Chris Froome transfer a matter of 'when' not 'if', according to report

Italian media also suggests Froome is not currently guaranteed a place in the 2020 Tour squad

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Chris Froome's transfer out of Ineos is a matter of 'when' and not 'if', according to Italian media reports.

Since rumours first emerged of the four-time Tour de France champion being unsettled at his current employers, numerous teams have been linked with acquiring his services as soon as this summer, with Froome looking to secure an outright leadership role in pursuit of a record-equalling fifth title.

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Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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