Chelsea close to signing Higuaín with Morata set to join Atlético Madrid | Football

Chelsea are close to securing the signing of Gonzalo Higuaín from Juventus after submitting a formal offer for the Argentina international. The Premier League club have proposed taking Higuaín on loan until the end of the current season, with a view to making that move permanent on a further 12-month deal. Talks progressed rapidly on […]

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Premier League team news, Leeds v Derby spy row, transfer window latest and more – live! | Football

The Premier League weekend kicks off on Saturday with a tasty London derby as Arsenal travel to West Ham. The Gunners are in much ruder health than their hosts, though. Arsenal manager Unai Emery has six players back in contention for the match. The Gunners can call on fit-again Mesut Özil (knee), Laurent Koscielny (back), […]

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Football transfer rumours: Morata to Atlético? Wilson to Chelsea for £50m? | Football

The hum around Álvaro Morata continues. With Chelsea keen to bolster their forward line, Maurizio Sarri is said to be ready to cast Morata off into the Spanish sunset, with Atlético Madrid joining Sevilla in the race to land the striker. Morata’s £140,000-a-week salary could be taken off the books if they can ship him […]

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Forest Green Rovers furious with Bolton over Christian Doidge transfer saga | Football

Forest Green’s chairman, Dale Vince, has questioned his Bolton counterpart Ken Anderson’s attitude towards running the Championship club. Vince released a statement confirming striker Christian Doidge would not be signing permanently for Wanderers after Anderson allegedly reneged on “a lot of promises” concerning the deal. Doidge, 26, joined Bolton on loan at the end of […]

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The borrowers: how loan deals took over the January transfer window | Stuart James | Football

It is a time of year to beg, borrow and steal in the football world, especially in England, where the January transfer window is again expected to be dominated by loan deals. Only 37 of the 178 players leaving Premier League clubs last January moved permanently and close to one in every three of the […]

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January transfer window 2019: club-by-club guide for the Premier League | Football

Arsenal Unai Emery is two men down because of long-term injuries to Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck and so he would be open to adding a defender and striker. But with Aaron Ramsey on his way out and the continuing uncertainty over Mesut Özil, what he really wants is a new midfielder. David Hytner Bournemouth […]

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Maurizio Sarri concerned by Chelsea’s tendency to fold at first setback | Football

Maurizio Sarri has admitted his Chelsea players are still struggling to implement his ideas as they approach the mid-point of his first season and the team is prone to panic at the first setback. Chelsea have lost three of their last six league matches and remain in the top four only on goal difference going […]

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Celtic in pole position to sign Timothy Weah from PSG on loan | Football

Celtic are in pole position to sign Timothy Weah from Paris Saint-Germain after the USA forward said he would be leaving on loan in January. The Scottish champions hope Weah will be one of two strikers to join, with Odsonne Édouard their only fit and available option in that position in the absence of Leigh […]

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Mauricio Pochettino: sometimes it is better not to sign players in January | Football

Mauricio Pochettino has said he would not be disappointed if Tottenham failed to strengthen their squad in January because he is mindful of the integration difficulties that mid-season signings face. The manager took Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain last January in a £25m deal and the winger needed time to come to terms with what […]

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Football transfer rumours: Ashley Cole to Aston Villa or Derby County? | Football

Wherever next for Ashley Cole? After turning his nose up at a paltry – by his standards – £5,000-a-week contract extension at LA Galaxy, the former Arsenal and Chelsea defender is studiously weighing up his next move like Magnus Carlsen. Providing the 37-year-old can pull himself away from Hollywood, all sundry of Championship clubs are […]

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