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Transfer Talk: Manchester United to make £50m move for Ryan Sessegnon

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.

TOP STORY: £50m Sessegnon to Old Trafford?

Manchester United could make a move for Fulham's highly rated left winger Ryan Sessegnon, if you believe the Express.

They're suggesting that United are planning on spending...

Solskjaer's magic continues to work for Man United as they shrug past Fulham and crack the top four

Manchester United eased past a woeful Fulham side to move up to 4th in the Premier League.
ESPN FC's Paul Mariner recaps Man United's dominant display against Fulham, in particularly that of the Frenchmen Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba.

LONDON -- For about 15 minutes, it looked like it would be a difficult afternoon for Manchester United. With a strong wind whipping around Craven Cottage and the grass left long, you wondered whether United would be knocked off their game.

Could this have been the day when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first defeat came? In those opening exchanges, it seemed possible: Claudio Ranieri's side attacked with purpose, United defended shakily and you could almost sense the wits of social media preparing...

Arsenal bounce back from Liverpool shame with emphatic victory over struggling Fulham

LONDON -- Arsenal began 2019 with three precious points as they swept aside Fulham 4-1 at the Emirates. Here are three quick thoughts from their New Year's Day win.

1. Arsenal bounce back with big win

This felt like an important victory for Arsenal. Their 5-1 defeat to Liverpool last time out was, by a distance, their worst defeat of Unai Emery's reign thus far. As a side with a reputation for lacking mental toughness under his predecessor, Arsene Wenger, the big question here was how Emery's...

Weekend numbers: Ronaldo's missed 50, flying Reds and another PogBrace

The FC crew answer your tweets on the length of Unai Emery's honeymoon at Arsenal, Neil Warnock's success at Cardiff, New Year's resolutions and more.
Manchester City beat Southampton to end their losing run, but Shaka Hislop and Steve Nicol examine why teams are no longer afraid of the champions.
Stewart Robson and Peter Walton discuss the big refereeing decisions from the weekend's football action.
After Manchester City's win at Southampton, Steve Nicol says the returns of David Silva and Sergio Aguero will help steady the reigning champions.
ESPN take a look back at a year Paul Pogba will never forget.

Liverpool ended the year with a 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal, while Manchester United continued their impressive start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, brushing aside Bournemouth 4-1. Over in Italy, Juventus entered the winter after a VAR-controversy fueled 2-1 win over Sampdoria thanks to a brace from... who else, Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Here, then, are the best of the numbers from the last bit of footballing action in 2018.


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Roberto Firmino's hat trick is the sixth in fixtures between Liverpool and Arsenal...

Premier League still full of surprises, with Man City stumbling, Salah back on form, Arsenal on song

When it comes to the Premier League, we're all prone to jumping to conclusions and taking the latest preachings from the pundits as gospel. Well, predictions make fools of us all, and the action last weekend blew a few theories sky high. It turns out Manchester City are not invincible: Fancy that!

Likewise, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was able to laugh in the faces of those experts, who basically told him he did not know what he was doing using "the world's top holding midfielder," N'Golo Kante,...

Weekend numbers: Lionel Messi's free-kick record, Romelu Lukaku ends home rut

Craig Burley and Adrian Healy breakdown Manchester United's thrashing of Fulham and Jose Mourinho's cryptic comments after the match.
Niko Kovac admits Borussia Dortmund would have to make mistakes in order for Bayern Munich to win the Bundesliga title.
Jose Mourinho jokingly suggested Man United were trying to save money for January after he found no water at his press conference.

Chelsea stunning Manchester City and Liverpool thrashing Bournemouth to go top have made the Premier League title race exciting again. In Spain, Lionel Messi eviscerated Espanyol with a display of supreme skill, while in Italy, Juventus continued their remorseless march to an eighth straight scudetto with a 1-0 win over Inter. Here are the best numbers from an action-packed weekend of football.


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Here's a ridiculous Messi stat: Messi has more free-kick goals over the last four La Liga seasons (15)...