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Spurs Closing in on £20m Traore deal
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Spurs Closing in on £20m Traore deal

Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on a £20 million deal for Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore. Spurs had a bid of £15m for the Spanish international rejected last week, with Wolves understood to value Traore at £25m. However, there is now the expectation a comprise fee can be reached for the 25-year-old winger, who has been with Wolves since 2018, before Monday's transfer deadline. Traore was on the bench for Saturday's 2-1 win over Brentford but came on for the final 15 minutes and saw a goal ruled out by VAR for offside. He has been a long-time target of Spurs, who were in talks to sign Traore at the end of the summer transfer window.That interest has remained despite the change of head coach from ex-Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo to Antonio Conte. Traore i...
Aston Villa complete £25m Digne transfer from Everton after Chelsea decided against move
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Aston Villa complete £25m Digne transfer from Everton after Chelsea decided against move

The Frenchman has joined Steven Gerrard's ranks at Villa Park after falling out with Toffees head coach Rafael Benitez   Aston Villa have completed a £25 million ($34m) deal to sign Lucas Digne from Everton. Digne spent three-and-a-half years on Everton's books after signing from Barcelona in the summer of 2018, featuring in 127 games across all competitions for the Merseyside outfit. The 28-year-old had been a key player in the squad until a public fallout with head coach Rafael Benitez in December 2021, with Chelsea, who were also initially keen on the Frenchman, deciding against making an official bid.
Arsenal star to leave Emirates as Tottenham takes decision to sell Dele Alli
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Arsenal star to leave Emirates as Tottenham takes decision to sell Dele Alli

Arsenal star, Folarin Balogun will join Middlesbrough on loan for the remainder of the season. Balogun will undergo his Middlesbrough medical on Tuesday. This was disclosed by transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday. He tweeted: “Folarin Balogun joins Middlesbrough on loan from Arsenal, done deal. Balogun will undergo his medical tomorrow and then will be announced as new Boro player. “Arsenal have also accepted final details and clauses. Talks started five days ago and are now completed.” Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur have decided to listen to loan offers for Dele Alli, Sky Sports reports. Tottenham are prepared to let Alli leave Spurs this January transfer window in a bid for him to get a new challenge away from the north London ...
Man Utd willing to offer £500,000-a-week package to convince Pogba
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Man Utd willing to offer £500,000-a-week package to convince Pogba

Manchester United's board remain desperate to keep hold of Paul Pogba.   The midfielder comes off contract at the end of the season. The Sun says United are preparing a gigantic offer in order to persuade him to stay on at the Theatre of Dreams. They report that the club are willing to offer him £400,000-a-week basic salary, with add ons likely to take him to the half-a-million mark. It is thought to be £100,000 more than any offer he is likely to receive on the continent. Pogba is currently allowed to talk to other clubs outside of England on signing a pre-contract, with the 28-year-old's current deal havnig less than six months to run. He has yet to play under interim head coach Ralf Rangnick, having been ruled out with a hamstring injury he picked up on internat...
Andre Onana signs deal with new club as Chelsea battles EPL rivals for £30m left-back
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Andre Onana signs deal with new club as Chelsea battles EPL rivals for £30m left-back

Ajax goalkeeper, Andre Onana has signed a five-year deal with Inter Milan. Onana will join the Serie A champions in July 2022 as a free agent from Ajax. This was disclosed by transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, in a tweet via his Twitter handle last night. “André Onana has signed his contract today as new Inter player after medical tests successfully completed in Milano. Five year deal for €3m guaranteed net salary. He’s gonna join in July 2022 as free agent,” Romano twetted. Meanwhile, Chelsea are in a battle with two Premier League rivals Newcastle United and West Ham United, to sign £30m left-back, Lucas Digne, from Everton, Sky Sports reports. Digne, who is keen to leave Everton, has drawn interest from Chelsea, Newcastle and West Ham in recent days. Chelsea are inter...
Ferran Torres tests positive for Covid-19 just hours after being unveiled by Barcelona after £55m signing from Man.City
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Ferran Torres tests positive for Covid-19 just hours after being unveiled by Barcelona after £55m signing from Man.City

