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Eto’o is available on a free transfer but his wages at Chelsea were £6.4m per year

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Martin Kelly: The right-back will miss most of the season with a serious knee injury

Crystal Palace transfer news: Martin Kelly joins from Liverpool

The defender has agreed a three-year deal

Premier League weekend preview: Alexis Sanchez, Manchester United vs Swansea and other talking points

Video: The Independent looks ahead to the opening weekend of the Premier League season 2014/2015

Sergio Romero could be a transfer target for Liverpool

Liverpool transfer news: Reds could fill Pepe Reina void with Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero - reports

The World Cup finalist could leave Sampdoria after spending last season on loan with French club Monaco

Alberto Moreno is closing in on his move to Liverpool
Kolo Toure hopes to stay at Liverpool

Kolo Toure turns down 'lower league' Trabzonspor to stay at Liverpool

The defender's contract at Liverpool expires next summer

Luis Suarez arrives at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to argue his case over his four-month ban

Luis Suarez was 'an accident waiting to happen', says Premier League chief

Richard Scudamore believes the time had come for the Uruguay striker to leave Liverpool

Diego Costa scored twice in seven minutes as Chelsea beat Real Sociedad 2-0

Manchester United will finish above Liverpool in Premier League, predicts Michael Owen

In the battle of his former sides, Owen expects the Red Devils to come out on top, but both will finish above Arsenal

Brendan Rodgers smiles at a press conference

Liverpool complete overhaul of youth system as Alex Inglethorpe becomes academy director

Final appointments made following departures of Rafael Benitez appointments

Brendan Rodgers has compared Raheem Sterling to Lionel Messi

Raheem Sterling the new Lionel Messi? Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool youngster reminds him of Barcelona great

Sterling has been in excellent form during pre-season

Alberto Moreno

Liverpool transfer news: Alberto Moreno deal could reach £18m, with Martin Kelly set for Crystal Palace move

Initial fee of £12m for left-back could rise depending on international appearances

Alberto Moreno

Real Madrid vs Seville: Coach wishes Alberto Moreno 'all the best' for his move to Liverpool after Super Cup defeat

Unai Emery congratulates Moreno after £12m move to Liverpool

Kolo Toure shows his frustration with himself after giving the ball away to Victor Anichebe with the West Brom striker going on to score their equaliser

Liverpool transfer news: Kolo Toure set for £1.5m move to Turkish side Trabzonspor

Ivorian could move to Turkey after just a year at Anfield

Alberto Moreno

Liverpool transfer news: Alberto Moreno deal is not done yet, confirms Sevilla president, but talks have taken place

Moreno is expected to make a £20m move to Liverpool should the Reds meet Sevilla's asking fee

Steven Gerrard in the style of Joshua Reynolds’ Portrait of General John Burgoyne

Sky Sports 5 launch: Bizarre painting of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard coincides with yet another channel on Sky

Channel dedicated to European football kicks off tonight

Samuel Eto'o of Chelsea celebrates

Samuel Eto'o to Liverpool: Reds identify former Chelsea striker as possible replacement for Luis Suarez

Eto'o is currently a free agent and has been linked with other Premier League clubs such as West Ham and Arsenal

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Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

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Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

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What happens to migrants once they land in Italy?

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French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

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Frank Mugisha: 'Coming out was a gradual process '

Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked
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The ‘vloggers’ signed up to find twentysomething audience
David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

A blistering attack on US influence on British television has lifted the savvy head of Channel 4 out of the shadows
Florence Knight's perfect picnic: Make the most of summer's last Bank Holiday weekend

Florence Knight's perfect picnic

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Horst P Horst comes to the V&A

The London's museum has delved into its archives to stage a far-reaching retrospective celebrating the photographer's six decades of creativity
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Mark Hix's summery soups

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Tim Sherwood column: 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National'

Tim Sherwood column

I would have taken the Crystal Palace job if I’d been offered it soon after my interview... but the whole process dragged on so I had to pull out
Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard admits he is still below the level of Ronaldo and Messi but, after a breakthrough season, is ready to thrill Chelsea’s fans
Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

The Everton and US goalkeeper was such a star at the World Cup that the President phoned to congratulate him... not that he knows what the fuss is all about
Match of the Day at 50: Show reminds us that even the most revered BBC institution may have a finite lifespan – thanks to the opposition

Tom Peck on Match of the Day at 50

The show reminds us that even the most revered BBC institution may have a finite lifespan – thanks to the opposition