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Transfer analysis: Sami Khedira, Isco and Angel di Maria among Real Madrid players up for grabs this summer

We take a look at those the could be leaving the Bernabeu for pastures new

Chile's midfielder Arturo Vidal reacts after losing their match against Brazil in a penalty shoot out after extra-time in the Round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile

Manchester United transfer news: Arturo Vidal subject of £39m bid - reports

The Chile international is among Louis van Gaal's top targets this summer

Thomas Eisfeld

Arsenal transfer news: Fulham capture Thomas Eisfeld - billed as 'a Robert Pires type' by Arsene Wenger

The highly-rated German midfielder is the eighth summer signing by the relegated side

Kurt Zouma in action for Chelsea

Chelsea transfer news: Kurt Zouma set for Chelsea stay, but Raphael Varane remains on radar

Jose Mourinho has handed Zouma the number 5 shirt for next season

Before Hollywood Jason Statham was a diver and competed in the 1990 Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games: Jason Statham diving at the 1990 Games

Now a Hollywood actor, the star of The Transporter franchise used to be more interested in twists and pikes

Liverpool transfer news: Javier Manquillo expected to join on two-year loan deal

Spanish right-back will challenge Glen Johnson for a place

Wayne Rooney in the new Manchester United away kit

Manchester United unveil new away kit: White strip will be last produced by Nike

Adidas will be taking over kit making duties next season

New Real Madrid signing James Rodríguez with club president Florentino Perez

James Rodriguez joins Real Madrid: World Cup top scorer completes £63m move

Colombia international will link up with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale at the Bernabeu

Frank Lampard will captain England against Ecuador

Frank Lampard MLS move marred by re-telling of 9/11 'mocking' in New York newspaper

The former Chelsea player could face a backlash from fans of New York City FC

Douglas Costa

Tottenham and Arsenal in battle for Douglas Costa? Brazil forward opens up Shakhtar Donetsk exit possibility

Premier League duo will be among a host of interested sides

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All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
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We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
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