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Christian Eriksen running short of options for future away from Spurs

Only a handful of sides have the resources and stature to attract the midfielder and he could end up staying at Tottenham“In my mind I have had the following list for a long time: Ajax-Arsenal-Barcelona. Call it the Marc Overmars route,” Frenkie de Jon…

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Football rumours: John Terry to take over at Newcastle United?

Today’s tell-all is weighing up its optionsA penny for John Terry’s thoughts. It only took one season in the Derby dugout for his old mucker Frank Lampard to be summoned back to Stamford Bridge for the top job. And that was after missing out on promoti…

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Arsenal’s Zaha chase has echoes of Ian Wright but this time it may get messy

Ron Noades let Wright join Arsenal after an emotional plea from the player but Crystal Palace will not be held to ransomRon Noades used to enjoy telling the story about the day a tearful Ian Wright pleaded with him to accept Arsenal’s offer for his sta…

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Chelsea reject new Bayern bid as Hudson-Odoi targets September return

• German champions £22.5m approach is turned down• Hudson-Odoi making swift recovery from achilles injuryChelsea have rejected a new bid from Bayern Munich for Callum Hudson-Odoi as they attempt to convince him to commit his future to the club, with th…

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Amr Warda returns to Egypt squad after intervention of senior players

• Mohamed Salah among players to show support for midfielder • Midfielder was expelled after sexual harassment allegationsAmr Warda’s expulsion from Egypt’s African Nations Cup squad for alleged sexual harassment of several women online has been overtu…

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Ismaila Sarr to Hakim Ziyech: 10 to watch at the Africa Cup of Nations

Our list of potential stars of the tournament, which starts in Egypt on Friday, also includes the hosts’ hero Mohamed SalahA brilliant season for Ajax has alerted some of Europe’s biggest sides to the playmaker’s talent, with the 26-year-old notching 2…

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Didier Drogba backs Frank Lampard’s case to become Chelsea manager

• ‘If he feels ready I don’t think it is too early,’ former striker adds• Derby manager on shortlist with Allegri and Watford’s GraciaDidier Drogba has endorsed Frank Lampard’s credentials to become Chelsea’s manager once Maurizio Sarri joins Juventus,…

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Nigeria v South Korea: Women’s World Cup – live!

Live coverage from the 2pm kick-off in Group AGolden boot standings: France 2019’s top scorersSearch for female Mbappé hots up in Paris suburbsAnd you can email Ed here or tweet him here 1.56pm BST Nigeria definitely winning on the kit front I think. T…

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Football rumours: Rafael Benítez to return to Chelsea?

Today’s nonsense knows how Chor Charoenying feelsRafael Benítez can certainly remember the good times. The warm welcome from the Stamford Bridge crowd in his first match after taking over from Roberto Di Matteo; the World Club Cup final defeat to Corin…

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Celtic and Rangers both interested in signing Charlton’s Joe Aribo

• Aribo also wanted by Bournemouth and Eintracht Frankfurt• Southampton and RB Leipzig want Everton’s Ademola LookmanCeltic and Rangers are among the clubs looking to sign midfielder Joe Aribo from Charlton this summer when the 22-year-old’s contract e…

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Nice guy managers become puppets, says Mourinho in dig at Solskjær

• Former Manchester United manager scathing over successor• José Mourinho says some United players have too much powerJosé Mourinho has appeared to suggest Ole Gunnar Solskjær has become “a puppet” at Manchester United, with the former manager admittin…

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Aubameyang, Mané and Salah’s Golden Boot ‘good sign for Africa’

• Arsenal forward proud to share award with Liverpool duo• Aubameyang says it took time to settle in English footballPierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted his pride at sharing the Golden Boot with Liverpool’s Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah and insisted …

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Spurs is most important match in Ajax stadium’s history, says Erik ten Hag

• Manager says players do not need any ‘external motivation’• Ajax take 1-0 aggregate lead into home second legErik ten Hag insists his young Ajax side need no motivation against Tottenham on Wednesday in the stadium that bears the name of the club’s m…

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Premier League team news and Football League finale countdown – live!

Press conference updates, latest stories and morePremier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendAnd feel free to email Ed here. Tweet @ed_aarons 10.08am BST What is up with David de Gea? Well he will have a chance to prove that old cliche form…

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Bordeaux keen on signing Plymouth’s Ruben Lameiras at end of the season

• Former Spurs youth midfielder is out of contract in June• Lameiras could follow Josh Maja from League One to Ligue 1Bordeaux are interested in signing Plymouth’s Ruben Lameiras at the end of the season after the former Tottenham youth team player’s i…

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Bordeaux keen on signing Plymouth’s Ruben Lameiras at end of the season

• Former Spurs youth midfielder is out of contract in June• Lameiras could follow Josh Maja from League One to Ligue 1Bordeaux are interested in signing Plymouth’s Ruben Lameiras at the end of the season after the former Tottenham youth team player’s i…

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Mario Melchiot: ‘Ajax make you able to adjust to every occasion’

Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot was schooled at Ajax and backs them to progress past Spurs in their Champions League semi-final“I was at school and they called me to tell me I had to get the training ground because they wanted me to travel with …

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Virgil van Dijk and Vivianne Miedema named PFA players of the year

• Liverpool defender beats Raheem Sterling to award• City’s Sterling wins young player of the yearLiverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal have been crowned Professional Footballers’ Association players of the year for the 2018-19 se…

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More than 160 clubs to take part in Football Welcomes weekend for refugees

• Third year of initiative sees record numbers taking part• ‘The message from football is clear: refugees are welcome’A record number of clubs in Britain will take part in Amnesty’s Football Welcomes this weekend to celebrate the contribution refugees …

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More than 160 clubs to take part in Football Welcomes weekend for refugees

• Third year of initiative sees record numbers taking part• ‘The message from football is clear: refugees are welcome’A record number of clubs in Britain will take part in Amnesty’s Football Welcomes this weekend to celebrate the contribution refugees …