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Arsène Wenger and other big names turn down Fulham job

Arsène Wenger, Andre Villa-Boas and former Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim are just some of the big names that turned down the chance to manage Fulham, before the job was finally given to Claudio Ranieri. Fulham, bottom of the table, became the first club to sack their manager Slaviša Jokanović on Wednesday, appointing former Leicester City and Chelsea manager Ranieri in ...

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Olivier Giroud lands Hollywood role

Olivier Giroud’s Chelsea future may be in doubt, with reports linking him to a January move to Marseille, but, off the pitch, things are looking much rosier for him after it emerged that he is to feature in a Hollywood film. The 32-year old World Cup winner has announced that he will have a role in the French-version of the ...

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Glenn Murray handed Brighton contract extension

Brighton striker Glenn Murray has been rewarded for his form this season with a one-year contract extension which runs until June 2020. The 35-year old, who is the club’s record post-war goalscorer, has scored six Premier League goals so far this season, and reached 100 goals for Brighton In October. Murray began his career in non-league football and spent years ...

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Ashley Young offered contract extension

Manchester United have opened talks with Ashley Young about rewarding him with a one-year contract extension. The 33-year old is one of the longest-serving players at Old Trafford since joining the team in 2011, and has recently been filling in as right-back and captain in the continued absence through injury of Antonio Valencia.  He is out of contract next June, ...

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Daniel Sturridge charged with betting infringements

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged by the FA with breaching their rules on betting. According to an FA enquiry the 29-year old is alleged to have infringed one rule relating to betting on football, and another regarding matters relating to football. Whilst it is not fully clear what his offences were, it is believed to be related to ...

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Conte decision to cost Chelsea £11 million

Antonio Conte has announced plans to wait until the end of the season before taking another job in football – a decision that is set to cost his former club Chelsea £11 million. The Italian was heavily linked with the vacant Real Madrid job, but he was reportedly not offered the job because of a dressing-room rebellion, led by club ...

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Arsenal considering swap deal for Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal are considering a swap deal in January which could see Aaron Ramsey move to Roma with forward Patrik Schick moving the other way. Previously the new Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi had appeared to rule out the club carrying out any transfer business in January, but that was before the injury picked-up by Danny Welbeck in their Europa ...

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Dani Alves wants Premier League move

PSG full-back Dani Alves says that it is impossible he will finish his career without playing in the Premier League. The 35-year old Brazilian has won more major trophies than any active player in the game that has seem play for three of Europe’s biggest clubs, with a star-studded career with Barcelona, and a brief, but successful spell with Juventus ...

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Samir Nasri undergoes West Ham medical

Former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder has undergone a medical ahead of joining the Hammers on a six month loan. Nasri is currently serving an 18-month drugs ban for an intravenous drip that he received whilst on holiday in Los Angeles in 2016 that was found to contravene doping regulations. However, the 31-year old will be able to resume his ...

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EFL wants changes to loan signing rules

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The English Football League has made a formal request to FIFA for the rules on the signings of loan players to be changed. Previously clubs outside the Premier League were able to bring in players on short-term loans – ranging from 28 to 93 days – throughout the season, but that rule was scrapped before the start of 2016 – ...

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