Can Dele Alli Recapture His Past Form in the Premier League This Season?

Dele Alli will return to Premier League action with Tottenham Hotspur buoyed by his success with the national side at the World Cup last summer. The young midfielder is desperate to put last season’s below-par campaign behind him and recapture the form he showed upon first joining the North London outfit. Spurs’ title hopes could hinge on players like Alli hitting the ground running in the season ahead. Alli has enjoyed a somewhat meteoric rise to the top level of English football, after plying his trade with MK Dons initially.…

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Athletic Bilbao say Kepa Arrizabalaga’s £71m buyout clause has been met

Kepa Arrizabalaga’s €80m (£71m) buyout clause has been met, Athletic Bilbao have announced, as the goalkeeper appears on the verge of a world record move to Chelsea. The LaLiga club confirmed the 23-year-old’s release clause has been activated and his contract terminated, although there is no mention of Chelsea. The fee is a world record for a goalkeeper, surpassing the £65m paid by Liverpool to Roma for Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker last month. Chelsea have made Kepa their number one target to replace the want-away Thibaut Courtois who has stayed away from pre-season…

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