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Chinese Super League overtake EPL in transfer window spending

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Chinese club Jiangsu Suning's 50 million euro ($56 million) signing of Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira from Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday saw the Chinese Super League overtake the English Premier League in spending during the winter transfer window, the transfermarkt website said.

Chinese Super League overtake EPL in transfer window spending

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Chinese club Jiangsu Suning's 50 million euro ($56 million) signing of Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira from Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday saw the Chinese Super League overtake the English Premier League in spending during the winter transfer window, the transfermarkt website said.

Alex Teixeira joins Chinese Super League club in £38 million move

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Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira became China's third record signing in just over a week on Friday when Jiangsu Suning snapped him up for 50 million euros ($56 million) following earlier interest from English giants Liverpool.

China's latest monster move came only three days after Guangzhou Evergrande paid 42 million euros for Atletico Madrid's Jackson Martinez, and nine days after Jiangsu's 28-million-euro purchase of Ramires from Chelsea.

Alex Teixeira joins Chinese Super League club in £38 million move

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Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira became China's third record signing in just over a week on Friday when Jiangsu Suning snapped him up for 50 million euros ($56 million) following earlier interest from English giants Liverpool.

China's latest monster move came only three days after Guangzhou Evergrande paid 42 million euros for Atletico Madrid's Jackson Martinez, and nine days after Jiangsu's 28-million-euro purchase of Ramires from Chelsea.

January Transfer Window Ratings: Every Premier League club’s January business – graded

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So that's it the January Transfer Window 2016 is done and dusted. The next time Jim White talks at an uncomfortably loud pitch, with a florescent tie on, will be August. The title race, hunt...

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Top 10 Premier League transfer window deals

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AFP Sport lists the 10 biggest incoming Premier League transfers of the January transfer window after the deadline passed on Monday (* denotes fee approximate and as reported by British media):

Giannelli Imbula

Porto (POR) to Stoke City; £18.3 million ($26.4 million, 24.

Top 10 Premier League transfer window deals

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AFP Sport lists the 10 biggest incoming Premier League transfers of the January transfer window after the deadline passed on Monday (* denotes fee approximate and as reported by British media):

Giannelli Imbula

Porto (POR) to Stoke City; £18.3 million ($26.4 million, 24.

Manchester City announce that Pep Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini this summer

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Manchester City has announced that Pep Guardiola will join the club this summer as manager to replace Manuel Pellegrini.

In a statement from the Club, Manchester City announced:

"Manchester City can confirm that in recent weeks it has commenced and finalized negotiations with Pep Guardiola to become MCFC Head Coach for the 16/17 EPL season onwards.

Manchester City announce that Pep Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini this summer

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Manchester City has announced that Pep Guardiola will join the club this summer as manager to replace Manuel Pellegrini.

In a statement from the Club, Manchester City announced:

"Manchester City can confirm that in recent weeks it has commenced and finalized negotiations with Pep Guardiola to become MCFC Head Coach for the 16/17 EPL season onwards.

Hiddink insists Pato is no gamble for Chelsea

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Guus Hiddink insisted Friday that Alexandre Pato's loan switch to Chelsea is not a gamble and confirmed the deal will be completed once paperwork formalities have been concluded. The Brazil striker, 26, arrived in London this week to complete a move that will see him remain at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season.

Hiddink insists Pato is no gamble for Chelsea

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Guus Hiddink insisted Friday that Alexandre Pato's loan switch to Chelsea is not a gamble and confirmed the deal will be completed once paperwork formalities have been concluded. The Brazil striker, 26, arrived in London this week to complete a move that will see him remain at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season.

Who is Matt Miazga? The background on Chelsea’s young US target.

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It's a dream come true for a young center back, particularly one that has wanted to play for a Premier League club. Competing at the highest level of soccer. Right now, New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga is on the cusp. The young American is about to make his dreams come true by accepting a move to Chelsea.

Who is Matt Miazga? The background on Chelsea’s young US target.

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It's a dream come true for a young center back, particularly one that has wanted to play for a Premier League club. Competing at the highest level of soccer. Right now, New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga is on the cusp. The young American is about to make his dreams come true by accepting a move to Chelsea.

Why Simon Mignolet’s new contract shows Liverpool want to sell

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Simon Mignolet's new contract is still causing indigestion on social-media. The worry is not only that Liverpool want to keep him, which is hard enough to swallow, but that they want to keep for a long time; his contract now expires in 2021.

The thing is, though, Liverpool have actually made the smart move.

