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Arsenal have bid rejected for Lacazette

Arsenal have had a bid rejected for 26-year-old French striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon, but negotiations are still ongoing. However, the Gunners are less likely to sign Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar, 21, having also had a bid turned down. Meanwhile, Arsenal have not yet received any bids for 28-year-old Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez. Sanchez has only a year left on ...

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Club boss denies 'jackpot' payout claim

Blackpool FC’s majority owner denies seeking his own multimillion-pound payout after the club “struck the jackpot” to reach the Premier League. Owen Oyston is accused by club president Valeri Belokon of improperly extracting millions of pounds from the football club after 2010. The majority shareholder has told London’s High Court he was the victim of a “set-up” by Mr Belokon. ...

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Britton signs improved Swansea contract

Leon Britton has signed an improved one-year contract with Swansea City, with an option of another year if he plays enough games next season. The 34-year-old midfielder has represented Swansea in all the top four divisions since 2002, playing more than 520 games for the Welsh club. “Leon has been and still is a fantastic servant to this football club,” ...

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NI's Cathcart signs new Watford deal

Northern Ireland defender Craig Cathcart has penned a new four-year contract with Watford. The 28-year-old, whose stay at Vicarage Road is now extended until 2021, has made 84 appearances for the club since joining from Blackpool three years ago. Cathcart struggled with a hernia injury last season and only featured in 15 Premier League games. However, new manager Marco Silva ...

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Rooney future 'could clog up pre-season'

Wayne Rooney’s future needs to be resolved to stop it “clogging up” Manchester United’s pre-season, says former team-mate Gary Neville. Rooney, 31, said after his substitute appearance in United’s Europa League final victory on 24 May that he had “more or less” decided his future. The club are yet to say if he will stay for the final year of ...

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Swansea close in on £10m midfielder Mesa

Swansea City are in advanced talks to sign defensive midfielder Roque Mesa from Las Palmas. The 28-year old Spaniard, who has also been linked with Sevilla and Roma, is expected to cost more than £10m. Mesa played 35 La Liga games last season, scoring one goal. Chairman Huw Jenkins has said Swansea want to sign a central midfielder and a ...

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Everton close in on striker Onyekuru

Everton are close to signing highly rated Nigeria striker Henry Onyekuru in a £7m deal from KAS Eupen. Onyekuru, 20, scored 22 goals for the Belgian top-flight club last season and has been linked with Arsenal, West Ham United and clubs throughout Europe. However, the player is understood to have had a medical with Everton on Monday. Onyekuru is expected ...

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Palace 'bought their way out of trouble'

Crystal Palace “bought” their way out of trouble last season by appointing Sam Allardyce and spending in January, says chairman Steve Parish. Dutchman Frank de Boer, 47, has been named as Allardyce’s successor as manager, signing a three-year contract. The Eagles finished 14th in the Premier League last season after Allardyce joined in December and bought in four new players ...

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Lyon sign Chelsea's Traore for £8.8m

Media playback is not supported on this device Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore has joined Lyon for £8.8m (10m euros). The 21-year-old Burkina Faso international, who spent last season on loan at Ajax, has signed a five-year deal with the French side. Traore joined the Blues in 2014 and scored four goals in 16 appearances, including goals in three consecutive matches ...

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De Boer excited to 'spend money'

Frank de Boer says he is excited to join a club that “spend a lot of money” after becoming Crystal Palace boss. The 47-year-old Dutchman, who has signed a three-year deal, succeeds Sam Allardyce, who left after helping Palace avoid relegation last season. “The aim is to be a solid Premier League team, not to struggle with relegation,” said the ...

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