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Manchester United have extended Wayne Rooney's contract in a £70m deal which makes the 28-year-old the highest paid player in Premier League history and will keep him at Old Trafford for the rest of his career.

Liverpool and Turkish side Galatasary are competing to land Manchester City's 25-year-old defender Micah Richards for around £8m this summer.

David Beckham wants Cristiano Ronaldo as his first glamour signing for his new soccer team when they kick off in Miami.

Arsene Wenger is lining up Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin to replace Mikel Arteta at Arsenal.

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni is hoping for a shock World Cup call-up for Argentina.

Luciano Becchio is set for a return to the Championship after being left out in the cold at Norwich.

Everton fear losing loan star Gerard Deulofeu in the summer.


Chelsea aim to tie up deals for Paris-Saint Germain's Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani and Southampton left-back Luke Shaw before the start of this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

Manchester United's attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielders Ilkay Gundogan and Marco Reus will be boosted by the German club's willingness to re-sign out-of-favour Shinji Kagawa.

Alan Pardew is on the brink of losing backing of his Newcastle players, while rumours are growing that Mike Ashley is preparing to sell the club, having failed to watch a match at St James' Park for almost six months.

New Fulham manager Felix Magath is paranoid and a control freak, says Bayern Munich chief Uli Hoeness.

Millwall manager Ian Holloway says Brendan Rodgers deserves to win the title at Liverpool for being bold in blooding young English players.

Everton are confident they can fight off interest from AC Milan to keep Spaniard Gerard Deulofeu at Goodison Park next season.

Fulham's news record signing Kostas Mitroglou will make his first-team debut at West Brom on Saturday.


Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton are both tracking Levante's 27-year-old Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Manager Alan Pardew is close to being sacked by Newcastle and the sale of midfielder Yohan Cabaye to Paris Saint-Germain has caused major issues in the Magpies squad.

Tottenham director of football Franco Baldini is facing increasing pressure from the club's board following the failure of record signing Erik Lamela, who has started just three league games since joining from Roma.

Manchester United manager David Moyes is ready to land Toni Kroos - after learning that the Germany international is one of the lowest-paid players at Bayern Munich.

Franco Baldini's reign as Tottenham's director of football is under increasing threat.

Harry Redknapp wants Scott Parker to quit Fulham and join him at QPR.

Sunderland's FA Cup hero Craig Gardner is being chased by QPR, Birmingham and Nottingham Forest.

West Brom are facing a contract crisis over Graham Dorrans.

Lucas Neill's dream of a return to Blackburn Rovers has been dashed by boss Gary Bowyer.

Cardiff striker Joe Mason is returning to Bolton - to help Dougie Freedman's men save their season.

Charlton, Brighton and Gillingham are all chasing Folkestone Invicta's teenage hotshot Johan Ter Horst.

Chelsea's Patrick van Aanholt, currently on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, is ready to move on at the end of the season.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman is making a surprise move for 22-year-old Sweden left-back Mikael Dyrestam, who is a free agent after leaving IFK Gothenburg.

Spurs boss Tim Sherwood is blocking left-back Zeki Fryers' loan exit to the Championship.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray is chasing Sunderland's England youth keeper Jordan Pickford.

Blackpool interim player-manager Barry Ferguson wants to sign Crystal Palace's Stephen Dobbie on a long-term deal.

Nottingham Forest will offer Adlene Guedioura a way out of his Palace hell this week - five months after selling him.

Middlesbrough, Charlton and former club Leeds United all want to sign Luciano Becchio on loan from Norwich.


Darren Fletcher has begged Manchester United boss David Moyes to stick with current squad.

Meanwhile, Moyes is keen on bringing Atletico Madrid star Joao Miranda to Manchester United.

Galatasaray are close to signing Arsenal defender Bacary Sanga.

Manchester City will be given a second chance to sign Spain starlet Isco in the summer in a £30million deal. The 21-year-old is unsettled at Real Madrid.

Andre Villas-Boas is wanted by Turkish club Trabzonspor.

Paul Ince admits he will encourage his son to play abroad as Claudio Ranieri's Monaco continue their interest.


Arsenal's hopes of signing Julian Draxler in the summer could be dashed by Real Madrid.

Fulham insist Rene Meulensteen hasn't been sacked as Felix Magath starts new job.

Roy Hodgson will welcome Raheem Sterling back into the England set-up next week, when he names an extended squad of 30 players.

Neil Lennon has revealed that his shelf life as Celtic manager has become the subject of much soul searching as he approaches four years in the job.

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will offer a helping hand to Arsenal's Champions League opponents Bayern Munich next week by letting them training at QPR.

Leeds United's Bahraini bank owners GFH face a race against time to get Football League approval to sell to Massimo Cellino - or risk financial meltdown on payday at the end of this month.


Alan Pardew has one match to save his Newcastle job.

Real Madrid's injured midfielder Sami Khedira is a transfer target for Chelsea.

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie wants a shock return to Arsenal.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists he won't be drawn into the war of words sparked by Chelsea's Jose Mourinho.

Fulham's assistant head coach Ray Wilkins is likely to follow first team boss Rene Meulensteen through the Craven Cottage exit door.

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm insists Toni Kroos will be making a step down if he leaves for Manchester United in the summer.

Arsenal's pursuit of Julian Draxler has sparked interest in his 18-year-old Schalke team-mate Max Meyer.

Oxford United are looking at Accrington Stanley manager James Beattie as a possible replacement for Chris Wilder.


French international left-back Patrice Evra, 32, has triggered a clause in his contract that will force Manchester United into offering him a new deal.


Fulham maintain that head coach Rene Meulensteen has not been sacked following Felix Magath's appointment as manager on Friday.

Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha is in contention for a place in England's World Cup squad after joining Cardiff on loan.


West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison, 21, cannot wait to escape Upton Park after feeling under pressure from manager Sam Allardyce and captain Kevin Nolan to sign with a prominent football agent.

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may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

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ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

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s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

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