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Summary

  1. Premier League news conferences: Everton, Burnley and Watford
  2. Brighton set to sign winger Jose Izquierdo for 'club record' fee
  3. Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson left out of squad amid transfer interest from Everton
  4. Liverpool reject Barcelona's £90m bid for Coutinho
  5. Premier League at 25 - from seasons 2007-08 and 2011-12
  6. Get involved: Your memories of the period between 2007-08 and 2011-12 #myPLmemories

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By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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Moments that defined an era

2007-08 to 2011-12

13 May 2012: Manchester City score twice in stoppage time to be crowned champions for the first time in 44 years as they beat Queens Park Rangers to win the Premier League on goal difference from Manchester United.

United are set to become champions until first Edin Dzeko equalises in the second of five minutes of stoppage time before Sergio Aguero scores the goal that wins the title.

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Celtic 'like a machine' - Archibald

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring against Kilmarnock with Kieran Tierney
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Celtic, unbeaten domestically last season, are even stronger this term, believes Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald.

The Scottish champions crushed Kilmarnock 5-0 on Tuesday in the League Cup as Thistle beat St Johnstone 3-0. The Glasgow sides meet at Firhill on Friday in the Premiership with Archibald believing last season's domestic 'Invincibles' are even better.

"I think they are. I think that [5-0 win] just reinforced it with the amount of changes they made," he said. "They made a few changes against us last year, and they weren't as strong as they were the other night.

"They are like a machine with the guys that come in. They just looked the same. They played a similar way in terms of tempo, pressing the ball and with the ball. They are certainly stronger squad-wise."

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LeoZodiac: Arshavin's four goals at Anfield against Liverpool.

Read the match report here.

Andrey Arshavin
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Andrey Arshavin scored four times for Arsenal in a 4-4 draw against Liverpool at Anfield on 21 April, 2009

Maloney joins Celtic coaching team

Shaun Maloney is joining the coaching staff at Celtic
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Shaun Maloney has returned to Celtic as a coach, with injury bringing his playing career to an end.

The Scotland international, 34, was pursued by Aberdeen this summer and offered a new one-year deal by Hull, where he played 14 games last season. However, a potential move to Pittodrie was derailed when the player flagged up hernia trouble.

Maloney, who had two previous spells at Celtic, will be a development coach with the Scottish champions' under-20s. He made 215 appearances for Celtic, scoring 52 goals, winning five league titles, five Scottish Cups and three League Cups.

Moments that defined an era

2007-08 to 2011-12

28 August 2011: An under-strength Arsenal are humiliated at Old Trafford as Manchester United beat them 8-2, with Wayne Rooney scoring a hat-trick.

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Dortmund reject Barcelona bid for Dembele

Borussia Dortmund have issued a statement saying they have rejected a bid from Barcelona for 20-year-old forward Ousmane Dembele.

“Borussia Dortmund has held talks with FC Barcelona regarding the possible transfer of the BVB player Ousmane Dembele to FC Barcelona," said the statement.

"During this meeting, the representatives of FC Barcelona submitted a bid which did not correspond to the player's extraordinary footballing and other status and not to the present economic market situation of the European transfer market. BVB therefore rejected this offer.

"As there is no other offer from FC Barcelona to date, there is currently no transfer of the player to FC Barcelona and this is not currently likely.”

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Amavi joins Marseille on loan

Marseille have clinched a season-long loan deal for Aston Villa left-back Jordan Amavi.

There will be an option for the Ligue 1 side to buy the 23-year-old, who joined Villa from Nice two years ago for around 15m euros (£13.5m), at the end of the season.

Former Manchester United and Juventus star Patrice Evra, 36, is Marseille's current left-back.

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Jordan Brabanski: Middlesbrough beating Man City 8-1 at home with Afonso Alves bagging a hat trick on the final day! Everything we hit went in!

Something brewing at Chelsea that isn’t nice - Shearer

There’s something brewing at Chelsea that isn’t nice - Shearer

Alan Shearer tells BBC sports editor Dan Roan that there is something brewing at Premier League champions Chelsea 'that isn't nice' and that it is 'harder than ever' for young English players to break into the first team at their clubs.

