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Frank and Ronald de Boer and Ajax failed to reach an agreement in their talks yesterday but have resolved to meet again. The two Dutch internationals want to leave Ajax but the club insist the players must abide by their contracts which run until 2004.

Sheffield Wednesday have completed the signing of Wim Jonk, the Dutch international midfielder, for pounds 2.5m on a three-year contract.

Trevor Sinclair is hoping to be back in training with West Ham later this week after being given the all-clear following a hospital scare. Sinclair, 25, was taken to hospital in Essex, after reportedly having difficulty breathing and complaining of chest pains during a round of golf on Sunday and was detained overnight.

Gillingham have paid a club record pounds 500,000 fee to sign Brentford's 27- year-old striker Bob Taylor. Taylor, scored 56 goals for Brentford in 172 appearances.

Alan Ball, the Portsmouth manager, has pulled out of a deal to sign Liazid Sandjak, the Algerian international striker, after the player failed to prove his fitness.

Sam Allardyce, the Notts County manager, has made Shaun Murray, the Bradford City midfielder, his eighth signing of the summer.

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