Bournemouth prepare massive bid for Blues defender and more Chelsea news

Exclusive: Bournemouth stun Chelsea with £18million bid for defender Nathan Ake – move is up to the player https://t.co/YTYsX0VNXX pic.twitter.com/U0F1IPt0r0 — Indy Football (@IndyFootball) January 31, 2017 Bournemouth are preparing a hefty £18M deadline bid for Chelsea defender Nathan Ake. The 21-year-old Dutch defender spent the first half of the season at Bournemouth on loan from Chelsea and impressed manager Eddie Howe with his solid performances at the back. BREAKING: Sky sources: @ChelseaFC interested in signing @s04_en left-back Sead Kolasinac. More on #SSNHQ now. — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ)…

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Five most exciting Premier League January transfers of recent years

The January transfer window doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Yes, very rarely are the truly incredible players willing to transfer during the window. Yes, big clubs mostly opt for keeping their squads stable in anticipation for the summer transfer window, and yet over the years, we’ve been witness to a number of transfers during this much-ignored window, some of which went on to be stunning pieces of business for the buying clubs. After the window came to a close on Tuesday, we take a quick look at five of…

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Deadline Day Stories- Young and Rooney to stay, Sakho and Dembele spotted in London, Ulloa blasts Ranieri

The January Transfer Window has a few hours until it closes and the deadline day has been full of drama, quite unsurprisingly. Let us take a look at the biggest stories from the deadline day: Rooney and Young to stay, Mourinho confirms Jose Mourinho confirmed today that their transfer window is shut and the English duo are going nowhere. When asked about the situation circling Rooney and Young, Mourinho said: “He stays – he is selected for tomorrow (v Hull City). Rooney stays as well.” Moussa Dembele spotted in London,…

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Deadline Day Confirmed Deals- Ranocchia joins Hull City, Pato moves to China and more

With only few hours left in the January Transfer Window, let us take a look at the confirmed deals from the deadline day. Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia joins Hull City on loan Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia joins @HullCity on loan until the end of the season: https://t.co/dPhyWQE6yr pic.twitter.com/PjMp4hnfPt — Premier League (@premierleague) January 31, 2017 On the face of it, Ranocchia (28) looks like a bit of a coup by the Tigers. Ranocchia replaced Zanetti as Inter captain and was a key figure at Inter before Mancini’s arrival in…

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Payet moves to Marseille, City goalkeeper targeted and more West Ham news

West Ham star Dimitri Payet has officially completed his move to Olympique Marseille. Payet started off the saga at the start of the transfer window when he refused to play for the Hammers, earning the ire of manager Slaven Bilic. The mercurial Frenchman has signed a four-year contract at Olympique Marseille—his previous club—for a fee reportedly in the region of £25M, and is said to have taken a £25,000 pay cut in order to make the switch. “I will always have a beautiful memory of West Ham supporters. I don’t need…

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Schweinsteiger rolls back the years as Manchester United win 4-0 in FA Cup

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After being frozen out by Jose Mourinho, Bastian Schweinsteiger came back into the team with a fine performance assisting a goal as well as scoring one. 2 – Bastian Schweinsteiger has both scored (1) and assisted (1) as many goals today as in his previous 33 games for Man Utd. Return. — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 29, 2017 The midfielder last started a game for United on 9th January 2016. The former German international had only made two appearances from the bench this season, against Hammers and Reading in EFL Cup and…

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Schweinsteiger set for permanent return, Young move on the cards and more United news

Bastian Schweinsteiger is set for a permanent return to the Manchester United first team, according to Jose Mourinho. Following Bastian Schweinsteiger’s man of the match performance against Wigan on Sunday evening, manager Jose Mourinho has come out to express his pleasure at the German midfielder. Schweinsteiger, who was ostracised from the team at the start of the season, made his first start for Manchester United this season against Wigan—the first of such in a year. He replied his manager’s trust with an incredible performance, one reminiscent of his peak years,…

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Arsene Wenger accepts FA charge, gives verdict on Granit Xhaka

It has been a whirlwind of a week for Gunners gaffer Arsene Wenger who was sent off during a win against Burnley while his summer signing Granit Xhaka came under intense scrutiny following his second red card of the season and a police investigation for allegedly racially abusing a staff member at Heathrow airport. Le Professeur has accepted the FA charge of misconduct and is understood to not challenge it. Although, Arsene believes he will not be fined or banned following his actions. Wenger pushed the fourth official Anthony Taylor…

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Transfer Roundup January 26- Chelsea chasing Celtic goalie, Xavi signs extension and more