Ferran Torres has tested positive for Covid-19 just hours after being unveiled by Barcelona following a £55m signing from Manchester City. The 21-year-old Spain international has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract, which is understood to be worth an initial £46.7million, and a further £8.5m in potential add-ons. Barca have set a €1billion (£841million) buyout clause into the deal. Torres had hoped to be back in action for the Spanish Super Cup semi-final against Real Madrid on January 12, but his debut could be delayed after the Catalan club announced he had tested positive for Covid-19 along with team-mate Pedri. A Barca statement on Monday evening read: 'Pedri and Ferran Torres have tested positive for Covid-19. The players are in good health and are isolated at home.' ...
USMNT star Pepi completes €18m move to Augsburg from FC Dallas
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USMNT star Pepi completes €18m move to Augsburg from FC Dallas

The teenager has switched to the Bundesliga after months of speculation over his future United States national team (USMNT) star Ricardo Pepi has completed his €18 million (£15m/$20m) move to Augsburg from FC Dallas. Pepi initially signed for Dallas on a homegrown player deal in 2019, and quickly established himself as a key member of the squad while also breaking into the USMNT. The 18-year-old attracted high profile potential suitors across the globe, including Liverpool and Bayern Munich, but Augsburg have won the race for his signature.  
Human muscle cells to be blasted into space in £1.2m project to make humans live longer
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Human muscle cells to be blasted into space in £1.2m project to make humans live longer

Tiny lab grown human muscle cells will be blasted into space in an experiment that could help people to live longer, healthier lives, scientists have said.The project titled MicroAge, is funded by UK Space Agency and will cost £1.2million It will involve the launch of a capsule from Florida to the International Space Station on Wednesday, December 22.Lab-grown human muscle cells the size of a grain of rice have been put into small containers and once they are in space, they will be electrically stimulated to cause contractions in the muscle tissue, and the scientists will look to see what happens.Some of the muscles will be electrically stimulated to take part in ‘exercise’, and others will be exposed to increased amounts of protective heat shock proteins - which scientists at the Unive...
Belgium’s hilarious Christmas photos include Eden Hazard sitting on his brother’s lap
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Belgium’s hilarious Christmas photos include Eden Hazard sitting on his brother’s lap

The Red Devils had a great deal of fun with their holiday cards Bro, bro, bro! Merry Christmas! That's the most aptly named caption to the Belgium men's national team's set of absurd Christmas cards, which include players sitting lovingly in each other's laps to bring in the holiday season. The studio responsible for the pictures was able to convince a star-studded cast to get involved in the fun, with Eden and Thorgan Hazard, Axel Witsel and Kevin De Bruyne among the participants.  
Manchester Utd: Jesse Lingard reveals decision on leaving Rangnick’s men in January
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Manchester Utd: Jesse Lingard reveals decision on leaving Rangnick’s men in January

Manchester United star, Jesse Lingard, has decided to stay at the club in January and fight for his place under interim manager, Ralf Rangnick. Lingard has found himself dropped out of Man United’s starting XI at Old Trafford so far this season, making just eight Premier League appearances, all off the bench. That led to calls for a move away in the forthcoming January transfer window in a bid to get regular football. But according to the Athletic, Lingard, who is out of contract at Man United at the end of the current season, is prepared to see out his deal and stay with the Red Devils next month. The 29-year-old had rejected an offer to extend his contract at Old Trafford in October. The England international has drawn interest from Barcelona and AC Milan i...
I hate men who beat their wives. If a man beats you, call a Soldier – Comedian Efe Warri Boy Advises Women
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I hate men who beat their wives. If a man beats you, call a Soldier – Comedian Efe Warri Boy Advises Women

Comedian Efe Warri Boy has advised women with violent husbands to invite soldiers to help deal with such men. In a post shared on Instagram, Efe expressed his displeasure at men who beat their wives. He said flogging a child of a certain age isn't acceptable let alone beating up a woman. He advised that women who have violent husbands should invite a soldier to deal with them, then afterwards take their leave. See what he posted below
Salah gives Conditions to Sign new Liverpool Contract
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Salah gives Conditions to Sign new Liverpool Contract

Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah, wants assurances about the Premier League club’s plans for the coming years before he signs a new deal. According to Sky Sports, financial terms are not the only issue holding the 29-year-old back from extending his deal with the Reds. While Salah indeed wants more money, he also wants to ensure he will play for a club that challenges for major honours. The Egypt international wants to know that Liverpool will bring in the best players to build a team that will compete for league titles and Champions Leagues. Salah has publicly stated his desire to stay at Liverpool, telling MBC Masr TV: “I said it several times, if the decision is up to me, I want to stay in Liverpool. “But the decision is in the hands of the management and t...
Man United targets Rudiger amid other interests
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Man United targets Rudiger amid other interests

