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Andre Villas-Boas

Barcelona set to appoint Tito Vilanova's replacement next week with Andre Villas-Boas the current favourite

Tottenham boss refused to comment on the matter suggesting 'it's not the moment to speak about any speculation'

Tito Vilanova (left) took over from Pep Guardiola in June

Tito Vilanova leaves Barcelona: A profile of his time at the Nou Camp

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Michael Essien was introduced to local press by Jose Mourinho as 'my son'

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Ghana midfielder is back  n the fold at Chelsea  and claims his injury problems are behind him

Gonzalo Higuain

Transfer news: Gonzalo Higuain admits surprise at claims Chelsea want to sign him as Arsenal move continues to stall

Real Madrid striker is quoted in Spain as claiming that Jose Mourinho wants to sign him despite Arsenal interest

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Real Madrid splash out £33.6m on Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi

Real have met the buy-out clause for the Spain Under-21 international

Roque Santa Cruz celebrates scoring against Atletico de Madrid in a La Liga game

Transfer latest: Malaga confirm permanent signing of Roque Santa Cruz following Manchester City release

Striker will remain with Spanish club having spent last season on loan from City

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Real Madrid could make Cristiano Ronaldo the highest paid player in the world

Manchester United target could sign a long-term contract with La Liga side that would see him earn more than £330,00-a-week

Gonzalo Higuain

The signing of Gonzalo Higuain signals an end to the stagnation at Arsenal

The arrival of the Real Madrid striker is more than a statement of intent, he is the right player for the Gunners

Alejandro Pozuelo

Swansea announce signing of Real Betis midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo

21-year-old becomes the seventh Spaniard at the club after he joins on a three-year deal

Wayne Rooney

Neymar encourages Wayne Rooney to leave Manchester United and transfer to Barcelona

Barcelona’s latest star signing, Neymar, has encouraged Wayne Rooney to play his football at the Camp Nou next season.

Neil Alexander to leave Rangers as Ally McCoist searches for new goalkeeper

Rangers manager Ally McCoist is on the lookout for another goalkeeper after confirming Neil Alexander will not be at Ibrox next season.

Jesus Navas

Manuel Pellegrini pleased to add pace to Manchester City squad after signing Jesus Navas and Fernandinho

New boss is looking to add more additions to team before the start of the season

Gonzalo Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain: What can Arsenal fans expect from the Real Madrid striker on the verge of a move to the Emirates?

The Argentina international is close to becoming the Gunners' record signing. Here, Jack Pitt-Brooke reveals the attributes he will bring with him to north London

Thiago Alcantara

Transfer speculation: Manchester United 'close' to securing transfer of Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara

Spain Under-21 captain has grown frustrated with lack of first-team appearances alerting David Moyes who could make £17 million swoop to bring him to Old Trafford

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