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Aston Villa to present ‘formal offer’ for player – One in, one out as Monchi tells agent to find new club

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The Catalan media today shares some strong claims about Aston Villa’s interest in Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo. Sport writes that Unai Emery and Monchi both want the centre-back signed, and in a recent visit to the La Liga giants side,…

Manchester United and Chelsea have started ‘loose talks’ for manager – Initial steps said to have started

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Regardless of all the movements around Thomas Tuchel lately, Manchester United and Chelsea are still named as the options for him this summer. The manager has already rejected the chance to stay at Bayern Munich for another year, and as he…

Club preparing bid for Chelsea player – Talks taking place despite preparations for Champions League final

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Chelsea should soon receive an official bid from Borussia Dortmund for the permanent transfer of Ian Maatsen, the German media says. The 22-year-old, who has had a short spell at the Bundesliga side, seems to have convinced them that he’s…

Southampton ‘could make offer’ – Saints look well placed in race, especially with promotion

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Souhtampton are interested in FC Nantes youngster Stredair Appuah, according to claims from France today. L’Equipe features a story highlighting the talents from the French side’s Youth League team, which got to the semifinals this season.…

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Drama with De Zerbi – Claim club have paid reduced €5m clause to Brighton

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The drama around Roberto De Zerbi and his Brighton & Hove Albion exit has just been nudged up a gear in Italy. After the Premier League club and manager announced they’re parting ways after two seasons together, the manager told the media…

“We will do everything” – Club trying every route to sign Norwich City player, he very much wants the move

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On loan from Norwich City, Christos Tzolis is having a great season in Germany. The winger managed to prove himself in a spell at Fortuna Düsseldorf, with 24 goals and eight assists in 35 appearances for the club, and is now playing the…

“Bit sad how it ended” – Arsenal player on pride and responding to fan ‘euphoria’ when West Ham scored

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Following Arsenal’s win over Everton on Sunday, Gunners’ star Gabriel Martinelli spoke to the Brazilian media about the emotions surrounding that match. Mikel Arteta’s side depended on Manchester City’s result to possibly win the league…

From Netherlands: Liverpool set to make managerial announcement today

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Sunday saw Liverpool, and specifically Anfield, say goodbye to Jurgen Klopp. It was an emotional occasion for all involved, and Klopp’s words afterwards made it clear the manager has been left exhausted by his time with the Reds. Klopp…

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Nottingham Forest player reveals many summer offers – Turning all of them down

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With the end of Nottingham Forest’s season, Reds’ centre-back Felipe is now officially retired. The 35-year-old wasn’t given a chance to have a farewell match, but still sounds pretty satisfied with the end of his career. Felipe gave Globo…

Player returning to Leeds United – Sent home with a sign making goodbyes clear

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Leeds United have multiple open transfer situations with players they sent out on loan for the current campaign. Following relegation to the Championship, it quickly became clear Victor Orta had been keen on clauses which allowed players…

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“We have a sealed bid” – Club president goes public with Watford’s deal for midfielder

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Following the many stories from the Colombian media saying Watford are about to sign Elan Ricardo from Equidad, we now get to see a confirmation from his current club. Club president Carlos Mario Zuluaga has been interviewed by Caracol…

Club president flying to Europe as West Ham stand as ‘favourites’ to sign 19-year-old

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As West Ham United continue to lead the race for Corinthians youngster Wesley, it seems we could have some fresh developments in the negotiations soon. Globo Esporte today writes that Augusto Melo, president of the Brazilian club, is set…

Chelsea can complete big signing in the ‘coming days’ – Club just waiting for final bid

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This could be a decisive week for Chelsea to conclude the signing of Estêvão from Palmeiras, according to claims from Brazil. Globo Esporte writes that the South American club are expected to close the deal with the Blues in the ‘coming…

“I made bad decisions” – Player says he’s ‘rushed’ Sunderland exit, now set to return after disaster move

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Back in January, Jewison Bennette left Sunderland to join Greek side Aris Saloniki on a loan deal. That turned out to be a big mistake for him, as despite a couple of appearances in February, he ended up never playing there again. Bennette…

Liverpool said to have appeared from nowhere for midfielder – Would be hugely fortunate move for him

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The Turkish media today shares some surprising news on the future of Orkun Kökçü. According to Fotospor, Liverpool now stand as new candidates to sign the midfielder from Benfica this summer. Recent reports from the player’s home country…

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“European club I want to play for” – Rising attacker wants to sign for Manchester United and move to Europe

