Dimitar Berbatov fell out of favour at Old Trafford

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Dimitar Berbatov was last night deciding between joining Italian champions Juventus or his old manager Martin Jol at Fulham as both clubs agreed fees with Manchester United.

Bilbao centre-half Javi Martinez looks destined to move to Bayern now

Window to slam in Mancini's face as Bayern close in on Martinez

Manchester City are in danger of ending the transfer window period without making the marquee signing their manager has demanded.

Pain game: Manchester United's Wayne Rooney is stretchered off with a leg injury sustained in a clash with Fulham's Hugo Rodallega during the Premier League clash at Old Trafford yesterday

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Manchester United will assess the extent of Wayne Rooney's injury before allowing Dimitar Berbatov to leave for Fiorentina.

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel insists there was never any doubt in his mind about wanting to stay at the club and was more than happy to sign a new contract.

Aquilani exits Anfield and heads to Fiorentina

Fiorentina have signed Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani for a reported fee of £5.5m.

Alberto Aquilani

Alberto Aquilani ends difficult time at Liverpool with transfer to Fiorentina

Alberto Aquilani's time at Liverpool is finally over after the Reds confirmed the midfielder had completed a permanent transfer to Fiorentina.

Marouane Chamakh

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Italian club Fiorentina have dismissed reports that they have entered into negotiations with Arsenal over Marouane Chamakh.

Manchester United defender Rafael

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Brazil have named Porto striker Hulk, Real Madrid full-back Marcelo and AC Milan centre-back Thiago Silva as their three over-age players for the London 2012 Olympics.

Benitez needs to know Sampdoria's transfer budget

Rafael Benitez rejects approach from Sampdoria

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There can be few players in the history of the game for whom the word hothead has been more appropriate. Mario Balotelli, Italy's young forward, has been making headlines all season and, to the ever-increasing dismay of even his most ardent supporters, all too rarely for acts of footballing brilliance. As well as his bizarre off-field antics, including throwing darts at academy players or the infamous firework incident, Balotelli's career has been plagued by ill-discipline on the pitch. He picked up two red cards this season, for the third year in a row, and was perhaps fortunate not to receive more, a stamp on Scott Parker being punished retrospectively and a tackle on Alex Song going unpunished. Also capable of producing moments of sheer genius, Balotelli looks certain to make an impact this summer one way or another.

Mario Balotelli among Italy squad for Euro 2012

Defender Andrea Ranocchia and forward Mattia Destro were left out of Italy's 23-man Euro 2012 squad today but centre back Leonardo Bonucci was included despite the match-fixing crisis engulfing the country.

Chris Hughton took Birmingham to the play-off semi finals

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West Brom are to step up their bid to secure head coach Roy Hodgson's successor after a month of interviewing and sounding out potential candidates, Press Association Sport understands.

Adem Ljajic in action against Spain

Adem Ljajic banished from Serbia set-up after national anthem snub

Serbia coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has banished Adem Ljajic from the international set-up after the forward failed to sing the national anthem before Saturday's defeat to Spain.

Seeing his men stripped of their aura, Sir Alex Ferguson was reduced to a tantrum with Roberto Mancini

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Delio Rossi fighting with Adem Ljaljic

Sacked Fiorentina coach Delio Rossi apologises after attacking own player

Former Fiorentina coach Delio Rossi has today apologised for his behaviour after hitting one of his own players during Wednesday's 2-2 draw against Novara.

Juve’s Marco Borriello rues another missed opportunity against Genoa

Ibrahimovic fires Milan four points clear

Juventus hit the woodwork three times and had a goal controversially disallowed as they were held 0-0 at Genoa yesterday, their sixth draw in their last seven Serie A games.

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