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Has ‘whinging’ John McGinn really got any better options than Aston Villa?

Aston Villa and John McGinn seem to be drifting apart, but what are the options for him to go to a bigger club without becoming a benchwarmer? ‘Whinging’ is a very emotive word, so it was curious to see it being used in connection with ongoing speculation about the future career plans of the Aston …

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Granovskaia and Buck leave Todd Boehly very quickly learning on the Chelsea job

Chelsea are losing their chairman and a ‘transfer guru’ at a time when the club needs an overhaul in several different areas. All change at Stamford Bridge, then. Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia leaving Chelsea is no huge surprise, but the timing is probably less than helpful to a club that has undergone a lot …

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Liverpool signing and Chelsea trio feature in six relatively underpaid Big Six stars

Contract renewals are nowhere near as exciting as shiny new signings, but some of these guys must be the priority for their clubs this summer… Thank you spotrac for most of the payroll data. Salaries are given per week, with the mean salary of the top XI earners at each club provided for context. Bukayo …

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Mane moved with class and earned a pay rise; Pogba burned his bridges for less money

The Mailbox defends Sadio Mane’s decision to swap Liverpool for Bayern while comparing his conduct to Paul Pogba’s behaviour. Get your views in to [email protected]… pog-messFootball is a game of opinions. Sometimes your opinion will turn out to be spot on, most of the time you will be made to look foolish. For balance, before …

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Nayef Aguerd is a start but West Ham remain in an uneasy state of detente

After an empty January transfer window West Ham have finally signed a new player, but this alone might not sign up to a tetchy fanbase. Two stories emerged last week, the reactions to which offered an insight into the mood at West Ham United this summer. The first was only tangentially related to West Ham …

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Brentford? spurs? Man Utd? Where next for Christian Eriksen?

Christian Eriksen is out of contract, and Brentford, Spurs and Manchester United are all in the chase to sign him. So who will he choose? The player himself doesn’t seem too bothered about rushing into a decision, and considering the events of the last 12 months, it’s probably unsurprising that Christian Eriksen wanted a holiday …

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Ten Bundesliga stars that should be signed by a Premier League club this summer

Moving onto the Bundesliga, we pick ten players that should move to the Premier League in the summer transfer window. You can find our take on potential Ligue 1 transfers here. Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)The French attacker was one of the hottest players in Europe last season and his form was rewarded with a maiden …

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Bristol City face a summer of cost-cutting and possible winter of discontent

Bristol City posted huge losses in January and are now faced with having to make financial cuts from an already malfunctioning squad. With the AGM completed, new rules put in place, and its membership confirmed, the EFL is ready for the new season, but the 2022/23 season will start with a feeling of leaping into …

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Liverpool trio feature among stars who eclipsed their fathers…

Happy Father’s Day to these dads who had their achievements in football surpassed by their lads. One was literally replaced by his son of him… Erling Haaland’s arrival at Manchester City means the Norwegian star has followed his pop’s footsteps and the young striker looks certain to surpass Alf-Inge’s achievements in the game. As it’s …

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