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Chelsea consider new Sporting Director candidate

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Having been rebuffed by Christoph Freund of Red Bull Salzburg, Chelsea have moved on to other potential candidates in their search for a Sporting Director. Although Bayer Leverkusen’s Tim Steidten has been mentioned in relation to the job, the new name doing the rounds is Victor Orta, who is currently with Leeds United. Orta made his name with Middlesbrough before ...

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Barcelona make final Raphinha offer

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Barcelona have made a final offer worth £47 million for Leeds United winger Raphinha. The 25-year old Brazilian has been the subject of a transfer battle this summer, and seemed to be close to joining Arsenal, before Chelsea gazumped their bid. However, his preference always had been to join Barcelona, although their financial constraints made any deal difficult. Now they ...

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Chelsea hijack Raphinha deal

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Chelsea have successfully hijacked the deal that looked like it would see Leeds United winger Raphinha move to Arsenal. The Gunners had seen one offer rejected by the South Yorkshire club for the 25-year old, but were in negotiations over an improved offer. However, Chelsea have swooped in an effectively out-bid them to pay north of £55 million for the ...

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Gunners to hold fresh Raphinha talks

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Arsenal will hold fresh talks with Leeds United this week as they continue their pursuit of Brazilian winger Raphinha. The Gunners have already had one bid for the 25-year old turned down, but that has not deterred then as they continue to try and strengthen their squad for next season. It follows news that they have finally reached agreement with ...

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Chelsea ready to enter Raphinha race

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Chelsea could be ready to hijack Arsenal’s attempts to sign Leeds United winger Raphinha. The Gunners have already had one offer for the 25 year old rejected, with the mount bid described as well below his asking price. It is reported that they intend to submit an improved offer but, whilst negotiations continue, that gives other clubs the chance to ...

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Arsenal closing in on Raphinha deal

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Arsenal are reported to be closing in on a deal for Leeds United winger Raphinha. The Brazilian was the top scorer for Leeds United last season, providing 11 goals in 35 games which helped keep the South Yorkshire side in  the Premier League. That has seen him attract the notice of clubs across Europe, and has been heavily linked with ...

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Gunners eyeing Bundesliga free transfer

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Arsenal are interested in signing Austrian midfielder Florian Grillitsch who will be available on a tree transfer this summer. He is currently playing for Bundesliga side Hoffenheim, but bis deal ends in June, meaning that he can now negotiate with foreign clubs and sign a pre-contract agreement. The Gunners are looking to strength their options in the middle of the ...

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Premier League ;pair want Nketiah

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Both Leeds United and Brighton want to sign Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah. The 22-year old striker is coming to the end of his current contract and will be available as a free agent in the summer. The record goalscorer for England at under-21 level, Nketiah has never quite made the breakthrough at the Emirates and has failed to score for ...

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The Dirtiest Matches of All-Time (Part Four)

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Continuing the series looking at some of the dirtiest matches in football history. For Part One click here, Part Two here, and Part Three here. The FA Cup Final used to be the showpiece of English football and, in the days before the Premier League and Sky Sports, it was virtually the only live match TV viewers in the UK ...

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Chelsea tracking Leeds winger

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Leeds United winger Raphinha is being tracked by Chelsea. The Brazilian was linked with a host of clubs in January, including Liverpool West Ham United and Bayern Munich, but in the end, remained at Elland Road. Questions about his future remain though, and Chelsea retain an interest in a player that they have long coveted. He joined Leeds in 2020 ...

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