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April 18, 2021

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Assessing the Premier League’s big signings

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4:00 AM ET Ian DarkeESPN.com writer Close Darke, who called games for the network during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is ESPN lead soccer voice in the United States. He has covered the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League since 1982, and has one of the......

Klinsmann: Transfer risk factors for Haaland and others

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Jurgen Klinsmann won the World Cup and European Championship with Germany during a glittering career in which he played for Inter, Tottenham and Bayern, among others. As a coach, he led Germany to a third-place finish at the 2006 World Cup and managed the U.S. men’s national team from 2011-16.......

Ibra close to signing new Milan deal – Maldini

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had a galvanising effect on AC Milan since returning from MLS. Photo by Fabrizio Carabelli/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images AC Milan‘s technical director Paolo Maldini said striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was close to signing a new deal with the club. Italian media reports said the 39-year-old, who is Milan’s......

Transfer sagas will dominate the summer, but can clubs spend on Salah, Haaland, Kane or Messi?

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The transfer market this summer is setting up to be unlike any other in recent memory, with a host of star players seemingly lined up for big moves and some of the world’s top clubs struggling to find a way to sign their targets while also keeping their best players.......

De Bruyne signs extension; Sterling deal eyed

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5:00 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new long-term contract at Manchester City that will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2025. The Belgium international has committed his future for another two years and sources have told ESPN that City’s priority is to sort out......

Liverpool can tolerate Mo Salah transfer speculation while he continues to shine

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Liverpool face Real Madrid in the Champions League in the Spanish capital on Tuesday, but the fight for a place in the semifinals might not be the only battle to be won. 2 Related Jurgen Klopp is prepared to accept the noise surrounding Mohamed Salah‘s future at Liverpool while the......

Sources: Haaland deal ‘very difficult’ for Barca

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6:09 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona will continue to pursue the signing of Erling Haaland after meeting with his representatives last week but several sources at the club have told ESPN it will be “very difficult” to do a deal for the Borussia Dortmund striker. New Barca president......

Can Dortmund keep their young stars this summer?

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Borussia Dortmund have some of the best young players in European football, but for how much longer? The next few weeks will be crucial in their quest to hold on to the likes of Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho and Gio Reyna as failure to secure Champions League football for next......

Barcelona begin Haaland transfer talks

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Erling Haaland‘s father Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola held talks in Barcelona on Thursday with Barca president Joan Laporta over a possible transfer for the superstar forward. Sources told ESPN that the two-and-a-half-hour meeting — attended by Raiola, Haaland Sr., Laporta and Barca’s incoming director of football Mateu Alemany —......

Pulisic, Pogba, Salah among Premier League stars facing critical decisions at their clubs

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The Premier League returns this weekend with all clubs entering the final straight of the season and issues to be decided at both ends of the table. But while the focus will be on Manchester City‘s pursuit of four trophies, the race for Champions League qualification and the battle to......

Man United’s big decisions: What to do with Pogba? Henderson or De Gea?

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9:38 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing a crucial summer as he tries to lift Manchester United back to the top of English football. The club’s board has seen enough progress during Solskjaer’s two years as permanent manager to consider offering the Norwegian a new contract but......

Who could Man City sign to replace Aguero long-term?

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This article first appeared on ESPN on Feb. 23, 2021 and has been updated. Favourites to regain the Premier League title this season, Manchester City have won 22 of their 30 games in the Premier League and are 14 points clear. Yet one area where they have not been as......

Transfer Talk: Real Madrid ponder Vinicius exit to sign Mbappe, Haaland

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7:05 PM ET Nick JuddTransfer writer The January transfer window may seem like a distant memory, but that doesn’t mean the rumour mill has shut down! Speculation over summer moves is heating up, so check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here. TOP STORY: Real Madrid......

Dortmund set Haaland fee at €180m; TikTok torment at Barcelona

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Borussia Dortmund have set their fee for Erling Haaland, while TikTok is proving a nuisance at Barcelona. ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. Jump to: TikTok torment at Barcelona | La Liga’s battle with drones | Bale future unclear despite Madrid claims | Bailly’s fears over Man United defender search......

Can Barca afford to sign Haaland? Probably not, but they can’t afford not to

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Let’s imagine for the sake of argument that while Erling Haaland is not on the transfer market, his contract is definitely available. He has a queue of suitors and Borussia Dortmund stand to triple their investment a year ahead of the Norway forward’s reported €75 million release clause kicking in,......

Messi to PSG among five transfers we want to happen this summer

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The 2021 summer transfer window is likely to follow a similar path to the January one, when clubs were hindered by the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there could still be some big names on the move, even if the days of a €100 million-plus transfer are gone......

LIVE Transfer Talk: Kane open to exit but Spurs stand firm

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The January transfer window may seem like a distant memory, but that doesn’t mean the rumour mill has shut down! Speculation over summer moves is heating up, so check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here. TOP STORY: Kane open to exit but Spurs stand firm......

Man United have Europe’s ‘most sustainable squad.’ What does that mean?

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Manchester United finally got round to appointing a new director of football last week, more than two-and-a-half years after club chief Ed Woodward first began looking to hire someone for the role. But, with a new report concluding that United have the most sustainable squad of any club in Europe’s......

LIVE Transfer Talk: Arsenal want Real Madrid’s Odegaard on permanent deal

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Martin Odegaard has scored in each of his last two appearances for Arsenal. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images The January transfer window may seem like a distant memory, but that doesn’t mean the rumour mill has shut down! Speculation over summer moves is heating up, so check out the latest gossip below, and......

Assessing Ronaldo’s next move: Man United, Real Madrid, MLS or stay at Juve?

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What’s next for Cristiano Ronaldo? It is the question being asked in Italy, Spain, France, England and even the United States as speculation continues to surround the Juventus forward and his club future. Reports in Italy earlier this month suggested that Juventus, whose finances have been hit hard by the......

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