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FIFA reveals drop in transfer spending

FIFA have released figures for the amount of money spent on clubs worldwide on summer transfers, and it has shown a sharp drop due to the pandemic.  The overall number of transfers was also down. They reveal that US $9.2 billion was spent by clubs worldwide between June 1st and October 5th, the date that most transfer windows closed. That compares ...

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Have Spurs found a striker at last?

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Spurs may have finally found the striker that they have been looking for all summer. Having been linked with a host of names to fill the role of back-up to Harry Kane, they are now closing in on a loan move for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius. Any agreement is likely to agree an option to buy for £36 million. The ...

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Otamendi set for Benfica move

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Nicolas Otamendi is set to join Benfica as part of the deal that will see Rúben Dias move the other way for the English club in a record deal. The Argentine defender is valued at 13.75 million and still has two years left on his current deal at the Etihad. He is set to sign a three-year deal with the ...

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Spurs striker hunt continues

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Tottenham’s hunt for another striker continues. Jose Mourinho wants to sign a back-up for Harry Kane before deadline day, and his Spurs side have been linked with a host of names. The latest two are Bournemouth’ Josh King and Swiss striker Haris Seferovič, who plays for Benfica. King is a proven goal scorer in the Premier League having averaged a ...

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City negotiating for Benfica defender

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Manchester City are in talks to sign Rúben Dias. Pep Guardiola wants a right-sided central defender, having decided previously not to replace Vincent Kompany who retired at the end of the 2018 – 2019 season. He has been linked with a host of names, including Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, and Atlético Madrid’s José Giménez, but they are unwilling to meet the ...

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United closing on deal for full-back

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Manchester United are edging closer to a deal to sign Porto full-back Alex Telles on a five-year deal. A fee still has to be agreed with the Portuguese champions, and he has a releasee clause of £37 million but it is expected that, given he is in the final year of his current contract with the Portuguese side, that a ...

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Porto full-back close to United move

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Manchester United are closing-in on a deal or Porto full-back Alex Telles. Reports in Portugal suggest that his agent has already flown to England in order to try and finalise a transfer for the Brazilian defender.  The 27-year old was linked with a move to Chelsea last season for a fee of £35 million (€40 million) but is now available ...

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Pereira linked with Old Trafford exit

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has been linked with a summer move away from the club. The 24-year-old has seen his chances limited since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon in January and wants to play first-team football regularly. Both Benfica and Valencia are reported to be interested in signing him. And, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would like ...

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Vertonghen completes Benfica move

Former Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has completed a move to Benfica. The 33-year-old Belgian international left the North London club last month when his contract came to an end after making over 300 appearances for them. He had been linked with a host of clubs, including Roma, Inter Milan, and Napoli, with former club Ajax also showing an interest in ...

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United youngster wants Old Trafford exit

Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong wants to leave the club – despite having signed a new deal with them as recently as March. At the time, the 20-year old rejected interest from Juventus, Inter Milan and Barcelona to remain with the Premier League club, but the lack of first-team opportunities under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to be an issue. And ...

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