Fulham seal sensational Seri swoop for club record fee

Fulham have completed the signing of Jean Michaël Seri from Nice for a club-record fee in the region of £25m, on an initial four-year contract with a further option for one year. The west London club have beaten off stiff competition from several European clubs to sign Seri, who was on the verge of a move to Barcelona last summer. Chelsea, West Ham, Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal were thought to be interested in the Ivory Coast international but Slavisa Jokanovic’s side have acted decisively to make him their first summer…

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Paris St-Germain complete signing of Buffon from Juventus

Paris St-Germain have signed former Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on a free transfer. Buffon, 40, left Juventus at the end of last season, ending a 17-year stay at a club where he played 656 times. The nine-time Serie A winner has signed a one-year deal with the French champions with the option for a further 12 months. “I know what dreams PSG and its fans have in their hearts,” he said. “I am going to bring all my energy, all my experience and all of my thirst to…

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Real Madrid deny transfer agreement for Mbappe with PSG

Real Madrid have denied they have agreed a deal with Paris Saint-Germain to sign striker Kylian Mbappe. Media reports circulating said the Champions League champions had agreed a fee for the teenage sensation who’s currently on national team duty with the French national team at the ongoing World Cup in Russia. “Real Madrid has not made any offers to PSG or the player and regrets the dissemination of this type of information,” a club statement read. “Given the information published in the last hours referring to an alleged agreement between…

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UEFA announce decision to review PSG FFP ruling

PSG are once again under scrutiny from football authorities after UEFA announced a decision to review the ruling that cleared the club of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. The Ligue 1 champions had only last month been deemed to be in line with FFP rules after an investigation into transfer contracts and management related accounts at the club by UEFA’s club financial control body (CFCB). Although transfer activity at the Parisian club would still be under monitoring, PSG were largely in the clear. But on Tuesday UEFA said the chairman…

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Pastore completes Roma move from PSG

Roma have completed the signing of Argentina midfielder Javier Pastore from Paris St-Germain for £21.8m. The 29-year-old signed a five-year deal with the Champions League semi-finalists. Pastore joined PSG in 2011 for £37m and played more than 250 games, winning the domestic treble on three occasions but the French champions need to make £52.9m from player sales by the end of June to comply with financial fair play rules and have sanctioned the sale as a result. “The signing of Javier makes me very happy because we are talking about the sort of…

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Fekir transfer still up in the air as Lyon president reveals Real interest

Nabil Fekir could end up at Real Madrid according to Lyon’s president after his move to Liverpool fell through at the eleventh hour. The Lyon captain was widely expected to join Jurgen Klopp’s side earlier this month but the French club pulled the plug with reports emerging Liverpool had concerns over his medical. Jean-Michel Aulas, the Lyon president, has now rubbished those claims, saying he was merely tired of the Premier League club dragging its heels over the move. “Nabil was close to Liverpool, I gave the green light on…

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Liverpool Transfer Gossip: Two new bids, and more news from Anfield

Liverpool have already stolen a march on their rivals in the transfer market by completing the signing of midfielder Fabinho from Monaco. The Merseysiders are obviously not done in the transfer market, and it appears that Jurgen Klopp aims to finish the business early in the transfer window. The Reds have been liked with Lyon forward Nabil Fekir for some time, and according to French outlet Le Parisien, the Reds have made an official offer worth £53million for the 24-year-old. Lyon President Jean Michel-Aulas is known as a sharp negotiator,…

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Chelsea battle with Arsenal in pursuit of midfielder

Chelsea’s pursuit of Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri is under threat as London-rivals Arsenal have also joined the race for the 26-year-old. Sky Sports claims that the Gunners have already held discussions with the representatives of Seri regarding a summer move. Arsenal’s director of football, Raul Sanllehi, is reportedly leading the negotiations for the Ivory Coast international. Sanllehi rates Seri highly and nearly signed him for Barcelona last summer. Reports suggest that the former Barcelona man still enjoys a good working relationship with Seri’s camp. However, Arsenal still have a long…

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Big names linked with Manchester United. A huge summer coming up?

There is no doubt that the upcoming summer transfer window is going to be a huge one for Manchester United. The Red Devils were not stingy with money last summer either, but they still fell quite short of Manchester City in the title race. Jose Mourinho has failed to win the league title in his first two years with Manchester United, and it is crucial for the Portuguese manager that his side launch a serious title challenge next season. It is obvious that Mourinho needs to sign two-three big names…

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Tottenham reignite interest in Premier League star, target Ligue 1 full-back and more

Tottenham appeared to have reignited their interest in Leicester City star Demarai Gray. Spurs unsuccessfully attempted to sign the youngster last summer, and according to ESPN, they plan to go back for him this summer. The 21-year-old, who is also the captain of England U21 side, is considered one of the best English talents in his age group. In the past, he has also been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool. Gray has made a remarkable leap in his progress this season and has established himself as a…

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Chelsea to consider selling Batshuayi, plans made to sign midfielder

Chelsea could sell Michy Batshuayi to Borussia Dortmund in the summer, according to the latest report from the Evening Standard. However, the Blues are likely to demand more than £50m for the Belgian striker. Batshuayi is currently on loan at Dortmund, and the German club have admitted that they wish to convert the deal into a permanent one. The 24-year-old joined Chelsea in a £33.1m move from Marseille in the summer of 2016. However, his one-and-a-half seasons in West London were quite uneventful, and he never managed to get a foothold…

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Reports: Manchester City to once again break the bank in the summer

