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Liverpool Agree £142m To Flog Philippe Coutinho To Barcelona, Official Announcement Expected ‘Within Hours’

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It's on. Several well-placed sources are reporting that Liverpool have struck a deal with Barcelona that will see Philippe Coutinho join the Catalans in exchange for€160million (about £142million).

Liverpool were hoping to fend off Barca's advances until the summer but it would appear that the relentless pestering has worn down their resolve.

Outstanding: La Liga Simply Refuse To Accept Payment From PSG To Prevent (Or At Least Stall) Neymar Leaving Barcelona

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Neymar's imminent £198million move from Barcelona to PSG has hit a very minor, minor snag in that La Liga are flat-out refusing to accept the Ligue 1 club's payment.

La Liga are protesting against PSG exploiting what they have called "financial doping" to purloin one of their biggest stars, blocking the payment on the grounds that it violates UEFA Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules and it just isn't bloody fair.

Mixed Feelings: Farewell to Pienaar

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They Think It's All Over... considers the pros and cons of Pienaar's move to Tottenham from an Evertonian perspective.

Darren Bent joins Aston Villa from rival Sunderland

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LONDON, England Aston Villa has signed Darren Bent from Premier League rival Sunderland for what it says is a club-record transfer fee. Villa didn't disclose financial details Tuesday but announced that the England striker has signed a contract through to June 2015. British media is reporting that Bent's fee would be at least 18 [.

Marseille misfit Gignac finally hits target

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PARIS, France — French international striker Andre-Pierre Gignac finally justified his 18-million-euro transfer fee on Sunday when he scored his first home league goal for champions Marseille in a 2-1 victory over Bordeaux. It was only Gignac's second league strike of the season his first was at St Etienne in October although he [.

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Redknapp confirms Tottenham’s failed bid for Adam

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LIVERPOOL, England Harry Redknapp has confirmed Tottenham came agonisingly close to signing Charlie Adam from Blackpool. Adam has become one of the most talked about players in the Premier League, with Blackpool fending off a string of bids from Liverpool for the midfielder. Having stood firm in the face of bids from Liverpool, Blackpool [.

Reds complete Andy Carroll deal

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LIVERPOOL, England Andy Carroll has completed his transfer from Newcastle United to Liverpool FC and signed a 5 and a half-year-deal that will keep him at Anfield until 2016. The Club agreed a record transfer fee with Newcastle earlier in the day for the transfer of the England international striker.

LIVERPOOL SIGN SUAREZ FOR 5,5 YEARS

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LIVERPOOL, England Luis Suarez has today completed his transfer from Ajax to Liverpool FC and signed a 5 and a half-year-deal that will keep him at Anfield until 2016. The club agreed a fee of up to 26.5million Euros with Ajax for the transfer of the Uruguayan international on Friday. The deal was subject [.

ANDY CARROLL TO LIVERPOOL

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LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom — Liverpool has agreed to pay a club-record fee to Newcastle for striker Andy Carroll. If the Reds complete the signing of the England international, it paves the way for Spain striker Fernando Torres to leave Anfield for Chelsea. A Liverpool statement says the club has had an offer accepted for Carroll [.

Luis Suarez passes Liverpool medical

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LIVERPOOL, England Luis Suarez is set to complete his transfer to Liverpool on Monday after he passed his medical and agreed terms with the club. The Reds have announced that all necessary medical checks have been carried out on the Ajax striker, with a statement on their website confirming: "Luis Suarez has successfully passed [.

Reds agree Suarez deal

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LIVERPOOL, England Liverpool Football Club announced that they had agreed a fee of up to 26.5million Euros with Ajax for the transfer of Luis Suarez, subject to the completion of a medical. The Club have now been given permission by Ajax to discuss personal terms with the player and his representatives.

Pienaar snubs moves to Tottenham and Chelsea

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Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has snubbed a move to Tottenham Hotspur days after agreeing to join the club. Pienaar had also held talks with Chelsea over a move but instead is said to have agreed to move to a "major European side" according Sky Sports News. The South African has been a long term target [.

Cesc Backs Thomas and Tomas to Shine

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While Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has clearly enjoyed his Spain side cruise to the World Cup 2010 finals with a perfect record (and no goals conceded at home), he has spoken to Arsenal.com to offer some backing to a couple of his teammates who won't be appearing in the showpiece event next summer.

Rafa Buoyed by Return of the Two A’s

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Daniel Agger is generally known to Barclays Premier League fans as a technically gifted Danish defender whose progress has often been halted by injuries. Similarly, Alberto Aquilani is usually perceived by English fans as an immensely creative Italian midfielder who has often been deceived by his proneness to injuries.

Shameless Barca Continue Cesc Pursuit

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Barcelona may be the treble winners last season. In addition, they may also be the side with arguably the most potent attack in Europe, comprising of the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thierry Henry, Bojan Krkic, and FIFA World Player of the Year hopeful Lionel Messi. On top of that, they also possess one of the most powerful midfield combinations in the continent in the form of Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez.

Nicklas Bendtner: ‘Accidentally’ Slammed

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The title to this article might suggest that I am providing some late coverage on Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner's recent car accident while driving to practice in his Aston Martin. In reality, though, this article is written in vehement defense of the player, who has certainly had more than his fair share of critics, to put it bluntly.