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger could be making a surprising move from Chelsea to bitter rivals, Manchester United, according to The Independent, UK. Man United have made their interest in signing the Chelsea centre-back known. The Germany international, whose contract ends in June, has established himself as a key part of Thomas Tuchel’s defence. But the 28-year-old could leave the club on a free transfer if he fails to agree on a new deal. Although his boss and compatriot, Tuchel is keen on the defender staying at the club, the defender has attracted interest from several clubs across Europe. The Independent reports that Ralf Rangnick and Man United have registered their interest along with Tottenham. However, the report said the German may not want to remain in the...
Liverpool star Salah responds to Barcelona transfer speculation
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Liverpool star Salah responds to Barcelona transfer speculation

The Egypt international has an admirer in new Barca boss Xavi but he would rather remain in the Premier League than head to Camp Nou   Mohamed Salah says he is “happy” to hear that Barcelona want to sign him but insists he would rather stay at Liverpool. Recent reports in Spain claim that new coach Xavi is determined to bring the 29-year-old to Camp Nou as his side look to strengthen their attack. The Egypt international is in talks to sign a contract extension at Anfield, however, with his current deal set to expire in the summer of 2023.
Dries Mertens: I love playing for Napoli; but my contract…
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Dries Mertens: I love playing for Napoli; but my contract…

Dries Mertens has intimated he's willing to consider a new contract with Napoli. The striker's deal runs to June and carries a 12 month option. After scoring in defeat to Atalanta, Mertens said: “I love playing here, everyone knows that. If there is no deal, we'll shake hands and I will thank Napoli for allowing me to play here for so many years. I am honoured to be here. “One day, everything has to end. I hope it will be as far away as possible. We keep signing great players, so I have to leave them space one day, right? “The contract extension option is in favour of Napoli. I hope they will activate it, but we'll see what happens."  
Agent talks contract and Ballon d’Or vote for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho
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Agent talks contract and Ballon d’Or vote for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho

The agent of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho says he's proud of his placing in the Ballon d'Or voting. Jorginho finished third in the vote as PSG star Leo Messi won the gong. “Jorginho finished behind two incredible top players such as Messi and Lewandowski and ahead of Ronaldo, Neymar and many other champions. Surely, he is proud of what he has achieved," Joao Santos told Tuttomercatoweb. On his contract, Santos continued: “Not yet, we have a year and a half left in his contract, and we haven't discussed a new deal yet. "Perhaps, we'll do it in the future."  
Aston Villa boss Gerrard scoffs at press claims over Chukwuemeka contract: Let him play football!
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Aston Villa boss Gerrard scoffs at press claims over Chukwuemeka contract: Let him play football!

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard insists Carney Chukwuemeka's future is yet to be settled. There's been press claims of the England youth international rejecting a new contract offer. But after being trusted for a 30-minute run-out against Manchester City last night, Gerrard was quick to explain how Chukwuemeka's long-term future is at Villa Park. Gerrard told BirminghamLive: "Listen, this is a young kid. I don't think we need the noise from the background. Regarding the contract situation he's got 18 months left. He only signed a deal a year ago so he's not even halfway through that deal yet. We just need the kid to play football, let him evolve and let him grow. "We showed what we think of the kid tonight. We showed the belief and confidence in this level of game which is impo...
Athletic Bilbao sporting director Alkorta insists election won’t influence Maracelino plans
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Athletic Bilbao sporting director Alkorta insists election won’t influence Maracelino plans

Athletic Bilbao sporting director Rafa Alkorta has insisted coach Marcelino's future is tied to the club. Athletic are holding elections this summer and are set to have a new president and board before the start of next season. However, Alkorta insists Marcelino will be offered a new deal, while he is also coming off contract. "We will do what we consider best for the club and if that is to renew him, we will do it," he said, referring to Marcelino. Alkorta added: "I will continue working until June ... and then I don't know what will happen. I will work to the maximum with my entire team with the hope that the day will come and see what happens the next."
‘He has to walk the talk’ – Onus on Christensen to commit to new Chelsea deal, says Tuchel
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‘He has to walk the talk’ – Onus on Christensen to commit to new Chelsea deal, says Tuchel

