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Chelsea target Virgil van Dijk won't be sold this summer, says Southampton chief Les Reed

Southampton’s executive director Les Reed has ruled out the sale of any key players this summer, including Chelsea target Virgil van Dijk. Standard Sport reported on Tuesday that the Premier League champions had turned their attention to the Dutch centre-back after Juventus had rebuffed their advances for Leonardo Bonucci, and they may have to look elsewhere again after Reed’s comments. ...

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Who is Caitriona Perry? The 'beautiful' Irish journalist called over by Donald Trump during phone call with Ireland's premier Leo Varadkar

Irish reporter Caitriona Perry has been thrust into the limelight after Donald Trump appeared to flirt with her during a phone call with Ireland’s premier. The US president was speaking to new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar when he mentioned the “beautiful Irish press” in the Oval office and singled out the female RTE journalist. “Go ahead. Come here, come here. Where ...

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Who is David Duckenfield and why is he charged over the Hillsborough disaster

Former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield is facing 95 individual charges of manslaughter in relation to the Hillsborough tragedy in 1989. On Wednesday, Sue Hemming, head of the special crime and counter-terrorism at the Crown Prosecution Service announced that Duckenfield was being charged the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 of the 96 killed. He joined four other officials who were ...

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Top City bank tells clients Theresa May will be gone 'in a few months'

A top London investment bank has told its clients Theresa May will be ousted as Prime Minister in just a matter of months. American financial services giant Citigroup, which bases its London office in Canary Wharf, sent out a note to its clients urging them to prepare for the PM’s fall from the leadership and another general election within a year. According ...

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Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer rivals Tottenham for £10m Ajax star Joel Veltman

New Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer is considering a raid on his former club Ajax for Joel Veltman as he targets young talent in the transfer market. The versatile defender is also being watched by Tottenham and could be available for less than £10million because his contract expires at the end of next season. De Boer wants to build ...

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Nathaniel Chalobah set for talks on Chelsea future, contract and Tiemoue Bakayoko transfer

Nathaniel Chalobah is set to meet Chelsea for talks next week over his future at Stamford Bridge. Chalobah, who was part of the England Under-21 side that lost to Germany on penalties in the European Championships semi-finals , has just one year left on his contract. Standard Sport revealed in March that the club are planning to negotiate a new ...

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Jeremy Corbyn: Grenfell Tower disaster has 'exposed the disastrous effects of austerity'

Jeremy Corbyn caused uproar in the Commons today by claiming the Grenfell Tower disaster had “exposed the disastrous effects of austerity”. However, Theresa May rejected his allegations, stressing that responsibility for fire safety checks had been shifted away from the fire service under Tony Blair’s government in 2005. In angry exchanges at Prime Minister’s Questions, the Labour leader said: “When ...

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Craig Cathcart signs new four-year Watford contract

Watford defender Craig Cathcart has signed a new four-year contract at Vicarage Road. The club signed Will Hughes from Derby County for £8million earlier this week, and have tied down 28-year-old Cathcart to a new deal as new head coach Marco Silva continues to shape his squad for next season. The Northern Ireland international struggled with injury last season, managing ...

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Croydon shooting: Police hunt motorbike rider after man shot in the head in south London

Police investigating the murder of a man who was shot in the head in south London have launched a manhunt for motorbike rider. Tinodiwanashe Makwanya, 24, was sitting in the passenger seat of a Volkswagen car in Croydon when he was attacked on June 9. Scotland Yard said a motorcyclist with a pillion passenger pulled up alongside the car and ...

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Claudio Bravo's penalty heroics send Chile through to Confederations Cup Final with shootout win over Portugal

Claudio Bravo made three penalty saves as Chile defeated Portugal 3-0 in a penalty shootout to reach the Confederations Cup Final on Wednesday.  Bravo, who missed the first two games because of injury, stopped penalties by Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani, sending Chile to its third straight international final after winning consecutive Copa America titles.  Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz ...

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