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Carlos Gurpegi of Athletic Club looks on during the La Liga match between Athletic Club and RC Celta de Vigo at San Mames Stadium on September 16, 2013
Carlos Gurpegui retires, joins Athletic Bilbao staff
Carlos Gurpegui is handed a coaching role at Spanish club Athletic Bilbao after retiring as a player at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.
Jonas Olsson in action for West Brom on August 2, 2014
Jonas Olsson 'thrilled' with Zlatan Ibrahimovic move
West Bromwich Albion defender Jonas Olsson takes to social media to 'welcome' fellow Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the Premier League.
Valencia's defender Jose Gaya (L) vies with Malaga's forward Samuel Garcia Sanchez during the Spanish league football match on February 2, 2015
Samuel Garcia joins Rubin Kazan from Villarreal
Spanish attacker Samuel Garcia joins Russian side Rubin Kazan following just one season with La Liga outfit Villarreal.
Head coach Vicente Del Bosque of Spain faces the media during a press conference ahead of their international friendly match against Bolivia at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on May 29, 2014
Vicente del Bosque resigns as Spain boss
Vicente del Bosque reveals that he is resigning from his position with the Spanish national team.
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric celebrates with Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic after scoring during the UEFA Champions League group A football match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid in Lviv on November 25, 2015
Report: Premier League duo offered Mateo Kovacic
A report claims that both West Ham United and Everton are offered the chance to sign Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic in this summer's transfer window.
God-fearing Neymar celebrates the eighth during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Barcelona on April 20, 2016
Neymar confirms Barcelona stay with social media post
Brazilian forward Neymar confirms that he will sign a new long-term contract with Barcelona, ending speculation of a move away from the Catalan giants.
Manager of Manchester City U21 Patrick Vieira and Manager of Chelsea FC U21 Dermot Drummy look on during the Barclays U21 Premier League match on May 1, 2014
Patrick Vieira backs Zlatan Ibrahimovic to impress in England
New York City FC boss Patrick Vieira backs his "good friend" Zlatan Ibrahimovic to prove "a very good signing" for Manchester United.
Jake Bidwell of Brentford challenges Adam Clayton of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship Playoff semi final second leg match between Middlesbrough and Brentford at the Riverside Stadium on May 15, 2015
Brentford 'accept Queens Park Rangers' Jake Bidwell offer'
A report claims that Brentford accept a bid from Queens Park Rangers in the region of £1.3m for defender Jake Bidwell.
Antonio Conte watches on during an Italy training session on May 25, 2016
Christian Vieri hails Italy boss Antonio Conte
Former Italy striker Christian Vieri praises Antonio Conte following the team's continued success at Euro 2016.
 Frank Lampard of England appeals after his goal is disallowed during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium on June 27, 2010
Frank Lampard: 'England players will be hurting'
Former England captain Frank Lampard denies suggestions that the Three Lions 'lacked passion' during their disappointing Euro 2016 campaign.
Former England footballer Gary Lineker leaves a Thanksgiving Service to remember the life of former England football manager Sir Bobby Robson on September 29, 2009
Gary Lineker welcomes Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Premier League
Former England striker Gary Lineker says that it "will be great fun" having new Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Premier League.
Bayern Munich's Austrian defender David Alaba celebrates after scoring the third goal during the UEFA Champions League Group F second-leg football match between FC Bayern Munich and Arsenal FC in Munich, southern Germany, on November 4, 2015
Report: Real Madrid launch £54m David Alaba bid
A report claims that Real Madrid have made an offer in the region of £54m for Bayern Munich full-back David Alaba.
Eden Hazard is strangled by Perparim Hetemaj during the international friendly between Belgium and Finland on June 1, 2016
Belgium's Eden Hazard hoping to continue strong form
Belgium attacker Eden Hazard says that his team are confident of overcoming Wales in Friday night's Euro 2016 quarter-final.
Barcelona's President Josep Maria Bartomeu gives a press conference at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 7, 2015
Claudio Bravo, Marc-Andre ter Stegen 'to stay at Barcelona'
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says that neither Claudio Bravo nor Marc-Andre ter Stegen will leave the club this summer.
Porto's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui gestures from the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between Chelsea and Porto at Stamford Bridge in London on December 9, 2015.
Guillem Balague talks up Julen Lopetegui move to Wolverhampton Wanderers
Respected Spanish journalist Guillem Balague says that former Porto boss Julen Lopetegui could be appointed as Wolverhampton Wanderers manager next week.
Big Jan Vertonghen back in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United on April 10, 2016
Jan Vertonghen ruled out for eight weeks with ankle injury
Tottenham Hotspur and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen is ruled out for eight weeks after tearing two ligaments in his ankle.
Andros Townsend celebrates scoring with his allegedly 'stunning' free kick during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace on April 30, 2016
Andros Townsend to undergo medical at Crystal Palace?
Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend will reportedly undergo a medical at Crystal Palace after the Eagles met his release clause.
Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring a goal during the Coupe de France final against Marseille on May 21, 2016
Zlatan Ibrahimovic announces Manchester United move
Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms recent reports by announcing that he has agreed to join Manchester United ahead of the new Premier League season.
Jan Vertonghen and Jeff Hendrick in action during the Euro 2016 Group E match between Belgium and Republic of Ireland on July 18, 2016
Jan Vertonghen facing four months on sidelines?
