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Chelsea goalkeeper in Saudi talks

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Chelsea outcast Kepa Arrizabalaga is being linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League and Al-Ittihad. The 29-year old is back at Stamford Bridge after spending last season on loan at Real Madrid, a spell that began well, but ended up with him relegated to the bench for much of it. Although he reported for pre-season training, new manager ...

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Chelsea favourites to sign Spanish midfielder

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Chelsea are the favourites to sign Spanish midfielder Gabriel Veiga this summer. They were linked with him a year ago, along with Real Madrid and Barcelona, when he was with Celta Vigo, but, instead he opted for a move to the Saudi Pro League, joining al=Ahli. However, he ha now come to regret that decision, and wants to return to ...

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Partey could join Saudi exodus

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Thomas Partey could join the exodus to Saudi Arabia this summer. The Ghanaian midfielder has been tipped to leave the Emirates this summer, with the Gunners increasingly frustrated by his fitness issues. Although he played against Chelsea in midweek, that was virtually the first timethis season that Mikel Arteta was able to field a midfield that included Partey alongside Declan ...

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Chelsea hope for summer end to Lukaku problem

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One of the residual issues that Chelsea management have to deal with is the long-term date of Romelu Lukaku, who remains under contract at the club until 2026, although he has spent the last two seasons back on loan in Italy. That was first of all with his old club, Inter Milan, and, more latterly with Roma, who have just ...

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Chelsea considering Benzema move

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Chelsea are considering moving for Karim Benzema in the January transfer window. Now 36, the French international is one of those players who turned their back on European football in the summer, opting for a lucrative move to Saudi Arabia instead, joining Al-Ittihad. However, he has not shown up for pre-season training ahead of the resumption of the Saudi pro ...

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The January transfer window

The January transfer window opens on 1st January, and will close on 1st February at 11 pm GMT. To ensure harmonisation across Europe, all the major leagues will have the same starting and closing dates, whilst Saudi Arabia actually shut their window a day earlier. Traditionally January is not as busy as the summer window. Clubs prefer to do most ...

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Arsenal alerted to Neves’ availability

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Arsenal have been alerted that Ruben Neves may be available for a loan deal in January. The Portuguese international only joined Saudi side Al-Hilal from Wolves in the summer, but he is already being linked with a return to the Premier League. Newcastle United wanted to take him on loan to cover for the suspended Sandro Tonali, but that plan ...

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Chelsea monitoring Osimhen situation

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Chelsea are monitoring the situation of striker Victor Osimhen. The Nigerian had helped the Italian club win the Serie A title last season, and they were in talks ot give him a lucrative new deals. Things, though, have subsequently soured, and he is even considering the club after they mocked him on their in-house social media channels for missing a ...

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Top 10 football leagues in Asia

Despite the domination of cricket throughout the Indian subcontinent, it is not the most popular watched or played sport throughout the continent of Asia. Like much of the rest of the world, that remains the preserve of football, which takes its place along a wide range of indigenous sports played throughout the various countries that make up the continent. India, ...

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Partey set for Saudi move

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It has been reported that an undisclosed Saudi club has agreed terms with Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey about a potential move. The 30 year Ghanaian international had previously indicated that he was not interested in joining the Middle Eastern exodus, but now appears to have had a change of heart, motivated primarily by the size of the offer made to ...

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