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The agent of Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has denied reports he had talks with Roma over a possible transfer of his player to the Serie A club.

The Italian press has fuelled speculation that the Bosnia and Herzegovina international will move to the Giallorossi as part of a deal that would see Roma playmaker Adem Ljajic join City.

Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic said earlier this week that his compatriot Dzeko would go ‘running’ to Roma but his agent Irfan Redzepagic brushed aside that claim.

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SAMI MOKBEL: There aren’t many sticks smaller clubs can use to hit their more illustrious counterparts with nowadays.

The sell-on clause, however, is a pretty useful weapon for football’s have-nots.

Whether they like it or not, preventing their best players from leaving for greener pastures is a nigh impossible task.

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Crystal Palace stand to cash in from Nathaniel Clyne’s proposed switch from Southampton to Liverpool

SAMI MOKBEL: Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan wants to join Chelsea in a £29million deal this summer.

The Blues are emerging as strong candidates to land the talented Turkey star ahead of next season.

Turan wants to leave the Spanish capital this summer; news that has alerted a host of Europe’s top clubs.

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan says he is keen on a move to Premier League champions Chelsea

NICHOLAS GODDEN: Miranda is undergoing a medical ahead of his proposed £10.6million move from Atletico Madrid to Inter Milan.

The Italian giants posted a picture of the 30-year-old defender after he arrived at hospital and he is expected to complete his transfer later on Tuesday.

Inter uploaded the picture of Miranda giving the thumbs-up to their official Twitter and Instagram accounts and wrote: ‘Miranda is in Milan and ready to undergo his medical at Inter.’

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Atletico Madrid defender Miranda has arrived in Milan for his Inter medical ahead of switch on Tuesday

JONNY SINGER: Over the last 23 years, Arsenal have consistently been one of the biggest and most successful clubs in the Premier League.

Much of that success has been built on canny business in the transfer market, with Arsene Wenger in particular showing a tremendous eye for a player.

But for every brilliant acquisition you can also find an embarrassing flop, a much-fancied youngster who didn’t make the grade or a star signing who never lived up to his billing.

Sportsmail takes a look at the 10 best and 10 worst Arsenal signings of the Premier League era.

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Francis Jeffers’ goals were few and far between at Arsenal and he was quickly discarded

ELLIOTT BRETLAND: In Italy, Tuttosport’s front page features Juventus’ ‘baby boom’ with 18-year-old Boca Juniors forward Guido Vadala set to join the Serie A champions.

The Argentine attacker appears next to young Juventus stars Alvaro Morata, Kingsley Coman and Paulo Dybala, signed from Palermo this summer.

Tuttosport’s front page features Juventus’ ‘baby boom’ with Boca Juniors forward Guido Vadala set to join

ELLIOTT BRETLAND: Meanwhile, Marca claim Real Madrid will re-sign Lucas Vazquez from Espanyol just a month after the 21-year-old joined the club permanently following last season’s loan spell.

New Madrid boss Rafa Benitez has requested the signing of the right winger and Vazquez will return to the Bernabeu for just €1million (£700,000).

Marca claim Real Madrid will re-sign Lucas Vazquez from Espanyol

ELLIOTT BRETLAND: Barcelona have admitted their interest in Paul Pogba and are set for talks with Juventus in Milan on Wednesday, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Spanish sports newspaper reports that Juventus do not want to sell this summer while the midfielder does not want to leave the Bianconeri ahead of Euro 2016.

Barcelona could land Pogba for a reduced fee by suggesting he stays in Turin for one more year.

Sport have also reported on Pogba’s possible switch and claim Juventus would prefer to sell to the Spanish giants with Chelsea and Manchester City also interested in the former Manchester United youngster.

Barcelona have admitted their interest in Juventus star Paul Pogba, according to Mundo Deportivo

European football is lifting some of the restrictions on club spending in an attempt to make more teams competitive and ensure clubs are more attractive for new investors.

UEFA on Monday agreed to relax some of its Financial Fair Play rules, allowing clubs a period of accelerated spending on players if they present an affordable business model and show they are not ‘gambling on success.’

The loosening of the rules comes after UEFA found that collective losses by clubs decreased by 70 per cent over the last three years, pointing to how European football grew despite the tough economic climate on the continent.

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JOE STRANGE: Everton are interested in Leeds defender Sam Byram as Manchester United weigh up a bid for Republic of Ireland international Seamus Coleman.

The 21-year-old right back is valued at £8million by Leeds owner Massimo Cellino after coming through the club’s academy to become a key first-team player.

Roberto Martinez is keen to add the youngster to his ranks even though the Toffees hope to keep Coleman out of United’s clutches this summer.

