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London duo match offers for Sporting defender

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Arsenal and Chelsea have prepared matching offers as they bid to sign Sporting Lisbon defender Ousmane Diomande. The 20 year old, who is a full Ivory Coast international, currently plays for Sporting Lisbon, and has been one of the stand-out performers in the Portuguese league this season. That has inevitably attracted interest from other European clubs, and both Bayern Munich ...

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Wembley defeat cast doubts on Pochettino’s future

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Mauricio Pochettino’s future as Chelsea manager may be in some doubt after their defeat to Liverpool in the EFL Cup Final. His side came within a few minutes of taking the game to a potential penalty shoot-out, and, had they won it, then they would have salvaged European football for themselves from what has been a difficult season so far. ...

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Gunners may trigger defender’s release clause

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Arsenal are reported to be considering triggering the release clause of Portuguese defender Gonçalo Inácio, who currently plays for Sporting Lisbon. Still just 22, he has been capped by Portugal at every age level from under-17 upwards, and made his full international debut earlier this year, and scored twice in their historic win over Liechenstein in their 2024 Euro qualifier, ...

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Swedish forward now linked with Chelsea

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Chelsea have made no secret of the fact that they want to buy a striker in January, and, although the names of Victor Osimhen and Ivan Toney are the most frequently mentioned with a move to Stamford Bridge, a new figure may now be in the frame. Reports from Scandinavia suggest that they have joined the race to sign Swedish ...

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Chelsea scouting Arsenal transfer target

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Chelsea have been scouting Sporting Lisbon defender Ousmane Diomané who was the subject of interest from Arsenal in the summer. The Gunners went so far as to make a £30 million bid for the Ivory Coast international but that was turned down by the Portuguese club. Not turned 20 yet, Diomané fits the age profile of the type of player ...

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Arsenal set to move for defender next summer

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Arsenal will make a new attempt to sign Sporting Lisbon defender Ousmane Diomande next summer. They wanted to sign the 19 year old Ivory Coast international during the last transfer window, but their bid for him of £30 million was turned down by the Portuguese club. That was despite it giving Sporting the chance to make a quick profit on ...

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Chelsea to lose out on Ugarte

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Chelsea look like they will lose out on their attempt to sign Uruguayan midfielder Manuel Ugarte from Sporting Lisbon this summer. They were prepared to trigger the £52 million release clause in his contract, along with PSG, and initially the Portuguese side had indicated they only wanted him to join the Premier League club. The West London club were prepared ...

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Chelsea set to meet release clause for midfielder

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Chelsea are set to meet the release clause of £52 million for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Manuel Ugarte. Liverpool, though, are also showing interest in the player, who is expected to make known his preferred choice of destination soon. He is known to want to join a Champions League club, but Chelsea still have hopes of persuading him and making him ...

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Chelsea plotting new Fernandez approach

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Chelsea are plotting a new approach for Benfica Enzo Fernandez. They made an initial approach to sign the defensive midfielder who was named Young Player of the Tournament at the Qatar World Cup, where he played for the winners Argentina, but that was rejected after the two clubs failed to agree terms. One of the main sticking points was the ...

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Chelsea now want Tottenham target

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Chelsea may be struggling on the pitch, but they remain among the most active in the transfer market. They have already signed defender Benoît Badiashile from Monaco and striker David Datro Fofana from Monaco for a combined fee in excess of £50 million, and continue to be linked with a host of names, including Enzo Fernandez, and Mudryk Mkyhailo. And ...

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