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Hull City transfer news: Jordan Rhodes bid made, reveal Blackburn

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The controversial Italian is set to return to the Premier League

Angel di Maria has asked to leave Real Madrid

Angel di Maria: Manchester United target has asked to leave Real Madrid, confirms Carlo Ancelotti

PSG are also interested in the Argentina winger

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Mattia Destro to Chelsea: No swap deal for Fernando Torres, says agent

A deal to bring in the Roma forward had been mooted

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Mario Balotelli to Liverpool: Jamie Carragher says AC Milan striker still has much to prove

The Italy international is understood to be closing in on a transfer to Anfield

Lukas Podolski to Galatasaray? Arsenal give Turkish club the green light for sale of forward

But the Gunners have told Galatasaray that Joel Campebll is not for sale

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Manchester United transfer news: Juventus confident Arturo Vidal will remain in Serie A thanks to 'solid marriage'

The Chile international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford

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