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Liverpool agree club-record deal for Benfica forward Darwin Nunez
The Portuguese club have announced they have accepted a deal that could reach €100m.
# Major Coup
Man City agree deal to sign Norwegian striker Haaland
The 21-year-old scored 85 goals in 88 games for Borussia Dortmund.
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Argentina forward Julian Alvarez seals move to Manchester City
The 22-year-old, who has signed a five-and-a-half-deal, will stay with River Plate until July.
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'We're stronger and better than that' - Ireland determined to put Parma heartbreak behind them
Adam Griggs’ team are back in action with a home game against the USA on Friday.
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James Coughlan joins Toulon as defence coach
The Cork native is building an impressive CV in France.
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Celtic make J1 League top goalscorer their fourth summer signing
Ange Postecoglou expects Kyogo Furuhashi to bring ‘something special’ to the Parkhead outfit.
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Why Donegal need the Murphy-McBrearty axis to click
It is rare that two stellar talents such as Murphy and McBrearty would have such an overlap in their careers. And yet, as the evidence shows, have not truly established a strike partnership when both were on song for the biggest days of their careers, writes Declan Bogue.
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Remembering Ireland's long pursuit of one of the Premier League's leading strikers
25 years ago, considerable efforts were being made to get Chris Armstrong into a green shirt.
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Ireland striker James Collins reunited with Mick McCarthy at Cardiff City
A move to a Championship rival for the 30-year-old, who spent four seasons at Luton Town.
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I’m doing my best to keep Edinson Cavani at Man Utd – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The Uruguay striker helped Manchester United take a huge step towards the Europa League final on Thursday night.
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Ireland U21 attacker earns new contract with League One high-flyers
Anthony Scully has scored 12 goals across all competitions for Lincoln City this season.
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Ex-Ireland striker Daryl Murphy commits to Kevin Sheedy's Waterford for 2021
Murphy is set to play beyond his 38th birthday after his hometown club announced a contract extension today.
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Ireland U21 striker 'buzzing' after netting pre-season double for Ipswich Town
Aaron Drinan is hoping to make a mark on the first-team at Portman Road during the forthcoming campaign.
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Norwich City boss explains why he has limited Adam Idah's involvement
The 19-year-old Irish striker has had to be content with substitute appearances for the Canaries.
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FAI trying to find 'soft landing' for League of Ireland but uncertainty reigns over its return - Quinn
The Interim Deputy CEO of the FAI was speaking on RTÉ 2fm’s Game On this evening.
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'Gutted to see Mick go' but Connolly full of enthusiasm for Kenny era
The young Brighton attacker has been commenting on the Republic of Ireland’s managerial change.
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'We hope to see them back in Australia for another season' - North Melbourne leave the door open for Irish duo
Mayo star Aileen Gilroy and Galway All-Ireland finalist Mairéad Seoighe enjoyed their first campaign Down Under.
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Wenger proposes new offside rule for Euro 2020 which would benefit attackers
Football’s offside rule is expected to be discussed by its lawmaking body in Belfast on 29 February.
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'We have unfinished business': Bundee's debt to Connacht and to Ireland
“Bundee epitomises everything about Connacht,” coach Andy Friend says following Kings victory.
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Solskjaer confirms Man Utd are looking to sign a striker
The Red Devils are eager to bolster their attacking stocks in January as they struggle for goals this season.
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Ireland U21 striker completes loan move to Sweden
Aaron Drinan has made a temporary switch to Gais in the second tier of Swedish football.
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Idah scores twice in pre-season win as Norwich City gear up for Premier League return
The Canaries got the better of German fourth-tier side Bonner SC.
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Sheedy says more in Tipp tank after two blistering displays
The Premier County have hit 4-58 in their opening two ties of the Munster championship.
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Newcomer Collins 'definitely has the attributes' to make a difference for Ireland
The Luton Town striker has been backed to succeed at international level by club-mate Alan McCormack.
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Luton Town boss expects Ireland call-up for in-form striker Collins
Mick Harford has backed League One’s leading goalscorer to feature for Mick McCarthy’s side next month.
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'Our priority would be to try and keep guys a bit fresher coming into the summer'
Galway’s focus for the league has shifted significantly since 2018, with their eyes on bigger prizes.
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New Zealand-capped tighthead commits to Wasps for next season
Jeffery Toomaga-Allen will leave the Hurricanes to link up with the Premiership club for the 2019-20 campaign.
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Solskjaer tips Rashford to join Kane in a group of 'top, top' strikers
The interim Manchester United boss is convinced that a player he has been using as a central frontman can become one of the world’s best in that role.
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Sanchez set for United return and tipped to flourish under Solskjaer
The manager will be able to call upon the Chilean for the first time when Manchester United travel to Newcastle United
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Klopp urges Salah to stay 'relaxed'
The Anfield striker is yet to again hit the heights of his debut season.
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Aubameyang to Arsenal not close, says Wenger
And the Gunners boss insists he wants to keep Danny Welbeck.
Salah: I’m sure Liverpool will win a trophy this season
After a sparkling start to life at Anfield, the Egypt international star is confident he can lead his team to glory
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Ulster tie Ireland international trio down to new three-year contracts
Luke Marshall, Kieran Treadwell and Rob Herring have put pen to paper on new deals at Kingspan Stadium.
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Arsenal complete record deal for Lacazette
Arsene always gets his man.
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Martin O'Neill lauds Sean Maguire but says Austria game has come too soon
The Irish boss watched on as the young Cork striker hit a hat-trick against Dundalk in Oriel Park last night.
# Setback
Wayne Rooney left out of England squad in latest blow
The 31-year-old striker has lost his place at Manchester United this season.
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'Sturridge & Origi have not lost their quality' - Klopp not worried by lack of goals
Despite struggling for goals, Liverpool duo Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi received the backing of manager Jurgen Klopp.
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'It's a fickle industry': Sean O'Brien putting building blocks in place for life after rugby
Here’s hoping the Tullow Tank has more than a few years left wearing his scrum-cap.
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The strikers in line to fill the void left by Robbie Keane
We take a look at the young strikers coming through, the uncapped forwards, those who might deserve a second chance and players who qualify through their Irish heritage.
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'The IRFU has to take a top-down approach and look at how the game is managed'
David Wallace speaks to The42 about how the IRFU needs to plan for the future and a new start for Munster.