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    Robert Lewandowski should be at top of Chelsea's list to replace Diego Costa

    Chelsea's top priority in the transfer market this summer is finding a striker to replace Diego Costa. Fortunately for the newly crowned Premier League champions, an unusually high number of elite strikers seem to be on the market.  ESPN FC ranks the top five options in order of suitability for Chelsea. 1) Robert Lewandowski Once whispers emerged that Lewandowski might be unhappy at Bayern Munich this week, it was no surprise to see Chelsea and Manchester United linked.  Roman Abramovich would be foolish not to at least ask the question. Lewandowski is the best pure No. 9 in the world, capable of scoring 30 goals per season -- the mark he has reached in both of the last two Bundesliga campaigns

  • Ginter considered retiring after Dortmund bomb attack

    Ginter considered retiring after Dortmund bomb attack

    Borussia Dortmund defender Matthias Ginter has revealed he briefly considered retiring in the wake of the bomb attack that targeted the club's team bus ahead of their Champions League clash with Monaco in April. Three explosions went off near the vehicle as it made its way to Signal Iduna Park prior to kick-off, with defender Marc Bartra suffering a serious wrist injury in the incident. The attack had a big impact on Ginter and the centre-back even questioned his future in the sport as a result of the experience.

  • Liverpool transfer news: The latest & LIVE player rumours from Anfield

    Liverpool transfer news: The latest & LIVE player rumours from Anfield

    Liverpool have rejected a bid of around £11 million from Napoli for defender Alberto Moreno, according to The Times. New Liverpool signing Mohamed Salah is keen on becoming the Reds' new number nine, according to a report from the Liverpool Echo. The transfer bringing the Egypt international to Anfield is set to be announced this week in a deal worth a club-record fee in excess of £35 million.