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Playing in unfamiliar position at centre-back, and will be having nightmares about facing Fellaini again. 6/10

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Michael Carrick insists there is no chance of Manchester United taking it easy in the group stages of the Champions League after last term's bitter disappointment.

Martin Skrtel signs new long-term Liverpool deal

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel insists there was never any doubt in his mind about wanting to stay at the club and was more than happy to sign a new contract.

Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin

Andrei Arshavin to decide Arsenal future after Euro 2012

Arsenal forward Andrei Arshavin will wait until after Euro 2012 before deciding where his future lies.

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Milos Krasic</b>
Numerous newspapers have linked the Juventus winger Milos Krasic with a move to Old Trafford. The 27-year-old is out of favour in Turin and is eager to move on, which has opened up the possibility of a loan switch this month. This cheaper option could suit United, with continued speculation over how much funds are available under the ownership of the Glazer family. Chelsea and AC Milan are also interested in the Serbian international, who is valued at around £15m.

Krasic puts Spurs on alert by seeking Juventus exit

The Serbia winger Milos Krasic has stated his desire to leave Juventus this summer in a move that is likely to attract interest among different clubs in Europe.

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As Alan Pardew prepared to bid farewell to another of his cornerstone players yesterday, with Jose Enrique at Anfield finalising a £6m move, the Newcastle manager was refusing to resign himself to Joey Barton following the Spanish left-back – plus Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan – through the exit door at St James' Park. The chances are that Barton, having tweeted his way on to the transfer list with his criticism of the Tyneside club, will be winging his way away from the Magpies before deadline day. Still, Pardew has planned more peace talks with the disaffected midfielder, who he has yet to rule out of contention for bench duty for the match at home to Arsenal tomorrow.

Cesc Fabregas loss would be 'enormous' says Andrey Arshavin

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Andrey Arshavin would be welcome back at Zenit St Petersburg if Arsenal decide to sell the striker, the Russian club have confirmed.

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