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Real Madrid begin transfer talks for Spanish attacker; Star wants to play for Klopp

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Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez is expected to leave the club this summer.

The highly rated Spaniard’s development has stalled over the last couple of seasons due to the lack of game time and injuries and the player is looking to kick-start his stagnating career with a move away from Bernabeu.

Three Reasons Why Arsenal Must Sign £40m French Star

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2015-16 represented Arsenal’s best chance at winning the title. Their main rivals were going through turbulent times. However, Leicester City managed to show the class and confidence one would expect from the Gunners and got the Premier League trophy. One of the major reasons why Arsenal could not end their title drought was because of the striker problem.

Arsenal want top class Chelsea target, fee decided; Wenger met with his representatives earlier

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Arsenal have had a 35 million Euros bid rejected for the Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette according to a statement released by the Ligue 1 outfit yesterday.

Arsene Wenger is thought to be looking at the Lyon attacker for quite some time and is keen on signing him this summer.

The Gunners have often been undone due to the lack of cutting edge upfront over the last seasons and Wenger is ready to address that this summer.

Arsenal offer confirmed for Chelsea target; Wenger met top class star's representatives earlier

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French club Lyon have released an official statement confirming that Arsenal have submitted a 35 million Euros offer for Alexandre Lacazette.

The Ligue 1 outfit also confirmed that the bid has been rejected and they have not received any offer in the region of 48 million Euros from the Gunners as reported by the media earlier.

Klopp beaten; Barcelona agree fee and personal terms for PSG star, announcement this week

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Paris Saint-Germain defender Lucas Digne is set to join the Spanish champions Barcelona.

According to reports in France, the talented left back will sign for the Catalan giants tomorrow.

Apparently Luis Enrique’s side have agreed a 20 million Euros fee with the French outfit for Digne and personal terms have been agreed as well.

Barcelona agree deal to sign top class Chelsea target; Medical arranged later this week

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Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign the highly talented French defender Samuel Umtiti.

The move has been officially announced on the club’s website and the 22 year old will now undergo his medical on Friday, 15th of July.

[OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT]@FCBarcelona sign French defender @UmtitiSam
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Fourth transfer close, Man Utd permitted discuss personal terms; Star flying to Manchester soon

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Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi is close to leaving the French champions this summer.

According to latest reports, Manchester United are looking to sign the 29 year old defensive midfielder and have been given permission to open talks regarding personal terms with the player and his representatives.

Arsenal want Conte's La Liga target; Wenger's transfer meeting, Gunners to pay release clause

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Ever since Jamie Vardy turned Arsenal down, the Gunners have been linked with several strikers.

The latest name linked with a move to Emirates is the French international Alexandre Lacazette.

Telegraph are reporting that Wenger is ready to pay his 34 million pounds release clause this summer.

Mourinho closing in on 4th top quality signing; Star given permission to complete transfer

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Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi is expected to complete his transfer to Manchester United this summer.

According to Independent, he has been allowed some time off from France duty to complete the transfer.

Earlier this week, there were reports that the played had travelled to England for talks and this report certainly backs up those claims from Goal.

Man Utd's €100m agreement; Mourinho target visited UK for transfer talks; Klopp leading winger race

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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.

Real Madrid close to world class Man Utd target's transfer; Club in regular contact with star

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Real Madrid winger James Rodriguez is set to leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

The Colombian had a disappointing season with the European champion last year and has fallen down the pecking order after the departure of Ancelotti.

Both Rafa Benitez and Zinedine Zidane benched Rodriguez for long periods last season and he was a mere spectator in the Champions League final as well.

23 goals and 10 assists last season, star poses with Chelsea shirt after agreeing move

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Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi has been presented as a Chelsea player.

The 22 year old Belgian international has signed a five year contract with the London giants.

Chelsea announced the move on their official website earlier today. Although no fee has been mentioned, it is rumoured to be around 33 million pounds.

Roundup: Chelsea in talks with Spaniard, offer made; Striker wants Man Utd transfer, medical soon

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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.

PHOTO: Zlatan Ibrahimovic poses with Man Utd shirt; Transfer officially announced

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Manchester United have officially announced the signing of the Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Are you ready? It’s #ZlatanTime… https://t.co/s8AsUG6VZF

- Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 1, 2016

The 34 year old striker’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired yesterday and he confirmed his move to Old Trafford on Twitter.

