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‘Harry Kane was never a boy wonder’ – Liam Brady tells talkSPORT why Tottenham striker was rejected by Arsenal

Liam Brady has told talkSPORT nobody could have predicted that Harry Kane would go on to become one of the world’s best strikers after he was released by Arsenal at the age of eight. The Gunners’ former academy director admitted in an interview on Monday that Kane was let go by the club as ‘he was a bit chubby and not very athletic’. You’d be searching for some time to find a decision which has backfired on a club more – Kane eventually joined rivals Tottenham at the age of 11 and…

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Lord Bates's resignation over lateness rejected by PM

Media playback is unsupported on your device The prime minister has refused to accept the resignation of a lord who offered to leave his post after being late to the chamber. Lord Bates stunned colleagues in the House of Lords by stating his intention to resign after the “discourtesy” of arriving late to a session. A spokesman for Number 10 said the resignation was “unnecessary” and he had decided to continue in his role. Lord Bates could not immediately be contacted for comment. The international development minister and former Conservative…

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Rangers FC transfer gold: When Brian Laudrup rejected Barcelona to 'play Falkirk on a Tuesday night'

Brian Laudrup is one of the most popular players to ever don Rangers’ blue shirt Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Not long after Brian Laudrup joined Rangers, Johan Cruyff wanted him to become part of his Barcelona ‘Dream Team’. However, he turned them down, as retrofootballblog.com explains. It’s true, he was coveted by Barcelona, but the Dane politely declined. He had been seeking stability, having never spent longer than two seasons at his previous clubs, which included Bayern Munich, Fiorentina and Milan. Then, in 1994 he moved to Glasgow. “About two or…

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Revealed: Crystal Palace rejected chance to sign world's most expensive defender Virgil van Dijk for £6million

Neil Warnock could have signed Virgil van Dijk for Crystal Palace just £6m Thursday, December 28, 2017 Crystal Palace rejected the chance to sign the world’s most expensive defender for just £6million. Speaking on talkSPORT on Thursday, Neil Warnock revealed he wanted to sign Virgil van Dijk from Celtic for a small sum in 2014 during his second spell as Eagles manager. But he was dissuaded from doing so by the club’s chief scout, who thought the Dutchman was not quick enough to play in the English top-flight. Van Dijk went on to…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, September 3: Real Madrid REJECTED deal for Alexis Sanchez, plus Diego Costa and Philippe Coutinho latest

talkSPORT being you all the top football headlines and gossip from Sunday’s newspapers… Real Madrid rejected the chance to sign Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in the transfer window but could return for him next summer when he is a free agent. (Don Balon) Sources close to unsettled Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, say he has offered no suggestion he is prepared to return to the London club and make himself available for selection. (Telegraph) Chelsea are understood to be considering suing Costa for up to £50m if he does not return to the club. (Express) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is to…

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REJECTED! Leicester turn down £31.5million bid for Riyad Mahrez from Roma

Roma have earmarked the Algerian international as a key signing Sunday, August 6, 2017 Leicester City have rejected Roma’s latest offer of £31.5million for Riyad Mahrez, according to reports in Italy. The 26-year-old winger has stated his desire to leave the Foxes this summer after handing in a transfer request at the end of last season. Roma have earmarked the Algerian international as a key signing ahead of their campaign in the Champions League. The Serie A club’s sporting director Monchi revealed negotiations were proving difficult and suggested they could…

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