Arsenal pull a huge coup in the transfer market

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Arsenal have reportedly pulled a huge coup in the transfer market by convincing star player Alexis Sanchez to agree on a new deal. The above claim comes from an Arsenal blog called ‘She Wore’, which is run by a club fan. The report claims that the Chilean has provisionally agreed to a new three-year deal with the Gunners at £280,000-a-week wages. Sanchez has been supposedly assured by the club that they will sign three world-class players this summer to launch a serious title bid next season. The new deal is…

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Arsenal star addresses summer exit rumours

Arsenal star Hector Bellerin was forced to use Twitter to address the speculation regarding his future. The Spanish full-back has been strongly linked with a move back to his boyhood club Barcelona recently with multiple reports in Spain claiming that he has already agreed on personal terms with the Catalan club. However, a report from Evening Standard on Thursday also claimed that the right-back, who signed a six-and-a-half-year deal with the Gunners last summer, is not actively looking for an exit. The Gunners remain confident that Bellerin will stay at…

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Will Wenger ever be able to win over his doubters?

The ‘will he – won’t he’ saga regarding Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal has now been resolved with a new two-year deal, but it remains to be seen how the fans will react going forward. Last season’s protests both inside the Emirates and in the skies above made it clear to the Frenchman that not everybody in the stands wanted him to remain in charge and there is bound to be a backlash to the news that he will be in the dug-out until the summer of 2019. So what…

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Championship season review – Rotherham, Sheff Wed, Wigan, Wolves

Rotherham United: 24th (relegated) It is difficult to know where to start with Rotherham. This was simply a season to forget; one which saw the club relegated pretty much before it had even begun. Not for many a year has a side finished with so few points, as a squad packed full of journeymen and loan players found itself truly incapable of competing at Championship level. Having pulled off a magnificent escape from the drop in 2015-16, the following summer was actually sprinkled with hints of optimism, with Alan Stubbs having…

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Jose Mourinho ready to sell star player

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is prepared to sell goalkeeper David de Gea to Real Madrid in exchange for striker Alvaro Morata and €25m. The above claim was made by Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague on his Twitter account on Sunday. In a series of tweets, Balague said: “Morata said last night his dream is to stay at Madrid… but he’s looking for a way out. Nothing from Milan at this point, MUFC want him. “Mourinho (strangely) willing to sell De Gea for €25m and Morata. Chelsea divided…

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Chelsea star hints at a move

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has admitted that he would consider a move to Real Madrid if the Spanish and European champions come looking for him this summer. The Belgian playmaker has been a long-term target for Los Blancos, and it has been speculated that Real will make a move for the 26-year-old this summer. Hazard still has three years left on his current deal with the Blues, but he admits that the possibility of a summer move to the Madrid club will definitely make him consider his future. When asked…

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Striker commits future to the Gunners

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has reiterated his commitment to the North London club in the wake of recent rumours linking him with a summer exit from the club. The France international has been a regular fixture of Arsene Wenger’s side since moving to Premier League from Montpellier in 2012. During his time at Arsenal, he has quite often been a subject of criticism from the club fans, and he was recently linked with a move back to France with Marseille said to be interested in him. However, Giroud, who recently…

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Championship season review: Nottingham Forest, Preston, QPR, Reading

Nottingham Forest: 21st Yet again, there was a new manager in situ at Nottingham Forest heading into a new season, this time in the shape of Frenchman Philippe Montanier, whose aim was to arrest the club’s downward trend of recent years. It was an unforgiving role that was not made any easier by a lack of summer signings and discontent from the fans towards owner Fawaz Al Hasawi. The team got off to a mixed start, and soon developed a Jekyll and Hyde tendency to win at home – where the…

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Juventus vs Real Madrid – Champions League Final Preview

