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Sokratis linked with Napoli move

Arsenal’s Greek defender Sokratis Papastanthopoulis has been linked with a move to Serie A side Napoli. The 32-year-old joined the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund two years ago, and, although he was a regular started under Unai Emery, has been used sparingly by Mikel Arteta. He barely played for the club after lockdown, except for a brief cameo in the FA ...

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City ahead of Liverpool in Koulibaly chase

Manchester City have edged ahead of Liverpool in the race to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Long regarded as one of the best defenders in Serie A, Napoli have decided that they need to sign the Senegalese international this summer to raise funds, with their finances depleted by the Covid-19 pandemic. That prompted interest from Liverpool, who wanted to pair ...

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Arsenal and United in hunt for Polish striker

Both Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked with a move for Napoli’s Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik. The 26 year old has notched up 46 goals in 109 appearances for the Serie A side since joining from Ajax in 2016, but with him unwilling to commit to a new contract when his current deal expires next summer, Napoli are willing ...

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Chelsea could revive interest in Mertens

Chelsea could be set to revive their interest in Napoli forward Dries Mertens. The Stamford Bridge side made a move for the 32 year old Belgian international, but that was turned down at the time, and it was expected that he would sign a new deal with the Serie A side. But now it appears he has had a change ...

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Arsenal make fresh attempt to sign PSG full-back

Arsenal are set to reignite their interest in PSG left-back Layvin Kurwaza. The 27 year old French international was heavily linked at one stage with a move to the Emirates in January, although in the end no bid was made. However, with his contract in Paris set to end at the end of June, he will be available for free ...

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United target Koulibaly wants to leave Napoli

Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly wants to leave Napoli. The central defender is reported to have told the club’s controversial president Aurelio de Laurentis about his decision in a telephone call, although he accepts that he will not be able to leave the Serie A club until his £90 million valuation has been met. This though represents a drop in ...

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Jorginho linked with Chelsea departure

Jorginho could leave Chelsea this summer, amidst continuing links with a move to Juventus. The 28 year old has made 32 appearances in all competitions for the West London club this season but, despite being integral to Frank Lampard’s plans, he would not be averse to joining the Italian champions and the chance to play again under Mauricio Sarri, who ...

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Chelsea trying to sign Dries Mertens

Chelsea are making a late bid to sign Dries Mertens from Napoli before the transfer market opens. The 32 year old Belgian international is out o contract with the Serie A side, is highly versatile, and can play either through the middle or on the right. The West London club are in the market for a new striker, with Tammy ...

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Premier League clubs eye Koulibaly

Chelsea and Tottenham have both been in touch with representatives of Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly, with Arsenal are keeping tabs on developments. The towering Napoli centre-back was previously linked with a move to Manchester United when Jose Mourinho was manager at the club, but their bid for him was rejected by the Italian side. Instead they ended up paying a ...

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Napoli and Ajax interested in signing Vertonghen

Both Napoli and former club Ajax want to sign Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen. The 32 year old is out of contract at White Hart Lane in the summer, which means he is free to talk to foreign clubs now, especially as any discussions over a new deal at the North London club appear to have stalled. Napoli are in the ...

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