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Liverpool increase Tiago Llori interest after Sebastian Coates is ruled out for six months

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Liverpool will step-up their efforts to sign long-term target Tiago Llori after defender Sebastian Coates was ruled out of action for six months. Sporting Lisbon centre-back Llori has been on the Reds' radar for some time. But their hopes of signing him have been given fresh impetus by Coates' setback.

Why do we leave it so late?

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As the transfer window passed, there have been many claims about reported Tottenham targets that failed to materialise on deadline day itself. While the Joao Moutinho bid was common knowledge, there were also suggestions that Spurs had gone in late for Dimitar Berbatov and Alvaro Negredo.

"A club from England went to £20million on deadline day for Negredo," said Negredo's Chairman at Sevilla, Jose Maria del Nido.

Departures could add to a busy deadline day

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As we'd already seen with the proposed sale of Michael Dawson to QPR, it seems that few players are safe from AVB's clearout of Harry's men but just who will escape the deadline day cull?

Since the transfer window re-opened in June, the club has waved goodbye to Vedran Corluka, Steven Pienaar, Niko Kranjcar and Sebastien Bassong.

Will Spurs finally step up their chase for this striker?

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It's over a year now since Spurs were first linked with Internacional striker and Brazilian international Leandro Damiao after it was revealed that the club had made an official bid last summer.

Since then, the 23 year old's stock has risen and his asking price has undoubtedly increased too.

Spurs linked with French midfielder

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Harry's handwriting has been the butt of enough jokes in recent weeks but it's hard to resist the suggestion that it is responsible for Spurs going after Marvin Martin and not Marko Marin.

Stories began to emerge yesterday suggesting that the club were considering a bid for Sochaux midfielder and French international Martin after the player revealed that he is ready to head abroad.

Arsenal

Arsenal consider bids for Swansea’s Michu and Man City’s Edin Dzeko as Luis Suarez alternatives

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Arsenal are weighing up bids for Michu and Edin Dzeko as they prepare to accept that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will not join them this summer. With the Reds resolute in their determination not to sell to a Premier League rival, the Gunners are starting to look elsewhere for new striking options. The Daily Mirror [.

Manchester United set to sign Ezequiel Garay

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Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay is on the verge of becoming the first signing of David Moyes' managerial reign at Manchester United. The Argentina international isn't a Moyes signing as such, having been on the champions' radar for some time. But the incoming boss who starts his new job today is expected to give [.

Arsenal put on alert by Athletico Madrid striker

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Don't get too excited, it's not Falcao. However, all the media attention devoted to the Colombian striker, Radamel Falcao, could be a blessing. Madrid's other striker, Adrian Lopez Alvarez, has passed under the radar, despite hitting 11 goals in 18 European matches for the Spanish side. Commonly known as Adrian, the striker has declined to [.

Maroaune Chamakh linked with Fiorentina

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Marouane might go deep purple

The Arsenal striker who was something when Robin Van Persie was sitting out injured is being linked yet again with Besiktas. But he might go to the Violas who have been violated by Dimitar Berbatov who if reports are to be believed made them pay for him and his agent's airfare and then never showed up.

Manchester United Aiming To Beat Liverpool To Mexico Midfielder

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Manchester United is considering a £10million move for Mexico's Olympic star Hector Herrera.
The 22-year-old midfielder was the inspiration behind Mexico's gold medal victory and has been on United's radar for over a year with Liverpool also very keen.
Pachuca sporting director Andres Fassi has announced they had had a fresh approach from United requesting permission to approach the starlet who is nicknamed 'Zorro'.

Could Arsenal lose Alex Song to Barcelona?

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I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but there is a good chance that Barcelona will try to sign another of Arsenal's best midfielders this summer. Alex Song is on the radar of the Catalan club after they have all but abandoned their pursuit of Javi Martinez from Athletic Bilbao. Arsene Wenger [.

Mamadou Sakho ready to beef up the Arsenal defence?

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Sakho Back On Arsenal's Radar? It's obvious to every Arsenal fan that although it's great that we are spending and signing some top class players in attack, our defence is the same as it was last season and with 49 league goals conceded, it is clear that something needs improving. One defender that has been [.

