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  • Bayern Munich Confirm 'Very Good' Sandro Wagner Talks Amid Transfer Rumours

    Bayern Munich look to have taken a significant step toward completing the January signing of Hoffenheim striker Sandro Wagner after confirming "very good talks" have taken place ahead of the winter transfer window. Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic spoke to the media and said an agreement over the transfer fee is the main obstacle, per ESPN FC's Stephan Uersfeld: "We held very good talks. Of course, it will also be about the transfer fee. We are relaxed, have no pressure, but have...

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  • West Ham Fans Warned to Stop Calling 999 to Complain About Club

    Essex Police have taken to Twitter to tell West Ham United fans not to ring 999 to complain about the club losing. The Force Control Room sent the message out after the Hammers lost 2-0 to Watford on Sunday: Force Control Room added it was a "genuine call" they had received, one of "hundreds" wrongfully made to 999 on a daily basis. Manager David Moyes was taking charge of his first game with the Irons, but his side failed to muster a result as Will Hughes and Richarlison fired the Hornets to...

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  • Mohamed Salah Backed to Join Real Madrid by Former Egypt International Mido

    Former Egypt international Mido has backed Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to join Real Madrid. The retired striker, who counts Tottenham Hotspur, Middlesbrough and Wigan Athletic among his former clubs, hailed his compatriot after he bagged a brace in the Reds' 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday: The goals took Salah's tally to 14 for the season in 18 appearances, putting him level with last year's top scorer Philippe Coutinho—who scored the same number in twice as many games—and he also has...

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  • Barcelona Reportedly Considering Mesut Ozil as Philippe Coutinho Alternative

    Barcelona will reportedly look to Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil as an alternative to Philippe Coutinho this January, with the Catalan club's board said to be divided on whether to revive interest in Liverpool's talisman.  Pete Jenson of MailOnline reported Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez wishes to pick up their pursuit of Coutinho where the club left off, while general manager Pep Segura wants to consider Ozil as an option. The Blaugrana were linked with Coutinho throughout the...

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  • Arsenal to Reportedly Sign Borussia Dortmund Chief Scout Sven Mislintat

    Arsenal are reportedly close to announcing the recruitment of Borussia Dortmund's chief scout Sven Mislintat.  According to Sport Bild (h/t Owen Fulda of the Daily Star), the Gunners have paid £1.8 million to Dortmund in compensation to sign Mislintat, who will replace chief scout Steve Rowley at the Emirates Stadium, with Rowley leaving the club at the end of the season. James Olley of the Evening Standard reported the compensation fee to be lower: He added it is not yet known whether...

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  • Manchester United Reportedly Prioritise Gareth Bale, Antoine Griezmann Transfers

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will reportedly be handed "full command" of the club's transfers as part of his new contract, with Real Madrid's Gareth Bale and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann top of his list. Catalan newspaper Sport reported United are desperate to keep Mourinho and will hand him a new deal worth £19.5 million per year to ensure he doesn't leave for the Paris Saint-Germain (h/t Joe Short of the Daily Express). Part of that agreement will see the Portuguese tactician...

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  • Could the Return of Peerless Paul Pogba Reignite the Premier League Title Race?

    It seems a little superfluous to point out Manchester United missed their £89.3 million midfielder. A little like idly speculating one might miss a misplaced leg.Yet even in a world where it is hard to think of any news that would be small enough not to be news at all, Paul Pogba's 10-week absence, encompassing 13 matches, seems a little unreported. Or more pertinently, the consequences of his absence have. There have been minute-by-minute updates on various visits to barber shops but less in...

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  • Tony Pulis Sacked by West Brom: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    West Bromwich Albion have sacked manager Tony Pulis following the team's disappointing run of form in the Premier League.  News that Pulis has been given his marching orders came via the club's official website on Monday. Baggies chairman John Williams thanked Pulis for his efforts but made it clear that results were not good enough in comments to the club's official website: "These decisions are never taken lightly but always in the interests of the club. "We are in a results business and...

