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Updated: 08 July 2016 19:37 IST - Published: 08 July 2016 09:33 IST
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Vincent Janssen on his way to Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs have finally agreed to put the money on the table as per the asking terms of AZ Alkmaar. They're expected to complete the deal costing £17m by the end of the day as Vincent Janssen was seen leaving AZ training - likely for the last time.
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Godfather Wenger and Arsenal set to hijack a signing!Arsenal are set to sign Lille defender Djibril Sidibe. The prospect can play on either of the wings and impressed in the French Ligue last season.  It appears the signing is to replace Kieron Gibbs who looks likely to leave the Gunners.Earlier, Monaco made a £12m move that was nearly approved by the player's club until Arsenal poked their nose into it. According to L'Equipe, Arsenal have muscled in on the deal ever since they found out that Lille had agreed to a fee, and presented Sidibe with an offer he couldn't refuse.In other news, Monaco is planning to sue whoever quotes the idiom,
Godfather Wenger and Arsenal set to hijack a signing!

Arsenal are set to sign Lille defender Djibril Sidibe. The prospect can play on either of the wings and impressed in the French Ligue last season.  It appears the signing is to replace Kieron Gibbs who looks likely to leave the Gunners.

Earlier, Monaco made a £12m move that was nearly approved by the player's club until Arsenal poked their nose into it. According to L'Equipe, Arsenal have muscled in on the deal ever since they found out that Lille had agreed to a fee, and presented Sidibe with an offer he couldn't refuse.

In other news, Monaco is planning to sue whoever quotes the idiom, "Your freedom ends where my nose begins" :D
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GREEDY BRADY!

Norwich City defender Robbie Brady scored against Italy and France at the Euro and now has ambitions to play in the Premier League and the Champions League by wishing to play for Leicester City.

The Foxes responded with a keen interest in the audacious defender but pulled out accusing Norwich to have over estimated him. Well, even a bafoon would doubt it if the asking price they set was at £20m! 

But West Ham United have also made an enquiry and Norwich City continue to remain stubborn, if not raise the asking price another notch.
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Subotic released! Now WANTED!!!Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic has been released from their training camp for transfer talks with prospective clubs. Stoke City and Sunderland instantly responded to the news by contesting bids around £6.5m, however, Middlesbrough have also joined the race it seems as they've shown interest and made an enquiry.What if, just think what if, Klopp has the last laughter?
Subotic released! Now WANTED!!!

Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic has been released from their training camp for transfer talks with prospective clubs. Stoke City and Sunderland instantly responded to the news by contesting bids around £6.5m, however, Middlesbrough have also joined the race it seems as they've shown interest and made an enquiry.

What if, just think what if, Klopp has the last laughter?
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Good news Chelsea fans! It looks like Eden Hazard is staying at the club, according to his brother Kylian.“He will stay at Chelsea, he is happy at Chelsea,
Good news Chelsea fans! It looks like Eden Hazard is staying at the club, according to his brother Kylian.

“He will stay at Chelsea, he is happy at Chelsea," he said. "He loves London. It is good for him there and he says the facilities are great.

“It is one of the biggest teams in the world. He will be special again for them next year.”

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REMINDER: United fans, Keep Calm!

Manchester United are poised to sign Blaise Matuidi for their midfielder requirements should they fail to pull off a rousing Paul Pogba transfer.
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Jurgen Klopp: Taking fire, need assistance!The Reds manager is in some intense mood and plans on leaving no stone unturned as he is calling for backup!Klopp having failed to woo Mario Goetze, is now plotting a move for Jakub Blaszczykowski who he developed at the Westfalenstadion and knows only too well the kind of asset he'd be adding to his rich plans of restoring Liverpool as a force in Europe.According to Bild, Blaszczykowski will hold talks over his future with Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel when he returns for pre-season and Liverpool are ready to be the first club to pounce should the 30-year-old decide to move on.Wouldn't that be some reunion?
Jurgen Klopp: Taking fire, need assistance!

The Reds manager is in some intense mood and plans on leaving no stone unturned as he is calling for backup!
Klopp having failed to woo Mario Goetze, is now plotting a move for Jakub Blaszczykowski who he developed at the Westfalenstadion and knows only too well the kind of asset he'd be adding to his rich plans of restoring Liverpool as a force in Europe.

According to Bild, Blaszczykowski will hold talks over his future with Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel when he returns for pre-season and Liverpool are ready to be the first club to pounce should the 30-year-old decide to move on.

Wouldn't that be some reunion?
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SHOCK for Manchester United!Man Utd target Gabriel Jesus has revealed to Corrierre dello Sport that he'd rather play for Inter Milan.The Red Devils view the teenager as one for the future but the young one has other ideas. The Brazilian said,
SHOCK for Manchester United!