Fulham and bookies

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One thing I've often wondered about is whether some teams are good value with bookmakers. It always seemed to me that Fulham could be had at really good odds on 0-0 draws, for instance, although these days, what with this newfangled attacking play of Martin Jol's, you never know where you are.

Fulham and bookies

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One thing I've often wondered about is whether some teams are good value with bookmakers. It always seemed to me that Fulham could be had at really good odds on 0-0 draws, for instance, although these days, what with this newfangled attacking play of Martin Jol's, you never know where you are.

I doubt very much that Arsenal would buy Ganso!

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Arsenal are in for Ganso? by KJ Rumours today are quite interesting to say the least. Arsenal are apparently in the running to sign the young Brazilian midfielder, Paulo Henrique Ganso. He currently is playing in the Brazilian league for Santos. Now, this kid sometimes goes under the radar because of the amount of interest [.

Juan Manuel Vargas In Dirk Kuyt Swap Deal

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Dirk Kuyt's imminent exit from Liverpool could be as part of a swap deal with Fiorentina for Juan Manuel Vargas.
The Serie A club is determined to land Kuyt during the summer transfer window, but face strong competition from Hamburg for his signature.
A clause in the Dutchman's contract means he can leave Anfield for just £1million, but Fiorentina apparently have another idea in mind.

New England Revolution

Thanks a Heap

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It galls me to say this, but here goes..."Thank you, Revs." And not just for ending Columbus' hot streak but for providing a timely reminder to United. The schedule-radar is congested with low hanging fruit, but this is precisely the time of year when teams with the pressure of post-season contention off their shoulders love to play the role of spoiler.

Five Things We Learned: Revolution vs. Fire

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If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again. And again. And again. And again seven more times.

After going winless in their last 10 regular season games, the Revolution finally handed the Fire a defeat during Saturday's 2-0 victory at Gillette Stadium.

While the Revs were pleased to snap the embarrassing streak, there were other storylines unfolding between the first and final chirps of the whistle.

Manchester United

Tricky start continues with tough trip to the South Coast for Fergie’s 1000th league fixture.

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Transfer deadline-day wheeling and dealing has distracted attention from this weekend's Premier League action, and as such, much of the prospective action has gone unmentioned. As a result, a momentous Manchester United milestone has drifted somewhat under the radar, as the Red Devils travel to St. Mary's for Sir Alex Ferguson's 1000 league match in [.

Liverpool To Offer £18 Million For United Midfield Target

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Liverpool is ready to go toe to toe with Manchester United for Benfica midfielder Nicolas Gaitan, according to Portuguese newspaper Record.
Gaitan has been heavily linked with Manchester United for some time now, and while he remains on the radar of the Old Trafford club, their interest has cooled sufficiently to give Liverpool hope they can land their man.

Rodgers Tracking French Goalkeeper

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Liverpool are exploring the possibility of signing France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as Pepe Reina continues to interest AC Milan, according to reports in France.
Reina, who has been at Liverpool since 2005, is on the radar of AC Milan, who are looking to replace the ageing Christian Abbiati.
New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is thought to be scouting potential replacements in the instance that the Spaniard leaves for the San Siro, and French newspaper Le 10 Sport believe he has his sights on Lloris.

Manchester City

Winonah de Jong: Jackie’s Best Dressed

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What's with that rando bum sculpture? Anyway. Image via jackieonline.nl Long before Winonah de Jong joined the Twitterverse and started sharing her supreme fashion sense with us she was on our radar. The wife of Manchester City man Nigel de Jong's wife first caught our attention when she wore this Stella McCartney lace jumpsuit.

Liverpool Eye City Defender

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Liverpool are reportedly lining up a move for Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott.
According to various English and European publications, new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers keen to broker a deal.
Despite forming part of a City rearguard that helped the club to their first Premier League crown, Lescott could be forced out of the club as Roberto Mancini looks to sign a new centre back.

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Only Fools and Horses

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Something that flew somewhat under the radar this past week was the announcement that Marcello Trotta has signed a new contract with the club. For those that reacted to news, the response was pretty muted, with many expressing a mild surprise that the club had seen sufficient talent and upside to offer new terms.

