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Chinese Club Make World Record Bid For Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [Report]

DORTMUND, GERMANY - DECEMBER 20: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Dortmund in action during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg at Signal Iduna Park on December 20, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

The Chinese Super League revolution shows no sign of slowing down – and reports in Italy suggest they are now looking to break the world transfer record to sign Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. According to a report in Gazzetto Dello Sport on Wednesday, Shanghai SIPG have offered the Bundesliga side a staggering €150m to secure the forward’s services, destroying the €105m …

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Five Star Replacements For Santi Cazorla At Arsenal – And Ranking The Likelihood Of Their Arrival

Premier League

Arsene Wenger’s reluctance to admit that Santi Cazorla will be offered a new deal with Arsenal surely points to the exit door for the Spaniard. With Cazorla’s departure imminent in the summer, Wenger’s search for a replacement has surely gotten underway. We’ve tried out hand at scouring the globe for the best talent that would fit Arsenal’s ethos as well …

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Everton Trigger Aston Villa Star’s £7m Release Clause

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Idrissa Gueye of Aston Villa reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on August 29, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

With the new Premier League season beginning in just over two weeks, clubs such as Everton are yet to make a big splash in the transfer market. To date, they have recruited just one player – the £750,000 signing of Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg – while the likes of Tim Howard, Tony Hibbert, Leon Osman and Steven Pienaar have all …

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Juventus Quoted €30m Asking Price For Chelsea Midfielder [Report]

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02 : Nemanja Matic of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on May 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

Juventus’ hopes of landing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matić have taken a bit of a setback. Italian website CalcioMercato (via Gazzetta World) are reporting that the Serie A champions want to add the Serbian international to their ranks this summer – but Chelsea’s asking price is putting them off. The report states that Juve were (and still are) hoping to get a …

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Chelsea Need To Be Shrewd In The Market For A New Midfield Maestro


Antonio Conte overachieved with his Italy team at the European Championships but will be feeling the effects of entering the transfer window late as he desperately attempts to bolster the midfield at Chelsea. The addition of Michy Batshuayi looks to be an impressive one for the London club, but Conte has failed in his quest to recruit Belgian star Radja …

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Liverpool And Everton Reportedly Set To Battle It Out For Belgian Star

Axel Witsel of Belgium

Could the Belgian afro return to Merseyside? No, don’t worry Everton fans, it’s not that Belgian. Reports today suggest both Liverpool teams are interested in signing Axel Witsel this summer. Squawka report: “Everton have agreed a deal believed to be worth up to £30m with Zenit St Petersburg for the transfer of Axel Witsel. “Ronald Koeman wants to make Witsel …

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Opinion: Belgium Have The Talent But Can They Finally Conquer Europe?

For the first time since their ‘golden generation’ was christened, Belgium look like a team on the verge of greatness. They dispatched Hungary with a style, aggression and flair that has never truly been apparent until now. It was a must-win game for manager Marc Wilmots, and his side finally delivered a noteworthy performance at a major tournament. Their World Cup …

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Liverpool Join United And Chelsea In Chase For Belgian Ace [Report]

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on March 6, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Liverpool have been busy getting in the summer signings they will hope will bring success back to Anfield ahead of manager Jurgen Klopp’s first full season in charge. And reports on Friday suggest Axel Witsel of  Zenit St Petersburg could be a target for the Reds boss, according to reports in Italy. Witsel confirmed that he wishes to return to playing football in …

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Chelsea And Everton Battle It Out For Signature Of Belgium Euro 2016 Star

Chelsea BORDEAUX, FRANCE - JUNE 18: Axel Witsel of Belgium scores his team's second goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Belgium and Republic of Ireland at Stade Matmut Atlantique on June 18, 2016 in Bordeaux, France. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

Chelsea and Everton will both have new managers next season, with Antonio Conte and Ronald Koeman coming to the two clubs respectively. Both are looking to bolster their squads following a disappointing season for the two clubs last term. Chelsea had a calamitous attempt at a title defence, while Roberto Martinez’s reign at Goodison Park ended tamely. However, the Pensioners …

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Chelsea Abandon Nainggolan Plans To Battle Man United For Belgian Star

Man United

The ever reliable Di Marzio stated today that Chelsea has joined Man United in the race for Zenit St Petersburg’s midfield ace, Axel Witsel. Antonio Conte is said to be a long-term admirer of Radja Nainggolan, Witsel’s Belgium team-mate, but appears to have failed in his attempts to sign him, according to the Italian news outlet. Chelsea moves on from Nainggolan: …

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Report: Manchester United Have Expressed Interest In Wantaway Belgian Star

Man United

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Manchester United are in the front seat for the prospective signing of Zenit St. Petersburg’s Axel Witsel. _____ Questions abound regarding the status of the Red Devils’ midfield. With Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marouane Fellaini and now Morgan Schneiderlin having question marks raised over their futures, Jose Mourinho is in the hunt for a suitable replacement. Manchester United’s pursuit of a …

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Five World Cup Midfielders For Louis Van Gaal To Watch

With Louis Van Gaal set to begin his reign as Manchester United coach after the World Cup, the one position he is in desperate need of sorting out is midfield. With Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick seemingly in the twilight of their careers, and Tom Cleverley not living up to his potential, a new man in the middle of the park is needed. …

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