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Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog, where we will be bringing you all the latest transfer updates, as well as general football news throughout the day. Philippe Coutinho confirmed by Aston Villa, Chris Wood on the verge of a Newcastle United switch and the Digne saga rumbles on. 

Stay with us you won't want to miss it.

12 January 2022
Enjoy your evening!

El Clásico, West Ham v Norwich and Spurs v Chelsea tonight to enjoy! We'll see you tomorrow.

12 January 2022
Arsenal want Arthur

A loan deal is being proposed for the Juventus midfielder.

Arsenal in talks with Juventus over loan move for Brazilian Arthur
Arsenal in talks with Juventus over loan move for Brazilian Arthur
12 January 2022
The Neymar Documentary on the way

January 25th 👀

12 January 2022
Arthur Melo linked with Arsenal loan move

They desperately need midfielders and signing someone like Arthur on a loan could prove to be some great business heading into the second half of the season. 

Arsenal hopeful of signing Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo on loan
Arsenal hopeful of signing Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo on loan
12 January 2022
Konyaspor honour death of Ahmet Calik

In honour of the death of Ahmet Calik, Konyaspor will sell tickets for 6 TL each, which is just 32p in British pounds. The defender played in the number 6 shirt for the club. 

12 January 2022
Inter Milan Concept Kit

You wouldn't miss the players on the pitch wearing this thats for sure!

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12 January 2022
Jermain Defoe leaves Rangers

After three years, Jermain Defoe has left Rangers football club. The forward contributed as a player and coach at the club and will be remembered for his involvement in their historic title winning season.

12 January 2022
Ibrahima Kone puts Mali ahead

They lead Tunisia 1-0.

12 January 2022
Jurgen Klopp on Mo Salah's contract

The Liverpool boss has stated that contract negotiations with Mo Salah are in 'a good place'. Klopp made it clear that both the club and the Salah see a future for the forward at Liverpool. Some key quotes from Jurgen Klopp's press conference: 

"We know, I know that Mo wants to stay, we want him to stay."

"I am very positive about it, but I don't think it makes sense that you speak on behalf of the fans because I'm pretty sure the fans are not as nervous as you are."

"But as long as it's not done  we can't say anything about it, but we've had good conversations."


12 January 2022
Egypt boss clashes with fans

Carlos Queiroz clashed with supporters after Egypt's defeat to Nigeria in the African Cup of Nations.

12 January 2022
Sevilla and Ibrahim Amadou terminate contract

He only made 32 appearances for the club.

12 January 2022
David Neres off to Ukraine!

Ajax have agreed a €15m fee for the Brazilian winger. 

12 January 2022
Nabil Fekir extends Real Betis contract

The Frenchman's new deal will run until 2026.

12 January 2022
Antonio Conte is not a man you want to irritate
12 January 2022
Dean Henderson on Southampton's GK list

The United no.2 has not been shy in expressing his desire to leave Manchester. 

12 January 2022
Leah Williamson signs new Arsenal deal

A huge boost for the Gunners.

12 January 2022
Willy Boly on his way out of Molineux

He's not seen much game time this season and a move away could suit both parties. 

12 January 2022
Coman signs new Bayern deal

Kingsley Coman has signed a new deal with Bayern Munich until 2027.

12 January 2022
Vlahovic wage demands falsely reported

£300k a week did seem a bit excessive.

12 January 2022
Tottenham push Hugo Lloris for new deal

Hugo Lloris has got just six months remaining on his contract. L'Equipe report that Tottenham will push the captain to sign a new deal, Lloris intends to stay at the club. 

Antonio Conte is eager for the keeper to stay: "He is our captain and he is a top goalkeeper. Hugo loves this shirt and this badge, for me he is an important player."

12 January 2022
Juventus want Depay on loan
12 January 2022
Fabrizio Romano on Lucas Digne

The man himself has spoken. 

12 January 2022
Boro confirm Balogun loan signing

Chris Wilder has his man.

12 January 2022
Eric Cantona does not support Qatar World Cup

Eric Cantona has spoke out against the Qatar World Cup and says he will not watch because of the horrible treatment of workers. 

12 January 2022
United want Denis Zakaria

For a fee of £6million he would be an absolute steal and if United don't buy him now then they could miss out on him altogether. 

12 January 2022
Rafa not interested in El Ghazi

Different views compared to the higher ups never works out well. 

12 January 2022
Morelos wins POTM

Rangers' Alfredo Morelos has claimed the December SPFL Player of the Month award.

12 January 2022
Arteta shuts down the rumour mill

Give us something Mikel!

12 January 2022
Chris Wood ready for his medical

£20million for guaranteed goals and a striker stolen from your promotion rivals? Seems like Newcastle got the good end of the stick

12 January 2022
Nketiah to remain at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta is adamant striker Eddie Nketiah will remain at Arsenal this month, but the player will become a free agent in the summer.

12 January 2022
Eric Bailly close to AC Milan switch

Eric Bailly has been pushing for more game time and it simply hasn't materialise. 

12 January 2022
Did Spurs over bid for Emerson?

Joan Laporta must've been rubbing his palms together when the bid came through. 

12 January 2022
Coutinho confirmed

Excited to see how this one plays out

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