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Stoke City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 26 Jul 13:36

Paper Talk: Spurs eye Hoffenheim ace; Liverpool to sell £30.4m star

Liverpool are ready to accept a big-money bid for one of their players from Italy, while Tottenham are casting their eyes over a Hoffenheim defender, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.

 

 

LIVERPOOL READY TO LET EMRE CAN MOVE ON

Liverpool look ready to allow midfielder Emre Can to leave Anfield, according to various reports on Wednesday morning.

The Germany midfielder has just 12 months left on his existing contract at Anfield and he is yet to agree fresh terms with the club, amid strong rumours linking him with Juventus.

Now, according to The Sun, Can has already agreed personal terms with the Serie A champions ahead of a proposed switch to Italy.

Furthermore, the Daily Express say Liverpool value Can at around the £35million, but are likely to accept a £30.4m bid for the midfielder.

Juventus are also keen on a deal for Nemanja Matic, but Chelsea’s ¬£40m asking price for the Serbian is putting them off and it appears they see Can as a more viable option.

As a result, Matic has once again been linked with a move to Manchester United.

 

 

CAN TOTTENHAM MAKE HOFFENHEIM MAKE THEIR FIRST CAPTURE?

Tottenham are considering a move for Hoffenheim defender Jeremy Toljan, according to the Daily Mail.

The paper claims Spurs want to sign the versatile full-back, who can play on the right or left of defence and is seen as ideal competition for Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose and Ben Davies.

Spurs have moved for the Germany U21 defender after efforts to land Porto full-back Ricardo Pereira, 23, broke down over the Portuguese club’s ¬£20m valuation and complications over third-party ownership.

Toljan has just a year left on his contract with the Bundesliga side and Spurs,who are yet to sign anyone this summer, believe he could be brought in for a relatively small fee.

Hoffenheim’s director of football Alex Rosen asked about Tottenham’s interest told Bild: “If Tottenham comes and offers to triple your salary, then you can’t say too many negative things: London is an unattractive city or Tottenham a bad club. This is all very positive – and then young people think about it.”

 

AND THE REST

Arsenal will submit a third offer for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, who is valued at ¬£50m by the Ligue 1 champions (Daily Mail)

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town have made an enquiry for Nuremberg’s Moroccan midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri, 20 (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are trying to hijack Real Madrid’s ¬£143m bid for Monaco’s teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid have agreed a £161m fee with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe, who is set to sign a six-year deal and rejoin the French side on loan (The Sun)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been urged to do “whatever it takes” to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez, by Gunners legend David Seaman (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has slammed the Premier League’s summer spending as “unsustainable”, with Spurs yet to shell out a single penny on new additions¬†(Daily Mirror)

Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool are not afraid to splash the cash this summer, and the Reds will prove it by maintaining a delicate pursuit of Virgil van Dijk (Daily Mirror)

Renato Sanches has opened the door on a move away from Bayern Munich (Daily Mirror)

West Brom are preparing a third bid for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle have told new signing Jacob Murphy they will keep monitoring his twin brother Josh, also a Norwich City winger (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea face a fight to save their reputation in China, despite sending Kenedy home in disgrace for insulting the country (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has slammed their Premier League rivals for creating an “out of control” transfer market

Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has warned outcast Moussa Sissoko to sort out his Spurs future – or risk missing the World Cup (The Sun)

Neymar (l): Believes Philippe Coutinho is capable of playing for Barcelona

Barcelona’s Neymar has amazingly requested Paris Saint-Germain sign Philippe Coutinho as well as him (The Sun)

Barcelona are preparing a new £80m bid for Liverpool playmaker Coutinho 

Coutinho has agreed personal terms with Barcelona (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Wayne Rooney leaving Manchester United made him an emotional wreck (The Sun)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is considering a raid for Everton midfielder Tom Davies (The Sun)

Manchester United are edging closer to signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic (The Sun)

Jose Mourinho insists he made no attempts to re-sign Javier Hernandez – who joined West Ham on Monday

Inter Milan are preparing to sell Ivan Perisic to Manchester United and want Lazio’s Keita Balde as his replacement (Daily Express)

Sunderland have opened talks with Aston Villa for striker Ross McCormack (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho admits he may only be able to sign one more player for Manchester United this summer (Daily Mail)

Danilo claims he snubbed Chelsea to sign for Manchester City in his £27m deal (Daily Mail)

Premier League shirt sponsorship deals have hit the jackpot in a gambling takeover (Daily Mail)

Players at all grassroots levels will receive five-year bans if they abuse a referee under new FA laws (Daily Telegraph)

Thirteen Chinese Super League clubs face expulsion over unpaid debts (Daily Mail)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to stay near London and his preference is a move to West Ham (The Independent)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Tottenham will be major rivals for the Premier League title this season (The Guardian)

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Stoke City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 25 Jul 20:58

Burnley confirm signing of Stoke defender Bardsley

Burnley have signed defender Phil Bardsley from Stoke for an undisclosed fee, it has been confirmed.

