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Gaston Ramirez has attracted a lot of interest so far this summer with Liverpool, Juventus and Manchester City all reportedly chasing him. Recently the Bologna general director said that the club are negotiating with a big European team over the player. A bid of £20m is said to be required for the player's signature, but if it comes to a bidding war City have more than enough financial clout to come out on top. The midfielder scored eight goals in 33 games last season in the league demonstrating a threat in front of goal as well as vision and creativity.

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Unqualified ALS interpreter revealed to have halted Rajvinder Kaur trial

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Esso and its contractor charged over Fawley refinery death

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