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  • Premier League clubs are pushing for the transfer window to be shut before the start of the season, according to reports.National newspapers say the issue is set to be discussed at a shareholders' meeting in September with a majority of clubs in favour of shortening the window, which this year closes on August 31.The move comes amid uncertainty over the future of a number of players, including Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, Everton's Ross Barkley and Swansea striker Gylfi Sigurdsson.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp appeared to lend his support to the idea at a press conference ahead of his side's UEFA Champions League match in Hoffenheim.Klopp said: "It would have helped us this year (if the window had shut early). It makes sense that when the season is starting, planning for the team is over."His Swansea counterpart Paul Clement, who faces losing Sigurdsson to Everton, has also indicated that Premier League bosses broadly back the change. "At our managers' me..

    Premier League clubs aiming to shorten transfer window – reports

    Premier League clubs are pushing for the transfer window to be shut before the start of the season, according to reports.National newspapers say the issue is set to be discussed at a shareholders' meeting in September with a majority of clubs in favour of shortening the window, which this year closes on August 31.The move comes amid uncertainty over the future of a number of players, including Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, Everton's Ross Barkley and Swansea striker Gylfi Sigurdsson.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp appeared to lend his support to the idea at a press conference ahead of his side's UEFA Champions League match in Hoffenheim.Klopp said: "It would have helped us this year (if the window had shut early). It makes sense that when the season is starting, planning for the team is over."His Swansea counterpart Paul Clement, who faces losing Sigurdsson to Everton, has also indicated that Premier League bosses broadly back the change. "At our managers' me..
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  • Liverpool have denied reports that Philippe Coutinho has handed in a transfer request.Barcelona are understood to have had a bid of around £90million for the Brazil playmaker rejected by the Reds on Wednesday, and reports emerged on Friday suggesting Coutinho has asked to leave Anfield.Liverpool have subsequently insisted that is "not true", on a day which has also seen their owners issue a statement stressing their stance that the 25-year-old will not be sold during the current transfer window.Barca, who sold Neymar to Paris St Germain last week for a world-record £200.6m, also had a £72m offer for Coutinho turned down in July.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has gone on record a number of times emphasising that Coutinho is not for sale.And the club's owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) backed that up on Friday by saying in a statement: ''We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho.''The club's definitive sta..

    Reports that Coutinho hands in transfer request are ‘not true’, say Liverpool

    Liverpool have denied reports that Philippe Coutinho has handed in a transfer request.Barcelona are understood to have had a bid of around £90million for the Brazil playmaker rejected by the Reds on Wednesday, and reports emerged on Friday suggesting Coutinho has asked to leave Anfield.Liverpool have subsequently insisted that is "not true", on a day which has also seen their owners issue a statement stressing their stance that the 25-year-old will not be sold during the current transfer window.Barca, who sold Neymar to Paris St Germain last week for a world-record £200.6m, also had a £72m offer for Coutinho turned down in July.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has gone on record a number of times emphasising that Coutinho is not for sale.And the club's owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) backed that up on Friday by saying in a statement: ''We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho.''The club's definitive sta..
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  • Neymar has become the world's most expensive player after completing his move from Barcelona to Paris St Germain.Here we look at how the 222 million euros (£200.6million) transfer fee, and the reported £520,000-a-week wages, stack up in football terms.Neymar's transfer fee could buy you - based on the reported initial fees paid in their most recent moves - four Mesut Ozils, two Paul Pogbas, three and a half Kevin De Bruynes, 20 Olivier Girouds and almost 40 Dele Allis.Neymar's reported annual salary with PSG equates to around £26.8million at current exchange rates. England and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford was reportedly on wages of £20,000 a week last season, equivalent to £1.04million a year, although his contract is based on incremental increases and further bonuses for performance.The Neymar transfer fee would have been enough to buy Sunderland - lock, stock and barrel - twice over with £18million in change, based on the amount reportedly paid by curr..

    How does Neymar’s transfer fee stack up in football terms?

