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Alves welcomes Robinho transfer talk

Barcelona defender Dani Alves has welcomed reports linking Robinho with a possible move to the Camp Nou.

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Robinho could be a January target for Barça

Barcelona's sporting director has admitted the club is interested in the Manchester City winger Robinho. Txiki Begiristain refused to rule out a January transfer window move for the Brazilian and also said he believed the Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas will one day show up at the Nou Camp.

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City defender who played in Champions League final will relish Manchester derby

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A spokesman for Kia Joorabchian last night denied that Manchester City had struck a deal to pay a British record £47m for Carlos Tevez to MSI, the company fronted by Joorabchian that effectively owned the player until he moved to City last month.

Robinho admits interest in Barcelona move

Manchester City's Brazil star Robinho has again fuelled speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona after admitting he would find it difficult to turn down a move to the Spanish giants.

Transfer Talk: Zaki bound for return

Portsmouth have made a bid of £3m for Egyptian international and former Wigan striker Amr Zaki. The Fratton Park side have also been linked with a move for the former Chelsea, Middlesbrough and Liverpool midfielder Boudewijn Zenden, but could face competition from Blackburn for the Dutchman.

Terry uses City interest to seal new contract

John Terry has landed a new five-year, £150,000-a-week contract by leveraging Manchester City's interest in signing him this summer. Chelsea had tried to keep the new deal under wraps until later in the season but news leaked out over the weekend that he is now the best-paid player in the Premier League along with Robinho.

Adebayor highlights contrast in fortunes

Striker proves invaluable for league's wealthiest side on visit to paupers Pompey

Hughes calls on City to build on fine start

That tomorrow is likely to see Michael Brown make his Portsmouth debut as Joleon Lescott enjoys a second Manchester City appearance alongside the likes of Carlos Tevez and Robinho says it all about the directions the two clubs are travelling.

City's all-star attack fails to sparkle on home debut

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Ruthless Adebayor cannot hide City limits

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