Liverpool set sights on Brandt and Gray

Liverpool are monitoring Leicester City’s young forward, Demarai Gray, according to reports by the Daily Mail. Gray, 20, has been in impressive form for the Foxes, making the most of his substitute appearances for the club this season, with a goal and three assists in 626 minutes in the league, a testament to his effectiveness. The pacy Englishman would serve as the perfect foil to Sadio Mane from the left-wing as his directness plays right into Jurgen Klopp’s brand of high-paced attacking football. Gray is highly-rated and it wouldn’t come…

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Leverkusen star Hakan Calhanoglu banned for 4 months by FIFA

Turkish international Hakan Calhanoglu has been banned from playing professional football for four months by FIFA. BREAKING! @hakanc10 has been suspended by FIFA for four months and will miss the rest of the 2016/17 #Bundesliga season. More to follow. pic.twitter.com/Gzz6WLK5tq — Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) February 2, 2017 The Court of Arbitration for Sport has supported FIFA’s verdict of imposing the ban on Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder. Calhanoglu (22) will now miss the rest of the season and must pay Trabzonspor a fine of 100,000 Euros (£85,900). Turkish club Trabzonspor had claimed that…

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Man United send scouts to watch Bayer Leverusen starlet Hakan Calhanoglu

Manchester United are believed to be closing in on a deal to sign highly-rated Bayer Leverkusen youngster Hakan Calhanoglu, according to the Daily Express. United were linked with a £26.4m move for the midfielder at the tail end of the summer transfer window (via Express) only to see the deal fail to get off the ground. The Express claims that the player had been left unimpressed by Leverkusen’s decision to sell star striker Son Heung Min so late in the window, and similarly looked to book his own exit out…

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Man United gossip: De Gea STAYS as Madrid move falls through and Martial arrives for medical

Transfer deadline day’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumour roundup. David De Gea’s £29m move from Manchester United to Real Madrid has collapsed because the necessary paperwork was not submitted in time, the BBC reports. No official announcement has yet been made by either club. Manchester United are set to complete the £36m signing of 19-year-old Monaco forward Anthony Martial, according to the BBC. The striker, who has been linked with Arsenal, was allowed to leave the France squad on Monday for a medical with Louis van Gaal’s side.…

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Tottenham complete Son Heung-min signing from Bayer Leverkusen

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Bayer Leverkusen forward, according to the BBC. The South Korean international has proved himself to be one of the Bundesliga’s brightest talents over the past few years having scored 29 goals in 87 appearances since arriving from Hamburg back in 2013. The 23-year-old has signed a five-year deal with Spurs – subject to international clearance, with the Daily Mirror claiming that the deal will cost Tottenham £22m (via Daily Mirror). Spurs have already seen two bids for West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino…

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Bundesliga striker in London for Tottenham medical ahead of £21.9m move

Tottenham are reportedly closing in on a £21.9m deal to sign Bayer Leverkusen forward Son Heung-Min, according to the Metro. The 23-year-old is in London to undergo a medical, the Metro report, and is set to become Mauricio Pochettino’s second striker signing of the summer following the arrival of former Lyon man Clinton N’Jie. The Metro add that Spurs have also made two unsuccessful bids for West Brom forward Saido Berahino. Having begun the campaign with three first-team strikers, Pochettino made it clear that he only trusted Harry Kane as…

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Arsenal officials travel to scout Lars Bender ahead of possible move

A team of Arsenal representatives reportedly travelled to Rome this week to cast an eye over Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender during his side’s Champions League clash with Lazio, according to the Metro. Bender seems to be linked with a move to The Gunners during every transfer window, but so far has not addressed the rumours. The 26-year-old, who is the brother of Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Sven, played the full 90 minutes of Leverkusen’s narrow 1-0 defeat to the Serie A side, and Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb claimed that a number…

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Charles Aranguiz snubs Arsenal and Chelsea for Bundesliga switch and reveals why

Chilean international midfielder Charles Aranguiz has rejected the chance to link up with Arsenal or Chelsea in favour of a move to German giants Bayer Leverkusen, the Daily Express reports. The Express claims that 26-year-old underwent a medical with the club on Wednesday ahead of completing his move to the Bundesliga. Both Arsenal and Chelsea had been linked with his signature earlier in the summer after his performances in the Copa America attracted their attention. Strugglers Leicester City were also said to be keeping tabs on his situation as well.…

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