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GUARDIAN – Football transfer rumours: Juventus to sign Liverpools Glen Johnson?

Todays rumours are feeling molto frescoItaly is fast becoming a safe haven for Englands full-backs. Ashley Cole couldnt get a look in at Chelsea last season and jumped ship to Roma in the summer. Hes looking right at home (even if, at the age of 33, he hasnt got the hang of the suit-and-tie thing theyve got going on over there). Micah Richards packed some last-minute luggage and made haste to Fiorentina after hearing they were actually willing to let him on a competitive football pitch. Now Glen Johnson is considering a switch to Juventus, much to the devastation of many Liverpool fans.Johnson is out of contract club in the summer, but instead of leaving Liverpool on a free, could be sold on the cheap in January, with manager Brendan Rodgers reportedly keen to get his 110,000-a-week wages off the books. With Alberto Moreno emerging as first-choice at left-back, Javi Manquillo at right-back, and with Jon Flanagan set to return from injury, Johnson could already be considered surplus to requirements. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Transfer window fans verdict part 1: Arsenal to Manchester City

From Arsenals gleeful gazumping of Tottenham for Danny Welbeck to the all-round astute signings at Manchester City, the fans have their say on the transfer windowWelbeck may not be a marquee signing like Falcao or Snchez (whose refreshingly earnest industry has won every Gooners heart), but theres plenty of glee in gazumping Spurs and he possesses attributes that may complement Arsnes ideology. The campaign could yet come a cropper over a lack of defensive strength in depth but Debuchy may prove an upgrade on Sagna. Above all, I pray Wengers summer doesnt end up remembered for his greatest gaffe, should gifting Fbregas to the competition prove even more calamitous than the sale of RVP. Continue reading…

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