Arsenal agree deal in principle for Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal have reached an agreement in principle with Manchester City to sign Gabriel Jesus. There is still work to do to finalise the deal, including medical and personal terms but the fee is understood to be £45m. Arsenal are also expected to go back in with an improved bid for Leeds United forward Raphinha. The north London club put in…

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Manchester City agree £45m deal for Kalvin Phillips

Manchester City have agreed a £45m deal with Leeds for England midfielder Kalvin Phillips. The club will pay £42m for the 26-year-old with potential bonuses of £3m. The Premier League champions made Phillips their number one summer transfer target, with Fernandinho leaving this summer after nine years with the club. Phillips was in the Leeds academy and has made 214…

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Newcastle agree deal with Lille for Sven Botman

Newcastle have agreed a deal with Lille for the Netherlands Under-21s defender Sven Botman. Eddie Howe’s side tried to sign the 22-year-old in January and faced competition from AC Milan. Landing the centre-back for a fee believed to be about £30m means Howe has recruited right across his defence since taking charge last November. In January he signed England full-back…

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Wayne Rooney quits as Derby County manager

Wayne Rooney has quit as Derby County manager. He admitted that the club needs someone with “fresh energy” to lead them in what is an uncertain period regarding the ownership. Derby remain in administration after a prolonged period of uncertainty that has seen the club relegated to Sky Bet League One. Rooney received plenty of plaudits for the work done…

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Nick Pope joins Newcastle United from Burnley

Newcastle United have signed England goalkeeper Nick Pope from relegated Burnley for an undisclosed fee. The 30-year-old moves to St James’ Park on a four-year contract after spending six seasons at Turf Moor. Magpies boss Eddie Howe called Pope “an exceptional Premier League and international-level goalkeeper”. “I’m very pleased to be adding strong competition to a very important position,” Howe…

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Everton interested in signing Harry Winks

Everton are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Winks. The England midfielder has struggled for a regular place in the Spurs side since Mauricio Pochettino left in 2019. He made 30 appearances in all competitions last season but only started nine Premier League games, the last of which came in February. Winks, 26, was a Tottenham fan as a boy…

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Christopher Nkunku signs RB Leipzig contract extension

RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku has signed a two-year contract extension which will run until 2026 with the German club. The 24-year-old had been linked with a number of clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester United, but has opted to commit to the Bundesliga side. Nkunku was voted the 2021-22 Bundesliga player of the season and helped Leipzig win the German Cup…

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Medical staff to be tried for Maradona death

Eight medical personnel are to stand trial accused of criminal negligence in the death of legendary Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona. A judge has ordered a culpable homicide trial after a medical panel found Maradona’s treatment was rife with “deficiencies and irregularities”. Maradona died in November 2020 of a heart attack in Buenos Aires, aged 60. He had been recovering at…

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Arsenal make bid for Leeds playmaker Raphinha

Arsenal have made a bid for Leeds United playmaker Raphinha. It is understood to be the first formal offer Leeds have received for the Brazil forward, who scored 11 Premier League goals last season. However, sources say the offer falls far below their valuation and is certain to be rejected. Raphinha who joined Leeds from Rennes in 2020, has attracted interest…

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Sadio Mane joins Bayern Munich from Liverpool

Sadio Mane has completed a £35m move from Liverpool to Bayern Munich on a three-year contract. The Reds will receive 32m euros (£27.4m) with an additional 6m euros based on appearances, plus 3m euros for individual and team achievements. Liverpool turned down two bids from Bayern before agreeing a fee for the Senegal forward, who was under contract until next summer.…

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