With just five days left in the Winter Transfer Window 2017, let us take a look at the biggest transfer happenings across the footballing fraternity: CELTIC REJECT CHELSEA’S BID FOR GOALKEEPER GORDON Celtic have rejected a bid from Chelsea for goalkeeper Craig Gordon as per Sky Sports. Chelsea are looking to offload second choice keeper Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth and are keen to sign a replacement before his departure. Espanyol’s Diego Lopez and Fernando Muslera of Galatasaray are also being monitored by the London club. XAVI HERNANDEZ SIGN AN EXTENSION WITH AL-SADD…

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Chelsea’s advances dismissed, bid for new Yaya Toure rejected

BREAKING: Sky Sources: @ChelseaFC preparing bid for @celticfc goalkeeper Craig Gordon. More here: https://t.co/SUHbOCeToS #SSNHQ — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) January 26, 2017 Following Sky Sports’ report on Chelsea preparing a bid for Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon, manager Brendan Rodgers has come out to pour water over the flames of a possible transfer. “Craig is very much part of what I am doing here. He is 34, can go on for a number of years and be a real pillar of this team. Would Chelsea be wasting their time? Yes,…

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Dortmund defender off to Koln, club slaps price tag on Aubameyang

Dortmund defender, Neven Subotic, is set to join Koln on a loan move, German publication Bild reports. The 28-year-old made the switch to the Westfalenstadion in the summer of 2008 and gained a reputation as one of the best defenders in the league during Jurgen Klopp’s title-winning days. In recent times, though, injury problems have kept him away from the first team. The deal is reportedly set to be sealed today, with the defender to play for Koln until the summer, at which point the club has the right to seal…

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Former United player moves to Ligue 1, Mourinho makes statement on Martial

Manchester United fan favourite, Patrice Evra, signed a deal with Olympique Marseille yesterday. The 35-year-old moved to Juventus in the summer of 2014 after a very successful nine-year spell at Old Trafford. Evra, who was a part of the Juve team that made its way to the 2015 Champions League finals, signed an 18-month-deal with the French outfit and will be officially unveiled at a press conference tonight. United fans around the world were hoping for a return to Old Trafford, most likely in a reduced playing role, but it…

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Transfer Roundup 25th January- Hull accept Snodgrass bid, Niang to join Watford & more

Only six days to go before the Winter transfer window draws curtain so let us take a look at the top stories from today concerning the transfer activities across Europe: HULL CITY ACCEPT  £10 MILLION BID FOR ROBERT SNODGRASS FROM A PREMIER LEAGUE SIDE Burnley have had a bid believed to be in the region of £10 million accepted by relegation-battling side Hull City for Robert Snodgrass. Middlesbrough and West Ham were also interested in Hull City’s leading goalscorer (9) with the former having submitted an equivalent bid albeit the add…

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Hull star set for exist as club lines up replacement

Hull City have accepted a £10M Burnley bid for star man Robert Snodgrass, according to a report from Sky Sports. Snodgrass, who reportedly rejected a contract extension back in December, perhaps due to a perceived lack of ambition by the Yorkshire club, could be set for a move to Tuff Moor. The 29-year-old Scottish winger has single-handedly kept Hull’s hopes of surviving the drop alive this season, with his nine goals and four assists across all competitions proving to be the difference on various occasions. Hull have previously rejected bids in…

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Philippe Coutinho signs a contract extension with ‘no release clause’

It had been a miserable start to 2017 for the Liverpool fans having won just a single game (against lowly Plymouth) this year coupled with an idle winter transfer window and in stepped the little magician Philippe Coutinho. BREAKING: #LFC‘s Philippe Coutinho signs new long-term contract at #LFC. More here: https://t.co/oOn4QtRByv #SSNHQ https://t.co/T83QfSVOIC — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) January 25, 2017 The 24-year-old Brazilian playmaker, earlier today, put pen-to-paper on a new contract, which will keep him at Anfield until 2022. Coutinho now becomes the highest earning player in…

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Harry Kane urges teammates to stay put, says it would be ‘Stupid’ to leave Spurs

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In an interview with Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport, via the Telegraph, Spurs and England forward Harry Kane has urged his fellow teammates at the White Hart Lane to stay put, saying it would be ‘stupid’ to leave the club. Tottenham currently sit third in League table, nine points behind Chelsea, and are also competing in Europa league after a dismal exit from the Champions League earlier this season. Spurs recently announced that they will be moving to an all new 61,000 seater stadium at the start of 2018-2019 season. 👍…

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Five possible Diego Costa replacements

