Friday, 17 July 2015

Christian Benteke: Liverpool bid £32.5m for Aston Villa striker


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Christian Benteke
Christian Benteke
Liverpool have met a £32.5m release clause for Aston Villa's Belgium striker Christian Benteke, triggering a potential transfer.

The 24-year-old scored 12 goals in 12 games in the 2014-15 season to help keep Villa in the Premier League.

The Reds have bid for the player - and met the asking price - after receiving funds from the £49m sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City.

Benteke still has two years left on his contract at Villa.

Monday, 13 July 2015

QPR earn record fee from Raheem Sterling’s move through sell-on clause


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Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring for Liverppol in an FA Youth Cup tie against Southend United in February 2011, a year after his move from Queens Park Rangers.
Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring for Liverppol in an FA Youth Cup tie against Southend United in February 2011, a year after his move from Queens Park Rangers. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
• Forward was developed at QPR’s academy before move to Liverpool in 2010
• Deal included 20% sell-on clause on any profit from subsequent sale
• Sterling has the talent but Manchester City need to see it every week

Queens Park Rangers are set to earn what will, in effect, be their record incoming fee in the wake of Liverpool’s sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City courtesy of a clause inserted into the deal which took the young player from Loftus Road to Anfield five years ago.

Sterling, who was born in Jamaica and moved to London at the age of seven, was developed at QPR’s academy before Liverpool prised him away in February 2010 for an initial £600,000. That fee had the potential to rise as high as £5m because it was linked to appearances made in the first team and honours secured.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Arsenal transfer news and rumours: 'Gunners eye move for Manchester United winger Angel di Maria'


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Transfers: Latest news, rumours and gossip for Arsenal FC in 2015. Report claims Gunners would be interested in Argentine provided deal fits into their financial framework.
Money matters: Arsenal would be interested in Angel di Maria - but can they afford him?
Money matters: Arsenal would be interested in Angel di Maria - but can they afford him? Photo: ACTION IMAGES
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria, with Arsene Wenger having tried to land the Argentina international on two previous occasions.

The Daily Mail reports that Di Maria's future is unclear at Old Trafford, after a difficult first season, following his £59.7 million switch from Real Madrid.

United would, understandably, be reluctant to sell to a rival such as Arsenal, while his reported £280,000-per-week wage is beyond the Gunners.