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Arsenal Close To Breaking Club Record Fee For Alexandre Lacazette

France's forward Alexandre Lacazette (C) vies with Paraguay's goalkeaper Antony Silva (L) and Paraguay's defender Bruno Valdez during the friendly football match France vs Paraguay on June 2, 2017 at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

While Arsenal did pick up silverware last term in the form of the FA Cup, there are some underlying worries regarding just how they will fare this season.  This is not helped by rumours concerning the potential departure of Alexis Sanchez, which have been rife of late, and it now looks like the club are making contingencies for what would …

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Toulon Owner’s Outburst May Dissuade High Profile Players From Signing

PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 10: Mourad Boudjellal, Owner of RC Toulon looks on prior to the European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter Final between Racing 92 and RC Toulon at Stade Yves Du Manoir on April 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has slashed his players’ holidays in the wake of their disappointing loss against La Rochelle on Saturday. The three-time European champions were felled 23-20 by league leaders La Rochelle, but the fact the defeat came at Toulon’s home stadium, Stade Mayol, is a sleight too far for Boudjellal. As reported by Sport24, the comic book mogul initially banned his …

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Memphis Depay Opens Up About His Relationship With Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has been busy offloading players from his over inflated squad with Memphis Depay one of the unlucky few who have already been shown the exit. Speaking on the multiple departures last week, Mourinho spoke glowingly of a player he rarely used, yet greatly admired. The Manchester United boss has first option on Memphis Depay should he depart new …

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Watch: Delon Armitage Handed Two Week Ban For Hand Off During Top 14 Encounter

Fans, referees, and players have yet to get fully acquainted with World Rugby’s latest tackle directives. The game between the Exeter Chiefs and Saracens last weekend saw Richard Barrington sent off for a high tackle on Geoff Parling, a red card that was subsequently rescinded, as Brad Barritt’s initial challenge sent the England lock falling in the direction of the prop’s …

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Watch: Delon Armitage Sin Binned For Hand Off During Top 14 Encounter

Given the amount of concern that currently exists over concussion in rugby, it didn’t come as too much of a surprise to see World Rugby introduce new laws in an effort to minimise the risks faced by players. However, the game’s governing body has been criticised in some quarters for restricting aerial duels and forcing referees to base their decision on …

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Clermont Lose Another All Black For Next Season

Clermont will part ways with former All Black centre Benson Stanley next season with the 32-year-old confirming that he will not be returning to the Stade Marcel-Michelin. Stanley, who has been with Clermont since 2012, follows teammate and fellow New Zealander Hosea Gear out of the club with Gear signing with Top 14 strugglers Lyon earlier this week. Stanley has not commented …

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Lyon Sign Former All Blacks Winger

Top 14 strugglers Lyon have signed former All Blacks winger Hosea Gear until the end of the season. With compatriot Rudi Wulf sidelined for three months after fracturing his hand, and with fellow winger Franck Romanet also currently sidelined, Lyon moved quickly to sign Gear securing the winger’s services until the end of the season. According to French publication L’Equipe, Lyon …

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The European Rugby Challenge Cup: As It Stands After Round Two

20 European clubs have completed two rounds of the pool stages of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. After round two, does anyone stand out? With a third of the pool games completed and the knockout stages being determined via a table, the 20-team table has been produced as a result of the first two fixtures. Continue reading below _____ Make sure …

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Champions League Round-Up: Leicester March On, Tottenham Stumble In Germany

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City and Robin Olsen of FC Copenhagen compete for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Leicester City FC and FC Copenhagen at The King Power Stadium on October 18, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester City became the first ever English club to win their first three Champions League games, while Tottenham Hotspur couldn’t break down a resolute Bayer Leverkusen. To Group E first where Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris was the busier of the two goalkeepers as Mauricio Pochettino’s side ground out a 0-0 draw at Bayer Leverkusen. In particular, the French international made a …

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