Anzhi may have been causing many a stir around Europe for the past year or so now, but beating clubs such as Chelsea is something new. A victory albeit off the pitch rather than on it, but with beating the European Champions to signing Shakhtar’s Brazilian magician Willian, they really have struck gold. The Russians 

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This past week saw Napoli confirm the signing of versatile defender Pablo Armero from Udinese on a loan deal until the end of this current season, with the option to buy half of his contract at the end of that period. Earlier in the week Udinese president Giampaulo Pozzo was quoted saying, ‘As a provincial 

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Last week, I wrote that Yanga-Mbiwa would be the coup of the January transfer window. Although it is early days, I may just have been proven wrong by his fellow countryman, Moussa Sissoko. Sissoko is a man mountain using his power, strength and pace to get the better of his opposition. The Frenchman’s contract with 

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After days of speculation, on Wednesday the 30th of January Liverpool have finally completed a deal for Inter Milan’s young Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The youngster joined the Reds on a 5½-year contract and took the vacant number 10 shirt previously worn by Joe Cole. In his first interview for the club’s website the youngster 

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The Republic of Congo international joins Queens Park Rangers on Transfer Deadline Day on a four-and-a-half year deal, keeping him at the club until 2017. The deal comes as a surprise as he has only recently moved camps to Russia where he played for Anzhi Makhachkala who boasts some of the best finances in Russian 

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Days ago, former England captain David Beckham was training with Arsenal. Now, he’s swapped the life he knows best for the French capital, Paris. Just before Christmas 2012, Beckham ended his 5 and-a-half year spell with Los Angeles Galaxy and has since been a free agent. With the usual hype around the January Transfer Deadline 

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So he’s gone then. Mario Balotelli has called time on his two and a half years at Manchester City that have been marred by petulance and stories of lunacy that have split opinion. Roberto Mancini thought he could see through the simmering idiocy long enough to get the best out of his striker, but a 

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It has been quite a month for Galatasaray and their fans. Firstly, the somewhat surprise signing of Inter Milan’s Dutch talisman Wesley Sneijder, swiftly followed by the news that Didier Drogba will now be joining the current Turkish champions, Galatasaray SK. Reportedly, Drogba has joined the club on an 18 month contract at a cost 

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The week of the transfer deadline: where clubs pay over-the-odds for players they sometimes don’t need. Players names are thrown around, numerous sightings of players at airports, and it’s all covered in the hyped-up extravaganza of ‘Transfer Deadline Day’ on Sky Sports. Onto Arsenal. It’s fair to say this season hasn’t exactly gone as well 

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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa could turn out to be the coup of the January transfer window for Newcastle United. Already a full French international, Yanga-Mbiwa is a mightily impressive signing for the Magpies and at £6.7 million, an absolute bargain. The Frenchman is a ball playing centre-back who uses his strength and speed to deal with anything 

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Speculation of Mario Balotelli’s possible move from Manchester City to AC Milan this month has been illuminated by stories of the striker mysteriously giving up his highly expensive rented property in Cheshire and inspiring an Italian hip-hop artist to write a song about the pitfalls of native citizenship. There have been no stories of mass-philanthropy 

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So after protracted negotiations over two years, Arsenal have now tied Theo Walcott down to a ‘long term’ contract. The details if you are to believe the scribes out there are that Arsenal will pay Walcott GBP100,000 a week over the next three-and-half years making him the highest-paid player at the club. Given the way 

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In one of this transfer window’s most bizarre and drawn out sagas, Loic Remy finally chose to join QPR after it appeared that he would be joining Newcastle. Many analysts and past players, such as Newcastle and England legend Alan Shearer have criticised the player of being greedy and motivated only by money, but Remy 

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Arsenal are reportedly moving closer to signing Spanish striker, Adrian Lopez, from Atletico Madrid in a deal that could see boss, Arsene Wenger, finally spend some of the cash he has been hoarding over the past six months. The Gunners are in severe need of firepower after their summer signings, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, 

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Cast your mind back two years ago. Borussia Dortmund were beginning to run away with the Bundesliga title and Nuri Sahin was one of their key architects. Alongside current Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa, Borussia Dortmund possessed one of Europe’s most fearsome midfields. After helping Dortmund to secure their seventh German league title, Sahin left 

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Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been given 24 hours to decide his future. Inter have accepted an offer from Galatasary for the 28 year old Dutch midfielder and personal negotiations are ongoing. “Galatasary’s offer satisfies us. Now it depends on the player. We would be happy if he decided to stay on our terms,” 

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As yet another transfer window opens, the cries from Juventus fans around the world continue. When are we going to buy a top class goalscorer? Before the record breaking season which saw Juventus remain unbeaten for the entire season whilst claiming the Scudetto for the first time officially since the 2002/03 season, they were linked 

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Many memories will be jogged by the name of Giuseppe Rossi circling in the news that Fiorentina have signed the Italian striker from Villarreal for 10 million euros, a transfer that occurs 14 months after Rossi last appeared in a professional football match. After a slightly nomadic beginning to his career, he now pitches back 

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It’s 27th October 2004. A young defender with Djourou on the back of his shirt comes on to the Highbury pitch. Questions are asked: Who? How do I pronounce that? Nationality? Where’s he from? The Swiss player puts in a solid defensive performance. On 14th January 2006, over a year since his League Cup appearance, 

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With his contract set to expire in June Fernando Llorente is now able to begin negotiations to sign a pre-contract with the club of his choosing. Whilst his list of suitors is extensive it has emerged over the last 48 hours that Italian side Juventus have stolen a march on their rivals by opening negotiations 

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