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Roger Hunt, England World Cup winner and former Liverpool striker, dies aged 83

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Roger Hunt, a member of England’s 1966 World Cup team and winner of two First Division titles with Liverpool, has died at the age of 83. Hunt, who won 34 caps, played in all six matches at the 1966 finals and scored t...

Sinn Féin commemoration of IRA hunger striker provokes backlash

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Sinn Féin is facing a political backlash for commemorating a dead IRA hunger striker but failing to acknowledge the fate of a young mother who burned to death in one of his bombs. Politicians from other parties and co...

Nuno Espírito Santo will talk to Harry Kane ‘soon’ after striker reports to Spurs

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Nuno Espírito Santo has confirmed Harry Kane has reported for pre-season at Tottenham, although it is expected he will not be able to train with his teammates until Thursday because of quarantine restrictions after hi...

Chelsea close to agreeing deal to re-sign Inter striker Romelu Lukaku

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Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal to re-sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Internazionale. The clubs are in talks over an €115m (£97.5m) fee for the 28-year-old, who spent three years on Chelsea’s books from 2011. Th...

Chelsea closing on Romelu Lukaku after striker tells Inter he wants move

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Romelu Lukaku is closing on a transfer to Chelsea after informing Internazionale of his desire to return to the European champions. Chelsea are preparing a new bid for Lukaku after having an offer rejected this week a...

Romelu Lukaku: Chelsea fail with €100m bid for Inter striker

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Internazionale remain determined not to sell Romelu Lukaku after rejecting Chelsea’s bid of €100m (£85.4m), including Marcos Alonso, for the Belgium striker. Thomas Tuchel is keen to sign a striker and Lukaku is seen ...

Paul Mariner, former Ipswich and England striker, dies aged 68

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The former Ipswich and England striker Paul Mariner has died at the age of 68. Mariner scored 139 goals in 339 games for Ipswich in a golden era in which they won the FA Cup in 1978 and Uefa Cup in 1981. His other cl...

‘Ineffective striker’: Lewandowski’s struggles on the road to glory

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Daniel Kokosinski remembers walking off the pitch in a huff. In the summer of 2006 he was a defender for Znicz Pruszkow, building a career in Poland’s uncompromising third tier, but he knew a bit about finding the net...

Breel Embolo: the rebellious Swiss striker with a charitable cause

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This article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 24 countries who qualified. theguardian.com is running previews from two countries...

Arsenal’s in-demand striker Folarin Balogun close to signing new contract

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The Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is close to signing a new long-term contract, ending months of speculation about his future and disappointing the suitors who had hoped to land him on a free this summer. Balogun is...

Mourinho to start Kane in Zagreb but urges Southgate to ‘protect’ striker

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José Mourinho has said Harry Kane will start Tottenham’s Europa League game at Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday, despite his team’s 2-0 advantage, but urged Gareth Southgate to “protect” the centre-forward in England’s upcom...