Chelsea offloads striker Tammy Abraham to London rivals Arsenal on loan, initially

Chelsea offloads striker Tammy Abraham to London rivals Arsenal on loan, initially

Chelsea are willing to allow Arsenal to sign Tammy Abraham on an initial loan deal, according to reports. The Champions League holders are actively looking to sell Abraham this summer but have been holding out for a £40 million transfer fee. West Ham and Aston Villa both registered their interest...

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Possible diplomatic crisis over Pegasus spyware triggers damage limitation frenzy in Israel

Possible diplomatic crisis over Pegasus spyware triggers damage limitation frenzy in Israel

The Israeli government is forming a special team to manage the fallout from reports that software developed by Israeli firm NSO was used by governments around the world to spy on journalists, human rights activists and possibly world leaders, two Israeli officials tell me. So far, this is primarily a...

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Liverpool leads Arsenal for Aouar as Lyon raise asking price for midfielder to $48m

Liverpool leads Arsenal for Aouar as Lyon raise asking price for midfielder to $48m

Liverpool is leading Arsenal in the chase for Houssem Aouar’s signature after the Gunner’s interest for the Olympic Lyon’s playmaker appeared to cool, reports in France say. Arsenal failed with a £32 million ($48 million) offer to land Aouar ahead of the 2020-21 season – with Lyon demanding €60 million...

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Australia to host Olympics for the third time as Brisbane is picked for 2032 games

Australia to host Olympics for the third time as Brisbane is picked for 2032 games

Brisbane has been confirmed as the host city for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032. It will be the third time that the Games has been held in Australia after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. Brisbane’s bid was the only one in the running, although it still...

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Grave mistakes by South Africa opposition may allow ANC to retain power despite shambolic performance

Grave mistakes by South Africa opposition may allow ANC to retain power despite shambolic performance

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa may now finally be in a position where he can advance his own agenda. Key to this, of course, would be ensuring the rule of law, the document that he helped to negotiate in the 1990s. As the physical dust begins to settle it is...

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Journalists from all the world condemn the use of Spyware Pegasus to monitor them

Journalists from all the world condemn the use of Spyware Pegasus to monitor them

At least 180 journalists across the world have been spied on using Pegasus software, a tool developed by the Israeli cybersurveillance company NSO and sold to a number of clients, including states across the world, a report by Forbidden Stories – a worldwide collaborative journalism investigation- revealed on 18 July. ...

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Man United ignore plea for winger Pellistri to stay, ships him out to Alaves

Man United ignore plea for winger Pellistri to stay, ships him out to Alaves

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that one of the club’s talented crop of youngsters will definitely be loaned out again this season. Facundo Pellistri, 19, joined United in a £9 million ($12.4 million) deal from Uruguayan side Penarol last summer. But he did not make his first-team debut before he...

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German Olympic team walks off pitch to protest racist abuse towards Black player of Nigerian origin

German Olympic team walks off pitch to protest racist abuse towards Black player of Nigerian origin

The Germany Olympics team’s friendly match against Honduras came to an abrupt end on Saturday when the players walked off the field because of alleged racist abuse directed at Jordan Torunarigha. Stefan Kuntz’s side faced the Central American nation in preparation for the 2020 Olympics, which begin next week. The...

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Chelsea devise new plot to oust Liverpool to the signature of Bayern Munich’s winger Coman

Chelsea devise new plot to oust Liverpool to the signature of Bayern Munich’s winger Coman

Chelsea are hoping to tempt Bayern Munich into a swap deal that would see Kingsley Coman arrive at Stamford Bridge at the expense of a Blues academy graduate, Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to reports. Coman has an extraordinary record of winning the league title in every year of his career, between...

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Arsenal hope to complete signing of Lokonga, Ben White, others this week

Arsenal hope to complete signing of Lokonga, Ben White, others this week

Mikel Arteta is expecting “some new faces” to join Arsenal when they take part in the Florida Cup, with the Gunners closing in on top transfer targets such as Brighton defender Ben White and midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga already in London awaiting a medical. It is confirmed that a £50...

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