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James Milner will wear number 7 shirt at Liverpool

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James Milner has revealed that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was a major factor in his move to Anfield where he hopes to win "a trophy cabinet full of medals".

The 29-year-old midfielder completed the move from Manchester City this summer after his contract expired at the Etihad Stadium.

Milner had talks with City, who were keen to keep hold of him, while he was also linked with a move to Arsenal two clubs who arguably have a greater chance of winning silverware than the Reds in the upcoming season.

James Milner will wear number 7 shirt at Liverpool

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James Milner has revealed that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was a major factor in his move to Anfield where he hopes to win "a trophy cabinet full of medals".

The 29-year-old midfielder completed the move from Manchester City this summer after his contract expired at the Etihad Stadium.

Milner had talks with City, who were keen to keep hold of him, while he was also linked with a move to Arsenal two clubs who arguably have a greater chance of winning silverware than the Reds in the upcoming season.

Man United target Morgan Schneiderlin misses first day of Southampton’s training

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Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has told Manchester United they will need to improve on their initial offer for Morgan Schneiderlin if they want to sign the French midfielder this summer.

Koeman confirmed the Saints had received a bid from Old Trafford for Schneiderlin, who was absent from the club's first training session of the new season on Monday, but said "it wasn't serious".

Man United target Morgan Schneiderlin misses first day of Southampton’s training

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Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has told Manchester United they will need to improve on their initial offer for Morgan Schneiderlin if they want to sign the French midfielder this summer.

Koeman confirmed the Saints had received a bid from Old Trafford for Schneiderlin, who was absent from the club's first training session of the new season on Monday, but said "it wasn't serious".

Iker Casillas to leave Real Madrid and join FC Porto, says report

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas is set and join FC Porto this week, according to a report from Spanish State television RTVE.

The report states the transfer could become official in the next few days. The intention is for Real Madrid to conclude the move before the team returns to training on Friday.

Iker Casillas to leave Real Madrid and join FC Porto, says report

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas is set and join FC Porto this week, according to a report from Spanish State television RTVE.

The report states the transfer could become official in the next few days. The intention is for Real Madrid to conclude the move before the team returns to training on Friday.

Lukas Podolski seals move from Arsenal to Galatasaray

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Galatasaray have announced the signing of Lukas Podolski from Arsenal, with the Germany international signing an initial three-year deal.

Podolski, 30, was expected to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer having slipped down the pecking order following the arrivals of players such as Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Lukas Podolski seals move from Arsenal to Galatasaray

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Galatasaray have announced the signing of Lukas Podolski from Arsenal, with the Germany international signing an initial three-year deal.

Podolski, 30, was expected to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer having slipped down the pecking order following the arrivals of players such as Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Sergio Ramos will explain details of his fallout with Real Madrid at the right time

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Despite initial concerns from fans, it has become quite apparent that Sergio Ramos is not using Manchester United as leverage to receive an improved deal for Real Madrid.

Ramos has told the club officials that he wants them to negotiate a transfer with United and United only. The 29-year-oldis also insisting that his future be resolved before July 12, the dateReal Madrid is scheduled toleave for Australia to begin its preseason tour.

Sergio Ramos will explain details of his fallout with Real Madrid at the right time

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Despite initial concerns from fans, it has become quite apparent that Sergio Ramos is not using Manchester United as leverage to receive an improved deal for Real Madrid.

Ramos has told the club officials that he wants them to negotiate a transfer with United and United only. The 29-year-oldis also insisting that his future be resolved before July 12, the dateReal Madrid is scheduled toleave for Australia to begin its preseason tour.

Tom Ince completes transfer from Hull to Derby County

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Derby have completed the permanent signing of Tom Ince from Hull.

The 23-year-old winger, who had a spell on loan with the Rams last season, has agreed a four-year contract after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

County head coach Paul Clement told the club website: "I'm delighted that we have been able to sign Tom on a permanent basis.

Tom Ince completes transfer from Hull to Derby County

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Derby have completed the permanent signing of Tom Ince from Hull.

The 23-year-old winger, who had a spell on loan with the Rams last season, has agreed a four-year contract after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

County head coach Paul Clement told the club website: "I'm delighted that we have been able to sign Tom on a permanent basis.

Ian Ayre says Liverpool can still afford to buy top players

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Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre insists the club can still buy top players within the remit of their "smart and sustainable" transfer policy and a lack of Champions League football does not affect that.

The Reds have already made considerable strides with their summer recruitment plans with six first-team signings already in place, including Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino, whose £29million deal will make him their second most expensive signing.

Ian Ayre says Liverpool can still afford to buy top players

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Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre insists the club can still buy top players within the remit of their "smart and sustainable" transfer policy and a lack of Champions League football does not affect that.

The Reds have already made considerable strides with their summer recruitment plans with six first-team signings already in place, including Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino, whose £29million deal will make him their second most expensive signing.

