Transfer Round: Evra returns, Depay to leave, Terry stays

January transfer window is known for its unsettling nature which involves players losing focus halfway through the season, panic buys and inflated deals. A Different League brings you the top transfer stories from the iconic day that today is, Friday the 13th. CHELSEA LEGEND JOHN TERRY GOING NOWHERE The 36-year-old central defender has found it difficult to break into Conte’s back three having made just four starts in the Premier League this season. Following the arrival of Nathan Ake from Bournemouth, there were rumours linking the former England captain with…

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Top ten clubs with highest net debt, Manchester United still on top?

The European Club Football Landscape report reveals that English giants Manchester United have accrued a debt of £464million courtesy the Glazers’ take over of the club in 2005. It has also been reported that the debt value went up by 25% over the past one year taking their sum of debt to €200million more than any other club in Europe. This has also been the source of widespread anger among the Red Devils fanbase, who have often expressed their outburst publicly over the years. United might lead the pack when it comes…

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Inter and Juventus to fight over Paris Saint-Germain star

Inter Milan are readying a massive €78M bid for 24-year-old PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, according to a report by Repubblica this morning. Following their takeover by the Chinese Suning Group last summer, Inter have made waves in the transfer market, with players like Gabriel Barbosa, Joao Mario and Antonio Candreva making big money moves to the Milan club. The new Chinese owners are keen to bring the club back to its winning ways, and this new bid is a clear statement of intent. They will come under fierce competition from rivals…

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Has Patrice Evra ended his feud with Luis Suarez?

The feud between Luis Suarez and Patrick Evra was one of the most talked about feuds in Premier League in recent history. The pair clashed with each other in 2011 when the former Manchester United defender accused the former Liverpool striker of using racist language against him during the 1-1 draw between both the clubs. The Uruguayan striker was subsequently banned for eight games and fined £40,000 after he was found guilty of using racist language. The dispute between the players didn’t end there as Suarez refused to shake Evra’s…

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Champions League witnessed superb goalkeeping performances on Tuesday night [Video]

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Goalkeepers were in top form during Tuesday night’s Champions League fixtures. We witnessed some top-notch performances from the likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Hugo Lloris and Kasper Schmeichel for their respective teams on the night. Buffon produced an MOTM performance as ten-man Juventus managed to beat Lyon 1-0 away from home. The Italian produced a couple of world class saves, which included a save on Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty. BUFFON IS BACK! Fantastic save on Lacazette's penalty. pic.twitter.com/VrxDJoAbIz — Stereo Serie A Radio (@StereoSerieA) October 18, 2016 Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris was…

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Arsenal target set to leave his club next summer

Arsenal and Juventus target Julian Draxler will definitely leave his current club Wolfsburg, his agent has confirmed. The German international expressed his desire to leave Wolfsburg last summer, but he was forced to stay with his current club by the club board. Arsenal and Juventus were both linked with the 23-year-old during the summer. Paris Saint-Germain and Everton are other clubs who were also linked with interest in the player. Draxler’s agent Fabio Parisi has now revealed that Juventus were indeed interested in his client and even spoke to him…

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Antonio Conte is desperately looking for a centre-back

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is still desperately looking for a world-class centre-back. The Italian manager attempted to sign multiple targets during the summer but eventually had to settle with David Luiz on the transfer deadline day. Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed this week that the Blues made multiple attempts, including a £58m bid, to sign Kalidou Koulibaly last summer. “They offered to me £30, 35, 40, 45, 50 [million],” De Laurentiis told Sky Sports. “Mr Conte I said, ‘Marina [Granovskaia, Chelsea director] is behind me, follow me’, I offered…

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Spanish striker confirms a £60m bid from Chelsea

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has revealed that Chelsea made an unsuccessful £60m bid for him in the summer transfer window. Morata moved back to Real Madrid this summer after his former club activated the £23 million buy-back option to re-sign him. He had originally joined Juventus from Los Blancos in a £17m move in 2014. The 23-year-old told in a recent interview that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who also signed him at Juventus, wanted to bring him to Stamford Bridge, but his heart was set on moving back to…

