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Lampard’s job under threat

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Frank Lampard faces the sack if Chelsea’s results do not improve soon. Their defeat to Leicester on Tuesday night was their sixth loss of the season and now Lampard is under pressure, with a number of candidates for his job wating in the wings, including Thomas Tuchel and Max Allegri. They are now eighth in the table, after a poor ...

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Lukaku not interested in City move

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Despite speculation linking Romelu Lukaku with a return to the Premier League and Manchester City, the Belgian striker has made it clear that holds no interest for him. Although City are highly unlikely to do any transfer business in January, the club hierarchy are set to hand Pep Guardiola a substantial budget to rebuild his squad in the summer, with ...

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United eyeing up Ligue 1 defender

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Manchester United are considering a move for Lens central defender Facundo Medina. The 21-year-old has made a big impression in France since sealing a £2.7 move from his native Argentina last summer, gaining a reputation  for his ability on the ball, composure, anticipation and reading of games.  He has already attracted the attention of a number of clubs, including several ...

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Arsenal cancel Sokratis contract

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Arsenal have agreed to cancel the contract of Greek defender Sokratis Papasthopoluos. He is now free to find a new club. The 32-year old joined the Gunners in 2018 from Borussia Dortmund and made 69 appearances for them, coring 6 goals. However, he has not featured for the club since coming as a last minute substitute in the FA Cup ...

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Derby block City move for goalkeeper

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Manchester City’s attempts to sign goalkeeper Scott Carson on a permanent basis are being frustrated by his parent club Derby County. The 35-year old former England international has been on loan at the Etihad for the past two seasons, with the Championship club receiving two instalments of £500,000 a year to cover his wages and loan fee. City want to ...

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Eriksen linked with Spurs return

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Christian Eriksen has been linked with a return to Spurs on loan. The 28-year old Dane only left North London a year go for Inter Milan in a £17 million deal. However, the move has not worked out for him at all, and he has failed to convince new manager Antonio Conte, or adapted to his style of play. He ...

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Chelsea ready to smash transfer record for Haaland

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Chelsea are willing to smash their own transfer record to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund next summer. The Norwegian international has a £67 million release clause in his current contract, but that does not come into effect until the end of the 202- 2022 season. It means that anybody wanting to buy him before then will have to pay ...

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Pep to be handed summer war chest

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Pep Guardiola is set to be handed a £200 million war chest to help rebuild his squad as he looks for further success in Europe and on the domestic front. Top of his shopping list could be a new striker, with Sergio Agüero set to become a free agent at the end of June and struggling with persistent injury problems. ...

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Barcelona’s Garcia hopes dashed

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Barcelona’s hopes of signing Manchester City central defender Eric Garcia in the current window have been dashed. Garcia was regarded as Ronald Koeman’s top transfer target in the current window. However, those plans have now been scuppered because of a delay to presidential elections to succeed Josep Maria Bartomeu. There is a lack of consensus among the various candidates who ...

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Milan close to Tomori deal

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AC Milan are close to agreeing a deal to take Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori on loan for the rest of the season. Their main transfer target was Strasbourg’s Mohamed Simakan, but he has now been ruled out for two months after corrective surgery following a knee injury sustained in a match with lens. They turned their attention to Tomori, but insisted ...

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