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Liverpool

West Ham set to sign ex-Fulham striker Mladen Petric as Andy Carroll suffers new injury

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West Ham are set to snap up free agent Mladen Petric. The Hammers have moved to strengthen their already lightweight strikeforce after first-choice forward Andy Carroll suffered a new injury. The England international picked up a foot injury in training yesterday. The 24-year-old, signed from Liverpool for £15m in the summer, is waiting for confirmation [.

Lucas back on the long term injury list

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Liverpool have today received confirmation that midfielder Lucas will be sidelined for two to three months. It's a bitter blow for Lucas after he was forced to miss out on a lot of last season due to an unrelated knee injury.

Rodgers broker the unfortunate news: "It is very unfortunate. He has worked ever so hard to come back and he has been an outstanding player for me and person off the field as well.

Liverpool Accept Offer from Fiorentina For Aquilani; Plus More EPL News and Links

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Liverpool has accepted an offer from Fiorentina for Alberto Aquilani. There's no official confirmation from Liverpool yet, and personal terms would still have to be agreed, but it appears that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has a chance to...

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Premier League News Links: Park Ji-Sung Agrees Move to Queens Park Rangers

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Today's confirmation that Park Ji-Sung has agreed a move from Manchester United to Queens Park Rangers is brilliant news for QPR fans, but very concerning news for United supporters. This is a footballer who often was Manchester United's trump card...

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Chelsea

Real Madrid confirm Jose Mourinho exit, pave way for Chelsea return

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The worst kept secret in football has been officially confirmed: Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season. The Special One has been dropping hints for weeks and he is known to be short of allies at the Bernabeu, so the news that he's leaving by mutual consent comes as no [...]

Geoff Shreeves makes 100% certain that Rafa Benitez knows he was booed by Chelsea fans

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Another one bites the dust. Just a few months after insistingBranislav Ivanovic be miserable at his suspension from the Champions League final, Geoff Shreeves was at his blunt interviewing best again yesterday providing Rafa Benitez with relentless confirmation of his sour reception at Stamford Bridge.

English Premier League

Mario Balotelli agrees deal to leave Manchester City for AC Milan

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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Disaster has struck. One-man OTP material generator Mario Balotelli is leaving the Premier League. The Italy international has agreed a deal to return to his homeland to play for AC Milan. Only the formality of a medical and a contract signing can now prevent official confirmation that we've lost Mario.

Dynamo Have English Midfielder Giles Barnes In Town

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One of our readers tipped us off to a player walking with Chris Canetti at Saturday's match. We now have confirmation today that it was Giles Barnes, a 24-year-old attacking midfielder/winger who was released from his contract with Doncaster in May.

Brown broke on the scene in 2007 with Derby County, winning the club's Young Player of the Year award.

Chelsea told Cavani will cost £78m. Do we need him?

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Edinson Cavani has been a "reported" target of Chelsea's since last season. I say reported because being honest we have never actually had any confirmation of a bid being made for him as far as I can remember.

Napoli's attacking style has caught the eye in recent seasons and Cavani has been a major part of that but the question remains, "Could he cut it over here in the Premier League?

Everton say Tim Cahill going to New York, New York say he’s not a NY player

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Shortly after word spread of a deal that would send Tim Cahill to the New York Red Bulls for about £1 million, Everton confirmed the transfer with a statement on their official website. It reads:

Everton have agreed with Major League Soccer (MLS) that Tim Cahill can be transferred to the New York Red Bulls.

Chelsea told Cavani will cost £78m. Do we need him?

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Edinson Cavani has been a "reported" target of Chelsea's since last season. I say reported because being honest we have never actually had any confirmation of a bid being made for him as far as I can remember.

Napoli's attacking style has caught the eye in recent seasons and Cavani has been a major part of that but the question remains, "Could he cut it over here in the Premier League?

Olympic Disinterest In Football

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Considering the hysteria which surrounded the release of tickets for this summer's Olympic Games last year, we might have expected that sales for the football tournament would be high. After all, this is a country which loves its football and the idea of a tournament of any description and it is of course worth bearing in mind the World Cup won't be coming to these shores any time in our lifetimes and it's not implausible that the European Championships might not either being held in this country is an appealing one.

Spurs candidate drops another hint

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As Andre Villas-Boas moves closer to being unveiled as the new Tottenham Hotspur manager, the club's faithful continue to check periodically to see whether there is a confirmation regarding his arrival.

While AVB recently cooled down reports confirming his as the Spurs' replacement for Harry Redknapp, all signs point to his selection being nearly completed by chairman Daniel Levy.

