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Aouar discounts Arsenal links

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Houssem Aouar has discounted links with Arsenal. At one stage during the summer, it seemed certain that the Gunners were going to make a move for the Lyon playmaker, having also been linked with the French international the previous summer instead. Instead, having also flirted with a move for Leicester City’s James Maddison, the Gunners signed Martin Ǿdegaard permanently instead, ...

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PSG eyeing Rüdiger

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PSG are eyeing a move for Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger next summer. Chelsea have been trying to resolve the future of the German international, who is entering eh final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, for some time.  However, sources indicate that very little progress has been made, and, unless a breakthrough can be made before January, the 28-year ...

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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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Marseille make late move for Chelsea striker

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Marseille have made a late move to sign Ike Ugbo from Chelsea. The striker had agreed personal terms with Belgian side Genk ahead of a permanent move away from Stamford Bridge, and all seemed to be set for the player who spent last season on loan with Cercle Brugge, netting 16 goals in 32 appearances. However, Marseille may be about ...

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Emerson Palmieri in Lyon talks

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Chelsea are in talks with Lyon about a possible move for full-back Emerson Palmeiri. Thomas Tuchel wants to decrease the size of his squad before the transfer window shuts, and Palmeiri finds himself third-choice left-back at Stamford Bridge behind Marcos Alonso and Chilwell. That is despite being part of the successful Italy squad at this summer’s European Championships., and started ...

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Lyon want Bakayoko

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Lyon want to sign Tiemoué Bakayoko. The 26-year old French midfielder has become something of a forgotten man at Chelsea, who he joined for £40 million from Monaco in 2017. After an imminently forgettable first season in English football, he ahs been loaned out to AC Milan, Monaco and Napoli, but although those agreements included various options to buy, none ...

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Lyon in Shaqiri talks

Lyon have agreed personal terms with Xherdan Shaqiri. However, the French side have still to agree a valuation with Liverpool, and negotiations between the two clubs are continuing. It is reported that Lyon’s initial bid for the former Stole City player was £4 million and Liverpool are looking for more than double that. The 29-year old is in the fianl ...

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Pogba staying at United

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Paul Pogba is staying at Manchester United. But it also means that he is likely to leave them for free for a second time next summer unless they can get him to change his mind about a new deal. PSG were thought to be interested in signing him, but with the arrival of Lionel Messi in Paris, any thoughts of ...

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Abramovich wants Messi meeting

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has demanded an urgent meeting with representatives of Lionel Messi. It follows the shock ness that financial and structural obstacles in the shape of La Liga FFP regulations mean that the Argentine will not be able to sign his new deal at Barcelona after all, and, instead, is leaving the club as a free agent. PSG ...

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Aouar waiting for Arsenal bid

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Lyon star Houssem Aouar is waiting for Arsenal to make a bid for him. The Gunners were heavily linked with a  move for the French international last summer but, in the end, nothing materialised. However, with him now available for as little as £25 million in the current window, rumours once again began to circulate that he could be headed ...

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