The Blues boss says he has no good news yet when it comes to the defender's contract talks   Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says it is on Andreas Christensen to "walk the talk" and commit his future to the club with a new contract. The Blues offered Christensen a new four-year deal with a significant pay raise in August, but the two sides have been at a standoff since as the defender has not yet signed a new contract. Tuchel says there is no imminent good news and contract talks are now all up to Christensen.
Manchester Utd reach agreement with Ralf Rangnick to become next manager
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Manchester Utd reach agreement with Ralf Rangnick to become next manager

Manchester United have finally reached an agreement with Ralf Rangnick, a former RB Leipzig head coach, to become interim manager until the end of the season, The Athletic reports. Rangnick agreed to a six-month deal with Man United, meaning he will be in the Red Devil’s dugout until the end of the 2021/22 season, when he will have a further two years in a consultancy role. The 63-year-old will leave his position as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take up the role. However, work permit reasons mean he will be unable to take charge in time for Man United’s Premier League game against Chelsea on Sunday. Rangnick was among a number of candidates Man United recently interviewed for the managerial role following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last weeken...
IPOB Threatens To Deal With Distributors, Consumers of Mkpuru Mmiri In South East
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IPOB Threatens To Deal With Distributors, Consumers of Mkpuru Mmiri In South East

Distributors and consumers of Mkpuru Nmiri illicit drugs have been warned to desist from such act by the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. The proscribed group said on Tuesday that it would deal with people selling and taking Mkpuru Mmiri in the region. The group made this known in a statement signed by the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful and forwarded to DAILY POST on Tuesday. The statement reads in part: “We note with utter displeasure, a very ugly and disturbing trend among some youths in Biafra land who have resorted to the consumption of a destructive hard drug methamphetamine popularly known as ” Mkpuru Mmiri. This development is very strange and completely unacceptable. “It is this same hard drug that renders Almajiris in t...
PSG in contact with brother of Chelsea defender Toni Rudiger
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PSG in contact with brother of Chelsea defender Toni Rudiger

PSG are getting serious about a Bosman move for Chelsea defender Toni Rudiger. Foot Mercato says PSG officials have met with Rudiger's brother and agent Sahr Senesie in recent days. PSG made an attempt for Rudiger last January, but the Germany international resisted the approach to commit to the Blues. The Parisians are now trying again with the aim of signing Rudiger next summer when he comes off contract. PSG are speaking with Senesie about including a massive signing on bonus as part of the deal.
Ellis Simms happy signing new Everton contract
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Ellis Simms happy signing new Everton contract

Ellis Simms has signed a new three-year contract with Everton. The 20-year-old's previous deal was due to run out at the end of the season. He is now committed to June 2024. Simms, who spent the second-half of last season on loan with Blackpool in League One, said: “Everton is a massive club and I love it here. “From Under-16s level to now, the Club has helped me grow as a person and as a player. “The support the Club has given me has been fantastic and I'm very grateful to sign this new deal. “Last season at Blackpool I learned a lot in a short space of time by coming up against different styles of play. It's helped me become a better player. “It gave me that taste of playing men's football and now I am eager and ready to kick on and play at the highest level I can." ...
Man City, Anderlecht eyeing Southampton prospect Kegs Chauke
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Man City, Anderlecht eyeing Southampton prospect Kegs Chauke

Southampton prospect Kegs Chauke is attracting interest from across Europe. The England under-18 international, also eligible for South Africa, is out of contract at the end of the season and yet to commit to a new deal. TalkSPORT says Manchester City are among German side Borussia Monchengladbach and Belgian outfit Anderlecht who are watching the youngster. Chauke, who turns 19 in January, was plucked by Saints from non-league Thatcham Town and signed his first professional contract in January last year. It is expected that compensation to move abroad would be low and not see Saints profit particularly well.  
Sevilla president Castro has message for Chelsea, Man Utd over Kounde push
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Sevilla president Castro has message for Chelsea, Man Utd over Kounde push

Sevilla president Jose Castro insists Jules Kounde will only be sold for the right price. The France international has been regularly linked with Chelsea and Manchester United in the past and supposedly remains a target for both clubs. Chelsea are said to have been reluctant to trigger Kounde's £68m release clause in the summer transfer window, with Sevilla refusing to negotiate. Kounde still has two-and-a-half years to run on his deal at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, where he has spent three seasons, and the La Liga side are remaining firm on their stance. Castro said: "We're not going to change our position. "If the proposal we receive is out of market, we will sell our players to sign new ones."    
Real Madrid waiting for encouragement to move for Man Utd midfielder Pogba
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Real Madrid waiting for encouragement to move for Man Utd midfielder Pogba