UEFA lift Manchester City and PSG transfer spending restrictions

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Manchester City have had their restrictions on transfer spending and UEFA Champions League squad size lifted after meeting their financial fair play target, UEFA has announced.

City were ordered to play in last year's Champions League with only 21 players in the squad and spending on new signings in last summer's transfer window was capped at £49million as punishment for breaching FFP rules.

UEFA lift Manchester City and PSG transfer spending restrictions

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Manchester City have had their restrictions on transfer spending and UEFA Champions League squad size lifted after meeting their financial fair play target, UEFA has announced.

City were ordered to play in last year's Champions League with only 21 players in the squad and spending on new signings in last summer's transfer window was capped at £49million as punishment for breaching FFP rules.

QPR reject £12 million bid from Leicester for striker Charlie Austin

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Managerless Leicester have had a bid of £12million for QPR striker Charlie Austin rejected, Press Association Sport understands.

The 25-year-old forward scored 18 Premier League goals for the Rs last season but could not help keep the west London club in the top flight.

Austin, who was in Roy Hodgson's England squad for last month's fixtures with the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia, is entering the final year of his current deal at Loftus Road but QPR are not prepared to lower their valuation of one of their prized assets.

QPR reject £12 million bid from Leicester for striker Charlie Austin

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Managerless Leicester have had a bid of £12million for QPR striker Charlie Austin rejected, Press Association Sport understands.

The 25-year-old forward scored 18 Premier League goals for the Rs last season but could not help keep the west London club in the top flight.

Austin, who was in Roy Hodgson's England squad for last month's fixtures with the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia, is entering the final year of his current deal at Loftus Road but QPR are not prepared to lower their valuation of one of their prized assets.

Lukas Podolski set for Arsenal departure

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Lukas Podolski looks set to leave Arsenal this summer after his agent claimed the Germany international has been given permission to find a new club.

The 30-year-old forward moved to the Emirates three years ago but struggled to hold down a place in Arsene Wenger's side spending the second part of last season on loan at Inter Milan.

Lukas Podolski set for Arsenal departure

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Lukas Podolski looks set to leave Arsenal this summer after his agent claimed the Germany international has been given permission to find a new club.

The 30-year-old forward moved to the Emirates three years ago but struggled to hold down a place in Arsene Wenger's side spending the second part of last season on loan at Inter Milan.

Nicolas Otamendi will not be Sergio Ramos’ replacement at Real Madrid, says agent

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Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi will not be Sergio Ramos' replacement at Real Madrid next season, according to the player's agent.

Otamendi has expressed his desire to leave Spain this summer withManchester United beingtipped to be the Argentine center-back's next destination.

According to numerous reports, the 27-year-old has already agreed personal terms with Unitedand will make around£6 million per season once the English club meets Valencia's£35 million valuation of the defender.

Nicolas Otamendi will not be Sergio Ramos’ replacement at Real Madrid, says agent

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Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi will not be Sergio Ramos' replacement at Real Madrid next season, according to the player's agent.

Otamendi has expressed his desire to leave Spain this summer withManchester United beingtipped to be the Argentine center-back's next destination.

According to numerous reports, the 27-year-old has already agreed personal terms with Unitedand will make around£6 million per season once the English club meets Valencia's£35 million valuation of the defender.

Arda Turan dismisses reports linking him with Barcelona move

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has moved to quickly dismiss reports emanating from Spain linking him with a switch to Barcelona.

Earlier today, the Catalan daily SPORT reported that the Turkey international hadsnubbed a reported move to England (specifically Chelsea) in order to link up with the reigning champions of Spain and Europe next season.

Arda Turan dismisses reports linking him with Barcelona move

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has moved to quickly dismiss reports emanating from Spain linking him with a switch to Barcelona.

Earlier today, the Catalan daily SPORT reported that the Turkey international hadsnubbed a reported move to England (specifically Chelsea) in order to link up with the reigning champions of Spain and Europe next season.

Southampton in Toby Alderweireld talks about permanent move

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Southampton have opened talks with Atletico Madrid over a permanent move for central defender Toby Alderweireld.

Amid speculation that Tottenham are ready to hijack their attempts to land the 26-year-old Belgium international, Press Association Sport understands Southampton are hoping to steal a march on other interested parties having already entered into negotiations with the Spanish outfit.

Southampton in Toby Alderweireld talks about permanent move

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Southampton have opened talks with Atletico Madrid over a permanent move for central defender Toby Alderweireld.

Amid speculation that Tottenham are ready to hijack their attempts to land the 26-year-old Belgium international, Press Association Sport understands Southampton are hoping to steal a march on other interested parties having already entered into negotiations with the Spanish outfit.

Arda Turan snubs Chelsea move in favor of Barcelona switch, says report

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has snubbed a move to Chelsea in favor of joining Barcelona, according to a report from the Catalan daily SPORT.