Man Utd target Gabriel Jesus has revealed to Corrierre dello Sport that he'd rather play for Inter Milan.

The Red Devils view the teenager as one for the future but the young one has other ideas. The Brazilian said, "The idea of playing for Inter fascinates me. 

"Also, to wear the Nerazzurri shirt, which has been worn before by one of the greatest footballers ever to come from my country [Ronaldo], would be amazing."
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Lyon BEAT Chelsea!Official: Lyon have signed the highly-rated Argentine defender Emanuel Mammana.
Lyon BEAT Chelsea!


Official: Lyon have signed the highly-rated Argentine defender Emanuel Mammana.
"I am very proud to have signed for a big club like Lyon," Mammana told OLTV.

Antonio Conte is a big fan of the 20-year-old since he broke into River Plate's first team in 2014.
River Plate had reportedly told Chelsea they can sign star defender for a bargain of £8m.

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Man Utd's Pogba move gets Arsenal intricately involved!Arsenal have snubbed a £30m Juventus offer for their Chilean star Alexis Sanchez, according to Tuttosport.Juventus are considering options in the event that they make a whole lotta greenbag boogie from the £100m Paul Pogba transfer which is highly tempting, and as per Italian reports The Old Lady have narrowed down to Alexis Sanchez being the ideal replacement.With Arsene Wenger himself under scrutiny for not being able to land a top striker at The Emirates, it remains to be seen if they'd come to terms to a fee that would effectively help them raise a warchest required to sign Alvaro Morata and other big signings that the North London consensus is largely demanding.
Man Utd's Pogba move gets Arsenal intricately involved!

Arsenal
have snubbed a £30m Juventus offer for their Chilean star Alexis Sanchez, according to Tuttosport.

Juventus are considering options in the event that they make a whole lotta greenbag boogie from the £100m Paul Pogba transfer which is highly tempting, and as per Italian reports The Old Lady have narrowed down to Alexis Sanchez being the ideal replacement.

With Arsene Wenger himself under scrutiny for not being able to land a top striker at The Emirates, it remains to be seen if they'd come to terms to a fee that would effectively help them raise a warchest required to sign Alvaro Morata and other big signings that the North London consensus is largely demanding.
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Barcelona forward signs for MalagaLa Masia graduate, Sandro has left Barcelona in search of first-team opportunities and has joined La Liga club Malaga
Barcelona forward signs for Malaga

La Masia graduate, Sandro has left Barcelona in search of first-team opportunities and has joined La Liga club Malaga
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Is the duck going back to the pond?Reports coming in from Fichajes say that AC Milan want Pato back at San Siro. Early talks have already been held with the Brazilian forward
Is the duck going back to the pond?

Reports coming in from Fichajes say that AC Milan want Pato back at San Siro. Early talks have already been held with the Brazilian forward
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Wenger no longer pondering Brexit consequences!Arsenal have started negotiations with Lyon over the marquee signing of Alexandre Lacazette according to Mirror. Lyon striker, 25, is believed to have a release clause of £34m.Wenger is finally pursuing options by troubleshooting concerns, which are topped by Alvaro Morata and Alexandre Lacazette. However, Real Madrid are playing it their way after having slapped a sky-high price of £75m on Alvaro Morata after bringing him back from Juventus and that is way out of Arsenal’s league.
Wenger no longer pondering Brexit consequences!

Arsenal
have started negotiations with Lyon over the marquee signing of Alexandre Lacazette according to Mirror. Lyon striker, 25, is believed to have a release clause of £34m.

Wenger is finally pursuing options by troubleshooting concerns, which are topped by Alvaro Morata and Alexandre Lacazette. However, Real Madrid are playing it their way after having slapped a sky-high price of £75m on Alvaro Morata after bringing him back from Juventus and that is way out of Arsenal’s league.
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Sportskeeda exclusive: Our sources say Borussia Dortmund are monitoring Riyad Mahrez extremely closely.As Leicester City themselves are lining up a deal extension, it is only common knowledge that it is to secure the 24-year-old's future at the club or allow him to blossom with a transfer that would effectively help the club in their own interests.However, it'll be interesting to see how the auction lines up or how convincingly a club makes their first move. Borussia Dortmund could be a potential destination for the promising Algerian lad but we don't need to be reminded how easily footballers get swayed by big money clubs.Manchester City wouldn't like any memory recap of what Mahrez did to them at the Etihad last season, essentially crashing every last hope of being title contenders with two brilliant goals. For all you know they'll try to make sure nothing goes against them just by signing him.
Sportskeeda exclusive: Our sources say Borussia Dortmund are monitoring Riyad Mahrez extremely closely.

As Leicester City themselves are lining up a deal extension, it is only common knowledge that it is to secure the 24-year-old's future at the club or allow him to blossom with a transfer that would effectively help the club in their own interests.