Why Simon Mignolet’s new contract shows Liverpool want to sell

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Simon Mignolet's new contract is still causing indigestion on social-media. The worry is not only that Liverpool want to keep him, which is hard enough to swallow, but that they want to keep for a long time; his contract now expires in 2021.

The thing is, though, Liverpool have actually made the smart move.

Andriy Yarmolenko would be a solid signing by Arsenal

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According to Ukrainian news outlet Sport, Arsenal have agreed a 23 million deal pound with Dynamo Kiev for star winger Andriy Yarmolenko. The supposed arrangement between the two clubs is for the 26-year-old to see out the remainder of the current campaign with Kiev and subsequently make the switch to north London in the summer.

Andriy Yarmolenko would be a solid signing by Arsenal

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According to Ukrainian news outlet Sport, Arsenal have agreed a 23 million deal pound with Dynamo Kiev for star winger Andriy Yarmolenko. The supposed arrangement between the two clubs is for the 26-year-old to see out the remainder of the current campaign with Kiev and subsequently make the switch to north London in the summer.

Newcastle made Andros Townsend’s signing official [VIDEO]

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England winger Andros Townsend completed a switch from Tottenham Hotspur to fellow English Premier League outfit Newcastle United on Wednesday. The 24-year-old, with 10 England caps and three England goals, had been linked with the move for some time.

Press reports suggested a fee of £12million (15.

Newcastle made Andros Townsend’s signing official [VIDEO]

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England winger Andros Townsend completed a switch from Tottenham Hotspur to fellow English Premier League outfit Newcastle United on Wednesday. The 24-year-old, with 10 England caps and three England goals, had been linked with the move for some time.

Press reports suggested a fee of £12million (15.

Alexandre Pato arrives at Chelsea for his medical

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Former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato arrived for a medical at Chelsea on Wednesday with the Brazilian international expected to sign a loan deal until the end of the season.

Pato helped AC Milan to the 2011 Italian league title as part of an attacking trident alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho.

Alexandre Pato arrives at Chelsea for his medical

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Former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato arrived for a medical at Chelsea on Wednesday with the Brazilian international expected to sign a loan deal until the end of the season.

Pato helped AC Milan to the 2011 Italian league title as part of an attacking trident alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho.

Liverpool target Alex Teixeira hands in transfer request to Shakhtar Donetsk, says source

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Liverpool target Alex Teixeira has handed in a transfer request to Shakhtar Donetsk, a source has revealed to World Soccer Talk.

The Brazilian attacking midfielder has been a transfer target for Liverpool during the January transfer window. There have been reports in the British media that the Reds made an offer of £28 million for the talented footballer who has been with Shakhtar Donetsk since 2010.

Liverpool target Alex Teixeira hands in transfer request to Shakhtar Donetsk, says source

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Liverpool target Alex Teixeira has handed in a transfer request to Shakhtar Donetsk, a source has revealed to World Soccer Talk.

The Brazilian attacking midfielder has been a transfer target for Liverpool during the January transfer window. There have been reports in the British media that the Reds made an offer of £28 million for the talented footballer who has been with Shakhtar Donetsk since 2010.

January Transfer News: Swansea City and Aston Villa monitor FC Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller

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Premier League relegation battlers Swansea City, Norwich City and Aston Villa are all interested in securing the signature of FC Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller, according to reports. Haller, part...

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Why Chelsea’s striker problems make Alexandre Pato worth the gamble

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Chelsea have historically made more eye-popping moves in the January transfer window than any other top Premier League club. Of course this season, the Blues are closer to the relegation fight than to even battling for a Europa League position, so perhaps they need to shop like every other side fearful of relegation.

Why Chelsea’s striker problems make Alexandre Pato worth the gamble

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Chelsea have historically made more eye-popping moves in the January transfer window than any other top Premier League club. Of course this season, the Blues are closer to the relegation fight than to even battling for a Europa League position, so perhaps they need to shop like every other side fearful of relegation.

Crystal Palace has signed Emmanuel Adebayor through the end of the Premier League season

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Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Premier League side Crystal Palace until the end of the season, the club announced Tuesday.

"Crystal Palace are delighted to announce the signing of striker Emmanuel Adebayor until the end of the season," said a statement on the club's website.

Crystal Palace has signed Emmanuel Adebayor through the end of the Premier League season

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Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Premier League side Crystal Palace until the end of the season, the club announced Tuesday.

"Crystal Palace are delighted to announce the signing of striker Emmanuel Adebayor until the end of the season," said a statement on the club's website.

Andros Townsend set for £12 million move to Newcastle

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Newcastle are poised to sign Tottenham and England winger Andros Townsend after the two clubs agreed a £12million (15.7million euros) deal, the Press Association reported on Tuesday.

