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Rodgers warns Madrid over Suarez - Transfers LIVE
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned Real Madrid that any late bid for Luis Suarez would be "very difficult" to complete. Follow the latest transfer news as it happens right here on our LIVE page. Send us your thoughts on Facebook & Twitter.

23:02 IST

23/08/13

Conte excited over new arrivals
Antonio Conte has revealed his excitement at seeing his trio of high-profile summer signings in action ahead of Juventus' Serie A curtain raiser against Sampdoria on Saturday.

The Bianconeri won the league title at a canter last season but have bolstered their ranks significantly with the acquisitions of Fernando Llorente, Carlos Tevez and Angelo Ogbonna.

22:33 IST

23/08/13

Napoli close in on Zapata signing
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis has taken to Twitter to announce the club are close to signing Estudiantes striker Duvan Zapata.

The Partenopei have made nine signings so far this summer, but new coach Rafa Benitez is continuing to spend the proceeds of Edinson Cavani's €63 million move to Paris Saint-Germain.

22:04 IST

23/08/13

Rodgers questions Willian's move

Brendan Rodgers has hinted that Willian's decision not to join Liverpool is related to money and not football.

The Anfield club were reported to have made the first approach for the Brazilian winger, but were gazumped by Tottenham before a late bid from Chelsea ensured Rodgers missed out on the former Shakhtar Donetsk man.

21:51 IST

23/08/13

WHAT COULD IT BE?!

Brendan Rodgers has hinted that Willian's decision not to join Liverpool is related to money and not football.

The Anfield club were reported to have made the first approach for the Brazilian winger, but were gazumped by Tottenham before a late bid from Chelsea ensured Rodgers missed out on the former Shakhtar Donetsk man.

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21:32 IST

23/08/13

Manchester City have edged closer to the signing of Atletico Madrid defender Martin Demichelis, Goal can reveal.

The Argentine, who only joined Atleti from Malaga back in July, is keen to link with his former boss at the Etihad Stadium, with City in discussions with the Liga club over a settlement fee that could rise to €4.1 million based on success.

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21:16 IST

23/08/13

Laurent Blanc to wield PSG axe!

Edinson Cavani, Marquinhos and Lucas Digne have all arrived in the French capital for a combined fee of over €100m, and those arrivals have further swelled an already bloated squad.

The reigning Ligue 1 champions have stuttered to two draws from their opening two games of the campaign, leading to speculation that Blanc could make further signings - but he insists he is now focused on trimming down his side.

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20:58 IST

23/08/13

DID YOU KNOW?

Real Madrid icon Raul turned down the chance to join Manchester United in the summer of 2010 and opted to move to Schalke instead.

"The first decision was to leave and the second whether to leave to still compete at the highest level or not. He chose the latter and there were a few clubs where he could compete for trophies, including Manchester United," his agent Gines Carvajal told Marca.

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20:32 IST

23/08/13

SPECIAL REPORT

Luis Suarez
has accepted that he will not be permitted to leave Liverpool in the current window after the club's American owners told the Uruguay international they had no intention of honouring his contract's £40 million exit clause, Goal can reveal.

When Arsenal exercised the release clause with a late-July bid of £40,000,001, Liverpool made it clear that they would not be honouring the agreement, principle owner John W. Henry employing Twitter to play to the Anfield crowd. "What do you think they’re smoking over there at Emirates?" Henry wrote.

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20:01 IST

23/08/13

Wenger quiet on Flamini reunion


The former Arsenal midfielder has been training with his old side since leaving AC Milan in the summer but the Gunners manager refuses to be drawn on a potential re-signing

19:36 IST

23/08/13

'It's Real Madrid, what do you expect?' - Robbie Keane tips Bale for Tottenham exit


The former Spurs striker believes that the allure of one of the world's most historic clubs is simply too great to turn down, but would like to see the Welshman wait a year

19:05 IST

23/08/13

Arsenal open Di Maria talks with Real Madrid


Arsene Wenger has turned his attention to the Spanish giants as he makes late-window attempts to bring a marquee signing to the Gunners following a frustrating summer

18:33 IST

23/08/13

And here are some more quotes from his press conference - Mourinho confirms Willian has chosen Chelsea over Tottenham & rules out Mata exit


The Blues boss believes his side has won the race for the 25-year-old midfielder and trumped their London rivals to the deal, but has dismissed talk linking Mata with a move away

18:01 IST

23/08/13

BREAKING NEWS: Mourinho confirms Willian has chosen Chelsea over Spurs & rules out Mata exit


In a press conference ahead of Man United game, Mourinho on Willian
: "He's an extra target [to Wayne Rooney]. I am happy with my squad but every one of us says we are happy.

"We always want something more and never close the door. I want a 22-player squad. If somebody comes, somebody leaves. We don't need to sell, loan probably yes."

When asked if Willian had chosen Chelsea, Mourinho nodded and added: "We have to do a medical."

17:41 IST

23/08/13

Wenger: Champions League key to signings


The Arsenal manager insists he is "confident" of signing the right players, particularly after taking a clear advantage in their play-off against Fenerbahce

17:13 IST

23/08/13

Lukaku would welcome Rooney at Chelsea


The Belgium international is keen to make his mark on the first team this season but would be happy for the club to sign the Manchester United forward if it improved the squad

16:07 IST

23/08/13

Why do Tottenham fear missing out on Willian? Because Chelsea have lodged a late €37 million bid to hijack the Anzhi Makhachkala attacker deal on Thursday.

The 25-year-old underwent a medical at Spurs on Wednesday and looked on course to become the north Londoners' fifth summer signing - and third club-record deal of the transfer window.

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15:48 IST

23/08/13

Moves for Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas have fallen embarrassingly by the wayside, but Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel feels the club should not feel pressured into making a big-name signing.

... "I know a lot of people thought Wayne [Rooney] was not celebrating with the team when he scored but he had just made two long sprint runs and was knackered," he added.

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15:31 IST

23/08/13


A WANTED MAN

SUAREZ'S 2012-13 CLUB SEASON
GAMES PLAYED
GOALS
ASSISTS
44
30
5

15:26 IST

23/08/13

You read that - Rodgers warns Real Madrid: Suarez exit very difficult to complete

The Uruguayan has been vocal in regarding his desire to leave Anfield this summer, with Arsenal unsuccessful with two bids and Arsene Wenger subsequently admitting defeat in his chase of the striker.

However, when asked if he expected a formal approach from Madrid before the close of the window, Rodgers insisted there was little time left for a deal to be done.

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15:20 IST

23/08/13

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