Chinese-bound Alex Teixeira becomes one of the highest paid players in the world

As reported earlier on Thursday, Liverpool and Chelsea target Alex Texeira will join Jiangsu Suning of the Chinese Super League. According to Calciomercato, and confirmed by Sky Sports on Twitter, the Chinese club will pay an Asian record £38 million for the Brazilian. The record was broken only recently when Atletico’s Jackson Martinez moved to Chinese champions Guaghzuo Evergrande on a £32 million deal. Like Martinez, Teixeira will become one of the highest paid football players in the world, coming in at a joint tenth place with Kevin De Bruyne, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Edinson…

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Diego Costa’s move away from Chelsea got another push

After selling Jackson Martinez to China Atletico Madrid want to lure Chelsea striker Diego Costa back to the club, according to The Daily Mail. The Primera Divsion team have money to spend after selling forward Jackson Martinez to Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande for an Asian record fee £31 million on Tuesday. Now, Atletico are willing to spend that money to lure Costa back to the Vicente Calderon this summer, after selling the 27-year-old to Chelsea in the summer of 2014, with the Blues meeting the Spain international’s £32 million release-clause. Costa never really…

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Chinese club signs Jackson Martinez for record fee [Best Tweets]

In one of the most shocking transfer moves ever, Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande have signed Jackson Martinez from Atletico Madrid for an Asian record transfer fee of £31 million. The BBC has confirmed the player’s imminent transfer in one of the biggest deals of Asian football. He will join the likes of former Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari and former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho at his new club. The Colombian moved to the Spanish giants from FC Porto in a £35 million move in the summer. However, he failed to impress during his time…

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Good and bad at Tottenham: Belgian target wants move, striker bid rejected

Axel Witsel has been on Tottenham’s radar for quite some time and the Belgian star has now opened the door to a potential summer move from Zenit, according to Standard Sport. As reported by Standard Sport in September, the Spurs were willing to pay £17 million for the midfielder during the last summer transfer window, to reunite him with Belgian team-mates Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Nacer Chadli and Toby Alderweireld. Zenit are currently in Qatar, holding a winter training camp. Witsel ruled out of move this month, but opened the…

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Chelsea considering four strikers to strengthen squad

Chelsea have settled on a reported four-man shortlist of strikers they could look to sign in January, as reported by different news outlets, among them The Times. Manager Guus Hiddink recently conceded that The Blues are short of depth up front. At the moment, the Dutchman’s only fit options are Diego Costa and Loic Remy, which is a deep concern. Accoring to The Times’ Matt Hughes, the defending Premier League champions are “considering making bids” for Atletico Madrid’s Jackson Martinez, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino. Chelsea are also looking at…

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The best transfers of the summer so far: NO Man United or Chelsea players feature as title contenders do TERRIBLE business

It’s been another busy summer with several big names and big fees swarming the market. And the best part about it is that it’s not over yet! With just over two weeks to go there are a number of big deals left to be done. However, until then, we’re highlighting the best deals already done. Arturo Vidal – Juventus to Bayern Munich With Bastian Schweinsteiger departing, the Chilean stepped in to represent the changing of the guard at the Alianz Arena. His box-to-box all action approach should ensure that the…

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Arsenal MISS OUT on Jackson Martinez, who CONFIRMS he’s joining Atletico Madrid

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Arsenal have missed out on Porto star Jackson Martinez, after the striker confirmed that he will be moving to Atletico Madrid this summer. READ MORE: Arsenal Transfer News Juventus agree to sell Arsenal target to top European club Arsenal and Chelsea urged to splash £25m on new Paul Pogba According to Sky Sports, the La Liga side triggered the Colombian’s release clause of £24.8m, with the formalities set to be completed once he returns from the Copa America, which should be in the very near future, after his country were knocked…

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Arsenal gossip: Wenger to miss out on £25m strike ace but Turkish wing wizard in talks over move

Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour gossip. Arsenal’s hopes of signing Colombia international Jackson Martinez, 28, are over after the Porto forward agreed a four-year deal with Atletico Madrid, according to Spanish paper AS. The deal will likely be announced once Martinez’s involvement in the Copa America comes to an end. Former Gunners legend Bob Wilson believes that the arrival of Petr Cech will allow Wojciech Szczesny to up his game, Sky Sports reports. Wilson hopes the Polish international will take the opportunity to learn from the veteran Cech…

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Arsenal suffer HUGE transfer hit as Jackson Martinez apparently joins Spanish giants

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Arsenal may have suffered a massive blow in their transfer plans after the agent of Porto striker Jackson Martinez claimed that the player has signed for Spanish big guns Atletico Madrid, according to AS. READ MORE: FIFA 16: Arsenal players set for huge ratings increase Arsenal’s best XI last season Eight huge transfers set to go ahead this summer including Arsenal target Luiz Henrique Pompeo appeared to confirm to reporters in Spain that the Colombian had penned a four-year deal with Diego Simeone’s side, who have paid €35m for the…

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Arsenal news and rumours: Petr Cech deal close but another target slips away

