Transfer Market

Arsenal

Arsene Wenger’s attitude to transfer policy in a nutshell – by Kim Kallstrom

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Arsene Wenger has spent millions and millions in the transfer market buying players that will 'improve the Arsenal team', but this little snippet of information from Kim Kallstrom gives us a little insight into Wenger's attitude to transfers when he signed Kallstromon loan back in 2014. He was the only Arsenal signing in that window, [.

Inter Milan Striker Attracting Attention From European Giants

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Lots of newspapers on Saturday are running stories linking Inter captain Mauro Icardi with a move away from the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in January.

Icardi signed a new Inter contract 15 months ago, and at the time the €110m buyout clause seemingly put him out of the reach of competitors.

But the transfer market changed this summer with the deals for Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, Álvaro Morata, Ousmane Dembele and the failed transfer for Philippe Coutinho.

Kolasinac and Lacazette proving to be star signings at Arsenal

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Arsenal weren’t exactly feverishly busy buying players during the summer transfer market ahead of the current campaign. In fact, the Gunners actually managed to receive more money in player sales, thanks in large part to offloading Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool, than they spent on new arrivals.

Kolasinac and Lacazette proving to be star signings at Arsenal

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Arsenal weren’t exactly feverishly busy buying players during the summer transfer market ahead of the current campaign. In fact, the Gunners actually managed to receive more money in player sales, thanks in large part to offloading Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool, than they spent on new arrivals.

Could Jack Wilshere AND Santi Cazorla be ‘like a new signing’ this season?

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Arsene Wenger has been busy in the transfer market trying to make Arsenal back into a title-chasing side, but we could have two possible big boosts to the Arsenal squad as we go into the new season. Our little English terrier Jack Wilshere seems to have recovered very quickly from his hairline fracture sustained at [.

Arsenal left red-faced after massive transfer bloomer

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Arsenal have made very few forays into the South American transfer market, but they made a big splash when they bought a 17 year-old 'wonderkid' called Wellington Silva from Fluminense back in 2010 for a reported fee of £3.5million. It all started going wrong when the British Home Office gave the youngster a special-talent visa, [.

Are Arsenal too respectful in the transfer market? Let’s be tougher….

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Arsenal may have acquired Alexandre Lacazette and Saed Kolasinac in this summers transfer window, but we do seem to be lagging behind our rivals for the Premier League title, and one of our biggest problems is the danger of losing some of our biggest stars who only have one year remaining on their contracts, including [.

If Arsenal get Lemar, who will have to leave to make room?

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Will we get Lemar and will he be enough? by Konstantin Mitov Hello again fine Arsenal people! So whats up on the transfer market? We are in for Lemar, but it seems like Monaco are unwilling to sell and I can kind of see where they are coming from. With Bakayoko going to Chelsea and [...]

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Conte fears City power as Chelsea struggle to keep up

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London (AFP) – Chelsea boss Antonio Conte fears Manchester City’s “incredible” improvement this season could turn the Premier League race into a procession as the defending champions struggle to stay in touch.

Conte’s men rescued a late point at Liverpool on Saturday, with Willian’s unexpected cross-shot finding the top corner to cancel out Mohamed Salah’s opener but they are now 11 points adrift of top spot.

Bielsa suspended by struggling Lille

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Lille (France) (AFP) – Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa was suspended by Lille on Wednesday after a dreadful start to the French season, the struggling Ligue 1 club announced.

Ligue are second from bottom after just three wins in 13 matches under Bielsa, with the 62-year-old “suspended momentarily as coach” pending further announcement, according to a statement on the Lille website.

Tottenham Hotspur lack financial might – Pochettino

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted that Spurs cannot compete with the two Manchester clubs, who are level on points at the top of the Premier League, in the transfer market.

Pochettino’s side face struggling Bournemouth at Wembley on Saturday, hoping to close the five-point gap to leaders Manchester City and second-placed Manchester United.

Tottenham Hotspur lack financial might – Pochettino

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted that Spurs cannot compete with the two Manchester clubs, who are level on points at the top of the Premier League, in the transfer market.

Pochettino’s side face struggling Bournemouth at Wembley on Saturday, hoping to close the five-point gap to leaders Manchester City and second-placed Manchester United.

Wenger foresees radical transfer market shake-up

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes there will be a radical overhaul of the transfer market within the next year following the stratospheric spending of the close-season trading period.

Paris Saint-Germain smashed the world transfer record to sign Neymar from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($266 million), while Premier League clubs spent £1.

UEFA call on European leaders to help regulate transfer market

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Geneva (AFP) – UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has called for greater support from Europe’s political leaders to help introduce measures to regulate the transfer market on the continent.