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Everton are interested in Leeds defender Sam Byram (left) as a replacement for Seamus Coleman

DAVID WOOD: Ronaldinho has agreed to join newly-promoted Turkish side Antalyaspor and join up with former Barcelona team-mate Samuel Eto’o.

President Gultekin Gencer says the club and the Brazilian legend, 35, have agreed personal terms and the deal should be completed this week.

‘We reached an agreement with Ronaldinho,’ he told TRT Spor. ‘I think within two days it’ll be made official.’

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BRIAN MARJORIBANKS: Hibernian boss Alan Stubbs has cranked up the heat ahead of a hotly-anticipated season opener against Mark Warburton’s new-look Rangers by calling on the Ibrox club to stop talking publically about Scott Allan.

The Championship rivals were paired together in Monday’s Petrofac Training Cup first-round draw for the second season in a row, giving Warburton the toughest possible competitive start to his reign.

And Stubbs is confident he will have gifted playmaker Allan available for the tie at Easter Road, provisionally scheduled for Saturday July 25, despite interest from both Rangers and Celtic.

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Hibernian star Scott Allan is a reported summer target for Rangers

SIMON JONES: Sean O’Driscoll is ready to leave his position as England U19s coach and join Liverpool’s backroom staff after Brendan Rodgers pinpointed him for the role of assistant manager.

Liverpool have been searching for replacements for Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh, who were sacked and released after the club’s disappointing Premier League campaign review into last season.

Liverpool’s highly-rated U16s coach Pepijn Lijnders is being promoted to Rodgers’ staff and O’Driscoll is poised to follow.

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Sean O’Driscoll is set to depart as England U19 coach to assist Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool

LAURIE WHITWELL: Aston Villa are refusing to budge on their asking price for Christian Benteke partly because a percentage of any transfer fee must be sent to his former club Genk.

The Belgian side are due 15 per cent on any profit Villa make above the £7million price they paid for the striker in 2012.

Genk could collect around £3.8m should a club trigger Benteke’s £32.5m release clause.

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Could star striker Christian Benteke be waving goodbye to Aston Villa this summer?

MARK WILSON: Rangers have opened talks with former Swindon goalkeeper Wes Foderingham as Mark Warburton continues his attempts to revamp the Ibrox squad.

It’s believed Foderingham – a free agent after seeing out his contract with the English League One side – was in Glasgow on Monday to meet with the Rangers management.

The 24-year-old decided to move on from Swindon after their defeat to Preston in the League One play-off final and has also been linked with Birmingham City and Reading.

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Wes Foderingham is nearing a switch to Rangers as Mark Warburton looks to revamp his squad

SIMON JONES: Inter Milan have expressed an interest in Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel as back-up in case they fail to sign Felipe Melo from Galatasaray. 

The Nigerian struggled to make an impact in Jose Mourinho’s first team last season following the brilliant form of fellow holding midfielder Nemanja Matic. 

Blues boss Mourinho is keen to try and keep Mikel, but knows it will be hard to try and persuade the 28-year-old to settle for a place on the bench at Stamford Bridge.

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Inter Milan have expressed an interest in Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel

JOHN MCGARRY: Middlesbrough have moved to the front of the queue of clubs interested in signing Nadir Ciftci – with the Teesiders on the brink of tabling a £1.7million deal for the Dundee United striker.

Ciftci has attracted interest from clubs including Celtic over the past year but it looks like Boro boss Aitor Karanka will be first to the table with a concrete offer.

The Turk has been a huge hit at Tannadice since joining from Dutch club NAC Breda two years ago, although his time in Scotland has been pockmarked by ill-discipline too.

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SIMON JONES: Southampton have been dealt a blow in their chase for Lille midfielder Idrissa Gueye after he agreed to join Marseille on Monday night in a £7.5million deal.

West Ham also made an enquiry for the 25-year-old yesterday. He had been earmarked by Ronald Koeman as a replacement for Morgan Schneiderlin but they will now have to switch targets after Gueye agreed terms with Marseille who want him to replace Porto-bound Gianelli Imbula. Leicester and Crystal Palace had also made enquiries for Gueye.

Southampton are also battling with Tottenham for Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld.

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Southampton target Idrissa Gueye (right) is set to join Marseille for £7.5million

SAMI MOKBEL: Leicester striker Chris Wood is on the brink of joining Leeds in a £2million move.

The Elland Road club, together with Wolves, have had offers accepted by the Foxes for the forward.

But it is understood Wood has decided to join Leeds ahead of the new season.

