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Forgotten man departs Chelsea

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The forgotten man of Chelsea, Lucas Piazon has finally left the club permanently. The 26-year-old Brazilian was actually the longest serving player at Stamford Bridge, having signed for the club in 2011, although he was only eligible for a work permit six months later. Although he was tipped for the top, the attacking midfielder only made three senior apperances for ...

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Arsenal linked with Vieira

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For many Arsenal fans, the name Vieira conjures up images of one of their greatest-ever players, their former captain Patrick. But now they are being linked with his namesake Pablo who plays for Porto. The 20-year-old has made great strides this season, and that has also seen him attract interest from the likes of Marseille. However, it is now claimed ...

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City defender’s loan move could become permanent

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Manchester City defender Pedro Porro could be set to make his loan move to Sporting Lisbon permanent. The 21-year-old was signed by City from their sister club Girona in 2019 for a reported fee of £11 million, but has never actually played for the English side. Instead, four days after signing with them, he was loaned back to La Liga ...

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Liverpool linked with Sporting Lisbon defender

Nuno Mendes from Sporting Lisbon is the latest defender beng linked with a move to Liverpool as their injury crisis deepens. James Milner was the latest player to head to the tratement room after Satursday’s game at broadcaster, causing his manager Jurgen Klopp to fire a broadside at the broadcaster BT Sports over the scheduling of the game. Mendes, who ...

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City eyeing Benfica striker

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Manchester City have made finding a long-term replacement for Sergio Agüero a transfer priority. And now they are considering a bid for Benfica’s Darwin Núñez. Agüero is the club’s record goal scorer but he is now 33-years old and is in the last year of his current contract at The Etihad. He has long spoken of his desire to end ...

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FIFA wants to curb super agents

FIFA wants to curb the powers of so-called super agents when it comes to transfers. A new set of regulations which is currently at the draft stage   will mean that an agent will only be able to represent one party in a transfer – either the player, the selling, or the buying club – unless all involved agreed they can ...

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Tottenham loanee could return to parent club

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Gedson Fernandes stay at Tottenham could be cut short in January. The midfielder moved to Spurs on an 18-month deal from Benfica last January but has struggled to make an impression under Jose Mourinho. Last season the Portuguese under-23 international; made 12 appearances in all competitions, but he has been restricted to just 63 minutes so far in the current ...

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United have agreement for next Portuguese wonderkid

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Manchester United have first refusal on the next hot talent to come off the Sporting Lisbon production line. Luis Gomes is only 16, but he has already drawn comparisons with Portuguese great Luis Figo. Gomes has just signed his first professional deal with Sporting, and has agreed a five-=year deal with the Lisbon side, but there is also an agreement ...

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City had Koulibaly bid rejected

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Manchester City had a bid of £55 million plus bonuses for Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly turned down by Napoli in the summer. Koulibaly was linked with a move to the Etihad throughout the summer, but despite weeks of talks between the two clubs, City failed to come up with a price that was acceptable to the Serie A side, with ...

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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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