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    Jude Bellingham available for £83million CASH as Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man Utd scrap for cut-price transfer

    JUDE BELLINGHAM could leave Borussia Dortmund for just £83million next summer – if the entire fee is paid up front.And Manchester City are convinced they will win what is sure to be a battle of the big guns to bring him to England.
    Jude Bellingham could be available for just £83m next summer – if it’s paid in cashCredit: Getty
    Liverpool have a long-established interest in the Three Lions midfielder, and believed they were favourites.
    Chelsea are also big fans, while Manchester United would love him at Old Trafford, but know they need a top four finish to have any hope.
    There are suggestions Dortmund want over £130m for the teenager, yet sources claim the true price could be nearly £50m less — as long as it is paid in one go.
    City are certainly best-placed to do that, as well as offering the best chance of silverware – and the opportunity to link up with his old Dortmund team-mate Erling Haaland.
    Bellingham, 19, is big pals with Haaland, and the Norwegian has told him how much he is enjoying life at his new club.
    When City signed Kalvin Phillips in the summer, there was a feeling his arrival meant they wouldn’t be in the running for the England youngster.
    But they have remained in the hunt for another top-level midfielder – and Pep Guardiola rates him so highly he believes Bellingham could eventually fill Kevin De Bruyne’s boots.
    De Bruyne is in his thirties, Ilkay Gundogan in the final ten months of his City contract, and Bernardo Silva’s long-term future is far from assured.
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    Bellingham still has three years on his contract which, unlike Haaland’s, does not contain a release clause.
    But he is one of the hottest properties in Europe – on Friday he was the shining light in England’s dismal display in losing to Italy – and the top dogs are circling.
    City have a decent relationship with Dortmund, having recently signed centre-back Manuel Akanji from the club, as well as Haaland and Gundogan.
    The Germans asked about signing Etihad youngster Liam Delap on loan in the last window, before he joined Stoke for the season, and he could be another bargaining chip. More

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    Chelsea transfer boost as ‘RB Leipzig target Josip Sutalo as replacement for in-demand Blues target Josko Gvardiol’

    RB LEIPZIG are reportedly plotting a move for Dinamo Zagreb’s Josip Sutalo as a replacement for Chelsea target Josko Gvardiol.Gvardiol, 20, was reportedly the subject of a £77million bid from the Blues late in the transfer window.
    Chelsea have received a boost in their pursuit of Josko GvardiolCredit: Getty
    RB Leipzig are chasing Josip Sutalo as a replacement for his fellow CroatianCredit: Getty
    Then-boss Thomas Tuchel wanted to secure Gvardiol’s signature ahead of Man City before loaning him back to Leipzig for the season.
    But a huge offer for the centre-back was rejected as the deadline approached.
    Chelsea’s hopes of securing the star were then dealt a major blow when Leipzig announced that he had signed a new long-term contract until 2027.
    But new boss Graham Potter is thought to be an admirer, and owner Todd Boehly is ready to go back for Gvardiol after the Croatia international opened the door for a move to Stamford Bridge as early as January.
    Now transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has added to the speculation by claiming that Leipzig are ready a swoop for Sutalo to fill the potential void left by Gvardiol.
    He tweeted: “RB Leipzig are interested in Dinamo Zagreb’s centre back Josip Sutalo. There are more than three clubs in the race, including English and Spanish clubs – as he’s considered a top talent.
    “Talks will continue in the next months for Sutalo’s next step.”
    Fellow Croatian international Sutalo is two years older than his compatriot.
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    He came through the ranks at Zagreb and already has experience of playing in the Europa League.
    The centre-back made his Croatian debut in June’s 1-0 victory over Denmark in the Nations League and has collected two more caps since.
    Meanwhile, when quizzed about Chelsea’s interest and his future earlier this month, Gvardiol said: “I am happy at Leipzig, I still have a lot to learn and need to work on myself.
    “I have people who deal with it, I didn’t think about a transfer.
    “We’ll see what happens in the winter.” More

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    Hertha Berlin’s Jean-Paul Boetius diagnosed with testicular tumour two months after team-mate Marco Richter

