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Isco (left) is expected to make his Real debut against Bournemouth

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No matter how hot it is, the most highly prized spot in Bournemouth tomorrow will not be a square foot of the sandy beach but a plastic seat at the Goldsands stadium.

Gonzalo Higuain

Transfer news: Arsenal face fresh competition for signature of Gonzalo Higuain

Napoli reveal they are interested in signing the Real Madrid striker

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