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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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Bernardo Silva wants to leave City

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Portuguese international Bernardo Silva wants to leave Manchester City this summer. However, he could be thwarted by manager Pep Guardiola who wants to keep him as part of his squad as they look to retain their league title, and begin once more in their elusive stretch for Champions League success. Silva was left disappointed after a planned move to Barcelona ...

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United’s opening Trippier bid rejected

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Manchester United have had their initial bid to sign full-back Kieran Trippier from Atlético Madrid rejected by the Spanish club. The 30-year old helped Atlético win the league last season, despite serving a  ban of two months after being found guilty of betting-related charges. The Spanish champions are holding out for a  fee of closer to £34 million for the ...

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The Biggest Transfer Flops in History (part two)

The seciond in the series looking at twelve of the biggest transfer flops of all time, and where moves for large amounts of money really did not work out as planned. Foe the first part in this series, please click here. Ángel Di Maria – Real Madrid to Manchester United In 2014 Manchester United broke their club record to sign ...

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The Biggest Transfer Flops in History (Part One)

The summer transfer window is now open, and, for the next few months, fans of clubs across Europe will gorge themselves on the latest rumours, hoping that a shiny new star will be pulling on their team’s jersey next season. However, transfers are a hit and miss affair. Sometimes they do not just work out – the club, the environment, ...

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Barcelona to lose out on Wijnaldum

Barcelona are to set to lose out on the chance tio sign former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum. The Catalans have long been linked with the Dutchman, who has now left Liverpool on a free transfer when his contract came to an end, after being unable to agree an extension with the 30-year old. It was widely expected that he would ...

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European Football’s Managerial Merry Go-Round (Part Two)

The second part in the series looking at the comings and goings at some of the major clubs in Europes this summer. For the first part please click here. Spain (Part Two) Barcelona Ronald Koeman remains the manager of Barcelona  – for now. At one stage it seemed unlikley he would still be there at the start of next season. ...

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