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Puel vows to make Mahrez smile after Man City move collapses

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London (AFP) – Leicester manager Claude Puel intends to do all he can to ensure that Riyad Mahrez comes back “with a smile” after the Algeria playmaker saw a potential move to runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City fall through on Wednesday’s transfer deadline day.

With the Foxes desperate not to lose one of the stars of their shock 2015/16 Premier League title success, there were reports in the British press that Manchester City baulked at Leicester’s £96 million ($136 million, 110 million euro) valuation of Mahrez and walked away without submitting a bid.

Puel vows to make Mahrez smile after Man City move collapses

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London (AFP) – Leicester manager Claude Puel intends to do all he can to ensure that Riyad Mahrez comes back “with a smile” after the Algeria playmaker saw a potential move to runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City fall through on Wednesday’s transfer deadline day.

With the Foxes desperate not to lose one of the stars of their shock 2015/16 Premier League title success, there were reports in the British press that Manchester City baulked at Leicester’s £96 million ($136 million, 110 million euro) valuation of Mahrez and walked away without submitting a bid.

Champions League a spur to Lucas’s Tottenham move

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London (AFP) – Brazil winger Lucas Moura challenged his new Tottenham Hotspur team-mates to win the Champions League after arriving from Paris Saint-Germain on a contract that will keep him with the Premier League club until 2023.

No fee has been disclosed by Spurs following Wednesday’s transfer deadline day deal, but reports in the British press this week said the London club had made a bid of £25 million ($35.

Champions League a spur to Lucas’s Tottenham move

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London (AFP) – Brazil winger Lucas Moura challenged his new Tottenham Hotspur team-mates to win the Champions League after arriving from Paris Saint-Germain on a contract that will keep him with the Premier League club until 2023.

No fee has been disclosed by Spurs following Wednesday’s transfer deadline day deal, but reports in the British press this week said the London club had made a bid of £25 million ($35.

Lucas joins Tottenham in deadline day deal

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London (AFP) – Brazil winger Lucas Moura has joined Tottenham Hotspur from Paris Saint-Germain on a contract until 2023, the English Premier League club announced on Wednesday’s transfer deadline day.

The 25-year-old - capped 34 times - expressed his sadness to French sports daily L’Equipe earlier this week at being frozen out by PSG, with his compatriot Neymar’s arrival from Barcelona having seen him fall down the pecking order.

Lucas joins Tottenham in deadline day deal

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London (AFP) – Brazil winger Lucas Moura has joined Tottenham Hotspur from Paris Saint-Germain on a contract until 2023, the English Premier League club announced on Wednesday’s transfer deadline day.

The 25-year-old - capped 34 times - expressed his sadness to French sports daily L’Equipe earlier this week at being frozen out by PSG, with his compatriot Neymar’s arrival from Barcelona having seen him fall down the pecking order.

Chelsea sign Arsenal’s Giroud, Batshuayi departs for Dortmund

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London (AFP) – Chelsea signed France striker Olivier Giroud from London rivals Arsenal on Wednesday’s transfer deadline day, freeing up Michy Batshuayi to leave Stamford Bridge on loan to German side Borussia Dortmund.

Premier League champions Chelsea revealed on their website that Giroud had signed an 18-month contract, with the 31-year-old saying: “Chelsea is one of the biggest teams in the Premier League.

Arsenal get their man Aubameyang, Mahrez in City’s sights

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London (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for a club record fee of £56 million (63.7 million euros, 79.2 million euros) on Wednesday, in the biggest deal so far on transfer deadline day.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger - who last August kept the football world on tenterhooks as he held out selling Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City because he failed to secure Thomas Lemar from Monaco - did not wait until the last minute to land the Gabon striker.

Arsenal get their man Aubameyang, Mahrez in City’s sights

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London (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for a club record fee of £56 million (63.7 million euros, 79.2 million euros) on Wednesday, in the biggest deal so far on transfer deadline day.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger - who last August kept the football world on tenterhooks as he held out selling Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City because he failed to secure Thomas Lemar from Monaco - did not wait until the last minute to land the Gabon striker.

Wenger expects Giroud exit as Aubameyang deal inches closer

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger is resigned to losing Olivier Giroud on transfer deadline day but has yet to confirm Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is definitely joining the club.

Aubameyang may have spent Tuesday afternoon at the club’s training ground, but the Gunners manager was reluctant to say the club record £60 million ($84 million, 68 million euros) deal for the Borussia Dortmund striker would be concluded for certain on Wednesday.

Sanchez has mentality to deliver for Arsenal, says Wenger

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger says his star forward Alexis Sanchez has the mentality to deliver for Arsenal despite suffering the disappointment of an aborted transfer to Manchester City.

The London club reportedly agreed a fee for the Chilean forward on transfer deadline day, only for the deal to collapse after Wenger was unable to complete a move for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

Guedes, Pereira seal Valencia loan moves

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Madrid (AFP) – Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira joined Valencia on a season-long loan as loan deals dominated an otherwise quiet transfer deadline day in Spain on Friday.