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Chelsea close to signing keeper, also interested in Juventus star

Chelsea are closing on a deal for Dinamo Zagreb goalkeeper Eduardo. Dinamo manager Zlatko Kranjcar confirmed that news that the 33-year-old is set to sign for the West London club in the coming days. When asked whether the upcoming Champions League game against Red Bull Salzburg will be the Portuguese keeper’s last for the Croatian club, Kranjcar said: “Yes, I think so. “Eduardo has been given an amazing opportunity to leave for a big club like Chelsea. “When he arrived, we gained security in our team, and in my time in…

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Leicester City to try their luck at beating top clubs for the “next Suarez”

Leicester City have been busy this summer, preparing their Premier League title defence. Now, the Foxes have joined an elite group of teams trying to lure Brazilian starlet Gabriel Barbosa to Europe. Leicester are prepared to make a bid of £25 million for the 19-year-old forward, who is currently representing Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio, and are scheduled to meet the Santos player’s representatives next week, according to a report by The Sun. Serie A champions Juventus seemed very close to signing the player known by the name…

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Paul Pogba “confirms” Juventus stay, Manchester United fans go crazy

Paul Pogba is still dominating all the media headlines with a record move from Juventus to Manchester United on the verge of being completed. However, now it seems the midfielder has confirmed his Juve stay. According to multiple reports last week, United will offer Juventus £100 million for the services of the France international. The Premier League giants are also preparing a massive wage offer, which would translate to a staggering £11.1 million per season for a five-year contract. That would essentially be trebling his current salary in Turin. Meanwhile, Real Madrid dropped out of…

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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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Paul Pogba trolls as talks with Manchester United stall and Real Madrid reignite interest

For months, Paul Pogba has been linked with a transfer to back to Manchester United. The Juventus player once left Old Trafford on a free transfer, but United have been rumoured to put huge cash on the table to lure the France international back to England. Last week, various Italian newspapers (via Football-Italia) claimed Pogba has told Juventus he wants to leave to the club in order to join the Red Devils. This is crucial for any deal to happen, as the Serie A champions have always said they weren’t…

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Former Manchester United star celebrates latest transfer in style

Gonzalo Higuain is officially a Juventus player. The Argentine striker completed his medicals in Turin before signing a five-year contract worth £6.3 million per season, making him the best paid player at the club and in Serie A. Former Manchester United star Patrice Evra recently extended his contract with the Italian champions and when he got the word of Higuain’s transfer… Well, just watch the video! Welcome to Juventus GONZALO HIGUAIN !!! hahahahahahahaha i love this game !!! Een video die is geplaatst door Patrice Evra (@patrice.evra) op 26 Jul…

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Manchester clubs compete for Serie A star

Manchester United and Manchester City are set to rival each other in the pursuit of Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci. City were said to be leading the pursuit for the Italy international, but the latest reports suggest that United have entered into the foray for the defender. Manchester Evening News claims that Jose Mourinho is keen on signing another defender in the transfer window and has identified the 29-year-old as his primary target. The report adds that Mourinho intends to sell Marcus Rojo this summer and he is unsure whether new signing…

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Arsenal missing out on yet another star striker

Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly set to leave Napoli this summer, but not for Arsenal, as the striker reportedly had a medical after already agreeing personal terms with Juventus. Multiple reports (via Football-Italia) have claimed that the Argentina international has undergone a medical at La Moraleja hospital in Madrid and that the Serie A champions will pay the player’s £78.4 million release clause. There are even photographs online of Higuain’s blood tests, as Juventus directors Fabio Paratici and Beppe Marotta were present, which is why they were notably absent from friday’s Serie…

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Paul Pogba’s agent slams transfer rumours once again

For months, Paul Pogba has been linked with a transfer to back to Manchester United. The Juventus player once left Old Trafford on a free transfer, but United have been rumoured to put huge cash on the table to lure the France international back to England. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football-Italia), they did just that on Monday. The Red Devils will invest a total of £151 million for Pogba, including a £100 million transfer. However, Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent, categorically denied all these claims in an interview with Goal on Tuesday. “All of what…

