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Liverpool linked again with Sporting full-back

Liverpool are once again being linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon full-back Nuno Mendes. The Anfield club had a £22 million offer for the left-back turned down last summer, and they opted to sign Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos instead. However, the Greek has barely featured for Jurgen Klopp’s side, and they are looking for an upgrade who can challenge ...

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Arsenal pursuing teenage striker

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Arsenal are the favourites to sign teenage striker Thiago Tomas this season. Th 18-year old broke into the Sporting Lisbon side at the end of this season, and has yet to miss a league match for the Portuguese leaders during the current campaign.. He has featured in the starting XI eight times. Tomes has scored twice and provided two assists ...

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Liverpool make contact with Portuguese forward

It may be a busy summer at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp forced to rebuild his squad. The club’s injury crisis this season has highlighted their lack of strength in depth and reinforced the ned for quality back-up in all key positions. Several pundits in recent days have suggested that they made a mistake by not reinvesting in the team last ...

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City defender’s loan move could become permanent

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Manchester City defender Pedro Porro could be set to make his loan move to Sporting Lisbon permanent. The 21-year-old was signed by City from their sister club Girona in 2019 for a reported fee of £11 million, but has never actually played for the English side. Instead, four days after signing with them, he was loaned back to La Liga ...

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Chelsea and West Ham tracking young left-back

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Both Chelsea and West Ham are interested in England under-18 left-back Matthew Bondswell, who is on the books of Bundesliga side RB Leipzig. Bondswell began his career with Nottingham Forest and spent eight years in their acdemy system before following in the tracks of Jadon Sancho and heading to Germany to continue his football development. He is currently on loan ...

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Liverpool linked with Sporting Lisbon defender

Nuno Mendes from Sporting Lisbon is the latest defender beng linked with a move to Liverpool as their injury crisis deepens. James Milner was the latest player to head to the tratement room after Satursday’s game at broadcaster, causing his manager Jurgen Klopp to fire a broadside at the broadcaster BT Sports over the scheduling of the game. Mendes, who ...

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United have agreement for next Portuguese wonderkid

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Manchester United have first refusal on the next hot talent to come off the Sporting Lisbon production line. Luis Gomes is only 16, but he has already drawn comparisons with Portuguese great Luis Figo. Gomes has just signed his first professional deal with Sporting, and has agreed a five-=year deal with the Lisbon side, but there is also an agreement ...

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United plot move for former Fernandes teammate

United are considering a summer move which might reunite Bruno Fernandes with former Sporting Lisbon teammate Nuno Mendes. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to strengthen his squad and give Luke Shaw serious competition for the left-back slot, and they have identified 18-year old Mendes as a credible option. Mendes’ contract currently has a €45 million (£41 million release clause) but there ...

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Arsenal tipped to move for Portugal winger

Joelson Fernandes, who has been dubbed as the new “Cristiano Ronaldo”. The 17-year old had trained sporadically with the Sporting team prior to the lockdown, but has since made his debut for the club, and now has three senior appearances under his belt. Despite his inexperience, he is already being tracked by clubs across Europe, and is on the radar ...

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Fernandes close to United transfer

After seemingly on the point of collapse last week, the transfer of Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon looks finally close to completion. The 25 year old midfielder spent most of last summer, and almost all of this transfer window linked with a move to Old Trafford, but the transfer appeared to have foundered with the two sides ...

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