As well as Pereira, Valencia secured the services of Portuguese winger Goncalo Guedes on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

Guedes, Pereira seal Valencia loan moves

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Madrid (AFP) – Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira joined Valencia on a season-long loan as loan deals dominated an otherwise quiet transfer deadline day in Spain on Friday.

As well as Pereira, Valencia secured the services of Portuguese winger Goncalo Guedes on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

Ailing Nigerian ‘keeper Ikeme able to crack joke

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigerian international goalkeeper Carl Ikeme felt able to crack a joke on transfer deadline day in England despite lying in hospital being treated for acute leukaemia.

The 31-year-old - who plays for second tier English side Wolverhampton Wanderers - tweeted a picture of himself from hospital where he has been receiving treatment since last month.

Ailing Nigerian ‘keeper Ikeme able to crack joke

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigerian international goalkeeper Carl Ikeme felt able to crack a joke on transfer deadline day in England despite lying in hospital being treated for acute leukaemia.

The 31-year-old - who plays for second tier English side Wolverhampton Wanderers - tweeted a picture of himself from hospital where he has been receiving treatment since last month.

Burnley splash out on Brady, Saints land Gabbiadini

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London (AFP) Burnley splashed out a reported club record £13 million ($16 million) to sign Norwich winger Robbie Brady, while Southampton's swoop for Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini was one of the other notable deals on transfer deadline day.

Republic of Ireland star Brady agreed a three-and-a-half year deal and became Burnley's second signing of the day following their capture of Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood for a reported £5 million ($6.

Burnley splash out on Brady, Saints land Gabbiadini

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London (AFP) Burnley splashed out a reported club record £13 million ($16 million) to sign Norwich winger Robbie Brady, while Southampton's swoop for Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini was one of the other notable deals on transfer deadline day.

Republic of Ireland star Brady agreed a three-and-a-half year deal and became Burnley's second signing of the day following their capture of Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood for a reported £5 million ($6.

Leicester City’s Ulloa issues strike threat as Burnley land Westwood

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London (AFP) Traditionally renowned for frantic activity among Premier League clubs, the most notable incident for much of Tuesday's transfer deadline day was Leicester City forward Leonardo Ulloa's strike threat.

The Argentina front man issued the dramatic warning in a bid to force a move from the defending champions.

Leicester City’s Ulloa issues strike threat as Burnley land Westwood

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London (AFP) Traditionally renowned for frantic activity among Premier League clubs, the most notable incident for much of Tuesday's transfer deadline day was Leicester City forward Leonardo Ulloa's strike threat.

The Argentina front man issued the dramatic warning in a bid to force a move from the defending champions.

Leonardo Ulloa issues strike threat on quiet start to deadline day

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London (AFP) Traditionally renowned for frantic activity among Premier League clubs, the most notable incident in the early hours of Tuesday's transfer deadline day was Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa's strike threat.

The Argentina forward issued the dramatic warning in a bid to force a move from the defending champions.

Leonardo Ulloa issues strike threat on quiet start to deadline day

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London (AFP) Traditionally renowned for frantic activity among Premier League clubs, the most notable incident in the early hours of Tuesday's transfer deadline day was Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa's strike threat.

The Argentina forward issued the dramatic warning in a bid to force a move from the defending champions.

Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspur vs Man Utd prediction

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Manchester United are in action on transfer deadline day as we're down at Wembley Stadium to take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. We're on a five-game winning streak in all competitions since the turn of the year and... Continue Reading →

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Man Utd target signs £62m deal

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It's transfer deadline day and a number of clubs are making late moves to strengthen their squads for the second half of the season. Jose Mourinho did his business last week with the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in... Continue Reading →

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Chelsea

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud set for £17.5m deadline day move to Chelsea

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud looks set to join Premier League champions Chelsea in a £17.5m deal on transfer deadline day, according to The...

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How much of an impact can Danny Drinkwater make at Chelsea under Antonio Conte?

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Chelsea finally managed to get the protracted signing of Danny Drinkwater for £35m on transfer deadline day completed. I look at how much of an impact the midfielder can have at Chelsea under Antonio Conte.

Let's be honest from the beginning of this blog post, if we had put a poll of Chelsea fans together at the end of last season asking who they would want to sign this past summer then Danny Drinkwater would have not been a player that many of us would have stated that they wanted.

Chelsea striker released on a free transfer.

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After finding himself surplus to requirements, Loic Remy has been released on a free transfer by Chelsea on transfer deadline day and has signed a two-year contract at Las Palmas in La Liga.

Loic Remy has found himself to be a victim of consequence at Stamford Bridge ever since he joined the club for £10m back in the summer of 2014.

Chelsea Fans Outrage At Michael Emenalo

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Chelsea had an underwhelming transfer window as they failed to secure a number of targets but went some way to making amends in the final hours.

