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Brandao joins Bastia

Bastia have signed Brazilian striker Brandao from Saint-Etienne on a one-year deal.

De Vrij confirms no Utd offer

Lazio's new centre-back Stefan De Vrij has denied Manchester United were ever in the hunt to sign him.

Rennes swoop for Prcic

Rennes have made their second midfield signing in as many days with the capture of Sanjin Prcic from Sochaux.

Schneiderlin back in training

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has trained with his team-mates despite handing in a transfer request on Wednesday, according to Sky sources.

Immobile aiming high

New Borussia Dortmund forward Ciro Immobile insists he has no qualms about filling the boots of Robert Lewandowski, saying the Pole now belongs to Dortmund's past while he is their future.

Pique: United future is bright

Barcelona and Spain centre-back Gerard Pique is backing Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal to be a 'brilliant success' at Old Trafford.

Evra reveals captaincy plan

Patrice Evra has revealed he would have been made captain if he had stayed at Manchester United - while he also believes Nani would be a great buy for Juventus.

Napoli confirm Fellaini liking

Napoli's president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed the club's interest in signing Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini.

Renard to steer Elephants

Herve Renard, who guided outsiders Zambia to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations title, has been named the new coach of Ivory Coast.

Neymar nearing full fitness

Neymar expects to be 100 per cent fit for Barcelona by the time the new Primera Division campaign kicks off.

Rose signs new Spurs deal

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has put his faith in Danny Rose by handing the left-back a new five-year contract.

Shilton: Hart can be captain

Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton says Joe Hart could one day become England captain, but not as Steven Gerrard's immediate successor.

Mancini hoping for Italy call

Roberto Mancini admits he would "come running" if he was offered the chance to coach Italy's national team.

Mourinho: Torres not leaving

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is adamant that Fernando Torres will not be sold during the transfer window.

Morrison remanded in custody

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been remanded in custody at ManchesterMagistrates' Court until August 7 after being charged with two counts of common assault.

Pardew to 'monitor' Remy saga

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew continues to 'monitor' Loic Remy's situation after a move to Liverpool broke down.

Heaton signs new Burnley deal

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton has signed a three-year extension to his current deal at Turf Moor.

Juve expect Vidal to stay

Juventus official Beppe Marotta has reiterated the club's desire to keep Arturo Vidal, despite reported interest from Manchester United.

Rodgers: We'll keep spending

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to further strengthen his squad ahead of the transfer deadline on September 1.