Sport Daniel Pablo Osvaldo narrowly avoided a red card

The Italian was involved in a training ground incident this month

Franco Baldini

Franco Baldini: The driving force behind Tottenham's slick transfer campaign

There could be more arrivals to add to Paulinho,  Étienne Capoue, Nacer Chadli and Roberto Soldado

Pablo Osvaldo in action for Italy

Player analysis: The lowdown on £15m Southampton signing Pablo Osvaldo

Saints broke their record transfer fee for the second time this season after they shelled out £15m for the Italian, but what will he offer fans at St Mary's?

Southampton have broken their record for the second time this summer, to bring in Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo for a reported £15m
Scott Parker and Jermain Defoe

Transfer news: Jermain Defoe next target for QPR as Harry Redknapp closes on Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker

Rangers' boss wants to bring his former players to Loftus Road and has said they will be crucial if the club are to return to the Premier League

Daniele De Rossi in action for Italy during the Confederations Cup with Spain

Transfer news: Daniele De Rossi omission from Roma squad fuels rumours of switch to Chelsea

The Italian defensive midfielder has been constantly linked with a switch to London and would add a wealth of experience to Jose Mourinho's midfield

Alen Halilovic has been labelled as the next 'Luka Modric'

Transfer news: Tottenham closing in on 'the next Luka Modric' after fee is 'agreed' for Croatian midfielder Alen Halilovic

Reports in Croatia claim Dinamo Zagreb have accepted an offer for the 17-year-old though personal terms are yet to be discussed

John Arne Riise

Transfer news: John Arne Riise set for Fulham departure

32-year-old defender has been told he can leave on a free transfer with Werder Bremen interested in the Norwegian international

Gervinho has been capped 45 times by the Ivory Coast

Arsenal cut losses on Gervinho after Roma clinch £7m deal

Arsenal confirmed the sale of Ivory Coast forward Gervinho to Roma, for a fee reported to be in the region of £7m.

Alvaro Vadillo (l) competes with Real Madrid defender Pepe (r)

Transfer news: Arsenal enter race with Tottenham for 18-year-old Alvaro Vadillo - the 'new Cristiano Ronaldo'

Attacking left midfielder had been identified as a long-term replacement for Gareth Bale but the Gunners hope to beat Spurs to his signing

New West Brom signing, Diego Lugano

Transfer news: West Bromwich Albion sign Uruguayan international defender Diego Lugano from PSG

The 32-year-old is considered a coup for the club and will bring a wealth of experience to the Hawthorns

Fulham manager Martin Jol

Transfer news: Fulham announce deal for French midfielder Ange-Freddy Plumain

The 18-year-old arrives on a free transfer

John Terry will get no favours from Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho tells John Terry to show he is worth new Chelsea deal

Mourinho dismisses Higuain signing as Rooney remains priority

Marquinhos

Transfer news: PSG splash out £30m on Brazilian defender Marquinhos

The 19-year-old arrives from Roma on a five year contract

Petr Cech on the pre-season tour

Transfer news: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is a 'great player' says Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech

The Blues have made an offer in the region of £20m for Rooney

Arsene Wenger talks to Gervinho

Transfer news: Arsenal forward Gervinho close to Roma switch

Lyon also reportedly interested in the Ivory Coast international

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