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Xhaka to be offered new contract

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Granit Xhaka is to be offered a new contract by Arsenal. The Swiss international captain had seemed on the verge of joining Roma, and had already agreed personal terms with the Serie A club. However, they refused to meet Arsenal’s valuation of the player and, despite weeks of negotiation no agreement between the two clubs could be reached. And now ...

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Xhaka Roma move in doubt

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Granit Xhaka’s move to Roma has hit a significant roadblock with the Serie A club unable to agree a fee. He has been linked with a  move to the Italian capital since the start of the transfer window, but they are currently unwilling to meet the Gunners’ £17 million valuation for the Swiss captain. The 28-year old has already agreed ...

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United block Telles loan move

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Manchester United have blocked attempts by Roma to sign full-back Alex Telles on loan. The Italian side are looking for a temporary replacement at left-back for Leonardo Spinazzola who picked up an SCL injury playing for Italy at the Euros. He could miss most of the season, although he is hoping to be back earlier than that. Telles only joined ...

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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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Zouma expected to leave Chelsea

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Kurt Zouma is expected to leave Chelsea this summer. He has been at Stamford Bridge since 2014, although his time at the club has included loan spells away at Stoke and Everton. However, the French international finds himself down the pecking order under Thomas Tuchel, and is now looking for a fresh start and the opportunity to play regular first-team ...

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Spurs in advanced talks with former Roma boss

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Spurs are in advanced talks with former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca, as they step up their search for a new manager. They have been linked with a host of names since Jose Mourinho was sacked in April, and, at one stage last week, many thought they were set to announced Antonio Conte as their new man. However, talks broke down ...

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Roma closing in on Xhaka deal

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Roma are closing on a deal to sign Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka from Arsenal. It comes after the Italia club increased their initial offer for the player from €15 million  (£13 million) to €18 million (£15.5 million) including bonuses. He is expected to put pen to paper on a four year deal. By a happy coincidence, Xhaka is already in ...

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European Football’s Managerial Merry Go-Round (Part One)

This year has seen an unprecedented churn of managers at some of Europe’s top clubs. Some changes have already been made, whilst others could be in the offing. Here are some of the clubs affected. Inter Milan Italy When Antonio Conte led the Italian side to their first league title in a decade, the future seemed bright for Inter and ...

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Roma want Granit Xhaka

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Roma have opened talks with Granit Xhaka about a summer move. Jose Mourinho, newly installed at the Serie A club, wants to bring him to Italy, having long been an admirer of the Swiss international captain. Initial indications are that the opening bid they have made for Xhaka is way below Arsenal’s valuation of the player, who still has two ...

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Mourinho set to raid Spurs for former players

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Jose Mourinho does not take up his new job with Roma until the end of the season. But already he is being linked with possible transfer moves for players who he managed whilst he was in charge of Tottenham. The South American due of Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura have both been mentioned as possible targets for the Serie A ...

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