Arsenal Update – Gunners ready to launch £32m bid for German defender

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Arsenal are preparing a £32m bid for German defender Mats Hummels according to today’s reports from the Express. Manchester United were deemed favourites to secure the signing of Hummels after Louis Van Gaal revealed he is still looking to bolster his defensive options. However, speculation suggests that Arsenal are now the front runners to sign the Dortmund defender and it all …

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Sheffield United ‘hold talks’ with rapist Ched Evans

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Sheffield United manger Nigel Clough has answered questions from the media today about the future of convicted rapist and striker Ched Evans. Clough spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield that the club’s owners will make the final decision on whether they will re-sign the Welshman. Ched Evans was born in North Wales and had spells with Rhyl and Chester City before beginning …

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Arsenal update – Croatian midfielder set for talks

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Arsenal have been hit with a number of injury worries over the past few weeks, especially in the midfield with Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta and Mesut Ozil some notable absences. Now it seems Arsene Wenger is set to act with the Daily Mail believing that young Croatian Marcelo Brozović is set for talks with the Gunners. 21-year-old Brozović currently plys his …

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UEFA charge Serbia & Albania following ‘brawl’

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UEFA have officially charged Serbia and Albania for a brawl that saw their Euro 2016 qualifying game abandoned last night. UEFA president Michel Platini has called the scenes “inexcusable” giving both FAs until 22 October to reply to the charges. The scores were at 0-0 and the clock had just passed 40 minutes into the game when flares were thrown onto …

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Tottenham update – Young Croatian set for Spurs?

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Tottenham Hotspur have been looking around world football to add to Mauricio Pochettino’s forward options but now it seems they have a target. TalkSport believe that Spurs will now bid for Fiorentina’s young Croatian Ante Rebić. Tottenham are rumoured to be ready to let £26m flop Roberto Soldado leave the club with Serie A and La Liga clubs both interested in …

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Suarez says he ‘led’ Liverpool’s title challenge

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Former Liverpool’s forward Luis Suarez has said he led the club’s title challenge last season. The controversial Uruguayan is now a Barcelona player following his £65m summer move but he has been speaking about his former club with the Daily Mirror carrying the quotes. Suarez joined Liverpool in January 2011 for £22.8m from Dutch club Ajax and immediately became an …

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Chelsea update – Cech ready to leave Stamford Bridge?

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Chelsea fans have been expecting news on Petr Cech’s future at the club ever since the Czech Republic international lost his place to Thibaut Courtois. The London Evening Standard report that Spanish giants Real Madrid are now waiting to pounce for the goalkeeping legend. Petr Cech is 32-years-old and joined Chelsea in the summer of 2004 from French club Rennes. He …

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Can Northern Ireland go all the way?

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Northern Ireland shocked most of the footballing world after making it 3 wins out of 3 in their Euro 2016 Qualification. A 2-0 win over Greece who went through to the last 16 of the World Cup in Brazil this summer epitomises their successful campaign thus far. Boss Michael O’Neill praised his sides deadly striker, Kyle Lafferty for Northern Ireland’s …

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Newcastle’s Tim Krul injured on international duty

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The curse of the international duty injury has struck Newcastle United after goalkeeper Tim Krul damaged elbow ligaments whilst away with the Netherlands. The Toon goalkeeper picked up the injury on Saturday whilst training with the Dutch squad according to BBC Sport. Without a league win this season, Pardew’s men will desperately miss the safe hands of Krul. Rob Elliott will …

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Manchester City Update – Milner wanted in Serie A

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Manchester City’s James Milner has been heavily linked with a move away from the Etihad despite being a regular in recent weeks for club and country. The versatile midfielder who can play in pretty much any position is said to be on the wishlist of Napoli manager, Rafa Benitez. Milner, 28, is a free-agent in the summer and could favour …

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United Update – Juventus preparing double United swoop

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Italian giants, Juventus are preparing a double swoop for Manchester United duo, Juan Mata and Javier Hernandez according to the Express. Speculation insists that Mata doesn’t feature prominently in the plans of Louis Van Gaal who sees other players as better suited to his formation. Mata joined the Red Devils from Chelsea in January 2014 and enjoyed a decent start to his …

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Manchester United update – Strootman offered new deal

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Manchester United will be disappointed to hear the news that Roma are set to offer their midfield star Kevin Strootman a new contract at the club. Reports in Italy highlight that Strootman’s deal could be worth as much as €1.7m-per-year to convince him to stay in Rome. The 24-year-old is currently returning from a serious knee injury that ended his campaign …

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Arsenal update – Another player added to injury list

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Arsenal fans were dealt another blow today as it was reported that midfielder Tomas Rosicky is struggling with a muscle problem. The 34-year-old Czech Republic international has had a history of fitness problems throughout his career and stay in the UK. The attacking midfielder joined Arsenal in in May 2006 from German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund for whom he had …

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Aston Villa update – Grealish signs new contract, Delph set to join him

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Aston Villa have today officially announced that their young star Jack Grealish has signed a new contract with the club. The 19-year-old midfielder is a hot prospect in the Premier League and his new deal is 4-years-long. Jack Grealish is a boyhood Villa fan and graduate of the youth academy that he has been part of since 2001. He can …

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The football writing ‘Oscars’ finalists announced

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Everyone loves to trawl Twitter and Facebook for the best articles around about the great sport that we love, football! Well to acknowledge the best out there, The Football Blogging Awards was set up covering a number of categories like best new blog, best established blog, best football podcast, best video blog and best football forum to name a few. …

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Arsenal update – Celtic defender being courted by Wenger

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Arsenal are believed to be close to making a move for Celtic’s defender Virgil Van Dijk according to the Daily Star. The move would be worth around £8m and would help bolster Arsene Wenger’s back line. The Gunners have suffered something of an injury crisis at points this season and this has forced them to make a number of decision …

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England’s Carroll not interested in Newcastle return

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Yesterday we reported the news that Newcastle United were set to make an offer for former striker Andy Carroll with West Ham United ready to offload him. However, now the Newcastle Chronicle understand that Carroll is not interested in a move back to the North-East. Andy Carroll has had a torrid time of injures since leaving St James’ Park in January …

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Neil Lennon lays down the law at Bolton

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Neil Lennon has made his presence felt on his first day at his new club by inflicting his first ban…”No Bobble Hats!” “I don’t want players training in hats because they don’t play football in hats,” Lennon told the Telegraph. Ironically, as the players were engaging with their training session, there was Neil Lennon hands behind his back, watching on…wearing a …

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Manchester United after Villa’s Vlaar

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Manchester United have identified Ron Vlaar as the right man to help limit their defensive woes this season. Van Gaal is familiar with Vlaar’s credentials after the pair worked in tandem whilst with the Netherlands. According to the Daily Star, if Aston Villa want to keep hold of their key defender, they will need to double Vlaar’s wages in order to …

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