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Chelsea-owned defender Davide Zappacosta joins Genoa on loan – Futaa
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Chelsea-owned defender Davide Zappacosta joins Genoa on loan – Futaa

Italy international Davide Zappacosta has joined Serie A side Genoa ahead of the 2020/21 season from Chelsea. Zappacosta joined Chelsea in the summer of 2017 from Torino and was shipped out on loan to Roma where he spent last season. However, his loan spell wasn’t meant to be as he picked up an anterior cruciate…

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Ex-Portsmouth defender urges Nigerian players to work towards playing in EPL – Latest Sports News In Nigeria – Brila
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Ex-Portsmouth defender urges Nigerian players to work towards playing in EPL – Latest Sports News In Nigeria – Brila

Former Super Eagles and Reading defender Sam SODJE has advised Nigerian players to set a target of playing in the English Premier League for themselves. Sodje in a chat with brila.net offered this advice to Nigerian players both foreign and home-based following the start of the 2020/2021 EPL season. “The EPL is the best league…

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Napoli Defender, Rrahmani: Osimhen Can Certainly Do Important Things For Us – Complete Sports
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Napoli Defender, Rrahmani: Osimhen Can Certainly Do Important Things For Us – Complete Sports

Victor Osimhen has been tipped by Napoli teammate and centre-back, Amir Rrahmani, to go on and ‘do important things’ for the Italian club when the 2020/21 Serie A season gets underway. Osimhen has become Nigeria’s most expensive player ever, beating Alex Iwobi’s record following his €70m summer transfer from Lille to Napoli in the Italian…

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England defender Alex Greenwood signs with Man City women – WESTERNMASSNEWS.com
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England defender Alex Greenwood signs with Man City women – WESTERNMASSNEWS.com

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tobin Heath and Christen Press became the latest high-profile American arrivals in the Women’s Super League after signing for Manchester United on Wednesday.United joined local rival Manchester City in bringing two members of the U.S. national team to England’s top league for the 2020-21 season. Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis signed…

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Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori ‘close to joining Everton on a season-long deal’ – Daily Mail
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Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori ‘close to joining Everton on a season-long deal’ – Daily Mail

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori ‘close to joining Everton on a season-long deal’ with regular minutes unlikely under Frank Lampard after arrival of free agent Thiago Silva from PSGFikayo Tomori impressed early on during Frank Lampard’s first season in chargeBut the 22-year-old did not play once post-lockdown and has fallen out of favourCarlo Ancelotti is interested…

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Liverpool defender Neco Williams on ‘day he’ll remember for rest of life’ after sealing Wales victory – Liverpool Echo
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Liverpool defender Neco Williams on ‘day he’ll remember for rest of life’ after sealing Wales victory – Liverpool Echo

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Lyon defender Marçal is joining Wolves for €2m – Get French Football News
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Lyon defender Marçal is joining Wolves for €2m – Get French Football News

« Back L’Équipe confirm English reporting from earlier today that 31-year-old Brazilian left-back/left-sided central defensive option Marçal has decided to quit Lyon for Premier League club Wolves. He will join the English club for a fee of just €2m and will sign a 3-year contract with Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.  Marçal will undergo a medical…

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Tottenham Sign Defender Doherty From Wolves – Channels Television – CHANNELS TELEVISION
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Tottenham Sign Defender Doherty From Wolves – Channels Television – CHANNELS TELEVISION

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 1, 2020, Matt Doherty celebrates after setting up Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Portuguese midfielder Diogo Jota (R) for their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP.Tottenham on Sunday announced the…

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Former Man Utd defender Daley Blind faces hospital tests on his heart after collapsing on the pitch – Daily Mail
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Former Man Utd defender Daley Blind faces hospital tests on his heart after collapsing on the pitch – Daily Mail

Former Manchester United defender Daley Blind faces hospital tests on his heart after he collapsed on the pitch for the second time in just nine months when his pacemaker SWITCHED OFFDaley Blind collapsed on Tuesday night during friendly against Hertha BelinThe Ajax star is now set for further hospital tests on his heart after the…

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Liverpool defender Joe Gomez: We’re all focused on Community Shield – Tribal Football
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Liverpool defender Joe Gomez: We’re all focused on Community Shield – Tribal Football

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez says their Austrian training camp has been held with the prime focus on the Community Shield.Liverpool started their pre-season schedule off on the right foot with a 3-0 victory over Stuttgart and will take on RB Salzburg on Tuesday ahead of the FA Community Shield clash against Arsenal at the weekend.The…

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Man Utd defender Lindelof offered dinner date by lady he came to rescue of – Tribal Football
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Man Utd defender Lindelof offered dinner date by lady he came to rescue of – Tribal Football

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has been offered a dinner date by the lady he sought to assist after she was robbed.It comes as police thanked the quick-thinking defender, 26, who chased and caught a thief who robbed the woman in her 90s.The crime took place in Lindelof’s home city of Vasteras, which is located…

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‘No one could stop him’: Arsenal defender William Saliba draws Van Dijk and Varane comparisons – TBR – The Boot Room – Football News

Arsenal defender, William Saliba, has been branded as a ‘monster’ who is like both Virgil van Dijk and Rafael Varane, according to his former youth coach, Jean-Luc Vannuchi. Speaking to The Telegraph, Vannuchi – who managed Saliba as a youngster – spoke of his admiration for the Arsenal starlet ahead of what will be his…

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Luis Enrique: Man City defender Garcia can be Spain centre-half for long time – Tribal Football
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Luis Enrique: Man City defender Garcia can be Spain centre-half for long time – Tribal Football

Spain coach Luis Enrique says Manchester City defender Eric Garcia deserves his call.Garcia is part of the squad for the September games with Germany and Ukraine. New City teammate Ferran Torres has also been called up.Enrique said of Garcia: “He has been in the lower teams of the national team and has always done very…

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Lille defender Gabriel undergoing Arsenal medical today – Tribal Football
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Lille defender Gabriel undergoing Arsenal medical today – Tribal Football

Lille defender Gabriel is undergoing an Arsenal medical today, it has been revealed.The Telegraph says Arsenal have won the race to land the in-demand Lille centre-back having agreed a £22.6million fee.It is claimed they have now agreed a five-year deal with the 22-year-old defender – and further reports claim he is set to finalise the…

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Arsenal Defender Gabriel Prepared To Hold On For Napoli Move – Inside Futbol

Gabriel will wait for another week for Napoli to snap him up before considering other options, with Arsenal having now lodged a bid in excess of that on the table from the Italian side. Lille have a gentleman’s agreement to sell Gabriel to Napoli and the player has his heart set on heading to Italy…

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