We have big ambitions - Koeman

Everton v Stoke City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Everton

Ronald Koeman has been busy during the transfer window and his new-look side start their season on Saturday with a home game against Stoke City.

"A difficult game, Stoke City is always a battle," says the Everton boss, who is then asked what is regarded as a good season.

"First of all we have big ambitions that we like to show to everybody. The end of the transfer window is more realistic to speak of targets and what is possible. We spent money, but everyone is spending money and it is a big competition.

"You have teams like Manchester City and Manchester United who will be stronger than last season, but it is still not the end of the transfer window."

Moments that defined an era

2007-08 to 2011-12

12 February 2011: Wayne Rooney scores a stunning overhead kick in a 2-1 home win over Manchester City - a goal voted as the best in the opening 20 years of the Premier League. Striker Rooney finishes the season with 16 goals as United claim their 12th Premier League title.

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Moments that defined an era

2007-08 to 2011-12

31 January 2011: A manic transfer deadline day. Chelsea pay a British record £50m for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres while the Reds pay £35m for Newcastle's Andy Carroll - breaking the transfer record for a British footballer. Neither player scores for their new clubs until April.

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Burnley attempting to strengthen - Dyche

Chelsea v Burnley (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Burnley

Some quotes now from Burnley boss Sean Dyche on the decision to sell Andre Gray for £18.5m to Watford.

"Andre is at an important stage of his career," says Dyche. "There is still a level that this club works to and he only had one year left.

"We are attempting to strengthen in a couple of different areas, but that gets tougher and tougher.

"I always attempt to keep our business as private as possible. If news, or availability comes out in the open, it is rarely from me."

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Difficult to replace Lukaku - Koeman

Everton v Stoke City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Everton

Some more quotes from Everton manager Ronald Koeman, on his side's business in the transfer window.

"It is difficult to replace Romelu Lukaku, I don't say impossible, but 25 goals is a lot and we have to find other ways and productivity from other players and we like to bring in other players in," says Koeman.

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Everton's top goalscorer from last season, Romelu Lukaku, has moved to Manchester United

Barca target Dembele misses training

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Borussia Dortmund's head coach says Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele missed training on Thursday.

Peter Bosz said the Bundesliga club had been unable to contact the 20-year-old French forward.

"We have tried to reach him and hope that nothing bad has happened," he told reporters.

Dembele, who has played seven times for France, is reportedly a £135m target for the Spanish club as a replacement for Neymar.

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Paul: Charles N'Zogbia's 96th-minute winner vs West Ham for Wigan.

And here is that match report.

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Wigan beat West Ham 3-2 on 15 May, 2011 a result that helped Wigan stay in the Premier League and relegate the Hammers

Moments that defined an era

2007-08 to 2011-12

26 February 2010: After running up debts of £60m, Portsmouth go into administration - the first Premier League club to do so. Pompey are deducted nine points and are relegated to the Championship. Their decline continued with the club descending into League Two in 2013.

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No bids for Barkley - Koeman

Everton v Stoke City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Everton

Earlier in the transfer window, Everton boss Ronald Koeman was "100% sure" that England midfielder Ross Barkley would be leaving the club.

However, Koeman today said the 23-year-old, who is not fit enough to play on Saturday, could still feature this season, despite him refusing to sign a new deal.

"He is back in training, and that is good news for him and for us, and he has been participating in the last two training sessions," says Koeman. "There is no offer on the table for us and that means he will stay at Everton. What happens in the next few weeks I don't know.

"He has a one-year contract, he is a really good player and if someone likes to buy him it would be a big deal. I expect to have offers on the table, he made a decision to not sign the contract but if there is no interest he will stay and could be part of the team.

"I respect every ambition of every player, he is still training at Everton, training in a good way, and we will see what will happen."

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Sigurdsson deal close - Koeman

Everton v Stoke City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Everton

We have heard from Swansea manager Paul Clement saying he expects midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson to join Everton and now Toffees boss Ronald Koeman says a deal is "close".

"It is still close, that has not changed, I heard rumours that the talks broke down, but we are still in negotiations with Swansea," said Koeman.

