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Fans delighted as Manchester City winger returns to Celtic

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Patrick Roberts is heading back to Celtic on loan from Manchester City for the remainder of the season.

The deal is set to be rubber-stamped early next week after the Hoops and City reached agreement, according to Sky Sports.

The 20-year-old became a firm favourite with fans during a previous loan spell at Parkhead, scoring 17 goals in 60 appearances in all competitions.

Newcastle enter race to sign Napoli goalkeeper

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Newcastle United are interested in signing Napoli’s Brazilian keeper Rafael Cabral, according to reports in Italy.

The 27-year-old has been in Naples since 2013 but has spent most of his time as a backup to the club’s chief custodian, Pepe Reina. Now Magpies boss Rafael Benitez wants to bring the former Santos keeper to Tyneside before the transfer window shuts down in a fortnight’s time.

Rangers legend defends Lennon, "nothing wrong with a wee bit of needle"

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Barry Ferguson has defended Hibernian manager Neil Lennon over his ongoing row with Rangers’ boss Pedro Caixinha.

Lennon blasted Caixinha over accusations that he was disrespectful during last Saturday’s explosive clash at Ibrox, which ended in a 3-2 win for Hibernian.

The ex-Celtic boss was at the centre of the controversy, with several complaints made to the police about his celebrations following a Hibs goal.

Ferguson tips Caixinha to get things right at Rangers

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Former Rangers star Barry Ferguson believes manager Pedro Caixinha will be a success at Ibrox.

Rangers kicked off the Scottish Premiership season with a 2-1 victory at Motherwell, but last week’s 3-2 defeat at home to Hibernian was met with an angry response from the club’s fans.

Caixinha’s side host Hearts on Saturday and Ferguson has tipped Rangers to win comfortably.

Rangers boss keen to add to squad, Hearts winger still on radar

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Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha is eager to strengthen his squad before the transfer window closes.

Caixinha has had a busy summer, bringing in the likes of Carlos Pena, Graham Dorrans and Bruno Alves, while shipping out numerous players including Joe Garner and Martyn Waghorn.

Hearts winger Jamie Walker and Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean have been linked with moves to Ibrox, and the Rangers boss admitted the club are working on more deals ahead of deadline day.

Guardiola willing to spend big on PL winner, Man City will offer him bumper pay-rise

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Manchester City are looking to sign the West Brom centre back Jonny Evans this summer.

According to Daily Mirror, Pep Guardiola needs to sign British players in order to meet the homegrown requirements and the former Bayern manager has identified Evans as an ideal candidate.

The former Manchester United defender has been linked with a move away from West Brom this summer.

Fulham set to sign Portuguese fullback from Porto

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Championship side Fulham are on the verge of signing FC Porto left back Rafa Soares, according to reports from Portugal.

The 22-year-old has been at Porto since 2005 and has spent the last two seasons on loan at Academica and Rio Ave. Portuguese daily O Jogo suggest that if negotiations between Fulham and Porto are successful, Soares could travel to England by the end of this week to complete his move to the Championship.

Gabi says Atletico want Chelsea striker, but situation is “complicated”

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Atletico Madrid captain Gabi says the club want to bring Diego Costa back from Chelsea, but he admits the situation is complicated.

Costa has released a statement saying he will not rejoin the Chelsea squad and he “must return to Atletico Madrid”, but the club have ordered him to return the club and train, as per the terms of his contract.

Roma end Mahrez chase, Leicester still resisting Drinkwater move

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AS Roma have ended their pursuit of Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

The Serie A side made three separate bids for the 26-year-old, but failed to meet the Foxes’ £50 million valuation of the player.

Roma will now try to sign Barcelona’s Munir El Haddadi after giving up on Mahrez, according to Sky Sports.

Spurs agree club record deal for star, move signals tactical change from Pochettino

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Tottenham have agreed on a deal to sign the highly talented centre back Davinson Sanchez from Ajax.

The Colombian has been linked with a move to the Premier League for over a week now and the Londoners will be paying a club record fee for his services.

According to Telegraph, Sanchez was one of Pochettino’s top targets and Ajax will receive an initial fee of £28million up front for the player.

Tottenham still interested in Barkley, London rivals Chelsea also in the mix

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Tottenham Hotspur are still interested in signing Ross Barkley before the transfer window closes, despite the fact he is out injured for three months.

Barkley has been ruled out after tearing a hamstring in training with Everton and is expected to undergo surgery.

Both Tottenham and Chelsea have been eyeing the midfielder, but his injury raised doubts over whether they would end their interest.

Former Leeds United dismisses club's promotion chances

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Former Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has tipped the club to miss out on the Championship play-offs this season.

New head coach Thomas Christiansen has significantly strengthened Leeds’ squad this summer as the club looks to improve on last year’s seventh place finish, but Redfearn believes the Whites are set for more heartache this term.

Everton equal long-standing record with victory over Hajduk

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Everton’s 2-0 victory over Hajduk Split in the first leg of their Europa League play-off round tie equalled a 39-year-old club record.

Two victories over Ruzomberok in the previous round, an opening day win in the Premier League against Stoke City and Thursday’s success over Hajduk was the first time since 1978/79 that Everton had won their first four games of the season.

Spurs face Wembley Stadium battle

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Tottenham Hotspur will face Chelsea in their first test at Wembley Stadium this Premier League season. Sunday’s clash not only features the reigning top two finishers in the league, but also showcases the season debut of one of the most iconic stadiums in football.

Wembley Stadium will be the venue for all home Spurs matches in the 2017/18 season.

On This Day in Football: Birth of Rivera, Brentford elude Death

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One of football’s all time greats Gianni Rivera was born on this day in 1943. Son of a railway worker, Rivera grew up in the Piedmontese town of Alessandria where he began his footballing career with ASD Don Bosco.

There he caught the eye of former AC Milan midfielder Franco Pedroni who then worked as the assistant coach of U.