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The 32-year-old is considered a coup for the club and will bring a wealth of experience to the Hawthorns

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Gareth Bale tells Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas he would like to work with him in the future

Spurs winger has a good relationship with his current manager despite his impending transfer to Real Madrid

The fantasy life has to end at some point for the Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina. In his case, it may be at Napoli

Pepe Reina clarifies his words over Liverpool exit - insisting he is 'very grateful' to club

Reina joined Napoli on-loan and expressed his disappointment over how the move transpired but he has admitted he is not angry with Liverpool

Transfer news: Pep Guardiola rules out any move to bring Chelsea defender David Luiz to Bayern Munich

Guardiola says there is 'not truth to the speculation' but questions still remain over Barcelona's interest

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Duo are introduced to the home crowd ahead of their friendly against Galatasaray

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Real goalkeeper has had his say on the possible transfer as the asking price from Spurs could be anything from £80m to £130m

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Manchester United manager David Moyes: My core values have not changed

Scot stills sees importance in discipline, punctuality and levels of intensity

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From sleeping in a hire car during the 1998 World Cup to observing Carlo Ancelotti at AC Milan's training ground, Moyes has been on a slow but steady rise to the top

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City are looking to add further names to their squad having with both Pepe and Eduardo Salvio rumoured to be on the radar

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