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Former Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd dies at 75

Freddy Shepherd, the former chairman of his boyhood club Newcastle United, has died at the age of 75. A statement from Shepherd’s family confirmed he “sadly passed away peacefully at his home” on Monday night, and concluded: “At this difficult time the family have asked that their privacy be respected.” Shepherd was a director of the Magpies from 1992, serving ...

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Costa completes move to Atletico Madrid

Striker Diego Costa has completed his move back to Atletico Madrid from Premier League champions Chelsea. The two clubs agreed terms last week and the 28-year-old Spain international passed his medical on Monday. However, he will not be eligible to play for the La Liga side until 1 January, when the club’s transfer window ban comes to an end. Costa ...

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Report: Chelsea hopeful Hazard will sign new £300K-a-week contract

Chelsea has faith that star winger Eden Hazard will commit to a new contract worth £300,000 a week, The Telegraph’s Matt Law reports. The pay bump would make Hazard the club’s highest-paid player and ward off Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona. Law says there’s no indication as to when an announcement will be made. However, both parties apparently feel ...

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Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid

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Watford's Chalobah to undergo knee surgery

by Gordon Brunt 58m ago Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers Nathaniel Chalobah will be forced to watch Watford from the sidelines over the next couple of months due to a knee injury. Watford revealed Tuesday that the midfielder will undergo knee surgery for an injury which occurred during a training session last week. Watford performance director Gavin Benjafield is hopeful ...

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Fifa's Alli 'gesture' hearing this week

England midfielder Dele Alli will learn in the coming days if he is to be punished for an offensive gesture made in a World Cup qualifier against Slovakia earlier this month. Alli, 21, said the middle-finger gesture was aimed at team-mate Kyle Walker, not an official or opponent. A disciplinary panel for football’s governing body Fifa will look at the ...

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Striker Hogan handed Republic call-up

Uncapped Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Wales. English-born Hogan, 25, has been linked with the Republic for some time and has now officially declared for the Irish. Hogan fills the gap left by the absence of Burnley forward Jonathan Walters who is ruled ...

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Report: Manchester City's Mendy to visit knee specialist

Fears that Benjamin Mendy‘s knee injury is worse than originally thought have prompted Manchester City to seek advice from a specialist abroad. Simon Stone of BBC Sport reports the French international is expected to travel to Barcelona where he will undergo further examinations on the knee he injured Saturday during Manchester City’s 5-0 win over Crystal Palace. After manager Pep ...

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Ex-Newcastle United chairman Shepherd dies

Former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd has died at the age of 75, his family have said in a statement. The multi-millionaire was involved in a number of regeneration projects through his company Shepherd Offshore. He sold his stake in the club to current owner Mike Ashley in June 2007. He was the subject of a Sunday newspaper expose in ...

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Mendy to see specialist in Barcelona

Benjamin Mendy will visit a knee specialist in Barcelona because Manchester City fear his injury is more significant than first thought. The French full-back was substituted after 29 minutes of Saturday’s 5-0 win over Crystal Palace. Speaking before City’s Champions League encounter with Shakhtar Donetsk, manager Pep Guardiola suggested Mendy, 23, might train later on Monday. But the £52m summer ...

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