Real Madrid remain interested in Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. The 28-year-old suffered a thigh injury in training with France on Monday that could keep him out for the rest of 2021, with his current Red Devils deal running out in June next year. Marca says Real are 'remaining attentive' over the next few months ahead of a possible approach. He is said to have also attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain, former club Juventus and Xavi's Barcelona. If a new deal is not agreed by the January transfer window, Pogba can speak to other clubs and sign a pre-contract agreement before moving next summer. While Real have been heavily linked with Monaco sensation Aurelien Tchouameni, the 21-year-old is viewed as someone who can be nurtured into a regular starter - much ...
Wolves calm over Barcelona rumours for Trincao
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Wolves calm over Barcelona rumours for Trincao

Wolves are determined to keep hold of on-loan Barcelona winger Francisco Trincao. Express & Star says reports in Portugal and Spain yesterday claimed Barcelona's new boss Xavi Hernandez is keen to take the 21-year-old back to the Camp Nou as he looks to revive the fortunes of the struggling Catalan giants. But it is Wolves who currently hold all the cards. The deal which saw Trincao move to Molineux last summer did not contain a January recall clause, while Wolves have the option to buy the Portugal international next year for a fee of around £25million. That means Barcelona would need to negotiate his return and there is no suggestion at this stage Wolves would entertain such talks. Though he is yet to score in the top flight, he enjoyed perhaps his most impressive outing ...
Newcastle United and Howe are a good match – Former Premier League star Ba
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Newcastle United and Howe are a good match – Former Premier League star Ba

The Magpies moved to sign the former Bournemouth boss as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal on Monday Former Senegal striker Demba Ba sees Eddie Howe as "a really good fit" for Newcastle United following his appointment by the club on Monday. Howe, who left the Premier League in 2020 following Bournemouth's drop to the Championship, has returned to the English top-flight on a deal that will run through till 2024. He succeeds Steve Bruce, who was sacked on October 20 because of the Magpies’ poor run of results.
Okoye: Watford confirm signing of Sparta Rotterdam and Super Eagles goalkeeper
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Okoye: Watford confirm signing of Sparta Rotterdam and Super Eagles goalkeeper

The 22-year-old will continue his career at Vicarage Road and he will become the fourth Nigerian in Claudio Ranieri's team Watford have announced the signing of Nigeria goalkeeper Maduka Okoye on a five-and-a-half-year deal from Eredivisie club Sparta Rotterdam. Okoye is expected to complete the switch in the January transfer window but he will return to Rotterdam on loan for the rest of the 2021-22 season. The 22-year-old has established himself in Hendrikus Fraser's team since he joined the club from German club Fortuna Dusseldorf on a free transfer in July 2020.  
“I’ve never forgiven a cheater” Singer K. Michelle reveals what will happen if her man cheats on her
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“I’ve never forgiven a cheater” Singer K. Michelle reveals what will happen if her man cheats on her

Singer K. Michelle has revealed what she will do if her man ever cheats on her. She explained that she can't forgive a man who cheats because it changes her. She tweeted: "If a man cheat on me and I know, you bet your boot dirt i’m going to Hoe him out. I’ve always been like that. I might stay for a minute but I’ll give you hell in that moment. I’ve never forgiven a cheater ever. Im a completely different woman after that. I just deal until I heal."
Mbappe offered €225million deal to reject Real Madrid
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Mbappe offered €225million deal to reject Real Madrid

PSG are offering Kylian Mbappe a deal worth a stunning €225million to snub a move to Real Madrid. Mbappe is into the final months of his current contract with the Ligue 1 giants. The 22-year-old remains a top target for Madrid’s President, Florentino Perez. Perez tried to land Mbappe in the summer and saw two huge bids ignored by PSG. He is now willing to try again for the France forward in January. At the moment, Mbappe has not shown a willingness to agree fresh terms with PSG. Okdiario’s football chief Eduardo Inda, when speaking on El Chiringuito, revealed: “They will give him 45 million net per season, which amounts to 225 million.” If he accepts the deal, Mbappé would become the highest paid player above Lionel Messi or Neymar.
Liverpool wonderkid Gordon signs first professional contract at Anfield
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Liverpool wonderkid Gordon signs first professional contract at Anfield

