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Italian clubs queuing up for Matić

A trio of Italian clubs – Juventus, Inter and AC Milan – are interested in signing Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matić. The 31-year old Serbian international is out of contract at Old Trafford next summer, and, although the club have the option of another year, it is by no means certain that they will choose to exercise it. Matić appears ...

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United eye Italian midfielder

Manchester United sent scouts to Italy over the weekend to run the rule over Brescia teenage midfielder Sandro Tonali. And they were not alone. Sat alongside them in the stands were representatives from both Ajax and Borussia Dortmund, keen to watch the player who has been dubbed, by some sections of the media, as the next Andrea Pirlo. The Italy ...

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Spanish giants eye van Dijk

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Both Barcelona and Real Madrid are prepared to break the bank to sign Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. The Dutch international captain joined the Anfield side from Southampton for £75 million in January 2018, and has since established himself as one of the finest defenders in Europe, helping his side win the Champions League last season and come within a ...

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De Gea finally signs new deal

David de Gea has finally signed a new contract with Manchester United, ending months of furious speculation about his future. The 28 year old had been in discussion about renewing his deal at United for over a year, and, with the Spaniard potentially a free agent at the end of the season, he had been linked with a series of ...

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Top European clubs monitoring Spurs’ teenage striker

A host of European clubs, including Juventus, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Real Madrid are monitoring the progress of Tottenham’s teenage striker, Troy Parrott. Already drawing comparisons with another Irish striker, Robbie Keane, centre-forward Parrott was born and raised in Dublin, and joined the Spurs academy system in 2017. Last season he burst onto the youth scene with 12 goals ...

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Wenger set for new role

Former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger is set to be appointed as FIFA’s new Technical Director. The 69-year old Frenchman has been without a full-time job since departing the Emirates last June, having taken the intervening time to recharge his batteries, and enjoy a range of other activities outside football for the first time in many years. Despite that, in a ...

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Moses unlikely to make Fener move permanent

Chelsea loanee Victor Moses is highly unlikely to make his move to Turkish side Fenerbahçe into a permanent arrangement, despite the Super Lig side having an option to buy him. The retired Nigerian international joined the Istanbul team on an 18 month loan from Chelsea in January this year, and made a strong contribution in his first campaign with them, ...

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Real and Chelsea have Kanté agreement

Real Madrid and Chelsea have entered into a secret transfer arrangement regarding N’Golo Kant, according to reports. The World Cup winner was backed, at one stage in the summer to follow his former team mate, Eden Hazard to the Bernabeu, and has been high on the wish list of Real manager Zinedine Zidane since he resumed control of the Spanish ...

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Liverpool teenage forward signs new deal

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Paul Glatzel, Liverpool’s highly rated academy forward, has signed a new six year deal with the Anfield club. The 18 year old injured his knee in pre-season training, and is currently undergoing a rehabilitation programme, but has still been given his new contract, just seven months after he signed his first professional deal. Glatzel scored 28 goals for Liverpool’s under-18 ...

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Sarri blocked Costa move

Manchester United missed out on signing one of their main summer transfer targets because former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri blocked the move. United have had a strong interest for some time in signing 28-year old Brazilian winger Douglas Costa from Juventus, and made enquiries about his availability of the player, who was restricted to just 17 appearances in the league ...

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