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Transfer Window Review: Crystal Palace

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Bannan just minutes after putting pen to paper. Crystal Palace FC (@Official_CPFC) September 2, 2013 Five word review: Where's the TV money gone? In: Dwight Gayle (Peterborough, £6m), Adrian Mariappa (Reading, £3m), Jack Hunt (Huddersfield, £2m), Jimmy Kébé (Reading, £2m), Jose Campana (Sevilla, £1.

Transfer Window Review: Everton

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BARRY DELIGHT: England international speaks to evertontv upon signing for the Blues! #EFC Official Everton (@Everton) September 3, 2013 Five word review: Are you Wigan in disguise? In: James McCarthy (Wigan, £13m), Arouna Koné (Wigan, £6m), Joel Robles (Atletico Madrid, £2m), Antolín Alcaraz (Wigan, Free), Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona, Loan), Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea, [.


Gareth Bale signs for Real Madrid… fan

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#Bale.. #realmadrid RealMadrid CF France (@ReaMadridFrance) August 14, 2013 Spurs star Gareth Bale has put pen-to-paper on a Real Madrid fan's autograph book. In a probably poorly timed autograph session, the 24-year-old gave his signature to a Real fan who had followed him during his international duty with Wales.

Highly-rated Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake signs new five-year deal

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Chelsea starlet Nathan Ake has put pen to paper on a new five-year contract at the club. And he's posted a photograph of him signing the deal on Instagram for you all to see. He wrote: "Happy to have signed a new 5 year contract." The 18-year-old found himself on the fringes of Rafa Benitez's [...]

Jose Mourinho signs Chelsea deal

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Jose Mourinho has signed a contract and will become the new Chelsea manager, according to reports in The Sun. The Special One is said to have put pen to paper on the deal during his two-day visit to the UK earlier this week, when he was spotted attending the Championship play-off final. The newspaper quotes [.

Chelsea’s Frank Lampard signs new deal at last… but only to become a children’s author

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Chelsea fans have been desperately hoping Frank Lampard would be putting pen to paper soon... but not to become an author of children's books. The veteran midfielder has agreed a five-book deal with publisher Little Brown. The series, called Frankie's Magic Football, will be aimed at children aged five and above.

Video: Lionel Messi signs his new Barcelona contract

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Lionel Messi has put pen-to-paper on a deal that will keep him at Barcelona until June 2018. It was well known that the new contract was in the pipeline, but the Argentine star officially signed the paperwork in front of the cameras yesterday afternoon. He told Barca's website: "I said it before in Europe [.

US U-20 Cody Cropper Signs with Premiership Club Southampton

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Former Ipswich Town FC reserve team player Cody Cropper has signed with Premiership club Southampton. Cropper broke the news on Twitter this morning saying, "Officially put pen to paper at a premiership club!! #privileged #buzzing" Terms of the deal have not yet been made public but it's believed to be a 2-year contract.


Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard set to sign new contract

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Steven Gerrard will sign a new two-year contract at Liverpool within the next 24 hours. The Reds skipper is in the final 12 months of his current deal, but the 33-year-old will put pen to paper on his new contract later today or tomorrow. The extension will keep him at Anfield beyond his 35th birthday [.

Walcott will sign new deal with Arsenal

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23-year old England international and speed merchant Theo Walcott will soon put pen to paper on a new contract that ensures he will be a Gunner for years to come. There had been rumours that the player was undecided and was being courted by Liverpool and Chelsea, but he has decided to commit his future [.

Bellamy Joins Cardiff City

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Cardiff City has signed forward Craig Bellamy from Liverpool on a two-year contract.
Sky Sports revealed earlier on Friday that the Bluebirds were in negotiations with the Wales international, and discussions have now come to fruition.
Bellamy officially put pen to paper on Friday after having successfully undergone a medical on Thursday.

Liverpool Target Snubs Anfield Interest To Pen New Deal

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Borussia Dortmund star Jakub Blaszczykowski has snubbed rumoured interest from Liverpool, by agreeing a new four-year deal with the Bundesliga champions.
In a statement on Dortmund's official website, it was announced that the Polish international put pen to paper over a new long-term deal, effectively ending any such chances Liverpool had of luring him to Anfield.

Rodgers Backs Borini To Shine

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes that the club's fans will "love" new signing Fabio Borini.
The Reds and Roma have finalised a deal, which will see Borini put pen to paper on a long-term contract at Anfield, worth approximately £7.9 million.
"Fabio fits the model of what we're trying to do in building not only for now, but also for the future," Rodgers told Liverpool's website.

Fabio Borini completes Liverpool move

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Liverpool have today confirmed they have completed the signing of AS Roma forward Fabio Borini.

