Paper talk #11


-Chelsea are set to sign Augsburg left-back Abdul Rahman Baba, 21, for £17m.

-Confirming the fears of FA chairman Greg Dyke, the opening weekend of the Premier League featured the fewest English players ever.

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-Tottenham and West Ham are targeting Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, along with Italian side Torino.

-Fabio Borini is on the verge of a move from Liverpool to Fiorentina.

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-Andre Wisdom has told Norwich to forget about signing him on a permanent deal from Liverpool.

-Charlie Austin will be handed a bumper new deal at QPR if no-one meets the club’s £15m asking price.


Jose Mouriniho bans team doctor Eva Carneiro from bench

Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro has been banned by Jose Mourinho from sitting on the bench on matchdays, according to Sky sources.

Carneiro was heavily criticised by Chelsea boss on Saturday after she treated Eden Hazard on the field late in their 2-2 draw at home to Swansea, leading to Hazard being forced off and putting already 10-man Chelsea down to nine for a short time.

It is understood Gibraltar-born Carneiro will continue in her role as first-team doctor but she will only work at the club’s training ground in Cobham, Surrey.


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Paper talk #10


-Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is poised to sign midfielder Lucas Biglia for £17.5m from Lazio this week.

-The United boss also expects to land Pedro after Barcelona’s European Super Cup clash with Sevilla on Tuesday, taking his outlay past £250m in 15 months.

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-Real Madrid have submitted a final £21.2m bid for Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.

-Keeper Sam Johnstone wants his Old Trafford future sorted out soon – he was hoping to return to Preston on loan but was on the bench against Spurs on Saturday with De Gea left out.

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-Kevin De Bruyne will tell Wolfsburg he wants to leave after Manchester City made an improved £47million offer for the Belgium star.

-Arsenal are interested in France striker Karim Benzema but refuse to pay Real Madrid’s asking price.

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Results and scores #4

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Manchester City got their Premier League campaign off to the ideal start as they cruised to a 3-0 victory over West Brom at The Hawthorns.

Expensive new signing Raheem Sterling was fairly quiet on his Premier League debut for City and Sergio Aguero started on the bench but it hardly mattered as Yaya Toure bagged a first-half brace and Vincent Kompany headed home a third after the break.

Paper talk #9


-Louis van Gaal ordered Real Madrid to pay the going rate for David De Gea — as he lined up a bid for Ajax and Holland keeper Jasper Cillessen.-

-Dick Advocaat admits he needs a stellar signing for Sunderland after seeing his bargain-budget side short-change fans at Leicester.

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-Tony Pulis admits he cannot guarantee Saido Berahino won’t end the transfer window as a Manchester City player.

-Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are queuing up to sign Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva.

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-Louis van Gaal could still buy three more players before the end of the transfer window in a bid to improve Manchester United’s title credentials.

-Manchester United have been told to pay a ‘huge price’ for Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.

Results and scores #3

Philippe Coutinho’s late wonder strike saw Liverpool exact revenge on Stoke with a 1-0 win at the Britannia Stadium.

The match appeared to be drifting towards a goalless draw before Coutinho unleashed a dipping, curling effort from 25 yards out to hand the visitors an unlikely three points.

And the win for Liverpool will have eased the pressure on Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers after the Reds lost 6-1 at Stoke on the final day of last season.

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Paper talk #8


-Liverpool are having difficulty offloading Mario Balotelli, who has been rejected by four Serie A clubs.


-Chelsea have been warned off Newcastle new boy Gini Wijnaldum by manager Steve McClaren.

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-Ajax boss Frank de Boer has warned United that Jasper Cillessen will not come cheap, and that his price is increasing by the week.

-Everton’s John Stones will be allowed to leave the club, but only if Chelsea pay £34m for the defender.