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Chelsea ready to ‘break transfer record’ to sign Borussia Dortmund and England star Jadon Sancho ahead of Man United and Liverpool

Chelsea ready to ‘break transfer record’ to sign Borussia Dortmund and England star Jadon Sancho ahead of Man United and Liverpool

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Chelsea are prepared to smash their transfer record to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.The Premier League club are currently banned from signing any players, but it is understood they will find out on Thursday if an appeal to overturn their transfer ban has been successful. AFP or licensors Jadon Sancho could leave Borussia Dortmund next year And if Chelsea are given the green light, they will be able to buy players in the next transfer window, rather than wait until the summer. Goal claim the club are ‘confident’ of landing Sancho ahead of Manchester United either in January or next summer. He is close friends with Blues stars Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi, who he grew up with in London. And Sancho is expected to command a much bigger fee
England in New Zealand: Joe Root & Rory Burns hit centuries

England in New Zealand: Joe Root & Rory Burns hit centuries

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Second Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton (day three of five):New Zealand 375: Latham 105, Mitchell 73; Broad 4-73England 269-5: Root 114*, Burns 101England trail by 106 runsScorecardJoe Root returned to form as he and Rory Burns hit centuries for England, but the second Test against New Zealand remains in the balance after day three.Root made 114 not out off 278 balls - his first Test century in 15 innings - as England closed on 269-5, 106 behind.Captain Root put on 177 with opener Burns, who reached his second Test ton before being run out for 101. New Zealand fought back with two wickets after tea before rain ended play 45 minutes early in Hamilton.Ben Stokes made an attractive 26, while 21-year-...
Euro 2020 draw: England drawn against Croatia, Wales in group with Italy

Euro 2020 draw: England drawn against Croatia, Wales in group with Italy

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England have been drawn against Croatia and the Czech Republic at UEFA EURO 2020, with Wales alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A.Germany will face world champions France and reigning European champions Portugal in Group F.The winners of Scotland's play-off path, which includes Norway, Serbia and Israel, will join England in Group D. Gareth Southgate's World Cup semi-finalists will begin their campaign against Croatia at Wembley on 14 June.The tournament's opening game will see Italy host Turkey in Rome on 12 June.Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all feature in the play-offs next March, where 16 teams will compete to fill the final four places.The tournamen...
Sam Ward: GB & England hockey player fighting for career after losing sight in left eye

Sam Ward: GB & England hockey player fighting for career after losing sight in left eye

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Great Britain and England hockey player Sam Ward says he will do "everything he can" to return to hockey after losing the sight in his left eye.The 28-year-old was struck in the face by the ball during the Olympic qualifying play-off win against Malaysia on 3 November.Ward, who scored twice in that game to help GB secure Tokyo 2020 qualification, sustained a crushed retina and facial fractures. BBC Sport earlier incorrectly reported Ward had retired."Over the past week, I have received advice from three separate eye consultants," said Ward."They have all told me that I have suffered damage to the retina of my left eye and that this damage is partly irreversible."I may get some sight back, but...
Gareth Southgate says England ‘further ahead’ than after last qualification campaign

Gareth Southgate says England ‘further ahead’ than after last qualification campaign

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Media playback is not supported on this device Gareth Southgate says his England side are "further ahead" than they were at the corresponding stage of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.Southgate's side finished fourth at the finals in Russia and go to Euro 2020 next summer as one of the top seeds. "I think the team have belief, for sure, you can see the confidence," Southgate said. "They have got the confidence to control games with possession, and they know they're going to score goals." England at Euro 2020: What do we know about their prospects?England's mixed bag ...