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Watford Reject Insanely High Chinese Bid For Star Striker

WATFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Odion Ighalo of Watford celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road on December 20, 2015 in Watford, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

If ever there was a story to convey just how much money is in English football these days, the latest report from Watford is it. Multiple sources this morning (including the Guardian and Sky Sports) are reporting that the Hornets have received a bid of £37.5m from Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG for striker Odion Ighalo – and have …

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Done Deal: Newcastle Complete The Signing Of £10m Striker

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: New signing Dwight Gale poses for a photograph in the Home Dressing room wearing the New NUFC 2016/17 Kit at St.James' Park on June 30, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Despite being relegated to the Championship last season, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has retained his newfound penchant for actually spending money. After years of frugality, Ashley finally invested in some new players last season – though it was not enough to save the team from slipping into the second tier of English football. That said, there is finally some optimism around St. …

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