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Nathan Ake, Kasper Dolberg, Franck Kessie… #JF70 young talents of the week, week 6

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It's #JF70 young talents of the week time. Let's get into it. Which of our 70 chosen star young players shone in the latest round of action around Europe? Read on and find out......

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Renato Sanches, Golden Boy – #JF70 young talents of the week, week 3

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We're back with another look at a selection of starplayers from our #JF70 best young players in Europe. Who impressed in our seven chosen leagues this week? Who's on form? And, if you...

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Alex Iwobi, Kasper Dolberg and the #JF70 best young players in Europe review – week 1

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At the start of the season we released our #JF70 Class of 2016/17 the 70 best young talents you need to keep an eye on this season (22 or under as of 1st September 2016). Each week...

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The #JF70 2017: Top 10 best Eredivisie young talents to watch in 2016/17

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We've reviewed 2015/16's most exciting young players to watch in the Netherlands, England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany on Just Football. Now it's time for us to announce the...

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Top 10 Eredivisie young players of 2015/16 – The JF60 Class of 2016 Review

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The #JF60 is our annual special feature on Just Football bringing you the best young footballers in Europe across six major leagues. Before we release our Class of 2017 later this week the 10...

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Mesut Ozil and brilliant Jerome Boateng among top five players in Euro 2016 Group C

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Our wrap of the top five players from each group at Euro 2016 continues now on Just Football, with Group C (see Group A's top five players here and Group B's here). Germany topped the...

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Hector Bellerin, Jonathan Tah, Leroy Sane… #JF60 Best Young Players in Europe – week 20

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After Kostic, Alli, Bamford & Co in week 19, we're checking back in on our chosen 60 best young players in Europe for 2015/16. If you've missed out so far, the #JF60 is our annual feature in...

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In Wake Of Frank De Boer Sacking, Former Ajax Employee Delivers Poetic Assessment Of Just How Crap Inter Milan Are

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As was almost inevitable, Inter Milan sacked Frank de Boer as their head coach yesterday after the Dutchman failed to completely restore one of European football's most preeminent sinking ships backto its former glory in the space of 85 days.

After the announcement was made, De Boer issued a brief statement lamenting the fact that he wasn't given more time to see his project through to completion.

Inter a Frank de Boer. Contratto triennale per l’olandese

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Adesso è ufficiale. Il dopo Mancini è Frank de Boer: il 46enne tecnico olandese, ex Ajax, sbarca in Italia e sancisce, con la sua firma, l'inizio di quest'emozionante avventura sulla panchina dell'Internazionale. Contratto triennale per de Boer che, nel pomeriggio, sar presentato alla stampa presso il centro sportivo "Angelo Moratti".

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Top five young defenders who can become world class, includes this highly talented Chelsea player

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Defenders do not usually get the glory like the strikers, but they are absolutely vital for a team to be successful. At the moment there are a lot of very talented young defenders plying their trade at top clubs around the world.

Below is a rundown of 5 centre backs under 22 years old who have the potential to become world class.

Transfer Roundup: Liverpool agree fee for attacker; Barcelona bid for Dutchman; Man Utd in talks for Spaniard

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With just under two weeks remaining in the transfer window, clubs around Europe are busy strengthening their squad and getting rid of their fringe players.

Here at Soccerlens, we bring you some of the latest stories from the Premier League as well as other European leagues in our transfer roundup column.

PHOTO: Chelsea agree deal for PL striker, Star pictured with No.9 shirt after completing transfer

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Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore has signed a new deal with the Premier League giants, the club have confirmed.

The highly talented striker has also joined Dutch outfit Ajax on loan for the rest of the season.

A statement on Chelsea’s official website read: “Bertrand Traore has signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea.

Antonio Conte paves the way for top class star as Chelsea agree deal for PL striker

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Chelsea have agreed on a loan deal with Ajax for the highly talented academy striker Bertrand Traore.

According to London Evening Standard, the move for Traore is a huge hint that the Blues are close to making an attacking signing.

Traore found the net four times in 20 appearances for Chelsea last term and has score twice in the pre-season as well.

Wenger's huge bid for Euro star; Chelsea approach Arsenal fan favourite; Conte's £34m bid for 6ft 5in star

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With the Copa America done and dusted and Euro 2016 nearing its completion, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

The transfer window is now officially open and almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Swansea: New Signing Mike Van Der Hoorn Once Scored A Stunning Own-Goal For FC Utrecht (Video)

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The bloke holding the Swansea City shirt aloft you see up there is Mike van der Hoorn, who has just joined the Welsh club from Ajax in a deal worth€2.5million.

The 23-year-old, a former Netherlands U21 international, arrives from the Eredivisie with adecent reputation for being a tough, reliable young centre-half who seems to be improving year on year.

Bosz appointed Ajax football coach

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The Hague (AFP) Ajax have appointed Dutchman Peter Bosz as their new coach in place of Frank de Boer, the Amsterdam club confirmed on Tuesday.

