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MAY 2020:

Transfer-related pieces and other

Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio provides positive update on knee injury recovery

Chelsea’s experienced duo Willy Caballero, Olivier Giroud agree extensions

Ousmane Dembele’s doctor confirms winger to return in three months

Henry an admirer of Leicester’s James Maddison, who targets future trophies

Premier League clubs reach agreement on player contracts expiring on June 30

Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois provides training update as La Liga return nears

Report: McLaren’s Carlos Sainz expected to replace Vettel at Ferrari in 2021

Angela Merkel’s proposal confirms Bundesliga to return – May 16

Kevin de Bruyne admits two-year Euro ban may see him leave Manchester City

PSG eyeing Leicester’s Wilfried Ndidi, while Bakayoko and Partey also linked

Coronavirus-centric stories

Premier League to resume on June 17: Man City-Arsenal, Sheff Utd-Aston Villa

France boss Deschamps fears Europe’s top leagues prioritising money over safety

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola urges fan caution, provides fitness update

Dyche and Klopp satisfied, while Pep’s City side begin group training tomorrow

Coronavirus: PL, EFL medical staff angry while Serie A return date delayed

PL clubs set to receive up to 1,600 COVID-19 tests as Project Restart intensifies

Premier League clubs told 2019-20 season must be decided on sporting merit

Report: EFL League One, League Two set to be ended next week

Burnley’s Ben Mee says players can deal with neutral venues and quarantine

Bundesliga resumption expected this month, despite announcing positive tests

Sergio Aguero reveals players are scared, despite proposed PL restart

APRIL 2020:

Transfer-related pieces and other

Ajax’s Andre Onana reveals time has come to ‘take a step’, amid reported interest

F1 increasingly confident of summer start in Austria for disrupted 2020 season

Still no inquiries for Timo Werner, RB Leipzig’s sporting director reveals

Mbappe worth €300m and was Real-bound in 2020 – Ferland Mendy’s agent

Dayot Upamecano urged to stay at Leipzig, by Germany legend Lothar Matthäus

Achraf Hakimi reveals he’ll decide future in June as speculation persists

Lautaro Martinez’s agent: Barca, Real, Chelsea & City have all called about him

AC Milan, Inter and Roma interested in Dortmund midfielder Mario Götze

High praise for Osimhen, while Gueye excited by possibility of Koulibaly to PSG

Coronavirus-centric stories

Ligue 1: PSG to be crowned champions, Marseille & Rennes in UCL, Lorient promoted

Growing number of Premier League players do not want to play during crisis

FIFA chief Michel D’Hooghe: Football should not resume until September, earliest

France prime minister Edouard Philippe confirms Ligue 1 season cannot resume

Premier League coronavirus update: Aston Villa, Chelsea and Norwich

DFL CEO: Bundesliga is ready to return as soon as May 9, if politicians allow it

Roma agree to forgo four months’ wages, other Serie A sides accept reductions

Brighton announce Amex Stadium to become drive-in testing centre

Bournemouth also reverse furlough decision, while donating to food banks

After intense scrutiny and criticism, Tottenham reverse furlough decision

Arsenal prepared to accept wage deferral, provided they receive guarantees

Southampton agree 10% wage deferral – West Ham and Brighton in discussions

June’s F1 Canada Grand Prix postponed, planning to reschedule by October

Liverpool apologise to fans, reverse decision to furlough non-playing staff

McLaren boss Zak Brown warns F1 could lose four teams unless big changes are made

Wayne Rooney says it’s a disgrace to target players during coronavirus crisis

Liverpool place staff on furlough, after Henderson’s coronavirus fund revealed

Belgian Pro League proposes season to finish, Club Brugge crowned champions

MARCH 2020:

BVB refuse to lower Jadon Sancho asking price, as United contact winger’s agent

Kane: If games cannot resume before June, teams should look to next season

Olivier Giroud reveals January move to Inter was blocked by boss Lampard

Shopping for reinforcements: RB Leipzig interested in PSG’s Kouassi, Sarr at Nice

Juventus cut player wages, expect more NBA-style trades as result of COVID-19

2020 Tokyo Olympics suspended until summer of 2021

Coronavirus: Mikel Arteta fully recovered, confirms Arsenal club staff to remain at home

Coronavirus update: As far as sport is concerned, what’s on this weekend?