"Of course everybody would like news on that, it is better for us and them, but it is always a game between the buying and selling club and it is close, let's hope we get an agreement soon.

"We are not in a hurry but we hope to do a deal."

'The market is a bit crazy'

Watford v Liverpool (Saturday, 12:30 BST)

Watford

Marco Silva is preparing for his first competitive game as Watford manager and it is a tough one, with his side against Liverpool.

Silva says: "We are working hard in our preparation and I think we are ready. We start against a very good team, and that is the best way to start. It is the first test, nothing more, we need to play against everybody.

"We play at home and that is important to get a connection between us and our fans and we need to show something special in our stadium."

On the signing of Burnley striker Andre Gray for £18.5m, Silva adds: "He is a good player, I know he is a player who wanted to come to Watford, wants to improve and fight for his position in the team. We analysed the positions we wanted to sign new players, he is different to our other strikers. The market is a bit crazy this season."

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Dan: 2010 Chelsea 0-3 Sunderland, Nedum Onuoha dancing past Chelsea's entire defence, Bolo Zenden's.... dad dance.

Read the match report once again.

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Moments that defined an era

2007-08 to 2011-12

17 October 2009: The strangest assist in Premier League history. Sunderland beat Liverpool 1-0 at the Stadium of Light after Darren Bent's shot is deflected in to the net off a beachball that had been thrown on by a fan.

The goal should have been ruled out and a drop ball awarded. Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez leaves the club at the end of the season.

You can watch that goal and read an excellent look back at the seasons 2007-08 to 2011-12 on our football page.

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'Swansea are in good shape'

Southampton v Swansea (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Swansea City

And some more from Swansea manager Paul Clement on midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who is not in the side's squad to play at Southampton on Saturday.

"Sigurdsson will not be involved in the squad," says Clement. "It is the 10th August, we have weeks to go (in the transfer window) and I don't anticipate it (Sigurdsson's potential move to Everton) going to the end of the window.

"I want it to be resolved as quickly as possible. I like working with him, he is a really good player, good person and every day he comes out and gives his best in training and that has not changed in this period.

"The main point is it hasn't changed my focus of how I work with the players and I include Gylfi in that, all the players have worked hard and we are in good shape going into the first game."

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Clement expects Sigurdsson to leave

Southampton v Swansea (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Swansea City

Some more quotes from Swansea boss Paul Clement about his midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has been linked with a move to Everton, but the Toffees have not paid the reported £50m asking price.

"The latest is that there is no deal that has been done with any club, talks are ongoing and I'm speaking to our chairman and owners every day but there is no update," said Clement.

"What is going on is not abnormal, you get a lot of situations like this when you have a player that you want and is contracted for a number of years but there is another club or another clubs that want him. It has happened in the past when players from here have gone to different clubs.

"We have a valuation, the other club has a valuation and we have not met. The way it is going there needs to be a compromise on both sides, normally when deals are done it is a win, win for both sides."

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BreakingSigurdsson left out of Swansea squad

Southampton v Swansea (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Swansea City

Swansea City boss Paul Clement says midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson will not be in his side's squad for the game at Southampton on Saturday.

Sigurdsson has been repeatedly linked with a move to Everton, who have not yet met the club's valuation of £50m for the player.

'I'm a guy who chases perfection'

Pedro Caixinha has urged his Rangers players to continue their winning start to the season against Hibernian.

The Ibrox club opened their Premiership account with a win at Motherwell and followed that up with a 6-0 thumping of Dunfermline in the League Cup.

"It is always important to build on winning. They are believing in themselves as a team," Caixinha said ahead of Hibs' visit on Saturday.

"I am a guy who chases perfection, but when I get it I want more."

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Leeds defender Cooper signs new deal

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Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has signed a new four-year deal with the Championship side.

The 25-year-old has made 80 league appearances for the Championship side since joining from Chesterfield in August 2014.

'We will not change our identity'

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner is holding a news conference at the moment.

Here are some more of his quotes. "We will not change our idea or our identity just because we are in the Premier League. People will recognise us as Huddersfield Town.

"I have so much trust and belief in our supporters; I know they will pay a key role for us in the next season."