Bosz, 52, leaves his coaching position with Maccabi Tel Aviv to join the Dutch club on a three-year contract until June 2019.

"It's a good time for me as a coach," said Bosz who lead Maccabi to second place in the Israeli league.

Bosz appointed Ajax football coach

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The Hague (AFP) Ajax have appointed Dutchman Peter Bosz as their new coach in place of Frank de Boer, the Amsterdam club confirmed on Tuesday.

Bosz, 52, leaves his coaching position with Maccabi Tel Aviv to join the Dutch club on a three-year contract until June 2019.

"It's a good time for me as a coach," said Bosz who lead Maccabi to second place in the Israeli league.

Frank de Boer quits as Ajax coach

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The Hague (AFP) Ajax coach and former Dutch international Frank de Boer announced on Thursday he was quitting the Amsterdam club after failing to win the Dutch title.

"Frank de Boer is quitting as Ajax trainer. He told the club's board in a meeting," Ajax said in a statement issued in Amsterdam.

Frank de Boer quits as Ajax coach

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The Hague (AFP) Ajax coach and former Dutch international Frank de Boer announced on Thursday he was quitting the Amsterdam club after failing to win the Dutch title.

"Frank de Boer is quitting as Ajax trainer. He told the club's board in a meeting," Ajax said in a statement issued in Amsterdam.

PSV Snatch Eredivisie Title From Ajax On Dramatic Final Day, Promptly Drop The Trophy (As Is Traditional In Dutch Football)

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There were scenes of a decidedly dramatic nature over in the Netherlands this weekend, with PSV leap-frogging Ajax on the final day of the season to win their 23rd Eredivisie title at the last possible moment.

Having topped the table for months, Ajax went into the last round of games knowing thattheir superior goal difference meant a win over relegation-flirtingDe Graafschap would be enough to seal the championship in their favour.

Ajax and PSV take Dutch Eredivisie title to wire

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With one match to play, Ajax lead PSV Eindhoven on goal difference in the Dutch title race after the pair won again on Sunday to remain neck-and-neck on 81 points each.

The Amsterdam outfit enjoy a goal difference of plus-6 over PSV after a 4-0 win over Twente and face 17th placed De Graafschap next week where they will seek to wrap up a 34th league title.

Ajax and PSV take Dutch Eredivisie title to wire

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With one match to play, Ajax lead PSV Eindhoven on goal difference in the Dutch title race after the pair won again on Sunday to remain neck-and-neck on 81 points each.

The Amsterdam outfit enjoy a goal difference of plus-6 over PSV after a 4-0 win over Twente and face 17th placed De Graafschap next week where they will seek to wrap up a 34th league title.

Chelsea willing to pay the necessary fee for Man Utd midfield target

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Chelsea are looking to strengthen their midfield options this summer and it is being reported that the Premier League giants considering making an offer for the highly talented Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer.

Bazoer has attracted a lot of interest from several European heavyweights like Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City and Bayern Munich because of his outstanding performances this season and Chelsea are willing to submit an acceptable offer of around 31 million Euros for the Holland midfielder.

Liverpool working with Mendes to sign winger; Record fee agreed for forward

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Ajax winger Anwar El Ghazi has been linked with a move away from the Eredivisie this summer and it appears that Premier League giants Liverpool are monitoring the highly talented winger.

El Ghazi was being linked with a move to Serie A with AC Milan being the most probable destination. But now the reputed Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that El Ghazi prefers a move to the Premier League and negotiations have begun with Liverpool.

Chelsea hijack Man Utd move for versatile midfielder with better financial package

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Chelsea are closing in on the signing of the highly talented Ajax midfielder Juan Familia Castillo.

Earlier this year it was reported that the talented Dutch midfielder was close to joining Manchester United after having talks with the club but it appears that Chelsea have hijacked the deal.

Man United agree deal to sign winger, working on deal for pacey striker

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Manchester United are trying to sign Hossein Zamani, the highly talented striker from Ajax.

According to reports in Holland, Manchester United have already sealed the signing of Tahith Chong from Feyenoord and are now looking to sign the Ajax starlet.

Liverpool Transfer: This Ajax Star Would Be Best Suited For Klopp

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The excitement around Anfield is bubbling ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s first summer transfer window since taking charge of Liverpool, and fans will be expecting a flurry of activity as the German looks to stamp his authority on the Reds squad.

The Premier League club has been linked with bids for a number of Europe’s brightest youngsters in recent weeks.

Ajax fans pay Cruyff stadium-to-stadium tribute [VIDEO]

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Hundreds of Dutch soccer fans on Sunday paid an emotional tribute to the late Johan Cruyff, as they marched between the former and current Ajax stadiums in Amsterdam.

"Johan rest in peace," proclaimed a large black banner bearing a picture of the Amsterdam boy, who rose to become one of soccer's greatest players, carried at the front of the procession.

