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City negotiating for Benfica defender

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Manchester City are in talks to sign Rúben Dias. Pep Guardiola wants a right-sided central defender, having decided previously not to replace Vincent Kompany who retired at the end of the 2018 – 2019 season. He has been linked with a host of names, including Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, and Atlético Madrid’s José Giménez, but they are unwilling to meet the ...

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Aouar agrees to join Arsenal

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Houssem Aouar has agreed to join Arsenal – but only because there are no viable alternatives. The 22-year old Frenchman would prefer to join Manchester City, Juventus or Barcelona, but with none of these clubs prepared to make an offer to sign him in the current window, he has opted for the Gunners. There is still a long way to ...

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Smalling linked with Inter Milan

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Inter Milan are interested in Chris Smalling. However, any deal will be dependent on Tottenham making a movie for Slovenian defender Milan Škriniar. Jose Mourinho has identified Škriniar as a replacement for the departed Jan Vertonghen, but they do not want to meet his £46 million price tag, and the Serie A team will need to drop his asking price. ...

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City seek FIFA extension to transfer deadline

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Manchester City are to request special dispensation from FIFA so that they can sign José Giménez from Atlétio Madrid. The 25-year old Uruguayan international is currently self-isolating in Spain for a two-week period after testing positive for the coronavirus. This means that he will not be able to complete a medical with the Premier League club prior to the international ...

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Liverpool negotiating loan for Dembélé

Liverpool are in talks with Barcelona over a season long loan for Ousmane Dembélé. The winger moved to the Catalans in 2017 from Borussia Dortmund in a deal that could be worth up to £135 million, but he has had a nightmare time with injuries since his arrival in Spain, and missed almost the whole of last season with a ...

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Wijnaldum rejects new deal

Gini Wijnaldum has turned down the offer of a new contract with Liverpool. The Dutchman has just 9 months left on his current deal at Anfield, which means that he can begin to negotiate with foreign clubs from January. He has also been linked with a move away this summer, with his former national team boss, Ronald Koeman, wanting to ...

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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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City bid for defender rejected by Sevilla

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Manchester City have had a £45 million bid for defender Jules Koundé turned down by Sevilla. Pep Guardiola’s side are looking for alternatives are talks to sign Kalidou Koulibaly was Napoli ended in deadlock. The Europa League winners have indicated that they are prepared to sell Koundé for less than his release clause, which is reported to be £82.5 million, ...

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Russians want Serge Aurier

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Spartak Moscow want to sign Spurs right-back Serge Aurier. The Ivorian has lost his first-team place in North London this season since the arrival of Matt Doherty from Wolves and has yet to play a single minute of football in the current campaign. He has been an unused substitute in both league games, and also in their Europa League tie ...

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Mustafi linked with Serie A sides

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Arsenal’s German defender Shkodran Mustafi is being linked with both Lazio and Napoli. The Gunners are willing to sell the 28-year old, who is now in the final year of his current contract, although he is currently injured, still recovering from the knee problem that ruled him out of the FA Cup final. He joined the North London side in ...

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