Jadon Sancho delays Dortmund’s London flight after forgetting passport

Borussia Dortmund’s flight to London for their Champions League encounter against Tottenham on Wednesday was delayed after England winger Jadon Sancho forgot his passport. The 18-year-old realised his mistake when he arrived at the airport and needed to return home. Dortmund have arrived in England and will train at Wembley on Tuesday before the first leg of the last-16 tie. The 18-year-old has been in better form on the pitch this season, scoring eight goals in 29 appearances. Sancho scored the first as Dortmund drew 3-3 with Hoffenheim on Saturday.

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Arsenal confirm departure of recruitment guru Mislintat

Sven Mislintat, Arsenal’s Head of Recruitment, will leave the club on February 8, the club confirmed on Monday. There had been widespread speculation that Mislintat was set to leave after deciding his future lay away from the Emirates Stadium. Mislintat only joined the club in November 2017 and had spoken about remaining in north London “for a decade”, but departs after just 16 months at the club. “It’s been an amazing experience to work at a great club like Arsenal in what has been a big time of change,” Mislintat…

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Harry Kane out for at least six weeks with ankle injury

Tottenham have confirmed that Harry Kane will be out for at least six weeks following an ankle injury picked up in the weekend’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United. “Following preliminary assessments, we can confirm that Harry Kane has damaged ligaments in his left ankle, sustained during Sunday’s match,” a club statement read. “He will continue to be monitored by our medical staff as he commences rehabilitation and is expected to return to training in early March.” Following preliminary assessments, we can confirm that @HKane has damaged ligaments in his left ankle, sustained…

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Chelsea sign Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for £58m

Chelsea have signed Borussia Dortmund forward Christian Pulisic for 64m euros (£58m) but will loan him to the German club until the end of the season. The 20-year-old United States international, who was linked with Liverpool and Arsenal, joined Dortmund as a youth player in 2015. Pulisic has scored nine goals in 23 games for the US. 🤝 @cpulisic_10 wechselt im Sommer zum @ChelseaFC! Der BVB hat sich mit dem FC Chelsea auf einen Transfer von Christian #Pulisic mit sofortiger Wirkung geeinigt, Chelsea wiederum leiht den 20-Jährigen bis zum Saisonende an den…

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Manchester United draw PSG in Champions League, Liverpool to face Bayern Munich

Manchester United have drawn Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Liverpool will face Bayern Munich and Tottenham will take on Borussia Dortmund. Manchester City were drawn against Bundesliga side Schalke, meaning three of the four English teams will face German opposition. Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the city of Madrid, with Juventus drawn against Atletico. Holders Real Madrid must overcome Dutch side Ajax, while Barcelona will take on Lyon and Roma will face FC Porto. The first legs of the last-16 ties will be split…

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Borussia Dortmund bus attacker sentenced to 14 years in prison

A German court has convicted a man on 28 counts of attempted murder during last year’s attack on the Borussia Dortmund bus. The defendant, identified only as Sergej W in line with German privacy rules, was sentenced to 14 years by the Dortmund state court on Tuesday. The Dortmund defender Marc Bartra and a police officer were injured when three explosions hit the team’s bus as it left a hotel for a Champions League home game on 11 April 2017. Prosecutors alleged that W took out a loan to place a bet that Dortmund’s…

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Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic open to Premier League move

Christian Pulisic has said he is open to moving to the Premier League, with Chelsea understood to be leading the race to sign the forward from Borussia Dortmund next summer. Pulisic has been linked to several Premier League sides including Liverpool and Tottenham in the past but it is understood that Chelsea have shown most interest in prising him away from the Bundesliga leaders. The 20-year-old – who spent a year in Oxfordshire as a child before moving back to the United States with his family – has so far refused to discuss a…

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Usain Bolt leaves Australia’s Central Coast Mariners football club

Usain Bolt’s trial with Australian football club Central Coast Mariners has come to an end. The Jamaican eight-time Olympic sprint champion, 32, joined the A-League side for an “indefinite training period” in August. He scored two goals in his first effort for the Mariners in a friendly, but did not play matches when the season began. Efforts to secure a “commercial solution” to keep Bolt at the club had failed, the Mariners said on Friday. Last month, the Mariners said they had made a contract proposal broken down into “football” and “commercial” terms. However, it…

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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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