Crystal Palace targeting Ashley Cole?

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When Chelsea let Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard leave the club in the summer, I would assume fans thought neither would come back to haunt them. However Lampard came back to bite with a late equaliser for Manchester City and now it seems Ashley Cole will return to the Premier League. Left-back Ashley Cole joined Chelsea in July 2006 from …

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Arsenal – Wenger planning double Serie A targets in January!

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Arsenal have had a mixed campaign so far, pressure once again growing on Arsene Wenger. However The Metro think he could be ready to turn fans opinions around with a double swoop for a Napoli midfielder and a Roma striker. The first of Arsenal’s targets is Marek Hamsik, the Napoli captain who currently plays under former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez. Marek Hamsik …

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“Hands off Strootman”, United told to drop their interest

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Manchester United transfer target, Kevin Strootman has been heavily linked with a January move to Old Trafford, however, the Italian side have since laid down their authority and insist he is not for sale. Speaking to Sky Sports, Roma Mauro Baldissoni told Sky Sports News HQ: “This is something I’m reading every day. It is also something our president doesn’t like …

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Liverpool – Borini finally off in January?

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Liverpool have no doubt had issues up front this season, Daniel Sturridge missing through injury since September and £16m man Mario Balotelli failing to fire. However in all this Fabio Borini has still been surplus to requirements and could be leaving Anfield in January. According to the Daily Mirror,  Borini could be targeted by Sunderland again who agreed a £14m …

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Liverpool planning for Mignolet replacement

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Liverpool are ready to land a new keeper to put Simon Mignolet out of his misery. The Belgian has struggled this season and has been on the receiving end of some heavy criticism from fans and pundits. Turning their attentions to Italy, Brendan Rodgers is said to be monitoring Fiorentina keeper, Neto as one to succeed Mignolet as the Liverpool …

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Arsenal & Manchester United linked to Italian Cerci

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Atletico Madrid have made a massive decision on the future of their Italian winger Alessio Cerci as they have placed him on the transfer list. The Daily Express now believe Arsenal and Manchester United will race for the signature of the 27-year-old. Alessio Cerci began his career with AS Roma and would play 13 times for the Italians in between loan …

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Manchester United – Still in the race for Strootman?

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Manchester United have been heavily linked to Netherlands midfielder Kevin Strootman in recent months. It was thought they wanted him in the summer but as he was still recovering from injury the move was put on hold. However now The Times report that he is ready to return to regular football and Louis Van Gaal is preparing his transfer. Kevin …

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Bayern Munich meet the Pope following 7-1 win!

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Bayern Munich were today rewarded for their phenomenal dismantling of AS Roma last night by meeting the Pope in the Italian capital. Bayern Munich tore apart Roma 7-1 away from home to send out a strong message to the rest of Europe whose attention may have previously been focused on Barcelona or Real Madrid. Pope Francis, known as the Bishop …

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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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Champions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

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The Champions League is back this week! As ever the biggest club competition in the world throws up some fantastic ties and tonight is no different with Barcelona, PSG, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich all in action. There are 8 games on offer and all will be incredibly important as match-day 2 sees 3 more vital points on offer. Here is …

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Arsenal battle Roma for Adrien Rabiot of PSG

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Arsenal are thought to be contemplating a move for Adrien Rabiot of PSG according to TalkSport. We reported earlier this month that Roma were also very interested in Rabiot and so a battle may occur in January. Adrien Rabiot is only 19-year-old and has a fantastic career ahead of him but as his contract is up next summer it appears …

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Champions League review: featuring Chelsea & Manchester City

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The second day of Champions League action took part last night with Bayern Munich hosting Premier League champions Manchester City, Chelsea taking on the visiting Germans of Schalke, PSG travelling to Dutch giants Ajax whilst Barcelona welcomed Cypriots Apoel Nicosia. There were goals galore across Europe and plenty of drama so here is Brandish’s review of Wednesday night’s Champions League …

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Manchester United dealt Kevin Strootman blow

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Manchester United’s hunt for Kevin Strootman has been dealt a blow as Roma’s Sporting Director, Walter Sabatini, has denied the midfielder is for sale. We had previously linked Manchester United to the Netherlands international who is also a target for Paris Saint-Germain. Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted a quote from Sabatini: “Man United wants Strootman? Could be their idea, but we …

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Liverpool’s Glenn Johnson could be off in January

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Liverpool full-back, Glenn Johnson could be moving away to Anfield as early as January as he is set to become a free agent in the summer. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to cash in for the England defender before he has to depart the club for nothing. According to reports from the Mirror, Italian giants, Juventus are said to …

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PSG desperate to steal Strootman from Man Utd

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Manchester United were reportedly set to continue their spending spree with the signing of Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman in January. However, the Daily Express believe Paris Saint-Germain are ready to blow their bid out of the water. The French outfit are willing to offer cash plus 19-year-old midfield starlet Adrien Rabiot as a makeweight in the deal. With Rabiot’s contract …

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Strootman tops Manchester United’s January list

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Manchester United’s squad at the end of the summer transfer window has been labelled “Galacticos” in reference to the great Real Madrid side of the early 2000s. The Daily Mail believe that come January 2015, the spending will continue with Kevin Strootman top of the list. After spending over £150m in the summer, Kevin Strootman of AS Roma, could be set …

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Chelsea transfer target – Roma’s Mattia Destro

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image: Calcio Streaming Chelsea are rumoured to be in touch with Roma negotiating to bring £20 million forward Mattia Destro to the Bridge. Despite signing Diego Costa and Didier Drogba, Mourinho may be signing yet another forward before the transfer window closes. With Torres’ departure likely, it makes the 23-year-old Italian’s move over more probable. Destro only started 15 matches last …

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Roma and Juventus keen on Manchester City defender

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This morning, Sportlobster tweeted what they understand to be a transfer story that could progress in the coming days… Juventus and Roma are keen to sign £12m-rated Manchester City centre-back Matija Nastasic. [MEN] — SportlobsterFootball (@Football_SL) August 22, 2014 Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic looks to be attracting heavy attention from Italian duo, Roma and Juventus. Nastasic, 21, is poised …

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Gary Hooper wants a move to Spurs – who are also eyeing up Osvaldo

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Yesterday we mentioned how Arsenal and other clubs were tracking Celtic’s Victor Wanyama. Now it seems that one of his team mates might also be mulling over a move to the Premiership. Gary Hooper, who is you your remember was the subject of five failed bids from Norwich during the transfer window, is rumoured by the Metro to be ready …

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