Star completes Man Utd medical; Barcelona agree winger deal; Mourinho close to £80m signing

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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.

Chelsea News: Club record transfer close to completion; Manager confirms attacker's medical

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Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has confirmed that Michy Batshuayi was permitted to leave the training camp in order to undergo his Chelsea medical.

The player left Belgium’s training camp just outside Bordeaux to undergo a medical examination at a nearby hospital.

Wilmots allowed Batshuayi to undergo the medical after a request from Marseille.

Not Mkhitaryan: Mourinho to seal another huge Man Utd transfer; Global star will sign on Friday

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Manchester United will complete the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer this week.

The Swedish striker’s current Paris Saint-Germain deal expires on Thursday and he will sign for Jose Mourinho’s side the day after.

A deal for the Ligue 1 star was agreed weeks ago, but Ibrahimovic chose to delay the move because of a loyalty bonus from the French club if he does not join another club before his contract runs out.

Major transfer blow for Chelsea; Barcelona agree deal to sign Conte's defensive target

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Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign the highly talented French defender Samuel Umtiti.

The 22 year old centre back was a target for Chelsea as well.

According to L’Equipe, the Spanish champions will pay Lyon a fee of around 30 million Euros for the defender and Umtiti will sign a five year contract with Barcelona once the Euros are over.

Club record deal agreed for Conte's first Chelsea signing; Player arriving for medical

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Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi is heading to Chelsea this summer after the Londoners agreed a deal worth 40 million Euros for the Marseille star.

Batshuayi turned down a move to Crystal Palace after the Eagles had a bid accepted for him earlier this week.

The highly talented young striker has had a sensational season in Ligue 1 and has attracted a lot of interest from the likes of West Ham United, Juventus and Palace.

Fee agreed for Spaniard's Liverpool transfer; Conte's bid for Euro star; Wenger to meet striker

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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.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Mourinho's lucrative deal for winger; Klopp wants La Liga star; South American heading to Chelsea

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Chelsea News: Conte-Pep battle for defender; Blues open talks with Frenchman; South American wanted

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is away on Euro duty with Italy, but his transfer plans are well underway.

The Italian wants to reshape the Chelsea defence this summer and is looking to sign two defenders from Serie A.

Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo and Juventus full back Stephan Lichtsteiner are targets for the former Juventus manager.

Woodward negotiates major Man Utd transfer; Star agrees personal terms, medical soon

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Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move to Manchester United since the end of last season and it appears that a transfer is now close to completion.

Sky Sports are reporting that everything has been agreed between the player and the club. The only thing left to complete is the medical, which should be done without any problems unless the player picks up a major injury during the Euros.

Chelsea target agrees terms; Barcelona's winger agreement; Real Madrid's record swap deal

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Real Madrid and Barcelona are all set for another eventful transfer window this summer after an outstanding season which saw them win the Champions League and La Liga respectively. Los Blancos are looking to complete another world record transfer and Barcelona are looking to make up for their transfer mistakes as well as improve their back four.

Mourinho's £24m plan to hijack Arsenal target; Abramovich to finance move for Frenchman

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Manchester United are interested in signing the in demand Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer.

The Armenian has had a splendid season with the Germans and is being linked with a move to the Premier League. The likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are all interested in him.

PL Roundup: Mourinho's record breaking move; Klopp's shock swap deal; Hazard's transfer aid

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Ex-Manchester United and Chelsea striker set for shock Premier League return

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Manchester United and Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao has been offered to newly-promoted Premier League side Middlesbrough, the Telegraph reports.

For what could be one of the most bizarre transfer move of this window, the Teesside club are now weighting up their option to offer a loan contract to the Colombian despite the striker’s prodigious wage demands .

PSG ready to activate Neymar’s £153m buyout clause

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Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful of signing Barcelona star-man Neymar this summer by activating the player’s sensational release clause of £153 million.

Should the deal materialize, the blockbuster move will break the world transfer fee record for a footballer by an extraordinary difference.

Transfer Roundup: Arsenal agree fee for defender; Klopp wants dazzling winger as Gotze alternative

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has identified an alternative to the German attacking midfielder Mario Gotze.

The Bayern Munich midfielder was a priority target for the Reds this summer, but last month he confirmed that he has spoken to Carlo Ancelotti regarding his future and is willing to stay in Germany for another season.