    Neymar has become the world's most expensive player after completing his move from Barcelona to Paris St Germain.Here we look at how the 222 million euros (£200.6million) transfer fee, and the reported £520,000-a-week wages, stack up in football terms.Neymar's transfer fee could buy you - based on the reported initial fees paid in their most recent moves - four Mesut Ozils, two Paul Pogbas, three and a half Kevin De Bruynes, 20 Olivier Girouds and almost 40 Dele Allis.Neymar's reported annual salary with PSG equates to around £26.8million at current exchange rates. England and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford was reportedly on wages of £20,000 a week last season, equivalent to £1.04million a year, although his contract is based on incremental increases and further bonuses for performance.The Neymar transfer fee would have been enough to buy Sunderland - lock, stock and barrel - twice over with £18million in change, based on the amount reportedly paid by curr..
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  • Neymar's world-record 222 million euro move to Paris St Germain has encouraged international players' association FIFPro to demand an investigation into "anti-competitive, unjustified and illegal" FIFA transfer rules.The 25-year-old Brazil forward on Thursday signed a five-year deal with PSG after his legal representatives paid Barcelona 222m euros (£200.6million) to secure an early release from his contract at the Nou Camp.Barca have passed the details of the transaction to UEFA with a view to determining whether there are any "disciplinary responsibilities" concerning Financial Fair Play and adherence to market rules attached to the case.On Friday morning FIFPro general secretary Theo van Seggelen bemoaned what he sees as a drift towards dominance of world football by "a select group of rich, mostly European-based clubs".In a statement, he said: "FIFPro is calling on the European Commission to investigate the flow of money via transfer fees within the EU territory to un..

    FIFPro demand probe into FIFA transfer rules in wake of Neymar move

    Neymar's world-record 222 million euro move to Paris St Germain has encouraged international players' association FIFPro to demand an investigation into "anti-competitive, unjustified and illegal" FIFA transfer rules.The 25-year-old Brazil forward on Thursday signed a five-year deal with PSG after his legal representatives paid Barcelona 222m euros (£200.6million) to secure an early release from his contract at the Nou Camp.Barca have passed the details of the transaction to UEFA with a view to determining whether there are any "disciplinary responsibilities" concerning Financial Fair Play and adherence to market rules attached to the case.On Friday morning FIFPro general secretary Theo van Seggelen bemoaned what he sees as a drift towards dominance of world football by "a select group of rich, mostly European-based clubs".In a statement, he said: "FIFPro is calling on the European Commission to investigate the flow of money via transfer fees within the EU territory to un..
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  • Liverpool are still eyeing new transfer targets ahead of deadline day, according to manager Jurgen Klopp. New talent and players returning from injury has given the Reds a pre-season boost, but the German is not ruling anything out in the transfer market. Senegal winger Sadio Mane made his first appearance since April in last weekend's friendly win over Hertha Berlin but Liverpool were dealt a new injury blow when England m idfielder Adam Lallana suffered a thigh injury during Wednesday's defeat to Atletico Madrid. Lallana will be ruled out until the end of September and will miss Premier League clashes with Arsenal and Manchester City. Established stars Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge missed Liverpool's final pre-season fixture in Dublin against Athletic Bilbao due to illness and niggles, but Klopp's side still finished comfortable 3-1 winners. The Liverpool boss said: "Until the 31st of August we run through the world with open e..

    Liverpool still eyeing transfer targets ahead of deadline day – Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool are still eyeing new transfer targets ahead of deadline day, according to manager Jurgen Klopp. New talent and players returning from injury has given the Reds a pre-season boost, but the German is not ruling anything out in the transfer market. Senegal winger Sadio Mane made his first appearance since April in last weekend's friendly win over Hertha Berlin but Liverpool were dealt a new injury blow when England m idfielder Adam Lallana suffered a thigh injury during Wednesday's defeat to Atletico Madrid. Lallana will be ruled out until the end of September and will miss Premier League clashes with Arsenal and Manchester City. Established stars Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge missed Liverpool's final pre-season fixture in Dublin against Athletic Bilbao due to illness and niggles, but Klopp's side still finished comfortable 3-1 winners. The Liverpool boss said: "Until the 31st of August we run through the world with open e..
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  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY The Daily Star claim Barcelona will offer Liverpool £120million to sign PHILIPPE COUTINHO. The Sun say Barcelona are increasingly confident of finalising a deal this week - potentially for £90million - despite Reds boss Jurgen Klopp saying the Brazilian playmaker will not be sold. The Daily Express believe Chelsea are ready to challenge Manchester United for the signature of Real Madrid forward GARETH BALE, who will cost about £90million. Meanwhile, Metro say Real have abandoned their pursuit of KYLIAN MBAPPE to appease Bale. The Daily Mail report that Stoke have agreed a three-year deal for Cameroon forward JEAN-ERIC MAXIM CHOUPO-MOTING, who is out of contract at Schalke and will join on a free transfer. ONLINE/SOCIAL ROUND-UP @MirrorFootball - Antonio Conte targets Virgil van Dijk as he demands more signings from Chelsea board. @talkSPORT - David Silva planning Manchester City exit ahead of Las Palmas transfer. @lequipe - Porto midfielder Danilo Pere..