The Champions League final of 2017 is a massively exciting prospect, as Real Madrid look to retain their crown in the face of a fierce challenge from Juventus, who are hoping to rule Europe for the first time since 1996. Since it was renamed and restructured in 1992, no team has managed to retain the trophy, so a considerable achievement awaits for Real Madrid, who with victory here will also stretch their already sizeable advantage as the most successful team in the history of this competition. It would be their…

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Championship season review – Ipswich, Leeds, Newcastle, Norwich

Ipswich Town: 16th There is a very strong argument to suggest that Ipswich have overachieved during Mick McCarthy’s reign as manager, which has lasted since October 2012. Despite a continued lack of investment from the top, play-off challenges had been mounted in each of the previous three seasons, in which a very workmanlike squad probably achieved more than the sum of its parts. Therefore, as few changes were made to the playing staff once again over the summer of 2016, it was reasonable to assume that standards could slip, and there…

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Arsenal prepared to do deal for Spanish striker

Arsenal are prepared to sell striker Lucas Perez for £13m this summer, according to the latest report from the Independent. Perez joined the Gunners from La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna in a £17.1m deal last summer, but he failed to create a space for himself in Arsene Wenger’s starting eleven over the course of the season. The Spanish striker, who signed a four-year deal with the North London club last summer, is keen on leaving the club after managing only two league starts in the recently concluded season. The…

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Manchester United can still sign Greizmann, claims club legend

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Manchester United can still sign Atletico Madrid forward Antonio Griezmann this summer, club legend Ryan Giggs has claimed. United’s interest in the French forward appeared to be dead in the water after Atletico had their appeal against their transfer ban turned down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday. On Thursday evening, following the ruling, the 26-year-old showed his support to his current club by tweeting “Now more than ever #Atleti #All together.” Ahora más que nunca #Atleti #Todosjuntos 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/nfxcwInM2B — Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) June 1, 2017 Griezmann have…

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Top journalist dismisses Arsenal’s mega-bid for Mbappe

Reliable BBC journalist David Ornstein has dismissed recent reports claiming that Monaco have rejected a mega-bid from Arsenal for their star player Kylian Mbappe. French publication L’Equipe yesterday reported that the Gunners have failed with a €100m bid for Mbappe and today, the claim was corroborated by the English media. In one of the biggest transfer stories of the day, James Olley, of Evening Standard, further fuelled the speculation by claiming that Monaco have indeed rejected a £87m bid from the Gunners for their star player. However, Ornstein, who has…

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Championship season review – Cardiff, Derby, Fulham, Huddersfield

Cardiff City: 12th Few managers thrive in the Championship more than Neil Warnock. Taking over at Cardiff in October with the club seemingly headed for a serious fight to stay in the division, he drew upon his vast experience to lift them well clear of danger and an eventual top half finish, an achievement which looked way beyond them at the outset. With previous boss Russell Slade having been moved aside in the summer and then choosing to leave his new role as Head of Football, Paul Trollope led the Bluebirds…

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Championship season review – Brentford, Brighton & HA, Bristol City, Burton

Brentford: 10th Although there were never any seriously realistic hopes of reaching the play-offs, or any concern about possibly being drawn into a relegation scrap, it was far from a dull season from Brentford. The reflection of stability, a young side full of technically gifted individuals proved as entertaining as they were inconsistent, in the process doing enough to suggest that promising times lie ahead. One thing that was fairly constant throughout was their strong home form, only dropping two points from their first five outings at Griffin Park in a…

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Manchester City starlet heads to Spain

La Liga side Villarreal have signed striker Enes Unal in a £12m deal from Manchester City. The Turkish youngster has signed a five-year deal with the Yellow Submarines, but the contract reportedly includes a buy-back clause in the region of £17.5m. Villarreal have defeated competitions from the likes of Lille, Valencia, Monaco, Schalke, Porto and Benfica to land their target. The 20-year-old failed to make an appearance for City during his two-year with the club after joining them from Bursaspor for £2m in July 2015. Because of his ineligibility to play…

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