The 32-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year contract and becomes the fourth new arrival for the Clarets this summer, following former Stoke team-mate Jonathan Walters to Turf Moor.

The moves means a return to the club where Bardsley spent a month on loan in the Championship in 2006.

He told Clarets Player HD: “I’ve had different spells and different clubs since then and I’m delighted to be back.

“It’s a club that’s going in the right direction with a fantastic manager and a great group of players which I’m looking forward to being part of.

“It’s a well-knitted group which did fantastically well last year and hopefully I can bring something to the squad.

“There’s still fire in the belly to achieve things in football and what a great chance. Coming back here and playing again at Turf Moor is going to be a great challenge and one I’m looking forward to.

“All the fundamentals are here, with the new training ground, the manager looking to kick on with the club and the players he’s brought in are very good players.

“I played with Jonny Walters and the brief chat I had with him, he couldn’t speak highly enough of the place. I didn’t need much convincing, but it’s always nice to get re-assurances from people like Jon.

“He says he’s loving it and the same as me, I just can’t wait to get going.”

Bardsley began his career alongside current Burnley captain Tom Heaton at Manchester United and made 18 first-team appearances for the Old Trafford club.

He has also played in the Premier League with Sunderland and Stoke, where he signed a new 12-month contract earlier this summer.

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ESPN FC - Stoke City News 25 Jul 20:02

Burnley sign defender Phil Bardsley from Stoke for undisclosed fee

Phil Bardsley is headed to Burnley for the next two seasons. Burnley have signed defender Phil Bardsley from Stoke for an undisclosed fee. The 32-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year contract and becomes the fourth new arrival for the Clarets this summer, following former Stoke teammate Jonathan Walters to Turf Moor. The moves means a return to the club where Bardsley spent a month on loan in the Championship in 2006. He told Burnley's website: "I've had different spells and different clubs since then and I'm delighted to be back. "It's a club that's...

Stoke City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 25 Jul 15:12

Arsenal midfielder linked with unlikely move to Stoke City

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has reportedly been linked with an unlikely transfer to Stoke City.

Stoke officials have approached Arsenal over a transfer potentially worth around £25m, amongst reported interest from Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City, say The Sun.

Oxlade-Chamberlain signed for Arsenal as a teenager from Southampton in 2010 for around £12m, but the England international has struggled to nail down a regular spot in the starting XI, as injuries have often affected his momentum.

Chamberlain, also known as “the Ox”, has just one year left on his contract and is stalling over an extension as he seeks assurances over his playing time at the club.

The midfielder’s father, Mark Chamberlain, played for Stoke between 1982 and 1985, and the club may believe that the offer of regular first-team football will be enough to bring his son to the club.

Having just sold Marko Arnautovic to West Ham, the Potters are keen on finding a strong, direct winger to replace him, and Oxlade-Chamberlain fits the bill.

However, Arsene Wenger appears reluctant to sell the player, particularly to another Premier League club, and it is unlikely that the player himself will want to make the step down.

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Stoke City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 23 Jul 12:47

Paper Talk: Spurs to offload flop; Chelsea chase Brazilian striker

Chelsea are trying to muscle in on a Brazilian striker, while two English clubs are still in the race to sign Kylian Mbappe, according to the Sunday papers.

 

LIVERPOOL, CITY STILL IN MBAPPE RACE

Liverpool and Man City are among four clubs left in race to sign Monaco star Kylian Mbappe, according to a report in France

The Premier League pair are vying with Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid to sign the 18-year-old France striker, who blasted 26 goals for the Ligue 1 champions last season.

Le 10 Sport reports Arsenal are out of the race to sign Mbappe and Barcelona will only step up their interest if they lose Neymar to PSG.

The Sun reports Real Madrid will wrap up a £120million world-record move for the player in the next two week Рa report which seems like an educated guess.

Mbappe did cast doubt on his future earlier this month when he refused to confirm he would stay with Monaco.

He told Marca: “I don’t know if I will stay.”

Earlier this week¬†Monaco are threatened ¬†to report ‚Äúimportant‚ÄĚ European clubs to FIFA for making illegal approaches to Mbappe.