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  • Manchester City to Reportedly Duel Liverpool for Virgil van Dijk After Stones KO

    Manchester City are reportedly on a winter collision course with Liverpool after it emerged the Citizens will up their interest in Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk after losing John Stones to a hamstring injury. City manager Pep Guardiola told reporters after Saturday's 2-0 win against Leicester City that Stones looked likely to be sidelined for six weeks, which could force the club to invest in their defence during the January transfer window: “We’re going to discuss when January is...

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  • Italian Football Federation Want Antonio Conte to Return as Italy Manager

    Carlo Tavecchio, the president of the Italian Football Federation, has given a strong indication he wants Antonio Conte to take over as Italy boss for a second time.  He spoke to Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t BBC Sport) and implied Conte is his first choice: "[Massimiliano] Allegri, [Roberto] Mancini, [Carlo] Ancelotti...I say getting warmer. And Conte? Fire." Gian Piero Ventura was sacked as Italy boss after they lost to Sweden in their play-off for the 2018 World Cup, the first time since 1958 the...

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  • Shkodran Mustafi Labels Inter Milan Rumours 'The Biggest S--t' in Media Outburst

    Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi has launched a stern defence of his place at Arsenal and described this past summer's rumours linking him with a move to Inter Milan as "the biggest s--t" conjured up by the media.  The Germany international was touted as a possible signing for the Nerazzurri, but a move never materialised, and when quizzed on those rumours after scoring in Saturday's 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, he told reporters: “You like to get the s--t, the biggest s--t. That's your...

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  • Paul Pogba Is 'Great' but Not Yet at Steven Gerrard's Level, Says Rafa Benitez

    Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has said Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is not yet at the level Steven Gerrard achieved following the Magpies' 4-1 defeat to the Red Devils on Saturday. According to the Mirror's David McDonnell, Benitez said: "No, they’re different. Stevie was a top-class player for so many years. He was very consistent and could make the difference in every game, with or without the ball. "He was a top-class player. Pogba is a great player, but he still has to be...

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  • PSG Reportedly Eye Liverpool Star Philippe Coutinho as Primary Summer Target

    Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is reportedly at the top of Paris Saint-Germain's shopping list ahead of next summer, with the French club hoping to revive one of 2017's biggest transfer sagas.  Barcelona were the club most closely associated with a move for Coutinho over the summer months, but PSG ran a close second, and French journalist Julien Maynard has said he'll be their priority at the end of this season (h/t Daily Mirror). James Benson of the Daily Express provided a translation...

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  • Liverpool Transfer News: Daniel Sturridge Eyes January Exit Amid Latest Rumours

    Daniel Sturridge is reportedly looking to move away from Liverpool in the January transfer window as his lack of game time at Anfield is putting his England 2018 FIFA World Cup place in jeopardy. According to Darren Lewis in the Mirror, the former Manchester City and Chelsea forward will "spark a mid-season scramble" by opting to quit Anfield, and "sources close to him are hoping Liverpool will put a realistic price-tag on his head when the transfer window reopens." Lewis added a loan deal could...

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  • Manchester United Transfer News: Alex Grimaldo Scouted in Latest Rumours

    Manchester United reportedly had a scout at Benfica's 2-0 Taca de Portugal defeat of Vitoria Setubal on Saturday to cast their eye over left-back Alex Grimaldo. According to Portuguese outlet O Jogo (via Sport Witness), United manager Jose Mourinho is "attentive" to the 22-year-old defender, who has been heavily linked to the Manchester outfit lately. It is little surprise United have been linked with a left-back given it is a troublesome position for the Red Devils at the moment. Luke Shaw...

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  • Manchester United Transfer News: Latest David De Gea, Real Madrid Rumours

    Real Madrid are once again being linked with Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, as the latest reports from the British press state the Red Devils are "bracing" for yet another approach from the La Liga giants. According to Simon Mullock of the Daily Mirror, the Mancunians are well aware De Gea plans to return to the Spanish capital one day, and it will only get harder to keep hold of him. The 27-year-old expressed his desire to move to the Bernabeu in 2015 and almost completed a...

