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Swiss star Xherdan Shaqiri wants to stay at Liverpool.

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The 27-year old match the switch to Liverpool from Stoke City last summer in a £13.5 million deal but had to be content with a squad position last season, making 24 Premier League appearances, many of them from the substitutes’ bench. He was also an unused sub in the club’s Champions League triumph over Tottenham on Saturday night in Madrid. ...

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FFP Requirements may scupper Lukaku move

Romelu Lukaku’s proposed move to Inter Milan could be at risk because of the requirements of the Italian club to comply with FFP (Financial Fair Play). New Inter manager Antonio Conté wants Lukaku, who has been told he can leave Manchester United this summer, to spearhead his attack next season, but a major snag has now arisen which could derail ...

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Villa told to forget interest in Tuanzebe

Aston Villa have been told by Manchester United to forget any plans that they might have to sign Axel Tuanzebe on a permanent basis. The England under-21 international initially joined Villa on loan in January 2018, but injuries restricted him to just five appearances, before he re-signed for Villa in another loan move for last season. That proved altogether more ...

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Real to offer three players in exchange for Pogba

Real Madrid are prepared to offer Manchester United three players in exchange for the chance to sign Paul Pogba. That is according to The Daily Mail who report that United could be offered Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Isco in exchange for the United midfielder. Whilst Eden Hazard is regarded as the main transfer target for the Spanish giants, they ...

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Arsenal make contact with Spanish striker

Arsenal are reported to have made contact with Youssef En-Nesyri, a Moroccan international striker currently playing with Leganés in La Liga. The 22-year old scored 11 goals in 34 League games last season for the Madrid-based club, helping them to a 13th place La Liga finish. Press reports suggest that En-Nesyri, who transferred to Leganés from Malaga last summer, is ...

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Emery ready to sell Ozil

Unai Emery is ready to sell Mesut Ozil in a bid to reduce the club’s wage bill. Ozil signed a five year contract last January for a salary of £350,000 a week which has become an issue for the club which is trying to overhaul its squad on a limited budget. Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck are all ...

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Liverpool and City set to battle for Fekir

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Premier League heavyweights are set to battle to sign Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir. The French international was on the verge of joining Liverpool last summer, but the deal collapsed at the last minute due to medical concerns, and he stayed with the Ligue 1 side for a further season. However, he is now set to leave the club this summer, ...

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Liverpool owners not ready to sell the club

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The current owners of Liverpool,  Fenway Sports Group (FSG) have stated that they have no intention of selling the club. The US Sports Company bought Liverpool in 2010 from George Gillett and Tom Hicks, and have since seen the value of their investment rocket, as the club has begun to compete for top honours under the stewardship of Jurgen Klopp. ...

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Sarri decides he wants to return to Italy

For her part Granovskaia has indicated she will discuss the matter with the club’s owner Roman Abramovich. Maurizio Sarri has informed Chelsea that he wants to return to Italy with Juventus. That is following a meeting on Friday with the club’s Managing Director Marina Granovskaia, in which he informed her of his decision, citing both family reasons as well as ...

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Villa considering Cahill move

Newly promoted Aston Villa are considering a move for Chelsea defender Gary Cahill. That is according to The Sun who report that Villa need defensive replacements because last season’s centre-back pairing of Tyrone Mears and Axel Tuanzebe are due to go back to their parent clubs of Bournemouth and Manchester United, and there are no guarantees that they can be ...

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