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Chelsea could face two year transfer ban

Chelsea potentially could be hit with a two year transfer ban for signing players under-18 illegally. That is according to French news outlet Mediapart who report that 14 signings made by the Stamford Bridge club are under investigation by FIFA’s Integrity and Compliance unit. Current FIFA regulations state that clubs are prohibited from signing players aged under 18 from abroad ...

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Ashley in talks to sell Newcastle United

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is in talks to sell the club to a United States consortium. That is according to The Daily Mirror who report that the controversial businessman has flown out to the United States to finalise a deal which could see the club valued at £350 million. The news, if true, will bring cheers to the club’s ...

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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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