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Shakhtar's highly regarded attacking midfielder Willian

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It is likely that Swansea City winger <b>Scott Sinclair</b> will make the move to City before the transfer window shuts on Friday evening. Sinclair was left out of Swansea's squad for their 3-0 win against West Ham on Saturday and has announced that he will not be signing a new contract, so a move to the champions for a fee in the region of £6m looks imminent.

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Scotland manager Craig Levein has not ruled out selecting any Rangers players in future squads despite the Ibrox club now being in the Irn-Bru Third Division.

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Fabio da Silva to be loaned out by Manchester United to speed up development

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Benfica keeper Artur is powerless to prevent Raul Meireles' piledriver

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