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Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme will sensationally fly into Merseyside for last-gasp transfer deadline day talks with Everton. (Daily Mail) :lol:


Manchester City are making a last-gasp move for Wigan's out-of-favour striker Henri Camara. (Daily Mirror)


West Ham expect to sign Derby midfielder Giles Barnes for about £5m on Friday. (The Sun)


After signing Yakubu and Thomas Gravesen, Everton will turn their attentions to £5m Ghanaian midfielder Stephen Appiah from Fenerbahce. (Daily Star)


Marseilles defender Habib Beye says he is going to join Newcastle United. (The Times)


Fulham have beaten Rangers to the signing of Portsmouth defender Dejan Stefanovic. (Daily Mirror)


Glen Johnson is set to complete a £3m move to Portsmouth from Chelsea. (The Sun)


Reading's Nicky Shorey will join West Ham on Friday - but only if the Hammers make a new bid of at least £6m. (Daily Star)


Birmingham are favourites to sign Charlton midfielder Amdy Faye, who is also wanted by Portsmouth. (The Times)


Wigan's powerful striker Caleb Folan is signing for Hull for £1m - after snubbing a move to Charlton. (Daily Mirror)


West Brom defender Curtis Davies will complete a £9m switch to Aston Villa. (Various)


Wigan will sign Rachid Bouaouzan, Diego Placente and Marcus Bent on transfer deadline day. (Daily Mirror)


Middlesbrough are trying to clinch a deal for Manchester City striker Georgios Samaras for about £3m. (Various)


Birmingham are hoping to sign Mohammed Kallon, the forward who has been released by Monaco. (The Times)


Pompey striker David Nugent is sweating on a pay-off which will allow him to complete a £6m switch to Derby. (The Sun)


QPR are close to a deal for Sheffield United defender Mikele Leigertwood. (The Times)


Middlesbrough are throwing a shock lifeline to Italian defender Alessandro Pistone. (Daily Mirror)


Nottingham Forest have signed West Brom striker John Hartson on loan. (The Times)




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New Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov and ex-Gunners vice-chairman David Dein are set to trigger a takeover battle to seize control of the club. (The Sun)


Dutch legend Ruud Gullit has told David Beckham to retire from international football. (The Sun)


Premier League supremo Dave Richards stormed out of a meeting after Uefa insisted they want the FA Cup winners in the Champions League. (The Sun)


Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon is ready to hand England a Euro boost by playing for Spurs against Fulham on Saturday. (The Sun)


Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Roy Keane is the best player he has ever signed for the Old Trafford club. (Daily Mirror)


Leicester defender Patrick Kisnorbo says he thought team-mate Clive Clarke was going to die when he collapsed during a game on Tuesday. (Daily Mirror)


Sheffield United fitness coach Tony Daley has quit after a bust-up with manager Bryan Robson over training methods. (Daily Mirror)


Wigan boss Chris Hutchings says Emile Heskey should be included in the England squad once more. (Daily Star)



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Jose Mourinho has been sent an astonishing message of peace by Anders Frisk - the man who quit refereeing because of the Chelsea manager. (The Sun)


Sir Alex Ferguson broke one of his own rules this week - when he took a helicopter to watch son Darren's Peterborough play. (Daily Mirror)

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Middlesbrough are throwing a shock lifeline to Italian defender Alessandro Pistone. (Daily Mirror)



They will be a good bet for relegation this year. Unless mido can score 30+ goals for them


They'll never go down. Pogatez, Huth, Downing and Woodgate will keep them up.

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