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Chelsea and United chasing Stoke youngster

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Chelsea and Manchester United are set to go head-to-head in the race to sign Stoke City Emre Tegel, who has been dubbed the next Harry Kane. The striker has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the Stoke academy system, playing regularly for their under-18 side last season, despite being only 15 at the time. He is being compared to the England ...

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Drinkwater offers frank assessment of his Chelsea career

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Danny Drinkwater has offered a frank assessment of his Chelsea career, describing it a “a shambles”. A member of Leicester’s Premier League winning side, he was signed by Antonio Conté on deadline day in the summer of 2017, for £35 million, but he struggled ever to make an impression at Stamford Bridge, making just 13 top flight appearances. Loan spells ...

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Chelsea ready to offer Mount a new deal

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Chelsea are ready to begin talks with midfielder Mason Mount about a new deal at the club. His existing contract at Stamford Bridge still has three years left to run, but they  are keen to reward him for the progress he has made, not only becoming a first-team regular but an established England international. Mount joined the club aged just ...

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Barkley rejected deadline day loan move

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Ross Barkley rejected the chance to join West Bromwich Albion on loan for the season ahead. And now the 27-year old England international must reconcile himself to a place in Chelsea’s reserve side, at least until January when the transfer window opens again. He spent last season on loan at Aston Villa, but failed to impress enough for them to ...

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Premier League clubs top spending charts

Premier League clubs topped the spending charts this summer, with more than £1.15 billion paid out in transfer fees. That was more than Spain, Germany and French sides spent combined, But, despite that outlay, the overall spend was down on last year. The highest individual outlay was for Jack Grealish by Manchester City who was bought from Aston Villa for ...

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Ampadu signs new deal and then heads to Italy

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Chelsea fans, focussed on the arrival of Saúl Ñiguez at the club, and the failed bid for Jules Koundé may have missed the news concerning Welsh international Ethan Ampadu. Signed form League two Exeter City as a 16-year old, Ampadu has become something of a forgotten man at Stamford Bridge, mainly because he has only made 12 appearances for the ...

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Ramsdale talks continuing

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Arsenal remain in negotiations with Sheffield United about a move for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. The Gunners have had two bids for the 23-year old turned down by the South Yorkshire club and there were reports that the deal was about to collapse with the two parties still a long way apart on valuation for the player. However, now it appears ...

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Injuries Ruined Their Career (Part Four)

The fourth instalment of the series looking at players whose careers were ruined by injuries. For Part One, please click here; for Part Two, please click here; and Part Three please click here. Jack Wilshere Jack Wilshere is still playing, and theoretically, could still go on to enjoy a major career in the game. But realistically he has unlikely ever ...

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Chelsea make first summer signing

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Chelsea have made their first summer signing in the shape of Marcus Bettinelli. The free agent has joined the club as back-up goalkeeper providing cover to both Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga. He will fill the void left in the Chelsea squad after the departures of both Willy Caballeros and Jamal Blackman. Bettinelli has been a free agent since leaving ...

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Wilson set for Fulham switch

Liverpool winger Harry Wilson has completed a move to Fulham. The Welsh international, who had been at Liverpool’s pre-season training camp in Austria was withdrawn from the squad ahead of a friendly match, with Jurgen Klopp unwilling to jeopardise his potential transfer with an injury. Wilson is a Liverpool academy graduate, but only made two senior appearances for them in ...

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