    HERTHA BERLIN star Jean-Paul Boetius has been ruled out for the foreseeable future – after doctors found he has a testicular tumour.It comes just two months after team-mate Marco Richter fought a testicular cancer scare.
    Boetius has been diagnosed with a testicular tumorCredit: AP
    Holland winger Boetius had only joined the German club from Bundesliga rivals Mainz during the summer.
    But the 28-year-old is set to miss the majority of the season after undergoing life-saving surgery..
    Hertha announced: “Jean-Paul Boetius has been diagnosed with a testicular tumour following the results of a urological test.
    “He will be out for the foreseeable future.
    “The club will provide further information on Boetius’ recovery in due course.  Until then we ask that everyone respects Jean-Paul’s privacy during his recovery.”
    Hertha sporting director Fredi Bobic added: “As tough as it is to hear at first, we are full of hope that Jean-Paul will be able to recover and return to us as soon as possible.
    “He will receive our full support until he returns.  The Hertha family are by his side, and wish him all the best.”
    Rotterdam-born Boetius previously had two spells with hometown club Feyenoord, winning the Dutch FA Cup in 2018.
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    He also played for Basel, winning the Swiss Super League title in 2016, and Belgian club Genk.
    His cousin is now-retired midfielder Urby Emanuelson, 36, who has had spells with Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday.
    Boetius won 33 caps for Holland at various age levels, including one senior appearance in 2014.
    And midfield pal Richter bravely opened up about his own battles recently – revealing HE froze his sperm to ensure he can have kids in the future.
    Richter, 24, received the devastating cancer diagnosis in July, but the tumour was identified early enough that it could be removed by surgery, with the player not needing chemotherapy.
    Borussia Dortmund star Sebastien Haller also had a testicular tumour removed this summer.
    What is testicular cancer?
    What is testicular cancer? Testicular cancer is caused when cells reproduce uncontrollably within the male reproductive organs, the testes. The fairly uncommon cancer, which mainly affects men under 45, is relatively painless – making it difficult to diagnose .In the UK, 2,200 men are diagnosed each year and just 70 men die. However, cases have doubled since the mid 70s.
    What are the symptoms of testicular cancer? The most common sign is a lump or swelling on one of your testicles – which is normally about the size of a pea. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that not all testicular lumps are cancerous. According to the NHS only four per cent of scrotal lumps are cancerous, but you should still always get your GP to take a look. Here are the signs to look out for:

    A lump or swelling in the testicle
    A heavy scrotum
    A dull ache or sharp pain in the testicles and scrotum
    A feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
    A difference in the texture or increase in firmness of the testicle
    A difference between one testicle and the other

    How do you check your testicles?It’s important to know what feels normal for you – so it’s important to check often so you can notice changes. It’s a good idea to have a hot shower before checking them, then gently roll your testicle between your thumb and finger. Then repeat for the other testicle. Repeat this every week so you get a feel for their shape and size. More

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    Bayern Munich reward fan with signed Thomas Muller shirt… for HACKING their club website

    BAYERN MUNICH have rewarded a hacker with a signed Thomas Muller shirt after he pointed out security flaws on their website.Bayern fan Daniel “Ghost” Martins found users’ details like names and financial information were at risk.
    Daniel “Ghost” Martins exposed flaws on the website of his beloved Bayern
    The information security expert was rewarded by Bayern for sending them a report detailing problems with their website
    The “ethical hacker” says the German giants didn’t reply to his concerns at first – but in the end were so grateful they gave him a top from their legendary Germany ace Muller.
    Martins, 24, an expert in information security, alerted Bayern when he spotted weaknesses in their official website portal.
    Personal data could have been exposed by the problem.
    Not only that, a configuration flaw in the website servers meant commercial and confidential information about the club could have been breached.
    Martins wrote to Bayern, explaining how vulnerable their website was.
    He said: “As soon as I found the fault, immediately, at dawn, I made a report and sent it to them. 