Tottenham Hotspur and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen reportedly faces four months on the sidelines with an ankle injury.
Barcelona's President Josep Maria Bartomeu gives a press conference at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 7, 2015
Barcelona confirm Samuel Umtiti agreement with Lyon
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirms that the Spanish champions have "an agreement" with Lyon to sign French centre-back Samuel Umtiti.
Former Germany player Michael Ballack looks on during the World Cup qualifying match between Austria and Germany on September 6, 2013
Michael Ballack: 'Germany will beat Italians'
Former Germany midfielder Michael Ballack backs the world champions to beat Italy in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 this weekend.
Cristian Tello for Porto on February 1, 2015
Report: Liverpool want Cristian Tello
A report claims that Liverpool want to sign Barcelona attacker Cristian Tello in this summer's transfer window.
Eddie Howe looks on during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Chelsea on April 23, 2016
Bournemouth sign Le Havre's Lys Mousset
Premier League club Bournemouth complete the signing of young striker Lys Mousset from Le Havre for an undisclosed fee.
Nice's French head coach Claude Puel looks on during the French L1 football match between Rennes and Nice on October 18, 2015
Les Reed delighted with Claude Puel appointment
Southampton executive director of football Les Reed reveals his delight at Claude Puel agreeing to become the club's new manager.
Nice's French head coach Claude Puel during the French L1 football match Toulouse vs Nice on November 28, 2015
Southampton appoint Claude Puel as new head coach
Southampton appoint former Nice boss Claude Puel as their new head coach following the departure of Ronald Koeman.
Mario Gomez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Euro 2016 RO16 match between Germany and Slovakia on June 26, 2016
Espanyol 'priced out of Mario Gomez move'
Espanyol pull out of the race to sign Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez due to the cost of the deal, according to a report.
Alkmaar's midfielder Joris van Overeem (2ndL) celebrates with (FromL) midfielder Ben Rienstra, forward Vincent Janssen and midfielder Thom Haye after scoring during the UEFA Europa League football match Athletic Club Bilbao vs AZ Alkmaar at the San Mames
Vincent Janssen "frustrated" with AZ
AZ striker Vincent Janssen says that he is 'frustrated' that his long-term future has still not been decided.
Diego Simeone gestures during the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Diego Simeone: 'My future is with Atletico Madrid'
Diego Simeone insists that his future is with Atletico Madrid, despite hinting that he could leave the club at the end of last season.
Sevilla's forward Jose Antonio Reyes celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa League football match Sevilla FC vs Standard de Liege at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on November 6, 2014
Jose Antonio Reyes signs Espanyol deal
Spanish international Jose Antonio Reyes signs a two-year contract with La Liga outfit Espanyol.
Neymar celebrates getting on the scoresheet during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Getafe on March 12, 2016
Neymar to sign new five-year deal at Barcelona in "next few days"
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu reveals that Neymar will sign a new five-year contract in the "next few days".
Steve Bruce gives instructions during the Championship playoff final between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday on May 28, 2016
Steve Bruce to stay on as Hull City manager
Steve Bruce pens an open letter to fans confirming that he will stay on as Hull City manager.
Brendan Rodgers manager of Liverpool looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on October 4, 2015 in Liverpool, England.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers rules out taking England job
Brendan Rodgers rules out becoming the next England manager as he intends to begin a new spell in charge of Celtic.
Paul Pogba celebrates scoring during the Serie A game between Milan and Juventus on April 9, 2016
Agent slams 'clueless' Gary Lineker over overrated Paul Pogba comments
Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola slams Gary Lineker for describing his client as overrated.
Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup fourth round match between Stoke City and Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.
Manchester United set up pre-season friendly against Galatasaray
Manchester United announce that they will take on Galatasaray in a pre-season friendly in Sweden on July 30.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gives the thumbs up during his side's 2-1 victory over Manchester City on December 21, 2015
Arsenal 'consider offering manager Arsene Wenger a new contract'
Arsenal are reportedly prepared to offer manager Arsene Wenger a new contract in order to prevent the Frenchman from becoming the new England boss.
James Morrison of West Bromwich Albion during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and West Bromwich Albion at Vicarage Road on August 15, 2015
James Morrison signs new two-year deal at West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion midfielder James Morrison signs a new two-year contract at The Hawthorns.
Liverpool's foward Jerome Sinclair in action during the UEFA Youth League match between SL Benfica and Liverpool FC on February 24, 2015
Liverpool, Watford agree compensation fee for Jerome Sinclair
Liverpool and Watford agree a compensation fee, allowing Jerome Sinclair to finalise his transfer to Vicarage Road.
Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs walks to the dugout prior to kick-off against Norwich in the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Ryan Giggs 'rejects Manchester United's offer of reduced coaching role'
Ryan Giggs reportedly turns down Manchester United's offer of a reduced coaching role in Jose Mourinho's backroom team.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action during the Champions League quarter-final between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on April 12, 2016
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent responds to rumours of imminent Manchester United move
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola says that there is "no decision" regarding a reported imminent move to Manchester United.
A general view shows Queens Park Rangers stadium ahead of the English Premier football match against Liverpool at Loftus Road in London on December 30, 2012
Transfer Talk Daily Update: Joel Lynch, Christopher Schindler, Michy Batshuayi
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.

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