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Arsenal pursuing teenage striker

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Arsenal are the favourites to sign teenage striker Thiago Tomas this season. Th 18-year old broke into the Sporting Lisbon side at the end of this season, and has yet to miss a league match for the Portuguese leaders during the current campaign.. He has featured in the starting XI eight times. Tomes has scored twice and provided two assists ...

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Liverpool make contact with Portuguese forward

It may be a busy summer at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp forced to rebuild his squad. The club’s injury crisis this season has highlighted their lack of strength in depth and reinforced the ned for quality back-up in all key positions. Several pundits in recent days have suggested that they made a mistake by not reinvesting in the team last ...

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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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