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Liverpool news: Thomas Lemar remains top target but plan for Borussia Dortmund alternative

Liverpool have money to spend following Philippe Coutinho’s £142million move to Barcelona earlier this month. Riyad Mahrez emerged as a surprise candidate to come in as Coutinho’s replacement while Liverpool are looking at the possibility of bringing forward Naby Keita’s move to Anfield. But Monaco winger Lemar has consistently been linked with a move to Liverpool after they made an approach in the summer. Arsenal are also interested in a move for the France international and came close to signing him at the start of the season only for a…

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Chelsea news: Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright slams Tiemoue Bakayoko

Bakayoko started and played the full 90 minutes of the goalless draw against Leicester at Stamford Bridge yesterday, however failed to have much of an impact.. Despite the Foxes being reduced to 10 men when Ben Chilwell hacked down Victor Moses, the Blues were unable to grind out a win. Bakayoko, who joined from Monaco last summer for a fee of £39.7million, has struggled to adjust to the tempo of the Premier League. And Wright thinks the midfielder is lucky to be starting as he lacks “intensity”. “Chelsea fans were…

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Neymar tells Lionel Messi of Real Madrid’s offer: Barcelona star doesn’t react well

The Paris Saint-Germain star only left Barcelona for the Ligue 1 giants last summer but a return to Spain has already been talked up. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is desperate to land another marquee signing and he sees Neymar as his next Galactico. The Brazilian is said to be open to a move to Los Blancos as he looks to finally land the Ballon d’Or that  Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated over the last decade. Neymar remains close friends with former team-mate Messi and Spanish publication Don…

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Liverpool plan to hijack Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s China move but face one challenge

The Borussia Dortmund forward has fallen out of favour in Germany and is set for a move to either Guenghzou Evergrande or Beijing Guoan. It is said that the two Chinese outfits have both launched bids to Dortmund but they have yet to agree on a figure. And Liverpool are hoping to steal in late after they lost Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona over the weekend. The Brazilian was sold for a British record £142million but now the Reds want to splash the cash to bring in his replacement. However, according…

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Liverpool legend Steve Nicol reveals Thomas Lemar doubts and demands two other transfers

Lemar has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent days after the £142million signing of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona. Nicol was asked three players he would like the Reds to sign with the money they received for Coutinho. Monaco winger Lemar was one but the Scot says he would prefer Leicester star Riyad Mahrez and AC Milan’s teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. “To be honest, the Lemar one I’m not 100 per cent,” Nicol said on ESPN FC. “The reason I threw Lemar in is because when Coutinho was…

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Arsenal news LIVE updates: Wenger out calls, £90m transfer target, five players to leave

Arsenal news LIVE: Express Sport bring you all the updates from the Emirates Tuesday 9 January Bailly makes claim 08.25: Leon Bailly has admitted he dreams of playing in England. The Bayer Leverkusen winger is on Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal’s radar. And the Premier League trio will be encouraged by his latest comments. “Of course I have a dream club, but I will not tell. Basically England was and still is my dream,” he told Bild. “And if I keep working hard, I’m sure it will work someday. “…

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Arsenal news: Liverpool and Man City force Arsene Wenger to change £90m transfer plans

The Gunners came close to signing Lemar towards the end of last summer’s transfer window, only for the deal to fall through at the last minute. Their interest has since waned while Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move to bring him in as Philippe Coutinho’s replacement. Monaco have previously stated they have no interest in letting Lemar leave this month, but it has since been suggested a big-money offer could tempt the Ligue 1 into selling up. And with Sanchez constantly linked with a move to Manchester City,…

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Philippe Coutinho PAYS for Barcelona deal, second instalment will follow

Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in a £142million over the weekend. The Brazilian put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half-year deal and has become the world’s second costliest footballer of all time. After being formally presented in front of the media later today, Coutinho could make his Barca debut against Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey on Thursday (8.30pm). Jurgen Klopp is looking at potential replacements for Coutinho, with Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez and Monaco ace Thomas Lemar on the wishlist. And now it has emerged that Coutinho has had…

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Kate Middleton recycles £445 coat covering her baby bump at Sandringham church service

Kate Middleton, 35, covered her baby bump with British brand Moloh whilst heading to St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. She paired the long tweed coat, costing £445, with matching brown fur gloves and hat to stave off the cold weather. Accented with gold buttons on the front and the sleeves, the cosy look was finished with neutral tights and her classic black block heels. It isn’t the first time she has been seen wearing the coat, having been spotted in the elegant look in previous years. The Duchess of…

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Transfer news LIVE updates: Coutinho move agreed, shock Chelsea exit, Man Utd De Gea risk

Transfer news LIVE updates: Follow the latest news and gossip Saturday 6 December Coutinho shock 10:05: Philippe Coutinho is so desperate to complete his move from Liverpool to Barcelona that he is willing to pay part of his own transfer fee, shock reports in Spain claim. Liverpool are playing hardball over his transfer fee and are demanding around €160m (£142m) for his signature, Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claim. The Catalan giants are so far willing to put €150m (£133m) on the table, hoping it will be enough to convince Liverpool…

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