“I have heard some very prominent politicians, such as the German Chancellor Angela Merkel just a few days ago, condemning financial developments in football and calling for greater sporting balance,” Ceferin said in a speech to open the UEFA Congress in Geneva on Wednesday.

Harry Kane says quality signings can fire Spurs title bid

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane says the club are ready for another Premier League title push after some quality late additions to th squad.

The London side had an underwhelming start to the season, losing to Chelsea and drawing against Burnley at their temporary Wembley home, but they bounced back with an emphatic 3-0 win against Everton at the weekend.

Harry Kane says quality signings can fire Spurs title bid

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane says the club are ready for another Premier League title push after some quality late additions to th squad.

The London side had an underwhelming start to the season, losing to Chelsea and drawing against Burnley at their temporary Wembley home, but they bounced back with an emphatic 3-0 win against Everton at the weekend.

Juventus boss backs Premier League transfer window move

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has backed the decision by English Premier League clubs to close the transfer window before the start of the season and wants Serie A to follow suit.

Premier League clubs voted that new players not be allowed to register after 1600 GMT on the Thursday before the season starts.

Mourinho lauds Man Utd’s transfer savings

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says Manchester United made huge savings in the transfer market by getting their business done before Neymar’s world record move to Paris Saint-Germain triggered a global price spike.

Mourinho paid a British record fee of £75 million ($97 million, 82 million euros) for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and took his spending to over £130 million with swoops for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Benfica defender Victor Lindelof.

Mourinho lauds Man Utd’s transfer savings

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says Manchester United made huge savings in the transfer market by getting their business done before Neymar’s world record move to Paris Saint-Germain triggered a global price spike.

Mourinho paid a British record fee of £75 million ($97 million, 82 million euros) for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and took his spending to over £130 million with swoops for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Benfica defender Victor Lindelof.

Players union wants end to ‘transfer madness’

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Paris (AFP) – Footballers union FIFPro blasted “transfer market madness” Thursday, claiming Neymar’s world record 222 million euro ($261 million) move from Barcelona to PSG illustrated how the sport has become “the domain of a select group of rich, mostly European-based clubs”.

Players union wants end to ‘transfer madness’

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Paris (AFP) – Footballers union FIFPro blasted “transfer market madness” Thursday, claiming Neymar’s world record 222 million euro ($261 million) move from Barcelona to PSG illustrated how the sport has become “the domain of a select group of rich, mostly European-based clubs”.

Juve’s Allegri favours shorter transfer window

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Rome (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri added his voice on Friday to calls to shorten the transfer window.

“I’m against closing the transfer window on August 31,” said the 50-year-old, who guided Juve to the Champions League final last season.

“I hope that sooner or later the transfer window will close earlier.

Juve’s Allegri favours shorter transfer window

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Rome (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri added his voice on Friday to calls to shorten the transfer window.

“I’m against closing the transfer window on August 31,” said the 50-year-old, who guided Juve to the Champions League final last season.

“I hope that sooner or later the transfer window will close earlier.

Juventus director slams unscrupulous agents

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus director-general Beppe Marotta on Thursday called for a shorter summer transfer period as he slammed agents for unsettling players before the start of the season.

Speaking two days before Juventus begin the defence of their Serie A title at home to Cagliari, Marotta said the Turin giants would not be making “extravagant” purchases before the transfer period ends on August 31.

Juventus director slams unscrupulous agents

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus director-general Beppe Marotta on Thursday called for a shorter summer transfer period as he slammed agents for unsettling players before the start of the season.

Speaking two days before Juventus begin the defence of their Serie A title at home to Cagliari, Marotta said the Turin giants would not be making “extravagant” purchases before the transfer period ends on August 31.

Rose row overshadows Spurs opener

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Newcastle (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Tottenham’s start to the season has been overshadowed by Danny Rose’s criticism of the club’s transfer policy, but Mauricio Pochettino insists his side are still in position for a strong Premier League campaign.

Rose attacked Tottenham’s lack of success in the transfer market - they have yet to sign a single player since the end of last season - by suggesting anyone they have bought previously was so unproven “you had to Google them”.

Rose row overshadows Spurs opener

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Newcastle (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Tottenham’s start to the season has been overshadowed by Danny Rose’s criticism of the club’s transfer policy, but Mauricio Pochettino insists his side are still in position for a strong Premier League campaign.

Rose attacked Tottenham’s lack of success in the transfer market - they have yet to sign a single player since the end of last season - by suggesting anyone they have bought previously was so unproven “you had to Google them”.

No PSG contact over Sanchez, says Arsenal’s Wenger

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday he has had no contact with Paris Saint-Germain regarding Alexis Sanchez, who will miss the start of the season through injury.