Just a few days ago, it was believed that Chelsea had secured the services of the Turkey international with the understanding that left-back Filipe Luis would eventually move the other way in a return to Atletico Madrid.

Arda Turan snubs Chelsea move in favor of Barcelona switch, says report

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has snubbed a move to Chelsea in favor of joining Barcelona, according to a report from the Catalan daily SPORT.

Just a few days ago, it was believed that Chelsea had secured the services of the Turkey international with the understanding that left-back Filipe Luis would eventually move the other way in a return to Atletico Madrid.

Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates signs for Sunderland

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Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat secured his first signing on Wednesday evening when Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates completed a permanent switch to the Stadium of Light.

The 24-year-old Uruguay international, who had a year remaining on his contract at Anfield, has signed a four-year deal and joins for an undisclosed fee understood to be in the region of B£2million.

Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates signs for Sunderland

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Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat secured his first signing on Wednesday evening when Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates completed a permanent switch to the Stadium of Light.

The 24-year-old Uruguay international, who had a year remaining on his contract at Anfield, has signed a four-year deal and joins for an undisclosed fee understood to be in the region of B£2million.

Southampton terminate Dani Osvaldo’s contract and count £25million cost to the club

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Dani Osvaldo's expensive spell at Southampton is over, although it has come at a cost of around £25million to the club.

Much had been expected of the 29-year-old after he swapped Roma for the south coast of England in August 2013, joining in a club-record deal that could have been worth up to £14.

Southampton terminate Dani Osvaldo’s contract and count £25million cost to the club

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Dani Osvaldo's expensive spell at Southampton is over, although it has come at a cost of around £25million to the club.

Much had been expected of the 29-year-old after he swapped Roma for the south coast of England in August 2013, joining in a club-record deal that could have been worth up to £14.

Swansea City sign Portuguese striker Eder for £6 million

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Swansea have announced the signing of Portugal striker Eder for a fee believed to be approximately £6million. The 27-year-old will move to the Liberty Stadium from Portuguese side Sporting Braga.

He has agreed a three-year deal with the Barclays Premier League club, and will enhance the Swans' attacking firepower alongside the likes of Bafetimbi Gomis and recent signing Andre Ayew.

Swansea City sign Portuguese striker Eder for £6 million

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Swansea have announced the signing of Portugal striker Eder for a fee believed to be approximately £6million. The 27-year-old will move to the Liberty Stadium from Portuguese side Sporting Braga.

He has agreed a three-year deal with the Barclays Premier League club, and will enhance the Swans' attacking firepower alongside the likes of Bafetimbi Gomis and recent signing Andre Ayew.

Chelsea

Radamel Falcao worth the risk for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho clearly still sees something bright burning in Radamel Falcao.

Not many positive points will have been accrued since the Colombian left Atletico Madrid for Monaco in the summer of 2013. Even fewer in the subsequent season, when El Tigre toiled during a turbulent loan spell at Manchester United.

Radamel Falcao worth the risk for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho clearly still sees something bright burning in Radamel Falcao.

Not many positive points will have been accrued since the Colombian left Atletico Madrid for Monaco in the summer of 2013. Even fewer in the subsequent season, when El Tigre toiled during a turbulent loan spell at Manchester United.

Serie A

Juventus officially reject Barcelona’s €80 million offer for Paul Pogba

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Today, after a meeting between representatives from both clubs today, Juventus have officially rejected Barcelona's €80 million offer for midfielder Paul Pogba.

Earlier today it was learned that Barcelona'ssporting director and director of sporting institutional relations had flown to Turin to hold face-to-face discussions with Juventus sporting director Guiseppe Marotta.

Juventus officially reject Barcelona’s €80 million offer for Paul Pogba

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Today, after a meeting between representatives from both clubs today, Juventus have officially rejected Barcelona's €80 million offer for midfielder Paul Pogba.

Earlier today it was learned that Barcelona'ssporting director and director of sporting institutional relations had flown to Turin to hold face-to-face discussions with Juventus sporting director Guiseppe Marotta.

Barcelona officials are in Italy today to secure €90 million deal for Paul Pogba

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Barcelona's sporting director and director of sporting institutional relations have flown to Italy today to convince Juventus officials that their €90 million offer for midfielder Paul Pogba should be accepted.

Although the La Liga side isin the midst of its presidential elections, the club has continued moving forward with its efforts to secure Pogba's signature.

Barcelona officials are in Italy today to secure €90 million deal for Paul Pogba

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Barcelona's sporting director and director of sporting institutional relations have flown to Italy today to convince Juventus officials that their €90 million offer for midfielder Paul Pogba should be accepted.

Although the La Liga side isin the midst of its presidential elections, the club has continued moving forward with its efforts to secure Pogba's signature.