Chelsea battle with Arsenal in pursuit of midfielder

Chelsea’s pursuit of Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri is under threat as London-rivals Arsenal have also joined the race for the 26-year-old. Sky Sports claims that the Gunners have already held discussions with the representatives of Seri regarding a summer move. Arsenal’s director of football, Raul Sanllehi, is reportedly leading the negotiations for the Ivory Coast international. Sanllehi rates Seri highly and nearly signed him for Barcelona last summer. Reports suggest that the former Barcelona man still enjoys a good working relationship with Seri’s camp. However, Arsenal still have a long…

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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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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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Balotelli back to his old ways after initial promise in France

For a while, it appeared that notorious striker Mario Balotelli has turned around his sinking career following his move to French side Nice in the summer. The Italian, who joined the Ligue 1 side on a one-year deal in the summer, made a bright start to his life in France and managed to score five league goals in his first three appearances for his new side. However, it now appears that the Italian is struggling with discipline in France too. The 26-year-old was recently accused by his teammate Valentin Eysseric…

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Mario Balotelli speaks out against Jurgen Klopp

You can’t keep Mario Balotelli out of the news. The Italian striker has made a phenomenal start to his spell in France. He has managed to score six goals in five appearances for Nice and has shown remarkable improvement in form. It’s too early to say whether the old Balotelli is back, but signs are looking good at the moment. The 26-year-old, however, has not ceased to be controversial and has hit out on Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in his recent comments. Balotelli claimed that he was given a cold…

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Another brace from Liverpool reject Mario Balotelli propels Nice to the summit of Ligue 1

Liverpool-reject Mario Balotelli has finally found some form on his loan move with Ligue 1 side Nice. The 26-year-old, who joined Liverpool in 2014 for £16m, managed to score just one goal in his first season for the Reds. In the summer of 2015, he joined his former club AC Milan on a loan move. However, his time with Milan was plagued with injuries, and he managed only eight starts and a solitary goal during his second spell with the club. This summer, he joined Nice on a free season-long…

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Leicester City to sign “new N’Golo Kante”, offer new big contract to star player

Various French media outlets are reporting that Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy is close to signing a contract at Premier League champions Leicester City. According to Calciomercato, the 23-year-old player is expected to complete a £9.5 million transfer in order to become the replacement of N’Golo Kante, who has been linked with moves to pretty much every big Premier League club as well as Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain. The 23-year-old started every Ligue 1 match for Nice last season and was key in helping the club finish fourth in the table, securing a place…

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Liverpool in for former Newcastle star

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is interested in bringing former Newcastle United star Hatem Ben Arfa to Anfield. The Sun has exclusively claimed that Ben Arfa is set for a return to the Premier League as Klopp is set to make a move for him in the transfer window. The 27-year-old is currently playing for Ligue 1 club Nice and seemed to have rediscovered his lost form. Ben Arfa was once considered one of the best talents in French football and signed for Newcastle in 2011. However, disciplinary problems consistently affected his career in…

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