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The Stoppage Time Transfer Gossip: July 26th 2011

We got loads of stuff as usual today, got news on Batista and Argentina parting, Liverpool missing out on their target and loads more. OFFICIAL: Sergio Batista ain’t Argentina Manager anymore The committee has decided to rescind its contract with Batista and suspend the friendly match with Romania to consider who will take on the [...]

We got loads of stuff as usual today, got news on Batista and Argentina parting, Liverpool missing out on their target and loads more.

OFFICIAL: Sergio Batista ain’t Argentina Manager anymore

The committee has decided to rescind its contract with Batista and suspend the friendly match with Romania to consider who will take on the duties of the national team. There are no deadlines to decide a successor; the decision will be made in time.

AFA’s spokesman Cherquis Bialo

Well, I’m a bit surprised, I would have thought that Julio Grondola would have been much more persistent in trying to keep Batista considering that he wanted to ‘defame’ Maradona or whatsoever. Another reason why it’s surprising is that most indications led to Batista staying, not going, so I am personally a bit surprised.

Liverpool miss out on French International…

…and he’s not Gael Clichy. Liverpool have missed out on Blaise Matuidi, with the 24-year-old France international completing a move to French side Paris Saint-Germain just today. For all those who want to know, he’s a defensive midfielder whom is renown for his tough tackling. Liverpool were reportedly looking to him for quite a while before the Parisan side’s capture of the midfielder.

So Arsenal Won’t Be signing Mata?

Well, it certainly looks like it, especially after reading this:

Valencia president Manuel Llorente insists Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City are wasting their time in pursuing midfielder Juan Mata, who they say is not for sale at any price.

Metro

Another question would be whether Arsenal would have forked out the fee for Mata in the first place.

… but here’s another target for Arsenal

Metro have reported that Arsenal are reportedly interested in Liverpool target and Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy. And yes, to answer your questions, he is indeed a youngster.

And to finish things off, JET and Eboue are set to leave Arsenal

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