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Sanctions scuppered Chelsea deal for midfielder

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Chelsea’s attempts to sign Dynamo Moscow teenager Arsen Zakharyan were thwarted because of the current UK sanctions against Russia. The teams had reached an agreement for the transfer of the player, in a deal reported to be close to £13 million. However, despite the West London club activating his release clause, it was impossible to proceed with the transaction because ...

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Footballers who excelled at other sports (Part One)

Some players when they are growing up are just natural athletes. They excel at multiple sports and are often forced to make a decision about which sport they want to follow professionally. At one stage it was not uncommon for a player to actually follow two parallel careers – Denis Compton, for example, played for Arsenal between 1936 and 1950 ...

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