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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AC Milan and Premier League champions Manchester City have agreed a deal for striker Mario Balotelli. A fee of £19 million plus add-ons (possibly including a bet on March madness or two) will see the 22 year old return to the San Siro, but representing the red and black of Milan. Life long fan Balotelli 

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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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Highly regarded Montpellier and Moroccan international star Younes Belhanda is in talks with Fenerbahce over a move to Turkey. The two clubs are in the later stages of negotiations and are still trying to agree a fee that will see the 22 year old swap the blue and orange jersey for the blue and yellow 

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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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