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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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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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Chelsea linked with Nice right-back

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Nice right-back Youcef Atal in January – provided that they are successful in getting their UEFA transfer ban lifted by then. Atal is a 23-year old Algerian international who was part of his country’s successful African Cup of Nations winning squad in the summer. Valued at £35 million, Atal is being lined-up ...

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Spurs still interested in Dybala

Tottenham have not given up their interest in Juventus playmaker Paolo Dybala, and could make another bid to sign the Argentine international in January. However, they are likely to face serious competition from Ligue 1 Champions PSG. Spurs were in talks with Dybala’s representatives over a summer move, but ultimately discussions stalled over his wage demands, and image rights. No ...

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Liverpool tracking Turkish goalkeeper

firmino better than salah

Liverpool are closely monitoring Trabzonspor goalkeeper Uğurcan Çakır, with scouts from the club in the stadium to watch him in action against Fenerbahçe at the weekend. And the 23 year old did not disappoint, producing a fine save to earn his side a point in a one-all draw on Sunday. Çakır made his full international debut for Turkey in a ...

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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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Barcelona’s Neymar decision boost for Tottenham

The breakdown of negotiations between PSG and Barcelona over the potential sale of Brazilian star Neymar back to the Catalan club has boosted Spurs’ hopes of keeping Christian Eriksen beyond the close of the transfer window. The French and Spanish champions have been locked in discussions for weeks about the potential return of the 27 year old Brazilian, but now ...

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Bakayoko set for Monaco return

Tiemoué Bakayoko is set for a return to former club Monaco. The 25-year old only joined Chelsea from the Ligue 1 side two years ago, but endured a torrid time in his first season at Stamford Bridge, and was sent on Serie A side AC Milan. He made 42 appearances for Milan last season but the Rossoneri decided not to ...

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Bakayoko set for Monaco return

Tiemoué Bakayoko is set for a return to former club Monaco. The 25-year old only joined Chelsea from the Ligue 1 side two years ago, but endured a torride time in his first season at Stamford Bridge, and was sent on Serie A side AC Milan. He made 42 appearances for Milan last season but the Rossoneri decided not to ...

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Elneny linked with Bordeaux switch

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has been linked with a move to Ligue 1 side Bordeaux on loan before the European transfer window closes. The 27-year old is out of favour at the Emirates, with manager Unai Emery telling both him and Shkodran Mustafi that it would be better for both of them to find new clubs. He made just five ...

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