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Rickie Lambert will undergo medical ahead of £3 million move to West Brom

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Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert will undergo a medical at West Brom after they had a bid accepted for the England international.

Press Association Sport understands the offer is just under £3million and the 33-year-old will now travel to the Midlands to complete the deal.

Lambert's arrival at Anfield just over a year ago from Southampton for £4m was touted as a dream return for a player rejected by the club's academy.

Rickie Lambert will undergo medical ahead of £3 million move to West Brom

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Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert will undergo a medical at West Brom after they had a bid accepted for the England international.

Press Association Sport understands the offer is just under £3million and the 33-year-old will now travel to the Midlands to complete the deal.

Lambert's arrival at Anfield just over a year ago from Southampton for £4m was touted as a dream return for a player rejected by the club's academy.

Aston Villa in talks to sign French striker Rudy Gestede from Blackburn

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Aston Villla are in talks with Blackburn over the sale of striker Rudy Gestede.

The forward has been linked with a move to Villa Park and negotiations are ongoing between the clubs, Press Association Sport understands.

The 26-year-old scored 22 goals for Rovers last season as they finished ninth in the Sky Bet Championship and has netted 34 times in 65 games for the club.

Aston Villa in talks to sign French striker Rudy Gestede from Blackburn

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Aston Villla are in talks with Blackburn over the sale of striker Rudy Gestede.

The forward has been linked with a move to Villa Park and negotiations are ongoing between the clubs, Press Association Sport understands.

The 26-year-old scored 22 goals for Rovers last season as they finished ninth in the Sky Bet Championship and has netted 34 times in 65 games for the club.

Newcastle United complete £8 million deal to sign Chancel Mbemba

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Newcastle have announced the signing of Chancel Mbemba and hope he will be granted a work permit in time to start the Premier League season at the club.

The 20-year-old DR Congo defender was granted governing body endorsement (GBE) at a Football Association panel hearing on Thursday, and now needs just visa clearance to launch his Newcastle career.

Newcastle United complete £8 million deal to sign Chancel Mbemba

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Newcastle have announced the signing of Chancel Mbemba and hope he will be granted a work permit in time to start the Premier League season at the club.

The 20-year-old DR Congo defender was granted governing body endorsement (GBE) at a Football Association panel hearing on Thursday, and now needs just visa clearance to launch his Newcastle career.

Napoli agree £4.5 million deal for Spurs defender Vlad Chiriches

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Tottenham have announced Romania defender Vlad Chiriches is to join Serie A club Napoli for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old moved to north London from Steaua Bucharest for a reported fee of 9.5million euros in August 2013 but struggled to cement a regular first-team spot at White Hart Lane and will now be moved on.

Napoli agree £4.5 million deal for Spurs defender Vlad Chiriches

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Tottenham have announced Romania defender Vlad Chiriches is to join Serie A club Napoli for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old moved to north London from Steaua Bucharest for a reported fee of 9.5million euros in August 2013 but struggled to cement a regular first-team spot at White Hart Lane and will now be moved on.

David Luiz looking forward to arrival of Angel Di Maria to PSG

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David Luiz still regards Angel di Maria as one of the best footballers on the planet and is looking forward to playing alongside him once he completes his transfer from Manchester United to Paris St Germain.

After days of negotiation, the protracted Di Maria transfer saga appears to be nearing an end.

David Luiz looking forward to arrival of Angel Di Maria to PSG

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David Luiz still regards Angel di Maria as one of the best footballers on the planet and is looking forward to playing alongside him once he completes his transfer from Manchester United to Paris St Germain.

After days of negotiation, the protracted Di Maria transfer saga appears to be nearing an end.

Angel Di Maria close to Paris Saint-Germain move, says Laurent Blanc

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Laurent Blanc claims Paris St Germain are close to completing the signing of Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria.

United's tour of the United States ended on a disappointing note in the early hours of Thursday morning as they lost 2-0 to PSG in Chicago.

Despite being named in United's party for the final stage of United's tour, Di Maria was not in the matchday squad.

Angel Di Maria close to Paris Saint-Germain move, says Laurent Blanc

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Laurent Blanc claims Paris St Germain are close to completing the signing of Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria.

United's tour of the United States ended on a disappointing note in the early hours of Thursday morning as they lost 2-0 to PSG in Chicago.

Despite being named in United's party for the final stage of United's tour, Di Maria was not in the matchday squad.

West Ham hopeful over Alex Song deal

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Slaven Bilic insists West Ham have not given up on completing a permanent deal for Barcelona midfielder Alex Song.

Former Arsenal star Song will miss three months with ankle trouble, leaving the ex-Cameroon midfielder haggling with the Hammers over the length of a permanent contract.

Song spent last season on loan at Upton Park, and Barcelona are ready to let him return on a free transfer but new West Ham boss Bilic admitted talks are ongoing with the 27-year-old.

