Najib Guiti is the man behind the curtains, as well as the founder of the eponymous news website; he has written for various different news outlets in the British, American press and has had a successful career in football news reporting, mostly through his influence and presence on social media. He aims to integrate statistics in the sport whilst keeping his analysis focused on the non-quantifiable parts of the Game such as tactics and playing style.

Stoke signs Tottenham defender for £18m

It has been one of the hottest rumors of this final week of the transfer window, and now it has finally materialized; Kevin Wimmer will be joining Stoke from Tottenham for a £18m transfer fee. Following an announcement on Stoke City’s official website, the centre-back will be leaving Tottenham for Stoke for a hefty fee of £18m, just shy of club-record amount paid for Gianelli Imbula nearly 18 months ago of £18.3m. With rumor floating around discussing a potential £15m transfer for the past couple of days, Stoke seems to have indeed completed his signing, yet the Spurs’ asking price may have increased; which suggests Tottenham is amassing money in order to make one final signing before the transfer window.

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Liverpool finalize £48m deal for Leipzig ace Naby Keita

With now three days left in the summer transfer window, Liverpool is on the verge of closing a deal for RB Leipzig’s midfield star Naby Keita for a club-record fee. Liverpool have been one of the few teams to struggle during this transfer window in the Premier League. Whilst everyone seems to be finalizing deals (and some, though very few, bargains), the club has struggled to keep their players settled in Anfield, with Coutinho being the last example of such behaviour. However, despite having relatively low team morale because of the Coutinho story, the Liverpool scouts have finally locked down their first target, and will now make the deal official regarding the signing of Naby Keita, RB Leipzig’s twenty-two year-old

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Arsenal, Spurs chase Thomas Lemar transfer

Arsenal and Tottenham seem to be sharing the same transfer targets, as they will both be looking at replacements for their respective wingers and playmakers – the Thomas Lemar rumor is currently one of the hottest in the market, and his transfer could be a ‘matter of days’, with the transfer window coming to a close this Thursday. The former Barcelona target (who now seems to have been forgotten by the Barça board, recent buyers of Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembélé) has been chased by Arsenal every since the end of last season, where he was one of the key players in Monaco’s miracle season at the top of the league. Thomas Lemar has been cream of the crop for Monaco, and

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Chelsea could sign Arsenal star despite Liverpool interest

According to the Daily Cannon, Liverpool could battle it out with Chelsea for the Arsenal star, and are ready to offer him a spot in Liverpool’s midfield in order to convince the player join them over Chelsea. Following a long period of negotiation aimed at renewing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s contract, with the most recent offer being estimated at a salary of £180,000 per week, Arsenal may have just given up on keeping their young winger, who appeared in 29 games last season in the Premier League. With interest from Chelsea having built up in the past weeks and now with the player being closer than ever to the Blues, ‘The Ox’ is expected to leave Arsenal in the next following days.

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England: First call-ups for Chalobah, Maguire

In what could be a turning point for the Three Lions, Southgate has earlier today called up 28 players for the World Cup qualifying fixtures against Malta and Slovakia, respectively in 1 and 4 September. England are currently topping their group with a two-point advantage on Slovakia, with Slovenia being only three points behind and therefore within reach of the qualifying spot by the end of the international break. This England list marks the first England call-ups of young defender Harry Maguire and midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, both in great form for Leicester and Watford, respectively. Adam Lallana will be missing for the Slovakia and Malta games, whereas Rooney is absent following his international retirement announcement on Tuesday. Called up for

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Dortmund and Barça agree €150m deal for Dembélé

The reported asking price of £138m for Ousmane Dembélé may have been a hoax, as Barcelona are expected to strike a deal for the left winger for a ‘reduced’ asking price, though addons could raise said price. It has been quite a story. After failing to sign Coutinho and Di Maria, Barcelona’s last hope seemed to be the signing Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembélé, as the Jean-Michaël Seri transfer story came to an end when Nice increased their asking price to €50m. However, with now only one player to focus on, things are looking like a deal could finally be struckAccording to BeINSport, both clubs have agreed a €120m fee (with €30m in add-ons and bonuses) for the transfer of the French

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England’s Wayne Rooney announces international retirement

The news hit the footballing world by a blast. Despite making a comeback to his former club Everton and slowly regaining the form that he had a couple of years ago, Wayne Rooney has now taken his international retirement from England’s National Team and caused an outburst of reactions all cross the footballing world, shocking even some of his teammates and former coaches. Wayne Rooney announced the news through his official website, then via his Twitter account earlier today. “Dreams can come true and playing for England has been exactly that. Thanks to everyone involved, it’s been amazing,” the forward posted on social media. Rooney has been hitting multiple milestones in the past couple of years; just last week, he

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Barça told that PSG ‘are not selling’ Di Maria

FC Barcelona have been actively pursuing replacements for Neymar. After being told to give up on a possible Philippe Coutinho deal, the Spanish giants were expected to find another target. As their targets seem to get more expensive every day that passes, the Barça administration has set his sights on yet another winger to fill in the spot that is currently disputed between Paco Alcacer and Gérard Deulofeu. But this player will also not be joining Barcelona, despite some sources announcing that his arrival at Camp Nou will be imminent. And that player is none other than Angel Di Maria; the former Real Madrid, Manchester United and Benfica winger was expected to join Barcelona on a £45million deal just as

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Barcelona to give up on Philippe Coutinho deal

After making three increasingly attractive bids, Barça seems to now have accepted the fact that Coutinho will not be joining them during this window and that their best bet at replacing Neymar lies within the transfer of Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembélé. Barcelona’s transfer window has been one of the most hectic in the club’s history. The club initially started with a heavy rejection from PSG regarding the transfer of Marco Verratti, before then losing one of their key players to the same team only weeks later, with Neymar joining PSG for a record sum of £200 million. The club’s targets then suddenly became more expensive, with clubs from all around Europe raising their player’s price tags when in talks with Barcelona,

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Sergi Roberto discusses his future at Barcelona

Sergi Roberto has been linked with multiple English outlets, with Manchester United and Chelsea being rumored to have shown interest in the Spanish midfielder. The most recent star to have come from the Masia was in fact expected to leave the Catalan club by the end of the summer; however, it seems as though the change of circumstances regarding the Barcelona lineup could mean a potential starter status for Roberto. Something that may have convinced him to stay. Following Barça’s most recent outing against Betis yesterday, Sergi Roberto has revealed that he sees his future nowhere other than in Spain; most especially in Barcelona. The Spaniard told Marca how he felt about his status in the team following their victory

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