    “They took a while to fix and didn’t even respond to me at first. 
    “But a journalist from Globo (Daniel Mundim) saw this fact and helped me get in touch with them. Successfully. 
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    “They corrected it, and as a way of thanking me they sent me a shirt signed by the club’s biggest idol, Thomas Muller.”
    Bayern thanked Daniel for his “true” information and asked to send a gift.
    “Ghost” insisted he hacked their website purely to see if he could help them.
    He said: “Because it is a team that I admire a lot and because I do what I do, I decided to explore the site to somehow help the team. 
    “I explored, and found a vulnerability of the ‘information disclosure’ type, which roughly speaking is a kind of information leak due to bad configuration.
    “Basically it occurs when a site unintentionally reveals confidential information to its users. Depending on the context, sites can leak all kinds of information to a potential attacker.” More

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    Bayern Munich fail to score in Bundesliga for first time in 87 games as calls grow for Sadio Mane to be benched

    BAYERN MUNICH fired blanks in the Bundesliga for the first time in 87 games as calls for Sadio Mane to be axed grew.Ex-Liverpool striker Mane is goalless for five matches after Saturday’s shock 1-0 loss at Augsburg.
    Bayern stars Serge Gnabry, Josip Stanisic, Marcel Sabitzer and Joshua Kimmich show their frustration after a first defeat of the seasonCredit: Getty
    Marquee summer signing Sadio Mane again struggled as Bayern failed to net a league goal for the first time in 87 matchesCredit: AFP
    The German champions last failed to score in the league back in February 2020.
    And although this was their first defeat of the season they have now gone four Bundesliga games without victory.
    Pressure is mounting on £30million star summer recruit Mane amid claims he is “isolated” and struggling to adapt to a more central role.
    The Senegal hero still has five goals from 11 matches overall.
    But he was taken off 12 minutes from time as Bayern chased the game at Augsburg.
    Mergim Berisha had given the mid-table hosts their first home triumph of the campaign just before the hour.
    Bayern them made three changes, including replacing Mane with Cameroon ace Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
    But the shake-up failed to prevent more disappointment for Julian Nagelsmann’s men.
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    Former Liverpool and Bayern midfielder Dietmar Hamann fears Mane is just not suited to Nagelsmann’s tactics.
    He said earlier in the week: “He is not integrated.
    “I saw him at Liverpool, where he played through the middle. That is not his position. Now he’s taking that position at FC Bayern as well.
    “He is at his best when he comes from the outside. He doesn’t look happy to me.”
    Ex-Germany star Hamann added: “Other players like Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala or, in defence, Lucas Hernandez, who is injured at the moment, are putting in outstanding performances.
    “Nobody is talking about Mane at the moment. He seems isolated and hardly takes part in the game. FC Bayern has to get a grip on that.”
    Nagelsmann, though, insists Mane WILL adjust to Bayern’s system.
    He said: “He put in so much for Liverpool. He’s a new signing.
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    “He just needs to adapt. He was trying. I’m certain he will succeed for us.”
    Borussia Dortmund top the table after 17-year-old sub Youssoufa Moukoko headed home in a 1-0 derby triumph over Schalke. More

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    Bayern Munich ‘make Harry Kane top transfer target’ and German side ‘have the money’ to sign Tottenham star in summer

    BAYERN MUNICH have reportedly made Harry Kane their top summer transfer target.And the Bundesliga giants allegedly “have the money” to complete what would be the blockbuster signing.
    Bayern Munich have made Harry Kane their top summer transfer targetCredit: Reuters
    The England international striker, 29, tried to force through a move to Manchester City just over a year ago but Spurs dug their heels in and kept their talisman.
    He was then linked with Bayern during the recent summer window, but once again Tottenham refused to do business and insisted that the star was going nowhere.
    However, speculation continues to rumble on over Kane’s future due to his contract ending in 2024.
    He would then be able to move abroad and leave for nothing, which could force Antonio Conte’s side to cash in at the end of this season rather than risk losing him on a free.
    Now a fresh report on Sky Sport Italia‘s special transfer edition has poured more fuel on the fire regarding a potential move to Bayern.
    Journalist Florian Plettenberg said: “I am convinced that Kane will be Bayern Munich’s real market target next summer.
    “It will depend on the player’s performance this season, but Bayern has the money. Coman, Mane and Gnabry are there, but a number nine is missing.”
    His colleague Marc Behrenbeck then added: “I am sure, Bayern Munich will bet strongly on Harry Kane. The discussion is already underway.
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    “Bayern Munich is thinking about whether they will need a new striker and Kane is the target. number one. More him than Lukaku, for example.
    “Hasan Salihamidzic and Julian Nagelsmann really like Harry Kane.”
    Kane has not let any of the speculation affect his displays this term as he has fired five goals in his first six matches in the Premier League. More

