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Arsenal on the verge of signing last season's 19 goal Spanish striker

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Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger’s search for a good (and certainly cheap) striker has now brought him to Spain, with reports in The Daily Mail revealing that the club are set to tussle with Everton for the signature of Deportivo La Coruna forward Lucas Perez.

It is believed that the 27 year old, who is yet to play at any level for his country, has a £16.9m release clause in his contract with his club – one that both the aforementioned English sides are more than happy to meet.

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Chelsea handed tough League Cup draw, Relatively easy for Man United, Liverpool and Arsenal

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Chelsea were handed the nightmare assignment of the third round of the League Cup as the London giants will be on the road to Premier League Champions Leicester City, who will have a busy September as they will also be participating in the Champions League group stage this season.

The Blues, who have an excellent recent record in this competition, will pit their wits against Claudio Ranieri's men at the King Power Stadium.

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After Hope Solo suspension, attorney hits back for violation of First Amendment rights

U.S. Soccer has suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo from the U.S. Women's National Team for six months for conduct that is counter to the organization's principles. The suspension for Solo, who was previously suspended for 30 days early in 2015 for her conduct, is effective immediately.

"The comments by Hope Solo after the match against Sweden during the 2016 Olympics were unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players," said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati. "Beyond the athletic arena, and beyond the results, the Olympics celebrate and represent the ideals of fair play and respect. We expect all of our representatives to honor those principles, with no exceptions.

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Two centre backs left for Arsenal as one gets ready to head out!

Despite his lack of options at centre back, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is so sure of landing reinforcements before the close of the summer transfer window, that he has made 21 year old defender Calum Chambers available for loan according to a story in the Daily Mail.

One of the more reliable amongst the English papers, the Mail is suggesting that there are a whole host of clubs chasing the young versatile centre back, including the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool should Arsenal be prepared to sell the defender, but Wenger believes that Chambers has an excellent future at Arsenal and only wishes to send him out on a season long loan to get some much needed playing time.

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Canada announces Men's U-20 squad and matches against Costa Rica

Canada Soccer has announced a 20-player squad for an upcoming Men's U-20 camp and series of international matches. The two away matches take place in Costa Rica, host for the 2017 CONCACAF Men's Under-20 Championship.

The camp will start in Toronto before the group heads to San José, Costa Rica on Tuesday 30 August. Canada will then face their CONCACAF rivals in a pair of Men's U-20 International Friendly matches on 1 and 3 September. The camp and matches were originally scheduled for May, but were postponed after a volcano eruption forced flight restrictions to Costa Rica.

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Arsenal considering using fan favourite as makeweight to make sensational dual-signing

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is understood to be contemplating selling off star forward Alexis Sanchez to Real Madrid this summer. Unsurprisingly however, the Frenchman is not willing to be at the losing end of the deal, with reports in the press revealing that the Gunners' Manager will be asking the Spanish giants for their two players in return, namely Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez for the Chilean ace.

The Gunners have been keen on adding new world class attackers to their squad this summer, and are already known to be following the duo for quite some time now.

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REVEALED: Club ready to part ways with key Arsenal target

Arsenal have been handed the opportunity to sign their key defensive target, Bayer Leverkusen’s Omer Toprak, with the Bundesliga side having now signed Austrian ace Aleksandar Dragovic as a potential replacement for the star Turk.

Toprak, who plies his trade at the heart of the defence, has been linked with the Gunners for quite a while now, with manager Arsene Wenger believed to be viewing him as an excellent, comparatively cheaper alternative to their primary target, Shkodran Mustafi.

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