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Arsenal linked with Vieira

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For many Arsenal fans, the name Vieira conjures up images of one of their greatest-ever players, their former captain Patrick. But now they are being linked with his namesake Pablo who plays for Porto. The 20-year-old has made great strides this season, and that has also seen him attract interest from the likes of Marseille. However, it is now claimed ...

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United closing on deal for full-back

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Manchester United are edging closer to a deal to sign Porto full-back Alex Telles on a five-year deal. A fee still has to be agreed with the Portuguese champions, and he has a releasee clause of £37 million but it is expected that, given he is in the final year of his current contract with the Portuguese side, that a ...

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Porto full-back close to United move

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Manchester United are closing-in on a deal or Porto full-back Alex Telles. Reports in Portugal suggest that his agent has already flown to England in order to try and finalise a transfer for the Brazilian defender.  The 27-year old was linked with a move to Chelsea last season for a fee of £35 million (€40 million) but is now available ...

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Tottenham interested in Porto midfielder

Tottenham are considering making a bid for Porto midfielder Luis Diaz. The Columbia international only joined the Primeira Liga side last summer, but he has made a big impression in his first season in European football, scoring 12 goals, primarily from a wide left position, and providing three assists. Jose Mourinho has been told that he will not need to ...

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Chelsea identify Sancho alternative

Chelsea have identified Porto winger Jesus Corona as an alternative in case they cannot sign Jadon Sancho. The England star is high on their wish list, but Manchester United remain the favourites to sign the Borussia Dortmund star, despite the disruption caused to the transfer market by the coronavirus crisis. That has led to the London club considering other alternatives, ...

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Mourinho almost joined Liverpool

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Jose Mourinho almost joined Liverpool in 2004, before eventually ending up at Chelsea. The claim is made in forthcoming book which is entitled “Mourinho: Behind the Special One, from the origin to the glory” which has been written by the French journalist, Nicolas Vilas. According to Vilas, the representative of Mourinho at the time, Jorge Baldeck, had a meeting at ...

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Arsenal in talks with free agent Yacine Brahimi

Arsenal are in talks to sign former Porto midfielder Yacine Brahimi who is a free agent after leaving the Portuguese club. The Algerian international, who can play either as an attacking midfielder or as a winger joined Porto in 2014 from La Liga side Granada, and went on to make 209 appearances for them, scoring 53 goals Last season was ...

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Liverpool eyeing next Van Dijk

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Liverpool are considering a move for Dutch teenager, Xavier Mbuyamba, who has been labelled the next Virgil van Dijk. The 17 year old is currently playing for MV Maastricht in the second tier of Dutch football, and his progress this season has been such that he has begun to attract attention from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with Bayern Munich, ...

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Everton linked with another Brazilian

After acquiring Brazilians Richarlison and Bernard in the summer, Everton have been linked with another of their compatriots, Eder Militão, who currently plays for Porto. That is according to Brazilian publication UOL Sports who report that Everton scouts travelled to Portugal last Saturday to watch Militão play in Porto’s 2 – 0 win away to Vitória de Setúba, as well ...

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United close to deal for teenage right-back

The BBC report that Manchester United are close to completing their first transfer of the summer window by signing Porto right-back Diogo Dalot. The 19-year old has a release clause in his contract of £17.4 million, and although United have yet to activate it, the two clubs are in discussions, and it appears to be a matter of when the ...

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