Winger confirms Man Utd transfer on Instagram; Teammate hints attacker is off to Old Trafford

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Manchester United have been linked with the Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic over the last few weeks and it seems that the player is destined for Old Trafford.

Recently, this Swedish teammate John Guidetti dropped a major hint about the player moving to Manchester.

Guidetti is a former Manchester City player and during a discussion with the press about Zlatan, he revealed that the 34 year old will settle in just fine at Manchester and in the Premier League.

Liverpool News: Bid submitted for playmaker; Striker wants to play under Klopp next season

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Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been attracting a lot of interest from European giants Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.

The Brazilian bagged his first international hattrick yesterday night and has been a standout performer for Liverpool over the last two seasons. Although he is far from a polished material yet, Coutinho is still playing at a level higher than most.

PSG set to appoint Sevilla’s head coach Unai Emery

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Paris Saint Germain are poised to announce the appointment of Unai Emery as their new head coach, according to Spainish sports daily Marca.

The Ligue 1 champions will reportedly pay Emery’s €2 million release clause, who will replace the departing French coach Laurent Blanc.

PSG won their second successive domestic treble by winning Ligue 1, the French Cup and the League Cup but the club’s mega-rich Qatari owners are keen to see the club make progress in the Champions League.

Chelsea begin talks to sign Arsenal target; Blues ready to treble his wages

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is reportedly frustrated after a poor season and wants to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Premier League giants are already looking at replacements for the Serbian and Leicester City’s Kante is thought to be a priority target for Antonio Conte.

Recently it was reported that Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign N’Golo Kante from Leicester City.

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Lyon Confirm They’ve Knocked Back An Opening £29.5m Bid From Arsenal For Alexandre Lacazette

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Lyon have responded to spurious stories in the French press by confirming the precise nature of the bid they've knocked back from Arsenal for striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Regional paperLe Progrès reported on Tuesday morning that Lyon had rejected a€48million (£40million or thereabouts) offer for Lacazette's services.

Official: Crystal Palace Sign France International ‘Keeper Steve Mandanda On Three-Year Deal

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The signings just keep coming thick and fast today with the news that Crystal Palace have snared French international goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.

Mandanda, who is part of France's Euro 2016 squad, has left Marseille after nine seasons and 443 appearances to join Palace on a three-year contract.

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Official: Laurent Blanc Steps Aside As PSG Coach To Make Way For Unai Emery

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Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed today that Laurent Blanc has been released back into the wild following three successful years at the Ligue 1 goliaths.

Indeed, Blanc has won 11 trophies during his stint, making him the most successful coach in PSG'shistory though, crucially, hefailed to make itpast the quarter-final stage in the only competition that actually matters to the club's owners, the Champions League, and today has ultimately paid the price for 'only' managing to sweep the board at domestic level.

Laurent Blanc agrees to PSG departure with Unai Emery set to takeover

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After three seasons in the French capital, Laurent Blanc is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain after agreeing a £15.5 million compensation fee, the coach’s agent confirmed.

PSG’s president Nasser al-Khelaifi hinted earlier this month that he could be considering managerial change after describing the season as a failure despite achieving their second successive domestic treble by winning Ligue 1, the French Cup and the League Cup.

Barcelona and PSG In Battle Over Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho

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A new twist to what could be one of the stories of the summer as the Spanish champions have reportedly joined PSG in pursuit of Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho.

On Friday Paul Joyce of the Express broke the story that Paris Saint Germain have contacted Philippe Coutinho's representatives to express their interest in signing the Brazilian this summer.

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Brazil Nut: PSG’s David Luiz Nets Ridiculous Own-Goal In Friendly v West Brom (Video)

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David Luiz rarely fails to entertain, does he? During PSG's pre-season friendly with West Brom on Wednesday, the hairy Brazil nut was at it again, this time scoring a right mess of an own-goal.

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The game with the Baggies, which was played in Austria, was only 15 minutes old when the 29-year-old, sporting an interesting new ponytail hairdo failed to deal with a cross from PSG's left, prodding it past his own 'keeper Kevin Trapp rather than staying on his feet and clearing the ball.

PSG Set To Replace Laurent Blanc With Unai Emery

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Laurent Blanc's agent has confirmed that the Paris Saint-Germain manager will leave the club this week, with Unai Emery the favourite to replace him.

Blanc led PSG to glory in Ligue 1, the French Cup and the French League Cup this season, but his side were beaten by Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals.