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GUARDIAN – Football transfer rumours: Liverpool to rival Arsenal for Luiz Adriano?

Today’s fluff considered ditching the cycle helmet for an umbrella at dawnJuventus have sensationally opened the door to another four months of interminable Paul Pogba-based rumourmongering by revealing that the French midfielder, despite signing a new four-year contract with the Turin-based giants but a matter of weeks ago, could leave this summer if he really wants to. “Pogba is still master of his own destiny,” their director Giuseppe Marotta said. “If he chooses to leave then it will be hard to keep him.” So far so good, though Marotta also insists that “he’s given no sign that he wants to go away”. But since when has that stopped us, eh?If Pogba remains in Italy, he could well be joined at Joventus by Edin Dzeko, who according to the Mirror are “increasingly confident” that they can pip Atlético Madrid to seal a £15m summer deal for the Manchester City striker. Talking of Atleti, Manchester United have agreed terms with Valencia’s Nicolás Otamendi, according to the Metro – although their source is apparently an article in a Spanish newspaper that is largely about how Atletico want to sign the Valencia defender, and insists that “the Otamendi saga has only just begun”. And if there’s one thing the Mill likes better than a juicy bit of transfer gossip, it’s a juicy bit of transfer gossip that it will be able to repeat with minor tweaks and variations for several wonderful months. Continue reading…

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