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Kevin Strootman's agent insists he has received no contact from Manchester United, while Stoke City are eyeing a Barcelona prospect.

Last Updated: 08/09/14 at 16:10

Kevin Strootman: Roma midfielder has been linked with Manchester United

Kevin Strootman: Roma midfielder has been linked with Manchester United

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Paul Scholes says Wayne Rooney passes the ball better than any England player and should play in midfield.

Chelsea's Diego Costa is confident he can replicate his club form for Spain, having failed to score in each of his last five games.

Gary Cahill knows he has to raise his game for England now that he is one of the most experienced members of the squad.

Arsenal's Wojciech Szczesny says David Ospina is not his friend, so he doesn't feel sorry that he's on the bench.

Manchester United's deadline day signing Radamel Falcao says he is 'very proud' to have joined the club and can't wait to play with another new South American recruit - Angel Di Maria.


Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United's summer spending is 'amazing' - but revealed he's happy it's no longer his responsibility to splash the cash.

Manuel Pellegrini has warned Eliaquim Mangala his £32m price-tag does not guarantee him a place in the Manchester City team.

Kevin Strootman's agent insists he has received no contact from Manchester United about a possible bid for the Roma midfielder.

Belgian lawyer Jean-Louis Dupont is hoping to take on UEFA over their financial fair play rules and has invited Man City fans to join his fight.

Phil Jones believes Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney will prove to be a "great" England captain.


Everton assistant manager Graeme Jones has hailed how the Duncan Ferguson Factor has galvanised the Blues' training ground.

Raheem Sterling is being touted as England's next big hope but teammate Jordan Henderson is convinced he can keep his feet on the ground.


Newcastle United's goalscoring problems have been exacerbated by Siem De Jong's groin injury, which may rule him out until December.

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has described his move to Newcastle United as a "mistake" and surprised nobody by admitting he preferred to play at centre-half.

Sunderland have been offered free agent striker Jonas Gonçalves Oliveira since the transfer window slammed shut.


Newcastle United's rising star Rolando Aarons has targeted a full England call-up after pledging his future to the Three Lions.

Gus Poyet is delighted by Emanuele Giaccherini's form for Sunderland and says he is approaching his best for the Black Cats


Former misfit Emanuele Giaccherini could become Sunderland's secret weapon this season, says Gus Poyet.

Former Sunderland manager Peter Reid has been named as the new head coach of Indian Super League (ISL) side Mumbai City.


Lee Clark will assess what options are available to him and Birmingham City when the loan window opens on Tuesday.

Aston Villa's senior stars reckon new-kid-on-the-block Jack Grealish is fast becoming the real deal.

Alan Irvine is hopeful West Bromwich Albion's latest injury frustrations will not have too big an impact on their next Premier League match.


Manager of the Month Kenny Jackett today insisted Wolves will splash the cash for a striker - as he anticipated another waiting game for Chris Wood.

West Brom boss Alan Irvine is hopeful Ben Foster and Graham Dorrans will be fit to face Everton next Saturday after a double injury scare.

Aston Villa striker Callum Robinson is hoping to put himself in the shop window on his England under-20 debut at AFC Telford United.


Stoke City are ready to bide their time as they consider making a second attempt to sign Barcelona teenager Adama Traore.


Ronald Koeman and the Saints board have received overwhelming support from the club's fanbase for the work they conducted during the transfer window.


Hull City star David Meyler has added another string to his bow after starring as a makeshift right-back for the Republic of Ireland.


Burnley new boy Michael Keane is ready to prove he is primed for the Premier League, after completing a late deadline day loan move from Manchester United.

Blackburn Rovers captain and Scotland defender Grant Hanley is relishing the chance to take on wounded world champions Germany in their own back yard.


Robbie Savage has predicted a bottom half finish for his former club Leicester City in the Premier League.


Ki Sung-Yueng has revealed how Garry Monk wants his players to show the 'real' Swansea City in the Premier League this season.


Frank Lampard has admitted his first wish was to stay with Chelsea for this season.


Leeds United left-back Stephen Warnock has defended David Hockaday's short reign as head coach, saying Hockaday "won the dressing room" and still had the support of the club's players before his sacking last week.

Dominic Poleon has accused Leeds United of reneging on an offer of a new contract just days before a transfer to Oldham Athletic which left him "confused and disappointed."


Richard Keogh says leading out the Republic of Ireland as captain was the proudest moment of his career.


Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce has amazingly not been named Manager of the Month in the Championship today.


Norwich's Alex Tettey may have enjoyed only a watching brief for Norway's friendly defeat at Wembley, but that couldn't dampen his club optimism.


Former Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has put his hat in the ring for the vacancy at Leeds United, according to reports in West Yorkshire.


Mats Daehli looks likely to miss Norway's clash with Italy next week, but should be fit for Cardiff City's meeting with Norwich in the Championship.


Almost a year after breaking his leg, Marc Tierney has finally been given a boost with the news he could return by Christmas.


Andy Delort admits the delays and complexities of his protracted transfer to Wigan Athletic have made him even more determined to be a success at his new club.


There are once again major doubts over the future of Jose Riga as Blackpool manager. The 57-year-old is yet to return from from a family trip to Belgium and hasn't spoken to chairman Karl Oyston all week.


Sir John Madejski is happy with the business Reading carried out in the summer transfer window.

Glenn Murray insists he is fit and ready to fire Reading towards promotion this season.


Oscar Garcia has told Watford fans he plans to play attacking football - just like he insists he did with Brighton and Hove Albion.

Adrian Colunga has targeted a return to the big stage - by winning promotion with Albion.


Teenage academy graduate Teddy Bishop insists his feet remain firmly on the ground after following his full debut for the club.


Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough has warned his players that reputations will count for nothing between now and the end of the League One campaign.


Honesty and integrity mark out Chris Powell as an excellent appointment as manager of Huddersfield Town says Skybet chief Dale Tempest.

Dean Hoyle says new boss Chris Powell did not want Sean Scannell to leave Huddersfield Town and said no to Millwall's bid for the wide man.


Boss Eddie Howe says he has received "very positive" reports regarding the majority of Bournemouth players loaned to other clubs.


Rangers Supporters Trust have announced they will participate in the club's open offer of shares that's seeking to raise around £4million to ease the Ibrox cash crisis.

UEFA have today confirmed Celtic have failed in their bid to include John Guidetti in their squad for the Europa League group stage games.

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