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Mohamed Sissoko

Reading 'target' Mohamed Sissoko released by PSG

The former Liverpool player has seen his contract terminated by mutual consent

Gareth Bale is a goal scorer but joins Real without a major honour

Is Gareth Bale worth it? Real Madrid seem to think so...

Glenn Moore assesses how the Spanish giants will handle a world-record player who is yet to win major domestic honours or star internationally

Javier Pastore with Edinson Cavani

Transfer news: Arsenal linked with move for PSG midfielder Javier Pastore

The Argentina international is yet to score for the French club this season

Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori

Transfer news: Liverpool splash out £25m on defensive duo Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori

The defenders join on long-term deals

The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders, by Mike Carson

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Gareth Bale

Transfer news: Gareth Bale returning to England amid reports Tottenham are considering PSG and Manchester United offers

Real Madrid are not the only suitors for the Wales international

West Brom manager Steve Clarke reveals Nicolas Anelka has spoken about retirement following death of agent Eric Manasse

Baggies striker has been given indefinite compassionate leave to clear his head after his friend passed away on Saturday

Yohan Cabaye has been linked with a move away from Newcastle
Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva ends Barcelona speculation by signing new deal with PSG

Brazil international puts pen to paper on deal through to 2018

The Business Matrix: Thursday 22 August 2013

Beckham replays a winning move

Yohan Cabaye has been linked with a move away from Newcastle

Transfer news: PSG could beat Arsenal to signing of Yohan Cabaye with £20m offer

The Gunners transfer troubles could be about to continue as French champions PSG look to bring the midfielder back to his homeland

The Sport Matrix: Friday 16 August 2013

City open season in style with rout of 10-man Newcastle

Yohan Cabaye is wanted by PSG and Arsenal

Transfer news: Arsenal’s £10m bid for Newcastle star Yohan Cabaye gazumped as PSG enter race

French club’s £15m offer for midfielder hits hopes of Gunners, who also look at Swansea duo

Andre Villas-Boas is preparing for his second season with the same club for the first time in his career

Andre Villas-Boas admits he turned down chance to leave Tottenham during the summer to stay with the club he says are 'on the verge of something big'

Portuguese manager will start his second season with the same club for the first time in his career and believes that Spurs are in a stronger position than ever before

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