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New signing Saliba impresses at Arsenal

Arsenal have been impressed by their new summer signing, teenage centre-half William Saliba. The 18-year old joined Arsenal from French club St. Etienne in the summer, but, under the terms of the deal, was immediately loaned back to the Ligue 1 side for this season. However, his new club got an early chance to work with him when he picked ...

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United scouts watch Dembélé again

Manchester United scouts were in the stadium to watch Lyon forward Moussa Dembélé again on Sunday night as their interest in the striker hots up. It has been well-documented that buying another striker in January is a priority, with Marcus Rashford and teenager Mason Greenwood the only recognised forwards at the club and with the former in poor form at ...

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United planning £90 million double swoop in January

Manchester United are planning a £90 million double swoop for forward Moussa Dembélé and midfielder Sean Longstaff in January. United are already under pressure, with Monday night’s draw with Arsenal meaning that they have now made their worst start to a league campaign for 30 years, and Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward has promised manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer substantial transfer funds ...

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FIFA plans overhaul of transfer system

Plans to reform the transfer system have been drawn up by FIFA, including the introduction of a cap upon agents’ commissions, and restrictions on the number of loan players. Under the proposals, agents’ fees would be limited to a maximum of 10% of the fee that a selling club receives for a player. Additionally, they could earn up to 3% ...

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United keeping tabs on Tuchel

Manchester United have identified Thomas Tuchel as a potential replacement for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian, who was appointed as United’s interim manager in December following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, was only given three year contract at Old Trafford six months ago, but already there are some signs of discontent amongst the Old Trafford hierarchy. After an excellent ...

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De Gea finally signs new deal

David de Gea has finally signed a new contract with Manchester United, ending months of furious speculation about his future. The 28 year old had been in discussion about renewing his deal at United for over a year, and, with the Spaniard potentially a free agent at the end of the season, he had been linked with a series of ...

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Real and Chelsea have Kanté agreement

Real Madrid and Chelsea have entered into a secret transfer arrangement regarding N’Golo Kant, according to reports. The World Cup winner was backed, at one stage in the summer to follow his former team mate, Eden Hazard to the Bernabeu, and has been high on the wish list of Real manager Zinedine Zidane since he resumed control of the Spanish ...

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Chelsea linked with Nice right-back

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Nice right-back Youcef Atal in January – provided that they are successful in getting their UEFA transfer ban lifted by then. Atal is a 23-year old Algerian international who was part of his country’s successful African Cup of Nations winning squad in the summer. Valued at £35 million, Atal is being lined-up ...

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Spurs still interested in Dybala

Tottenham have not given up their interest in Juventus playmaker Paolo Dybala, and could make another bid to sign the Argentine international in January. However, they are likely to face serious competition from Ligue 1 Champions PSG. Spurs were in talks with Dybala’s representatives over a summer move, but ultimately discussions stalled over his wage demands, and image rights. No ...

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Liverpool tracking Turkish goalkeeper

firmino better than salah

Liverpool are closely monitoring Trabzonspor goalkeeper Uğurcan Çakır, with scouts from the club in the stadium to watch him in action against Fenerbahçe at the weekend. And the 23 year old did not disappoint, producing a fine save to earn his side a point in a one-all draw on Sunday. Çakır made his full international debut for Turkey in a ...

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