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  • Real Madrid Transfer News: Harry Kane Dismisses Rumours, Commits Future to Spurs

    Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane has dismissed speculation he could be on his way to Real Madrid, saying he wants to play for Spurs for life. The England international gave an interview to Bild am Sonntag (h/t London Evening Standard's Jessica Morgan) in which he explained why he would love to stay in north London: "My goal is to play my entire career only for Tottenham. We have a fantastic team, a great coach, a professional training centre and we're getting a new stadium. At the moment,...

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  • Chris Coleman Announced as Sunderland Manager After Resigning from Wales Job

    Former Wales national team manager Chris Coleman, who only just resigned from the job after the nation missed out on a spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, has been announced as the new coach of Sunderland. The club announced the news via their official website.  Per the report, Coleman has already guided the Black Cats through a training session, and he will be in charge of the Championship fixture against Aston Villa. Chief executive Martin Bain was excited to add the 47-year-old to the...

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  • Dortmund Scout Sven Mislintat Reportedly Leaving Club to Join Arsenal

    Arsenal are reportedly set to snap up Borussia Dortmund's revered scout Sven Mislintat. According to SportBild (h/t Andy Ha of Football.London), the Gunners will part with a six-figure amount to bring Mislintat to the Emirates Stadium, with the acquisition potentially to be announced next week. Per the report, Mislintat has been dubbed a "super scout" in the past and has been responsible for Dortmund picking up talent such as Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele and current forward Pierre...

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  • Thiago Silva Urges Philippe Coutinho to Leave Liverpool for PSG

    Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva has admitted he is hopeful his team can do a deal for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho and that he has spoken to him about his future. Talking to Telefoot (h/t The Independent), Silva was candid when quizzed on PSG's interest in his Brazil team-mate, suggesting he is hopeful a deal may even be done in the January window. "I talk a lot with Coutinho," he said. "I hope that at the end of the season or even before, it could be a nice surprise for us. I...

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  • Liverpool Transfer News: David Brooks Rumours, Philippe Coutinho Latest

    Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to battle it out for the signature of Sheffield United's highly rated midfielder David Brooks. According to Bill Cooper of the Sunday Mirror, while there are a number of teams said to be keen on signing the 20-year-old, the Reds and Spurs are at the head of the queue. Cooper's report suggested the Wales international is valued at around £20 million by the Blades, with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said...

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  • Chelsea Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Willian and Bernard

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to swoop for Chelsea forward Willian in the January transfer window should the Brazilian move on. According to Neil Fissler of the Sunday Express, the 29-year-old is considering his options in the mid-season market, especially with the Blues linked with a potential move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Lucas Moura. "A move for Moura would make Willian surplus to requirements and they know they will won't have any problems in finding a...

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  • Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners to Rival Spurs for Richarlison in Latest Rumours

    Arsenal are reportedly ready to battle with local rivals Tottenham Hotspur for the signature of Watford prodigy Richarlison. According to Harry Pratt and Tony Stenson of the Daily Star Sunday, the Gunners have been keeping a close eye on the development of the Brazilian, who has impressed since arriving in the Premier League in the summer. The Hornets are said to value him at £25 million. "Richarlison caught Arsene Wenger's eye in Watford's 2-1 win over the Gunners last month and the fact he...

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  • Manchester United Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Danny Rose and Luke Shaw

    Manchester United are reportedly ready to move for Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose in the January transfer window and are willing to include Luke Shaw as part of any deal. According to Simon Mullock of the Sunday Mirror, United would be willing to part with as much as £40 million to land Rose, who was left out of the squad for Spurs' meeting with Arsenal on Saturday. "Tottenham insist there has not been a bust-up between player and manager," Mullock wrote, though he added that the Red...

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