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Cristiano Ronaldo sent off but 10-man Juventus go on to beat Valencia

• Ronaldo may miss trip to Manchester United next month• Ajax defeat AEK Athens 3-0; Bayern Munich beat Benfica 2-0Cristiano Ronaldo may miss a return to Old Trafford with Juventus on 23 October after he left the pitch in tears following a red card for…

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Nwankwo Kanu: ‘We have saved 542 lives. This means more than football’

The former Arsenal striker on how his heart problem inspired him to set up a foundation and why clubs should do more to monitor their players’ healthNwankwo Kanu remembers the shouting, the confusion and the overriding sense of desperation. A woman had…

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Football transfer rumours: Frenkie de Jong to join Tottenham for £40m?

Today’s whispers are feeling blondeAjax are a selling club. Academy prospects are either polished into diamonds or players are craftily bought on the cheap and sold for enormous profit – the club has made an estimated €400m in transfer fees in the last…

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Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri’s condition improving, says brother

• ‘Appie’ Nouri collapsed in pre-season game last July• ‘If I compare it with the past, at the moment it’s going well’The condition of Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri is improving, more than a year after he collapsed during a friendly match and suffered…

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Transfer roundup: Daley Blind set to leave Manchester United for Ajax

• Clubs reportedly agree £14.1m fee for Dutch international• West Ham sign £3.5m Paraguay defender Fabian BalbuenaManchester United’s Daley Blind is set for a return to Ajax after the two clubs reportedly agreed a £14.1m fee for the defender.Blind made…

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Ajax admit treatment for Abdelhak Nouri after collapse was ‘inadequate’

• Nouri suffered a cardiac arrest during a pre-season friendly• The player suffered ‘serious and permanent’ brain damageAjax have admitted to providing “inadequate” on-field medical treatment for Abdelhak Nouri after the former midfielder collapsed dur…

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Pep Guardiola considers making move for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt

• De Ligt could replace Vincent Kompany at Manchester City• Highly-rated 18-year-old has been capped by NetherlandsPep Guardiola is monitoring Ajax’s highly-rated 18-year-old defender Matthijs de Ligt as a potential long-term replacement for Vincent Ko…

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José Mourinho keen to bring Ajax’s Justin Kluivert to Manchester United

• Forward favours United move after Ajax contract talks break down• Interest casts further doubt over future of Anthony MartialJosé Mourinho is targeting Ajax’s Justin Kluivert this summer, with the 19-year-old favouring a move to Manchester United.Klu…

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Ronald Koeman looks to bring something old and something new to Netherlands

Past master was schooled by the Dutch greats but has turned to youth as he tries to return his country to football’s top tableWatching Ronald Koeman’s press conference before the Netherlands’ friendly against England on Friday, it almost felt as though…

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Abdelhak Nouri’s family say they were not told of existing heart ‘condition’

• Dutch FA and Ajax knew of condition in 2014• Nouri’s family ‘convinced Abdelhak had no knowledge’ of it• Ajax player collapsed on pitch in July and has permanent brain damageAbdelhak Nouri’s family have responded to reports that the 20-year-old had a…

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Abdelhak Nouri’s family say they were not told of existing heart ‘condition’

• Dutch FA and Ajax knew of condition in 2014• Nouri’s family ‘convinced Abdelhak had no knowledge’ of it• Ajax player collapsed on pitch in July and has permanent brain damageAbdelhak Nouri’s family have responded to reports that the 20-year-old had a…

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Ajax sack coach Marcel Keizer and assistant Dennis Bergkamp after Cup exit

• Dutch side make surprise decision following defeat by FC Twente• Keizer took over from Peter Bosz in the summerAjax have announced that Marcel Keizer and his assistant coaches Hennie Spijkerman and Dennis Bergkamp have been “removed from active duty”…

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Abdelhak ‘Appie’ Nouri: ‘We are with him 24-7, talking to him, praying for him’

Abdelhak Nouri was living his dream, playing for Ajax, when he collapsed on the pitch and suffered permanent brain damage. His family and friends talk eloquently about a warm and kind boy who had everything in front of himOn the first floor of a modern…

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Abdelhak ‘Appie’ Nouri: ‘We are with him 24-7, talking to him, praying for him’

Abdelhak Nouri was living his dream, playing for Ajax, when he collapsed on the pitch and suffered permanent brain damage. His family and friends talk eloquently about a warm and kind boy who had everything in front of himOn the first floor of a modern…

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Football transfer rumours: Matthijs de Ligt to Barcelona? Walcott to West Ham?

Today’s fluff is mulling things overLionel Messi can’t make his mind up. Last week he wanted Barcelona to sign Philippe Coutinho, but now he’s urging them to drop their interest in the Brazilian forward and turn their attention elsewhere. Messi, who ap…

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Who are the all-time top goalscorers at the biggest clubs in Europe?

Sergio Agüero has followed Wayne Rooney in becoming the most prolific goalscorer at a Premier League club. Which players hold that accolade in Europe?• Who are the Premier League clubs’ top goalscorers?Who is Real Madrid’s top scorer with 412 goals?Raú…

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Ronald Koeman’s Everton story exposes shortcomings of the post-Cruyffians

Like Frank de Boer and Frank Rijkaard, Koeman is the latest in a line of managers to stumble outside the Ajax and Barcelona models in which they were schooledLong before he was sacked, a criticism of Ronald Koeman at Everton was that he seemed to regar…

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Tottenham complete club-record signing of Davinson Sánchez from Ajax

• Colombian centre-back signs contract until 2023 subject to work permit
• Spurs also sign goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga from Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of the Ajax centre-back Davinson Sánchez for a reported club-record fee, subject to a work permit.

Spurs announced a deal for the 21-year-old had been agreed with the Dutch side on Friday but the Colombia centre-back underwent a medical and signed a contract until 2023 on Wednesday.

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Tottenham agree club-record £42m fee for Ajax defender Davinson Sánchez

• Mauricio Pochettino closes in on Colombia centre-half
• Club officials are thrashing out a deal for the 21-year-old

Tottenham are closing in on their first signing of the transfer window after they agreed a club record fee of up to £42m with Ajax for centre-half Davinson Sánchez, with the Colombia defender now expected to compete his move in the coming days.

Related: Fall of pound means Tottenham face paying more for Davinson Sánchez by the day

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Fall of pound means Tottenham face paying more for Davinson Sánchez by the day

• Ajax’s stance reflects problem faced by Premier League clubs since Brexit vote
• Dutch club slow down negotiations as pound continues to fall against euro

Premier League clubs are facing demands for ever higher transfer fees and for players’ wages to be paid in euros because of the collapse in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote.

As sterling fell this week to its lowest value since Britain emerged from the financial crash, the consequences for top-flight clubs have been laid bare by the ongoing haggling over the future of Ajax’s Davinson Sánchez.

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