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City will not buy a striker in January

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Manchester City will not be going into the transfer market to buy a new striker in January. Pep Guardiola’s team are struggling to hit the target this season, with Gabriel Jesus out of form, and Sergio Agüero having a series of fitness issues.  Neither was available for Saturday’s win at Southampton. Although Jesus might be back for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup ...

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Arteta not ready to quit

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Mikel Arteta is not ready to quit as manager of Arsenal and insists that he continues to enjoy the support of everybody at the club. Saturday’s defeat away to Everton at Goodison Park leaves them just four points about the relegation zone after their worst start to a season for 45 years. And despite a growing number of the fan ...

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Arsenal linked with cut-price deal for striker

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Arsenal are being linked with a cut-price deal for Valencia striker Maxi Gomez. The Uruguayan has a release clause of £125 million, but so dire is Valencia’s need for cash that they are prepared to let him go for a fraction of that sum. The la Liga side sold eight players in the summer, but the club’s president Anil Murthy ...

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United Winger gets Italian passport

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Amad Diallo’s move to Manchester United has moved one step closer after the winger obtained an Italian passport. And now he is expected finally to arrive at Old Trafford in January. The Premier League club agreed a deal to sign the 18-year-old, who was born in the Ivory Coast for £37.2 million from Atalanta on transfer deadline day in October. ...

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Bellerin linked with Barcelona return

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Joan Laporta wants to bring back Hector Bellerin to Barcelona if he wins the club’s Presidential election. The 58-year-old is bidding once again to become Barcelona President and has already started to outline his plans, including making Bellerin one of his main transfer targets. Reports in Spain suggest that discussions over a move have already started, with the La Liga ...

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Phil Jones in demand

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A number of clubs are interested in signing out of favour Manchester defender Phil Jones in January. They include West Bromwich Albion and Derby County and Burnley could also be interested in mounting a bod if James Tarkowski leaves the club. The 28-year-old is completely out of favour at Old Trafford, having been left out of their Premier League squad ...

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Rashford in line for new deal

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Manchester United want to reward Marcus Rashford with a lucrative new deal. The 23-year-old has had a highly impressive year off the pitch thanks to his initiative to tackle child poverty in the UK, which has benefitted millions and seen him earn an MBE. He was also given a FIFA Foundation Award on Thursday night in recognition of his charitable ...

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Brighton midfielder being tracked by Liverpool

Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma is being tracked by Liverpool. The Premier League champions, who underlined their determination to retain their title with a seven-goal thrashing of Crystal Palace on Saturday, are lining-up alternatives in case Georginio Wijnaldum decides not to extend his contract with the club. The 30-year-old Dutchman is out of contract next summer, and has been heavily linked ...

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Mourinho plotting Modrić return

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Jose Mourinho wants to bring back Luka Modrić to Tottenham. The 35-year old’s current contract with Real Madrid comes to an end next summer, and Mourinho has reportedly already made contact with the Croatian international about a return to the club he left in 2012 for a fee of £30 million. Real manager Zinedine Zidane wants the club to offer ...

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Wolves keeping tabs on Origi

Wolves are amongst a number of clubs monitoring the situation of Liverpool forward Divock Origi as speculation mounts that the Belgian international may be allowed to leave Liverpool in January. The 25-year-old finds himself very much on the fringes of the first-team under Jurgen Klopp, and has featured in just 7 games so far this season, starting only in cup ...

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