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Sir Alex Fer­gu­son is con­tem­plat­ing stay­ing away from David Moyes’s first run of matches at Manch­ester United out of con­cerns his pres­ence may un­der­mine his suc­ces­sor and po­ten­tially in­crease the pres­sure on the club’s new man­ager. ( The Guardian) Liver­pool have told 26-year-old striker Luis Suarez he has three weeks to sort out his fu­ture af­ter which he will be told to knuckle down and com­mit him­self to the club. (Dai­lyMir­ror) Chelsea’s re­shap­ing of their squad un­der man­ager Jose Mour­inho con­tin­ues, with striker Demba Ba, 29, hold­ing talks with Anzhi Makhachkala. Mid­fielder John Obi Mikel, 26, will fol­low him out of Stam­ford Bridge. (TheTimes) Arse­nal are fi­nal­is­ing ne­go­ti­a­tions with Real Madrid for the £22m sign­ing of Gonzalo Higuain, who will be­come the club’s record sign­ing and high­est paid player. (Dai­lyTele­graph) Southamp­ton man­ager Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino has con­firmed his in­ter­est in Le­an­dro Damiao. The 23-year-old Brazil striker has also been linked with Tot­ten­ham. (Dai­ly­Mail) Turk­ish side Be­sik­tas say they are hope­ful of sign­ing Em­manuel Ade­bayor, 29, af­ter lodg­ing an of­fi­cial bid for the Spurs striker. (Metro) Manch­ester City are ready to lis­ten to of­fers for Brazil­ian right-back Maicon. The 31-year-old is be­hind Pablo Za­baleta and Micah Richards in the Eti­had peck­ing or­der. (Dai­ly­Mail) Real Madrid cen­tral defender Pepe, 30, is un­der­stood to be top of new Man City boss Manuel Pel­le­grini’s list of trans­fer tar­gets. (TheIn­de­pen­dent) New­cas­tle United look set to pull out of the race to sign Wi­gan Ath­letic striker Arouna Kone, 29, be­cause he does not fit into the Mag­pies’ “blue­print”. (New­castleChron­i­cle) Chelsea and and Tot­ten­ham are con­tin­u­ing to mon­i­tor Brazil in­ter­na­tional Hulk, 29, af­ter the Zenit St Peters­burg for­ward con­firmed he is aware of the in­ter­est from both clubs. (Dai­lyEx­press) For­mer Eng­land striker Carl­ton Cole, 29, who has been re­leased by West Ham, is un­der­stood to have held talks with newly pro­moted Pre­mier League side Crys­tal Palace. (Croy­donAd­ver­tiser) Mean­while, the Ea­gles are in talks to sign defender Umaru Ban­gura, 25, from Nor­we­gian club FK Hauge­sund. (Lon­donEven­ingS­tan­dard) Hull City have made a fi­nal “take it or leave it” £4m of­fer to Burn­ley for their 24-year-old striker Char­lie Austin. (Hull Dai­ly­Mail) Fiorentina have signed vet­eran Ital­ian mid­fielder Mas­simo Am­brosini, 36, whose con­tract with AC Mi­lan has just ended af­ter 18 years with the club. ( Malaga have an­nounced the sign­ing of Ivo­rian Bob­ley An­der­son, 21, from Moroc­can side Wy­dad Casablanca on a five-year deal. ( Malaga-based­news­pa­per Mala­gaHoy) Slove­nian in­ter­na­tional Bo­jan Jo­kic, 27, has signed with Vil­lar­real, leav­ing AC Chievo Verona. (Marca) Spar­tak Moscow’s

Ar­gen­tine defender Ni­co­las Pareja, 29, is to go on loan to Sevilla for one year. (ABC) Roma have agreed to ex­tend the loan of Jose An­gel, 23, to Real So­ciedad by one year. (LaGazzettadel­loS­port) For­mer Manch­ester City boss Roberto Mancini, 48, says he is still baf­fled by his sack­ing but hinted his re­la­tion­ship with chief ex­ec­u­tive Fer­ran So­ri­ano played a part in his exit. (Manch­ester Even­ingNews) Chelsea be­lieve new Dutch mid­fielder Marco van Ginkel can be­come Frank Lam­pard’s even­tual suc­ces­sor in the Blues mid­field. (Dai­lyMir­ror) Stoke striker Peter Crouch en­joys cel­e­brat­ing his goals by danc­ing – but al­most dropped wife Abbey Clancy af­ter the 6ft 7in star hoisted her onto his shoul­ders while on the dance floor on hol­i­day in Ibiza. (Dai­lyMir­ror) Re­cently re­tired ex-Eng­land cap­tain David Beck­ham has many ca­reer high­lights to look back on – and now he will not for­get any of them af­ter they were im­mor­talised in Lego. (Metro)

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