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Liverpool is set to secure a second blockbuster signing in 24 hours. This is an $80m deal – Fox Sports

Just hours after sealing a huge move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, Liverpool are set to announce a second big-name arrival.

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Wolves forward Diogo Jota is set to join after the clubs agreed a £41m ($A73m) deal rising to £45m ($A80m) with add-ons.
According to Sky Sports, the 23-year-old is set for a medical at Liverpool on Saturday (local) before the deal is finalised.
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Tigers ready to spoil Gaz’s AFL farewell

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Richmond captain Trent Cotchin’s admiration for retiring AFL superstar Gary Ablett goes a long way.

It doesn’t, however, extend to wishing the Geelong veteran a victorious farewell from the game in Saturday’s grand final against the Tigers.

“I like Gaz, not that much though,” Cotchin said when counterpart Joel Selwood said it would be “lovely” to see his teammate with a winner’s medal around his neck at the Gabba.

Whatever the result from Saturday’s premiership decider, it will mark the end of one of the greatest careers in AFL history.

Dual Brownlow medallist Ablett has achieved everything there is to in his 356 AFL matches since debuting way back in 2002.

As well as his pair of Brownlows, the 36-year-old has picked up two premiership…



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Flag won’t define Astbury’s AFL year

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David Astbury will look back fondly on significant aspects of the pandemic-hit year regardless of whether he caps it all off with a third AFL premiership.

The Richmond defender managed to turn the season shutdown period and lengthy hub stint under strict return-to-play protocols into positives while many of his contemporaries struggled.

Time spent on father Craig’s farm near the small western Victorian town of Raglan and on mother Kate’s property at the foot of the Grampians offered invaluable experiences.

Those and Gold Coast hub life came as Melbourne has suffocated under tight restrictions enforced during the first and second waves of COVID-19.

“Throughout this whole year I’ve had the opportunity to get out of the city when it was a…



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Collingwood Magpies’ Jordan De Goey makes call on AFL future

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Collingwood superstar Jordan De Goey will stay with the club for the next two years after his failed bid testing the market in recent weeks, according to 7NEWS reporter Tom Browne.

Carlton and Essendon were reportedly interested but balked at De Goey’s $1 million asking price and he now looks set to stay.

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“It’s my understanding that Jordan De Goey’s management, in particular his dad, has told two clubs I know of this week that he will stay at Collingwood for two years in the lead up to his free agency,” Browne said.

“So unless someone swoops, Carlton certainly didn’t come knocking as De Goey perhaps would have liked, that means De Goey is now highly likely to stay at Collingwood and…



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