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Path clearing for Arsenal to get player – Big rivals are now backing away, so Gunners have easier route

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Arsenal may have been handed a clearer route to sign Martin Zubimendi from Real Sociedad this summer, with Bayern Munich yet to make their interest ‘concrete’. That’s according to journalist Florian Plettenberg, who says Bayern are not as…

“Dangerous everywhere” – Football icon hails Manchester City star, not joining in with critics

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Dutch icon Marco van Basten has moved to defend Manchester City star Erling Haaland, insisting he’s nowhere near as bad as the recent criticism would have you believe. The legendary striker has been speaking to Ziggo Sport, where he…

Defender reveals offers from Tottenham and Aston Villa – ‘Dream’ move collapsed due to injury

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Christian Luyindama has revealed that he was disappointed after moves to Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa collapsed. The DR Congo international has been without a club since leaving Galatasaray last December and Fotospor state he was…

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Director credits sales to Chelsea and Aston Villa as key to historic success – No regrets whatsoever

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Bayer Leverkusen’s title success this season was built on the sales of Kai Havertz to Chelsea and Moussa Diaby to Aston Villa. That’s according to their sporting director Simon Rolfes, who has insisted the two deals with Chelsea and Aston…

Newcastle and Arsenal in picture for 21-goal star – Player tells coach he wants PL move

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Newcastle United and Arsenal are among the clubs chasing Royale Union Saint-Gilloise star Mohamed Amoura, according to La Gazette du Fennec. The striker has starred in his debut season for the Jupiler Pro League side, scoring 21 goals and…

Manchester City and Real Madrid with same complaint after Monday announcement – Bad history leads to worry

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When Italian referee Daniele Orsato was announced as the official for Manchester City’s clash with Real Madrid this week, it elicited a groan from both clubs. That’s according to Estadio Deportivo anyway, who say he is ‘the referee that…

Giovanni van Bronckhorst backs his Rangers staff member for new job – Very impressed by Ibrox work

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Giovanni van Bronckhorst has backed his Rangers staff member Dave Vos to be a success at Ajax, should he join them in the summer. The former Rangers boss has been speaking to ESPN about Vos’ potential move up the ranks at Ajax and backed…

Defender sits on the fence as he’s asked about Crystal Palace and Fulham – Summer move very possible

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Fulham and Crystal Palace are said to be keen on signing Union Berlin’s Danilho Doekhi in the summer. This was reported in the UK and has now reached the German media, in particular Bild. Following claims of interest from both Fulham and…

With Manchester United keen on signing, agent could take advantage of Red Devils offer

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Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot has been linked with a move to Manchester United in the last few summer windows and the Italian media continue to link him to the Red Devils for the next window. The midfielder’s deal at Juventus expires in June and…

Director blames West Ham for player’s recent form – Not the only one, situation needs sorting

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Andy Irving’s disappointing loan spell at SK Austria Klagenfurt is partly West Ham United’s fault, with a failure to outline his future clearly causing problems. That’s according to Klagenfurt managing director Günther Gorenzel, who has…

Monchi flying with ‘euphoria’ – ‘Super happy’ and tells Spanish media his Aston Villa plans

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Aston Villa have improved their chances of securing a place in the Champions League by sealing a 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday. A day later, Aston Villa managing director Monchi made a trip to Spain to take part in Feria…

Club want to put ‘ridiculous offer’ on the table for Tottenham player – Confidence they can take advantage

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Three days ago, Estadio Deportivo reported Giovani Lo Celso isn’t pleased with his limited game time under Ange Postecoglou and plans to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer. It was also stated he’s been in contact with his former club,…

Leeds United insisting on ‘double digit million sum’ for player – Club say publicly that’s too high

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Borussia Mönchengladbach are keen on retaining Maximilian Wöber, after signing him on loan from Leeds United last summer. On Monday, the defender said he hasn’t been approached yet by either the German club or the Whites. Gladbach sporting…

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‘Decisive day’ for Chelsea player – Surgery could sideline him for several weeks

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Today is a ‘decisive day’ for Chelsea star Enzo Fernandez, according to reports from Argentina. Directv Sports writes there’ll be a meeting between doctors from the Blues and from the national team. There, they’ll decide whether the…

Fulham man makes feelings clear on potential rule change – Seems to be siding with the majority

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Fulham striker Raúl Jiménez has urged football’s lawmakers to fight against temptation to add new rules to the game, like a potential blue card. The Fulham man has been speaking to El Universal about football in general and the subject of…

Newcastle United and Aston Villa players in European Team of the Week – Up there with the best

