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Tottenham will have to meet the £26m release clause if they want to land the striker

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Transfer news: Tottenham must meet €30m buy-out clause to sign Valencia striker Roberto Soldado

Valencia warn Spurs they will not allowed the striker to leave otherwise

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Transfer news: Valencia announce no deal has been made in Roberto Soldado transfer to Tottenham

Spurs' technical director is pictured with the player's agent but they are yet to meet the £26m valuation for the striker

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Former Germany international and Manchester City goalkeeper Bert Trautmann dies

He played more than 500 times for the Citizens between 1949 and 1964

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Transfer news: Could Arsenal be about to launch an audacious bid for Chelsea's Juan Mata?

Gunners have been linked with the midfielder having missed out on him two years ago

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Real Madrid confirm Isco deal - leaving Manchester City still scouting for a playmaker

Reports in Spain suggest fee will be about €27m

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Edinson Cavani in talks over Napoli future as Chelsea hover

Italian club president De Laurentiis refusing to sell striker for less than £53.6m release in his contract

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Rafael Benitez says he wants to challenge for trophies here

Chelsea interim-manager Rafael Benitez set for return to Italy according to Napoli president

The Spaniard will sign a two-year deal according to the club's president

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Rafael Benitez says increasing short-termism in English football 'is a pity'

The Chelsea manager was brought in to Stamford Bridge on an interim basis

Atletico Madrid players congratulate Lionel Messi and Barcelona after the Catalans were proclaimed La Liga champions

'This isn't Tito's title, it is for all the players': Vilanova and Lionel Messi celebrate La Liga title for Barcelona

Real Madrid's draw with Espanyol ensured Barca were crowned champions

Roberto Mancini's disappointing season continues with a draw against Swansea

Swansea 0 Manchester City 0 match report: Manchester City fluff lines in FA Cup final rehearsal

Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City are odds-on favourites to rescue their season by winning the FA Cup next weekend – but if they reproduce a performance like this it will be his Wigan counterpart Roberto Martinez celebrating at Wembley.

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Europa League: Chelsea receive low ticket allocation for Amsterdam final, but Rafael Benitez is just happy to get there

Only 9,800 of 52,000 tickets available to Blues fans after Europa League semi-final win over Basle

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