a season long loan. The Spanish club were forced to take action after Thiebaut Courtois – another former Chelsea goalkeeper – suffered an ACL injury in training last week. That is expected to keep him out for the entirety of the 2023 – 2024 season. Bayern Munich were also interested in a player ...

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