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Grayson reflects on time with Leeds ahead of Sunderland clash

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Boyhood Leeds United fan Grayson and Sunderland boss Simon Grayson has reflected on his time with the Elland Road club ahead of the crunching Championship match between the two sides tonight.

Grayson is a Leeds academy graduate who had the privilege to manage the club from 2008 to 2012.

12 goals; 8 assists: Leeds United close in on second major signing

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According to reports from Sport Huesca, Leeds United are on the brink of another major signing this summer.

The report claims that Huesca attacker Samu Saiz is very close to joining Leeds United in a deal worth around £3 million.

In recent weeks, the player has been linked with a move to the Yorkshire club, and the player’s agent has confirmed that the interest in the striker is genuine.

English Premier League

On This Day in Football: Zidane’s debut, Liverpool’s Icelandic utopia

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23 Years to this day, Zinedine Zidane made his debut for the French national team.

The then 22 year-old was already turning heads in Ligue 1 with his performances for Bordeaux but despite being a regular for both club and the French Under-21 side, Zidane failed to earn a senior cap.

£19m+ star wants to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United

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Manchester United released Zlatan Ibrahimovic after his contract expired in the summer and the striker is in talks over a return to Old Trafford.

The 35-year-old was the main man to lead the Red Devils’ attack in the 2016-17 season, scoring 28 goals in all competitions. He was the club’s leading scorer in the Premier League as he went on to win the EFL Cup and the Europa League.

Mourinho reveals exactly when he will fight to help Manchester United to complete fourth signing

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Jose Mourinho claims Manchester United’s chances of signing Gareth Bale will depend on whether the Welshman will be included in Real Madrid’s starting lineup for the 2017 UEFA Super Cup. The Portuguese tactician admitted that he will “fight” for the forward if the European champions are ready to allow him leave this summer.

Top 5 contenders for the Premier League Golden Boot next season

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The race for the Golden Boot in the Premier League next season is going to be very enticing indeed. In the running are some old faces and some new. Arsenal and Chelsea have spent big on marksmen overseas, while Manchester United have splashed the cash on a tried and tested goalscorer in England.

All in all, the route to be crowned top scorer is going to be fiercely contested.

VIDEO: Chelsea smash Arsenal 3-0 in pre-season friendly

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Chelsea have got their pre-season tour of Asia off to a flyer with a 3-0 thumping of London rivals Arsenal. Willian scored the opener on 40 minutes before two stunning strikes either side of the half from Michy Batshuayi sealed a comprehensive win for Antonio Conte’s men at the Bird’s Nest in Beijing.

£60M Liverpool and Chelsea target set to ask for transfer

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Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is unhappy at Southampton. According to new manager Mauricio Pellegrino, the Dutchman’s heart is not at the club and has therefore not been taking part in training sessions. According to The Guardian, Soton have made it clear that they will not sell the player, but van Dijk is desperate to play his football elsewhere next season.

Roman Abramovich approves £50M Nemanja Matic transfer

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has inched closer to a move to Manchester United. The Serbian international is set for a reunion with Jose Mourinho, after it was reported by the Telegraph last night that Blues owner Roman Abramovich has given his thumbs-up. United will pay a whopping £50 million to land Matic to Old Trafford.

Club warned to face similar fate as Liverpool in their pursuit of ex-Tottenham player

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Swansea City says the club will “not be bullied” and issued a “tapping up” warning to Everton over Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Merseyside club are keen on securing the services of the midfielder, who moved to the Liberty Stadium from Tottenham Hotspur in 2014. He has established himself as a key figure at Swansea since arriving in Wales.

Chelsea transfer news: Antonio Rudiger to have medical this week

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Chelsea have agreed a £34 million deal to sign Antonio Rudiger from AS Roma, according to Sky Sports. The German will take a medical in Los Angeles this week before being officially announced as a Blues player. The defender could become Chelsea’s first summer signing of the window, ahead of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alex Sandro.

Manchester United agree £75M deal for Romelu Lukaku

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Manchester United are about to hijack Chelsea’s bid to sign Romelu Lukaku. According to the BBC, the Red Devils have agreed a £75 million fee to land the Belgian to Old Trafford next season. The report states that this is a standalone deal and will not be a swap deal involving Wayne Rooney.

John Terry to be confirmed as an Aston Villa player today

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Chelsea legend John Terry has completed a move to Championship side Aston Villa and will be unveiled by the club today. According to the Telegraph, the Englishman has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Midlands club.

It is understood that Terry will sign a contract worth £60,000 per week, plus bonuses.