Premier League, EFL are both suspended until April 4th at the earliest

NBA suspends season indefinitely, after Jazz’ Rudy Gobert contracts COVID-19

Coronavirus intensifies across sport as events, matches cancelled or postponed

Dortmund close to €35m move for Birmingham City wonderkid Jude Bellingham


Arsenal to hold contract talks with teenage star Bukayo Saka, as interest increases

Karl Robinson on Dan Agyei, an angry second-half and Oxford’s spirited effort at Burton

Watkins, Mitrovic score 20th league goals in wins for Brentford and Fulham


Tottenham complete £27m move of PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn

Barca defender Jean-Clair Todibo joins Schalke on loan with €25m future fee

Sergio Aguero breaks Henry and Shearer’s PL records as City thrash Aston Villa 6-1

Frank Lampard praises Tammy Abraham, clarifies Giroud’s future pre-Burnley

Arteta is honest as Nelson and Lacazette speak after Arsenal scrape past Leeds

Middlesbrough complete double loan swoop for City pair Roberts and Nmecha


Mikel Arteta announced as new Arsenal manager

Liverpool confirm £7.25m signing of RB Salzburg winger Takumi Minamino

Barca and Liverpool target Amine Harit signs new Schalke deal until 2024

Ballon d’Or 2019: Lionel Messi pips Virgil van Dijk to win record sixth title

Reports: Kylian Mbappe stalls on PSG’s contract extension offer, as Real lurk


Tottenham sack Mauricio Pochettino, preparing Jose Mourinho as replacement

Thierry Henry named Montreal Impact head coach: A necessary means to progress

Gerry Taggart endorses Stoke-bound Michael O’Neill as speculation intensifies

Radwanska on Andreescu’s soaring ability and Serena’s recent Final struggles

Stoke sack Nathan Jones after dismal start to season


Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka releases statement to fans after forgettable week

Tottenham resigned to Christian Eriksen departure with Real lurking

David de Gea fumes after Manchester United lose 1-0 at Newcastle


Christian Pulisic reveals frustration at limited Chelsea minutes

Orlando Magic confirm 2017 no.1 draft pick Markelle Fultz ready for training camp

Paul Hart reveals Stoke eager for fortunes to change, ahead of Forest clash

Hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hoping 2019/20 is his breakout season

Laporte sidelined, Manchester City linked with Inter’s Milan Skriniar

Gareth Bale heads Wales winner, capping whirlwind week for club and country

Emre Can angry at UCL snub, while Juventus fail with late Zinchenko bid

Euro deadline day: PSG sign Keylor Navas and Mauro Icardi

AUGUST 2019:

Champions League group stage draw 19/20 revealed

Mbappe and Cavani injured, PSG interested in Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic

Free agent Frank Ribery joins Fiorentina on two-year deal

Chelsea to loan out Zappacosta, paving way for Reece James breakthrough

Mason Mount thrills on Stamford Bridge debut, Chelsea drop points again

Lyon complete £22.5m signing of Angers midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide

After Newcastle display, Reiss Nelson content biding time for more Arsenal minutes

Cesar Azpilicueta defends Lampard’s youthful selection after heavy United defeat

Victor Osimhen nets brace in Ligue 1 debut as Lille beat Nantes

Manchester City’s Leroy Sane sidelined for 6-7 months with torn ACL

Manchester United splash world-record £80m for Leicester defender Harry Maguire

Everton close to £36m deal for Juventus wonderkid Moise Kean

Arsenal complete £72m club-record signing of Lille winger Nicolas Pepe

JULY 2019:

Bournemouth complete £15m signing of Huddersfield’s Philip Billing

Dani Ceballos hails Unai Emery as Arsenal loan move finalised

Newcastle complete £40m deal for Hoffenheim’s Joelinton

Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu joins Leipzig on season-long loan deal

