Borussia Dortmund teenager Jadon Sancho gets England squad call

Borussia Dortmund teenager Jadon Sancho was a surprise selection when England manager Gareth Southgate named a 25-man squad on Thursday for this month’s Nations League matches away to Croatia and Spain. Mason Mount and James Maddison were also given their first senior England call-ups by Southgate as it was announced that the 48-year-old had signed a new contract that will keep him with the national side until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The 18-year-old Sancho was called up having already played in the Champions League for German club Dortmund, with…

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Dortmund sign Paco Alcacer on loan from Barcelona

Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer has joined Borussia Dortmund on a season-long loan. The Bundesliga side have an option for a permanent purchase next summer. Dortmund will pay €2 million up front for the loan and can commit him to a four-year deal if they hand over a further €23m (£20.9m/$27m) at the end of the season, though the Catalan side can reject that offer. With a further €5m in variables, the 24-year-old could end up costing €30m. Dortmund turned their attention to Alcacer after Liverpool refused to sanction a move…

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Achraf Hakimi set for loan move to Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid right back Achraf Hakimi is on the verge of a loan move to Borussia Dortmund for at least two seasons, according to media reports in Germany and Spain. The Spanish giants have completed the €40m signing of Real Sociedad defender Alvaro Odriozola, and the Spain international’s arrival means there will be limited opportunities for Hakimi next term. BILD says the 19-year-old Morocco international is Dortmund’s first choice at right back and he will spend the next two seasons at the Signal Iduna Park. With Dani Carvajal, Nacho and Odriozola…

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Arsenal complete Papastathopoulos signing from Dortmund

Arsenal have completed the signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund for an undisclosed fee on a long-term contract. Reports linking the Greek international with the north London club have been widespread in the last few weeks and Unai Emery has now got his man as he continues the rebuilding work following Arsene Wenger’s departure. The 30-year-old brings experience to Arsenal’s defence and having won two Bundesliga titles and one German Cup during his time with Dortmund, Emery will be hoping he proves the lynchpin at the heart of a new-look club.…

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Morata deemed to expensive for Dortmund move

Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing a striker this summer to boost their ranks but they will not make a move for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata who is ‘too expensive’ for the Bundesliga side. Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc made these remarks when asked about how the club intend to replace Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who left for Arsenal in January in a £50m deal. “Of course, we have candidates in mind. But the position of centre forward is currently the most difficult to fill in European top football,” Zorc told Spark…

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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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Batshuayi’s future at Chelsea, but Hazard could leave in the summer

Michy Batshuayi has made a bright start to his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund, and quite obviously, it has raised questions over his future at Chelsea. The Belgian striker joined the Blues in a €40 million move from Marseille in the summer of 2016. In his one-and-a-half at Chelsea, he never quite managed to cement his place in Antonio Conte’s starting eleven. He was allowed to join Borussia Dortmund on a loan move in January as the Blues signed Olivier Giroud from Arsenal. Since his move, Batshuayi has scored three…

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Aubameyang arrives at Arsenal training ground to complete record transfer

It appears that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is now closer than ever to complete his move to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund. Both clubs have been locked in talks over the striker for quite some time, but it was only on Monday that an agreement was reached over the transfer fee. However, there was still a little sticking point of Dortmund finding a suitable replacement in time. Regardless, it seems that the Gabon international has already arrived at the club’s training ground sometime earlier today to complete his move to the North London…

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Five major Premier League signings possible in the last week of January window

It has been quite an eventful January, and a huge amount of talent has switched allegiances up until now. However, with only a week left in the window, we expect to see a bump in transfer activity and some major movement in the coming days. Here’s our take on five biggest Premier League transfers that are expected to take place in the last week of the ongoing transfer window. 5. Aymeric Laporte – Athletic Bilbao to Manchester City Manchester City can’t possibly imagine improving on their first half of the…

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Are we witnessing the best January transfer window in the recent years?

It has been quite a busy January transfer window in Premier League this season. More often than not, the winter transfer window remains devoid of big transfers. And big clubs very rarely let go of their key players in January. Most managers hate this window and have publicly talked about abolishing it completely. However, circumstances have conspired in such a way this month that we can expect to see some very different-looking top sides in the league post-January. To start things off, Liverpool made a big statement in the first…

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Jose Mourinho eyes a summer move for Bundesliga wonderkid

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is eyeing a summer move for Borussia Dortmund ace Ousmane Dembele, according to the latest report in the Sun. The young French striker was a target for major European clubs such as United, Chelsea and Arsenal last summer but he opted to join Dortmund from Rennes in a €15m move. In his first season in Germany, the 19-year-old has lived up to the lofty expectations and has contributed with eight goals and 15 assists in Bundesliga and Champions League together. The report adds that Dortmund…

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Liverpool face another Bundesliga setback

Liverpool have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud. Monchengladbach have officially confirmed that their 21-year-old star midfielder will join fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the summer. Dahoud’s contract with his current club runs out in 2018. The deal has reportedly cost £10.3 million to Dortmund and player is expected to sign a five-year contract. BREAKING: Mahmoud #Dahoud will complete a move to @BVB this summer. More details: https://t.co/3NLCLuOLRv pic.twitter.com/ucyT1VVk5C — Gladbach (@borussia_en) March 30, 2017 The Syria-born footballer had refused to sign a…

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Champions League outright odds – Who’s the favourite for glory in May?

