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Liverpool have completed a £66m deal to sign AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson, their fourth signing of the summer – Naby Keita (£54m from RB Leipzig), Fabinho (£40m from AS Monaco), Xherdan Shaqiri (£13m from Stoke City). The Brazilian shot-stopper is the most expensive goalkeeper in world football but only the second-biggest signing made in 2018 after Virgil van Dijk joined from Southampton for £75m.
After previously targeting the best players of mid-level clubs to keep their spending at a reasonable level – Sadio Mane (£35m from Southampton), Georginio Wijnaldum (£25m from …

Chelsea are reportedly considering bringing goalkeeper Petr Cech back to Stamford Bridge this summer due to the uncertain future of Thibaut Courtois. The 36-year-old is high on Transfer Hound’s hot-o-metre and left the Blues to join Arsenal in 2015 where he’s been underwhelming ever since.
Courtois was the goalkeeper who pushed Cech out of the Chelsea starting eleven in 2014/15, leading to the latter’s departure that summer, but he could be replacing the Belgian international ahead of the new season.
Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel has also been named as a potential transfer …

Manchester City were dealt a major blow in their pursuit for Napoli midfielder Jorginho, with the Italian international turning down the Sky Blues to join Chelsea. Jorginho followed Maurizio Sarri to Stamford Bridge this summer, joining one day his former manager and being pictured with Sarri in the announcement photos on social media.
Chelsea fans were unsurprisingly delighted to bolster their midfield with a world-class player like Jorginho, while City supporters were frustrated to be seemingly rejected by a transfer target who looked nailed on to arrive at the Etihad Stadium …

Everton forward Wayne Rooney is set to move to MLS side DC United, signing a two-year deal worth £10m. The 32-year-old spent just one season back at Goodison Park after his time at Manchester United came to an end, but things didn’t go well in Merseyside.
Rooney was frequently substituted in 2017/18 and failed to score or create a goal in 2018. He leaves Everton after new manager Marco Silva told him that he wouldn’t be a starring role in the side next season. That’s a damning revelation but one that …

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba admitted he had “small issues” with manager Jose Mourinho last season. The 25-year-old briefly lost his place in the starting lineup between January and February, which raised doubt over his long-term future at Old Trafford, but Pogba says such experiences “helps you to grow”.
“It was a better season than the previous one,” he said to reporters ahead of France’s final World Cup group game. “It was an experience. There were some small issues with (Mourinho), but they were nothing in the end. Being a substitute, …

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann ended months of speculation after committing his future to the Rojiblancos in a video published on Twitter. Barcelona and Manchester United were previously keen on the French international but made little progress in agreeing a deal this summer which raised suggestions that he might indeed stay at the Wanda Metropolitano.
But after reports that Griezmann had made two different videos, one containing a statement saying he’ll stay at Atleti and one saying the opposite, he’s come under a lot of criticism. The 27-year-old should be preparing …

The 2018/19 Premier League fixtures have been released and we’ve listed all 380 games that will be played by Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton & Hove Albion, Burnley, Cardiff City, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Bournemouth v Cardiff
Arsenal v Man City
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Huddersfield v Chelsea
Liverpool v West Ham
Man United v Leicester
Newcastle v Tottenham
Southampton v Burnley
Watford v Brighton
Wolves v Everton

Saturday, August 18

Brighton v Man United
Burnley v Watford
Cardiff v …

The English Football Association have confirmed there will be an annual winter break in the Premier League, starting in 2019/20.
The two-week break will take place in February but will still see Premier League games taking place every weekend during the period – five games will take place on one weekend and five on another.
The FA have made significant changes to the fixture list to accompany the winter break, moving FA Cup fifth round matches to midweek and removing fifth-round replays with extra time and penalties.
The aim of the winter break …

The Guardian have released the financial figures of every Premier League club for 2016/17, detailing their turnover, wages and profit. The information came from most recently published annual reports at Companies House.
Arsenal (Accounts for the year to 31 May 2017)

Turnover: £427m (3rd highest in the league)
Wages: £199m (5th highest, 47% of turnover)
Profit before tax: £45m (up from £3m in 2016)

Bournemouth (Accounts for the 11 months to 30 June 2017)

Turnover £139m (11th highest in league)
Wages £72m (16th highest, 52% of turnover)
Profit before tax £15m (up from £3m in 2016)

Burnley (Accounts for …

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini looks set to leave the club this summer after rejecting the Red Devils’ latest offer, but why has this saga been allowed to go on and on?
The Belgian international spent the majority of last season on the periphery and has no long-term future at Old Trafford given the stiff competition in midfield, but manager Jose Mourinho just wouldn’t let Fellaini go.
While a useful player from the bench at times, the 30-year-old’s impact has been considerably oversold and United are ultimately better off without him. Fellaini …