Chelsea ‘astonished’ after Fifa rejects club’s request to freeze transfer ban | Football

Fifa expects to consider Chelsea’s appeal against a two-window transfer ban before the market formally opens this summer, in effect allowing the Premier League club time to seek an interim ruling at the court of arbitration for sport should their appeal be rejected. Chelsea claimed to be “astonished” on Friday after seeing an initial request […]

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool and Everton fighting for Diego Llorente? | Football

The 25-year-old Real Socieded defender Diego Llorente is a summer target for both Liverpool and Everton, according to the Basque newspaper Noticias de Gipuzkoa. It reports that a figure of €30m has been mooted for a 25-year-old who has shown “remarkable evolution” to become the team’s finest centre-back. “Given the amount of money in the […]

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Why transfer window was subdued – despite Mike Ashley splurge | David Conn | Football

The headline nobody expected at the start of this or any other transfer window finally wrote itself as January ended with a cold snap: Newcastle spend big on a player. In a Premier League window otherwise dominated by an eerie spending freeze, Mike Ashley appeared to blink first in his icy stand-off with Rafael Benítez […]

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Transfer deadline day: Almirón and Suárez arrive as window closes – live!

Latest news before the January window closes at 11pm GMT Follow all the last-minute moves with our transfer interactive Send your emails to Jacob here, or tweet @JacobSteinberg 3.49pm GMT It’s quiet out there. Nothing is happening, people. Go to bed. 3.32pm GMT Everton have ended Cuco Martina’s loan deal with Stoke City. They will […]

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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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