The winger, who turned 17 earlier this month, has put pen to paper on his first senior deal after making a big impression on Merseyside Liverpool wonderkid Kaide Gordon has signed his first professional contract with the club. The winger, who made his senior Reds debut in the Carabao Cup win at Norwich last month, has committed his future after celebrating his 17th birthday earlier this week. Gordon moved to Anfield from Championship club Derby back in January, and is tipped as a star of the future having impressed as part of Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad during their pre-season training camps in Austria and France.  
Man Utd loanee Andreas Pereira facing potential six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil
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Man Utd loanee Andreas Pereira facing potential six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil

The midfielder, who is spending the season at Flamengo, could be punished after failing to complete a full self-isolation period Manchester United loanee Andreas Pereira is facing a six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil. Pereira has spent the last seven years of his career on United's books, having initially graduated to their senior squad as a teenager back in 2014. The Brazilian has never been a regular in the Red Devils' starting XI, though, and was sent out on loan for the fourth time as Flamengo arranged a deal for the midfielder in the summer transfer window, but it has been claimed that he broke Covid-19 protocols upon his return to his homeland.
Werner cancelled Bayern Munich move in 2019 after learning club leadership didn’t want him
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Werner cancelled Bayern Munich move in 2019 after learning club leadership didn’t want him

The striker was set to join the Bundesliga giants but pushed to have the deal annulled Timo Werner signed a pre-contract agreement with Bayern Munich in 2019 before he insisted the deal be cancelled after learning he wasn't wanted by senior Bayern figures, Goal and SPOX can confirm. Werner, then with RB Leipzig, was on a contract that expired in 2020, and was eyeing a move away as a free agent. But the forward learned that then-Bayern manager Niko Kovac and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic were not keen on his services, causing him to tell his agent Karl-Heinz Forster to cancel the deal.  
Iheanacho: Why Leicester City star failed at Manchester City – Amuneke
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Iheanacho: Why Leicester City star failed at Manchester City – Amuneke

The football icon has disclosed why the striker failed to shine at the Etihad Stadium, while giving him tips on how to continue his impressive form Emmanuel Amuneke has suggested why Kelechi Iheanacho failed to shine during his spell at Manchester City. Following his exploits at the 2013 U-17 World Cup - where led Nigeria to a fourth title and walked home with the Golden Ball and Silver Boot – the striker was signed by the Citizens on a five-year deal. However, he struggled to break into Pep Guardiola’s star-studded team which led to his move to Leicester City in 2017 for a reported £25 million fee  
Official: Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu extends Racing Genk contract until 2024
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Official: Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu extends Racing Genk contract until 2024

Belgian First Division A side, Racing Genk have announced that Paul Onuachu has signed a new deal. The Nigerian has agreed a one-year contract extension and he's now tied to the Limburg club until the summer of 2024. Onuachu has been rewarded with a new lucrative deal less than a week after scoring his 50th goal for Racing Genk, against Rapid Vienna in the opening round of matches in the UEFA Europa League. The 27-year-old made it 51 goals in 79 appearances after coming off the bench to net another winner in a league match against Sint-Truidense VV at the weekend. He has been a success since joining Racing Genk from FC Midtjylland in August 2019 for a fee of six million euros. Last season, Onuachu mustered 33 goals in the Belgian First Division A, a feat that earned him th...
‘Turin is still in his heart’ – Raiola claims Pogba could make sensational Juventus return
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‘Turin is still in his heart’ – Raiola claims Pogba could make sensational Juventus return

  The Manchester United star was a leading figure for the Old Lady between 2012 and 2016 Mino Raiola has claimed his client Paul Pogba could make a sensational return to Juventus in the summer. Pogba's contract with Manchester United is set to expire at the end of the season and the star midfielder has yet to agree terms on a new deal. His agent said that he could return to Juve, where he starred between 2012 and 2016.      
Serie A: Cagliari appoint Walter Mazzarri as coach
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Serie A: Cagliari appoint Walter Mazzarri as coach

