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Gerrard: Suarez's future is up to him - Transfers LIVE
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says the club adores "magician" Luis Suarez but admits that any decision on his future is up to the Uruguay international himself. Follow the latest transfer news as it happens right here on our LIVE page. Send us your thoughts on Facebook & Twitter.

23:00 IST

03/08/13

BIG NEWS: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers opines that striker Luis Suarez is worth as much as Gareth Bale and has reiterated his desire to keep hold of the Uruguay international.Read More

22:40 IST

03/08/13

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has his eyes on the European crown having joined the club this summer.Read More

22:10 IST

03/08/13

DID YOU NOTICE: Tottenham forward Gareth Bale has been left out of the club's squad for their pre-season friendly with Monaco.Read More

20:45 IST

03/08/13

Just before I leave, I had attended Dempo SC's 2013-14 kit unveiling which was held in the capital city of Goa earlier today. Have a look at the Golden Eagles' new outfits for the coming term. Cheers!

-Anselm.

20:41 IST

03/08/13

Alright, it's my dinner time. This is Anselm Noronha signing out to make way for Shikharr Chandra, who will be hosting the Live blog for you in a few minutes from now.

Have a great weekend, everyone, and keep sending your reactions on Facebook & Twitter.

20:26 IST

03/08/13

Just about an hour ago, Suarez was cheered on his Anfield return as the Reds claimed a victory in Gerrard's testimonial match in which Liverpool beat Olympiakos Pireaus 2-0

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says the club adores "magician" Luis Suarez but admits that any decision on his future is up to the Uruguay international himself.

The Reds' top goalscorer is subject to interest from rivals Arsenal, with Goal revealing that the North London club had tabled a bid of £42 million in July.
 

19:59 IST

03/08/13

Del Piero, who is back in Italy on a pre-season tour with his new Australian employers, is happy that Juventus have now signed a player worthy of inheriting his No.10 shirt - Carlos Tevez

"I wore it for years and what I had to do has been done," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "Now I wish Tevez and the whole team all the best."
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19:38 IST

03/08/13

The former Red Devils goalkeeper believes the fans would love to see the Sweden international at Old Trafford and suggests he would have a similar impact to that of Eric Cantona

What do you think? I'd only say, not with that kind of an outfit ;)
 

19:11 IST

03/08/13

Do you lack amusement? Gotta taste this then!

Jose Mourinho has taken another swipe at Cristiano Ronaldo by claiming that that his fellow Portuguese is not the "real" Ronaldo.

The Chelsea boss, who recently stated that his former charge at Real Madrid "thinks he knows everything", insinuated that he has more respect for Brazil legend Ronaldo, with whom he worked during his time at Barcelona under the guidance of Bobby Robson.

"I was manager for the first time in the 2000 year but, before that, I was assistant in big clubs and with big managers and coaching the best players in the world, so I was 30 and I was coaching Ronaldo, not this one [Cristiano], the real one, the Brazilian Ronaldo," Mourinho told ESPN.
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18:45 IST

03/08/13

Madrid's €115 million pursuit for Bale has dropped a lot of jaws. Not yours?

Well, then you could decide after reading Brendon Netto's take on Real Madrid's transfer policy and their obsession with signing Gareth Bale
 

18:27 IST

03/08/13

Manchester United midfielder Anderson admits he has been frustrated by his form and injuries but insists he is ready to challenge for a regular first-team place under David Moyes.

The 25-year-old, who was signed from Porto in the summer of 2007, made just nine Premier League starts last season due to fitness problems.
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18:04 IST

03/08/13

Dempsey set for €7m Seattle Sounders move

The United States international is on the verge of completing a switch to the MLS side having struggled to nail down a regular starting spot at Tottenham last season

17:49 IST

03/08/13

Stephan El Shaarawy has insisted that he never thought about leaving AC Milan amid speculation earlier this summer that he was ready to exit San Siro.

The Italy international, 20, was one of the revelations of the 2012-13 campaign and his good performances last term did not go unnoticed elsewhere, with Manchester City among those credited with an interest.

Vice-president Adriano Galliani revealed last month that Milan had rejected an offer worth more than €30 million for the youngster, but El Shaarawy maintains a transfer was never an option.

17:30 IST

03/08/13

Meanwhile in the I-League...

Salgaocar FC have completed the signing of Darryl Alexander Duffy after his successful trial with the club for the 2013-14 season.

17:05 IST

03/08/13

Hi, it's me Anselm Noronha taking over the Live blog now. You may get in touch with me via Twitter @apnoronha

17:00 IST

03/08/13

So if Chelsea fail to land Wayne Rooney, it seems as if they will make Fernando Torres their main man.

Jose Mourinho believes Torres has struggled to make his mark in London because his team-mates have not adapted to him

"He [Torres] is not a kid any more, he is at an age where it is difficult to change his play," Mourinho said after Chelsea's 2-0 friendly win over Inter Milan on Friday.

"He is what he is and he is very good with the qualities that he has got. So we need to learn and support his game."

Do you think Mourinho can get the best out of Torres?

16:45 IST

03/08/13

According to AS, the payment terms for Gareth Bale are already agreed. Real Madrid have compromised to make a first payment of 20M€ to Tottenham for Bale and the rest will be paid in six years.

Interesting arrangement, do you think the deal is as good as done?

16:30 IST

03/08/13

Spanish paper Sport say that Daniel Agger is the preferred option for Barcelona in their quest to sign a centre-back.

The Liverpool defender is economically more viable than David Luiz. He will be the second and final signing for Barcelona this summer.

Do you think he would fit in well at Barcelona? Will Liverpool need another defender? Send in your thoughts!

16:10 IST

03/08/13

Schalke general manager Horst Heldt has revealed the club have been rebuffed in their efforts to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Bayern Munich.

"I got in touch with Matthias Sammer to ask him about Xherdan Shaqiri's availability. Unfortunately, he made it clear that they do not want to let go of him," Heldt was quoted as saying by Bild.

I guess that makes sense.. Bayern don't want to lose one of their most vital players.. in their B team.

15:50 IST

03/08/13

Staying with the big transfer sagas this summer, here's a bit on the Luiz Suares situation...

Steven Gerrard has urged Luis Suarez to stay at Liverpool, less than a year after the midfielder himself rejected a move to a Champions League club.

"I had a chance to move to a Champions League club last year, but there was no temptation. I have been through that enough before – and that is the message for Luis," Gerrard told reporters.

"He will get many more chances to move on, if that's what he wants to do further down the line. I just think a player of his level and quality should wait for the big ones to come."

Wait for one of the big ones to come? A cheeky jab at Arsenal perhaps? In any case, the Liverpool skipper does make a good point..