Another transfer setback for Chelsea on deadline day

Premier League champions Chelsea can’t seem to get anything right in the transfer market of late. After losing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool, the Blues have now reportedly lost Swansea striker Fernando Llorente to Tottenham. Yesterday we reported that Blues manager Antonio Conte is keen to sign the former Juventus striker, but Spurs have gazumped their move on the deadline day. Spurs reportedly registered their interest in the player last-Wednesday and completed the signing by Thursday morning. According to La Liga journalist Guillem Blagaue, Llorente has agreed on a £12m move…

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Everton ready to sell John Stones, Toffees lining up replacement

Everton manager Ronald Koeman will give the green light on signing £15 million-rated Wilfried Bony as part of the deal that will take John Stones to Manchester City, according to a report by The Sun. Last week, it was claimed that the Citizens were confident of sealing the £50 million signing of the Everton defender, with terms set to be finalised as soon as possible, according to a report by the Daily Mail. If this deal was agreed upon, Stones would have become the joined-most expensive defender in the world. At the…

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West Ham’s stadium deal revealed, Hammers chasing three strikers

On Wednesday, West Ham were unable to secure their place in the FA Cup’s semi-finals, as Manchester United handed the Hammers a 2-1 defeat at Boleyn Ground during their replay in the quarter-finals. A late goal from James Tomkins could not erase Marcus Rashford’s and Marouane Fellaini’s goals for the Red Devils, who will face Everton in the semi-finals. However, West Ham are playing a very solid season. They are currently ranked sixth in the Premier League standings, just one point down from United and a ticket to the Europa League.…

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Sevilla vs Man City – Match preview and team news

Manchester City can give their hopes of making the knockout stages of the Champions League a major boost as they travel to Spain to face Sevilla, who will looking to gain revenge for their late defeat in the reverse fixture. Though scarcely deserved, Kevin de Bruyne’s stoppage time contribution in the match between the sides a fortnight ago appears a potentially crucial one in deciding the outcome of Group D. It leaves Man City on six points and level with leaders Juventus, while Sevilla have three points and sit alongside…

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Man City vs Sevilla – Match preview and team news

Manchester City will be looking for only their second win in their last seven Champions League home games when they take on Europa League holders Sevilla in a pivotal encounter at the Etihad Stadium. The two sides are currently level on three points, both having lost to leaders Juventus and beaten bottom club Borussia Monchengladbach, so the outcome of this double-header could prove highly significant when it comes to deciding who qualifies for the last 16. If City were to claim victory here, it may give them a much-needed psychological advantage when they make the return…

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