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United seals Sanchez deal after extraordinary January swoop

Alexis Sanchez‘s wish has finally been granted. The energetic Chilean officially swapped Arsenal for Manchester United on Monday, ending months of restlessness over his future in north London. Sanchez can now call himself one of the highest earners in the Premier League after signing a contract with United worth a reported £14 million per season. (Photo courtesy: Manchester United) “I ...

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FIFA exec: VAR will be used at 2018 World Cup

A FIFA executive claims video assistant referees (VAR) will be introduced for the first time at the World Cup when the quadrennial contest kicks off in Russia in June. Chief commercial officer Philippe Le Floc’h confirmed plans to use the video review technology in discussion with The Associated Press, saying, “definitely VAR will happen. I think it’s great to have ...

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Report: Arsenal hopeful January arrivals will convince Ozil to stay

Arsenal officials are optimistic that the arrival of winter reinforcements will convince Mesut Ozil to remain in north London beyond this season. Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have been under the spotlight throughout the season, as the two entered the campaign without contracts beyond this summer. The latter will reportedly join rival Manchester United in a deal that could send Henrikh ...

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Michael O'Neill snubs Scotland to remain with Northern Ireland

Scotland‘s search for Gordon Strachan’s successor continues with confirmation that Michael O’Neill turned down an offer to become the country’s next manager. O’Neill was considered the favourite to land the job before reports Monday suggested that he preferred to remain manager of Northern Ireland – a nation he guided to the round of 16 during the UEFA European Championship in ...

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Report: Chelsea adds West Ham's Arnautovic to list of targets

by Gordon Brunt 9m ago Catherine Ivill / Getty Images Sport / Getty Chelsea‘s desperate attempt to boost its attack could lead to yet another unexpected pursuit. It’s understood that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is eager to add a proper “target man” to his attacking unit, and is weighing a move to sign West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic, according ...

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Hazard: Chelsea doesn't need target forward

Linked with the likes of Andy Carroll, Edin Dzeko, and even Peter Crouch, it seems Chelsea is in the market for a tall, physically imposing centre-forward, but Eden Hazard doesn’t quite see why his team needs such a target man. The idea, on paper, is that Chelsea could use a hold-up striker to distribute the ball to players like Hazard ...

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Leg break victim McCarthy can seek comfort in Everton mates Bolasie, Coleman

With West Brom striker Salomon Rondon closing in on goal after nutmegging a helpless Mason Holgate, industrious Everton midfielder James McCarthy put his body on the line to block the hulking Venezuelan’s shot Saturday at Goodison Park. It was a moment McCarthy will never forget. The 27-year-old Republic of Ireland mainstay now faces a protracted recovery from compound fractures of ...

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Watford names Javi Gracia new manager

by Armen Bedakian 42m ago Manuel Queimadelos Alonso / Getty Images Sport / Getty Shortly after firing Marco Silva, Watford has named a new manager in former Malaga boss Javi Gracia, who has signed an 18-month contract with the Hornets. Watford promised to seek a “swift appointment” following Silva’s sacking earlier Sunday and kept true to that word by announcing ...

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