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Surprise move as Chelsea place ‘frustrated’ Arsenal target on wanted list | teamtalk.com

Date published: Saturday 25th July 2020 1:33 Chelsea have placed Man City defender John Stones on their list of summer transfer targets, says a report. Football Insider report that Frank Lampard and the club’s recruitment team have discussed a move for the England man and he is on the radar. The Blues boss is looking for a new centre-back this summer with Antonio Rudiger likely to be made available for transfer. Lampard is well aware of his side’s defensive vulnerability and says he knows how to put things right. “I think if you want to become a top coach you have to try to be very aware of all parts of the pitch,” said Lampard. “Some of the greatest coaches will come from different positions on the pitch, it’s more how aware...
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Arsenal opportunity opens up as Man City accelerate £35m defender deal

Date published: Monday 20th July 2020 8:52 Manchester City are close to bolstering their defence with a £35million deal to sign Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake, according to a report. Aymeric Laporte’s gruelling injury problems have plagued City, who failed to replace Vincent Kompany last summer. That failure cost Pep Guardiola’s side in their bid to fend off Liverpool for the Premier League title. As such, defence has emerged as Guardiola’s top priority for new signings ahead of next season. Indeed, one report claimed City would hand Guardiola a £150million warchest with which to add to his squad. According to The Guardian, Ake is a top target. The newspaper claims City are nearing a deal worth £35million to bring the Net...
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Man City star offers future hint; refuses to accept Liverpool as the best

Date published: Friday 10th July 2020 8:07 John Stones is determined to be at the forefront of Manchester City’s continuing push for glory and still believes the former champions are the best team in England. The England defender is convinced City remain the best team in the country despite surrendering their Premier League crown to Liverpool after two successive triumphs. They will hope to prove their enduring class as they bid to retain the FA Cup and win the Champions League for the first time. After a season affected by form and fitness problems, Stones is anxious to be part of it. The 26-year-old, who returned to the side for Wednesday’s 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle, said: “For me personally, coming into the game was excit...