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Which of Chelsea's 'loan army' could play under Lampard?

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Pogba's Madrid move tied to Bale's Bernabeu exit

Real would love to see Paul Pogba arrive in Madrid, but that move can't happen until Gareth Bale leaves. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Which graduates of Chelsea's 'loan army' could play a role under new boss Lampard?

Chelsea had 41 players out on loan last season. With a FIFA-imposed transfer ban, here are six returnees who could carve out a role this season.

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Why De Ligt chose Juventus: The Italian champions were the best fit for his sky-high ambition

De Ligt has a drive and determination not found in many 19-year-olds. His "super agent" could see it too. In the end, only one club made sense.

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Bale's time at Madrid is up but there aren't many suitors for the Welshman

Man Utd? PSG? China? Real Madrid no longer want Gareth Bale, and as Ian Darke writes, his high wages & injury record mean not many others do either.

Inside Man United tour: Pogba 'life and soul' of trip as Solskjaer gets tough

Manchester United's 2018 summer tour was an ominous omen. This year things have begun better, with fitness a focus and Mason Greenwood a standout.

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Kane's halfway-line goal a message for Spurs' rivals

Last season did not finish the way Harry Kane had planned. But, with Spurs' preseason up and running, the striker has sent a warning to his rivals.

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Ronaldo remains Juve's leader but task of winning UCL is on Sarri

If Sarri can keep Ronaldo scoring goals and keep Juventus defending well, they should be the biggest threat to Liverpool's Champions League crown.

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