Over the last couple of weeks, Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been the subject of a reported clash with manager Antonio Conte and the club’s medical staff. While the situation seems to be under control, the Spain international was subject to public interest from Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian. He will not be moving to China during this winter transfer window, but a move away in the summer would not come as a surprise to anyone. Costa would join his former Chelsea mates Ramires and Oscar, who opted for making more…

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Transfer Roundup 24th January- Payet saga goes on, Dani Alves China-bound and more

Less than a week to go before the January transfer window comes to a close, the deals are coming in thick and fast, with lots happening across the globe. Let us take a look at the hottest transfer stories from today: WEST HAM REJECT THIRD BID FROM MARSEILLE FOR PAYET Sky Sports sources say West Ham United have rejected yet another bid from Marseille for wantaway star Dimitri Payet. The latest bid is believed to be in the region of £22.5 million while the Hammers rate their French (homesick) star at £30…

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Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka in trouble again following racial abuse accusation

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been interviewed by police following an allegation of racial abuse by an airline staff member at Heathrow airport. Xhaka is understood to have made the visit to London airport to see off his friend Leonard Lekaj, who plays in the German sixth division. This friend of Arsenal midfielder was refused entry after arriving late for boarding the flight at Heathrow Terminal 5. Xhaka racially abused a member of staff by apparently saying f****** white b**** in German, at which point airport security and police were…

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Arsene Wenger charged by the FA, faces imminent touchline ban

As everyone had expected, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been slapped with a misconduct charge by the FA for his actions during his side’s last-gasp 2-1 win over Burnley on Sunday. Arsene Wenger was sent off to the stands for using abusive language with fourth official Anthony Taylor after match referee John Moss awarded a 92nd-minute to the Clarets against ten-man Arsenal. However, Wenger appeared to stay in the tunnel and watch the proceedings instead of leaving the area. This is Arsène Wenger’s home. He stands where he wants. pic.twitter.com/hjcdEHNKV8…

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Transfer Roundup 23rd January- New Zlatan Signs For Dortmund, Hull chasing Liverpool man and more

With just over eight days left in this dramatic winter transfer window of 2017, we take a look at the hottest transfer stories from today: NEW ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC ALEXANDER ISAK SIGNS FOR BORUSSIA DORTMUND The youngest Swedish goalscorer became the highest-earning teenager from his country after Borussia Dortmund completed his signing from Swedish side AIK Solna. The 17-year-old was linked with a move to Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid but joined the Bundesliga side for a sum believed to be £8.6m. LIVERPOOL WINGER SET TO JOIN HULL CITY FROM SPORTING…

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Transfer Roundup, 22nd January- Zarate Returns, Snodgrass Bid Rejected, Payet To Depart

With just 9 days left in the winter transfer window, the deals are taking place thick and fast while several transfer sagas are taking shape in tandem. Let us take a quick look at the transfer stories from today: MAURO ZARATE RETURNS TO PREMIER LEAGUE, JOINS WATFORD ON LOAN Former Birmingham, QPR and West Ham striker, who was plying his trade for Fiorentina, has been loaned to Watford and is understood to have arrived in England and has successfully completed his medical at Vicarage Road. SNODGRASS LEFT OUT OF HULL…

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Arsenal vs Burnley Talking Points- Mustafi Extends Record, Red Card To Xhaka, FA Trouble For Wenger & Sanchez Penalty

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10-man Arsenal snatched all three points against Burnley, literally with the skin of their teeth in a game that involved blockbuster drama. Let us take a look at the key talking points as Arsenal leapfrogged North London rivals Spurs and Merseyside Reds to the second spot, sitting 8 points behind leaders Chelsea. SHKODRAN MUSTAFI EXTENDS HIS MAGNIFICENT RECORD The £35-million-summer arrival is currently on a valuable 21 games unbeaten streak for Arsenal this season. The German is yet to feature in a defeat with the Gunners and scored the opener…

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Five big-money signings waiting to happen this summer

The January transfer window, with all the noise that comes with it, offers little. The big clubs are seldom willing to let their players leave halfway through the season, as replacing them would be nigh impossible. Most of the players worthy of attention are also cup-tied due to already playing in Europe, and potential buyers would much rather have a player without such strings attached. This pushes major transfers to the summer transfer window. The summer represents the start of the new European season and except for rare occasions, a…

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Best Premier League XI Of ‘Summer 2017’ Free Agents

A Different League brings, The Best Premier League XI of Summer 2017 Free Agents consisting of the best players across the Premier League who will be free agents this summer provided they are not offered a contract extension by their respective clubs. City goalie Willy Caballero (35) has made just 30 appearances for the club in two and half years, but was impressive in their successful Capital One Cup campaign in 2016, edges out Manninger (39) and Eduardo (34) between the sticks who are yet to make a start for Liverpool…

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