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Chelsea to sign Carney Chukwuemeka after snubbing Aston Villa deal to become highest-paid teen in England

Chelsea have agreed to pay £20million to sign Aston Villa teenager Carney Chukwuemeka, who was a star of England Under-19s’ European Championship success this summer. Chukwuemeka turned down an offer to become the highest-paid teenager in the country by Villa, effectively forcing the Midlands club to accept Chelsea’s offer. The 18-year-old midfielder would have been …

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Brighton defender Marc Cucurella hands in transfer request to force Manchester City move

Guardiola was tight-lipped when quizzed about Cucurella on Friday. “He’s a Brighton player, I cannot say anything else,” he said. “If it’s possible, yes, but if it’s not we’ll stay with what we have. Joao [Cancelo] can play there, Nathan [Ake] can play there. I never complained about the squad I have. I support the …

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Police drop one rape allegation against Premier League player as bail extended

One of the three allegations of rape against a Premier League footballer has been dropped by Scotland Yard. The player, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also had his bail arrangements extended until October as a result of the development. Telegraph Sport revealed three weeks ago how additional allegations had been brought by a …

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Cristiano Ronaldo told he must stay at Manchester United after showdown talks

Manchester United have refused to budge from their hardline position that Cristiano Ronaldo must stay at Old Trafford after an opening round of talks with the unsettled star ended in impasse. Not even the presence of Sir Alex Ferguson could help reach a breakthrough, with the former manager present at Carrington as Ronaldo ended his …

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Chelsea Co-Owner Todd Boehly Is Set For Talks With Monchi Over Sevilla’s Jules Kounde Amid Barcelona Links

Chelsea co-owner and interim sporting director Todd Boehly is set for talks with Sevilla over Jules Kounde, it has been reported. Jules Kounde is closing in a move to Chelsea this summer amid Barcelona interest. (Alamy) It has now been reported by Simon Jones of The Daily Mail that Sevilla sporting director Monchi will be …

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Charlotte 1-1 Chelsea (5-3 pens) Raheem Sterling makes first Blues appearance

Raheem Sterling made his debut as the men from the King’s Road failed to win in the Queen City – with Chelsea falling to a shootout defeat against a spirited Charlotte FC on the second match of their three-game US tour. The £47.5m arrival from Manchester City scored his spot-kick but a miss from Conor …

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Erik ten Hag bans alcohol during match weeks in Manchester United disciplinary crackdown

“Obviously we have to respect the decision of everyone. I do not know what Cristiano said to the club, to the manager, I do not know what’s going on in his head about him but we have to respect his space about him. From everything we know, he had some family problems so we have …

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Endrick, dubbed the next Neymar, is set to sign his first professional contract at Palmeiras

Thursday is big for Endrick – world football’s most sought after teenager. He turns 16; a major milestone in any young man’s life but even more so for a player hailed as a generational talent in Brazil. That’s because he can legally sign a professional playing contract with Palmeiras, the club that gave him and …

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