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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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ESPN – Ed Woodward’s liberal deployment of the Glazer family chequebook

A record summer spend, a British transfer record and new manager trying desperately to rebuild the Premier League's most successful team. Manchester United's transfer activity before Monday's deadline and the repercussions of it made plenty of news this week, while the season's first round of international friendlies brought great entertainment for those witnessing Angel Di Maria run riot in Germany, but was a big turn-off for those faced with watching Wayne Rooney's first match as England captain. TRANSFER ASSESSMENTS All transfers PREMIER LEAGUE: Arsenal | Aston Villa | Burnley | Chelsea | Crystal Palace | Everton | Hull City | Leicester City | Liverpool | Man City | Man Utd | Newcastle | QPR | Southampton | Stoke | Sunderland | Swansea | Tottenham | West Brom | West Ham TOP FIVE STORIES 1. Red Devils dominate deadline day (Monday Sept. 1) Not content with spending almost 150 million pounds over the summer…

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GUARDIAN – Fabio Borini and Tom Cleverley refuse permanent moves to protect wages

Borini: Im very happy with myself Aaron Lennon remains at Tottenham despite outside interest Transfer window: club-by-club ins and outs Premier League clubs spend record £835m in summer windowFabio Borini is delighted to remain at Liverpool, hailing an important decision after a day when the striker came close to a move away from Anfield only to reject a transfer after failing to agree personal terms elsewhere. He was not the only player whose wage requirements proved a stumbling block on deadline day.Borini could not reach an agreement with Queens Park Rangers, despite firm interest from Harry Redknapp and with Liverpool accepting an offer of around 10m plus add-ons for the Italian forward. It means he will, for the foreseeable future, remain on the fringes of the first team under Brendan Rodgers rather than accepting a fresh challenge in London. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Football transfer rumours: Real Madrid to sign Liverpools Raheem Sterling?

Todays rumours have eaten too much ice creamIn every class in every school, theres a kid who can swim like a torpedo, run like a cheetah and love like Shabba Ranks. Usually, he its almost always a he will also have the strength of 10 men, a family of famous relatives, and an exchequer to shame an oil emirate. Except that he doesnt. Continue reading…

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