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Cazorla wants Arsenal return

Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla wants to return to Arsenal, and hopes that he can join the club in a coaching capacity in the future. Cazorla joined the Gunners in 2012 and was one of their best players during his time at the club before picking up a serious injury in a Champions League match. Corrective surgery was then botched and ...

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Spurs linked with move for Rakitic

Tottenham have been linked with a summer move for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic. The 32 year old Croatian international is about to enter the final year of his contract at the Nou Camp, and the Catalans, suffering financially like many clubs because of the coronavirus pandemic, are hoping to receive a transfer fee for him, rather than see him walk ...

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Arsenal priced out of Ceballos move

Arsenal have been priced out of a move to sign Dani Ceballos on a permanent basis. The Spanish midfielder joined the Gunners on a season long loan from Real Madrid last summer, but that deal did not include an option to buy. There were some thoughts that they wanted to make the move permanent, but they have now been told ...

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Gunners end Aubameyang talks

Arsenal have decided to end talks with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang about a contract extension. The 30 year old’s current deal expires in June 2021, and, prior to the lockdown, the club had been keen to tie him down to a new long-term contract. However, the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic have now changed the economic dynamics for the Gunners. ...

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Chelsea cool interest in Coutinho

Despite reports that Philippe Coutinho was on the verge of agreeing a move to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea appear to have cooled their interest in the Brazilian playmaker. Coutinho, who went under the knife on Friday remove fragments from his right ankle, is widely expected to leave Barcelona in the summer, after failing to impress during his time at the Nou ...

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Liverpool set to miss out on Coutinho money

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It is expected that Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho will leave Barcelona this summer. And, when and if that happens, then Liverpool are set to miss out on £35 million due to them as part of the deal that took him to the Nou Camp in the first place. Coutinho signed for Barcelona in January 2018 for £142 million, part of ...

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United’s Haaland hopes dealt a blow

Manchester United’s hopes of signing striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer have been dealt a blow. United, along with Real Madrid, are both hoping to sign the Norwegian teenager in the summer by taking advantage of a £65 million release clause in his contract, but they have now been informed that it does not come into effect until ...

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Kanté on Real shortlist

N’Golo Kanté is one of three men on a shortlist drawn-up by Real Madrid as they look to strengthen their midfield. Real are looking to provide help to Brazilian Casimiro, who has been a virtual ever present in their side in recent seasons. They have narrowed their preferences down to three, and Kanté is in the running along with Boubakary ...

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Arsenal ignored chief scout’s advice

Arsenal went against the advice of their chief scout when they signed Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia and Lucas Pérez from Deportivo La Coruña in 2016. The Gunners paid £17 million to Deportivo for Pérez, and £35 million to Valencia for Mustafi, but neither have provided to be good investments. Pérez played just 11 games for the Gunners before he was ...

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Juventus want Dani Ceballos

Arsenal’s hopes of keeping hold of midfielder Dani Ceballos have been dealt a blow because Juventus are interested in signing him. The Spanish midfielder joined the Gunners on a season long loan from Real Madrid, but, after a bright start, faded, along with much of the squad under Unai Emery, with an injury incurred on Europa League duty further hindering ...

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