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Chelsea turn their attention to Lavia

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Chelsea are ready to turn their attention to Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia. That is despite breaking the British transfer record again to sign their main summer transfer target, Moises Caicedo. They had submitted a number of offers for the Ecuadorean international, only to be gazumped by Liverpool, who made a British record bid of £111 million for him. However, that ...

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Arsenal hold talks with Southampton midfielder

Arsenal have begun talks with Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia about a move to the Emirates. The 19 year old was a stand-out performer for the Saints last season, despite their eventual relegation to the EFL Championship, and there are a number of clubs interested in signing him. They include Chelsea, although Moises Caicedo is the immediate target for them. The ...

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Maitland-Niles Emirates career over

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Ainsley Maitland-Niles career as an Arsenal player is over. He had joined the club as a six year old and progressed through the academy to make the first team, handed his debut in the Champions League by Arsène Wenger when he was just 17. Prized for his versatility, able to play either in midfield or full-back, his best spell came ...

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Chelsea and Arsenal competing for Southampton star

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Both Chelsea and Arsenal are competing to sign Southampton star Roméo Lavia. The Belgian international only joined the Saints from Manchester City last summer, after struggling for first-team minutes at the Etihad, but the defensive midfielder has made a big impression in his first season with the South Coast club, drawing comparisons with the likes of Sergio Busquets. Although Arsenal ...

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Chelsea have three Zakaria alternatives

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Chelsea have three alternatives under consideration if they decide to cut short the loan of Denis Zakaria in January. The Swiss international arrived late in the summer transfer window after the club failed to secure any of its desired midfield targets,, but, so far, he has failed to play a single minute for the West London side. Whilst Graham Potter ...

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Southampton want Maitland-Niles

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Southampton want to sign Arsenal utility layer Ainsley Maitland-Niles. The academy graduate is about to turn 25, and is looking to play regular football, something that seems unlikely under Mikel Arteta for whom he has become very much a fringe player. He has been offered to various clubs in the transfer window, including West Ham United and Bournemouth, but it ...

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Everton enquire about Chelsea striker

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Everton have enquired about the availability of Chelsea striker Armando Broja. The 20-year old Albanian international has never played a senior game for Chelsea, but he had an impressive loan spell at Southampton last season, scoring nine times and leading the line well for the South Coast side. Whilst the Saints would like to extend his loan, they do not ...

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Chelsea make first summer signing

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Chelsea have made their first summer signing. They have agreed a fee of £2 million for Southampton’s under-18 goalkeeper Eddie Beach. That is despite fellow teenager Gabriel Slonina being set for his medical at the club. The two deals are not related to each other, and the arrival of Beach will not affect Slonina, who, in any event, will remain ...

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Gallagher and Broja to get pre-season chance

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Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja will be given their chance to impress Thomas Tuchel in pre-season training before any decision is made about their Chelsea futures. Both have enjoyed productive loan spells away from the club this season, Gallagher with Crystal Palace and Broja with Southampton. Gallagher’s form, in particular, has seen him capped by England and he has a ...

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Chelsea keeping tabs on German defender

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With one German defender set to leave the club in the form of Antonio Rüdiger, who is joining Real Madrid on a free transfer, it seems another one may be joining Chelsea. That is after news that they have asked to be kept informed about developments with Armenia Bielefeld’s Amos Pieper. A former under-21 centre-half for Germane, Pieper will become ...

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