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Benitez frustrated by ‘crazy’ transfer market

Benitez signed a three-year contract to remain at Newcastle in May 2016 and guided the club back to the Premier League last season Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez says the “crazy” summer transfer market is to blame for the club’s struggle to recruit the new players he wants. The Tyneside club …

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Ola Aina: Chelsea defender joins Hull City on loan for season

Ola Aina played against AC Milan and Real Madrid in friendlies prior to the 2016-17 season. Hull City have signed Chelsea defender Ola Aina on a season-long loan. Full-back Aina, 20, has made three brief substitute appearances in the Premier League for the Blues and started two EFL Cup games …

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Celtic’s Gary Mackay-Steven targeted by Aberdeen in permanent transfer

Gary Mackay-Steven only played 10 times for Celtic last season Aberdeen have made Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven their next transfer target, but a deal for now is unlikely. Talks between the clubs are ongoing over a permanent deal for the 26-year-old, who started only five games for the Scottish champions …

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Wenger ‘expects’ Sanchez to stay at Arsenal

“The players have contracts and we expect them to respect their contracts” – Arsene Wenger Alexis Sanchez has not told Arsene Wenger he wants to leave the club, says the Gunners boss who “expects” the Chile striker to see out his contract. The 28-year-old has one year left on his …

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Marco Arnautovic: Stoke turn down West Ham bid for striker, who wants to leave

Arnautovic scored seven goals in 35 appearances for Stoke last season Stoke City have rejected an offer from West Ham for striker Marko Arnautovic, who has handed in a transfer request. Arnautovic played 45 minutes of a 1-0 pre-season win over Neuchatel Xamax on Monday, but limped off as Mark …

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Romelu Lukaku: Watch Lukaku train with Man Utd for first time

Watch Romelu Lukaku training with Manchester United for the first time after signing from Everton for an initial £75m on a five-year contract. READ MORE: Man Utd sign Everton striker for initial £75m on five-year deal WATCH MORE: The best of Romelu Lukaku’s Everton goals in 16/17

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Gossip: Chelsea close in on Bakayoko

Transfer news Chelsea are closing in on Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22, and he may sign in time to travel with his new team to China and Singapore on Monday. (Sky Sports) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants the club to make a £60m bid for Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier, …

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Use sanctions to back up ‘Rooney Rule’ – Kick It Out chair

Keith Curle is one of two BAME managers in the top four divisions of English football English Football League clubs should face sanctions if they do not agree to interview black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates for coaching jobs, says the chair of Kick It Out. Lord Herman Ouseley …

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Honorary fellowship for Wales boss Coleman

Wales football manager Chris Coleman has received an honorary fellowship from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He was awarded the honour during the first of its graduation ceremonies in Swansea. Coleman, who is from the city, played for Crystal Palace, Blackburn and Swansea was capped 32 times for …

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Honorary fellowship for Wales boss Coleman

Wales football manager Chris Coleman has received an honorary fellowship from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He was awarded the honour during the first of its graduation ceremonies in Swansea. Coleman, who is from the city, played for Crystal Palace, Blackburn and Swansea was capped 32 times for …

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