Cagliari named Walter Mazzarri as their new coach on Wednesday following the sacking of Leonardo Semplici three matches into the new Serie A season. In a statement, Cagliari said that former Napoli and Inter Milan coach Mazzarri had signed a deal until the end of June 2024. Semplici was dismissed after Cagliari lost 3-2 at home to Genoa on Sunday, leaving them 17th in Italy’s top-flight with just a point from their three opening league matches. They face a daunting trip to Lazio on Sunday as Maurizio Sarri’s side try to bounce back from losing 2-0 at AC Milan at the weekend. Mazzarri had been out of the game since being sacked by Torino in February last year. The 59-year-old’s best period came during his four seasons at Napoli between 2009 and 2013, where he won the 2012 I...
Dybala reveals upcoming Juventus contract talks after Malmo win
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Dybala reveals upcoming Juventus contract talks after Malmo win

The Argentine's current deal expires at the end of the year, but his club is prepared to make him their central figure in Turin Paulo Dybala revealed that he is expecting to resume negotiations with Juventus over a new contract after leading the Italian giants to a comfortable Champions League win on Tuesday. The Argentine netted from the penalty spot during a 3-0 victory over Malmo, with Alex Sandro and Alvaro Morata joining him on the score-sheet. It was a welcome return to form the Juve, who have struggled to impress so far in Serie A following the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo.
‘Lingard holds the cards’ – Man Utd star could still join West Ham in January, hints Pearce
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‘Lingard holds the cards’ – Man Utd star could still join West Ham in January, hints Pearce

  The Hammers assistant coach has expressed his belief that the midfielder is "too good a player to be sat on the outside" at Old Trafford Stuart Pearce has hinted that Jesse Lingard could still join West Ham in January, claiming the Manchester United star "holds all the cards". Lingard returned to United in June after a successful six-month loan spell at West Ham, where he scored nine goals in 16 Premier League games to help David Moyes' side qualify for the Europa League. Moyes openly admitted that the Hammers were eager to sign the 28-year-old on a permanent deal, but they failed to do so before the summer deadline, and his assistant has suggested that the midfielder made the wrong choice over his future.      
Real reason Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus revealed
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Real reason Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus revealed

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, has provided the real reason Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus for Manchester United. The UFC icon said Ronaldo told him he was ‘bored’ at the Italian giants in a conversation they had before the Portugal captain moved back to Manchester United. The 36-year-old former Real Madrid attacker re-signed for the Red Devils last week, signing a two-year deal and could make his second debut this weekend against Newcastle. Khabib claimed the move did not come as a surprise to him due to a chat he had with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner earlier in the summer. “A month ago, he told me that he was moving to Manchester United,” he told reporters at the New Knowledge Marathon in Moscow. “I expected this deal to tak...
Onana: Ajax ready to allow Inter Milan target to leave for free next summer
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Onana: Ajax ready to allow Inter Milan target to leave for free next summer

The Cameroon goalkeeper could not secure a move in the just-concluded window and he rejected an offer to continue his career at the Johan Cruyff Arena Ajax director of football, Marc Overmars said they are ready to release Andre Onana for free in July 2022 if no decent transfer offer is submitted in the winter transfer window. Onana has entered the final year of his contract with the Sons of the Gods and he has rejected their offer for an extension. During the just-concluded summer transfer window, the Cameroon international was a subject of interest from Arsenal and Inter Milan but the two clubs could not find an agreement with Ajax for a deal.
Eintracht accuse Lazio of forgetting the letter ‘K’ in Kostic transfer offer while denying sending a fake email address
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Eintracht accuse Lazio of forgetting the letter ‘K’ in Kostic transfer offer while denying sending a fake email address

The German club have hit back at reports that they deliberately tried to prevent the Italian outfit from finalising a deal for the winger Eintracht Frankfurt have accused Lazio of forgetting the letter 'K' in their transfer offer for Filip Kostic, while also denying sending a fake email address during negotiations between the two clubs. Goal reported back in June that Lazio had joined Inter and Roma in the race to sign Kostic, who had been made available for a permanent transfer at a price of €25 million (£21m/$30m). Lazio continued pushing for the Serbia international's signature right up until the August 31 deadline, but it has been reported that their final bid was never received by Eintracht.
Ilaix Moriba joins RB Leipzig in €16m transfer from Barcelona
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Ilaix Moriba joins RB Leipzig in €16m transfer from Barcelona