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Here is Monday’s news and gossip concering Arsenal: READ MORE: Arsenal Transfer Rumours Arsenal’s best XI last season Arsenal star considering Manchester City move Petr Cech’s move to Arsenal has moved one step closer, as Sky Sports report that the 33-year-old has agreed personal terms with the Gunners. However, the report also suggests that a fee is still yet to be agreed with Chelsea. And he could be joined at the Emirates next season by Porto striker Jackson Martinez, if reports in The Telegraph are correct. Arsene Wenger’s side are…

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Jackson Martinez admits he’s waiting for Arsenal’s £25m offer

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In demand Porto striker Jackson Martinez has admitted that he is waiting for Arsenal to come in with a £25m offer for his services this summer, according to the Daily Express. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Gossip Arsenal legend backs star man to lead Gunners to the title Nine Premier League bargain buys The Colombian international is currently on Copa America duty in Chile and has already confirmed that he will be leaving Portuguese giants Porto in this summer’s transfer window. Reports recently claimed that he would be on his…

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Arsenal news and gossip: Starlet wants to leave and striker target to make decisions

Monday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumours. Arsenal starlet Gedion Zelalem has admitted that he could be on his way out of the club this summer, according to the Metro. The USA youth international feels a loan move will help him get some much needed first team football if he is unable to make his breakthrough in the near future. Long standing Gunners target Jackson Martinez is set to decide on whether he will join Arsenal in the next couple of days, the Metro reports. The Colombian international has long…

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Arsenal news and transfer roundup: Cech deal imminent and Walcott to pen new deal

The weekend’s biggest Arsenal transfer gossip all under one roof. Arsenal could complete the £11m signing of Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech by the end of the week, according to the Daily Mail. Chelsea are reluctantly ready to let him move across London, with talks between the two set to take place at some point in the next few days. However, Arsenal are not prepared to get into a bidding war with anybody in the race to sign Liverpool star Raheem Sterling, the London Evening Standard reports. The Gunners, along with…

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Arsenal set to miss out as striker target opts for Serie A move

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Arsene Wenger may be about to miss out on one of his main transfer targets of the summer, as Porto striker Jackson Martinez has reportedly agreed to join AC Milan. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Gossip According to The Guardian, the Colombian – who is currently away with the national squad at the Copa America – will take part in a medical next week after the Rossoneri activated his €35m release clause, the Portuguese side’s president has confirmed. “Before going on holiday Jackson announced he wanted to leave. The €35m…

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Twelve Premier League transfer targets hoping to shine at the Copa America

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The Copa America is the biggest male footballing event of the summer, so scouts will surely be watching the event intently to find out if their clubs’ particular targets can shine when the pressure is on. The Telegraph have compiled a list of some of the men that may find themselves being monitored very closely ahead of a possible Premier League move once the curtain comes down on the tournament. Here are 12 of the most highly sought after names who will be hoping to shine in Chile over the…

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Arsenal and Liverpool target Jackson Martinez makes decision on which club he will join next

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The agent of FC Porto goal machine Jackson Martinez claims that he has decided which club he wants to join this summer, the Daily Express reports. READ MORE: Liverpool News and Goals The Colombian international has already stated his desire to leave the club during the transfer window, with a number of Premier League sides all vying for his signature. And now it appears that the 28-year-old will announce which club he will be heading off in the next few days after it was reported that the £25m release clause…

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Arsenal confirm Jackson Martinez interest, but only if they can offload misfit strikers

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will make a summer move for Porto striker Jackson Martinez, but only if he can rid himself of a number of unwanted stars, according to the Daily Mirror. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Goals Wenger wants to offload the likes of Joel Campbell, Yaya Sanogo and Lukas Podolski, who have all failed to impress him last season. He believes that the offloading the misfiring trio will free up around £25m to put towards sealing the signature of the Colombian international. Spanish sides Villarreal and Real Sociedad,…

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Arsenal ready to pounce for quadruple £85m transfer raid

Arsenal are apparently lining up a stunning £85m quadruple transfer raid this summer that would hopefully see them sign Porto’s Jackson Martinez, Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, Arturo Vidal and Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, according to the Metro. READ MORE: Arturo Vidal’s agent meets with Arsenal officials after FA Cup final Arsenal send scouts to check on Sevilla hit man Southampton midfielder wants Arsenal switch Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has identified the foursome as the ideal candidates to help the club reclaim the Premier League title after a lengthy absence. Colombian…

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Arsenal given boost as Porto striker confirms he will be leaving club

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The path may now be clear for Arsenal to sign Porto striker Jackson Martinez, after the Colombian confirmed that he intends to leave his current side this summer. READ MORE: Arsenal Goals and Highlights According to the Metro, the 28-year-old has already agreed personal terms with the Gunners, and while the two sides still need to agree a fee, Martinez suggested that his future lies elsewhere. “I’m leaving Porto,” he said. “I’m focused on the national team at the moment, but I’m waiting to see what my future holds,” he…

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Martinez ‘agrees terms with Arsenal’

Reports in Portugal claim that FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez has agreed terms with Arsenal ahead of a high-profile summer move to the Emirates Stadium, according to the Metro. Martinez has been considerably sought after for some time and this summer looks set to be the time for him to move on, having been given a send off by Porto supporters in their last game of the season against Penafiel on Friday. The Colombian has reportedly been looking to move on, with Manchester United and Tottenham linked, but Arsenal now have agreed a…

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