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Arsenal set to complete first summer deal

Arsenal are set to complete their first summer signing in the form of German goalkeeper Markus Schubert. The 21-year old Dynamo Dresden keeper is available on a free transfer because he is out of contract with his club, which makes him very attractive to Arsenal whose transfer funds this summer are severely limited following the club’s failure to secure Champions ...

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Liverpool no longer interested in Fekir

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Despite stories to the contrary emanating from France, Liverpool are no longer interested in signing Lyon play-maker Nabil Fekir. The 25-year old French international was so close to joining Liverpool last summer in a transfer deal worth £53 million that he was pictured in a Liverpool shirt, and conducted interviews for the club’s social media channels. However, the deal collapsed ...

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Dejan Lovren linked with move to AC Milan

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Dejan Lovren is a potential target for AC Milan. That is according to Sky Sports who report that, whilst they have yet to make a serious offer, they consider Lovren a top target, and are likely to make a bid for him when, as expected, current Sampdoria manager, Marco Giampaolo, is confirmed as the man to succeed Gennaro Gattuso as ...

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Chelsea will not exercise Kovacic option

Chelsea will not exercise their option to buy Croatian midfielder Matteo Kovacic, and he is set to return to his parent club Real Madrid. They, in turn, do not want him, and he is likely to be sold to Inter Milan, now ironically enough, managed by ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conté. Kovacic arrived on a season-long loan at Stamford Bridge last ...

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Spurs pursuit of Lyon midfielder complicated by price tag

Tottenham have opened talks with Lyon about the potential transfer of midfielder Tanguy Ndombélé. However, a major sticking point is the price, with the clubs currently poles apart when it comes to the valuation of the 22-year old French international. Lyon’s president Jean-Michel Aulas, values the player at £67 million (€75 million), whilst Spurs are believed to have offered €50 ...

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United identify alternative to Wan-Bissaka

Manchester United have identified Norwich City defender Max Aarons as an alternative if they are unsuccessful in their pursuit of Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. United have already had one bid turned down for Wan-Bissaka, rumoured to be anywhere between £35 million and £40 million, and are reported to be on the verge of going back to the South London ...

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Oxlade-Chamberlain set to sign new deal

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Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to sign a new deal at Liverpool. His current deal, worth £120,000 runs out in 2022, but he is now set to sign a contract extension for a further year. It is a major show of faith in the 25-year old by Jurgen Klopp  who missed almost an entire year after being sidelined by ...

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Ferdinand open to United role

Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he is open to the idea pf becoming technical director at Manchester United. New manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has indicated he is willing to work alongside a Technical Director, and Ferdinand, and former United team mate Darren Fletcher, have both had discussions with club officials about the role.  The news comes as Ferdinand has just ...

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Oblak considering United move

Jan Oblak wants to leave Atlético Madrid, and is considering joining Manchester United. The Slovenian international is also wanted by PSG, who are looking for a replacement for the departed Gianluigi Buffon, but favours a move to United, the club he supported as a boy, despite the fact that they are not involved in the Champions League next season. The ...

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Carrasco odds-on to join Arsenal

Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco is odds-on favourite to join Arsenal. That is according to the bookmakers who have him 1/10 on to become Unai Emery’s first signing of the summer. The former Atlético Madrid and Monaco winger is currently playing in China for Dalian Yifang, the club that he joined in a surprise move in February last year. However, he ...

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