The Italy international has put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Reds after agreeing terms and passing a medical at Melwood.

In joining the club, Borini becomes Brendan Rodgers' first signing as Liverpool manager.

Rodgers Eyes Gylfi Raid

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New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted he is ready to steal Gylfi Sigurdsson from under the noses of former club Swansea.
Swansea are close to securing the signing of Sigurdsson, who impressed on loan last season, after agreeing a fee with Hoffenheim and personal terms with the player.
However, Sigurdsson has yet to put pen-to-paper on a deal with Swansea alerting Rodgers to make a move to bring the Icelandic international to Anfield.

English Premier League

Who Are Ya? Jozy Altidore (Sunderland)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Jozy Altidore Age: 23 Position: Striker Signed from: AZ Alkmaar Fee: Undisclosed (rumoured £6million) Did you know? Altidore's £5.7million move from New York Red Bulls to Villarreal in 2008 remains the most expensive MLS sale. What's the deal?

Gonzalo Higuain on his way to London to complete Arsenal move

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Widespread reports in Argentina suggest that Gonzalo Higuain is travelling to Arsenal to put pen to paper on his contract with the club. The Real Madrid man is believed to have verbally agreed a three-year contract £100,000 a week. The move has been in the offing for some time and the player has been cleared [.

Is Simon Mignolet really the difference between Liverpool qualifying for the Champions League or not?

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Liverpool completed the £9 million signing of Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet earlier this week. A decent signing, we can probably all agree. The Belgian has acquitted himself very well in his time at the Stadium of Light. The 25-year-old has gone from Black Cats benchwarmer to one of the best keepers in the Premier League [.

Liverpool Defender Commits Future To Club

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has committed his long term future to the club by agreeing a new deal.
The 27 year-old put pen to paper on a contract extension, as talk began to swirl that he could be on his way out of Anfield.
The Slovakian international, who joined Liverpool in 2008, had been linked with a surprise switch to Premier League rivals Manchester City in recent months, after he refused to comment on his future.

Summing up the summer: Aston Villa

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Arguably the biggest shake up at Villa Park over the summer was the sacking of Alex McLeish and hiring of new boss and ex Norwich manager Paul Lambert . Lambert's goal: to return the villains to the heights of European qualification that they reached under Martin O'Neill not so long ago.

Villa's transfer dealings have seen them restructure their entire defense.

Death to the “long-term contract”

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The two biggest stories of the day in the world of football have both involved the inking of a particularly irksome new footballing cliche: the "long-term contract". Over the last year or two, the "long-term contract" has become a favoured piece of paperwork among the Premier League elite. Today both Santi Cazorla, signing for Arsenal, [.

Guzan ready to challenge for starting spot at Aston Villa

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CHESTER, Pa. -- Brad Guzan has spent four years as a backup goalkeeper at Aston Villa. But this year, as he and his club prepare for a new Premier League season, the starting spot could be within reach.

Earlier this week, Guzan put pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him at Aston Villa for at least the next three years.

Borini Makes Reds Move

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Liverpool have announced that Fabio Borini will be turning out at Anfield next season, with the striker having completed a move from Serie A outfit Roma.
The Italy international has passed a medical and signed a long-term contract.
His arrival on Merseyside makes him Brendan Rodgers' first signing since taking the Reds' managerial reins.

Borini Knew He Would Be Back

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Fabio Borini has expressed his delight at securing a return to English football with Liverpool, while Brendan Rodgers has saluted his first Reds signing.
Italy international Borini has completed a switch to Anfield after passing a medical and putting pen to paper on a long-term contract.
His arrival on Merseyside from Italian outfit Roma offers him the chance to work closely with Rodgers again, a man he knows well from his days with Chelsea and Swansea City.

Johnson Signs for Hughes

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Andy Johnson has signed a two-year contract at Queens Park Rangers, after agreeing to join the club on a free transfer, on July 1.

The Fulham striker will join former manager, Mark Hughes, and striker partner, Bobby Zamora, at his new club, as he tries to rekindle some of the form that led to him earning eight caps for England before a bad run of recent injuries.

Chris Hughton appointed manager at Norwich City

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Chris Hughton is the new Norwich City manager after the departure of Paul Lambert. Hughton had been managing Birmingham City and led to the promotion playoffs where they lost to Blackpool. He previously manager Newcastle Untied in the EPL and his sacking in December 2010 was a surprise to many.

Sigurdsson Could Follow Rodgers

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Gylfi Sigurdsson does not see himself signing a permanent deal at Swansea and he would be interested in joining Liverpool but he has not yet spoken to Brendan Rodgers regarding a possible move to Anfield.
After arriving in January, the attack-minded Iceland midfielder took the Premier League by storm while on loan at Swansea from Hoffenheim and he seemed set to agree a long-term contract at the Liberty Stadium.

