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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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United’s Koulibaly bid rejected

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Manchester United have had a £30 million bid for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly turned down. The Premier League side want to sign a new defender this summer to partner Harry Maguire, and have been heavily linked with Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane. However, it appears that he is not their only target, with Koulibaly also in their sights. Like many clubs, ...

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Under New Management (Part Two)

The second part in the series looking at major clubs under new management this season now looks at Italy. For the first part which covers England and Scotland, please click here. Italy Inter Milan: Previous Manager: Antonio Conte What happened to him: Despite leading Inter Milan to their first Serie A title in a decade, Conte resigned at the end ...

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Napoli want Chelsea full-back

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Napoli want to sign Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri. However, the two clubs are locked in negotiations over Chelsea’s €15 m (£12.9) million valuation of the player. That is not thought though to be the sticking point to any deal getting deal. More at issue are Emerson’s likely salary demands. He currently earns close to £3.9 million a year and that ...

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

This year has seen an unprecedented churn of managers at some of Europe’s top clubs. Some changes have already been made, whilst others could be in the offing. Here are some of the clubs affected. Inter Milan Italy When Antonio Conte led the Italian side to their first league title in a decade, the future seemed bright for Inter and ...

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Napoli want Liverpool full-back

Napoli want to sign Liverpool full-back Konstantinos Tsimikas. The Greek defender only moved to the Premier League side from Greek champions Olympiakos, but he has found first-team opportunities at Anfield severely limited, with Andy Robertson ahead of him in the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp. He has made just 6 appearances, and just one in the Premier League this season ...

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Chelsea want £17 million for full-back

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Chelsea want £17 million for full-back Emerson Palmeiri. The Italian international has not started a Premier League game all season and was an unused substitute in the club’s goalless draw against Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday. Despite his lack of first-team involvement, the West London are unwilling to allow him to leave on the cheap and are looking ...

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Bayern to pip Liverpool for another defender

Bayern Munich have already snapped-up one of Liverpool’s main transfer targets after agreeing to sign Dayot Upamecano, who last month agreed to join the German champions from RB Leipzig. And now comes news they may be about to pip them for another by moving for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly. The Senegalese international was heavily linked with a  move to Manchester City ...

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Another defender set for Arsenal departure

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Greek international Sokratis Papastathopoulos is the latest man set to depart Arsenal in the January window, following in the footsteps of Bosnian full-back Sead Kolasinac who has already re-joined former club Schalke on loan for the rest of the season. Reports from Turkey suggest that Sokratis has reached an agreement with Super Lig side Fenerbahçe, and that he has now ...

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Chelsea in discussions over loan switch for full-back

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Chelsea are in discussions with Napoli about a loan switch to Serie A for full-back Emerson Palmieiri in January. The 26-year old is completely out of favour at Stamford Bridge, and has yet to play a single minute of Premier League football. He still has hopes of making the Italy squad for next year’s European Championship but knows that he ...

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