West Ham hopeful over Alex Song deal

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Slaven Bilic insists West Ham have not given up on completing a permanent deal for Barcelona midfielder Alex Song.

Former Arsenal star Song will miss three months with ankle trouble, leaving the ex-Cameroon midfielder haggling with the Hammers over the length of a permanent contract.

Song spent last season on loan at Upton Park, and Barcelona are ready to let him return on a free transfer but new West Ham boss Bilic admitted talks are ongoing with the 27-year-old.

Hull winger Robbie Brady joins Norwich in £7 million deal

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Norwich have announced the signing of winger Robbie Brady for a fee believed to be £7 million.

Brady has left relegated Hull to link up with the newly-promoted Canaries and agreed a three-year contract at Carrow Road.

The 23-year-old is Norwich boss Alex Neil's third recruit of the summer following the arrivals of Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu.

Hull winger Robbie Brady joins Norwich in £7 million deal

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Norwich have announced the signing of winger Robbie Brady for a fee believed to be £7 million.

Brady has left relegated Hull to link up with the newly-promoted Canaries and agreed a three-year contract at Carrow Road.

The 23-year-old is Norwich boss Alex Neil's third recruit of the summer following the arrivals of Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu.

Swansea defiant that Ashley Williams won’t be moving to Everton or Crystal Palace

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Swansea manager Garry Monk is adamant captain Ashley Williams will remain at the club despite speculation about his future.

Monk admits reports of interest in the defender from Everton and Crystal Palace is nothing new as the centre-back has been linked with various clubs every summer.

For that reason the Swans boss is not worried about the Wales international's immediate future.

Swansea defiant that Ashley Williams won’t be moving to Everton or Crystal Palace

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Swansea manager Garry Monk is adamant captain Ashley Williams will remain at the club despite speculation about his future.

Monk admits reports of interest in the defender from Everton and Crystal Palace is nothing new as the centre-back has been linked with various clubs every summer.

For that reason the Swans boss is not worried about the Wales international's immediate future.

Southampton complete loan signing of Steven Caulker

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Southampton have completed the loan signing of QPR defender Steven Caulker, Press Association Sport understands.

Toby Alderweireld's decision to join Tottenham and a serious knee injury sustained by Florin Gardos has heightened the need to bring in defensive reinforcements at St Mary's.

Saints manager Ronald Koeman has spoken of his wish to acquire at least one more centre-back, as well as add some extra height in defence a role it appears Caulker will now help fill.

Southampton complete loan signing of Steven Caulker

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Southampton have completed the loan signing of QPR defender Steven Caulker, Press Association Sport understands.

Toby Alderweireld's decision to join Tottenham and a serious knee injury sustained by Florin Gardos has heightened the need to bring in defensive reinforcements at St Mary's.

Saints manager Ronald Koeman has spoken of his wish to acquire at least one more centre-back, as well as add some extra height in defence a role it appears Caulker will now help fill.

Comparing the transfer spends of Chelsea vs. Arsenal

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Jose Mourinho has claimed Arsenal are "more than ready to be title contenders" after spending heavily in the transfer market.

Here is a comparison between the spending of Mourinho's Chelsea and Arsene Wenger's Arsenal over the last two years.

CHELSEA

2013/14:

Andre Schurrle £18million
Marco van Ginkel £8million
Cristian Cuevas £1.

Comparing the transfer spends of Chelsea vs. Arsenal

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Jose Mourinho has claimed Arsenal are "more than ready to be title contenders" after spending heavily in the transfer market.

Here is a comparison between the spending of Mourinho's Chelsea and Arsene Wenger's Arsenal over the last two years.

CHELSEA

2013/14:

Andre Schurrle £18million
Marco van Ginkel £8million
Cristian Cuevas £1.

Arsene Wenger defends Arsenal’s spending in transfer window

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Arsene Wenger has rejected claims from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho that Arsenal have abandoned their cautious transfer approach.

Chelsea manager Mourinho has suggested totting up Arsenal's spending in the last two years leads to a "surprise", resuming his sparring with Gunners boss Wenger.

Arsene Wenger defends Arsenal’s spending in transfer window

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Arsene Wenger has rejected claims from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho that Arsenal have abandoned their cautious transfer approach.

Chelsea manager Mourinho has suggested totting up Arsenal's spending in the last two years leads to a "surprise", resuming his sparring with Gunners boss Wenger.

Manchester United unlikely to bid on another center-back if they don’t get Sergio Ramos

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Manchester United are unlikely to bid for another center-back if they fail in their pursuit of Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos.

After claims Ramos wanted out of Real Madrid, United offered to swap David de Gea for the 29-year-old defender.

However, it has become increasingly apparent in recent weeks that proposal will not be accepted, with Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez recently stating he was "100 per cent" sure Ramos would stay.

Manchester United unlikely to bid on another center-back if they don’t get Sergio Ramos

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Manchester United are unlikely to bid for another center-back if they fail in their pursuit of Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos.

