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Chelsea begin negotiations over Lille striker

Chelsea have opened negotiations with French side Lille over a deal for their striker Jonathan Ikone. The 22-year old was enjoying an impressive season for the Ligue 1 side before the premature end to the French season occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic, scoring four goals and providing six assists. And Inter Milan are also showing interest in the striker who ...

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Liverpool worried about Mané contract

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Liverpool are worried about the contract situation of Sadio Mané – amidst fears that the Senegal international could leave the club this summer. Mane is under contract at Anfield until 2022, but, despite a new deal worth £220,000 having been on the table for him for 9 months, he has so far refused to sign it. And the vultures are ...

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West Ham want Bakayoko

West Ham are interested in taking Chelsea flop Tiemoué Bakayoko on a season-long loan. The 25 year old midfielder was signed by the Stamford Bridge outfit for £40 million from Monaco in 2017, but endured a difficult time in London, and was derided by the club’s fans for a series of below par performances and high profile errors. After just ...

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Arsenal make fresh attempt to sign PSG full-back

Arsenal are set to reignite their interest in PSG left-back Layvin Kurwaza. The 27 year old French international was heavily linked at one stage with a move to the Emirates in January, although in the end no bid was made. However, with his contract in Paris set to end at the end of June, he will be available for free ...

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Super agents ready to take on FIFA

An influential group of football agents want to take on FIFA and create an alternative transfer system. The group, called Football Agents Forum, is led by super-agent Mino Raiolo, whose clients include Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland, and he led a furious attack on the world’s governing body earlier this week which he described as line “a communist dictator who ...

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Chelsea consider summer move for Icardi

Chelsea are considering making a summer move for Argentine striker Mauro Icardi. The 27 year old is on a season long loan with PSG, and has been in fine form, scoring 19 goals and providing 4 assists in 28 appearances for the French League Champions. However, although they have an option to make the transfer permanent at the end of ...

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January transfer dates revealed

The January transfer window is about to open but, as usual, there are some differences in deadlines between the various major leagues, although nothing like the three week gap between the Premier League and competing divisions that was seen in the summer, and which was attributed as causing some of the instability behind the scenes seen at clubs like Manchester ...

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French stars too expensive for Liverpool

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Manager Jurgen Klopp has said that the reason there are no French players in his squad is because they are too expensive. The newly crowned Club World Cup Champions are one of several clubs linked with a move for PSG forward Kylian Mbappé. However, Klopp appears to have scotched those rumours with his comments, saying that the club could not ...

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United keeping tabs on Tuchel

Manchester United have identified Thomas Tuchel as a potential replacement for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian, who was appointed as United’s interim manager in December following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, was only given three year contract at Old Trafford six months ago, but already there are some signs of discontent amongst the Old Trafford hierarchy. After an excellent ...

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Liverpool tracking Turkish goalkeeper

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Liverpool are closely monitoring Trabzonspor goalkeeper Uğurcan Çakır, with scouts from the club in the stadium to watch him in action against Fenerbahçe at the weekend. And the 23 year old did not disappoint, producing a fine save to earn his side a point in a one-all draw on Sunday. Çakır made his full international debut for Turkey in a ...

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