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Tottenham interested in Porto midfielder

Tottenham are considering making a bid for Porto midfielder Luis Diaz. The Columbia international only joined the Primeira Liga side last summer, but he has made a big impression in his first season in European football, scoring 12 goals, primarily from a wide left position, and providing three assists. Jose Mourinho has been told that he will not need to ...

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United plot move for former Fernandes teammate

United are considering a summer move which might reunite Bruno Fernandes with former Sporting Lisbon teammate Nuno Mendes. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to strengthen his squad and give Luke Shaw serious competition for the left-back slot, and they have identified 18-year old Mendes as a credible option. Mendes’ contract currently has a €45 million (£41 million release clause) but there ...

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Arsenal tipped to move for Portugal winger

Joelson Fernandes, who has been dubbed as the new “Cristiano Ronaldo”. The 17-year old had trained sporadically with the Sporting team prior to the lockdown, but has since made his debut for the club, and now has three senior appearances under his belt. Despite his inexperience, he is already being tracked by clubs across Europe, and is on the radar ...

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David Luiz takes large pay cut

David Luiz has taken a large pay cut to stay at Arsenal for another season. Many Gunners fans thought the Brazilian had played his last game for the club after his disastrous cameo against Manchester City earlier this month, which saw him make a mistake for the first goal, and concede the penalty which led to the second, earning himself ...

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Luiz linked with Benfica move

David Luiz has been linked with a return to Benfica, the first European club that he played for before moving to Chelsea in January 2011. It was revealed last week that, contrary to the understanding of most people, the defender’s current deal at Arsenal expires on June 30th, and, although there is an option for another year, Arsenal are not ...

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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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