Lampard insists Hudson-Odoi will be key for Chelsea, amid Bayern reports

RB Leipzig agree £22.5m fee for Everton’s Ademola Lookman

Fulham midfield wonderkid Harvey Elliott set for Liverpool move

JUNE 2019:

Chelsea bypass transfer ban, complete £40m Mateo Kovacic signing

Tottenham close in on £11m move for Leeds winger Jack Clarke

Manchester United agree £50m deal with Palace for Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Chelsea transfer ban good for me, Tammy Abraham insists

Reports: Atletico, Inter submit £80m bids for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe

Juve move a step forward from ‘inferior’ Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri reveals

EURO U21 Roundup: Day 1 complete, Poland and hosts Italy victorious

Liverpool close to extending Ox deal, not interested in Lille’s Nicolas Pepe

Chelsea’s Ola Aina completes £8.9m Torino move

Matuidi reveals Juventus happiness, contract talks set to open

MAY 2019:

Patrick Roberts pens new City deal, joins Norwich on loan

Charlton promoted to Championship with late 2-1 win over Sunderland

Jadon Sancho targeting Bundesliga glory with Dortmund next term

Ribery and Robben score in fitting finale, Bayern clinch Bundesliga on final day

Super agent Mino Raiola suspended for three months with worldwide effect

APRIL 2019:

Despite Crawford loss, Amir Khan defiantly refuses retirement rumours

Reports: Napoli’s Allan eyeing summer move with PSG circling

Moise Kean scores again, Stephy Mavididi makes Juventus debut in 2-1 loss

Harry Kane warns against excuses as Tottenham win at new stadium

MARCH 2019:

Everton lead European clubs interested in unsettled Chelsea talent Daishawn Redan

Bayern Munich set to sign Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez for record £68m

Callum Hudson-Odoi called up into England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

Reports: Zidane’s Real Madrid return sees them reignite Sadio Mane interest


Chris Eubank Jr impressive during commanding points win over James DeGale

Nick Pope’s Burnley future: What’s next?

Reports: West Ham plan move for Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia

Memphis Depay can be among world’s best, Rafael reveals

Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial sidelined for three weeks, Solskjaer confirms

English youth products overtaken Bundesliga and German talents, says Dortmund director Zorc


Borussia Dortmund express interest in Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha

Mario Balotelli seals loan move to Marseille until season’s end

Terence Crawford to face Amir Khan in world title fight, April 20

Reports: Bayern make £35m bid for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi

FA Cup 4th Round Draw: Arsenal v Man Utd – the headline tie

Klopp praises Ki-Jana Hoever after 16-year-old makes Liverpool debut


Kylian Mbappé scores winner as PSG edge narrow victory, ending 2018 in memorable fashion

Report: Juventus interested in Kylian Mbappe as PSG’s financial situation under threat

How the Coventry City supporting slayer reacted to his deadly double

Hughes sacked, Southampton confirm Ralph Hasenhüttl as new boss

Europa League round-up: Hudson-Odoi and Smith-Rowe shine

Gareth Southgate praises Harry Kane, calls him world’s best goalscorer

Zlatko Dalic bemoans fatigue as Croatia relegated from League A


Julian Draxler nowhere near his potential, says former coach

Reiss Nelson scores brilliant free-kick as u21s’ unbeaten run extends to 35 qualifiers

Toto Wolff tips Mick Schumacher for greatness after teen wins Formula 3 Championship

Raheem Sterling praises Jadon Sancho as teenager settles quickly with England

Reports: Adrien Rabiot rejects contract offer, open to leaving in January

England squad announced: Maddison, Mount and Sancho earn first call-ups

Report: Tottenham’s Mousa Dembélé approaches Juventus, eager for 2019 move


Transfer deadline day: Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson signs new deal before leaving for Hoffenheim, Abraham off to Villa

Kurt Zouma insists despite Everton loan, his Chelsea career not over

Report: PSG keen on Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis, with €30m release clause

Mario Balotelli to remain at Nice for another season, despite desire to leave

Report: PSG have €60m bid rejected for Juventus’ Alex Sandro

Roma complete £23.8m move for Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi

Reports: PSG interested in signing Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembélé this summer

Thibaut Courtois completes £35m Real move, Kovacic loaned to Chelsea

Reports: Roma eyeing move for Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama

Speculation aside: Why PSG must avoid signing Marcos Rojo

Napoli boost as Koulibaly signs new five-year deal, but will this last?

