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Liverpool Set For Quiet January Despite Losing Philippe Coutinho

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s assertion that substance is more important than style takes on new significance in the post-Philippe Coutinho era. Their most creative player’s sale to Barcelona for £142million means the Reds boss has to find a way to compensate for the loss of the talents of his genuine game-changer while also ensuring his departure does not unsettle the ...

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Football Rumours From The Media

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What the papers say Antoine Griezmann will demand £400,000 a week to join Manchester United in favour of Barcelona, the Sun reports. The paper says the Atletico Madrid striker has been lined up in an £89million deal to join the Red Devils next summer, but that the club have been told their initial offer of £290,000 a week is short ...

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Arsene Wenger Hoping To Add Reinforcements To Arsenal Squad This Week

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Arsene Wenger expects to make progress this week in his attempts to strengthen his Arsenal squad following the humiliating FA Cup exit to Nottingham Forest. Wenger made nine changes at the City Ground and his fringe players went down 4-2 to the mid-table Championship side. The Frenchman criticised his team after the holders relinquished their grip on the trophy, with ...

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Giggs leaves Man United after 29 years

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Media playback is not supported on this device Ryan Giggs has left his role as Manchester United’s assistant manager, ending a 29-year association with the club. The 42-year-old made a record 963 appearances for United and had a year left on his contract at Old Trafford. Giggs, who gained his Uefa Pro Licence in 2014[1], hopes to manage in the ...

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Townsend and Mandanda sign for Palace

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Crystal Palace have signed goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and midfielder Andros Townsend. The England winger, 24, has completed his £13m move back to the Premier League, with Dwight Gayle going in the opposite direction[1] in a separate deal. Mandanda, 31, is at Euro 2016 with France but has joined from Marseille for an undisclosed fee. “I’m extremely delighted and pleased to ...

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Bournemouth sign Chelsea full-back Ake

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Bournemouth have signed Chelsea full-back Nathan Ake on a season-long loan. Ake, 21, spent last season on loan at Watford, playing 28 times as the club finished 13th in the Premier League and reached the FA Cup semi-final. The Netherlands Under-21 defender was the Hornets’ young player of the year. Ake signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea[1] last summer ...

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Stoke are making 'progress' – Delap

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Stoke City’s third consecutive ninth-placed finish last season must be seen as “progress” says former defender Rory Delap. The Potters’ 51 points was their second-highest return since they got promoted to the Premier League for the 2008-09 campaign. “It was a really positive season for them,” Delap, 39, told BBC Radio Stoke.[1] “It’s given them more experience and next season, ...

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Van Aanholt signs new Sunderland deal

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Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt has signed a new four-year contract with the Premier League club. The 25-year-old Netherlands international helped[1] the Black Cats avoid relegation last season. “Patrick was an outstanding performer last season, contributing not only solid defensive performances, but also assists and vital goals,” said Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce. The left-back arrived at the Stadium of Light ...

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Benteke to consider Liverpool future

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Liverpool striker Christian Benteke says he will have to consider leaving the club if manager Jurgen Klopp continues to leave him out next season. Benteke, 25, was signed by former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers for £32.5m, but started just eight league games after German Klopp was appointed in October. “I still have a contract at Liverpool and I’d like to ...

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Man Utd complete £30m Bailly signing

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Manchester United have completed the signing of Villarreal defender Eric Bailly, subject to a work permit. The 22-year-old Ivory Coast international joins for about £30m on a four-year deal. Bailly said: “It is a dream come true to be joining Manchester United. To play football at the highest level is all I have ever wanted to do.” United manager Jose ...

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