It's the news we have been waiting for!

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After I posted this last week, it seems that Chelsea are about to confirm that Roberto Di Matteo has been given the managers job full time this week!.

Reports in the British Press state that he will be offered a one year deal with the option of a second year and for me that's fantastic.

AVB

Kaboul blow should halt Dawson speculation

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Bad news came out of Spurs Lodge today with the confirmation that Younes Kaboul will be out of the Tottenham side for around four months after knee surgery. The French international pulled out of the game with West Brom at the weekend but the extent of the damage will come as a real blow.

"Morning all, surgery done with success.

Is Ade next?

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I've personally been writing about Spurs – on and off – for the last twenty years now and can never remember a period where actual news has outstripped idle transfer speculation.

In the last week, we've had the confirmation of AVB as the new boss, together with confirmed signings of both Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen.

Tottenham Hotspur

Dembele ready to start?

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Yesterday afternoon saw confirmation of the £15m signing of Moussa Dembele and the Belgian international could go straight into the side for Saturday's visit of Norwich City. The 25 year old spoke to the press after the deal went through and expressed his delight at joining the club.

"I'm happy to join Spurs.

Luka goes as part of ‘partnership agreement’

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The sale of Luka Modric has finally been confirmed on the club website after it became increasingly likely that the deal would be done early this week.

What we didn't expect however is the confirmation of a ‘partnership agreement' between the two clubs.

‘The Club can announce that it has signed a partnership agreement with Real Madrid FC and reached agreement for the transfer of Luka Modric, subject to medical, to the Spanish club.

Another bid rejected as frustration continues

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Spurs may have set their sights high in this summer's transfer window but with four days left before the start of the season, our squad is far more depleted now than it was at the end of 2011-12.

Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen quickly followed new boss Andre Villas-Boas into the Lane but since then it's been nothing but rumour along with a trail of failed bids.

Tottenham’s Summer Transfer Targets: Closing in on Vertonghen

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Tottenham's Summer Transfer Targets: Closing in on Vertonghen - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For a club that won't be in the Champions League next season, which may struggle to keep its best players and currently is unsure over who will be the manager when the 2012/2013 season kicks off in August, Tottenham have been linked with an impressive calibre of player.

Arsenal

Arsenal hand all the cards to Walcott as the deadline nears

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Morning all,

as I write there are just over 36 hours until the transfer window shuts and as yet there has been little movement in any direction from Arsenal. Henri Lansbury has joined Nottingham Forest but we're no clearer about the future of any of the players I mentioned in Tuesday's blog.

Why does Nuri Sahin seem to prefer Liverpool to Arsenal

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Liverpool fans are now awaiting final confirmation that they've pipped Arsenal to the loan signing of Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin. And some cheeky Reds are already pondering what could have made up the Turkey international's mind. OTP will pacify ... Continue reading →

Liverpool fans try to imagine why Nuri Sahin seems to prefer them to Arsenal

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Liverpool fans are now awaiting final confirmation that they've pipped Arsenal to the loan signing of Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin. And some cheeky Reds are already pondering what could have made up the Turkey international's mind. OTP will pacify Gooners and bring the Scousers back down to earth by pointing out they've won one [.

Alex Song admits interest – but is happy at Arsenal

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There have been numerous rumours linking the Arsenal midfielder Alex Song with a move to Barcelona, but there has been no official confirmation from either side, except the usual unsavoury tapping up be the Barcelona players. Now today, Song himself has confirmed that there has been interest in him (and mentions Barcelona) but he has [.

Is Gareth Bale a faker or a miracle man?

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While we are waiting for some confirmation on Cazorla, RvP etc. I thought we could enjoy the controversy surrounding the Spuds and their miraculous medical team. Gareth Bale was close to death earlier this week after the Liverpool player Charlie Adam had the temerity to tackle him during a pre-season game.

Santi Cazorla is coming to town

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I cannot fin confirmation of this in the Spanish media, but Skysports is reporting that Santi Cazorla will soon be coming to London to take his medical with Arsenal. The Spanish press do, however, see it as just a matter of time before Cazorla becomes a Gunner. We all know that Arsene Wenger will not [.

Great News for Arsenal! – Three deadwoods on there way out (including the Squid!)

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Wenger confirms that Park, Squillaci and Bendtner are on their way out of Arsenal! We've finally got some confirmation from Wenger on certain players to depart from Arsenal this summer. He's highlighted that Chu-Young Park, Sebastian Squillaci and Niklas Bendtner are all on their way out of the Emirates.