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MATT BARLOW: Charlton have struck a deal to sign giant Denmark international striker Simon Makienok on loan from Palermo.

Makienok will complete his move later this week and the Championship club have an option to sign him permanently at the end of next season.

Palermo paid almost £3million for the 6ft 7in Dane last summer when he was a hot property on the European market after scoring a blaze of goals in two years with Brondby.

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SIMON JONES: Barcelona teenager Bobby Adekanye will sign for Liverpool.

The 16-year-old has been on loan at PSV Eindhoven and was one of five transfers to Barcelona’s youth system that were banned from playing for the club in a clampdown by FIFA last summer over claims they had been signed illegally.

Born in Nigeria, Adekanye moved to Holland when he was four to live in Amsterdam with his family.

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CHRIS WHEELER: Manchester City are weighing up a move for Monaco’s Brazilian right back Fabinho.

It is not a position that City have prioritised in this transfer window as they look to strengthen in midfield, although there have been concerns that both Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna are in their thirties.

Fabinho, 21, has only just joined Monaco for £4million after a two-year loan from Portuguese club Rio Ave, but the French club are understood to want in the region of £15m for him.

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Monaco right back Fabinho (right) is a potential summer target for Manchester City

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted he is unsure whether Morgan Schneiderlin or Toby Alderweireld will be at St Mary’s this season.

Midfielder Schneiderlin and defender Alderweireld were stand-out performers in the last campaign as Saints finished seventh in the Barclays Premier League, their highest placing in the division.

However, France international Schneiderlin has been linked with a move away, with top-flight rivals Manchester United said to be leading the chase.

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Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin’s (right) future at the club remains in doubt

SIMON JONES: Cardiff City are leading the race to sign Newcastle winger Sammy Ameobi.

The 23-year-old’s contract runs out on Tuesday after failing to agree a new deal at St James’ Park.

However Ameobi is expected to sign a new contract and then go out on a season-long loan.

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CALUM CROWE: Kris Boyd has told Dave King he should concentrate on dealing with the ‘bigger issues’ at Rangers rather than taking a swipe at former Ibrox players.

The 31-year-old striker was one of 11 players described as having ‘failed miserably’ by the chairman after they were released following the Play-Off Final defeat to Motherwell last month. In a scathing assessment, King also declared that ‘no new manager would want to keep them’.

But Boyd, who has embarked on a third spell with Kilmarnock after signing a two-year deal with a 12-month option to extend, insisted that King was wrong to single them out – and said the South Africa-based businessman was also at fault by not appointing a new manager much sooner than he did.

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Kris Boyd has returned to Kilmarnock for a third time and signed a two-year deal at Rugby Park

KIERAN GILL AND SIMON JONES: West Ham are working against strong competition to bring in Monaco centre-back Aymen Abdennour and Alex Song from Barcelona.

Song has agreed personal terms but West Ham hope to get the player out of Barcelona on a free transfer and the La Liga champions are holding out for a fee.

Abdennour has confirmed interest from AC Milan and Newcastle while Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal have also been credited with an interest but have yet to make offers.

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West Ham face competition from AC Milan and Newcastle for Monaco target Aymen Abdennour

CHRIS WHEELER AND ANTHONY HAY: Phil Jones has signed a new four-year contract at Manchester United worth in excess of £100,000-a-week.

The 23-year-old England defender, who joined United for £16.5million from Blackburn in 2011, was entering the final 12 months of his current deal at Old Trafford.

But Jones’ lucrative new contract – believed to be in the region of £120,000-a-week – will keep him at the club until 2019 with the option for a one-year extension.

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Phil Jones has signed a new four-year contract at Manchester United worth in excess of £100,000-a-week

PETE JENSON: Sergio Ramos has told Real Madrid that he wants to join Manchester United this summer.

United made an opening bid of £28.3million for the Spain international last week which was rejected by Madrid. However, after being informed of the offer, Ramos has made it clear to Madrid that he wants them to negotiate with United and reach a suitable agreement for his transfer to Old Trafford.

The development has shocked Madrid who expected the Ramos affair to end with a revised contract offer but they now realise they have underestimated his frustration.

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Sergio Ramos has told Real Madrid that he wants to join Manchester United this summer

… And welcome to another day of transfer news, gossip and done deals.

As always you can follow all the latest ins and outs with Sportsmail via here throughout the day.



With the domestic season having concluded, managers are now focusing on improving their squads for the forthcoming campaign in August.

The summer transfer window doesn’t officially open for top-flight clubs until Wednesday but plans for new signings will continue to gather pace.

Here, Sportsmail gives all the latest transfer stories for Tuesday June 30.

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