Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is Chief Sportswriter at The Independent.

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Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos to Manchester United: £32m bid rejected - defender wants future resolved within two weeks

EXCLUSIVE: The Spain international does not want to be dragged into Real Madrid's pre-season tour with his future unresolved

Sergio Ramos to Manchester United: £30m opening bid for unsettled Real Madrid defender made as United seek to secure move

Exclusive: The Spanish international believes he is worth more than the €7m Real are understood to be willing to pay, and cannot understand the club allowing him to enter the last two years of his contract

Alberto Salazar congratulates Galen Rupp and Mo Farah following the men's 5,000 metres final at the 2011 World Championships

Alberto Salazar: Plenty of words but throwing open records would say more

We are left with the same nagging questions, such as why he took Androgel for his own needs when the medication is harmful for anyone with a heart condition - like him?

Roberto Firmino has become the second-most expensive player in Liverpool history with a fee of up to £29m

Liverpool transfer news: Club target Carlos Bacca and Salomon Rondon after signing Brazilian Roberto Firmino

Managing director, Ian Ayre, is staying at the Copa America for an additional day after tying up the Firmino deal to assess additional attacking options

Firmino is currently representing Brazil at the Copa America in Chile

Roberto Firmino joins Liverpool: Reds complete £30m signing of Brazilian striker

Firmino will sign a five-year deal once he has completed a medical

The Champions League and Europa League trophies on display at the entrance of Uefa's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland

Financial Fair Play: Uefa appeal against court ruling that could grant clubs an extra £10 million to spend on players

The governing body is preparing to make its own changes to the regime at an executive committee meeting in Prague next week

Firmino is currently representing Brazil at the Copa America in Chile

Liverpool transfer news: Club target £30m Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino after deal for Aston Villa's Christian Benteke falls through

Sevilla's £20m Colombian Carlos Bacca and Zenit St Petersburg's Salomon Rondon are also under consideration

Sergio Ramos transfer to Manchester United: Real Madrid backlash against £46.5m defender boosts hopes of Old Trafford switch

There is no current sense that Real Madrid want to keep the defender

Louis van Gaal talks with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie

Manchester United transfer news: Robin van Persie wants to fight for future despite Louis van Gaal demanding more effort from the striker

Van Gaal concerned that Van Persie could no longer cope with intensity

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