If you are eager for more PSG transfer round-ups, then….. ^^^

PSG transfer news: Wonderkid’s surprise U-turn, Financial Fair Play verdict and more, 14th June 2018

PSG transfer news: Real Madrid’s bid for Neymar, PSG eye next Neymar and more – June 9th, 2018

PSG transfer news: Man Utd’s £70m move for Verratti, West Ham’s Pastore interest and more – June 4, 2018

PSG transfer news: Wonderkid set for Arsenal move, Kanté responds to rumours and more – June 1, 2018

MAY 2018:

PSG transfer news: Manchester City eye Mbappé move, Matuidi warns Buffon, and more, 29th May 2018

PSG transfer news: Rabiot attracting Arsenal interest, Umtiti linked once again and more – May 24, 2018

PSG transfer news: Neymar expresses desire to leave, Wilshere’s agent meets with club and more – May 21, 2018

PSG transfer news: Buffon offered a two-year deal, update on Ben Arfa’s future and more – May 18, 2018

PSG transfer news: Newcastle’s Areola offer, Busquets speculation and more – 15th May 2018

PSG transfer news: Donnarumma interest, Arsenal’s Kurzawa enquiry and more – 11th May 2018

PSG transfer news: Cavani reveals future plans, update on Neymar, and more, 9th May 2018

PSG transfer news: £100m bid for Eriksen, Kanté update and more – May 4th 2018

MARCH and APRIL 2018:

PSG transfer news: Dybala a top summer target, interest in Schalke’s Meyer and more

Tearful Andres Iniesta confirms he will leave Barça at season’s end

Arsenal transfer news: Wilshere speculation continues, update on Bordeaux’s Malcom and more

Frustrating week aside, RB Leipzig’s Marcel Sabitzer pens contract extension

Exclusive report: PSG in talks with Courtois over possible move


Lukaku reveals he expects more respect for goalscoring record

City away next, Mahrez refutes “untrue assumptions” about his absence from training

Conte admits his Chelsea side played with fear at Watford, lack character

Michy Batshuayi brace on debut seals Dortmund’s first win of 2018


Nelson and Nketiah excel as Arsenal u23s thump United on Mavropanos debut


Birthday boy Kylian Mbappé stars as PSG win again, end 2017 on a high

Álvaro Morata reveals Didier Drogba’s his inspiration to improve at Chelsea

Jack Wilshere reveals he’s still awaiting fresh contract talks

Alan Pardew announced as West Brom’s new manager

Report: Barcelona interested in approach for Arsenal’s Özil


Wenger claims he’s hungrier than ever for Premier League success before leaving Arsenal

Ronald Koeman reveals disappointment following Everton sacking

Anthony Joshua set to face Carlos Takam as Pulev withdraws through injury

Newcastle complete permanent signing of Mikel Merino after impressive start to loan spell

Liverpool’s Sadio Mané sidelined for up to six weeks with injured hamstring


Mertens’ situation at Napoli prompts Arsenal interest, release clause involved

Chalobah to undergo another scan following freak training injury

Iniesta will end career at Barca, hints midfielder’s father

Confirmed – Joshua vs Pulev scheduled for October 28 in Cardiff

Report: City had €65m bid for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly rejected

AUGUST 2017:

West Brom sign Gibbs for £7m, capture Krychowiak on season-long loan

Manchester City firm favourites to sign West Brom’s Jonny Evans, second bid made

Southampton confirm Hoedt capture, van Dijk set to stay

Iniesta reveals he may leave Barcelona on free when contract expires next summer

Glyfi Sigurdsson completes £45m Everton move

Chalobah: I had to leave Chelsea, to avoid another loan

Pellegrino warns van Dijk: No player is bigger than the club

Mayweather states belief that McGregor fight will not go the distance

Watford complete signing of Brazil u20 forward Richarlison for £11.5m on five-year deal

