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Alberto Aquilani

Clarke offers hope to Cole as Liverpool clear midfield clutter

You imagine that Jevan Joel Raj would want Joe Cole to stay at Anfield. The 15-year-old queued for eight hours at a shopping centre in the Malaysian capital to get Cole to sign a Liverpool shirt. He intended to have it framed but should the 29-year-old leave the club, as has seemed likely all summer, it may have to come down from the wall.

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Aquilani set to stay at Juventus

Alberto Aquilani's agent has said the midfielder is likely to join Juventus from Liverpool permanently in the summer. The Italian midfielder has been on loan at Juventus this season and Franco Zavaglia, his representative, said yesterday that the two clubs have an agreement for a June move.