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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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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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Value of Premier League squads revealed

A report published by CIE, the football statistics review group based in Switzerland, has revealed the relative worth of all the present Premier League squads, based on the current market value of all their senior players. The study was compiled by taking data from each of the clubs in the top four leagues in Europe – the Premier League, La ...

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Hudson-Odoi future remains uncertain

Chelsea are hoping that teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi will be ready to make his first-team return once the international break has concluded. The winger is yet to play for the club this season, as he continues his recovery from the Achilles injury he picked up in the home match against Burnley in April. However, much as the club’s supporters will be ...

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European transfer spending reaches £5 billion

The combined amount of money spent by the top 5 leagues in Europe this summer reached a combined total of £5 billion. This unprecedented figure is due to a combination of factors, including new television deals bringing fresh money into the game, and squad overhauls at some of the biggest clubs following changes in manager. The Premier League’s share of ...

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Bayer Leverkusen interested in Dejan Lovren

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Bayer Leverkusen could be ready to offer Dejan Lovren a way out of Liverpool. The 30-year old Croat, who has fallen down the pecking order at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp, had been linked with a  move to Italy and Serie A club Roma. However, they were deterred by his £1 million signing-on fee, and the deal ultimately collapsed, leading to ...

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Liverpool set for Coutinho windfall

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Philippe Coutinho’s loan move from Barcelona to Bayern Munich will give Liverpool an immediate and substantial financial windfall. The former Liverpool star is on the verge of swapping the Nou Camp for the Allianz Arena, with the German champions confirming that a deal had been agreed. Coutinho will join Bayern on loan with an option to buy, and Liverpool are ...

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Sancho news puts United on alert

The news that Jadon Sancho is likely to leave Borussia Dortmund next summer has put elite clubs across Europe on high alert, with Manchester United and neighbours City likely to join the bidding war for the teenager who is likely to cost in excess of £100 million. The 19-year old has been a sensation since arriving at the Bundesliga side ...

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Arsenal teenager faces choice of loan options

Arsenal teenager Emile Smith-Rowe will be allowed to leave the club on loan again this summer, but he is faced with a choice of clubs who want to sign him. The 18-year old is regarded as a rising star by Arsenal, and is tipped to have a big future at the club. However, they believe that a loan spell is ...

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Tottenham closing in on Sessegnon

Spurs are on the brink of beating off competition from Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund to land long-term target Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham. The North Londoners have long been linked with a  move for the 19 year old, who is keen to leave Fulham after they were relegated back to the Championship at the end of last season. The one ...

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