The Catalan giants have cashed in on the youngster after he failed to reach an agreement over a new contract RB Leipzig have completed a deal to sign Barcelona midfielder Ilaix Moriba. The deal for the 18-year-old is worth an initial €16 million (£13m/$19m), but could rise to €22m (£19m/$26m) with bonuses. Barcelona will also retain a 10 per cent sell-on fee. The teenager has put pen to paper on a four-year deal, with the option of an extra year.
Newcastle sign Santiago Munoz in striking similarity to film
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Newcastle sign Santiago Munoz in striking similarity to film

The Magpies have announced the arrival of the Santos Laguna teenager, in a peculiar case of fact almost echoing fiction Newcastle United have confirmed the capture of Mexico youth international Santiago Munoz on an 18-month loan move, in a deal that bears a striking similarity to key elements of the film "Goal!." The Magpies have announced the arrival of the Santos Laguna teenager on a contract that will run through the middle of the 2022-23 season, with a view to a permanent switch. But it is the peculiar, fact-imitating-fiction nature of the transfer that has raised eyebrows following the news of the 19-year-old's arrival on Tyneside.
Phillips signs new four-year Liverpool contract after deadline-day transfer fails to materialise
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Phillips signs new four-year Liverpool contract after deadline-day transfer fails to materialise

The 24-year-old had been tipped to leave the Reds this summer, but despite interest from PSV and Anderlecht, he will now remain at Anfield Liverpool defender Nat Phillips has become the latest player to sign a new contract, agreeing a deal that will keep him with the club until 2025. The 24-year-old had looked set to leave Anfield before the end of the summer transfer window, with a host of clubs across Europe making enquiries. They included Dutch giants PSV and Belgian outfit Anderlecht, as well as at least two Premier League clubs, but with Rhys Williams set to join Swansea on a season-long loan, Phillips will now remain on Merseyside as centre-back cover.
West Ham complete €30m signing of CSKA Moscow midfielder Nikola Vlasic
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West Ham complete €30m signing of CSKA Moscow midfielder Nikola Vlasic

The Croatia international, who previously played in the Premier League at Everton, has signed a long-term deal at the London Stadium West Ham have completed the signing of CSKA Moscow midfielder Nikola Vlasic for a reported €30 million (£26m/$35m) fee. Vlasic has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at the London Stadium, bringing to an end his three-year stint in Russia with CSKA. The 23-year-old has become the Hammers' third major signing of the summer after Kurt Zouma and Alphonse Areola, with David Moyes adding another No.10 to his ranks as he bids to improve on their sixth-place Premier League finish in 2020-21.
Glody Likonza: Standard Liege sign Tout Puissant Mazembe midfielder on loan
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Glody Likonza: Standard Liege sign Tout Puissant Mazembe midfielder on loan

The Belgian heavyweights will assess the midfielder during his stay in the team with an option for a permanent deal Standard Liege have confirmed a loan move, for the Democratic Republic of Congo midfielder Glody Likonza. The attacking midfielder has been playing for Tout Puissant Mazembe, and after impressing during the trials, the Belgian outfit has opted to sign him on loan but with an option to buy him. The latter have confirmed the latest development for the Congolese. "Standard Liege, TP Mazembe and Glody Likonza have reached an agreement," the club revealed through their official website.
Real Madrid Sign Eduardo Camavinga
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Real Madrid Sign Eduardo Camavinga

Real Madrid are close to completing a deal for Rennes midfielder, Eduardo Camavinga. The LaLiga side will sign Camavinga on a five-year deal for €30million, ESPN reports. Camavinga, who has one year left on his current contract with the Ligue 1 club, will undergo his medical on Tuesday. Rennes didn’t want to see the 18-year-old leave as a free agent next summer and are said to be satisfied with the deal. The transfer is expected to be made official on Tuesday. Madrid have been following Camavinga for several seasons, with former manager, Zinedine Zidane a longtime admirer of the player who made his Ligue 1 debut as 16-year-old. He will be expected to eventually replace Toni Kroos and Luka Modric in Real’s midfield.
Real Madrid in advanced talks with Rennes for €30m Camavinga transfer
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Real Madrid in advanced talks with Rennes for €30m Camavinga transfer

The France international has been linked with a move all summer and a deal could finally be agreed just before the deadline Real Madrid are in advanced talks with Rennes over a €30 million (£26m/$35m) deal for highly-rated teenage midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, Goal understands. Los Blancos have turned their attentions to sealing a late move for the 18-year-old after pulling out of negotiations for PSG striker Kylian Mbappe. The midfielder is now set to have a medical before sealing a deadline day transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu on a five-year deal.

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