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Manchester United have agreed a staggering £26m deal to sign Brazilian teenager Lucas Moura, 19, from Sao Paulo.

Lucas Moura
Moura is part of Brazil's London 2012 Olympic squad

United are also reportedly ready to make a bid for Fulham's Moussa Dembele, 25, as their busy transfer summer looks set to continue.

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Arsenal striker Robin van Persie wants £10m-a-year deal at his new club - Manchester United, City and Juventus are all chasing the Dutchman.

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Manchester City have set their sights on Daniele De Rossi, 28, again after they failed to bring the Italian to the club last summer.

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Holland international Ron Vlaar, 26, has accused Aston Villa of messing him about after pulling out of a £3.2m move from Feyenoord.

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Tottenham are lining up a bid for Roma striker Marco Borriello, 30, after being told they have no chance of signing Atletico Madrid's Adrian Lopez.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel
Martin Skrtel is in talks over a new Liverpool contract

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists defender Martin Skrtel, 27, is not for sale.

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Blackburn Rovers contract rebel Junior Hoilett, 22, will not be joining Queens Park Rangers unless the London club pay a fee of £6m - or propose a swap involving Jamie Mackie.

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Premier League new-boys Southampton want to sign Blackburn defender Scott Dann, 25.

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Fulham have swooped for Chelsea's £18m-rated striker Romelu Lukaku, 19, on a season-long loan.

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Crystal Palace could land a summer bargain as they set up deal for French striker Alexis Allart, 25, that will cost just £300,000

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has told England manager Roy Hodgson he is ready to come out of international retirement.

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Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has slammed midfielder Luka Modric after the Croatian reportedly failed to show up for training.

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A furious Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will block any move for Modric after his training no-show at the weekend and he will fine the Croatian for the third time in four days if he fails to attend training on Monday.

Gareth Southgate
Gareth Southgate is a contender for the Crawley job

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Gareth Southgate is a surprise contender to become the next manager of League One newcomers Crawley Town.

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Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez switched sports to caddy for Argentinian golfer Andres Romero at The Open.

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Manchester United legend Eric Cantona kung-fu kicked a coffee table in frustration after they lost the Premier League title to neighbours City on the final day of last season, according to his son Raphael.

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Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, 21, has been breaking records during his holiday in Ibiza as he racks up a bar's biggest-ever bill.

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