Chelsea to reignite Jules Kounde interest if Sevilla lower demands to €50m

ESPN UK

Chelsea are set to revive their interest in Jules Kounde during the January transfer window if Sevilla lower their asking price back to around €50 million, where the two clubs almost found an agreement this summer, sources have told ESPN.

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Guardiola tells Man City not to enter Ansu Fati bidding

Barca Blaugranes

In what is certainly one of the more strange stories we’ve covered this week, Pep Guardiola has reportedly asked Manchester City not to enter any semblance of talks with Jorge Mendes about Ansu Fati. The “talks” if you call them that, haven’t even truly began and seem to only be a bargaining chip on the part of Mendes.

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Fernandinho Reveals What Happens To Man City Stars When ‘They Don’t Commit Themselves’ In Training

SI

City's club captain is gearing himself up for another month of intense football in three different competitions. However, the Brazilian is no stranger to hard work, becoming a stalwart in the midfield for over eight years now.

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Where Ronaldo fits for Man United?

ESPN

Cristiano Ronaldo is back at Manchester United and ready to wear the club's No. 7 shirt for the first time since 2009 in Saturday's Premier League clash against Newcastle United at Old Trafford. But giving the Portugal forward his old number is the easy part for United; the big challenge now is where to play him.

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3 best Serie A signings of the summer transfer window

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Serie A has been largely dominated by Juventus in the last decade, but a strong showing by Inter Milan last year has stopped Juventus for winning the title 10 years in a row. After an exciting season, the summer was equally exciting, with many teams trying to join the battle for a wide-open title race. Here are the three best signings by Italian clubs this summer:

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Neymar’s leaked PSG contract reveals absurd ‘friendly’ bonus worth $10.4 million

Clutch Points

The leaked current contract of Neymar with Paris Saint-Germain includes a unique clause stating he will be paid an extra bonus for just being “friendly.”

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Liverpool Passed on Florian Neuhaus at £21M

LiverPool Offside

Following Gini Wijnaldum’s departure early in the summer, Liverpool were linked with a series of potential midfield replacements only to in the end decide to head into the 2021-22 season with the players they already had at the club.

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Barcelona Boss Ronald Koeman Breaks His Silence On Riqui Puig and Samuel Umtiti

Heavy

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has finally opened up and offered his thoughts on French defender Samuel Umtiti and young midfielder Riqui Puig.

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Manchester United interested in Declan Rice deal next season

ESPN

Manchester United remain keen on West Ham United's Declan Rice despite deciding against investing in a midfielder this summer, sources have told ESPN.

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Laporta reportedly tried to sign Neymar for Barcelona after being elected

Barca Blaugranes

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that Joan Laporta is good at taking big shots and making promises. A report from Sport this morning detailed how once he was elected, Joan Laporta made an effort to resign an old friend and bring him back to the Camp Nou.

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Authorities halt Brazil-Argentina after EPL-based players break quarantine

The Score

Brazilian health officials stormed onto the pitch to stop the country's World Cup qualifier against Argentina on Sunday because three Argentinians apparently broke COVID-19 regulations.

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Gio Reyna can play for one of the five best teams in the world

Sporting News

U.S. national team midfielder Gio Reyna has the potential that will allow him to "play for one of the best five teams in the world", says one of his former coaches.

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Fabrizio Romano says don’t count out Bayern Munich in race for Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland

Bavarian Football Works

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano (aka Mr. Here We Go!) made an appearance on Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg’s Meine Bayern-Woche podcast and said not to count out Bayern Munich in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund star striker Erling Haaland next summer.

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Luuk de Jong explains why Ronald Koeman wanted him at Barcelona

Barca Blaugranes

New Barcelona signing Luuk de Jong has been talking about his move to the Camp Nou and why Ronald Koeman opted to bring him in on deadline day from Sevilla.

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Tottenham’s Emerson Royal ‘hurt’ by Barcelona exit as details of Spurs transfer uncovered

Express

Emerson Royal joined Tottenham from Barcelona on transfer deadline day.

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Juventus facing a major dilemma with Paulo Dybala’s future after Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit

Clutch Points

Following the sudden departure of Cristiano Ronaldo over the recent summer transfer window, Juventus is looking ahead to formulating a keen sporting project for the long term.

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England’s Declan Rice appropriately mocked Hungary fans after they threw drinks at Raheem Sterling

For The Win

England went into its UEFA World Cup Qualifying match against Hungary knowing it would be facing a hostile crowd in Budapest. But it was plainly obvious that the Three Lions weren’t rattled.

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Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo back early after Portugal release

Sky Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo has been released early from the Portugal squad after picking up a suspension ahead of his Manchester United return.

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Real Madrid completely finessed PSG in the Kylian Mbappe chase

Clutch Points

It was an extremely wild final day of the summer transfer window, with countless players taking their talents to new clubs. Real Madrid meanwhile, was able to sign a young Frenchman, but it was Eduardo Camavinga, not Kylian Mbappe. Los Blancos offered a bag of money to PSG for their talisman, but the club didn’t budge, claiming they wanted €200 million for Mbappe. Well, Florentino Perez ultimately said sure, we’ll pay it. Even after meeting their asking price, PSG still didn’t let the France international go.

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes highest scoring man in international soccer

TSN

Cristiano Ronaldo is men’s football’s all-time leading scorer.

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Real Madrid’s €200 million bid Kylian Mbappe bid ignored by PSG

Clutch Points

It seemed as if Real Madrid had bowed out of the Kylian Mbappe sweepstakes on Monday, but the Spanish club continued to push Paris Saint-Germain in an attempt to land the French superstar ahead of the transfer deadline. Madrid returned to the table with a gargantuan €200 million bid for Mbappe (the amount supposedly needed for a transfer to be considered), but they’re getting no response from PSG and seem resigned to the fact that he won’t be coming, at least for now.

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Tottenham sign Emerson Royal from Barcelona

BBC

Tottenham have signed Brazil defender Emerson Royal from Barcelona for 30m euro (£25.8m) on a five-year contract.

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Real Madrid will not sign Kylian Mbappe in summer window

Draftkings Nation

According to French media outlets L’Equipe, RMC and Telefoot, Real Madrid is no longer pursuing Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe in this summer’s transfer window. The Spanish giants attempted to sign the forward multiple times, but PSG declined two bids as the transfer deadline loomed.

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Ruben Dias Signs New Six-Year Contract At Man City

SI

The Portuguese international joined Manchester City from Benfica last September and instantly transformed the defence. For then a club record £63 million, Dias arrived at the Etihad Stadium with high expectations. 

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Ilkay Gundogan Reflects On Man City’s Form Ahead Of The International Break

SI

Two wins and a defeat means Manchester City head into the first international break of the season with six points out of a possible nine.

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