Magpies managing director Lee Charnley was able to confirm the deal was going through after several rounds of talks between the two clubs during the transfer window.

Andros Townsend set for £12 million move to Newcastle

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Newcastle are poised to sign Tottenham and England winger Andros Townsend after the two clubs agreed a £12million (15.7million euros) deal, the Press Association reported on Tuesday.

Magpies managing director Lee Charnley was able to confirm the deal was going through after several rounds of talks between the two clubs during the transfer window.

Leaked transfer agreement shows Real Madrid have limited buy-back clause for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil

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If Arsenal ever sell Mesut Ozil to a club in the Spanish league, Real Madrid have the right to match the transfer fee. And if they decline, Ozil's former club would still be entitled to 33% of the playmaker's final price.

Those are some of the revelations from a leaked version of Mesut Ozil's transfer agreement that has been posted to the site Football Leaks, the same outlet that published a version of Gareth Bale's contract last week.

Leaked transfer agreement shows Real Madrid have limited buy-back clause for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil

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If Arsenal ever sell Mesut Ozil to a club in the Spanish league, Real Madrid have the right to match the transfer fee. And if they decline, Ozil's former club would still be entitled to 33% of the playmaker's final price.

Those are some of the revelations from a leaked version of Mesut Ozil's transfer agreement that has been posted to the site Football Leaks, the same outlet that published a version of Gareth Bale's contract last week.

Report: Ramires close to $28 million move from Chelsea to China

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Brazilian midfielder Ramires is set to leave Chelsea in a $28.5 million move to China's Jiangsu Suning, according to The Guardian. The move would end the 28-year-old's five-and-a-half-year stay at Stamford Bridge.

Ramires, capped 52 times by the Brazilian national team, moved to Chelsea from Benfica in 2010 for £18 million.

Report: Ramires close to $28 million move from Chelsea to China

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Brazilian midfielder Ramires is set to leave Chelsea in a $28.5 million move to China's Jiangsu Suning, according to The Guardian. The move would end the 28-year-old's five-and-a-half-year stay at Stamford Bridge.

Ramires, capped 52 times by the Brazilian national team, moved to Chelsea from Benfica in 2010 for £18 million.

Manchester United’s Victor Valdes joins Standard Liege on loan

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Victor Valdes's unsuccessful time at Manchester United effectively came to an end on Sunday when it was confirmed the goalkeeper was joining Standard Liege on loan.

The 34-year-old will remain with the Belgian club until the end of the season and then become a free agent.

A statement on United's website said: "Manchester United and Standard Liege have reached agreement for the temporary transfer of goalkeeper Victor Valdes, effective until the end of the current season.

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Why Juventus must not sell Paulo Dybala

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Juventus experienced a significant amount of change in the most recent summer transfer window as a number of key players departed. Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Kingsley Coman and others left Turin. However, the biggest loss may have been that of Carlos Tevez.

The forward was a tour de force for the Serie A heavyweights, with 27 goals and eight assists in 45 appearances across all competitions.

Why Juventus must not sell Paulo Dybala

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Juventus experienced a significant amount of change in the most recent summer transfer window as a number of key players departed. Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Kingsley Coman and others left Turin. However, the biggest loss may have been that of Carlos Tevez.

The forward was a tour de force for the Serie A heavyweights, with 27 goals and eight assists in 45 appearances across all competitions.

LA Galaxy

Naysayers be damned, Ashley Cole may help the LA Galaxy

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Ashley Cole's move to LA Galaxy has been roundly panned by journalists and fans of Major League Soccer. But several reasons stand out why this might prove to be a good one.

Through the years, Major League Soccer has emphasized the signing of high-profile attacking players. In fact, when Toronto FC tried to sign defender Olof Mellberg as a Designated Player, it is perceived that MLS frowned upon the potential signing, and Toronto FC pulled out of the deal.

Naysayers be damned, Ashley Cole may help the LA Galaxy

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Ashley Cole's move to LA Galaxy has been roundly panned by journalists and fans of Major League Soccer. But several reasons stand out why this might prove to be a good one.

Through the years, Major League Soccer has emphasized the signing of high-profile attacking players. In fact, when Toronto FC tried to sign defender Olof Mellberg as a Designated Player, it is perceived that MLS frowned upon the potential signing, and Toronto FC pulled out of the deal.

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Union acquire goalkeeper Matt Jones on loan

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Union add to goalkeeper depth with signing of English-born goalkeeper who has Portuguese Primeira Liga experience and a green card.