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Newcastle accepted a bid from the French side understood to be in the region of £20m

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Transfer news: Arsenal monitoring situation as Mirko Vucinic's move to Inter Milan stalls

Arsene Wenger asks the Italian club to keep him up-to-date over the elongated transfer saga

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Transfer news: Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic 'flattered' by Manchester United link

Fresh hope for David Moyes as Miralem Pjanic suggests a deal could be done to bring the Bosnian international to Old Trafford

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Transfer news: Roma confirm offers received for Manchester United and Tottenham 'target' Miralem Pjanic

Italian giants Roma claim they have received - and rejected - a number of offers from European clubs for Manchester United and Tottenham target Miralem Pjanic.

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Transfer news: Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur look into signing former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou

Former Chelsea forward could be returning to England with Liverpool or Spurs

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Tim Sherwood denies Spurs have made move for the England international

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