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Manchester United may be about to finish another disappointing season, but the club’s old glories still seem enough to draw the admiration from many football players. Senegalese outlet Senego today features a story about Paul Valére…

Club make contact to sign Crystal Palace player – May be an ‘unknown name’ for fans, but director clearly a huge fan

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Last Tuesday, L’Equipe reported Napoli have held concrete talks with Crystal Palace star Jean-Philippe Mateta. The striker finished the season with 19 goals and five assists and managed 13 goals and an assist from 13 games since the Eagles…

Aston Villa player will accept pay-cut to secure transfer – Keen to sacrifice some money to help move

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While Vasco da Gama slowly advance to sign Philippe Coutinho from Aston Villa, the Brazilian media has been sharing some very interesting updates on the situation. UOL today writes that the player is accepting a salary cut to join his…

From Italy: “Consistency and ideals” behind De Zerbi’s Brighton exit – Disagree with long term vision

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The announcement of Roberto De Zerbi’s departure from Brighton & Hove Albion continues to get big coverage in the Italian media, and even though many outlets focus on asking where he’ll work next, some wonder why he ended up leaving the…

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Player says Chelsea have told him they’re still interested – “Really wanted” him during January, and remain keen

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Feyenoord’s Quilindschy Hartman has revealed that Chelsea showed serious interest in him in the winter market. The left-back was a guest on ESPN NL’s Goedemorgen Eredivisie, where he gave an insight into the approach made by the Blues, and…

Erling Haaland’s friend says they talk about playing for same club team – Manchester City may a little too lofty an aim

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Norwegian forward Erik Botheim was has told Sportbladet that he’s chatted with Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, a close friend, over the possibility playing together for the same club. Botheim, 24, arrived at Swedish side Malmö FF at the…

Tottenham watching 24 year-old – Club could ‘guarantee’ €100m ‘jackpot’ but feels ambitious

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With the 2023/24 Portuguese League now over, it’s time for the transfer rumours which have been building up for months to turn into real moves in the market. Newspaper Jornal de Notícias today features a story on some of the local players…

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“He will be very welcome” – Manager keen for club to sign Aston Villa player, looks like deal will be done

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Aston Villa will be keen to remove some players from their squad early this summer so they can have more clarity over Unai Emery’s budget for the upcoming transfer window. With wages and transfer payments counting towards financial…

Player given “greater than 50%” chance of move to Liverpool talks about future – Positive news for Reds and others

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When it first became obvious that Arne Slot would be leaving Feyenoord this summer and moving to Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp’s replacement, the Dutch and UK media started to link multiple players with a switch from Rotterdam to Merseyside.…

“This is the first step” – Club confirm start of relationship with Wolves, will see transfers between the two

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Swedish side IFK Norrköping have confirmed that Wolverhampton Wanderers youngsters Keto Diyawa and James Storer are set to arriver. In a statement issued on IFK Norrköping’s official website, they say the Wolves young duo will train with…

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Insistence West Ham have ‘strong interest’ in signing – Player and club want move, Hammers ‘intend to take advantage’

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West Ham United will battle it out with other clubs for Red Bull Salzburg’s Oumar Solet, according to Foot Mercato. The centre-back struggled with two different injuries in the first half of the season but has still managed to clock in…

Aston Villa looking for ‘strategic alliance’ with La Liga club – Identify side, currently 11th in league

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Efforts to curb the growth of multi-club models haven’t really worked and given the advantages those systems bring, it is no surprise that a growing number of ambitious football clubs are looking to build their own version of it. Aston…

Effort for De Zerbi now on cards – Not having to pay €15m to Brighton seen as key

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Last week, Fabio Capello spoke to the Italian media and said he didn’t quite understand the level of hype around Roberto De Zerbi. Capello, who won multiple Serie A and La Liga titles during a trophy-laden managerial career, explained the…

Insistence club waiting for Crystal Palace offer – Keen to sell player to fund another deal

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Juventus’ Matias Soulé has been on loan at Frosinone this season and his fine displays have caught Crystal Palace’s attention. He’s managed 11 goals and three assists from 38 games. Last month, we covered claims from Italy that the Eagles…

‘Interest from England’ – Efforts ongoing to stop ‘top club’ Arsenal from signing, club would be forced to give up on condition

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Benjamin Šeško’s impressive debut season at RB Leipzig has caught the attention of Arsenal and a few other clubs. The striker has managed 18 goals and two assists from 42 games, and this has resulted in ‘interest from England and Italy’.…