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Chelsea sign Kepa in record £71m deal as Courtois heads for Madrid

Chelsea have signed Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for £71m – the highest fee ever paid for a goalkeeper, and a club record transfer. Kepa, 23, arrives at Stamford Bridge after a release clause in his contract was met, with ...

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Who is in a 'mess' and who will win Premier League? – BBC pundits' predictions

No team has managed a successful defence of the Premier League title since Manchester United in 2009 – but will this season be different? That is the aim of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, a winner of three consecutive league ...

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Arsenal: Shareholder Alisher Usmanov says he accepts rival Stan Kroenke's bid for club

Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov says he will accept rival Stan Kroenke’s bid to buy him out for £550m and take full control of the club. American billionaire Kroenke owns 67% of Arsenal through his company KSE and announced on Tuesday ...

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Kroenke offers to buy Arsenal in full in deal valuing club at £1.8bn

Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has made a £600m offer to buy the whole of the club in a deal that would value the Gunners at £1.8bn. The American billionaire owns 67% of Arsenal through his company KSE, which says ...

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Courtois absent from Chelsea training amid Real Madrid links

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, did not report for training with the Premier League club on Monday. And it is understood the Blues do not know when the 26-year-old Belgium international ...

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Loads of issues but very little time – the huge task facing Chelsea boss Sarri

Media playback is not supported on this device Chelsea’s defeat by Manchester City in the Community Shield showed just how big a job Maurizio Sarri faces to turn his side into title contenders. Sarri already knew that he could be ...

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If we don't make our team better, it will be a difficult season – Mourinho

Manchester United face a “difficult season” unless they strengthen their squad before Thursday’s transfer deadline, says manager Jose Mourinho. The Red Devils ended their pre-season campaign with a 1-0 defeat at German champions Bayern Munich on Sunday. Javi Martinez headed ...

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Guardiola 'starving' for more success with Man City

Media playback is not supported on this device BBC coverage How to follow: Listen to full match commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online; text commentary and report on the BBC Sport website; highlights 22:30 BST on BBC One ...

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Alisson makes debut as Liverpool put five past Napoli

Alisson marked his Liverpool debut with a clean sheet as the Reds thrashed Napoli 5-0 in a friendly in Dublin. Liverpool made the Brazil number one the world’s most expensive goalkeeper when they agreed a deal with Roma last month ...

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'There is not a Willian problem' – but Sarri less sure on Courtois

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he is “confident” Willian will stay at the club – but admits he does not know where Thibaut Courtois’ future lies. Brazil winger Willian, 29, has been linked with moves to Manchester United, Real Madrid ...

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