Stephy Mavididi completes Preston loan move

JULY 2017:

Wimbledon 2017: Federer already targeting SW19 return as he wins record eighth title

Gunners monitor progress of Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic

Arsenal make contact with Toulouse for highly-rated goalkeeper Alban Lafont

Report: Arsenal table bid for Frankfurt midfield wonderkid Aymen Barkok

Alex Scott signs new deal with Arsenal Ladies

Chris Willock thanks Arsenal after Benfica move is complete

JUNE 2017:

Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon signs first professional contract

Liverpool considering bid for Schalke’s Max Meyer, with Arsenal and Spurs interested

Manchester City in race to sign Willock on free transfer

Bayern also linked with Tolisso approach, said to be heavily interested

Exeter teen Ethan Ampadu being watched by Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal

Marseille’s teenage starlet Boubacar Kamara pens new deal, ending speculation

Arsenal and Everton scout Charlton’s defensive talent Ezri Konza

Chelsea interested in Lyon midfielder Tolisso, also on Arsenal’s radar

MAY 2017:

Arsenal given boost in this summer’s pursuit for Mbappé

Bayern move one step closer to backdoor deal for Serge Gnabry

Everton respond to reported interest with £50m price-tag for Barkley

Report: PSG’s Adrien Rabiot not keen on contract extension

Arda Turan’s agent contacts Arsenal, reports suggest

Edward Nketiah: It was brilliant to score at the Emirates against United u23s

Celtic’s highly-rated fullback Kieran Tierney responds to speculation with European suitors linked

Lucas Perez admits he’ll consider his future, frustrated by lack of first-team opportunities

Valencia’s José Gaya – release clause set to drop €20m next summer

Crowley: I don’t want to be compared to Wlshere, I’ll leave if I have to

Barcelona linked with Azpilicueta as possible Bellerín alternative

Arsenal loan watch: Chambers excels & scores against Manchester City

APRIL 2017:

Report: Arsenal linked with approach for Carlos Bacca

Arsenal plan to double Oxlade-Chamberlain’s wages

Reports: AS Monaco agree deal in principle for Youri Tielemans

John Terry linked with shock move to Arsenal – shocking for the fans, that is

Gunners identify prime attacking target as Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal’s chief negotiator to leave with internal promotion to fill role

Schalke ready to sell Goretzka now, avoid losing for free

Kaylen Hinds and his attitude praised by loan manager at Stevenage

Rangers aceept Chelsea’s offer for teenage midfield prospect Billy Gilmour

Clubs circle as Chris Willock’s contract situation unresolved

MARCH 2017:

Allende impresses on trial with Arsenal first team

Arsenal interest in Goretzka intensifies as midfielder continues to impress

Post-match comments: Sheaf on City, captaincy and centre-back role

Sidibe praised for rejecting Arsenal advances last summer

Oxlade-Chamberlain’s verdict on another unacceptable away defeat

Ancelotti refutes claims he will field weakened side

Allende impresses on trial with Arsenal first-team

Wenger reveals Ljungberg coaching role promise

Bellerín to be captain in 2-3 years if Wenger stays?

