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Newcastle survive Blackburn scare

Newcastle survive Blackburn scare

Newcastle survived an FA Cup scare at Blackburn as they blew a two-goal lead before hitting back to win 4-2 after extra time in the third-round replay. In the night's other third-round replays, Sheffield Wednesday booked a trip to holders Chelsea as the second-tier strugglers won 1-0 at League One side Luton.

Koeman: De Ligt to be world's best

Koeman: De Ligt to be world's best

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman believes Matthijs de Ligt is on track to become one of the world's best defenders. De Ligt, 19, is already linked to some of Europe's biggest clubs, including Koeman's former side Barcelona. De Ligt claimed the Golden Boy prize, which is awarded to the best young player in Europe, for 2018.

Arsenal desperate to offload Ozil

Arsenal desperate to offload Ozil

Arsenal are reportedly ready to offload former German international midfielder Mesut Ozil in the summer. The Gunners boss Unai Emery has decided the former German international does not figure in his long-term plans. However, the Gunners hierarchy are fearing that Ozil's £350,000-a-week contract will make it almost impossible to find a buyer.

Morata in talks with Atletico

Morata in talks with Atletico

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is in talks with Atletico Madrid ahead of a move back to Spain, according to reports in England. There were suggestions that a shock loan move to Barcelona may be on the cards but it looks like a permanent transfer to Diego Simeone's side is close at the moment. It is understood a fee is yet to be finalised.

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