Midday Ticker: Cheick Tiote passes away, van Dijk calls for Liverpool move, and more

Midday Ticker: Cheick Tiote passes away, van Dijk calls for Liverpool move, and more

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Midday Ticker: Cheick Tiote passes away, van Dijk calls for Liverpool move, and more

The soccer world mourns the loss of one of its own, after an apparent cardiac arrest cuts a former Newcastle United’s defensive midfielder life tragically short.

Beijing Enterprises’ 30-year-old midfielder Cheick Tiote sadly passed away after collapsing on the field during training, leaving behind his wife and their three children. The former Ivorian international and longtime Magpie had made a move to China earlier this year. (REPORT)

VAN DIJK SEEKS LIVERPOOL MOVE

Southhampton’s center back Virgil van Dijk has informed Jürgen Klopp that he wishes to join him at Anfield this summer, the 25-year-old Dutchman would be snubbing a transfer to Manchester City to join Liverpool. (REPORT)

PEPE SET FOR PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN MOVE

After 10 triumphant years with Real Madrid, 34-year-old Portuguese defender Pepe is set to make a move to Ligue 1 giants PSG on a two-year deal. (REPORT)

DORTMUND ADD YOUNG DEFENDER FROM PSG

Borussia Dortmund announced the signing of 18-year-old defender Dan-Axel Zagadou from French side PSG. (REPORT)

ARSENAL DECLARE SANCHEZ NOT FOR SALE

Alexis Sanchez is a hot commodity for European giants, but is set to remain with Arsenal after the North London side informed PSG that the 28-year-old Chilean is not for sale. (REPORT)

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