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What would O'Neill bring to Scotland?

Scotland’s pursuit of Michael O’Neill took a step forward on Thursday as the Scottish FA held “productive” talks with the Northern Ireland manager. The 48-year-old has been the SFA’s number one target since Gordon Strachan’s exit, with a compensation package agreed with the Irish FA. As both parties now reflect on their discussions, what sort of manager would Scotland be ...

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Newcastle bid still on table – Staveley

Businesswoman Amanda Staveley says she still wants to buy Newcastle United despite owner Mike Ashley ending £250m takeover talks this week. Ashley said in October he wanted to sell the club after 10 years in charge. He was believed to have been close to selling to Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners group but talks ended when they failed to match Ashley’s ...

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Loftus-Cheek 'out for months'

Crystal Palace midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be ruled out for several months after manager Roy Hodgson said his ankle injury is worse than first thought and may require surgery. The on-loan Chelsea player, 21, has not featured since 28 December due to what was thought to be a minor injury. But Hodgson said Loftus Cheek could now be a doubt ...

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Report: Chelsea accused of breaking rules on signing of 25 foreign minors

by Carlo Campo 43m ago Hannah Foslien / Getty Images Sport / Getty Chelsea has reportedly been dealt another blow by FIFA. According to the Guardian’s David Hytner, Chelsea is accused of breaking the rules on the signings of 25 minors after an investigation by FIFA. The initial investigation apparently related to the signing of foreign footballers aged under 18, ...

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Report: Chelsea makes shock Crouch query

The Premier League transfer rumour mill has taken its latest absurd turn. With a reported move for West Ham striker Andy Carroll at risk over an ankle concern, Chelsea is shifting its attention to another towering English forward. Related: Report – Carroll’s Chelsea move in doubt due to ankle injury Desperate for a deputy to compliment out-of-form Alvaro Morata, Chelsea ...

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Carroll facing a month out injured

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll is facing an extended spell on the sidelines due to an ankle injury. It is not know precisely how long the England forward will be out for but the minimum is likely to be a month, and it could potentially be much longer. Carroll has only made one late substitute appearance since scoring twice ...

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Aubameyang misses Dortmund's trip to Berlin amid Arsenal rumours

Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was excluded from Borussia Dortmund‘s trip to Hertha Berlin because his mind isn’t fully focused on Friday’s match, the German club’s sporting director, Michael Zorc, said Friday. The decision to leave Aubameyang at Dortmund’s training ground stoked rumours of an imminent switch to Arsenal, as the Gunners have reportedly been in negotiations to sign the 28-year-old ...

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Report: Manchester City opens talks with Nice's Seri

Manchester City made contact this week with representatives for OGC Nice midfielder and one-time Barcelona target Jean Michael Seri over a potential summer move, according to the Guardian’s Ed Aarons. Unsatisfied with unprecedented success in the Premier League this season, Pep Guardiola has apparently initiated the search for Fernandinho‘s replacement. City could face opposition from crosstown rival Manchester United for ...

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Alternative Premier League table

Breathing space for Manchester City, a scramble for Champions League places and huge congestion in the bottom half. This alternative view of the Premier League table – with teams spaced by the points they have – shows very clearly City’s dominance and the huge scramble taking place down below. <!– This time last season it was Chelsea who had a ...

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Report: Carroll's Chelsea move in doubt due to ankle injury

by Armen Bedakian 20m ago Catherine Ivill / Getty Images Sport / Getty Andy Carroll‘s potential move to Chelsea could be off the table. The West Ham striker reportedly underwent a scan Thursday that’s understood to have revealed an ankle injury that would sideline him for four-to-six weeks, according to Jason Burt of the Telegraph. West Ham also reportedly fears ...

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