This Weekend’s Winners and Losers

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With yet another exciting Premier League weekend in the books it's time to review this weekend's winners and losers.

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Robbie Keane emerges from this weekend as the biggest winner. The Tottenham striker has had a relatively quiet start to the season, oftentimes playing second fiddle to the red hot Jermain Defoe.

Are You Ready for FIFA 10?

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With the arrival of the weekend, football fans across the world are returning to following their respective teams in another series of cracking fixtures. However, excitement is going to reach a whole different level next weekend, when the much awaited FIFA 10 releases in Australia (October 1) and Europe (October 2).

Can Diamanti Emulate Di Canio?

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Can Diamanti emulate Di Canio?

Can West Ham United's new Italian talent have the same impact on the Hammers as club legend Paolo Di Canio did between 1999 and 2003? Gianfranco Zola signed Alessandro Diamanti for a fee of around £6 million in the summer. Big money for an untested player especially in light of West Ham's supposed financial handicap.

Reds Seek to Continue the Momentum

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There is no denying that Liverpool F.C. is the form team in the Barclays Premier League at the moment. Rafa's Reds have defied all odds to overcome a frustrating start to the campaign and surprisingly, the Steven Gerrard - Fernando Torres pairing isn't exclusively responsible for leading the revival.

Long Road Ahead for the Cottagers

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There is absolutely no doubt that Fulham's gritty displays of late are deserving of their newfound reputation as the people's club in the Premier League. The masses can relate to their mid-sized squad and down-to-earth players while tourists from all over the world simply cannot resist the amazing atmosphere at the conveniently located Craven Cottage.

Emmanuel Adebayor: A Huge Disgrace

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This weekend's headlines were stolen by Emmauel Adebayor even before a ball was kicked. Saturday morning, Adebayor finally lashed out at his former club Arsenal, moments before the Gunners kicked-off a challenging visit to the Eastlands.

FiFPro Chief Calls for U18 Transfer Ban

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Last week's biggest headline was the announcement that Chelsea have been handed a transfer ban. The Blues are accused of illegally tapping up former Lens youngster Gael Kakuta, and the ruling has sparked controversy all around the world of football. Manchester United appear to be the next club on the chopping block as French club Le Havre are accusing the Premiership champions of tapping up 16 year old Paul Pogba.

Thursday Throwdown: A to Z

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Another week of Premiership action is now in the books, and Thursday means one thing: it's time for the Thursday Throwdown from A to Z. Here we go...

AÂ is for Anelka. Chelsea fans should be counting their lucky stars that both Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba are in spectacular form.

The Eduardo Witch Hunt: A True Story

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A great majority of the football world has grown used to laughing off Arsene Wenger's dramatic remarks over major incidents in recent years. This is precisely why the Arsenal manager was largely ignored when he labeled the accusations over Gunners striker Eduardo's recent "dive" against Celtic as a "witch-hunt".

Dropping Carra - A Big Mistake

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Stability. Composure. Quality. These are just a few adjectives that England's defense certainly doesn't deserve based on the Three Lions' 2-2 draw against Holland in their most recent international fixture. However, only the aforementioned adjectives can do justice to one defender that England's system failed to recognize.

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Evra: Big Silence at United

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Patrice Evra has told reporters of the pain that him and his United teammates are feeling following their 2-0 loss to rivals Liverpool. United were defeated by a Fernando Torres goal, and a late David N'gog goal added salt to United's wounds.

"Normally when United play we create at least five or six clear chances, but we only had the one when Valencia hit the crossbar.

Magpies Set for Litmus Test

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The first defeat of the season is always the most tricky one to deal with. Perhaps that explains why some feel that the earlier it comes, the better. At the beginning of the 2007-08 season, a determined young Arsenal squad made a typically flying start to the campaign.

Burley Earns His Second Chance

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With the commencement of the UEFA Champions League group stages this midweek, an important piece of news was relegated to the back of most reporting outlets. Perhaps another reason behind the lack of coverage for the story in question was the refusal, on part of most football lovers, to recollect any part of the uninspiring internationals break.

Skipper Terry: The Difference Maker?

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Some moments are never meant to be forgotten. The entire world of football witnessed one such shocking moment a little less than two years ago in London. On a rainy evening at Wembley, hosts England were expected to advance to the finals of Euro 2008 with just a draw needed against visiting Croatia.

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Steven Pienaar tweets: I’m going to Spurs

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LONDON, England  — South Africa midfielder Steven Pienaar has announced on Twitter that he will be joining Tottenham from Premier League rival Everton. Pienaar, who was also in talks with Chelsea after refusing to sign a new contract at Everton, posts on Twitter "to end speculation I am going to Spurs.

Video: The Miss of the Season

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In case you missed it, the match between Croatia's Dinamo Zagreb and Cibalia featured the undisputed miss of the season. Dinamo striker Ilija Sivonjić found himself inches (literally) from the Cibalia goal with the ball right at his feet, but his miscue astonished all onlookers.

Now, in all of its glory, you get to see the miss of the season.