Eight-figure Man United transfer could be done deal by Thursday night

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Revised bid made for 22-year-old.

The sale of Dutch winger Memphis Depay from Manchester United to Olympique Lyonnais may be a done deal by Thursday night.

A report published by The Mirror at 10.23pm on Tuesday evening claimed that the transfer could be completed within 48 hours.

The Mirror state that, despite rejecting an initial bid of £13m, United are ready to let Depay go.

An improved bid has been lodged, per the source.

It is not yet known how much Lyon have offered – other than that it is more than £13m – but one assumes it is still less than what United paid when they bought Depay from PSV in 2015.

Depay cost £25m, possibly rising to £31m, according to the Manchester Evening News. At the time, he seemed like a decent buy...

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Tom Davies heel-chops his way into Everton hearts as Toffees unleash another home-grown gem

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BY DOMINIC SCOTT-BONE

After his emphatic performance against Manchester City, in which he was awarded man of the match, people are starting to ask “who is Tom Davies?”

The promising young talent was recently introduced to the starting eleven by manager Ronald Koeman and hasn’t looked back since.

Davies has now started two consecutive games in the league. On both occasions Everton have kept clean sheets, and this is certainly not a coincidence.

The young Evertonian isn’t afraid to get stuck in and, alongside defensive-midfield partner Gareth Barry, the pair provide a layer of stability in front of the back five, allowing the likes of Baines and Coleman to advance forward and punish teams with their attacking abilities.

Sourced through the ranks of Everton’s academy, Davies showcased his tal...

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Arsenal star drops major hint over future as he bags prestigious award for fifth time

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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has suggested that his primary desire is to remain with the Gunners after winning the German Player of the Year award for 2016.

It’s the fifth time that the 28-year-old has collected the award, as he won 54.5 percent of the votes to hold off competition from Toni Kroos and Jonas Hector, who finished second and third respectively.

Nevertheless, his comments in his acceptance speech is the real story as he discussed his current situation with his contract at Arsenal set to expire in 2018.

As the wait continues for the German international to pen a new deal and commit his future to the club, he has suggested that his ideal scenario is to stay in north London for the foreseeable future.

“I’m very happy about the award, of course,” he told DFB.de...

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Leicester City 0-3 Chelsea player ratings range from 4/10 to 10/10 as two-goal Marcos Alonso wins MOTM

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Last season’s Premier League champions were thrashed by [probably] this year’s as Chelsea won 3-0 at Leicester City on Saturday night.

The victory moved Chelsea seven points clear of Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the Premier League table and a huge 31 ahead of Leicester, who stay 15th.

Chelsea’s victory means that the Blues now have 52 points after 21 games, beating last season’s final total of just 50.

It was a complete cruise from start to finish for Chelsea, who broke the deadlock inside six minutes when Marcos Alonso scored his first of two goals.

Off-balance, Eden Hazard cleverly managed to poke a pass into the path of Alonso, who slotted home with his supposedly-weaker right foot.

Alonso’s second – which arrived shortly after half time – came via his trusty left peg, but it was he...

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Chelsea star subject of £80m bid and £570k-a–week offer as agent meets interested party

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Chelsea forward Diego Costa’s agent, Jorge Mendes, met with the chairman of Tianjin Quanjian on Friday to spark uncertainty over his client’s future.

It comes after speculation that there was already trouble brewing after the Spaniard was left out of the squad to face Leicester City this weekend following a bust-up with his manager.

On top of that, the Evening Standard are now suggesting that Tianjin are about to make the situation even more complicated by trying to prise the 28-year-old away from England.

With an offer of £570,000-a-week reportedly on the table, Mendes was seen giving a signed Cristiano Ronaldo shirt to Shu Yuhui, chairman of the club, which naturally increased talk that he could potentially quit the Premier League leaders even though he has two years left on his contract...

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