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The Morocco international ends his loan spell with the Cottagers to move to Serie A

Kaka back in training with AC Milan

Kaka refuses wages after sustaining injury on return for AC Milan

The Brazilian midfielder has only just returned from Real Madrid

Pablo Osvaldo has spoken of his happiness at securing a move to Southampton from former club Roma

Transfer news: Southampton striker Pablo Osvaldo says he made the right decision to head to the Premier League after being forced out at Roma

Italian reveals he had received threats and insults from Roma fans which left him no option than to leave the club

Libor Kozak

Transfer news: Aston Villa sign Lazio striker Libor Kozak in £7m deal

The Czech Republic international has signed a four-year contract

Erik Lamela

Transfer news: Tottenham agree £25.8m deal for Erik Lamela confirm Roma

Argentina international set for switch to White Hart Lane

Erik Lamela

Transfer analysis: Fury at Roma as Erik Lamela - 'the heir to Francesco Totti' - nears move to Tottenham

Argentina international expected to complete £30m move to White Hart Lane and - unlike Willian - comes with the guarantee of goals

Michael Essien was introduced to local press by Jose Mourinho as 'my son'

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien ends international exile and is named in Ghana squad

The midfielder has not played for his country for two years

Emanuele Giaccherini opens the scoring for Sunderland

Emanuele Giaccherini reveals motivation to leave Juventus and join Sunderland

The Italian scored in the 1-1 draw with Southampton at the weekend

Mario Balotelli reacts to abuse from Roma fans

Mario Balotelli invites fans abuse because he is a 'troublemaker' claims the mayor of Verona

However, Flavio Tosi believes punishing sets of fans who are found guilty of racial chanting is the right thing to do ahead of Verona's return to the Serie A

Lazio fans pictured during the Supercoppa

Lazio to close Stadio Olimpico stand for first match of the season after 'racist abuse' during Supercoppa

Fans punished after allegedly directing abuse at Juventus players

Pablo Osvaldo in action for Italy

Player analysis: The lowdown on £15m Southampton signing Pablo Osvaldo

Saints broke their record transfer fee for the second time this season after they shelled out £15m for the Italian, but what will he offer fans at St Mary's?

Federico Macheda is set to go out on the fourth loan spell of his Manchester United career

Transfer news: Manchester United striker Federico Macheda close to agreeing season-long loan with Doncaster Rovers

It appears Federico Macheda’s career with Manchester United is over, with the Italian close to agreeing a season-long loan with Doncaster Rovers in the final year of his contract with the Premier League champions. His agent, Giovanni Bia, confirmed last week that his client will leave on a free next summer when his current deal expires.

Gervinho has been capped 45 times by the Ivory Coast

Arsenal cut losses on Gervinho after Roma clinch £7m deal

Arsenal confirmed the sale of Ivory Coast forward Gervinho to Roma, for a fee reported to be in the region of £7m.

Gonzalo Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain completes move from Real Madrid to Napoli

Arsenal had been hopeful of signing the striker

Gonzalo Higuain

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

Napoli reveal they are interested in signing the Real Madrid striker

Emanuele Giaccherini

Sunderland complete signing of Italy midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini

The 28-year-old joins from Juventus on a four-year deal

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