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They Impressed at the Euros (Part Four)

Concluding the series looking at the players who impressed so much playing for their countries at the European Championships that it was enough to earn them a big money move once the tournament was over. For Part One click here; for Part Two click here; and Part Three click here. Mario Mandzukić Croatia failed to get out of the group ...

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Arsenal in talks with Benfica left-back

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Arsenal are in talks to sign Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares. Last week, Kieran Tierney signed a new long-term deal with the club, but the Gunners want a reliable back-up for the Scot, given his injury history. Sead Kolasinac spent the second half of last season on  loan with Schalke, and, although he has returned to North London, he would appear ...

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Guendouzi now linked with Benfica switch

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Arsenal midfielder is a man in demand, even if the Gunners no longer want him. Marseille have already made a bid to take the French under-21 captain, and he has allegedly agreed personal; terms with them. However, the Gunners were unhappy about the price they were willing to pay, and were considering exercising an option in hs contract to protect ...

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Wolves interested in Spurs loanee

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Wolves are interested in signing Carlos Vinicius this summer. The 26-year old joined the North London club from Benfica on a season-long loan as back-up to Harry Kane, and has been used primarily in cup competitions, scoring ten goals in 22 appearances, although he did find the net in a rare Premier League start against Aston Villa last month. However, ...

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Spurs ready to negotiate over Vinicius

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Tottenham are ready to negotiate with Benfica over striker Carles Vinicius. The forward is on a season-long loan at the North London Stadium from the Portuguese club, and scored his first Premier League goal away at Aston Villa on Sunday night, having largely played in the cup competitions up until now. Vinicius has a £36 million option to buy in ...

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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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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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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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Have Spurs found a striker at last?

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Spurs may have finally found the striker that they have been looking for all summer. Having been linked with a host of names to fill the role of back-up to Harry Kane, they are now closing in on a loan move for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius. Any agreement is likely to agree an option to buy for £36 million. The ...

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Otamendi set for Benfica move

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Nicolas Otamendi is set to join Benfica as part of the deal that will see Rúben Dias move the other way for the English club in a record deal. The Argentine defender is valued at 13.75 million and still has two years left on his current deal at the Etihad. He is set to sign a three-year deal with the ...

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