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Old Trafford evolution begins with purchase of Japanese rising star Shinji Kagawa

United finalise deal to sign attacking midfielder from German champions Borussia Dortmund

Tottenham striker Giovani Dos Santos

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Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa reveals talks with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson over transfer

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa has spoken to Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and would like to move to a Premier League club, the Japanese international said today.

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Manchester United 'target' Shinji Kagawa turns down new deal at Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa is set to leave the club this summer after turning down the offer of a new contact.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger must show leadership qualities in Champions League final says former Bayern Munich captain

Former Bayern Munich captain Stefan Effenberg has challenged Bastian Schweinsteiger to prove his leadership qualities in Saturday's Champions League final against Chelsea.

Stale Solbakken inherited a mess at Cologne, who went down this year

Solbakken arrives at Wolves – well schooled in dealing with turmoil

Alcohol, relegation, defensive chaos and boardroom confusion: Stale Solbakken will not be too worried by the situation at Wolverhampton Wanderers, because he has experienced it all and worse this season at Cologne.

Podolski doubtful for Bayern Munich game

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City manager Roberto Mancini has faith in Tevez to score the most important goal in the club's history

Brendan Rodgers accuses Roberto Mancini of being disrespectful towards Swansea

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has accused Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini of being disrespectful to his side as they prepare to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Dirk Kuyt

Hamburg coach reveals interest in Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt

Hamburg coach Thorsten Fink has described Liverpool's Dutch forward Dirk Kuyt as a "class" player.

Franck Ribéry (left) and Arjen Robben (right) celebrate a goal for Bayern Munich this season. Bayern may be the biggest club in Germany but five clubs have been champions in the last nine years

Magical Bayern Munich prove Bundesliga is Europe's best league

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Dirk Kuyt

Hamburg eye transfer for Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt

Hamburg technical director Frank Arnesen has expressed his admiration for Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt as speculation over the Holland international's future continues.

Schalke 04 confirm Raul will leave at end of season

Schalke 04 forward Raul is to leave at the end of the season when his contract expires, the Bundesliga club said today.

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