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Arsenal want to pay Salzburg star’s release clause in instalments

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The links between Arsenal and Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai continue, but now comes news that they are trying to work out a financing plan. That would see them pay his release clause of £22.5 million in three instalments, rather than pay the money all at once because the Gunners are currently cash strapped. A number of clubs are reported to ...

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Xhaka not interested in Inter move

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Granit Xhaka has downplayed speculation about a move to Inter Milan in January, insisting that a loan move away from the Emirates does not interest him at this time. It follows reports that Inter have offered the Gunners Christian Eriksen and want Xhaka in return in a swap deal. Eriksen only joined the Serie A side from Spurs in January, ...

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Sánchez could leave Spurs in January

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Davinson Sánchez could leave Spurs on loan in January. The 24-year-old Columbian centre-back began the season as a first-team regular, but Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier have since stablished themselves as Jose Mourinho’s preferred pairing, and Sánchez has fallen down the pecking order. And now with rumours that he has failed to convince his Portuguese manage, the club are prepared ...

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Chelsea want to keep Barkley

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Aston Villa’s hopes of signing Ross Barkley full-time are fading with reports that the midfielder is part of Frank Lampard’s long-term plans. The 26-year old joined the Midlands’ side on loan at the start of the season, and has enjoyed a successful spell with them, striking up an effective partnership with Ross Barkley. He has made eight appearances and has ...

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Quiet January transfer market expected

Football agents are warning that this year’s January transfer market is likely to be very quiet, with few deals expected, at least of any size. Many clubs below the Premier League are struggling to even pay wages in some cases, whilst those in the top flight also have financial concerns of their own. There is continued uncertainty as to when ...

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Arsenal agree deal for young defender

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Arsenal currenlty have a surfeit of central defenders. But that does not stop them wanting to add another to their roster. Reports from Germany suggest that they have agreed a deal to sign Omar Riza from Hertha Berlin in January, although he may immediately be lent back to the Germn club to continue his development. Riza has dual Tunisian-Dutch nationality, ...

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United still have Sancho hopes

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Manchester United still have hopes of bringing Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford next summer. The Premier League club spent fruitless weeks pursuing the England winger in the last transfer window, and saw four bids rejected by Borussia Dortmund as they failed to match the Gerrman club’s valuation of the player, In the end, they acquired the services of Edison Cavani ...

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De Bruyne confirms new contract negotiations underway

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Kevin de Bruyne has confirmed that talks have begun about extending his contract at Manchester City. The Belgian international still has two and a half years left on his current contract at the Etihad but has previously spoken of his wish to finish his career in the City, with his family all settled in the North-West of England. He told ...

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Kepa willing to take pay cut to secure loan move

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Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is prepared to take a pay cut to secure a loan move in January. The world’s most expensive goalkeeper has been supplanted at Stamford Bridge by the arrival of Édouard Mendy from Rennes, and his stock has plummeted after a series of high=profile mistakes. As a result, he has now also dropped down the pecking order ...

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Guardiola signs new City deal

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Pep Guardiola has ended speculation about his future by signing a new two-year deal at Manchester City. The 49-year-old Spaniard was out of contract at the Etihad, and there had been suggestions linking him with a return to former club Barcelona, although Guardiola insisted that his time in Spain was done. But now he has committed himself to the Etihad ...

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