Sanchez, 28, has been linked with a move to PSG, who have just completed a world-record 222 million euros ($260 million) swoop for Barcelona superstar Neymar.

Klopp delighted by cut-price Liverpool stars

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Dublin (AFP) – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will keep an open mind on the Reds’ participation in the transfer market, after signing off on an unbeaten pre-season with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.

The Reds boss watched 19-year-old summer signing Dominic Solanke score again, along with 17-year-old Ben Woodburn, while Alberto Moreno impressed at full back.

No signings, no problem says Tottenham playmaker Eriksen

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Orlando (AFP) – Christian Eriksen is adamant Tottenham Hotspur’s lack of action in the transfer market this summer will not hamper manager Mauricio Pochettino’s push for the Premier League title.

While Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all spent vast amounts in the last few weeks, Tottenham have brought in no fresh faces to boost a squad who’ve gone close to landing the championship for the past two campaigns.

No signings, no problem says Tottenham playmaker Eriksen

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Orlando (AFP) – Christian Eriksen is adamant Tottenham Hotspur’s lack of action in the transfer market this summer will not hamper manager Mauricio Pochettino’s push for the Premier League title.

While Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all spent vast amounts in the last few weeks, Tottenham have brought in no fresh faces to boost a squad who’ve gone close to landing the championship for the past two campaigns.

Football: Arsenal seeking fresh blood but Sanchez stays – Wenger

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Shanghai (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday he wants to make more new signings before the season begins next month and batted away fresh doubts about the future of Alexis Sanchez.

Wenger is under pressure after the Premier League side failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years, and he is also dealing with persistent doubts about several of his star players.

Mino Raiola: ‘Genius’ and ‘big mouth’ best friend to the stars

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Haarlem (Netherlands) (AFP) – Dressed in a T-shirt and jeans or tracksuit and trainers, it is easy to mistake Mino Raiola for just another chubby beer-loving football fan rather than the razor-sharp mind who dominates the world transfer market.

Raiola, whose Italian roots and love of pasta is highlighted by his family’s pizza restaurant, is said to have been instrumental in orchestrating Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku’s latest signing at Manchester United for a reported £75million ($97m, 85.

Mino Raiola: ‘Genius’ and ‘big mouth’ best friend to the stars

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Haarlem (Netherlands) (AFP) – Dressed in a T-shirt and jeans or tracksuit and trainers, it is easy to mistake Mino Raiola for just another chubby beer-loving football fan rather than the razor-sharp mind who dominates the world transfer market.

Raiola, whose Italian roots and love of pasta is highlighted by his family’s pizza restaurant, is said to have been instrumental in orchestrating Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku’s latest signing at Manchester United for a reported £75million ($97m, 85.

English Premier League

Courtois worried about Chelsea star's form, blasts "crazy" transfer market

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is concerned that Belgium teammate Eden Hazard will take some time to regain his form.

Hazard made substitute appearances as Belgium qualified for next year’s World Cup with victories over Gibraltar and Greece last weekend, despite not having played for Chelsea this season.

Conte Not Happy With Nemanja Matic Transfer

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that Nemanja Matic's departure to Manchester United is 'a great loss.'

The midfielder rejoined Jose Mourinho for £40 million, opting to leave last season's Premier League champions for Old Trafford.

Conte made no effort to disguise his disappointment in Matic's exit and conceded that his side will be worse for it.

Conte Insists ‘Transfer Market Is Not Finished’

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Antonio Conte believes Chelsea need to make more signings before the transfer window closes if they want to successfully defend their Premier League title.

Chelsea won the English top-flight title in style last year, but the Italian is expecting the new season to be very difficult with their title rivals bringing in marquee signings.

The European transfer market after Neymar

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Tuesday's soccer news has plenty of people predicting gloom for European soccer. According to this view, PSG triggering Neymar's hefty buyout clause and completing his move from Barcelona might destabilize the transfer market as we know it. It's too much money in a top heavy system that has already allowed for inflation whenever it's a Premier League club doing the buying.

The Rest

D.C. United season review: Steve Clark

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Is Clark the man to replace United's best-ever goalkeeper?

The end of the transfer window saw D.C. United make a remarkable splash in the transfer market. The moves, all unveiled on August 10th, made clear sense. United needed midfield and attacking upgrades all season. A week later, though, they added one more new player to the list, and the addition of Steve Clark was a little more difficult to explain.

NEYMAR - Have your say on his world record deal. Is it good business or a joke?

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Paris Saint Germain have sent their lawyers to Madrid and the La Liga offices to pay the £198m release clause to sign Neymar on a five-year contract with over £515,000 per week.

It's the most ridiculous transfer ever, the most ludicrous and a deal that will have an effect on the transfer market like never before.