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Arsenal linked with Balkan wonderkid

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Arsenal are being linked with a player who has been labelled the Balkan Lionel Messi. Edon Zhegrova of Lille, who comes from Kosovo, has come to the notice of the North London side, with a series of impressive performances for the Ligue 1 club in the Champions League, and, compared to the Argentine great, he has a similar running style, ...

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Arsenal favourites for Lille forward

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Arsenal are reported to be favourites to land Lille forward Jonathan David in the summer. The Canadian international has been in fine form for the Ligue 1 side this season, scoring 16 goals in all competitions. However, he has indicated that he wants to leave the club this summer, with interest across Europe, with Newcastle United amongst those tracking his ...

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Arsenal tracking Lille forward

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Lille forward Jonathan David is another player on Arsenal’s radar as they look to bolster their striking options. It is widely acknowledged that that the Gunners need to bolster their firepower. Both Alexander Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are out of contract at the end of the season and likely to leave the club, whilst there has been concern expressed about ...

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Arsenal interested in Portuguese midfielder

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Arsenal are reported to be interested in signing Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches, who is currently playing his club football with Lille. The 24-year old was rated as a  rising star when he broke through with Benfica, and that owed him a high profile move to Bayern Munich, with the German club paying an initial £67 million for him. However, hs ...

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European Football’s Managerial Merry Go-Round (Part Two)

The second part in the series looking at the comings and goings at some of the major clubs in Europes this summer. For the first part please click here. Spain (Part Two) Barcelona Ronald Koeman remains the manager of Barcelona  – for now. At one stage it seemed unlikley he would still be there at the start of next season. ...

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Spurs identify Lloris replacements

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Tottenham have identified possible replacements for goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris, who has just over a year left on his current contract. There are suggestions they will look to offload him this summer to avoid him leaving for free, with suggestions that the World Cup winner could be headed back to France and a reunion with former boss Mauricio Pochettino. ...

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Liverpool identify Wijnaldum alternative

Liverpool have identified an alternative in case Georginio Wijnaldum decides to leave the club next summer. The 30-year-old Dutchman is in the final year of his contract, and has been widely linked with a move to Barcelona and a reunion with his former national team manager Ronald Koeman. The Spanish club will be able to begin pre-contract negotiations when the ...

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Arsenal on verge of signing defender

Arsenal are on the verge of signing Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhães from Ligue 1 side Lille. He has passed his medical at the club, and they are set to announce that he will be joining on a five-year deal that could be worth up to £27 million, once bonuses and other add-ons are factored into the equation. Arsenal have had ...

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Arsenal ready to announce double deal

Arsenal are set to announce a double deal in the coming days. Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ready to commit to a contract extension, whilst defender Gabriel Magalhães is on the verge of  joining the FA Cup winners from French side Lille in a £27 million deal. Securing the continued services of 31-year old Aubameyang has long been a priority for ...

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United youngster wants Old Trafford exit

Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong wants to leave the club – despite having signed a new deal with them as recently as March. At the time, the 20-year old rejected interest from Juventus, Inter Milan and Barcelona to remain with the Premier League club, but the lack of first-team opportunities under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to be an issue. And ...

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