Liverpool fans can’t believe the latest transfer rumour

According to the latest reports, like this one from Sky Sports, veteran goalkeeper Alex Manninger is training with Liverpool with a view to earning a contract with the club. Most Premier League fans would remember the Austrian for his time with Arsenal at the turn of the century. He acted as a backup goalkeeper to Gunners legend David Seaman during his five years with the club. He made an important contribution to the Gunners 1998 title, keeping six clean sheets in a row and special dispensation was granted so he could be…

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Liverpool opponent celebrates European loss at empty Anfield [Video]

Augsburg fought hard but ultimately came up short at Anfield, losing 1-0 to Liverpool and therefore being eliminated from the Europa League on a 2-1 aggregate. Still, the German club’s fans stayed at the stadium in support of the players, who made the kind gesture of going wild one last time before returning to the Bundesliga once and for all this season.

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Chelsea close in on new signing as defensive target passes medical

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Chelsea are on the verge of making their third signing of the summer as Augsburg full-back Adbul Baba Rahman has reportedly completed his medical ahead of a £21m move, according to the Daily Express. Having re-sold Felipe Luis back to Atletico Madrid earlier in the summer (via Daily Mail) The Blues have been on the look out for more cover in their wide defensive areas. The Express report that Jose Mourinho highlighted his need to bring in a replacement for the Brazilian last week, and that was backed up by…

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Chelsea agree deal to sign €25m full-back Adbul Baba Rahman

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Chelsea have reportedly agreed a deal to sign highly-rated Augsburg full-back Abdul Baba Rahman for a fee of around €25m, according to the Metro. The club re-sold Brazilian star Felipe Luis back to Atletico Madrid earlier this week (via Daily Mail), prompting Jose Mourinho to splash the cash on the Ghanaian left-back as a replacement. And now, according to German publication SportBild Mourinho has moved quickly to spend the £15.8m he received for the Brazil international to bring Rahman to Stamford Bridge. The Metro state that the 21-year-old is one…

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Chelsea gossip: Young full-back set to sign and Hazard backed to life Ballon d’Or

Tuesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes the leadership qualities of 24-year-old forward Eden Hazard make him a candidate to captain the Blues, the London Evening Standard reports. Mourinho also said he regards Hazard as a better player than Real Madrid’s Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, The Times reports. Mourinho believes the Belgian outplayed Ronaldo last term. Chelsea are close to signing Galatasaray left-back Alex Telles, according to the Metro. The Blues are looking for a replacement for Filipe Luis after all but agreeing…

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Chelsea close in on Abdul Baba Rahman as he wants to live in London

Chelsea are believed to be close to sealing a deal to sign young left-back Abdul Baba Rahman as he would reportedly prefer to live in London rather than Rome, according to the Metro. The Blues have been linked with a move for the Augsburg starlet several time over the past month, as Jose Mourinho searches for a replacement for flop Brazil international Felipe Luis, but as yet no deal has been done. Italian giants Roma have also been taking him under consideration, but with Felipe Luis rumoured to be closing…

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