    Transfer News – new Coutinho bid, Mbappe update and Bale

    WHAT THE PAPERS SAY The Daily Star claim Barcelona will offer Liverpool £120million to sign PHILIPPE COUTINHO. The Sun say Barcelona are increasingly confident of finalising a deal this week - potentially for £90million - despite Reds boss Jurgen Klopp saying the Brazilian playmaker will not be sold. The Daily Express believe Chelsea are ready to challenge Manchester United for the signature of Real Madrid forward GARETH BALE, who will cost about £90million. Meanwhile, Metro say Real have abandoned their pursuit of KYLIAN MBAPPE to appease Bale. The Daily Mail report that Stoke have agreed a three-year deal for Cameroon forward JEAN-ERIC MAXIM CHOUPO-MOTING, who is out of contract at Schalke and will join on a free transfer. ONLINE/SOCIAL ROUND-UP @MirrorFootball - Antonio Conte targets Virgil van Dijk as he demands more signings from Chelsea board. @talkSPORT - David Silva planning Manchester City exit ahead of Las Palmas transfer. @lequipe - Porto midfielder Danilo Pere..
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  • Brighton have broken their club transfer record to sign Davy Propper from PSV Eindhoven.The Holland midfielder, 25, has signed a four-year contract after joining the Premier League club for an undisclosed fee.His arrival represents the second time this summer, following the signing of goalkeeper Mathew Ryan, that Brighton have broken their transfer record.Propper also joins the likes of Markus Suttne, Pascal Gross, Mathias Normann and Izzy Brown as new signings at the south coast side this summer. "Davy is a player with great experience of the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem and PSV Eindhoven," said manager Chris Hughton on the club's website. "There is no doubting his pedigree: Davy has played a number of matches in the Champions League for PSV, as well as international football for the Netherlands."He's a strong competitor as a central midfielder and will complement our existing midfield players, and he is also a really good age at 25; we are absolutely delighted to w..

    Brighton break transfer record to sign Davy Propper from PSV

    Brighton have broken their club transfer record to sign Davy Propper from PSV Eindhoven.The Holland midfielder, 25, has signed a four-year contract after joining the Premier League club for an undisclosed fee.His arrival represents the second time this summer, following the signing of goalkeeper Mathew Ryan, that Brighton have broken their transfer record.Propper also joins the likes of Markus Suttne, Pascal Gross, Mathias Normann and Izzy Brown as new signings at the south coast side this summer. "Davy is a player with great experience of the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem and PSV Eindhoven," said manager Chris Hughton on the club's website. "There is no doubting his pedigree: Davy has played a number of matches in the Champions League for PSV, as well as international football for the Netherlands."He's a strong competitor as a central midfielder and will complement our existing midfield players, and he is also a really good age at 25; we are absolutely delighted to w..
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  • Virgil van Dijk has handed in a transfer request to Southampton.The Dutch defender, 26, who joined the club from Celtic in 2015 and is a long-term transfer target for Liverpool, insists he is acting having had "numerous" discussions during the past six months about his wish to leave.In a statement released by his management company he also said that he intended to appeal against a club fine of two weeks' wages, that his desire to leave owes to his ambition, and that enquiries from "multiple top clubs have been consistently rebuffed"."It is with regret that I can confirm that I have handed in a transfer request to leave Southampton Football Club," Van Dijk said.Van Dijk continued: "I feel I have no alternative after I was given notice of the club's intention to impose a disciplinary sanction against me of a fine equivalent to two weeks' wages. I will be appealing what I feel to be an unjustified sanction and their inability to follow the correct disciplinary protocol ..

