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Live Football Transfer News and Rumours: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe - 25th August

Follow all the transfer news and rumours around Europe - LIVE!
Updated: 25 August 2017 20:20 IST - Published: 25 August 2017 15:56 IST
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Charlie Adam confirms that he's signed a new one-year contract extension with Stoke.
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Walsall have signed Tyler Roberts from West Brom on a season-long loan deal.
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Granada confirm that they have reached an agreement with Watford for the sale of Dimitri Foulquier.
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Caliari keen on Chelsea striker

Cagliari are interested in signing Chelsea striker Loic Remy, according to Sky Sport Itali. Remy struggled with injury during a loan spell at Crystal Palace last season and could head to Serie A in a bid to get his career back on track.
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Watford in £7m Gibbs talk


Watford are back in talks over a deal to sign Kieran Gibbs after Arsenal lowered their original £15 million asking price. A clutch of Premier League clubs had previously shown an interest in Gibbs, but were put off by his valuation. However, Arsenal are now reportedly willing to sell the left-back for £7m and that has prompted Watford to make a fresh approach.
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José Mourinho has ruled out the possibility of Zlatan Ibrahimović playing in the Champions League group stage.
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Ronald Koeman confirms that Davy Klaassen is out of Everton's trip to Chelsea on Sunday.
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Antonio Conte confirms that Eden Hazard will play for Chelsea U23s vs. Everton tonight.
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Blues and Reds to battle for Ox

Chelsea and Liverpool look set to battle it out to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after he turned down a new £180K a week deal at Arsenal. Arsene Wenger held talks with the England midfielder yesterday in a final attempt to persuade him to stay at the Emirates.

Sky Sports News understands Wenger will tell the player and his representatives in the next 24 hours whether he will allow him to leave before the window closes next week - or let him see out the final year of his contract at the Emirates.
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Coutinho still wants Barcelona move

Philippe Coutinho is hoping Barcelona signing Ousmane Dembelefrom Borussia Dortmund does not mean they have given up on signing him. The Brazilian's position has not changed – he still wants to leave Liverpool and sign for the Catalans. Sky Sports say: We are told his “mood is very low at the moment”. Jurgen Klopp says Coutinho won’t play against Arsenal on Sunday because he is still injured (back).
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Paul Pogba has been named the inaugural Europa League Player of the Season

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The Europa League group stage draw in full

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Wales have announced their squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

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PSG reject Barcelona's Di Maria bid

PSG have turned down an offer from Barcelona for Angel Di Maria, reports AS. Di Maria, 29, is a long-term target for Barcelona and has been linked heavily with a move to the Nou Camp since Neymar left the Catalans for PSG. 

According to AS, Barcelona offered PSG €35m for the Argentinian, but it was rejected. The player is keen to move to Spain.
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Spain have announced their squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

David Villa is back

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Netherlands have announced their squad for the World Cup qualifiers vs. France and Bulgaria.

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Germany have announced their squad for the World Cup qualifiers vs. Czech Republic and Norway.

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Belgium have announced their squad for the World Cup qualifiers vs. Gibraltar and Greece.

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Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke: "The transfer is on the way, but not finalised yet. We'll announce it when it's finalised."
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No City contact over Evans

West Brom boss Tony Pulis says there has been no recent contact from Manchester City regarding defender Jonny Evans. The Baggies have already rejected an offer of £18m for the Northern Ireland international. 

"At present there has been no contact in the last couple of days," Pulis said in his press conference. "Jonny is a West Bromwich Albion player and we are hoping we can get the situation resolved."
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Snodgrass to have Aston Villa medical

Robert Snodgrass will have a medical at Aston Villa this afternoon ahead of a season-long loan from West Ham, according to Sky sources. Steve Bruce has beaten off interest from Sunderland and Birmingham to sign the Scotland international. 

Snodgrass only signed for West Ham in January for £7.5m, but was told he was surplus to requirements by Slaven Bilic two weeks ago.
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Juventus confirm that Claudio Marchisio will be out for three to four weeks with a knee injury.
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Arsenal to sell Ox Chamberlain

Arsenal may be forced to sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before the current transfer window closes. The England midfielder has received interest from both Liverpool and Chelsea over the summer and is out of contract next June. And if Arsenal cannot sign him to a new deal they may have to cut their losses and offload him to avoid losing the star on a free in 2018.

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Manchester City out of Mbappe race

Manchester City have admitted they are “out of the race” to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.City were one of a number of top-flight European clubs to have confirmed their interest in the France striker this summer, with PSG and Real Madrid fighting to sign the 18-year-old. 

But City director of football Txiki Begiristain conceded the club have ruled themselves out of a deal for the teenager's signature."We are out of the race," Begiristain said."It is impossible to do it with the timing remaining."

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Messi is staying

Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain has ruled out signing Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi. The Argentina international has less than 12 months left to run on his current deal at the Nou Camp. "Messi is staying at Barcelona, for sure," Begiristain said.

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Hello and welcome to another day filled with transfer rumours. Some Big news coming up. Stay tuned.