However, it'll be interesting to see how the auction lines up or how convincingly a club makes their first move. Borussia Dortmund could be a potential destination for the promising Algerian lad but we don't need to be reminded how easily footballers get swayed by big money clubs.

Manchester City wouldn't like any memory recap of what Mahrez did to them at the Etihad last season, essentially crashing every last hope of being title contenders with two brilliant goals. For all you know they'll try to make sure nothing goes against them just by signing him.
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OFFICIAL: Marcelo Bielsa has resigned as Lazio manager after just TWO days in the job.In 1998, Marcelo Bielsa took over Espanyol for just 108 days before taking the Argentina national job. Certainly if Bielsa didn’t exist it would probably be necessary to invent him!

OFFICIAL: Marcelo Bielsa has resigned as Lazio manager after just TWO days in the job.


In 1998, Marcelo Bielsa took over Espanyol for just 108 days before taking the Argentina national job. 

Certainly if Bielsa didn’t exist it would probably be necessary to invent him!

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Pep Guardiola to personally meet Bonucci's agent!Manchester City manager will meet Alessandro Lucci in the next few days to get the deal done that seems to be stuck in a rut.The Qatari-owned club has invested more than £60m in their centre-backs Mangala and Otamendi with neither having shown a solid promise that is demanded of that price. With onus upon Guardiola to fix City's long standing defence concerns, he appears to have taken up the issue gravely as he is now willing to bid as high as £43m for Leonardo Bonucci.Can a Pep talk prove to be the deal breaker?!
Pep Guardiola to personally meet Bonucci's agent!

Manchester City manager will meet Alessandro Lucci in the next few days to get the deal done that seems to be stuck in a rut.

The Qatari-owned club has invested more than £60m in their centre-backs Mangala and Otamendi with neither having shown a solid promise that is demanded of that price. With onus upon Guardiola to fix City's long standing defence concerns, he appears to have taken up the issue gravely as he is now willing to bid as high as £43m for Leonardo Bonucci.

Can a Pep talk prove to be the deal breaker?!
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Liverpool fans jubilant!

Besides the drama from performances and raised optimism, Jurgen Klopp has given the Liverpool fans a reason to rejoice. He has accepted Liverpool's extension offer and will be at Anfield until 2022. His earlier contract was until 2018 with an option of an extended year.

Klopp's deputy Zeljko Buvac and second assistant coach Peter Krawietz have also signed new deals.

Klopp said, "We are very much at the beginning of our journey, but to already have the connection we have with this very special place is incredible. There is much to do and much to achieve and we look to do this by being the most completely together group anywhere in the world. That's everyone and we all have responsibility for it - all of us who are part of this LFC family: players, staff, ownership and of course the supporters."

Well, one thing he is spot on about... is that there is much to do!
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In the first year of marriage, a man speaks and wife listens. Thereafter...Ask Thomas Vermaelen, he'll tell you!The 30-year-old could be back to the Premier League with Liverpool having contacted his wife, who is English, and the club is believed to have kept aside a kitty of £12m for the former Arsenal defender.Besides, the Belgian defender has been out of favor at Barcelona and is struggling to replace Gerard Pique and Javier Macherano.
In the first year of marriage, a man speaks and wife listens. Thereafter...

Ask Thomas Vermaelen, he'll tell you!

The 30-year-old could be back to the Premier League with Liverpool having contacted his wife, who is English, and the club is believed to have kept aside a kitty of £12m for the former Arsenal defender.

Besides, the Belgian defender has been out of favor at Barcelona and is struggling to replace Gerard Pique and Javier Macherano.
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Kalidou, Love me do? Antonio Conte is expected to seal the deal for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in coming days. The move is expected to cost him £34m, which the Blues manager must have realised is a far lucrative deal than that of Bonucci. The club have been linked with a move for Juventus stalwart Leonardo Bonucci. But Manchester City are also in business over such a move and have already inflated his value, especially after his Euro heroics, and that that means Conte could prefer to stick with a revised target who happens to be on the Premier League radar for more than a year now.In spite of having worked with Bonucci, Conte might be unperturbed with having to do with Kalidou Koulibaly. Read more
Kalidou, Love me do?

Antonio Conte is expected to seal the deal for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in coming days. The move is expected to cost him £34m, which the Blues manager must have realised is a far lucrative deal than that of Bonucci.

The club have been linked with a move for Juventus stalwart Leonardo Bonucci. But Manchester City are also in business over such a move and have already inflated his value, especially after his Euro heroics, and that that means Conte could prefer to stick with a revised target who happens to be on the Premier League radar for more than a year now.

In spite of having worked with Bonucci, Conte might be unperturbed with having to do with Kalidou Koulibaly. Read more