Ajax fans pay Cruyff stadium-to-stadium tribute [VIDEO]

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Hundreds of Dutch soccer fans on Sunday paid an emotional tribute to the late Johan Cruyff, as they marched between the former and current Ajax stadiums in Amsterdam.

"Johan rest in peace," proclaimed a large black banner bearing a picture of the Amsterdam boy, who rose to become one of soccer's greatest players, carried at the front of the procession.

Man Utd submit bid after interesting transfer comments from Arsenal target

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Manchester United have made a bid for the Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer.

The highly talented Holland midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League following his exploits in the Eredivisie.

French outlet Le10Sport are reporting (via Daily Star) that Manchester United are keen to secure his services right away and have already submitted a substantial bid to Ajax.

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Official: Dutch International ‘Keeper Jasper Cillessen Completes €13m Dream Move To Barcelona (Photo)

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Jasper Cillessen has opened a brand spanking new Twitter account to announce that he's only gone and sealed his dream move to Barcelona.

The Dutch international goalkeeper has joined the Catalans on a five-year deal, with Ajax receiving a fee of around€13million (plus a further €2million in add-ons) for the pleasure.

Barcelona confirm agreement for goalkeeper's transfer to Manchester City

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Barcelona have announced that an agreement has been reached with Manchester City for the transfer of Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

Following weeks of speculation, Bravo is now expected to sign a four-year contract with Man City, who will reportedly pay £17 million to acquire the Chilean stopper’s services.

Champions League Final History: Results, Winners, Records, Goalscorers & Venues

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The Champions League is UEFA’s biggest competition and arguably the most important club competition in the world. The competition as it is today is a rebranding of the old European Cup, with the 2015/16 Champions League the 24th season in the new format, and the 61st in the history of the tournament.

Ajax fans produce emotional, stunning tribute to Johan Cruyff

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By now, you've likely seen or at least heard about Barcelona's tribute to Johan Cruyff. It came before the weekend's most watched soccer match -- Saturday's El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid -- after all, and was plenty impressive.

But the display Ajax and their fans put together was on a whole other emotional level, which makes sense as their connection to Cruyff was arguably even stronger and deeper.

Johan Cruyff: Genio del fútbol en todo sentido

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Nos levantamos este día con la lamentable noticia de la muerte de Johan Cruyff (Hendrick Johannes Cruijff, 1947) de quien se ha dicho y escrito mucho por largo tiempo.

Desde mi perspectiva, y a manera de un homenaje póstumo, quiero repasar algunas cosas que lo colocan en una esfera difícil de alcanzar en la industria del fútbol ya que al calificativo de "genio", bien le podríamos sumar la de "revolucionario", "creativo" e "innovador".

Transfer News & Rumours

24 Goals in 67 Games: Chelsea Agree Deal For Forward; Player Set To Re-unite With Former Manager

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Ajax Amsterdam have agreed on a deal with Chelsea to sign the highly talented young striker Bertrand Traore on a season-long loan.

According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the 20-year-old will head to Netherlands on loan, and the move is as good as done.

The move doesn’t come as a surprise as Chelsea have strengthened their forward option this summer by signing Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi from Marseille.

Chelsea Round Up: BuLi club offer €18m for defender, striker linked with Ajax move

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Borussia Mönchengladbach have made a new bid for young Chelsea centre-back Andreas Christensen, but it still falls short of what the Premier League side are believed to be holding out for.

The 20-year-old has a bright future ahead of him after a stellar 2015-16 season in Germany where he helped Gladbach reach the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds with a fourth place finish as one of their most prominent back four.

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Ajax Send 27 Crates Of Beer To East Kilbride After Scottish Minnows Surpass 26-Game Winning Streak (Photo & Video)

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It's not often you hear Johan Cruyff mentioned in the same breath as the Scottish Lowland League, but the two footballing spheres overlappedin joyous fashion on Saturday evening.

Indeed, East Kilbride surpassed the feats of Cruyff's imperious Ajax side of 1971/72 by winning their 27th game on the bounce, witha 3-1 win over BSC Glasgow sealing the deal.

Europa League 2016/17: Updated Standings, Results, Top Scorers & Talking Points

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68 goals were scored across Europe in 24 games as the Europa League returned to action this week. There was drama aplenty as Italian giants Inter Milan and Ligue 1 leaders Nice won their first games of the group stage. Francesco Totti played his 100th European game as Roma stumbled to a 3-3 draw with Austria Wien, while a Paul Pogba-inspired Manchester United were too hot to handle for Fenerbahce.

Red Mist: Peeved PSV Defender Santiago Arias Puts Fist Through Glass Window After Being Sent-Off (Video)

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With just a couple of points between themselves and Ajax at the top of the table, things are obviously beginning to get a little tense in the PSV camp as the Eredivisie title race rollson apace.

With an hour or so gone and the game still frustratingly goalless, PSV full-back Santiago Arias did his side no favours by picking up a second yellow for clambering all over Willem II defender Guus Joppen.