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Departures Lounge: Pellegrini calls for reinforcements

Manchester City are after some defensive back-up in the shape of Martin Demichelis.

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City to strengthen defence: After watching his side lose out to Cardiff City without the injured Vincent Kompany and Micah Richards over the weekend, Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini will look to a former player in Atletico Madrid’s Martin Demichelis for defensive back-up.

Canaries close in on Troisi: Norwich are nearing an agreement for Atlanta midfielder James Troisi. The Australian international will come in on a season-long loan.

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Big guns chasing Porto defender: Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona are three names rumoured to be keen on Porto’s French centre-half Eliaquim Mangala.

Spurs after Eriksen: With Willian opting to join London rivals Chelsea, Spurs are believed to be weighing up a £12m bid for Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen.

Bluebirds after Barca youngster: Cardiff City are reportedly chasing Isaac Cuenca, a 22-year-old striker on the books at Barcelona who is looking for some first team experience on-loan.

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Mourinho rejects Mata talk: The Chelsea manager has rubbished speculation that he could allow Spanish playmaker Juan Mata to leave this week, adding that he is an “important” player.

Magpies target staying put: Newcastle will miss out on attacking midfielder Florian Thauvin as the French U20 international looks set to remain at Lille.

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez insists he has not contacted old club Wigan about the possibility of signing Ireland midfielder James McCarthy.

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