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Latest on Paul Pogba’s transfer saga: first bid rejected but player wants move

For months, Paul Pogba has been linked with a transfer to back to Manchester United. The Juventus player once left Old Trafford on a free transfer, but United have been rumoured to put huge cash on the table to lure the France international back to England. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football-Italia), they did just that on Monday. The Red Devils will invest a total of £151 million for Pogba, including a £100 million transfer. The report claimed Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent, is currently in Manchester, where he will discuss the possible transfer…

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Manchester City receive massive boost in chase of star defender

With Pep Guardiola arriving at Manchester City, the Premier League giants were primed to hit hard on the summer transfer market. The Citizens have already secured the signings of midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and winger Nolito, with an English record move for Everton’s John Stones reportedly being considered. However, that deal could be unnecessary as La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football-Italia) has revealed that City could be close to landing Juventus star centre-back Leonardo Bonucci. After an initial offer by Chelsea, the Citizens have now made a very serious move for the…

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Manchester United make record bid for Paul Pogba, Juventus begin to falter

With the arrival of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, the Premier League giants were primed to hit big on the summer transfer market. The Red Devils have already secured the services of defender Eric Bailly, midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, they aren’t done, with Mourinho announcing that a fourth transfer will be completed. For months, that appeared to be Paul Pogba. The Juventus player once left Old Trafford on a free transfer, but United have been rumoured to put huge cash on the table to lure the…

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Juventus fans troll Manchester United fans in style

Manchester United fans have been eager to know the future plans of Juventus star player Paul Pogba. The 23-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move back to Old Trafford for months, with the Red Devils reportedly ready to offer £100 million to the Italian champions and wages of £11.1 million per season to Pogba. Meanwhile, Real Madrid dropped out of the race for Pogba, with president Florentino Perez unwilling to put £100 million and the same wage offer on the table, which seemed to open up the door for the…

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Arsenal change targets after facing disappointment in Higuain pursuit

Arsenal’s pursuit of a striker in the transfer window doesn’t look like ending anytime soon. The Gunners have already been rejected by Jamie Vardy of Leicester City and now it seems like they have lost to Juventus in their pursuit of Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain. Sky Italy have claimed that the Argentina striker prefers a move to Turin while Football Italia are reporting that the officials from the two Serie A clubs will meet on Monday to discuss the possible transfer. Meanwhile, Arsenal have started looking for backup options, and…

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Manchester United fans believe Juventus are already spending Paul Pogba’s money

Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly set to leave Napoli this summer, but not for Arsenal or Liverpool,as the striker has reportedly agreed personal terms with Juventus. Juventus now have to convince Napoli to sell their star man, who scored a league record 36 goals last season as the Partenopei finished second behind the Bianconeri. Higuain has a £78.4m release clause in his contract and Juve are willing to add a set of players in order to satisfy Napoli’s needs. Meanwhile, Manchester United fans believe the Old Lady are already spending the money…

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Chelsea target starlet signing, plan to keep hold of midfielder

Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit of Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara, according to the latest reports in Italy. The Blues have maintained interest in the youngster since last season, and now they are planning to place a £18 million bid for him. Italian publication Tuttosport (via talkSPORT) claims that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a huge fan of the 18-year-old and wants to bring him to Stamford Bridge. Diawara made an immediate impact after signing for the Serie A club from Serie D club San Marino last summer. On the back of…

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Chelsea want Lazio star to replace Juventus-bound winger

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has taken no time to set the wheels in motion in the transfer market following his arrival at Stamford Bridge. Italian website Gianluca di Marzio claims that the Italian manager has seemed to have approved winger Juan Cuadrado’s move to Juventus on a permanent deal. The Colombia international spent last season on loan at the Turin club after failing to impress for Chelsea in the second half of the 2014-2015 season following his move from Fiorentina in January 2015. Serie A champions have time and time…

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