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LIVE Transfer Talk: Chelsea in 'pole position' to sign Alaba

Every big club in Europe has been linked with Bayern Munich defender David Alaba but Chelsea are leading the way. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Dortmund delight as Haaland and Reyna transfer values rocket

The CIES Football Observatory has released its latest transfer value ranking for Europe's top leagues. Here are the biggest risers in their list.

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Atletico Madrid 'almost flawless' in unbeaten La Liga start

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Lewandowski 'outstanding' even when he's not in top form

Janusz Michallik credits Robert Lewandowski for scoring goals even when he doesn't have the best of games.

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Laurens: Marcelo is a liability for Real Madrid

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    From playing in the streets of south London to the cusp of worldwide stardom, Jadon Sancho has always done things his own way.

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  • Luck Index 2019

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  • The dark side of English football

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  • Experience MLS like a die-hard fan

    Take a trip across the country for a look at the raucous fans who make some of the best matchday atmospheres in American pro sports.

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  • Who are the best 30 players under 21?

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  • Kane targets the Premier League, then the NFL

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  • Adu: 'I'm not ready to give it up'

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  • In search of Emiliano Sala

    The tragic disappearance of Emiliano Sala, bound for new club Cardiff on a single-engine plane, raises the question: How did this happen?

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    Keep track of all the important upcoming fixtures in the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, Major League Soccer and more.

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