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Arsenal willing to sell Xhaka

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Arsenal are willing to listen to offers for Granit Xhaka. His actions have been largely condemned by the club’s fans during the match with Burnley at the weekend when he grabbed Ashley Westwood by the neck after the pair clashed. He was shown a yellow card for the original foul, but that was subsequently upgraded to a red by the ...

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Arsenal looking to be active in January

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Arsenal will be looking to make some transfers when the transfer window opens, according to Technical Director Edu. The club have made their worst start to a season for 45 years, and have just lost four successive home games in the League for the first time since 1959. With big question marks over the future of manager Mikel Arteta, both ...

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United and City ready to battle for Haaland

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Manchester United and City are ready to battle for the signature of Erling Haaland next summer. United have long been associated with Haaland and were interested in signing him whilst he was still with Red Bull Salzburg, before he opted to join Borussia Dortmund instead in January. He has since gone on to score 33 goals in 33 games for ...

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Saliba wants UK stay

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Arsenal defender William Saliba wants to stay in the UK if he is allowed to leave in the UK. Signed from St. Étienne for £27 million in the summer of 2019, he has yet to make a senior appearance for the Gunners. He spent last season back on loan at the Ligue 1 side, and when he eventually moved to ...

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Eriksen to snub United

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Christian Eriksen is set to snub the chance to join Manchester United in January. The Dane is set to leave Inter Milan after less than a year, having started just 4 Serie A games under Antonio Conte. However, he is unwilling to return to the Premier League because that would be seen as an admission of failure, and that he ...

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Spurs will let Alli leave

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Tottenham are prepared to let Dele Alli leave on loan in January. With the 24-year-old expressing his unhappiness at his lack of first-team football in North London and with his hopes of making the England squad for the Euros fast receding Alli has been pressing to be allowed to leave the club when the window opens. Chairman Daniel Levy does ...

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Chelsea struggling to shift unwanted players

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Chelsea want to get rid of Marcos Alonso, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Andreas Christensen in January, but are finding it difficult to find any clubs who want to take them.  Frank Lampard wants to trim his squad in January after the summer transfer splurge, and is hoping to move on some of those he deems surplus to requirements at the club, ...

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Wolves want City left-back

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Wolves are going to make another attempt to sign Manchester City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko when the January window opens. They failed with a £19 million bid for the Ukrainian international in the summer but are ready to try again in January. At the time Zinchenko was prepared to stary and fight for his place at the Etihad, but, having fallen ...

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Money laundering rife in football transfers

An unpublished report commissioned by UEFA in 2018 found that money laundering was rife in the transfer market and that dominant agents exploited loopholes to get round the rules prohibiting third party transfers. The report made eight recommendations, none of which have subsequently been implemented, although one may be introduced soon, and votes on some of the others are expected ...

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Arsenal to lose out on main transfer target

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Arsenal are set to miss out on their main January transfer target with the news that Red Bull Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai is set to join RB Leipzig instead. He will sign a five-year deal with the Red Bull sister club when the January window opens. The Gunners wanted to bring the 20-year-old Hungarian international to the Emirates to help solve ...

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