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Demarai Gray: Leicester midfielder ‘close to new deal’

Demarai Gray scored his first goal since February against Sheffield United in the EFL Cup in August Demarai Gray is close to signing a new Leicester deal, says manager Craig Shakespeare who added that the winger should use Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo as inspiration. The Foxes reportedly rejected bids this summer from Bournemouth and […]

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Premier League: Transfer window will close before start of season

Closing transfer window early is’ controlled risk’ – Scudamore Premier League clubs have voted to close next summer’s transfer window before the 2018-19 season starts. Managers have complained that signing players once the season is under way causes disruption to their squads and preparations. From next season, the window will close at 17:00 BST on […]

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Nikola Vlasic: Everton close to deal for Hajduk Split forward

Nikola Vlasic, top, has played for Croatia at every age group level up to under-21 Everton are hoping to agree a deal worth about £10m for Hajduk Split’s teenage forward Nikola Vlasic. The 19-year-old is a Croatia Under-21 international and can play in both midfield and attack. He impressed Everton manager Ronald Koeman and director […]

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Chris Wood: Burnley close to signing Leeds United striker for £15m

Chris Wood began his career as a trainee with West Bromwich Albion Burnley are close to signing striker Chris Wood from Championship side Leeds United for a fee of about £15m. The 25-year-old has scored 44 goals in 88 appearances for Leeds since joining from Leicester City on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee […]

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Blaise Matuidi: Juventus close to signing Paris St-Germain midfielder

Blaise Matuidi featured for Paris St-Germain as they won the French Cup in May 2017 Paris St-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi is on the verge of signing for Italian champions Juventus. The 30-year-old has been pictured undergoing the second part of a two-day medical with the Serie A side. The Frenchman, who has 58 international caps, […]

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William Carvalho: West Ham close in on £30m Sporting Lisbon midfielder

Carvalho made his Portugal debut in 2013 West Ham are closing in on the signing of Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho for an expected £30m. The Hammers have had one bid rejected for the 25-year-old, but manager Slaven Bilic is hopeful of concluding a transfer. Carvalho was part of Portugal’s triumphant Euro 2016 squad and […]