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The Italian was involved in a training ground incident this month

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Christian Eriksen sets his sights on Arsenal star Mesut Ozil as he targets the Premier League title for Tottenham

The former Ajax midfielder made an eye catching debut against Norwich

Pablo Osvaldo has spoken of his happiness at securing a move to Southampton from former club Roma

Transfer news: Southampton striker Pablo Osvaldo says he made the right decision to head to the Premier League after being forced out at Roma

Italian reveals he had received threats and insults from Roma fans which left him no option than to leave the club

Gervinho has criticised his former manager Arsene Wenger over his lack of playing time at Arsenal

Transfer news: Gervinho hits out at Arsene Wenger over his unsuccessful spell with Arsenal

Forward joined Roma in the summer after an unsuccessful two years at the Emirates

West Ham could bring Demba Ba back to the club from Chelsea

Transfer news: Chelsea reject interest from Arsenal and Tottenham for striker Demba Ba - reports

The Blues have agreed terms with one club however

Erik Lamela

Transfer news: Tottenham complete club record £30m deal for Roma winger Erik Lamela

The Argentina international joins from Roma

Erik Lamela
Erik Lamela

Transfer news: Tottenham agree £25.8m deal for Erik Lamela confirm Roma

Argentina international set for switch to White Hart Lane

Erik Lamela

Transfer analysis: Fury at Roma as Erik Lamela - 'the heir to Francesco Totti' - nears move to Tottenham

Argentina international expected to complete £30m move to White Hart Lane and - unlike Willian - comes with the guarantee of goals

Erik Lamela

Transfer news: Erik Lamela arrives in London to complete £30m move to Tottenham Hotspur

Gareth Bale exit will be sanctioned once arrival is confirmed

Gareth Bale looms large over New York City's Times Square

Transfer news: Daniel Levy wants to keep Real Madrid target Gareth Bale at Tottenham, claims Glenn Hoddle

The Spurs winger is widely expected to depart for Real Madrid

Daniel Pablo Osvaldo narrowly avoided a red card

Four things we learned from the weekend: Olivier Giroud’s capital gains; Ben Foster’s injury; Pablo Osvaldo’s no saint; St James’ Park misery for Newcastle

Giroud’s capital gains made easy by Fulham free spirits

One of the weekend’s most striking statistics was that all of Olivier Giroud’s 13 Premier League goals for Arsenal have come in London.

Mario Balotelli reacts to abuse from Roma fans

Mario Balotelli invites fans abuse because he is a 'troublemaker' claims the mayor of Verona

However, Flavio Tosi believes punishing sets of fans who are found guilty of racial chanting is the right thing to do ahead of Verona's return to the Serie A

Willian appears to be heading to Tottenham after arriving in London for a medical

Transfer news: Willian 'agrees personal terms' with Tottenham and could complete £30m move today

Arrival of Brazilian signals exit for Gareth Bale

Player analysis: What will Tottenham be getting should they sign Erik Lamela?

A look at the 21-year-old Roma striker after he was linked with a £30m move to Spurs

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger defends his record in transfer market despite Arsenal's failure to sign Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez

On eve of crucial Champions League tie, Arsenal manager hits out at critics and insists signings will be made

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