Antonio Conte isn't in charge of signing players for Chelsea and thus the pressure has been piled upon directors Marina Granovskaia and Michael Emenalo after a series of rejections around transfer deadline day.

Chelsea revive interest in Fernando Llorente

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Chelsea are ready to revive their interest in Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente ahead of transfer deadline day, according to The Independent....

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Various Pundits SLAM Chelsea signing David Luiz - Where do you stand?

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Chelsea's Transfer Deadline Day signing of David Luiz has caused a stir in the press and a pundits alike. Many have spoken out and their opinions are hardly positive. As a Chelsea fan reading this post where do you stand?

At the moment I am reading all sorts of rubbish in the press about Luiz.

English Premier League

Chelsea Defender: I believe this is one of the best places to play football in the world.

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Davide Zappacosta has spoken of faith from Antonio Conte and a firm belief that his style is suited to one of the best places to play football in the world.

Having signed for the club on transfer deadline day, scoring that impressive goal (come cross) against Qarabag FK in the Champions League, I have to be honest, I thought that Davide Zappacosta would have been much more involved than he has to this point with Atletico Madrid away last week being one of those games.

Reform: Premier League Summer Transfer Window Will Close Before Start Of Next Season

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The Premier League transfer window will shut before the start of the season as of next year after club chairman voted in favour of bringing the deadline forward.

Starting in 2018/19, the summer window will close at 17:00 BST on the Thursday before the opening weekend of the Premier League campaign (i.

Mourinho’s transfer window the envy of other clubs – but do you remember 2013?

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Watching the horrors unfold for other Premier League teams on transfer deadline day took me back to the summer of 2013.

Our world had come crashing down when Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement. The news that David Moyes was replacing him, a man who clearly was not qualified for a position as demanding as that of Manchester United manager, was fairly terrifying.

Swansea’s Transfer Deadline Day Shuffle

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Swansea City was one of the most active Premier League clubs on the final official day of transfers. The Swans waited until the last day to scoop up two big players. Manager Paul Clement will be hoping that these incoming attackers will be able to cycle into the system quickly and replace the players that he offloaded this window.

Arsenal

Arsenal to play Wilshere after transfer deadline day admission?

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Arsenal fans have not been told the reason for the transfer deadline day move of our England international star Jack Wilshere to the Turkish club Trabzonspor falling through, and it may even be that the transfer was not as close as the president of the Turkish club believes. Muharrem Usta has, however, admitted that they [.

Arsenal – arrivals and exits, final hours.

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Here is where we are in a nutshell .........

Ox is off to Liverpool

Gibbs has gone to West Brom

Mustafi is still here ....... Milan have given up wanting him

Today will be about whether Dick Law's team actually know what they're doing and can earn their wages.

Rumour has it, talks are ongoing to get Sanchez to Man City but we won't allow the deal to happen unless we bring someone in.

The Rest

Barcelona: Liverpool Wanted 185m For Coutinho

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Barcelona claim that Liverpool were willing to sell Philippe Coutinho on the Spanish transfer deadline day.

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Barcelona's director of professional sports Albert Soler said the Merseyside club demanded €200 million (£185m) to make the deal happen.

Transfer Deadline Day Recap: Mbappe loaned to PSG, Palace acquires Sakho, and more

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Transfer Deadline Day across Europe is the busiest time of the year. Teams from all over and looking if they will be contenders while others try to sell or loan out players for the remainder of the year.

With the summer transfer window closing tonight at 6 p.m. E.S.T., let us look at all the day's action across Europe:

Paris Saint-Germain completed the signing of Kylian Mbappe from Monaco on a season long loan.

Rafa Marquez, Paul Arriola, and the US Open Cup: Freedom Kicks for 10 August 2017

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Yesterday was madness

WELL that was quite an MLS Transfer Deadline Day, wasn't it? I still haven't recovered fully from all of the excitement and drama of the past two days, but we'll try and get to the links.

Paul Arriola completes move from Xolos to D.C. United - Black And Red United: Obviously, the massive news from yesterday was the rumored signing, and then actual signing, of USMNT starter Paul Arriola.

MLS Transfer Deadline Day: SBI Live Commentary

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As we approach the end of the 2017 regular season, today represents the final day for MLS teams to make adjustments to their rosters before the push to the playoffs begin in earnest.

Several teams have been active already in the secondary summer transfer window, much to their fans pleasure or chagrin, and many others have yet to make significant moves, again to varying fan reaction.

Bushwatch: Meet Reading Fan Jacob South Klein, The Man Who Spends Every Deadline Day Hiding In Bushes Outside The Madejski Stadium!

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Amidst all the deal-making and the rumour-churning, a new hero emerged on transfer deadline day, and his name was (and still is) Jacob South Klein.

That's him up there, in the little brown cowboy hat.

For the past few years, Reading fan Klein has spent deadline day lurking in the bushes outside Madejski Stadium and updating fellow supporterson the various comings and goings.