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Rob Lyons
Rob is Pundit Arena's Manager of Quality Control and works closely with the website's remote writer base. He also regularly contributes to print and broadcast media. If you'd like to discuss writing for PA, you can contact Rob at [email protected]

Manchester City Midfielder Not Tempted To China By Outlandish Offer

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: Yaya Toure of Manchester City shoots on goal past Gareth Barry of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on January 15, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

In what is quickly becoming a daily occurrence, another Premier League player has been identified as a target for a Chinese Super League club.  This time around it is Manchester City central midfielder Yaya Toure who is the focus of speculation, with the BBC reporting that a club offered the 33-year-old a £430,000-a-week deal. The ex-Ivory Coast international has, however, …

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Liverpool To Play Matip Against Plymouth Despite Eligibility Confusion

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Joel Matip of Liverpool and Andre Ayew of West Ham United compete for the ball during the Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield on December 11, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

The bureaucracy involved behind the scenes of top level football can at times be extremely frustrating while on other occasions it is downright infuriating. For Liverpool’s fans and management right now it is likely the latter, as they wait for official confirmation on whether or not Joel Matip will be allowed to feature for Liverpool while the Africa Cup of …

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Two La Liga Heavyweights Want To Sign Chelsea’s Diego Costa

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on December 31, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Despite being in the headlines recently over an alleged bust-up with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and a potential move to the mega-rich Chinese Super League, Monday’s murmurs suggest the Blues striker is also being lined up by two Spanish behemoths.  Last week it emerged that Costa was being linked with a move to China while he was dropped this weekend …

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Manchester United Target Three Players In The Summer Window [Times]

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 10: Antoine Griezmann of Atletico de Madrid celebrates scoring their opening goal during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 second leg match at Estadio Vicente Calderon on January 10, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Over the last number of seasons Manchester United’s answer to the post-Alex Ferguson era slump has been to throw money at the problem.  Now, despite Jose Mourinho appearing to slowly turn the fortunes of the club around, the Old Trafford top brass seem keen to continue their eye-watering spending. According to The Times, with Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay’s expected exits bringing …

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Serie A Club Confirm Arsenal’s €65m Bid For In-Form Striker

TURIN, ITALY - DECEMBER 22: Andrea Belotti of FC Torino in action during the Serie A match between FC Torino and Genoa CFC at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on December 22, 2016 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Despite Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez being bang on form for Arsenal at present it looks as though the north London club want to spend on another striker.  The Gunners’ link with Torino attacker Andrea Belotti has been doing the rounds for a couple of days but the Italian club’s sporting director, Gianluca Petrachi, has now let it be known that Arsenal have …

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