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Cech questions Abramovich's hiring and firing

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Ferguson not looking for new signings

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Manchester City in hot pursuit of striker Aguero

It still looks like being all change up front as well as in midfield at Manchester City, even though Carlos Tevez's move to Brazil has fallen through.

Roberto Mancini targets three new Manchester City players

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes he needs to sign three new players regardless of whether Carlos Tevez stays or goes.

Park Ji-sung set for new Manchester United deal

Midfielder Park Ji-sung is confident his Manchester United performances will improve because he has quit international football.

Karim Benzema relaxed about competition at Real Madrid

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema insists he is not concerned by the possibility of the Spanish giants bringing in attacking reinforcements this summer.

Roberto Mancini says Sergio Aguero bid is imminent

Roberto Mancini expects Manchester City to lodge a bid for Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero in the next few days despite Carlos Tevez's exit dragging on.

City insist £44m Tevez deal is done despite Corinthians' denials

Manchester City are adamant they have agreed a £44m deal to sell Carlos Tevez to Corinthians despite the Brazilian club's denials yesterday. The City manager, Roberto Mancini, said at a press conference in Vancouver yesterday morning that Corinthians had agreed a fee with City for Tevez. The Brazilian club later said that they were still studying a proposal from City regarding fees and payment schedules and had not come to a final agreement.

Corinthians deny Carlos Tevez deal agreed

Brazilian outfit Corinthians insist they have not yet struck a deal to sign Carlos Tevez from Manchester City.

Summer sales get going with barely a bargain in sight

With the new Premier League season a month away, there still promises to be several major transfer moves before kick-off on 13 August. Here we look at some of the biggest possible deals.

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