After claims Ramos wanted out of Real Madrid, United offered to swap David de Gea for the 29-year-old defender.

However, it has become increasingly apparent in recent weeks that proposal will not be accepted, with Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez recently stating he was "100 per cent" sure Ramos would stay.

West Brom sign Hull City defender James Chester for £8 million

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West Brom have agreed a deal worth up to £8million for Hull defender James Chester.

The 26-year-old is due at the club for a medical on Tuesday afternoon with terms agreed to move to The Hawthorns.

He is expected to tie up the switch within the next 24 hours after leaving Hull's training camp in Austria as Tony Pulis' recruitment drive gathers pace.

West Brom sign Hull City defender James Chester for £8 million

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West Brom have agreed a deal worth up to £8million for Hull defender James Chester.

The 26-year-old is due at the club for a medical on Tuesday afternoon with terms agreed to move to The Hawthorns.

He is expected to tie up the switch within the next 24 hours after leaving Hull's training camp in Austria as Tony Pulis' recruitment drive gathers pace.

‘Physically perfect’ Aleksandar Mitrovic ‘will be a success’ at Newcastle United – The view from Serbia

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Aston Villa sign striker Jordan Ayew for £8.5 million

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Aston Villa have signed Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew for an undisclosed fee believed to be £8.5 million.

The 23-year-old has penned a five-year contract at Villa Park after leaving Ligue 1 club Lorient.

Manager Tim Sherwood told avfc.co.uk: "I'm really pleased to bring Jordan to the football club.

Aston Villa sign striker Jordan Ayew for £8.5 million

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Aston Villa have signed Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew for an undisclosed fee believed to be £8.5 million.

The 23-year-old has penned a five-year contract at Villa Park after leaving Ligue 1 club Lorient.

Manager Tim Sherwood told avfc.co.uk: "I'm really pleased to bring Jordan to the football club.

Manchester United will finalize Pedro deal once Angel di Maria’s PSG move is complete

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Manchester United will finalize a deal for Barcelona forward Pedro once the sale of Angel di Maria is completed to Paris Saint-Germain.

Since the story first broke of Di Maria's potential sale to the Ligue Un champions last week, United manager Louis van Gaal has sidestepped questions pertaining tothe future of his unsettledArgentine winger.

Manchester United will finalize Pedro deal once Angel di Maria’s PSG move is complete

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Manchester United will finalize a deal for Barcelona forward Pedro once the sale of Angel di Maria is completed to Paris Saint-Germain.

Since the story first broke of Di Maria's potential sale to the Ligue Un champions last week, United manager Louis van Gaal has sidestepped questions pertaining tothe future of his unsettledArgentine winger.

Stoke sign former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay

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Stoke have announced the signing of former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay.

The 29-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Barclays Premier League club and will link up with his new team-mates in France.

The club said on their Twitter feed: "£SCFC are delighted to announce the signing of Dutch international winger Ibrahim Afellay.

Stoke sign former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay

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Stoke have announced the signing of former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay.

The 29-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Barclays Premier League club and will link up with his new team-mates in France.

The club said on their Twitter feed: "£SCFC are delighted to announce the signing of Dutch international winger Ibrahim Afellay.

Sergio Ramos closer to staying at Real Madrid after meeting with Florentino Perez

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Sergio Ramos is closer to staying at Real Madrid after holding face-to-face talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, according to a report from the Spanish publication Marca.

It has been widely reported that the team captain was intent on leaving the club because he felt his relationship with Perez was "fractured" and had reached the point of no return.

Sergio Ramos closer to staying at Real Madrid after meeting with Florentino Perez

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Sergio Ramos is closer to staying at Real Madrid after holding face-to-face talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, according to a report from the Spanish publication Marca.

It has been widely reported that the team captain was intent on leaving the club because he felt his relationship with Perez was "fractured" and had reached the point of no return.

Counting the cost of Manchester United’s transfer deals

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Manchester United appear ready to cut their losses on record signing Angel Di Maria just 12 months after they splashed £59.7million to bring the Argentinian winger from Real Madrid.

Even if they recoup a reported £45million for the 27-year-old, he will go down as one of the more expensive failed transfers in Old Trafford history.

Major League Soccer

Shaun Wright-Phillips signs with New York Red Bulls

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Shaun Wright-Phillips has left the Premier League for New York Red Bulls, according to the team's official website.

After 16 years in England, Wright-Phillips and his brother Bradley have joined the Red Bulls and will be available for selection on Saturday when New York faces Philadelphia Union at PPL Park.

Shaun Wright-Phillips signs with New York Red Bulls

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Shaun Wright-Phillips has left the Premier League for New York Red Bulls, according to the team's official website.

After 16 years in England, Wright-Phillips and his brother Bradley have joined the Red Bulls and will be available for selection on Saturday when New York faces Philadelphia Union at PPL Park.