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Newcastle United targeting £55m Chelsea star

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Newcastle United are set to bolster their squad with yet another signing – and this time it’s from a Premier League rival

Newcastle United still aren’t finished in the transfer market, and preparing to make a move for a player who only signed for Chelsea last summer.

Having already signed Sandro Tonali, Harvey Barnes and Tino Livramento for more than £120m this transfer window, Newcastle United aren’t content with stopping there and are progressing talks to sign another player as they prepare for Champions League football for the first time in 20 years.

Eddie Howe has identified the positions in his squad which need work, too, as evidenced by the latest target they have been linked with.

According to The Telegraph, Newcastle United are interested in bringing Marc Cucurella to St. James’ Park this summer, though it would likely only be a loan deal.

Cucurella only signed for Chelsea in August 2022 for £55m, potentially rising to £62m with add-ons, but the Spanish left-back could already be on his way out of Stamford Bridge after failing to appear in Chelsea’s opening day 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

While Chelsea would prefer to sell, due to financial fair play considerations and the seemingly imminent arrival of Moises Caicedo from Brighton for £115m, Newcastle are set to offer a loan deal with either an option or obligation to buy after a season.

Cucurella could join Newcastle United on loan for the season (Image credit: Getty Images)
However, the report also suggests they are interested in a similar deal for Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney, who looks destined to leave the Emirates this summer after falling out of favour under Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal would also prefer to sell the Scotsman this summer, meaning any potential deal would likely head into the final week or even days of the transfer window.

If either player joins Newcastle in the remaining few weeks of the transfer window, they’ll likely slot straight into Eddie Howe’s starting XI. Though Dan Burn thoroughly impressed at left-back last season, he is still a centre-back filling in there rather than a specialist.

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EPL: 11 Chelsea players miss training ahead of Everton clash

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EPL: 11 Chelsea players miss training ahead of Everton clash

At least 11 Chelsea players were absent in training ahead of Monday’s Premier League clash against Everton.

According to Standard Sport, Axel Disasi and Enzo Fernandez have joined the injury list.

Raheem Sterling and Robert Sanchez are listed as ill.

Already unavailable are Levi Colwill, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Romeo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku and Lesley Ugochukwu all on the club’s injury report.

But there is a positive update for Chelsea with defender Ben Chilwell returning to partial training.

The Blues go into the game sitting in 9th place with 44 points.

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EPL: Man City cannot drop points – Guardiola

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EPL: Man City cannot drop points – Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has admitted his team cannot afford to drop more points in the Premier League title race.

The champions are looking to win the trophy for an unprecedented fourth consecutive season.

However, they are currently in third place, behind rivals Arsenal and Liverpool on the table.

City will play Luton Town first, before Liverpool host Crystal Palace and Aston Villa travel to Arsenal on Sunday.

“The Premier League is so important. I expect a game similar to the Premier League when we won 2-1 at the end of the FA Cup. We have to be ready.

“We’re fighting for the title, we cannot drop points,” Guardiola told reporters today.

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Fenerbahce fined over Turkish Super Cup walk-out

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Fenerbahce fined over Turkish Super Cup walk-out

Fenerbahce were fined 115,000 euros ($123,175) on Thursday over their Turkish Super Cup protest at the weekend.

Fenerbahce walked off the field in the opening minutes of the fixture against Galatasaray on Sunday as a protest against alleged unfair treatment.

Fenerbahce fielded an Under-19 team for the game against their Istanbul rivals. Galatasaray went ahead after three minutes with Fenerbahce then walking off in a pre-planned protest.

The Turkish Football Federation awarded Galatasaray a 3-0 win and issued Fenerbahce with the six-figure fine.

“It’s time for Turkish football to be reset,” Fenerbahce president Ali Koc had told a press conference before the match.

Fenerbahce are chasing their first Turkish title since 2014 and are two points behind champions Galatasaray with seven rounds to go. Fenerbahce claim they are being picked on.

They had asked for the Super Cup to be postponed ahead of their Europa League quarter-final against Olympiakos on Thursday.

And the club had also demanded that a foreign referee take charge of the Super Cup, citing unfavourable treatment from Turkish referees.

Both demands were denied by the Turkish federation.

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