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Jonny Williams: ‘People said it’s nice to see some honesty from a footballer’

The midfielder on being in the Sunderland ’Til I Die documentary, starting afresh at Charlton and his desire to play for Wales again“I didn’t get a dog. But I’m still thinking about it,” confides Jonny Williams. “I want a cute one that isn’t going to g…

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Phil Masinga: the South Africa striker who made Premier League history with Leeds | Ed Aarons

Phil Masinga, who has died at the age of 49, was the first black South African player to play in the Premier LeagueTwo decades later, Phil Masinga had not forgotten the advice Howard Wilkinson gave him on his first day at Leeds United, in the summer of…

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‘Challenge for titles’: Arnautovic asks West Ham to let him move to China

• West Ham insist Austria forward is not for sale• ‘It is his great desire that West Ham accept the offer from China’Marko Arnautovic wants West Ham to accept the £35m bid from an unnamed Chinese club to allow him to “challenge for titles” but has been…

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‘It has always been there’: darts star Deta Hedman reveals racist abuse

• The 59-year-old was sent abusive email after world final defeat• ‘The first line of the email said: “Go kill yourself”’The former world No 1 Deta Hedman has revealed that she was sent racist and offensive abuse in an email after her loss in this year…

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‘It has always been there’: darts star Deta Hedman reveals racist abuse

• The 59-year-old was sent abusive email after world final defeat• ‘The first line of the email said: “Go kill yourself”’The former world No 1 Deta Hedman has revealed that she was sent racist and offensive abuse in an email after her loss in this year…

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FA looks into West Ham’s sponsorship deal with USM sports agency

• Women’s team agreed £250,000 deal at start of season• West Ham say sponsorship is helping team growThe Football Association will ask West Ham to provide further details about the sponsorship agreement between their women’s team and a leading sports m…

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Newcastle told they must up offer for Atlanta United’s Miguel Almirón

• Agent confirms interest in Paraguay playmaker• ‘Almirón’s value is high, it’s not for any club to sign him’Newcastle have been told that they must improve their offer for Miguel Almirón if they want to sign him from Atlanta United this month.The Para…

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Bayern Munich raise offer for Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi to £35m

• Hudson-Odoi wants to leave Chelsea in January• Bayern failed with £30m offer for 18-year-old forwardBayern Munich have increased their offer for Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi to £35m, with the 18-year-old having reiterated his desire to leave Stamford…

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FA Cup fourth-round draw: Arsenal to face Manchester United test

• Giantkillers Newport travel to Middlesbrough• Barnet v Brentford, AFC Wimbledon v West HamArsenal will face Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round while Newport have been rewarded for their exploits against Leicester City with a trip to Middles…

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Timothy Weah set for Celtic medical ahead of loan move from PSG

• 18-year-old will move to Scotland until end of season• Weah signs new contract extension at PSGTimothy Weah is set to join Celtic on loan for the rest of the season after Paris Saint-Germain agreed to allow the 18-year-old to continue his development…

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‘We’re careful we don’t sell dreams’: the football academy with a knack for spotting talent | Ed Aarons

South London’s Kinetic Academy has produced 33 professionals but its focus is on keeping young boys away from trouble and into an environment where they can thrive“When you’re 15 or 16 sometimes you’re not mature enough to make the right decisions – yo…

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World Jewish Congress condemns Tottenham fans’ use of ‘Yids’ nickname

• Board of Deputies of British Jews urges fans to stop using word• ‘Its use by fans in the stands must not be tolerated in any way’The World Jewish Congress and the Board of Deputies of British Jews have condemned Tottenham Hotspur supporters’ use of t…

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Josh Maja rejects Sunderland contract extension amid Premier League interest

• Striker has interest from Palace, Huddersfield and Man City• Stewart Donald says he is determined to keep MajaJosh Maja could leave Sunderland this month after rejecting the offer of a new contract, with the 20-year-old striker wanted by a host of Pr…

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Chelsea consider new £30m bid from Bayern Munich for Callum Hudson-Odoi

• German champions return with third offer for 18-year-old• Pulisic’s arrival could hinder Hudson-Odoi’s chances at ChelseaBayern Munich have returned with a new offer worth £30m plus add-ons as they step up their attempt to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi fro…

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Christian Pulisic realises his dream by moving to the Premier League

Chelsea’s new signing fell in love with the game when living in England as a child and playing for Brackley Town’s youth teamEven with all his experience of dealing with media, Christian Pulisic could not resist almost giving the game away. It was mid-…

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Christian Pulisic joins Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund for £58m

• USA forward to be loaned back until end of season• Pulisic had refused to sign new Dortmund contractBorussia Dortmund have confirmed that Christian Pulisic will join Chelsea for €64m (£58m), with the USA forward set to be loaned back to the Bundeslig…

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Ten top January transfer targets: from De Jong to Almirón and Lozano

Tanguy Ndombele and Nicolas Pépé have caught English eyes, while Lucas Hernández is the window’s hottest propertyCurrent club Atlético Madrid. Estimated value £72.3m Continue reading…

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Jürgen Klopp has found missing pieces of Liverpool title puzzle, says Lovren

• Lovren says Reds have everything needed to be champions• Mo Salah escapes FA action over penalty against NewcastleDejan Lovren believes Jürgen Klopp has assembled a Liverpool squad capable of winning the Premier League title and insists that they hav…

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Mauricio Pochettino calls on Spurs to keep their focus amid title talk

• Tottenham host Bournemouth and Wolves in coming days• ‘What we need to do now is be ready to compete’Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham must focus on their own performances and not be distracted by the possibility of winning a first league title …

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Liverpool hold the Premier League cards but it’s still all to play for

This is turning into the most gripping of title races and history offers mixed messages for Jürgen Klopp’s leaders“If you want to do the headline, ‘Klopp says you need 105 points to be champions’, do it,” insisted Liverpool’s manager after Friday’s vic…