    Van Dijk hands in transfer request to Southampton

    Virgil van Dijk has handed in a transfer request to Southampton.The Dutch defender, 26, who joined the club from Celtic in 2015 and is a long-term transfer target for Liverpool, insists he is acting having had "numerous" discussions during the past six months about his wish to leave.In a statement released by his management company he also said that he intended to appeal against a club fine of two weeks' wages, that his desire to leave owes to his ambition, and that enquiries from "multiple top clubs have been consistently rebuffed"."It is with regret that I can confirm that I have handed in a transfer request to leave Southampton Football Club," Van Dijk said.Van Dijk continued: "I feel I have no alternative after I was given notice of the club's intention to impose a disciplinary sanction against me of a fine equivalent to two weeks' wages. I will be appealing what I feel to be an unjustified sanction and their inability to follow the correct disciplinary protocol ..
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  • Stoke have signed Cameroon international Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, the Premier League club have announced.The winger, 28, pens a three-year contract at the bet365 Stadium, and joins on a free transfer following his release from Bundesliga outfit Schalke earlier in the summer.Choupo-Moting's arrival at the Potters ends a lengthy pursuit, according to chief executive Tony Scholes.He said on the club's official website: "Eric has been on our radar for several years and we actually tried to bring him to the club four years ago."The competition to sign him this summer was particularly intense with clubs across Europe wanting him."We are understandably thrilled to have secured his signature and Eric is excited about the prospect of playing in the Premier League."Choupo-Moting, who has won 48 caps for Cameroon, becomes the fourth summer signing made by boss Mark Hughes, following Darren Fletcher, Kurt Zouma and Josh Tymon through the door.He will join up with his new team-mat..

    Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting joins Stoke on free transfer

    Stoke have signed Cameroon international Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, the Premier League club have announced.The winger, 28, pens a three-year contract at the bet365 Stadium, and joins on a free transfer following his release from Bundesliga outfit Schalke earlier in the summer.Choupo-Moting's arrival at the Potters ends a lengthy pursuit, according to chief executive Tony Scholes.He said on the club's official website: "Eric has been on our radar for several years and we actually tried to bring him to the club four years ago."The competition to sign him this summer was particularly intense with clubs across Europe wanting him."We are understandably thrilled to have secured his signature and Eric is excited about the prospect of playing in the Premier League."Choupo-Moting, who has won 48 caps for Cameroon, becomes the fourth summer signing made by boss Mark Hughes, following Darren Fletcher, Kurt Zouma and Josh Tymon through the door.He will join up with his new team-mat..
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  • Virgil van Dijk hit out at his treatment from Southampton as he made public his intention to leave St Mary's.The 26-year-old said he felt "insulted" by suggestions he had refused to train and has grown frustrated at the Saints turning down approaches from "multiple top clubs" this summer.The Holland defender, who joined the club from Celtic in 2015 and is a long-term target for Liverpool, revealed he had handed in a transfer request.Van Dijk was left out of the Saints' pre-season training camp in France last month, with manager Mauricio Pellegrino saying "psychologically he is not 100 per cent", while Southampton have insisted he is not for sale. In a statement released by his management company, Van Dijk said he had not refused to train at any time and that his desire to leave owes to his ambition to challenge for trophies. "It is with regret that I can confirm that I have handed in a transfer request to leave Southampton Football Club," Van Dijk said. "I feel I have ..

    ‘Insulted’ Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk hands in transfer request

    Virgil van Dijk hit out at his treatment from Southampton as he made public his intention to leave St Mary's.The 26-year-old said he felt "insulted" by suggestions he had refused to train and has grown frustrated at the Saints turning down approaches from "multiple top clubs" this summer.The Holland defender, who joined the club from Celtic in 2015 and is a long-term target for Liverpool, revealed he had handed in a transfer request.Van Dijk was left out of the Saints' pre-season training camp in France last month, with manager Mauricio Pellegrino saying "psychologically he is not 100 per cent", while Southampton have insisted he is not for sale. In a statement released by his management company, Van Dijk said he had not refused to train at any time and that his desire to leave owes to his ambition to challenge for trophies. "It is with regret that I can confirm that I have handed in a transfer request to leave Southampton Football Club," Van Dijk said. "I feel I have ..
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