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WC Player Profile: Alisson

In a year Alisson has gone from Roma back-up goalkeeper to one of the best in the world, explains Richard Hall. The shot-stopper was understudy to Wojciech Szczesny until 10 months ago, reduced only to cameos in cup competitions. He used the time wisely to improve his positioning, adapt to the European game and hone…

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Jameis Winston expected to be suspended by NFL

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on track to begin the regular season without their starting quarterback. The NFL is expected to suspend Jameis Winston several games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday. ESPN first reported the news. Winston has not been notified of his suspension, nor has…

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Atalanta swoop for Jankto

Udinese and Czech Republic midfielder Jakub Jankto is close to joining Atalanta for €13m, according to Sportitalia. The 22-year-old is expected to leave Udine this summer and has been linked with numerous clubs, including Milan, Fiorentina, Monaco, Roma, Lazio and Sampdoria. However, Atalanta have seemingly swooped in with an offer including bonuses that will reach…

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Chelsea close on €35m Rugani

Maurizio Sarri will get to work with Daniele Rugani again, as it’s reported Chelsea are close to agreeing a €35m deal with Juventus. There were already suggestions in Calcionews24.com that the Stamford Bridge side were prepared to push forward with negotiations. Now Sportitalia claim a deal is practically done for €32m plus €3m bonuses for…

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Manolas clause lets Chelsea in

Chelsea have informed Roma that they are ready to pay the €38m release clause for centre-back Kostas Manolas, it’s suggested. Interest in the Greek international was already well known, especially as Maurizio Sarri is due to take over from Antonio Conte. According to Sportitalia, there was a meeting behind closed doors in which Chelsea informed…