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Newcastle United’s Fabian Schär and Aston Villa star Ollie Watkins have both made it to Gazzetta dello Sport’s European Team of the Week. Aston Villa secured a 2-0 victory over Arsenal on Sunday, a day after Newcastle sealed a comfortable…

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Manchester City ‘doing everything’ in their power to lower price for signing – Pep’s side agree deal with player

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Last summer, Manchester City looked at Lucas Paquetá but decided not to go ahead with the deal due to off field issues with the West Ham United star. The attacking midfielder is back on the Citizens’ agenda and earlier this month, Fichajes…

“There’s nothing” – Manager address Liverpool links after agent’s trip, question asked if this is ‘pure tactics’

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Former Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovač will not end up at Liverpool in the summer. That’s according to the Croatian himself, and appearing as a guest on Servus TV’s Sport und Talk im Hangar 7, he dismissed recent reports linking him with…

Rival worried about competition from Tottenham for free signing – Spurs could have easy route to take PL player

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Tottenham Hotspur could be an option for Manchester United’s Anthony Martial in the summer. The 28-year-old’s deal lasts until June and has an option for another year. Recent claims in the UK have stated the Red Devils aren’t willing to…

Aston Villa ‘likely to invest’ – Player suits PL side’s ‘needs’, fee won’t exceed €25m

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Last week, Gazzetta dello Sport reported Aston Villa have to wait until Inter Milan win the title for them to know their chances of securing Denzel Dumfries’s services in the summer. The right-back’s deal lasts until 2025 and it was stated…

Barcelona legend Carles Puyol impressed by criticised Chelsea player – Has talent to do ‘important things’ in football

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Barcelona legend Carles Puyol has told El Universo that Chelsea are a ‘great team’ for Moisés Caicedo to continue his development. The Blues fought hard and reportedly invested a base fee of £100m to sign the 22-year-old from Brighton &…

Journalists believe Rangers outcast could be set for busy summer – Several sides may be keen

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Rangers striker Sam Lammers could have his choice of clubs this summer after impressing on loan at FC Utrecht. That’s according to Martijn Krabbendam and Geert-Jan Jakobs, who believe several sides could be keen if he leaves Ibrox on a…

“I can’t say” – Player still unsure why he left Arsenal, was “absolutely happy” with Gunners

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Former Arsenal star Alexander Hleb has admitted that he still doesn’t know why he left the club, even if his move to Barcelona was a step up at the time. The former winger has been speaking to RAN in Germany about his old clubs and his…

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Signing Chelsea player ‘is the board’s priority’ – Already working to pull off big signing

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Fluminense have signing Chelsea defender Thiago Silva as ‘the board’s priority’ for the summer, according to claims from Brazil. Newspaper O Dia today claims that as the centre-back should not renew his contract with the Blues, which…

“Also a dream of mine” – Benfica’s rising star sees Ruben Dias as inspiration, Manchester City move and success the blueprint

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Manchester City star Ruben Dias may be just 26-years-of-age, but it seems he’s already a reference for those who grow up at Benfica. Something nice about the defender is today said by Eagles’ starlet João Neves, who featured in an…

West Ham have issue as player wants CL football – Hammers signing efforts need to ramp up

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As Sporting’s chase for Anderlecht defender Zeno Debast has been a big story in the Portuguese media, West Ham United should probably be interested in what newspaper O Jogo has to say about it today. Lions and Hammers are both said to be…

Agents ‘testing the waters’ with Premier League clubs, despite player flopping at Leeds United

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Weston McKennie’s agents are testing the waters with Premier League clubs this summer, despite the Juventus midfielder flopping while on loan at Leeds United. That’s according to Tuttosport, who say Juventus could decide to put the…

Signing Celtic player seen as ‘great deal’ for club – Going on a double assault, wary of competition

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Celtic youngster Rocco Vata is seen as a ‘great deal’ for Lazio this summer as they move to secure him ahead of the competition. That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who say the 18-year-old is very much a target once he becomes a free…

‘This time he thinks about it’ – Aston Villa make approach for signing and aren’t rejected, player considering move

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Aston Villa have made an approach for Napoli defender Giovanni Di Lorenzo, and not been knocked back like they may have been in the past. That’s according to Il Mattino, who say the defender is now considering a move to the Premier League…

Arsenal now on ‘attack’ for transfer, want to ‘secure signing’ – Groundwork done, now time for action

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Arsenal are now named as the ‘main candidate’ to take Ousmane Diomande away from Sporting this summer. That’s today reported by Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, who feature a story about the Gunners ‘attack’ for the centre-back. It’s said that…