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Football transfer rumours: Ben Chilwell to Manchester City for £50m?

Today’s fluff is on the upWith Benjamin Mendy still sidelined through injury, Manchester City are ready to bid for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell in January. A summer spent in the company of a personal trainer doing sprints in a Milton Keynes pa…

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The Fiver | Places up for grabs at the very top of European football’s top table

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!With 12 teams already through to the knockout stages of Big Cup, there are just four more places up for grabs at the very top of European football’s top table. If Spurs are to snaffle one, they will ha…

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool to snap up Thorgan Hazard?

Today’s tittle-tattle is delaying the inevitableCiggie-loving Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is blowing heart-shaped smoke rings in the direction of Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj, according to the Daily Star. Despite an initial reluctance to allow the 24-…

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Football transfer rumours: Harry Kane or Richarlison to Barcelona?

Today’s tell-all is on holiday by mistake More used to seeing their Merseyside rivals Liverpool having their best South American players cherry-picked by a certain Spanish side, Everton fans will be none-too-pleased to wake up to the news that Barcelon…

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Bournemouth v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 12.30 GMT kick-offCan anyone stop Man City from winning the Premier League?Email Barry your thoughts or via Twitter @bglendenning 11.34am GMT AFC Bournemouth: Begovic, Francis, Steve Cook, Ake, Daniels, Stanislas, Lerma,…

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Football transfer rumours: Arsenal to pay £15m for striker Wesley Moraes?

Today’s tittle-tattle is beginning to feel a lot like ChristmasWesley Moraes is a striker in big demand and the word in The Sun is that Unai Emery has hunkered down and got on his mark in the “£15m race” for the Club Brugge striker’s services. With nin…

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Football transfer rumours: Mesut Özil to leave Arsenal for Inter?

Today’s tell-all is off to the Tower What now for Mesut Özil? According to his employers the Arsenal playmaker missed yesterday’s thrilling north London derby with a back spasm, news that raised a few eyebrows among more cynical Gooners and other obser…

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Man City v Bournemouth, Newcastle v West Ham and more – clockwatch!

Updates from the Premier League and FA Cup second roundLive scoreboard | Quiz – name the stadium in these shotsEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning with your thoughts 1.35pm GMT There are just three top flight fixtures in Scotland this afternoon, Kilmarn…

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The Fiver | Will Liverpool make a pig’s ear of it in Europe this season?

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Liverpool fans love nothing more than “a special Anfield night”, which is just as well because they’re going to need one if they’re to make the knockout stages of Big Cup. Consecutive defeats on specia…

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The Fiver | A doozy of a story that leaves little or no room for comic embellishment

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Much as those tasked with churning out the world’s most tea-timely football email would really like it to, the Fiver doesn’t tend to write itself. Like most great American sitcoms, each edition begins …

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Lyon v Manchester City: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offMan Utd v Young Boys – live! | Follow all the latest scoresAnd you can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 7.00pm GMT 6.58pm GMT Continue reading…

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Football transfer rumours: Cesc Fàbregas and Gary Cahill to Milan?

Today’s tell-all is the speculation to end all speculation Having come on as a substitute and bagged a last-minute equaliser as Barcelona rescued a point against Atlético Madrid over the weekend, Ousmane Dembélé rather veered off the script suggesting …

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N’Golo Kanté signs new Chelsea deal, plus Premier League team news – live!

France midfielder agrees new five-year contractTen things to look out for in the top flightEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning 8.58am GMT Barry will be here shortly. Until then, start your Friday right with 10 things to look out for in the Premier Leagu…

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Football transfer rumours: Neymar heading back to Barcelona?

Today’s tell-all is never out of the fight Barcelona want to bring their prodigal son Neymar back from Paris Saint-Germain just 15 months after his world-record transfer to the French side for €222m (£195m). The Brazilian centre of attention is reporte…

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The Fiver | A fairly transparent and possibly futile attempt at self-preservation

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor may be grabbing the headlines, but he certainly isn’t the only handsomely remunerated football chief clinging to power. Over in Ireland, well-paid people have long bee…

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The Fiver | Happy to engage in blatant acts of insubordination

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The imposition of a three-week suspension of referee David McNamara for using a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors in place of a coin-toss last week prompted a rather mixed reaction. Many praised him for his …

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The Fiver | The potential commercial benefits of honouring former heroes

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Almost two years to the day since he made his final appearance for England at Wembley, Wayne Rooney will make his final appearance for England at Wembley on Thursday, in what amounts to a testimonial f…

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The Fiver | Bushcraft skills which extend no further than walking his dogs

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The worst kept secret in showbusiness has been confirmed – ‘Arry Redknapp will be participating in this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! So rife had speculation been, due in no sm…

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Football transfer rumours: Fred wants out of Manchester United already?

This morning’s fluff is chewing the cudDespite pulling down the pants of their local rivals and administering a good spanking, Manchester City aren’t about to rest on their laurels. Pep Guardiola is once again being linked with a move for Ajax midfield…

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The Fiver | Summoning the spirits of Popeye, Steptoe and Jon Voight in Anaconda

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!“Interesting. Very interesting! Look at his face! Just look at his face!” It may have been a completely different era and set of circumstances, but you could have dubbed that famous Barry Davies commen…