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Arsenal favourites to land Brazilian teenage striker

Arsenal have emerged as favourites to sign 17-year old Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli, with the likes of Crystal Palace and Watford also said to be interested. Currently plying his trade in the Brazilian 4th division with Ithuano, he has had previous experience in England. He had two trial periods with Manchester United when Jose Mourinho was manager, and also trained ...

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David Luiz set to sign new Chelsea deal

Centre-back David Luiz is set to sign a new deal with Chelsea. That is according to The Evening Standard who report that, after months of negotiations, the 31-year old is ready to sign a contract extension, although the length of the new deal is yet to be revealed. Luiz wanted two years, whilst Chelsea have a policy of only offering ...

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West Ham face renewal of Arnautuvic transfer saga

West Ham are potentially facing another drawn-out drama involving Austrian striker Marco Arnautuvic and his desire to move away from the club. The on-again, off-again saga involving Arnautuvic and a move to the Chinese Super League was a continuous narrative throughout the January window, with the forward on the verge of leaving at one stage, going so far as to ...

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Declan Rice named Irish young player of the year

West Ham’s Declan Rice has been named the Irish Young Player of the Year. The choice is a controversial one as Rice has recently switched his international allegiance to England, and is expected to be named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the forthcoming European Championship qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro. However, as the voting took place before he ...

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United trigger Pereira contract extension

Manchester United have triggered a one year extension to the contract of midfielder Andreas Pereira. The 23-year old Brazilian was out of contract in the summer, but now United have followed their usual procedure of triggering the extension whilst they work on a longer-term deal. He is the latest United player whose career at the club has experienced an upturn ...

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Borussia Dortmund join Tierney chase

Borussia Dortmund are the latest side to be linked with a  move for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney. The 21-year old who has been named Scottish Young player of the year has been closely linked with Leicester over the past week, after his former manager Brendan Rodgers moved south of the border to take up the helm at the East Midlands ...

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American midfielder leaves Arsenal for MLS side

American midfielder Gedion Zelalem has left Arsenal to sign for MLS side Sporting Kansas City. The news was confirmed on Monday, and brings down the curtain on an Arsenal career that promised much but was thwarted by injury. Born in Germany in 1997, Zelalem and his family moved to the United States where he was spotted playing in youth tournaments. ...

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United refuse to bow to De Gea contract demands

Manchester United are refusing to bow to goalkeeper David de Gea, amidst ongoing concerns about his form. The Old Trafford club have been trying to convince the 28-year old to sign a new long-term contract with them, and are prepared to pay him £350,000 a week, which would make him the best paid goalkeeper in the world.  However, he has ...

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Hazard transfer moves closer after Zidane reappointed

The likelihood of Eden Hazard moving to Real Madrid in the summer has increased following the reappointment of Zinedine Zidane on Monday as their manager. It was confirmed on Monday that Zidane was taking over as manager again, just 9 months after he walked out on them after securing their third Champions League triumph in a row last June. As ...

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Alexis Sanchez to turn down transfer away from United

Alexis Sanchez has no intention of leaving Manchester United this summer, even if the club wants to sell him. The 30-year old Chilean international has been a major flop at United, since arriving from Arsenal last January, scoring just three goals in 29 appearances, whilst pocketing close to £500,000 a week in wages. There have been reports linking him with ...

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