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Gunners continue summer recruitment after opening weekend victory

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects another PSG bid for Yohan Cabaye

Transfer news: Newcastle's Alan Pardew braced for battle with PSG over Yohan Cabaye

Having seen Andy Carroll join Liverpool for £35m at the 11th hour back in 2011, Alan Pardew knows just how unpredictable the last day of the January transfer window can be. So it was no surprise that the Newcastle United manager was not exactly sanguine about his prospects of holding on to the club’s star midfielder Yohan Cabaye this week in the face of sustained interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

Spain midfielder Juan Mata

Poll: Will Juan Mata be the best player to wear the Manchester United No 7 shirt?

Juan Mata follows in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona

Transfer news: Manchester United reject Paris Saint-Germain offer for Adnan Januzaj - reports

Teenage winger not for sale according to United

Yohan Cabaye is a target for Paris Saint-Germain

Transfer news: Paris Saint-Germain have £14m bid for Newcastle midfielder target Yohan Cabaye rejected

Manchester United have also been interested in the 28-year-old

Spain midfielder Juan Mata

Transfer news: Manchester United on the verge of signing Juan Mata for £37m after penalty heartbreak

The Spain international did not train with Chelsea today

Ludovic Giuly trains in Chasselay ahead of Monts d’Or Azergues Foot’s French Cup last-32 tie against Monaco

Cup romance is French affair as Ludovic Giuly returns to take on mighty Monaco

Former international is back at his childhood club trying to topple the elite of Europe

The biggest rumours of the day
Cavani and Moyes

Transfer news: Manchester United plan huge Edinson Cavani bid - reports

English champions set to make an ambitious bid to lure Edinson Cavani to the Premier League after worrying campaign

Cavani, Cabaye, Salah and Mata: the biggest movers this month?

Transfer news: Juan Mata to Manchester United, Dimitar Berbatov to Arsenal and the biggest deals that could still happen

A look at the potential biggest deals as the January transfer window nears closure

Wayne Rooney may not recover from his groin injury in time to face Sunderland

Transfer news: Manchester United could risk losing Wayne Rooney for free in an attempt to qualify for the Champions League

United are facing up to the prospect of missing out on Europe's elite competition which coincides with Rooney heading into the final year of his contract this summer

Eden Hazard

Transfer news: Eden Hazard rubbishes Paris Saint Germain link

Chelsea winger reaffirms his commitment to the Blues in the wake of continued interest from PSG

Arsene Wenger could agree a new three-year contract as early as this week after Arsenal's majority shareholder Stan Kroenke flew in to London

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could agree a new three-year contract as early as this week as Stan Kroenke jets in to London

The Gunners' majority shareholder will be present at the next board meeting to finalise a new deal for Wenger and discuss their January transfer plans

Mohamed Salah
Luis Suarez was at the centre of a diving row following the 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Aston Villa

Transfer news: PSG and Real Madrid remain interested in Liverpool striker Luis Suarez - reports

Rodgers may still lose Suarez despite persuading the forward to sign a lucrative new deal at Liverpool

Newcastle United's Yohan Cabaye

Transfer news: PSG set to offer £21m for Yohan Cabaye as Laurent Blanc praises his 'character'

Magpies prepare to receive a bumper offer for their star Frenchman

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Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

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Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

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Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

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