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    Brighton put Mainz 05 head coach Bo Svensson on shortlist to become new boss as Graham Potter replacement

    BRIGHTON have reportedly identified Mainz 05 boss Bo Svensson as a primary candidate to take over from Graham Potter. The Seagulls have been on the lookout for a new boss since Potter departed to take up the Chelsea job.
    Mainz manager Bo Svensson has been earmarked to take over as the new Brighton bossCredit: Getty
    Bo Svensson favours a similar playing style to Graham PotterCredit: AP
    Graham Potter has overseen Chelsea training ahead of his first game against RB SalzburgCredit: AFP
    Club chiefs had reportedly been preparing contingency plans for Potter’s departure for some time, and are now putting these plans in place.
    According to The Athletic, Svensson is the latest candidate Brighton have shortlisted as their potential new manager.
    Ex-Shakhtar Donetsk coach Roberto De Zerbi and Bodo/Glimt’s Kjetil Knutsen are reportedly also in discussions to take over the position.
    Club owner and chairman Tony Bloom, chief executive Paul Barber and technical director David Weir are all understood to be involved in the recruitment process for their new manager.
    Svensson, 43, brought Mainz up the German league table last season, with an impressive eighth-placed finish.
    And an impressive start to this season sees The 05ers in sixth spot.
    Svensson also favours a similar playing style to Potter, setting up his Mainz team in a 3-4-2-1 or 3-5-2 shape in games this season.
    Under Potter, Brighton went from a side treading water in the Premier League to one of the most enthralling teams to watch.
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    Last season’s ninth-placed finish was their highest ever ranking in the Premier League, having finished no higher than 15th in the four years prior.
    Smart recruitment and savvy coaching has enabled the club to cultivate an identifiable philosophy both on and off the pitch, which has seen them – like Brentford – champion data-driven analysis as a keystone to their success.
    Whichever new boss is brought in will also need to bring in a new set of staff after Potter rinsed Brighton’s backroom by taking five coaches and analysts with him to Chelsea.
    Potter’s first game at Chelsea will be their test tonight against RB Salzburg, with The Blues hoping to bounce back from last weeks surprise defeat to Dinamo Zagreb. More

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    Bayern Munich’s incredible Champions League unbeaten record revealed… with huge dominance over Barcelona included

    BAYERN MUNICH have been undefeated in the Champions League group stages since 2017.That means Bayern haven’t lost a single time in their last 29 games in that stage of the competition.
    Bayern Munich are undefeated in their last 29 group stage matches in the Champions LeagueCredit: Getty
    Bayern Munich also hold a dominant record over Barcelona in EuropeCredit: Getty
    The German champions extended their magnificent streak on Tuesday when they beat Barcelona 2-0 at the Allianz Arena.
    That means the Bundesliga giants have won a whopping 27 out of their last 29 matches.
    But that’s not the only impressive streak Bayern have under their belt in Europe.
    Barcelona appear to be one of their favourite victims across all competitions.
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    Bayern have beaten Barca 10 times in all of their 14 meetings and only lost twice.
    And the German outfit has scored a staggering 32 goals along the way.
    Lucas Hernandez and former Manchester City star Leroy Sane added to that tally last night.
    Robert Lewandowski has also contributed four goals but this time he was on the receiving end without firing back.
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    Thomas Muller has scored the most of the exchange as he was on target eight times.
    Barcelona haven’t beaten Bayern since 2015 when they won 3-0 in the semi-finals at the Nou Camp.
    Lionel Messi netted a brace and Neymar sealed the win with a late goal. More