Everton complete Sandro Ramirez signing, Michael Keane to have medical today

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Everton’s spending spree in the transfer window continues. According to Sky Sports, the Toffees have completed the signing of Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez on a five-year deal. The Spaniard will join the Merseyside club for £5.25 million, becoming Everton’s fourth acquisition of the summer after Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaasen and Henry Onyekuru.

Tottenham linked with Barcelona midfielder...but £25m ace would be smart signing

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According to reports from Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have received offers from three clubs for midfielder Andre Gomes.

Mundo claim Juventus and Manchester United have made offers, but the report cannot settle on exactly which north London have shown an interest – it could be Arsenal or Spurs.

Club looking to sell: Newcastle should make a last minute move for £8m midfielder

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According to a report from the Telegraph, Watford are closing in on a deal for Derby County midfielder, Will Hughes.

The midfielder, who recently turned 22, was once touted as the next big-thing in English football, but his stock has subsequently fallen in recent years.

He broke into the Derby senior team in 2011 after graduating from the club’s youth academy, and had racked up 187 appearances for the Championship club.

Juventus target Matteo Darmian as Dani Alves replacement

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Juventus are targeting Manchester United right-back Matteo Darmian as a replacement for the outgoing Dani Alves. According to Sky Sports, Darmian is one of three players on Juve’s wish-list, along with Monaco’s Fabinho and Real Madrid’s Danilo.

It was confirmed today that the Seria A champions had terminated Dani Alves’ contract by mutual consent.

Leicester City preparing £25M bid for Kelechi Iheanacho

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Leicester City certainly enjoyed their moment in the big time after winning the Premier League in 2016. They reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League last year, and even though the fairytale did end there, they certainly took us all on a magnificent thrill ride.

Judging by the way The Foxes are going in this summer’s transfer window though, it looks like they want to get back among the elite pretty quickly.

Barcelona lose out on 'next Thierry Henry' as striker's destination revealed

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AS Monaco have confirmed they have completed the signing of Jordi Mboula from Barcelona on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old striker, who has a Congolese father and a Spanish mother came up through the ranks of the Catalan club’s famous youth system, La Masia. The teenager has left the La Liga giants and signed a five-year contract with the Ligue 1 outfit.

West Brom looking to sign Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez

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West Bromwich Albion have made the first move to sign striker Jay Rodriguez from Southampton, according to Sky Sports. The Baggies troubles in front of goal last season have seen them enter the market for a front man, and the Saints’ hot shot is high on Tony Pulis’ list.

Last season, not a single West Brom reached double figures for goals scored.

Chelsea striker close to exit as Lyon confirm advanced talks

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Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore could very well be on his way out of Stamford Bridge. West Ham United recently expressed interest in signing the 21 year-old. Now, Ligue 1 outfit Olympique Lyon have put their name in the hat as well. According to a report from French source L’Equipe, Traore is also interested on making this switch across the English channel.

Leicester City closing in on £17 million deal for highly talented Liverpool target

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Leicester City are moving to seal the deal for highly-rated defender Harry Maguire from Hull City, according to Sky Sports. The Foxes are reportedly willing to pay £17 million to secure the Englishman’s services. The move could be completed and announced by the coming weekend.

Maguire was one of the shining lights in the Hull team that got relegated last season.

Arsenal superstar edges closer to £40M exit to Germany

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Arsenal transfer news:

Bayern Munich have emerged as favourites to sign Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, according to The Telegraph. The Bundesliga giants are willing to splash £40 million to secure his services, along with offering wages worth £280,000 per week.

Chelsea star is playing at a level even Europe's best cannot match

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I’ve always thought defensive midfielders were a bit overrated, a useful but uninspiring insurance policy. N’Golo Kante has changed my mind in just two seasons, which have included a league title and the PFA Player of the Year 2017. But how does he actually compare to Europe’s best? What do the statistics say?

Premier League outfit target audacious move for Chelsea striker

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If reports from English media outlet Somerset Live are to be believed, newly promoted Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion could sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham in the upcoming summer transfer window. Abraham who is on loan at Bristol City from Chelsea has scored 23 times this campaign, thus a big move might follow after his recent exploits.

Galatasaray give up in pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva

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According to Turkish newspaper Fotospor, Galatasaray have given up their efforts in pursuit of signing Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva. The report claims that Lucas had demanded an annual salary of €5m, a figure that the Turkish giants are unwilling to match.

Lucas, currently in his tenth year at Liverpool earns £80,000 a week at the Merseyside club.

Three Players Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez could sign this summer

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Newcastle United are back where they belong. The Magpies have qualified for the Premier League next season at the first time of asking after being relegated last season and could also win the Championship on the last day of the campaign should results go their way.