Only Fools and Horses

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Something that flew somewhat under the radar this past week was the announcement that Marcello Trotta has signed a new contract with the club. For those that reacted to news, the response was pretty muted, with many expressing a mild surprise that the club had seen sufficient talent and upside to offer new terms.

Delegation from Newcastle United in Holland

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It is thought that a delegation from Newcastle United, said to contain club secretary Lee Charnley, and Managing Director Derek Llambias, are in Holland this weekend to pursue a double swoop, or maybe even a trio of transfer deals.

Players in the club's radar who play their club football in Holland are Luuk de Jong, Douglas, and Vurnon Anita.

Delegation from Newcastle United in Holland

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It is thought that a delegation from Newcastle United, said to contain club secretary Lee Charnley, and Managing Director Derek Llambias, are in Holland this weekend to pursue a double swoop, or maybe even a trio of transfer deals.

Players in the club's radar who play their club football in Holland are Luuk de Jong, Douglas, and Vurnon Anita.

United clinch another signing

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According to the Daily Mail Manchester United have wrapped up yet another early summer signing. The Red Devils are set to unveil the signing of Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez, a relatively unknown young prospect that is now waiting on a UK work permit before he completes his paperwork.

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Welcome to the new Just Football!

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Welcome to the new Just Football! is a post from: Just Football

Having been created in late 2007, in February 2010 Just-Football.com was a simple football blog run on a simple Blogger template, slightly customised and with one of the worst banner header images ever known (why no-one pointed this out to me at the time I'll never know).

ROMAN'S STATEMENT OF INTENT - A NEW CHELSEA.

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I have to say Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea board have surprised me this week, they really have!.

Now I know with Euro 2012 coming up, the Top European clubs will be looking to get their summer signings done and dusted before the competition starts or shortly after if deals are already in place, but the fact that Chelsea have acted quickly has surprised me.

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Vorm On Rodgers’ Radar

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Swansea goalkeeper Michael Vorm is said to be on Liverpool's radar as doubts surround the future of Pepe Reina.
Reina has not made the best of starts to the new season and after dropping clangers against Hearts and Arsenal, reports have claimed Brendan Rodgers will target a new keeper in January if things do not improve.

Jake ready for competitive international bow

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Our own Jake Livermore continues to build on the best 12 months of his career and following on from his full England debut last month, Jake has been called into Roy Hodgson's squad to face Ukraine tomorrow night.

With Theo Walcott and Adam Johnson returning to their clubs after injury, there was a need for reinforcements in midfield and although the best that he can hope for is a subs place, it's further recognition of Livermore's progress.

Guy to Join Guam National Team

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On Wednesday, Revolution midfielder Ryan Guy announced his intentions of joining the Guam National Team. (Photo: Kari Heistad)

Ryan Guy may not be on Jurgen Klinsmann's radar, but that won't stop the Revolution midfielder from earning his first international cap before the close of the calendar year.

Justin Bieber wants to create the world’s most hated football team

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Football fans can sort of handle Justin Bieber. There is very little crossover between Bieber fans and football fans, so he can stay very much off our radar, which is absolutely ideal. But maybe not for much longer. The woefully cheesy Canadian moron is considering setting up his own football team, and to make it [.

As big names pour into Brazil, is it time to change the Brasileiro's foreigner rule?

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By Stefan Kelly

Pablo Guiñazu, Andrés D'Alessandro, Mario Bolatti, Jesus Datolo and now Diego Forlán. These are the five non-Brazilians Porto Alegre club Internacional now have on their books in what is an extremely strong squad, including Brazilian internationals Oscar and Leandro Damião.

The Champions' Coach

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A few eyebrows were raised, a few heads scratched and a few foreheads furrowed when Sriwijaya appointed Kas Hartadi as their coach for the 2011/2012. Kas who, or Kas siapa, was the general response to the man charged with consigning Ivan Kolev's trophyless campaign to history.

On paper it was a strange decision.

Who will win Euro 2012?

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Euro 2012 kicks off on Friday, with Poland playing Greece and Russia facing the Czech Republic in the opening matches of the highly anticipated tournament.

None of the four are favored to be crowned European champions, though, as that distinction largely belongs to defending European and World Cup champion Spain and prime contenders Germany and Netherlands, while France is also a popular selection to complete a return to glory.