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Saliba speculation continues

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Despite William Saliba announcing that he will be returning to Arsenal this summer, speculation about the defender continues to swirl. Marseille want to keep him in France following his successful loan spell with them, although his price tag is a considerable impediment to them making a permanent move for him. Newcastle United are also in the race to sign him, ...

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Greatest quotes on Gianfranco Zola

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Receiver of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and the honorary OBE of Britain, Zola has made himself into a footballing legend on and off the field. As an icon of the English Premier League side Chelsea, we take a look at a selection of the greatest quotes on Gianfranco Zola. Playing with Diego Maradona at Italian side ...

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Arsenal linked again with Napoli striker

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Arsenal are once again being linked with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. The Nigerian was on the Gunners’ radar back in 2020 when he played for Lille in France in Ligue 1. However, he subsequently moved to Italy instead, scoring 25 goals for Napoli in 55 appearances. He missed part of this season due to injury, but has returned to coring ...

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Jorginho could be forced to leave Chelsea

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Italian midfielder Jorginho could be forced to leave Chelsea. The 30-year old is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2023, and his preference is to remain in West London. But due to the current government sanctions against the club, not only are Chelsea operating under an effective transfer embargo, and are not allowed to buy or ...

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Arsenal eyeing Spanish midfielder

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Arsenal have identified Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz, currently playing for Napoli, as a potential transfer target. The 25-year old is under contract with the Serie A club until June 2023, but has turned down a new deal with them. It is understood representatives of the Gunners have asked for a meeting with the player’s agents in a bid to sound ...

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Arsenal tracking Napoli striker

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Napoli’s Victor Osenhem is the latest striker linked with a summer move to Arsenal. With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang having left the club, and Alexander Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah out of contract, striker is a priority for the Gunners in the summer transfer window. Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton and Real Sociedad’s have both been associated with moves to the Emirates, but now ...

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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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