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Barca launch third bid for Willian – Saturday's gossip

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<!– Barcelona have launched a third bid to sign Chelsea’s Brazilian winger Willian, 29, with an offer in excess of £55m. (Sky Sports) [1] Real Madrid are preparing to make an opening £112m offer for Chelsea and Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 27. (Evening Standard)[2] Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 31, says he is “speaking to Eden Hazard often” to try to ...

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Russian club deny racism after cancelling deal for black player

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Russian third-tier side Torpedo Moscow have cancelled plans to sign defender Erving Botaka-Yobama – denying that they have done so because he is black. Torpedo faced fan protests after announcing the signing of Botaka-Yobama – who is Russian and of Congolese descent – last Saturday. The club said the deal for the 19-year-old, a former Torpedo youth player, had been ...

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England Under-19: England held to frustrating Ukraine draw

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Defending champions England will have to wait to secure a place in the semi-finals of the European Under-19 Championship in Finland after a frustrating 1-1 draw with Ukraine. England dominated, taking the lead when Marcus Tavernier buried a low shot. But against the run of play Vladyslav Supriaha rolled England captain Trevoh Chalobah to equalise. Both sides could progress to ...

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Leicester City sign Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward for £12.5m

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Leicester City have signed Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward for £12.5m. Ward leaves Anfield after slipping to fourth choice following the arrival of Alisson for a record £66.8m from Roma. Ward, who has made four appearances for Wales, has signed a four-year contract and Liverpool have included a 20% sell-on clause in the deal. Ward, who spent the 2016-17 season on ...

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Roma fined as owner Pallotta gets three-month Uefa match ban

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Roma owner James Pallotta has been banned from attending any Uefa game for three months – and his club fined 19,000 euros (£17,025) – after their Champions League defeat by Liverpool. Pallotta was sanctioned for calling the match officiating an “absolute joke”. The club were charged over insufficient organisation and a blocked stairway at the match in Rome on 2 ...

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Villa agree 'significant investment' deal

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Aston Villa have agreed a deal with businessmen Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens that will see “significant investment” into the Championship club. Egyptian businessman Sawiris is estimated to be worth $ 6.8bn (£5.2bn) while American financier Edens owns the Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise. Villa owner Dr Tony Xia will become co-chairman and remain on the board. More to follow. Xia ...

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AC Milan: Italian giants' European ban overturned by Court of Arbitration for Sport

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Italian side AC Milan have had their one-year ban from European football overturned. Uefa had issued the punishment after deciding Milan had breached a Financial Fair Play requirement to break even after spending £200m on transfers. But the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) partially upheld the club’s appeal and asked Uefa to issue a more “proportionate disciplinary measure”. The ...

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Son Heung-min: Tottenham forward signs new five-year contract

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Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has signed a new five-year contract to keep him at the club until 2023. The South Korea international, 26, agreed a five-year deal when he joined from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015, and has since gone on to score 47 goals in 140 appearances for the London side. He played in 53 of Spurs’ 55 matches in ...

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