Chelsea's increasingly desperate pursuit of a tall striker, any remotely tall striker, has been one of the consistent comedic highlights of the transfer window, taking them to targets as left-field as Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch and Ashley Barnes.
CHELSEA will reportedly abandon their pursuit of Edin Dzeko if they fail to agree a deal for the Roma striker by Monday. The deal is gaining momentum after recent contact between the clubs during the weekend.
"The club will inform you about new players". So too, the local press and radio stations who analyse every single detail of each match that passes, their obsession with the fortunes of the capital club constantly on public display.
However, a deal is yet to be agreed and offers from London appear to have cooled down. It's normal that when the window closes, we are all a little stressed, especially ahead of a game. Would his Premier League experience be more useful than the sheer ability of Aubameyang?
Roma chief Umberto Gandini has suggested that Edin Dzeko's move to Chelsea could be being held up by the striker's agent.
Emerson racked up 47 appearances for Roma but has managed just one Serie A appearance this term after suffering a serious knee injury.
Leon Goretzka's arrival at Bayern Munich next season does not mean Arturo Vidal will leave the Allianz Arena, according to Jupp Heynckes. Considering the fees and wages associated with a potential transfer, that's probably all for the better. Monchi is targeting a familiar name in Aleix Vidal, a player he previously acquired at Sevilla.
Dzeko will be, without doubt, an upgrade on Michy Batshuayi.
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Aubameyang had just been suspended by the club for bringing a camera crew to the training ground with him without permission. Stoger's men have slipped to seventh in the standings but are only three points shy of second-place Eintracht Frankfurt.
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A change in her back-up team, to hook up with Jo Konta's former coach Wim Fissette, seems to have turned the clock back two years. Kerber was able to set the tone in the first 29 minutes and later went with the flow while racing the through six straight games.
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We are prepared to accept a transfer under certain parameters - but only if these parameters are fully met. Petersen picked up the ball in Dortmund's half, looked up and lobbed Roman Burki from distance.
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