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Liverpool linked with new central defensive target

Liverpool have been linked with a new central defender in the summer. The man in question is Torino’s Gleison Bremer – usually known just as Bremer – a 23-year old Brazilian. He likes to play ion the left-side of a defensive pair, and is regarded as a natural foil to Virgil van Dijk, when the Dutchman is fit again. The ...

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Grande Torino – the Immortals

When people nowadays talk about great Italian teams they tend to think of Juventus, AC and Inter Milan, Napoli and perhaps Roma. However, for anybody who lived through the 1940s, there was only one side and that was Turin – known as Grade Torino. Between 1943 and 1949 they won dive successive Serie A titles – the Scudetto was not ...

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Air Crashes involving Footballers

Whilst air travel statistically is the safest form of travel, things can and do go wrong and, when they do, they tend to have catastrophic consequences for those involved. Since commercial air travel became a viable opposition after the end of the Second World War, unfortunately there have been players and even entire teams that have died in air crashes. ...

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Torino close to Torreira deal

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Torino are close to agreeing a deal for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira. The 24-year old will move to the Serie A club on loan for next season, with an option to make it permanent at the end of the season. The potential deal will be worth up to €24 million (£22 million) which will be paid in two tranches. Fiorentina ...

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Spurs have striker bid knocked back

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Tottenham have made no secret of the fact that their top priority in this summer’s transfer window is to sign a reliable back-up to striker Harry Kane. Jose Mourinho is confident that the right player will be found before the window closes, saying at the press conference before the weekend’s game at home to Everton “I believe that we will ...

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Darmian set to leave United – but not yet

Matteo Darmian is set to leave Manchester United – but he may have to wait until next summer before doing so. The Italian has been linked with a return to his homeland all summer, but now come reports that he has already agreed a deal to move to Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan when his contract runs out at Old Trafford ...

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Chapecoense and five other teams that perished in plane crashes

The Brazilian football club Chapecoense have made rapid strides since their establishment in 1973 and reached the country’s top flight in 2014 for the first time since 1979. This year, they wrote another illustrious chapter in the club’s history after reaching the final of the Copa Sudamericana – the second tier continental competition in South America – for the first ...

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5 Unexpected Summer Transfers of 2016

Joe Hart (Manchester City to Torino) Any managerial change leads to upheavals, but Joe Hart probably didn’t see the sudden change of fortune that was to come his way after the appointment of Pep Guardiola at the helm of Manchester City. The long-serving Citizens’ custodian and a crowd favourite became a pariah and it was quickly made clear to him ...

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