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Newcastle United: Rafael Benitez knew takeover would not happen in January

I knew takeover wouldn’t go through – Benitez Manager Rafael Benitez says he knew “three or four weeks ago” that Amanda Staveley’s takeover of Newcastle would not happen in January. Owner Mike Ashley ended £250m takeover talks this week after Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners group failed to match his valuation of the club. Staveley still […]

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Aaron Lennon: Burnley agree deal to sign Everton winger

Lennon has provided two assists in 19 appearances in all competitions for Everton this season Burnley have agreed a deal with Everton to sign winger Aaron Lennon for an undisclosed fee. The 30-year-old, who is surplus to requirements at Goodison Park following the arrival of Theo Walcott, still needs to have a medical, but personal […]

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I knew Newcastle takeover wouldn’t go through – Rafael Benitez

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez says he knew “two or three weeks” ago that Amanda Staveley’s takeover wouldn’t go through. Benitez says he has spoken to Mike Ashley about adding to the squad, saying “the club has the names and targets” and that the conversation was “positive”. READ MORE: Staveley still wants to buy the […]

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Hertha Berlin 1-1 Borussia Dortmund

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 13 goals in 15 Bundesliga games this season but has not played since Christmas Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stoger says there is “nothing concrete” in reports linking striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a move to Arsenal. The Gabon international, who is wanted by the Gunners, did not travel with his team-mates for […]

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Paul Lambert was not expecting Stoke City job

Paul Lambert tells Football Focus he was shocked to be offered the manager’s job at Stoke City, but has no doubt that he can keep the club in the Premier League. Watch Football Focus on Saturday, 20 January at 12:00 GMT on BBC One, and the BBC Sport website.