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Huddersfield beat Reading on penalties in the play-off final in May to earn their spot in the Premier League

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Matt Bone: Would be Fulham beating Manchester United 2-0 at the Cottage in 2009. Scholes & Rooney sent off, United mate sat behind me in Hammy end, epic.

And here is that match report.

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Danny Murphy and Zoltan Gera scored as Fulham beat Manchester United 2-0 on 21 March, 2009

Moments that defined an era

2007-08 to 2011-12

18 July 2009: Manchester City taunt rivals United with a city-centre billboard “welcoming” Carlos Tevez to the city after he signs for them following his rejection of the chance to extend his two-year stay at Old Trafford.

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Could virtual reality help injured footballers?

A start-up in Manchester has created a virtual reality programme that offers rehabilitation for footballers using drills and exercises that gather data from the results.

Several Premier League clubs are looking at the system and hope it will also be used to scout for players in the future.

Could VR help rehabilitate injured footballers?

'Work never stops'

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Some more quotes from Huddersfield boss David Wagner, before his side's first ever Premier League game on Saturday, when they play at Crystal Palace.

He said: "We know Crystal Palace have some strengths and have changed their style but we are totally focused on ourselves.

"We have to develop over the next weeks and months as a team; work never stops after pre-season. The atmosphere in the dressing room was great in Austria; the new players have mixed in well and we have some great characters."

'We have earned the right to test ourselves in the Premier League'

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

These are exciting times at Huddersfield as they are preparing to play in their first ever Premier League game on Saturday.

Terriers' boss David Wagner is talking to the media right now.

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"The excitement is still at the highest level around the club; hopefully we will see it and feel it from the stand on Saturday," says Wagner.

"We will not give ourselves any limits but we know we have earned the right to test ourselves in the Premier League."

Lee faces time out after chest pains

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A worrying story from Torquay United as loanee Jordan Lee is undergoing tests after suffering chest pains.

The 20-year-old right-back, on loan from Bournemouth, went to hospital with club physiotherapist Gareth Law on Wednesday and now faces some time out.

"When it's chest or heart-related things you've just got to make sure," said Gulls manager Kevin Nicholson. "He's going to go up to St George's Park to have a thorough set of tests, just to make sure there's nothing."

Nicholson told BBC Radio Devon: "I'm pretty sure it's nothing major, but until ourselves and Bournemouth are comfortable that he's 100% then, unfortunately, he's not available to us."

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Gav V:#NUFC 5 #safc 1 Nolan, Shola, sarcastic applause of their one and Bramble sent off. Top job #AgentBruce

Newcastle fans may want to read that match report again, Sunderland fans less so.

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Kevin Nolan scored a hat-trick and Shola Ameobi (pictured) got two as Newcastle thrashed Sunderland 5-1 on 31 October, 2010

Moments that defined an era

2007-08 to 2011-12

1 July, 2009: After helping Manchester United win a hat-trick of Premier League titles and the Champions League between 2006 and 2009, scoring 118 in 292 appearances, Cristiano Ronaldo moves to Real Madrid for a world record fee of £80m.

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Manager news conferences

Coming up in the next two hours, we are expecting to hear from five Premier League managers with news conferences at Huddersfield, Swansea, Burnley, Watford and Everton and we will bring you all the best quotes on this page so stay with us.

Masuaku gets first DR Congo call-up

West Ham United

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West Ham's Arthur Masuaku represented France at youth level before switching allegiance to the Democratic Republic of Congo

West Ham United left-back Arthur Masuaku has been called up for the first time by the Democratic Republic of Congo for their two key World Cup qualifiers against Tunisia next month.

Coach Florent Ibenge named a 36-man squad for what will likely prove decisive games at the Stade Olympique in Rades on 1 September and then Kinshasa's imposing Stade de Martyrs five days later.

The two countries share top place in Group A with two wins out of two on the road to Russia.

The 23-year-old Masuaku, who was born in Lille and played for France at junior level, reportedly switched his international allegiance to DR Congo in June.

All of August's transfers so far

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Just who has moved clubs so far this month?

Track all the latest signings as they happen in England, Scotland and across the world with our page here.