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City set to miss out on main transfer target

Manchester City have been dealt a blow with the news that their main transfer target, Ajax midfielder, Frenkie de Jong, is set to join PSG. A host of Europe’s top clubs have been trailing the 21-year old, who has been dubbed as the “next Johann Cruyff”, with Juventus also heavily interested in the Dutch international, but with Ajax setting his ...

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Petr Cech set for new role with Chelsea

Petr Cech is set to be offered a permanent role by Chelsea, either as a coach or ambassador, after he announced his intention to retire from football at the end of the season. Cech, currently with Arsenal, announced on Monday that he would be hanging up his gloves at the end of the season after a 20-year playing career, but, ...

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Cardiff closing on deal for Argentine striker

Cardiff City are close to agreeing a deal to sign 28-year old Argentine striker Emiliano Sala from French club Nantes. That is according to Sky Sports who report that a fee of £18 million is being discussed for the forward, which would break Cardiff’s current transfer record. Cardiff are currently in 17th place in the Premier League, one place and ...

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Arsenal may lose transfer guru in January

Arsenal may lose their head of recruitment Sven Mislintat to Bayern Munich before the end of the month. Mislintat’s capture by the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund was regarded as a major coup by former Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis but, after barely a year in the job, he may be set to leave. That is following reports of disharmony behind the ...

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Ranieri eyes reunion with former player

Claudio Ranieri has been linked with a move for Leicester right-back Danny Simpson. That is according to The Daily Mirror who note that the former Manchester United trainee is out of contract with Leicester at the end of the season, and the club are yet to offer him a new deal. The 32-year old played under the Italian during his ...

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West Ham reject bid for midfielder

West Ham have turned down a bid from Fiorentina for midfielder Pedro Obiang. That is according to Sky Sports who report that the Hammers have rejected a bid for the midfielder of €10 million (£8.9 million) for the midfielder. The Spanish-born player, who plays his international football for Equatorial Guinea, joined West Ham from Sampdoria in June 2015, and has ...

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Sam Allardyce favourite for Huddersfield job

Sam Allardyce has been installed as the early favourite to take over the vacant job at Huddersfield Town following the departure of manager David Wagner on Monday. The 47-year old German had been in charge at The John Smith Stadium since November 2015, and led them, via the play-offs, to promotion to the Premier League in his first season. He ...

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Shinji Okazaki eyes Leicester City exit

Japanese international Shinji Okazaki wants to leave Leicester in the current transfer window because of a lack of game time under manager Claude Puel.  That is according to Sky Sports who quote an interview that Okazaki gave recently to Japanese media saying “”I can’t feel satisfied as a player. After three-and-a-half years, maybe it’s time to move on. “I have ...

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Alvaro Morata in talks with Atlético Madrid

Atlético Madrid have emerged as front runners to sign Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata. The former Real Madrid striker has been linked with a move back to Spain just 18 months after joining Chelsea for a record transfer fee of £60 million. However, he has failed to settle in London and in the Premier League, finding the net just seven times ...

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City not planning any January transfers

Manchester City are not planning on making any signings in the January window. That is according to BT Sport who report that manager Pep Guardiola is adamant that there will be no new arrivals at The Etihad this month. The Spaniard said ““If you have no injuries and you are satisfied, as in our case, with the squad we have, ...

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