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Valencia coach Unai Emery has confirmed they are looking at Tottenham's Cesar Sanchez as a possible answer to their goalkeeping problem.

Cafu to swap San Siro for stint with the Miners

Brazil's double World Cup-winner to turn out for non-league Garforth Town

Real’s Milito approach fails

Genoa president Enrico Preziosi claims he has rejected an approach from Real Madrid for striker Diego Milito.

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United win race to sign Berbatov for full £30m

Manchester United last night appeared to have secured the purchase of Dimitar Berbatov for Spurs' full £30m asking price plus agreeing to Frazier Campbell going on loan for a year to White Hart Lane, although United were run perilously close by Manchester City.

Arsenal attempt to capture Alonso on hectic deadline day

Arsenal were last night desperately trying to sign Xabi Alonso before the transfer window closed after submitting an improved offer, thought to be around £14m, for the Spanish international midfielder. Earlier the Liverpool manager, Rafael Benitez, had insisted Alonso was not for sale but it is understood that he was always prepared to do a deal if his valuation was met.

Comolli defends Tottenham transfer record

Tottenham sporting director Damien Comolli has defended his transfer record as Roman Pavlyuchenko looks set to become his latest recruit.

Berbatov told he can leave only if second striker joins Pavlyuchenko

Tottenham Hotspur have told Dimitar Berbatov that he can leave only if they sign two strikers before the transfer deadline on Monday and they hope that the second, after Roman Pavlyuchenko, will be Andrei Arshavin. Spurs have revived their interest in Arshavin, whom they now believe they can sign for less than £20m.

City hope to sign Kompany in time to face West Ham

Manchester City are expected to today complete the £6m signing of the Belgium international Vincent Kompany.

Roberto Martinez: The Spanish swan

Roberto Martinez's instinct for analysis was first seen on TV. Now Swansea are reaping the benefits of this bright coach By Chris McGrath

Hughes steps up bid for Santa Cruz and courts £10m Milito

Manchester City are to test Blackburn Rovers' resolve to hold on to Roque Santa Cruz by increasing their offer for the 26-year-old striker to around £15m – but, at the same time, are understood to have launched a £10m bid for Real Zaragoza's Diego Milito.

Transfer news and speculation, 13 August

Manchester United have failed with a bid for the Spain international David Silva, according to the player's agent. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is eager to sign a new attacker before the transfer window closes but Silva, who plays in an advanced role for Valencia and his country, would rather stay in Spain than move to the Premier League.

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