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Joe Kinnear and potential signing Douglas

Transfer news: Newcastle fail to land any deadline day signings despite Joe Kinnear claims

Loic Remy on loan was the club's best deal of the summer

City manager Manuel Pellegrini looks on with satisfaction

Manuel Pellegrini wants 'aggressive' approach of Manchester City to continue against Cardiff City

The Sky Blues won their opening game of the season 4-0

Vincent Kompany holds his head after picking up an injury after tackling Newcastle United's Sammy Ameobi
New Crystal Palace signing Dwight Gayle in action for the club against Tottenham today
Gareth Bale

Transfer news: £26m Tottenham signing Roberto Soldado desperate for Gareth Bale to remain at White Hart Lane

It appears likely the Wales international will depart for Real Madrid

Gary Hooper in action for his former club Celtic

Norwich striker Gary Hooper now targeting place in England squad

The 25-year-old has moved to the Premier League from Celtic

Gary Hooper in action for his former club Celtic

Gary Hooper targeting goals to force England World Cup call-up after Norwich move

Striker acknowledges that he must find the back of the net if he is to be considered for Roy Hodgson's squad next summer

Roberto Soldado

Transfer news: Tottenham 'confident' of signing Valencia's Roberto Soldado with talks over a £26m move on-going

Andre Villas-Boas is determined to bring the striker to White Hart Lane despite rumours that the move will be financed by the sale of Gareth Bale

Nacer Chadli

Transfer news: Nacer Chadli completes £7m move to Tottenham

The 23-year-old joins from FC Twente

Tottenham have boosted their attacking options with the signing of Belgium winger Nacer Chadli

Nacer Chadli wings way to Tottenham after £7m deal is agreed with FC Twente

Tottenham have boosted their attacking options with the signing of Belgium winger Nacer Chadli.

The Sport Matrix: Monday 22 July 2013

Bold Mickelson takes Open after Westwood woe

Combative midfielder: Leroy 'The Bouncer' Fer

Today's transfer talk round-up: Thiago Alcantara on 'brink of Manchester United move'; Tottenham 'interested in' Nacer Chadli; Leroy Fer 'set for Norwich medical'

Who might be joining your club? Here are today's main transfer stories plus click the links at the bottom to find out the latest rumours...

James Perch

Wigan complete signing of Newcastle defender James Perch

27-year-old leaves Magpies after Joe Kinnear's announcement that players will be moved on

Steve McClaren joins QPR with eye still on England Under-21 job

Steve McClaren has returned to English football, as a coach at Queen’s Park Rangers, for the first time since he left Nottingham Forest in October 2011, with his long-term aim being the England Under-21s manager’s job.

From success and redemption abroad to disappointment: Steve McClaren back in England after briefly rebuilding reputation

McClaren saved his career in the Netherlands after accepting the challenge to manage abroad for the first time in his career at Twente

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