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West Ham reject bid for midfielder

West Ham have turned down a bid from Fiorentina for midfielder Pedro Obiang. That is according to Sky Sports who report that the Hammers have rejected a bid for the midfielder of €10 million (£8.9 million) for the midfielder. The Spanish-born player, who plays his international football for Equatorial Guinea, joined West Ham from Sampdoria in June 2015, and has ...

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Everton winger Mirallas ready for Fiorentina loan move

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas is set for a season-long loan move to Serie A side Fiorentina, subject to passing a medical. The 30-year old, who spent the latter part of last season also on loan, this time with Greek champions Olympiacos, is being allowed to move to Italy after failing to impress new Toffees’ boss Marco Silva, reports The Daily ...

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West Ham in advanced talks to sell midfielder

The overhaul of the squad at West Ham is set to continue with the news that three Italian clubs are vying to sign midfielder Pedro Obiang. Italian news outlet Tuttomercatoweb report that the three clubs involved are Sampdoria, Fiorentina and Atlanta, with Sky Sports meanwhile, reporting that Obiang’s former club  Sampdoria are in pole position to sign the 26-year old ...

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Pochettino wanted to sign Davide Astori

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he tried to sign Fiorentina captain, Davide Astori, who tragically passed away last weekend, when he was manager of Southampton, reports The Daily Telegraph. The paper quotes Pochettino who said “I had the possibility to meet him five years ago because it was my idea to sign him when we were at Southampton….he was a great ...

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Crystal Palace close to sealing deal for new £15 million striker

The Guardian reports that Crystal Palace are closing in on the signature of Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar in a £15 million deal. The 24-year old Senegalese striker has scored 4 goals for the Serie A side this season, although his appearances have mainly been off the bench. However, Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is desperate to add to his striking ...

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Football’s Biggest Controversies – Doping

Diego Maradona The 1986 World Cup winner is considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time. The way he led Argentina to the pinnacle of world football in 1986 has very few parallels in any sport. Maradona was blessed with superhuman abilities. His intelligence on the pitch, never say die attitude, and most importantly, his close control ...

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