Manager Rafa Benitez has already build a cult status for himself at the Sports Direct Arena, however there are tensions in Tyneside that the Spaniard might leave the club if things doesn’t go his way in the coming days.

Arsene Wenger should stay at Arsenal beyond this season because of this reason

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Arsenal have stopped moving forward, and the spotlight is firmly on Arsene Wenger. 13 years without a title, 7 successive Champions League round of 16 exits, and the club are now in danger of finishing outside the Top 4. Wenger is undoubtedly entering the twilight years of his reign, but all sense says that he will stay and must stay beyond this season.

Collymore suggests this Arsenal player could be perfect for Everton

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Former Liverpool striker and now football pundit Stan Collymore has suggested that Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey should move to Everton in the summer.

Ramsey joined Arsenal in 2008 from Cardiff for a paltry fee of £5m. Since then, he has gradually developed into one of Arsenal’s top players, making over 200 appearances for the club.

Transfer News & Rumours

Philippe Coutinho not included in Liverpool’s Champions League squad against Hoffenheim

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Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho’s has been left out of the squad to face Hoffenheim tomorrow after the 25-year-old midfielder submitted a transfer request last week.

Barcelona had submitted a £90m bid, which Liverpool promptly rejected. However, just a day before Liverpool’s first Premier League match of the season, Coutinho, in an email to the club, expressed he wished to leave Liverpool.

Neymar has to leave Barcelona to win the Ballon d'Or and become the world's best player

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Neymar is now 25 years old and is reaching his prime. If he wants to be the best, joining PSG is the ONLY option.

Neymar has already achieved a lot for a player of his age. He has won many major trophies at club level as well as captaining and scoring over 50 goals for Brazil.

Crazy! Club set to offer €200M for “world’s best player”

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The world of football has been spiralling out of control in the last few years, with insane amounts being spent on players. Manchester United’s purchase of Paul Pogba last summer for £89 million set a new record. The way things are going now though, it won’t be long before that amount is surpassed.

Front Page Story in Spain: Barcelona making summer move Liverpool gem

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According to Spanish newspaper Diario Sport, Barcelona are ready to make a summer move for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho. On a day where Cristiano Ronaldo made headlines with his stunning hat-trick against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final, it’s strange to see a Spanish Daily dedicate more than a majority of their front page for covering the transfer rumour.

Manchester United

Manchester United’s move for €40m ace is a good news for Tottenham

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According to reports from Italy, Manchester United and AS Monaco have agreed a fee of €35m plus €5m in bonuses for Brazilian midfielder Fabinho.

Despite signing Paul Pogba from Juventus on a world record transfer fee, it seems Jose Mourinho is still looking to add more bodies in the middle of the park.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho accused of £2.9m tax fraud in Spain

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been the subject of suspected tax fraud of £2.9 million (€3.3m) from Spanish prosecutors.

The Spanish tax authorities have filed a claim against the Portuguese coach on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, when Mourinho was in-charge of Real Madrid.

West Brom

West Brom chase exciting winger; could face competition from PL trio

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A quartet of Premier League clubs – West Brom, Southampton, Crystal Palace, and Swansea City – are reportedly interested in Norwich City winger, Jacob Murphy.

According to reports from Daily Mirror, the Norwich winger is attracting interest from Premier League clubs, following an excellent 2016/17 season with the Canaries.

Four goals; 1.6 tackles: West Brom close to agreeing deal with £25k-per-week star

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West Bromwich Albion are close to agreeing a new deal with Craig Dawson. The Baggies are also preparing a mega contract offer for in-demand defender Jonny Evans.

The 27-year-old defender has been a key figure for the club, having only missed one Premier League game in the last two campaigns.

West Brom join race to sign ex-Chelsea captain John Terry

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The destination next season of former Chelsea captain John Terry is an interesting topic for discussion right now. It was reported yesterday that Championship side Aston Villa were looking to sign the Englishman.

According to Sky Sports, West Bromwich Albion have now signed the race to sign the centre-back.

The Rest

Bargain deal: 24 goals forward could be a master stroke signing for Sunderland

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According to reports from The Northern Echo, Sunderland are considering to make a move for Bury striker, James Vaughan, in the summer transfer window.

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson wants to bolster his attacking department and finds Vaughan, the former Everton striker, as an ideal fit for the role.

Rüdiger asks FIFA, who disbanded its anti-racism task force, to act on Serie A racism

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Roma defender Antonio Rüdiger has asked Fifa to act on racism, after another season of several such despicable incidents in Serie A.

Rüdiger was racially abused by Lazio fans during an Italian Cup game in March. During the last season, Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia was even called a “shitty Moroccan” live on television.