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Thomas Vermaelen

Thomas Vermaelen transfer latest: Manchester United remain confident of deal for Arsenal defender - whilst Wikipedia page has already changed

The Belgium international said earlier this summer his future is uncertain

Kevin Strootman

Manchester United transfer news: £79m offer for Kevin Strootman needed for Roma to 'think about it'

Louis van Gaal is keen on linking up with the Netherlands midfielder at Old Trafford

Arsenal transfer news: CONFIRMED - David Ospina joins in £3.5m deal

The goalkeeper arrives after impressing with Colombia at the World Cup

Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring for Southampton although the goal was later credited to Adam Lallana

Liverpool transfer news: Dejan Lovren on verge of switch from Southampton

Brendan Rodgers has been pursuing the defender for much of the summer

Manchester United's kit for the 2014/15 season

Manchester United to honour purchases of half-price replica kits after website error

Red Devils' supporters snapped up the new home shirt for just £22

Angel Di Maria celebrates his winner against Switzerland

Manchester United transfer news: Angel Di Maria set to choose between Old Trafford and PSG in next few days

The Argentina international is free to leave Real Madrid this summer

A James Rodriguez shirt on sale

Real Madrid sell £20m worth of James Rodriguez replica shirts

Fans of Los Blancos appear to be excited by the £63m new-arrival

Yossi Benayoun (left) and Joey Barton

Joey Barton and Yossi Benayoun become involved in Twitter row over Israel-Gaza conflict

The Queens Park Rangers midfielder was accused of being 'stupid' by the Israeli international

Sami Khedira, Angel di Maria and Isco 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

Arturo Vidal: Manchester United bid £39m for Juventus midfielder

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

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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
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How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
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Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
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Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
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The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
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Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
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