Manchester City spent an astronomical amount of money on signings last summer. The impact of a fruitful summer was obvious for everyone as the Citizens comfortably lifted the Premier League title this week. Under the current ownership, City have won three league titles, but European success has eluded them. Pep Guardiola was signed to fix that, but the Spaniard too has failed in first two attempts. However, City’s ownership hasn’t given up on the Spaniard, and they are prepared to bankroll another busy summer for their manager. According to the…

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Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain – Betting Tips and Predictions

Real Madrid, winners of last two editions, will host French giants Paris-Saint Germain in the first leg of Champions League last-16 tie at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. Since defending their European crown in May, Los Blancos have only gone downward in terms of their performances on the pitch. In the league, they are well out of the title race and are struggling to remain in Champions League places. In the group stage of the competition, Zinedine Zidane’s side could only manage the second spot in their group after managing just…

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Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint Germain- Betting Tips and Predictions

Bayern Munich welcome high scoring Paris Saint Germain in the Allianz Arena in Munich. Although a win in this game will see Bayern Munich level on points with PSG, the Bavarians will have to settle for second place due to PSG’s superior goal difference.  Unai Emery’s men have scored 24 goals and conceded once resulting in a +23 goal difference. Bayern Munich, on the other hand, have scored 10 goals and conceded 5 times thus a +5 goal difference.  Bayern will try to avenge the 3-0 defeat they suffered in…

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Griezmann, Dybala, Young – Latest Manchester United transfer updates

The January transfer window is not far away now, and the transfer rumour mill is slowly but surely shifting into the top gear. Premier League aspirants Manchester United spent a lot of money on transfers last summer, and latest reports suggest it would be more of the same for them in the upcoming transfer windows. Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann came close to joining United in the summer but eventually ended up staying at the Madrid club. According to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, the France international is set to leave…

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Hazard to stay in London, but Sanchez might seal his exit in January

Chelsea star Eden Hazard could agree to a new deal with the West London club following the upcoming international break, claims the Express. The Belgian has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid, but the Blues are committed to secure his long-term future. The report claims that the Premier League champions are prepared to make Hazard the highest-paid player in the league by offering him a new £300,000 a week deal. The star player has supposedly given up on his dream of playing for Real, and he is…

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Manchester United looking for a wide player on transfer deadline day

Manchester United have been linked with a couple of wide players in the last hours of the transfer window. In the first report, Daily Star claims that United manager Jose Mourinho has registered a late interest in Paris Saint-Germain winger Julian Draxler. The report claims that Mourinho is desperate to add a winger to his squad, and the German could be a last-minute arrival at Old Trafford. Draxler has become a surplus to requirements at PSG following the arrival of Neymar from Barcelona. He has also been linked with the…

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Liverpool prepared to offload Origi for Lemar

Liverpool have made a third bid for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar – and are willing to allow Divock Origi to join the Ligue 1 side in exchange. According to French outlet L’Équipe, the Reds have made an €80m bid for the 21-year-old, with €50m being paid up front before an additional payment of €30m to be made the following summer. In addition to cash, Liverpool hope they can use Monaco’s interest in forward Origi to their advantage by allowing the Belgian international to spend a year at the Stade Louis…

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Neymar given permission to miss Barcelona training

Barcelona forward Neymar has been given permission to miss training ahead of a potential move to Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain. The 25-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Catalan giants all summer, with PSG showing the heaviest interest, along with the greatest financial reward, with the reported fee standing at just under £200m. Once completed, the transfer will become the most expensive of all-time, blowing out the record sum set last summer when Paul Pogba moved from Juventus to Manchester United for £89m.   Sky Sports…

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Confirmed: Arsenal make a ‘nice offer’ for striker

Arsenal have made a ‘nice offer’ for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, the President of the French club has revealed. The French striker was originally supposed to join Atletico Madrid this summer, but his move was eventually scuppered due to the transfer ban on the La Liga club. The Gunners were interested in signing Lacazette last summer, but a move never materialised. According to multiple reports, the North London club have reignited their interest in the 26-year-old and are prepared to shell out big money for him. Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas,…

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Arsenal asked to pay up £60m for their summer target

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Lyon have slapped a £60m price tag on in-demand striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to the latest report. Premier League side Arsenal are one of the clubs interested in Lacazette, and the Telegraph claims that they have been quoted a fee of €55million (£48.7m) plus €12m (£10.6m) in add-ons by the Ligue 1 side. Jason Burt of the Telegraph claims that initial talks have already taken place between the two sides. The Gunners were interested in signing the 26-year-old last summer, but they ended up signing Lucas Perez instead. Lacazette was…

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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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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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Manchester United suffer setback in transfer pursuit

Premier League side Manchester United have suffered a huge setback in their pursuit of Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe. The 18-year-old forward is the transfer target for most of the major European clubs, including United, following his meteoric rise at the Ligue 1 club. However, according to reliable French publication L’Equipe, via Get French Football News, the young French striker is set to turn down any opportunities to join Manchester United in the summer as he doesn’t like the kind of football the club play under manager Jose Mourinho. The likes of…

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Arsenal target set for La Liga move

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Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is inclining towards a summer move to La Liga side Atletico Madrid, according to French publication L’Equipe. The 25-year-old has been in superb goalscoring form for Lyon this season and has scored 31 goals in all competitions. He is a transfer target for a number of major European clubs including the likes of Arsenal, West Ham and Paris Saint-Germain Premier League side Arsenal have also been a long-term admirer of the French striker, but the striker recently made it clear that he would like to join…

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