Current most expensive XI in the Premier League

English Premier League clubs are accustomed at paying astronomical sums of money to sign players. That has increasingly become the case since the league’s inception in 1992, whereby the transfer fees paid by clubs have grown markedly. Specifically in the inaugural season of the Premier League, Blackburn bought Alan Shearer from Southampton for approximately £3.5m to set a new British record transfer fee. Almost exactly 24 years on, that figure now stands at £55m, which Manchester City paid Wolfsburg for Kevin De Bruyne in 2015. Subsequently De Bruyne would automatically earn…

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Everton to pay release clause of Aston Villa midfielder, Stoke star to reject Toffees

Everton are keen to improve on their last two seasons, in which they finished 11th. The Toffees have a new coach in Ronald Koeman and are eager to return to the Premier League’s top five. The club has been linked with a number of players this summer, while some of their biggest starts have been linked with a move away from Goodison Park. Just think about Romelu Lukaku and John Stones. It’s been obvious that Everton are looking to add more quality to their midfield. Zenit’s Axel Witsel was apparently close to…

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Dortmund interested in signing Premier League duo

Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing both Moussa Sissoko and Xherdan Shaqiri from Newcastle United and Stoke City respectively. Sissoko’s future destination unknown After performing brilliantly during the knock-out stages of the European Championship’s for France, Sissoko is believed to be a transfer target for both Juventus and Manchester United, as recently reported on Le 10 Sport. There is understood to be a direct correlation between the two team’s interests in Sissoko, in the sense that they are both connected to Paul Pogba’s potential transfer from Juventus to Manchester United.…

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Five outstanding young European goalkeepers set to star during the upcoming season

The development of a goalkeeper is similar to that of a fine wine, in that they often improve in quality with age. Nevertheless at the moment there are some outstanding young European goalkeepers who in previous seasons have defied their tender years to amass a considerable number of first team games and are destined to build upon that during the 2016-17 European club season. Whilst it is altogether possible to profile tens of young goalkeepers to whom that claim applies, this article will focus upon five who have become widely…

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Stoke City fans are split on reported Saido Berahino deal

Stoke City are on the verge of landing striker Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion in a £16 million deal, according to The Sunday People. The 22-year-old will sign a long-term contract at the bet365 Stadium and reportedly get a £70,000-a-week deal. On Twitter, a bunch of Potters’ fans were excited about the arrival of Berahino: And if we get berahino 💥💥💥💥💥💥 — Jack Rawlings (@jackscfc100) 26 juni 2016 Would love Berahino at Stoke — Jack Hurlstone (@_barneyrubble) 26 juni 2016 What a start to the window signing Berahino and Arnie on…

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Manchester United among six clubs linked with the “new Riyad Mahrez”

Manchester United and Southampton have both made offers for Adam Ounas and are waiting to hear back from Ligue 1 club Bordeaux. According to a report by French news outlet RMC, both Premier League clubs have joined the race to sign the France Under-20 international, who’s been dubbed the new Riyad Mahrez. The 19-year-old has emerged as one of the hottest prospects in France after breaking onto the Ligue 1 scene last season, providing five goals and two assists in 23 league appearances for Bordeaux, who finished 11th in Ligue 1. The report claims that…

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West Ham table offers for two Serie A stars

West Ham United will move to the Olympic Stadium next season and are hoping to build on a very solid season, in which they reached the preliminary rounds of the Europa League. Manager Slaven Bilic is particulary searching for a top class striker and has been linked with the likes of Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi, Liverpool’s Christian Benteke, and Juventus’ Simone Zaza. According to a report by The Daily Mail, the Hammers have identifyed a new summer transfer target and have launched a £16million bid to sign AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca.…

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Injured Jack Butland sends class message to injured Rob Elliot

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland and Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot are set to miss Euro 2016 for England and Ireland respectively. Butland damaged ankle ligaments in England’s win over Germany, while Elliot will be out for six months with damage to his cruciate ligament. Butland sent a class message to his colleague via Twitter, and even offered him to watch the Euro’s together. mate, gutted for you and wish you a solid recovery! you can come round mine and we can watch the euros together! head up mate! @the_dilsh 🙏🏼 —…

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Premier League trio fighting for Dutch star striker

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Newcastle, Southampton and Stoke are reportedly lining up bids for Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost. The 26-year-old is said to be valued at £15 million by the Bundesliga side, according to Sport Bild and as reported by Goal. Rumours have suggested that the 26-year-old is unhappy at the German club, and he suffered a broken foot during training in January, which has restricted his league appearances to just 16 and his league goals to seven this term. Newcastle, with new coach Rafa Benitez, are in search for a star striker in order…

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Stoke set to bring in Giannelli Imbula

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has confirmed that Stoke are in talks with Porto to sign highly-rated French international midfielder Gianelli Imbula in a deal worth £18million. The mooted transfer fee would be a club-record one for the Potters, whose previous transfer record fee was the £12million they paid for Swiss international midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri from Italian giants Inter in the summer. Imbula is highly-regarded as a powerhouse defensive midfielder and as one of the best up-and-coming players in his position in European football. Potters boss Mark Hughes is confident of…

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