Mavididi returns from Charlton loan after season-ending injury


Szczesny excels again for Roma during win over Inter

Allegri quashes Arsenal links with latest comments

Asano’s frustrations come amid praise from manager

Arsenal make contact with Atalanta’s Franck Kessie

Akpom keen to make his mark at Brighton

Report: Arsenal linked with Pep Segura as possible Head of Youth Development

Birmingham confirm Bielik loan capture


Reports: Arsenal set to make £50m move for Dortmund’s Marco Reus

Highly-rated forward Stephy Mavididi expected to make loan move 

Juventus and Arsenal linked with tug-of-war for Schalke’s Leon Goretzka

Bramall welcomes challenge after u23s debut v Southampton

Jan Vertonghen out for month with damaged ankle ligaments

Wenger’s comments on new acquisition Cohen Bramall

Sheaf hails Nketiah’s impact as u23s return with victory

NEW YEAR – 2017


Rob Holding linked with January loan move

Shkodran Mustafi sidelined for 3 weeks with hamstring strain

Daniel Crowley on trial with Go Ahead Eagles, loan possible

Arsenal hand scholarship deal to Chelsea defender Zech Medley

Carragher reveals what should be next in Wilshere’s career

Report: Sporting keen to sign Joel Campbell on permanent basis


Mathieu Debuchy expected to depart in January, nearing full fitness

PSG get timely injury boost ahead of Arsenal clash

Bellerín confirms desire to remain at Arsenal ahead of proposed contract extension


Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal: Post-match comments

Djibril Sidibe reveals he snubbed Arsenal in favour of more minutes

Rumour analysis: Real Madrid’s Marcos Llorente linked with ‘shock’ move to north London

Arsenal and United interested in Atletico’s Jose Gimenez


Arter admits Wilshere’s loan switch to Bournemouth was a surprise

Gunners promise a tougher test than Chelsea, reveals Motta

Arsenal linked with Sunderland starlet Joel Asoro

AUGUST 2016:

UEFA announces three-man shortlist for Best Player in Europe award

Southampton interested in Anderlecht’s Steven Defour

Reports: Odegaard interested in Liverpool loan, rejects Bundesliga move

Tammy Abraham completes loan move to Bristol City

Galatasaray reportedly interested in Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva

JULY 2016:

Kevin Gameiro completes Atletico move for £27m

Thomas Tuchel praises Dembélé after winger’s excellent start with Dortmund

Zenit boss confirms English and Italian sides are interested in Axel Witsel

Sevilla complete signing of Ganso on five-year deal

Kasey Palmer completes loan switch to Huddersfield Town

Lucas Digne hails Barca move as perfect place to develop

Everton increase Stones asking price as City interest continues

JUNE 2016:

Switzerland 1-1 Poland: Post-match comments

Southampton edge closer to £11m deal for Nathan Redmond

Manchester City interested in approach for Celta’s Nolito

Germany need to improve in attack, warns Jerome Boateng

Reports: Kelechi Iheaneacho set for improved contract deal after fantastic season

Hugo Lloris reveals France are eager to prove point at Euro 2016

French Open: Andy Murray admits disappointment after final defeat to Djokovic


APRIL 2016:

Hector Bellerín proud after being named in PFA TotS

MARCH 2016:

Martin Demichelis charged by FA over alleged betting offences

Reports: City set to rival Liverpool for Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s signature



Chelsea sign Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga

Giroud says critics don’t worry him ahead of Chelsea clash

Leicester activate Demarai Gray’s £3.75m release clause, medical complete

Mohamed Elneny passes medical ahead of Arsenal move

NEW YEAR – 2016


Bolton, Fulham and Nottingham Forest all handed transfer embargoes

Guus Hiddink confirmed as Chelsea’s interim boss until end of season

Reports: City interested in Angers midfielder Cheikh N’Doye

City make history to top their Champions League group – what does this mean?


UFC 193: Holly Holm shocks Ronda Rousey in huge upset

France attacks: Over 120 people killed in terrorist incidents across Paris

England’s under-21 squad named: Browning and Solanke star


Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk stresses need for improvement against Bournemouth

Kelechi Iheanacho rewarded with maiden Nigeria call-up

Ramires signs contract extension with Chelsea

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff diagnosed with lung cancer

David Villa refuses to rule out possible City loan switch

Internationals: Humphreys to replace injured Edun for Young Lions in World Cup  

Monday’s Media Watch – City – de Bruyne, Touré and Kompany

David Silva out for two/three weeks with ankle injury

Sam Allardyce agrees two-year deal to become Sunderland manager

Sterling ‘surprised’ by quality of his new teammates

Alexis Sánchez’ minor groin injury