Arsenal wave goodbye to Deadwood

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Wenger confirms that Park, Squillaci and Bendtner are on their way out of Arsenal! By KJ We've finally got some confirmation from Wenger on certain players to depart from Arsenal this summer. He's highlighted that Chu-Young Park, Sebastian Squillaci and Niklas Bendtner are all on their way out of the Emirates.

Gunner: PL is the “hardest league”

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Olivier Giroud has made it clear that signing for Arsenal has been a dream come true but the Frenchman understands that he will be plying his trade in the most difficult league in the world next season.

Confirmation regarding the transfer of Giroud, 25, from Montpellier to Arsenal has been the worst kept secret around football in recent days but after making his move official, the striker broke his silence by thoroughly sharing his feelings with Arsenal Player.

Giroud even more done :: Ramsey thoughts

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A tired good morning to you. I had a terrible night's sleep. One of those where it takes ages and ages to drop off and you have a snippet of a song going around and around in your head. I suspect it was the lack of the visual sleeping pill that is a Euro 2012 quarter-final, so instead of counting sheep I counted England penalties but only got to two each time.

Seattle Sounders

Transfer Rumor: Alvaro Fernandez Possibly Joining Deportivo Cali On Loan

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Ever since the Seattle Sounders started talking about being open to adding a Designated Player during this transfer window, speculation ran rampant about who might be moved in order to make room. If a report out of Colombia is to be believed, it appears that player is Alvaro Fernandez. The reports, which remain unconfirmed by official sources, suggest Fernandez would go to Colombia's Deportivo Cali on a one-year loan.

Sounders Transfer Rumor: Kaiserslautern's Christian Tiffert

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[UPDATE 2: The Sounders released this statement: "Christian is a player who we like but is still under contract with Kaiserslautern. He was here today to see our facilities and visit the club, but discussions of a contract are premature and would include his club."

[UPDATE: Sounders coach Sigi Schmid was asked about these rumors on Thursday and pointedly did not deny them.

Sivebaek Waived (Maybe)

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Twitter lit up today when it was reported that Christian Sivebaek had been waived by the Sounders. It should be noted that there has been no confirmation on this. Joshua Mayers has reported on Twitter that "the Sounders have no comment, but I didn't see [Sivebaek] at the end of practice" While we wait for confirmation regarding the fate of the big Dane, we can at least analyze the implications of this potential move.

The Rest

RoM Reads

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By Far The Greatest Team has republished Giles Oakley's article on the Manchester United players who have featured in the Olympics.

The Guardian reflects on the Glazers' failed plan.

The Telegraph talks about Ryan Giggs and Team GB.

Stretty News talks about the confirmation of Peter Schmeichel as United ambassador.

Take Cristiano Ronaldo from the streets of Madeira to international stardom in new Real Madrid app

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Real Madrid have launched a free iPhone and iPad app which challenges you to take three of the club's stars from childhood kickabouts to the Santiago Bernabeu. The game features Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil and Zinedine Zidane. You control one of the characters from their formative years in their hometown and complete a series of [.

Valencia Confirmed

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Indonesia have announced ticket details for their upcoming friendly against Valencia. The game will be played at Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on 4th August.

VVIP - 850,000 IDR
VIP West - 650,000 IDR
VIP East - 500,000 IDR
Category 1 - 200,000 IDR
Category 2 - 175,000 IDR
Category 3 - 65,000 IDR

Tickets apparently go on sale 20th July

There are also other games in the pipeline but no confirmation yet.

Marco Pappa to SC Heerenveen of Eredivisie (Netherlands' top football league)? Pasion Roja sure...

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Marco Pappa to SC Heerenveen of Eredivisie (Netherlands' top football league)? Pasion Roja sure thinks so. In addition to running with a confirmation, they even went ahead and photoshopped him in to a new jersey. Pasion Roja covers Marco Pappa's original team Municipal so it's not out of the question that they would have the inside contacts much like Wrong Side of the Pond broke the Chris Rolfe story.

Kinnear interested in ex-Rangers Sone Aluko?

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I've been debating whether this tidbit of transfer rumor deserves any traction from DynamoTheory or not. More and more sites are picking up on it, indicating there may be something more to it than just heresay and conjecture. As recently as yesterday, I began seeing reports on Twitter of interest in Sone Aluko, ex-Rangers left-footed Winger, from multiple clubs.

Kharkiv Da Da Da

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Decided to go for a curry after midnight to kill time before catching the 02.54 train to Kharkiv. Would you believe it, curry house closed!

So in the end found somewhere else and dashed across town in time to get the train from Kiev. Successfully negotiated the antiquated locker system and caught that train.