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Transfer report: Chelsea refusing to give up chase for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro

Transfer report: Chelsea refusing to give up chase for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro

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Juventus full-back Alex Sandro is still a target for ChelseaWednesday, October 11, 2017Chelsea are refusing to give up on signing Alex Sandro – even though he is close to agreeing a contract extension at Juventus.The Blues tried hard to land the flying full-back during the summer but Serie A champions Juve managed to keep hold of him.Now they are lining up lucrative new terms for Sandro, who is still under contract until 2020.But he is set to pen an extension until 2022 which would reportedly include an annual post-tax salary of around £4.5million.Despite that, Corriere dello Sport have reported that Chelsea have not given up on luring Sandro to Stamford Bridge and may lodge a formal bid in January.It is suggested they had a £53.75m offer turned down in the summer but they are ready to up
Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers hope quick turnaround doesn't hinder QB

Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers hope quick turnaround doesn't hinder QB

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Significant strides have been made in the past two games for quarterback Cam Newton, who has had regular practice repetitions and parlayed that into huge outings against New England and Detroit. Now comes the next part of the recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. While the Carolina Panthers went light on Newton's workload in the preseason and during the first few weeks of the season, there's no reprieve going into Thursday night's home game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Newton will be throwing on short rest. "I have to trust the coaches and trust the process when it comes to my arm, knowing that certain throws (are tough)," Newton said. Yet, for the most part, Newton said it's clear to him that limitations have been lifted in terms of the passing attack. "The stre...
New York Giants WR Brandon Marshall joins Odell Beckham Jr., will have season-ending surgery

New York Giants WR Brandon Marshall joins Odell Beckham Jr., will have season-ending surgery

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The injury news about the New York Giants' wide receiver corps just kept getting worse Monday night.Brandon Marshall sustained an ankle injury Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, and he will undergo season-ending surgery. Receivers Odell Beckham Jr. (broken ankle) and Dwayne Harris (broken foot) were also lost for the year to injuries that occurred Sunday. "Tomorrow I'll have surgery ending year 12," Marshall posted on his Instagram account. "I'm filled with mixed emotions. I wasn't able to produce for my team the way I wanted to but this was my greatest year to date. This game has shown me who I really am good and bad. This game has given me the opportunity to grow as a man, father, husband, teammate, leader. ... I'm so thankful for this game." Marshall, 33, ...
Tottenham Hotspur FC news: Harry Winks thanks Mauricio Pochettino for trusting young English players

Tottenham Hotspur FC news: Harry Winks thanks Mauricio Pochettino for trusting young English players

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Harry Winks made his debut for England on SundayMonday, October 9, 2017Harry Winks has thanked Mauricio Pochettino for continuing to place his trust in young English talent.Winks made his England debut in Sunday's 1-0 win over Lithuania, turning in an eye-catching performance in midfield despite having only four Premier League starts under his belt.His integration in the first-team picture has been carefully handled by Pochettino, whose show of faith has helped spur the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Danny Rose into the senior set-up.Winks is now angling to join his club-mates at next summer's World Cup and lays the credit at the door of his Argentinian boss."It's well known English players struggle to get opportunities in the Premier League, which is difficult for us," he s...
Tottenham FC transfer news: Barcelona tipped to launch stunning £135m move for Dele Alli

Tottenham FC transfer news: Barcelona tipped to launch stunning £135m move for Dele Alli

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Dele Alli is reportedly on Barcelona's radarMonday, October 9, 2017Barcelona are ready to move for Tottenham star Dele Alli after missing out on Philippe Coutinho, according to reports in Spain.Alli is regarded as one of the hottest young prospects in European football, having starred for Spurs since joining from MK Dons in 2015.The 21-year-old has also become a key man for England and has already collected 22 international caps.Real Madrid are reportedly keeping close tabs on the young star and Spanish publication Sport has now revealed that Barcelona are keen.Barca are searching for a new playmaker having failed to tempt Liverpool into selling Coutinho in the summer and are said to have switched their attentions to Alli.The Spanish giants reportedly believe they can tempt Alli to th...