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TweetManchester United have completed the signing of Borussia Dortmund striker Shinji Kagawa whose presence in the Premier League is sure to be an exciting one. The Red Devils paid £12 million for the Japanese star and once a medical and work permit have been completed, will put pen-to-paper in a five-year deal.


Backpage Roundup: Song Officially Gone, Cazorla Wants More Signings, Spurs Target Chamakh, Sahin Deal Stalls and More

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Barcelona Complete Song Signing

Alexandre Song is officially off Arsenal's books as his £15 million transfer to FC Barcelona has been completed.

The 24-year-old midfielder cleared his medical test with flying colours on Monday before putting pen to paper on a five-year deal with his new club.

Manchester United complete signing of Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie

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Arsenal skipper Robin Van Persie has officially completed his transfer to Manchester United. The 29-year-old passed a medical and has now put pen to paper on a four-year contract. Van Persie told United's website: "It's an honour to sign for Manchester United. I am looking forward to following in the footsteps of so many great [.

Cazorla Officially Signing For Arsenal?

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Most Recent Developments A lot of rumours and news emerging during this week. Transfers are being completed. Chelsea unfortunately signed yet another midfielder, the Brazilian playmaker Oscar. Don't be jealous, because the news coming out of the woodwork in regards to Arsenal is that Cazorla is going to be putting pen to paper and becoming [.

RVP: Time to come clean over Arsenal future

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It's the question STILL on every Arsenal fan's lips as the summer drags on: Will Robin Van Persie stay with the Gunners? I have always thought he will commit to a new deal at the Emirates and I feel slightly more confident in that belief having perused Arsene Wenger's latest assessment of the Dutchman and his contribution to Holland's failed Euro2012 challenge.

Manchester United

Another year, Another Arsenal Saga. Is this though their most beneficial sale?

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So this year's Emirates transfer saga is finally over, as RVP will put pen to paper on a four year deal for arch rivals Manchester United. Gooners fans have been on an emotional rollercoaster with this story all summer long, with many Arsenal fans stating their former golden boy "wasn't
that good" and the classic "he's injury prone".

Can Nick Powell be the Central Midfielder United fans Crave?

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When Nick Powell put pen to paper and signed for Manchester United, many were puzzled by Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to invest on an unproven, albeit highly talented, youngster rather than splashing the cash on a central midfielder of proven quality. The jury is and will be out for some time but the former Crewe [.

Mark Hughes

QPR Report Thursday: Taarabt Staying?... Flashback QPR's 250,000th & What It MEANS to be QPR Supporter...Alan McDonald's Funeral Today in Northern Ireland

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- Previous Michael Wale Interviews (all from the Bushman Archives)


- QPR REPORT MESSAGEBOARD - Visit the cutting-edge, football-only, QPR Report messageboard (and see items you won't usually read elsewhere
- All Photos Taken from the Brilliant Bushman Photo Archives viewable on QPR Report Photo Archives____________________________________________________________________________
- Alan McDonald - His Funeral Today at Noon at a Church in Northern Ireland.

QPR Report Tuesday Snippets and Flashbacks...Chelsea Damage Champions League Trophy!

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- Chelsea Staffers Damage The Champions League Trophy!

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- Above Photos from the Bushman Archives.

The Rest

Suarez Signs Reds Extension

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Liverpool has confirmed that Luis Suarez has committed his long-term future to the club by penning a contract extension.
Sky Sports revealed earlier that the Uruguay international was poised to agree fresh terms with the Reds.
An agreement has now been thrashed out, just 24 hours after Suarez re-joined the Reds fold following his involvement at the 2012 Olympics.

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Before most fans had ever heard of Massimo Luongo, his first appearance in the Spurs spotlight was to miss the vital penalty in our Carling Cup tie with Stoke last season. With apologies for even mentioning that, it's pleasing to report that the player's reputation enhanced throughout the remainder of the campaign.

Are You Listening, Mr Pardew?

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West Ham United have officially announced the signing of Mali international forward Modibo Maiga. The 24-year-old joins the Hammers from French side FC Sochaux-Montbeliard for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £5million, putting pen to paper on a four-year contract with an option for a further two years.

Could Arsenal afford to lose RVP this summer?

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Let me start of by stating that I sincerely hope that Robin van Persie decides to put pen to paper and commits his long-term future to Arsenal Football Club Club.

He's been a fantastic player throughout his career, giving us some breathtaking moments and despite having spent a considerable amount of time on the treatment table last season showed us, if he can stay fit for an entire league campaign, he's easily one of the best strikers in the world.