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Joe Gomez recovers from shaky start to offer hope of filling Van Dijk void | Ed Aarons

Liverpool centre-back remains a work in progress but his makeshift partnership with Fabinho just about kept Ajax out It was hardly a first touch that was going to inspire confidence. Barely 70 seconds had passed at the Amsterdam Arena when Joe Gomez to…

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Raheem Sterling demands ‘proper action’ against online abusers

3,000 abusive messages sent to players during Project Restart‘The time for talking has passed,’ says Akinfenwa Raheem Sterling has called on social media companies to “show real leadership and take proper action” against online abuse after a study iden…

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Wilfried Zaha facing old questions after transfer moves hit buffers

Sunday’s visit of Brighton is the perfect platform for the striker to dispel the doubt over his commitment to Crystal PalaceAt least Wilfried Zaha still has a sense of humour. Asked by a Twitter user whether he should consider purchasing the Crystal Pa…

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England game will show if Belgium’s stars still have their Midas touch

Visit to Wembley is likely to be a test of whether the world’s No 1 team have what it takes to win a major championshipRoberto Martínez promised that Thursday’s friendly against Ivory Coast in Brussels would be all about “l’après Génération Dorée”. Yet…

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Sancho to Sarr: six stars looking for a suitor before the window shuts

Will Wilfried Zaha get his big move? Will Spurs sign Rüdiger? And will Arsenal prise Houssem Aouar from Lyon?Manchester United’s protracted pursuit of the England forward has been the most talked-about potential transfer of the year, but the basics hav…

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Dele Alli in line to stay at Tottenham after PSG’s £1.5m loan bid is rejected

Alli has played once since Premier League’s opening dayMidfielder set to fight for place in José Mourinho’s squadDele Alli looks set to remain at Tottenham this season after the club rejected a £1.5m loan bid for the England midfielder from Paris Saint…

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Crystal Palace selling Sørloth to Leipzig and hope to sign Brentford’s Benrahma

Palace splitting £20m fee for Sørloth with TrabzonsporMove for Benrahma not contingent on Zaha leaving Crystal Palace have agreed to sell the striker Alexander Sørloth to RB Leipzig and are hoping to use the proceeds to fund a move for Brentford’s Saïd…

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Newcastle taking legal action against Premier League over blocked Saudi buyout

Mike Ashley hires two leading QCs for disputeNewcastle accused Premier League of ‘acting inappropriately’ Mike Ashley has instructed two leading QCs to represent Newcastle in their dispute with the Premier League over its rejection of the club’s Saudi-…

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Newcastle taking legal action against Premier League over blocked Saudi buyout

Mike Ashley hires two leading QCs for disputeNewcastle accused Premier League of ‘acting inappropriately’ Mike Ashley has instructed two leading QCs to represent Newcastle in their dispute with the Premier League over its rejection of the club’s Saudi-…

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Premier League 2020-21 preview No 6: Crystal Palace

The arrival of Eberechi Eze from QPR has excited fans and, as usual, much depends on the status of Wilfried ZahaGuardian writers’ predicted position: 18th (NB: this is not necessarily Ed Aarons’s prediction but the average of our writers’ tips)Last sea…

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Premier League 2020-21 season preview No 3: Brighton

Graham Potter goes into his second season and has assembled a squad that looks able to make the next step. Surpassing 13th would make club historyGuardian writers’ predicted position: 19th (NB: this is not necessarily Ed Aarons’s prediction but the ave…

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Tottenham close in on signing of Matt Doherty from Wolves for initial £12m

Republic of Ireland defender set to join SpursSerge Aurier expected to leave if valuation is metTottenham are close to signing Matt Doherty from Wolves, with a deal for the right-back expected to be agreed at £12m plus a potential £5m in add-ons.Dohert…

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Wilfried Zaha intent on leaving Crystal Palace despite club’s transfer push

QPR’s Eberechi Eze set for medical to become latest arrivalZaha aware he may need to wait until October for moveWilfried Zaha remains determined to leave Crystal Palace, with the Ivory Coast forward prepared to remain patient to secure a move.Zaha has …

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Chelsea confirm signing of Ben Chilwell from Leicester for £50m

England left-back signs five-year deal at Stamford BridgeChelsea also expected to confirm Thiago Silva signingChelsea have confirmed the signing of Ben Chilwell from Leicester for £50m, with the England defender moving to Stamford Bridge on a five-year…

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PSG dream of precious win over rivals and Champions League holders Lyon

Lyon favourites for Wednesday’s all-French semi-final in Bilbao‘We will give everything one more time’ says PSG’s Grace Geyoro“We no longer suffer as before,” insisted Paris Saint-Germain’s Grace Geyoro before Wednesday’s showdown with Lyon in the Wome…

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Leeds and Brighton interested in Stuttgart forward Nicolás González

Argentina international is keen on Premier League moveLeeds in negotiations with Brighton over Ben WhiteLeeds and Brighton have both expressed an interest in signing Nicolás González from Stuttgart, with the Argentina forward expected to cost at least …

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Leeds and Brighton interested in Stuttgart forward Nicolás González

Argentina international is keen on Premier League moveLeeds in negotiations with Brighton over Ben WhiteLeeds and Brighton have both expressed an interest in signing Nicolás González from Stuttgart, with the Argentina forward expected to cost at least …

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Jude Bellingham will not be the last tyro hightailing it to the Bundesliga

Bundesliga’s Robert Klein lays out how Germany made itself the go-to destination for Europe’s brightest young talents“It’s the perfect club for me right now at this point of my development,” said Jude Bellingham when he was unveiled as Borussia Dortmun…

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‘A buyer’s market’: will big spenders kickstart transfer merry-go-round? | Ed Aarons

The pandemic has thrown football’s booming economy into sudden crisis – but the era of €100m moves may not be overOn 12 July 2019, Antoine Griezmann became the ninth player to move clubs for a fee of at least €100m in 35 months. Starting with the retur…

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Trezeguet repays gamble and boosts Villa’s bid to stay in Premier League | Ed Aarons

The winger has taken time to settle in the Premier League but his winner against Arsenal could make him a Villa Park heroIn terms of weekends away, Dean Smith’s trip to Cairo last June could prove to be one of the best he has ever made. Accompanied by …