We have reached the serious territory in this year’s edition of Champions League. Last week, the draw for the quarter-finals took place, and it resulted in some mouth-watering fixtures. Current holders Real Madrid were drawn against another favourites Bayern Munich, while, in a repeat of 2015 final, Barcelona will play Italian giants Juventus. In another promising tie, Borussia Dortmund will take on high-flying Monaco and Premier League champions Leicester City will face Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. In the betting market, Barcelona, who produced a mammoth comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in…

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Mystery remains over Arsene Wenger’s future

The future of long-time Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger continues to draw speculations as his sode dropped further points in the league on Saturday. The Frenchman has come under intense pressure from club fans in the recent weeks. Following the defeat against West Brom, he revealed that he has already taken a decision regarding is future and he will announce it in due time. He said: “I know what I will do so you will know very soon. “Today I do not worry about that. I watch the game, I do…

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Gotze out for the season

Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder, Mario Gotze, will not play this season according to news on the club’s official website. The German international was diagnosed with a metabolic disorder back in February, and news coming from the club today has stated that he will, at best, be able to join training by the early summer. Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke was positive about the World Cup hero’s condition. “BVB wishes Mario Götze a fast recovery,” he said. “Also in the name of their ten million fans.” Gotze moved to league rivals Bayern…

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Chelsea set sights on Bundesliga star

Chelsea have joined the pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, according to the latest report from the Sun. The report claims that the Blues will be competing against the likes of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund for the services of the 21-year-old in the summer. The box-to-box midfielder, who has played at the youth levels for Germany national team, has refused to sign a new contract with Monchengladbach and is expected to leave in the summer. The Blues already have two accomplished central midfielders in Nemanja Matic and N’Golo Kante,…

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Liverpool boss admits transfer talks amid multiple links

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that the Merseyside club have already started preparations for the upcoming summer transfer window. The German manager also added that the club’s participation, or lack of, will dictate their transfer strategy for the summer. “We are in talks with different people – players, agents, all that stuff,” Klopp told the Liverpool Echo. “Not a lot of decisions have been already made at this point. Why should they at this stage? “But we are on the way. At the end, I’m sure we will have…

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AC Milan to make bids for Aguero and Aubameyang

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AC Milan are set to make an attempt to grab Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Corriere dello Sport, via, Football Italia. The Italian side, lauded as one of the biggest clubs in the world, have been in a period of little to no success, with their last appearance in the UEFA Champions League coming in the 2013/2014 season. These supposedly dark days for the club has been blamed on owner Silvio Berlusconi, and it was with great anticipation that the Chinese group Sino-Europe’s interest…

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Liverpool join Man City in pursuit of world-class striker

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is eyeing to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the second time in his managerial career. The Sun claims that the German boss wants to bring his former player to Anfield in the summer and he is ready to sacrifice Daniel Sturridge to complete his wish. The report puts the player’s price tag at £40million, which is quite low going by the current standards in the transfer market. And it goes on to claim that Klopp will sell Sturridge to finance a move for the…

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Dortmund announce Toprak signing, apologise for attacks at RB Leipzig game

Borussia Dortmund have officially announced the signing of Bayer Leverkusen defender Omer Toprak, effective at the start of the next transfer window. The 27-year-old Turkish international had a release clause reportedly in the region of €12M which Dortmund will meet, and he is expected to sign a four-year contract at the club. He moved to Leverkusen in 2011, and over time, has gained recognition as one of the best centre-backs in the Bundesliga. “Omer Toprak is a strong defender with international experience and great leadership qualities,” Dortmund sporting director Michael…

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“Madrid is a dream,” Aubameyang says, as rumors of Isco’s exit intensify

In an interview with RMC earlier this week, Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has declared his intention to leave the club in an attempt to make the step up in his career. The 27-year-old Gabonese striker moved to Dortmund in the summer of 2013 and has earned a place among the elite strikers in Europe, with his tally for the season currently sitting at 20. “If I want to go to the next level, I need to leave in the summer. Real Madrid is still a dream, but there has been…

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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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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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The 25 most expensive summer transfers so far

The summer transfer market is just passed halfway, as it started on July 1 and ends on August 31. Time to list the 25 most expensive signings so far! 1. Gonzalo Higuain: from Napoli to Juventus – £76.5 million 2. Hulk: from Zenit to Shanghai SIPG – £47.4m 3. Leroy Sane: from Schalke 04 to Man City – £42.5m 4. Granit Xhaka: from Borussia Mönchengladbach to Arsenal – £38.3m 5. Henrikh Mkhitaryan: from Borussia Dortmund to Man United – £35.7m 6. Sadio Mane: from Southampton to Liverpool – £35m 7.…

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Manchester City youngsters impress against Dortmund

Given Manchester City’s vast financial resources, the club are in the privileged position of being able to buy some of the best players in the world for large amounts of money. Ultimately as a result of that it has been notoriously difficult for young players to break into Manchester City’s first team set-up during recent years. Nevertheless that situation may now change, as Pep Guardiola appears intent on endeavouring to integrate some of the club’s most promising youngsters into his senior squad, just as he did for City’s penalty shoot-out…

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