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Chelsea identify Sancho alternative

Chelsea have identified Porto winger Jesus Corona as an alternative in case they cannot sign Jadon Sancho. The England star is high on their wish list, but Manchester United remain the favourites to sign the Borussia Dortmund star, despite the disruption caused to the transfer market by the coronavirus crisis. That has led to the London club considering other alternatives, ...

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Mourinho almost joined Liverpool

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Jose Mourinho almost joined Liverpool in 2004, before eventually ending up at Chelsea. The claim is made in forthcoming book which is entitled “Mourinho: Behind the Special One, from the origin to the glory” which has been written by the French journalist, Nicolas Vilas. According to Vilas, the representative of Mourinho at the time, Jorge Baldeck, had a meeting at ...

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Changes to transfer window announced

FIFA has announced big changes to the transfer window and players’ contracts as it reacts to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled to open on July 1st, the summer transfer window will now only start when the current seasons finish. Whilst they have set no firm dates for this, they have stipulated that it should fall between ...

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Super agents ready to take on FIFA

An influential group of football agents want to take on FIFA and create an alternative transfer system. The group, called Football Agents Forum, is led by super-agent Mino Raiolo, whose clients include Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland, and he led a furious attack on the world’s governing body earlier this week which he described as line “a communist dictator who ...

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Porto name price for left-back

Chelsea will have to pay up to £40 million if they want to sign Alex Telles from Porto. The West London club have tried to lure him several times to the Premier League in the past, but are now ready to step up their interest. That follows reports that Marcos Alonso wants to return to Italy, with Inter Milan a ...

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Fernandes close to United transfer

After seemingly on the point of collapse last week, the transfer of Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon looks finally close to completion. The 25 year old midfielder spent most of last summer, and almost all of this transfer window linked with a move to Old Trafford, but the transfer appeared to have foundered with the two sides ...

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Fernandes deal collapses

Manchester United’s bid to sign midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon is over. It follows the decision of co-chairman Joel Glazer to walk away from the deal after Sporting refused to compromise on their valuation of the player. The two sides had been locked in negotiations for weeks, with Sporting wanting up to £68 million for the midfielder, most of ...

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Sporting valuation puts Fernandes deal at risk

Manchester United’s attempts to sign midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon could be thwarted by the Portuguese club’s valuation of him. The Primeira club want £68 million for the Portuguese international, but United have only offered £39 million plus add-ons, and the two sides remain far apart in their valuation of the 25 year old. Hopes that he could be ...

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Spurs linked with Porto striker

Tottenham have been linked with a loan move for Porto striker Zé Luís. Jose Mourinho is desperate to add a striker to his squad with Harry Kane out of action for an indeterminate amount of time, following surgery on the hamstring injury he picked up against Southampton. Now he has turned to the Cape Verde striker, but there are significant ...

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Gedson Fernandes set for Spurs move

Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes has had a medical at Tottenham Hotspur ahead of agreeing an 18 month loan deal to the Premier League club. The 21 year old box-to-box midfielder is set to become Jose Mourinho’s first signing since he took over as Spurs manager last November. Fernandes joined the academy system at Benfica as a 9 year old, and ...

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