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Ger Loughnane Has Serious Reservations About Tipperary’s Ability To Build A Legacy

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Following last September’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final, many question marks were raised about both Kilkenny and Tipperary. The Cats have wintered, licking their wounds, but many are anticipating that they may have to undergo a transitional period before Liam McCarthy will go back to the Noreside. Meanwhile, the Premier have been bigged up, as they embark on the quest …

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Watch: Sky Sports Pundits Fawn Over “Sensational” Harry Arter

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Harry Arter of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Harry Arter has been one of the most impressive midfielders in the Premier League so far this season. The Republic of Ireland international has been the driving force for Bournemouth in the centre of the field, and has come in for numerous plaudits. He has yet to make a competitive appearance for the Boys in Green. Martin O’Neill has preferred …

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Irish Pundit Eamon Dunphy Does Not Hold Back With Criticism Of Paul Pogba

HULL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Paul Pogba of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Hull City and Manchester United at KCOM Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Hull, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Eamon Dunphy is well known in Ireland for his sometimes controversial views. The former Milwall and Ireland midfielder was discussing the fall-out of the Manchester derby with RTÉ, and was particularly critical of Paul Pogba. The French midfielder joined the Red Devils for a world record fee over the summer, and there is huge pressure on his shoulders to perform. …

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Republic Of Ireland Midfielder Undergoing Medical At Burnley

Burnley LYON, FRANCE - JUNE 26: Paul Pogba (1st L) of France competes for the ball against Wes Hoolahan (2nd L), Jeff Hendrick (2nd R) and Jon Walters (1st R) of Republic of Ireland during the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between France and Republic of Ireland at Stade des Lumieres on June 26, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Jeff Hendrick was one of Ireland’s stand-out performers throughout the Euro 2016 odyssey, as he drove forward from midfield. Martin O’Neill’s side scored an unlikely victory over Italy to qualify for the last 16, thanks in no small part to an industrious performance by Hendrick. It became clear in June that the Derby County man is too good to be …

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Newcastle United Midfielder Linked With Move To Juventus

, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rafael Benitez manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on March 14, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko’s Tyneside turmoil may finally be set to end, with Italian Champions Juventus willing to offer the 27 year-old an opportunity to swap the Championship for the glamour of the Champions League.   The Italian Champions, who have won the Serie A league title for the last five consecutive seasons are keen to strengthen their midfield following …

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Everton Set To Offload Republic Of Ireland Internatonal

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Everton manager Ronald Koeman before the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Everton at The Hawthorns on August 20, 2016 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is currently revamping his squad as he looks to put a disappointing season last year behind the club. The Toffees have got off to a promising start in the Premier League so far, with a draw to Tottenham and an away win over West Brom. However, it’s not all good news for Republic of Ireland midfielder …

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Report: Manchester United And West Ham Battling For Signature Of Liverpool Midfielder

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Britannia Stadium on December 22, 2014 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) Manchester United

There are reports emerging today that Manchester United and West Ham United are battling it out for the signature of Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen. The Wales international was immense throughout Euro 2016, and his reputation has grown over the past number of seasons. Earlier today it was reported that Swansea were chasing the midfielder’s signature, but it now appears that …

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Done Deal: Leicester City Announce Signature Of French Midfielder

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Claudio Ranieri Manager of Leicester City acknowledges the fans after the 2-2 draw in the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Leicester City at Britannia Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)

Premier League champions Leicester City have sent out a message of intent this summer. After signing Jamie Vardy onto a new contract, the Foxes made it clear that they intend on staying at the top, and today Claudio Ranieri’s side have made an impressive acquisition of French midfielder Nampalys Mendy. Welcome to, Nampalys ‘Papy’ Mendy! ???⚽️??? pic.twitter.com/GmjLDOqrdv — Leicester City …

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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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Liverpool Make £12 Million Move For Croatia Midfielder

WATFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road on December 20, 2015 in Watford, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Liverpool are currently undergoing a transitional period as Jurgen Klopp spends his first summer at Anfield. The Reds need to rebuild after failing to impress since Luis Suarez left the club. While their Europa League run was a boost to the side, they need more firepower, and need to be active in the transfer market. According to The Mirror, Liverpool …

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Manchester United Make £25 Million Bid For Germany Internatonal

Manchester United LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 12: Julian Draxler of Germany and Artem Fedetskiy of Ukraine compete for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Germany and Ukraine at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 12, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

According to a report in The Express, Manchester United have made a £25.5 million bid for Germany international Julian Draxler. The Wolfsburg playmaker is believed to want a move away from the Bundesliga side this summer, but club are reluctant to sell the 22 year-old for anything under £38.5 million. The young attacking midfielder has impressed in recent seasons, and would …

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Report: Liverpool To Sign Arsenal Star For £25 Million

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool applauds the supporters after his team's 4-1 win in the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on November 21, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

A report in The Express today is suggesting that Liverpool are set to take Theo Walcott off the Gunners’ hands. The 27 year-old has been out of favour at the Emirates this season, and failed to make the England squad for Euro 2016. Although Walcott is struggling to break into the side, it is believed that he is determined to …

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Report: Manchester United Preparing £79 Million Bid For PSG Star

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With the arrival of José Mourinho, there is a lot of hype around Manchester United’s transfer activity. The Red Devils are being linked with several stars of world football, most notably Zlatan Ibrahimovic. While the Swedish striker would undoubtedly be a major coup, Mourinho will also appreciate the importance of investing in the future. According to a report today in …

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Barcelona Join The Race To Sign Manchester United Target

Manchester United MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 16: Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on August 16, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Manchester United are keen on bolstering their squad this summer, as José Mourinho looks to bring in some new faces to get the Red Devils back challenging for honours. The Mirror are reporting that the Portuguese coach is keeping his eye on Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes. The 22 year-old midfielder is represented by Jorge Mendes, the agent of José Mourinho. …

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Arsenal Legend Ray Parlour Urges Club To Sign Star Midfielder

1 Aug 1999: Ray Parlour of Arsenal celebrates his goal during the FA Charity Shield match against Manchester United played at Wembley Stadium in London, England. The match finished in a 2-1 victory to the Arsenal. Mandatory Credit: Stu Forster /Allsport

While Euro 2016 is making the major headlines in football this week, the transfer market is very much alive, and for the top Premier League clubs there is still business to be done. Former Arsenal star Ray Parlour said the Gunners should target one man this summer. “I’m sure there’s a lot of clubs looking at [N’Golo] Kante – he’s …

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