 

CHELSEA TO HIJACK STRIKER 

Chelsea are interested in Fluminense striker Richarlison, according to the Mail on Sunday.

The Brazil U20 international was a target for  AC Milan and Manchester United, according to Calciomercato, but now Chelsea are set to swoop for the player.

Richarlison was understood to be heading to Ajax for £12million after verbally agreeing a five-year deal, but Chelsea are trying to muscle in on the 20-year-old.

The Brazilian only arrived at Fluminense last summer for £2million, signing a four-year deal, but he has been impressing in Brazilian and several European scouts have noted his progress.

Speaking to FCInterNews.it last week, his agent Renato Velasco said: “Yes, there is interest from a few clubs in your country.

“Inter and Sampdoria, yes, but not the Rossoneri, at least not right now. The truth is that he is ready to play for any club, big or small and there is a lot of speculation around him.

“He is talking about Italy, but also England and Holland.”

 

AND THE REST

Barcelona are ready to offer £80m for Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Coutinho is “comfortable” at the club after holding talks with the player amid Barca’s interest. (ESPN FC)

Barcelona believe signing playmaker Coutinho could help keep his 25-year-old international team-mate Neymar, who has been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain. (Mail on Sunday)

Everton are poised to take Ronald Koeman’s summer spending over ¬£130m by agreeing a deal with Swansea for playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson. (Sunday Express)

Manchester United supremo Ed Woodward has jetted to America for crunch talks with Jose Mourinho, who is growing impatient with United’s lack of progress in the transfer market. (Star on Sunday)

PSG are increasingly confident of signing forward Neymar for £196m from Barcelona, with the Brazilian supposedly having agreed a contract worth £27m a year after tax. (Sunday Express)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, is on the verge of a £70m move to Paris St-Germain. (Standard)

Antonio Conte demands Chelsea continue splashing the cash – or risk another disastrous title defence. (Sunday Mirror)

Conte also reveals that he did consider quitting Chelsea after being left shattered by their title-winning exploits.(Sunday Mirror)

West Brom are ready to move for Tottenham flop Moussa Sissoko and save his Premier League career. (Sun)

Manchester United are plotting a surprise swoop for Bolton’s England youth keeper Jake Turner. (Sun)

Juan Mata is keen to get his Manchester United future thrashed out, with his current deal due to expire next summer. (Sun)

England international Harry Kane insists he would never quite Tottenham in search of a megabucks pay deal. (Sun)

Huddersfield have warned Swansea that midfielder Philip Billing is not for sale. (Mail on Sunday)

Everton are weighing up a move for Vitesse Arnhem goalkeeper Eloy Room as they seek to replace the outgoing Joel Robles. (Mail on Sunday)

Middlesbrough reject third West Brom bid for Ben Gibson worth £21m, with club determined to sell to a top-six club. (Mail on Sunday)

West Ham are discussing a move for Badou N’Diaye as they sweat over an injury to Cheikhou Kouyate. (Mail on Sunday)

Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo wants to head for the capital and spend the season on loan with Fulham. (Sun)

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp is eyeing a move for Swansea winger Wayne Routledge and Preston striker Jordan Hugill. (Sun)

Sunderland are set to make a shock raid on Blackburn Rovers for goalkeeper Jason Steele. (Sun)

Manchester City are paying a ¬£12m premium on Benjamin Mendy transfer after caving into Monaco’s demands.¬†(Sunday Mirror)

Ashley Young could see out his Manchester United contract despite interest from Stoke. (Sunday Mirror)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insists his Arsenal contract stand-off is not to do with money as Liverpool and Chelsea remain keen on the England international. (Sunday Mirror)

Monaco approach Stoke for Giannelli Imbula as the French champions look for Tiemoue Bakayoko’s replacement.¬†(Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes forward Cristiano Ronaldo “is going to stay” with the club after reports he wanted to leave Spain following tax fraud allegations. (Independent)

Chelsea will make a formal offer for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain within the next 48 hours but face competition from Manchester City for the 23-year-old. (Sunday Express)

The Stamford Bridge club have spent nearly £130m this summer but Blues boss Antonio Conte says they need to make more signings to improve the quality of the squad. (Sunday Telegraph)

Manchester United are confident of signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, after missing out on Tottenham’s Eric Dier, 23. (Guardian)

United’s ¬£60m pursuit of Paris St-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, 24, is on hold, because the French club want 21-year-old forward Anthony Martial in return. (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 30, has told the club to buy 23-year-old Juventus striker Paulo Dybala. (Don Balon)

