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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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Injuries Ruined Their Careers (Part One)

It takes years of hard work and dedication to become a professional footballer. For every thousand boys – or girls – that dream of becoming a major star, less than one will ever go on to sign a professional contract. And, even then, the odds of making it in the game are long, as the large number of academy graduates ...

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Saliba set for Marseille loan

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Arsenal defender William Saliba is set to join Marseille on loan for the coming season. Signed from Saint Étienne as an 18-year old two years ago in a £27 million deal, Saliba has never played a senior game for he Gunners. Instead, he was loaned back to Saint Étienne for the first season and, after spending the first half of ...

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They Impressed at the Euros (Part Four)

Concluding the series looking at the players who impressed so much playing for their countries at the European Championships that it was enough to earn them a big money move once the tournament was over. For Part One click here; for Part Two click here; and Part Three click here. Mario Mandzukić Croatia failed to get out of the group ...

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Guendouzi now linked with Benfica switch

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Arsenal midfielder is a man in demand, even if the Gunners no longer want him. Marseille have already made a bid to take the French under-21 captain, and he has allegedly agreed personal; terms with them. However, the Gunners were unhappy about the price they were willing to pay, and were considering exercising an option in hs contract to protect ...

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Arsenal consider Guendouzi contract extension

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Arsenal are considering giving Matteo Guendouzi a contract extension, even though the French midfielder would appear to have no future oat the club. The French uinder-21 international spent last season on loan with the Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin having fallen out with manager Mikel Arteta following the Gunners deal at Brighton last June. Now he is wanted by Ligue 1 ...

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Marseille closing in on Guendouzi move

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Ligue 1 side Marseille are closing in on the signature of Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi. The 222-year old has been on loan with Hertha Berlin in Germany this season, although a broken metatarsal has brought a premature end to his stay with the German club, who have indicated that they are not prepared to exercise an option to sign him ...

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The Shame of Marseille

Marseille are one of the best supported and successful clubs in French football, In 1993 they were flying high. Under charismatic chairman Bernard Tapie, a businessman, politician, occasional actor and singer, and TV host they had won the French Championship for the past four seasons and were favourites to do so again, And, for the second time in three years ...

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The biggest scandals in the history of football

Whilst football may be the beautiful game, played and watched by hundreds of millions of people, due its popularity and profitability it is not immune from scandal. The sport has seen more than its fair share of corruption and misdeeds over the years, ranging from the taking of bribes at high level to match fixing, whilst there have been legion ...

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Untitl turned down Anfield move

Samuel Umtiti, the Barcelona centre-back, turned down the chance to join Liverpool in the last transfer window. The Premier League champions were driven into the transfer market after Joel Matip joined long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez on the Anfield treatment table. In the end they signed Ben Davies from Preston and took Ozan Kabak on loan from ...

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