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De Gea finally signs new deal

David de Gea has finally signed a new contract with Manchester United, ending months of furious speculation about his future. The 28 year old had been in discussion about renewing his deal at United for over a year, and, with the Spaniard potentially a free agent at the end of the season, he had been linked with a series of ...

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Top European clubs monitoring Spurs’ teenage striker

A host of European clubs, including Juventus, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Real Madrid are monitoring the progress of Tottenham’s teenage striker, Troy Parrott. Already drawing comparisons with another Irish striker, Robbie Keane, centre-forward Parrott was born and raised in Dublin, and joined the Spurs academy system in 2017. Last season he burst onto the youth scene with 12 goals ...

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Sarri blocked Costa move

Manchester United missed out on signing one of their main summer transfer targets because former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri blocked the move. United have had a strong interest for some time in signing 28-year old Brazilian winger Douglas Costa from Juventus, and made enquiries about his availability of the player, who was restricted to just 17 appearances in the league ...

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Arsenal given Carrasco fresh hope

Arsenal have been given fresh hope in their pursuit of Belgian midfielder Yannick Carrasco. The 26-year old is currently playing in the Chinese Super League for Dalian Yifang, and has been an Arsenal target for several transfer windows, dating back to 2018, although they have so far never been able to get any deal for him over the line. However, ...

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Value of Premier League squads revealed

A report published by CIE, the football statistics review group based in Switzerland, has revealed the relative worth of all the present Premier League squads, based on the current market value of all their senior players. The study was compiled by taking data from each of the clubs in the top four leagues in Europe – the Premier League, La ...

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Spurs still interested in Dybala

Tottenham have not given up their interest in Juventus playmaker Paolo Dybala, and could make another bid to sign the Argentine international in January. However, they are likely to face serious competition from Ligue 1 Champions PSG. Spurs were in talks with Dybala’s representatives over a summer move, but ultimately discussions stalled over his wage demands, and image rights. No ...

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Chelsea open talks with full-back over new deal

Chelsea have begun talks with Italian left-back Emerson Palmeiri about a new long-term deal at the club. He is under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2022, but Chelsea have decided to begin discussions now as a pre-emptive move to try and forestall a January bid from Juventus, where their former boss Maurizio Sarri is now the manager. Palmeiri signed for ...

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Juventus ready to open talks with de Gea

Juventus are ready to open contract talks with David de Gea in January, if Manchester United have not managed to persuade the Spaniard to sign a new deal by them. The 28-year old is out of contract next summer, which means that he is free to talk to representatives of foreign clubs in the New Year. Negotiations about a new ...

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Willian linked with Juventus move

Brazilian winger Willian could leave Chelsea in January, with Juventus said to be monitoring developments. The 31-year old is out of contract next summer, and although he has been offered a new two year deal, there is no sign that he is close to signing it at the moment. With the player free to talk to foreign clubs in January, ...

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European transfer spending reaches £5 billion

The combined amount of money spent by the top 5 leagues in Europe this summer reached a combined total of £5 billion. This unprecedented figure is due to a combination of factors, including new television deals bringing fresh money into the game, and squad overhauls at some of the biggest clubs following changes in manager. The Premier League’s share of ...

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