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare says winger Riyad Mahrez “could stay” following interest from Arsenal, Spurs and Roma for the 26-year-old. (Leicester Mercury)

Algeria international Mahrez will reject a move to Roma as he tries to push through a £35m switch from the Foxes to Arsenal. (Sun)

Defender Matteo Darmian, 27, says he is happy to stay at Manchester United this summer, despite being linked with a return to Italy. (Independent)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to bring another “one or two quality players” to the club before the end of the transfer window. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea are monitoring 18-year-old Montreal Impact winger Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla after he was recommended by former Blues striker Didier Drogba. (Sun)

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26, hopes the club will bring in a few more defenders this summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Aston Villa’s decision to leave defender Tommy Elphick, 29, and striker Ross McCormack, 30, out of their pre-season games in Germany has given Sunderland hope of signing the pair. (Birmingham Mail)

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ESPN FC - Stoke City News 22 Jul 19:41

Marko Arnautovic's move disappointing, leaves Stoke short

Marko Arnautovic making a lateral move is disappointing and leaves Stoke with a huge void. Mark Hughes will start the season without one of his most prolific forwards, having seen the Stoke hierarchy reluctantly agree to the club-record £20 million sale of want-away winger Marko Arnautovic to West Ham. It's a hammer blow (no pun intended) to a manager who has found himself leaning heavily on the maverick talent who cost him under £3m when he signed from Werder Bremen in 2013. Sadly, in the end there was little he could do to change the mind of a player who had firmly signalled...

Stoke City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 22 Jul 19:24

Arnautovic: I?ve joined a special club in West Ham

West Ham have completed the signing of Marko Arnautovic for a club record fee from Premier League rivals Stoke.

The 28-year-old Austria international has agreed a five-year deal with the Hammers, for a fee thought to be slightly more than the £20.5million they paid Swansea for Andre Ayew last year.

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The forward, who joins Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta in signing for Slaven Bilic’s side this summer, told www.whufc.com: “It feels special to me to be a West Ham player. Everyone knows that West Ham is a big club, with big history and I’m happy to be a part of it now. I can’t wait to get started.”

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ESPN FC - Stoke City News 22 Jul 19:21

West Ham complete Marko Arnautovic signing from Stoke for club-record fee

Marko Arnautovic has moved to West Ham after leaving Stoke City. West Ham have signed Marko Arnautovic for a club-record fee that will net Premier League rivals Stoke up to £25 million. The 28-year-old Austria international has agreed a five-year deal with the Hammers, who will pay a guaranteed £20m with a further £5m payable on a conditional basis. The forward, who joins Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta in signing for Slaven Bilic's side this summer, told the club's website: "It feels special to me to be a West Ham player. Everyone knows that West...

ESPN FC - Stoke City News 21 Jul 15:35

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma signs new deal, joins Stoke City on loan

Kurt Zouma found first-team opportunities limited at Chelsea following his return from injury. Stoke City have signed Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma on a season-long loan deal. Zouma, 22, has also signed a new six-year contract with Chelsea. The centre-back struggled to re-establish himself in the first team at Stamford Bridge last season after returning from a serious knee injury in January, making just 13 appearances. He does not feature in Antonio Conte's immediate plans despite the departures of John Terry and Nathan Ake. Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo told the club's official...

ESPN FC - Stoke City News 20 Jul 12:38

Aston Villa sign midfielder Glenn Whelan from Stoke City

Glenn Whelan spent nine years on the books with Stoke City. Aston Villa have signed Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan in a deal that could rise to £2 million. Whelan, 33, has put pen to paper on a two-year contract at Villa Park, bringing to an end his nine-year association with the Premier League side. "I have enjoyed happy times at Stoke City but now is the time for a new football adventure -- and what a club to join in Aston Villa," Whelan told Villa's official club website. "We may be in the Championship but everything about this club screams Premier...

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Crouch still hungry for goals at Stoke

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch, who turns 37 in January, wants to carry on playing football as long as he can.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 20 Jun 14:53

Bennell charged with 14 further offences

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell faces 14 further charges of historical sex abuse, prosecutors say.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 19 Jun 14:20

Stoke keen to extend Shawcross contract

Stoke City hope to extend Ryan Shawcross' contract and also sign loan man Bruno Martins Indi on a more permanent deal.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 14 Jun 10:00

Premier League fixtures in full

Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 1 Jun 18:19

Stoke sign Fletcher on free transfer

Stoke have signed midfielder Darren Fletcher on a free transfer from West Brom on a two-year deal.

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